Friday, May 22, 2015

Mike Zeck, Eric Powell and Frank Miller: Artist Editions, Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse, Pin-Up Warehouse Finds, Louise Brooks: Detective, The Art of John Avon, Three New from Calla, Caroline Munro

Artist John Avon is new to me but I’m very impressed. Calla reprints one of the all-time great illustrated classics, Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Willy Pogany--also Moby Dick and Leslie Brooke’s Ring o’ Roses. A new Mickey Mouse Dailies collection. Louise Brooks! And I review A Sailor’s Story and offer a guest review of Brok Windsor.

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ART OF JOHN AVON Journeys To Somewhere Else -- By Guy Coulson, John Avon and David O'Connor.
Recommended. John Avon is a renowned fantasy and SF artist whose career spans over 30 years. He has produced over 250 illustrations for Wizard of the Coast's phenomenally successful Magic: The Gathering game, book covers for bestselling authors Stephen King, Terry Pratchett and Harry Harrison, and created artwork for albums, games and much more.....More.

Item Code: ARTJAH
Your price: $66.00
Publisher: John Avon Art, 2015
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x11
Pages: 234pg
Color: Full Color throughout
See our website for more art related to Magic: The Gathering and Wizards of the Coast.
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Three New Calla Illlustrated Classics

 


THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER -- By Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Art by Willy Pogany.
Our Highest Recommendation. One of Calla's finest facsimile editions yet. Coleridge's epic poem, profusely illustrated on every page, including all calligraphy and ornate framed borders, full color plates, and 2nd and 3rd colors highlighting b&w drawings. It’s a masterpiece created in 1910 by Willy Pogány, very early in his long career. The cover itself is a masterpiece of design.....More.

Item Code: RIANH
Published at $40.00
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Your price: $34.95
Publisher: Calla, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 192pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Pogany is one of the all-time greats from this period of illustration. Here are other items with his artwork and his story.
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MOBY DICK Herman Melville -- Illustrated by Raymond Bishop.
Recommended. Twenty-five glorious woodcut illustrations, plus vignettes and decorations, from the scarce 1933 Albert and Charles Boni version. Acclaimed by D. H. Lawrence as "the greatest book of the sea ever written," Moby Dick looms large in America's literary consciousness--and the style and philosophical content of Melville's 1851 epic was generations ahead of its time.....More.

Item Code: MOBDH
Published at $35.00
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Publisher: Calla, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 552pg
Color: bw
 

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Bishops woodcut style in Moby Dick is very much in the style of Rockwell Kent. Kent in fact illustrated a highly popular edition of Moby Dick just three years earlier, in 1930. You can find more Kent and others from this wonderful period of creativity, in the following compilation. It's also from Dover and is Highly Recommended:
TREASURY OF AMERICAN PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION 1881-1938 -- Edited by Fridolf Johnson.
Highly Recommended. First published by Dover in 1982, this new 2014 edition brings back into print one of the key, essential illustration books. Since it was published, this has been required reading for anyone interested in the history of illustration. Featuring 236 drawings by more than 100 artists, this survey of America's most beloved illustrators ranges from the Gilded Age to just before World War II. A great many of the era’s finest artists are represented here.
Item Code: TREAP
Your price: $14.95
Publisher: Dover, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 149pg
Color: black and white
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RING O' ROSES TREASURY Nursery Rhymes and Stories -- By L. Leslie Brooke.
Highly Recommended. This beautiful collectible unites two enduringly popular titles by L. Leslie Brooke, a distinguished author/illustrator of a century ago: The Golden Goose Book, featuring "The Three Little Pigs," "Tom Thumb," and "The Three Bears," and Ring O' Roses, which includes scores of beloved nursery rhymes. Completely reset and designed, this wondrous work is filled with more than 60 lovely full-color plates as well as 128 black-and-white illustrations.....More.

Item Code: RINOH
Published at $30.00
On Sale! Save $5!
Your price: $24.95
Publisher: Calla, 2015
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 232pg
Color: PC

We try and keep all the excellent Calla facsimile editions available. All are at least $5 off cover price. Calla is a division of Dover, and they carefully choose important classics and then reprint them as authentic, high quality new editions. All from the Golden Age of Illustration (1900-1925).

