Thursday, December 15, 2016

Super Weird Heroes, Kurtzman’s Complete Trump, Flash Gordon Dailies Vol. 2, Mandrake Dailies Vol. 1, The Conan Omnibus, Lords of the Jungle, Harley Quinn statues!!!

Super Weird Heroes is Yoe Studio's first-ever collection of super hero stories. It's really fun and a bargain, too. Kurtzman's Complete Trump collects #1, 2 and unpublished parts of #3 for the first time. I like the new Dan Barry Flash Gordon Dailies Volume 2 and Mandrake Dailies Volume 1. The Conan Omnibus and Lords of the Jungle (Tarzan & Sheena together) are both worth a look. Plus much more, a busy week for new items. THREE Harley Quinn statues?!!!

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Comic Strip Collections
Statues: Harley Quinn & More
Lovecraft & Pulp Fiction   Coming   
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SUPER WEIRD HEROES Volume 1 Outrageous but Real!
Our Highest Recommendation. By Fletcher Hanks, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, John Buscema, George Tuska et al. Edited by Craig Yoe. The first superhero book from Yoe Books! 320 pages, thick as a brick, bargained-priced, filled with tons of rare, full-color, never-before-reprinted complete stories--plus Craig Yoe's own synopsis of each one's strange career or lack thereof! Here's The Hand (yes, he's a giant hand), The Eye (you got it--he's a huuuge eye), The Bouncer (a super-hero-in-a-skirt), Rainbow Boy, Boomerang (he defeats Nazi hordes with a little boomerang), Kangaroo Man (he's even weirder than you think--his fighting partner is a talking kangaroo!). IDW, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: SWH01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 320pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99


Highly Recommended. By Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, Will Elder, Al Jaffee, Jack Davis et al. Trump was a lavish color satire magazine Harvey Kurtzman created for Hugh Hefner after leaving MAD in 1956. With a star-studded cast (Mel Brooks, Will Elder, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Al Jaffee) and Playboy's money and clout, Trump should have been huge. But for complex financial reasons, Hefner pulled the plug while the third issue was in production. Never before collected, issues #1 and #2 and never-before-seen art, including the surviving contents of ithe third issue! Kitchen Sink, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: HKT02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 190pg, Full Color
$29.99 $24.99

Don't miss the Eisner-award winning Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad [HARKH $34.99]. Comes with a bookplate signed by author Bill Schelly.


Collects #1-6, 1950-52. Highly Recommended. Art by Murphy Anderson, Jerry Siegel, Wally Wood et al. Oh, boy, we got an out'n'out doozy for you this time, with the six 1950's issues of Ziff Davis' Amazing Advenutures, brim full with work from the likes of Murphy Anderson, Jerry Siegel (editor/writer), Ogden Whitney, Wally Wood, Norman Saunders, Ross Andru, and a host of other talented writers and artists. I could say more, like how #2 contains "The Steel Monster," a kickass riff on Ted Sturgeon's "Killdozer" yarn from 1944 (also homaged by Marvel some 20 years later). PS Artbooks, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: PCAA01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color


Collects #7-12, 1951-52. Highly Recommended. By Al Feldstein and Johnny Craig. Art by Jack Davis, Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen et al. Classic chronicles of criminals and capers! Collecting issues from the immortal artistic talents of Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, Jack Davis, and George Roussos. Plus every issue has a horror tale from The Haunt of Fear, narrated by the Old Witch and drawn by Graham Ingles, just like in EC's three horror titles. In fact, these stories were as horror-laden and shocking any of EC work--they just wanted to cash in on the "crime" so popular in comics. Handsomely recolored, giving these a fresh and up to date look and polish. Dark Horse, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: ECC02H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99


Chilling Archives of Horror Vol 18. Recommended. Edited by Steve Banes and Craig Yoe. Cover by Frank Frazetta. By popular dead-mand, more never before assembled terrifying tales of the walking dead! Dug from graves these are grisly, gory, gruesome Pre-Code comic book stories that rotted kids' minds in the '50s and were condemned by the Senate! The most deft and depraved artists of the time serve up these spine-chilling horrors! Read “An Army of Walking Dead”, “The Zombie Disciple”, “The Fleshless Ones”, “Dial C for Corpse”! If you dare devour, “The Corpse That Prowled by Night”, “The Dead are Never Lonely”, “Born in the Grave”, “Zombie Vengence”, and much morbid more. IDW, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: RZOMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 148pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

The original book is also available: Zombies! [ZOMHC. $24.99, your cost $21.99].


