Following last year’s best-selling, horror-themed Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares From the 1980s and its sequel, Newsprint Nightmares From the 1990s and 2000s, critic Michael Gingold and 1984 Publishing now present Ad Astra: 20 Years of Newspaper Ads for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films, a year-by-year look at the movies that shaped many a childhood in the '80s and '90s. Inside this 270-page book, you'll find everything from STAR TREK to STARSHIP TROOPERS, THE DARK CRYSTAL to DARK CITY, CONAN to BATMAN, BLADE RUNNER to THE RUNNING MAN, ROBOCOP to ROBOT JOX, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK to BACK TO THE FUTURE, and many, many more. See alternate artwork for your favourite films, learn the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of their marketing campaigns, and read the most entertaining and unexpected quotes from reviewers at the time — all carefully curated by Michael.
Our book launch event will feature a multimedia author’s talk with eye-popping slides of newsprint ad mats galore that will have everyone smiling. In addition, it will provide attendees an opportunity to purchase the book months before its official fall release.