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

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
PRINCE VALIANT STUDIO EDITION
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
$175.00

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
$39.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ROY THOMAS PRESENTS FRANKENSTEIN Volume 8
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
$27.00

 

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
$39.95

 
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

 
JUSTICE LEAGUE Art of The Film
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

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
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
$39.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
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

 
THE ILLUSTRATED DUST JACKET 1920-1970
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
$39.95

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

 
THE BOOK OF BALLADS AND SAGAS Original Art Edition
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
$75.00

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
$250.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
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

 

Archives

 
WARLORD OF MARS OMNIBUS Volume 1
#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

 
WALT DISNEY'S CHRISTMAS CLASSICS
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

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
WALT DISNEY'S TREASURY OF CLASSIC TALES Volume 2
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

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
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

 
BLACK CAT MYSTERY #50 White Heat!
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
$14.99

 
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
$14.99

 
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
$14.99

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
$12.95

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

 
JOE KUBERT TARZAN AND THE LION MAN Artist's Edition #3
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
$125.00

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.

 
KAMANDI BY JACK KIRBY Omnibus
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

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
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
$125.00

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].

SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY WORLD OF TIM WHITE [TIMWHITE. $21.95 $7.50].
TOM by Daniel Torres [TOMTH. $25.00 $15.00].
VERNON GRANT'S MOTHER GOOSE [VERNHC. $15.00 $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 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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~Bud

 

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Bud's Cyber Sale!

Cyber Sale!!

 
We're sending our Cyber Sale early this year so you can get a jump on your holiday shopping, or find a treat for yourself at a great price. We have more than 20 items that are ten bucks or less, and a list of hand picked gift ideas from Bud himself. Happy Shopping!
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$10 or Less!

SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS Volume 1 (The New 52)
Superman and the Men of Steel. Collects Action #1-8, 2011-12. Recommended. By Grant Morrison. Art by Rags Morales and Andy Kubert. With this renumbering comes a new creative team: comics legend Morrison and fan-favorite artist Morales. While Morrison is no stranger to writing the Superman character, having won three Eisner Awards for his work on All-Star Superman, this is something new for both old and new readers--humanity's first encounters with Superman, before he became one of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Set a few years in the past, it's a bold new take on a classic hero. DC, 2012. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: SMAC01
Hard Cover, 7x10, 186pg, Full Color
$24.99 $10.00

 
ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL Volume 1
Collects #1-6, 2015-16. By Sterling Gates. Art by Bengal, Emanuela Lupacchino, Carmen Carnero and Emma Vieceli. Writer Sterling Gates (Supergirl, The Flash: Season Zero) and artists including Bengal, Emanuela Lupacchino, Carmen Carnero and Emma Vieceli present the stories between the episodes as adventures of the Girl of Steel—and her allies and enemies—explode from the small screenbased on the popular TV series! She's taken to the skies above National City as Earth's newest superhero, but sinister forces, both human and alien, want to ground her for good. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: ADSG01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$16.99 $9.99

 
FIGHTING AMERICAN
Collects #1-7, 1954-55. Highly Recommended. By Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. With tongue firmly in cheek, unparalleled action and drama, in the best S&K style, but with stories and characters that didn't take themselves too seriously. Here were cold-war commies, fatal femme fatales, goofy bad guys you'd never seen the like of before. Were comics in 1954 ready for it....yes and no. Fighting American lasted seven glorious issues and was revived by Harvey in the early 1960s. S&K fans recognize these as among the team's finest work. Dramatic, funny and gloriously drawn, packed with flat-out action and delightfully eccentric stories. Titan, 2011. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FIGA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$19.95 $9.95

 
FRANK FRAZETTA'S The Adventures of the Snow Man
New introduction by Frank Frazetta Jr. By Frank Frazetta. Frank's first complete story from 1944! It's quite the battle royal, with the ugly and evil "Skull" collaborating with the Japanese. Our hero looks like Casper, albeit with a pipe, but wails away with his wicked hatchet against a wild panther, an octopus, and finally Nippon henchmen. Influences include Milton Caniff! This appeared in the very rare Tally Ho Comics--this is the first time it has been reprinted. Dark Horse, 2015...More.

Item Code: FFASH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x6, 88pg, Full Color
$14.99 $9.99

 
THE SPIDER/SMILODON
The First Iron Man Adventure! By Norvell W. Page and Joel Frieman. Cover by Ken Kelly. In Joel Frieman's imtroduction, he details how Stan Lee stated he was inspired by the 1930s pulp hero, The Spider, when he co-created Spider-Man. But you have to see this, too--here just may be the first appearance of Iron Man, in "Satan's Murder Machines," and very specifically called "the IRON MAN!" Here's that 1939 pulp, complete with interior art by John Fleming Gould. Argosy, 2014...More.

Item Code: SPSMM
Soft Cover, 6x9, 123pg, b&w
$15.00 $7.50

 
CATS OF TANGLEWOOD FOREST AND SEVEN WILD SISTERS Set
Our Highest Recommendation. By Charles de Lint. Illustrated by Charles Vess. Two wonderful books for all ages, now on sale. Lillian spends her days exploring the Tanglewood Forest, a magical, rolling wilderness that she imagines to be full of fairies. The trouble is, Lillian has never seen a wisp of magic--until she is bitten by a poisonous snake ....and the cats of the forest save her life by transforming her into a kitten. And Lilian's family meet the Apple Tree Man and travel into fairyland... Two of our very favorite de Lint stories, with wonderful new color illustrations throughout by Charles Vess. Little Brown, 2013-14. Out of Print.. Note: Small remainder mark....More.

Item Code: CHARP
Soft Cover, 6x8, 572pg, Full Color
$17.99 $8.99

 
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA THE RISE OF ECLIPSO
JLA #54-60 & JSA #43, 2010-11. Recommended. By James Robinson, Art by Brett Booth, Jesus Merino, Norm Rapmund et al. A top notch writer and an outstanding team of artists make this a stand-out read. Eclipso returns to take down the very heroes that have defeated him so many times before - The Justice League. With his army of both heroes (the JSA?) and villains under his hypnotic thrall, Eclipso may have the league's number. Will the combined might of Batman, Donna Troy, Blue Lantern Saint Walker and even the all-powerful Spectre be enough to stop him? DC, 2012. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: JLRI
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
$16.99 $5.00

 
SPAWN COLORING BOOK
By Todd McFarlane. Coloring books are not just for the little ones anymore! From fan favorite, Todd McFarlane, comes the first ever Spawn coloring book. Todd is known for his hyper-detailed line work and now you are in the position of comic book colorist, designing a color scheme for some of Spawn's most memorable pages. Detail, intricate detail, here's a real challenge! Image Comics, 2016...More.

