Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Bud's Art Books Spring Sale!

Spring Sale!


This is a special event this time. We’ve reduced the price on several Underwood Books File Copies, and most particularly on two signed/limited Jeffrey Jones books and his hand-colored print—not due to lack of sales so much as because we got more copies than some of the other items from Underwood. We also have a big selection of statues, all newly reduced in price.

Please note we have VERY limited quantities on many of the other items, sometimes as few as two, such as on several statues. So act quickly to avoid missing out. We rarely have more than three to six copies in stock of most of these listed.
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Artists & Illustration


REVOLUTION The Art of Jon Foster Deluxe Signed
Signed & limited, 300! In slipcase. Highly Recommended. Art by Jon Foster. Edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner, and Irene Gallo. Jon Foster creates irresistibly dark demimondes populated by retro robots, Star Wars villains, and creepy goth-inspired creatures that recall the work of James Gurney (Dinotopia), Rick Berry, H. R. Giger, and past masters of the grotesque like Goya. Yet his work is inimitably his own, from the noirish lighting, off-kilter angles, and kinetic sense of movement to his singular technique of starting a project with oils and then scanning it into a computer to add more startling visual effects. Underwood Books, 2006. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: REVOD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
$125.00 $75.00

This is an Underwood Publisher File Copy. Note the very small limitation. We also have a very special and unique copy of his very rare Progressions [RB320. $500]. It includes an original drawing and is inscribed to Underwood himself. Published in 2002.


ART OF VAMPIRELLA The Dynamite Years
Recommended. Art by Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Joseph Linsner, Fabiano Neves, Joe Jusko et al. Since the 1970's, Vampirella has been known as the good-hearted bad girl of vampire lore. Brought back to life once again by the creative minds at Dynamite, she's graced cover after cover with her piercing stare and iconic red outfit. Now, all of her stunning covers over the past few years are collected in this one volume. Dynamite, 2014...More.

Item Code: ARVDH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 240pg, Full Color
$39.99 $24.99


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

Item Code: CANW02H
Hard Cover, 10x7, 160pg, Partial Color
$39.95 $27.50


By Roy Thomas and Clara Noto. Art by Frank Thorne. The third and final volume of Frank Thorne's work that first defined the look of Robert E. Howard's She-Devil. Here are his original art pages from issue #7-11 of the acclaimed 1970s Red Sonja comics from Marvel. This is one of the most limited of all the artist's editions, to just what the publisher has in advance orders. Dynamite, 2015...More.

Item Code: FTRE03H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 104pg, Full Color
$150.00 $110.00


Limited, 1,000! 204 Artists. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Daniel Zimmer. A-Z: From James Avati and Earle Bergey to N.C. Wyeth and Stanley Zuckerberg. This spectacular new edition continues in the tradition of the previous two Golden Age books. And there is absolutely NO drop in the quality of the material here, which amazes us. It's as superb a gathering of work as the first volume, entirely full page and from the original artwork. Illustrated Press, 2015...More.

Item Code: GOAG03H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color
$44.95 $29.95

The first two volumes very quickly sold out, also limited to 1,000. Perhaps a third collection was one too many, but this is just as good as the first two.


GOLIATH By Michael Ploog
By Michael Friedlander. Art by Michael Ploog. Goliath is an oversized, 88-page richly-painted storybook for all ages. It follows the adventures of a small prehistoric family, the Ty clan. They live in very difficult times and face incredible dangers every day. Now they must embark upon an epic journey to discover a new land. Their strength and determination comes from their belief in magnificent stories, passed down through the generations, that speak of giant Guardians that protect and watch over them. Is that Goliath, the ape-creature? Fully painted on every page in bold, bright watercolor. FPG, 2016...More.

Item Code: GOLSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x12, 84pg, Full Color
$24.99 $17.50

Also available in a signed and numbered edition with a variant cover limited to 175 copies. [GOLSD $175.00, your price $85.00]. We have only three copies left.

Highly Recommended. Assembled from the original text by Mary Shelley. Art by Gris Grimly. A twisted, fresh, and utterly original full-length, full-color graphic-novel adaptation of Mary Shelley's original text, brought to life by the acclaimed illustrator of macabre humor. Gris has cut and stitched Shelley's text to his own artwork, creating something entirely new: a stunningly original remix, both classic and contemporary, sinister and seductive, heart-stopping and heartbreaking. Harper Collins, 2013...More.

Item Code: GRFHS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 196pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

See our website for the Highly Recommended Frankenstein: The First 200 Years [FRAFH. $39.95]. Click here for more than a dozen more Frankenstein books.


Warehouse find, 1996. Recommended. A rare little Crumb gem. Here he went to town, illustrating the world's most beautiful women (from his perspective, at least). Pin-up stars and strippers, dancers and real-life studies of those voluptuous Crumb bods. He includes his commentary on each piece, and it's a lot of fun. Scarce. Kitchen Sink, 1996. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Note: Slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: AR01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 34pg, b&w
$60.00 $35.00

We have only two copies left of this collectible first issue. Also in stock is the long-delayed third issue, published in 2016, [AR03. $4.95]. And a hardcover book collecting all three issues, also published in 2016 [ARBEH. $35]. Issue #2 is not available.


Sir Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Walter Crane. Recommended. By Aymer Vallance and Lewis F. Day. This beautifully done hardcover collects three special annual issues of The Art Journal, from 1898-1900, each devoted to one of these three masters of design and illustration: Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Walter Crane. Several color plates have been added, while the rust-colored cloth cover beautifully captures the feel of the original editions, with an elaborate green and gilt embossed design. Inside every page features magnificent illustrations, and an insightful text that explores their philosophies and methods. Calla, 2017...More.

