From The Illustrated Press: The Art of Jon Whitcomb. A wonderful book on a top magazine illustrator. The Dave Stevens Rocketeer Artisan Edition is as exciting to look at as when I first saw the Wally Wood EC Stories Artist’s Edition. I don’t use “exciting” lightly. Seeing that artwork up close—wow! And we have the Suicide Squad, Paul Dini’s Zatanna, and Doc Savage and The Shadow are together again in a new Will Murray novel. Plus a new Tarzan Omnibus and Corto Maltese in his first graphic-novel-length epic. Also some interesting & unusual Warehouse Finds.
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|ART OF JON WHITCOMB
Limited to 1000. Highly Recommended. By Daniel Zimmer. A spectacular new art book from The Illustrated Press. 300 full color images, many from original paintings and drawings, plus rare photographs, and lots of magazine covers, advertising pieces, and story illustrations. Whitcomb was a pioneer in the switch from oil to gouache. He zoomed in on people, usually pretty young women, and became one of the top illustrators from the '40s to the 1960s, a major contributor in Collier's, MCalls', Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and other major magazines. Illustrated Press, 2017...More.
Item Code: ARTJWH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Partial Color
Books from Illustrated Press generally sell out very quickly. Their last one, The Art of Tom Lovell, is gone. All are printed in 1000-copy editions. We still have The Golden Age Masterworks Vol 2 (almost gone) and Volume 3 [GOAG02H, GOAG03H. $44.95 each], and Masters of American Illustration [MASAH. $60). This is also the publisher of Illustration Magazine.
|DAVE STEVENS' ROCKETEER Artisan Edition
Our Highest Recommendation. Direct Market Exclusive Edition! Each page of art, showing blue pencils and finished b&w inking, has been scanned from Dave Stevens' gorgeous original art.Collecting the entire Rocketeer saga,119 pages and 7 covers, from 1981-94, featuring his iconic, pulp-inspired hero. Down-on-his luck aviator Cliff Secord finds an experimental jetpack, then is pursued by Nazi agents intent on capturing the pack, all while balancing his relationship with his stunning girlfriend Betty (inspired by the real Bettie Page). IDW, 2017...More.
Item Code: DSRAE
Soft Cover, 8x12, 140pg, b&w
See our website for more Rocketeer collections, including new material by other artists.
|SUICIDE SQUAD Volume 1 The Black Vault Rebirth
Collects #1-4 and The Suicide Squad Rebirth one-shot, 2016. Recommended. By Rob Williams. Art by Jim Lee and Philip Tan. Bonus: 22 pages of pencilled pages, and 22 fun variant covers! Legendary artist Jim Lee teams up with writer Rob Williams and artists Philip Tan, Jason Fabok, Ivan Reis and Gary Frank for a new Task Force X mission! From the pages of DC's blockbuster Rebirth event and starring the characters from the smash-hit movie, this graphic novel is a great jumping-on point for new readers! A new weapon drives the team to literal madness, and only Harley is sane (?) enough to save the Squad! DC, 2017...More.
Item Code: SUIS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
COLORING DC HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD
Recommended. By Terry Dodson, Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner et al. Now you can color DC Comics and characters from Summer 2016's hottest film in this new adult coloring book, Coloring DC: Harley Quinn & The Suicide Squad! DC Comics presents classic adventures in a whole new way: in black and white, on heavy stock suitable for coloring, featuring covers and pin-ups of Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad! DC, 2016...More.
Item Code: CDHQ
Soft Cover, 8x12, 94pg, b&w
See our website for more Harley Quinn.
|ZATANNA By Paul Dini
Collects Zatanna #1-16 and Zatanna: Everyday Magic #1, 2003-2011. Highly Recommended. Superstar writer Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series) works his magic on this fan-favorite series, with the help of Adam Beechen (Batman Beyond), Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Stephane Roux (Batman Black and White), Chad Hardin (Harley Quinn), and Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman).The enchanting Zatanna Zatara has the hottest stage act in Las Vegas. But the supernatural is powerful...and in the wrong hands, it's deadly. So when mystical menaces start causing trouble, Zee steps in to stop them—from the evil sorcerer Brother Night to possessed puppets to nightmare demons. But things get complicated fast when the foe is the ghost of someone she loves--her father, Zatara! DC, 2017...More.
