Thursday, September 1, 2016

Illustration 53, Lost Artwork of Will Eisner, Don Rosa’s Scrooge 5, Terry Moore’s Rachel Rising, Black Panther, Deadpool Omnibus 2, Big Dog Ink 2016

Also, some exceptional Coming Items due in October/November: a 1000-copy new art book on Tom Lovell; Patrick Jones’ first art book with a full color pictorial signed bookplate; the complete Star Wars work of Ralph McQuarrie; Frank Cho’s Dejah Thoris statue. Plus Gaiman’s Graveyard Book graphic novel signed/limited. Phantom Lady Volume 2 goes on sale, plus one last chance at the bargain-priced slipcased Volume 1, so you can complete your hardcover set.

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Featuring Mel Odom and Eric Pape Highly Recommended. Eric Pape (1870-1938), a golden age American artist, teacher, book and magazine illustrator, with a realist style. He studied in France under the famous master artists Jean-Leon Gerôme and Benjamin-Constant. Trips to Egypt and the Near East cemented his love of Orientalism and exoticism, which became a key part of his work for paintings in the Paris Salons, in magazines like Scribners, and in fabulous books including Lew Wallace's The Fair God (author of Ben Hur). Never before has there been coverage like this of his career and work. Illustrated Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: IL53
Magazine, 8x11, 112pg, Full Color

See our website for all available back issues.

The Earliest Comics of the Legendary Cartoonist, 1936-39. Highly Recommended. Introduction by Denis Kitchen. Unearthed as part of a massive collection of pre-WWII newspaper printing plates, these mid-1930s comic strips -- the humorous Uncle Otto (looking very much like Jack Cole's work) and two-fisted agent Harry Karry--represent the earliest known cartooning of the great comics and sequential art pioneer Will Eisner. In these strips you can see the young Eisner's imagination expanding, as he experiments with the possibilities of serialized storytelling and works through his numerous influences.....More.

Item Code: LOWEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x7, 72pg, b&w

There are currently two excellent books on Will Eisner's career: Will Eisner: A Spirited Life (TwoMorrows) [WILLEIH. $39.95, your price $34.95] Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz [WECH. $40, your price $24.95]. Only four copies left.

Graphic Novels & Archives


Signed! Recommended. By Terry Moore. Rachel rises from the grave to track down her own murderer in this chilling tale of suspense, from the creator of Strangers in Paradise and Echo. This series was just finished and is here now for the first time in a complete, massive collection, specially signed for us by Terry Moore. With the help of a 10-year old serial killer carrying the remains of Satan's sword, and a sister who is literally the first woman to ever exist, Rachel uncovers the wicked secrets of small town Manson and its terrible role in earth's final days! Abstract, 2016...More.

Item Code: RROHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 840pg, Partial Color

Terry's new 2016 Sketchbook just came in, too late to include this week. Check New Arrivals under Comics Related/New Arrivals.

WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE and DONALD DUCK Volume 5 The Richest Duck in the World
Recommended. By Don Rosa. More new stories about "The Richest Duck in the World," as the brilliant Don Rosa carries on--and fills in the gaps--for Carl Barks' Uncle Scrooge. Scrooge's youth as a Klondike Gold Rush participant begins this, and then Scrooge halts the invasion of Fort Duckburg, teams up with the Junior Woodchucks to hunt down the legendary Library of Alexandria, is the Billionaire of Dismal Downs, travels to Lillehammer, is the Empire-builder from Calisota, and complete stories. Fantagraphics, 2016...More.

Item Code: WDU05H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
$29.99 $24.99

WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE and DONALD DUCK Volume 2 Return to Plain Awful
The Don Rosa Library Volume 2. Recommended. By Don Rosa. "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. Fantagraphics, 2014...More.

Item Code: WDU02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 216pg, Full Color
$29.99 $24.99

The first four individual volumes are all in stock at the same price as volume 5. The first boxed set, with Volumes 1 and 2, is sold out.

Collects Black Panther #1-4, 2016, and Fantastic Four #52, 1968. Recommended. By Ta-Nehisi Coates. Art by Brian Stelfreeze. A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer T-Nehisi Coates takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. Plus BP's 20-page origin story, complete, from Fantastic Four #52. Marvel, 2016...More.

