Kay Nielsen's Thousand and One Nights Portfolio is the most spectacular item this week—it's just amazing. Artist Paul Kidby's Terry Pratchett's Discworld is here, and both Superman 1000 and Superman: Eighty Years, Fantagraphic's Disney Masters, Omnibus Green Lantern Silver Age 2 and Harley Quinn & The Gotham City Sirens. Bill Schelly's revised, expanded and signed Sense of Wonder, Corto Maltese 7, Lou Cameron's Unsleeping Dead, Simonson's Battlestar Galactica, Kubert's Tarzan and the Lion Man, and nine new on-sale art books and archives.
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|TERRY PRATCHETT'S DISCWORLD IMAGINARIUM
Recommended. Art and Introduction by Paul Kidby. Paul Kidby, Sir Terry Pratchett's artist of choice, provided the illustrations for The Last Hero, designed the covers for the Discworld novels since 2002 and is the author of the bestseller The Art Of Discworld. Kidby himself has collected here the very best of his Discworld illustrations in this handsome gilt-stamped hardcover. Here also are 40 works never before seen, 30 that have only appeared in foreign editions, limited editions and BCA editions, and 17 book covers since 2004, never seen without cover text. Gollancz, 2018...More.
Item Code: TPDISH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 272pg, Full Color
|KAY NIELSEN A Thousand and One Nights
Highly Recommended. Edited by Noel Daniel. Published for the first time ever in five colors including gold, this unique presentation of fine art prints revives all 21 strikingly beautiful illustrations reproduced directly from Nielsen's original watercolors–from the never-published book. And the only complete set of his illustrations to have survived. Includes a large 144-page hardcover book printed in five colors, featuring descriptions of all of the images, and three generously illustrated essays on the making of this series, the origin of Nielsen's unique imagery, and a history of the tales. All are enclosed in a beautiful, strikingly large blue velvet box with gold cover embossing. Taschen, 2018...More.
Item Code: KNTH
Hard Cover, 16x16, 144pg, Full Color
We also have Nielsen's East of the Sun, West of the Moon in both a deluxe edition [KNEH. $40, your price $35.00] and a mini-edition for $15. Both are also from Taschen. See our website for more Nielsen, in Twelve Dancing Princesses from Calla, Images Magazine, The Disney Archives, Grimm's Fairy Tale Posters, and They Drew as They Pleased Volume 2.
|ACTION COMICS #1000
Recommended. By Brian Michael Bendis, John Cassaday et al. Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today's explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow's future--this very special oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories! Benis, Caddaday, Dini, Johns, Guice, Jurgens, Jim Lee, Meltzer, Orday, Sale, Tomasi, and many others contribute. All-new art and stories. DC, 2018...More.
Item Code: ACTCO
Comic, 7x10, 80pg, Full Color
|CORTO MALTESE Volume 7 The Golden House of Samarkand
Recommended. By Hugo Pratt. Set in the years 1921-22, the action leaps from Turkey to Azerbaijan, and to the Caspian Sea, tracing the path of the legendary Silk Road, as Corto hunts for the fabled treasure of Alexander the Great, hallucinates on opium, and remains nonchalant through every near-death escapade. He meets the Whirling Dervishes, Joseph Stalin, the Hashinin sect of assassins, the Turkish general Enver Pasha, and the return of Venexiana Stevenson and the witch-tongued Rasputin, just escaped from prison. IDW, 2018...More.
Item Code: CORU07
Soft Cover, 9x11, 146pg, b&w
All previous volumes are still available on our website. Discount prices run from $17.99 to $25.99 each.
|FIGHTING AMERICAN Volume 1
S&K's 1950s team back, in a new contemporary story. By George Rennie. Art by Duke Mighten. Cover by Terry Dodson. When Johnny Flagg, A.K.A. Fighting American, and his young teenage sidekick, Speedboy, find themselves marooned in the 21st Century with no way to return home, they do the only thing they can do. They carry on regardless. Bringing some much-needed two-fisted justice and home-spun 1950s attitudes to a modern, media-obsessed cynical world, they battle a gang of villains plucked from their past and a mysterious villainess known only as Lady Chaos. Includes variant covers and an interview with Rennie. Titan, 2018...More.
