Thursday, December 7, 2017

Todd Schorr, Peter Wheat by Walt Kelly, new Wrightson, the art of Clark Ashton Smith and William Blake. Little Books of The Avengers, Cap and the FF, also Tom Corbett Volume 1, Star Hawks Volume 2, Barbarella #1 Variant Covers set and James Bond.

It's a great pre-holiday week. The good books are rolling in, featuring the fine art of Todd Schorr, Peter Wheat by Walt Kelly, two new Wrightson collections, the art of Clark Ashton Smith and William Blake, and Roy Thomas' Little Books of The Avengers, Cap and the FF. Also Tom Corbett Volume 1, Star Hawks Volume 2, Barbarella #1 Variant Covers set, James Bond, Dick Tracy Feature Books, Ditko's Out of this World and Joe Sinnott Deluxe and Signed editions. Enjoy!

 

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Bargain Books  |  Rare & Out of Print  |  Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index

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NEVERLASTING MIRACLES The Art of Todd Schorr
A massive volume, oversized with 304 pages. Our Highest Recommendation. An exquisite career retrospective, presenting the best works of artist Todd Schorr. One of the leading figures in the world of contemporary surrealism, Schorr has continually and systematically set the bar ever higher in his quest to bring classic old master painting technique to his pop-culture-infused subject matter. In addition to Schorr's previously celebrated paintings, here are 87 previously unseen new pieces: 33 new paintings, plus drawings, color studies, and images of his large sculptural work. Last Gasp, 2017...More.

Item Code: NEVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x12, 304pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

 
WALT KELLY'S ADVENTURES OF PETER WHEAT Volume 1
Collects #1-14. Walt Kelly's Peter Wheat comics are renowned for their humor, artistic flair and appeal to both children and adults. The Peter Wheat comic books are extremely rare and have never been collected as a series before, due to their scarcity and rarity. Between 1948 and 1951, Kelly drew thirty-five issues of The Adventures of Peter Wheat, a sixteen page comic book given away to bakeries to promote Peter Wheat bread. The stories were fairy tales starring Peter Wheat, an elf-sized boy who lived in a hollow tree on the edge of a wheat field where he and the Little Folk battle Dragonel, Queen of the Hornets. Hermes, 2017...More.

Item Code: WKADP01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

 
WALT KELLY'S ADVENTURES OF PETER WHEAT Volume 1 Hardcover
#1-14, 1948-49. Highly Recommended. Walt Kelly's Peter Wheat comics are renowned for their humor, artistic flair and appeal to both children and adults--and their incredible scarcity. Never before have they been collected. Between 1948 and 1951, Kelly drew thirty-five issues of The Adventures of Peter Wheat, a sixteen page comic book given away to bakeries to promote Peter Wheat bread. The stories were fairy tales starring Peter Wheat, an elf-sized boy who lived in a hollow tree on the edge of a wheat field where he and the Little Folk battled Dragonel, Queen of the Hornets. Hermes, 2017...More.

Item Code: WKADP01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 240pg, Full Color
$60.00 $54.95

There are two wonderful collections: Walt Kelly's Fairy Tales and Walt Kelly's Fables and Funnies. Also Pogo: The Complete Dell Comics Volumes 1-4 and The Pogo Comic Strip collections 1-4, as well as slipcased sets of Volume 1 & 2, and Volume 3 & 4. His work is also in Alice in Comicland. See our website.

 

Bernie Wrightson

 
THE MONSTROUS COLLECTION OF STEVE NILES & BERNIE WRIGHTSON
Finally available in softcover! Highly Recommended. A collection so terrifying, so huge, so gritty and raw that it had to be called MONSTROUS! Collecting the collaborations between two horror legends — Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson — this Monstrous Collection includes three complete tales: Dead She Said, The Ghoul, and Doc Macabre, each a piece of the dark, dangerous universe Niles has created in the shadows... Enjoy them here, collected together for the first time in black and white. The hardcover is out of print. Brilliant work by Wrightson. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: MONSC
Soft Cover, 7x11, 200pg, b&w
$24.99

 
BERNIE WRIGHTSON Art and Designs For The Gang of Seven Animation
Almost Gone! Highly Recommended. Preface by Michael Kaluta. Bernie Wrightson's extensive design work for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio has never before been documented and if you are like we are, this is going to be entirely new material to you. And what fine, fine work it is. This new in-depth monograph utilizes the archives of the studio and features concept drawings, model sheets, and hundreds of designs for projects including Biker Mice From Mars, The Juice, and Freak Show. All of the artwork in this book has been scanned directly from the original artwork so fans can savor Wrightson's genius up close and personal. Hermes, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: BWADH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 240pg, Full Color
$60.00

This is already out of print; our supply may not last long. We have just 15 as I write this.

For more books, portfolios and Artist's Editions by Bernie, see our website.

We still have a few copies left of both cover A and B of the Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition [BWAEHA, BWAEHB. $125 each]. These went out of print immediately upon publication but the publisher did us a favor and allowed us a few more of each.

 

Art Books

 
IN THE REALMS OF MYSTERY AND WONDER Clark Ashton Smith Signed
Almost Gone! Signed & limited, 300! Signed by Conners and by Smith in facsimile. Collected Prose Poems and Artwork of Clark Ashton Smith. For many years, Smith's artwork was a mere rumor to most of those who read his stories and poems. For the first time, over two hundred of Smith's sculptures, paintings and drawings, including paintings that he did for his well-known poem “The Hashish-Eater,” as well as drawings that he did to illustrate Lovecraft's story “The Lurking Fear” and his own stories in Weird Tales. Also included are all of Smith's prose poems, including several that have not been collected, as well as memoirs and appreciations by Donald Sidney-Fryer, Fritz Leiber, Eric Barker, and others of Smith's friends and fellow writers. Centipede, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: INRHS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Partial Color
$250.00

We have a very limited number of these and cannot order more. It's already out of print.
 
GIRL GANGS, BIKER BOYS AND REAL COOL CATS
Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 to 1980. Recommended. Edited by Iain McIntyre and Andrew Nette. Foreword by Peter Doyle The rise of postwar youth culture--including delinquents, bad girls and drugs--was depicted in mass-market pulp fiction--specifically, paperback cover art. New styles in music, fashion, and culture were shadowed in cover designs, hyping and exploiting kid's behavior, dress, and language for mass consumption and cheap thrills. Featuring 400 full-color covers, a mix of both artwork and photos, many never before reprinted, along with 70 in-depth author interviews, illustrated biographies, and previously unpublished articles. Some nudity, adult text. PM Press, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GIRLG
Soft Cover, 8x10, 336pg, Full Color
$29.95 $26.95

For more books on vintage paperback cover art, see our website.

