Friday, July 3, 2015

Jeffrey Jones’ Idyl - I’m Age, Illustration #48, King in Yellow, Tarzan: Return to Pal-Ul-Don, Mike Zeck, Monster Mash, R. Crumb, Cavewoman, Marvel Playing Cards!

The Jeffrey Jones collection is big news this week, as it hasn’t even been announced in Diamond’s Previews yet. Publisher Donald Grant rushed us copies for Comic-Con, but we have enough for your orders, too. And Illustration Magazine #48 is another good one, with two excellent features. And a new Tarzan novel by the highly respected writer, Will Murray. And a new R. Crumb! And...and...look below!

We’re off for Comic-Con on July 6th, come see us if you are there. Luis Royo will be signing in our booth, and we have some more surprise new books coming in exclusive for the show. But for all of you who will not be at the show, you can order as usual; we have most of our fine staff staying here at home to serve you.

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ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #48 -- Highly Recommended. Featuring Rolf Armstrong and Gustave Doré. The spectacular art of Rolf Armstrong, best known for his elegant and colorful pastel renderings of pin-up girls in the 1930s and 40s. Rare photographs of Rolf and his models, tear sheets, and stunning reproductions of original artworks. Gustave Doré: Boy Genius by G. Gary Land examines the famed illustrator, with superb original paintings reproduced...More.

Item Code: IL48
Your price: $15.00
Publisher: Illustrated Press, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 80pg
Color: Full Color throughout
See our website for all back issues available.
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Jeffrey Jones

 


JEFFREY JONES IDYL I'M AGE -- Highly Recommended. Never before collected in its entirety: Jeff's 44 pages of Idyl, which appeared as one-page vignettes in National Lampoon. AND the successor I'm Age, 36 more one-page "stories" that began in 1981 in Heavy Metal. Surreal, philosophical, strange, sexy strips starring ethereal naked ladies uttering deep truths...or nonsense. You decide. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: JJIDY
Your price: $24.99
Publisher: Grant, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 96pg
Color: black and white
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JEFFREY JONES IDYL I'M AGE Hardcover -- Highly Recommended. "Idyl was my favorite thing that was a comic when I was a teenager. I didn't understand the ones I read, but I loved them anyway...Now they're collected and are as magical and elegant as they ever were." - Neil Gaiman

"Idyl and I'm Age were unique in the pages of American Comics combining observational figure drawing with whimsical, elliptical moments in the text. Quite, thoughtful comix, at a time of largely noisy, dumb nonsense." - Dave McKean. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: JJIDYH
Your price: $39.99
Publisher: Grant, 2015
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 96pg
Color: black and white
 

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BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones DVD --Directed by Maria Paz Cabardo.
Highly Recommended. Jeffrey Jones is unique even among the pioneers in comics. His entrance into the comic book art world in the early 1970s paved the way for many of today's most popular comic book artists to branch out into the world of art galleries and fine art collectors. But his fame and success, particularly as a book cover artist, did not guarantee a easy life. His turbulent personal issues have gotten in the way of a more economically viable existence—particularly his transgender persona of Catherine Jones.
Item Code: BETLI
Your price: $29.95
Publisher: Alive Mind, 2014
Dimensions: 1 disc
Pages: 82min
Color: Full Color throughout
 
JEFFREY JONES: The Definitive Reference --Compiled and edited by Emanuel Maris, J. David Spurlock, Patrick Hill and Chad Kolean.
Highly Recommended. Legendary artist Frank Frazetta once called Hugo Award and World Fantasy Award winner Jones "the great living painter". Jones and Frazetta were the top two heroic fantasy book cover artists of the 1960's and '70's. As well as sci-fi and fantasy, Jones famously contributed to 1972-75 issues of National Lampoon with the innovative comics feature "Idyl", and was a member of The Studio in New York City with contemporaries, Barry Windsor-Smith, Bernie Wrightson and Michael Wm. Kaluta. The Studio became the subject of a landmark book from Dragon's Dream in 1979. By the '80's Jones relocated to the Woodstock area to pursue Fine Art.
Item Code: JJRD
Published at $24.95
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Publisher: Vanguard, 2013
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 176pg
Color: Full Color throughout

The Definitive Reference is is also available in a deluxe limited editon, in hardcover and slipcase with 16 additional pages. [JJDRD. $69.95].

Jeffrey Jones: A Life in Art also remains available, though we’re awaiting more copies as I write this. We can backorder it for you if it’s not here by the time you read this. [JJLH. $49.99, your price $39.99]

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Graphic Novels & Archives

 


CHILD OF THE STORM -- By Manuel Bichebois. Art by Didier Poli and Giulio Zeloni.
Adopted by a woodsman clan, the orphan Laith possesses miraculous and terrifying powers linked to the weather. When his path crosses with the sinister Professor Finrhas, and the power-hungry Minister Alghard, Laith's world is turned upside down. The young boy is forced to go in search of his origins, to better to control his immense power, and to save his foster family and friends. This award-winning debut graphic novel by Manuel Bichebois, Didier Poli ("Elric: The Ruby Throne"), and Giulio Zeloni is a fantasy/steampunk adventure packed with political intrigue, where science and magic collide.....More.

