Friday, January 12, 2018

Roy Thomas’ Lost World, Planet Comics collections, Classics Illustrated: a Cultural History in softcover, Phillippine comic artists, warehouse finds, and more.

Roy Thomas' Lost World is massive, 450 pages with informative bonus features. Maybe your last chance on several of the on-sale Planet Comics collections. The outstanding Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History is finally available in an affordable softcover. A reprise of what's available on Phillippine comic artists, prompted by a warehouse find. And more, of course.

Planet Comics  |  Classics Illustrated A Cultural History  |  Barbarella  |  Berni Wrightson
Blemished Books  |  Phillippine Comic Artists  |  Edgar Rice Burroughs  |  Coming in July
Bargain Books  |  Rare & Out of Print  |  Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index
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ROY THOMAS PRESENTS THE LOST WORLD
The Complete Stories from Planet Comics #21-64, 1942-50. Highly Recommended. By Nick Cardy, Graham Ingels, George Evans et al. An unusally fat book (456 pages) from PS, collecting the best continuing strip in Planet Stories. Plus these bonus features: a special overview by Roy Thomas, a close look at editor Malcolm Reiss AND brief bios (with special artwork) of ALL the creators: Rudy Palais, EC alumni Graham Ingels and George Evans, Lily Renée and others, by historian David Saunders! PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: LOSTWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 448pg, Full Color
$69.99

I thought this might be a bit of an after-run, since it collects stories from the same Planet Stories that we’d been handling. However, it is nearly twice the page count of a typical PS Artbook AND it has a lot of extra features, many pages of them. Finally, even on sale as most of them are, the Planets do add up a bit...so if you haven’t elected to get those, here you can get one of the best with its features all in one volume.

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

Item Code: PLC13H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 314pg, Full Color
$59.99 $19.95

Of the regular editions of Planet, on sale at $19.95, we have all except Volume 4 ($48) and 10 and 11 ($59.99 each). Volume 11 is also sold out in the slipcased edition. But volumes 4 and 10 are still available slipcased, on sale, see below.

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
PLANET COMICS Volume 8 Slipcased
Closeout Price! Limited, 300! Collects #30-35, 1944-45. Highly Recommended. By Graham Ingels, Lily Renee, Lee Elias, Joe Doolin, Murphy Anderson et al. When Planet began in 1940, it was ground-breaking but also a bit primitive, as were most comic books then. But it got better and better, taking on important new artists and changing up the strips. The great Murphy Anderson begins his tenure here, and EC's Graham Ingels has also come aboard. Planet Comics remained THE premier sci-fi comic all through the 1940s, translating the traditional pulp-style stories into comic adventures for younger readers as well as soldiers, who delighted in the good-girl art that was the hallmark of this and all the Fiction House titles. PS Artbooks, 2015. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: PLC08D
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 336pg, Full Color
$69.99 $23.99

Volumes 3-10, 12-14 are all available at the same $23.99 sale price. Volumes 1, 2 and 11 are sold out. Lowest in stock: Volumes 5-7 and 10 all have under ten copies left.

We stocked these up quite aggressively due to the sale price—because I knew they would be very popular. And they have been. But they are finally beginning to run out and we do NOT anticipate getting more copies at these prices.

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS THE UNSEEN Volume 2
Collects The Unseen #11-15 & Who Is Next? #5, 1953-54. Recommended. By Alex Toth, Nicky Cardy, George Tuska, Gene Fawcette et al. It was the 1950's — the Atomic Age, the Cold War, and just before the Space Race. Comics books were the education, the entertainment, and, according to some, the downfall of America. What a great time! We loved to be scared — still do, it seems —from the comfort of our own home, secure in the knowledge that there's no real danger (or so we think). Final issues of this excellent series from Standard, along with Who Is Next?, a suspense one-shot featuring a town terrorized by a serial killer. PS Artbooks, 2018...More.

Item Code: PCEUN02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
PRE-CODE CLASSICS THE UNSEEN Volume 1
Collects #5-10 (#1-5), 1952-53. Highly Recommended. By Alex Toth, Nick Cardy, John Fawcette, Mike Sekowsky, John Celardo, Jack Katz, Mike Esposito & Ross Andru et al. It was the 1950's -- the Atomic Age, the Cold War, and just before the Space Race. But nothing could match the imagination, the surprise, and the chilling-of-your-spine like the great horror comics of yesteryear. Some of the best non-EC horror stories came out of tiny publisher Standard, whose all-star artist Alex Toth set a high standard for his fellows. Both Mike Ross (Mike Esposito and Ross Andru) and Mike Sekowsky offer multiple wonderful Toth-style stories, inspired by the master. Jack Katz does his over-the-top thing. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCEUN01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99

 
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED A Cultural History Second Edition
Major revised edition, with 100 more pages! Now in softcover. Our Highest Recommendation. By William B. Jones. A significant expansion of the critically acclaimed first edition, and now in a lower-priced softcover. Over 100 more pages expand on the 70-year history of Classics Illustrated and the careers and contributions of such artists as Alex A. Blum, George Evans, Henry C. Kiefer, Gray Morrow, Rudolph Palais, and Louis Zansky. Enhancing this lively account are new interviews and correspondence with editor Helene Lecar, publicist Eleanor Lidofsky, artists Mort Kunstler and Lou Cameron, and the founder's grandson John "Buzz" Kanter. McFarland, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLAI
Soft Cover, 9x11, 382pg, Partial Color
$35.00

This is a top-drawer book, superbly researched and easy to read. Everything about every issue, every artist and the entire history of the amazing series is here. After several years available only as a $55 hardcover, this lower-priced edition is finally here.

 
DREAM OF THE BUTTERFLY Volume 1 Rabbits on the Moon
By Richard Marazano. Art by Luo Yin. Tutu is lost in a village where winter is eternal and the rabbits of the secret police find her guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable -- being a little girl! The Emperor of this strange town holds the key to her redemption, but it will come at a price. Lion Forge, 2018...More.