Item Code: GRMAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 32pg, Partial Color
$35.00 $19.95


By Hannes Bok. Foreword By Ray Bradbury. Hugo award-winning artist Hannes Bok's fantastic illustrations graced the pages of many science fiction magazines and books. His paintings achieved a luminous, stained-glass quality, through the use of an arduous glazing process, reminiscent of his early mentor's, Maxfield Parrish. Underwood-Miller, 1993. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: HANBTH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 87pg, Partial Color
$90.00 $69.00

We have more Hannes Bok books available, including some in Rare & Out of Print books. See the website.

LINE OF BEAUTY The Art of Wendy Pini Deluxe Signed
Signed & limited, 500! With individual print and 16 page bonus section. Edited by Richard Pini. This book provides a comprehensive look at rare material from Wendy's two Beauty and the Beast graphic novels, her Galaxy and If magazine covers and interior art, and preproduction art from the animated The Lord of the Rings film. It highlights ambitious projects such as Masque of the Red Death and Law and Chaos, includes exquisite art from the Land of Myth series of prints, and much more. The highest quality of reproduction is made possible through direct access to the original art or the best original source material, which has been made available from the Pini archives. Flesk, 2017...More.

Item Code: LINBD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 320pg, Full Color
$100.00 $75.00

More Wendy Pini is available, and more is on sale. See the website.


MARVEL COVERS MODERN ERA Artist's Edition 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
$125.00 $99.00

See the other Marvel Covers edition on our website, at full price.


METAMORFX The Art of Constantine Sekeris
Recommended. By Constantine Sekeris. Sekeris is a master of both prosthetic make-up design (faces and heads) and full creature design, and here he offers you a plethora of his best characters, with full commentary on each. Blade 2. Spider-Man 2 & 3. Where the Wild Things Are. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The Golden Compass. Hellboy 2. Terminator 3. These are just some of the major films Sekeris has worked on. Design Studio, 2012...More.

Item Code: MEFX
Soft Cover, 9x12, 96pg, Full Color
$22.95 $5.00

This is another excellent book but apparently Sekeris is just not a name widely known. We’re practically giving this away!


HARMONY OF REFLECTED LIGHT The Photographs of Arthur Wesley Dow
Warehouse find, 2001. By James L. Enyeart. The author weaves 135 reproductions of Arthur Wesley Dow's (1857-1922) photographs with essays about the artist's personal and professional life, and a clear picture of Dow's contributions to early modernist photography develops as a result. Amazing period shots of The Grand Canyon, Dunes in Ipswitch, Temples in India, Japanese houses and many landscapes, most circa 1890s to 1911. Dow's interest in Japanese woodblocks and pictorialism (telling a story) is evident in this interesting collection of photographs. Museum of New Mexico Press, 2001...More.

Item Code: PAWD
Hard Cover, 10x11, 166pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $14.00


Warehouse find, 1994. Signed & limited, 500! Recommended. Adapted by Andreas Deja. The age old story of a cat who comes into possession of a special pair of boots which ultimately change his life! Retold and wonderfully illustrated by Disney supervising animator Andreas Deja, whose animated creations include Roger Rabbit, King Triton from The Little Mermaid, Mickey Mouse from The Prince and the Pauper, Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, Jafar from Aladdin and Scar from The Lion King. Laughter, 1994. Out of Print.Note: Our copies are new but were bumped on the corners and slightly scuffed from shipping and storage. Also dust jacket may have a small tear or two....More.

Item Code: PUSSND
Hard Cover, 9x11, 54pg, Full Color
$50.00 $30.00

FRANK BRANGWYN The Way of the Cross
Limited, 750! Our Highest Recommendation. By Frank Brangwyn. Originally printed in 1935 in a limited edition of 250, this new edition features 14 plates--reproduced from the original lithographic reproductions--of the fourteen stations of the cross. Brangwyn, 1867-1956, had an excellent eye for the divinity of the working man and the hardiness of humanity. This superbly produced portfolio, complete with a gorgeous hardcover box in maroon imitation leather, features all 14 large scale full page artworks printed by letterpress on custom 80lb stock. Auad, 2009...More.

Item Code: FRBR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x14, 20pg, b&w
$65.00 $25.00

This is a gorgeous book from by Auad Publishing—I consider it the finest production he’s ever done. The religious subject matter can turn some folks off, though as art it is superb. And Brangwyn, as popular ar Arthur Rackham or Edmont Dulac in his day, is not very well known now because he didn’t do popular children’s illustrated books like these others, but more serious illustrated work. See my full description and look at the scans of the interior by clicking on the title—and see what you think.

Most of Auad’s many art books are out of print, but still available are:

Al Parker: Illustrator, Innovator [ALPAH. $44.95, your price $29.95]
Henry Patrick Raleigh: The Confident Illustrator [HENPRH. $34.95] 
The Art of Nestor Redondo [ARTNR. $24.95, limited to 1,000]


Signed & limited, 1000! Highly Recommended. By Steve Rude and John Flesk. For over two decades, Steve Rude has galvanized the art world as a comic magazine artist and illustrator. Flesk Publications released this oversized color collection detailing Rude's distinguished career. The book explores Rude's versatility in several subjects and mediums. Chapters cover his comics and illustration work, private commissions, animation material, life-drawings, and an elaborate sketchbook section. Numerous finished paintings are accompanied by preliminary work, such as sketches, color roughs, and use of reference materials. Flesk, 2006. Note: For this book, the slipcase spine area is imperfect, however the book itself is practically new....More.