 
THE BOOK OF IMPRUDENT FLORA
Recommended. By Claudio Romo. With a nod to Jules Verne, Claudio Romo deftly combines the narrative arts of literature and illustration to create a form all his own, part graphic novel, part imaginary bestiary. With totally bizarre illustrations throughout, the book is written as a travel diary by Lázaro de Sahagún, eminent naturalist and explorer and concerns his voyage to the mysterious Specular Isle, and subsequent cataloguing of the astonishing life forms, each with a unique history and mode of existence. Gingko Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: BOIMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x9, 64pg, Text/Full Color
$24.95

 
WILLIAM BLAKE Dante's Divine Comedy
By Sebastion Schütze and Maria Antonietta Terzoli. Completed in 1321 and written by Dante Alighieri (1265–1321), this is widely considered the greatest work ever composed in the Italian language. The epic poem describes Dante's journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Today, Blake's illustrations, left in various stages of completion at the time of his death, are dispersed among seven different institutions. This Taschen edition brings these works together again, alongside key excerpts from Dante's masterpiece. Taschen, 2017...More.

Item Code: WIBLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 464pg, Text/Partial Color
$35.00

 

Taschen “Little Books”

 
THE LITTLE BOOK OF THE AVENGERS
Highly Recommended. By Roy Thomas. Iron Man! Thor! The Hulk! Wasp! Ant-Man! These five iconic characters made their debut as the first incarnation of the most exciting super-team ever assembled in September 1963, in The Avengers No. 1. From Captain America to Black Panther to Beast and Mockingbird and She-Hulk, they gained and lost members, added former super villains to the team, and fought every threat imaginable—each one bigger than the last. Taschen, 2017...More.

Item Code: LBAVE
Soft Cover, 5x7, 192pg, Full Color
$9.99

 
THE LITTLE BOOK OF CAPTAIN AMERICA
Highly Recommended. By Roy Thomas. He made his debut in late 1940 in Captain America Comics, fighting Nazis at every turn. Twenty years after World War II, he was found frozen in ice. Now a man living in the wrong time, he became the leader of the Avengers, and fought some of the Marvel Universe's greatest villains: Red Skull, Baron Zemo, MODOK—and even Cap's former sidekick, now known as the Winter Soldier. With 192 pages of images, and text by Roy ThomasThe Little Book of Captain America is your ultimate guide to comics' greatest super patriot! Taschen, 2017...More.

Item Code: LBCAP
Soft Cover, 5x7, 192pg, Full Color
$9.99

 
THE LITTLE BOOK OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR
Highly Recommended. By Roy Thomas. They debuted in November 1961, and have gone on to be iconic not only as a team, but as individuals. Reed Mister Fantastic Richards, Sue Invisible Girl Storm, Johnny Human Torch” Storm, and Ben The Thing Grimm are heroes, who love and fight with each other as only families can ... and they take down otherworldly bad guys like Dr. Doom and Galactus. More than 50 years, thousands of comics, four animated and four feature films later, they remain one of the most enduring and exciting super-teams in pop culture. Taschen, 2017...More.

Item Code: LBFAN
Soft Cover, 5x7, 192pg, Full Color
$9.99

Last week we listed new The Little Book of Spider-Man. Also available are Taschen's The Little Book of Superman [LBSUP], of Batman [LBBAT], and of Wonder Woman [LBWON], and Little Book of Pin-Ups: Vargas [LBVAR], Elvgren [LBELV] and Peter Driben [LBDRI]. All are $9.99 each. Perfect stocking stuffers or mini-gifts.

 

Comic Book Archives

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET Volume 1
Limited, 1700. Issues #1-7, 1952-54, including the first three Four-Colors. Highly Recommended. By Alden McWilliams, John Lehti, Frank Thorne et al. Al McWilliams went on to draw Twin Earths, the long-running space strip--here he shows his incredible skill with fully painted covers, some of the best of the 1950s. He also does the inside art for the first two issues. One of the great Dell titles of the early 1950s, complete with stills and notes from the wildly popular television show that this is based on. Much like DC's Tommy Tomorrow, a clean-cut young team of spacemen tackling adventures on other worlds: space pirates, lost races, and even a spaceship graveyard. Fun stuff! Incredibly great painted covers throughout. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCTCSC01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 252pg, Full Color
$59.99

Volume 2 is limited to 700 copies and contains #8-11 and Vol 2 #1-3, 1954-55. It actually appeared first and is also in stock now [PCTCS01H. $59.99].

 
SILVER AGE CLASSICS OUT OF THIS WORLD Volume 1
Collects #1-6, 1956-57. Highly Recommended. By Steve Ditko, Vince Alascia et al. The collection cover here has a great invention by Ditko, showing things in another dimension pulling a passerby out of our world, in "From All Our Darkrooms." In the old days, all printing was made by making negatives of the art, and here Ditko uses exactly that process to create this other dimension. PS Artbooks liked the idea so much, they've printed five of the best covers inside, full sized, and in this same negative aspect. We've shown one here. It's very cool to have this different take on the covers. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: SAOW01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99

You can also pre-order Volume 2: #7-10 and Volume 3: #11-16. They are scheduled for January and April [SAOW02H, SAOW03H. $49.99 each]. For more Steve Ditko collections, see our website. We have a few copies left of the highly recommended Ditko art book, slightly hurt at half price: 

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
DITKO UNLEASHED Hurt
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. His astounding career from the early 1950s to the present, with work for Charlton, Warren, Marvel and DC are shown, both as printed pages and scans from Ditko's beautiful original art! This is a museum catalogue that accompanied a massive exhibition in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in the Fall of 2016. By the same Eisner Award-nominated team who created the gold-standard for museum catalogues: Woodwork: Wallace Wood 1927-1981, Flesh & Steel: The Art of Russ Heath, and Big John Buscema: Comics & Drawings. IDW, 2016. . Note: One or more bumped corners, otherwise new copies....More.

Item Code: DITUHR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 368pg, Full Color
$59.99 $29.99

 
MUMMIES CLASSIC MONSTERS OF PRE-CODE HORROR COMICS
Recommended. From movies and pulp fiction, to banned pre-Code comic books, it's back from the dead! This tome unleashes the best of those mind-melting comics from their musty sarcophagi. SEE! The brutal attack of "The Living Mummies!" SENSE! The strangest "Case of the Beckoning Mummy!" FEEL! As "The Unburied Mummy" intensifies its powerful grip upon your puny throat! And there's a tomb-full more! PLUS! A crumbling gallery of classic mummy comic book covers, and spine-tinglIng guest appearances by Frankenstein's Monster and Charlie Chan! IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: MUMM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 368pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See all of the Chilling Archives of Horror series on our website.

