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The Collected Edition of Paul Kupperberg's SECRET ROMANCES and Pat Boyette's LOST JUNGLE TALES starring the Woman Warrior CATGIRL!
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Two New Exiting Releases from Famed Comics Creator Paul Kupperberg!

The Collected Edition of Paul Kupperberg's SECRET ROMANCES featuring Two All-New Stories and a New Cover by Steve Lightle. Plus LOST JUNGLE TALES with Unseen Comics by Legend Pat Boyette starring Paul Kupperberg's CAT GIRL!

Paul Kupperberg's SECRET ROMANCES: THE COLLECTED EDITION

Paul Kupperberg has written over 1000 comic book stories for publishers including DC, Archie and now Charlton Neo, where he is also Executive Editor. Many of the characters he has worked on are now regularly featured on TV and in films. He was an editor for DC Comics, executive editor of Weekly World News, as well as a writer of novels and newspaper strips. He has worked in every genre from superheroes, horror and humor, and now comes a collection of perhaps his most risqué work for an ignored category... that of romance comics!

Joining him in this passionate odyssey is a roster of some of the greatest comic artists ever assembled, including Jeff Austin, P. D. Angel Gabriele, José Luis García-López, Dærick Gröss Sr., Dean Haspiel, Barbara Kaalberg, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Rob Kelly, Andrew Mitchell, Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Joe Staton, Kevin Tuma, and Mort Todd, all under a beautiful new cover by Paul's artistic cohort on The Doom Patrol, Steve Lightle.       

CONTENTS:

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SMITTEN! Two cops, one squad car, and the proof absolute that familiarity breeds contempt. Or does it? Penciled by Pat and Tim Kennedy, Inked by Jeff Austin, Lettered by Mort Todd, Colored by Matt Web.THE MAN WITH A COPY OF ‘THE CATCHER IN THE RYE Before  suitors could exchange photos on the internet, first meetings were  fraught with anxiety... especially for a young woman who feels all first  meetings are doomed. Illustration by Rob Kelly. 

CYBERMATCH.COM You  don’t always get who you want, but sometimes you get who you need. An  internet dating site provides Carl with the unexpected girl of his  dreams. Art by P.D. Angel Gabriele, Lettered by Mort Todd, Colored by Matt Webb.FORGET ME NOT  It’s  never too late to find love, and the introduction of Rose and Darren  leave the senior citizens feeling as though they’ve known one another  forever. Art by Dærick Gröss Sr., Lettered by Mort Todd, Colored by Matt Webb. 

MEN LIKE HENRY BERTRAM Judge  and Mrs. Crowley are pillars of their 1950s era community in which  there’s no room for deviance... certainly not the sort practiced by men  like Henry Bertram. Penciled by Pat and Tim Kennedy, Inked by Bob Smith, Lettered by Jack Morelli, Colored by Mort Todd. MY HEART TOOK WINGS Love can give you wings... or it can leave you with a broken heart. Penciled by Pat and Tim Kennedy, Inked by Barbara Kaalberg, Lettered by Jack Morelli, Colored by Matt Webb. 

BUTCH MCKENNA’S GIRL Her body belonged to Butch McKenna, but not even the murderous outlaw knew what was in her heart. Penciled by Paul Tuma, Inked by Barbara Kaalberg, Lettered by Mort Todd, Colored by Matt Webb and Mort Todd. THE HOLES IN YOUR LIFE  A grieving widower can only hide behind closed doors so long before the neighbors come knocking. Illustrated by Rob Kelly. 

THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS No matter how hard she looked, she could never quite focus in on love. Art by Joe Staton, Colored by Mort Todd. THE GREAT DIVIDE Sometimes, the shortest distance between two points isn’t a straight line! Art and Color by Mort Todd. NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT Physics is an exact science, but mixed with love, the entire equation can be thrown out of balance. Penciled by Fernando Ruiz, Inked by Bob Smith, Lettered and Colored by Mort Todd.

PLUS THESE ALL NEW FEATURES ONLY IN THIS EDITION!

BEFORE I RUN OUT OF FOREVER When humans attain immortality, will love still be able to survive forever? Art by Andrew Mitchell, Lettered and Colored by Mort Todd. FIRST IMPRESSIONS Sometimes, the harder you try to impress, the more likely you are to fall flat on your face... or something else. Photograph by Sidney Kupperberg. 

BONUS COVER GALLERY!

Pin up pages of the original cover art to Paul Kupperberg's Secret Romances #1 & #2 by José Luis García-López and Dean Haspiel.
 

LOST JUNGLE TALES starring CAT GIRL

Pat Boyette was a legendary comics creator, broadcaster and filmmaker from Texas.  After many years in TV and movie production, he embraced his first love,  comics, and began a prolific career, notably at Charlton Comics, but  also at Marvel and DC Comics. He was equally adept in illustrating  horror, heroes, humor, jungle and war features.

In the early 1980s he contributed art to a story for Archie Comics written by the talented Paul Kupperberg.  Archie was attempting to revive their Golden Age and Silver Age  superheroes in the title Blue Ribbon Comics. Paul came up with a novel  concept for a minor supporting character that had appeared in the  earlier Adventures of the Fly and Adventures of the Jaguar called Cat Girl.  Rather than continuing her role as a semi-super villain with the  ability to control cats, Paul evolved (devolved?) her into a primal  jungle warrior along the lines of Sheena, Queen of the Jungle and added  an unhealthy dollop of save sword and sorcery.

