Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sensuous Frazetta, Wally Wood’s Jungle Adventures, Star Trek 50 Artists, George Barris, Poison Ivy, Doctor Strange, Edmund Dulac’s Sindbad the Sailor, Batman and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Collector Supplies Sale

Also: Frank Cho’s Jungle Girl Statue, Camille Rose Garcia’s new art book, Notes from the Shadowed City, Color Your (Marvel Comics) Women of Power, Terry Moore 2016 Sketchbook, Digital Painting Techniques, and Boris & Julie’s Dreamland goes on sale!

Art & Illustrated Books  |  Graphic Novels & Archives  |  Comics Related & How-To
Now on Sale  |  2017 Calendars from Dynamite  |  Coming in September  |  Coming in October
Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index

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Our Highest Recommendation. By J. David Spurlock. Art by Frank Frazetta. Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, The Egyptian Queen, The Golden Girl: No one renders exotic women better than Frazetta. Until now, only the most ardent collectors possessed the elusive grail items Frank drew for early-1960s men's magazine and "soft-core" paperbacks interiors. Vanguard, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: SENF
Soft Cover, 8x11, 160pg, Partial Color


Variant Cover, Special Added Endpapers not in SC. Our Highest Recommendation. By J. David Spurlock. Art by Frank Frazetta. Also five complete stories all from the original art AND from the color comic appearance, including "Untamed Love." Little Annie Fanny. Sexy movie posters. Unpublished sketches. There's a LOT here! Moderate nudity. Vanguard, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: SENFH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 160pg, Partial Color


16 Bonus Pages, Variant Cover. Our Highest Recommendation. By J. David Spurlock. Art by Frank Frazetta.Vanguard, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: SENFD
Hard Cover, 8x11, 176pg, Partial Color

This will probably be #1 on our annual Bestsellers next January. Advance orders have been the strongest we've seen on any item this year, particularly on the deluxe edition. Note: We've mistakenly said the hardcover edition contains the bonus 16 pages at one point--but was in error. You only get the extra 16 pages of material in the Deluxe edition. The hardcover DOES offer you a variant cover, special endpapers, as is the case on this and Jungle Adventures below, and a permanent, high quality binding. Deluxe editions have no stated printing limitation. Vanguard occasionally goes back to press on them, but they usually are printed in relatively small quantities, i.e. 400 to 600, rarely more.

Recommended. Vanguard continues their Wood Classics series, following Wally Wood Strange World, Wally Wood Eerie Crime & Horror and Wally Wood Torrid Romance, with 176 pages of Wood jungle comics spanning from the 1950s Golden Age through the 1960s including Animan, Jim King, Sabu, and much more. Featuring Animan, Wood's very own creation for his self-published Witzend Magazine,  plus some fun obscure stuff for Gold Key and King Comics. Vanguard, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: WWJA
Soft Cover, 8x11, 160pg, Partial Color


WALLY WOOD JUNGLE ADVENTURES with Jim King & Animan Deluxe
With 16 extra pages, variant cover hardcover in slipcase. Recommended. Vanguard continues their Wood Classics series, following Wally Wood Strange World, Wally Wood Eerie Crime & Horror and Wally Wood Torrid Romance, with 176 pages of Wood jungle comics spanning from the 1950s Golden Age through the 1960s including Animan, Jim King, Sabu, and much more. Featuring Animan, Wood's very own creation for his self-published Witzend Magazine,  plus some fun obscure stuff for Gold Key and King Comics. Vanguard, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: WWJAD
Hard Cover, 8x11, 192pg, Partial Color

Also available is a hardcover of Jungle Adventures, with a variant cover. We announced it a week or two ago. [WWJAH. $39.95] For much more of Frank Frazetta's and Wally Wood's work, see our website.