Item Code: ZATAN
Soft Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
|TARZAN The Jesse Marsh Years Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Tarzan: The Jesse Marsh Years Archives Vols. 1, 2 & 3. By Gaylord DuBois and Robert P. Thompson. Three $50 archives in a bargain-priced $30 softcover! The Tarzan comic book work of artist Jesse Marsh remains an enduring, singular vision, captivating a generation of comics readers and earning the acclaim of artists from Russ Manning to Alex Toth to Los Bros Hernandez, even while fans have always had mixed reactions to his style. Marsh's nineteen-year collaboration with writer Gaylord DuBois defined Edgar Rice Burroughs' jungle lord beginning in 1947. These iconic adventures--by one of Dell's finest writers--live again in these full color pages. Dark Horse, 2017...More.
Item Code: EDG01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 704pg, Full Color
|BATMAN '66 MEETS STEED AND MRS PEEL
Collects Batman Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1-6, 2016. By Ian Edginton. Art by Matthew Dow Smith. It's the greatest international crossover of the '60s that never happened—until now! Batman and Robin, fighting side by side with England's John Steed and Emma Peel! When Bruce Wayne and his fetching new British business associate find themselves caught up in Catwoman's caper to steal England's White Star diamond, Batman is nowhere to be found—but in the Caped Crusader's absence, gentleman spy Jonathan Steed and his intrepid colleague Mrs. Peel are good enough to stop by and trap the thief! DC, 2017...More.
Item Code: BATMSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
More Batman 66 is on the website, such as Meets the Man from U.N.C.L.E.
|CORTO MALTESE Volume 5 In Siberia
The first Corto Graphic Novel. Highly Recommended. By Hugo Pratt. With this book Hugo Pratt leaves behind the short story form he'd used for 21 interrelated tales and presents a truly epic graphic novel. In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and the First World War, our young adventurer is engaged by the Red Lanterns--a Chinese secret society made up entirely of women--to find an armored train laden with gold that belonged to the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II. But they aren't the only ones lusting after the treasure. IDW, 2017...More.
Item Code: CORU05
Soft Cover, 9x11, 120pg, b&w
See our website for all Corto Maltese: Volumes 1-3 are the same discounted price of
|HANDS OF SHANG-CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU Omnibus Volume 3
Collects Master Of Kung Fu #71-101; What If #16, 1978-81. Recommended. By Doug Moench. Art by Gene Day, Rick Hoberg, and Mike Zeck. Superb artwork by Mike Zeck highlights this huge new omnibus collection. Shang-Chi continues to have his deadly hands full with foes like Shockwave, the sinister Agent Syn and the weapons-master Zaran! But will his mastery of kung fu be enough to overcome monstrous menaces and the mindless minions of Mordillo? He thought he'd seen the last of his bitterest enemy -- but an unholy resurrection will bring Shang-Chi face to face once again with his fearsome father Fu Manchu! Marvel, 2017...More.
Item Code: SHAN03H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 704pg, Full Color
Volumes 1 and 2 are in stock at the same discounted price.
|COMIX Beyond the Comic Book Pages DVD
By Michael Valentine, with Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Mark Waid, Neal Adams et al A documentary about the worldwide comic book phenomenon told through the thoughts and images of comic book creators, artists, writers, and collectors, but especially the passionate fans who have made the art form the success that it is today. Exclusive one-on-one hour-long interviews with Stan Lee and Frank Miller. Fans, many in full costume, talk about their love for the characters and cosplay, at Comic-Con, Wizard World, and more. 2-disk set with bonus features, extended scenes and outtakes. Bleeding Heart, 2016...More.
Item Code: COMIB
DVD, 85 min, 2 Discs, Duotone
|DOC SAVAGE Empire of Doom
Doc Savage and The Shadow Team-Up! By Will Murray and Lester Dent. Cover by Joe DeVito. Who were the strange raiders wearing the golden uniforms of no known power who pulled off the daring theft? And who was their mysterious leader, a being of seemingly supernatural abilities? Doc Savage did not know. But The Shadow did! Combining forces, the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger follow the trail of a superfoe from The Shadow's past. The second team-up of two iconic pulp characters in an entirely new story by one of the finest pulp writers we have today. Altus, 2016...More.
Item Code: DOCEOD
Soft Cover, 6x9, 450pg, Text Only
DOC SAVAGE Empire of Doom Hardcover Signed
Murray & DeVito Signed bookplate--Doc Savage/Shadow Team-Up! Recommended. By Will Murray and Lester Dent. Cover by Joe DeVito. Who were the strange raiders wearing the golden uniforms of no known power who pulled off the daring theft? And who was their mysterious leader, a being of seemingly supernatural abilities? Doc Savage did not know. But The Shadow did! Combining forces, the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger follow the trail of a superfoe from The Shadow's past. The second team-up of two iconic pulp characters in an entirely new story by one of the finest pulp writers we have today. Altus, 2016. Due Mar. ...More.