 

Comic Strip Collections

 
STAR HAWKS Volume 2 1978-1979
1978-79. Highly Recommended. By Ron Goulart. Art by Gil Kane. This classic 1970s science-fiction newspaper strip predates Star Wars—and nearly 40 years after its debut, Star Hawks remains fresh and exciting for new generations of sci-fi and fantasy fans. This second of three volumes reprints more than 300 strips in the unique two-tier format, seven days a week. Each strip is on its own page so readers can relish Gil Kane's incredible achievement exactly as it first appeared in the newspapers. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: STARH02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x6, 328pg, b&w
$39.99 $34.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
STAR HAWKS Volume 1 1977-1978
Highly Recommended. By Ron Goulart. Art by Gil Kane. The classic 1970s science fiction newspaper strip, the only comic strip to be produced in a two-tier format, thereby greatly expanding how Kane could lay out each installment. Each strip is on its own page so readers can relish Kane's incredible achievement. Nearly 40 years after its debut, Star Hawks still looks fresh and exciting. This first of three volumes reprints more than 300 double-sized strips and includes an introduction by Ron Goulart, with rare promotional material and a photo of Ron and Kane in their studio! IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: STARH01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x6, 320pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

We also have just one copy of the 2003 Star Hawks: The Complete Series. Signed by author Ron Goulart and limited #929 of 1000. It has just been reduced from $150 to $125. See more collections featuring the art of Gil Kane, such as the Silver Age Green Lantern, Werewolf by Night and The Incredible Hulk.

 
THE COMPLETE JAMES BOND Volume 3 Octopussy The Classic Comic Strip Collection 1966-69
Five stories 1966-69. By Jim Lawrence. Art by Yaroslav Horak. James Bond is back in action in this deluxe omnibus with four stories: Octopussy and The Hildebrand Rarity, based on the short stories by Ian Fleming, which are presented alongside The Harpies and River of Death, two unique adventures created by Jim Lawrence. This lavishly presented, high-action adventure is restored from the original Daily Express comic strips. "Adapting Bond" is the introduction by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, famed co-writers of most of the recent Bond films, including Daniel Craig's superlative Casino Royale. Titan, 2017...More.

Item Code: CIFJB03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x11, 256pg, b&w
$39.95 $34.95

Volume 1 1958-60: Doctor No and Other Stories and Volume 2 1960-66: Goldfinger and other Stories, are also in stock, same discounted price [CIFJB01H, CIFJB02H]. In the same format is Ian Fleming's James Bond: Spectre, The Complete Comic Strip Collection 1961-64. All at the same discounted price.

Almost gone (one to four copies of each are left) and on sale are the James Bond Omnibus comic strip collections, which overlap with the above larger volumes. #3-6 [JBOM03, 04, 05, 06. $19.95, your price $11.95].

 

Barbarella is Back!

 
BARBARELLA #1 Comic Set
Set of four variant covers-interior is the same--by Kenneth Rocafort, Joe Jusko, Joseph Michael Linsner & Roberta Castro. Recommended. By Mike Carey. Art by Kenan Yarar. In the 41st century, government agent Barbarella finds herself in a war zone, where the theocratic rulers of Parosia arrest and imprison her. Once she knows what the Parosians do to their own citizens Barbarella decides to make this fight her own... Jean-Claude Forest created the character of Barbarella in 1962, but it was the 1968 film starring Jane Fonda that cemented the character for all time as an icon of science fiction and the sexual revolution. We like the look of this new series, and especially the fine and each-one-different variant covers. Dynamite, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BAR01P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
$15.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BARBARELLA And The Wrath of The Minute-Eater
By Jean-Claude Forest. Adapted by Kelly Sue Deconnick. The erotic classic of the outer-space adventures of the beautiful Barbarella, now in a brand new English-language adaptation. In Book 1 (first collected in 1964), Barbarella's spaceship breaks down and she finds herself trapped on the planet Lythion. There, she has a series of adventurous, bawdy, encounters with a variety of strange beings, from robots to angels. In Book 2, "Wrath of the Minute-Eater" (first published in 1974), Barbarella's traveling Circus Delirium enters another dimension, led by the mysterious and alluring aquaman, Narval, whose machinations catapult Barbarella & Co. into a complex battle for the planet Spectra. Humanoids, 2015. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BARWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 152pg, b&w
$34.95

 

Dick Tracy Feature Books: Warehouse Find

 
DICK TRACY FEATURE BOOK #4 The Detective
Almost Gone! Warehouse find, 1982. Limited edition reprint. By Chester Gould. The very first DT Feature Book from 1937, and one of the earliest-ever DT collections as a complete comic book. With the huge popularity of Dick Tracy, Dell quickly jumped on the comics bandwagon and began collecting the daily strips. The results were these Feature Books, published by Dell Comics in 1937-38 and collecting complete or nearly complete episodes in one issue. Although the interiors were stil black & white, like the strips themselves, the covers were in glorious color and the size, 9x12, was striking for fans of the times. This is a facsimile reprinting of the original comic. Pacific Comics Club, 1982...More.

Item Code: DTDET04
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, b&w
$14.95

 
DICK TRACY FEATURE BOOK #8 The Racket Buster
Almost Gone! Warehouse find, 1982. Limited edition reprint. By Chester Gould. With the huge popularity of Dick Tracy, Dell quickly jumped on the comics bandwagon and began collecting the daily strips. The results were these Feature Books, published by Dell Comics in 1937 and 1938 and collecting complete or nearly complete episodes in one issue. Although the interiors were still black & white, like the strips themselves, the covers were in glorious color and the size, 9x12, was striking for fans of the times. This is a facsimile reprinting of the original comic. Quite violent, with a severed finger found that is traced to a gangster, Junior getting trapped in a train tank car, bad girls... Pacific Comics Club, 1982...More.

Item Code: DTRB08
Soft Cover, 8x11, 72pg, b&w
$14.95

 
DICK TRACY FEATURE BOOK #9: And The Famon Boys
Almost Gone! Warehouse find, 1982. Limited edition reprint. By Chester Gould. With the huge popularity of Dick Tracy, Dell quickly jumped on the comics bandwagon and began collecting the daily strips. The results were these Feature Books, published by Dell Comics in 1937 and 1938 and collecting complete or nearly complete episodes in one issue. Although the interiors were still black & white, like the strips themselves, the covers were in glorious color and the size, 9x12, was striking for fans of the times. This is a facsimile reprinting of the original comic. Pacific Comics Club, 1982...More.

