For the first round of new items from Comic-Con, we’ve chosen the very best sketchbooks from the show. And several art books from Vanguard, back in stock, including the long sold out deluxe Roy Krenkel. Keep watching New Arrivals for new titles as we get them onto the website each day. Also look to our Closeouts listings, I’ve just reduced prices on literally hundreds of items for TWO upcoming Special Clearance Sales--you can get the jump on the August Sale right now.
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|MANDY GO ROUND Signed
Signed. Our Highest Recommendation. By Dean Yeagle. Mandy herself narrates the story of Dean Yeagle's commission to paint Mandy riding twelve carousel animals! From first pencil sketch to the finished works, here's a tongue-in-cheek story as she introduces herself, disrobes, poses in various positions, is introduced to a variety of potential animals who could be carousel themes...leave it to Dean to create a wonderful storyline, while exposing the lovely Mandy as the beautiful, voluptuous innocent that she is. The finished carousel scenes are in full glorious color. Abundant nudity. 2016. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: MANGRS
Soft Cover, 8x11, 48pg, Partial Color
|MANDY'S BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY SUIT Signed
Highly Recommended. By Dean Yeagle. Rather than a new annual sketchbook, Dean has created a delightful story of our voluptuous and generally naked Mandy searching for just the right "birthday" suit. It's funny of course, as this veteran Playboy cartoonist has lost none of his skills, and it's gorgeously drawn, with the innocent yet desirable Mandy teasing us with one sexy pose after another. Caged Beagle, 2015. Mature Readers.
Item Code: MANBS
Soft Cover, 8x11, 48pg, Partial Color
|MELANGE By Dean Yeagle Signed
Signed bookplate. Highly Recommended. By Dean Yeagle . Acclaimed Disney and Playboy artist Yeagle has collected his favorite illustrations for this beautiful collection of his work, now augmented with 32 additional pages of images. Those of you familiar with Dean's work from Scribblings # 1-3 and One Mandy Morning will know Yeagle is a master of lithe anatomy and comic timing. Laugh and enjoy with this great collection of Yeagle art and humor, now with an appreciation written by comic historian Craig Yoe. Text in French and English. Akileos, 2011. Mature Readers.
Item Code: MELAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x12, 160pg, Partial Color
|We keep in stock all of Dean Yeagle's Mandy collections and the Scribblings collections. See them all on our website. All the Scribblings are signed!|
|BOMBSHELLS TWO A Terry Dodson Sketchbook Signed
Signed. Highly Recommended. A collection of Terry Dodson's art straight out of his personal sketchbooks. Collecting his previously published Bombshells Sketchbooks #4-7 plus all new material and a step-by-step of how Dodson created the wrap-around cover for this new edition. From Wonder Woman to Muse to The Red One, his work (with partner Rachael) is so much fun, full of life and full of lovely ladies. We continue to be big fans. Nice little hardcover from Flesk, done just in time for 2016's Comic-Con. Flesk, 2016....More.
Item Code: BOM02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 48pg, Partial Color
Signed bookplate by Dodson. Our Highest Recommendation. By Terry Dodson and Denis-Pierre Filippi. Terry Dodson is already a master of the female figure, as evidenced particularly in his fine Bombshells sketchbooks. Here he's taken that eroticism a big step farther, creating a voluptuous, gorgeous heroine in a full graphic story, in the finest tradition of Dean Yeagle's Mandy, Serpieri's Druuna, John Willie's Sweet Gwendoline, Little Annie Fanny and other classics of erotic graphic stories. This is none of those, but it deserves to be in the same class: gorgeous artwork, dramatic storytelling and yet a wonderful vehicle for drawing a tall, long-legged, stunning woman either naked or in various states of undress throughout the story. Humanoids, 2013. Mature Readers.
Item Code: MH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 108pg, Full Color
|RED ONE WELCOME TO AMERICA Signed
Signed bookplate by Dodson! Collects Red One #1-2. Highly Recommended. By Xavier Dorison. Art by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson. We always enjoy Terry Dodson's work--here is a wonderful new hardcover album collecting two cool spy stories starring a beautiful heroine. What happens when America's Greatest Hero...is actually a Russian Spy? Contains bonus material in an oversized European-style hardcover. Image, 2015.
