Thursday, July 12, 2018

H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man, Batman Thrillkiller, Neil Gaiman’s Sherlock Holmes, Wonder Woman, Jodorowsky’s Moonface, Ant-Man, Walt Disney, and two new Phantom prose novels.

It's Graphic Novel Week: H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man, Batman Thrillkiller, Neil Gaiman's Sherlock Holmes pastiche, John Byrne's Wonder Woman 2, Jodorowsky's Moonface, Ant-Man's origins. Plus a picture book on Walt Disney's personal life and career. Also two new Phantom prose novels, J. Scott Campbell's Danger Girl Gallery Edition, Monsters of the Imagination talks about creature creation, and much more.

Graphic Novels & Archives  |  H.G. Wells  |  Walt Disney  |  The Phantom Prose Novels
J. Scott Campbell  |  Creature Creation  |  Coming in September  |  Coming in November
Bargain Books  |  Rare & Out of Print  |  Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index
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Graphic Novels and Archives

 
BATMAN THRILLKILLER
Collects Thrillkiller #1-3 and Thrillkiller '62, 1997-98. Highly Recommended. By Howard Chaykin. Art by Dan Brereton. Eisner-nominated. Behind-the-scenes unpublished artwork and new Introduction by Chaykin. The year is 1961. The gorgeous Barbara Gordon is Batgirl and her lover is Robin, sans his costume, clad in a cool bomber jacket. And he's a man here, at peak form and out to kill, literally, the killers of his circus-performing parents. A very un-Batman-like story. It's a grim tale, as Chaykin says, more of a crime novel than a conventional Batman story. It's rich and moody and sexy and very offbeat, and if you've never read it, now's the time to treat yourself to an amazing, powerful story. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: BATTHR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$16.99

See our website for more by Howard Chaykin and by Dan Brereton, including his art books with original drawings.

 
NEIL GAIMAN'S A STUDY IN EMERALD
By Neil Gaiman, Rafael Albuquerque et al. Art by Rafael Albuquerque and Dave Stewart. This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos features the brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder. The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen's Palace as they attempt to find the answers to this bizarre murder of cosmic horror! Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: NGSTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 88pg, Full Color
$17.99 $15.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
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

We have much more Neil Gaiman on our website.

 
WONDER WOMAN By John Byrne Volume 2
Wonder Woman (2nd) #115-124 and Wonder Woman Annual #5-6, 1996-97 Recommended. By John Byrne. Art by Byrne, Norm Breyfogle, Dave Cochrum and Tom Palmer. An ancient shield is stolen from the museum of antiquities and the Earth's crust shifts by a mile! Discovering a connection between these two events, Wonder Woman seeks the help of the world's leading expert in geology and underground exploration, Cave Carson! Wonder Woman returns from her globetrotting adventures only to be attacked by Cheetah. Can Wonder Woman save the corrupt soul of Barbara Minerva before her feral persona destroys the Amazonian princess? DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: WWJB02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 328pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Volume 1 is in stock at the same discounted price.

 
MOON FACE
By Alejandro Jodorowsky. Art by Art by François Boucq. Wow! A massive, oversized 250-page graphic novel written by the famed French creator of The Metabarons and collaborator with Moebius on The Incal, Angel Claws and Madwoman. The arrival of the mute "wave tamer" Moon Face turns the tiny island of Damanuestra upside down, threatening the oppressive political and religious hierarchies. The multiple award-winning Francois Boucq (The Bouncer, Magician's Wife) draws an uplifting and surreally satirical tale of strange magic and revolutionary freedom. Humanoids, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: MOOFH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 252pg, Full Color
$39.95

See more Jodorowsky on our website, including his collaborations with Moebius: Before the Incal, The Incal, Final Incal, Angel Claws, Eyes of the Cat, and Madwoman of the Sacred Heart.

 
ANT-MAN / GIANT-MAN Growing Pains
Tales to Astonish #49, Avengers #28, 139, Marvel Double-Feature and Avengers Academy. Recommended. By Stan Lee, Steve Englehart et al. Art by Jack Kirby, Don Heck, George Tuska et al. Beginning with his origin in 1964, here are milestone stories in the life of Giant-Man. We especially like the artwork on the final tale from Avengers Academy by artist Tom Raney and written by Christos Gage. When the job's too big for Ant-Man to handle, it's time for Hank Pym to become...Giant-Man! But being a larger-than-life-size super hero comes with equally large problems — like when Hank rejoins the Avengers to free the Wasp from the Collector's clutches, but gets stuck as a 10-foot tall Goliath! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: ANTGIA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 155pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ANT-MAN ASTONISHING ORIGINS
By Tom Defalco, art by Horacio Domingues. Legendary writer Tom DeFalco (once editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics) and acclaimed artist Horacio Domingues bring you the origin of Ant-Man! Hank Pym has had a life full of adventure and success, failure and humiliation. He's been known by many names, and played many parts -- scientist, super hero, flawed husband. What demons drive a man like Hank Pym? And how did he begin his heroic career? Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: ANTAO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$17.99 $15.99

See more Ant-Man on our website.

 

H.G. Wells

 
H.G. WELLS THE INVISIBLE MAN
Highly Recommended. By Dobbs. Art by Christophe Regnault. In the midst of winter, a snowstorm blows into the small, quiet village of Iping—and along with the storm arrives a mysterious stranger. The village inhabitants are quickly disturbed by the sudden appearance of this peculiar scientist who keeps his face hidden and prefers solitude. When they discover that underneath his innumerable bandages is an invisible man, they rise up in fear and drive him out. But the invisible man will return to take his revenge and their peaceful village will soon find itself haunted by an unseen and hateful spirit. Superbly drawn, originally published in France in two parts. Insight Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: HGWINH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #133 The Time Machine
Highly Recommended. By H.G. Wells. Art by Lou Cameron. Here it is--what may be for many their very favorite Classics adaptation--it is for me. The Time Machine is a science fiction tale by H. G. Wells, published in 1895, which eventually became a wonderful film that many of us grew up with. It is one of the greatest works of science fiction ever created and here it's beautifully drawn by craftsman Lou Cameron. Jack Lake, 2008...More.

Item Code: CI133
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$9.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #124 The War Of The Worlds
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By H.G. Wells. Art by Lou Cameron. The deluxe hardcover edition of one of H. G. Wells' best science fiction tales, the first novel ever of a Martian invasion of Earth, and one of everyone's favorite CI issues, beautifully adapted and drawn by comic book veteran Lou Cameron and beautifully restored by the team of artists at Jack Lake Productions. This went through eleven printings, an all-time record. William B. Jones provides a fascinating inside look at its history and creation. Jack Lake, 2004...More.