Item Code: SPCOL
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, b&w
$14.99 $5.00

 
THOUGHT GUN SHELLS Volume 1 Signed
Signed by Izzy and Peter Han! Recommended. By Izzy and Peter Han. A beautiful collaboration of sketches, comic stories and poems from Izzy and Peter Han. Two masters of character and animal concept design present their work in a handsome new collection. "Maggot" is a text-and-painted art story of India in 2908. "Socket Girl" provides concept art of a heroic young lady; "The Sheeple are Shy" is a short comic story of demonized sheep. And more... Thoughtgun Shells, 2014...More.

Item Code: THOHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 130pg, Partial Color
$30.00 $7.50

 
DC COMICS JUSTICE LEAGUE Starter Poker Set
Designed by Kevin Nowlan. Put a new twist on the classic game with this set that includes a deck of illustrated cards and twenty chips (4 different colors). Jacks, Queen, Kings and Aces are all in color and each is a different JLA member. The numbered cards are in b&w featuring both finished art and pre-lim sketches, most different. DC, 2015...More.

Item Code: DCJLP
na, Partial Color
$24.95 $7.50

 
NEIL GAIMAN'S LADY JUSTICE Volume 1 Hardcover
Collects #1-11, 1995-96. Recommended. By C. J. Henderson and Wendi Lee. Art by Wendi Lee, Michael Netzer, Dan Brereton et al. From the mind of New York Times best-selling and Eisner Award-winning author Neil Gaiman, Lady Justice is the living embodiment of justice. She's a spirit who takes over the mind and body of beautiful but abused women, different in each story, and makes them judge, jury and executioner against crime and injustice. Violent, sexy, and well drawn. Super Genius, 2015...More.

Item Code: NGLJ01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 272pg, Full Color
$24.99 $7.50

 
SIEGEL AND SHUSTER'S FUNNYMAN
Highly Recommended. Art by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Edited by Thomas Andrae and Mel Gordon. Here is a kaleidoscopic analysis of Jewish humor as seen through Funnyman, the little-known super-heroic invention by the creators of Superman. Included are complete comic-book stories and runs of the rare dailies and Sundays (in full color). Created just after they'd left DC in 1947, it's a wild little feature! Feral House, 2010...More.

Item Code: SNDS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$24.95 $7.50

 
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Volume 2 The Girl Who Played With Fire
Highly Recommended. By Denis Mina. Art by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti. In this graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson's second novel, The Girl Who Played With Fire, Mikael Blomkvist, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, his two reporters are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon? Lisbeth Salander's--the girl with the dragon tattoo! Vertigo, 2015. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GIT02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color
$19.99 $9.99

Volume 3 also available at the same discounted price.
 
JUDGMENT
By CJ Henderson, John French and Joe Gentile. Created by pulp-master CJ Henderson (Punisher, Kolchak, The Spider). Judgment leaves no loose ends and could care less what anyone else thinks! If you like your body count high, and your action outrageous, Judgment is for you! With his wits, his twin 45's, and his will of iron, he's going to hell and back. Plus a new Domino Lady tale, and a Judgment/Domino Lady/Secret Agent X team up story. Moonstone, 2015...More.

Item Code: JUDDL
Soft Cover, 6x9, 155pg, Text Only
$10.95 $4.00

 
CLASSICS BOMBER COMICS Volume 1
Art by Jerry Maxwell et al. Published in 1944, this first issue of Bomber comics was actually to fill in when the publisher of Classics Illustrated went from using freelance artists to using artwork produced by the Jerry Iger shop. Publisher Kantor tried out some non-literary comics, of which this is one. Iger's own creation is here, Wonder Boy, who first appeared in National Comics #1 in 1940. Here too are Kid Dixon, Bobby, Grimm-Ghost Spotter, Jest for Laffs, Happy Daze, Pixie, Eagle Evans, and the first Muslim superhero, written by Ruth Roche, Kismet. Jack Lake, 2014...More.

Item Code: CBC1
Soft Cover, 7x9, 52pg, Full Color
$15.00 $10.00

Volume 2-4 also available at the same discounted price.
 
CLASSICS SPITFIRE COMICS Volume 1
Art by Paul Cooper et al. Published in 1944, this first issue of Spitfire Comics was actually to fill-in when the publisher of Classics Illustrated went from using freelance artists to using artwork produced by the Jerry Iger shop. Publisher Kantor tried out some non-literary comics, of which this is one. Spitfire Sanders, a lovely American spy who takes on the Nazi monster, The Whip, Jungleman, Uncle Otto, Happy Daze, Tamale, Flyin Flagg, Private Reginald Rookie, Ghost Squadron, Kid Crash, Drop Towers and the Walrus Men and Court Chuckles. Jack Lake, 2014...More.

Item Code: CSC1
Soft Cover, 7x9, 52pg, Full Color
$15.00 $10.00

Volume 2 also available at the same discounted price.
WORRY DOLL
Introduction by Shaun Tan. By Matt Coyle. ". . . Coyle's work is groundbreaking. The imagery in Worry Doll is so far ahead of anything out there in terms of visual sophistication that it suggests a new way forward for the genre—maybe a new genre altogether." — Sebastian Smee, The Daily Telegraph. A creepy, photo-realistic story told in line art, like a wordless novel but with brief text on the facing pages. A group of dolls find their hosts murdered and flee the crime scene, setting out on a nightmarish road trip. Creepy like Neil Gaiman's Coraline. Outstanding artwork. Dover, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: WORDO
Soft Cover, 11x8, 70pg, b&w
$14.95 $9.95

 
BETWEEN WORLDS
Free Augmented Reality Animated App. Highly Recommended. By Skip Brittenham. Art by Jay Anacleto, Brian Heberlin, Doug Sirois. This Young Adult fantasy novel brings fantasy to life with an entirely new technology that I can only relate to Pokeman Go. Using cutting-edge augmented reality technology (a free downloadable app, which I put on my iPhone), fully animated creatures and objects are added to each of 12 color plates, with interactive 3D--moving, talking, growling. It's WAY COOL. Two high schoolers get lost inside the Mystery Forest and come upon Nith, a dangerous alternate universe. As they explore this strange new land, they discover magical powers they didn't know they had! Putnam, 2016...More.

