Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wally Wood #2 and Cannon, two signed books by Brian Kesinger, Cosplay Covers, Weird Love 6, Casey Ruggles, House of Secrets Bronze Age, The Flash Silver Age Omnibus 3, and 2018 calendars half price!

The second Life and Legend of Wallace Wood is finally here, and a new printing of his Cannon. Two lovely signed books by Brian Kesinger take on dragons and mermaids with wonderful humor. Victor Moscoso Psychedelic Drawings, Cosplay Covers, Weird Love 6, Warren Tuft's Casey Ruggles, House of Secrets Bronze Age, The Flash Silver Age Omnibus 3 and more. All remaining 2018 calendars now half price!

Wallace Wood  |  The Symbolist Movement of the 1890s  |  Brian Kesinger
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Wallace Wood

Our Highest Recommendation. By Bhob Stewart, J. Michael Catron, Roger Hill, Larry Hama, Bill Pearson et al. Bursting with a cornucopia of gorgeous artwork and photos, this volume features vivid remembrances by Wood's friends, colleagues, assistants, and loved ones. Even as they explore his playful spirit and psychological twists. they frankly discuss his struggles with censorship and alcoholism and his worst enemy--his own fatalism. Carefully compiled over more than three decades by Wood assistant Bhob Stewart, this completes a remarkably revealing and intimate portrait of a legendary comics creator. Fantagraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: LIFL02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x12, 272pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $34.99

Third printing Highly Recommended. By Wallace Wood. Meet John Cannon, the perfect agent and Wood's violent, sexy take-off of James Bond. Brainwashed by the voluptuous Madame Toy to be "the perfect assassin" for the Red forces, Cannon is rescued and brainwashed (again) by the CIA. Cannon experiences action like no other agent! Undercover and under the covers, Cannon endures nude torture by beautiful women, explosive gunplay, naked catfights, bone-crunching plastic surgery, Hitler, nihilistic lovemaking, Weasel the spy, death from above, and more naked women! Take that, 007! Fantagraphics, 2018. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: CANNO
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 288pg, b&w
$35.00 $29.95

Our Highest Recommendation. By Bhob Stewart, Bill Gaines, Roger Hill, Al Williamson, John Severin, Grant Geissman. Introduction by Howard Chaykin. Just when we thought we knew all there is to know about Woody, here comes a wonderful all-new biography. Edited over the course of thirty years by former Wood assistant Bhob StewartHis World is a biographical portrait, generously illustrated with Wood's gorgeous art (some unpublished) as well as little-seen personal photos and childhood ephemera. Also: remembrances by Wood's friends, colleagues, assistants, and loved ones. Fantagraphics, 2016...More.

Item Code: HISW
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x12, 256pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $34.99

Original art edition. Recommended. In 1972, Wallace Wood created Shattuck, a rarely seen Western comic strip, assisted by soon-to-be great cartoonists Dave Cockrum (X-Men) and Howard Chaykin (Star WarsPunisher). Full of gun-toting femmes fatale, often unclothed, fast-drawing lawmen, and snarling outlaws, this spurs 'n' saddles romp will remind you of Cannon, Wood's no-holds-barred sex and violence romp of a few years later. Fantagraphics, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: WWPSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x8, 72, b&w
$24.99 $21.99

See the website for all currently available material with Wally Wood, including The Wizard King from 1978, just listed in Rare & Out of Print.

Recommended. By Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel. This is the catalogue for the first retrospective of drawings by Victor Moscoso (born 1936), preeminent graphic artist, Zap Comix creator, widely renowned for his 1960s psychedelic posters and comics. Moscoso began designing posters for rock shows in San Francisco in 1966, and quickly developed a signature style in which opposite hues of the same intensity sit next to each other to create a visual "vibration" effect. Andrew Edlin Gallery, 2015...More.