Item Code: CI124H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 48pg, Full Color
$14.99 $7.99

Also see our website for five different Jules Verne items, including this:

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
JULES VERNE'S TWENTY-THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
Highly Recommended. By Jules Verne. Adapted by Gary Gianni. Introduction by Ray Bradbury. The classic tale of Nemo and the fearsome Nautilus submarine is retold in a wonderful new graphic novel, capturing the vintage feel of the original story, written in the 1860s. The combination of Verne's masterful storytelling and Gianni's dynamic graphic style makes this exciting adventure of life in the first submarine not to be missed. Flesk, 2009...More.

Item Code: JUH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 64pg, Full Color
$24.95 $9.95

 

Walt Disney

 
WALT'S IMAGINATION The Life of Walt Disney
Recommended. By Doreen Rappaport. Art by John Pomeroy. An oversized picture book that gently chronicles Walt's progression from farm boy to actor to artist, animator, director, and entertainment celebrity, Walt's own words are presented and contextualized within Doreen Rappaport's compelling prose. Illustrated with vivid authenticity by animator/painter John Pomeroy. A sensitive look at the famous man and his long, satisfying career of bringing joy to children and adults, and imagination to the world. Disney-Hyperion, 2018...More.

Item Code: WALTLH
Hard Cover, 10x11, 48pg, Text/Full Color
$18.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
INK & PAINT The Women of Walt Disney's Animation
From the 1920s to the 1980s. Recommended. By Mindy Johnson. Foreword by June Foray. From the earliest black-and-white Alice Comedies to digital animation, meet the pioneering women who brought hand-rendered animated stories to vibrant, multicolored life at Walt Disney Studios and beyond. Extensively researched with the full support of Disney's archives, plus a multitude of private collections, firsthand accounts, newly discovered materials, and production documentation, as well as never-before-seen photography and artwork, this essential volume redefines the collective history of animation. Disney, 2017...More.

Item Code: INKPH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 384pg, Full Color
$60.00 $49.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
DALI AND DISNEY Destino The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film
Recommended. By David A. Bossert. A stunning tribute to the lifelong friendship and collaboration of Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. In 1945, the two began working on a project together, intended to be a short animated film called Destino. Dali partnered with Disney legend John Hench to storyboard the film, but production was brought to a halt because of financial difficulties. Disney, 2015...More.

Item Code: DALDH
Hard Cover, 11x9, 208pg, Partial Color
$40.00 $34.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THEY DREW AS THEY PLEASED The Hidden Art of Disney's Late Golden Age Volume 3
Highly Recommended. By Didier Ghez. Foreword by Andreas Deja. Walt Disney always envisioned that the studios bearing his name would remain relevant by consistently taking creative risks and doing the unexpected. Heading into the 1940s, he crafted an entirely new division of the studio called the Character Model Department, which focused solely on the details of character development. This showcases six of these early pioneers: Eduardo Sola Franco, Johnny Walbridge, Jack Miller, Campbell Grant, James Bodero, and Martin Provensen. Chronicle, 2017...More.

Item Code: THD03H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 248pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $39.95

See our Rare and Out of Print section for books like Fantasia, The Art of the Lion King, Art of Mulan, Disney's Little Mermaid, Snow White Story Book and more.

 

The Phantom Prose Novels

 
THE STORY OF THE PHANTOM Volume 7 The Mystery of the Sea Horse
Recommended. By Lee Falk. Painted cover by George Wilson. A palatial 200 foot yacht, "The Sea Horse," a luxurious private island guarded by fierce dogs, all the property of the suave and charming Chris Danton. What is the source of his seemingly inexhaustible wealth? What is the grim secret behind the "ageless" smile of the master of The Sea Horse? The Phantom's sweetheart, beautiful Diana Palmer, innocently stumbles into Danton's web and finds herself caught up in an evil conspiracy from which she can be saved only by the power and ingenuity of The Ghost Who Walks. Hermes Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: PHA07
Soft Cover, 6x9, 144pg, Text Only
$14.99

 
THE STORY OF THE PHANTOM Volume 8 The Hydra Monster
Recommended. By Lee Falk. Painted cover by George Wilson. What is the meaning of Hydra, a mysterious evil that spans oceans and continents? Who are the black clad men with the letter V tattooed on shaven skulls, who appear in the wake of wars, earthquakes, fires, and other catastrophes? The final mumbled words of a dying man draw the Phantom into an amazing web of violence, crime, and murder, the web of the Hydra Monster. A complete prose novel, written by Lee Falk, starring the Ghost Who Walks, one of the most popular comic strip heroes of all time. Hermes Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: PHA08
Soft Cover, 6x9, 128pg, Text Only
$14.99

Volume 1 is out of print and sold out. We still have Volumes 2-6 in stock at the same price [PHA02, PHA03, etc. $14.99 each]. See all the other latest Phantom collections on our website.

 

J. Scott Campbell

 
J. SCOTT CAMPBELL DANGER GIRL Gallery Edition
Includes variant covers. Recommended. J. Scott Campbell is renowned for his gorgeous art and stunningly realized covers. This collection (available in a standard size square bound prestige format as well as in a deluxe, oversized hardcover) features 64 pages crammed full of Campbell's Danger Girl covers and pin-ups. As an added bonus, several notable "guest stars" are included in this collection, providing their own beautifully executed version of the Danger Girl team: Adam Hughes, Travis Charest, Joe Madureira, Arthur Adams, Joe Quesada, David Mack, and more. A fine addition to any fan of Danger Girl and the art of J. Scott Campbell! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: JSCDA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 64pg, Full Color
$9.99

The “Deluxe Hardcover Edition” of this is not due in until next month. We will announce it when it arrives. [JSCDAH GALLERY EDITION HC $24.99, your price $21.99]. See more J. Scott Campbell on our website, including several statues, some on sale. We have just two copies left of the out of print J. Scott Campbell Time Capsule [JSCTD. $75].

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
J. SCOTT CAMPBELL'S THE RUFF STUFF Volume 4 Signed
Recommended. By J. Scott Campbell. Back to the vertical format, with some HUGE sketches covering both pages, along with smaller pieces behind them. Lay-flat spiral binding. Disney princesses, heroines, tattooed cuties, gun-totin' mommas, Grimm Fairy Tale ladies, western girls, roughs for his 2014 Overstreet Comics Buyer's Guide cover, Spidey, Thor, Galactus... Mafufo, 2014...More.

Item Code: JSCR04S
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, b&w
$35.00 $25.00

We have only eight of these left at this special price. We have just four left of #3.

