Thursday, August 17, 2017

Reynold Brown is back in print! Frank Frazetta’s Legacy is available again, plus Catwoman, Conan Omnibus, Billie Holiday, Boris Calendar 2018, and all six issues of The Digest Enthusiast; woodcut titles, Little Minxies, Kirby 100 and Spectrum 24! And more Bargain Books.

The long sold-out Reynold Brown is back in print, revised, with 80 additional pages. Frank Frazetta's Legacy is available again to lead off our Underwood Books File Copies. Plus Catwoman, Conan Omnibus, Billie Holiday, Boris Calendar 2018, and all six issues of The Digest Enthusiast; woodcut titles, Little Minxies, Kirby 100 and Spectrum 24! And more Bargain Books.

Underwood Books File Copies  |  Comics Related  |  The Digest Enthusiast  |  2018 Calendars
 Woodcut and Wood Engraving  |  Statues  |  Coming in August and September
Coming in October and November  | Bargain Books
Rare & Out of Print  |  Mature Readers  |  Website Index

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REYNOLD BROWN A Life in Pictures
Updated edition, limited to 1000. Our Highest Recommendation. By Daniel Zimmer. This spectacular art book explores the life and work of one of the greatest movie poster artists in Hollywood history. This whopping 304 page new edition adds 80 new pages to the original 2009 edition--which quickly sold out--and is loaded with stunning illustrations reproduced from vintage movie posters, photos, and the original paintings and drawings. This is a fine document of Reynold's work, and features images from every facet of his long career, from men's magazines to top-rated films and images we've all had imprinted on our brains, even if we didn't know they were Brown's work. Illustrated Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: REYBH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$49.95

With 80 pages more than in the first edition, out of print since it quickly sold out in 2009. This is a fine, fine book. From the same publisher, the Illustrated Press, and all with the same 1,000-copy limitations: Dean Cornwell, Jon Whitcomb, Bernie Fuchs, Shannon Sternweis, The Golden Age Volume 3, and Masters of American Illustration. And, of course, all available issues of Illustration Magazine.

 

Underwood Books File Copies

 

We just made a major purchase of Underwood Books File Copies, which include long out of print regular and deluxe editions by Frazetta, Dave Stevens and many others. This week we begin several weeks of listings with the second Frazetta book, Legacy. We have very limited numbers on these; just four of the Super Deluxe. All are as-new, perfect copies, often in shrink wrap. Many of the limited editions are low numbers, for instance we have #2, 3 and 4 of the Legacy Deluxe below.

FRANK FRAZETTA LEGACY Deluxe Signed
Signed & limited, 2500! Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. Includes German linen slipcase. Frank's health at the time of publication prevented him from signing these books, but as with Icon, each book is hand-stamped with the Frazetta seal of certification and Frank's signature. Only in this deluxe edition will you also get an additional 16 pages not in the trade edition, including two previously unpublished oils and one watercolor and 13 very rare or unpublished major b&w illustrations. These are VERY early numbers, beginning with #2. We will fill orders numerically beginning with the earliest. Underwood Books, 1999. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: FFLD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 176pg, Partial Color
$300.00

 
FRANK FRAZETTA LEGACY
First Edition. Publisher's File Copy. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. Following the amazing success of Icon, Underwood books presented their second volume with an entirely different selection of works. Same museum quality reproduction as Icon, with an equal number of paintings and drawings. 75 full page major paintings, 23 previously-unpublished, two-color pieces for an animated "Dracula", and more rare works. Also, 34 smaller color pieces, many unpublished elsewhere, and 40 b&w drawings. Underwood Books, 1999. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FFLH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Partial Color
$85.00

 
FRANK FRAZETTA LEGACY Super Deluxe
Limited, 110! Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. Signed by Danton Burroughs (ERB's grandson), who wrote the introduction; Nick MeglinMad magazine editor and Frank's life-long friend who wrote the foreword; Michael Friedlander, who contributes an article on observing the master at work; and by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. Beside the additional 16 pages, this also has an unpublished piece not in any other edition. Bound in leather. Underwood Books, 1999. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FFLSD
Hard Cover, Partial Color
$950.00

Note: on orders in the U.S., shipping is free on the Deluxe and Super Deluxe since they are $300 or more.

To tie in with Frazetta this week, we're listing several more Rare and Out of Print Frazetta titles, including hardcovers of the first Ballantine collection , Johnny Comet, Russ Cochran's oversized Thunda, and Small Wonders. We also have a couple prints in our Bargain Books section. See our website for Frazetta books, posters, a statue and more.

Also coming shortly from Underwood will be these titles we will be offering as discounted bargain books: Telling Stories: Comic Strip Art of Frank Frazetta, Women of Wonder, Shameless Art, Savage Art, Middle Earth Visions, Artists Against the War, and Strange Days. To keep up with the new listings, use ADVANCED SEARCH on our website, then search “Underwood” under the publisher category.

 

Comics Related

 
THE MANY LIVES OF CATWOMAN THE FELONIOUS HISTORY OF A FELINE FATALE
Recommended. By Tim Hanley. For more than 75 years, Catwoman has forged her own path in a clear-cut world of stalwart heroes, diabolical villains and damsels in distress. Sometimes a thief, sometimes a vigilante, sometimes neither and sometimes both, the mercurial Catwoman gleefully defies classification. Her relentless independence across comic books, television and film appearances set her apart from the rest of the superhero world. When female characters were limited to little more than romantic roles, Catwoman used her feminine wiles to manipulate Batman and escape justice at every turn. Chicago Review Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: MANLC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 295pg, Text/Full Color
$18.99 $16.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
CATWOMAN A Celebration of 75 Years
Collects Batman #1, 3, 65, 69, Lois Lane #70-71, Wonder Woman #201-202, Batman #323-324, 1980; Brave and the Bold #197, 1983; Catwoman #1,1989, #28, Solo #1, Catwoman #20 and #52, 2003 and 2006; Gotham City Sirens #1, 2009; Catwoman #35,2015; Batman '66 # Recommended. By Bill Finger, Dennis O'Neil, Len Wein et al. Art by Jerry Robinson, Kurt Schaffenberger, Darwyn Cook, Paul Dini et al. Selina Kyle gets her due in this new collection celebrating her 75 year history! Don't miss the stories that made Catwoman one of Batman's greatest foes--and one of comics' most memorable villains. DC, 2015...More.

Item Code: CAT75H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

See our other Catwoman items on our website, including the Luis Royo statue.

