Drawing from History: The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania is even better than expected—It now gets my Highest Recommendation. Advance orders were very strong. We have only 20 copies of the Deluxe Storms at Sea by Mark Schultz--this listing alone will most likely sell those out.
Mike Ploog is back with an all new all-ages picture book, Goliath, also available signed. Also new this week: Women of Marvel Treasury Edition, Star Trek Comics UK Vol 2, and a new issue of Comics Revue. And a racy new Dian Hanson collection!
Happy New Year from all of us here. Thank you very sincerely for your support all this year, from all of us here: LaDonna, Harry, Laurie, Alberta, Diane, Todd, Patty, Carolyn, Anne and Bud.
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|DRAWING FROM HISTORY The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania
Limited, 1000! Our Highest Recommendation. By Lucinda Gosling. Foreword by James Gurney. This is the ultimate art book featuring one of the most talented and respected illustrators of the 20th century, but still little known outside a small group of fans. Enjoy his meticulously accurate historical drawings and paintings of antiquity, the Roman era, British history and English Kings and Queens, his book illustrations for Kipling stories, Edgar Rice Burroughs, When Worlds Collide and a major selection of his historic World War One illustrations. Tasteful nudity. Book Palace, 2016...More.
Item Code: DRFMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 340pg, Partial Color
|DRAWING FROM HISTORY The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania Slipcased Signed
Almost Gone! Signed & limited, 100! (60 available to public.) Our Highest Recommendation. By Lucinda Gosling. Foreword by James Gurney. This is the ultimate art book featuring one of the most talented and respected illustrators of the 20th century, but still little known to all but a small group of fans. This is the first book dedicated to showcasing Matania's incredible work. This Ultra edition is SIGNED by the author, Lucinda Gosling, SLIPCASED with gold blocked pages, comes with an additional tipped-in plate and two Matania prints not available elsewhere. Tasteful nudity. Book Palace, 2016. Out of Print....More.
Item Code: DRFMD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 342pg, Partial Color
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|ART OF FORTUNINO MATANIA Catalogue
Limited! Our Highest Recommendation. This 96 page book features over 250 illustrations of original art and prints. The art presented here was used in preparation of the giant art book Drawing from History: The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania. Due to space considerations, some 125 illustrations in this catalogue were omitted from the art book. In the 1930s Matania's historical adventures were a regular feature in Britannia and Eve, many with delightful nudes and amazingly realistic details--stories of kings and queens, conquerors, adventurers, famous women of history, etc. Book Palace, 2016...More.
Item Code: ARFM
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Partial Color
|STORMS AT SEA Deluxe Signed
Signed & numbered, 500! By Mark Schultz. This hardbound deluxe edition is limited to 500 copies. It is slightly larger size, 14x11, with a cloth spine and decorated covers with an onlaid color plate with embossed titles. Special "weathered" slipcase. Numbered and signed. This is the heavily illustrated novella that explores the border between what we want to believe is true and the reality that we'd prefer to keep concealed. From a crime-fiction framework, it opens up into a breathtaking journey through cryptic history, cautionary science-fiction and a speculative vision of the deep future. Flesk, 2016...More.
Item Code: STOSED
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x11, 80pg, b&w
STORMS AT SEA
Our Highest Recommendation. By Mark Schultz. This is Mark's new, heavily illustrated novella--yes, a science fiction adventure--that explores the border between what we want to believe is true and the reality that we'd prefer to keep concealed. From a crime-fiction framework, it opens up into a breathtaking journey through cryptic history, cautionary science-fiction and a speculative vision of the deep future! Flesk, 2015...More.