 

Creature Creation

 
MONSTERS OF THE IMAGINATION Amazing Creature Designs by Global Artists
Recommended. The stuff of nightmares, monsters have haunted the human psyche for millennia, cropping up in all cultures through our stories and myths, in three-dimensional and graphic representations. This hold has not diminished as newer technologies keep evolving to visually render them faster and with increased nuance for a variety of applications from games and animation to film characters. The diverse work of 30 world-renowned creature designers who share their inspiration, choice of materials and techniques with the readers. The chapters include Digital Painting, Traditional Hand Drawing, 3D Modeling and Rendering, and Sculpture. Embrace the horror... Cypi Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: MONIM
Soft Cover, 8x10, 184pg, Full Color
$35.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
SKETCHING FROM THE IMAGINATION SCI-FI
Art by Fred Augis, Daniel Chavez, Nick Sumida et al. The humble sketch is the foundation of great art, where thoughts and concepts first come to life as an image—but rarely are sketches celebrated like they deserve to be for their power to explore, inspire, and entertain. Here fifty talented traditional and digital artists, ranging from industry legends to talented up-and-comers, share their sketches and reveal the ideas, inspirations, and techniques behind their creative processes. From doodles of robots and aliens to concept designs for spaceships, speculative life-forms, and invented worlds. 3DTotal, 2015...More.

Item Code: SCISF
Soft Cover, 8x9, 320pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $26.99

We have just two copies left of Terryl Whitlach's Principles of Creature Design, with a signed bookplate [PRIC. $42.95, your price $37.95]. And just four copies left of Metamorfx: The Art of Constantine Sekeris [MEFX. $22.95, your price $14.95].

 

Coming in September

 
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

See our website for all Batman collections.

 

Coming in November

 
PRINCE VALIANT 4-6 Slipcase Set
1943-48. Highly Recommended. By Hal Foster. Hal Foster's Prince Valiant is one of the most magnificent adventure comics ever and Fantagraphics' reprinting is the loveliest treatment of the strip in the history of publishing. This deluxe slipcase set includes volumes four through six of the series, collecting the strip's run from 1943 through 1948! A companion to the first boxed set of Volumes 1-3, and hopefully an annual event to continue to offer deluxe, nicely illustrated boxes of the continuing series. Fantagraphics, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: PVS02P
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x14, 336pg, Full Color
$99.99 $84.99

The first Gift Box Set [PVS01P] is still available at the same discounted price. Fantagraphics has been known to run out of these slipcased gift sets and letting them go out of print, so be aware of this. All 16 volumes in this series are currently available.

 
PEANUTS EVERY SUNDAY The 1970s Gift Box Set
Set includes volumes 5 & 6, 1970. Recommended. By Charles Schulz. These late 1970s strips showcase Schulz at his philosophical and illustrative peak in one gorgeous, oversized, full-color coffee table book -- his work has never looked better. Linus, Charlie Brown, Pig-Pen, Shermy, Violet, Sally, Patty, and Schroeder are all present, as is the burgeoning international superstar, Snoopy. Fantagraphics, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: PES03HP
Hard Cover, 13x10, 576pg, Full Color
$85.00 $75.00

 
PEANUTS EVERY SUNDAY Volume 6
Color Sunday Pages, 1976-80. Recommended. By Charles M. Schulz. Linus, Charlie Brown, Pig-Pen, Shermy, Violet, Sally, Patty, and Schroeder are all present, as is the burgeoning international superstar, Snoopy. Peanuts Every Sunday: 1976-1980 has been scrupulously re-colored to optimize the original newspaper coloring, but with far better printing and paper than ever used on any newspaper — allowing readers once again to immerse themselves in Charles Schulz's timeless masterpiece. Fantagraphics, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: PES06H
Hard Cover, 13x10, 288pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 
COLOSSAL CONAN THE CIMMERIAN
Collects #0-25, 2008-2010, the entire run. Highly Recommended. By Timothy Truman. Art by Tomas Giorello, Richard Corben et al. Conan returns to his homeland to explore his roots and find renewed purpose as a young mercenary. This complete collection of Dark Horse's Conan the Cimmerian run gathers issues #0 to #25 of that celebrated series together, including all variant cover work! The award-winning creative team of Timothy Truman, Tomás Giorello, and José Villarrubia adapt several of Robert E. Howard's original Conan stories and tell new tales that tie everything together chronologically. Dark Horse, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: COLOCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 680pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

See current Conan collections on our website.

 
MARGUERITE GÉRARD 1761-1837
By Carole Blumenfeld. Often dismissed merely as Fragonard's sister-in-law, Marguerite Gérard (French, 1761-1837) was in fact one of the major artists working in France in the late eighteenth century. Initially Fragonard's pupil, then his assistant and finally his collaborator, she found success as an artist in her own right, becoming known for her portraits and sometimes voluptuous genre scenes. The only female genre artist of her time, she excelled in the treatment of reflections and surfaces, in the rendering of flesh, and in domestic scenes of daily life. Gourcuff Gradenigo, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: MARGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 272pg, Full Color
$59.95

 

Bargain Books

Our most recent sale was sent out on July 3rd. You can see the sale here on our blog, or click this link to see the items that were included.

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

 

DISNEY DURING WORLD WAR II [DISDH. $40.00 $34.95].

PHANTOM Danger in the Forbidden City Hardcover [PHDF01H. $29.99 $17.99].

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY SOLO CLASSIC Omnibus [GUAGH. $125.00 $79.00].

PICTORIAL CONFESSIONS #1 [PICR01. $14.99 $9.99].

THE SWEETER SIDE OF R. CRUMB [SWEEH. $30.00 $14.95].

WALT BEFORE SKEEZIX [WABSK. $44.95 $29.95].

WALT BEFORE SKEEZIX Hurt [WABSKR. $44.95 $22.50].

SCARLET LETTER [SCARLH. $45.00 $29.95].

COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 47th Edition 2017-18 Batman [CB47B. $29.95 $14.95].

COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 47th Edition 2017-18 Batman Hardcover [CB47BH. $35.00 $17.50].

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.

 

Rare & Out of Print

Our Rare and Out of Print email #4 went out on Wednesday. Click here to see it on our blog. Highlights include new items by Jeffrey Jones, including numerous signed prints, Barry Windsor-Smith, Frank Frazetta and Walt Disney.

We also added many new beautiful art prints, many signed, and two are matted and framed.

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Mature Readers

Just in is the conclusion of the BDSM erotic fantasy, Sunstone. This is a very unusual novel. On the one hand, it's about two women who explore bondage, domination and submission with each other...then with other partners. And that is where this not only gets tough on our ladies, but it expands the story to make it much more than just an exercise in erotica. In some ways, it reminds me of Strangers in Paradise, if the two leading ladies were doing the same number. The artwork is lush and very well done. This can be enjoyed on several levels, and is highly thought of online by (even) the women's community! Volume One is also available.

Roy Stuart: Embrace Your Fantasies is a project that was done with Taschen sex editor Dian Hanson, back when she was involved with The Leg Show magazine. It's erotic scenarios: submissive girls, two girls together, threesomes and foursomes, dominant ladies with submissive guys... Accompanied by prose also, it's an unusual set of fantasies photographed and collected here. See more by Roy Stuart and Dian Hanson on our website.