SUPERMAN The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 3
Highly Recommended. By Jerry Siegel and Jerry Shuster. Wonderful 1940s vintage stories from Action Comics #48-65, Superman #16-24 and World's Finest Comics #6-10. Includes those wonderful "wartime" covers with Superman battling Nazis, warplanes, submarines.... From the offices of the Daily Planet to the ends of the Earth, Superman faces such varied villains as the Prankster, Toyman, the Golden Age Metallo and the Puzzler. Work by Siegel and Shuster, plus their studio partners, such as the outstanding Jack Burnley. Foreword by legendary Superman editor Mike Carlin. DC, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: SG03H
Hard Cover, 6x8, 720pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

See the website for previous Omnibus volumes in both hardcover and softcover.


CONAN OMNIBUS Volume 1 Birth of the Legend
2003-2008. Highly Recommended. By Kurt Busiek. Art by Cary Nord, Greg Ruth, Thomas Yeates et al. An affordable omnibus format collecting some of the best Conan comics ever, and I don't say that lightly. Cary Nord is a brilliant artist, and these new adaptions of the classic Robert E. Howard stories are a joy to read. This was one of the very few contemporary series I was following as they appeared from Dark Horse.This begins with Conan's birth and youth--stories include "Born on the Battlefield," "The Frost Giant's Daughter," "God in the Bowl", and new stories, too! Dark Horse, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: COOM01
Soft Cover, 7X10, 472pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99


Popeye #40-44, 1957-58. By Bud Sagendorf. Fred Grandinetti offers a fun introduction with cool, contemporary Popeye art by Steve Mannion, Shawn Dickinson and Bobby London, rare vintage character sheets by Sagendorf, and a look at the varied career of Brutus through 14 appearances, all pictured. Popeye and his sweetie-patootie Olive Oyl, his littte boy child Swee'pea, his friend-who-will-pay-him-Tuesday-for-a-hamburger-today Wimpy, and his "emenie" the dreadful Sea Hag are all here in another stupendous volume of hilarious adventures! IDW, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: CLP09H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99


Collects #117-122, 1980. By Gerry Boudreau, Nicola Cuti, Jeff Rovin, Bill Toomey et al. Art by Jeff Jones, Rudy Nebres, Alfredo Alcala, Alex Toth et al. Uncle Creepy delivers the best in cutting-edge horror comics! Stories by Budd Lewis, Len Wein, Carmine Infantino, Pablo Marcos, Val Mayerik, and many others are collected in this terrifying tome, featuring issues #117 to #122 of Warren Publishing's groundbreaking horror title. Another volume packed with classic collaborations, hideous creatures, and bizarre settings! After EC Comics, this was the premier showcase for fantasy horror comics. Occasional nudity. Dark Horse, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: CRE25H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 262pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99


Graphic Novels


Collects #1-9, 2015-16. Highly Recommended. By Renae De Liz. On the hidden island of Themyscira, the Amazons, led by Queen Hippolyta, live in a kingdom of peace, protected by the gods. But the balance is upset when Hippolyta is granted what no immortal may have: a child. She is the princess Diana. Here is the life of Wonder Woman: young girl, teen-ager, young warrior, meeting Steve Trevor, and her first taste of the real world, undercover doing work during WWII in between going into battle, first in uniform, then finally as the Golden Amazon. DC, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: LEGWWH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99


Collects Lords of the Jungle #1-6. Recommended. By Corinna Bechko. Art by Roberto Castro. Cover art by Alex Ross. Tarzan journeys deep into his enemy's territory: the heart of London! Half a world away and nearly a century later, Sheena battles foes of her own--then suddenly is mysteriously swept through time and space to 1930's Africa, and soon on her way to meet Tarzan back in civilization, as she gets a job with a circus. Will these two Lords of the Jungle find enough common ground to join forces? Superbly painted covers, plus alternate covers by Robert Castro, and an interesting story with a quite young Sheena meeting her male counterpart. Dynamite, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: LORJ01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 152pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99


