Friday, December 12, 2014

Robert McGinnis, The Complete Little Nemo, Traveling With Your Octopus, Hard Boiled Christmas Stories, Planet Comics 5, Frankenstein, Pin-Up and Magic 100 Postcard Sets

Six new items from Diamond Distributors were shipped late and didn't come in by our deadline--you'll see links to them below in my News & Notes. Still, it's still another exceptional week, as you can see: The new Robert McGinnis is finally here; The Complete Nemo is a 23 pound monster of a book; I really like Satoshi Kon's Opus. And please don't miss the superlative follow-up to Walking Your Octopus--Kesinger's sequel might just be even better...

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THE ART OF ROBERT MCGINNIS -- By Robert McGinnis and Art Scott.
Our Highest Recommendation. The emergence of the “McGinnis Woman”—long-legged, intelligent, alluring, and enigmatic—established him as the go-to artist for detective novels. His work appeared on Mike Shayne titles and the Perry Mason series, and he produced 100 paintings for the Carter Brown adventures. Yet McGinnis became even more famous for film posters and much, much more.....More.

Item Code: ARRMH
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Publisher: Titan, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 176pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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THE ART OF ROBERT MCGINNIS Deluxe --Our Highest Recommendation
Signed & limited, 1,000 with Print.
Both the book and the print, from ”Kill Now, Pay Later,” are signed. Variant dustjacket with art front and back, slipcase with artwork from “angel.” We don’t expect these to be available long, this collection is long overdue.
Item Code: ARRMD
Your price: $75.00
Publisher: Titan, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 176pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Although this deluxe edition is not yet here, we still expect it this month. I keep upping my order on this as customers have reserved copies. I think the $75 price is very reasonable for a signed, limited edition by one of the finest artists and most popular cover and film poster illustrator of the 20th Century.
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Item Code: TRAWH
Your price: $29.95

TRAVELING WITH YOUR OCTOPUS -- By Brian Kesinger.
Our Highest Recommendation. His first volume was an absolute delight. This one? By golly, it's even BETTER!!! A lavishly illustrated Victorian era travelogue chronicling the international journeys of Octo-Victorian globetrotters Victoria Prismall and her pet land octopus Otto. Thirty panoramic, full-page illustrations showcase Victoria and Otto as they explore destinations in Scotland, France, Holland, Spain, Austria, Romania, Italy, Russia, China, Japan, Thailand, New Zealand, Mexico, and beyond.....More.


Publisher: Baby Tattoo, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 14x7
Pages: 64pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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OTTO AND VICTORIA: Brian Kesinger 2015 Calendar --By Brian Kesinger.
Highly Recommended. Signed! From Disney artist and creator of Walking Your Octopus. Our very favorite children’s (and adult’s) wonder book is back in all-new illustrations for his first calendar. Here are the lovely young Victorian lady and her pet Octopus Otto, showing you how things are done in 19th Century England when you have a tentacled buddy to deal with!
Item Code: BK15
Your price: $20.00
Publisher: Brian Kesinger, 2014
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 24pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
WALKING YOUR OCTOPUS: A Guidebook to the Domesticated Cephalopod --By Brian Kesinger.
Highly Recommended. Signed bookplate! A beautifully produced, richly illustrated book showcasing the day-to-day adventures of independent girl-about-town Victoria Prismall and her pet land octopus Otto. Yes, a full-sized octopus. And the format? We love it...this is an extra-wide oblong hardcover, measuring just 7" high but 14" long. It's WAY, WAY COOL in every way.
Item Code: WALKH
Your price: $29.95
Publisher: Baby Tattoo, 2013
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 14x7
Pages: 64pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Walking Your Octopus and Traveling With Your Octopus are perfectly matched, in the same format and fun for anyone of any age. My sister, who helps out here and at comic shows, keeps giving Traveling to all her friends; I think it's her favorite book that we carry. It is certainly one of mine. And Walking still comes with a signed bookplate.
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WINSOR MCCAY: The Complete Little Nemo 1905 - 1927 -- By Alexander Braun.
Highly Recommended. This huge, sumptuous new edition collects, for the very first time, in glorious color and in the original Sunday Page size as they first appeared, all 550 pages. McCay's (1869-1934) influence is inestimable. His virtuoso play with surreal imagery, perspective and color influenced generations of artists and has over the years lost none of its appeal.....More.