Item Code: STERDR
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Full Color
$59.95 $24.95

By Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. All the art, from the original art pages, to the first issue of one of the most important comic books--and success stories--of the last 35 years! Scanned directly from the original art, mimicking the experience of the original hand drawn page, and also collecting all the preliminary layouts (also hand drawn) by the creators of what has been called "this generation's Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck." Rounding out the volume is a gallery of bonus model pages, sketches, promotional pages. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: TMNTAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 144pg, b&w
$39.99 $27.50


Comic Book Archives


Highly Recommended. Art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand et al. 600+ glorious pages of the all-time greatest stories from arguably the field's only serious competitor to Bill Gaines's EC imprint, Harvey Comics. This brand new huge volume features selected stories from Chamber of Chills, Witches Tales, Tomb of Terror, Black Cat Mysteries, including the remarkable "Colorama" from Black Cat #45--plus,unreprinted until now, Man In Black #1-4 (September 1957 to March 1958), almost entirely drawn by Bob Powell. PS Artbooks, 2016...More.

Item Code: ABHH01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 600pg, Full Color
$79.99 $34.95


Recommended. Art by Wallace Wood. Edited by J. David Spurlock. Vanguard's Wally Wood Classics series follows the best-selling Strange Worlds and Eerie Crime & Horror with an all-new collection of Golden Age Wood Romance--but as only Wood would picture it! There's crime here, and bad girls, and the amazing-looking women that made Wood a favorite as soon as he joined EC. He did these wild stories for Avon, Fox, and other early 1950s publishers. Vanguard, 2014...More.

Item Code: WWET
Soft Cover, 8x11, 200pg, Full Color
$24.95 $14.95

Still available is the Deluxe Edition of this [WWETD. $69.95] with 16 extra full color pages, variant cover art, hardcover, and an extra-illustrated slipcase. See our website for Wood’s other Vanguard editions in both regular and deluxe variants.


Oversized, massive, 22 pound edition in full color. Highly Recommended. By Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Stan Lee et al. Celebrate Kirby's incredible contribution to Marvel's history in this decades-spanning, Adamantium-sized collection! All complete stories: Westerns, romance, war, horror, sci-fi, humor and super heroes, From Captain America socking Hitler to far-out adventures, savor Kirby's work on his legendary creations including the Hulk, Thor, Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Inhumans! Marvel, 2015...More.

Item Code: KSKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x16, 816pg, Full Color
$200.00 $150.00

This is a monster book, huge 12” x 16” size and 816 pages.


By Troy Brownfield and Dan Wickline. Art by Fritz Casas et al. Covers by Jay Anacleto. Dynamite presents the complete saga of the Blood Queen, a dark fantasy reimagining of the infamous historical figure, Countess Elizabeth Bathory--and Dracula. When the king's daughter suffers from a terrible and mysterious malady, Elizabeth -- a young woman of untold power -- is summoned to cure the ailment. Thus begins a journey that will uncover secrets, reveal forbidden desires, and stoke the fires of war! When the smoke clears, one woman may rise to power. Dynamite, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BLQO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 304pg, Full Color
$29.99 $18.99

1990-92. Art by Greg LaRocque, José Marzán Jr, Travis Charest, Carmine Infantino, et al. In 1990, Mark Waid wrote his first Flash story. Under his keen pen, Wally West, who had already been running in the footsteps of the Flashes who came before him, matured into a Flash in his own right. Waid brought a depth of character to The Flash that changed him for good. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: FLMW01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 368pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

HAWKMAN By Geoff Johns Volume 1
Collects #1-14 and Hawkman: Secret Files and Origins #1, 2002-03. By Geoff Johns and James Robinson. Art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair. Hawkman's past, present and future collide in these stories featuring his surprising interactions with other heroes, including Green Arrow, the Atom and Doctor Fate. As he struggles to adjust to his new life, Hawkman tries desperately to rekindle his relationship with Hawkgirl. But with no precious memories of their shared past, she wants nothing to do with him—until she learns that the deaths of her parents years ago were actually murders, and she is forced to enlist Hawkman's help in unlocking the mystery and finding their killer. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: HAW01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 376pg, Full Color
$29.99 $17.99


Collects Daredevil #85-96, 1972-73. Recommended. By Gerry Conway. Art by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. Teamed with the Black Widow, both romantically and in super heroics, it's a wild time for DD. And the artwork by Gene Colan is some of the best-ever on the title. DD and the Black Widow head west and begin their exploits in San Francisco! There they'll face new challenges and classic villains--Electro, Killgrave the Purple Man, and Mr. Fear, just to name a few. Marvel, 2015...More.

Item Code: MMDA09H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 272pg, Full Color
$75.00 $39.95


MARVEL MASTERWORKS Spider- Woman Volume 1
Written by Marv Wolfman with Archie Goodwin. Art by Carmine Infantino withSal Buscema, Ron Wilson & John Buscema. Jessica Drew debuts as Spider-Woman in her first Masterworks! Raised within the arms of the terrorist group Hydra, Jessica was taught to see the world from their twisted point of view, and became a top agent in their international criminal network. But when her path crossed with Nick Fury and the Thing, she began to break the bonds of her indoctrination, becoming her own woman--and soon, an incomparable Marvel hero! Marvel, 2015...More.