DEJAH THORIS Soldier of Memory
By Frank J. Barbiere. Art by Francesco Manna and Nen Chang. Dejah Thoris, the exotic heroine of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Warlord of Mars, as you've never seen her before! When her father disappears, Dejah Thoris assumes the throne... but she soon stands accused of treason, a victim of a far-reaching conspiracy. Hunted by her people and devastated by a terrible secret from her past, she embarks on a self-imposed exile, assuming a new identity and enlisting as a rookie soldier on the farthest, deadliest borders of Barsoomian civilization. Dynamite, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: DJSM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99


Collects issues #1-5. By Phil Hester. Art by Brent Peeples. Turok, Dinosaur Hunter. Magnus, Robot Fighter. Solar, Man of the Atom. The Mighty Samson. The legendary heroes of 1960s Gold Key and the 1980s Valiant titles are back, only this time they all share the same time and the same world -- ours! And Doctor Slar is a woman?!! Each wrestles with the perils of the twenty-first century, but a greater evil is approaching, one that will unify the legendary champions in a struggle destined to change each forever. Dynamite, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: GKA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99


Comic Strip Collections


12 complete episodes from 1953-1956. Highly Recommended. By Dan Barry. Not your father's Flash Gordon! In 1951, Flash was rebooted. Formerly taking place in real time, and on Mongo, this reboot set Flash, Dale and Zarkov (and no other former characters) in the world ten years in the future and in our own solar system. The title story takes place on earth, but  eleven more episodes here take the adventurers to Mars, Ganymede, and finally to Mongo. SUPERLATIVE artwork is the highlight here--Barry is every bit as good as Murphy Anderson and you'll find it here. Titan, 2016.....More.

Item Code: FGD02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x10, 288pg, b&w
$49.99 $44.99


Dailies Nov. 1951-Oct. 1953. Our Highest Recommendation. By Dan Barry, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis and Frank Frazetta. The first volume of Dan Barry's stunning work from the peak of his career, aided by three EC veterans! They took the strip that had been so magnificent under Alex Raymond and made it their own, with storytelling that may have outpaced Raymond's own. Flash and the lovely Dale Arden encounter escaped convicts, frightening Frost Men, tyrannous kingdoms - and more! Three years of Dan Barry's run. Titan, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: FGD01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x10, 222pg, b&w
$39.99 $34.99


1934-36. Highly Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Phil Davis. The collected daily adventure comic strips of arguably the world's FIRST comic-strip, costumed, crime-fighter: Mandrake the Magician! Join Mandrake The Magician and his ever-faithful companion and trusty side-kick, Lothar, as they set out in search of high adventure in strange lands, strange dimensions and even stranger planets with nothing more than a top hat, a wand and the immense strength of Lothar, African Prince, to save the day! And the ability to create illusions (and magic?) to confuse the enemy! Titan, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: MAMD01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 240pg, b&w
$39.99 $34.99


The Hidden Kingdom of Murderers Highly Recommended. By Lee Falk and Phil Davis. This unusual strip was the first to feature a magician. Unlike other adventurers, Mandrake used his illusionist skills and his head, rather than his fists. Artist Phil Davis's work is as good as Alex Raymond's from the same period, exhibiting a fine-line brush and beautiful girls as good as the master. I'm very excited to finally have this long-overdue collection of a superior, oft-neglected classic. Titan, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: MMS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99


STEVE CANYON Volume 7 1959-60
Dailies and Sundays. By Milton Caniff. The end of the Fifties and the Sixties start swingin' as Steve Canyon penetrates Communist East Germany on the trail of elusive Minerva Kaol, then crosses paths with Deen Wilderness before crossing swords with old foe Madame Lynx! Xenia Barker, Alice Santa Fe, and Mindee Ludeesh are fresh faces, while Convoy, Summer, Copper Calhoon, Holly Hall, and high school graduate Poteet all return. From Spain to Alaska, Latin America to Japan--the globe-spanning action is non-stop as our pilot takes on the problems of beautiful ladies and dangerous war-mongers. IDW, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: SC07H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 336pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

All back volumes are available.


