Thursday, June 7, 2018

A new graphic novel by Claire Wendling, Comic Book Creator, Nocturnals Anniversary Art Book, a new Shadow, Superman Golden Age Dailies, The Scarlet Pimpernel, a new Disney Treasury of Classic Tales, and Dick Tracy.

An epic graphic novel by Claire Wendling; Comic Book Creator looks at Wally Wood, Ralph Reese and Hilary Barta. I really like the Nocturnals Anniversary Art Book from Heroes Initiative. A new Shadow, Superman Golden Age Dailies are in a 2nd volume, The Scarlet Pimpernel gets the Classics treatment, a new Disney Treasury of Classic Tales, and Dick Tracy Volume 24. Plus lots of coming items, News and Notes and a review of Avengers on the Moon.

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First English Translation of the 1990-96 French Series. Recommended. By Christophe Giblen. Art by Claire Wendling. An epic (read: major length) fantasy drawn by the internationally-renowned illustrator Claire Wendling, winner of the Press Award at the Angoulême Comics Festival. Wendling is no stranger to accolades--she was just made Grand Master in the latest Spectrum Awards. This world is populated by a wide array of species, including the human-like Transparents—and one in particular, the beautiful but enigmatic young woman named Orane. And the Ferrets, intelligent talking  animals with an agenda. And humans, who everyone is trying to hide from. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: LIGAM
Soft Cover, 8x11, 240pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

FORGET-ME-NOT Claire Wendling
Recommended. Forget-Me-Not is a collection of all-new drawings completed between 2014 and 2016. 162 drawings, plus 16 pages of sketches and roughs. These drawings have never before appeared in print. In addition, Claire has written a heartfelt introduction in English: a direct message to her legions of fans around the world. Forget-Me-Not is the same size and format as Iguana Bay 2.0, but with nearly twice as many pages! Quite a bit of nudity. Fairies, trolls and strangely appealing creatures. Stuart Ng, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: FORGMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, b&w

A bargain-priced fund raiser from Hero Initiative. Highly Recommended. By Dan Brereton. Art by Arthur Adams, Glenn Fabry, Bill Sienkiewicz et al. Incredible rarities of Dan Brereton's Nocturnals are showcased in this amazing book. Hero commissioned 50 top artists including Arthur Adams, Glenn Fabry, Stan Sakai, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mark Texeira, and more to create new Nocturnals art for this book, and added in wonderful rarities from the past including work by Mike Allred, Mike Mignola, and Bruce Timm. In addition, two rare Nocturnals stories by Brereton, previously available only in one-shots and never reprinted, are presented here. Hero Initiative, 2018...More.

Item Code: NOCAN
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color

NOCTURNALS The Sinister Path Signed
Highly Recommended. By Dan Brereton. The death of the powerful and mysterious Judge Hemlock opens the door to one macabre revelation after another, as Doc Horror, spooky daughter Evening, and an armed revenant called the Gunwitch investigate a haunted house enshrouded in the occult. What the Nocturnals find in the dungeon-like basement -- and the toy-filled attic -- is only the beginning of a wild and deadly hunt, as the monstrous Hemlock children are once again free to roam the countryside, seeking revenge on anyone unlucky enough to cross their sinister path. Big Wow, 2017...More.

Item Code: NOCSPS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color

See the website for all Nocturnals and Dan Brereton books, several on sale, and several with original sketches in special remarqued editions.

HACK/SLASH VS VAMPIRELLA The Heart is a Lonely Killer
By Shawn Aldridge. Art by Rapha Lobosco. The Vegas strip heats up as Cassie Hack and her companion Vlad are on the trail of a deadly slasher and inadvertently run into the lovely yet lethal Vampirella. The team-up is a high stakes game of chance when they have to take on The Queen of Hearts! This Volume collects the complete 5-issue series by Shawn Aldridge (The Dark and Bloody) and Rapha Labosco (James Bond), and features all of the covers & variants by Jenny Frison, Carli Ihde, Jen Vaughn, Kyle Strahm, Chrissie Zullo, Goran Sudzuka, Michael Dooney, Bully Tucci, and more. Dynamic Forces, 2018...More.