These few are currently on special sale, 40% to 50% off--in very, very limited numbers:

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
by Arthur Ransome, illustrated by Thomas Mackenzie [ALDH. $30, your price $14.95]

Arthur Rackham’s Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty [CINDER and SLBH, $25, your price $14.95 each]

Tales from Shakespeare By William Shakespeare. Art by Arthur Rackham, Charles Robinson, Frank Pape, Edmund Dulac, et al. (50 plates). Our Highest Recommendation. [TALSH. $40, your price $24.95]

W. Heath Robinson’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream [MIDSH. $35, your price $19.95]

Tanglewood Tales By Nathaniel Hawthorne. Illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett. [TANGT. $40, your price $24.95]

One Thousand and One Nights by Jan Pienkowski –This is the only title NOT from the Golden Age, it was first published in 2007 and is brilliantly illustrated. [THNH. $25, your price $14.95]

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Graphic Novels & Comic Strips

 


LOUISE BROOKS Detective -- By Rick Geary.
Recommended. Stepping away for a bit from his growing and impressive body of work in the Treasury of Murder true crime series, Geary creates a fictional story around a favorite actress: Louise Brooks. Spun around her actual brief meteoric career c.1920-1930s, as a smoldering film actress who popularized bangs, here she becomes a hometown detective for an unsolved murder mystery.....More.

Item Code: LOUBH
Your price: $15.99
Publisher: NBM, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 6x9
Pages: 80pg
Color: black and white

I just finished reading this and it’s a fun little graphic novel, with a surprising twist. I’d just vaguely heard of Louise Brooks but this prompted me to Google her and learn more. What an interesting lady! She was a bohemian, free spirited actress, a flapper girl who wasn’t afraid to pose nude, popularized the “bobbed” hair, and went through two marriages and divorces before she was 33!

And she went from Ziegfield dancer to top silent screen actress, back to cabaret dancer and finally retreated back home to Kansas! She has a lot in common with Bettie Page, from her black bangs to her attractive figure and her eventual retreat from the public eye.

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SANCTUM REDUX -- By Stephane Betbeder. Art by Riccardo Crosa and Andrea Rossetto.
This vast, full-color manga completely reworks Christophe Bec and Xavier Dorison's bestselling Sanctum saga, by adding new characters, extra background storylines and unexpected plot twists. It’s a horrific tale of the USS Nebraska submarine, trapped by demonic forces straight out of H.P. Lovecraft.....More.

Item Code: SANR
Published at $34.95
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Your price: $29.95
Publisher: Humanoids, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 636pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Look on our website for more Manga, from the Jiro Kuwata Batmanga, to Lone Wolf and Cub, to the warehouse find, Ghost in the Shell (7 copies left).
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WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 7 March of The Zombies -- By Floyd Gottfredson.
Daily Strips, 1942-44. It’s World War II, and Uncle Sam wants Mickey Mouse’s “‘Lectro Box,” an amazing ray cannon that can shapeshift living matter! But also hot on Mickey’s trail is gruesome Dr. Grut, who wants to use the ray to turn humans into plants--so Grut’s mind-controlled “Aberzombies” can rule the world!...More.

Item Code: WLT07H
Published at $34.99
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Publisher: Fantagraphics, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 10x9
Pages: 262pg
Color: black and white
 

