Monday, May 15, 2017

Sheena, Planet Comics, Forbidden Worlds, Out of the Night, Rulah, Strange Fantasy, Web of Evil, and Weird Mysteries.

PS Artbooks Sale!
Planet Comics  |  Rulah & Sheena  |  ACG Collected Works
Roy Thomas Presents  |  Pre-Code Classics 
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We thought our chance to buy these was over, but we just got a brand new list of titles. A great many are slipcased editions of books which we only handled as regular editions: Sheena, Planet Comics, Adventures into the Unknown, Forbidden Worlds, Capt. Flash, Capt. Science, Captain Video, Out of the Night, Rulah, Strange Fantasy, Web of Evil, and Weird Mysteries.

The last three Planets, until now at full price, are now on sale. So is Web of Evil, Weird Tales of the Future, Journey Into Fear and others. You can do a search on our website using code word  PSSALE if you want to browse all the titles.

There are still plenty of regular price titles and more coming in, so PS isn't going anywhere. They just have excess inventory to clear out. Many of these titles are NOT in large supply—sometimes we bought every copy our source had and wished for more. So act accordingly, some will sell out quickly.


Planet Comics

PLANET COMICS Volume 12 Slipcased
Closeout Price! Collects #54-59, 1948-49. Limited, 300. Highly Recommended. By Murphy Anderson, George Evans, Matt Baker, Graham Ingels et al. If you could only collect one volume in this series, this might just be the one. Packed with issue after issue with the premier artists above, plus the fabulous, highly individual "Futura" by unsung great Raphael Astarita, a no-word-balloons masterpiece of serial adventures in space with a beautiful and mysterious heroine. PS Artbooks, 2015...More.

Item Code: PLC12D
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 336pg, Full Color
$69.99 $23.99

This wonderful series has been one of our bestsellers, both at full price and then on sale.

Planet Comics Slipcased Editions: Volumes 3-10 and 12-14 [PLC02D, PLC04D, etc]. $64.99+, your price $23.99 each. Volumes 1, 2 and 11 are not available slipcased.

Planet Comics regular editions: Volumes 1-10, 12-14 [PLC01H, PLC02H, etc]. $48 to $59.99, your price $19.95 each.

We have just six copies left of Volume 4, so act now...but we do have more of these in the slipcased edition, above.

Volume 11 was previously on sale but we sold these out and cannot get any more at that price. It is available at the regular price of $59.99.


Rulah & Sheena

Closeout Price!Limited, 125! Collects Zoot #7-16, 1947-48. Recommended. Foreword by Roy Thomas. Here is Rulah's rare origin in Zoot #7, starting as an adventurous solo pilot named Jane, who crashes in the forest and loses all her clothes. Add a Zebra-skin outfit and some fast-learned jungle ability, and she's now the white jungle goddess. Superior good-girl artwork by Bob Webb, Al Feldstein and Jack Kamen, as well as the Iger Shop. Victor Fox gave this everything: Rulah's sexy costume that barely hangs together, bondage, torture, naked women, unending headlights, girl-fights, bad girls. PS Artbooks, 2015...More.

Item Code: RUL01D
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 352pg, Full Color
$64.99 $23.99

Rulah Volumes 2&3 Slipcased are also available [RUL02D, RUL03D]. $69.99, your price $23.99 each.

Rulah Volumes 1 and 3 remain on sale in their regular editons [RUL01H, RUL03H]. $48 and $59.99, your price $19.95 each. Volume 2 is no longer on sale and is $59.99.

Sheena Queen of the Jungle Slipcased Volumes 1-3 [SHE02D, SHE03D]. $64.99, your price $27.99 each.

We were unable to get more of the regular sale-priced editions of Sheena, which are now back at $48 each.


ACG Collected Works

Closeout Price! Collects #59-64, 1957-58. Recommended. By Emil Gershwin, Ogden Whitney et al. Tales exploring science fiction, dark creatures and the supernatural as ACG thrives in the post-code world. These stories are some of the most readable and interesting from the period, even considering Stan Lee's work at Atlas. ACG editor and chief writer Richard Hughes escaped the typical clichés and presented off-beat tales--more fun to read now than most other comics of the time. PS Artbooks, 2015...More.

