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Frank Bellamy's Heros the Spartan The Complete Adventures

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We have just received these photos of the finished editions of Frank Bellamy's Heros the Spartan The Complete Adventures from our printers.

Heros the Spartan - click for LARGE pictures

Heros the Spartan Deluxe Limited Edition (600 copies)

Leatherbound Deluxe Edition (120 copies)

Leatherbound Deluxe Edition (120) in Slipcase (front)

Leatherbound Deluxe Edition (120) in Slipcase (back)


We expect to receive a couple of advance copies by the 16th September when we will post more photos. The full shipment arrives around October 10th when all advance orders will be mailed out.

This is an extemely limited edition with only 600 copies of the deluxe edition and 120 copies of the leather slipcased edition. Advance sales have now accounted for well over HALF the print run.

If you are a Bellamy admirer please do not miss out on the opportunity to own the finest British comic strip ever produced. We expect a complete sell out within months.

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Frank Bellamy's Heros the Spartan The Complete Adventures (Limited Edition)
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publication due October 2013

Price: 95.00 / 109.25 / $142.50




CATALOG SUSPENDED
Limited edition of 600 copies - the book ALL Bellamy art fans have been waiting for

PRE-ORDER now! We are taking advance orders for this publication which is due October 2013. Reserve your copy now and no payment is made until your copy is sent.

Click to see some extracts from Heros the Spartan


Click for LARGE IMAGES from the book ...


Heros the Spartan is the most eagerly anticipated reprint of any classic British comic strip.

In 1962 Frank Bellamy was asked to draw a new Roman epic strip for the Eagle, written by Tom Tully. Bellamy had previously honed his artistic skills on Robin Hood and King Arthur in the Swift (both available from Book Palace Books) and The Happy Warrior, the Story of Winston Churchill, Montgomery of Alamein, Marco Polo and Fraser of Africa also in the Eagle.

At the pinnacle of his artistic skills, this new commission gave him a unique opportunity. The new strip Heros the Spartan was being presented on the centre double page spread of the Eagle. This enormous canvas gave Bellamy a format few comic strip artists ever achieve or even dream of. The double page format enabled Bellamy to create the greatest comic strip adventure ever presented to the public.

He excelled himself with revolutionary page and panel design and dramatic ink line work all in glorious colour and his ink lines and colour work on this strip have yet to be equalled by any other artist on any strip.

Universally regarded as THE greatest British comic strip ever produced the art has never before been reprinted since its initial publication in 1962.

We at Book Palace Books have longed to reprint Heros the Spartan. Our opportunity to do so came over 2 years ago and coupled with current advanced scanning and reproduction techniques we are proud to be able to present Heros in this most luxurious format at a quality of reproduction far superior to the original comic printing.

This had been a tremendous undertaking and we have had a lot of help from dedicated Bellamy collectors from around the globe. The introductory chapters, which feature Dez Skinn and Dave Gibbons' interview with the great man (many thanks to both Dez and Dave), also includes mouth watering reproductions of key examples of Bellamy artwork that are largely sourced from high resolution scans and add an extra zing to the whole production.

Finding Bellamy Heros originals was as problematic as can be anticipated with artwork of this vintage. The search continued throughout the eighteen months that this project occupied us and we did manage to unearth a lot of Heros artwork that had remained unseen for decades.

One of the spreads high on our list was, of course, the famous massacre of the fifth legion, which was one of the strip's many artistic high spots. We did locate the spread in question and we were delighted to reproduce at least a sizeable chunk of original artwork adding a lot of extra lustre to what is already a very desirable book.

This is without doubt, the most ambitious project that Book Palace Books has invested in, and the production costs reflect this. We took the decision to reproduce the Heros pages to the same size as they first appeared in the Eagle comic some fifty years ago. This means that each spread runs over two pages, the binding on this book is such that each spread opens out without information getting lost in the gutter. We have designed the whole book to emphasize the panoramic feel and to reinforce this cinematic effect.

Over 18 months of meticulous scanning, colour corrections and with the best printing money can buy Heros the Spartan is now available again after over 50 years.

For those who remember the strip this will bring back very fond memories. For those of you who have only previously heard of Heros or who have only seen a few examples, boy are you in for a treat! After 50 years Bellamy’s Heros is in print to excite a whole new generation of knowledgeable comic enthusiasts, collectors and art afficionados.