Art & Illustrated Books


Oversize 10 1/2 x 15. Foreword by Nicholas Meyer. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic original Star Trek TV series, artists from all around the world, as well as famous fans, and even the late, great Leonard Nimoy, have contributed lovingly made posters, photos, sculptures, comic strips, textiles and much more to this special commemorative Star Trek art collection. Officially licensed, it celebrates moments, characters, storylines and episodes from the show in a variety of different styles. Plus the fifty unique artists featured here share their work in progress. Titan, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: ST50H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x15, 114pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99


Highly Recommended. Art by Edmund Dulac. Facsimile reproduction of the magnificent 1914 edition, complete with ornate gilt-embossed cover on decorated blue cloth! Here are the timeless stories from The Arabian Nights, faithfully retold by English author Laurence Housman and magnificently enhanced with 23 color plates by illustrator Edmund Dulac, from the Golden Age of Illustration. His popularity rivaled that of fellow illustrator Arthur Rackham. Dulac's romantic and exotic images provide the perfect accompaniment to  "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp," "The Story of the Three Calenders," and "The Sleeper Awakened." Calla, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: SINBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 272pg, Full Color
$45.00 $39.95

For more by Edmund Dulac, and more Calla illustration books, see our website.

Art by Jeffrey Alan Love. Told with an illustration on each right hand page, and brief text on the left page. A young man on a journey to research magical swords is quickly stranded in a land he does not know and a city with no name, over which looms an ominous floating citadel. He fills his notebook with drawings and observations of masked swordsmen, cities that walk, ancient gods, swords made from petrified trees and dragons that move mountains--amd a mysterious woman who captures his heart. Reminds us of Lynd Ward's woodcut novels, and also of Sergio Toppi's artworks. Flesk, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: NOTSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x9, 160pg, b&w


Recommended. By Brett Barris, Douglas Nason et al. "King of the Kustomizers" is the sobriquet given to George Barris, the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever. His contributions to American car culture include creating some of the best known cars of the 20th Century, like the original TV Batmobile and Munsters Koach, as well as made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, corporate sponsors and the private use of the rich and famous. A multimedia artist in his own right, his designs have embraced toys, model kits, mini-bikes, motor homes and motorized surfboards! Last Gasp, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: KINKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x8, 496pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00


MIRROR BLACK MIRROR Art of Camille Rose Garcia
New work chronicling the prolific and life-changing time period of 2007-2011, when Garcia fled LA and moved to a cabin in the Northern California woods. The natural world inspires her primitivist, surreal paintings--a bit like the work of Mark Ryden. Themes include disenchantment with modernity and the problems of becoming too removed from the natural world. Garcia’s layered, broken narrative paintings of wasteland fairy tales are influenced by William Burroughs’ cut-up writings and surrealist film, as well as vintage Disney and Fleischer cartoons! Last Gasp, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: MIRBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x11, 176pg, Full Color
$49.95 $44.95


MIRROR BLACK MIRROR Art of Camille Rose Garcia Deluxe
Slipcased. Limited, 500! This work is from shows in New York, Berlin, and Los Angeles, Escape to Darlingtonia (2007), The Grand Illusion (Berlin, 2008), Ambien Somnambulants (New York, 2008), The Hydra of Babylon (LA, 2009), and Snow White and the Black Lagoon (LA, 2011).Last Gasp, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: MIRBD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x11, 176pg, Full Color
Rose Garcia has also illustrated her own unique adaptations of Cinderella [CINDEH. $16.99, your price $8.99. Just six copies left], Snow White [SNOWH. $14.99, just one left], and Alice in Wonderland. [AAWH. $16.99. Just one left, out of print].

Art by Frank Cho, Olivier Coipel, Arthur Adams, Skottie Young, Jim Cheung et al. They're some of Marvel's greatest heroes, and they're waiting for you to put some color into their lives! So grab your crayons, pens or colored pencils and start work on this excellent collection of line art by some of the top Marvel talent. Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Silk, Spider-Women (both Jessica Drew and Gwen Stacy) and plenty more are present and correct -- well, apart from all the missing hues on their costumes. They're A-Force to be reckoned with, or at least they will be when you're done! Marvel, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: COLPW
Soft Cover, 7x11, 120pg

See our website for several more new coloring books, including Wonder Woman, Fathom, and Harly Quinn & the Suicide Squad.

Graphic Novels & Archives


13 stories, 1966-2013. Recommended. By Robert Kanigher, Gerry Conway, Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell et al. We're very impressed with this--outstanding artwork, wide range of stories by some of the industry’s greatest creators, including Robert Kanigher (The Flash), Gerry Conway (Justice League Of America), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Guillem March (Catwoman), P. Craig Russell (Wonder Woman), Mark Buckingham (Fables) and many more! She's gorgeous and sexy and will take your breath away with her beauty--and her poisonous toxins, giving her the touch of death! Batman's nemesis is one bad girl! DC, 20116. ...More.