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News and Notes

 
 

Steve Ditko

Steve just passed away on June 29th, at 90. With all my years, even going to shows since 1968, he remained one artist I never had the pleasure to meet. But many folks do have stories, and I’ve caught some of these and shared them to our Facebook page. They portray a unique but surprisingly outgoing and friendly character, not the curmudgeonly stereotype we often hear of. It’s also wonderful to see the outpouring of appreciations of his work.

~Bud

 

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Rare and Out of Print List #4

We have some great new listings for you. We bought a collection of Barry Windsor-Smith and Jeffrey Jones, prints and rare and out of print books. We are cataloging it, so if you are looking for anything in particular, let us know. You'll also find new acquisitions in Robert E. Howard, Batman Archives, Walt Disney collections and more. You are getting the first look at many of these.

For the full selection of our Rare Books, scroll to the bottom of this and you can click on each category, from Artists and Illustrations to Comics Related and Erotic. Or to see all the Rare & Out of Print books in one shot, click here. You can sort them by newest and by price.

Reminder: we only have ONE copy of most of these -- 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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RARE BOOK LIST #4
 

Barry Windsor-Smith

 
BARRY WINDSOR SMITH OPUS 1
Signed & Limited 750! By Barry Windsor-Smith. The first in a series of stunningly designed hardcover art books featuring hundreds of the artist's works from throughout his remarkable 30-year career. These full-color editions -- chronicling the life and works of one of the most acclaimed artists from the worlds of comics and Romantic Art -- present scores of never-before-published paintings and drawings from the artist's personal collection, while also re-presenting many of his classic works from the '70s and '80s. Fantagraphics, 1999. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Jacket has a few scratches, mostly on the back. Bottom edge has some slight wear....More.

Item Code: RB726
Hard Cover, 9x11, 176pg, Partial Color
$150.00

 
BARRY WINDSOR SMITH OPUS 2
Signed & Limited 850! By Barry Windsor-Smith. The second volume of Windsor-Smith's planned five-volume memoir continues the episodic narrative of his "sudden expansion of consciousness" during the early 1970s. Set in New York City, this autobiography explores visionary experiences that shook the foundations of his conception of reality. Told in a matter-of-fact, confessional tone that belies the incredible tale he offers, this book is part biography, part metaphysics treatise on the nature of consciousness, as well as a stunning collection of the art he has produced over a 30-year span. Early in '73, as Windsor-Smith labors over his drawing table, a disembodied voice begins questioning his chosen course in life. Fantagraphics, 2000. Out of Print.. Very Fine/ As New. Slight wear to the bottom edge....More.

Item Code: RB727
Hard Cover, 9x11, 224pg, Partial Color
$125.00

 
GORBLIMEY PRESS SHELF STUFF
Limited 3000! By Barry Smith. This book, Shelf Stuff, marked the beginning of a wider range of publications for the Gorblimey Press. It is a collection of drawings that were either working designs for material already published by GbP, or simply unused panneaux that were just lying on the shelves around the Gorblimey studio, now pulled together to form a rare collective insight into the house of an inspired artist. Gorblimey Press, 1975. Out of Print.. Fine. Cover has some shelf wear, dirt smudges and slightly bent corners. Interior pages are great....More.

Item Code: RB720
Magazine, 8x11, 24pg, b&w
$80.00

Also from Barry's Gorblimey Press is the Gorblimey Press Catalogue 1975-76.
 
THE DRAWINGS OF BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
The Drawing Collection Portfolio By Barry Windsor-Smith. A boxed set of eight limited edition prints of Barry Windsor-Smith's pencil studies. Published in 1983 by Cygnus. "Paola and Francesca (signed and numbered plate #261 of 750);" "The Head of Perseus;" "A Young Knight;" "Linda's Red Dress;" "Linda;" "Unfinished Arthurian Illustration;" "Preliminary III: The Sorceress;" and "Study of Sibyl: Artemis and Apollo." Overall size is 14" x 16.5". Cygnus, 1983. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Box has some shelf wear, split in multiple spots, and bumped in the top left corner. Prints are not affected and are in excellent shape....More.

Item Code: RB718
14x16, 8 prints, b&w
$200.00

 
BARRY WINDSOR SMITH SIBYLA 1-4 PRINT SET
By Barry Windsor Smith. Limited Edition Portfolio. Signed and numbered to 1,500 (# 231) on the first plate by Barry Windsor Smith. This portfolio set contains 4 full-color 16.25 x 13.5 plates inside a textured paper cover with a black & white print on the front. Each plate is a woman who represents one of the four primary elements of Earth, Wind, Water, & Fire. Produced in 1979 by Smiths own imprint Gorblimey Press and published by BLACK LOTUS, these dramatic designs came at the height of Barry's career and are some of his finest work to date. Black Lotus, 1979. Out of Print.. Fine. Cover has a couple small coffee stains. First print has two small stains. Other three prints have slight corner and top edge curl....More.

Item Code: RB715
na, 13x16, 4 prints, Full Color
$200.00

 

Jeffrey Jones

 
JEFFREY JONES SKETCHBOOK
Compiled by Jeffrey Jones and George Pratt. Beautiful pen and ink sketches by renowned artist Jeffrey Jones, with a sprinkling of his painted work interspersed throughout. Interior is black and white, with rich color dust-jacket. Compiled with the help of George Pratt and David Spurlock, with an intro by Michael Friendlander. Includes a conversation with Jeffrey Jones and George Pratt. Vanguard, 2000. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Jacket has a small fold and a few scuffs and scratches. The jacket has a protective plastic cover....More.

Item Code: RB725
Soft Cover, 7x10, 108pg, b&w
$100.00

 
JEFF JONES WOMAN PRINT SIGNED
Signed & numbered, 1060/1500 By Jeffrey Jones. Lovely black and white line drawing by Jeffrey Jones. This print is from the National Cartoon Society Portfolio, and is #1060 of 1500. Jeffrey Jones, 1978. Out of Print.. Very Fine/ As New. Print is of medium stock paper, and has no obvious flaws....More.

Item Code: RB708
na, 12x16, 1 print, b&w
$80.00

We have the same print with a slight stain to the corner, priced at $70.00..
 
JEFF JONES THE WALL PRINT SIGNED
By Jeff Jones. This print shows the lovely quality of Jeff Jones' women. Soft paint-work with supple figures combine for an image that is both ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. The image area on this print measures 20" x 8". Heavy stock paper, signed by Jeff just below the image on the right. Archival Press, 1977. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Slight crease in two corners, slight rolling and dirt smudges near the top edge....More.

