Friday, September 26, 2014

Gustave Doré: Master of Imagination, 1950s Lifestyle, Moorcock’s Elric, Doc Savage Superpak, Marvel Covers Artist’s Edition, Brian Froud and Alan Lee: Faerie Tales, Donald Duck, Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, The Flash

It’s a very special week when we get a selection this great! My favorite is a new coffee-table book on Gustave Doré at a very good price. Brian Froud’s new Faeries book comes with a signed bookplate exclusively from us. There’s also a limited-time-only signed plate with the new Little Minxies statue. Ghost of the Grotto begins a new inexpensive Carl Barks reprint series, perfect for Christmas. More details on the new Mandy Statue from France. Another favorite of mine is a massive collection of 1950s illustration art. IDW releases a new Artist’s Edition with an amazing 137 Marvel Comics COVERS! And a fascinating insider’s look (a page-turner for me) at ten years of comics and publishers in the latest American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s.

Art Books  |  Graphic Novels & Comics Archives   |  Pulp Reprints & Illustrated Fiction   | Coming Soon  
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GUSTAV DORE 1832-1883: Master Of Imagination -- By David Kunzle et al.
Our Highest Recommendation. I haven't read this yet-it just arrived. But just looking at the diversity
of art-including the rarely seen paintings that so many of Doré's engraved
works were created from-makes this this a must-have volume. It's also well
priced for such a large, major art book. Here is the diverse oeuvre of
Gustave Doré-illustrations, paintings, sculpture-with biography and critical
essays, revealing his enduring impact on artists for the last 150 years....More.
Item Code: GUSDH
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Publisher: Flammarion, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 336pg
Color: PC
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More Art Books

 


LIFESTYLE ILLUSTRATION OF THE 50S -- Edited by Rian Hughes. Art by Coby Whitmore, Edwin Giorgi, Al Parker et al.
Highly Recommended. An enthralling overview of the astonishing artistic skill of the leading illustrators of the 1950s. This reveals the changing styles of the post-war generation and their growing optimism and independence, especially for women, as well as the idealized fashions and females dominating advertising art and magazine fiction stories. With 1,000 beautiful and stylistically diverse illustrations, this volume charts the decade’s progression....More.
Item Code: LIF50
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Publisher: Goddman Fiell, 2013
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x10
Pages: 512pg
Color: Full Color throughout
We also have a companion volume on the 60s coming in soon.
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COMPENDIUM OF FANTASY ART TECHNIQUES -- By Rob Alexander, Finlay Cowan and Kevin Walker.
Recommended. Artists interested in fantasy art, graphic novels, or computer game graphics will find a veritable course load of instruction in here. I’m not an artist myself, but I’m impressed with the detail they go into. Combining the best of three of Barron's top fantasy art titles, this presents easy-to follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations that teach the essential techniques for creating the fantasy creatures, landscapes, and characters....More.
Item Code: COMFT
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Publisher: Barron's, 2014
Binding: Softcover
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Pages: 288pg
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See our website How-To section for more. Several good how-to books have come in just recently, including:

~Foundations in Comic Book Art
~The Art of Animal Character Design Second Edition by David Coleman
~Watercolor in the Wild DVD by James Gurney

Here's my very favorite, which is so rich in material that we decided to classify it as an art book rather than a how-to book. It's a wonderful look at Patrick Jones's superlative paintings and techniques:

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SCI-FI & FANTASY OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUES -- By Patrick J. Jones. Foreword by Boris Vallejo.
Our Highest Recommendation. One of the very finest how-to/art books we've offered! A unique, behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and artistic philosophy of one of the masters of Sci-Fi and Fantasy art, Patrick J. Jones. Influenced by Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta, he shares the secrets of painting Conan, mermaids, and other-worldly creatures, from initial pencil sketches to finished art—astonishingly finished, amazing pieces, I would add. Featuring detailed, step-by-step tutorials packed with information, advice, anecdotes, and professional tips and tricks, this is a must for any serious student of the genre—or any fantasy art fan. His work is AMAZING.
Item Code: SCIOP
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Publisher: Independent Publishers, 2014
Binding: Softcover
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Pages: 192pg
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FEMALE OF THE SPECIES 1:The Art of Viktor Kalvachev -- By Viktor Kalvachev.
The better half of humanity in all shapes, sizes, styles and mediums—cartoony, abstract, surreal, even experimental. This is woman as imagined by an artist who is exploring the outer reaches of impressionistic art. He reminds us of Bill Sienkiewicz at times, of Bruce Timm occasionally—it’s wild stuff! “This book is the beginning of a series I would like to publish that will collect only drawings of women using various styles and techniques.” Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: FEMA01
Your price: $25.00
Publisher: Trinquette, 2012
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x12
Pages: 48pg
Color: Full Color throughout