Item Code: STOSE
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 80pg, Text/b&w
See our website for much more from Mark Schultz. We have been allowed just 20 copies of this deluxe edition, so I'm afraid it will not last very long.
|HEROES OF POWER The Women of Marvel
Collects various #1's and #0's of these characters Recommended. By Chris Hastings, Mark Waid, Jason Latour et al. Art by Danilo Beyruth, Gurihiru, Alan Davis et al. Five of Marvel's latest and greatest super sensations take to the oversized Treasury edition in larger than life adventures! Carol Danvers embraces a stellar legacy as Captain Marvel, Earth's Mightiest Hero! She's an inspiration to young Kamala Khan, on her own path to becoming Ms. Marvel--big boots to fill, but Kamala is an Inhuman shape-shifter! You won't believe Gwenpool; she was a comic book reader just like you...until she woke up in the Marvel Universe! Plus, an all-new Wasp takes flight--but will she be friend or foe to the Avengers? Marvel, 2016...More.
Item Code: HERPW
Soft Cover, 10x13, 120pg, Full Color
SPIDEY MARVEL Volume 1 Treasury Edition
Closeout Price! Collects Spidey #1-3 and Spider-Man #1-2. Recommended. By Robbie Thompson and Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Nick Bradshaw and Sarah Pichelli. Think you know everything about Peter Parker? Think again! Expect action, adventure and hilarity in equal measure as we head back to high school to explore Pete's early days! The recent retro stories combine modern talent with the classic Marvel flavor to present the web-slinging wonder's younger years in spectacular style, now printed in a huge 10"x13" edition just like those old Marvel Treasury series. Two contrasting styles, one more Ditko/Romita, one modern and more in series with a wanna-be kid Spider-Man! Marvel, 2016...More.
Item Code: SPMTE01
Soft Cover, 10x13, 112pg, Full Color
The Women of Marvel 2017 Calendar is also still available. [WOM17. $14.99]
|STAR TREK CLASSIC UK COMICS Volume 2 1970-1972
By Angus Allan et al. Art by Harry Lindfield, Mike Noble, Ron Turner et al. Published in the U.S. for the first time! In 1969, six months before the Star Trek TV series premiered in England, British comics readers were introduced to the characters in an original comic-book series. The stories were serialized, generally 2 to 3 pages at a time, in 257 weekly magazines spanning five years and 37 storylines. Handsome painted artwork in the style of Frank Bellamy. 17 complete adventures. Star Trek fans will quickly note that the comics were not written with strict adherence to Star Trek's core concepts! IDW, 2016...More.
Item Code: STC02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 244pg, Partial Color
STAR TREK CLASSIC UK COMICS Volume 1 1969-1970
By Angus Allan et al. Art by Harry Lindfield, Mike Noble, Ron Turner et al. Published in the U.S. for the first time! In 1969, six months before the Star Trek TV series premiered in England, British comics readers were introduced to the characters in an original comic-book series. The stories were serialized, generally 2 to 3 pages at a time, in 257 weekly magazines spanning five years and 37 storylines. Handsome painted artwork in the style of Frank Bellamy. 17 complete adventures. IDW, 2016...More.
Item Code: STC01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 244pg, Partial Color
By Michael Friedlander. Art by Michael Ploog. Goliath is an oversized, 88-page richly-painted storybook for all ages. It follows the adventures of a small prehistoric family, the Ty clan. They live in very difficult times and face incredible dangers every day. Now they must embark upon an epic journey to discover a new land. Their strength and determination comes from their belief in magnificent stories, passed down through the generations, that speak of giant Guardians that protect and watch over them. Is that Goliath, the ape-creature? Fully painted on every page in bold, bright watercolor. FPG, 2016...More.
Item Code: GOLSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x12, 84pg, Full Color
Signed & numbered, 175, variant cover. By Michael Friedlander. Art by Michael Ploog. Signed by both creators on a special illustrated page. An oversized, 88-page richly-painted storybook for all ages. The small prehistoric family, the Ty clan, face incredible dangers every day. Now they must embark upon an epic journey to discover a new land. Their strength and determination comes from their belief in magnificent stories, passed down through the generations, that speak of giant Guardians that protect and watch over them. Is that Goliath, the ape-creature? Fully painted on every page in bold, bright watercolor. FPG, 2016...More.