Item Code: RB711
na, 24x15, 1 print, Full Color
$200.00

We have the same print that comes with a light pink matte, and a foam board backing for $235.00.
 
JEFF JONES THE BLACK ROSE PRINT SIGNED
By Jeffrey Jones. A stunning image of a knight on horseback, knight carries a long lance and a shield emblazoned with a black rose, this image was used on the AVON paperback edition of Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny, quite lovely. This print is on heavy stock paper and measures 17 inches by 24 inches. Hand signed in the bottom corner. Archival Press, 1977. Out of Print.. Very Good. Light sunning on the center of the print where it was once matted. A couple small crease at the bottom, and one at the top, but only in the border. Small dirt smudge in the top corner. Matting this print would hide these flaws....More.

Item Code: RB712
na, 17x24, 1 print, Full Color
$100.00

 
JEFFREY JONES TWO PORTFOLIO SET
By Jeffrey Jones. This is probably a one-of-a-kind set of two oversized binders, handsomely collecting several hundred Jones pieces that were most likely downloaded from his former website or the internet in general. Quality is quite good. According to dates, this was compiled primarily in Jan and Feb, 2004. Each page is in an individual plastic sleeve, and each contains from one to a maximum of four images. Very Fine/ As New. The covers of these portfolios are in plastic binders, and an inch long piece broke off the corner of one. Aside from that, these are in excellent condition....More.

Item Code: RB561
Soft Cover, 12x15, 88pg, Full Color
$375.00

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Dave Stevens

 
DAVE STEVENS' ROCKETEER Artist's Edition
By Dave Stevens. A very special book honoring the work of this esteemed creator. This Artist's Edition is a mammoth hardcover book printed in glorious black and white. Nearly every page in The Rocketeer has been scanned in color from Stevens' original art to ensure the best possible reproduction and highest degree of accuracy. Printed on uncoated stock and at the same size as the original art, Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer: Artist's Edition is the next best thing to holding the actual art by Dave Stevens. This is a 2012 EDITION. The original sold out in super fast time and is now an expensive collector's item. Many people missed out on an opportunity to own this great book and we are delighted to offer this green cover new edition. IDW, 2012. Out of Print.. As New. Still in original box and shrink wrapped....More.

Item Code: RB790
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 140pg, b&w
$225.00

 
VAMPIRELLA BY DAVE STEVENS SIGNED PRINT
Signed and Limited, 1200! By Dave Stevens. An all-new cover painting was commissioned for this collection of some of the daughter of Drakulon's greatest stories. A truly impressive piece that is as tempting as it is terrifying. Rich blues and warm reds in mixed media make for a stunning print. Signed and numbered by Dave, this print is #761 of 1200. Dave Stevens, 1994. Out of Print.. Fine. Black edge has been worn away in a couple spots. Small crease in the bottom corner, and a couple dirt smudges at the bottom. If matted, none of these would be noticed....More.

Item Code: RB692
16x20, 1 print, Full Color
$200.00

 
THE ROCKETEER All 5 Action Chapters!
By Dave Stevens. Introduction by Harlan Ellison. A big beautiful love letter to Golden Age comics and cliffhanger serials. A down on his luck stunt flyer stumbles across an experimental jet pack and ends up as a reluctant super hero when he discovers that Nazi spies as well as the jet pack's creator are after it. Thrills, adventure, beautiful art work, nice touches of humor and the ”reveal“ of the jet pack's creator all combine into one of the all time great comic stories. Featuring his girlfriend Betty, based on the real Bettie Page. Eclipse Books, 1985. Out of Print. Note: These copies have some minor corner bumps and covers have a few scratches and scuffs. ...More.

Item Code: ROKH
9x11, 70pg, Full Color
$100.00

See our website for more Rocketeer titles.
 
BRUSH WITH PASSION The Art & Life of Dave Stevens Deluxe
Almost Gone! With an extra 16 page section, in slipcase. Our Highest Recommendation.Edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner. Introduction by Jim Steranko. Art by Dave Stevens. Brush with Passion charts the career of Dave Stevens, one of the most beloved and influential of all comic illustrators. He discusses his beginnings as a comic artist, the struggle to bring The Rocketeer to the big screen, his work as a storyboard artist for Raiders of the Lost Ark and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video, and other career highlights. Equally renowned as a pin-up artist, Stevens also recounts his friendship with reclusive model Bettie Page. Along with a wealth of iconic paintings and previously unpublished artwork, the book features commentary by comic book greats Todd Schorr, Richard Hescox, Michael William Kaluta, and William Stout. Underwood Books, 2008. Out of Print. ...More.

Item Code: BRUPD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 304g, Full Color
$300.00

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Art Books

 
THE ART OF JOE JUSKO
By Joe Jusko. For the first time ever, a volume devoted to one of the most popular fantasy/sci fi painters of the past 25 years -- Joe Jusko! This covers his career from start to 2009, offering glimpses of previously unseen material from his files and sketchbooks, his enormously popular comic work, covers and illustrations from his book publishing career, as well as beautifully reproduced images of his personal favorites and insights into his life and creative process. Desperado, 2009. . Very Fine. Book has a small bump to the top of the spine. Still in original shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB741
Hard Cover, 9x12, 200pg, Full Color
$100.00

 
THE REALITY OF A DREAMER Volume II
By Gil Bruvel. A beautiful hard cover, coffee table art book, "The Reality of a Dreamer" Volume II is filled with over 50 color plates of exquisite original works of art from the palette of award winning, French visionary artist Gil Bruvel. Comes with a red cloth, gold embossed slipcase. Book is signed and personalized "To Doug." Bruvel Editions, 1994. . Very Fine. Book has a tiny bump to the top corner. Slipcase has some shelf wear and residue from a price sticker on the front....More.

Item Code: RB669
Hard Cover, 10x13, 64pg, Full Color
$125.00

We also have an unsigned copy for $75.00 available.
 
THE FANTASTIC ART OF FRANK FRAZETTA Book 1
First Edition, first printing. More than 42 works of art by Frank Frazetta, most in color. The plates are printed on one side only. Book is a little over 11 inches tall. This is the first book of five that brought the work of Frank Frazetta to a much wider audience. Before this, his art had only been available on the covers of books and paperbacks and in vintage comics. Introduction by Betty Ballantine. Published by Peacock Press & Bantam Books. Images and scenes of sci/fi, horror, and fantasy illustration, featuring Conan, Death Dealer, Dracula, and more. Peacock Press/ Bantam Books, 1975. Out of Print.. Fine. A few creases on the spine. The cover has many scratches, some deep, but doesn't effect the interior pages. Corners slightly curled and light thumbing....More.

Item Code: RB665
Soft Cover, 9x11, 60pg, Full Color
$60.00

We have this same book in hardcover that are hurt copies for $40.00. We also have book two & three in softcover, also for $40.00. See our website for more items by Frank Frazetta.
 