 
CONAN OMNIBUS Volume 3 Ancient Gods and Sorcerers
Covers by Frank Cho amd José Villarrubia. Highly Recommended. By Timothy Truman. Art by Tomás Giorello and Richard Corben. Showcasing the work of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello, this action-packed omnibus includes stories such as "The Hand of Nergal," an unfinished fragment by creator Robert E. Howard; the powerful "Black Colossus," in which Conan tries his hand at being a professional warrior; and a series of tales which detail the Cimmerian's return to his homeland and his familial roots. Superbly drawn, with some amazing work including the series of Frank Cho covers. Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: COOM03
Soft Cover, 7X10, 464pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Volumes 1 and 2 are still available [COOM01, COOM02. $24.99, your price $21.99 each]. More Conan on our website, including Robert E. Howard's Conan of Cimmeria volumes 1 & 2 in our Rare and Out of Print section.

 
BILLIE HOLIDAY
By Carlos Sampayo. Art by Jose Muñoz. Born in Philadelphia in 1915, and dead too soon in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary, even mythical, jazz singer. With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on behalf of a New York daily. Beyond the public scandals that marred the life of the star (alcohol, drugs, violence), he seeks to restore the truth, through the undertones of racism, and in the wake of the blues, the slow drift of a singer who expressed the deepest emotions in jazz. NBM. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BILHO
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 80pg
$19.99 $17.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
JOSEPHINE BAKER The Graphic Novel
By José-Louis Bocquet. Art by Catel Muller. A massive 465-page graphic novel relates the unique life of Josephine Baker (1906–1975), just 19 years old when she found herself in Paris in 1925. Overnight, the young American dancer--who often performed topless--became the idol of the Roaring Twenties, captivating Picasso, Cocteau, Le Corbusier, and Simenon. After World War II and her time in the French Resistance, Baker devoted herself to the struggle against racial segregation, publicly battling the humiliations she had for so long suffered personally. Moderate, tasteful nudity and adult situations. Self Made Hero, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: JOSB
Soft Cover, 7x9, 568pg, b&w
$22.95 $20.95

 
COMICS REVUE PRESENTS Steve Roper AUG 2017
Steve Roper cover. Recommended. By Russ Manning, Stan Lynde, Milton Caniff et al. Complete stories in this issue; Steve Roper from1956; Krazy Kat by George Herriman from 1935; The Phantom by Lee Falk and Sy Barry from 1962, and Rick O'Shay from 1975. Plus the latest serial installments of Buz Sawyer by Roy CraneModesty Blaise by Peter O'Donnell and RomeroFlash Gordon by Mac Raboy and Harry Harrison, Alley Oop by Hamlin,Tarzan by Russ Manning, Gasoline Alley, Steve Canyon. Includes a section of full color Sunday Pages, two per page, including Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts, very fine work. Manuscript Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: CR0817
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
$19.95

We have back issues back to 2015, so you can get started with all the serial stories.

 

The Digest Enthusiast

 
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 1
January, 2015. Recommended. Interviews with Phyllis Galde (Fate magazine), Gordon Van Gelder (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and Matthew Turcotte (Archie digest collector); articles on Galaxy Science Fiction, the girlie digests of Myron Fass, 1950s newspaper/crime digest The Big Story, fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard Krauss and Joe Wehrle, Jr.; reviews of Fate #725, Fate trading cards, Paperback Parade #85 and Coronet June 1950; and Rob Imes‘ In Defense of Digests, an outstanding and informative overview of the entire history of digests. Larque Press, 2015...More.

Item Code: DIGE01
Soft Cover, 5x8, 116pg, Text/b&w
$10.00

 
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 2
June, 2015. Recommended. Explore the world of digest magazines. Interviews with Steve Darnall (Nostalgia Digest, Those Were the Days, Radio's Golden Age), Gary Lovisi (Gryphon Books, Paperback Parade) and Robert Lopresti (Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazines, Mike Shayne); articles on Borderline (James Dean & Vampira), The Mysterious Traveler Magazine (Robert Arthur & David Kogan), Mister No comics digest, H.L Gold's Beyond Fantasy Fiction, Australia's Action and Leisure Pulp Crime Digests and Archie Comics Digests. Larque Press, 2015...More.

Item Code: DIGE02
Soft Cover, 5x8, 152pg, Text/b&w
$10.00

 
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 3
Recommended. Edited by Richard Krauss. Includes nearly 100 cover images. Interview with Heather Jacobs (Big Fiction); profile of Timothy Green Beckley (Fate, Beyond, etc.); articles on Beyond, Super-Science Fiction, Diabolik, Dashiell Hammett digests, Gunsmoke, Dope Fiends trading cards; fiction by Ron Fortier, Gary Lovisi, Joe Wehrle Jr.; and reviews of Weasels Ripped My Flesh!Where Stories Dwell, The Man From Mars, The Executioner: Border Offensive, A Blonde for Murder, Popular Fiction Periodicals, Manhunt Dec. 1953, Children's Digest Spring 1972, Fate #727. Larque Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: DIGE03
Soft Cover, 5x8, 150pg, Text/b&w
$10.00

 
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 4
January, 2016. Recommended. Edited by Richard Krauss. Interviews: Art Taylor (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine), Editors: Alec Cizak (Pulp Modern), Jennifer Landels (Pulp Literature), John Kenyon (Grift Magazine), Kristen Valentine (Betty Fedora) and Sheri White (Morpheus Tales) on the new generation of digital digests. Articles: Suspense Magazine and suspense novels by Richard Krauss, Galaxy Novels by Steve Carper, Galaxy Magabooks by Gary Lovisi, Criswell Predicts: Fate & Spaceway by Tom BrinkmannShock Mystery Tales by Peter EnfantinoPocket Pin-Ups trading cards by Richard Krauss. Larque Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: DIGE04
Soft Cover, 5x8, 152pg, Text/b&w
$10.00

 
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 5
January, 2017. Recommended. Edited by Richard Krauss. Interview with Bill CriderNews DigestJustice: Amazing Detective Mysteries, Worlds of Fantasy, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman Jr., Ellery Queen Selects, Marvel Science Stories, Digest Magazine Checklists, Magazine of Horror, RAWL: Writing for Publication, and fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard L. Kellogg and Joe Wehrle Jr. Includes nearly 100 cover images. Cover by Joe Wehrle. Larque Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: DIGE05
Soft Cover, 5x8, 150pg, Text/b&w
$10.00

 
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 6
June, 2017. Recommended. Edited by Richard Krauss. Interviews with Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine's B.K. Stevens and Analog/Asimov's Edd Vick; articles on Manhunt, Sharon Tate's FateBrian Aldiss‘ Hothouse series in F&SF, Bob Hope's They Got Me Covered, and International SF; reviews of Digest Dolls and Weirdbook #34; and fiction from Lesann Berry, Alec Cizak, and Joe Wehrle, Jr. Illustrations and cartoons by Brad W. Foster, Michael Neno, Bob Vojtko, and Joe Wehrle, Jr. Cover by the noted comics artist Brian Buniak. Includes over 75 cover images. Larque Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: DIGE06
Soft Cover, 5x8, 150pg
$10.00