Item Code: DREB01
Soft Cover, 9x7, 112pg, Full Color
$12.99

 
BATMAN 1966 CATWOMAN RUBY Statue
Special Order! 1/6 scale. Sculpted by Trevor Grove. From the classic 1966 Batman TV series comes this strikingly beautiful Batman 1966 TV Series Catwoman Ruby Red Maquette Diorama Statue! Sculpted by Trevor Grove, this beautiful maquette features an almost purrrrrfect likeness of Julie Newmar as everyone's favorite feline fatale! Catwoman is in her iconic black full-body outfit, holding a prized ruby in her right hand. She stands against a black cat statue on top of a marble-like display base. Tweeterhead, 2017...More.

Item Code: BCATR
14" tall, Full Color
$249.99

See the website for more Batman 1966 collections and Batman-related statues.

 

Barbarella

 
BARBARELLA #2 Comic Set
Set of four variant covers-interior is the same--by Marcos Martin, Paul Pope & Vincent Nappi, Stephen Segovia & Elmer Santos, Fay Dalton, and Kenan Yarar & Mohan. By Mike Carey. Art by Kenan Yarar. Our spacefaring heroine may have been enlisted by Earth's underground, but that doesn't mean she trusts her new allies. On the run in an alien city, hunting for a doomsday device that might end a war, Barbarella has to choose a side and stick to it. But it might not be the one you expect... Dynamite, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BAR02P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
$15.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BARBARELLA #1 Comic Set
Set of four variant covers-interior is the same--by Kenneth Rocafort, Joe Jusko, Joseph Michael Linsner & Roberta Castro. Recommended. By Mike Carey. Art by Kenan Yarar. In the 41st century, government agent Barbarella finds herself in a war zone, where the theocratic rulers of Parosia arrest and imprison her. Once she knows what the Parosians do to their own citizens Barbarella decides to make this fight her own... Jean-Claude Forest created the character of Barbarella in 1962, but it was the 1968 film starring Jane Fonda that cemented the character for all time as an icon of science fiction and the sexual revolution. We like the look of this new series, and especially the fine and each-one-different variant covers. Dynamite, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BAR01P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
$15.99

This is from the same publisher who is doing the Bettie Page variant cover sets, and it's the same deal. We are sold out of Bettie set 1, very close to being out of set 2, still have 3-6, with 7 and 8 coming.

 

Out of Print and Still Available

 
BERNIE WRIGHTSON Art and Designs For The Gang of Seven Animation
Almost Gone! Highly Recommended. Preface by Michael Kaluta. Bernie Wrightson’s extensive design work for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio has never before been documented and if you are like we are, this is going to be entirely new material to you. And what fine, fine work it is. This new in-depth monograph utilizes the archives of the studio and features concept drawings, model sheets, and hundreds of designs for projects including Biker Mice From Mars, The Juice, andFreak Show. All of the artwork in this book has been scanned directly from the original artwork so fans can savor Wrightson’s genius up close and personal. Hermes, 2017...More.

Item Code: BWADH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 240pg, Full Color
$60.00

This went out of print immediately upon publication. I thought we would not get a reorder placed just before publication, but we got lucky. So we still have copies, at original published price, of this fine book. It could become one of the scarcest Wrightson art books, the publisher obviously seriously underestimated demand for it. 
 
BERNIE WRIGHTSON Artifact Edition Cover A
Almost Gone! Swamp Thing Cover. Our Highest Recommendation. By Bernie Wrightson. Introduction by Michael Kaluta. Bernie Wrightson began his career in the late 1960s, just barely out of his teens, and within a decade rose to prominence as the preeminent horror artist of his generation. This loving tribute to comics' Master of the Macabre showcases Wrightson's ground breaking work in the DC Comics Mystery books and his legendary artistic turn on Swamp Thing. Additionally, a number of rarely seen and completely (until now) unseen treasures have been assembled here. Six fold-outs, many pieces in full color. IDW, 2017...More.

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

Also quickly out of print...We have a very limited number of Wrightson Artifact Editions, both cover A, shown above, and cover B [BWAEHB. $125]. Still original publication price.

Also newly listed are three Wrightson items in our Rare and Out of Print section.

 

The Filipino Invasion

 
THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE
Second Printing. Warehouse find, 1973. By Stephen Crane. Art by E.R. Cruz. Emulating the highly successful Classics Illustrated series, upstart publisher Pendulum Press started their "Now Age" line of books, aimed particularly at classrooms, "Bringing the Classics to Life." Vincent Fago was contracted to put together the series; he was an editor with Stan Lee at Timely Comics in the 1940s and a veteran of comics. Having trouble recruiting artists, he contacted Filipino artist Nestor Redondo, who in turn helped Fago recruit other Filipino artists for this unique project. Out of Print.. Note: Some copies have bumps or rubbing on the spine and may have a small price sticker in the upper right of the cover. Pendulum Press, 1973. ..More.

Item Code: REDB
Soft Cover, 5x8, 62pg, b&w
$15.00

 
TOM SAWYER
Second Printing. Warehouse find, 1973. By Samuel Clemens. Art by E.R. Cruz. Emulating the highly successful Classics Illustrated series, upstart publisher Pendulum Press started their "Now Age" line of books, aimed particularly at classrooms, "Bringing the Classics to Life." Vincent Fago was contracted to put together the series; he was an editor with Stan Lee at Timely Comics in the 1940s and a veteran of comics. Having trouble recruiting artists, he contacted Filipino artist Nestor Redondo, who in turn helped Fago recruit other Filipino artists for this unique project. Out of Print.. Note: Some copies have bumps or rubbing on the spine and may have a small price sticker in the upper right of the cover. Pendulum Press, 1973...More.

Item Code: TOMS
Soft Cover, 5x8, 62pg, b&w
$15.00

Also discovered in this batch of warehouse finds from Pendulum Press is Black Beauty by Rudy Nebres, Kidnapped by Frank Redondo, The Time Machine by Alex Nino, The Story of My Life by A. DeZuniga and a single copy of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Romy Gamboa and Ernie Patricio. We have very few copies of all of these so act now.
 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ART OF NESTOR REDONDO
1000-copy first printing. Highly Recommended. Edited by Manual Auad.By Nestor Redondo. Nestor Redondo (1928-1995) was the Philippine's foremost comic book illustrator starting in the early 1950s, and a major U.S. comics artist in the 1970s and early '80s. He was really more of an illustrator than a cartoonist, boldly shown here with an abundance of superbly rendered illustrations. This book is a pure delight. Redondo had a smooth, capable line that will remind you of the finest inkers in comics: Mark Schultz, Frank Frazetta, Dave Stevens, Russ Manning. Yes, he is THAT good. Auad, 2016...More.