Item Code: CHSTH
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Publisher: Humanoids, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x10
Pages: 254pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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REDHAND -- By Kurt Busiek and Sam Timel. Art by Mario Alberti and Bazal.
From award-winning writer Kurt Busiek (Marvels) and artists Mario Alberti & Bazal (Retroworld) comes a violent and intelligent story that challenges and enthralls. The perfect warrior is unleashed in an age of barbarism and magic, but all he wants is the peaceful life he's destined never to have. Touched by a prophecy, imbued with incredible fighting skills and immune to magic, he is fated to one day destroy the gods.....More.

Item Code: REDHH
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Publisher: Humanoids, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 142pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Both Redhand and Child of the Storm are new French graphic novels published by the highly respected Humanoids. If you like these, here’s another recent release:

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EL NIÑO OMNIBUS --By Christian Perrissin. Art by Boro Pavlovic.
Recommended. A massive new French graphic novel from Humanoids. After the death of her father, Red Cross nurse Vera Michailov discovers a stunning family secret: she was a conjoined twin and has a brother she was separated from at birth. Left behind when the family escaped Eastern Europe for France, he grew up to become the modern-day pirate known only as "El Niño." Determined to find him, regardless of the cost, Vera sets out on a global quest. A contemporary Heart of Darkness...Mature Readers.
Item Code: ELNH
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Publisher: Humanoids, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x10
Pages: 390pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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KING IN YELLOW -- Adapted and illustrated by I. N. Culbard.
Adapted from the short stories of Robert W. Chambers. The The supernatural stories that make up Robert W. Chambers’s classic piece of weird fiction are tied together by a play that brings madness to all who read it: The King in Yellow. It’s a book that draws readers in with an irresistible yet innocent opening act, then drives them insane with the poisonous words of Act 2. It’s a book that cannot be suppressed, spreading like a disease from city to city, continent to continent.....More.

Item Code: KINY
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Publisher: SelfMadeHero, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 6x9
Pages: 142pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 

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THE DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH AND OTHER STORIES --By H P Lovecraft. Adapted and illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard.
A full-color graphic novel adaptation of the HPL classic. In search of a lost city and a forgotten memory, Randolph Carter enters the Dreamlands, the vast world of wonder and horror where one night can span a million years. From the jungles of Kled to the surface of the moon, Carter's quest reveals the secret of the marvelous sunset city and the terror the monstrous Other Gods who stand in his way.
Item Code: DQUK
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Publisher: Self Made Hero, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 144pg
Color: Full Color throughout

Culbard has done two more H.P. Lovecraft adaptations:

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward [CASCDW. $19.95, your price $17.95]

Shadow Out of Time [SHAOT. $19.95, your price $17.95]

See our website for much more H.P. Lovecraft.

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TARZAN RETURN TO PAL-UL-DON -- By Will Murray. Cover art by Joe DeVito.
Recommended. The first new Tarzan novel in years, Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don, is being released by Altus Press. Written by the well-respected Will Murray (The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series), this is an authorized sequel to one of ERB’s best novels, Tarzan the Terrible...More.

Item Code: TARRP
Your price: $24.95
Publisher: Altus, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 6x9
Pages: 380pg
Color: text only

Signed Hardcover Edition
We just received word of a special edition of Tarzan Return to Pal-Ul-Don. This will be hardcover, with a special bookplate signed by Will Murray, Joe DeVito, and Gary Buckingham. We don't know the limitation yet, if there is one. We may not have a link to our website set up in time, but you can find it there, just enter the title or code into our search field. It should be available in 2-4 weeks. [TARRPH. $65]

This is the year for Tarzan, a lot of fine collections have come out. See all of them on our website. 

TARZAN AND THE MARTIAN LEGION
Teaser:
 Buddy Saunders, whose accomplishments are far too many to mention here, wrote a really wonderful new—and completely authorized—novel of Tarzan on Mars. Illustrated by all new paintings and drawings.

Published late last year with the capable help of the renowned Russ Cochran it has, up until now, been sold exclusively through Buddy’s comics mail order business. Now he's offered it to us and I'm excited to have it. It’s a Deluxe Limited Edition that retails for $200. It will be listed here in full detail when I get back from Comic-Con, in two weeks. My good friend, professional writer and long-time fan Michelle Nolan read it (and she’s a critical reviewer) and thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward now to reading it myself. Here's a short bit about it from Buddy:

A pantheon of heroes, including Tarzan, John Carter, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Carson Napier, Alley Oop and more gather to combat a foe across planets, dimensions, and time. The epic account unspools across a quarter of a million words, and takes readers not only to Africa and Barsoom, but to new worlds, with new heroes in the grandest Burroughsian tradition.
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WHITE CLOUD WORLDS -- Edited by Paul Tobin.
Highly Recommended. Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork from New Zealand. Signed bookplate by 9 of the artists while they last! New Reduced Price; only 20 copies available with the signed plate. Embark upon a journey of exploration into a wealth of visually rich worlds and imaginings, conjured to life by 27 established and emerging artists. Each is profiled with a selection of their art accompanied by text in their own voice, sharing their origins, inspirations and a rare glimpse into how they work.....More.