 

2018 Calendars

 
BORIS VALLEJO & JULIE BELL Fantasy 2018 Calendar
Highly Recommended. By Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. The beloved and perennially bestselling calendar that fantasy lovers look forward to year after year. Thirteen vivid, all-new paintings by the husband-and-wife team of Boris Vallejo, and Julie Bell. Allow yourself to fall headfirst into an extraordinary, imaginative world where a haloed Bride of Night confronts a reptilian beast; a nymph and a leopard commune in the mountains; and a warrior queen rides sword-first into combat. Each detail is meticulously painted and totally compelling, down to the tiniest features of the surreal, dreamy landscapes. Workman, 2017...More.

Item Code: BVJB18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.99

See our website for all 2018 calendars in stock. Just arrived, too late to include here, is the Virgil Finlay Calendar. Check it out, it's really cool. Superb b&w reproduction of many of his finest pieces. Full details next week.

 

Woodcut and Wood Engraving

 
RAVILIOUS & CO The Pattern of Friendship
By Andy Friend. Introduction by Alan Powers. Eric Ravilious was one of the best-known twentieth-century British artists, but this is also a biography of the group of fellow creators with whom he associated--men and women who inspired, challenged, and influenced one another--from their student days up through the Second World War. For many, his watercolors capture the spirit of midcentury England, as do his wood-engraved works, recalling the work of Lynd Ward and Clare Leighton. Here are his fellow students at the Royal College of Art such as Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Enid Marx, Percy Horton, Peggy Angus, and Helen Binyon. Thames & Hudson, 2017...More.

Item Code: RAVILH
Hard Cover, 7x9, 336pg, Partial Color
$40.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
LYND WARD Six Novels in Woodcuts
Two Volumes in Slipcase. Highly Recommended. From the eve of the Great Depression to the start of World War II, Lynd Ward (1905-1985) observed the troubled American scene through the double lens of a politically committed storyteller and a visionary graphic artist. His medium--the wordless "novel in woodcuts"--was his alone, and he quickly brought it from bold iconographic infancy to subtle and still unrivalled mastery. Library of America, 2010...More.

Item Code: LYNSH
Hard Cover, 5x8, 1534pg, b&w
$70.00 $59.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ILLUSTRATED By Lynd Ward
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Robert Dance. Published to accompany the exhibition "Illustrated by Lynd Ward, From the Collection of Robert Dance," on view at the Grolier Club November 19 2015-January 16 2016. Probably in a limited printing. Expensive, but a rare glimpse at some fine and very scarce Ward pieces, some from the original artwork. 246 bibliographic entries, 36 color and b&w reproductions. Impermanent & Grolier, 2015...More.

Item Code: ILLWA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Text/Partial Color
$55.00 $35.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
GODS' MAN A Novel in Woodcuts By Lynd Ward Signed
Closeout Price! Signed by Barry Moser & numbered, 300! By Lynd Ward. Preface by Barry Moser. Gods' Man is a wordless novel by American artist Lynd Ward (1905-1985) first published in 1929. In 139 captionless woodblock prints it tells the Faustian story of an artist who signs away his soul for a magic paintbrush. Gods' Man was the first American wordless novel, and is seen as a precursor of, and influence on, the development of the graphic novel. Each image moves the story forward by an interval Ward chooses to maintain story flow. Centipede, 2015...More.

Item Code: GODSMD
Hard Cover, 7x11, 318pg, b&w
$95.00 $49.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ENGLISH WOOD-ENGRAVING 1900-1950
Recommended. By Thomas Balston, Eric Gill, Clare Leighton, John Buckland-Wright, Joan Hassall et al. At the turn of the twentieth century the art of wood-engraving enjoyed a flourishing revival among English artists. These works were so different from their predecessors, in both design and technique, that they formed a new branch of the art. This showcases five decades' worth of magnificent wood engravings. Dover, 2015...More.

Item Code: ENGW
Soft Cover, 8x11, 84pg, b&w
$12.95

You'll find more interesting books on the woodcut on our website.

 

Statues

 
LITTLE MINXIES KABUKI Statue
Numbered, 500! Recommended. By David Mack and Clayburn Moore. David Mack's beautiful assassin Kabuki is captivatingly coy as the third release in CS Moore Studio's Little Minxies Statues. It's a sweetly sexy pinup interpretation of the dark and moody ninja warrior. Standing 8 inches tall, Kabuki not-so-carefully hides her sickle behind her back as she entices you near with her enchanting “come hither” eyes. For an affordable price, this limited edition (just 500, each one numbered!) cold-cast porcelain statuette is a must for Kabuki and pin-up fans everywhere! Full color illustrated box. 8/17/2017 16:13...More.

Item Code: LMKAB
8" tall, Full Color
$49.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
LITTLE MINXIES APHRODITE IX Statue
Closeout Price! Numbered, 3000! By Manuel Carrasco and Clayburn Moore. Top Cow Productions' Aphrodite IX joins Moore Studio's line of sweetly sexy, curvaceous cuties known as Little Minxies. Little Minxies are super-curvy, ultra gorgeous pinup interpretations of favorite characters! Standing 8 inches tall, Aphrodite IX has her gun raised and is ready for trouble. CS Moore, 2014...More.

Item Code: LMA
8" tall, Full Color
$54.95 $24.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
LITTLE MINXIES SINFUL SUZI Statue
Closeout Price! Numbered, 3,000! By Joseph Michael Linsner and Clayburn Moore. The debut statue in a new line of sweetly sexy, curvaceous cuties known as Little Minxies. The first in the line of vinyl figurines is Joseph Michael Linsner's seductive but devilish pin-up girl. Little Minxies are super-curvy pinup interpretations of favorite characters--and some original creations to come! CS Moore, 2013...More.