Item Code: DOCEODD
Hard Cover, 6x9, 496pg, Text Only
|This deluxe edition is not yet in stock. These usually come in a couple to several weeks after the softcover arrives. You are welcome to reserve one now.|
This is also available in the regular softcover edition, sans extras, for $24.95 [DOCSS]. See our website for more Doc Savage, Tarzan and King Kong novels by Will Murray. All are in both softcover and deluxe hardcover signed editions.
|HARLEY QUINN RED WHITE & BLACK Statue By Terry Dodson
Limited, 5000. Calling all Harley fans! Terry Dodson's Harley Quinn is the latest and hottest statue from the hit Red, White and Black series. Terry is one of today's finest good-girl artists and this should be quite the nice statue. DC, 2017. Due July. ...More.
Item Code: HARRWBT
7" tall, Tritone
See our website for more by Terry Dodson.
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS Worlds of Fear Volume 1
Limited, 1700! Collects #1-5, 1951-53. Recommended. By Sheldon Moldoff, Bernard Baily, Bob Powell et al. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into your comic shop, here come those PS guys again with another crazy collection of bygone stories and panels set to blow your mind. This time out they're hitting you with the full run of Worlds of Fear from the magical days of 1952 and featuring artists and writers such as Sheldon Moldoff, Bernard Baily, Bob Powell, George Evans, Mike Sekowsky, Moe Marcus, Bob McCarty, Harry Harrison and Norman Saunders. Crossing horror and SF has never been more enjoyable. PS Artbooks, 2017. Due May. ...More.
Item Code: PCWOF01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS WORLDS OF FEAR Volume 2
Limited, 700! Collects #6-10, 1952-53. Recommended. From the magical days of 1952 and featuring artists and writers such as Sheldon Moldoff, Bernard Baily, Bob Powell, George Evans, Mike Sekowsky, Moe Marcus, Bob McCarty, Harry Harrison and Norman Saunders. Crossing horror and SF has never been more enjoyable. Lock the door, flip the tab on a can of soda and delve into those potato chips. Completes the series, including a classic "drowning cover" and the iconic "man with no eyes" Saunders cover & eyes ripped out story in the last issue! PS Artbooks, 2017. Due June. ...More.
Item Code: PCWOF02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET Volume 1
Limited, 1700. Recommended. By Alden McWilliams, John Lehti, Frank Thorne et al. I never got to see the Tom Corbett TV show but I picked up a couple or maybe two of the novels plus, of course, the entire run of Dell comic books. This is SF as it should be, with "space" substituted for "science". Here we see the wonder and unbelievable expanse of the cosmos that surrounds us, ringed planets and moons, space pirates, lost races, and even a spaceship graveyard, This book is for every boy that lives secretly inside every man who ever marveled at the saucer spaceship in Forbidden Planet. PS Artbooks, 2017. Due May. ...More.
Item Code: PCTCSC01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 252pg, Full Color
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET Volume 2
Limited, 700! 1954-55. Recommended. By Alden McWilliams, John Lehti, Frank Thorne et al. I never got to see the Tom Corbett TV show but I picked up a couple or maybe two of the novels plus, of course, the entire run of Dell comic books. This is SF as it should be, with "space" substituted for "science". Here we see the wonder and unbelievable expanse of the cosmos that surrounds us, ringed planets and moons, space pirates, lost races, and even a spaceship graveyard. This book is for every boy that lives secretly inside every man who ever marveled at the saucer spaceship in Forbidden Planet. PS Artbooks, 2017. Due June. ...More.
Item Code: PCTCSC02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color
See the website for all the available Pre-Code Classics, including many on sale. Our source is sold out of most of these (the publisher placed them with a remainder books distributor here in the U.S.), so once the discounted copies are gone, we will go back to selling them at full retail price.
Warehouse find, 1st edition, 1985. Recommended. Edited by Don Shay. The very first book about the making of the cult movie, now a highly collectible little gem. We just turned up a handful of copies, all new except for a bumped corner that occured in shipping. These sell for a small fortune online, starting around $150 for a well-worn copy, and jumping quickly to $250 for one in this condition, and $500 for nicer copies. We've priced these below the market to try and offer a reasonable deal if you've been looking for one. Written by the editor of Cinefex Magazine, with the complete screenplay, shooting script, annotated by the director, producers and writers, illustrated with 200 behind-the-scenes photographs and drawings. New York Zoetrope, 1985. . Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.
