<p>An MBartist exclusive, select content from the classic PLANET COMICS #41 comic book reprinted with reimagined cover art by John Hebert (2020). Contents include reproductions of classic stories as well as the original cover art (1946 Joe Doolin).</p>
MBartist Exclusive, Golden Age of Comics Reprint (Partial) - 16 pages of select content from the classic PLANET COMICS #41 comic book reprinted with reimagined cover art by John Hebert (2020). Contents include reproductions of classic stories and characters, as well as the original cover art (1946 Joe Doolin).
The partial reprints were first produced in 2020 as a pilot project.
PLANET COMICS #41: TERRIFIED BY SNAKES exclusive variant cover by John Hebert
"I’m terrified of snakes. G. Gordon Liddy was afraid of rats so he ate one! I knew I had to recreate this cover. I wanted to give the robot more action and life. I thought the original looked a little too stiff. The girl on the table was a personal challenge because I had only done one other like it in my career. Now I know it wasn’t a fluke.” - John Hebert
About PLANET COMICS
A property of Fiction House, the original atomic age, a science fiction adventure book was published in 1946, with pencils and inks by Joe Doolin. The chilling cover art of the hero Mysta strapped to a table at the mercy of the villainous Medusa is not directly related to the story inside, but shares some thematic traits. Planet Comics volume one ran from 1940 to 1953, featuring an adventurous mix of science fiction stories taking place in other worlds, and across time and space. It inspired the imaginations of readers seeking to escape reality in favor of chasing opportunities to discover new worlds, battle horrible foes, and save damsels in distress.
An early adopter of “good girl art,” Planet Comics’ covers often featured a beautiful woman with long bare legs being menaced by a frightful alien, monster, or villain. On occasion, artists would reverse the formula and have the beautiful woman in the role of hero, racing to the aid of a male captive.
About the Creator, John Hebert
John Hebert, born in New York State in 1965 is a Marvel alumnus whose earliest canvas was the walls of his family home. At age four, he sketched his vision for how TV’s Batman and Robin (Adam West and Burt Ward) would escape from The Penguin (Burgess Meredith). At the insistence of his mother, John’s media transitioned to pencil and paper where his talents accelerated, accepting a job to draw his first comic book just 2 days before his graduation from art school... John’s most recognized work includes the Punisher: War Zone, X-Men Adventures, Deathlok, Captain America, Spider-Man, Sable, and Jonny Quest.
About the Experience
MBartist Golden Age of Comics reprints are printed in limited edition, in a size similar to the era of the original production, measuring approximately 7.25" x 10.5". Each book is packaged with a ridged backboard in a protective Crystal Clear bag.
The 4-ply, double sided, super smooth, illustration board is made from 100% recycled fiber, and 90% post-consumer waste product. Manufactured at an alkaline pH. The flap-seal Crystal Clear bags come with re-sealable adhesive strips on the flap, allowing them to be folded and sealed over the opening of the bag. The Crystal Clear optical clarity, high quality material will not easily rip, tear, wrinkle, or fog. The material is acid and lignin free, archival safe, made with 10% recycled content and approximately 1.6 mil in thickness.