Item Code: LMSS
8" tall, Full Color
$44.95 $24.95

 

Coming in August & September

 
KIRBY 100 Hardcover
Limited, 1000. Includes extra 16-page section. Highly Recommended. Art by Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Drew Friedman et al. Edited by John Morrow and Jon B. Cooke. The party starts here! TwoMorrows and the Jack Kirby Collector magazine celebrate Jack Kirby's 100th birthday in style with the release of KIRBY100, a full-color visual holiday for the King of comics! It features an all-star line-up of 100 comics pros who critique key images from Kirby's 50-year career, admiring his page layouts and storytelling skills, and lovingly reminiscing about their favorite characters and stories. Featured are Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Drew Friedman, Walter Simonson, John Byrne, Joe Sinnott, Steve Rude, Adam Hughes, Wendy Pini, John Romita Sr., Dave Gibbons, P. Craig Russell, and dozens more of the top names in comics. TwoMorrows, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: KIR100H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 240pg
$45.95

 
KIRBY 100
Highly Recommended. Art by Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Drew Friedman et al. Edited by John Morrow and Jon B. Cooke. The party starts here! TwoMorrows and the Jack Kirby Collector magazine celebrate Jack Kirby's 100th birthday in style with the release of KIRBY100, a full-color visual holiday for the King of comics! It features an all-star line-up of 100 comics pros who critique key images from Kirby's 50-year career, admiring his page layouts and storytelling skills, and lovingly reminiscing about their favorite characters and stories. Featured are Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Drew Friedman, Walter Simonson, John Byrne, Joe Sinnott, Steve Rude, Adam Hughes, Wendy Pini, John Romita Sr., Dave Gibbons, P. Craig Russell, and dozens more of the top names in comics. TwoMorrows, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: KIR100
Soft Cover, 224pg, Full Color
$34.95 $29.95

 
INK & PAINT The Women of Walt Disney's Animation
By Mindy Johnson. From the earliest black-and-white Alice Comedies to the advent of CAPS and digital animation, meet the pioneering women who brought hand rendered animated stories to vibrant, multicolored life at Walt Disney Studios and beyond. Extensively researched with the full support of the entire Walt Disney Studios archival resources, plus a multitude of private collections, firsthand accounts, newly discovered materials, and production documentation, as well as never-before-seen photography and artwork, this essential volume redefines the collective history of animation. Disney Editions Deluxe, 2017. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: INKPH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 384pg, Full Color
$60.00 $49.95

 
WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK Volume 9 & 10 Set
The Pixilated Parrot & Terror of The Beagle Boys. By Carl Barks. Sea monsters, millionaires, spies, and the first appearance of the Beagle Boys. Full-length Four-Color adventures take the ducks to the Riviera in "Dangerous Disguise," to Loch Ness with Uncle Scrooge in "No Such Varmit," and to "Old California" in Barks' own favorite adventure! Plus twelve more "10-page" stories from Walt Disney's Comics and Stories. The latest volume of Carl Barks's internationally beloved Donald Duck comics. And that's just in Volume 10! Fantagraphics, 2017. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: WDCHP03
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 

Coming in October & November

 
SPECTRUM Volume 24
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by John Fleskes. This volume features over 500 works by more than 300 diverse visionaries, including Julie Bell, Brom, Rovina Cai, Terry Dodson, Cory Godbey, J. Anthony Kosar, Anita Kunz, Dave McKean, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz, David Palumbo, Forest Rogers, Dan dos Santos, and Allen Williams. Spectrum 24 continues the freshness and excellence that was established twenty-four years ago. Flesk, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: SPE24
Soft Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$35.00 $29.95

 
SPECTRUM Volume 24 Hardcover
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by John Fleskes. This volume features over 500 works by more than 300 diverse visionaries, including Julie Bell, Brom, Rovina Cai, Terry Dodson, Cory Godbey, J. Anthony Kosar, Anita Kunz, Dave McKean, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz, David Palumbo, Forest Rogers, Dan dos Santos, and Allen Williams. Spectrum 24 continues the freshness and excellence that was established twenty-four years ago. Flesk, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: SPE24H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$45.00 $39.95

See available back volumes of Spectrum on our website. Volume 23 hardcover is now out of print and we have just five copies left. Volumes 23, 22 and 21 remain available in softcover, at the same price.

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS Volume 1
Collects issues #5-9, 1952-53. Recommended. By John Celardo, Alex Toth, Jerry Grandenetti, Ruben Moreira et al. The covers alone are worth the price of admission -- Alex Toth, Jerry Grandenetti, plus, for fans of DC's My Greatest AdventureRuben Moreira --very few pre-code comics come any better than this. Standard Comics did not believe in #1 issues. They were convinced that comics sold better if they appeared to have been around for a while, and therefore they started all their horror titles with #5, each lasting about ten issues worth of usually well-done E.C. imitations. PS Artbooks, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

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

 
ABSOLUTE JUSTICE LEAGUE The World's Greatest Superheroes
By Paul Dini. Art by Alex Ross. Paul Dini, the Emmy Award-winning producer of Batman Beyond, joins forces with superstar illustrator Alex Ross to create six original graphic novels starring The World's Greatest Superheroes! Beautifully painted and meticulously true to character!  Years out of print, these six stories are now collected in a massive oversize absolute edition: Superman: Peace on Earth, Batman: War on Crime, Shazam!: Power of Hope, Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth, JLA: Secret Origins and JLA: Liberty and Justice. DC, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: ABSJLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 500pg, Full Color
$75.00 $59.00

 
CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH AND THE ART OF THE FOUR
By Roger Billcliffe. This new work presents the most coherent story to date of this important group, concentrating on the entirety of their artistic imagery and output, far beyond the best known work of the 1890s, and charting the constantly changing relationships between the artists and their work. The Glasgow Style is the name given to the work they would help pioneer, as part of the young designers and architects working in Glasgow from 1890–1914. At its centre were four young friends who trained at Glasgow School of Art; – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Herbert MacNair, Margaret Macdonald and Frances Macdonald. Francis Lincoln, 2017. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: CHRMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x12, 304pg, Full Color
$60.00 $49.95

 

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.

ART OF STEPHEN HICKMAN Empyrean Signed [ARTSHH. $39.95 $24.95].
FRANK FRAZETTA'S The Adventures of the Snow Man [FFASH. $14.99 $9.99].

FRAZETTA BERSERKER Print With Canvas Texture [FRABPR. $32.00 $20.00].
FRAZETTA VAMPIRELLA Print With Canvas Texture [FRAVPR. $32.00 $20.00].

COMIC BOOK CREATOR #9 The Energizing Art of Joe Staton [CBCR09. $8.95 $4.95].
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #12 Howard Cruse/Jack Kirby [CBCR12. $8.95 $4.95].

COMICS JOURNAL LIBRARY Volume 9 Zap Interviews [CJL09. $35.00 $19.95].
DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL Volume 1 [DAS01. $19.99 $11.99].

ALVARADO'S PIN-UP NUDES [ALVPH. $34.99 $19.99].
SLEAZY STAGS, AMERICAN STYLE DVD [SLST. $29.95 $18.95].