Item Code: FOR10H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$59.99 $19.95

Forbidden Worlds Volumes 2-5, 7-11 [FOR02H, FOR03H, etc.] $48-$59.99, your price $19.95 each. 

Forbidden Worlds Slipcased Volumes 1-11 are all available [FOR01D, FOR02D, etc.] $69.99, your price $23.99 each. 

Adventures Into the Unknown Volumes 3-7, 9-10 [ADU03, ADU04, etc] $48-$59.99, your price $19.95 each. 

Adventures Into the Unknown Slipcased Volumes 1-10 are all available [ADU01D, ADU02D, etc.] $64.99, your price $23.99 each. 

Skeleton Hand Volume 1 Slipcased had sold out, but we brought back just a few more copies [SKH01D]. $64.99, your price $23.99. The regular edition is sold out. 

Out of the Night Volumes 2 and 3 [AON02H, AON03H. $48, your price $19.95 each. 

Out of the Night Slipcased Volumes 1-3 are available [AON01D, AON02D. $64.99, your price $23.99 each.


Roy Thomas Presents

Closeout Price! Collects Capt. Flash #1-4 & The Tormented #1-2, 1954-55. Recommended. By Carl Wessler. Art by Mike Sekowsky, Mike Roy, Bill Ely et al. The last new super-hero of the Golden Age--or the first super-hero of the Silver Age! You decide! A scientist receives a terrific dosage of radiation--and suddenly finds himself charged with super-strength! Sound familiar? Follow Captain Flash and his young ally Ricky as they battle the Iron Mask, the Mirror Man, the Black Knight, the Invaders and more, in this 4-issue Sterling Comics series by the marvelous Mike Sekowsky, future artist of the 1960s Justice League of America! PS Artbooks, 2014...More.

Item Code: FOR10H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$59.99 $19.95

This is also available as a slipcased edition [CAFLD. $69.99, your price $23.99].

Captain Science Volume 1 is also available in both regular [CAPSH. $19.95] and slipcased [CAPSD. $23.99] editions. Published at $59.99 and $69.99.

Captain Video Volume 1 Slipcased [CAPV01D. $119.99, your price $39.99]. Very few available.

Phantom Lady Volume 1 is back in stock, but only in very limited quantity. [PHL01H. $48, your price $27.99.] Volume 2 is still in stock at $19.95. We also still have softcover editions (the two hardcovers are spread out over three softcovers) Volume 1 and 3 at $24.99 each [PHL01, PHL03], and Volume 2 at $29.99, your price $14.99 [PHL02].


Pre-Code Classics

Closeout Price! Collects #15-17, 1954 plus 3 one-shots. Recommended. By Wally Wood, Joe Kubert, Joe Orlando, Kinstler et al. This third volume completes the run--the last three issues actually reprint Eerie #1 & #2 with Wood; and #3 by Wood, Orlando & Kubert. The bonus issues are way cool...Phantom Witch Doctor, 1952, with Everett Raymond Kinstler cover & art; Night of Mystery, 1953, with Kinstler & Hollingsworth; and Eerie Comics, 1947, the first-ever Horror Comic, with Kubert and Fujitani. PS Artbooks, 2016...More.

Item Code: PCE03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 232pg, Full Color
$59.99 $27.99

Volumes 1-3 are all available in the regular editions (nothing in slipcase): [PCE01H, PCE02H, etc.] $59.99, your price $27.99 each. 

Ghost Volumes 1 and 2 – These are very cool Fiction House titles, one of our favorites. [PCGS01H, PCGS02H. $59.99, your price $27.99 each.

Closeout Price! Collects #8-14, 1952-53. By the Iger Shop. Hey, it's all here, culture-lovers: walking dead folks (loads of ‘em)--some of them even still sporting their heads—witches, ghosts, werewolves and enough vampires to go into the second-hand dentures business. The publisher knew beautiful girls sold, so lots of tales feature nice young ladies being threatened with every sort of ghastly peril. And often it comes to be. Another wild title from Superior, one of the most extreme of the pre-code comics publishers (which makes them the most fun). PS Artbooks, 2016...More.