Item Code: FIAM01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
|HARLEY QUINN AND THE GOTHAM CITY SIRENS Omnibus
Collects Gotham City Sirens #1-26 and Catwoman #83, 2009-2015. Recommended. By Paul Dini, Peter Calloway, Tony Bedard, Guillem March and Andres Guinaldo. A massive collection--all of the Gotham City Sirens starring Batman bad girls Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, written by multiple Emmy and Eisner Award-winner Paul Dini. These tough ladies have a new agenda that's all their own, and they'll use any means necessary to pursue it. But can they get along and work as a team? And who will get hurt along the way? The girls are tired of playing by other peoples' rules, regardless of which side of the law they're on. Now they are making their own rules. Outstanding art throughout, with great covers. DC, 2018...More.
Item Code: HQGH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 648pg, Full Color
|GREEN LANTERN The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 2
Collects #36-75, 1965-70. Our Highest Recommendation. By John Broome. Art by Gil Kane, with Sid Greene and Murphy Anderson. An amazing five more years of the original Green Lantern/Hal Jordan stories. The three big DC Silver Age hits--and fan favorite series--in the early sixties were The Flash, Adam Strange in Mystery in Space...and GL. These are the tales that established Hal Jordan as the greatest member of the Green Lantern Corps and offered fans brilliant storytelling. This was the thinking fan's series. Cross-overs with the Golden Age Green Lantern, plus first appearances of Sinestro, Evil Star, Black Hand, Dr. Polaris, Star Sapphire and more. DC, 2017...More.
Item Code: GRL02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1000pg, Full Color
Volume 1 is also available [GRL01H.
|LOU CAMERON'S UNSLEEPING DEAD
Chilling Archives of Horror Comics #23. Highly Recommended. Edited & Preface by Tillmann Courth, with Craig Yoe. Lou Cameron was a groundbreaking artist in the 1950s Pre-Code comics era but all the work here is little known. He's far better known for Classics Illustrated like The Time Machine, a far more conventional work. His work here is simply amazing, with details and nuances that I think are worthy of Frazetta during the same period! With his innovative experimental layouts and frequent use of surrealism, his horror comics have been described as “Jim Steranko meets Graham Ingels. Yoe Books, 2018...More.
Item Code: LOUCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 144pg, Full Color
See the entire selection of Chilling Archives on our website.
|DISNEY MASTERS Volume 1 Mickey Mouse The Delta Dimension
Three complete adventures from Topolino, 1959-61. Recommended. By Romano Scarpa. Never before published in English. Fantagraphics launches a new series of books devoted to fine Disney creators rarely seen in the U.S. Here are three Mickey Mouse classics drawn by the great Italian artist, Romano Scarpa (1927-2005): "The Delta Dimension," "The Bleep-Bleep 15," and "The Fabulous City of Shan-Grilla." When Disney Legend Floyd Gottfredson stopped creating new Mickey Mouse adventures in 1955, Scarpa picked up the Mickey mantle and quickly proved himself a worthy successor, spinning out decades' worth of new Mickey action epics. Fantagraphics, 2018...More.
Item Code: DM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 200pg, Full Color
|ACTION COMICS 80 Years of Superman
The Deluxe Edition, Bargain-priced for a big hardcover! Recommended. Superman and DC celebrate the anniversary of an American cultural touchstone moment with this original graphic novel anthology. Features a previously unpublished Golden Age Superman epic! Revisit classic stories from across the decades featuring the debuts of not just the Man of Tomorrow, but also Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortress of Solitude and so much more! See the work of generations of top writers and artists on the original super hero! Enjoy sparkling essays from literary wizards who have won Pulitzer Prizes and hit the New York Times bestseller lists, including Jules Feiffer, who relives his memories of when Action Comics #1 first hit newsstands. DC, 2018...More.
Item Code: ACTCH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 168pg, Partial Color
|WONDER WOMAN By George Pérez Volume 3
Collects Wonder Woman #25-35, 1988-89. Art by Chris Marrinan and Tom Grummett. More than 40 years after debuting in All Star Comics #8, Wonder Woman was reshaped by legendary comics creator George Pérez and returned to the public eye in 1986. This updated Amazonian Princess met with such acclaim that Pérez's original six-month commitment to the title was extended—and extended—until nearly five years had passed. Working with artist Chris Marrinan, Pérez brought Wonder Woman to a new generation of readers—and to unprecedented levels of success. DC, 2018...More.