Item Code: MSW01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 272pg, Full Color
$75.00 $39.95


Highly Recommended. After creating, writing and drawing Captain America, S&K left Timely and moved over to DC Comics--the big boys on the block. And they began, In 1942, a remarkable run of stories for DC Comics that included The Sandman, a long-time feature they updated in the pages of topselling Adventure Comics. Leaving behind his trademark green suit, fedora and gas mask, The Sandman became a brightly costumed adventurer, on the trail of crime in the big city with the help of his sidekick, Sandy the Golden Boy. DC, 2009. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: SANMAH
Hard Cover, 7X10, 300pg, Full Color
$39.99 $14.99

Collects #1-12, 1993-94. By Matt Wagner. Art by Guy Davis, John Watkiss and R.G. Taylor. The year is 1938, and the world is holding its breath—mesmerized by the onrushing storm that will soon engulf it in World War II. In New York City, one man's sleep is filled with tormenting visions of the evils that mankind visits upon itself, compelling him to act. And so, by night, Wesley Dodds lays aside the trappings of his inherited wealth to roam the shadows as the Sandman, armed with a tranquilizing gas gun and driven by an unrelenting sense of justice. A retro-style series starring one of DC's first Golden Age heroes. Vertigo, 2016...More.

Item Code: SAMTB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 328pg, Full Color
$29.99 $17.99


SILVER SURFER Epic Collection Volume 3 Freedom
Collects #1-14 (1987-88) and much more. By John Byrne, Stan Lee et al. Art by Jack Kirby, John Buscema et al. Lee, Byrne and Palmer are an unbeatable team on this second incarnation of the Surfer's own series. After years trapped on Earth, the Silver Surfer finally breaks free of Galactus' barrier and returns to the stars. His full power cosmic restored, he heads for Zenn-La...but the old saying holds true: you can't go home again. Marvel, 2014...More.

Item Code: SSE03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 488pg, Full Color
$34.99 $14.99

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #89 Crime and Punishment
Recommended. By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Art by Rudy Palais. The anti-comics campaign was well under way when this first appeared and the violence in the story proved a predictable target. A story of a brutal double-murder and the tortured guilt that follows, the cruel manipulations of two wretched men, and the loving kindness of a friend. From 1951. Very nicely drawn by the excellent Rudy Palais. Jack Lake, 2014...More.

Item Code: CI89
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$10.00 $5.99

Click here for more Classics Illustrated on sale, and regular priced issues.

Jeffrey Jones Special Offer

 I wanted to offer a special bonus to customers getting this sale list so I’ve reduced these two key Jones items, for just a limited time, while supply lasts. You are first to see these at these prices.


Signed & numbered, 1200! 16 extra pages. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner. Jeff passed away in 2011, but thanks to publisher Underwood Books, we are able to offer his finest art book complete with signature and slipcase and 16 bonus pages, at a price far below anything on the internet. From the 1960s through the early 1980s Jeffrey Jones was one of the most respected creators of fantasy and science fiction art. Comfortable as both a book cover illustrator and as a comics artist, Jones gained a large and loyal following that resulted in his being honored with a World Fantasy Award for Best Artist Underwood Books, 2002. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ARTJJD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 176pg, Full Color
$140.00 $99.00

Also available is The Art of Jeffrey Jones Super Deluxe [ARTJJSD, $600.00]. This is signed and limited to just 52 copies with many extras. We have just one copy left.


Edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner. Art by Jeffrey Jones. Jeff Jones explores the feminine mystique in 48 masterful paintings and illustrations--30 of which are published here for the first time anywhere--celebrating the mystery and beauty of womanhood. From soft focus to Pre-Raphaelite to nudes, a full range of Jones's artwork that clearly reveals an emotional, deep, and profound sensibility. Underwood Books, 1994. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: AGEINS
Soft Cover, 8x11, 40pg, Full Color
$125.00 $99.00


AGE OF INNOCENCE The Romantic Art of Jeffrey Jones Deluxe
Signed #358 of 500. Age of Innocence is a stunning exploration of the feminine mystique by an award-winning master at the peak of his form. Featuring nearly 50 magnificent full-color paintings. Special deluxe slipcased edition, with an extra full color illustration on the signature plate, and a full color plate laid on to the front cover of the slipcase. Bound in handsome light green cloth, with matching slipcase. Underwood Books, 1994. Out of Print.Very Fine. There is a tiny stain on the front cover. Besides this, the book is as new....More.

Item Code: RB314
Hard Cover, 9x12, 39pg, Full Color
$250.00 $199.00

Also available Age of Innocence Super Deluxe [AGEINSD, $600], limited to only 26 copies. We have only one copy available.


Signed by Jeff Jones and Roger Dean, from 52! Highly Recommended. Intended for the super-deluxe 52-copy, 1995 Age of Innocence, Jones carefully hand-colored this print that was reproduced from his original pen drawing. Only 26 copies were bound up into books. So here we have made up a set of the print, the un-numbered limitation page with a special reproduction, the limitation page which is hand-lettered (beginning with AA = 26) and matched to the print number, and SIGNED in full by both Jones and Roger Dean, who wrote the introduction.Out of Print....More.

Item Code: JJAGEP
9x12, Partial Color
$200.00 $125.00

We all also  two preliminary proof sets with variant coloring as Jones and publisher Underwood worked out the final version. both of these sets have variant coloring states along with hand written notes from Jeffrey to publisher Tim Underwood and are unique and very special. See full details with each one on our site.




Comic Strip Collections


BRINGING UP FATHER Volume 1 From Sea to Shining Sea.
Maggie and Jiggs in the famous Cross-Country Tour of 1939-40. Highly Recommended. By George McManus. Debuting in 1913, Bringing Up Father features that new Millionaire, Jiggs, whose desire to stay in his old blue-collar neighborhood and to hang with his "low-life" buddies is constantly at odds with his wife Maggie's dreams of hobnobbing in high society. McManus's funny gags, outlandish costumes, eye-catching artwork, and lush, Art Deco designs are all here, with all the daily and Sunday strips from January 1939-July 1940. And this co-stars their debutante daughter--a beautiful pin-up herself who gives McManus to draw her in all the latest fashions and made her a heartthrob for millions of boys and men. IDW, 2009.Note: There may be slight bumps to corners....More.