Statues: Harley Quinn & More


Numbered from 5200. By Tim Miller. Designed by Ant Lucia Dr. Harleen Quinzel started her career at Arkham Asylum, and she hasn't strayed that far from there! Harley's got a hot new look inspired by the bestselling video game Batman: Arkham Asylum in the latest Red, White and Black statue! Comes with a Harley Quinn-logo base, which is hand-numbered on the bottom. Small but nicely detailed. Designer Ant Lucia is responsible for much of the popular DC Bombshells, which reimagines the DC heroines as 1940s wonder girls. DC, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: HARRWBA
7" tall, Tritone


Limited, 5200. Recommended. By Bruce Timm. Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews. The sheer wackiness of Harley Quinn, former girlfriend of The Joker and all-around whack-job, is captured in this statue in the style of her co-creator, legendary animator Bruce Timm. Features her in her original, classic costume, and more cartoon style, rounded figure. Perfectly captures Bruce Timm's unique work, and it's nice and large. DC, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: DCDHQ
12.75" tall, Full Color


Highly Recommended. Design by Ant Lucia. Sculpted by Tim Miller. It's a new vision of DC's red-hot villain, Harley Quinn, as DC Collectibles unveils the first Harley Quinn: Red, White and Black Statue! Get in at the start of this new statue series! We like the image, it's a full-bodied Harley, not the skinny little girl but a well-rounded woman in the best Kotobukiya style, which we have found consistently well done and attractive. Lots of great detail, very colorful, and about as sexy an outfit as you can find on any modern super heroine! DC, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: HARRWB
6.75" tall, Tritone


Huge 1/6 scale. Designed by Luis Royo. Scuplted by Ballares Rodriguez. From Yamato Toys USA “DC Collectible Series”--the Clown Prince of Crime, the Man of a Million Laughs... the diabolical, Joker! Lovingly crafted with his trademark grin, outfit and cane, this is THE Joker, based on artwork by the great Luis Royo. He stands poised to "light up the night'"  and to greet the "Bats" perched atop a leaky fuel drum...! Spectacular, in a huge full color illustrated box. Yamato, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: LRJOK
18" tall, Full Color

See our website for more DC character statues by Luis Royo, as well as his art books, many of which are signed.


WOMEN OF DYNAMITE Dejah Thoris Diamond Eye Statue
Limited, 99. Recommended. By Frank Cho. Special diamond-like eyes, numbered from 99. The Princess of Mars is proudly brought to three-dimensional life as the fifth entry in the "Women of Dynamite" statues, inspired by the art of superstar Frank Cho! Sculptor Jason Smith and the team at the Brewing Factory poured over the very finest illustrations of Dejah Thoris from Dynamite's wildly successful library of Warlord of Mars comics to find just the right inspiration. Gorgeous statue, measuring 12 inches high (to the tip of her sword) and 4.5 inches deep, with a 6-inch base. Dynamite, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: WODDTD
18" tall incl. base, Full Color

We have just three of these and probably cannot get more. The regular edition is available at $189.99 [WODDT]. See our website for other Diamond Eye variants of Red Sonja, Frank Cho's Jungle Girl, and Vampirella.


Lovecraft & Pulp Fiction


The Grewsome Adventures of Herbert West and Supernatural Horror in Literature Edited by Steven P. Jones. Here are collected the HP Lovecraft stories originally known as the "Grewsome Tales," later dubbed the adventures of Herbert West - Reanimator. Six original stories, plus "Herbert West: Resurrected," an all-new story by Steven Philip Jones and the complete audio script of "From the Dark." Also here is the famous essay--40 pages long--written by Lovecraft, "Supernatural Horror in Literature." Plus a complete bibliography and more extra features. Forword by Justin Beahm and art by Terry Pavlet. Caliber, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: HPLRT
Soft Cover, 7x10, 148pg, Text/b&w

See the website for much more Lovecraft, original stories, graphic novels, and posters.


The Trojan Horse and The Black Bat's Dragon Trail. Recommended. By Norman A. Daniels and Norvell W. Page. The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic 1940 pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels and The Spider's writer, Norvell Page. First, murderous foreign agents make a deadly attack on America's prewar defenses in "The Black Bat and the Trojan Horse," an action-packed thriller edited by future Batman editor Mort Weisinger! Then, the Scourge of the Underworld foils the Dragon Master's nefarious plans as Tony Quinn attempts to prevent the exploitation of China by a war profiteer! Sanctum, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: BLB06
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Text/b&w

The previous five issues are all in stock at the same price.