Item Code: WCWS
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Publisher: Harper Design, 2012
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 10x12
Pages: 128pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 

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WHITE CLOUD WORLDS Volume 2 --Edited by Paul Tobin. Introduction by Iain McCaig.
Highly Recommended. New Reduced Price! An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork from New Zealand. Signed bookplate by 8 of the artists! Volume two of the award-winning White Cloud Worlds is another incredible collection of science fiction and fantasy artwork from New Zealand. 41 established and emerging artists who call New Zealand home elevate you once again to the expansive, rich plateau of the imagination. Each artist is lavishly showcased with a selection of their work and accompanying text that shares their origins, inspirations and ambitions.
Item Code: WCW02S
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Publisher: Harper Design, 2013
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 10x12
Pages: 148pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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Art Books

 
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!....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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MONSTER MASH The Creepy Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972 -- By Mark Voger. Foreword by John Zacherle.
Time-trip back to 1957-1972, when monsters stomped into the American mainstream! Once Frankenstein and fiends infiltrated TV in 1957, an avalanche of monster magazines, toys, games, trading cards, and comic books crashed upon an unsuspecting public. This profusely illustrated full-color hardcover covers that creepy, kooky Monster Craze through features on Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, the #1 hit “Monster Mash,” Aurora’s model kits....More.

Item Code: MOMAH
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Publisher: TwoMorrows, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 192pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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SKY LONGING FOR MEMORIES The Art of Mokoto Shinkai -- From the award-winning director, animator and author Makoto Shinkai, the definitive collection of his animated works. Considered one of the best animators in the world today, he is often called the "next-Miyazaki"--his landscapes clearly remind us of the master! A Sky collects more than100 of Shikai's art cells from his most popular works and then closes off with interviews from the internationally renowned director and his staff.....More.

Item Code: SKYL
Your price: $34.95
Publisher: Vertical, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 12x7
Pages: 176pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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Marvel Playing Cards

 


ANT-MAN Playing Cards -- 52 different images, all full painted images from the new Ant-Man film, including our hero, his helper ants, villains, and lots of high-drama poses. Poker deck with handsome full color cardboard box....More.

Item Code: AMPC
Your price: $6.99
Publisher: Marvel, 2015
Dimensions: 2.5x3.5
Pages: 52 cards
Color: Full Color throughout
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CAPTAIN AMERICA Playing Cards -- Recommended. 52 different images fro 1960s and early 70s covers and panels. Classic artwork by Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Frank Thorne, John Byrne. The first Silver Age Cap issue, Steranko covers, lots of vintage Tales of Suspense cover art by Kirby. Fun work!....More.

Item Code: CAPC
Your price: $6.99
Publisher: Marvel, 2015
Dimensions: 2.5x3.5
Pages: 52 cards
Color: Full Color throughout
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IRON MAN Playing Cards -- Recommended. 52 different cool vintage images, from Iron's Man's earliest appearances in Tales of Suspense circa 1963, into the late 1960s and early 1970s. Wonderful covers and panels by the likes of Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Steve Ditko & Gene Colan. Also, Dr. Doom, Captain America, Sub-Mariner guest cover appearances.....More.

Item Code: IMPC
Your price: $6.99
Publisher: Marvel, 2015
Dimensions: 2.5x3.5
Pages: 52 cards
Color: Full Color throughout
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MARVEL HEROES RETRO Playing Cards -- Recommended. 52 different images, from covers to heroes and villains, beginning in the 1960s and through to the 70s and 80s. Daredevil, Cap, Thor, The Hulk, Spider-Man, Blue Bolt, Hawkeye, by artists including Jack Kirby, Gene Colan, and John Romita. Poker card deck.....More.

Item Code: MHRPC
Your price: $6.99
Publisher: Marvel, 2015
Dimensions: 2.5x3.5
Pages: 52 cards
Color: Full Color throughout
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THOR Playing Cards -- By Jack Kirby.
Recommended. 52 different vintage covers and selected panels are featured in this poker playing card deck. Illustrated colorful box. Nearly every card is by Jack Kirby, from Thor's earliest appearances in Journey into Mystery issues to his wonderful late 1960s Mighty Thor run with inker Vince Colletta.....More.

Item Code: TPC
Your price: $6.99
Publisher: Marvel, 2015
Dimensions: 2.5x3.5
Pages: 52 cards
Color: Full Color throughout
We just got 12 new playing card sets in, so we’re breaking them up over two weeks. They are produced by the same folks that did the Batman, Spider-Man and Marilyn Monroe Tin Sets, below. Next week we’ll list the new DC Comics sets. Get a jump on these by clicking on New Arrivals on our website.
 

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Playing Cards Tin Set --This collector’s tin contains two different decks of standard poker playing cards, each one with a different picture of Spider-Man and his friends and villains. 104 different images, all the way back to early John Romita covers from Amazing Spider-Man, close-ups and action shots of Spidey, The Green Goblin, and more. Both decks are packed into a nicely color-illustrated tin with a hinged, locking top.100% Officially Licensed.
Item Code: ASPCD
Your price: $14.95
Publisher: Aquarius, 2012
Dimensions: 5x4
Pages: 108 cards
Color: Full Color throughout
 
MARILYN MONROE Playing Cards Tin Set --This collector’s tin contains two different decks of standard poker playing cards. The first deck has twelve different sepia-tone pictures (repeated for each of the four suits). These are from throughout Monroe's career, from early teenage shots to classics. Deck B is more vintage shots but all are full length poses, with a light color tint laid over to make each look old. Again, 12 different shots repeated for the four suits.
Item Code: MMPCD
Your price: $14.95
Publisher: Aquarius, 2012
Dimensions: 5x4
Pages: 108 cards
Color: Full Color throughout
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Mature Readers

This week we have new R. Crumb—R. Crumb’s Sex Obsessions. This is a new low-priced hardcover edition of the fancy, deluxe edition Taschen did several years ago. It’s wild, with fun newly colored stories that Crumb colored himself. Mr. Natural, Devil Girl, Flakey Foont, and some pretty misogynist stuff is all here. R. Crumb reveals his inner demons...