Item Code: REOWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 80pg, Full Color
|MASQUERADE A Terry Dodson Signed Sketchbook
Signed. Highly Recommended. By Terry Dodson. Terry Dodson debuted this latest sketchbook collection at San Diego Comic-Con in July, 2014. This features an assortment of material including pencil sketches, ink and marker preliminaries, convention sketches, character designs and a show print drawing with the process shown in a step-by-step format. Plus finished specialty pieces for a Rose City Comic Con and a Gaslamp Quarter event in San Diego. Flesk, 2014.
Item Code: MASQS
Soft Cover, 5x8, 16pg, Full Color
|Also catch up on Terry's fine graphic novel artwork for Harley Quinn 1-3, Princess Leia, and his blank sketchbook from Flesk. See all on our website.|
|ARTHUR ADAMS XIV 2016 Sketchbook Signed
Highly Recommended. By Arthur Adams. Each new sketchbook from Art is a special occasion for me. His detail, superbly delineated down to the nth degree--his girls, fun sexy ladies--his heroes, always uniquely his own creations. This time we have Guardians artwork, model sheets for characters Venev, Slodd and Glonth; The White Queen, Zatanna, Man-Thing, pencil pages from Ultimate X, Fantastic Four 100th Anniversary and Deadpool; Gen X, Battle of the Atom, The Ape, Wonder Woman Annual, Web of Spider-Man, Ragnarok... Arthur Adams, 2016. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: AA16S.
Soft Cover, 8x11, 50pg, b&w
|ARTHUR ADAMS XIII 2015 Sketchbook Signed
Almost Gone! Highly Recommended. I love Art's work. His detail is astonishing, and there's lots here. Along with some pencilled page roughs, you get LOTS of fully inked full pages of art with sometimes dozens of characters, even hundreds on one amazing piece. Work from The Fearless, Secret Avengers, X-Men: Battle of the Atom, Uncanny Avengers Annual, Capt. American Annual, Deadpool, Booster Gold cover ideas, and several very cool beautiful ladies-and-monster themes. Arthur Adams, 2015. Out of Print. Mature Readers.
Item Code: AA15S
Soft Cover, 8x11, 60pg, b&w
|Arthur's 2014 and 2015 sketchbooks are both out of print--we still have a very few left. Still at the publication price of $30.|
|KENT WILLIAMS VIA LACTEA Signed
His drawings and paintings of the artist Soey Milk. Signed and limited, 1470. Recommended. A beautifully painted, oversized collection of increasingly erotic images of William's "muse," artist Soey Milk. A diminutive but well shaped Asian model, here she poses for gentle portraits, complex illustrative tableaux, and ultimately highly erotic nudes, even with other girls and hints of bondage and domination/submission. Williams is already stretching his talent, capturing her in a variety of media and poses. It's one of the most arresting and fascinating collections of his art we've seen. ASFA, 2016. Adult Material...More.
Item Code: VIALH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x13, 64pg, Full Color
|DAWN 2016 Sketchbook Signed
Signed. Highly Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Linsner proves himself once again a master of the female form, still at the top of the good-girl illustrators. From delicious full nudes of Dawn, Dejah Thoris and others, to his patented skin-tight outfits that might as well be nude... Here too is new work including Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Harley Quinn, more with Dawn, The Sandman's Death, Princess Leia and more, including a centerfold with four favorite girls. All look to be from 2015 and 2016, including the wrap-around cover. Linsner, 2016. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: DAW16S
Soft Cover, 5x8, 424pg, Full Color
|DAWN & VAMPIRELLA
Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Collects Dawn/Vampirella #1-5 and 15 pages of extra art & features, all by Joseph Michael Linsner, the celebrated creator of Dawn. He writes and illustrates the first-ever crossover event for his pin-up goddess, teaming her with -- and pitting her against -- horror icon Vampirella! When the silver-tongued demon Masodik kidnaps these beautiful, powerful women, he demands that the two engage in a catfight. But the ladies suggest combat in a more sophisticated way: a storytelling contest! Plus new introduction by Linsner. Dynamite, 2015..
Item Code: DAWVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
|Still available are the Dawn 2014 and 2015 Convention Sketchbooks, $20 each. See our website for other Dawn and Linsner books and statues, the latter on sale.|
|AARON LOPRESTI SKETCHES 2016 Signed
Signed & numbered, 300. Highly Recommended. Full color, finished hero and heroine portraits, which look like they were especially done for this edition: The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Cat Woman, Two-Face, The Riddler, Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, Darkseid, The Bizarro Superman, and some lovely ladies even I don't recognize. All those villains! This is fun and very, very nicely done. Cold Crocodile, 2016....More.