Item Code: WWGP03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 264pg, Full Color
|COMICS REVUE PRESENTS Buz Sawyer APR 2018
Recommended. By Russ Manning, Stan Lynde, Milton Caniff et al. Complete in this issue: Buz Sawyer in "Mimi La Blanche" from 1966; Sir Bagby in "Crime Does Not Pay (Neither Does Farming)" from 1962; and The Phantom in "The Crooner" from 1944. Plus the new feature Garth by Peter O'Donnell, chapter 2, Rick O'Shay from 1975, Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts from 1952, Flash Gordon by Mac Raboy from 1960, Alley Oop, Steve Roper, Tarzan by Russ Manning from 1978, Steve Canyon from 1974, Krazy Kat, Dan Barry's Flash Gordon from 1970 et al. Manuscript Press, 2018...More.
Item Code: CR0418
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
See previous issues back to 2016 on our website.
|SENSE OF WONDER My Life In Comic Fandom The Whole Story Signed
Signed bookplate! Revised & greatly expanded edition. Highly Recommended. By Bill Schelly. These are the personal, often funny, sometimes poignant recollections of Schelly's years as a comic book collector and fanzine publisher in the 1960s and 1970s. Then it takes up where his first book left off, life in fandom from then to now, including his new era of publishing books about fan history, and eventually to his meeting, interviewing and writing highly successful books on artists and creators including Kubert, Kurtzman, Otto Binder, and John Stanley. Fandom's leading historian also recounts his strange-but-true encounters with Steve Ditko, Dr. Frederic Wertham, Jim Shooter, Bob Kane and more, in this beautifully written, highly readable text. North Atlantic Books, 2018...More.
Item Code: SENSEW
Soft Cover, 6x9, 420pg, Text/b&w
Also in stock by Bill Schelly:
|RISE OF THE SUPERHEROES Greatest Silver Age Comic Books and Characters
Recommended. By David W. Tosh. This PROFUSELY illustrated volume, entirely in full color and with nice, large cover and page reproductions, takes you on a fun and wonderfully visual tour of one of the most significant and popular eras of comic book history – 1956 to 1970. The Silver Age redefined and immortalized superheroes as the pop culture titans they are today. You'll find The Avengers, Hawkman, Superman, X-Men, Spider Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and all the other major characters, with narration from a fan-turned-pro who grew up in that era. And some insider stories of the rise and fall of various publishers. Krause...More.
Item Code: RISEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 176pg, Full Color
|THE ART OF HARVEY KURTZMAN
Back in stock. The Mad Genius of Comics. Highly Recommended. By Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle. Kurtzman was a talented and influential artist, writer and satirist. He created "Little Annie Fanny," as well as groundbreaking war comics. His contributions to MAD, Humbug, Help! and many other publications inspired generations of comic artists. This is the first definitive book on Kurtzman, packed with hundreds of illustrations, paintings, sketches, layouts, correspondence, interviews and photos, many never-before-seen. Abrams, 2009...More.
Item Code: AOHKH
Hard Cover, 11x10, 256pg, Full Color
HARVEY KURTZMAN The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America Signed
Signed bookplate by Schelly! Our Highest Recommendation. By Bill Schelly. Foreword by Terry Gilliam. This amazing new biography--642 pages with 250 illustrations, including photos--reveals the true story of Harvey Kurtzman. New interviews with his colleagues Hugh Hefner, Robert Crumb, Jack Davis and others, and revealing new information, including legal battles with Bill Gaines, and details of the McCarthy-era FBI investigation. Fantagraphics, 2015...More.
Item Code: HARKH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 642pg, Text/Partial Color
Also available are The Complete Trump [HKT02H.
|ALVARADO'S COSPLAY PIN-UPS
Highly Recommended. By Robert Alvarado. We all want to see Snow White with tattoos, right? Well, at least photographer Robert Alvarado does. In his newest collection of high-octane, pin-up images, Alvarado shows how his own style of photographing and editing--which has been called illustrated, and painted--marries perfectly with cosplay. In more than 150 vibrant, color images, see Alvarado capture models “cosing” as characters from Buck Rogers, Deadpool, Star Wars, favorite D.C. and Marvel gals like Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman, Vampi and much more. Schiffer, 2016. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: ALVACH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color
We liked this so much we're restocking two of Alvarado's previous books that we let run out: Alvardo's All-American Girls [ALVAGH.
|WALTER SIMONSON'S BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Art Edition Signed & Remarqued
Signed on a separate plate of the cover to #4, with a small pen original drawing. By Walter Simonson, Roger McKenzie, Steven Grant et al. The master draftsman's fine work on the Battlestar Galactica comic book series published by Marvel Comics from 1979 to 1981. Four complete issues: #16, 19, 20, 22 and 23, from cover to last page. The adventures of brash pilots Apollo and Starbuck were never so epic as they were under Simonson's skillful hand. Preserves every detail of the artist's meticulous skill and hard work, interpreted from scripts by contributing writers Roger McKenzie, Steven Grant, Bill Mantlo, Bob Layton, and Simonson himself! New November, 2017 introduction by Simonson himself. Dynamite, 2017...More.
