Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tarzan and the Cannibal King, The Art of Bernie Fuchs, Cannibis Works 2, Crime Suspense Archives, Dick Tracy, Space Busters/Space Patrol, and new Closeouts!

Just twelve new items, but among them are some all-stars. Tarzan and the Cannibal King is an exciting all-new fully illustrated Tarzan novel...with Alex Niño artwork. And we have the limited, of which there are just 300 copies. The Art of Bernie Fuchs is top drawer and limited to 1000. Cannibis Works is sharp—Tanaka helped design the amazing film Akira. Crime Suspense Archives boasts three Al Williamson stories, plus Crandall and Frazetta. Dick Tracy enters his 1960s sci-fi era with the Moon Maid and spaceships. Space Busters/Space Patrol features Bernie Krigstein, and covers by Norman Saunders. And new Closeouts!

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Signed by Jake Saunders, Zavier Cabarga, Alex Niño, and Jim Gerlach. Limited, 300! Highly Recommended. By Jake Saunders. Art by Alex Niño. An entirely new Tarzan novel, written by the author of Tarzan and the Martian Legion, with nine color paintings (three double-page fold outs), black and white spot illustrations and a full color wraparound dust jacket, all by legend Alex Niño. Finely printed letterpress title page, color painted map endpapers and design work by Zavier Cabarga, printed on premium paper, smyth-sewn and cased in Italian book cloth. Signed by all four contributors! We do not expect this to last long, so reserve your copy immediately. Hyborean, 2017...More.

Item Code: TARCKD
Hard Cover, 8x10, 256pg, Partial Color

Limited, 1700. Recommended. By Jake Saunders. Art by Alex Niño. This is a story of young Tarzan, which begins when he is twelve years old. He is still firmly living with the apes, and white men and even natives are new in his life, and so very alien. Here is the jungle god in his untutored youth, living amongst the treetops and battling every day just to stay alive. An entirely new Tarzan novel, written by the author of Tarzan and the Martian Legion, with nine color paintings (three double-page fold outs), black and white spot illustrations and a full color wraparound dust jacket, all by legend Alex Niño. Hyborean, 2017...More.

Item Code: TARCKH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 256, Partial Color

In Quest of Zonthron. Our Highest Recommendation. By Jake Saunders. Art by Tom Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman and Craig Mullins. As befits the ambitious scope of the story, the artistic presentation is unparalleled. One-hundred-thirty new illustrations were commissioned for this opus, with contributions by Thomas Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, on archival, acid-free paper, bound in leather (banth and thoat) in one giant volume. Russ Cochran, 2014...More.

Item Code: MARTLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x12, 424pg, Text/Partial Color

See our website for all the new Tarzan novels, several from ERB Incorporated themselves, as they have begun producing their own books again as they did back in the late 1930s and through the 1940s, when ERB was still alive.


Art Books

Limited to 1000 copies. Recommended. By David Apatoff. Forward by Walt Reed. At the peak of his fame, Bernie Fuchs' work was more widely admired—and imitated—than any other contemporary illustrator. At the age of 30 he was named "Artist of the Year" by the Artists Guild of New York. By 1975, he was the youngest illustrator ever elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. Now at last a major retrospective of Bernie's work has been assembled, the first such book published to date, filled with magazine covers, original paintings and a complete look at his career, which was incredibly wide ranging. Illustrated Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: LIFBFH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 240pg, Full Color

We just promoted all the Illustrated Press limited editions a couple weeks ago. See our website for the ones still available.

FRITZ KAHN Infographics Pioneer
New Bargain-Priced Edition. Recommended. By Uta von Debschitz and Thilo von Debschitz, Foreword by Steven Heller. Destined to bring his work back into the spotlight, this features more than 350 illustrations with extensive captions, three original texts by Fritz Kahn, a foreword by Steven Heller, and an essay about Kahn's life and oeuvre. Natural science buffs, graphics professionals, and anyone interested in visual expression of ideas will be fascinated by this tribute to Kahn's greatest achievements. We've never seen any book like it! Leave it to Taschen to do such a superb tribute to a forgotten genius. Taschen, 2017...More.

