Thursday, November 8, 2018

New Spectrum is here, Joseph Michael Linsner, W. Heath Robinson, J.W. Godward, Disney Masters 1 & 2 get slipcased, Dell Peanuts Archives and more...

The new Spectrum is here, once again outstanding. Linsner's Girls & Goddesses is now half price, and we have a new signed Dawn comic from him, too. There's now a second massive W. Heath Robinson collection, and a revised one of J.W. Godward. The fabled Mort Cinder by Breccia is finally collected, as is another legendary strip: Warren Tuft's Lance. Disney Masters 1 & 2 get slipcased. I really like the Dell Comics Peanuts Archives, with never-before-collected Peanuts comics. And it's gift time with Yoe's Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories!

Our new catalog, sporting a cover from the Haddon Sundblom book, is downloadable here. Expect your printed copy in late November or early December.

Haddon Sundblom has been one of the best selling titles so far from Illustrated Press, but it is no longer available for our reorders. Act now, while we still have a supply of copies. Here are the other books from the press, several of which are also out of print and getting low in stock.


Art Books  |  Pulp Reprints  |  Comic Book Archives  |  About Comics
New on Sale  |  Joseph Michael Linsner  |  Statues  |  Coming in December
Bargain Books  |  Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index

Click here to see ALL New Arrivals, beginning with the latest and going back 30 days.

Like us on Facebook
SPECTRUM Volume 25
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by John Fleskes. The best-selling Spectrum series continues with this lavishly produced 25th annual. Spectrum is the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comic, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art and video-game genres. Nearly 500 works by more than 275 diverse visionaries, including Paul Bonner, J.A.W. Cooper, Olivia De Berardinis, Annie Stegg Gerard, Scott Gustafson, Edward Kinsella III, Gregory Manchess, Victo Ngai, Tran Nguyen, Greg Ruth, Yuko Shimizu, and many more. The Grand Master this year is Claire Wendling and the Spectrum Rising Star award goes to Miranda Meeks. The Year in Review by John Fleskes is a must-read. Flesk, 2018...More.

Item Code: SPE25
Soft Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$35.00 $29.95

SPECTRUM Volume 25 Hardcover
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by John Fleskes. The best-selling Spectrum series continues with this lavishly produced 25th annual. Spectrum is the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comic, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art and video-game genres. Nearly 500 works by more than 275 diverse visionaries, including Paul Bonner, J.A.W. Cooper, Olivia De Berardinis, Annie Stegg Gerard, Scott Gustafson, Edward Kinsella III, Gregory Manchess, Victo Ngai, Tran Nguyen, Greg Ruth, Yuko Shimizu, and many more. Note: the hardcover edition sometimes sells out early, without notice. Flesk, 2018...More.

Item Code: SPE25H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$45.00 $39.95

Last year's Spectrum remains available, at the same discounted prices, hardcover and softcover. Missing any? We have an impressive number of these, beginning with Volume 1! You be the judge, but I think our prices are very reasonable. Several are Underwood File Copies.


Art Books

J.W. GODWARD 1861-1922 The Eclipse of Classicism
New Revised Edition. Highly Recommended. By Vern G. Swanson. Art by J.W. Godward. John William Godward (1861-1922) was among the brightest stars of the late Graeco-Roman painters during classicism's twilight years. Some believe he equalled Alma-Tadema in his depiction of marble and flowers and Frederic Leighton in his depiction of drapery. I like to compare him to Maxfield Parrish, since he also discovered the value of appealing young women, nude or partially clothed. That became a favorite subject for him, as it did for Parrish a generation later. Acc Art Books, 2018...More.

Item Code: JWGODH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 368pg, Full Color

VERY HEATH ROBINSON Stories of His Absurdly Ingenious World
Highly Recommended. By Adam Hart-Davis. Art by Heath Robinson. A big, thick volume of delightful innovation by the prolific artist and humorist who loved to poke fun at the conventions of his day. From the lost world of the Edwardians through to the Thirties and Forties, he charted the rise of machines, from cars to dishwashers, and new ways of living in a series of wonderfully absurd illustrations. Heath Robinson revelled in complicated gadgetry, whimsicality and naughtiness. His charm and wit are universal, teasing a smile or even a full-blooded guffaw from all who encounter his gentle commentaries on human foibles. He even gave his name to a dictionary definition. Sheldrake, 2017...More.