Item Code: GOLSD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x12, 84pg, Full Color
ART OF PLOOG
Highly Recommended. By Mike Ploog et al. A massive, oversize 9x12 retrospective that covers every aspect of Ploog's career, from his earliest days of working with Warren's Creepy and Eerie, and Marvel's magazine Crazy, to his extremely popular Werewolf by Night, Monster of Frankenstein, Ghost Rider and Man-Thing, and film character creation and storyboards, right up through his latest work on Goliath. FPG, 2015...More.
Item Code: ARTMPH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 320pg, Full Color
ART OF PLOOG Deluxe Signed
Signed & numbered, 250! Highly Recommended. By Mike Ploog et al. Special illustrated signature page and unique variant cover. With only 250, we don't expect this to last long. A massive, oversize 9x12 retrospective that covers every aspect of Ploog's career, from his earliest days of working with Warren's Creepy and Eerie, and Marvel's magazine Crazy, to his extremely popular Werewolf by Night, Monster of Frankenstein, Ghost Rider and Man-Thing FPG, 2015...More.
Item Code: ARTMPD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 320pg, Full Color
|COMICS REVUE PRESENTS RICK O'SHAY DEC 2016
Recommended. By Stan Lynde. This issue has COMPLETE stories with "Rick O'Shay" by Stan Lynde, Sir Bagby, Buz Sawyer and Krazy Kat. Classic comic strips, daily and Sundays, now with 8 pages in full-color. "The Phantom" by Wilson McCoy, "Flash Gordon" by Harry Harrison, "Gasoline Alley" by Dick Moores, "Alley Oop" by V. T. Hamlin, "Tarzan" by Russ Manning, "Steve Canyon" by Milton Caniff, and "Casey Ruggles" by Warren Tufts. Manuscript Press, 2016...More.
Item Code: CR1216
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
More than a year of back issues are available.
|MONSTERS Volume 1 The Marvel Monsterbus
Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Art by Jack Kirby. From Groot to Fin Fang Foom, Marvel is proud to collect Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby's monster masterworks in two astonishing Omnibus volumes! Before they created Marvel's super heroes, they concocted a host of iconic monster menaces--page after page of action-packed classics, many hinting at the famous Marvel heroes and villains to come: Thorr the Unbelievable; a woolly, alien Hulk; the eight-foot-tall Magneto. These tales are the awe-inspiring crucible that created the Marvel Age of Comics! Marvel, 2017. Due May. ...More.
Item Code: MONS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 872pg, Full Color
|MARVEL MASTERWORKS DOCTOR STRANGE 8
Recommended. By Claremont, Roger Stern, Peter Gillis et al. Art by Gene Colan, Marshall Rogers, Michael Golden et al. Celebrated writer Chris Claremont turns his magic toward the Master of the Mystic Arts, joined by artistic icon Gene Colan. Together, these creative giants return Baron Mordo to the fore, arming him with the occult secrets of the Vatican and testing Doctor Strange's mystic might. Then, Wong is captured by the Shadowqueen, and Clea and Strange must traverse dimensions and battle the demonic N'Garai to save him! Marvel, 2017. Due May. ...More.
Item Code: MMD08H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 296pg, Full Color
|ILLUSIONS The Art of Magic Posters from the Golden Age of Magic
Recommended. By Jacques Ayroles, David Ben, Ersy Contogouris et al. 250 breathtaking posters, most from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, recapture magnificent, large-format chromolithographs that immortalize the magicians and the acts that marked the world of modern magic. Seven author-experts introduce this fabulous array of color and imagery. Poster designers and printers were inspired by all variety of phantasmagoric imagery: devils and demons, skeletons and skulls, cards and rabbits, alluring assistants and symbols of exoticism. 5 Continents, 2017. Due May. ...More.
Item Code: ILLMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x12, 248pg, Full Color
| AVAILABLE NOW
THE OCCULT WITCHCRAFT & MAGIC An Illustrated History
By Christopher Dell. Packed with authoritative text and a huge and inspired selection of images, some chosen from unusual sources, including some of the best-known representations of magic and the occult from around the world spanning ancient to modern times. The curious history of magic and the powers of the occult, witchcraft, ritual, and the imagination, profusely illustrated with 400 artworks and photographs in b&w and color. Thames & Hudson, 2016...More.