Item Code: BLPAN01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$16.99 $14.50


VALERIAN AND LAURELINE Ambassador of the Shadows
Back in print, the first in the series. By Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin. Valerian and Laureline, one of the most influential science-fiction comic series of the past 40 years, with 12 volumes available. This is a new "Deluxe" hardback edition of the very first adventure, the story that inspired the film "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," scheduled for July 2017, directed by Luc Besson. Tasked with protecting the new ambassador from Earth, Valerian is kidnapped alongside his charge in a lightning commando attack. It’s up to Laureline to slog through the seedy bowels of the station as she tries to locate and rescue them—and figure out who kidnapped them and why. Marvel, 2016...More.

Item Code: AMBSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 144pg, Full Color


DOC SAVAGE The Spider's Web
By Chris Roberson. Art by Cesar Rezak. While responding to a devastating earthquake that ravaged South America, Doc Savage and company discover that not only was the disaster far from natural, but it appears linked to a menace that Doc faced sixty years before! As the investigation proceeds, Doc uncovers a vast conspiracy connecting his many closed cases, spread across the decades and involving doomsday cults, the lost Mayan empire, cyber-terrorists, and World War II! Who is responsible... and will the Man of Bronze free himself from the center of this treacherous web? Dynamite, 2016...More.

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

More Doc graphic novels, pulp double novels (the series is now complete), and new adventures by Will Murray, all on our site.

By Duane Swierczynski, Gerry Duggan, Peter David, and Cullen Bunn. Art by Pepe Larraz, Matteo Lolli, Jacopo Camagni, Scott Koblish. Back up the minibus, it's time for a second trip into the crazy world of the Deadpool limited series, where anything can happen - and probably will! Everything you knew about Deadpool and Cable was wrong; find out why in a time-hopping showdown with the original X-Force! When Wade crosses paths with the avenging archer Hawkeye, it's merc against marksman! Sun Tzu? Sun who?! Deadpools' Art of War is the only masterwork of military strategy Loki needs to conquer Earth! Six complete mini-series in one. Marvel, 2016...More.

Item Code: DEP02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 512pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

1300 pages! Deadpool #34-69, Agent X #1-15. By Christopher Priest, Glenn Herdling, Jimmy Palmiotti et al. Art by Paco Diaz, Andy Smith, Jim Calafiore et al. It's a heaping helping of the Merc with a Mouth, chock-full of the craziness that helped form a cult following. Deadpool crosses Loki, joins the Frightful Four, rubs shoulders with Black Panther, and goes into space--but who'll throttle him first: his new roommates, his crazy ex Copycat, or his new sidekick Pool Boy? Marvel, 2016...More.

Item Code: DEP01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1304pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00


Art Collections,
a Coloring Book & More


Comic-Con Exclusive, numbered from 500. By J. Scott Campbell et al. The follow-up to last summer's sold out first volume, this high quality, over-sized, glossy cover art book highlights the Aspen Comics imprint's good-girl artwork with work from Legend of Oz: The Wicked West, Penny for Your Soul, Ursa Minor, Shahrazad, Critter and more! Founded by Michael Turner and with a bonus piece here by J. Scott Campbell, this collects fully finished pieces starring the glamorous heroines that Big Dog is best known for--the studio also provides artwork for many Zenescope series. MLT, 2016...More.

Item Code: ARBD02
Soft Cover, 8x12, 48pg, Full Color

The first release last year quickly sold out.

CULT CINEMA An Arrow Video Companion
This hardback volume brings together 25 of the world's leading genre experts and critics to guide you through the multi-faceted beast that is cult cinema. Exploring the stars, the filmmakers and the trends, an intriguing trip down the less well-trodden paths of filmdom. 246 pages. Chapters examine the films, the directors, the actors, genres and sub-genres, and even distribution (super-8, horror festivals, Asian DVD explosion et al). From Wes Craven to David Cronenberg, Zombie Flesh Eaters to Spaghetti Westerns, this covers it. Arrow Films, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: CULTCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 246pg, Text/Partial Color

We currently have 65 different Adult DVDs in stock—some of which I’ll bet are mentioned in this new book. Check them out on our website.