Item Code: WSBAEHD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 104pg, Full Color
|WALTER SIMONSON'S BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Art Edition Signed
Signed on a special removeable plate of issue #4's cover. By Walter Simonson, Roger McKenzie, Steven Grant et al. The master draftsman's fine work on the Battlestar Galactica comic book series published by Marvel Comics from 1979 to 1981. Four complete issues: #16, 19, 20, 22 and 23, from cover to last page. The adventures of brash pilots Apollo and Starbuck were never so epic as they were under Simonson's skillful hand. Preserves every detail of the artist's meticulous skill and hard work, interpreted from scripts by contributing writers Roger McKenzie, Steven Grant, Bill Mantlo, Bob Layton, and Simonson himself! New November, 2017 introduction by Simonson himself. Dynamite, 2017...More.
Item Code: WSBAEHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 104pg, Full Color
The trade edition of this [WSBAEH. $150] has not arrived as of this writing but we expect it momentarily.
|JOE KUBERT TARZAN AND THE LION MAN Artist's Edition Volume 3
Recommended. Collecting the brilliant Joe Kubert's final Tarzan stories in the acclaimed and multi-Eisner Award-winning Artist's Edition format. Including all four parts--72 pages plus covers--of the third Tarzan novel adapted by Kubert, Tarzan and the Lion Man, as well as five additional complete stories: "Death is My Brother," "Moon Beast," "Ice Jungle", "Trial by Blood!" and "The Game." Includes Tarzan issues #224, 225, 227-229, 231-234. Kubert's masterful handling of Edgar Rice Burroughs classic creation is truly as good as comics get! IDW, 2018...More.
Item Code: JKAE03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 176pg, b&w
|ART OF ARCHIE THE COVERS
Closeout Price! Back in stock Recommended. Edited by Victor Gorelick and Craig Yoe. From the notorious Craig Yoe, a beautifully-designed celebration of over 70 years of comic book covers featuring America's reigning cartoon high school icons. Featuring full-color artwork by fan favorite artists Dan DeCarlo, Harry Lucey, Bob Montana, Dan Parent and many more, with an insider's look at their inspiration, creation and ongoing cultural legacy. Sections include celebs, fashion, rock 'n' roll, first appearances, artist's bios, swimsuits, Fine Art, sports, superheroes, The Archies, cheerleaders, kissing, and monsters! Archie, 2013. . Note: These books have slight corner dents and may have slightly dirty covers....More.
Item Code: ARACH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 158pg, Full Color
See more Archie on the website.
|ROUGH JUSTICE The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross
Closeout Price! Back in stock. Highly Recommended. Edited by Chip Kidd. Alex Ross opens his private sketchbooks to reveal his astonishing pencil and ink drawings of DC Comics characters, nearly all of them appearing in print here for the first time. We've thrilled to Alex's fully rendered photo-realistic paintings--but all of those works start as pencil on paper, and the origins of the finished images are rarely seen--until now. From deleted scenes and altered panels for the Kingdom Come saga to proposals for revamping such classic properties as Batgirl, Captain Marvel, and an imagined son of Batman named Batboy! Pantheon, 2012...More.
Item Code: ROUH
Soft Cover, 8x11, 224pg, Partial Color
|JOE CHIODO ARTWORK Shape, Color, and Form
Closeout Price! Back in stock. Highly Recommended. By Joe Chiodo. Like the work of Bruce Timm and Terry Dodson? This early collection of Joe's, a cross between a high quality sketchbook and a slim art book, is packed with good girl art as well as some naughty vixens. This 2007 collection showcases Chiodo's work from 1980 on: cover illustrations, paintings, drawings, comic book artwork and more! Chiodo has worked extensively for Wildstorm, DC and Marvel. Here too is work he's done on Vampirella, covers of Heavy Metal, and paperback book covers. And lots of nudes. Hermes, 2007...More.