Item Code: ARTNR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 80pg, b&w
$24.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
TARZAN AND THE CANNIBAL KING Deluxe Signed
Signed by Jake Saunders, Zavier Cabarga, Alex Niño, and Jim Gerlach. Limited, 300! Highly Recommended. By Jake Saunders. Art by Alex Niño. An entirely new Tarzan novel, written by the author of Tarzan and the Martian Legion, with nine color paintings (three double-page fold outs), black and white spot illustrations and a full color wraparound dust jacket, all by legend Alex Niño. Finely printed letterpress title page, color painted map endpapers and design work by Zavier Cabarga, printed on premium paper, smyth-sewn and cased in Italian book cloth. Signed by all four contributors! We do not expect this to last long, so reserve your copy immediately. Hyborean, 2017...More.

Item Code: TARCKD
Hard Cover, 8x10, 256pg, Partial Color
$69.99

The unsigned trade edition is $49.99 [TARCKH. Limited to 1700].

 
ART QUEST OF ALEX NINO Signed with Original Drawing
Signed with original drawing! By Alex Niño. This book offers a collection of Alex Niño's most recent work using graphite pencil, color pencil, pen and ink, color markers, acrylics and other art media wherein he continues to experiment with new approaches. The 132-page art book also highlights and shares his own distinctive style and techniques. Alex Niño, 2015...More.

Item Code: ARTQHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 133pg, Partial Color
$50.00

This bargain-priced unique book, with original art, was a Comic-Con special and we have ony four left in stock as I write this. We can get more but it will be a couple weeks before they come in. In Rare Books, we also have the legendary Satan’s Tears by Alex [RB40. $650. Signed & numbered from 1000, oversized]. Nino also appears in the Creepy and Eerie Archives, see the website.

 

Blemished Books

These books are new, but are slightly damaged. With many the damage is minor, but enough for us to not sell as new copies to our customers.

THE COMPLETE TERRY AND THE PIRATES Volume 3 1939-1940 Hurt [TCTP03HR. $49.99 $24.99].

THE COMPLETE TERRY AND THE PIRATES Volume 4 1941-1942 Hurt [TCTP04HR. $49.99 $24.99].

THE COMPLETE TERRY AND THE PIRATES Volume 6 1945-1946 Hurt [TCTP06HR. $49.99 $24.99].

The Terrys were published from 2007-2009 and we stopped handling them several years ago. But they are all still in print at $49.99 each; we can special order them for you, just call us and we can do that.

ULTIMATE COLORING Classic Pin-Ups By Gil Elvgren Coloring Book Hurt [ULTCBR. $12.95 $8.95].

NANCY Volume 4 Hurt [NAN04HR. $29.95 $9.95].

AMERICAN GROTESQUE The Life and Art of William Mortensen Hurt [AMGHR. $45.00 $22.99].

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED EXPOSURE Hurt [SIXHR. $29.95 $12.95].

RIP KIRBY Volume 9 Hurt [RK09HR. $49.99 $24.99].

Rip Kirby Volumes 1-10 are all in stock [RK01H, etc. $49.99, your price $39.99 each]. There are just a couple copies each of hurts of Volume 6 [$14.99] and 7 [$24.99].

 

We have as few as three copies of these, so act accordingly. See our website for all Hurt books still available.

 

Coming in February

 
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS 100 YEAR ART CHRONOLOGY Slipcase Set
Standard Edition. Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Four volumes of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology, an illustrative history of all Burroughs' publications in the United States (with a heavy dose of art from the United Kingdom). Written and compiled by Michael Tierney, the narrative gives the history of Burroughs' work and the often legendary artists who visualized it, featuring untold stories, art that hasn't been seen since its release, and pieces that were buried in the vaults from the beginning of his publishing history to the present day. Chenault & Gray, Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: ERB100D
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12 to10x13, 250-300pg, Partial Color
$219.00

 
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS 100 YEAR ART CHRONOLOGY Leatherbound Slipcase Set
Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Four volumes of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology, an illustrative history of all Burroughs' publications in the United States (with a heavy dose of art from the United Kingdom). Written and compiled by Michael Tierney, the narrative gives the history of Burroughs' work and the often legendary artists who visualized it, featuring untold stories, art that hasn't been seen since its release, and pieces that were buried in the vaults from the beginning of his publishing history to the present day. Chenault & Gray, Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: ERB100SD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12 to10x13, 250-300pg, Partial Color
$299.00

We announced this as a coming item in our last catalog, but just caught the fact we hadn’t put it here in an email. Orders have been strong, particularly for the Leatherbound set. I don’t know how available these will be after publication, so be warned.

It sounds like as definitive a set as the Russ Cochran ERB Library was many years ago. That set sells for around $600 now. We don’t have a set in stock, but in Rare Books we have Volume 1 [RB181. $250, reduced to $175] and we still have the slipcases at $30 each.

See our website for more Edgar Rice Burroughs, from facsimile editions to the new novels being published by ERB Inc and others.

 

Coming in July

 
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 2
Collects Adventure Comics #329-360 and Superboy #124-125. By Jim Shooter, Edmond Hamilton, and Jerry Siegel. Art by Curt Swan, John Forte, and Jim Mooney. This second omnibus hardcover collecting the Legion of Super-Heroes from the mid-1960s features the tales that established this futuristic super-team as one of the most enduring and appealing in comics. DC, 2018. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: LEGS02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 680pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 1
Adventure #247 on and Superboy #86 on, 1958-65. By Otto Binder. Jerry Siegel, Edmond Hamilton et al. Art by Al Plastino with Jim Mooney, Curt Swan et al. One of the most beloved series of the Silver Age is finally collected in a massive omnibus. First introduced in 1958 as a team of super-powered teenagers from the disparate worlds of the 30th century, each with his or her own powers, unique to their planets of origin. Together, they stood against evil across the galaxy, recruiting Superboy to help, and appearing off-and-on in both titles. Originally made up of Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad and Cosmic Boy, but soon numbering in the dozens--they fought for justice as they dealt with adolescent insecurities. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: LEGS01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 680pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

 

Bargain Books

These books are low in stock, and may have already been marked down once. I've marked them down even further just for this listing, to clear them out to make way for new items. First come, first served.


CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #167 Faust [CI167. $9.99 $5.99].

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #89 Crime and Punishment [CI89. $10.00 $5.99].

COMPLETE LOVE HURTS [COLHU. $19.99 $11.99].

THE DIVINE [DIVIN. $19.99 $10.99].

DAVE JOHNSON ARTBOOK 1 2015 Signed [DJ15S. $25.00 $15.00].

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE Book One The Scorpion [SAMTB. $29.99 $17.99].

SHERLOCK HOLMES A Study in Scarlet [SHOLH. $17.99 $7.99].

SOLANO LOPEZ EN PRIMERA PERSONA [SLEPP. $18.00 $10.00].

SILVER SURFER Epic Collection Volume 3 Freedom [SSE03. $34.99 $14.99].

STARDUST The Visual Companion [STRDU. $24.95 $7.50].

WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES Vol 55 #3 [WDCAS. $9.95 $5.95].

You can see all of our discounted items on the website, under Closeouts at the end of each category (such as Artists and Illustration, Comics Related, etc).

 

Rare & Out of Print

Our Rare and Out of Print List #2 was sent out earlier this week. Click here to see it on our blog. If you are not signed up to our Rare and Out of Print email list, click here so the next one is sent to your inbox.

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Mature Readers

We are still working towards our first Mature Readers email, which will be sent out once every month or two. It will feature one-of-a-kind bargain books, specials and more. You can call us, or sign up right here and click the Over 18 -- Adults Only box. Being signed up for the weekly email will NOT sign you up for this extra mailing.

We’re doing a new Clearance Sale in just over a week. I have already dropped prices on many adult items that will appear there. You can get an advance look by going to our home page, click on PIN-UP AND ADULT, then click on CLOSEOUTS, and finally, set the search box for NEWEST.

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The Free James Bama Book

offer from last week is good until Jan 15. No minimum order to get either one, $50 minimum to get both. See them HERE on our website.

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Art of Tiki

This only came out in November but Last Gasp just announced it will be out of print shortly. A new printing will raise the price $5, to $40. You can still get first editions from us at the old discounted price, while our supply lasts. ARTTH. $35, your price $29.95. It was just announced in our latest catalog, in December.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Rare & Out of Print List #2

Thank you for signing up for our Rare & Out of Print email list. Below you will find several brand new listings, a few books which are reduced in price, and more items you may have missed. Many of these books are newly listed and you are getting the first look.

We have included a few Underwood Publisher File Copies which are out of print, but we have multiple copies of most, unlike the other titles.

Reminder: we only have ONE copy of each of these books, so it is first come, first served. Condition of each is described in brief here, click on each item for more detail, longer descriptions and additional scans.

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New Listings

 


NORMAN SAUNDERS
By David Saunders. This spectacular new 368-page hardcover monograph is the catalog raisonne of the extensive career of the legendary artist Norman Saunders. From his work as one of the top pulp illustrators, to his paintings for men's adventure magazines, paperbacks, comics, Mars Attacks, Wacky Packages, and more, this book provides a thorough overview of his life's work. Illustrated in full-color with hundreds of images culled from Saunder's extensive archives. Illustrated Press, 2008. Very Fine. Small bump on the back corner cover and a small scratch to the back cover...More.

Item Code: RB399
Hard Cover, 9x12, 368pg, Full Color
$90.00

 


EC ARCHIVES TERROR ILLUSTRATED
Collects 1-3. By Johnny Craig, George Evans, Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall et al. Gemstone Publishing at long last presents the final component of the Complete EC Library! Seldom seen and highly sought-after for generations, Shock Illustrated, Terror Illustrated, Crime Illustrated and Confessions Illustrated are among the hardest-to-find EC titles. Not only are each of the published issues collected in this deluxe hardcover set, but so are 18 previously unpublished Picto-Fiction stories! Gemstone Publishing, 2006. Very Fine. There is some tiny wear on the spine and the covers....More.

Item Code: RB397
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 56pg, b&w
$30.00

We also have many out of print EC Archives published by Russ Cochran.
 


VARGA The Esquire Years: A Catalogue Raisonne
By Alberto Vargas. Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut. The first lavish, full-color collection of the sensationally popular art of Alberto Vargas, whose scintillating Varga Girls became the 1940s feminine ideal. More than 150 full-color plates.  Harpercollins, 1987. Very Fine/As New. Small bump on the back corner cover. Still in shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB400
Hard Cover, 9x12, 176pg, Full Color
$140.00

 


HANNES BOK SHOWCASE
By Hannes Bok. Foreword By Frederik Pohl. A Hannes Bok Showcase is that rare jewel of a book filled with eight full color pages and over eighty of Bok's distinctive black and white illustrations. Hannes Bok is considered the most original and unique talent among science fiction artists. Self-taught, he developed an art style unlike anything that came before or since his work appeared. Charles F. Miller, 1995. Very Fine. Book is as new except for a small bump to the top right corner. Still in shrink wrap, open at the top....More.

Item Code: RB394
Hard Cover, 9x11, 88pg, Partial Color
$40.00

We have a few more out of print titles by Hannes Bok.
 


WILLIAM STOUT MONSTERS #2 Sketchbook Signed
Signed & numbered, 950! By William Stout. Movie monsters, vampires, spiders, dinosaurs and fantasy creatures fill the pages of this exceptional new sketchbook from William Stout. This issue is double signed as William signed the cover in 2006. Terra Nova, 2002...More.

Item Code: RB389
Soft Cover, 8x11, 60pg, b&w
$60.00

We have many more Stout sketchbooks, a few that are out of print.
 


MOEBIUS UN SINGULIER PLURIEL
Rare. Limited to 1000. By Moebius. Contains 11 black & white full page drawings and a color cover by Moebius. We don't read French, but this looks like an overview of his work, and possibly a 1984 interview. Cover is printed on handsome laid paper with delicate coloring, on a design probably done especially for this book. There's not a single copy online that we can find; this was  done in a very small printing. Entirely in French. Vertige Graphic, 1992. Very Fine. Tiny bump on the bottom of spine and tiny curl to top corner of the cover....More.