Item Code: VICMOS
Soft Cover, 9x10, 96pg, Partial Color

ZAP 16
By R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Gilbert Shelton et al. This blowout issue not only includes work by all eight Zap artists but also three double-page jams by the group. Plus: Zap's first-and-only color section, featuring comics by R. Crumb and Gilbert Shelton (his final Zap Wonder Wart-hog episode, no less). Paul Mavrides provides an alternately embellished version of Gilbert Shelton's and his Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers episode, "Phineas Becomes a Suicide Bomber." Front cover by R. Crumb. Back cover by Moscoso. Black & white with 16 pages of color. Fantagraphics, 2016. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: ZAP16
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96pg, Partial Color
$14.99 $12.99

THE HIPPIES A 1960s History
By John Anthony Moretta. Among the most significant subcultures in modern U.S. history, the hippies had a far-reaching impact. Their influence essentially defined the 1960s--hippie anti-fashion, divergent and psychedelic music and artwork, dropout politics and "make love not war" philosophy extended to virtually every corner of the world and remain influential. Here is a serious look at the entire movement, from fifties folk beginnings to the end of the era in the late 70s. Well illustrated with the musicians, the promoters, the leaders, the events. McFarland, 2017...More.

Item Code: HIPPI
Soft Cover, 7x10, 420pg, Text/b&w

Lots more on the Sixties is on our website, like the Psychedelic Rock Art of Carl Lundgren, regular and signed editions, and The Someday Funnies, on sale.

Collects #21-64, 1942-50. Limited printing with slipcase. Highly Recommended. By Nick Cardy, Graham Ingels, George Evans et al. An unusually 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! Hunt Bowman and the beautiful Lyssa live on a future Earth that had been conquered by the Voltamen, fierce reptilian creatures with green skin... PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: LOSTWD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 448pg, Full Color

The regular edition sans slipcase is in stock at $69.95 [LOSTWH]. Planet Comics are still on sale in both regular and slipcased editions, see what's available on our website.

Flip Book of Vampi/Red Sonja Photos. With Vera Bambi, Cervena Fox, Joanie Brosas, Ireland Reid, Deanna Davis, Ashley Du. Beginning with Vampirella #1 and Red Sonja #1, Dynamite scoured the internet for the best cosplayers in all of fandom! Now, a select group is presented here in their very own comic featuring those covers! Included are: Vera Bambi, Cervena Fox, Joanie Brosas, Ireland Reid, Deanna Davis, and more! Bonus: Sheena cosplay by Ashley Du! Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: DYN17C
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color


The Symbolist Movement of the 1890s

MYSTICAL SYMBOLISM The Salon De La Rose+Croix In Paris 1892-1897
By Vivien Greene, Jean-David Jumeau-Lafond et al. Bound in red velvet with gold-stamped lettering to conjure the evocative atmosphere of the French Salons, this catalog features essays about the history, themes and often spiritual aims of the Rose+Croix, a hot bed of creativity in the 1890s. It gathered an international group of Symbolist artists around a shared refutation of Realist aesthetics and philosophy, frequently in favor of the ideal and the mystical. The richly illustrated volume also contains 46 color plates, entries on each exhibited artist and a bibliography of contemporary sources on Symbolist art. Guggenheim, 2018...More.

Item Code: MYSSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 112pg, Full Color

THE ART OF DECADENCE European Fantasy Art of The Fin-De-Siècle
Highly Recommended. By Hiroshi Unno. Across time and space, the motifs and images of Decadence are repeatedly depicted in literature, fine arts, music and other art forms. This book presents numerous historically important art works spanning the 19th century Pre-Raphaelites to Surrealism, including notable European illustrators such as Mossa, Lefler and Urban, de Feure, Grasset, Klinger, Von Stuck, Segatinni, Odilon RedonHarry Clarke, Mucha, Icart, Alastair, Fini, Ernst, Wegener, Von Bayros, Alma Tadema, Gustav Klimt, and many more, many with several pieces and a chapter on their work. PIE, 2017. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: ARTDEC
Soft Cover, 7x10, 400pg, Partial Color

HARRY CLARKE The Life & Work
Highly Recommended. By Nicola Gordon Bowe. The definitive biography of Clarke and a critical survey of his oeuvre--out of print for more than 15 years, now with new images and additional material. Stained glass, symbolism, decadence, Celtic mysticism, Art Nouveau, and the Ballets Russes--all these elements claim a place in the the art of Harry Clarke (1887-1931), the Dublin artist now recognized internationally as a bizarre genius of his age. History Press, 2015...More.