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We keep all the Mickey collections in stock, these daily strips and also the Sunday Page series:
WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE COLOR SUNDAYS Volumes 1 & 2 Collector's Box Set --By Floyd Gottfredson, et al.
Highly Recommended. Two volumes of Mickey's thrilling adventures, Floyd Gottfredson's complete full-color run of Sunday Mickey strips, handsomely slipcased and priced cheaper than the individual volumes! A perfect gift or collector's item.
Item Code: WDM01HP
Published at $49.99
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Your price: $41.99
Publisher: Fantagraphics, 2013
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x9
Pages: 560pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Volumes One and Two of these daily strips are on sale, while supply lasts [WDM01H, 02H. $29.99, now just $12.99 each]. Here’s the set—we have only six of these left:
WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 1 & 2 Collector's Box Set --By Floyd Gottfredson.
Highly Recommended. Modern America knows Mickey Mouse as the smiling, benevolent face of the Disney empire but in the early years of his creation, in the hallowed mid-1930s, Mickey was an intrepid adventurer who blazed a bold trail that few strip characters followed. Rendered by the masterful hand of Floyd Gottfredson, a creator as talented and admired as Carl Barks is, these tales find Mickey racing Peg Leg Pete to a gold-mine, clearing his name for a bank robbery and even climbing into a boxing ring to take on a heavyweight champion.
Item Code: WLT01HP
Published at $49.99
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Your price: $24.99
Publisher: Fantagraphics, 2011
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x9
Pages: 568pg
Color: PC
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Pin-Up: New & Warehouse Finds

 


MODERN VINTAGE PIN-UP The Photography of Marilee Caruso -- 250 contemporary retro-style cheesecake, glamour, and hot rod pinup photographs by Northern California artist Marilee Caruso take women from all backgrounds and transform them into the classy yet stimulating bombshells of our parents’ and grandparents’ day. Includes very attractive plus size and impressively tattooed ladies and a wide variety of ethnicities including Latino, Black and Asian.....More.

Item Code: MODVH
Published at $34.99
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Your price: $29.99
Publisher: Schiffer, 2015
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 208pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD PIN-UPS -- Highly Recommended. Warehouse find, 1999. A bestseller and now out of print. Lots of full-page pin-ups of models, exotic dancers, TV and film actresses including Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Nichols, June Anderson, June McCall, Lili St. Cyr, Ann Melton, Jo Jordan and Joy Lansing--most featured several times. Lots of bikinis, tight sweaters, sexy shorts. Classic cheesecake poses from the Bettie Page era, all pre-1953.....More.

Item Code: BERN
Your price: $25.00

Publisher: Evergreen, 1999
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 160pg
Color: black and white

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PIN-UP POSTERBOOK The Elvgren Collection -- Warehouse find, 1995. This was the first-ever poster book devoted to Elvgren, and it’s a superb one with all of his very best paintings. Elvgren's pin-ups boosted the morale of our WWII fighting men the world over and carried on after the war with some of the most well-known cheesecake images ever published. This includes a humorous introduction with photographs of models posing.....More.

Item Code: PINELV
Your price: $25.00

Publisher: Collectors Press, 1995
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 10x14
Pages: 46pg
Color: Full Color throughout

 

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GIL ELVGREN'S PRIVATE STOCK --Edited by Tony Nourmand.
Highly Recommended. An immensely talented artist who enjoyed a prolific career, Gil Elvgren was a master of the female form and one of the greatest maestros of the illustrated pin-up to have ever lived. For years we've enjoyed his annual calendar collections, his best-selling biography from Taschen, his pin-up work on everything from playing cards to posters. Today his original paintings are the target for high-spending collectors when the are featured in Heritage auctions. But never before have we seen the real-life girls who POSED for these iconic works. Mature Readers.
Item Code: GILPH
Your price: $49.95
Publisher: RAP, 2012
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x9
Pages: 192pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
GIL ELVGREN ALL HIS GLAMOROUS AMERICAN PIN-UPS --By Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel.
Highly Recommended.Back in stock! Special bargain price. Considered the most important pin-up and glamour artist of the 20th century, Elvgren (1914-1980) had a career in advertising and magazine illustration that lasted more than 40 years. Though most of his paintings were created for commercial use, collectors and enthusiasts now consider these works fine art. This presents nearly every pin-up he ever did...for calendars, promotion and commissions. Mature Readers.
Item Code: GILE
Your price: $19.99
Publisher: Taschen, 2013
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 240pg
Color: Full Color throughout
See our website for more Elvgren. Some of my favorites:

Still Life Print [ELVS. $25]

Eurasian Girl Print [EURPRD. $60, your price $30]

Pin-Ups 100 Postcard Set w/ Elvgren and others [PINPCD. $19.99]

The Great American Pin-Up, also with Elvgren and others [AMPIH. $19.99]
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Statues

 


DC COMICS COLLECTION HARLEY QUINN Statue -- Based on the art of Luis Royo. Sculpted by Shin Tanabe.
Recommended. 1/6 scale. If you haven't started your DC "Fantasy Figure" collection yet, then now just may the right time with this very sexy Harley Quinn figurine. Here’s the more serious Harley, superbly captured by the top name in fantasy art. It’s a more mature Harley, with a woman’s figure and all the love....More.

