Thursday, February 15, 2018

Estaban Moroto does Lovecraft, Star Wars Classic Newspaper Comics, Kinstler and Kunstler, Mickey Mouse, Thrilling Adventures, Moorcock’s Corum, Werewolf by Night 2, Sam Kieth...and Coby Whitmore.

Estaban Moroto does Lovecraft in a surprise new book that looks GREAT. Al Williamson is at his finest in the Star Wars Classic Newspaper Comics Volume 2. Exhibit catalogs from Kinstler and Kunstler. Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse in a new two-volume set. The Best of Thrilling Adventures, the long-running pulp, in a massive 600-pager. Also Barbarella Set 3, Moorcock's Corum, Werewolf by Night 2, and Gothic Love! Alice action figures, Sam Kieth...and coming soon, Coby Whitmore.

Comic Strip Collections  |  Exhibit Catalogs  |  Haunted Love Anthology  |  Comic Book Archives & Misc
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Our Highest Recommendation. By Esteban Maroto. The amazing fine-line illustrator, well-known for his work for Warren and Vampirella, here adapts the first three of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous stories involving the Cthulhu Mythos. Created originally for an aborted French project many years ago, this was printed in the U.S. only in a limited-distribution edition by Cross Plains Press in 2000, translated at that time by Roy Thomas. Maroto was very specifically asked to make his monster look like Alex Niño's--who is a good friend, so with Nino’s approval, he did! It’s the best of all worlds: Maroto's beautiful rendering, epic Lovecraft storytelling and the origin of Cthulhu...and Niño-style Elder Gods and dark horror! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: LOVEM
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 80pg, b&w
$19.99 $17.99

There's little we don't handle on Lovecraft, from the complete collection of his works ($14.99 and $29.95, in slipcase), to Richard Corben's adaptations and more.


Comic Strip Collections

1980-82. Highly Recommended. By Archie Goodwin. Art by Al Williamson and Alfredo Alcala. This second of three volumes reprints for the first time the classic Star Wars newspaper strip in its complete format. No other edition includes each Sunday page title header and “bonus” panels in their meticulously restored original color. The epic seven-days-a-week sagas begin with "Han Solo at Stars’ End,” based on the novel by Brian Daley, adapted by Archie Goodwin and Alfredo Alcala, followed by seven complete adventures by the storied team of Archie Goodwin and artist Al Williamson. And boy oh boy, is Williamson's art incredible. It's EC Comics reborn, some of his finest work ever. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: STWC02H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 296pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $42.50

1979-80. Highly Recommended. By Russ Manning, Steve Gerber et al. Art by Manning, Dave Stevens, Alfredo Alcala et al. The first of three volumes that present, for the first time ever, the classic Star Wars newspaper strip from 1979-1984 in its complete format -- including each Sunday title header and "bonus" panels in their meticulously restored original color. Initially the color Sundays and black and white dailies told separate stories, but within six months the incomparable Russ Manning merged the adventures to tell brand new epic seven-days-a-week sagas that rivaled the best science fiction comics of all time. Outstanding art. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: STWC01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 260pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $42.50

See more on Star Wars on our website.

WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 11 & 12 Collector's Box Set
Daily Strips, 1951-54. Recommended. By Floyd Gottfredson. Edited by David Gerstein. Vol 11: Coming home from a trip, Mickey finds another Mouse in his house. A Mouse who could be his twin... evil twin, that is! The dastardly Miklos has been alienating Mickey's friends and committing crimes in Mickey's name. “Dry Gulch Goofy” becomes a Wild West movie star in this volume — and Pegleg Pete attacks the “Isle of Moola-La” for perilous paydirt! And we have a ghost story, a trip to the future of 2051, and an adventure in Hawaii. Vol 12: the Mysterious Dr. X leads off eight more adventures, three special Christmas stories, and many essays and special features in both volumes. Volume 12 also finds Mickey's best pal Goofy in a government lab, packing a genius IQ and a pet pygmy cow! Black & white illustrations with some color. Fantagraphics, 2017...More.

