Saturday, October 20, 2018

Jimmy Thompson at Timely Comics! Super-Stylish, Riveting Stories in NEW 198-Page E-Book!

Hot Off the E-Presses! Here's THOMPSON AT TIMELY, the long-awaited best-of collection of Jimmy Thompson's epic, exciting material for Timely from 1943-1947.
     This 198-page e-book collects 15 stories--most of them 12 pages long--with an emphasis on the artist's great Human Torch stories. There are two Sub-mariner stories, one featuring The Angel and another with the wartime hero Jap-Buster Johnson.
  At twice the length of his contemporary ROBOTMAN stories for DC, these Timely tales make for riveting reading. The quality of the scripts far outshines the Robotman material, and these stories give Thompson ample room to really show off his abilities as an exciting, elegant cartoonist. Heads and shoulders above any other Timely artist of the war years, Jimmy Thompson gives every panel 110% of his effort, passion and knowledge. These stories been digitally restored so that the details in Thompson's elegant artwork pops off the page. Here's a before-and-after of one typical page:

An introduction by Eisner-winning comics creator and historian Frank M. Young looks at how Thompson's approach differed from the other Timely artists of the time--especially in his treatment of the Japanese characters--and notes how Timely gave Thompson star treatment, unlike DC, which never gave him first-string features and hampered the page count of his stories.
  It's a historically revealing and mighty entertaining suite of stories. These are smarter-than-average, fast-moving, action-packed wartime adventures, plus some post-war film noirs on paper. For $6.99 USD, this handsome, hi-rez e-book can be yours. The file is 475 MB--the smallest we could get it without sacrificing visual qualty.
  Here are a few more sample pages from this delightful collection:

Order your copy below. A download link will be sent to you upon receipt of payment.