Item Code: WIMCH
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Publisher: Taschen, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 15x20
Pages: 600pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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LITTLE NEMO DREAM ANOTHER DREAM --By Bill Sienkiewicz, David Mack, Charles Vess, P. Craig Russell, et al.
In Locust Moon Press’ anthology LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM, many of the world’s finest cartoonists will pay tribute to the master and his masterpiece by creating 118 new Little Nemo strips, following their own voices down paths lit by McCay. Contributors include Paul Pope, J.H. Williams III, Bill Sienkiewicz, David Mack, Carla Speed McNeil, Charles Vess, Peter Bagge, Dean Haspiel, Farel Dalrymple, Marc Hempel, Nate Powell, P. Craig Russell, Jeremy Bastian, Jim Rugg, Ron Wimberly, Scott Morse, David Petersen, J.G. Jones, Mike Allred, Dean Motter, Yuko Shimizu, Roger Langridge, Craig Thompson, and Mark Buckingham, among many others. Expected: Dec

Item Code: LNDRH
Your price: $124.99
Publisher: Locust Moon, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 16x21
Pages: 144pg
Color: Full Color throughout
This is not yet in stock, but we do expect it this month.
 
LITTLE NEMO Frank Pè --By Frank Pè. Preface by Francois Schuiten.
Highly Recommended. Signed & numbered, 250! Frank Pè pays tribute to Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay in a lovely new collection of beautifully drawn strips, featuring the original cast as well as fun creatures and giant worlds and anthropomorphic animals and objects come to life! The artist was a guest at the recent Big Wow show in San Jose and we managed to snag just a few copies of this wonderful homage. Note: in shipping from France, an occasional corner may be slightly bumped. We currently have less than 10 copies of this and we may not be able to get any more. Out of print.
Item Code: LINEH
Your price: $150.00
Publisher: Editions De Toth, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x14
Pages: 44pg
Color: Full Color throughout
We have only one copy left of this.
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PLANET COMICS Volume 5 -- By Joe Doolin, Saul Rosen, Al Walker, et al.
Highly Recommended. Collected Works. Collects #17-20, 1942. Long before Star Wars, there was Planet Comics, home to a veritable parade of steely-jawed interstellar adventures and some of the most gorgeous damsels in distress you could ever wish to find.....More.

Item Code: PLC05H
Your price: $48.00
Publisher: PS Artbooks, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 298pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Don't worry, you didn't miss Volume 4. They had to publish this out of order due to the difficulty of finding two issues to scan, so they jumped ahead to 5. Volume 1 is now only $19.95 due to the publisher's overstock, so now's a good time to jump on board. The art and stories are more primitive than in Volume 5, but it's still fun. And Eisner is there. Volumes 2 and 3 are also available at $48 each. [PLC01H $48.00 $19.95, PLC02H $48.00, PLC03H $48.00] See our website for all Planet Comics volumes.
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ROY THOMAS PRESENTS FRANKENSTEIN Volume 5 -- Written and drawn by Dick Briefer.
Recommended. Collects Frankenstein #11-15, 1948. Frankenstein in Prize Comics is widely regarded as being America’s first ongoing horror series. Indeed, it was Briefer’s work that probably caused the creature to be actually named as Frankenstein instead of the nameless monstrosity from Shelley’s novel. Splitting the stories between humor and horror, Briefer’s tales are absorbing and unsettling in equal parts.....More.

Item Code: FRA05H
Your price: $48.00
Publisher: PS Artbooks, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 240pg
Color: Full Color throughout
As mentioned above with Planet Comics, this series is also being done out of order. They skipped Volumes 1 and 2 while trying to track down rare first appearances in Prize Comics. Volume 3 [FRA03H. $53.00], Volume 4 [FRA04H $49.99] are both available, collecting #1-5 and #6-10 of his own title, Frankenstein. For a completely different take on the monster, try this:
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GRIS GRIMLY'S FRANKENSTEIN --Assembled from the original text by Mary Shelley. Art by Gris Grimly.
Highly Recommended. Signed bookplate! A twisted, fresh, and utterly original full-length, full-color graphic-novel adaptation of Mary Shelley's original text, brought to life by the acclaimed illustrator of macabre humor. Gris has cut and stitched Shelley's text to his own artwork, creating something entirely new: a stunningly original remix, both classic and contemporary, sinister and seductive, heart-stopping and heartbreaking.
Item Code: GRFHS
Your price: $24.99
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 196pg
Color: Full Color throughout
See our website for more Gris Grimly.
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INSIDE THE WORLD OF GERRY ANDERSON -- Featuring cross-section artworks by Graham Bleathman. The perfect book for Gerry Anderson collectors and fans of his shows, The definitive collection including detailed images—cross sections--of all the air, sea, and space vehicles, plus fortresses and the world of the 21st Century from Thunderbirds, Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet, Stingray, , and Joe 90, plus less well known craft and locations seen only in the comic strips.....More.

