Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Prince Valiant Volumes 1-3 Slipcase set, Frankenstein: The First 200 Years, Walled City, Walt Disney Christmas Classics, Justice League Art of the Film, Gumby Imagined, Arthur Rackham and W. Heath Robinson bargain-books.

A first-ever slipcased gift set of Prince Valiant, Volumes 1-3 is our lead off item this week. The much anticipated Frankenstein: The First 200 Years looks outstanding. I also really like Walled City, which examines over-sized mural art, the best from all over the world. Also new is Walt Disney Christmas Classics, Justice League Art of the Film, Gumby Imagined, Arthur Rackham and W. Heath Robinson bargain-books. And more, of course, so dig in... Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here.

Our latest catalog is scheduled to be mailed out from our printer in the mid-west on November 24th. But you can get the jump and download it right now. We may take off early on Friday, November 24, so call or get your orders before noon PST for same-day shipment or to talk to someone here.
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PRINCE VALIANT 1-3 Slipcase Set
1937-42. Our Highest Recommendation. By Hal Foster. Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant is one of the most magnificent adventure comics ever and Fantagraphics’ reprinting, from rare original syndicate proofs, is today the finest treatment of the strip in the history of publishing. Despite being one of their most popular series, they never produced a holiday gift box set--until now. This deluxe package includes the first three volumes of the series, collecting the first six years of Foster’s run, from 1937 through 1942, enclosed in a stunningly illustrated slipcase with different illustrations front and back. Fantagraphics, 2017...More.

Item Code: PVS01P
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x14, 336pg, Full Color
$99.99 $84.99

Almost Gone! It's here at last! Our Highest Recommendation. By Hal Foster. Hal Foster is in five artistic Halls of Fame--more than any other illustrator. Fantagraphics' recent reprints of Prince Valiant have received international acclaim, and now they are printing the Holy Grail of comics art: a 160-page collection scanned from Foster's rare, original pages (drawn in black & white, pen and ink) and printed in full color. But also including several hand-colored pages and color syndicate proofs. Includes a beautiful die-cut cover and a bonus original art-size print of the famous "battle on the bridge" scene, 1938. This is an absolutely magnificent book! Fantagraphics, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: PVSTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket,17x23, 160pg, Full Color

We have only 16 copies of this Studio Edition left as I write this. It went out of print upon release and there are no plans to reprint it that we know of. Don’t miss out if you want one of these. It’s stunning. See our website for Prince Valiant Volumes 1-16 plus related books.

FRANKENSTEIN The First Two Hundred Years
Already a bestseller for us! By Christopher Frayling. This book, celebrating the 200th birthday of Frankenstein, traces the journey of Shelley’s Frankenstein from limited-edition literature into the bloodstream of contemporary culture. With text by renowned Gothic scholar Sir Christopher Frayling, it includes new research on the novel’s origins; a facsimile reprint of the earliest-known manuscript version of the creation scene; visual material on adaptations for the stage, in magazines, on playbills, in prints and in books of the 19th century; visual essays and stills on many of the film versions and their inspirations in the history of art; and Frankenstein in popular cultureâfix oddfix oddon posters, advertisements, packaging, in comics and graphic novels. Reel Art Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: FRAFH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 208pg, Partial Color

Closeout Price! Collects #28-33, 1954. Highly Recommended. Written and drawn by Dick Briefer. While earlier issues were pure humor, here Frankenstein continues, and in fact concludes the complete run. It's now entirely a dark, sinister turn into pure horror. I particularly like these stories, as the mute monster relentlessly deals out harsh, final justice to anyone who wishes him ill. He also became a silent judge-and-jury when he finds others persecuted or wronged, and never hesitates to mete out violent justice! He's the man! PS Artbooks, 2015...More.

Item Code: FRA08H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$48.00 $14.95

We also have the slipcased edition of this on sale: [FRA08D. $64.99, your price $21.99]. Volumes 3-7 are also all on sale and we have most in both regular and slipcased copies. Some are almost gone, however, as few as six copies left. I personally like best the more serious pre-code “horror” issues (#18-33), which are collected in Volumes 6-8. The earlier humor issues in Volumes 3-5 are fun but a whole different take on Frankenstein.