Item Code: HCLIF
Soft Cover, 8x10, 384pg, Partial Color

Carlos Schwabe is another beautiful book from the Symbolist Movement.


Brian Kesinger

Moving lenticular cover. Highly Recommended. By Brian Kesinger. Walking Your Octopus creator Brian Kesinger's lovely, hand-drawn mermaid illustrations wash away misconceptions about undersea sirens while providing fresh insights into aquatic lore and humor. Contrary to popular beliefs, all mermaids do not look alike... genetics, geography, and socio-environmental circumstances contribute to a diverse mer-population that has never before been observed or presented with such in-the-field attention to detail. Baby Tattoo, 2017...More.

Item Code: BKINKHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x8, 80pg, Two Color

Moving lenticular cover. Highly Recommended. By Brian Kesinger. Brian Kesinger's charming collection of pen-and-ink dragon portraits obliterates winged-serpent stereotypes with its fun and fantastic portrayal of these magnificent creatures at their informal best. There are no cookie-cutter fantasy clichés to be found here... just candid studies of dozens of the world's most wonderful dragons with their individual personalities on display. An authentic and insightful glimpse into the little-known realities of being a dragon. Characters like Fynlar the Daring, Gorüng the Skittish, and So'kee the Vegetarian will delight readers of all ages. Baby Tattoo, 2017...More.

Item Code: BKPENHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x8, 80pg, Two Color

Signed! Highly Recommended. Brian is well known now for his "Octopus" books starring the delightful young Victorian-era lady and her pet cephalopod. And you will find new drawings of her here, including a short multi-page tale, "The Intrepid Molly McGuiness." But there's much more, including never-before-collected convention poster art for DragonCon 2013 and two Tucson, Arizona Steampunk shows, pirate girls, lady space adventurers, Star Wars characters and bizarre creatures. A lovely, thick art book from this wonderful animation artist whose credits include Disney Studios. Brian Kesinger, 2016...More.

Item Code: BKS01S
Soft Cover, 8x11, 104pg, Full Color

Signed! With ornate metal corner clasps! By Brian Kesinger. Brian Kesinger's first book, Walking Your Octopus, won a Chesley award from the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists. Brian is also an Annie Award-winning story artist who has worked on over ten Disney animated feature films from Tarzan to Moana. His first two "Octopus" books have our highest recommendation. Now we have an entirely new book which is virtually a paper doll book, with cut-out-able costumes & outfits for both our heroine and her pet octopus. Or just a visual feast of steam-punkish costumes! Baby Tattoo, 2017...More.

Item Code: DREOH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color

See the regular edition of Dressing, Coloring Your Octopus, Traveling With, and Walking Your Octopus...all on our website. They are among our favorite all-ages books. 


Comic Book Archives

Collects #81-111, 1969-73. Highly Recommended. By Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson, Neal Adams, Gray Morrow, Murphy Anderson, Nick Cardy, Jim Aparo et al. Here's a real treat. Featuring the first appearance of Swamp Thing, this new mystery collection includes some of the earliest work by a new generation of talent that hit the comics world at this time: such writers and artists as Len Wein, Alex Toth, Bernie Wrightson, Jim Aparo and the amazing Neal Adams, laying the groundwork for classic DC Universe horror stories for years to come. Fine work by these young turks, getting their start in comics with witches and warlocks, ghouls and pure haunted-house mystery. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: HOSBH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 864pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

There are four more Bronze Age Omnibus collections: Batman in Brave and the Bold, Batgirl, Justice League, and Swamp Thing. And Batman in Brave and the Bold is also now available in an inexpensive softcover compilation [BATBB01. $34.99, your price $29.99].

