Thursday, February 22, 2018

King Kong by Joe Devito, Inside Moebius Part 1, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, The Stardust Kid, and Eric Joyner’s new artbook. Also a new edition of Jaime Hewlett, Billy the Kid and the Best of Sagendorf’s Popeye.

A very limited King Kong by Joe Devito gets the focus this week. Plus Inside Moebius Part 1. Neil Gaiman's American Gods is adapted to a graphic novel, The Stardust Kid is an all-ages GN by Dematteis and Mike Ploog, Eric Joyner's new artbook of robots and donuts, a new edition of the sold out Jamie Hewlett. Also Billy the Kid and the Best of Sagendorf's Popeye. Coming up: Kay Nielsen Limited Edition Portfolio from Taschen.

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King Kong and Skull Island

Almost Gone! Signed & Limited, 500! Recommended. By Joe DeVito and Brad Strickland. Already out of print. Bookplate signed by both creators, with tiny illustration. A large format, illustrated novel that explores the history of "the Kongs" and the culture on Skull Island. In development for 25 years. We begin with a 95,000 word novel about the hidden history of the Tagatu civilization, the origins of the mighty Kongs, what happened on the island after the arrival of the first humans, and the resultant war. Also a 30,000 word novella about Carl Denham after Kong's death. Plus a lavishly illustrated sketchbook of 23 pages and full color Skull Island art gallery of 14 pages, with five double-page spreads. Joe DeVito, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: KIKOHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 264pg, Partial Color

This went out of print upon publication and we have only eight copies left as I write this. Still original publication price.

Signed bookplate, bonus art and pages, hardcover in jacket. Highly Recommended. By Will Murray. Art by Joe DeVito. Bonus 12-page afterword with artwork. Beast-God Versus Ape-Man. The year was 1933. Filmmaker Carl Denham had captured the stupendous monster he had dubbed "King" Kong. But that was only the beginning. Denham was determined to get the dethroned ruler of Skull Mountain Island back to America, and cash in on the greatest wild animal capture in human history. The saga of how Kong was taken in chains from his Indian Ocean kingdom to New York City has never been told. And how the Kong ends up in Tarzan's Africa! Get ready for a wild ride! Altus, 2016...More.

Item Code: KKVTH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 492pg, Text/b&w

The regular edition, in softcover without the extras, is available for $24.95 [KKVT]. Also in stock are two issues of Kong of Skull Island, which I quite enjoyed [#1 KONS01. $16.99, your price $15.49;  #2 KNOS02 $19.99, your price $17.99].

DOC SAVAGE Skull Island Deluxe Hardcover Signed
Closeout Price! Bookplate signed by Murray & Devito! Doc vs. Kong. Highly Recommended. By Will Murray. Cover by Joe Devito. Exclusive to this deluxe edition: 11-page afterword by Murray on creating the story, with photos & art, a specially-commissioned frontis of Kong atop the Empire State, and a handsome second painting on the jacket back cover. Doc stuns his men when he reveals that he has met King Kong--how he first ventured to Skull Island back in 1920! Altus, 2013...More.

Item Code: DOCSID
Hard Cover, 6x9, 408pg, Text Only
$65.00 $45.00

We have just four copies left at this price. The regular softcover edition, sans extras, is $24.95 [DOCSI].

Signed & numbered, 950! Recommended. By William Stout. The long awaited second volume of Bill's tribute to stop motion animation master Willis O'Brien, best known as the man who created and animated the creatures for Bill's favorite movie: the 1933 King Kong, as well as Mighty Joe Young, Citizen Kane, The Lost World, The Black Scorpion, and various Ray Harryhausen projects. This book is full of action packed sketches of King Kong, the Black Scorpion, and of course dinosaurs. These volumes are all signed and numbered by Bill himself. Terra Nova, 2017...More.

Item Code: WSTWO02
Soft Cover, 8x11, 70pg, b&w

Volume 1 is also still available at the same price [WSTWO]. This has been one of Bill's most popular series and has done very well for us. Note that both are signed and limited. Last, we have just FOUR copies left of the great book Dinomania at $30 off cover price. [DINOMH. $95, your price $65].