Just in is a new deluxe photography book--now on sale. Sports Illustrated Exposure. captures reunion of famous models stunning captured in on a Caribbean beach. They're having a ball wearing tiny bikinis, see-through (and wet!) tops or no tops at all. 144 pages of full-color beauties having a gloriously fun time in the sun, surf and sand!

Also this week we have two new Cavewoman comics, with two variations of each: regular Budd Root special cover, and a Root Nude cover. They are all limited to 500 or 600 copies, bagged and boarded. That’s Cavewoman Castaway One-Shot and Cavewoman the Return #3.

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News and Notes

Craig Yoe asked me to mention his panel at Comic-Con: Spotlight on Craig Yoe Panel Sat. 5-6 Rm 4. I hope to attend myself, if things aren’t too crazy on Saturday.

Flying Jenny: Last week I wrote about the Flying Jenny and Tailspin Tommy archives I recently purchased. Here’s a reproduction (below) of one of the beautiful Jenny Sunday proof pages, this one from 1943. Want to see more? Let me know. I could run them in sequence if I don’t cross any copyright issues. For a bigger view of the image below, go here.

~Bud

 

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Necronomicon, Tarzan Omnibus, Prince Valiant 11, Comic Book Creator 8, Bettie Page Action Doll, Ant-Man/Giant-Man Epic, Don Rosa Artist’s Edition, The Complete Howard the Duck, Tales from the Crypt Archives 1

This year is the 75th Anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan. New collections, graphic novels and new editions of his original books are being produced. I like this week’s Tarzan Omnibus, collecting top-flight comics from Dark Horse. And relive those hallowed days when Howard the Duck was a fan favorite, with the complete collection plus lots of extra features

Finally, Brian Kane (author of the Hal Foster biography) writes a simply wonderful intro in Prince Valiant Volume 11, just in. It’s all about a fascinating adventurer, designer and artist who co-created the somewhat legendary art agency that first hired Foster, long before Tarzan and Valiant. I can honest say this introductory piece was riveting.

This is one reason I try to draw your attention to introductory articles and extra features in various Archives collections. This value-added material is often overlooked--but to me it SO adds to my enjoyment of each collection. Thanks to Brian Kane and Fantagraphics for going the extra mile, and the same goes for editor Dean Mullaney and IDW.

Art Books  |  Archives  |  Warehouse Finds  |  Coming in July
Mature Audience  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index
 


PRINCE VALIANT Volume 11 -- By Hal Foster.
Our Highest Recommendation. Sunday Pages, 1957-58. The eleventh volume of Fantagraphics award-winning Prince Valiant series concludes our heroes’ adventures in Cornwall, and marks the first appearance of Arvak the Red Stallion. At the Council of Kings, Prince Valiant stands alone in the decision to avoid a ruinous war. Val returns to Aleta, and the two are summoned to Camelot, where Queen Guinevere becomes jealous of Aleta’s popularity.....More.

Item Code: PV11H
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Publisher: Fantagraphics, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x14
Pages: 112pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 

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PRINCE VALIANT Volume 2 & 3 Set --By Hal Foster. Edited by Rick Norwood.
Highly Recommended. 2 book set. A special set collecting volumes 2 & 3 of Prince Valiant: An American Epic at a superlative low price. See the individual volumes for much more detail on each year, 1938 and 1939. The first year, 1937, is long sold out. This is absolutely the #1 way to view these pages. Never has there been better reproduction or anything close to this magnificent size, exactly what readers saw every Sunday in those hallowed days!
Item Code: PVSCP
Published at $300.00
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Publisher: Manuscript Press, 1984
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 17x22
Pages: 118pg
Color: Full Color throughout
These extra-large American Epics are also available individually for $49.95 each. The entire Fantagraphics series (Volumes 1-10) is all currently available: Volumes 1-5 are $29.99, your price $23.99 each; Volumes 6-10 are $35, your price $27.95 each. See our website for all Prince Valiant.
THE PRINCE VALIANT PAGE --By Gary Gianni. Foreword by Mike Mignola.
Our Highest Recommendation. Modern illustration master Gianni opens the vaults to his work on the legendary Prince Valiant Sunday Page, written by Mark Schultz. Gianni assumed the helm of the strip after John Cullen Murphy but far too few fans have seen his several years of pages, let alone the amazing work behind the published pages...until now. Every aspect of the new era of the strip is covered here, with a particular focus on Gianni's preliminary sketches and production methods.
Item Code: PVPH
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Publisher: Flesk, 2008
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 112pg
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EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS TARZAN OMNIBUS -- By Bruce Jones et al. Art by Thomas Yeates, Timothy Truman, Al Williamson et al.
Recommended. Collects #1-20, 1995-98. The Dark Horse contributions to the Lord of the Jungle are highlighted in this omnibus of previously uncollected stories by a plethora of talents, including special cover art by Mark Schultz and Arthur Suydam. A deadly virus threatens Jane's life, and Tarzan races against Nazis to uncover an artifact of immense power, encounters classic characters from Victorian literature, and battles Martians in the twenty-fourth century!....More.