Item Code: BEWOH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 240pg, Text/Full Color
$18.99 $9.99

 
SHERLOCK HOLMES A Study in Scarlet
Recommended. By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Art by Gris Grimly. strong>Gris Grimly brings this tale of love and revenge to a new generation with his signature style. Ten full color plates, dozens of 1/3 page, 1/2 page, and full page black & white drawings liberally spread throughout the entire book. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first novel--and the origin story of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson--in the first unabridged, fully illustrated version since its debut, London, 1881. A man lies dead in an empty house, not a mark upon him, and no clues--save for the word "RACHE" scrawled in blood on the wall above. Harper Collins, 2015...More.

Item Code: SHOLH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 280pg, Partial Color
$17.99 $9.99

 
GIORGIO KIENERK Tra Simbolismo e Liberty
Warehouse find. By Piero Pacini. Giorgio Kienerk's illustrations are Symbolist and also touch on 1890s French poster design. He created many wonderful book and magazine illustrations, as well as some highly imaginative calligraphy (sometimes incorporating human forms) with Jugenstil influence. All are featured here, from very detailed images using tonal art to the extreme using broad washes of color for strong contrasts in simple but elegant forms. 216 illustrations. Import. Cantini, 1989. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: GIOR
Soft Cover, 7x9, 127pg, Partial Color
$17.00 $5.00

 
COMIC BOOK COVERS
By Sandra Forty. From Famous Funnies #1 in 1933, Action #1 in 1938, to Fantastic Four #1, The Incredible Hulk #1, Amazing Spider-Man #1, X-Men #1, Avengers #2--and 77 Sunset Strip, from 1961-63. In-between there's pre-code horror and sci-fi, Jackie Robinson, Cowgirl Romances, Slave Girl, All-Negro Comics, Crimes by Women, Daredevil Battles Hitler, Black Cat, Black Terror... TAJ, 2013. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: CBCH
Hard Cover, 6x6, 95pg, Full Color
$10.99 $5.00

 
THE COLLECTED STRANGERS IN PARADISE Volume 1 Signed
Warehouse find, 1995. Signed! Recommended. By Terry Moore. From Famous Funnies #1 in 1933, Action #1 in 1938, to Fantastic Four #1, The Incredible Hulk #1, Amazing Spider-Man #1, X-Men #1, Avengers #2--and 77 Sunset Strip, from 1961-63. In-between there's pre-code horror and sci-fi, Jackie Robinson, Cowgirl Romances, Slave Girl, All-Negro Comics, Crimes by Women, Daredevil Battles Hitler, Black Cat, Black Terror... TAJ, 2013. Out of Print.. Note: Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: CSTP01S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 95pg, b&w
$10.00 $5.00

 

$20 or Less!

PHANTOM LADY Volume 2 Hardcover
Roy Thomas Presents. Highly Recommended. By Matt Baker et al. Foreword by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Roy Thomas. This collects Phantom Lady #18-23, today among the most desirable comics of the period, plus her even rarer stories in All Top #8-17 and in her last hurrah, from the 1950s Ajax titles, Phantom Lady #1-4 and Wonder Boy #17-18. With Volume 1, this collects for the first time ever, the entire Phantom Lady from the Golden Age of Comics. Cool stories include "Ghosts, Galleons and Gold", "Wine, Women and Sudden Death," "Bullets for Ballots," "Case of the Murderous Model," "Case of the Robbing Robot," and "The Saturnalia of Sin"!< PS Artbooks, 2013...More.

Item Code: PHL02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 304pg, Full Color
$48.00 $19.95

Click here to see the other PS Artbooks on sale.
 
THE INDISPENSABLE CALVIN & HOBBES
By Bill Watterson. Calvin, the six-year-old dirty tricksmeister and master of indignation and his warm, cuddly philosopher sidekick Hobbes, a tiger whose idea of adventure is to lie on his back by the fire and have his stomach rubbed. Andrews McMeel, 2015. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: INDCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 256pg, Full Color
$29.99 $12.99

We also have The Authoritative Calvin & Hobbes and The Essential Calvin & Hobbes, both on sale for $12.99.
 
WALLY WOOD JUNGLE ADVENTURES with Jim King & Animan
Recommended. Vanguard continues their Wood Classics series, following Wally Wood Strange World, Wally Wood Eerie Crime & Horror and Wally Wood Torrid Romance, with 176 pages of Wood jungle comics spanning from the 1950s Golden Age through the 1960s including Animan, Jim King, Sabu, and much more. Featuring Animan, Wood's very own creation for his self-published Witzend Magazine,  plus some fun obscure stuff for Gold Key and King Comics. Vanguard, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: WWJA
Soft Cover, 8x11, 160pg, Full Color
$24.95 $14.95

Also on sale by Wally Wood, Classic Tales of Torrid Romance, and Jungle Adventures.
 
SUPERMAN The War Years 1938-1945
20+ Complete Stories--and far more! Highly Recommended. By Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. Edited by Roy Thomas. The Man of Steel is one of the most recognized characters in pop culture. Though he may not be from this planet, his dedication to protecting its people is inspiring. Superman: The War Years 1938-1945 shows how his introduction at the start of World War II lifted the spirits of a weary country and brought people the hero they so desperately needed. And began the entire super hero explosion in comic books that continues today. Chartwell, 2015...More.

Item Code: SUPWYH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 304pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

Also on sale is Wonder Woman The War Years 1941-1945.
 
COMICS JOURNAL LIBRARY Volume 9 Zap Interviews
Recommended. By Gary Groth and Mike Dean. Here are the definitive Comics Journal interviews with each and every one of the cartoonists behind Zap Comix. In these career-spanning interviews, the Zap contributors open up about how they came to create a seminal, living work of art. And not only lots of their art is here, but previously unpublished work is showcased. Fantagraphics, 2013...More.