 

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THE MOLESKINE SKETCHBOOK OF VIKTOR KALVACHEV 2014 -- By Viktor Kalvachev.
Signed! Ladies! Black, tattooed, warriors, menacing, cute, busty, often naked or in slinky low-cut noir style. All drawn with a fine, soft delicate style that sometimes looks like a serious anatomy study, sometimes is animation cute. He’s currently working on a “dark comedy” in the Tarentino style, Blue Estate, due out as a graphic novel from Image in late 2014, which also ties into a game of the same name. Mature Readers.
Item Code: MVK14S
Your price: $10.00
Publisher: Viktor Kalvachev, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 5x8
Pages: 32pg
Color: black and white
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Graphic Novels & Comics Archives

 


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION Volume 1 -- By Stan Lee. Art by Steve Ditko.
Our Highest Recommendation. Collects Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man #1-17 and Annual #1. In 1962, in the pages of a comic book slated for cancellation, Lee and Ditko gave birth to one of the most enduring icons in American popular culture: the Amazing Spider-Man! Turning the concept of a super hero on its head, they imbued the young, guilt-ridden Peter Parker with the fantastic powers of an arachnid and the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. The combination was pure magic. This is it: the very beginning!...More.
Item Code: ASME01
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Publisher: Marvel, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 6x8
Pages: 504pg
Color: Full Color throughout
I like these new Epic collections. They offer 18 issues instead of the usual ten found in Masterworks, at a much lower pricer per issue. The first release (Fantastic Four) has already proved popular with customers, so we’ll be offering them as they appear: Captain America (Silver Age), Iron Man, The Avengers, Silver Surfer, Thor, and Wolverine.

 

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FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION Volume 1 -- By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby.
Highly Recommended. Collects Fantastic Four #1-18, 1961. Eight more issues than in a Masterworks volume, and at a low softcover price! In 1961, Stan and Jack lit the fuse of the greatest revolution in comic-book history—the Marvel Age of Comics—and it started right here with FF #1! These weren't just any super heroes: the Fantastic Four were a realistic, relatable, bickering and lovable family that couldn't pay their rent and didn't always love their powers.
Item Code: FFE01
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Publisher: Marvel, 2014
Binding: Softcover
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Pages: 456pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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HARLEY QUINN Volume 4: Vengeance Unlimited -- By A.J. Lieberman. Art by Mike Huddleston, Troy Nixey.
Recommended. In a new direction for the series, Harley attempts to juggle being a full-time psychiatrist with her own criminal activities. But the unbalanced people she has to treat are keeping her very busy -- and she's still wanted for a murder she didn’t commit. Then, Harley gains powers beyond those of normal humans thanks to Poison Ivy's experiments. But every gift has its price....More.
Item Code: HQN04
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Publisher: DC, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 10x7
Pages: 288pg
Color: Full Color throughout
See our website for all things Harley Quinn, collections and statues.
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FLASH OMNIBUS Volume 1 -- By Robert Kanigher, John Broome. Art by Carmine Infantino.
Highly Recommended. Collects Showcase #4, 8, 13 and 14 and The Flash #105-132. This massive title collects the entire run of the first years of the Silver Age adventures of The Flash, just in time for his debut as the star of the new series The Flash on the CW network. Stories include the origin of The Flash, the first appearances of his sidekick, Kid Flash, fellow detective The Elongated Man, and much more. Beginning with the ultra-rare Showcase #4 in 1958, this is killer, great work....More.
Item Code: FL01H
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Publisher: DC, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x11
Pages: 864pg
Color: Full Color throughout

The Justice League of America Omnibus also looks at this same early Silver Age period. It’s in just the same format and at the same discounted price. [JLA01H. $100, your price $85].