Item Code: HACKV
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

All-new Wood tribute cover! Highly Recommended. Edited by Jon B. Cooke. With a bonus-size 100 pages, we have a full biography of Wallace Wood, while a second piece by publisher David Spurlock (Vanguard) examines his influence and legacy. A heartfelt look at Woody's career, as well as a gallery of little-seen work. Plus: an extended interview with 1970s Wood assistant Ralph Reese, who moved on to Marvel's horror comics, National Lampoon, underground comix and Valiant. And, a long chat with Hilary Barta, from Marvel inker to Plastic Man, “stupid” Image Comics, America's Best collaborations with Alan Moore, and current work for Plankton Comics. TwoMorrows, 2018...More.

Item Code: CBCR17
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Partial Color

See the website for all back issues, including #10 and #14 on sale at $4.95 and $5.95, and the special Swampmen issue [CBCR06. $21.95, your price $18.95]. Speaking of Wallace Wood, just recently back in stock is this superb exhibit catalog which has my highest recommendation:

WOODWORK Wallace Wood 1927-1981
The stunning exhibit catalog from 2010 is back in stock. Our Highest Recommendation. I cannot say enough about this wonderful collection. From the same people that put together the book Big John Buscema and Ditko Unleashed, Woodwork is also based on the largest exhibit ever assembled of the artist's work, in Spain. Collectors all over the world were asked to contribute rare original art, so that this is a magnum opus not only of Wood's entire career, but also told as much as possible using the actual original art he created. IDW added a top quality translation of the biographical and tribute pieces, and fine-tuned the artwork and layout and reproduced EVERYTHING in full color. Don't miss this. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: WOWRH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 344pg, Full Color

And you can see all of our Wally Wood collections on our website.

Manhunt, Joe Wehrle, Western Magazine, Gamma, Connie Kreski. Recommended. Edited by Richard Krauss. Articles on Manhunt (part 3), Gamma, Connie Kreski (1969 Playmate of the Year and her short life), single-issue one-off digests, Complete, and Western Magazine; a tribute to longtime artist Joe Wehrle, Jr. and his career; and fiction by Josh Pachter and Robert Snashall. Photos, art, and cartoons by Amber Bracken, Marc Myers, Lori-Ann Reif, and Bob Vojtko. Includes over 100 cover images. Also: An interview with award-winning writer Michael Bracken; previews of 2018's fall and winter digest magazines. Larque Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: DIGE08
Soft Cover, 5x8, 150pg, Text/b&w

January 2015. Recommended. Interviews with Phyllis Galde (Fate magazine), Gordon Van Gelder (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and Matthew Turcotte (Archie digest collector); articles on Galaxy Science Fiction, the girlie digests of Myron Fass, 1950s newspaper/crime digest The Big Story, fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard Krauss and Joe Wehrle, Jr.; reviews of Fate #725, Fate trading cards, Paperback Parade #85 and Coronet June 1950; and Rob ImesIn Defense of Digests, an outstanding and informative overview of the entire history of digests. Larque Press, 2015...More.

Item Code: DIGE01
Soft Cover, 5x8, 116pg, Text/b&w

All back issues are available at the same $10 price. See our site for full details and plenty of scans.

CLASSIC COMICS #176 Scarlet Pimpernel
First published 1949. By Baroness Orczy. Adaptation by Dick Davis. Art by Jim Lavery. No, this isn't from Classics Illustrated. This is a rare piece from a competitor, Famous Authors Illustrated, aka Fast Fiction. "There's no 'waste motion' when you read famous novels as presented in the Fast Fiction style...Long descriptive passages, popular with readers long ago, have been done away with to save your time and bring you nothing but thrills, excitement and drama." Here is the famous story of the master of disguise, the handsome and daring leader of a band of Englishman out to thwart the French revolutionists. Jack Lake, 2018...More.

Item Code: CLC176
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color

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

See all available Classics Illustrated comics on our site, including several on closeout sale.

Hands in the Dark and Murder Marsh. Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson. Art by Tom Lovell. Guided by a hidden mastermind, "Hands in the Dark" deliver sudden death, and the only clue is a blood-red message left by a dead man! Then, as scientists seek an exotic plant and crooks hunt ill-gotten wealth, The Shadow stalks death itself in the haunted "Murder Marsh." This instant collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen from 1932 and 1934, plus all the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell. Historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. Sanctum, 2018...More.