Item Code: RB388
Soft Cover, 5x7, 62pg, b&w
$150.00

 


MOEBIUS VIAMOR
Signed & Limited 100! By Moebius. Limited edition. 16mo, full black leather, blindstamped titling to front. 320 copies produced; this is #33 of 100 intended for the US, with another series numbered 1-200 for Europe and the final 20 copies were not for sale. Introduction by Nathalie Coucke. Double-page title spread followed by 64 full page serigraphs printed on the right hand page only, all printed in purple reminsiscent of mimeograph ink. A listing of the drawings appears at the end, numbered in almost invisible white ink on the cream pages. A fine copy of a scarce item, enclosed in patterned paper slipcase. Atelier Vertical, 1988. Fine. Small scuff on spine that has discolored the leather. Slight curling of the beginning pages....More.

Item Code: RB387
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 4x5, 64pg, b&w
$1,000.00

Click here to see other books by Moebius, including Chaos and Metallic Memories, both out of print.
 


FRANKENSTEIN
Introduction by Stephen King. By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Illustrated by Berni Wrightson. This edition reprints the full novel by Mary Shelley (1831 edition), with illustrations by Wrightson. It includes an introduction by Stephen King. The illustrations themselves are not based upon the Boris Karloff or Lee films, but the actual book's descriptions of characters and objects. Wrightson also used a period style, saying "I wanted the book to look like an antique; to have the feeling of woodcuts or steel engravings, something of that era" and basing the feel on artists like Franklin Booth, J.C. Coll and Edwin Austin Abbey.  Fine. There are small tears in the jacket, and the pages have some light thumbing....More.

Item Code: RB396
Hard Cover, 8x11, 192pg, b&w
$350.00

 


BERNI WRIGHTSON APPARITIONS PORTFOLIO
By Berni Wrightson. A Portfolio of 4 color plates measuring 11x14 inches, issued in a cream colored folder with b&w illustrated cover. Sal Quartuccio, 1978. Very Fine. Cover of the folder has some slight age discoloration and a few small scuffs....More.

Item Code: RB386
na, 11x14, 4pg, Full Color
$50.00

 


CYCLE OF THE WEREWOLF PORTFOLIO
Signed & Limited 350! By Berni Wrightson. A Portfolio of 24 plates, 12 color (8 1/2 x 11 inches) and 12 black & white (9 1/2 x 14 inches), issued in a cream colored folder with b & w illustrated cover. Limited to 350 copies, this one is #300 of 350 and is signed by both Stephen King and Berni Wrightson. Stephen has written a short essay printed on the inside cover about working with Berni. Land of Enchantment, 1983. Fine. Slight smudges on cover, and a crease in the spine from handling. The inside covers and plates are in great shape....More.

Item Code: RB384
na, 11x14, 24pg, Partial Color
$800.00

 


SPECTRUM Volume 2
First Edition! The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Edited by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner. Spectrum 2 features works by Hugo Award-winner Michael Whelan; Caldecott winners Diane and Leo Dillon; James Gurney, creator of Dinotopia; and more than 200 other pieces created by artists from Germany, England, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Canada, France, and America. Drawn from books, comics, magazines, art galleries, advertisements, and artist's portfolios, these visionary portraits of the future offer fans an intriguing look at the evolution of fantastic art over the past decade. Underwood, 1995. Very Fine. Book has a tiny bit of corner wear, still in shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB378
Soft Cover, 8x11, 140pg, Full Color
$75.00

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WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK 50 Years of Happy Frustration
Limited 5000! By Flora O'Brien. Published in 1984 by Three Duck Editions of England and distributed in the U.S. by Scribner. This copy is numbered 1965 of 5000. Included are copies of congratulatory letters from Clarence; Ducky; Nash, Jack Hannah, and Carl Barks. There is also a nice color print, The Duck Family Tree (suitable for framing, of course). The book is marvelously illustrated throughout, with the drawings adding much to the text that details the history of one of the world's favorite ducks. 96 pages. Limited edition with silk backed buckram, full color pictorial onlay, gilt lettering, and all edges heavily gilded. In buckram slip case, with gilt lettering. Three Duck Editions, 1984. Very Fine. There is a small indentation on the front of the slipcase....More.

Item Code: RB373
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 96pg, Partial Color
$200.00

 


JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG
By Susan E. Meyer. James Montgomery Flagg was the most popular illustrator in America at a time when magazines combined the best in writing with the best in illustration. His satirical illustrations form a portrait of America between 1900 and 1940. Flagg's best-known work was the WWI "Uncle Sam Wants You" recruiting poster. It is the most famous American poster in history. Flagg's prowess as an artist was staggering; he worked in any medium with equal ease - pen and ink, watercolor, oils, charcoal, and pencil, and was even an expert sculptor. Watson-Guptill, 1974. Very Fine. Slight discoloration on the top edge....More.

Item Code: RB369
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Partial Color
$45.00

 


ALEX TOTH SIGNED DELUXE
Signed & Limited 500! By Alex Toth. Edited by Manuel Auad. Alex Toth is one of the major practitioners of the comic medium. His mastery of realism within a stunning illustrative style is his great contribution to the standards of this art/writing form. - Will Eisner. This book includes a tipped in plate signed by Manuel Auad and Alex Toth. #217 of 500. Kitchen Sink Press, 1995. Very Fine. Both covers have a tiny bit of scuffing and wear....More.

Item Code: RB398
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 144pg, b&w
$200.00

We also have a unsigned softcover copy available for $75.00 [RB348].
 