Art Books

Recommended. Art by Eric Joyner. In this follow-up to the 2008 art book Robots and Donuts, vintage toys--and many more robots--are paired with more pastries and other bizarre elements to create fascinating paintings. Showcases Eric Joyner's newest and most impressive pieces—including The Horseshoe Bend, Daybreak, Movers and Shakers, and more. Eleven themed chapters show the variety here, including In the Jungle, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Heavy Machinery, Street Life, By the Sea, On the Airwaves, etc. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: ROBEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 152pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Comic Book Artist gets the deluxe Taschen treatment! Edited by Julius Wiedemann. The first printing immediately sold out. Second printing with an entirely new cover. From the legendary Tank Girl to live-action animations with cartoon band Gorillaz, dabblings with Chinese contemporary opera to an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, artist Jamie Hewlett is one of the most energetic figures of contemporary pop culture. With influences ranging from hip hop to zombie slasher movies, in 2006, he was named “Designer of the Year” by the Design Museum in London, and in 2009, Hewlett and Albarn won a BAFTA for their Monkey animated sequence for the Beijing Olympic Games. Taschen, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: JAMHH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 392pg, Full Color
$60.00 $49.99


Archives and Graphic Novels

AMERICAN GODS Volume 1 Shadow
Collects #1-9, 2017. By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton. Cover by David Mack. One of Gaiman's best-known stories is adapted to comics by all-star creators. This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods. This novel won the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula awards, and has been adapted as a Starz television series! The first in a three-volume adaptation! Includes work by Walt Simonson, Colleen Doran, and Glenn Fabry. 36-page Bonus Section of original art, layouts, alternative covers, character guides. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: AMG01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $26.99

More Neil Gaiman is on our website. My favorite book of his remains The Graveyard Book, which won the coveted Newbery Award in its novella version. We have it as a graphic novel, illustrated by P. Craig Russell & others. Softcover (two volumes, $9.99 each), hardcover (both volumes in one, $34.95, your price $29.99), and a signed/limited edition ($175).

We also have 4 Gaiman titles in our Bargain Books section.

Recommended. By Rick Geary. William H. Bonney went from cowboy and rancher's gunslinger to a pure outlaw, dodging justice in New Mexico before it was even a state. He was charming, fun-loving, often present at social events, quite appealing to the ladies. But he had no compunction about coldly killing a man, a sheriff, a deputy—anyone who got in the way of his rustling cattle or horses for an illicit living. He also proved hard to keep in jail once he was caught. It is probably his daring escapes from jails that made him most famous, and this is the main focus of this biography. NBM, 2018...More.

Item Code: TRUEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 56pg, b&w

All-Ages Fantasy. By J.M. DeMatteis Art by Mike Ploog. Collected for the first time since 2008, in a new format and with a new introduction by DeMatteis. A child wakes up to learn his city has transformed into an urban forest, and he and his friends must figure out why they are now in a new land filled with a magic older than time. Now four children must band together in order to restore their families (let alone our planet!) if they're to solve the great mystery of . . . The Stardust Kid. This is their fan-favorite follow-up to Abadazad! Archaia, 2017...More.

Item Code: STARKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Highly Recommended. By Mike Ploog et al. A massive, oversize 9x12 retrospective that covers every aspect of Ploog's career, from his earliest days of working with Warren's Creepy and Eerie, and Marvel's magazine Crazy, to his extremely popular Werewolf by Night, Monster of Frankenstein, Ghost Rider and Man-Thing, and film character creation and storyboards, right up through his latest work on Goliath. FPG, 2015...More.

Item Code: ARTMPH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 320pg, Full Color

See our website for more by Mike Ploog, including the signed/limited of the art book above, plus Werewolf by Night 1 and 2, Monster of Frankenstein, Planet of the Apes Archive Volume 1, and Man-Thing: The Complete Collection. Also the upcoming art book, Thicker Than Blood.

On sale now is Ploog's Goliath (Deluxe Signed & Limited [GOLSD. $175, your price $85—only two copies left at this price] and regular [GOLSH. $24.99, your price $17.50].