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

Including the Frank Frazetta items we have listed above, we also have THE ULTIMATE TRIUMPH The Heroic Fantasy World of Robert E. Howard. Also by Robert E. Howard is Conan of Cimmeria volumes 1 & 2, with artwork by Mark Schultz (vol. 1) and Gary Gianni (vol. 2).

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Behaving Madly, a funny and fascinating look at Mad’s imitators. Valerian Illustrated Treasury, Alan Lee, Voluptuous Terrors, Artist’s Editions, Monstermen, Elric, Jerry Robinson, Kirby, Schomberg, Moebius, Frank Godwin’s Connie, and Martin’s Mystery Knight. Plus: Eisner Winners, Canadian Whites, and Fiction House: Pulps to Panels update.

From Yoe Books: Behaving Madly, a funny and fascinating look at Mad's imitators. Valerian Illustrated Treasury, Alan Lee, Voluptuous Terrors, Artist's Editions, Monstermen, Elric, Jerry Robinson, Kirby, Schomberg, Moebius, Frank Godwin's Connie, and George R.R. Martin's Mystery Knight. Plus: Eisner Winners, Canadian Whites, and Fiction House: Pulps to Panels update.

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BEHAVING MADLY HC
Our Highest Recommendation. By Steve Ditko, Jack Davis, Basil Womverton, Russ Heath, Jack Kirby, Joe Maneely et al. When “Mad” was turned into a magazine in 1954, every publisher and his uncle came up with his own version, often using the same talented creators!! 200 pages of never before reprinted material! Looking for a little more excitement in your life? Get mad and get Snafu, Lunatickle, Cockeyed, Crazy, Thimk, Frenzy, Frantic, Loco, Panic, and Zany, too! Besides the names above, also here are Bill Elder, John Severin, Al Jaffee, Ross Andru, Joe Kubert, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Lee Elias, and many others. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: BEHMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 208pg, b&w
$34.99 $29.99

There's no full collections of early Mad in print right now, though we do have the original Russ Cochran's Complete EC Mad Library, with issues #1-24. Just one copy in stock in Rare Books for $325. But we also have the Original Idiots collections of Davis, Wood and Elder Mad work, both individually and combined in a slipcase; The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein, regular and deluxe signed edition; and Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad by Bill Schelly. So we're not totally bereft of Mad-ening goodies

And the greatest imitation of them all, EC's own sister title Panic, is available in the Dark Horse Archives series. Volume 1 is in stock [ECP01H. $49.99, your price $39.99]. Volume 2 is just now being announced for publication in October.

 

Art Books

 
VALERIAN THE ILLUSTRATED TREASURY
The Universe of Valerian and Laureline. Highly Recommended. By Pierre Christin. Art by Jean-Claude Mézières. Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets introduced audiences to a future populated by weird and wonderful aliens and laced with incredible futuristic technology. Now discover the universe of the original Valerian and Laureline albums! Information on key locations (including Central Point), transport, galactic anomalies and a timeline of the major events in the series, all richly illustrated. Plus the alien races and characters, friendly and hostile, as well as a special section on the ever-popular Shingouz. Titan, 2017...More.

Item Code: VALITH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 93pg, Full Color
$34.95 $29.95

See our website for the three Valerian Complete Collections, and several newer individual volumes.

 
BLACK SHIPS BEFORE TROY
The Story of THE ILIAD. Winner Kate Greenaway Medal. By Rosemary Sutcliff. Art by Alan Lee. This stunning children's (and all-ages) version of The Iliad by the award-winning Rosemary Sutcliff and Alan Lee was first published in 1993 and is being republished now in a beautiful new edition. Its rich illustration will look familiar to Lord of the Rings fans, as Lee was the conceptual artist for the amazing Peter Jackson films. Featuring the stories of heroes Ajax, Achilles and Penthesilea (the Amazon Queen), this is high adventure at its best, with full color paintings on nearly every page. Wrap-around cover. Frances Lincoln, 2017...More.

Item Code: BLKSH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 128pg, Full Color
$19.99

Alan Lee's artwork is also in Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome. We have just one hardcover left [FEARTH. $24.99] and four softcovers [FEART. $14.99].

 
IT'S ALIVE! CLASSIC HORROR AND SCI-FI MOVIE POSTERS FROM THE KIRK HAMMETT COLLECTION
Recommended. Edited by Daniel Finamore. One of the world's premier collections of horror and sci-fi movie posters amassed, not altogether surprisingly, by the dark mind of Metallica's lead guitarist, Kirk Hammett. Before Kirk Hammett assumed the heavy metal mantle of one of the most successful and beloved bands in rock history, he was a geek for the imaginative universe of horror. This generously illustrated book highlights the finest examples from Hammett's personal collection—an astonishing trove of horror and sci-fi film posters that span the history of the genre. Peabody Essex Museum, 2017...More.

Item Code: ITALH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 120pg, Full Color
$30.00 $24.95

 
VOLUPTUOUS TERRORS 120 Horror & Sci-Fi Film Posters From Italy
Recommended. Edited by G.H. Janus. 120 film posters by a wide range of acclaimed Italian artists, created for both indigenous and foreign-language (some U.S.) film productions. Classic science fiction and pulp horror in full-color, full-page reproductions showcasing exploitation horror films unique to Italy. From the post-war period through to the 1980s, compositions almost invariably included curvaceous female figures in jeopardy, juxtaposed with the iconography of fantasy and terror. Minor nudity, major violence. Deicide Press, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: VOLTE
Soft Cover, 8x11, 128pg, Full Color
$29.95 $26.95

This is so closely related to the Italian comic book scene and their outrageous covers, we have to mention the two Sex and Horror titles, each featuring one of the masters of cover art. And see our website for more collection of vintage Poster Art.