Item Code: INSGH
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Publisher: Egmont UK, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 128pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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THUNDERBIRDS THE COMIC COLLECTION --By Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Art by Frank Bellamy, et al.
Recommended. 2015 is the 50th anniversary of Thunderbirds, which debuted in 1965 and has had a cult following ever since. Devised by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, the show became famous for its marionette puppetry, which Gerry Anderson dubbed "Supermarionation". However, THIS beautifully presented collection presents the 1960s and 1970s Thunderbirds comic book stories.
Item Code: THUNBH
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Publisher: Egmont, 2013
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 288pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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SATOSHI KON'S OPUS -- By Satoshi Kon.
Highly Recommended. Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) was a manga artist before he became a director. OPUS shows his mastery of both realism and surrealism that made Kon famous. A manga artist becomes drawn into his own work—participates in his own story, brings to life his own beautiful heroine, and realizes the deadline he's up against is to stop a vicious serial killer—but in whose reality?....More.

Item Code: SATO
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Publisher: Dark Horse, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 6x8
Pages: 384pg
Color: black and white
I've been very, very selective on the manga graphic novels we are handling, There are now three releases in the superlative Showa series, which I've mentioned here a lot. I also really like this very unusual adult novel:
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THE STRANGE TALE OF PANORAMA ISLAND --By Suehiro Maruo. Adapted from a novella by Edogawa Rampo.
Recommended. Set in 1920s Japan, this tale follows the twisted path of failed novelist Hitomi, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the son of a rich industrialist. Hitomi learns of the rich man’s sudden death and creates a desperate plan, successfully impersonating the now-dead son. Hitomi takes over all aspects of the industrialist’s life, including his company, his fortune, and eventually his wife. There he redirects the family’s wealth to his own perverse aims. On a remote and mysterious island, he builds for himself a playground of hedonistic excess—replete with decadent feasts, orgies, and dark secrets. Adult Material.
Item Code: STRPH
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Publisher: Last Gasp, 2013
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 272pg
Color: PC
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HARD-BOILED CHRISTMAS STORIES -- By John Wooley, John K Butler, Steve Fisher, et al.
Recommended. Ten big tales of Yuletide homicide, penned by such Golden Age pulp greats as D.L. Champion, John K. Butler, John Lawrence, Steve Fisher (of I Wake up Screaming fame), and Zorro creator Johnston McCulley. Such unforgettable characters as Inspector Allhoff, the snarling, legless coffee drunkard, and dapper but deadly Marty Marquis, the Marquis of Broadway, tear through these pages.....More.

Item Code: HABC
Your price: $14.95
Publisher: Reverse Karma, 2012
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 146pg
Color: black and white
See our Pulps & Pulp Fiction section on our website for much more in this area.
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PIN-UPS: 100 Postcard Set -- By Gil Elvgren, Earl Moran, Bolles, Varga, Mozert, Druben, et al.
Highly Recommended. Get personal, get posting. A very handsome, impressively large postcard set featuring pin-ups, two of each design, by all the top artists of the prime years of cheesecake art. We all know how much people like a card through the mailbox. Make someone's day with this set of 100 postcards, carefully selected from the TASCHEN archives. Elegantly packaged in a bespoke cardboard case, with a ribbon to pull up the cards.....More.

Item Code: PINPCD
Your price: $19.99
Publisher: Taschen, 2014
Dimensions: 4x6
Pages: 100 cards
Color: Full Color throughout
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ART OF PIN-UP --By Dian Hanson, with Louis Meisel and Sarahjane Blum.
Our Highest Recommendation. Formidably sized, a book that will be coveted by casual fans as well as hardcore pin-up collectors. The reproduction quality of the paintings, pastels, and preparatory sketches—largely sourced from the original art—is unequalled. Each chapter contains exquisite period calendars, vintage prints, and original model photos, documenting the artists’ creative process. 15 of the most important artists are examined in depth.
Item Code: ARPUH
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Publisher: Taschen, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x15
Pages: 546pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Pin-Up art has always been a specialty of ours. See the entire Pin-Up Art and Bettie Page sections on our website for much more.
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MAGIC: 100 Postcard Set -- By Hieronymus Bosch, Caravaggio, et al.
Highly Recommended. We all know how much people like a card through the mails. Make someone’s day with this set of 100 postcards, carefully selected from the TASCHEN archives. Elegantly packaged in a bespoke cardboard case, with a ribbon to pull up the cards, this collection features the most dazzling images from our title Magic 1400s-1950s. Carter, Houdini, Blackstone, devils, demons, witches…all are here in glorious color.....More.