Item Code: BR01H
Hard Cover, 11x10, 280pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $29.99


MIKE HAMMER The Complete Dailies and Sundays
Recommended. By Mickey Spillane. Art by Ed Robbins. For the very first time, here are every single Mike Hammer daily and Sunday page. Film Noir was hot in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and so were hard-fisted, cynical detectives. Mickey Spillane actually began his career writing for Timely Comics and his byline was often on their text stories. He moved on to create the most famous hard-boiled detective ever, books filled with violence and sex that sold millions. Hermes, 2013...More.

Item Code: MHCOMH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 160pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $19.99


Highly Recommended. By Will Gould. Red Barry was one of the most visually innovative adventure strips of the mid-1930s, combining fluid brushwork and noir shadows (in bold blues and purples) with figures that were constantly in motion. And a level of violence that brought cries of protest from its syndicate. Red Barry and Secret Agent X-9 were King Features' answers to the Tribune's Dick Tracy. While X-9 continued for decades, Red Barry by Will Gould (no relation to Chester) was an auteur's vision that lasted less than four years. IDW, 2016. Note: These copies have very slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RBU01HR
Hard Cover, 9x11, 284pg, Full Color
$49.99 $29.99

ARCHIE The Swingin' Sixties Volume 2
Daily Newspaper Comics, 1963-65. By Bob Montana. Continuing the Eisner Award-winning series collecting the Archie newspaper strip, we reach the mid-1960s when the now-famous cast of Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and Reggie are part of a rich ensemble presented by cartoonist Bob Montana. As Bart Beaty notes, "The strip is not so much about Archie as it is about the interaction of all those characters who exist in his orbit. The relatively large cast is particularly suited to the gag-a-day format." IDW, 2014...More.

Item Code: ARS02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x9, 276pg, b&w
$49.99 $29.99

BARNABY Volume 1
Daily Strips, 1942-43. Recommended. By Crockett Johnson. The long-lost comic strip masterpiece by Crockett Johnson, legendary children's book author and creator of Harold and the Purple Crayon, collected in full! Adored by all ages, Barnaby's deft balance of fantasy, timeless humor and elegant cartooning will delight ever the most sophisticated reader. Fantagraphics, 2013...More.

Item Code: BAR01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x7, 320pg, b&w
$35.00 $19.99


Graphic Novels


By José-Louis Bocquet. Art by Catel Muller. A massive 465-page graphic novel relates the unique life of Josephine Baker (1906–1975), just 19 years old when she found herself in Paris in 1925. Overnight, the young American dancer--who often performed topless--became the idol of the Roaring Twenties, captivating Picasso, Cocteau, Le Corbusier, and Simenon. After World War II and her time in the French Resistance, Baker devoted herself to the struggle against racial segregation, publicly battling the humiliations she had for so long suffered personally. Moderate, tasteful nudity and adult situations. Self Made Hero, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: JOSB
Soft Cover, 7x9, 568pg, b&w
$22.95 $14.95


BLACK DOG The Dreams of Paul Nash Hurt
By Dave McKean. Best known for his Sandman collaborations with Neil Gaiman, McKean's own graphic novel Cages won multiple awards for Best Graphic Album. Here is his new original graphic novel based on the life of Paul Nash, a surrealist painter during World War I. A real soldier's memoirs, a moving piece about how war and extreme situations change us, in Nash's case by turning his landscapes into powerful and fantastical psycho-scapes. Dark Horse, 2016. Note: These copies have slightly bumped corners and may have a slight tear at the spine....More.

Item Code: BDOGR
Soft Cover, 9x12, 120pg, Full Color
$24.99 $15.00


SHERLOCK HOLMES A Study in Scarlet
Recommended. By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Art by Gris Grimly. 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 $7.99

See our website for more with Sherlock Holmes, and more work by Gris Grimly.


By Boaz Lavie. Art by Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka. Mark's out of the military these days, with his boring, safe civilian job doing explosives consulting. But you never really get away from war. So it feels inevitable when his old army buddy Jason comes calling, with a lucrative military contract for a mining job in an obscure South-East Asian country called Quanlom. They'll have to operate under the radar--Quanlom is being torn apart by civil war, and the US military isn't strictly supposed to be there. First Second, 2015...More.

Item Code: DIVIN
Soft Cover, 6x8, 160pg, Full Color
$19.99 $10.99


RAY BRADBURY'S Something Wicked This Way Comes
By Ron Wimberly. Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show howls into Green Town, Illinois, at three in the morning a week before Halloween. Under its carnival tents is a mirror maze that steals wishes; a carousel that promises eternal life, in exchange for your soul; the Dust Witch, who unerringly foresees your death; and Mr. Dark, the Illustrated Man, who has lived for centuries off the misery of others. Only two boys, Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade, recognize the dark magic at work. Hill and Wang, 2011. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: RBSW
Soft Cover, 6x9, 134pg, Full Color
$15.95 $5.95


Doc Savage


The Boss of Terror and The Magic Forest. Recommended. By William G. Bogart and Lester Dent. Eerie bolts of blue lightning electrocute a series of wealthy men whose only connection is their last name, Smith! Doc Savage seeks to uncover the strange secret of "The Boss of Terror" in a restored novel, expanded with lost text from Lester Dent's original manuscript! Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to "The Magic Forest" after Renny's plane disappears in the Alaskan wilderness. Sanctum, 2015. Note: These copies have bumped corners and scratched and scuffed covers....More.