 

Artist Editions & San Diego Con Exclusive Variants

 
JACK KIRBY FOREVER PEOPLE Artist's Edition Variant Cover
Almost Gone! Limited to 100! San Diego Con Exclusive Recommended. By Jack Kirby. Now out of print from the publisher; this and Beta-Ray Bill are the only variant editions we've ever gotten from IDW; they are always show exclusives strictly available from the publisher. The cover is a self-portrait of Jack. We have just five copies as I write this. Continuing IDW's yearlong celebration of the centennial of Jack "King" Kirby's birth! Jack Kirby's classic Fourth World Epic told the story of a group of New Gods sent to Earth to oppose Darkseid. Featuring Beautiful Dreamer, Big Bear, Moonrider, and others, this was Kirby's take on super-powered flower children! Includes #1, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, with nearly all pages scanned from the originals. IDW, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: JKFPAEHV
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 160pg, b&w
$175.00

 
WALTER SIMONSON'S THE MIGHTY THOR The Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist's Edition Variant Cover
Almost Gone! Limited to 100 with a variant cover. San Diego Con Exclusive. By Walter Simonson. A special edition of this Artist's Edition, not normally available to us, reserved only for the publisher's own sales. We only have five copies. Collects The Mighty Thor #349-354.  The fate of Earth and Asgard hang in the balance as Thor, Beta Ray Bill, and tons of guest-stars battle Surtur and his horde of invading demons! The second Thor Artist's Edition by the legendary comics' creator Walter Simonson offers you the entire story--and from the original artwork, full size and scanned to capture every detail on every page! IDW, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: WSMTAEHV
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 160pg, b&w
$175.00

 
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Artisan Edition
By Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. All the art, from the original art pages, to the first issue of one of the most important comic books--and success stories--of the last 35 years! Scanned directly from the original art, mimicking the experience of the original hand drawn page, and also collecting all the preliminary layouts (also hand drawn) by the creators of what has been called "this generation's Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck." Rounding out the volume is a gallery of bonus model pages, sketches, promotional pages. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: TMNTAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 144pg, b&w
$39.99 $34.99

 
SPAWN VAULT EDITION
Almost Gone! Signed by Todd McFarlane By Todd McFarlane. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Spawn, Todd McFarlane has opened his personal vault and is collecting the first seven issues of Spawn direct from the original art. 
 Never-before-published original art boards in a new oversized (12.25"x 17.25") hardcover book. Included in this special SIGNED edition, are extra surprises from Todd: Randomly selected books will include an inserted one-of-a-kind sketch by Todd McFarlane. Already out of print, so we may have just our very small initial stock. Image, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: SPAVEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 200pg, b&w
$175.00

FYI, we have just five each of the two variant editions, and just four of Spawn, which is also out of print and was not announced as having a signature. Act accordingly.

 

Comic Book Archives

 
MONSTERMEN And Other Scary Stories
Now in Softcover. Highly Recommended. By Gary Gianni. Introduction by Michael Chabon. Gary Gianni's occult detective series The MonsterMen, first published as backups in Hellboy, is collected here in its entirety in an entirely new softcover edition--it was first done in hardcover in 2012. Well-known for his run on the syndicated newspaper comic strip Prince Valiant and many special projects, here Gianni gives us five complete Monstermen comic book stories, plus illustrated prose stories based on works by Robert E. Howard, William Hope Hodgson, and Clark Ashton Smith! Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: MONSTE
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 168pg, b&w
$19.99 $16.99

See Gary's Seven Kingdoms Sketchbook below, and his other books on our website.

 
THE MICHAEL MOORCOCK LIBRARY Volume 5
Elric The Vanishing Tower Recommended. By Roy Thomas. Art and Introduction by Jan Duursema. Adapted from the original book by Michael Moorcock. With his reluctant companion Moonglum in tow, the albino emperor embarks upon a perilous quest in search of the dark sorcerer Theleb K'aarna. But in order to achieve his goal, he must first prove himself against the many horrors of the Young Kingdoms and form an unlikely pact with the beautiful and mysterious Myshella, the Empress of the Dawn. Collects the six issues published by First Publishing in 1987. Titan, 2017...More.

Item Code: MMEM05H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 168pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

See our website for previous volumes and other Elric series, and also Elric: The Balance Lost Vols 1-3, now all at half price while supply lasts: only two each of #1&2 are left, 5 of #3: [ELR01, ELR02, ELR03. $14.99, your price $7.50 each].

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS Out of The Shadows Volume 1
Limited, 1,700! Collects #5-10, 1952-53. Highly Recommended. By Alex Toth, Reed Crandall, George Tuska, Grandenetti, Andru, et al. For a minor title, this has an all-star line-up of artists! Standard Comics did not believe in #1 issues--they started all their horror titles with #5. But what titles--these were above-average in both art and story, and good, solid storytelling. Their titles included The UnseenAdventures into Darkness & and this-- each lasted just ten issues or so. All well done E.C. imitations. Alex Toth is brilliant here; Reed Crandall does two stories (noted in his new bio), Jack Katz (The First Kingdom) is bizarre and fun. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCOS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color
$59.99

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS NIGHTMARE Volume 1
Limited, 300! Collects #3, 1953 and #10-13, 1953-54. Recommended. By Kinstler, Kubert, Toth, Murphy Anderson, Colan, Matt Baker et al. Artists include Everett Raymond Kinstler, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Murphy Anderson, Gene Colan, Bernie Krigstein, Matt Baker (doing a horror cover, no less!), George Tuska and Bob Powell (2 stories). Here are adaptations of Poe's "Hop-Frog" and "The Black Cat," a Kubert bondage cover, and a cannibalism story! St. John was a mid-sized comics publisher with a varied list of titles, best known for above average material but especially for the superb romance comics by Matt Baker. In June 1952 they joined the horror binge with this short run title. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCN01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color
$59.99

We have 49 different Pre-Code Classics titles & volumes in stock, a great many on sale. Check them all out online: sort by price to see all the sale titles first.

 

Comic Book Artists

 
JERRY AND THE JOKER: ADVENTURES AND COMIC ART
Highly Recommended. By Jerry Robinson, with notes by Jens Robinson. In this memoir, penned by the late Jerry Robinson in his final years, he tells the story of a seventeen-year-old college hopeful who became the artist on Detective Comics, and later Batman, shares his thoughts on creating the Joker as the first super villain, and relates the celebrity-studded journeys that a long life in comics afforded him. Jerry was one of the very few Golden Age artists to save his original art--so here are never before published and rarely seen originals from the likes of Detective Comics #76 and Batman #14 and cover artwork featuring Batman, Robin, and the Joker. Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: JERJH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 152pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $30.99

See our website for more Jerry Robinson.

 
KIRBY KING OF COMICS (ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
Highly Recommended. By Mark Evanier. Introduction by Neil Gaiman. Almost everything that was different about comic books began in the 1940s on the drawing table of Jack Kirby. This is his story by one who knew him well—Mark Evanier. Originally issued in 2008, Kirby: King of Comics was the first overview of the legendary comic book creator's career. It is now available in a smaller, more affordable package, revised and expanded for Kirby's centennial. Abrams Comicarts, 2017...More.

Item Code: KIRKC
Soft Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Partial Color
$24.99

 

Back in Stock

 
THRILLING COMIC BOOK COVER ART OF ALEX SCHOMBURG
Back in stock. Highly Recommended. By J. David Spurlock. Thrilling, Wonder, Captain America, America's Best, Marvel, Exciting, StartlingAlex Schomburg produced the most dazzling array of high-quality comic-book covers in the Golden Age of American Comics. Stan Lee said, "Alex Schomburg was to comic books what Norman Rockwell was to The Saturday Evening Post." This book collects, for the first time, a host of tantalizing Schomburg treasures in one volume. Superheroes, jungle girls, robots, wild animals, and space travelers abound in these romantic and nostalgic Pop-Art icons of the bygone WWII era. Vanguard, 2005...More.