Item Code: FRIKAH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 520pg, Partial Color

564 pages with eight or more images per page! Recommended. Edited by Rian Hughes, Introduction by Leslie Cabarga. This unique publication collects over 4,500 examples of custom lettering from the heyday of Art Deco and the experimental modernity of the Futurists--from geometric fonts, elegant brush scripts, and heavy industrial serifs to hand-drawn eccentricities and outré display types. A cornerstone of any type-lover's library. Leslie Cabarga is the author of more than two dozen books on design, including Logo, Font & Lettering Bible. Includes some wonderful line-drawn chapter heads, movie promos, and more. Korero Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: CUSLE
Soft Cover, 9x9, 576pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $39.95

Leslie Cabarga also designed our lead item this week, Tarzan and the Cannibal King. And in a REAL show of his variety of interests, he also compiled Topless Summer Love Girls. Since it's adult I'm not showing it here, but it's on sale and available on our website: [TPL. $32.99, your price $14.95].

WALTER SIMONSON'S THE MIGHTY THOR The Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist's Edition
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! As with all Artist's Editions, each page of art is scanned from the original art, in this case, from Simonson's personal archives. Simonson's first Thor Artist's edition won the prestigious Eisner Award and has gone through multiple printings; don't miss what promises to be an extraordinary book. IDW, 2017...More.

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

Recommended. By Tatsuyuki Tanaka. Tatsuyuki Tanaka's second art collection, and first in 13 years. Tanaka, who also works under the name of Cannabis, is a sought-after Japanese animator and illustrator, who worked on the legendary film Akira. This collects work from 2003 to 2016, and showcases his recent illustrations for books, magazines and record covers, as well as key art for the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015. Also: weapon designs for a Japanese movie Gantz, character designs for a short film A Farewell To Weapons; and more. Wataru Satano, 2017...More.

Item Code: CANW02H
Hard Cover, 10x7, 160pg, Partial Color

Special Order- takes 3-4 weeks! Highly Recommended. Art by Katsuya Terada. Foreword by Guillermo Del Toro. The first English-language art book showcasing one of Japan's most sought-after painters and illustrators, Katsuya Terada! Dragon Girl and Monkey King collects Terada's art in every mood: sexy, brutal, bizarre, and humorous, including his distinctive Hellboy figurine work and his sexy, feisty space heroines, with and without suits. Plus commentary, and an exclusive interview with the artist! Dark Horse, 2014. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DRAGGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 200pg, Full Color

See our website for more books about Anime art, and also for all our books dealing with Japanese art and illustration.


Comic Book Archives & Comic Strip Collections

Very limited availability. By John Cassaday, Alan Davis, Adam Hughes, Paolo Rivera, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Dale McKeown et al. All of the Hero Initiative's 100-plus original covers for DC's Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1 are presented here. Plus a special behind-the-scenes section showing developmental art and more! Hero Initiative partnered with major publishers to create “100 Projects,” in which Hero gets 100 top artists to do original drawings right on blank-covered comics, in eaither black and white or full color. That all-new art is collected here. The originals are auctioned off to benefit Hero. Many covers are wrap-round. DC, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: WW100
Soft Cover, 7x10, Partial Color

See all of our Wonder Woman books and statues on our website. Hope you have enjoyed the movie: our recent trip out of town has prevented us from seeing it yet, but we plan to go this weekend. Everyone I know who has says it's outstanding!

FANTASTIC FOUR Epic Collection Volume 2 The Master Plan of Doctor Doom
Collects Fantastic Four #19-32 & Annual #1-2, 1963-64. Our Highest Recommendation. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. Lee and Kirby set the standard for out-of-this-world imaginative adventure and launched the Marvel Universe in the pages of Fantastic Four. Now, in 1963, with all the new superheros in place, it's time for the FF to run the gauntlet. The Sub-Mariner takes on the entire Human Race in the first FF Annual. The Thing throws down with the Hulk in a battle so huge it takes the combined might of the FF and the Avengers to stop it! The FF tangle with the X-Men! The second FF Annual features the all-new origin of Doctor Doom. Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: FFE02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 448pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Collects Space Busters #1-2, 1952, Space Patrol #1-2, 1952, and Nightmare #1-2, 1952. Highly Recommended. Art by Bernie Krigstein, Murphy Anderson, Kinstler, Tuska. Covers by Norman Saunders and Allen Anderson. This one's got it all: painted cover art by pulp legends Allen Anderson and Norman Saunders, EC's Bernie Krigstein (principal artist in all four "Space" issues), and "The True Story of Flying Saucers" written by Harry Harrison, who went on to win Hugo awards as one of the big names in Science Fiction. Murphy Anderson does a story here, and Everett Raymond Kinstler and George Tuska also contribute! Publisher Ziff-Davis didn't last long in comics, but they did first class work, as good as any comics of the period. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCSB01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color

We have every available Pre-Code Classic on our website. Quite a few are currently on sale as low as $19.95 each. Our next catalog, in your hands August, will feature a large section of the latest sale-priced editions. But some are already low in stock, so I suggest acting now. Some have as few as 2 or 3 copies left as I write this, while others we have in good supply for now.