Item Code: AAR16S
Soft Cover, 5x8, 20pg, Full Color
|Still available are his 2013 and 2014 sketchbooks, $15 each.|
|SIMONE BIANCHI 2016 Sketchbook Signed
Signed, numbered, limited, 700. Highly Recommended. Superlative full-blown paintings, mostly done for private commissions: Batman on Gargoyle, The Silver Surfer (a double page centerfold), a powerful Conan, Dr, Doom. Plus covers and highly detailed pencils from Amazing Spider-Man #1-5, Thor #3, the cover to Panini Comics' Simone Bianchi Collection and also Panini's Star Wars Comics, special pieces from the Danese/Corey Gallery exhibition (JLA, Storm, Wolverine, Wonder Woman and Batman). Stunningly beautiful work, powerful, beautifully colored. Bianchi, 2016. Out of Print...More.
Item Code: SIM16S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 36pg, Partial Color
|BRETT BRADLEY BEAN SKETCHES Signed
Signed. Characters! Creatures! That's what Brett's work is all about. Fantastic and strange beasts, diminutive and reluctant heroes, always with a twist of humor. Gris Grimly fans will like this, it's up some of the same alleys of macabre, strange characters. There's even some sci-fi here, from the author of Spaced Out. Drawn to it Studios, 2016. Out of Print....More.
Item Code: BB16S
Soft Cover, 7x7, 100pg, b&w
|NEAL ADAMS 2016 Sketchbook Signed
Signed. Recommended. Full page commission pieces: Batman, Harley Quinn, The Shadow, The Vision & The Scarlet Witch, Aquaman, Green Lantern, even Bruce Springsteen and other unusual specialty pieces, some highly detailed. An inside look at the never-seen drawings that Neal does as special requests from fans at shows. If this is last year's book, it has a very small print run. Neal Adams, 2016....More.
Item Code: NEA16D
Soft Cover, 8x11, 32pg, b&w
|NEAL ADAMS 2015 Sketchbook Signed
Almost Gone! Signed. Recommended. This leads off with a wonderful cover of Tarzan battling a mounted knight. Inside are pencils and finished inked drawings of Spawn, Vampirella, Green Arrow, Batman, The Joker, characters from Game of Thrones, The Vision and Scarlet Witch, Deadman, Spectre, Predator vs. Tarzan, The Spirit, Thor vs. Hercules, etc. Most of these are from commissioned drawings. Neal Adams, 2015.
Item Code: NEA15D
Soft Cover, 8x11, 32pg, b&w
|WILLIAM STOUT FANTASTIC WOMEN 2 Signed
Signed, numbered, limited, 700. Highly Recommended. The drawings in this second collection of Bill's fantasy females were created between 2001 to 2016. The book includes Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoomian (and other) princesses, mermaids, fairies, barbarian warrior queens, monster women, witches, interplanetary gals and more--quite a few topless or nude! The first collection in this series is already sold out, though it only came out in 2015. Don't miss this. 73 drawings. Terra Nova, 2016. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: WSFW02D
Soft Cover, 8x11, 70pg, b&w
|WILLIAM STOUT TRIBUTE TO WILLIS O'BRIEN Signed
Signed, numbered, limited, 950. Recommended. By William Stout. At 80 packed pages, this is Bill’s biggest, fattest collection of sketches yet! A true labor of love on his part, this entire long-awaited book is devoted to honoring stop motion animation master Willis O’Brien, best known as the man who created and animated the creatures for Bill’s favorite movie: the 1933 King Kong. Terra Nova, 2016....More.
Item Code: WSTWO
Soft Cover, 8x11, 80pg, b&w
|Bill apparently didn't do a new sketchbook in his regular series this year--but we'll check on this and make sure. In the meantime, we keep all of his previous collections in stock, each one signed and numbered, usually from just 950 copies. See our websit|
|BILL sin-KEV-itch 2016 Sketchbook Signed
Signed with Drawing! Very limited. Recommended. Bill was out of his new sketchbook at the end of Comic-Con, but we scored just eight copies with an added drawing/sketch on the back cover of each. We hope to get more of the regular edition but no guarantees, these are very tough to get and keep in stock. Wonderful new pieces with The Shadow, Mohammed Ali. Bruce Lee, Bernie (!), Charlie Chaplin, Elektra, The Joker, The TMNT team--and what appears to be several personal works Bill did for his own enjoyment. Bill Sienkiewicz, 2016. Out of Print....More.
