Haffner Press Newsletter – December 19, 2016 – Signed BEYOND MARS now shipping!!

 In This Issue: December 19, 2016

by Jack Williamson & Lee Elias

Limitation Sheet

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BEYOND MARS — Signed Edition
Written by Jack Williamson
Artwork by Lee Elias
Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney
Introduction by Bruce Canwell
Oversized 9.6″ x 12.1″ full color hardcover, 160 pp

Drawn from the same setting of Jack Williamson‘s novels SEETEE SHIP and SEETEE SHOCK, BEYOND MARS
takes place 200 years in the future, when a new force—paragravity—has enabled men to live and breathe on the asteroids. The strip stars Mike Flint, a spatial engineer who lives on Brooklyn Rock, an asteroid “beyond Mars.” With Sam, his green-skinned metallic partner from Venus, Flint gets involved in a series of lighthearted adventures, battling space pirates, teaming up with beautiful and strong-minded women, and dealing with addicts of the mysterious drug called “star dust.”
The restored color is outstanding and the artwork is creative and imaginative. Bruce Canwell contributes a wonderful introduction, putting this in the context of early 1950s science fiction. The book also includes original art by Lee Elias on other features like Black Cat, Terry & the Pirates and Tommy Tomorrow.
Editor Dean Mullaney of IDW / Library of America Comics was nominated for an Eisner Award for his assemblage of this vintage 1950s Sunday newspaper strip.
This is book is an essential addition to your library, but the first installment (February 17, 1952) of the strip was unintentionally left out. By special arrangement with the publisher, we have secured copies of BEYOND MARS with this missing page! Even better, this 8.5″ x 11″ page has been AUTOGRAPHED by Editor Dean Mullaney, Art Director Lorraine Turner, and Associate Editor/Int
roducer Bruce Canwell on the verso! Also bearing facsimile autographs of Jack Williamson & Lee Elias, this sheet has been numbered and loosely tipped into your finished copy.
To ice the cake, we will match #’s to those customers who have standing orders for our numbered and slipcased editions!Obviously, supplies are extremely limited, so get your order in soon!


“…THIS IS THE BEST REPRINT BOOK OF AN OLD NEWSPAPER STRIP I’VE EVER SEEN!!! …The colors are gorgeous, the art is sharp and crisp, and the quality of the book is top notch! Bruce Canwell’s intro is informative and to the point. I’m afraid it can’t get any better than this, friends…It’s really stunning, and though I usually grumble when it comes to the restorations of old newspaper strips, this is the best ever! Highly recommended, and a sure winner!” —Diego C.“Rethidenth of Brooklyn Rock are thure to love thith book. I am ethpecially fond of the green metal-eating worm. For a Venusian, he’s VERY attractive!  —Sam

“…this is a great collection of stories featuring that amazing era when space travel seemed right around the corner. Equal parts Hardy Boys (with only one boy) and Flash Gordon…The main reason to buy this is the art by Lee Elias, a true master who seldom got the respect he deserved. Best of all, if you’re like me and you find reading comic strip collections difficult because they are so repetitive and the pacing slow, these are collected Sunday strips, so each one is a full page of stunning art and the story moves along at a relatively brisk pace, you’d think you’re reading a graphic novel rather than a comic strip collection.” —IMHO T. 

“…This is the BEYOND MARS I’ve been waiting for! The black & white reprints in the 80s were fine, but here is all the color and reproduced at full-size! Also, VERY happy to see that this signed edition includes the missing first weekly installment.” —Mojo M.

“…Art is Great. The story certainly has that 1950′s Space Adventure feel..” —George G.

“…I highly recommend it to lovers of classic science fiction and sequential art. Beyond Mars is what happens when two masters in their respective fields join forces to create a work of art. It is, simply put, beyond awesome.” —Chad Derdowski, cinemasentries.com

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