Item Code: BATAPI
Soft Cover, 7x10, 312pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See our website for more Poison Ivy, statues and graphic novels.

Collects #1-11, 1993-94. By Roy Thomas, Ron Marz. Art by Andre Coates and Tom Grindberg. The Master of the Mystic Arts revives the original non-team - and this time they're more secret than ever! To save the world from the threats they'll never know existed, Doctor Strange uses magical tarot cards to select the perfect team for every mission - and he's stacked the deck with all the greatest and grittiest heroes of the nineties to draw from! Wolverine! Spider-Man! Captain America! Hulk! Scarlet Witch! Silver Surfer! Punisher! War Machine! Darkhawk! Sleepwalker! By the Vishanti, they're all here - and plenty more besides - to face down macabre menaces both demonic and otherworldly. Evildoers like Roadkill, Dreadlox and Xandu wielding the Wand of Watoomb! It's the Sorcerer Supreme and a gathering of heroes, defending the Earth - just don't tell anybody! Marvel, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: DSSD
Soft Cover, 7x10, 264pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99


DOCTOR STRANGE Volume 1 The Way of the Weird
Collects #1-5, 2015. Recommended. By Jason Aaron. Art by Chris Bachalo. Who do you call when things are coming out of your dreams and trying to kill you? Or when your daughter is cursing in Latin and walking like a spider? Or when your dog keeps screaming at you to strangle your neighbors? Doctor Strange, of course. He's the only person standing between us and the forces of darkness, but has he been paying his tab? Every act of magic has a cost and Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men) are going to put Stephen Strange through hell to even the scales. Marvel, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: DRS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 136, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99


Collects #1-6. By Jeff Parker, David Hahn, Qualano & Kesel. Two of the best-loved TV series of the 1960s collide in a pop art, thrill ride from the acclaimed writer of Batman ’66! Napoleon Solo is the man from U.N.C.L.E. Together with his partner, Soviet agent Illya Kuryakin, Solo defends the globe from the sinister agents of T.H.R.U.S.H. But when a mysterious T.H.R.U.S.H. agent engineers a mass breakout from Arkham Asylum, U.N.C.L.E comes to Gotham City, hot on the trail of Poison Ivy, Egghead and Mr. Freeze. Their main suspect in the breakout? Millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne! DC, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: BATMMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99


TERRY MOORE 2016 Sketchbook Signed
Signed! Recommended. Character studies and just fun drawings, four of Francine and Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise, a nice centerfold of Rachel from Rachel Rising--next to an open grave! Also a fun Batgirl, a double-page spread of all of Terry's characters chasing him (fully inked and finished), a nude study, Sgt. Rock, Wonder Woman, several portraits, even Wolverine and one of the X gals. And more! Terry Moore, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: TM16S
Soft Cover, 6x8, 24pg, b&w


TERRY MOORE 2015 Sketchbook Signed
New and recent pencil sketches of Francine and Katchoo from Stranger in Paradise; both girls as Batgirl, Francine as Wonder Woman, Spider-Girl, Supergirl, a film noir scene, a contemplative mermaid, SIP kids, and general lively girls--even Spidey and Gwen. Terry Moore, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: TM15S
Soft Cover, 6x8, 24pg, b&w


Comics Related & How-To


Signed! Highly Recommended. Edited by Jon B. Cooke. A new book-form compilation, with added text, artwork and comix covers, of the shorter original interview in Comic Book Creator #5 (Spr. 2014) and the CBC #5 Bonus PDF, published by TwoMorrows. Kitchen is a underground cartoonist, a legendary publisher (Kitchen Sink) of both comix and archive editions, an artist's agent for Will Eisner and Harvey Kurtzman, among others, a collector of all things Nancy, Lil' Abner and postcards, an archivist of Eisner and so much more. Denis Kitchen, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: EVEIN
Soft Cover, 8x11, 112pg, Full Color


Foreword by Ken Barthelemy. Now in its seventh year, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 7 continues the tradition of showcasing the latest digital painting artworks, along with trends and techniques from industry experts, including Reneé Chio, Matt Dixon, Devon Cady-Lee and Cris Delara. Delara is a pin-up specialist with nearly twenty years of experience in various artistic industries. Chapters explore pin-up, stylized female characters, vehicles, mythological creatures, matte painting, environments, and speed painting. 3DTotal, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: DIG07
Soft Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Full Color