Item Code: SHT130
Soft Cover, 7X10, 128pg, Text/b&w

We keep all issues from #100 up in stock, plus graphic novels, multi-packs of older issues, and more. See the website for more pulps from The Shadow and Doc Savage.


Comic Strip Collections

Highly Recommended. By Alvin Schwartz. Art by Wayne Boring. This comprehensive series remedies a gap in comics history, bringing back all the Superman daily strips--among the character's rarest collectibles. The creative torch is passed to writer Alvin Schwartz and artist Wayne Boring, done while Siegel and Shuster were still responsible for the strip and were running their Studio--prior to leaving DC in 1948. Wayne Boring would became THE Superman comics artist circa 1948-60, until Curt Swan came along. Sixteen complete storylines that begin while World War II is still raging and continue into the post-war era. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: SUGAD02H
Hard Cover, 11x8, 272pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

11 complete wartime episodes!! Highly Recommended. By Jerry Siegel and Whitney Ellsworth. Art by Joe Shuster and Wayne Boring. This premiere volume includes all the strips from the very beginning between February 16, 1942 through October 28, 1944. Superman fights the Nazis in great wartime sequences and I think we see some superb Jack Burnley artwork. First appearance of the mischievous Mr. Mxyzptlk, the menace of The Monocle, the nefarious No Name, Miss Dreamface, "King" Jimmy Olsen, and the kidnapping of Santa Claus! More than 800 daily strips from the Golden Age of the Man of Steel. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: SUGAD01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 288pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

See all Superman collections on our website, including many new items in Rare Books this week.

1959-62. Recommended. By Frank Reilly. Art by Jesse Marsh, John Ushler et al. From the Disney vaults--fourteen more never-before reprinted Sunday Page comics adaptations of popular Disney animated and live-action features. Swiss Family Robinson, Kidnapped, 101 Dalmations, The Parent Trap, Toby Tyler, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, In Search of the Castaways, and Babes in Toyland! Frank Reiller adapted every feature; all but  4 are drawn by long-time Tarzan Comics artist Jesse Marsh. After over 50 years, the complete newspaper strips are collected for the first time! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: WDTC03H
Hard Cover, 12x9, 220pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

1956-58. Recommended. By Frank A. Reilly. Art by Jesse Marsh, Floyd Gottfredson, Ken Hultgren & Julius Svendsen. From the Disney vaults—thirteen more never-before-collected Sunday comics adaptations of popular 1950s Disney animated and live-action features: Davy Crockett, Littlest Outlaw, Great Locomotive Chase, Westward Ho the Wagons, Gus and Jaq, Johnny Tremain, Perri, The Light in the Forest, Sleeping Beauty, The Seven Dwarfs and the Witch-Queen, Lambert the Sheepish Lion, Old Yeller, and The Shaggy Dog! IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: WDTC02H
Hard Cover, 12x9, 220pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Introduction by Michael Barrier. Highly Recommended. By Frank Reilly. Art by Jesse Marsh, Manual Gonzales and Dick Moores. From the early 1950s through the late '80s, the Disney studio created Sunday comics adaptations of more than 120 of their animated and live-action films that were currently in movie theaters. The chronological all-star line-up in this first volume is almost an embarrassment of riches: the animated Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Peter and the Wolf, and two pre-cursors to the series, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland! Plus live-action films 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Robin Hood, The Sword and the Rose, Ben and Me, and Rob Roy. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: WDTC01H
Hard Cover, 12x9, 212pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

All of our Walt Disney-related books are here on the website.

Dailies & Sundays, 1967-69. Intro by Max Allan Collins Recommended. By Chester Gould. Chester Gould's morality play enters the late '60s, as the cartoonist tackles concepts of retribution, constitutional rights, economic warfare, and Space Age intrigue--all amidst the usual array of murder and violence. The stakes, however, seem higher, and the body count soars: death in space, on the high seas, behind closed doors--by gun, by laser, by asphyxiation, by explosion, and by freezing. The action moves from Earth to the lunar surface as Moon Maid zaps bad guys, Lizz goes undercover, Tracy nearly loses his head--and, when Diet Smith sets up a factory on the moon, will mankind also export greed and murder to its crime-free orbiting satellite? IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: CC24H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 296pg, b&w
$44.99 $39.99

Most volumes are still in stock now.