Item Code: VERH
Hard Cover, 11x11, 240pg, Partial Color

HEATH ROBINSON'S COMMERCIAL ART A Compendium of His Advertising Work
Import from England. Highly Recommended. By Geoffrey Beare. Heath Robinson (1872-1944) is fondly regarded for his mischievous comic illustrations that have been enjoyed for generations. For the first time the advertising work of this incredibly versatile artist takes center stage in this meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated book, collecting countless scarce and rare images. For a diverse range of clients, Robinson's inventiveness, humor, artistic skill and professionalism made him the obvious choice to advertise their products, which ranged from asbestos cement roofing to liquor, train travel and bread. Oversized with many color plates. Lund Humphries, 2017...More.

Item Code: HEARH
Hard Cover, 10x11, 256pg, Partial Color

Also in stock is the inexpensive Heath Robinson Masterpieces of Art [HEROBH. $18.00, your price $12.95].

Signed! Recommended. By Max Turner. Max Turner's latest self-published book showcases his drawings and paintings, with a strong emphasis on the female nude. 120 drawings and paintings show a strong influence of Turner's one-time teacher, Hal Reed, a student of the unequalled painter Nicolai Fechin. Turner himself is now a veteran teacher and more recently, a sculptor. “I have found that when approaching the figure, one should begin with the gesture.  After having captured the essence or feeling of the pose, one can then proceed to build on it,”  showing emotion, movement and expression. B-Y Publishing, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: MAXFS
Soft Cover, 8x11, 76pg, Partial Color
$20.00 $15.00

THE MOON From Inner Worlds to Outer Space
By Marie Laurberg, Anja C. Andersen et al. The moon has long furnished humankind with an artistic icon, an image of longing and object of scientific inquiry. Encompassing art, film, literature, architecture, design, natural history and historical objects, and published on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing (July 20, 1969), The Moon surveys the iconography of the moon, from Romantic landscape paintings to space-age art. It takes the 1969 landing as a thematic fulcrum and a culmination of the deep-rooted cultural conceptions invested in the space race in the 1960s, from David Bowie to Disney. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2018...More.

Item Code: MOONFH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 128pg, Text/Partial Color


Pulp Reprints

Ships of Doom and The Ghost Murders. Recommended. By Walter Gibson. Art by Tom Lovell and Ed Cartier. The Master of Darkness teams with G-Man Vic Marquette in two never-reprinted pulp novels. First, an enigmatic message from a dying man leads The Shadow to uncover the strange secret behind "The Ghost Murders." Then, the Master of Darkness attempts to prevent "Ships of Doom" from being destroyed by a hostile foreign power! Plus a third bonus story, "Murder Without Regret" by Stephen Gould. This collectors' special showcases the classic color covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen. Sanctum, 2018...More.

Item Code: SHT135
Soft Cover, 7X10, 112pg, Text/b&w

Back numbers as well as multi-paks, annuals, and graphic novels are on the website.


Comic Book Archives

1957-62. Highly Recommended. By Charles Schulz. In collection for the first time ever! Charles never let his strip out of his hands, so when Dell wanted to do a Peanuts comic book, he took time off from the strip and drew these special covers and stories, unique the the series. For that reason, these have never been included with the widely distributed newspaper strip collections. Published through the 1950s and 60s, the Dell Peanuts comic strips were drawn by Charles M. Schulz with a little help from his friends. These truly classic comics will delight any Peanuts fan, collector and newbie alike. kaboom!, 2018...More.

Item Code: PEADH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x9, 352pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Highly Recommended. By Héctor Germán Oesterheld. This episodic graphic novel follows the journey of Mort Cinder, a man who rises from the grave each time he is killed. His travels through time, space, and the darkest corners of humanity are shown from the point of view of Ezra Winston, an antiquarian who becomes Mort's companion. Alberto Breccia's experimental chiaroscuro captures the expressive faces of hardened prisoners, shell-shocked soldiers, and grotesque grave robbers; his atmospheric stories take the reader to eerie cemeteries, ancient Babylonian tombs, and the treacherous waters of the Atlantic. Fantagraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: MORTCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 234pg, b&w
$29.99 $26.99