Item Code: MAGPCD
Your price: $19.99
Publisher: Taschen, 2014
Dimensions: 4x6
Pages: 100 cards
Color: Full Color throughout
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MAGIC 1400s-1950s --Edited by Noel Daniel.
Highly Recommended. An amazing 850 rarely seen vintage posters, photographs, handbills, and engravings as well as paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and Caravaggio among others, The Big Book of Magic traces the history of magic as a performing art. Combining sensational images with incisive text, the book explores the evolution of the magician’s craft, from medieval street performers to the brilliant stage magicians who gave rise to cinematic special effects; from the 19th century’s Golden Age of Magic to groundbreaking daredevils like Houdini and the early 20th century’s vaudevillians.
Item Code: MAICH
Your price: $69.99
Publisher: Taschen, 2013
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 10x15
Pages: 544pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
MAGIC 2015 Calendar --Recommended. Vintage Thurston, Houdini, Carter, Kellar, et al. Wonderful early 20th century images from the magicians who amazed the world. These are all unusual pieces, mostly new to us, also including magicians Alexander, Recha, Kassner, Bancroft. There are two different images for several of these famous or now forgotten masters of magic, touting their best tricks and dazzling in their color and style.
Item Code: MAG15
Your price: $14.95
Publisher: Image Connection, 2014
Dimensions: 12x12
Pages: 24pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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AN ILLUSTRATOR'S SKETCHBOOK: Master Drawings From the Model -- By Arthur Keller, Introduction by William Steven Kloepfer, Jr.
Recommended. In 1920, the well-known illustrator, A.I. Keller, compiled hundreds of his preliminary studies of costumed models, photographed them and produced two portfolios that offered a revealing look into his technique. Almost 100 years later, here they are presented again. "The studies are…a poetic exploration of the forms, freely and directly made from the model for his own use in the finished illustrations." - Walt Reed, Illustrator in America ....More.

Item Code: ILSM
Your price: $19.95
Publisher: Dover, 2012
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 96pg
Color: black and white
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Coming Items

 

Item Code: BE02H
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BEST OF EC Artist's Edition Volume 2 -- By Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, Al Williamson, Bernie Krigstein et al.
Our Highest Recommendation. The second volume of Best of EC Artist's Edition is--remarkably--just as good as volume one! Includes what can arguably be called the best stories by Harvey Kurtzman (Airburst); Al Williamson, (Food for Thought with Roy Krenkel and Frank Frazetta, and his Lost in Space); Bernie Krigstein (Master Race, In the Bag) and far more! Expected: Feb....More.

Publisher: IDW, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 15x22
Pages: 156pg
Color: black and white
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BEST OF EC Artist's Edition Volume 1 --Our Highest Recommendation. EC Comics is arguably the finest line of comics ever produced. Whether it was science fiction or war, crime or horror, their entire line stood head and shoulders above the rest of the comics on the newsstands. Remember these stories? 50 Girls 50 and A Sound of Thunder by Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta, The Corpse by Harvey Kurtzman, The Flying Machine by Bernie Krigstein, Touch and Go by Johnny Craig, Judgment Day by Joe Orlando.
Item Code: BE01H
Your price: $150.00
Publisher: IDW, 2013
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 15x22
Pages: 160pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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Item Code: DCBHG
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DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS HAWKGIRL Statue -- Designed by Ant Lucia. Sculpted by Tim Miller.
Limited, 5,200! Get ready to blast into space with this stunningly stylized statue of the high-flying heroine Hawkgirl based on the popular pinup style of the 1940s and 50s. Expected: Feb....More.

Publisher: DC, 2014
Dimensions: 10" tall
Color: Full Color throughout
See our website for more DC Comics Bombshells statues. These sell out without notice.
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Item Code: JHQ
Your price: $249.95

JOKER & HARLEY QUINN Statue -- Sculpted by Tim Bruckner.
Limited, 5,200! Inspired from the iconic cover BATMAN: HARLEY QUINN #1, DC Collectibles brings your favorite deranged duo of Harley and Mr. J to life! Expected: Feb....More.

Publisher: DC, 2014
Dimensions: 12" tall
Color: Full Color throughout
See our website for more Harley Quinn.
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Mature Viewers

Two new collections this week. Vida Loca is a a handsome, large-size hardcover of erotic photography with an edge that I rather like. It is not your typical collection, with a little more tilt towards the spontaneous work you'll find in the Suicide Girls collections, but with fewer tattoos and piercings, since this comes out of Europe.