ABSOLUTE DARK KNIGHT
By Frank Miller. DC Comics Absolute Editions set the standard for the highest quality, most in-depth presentation of classic graphic novels. Each oversized volume is presented in a slipcase and includes unique additional material making each Absolute Edition a cornerstone of any serious comic collection. On its publication in 1986, Frank Miller's THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS changed the landscape of the graphic novel irrevocably. With its dark vision of Batman's future and its stunning artwork, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS set the world on fire. 15 years later, Miller's sequel, THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN, further redefined the boundaries of the superhero genre. DC, 2006. Very Fine. There are tiny bumps to a couple corners of the slipcase. Still in the original shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB346
Hard Cover, 8x13, 512pg, Full Color
$300.00

 


MIKE PLOOG Original Art from Tom Sawyer
By Mike Ploog. Size of image areal is 11x17. This is a page from the full color Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Classics Illustrated, 1990. The color is rich and vibrant, the three characters even extend beyond the panels right down to the very edge of the bottomof the piece. Painted on heavy board and covered with a tissue guard. Signed "Ploog" at the bottom.  ...More.

Item Code: RB325
na, 11x17, 1pg, Full Color
$650.00

 


A LOVECRAFT RETROSPECTIVE
Preface by Stuart Gordon. Introduction by Harlan Ellison. This huge, four hundred page long tome features the work of over forty artists, including J.K. Potter, H.R. Giger, Raymond Bayless, Ian Miller, Virgil Finlay, Lee Brown Coye, Rowena Morrill, Bob Eggleton, Allen Koszowski, Mike Mignola, Michael Whelan, John Coulthart, Harry O. Morris, John Jude Palencar, and dozens of others, as well as twenty thousand words of original essays on H.P. Lovecraft and the works he created. Centipede Press, 2008. Very Fine. The jacket has a small wrinkle on the bottom, probably from the slipcase. The slipcase has a few scuffs....More.

Item Code: RB319
Hard Cover, 12x15, 400pg, b&w
$500.00

 


ROGER DEAN VIEWS
By Roger Dean and Martyn Dean. Views showcases the first seven years of Roger Dean's work after his graduation from the Royal College of Art in 1968. It includes paintings and graphics; branding such as the Yes typography and the first Virgin Records logo; groundbreaking stage sets; and album art including iconic early Yes covers such as the award-winning Tales From Topographic Oceans. This is the original edition. Dragon's Dream, 1975. Good. Cover is scuffed and creased in a few places. Cover is also coming away from the spine. Pages are nice sans some thumbing....More.

Item Code: RB303
Soft Cover, 12x12, 155pg, Full Color
$55.00

 

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PINOCCHIO
By Pierre Lambert. Pinocchio is truly one of the most beautiful works of animation art ever produced. Through Lambert's research, and beautiful, careful reproductions, this elegant volume celebrates the genius of the legendary artist who, more than half a century ago, worked with Walt Disney to create one of the world's most beloved animated films. Pinocchio, the deluxe, fine-art celebration of the animated masterpiece, is a unique and precious collection that those who value fine art and animation will treasure immensely. This would be in fine condition, but the covers warped (concave, about 1/2" out of flat at the center) instead of absolutely flat. As if a weight was placed on the center and then it was stored like that, slowly warping it. Hyperion, 1997 First Edition...More.

Item Code: RB13
Hard Cover, 13x13, 224 pg., Partial Color
$150.00 $125.00

 


SQUA TRONT 7
By Harvey Kurtzman, Larry Stark, Bill Elder, Bernard Krigstein. A great issue of the classic EC fanzine. Articles include: "Krenkel & Creepy" with 8 color and 22 black & white illustrations, Jack Davis in animation, Bernard Krigstein, "Lucky Fights It Through", and Harvey Kurtzman's 16-page 1949 educational comic about a cowboy who contracts syphilis. In full-color! John Benson, 1977. Very Fine. There is slight wear and rubbing on the front cover plus a small ding and dirt speck. Back cover and inside pages are pristine....More.

Item Code: RB134
Soft Cover, 8x11, 50 pg., Partial Color
$35.00 $30.00

 


AS I SEE Artzybasheff
By Boris Artzybasheff A striking collection of extraordinary images from one of the twentieth century's most acclaimed and unique American artists.This fantastical collection teems with ironic imagery which documents our culture's vanity, aggression, dreams, and neuroses with biting wit and wisdom. Boris Artzybasheff's striking graphic style, which includes everything from grotesque experiments in anthropomorphism, to the depiction of vivid and extreme ranges of human psychology and emotion, is displayed to full effect in this seminal collection of his work. Dodd, Mead and Company, 1954. Very Good. The book itself is very fine, dust jacket, fair. The jacket is torn and has been taped with black tape. Cover has tiny bumps to the corners, and some edge wear....More.

Item Code: RB123
Hard Cover, 8.5x11.5, 93 pg., b&w
$125.00 $100.00

 


THE COMPLETE WRAITH!
By Michael T. Gilbert. The Wraith, Gilbert's homage to Will Eisner's The Spirit, was published in a handful of stories in the 1970s, and here find their first collection. Michael T. Gilbert, 1998. Very Good. Bump in the top right corner, slightly effects the inside pages....More.

Item Code: RB120
Hard Cover, 7x10, 95pg, b&w
$125.00 $95.00

 


EC ARCHIVES MAD Complete Set
By Wally Wood, Jack Davis, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder. SET-01 - 1st printing - Includes Vol. 1-4. Collects Mad (1952-1955) #1-23. By John Benson, Bill Mason, and Bob Stewart. Stories by Wally Wood, Jack Davis, Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder. This set of beautiful hardcovers collects the entire comic book run of Mad. From issue #24 and on Mad went to the magazine format that everyone knows today. Includes all covers and all the humor Mad has come to be known for. Russ Cochran, 1986-87. Fine. There is some wear and rubbing on the slipcase, and the top has remnants of a removed sticker. The spine of the books have some slight bumps. The books are difficult to remove from the slipcase, which is common amongst these sets....More.

Item Code: RB115
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 820pg, Full Color
$325.00 $275.00

 


MARILYN
Signed limited edition in clamshell box. Edited by Norman Mailer. Photography by Bert Stern. "A novel biography" pieced together as only Mailer could do from several previous books, complemented throughout with stunning photographs of the screen goddess taken throughout her career. 271 pages, lavishly illustrated in both color & black-and-white. This signed limited edition is bound in padded white cloth with gilded marbled endpapers, blind-stamped with Marilyn in art deco caps, enclosed in black leatherette clamshell box with small black and white photo inset at bottom front corner. Signed by both Mailer and the "producer", Lawrence Schiller. Grosset & Dunlap, 1972. Very Good. A few tiny dirt specs to front cover of the book, light scuffing to the corners and bottom edge of the clamshell case, else fine....More.