Item Code: BS16S.
Soft Cover, 8x11, 32pg, Partial Color
|We have very small quantities of some of Bill's previous sketchbooks on our site.|
|THE ART OF DAXIONG COLLECTION Signed
Comic Illustration Character Design. Signed with Remarque. Highly Recommended. My favorite art book from the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con is back, inspired by our using his new work from Monsters & Dames 2016 on the cover of our Summer 2016 catalog. This is a full color and very impressive 140-page art book of comic illustration and character design. The work is gorgeous, particularly his beautiful Asian ladies. His designs incorporate beautiful ladies with everything from skeletons to dragons and animals. I love his depictions of the elements and the Zodiac. Each of our copies are signed with a nicely detailed large original ink drawing! Flag Studios, 2012....More.
Item Code: ARTDAXH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 138pg, Full Color
|Daxiong's wonderful fantasy piece from Monsters & Dames 2016 is on the cover of our latest catalog. It was fortuitous that he was at Comic-Con with his art book that we first stocked four years ago, so he drew a piece for every one and we brought more copies in.|
|RGK The Art of Roy G Krenkel
Back in Stock. Our Highest Recommendation. Commentary by Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta. Initially working in comic books in the 1950s, including work for EC's sci-fi titles with Williamson and Frazetta, Roy Krenkel soon moved into digest and book illustration, and finally fine art and book covers. Commissioned to draw the covers for the Ace Burroughs paperbacks, he couldn't keep up and brought friend Frank Frazetta in to help--and thereby began Frank's cover career! Seemingly never on the A-list, he nonetheless produced some exquisite work and it's nicely featured here, with superb reproduction. Vanguard, 2005....More.
Item Code: RGK
Soft Cover, 9x11, 136pg, Partial Color
|RGK The Art of Roy G Krenkel Ultra Deluxe
Limited, 120! Leather bound with tipped-in original drawing. Highly Recommended. Commentary by Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta. Publisher file copy. Publisher Vanguard discovered a few left of this special deluxe edition, long sold out. This also includes the extra 16-page portfolio section, with b&w and full color pieces not in the trade edition.Tipped-in is a small original black & white pen drawing by Krenkel, each one different. Slipcase, 100% leather binding, special variant color jacket, gold page edges. Vanguard, 2005....More.
Item Code: RGKSD
Hard Cover, 9x11, 152pg, Partial Color
|See EC Fan-Addict #2 and 3 for more on Krenkel and many drawings of his. See our website for more Krenkel.|
|SPIES VIXENS AND MASTERS OF KUNG FU The Art of Paul Gulacy
Published 2005. Back in Stock. Recommended. Compiled by Michael Kronenberg and J. David Spurlock. Star Wars, Batman, 007, The Terminator, Master of Kung Fu, Catwoman-Paul Gulacy has built his reputation on mega-titles. 140 of his incredible drawings and paintings--some never before published. His first-ever monograph--an artist whose innovative and surreal designs made director Quentin Tarentino call Master of Kung Fu..."hands down my favourite comic book."Vanguard, Originally 2005.....More.
Item Code: SPIE
Soft Cover, 9x11, 128pg, Partial Color
|FATHOM COLORING BOOK #1
By J. Scott Campbell, Michael Turner et al. Now fans can bring the amazing pencils of Michael Turne. and Fatho. to life with this all-new Aspen Comics oversized coloring book featuring the legendary creator's classic Michael Turner's Fathom: Volume One artwork! Featuring Turner's brilliant line work presented as never before, this must-have for any Aspen Comics fan allows everyone to participate in coloring the world of Fathom however they see fit! A perfect addition to the new Aspen Universe collection! Aspen, 2016....More.
Item Code: FACB
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, b&w
|COLORING DC HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD
Now you can color DC Comics and characters from Summer 2016's hottest film in this new adult coloring book, Coloring DC: Harley Quinn & The Suicide Squad! DC Comics presents classic adventures in a whole new way: in black and white, on heavy stock suitable for coloring, featuring covers and pin-ups of Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad! DC, 2016....More.