Item Code: CJL09
Soft Cover, 10x12, 264pg, Partial Color
$35.00 $19.95

 
DANGER GIRL RENEGADE
Collects #1-4. By Andy Hartnell. Art by Stephen Molnar. Cover art by J. Scott Campbell. Cool art, fast-paced adventure in a handsome style not unlike Frank Cho. And four sultry covers by J. Scott Campbell. This has it all. Abbey Chase is renowned as a brilliant young archaeologist and (a bit less renowned) as a member of a super-secret spy organization. But who trained and shaped her into this remarkable person? IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: DANGR
Soft Cover, 6x10, 100pg, Full Color
$17.99 $10.99

 
JOE SIMON My Life in Comics
With unsigned bookplate. Get the real story of the birth of the comic book industry from the man who was there! As the first editor of the company that would become Marvel Comics, Joe Simon was at ground zero of the comic revolution. His credits include creating Captain America with Jack Kirby, creating the first romance comics and writing many popular war stories. Here, his entire life is laid out and told in painstaking detail, with guest appearances by the A-list of Golden Age talent like Kirby, Jerry Robinson, Joe Kubert, Stan Lee and many others! Titan, 2011...More.

Item Code: JSH
Hard Cover, 6x10, 258pg, Text/b&w
$24.95 $12.50

 
DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL Volume 1
Collects #1-12, 1982-83. By Paul Kupperberg. Art by Carmine Infantino. The new chapter in the life and times of the Girl of Steel is here, from more than three decades ago. Wonderful artwork by Infantino, whose work made The Flash, Adam Strange, the "new look" Batman favorites with fans. With inks by Bob Oskner, and covers by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano. Our heroine isn't a kid anymore--with high school behind, Supergirl sets out to see the U.S., from Chicago to San Francisco, meeting new friends and new foes. Plus sharp covers by Gil Kane. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: DAS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 226pg, Full Color
$19.99 $11.99

 
WORLD WITHOUT END
Collects #1-6, 1990-91. By Jamie Delano and John Higgins. Millions of years in the future, a new world emerges — a world made of living flesh, surrounded by acidic seas. Rotten at the edges, awash in gangrene swamps, and bristling with mountains of bone, the planet's simmering core houses the stark city of Bedlam, where an all-male race suppresses every manifestation of femininity. In this magnificently illustrated dreamscape of brutality and eroticism, a mysterious female presence called Rumour arises...In a deadly war between the sexes. Dover, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: WORWE
Hard Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Full Color
$29.95 $14.95

 
SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN
Highly Recommended. By Jill Lepore. Highly praised by Alison Bechdel, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware--and myself! "An absolutely unputdownable book!" "...headspinning weirdness..." Marston invented the lie detector test, yet lived a life of secrets. The bondage so frequent in early WW stories begins to be explained here, with its origins both in the early feminist cartoons but also in more intimate desires of Marston and 2nd "wife," Byrne. 16-page full color section plus 100 b&w reproductions of vintage artwork, covers, splash pages, panels, documents, letters and photographs. Knopf, 2014. Out of Print.. Note: These copies have minor bumps to corners and scuffed and imperfect dust jackets....More.

Item Code: SECWWH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 410pg, Text/Partial Color
$29.95 $11.95

 
CAN ROCK AND ROLL SAVE THE WORLD? An Illustrated History of Music and Comics
Warehouse find, 2005. By Ian Shirley, with Alan Moore, Robert Crumb, Mike Allred et al. Respected rock journalist and comic fan Ian Shirley examines the unexplored links between comics and music, from Frank Sinatra to the White Stripes and all in between. Encompassing pop bands' own comics—for The Beatles, Kiss, The Monkees and Johnny Cash—along with punk in comics, unauthorized comic biographies, 1960s psychedelic poster artists and fictional bands from The Maniacs to the Gorillaz, examines rock and roll and comics from a totally different perspective. SAF, 2005...More.

Item Code: CRRSTW
Soft Cover, 7x10, 288pg
$24.95 $12.50

 
LAW OF THE DESERT BORN Signed
Bookplate signed by Thomas Yeates. Highly Recommended. By Louis L'Amour, adapted by Charles Santino. Art by Thomas Yeates. In the finest tradition of (and perhaps somewhat influenced by) the artwork of Russ Heath and John Severin--the first graphic novel adaptation of the work of master storyteller Louis L'Amour explores the borderlands of loyalty and betrayal with the emotional grittiness of a noir thriller. New Mexico, 1887, a land in the midst of the worst drought anyone can remember. Now it explodes into violence, a savage manhunt, and revenge. Bantam, 2013. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: LAWDH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 152pg, b&w
$25.00 $12.50

 
THE COLLECTOR By Toppi
Highly Recommended. By Sergio Toppi. Foreword by Sean Gordon Murphy. Far from the auction halls, this 19th century adventurer, the Collector, seeks out rare and mysterious artifacts across the world. He is as at home in the salons of Paris as he is in the jungles of Borneo--and a crack marksman when his life is at risk, as it very often is. Set against the backdrop of late 19th-century colonialism, a globe-spanning, swashbuckling adventure with five complete adventures and stellar artwork by this renowned Italian comics master. Archaia, 2014. . May have slightly bumped corner....More.

Item Code: COLSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 252pg, b&w
$34.99 $14.99

 
GREEN LANTERN THE SILVER AGE Volume 1
Showcase #22-24 & Green Lantern #1-9, 1960-61. Highly Recommended. By John Broome. Art by Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson et al. Perhaps the most famous of all the Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan put on the lantern's ring for the first time in 1959. A re-envisioning of the original crime-fighting Green Lantern (Alan Scott), created by John Broome in the 1940s, this new Green Lantern was a science fiction adventurer. He battled aliens, giant monsters, wealthy sociopaths out to steal his power ring...and the efforts of his lady love, Carol Ferris, to discover his true identity. This is DC at their finest, most prior to the Marvel Age! DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: GLSA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 356pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

 
PATIENCE By Daniel Clowes
Almost Gone! The most anticipated graphic novel of 2016: from the creator of Ghost World, a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially "Clowesian" and utterly unique in the author's body of work. Fantagraphics, 2016...More.

Item Code: PATIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 180pg, Full Color
$29.99 $14.99

 
MAP OF ZOMBIES Signed Poster
Signed! By Jason Bradley Thompson. From the artist who gave us H.P. Lovecraft's Lands of Dreams Poster and The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath graphic novel. This is something else, like no other work we've handled. It charts, like a family tree, the world of Zombies, as catalogued in films, games, podcasts, television, and books. Are they live or dead? Do they have zombie animals? Hungry? Funny? Alien? Good? Evil? JBT, 2013...More.