I particularly like The Golden Age of Superman. It’s only $75.00, your price $59.95. [SG01H.] See our website for more Omnibus collections from Marvel, like The Golden Age of Captain America, another amazing collection with the first twelve issues (#1-10 are by Simon & Kirby). Along with Superman and Batman, these are the most collectible and highly priced comics from the early 1940s. $125, your price $105. [GACA01HR] The variant cover edition is sold out but the alternate cover is still available.

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MARVEL COVERS ARTIST'S EDITION -- By John Buscema et al.
Marvel Comics is the home of some of the greatest and most iconic cover images in the history of comics. This unique Artist's Edition features an amazing "Best of" selection of gorgeous covers by a veritable who's who of the medium. From Neal Adams to Art Adams, Frank Miller to Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko to Jim Starlin, there has never been a book like this before....More.
Item Code: MCAEH
Your price: $125.00
Publisher: IDW, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 12x17
Pages: 144pg
Color: black and white
We keep all in-print Artist’s Editions available. See our website for the entire list.
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NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB Volume 2 -- By Kazuo Koike and Hideki Mori.
Recommended. In Kazuo Koike’s Lone Wolf and Cub sequel, Daigoro, son of the slain “Lone Wolf,” accompanies warrior Togo Shigekata on the road to Satsuma. And he’s growing up, now a very young kid but capable of helping his adoptive new father in dire battles, while learning the secrets of survival in a brutal world. A secret message Togo carries is a fraud, and enemies have aligned to ensure the message’s delivery . . . and the death of Daigoro!...More.
Item Code: NLOWC02
Your price: $13.99
Publisher: Dark Horse, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 5x7
Pages: 208pg
Color: black and white
Volume 1 is also available at the same price. Also available are the first four Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus #1-5, and the Samurai Executioner #1-2.
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MICHAEL MOORCOCK'S ELRIC Volume 1:The Ruby Throne -- By Julien Blondel. Art by Didier Poli, Robin Recht and Jean Bastide.
Highly Recommended. Elric, the albino emperor, has ruled Melniboné for millennia -- a feat made possible through magic and various herbs that serve to strengthen and prolong his life. However, Elric's empire is crumbling before him and now his envious cousin and prince of Melniboné, Yyrkoon, plots to claim the Ruby Throne for himself. “Fully captures Elric’s sense of utter decadence.” –Moorcock. Beautifully drawn but with graphic violence. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: MMEL01H
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Publisher: Titan, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 172pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Michael Moorcock wrote the introduction to the Highly Recommended Conan the Phenomenon:

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CONAN THE PHENOMENON -- By Paul M. Sammon, foreword by Michael Moorcock.
Highly Recommended. The Legacy of Robert E. Howard's Fantasy Icon. This in-depth visual tour through the history of fantasy's greatest hero covers everything from the earliest prose pieces of Robert E. Howard, to Frazetta's explosive artwork, through the Schwarzenegger film, and into the rebirth of the character at Dark Horse Comics. Comics historian Paul M. Sammon delivers an engrossing visual history!
Item Code: CTP
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Publisher: Dark Horse, 2013
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 175pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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Item Code: WDDD01
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WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK Volume 1: Ghost of the Grotto -- By Carl Barks.
Highly Recommended. One of Donald Duck's most famous adventures leads off Fantagraphics' new line of affordable kid-sized Donald Duck books: just-right half-height with that Barks magic, both long adventure stories and shorter ten and single pagers. Each story is complete with all the original story and art (no panels have been dropped or altered)....More.
Publisher: Fantagraphics, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x5
Pages: 128pg
Color: Full Color throughout
There are now six volumes available in the Fantagraphic’s Walt Disney’s Donald Duck and Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge series. I can hardly think of a better Christmas present than these for kids ten years old and up. And Fantagraphics put together an even more bargain-priced set of Bark’s two best Christmas stories:

