There’s a hero. He saves the day. But what effect does he have on everyone else’s life?
This is the book where you never see the hero. It isn’t about him. These are the tales of the man on the street, the cop on the beat, the dreamers and schemers and even the kid playing with a doll of the hero. One person can change the world for so many…
This is a complete collection of the series that got Nat Gertler the first of his Eisner Award nominations. Over 20 short stories in all adding up to one full graphic novel, with a range of artists including Huntress co-creator Joe Staton, children’s book creator Adam Rex, mini-comics king Matt Feazell, crime novelist Alex Grecian, and Eisner- and LA Times Book Prize-winning graphic novelist Carla Speed McNeil.
- “Exposure”, art by Adam Rex & Paul Whitehead
- “Arms and the Man”, art by Janine Johnston
- “Protection”, art by Alex Grecian
- “To Serve and Protect”, art by Jim Schumaker & Bradley Walton
- “Da-Daba-Dumma-Dum-Da-Data”, art by Joe Staton
- “Escalation”, art by Alex Grecian
- “Telephone for the ‘90s”, art by Nat Gertler
- “Commute”, art by Mike Vosburg
- “Da Oudda-Towners”, art by Matt Feazell
- “Disagreement”, art by John Drury
- “In Need”, art by Tom Luth
- “Clothes Making”, art by Carla Speed McNeil
- “Essay”, art by Rich Johnston
- “The Green Diamond Protocol”, art by Carlos Saldaña
- “Dull Summer Day”, art by Paul Whitehead
- “The Limits of the Lawyer”, art by Ted Slampyak
- “Direction”, art by Mark Lewis
- “Action”, art by Jim Schumaker & Bradley Walton
- “I am the Factor”, art by Justine Shaw
- “I am Too the Factor”, art by Rich Johnston
- “I am the Factoy”, art by Rusty Haller
- “News Carrier”, art by Jim Wheelock
- “At Joe’s Lunch Stop”, art by Jason Whitley
- “Friday Morning, 11:47 AM”, art by Justine Shaw
- Paperback : 127 pages, black and white
- ISBN-10 : 194999645X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1949996456
- Item Weight : 10.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 7 x 0.29 x 10 inches
Gordon Kirby is one laid back individual… but when duty (or boredom) calls, he dons his homebrew hero outfit and patrols the streets and rooftops of Montreal as The Jammer!
Collected here for the first time is the original five-issue storyline of Bernie Mireault’s cult favorite alt hero series The Jam: Urban Adventure, newly remastered and enhanced by Mireault himself. As an added bonus, the book leads off with a series of shorter pieces that appeared in New Triumph Featuring Northguard and The Jam Special.
- Paperback : 167 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1949996433
- ISBN-13 : 978-1949996432
- Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 7 x 0.38 x 10 inches
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It’s the 21st century’s first feature-length comics tale of Bernie Mireault’s popular Canadian hero series The Jam.
This new, full-color, square-bound paperback starts off with the 38 page The Jam story “A Secret Bowman”, Mireault’s gorgeously-colored never-before-seen comic book adaption of his own prose story. Someone is shooting arrows into the citizens of Montréal, and it’s up to The Jammer to do something about it. But are larger forces at play?
But that’s not all. You also get another all new story, “Avatars of Adventure: Adepts of Arcana,” written by respected author and editor Claude Lalumière and drawn by Bernie. Plus the The Jam story The Chair is printed in color for the first time, and Bernie’s story Dr. Robot vs. Monster (from Madman #12) is reprinted as well. And then there’s a 6-page portfolio of color images in this 64 page issue.
The year was 1966, and the world was going crazy over the wham-socko superhero action that had leapt out from the comic books and onto the TV. With the internet yet to be invented, the fans of the day turned to their stationary pads and whipped off letters to the hero and to those who told his story, sending praise, complaints, questions and requests to the TV show and to the comic books. Best-selling book creator Bill Adler sifted through the letters and came up with the funniest, putting them out in a paperback that still draws praise to this day. Michael Eury’s new book Hero-a-Go-Go! says it’s a “brisk but deliriously engrossing read” and “the ultimate feel-good book”. Chris Sims at ComicsAlliance.com has called it “one of the single best pieces of Bat-ephemera,” and Al Bigley of Big Glee! told readers to “get ready to laugh!” But sadly, the book has been out of print for about half a century.
If this were anything but a press release, the story would end right there. But lucky for you, dear reader, this is a press release and we do not do such things just to depress you. No! We do such things to get you to spend money, and toward that end we are announcing a brand new reprinting of the same ol’ book under a bold new title: FanMail ’66. Now you can thrill to those mirthful missives and crusading correspondence of yesteryear, and we can thrill to getting a share of the $9.99 it will cost you!
Bill Adler created collections of kids’ letters to presidents (About Comics has already reprinted his Kids’ Letters to President Kennedy and Dear President Johnson), campers’ letters home, and fans letters to the objects of their adulation, whether that be the Beatles, the Monkees, or the Mets. He hit best-seller lists with books ranging from a collection to JFK’s humor (The Kennedy Wit) to the whodunnit Who Killed the Robins Family?
FanMail ’66 (ISBN-13: 978-1-936404-71-1) is a 128 page black-and-white paperback, 5″x8″, with a cover price of $9.99.
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