Item Code: MAPZ
24x36, 1 print, Full Color
$30.00 $17.50

 
NEAL ADAMS 2015 Sketchbook Signed
Almost Gone! Signed! Recommended. This leads off with a wonderful cover of Tarzan battling a mounted knight. Inside are pencils and finished inked drawings of Spawn, Vampirella, Green Arrow, Batman, The Joker, characters from Game of Thrones, The Vision and Scarlet Witch, Deadman, Spectre, Predator vs. Tarzan, The Spirit, Thor vs. Hercules, etc. Most of these are from commissioned drawings. Neal Adams, 2015...More.

Item Code: NEA15D
Soft Cover, 8x11, 32pg, b&w
$25.00 $17.50

 
THE OSAMU TEZUKA STORY A Life in Manga and Anime
Over 900 pages! Recommended. By Toshio Ban. Translated by Frederik L. Schodt. This graphic-format biography of Osamu Tezuka—Japan's "God of Manga"—looks at one of the twentieth century's great creative artists (Astro BoyKimba the White LionBlack Jack). It is also an anecdotal study of the evolution of Japan's early manga and anime business and its heroes. Toshio Ban joined Tezuka Productions in 1974 as one of Tezuka's assistants, emulating Tezuka's style. Thus this is like an autobiography in Tezuka's own style. Wonderfully detailed intro by Frederik Schodt. Stone Bridge, 2016...More.

Item Code: OSAM
Soft Cover, 7x9, 914pg, b&w
$29.95 $18.95

 
CARTOONS FOR VICTORY Signed
Signed, extra-illustrated print, limited to 100! Highly Recommended. By Warren Bernard. Foreword by Bob Dole. See how Superman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and others helped fight World War II via comic books and newspaper strips, cartoons, even ads. This is the most comprehensive collection ever assembled of World War II-era cartoons, reflecting the indefatigable spirit of the Home Front in America. Showcases cartoonists such as Charles Addams, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner, and many others. 90% of this has not been seen since first publication, compiled by a long-time collector whose unearthed treasures the rest of us never even knew existed. Fantagraphics, 2015...More.

Item Code: CAVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 256pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $19.99

 
ELSEWORLDS BATMAN Volume 1
Recommended. By Jose Garcia-Lopez, Howard Chaykin, P. Craig Russell, Kelley Jones et al. Featuring Batman as a holy priest, Harry Houdini alongside the Dark Knight, Dr. Wayne reanimating a Frankenstein-like Bat-Man, Batman as a Green Lantern, a supernatural Bat-Man fighting the evil wizard known as the Dark Joker, a future Robin (in the year 3000) fighting off an alien invasion, and other tales! DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: ELWB01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 606pg, Full Color
$34.99 $19.99

 
BEFORE THE ANIMATION BEGINS
Warehouse find, 1996. Highly Recommended. By John Canemaker. This is the absolute best collection of rare, never-before-seen art by all of the masters of the early Disney cartoon. Disney's pioneering animated films began in the imaginations of the "inspirational sketch artists." Allowed to work with an unprecedented degree of creative freedom, these talented artists attempted to conjure the "look" of a film: appearance of characters, the action's locale, mood and use of color. Hyperion, 1996. Out of Print.. Note: Varnish may be separating, some tears to dust jackets, bumped corners--overall very good plus condition. Out-of-print, first edition, never reprinted....More.

Item Code: BEFOREHC
Hard Cover, 12x12, 210pg, Full Color
$60.00 $20.00

 
KING COLLECTION
By Paul Tobin et al. Art by Marc Laming et al. Cover by Darwyn Cooke. When Ming the Merciless launched an all-out assault on planet Earth, the colorful band of heroes known as King's Watch led the resistance! Now, across the cosmos, in the dark corners of Earth, and even throughout time, Earth's defenders continue the mission, separate and yet together in spirit! Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, Dr. Zarkov, Mandrake, Jungle Jim, Lothar (as the new Phantom), and Prince Valiant! Really! They join friends new and old to face the combined forces of Ming and the all-new, all-deadly Cobra! Dynamite, 2016...More.

Item Code: KINGC
Soft Cover, 7x10, 456pg, Full Color
$49.99 $20.00

 

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ROY THOMAS PRESENTS FRANKENSTEIN Volume 8 Slipcased
Limited, 300! Collects #28-33, 1954. Recommended. Written and drawn by Dick Briefer, with Mort Meskin and Marvin Stein. While earlier issues were pure humor, here Frankenstein continues, and in fact concludes, its 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. Each issue also includes two back-up stories, horror tales typical of the horror comics genre before the code came along. PS Artbooks, 2015. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FRA08D
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$64.99 $21.99

 
PLANET COMICS Volume 13 Slipcased
limited, 300! Collects #60-66, 1949-52. Highly Recommended. By George Evans, Leonard Starr, Graham Ingels et al. Long before Star Wars, there was Planet Comics, home to a veritable parade of steely-jawed interstellar adventurers and some of the most gorgeous damsels in distress you could ever hope to find. And this is their prime, with the legendary “Futura,” the first and perhaps best drawn space-damsels in distress. Wonderful art by the unsung Enrico Bagnoli! PS Artbooks, 2016. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: PLC13D
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 314pg, Full Color
$69.99 $23.99

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ART OF STEPHEN HICKMAN Empyrean Signed
Signed bookplate! Highly Recommended. By Stephen Hickman. Foreword by Rick Berry. A lavish, full-color hardcover art book taking readers on a visual guide through Stephen Hickman's long and ongoing career. The collection focuses on his book covers for famous authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, and Larry Niven. Titan, 2015...More.

Item Code: ARTSHH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 144pg, Full Color
$39.95 $24.95

 
JOHNNY HAZARD Volume 2
Newspaper Dailies, 1945-47. By Frank Robbins. Frank Robbins' masterpiece, one of the all-time greatest action/adventure newspaper comic strips! Continues the adventures of Johnny Hazard and Brandy picking up the storyline where Volume One left off. Frank Robbins' masterpiece, one of the all-time greatest action/adventure newspaper comic strips, Johnny Hazard, is back! Hermes, 2011...More.