Collects #13-18, 1952-53. Highly Recommended. By Al Williamson, Graham Ingels, George Evans, Joe Orlando, Johnny Craig, et al. Crime leaned a bit more in the direction of criminal activity, but really the creators and even the stories were the same wild stuff you got in the three EC horror titles. In fact, the Old Witch (with stories drawn by Ingles) makes regular appearances. But here we do get a variety of artists, including a wonderful collaboration of Williamson and Frank Frazetta, several more stories by Williamsonand a rare appearance of Sid Check. Retribution, shock endings, violent ends for bad boys and bad girls...Crime is the place to satisfy your craving for justice! Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: ECC03H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Collects #7-12, 1951-52. Highly Recommended. By Al Feldstein and Johnny Craig. Art by Jack Davis, Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen et al. Classic chronicles of criminals and capers! Collecting issues from the immortal artistic talents of Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, Jack Davis, and George Roussos. Plus every issue has a horror tale from The Haunt of Fear, narrated by the Old Witch and drawn by Graham Ingles, just like in EC's three horror titles. In fact, these stories were as horror-laden and shocking any of EC work--they just wanted to cash in on the "crime" so popular in comics. Handsomely recolored, giving these a fresh and up to date look and polish. Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: ECC02H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

These are the only two releases in the new Dark Horse Crime Suspense series. Next should be Volume 4, then they'll most likely go back and redo Volume 1, which was first done by Gemstone.


Still Available! Original 2006 Edition! Our Highest Recommendation. At long last, the final component of The Complete EC Library! Seldom seen and highly sought-after for decades, Shock Illustrated, Terror Illustrated, Crime Illustrated, and Confessions Illustrated are among the hardest-to-find EC titles--because this experiment using magazine format and text & illustrations, wonderful as it was, didn't sell on the newsstands. Includes the rare Shock Vol. 3 (only 200 subscriber copies were ever distributed), but here too are 18 previously unpublished Picto-Fiction stories. Gemstone, 2006...More.

Item Code: CECHP
Hard Cover, 9x13, 240pg, b&w
$150.00 $

This was the very last EC Library to be published, and I still feel it's one of the finest. The Picto-Fictions from EC were published in black and white already, and in a larger magazine size, so this is as close to the originals as you will ever get. And the artists outdid themselves, with innovative layouts as well as outstanding detail and artwork. I've kept these in stock (albeit perhaps too quietly) ever since I discovered they were still available, and at the original publication price. 

See our website for all other EC Archives in the new Dark Horse editions: Weird Fantasy and Weird Science, Shock, Vault, Crypt, Haunt of Fear, Two-Fisted, Panic, and the single volume Valor.

We recently added a few of the Russ Cochran EC Archives sets to our Rare & Out of Print section, including Two-Fisted Tales, Weird Fantasy and Vault of Horror.


Dailies & Sundays, 1964-65. Recommended. By Chester Gould. Two worlds are in turmoil when the inter-species romance between Junior and the Moon Maid heats up. Can the twinkling of little antennae be too far in the future? Back on Earth, Dick Tracy quits, and gets taken prisoner by the Moon Maid's father! Diet Smith introduces the Two-Way Wrist Television fifty years before the Apple Watch, while Moon Maid turns vigilante and a series of events reveal a mob plot to kill both her and Dick Tracy. The clues eventually lead to Mr. Bribery, who proudly displays his collection of shrunken heads of the people who have crossed him. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: CC22H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 272pg, b&w
$44.99 $39.99

DICK TRACY Colorful Cases of The 1930s
Recommended. By Chester Gould. In the early 1930s, Chester Gould dramatically altered the comics landscape with a new style of gritty realism torn from Chicago's headlines. With this new kind of storytelling came a new way of coloring comics, a style as bold and vibrant as the stories themselves. This selection of Dick Tracy Sunday comics from 1931 to 1939 features Gould's most infamous villains of the decade; four complete stories plus forty more fabulous Sunday pages, reprinted for the first time in the original colors, and in full tabloid size. Sunday Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: DTCCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x15, 168pg, Full Color