Item Code: WLT06HP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 544pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $41.99

We will be offering Volume 12 by itself but it's not yet in stock. See our website for all previous volumes in the Mickey series, all of which are available in two-volume slipcased sets. And see the website for matching Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge discounted boxed sets, by Barks and by Don Rosa.

COMICS REVUE PRESENTS Peter O'Donnell's Garth FEB 2018
Garth begins by Peter O'Donnell. Recommended. By Russ Manning, Stan Lynde, Milton Caniff et al. Tarzan Sunday pages by Russ ManningRick O'Shay by Stan LyndeFlash Gordon Sundays by Harry Harrison and the superlative Mac RaboyGasoline Alley by Dick MooresAlley Oop by V.T. HamlinSteve Canyon by Milton Caniff, and Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts! Plus more classic stories in black & white, including Lee Falk's The Phantom and Krazy Kat by George Herriman, Steve Roper and now in the 1960s Vietnam War, we find Roy Crane's  Buz Sawyer still surrounded by cute girls and dangerous missons. Manuscript Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: CR0218
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color

We have many back issues in stock, so you can catch up on your favorite series. Catch up with more strips with the Modesty Blaise series, James Bond, Casey Ruggles (coming shortly), Russ Manning's Tarzan, Flash Gordon and more.


Exhibit Catalogs

Highly Recommended. A new 102-page catalog (not be be confused with a second catalog we also just got in), this was produced to accompany the Norman Rockwell Museum's retrospective exhibition celebrating distinguished illustrator Everett Raymond Kinstler's 70-year career from a comic book and paperback artist to esteemed painter of celebrities and presidential portraits. Filled with wonderful full color illustrations alongside essays by Martin Mahoney, William H. Gerdts, and Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, with foreword by Norman Rockwell Museum Director and CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt. Norman Rockwell Museum, 2012...More.

Item Code: EVEP
Soft Cover, 9x9, 104pg, Text/Full Color

Two weeks ago we offered a completely different new exhibit catalog. Take your choice, or get both:

Impressions, Observations, Enthusiasms: 1942-2017. Highly Recommended. By Everett Raymond Kinstler. Filled with sketches, water colors, pen and ink roughs, from his comic book days (Hawkman, Avon covers and those lovely ”contents pages”), to studies for comissions of famous people, include presidents and Dr. Seuss. ERK is just amazing; he was inspired by the fine line work of James Montgomery Flagg, whom he befriended later in life, and he had one of the longest and most rewarding careers in commerical illustraton and fine art. Never before collected work, a perfect companion to the JVJ book that we also handle. Westtown Publishing, 2017...More.

Item Code: IMPROB
Soft Cover, 10x10, 164pg, Partial Color

MORT KÜNSTLER The Art of Adventure
Recommended. Exclusive companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum exhibition Mort Kunstler: The Art of Adventure. It's a thin little guy, but features dozens of rare full color and black and white images from the acclaimed illustrator's entire career -- from classic pulp magazines to documenting the Civil War. Includes exhibition checklist, introduction by Deputy Director and Chief Curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, with two essays. Norman Rockwell Museum, 2015...More.

Item Code: MORK
Soft Cover, 8x10, 20pg, Text/Full Color

NEW NATION The Art of Mort Kunstler
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Edward G. Lengel. Art by Mort Künstler. A very handsome hardcover at a great sale price--which we've never offered before. More than 100 paintings. From the European discovery of the New World through the French and Indian War, and from George Washington's crossing of the Delaware to Lewis and Clark's far-west exploration, contemporary artist Mort Künstler (b. 1927) has documented American history in bold, accurate, heartfelt and often very personal and intimate paintings. Sterling, 2014...More.