Item Code: JH02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color
$49.99 $24.99

 
JACK KIRBY PENCILS AND INKS Artisan Edition Hurt
Side-by-side images. Recommended. By Jack Kirby. Inks by Mike Royer. Kirby's art in a new and unprecedented way, side-by-side examples of his work, on the left the original pencils, on the right after inking! Three Key first issues are showcased: The Demon #1, Kamandi #1 and Omac #1, along with a number of additional works. This is a perfect way to see Kirby art in its rawest form, reproduced from the original pencils as each page was completed, then next to it, the finished inks. "We would almost call this a textbook of comic art except it's too much fun!" IDW, 2016. . Note: Copies may have scuffed covers and/or bumped corners....More.

Item Code: JKPIAEHR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 160pg, Full Color
$49.99 $24.99

 
SCARLET LETTER
Originally published in London, 1920. Recommended. By Nathaniel Hawthorne. Art by Hugh Thomson. Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 masterpiece unfolds among the rigidly intolerant Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay colony, where Hester Prynne is condemned to wear the scarlet letter as a badge of shame. This deluxe hardcover (gold-embossed cover, 31 full color plates). Hugh Thomson at his peak was as popular as Rackham and Dulac, doing many notable signed & numbered vellum-covered books in the same years before World War I, during the Golden Age of Illustration. Calla, 2016...More.

Item Code: SCARLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 296pg, Text/Full Color
$45.00 $29.95

 
ELFQUEST The Art of the Story
By Wendy and Richard Pini. Art by Wendy Pini. Elfquest: The Art of the Story handpicks a selection of Wendy and Richard Pini's favorite Elfquest tales, scanned directly from the original art. These self-contained pieces are some of the finest Elfquest stories ever told. Every unlettered art page is paired with its as-published twin and in-depth running commentary by the Pinis, so readers can easily follow each tale and see for themselves the creative process that is the “art of the story.” Flesk, 2016...More.

Item Code: ELFAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 304pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $29.95

 
LADY DEATH Naughty! Deluxe Signed
Signed by Lady Death creator Brian Pulido! With print. Limited, 250. By Richard Ortiz, Monte Moore, Mike DeBalfo et al. Comes bagged with Exclusive “Very Naughty” 9"x12" print by Richard Ortiz and a Certificate of Authenticity. Feast your eyes on fantastic imagery depicting Lady Death's sensual side by today's top illustrators with this limited edition hardcover art book! Features artwork by Dawn McTeigue, Sabine Rich, Eric Basaldua (Ebas) and more! Very sultry--well, steamy--pin-up art with the comics heroine in everything from skimpy lingerie to nothing at all, with either hinted-at or full nudity. Coffin Comics, 2015. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: LDND
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 48pg, Full Color
$60.00 $40.00

 

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THE ART OF ELFQUEST Deluxe Signed
Slipcased, signed & numbered, 500! Includes color print. By Wendy Pini and Richard Pini. Art by Wendy Pini. Since its first appearance in 1978, Elfquest has touched the spirit of multiple generations of readers thanks to the power of Wendy Pini's captivating storytelling and dynamic art. Fortunately for its fans, nearly every piece of Wendy's original art—paintings, sketches and notes dating back to the conception of the comics series—has been meticulously catalogued and preserved by her husband-collaborator, Richard. For this volume, each piece has been meticulously scanned directly from the original artwork and approved by the Pinis. The Deluxe Limited Edition includes a premium quarter binding with special onlaid plate on the front cover boards with slipcase. It also includes 16 bonus pages totalling in 320 pages. Flesk, 2015...More.

Item Code: ARELD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 320pg, Full Color
$100.00 $60.00

 
THE PSYCHEDELIC ROCK ART OF CARL LUNDGREN Signed
Signed & numbered, 250! By Carl Lundgren. Inspired by his fellow 1960s psychedelic artists, by science fiction, fantasy and even comics, Lundgren was part of the revolutionary poster art of the Psychedelic 1960's-era all the way to 2015. This Detroit-based artist, showcases his posters which were as important to the Detroit scene as were the music legends themselves; The Who, Jefferson Airplane and Pink Floyd, to name a few. Hermes, 2015...More.

Item Code: CALUD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x14, 224pg, Full Color
$125.00 $75.00

 
COMPLETE JUNIOR AND SUNNY Gift Edition
Also see Signed edition. CJSD
Limited, 250! Headlight Comics from 1947-48. Highly Recommended. By Al Feldstein. Compiled by Grant Geissman.By Al Feldstein. Compiled by Grant Geissman. Handsome Limited Edition with an exclusive gold-embosssed leatherette cover, AND slipcase, AND matching full box, both with onlaid color covers. Plus a portfolio of extras: 16 collectible post cards, a temporary tattoo sheet and a print of Sunny #11 revisted, a Feldstein re-creation from 2002. Covers and complete stories long considered to be prime examples of late 1940s "headlight" and "Good Girl" art comics. IDW, 2015. . Note: May have a slight waviness to the onlaid pasted-down cover on the slipcase (which is inside the box), as well as very slight scuffing to the cover and very minor dents to the box cover....More.

Item Code: CJSD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 400pg, Full Color
$125.00 $85.00

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CHARLES SCHULZ PEANUTS Artist's Edition
Recommended. Charles Schulz's Peanuts debuted in 1950 and would become what is arguably the most important comic strip of all time. Peanuts transcended the medium, presenting complex issues and moral dilemmas in the space of four panels, while maintaining a bitingly funny sense of humor. For the first time, you can see the original art created by the artist himself--in IDW's multi-award-winning Artist's Edition format, with each strip being carefully scanned and reproduced (in an unusual oblong format), two strips to a page. IDW, 2014...More.

Item Code: CSPAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 20x11, 140pg, b&w
$125.00 $85.00

 
DEADMAN KELLEY JONES Gallery Edition
Artwork from Deadman: Love After Death #1-2 and Deadman: Exorcism #1-2. Recommended. By Mike Baron. The unmistakable art of Kelley Jones on two gothic thrillers with surprisingly adult themes and some nudity! This Smythe-sewn hardcover edition is sourced from the original boards and showcases the boldly dramatic line art that established Jones' creative style prior to his work on Batman and other DC characters. Written by Mike Baron and first published in 1989 and 1992, starring the same Deadman that Carmine Infantino and Neal Adams first made famous. Kelley made him even darker, even more baroque and bizarre. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: DEAKJH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 228pg, b&w
$125.00 $99.00

 
HERB TRIMPE'S THE INCREDIBLE HULK Artist's Edition
With John Severin, Dick Ayers, & Sal Buscema. Herb Trimpe was one of the go-to artists working at the beginning of The Marvel Age of Comics in the 1960s and 1970s. His extended run on The Incredible Hulk, beginning when the Hulk still shared Tales to Astonish with Ant-Man/Giant-Man, is a high point for many fans, with masterful inks by John Severin and others. Five complete stories plus 17 covers and three pages of unpublished doodles. IDW, 2015...More.