Item Code: DTFB09
Soft Cover, 8x11, 72pg, b&w
$14.95

See our website for the entire IDW Dick Tracy reprint series, as well as a few half-price hurt copies.

 

 Coming in March and April

 
FRANK CHO'S SAVAGE WOLVERINE Artist's Edition
Frank Cho is a modern comic art master and has developed his own, unique style, one that has made him a fan favorite. This Artist's Edition collects the first five issues of The Savage Wolverine in all its glory, and, like all Artist's Editions, at full size of the original art. Fans of Cho will be fully impressed by his gorgeous art and intense action scenes--this will be an Artist's Edition you will treasure for years to come! IDW, 2018. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: FCSAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x21, 144pg, b&w
$150.00

See all of Frank's work on our website, including his signed 2013 sketchbook, Savage Beauty [FRSB01. $20]. Also Apes and Babes, Jungle Girl, Drawing Beautiful Women and several statues.

 
GOAT GETTERS JACK JOHNSON, The Fight of The Century And How A Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented Comics
By Eddie Campbell. A rip-roaring and exhaustively researched new take on the origin of the comic strip by one of the leading cartoon storytellers of our time. With more than 500 period cartoons, this illustrates how comics were developed by such luminaries as Rube Goldberg, "Tad" Dorgan, and George Herriman in the sports and lurid crime pages of the daily newspaper. This wild bunch of West Coast-based cartoonists established the dynamic anatomy and bold, tough style that continue to influence comics today, as well as their own goofy slang that enriched the popular lexicon. IDW, 2018. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: GOAGEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 320pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 
WALT DISNEY'S TREASURY OF CLASSIC TALES Volume 3
Recommended. By Frank Reilly. Art by Jesse Marsh. From the Disney vaults--fourteen more never-before reprinted Sunday comics adaptations of popular Disney animated and live-action features from the late 1950s and early 1960s, including Swiss Family Robinson, Kidnapped, 101 Dalmations, The Parent Trap, Toby Tyler, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, In Search of the Castaways, and Babes in Toyland! IDW, 2018. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: WDTC03H
Hard Cover, 12x9, 220pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Volumes 1 and 2 are in stock now, same discounted price. Volume 1 has Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Cinderella, among many others. Volume 2 includes Davy Crockett, Littlest Outlaw, Johnny Tremain, The Seven Dwarfs and the Witch Queen, Sleeping Beauty, Old Yeller, etc.

 
JOE SINNOTT EMBELLISHING LIFE Limited Edition
Recommended. By Joe Sinnott. Master illustrator Joe Sinnott's career in comic books spans over 40 years. Best known for being the premier inker at Marvel Comics, his star began to rise in the early Master illustrator Joe Sinnott's career in comic books spans over 40 years. While he is best known for being the premier inker at Marvel Comics, his star began to rise in the early 1950s at Timely as he penciled and inked a wide variety of artistic genres ranging from Western to horror, science fiction, supernatural-fantasy — and yes — superheroes. He moved over to Charlton Comics, Treasure Chest, and Dell for a time, but he eventually worked for Stan Lee at Marvel. Hermes, 2018. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: JSEMD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 256pg, Full Color
$95.00

 
JOE SINNOTT EMBELLISHING LIFE Signed
Signed bookplate! By Tim Lasiuta and Brian Peck. Art by Joe Sinnott. Master illustrator Joe Sinnott's career in comic books spans over 40 years. While he is best known for being the premier inker at Marvel Comics, his star began to rise in the early 1950s at Timely as he penciled and inked a wide variety of artistic genres ranging from Western to horror, science fiction, supernatural-fantasy — and yes — superheroes. He moved over to Charlton Comics, Treasure Chest, and Dell for a time, but he eventually worked for Stan Lee at Marvel. Hermes, 2018. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: JSEMHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 256pg, Full Color
$60.00

 

Bargain Books up to 75% Off

These books are low in stock, and may have already been marked down once. I've marked them down even further just for this listing, to clear them out to make way for new items. First come, first served.

COMIX Beyond the Comic Book Pages DVD [COMIB. $21.99 $10.99].
GHOST GEORGE CHANCE OMNIBUS Volume 1 [GHGC01. $19.95 $12.95].

LITTLE BOOK OF VINTAGE TERROR [LBVT. $5.99 $2.99].
NOCTURNALS Black Planet Hardcover Signed with Drawing [NOCTD. $100.00 $59.00].

PICTORIAL CONFESSIONS #1 [PICR01. $14.99 $9.99].
PRIDELANDS Rival Tribes [PRIDL. $20.00 $7.50].

REACHING FOR THE SKY New York 1929-1932 [RESKH. $24.95 $12.50]. SHADOW SHOW STORIES IN CELEBRATION OF RAY BRADBURY [SHSHO. $19.99 $9.99].
SUPER WEIRD HEROES Volume 1 Outrageous But Real! Hurt [SWH01HR. $39.99 $19.99].

You can see all of our discounted items on the website, under Closeouts at the end of each category (such as Artists and Illustration, Comics Related, etc).

 

Rare & Out of Print

We have two copies of the 1984 book Walt Disney's Donald Duck 50 Years of Happy Frustration. Also just listed from the DC archive editions is The Golden Age Green Lantern Volume 1.

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Mature Readers

This week we have a new issue of the low-priced Suicide Girls series, filled with pictures of hip young ladies with tats and piercings, who boldly go where few have gone before...in front of a camera sans clothes. Suicide Girls #4. Previous issues of this series are gone. We have just two left of The Suicide Girls UK Holiday DVD [UKV. $20].

And we have Heidi Klumm by Rankin, a major art book of nude photos of former model and current star of television. Like Diane Webber and Bettie Page, Heidi had no problem taking off her clothes and having fun with the camera. She smiles and dances, looks sultry and pouts, poses and teases in this extra-large, deluxe volume. This was first announced in our October catalog as a coming item, but we slipped up until now on getting it promoted here. Nonetheless it has been an exceptional seller for us given its price of $110. I've written an entirely new description now that I have seen a copy. It includes a double fold-out that is nearly five feet long, with 14 images of Heidi quickly losing her clothes until she has nothing left on.

We also have two titles from our Rare & Out of Print section. The Glamour International special Sweet Bettie two, and from Glittering Images, Diva Bondage. Also from our Bargain books: SHOT BY KERN [SHKH. $39.99 $24.99].