Item Code: MAGHB
Soft Cover, 8x11, 223pg, b&w
|ODKIN SON OF ODKIN By Wallace Wood
Warehouse Find, 1981, Limited Edition. Recommended. In 1981, Wally Wood himself was creating and printing his own material. In this follow-up to The Wizard King, also first done as a limited edition hardcover, the epic story of Odkin continues. Naked girls, monsters, goblins, trolls and lots of fun in a pure Wood story drawn in his iconic style. With special endpapers, a color jacket. Three chapters. Wizard King, 1981. Mature Readers. Note: Very slightly torn dust jackets, otherwise as new....More.
Item Code: ODKSO
Hard Cover with CD, 9x12, 50pg, b&w
|FLASH GORDON In the Ice Kingdom of Mongo by Alex Raymond
Warehouse find, 1967. Highly Recommended. A massive collection of Flash Gordon strips from 1938-1941 with introductions by Al Williamson and Maurice Horn and publisher Woody Gelman, way, way back in 1967. This was the first really good collection of Raymond Sunday Pages. By dropping out the color, here you get every fine detail of Raymond's pen and brush work. This was the book every comic fan wanted to own in those years long before the world was awash in strip reprints. Strips from 11/6/38 to 6/29/41, a choice era for Flash. Nostaglia, 1967. . Note: These copies have slightly torn dust jackets....More.
Item Code: FGIKM
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x9, 156pg, b&w
|JOHN K PRESENTS! SPÜMCO COMIC BOOK Hurt
By John Kricfalusi Jim Smith, Vincent Waller, Mike Fontanelli et al. The fabulous, frenetic, and FUN comics from John Kricfalusi are collected here, compiled by Eisner Award-winning editor Craig Yoe. IDW, 2013. Mature Readers. Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.
Item Code: JKPSCBR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color
|WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES Vol 55 #3
Warehouse find, 1996. Highly Recommended. By Don Rosa, William Van Horn, Floyd Gottfredson, Carl Barks et al. Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse stories, plus an adaptation of The Sword in the Stone, Li'l Bad Wolf and even more. Written features include a look at the first Mickey Mouse Magazine from 1933, the WD C&S mastheads from 1940 to today, the history of Li'l Bad Wolf, "The Short Life of Uncle Scrooge" by Tom Andre, and even more. This special issue ushered in a new deluxe deluxe softcover format, all compiled by prestigiious publisher Another Rainbow. Gladstone, 1996...More.
Item Code: WDCAS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 58pg, Full Color
|HOGAN'S ALLEY #5
Warehouse find, 1998. Highly Recommended. This issue features Krazy Kat, Hal Foster and interviews with Disney legend Marc Davis, Gasoline Alley's Jim Scancarelli and Barry Windsor-Smith, with reproductions of his then-current Freebooters. He talks about storytelling specifically, and constructing the comic book page to best carry the tale forward. Plus much more. The Hal Foster piece examines artist Howard Pyle's influence on Foster in a unique essay. Also Clare Brigg's Real Folks at Home, cartoonists doing advertising, and lots more. Original cover price. Bull Moose, 1998...More.
Item Code: HA05
Soft Cover, 8x11, 144pg, b&w
|THE PIN-UP A Modest History by Mark Gabor Hardcover
Warehouse find, 1972. This illustrated history of pin-ups ranges from their origin up to the early 1970s, and includes special spreads from Mayfair, Penthouse, and the Pirelli calendars. Includes 50 page full color uncounted section. The is virtually the same book as the 1990s Taschen edition, except here they didn't count all the color pages and it's a slightly larger size. Abundant nudity, explicit. Universe, 1972. Adult Material...More.
Item Code: PIUMH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 272pg, Partial Color
|THE PIN-UP A Modest History by Mark Gabor Softcover
Warehouse find, 1996. The is virtually the same book as the 1990s Taschen edition, except here they didn't count all the color pages and it's a slightly larger size. Abundant nudity, explicit. Evergreen, 1996. Adult Material...More.
Item Code: PIUM
Soft Cover, 8x11, 274pg, Partial Color
|THE PIN-UP A Modest History by Mark Gabor
Warehouse find, 1974. Slightly larger format. Universe, 1974. Adult Material...More.
Item Code: PIUMMG
Soft Cover, 9x12, 274pg, Partial Color $25.00
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