Item Code: HTIAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
$125.00 $99.00

 
STAR WARS Artifact Edition
By Roy Thomas. Art by Howard Chaykin & Carmine Infantino. The first Star Wars Artifact Edition! Featuring scans of original artwork, mainly from the initial 10 issues of Marvel Comics' groundbreaking Star Wars comics, circa 1977, and from other early issues. There is a wealth of extras, including a cover gallery showcasing some of the very earliest work. IDW, 2015...More.

Item Code: SWAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 160pg, b&w
$125.00 $99.00

 
AL WILLIAMSON'S EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Artist's Edition
Highly Recommended. By Archie Goodwin. Al Williamson's career is crammed full of amazing accomplishments: star artist for the EC Comics line while barely in his twenties, drawing the definitive comic-book version of Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon, producing the X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan comic strip for 10 years, plus many more! Until seeing this original artwork, I didn't realize how finely detailed this is, very much in his EC style! This is legendary among fans. His heroic adventure style was perfectly suited for Star Wars--Williamson was George Lucas' first choice for the Star Wars newspaper comic strip, which he would later go on to draw! IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: AWEAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 15x22, 160pg, b&w
$150.00 $110.00

 

Bud's Gift Ideas

 
GRIS GRIMLY'S Tales from the Brothers Grimm
Highly Recommended. Grimm's fairy tales are brought to life for a new generation of readers in their original, uncut form by the modern master of gothic horror--with a twistEnter Gris Grimlywho has faithfully reproduced the original text of a selection of tales and adorned them with his own inimitable artwork. The result is a Grimm collection unlike any other, set in a world that is whimsically sinister, darkly vivid, and completely unforgettable. Both full color plates and b&w drawings throughout. Harper Collins, 2016...More.

Item Code: GGTH
Hard Cover, 7x9, 288pg, b&w
$17.99 $15.99

 
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Kinuko Craft Signed
Signed full color bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. By Mahlon F. Craft. Art by Kinuko Craft. Kinuko Craft has created an entirely new illustrated bookplate exclusively for us. A gorgeous and vivid retelling of the classic story in this stunningly illustrated picture book, with all-new full color paintings. One of today's finest fantasy artists, her work all comes together here--double page spreads, brilliantly ornate borders, highly detailed costumes, jewery, exotic settings, and very personable characters--the charming, innocent beauty and the startling beast. Harper Collins, 2016...More.

Item Code: BEBEH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 32pg, Text/Full Color
$17.99

 
COLORING WITH YOUR OCTOPUS Signed
A Coloring Book for Domesticated Cephalopods. Highly Recommended. By Brian Kesinger.

A clever and fun collection of illustrated activities with Victoria Prismall and her beloved octopus, Otto. Part of Kesinger's series of Victorian-era adventures with these two unusual companions. Each image is in black outline on extra heavy paper perfect for coloring with crayons or colored pencils. The book is short and extra wide to accommodate all of Otto's eight arms.

Baby Tattoo, 2014...More.

Item Code: COLWO
Soft Cover, 14x7, 64pg, Full Color
$12.00

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KRAMPUS The Devil Of Christmas
Recommended. By Monte Beauchamp. Rediscover the Christmas tradition of Krampus, the hairy, horned, supernatural beast who was Santa's enforcer in 19th century German traditions! These quirky and occasionally terrifying images show what happens to children at the holidays...when they've been BAD. This supernatural beast chases kids through the forest, tempts virtuous women and gives would-be misbehavers the creeps--all in cool, vintage artwork! Last Gasp, 2010...More.

Item Code: KRAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 5x8, 200pg, Full Color
$18.95

 
ALPHONSE MUCHA MASTERWORKS
Highly Recommended. By Rosalind Ormiston. A beautifully illustrated reference book which charts the life and works of a man who epitomized Parisian art during the Art Nouveau era. With abundant top quality color reproductions, this documents his success as an illustrator and as an avant-garde artist. From his iconic posters for Sarah Bernhardt, amazing ads for chocolates, perfume and other popular products, to his series on The Seasons, rare book illustrations, magazine covers, etc. Flame Tree, 2013...More.

Item Code: APHOH
Hard Cover, 12x11, 200pg, Full Color
$40.00 $19.99

 
FRAZETTA WARRIOR Coaster Set
Highly Recommended. Dark Horse kicks off a new range of collectables licensed from the estate of perhaps the finest fantasy artist of our time, the late Frank Frazetta. This is a handsome set of four large coasters, featuring beautifully reproduced images of Conan, The Death Dealer, The Silver Warrior, and Tarzan. Thick, backed with cork, and enclosed in a handsome illustrated box. Dark Horse, 2015...More.

Item Code: FRWC
4x4, 4 coasters, Full Color
$9.99

 
WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK Christmas on Bear Mountain
Back in Stock! Book 5 in the series. Our Highest Recommendation. By Carl Barks. Here it is! The historic first-ever appearance of Donald Duck's Uncle Scrooge. There's much more fun and adventure, as Donald and his nephews find themselves running from an erupting volcano, adopted by a kangaroo, menaced by a ducknapping ghost in armor...and a giant octopus! 17 complete stories, both long adventures from the Four Color specials and great 10-pagers from Walt Disney's Comics and Stories. All from 1947 and 1948: Four Color #147, 159 and 178, WDC&S #80-87, and Donald and Mickey Merry Christmas #1947. Fantagraphics, 2016...More.