Item Code: NEWNH
Hard Cover, 9x10, 196pg, Full Color
$29.95 $14.95


Haunted Love Anthology

Includes two small bonus prints and bookplate signed by Hope! Recommended. By ALB, Allison Paige, Amber Noelle et al. Edited by Hope Nicholson and S.M. Beiko. A brand new anthology of offbeat, unusual stories of dark, forbidden, haunted love of the gothic variety, by a fine list of contemporary creators. Tales of love lost, ghostly happenings, and murderous revenge! This anthology revitalizes the gothic romance genre with stories spanning across centuries and the world. A Sioux woman returns from the grave seeking true love. A young boy and his ghostly boyfriend dodge American soldiers and landmines in 1970s Vietnam. A young mother in slavery faces demons on the eve of liberation in 1800s Jamaica. A Brazilian writer”in”exile discovers his sanctuary's dark secrets “- and the burning touch of a ghostly lord. Bedside Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: GOTTAL
Soft Cover, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color

Closeout Price! Illustrated bookplate signed by editor & contributor Hope Nicholson. Recommended. By Margaret Atwood, Marjorie Liu, Mariko Tamaki, et al. A non-fiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female comics creators. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Marguerite Bennett (Marvel's A-Force), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona Marjorie Liu & Monstress), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and over fifty more creators. Delightfully funny, revealing, naive, poignant tales of love and the comics nerd (girl). Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: SECLS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 280pg, Full Color
$14.99 $9.99

Also see Craig Yoe's Weird Love and Haunted Love series for more quirky, entertaining stories.


Comic Book Archives & Misc

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT The Complete Collection Volume 2
1972-73. By Mike Friedrich Tony Isabella et al. Art by Mike Ploog, Don Perlin et al. More adventures starring Jack Russell — the Werewolf by Night! Whether it's death in the cathedral, courtesy of none other than the Hunchback of Notre Dame, or murder by moonlight at the hands of another lycanthrope, the stakes are high for Jack! He'll battle the Behemoth, team up with Tigra, melee with Morbius and fight Frankenstein's Monster — but can he avoid the Hangman's noose? Whether Jack's in Hollywood or Transylvania, there's no shortage of vampires, brutes and other terrors out to get him. Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: WERE02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT The Complete Collection Volume 1
1971-73. Recommended. By Gerry Conway, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman et al. Art by Mike Ploog, Werner Roth, Gil Kane et al. Classic Mike Ploog artwork is a highlight here. Jack Russell is Marvel's very own Werewolf! Learn how Jack became one of the grooviest ghoulies of the seventies in this classic collection of his earliest adventures! Afflicted with his family's curse, Jack's on a search for answers -- could they lie in the terrible tome known as the Darkhold? But Jack's quest is fraught with danger --from mad monks to big game hunters to a traveling freak show! Then there's the terror of Tatterdemalion, the horror of Hangman and the torment of Taboo! Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: WERE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 432pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Chronicles of Corum Volume 1.The Knight of the Swords. Recommended. By Mike Baron. Art by Mike Mignola, Rick Burchett, Kelley Jones et al. A beautifully-drawn series that offers readers classic Moorcock but on a different character, not the Elric we know so well. Prince Corum embarks on an epic journey of fate and vengeance through all the fifteen planes of Earth, even to the very center of Time--the still, blue city of Tanelorn. Acclaimed author Michael Moorcock weaves a stunning blend of magic, heroism, and wonder, and the fine detail and colorful imagery make this a classic of comics fantasy. The art reminds us of P. Craig Russell. Titan, 2018...More.

Item Code: MMEM06H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See our website for all previous Moorcock Library volumes.

Set of four variant covers--interior is the same--by Vicente Cifuentes, Triona Farrell, Jorge Fornes, Caspar Wijngaard, Tom Feister, and Mohan. By Mike Carey. Art by Kenan Yarar. To stop a war a planet must fall. For Barbarella the ends don't justify the terrible means, but if she acts to save billions of innocents it may spell defeat and disaster for Earth. Oh, if there were only another way. She starts off the story in a battle to the death with a robot, and has to have her own body repaired and reconstructed with the advanced science of her age. Then it's into the next battle, astride a super-powered horse. Dynamite, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BAR03P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color

The variant cover sets 1 and 2 remain available, but are limited. We are sold out of set 1 and nearly out of set 2 of the “companion” series of variant cover comics, Bettie Page. See our website.