Item Code: DC82R
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Text/b&w
$14.95 $6.95

We have quite a few more Doc Savage books on sale, including more issues in this series, #10, 12, 12-15, and 27, and two of the new novels by Will Murray, The Jade Ogre [DOCJO] and The Whistling Wraith [DOCWW. both are $24.95, now $14.95 each].


Statues, Prints & Fun Stuff

Please note, if your order more than $300 of anything, including these statues, we offer FREE shipping in the U.S. This can save you up to $14.95 shipping cost on top of these newly discounted prices.


Limited Edition! By Frank Frazetta. The Death Dealer is one of the most iconic dark-fantasy creations of our time and one of Frazetta's best known images. With his menacing stare and bloodied weapon, here he overlooks the ash and bones of the fallen. The glass sphere is 4.7 inches in diameter. 6.5 inches high, including the sculpted base of literally dozens of cool skulls! We like it! In a full-color collector's box. Dark Horse, 2015...More.

Item Code: FRADSG
6.5 tall, Partial Color
$119.99 $99.00


Numbered, 5200. Recommended. Sculpted by Erick Sosa. The third entry in the DC Icons series (the others are Batman and The Joker). A well-done, full figure Amazon, with her golden lasso and her traditional outfit. This comes on a handsome sculpted base, which is hand-numbered on the bottom. Very well detailed. Comes in a handsome color illustrated box, which is also numbered. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: DCIWW
10 tall, Full Color
$100.00 $65.00


Numbered from 5000. Highly Recommended. Sculpted by James Marsano. Featurng Gal Gadot. An outstanding likeness of actress Gal Gadot, the best one we've seen of any of the statues featuring her. Posed with her long sword and golden shield, the image of feminine beauty and also strength. Gadot was the breakout star of the Wonder Woman movie, and reprised her role in the latest Justice League film. Celebrate Wonder Woman's 75th anniversary with the new look of the Golden Amazon. She stands atop a base inscribed "JL," which is numbered on the bottom. Very handsome in a huge full color box. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: JLMWW
13 tall, Full Color
$150.00 $99.00


WONDER WOMAN The Art Of War Statue
Limited & numbered, 5,200! Designed by Bruce Timm. Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews. Legendary animator and multiple Eisner Award winner Bruce Timm brings his unique animation-style vision of the Amazon Princess. A new ART of WAR statue! It's pure Timm, with long legs and lasso and a very clear 'tude--hands on hips, ready for her next challenge. On a large gold colored base with her "WW" logo. Color box. Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: WOWARBT
7.5 tall, Full Color
$80.00 $55.00

BATMAN VS SUPERMAN Dawn Of Justice Play Arts Kai Wonder Woman Statue
Recommended. Sculpted by James Marsono. It's a beautiful, retro Wonder Woman, in a handsome non-traditional outfit, from the new Batman vs. Superman story line. We like it. In a gorgeously illustrated box, the cover flips open to reveal  fine illustration and text about the Golden Amazon, and on the right a plexi-window shows her and all the extras. Two extra sets of hands, detachable sword, shield and lasso. There are more superb renderings on the rear of the box. A first class production. From Japan, so availability may be limited. Square Enix, 2016...More.

Item Code: BVSD
13 tall, Full Color
$149.99 $109.00


Limited, 5200. Based on the art of Ant Lucia. Sculpted by Jack Mathews and Karen Palinko. Calling all ghouls and goblins -- Batgirl is here in this new Bombshells statue, and she's a real treat! She's sporting fangs and a pointed hair-do, backpack, and retro gold, red and black bustier with tiny bat-symbols on the sides. Fully laden utility belt, orange cowl, and tall lace up boots complete her Halloween outfit. Comes in a colorful box. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: DCBHB
10.5 tall, Full Color
$125.00 $99.00


Limited, 3,000! Sculpted by Clayburn Moore. The Spider-Woman of Earth-65 is taking the Marvel Universe by storm, whether she's fighting alongside other spider-heroes against the Inheritors, or playing with the Mary Janes in a battle of the bands! This 12-inch scale statue of the unmasked "Spider-Gwen" shows her alighting on a pillar, preparing to shoot a webline while balanced on one foot. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore, this resin statue is limited to an edition of 3,000, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color window box. Diamond Select, 2016...More.

Item Code: SPGW
12 tall, Full Color
$150.00 $99.00


1/6 scale. Limited, loaded with extras. Recommended. This may just be our favorite one yet in this series. As beautiful as she is dangerous, Sheena was conceived to be a counterpart to Burroughs' Tarzan. She leapt off the pages of Fiction House's Jumbo #1 in 1937 to become the very first female character to have her own title, four years before Wonder Woman, and since featured in hundreds of comics, graphic novels, TV shows, and a feature film. Phicen, 2015...More.

Item Code: SHEQJ
12 tall, Full Color
$149.99 $99.00


Limited, 5,200! Highly Recommended. Sculpted by Jack Mathews. The Mistress of Mayhem sheds her old look to go in a bold new direction in this second edition of one of DC Collectibles' most popular statues. We really like this rendition. She's in a sexy, scanty outfit with a black tied top and thigh high leggings. Behind she holds a pair of silver scissors, she's got her trademark hammer, and a holster and belt. The detail is VERY impressive. And wildly colorful. DC, 2012...More.