WINGED BEAUTY A Very Faerie Coloring Book
Recommended. By Charles Vess, Renae Taylor, Cory Godbey, Stephanie Law, and Ruth Sanderson. From the creators of Faerie Magazine comes a delightful collection of five faerie artists. Charles Vess contributed new work. Renae Taylor’s delicate fey creatures look ready to twirl in a fairy dance. Cory Godbey brings us soft and glowing glimpses of mysterious creatures. Stephanie Law weaves a spell with her intricate, nature-rich detail and lines. Award-winning children's artist Ruth Sanderson offers fanciful fairies and princesses.Faerie Magazine, 2016...More.

Item Code: WBCOL
Soft Cover, 9x8, 88pg, b&w

Recommended. By Michael Kaluta and Charles Vess.Two of our very favorite artists are together again (they shared a studio for ten years in NYC). Here is a lush, 128-page coloring book from two legendary artists--two books in one, with a flip-book format and two covers--filled with giants, dragons, mermaids, talking crows, faeries, fairy tales, enchanted forests, and midsummer nights' dreams. Faerie Magazine, 2015...More.

Item Code: MYTCB
Soft Cover, 9x12, 128pg, b&w

See our website for several more coloring books: Wonder Woman, Fathom, Harvey Horrors, Living Dead, Coloring Your Octopus.

Sketching & Sculpting


Recommended. By Alexandra Reeves, Ran Manolov, Paul Braddock et al. Fifty talented digital and 3D artists showcase their ZBrush works, share their inspirations, and explain their approaches to sculpting. From rough models molded in digital clay, to entire characters, creatures, animals, and more, this presents a stunning visual adventure into 3D creature creation. As a non-artist, I find it fascinating to see fully-realized digitally sculpted 3D images that are amazingly lifelike and beautifully done. 3DTotal, 2016...More

Item Code: SCFIB
Soft Cover, 8x9, 320pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $26.99


Art by Fred Augis, Daniel Chavez, Nick Sumida et al. The humble sketch is the foundation of great art, where thoughts and concepts first come to life as an image—but rarely are sketches celebrated like they deserve to be for their power to explore, inspire, and entertain. Here fifty talented traditional and digital artists, ranging from industry legends to talented up-and-comers, share their sketches and reveal the ideas, inspirations, and techniques behind their creative processes. 3DTotal, 2015...More.

Item Code: SCISF
Soft Cover, 8x9, 320pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $26.99

The companion book, published in 2014, is on sale. Sketching from the Imagination: Fantasy [SKIF. $29.99, your price $16.99]. Just two copies are left.

Now on Sale


PHANTOM LADY Volume 2 Hardcover
Closeout Price! Roy Thomas Presents. Highly Recommended. By Matt Baker et al. Foreword by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Roy Thomas. This collects Phantom Lady #18-23, today among the most desirable comics of the period, plus her even rarer stories in All Top #8-17 and in her last hurrah, from the 1950s Ajax titles, Phantom Lady #1-4 and Wonder Boy #17-18. With Volume 1, this collects for the first time ever, the entire Phantom Lady from the Golden Age of Comics. Cool stories include "Ghosts, Galleons and Gold", "Wine, Women and Sudden Death," "Bullets for Ballots," "Case of the Murderous Model," "Case of the Robbing Robot," and "The Saturnalia of Sin"! PS Artbooks, 2013...More.

Item Code: PHL02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 304pg, Full Color
$48.00 $19.95

PHANTOM LADY Volume 1 Slipcased
Closeout Price! Roy Thomas Presents. 1941-47. Limited, 125! Highly Recommended. By Matt Baker et al. Foreword by Roy Thomas. Here, finally, is a collection that does her appearances justice, offering every story from the 1940s and 1950s. This collects her back-up stories from Police Comics #1-23, with art by Art Peddy, Joe Kubert and Frank Borth. This early Phantom Lady was also quite a sexy heroine and these stories have never before been collected. But that's not all: This first volume also includes the first five issues from Fox, Phantom Lady #13-17 (actually issues #1-5), by Matt Baker and Jack Kamen. PS Artbooks, 2013. Out of Print. ...More.