The story was slated for Blue Ribbon Comics  #15 (cover dated February 1985), but unfortunately the series was  terminated with issue #14! Fortunately, Kupperberg kept copies of the  art and through the generous approval of Archie Comics, we are now able  to publish the story after some 30 years in limbo! The art was restored  and colored by Mort Todd and is now presented for the first time in LOST JUNGLE TALES #1!

The  title of this comic is very apt as it also features two other stories  by Pat set in the wilds of Africa. These stories were created for  Charlton Comics in 1969 and written by the Charlton powerhouse scribe Joe Gill.  The art features some of Pat’s dynamic visuals and innovative layout  and is exciting to see over 50 years later for another title that was  cancelled before it could see print!

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REWARDS:

There are a variety of rewards for you to savor, ranging from digital copies, cover prints, signed editions, t-shirts and even original art! A copy of Paul's original CAT GIRL script is also available, giving you some insight into the behind the scenes of comic production (and serves to foreshadow Paul's new book on writing comics coming out later this year [you read it here FIRST])!

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    Love Letter from Paul Kupperberg

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    Digital Covers or Cat Girl Script

    Your choice of one (1) of the following: A digital copy of Paul Kupperberg's Secret Romance Collected Edition cover or Pat Boyette's Lost Jungle Tales over or a digital copy of the complete Cat Girl script typewritten by Paul in the 1980s. Each in high resolution and suitable for downloading and printing.

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    LOST JUNGLE TALES Digital Copy

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    SECRET ROMANCES Coll. Ed. Digital copy

    A digital copy of the complete book of Paul Kupperberg's SECRET ROMANCES Collected Edition.

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    LOST JUNGLE TALES Print Edition

    A limited Edition advance copy of LOST JUNGLE TALES with YOUR NAME printed in it!

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    • Digital Copy of Steve Lightle's SECRET ROMANCES cover
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    CAT GIRL Script Print Edition

    Get an amazing look behind the scenes and into the mind of a comic creator with a print copy of Paul Kupperberg's original CAT GIRL script that was then sent to artist Pat Boyette to illustrate.

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    SECRET ROMANCES Coll. Ed. Print Edition

    A limited Edition advance copy of Paul Kupperberg's SECRET ROMANCES Collected Edition with YOUR NAME printed in it!

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    • Digital Copy of Steve Lightle's SECRET ROMANCES cover
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    Signed Copy of SECRET ROMANCES

    A limited Edition advance copy of Paul Kupperberg's SECRET ROMANCES Collected Edition with YOUR NAME printed in it and autographed by Paul!

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    • Digital Copy of Steve Lightle's SECRET ROMANCES cover
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    Both Print Edition Books

    Limited Edition advance copies of LOST JUNGLE TALES and Paul Kupperberg's SECRET ROMANCES Collected Edition with YOUR NAME printed in it.

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    Signed copy of Both Print Edition Books

    Limited Edition advance copies of LOST JUNGLE TALES and Paul Kupperberg's SECRET ROMANCES Collected Edition with YOUR NAME printed in it and the CAT GIRL script, all signed by Paul.

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    • Includes digital thank you note from Paul.
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    Everything plus ROMANCE or JUNGLE print

    Limited Edition advance copies of LOST JUNGLE TALES and Paul Kupperberg's SECRET ROMANCES Collected Edition with YOUR NAME printed in it and the CAT GIRL script, all signed by Paul. Plus your choice of a quality print of Steve Lightle's SECRET ROMANCES cover OR Pat Boyette's LOST JUNGLE TALES cover.

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    Everything plus ROMANCE and JUNGLE print

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    • Includes digital thank you note from Paul.
    • Digital Copy of Steve Lightle's SECRET ROMANCES cover
    • Digital Copy of SECRET ROMANCE Coll. Ed.
    • Digital Copy of Pat Boyette's LOST JUNGLE TALES cover
    • Digital Copy of LOST JUNGLE TALES
    • Cat Girl script by Paul Kupperberg.
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    Everything plus choice of T-Shirt

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    • Digital Copy of LOST JUNGLE TALES
    • Cat Girl script by Paul Kupperberg.
    • LOST JUNGLE TALES Print Edition
    • Digital Cat Girl Script by Paul Kupperberg
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    Copy of Everything plus both T-Shirts

    Get everything above signed, plus a choice of a quality T-shirt of the SECRET ROMANCES cover by Steve Lightle AND Pat Boyette's LOST JUNGLE TALES.

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    • Digital Copy of Steve Lightle's SECRET ROMANCES cover
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    • Cat Girl script by Paul Kupperberg.
    • LOST JUNGLE TALES Print Edition
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    Original Pencil Art from SECRET ROMANCES

    Get a page or original penciled art used in Secret Romances (art was inked separately). Only 2 available!

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    • Digital Copy of Steve Lightle's SECRET ROMANCES cover
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    • Digital Copy of LOST JUNGLE TALES
    • Cat Girl script by Paul Kupperberg.
    • LOST JUNGLE TALES Print Edition
    • Digital Cat Girl Script by Paul Kupperberg
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    Original Inked Art from SECRET ROMANCES

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    • Digital Copy of LOST JUNGLE TALES
    • Cat Girl script by Paul Kupperberg.
    • LOST JUNGLE TALES Print Edition
    • Digital Cat Girl Script by Paul Kupperberg
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