Warehouse Find

Almost Gone! by Earl Moran. Yes indeed, we published this ourselves for 1998 and sold it at a nominal price as a fun premium. The actual year date on this is 1953, which was the "mirror year" for 1998, as explained in the cover sheet. Brown & Bigelow is perhaps the most famous name in pin-up calendars, and they were still taking orders for advertising work at this point, so we picked a fun Earl Moran image and added our name and information and logo...just like businesses did it back in the day. Metal top & bottom clamps, art deco border. Brown & Bigelow, 1996. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: CALPG
18x27, Full Color

Speaking of vintage stuff of ours, we just sorted out all our old catalogs and I think keeping five sets is plenty. So we have extra copies dating from around 1982 to 2011. We're trying to figure out what to do with them, offer then as a bonus freebie perhaps? I'm open to suggestions, so please email if there is any interest in these from you folks. They can be as big as 240 pages, so they do cost us a little to ship them even with an order.


Last Chance 2018 Calendar Sale

Here's a final markdown on the last of our calendars left in stock. I've lowered the price again on nearly every title here, even ones we have just one, two or three copies left on. Act now for the best selection. Click on each for the original price (up to $21) and full details and pictures. The three Vintage titles, Batman, Wonder Woman and DC are particular deals, they are oversized and perforated—doubling as 12 mini-posters.


BIG BOOB GIRLS XPOSED 2018 Calendar [BBG18. $19.95 $5.98].

NAKED 2018 Calendar [NAK18. $14.95 $5.98].

DC COMICS 2018 Day-At-A-Time Calendar [DCC18. $14.99 $3.99].

JUSTICE LEAGUE 2018 Calendar [JL18. $14.95 $2.99].

DERRIERES 2018 Calendar [DER18. $14.95 $2.99].

ECHO CHERNIK MUSE 2018 Calendar Signed [EC18. $23.95 $8.99].

FRACTAL COSMOS The Mathematical Art of Alice Kelley 2018 Calendar [FRA18. $14.99 $4.99].

CTHULHU 2018 Calendar [CTH18. $11.99 $4.99].

BATMAN 2018 Calendar [BAT18. $14.99 $2.99].

BORIS VALLEJO & JULIE BELL Fantasy 2018 Calendar [BVJB18. $14.99 $6.99].

MYSTIQUE X-POSED 2018 Calendar [MY18. $19.95 $6.99].

LINGERIE 2018 Calendar [LING18. $14.99 $3.99].

SURREALSCAPES The Fantasy Art of Jacek Yerka 2018 Calendar [SF18. $14.99 $3.99].

VINTAGE DC COMICS BATMAN 2018 Calendar [VINB18. $18.95 $4.99].

VINTAGE WONDER WOMAN 2018 Calendar [VINW18. $18.95 $4.99].

VINTAGE DC COMICS 2018 Calendar [VID18. $18.95 $4.99].

FAVOURITE FAIRY TALES BY JENNIE HARBOUR 2018 Calendar [FFT18. $19.95 $4.99].

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


Coming in July

By Eloy Martínez de la Pera, Lorena Delgado, and Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière. Art by Joaquín Sorolla. Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla was a keen observer of the life and styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was fascinated by fashion and the way women presented themselves at the seaside, in their homes, in cafes, and on city streets; his letters home to his wife from his sojourns in Paris report on new trends and the dresses he was going to bring home for her and his daughters. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, 2018. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: SORFH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 220pg, Partial Color


Coming in August

ROBOTS 1:1 R.F. Collection Signed
Signed by Rolf Fehlbaum & limited, 1000! With USB stick of robots in action, and a poster. Recommended. Edited by Rolf Fehlbaum. This enormous volume explores the 148 space-themed toys in the R.F. Robot Collection held by the Vitra Design Museum. Largely produced in Japan between 1937 and 1973, these figures of robots (and the occasional astronaut) have been carefully researched and compiled over the years by Rolf Fehlbaum, former Chairman of Vitra and founder of the Vitra Design Museum, who describes them as "small kinetic sculptures of great originality." Vitra Design Museum, 2018. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: ROBOTD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x19, 276pg, Partial Color
$215.00 $199.00