SCENES FROM THE XENOZOIC AGE DELUXE PORTFOLIO
Limited, 99! By Mark Schultz. Ten cover illustrations by Schultz are beautifully reproduced as 11" x 17" plates in black & white and without logos or captions. Designer Randy Dahlk: When I first became familiar with Mark Schultz's artwork, I knew that I would some day have to do a project with him. In 1997 I got my chance. After five years of begging, pestering, and presenting concepts and mock-ups, Denis Kitchen, Mark's publisher at the time, finally gave in. After discussions with Mark and Denis, it was decided to create a portfolio of prints of Mark's cover art. Now Denis, who is a true visionary, wanted to create the most lavish portfolio ever produced for the comics market. He basically told me to pull out all the stops. That really is a dream come true to any designer. Kitchen Sink Press, 1997. Out of Print.. Very Fine. The only flaw is the bottom of the paper folder is slightly damaged where the metal eyelet has pushed through. This has not affected the plates....More.

Item Code: RB520
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 13x19, 10 prints, b&w
$1,250.00

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CHROMA The Art of Alex Schomburg
By Jon Gustafson. Introductions by Harlan Ellison, Stan Lee and Kelly Freas. He defined and crystallized the exuberant images of the newborn field of Science Fiction. He captured and recorded the impossible super-heroic battles of World War Two for the Golden Age of Comics. He is Alex Schomburg, pioneer illustrator, master craftsman, visionary extraordinaire. Chroma, the first book devoted to the wide spectrum of Schomburg art, is a visual delight, presenting scores of works, most in full color, with text by art historian Jon Gustafson and commentaries by some of the top names in Science Fiction and Comics. Father Tree Press, 1986. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Cover has a couple minor scratches. Back cover is scuffed....More.

Item Code: RB640
Soft Cover, 8x11, 108pg, Partial Color
$50.00

 
SYD MEAD'S SENTURY
By Syd Mead . A showcase of Syd Mead's futuristic designs and illustrations including work for products, entertainment (movies, TV, interactive games, theme parks), fantasy, toys, vehicles, architectural interiors and more. Oblagon, 2001. Out of Print.. Good. Both corners have bumps as well as the top of the spine. Bottom bump has creased the pages about a half inch. Shrink wrap still with book, albeit loose, it still has protected the covers....More.

Item Code: RB638
Soft Cover, 12x12, 174pg, Partial Color
$150.00

We also have The Movie Art of Syd Mead, and in out of print, Sentinel II.
 
SIRENS CHRIS ACHILLEOS SIGNED
First Edition. By Chris Achilleos. Foreword by Ray Harryhausen. One of the most popular fantasy artist in the world, Chris Achilleos' near photo-realistic paintings of fantasy, science fiction, stunning women and nature in all its forms have illustrated hundreds of books, magazines and posters for almost 40 years. Sirens collects the cream of Achilleos's illustrations, including Doctor Who and Star Trek, movies, amazons, fighting fantasy and pin-ups, accompanied by a discussion of the artist's techniques and influences, in a feast for the eyes. Paper Tiger, 1986. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Cover has a small crease and a few scuffs and scratches....More.

Item Code: RB736
Soft Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
$75.00

We also have a few unsigned copies of Sirens for $35, $25 and $10 based on condition.
 
THE RED ROSE GIRLS
An Uncommon Story of Art and Love By Alice A Carter. This is the true story of three women artists -- Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Violet Oakley -- who captivated early-twentieth-century Philadelphia with their brilliant careers and uncommon lifestyle. Nicknamed by their mentor, the famous illustrator Howard Pyle, "The Red Rose Girls" took over the Red Rose Inn, a picturesque estate on the city's venerable Main Line, and set up an unconventional household. Joined by their friend Henrietta Cozens, the women forged an intense emotional bond and made a pact to live together forever. Using their initials they adopted an acronymic surname, calling themselves the "Cogs family" -- C for Cozens, O for Oakley, G for Green, S for Smith. Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Light shelf wear. Jacket is in a clear brodart protective sleeve....More.

Item Code: RB733
Hard Cover, 9x11, 216pg, Partial Color
$90.00

 
FREEHAND THE ART OF STANLEY MOUSE SIGNED
Signed. First Edition. By Stanley Mouse. Freehand is a historical look at Rock and Roll's first "modest mouse"...Stanley Mouse. There is not one person who can pick up this book and not recognize some of Stanley's art or his influence on modern Rock art. This book packs decades of Rock history in 123 pages of full color, psychedelic and fine art prints by Grammy award winning Stanley Mouse with collaborations from the late, great Alton Kelley. This book is a must have for music and art lovers. Stanley has worked with legendary acts such as the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Miller, Journey and countless others. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 2008. SLG Books, 1993. Out of Print.. Fine. Cover is scratched, creased and slightly rolled on the top....More.

Item Code: RB732
Soft Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
$100.00

 

Art Prints

 

MARILYN MONROE AS JEAN HARLOW Signed Print
By Richard Avedon. In 1983, the famed photographer Richard Avedon released a signed set of prints for photos he had taken of Marilyn Monroe on December 22, 1958 and printed in Life Magazine. Known as the "Fabled Enchantress Series," the images were celebrations of sex symbols of the 20th century, of which, Monroe was certainly the ruling goddess of the day. The set was originally issued with four prints and captured the likeness of Monroe as Theda Bara, Lillian Russell, Jean Harlow, and Clara Bow. There was never a print made of the image of Monroe as Marlene Dietrich. ....More.

Item Code: RB650
20x28, 1 print, Full Color
$300.00

 

MOEBIUS STARWATCHER 3 SIGNED PRINT
By Moebius. For Moebius fans, it doesn't get much better than this. The Starwatcher series of paintings remain some of the most popular images by him we ever handled, and this is an uncommon signed copy, printed on heavy art paper. Colors are gorgeous and rich, it's nice and large, very striking. Stardom & Art Moderne, 1991. Fine. Top edge is slightly rolled. Multiple small creases from when the print was once rolled. ....More.

Item Code: RB685
20x28, 1 print, Full Color
$250.00

 

CARL BARKS CALENDAR COVER ART 1996 SIGNED PRINT
Signed & Limited 300! By Carl Barks. This RARE 1996 signed Cover Calendar Art Poster by the remarkable Disney "Ducks" Artist Carl Barks depicts his Original Comic Book Cover Art for his Story of Walt Disney's DONALD DUCK in "The Old Castle's Secret" which was first released in June 1948. The Old Castle's Secret is a Donald Duck story written by Carl Barks. Besides having status as one of Barks' best stories, The Old Castle's Secret is also notable for being Donald and Huey, Dewey and Louie's first treasure hunt with their uncle, Scrooge McDuck. Walt Disney Productions, 1996. ....More.