PAT SAVAGE Six Scarlet Scorpions Hardcover
Recommended. By Will Murray and Lester Dent. The first solo adventure of Doc Savage's cousin Pat. When a man so anemic that he could be a vampire's victim comes to Patricia Savage for rescue, the impetuous girl can't say no. Accompanied by Doc Savage aide, Monk Mayfair, Pat finds herself in the worst danger of her life--and wanted for murder! Pat is hounded by the minions of a weird mystery figure calling himself Chief Standing Scorpion. From the oilfields of Oklahoma to the forbidding Ozark Mountains winds the trail of scorpionic doom. Altus, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: PATSS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 346pg, Text Only


PAT SAVAGE Six Scarlet Scorpions Signed
Signed bookplate! Recommended. By Will Murray and Lester Dent. Cover by Joe Devito. Bookplate signed by Murray and Devito (and in facsimile by Lester Dent); special hardcover edition in jacket; bonus 16-page section with a personal afterword by Murray, and photos and text about creating the cover, by Devito. Altus, 2016. ....More.

Item Code: PATSSH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 366pg, Text Only

See our website for all the New Adventures of Doc Savage novels by Will Murray. Each one is available in softcover ($24.95) and signed hardcover ($65).


Recommended. The third, last, and most splendiferously accom­plished volume of R. Crumb's Art & Beauty se­ries. Three years in the making, 44 pages of almost exclusively female images drawn from extemporaneous sightings and pho­tos (selfies!) and displaying the artist's obsession with large rumps and the infamous peanut-shaped curve. Includes running ruminations by the artist--all hand-lettered, of course--as well as guest rumi­nations by George Grosz, William de Kooning, and others. Minor nudity. Fantagraphics, 2016. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: AR03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 40pg, b&w


ART & BEAUTY MAGAZINE Drawings by R. Crumb
Recommended. Gathering all three volumes of R. Crumb's acclaimed Art & Beauty Magazine, #3 unpublished until now, this guides the reader through the 20-year history of Crumb's pin-up magazine, his take on recapturing the nudie cutie magazines of the 1930s and 40s, but updated with nude and stylish drawings of his wife Aline, starlets, girlfriends, and other Crumb-style ladies. Artwork from 1990s to the most recent drawings completed in 2016. David Zwirner, 2016. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: ARBEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 132pg, b&w

Also available in a deluxe, signed edition of 400. [ARBED. $175.]

Coming in Feb


WOMEN OF DYNAMITE Red Sonja Blood Splattered Bust
Limted, 499. Sometimes, mercenary work is a bloody job... but the She-Devil with a Sword is just the warrior to do it! This is a Limited Edition variant in Dynamite's new line of busts inspired by the artwork of comic book master Art Adams, a violent alternate take on the cover image to the landmark Red Sonja #50! Sculpted by Jason Smith, this poly-resin bust has cast metal details and stands approximately 7.5 inches tall (to the top of the She-Devil's sword hand), with a base measuring 3 inches by 5.5 inches. Packaged in a four-color display box. Dynamite, 2017. Due Feb. ....More.

Item Code: WODBRSB
7.5" tall, Full Color

Coming in December is the regular edition: [WODBRS. $89.99].


Coming in April


Highly Recommended. By Reed Crandall. Reed Crandall was one of the greatest comic artists of the Golden Age and early Silver Age. His work graced the covers and pages of National Comics (drawing the iconic Uncle Sam, as well as BlackhawkDoll Man and many others). Legendary for his remarkable talents as a draftsman, he was the quintessential "Artist's Artist." And then he joined EC! This focuses on Crandall's remarkable EC Comics stories, including many that are outright classics. IDW, 2017. Due Apr. ....More.

Item Code: RCEAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 15x22, 144pg, b&w


Mature Readers

This week we have one new DVD and three new sale-priced SQP collections. Peekarama Presents two 1980s films: Silk, Satin and Sex with Vanessa del Rio & Jessie St. James, and Turn on With Kelly Nichols.

And we have three SQP art books at half price, collections of pin-up art from the all-in-good-fun work of Fastner and Larson, to the seriously erotic work of Bruce Colero. These are:





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