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WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK CHRISTMAS Volume 3 & 5 Set -- By Carl Barks.
Our Highest Recommendation. For readers who are looking for something really special and enormously fun to give to their loved ones in this holiday season, we present, in one package, two of the best Christmas comics stories you’ll ever read: "Christmas on Bear Mountain," featuring the introduction of Uncle Scrooge (the World’s Richest Duck), and "A Christmas for Shacktown," in which Scrooge loses his entire fortune even as Donald Duck and his nephews try to bring some Christmas cheer to the suffering children of Shacktown.
Item Code: WDCHP
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Publisher: Fantagraphics, 2013
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 444pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: The 1970s-- By Jason Sacks and Keith Dallas.
Highly Recommended
The ambitious series continues with another full-color hardcover revealing with incredible detail each year and each event in comics history, from 1970-1979! Covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of the emerging Bronze Age of comics! The most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: the dawn of relevance with Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams’s Green Lantern! Jack Kirby’s Fourth World saga! ...More.
Item Code: ACB05H
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Publisher: TwoMorrows, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 288pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Now available are American Comic Book Chronicles for the 1950s, two for the 1960s, and one for the 1980s. More are coming.
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Pulp Reprints & Illustrated Fiction

 


DOC SAVAGE JAMES BAMA Multi-pack Set 2 -- By Lester Dent.
Highly Recommended. Sanctum collects four more James Bama variant cover editions and a NEW expanded variant of Doc Savage #29 with additional historical commentary by Brian M. Kane and James Bama. Bama defined Doc Savage for modern fans. Plus five exclusive James Bama full- color art prints (without logos) and the "lost" Doc Savage newspaper strip by The X-Men’s Dave Cockrum!...More.
Item Code: DCV02
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Publisher: Sanctum, 2014
Binding: Softcover
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Pages: 641pg
Color: black and white

 

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DOC SAVAGE JAMES BAMA Multi-pack Set 1 -- By Kenneth Robeson.
Highly Recommended. James Bama covers. 700 pages of pulp adventure. In honor of Doc Savage's 80th anniversary, Sanctum Books collects its first four James Bama variant editions. #1, 2, 14 and 17. Plus a NEW expanded variant edition of #18 with additional historical commentary by Brian M. Kane and an interview with James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans. BONUS: exclusive new James Bama art prints. Ten thrill-packed pulp novels!
Item Code: DC80T
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Publisher: Advance Magazine, 2013
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 772pg
Color: text/b&w

 

SHADOW SUPERPACK -- By Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley. Art by Edd Cartier, Tom Lovell, Paul Orban, et al.
Highly Recommended. The Shadow "Foreshadowing The Batman" superpack with The Shadow Special #1 and bonus art prints! Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman's 1939 debut, Sanctum Books collects the groundbreaking pulp novels that inspired the creators of The Batman! A 528-page multipack, featuring a new foreword by famous Batman scripter Dennis O'Neil, four exclusive new art prints and brand-new The Shadow Annual #1.
Item Code: SHTFP
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Publisher: Sanctum, 2014
Binding: Softcover
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Pages: 528pg
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Individual issues of all the Shadows, Docs, Spider, Avenger, and other pulps are all available in our Pulps & Pulp Fiction section on the website.

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OF MONSTERS & MEN -- Edited by Tommy Hancock and Joe Gentile.
The Green Lama, Captain Future, Green Ghost, Moon Man, Richard Knight, and more pulp heroes in nine brand new illustrated fiction stories, Plus this special hardcover edition includes 100 extra pages not in the soft cover edition, collecting comic books Domino Lady vs Mummy, Black Bat vs Dracula, and Phantom Detective vs Frankenstein, all sporting covers by Dan Brereton!...More.
Item Code: OFMH
Your price: $24.99
Publisher: Moonstone, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 282pg
Color: black and white
The same publisher has created Illustrated fiction editions for Domino Lady, The Saint, and The Shadow. See our Pulps & Pulp Fiction section for them all.
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BRIAN FROUD'S FAERIES' TALES -- By Brian Froud and Wendy Froud.
Recommended. Signed bookplate! Following in the footsteps of Trolls, Brian and Wendy Froud lead readers deep into the world of faeries. Humans throughout history have always had special relationships and bonds with faeries, whether loving and helpful or at times destructive. This new book explores that complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs, accompanied by amazing portraits, sketches and scenes of ethereal worlds....More.
Item Code: BFFTHS
Your price: $35.00
Publisher: Abrams, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x13
Pages: 144pg
Color: Full Color throughout