Item Code: RB683
21x28, 1 framed print, Full Color
$300.00


 

AMERICAN FLAGG: REUBEN FLAGG & FRIENDS SIGNED PRINT
Signed and Limited, 399! By Howard Chaykin. Characters from Howard Chaykin's American Flagg series come to life in this 20x27 inch print, signed and numbered by Howard. This print is #208 of 399. Includes a certificate of authenticity. Very Fine. Slight crease in the bottom left corner, hardly noticeable. Graphitti Designs, 1989. ....More.

Item Code: RB690
20x27, 1 print, Full Color
$80.00

 

Robert E. Howard

 
ROBERT E. HOWARD THE ROAD OF AZRAEL DELUXE
Signed and Limited, 310! By Robert E. Howard. Art by Roy Krenkel. The Donald M. Grant Publishers' companion to The Sowers of The Thunder, also illustrated by Roy G. Krenkel. The Road of Azrael returns to that almost forgotten period written about in the previously mentioned book. Richly illustrated in a way only Krenkel could do, containing 6 full color plates and presented in a deep brown slipcase. As  one of only 310 copies signed by Krenkel, this is a must for  collectors of his illustrated works and Howard's heroic fantasy. Donald M. Grant, 1979. Out of Print.. Very Fine. There is some rubbing to the slipcase and a small half inch square repair job. The jacket has some rubbing and a few small wrinkles and tears to two of the corners. The book itself is as new....More.

Item Code: RB695
Hard Cover, 7x10, 230pg, Partial Color
$125.00

 
CONAN OF CIMMERIA Volume One
1932-1934. Limited # 1649 of 1950. By Robert E. Howard. Art by Mark Schultz. The first book in a three volume set, covering all the Conan stories. Howard's greatest hero, restored and complete, with a treasure trove of special extras. The finest artists, craftsmen and designers have produced a masterpiece equal to the best illustrated classics; textually restored and meticulously researched, full color paintings, exquisite black and white line work throughout, slip cased with embossed color plate, dust jacket, gilt edged, embossed cover and SIGNED and NUMBERED (1649) from a LIMITED EDITION of 1950 by the award winning artist Mark Shultz. Wandering Star, 2002. Out of Print.. As New....More.

Item Code: RB336
Hard Cover, 7x10, 460pg, Partial Color
$200.00

 
CONAN OF CIMMERIA Volume Two
1934. Limited # 1456 of 1950. By Robert E. Howard. Art by Gary Gianni. This is the second book in a three volume set that covers all the Conan stories, textually restored and meticulously researched by Howard scholar Patrice Louinet, with 85 original line drawings and six stunning new, full color oil plates from award-winning artist Gary Gianni. Conan was the blueprint for the entire sword and sorcery genre. Read the stories that started it all, as they were meant to be seen, only from the Wandering Star Robert E. Howard Library of Classics! Wandering Star, 2003. Out of Print.. Very Fine/ As New. The slipcase has some minor wear and dirt smudges. The book is as new....More.

Item Code: RB337
Hard Cover, 7x10, 386pg, Partial Color
$200.00

 
AND THEIR MEMORY WAS A BITTER TREE HARDCOVER
By Robert E. Howard. Art by Brom and Frank Frazetta. Queen of the Black Coast and others. This beautifully designed collection contains eight essential Conan stories. Full color map by George Barr, color front cover by Brom, and Frank Frazetta's seminal Conan paintings, appearing for the first time with the stories for which they were created. The other stories here are "Shadows in the Moonlight," "A Witch Shall Be Born," "The Devil in Iron," "The People of the Black Circle," "Shadows in Zamboula," "Jewels of Gwahlur," and the all-time classic, "Red Nails." But actually most of these are all-time classics--you'll recognize many of these which were entire novels published by Donald M. Grant several decades ago, as stand-alone books. Also here are three REH poems. BlackBart Books, 2008. Out of Print.. Fine. Book has a small bump to the top corner, but not deep enough to affect the pages. Jacket has some curling at the top and edge wear....More.

Item Code: RB723
Hard Cover, 7x10, 413pg, Text/Partial Color
$75.00

We also have this available in deluxe ($140) and super deluxe ($175). See our website for more books by Robert E. Howard.
 

Walt Disney

 
WALT DISNEY'S FANTASIA
By John Culhane. Noted film historian John Culhane tells the story behind the creation of Fantasia, using never-before-published material and a wealth of memorable illustrations, including actual frames from the classic film. This is the definitive book on the Walt Disney Studio's most ambitious masterpiece, with more than 170 dazzling illustrations capturing the delightful Disney characters as they dance to the world's great music. Harry N. Abrams, 1987. Out of Print.. Fine. Jacket has some edge wear where the color has been removed. The first two pages have a 2 inch crease in the top corner....More.

Item Code: RB693
Hard Cover, 9x12, 222pg, Partial Color
$35.00

 
UNCLE SCROOGE HIS LIFE & TIMES
Highly Recommended. By Carl Barks. Presents the humorous adventures of the miserly duck in comic strip format. Also includes a biography of Uncle Scrooge's creator, Carl Barks. First trade edition published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Uncle Scrooge. Features several stories in color. Edited by Edward Summer and recolored by Peter Ledger. Includes an appreciation by George Lucas. This was the first-ever massive collection recognizing the huge popularity of the wonderful Barks character. George Lucas, who of course produced the Star Wars films, used his newfound wealth to finance this imprint. Celestial Arts, 1987. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Edge pages have a few minor bumps, the top bump affecting the first 15 pages. Very slight curling on the bottom corner....More.

Item Code: RB645
Soft Cover, 9x13, 376pg, Full Color
$150.00

 
WALT DISNEY'S SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
96 Page Story Book By Walt Disney Enterprises. Walt Disney Book Adapted from the Movie. Heavy stock covers, newsprint-like interior pages. You would think this would be more expensive, but this particular title is relatively common and I've seen several of them, so I've kept the price low on this given the general condition. We may have another copy and will post it as soon as I can locate it. Whitman Publishing Company, 1938. Out of Print.. Very Good. Cover have creases and thumbing. Corners, edges and spine have some shelf wear. Inside pages are yellowed from age, and a few images have been colored with crayon....More.

Item Code: RB647
Soft Cover, 8x11, 94pg, b&w
$65.00

 
MICKEY MOUSE MERCHANDISE CATALOG
This was an unauthorized pirated edition, reprinting what I believe is the 1938-39, or 1939-1940 Disney Christmas catalog. A very thick catalog of Mickey Mouse merchandise -- page after page of everything Mickey. Watches, Big Little Books, storybooks, pins, comforters, toys...black and white photos on every page with items + manufacturers. No pricing. Walt Disney Productions, 1970. Out of Print.. Very Good/Fine. A three quarter inch bump on the back cover tear the cover and back five pages....More.