Item Code: CDHQ
Soft Cover, 8x12, 94pg, b&w
|See our website for all the current coloring books.|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Ultimate Newspaper Comics Collection 1981-82 Volume 3
More than 700 strips. By Stan Lee. Art by Fred Kida and Larry Leiber. New artists offer a new look, but the wall-crawling adventure is as fun as ever! Doctor Octopus and Aunt May a couple? Not if Peter Parker can help it! Mary Jane’s stage debut may be spoiled by...The Assassin! As the campaign for president heats up, millionaire Thurston Thruwell shows us where creatures roam, while Spidey invades Latveria just in time for Dr. Doom and his captured spaceship to show the world where monsters dwell! And that’s just to start! IDW, 2016....More.
Item Code: ASU03H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 312pg, Partial Color
|The first two volumes are also on hand at the same discount price.|
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SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2016
For my own collection, I found LOTS of Golden Age comics—best up, Amazing Mystery #24, last issue, with Wolverton Space Patrol, 2 panels were cut out of another lesser story. Just happy to find it. A rare one from Centaur. Also some wonderful nice condition Freelance Robin Hood and Grand Slam/3 Aces, the full color Canadian issues from the last of the WECA period. I hope someone will reprint these one of these days. A nice early Detective Comics #111, a Superbly #2, a rare Cyclone #5 (1940) from the tiny, short-lived publisher Bilbara—with art by Catman’s Charles Quinlain.
I also found a fun Flash Gordon giveaway package from Sylvania in 1952, with Murphy Anderson artwork on the envelope. It’s still sealed, with a mess of color cardboard goodies inside, such as a ray gun and cap. But I’ll have to steam it open to get a look. We found several images on line, so I had some idea of what’s inside!
And I’m hot after Silver Age DC westerns like All-American Western and Western Comics, with work by Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino and Alex Toth. Also pre-code and Silver age Atlas/Marvel westerns like Rawhide Kid, Gunsmoke Western, Wyatt Earp, Kid Colt, and Two-Gun Kid. Found a good batch of these, I’m trying to snag them before prices jump up like they have already on horror and sic-fi Atlas titles. Nice John Severin covers, Jack Kirby, Joe Maneely, even Russ Heath and Syd Shores to be found in these.
I’m going to post a bunch of my favorite new comics to Facebook in case you want a peek, along with some comments. I can’t escape the collector in me that wants to share...
Found some out of print IDW Artist’s Editions that I’ll list shortly. Even a copy of Stan Lee’s Secrets Behind the Comics that always sells for us (I ordered mine from a local bookstore in San Jose back around 1966, I think I paid $1.50 or something for it). Oh, and Paul Levitz has an article on the origins of the Direct Market in the new Overstreet Price Guide. He mentions the shop I co-founded in 1968, Seven Sons Comic Shop, as well as Comics and Comix (1972) and my working with (my mentor and good friend) Phil Seuling in the early days of the Direct Market. Overstreet really does pack in the special features in these, including more 75-year features, such as one on Plastic Man (a favorite of mine).
I really, really enjoyed the new Legend of Tarzan film—I just saw it last week. It is co-produced by Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson. It may be my favorite Tarzan movie ever—really. It is so true to the original ERB characters, and totally respectful of the African natives, including Tarzan’s friends the Waziri tribe, and to Jane, who is a feisty, smart, fast-thinking heroine who is no shrinking violet... Even the animals are treated with great respect and dignity. Anthony Tollin (Sanctum) and my other ERB friends have all said nothing but good things about it.
The beautiful actress who plays Jane, Margot Robbie, is also playing Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Boy is she a different character there. She’d even put on weight to play Jane, since no Victorian-era woman would look like the buffed out, slender little Harley that she portrays in this latest film. If your Harley interest is piqued, check out our Harley statues and graphic novels.
ACG Collected: Out of the Night Slipcased Volume 1 and 3
Harvey Horrors Chamber of Chills Slipcased Volume 2 and regular Volume 2, also Slipcased Volume 3 and regular volume 3.
Pre-Code Classics: Strange Worlds Volume 1 [STW01H. $48 – this has not been put on sale by the publisher. Only five left]
The oversized, Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim is selling out. We have just four of Vol 1 [DEF01H.
Vampirella Archives – we still have slightly hurt copies of volumes 5, 6 and 12 at half cover price. [VAM05HR, etc. $49.95, your price $24.95]. Must call to order.
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