Item Code: ERBTA01
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Publisher: Dark Horse, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 6x9
Pages: 511pg
Color: Full Color throughout

Last week we announced the Jungle Tales of Tarzan in both regular and deluxe editions. Our expected (and we thought, confirmed) reorder of the deluxe fell through, so by the time you read this the deluxe will likely be sold out. Regular hardcover: [ERBJH. $19.99, your price $16.99]

See our website for more Tarzan collections by Hal Foster, Burne Hogarth, Joe Kubert and Russ Manning.

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Art Books

 


INSIDE THE SIDESHOW STUDIO -- By Sideshow Collectibles. Introduction by Bill Stout.
Admired by collectors for its meticulous attention to detail, Sideshow Collectibles has rooted itself on a foundation of creativity, close collaboration, and boundary-pushing quality. The world of Sideshow itself, and the renaissance-like environment it fosters, is the subject of this unique photographic exploration of creativity and the spaces it inhabits.....More.

Item Code: INSIDH
Your price: $24.95
Publisher: Insight Editions, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x8
Pages: 128pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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NECRONOMICON -- Foreword by S.T. Joshi.
This unusual new book describes how fantasy art, literature and movies have been influenced by this dangerous tome--along with powerfully atmospheric paintings. Inside the Necronomicon--the Book of the Dead--horror lurks, whispering malevolently to anyone listening. Master of weird horror H.P. Lovecraft famously made cryptic references to the mysterious fictional tome, which inspired generations of authors. From fellow Arkham House writer August Derleth right up to today, HPL has influenced authors to incorporate the grimoire of magic and the undead into their own works.....More.

Item Code: NECRH
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Publisher: Flame Tree, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x9
Pages: 127pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 

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LOVECRAFT'S MONSTERS --By Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Howard Waldrop, Karl Edward Wagner, et al.
Recommended. Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. Lovecraft's most famous creations—Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and others all appear. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature, and each is accompanied by a new frontispiece illustration by John Coulthart. Edited by Ellen Datlow.
Item Code: LOVM
Your price: $16.95
Publisher: Tachyon, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 6x9
Pages: 380pg
Color: text/b&w
See our website for more Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos. And also below in warehouse finds!
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LETTERING & GRAPHIC DESIGN of F.G. COOPER -- By Leslie Cabarga.
Recommended. Fred Cooper (1883-1961) was one of America's great cartoonists and designers, and a founding member of the Society of Illustrators. In fact, he designed the lettering on the plaque at the Society's Manhattan headquarters. Lavishly illustrated with many pages in 2-color, the book displays a wide variety of Cooper's versatile work: type design, cover and title-page design, advertising pieces and more.....More.

Item Code: LETTER
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Publisher: Art Direction, 1996
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TYPE & COLOR: A Handbook on Typography in Graphic Design --By Michael Beaumont.
Warehouse find, 1987. A fun book to look at for handsome design, and a valuable guide for graphic artists. Using the right typeface can turn your design into a striking and memorable one. This book looks at the use of typography in enhancing graphic presentations, with examples from studios in the U.S. and Europe.
Item Code: TYPE
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Publisher: Phaidon, 1991
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Archives

 


DON ROSA'S LIFE AND TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK Artist's Edition Volume 1 -- By Don Rosa.
Recommended. Complete Original Art for Uncle Scrooge #285-290. Signed! Don Rosa is the universally acclaimed heir to the remarkable legacy of the "Good Duck" artist, Carl Barks. Don’s re-imagining of the early “life and times” of Scrooge McDuck captured the imagination of Barks fans who never thought they’d read about how Scrooge got to be who he is--the richest and most miserly duck ever. Includes an exclusive signed bookplate.....More.

Item Code: DRLAE01H
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Publisher: IDW, 2015
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 14x20
Pages: 160pg
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WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE and DONALD DUCK Volume 1 Son of the Sun --By Don Rosa.
Recommended. 1987-88."Great howling crashwagons!" 13 complete stories of the Richest Duck in the World, Donald and Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The first complete, chronological book of Duck adventures by contemporary fan favorite Don Rosa -- following in the footsteps of Disney legend Carl Barks with an exciting, lovingly detailed visual style all his own! And with more than 40 pages of extra features! 1st of 10 volumes. Each two will also be collected into a slipcase set, the first with a signed bookplate.
Item Code: WDU01H
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Publisher: Fantagraphics, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
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WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE and DONALD DUCK Volume 2 Return to Plain Awful --By Don Rosa.
Recommended. The Don Rosa Library Volume 2."Jumpin' jacksnipes!" Duckburg's richest tycoon is on the hunt for legendary square eggs -- and he's bringing Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie along! The second complete, chronological book of Duck adventures by fan favorite Don Rosa -- following in the footsteps of Disney legend Carl Barks! Famed for his prizewinning Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, Rosa wrote and drew two decades' worth of ripping Duck yarns.
Item Code: WDU02H
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Pages: 216pg
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The slipcased set of the two volumes above has gone out of print [WDU01HP. $49.99]. We have just three left, in case you want to snag one. We don’t know if it will be reprinted or not.
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EC ARCHIVES Tales from the Crypt Volume 1 -- By Al Feldstein and Johnny Craig. Art by Wally Wood, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen et al.
Highly Recommended. Collects The Crypt of Terror #17-19 and Tales from the Crypt #20-22, 1951-52. As any fan of comics knows, EC Comics still represent the best of golden age writing and artwork. Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to bring you the very first issues--six of them--featuring the amazing artistic talents of the creators listed above, as well as George Roussos and Harvey Kurtzman!....More.