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Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The U.S. Postal Service always slows down in December. We recommend if you are ordering for Christmas, get your order to us by December 10th. If you are on the west coast, you can probably push it to the morning (before noon) of the 15th. But no guarantees. If you choose our RUSH SERVICE, you can order up to December 19th before noon, Pacific Standard Time. We are here every weekday 8am to 4pm if you have any questions or wish to place your order by phone.

 

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Hurt or Blemished Books

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Cullen Murphy on Fresh Air

This week I caught Terry Gross interviewing the son of John Cullen Murphy on NPR, about his new book Cartoon County [CARCH. $27]. It’s a fascinating interview about growing up with a comic strip artist for a father, in a very artistic area of the country with famous names as part of the extended family. I hadn’t realized that Cullen wrote Prince Valiant for 14 years. Hal Foster turned the art chores over to his father, John Cullen Murphy in 1970, who drew it for the next 24 years until Gary Gianni took it over. Foster continued to write it until 1980, when Cullen took over. You can listen to the entire piece here.

~Bud


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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fiction House: From Pulps to Panels, Illustration #58, Adam Hughes’ Betty and Veronica, Trina Robbins & Sax Rohmer’s Dope, The History of Marvel vs. DC, Li’l Abner, Bettie Page

Fiction House: From Pulps to Panels offers the entire history of this iconic company plus unpublished art and coverage of the many instrumental women creators there! James Montgomery Flagg is the sole feature of the new Illustration #58--it's a great issue. Also we have Adam Hughes' Betty and Veronica, Trina & Sax Rohmer's Dope, The Shadow meets Batman, Ernst Haeckel, The Little Book of Spider-Man, Slugfest: The History of Marvel vs. DC, Li'l Abner, Bettie Page...

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ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE J.M. FLAGG #58
Our Highest Recommendation. Special issue entirely on James Montgomery Flagg. This Special Issue features the brilliant work of James Montgomery Flagg, from cover to cover, profusely illustrated with original drawings, superb paintings newly scanned from the original artwork, posters, photographs, and rare tear sheets and covers from vintage magazines. From early pen & ink Life Magazine covers, circa 1908, to personal nudes, to World War II posters and into the 1950s, extraordinary work by one of the finest artists of the Golden Age of Illustration. Illustrated Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: IL58
Magazine, 8x11, 80pg, Full Color
$15.00

See all available back issues on our website. We are currently working on listing a complete set of #1-48, from the Jim Vadeboncoeur collection, issue by issue. A few are already listed in our Rare and Out of Print section. Please email customer service if you don't find what you want and they'll let you know what's available. More will be listed in the next two weeks. Most out of print issues run around $30 on the average.

We also just listed a few copies of James Montgomery Flagg in our Rare & Out of Print section.

 
FICTION HOUSE FROM PULPS TO PANELS
Our Highest Recommendation. By Mitch Maglio. Art by Matt Baker, Lou Fine et al. From sexy jungle girls to even sexier ray gun toting space women and beyond, Fiction House Comics had it all! Now for the first time the entire history of Fiction House, the leading purveyor of Good Girl art during the Golden Age of Comics, is told in a single volume! Stuffed with breathtaking cover reproductions, original artwork, dozens of cover preliminaries by Joe Doolin (!) and even full length stories. The story of one of the most successful publishers ever, from their pulp origins on, with artwork by Matt Baker, George Tuska, Lou Fine, Bob LubbersMurphy Anderson, Lily Renee and many others. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: FICHOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 300pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

This actually came in three weeks ago but our advance orders exhausted our first shipment. So rather than list it without any copies we could send out, we held off until now so we'd have them in stock for your order.

 

Comic Book Archives & Graphic Novels

 
BETTIE & VERONICA BY ADAM HUGHES Volume 1
Recommended. By Adam Hughes. It's Betty vs.Veronica! The most highly-anticipated reboot in comics history is here! Betty and Veronica are America's sweethearts - until they turn on each other! Pops' Chocklit Shoppe is being taken over by a huge coffee company. When Betty and Veronica go head-to-head over the issue, all bets are off! Friendships will shatter. Cities will burn. Nails will be broken. Betty and Veronica are back in this all-new collection from comics legend Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan)! Archie Comics, 2017...More.

Item Code: BETV01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color
$12.99

See the website for more by Adam Hughes, and more Archie and the gang.

 
SAX ROHMER'S DOPE By Trina Robbins
Highly Recommended. Foreword by C. Spike Trotman. Afterword by Colleen Doran. A talented young actress becomes fatally ensnared in London's mysterious and glittery drug culture of the early 20th century. A classic and obscure story by the famous creator of Fu Manchu, adapted into a short graphic novel in Eclipse Magazine back in 1981, and out of print ever since. Includes a fascinating, highly illustrated Afterword by Doran and a long background essay by Jon Cooke, "Sex, Drugs and The Yellow Peril,"  that puts this all in context, including a look at the "Devil Doctor in the Comics." Nudity and adult themes. Signed by Trina, Trotman and Doran. IDW, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DOPT
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 80pg, b&w
$24.99

 
SAX ROHMER'S DOPE By Trina Robbins Signed
Signed by all three contributors. Already out of print. Highly Recommended. Foreword by C. Spike Trotman. Afterword by Colleen Doran. A talented young actress becomes fatally ensnared in London's mysterious and glittery drug culture of the early 20th century. A classic and obscure story by the famous creator of Fu Manchu, adapted into a short graphic novel in Eclipse Magazine back in 1981, and out of print ever since. Includes a fascinating, highly illustrated Afterword by Doran and a long background essay by Jon Cooke, "Sex, Drugs and The Yellow Peril,"  that puts this all in context, including a look at the "Devil Doctor in the Comics." Nudity and adult themes. Signed by Trina, Trotman and Doran. IDW, 2017. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DOPTS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 80pg, b&w
$60.00

 
BATMAN & THE SHADOW The Murder Geniuses
Collects Batman/The Shadow #1-6 and stories from Batman Annual #1. By Steve Orlando and Scott Snyder. Art by Riley Rossmo. From iconic authors Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando comes the match-up of two noir heroes of the night. The Shadow was a major influence on the creation of Batman, and now appears in this powerful six-issue event, with excellent art not unlike Michael Kaluta's classic work. While investigating a murder, Batman identifies his prime suspect as Lamont Cranston... Batman is not aware Lamont's alter ego is the master detective known as the Shadow. More importantly, Cranston seems to have died over half a century ago! This looks very good!! DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: BASMGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 168pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