Collects issues #50-54, 1959-60. By Bud Sagendorf. These are classic, brilliant, and hilarious comics with kid and adult appeal of the beloved character, the spinach-fueled Popeye and his cast of “frien's” and “emenies”: Olive Oyl, Swee'pea, Wimpy, The Sea Hag, and Bluto. Plus the wild back-up strip, O.G. Wottasnozzle, a kind of demented madcap inventory in the Gyro Gearloose tradition but with even wilder results. Olive is captured by the Sea Hag, a giant comes to town, a ghost comes by, and more. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: CLP11H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

See our website for available back volumes.

Recommended. Art by Jim Mooney, Pete Morisi, Vince Colletta, Odgen Whitney, the Iger Shop et al. Introduction by Rebecca Sevrin. Off-beat stories abound in this celebration of the lurid, the silly, the bizarre and sometimes sleazy history of romance comic books. Edited and packaged by Eisner Award-winner Craig Yoe. Punk rock star and graphic novelist Rebecca Sevrin introduces these bizarro comic book stories from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s! Your jaw will drop with... 
• COMMIES in "Iron Curtain Romance!" • KOOKY TEENAGERS hot for teacher in "Too Young for Love!" • SWINGERS in the appropriately titled "Swingers!" • AND the cover story "So This Is Love!" IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: WEIL06H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 160pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

See our website for more Weird Love collections. Here's the most popular in the series: 

Chilling Archives of Horror Comics #20 Recommended. Art by Nick Cardy, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino et al. These are really bargain priced, when you think about it. 144 full color pages in hardcover, discounted to just over 20 bucks! Far less expensive than typical Archives editions! Haunted Love is the unholy spawn of Haunted Horror and Weird Love! An essential collection for any comic horror fan. This is horror with a heart--a beating, bloody one at that--with clear homages to the narrative construction of American horror literature, particularly H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe, in the tales of sinister romance. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: HAUL01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 144pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99


Coming in March

CASEY RUGGLES A Saga of the West Volume 1
Highly Recommended. By Warren Tufts. Warren Tufts is one those rare artist‘s artists, hugely admired by top talent like Alex Toth. Tufts' assistants were another talented list: Al Plastino (Superman artist), Edmond Good, Toth himself, 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. Casey Ruggles appeared in American newspapers from May 2, 1949 to October 30, 1955. Classic Comics Press, 2018. Due Mar. ...More.

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

Dailies, 1955-57. Highly Recommended. By Rod Reed. Art by José  Luis Salinas. The third volume of the complete reprinting of The Cisco Kid, arguably the best drawn western strip ever done. The fine line work by Salinas is just amazing, challenging the quality of work by James Montgomery Flagg, Everett Raymond Kinstler, and Mac Raboy. Plus a fun and often exciting storyline of adventure in the old West, with bandits, villains, stagecoach crashes, hangings, beautiful's all here. The reproduction suffers a bit as it's done from the printed strips, but that's my sole criticism. Dailies from March 21, 1955 to June 1, 1957. Classic Comics, 2017...More.

Item Code: CIS03
Soft Cover, 8x11, 240pg, b&w

This is from the same publisher and is also an offbeat, unusual “western” with superlative art. Volumes 1 and 2 are on sale: [CIS01, 02. $24.95, your price $15.95 each. Volume 4 is slated appear in March.

Also from Classic Comics Press, we have two volumes of Stan Drake's The Heart of Juliet Jones in bargain books.

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS TARZAN Volume 5 Tarzan and the Adventurers
The Complete Burne Hogarth. Highly Recommended. Art by Burne Hogarth. The final entry in the Complete Burne Hogarth Comic Strip Library, this volume collects his rare daily comic strips in one volume for the first time as well as two exceptional adventures from the Sunday pages. Each strip has been carefully restored from the highest quality source material available, lavishly presented to emphasize the exceptional quality of one of the most influential illustrators to ever take on the Lord of the Jungle. Titan, 2017. Due Mar. ...More.

Item Code: BHT05H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 144pg, Full Color
$49.95 $44.95

All previous Hogarth collections remain available. Volumes 1-3 [BHT01H, etc) are $39.95, your price $34.95. Vol 4 [BHT04H] is $49.95, your price $44.95.


