Hermes Press saddles up with Roy Rogers

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royrogerscoverA Hermes Press saddles up with Roy RogersMedia Release — Hermes Press adds yet another important title to its line-up of classic comic book andcomic strip reprints with Roy Rogers: The Collected Daily and Sunday Newspaper Strips.

Now for the first time an in-depth collection surveying the greatest cowboy strip to grace newspapers: Roy Rogers. See the adventures of Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, andTrigger in both black-and-white daily strips and twelve complete full color continuities ofthe Sundays. Highlighting this collection is the complete work of Silver Age master AlexToth on the title. Other artists featured in this comprehensive survey of the Roy Rogersdaily and Sunday strips are Mike Arens, Pete Alvardo, and Tom, Chuck, and Bob McKimson.

During the 1950’s Roy Rogers was one of the most widely read newspaper comicstrips in America and this volume presents a representative sampling covering the entire12-year run of the title. This book, as with all Hermes Press’ comic book and stripreprints, presents a detailed essay about the strip’s history, written by comics historian Tim Lasuita, accompanied by artwork, movie posters, advertising, and toys. The book also features a forward by Roy Rogers’ son, Roy “Dusty” Rogers. Available in January/2011.

ROY ROGERS: The Collected Daily and Sunday Newspaper Strips; ISBN 1-932563-51-2; black andwhite and color; landscape hardcover with printed laminated cover and dustjacket; 8 by 10 inches;224 pages; reprints one and a half years of the daily strip and twelve complete color continuities ofthe Sunday strip; offers the complete work of ALEX TOTH on the title; art also by Mike Arens, PeteAlvardo, and Tom, Chuck, and Bob McKimson; foreword by Roy “Dusty” Rogers; essay by TimLasuita; cover art by Mike Arens; all ages; $49.99.

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