 
CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN By Jack Kirby
Showcase #6, 7, 11 and 12 & Challengers #1-8, 1957-59 Our Highest Recommendation. By Jack Kirby and Wally Wood. It just doesn't get much better than this in the Silver Age! Jack Kirby reinvented the superhero genre with his sprawling saga of the Fourth World—a bold storytelling vision that was decades ahead of its time. And with The Fantastic Four he and Stan Lee created the iconic superhero team. But four years earlier, with magnificent inking by Wally Wood, Jack was honing his skills on one of the greatest prototype series of all time. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: CHUN
Soft Cover, 7x11, 320pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

 
WONDER WOMAN THE GOLDEN AGE Volume 1
Highly Recommended. By William Mouton Marston. Art by Harry G. Peter. Never before at such a low price: Almost the entire first year of Wonder Woman: her first appearance in All Star #8, her first adventures beginning In Sensation Comics #1-14, her first three issues of her own title, and even her appearance in Comic Cavalcade #1. Wow, this is just a fascinating and fun collection--the young heroine travels from Paradise Island to Man's World, where she battles criminals and supervillains like Cheetah and her first nemesis, the Baroness Von Gunther. Her magic bracelets and lasso of truth stop injustice, but usually not before she is tied up--Marston's trademark. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: WWGA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 392pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See all Wonder Woman Omnibus editions and much more on the website.

 
STARSTRUCK Old Proldiers Never Die
Highly Recommended. By Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta. The continuation of Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta's classic science fiction epic, a glorious mini-series, collected here with digitally remastered art and brand new colors, more than half of the material collected here for the very first time! What does a guy do when his droid goes missing? And not just any droid, an extremely rare pleasure droid that's a dead ringer for his long-lost love! Bartender Harry Palmer--ex-rebel, ex-mercenary "proldier"--combs Rec 97, a perilous, planet-sized, vacation station, following clues and fending off enemies... IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: STOLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 176pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MICHAEL WM KALUTA STARSTRUCK Artist's Edition
Highly Recommended. By Michael Kaluta. Michael Kaluta is one of the most revered and versatile artists in comics and illustration. He is frequently recognized as the definitive artist of The Shadow, has been praised for his Lord of the Rings paintings, and illustrated the Metropolis novel. He was also part of the legendary artists' collective (along with Jeff Jones, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Berni Wrightson) known simply as THE STUDIO. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: MKSAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
$150.00

 

New from PS Artbooks

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS UNKNOWN WORLD & STRANGE STORIES FROM ANOTHER WORLD Volume 1
Collects Unknown World #1, 1952 and Strange Stories from Another World #2-5, 1952-53. Art by Robert McCarty et al. Ask yourself as you gaze at the magnificently-rendered splash page of "The Serpent Queen" with art by Bob McCarty, from the one-shot anthology Unknown World #1 (1952), "What is the significance of a leashed one-eyed snake in this panel?" This title continued with Strange Stories from Another World, for four more issues (#2 to #5), every one featuring lushly painted covers by Norman Saunders. Each also boasts one or more stories by the under-rated but fine artist Bob McCarty. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCEU01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$44.99

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS THE UNSEEN Volume 1
Collects #5-10 (#1-5), 1952-53. Highly Recommended. By Alex Toth, Nick Cardy, John Fawcette, Mike Sekowsky, John Celardo, Jack Katz, Mike Esposito & Ross Andru et al. It was the 1950's -- the Atomic Age, the Cold War, and just before the Space Race. But nothing could match the imagination, the surprise, and the chilling-of-your-spine like the great horror comics of yesteryear. Some of the best non-EC horror stories came out of tiny publisher Standard, whose all-star artist Alex Toth set a high standard for his fellows. Both Mike Ross (Mike Esposito and Ross Andru) and Mike Sekowsky offer multiple wonderful Toth-style stories, inspired by the master. Jack Katz does his over-the-top thing. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCEUN01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS Volume 2
Collects #10-14, 1953-54. Final volume. Recommended. By George Roussos, Art Saaf, John Celardo, Nick Cardy, Alex Toth, Mike Sekowsky et al. The covers alone in this baby are worth the price of admission, by George Roussos and DC mainstay Mike Sekowsky, doing his best imitation of Alex Toth! And his best was very good, as shown on several of his stories here. Also in these issues, two stories by Jack Katz, an Overstreet-identified lingerie panel, and a cannibalism story cited by T.E. Murphy's anti-comics articles. And work by Gene Fawcette (Planet Comics and Avon regular) and the other artists mentioned above. Way above average pre-code stories. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCA02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$44.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
PRE-CODE CLASSICS ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS Volume 1
Collects issues #5-9, 1952-53. Highly Recommended. By Alex Toth, George Tuska, Jerry Grandenetti, John Celardo, Ruben Moreira, Jack Katz et al. The covers alone are worth the price of admission -- three stories by Toth, Jerry Grandenetti, plus, for fans of DC's My Greatest Adventure, a beautifully drawn story by Ruben Moreira --very few pre-code comics come any better than this. The under-rated Ralph Mayo contributes too. More wild work by Jack Katz included two covers. Even a delightful little two-pager by Murphy Anderson. Really strong artwork on fun horror stories in the EC tradition. Standard Comics did not believe in #1 issues so this ten issue run begins with #5. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCA01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$44.99

 

Art Books

 
THE ART AND SCIENCE OF ERNST HAECKEL
16 pounds! Massive, in a special carrying box. Highly Recommended. By Rainer Willmann and Julia Voss. This book celebrates the scientific, artistic, and environmental importance of Haeckel's work, with a collection of prints, each a full oversized page, from his most important tomes on marine biology, including Die Radiolarien, Monographie der Medusen, Die Kalkschwämme: eine Monographie, and Kunstformen der Natur. Like a meticulous visual encyclopedia of living things, German-born Ernst Haeckel's work (1834-1919) was remarkable for its graphic precision and outright beauty, the very essence of Art Nouveau. From bats to box jellyfish, lizards to lichen, and spider legs to sea anemones, he emphasized the essential symmetries and order of nature, and found beauty in even the most unlikely of creatures. Taschen, 2017...More.

