The DARK SHADOWS newspaper strips which ran from 1971 until 1972 are returning to print later this year, courtesy of Hermes Press.
|Ken Bald and Stan Lee|
DARK SHADOWS THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES AND SUNDAY has a projected release date of Sept. 9, 2014, on Amazon, and the book is now available for pre-order. The previous softcover, B&W edition of the newspaper strips, first published in 1996, is also available.
Here's the official statement from Hermes Press:
The iconic gothic romance vampire television series Dark Shadows was so popular and influential that it was adapted in numerous media. In addition to finding its way into 35 Gold Key comic books — all collected by Hermes Press in five hardcover volumes, Dark Shadows was also adapted into one of the most striking comic strips of the 1970s, running for only one year, from March 14, 1971 through March 11, 1972, with stand out, eye-catching artwork by seasoned comic book and comic strip artist Ken Bald.
Dark Shadows the Complete Newspaper Dailies and Sundays; artwork by Ken Bald; the complete one year run (March 14, 1971 through March 11, 1972) of the strip featuring all of the dailies and Sundays in full color. Essay by noted Dark Shadows scholar Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, documentary materials, examples of original artwork; 8.5 x 11 inches; landscape format; dustjacket and printed laminated cover; 224 pages; $50; available August, 2014.
Hermes Press’ new archival edition of the strip features all of the dailies and Sundays, in their original half page format, and in full color.