CARTOON COUNTY My Father and His Friends in The Golden Age of Cartoon Make Believe
By Cullen Murphy. For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the nation’s top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone’s throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut. Here lived a tight-knit group of creators responsible for Superman, Beetle Bailey, Snuffy Smith, Rip KirbyHagar the HorribleHi and LoisNancy, Sam & SiloAmyThe Wizard of IdThe Heart of Juliet JonesFamily Circus, and Joe Palooka, among others. This is written by John Cullen Murphy's son, whose father was tapped by Hal Foster to take over Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt. FSG, 2017...More.

Item Code: CARCH
Hard Cover, 8x9, 260pg, Partial Color


Art Books

WALLED CITY The Art of The Mural
Brilliant, Highly Imaginative Art on a Grand Scale! Highly Recommended. Walled City makes plain why large-scale outdoor paintings have become so widely admired and accepted. The level of talent, skill and execution here is incredible. Featuring the best work of more than 40 artists from every corner of the planet, Walled City clearly shows that large scale murals have established themselves as a new pillar of urbanism--and a new art form itself. Gingko Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: WALLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 240pg, Full Color

GUMBY IMAGINED The Story of Art Clokey and His Creations
By Joan Clokey and Joe Clokey. Filmmaker Art Clokey and his greatest creation, Gumby, have made an indelible impact on entertainment and pop culture across many generations. Interwoven in a tapestry of rare photos and first-person stories, Gumby Imagined details the artistic path and complete works of one of the world's most influential creative minds, Art Clokey, from his formative years to 1950s Show Business and Clokey Productions in the 1960s in full swing...and beyond to Davey and Goliathand more experimental forays into storytelling. Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: GUMBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x11, 300pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $31.99

Recommended. By Abbie Bernstein. Inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans – Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash – to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. Packed with stunning concept art, sketches, costume detail, stills, and behind-the-scenes shots from the set, this book is an invaluable insight into the world of Justice League. Foreword by Geoff Johns, Introduction by Charles Roven. Titan, 2017...More.

Item Code: ARTJLH
Hard Cover, 12x11, 208pg, Full Color
$39.95 $34.95

WONDER WOMAN The Art & Making of the Film
Foreword by Patty Jenkins. Recommended. By Sharon Gosling. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sees the hero brought to the big screen for the first time in her own movie, and fully realizes the breathtaking wonder, strength, and grace of such an historic character. This celebrates the creation of the groundbreaking movie, showcasing the earliest concept art, set and costume designs, sketches and storyboards and wonderful photos of all the stars in action. The book goes deep into the filmmaking process, from creating the island of Themyscira to the war-torn trenches and towns of World War I Europe. Titan, 2017...More.

Item Code: WWARTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x11, 192pg, Full Color

WONDER WOMAN Ambassador of Truth
Recommended. By Signe Bergstrom. A gorgeous, authorized celebration of Wonder Woman. This chronicles her life and times, from origin and founding member of the Justice Society in the Golden Age, to her evolution in television and film. Brings together a breathtaking collage of images—from the DC comic books, the 1970s-era television show starring Lynda Carter, numerous animated appearances, and of course, the 2017 film with Gal Gadot. Lush full-color compendium with cool inserts and exclusive interactives, illuminating interviews and anecdotes from key artists, writers, and personalities. All wapped in a wearable golden tiara! Harper, 2017...More.

Item Code: WWAMBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 176pg, Text/Full Color
$50.00 $42.50

366 color illustrations. Recommended. By Martin Salisbury. A deep dive into the history of the illustrated book jacket, tracing its development across the twentieth century, reflecting some of the most iconic designs of the era, from the 1920s to the 1960s. 53 artists' work is examined, including Ardizzone, Artzybasheff, Bawden, Eric Fraser, Gorey, Kauffer, Rockwell Kent, John Nash, Mervyn Peake, Ronald Searle, Ben Shahn, Tomi Ungerer, and even N.C. Wyeth. Thames & Hudson, 2017...More.

Item Code: COVUH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 200pg, Full Color

For more on the history of book illustrators, see our website.

Read each story from the original artwork! By Neil Gaiman, Charles De Lint et al. Art by Charles Vess. Unsigned regular edition. Twenty-two years ago, artist Charles Vess teamed up with an all-star ensemble of ground-breaking and award winning writers including Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Jane Yolen (Lost Girls), Sharyn McCrumb (The Ballad of Frankie Silver), and Jeff Smith (Bone) to produce The Book of Ballads – which re-imagined the greatest English, Irish, and Scottish folktales in sequential art. From the original art, here is that work--plus 50 pages of new material, scripts, thumbnails, original sketches and much more. Titan Comics, 2017...More.