DISNEY MASTERS Volumes 1 & 2 Boxed Set
Recommended. By Romano Scarpa and Luciano Bottaro. Volume 1: Fantagraphics launches a new series of books devoted to Disney's greatest European cartoonists, beginning with this volume of Mickey Mouse classics drawn by the great Italian artist, Romano ScarpaVolume 2: This spotlights one of the all-time great Disney Duck artists, Luciano Bottaro! When Scrooge rockets his money to the moon to save it from the greedy Beagle Boys, Donald Duck accidentally stows away — and gets stranded on an asteroid! Two volumes in handsome slipcase. Fantgraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: DM01HP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 392pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99

See individual volumes and others in the Masters series here.

DOCTOR STRANGE EPIC COLLECTION Volume 1 Master of the Mystic Arts
Collects Strange Tales Vol. 1 #110-111, 114-146; Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2, 1963-66. Our Highest Recommendation. By Stan Lee. Art by Steve Ditko. The amazing first years of Dr. Strange stories, and all the issues by Steve Ditko! From Doctor Strange's eerie Greenwich Village home, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created new dimensions and otherworldly terrors unlike anything seen before. These stories remain as influential today as they were on 1960s counter-culture. In these pages, you'll experience the debut of iconic characters including Baron Mordo, Eternity, Dormammu, the Mindless Ones, as well as Wong and the mystic mistress Clea. Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: DOCST01
Soft Cover, 392pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

And there are more Doctor Strange collections on our website.

Tomb of Dracula #1-31 + more, 1972-74. By Marv Wolfman, Gerry Conway et al. Art by Gene Colan, Mike Ploog et al. He rose from the grave in 1972, ushering in Marvel's Age of Horror like no villain before or since! Here are the Prince of Darkness' first encounters with his most implacable enemies of the era, including legendary Blade the Vampire Hunter! And ghosts, mutants, mad scientists and more! Plus a tour of the Lord of the Vampires' earlier U.S. activities, with such stops as the Pool of Blood and the Devil's Heart! Featuring Werewolf by Night and Lilith, Daughter of Dracula! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: TOMB01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 784pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Highly Recommended. Art by John Stanley, Walt Kelly, and Richard Scarry. Edited by Craig Yoe. This is the perfect gift for Christmas and could become a well-read, treasured family book. Expert Craig Yoe selects stories to delight those from ages 3 to 100! Classic illustrators and cartoonists like Richard Scarry, Walt Kelly, and John Stanley are featured with multiple stories, plus selected works by Golden Age masters Jack Bradbury, Dan Noonan, Klaus Nordling, and Alberto Gioletti. Warm and fuzzy brightly colored comics full of humor, whimsy, and holiday love. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: GRTR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color


About Comics

MARVEL STUDIOS The First Ten Years
Diamond Exclusive edition. Special Price. Highly Recommended. Handsome coverage of every film from Marvel Studios over the past ten years. Full credits and synopsis of each film, hidden secrets, stunning imagery, and behind-the-scenes insight from the people who kicked off the modern phenomenon of superheroes on the big screen. Captain America to Thor, The Avengers to Iron Man, Black Panther to Ant-Man and the Wasp. Interviews with Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, and Louis D'Esposito, Executive Producer. This special edition is priced $10 less than the bookstore edition. Titan, 2018...More.

Item Code: MARSTUH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 132pg, Full Color

KING OF THE COMICS 100 Years of King Features
New softcover edition of the sold-out 2015 hardcover. Highly Recommended. By Dean Mullaney, Bruce Canwell, Brian Walker. This book is a centennial birthday bash hosted by Dean Mullaney, Bruce Canwell, and Brian Walker, with contributions by eight others. More than just comics, it's a celebration of the profound impact that King Features has had on popular culture! Tons of epherma, cool agency ads, Christmas cards, promotional drawings etc. Nominated For Two Eisner Awards: Best Comics-Related Book And Best Publication Design. King was the home for Buz Sawyer! Maggie & Jiggs! Steve Canyon! Krazy Kat! Popeye! Flash Gordon! Prince Valiant! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: KINC
Soft Cover, 9x12, 308pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

This is a new softcover edition of the out-of-print hardcover from 2015.

Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas. Golden Age great Norman Maurer—artist, writer, editor, and filmmaker—is remembered by his wife Joan Maurer, sharing memories of Charles Biro's Crime Does Not Pay, Boy Comics, & Daredevil—of St. John's 3-D & Three Stooges comics with fellow legend Joe Kubert—of his 1960s movie starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard was Norm's father-in-law!)—plus Maurer's work for Marvel, DC, Gold Key, Fox, etc! Then, learn about Larry Ivie's 1959 plans for a Justice Society revival, more on John Broome, interview with Marvel's Mimi Gold, Dan Adkins, and a rare interivew with early fan writer Ramond Miller. Twomorrows, 2018...More.

Item Code: AE155
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color

See all back issues back to #150, all $9.95, and #148 on sale for $4.95. We just got copies of The Best of Alter Ego from AE co-editor Bill Schelly. Watch for them on the website shortly, signed and on sale. 


New on Sale

IN THE STUDIO Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Todd Hignite. These visits with some of today's most popular and innovative comic artists where they work present an unparalleled look at the cutting edge of the comic medium. Extensive interviews with creators who rarely grant interviews. They offer insights into the creative process, their influences and personal sources of inspiration, and the history of comics.  Robert Crumb, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Jaime Hernandez, Gary Panter, Seth, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware speak out and present rare artworks. Generously illustrated with 500 full-color reproductions, including each artist's favorite works by other artists. Yale, 2006. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ITH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 310pg, Full Color
$29.95 $14.95

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Craig Yoe. Art by George Herriman. Appreciation by Bill Watterson. Craig Yoe's passion for the subject and attention to detail result in a highly enjoyable book--a work of art unto itself, here collecting some impossibly rare art by Herriman, much of it having never been printed before anywhere. This isn't just original artwork for Krazy Kat strips. It has page after page of one-of-a-kind, beautifully hand-colored pieces that Herriman did for friends, including birthday cards, framed artworks, and illustrated thank-you's. Plus historic photos, posters, book covers and memorabilia. Abrams, 2011...More.

Item Code: KKAOGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 176pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $14.95

The Library of American Comics on Krazy Kat [LOA08H. $29.99, your price $24.99]. A complete year of daily strips in the original format, one per page, from 1934. See the other LOAC editions on our website: Tarzan of the Apes: The Original Dailies by Hal Foster and Rex Mason, Alley Oop: The First Time Travel Adventure, Tim Tyler's Luck by Alex Raymond, and Dan Dunn: Secret Operative 48. From $21.99 to $25.99.


Joseph Michael Linsner – On Sale & Publisher Copies

Closeout Price! The Pin-Up Art of Joseph Michael Linsner. Highly Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Wow, have we got a bargain for you. Linsner's first art collection, in hardcover, at half price! Well known for his Dawn graphic novels, portfolios, convention books and prints, Linsner has taken his sexy girls one step further in this ode to female beauty. He captures the voluptuous, perfect female form, the goddess among women, much like fellow good-girl illustrator Dave Stevens once did. Beautiful, artfully done pin-ups in an assortment of skin-tight costumes and poses. Luscious curvy beauties and hard bodied heroines as vampires and bad girls! Plus full nudes. Linsner's art is fun and sexy, and these are all superbly finished paintings. Image, 2007. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GLSH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 112pg, Full Color
$29.99 $15.95

DRAMA #1 Signed
Signed! Publisher file copy from 1994. Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Joseph Michael Linsner is most well-known for his creation Dawn, his personal Pin-Up Goddess. Since her debut appearance on the cover of the first Cry for Dawn in 1989, Dawn struck a chord with thousands of fans on an international level. Here is a one-shot issue starring Dawn, published by Sirius nearly 25 years ago. Linsner just discover an unopened box of these. Three complete stories: "Fall of the Goddess," "Psychobabble," and "Angry Christ." Signed on the cover. Supply will be limited. Sirius, 1994. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DRAM01S
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

DAWN 2018 Sketchbook Signed
Signed! Highly Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Linsner proves himself once again a master of the female form. A slew of wonderful Dawn images in various seductive garments, including his patented skin-tight outfits that might as well be nude. Here too is new work including Wonder Woman, Batman, Batgirl and a stunning redheaded Robin. Most from 2017 and 2018. The centerfold and covers are both double page/wrap around illustrations. Entirely in full color. Two nudes based on Playboy's FEMLIN, circa 1965. All done in Linsner's voluptuous, very slick style. We like it! Linsner, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DAW18S
Soft Cover, 5x8, 24pg, Full Color

Linsner is doing covers for the new Bettie Page and Barbarella comic book series. Still available is his Sinful Suzie 2017 Sketchbook [SIN17S. $20], which also comes signed, and see our website for more work on Harley Quinn, Conan, Green Hornet, Warlord of Mars, and Vampirella.