Item Code: JEC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 96pg, Full Color
|THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL The Early Works of Dr. Seuss Volume 1
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Theodor Seuss Geisel. Recognized as the most popular children's book author of the 20th century, Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) had a career in illustration that varied widely before he wrote his first juvenile "Dr. Suess" book. This is the first of two volumes (we don't have any Volume 2 right now), collecting various political cartoons, advertisements, and other great cartoon images that show us the same talent and inventiveness that made Dr. Suess a household name. Checker, 2005...More.
Item Code: THES01
Hard Cover, 7x11, 172pg, b&w
Closeout Price! Back in stock. Highly Recommended. By Matt Baker. Introduction by Bob (Flaming Carrot) Burden. This collects all those tongue-in-cheek adventures, that have a lot in common with the earlier Sky Girl that Matt Baker did for Fiction House. Kate got started in Fightin' Marines (1951), got her own title for three issues, then finished off in Anchors Andrews #1 in 1953. Baker's tremendous talents came to fruition at St. John Publications, where his realistic style combined with his talent for creating gorgeous women. As Burden's intro points out, Baker was the quintessential "Good-Girl" artist others all emulated. St. John's only recurring character was Canteen Kate and Baker drew every adventure of the sexy wartime cutie. Canton Street, 2013...More.
Item Code: CAKAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 160pg, Full Color
We just restocked the fine book on artist Matt Baker, and you can find more of his work on the website.
|COMPLETE GOLDEN AGE Airboy & Valkyrie
Closeout Price! 1943-52. Back in stock. Highly Recommended. By Dick Wood, Fred Kida, Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, Ernest Schroeder et al. From the pages of Air Fighters Comics and Airboy Comics, the complete adventures of Airboy and co-star Valkyrie. Airboy was a very popular Golden Age title, running well into the 1950s. And his infrequent mix-ups with the sexy Valkyrie, patterned after Terry's Dragon Lady, are most fans' very favorite stories. She began as a Nazi agent but came over to join the good guys, flying alongside Airboy for more than a decade. Airboy and Valkyrie had a love/hate relationship that brought tension and drama to their stories. Canton Street, 2013...More.
Item Code: COGAIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 136pg, Full Color
|GET LOST THE COMIC DESIGNED TO SEND YOU!
Closeout Price! Collects #1-3, 1954. Back in stock. Recommended. By Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. Are you a fan of Kurtzman's Mad? Or Cracked? Then you must see Ross Andru and Mike Esposito's historic Mad-imitation comic, collected here. Three ground-breaking, laugh-filled issues were published before Bill Gaines sued the magazine's distributor, shutting down production of the magazine--even though Gaines lost the lawsuit. Notable spoofs here include Shane, Hondo, Stan Freberg, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Mike Hammer, Flash Gordon, The Invisible Man, Gunga Din, and the 1950s horror film classic, The Thing! Hermes, 2008. Note: Some copies may have slight scuffs and/or a bumped corner....More.
Item Code: GETLS
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color
|AGONIZING LOVE The Golden Era of Romance Comics
Closeout Price! Back in stock. Highly Recommended. By Michael Barson. Art by Matt Baker, Kubert, Severin, Elder, Heath, Everett et al. It's the heyday of romance comics! From the popular author of several comic history books comes a detailed overview of the finest examples produced from the 1940s and 50s! While young boys read superhero comics, the girls flocked to the newsstands for these racy tales of doomed love, star-crossed lovers and dangerous bad boys. Loaded with outlandish and often suggestive stories, skimpy party costumes, tantalizing cleavage and racy goings-on. Over 250 vintage covers and complete stories. Harper Design, 2011...More.
Item Code: AGOL
Soft Cover, 8x11, 208pg, Full Color
|SIEGEL AND SHUSTER'S FUNNYMAN
Closeout Price! Back in stock. Highly Recommended. Art by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Edited by Thomas Andrae and Mel Gordon. The little-known super-heroic invention by the creators of Superman, their first project after leaving DC Comics. Included are complete stories and runs of the rare dailies and Sundays (in full color). Siegel and Shuster struggled to come up with a new superhero, one that would right their wrongs and prove that justice, fair-play, and zany craftsmanship were the true American way. But Funnyman failed miserably, even though it's a lot of fun to read today. And the art is very good, too. It's a must-have collection for any comic fan. Feral House, 2010...More.