Item Code: BBSAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x15, 160pg, b&w

Due to lack of communication from the publisher, we were unaware until now there are actually TWO editions of this—we first offered this at $75 as a signed edition and we honored any pre-orders when the price, we thought, had changed to $100. But we just discovered there IS a $75 edition, which is above and now in stock--it’s just not signed. The signed edition, as announced last week, is [BBSHS. $100], signed by Charles Vess on a special extra-illustrated page.

DALI AND DISNEY Destino The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film Limited Edition
Special Order! By David A. Bossert. This limited edition features a high-definition screen inside the front cover and a touch of a button plays the entire Destino film. The first-of-its-kind volume comes in a beautiful slipcase and includes a USB and wall charger and a headphone jack for a lifetime of continued enjoyment. This volume showcases all 150 pieces of art created by Dali and Hench. Also, the sole piece of animation art that was filmed in 1946 is showcased in a series of images explaining how it was digitally cut apart, restored and then reassembled for the 2003 completed film version. Disney, 2017...More.

Item Code: DALDD
Hard Cover, 11x9, 208pg, Partial Color

DALI AND DISNEY Destino The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film
Recommended. By David A. Bossert. A stunning tribute to the lifelong friendship and collaboration of Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. In 1945, the two began working on a project together, intended to be a short animated film called Destino. Dali partnered with Disney legend John Hench to storyboard the film, but production was brought to a halt because of financial difficulties. Disney, 2015...More.

Item Code: DALDH
Hard Cover, 11x9, 208pg, Partial Color
$40.00 $34.95



#1-18 & Annual, 2010-12. By Arvid Nelson & Mark Rahner. Art by Steve Sadowski, Lui Antonio, Edgar Salazar et al. Mars. Once teeming with life, the Red Planet's oceans disappeared, leaving only a wasteland where savage barbarian hordes threaten to destroy the last few outposts of civilization. But when Earth's John Carter finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars, one of the greatest science fiction epics of all time begins! Begins with ERB's original story but soon this series is off into new adventures, continuing to the present day. Plus an amazing 62 regular and variant covers by a plethora of top cover artists. Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: WAMA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 496pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

BATMAN The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 4
Collects Detective Comics #92-111, Batman #26-35 and stories from World's Finest Comics #15-22, 1944-46. Highly Recommended. By Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson, Jack Burnley, Dick Sprang et al. Dozens of cool stories, collected chronologically, from almost two years during and just after the war. With Catwoman, the Penguin, the Joker, Two-Face and many more. Features include a classic Burnley Christmas cover on Batman #27 plus a Penguin appearance; Batman #32 features the origin of Robin retold; #35 features a Catwoman story in new costume, without her cat's head mask. In Detective Comics we find two Joker stories, a Penguin cover feature and story, and the first Bat-Signal story. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: BATG04H
Hard Cover, 6x8, 784pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

The first three Batman Golden Age Omnibus volumes remain available at $75, your price $65 each [BATG01H, etc]. The first two Batman Golden Age softcover collections are also available [BATG01. $24.99, your price $21.99 and BATG02. $29.99, your price $26.99]. But due to limited response, we are not going to stock more of these. They collect the same material as in the omnibus editions, except less of it, 356 pages and 384 pages vs. over 800 pages in each Omnibus.


Walt Disney Collections

Introduction by Alberto Becattini. 1960-1997. Highly Recommended. By Frank Reilly, Floyd Gottfredson, Tony Strobl, Willie Ito, Richard Moore et al. The Disney Christmas newspaper comic strip was an annual tradition from 1960-1987, running daily throughout the month before Christmas. Twenty-seven special Christmas stories are collected in a book for the first time. Plus a special bonus: the 1992-1997 Disney Holiday Stories featuring Aladdin, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Lion King! A delightful book for Disney fans of all ages. The Disney Christmas newspaper strip debuted in 1960 with "Peter Pan’s Christmas Story," in which Captain Hook tries to sabotage Christmas. IDW, 2017 ...More.