Item Code: ERNHH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x17, 600pg, Full Color
$200.00 $179.00

 
RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM
Facsimile of the legendary 1909 edition. Highly Recommended. By Omar Khayyám. Art by Edmund Dulac. "A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse — and Thou, Beside me, singing in the Wilderness," is only one of the memorable verses from Edward Fitzgerald's translation of poems by the 11th century Persian sage Omar Khayyám. This magnificent version of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám reproduces the edition published by Hodder & Stoughton in London in 1909, in which the timeless poems are accompanied by full-color images by Golden Age illustrator Edmund Dulac. Critics and collectors have long debated which book represents the peak of Dulac's career, and many agree that his affinity for Persian art makes this gloriously illustrated volume a strong contender. Calla, 2017...More.

Item Code: RUBOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 160pg, Text/Full Color
$40.00 $34.95

See our website for more classics illustrated by Edmund Dulac, and for all of our Calla books.

 

Artist’s Editions, Comics Reference

 
THE LITTLE BOOK OF THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Recommended. By Roy Thomas. For more than 50 years he's been a star of comic books, television, movies, and Broadway, and now, with 192 pages of carefully selected images and top notch narrative by veteran writer and ex-Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, here is your authoritative guide to the everyman super hero! Packed with turning points in his history, with great art by creators from Steve Ditko and John Romita, to Todd McFarlane and Alex Ross. Taschen, 2017...More.

Item Code: LBAMA
Soft Cover, 5x7, 192pg, Full Color
$9.99

More Spider-Man is on the website, including the fine comic strip collections by Stan, Larry Leiber and John Romita.

 
SLUGFEST INSIDE THE EPIC 50-YEAR BATTLE BETWEEN MARVEL AND DC
Recommended. By Reed Tucker. Slugfest is the first book to chronicle the history of this epic rivalry into a single, in-depth narrative. Complete with interviews with the major names in the industry, Slugfest reveals the arsenal of schemes the two companies have employed in their attempts to outmaneuver the competition, whether it be stealing ideas, poaching employees, planting spies, or launching price wars. The feud has never completely disappeared, and it simmers on a low boil to this day. Da Capo, 2017...More.

Item Code: SLUGH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 286pg, Text Only
$27.00

A couple other good books on the history of comics are Comic Book History of Comics [COMBB $19.99] and Comic Shop [COMSHO $26.95].

 

Comic Strip Collections

 
AL CAPP LI'L ABNER Volume 9
Including Moonbeam McSwine and Fearless Fosdick, 1951-52. Recommended. By Al Capp. At long last Li'l Abner and Daisy Mae get married in a story so big it earned the cover of Life magazine! But the course of true love never runs smoothly, especially when the newlyweds adopt Li'l Orphan Hammy. Plus, Fearless Fosdick must save the world from The Atom Bum (goodbye, world!); Daisy Mae and Moonbeam McSwine are taken captive by Sahara Sam, the Friendly Slave Dealer; and Abner falls victim to Nightmare Alice's voodoo powers. The first-ever comprehensive reprinting of the comic strip—dailies and meticulously-restored full-color Sundays. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: ALL09H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 248pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

See previous releases on our website: Volumes 7 and 8, at the same discounted price.

 
BETTIE PAGE #5 Set
Three variant covers with the same story inside. Recommended. By David Avallone. Interior art by Colton Worley. An original Bettie Page photo-cover along with covers by Joseph Michael Linsner and J. Bone. You know that thing where your flight back to NYC is interrupted so you can be debriefed at a secret government base, only to find that base under attack by giant radioactive monsters? And you can't get another flight back home until you defeat the giant radioactive monsters? Sucks, right? But our Bettie can handle it. Interesting new stories with Bettie as model and entertainer...and reluctant adventurer and heroine. Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: BP05P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
$11.99

 

Coming in January & February

 
SWORDS OF THE SWASHBUCKLERS
Collects #1-12, 1985-87, & bonus content. By Bill Mantlo. Art by Jackson Guice. Spirited teenager Domino Drake was just a normal girl... until she stumbled upon an alien artifact, acquired uncanny power, and became a beacon for intergalactic trouble! With her tabby cat Cap'n Kidd in tow, Domino joins the motley crew of the Starshadow -- a spacefaring pirate ship captained by the charismatic and fearless Raader. Imagine a young, bright-eyed girl on a galaxy-wide escapade, full of high-energy antics straight out of Guardians of the Galaxy and Pirates of the Caribbean...! Dynamite, 2018. Due Jan. ...More.

Item Code: SWOSWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 496pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 
WOMEN OF DYNAMITE Dejah Thoris J Scott Campbell Diorama Statue
By J Scott Campbell. Sculpted by Steve Kiwis. Sculpted by Steve Kiwis of Rvckvs International, the Women of Dynamite: Dejah Thoris Diorama Statue is inspired by Campbell's cover to the seminal 2010 Warlord of Mars #1 comic book. Measuring approximately 8.75 inches high, with a base measuring 9 by 6.5 inches, this cold-cast resin statue comes with gold-colored micro-link metal chain details. This highly-detailed masterpiece in three dimensions ships in a full-color display box with a Certificate of Authenticity, individually numbered as part of a limited edition run. Dynamite, 2018. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: WODDTJ
8.75" tall, Full Color
$199.99

See our website for more by Campbell, including several on-sale collections and statues.

 

Coming in March & April

 
THE ART OF HARRY ANDERSON
Highly Recommended. This beautiful new book explores the life and work of Harry Anderson, one of America's greatest illustrators. His buttery style in the difficult medium of opaque watercolor has been admired by generations of artists. He reminds me very favorably of Andew Loomis and he worked in the famous Haddon Sundblom studio in the 1940s. Now you can examine over 300 stunning illustrations reproduced from vintage magazines, family photos, and original paintings from the family's archives. This is an essential and comprehensive document of the artist's work. Illustrated Press, 2018. Due Mar. ...More.