Item Code: OCWH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 400pg, Full Color
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS Volume 3
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #68-104, 1969-72. Recommended. By Stan Lee and Roy Thomas. Art by John Romita. Few comic books have ever come close to reaching the page-turning power, action, and drama of Amazing Spider-Man. Spidey grew to become not just the most relatable hero in comics, but also the top seller! And you'll see the reasons why again and again in one iconic story after another: the Stone Tablet Saga, the debut of Black Widow's new look, Kingpin's Shakespearean family drama, Captain Stacy's tragic death, the pathos of Peter Parker's love triangle with Gwen Stacy and Spidey, and the historic Comics Code-defying 'drug' issues. Marvel, 2017. Due May. ...More.
Item Code: AM03H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 912pg, Full Color
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS Volume 1 New Printing
Spider-Man #1-38 & much more, 1963 on. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee, Steve Ditko. Art by Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby. Completing the entire Stan Lee/Steve Ditko Spider-Man run in one massive volume. Every page, every pinup, every letters column. Not to mention unused covers, Stan's intro, critical essays and bonuses galore! Collecting Amazing Fantasy #15, Amazing Spider-Man #1-38 and Annual #1-2, Strange Tales Annual #2 and Fantastic Four Annual #1. In the Marvel Universe, it doesn't get better than this. Perfect for all ages--my son was introduced to comics with these stories, and these are what first got me into comics back in 1964! Marvel, 2016...More.
Item Code: AM01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1008pg, Full Color
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS Volume 2 New Printing
Recommended. By Stan Lee and John Romita. The Stan Lee/John Romita era starts here! After Steve Ditko left, 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. Marvel, 2016...More.
Item Code: AM02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 992pg, Full Color
|ALBRECHT DÜRER Watercolours and Drawings
Warehouse find, 1994. Five full centuries lie between us and the life of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). His ability to represent a subject with absolute fidelity to every detail seemed miraculous to his contemporaries, and still astounds us now. Artists continue to study his work, all of which is touched on here, from domestic scenes and portraits, to anatomy (he'll remind you of Burne Hogarth on his "dynamic" body movement and his hands), to his water-colors of plants and animals. Taschen, 1994. . Note: Some copies have dinged corners....More.
Item Code: DURERHC
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x9, 96pg, Partial Color
Dian Hanson is back with a new Taschen book. Lesbians for Men is an oversized, coffee-table book with the entire history of ladies doing it with other ladies. It covers it all, from vintage photos from the early 1900’s, to lurid paperback and magazine covers of the fifties and sixties, to recent decades of constant change. Voluptuous big hair 1950s gals, sixties and seventies “summer of love,” eighties and nineties of everything goes, to modern times of tasteful as well as 100% explicit scenes.
And from prestige publisher Century Guild comes Steve Diet Goedde: 25 Year Retrospective. Hip modern nudes in leather, latex, stockings, heels—kinky, fetish work that is unusual in outfits, models, and offbeat locations. Also available signed with extra prints.
Our computer server crashed on December 22nd. We had already been working to update our IT operations from stem to stern, beginning with the new Website that went online early in 2016. But now we’re unable to bring back our (very) old software systems. Backups, which we always do, weren’t enough. These systems dealt with everything from individual item information to backorders to purchasing. So as I write this we have been forced into upgrading as we planned, but just far faster than we expected to.
This put us behind on filling orders and backorders by several days over the Christmas weekend and into this week (December 26-30). After a short delay we’re now shipping orders again, but it’s going to take time for us to catch up to the speedy 24-hour service you normally expect. So please be aware your order may take a little longer than normal to get to you.
Things are going to look and work a bit differently as we get the changes sorted out. We hope to have your understanding—we are doing the very best to make lemonade out of these lemons. Please be patient with us in this transition period. Call us if you need assistance or have any questions: Mon-Fri, 8am to 4pm. We will be closed Monday, January 2.
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