Item Code: RB114
Hard Cover, 10 x11, 271 pg, Partial Color
$400.00 $300.00

 


SWORDSMEN AND SAURIANS
Highly Recommended. By Roy G Krenkel. Fantasy master Roy G. Krenkel died in 1983, and six years later Eclipse Books released Swordsmen and Saurians, a wonderful coffee table book devoted to the two subjects Roy loved most to draw. Some nudity. Introduction by William Stout. Oversized square format. Eclipse Books, 1989. Good to Very Good. Solid bump to the lower right corner, and another not quite so bad to the upper left corner. Also general rubbing along the edges of both front and back covers, some scuffing to the center of the back cover. Also a light crease a...More.

Item Code: RB52
Soft Cover, 11x13, 152pg, b&w
$95.00 $75.00

 


STAR HAWKS Signed
The Complete Series. Signed & limited by Ron Goulart, #929 of 1000. By Gil Kane and Ron Goulart Limited edition of 1000. Oblong 4to, full black cloth, signed by Ron Goulart on the limitation page, with a special b&w illustration by Gil Kane. Includes two pages from original art, full size or close to it, and a page of original rough layout drawings. Includes the first 2-1/2 months of Sunday in full color, one to a page. 15-page Introduction by Daniel Herman, discussing how the strip came to be created, and also discussing Gil Kane's other work, from Green Lantern to rare fan magazine covers, with many reproductions in full color. Hermes, 2003. Very Fine in fine plus jacket, just hint of wear on a couple edges, protected in a mylar cover....More.

Item Code: RB45
Hard Cover, 12.5x9.5, 320pg, Partial Color
$150.00 $125.00

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PRINCE VALIANT In The Days of King Arthur Hardcover
By Hal Foster with Max Trell. Here for the first time Prince Valiant’s legion of admirers have the complete adventure-packed story of his boyhood. In the magic of Harold Foster’s unequaled pen drawings and the exciting text adapted from his own original prose, find the gay, grim, and roistering days of knighthood as real as events of now. Hastings House, 1951. Fine. There is a bump on the bottom edge and also the edge of the endpapers, slightly creasing the first 45. Pages and binding are in good shape. Inside of the jacket has been taped to repair rips, and the cover has a large tear....More.

Item Code: RB284
Hard Cover, 7x10, 128pg, b&w
$60.00

We have four other Prince Valiant titles from the same series available.
 


FRANK FRAZETTA ICON
Comes with a second bonus dust jacket! Highly Recommended. Edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner. Frank Frazetta's paintings and illustrations have set the standard for fantasy artists for the past 50 years. His art continues to exert a tremendous influence over collectors of classic comic and sci-fi art, who pay record-setting auction prices for his original works. This lushly produced, large-format retrospective follows Frazetta's career from his apprenticeships at various publishers in the 1940s, to his 1950s breakthrough with the "Buck Rogers" and "Lil' Abner" series, to his powerfully erotic compositions for the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs and the famous "Conan" illustrations for Robert E. Howard. Underwood Books, 1998. Fine. There is a bump and small split to the top edge of the book itself, and a couple very small bumps/scuffs to the bottom edge. Dust jackets are as-new, from our inventory of unused extra jackets....More.

Item Code: RB277
Hard Cover, 9x12, 164pg, Full Color
$120.00

Also available are deluxe versions of Legacy and Testament.
 


PS MAGAZINE Lot of 4
PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly is series of United States Army technical bulletins published since June 1951 as a monthly magazine with comic book-style art to illustrate proper preventive maintenance methods. This is for a lot of 4 original magazines with issue numbers 142, 149, 151 and 164. American Visuals, 1964-66. Good. There is some wear and rubbing on the covers, but the inside pages are in very good shape....More.

Item Code: RB89
Soft Cover, 5x7, 254pg, Partial Color
$65.00

 

THE SIXTH BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Signed and Limited 1300!
 Art by Virgil Finlay. Edited by Gerry de la Ree. Some ten years after his death, artist Virgil Finlay's expressed desire to see his astrological covers collected in book form was accomplished. Just one month before her death in October 1979, Beverly Finlay completed arrangements with CBS Publications for rights to print a book containing her husband's drawings, originally published in Astrology You Daily Horoscope and Everywoman's Daily Horoscope. Very Fine. Book has a small bump on the bottom right corner. Gerry de la Ree, 1980. ...More.

Item Code: RB266
Hard Cover, 9x11, 128pg, b&w
$75.00

Click here for more by Finlay including out of print items and Underwood File Copies.
 


MAN FROM UTOPIA
By Rick Griffin. A book featuring the psychedelic art of Rick Griffin, best known for his rock poster and surfer art. Rick Griffin. Fine. The book is slightly curled at the top, and in the bottom corner. Slight wear on the spine and top corner. Inside pages are excellent and clean....More.

Item Code: RB124
Magazine, 9x12, 21pg, b&w
$100.00

 


THE COMPLETE ELFQUEST Book One: Fire and Flight
In Book One of the Complete Elfquest, the forest-dwelling elves called the Wolfriders are burnt out of their ancestral home by vengeful humans. Betrayed by cowardly trolls, the elfin band, led by Cutter, Blood of Ten Chiefs, must cross the Burning Waste to find a haven they've never seen before. Can the Wolfriders survive? And even if they do, what surprises wait for them at Sorrow's End? Father Tree Press, 1988. As New. There are no noticeable flaws to this book....More.

Item Code: RB232
Soft Cover, 8x11, 188pg, Full Color
$75.00

 


HERITAGE FLASH GORDON
By Doug Murray. Volume 1A - 1st printing. Edited by Doug Murray and Richard Garrison. Art by Bernie Wrightson, Carlos Garzon, and Al Williamson. Cover by Alex Raymond. Part art book, part graphic novel, this authorized fanzine celebrates the greatest sci-fi hero of all time -- Flash Gordon! Featuring amazing art of beautiful women and exotic, alien locales. Includes original King Features comic strips and more! This is a marvelous piece of comics history. Doug Murray & Richard Garrison, 1972. Very Good. There is wear on the edges and cover. Top of spine is bumped, and corners are slightly curled....More.