Item Code: DCCHQ
Your price: $249.99
Publisher: DC, 2015
Dimensions: 10" tall
Color: Full Color throughout
See our website for more Harley Quinn.

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LUIS ROYO CATWOMAN Statue --By Luis Royo.
Limited, 200! Racing across the darkened rooftops of GOTHAM CITY where the city lights can’t reach, pursued by the screeching police sirens, Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, pauses to catch her breath and check on her evening’s prize liberated from a luxurious jewelry store. Arching her back and looking at the full moon, Catwoman wonders if she will see the vigilante tonight. She smiles and purrs at the thought, running her gloved hands across the tight, black leather, outfit she wears... if so, she does hope that he’ll enjoy the view.
Item Code: LRCAT
Your price: $249.99
Publisher: DC, 2014
Dimensions: 13" tall
Color: Full Color throughout
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More Warehouse Finds

 

ARMS & ARMOR OF THE MEDIEVAL KNIGHT -- By David Edge and John Miles Paddock.
Recommended. Warehouse find, 1996. An Illustrated History of Weaponry in the Middle Ages. The knight in armor jousting for his lady’s favor is one of the best known figures in literature and romance. Here is the highly illustrated real story of knights and their weapons, and the often far-from chivalrous wars and battles they fought. The book also looks at the history of knights in action, in war, and in the hazardous tournament melees with superb pictures of arms in the world’s top museums.....More.

Item Code: MEDIEVHC
Published at $29.95
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Your price: $25.00

Publisher: Crescent, 1996
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 192pg
Color: PC

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ALTERNATE VIEWS, ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSES The Art of David B. Mattingly -- Recommended. Warehouse find, 1996. Signed bookplate! Mattingly’s first collection of spectacular fantasy artwork. He’s done hundreds of cover paintings for top science fiction and fantasy books. His work also includes album covers, film posters and matte art in films and television. Over 100 color illustrations covering his first paintings as a matte artist.....More.

Item Code: ALTVI
Publisher: Paper Tiger, 1996
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 128pg
Color: Full Color throughout

Your price: $40.00

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FIRST MEN IN THE MOON -- By H.G.Wells. Art by Bob Eggleton.
Recommended. Warehouse find, 1989. Signed bookplate! This well written classic is one of Well’s best known stories. Here it is presented in full, generously illustrated in color and b&w, many full-page and some two-page. Eggleton says of his artistic approach, “It is my hope that when you put this book down you will feel as though you have gone to the moon and have seen a very different place than that which we know today.”....More.

Item Code: FIRSTS
Your price: $25.00

Publisher: Donning, 1989
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 164pg
Color: PC

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SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT -- Warehouse find, 1980.
A collection of the work of famous watercolor artist Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969). Flint is best known for his paintings of the female figure. His lush, warmly colored works usually feature beautiful women, singly or in groups...at work, at the beach, in communal baths, or luxuriating in their boudoir. Flint was also one the top book illustrators circa 1909-1930, when he turned solely to etching and painting. Included here are illustrations from Le Morte d’Arthur, Canterbury Tales, The Heroes, and several reproduced from original paintings. Large, handsome format. Nearly all plates are full-page. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: SIRWRF
Published at $95.00
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Your price: $60.00

Publisher: Charles Skilton, 1980
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 13x11
Pages: 104pg
Color: PC

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Coming in July

 

MIKE ZECK: Classic Marvel Stories Artist's Edition -- By J M DeMatteis. Illustrated by Mike Zeck.
Recommended. Mike Zeck is one of the classic artists of the 1980s, at the forefront of many of the best books and in demand by fans and editors alike. This unique Artist's Edition showcases some of Zeck's finest works--the first two issues of the initial Punisher miniseries, the first issue of Secret Wars, a classic two-part Captain America story (featuring Deathlok, Nick Fury and Spider-Man), and the first part of what is arguably one of the best Spider-Man sagas ever done... Kraven's Last Hunt! Expected: July....More.

