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ROY THOMAS PRESENTS THE LOST WORLD

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ROY THOMAS PRESENTS THE LOST WORLD

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The Complete Stories from Planet Comics #21-64, 1942-50. Highly Recommended. By Nick Cardy, Graham Ingels, George Evans et al. An unusally fat book (456 pages) from PS, collecting the best continuing strip in Planet Stories. Plus these bonus features: a special overview by Roy Thomas, a close look at editor Malcolm Reiss AND brief bios (with special artwork) of ALL the creators: Rudy Palais, EC alumni Graham Ingels and George Evans, Lily Renée and others, by historian David Saunders!

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An unusally fat book (456 pages) from PS, collecting the best continuing strip in Planet Stories. Plus these bonus features: a special overview by Roy Thomas, a close look at editor Malcolm Reiss AND brief bios (with special artwork) of ALL the creators: Rudy Palais, EC alumni Graham Ingels and George Evans, Lily Renée and others, by historian David Saunders!

Hunt Bowman and the beautiful Lyssa live on a future Earth that had been conquered by the Voltamen, fierce reptilian creatures with green skin. He is a giant of a man, massively strong, and highly skilled with a bow and arrow. He is discovered living on Earth by Lyssa, the Queen of Mars, when she leads an exploration party to Earth. Together they develop a resistance movement against the Voltamen. Earth has been conquered, but Hunt fights on in this long-running, lead feature in the legendary Planet Comics.

Among the people who join their resistance movement is Bruce, one of a set of triplets found by the Voltamen in suspended animation who is in possession of the body of Guth, the Prince of the Voltamen. After Bruce was killed, his brother placed Bruce's brain into the Voltaman's body. While they develop their resistance movement, Hunt and Lyssa wander the future earth, defending the remaining humans they find against the Voltamen.

This was the top feature for years in the iconic Planet Comics. Their best artists worked on it, including two men who would later make their names with EC Comics: Graham Ingels and George Evans. Their work is outstanding and it's the reason this remains the best known continuing feature in Planet. Each one did a long run of stories. But we also find Nick Cardy here, who went on to become one of DC's finest artists in the 60s and 70s. And the wonderful Lily Renée, probably the finest female artist at Fiction House. And Rudy Palais, who kicked off the series with the very first story in issue #21. Palais did some of the most collectible work in the Golden Age, including stories for the notorious Crime Does Not Pay, Dollman, Super-Mystery and lots of great pre-code horror work in the 1950s.

This was a classic Flash Gordon-style strip, even though the action was back on earth, and the bad guys were REALLY bad. They couldn't even talk straight, mutilating English in issue after issue.

We normally don't stock the slipcased editions of the PS books, but for this we thought we'd make an exception. I'm glad we did. For $10 more, you can get this same book but in a handsome, fully illustrated color slipcase. See Related Items. Also note that many of the original Planet Comics collections are still on sale, while supply lasts.

I suppose it’s because they have already collected these stories in the individual volumes of Planet, they are able to price this very reasonably when compared with their other collections with far less pages. If you haven't gotten all the Planets, this is the one you should pick up. If you have, you may just want to consider it anyway, for all the special features available only here.

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Item Code LOSTWH
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781786360755
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 448pg
Color Full Color
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