Shadow and Light Volume 1 is a recent printing of a classic title from NBM, long known for their over-the-top erotica. This is kind of an illustrated 50 Shades of Grey, with full text stories accompanied by many black and white tonal illustrations. It looks like a graphic novel, but it really is profusely illustrated erotic fiction. Volume 2 is slated to come out early in 2015, so we brought this back in to accompany it.

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VIDA LOCA -- By Fabio Borquez.
Recommended. There’s a spark when these women take off their clothes and show their sex appeal for Borquez. There’s a fire when they recline on the sofa and look at the reader, aware of this voyeuristic moment full of sensual tension. Fabio Borquez allows the women to be vamps and sweethearts, but most reveal the Marlene, the femme fatale, and not the innocent angel. Mature Viewers...More.

Item Code: VIDLH
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Publisher: Edition Skylight, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 10x12
Pages: 192pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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SHADOW AND LIGHT Volume 1 -- By Parris Quinn. After the light of day, some people like to unwind in the shadow and let off steam in unusual ways. One man likes to be his woman's slave, one woman dares her boyfriend to watch as she services a group of bankers, another gets a leash on her collar and lets her animal instincts run wild in front of her lover's camera... Here is erotic fiction, accompanied by the most realistically rendered erotic scenes in comics. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: SHL01
Your price: $19.99
Publisher: NBM, 2012
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 120pg
Color: black and white
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BETTIE PAGE IN DANGER Gift Box Set --By Johnny Depth and Peter Pants.
Recommended. Published at over $150. In a rare move, Shh! Productions is packaging all 13 issues (#0-11, plus the Holiday Special AND BOTH DVDs) of this funny, sexy series, featuring actual photos of pin-up queen Bettie Page in comic adventures, into one box set! The DVDs feature newly made short films using original footage from Bettie's striptease, spanking and girl-fight reels. Also discover what may have led to Bettie’s mysterious disappearance. Plus a limited edition postcard, poster and 3-D portfolio booklet. Mature Readers.
Item Code: BPDP
Your price: $59.95
Publisher: Shh!, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 468pg
Color: black and white

To make these sets, the publisher used up all his remaining copies of issues #8-11 and the Holiday Special. We have very tiny numbers left of #8-11. #1-7 may also be selling out soon, as individual issues.

The good news is the Gift Box Set is bargain-priced, nearly 60% off the cover prices. But I wanted you to know all your options in case you missed any issues. Also, the DVD Set #1 is virtually out of print...he has just 30 left. We still offer these individually, but as soon as our #1's are gone, this will be available just as a set of Volume 1 and 2 for $24.95 (a $5 savings over the individual price of $14.95 each). This set is not yet here but will be listed shortly.

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News and Notes

Diamond shipped late to us last week, so we didn’t get six new items in time for this email. I could have winged it and included them, but I hate to do that. It doesn't give me a chance to actually review them, write my own descriptions, make recommendations, and pick my favorite scans from inside each one. So...we've slated them for next week. But if you want an advance, un-edited peek at them, here's the list. They may have arrived by the time you read this:

SUPERMAN SILVER AGE NEWSPAPER DAILIES
DITKO’S SHORTS
HOWARD NOSTRAND NIGHTMARES
LIL ABNER Volume 7
WOLVERINE EPIC COLLECTION: Madripoor Nights
JOHN BUSCEMA SILVER SURFER ARTIST ED


My top book last week, Walter Baumhofer, has much to my chagrin gone out of print without warning. By the time you read this, I expect we'll be out of copies. This was published as a Kickstarter program and only in a 1000-copy edition. This was done by the publisher of Illustration Magazine. Their next project, due in March 2015, will be The Golden Age: Masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration. We'll announce it with plenty of time to reserve your copy. We did this on the Baumhofer, also, but I know many customers prefer to wait until a book is actually available to order it. In this case, we all got caught short.

However: Illustration #44 was entirely devoted to Baumhofer, featured art and text from the book. So you can still get a good bit of the story on this fine illustration of Doc Savage and other works. And IT just went out of print, too. We have four left as I write this:

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #44 --Featuring Walter Baumhofer, written by David Saunders.
Our Highest Recommendation. A special issue solely devoted to the spectacular art of Walter Baumhofer, best known as the first and foremost painter of the Doc Savage pulp magazines covers in the 1930s…but also far more. Author David Saunders, son of artist Norm Saunders, knew Baumhofer personally (as did his Dad) and is able to share his unique insider's perspective on the artist's life.
Item Code: IL44
Your price: $15.00
Publisher: Illustrated Press, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 80pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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