Coming in June and July

Collects #164-#199. Highly Recommended. By Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson et al. Well and truly established in Central City, the Flash patrols the streets at speeds faster than the human eye can see. He protects the citizens from the super-villains Abra Kadabra, Captain Cold, Mirror Master, the Pied Piper, Heat Wave, Trickster, Weather Wizard, Captain Boomerang, the Shade and the Breakaway Bandit. Also included in this collection: the first appearance of the Reverse-Flash, Eobard Thawne, and the first appearance of Kid Flash's unique costume. DC, 2018. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: FL03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 800pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

Omnibus 2 remains available at the same discounted price. Omnibus 1 is completely sold out.

Recommended. By Alvin Schwartz. Art by Wayne Boring. This comprehensive series remedies a gap in comics history, bringing back all the Superman Sunday strips--among the character's rarest collectibles, never before reprinted. The creative torch is passed to writer Alvin Schwartz (when Superman's creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster leave the series) and artist Wayne Boring, who became THE Superman artist until Curt Swan came along c.1960. Sixteen storylines that begin while World War II is still raging and continue into the post-war era. IDW, 2018. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: SUPD01H
Hard Cover, 11x8, 272pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

See more Superman on our site, including the Atomic Age Dailies and Sunday Pages, and the Silver Age collections.

LONE WOLF AND CUB Gallery Edition
By Kazuo Koike. Art by Goseki Kojima. Kazuo Koike's samurai epic is a tour de force of graphic fiction. Here for the first time ever are selections of the late Goseki Kojima's spectacular illustrations reproduced at original size on heavy-stock art paper to preserve the work in detail as it exists today, as close as one can come to owning these rarest of artworks. Including in its entirety the final titanic clash between Itto and his Yagu nemesis. This deluxe volume is must for collectors and for enthusiasts of the finest comic art ever created. Dark Horse, 2018. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: LOWCGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x16, 240pg, b&w


Calendar Sale - 50% off EVERY Title!

Whether we have 2 copies left or 20, everything is now half-price. Don’t miss my favorite Virgil Finlay, which has been one of our most popular calendars this year. I stocked it up especially so we would not run out of it too soon.

You can see all of our discounted calendars on the website, including great art from previous years for $2.99.


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.

ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ The Secrets Of Life And Death [ARJHS. $40.00 $14.95].

ATRIUM SECRETION 13 Years of Hidden Truths Signed [ATRHS. $44.00 $29.00].


BLACK LIGHT The World of LB Cole [BLALI. $39.99 $31.99].

GRIMM FAIRY TALES Art Book Volume 1 [GRFTH. $40.00 $30.00].

JOKER A Celebration of 75 Years [JOK75H. $39.99 $24.99].

NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB Volume 1 [NLOWC01. $13.99 $4.99].

STAN DRAKE'S THE HEART OF JULIET JONES Volume 1 [STA01. $24.95 $12.50].

STAN DRAKE'S THE HEART OF JULIET JONES Volume 2 [STA02. $24.95 $12.50].

SUPERMAN The Coming of the Supermen [SUPCMH. $24.99 $14.99].

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


Rare & Out of Print

The first issue of Creatures Featured by Wrightson includes concept sketches of Swamp Thing. The Superman 400 Portfolio is a tribute to America's favorite superhero by more than 15 comic artists.

Gates of Eden is a collection of underground comics and art with cover art by Michael Kaluta. We also added another book of beautiful ladies drawn by Norman Lindsay, Etchings.

Click here to see the newest additions to our Rare & Out of Print section.

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Mature Readers

The Crumb comics and stories too nasty to be collected in the U.S., finally in a new edition: Crumb's Bible of Filth. From Devilsfood McSpade to misogynist extremes, including the famous Zap #4 incest story that got the issue busted in Berkeley, no less. Very handsomely presented in full leather with gold page edges, and lots and lots of material. Much more Crumb can be seen on our website, including these two from our bargain books.

THE COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS Volume 3 [CCR03. $19.99 $11.99].

THE COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS Volume 16 [CCR16. $19.99 $11.99].

All of our adult calendars have been marked down 50%, including two Lingerie, Mystique X-Posed and Derrieres. See all of our remaining stock here.

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