Item Code: DCHQ
8 tall, Full Color
$99.95 $59.00


Highly Recommended. Design by Ant Lucia. Sculpted by Tim Miller. It's a new vision of DC's red-hot villain, Harley Quinn, as DC Collectibles unveils the first Harley Quinn: Red, White and Black Statue! Get in at the start of this new statue series! We like the image, it's a full-bodied Harley, not the skinny little girl but a well-rounded woman in the best Kotobukiya style, which we have found consistently well done and attractive. Lots of great detail, very colorful, and about as sexy an outfit as you can find on any modern super heroine! DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: HARRWB
6.75 tall, Tritone
$80.00 $48.00


Numbered from 5200! By Tim Miller. Designed by Ant Lucia Dr. Harleen Quinzel started her career at Arkham Asylum, and she hasn't strayed that far from there! Harley's got a hot new look inspired by the bestselling video game Batman: Arkham Asylum in the latest Red, White and Black statue! Comes with a Harley Quinn-logo base, which is hand-numbered on the bottom. Small but nicely detailed. Designer Ant Lucia is responsible for much of the popular DC Bombshells, which reimagines the DC heroines as 1940s wonder girls. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: HARRWBA
7 tall, Tritone
$80.00 $39.00

Limited & numbered, 5000! Recommended. It's Harley on a stick! Our cute gal is captured mid leap, complete with her cool oversized handgun, and in her classic costume. Terry Dodson is one of our favorite good-girl artists and here is his perfectly captured Harley Quinn. The latest and hottest statue from the hit Red, White and Black series. The sculpted base boasts her name in red white and black, and underneath it's numbered from 5000. Handsome full color box. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: HARRWBT
7 tall, Tritone
$80.00 $59.00


WOMEN OF DYNAMITE Jungle Girl Black & White Statue
Limited, 99. By Frank Cho. Sculpted by Jason Smith. An extremely Limited Edition Jungle Girl statue based on the work of comics sensation Frank Cho and sculpted by the talented Jason Smith, featuring Jana in all her primal glory. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Jungle Girl statue stands approximately 12 inches in height with a 6 inch base. This variant edition comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The jungle has never been hotter, thanks to this captivating statue! Dynamite, 2016...More.

Item Code: WODJGB
12 tall, b&w
$249.99 $149.00


WOMEN OF DYNAMITE Purgatori Black & White Statue Artist Proof
Limited, 49! By Michael Turner. Sculpted by Jason Smith. An extremely Limited Edition Purgatori statue based on the work of comics sensation Michael Turner and sculpted by the ever-talented Jason Smith, featuring the stark contrast of light and darkness, with just a touch of deep red to highlight our villainess's classic look. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Purgatori statue stands approximately 12 inches in height (14 inches to the tip of her wings) with a 6-inch base. Variant edition. Dynamite, 2016. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: WODPB
12 tall, b&w
$275.00 $199.00

Limited, 5,200! Design by Ant Lucia. Sculpted by Tim Miller. Raven, the most mysterious member of the Teen Titans, is reimagined in this new Bombshells statue--and she's ready to cast her next spell, sporting a sexy blue costume and fish-net stockings, startling cleavage, nicely detailed face and horned tiara. Numbered from 5200 (or less) edition. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: DCBR
10.5 tall, Full Color
$125.00 $99.00


WOMEN OF DYNAMITE Red Sonja Black & White Statue
Limited, 99! By J. Scott Campbell. Sculpted by Jason Smith. Only 99 of these beautiful black-and-white statues exist! An extremely Limited Edition Red Sonja statue based on the work of comics sensation J. Scott Campbell and sculpted by the talented Jason Smith, featuring the stark contrast of light and darkness. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Red Sonja statue stands approximately 11.5 inches in height with a 5.5-inch base. This variant edition of the Women of Dynamite statue comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Dynamite, 2016...More.

Item Code: WODRSB
11.5 tall, b&w
$249.99 $175.00


WOMEN OF DYNAMITE Vampirella Black & White Statue
Limited, 199! By J. Scott Campbell. Sculpted by Jason Smith. An extremely Limited Edition Vampirella statue based on the work of comics sensation J. Scott Campbell, featuring the stark contrast of light and darkness, with just a touch of deep red to highlight our heroine's classic look. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, 12 inches in height with a 6-inch base. Dynamite, 2015...More.

Item Code: WODVB
12 tall, b&w
$249.99 $149.00




Signed & numbered, 300! Highly Recommended. Full color, finished hero and heroine portraits, which look like they were especially done for this edition: The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Cat Woman, Two-Face, The Riddler, Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, Darkseid, The Bizarro Superman, and some lovely ladies even I don't recognize. All those villains! This is fun and very, very nicely done. Cold Crocodile, 2016...More.

Item Code: AAR16S
Soft Cover, 5x8, 20pg, Full Color
$15.00 $10.00

See the website for all signed convention sketchbooks, including more on sale.


Art by Michael Dooney, Richard Ortiz, Al Rio et al. This follows up the hugely popular, and best-selling (our #1 coloring book), Grimm Fairy Tales. Continue to discover your creative side with this gorgeous collection of art that includes 45 pages of truly spooky illustrations and sexy heroines from Zenescope. Put your skills to the test as you bring these pages to life from playfully costumed fairy tales characters to frighteningly chilling monsters! Includes Van Helsing, Robyn Hood, Cinderella, Keres et al. Zenescope, 2016...More.