Moebius Library. Recommended. By Jean Giraud. Moebius draws himself encountering his favorite characters—Blueberry, Arzak, and Major Grubert—and also meets a younger version of himself! Working closely with Moebius Productions in France, Dark Horse presents a wide-ranging look inside the artist's head, by the creator himself. Part 1 collects the first two chapters in this fantastic exploration. Minor adult content and nudity. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: INSM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 216pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Moebius Library. Highly Recommended. By Moebius. Working closely with Moebius Productions in France, Dark Horse is putting the work of the master storyteller back in print—with some material in English for the first time. Stel and Atan are interstellar investigators trying to find a lost space station and its crew. When they discover the mythical paradise planet Edena, their lives are changed forever. The long out-of-print Edena Cycle from Moebius gets a deluxe hardcover treatment! Moebius's World of Edena story arc is comprised of five chapters—Upon a Star, Gardens of Edena, The Goddess, Stel, and Sra—which are all collected here. Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: WOEDH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 344pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Moebius Library. Recommended. By Moebius. A companion volume to the critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling World of Edena graphic novel, this collects four Edena-related short stories and a motherlode of Moebius illustrations. A celebration of the imagery and creative enthusiasm Moebius held for his Edena universe. Includes “Seeing Naples,” “Another Planet,” “The Repairmen,” and “Dying to See Naples.” Dark Horse, 2018. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: ARTEDH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 176pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

By Alexandro Jodorowsky. Art by Moebius, Yves Chaland, Zoran Janjetov. John Difool, a low-level detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact called "The Incal." Difool's adventures will bring him into conflict with the galaxy's greatest warrior, the Metabaron, and will pit him against the awesome powers of the Technopope. These encounters and many more make up a tale of comic and cosmic proportions that has Difool fighting for not only his very survival, but also the survival of the entire universe. Nudity, adult themes. Humaniods, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: INCAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 314pg, Full Color
$44.95 $39.95

See our website for more Moebius graphic novels, as well as several Rare and Out of Print titles still available.

POPEYE The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Edited by Craig Yoe. The best Popeye comic book stories collected into one glorious collection! There are three genius incarnations of Popeye--the comic strip by E.C. Segar, the animations by Max Fleischer, and unknown to many, the brilliant 1940s and '50s comic book stories by Bud Sangendorf! Comics historian Craig Yoe collects and beautifully packages the best-of-the-best of Sangendorf's thrilling and roll-on-the-floor laughing tales. See the Sea Hag, Bluto, and, of course, Olive Oyl, Wimpy, and Swee'pea as they join Popeye in these exciting adventures. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: POPGRC
Soft Cover, 8x11, 180pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See our website for the regular Popeye series by Sagendorf, Volumes 7-11 [CLP07H, etc. $29.99, your price $26.99 each].

WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 12 The Mysterious Dr X
Daily Strips, 1953-55. By Floyd Gottfredson. Edited by David Gerstein. Dr. X-Files: In this collection of the newspaper strip, Goofy goes missing...and turns up in a mysterious government lab! This climactic book of Gottfredson serials also finds Mickey plagued by Uncle Gudger, the one-man circus--and Gilhooley, the pitiless king of the leprechauns! Floyd Gottfredson and co-writer Bill Walsh infect Mouseton with the super-hi-tech of the Sputnik era.  Black & white illustrations with some color. Seven complete stories, plus three Gottfredson Christmas stories from 1963-65. Fantagraphics, 2017...More.

Item Code: WLT12H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x9, 304pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $29.99

This is also available as a slipcased set of Volume 11 and 12 [WLT06HP. $49.99, your price $44.99].

Slipcased Sets (#1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10) are priced and discounted the same. Set 3-4 is sold out.
Individual volumes: #1 is discounted to $12.99 and we have just three left. Volumes 2-4 are gone. Volumes 5-11 are the same discounted price.