Item Code: ARTHAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color
$44.95

Also coming from The Illustrated Press, we've just been informed we should have it in just a couple weeks (in December):

 
Due This Month!
ART OF EDWIN GEORGI
Limited, 1000. Highly Recommended. By Daniel Zimmer. This spectacular new book explores the life and work of illustrator Edwin Georgi (1896-1964).This is the first book ever on his work, yet he is one of the stand-out artists of his era, magazine illustration in the 1940s-50s. This volume is printed in full color throughout and features over 250 illustrations. The book is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, rare photographs, and published tear sheets. Illustrated Press, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: ARTEGH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 192pg, Full Color
$44.95

 
WILL EISNER'S A CONTRACT WITH GOD Curator's Collection Deluxe Signed
Signed & Limited, 125! Recommended. By Will Eisner, Dave Gibbons, Denis Kitchen, John Lind. Will Eisner's A Contract with God--one of the most influential graphic novels of all time--reproduced at 1:1 size from the original art! This deluxe slipcased, two-volume hardcover set contains full-size, full-color reproductions of Eisner's unpublished pencil layouts in one volume and his finished inked pages in the companion volume! This is limited to 125 copies only, includes a signed tip-in sheet from Will Eisner's archives and sports a unique variant slipcase design. Dark Horse, 2018. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: WEACD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 416pg, b&w
$295.00

 
WILL EISNER'S A CONTRACT WITH GOD Curator's Collection
Recommended. By Will Eisner, Dave Gibbons, Denis Kitchen, John Lind. Will Eisner's A Contract with God--one of the most influential graphic novels of all time--reproduced at 1:1 size from the original art! This deluxe slipcase, two-volume hardcover set contains full-size, full-color reproductions of Eisner's unpublished pencil layouts in one volume and his finished inked pages in the companion volume! Dark Horse, 2018. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: WEACH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 416pg, b&w
$195.00 $175.00

 
SILVER AGE CLASSICS OUT OF THIS WORLD Volume 3
Collects #11-16, 1959. Highly Recommended. By Vince Alascia, Steve Ditko et al. Back in the post-EC days of the mid-to-late 1950's and early '60's, there was really only one place to go for your SF fix when you'd exhausted DC's output for that month: Out of this World, which would of course become synonymous with the work of Steve Ditko. And now this next volume in PS's Silver Age Classics continues to reprint the whole furshlugginer run the way it should be done. PS Artbooks, 2017. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: SAOW03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99

We don't have either volumes 1 or 2 in stock yet, but were just told Volume 2 is on the way to us. Same price [SAOW02H]. We're checking on the status of Volume 1, it might have been delayed due to difficulty in getting the contents.

 

Bargain Books up to 75% Off

These books are low in stock, and may have already been marked down once. I've marked them down even further just for this listing, to clear them out to make way for new items. First come, first served.

DC BOMBSHELLS Magnet Set [DCBM. $12.95 $6.00].
ELIZABETH TAYLOR [ELITH. $14.95 $3.00].
GOLIATH Signed [GOLSD. $175.00 $85.00].

THE WORLD OF A WAYWARD COMIC BOOK ARTIST [WOWC. $19.95 $7.50].
METAMORFX The Art of Constantine Sekeris [MEFX. $22.95 $5.00].

WALT BEFORE SKEEZIX Hurt [WABSKR. $44.95 $20.00].
WALKING DEAD Coloring Book [WDCOL. $14.99 $5.00].

GLENN FABRY Sketchbook 3 [GFS03. $20.00 $7.50].
GLENN FABRY Sketchbook 3 B&W Remarqued Edition [GFS03B. $75.00 $25.00].

NECRON #3 [NECRON03. $9.99 $3.50].
WOMEN LOVING WOMEN [WOML. $19.99 $5.00].

You can see all of our discounted items on the website, under Closeouts at the end of each category (such as Artists and Illustration, Comics Related, etc).

 

Rare & Out of Print

Just in time for the holiday is The Complete Christmas Card Art of Eyvind Earle. This huge tome is an amazing collection for any Earle fan with colorful images bursting from every page.

Just added is James Montgomery Flagg, to complement your copy of Illustration Magazine 58 above. We are currently working on listing a complete set of #1-48, from the Jim Vadeboncoeur collection, issue by issue. Click here to see the list.

We just discovered one copy of the Prince Valiant Volume 1 1937 X-LG, and three copies of Prince Valiant Volume 3 1939 X-LG, which is now out of print. With these was a special edition page of Hal Foster's final Sunday page of Prince Valiant, limited to 1500 copies.

We also added a few more copies of Wally Wood's Witzend.

We have started sending out a special once-a-month email of newly added and newly discounted Rare and Out of Print Books. Click Here to receive this.

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Mature Readers

We've got the nicest Guido Crepax set you have ever seen, this week from Fantagraphics. The Complete Crepax Slipcased Set features the first two multi-story collections, oversized hardcovers in the fanciest slipcase that we've seen in some time, a two-part job that the books slide into vertically. It's a gorgeous package of some of the most wild and erotic early graphic novels to come out of Italy in the 1970s and 80s, by the artist who inspired next generation artists/writers like Milo Manara to push the envelope melding together comic art and eroticism.

Also available are the individual volumes, also in hardcover. The volumes 1 and 2 collected here, and volume 3, coming soon. All are $75, your price $65 each [CREP01H, CREP02H, CREP03H.]

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News and Notes

Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets

Missed this at the theater but just caught it the day it was released as a DVD. I loved it. Director Luc Besson has been a fan of the series since it began in the weekly French magazine Pilote. If you have seen his Fifth Element, you know the work he is capable of. However, as the extra features beautifully point out—and you should watch them all—Fifth Element was held back by the limits of technology at the time; Valerian had no such problems, and now only the imagination limits what can be done with special effects. It’s an amazing movie, including entire worlds created by ILM, WETA Workshop and Rodeo.

The two creators were on set and were like 12-year-old kids, delighted to see their 21-volume graphic novel series finally come to life. I can’t recommend enough that you see this! And of course, check out the graphic novels. Each of the earliest ones are being collected, three at a time, into The Valerian and Lauraline Complete Collections. The first three are in stock now, two more are coming soon. We also have the latest single GNs, and continue to bring in new ones as we catch up on the entire series. And The Illustrated Treasury, all about the series.

Cyber Sale

This year’s Cyber Sale went out as a special email on November 21. If you were partying hard for the holidays and missed it, you can find it here. Scroll down below the week’s new items. I can’t think of anything that has sold out yet, so you can still have some fun here. We’ve got a whole bunch of items priced under $10, many more under $20, etc.

 

The Complete H.P. Lovecraft

This bargain-priced $14.95 hardcover is finally back in stock. You can also score the same book but in a fancier binding and slipcase for $35.00, your price $29.95.

See our website for more Lovecraft, including the cool little Cthulhu statue: The Ancient One Tribute Box [CTHA. $19.95] and a wonderful full color poster of Cthulhu by Richard Luong, now on sale [39x24, CTHPO. $25, your price $17.50.] And of course the 2018 Cthulhu Calendar [CTH18. Only $11.99].

 

Cisco Kid Volumes 1 and 2

With the publication of Volume 3, we’ve brought back in these two earlier releases from 2011 and 2015. Both are on sale at $24.95, your price $15.95. I’m a big fan, the artwork here is almost unrivalled in the genre of comic strip westerns.

The Complete Screwball Comics

Announced just recently, this has been delayed until the latter part of next year.

~Bud

 

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