 

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BRIAN FROUD'S TROLLS -- By Brian and Wendy Froud.
Highly Recommended. Signed bookplate by Brian! Internationally acclaimed faerie artists and authors Brian and Wendy Froud are your personal guides to the enchanted world of Trolls. Inspired by the hauntingly beautiful landscape of Dartmoor, England, where they make their home, the Frouds introduce you to the customs, accoutrements, rituals, and - most important - the stories and tales of perhaps the most mysterious and elusive denizens of the magical World of Faerie.
Item Code: BFTH
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Publisher: Abrams, 2012
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x13
Pages: 144pg
Color: Full Color throughout

See our website for Froud illustrated Novelizations of the Jim Henson films: The Dark Crystal Creation Myths, and Fairylands: The Secret World of Hidden Ones.

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FEARIE TALES: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome -- By Neil Gaiman, Joanne Harris, Brian Lumley, et al. Art by Alan Lee.
Recommended. 31 Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome! In the grand tradition of the Grimm Brothers, some of the today's finest fantasy and horror writers have created their own brand-new fairy tales--but with a decidedly darker twist. There are spellbinding retellings of classic stories such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and Rumpelstiltskin, plus unsettling tales inspired by other children's classics, all interspersed with the original tales of their inspiration....More.
Item Code: FEARTH
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Publisher: Jo Fletcher, 2013
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 6x9
Pages: 466pg
Color: text/b&w
We have more Neil Gaiman material on the website, including my favorite, his Graveyard Book, now in part 1 of a two part graphic novel.
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LITTLE MINXIES APHRODITE IX Statue -- By Manuel Carrasco and Clayburn Moore.
With signed print! Numbered, 3000!
Top Cow Productions' Aphrodite IX joins Moore Studio's line of sweetly sexy, curvaceous cuties known as Little Minxies. Little Minxies are super-curvy, ultra gorgeous pinup interpretations of favorite characters! Standing 8" tall, Aphrodite IX has her gun raised and is ready for trouble. Note: Only our first shipment includes a full color, 6 ½” x 10” print by Manuel Carrasco, signed by both Carrasco and sculptor Clayburn Moore! These are only available while our initial supply lasts....More.
Item Code: LMA
Your price: $54.95
Publisher: CS Moore, 2014
Dimensions: 8" Tall
Color: Full Color throughout

 

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LITTLE MINXIES SINFUL SUZI Statue -- By Joseph Michael Linsner and Clayburn Moore.
Numbered, 3000! The CS Moore Studio debuts a brand new line of sweetly sexy, curvaceous cuties known as Little Minxies. The first in the line of vinyl figurines is Joseph Michael Linsner's seductive pinup favorite, Sinful Suzi! Little Minxies are super-curvy pinup interpretations of favorite characters - and some original creations soon to come! Standing 8" tall, Suzi strikes a saucy bombshell pose as she strategically clutches her pitchfork to her ample bosom.
Item Code: LMSS
Your price: $44.95
Publisher: CS Moore, 2013
Dimensions: 8" Tall
Color: Full Color throughout
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Coming Soon

 


MANDY Statue By Dean Yeagle -- Numbered. Limited, 999. An Attakus import from France! Dean Yeagle’s lovely pin-up creation, Mandy, is brought to three-dimensional life for the first time by a European company! This masterful Attakus sculpture captures all the sexy innocence of the popular character—uniquely wrapped up in red ribbon! This is nearly sold out, the publisher has less than 50 left. Supply may be very limited. Expected: Nov...More.
Item Code: MANST
Your price: $235.00
Publisher: Attakus,
Binding:
Dimensions: 11" tall
Color: Full Color throughout
I mentioned this in News and Notes last week, but here is the official listing. We have just ten coming in right now and three are spoken for. If we get more reservations, we’ll try to snag some more before the last 50 of these are gone for good. This is coming from France.
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Mature Viewers

One new item this week, New Amazons by Claudio Aboy. And one Coming Item that will roll in in December from Taschen, The Psychedelic Sex Book edited by the notorious Dian Hanson!