Item Code: MZAEH
Your price: $150.00

Publisher: IDW, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 12x17
Pages: 160pg
Color: black and white

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ERIC POWELL'S THE GOON CHINATOWN: Artist's Edition -- Since debuting in 1999, The Goon has won constant critical praise as well as a large and rabid fan base for creator Eric Powell. This beautiful artist's edition features the Goon original graphic novel, Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker, the opus that earned the writer/artist two Eisner Awards! Expected: July....More.

Item Code: EPGAEH
Your price: $125.00

Publisher: IDW, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 12X17
Pages: 144pg
Color: black and white

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FRANK MILLER'S DAREDEVIL Artifact Edition -- Frank Miller, multiple Eisner Award-winner, is one of the finest and most influential comics creators of his generation. From Sin City to Dark Knight Returns, to Daredevil: Born Again and Batman: Year One, his contribution to the art form is peerless. But before these incredible works came his groundbreaking turn on Daredevil! And here is that work, all from original art. Expected: July....More.

Item Code: FMDAH
Your price: $125.00

Publisher: IDW, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 12x17
Pages: 144pg
Color: black and white

 

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CAROLINE MUNRO Action Doll Statue -- Large 1/6th scale.
Caroline Munro is an English actress and model known for her many appearances in horror, fantasy, and science fiction films from the 1960’s , 70’s, and 80’s. She also was an early James Bond girl, in both A Spy who Loved Me and Casino Royale. But it may be Ray Harryhausen’s Golden Voyage of Sinbad where most fans remember seeing her. Expected: July....More.

Item Code: CARMD
Your price: $149.99

Publisher: Phicen, 2015
Dimensions: 12" tall
Color: Full Color throughout

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Mature Viewers

A Half Century of Nudes is an impressive, high quality book of nude photography, privately printed to the finest standards fifteen years ago. The photographer even includes a section of stereoscopic views and 5 animated sequences that you flip the pages to view. It’s a handsome book and because he lives nearby in the Sierra Mountains (where most of this was shot), we got a super deal on these so we can offer it at more than 60% off the original price. [HALFCH. $57.50 your price $19.95]

New from Taschen comes Helmet Newton Polaroids, which provides a new look at many of his famous pieces as well as never before seen photo shoots. [HNEP. $29.95]

Newton is also one of the photographers in I Am Iman, an impressive book about the statuesque super-model. We have just three copies left. [IAMIH . $45, your price $24.95].

Lastly, we have a Warehouse Find from 2001: The Art of Irvin Bomb. Excellent erotic art from Animerotica, a division of the publisher better known as NBM, who publishes Sizzle. [ARTIR. $20.00]

Nude Photography | Erotic Art | Erotic Films: Books & DVDs | Adult Graphic Novels & Fiction

 

News & Notes

Brok Windsor 1944-46 by by Jon Stables

My favorite expert on Canadian comics, Ivan Kocmarek, has just written an excellent review of the newly published Brok Windsor. This is the second collection of Golden Age original Canadian comics, both done as highly successful Kickstarter projects. The first was Nelvana of the Northern Lights.

Here's a link to his informative review on the blog Comic Book Daily. We're in agreement that we wish the publisher had picked a different cover, but that's a small quibble with the overall fact that this is an extra-special effort, with lots of bonus material and an excellent price. Nelvana was a good first publishing effort, but Brok is flat-out superior: from the better art (Stables was one of the best artists of this era), to a brand-new Brok story (from an original manuscript).

Here's my own take on this title. Brok is a unique feature in many ways. First, the publisher of Better Comics, where he appeared, is generally considered the best of the big four Canadian outfits doing original comics. And today their comics are also the scarcest.

Second, the story is actually a serial that moves with little pause from one peril to another, issue after issue. Brok starts out on a solo canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness, encounters a strange fog, and finds himself on an uncharted but huge series of islands...a lost civilization, it turns out.

