TRADE PAPERBACKS – RED CIRCLE

     
THE SHIELD:

AMERICA’S 1ST PATRIOTIC COMIC BOOK HERO 

Relive the Golden Age of comics with America’s first super patriot. A hero with great power, strength and courage who donned the colors of the American flag. A hero who lived for democracy and protected the world from the foes of freedom! No, it’s not who you think… it’s THE SHIELD, who predated his well known counterpart by over a year. This historic full color trade paperback reprints his first 8 stories from PEP and SHIELD/WIZARD Comics. It includes his first appearance and origin, along with the covers of the comics they originally appeared in. This high quality book features a foreword by Golden Age comics historian Robert M. Overstreet and a cover by Stephanie & Mark Heike of AC Comics.

 

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS:

ORIGIN OF A SUPER TEAM 

Now you can relive those heady days as some of the wildest heroes in the history of comic books unite to form one of the most beloved super teams of the Sixties: The Shield! The Black Hood! The Comet! The Fly! Fly Girl! Witness the excitement as this intrepid team of heroes meet, fight super villains as well as each other, come up with a name for their team and even recruit new members! It’s all here in this colorful collection reprinting classic stories from originally appearing in FLY MAN #31, #32 and #33 as well as MIGHTY CRUSADERS #1. These titanic 1965 tales are courtesy of such comic book legends as writer (and Superman co creator) Jerry Siegal and artist Paul Reinman (Spider Man). Features a cover by fan favorite Joe Staton, painstaking restoration of all stories and faithful recoloring. Includes a foreword by movie producer Michael Uslan and Robert Klein.

ADVENTURES OF THE FLY
The latest entry in the RED CIRCLE reprint series! This historic edition highlights one of the pioneering superhero titles of the silver age: THE FLY! Tommy Troy is a young boy whose world is turned upside down when he meets an emissary of the Fly World and is given a special ring that magically transforms him into the superhuman FLY! Considered an early prototype for Spider-Man, the fly’s earliest adventures were charted by some of the most legendary creative talent in comics: Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Jack Davis, Al Williamson! All of these artists, and more, are featured in this special edition that collects titanic tales from 1959 and 1960. Features a cover by fan-favorite, Joe Staton, painstaking restorations of all stories, faithful recoloring and a foreword by Joe Simon. SCRIPT AND ART: Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Jack Davis, AI Williamson and various talent