Coming in September

FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU The Disney Christmas Card
Recommended. By Jeff Kurtti. For nearly nine decades, Disney artists have created annual seasonal art for greeting cards, advertisements, and in support of motion picture releases, TV programs, and the parks. Featuring beloved Disney characters and scenes, these seldom-published examples of vintage Disney art create a one-of-a-kind and festive collection perfect for holiday gift-giving. The book includes a center gatefold cover opening, like Maps of the Disney Parks, and a dozen removable holiday cards, exclusively-designed as a unique bonus feature to showcase both rare and original Disney art, artifacts, and treasures from the Walt Disney Archives! Disney Editions, 2018. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: FROMAH
Hard Cover, 12x9, 144pg, Full Color
$50.00 $39.95

THEY DREW AS THEY PLEASED The Hidden Art of Disney's Mid Century Era 1950s and 1960s Volume 4
Recommended. By Didier Ghez. Foreword by Eric Goldberg and Susan Goldberg. The 1950s and 1960s at The Walt Disney Studios marked unprecedented stylistic directions brought on by the mid-century modern and graphic sensibilities of a new wave of artists. This volume explores the contributions of these creators, with special emphasis on the art of Lee Blair, Mary Blair, Tom Oreb, John Dunn, and Walt Peregoy. It includes never-before-seen images from CinderellaAlice in WonderlandPeter Pan, and Sleeping Beauty and discusses Disney's first forays into television, commercials, space, science projects, and theme parks. Chronicle, 2018. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: THD04H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 224pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $39.95

See our website for the other Drew As they Pleased books.

Recommended. Bettie Page, the "Queen of Pin-ups", has always been known to turn heads and Dynamite Entertainment's playful rendering by Steve Kiwus captures all of the charm that made her a legend. Inspired by the classic artwork of Dave Stevens (creator of The Rocketeer), veteran comic artist, Terry Dodson, chose to pay homage to Stevens with his own rendition of his definitive Bettie Page pose. Dynamite, 2018. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: BETTP
9" tall, Full Color

Find more Bettie and more by Terry Dodson on our website.

I highly recommend Terry Dodson's Red One Volume 1 [REOWN. with signed bookplate, $16.99] and Volume 2 [REOW02H. $14.99.] Both are full sized hardcover graphic novels with wonderful good girl art and a good story. We also still have Terry's Harley Quinn Red White and Black Statue on sale [HARRWBT. $80, your price $59]--just two left at this price.

BATMAN By Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale Omnibus
Recommended. Together, these three works are considered some of the most acclaimed graphic novels ever created from one of the greatest creative partnerships ever. This omnibus collector's edition hardcover is a must-have for any fan of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale! Collects Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #1, Batman Madness #1, Batman: Ghosts #1, Batman: The Long Halloween #1-13, Batman: Dark Victory #0-13, Catwoman: When in Rome #1-6, Superman/Batman Secret Files 2003, Superman/Batman #26 and SOLO #1. DC, 2018. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: BATJOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 1176pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

BATMAN The Brave and The Bold Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 2
Collects #110-156. By Bob Haney. Art by Jim Aparo. Throughout the 1970s, Batman fought evil side-by-side with DC Comics' greatest--and, occasionally, strangest--superheroes. Guest-starring Wonder Woman, the Joker, Aquaman, the Atom, the Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, the Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing and many others, this title features gritty artwork by Jim Aparo and fun, fast-paced stories written by Bob Haney, which are collected in a single, massive hardcover for the first time. This second volume includes a meta story in which writer Bob Haney and artist Jim Aparo assist Batman and Sgt. Rock in their battle against evil. DC, 2018. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: BATBB02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 776pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

BATMAN The Brave and The Bold Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 1
Collects #74-106, 1967-73 Recommended. By Bob Haney, Dennis O'Neil, Marv Wolfman. Art by Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Nick Carty, Ross Andru, Sekowsky et al. Throughout the 1970s, Batman fought evil monthly, side by side with DC Comics' greatest -- and, occasionally, strangest -- super-heroes, in the pages of The Brave and the Bold. Guest-starring Spectre, Creeper, Wonder Woman, Phantom Stranger, Adam Strange, Black Canary, Teen Titans, Flash, Metamorpho, Metal Men, Green Arrow, Atom, Aquaman and many others, this title features lots of cool Neal Adams art (13 covers and 9 stories!), plus the gritty style of popular Jim Aparo DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: BATBBO
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 200pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

This first omnibus is also available in a scaled-down softcover. Vol 1 [BATBB01. $34.99, your price $29.99].