Author: Tom Tully, Frank Bellamy
Artist: Frank Bellamy
Publisher: Book Palace Books, due October 2013
Number of pages: 272
Format: Hard Cover; Full Colour illustrations
Size: 11" x 14" (270mm x 360mm)
ISBN: 9781907081194
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Double page spread from the book!
Frank Bellamy's Heros the Spartan The Complete Adventures (Leatherbound) (Limited Edition)
view Frank Bellamy's Heros the Spartan The Complete Adventures (Leatherbound) (Limited Edition)
Reserve your copy
publication due October 2013

Price: 265.00 / 304.75 / $397.50




CATALOG SUSPENDED
Leatherbound Numbered edition limited to 120 copies with embossed slipcase. Comes with additional 24 pages of meticulously scanned reproductions of original Bellamy Heros artwork never before seen in public.

PRE-ORDER now! We are taking advance orders for this publication which is due October 2013. Reserve your copy now and no payment is made until your copy is sent.

Click to see some extracts from Heros the Spartan


Click for LARGE IMAGES from the book ...


Heros the Spartan is the most eagerly anticipated reprint of any classic British comic strip.

In 1962 Frank Bellamy was asked to draw a new Roman epic strip for the Eagle, written by Tom Tully. Bellamy had previously honed his artistic skills on Robin Hood and King Arthur in the Swift (both available from Book Palace Books) and The Happy Warrior, the Story of Winston Churchill, Montgomery of Alamein, Marco Polo and Fraser of Africa also in the Eagle.

At the pinnacle of his artistic skills, this new commission gave him a unique opportunity. The new strip Heros the Spartan was being presented on the centre double page spread of the Eagle. This enormous canvas gave Bellamy a format few comic strip artists ever achieve or even dream of. The double page format enabled Bellamy to create the greatest comic strip adventure ever presented to the public.

He excelled himself with revolutionary page and panel design and dramatic ink line work all in glorious colour and his ink lines and colour work on this strip have yet to be equalled by any other artist on any strip.

Universally regarded as THE greatest British comic strip ever produced the art has never before been reprinted since its initial publication in 1962.

We at Book Palace Books have longed to reprint Heros the Spartan. Our opportunity to do so came over 2 years ago and coupled with current advanced scanning and reproduction techniques we are proud to be able to present Heros in this most luxurious format at a quality of reproduction far superior to the original comic printing.

This had been a tremendous undertaking and we have had a lot of help from dedicated Bellamy collectors from around the globe. The introductory chapters, which feature Dez Skinn and Dave Gibbons' interview with the great man (many thanks to both Dez and Dave), also includes mouth watering reproductions of key examples of Bellamy artwork that are largely sourced from high resolution scans and add an extra zing to the whole production.

Finding Bellamy Heros originals was as problematic as can be anticipated with artwork of this vintage. The search continued throughout the eighteen months that this project occupied us and we did manage to unearth a lot of Heros artwork that had remained unseen for decades.

One of the spreads high on our list was, of course, the famous massacre of the fifth legion, which was one of the strip's many artistic high spots. We did locate the spread in question and we were delighted to reproduce at least a sizeable chunk of original artwork adding a lot of extra lustre to what is already a very desirable book.

This is without doubt, the most ambitious project that Book Palace Books has invested in, and the production costs reflect this. We took the decision to reproduce the Heros pages to the same size as they first appeared in the Eagle comic some fifty years ago. This means that each spread runs over two pages, the binding on this book is such that each spread opens out without information getting lost in the gutter. We have designed the whole book to emphasize the panoramic feel and to reinforce this cinematic effect.

Over 18 months of meticulous scanning, colour corrections and with the best printing money can buy Heros the Spartan is now available again after over 50 years.

For those who remember the strip this will bring back very fond memories. For those of you who have only previously heard of Heros or who have only seen a few examples, boy are you in for a treat! After 50 years Bellamy’s Heros is in print to excite a whole new generation of knowledgeable comic enthusiasts, collectors and art afficionados.

This LEATHER EDITION is limited to 120 hand numbered copies with an an additional tipped in plate. The custom-dyed leather cover is embossed with an image of Heros and the page edges are gold blocked.

This Leather edition contains an additional 24 pages of meticulously scanned reproductions of original Bellamy Heros artwork, not previouly seen by the public. Bask in the full detail of the masterful pen and ink and colour compositions for the first time in over 50 years. This VERY special leather edition is enclosed in its own unique embossed custom-dyed leather slipcase.

Author: Tom Tully, Frank Bellamy
Artist: Frank Bellamy
Publisher: Book Palace Books, due October 2013
Number of pages: 296
Format: Hard Cover; Full Colour illustrations
Size: 11" x 14" (270mm x 360mm)
ISBN: 9781907081200
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