Item Code: PHL01D
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 304pg, Full Color
$69.99 $21.99

We have just 12 left of this slipcased volume, which is the best way to get the complete set at this huge savings. The regular hardcover of Volume 1 has never gone on sale and once the slipcased set is gone, this will be the only way to complete the set [PHL01H. $48].

These two hardcovers, which collect every Phantom Lady story from the first to the last, were broken up into THREE softcover editions. These softcovers are all in stock. Volumes 1 and 3 at regular price of $24.99 each [PHL01, PHL03]. Volume 2 is on sale at half price [PHL02. $29.99, your price $14.99]. Volume 2 was slightly higher in price because it has quite a few more pages. We have just 18 left and then it will go back to full price.


Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Edited by Rian Hughes. Art by Coby Whitmore, Jon Whitcomb, Edwin Giorgi, Al Parker et al. A showcase of the astonishing artistic skill of the leading illustrators of the 1950s. This reveals the changing styles of the post-war generation and their growing optimism and independence, especially for women, as well as the idealized fashions and females dominating advertising art and magazine fiction. 1,000 beautiful and stylistically diverse illustrations. Goodman Fiell, 2014. Out of Print. ...More.

Item Code: LIF50
Soft Cover, 8x10, 512pg, Full Color
$45.00 $19.95

Closeout Price! Recommended. Edited by Rian Hughes. Art by Lynn Buckham, Joe Bowler, Coby Whitmore et al. A glorious celebration of the Swinging Sixties--a groundbreaking decade heralding a new creativity, freedom and liberation. This lavishly illustrated book surveys how those years were depicted by illustrators for some of the UK's best-selling magazines. This also reveals the social aspirations of this unprecedented era of political optimism and sexual freedom, tracing the decade's evolution from the homemaking ethos of romantic coupledom to the stylish liberation of mini-skirted Chelsea girls! Goodman Fiell, 2014...More.

Item Code: LIF60
Soft Cover, 8x10, 464pg, Full Color
$45.00 $29.95

I've dropped more prices and moved new items to the Clearance List. See the Closeouts section under each category for the latest. You can also refer back to our Summer Clearance in August for a brief selection. Be aware about 10-15 items are now sold out, out of the 80 there—more will be gone shortly, as we just did a mailing of this to our print-copy customers.

Coming in October

1000 copies only. Highly Recommended. New from The Illustrated Press. Tom Lovell is widely known today for his Western and fine art work, and  previous books on the artist have focused almost exclusively on this side of his career. This spectacular new book branches out in a new direction to explore the artist's earlier days as an illustrator. Featuring over 270 illustrations, this 224 page volume is filled with beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as scores of rarely seen tear sheets from the pulps, the slicks, and beyond. Illustrated Press, 2016. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: TLIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color

SCI-FI & FANTASY Art of Patrick Jones Signed
Signed bookplate! Highly Recommended. Foreword by Donato Giancola. Featuring 150 amazingly realistic paintings, both digital and traditional, this sumptuous volume is overflowing with the voluptuous women, glistening warriors, fantastic beasts and monsters, enchanted lands and extraordinary creatures that have emerged from Patrick’s fertile imagination and technical skill. An anecdote-peppered commentary by the artist runs alongside the artwork, along with exclusive contributions from fellow fantasy art luminaries. This is a must-have, we've already been captivated by his work for the two how-to books he's done. Korero, 2016. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: SCIFP
Soft Cover, 8x11, 176pg, Full Color

Patrick Jones' two previous books examine the how-to's of drawing and painting in oils. Both are very highly recommended, even to non-artists, for their outstanding examples of his artwork.
STAR WARS ART Ralph McQuarrie
By Ralph McQuarrie, Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose, David Mandel, and George Lucas. The definitive deluxe two-volume slipcase of Ralph McQuarrie’s complete artwork for Star Wars--the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga’s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers. Abrams. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: SWARTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x12, 800pg, Partial Color
$250.00 $237.50