See all available back volumes on our website; we have nearly every one, and what we don't have, we can special order for you. We also still have very limited quantities of these “hurts” at half cover price:

Vol 4 [CC04HR. $29.99, your price $14.99, nine copies left)

Vol 17 [CC17HR. $39.99, your price $19.99, one copy left)

Vol 20 (CC20HR. $39.99, your price $19.99, seven left)

These have one or more bumped corners, and may have small tears to the dust jackets. We also just added two copies of Volume 19 that have just a small tear to the jacket, but no corner bumps [CC19HR. $39.99, your price $24.99]. See all other slightly blemished “hurt” books on our website.


Now on Sale

These are items we are closing out, so quantity is very limited and we will not have any more at this price:

A New History Of Animation  NHIS $65.00 $39.00   
Tales Of The Peculiar   TALPH $24.99 $14.99
Cages (Second Edition)   CGES $29.99 $19.99
Naked Cartoonists    NAKEH $22.99 $7.99 
Marvel Masterworks Black Panther Volume 2   MMBP02H $75.00 $44.95

Goliath Signed    GOLSD $175.00 $105.00
We Told You So Comics As Art   WETYH $49.99 $29.99
Civil War Adventure Volume 2   CIVW02 $12.95 $7.95
Gold Key Alliance Volume 1   GKA01 $19.99 $11.99
Girl Power Amanda Conner Gallery Edition   GPACGH $125.00 $89.00

Harley Quinn Red White & Black Statue By Ant Lucia   HARRWB $80.00 $48.00
Spider-Gwen Statue   SPGW $150.00 $99.00
Women of Dynamite Jungle Girl Black &White Statue   WODJGB $249.99 $149.00
DC Harley Quinn New 52 Bishoujo Statue   DCHQN $74.99 $49.99
Women of Dynamite Red Sonja Black & White Statue   WODRSB $249.99 $175.00


Going Away

These are items we won’t be restocking, and are also in very short supply:

DC & Dark Horse Justice League 1   DCDJL01 $24.99 $21.99
Flash By Mark Waid 1    FLMW01 $24.99 21.99
Clear Blue Tomorrows   CLBT $15.95
Black Panther Epic Collection 1  Panther's Rage   BPE01 $34.99 $29.99

Captain America Epic Collection Volume 2 The Coming of...the Falcon   CAE02 $39.99 $34.99
Doctor Strange What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen?   DRSW $29.99 $26.99
Women Of Dynamite Jungle Girl Diamond Eye Statue   WODJGD $249.99


Just Out of Print

Almost gone are these titles. Extremely limited quantities:

Women Of Dynamite Purgatori Black & White Statue Artist Proof   WODPB $275.00               
Spectrum 23    SPE23H  $45.00 $39.95


Mature Readers

Two new books and three DVDs this week: A Touch of Genie is a fantasy about getting all your wishes fulfilled; Never Sleep Alone is about two married partners cheating on one another; and Peekarama Pleasure Maze and Lovers Lane is a double feature of classic erotica. See our website for all the Peekarama Double Features.

From Euro-publisher Goliath we have two new Nude Photography books, one quite thick, which explores each girl as she has less and less, to nothing on: Kinky Super Beauties. Second is a thinner book of spontaneous, quirky works, Private Nudes.

See our website for all of our Nude Photography books, and also all current adult DVDs.

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News and Notes

Serpieri’s Druuna
We just cancelled customer backorders for Druuna by Serpieri Volume 0 and Volume 4, since our source had told us they were both no longer available. Well, lo and behold, what should show up here? So if you had one of these on order, you will need to reorder it. And, needless to say, they are once again available but for how long, who can say? Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are all currently available. [Volume 0 ANIMH. $19, Volumes 1-4 SER01H, SER02H, etc. $22 each.

Vampirella Arthur Adams Bust
We’ve already gotten several orders for this in the “regular” edition but we’ve just found that there will also be a “black and white” edition, available at the same price. We will get that up on the website as soon as possible, but wanted to let you know in case anyone wants to switch their order to the b&w version, or just order one of these. The regular edition ran into a publisher delay and a new ship date is to be determined. This is pictured in the current catalog (pin-up girl cover) on page 14. The b&w version was just announced for July shipping, which may or may not be accurate. Regular Edition: [WODBV. $89.99]. Black & White Edition [WODBVB].



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