Limited, 5,000. Highly Recommended. Designed by Joëlle Jones. Sculpted by Jack Mathews. From Joëlle Jones, the superstar artist who took Catwoman into battle, comes this brand-new statue from the DC Cover Girls line. Selina Kyle lounges on a nicely detailed safe she's ready to crack open. Sexy and fun. Inspired by the powerful women of the DC Universe, DC Cover Girls is a long-running line that features dynamic depictions of the most famous superheroines and super-villains in premium statues. Individually numbered. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: DCCGCAT
7" tall, Full Color

We have statues on sale starting at $25, with a host of ones at $55 or less. Our last sale offering moved out quite a few, so act now as our stock is very low on many of these.


Coming in December

Highly Recommended. By Warren Tufts. Fans have been asking for this ever since I first began selling comics. Warren Tuft's masterpiece Lance will include the entire run of this magnificent comic strip (June 5, 1955 to May 29, 1960) in one volume with the Sundays in full glorious color! Each daily and Sunday has been beautifully restored by Manuel Caldas. Also included in this volume: an in-depth analysis of Tufts' work on Lance by Zoran Djukanovic, biographical information, and more! Classic Comics Press, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: WARTH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 368pg, Full Color

CASEY RUGGLES A Saga of the West Volume 1
1949-55. Highly Recommended. By Warren Tufts. Warren Tufts is one those rare artist‘s artists, hugely admired his fellow creators. Tufts' assistants were another talented list: Al Plastino (Superman artist), Edmond Good, Alex Toth, and the super DC creator Ruben Moreira. Tufts is not so well known to the public today, but this small body of work captured the admiration of devoted collectors for decades. Ruggles is a smart and brave adventurer, in and out of scrapes with nefarious villains and beautiful women. Classic Comics Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: CASR01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x9, 336pg, Full Color

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN Bob Layton Artist Select Deluxe Signed
Signed, numbered & limited! Foil-stamped slipcase. Recommended. By David Michelinie. Art by Bob Layton. Bob Layton's two long runs on The Invincible Iron Man, alongside writer/co-plotter David Michelinie and an array of peerless pencillers, remains the series' high-water mark for legions of fans. Now, many of the best stories from both of Layton's long stays on the book, curated by Bob himself, are collected here in deluxe, oversized fashion! 
Nearly 400 pages of Iron Man classics, guest-starring Ant Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Spider-Man, two two-part Doctor Doom tales, and more! New interview with Layton! IDW Limited release, signed by Layton, numbered, and packed in a gorgeous foil-stamped slipcase. IDW, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: IIMASD
Hard Cover, 9x13, 388pg, Partial Color

Still available in the Artist Select series: Michael Allred: Madman [MAMASH] and Incredible Hulk: Sal Buscema [IHASD]. Both are $125, both are signed by the artist and limited.


Bargain Books

These books are generally very low in stock, as few as two or three copies--too few to list in our regular clearance sale. This may be your last chance at this special price. Don't miss out, act now.

CHARLES SCHULZ PEANUTS Artist's Edition [CSPAEH. $125.00 $85.00].

THE SPIDER Slaughter, Incorporated [SPSLI. $19.95 $9.95].

HARLEY QUINN THE DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE By Karl Kesel and Terry Dodson [HQ01H. $29.99 $18.99].

IMAGES #13 Portfolio [IMAPT. $65.00 $25.00].

WONDER WOMAN By John Byrne Volume 1 [WWJB01H. $39.99 $24.99].

PRE-CODE CLASSICS OUT OF THE SHADOWS Volume 2 Slipcased [PCOS02D. $54.99 $39.99].



POLLY AND HER PALS Complete Sunday Comics Volume 1 1913-27 [POL01H. $75.00 $45.00].

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). To get on our email list for Sales & Specials, click here.


