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Expanded and Remastered Edition by Barry Gregory and Steven Butler. Assists by Thomas Florimonte, Jr. Introduction by Tony Isabella.
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Imagine if Superman had been published by Marvel during the Bronze Age of Comics. 

I'm Barry Gregory. I'm the writer/colorist/publisher of John Aman Amazing Man. 

I grew up in a place that was literally twenty miles from a stoplight. On a clear day, we had two television channels. I was never the outdoorsy type like most of the kids I went to school with. Comics were my refuge. They were everything to me as a kid. Especially the great Marvel Comics of the mid-1970s. John Aman Amazing Man is my love letter to those comics.

I wanted to write a comic that captured the spirit of those books that meant so much to me then --and still do more than forty years later. I enlisted the aid of the best superhero artist I've ever known in Steven Butler to bring it to life.

If you love classic superheroes ... stories filled with larger-than-life characters, action, adventure, mystery, romance, intrigue, and humor... then this might be just the comic you didn't know you were looking for.

John Aman Amazing Man Volume One Remastered and Expanded Edition Trade Paperback 

This edition collects all six issues of the popular superhero comic by Barry Gregory and Steven Butler based on Bill Everett's classic Golden Age of Comics character The Amazing Man!  This collection includes an all new introduction by legendary comics writer (proclaimed by Marvel as one of "Marvel's Greatest Creators") and creator of Black Lightning, Tony Isabella! 

Also included is a John Aman pinup gallery by some of comics' best artists, early design work by series artist Steven Butler, a plot-to-page feature, an Easter Egg guide to appearances by Golden Age characters you may have missed as well as behind-the-scenes info from the Gallant team, and a never-before-seen, never-to-be-reprinted ALL NEW SCENE that lays the groundwork for the continuing adventures of John Aman!  Over 200 full color pages in all!  

Classic Superhero Action and Adventure in the tradition of the Bronze Age of Comics!

The X-Bureau had never seen anyone quite like John Aman. Created to monitor and control superhuman activity in the United States, the X-Bureau and its legion of operatives thought they'd seen it all ... then John Aman arrived. Super strong, super fast, able to fly and transform into a green mist that can flow through any surface, Aman was a one-of-kind. But X-Bureau operations chief Sylvia Manners could tell there was something more. Something Aman kept hidden. A secret... 

John Aman Amazing Man is written by Barry Gregory with artwork by Steven Butler (Web of Spider-man, Silver Sable) and features characters created by Bill Everett, Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, and other legendary comics creators!

Here's what people are saying about John Aman Amazing Man... 

“John Aman is a superhero comic unafraid to cross genres in its glorious recapturing of old-school adventure. Prepare for a good time reading this comic!”  Dirk Manning

“It’s fun, it’s engaging, it’s very well-written in the way the best comics of the 1970s were well-written, like Steve Gerber or Steve Englehart or Paul Kupperberg at their very best, the art likewise.  It’s not neo-Golden Age pulp silliness, and neither is it over-the-top, we’ve-seen-it all-before Watchmen-ish apocalyptica. It’s good, solid superhero adventure that still has subtext and meaning, appealing art and characters you care about.”  Mark Shainblum

"An absolutely solid, completely professional superhero story that does a fine job of reviving Bill Everett's early superhero Amazing Man.  But then it's hard not to love a comic that shows due respect to one of the strangest characters of the Golden Age, Dr. Vampire." Steve Bennett 


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John Aman Amazing Man #2 Remarqued Covers! Pledge $40 and get a copy of John Aman Amazing Man #2 with a Hand-Drawn head sketch in the bottom corner -- penciled, and inked by series artist Steven Butler.

This pledge also INCLUDE a copy of  the John Aman Amazing Man Revised and Expanded TPB!  


LAST DAY ADDITION! 

ONE MORE Steven Butler Original Art FULL COLOR Sketch Cover Edition of Gallant Comics #1!  

Gallant Comics #1 is the out-of-print comic that would later be reworked and expanded to become John Aman Amazing Man #1. These comics come with a one-of-kind HAND-DRAWN --penciled, inked, colored, and signed --cover by series artist Steven Butler!  This pledge also INCLUDE a copy of  the John Aman Amazing Man Revised and Expanded TPB!  

 We've also got add-ons!  To get one of the add-ons, just increase your pledge by the corresponding amount of the add-on you want. For example, if you pledged the Early Bird and you want to add an action figure, just increase your Early Bird pledge from $25 to $35. At the conclusion of the campaign, we'll ask if your pledge includes any add-ons.   

Here are a few of the other rewards we're offering for your support!  

For resellers, there is also a 10 copy bundle for a pledge of just $100. That's $10 per book, allowing you to almost triple your money if you resell at our recommended MSRP of $30! 

This Variant Cover Edition comes numbered signed by the creators! It is strictly limited to 100 copies and will never be printed again! 

We're also offering you a rare chance to own an original page of artwork used to produce the comic. Each of these pages is penciled, inked, and signed by series artist Steven Butler and is a one-of-a-kind collectible! This pledge also includes a printed copy of the Regular Cover Edition.  




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