Item Code: RB643
Soft Cover, 9x12, 97pg, b&w
$150.00

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DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID 2 BOOK SET
Signed by Philo Barnhart. By Tom Anderson and Peter David. Art by Dave Hunt, Chuck Austen, Philo Barnhart et al. This is a two book set containing softcover cartoon tales of The Little Mermaid and Ariel and Sebastian. Both books are signed and inscribed by contributing artist Philo Barnhart. Walt Disney Magazine, 1991, 1992. Out of Print.. Fine. Fine. Slight cover wear. Book two has a bump on the back cover that has creased many pages....More.

Item Code: RB694
Soft Cover, 6x9, 72pg, Full Color
$35.00

 
MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE Volume 4 Number 7
Highly Recommended. By Walt Disney. Printed April 1939. Two No. 7 issues exist. A classic and beautiful Goofy cover. This edition features Goofy and Wilbur the Grasshopper, retelling the story from the first Goofy solo animated cartoon. Timid Elmer begins in this issue. Prose and illustrated features. This long-running periodical was the forerunner of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, which it morphed into when it changed to a comic book format and restarted the numbering with #1. Whitman Publishing Company, 1939. Out of Print.. Very Good. Magazine has worn edges and a half inch tear in the back cover. Pages are yellowed from age, and top edge pages are slightly bumped....More.

Item Code: RB646
Magazine, 8x11, 34pg, b&w
$135.00

 
THE ART OF THE LION KING
By Christopher Finch. Foreword by James Earl Jones. Get to know the famous Disney movie “The Lion King” on an entirely different level, from the perspective of those who made and developed the highly praised film. The Art of the Lion King gives you an inside look at the broad spectrum of art and creativity that brought the movie to life. Take a look at the development of characters, like Simba and Scar; the development of scenes; and the final artwork for the movie release. This hardcover publication is a must for any Disney connoisseur and will delight with every page turn. Hyperion, 1994. . Very Fine. Still in original shrink wrap. Tiny bump in the bottom corner. Hardly noticeable....More.

Item Code: RB667
Hard Cover, 10x13, 193pg, Partial Color
$50.00

 
THE ART OF MULAN
By Christopher Finch. Foreword by James Earl Jones. A close-up look at Disney's animated feature film, The Legend of Mulan, offers stunning full-color reproductions of the animation artwork, along with conceptual material, sketches, layout drawings and storyboards, and a discussion of the film's script and music. Hyperion, 1998. . Very Good to Fine. Small bump to the top corner. Jacket is scuffed, scratched and has a small tear on the edge and sticker residue in two spots....More.

Item Code: RB696
Hard Cover, 10x13, 193pg, Partial Color
$65.00

 
WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE IN COLOR
1930's Disney Comic Strip Classics. First Edition. Recommended. By Geoffrey Blum, Thomas Andrae, Floyd Gottfredson, Carl Barks. Compilation of material issued in the 30s as newspaper strips and colorized. This material was also previously issued in book form as a limited edition in 1988 by Another Rainbow Publishing. Discusses the history of the Mickey Mouse comic strip, and gathers several of the Sunday and daily series stories. Pantheon Books/ New York, 1988. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Jacket has some minor wear, book is in excellent condition....More.

Item Code: RB528
Hard Cover, 10x12, 192pg, Partial Color
$60.00

See our website for more Walt Disney items, including the new Walt's Imagination The Life of Walt Disney.
 

Batman

 
BATMAN THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD
First printing. By Dick Giordano, Bob Kane, Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, Neal Adams et al. As a celebration of the 50th birthday of Batman this book collects stories from 50 years of the Dark Knight. DC, 1988. Out of Print.. As New....More.

Item Code: RB619
Hard Cover, 7x10, 352pg, Full Color
$50.00

 
BATMAN ARCHIVES Volume 1
Collects Detective Comics #27-50, 1939-40. By Bob Kane. When a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his parents were murdered, the legend of the Batman was born. Collected here are the first stories of the masked vigilante as they were originally printed in 1939. These stories include the classic first appearance of the Batman and the introduction of his teenage ally, Robin. These early adventures show how a dark and grim character and his humorous and light sidekick were masterfully combined to create one of the most enduring partnerships of all time. DC, 1990. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Tiny bump to the bottom corner and some wear to the jacket....More.

Item Code: RB587
Hard Cover, 7x11, 304pg, Full Color
$60.00

 
BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM
First Edition (unstated). By Grant Morrison, Dave McKean. In this groundbreaking, painted graphic novel, the inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham's detention center for the criminally insane on April Fools Day, demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages. Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to live and endure the personal hells of the Joker, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and many other sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the prison. During his run through this absurd gauntlet, the Dark Knight's own sanity is placed in jeopardy. DC, 1989. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB589
Hard Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$50.00

 
BATMAN HARVEST BREED
By George Pratt and Ken Lopez. As a killer conducts a series of grisly murders, Batman suffers nightmares about the killings, and his search for the murderer's motives and identity leads him to a young Vietnamese girl, her adoptive parents, and the gates of Hell. DC, 2000. . Very Fine. A few small bumps on the jacket....More.

Item Code: RB620
Hard Cover, 7x10, 94pg, Full Color
$30.00

 
BATMAN & CREW MOBILE RETAILER PROMOTION
This is a set of promotional items for Batman, including a mobile, posters and more. DC Comics, 1997. Out of Print.. As New. The items in this set have not been used and are as new....More.

Item Code: RB426
12x10, Partial Color
$75.00

 
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS
Highly Recommended. By Frank Miller, Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley. This masterpiece of modern comics storytelling brings to vivid life a dark world and an even darker man. Together with inker Klaus Janson and colorist Lynn Varley, writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, ten years after the Dark Knight's retirement. Crime runs rampant in the streets, and the man who was Batman is still tortured by the memories of his parents' murders. As civil society crumbles around him, Bruce Wayne's long-suppressed vigilante side finally breaks free of its self-imposed shackles. DC, 1986. Out of Print.. Fine. Cover has a few scratches and scuffs. Light thumbing....More.

Item Code: RB590
Soft Cover, 7x10, 140pg, Full Color
$20.00

 
BATMAN SON OF THE DEMON
First printing. By Mike W Barr, Jerry Bingham and John Castanza. Introduction by Mark Hamill. The book begins as Batman fights terrorists who have taken hostages. These militants, though, are lackeys for a far greater threat. Indeed, the threat is so great that Batman finds himself becoming the ally of Ras Al Ghul, the Demon's Head. They find themselves aligned against a common threat, a satellite that controls the global weather. DC, 1987. Out of Print.. As New....More.

Item Code: RB618
Hard Cover, 8x11, 78pg, Full Color
$50.00

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