Item Code: PCJ02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 252pg, Full Color
$59.99 $27.99

All three Journey Into Fear volumes are now on sale. [PCJ01H, PCJ02H, etc.] $59.99, your price $27.99 each. 

Strange Fantasy Volumes 1 and 2 are in short supply at $19.95 each. [STF01H, STF02H. Published at $59.99]. 

Strange Fantasy Volumes 1 and 2 Slipcased are in better supply [STF01D, STF02D. $69.99, your price $23.99 each].

Closeout Price! Collects #16-22, 1954. Recommended. By Steve Ditko, Vince Alascia, Jim Aparo, Pat Boyette, George Evans et al. This one says it all: suspense stories that are strange, and that wasn't just idle talk, like, say, whacked out westerns or mad mysteries. No sir, the yarns to be had in Fawcett's and later Charlton's groundbreaking title set a new standard for weird. Considering the creative talent, it's no surprise: the incomparable Steve Ditko (multiple covers AND stories), Pat Boyette, George Evans, Joe Gill, Frank McLaughlin, Joe Shuster, and Steve Skeates. PS Artbooks, 2016...More.

Item Code: PCSS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 252pg, Full Color
$59.99 $27.99

Strange Worlds Volume 2 Slipcased – another cool Avon title [STW02D. $64.99, your price $23.99]. We have less than ten copies left of the regular Volume 2 [STW02H. $59.99, your price $19.95]. 

The Thing Volumes 1 and 2 [PCT01H, PCT02H. $48, your price $19.95 each]. Also we have a slipcased set of both issues [PCTD. $129, your price $39.95]. We have just nine of these left.

Closeout Price! Collects #15-21, 1954. Recommended. By Shelly Moldoff, Bob Powell, Dick Giordano, Bob McCarty, Steve Ditko et al. One of my personal favorite pre-code titles. This one began under Fawcett and moved into the hands of Charlton, where young Steve Ditko was just starting out--includes multiple iconic covers AND stories by our boy. In fact, the art in general here is quite a bit better than the typical fifties fare--more in the great tradition of EC Comics and the Harvey Horror line. A dizzying array of  twisted tales of post-death revenge and retribution. Don't miss out! Collects issues #15-21, February 1954 to November 1954. PS Artbooks, 2016...More.

Item Code: PCTM03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, Full Color
$59.99 $27.99

Also now on sale are Volumes 1 and 2, same original price, now $27.99 each [PCTM01H, PCTM02H]. Volume 4 is still regular price, $59.99. 

Web of Evil Slipcase Volumes 2 and 3 [WEB02D, WEB03D. $69.99, your price $23.99 each]. All three volumes, 1-3, are now on sale in the regular editions [WEB01H, WEB02H, etc. Vol 1 was $48, 2&3 were $59.99, your price now $19.95 each].

Closeout Price! Limited, 300. Collects #1-6, 1952-53. Highly Recommended. By Basil Wolverton, Bernard Baily et al. Key Publications/Stanley Morse was a Johnny-Come-Lately to the horror comics field. To compete with the big boys, he got even more ghastly and horrible, beginning with his first title, Mister Mystery and ratcheting up the volume right here. He gave a start to a new generation of comic artists, including Andru, Esposito, John Romita and Steve Ditko (the latter two not in this volume). But he knew enough to feature two huge and important veterans: Wolverton and Baily. PS Artbooks, 2013...More.

Item Code: WM01D
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$69.99 $23.99

Volume 2 is also available in slipcase [WM02D. $69.99, your price $23.99]. The regular editions are also now on sale: Weird Mysteries Volumes 1 and 2 [WM01H, WM02H. $48, your price $19.95 each]. 

Weird Tales of the Future Volume 1 Slipcased [WTF01D. $62.99, your price $23.99] and regular edition [WTF01H. $48, your price $19.95]. 

Weird Terror Volume 1 regular edition only [PCWT01H. $59.99, your price $19.95]. Volume 2 is still regular price of $59.99. 

That's all the new and newly reduced volumes. Search PSSALE for more titles already on sale, including the Harvey Horrors in both hardcover and softcover, Frankenstein (slipcased Volumes 3-8 and regular editions, the latter now just $14.95 each), The Heap, and more.


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