BARBARELLA And The Wrath of The Minute-Eater
By Jean-Claude Forest. Adapted by Kelly Sue Deconnick. The erotic classic of the outer-space adventures of the beautiful Barbarella, now in a brand new English-language adaptation. In Book 1 (first collected in 1964), Barbarella's spaceship breaks down and she finds herself trapped on the planet Lythion. There, she has a series of adventurous, bawdy encounters with a variety of strange beings, from robots to angels. In Book 2, "Wrath of the Minute-Eater" (first published in 1974), Barbarella's traveling Circus Delirium enters another dimension, led by the mysterious and alluring aquaman, Narval, whose machinations catapult Barbarella & Co. into a complex battle for the planet Spectra. Humanoids, 2015. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BARWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 152pg, b&w


Pulp Fiction

1933-35. 608 pages of classic pulp stories. Recommended. By Arthur J. Burks, Ray Cummings, Paul Ernst et al. Introduction by Will Murray. This collection assembles—for the first time—the best adventure stories from the pages of the classic pulp fiction title. Will Murray calls it "One of the most neglected straight adventure pulp magazines of the 1930s..." The great editor Leo J. Margulies picked out these tales, Publisher Ned Pines went on to create the entire line of Nedor/Standard comics. With over 600 pages covering adventure, mystery, science fiction, and Foreign Legion stories..."gloriously pulp to the extreme." Plus: get every story of pulp adventure hero Larry Weston: a forgotten series from the pages of Thrilling Adventures. Thrilling, 2017...More.

Item Code: BESTA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 608pg, Text/b&w
$29.95 $26.95

See our website for more fine reprint collections, including limited editions of Doctor Death and The Green Lama.

Also Dusty Ayres, Dr. Yen Sin, The Mysterious Wu Fang, The Black Bat, Sheena (her one and only pulp issue), The Spider, George Chance: Ghost Omnibus, Judgement, Homicide Highball, The Best of Spicy Mystery Volumes 1 and 2, and of course Doc Savage and The Shadow.

Also Pulp Adventures, and the Pulp Cover Gallery, some of which are still on sale, down from $150 to $100. And the Hank Janson mysteries, with covers by Reginald Heade.


Alice in Wonderland Figures

Limited supply; only one of these available per case. By Raven Gregory. Art by Robert Gill and Jason Emery. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore. This variant figure features a silver dress on Alice, and different, more detailed colors on the bottle, mallet and mushrooms. Zenescope's adult-themed Alice is the subject of an attractive action figure, complete with a stand and accessories, including a miniature white rabbit, a "Drink Me" bottle, a croquet mallet. The stand includes mushrooms. And you also get a complete full color comic, the sold-out Wonderland #1, featuring an exclusive cover available only with this figure. Zenescope, 2018...More.

Item Code: GFTALW
6" tall, Full Color
$39.99 $24.99

By Raven Gregory. Art by Robert Gill and Jason Emery. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore. Zenescope's adult-themed Alice is the subject of an attractive action figure, complete with a stand and accessories, including a miniature white rabbit, a "Drink Me" bottle, a croquet mallet. The stand includes mushrooms. And you also get a complete full color comic, the sold-out Wonderland #1, featuring an exclusive cover available only with this figure. Zenescope, 2018...More.

Item Code: GFTAL
6" tall, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

We actually do a lot with Alice in Wonderland, from the traditional story by various illustrators, to these Zenescope adult series. See our website for more Alice in her various disguises. And see the website for more figures and statues.


Artist’s Editions

BATMAN SECRETS Sam Kieth Gallery Edition
Recommended. By Sam Kieth. Sam Kieth's unforgettable depiction of the Dark Knight, focusing on artwork from the 124-page Batman: Secrets series. Large-format, Smythe-sewn hardcover edition is sourced from and captures the look and feel of the original art boards. Rounding out this 248-page presentation is the complete art from Batman: Confidential #40, Batman/Lobo #1, Kieth's eight-page story from Batman #38 and an extensive gallery section containing covers and pages from Scratch, Arkham Asylum: Madness and Batman: Through The Looking Glass. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: BATSGEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 248pg, Full Color

SAM KIETH'S MAXX Artist's Edition
Closeout Price! Collects The Maxx #1-6. Highly Recommended. By Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs. Kieth has long been one of comics' most unique talents. Starting with his career-making turn on Wolverine in Marvel Comics Presents, followed by the best-selling Maxx, and then Aliens, Batman, Epicurus the Sage, and more, Sam's beautiful and delicate line-work has earned him legions of devoted fans. IDW, 2015...More.