Item Code: GFTDS
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, b&w
$12.99 $8.99

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TOYBOX TIME MACHINE A Catalog of The Coolest Toys Never Made
Recommended. Conceived and Illustrated by Marty Baumann. Foreword by Jim Steranko. Recapture an innocent era of boundless commercial creativity, even if the product will never live up to the art! A beautifully illustrated tome featuring some of the greatest toys NEVER made (but wouldn't your world have been a better place if they had been?). A tribute to the unbridled imaginations, madcap design, and illustrative skills of the toy creators who drew inspiration from the robots, movie monsters, comic books, and military men that kids adored, as well as the limitless possibilities of the space age. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: TOYBH
Hard Cover with CD - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 160pg, Full Color
$29.99 $18.99


Warehouse find, 1976. Recommended. By Berni Wrightson. A naked red-haired girl sits with baby dragons, while Mom is perched above this strange nest. She clutches a moose, but she looks a bit puzzled at this strange little human amongst her offspring. What's going on here? A fun print, #8 in the long-unavailable "Horror and Fantasy" series from Christopher Enterprises, who was first to publish Wrightson's legendary collection, A Look Back. Christopher., 1976. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: WR08
18x24, 1 print, Full Color
$20.00 $15.00

Click here for all the available Wrightson books, comics and more.


Comic Reference & How-To


Compiled by Brainiac 5. The Superman Files reveals the secret life of the man named Clark Kent and the world of the greatest superhero. It's a comprehensive account of his history, employing clippings from the Daily Planet, journal entries, surviving artifacts from Krypton, schematics for the Fortress of Solitude and other technology, files from Stryker's Island Prison, as well as hundreds of "photographs" (all handsomely drawn by a who's who list of over 300 DC artists) of Superman's enemies and allies culled from modern Superman comics. Andrews McMeel, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: SUPFIH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 312pg, Full Color
$75.00 $19.95


By Valerie L. Winslow. This highly illustrated reference book provides artists and art students with an understanding of human anatomy and different types of motion, inspiring more realistic and energetic figurative art. Fine-art instruction books do not usually focus on anatomy as it relates to movement, despite its great artistic significance--this does. Watson Guptill, 2015...More.

Item Code: CLHAH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 292pg, Full Color
$40.00 $24.95

Foreword by Denis Zilber. Now in its eighth year, Digital Painting Techniques continues the tradition of showcasing the latest digital painting trends and techniques from industry experts. This volume presents detailed tutorials on how to create custom brushes and illustrate scenes from differing points of view; how to design characters, costumes, and machines; as well as techniques used for matte painting. Featured artists include Forian Aupetit, Victor Mosquera, Davide Tosello, Finian MacManus, Andrei Pervukhin, Jesper Friis. 3DTotal, 2016...More.

Item Code: DIG08
Soft Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Full Color
$49.99 $29.99

Recommended. By Alexandra Reeves, Ran Manolov, Paul Braddock et al. Fifty talented digital and 3D artists showcase their ZBrush works, share their inspirations, and explain their approaches to sculpting. From rough models molded in digital clay, to entire characters, creatures, animals, and more, this presents a stunning visual adventure into 3D creature creation. As a non-artist, I find it fascinating to see fully-realized digitally sculpted 3D images that are amazingly lifelike and beautifully done. 3DTotal, 2016...More.

Item Code: SCFIB
Soft Cover, 8x9, 320pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $18.99


2018 Calendars

All of our other calendars from 2018 are 50% off, but we reduced these three even more for this email.


JUSTICE LEAGUE 2018 Calendar [JL18, $14.95, your price $4.99].

VINTAGE DC COMICS 2018 Calendar [VID18, $18.95, your price $6.99].

BATMAN 2018 Calendar [BAT18, $14.99, your price $4.99].


Pin-Up & Mature Readers


Warehouse find, 1994. Recommended. By Milo Manara and Hugo Pratt. When the English settlers arrive in America, they bring their mores, their values, their prejudices and their troubles with them, only to find that the neighboring natives are already dealing with prejudices, mores and values of their own. War on the frontier, with lots of erotic goings-on in the vintage Manara style. NBM, 1994. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Note: Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: INDSU
Soft Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color
$65.00 $35.00

We have nine other offerings from artist Milo Manara.
MODERN VINTAGE PIN-UP The Photography of Marilee Caruso
250 contemporary retro-style cheesecake, glamour, and hot rod pinup photographs by Northern California artist Marilee Caruso take women from all backgrounds and transform them into the classy yet stimulating bombshells of our parents' and grandparents' day. Includes very attractive plus size and impressively tattooed ladies and a wide variety of ethnicities including Latino, Black and Asian. Schiffer, 2015...More.

Item Code: MODVH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Full Color
$34.99 $17.50


Epitomizing the era of porn chic, Georgina Spelvin became one of the best-known figures for her starring role in "The Devil in Miss Jones" in 1973. Spelvin went on to appear in over 70 adult films before retiring from them in 1979. Includes "Inside Georgina Spelvin" (1973)--a trio of roommates have fallen desperately behind on their rent so they make a porn movie to raise fast cash. Plus "Guess Who's Coming" (1973)--A man and his wife invite a royal couple over for dinner in the hopes of advancing the husband's career. Ms. Spelvin pulls off a hilarious British accent and gets everyone off. After Hours, 2014. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: GHG
1 disc, 93 min, Full Color
$29.95 $17.95


SPANISH GIRL Marilyn Monroe Print two for one
Certificate of Authenticity. Numbered, 7500. By Earl Moran. A delightful, sexy painting of Marilyn Monroe, two for the price of one! This captures her youth as well as her voluptuous, sensual appeal, in a sexy, revealing open vest, short-shorts and high-heels. Her flirtatious alluring look is playful and fun! Excellent high quality lithograph on 80 lb. archival acid-free paper, ready to frame. Illustrations Remembered, 1994. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: EMSGPR
2 copies, 19x24, Full Color
$279.90 $19.95