Limited, 600. Recommended. By Frank Cho. The powerful beauty, created by Frank Cho, leaves her exotic island behind to take her place as one of the brand-new Women of Dynamite statues! Based on the masterful comic creator's art and sculpted by the ever-talented Jason Smith, the blonde warrior stands atop the skeletal remains of a triceratops. Due June. Dynamite, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: WODJG
12" tall, Full Color

Not yet here is the Diamond Eye Variant Jungle Girl [WODJGD. $249.99]. It is limited to 99 copies. We may be allocated, which happened on another small-run statue recently--so first come, first served on this. Next week Women of Dynamite Red Sonja will be here.

Now on Sale


Closeout Price! With ten removable art prints! Highly Recommended. By Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. "A carefully curated selection of previously uncollected images." Personal commentary accompanies most works. Then a chapter explores working with models, with paintings of their favorites to work with. "Ask the Artists" offers hints and tips, and the final chapter talks about their collaborations, "Working Together." Harper, 2014. ...More.

Item Code: BVJBDH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
$35.00 $15.95

For more Boris and Julie, see our website.

2017 Calendars from Dynamite


DEJAH THORIS 2017 Calendar
Recommended. By Nen, Tula Lotay, Jay Anacleto et al. For over one hundred years, Edgar Rice Burroughs' beloved creation, Dejah Thoris, has captured the imagination of science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts... and she'll continue to do so in 2017 with fine artwork from the several recent Dynamite series. Includes work by one of our favorite artists, Jay Anacleto. Dynamite spares no expense getting first class covers, and the Dejah Thoris covers are among the best depictions we've seen. Dynamite, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: DJ17
12x12, 24pg, Full Color


RED SONJA 2017 Calendar
Recommended. By Frank Cho, Joe Jusko, Greg Land, Jim Lee, Joseph Michael Linsner et al. Even during the winter months, Red Sonja is no ice queen... she's a She-Devil! A top-drawer selection of paintings, courtesy of the artistic talent of Esteban Maroto, Alex Ross, Marc Silvestri, Frank Thorne, Michael Turner, and Mel the artists mentioned above! Fiery in spirit, skilled in combat, lusty and bawdy in her revelry, the crimson-tressed heroine looks gorgeous and grand throughout every month of the 2017 wall calendar.We rather like the variety of images here by talented artists, each with their own unique take on Sonja. Dynamite, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: REDS17
12x12, 24pg, Full Color


VAMPIRELLA The Classic Warren Era 2017 Calendar
Recommended. By Frank Frazetta, Jose Gonzalez, Enrich, Sanjulian, Jordi Penalva. Classic artwork from the Warren era, all painted images of Vampi in sexy poses or in battle with monsters, aliens, vampires and other dark forces. We like the variety here, with contributions from Warren's best talent, including the prolific Spanish artists like Moroto, whose work challenged the status quoe with superlative rendering and a new perspective on this mistress of the dark arts. The most iconic imagery from Vampirella Magazine. Dynamite, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: VAMP17
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

See all the available 2017 calendars. New ones are coming in regularly.

Coming in September

By Stan Lee, Steve Ditko. Art by Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby. The Stan Lee/John Romita era starts here! Lee and Romita transformed the web-slinger into Marvel's top title with stories that raised your spirits, tore at your heartstrings and kept you on the edge of your seat. From the revelation of the Green Goblin's secret identity to the unforgettable entrance of Mary Jane Watson, these classics define Spidey to this day - with star-studded debuts including the Kingpin, the Rhino and Captain Stacy; Spidey's disastrous first tryout with the Avengers; the iconic "Spider-Man No More!" issue; the true story of Peter Parker's parents; and an epic battle against the Green Goblin! Marvel, 2016. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: AM02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 992pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Coming in October

Highly Recommended. By Steve Ditko. The complete Lee/Ditko run, Strange Tales #110-111, 114-146 & Spider-Man Annual #2. Dr. Stephen Strange was a world-renowned surgeon until a car accident crippled his hands. Broken and destitute, he journeyed to Tibet in search of a legendary healer--the venerable Ancient One--and the path to the mystic arts! From Doctor Strange's eerie house on a Greenwich Village corner, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko unleashed new dimensions and otherworldly terrors -- stories that remain as influential today as they were on 1960s counter-culture. Marvel. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: DRS01HV
Hard Cover, 456pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