Item Code: WDCCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 266pg, b&w
$39.99 $34.99

Coming Soon!
WALT DISNEY'S SILLY SYMPHONIES The Complete Comics Volume 3 1939-1942
Highly Recommended. By Bob Karp and Merrill De Maris. Art by Bob Grant and Al Taliaferro. This third of four volumes presents the spectacular Sunday pages from 1939 to 1942, featuring adaptations of Pinocchio and The Ugly Duckling, plus original stories starring Pluto, Goofy, Minnie, Clarabelle, and Little Hiawatha! The artwork for these rare strips has come straight from the Disney vaults, each page meticulously colored using as a guide the original color proofs! It’s a symphony of fun and adventure from Disney’s classic period. IDW, 2017 Due Dec....More.

Item Code: WDSS03H
Hard Cover, 12x9, 200pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

1956-58. Recommended. By Frank A. Reilly. Art by Jesse Marsh, Floyd Gottfredson, Ken Hultgren & Julius Svendsen. From the Disney vaults—thirteen more never-before-collected Sunday comics adaptations of popular 1950s Disney animated and live-action features: Davy Crockett, Littlest Outlaw, Great Locomotive Chase, Westward Ho the Wagons, Gus and Jaq, Johnny Tremain, Perri, The Light in the Forest, Sleeping Beauty, The Seven Dwarfs and the Witch-Queen, Lambert the Sheepish Lion, Old Yeller, and The Shaggy Dog! IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: WDTC02H
Hard Cover, 12x9, 220pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

WALT DISNEY'S SILLY SYMPHONIES A Companion To The Classic Cartoon Series
Revised and updated edition. Recommended. By Russell Merritt and J.B. Kaufman. Launched by Walt Disney in 1929 as a "musical novelty" series to complement Mickey Mouse, the Silly Symphonies soon became much more. This line of delightfully innovative, animated cartoons ran for ten years and produced such classics as The Three Little Pigs, The Tortoise and the Hare, Music Land, and The Old Mill. Silly Symphonies won every Academy Award. From the authors of the prize-winning Walt in Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney, this richly illustrated volume is a complete history including detailed entries for all the Symphonies along with a lengthy critical analysis and production history of the series. Disney, 2016...More.

Item Code: WALDSH
Hard Cover, 10x11, 260pg, Partial Color
$40.00 $34.95

If you like these, you may also also enjoy Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Daily and Sunday newspaper strip collection. All are in the same oblong format. See all our Disney books on the website, including the earlier volumes of those listed above. Also the new They Drew as They Pleased series, now with three volumes, and Nine More Old Men boxed flipbook set.


Replica Editions

Replica edition. Originally published 1954 - Back in Stock. Recommended. By Sid Check. Art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Frank Frazetta et al. An exact replica of the most desirable issue of Black Cat Mystery, more than triple the price ($1790 in VFN) of #1. Warren Kremer's "classic" cover showing a man's face and hands burning away from radiation poisoning, plus a rare Sid Check story with Frazetta assisting, plus Bob Powell and Howard Nostrand. Includes cover story "White Heat," "Moe Gambo," "Here Today...," (the Check/Frazetta story), and "The King is Dead." Canton Street Press, 2015 ...More.

Item Code: BCM50
Soft Cover, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color

CHAMBER OF CHILLS #19 Replica Edition
Originally published 1953. Recommended. By Howard Nostrand, Bob Powell, Lee Elias, Joe Certa and Jack Sparling. Known for its classic cover and for some gorgeous Howard Nostrand art, this is one of the best issues in the three-run of this Harvey horror comic. Four stories range from "Black Passion," very much in the EC tradition, "TerrorVision," about a TV set that becomes a portal into a world of H.P. Lovecraft-style monsters, the Tarzan parody "Garzan the Magnificent," and another EC-style classic, "Happy Anniversary." Plus one page shorts, ads for Harvey's other comics, and great period ad pages for Magic Outfits, Space Commando Walkie-Talkies, Chewing Gum Weight Reduction and more. Canton Street Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: CHAM19
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

MOON GIRL #4 Replica Edition
Originally published 1948. Recommended. By Sheldon Moldoff. The Flashback Replica series reprints significant golden age comic books. Each issue is an exact reproduction from the original and includes all editorial and ad pages. Here's the legendary EC comic book, where Shelly Moldoff created this super-powered spin-off of the popular Wonder Woman, endowed with super powers from the moon. Adversaries include the lovely but evil Satana, sowing distrust and hate between different ethnic peoples to get rich for the outcome! Canton Street Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: MOG04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

Also available: Moon Girl #2, 3 ($17.99 each) and 5 ($14.99); Is This Tomorrow? America Under Communism ($8.99); Race for the Moon (Simon, Kirby and Al Williamson, $17.99), and Teenage Romances #14 (Matt Baker, $14.99).