Coming in April

KAY NIELSEN A Thousand and One Nights
Highly Recommended. Edited by Noel Daniel. Published for the first time ever in five colors including gold, this unique presentation of fine art prints revives all 21 strikingly beautiful illustrations reproduced directly from Nielsen's original watercolors– the only complete set of his beloved illustrations to have survived. Each illustration is presented individually in an extra-large format and on fine art paper, allowing Nielsen's graphic mastery and rich array of influences, from Art Nouveau to Japanese woodcuts to Indian painting, to dazzle. Taschen, 2018. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: KNTH
Hard Cover, 16x16, 144pg, Full Color


Coming in June

By Chris Nichols. This bountiful visual history draws on Disney's vast archives, private collections, and the golden age of photojournalism to provide unique access to the concept, development, and launch of the Anaheim, California oasis of fun and fantasy. It documents Walt's earliest inspirations and ideas; the park's extraordinary feats of design and engineering; its grand opening; each of its immersive "lands" from Main Street, U.S.A. to Tomorrowland; and the evolution of the park in the six decades since it opened. Taschen, 2018. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: WALDDH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 352pg, Full Color
$50.00 $45.00


Half-Price 2018 Calendars

As I write this, we have less than 25 titles left in stock, with as little as two copies left of some. All are now half price. Still available: Batman, Justice League, Derrieres, Mystique, DC Day at a Time, Virgil Finlay, Naked, Vintage DC, Boris and Julie Bell and Wonder Woman, among others. Act now.

Click here to see all of our discounted calendars on the website.


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.

Featured this week is the Justice League, Neil Gaiman and Comic Book Creator.



DC & DARK HORSE JUSTICE LEAGUE Volume 1 [DCDJL01. $24.99 $12.50].

DARK HORSE & DC JUSTICE LEAGUE Volume 2 [DCDJL02. $24.99 $12.50].

COMIC BOOK CREATOR #5 The Comix Book Life of Denis Kitchen [CBCR05. $8.95 $4.95].

COMIC BOOK CREATOR #10 The Saga of Warp/Peter Bagge [CBCR10. $8.95 $4.95].

FEARIE TALES Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome [FEART. $14.99 $8.99].

NEIL GAIMAN'S LADY JUSTICE Volume 2 [NGLJ02. $14.99 $7.50].

NEIL GAIMAN'S LADY JUSTICE Volume 2 Hardcover [NGLJ02H. $24.99 $7.50].

NEIL GAIMAN'S MR HERO The Newmatic Man Volume 1 [NGMH01. $14.99 $7.50].

THE ART OF BUZZ Volume 3 Signed [ARB03S. $20.00 $10.00].

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).


Rare & Out of Print

This week we have two books by John Buscema, A Life in Sketches and The Art of John Buscema. A few more additions from the fantastic artist Hannes Bok, Beauty and the Beasts and A Tribute to Hannes Bok.

A collection of underground comics from 1972 in The Best of The Rip Off Press, and lastly, The Dinosaurs from William Stout.

If you don't see a particular book or artist you are looking for, please email, and we will try to find it for you.

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Mature Readers

We have another new Cavewoman Budd Root nude cover variant this week, Face Off, which begins a new storyline. See our website for all available Cavewoman variant nude covers, plus convention sketchbooks by Budd. We still have about eight issues that are on sale, but many are down to the last single copy or couple copies, as I write this.

Coming in April and May are two new Nude Photography collections from Taschen. Ralph Gibson Nude and Roy Stuart: Embrace Your Fantasies/Powerplay (with Dian Hanson).

In stock NOW by Roy Stuart, we have Glymphstorys [RSGH. $59.95, your price $52.50] and Lovers and Madmen [RSLH. $59.95, your price $49.95].

Also this week we have 4 DVD's from our Bargain Books section.

PORNOMATION Volume 2 DVD [PORN02. $20.00 $10.00].

SLEAZY 70s STAGS DVD [SLEA. $24.95 $14.95].

SYLVIA Grindhouse Director Series DVD [SYLV. $29.95 $12.50].

TRAILER TRASH PART 2 Grindhouse Sleaze Sampler DVD [TTDVD. $29.95 $14.95].


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