Item Code: WD05H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 210pg, Full Color
$28.99 $24.99

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FRAZETTA BOXED PINT GLASSES WARRIORS & WOMEN 1 (Death Dealer & Egyptian Queen)
Highly Recommended. Dark Horse continues its Frazetta merchandise program with the most acclaimed fantasy painter's best work, now on high-quality 16 oz. glassware. Highly detailed, full color images on crystal clear pint glasses, in a handsome display container. We're very impressed. Also available with the two other designs as a discounted set of four. Glasses are NOT dishwasher or microwave safe--they should be hand-washed to protect the artwork. Nice and heavy, well built. Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: FRAP01
2 glasses, 16 oz, Full Color
$25.00

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BATMAN METAL DIE CAST BAT SIGNAL with Book
Recommended. A fun Batman collectible to display, and it actually works too. A high-quality die-cast metal Bat-Signal--projects up to 20 feet! Special features include 5-inch tall authentically detailed Bat-Signal replica, metal construction, LED light-up function, up to 20-feet projection in darkness, 360-degree rotatable base, bonus 48-page 5x7 hardcover book on Batman and Bat-Signal lore, featuring full-color illustrations throughout. In a handsome full color display box. 3 AAA batteries not included. Running Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: BATMBS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 5 inches tall, 48pg, Full Color
$39.95

 
THE COMPLETE CALVIN AND HOBBES Set
Four book set! Our Highest Recommendation. By Bill Watterson. This includes all Calvin and Hobbes daily and Sunday strips that have ever appeared in syndication--3,160 total strips! In addition, you'll find color cover and spot art from Watterson's classic book collections. The heaviest and most expensive book ever to hit the New York Times bestseller list. Now in a new affordable format in four volumes instead of three, and in a slightly smaller size. Andrews McMeel, 2012...More.

Item Code: CALV
Soft Cover, 11x10, 1456pg, Full Color
$100.00 $95.00

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Pin-up and Mature Readers

 
ALVARADO'S ALL-AMERICAN GIRLS
By Robert Alvarado. Pop culture phenomena from the ‘80s and ‘90s, homages to Alberto Vargas and other classic pinup illustrations, and contemporary fashions and fetishes combine to form an exciting collection of modern pinups. Tributes to Baywatch, Rambo, Star Wars, Jessica Rabbit, and more late-20th century cultural references are included. Schiffer, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ALVAGH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color
$34.99 $19.99

 
TRASHY LADY DVD/Blu-Ray
Originally released 1985. Directed by Steve Scott. It’s the roaring twenties and gangster Dutch (Harry Reems) has just been dumped by his girl Jessie (Cara Lott). With the annual "Gathering of the Brotherhood" weeks away, Dutch is desperate. He’s introduced to the beautiful Katherine (Ginger Lynn), a cigarette girl working at the hottest speakeasy in town. Immediately smitten, he discovers to his dismay that Katherine is a "good" girl. Vinegar Syndrome, 2015. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: TRL
DVD/Blu-Ray, 85 min, 2 disc, Full Color
$29.98 $18.95

 
CANDY TANGERINE MAN DVD/BLU-RAY COMBO
Originally released 1974-75. Directed by Matt Cimber. American action-adventure blaxploitation starring John Daniels, Eli Haines and Tom Hankason. The story of the powerful "Black Baron", both a pimp and a doting father--a successful Los Angeles-based businessperson and loving husband, Ron Lewis (John Daniels) turns into a completely different self at night – his alter ego, the "Black Baron", a prominent, powerful and feared pimp; but after killing two racist police officers in his pursuit, the Baron realizes that his pimping days are numbered. Vinegar Syndrome, 2016...More.

Item Code: CANTM
DVD/BLU-RAY, 183 min, 2 discs, Full Color
$29.98 $7.50

 
LIGHTING THE NUDE Top Photographers Share Their Secrets
Recommended. By Roger Hicks, Frances Schultz and Steve Luck. Learn the lighting secrets of today's top photographers or just enjoy the beautiful women they are presenting for your enjoyment. One of the most enduring images in art and photography, the nude continues to inspire photographers of all levels to explore the nuances of lighting. Now updated for the digital age, with more than 70 all-new images and lighting diagrams, this offers a behind-the-scenes look at how today's top photographers sculpt light across the human form to create stunning, unforgettable images. Amphoto, 2010. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: LIGHTH
Soft Cover, 7x10, 384pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $14.99

 
LIBERATORE'S WOMEN
By Liberatore. When the creator of Ranxerox and Ranx devotes an entire book to drawings and paintings of women, the results are intense, disturbing, bizarre, and very sexy. Italy's famous artist draws no delicate flowers--his women are powerful and menacing, exuding a fearsome and yet compelling sexuality. A master of eroticism. Explicit paintings and drawings both, beautifully printed in an oversized edition. Kitchen Sink, 1998. Out of Print. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: LIBHC
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 96pg, Partial Color
$24.95 $5.00

 
THE PIN-UP ART OF ARCHIE DICKENS Volume 1
Recommended. A famous pin-up Calendar artist in 1950s London, Dickens has a long career in illustration and in his retiring years, continued to paint the cheesecake that made his name. These all-new works remind us of Dean Yeagle’s Mandy—beautiful young ladies with perfectly rounded figures, almost nude or oh-so-close. Each work also has humor to it, from cowboy and pirate hats to pets and teddy bears. SQP, 2005. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: PINUPA
Soft Cover, 9x12, 48pg, Partial Color
$14.95 $7.50

 
THE ADVENTURES OF SWEET GWENDOLINE
Highly Recommended. By John Willie. This is the massively revised edition that is virtually unavailable today, since the publisher doesn't deal with bookstores or Amazon or Diamond. 25 years after the first printing of this amazing book, this tribute to John Alexander Scott Coutts (1902-1962), a.k.a. John Willie, has been expanded to twice the original size! Willie still stands as the finest bondage artist ever and his stories of Sweet Gwen are classics, first published in rarely-seen specialty magazines of the late 1940s and early '50s Belier, 1999. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ADVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 368pg, Partial Color
$65.00 $39.95

 
VIVA VAN STORY'S SHEER
Recommended. By Viva van Story. Sneak a peek at Sheer, the latest collection from top NYC pinup photographer Viva van Story. Viva's last book--Viva's Pinups--was a best-seller. Like Bunny Yeager, Viva has moved from in front to behind the camera. Yet this work looks so much like her own modeling forte, as well as that of the equally daring Dita Von Teese: daring, delighted women enjoying their sexuality. Korero, 2012. Out of Print. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: VVS
Hard Cover, 9x12, 176pg, Full Color
$39.95 $16.95

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