BEAUTIES BEASTS Hardcover Signed
Recommended. By Olivia De Berardinis and Jordu Schell. Lovely Ladies and Menacing Monsters from pin-up legend Olivia De Berardinis and creature creator Jordu Schell. Foreword by Elvira. A unique blending of the beautiful and the dark and sinister, in a new collection from the mistress of pin-up art and a renowned monster/creature artist. This should be fun! Baby Tattoo. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: BEABEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 104pg, Full Color

Signed! By Olivia De Berardinis and Jordu Schell. Lovely Ladies and Menacing Monsters from pin-up legend Olivia De Berardinis and creature creator Jordu Schell. Foreword by Elvira. A unique blending of the beautiful and the dark and sinister, in a new collection from the mistress of pin-up art and a renowned monster/creature artist. This should be fun! Baby Tattoo. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: BEABE
Soft Cover, 104pg, Full Color


Mature Readers

Two new DVDs this week. First re-releasing The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio from 1971. Directed by Corey Allen. Screenplay by Chris Warfield. Instead of Gepetto, the old-man woodcarver, we have Geppeta (Monica Gayle), an apparently frustrated and nubile young virgin. Geppeta carves Pinocchio (Alex Roman) for herself as a gorgeous young hunk...

And second up is Curious Obsessions from 2006. A sexy supernatural film from cult erotica director John Bacchus (Play-mate of the Apes, Gladiator Eroticvs) showcases the seductive beauty and sensuality of Bethany Lott (SpiderBabe) and Jackie Stevens (Lust in Space). When an old 16mm film projector shows up at their doorstep, roommates Beth and Jackie aren't quite sure what to make of it. Soon Beth and Jackie become sexually possessed by the flickering images, which have an aphrodisiac effect upon the luscious and suddenly very curious pair.

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News and Notes

Planet Comics Sale
Currently we still have Volumes 1-11 on sale at $19.95 each, but Volume 6 is lowest in stock with just 12 copies left. Volumes 12-14 complete the entire reprinting of the legendary series, and these remain at full price. We don’t know if they will ever be put on sale at this time—we don’t get any advance notice of these things!
Overstreet Price Guides 2016-17
The limited edition Sgt. Rock is sold out in hardcover; we have four softcovers left, then it’s gone [CB46SR]. The Big Big version is also already out of print, we have just two left [BIG46]. Both HC and SC of the Harley Quinn cover remain available.`

Collector’s Supplies Sale
We’ve long offered a wide variety of these, but while many sell great, a few do not. I am closing out, with reduced prices. Act now—these will be on sale in the next catalog, which goes to the printer
September 12.

Econo-Fold Book Covers – all sizes, in packs of 10.
Don’t worry, we’ll still have all the Fold-On Archival Dust Jacket Covers, those are all steady sellers.

Tabloid Art/Print Plastic Bags (pack of 100) – TABL. $24.95, your price $14.95

Print and Poster Plastic Bags (Pack of 100) – PRPO. $24.95, your price $21.95

Standard Magazine Mylar Sleeves (pack of 50) – MYLTHICK. $47.95, your price $28.95

Playboy Mylar Sleeves (pack of 10) – MYLPM. $25.00, your price $15.00

Magazine/Life (pack of 10) – MYLLG. $35.00, your price $21.95

Extra Thick Magazine/Sheet Music Backing Boards (pack of 100) – XTHICKB. $24.00, your price $14.95

Large Magazine Backing Boards (pack of 100) – LGMAGB. $31.95, your prie $19.95

Tabloid Backing Boards ( 12x18 ¼, pack of 25) - TABLB $42.50, your price $27.50

We’ll be exhibiting at these upcoming shows:
Sacramento Book Fair, September 10. Sorry for the late notice. This is a nice little fair, twice annually. The next one will be in March, 2017. There should be a date on his website soon. Admission is $6.

Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair,, October 1-2

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, October 8-9

O.A.F. Con – Oklahoma Alliance of Fans Comic Book Show, October 22-23

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, October 28-30



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