Item Code: SNDS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
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.
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THE ART OF TOM LOVELL An Invitation to History [ARTTLO.
ASTRO BOY Omnibus 2 [ASB02.
BOB POWELL'S COMPLETE CAVE GIRL [BOBCH.
DOC SAVAGE #27 (James Bama Cover) [DC27V.
THE INDISPENSABLE CALVIN & HOBBES [INDCH.
MARS ATTACKS FIRST BORN [MAFB.
MARVEL MASTERWORKS Marvel Rarities Volume 1 [MMMR01H.
SUPERMAN Dark Knight Over Metropolis [SDKM.
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This week we have Illustrating Modern Life The Golden Age of American Illustration from the Kelly Collection, and in case you missed out, we found another copy of Walt Disney's Donald Duck 50 Years of Happy Frustration.
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A new DVD this week, a notorious exploitation classic: Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals, starring the "luscious" Laura Gemser, of Black Emanuelle fame, and directed by Joe D'Amato.
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Here are a few DVD's from our bargain books section:
LOVE EXCHANGE Come Play The Game DVD [LOEX.
EVILS OF THE NIGHT BLU-RAY & DVD [EVNI.
ED WOOD'S DIRTY MOVIES DVD [EWDM.
HISTORY OF THE BLUE MOVIE DVD [HIBM.
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At only $50 and including the complete story, this seems a bargain to us. And publisher Flesk says it's almost gone and is shipping as I write this [HC, 10x13, 144pg. HELISEH]. I upped my order but it still may not last long.
|You can also get the original graphic novel this is taken from, which I thoroughly enjoyed [HELINTS. $14.99, includeds a bookplate signed by Gary Gianni].|
Highpoints of the show last weekend in Sacramento—I got to say hello to The X-Men's Chris Claremont, who I hadn't seen in too many years. We went backpacking once with my then wife Ann and Chuck Rozanski, of Mile High Comics, in the mountains outside Denver, and got rained out. Chris had never-ending lines of fans asking to have comics signed. We finally got to talk on the loading ramp after the show, after I missed him twice at my booth.
|And Bob Layton was there, co-founder of Valiant Comics and man about the comics world. Bob and I go back to his fanzine days in the 1970s. He got his start doing high quality pro-like zines like The Charlton Bullseye and was part of the CPL Gang. Here's their Wiki intro: "The CPL Gang was a group of comic book enthusiasts who published a number of fanzines in the mid-1970s, including Contemporary Pictorial Literature (CPL) and Charlton Bullseye. Founded by Roger Stern and Bob Layton, the CPL Gang eventually included Roger Slifer, Duffy Vohland, Tony Isabella, Don Maitz, Michael Uslan, Steven Grant, and John Byrne, all of whom later became comics professionals."
Bob's a film producer in Florida now—it's been decades since we bumped into one another. He kept introducing me to his buddies as "the founder of the direct market, and all this" gesturing at the show in general! I did my best to correct such head-spinning notions. Phil Seuling, who was a mentor of sorts to me, started the direct market, i.e. buying from Marvel and DC and selling direct to comic stores. Prior to that, Phil and I co-distributed a number of fanzines and early alternate comics, such as Cerebus and Elfquest, The Comics Journal and Squa Tront.
If you want all of THAT story, grab a copy of Comic Shop by Dan Gearino, which I will sign for you if you ask [COMSHO. $26.95].
|Artist Brent Anderson was also there. I got introduced to his very sweet wife and she was patient while he regaled both of us with stories of working for my old stores, Comics and Comix, back in San Jose in the early 1970s. He lived in a tiny apartment behind the store for some time.|
|Dan Brereton caught me up on his art education, attending art school in Oakland and San Francisco before he got his start at Eclipse Comics in the early 1980s, on the revamp of The Black Terror. Dan actually submitted something to me just prior to that, and remembers I was one of those who actually replied to him. I probably told him I wasn't a publisher, but do something and I'll handle it. And it's been that way ever since.
Dan Parson, Thomas Yeates, and Mike Royer are among the guests. We have been working with Thomas Yeates and Dwayne Covey on Twixt Two Worlds 3, Thomas' third sketchbook and a very special project. We'll be unveiling it at the show, a signed & numbered edition of 1,000. We'll announce it here in the email as soon as it is available. An abbreviated edition will be given away to all attendees. Admittance to the dealer's room only will be FREE. We'll have all our ERB items there, and a lot more.
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