Item Code: RB136
Soft Cover, 9x11, 31pg, b&w
$60.00

 


SATAN'S TEARS The Art of Alex Nino
#53 of 1000. Condition: Very fine in a near fine jacket (see full description). A massive art book devoted to this unique Filipino comic artist. Only produced in this deluxe Signed & Numbered edition. This is it, one of the most fabled books ever produced on a comics artist. Limited to just 1000, this quickly went out of print back in 1977 and since then it has been one of the holy grails amongst comic fans who want something very special about their artist. And this is it, collecting a plethora of wonderful artwork by this amazing illustrator, the leading name amongst all the Filipino artists who came into the comics world in the 1970s. Land of Enchantment, 1977. Note: This is an out of print, used and/or rare book. It is not as-new, in "mint" condition...More.

Item Code: RB40
Hard Cover, 10x13, 302pg, Partial Color
$650.00

 

Underwood Books Publisher File Copies

 


FRANK FRAZETTA LEGACY Deluxe Signed
Signed & limited, 2500! Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. Includes German linen slipcase. Frank's health at the time of publication prevented him from signing these books, but as with Icon, each book is hand-stamped with the Frazetta seal of certification and Frank's signature. Only in this deluxe edition will you also get an additional 16 pages not in the trade edition, including two previously unpublished oils and one watercolor and 13 very rare or unpublished major b&w illustrations. These are VERY early numbers, beginning with #2. We will fill orders numerically beginning with the earliest. Underwood Books, 1999. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: FFLD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 176pg, Partial Color
$300.00

 


AND THEIR MEMORY WAS A BITTER TREE Deluxe
Signed by Brom, clothbound in slipcase, limited, 500! Recommended. By Robert E. Howard. Art by Brom and Frank Frazetta. Queen of the Black Coast and others. This beautifully designed collection contains nine essential Conan stories along with a full-length Conan novel. Also included is The Hyborean Age, Howard's fascinating history of the raw, blood-drenched world Conan inhabited. Full color map by George Barr, color front is by Brom, and  Frank Frazetta's seminal Conan paintings, appearing for the first time with the stories for which they were created. Underwood Books, 2008. ..More.

Item Code: ANDD
Hard Cover, 7x10, 424pg, Text/Full Color
$140.00

We have many other rare books by Robert E. Howard, including the Conan of Cimmeria series, The Ultimate Triumph, and Bran Mak Morn.
 


TELLING STORIES The Classic Comic Art of Frank Frazetta Super Deluxe Lettered
Limited to 26 lettered copies, with print! Highly Recommended. Fantasy art's most popular painter was also one of the most popular comic book illustrators during the industry's golden age. Telling Stories: The Classic Comic Art of Frank Frazetta celebrates the rare and largely forgotten stories created five decades ago by this iconic artist. These jungle adventures, true-life tales of heroism, and dreamy love stories not only exhibit the skill of a master craftsman but also provide tantalizing glimpses of where the young artist's career would ultimately take him. Underwood Books, 2008. There is some offsetting of the black ink on the edges of both sets of endpapers and in the rear, on the blank back of the free endpaper. We wanted to point out that these may not be "perfect" copies....More.

Item Code: TELSSDL
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 192pg, Partial Color
$650.00

 


ILENE MEYER Paintings Drawings Perceptions Deluxe
Signed & Limited 500! Highly Recommended. By Ilene Meyer. Edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner. From the editors and publisher of Spectrum, a stunning art book on a unique and superlative creator whose imagination knows, quite literally, no bounds. Rich and expressively rendered, Ilene Meyer's oil paintings wrap viewers in the mists and myths of creation, exploring fantastical creatures and imaginary landscapes with piercing clarity and passion. As surreal as Picasso or Dali, this glossy gallery introduces sci-fi and New Age visualists to the first full-scale retrospective collection of Meyer's work. Underwood Books, 2004. As New....More.

Item Code: ILENED
Hard Cover, 9x12, 129pg, Full Color
$75.00

 


THE ART OF JEFFREY JONES Signed Deluxe
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. Mature Readers...More.

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

 


AGE OF INNOCENCE
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. ..More.

Item Code: AGEIN
Soft Cover, 8x11, 40pg, Full Color
$75.00

 


JEFF JONES AGE OF INNOCENCE HAND COLORED Print set
Signed by Jeff Jones and Roger Dean, from 52! Highly Recommended. By Jeffrey Jones. 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. ..More.

Item Code: JJAGEP
9x12, Partial Color
$200.00

 


VIRGIL FINLAY STRANGE SCIENCE Hardcover
Highly Recommended. Virgil Finlay's Strange Science is a magnificent collection of Finlay's best science fiction and horror illustrations -- inspired monsters and alien creatures, displaying the jewel-like rendering of Finlay's painstaking stipple technique. This lavish collection, carefully reproduced and printed on quality art paper, creates a lasting tribute to a unique 20th century artist. Includes a foreword by Robert Bloch and an introduction by Harlan Ellison. Underwood-Miller, 1992. These copies have slightly scuffed covers....More.

Item Code: VFSTRH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 150pg, b&w
$85.00

 


HANNES BOK TREASURY Hardcover
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. ..More.

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

 


HANNES BOK TREASURY
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. ..More.

Item Code: HANBT
Soft Cover, 8x11, 87pg, Partial Color
$50.00

 


DREAMQUESTS The Art of Don Maitz
By Don Maitz. Introduction by Raymond E. Feist. This book is a lavishly produced collection of some of Maitz' most popular works, as well as some never before published paintings. Over 90 pages of full color paintings. Maitz likes to mix modern imagery with medieval icons and his pictures frequently display a keen sense of wit. He has designed more than 250 book covers for today's leading authors of cutting ege science fiction, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradury, Piers Anthony, Stephen King, Raymond E. Feist, C. J. Cherryh, Janny Wurts and Gene Wolfe. Underwood-Miller, 1994. ..More.

Item Code: ARTDMH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 98pg, Full Color
$50.00

 

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