Mature Readers

Atlantic Sirens is a new collection by Stefan Soell, shot entirely with eight models on the wild southern coast of Portugal. I have to say it's one of his best yet. And he's done some superb books, all of which you can see here. I rarely recommend nude photography books, since appreciation is in the eye of the beholder, but I give this a highly recommended. It's outstanding.

Underground and Zap artist Spain Rodriguez has a second collection, Warrior Women. His first collection, Street Fighting Men, remains available [SPAIN01. $29.99, your price $24.99]. He's also in Zap #16 [ZAP16. $14.99, your price $12.99], The Complete Zap Comix Boxed Set [COMZH. $500], and Tales from the Berkeley-Con [TALBC. $7.50].

Lighting the Nude is a fine, thick book of a wide variety of female nudes shot in all sorts of indoor and outdoor settings. It's done well, this is the 3rd revised edition, and it's on sale at half price.

And we have a few items from our Bargain Books section:

THROAT 12 Years After BLU-RAY & DVD [THROA. $29.98 $18.99].

POSTCARD GIRLS! [POSG. $14.95 $8.95].


Nude Photography  |  Erotic Art   |  Erotic Films: DVDs  |  Adult Graphic Novels  |  All Pin-Up & Adult

Click here to add yourself to our Adult's Only mailing list.


News and Notes


Dark Horse EC Archives – Going Away

Dark Horse has lost the license to do the EC titles. They still have a couple in the works, but they have cut back on the print runs on the last titles so that at least one sold out before we got a reorder in. I am bringing in a very limited number to keep them available as long as we can, but heads up, they will be going away as our supply runs out. See all available titles on our website—26 different titles. Amazing. I like them and they have done very well, particularly those never before done as an archive title like War Against Crime, Valor, Aces High, Panic, and coming soon, Piracy. Your search will also show you the Complete EC Sets from Russ Cochran, available in our Rare & OP department.


2019 Calendars Update

The Mystique series of adult calendars were already late when they got hung up in customs. We expect them by the first of December. Fully 18 2019 calendars are already out of print, including Royo, Frazetta, Ciruelo's Dragons, Retro Pin-Ups, Wonder Woman (Movie), Justice League, Greg Hildebrandt's American Beauties, and many of the adult titles. Here's a full list of OP titles you should order now if you want them.

Free James Bama

Our supply of these is coming to an end. One is now gone, and we have only 13 left of James Bama Sketchbook: Seventy Year Journey [JBSF. $0.00]. Just add it to your order for any Flesk title—Just one per order please. There are 46 different Flesk titles in stock. The highly recommended James Bama: American Realist [JMH. $34.95, your price $14.95] is still available.

Download Catalog

Vanguard in Flux

Publisher Vanguard just moved their warehouse from the east coast to Texas, where they relocated. David Spurlock is putting on the upcoming retro comic convention in Dallas, at the end of this month. But as a result, our supply of their books is going to be a bit rocky for a while until they get things sorted out. Here are all their titles, in case you'd like one now rather than back ordered and later... Coming next is a new Wood title, Dare-Devil Aces, announced last week.

Just Arrived & Coming Items

We just built in two new buttons on our home page. The first is Just Arrived, listed on the very left of our sections. Click this and you will see all the new items that have arrived in the past 30 days.
The second is Coming Soon - this will show you ALL the upcoming items, beginning with the very latest that we have listed. And lastly, the home page now shows you the latest 25 items, rather than the last five as we used to. Call if you have any questions!



Our Catalog and Contact Info

We publish a color catalog every two months—if you’ve placed an order in the last 12 months, you will receive it hot off the press. If this is your first order, or if you’d like an extra copy, you can add one to your order: click here. Or call or send us your address and we’ll mail one to you. You can also download it here

Note: FREE SHIPPING OVER $300. If your order total is $300 or more and you are in the U.S., we pay the standard shipping cost.

Contact us: or 530-273-2166 Mon-Fri 9-4

Download Catalog

Website Index

See our website for thousands of books of the Unusual and Hard-to-Find ~ Hundreds on Sale!

~ Artists & Illustration

~ Comic Related

~ Pulps & Fiction

~ Nostalgia & Special Interest

~ Pin-Up & Adult

~ Collector's Supplies