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EC ARCHIVES Tales from the Crypt Volume 4 --By Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Reed Crandall, George Evans, et al. New Foreword by Russ Cochran.
Highly Recommended. Collects #35-40. At last, a new release in the EC Archives series started by Gemstone Publishing several years ago. The greatest EC comics are finally collected in full color hardcovers. Dark Horse Comics brings you the legendary Tales from the Crypt in all its gory glory!
Item Code: ECT04H
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EC ARCHIVES: Tales from the Crypt Volume 5 --Written by Otto Binder, Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, et al. Foreword by Bruce Campbell.
Highly Recommended. Collects #41-46, 1953-54. The original EC classics, digitally re-colored using Marie Severin’s original colors as a guide, this twisted tome features stories drawn by the unforgettable artistic talents of Jack Davis, George Evans, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, Reed Crandall, Bernie Krigstein, Bill Elder, and Joe Orlando! This completes the series, including the "low distribution" last issue, #46 (it began with issue #17).
Item Code: ECT05H
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See our website for more EC Archives.
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HOWARD THE DUCK The Complete Collection Volume 1 -- By Steve Gerber, Val Mayerik, Frank Brunner, John and Sal Buscema and Gene Colan.
Recommended. Everything ever done on this 1970s fan favorite. Howard is plucked from Duckworld and finds himself on Earth, bill to proboscis with the melancholy muck-monster Man-Thing! Stuck here on a planet of hairless apes, the furious fowl forges a future for himself in, of all places, Cleveland. And with a babe or two, natch. ....More.

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ANT-MAN GIANT-MAN Epic Collection Volume 1 -- By Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Ernie Hart. Art by Jack Kirby and Don Heck.
Highly Recommended. Tales to Astonish #27 & 35-59, 1962-64. A man of action and a man of science, Dr. Henry Pym invented an amazing shrinking serum and a cybernetic helmet, and with them he became - the Astonishing Ant-Man! Pym soon teamed with Janet Van Dyne, the winsome Wasp, and the two tiny titans went on to battle an array of mini- and maxi-sized menaces from the Scarlet Beetle to the Black Knight!....More.

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ANT-MAN Scott Lang --By David Michelinie, Bob Layton and Tom Defalco.
With art by John Byrne, George Perez and Jerry Bingham, here’s the origin and first appearances of the original Ant-Man’s successor (and the star of the new 2015 film). To save his daughter Cassie's life, Scott is forced to return to a life of crime, stealing Hank Pym's original costumed identity. But when his noble intentions win the Avengers' approval, he takes over as the all-new Ant-Man, full-time!
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COMIC BOOK CREATOR #8 Michael Allred & Bob Burden -- Edited by Jon B. Cooke.
Recommended. Double the fun with two main features--Michael (iZombie) Allred and Bob (Mystery Men) Burden--share a jam cover featuring their respective creations: Madman and Flaming Carrot hanging ten! Comprehensive interviews and art galore await as we respectively visit these two innovative and individualistic creators.....More.

Item Code: CBCR08
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Publisher: TwoMorrows, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 80pg
Color: Full Color throughout
All back issues remain available, with features on Russ Heath, Joe Kubert, Jack Kirby and others.
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Warehouse Finds

 
TOM by Daniel Torres -- Recommended. Warehouse find, 1995. Tom is an adventurous dinosaur who one day finds himself paddling into New York Harbor. The Big Apple is big, but Tom is bigger. In ways large and small (but mostly large), Tom makes his indelible mark on New York in a fun, all-ages story by this renowned French illustrator, better known for his adventure characters like Rocco Vargas.....More.

Item Code: TOMTH
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Publisher: Könemann, 1995
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x11
Pages: 60pg
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GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY FALL 1954 -- Recommended. Warehouse find. Several magazines from this publisher turned up several years ago and we offered them for some time. Here are our very last copies of this interesting magazine, the very first issue. Oversized, it features fine black & white photography accompanying sexy model shoots, including at the beach and under “The Naked Light Bulb,” a swimsuit centerspread. Photographer Earl Leaf talks about shooting screen stars, models, and Marilyn Monroe in bed. Lots of legs and cleavage, but no full nudity.....More.

Item Code: GLAMP01
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Publisher: Glamour Photography, 1954
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 10x13
Pages: 50pg
Color: black and white
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HORROR ON THE BEACH A Tale in the Cthlulhu Mythos -- By Alan Dean Foster.
Warehouse find, 1978. A Tale in the Cthlulhu Mythos. The Lovecraft Library Volume 4 presents an eerie short story from Shroud Publishers (Ken Krueger). “It reached the bottom of the steps and seemed to hesitate. Dave reminded himself that this was only a part of whatever monstrosity rested on the floor above, fishing for them. He prayed silently to the others, no daring to whisper. Don’t scream. Whatever you do, think, feel, don’t scream.....More.