Inhabitants are giant sized, up to 12 feet tall, and thanks to special waters Brok also grows larger and stronger..but this change also threatens his life unless he can reverse it. He joins forces with a chieftain's son, an extremely capable warrior himself. Brok is soon wrapped up in both trying to save himself, and help the tribesmen defend themselves against rebel forces. These are not ordinary native tribes, however. They have an advanced civilization, complete with flying "zipcars," deathly ray guns, underground subway systems, and other sci-fi elements. And strange, mutated monsters of every variety. And eventually, a lovely girl to join the two intrepid adventurers.

The story is VERY atypical of the time. You just never know what new twist it will take. These are not the short, simple tales we are used to from American Golden Age books, This is a major extended adventure serial, not unlike Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon, but taking place here on earth (in the vast Canadian interior) rather than on Mars! It's fun!

BROK WINDSOR 1944-1946 --By Jon Stables. Edited by Hope Nicholson.
Highly Recommended. One of the best-drawn Canadian comic features ever, collected in its entirety from 1944-46. Innovative and superbly drawn, with sci-fi elements and a sexy good-girl companion. Plus a lost story by Stables, newly drawn by Scott Changler. And: 25 contemporary artists contribute pin-up pages, including John K. Snyder III, Ronn Sutton, Yanick Paquette, and Leonard Kirk.
Item Code: BROKH
Your price: $24.95
Publisher: Bedside, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x9
Pages: 260pg
Color: PC
NELVANA OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS --By Adrian Dingle.
Highly Recommended. Complete Collected Stories, 1941-47. First appearing in 1941, Nelvana was tasked with protecting Canada's northern lands. She could fly at incredibly fast speeds, become invisible, and even turn into dry ice. She used her great powers to ward off Nazi invaders, shady fur traders, subterranean mammoth men, and interdimensional ether people. She was the first Canadian super hero, pre-dating Wonder Woman herself!
Item Code: NELVH
Published at $39.99
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Publisher: CGA Comics, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 356pg
Color: PC
Ivan’s own review of Nelvana is now posted below the Nelvana description, on our site.

A Sailor’s Story by Sam Glanzman

The well-known publisher Dover has started a new imprint: Dover Comics & Graphic Novels. For their first effort, they’ve set a high standard. Sam Glanzman began his comics career in the Golden Age, just after he got back from fighting in the Pacific aboard a Navy Destroyer, the USS Stevens. In 1987 and 1989, he wrote of his experiences in two graphic novels, both published by Marvel Comics.

Dover has taken both of these, color-corrected them to be closer to his original work, then added a new foreword by bestselling author Max Brooks, a new Introduction by original editor Larry Hama, a new afterword by Batman writer Chuck Dixon, and exclusive tributes to Glanzman by Joe Kubert, Stan Lee, Denny O’Neill, Walt Simonson, Chris Claremont, Timothy Truman and others.

And what about the two stories themselves? They’re a story about “real people, with real fears, being transformed by events and circumstances into men of courage.” This is an intimate and personal account of his life aboard the Stevens, which was involved in battles and support work across the Pacific, from Iwo Jima to Midway, from dealing with Kamikazis to shore leave and its own dangers!

If you’d like to read a down-to-earth, nothing glorified, nothing fictional account of Navy life in World War II, it doesn’t get better than this. I love Glanzman’s humble, every-day approach. He wrestles with with boredom, getting a good night’s sleep, and trying to get a reasonable job aboard the ship—interspersed with convoy duty, dive bombers, shelling islands, and trying to keep himself and his mates alive. ~Bud

A SAILOR'S STORY --By Sam Glanzman. Foreword by Max Brooks.
Highly Recommended. "No one, from Stephen Ambrose to Steven Spielberg, can tell a better story than A Sailor's Story". -Max Brooks, author of World War Z. A Golden Age comic book legend draws upon his own World War II experiences in this outstanding autobiographical graphic novel.
Item Code: SAIS
Published at $19.95
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Your price: $17.95
Publisher: Dover, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 163pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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