Item Code: THRCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color
$34.95

 
THE EYES OF THE CAT
Recommended. By Moebius & Jodorowsky. This is a very special graphic story, told with almost no words. It was the very first collaboration between Jodorowsky and Moebius, done purely for the love of the project and for no pay whatsoever. The original edition was distributed for free, but soon it was pirated and today they sell for 100 Euros (about $150). The story features a sightless monk and a powerful, predatory eagle flying through a deserted city, Directed by the monk, it is looking for new eyes for his master. There are no panels, each page is a full, finely detailed drawing printed in black on striking yellow paper. Humaniods, 2016...More.

Item Code: EYECH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 60pg, Full Color
$34.95 $29.95

See our website for all available Moebius collections, including Rare Books, Edena, Madwoman of the Sacred Heart, the adult Angel Claws, and work in the sale-priced Someday Funnies. Only eight copies remain in stock:

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THE SOMEDAY FUNNIES
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Michel Choquette. Art by Moebius, Barry Windsor-Smith, Jack Kirby, Russ Heath, Vaughn Bode, Jeffrey Jones. I'm totally blown away, Imagine a time capsule from 1975, with all the best comics artists doing original strips--packed away until now. Never published.This is it--comic strips created in the early 1970s by world-famous artists and writers such as C. C. Beck, René Goscinny, Harvey Kurtzman, Art Spiegelman, Frank Brunner, Gray Morrow, and Gahan Wilson. And written by Archie Goodwin, Steve Englehart and a ton of other creators. All original one and two page--oversized page--strips about the recently past 1960s of drugs, rebellion, music... Abrams, 2011. Mature Readers. Note: Copies may have slight bump....More.

Item Code: SMEH
Hard Cover, 12x16, 216pg, Full Color
$55.00 $27.50

 

Connie by Frank Godwin

 
CONNIE 1 & 2 SET
Five episodes, 1936-38. Highly Recommended. By Frank Godwin. Frank Godwin's Connie, produced in the 1930s for the Ledger Syndicate, was groundbreaking in many ways. Its heroine was a woman of action who roamed the Earth and even explored space. Godwin's magnificent art drew from the pulp magazine sci-fi design of the day, creating futuristic machinery and fantastic creatures with equal ease. Pulished in 2010, we were pleased to find these still available and now at an exclusive sale price. Two book set, the first with four episodes: The Unseen Avenger, The Kimberly Curse, Race to Yucatan, and Death In Stone, and the second with one long story, The Menace of Mo Tung. Pacific Comics Club, 2010...More.

Item Code: CON01P
Soft Cover, 7x8, 160pg, b&w
$29.90 $14.95

 
CONNIE 3 & 4 SET
The Four Science Fiction Episodes, 1939. Highly Recommended. By Frank Godwin. If you never read another Connie, this is the one not to miss. This is the famous sci-fi sequence, where Connie and her friends blast off into space and find alien races and, more surprisingly, other earth people on Venus and the moons of Saturn. Godwin's beautiful line drawings (he later did the same beautiful work on Rusty Riley, after a long career in the slick magazines and advertising art), and his depiction of 1930s-era sci-fi, make this a must-have classic.Two book set with four stories: Captives of the space PiratesMaster of the Jovian Moons, Battle for Titan and Predators of Polaria. Pacific Comics Club, 2009...More.

Item Code: CON02P
Soft Cover, 7x8, 140pg, 110pg, b&w
$29.90 $14.95

 

2018 Calendars

 
ECHO CHERNIK MUSE 2018 Calendar Signed
Signed! By Echo Chernik. Echo Chernik's Art Nouveau calendar Echo Muse 2018 features one of her most familiar models: Meghan Perkins. In sensual and near-nude illustrations, this unique calendar offers Art Nouveau style with modern sensibilities. And in a unique very tall format, which makes each page a small poster that you can separate and display after the year is over. Echo is a brilliant, innovative artist who takes traditional art styles and classic iconography of the female form and remixes them to create exciting new works. Echo-X, 2017...More.

Item Code: EC18
9x13, 24pg, Full Color
$23.95

Just one this week but it's a good one, we got it from Echo who sets up each year at the San Diego Comic-Con. See our website for all the 2018 calendars. And save big on older calendars, as low as $1.99.

 

Game of Thrones

 
THE MYSTERY KNIGHT A Graphic Novel
An entirely new graphic novel, never before published. Recommended. By George R.R. Martin, adapted by Ben Avery, art by Mike S. Miller. This full-color graphic novel adapts one of the Dunk and Egg novellas from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms...a prequel to A Game of ThronesWesteros is eerily peaceful. King Aerys I sits on the Iron Throne. Yet beneath the surface, tensions linger sixteen years after a failed rebellion. Hedge knight Ser Duncan the Tall and his precocious boy squire, Egg, secretly a Prince of House Targaryen, are nearly starving, riding north for Winterfell. Lured off the Kingsroad by a wedding feast—and an unusually lucrative tournament -- they are soon deep in palace intrigue and a new revolution...and violent death. Bantam Books, 2017...More.

Item Code: MYSKH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$26.00 $22.95

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is now sold out—we did have it for quite a while, with the limited signed bookplate.

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
SEVEN KINGDOMS SKETCHBOOK Signed with Drawing
Signed & limited, 750! Our Highest Recommendation. By Gary Gianni. Gianni's self-published collection of sketches for the George R.R. Martin bestselling novel, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Three color prelims and 120 pencil drawings, many preliminary drawings that were never used, others changed and developed into the book's illustrations. Gary has generously done a very small pencil drawing in each of our copies. Full page as well as multiple images of swordfights, characters, encampments, a wedding, a diminutive female archer, royalty, and much more. Hieronymus Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: SEVKS
Soft Cover, 9x12, 68pg, b&w
$20.00

 
VOYAGE TO THE PLANET OF PREHISTORIC WOMEN DVD
Originally release 1968. Directed by Peter Bogdonavich. With Mamie Van Doren Mary Marr, Paige Lee. After the collision of a meteor and subsequent explosion of a rocket sent to Venus, astronauts Kern and Sherman with the robot John are launched to explore Venus. They arrive in the Space Station Texas for refueling but have problems landing on Venus. Another rocket is launched to rescue the first team and explore the planet. But they are attacked by a flying reptile, which they kill, without knowing that it is worshipped and considered a God by the Venusian women who use their powerful connection with nature to try and destroy the invaders. Dub3 & Comcs Price Guide, 2016...More.