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

 


NEW AMAZONS: The Paintings of Claudio Aboy -- By Claudio Aboy.
When it comes to statuesque females who inspire both awe and lust, Claudio Aboy is pretty much your go-to guy! His brand of bad-ass beauty is enhanced by his superlative faces, often inspired by movie stars we all recognize. Abundant curves (particularly breasts) are the order of the day here. From quiet nudes to blade-wielding or gun-toting babes, this offers a cross-section of his newest costumed girls and nudes. Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: NEWA
Your price: $14.95
Publisher: SQP, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 48pg
Color: Full Color throughout

 

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SEDUCTION: Portraits of Desire -- By Cladio Aboy.
Claudio Aboy knows how to draw women. Here we have 64 pages filled with his glorious examples. Some pages contain multiple images. Vampirella, Lara Croft, Wonder Woman, and Red Sonja are just a few examples of the playful, pretty people that populate these pages. Adult Material.
Item Code: SEDCA
Your price: $9.95
Publisher: SQP, 2012
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 64pg
Color: black and white
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PSYCHEDELIC SEX BOOK -- By Eric Godtland and Paul Krassner. Edited by Dian Hanson.
Coming Soon! Love, Sex and Drugs. Take the latest sex-trip with Dian Hanson, editor of all the great Taschen pin-up art books. Starring all-natural flower-power hotties, these hippy, horny, hilarious images of nubile flesh and mind-bending graphics showcase a brief golden period in publishing, when men's magazines promised to recreate the wonders of libido on LSD.. Mature Readers. Expected: Dec ...More.
Item Code: PSYSH
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Publisher: Taschen, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x9
Pages: 408pg
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News and Notes

 

The relatively recent Cthulhu: Dark Fantasy Horror & Supernatural Movies (Gothic Dreams) is already out of print, but we still have copies. The 2015 Cthulhu Calendar is also in stock, which has 12 images taken from the book. Our special 2015 Calendars email will be in your email inbasket next week.

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Vampirella Cover Hardcover is out of print but we have a few copies left. As far as we know, all other editions are still in print: the Vampi SC, Batman HC and SC, and the Big Big Overstreet.

The Future of Erotic Fantasy has also gone OP but we have enough copies for now, though we won’t be listing it in a catalog.

Our source got more copies of the best-selling and highly recommended Mucha Masterworks [APHOH]. At $19.95 this is the best deal ever on a Mucha art book. It sells briskly for us here, at shows, and in my local Booktown outlet. I’m glad to have it for a while longer.

Meanwhile, the even newer release, Mucha Mega Square, published by Parkstone, is completely sold out. I like the Masterworks edition better, anyway.

Still available is the more complete Mucha collection, Alphonse Mucha by Sarah Mucha at $40 [MUCHH] and the inexpensive Taschen collection, Mucha Basic Art Series at $9.99 [MUCH].

The enormous 75 Years of DC Comics (2010) looks to be finally going out of print. Taschen reports they are low in stock, and author Paul Levitz has now broken it up and explanded it into several books. The Golden Age and Silver Age volumes are available now. The Bronze Age has been pushed forward to March, 2015, so I don’t see them reprinting this original edition. It could be the perfect companion to the also-huge 75 Years of Marvel Comics, coming soon. That is, if you have well built, heavy duty bookshelves. It’s sixteen pounds. $200, your price $180. [75H] We have just two copies left.

The sale-priced The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb has also gone out of print, but we still have some copies [SWEEH. $30, your price $12.95]. The R. Crumb Complete Record Collection which also was remaindered is completely sold out.

We brought in some new bags and backing boards recently to fill a gap in sizes:

Plastic Bags Large Magazine/Life 11-1/8x15-1/8, Your Price: $13.95 for 100
Backing Boards Large Magazine 10-7/8x14-7/8, Your Price: $31.95 for 100
Plastic Bags Tabloid/Art Print 12¼x18¼, Your Price: $22.50 for 100
Backing Boards Tabloid/Art Print 12x18¼, Your Price: $42.50 for 100

Next week or so we’ll also have a new size: Newspaper Bags 14x19 --They will be available in increments of 50.
We don’t have a source for backing boards in this size right now.

If you are having difficulty justifying buying 100 increments of our larger bags and boards, let us know. We’d consider breaking them down into 50 increments if it would be better for you.

~Bud

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