Item Code: HOR
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Publisher: Valcou and Krueger, 1978
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 5x8
Pages: 50pg
Color: text/b&w
 

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FALL OF CTHULHU OMNIBUS --By Michael Alan Nelson. Illustrated by Greg Scott, Mateus Santolouco, Mark Dos Santos, et al.
A complete collection of the epic horror story based on the universe of H.P. Lovecraft, pitting some of his most famous creations against each other. When gods go to war, what must mankind do to survive? To know the answer, you will take a journey to the very limits of consciousness...and beyond. Do not miss the complete acclaimed series!
Item Code: FALLC
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J ALLEN ST JOHN An Illustrated Bibliography -- By Darrell C. Richardson.
Highly Recommended. Warehouse find, 1991. Limited, 2000. Long-needed, this was the first book on this outstanding illustrator from the early to middle years of the 20th century. He is best known for defining Tarzan, John Carter and other ERB characters on the hardcover books published from 1916 into the 1940s. His pulp magazine covers are another exciting aspect of his career.....More.

Item Code: JAS
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THE PAINTINGS OF J. ALLEN ST. JOHN: Grand Master of Fantasy --By Stephen D. Korshak and J. David Spurlock.
Highly Recommended. The long career and the iconic fantasy adventure art of St. John (1875-1957). His work brought to life the novels and pulp magazine adventures, most notably by Edgar Rice Burroughs but also of Robert E. Howard and others in the legendary pages of Weird Tales, Amazing, Fantastic, as well as book covers.
Item Code: PANTI
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Publisher: Vanguard, 2009
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 160pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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MARVEL COMICS INDEX Volume 1 #3 The Avengers, Defenders and Captain Marvel -- Warehouse find, 1977. Neal Adams Cover! Well-known fan George Olshevsky began a series of indices of Marvel comics runs, in which this was the 3rd volume. It lists full credits for every issue of The Avengers from #1 through 151, Annuals #1-5, Giant-Sized Avengers, Capt. Marvel #1-44, and Defenders #1-39 and Giant-Size #1-5. Cross index of all characters.....More.
Item Code: MARV03
Your price: $20.00
Publisher: Marvel, 1976
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 116pg
Color: black and white
We have just three complete copies of the Avengers above. We have several more that are incomplete and bargain-priced:
 

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MARVEL COMICS INDEX Volume 1 #3 The Avengers, Defenders and Captain Marvel --Neal Adams Cover, Franc Reyes backcover! Warehouse find, 1977. Missing pages 45-52 and 65-72! Note: Bumped corners and some scuffing. These copies are missing a total of 16 pages, as noted, as they were misbound with a missing set of pages. Hey, the covers are still cool!
Item Code: MARV03M
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MARVEL COMICS INDEX Volume 1 #4 Fantastic Four -- Warehouse find, 1977. Jim Steranko cover! Well-known fan George Olshevsky began a series of indices of Marvel comics runs, in which this was the 4th volume. It lists full credits for every issue of FF from #1 through 179, plus 11 Annuals, Silver Surfer #1-18 and a bit more. Includes all credits, storylines, guests, first appearances, and commentary on each issue, with a b&w picture of each cover.....More.

Item Code: MARV04
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Publisher: Marvel, 1977
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 100pg
Color: black and white
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TIMELESS TREASURE ART OF STEPHEN GJERTSON -- By Annette LeSueur.
Warehouse find, 1993. Stephen Gjertson refers to himself as a "classical realist" because of his passion for order, beauty and the great art of the past. Trained by Richard Lack during the early 1970s, Gjerston has spent 20 years creating works that reflect his love of nature and family and his deeply-held religious convictions. 73 illustrations reflect his natural and personal style.....More.

Item Code: TIMEL
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Publisher: American Society of Classical Realism, 1993
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Coming in July

 


BETTIE PAGE ACTION DOLL Statue -- 1/6 scale. Sensual, Sexy, Erotic, Uninhibited...These are just a few adjective to describe the Queen of the Pin-Ups...the one and only...Bettie Page. There are three additional Bettie Page outfits: Classic (with cone-shaped bra) ($59.99), Orange Bikini ($29.99), and Bra, Panties & Stockings ($29.99). We wanted to see the figure before we made a decision to handle these too. But we wanted you to know about them and invite your feedback. Should we stock them? Email us (purchasing@budplant.com)! This is from the same company producing the limited edition Caroline Munro Figure (still coming), and they also produced the Domino Lady, now sold out....More.

Item Code: BETPD
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Publisher: Phicen, 2015
Dimensions: 12" tall
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See our website for more Bettie Page.
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Mature Viewers

Bettie might be a bit risqué, but we decided to keep it in the main Eblast this week. Our one Mature item is a new DVD, Adventures Into the Woods [ADVW. $14.95]. It’s billed as “Glee Meets Into the Woods...Only Naked and on Acid.” It’s apparently an Alice in Wonderland spoof and might just be fun. We’re too busy getting ready for Comic-Con to be watching kinky DVDs... I expect a report forthwith.