Also, from the publisher of Classics Illustrated, replica editions of Spitfire #1 & 2 [CSC1, CSC2] and Bomber Comics #1-4, [CBC1, 2, 3, 4] all first published in 1944-45. All are on sale [$15.00, your price $10 each]. We have just 3 to 10 copies of each of these left.


Sale-Priced: Masterpieces of Art Series

HEATH ROBINSON Masterpieces of Art
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Susan Grange and C.P. Gregory. Illustrator and cartoonist W. Heath Robinson is renowned for his ingenious and haphazard contraptions--he was known as the "Rube Goldberg of England." His witty drawings of complicated machines are ironically designed to simplify everyday life, but always manage to make everything appear more complicated! His work is steeped in the humor of calamity, including World Wars I and II, and his name soon became synonymous for absurd and makeshift devices--as well as the superb advertising art and illustrated books he also created. Frame Tree, 2017 ...More.

Item Code: HEROBH
Hard Cover,8x9, 128pg, Partial Color
$18.00 $12.95

ARTHUR RACKHAM Masterpieces of Art
Back in Stock. Highly Recommended. By Joseph Simas. Art by Arthur Rackham. Arthur Rackham was the most famous book illustrator of his time, and influenced much of the book illustration of the first half of the 20th century. The impishness of his drawings brought humor and detail to the fairy stories and classic tales which were popular at the time, from the Brothers Grimm and Peter Pan to his exquisite work on Alice in Wonderland. Long introduction/biography, b&w and color artwork from throughout his career and his most famous books, as well as obscure magazines. Flame Tree, 2015 ...More.

Item Code: ARRAMH
Hard Cover, 8x9, 128pg, Partial Color

For more by Heath Robinson, click here, and for more by Arthur Rackham, click here.

See our entire selection of 31 different Calla Books, facsimile editions of classic illustrated books from 1900-1925, for more by Robinson, Rackham, and other masters from the Golden Age of Illustration.


Coming in March

SCREWBALL! The Cartoonists Who Made The Funnies Funny
Recommended. By Paul Tumey. Art by George Herriman et al. Before "screwball" became a movie genre, it was a staple of other forms of American culture, including newspaper comic strips. Screwball comics offered a healthy dose of laughter and perspective. Comics scholar Paul C. Tumey traces the development of screwball as a genre in magazine cartoons and newspaper comics, presenting the lives and work of around two dozen cartoonists, with an art-stuffed chapter on each, such as Segar, McCay, Goldberg, Holman, Gross, Mager, Swanson and others. IDW, 2018 Due Mar....More.

Item Code: SCRCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x11, 272pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99

Recommended. Collecting the brilliant Joe Kubert's final Tarzan stories in the acclaimed and multi-Eisner Award-winning Artist's Edition format. Including the third Tarzan novel adapted by Joe Kubert, Tarzan and the Lion Man, as well as five additional stories. Includes Tarzan issues #224, 225, 227-229, 231-234. Featuring Kubert's masterful handling of Edgar Rice Burroughs classic creation--this is truly as good as comics get! IDW, 2018 Due Mar. ...More.

Item Code: JKAE03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 176pg, b&w

Volume 1 is also in stock. Volume 2 is not in stock but we can special order it for you, it takes about 3 weeks longer than a regular order. Both $125 each.

Also in stock is Kubert’s Artist Edition for Enemy Ace [JKEAEH. $125] and Tor, From 1,000,000 Years Ago [JKTAE. $150]. Click here for more by Joe Kubert, and here for everything we have on Tarzan.

Collects #1-40, 1972-77 Recommended. By Jack Kirby. Kamandi—one of the few survivors of a Great Disaster that has destroyed civilization--must search for a safe haven in a world populated by bizarre mutated animals and other strange wonders! Considered one of Jack Kirby's most creative works, Kamandi features a band of anthropomorphic supporting characters who accompany him, facing a giant, monstrous crab creature and an intelligent killer whale, and hunted by the Sacker Company as a valuable intelligent human. In what is considered the series' greatest tale, Kamandi is forced to compete with the leader of a gorilla clan for the ultimate prize: Superman's costume! DC, 2018 Due Mar. ...More.

