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Includes an oversized bookplate with nice bold signatures (Glanzman signed this before he passed away in 2017). This is the first ever collection of Sam Glanzman's epic Voyage To The Deep. It follows the adventures of Admiral Jonathan Leigh, as he commands the mighty Proteus (a shape-shifting atomic sub!) through the deepest of Earth's oceans, battling fanged sea creatures, arctic monsters, anti-matter generators, sonic attacks, and a cataclysmic tsunami that is engulfing the entire U.S. Plus a wonderful, handsomely illustrated 19-page introduction by Steve Bissette where he offers us the entire history of super-submarines.
Bissette's piece is fascinating, beginning with real origins of submarines in the early 1800s, then moving on to the science fictional depictions led by Jules Verne and his Captain Nemo, to Commander Battle and His Atomic Sub, the early 1950s comic series, The Sea Devils, and TV's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea--which this series predates! He covers a lot of ground and includes tons of great imagery from movie posters, comics and more. It must be a half-hour read alone and worth while.
Includes all the fine painted covers by John McDermott and one story illustrated by Alex Toth and Mike Peppe. All other work is by Glanzman. Afterword by British artist Rufus Dayglo with an original illustration done especially for this edition--and he also provides the striking collection cover you see here.
An afterword by the publisher also looks at Glanzman's career, his very long life and his passing in 2017. This is a first class production from start to finish with a lot of bonus material not found in regular archives. Not to mention fine sci-fi stories. The fourth issue was written by the fabled Paul Newman, the long-time Dell writer who's considered one of the most prolific--and excellent--writers of comics ever. Bissette postulates, with ample evidence, that the first two issues at minimum were written by "Lower East Side poet/kabbalist" Lionel Ziprin. ...there is a zealous intensity...complete with a metaphoric armored hands of "The Enemy" crushing the Earth in its talons like an eggshell...the issue's magnum opus offers an incredible ten-page depiction of the utter destruction of New York City!"
"Whether Zifrin meant to fully embrace, or was satirizing, the most extremist Cold War fears of the era, we'll never know, but Glanzman makes the entire sequence as fearsomely concrete and believable as possible."
Sam J. Glanzman (born December 5, 1924) is an American comic-book artist and WWII veteran, best known for his biographical war stories about his service aboard the U.S.S. Stevens (collected into two books, the first containing his two A Sailor's Story graphic novels, originally published by Marvel in the 80s, and the second containing his actual U.S.S. Stevens stories, originally published by DC Comics and Marvel Comics in the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s).
He is also well known for his work on Hercules (the mythological Greek demigod); and the Charlton Comics Fightin' Army feature The Lonely War of Willy Schultz (a Vietnam War-era serial about a German-American U.S. Army captain during World War II).
Originally, Voyage To The Deep was published as four separate 32 page (no ads) comics, published by Dell in 1962. This includes every page, even the backcover ads.
- Additional Information
Item Code VOYDD Publisher It's Alive Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781684054503 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 176pg Color Full Color
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