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News and Notes

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Flying Jenny, Russell Keaton, Gladys Parker & Marc Swayze

At Comic-Con I will have a newly-found archive of Flying Jenny original art for sale, both dailies and Sundays, from 1944-46. Jenny began in 1939. As the workload of doing both a daily and Sunday page got to be too much, creator Russell Keaton took on first another writer, then Glenn Chaffin, who had previously written Tailspin Tommy in the early 1930s, before working in Hollywood as a writer.

Chaffin’s son contacted me about selling his Dad’s archives--and just this month we struck a deal. Apparently the syndicate was happily sending the originals back to Chaffin. Chaffin also had four huge binders of proofs, and some of the Jenny Sunday proofs are in full color—and simply lovely.

Publisher Denis Kitchen handled the estate of Russell Keaton some years ago, and told me just recently that Keaton had virtually no proofs. I’m pleased to say I have a partial runs now of both dailies and Sundays, as well as several years of Tailspin Tommy c.1929-31.

I’ve been considering running a color Sunday each week here in the Eblast, and/or on a special page in our new website, when that is ready. You could read Jenny’s adventures in sequence, just like newspaper readers did in the forties. But first I have to make sure I won’t run into any copyright issues. The Bell Syndicate, which “owned” Jenny, is no longer around.

So far, Kitchen’s The Aviation Art of Russell Keaton is the only way to glimpse this work. Keaton was a pilot himself and it shows in his attention to detail, and in the exciting flying sequences and realistic planes. When Keaton went into the service in mid-WWII, Gladys Parker (Mopsy) became ghost artist. Many of the originals I have are her work.

Marc Swayze you may know as the beloved co-creator of Mary Marvel and regular artist of Capt. Marvel and other 1940s and 1950s Fawcett features. He was also a long time contributor to Alter Ego magazine, reminiscing about his career and fellow artists. He passed away in late 2012.

Jenny always featured some nice pin-up style work by Keaton. When Swayze took the strip over in 1944-45, he continued this, as you can see here. Some strips were pretty daring--considering this was the 1940s. Also, Jenny was a feisty, independent lady, as a female pilot should be, and her adventures are daring and fun.

Here’s a little teaser, two daily strips that are among my favorites, ones I’m keeping for myself. They are both by Marc Swayze and from 1945. Russell Keaton passed away in 1945, at the age of just 35, while still in the service. Swayze drew Jenny, still written by Chaffin, until it ended in late 1946. Let me know if you’d like to see more Jenny here in the Eblast, and if you are interested in the original strips.

Here are links to Flying Jenny and to Marc Swayze on Wikipedia, and to several color Sunday pages.

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Jeffrey Jones: New IDYL-I’M AGE at Comic-Con

Publisher Robert Weiner (aka Donald Grant) has just published a new collection of Jeff Jones’ strange and erotic full page strips that were first published in the National Lampoon. I expect we may be the only ones at San Diego Comic-Con with copies. Hardcover is $39.95, Softcover is $24.95. We’ll get this onto the website next week or in two weeks, as soon as it arrives.

Sam Glanzman

We just got word that Glanzman will NOT be able to attend San Diego Comic-Con after all. We wish him the best and hope to see him next year. In the meantime, I should mention his Tarzan signed limited edition is still available (as is the softcover [UNTH. $29.99, your price $24.99]. He also contributes to Art in Time: Unknown Comic Adventures, below:
THE UNAUTHORIZED TARZAN Deluxe --By Joe Gill and Sam Glanzman.
Recommended. Signed & numbered, 250 by Sam Glanzman!
This signed limited edition includes a special plate with a (new?) drawing of Tarzan fighting a giant ape by Sam Glanzman, as well as his signature.
Item Code: UNTD
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ART IN TIME: Unknown Comic Adventures 1940-1980 --By Dan Nadel.
Highly Recommended. Take a trip though the back pages of comic history with this amazing collection of obscure gems! This compiles the best, rarest complete comic stories from the 1940s to the '80s for a thrilling alternate history of the comic medium. Featuring lesser-known stories by icons like H.G. Peter, Harry Lucey, Sam Glanzman, Pete Morisi, John Stanley, Jesse Marsh, Bill Everett and many others, this is a companion volume to 2009's celebrated Art Out Of Time.
Item Code: ARITH
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Luis Royo at Comic-Con

A reminder that we will have Luis Royo signing at our booth at the San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Besides his in-print books and his latest release (air freighted in to us), we also will have a wide selection of his out-of-print titles, including early printings of Malefic, Women, and his Cat-Woman Statue.

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
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Publisher: DC, 2014
Dimensions: 13" tall
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REALMS The Roleplaying Game Art Of Tony DiTerlizzi

The deluxe edition of this was in a previous Eblast before I was able to see it. Oh, my, but what a nice surprise this is. Produced by Denis Kitchen, a new IMPRINT for Dark Horse, this is a special edition that really rates the word DELUXE. It includes a signed and numbered print which itself is enclosed in its own, illustrated, HARDCOVER portfolio case. And the binding on this matches both the specially bound book, and the special slipcase. The book itself also has a signed and numbered plate, signed a second time by Tony. I’m rushing back to order more copies, this is quite the special edition and I think any fans will be VERY pleased to own one. I’ved changed my recommendation to Our Highest Recommendation.

~ Bud

 

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