Item Code: VOYP
DVD, 78 min, 1 disc, Full Color
$12.95

 

Coming in November

 
ART OF HARLEY QUINN
Highly Recommended. Packed with the most iconic covers and panels in Harley Quinn history, The Art of Harley Quinn is the ultimate visual guide to one of the most beloved villains in comic books today. Eager girls don her costume at shows. She was the single best part of the recent Suicide Squad film. This deluxe art book provides the complete history of Harley Quinn comic art, detailing the creation and evolution of the character through exclusive interviews with the writers and artists who have brought the character to life. Insight, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: ARTHQH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x14, 184pg, Full Color
$45.00 $39.95

 
ALEX TOTH'S THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS CLASSIC Artist's Edition Portfolio
Recommended. Alex Toth is considered to be one of the finest storytellers in the history of comics, and The Case of the Curious Classic is one of his absolute best. It is also one of the very few stories Toth both wrote and drew. Now this Curious Classic is being presented as an Artist's Edition Portfolio, a fitting tribute to one of the forms' finest creators! IDW, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: ATCAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 16pg, b&w
$39.99

 
GREEN ARROW THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS Voume 1
Collects More Fun Comics #73-107, World's Finest Comics #7-28 and Adventure Comics #103-117, 1941-47. Recommended. By Mort Weisinger, art by George Papp, Lee Elias, Jack Kirby, Neal Adams et al. For the first time, DC collects the early 1940s tales that introduced the crime-fighting archer known as Green Arrow, who today stars in the hit CW TV series Arrow. In these original adventures, millionaire industrialist Oliver Queen battles crime with the help of his young ward, Speedy, taking on corruption and crime in Star City, including villains like Bull's-Eye, the Voice, the Skylark and many more. DC, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: GAGA01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 700pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

See our website for all available Golden Age Omnibus editions: Wonder Woman ( Vol 1 & 2), Superman (Vol 2-4), and Batman (Vol 1-4).

 

      Bargain Books 50%-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.

ANT-MAN Playing Cards [AMPC. $5.99 $3.00].
THE FUTURE WAS FAB The Art of Mike Trim [FUTUR. $29.99 $10.00].
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA THE RISE OF ECLIPSO [JLRI. $16.99 $5.00].
KING COLLECTION [KINGC. $49.99 $20.00].
NEIL GAIMAN'S LADY JUSTICE Volume 1 Hardcover [NGLJ01H. $24.99 $7.50].
POLLY AND HER PALS Complete Sunday Comics Volume 2 1928-30 Hurt [POL02HR. $75.00 $25.00].
SUPER BOYS The Amazing Adventures of Siegel & Shuster [SUBO. $17.99 $5.00].
WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK COMPLETE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER COMICS Volume 2 1943-1945 Hurt [WDDS02HR. $49.99 $15.00].
DRIVE-IN COLLECTION On Her Bed of Roses & The Incredible Sex Revolution DVD [DRHB. $19.98 $7.50].

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 just listed a beautiful two book set by Barry Windsor-Smith, and we have added another group of Glamour International magazines. We just recently got our hands on some Publisher’s File Copies from Underwood Books, including deluxe slipcased versions of Frank Frazetta's Teastament and Legacy. They will be included in future weekly emails as we process them.

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Mature Readers

This week we have a brand-new signed and limited book of finished and very explicit drawings by Armando Huerta: Rapture. Armando's books are always done in limited edition. See our website for his previous collections.

Next up is the start of a new Cavewoman adventure, this including a spoof on Star Trek. Yes, really! With the usual nude variant cover by Budd Root. See the website for all Cavewoman, including several in very small quantities which are on sale.

Last up we have two new adult DVDs: Little Blue Box, which is a voyeuristic story of getting to see exactly what you'd like, with an impressive cast. And Matinee Idol, about casting couches and an estranged pair of porn stars. See our website for all our Mature and Adult DVDs.

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News and Notes


2017 Eisner Awards

Here is a link to the entire San Diego Con report on the Eisners this year:

https://www.comic-con.org/awards/eisner-awards-current-info

Below I’ve isolated the Eisner Award-Winning books that we handle. Congratulations, creators!!
Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Winners 2017

Best Graphic Album—New

Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson (DC Comics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

Moebius Library: The World of Edena, by Jean “Moebius” Giraud et al. (Dark Horse)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old)

Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Colorful Cases of the 1930s, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books (at least 20 Years Old)

The Complete Wimmen’s Comix, edited by Trina Robbins, Gary Groth, and J. Michael Catron (Fantagraphics)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

Jill Thompson, Wonder Woman: The True Amazon (DC)

Best Comics-Related Book

Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White, by Michael Tisserand (Harper)

Hall of Fame Judges’ Choices:

Milt Gross
H. G. Peter
Antonio Prohias
Dori Seda

Inductees:

Gilbert Hernandez
Jaime Hernandez
George Pérez
Walt Simonson
Jim Starlin

Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing:

Jack Kirby, William Messner-Loebs

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award:

Mark Andreyko, Joe Ferrara (Congratulations to Joe, our very dear friend who runs Atlantis Fantasyworld in Santa Cruz, California. Boy, do we go back together!)




Fiction House: From Pulps to Panels

I just got an advance look at the galleys of this, and it looks just great. We may end up featuring it on our catalog cover. Not only does this examine the not-to-be-missed origins of Fiction House as a publisher, but it covers a lot of ground never before covered. It also examines each major title, with best-of covers and a selection of complete stories from each title.



Canadian Whites

Ivan Kocmarek has posted two new columns on Comic Book Daily. Both are well worth reading, one discusses which company is the most collectible and the second discusses the very best artists of the entire history from 1941-46. Links to both are below. Enjoy. And in case you want to learn more, here’s a link to every archive and comic book reprint of the Whites that are available—I keep them all in stock:

Nelvana of the Northern Lights, Wow Comics, Polka Dot Pirate, and Brok Windsor. We also still have five Johnny Canuck left, signed/hurt copies at half price [JOCHR. $24.95, your price $12.95] plus as-new ones at full price. Brok Windsor features the very best art of all of these, is still on sale exclusively from us [BROKH. $24.95, your price $14.95].

~Bud



https://www.comicbookdaily.com/collecting-community/whites-tsunami-weca-splashes/can-keep-calling-weca-comic-art-second-rate/


https://www.comicbookdaily.com/collecting-community/whites-tsunami-weca-splashes/the-most-collectible-of-the-weca-publishers/

 
 

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