Item Code: KAMOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 896pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

JACK KIRBY KAMANDI The Last Boy On Earth Artist's Edition Volume 2
Special Order- takes 3-4 weeks! Recommended. Jack Kirby's epic story of Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth continues! Collecting six consecutive complete issues (11-16) which include the incredible story of Klikklak, the giant grasshopper. In a world full of talking animals, Kamandi struggles to make a life for himself as he searches for his fellow humans in a post-apocalyptic landscape! The raw power of Jack "King" Kirby is evident on every page in this gorgeous Artist's Edition. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: JKKAE02H
Hard Cover,12X17, 160pg, b&w

Kamandi Artist’s Edition Volume 1 is also still available at the same price.


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 FOR ALL The Color Woodcut in Vienna Around 1900 [ARALH. $69.99 $35.00].
ART OF BIG DOG INK Volume 2 [ARBD02. $24.99 $10.00].

MARVEL DOCTOR STRANGE Prelude [MDSP. $16.99 $8.00].
NEIL GAIMAN'S LADY JUSTICE Volume 1 [NGLJ01. $14.99 $5.00].
ROAD TO PERDITION BIG LITTLE BOOK Signed Screenplay by David Self [ROADB. $30.00 $20.00].

THE ROCKETEER The Official Movie Adaptation [ROCKOMA. $6.95 $5.00].
SUPERMAN VS SHAZAM! [SMVS. $19.99 $7.50].
SPAWN Vault Edition [SPAVEH. $175.00 $125.00].

TOM by Daniel Torres [TOMTH. $25.00 $15.00].

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

We sent out our first Rare & Out of Print email on November 14th, and you can see it by clicking here and scrolling down past the regular email. If you didn't receive it, and would like to be on the list, please sign-up here and select the Rare Books email list.

We have no new items this week, but have discounted the price on some of our older listings, and you can see them here.

For instance, we just got a second copy of The Spirit Casebook All About P’Gell, copy #4 of 400 signed by Eisner. We’ve reduced the price on this and the copy #3 [RB113] already in stock from $250 to $150. These are both publisher file copies that I bought from Kitchen Sink in 1998. I put them aside until now.

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Mature Readers

The Bettie Page Comics Set #1 is nearly gone, we just got our last reorder of the four variant issues [BP01P. $15.99]. Act now if you want one. #2 is also in short supply. Set 3 and 4 are also in stock---these each have 3 variant issues for $11.99 each [BP02P, BP03P, BP04P].

Issues #5-7 have been announced by the publisher, so this looks to be an on-going series or at least a longer one that we first thought. We'll continue to make available variant sets of these as long as supply lasts. The same publisher, Dynamite, has announced a series of new Barbarella comics, and we'll be handling these also as variant-cover sets.

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News and Notes


Our Cyber Monday came early-November 21

We sent out our new Cyber sale earlier this week. You can find this below if you are reading this on our blog, or else click here and scroll down below the regular email. Click here to see more closeouts and discounted items in short supply.


Special Offers

The Flesk Buy-One, Get-One-Free offer is still available. Buy any book published by Flesk and choose one of two FREE James Bama books, originally pubished at $45 and $24.95. Limit two per order. See the entire selection, including many on-sale titles, by scrolling down below our regular email HERE. And this also applies to all our Mr. Monster collections and a free copy of Gorzilla vs. Mr. Monster, also in that special email.

A free Frazetta ICON promotional brochure, 12 pages on high gloss paper with full color paintings throughout, is also still available FREE with any other book with Frazetta that we offer. This includes all Underwood Books Sale and Publisher File Copies, or any other books we handle with Frazetta.

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2018 Calendars

Lastly don’t miss out on your favorite calendars. We are already completely out of the Olivia Calendar. We are very low in stock, under ten copies each, on Luis Royo [LR18], Lingerie [LIN18], Sports Illustrated Page a Day [SISP18], and the regular Sports Illustrated [SIS18]. See our complete selection of 2018 Calendars on our website.

Christmas Cards!

This year we have upgraded from Christmas postcards back to a full Christmas card, with a lovely illustration by Thomas Haller Buchanan and a photo of our guys and gals here. We will include one of these with every order shipped out from now until we run out—or the end of the year, whichever happens first.



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