Item Code: SKMAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 168pg, b&w
$125.00 $99.99

We have just two copies left at this sale price.

MARVEL COVERS Artist's Edition 2nd Printing
New Printing. Highly Recommended. By Arthur Adams, John Buscema, Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, Frank Miller, John Romita, Jim Steranko et al. An amazing 137 full-size iconic covers entirely from the original artwork, including two fold-outs! A "Best of" selection of gorgeous covers by a veritable who's who of the medium. As many as 14 covers by one artist (Gil Kane), plus work by John Byrne, Dave Cockrum, Gene Colan, Michael Golden, Mike Mignola, Barry Windsor-Smith, Jim Starlin, Mike Zeck and 14 others! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: MCAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w

MARVEL COVERS MODERN ERA Artist's Edition Todd McFarlane Cover
Variant Todd McFarlane cover. By Arthur Adams, J. Scott Campbell, Todd McFarlane et al. Volume two of Marvel Covers charts NEW territory—literally--featuring covers from the last 25 years from a vast array of talents! Covers by industry legends also including Sam Kieth, Arthur Adams, Alan Davis, John Romita Jr., Travis Charest, and many others! Volume One was a popular hit, now in a second printing. Superlative reproduction and detail, some amazing work here. Plus icononic covers with Spidey, Cap, The X-Men, Wolverine, The Fantastic Four, etc. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: MCMAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, Full Color


Coming in June

COBY WHITMORE Artist and Illustrator
Limited, 1000. Highly Recommended. For over 30 years, Coby Whitmore's elegant and fashionable illustrations graced the pages of almost every major American magazine. Sophisticated, with imaginative compositions, brilliant use of color, superb draftsmanship, and good taste, his pictures represented the "Good Life" in the post-war U.S. They are also most notable for their glamorous women--the ideal of American sophistication and beauty. Of all of the "boy/girl" artists working in those days, none were more admired or imitated than Coby Whitmore. Illustrated Press, 2018. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: COBYWH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color

See all the fine limited edition (1000 copies only) art books from the Illustrated Press: Dean Cornwell, Jon Whitcomb, Ernie Fuchs, Golden Age Masterworks Volume 3, Reynold Brown, Masters of American Illustration, Shannon Stirnweiss, Edwin Georgi, and, coming in March, The Art of Harry Anderson.


Warehouse Finds

Signed by 13 artists! By Will Eisner, Jeff Jones, Moebius, Chris Miller, Bill Sienkiewicz et al. A signed, limited-edition portfolio of 13 plates, each one done especially for this edition of 1500 copies with the unique common theme, The Strength of Man. Each plate is signed by the artist.  Artists included are: Mark Beachum, Rick Bryant, Will Eisner, Scott Hampton, Steve Huston, Jeffrey Jones, Moebius, Chris Miller, Brian Murray, Kevin Nowlan, George Pratt, Bart Sears, and Bill Sienkiewicz. Each of these 13 black and white plates has an overall size of 9 x 12 inches. Black Thorne Publishing, 1987. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: STMAN
Soft Cover, 9x12, 13, b&w

Warehouse find, 1974. Recommended. Brimful with tasty, enchanting recipes anyone can make in any average modern kitchen -- each carefully selected to be used in casting spells, leveling curses, and causing supernatural results in money and sexual affairs. Profusely illustrated in black and white by Will Eisner, with multiple drawings on every page. Published by his own imprint, one of four books that he did to dabble in the world of offbeat genre books. Eisner of course is best known for creating The Spirit. Recipes by Judy Mann. Poorhouse, 1974. . Note: The copies have slightly scuffed covers. Some are slighly bumped or creased....More.