Rare & Out of Print

Celebrating the Man of Steel this week with multiple DC Archive Editions, a Lois Lane Archives, and a bargain priced softcover of DC's Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told.

For fans of paleo-art, we have three titles by the famous Zdeněk Burian, Prehistoric Man, Prehistoric Animals and A Book of Mammoths.

We recently made a deal for many books and prints by Barry Windsor-Smith and Jeffrey Jones. We were able to list a few items this week, but many more prints and portfolios will be listed in the coming weeks.

By Barry Windsor-Smith we have both signed volumes of his Opus collection, and a rare four print portfolio Sibyla, which contains prints representing the four elements.

From Jeffrey Jones we have The Book of Kane Deluxe, The Age of Innocence Deluxe and the Jeffrey Jones Sketchbook.

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Mature Readers

Two new videos this week: Voyeur: Jessica and Heidi, follows our two ladies as they get seductive. And Virgin Hunters 2, a sci-fi spoof about aliens and a future world filled with virgins, since sex has been done away with.

Also, we have two nude cover variants for a new Cavewoman, Return to Labyrinth #2. We recently made up sets of some older issues we'd set aside, most sold but we still have two Mutants sets, of issue #1 and 2 for $20, and one grab-bag set left at $40. See all of Cavewoman here, beginning with the ones on sale.

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News and Notes

Song of Opar

I just wrote to the author of this new novel to tell him that of all the new Tarzan and ERB-related books we are handling, his has gotten off to one of the fastest starts. Maybe it's the sexy cover by Joe Jusko, or the fact it's about the legendary and beautiful La, frequent femme fatale in the Tarzan novels. In any case, the author has agreed to keep signing our copies (it's only available in softcover) and we have a new shipment that should be here as you read this. We whipped through our initial order.

The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100-Year Chronology – price changes

The trade edition ships to us this week. We are honoring all $219 advance orders, as we always do, but the publisher has raised the price to $250 and he is not sure how many will be left. The Deluxe Leather edition at $299 is going up to $400, IF, and that's a big IF, he has any copies at all left when all is said and done. It sounds like they may be gone. We got enough extra sets that we will honor all orders at $299 until the end of June, or until we run out. After than our price will be $400 on any sets left. This deluxe edition ships out a week or so after the trade, so we should have it by the end of June.

Avengers of the Moon Review

I just finished reading this and thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope we are treated to a sequel. Steele updates our 1940s hero for today's age, with a new origin story and plausible new technology (a specialty of his). For me it was a page-turning story, with interesting and sympathetic characters and love interest--a lady interplanetary cop, who starts out wanting nothing to do with our strange team. We have a one-of-a-kind intelligent cyborg, like a brother to Captain Future; a classic clunky robot but one who can now think for himself, and does so perhaps too often; and then there's The Brain, a former scientist who died. His brain lives on in a sort of flying roomba contraption. He can talk to our hero by telepathy. Loved it! -Bud

If my glowing endorsement isn't sufficient, check out these two big name pros: "Allen Steele makes you young again in Avengers of the Moon. A Rollicking 'golden age' sci-fi good time." -David Brin, Hugo-award winning author of The Postman

"Ed Hamilton, Allen, and Captain Future. All favorites of mine and, I believe, of a lot more readers ready to discover what made Planet Stories a monthly treat." -Gregory Benford, Author of Timescape.

Author Allen Steele worked as a freelance journalist before becoming a prolific science fiction writer. He has garnered multiple Hugo Awards for his novellas and novelettes, and his novel Orbital Decay won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. In 2013, he received the Robert A. Heinlein Award in recognition of his fiction promoting space exploration.

Rose City Book & Paper Fair

We will exhibiting again this year, coming right up now, at this fine book fair in Portland, Oregon. We will have a selection of new books, discounted recent books, rare illustrated and children’s books, and comics. Hope to see you there!



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