Frank Cho, sculptor Jason Smith and the team at the Brewing Factory poured over the very finest illustrations of Dejah Thoris from Dynamite's Warlord of Mars comics to find just the right inspiration, resulting in this gorgeous statue, measuring 12" high (to the tip of her sword) and 4.5 inches deep, with a 6-inch base. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain with ABS details, each statue is individually numbered as part of a Limited Edition run. Dynamite, 2016. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: WODDT
12" tall, Full Color

99 only. Only 99 of these "Diamond Eye" edition statues will be produced. Based on the work of comics sensation Frank Cho and sculpted by the ever-talented Jason Smith, featuring Jana in all her primal glory. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Jungle Girl statue stands approximately 12" in height with a 6" base. This variant edition comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Dynamite, 2016. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: WODJGD
12" tall, Full Color

Orders have been very strong for Frank's first Women of Dyamite statue, Jungle Girl. It will be here next week, September 7th, and we'll have extras ready to ship after our backorders are filled. It was first announced almost exactly one year ago, so it's a wee bit late. We hope the second Cho release, Dejah Thoris, will be on time. I expect her to be even more popular, since she’s better known and crosses over with interest by Edgar Rice Burroughs fans, too.
Our Highest Recommendation. The national bestseller and Newbery Award Winner. Originally released as two bestselling volumes, now bound into one edition. It Takes a Graveyard to Raise a Child. Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, wasn’t being raised by ghosts, and didn’t have a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. Each chapter in this adaptation by P. Craig Russell is illustrated by a different luminary from the comic book world, showcasing a variety of styles from a breadth of talent. Harper Collins, 2016. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: NGGBH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 368pg, Full Color
$35.00 $29.95

Signed & limited, 1500! Highly Recommended. A special clothbound slipcased limited edition of The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel featuring both volumes bound as one, new jacket art, and 32 extra pages of special content. Signed by Gaiman, the 'rock star' of fantasy literature. The Harper Collins, 2016. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: NGGBD
Hard Cover, 6x9, 384pg, Full Color

This graphic novel is currently still available in the original two-part release. Hardcover Volumes 1 and 2 [GB01H, GB02H. $19.99 each. And also in softcover [GB01, GB02. $9.99 each]. The original prose novel of Graveyard Book is available in a soft boxed set with two additional Gaiman novels, Coraline and Fortunately The Milk [NGCR. $21, your price $18.95]. All three are illustrated by Chris Riddell.

Coming in November

By Cary Bates, Bruce Bezaire, Gerry Boudreau, et al. A hardcover treasury of actual storyboard artwork from the heyday of Warren's premier horror magazine, scanned in high-resolution color and printed at original size. Over a dozen mesmerizing tales appear in their entirety by Jeffrey Jones, Auraleon, Jose Ortiz, and Luis Bermejo (to name just a few). This hardcover Art Edition preserves the meticulous skill and hard work of the artists that defined Vampi! Dynamite. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: BVMAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 152pg, Partial Color

Batgirl answers the call of heroism in the game Batman: Arkham Knight, and Square Enix brings the character to life with this new Play Arts KAI figure! Smart, brave, and tough - Batgirl is all three, all expressed in this figure, painstakingly crafted by the artists at Square Enix. Her long hair has been reproduced using flexible materials and ratcheted jointing, while the three-part construction of her cape enables elegant movement and posing. Square Enix. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: BATAK
10" high,
Due later this month is our second action figure from Play Arts: Batman vs. Superman Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman [BVSD. $149.99].
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Mature Readers

R. Crumb’s Book of Mr. Natural has been reprinted by Fantagraphics, in an inexpensive hardcover format. There’s lots of the nefarious and strange Devil Girl, our old guru’s acolyte, Flakey Foont, and typical Crumb shenanigans and sex fantasies.

Also we have two new DVDs, both bringing back vintage x-rated films: Corporate Assets, about power, money and sex and how one woman goes from harem keeper to getting her revenge. From 1985, starring Amber Lynn, Sheri St. Claire, Jamie Gillis, and Harry Reems. And in Honey Buns, from 1973, Uschi Digard and Rene Bond are the dream fantasies of Harry, who is making beautiful women appear and do his bidding, but there’s a catch!

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