Item Code: WEGGOC
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, b&w

TIKVAH Children's Book Creators Reflect on Human Rights
Warehouse find, 1999. Introduction by Elie Wiesel. More than 40 of America's most distinguished children's book illustrators, including fourteen Caldecott Medalists and Honor-winners, contribute thoughtful words and outstanding original art to this one-of-a-kind volume. Natalie Babbit, Eric Carle, Trina Schart Hyman, Jerry Pinkney, Ed Young, and many others bring their own unique insight to questions of human rights. Originally published as a special limited edition.

SeaStar, 1999...More.

Item Code: TIKVAH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color

A Creative Tale from the Collection Once Upon a Time. Warehouse find, 2000. By Madame Davlnoy. Art by Etienne Delessert. Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast. Creative Editions, 2000...More.

Item Code: BEATBH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 48pg, Text/Full Color

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

Closeout Price! Warehouse find, 1976. Recommended. By Berni Wrightson. Trying to break his dollar, he got more then he bargained for. The gentleman proceeds to take the dollar, turns into a creature, stomps on the poor lad, tips his hat and walks away. A fun illustration, especially done for print #6 in the long-unavailable "Horror and Fantasy" series from Christopher Enterprises, who was first to publish Wrightson's legendary collection, A Look Back. Limited supply--less than ten available. Christopher., 1976. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: WR06
18x24, 1 print, Full Color
$20.00 $15.00

We have two more Wrightson posters in stock at the same sale price. See the website for those and more by Wrightson.


Bargain Books

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.

ANT-MAN Scott Lang [ANTM. $24.99 $12.50].

ANDREW ROBINSON ANDROX 2 Sketchbook 2008 Signed [ARA2S. $25.00 $15.00].

BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY The Western Publishing Years Volume 1 [BUCW01H. $49.99 $24.99].

COMPLETE CALVIN AND HOBBES Hardcover Set [CALVH. $175.00 $125.00].

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK Volume 2 Hardcover [GB02H. $19.99 $12.99].

I AM LEGION [IAML. $19.95 $14.95].

MARVEL'S BLACK WIDOW From Spy to Superhero [MARBLW. $19.99 $9.99].

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Signed [PHOPH. $145.00 $40.00].

SNOW WHITE The Brothers Grimm [SNOWH. $14.99 $7.50].


WIENER WERKSTATTE [WIEH. $29.99 $14.99].

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

A variety of DC Archives have been listed, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and All Star Comics. We have a softcover and hardcover of Vaughn Bode's Deadbone.

A beautiful collection of watercolor women by Sir William Russell Flint, and another Little Lulu adventure in Her Train Ride to Grandma's.

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Mature Readers

This week we have not just one of a rare/out of print item, but we have three copies of Milo Manara's masterwork, Click: the combined edition. Long, long out of print now.

Also available from Milo Manara:

Gullivera ($21.99), Indian Summer (out of print, $65), Pandora's Eyes Oversized ($21.95), Caravaggio Volume 1: The Palette and the Sword ($17.99) and The Manara Library (Hardcover at $54.99, Volumes 2-6) and now in softcover volumes 1 and 2 ($26.99 each). And out of print, we have several issues with his work in Glamour International ($45-$70). He is also in Penthouse Comix #1 ($12).

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If you haven’t received our latest catalog, with the monster cover by Todd Schorr, you can add one to your order, call or email us for a copy, or you can download it here.

Adult Email #1

All of our free items available with our first Adult Email are still available. It’s not on our blog, but we’d be happy to email you a copy if you email us or call.

Rare and Out of Print Email #2

You can find this right HERE on our blog. We’re starting work on a third one. You can now sign up for any or all of our emails on our home page, just pick the ones you want to get.

Upcoming Book and Comics Shows

I’m afraid I will not be exhibiting after all at the March Vintage Paperback Show in Burbank. I got the flu in January, and after driving to Los Angeles twice already this year, I just can’t do another show down south.

Thanks to many of you who came by the Pasadena show and visited. I was pleased to talk to quite a few customers who keep up with this weekly email.

It was a good show, even though Anne and I were both just getting over having the flu. So we were not at our best, but it worked out. I’ll post a couple great books I got for myself on our Facebook page as soon as I can. See our Facebook page right here....



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