Thursday, August 9, 2018

Mandy Framed, the new sketchbook by Dean Yeagle. Lost in Space: The Art of Juan Ortiz, Olivia’s new 2019 Calendar, Supergirl, They Drew as They Pleased, Cowboys, Creatures and Classics, and more!

Dean Yeagle is here with one of our favorite sketchbooks, this year it's Mandy Framed. Lost in Space: The Art of Juan Ortiz deserves a look, it's a lot of fun, beautifully done. We have Olivia's new 2019 Calendar with Bettie Page. Supergirl The Silver Age 2 is here, and a 4th They Drew as They Pleased volume, this time on the 1950s. Plus a fine book on the legendary Republic Studio, home to hundreds of westerns starring John Wayne, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, and Gene Autry, and all the great serials, from Zombies and Nyoka Jungle Girl to Captain Marvel.

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Signed! Highly Recommended. By Dean Yeagle. Since 2008, Dean has created more than 600 Mandy works as special commissions for gallery shows and for collectors. Here he collects these never-before-seen works. Here's every variation on Mandy, but with that one common theme...she's caught in a nude or almost nude pose, surprise on her face and big innocent eyes. Mandy herself introduces her very first commissions from 2008. Also included are some delightful prelim sketches preparing for the final full color piece. Wonderful work from this famed Playboy Magazine cartoonist. Caged Beagle Productions, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: MANFHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 48pg, Full Color

Click on the Mandy display above and you will see all of Dean's currently available collections. He produces a new collection once each year.

Still available are Scribblings Volumes 2-7; 2 & 3 are $15 ea, 4-6 are $20 ea [SCR02S, SCR03S, etc]. All are signed.

Mandy is also in One Mandy Morning, [ONES. $20]; Mandy's Beautiful Birthday Suit, [MANBS. $25]; Mandy-Go-Round, [MANGRS $20]; and Modeling Mandy, [MODMS. $20].

Also available is Dean's special Cavewoman Destination Jungle #1, with Dean's special nude Mandy cover—five copies left [CAVDJ01DY. $12]. We have just two copies left of Dean Yeagle's Comix Buro Sketchbook (from overseas); [CBDY. $30]. Last, Melange is still available but just three copies [MELAH. $40 signed].


Art Books

Jim Starlin was one of the driving creative forces at Marvel Comics in the 1970s and '80s. His turns on Warlock, Captain Marvel, and others laid the groundwork for much of the Marvel Universe for decades. This Artifact Edition includes beautiful pages that have been scanned from the original art and features art from the first appearances of Thanos and Drax the Destroyer, both created by Starlin! IDW was fortunate enough to track down many key and important pages. This is definitely a book any Jim Starlin fan will want in their library. IDW, 2018...More.

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

See our website for more Jim Starlin collections.

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 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...More.

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

See our web site for all the previous They Drew as They Pleased volumes:

Volume 1: Golden Age [THDH. $39.95, your price $34.95]
Volume 2: The Musical Years [THDMH. $39.95, your price $34.95]
Volume 3: Golden Age, Part Two [THD03H. $45, your price $39.95]
See our website for much more from Disney.

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


Film and TV History

The Story of Republic Pictures. Highly Recommended. By Chris Enss and Howard Kazanjian. Exploding onto the movie scene in 1935, Republic Pictures brought the pop culture of the 30s and 40s to neighborhood movie houses. Nyoka Jungle Girl, Capt. Marvel, Tiger Woman, John Wayne's Rio Grande (and 32 more films!), Drums of Fu Manchu, Valley of the Zombies, the classic Daredevils of the Red Circle....the list of their successful series and films goes on and on.  Gene Autry; Roy Rogers & Dale Evans; Anne Jeffries; Gail Russell... And special effects by the famed Lydecker Brothers, too. Lyons Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: COWBH
Hard Cover, 11x9, 252pg, b&w
$35.00 $31.99

TOKYO CINEGRAPHIX One Horror and Exploitation 100 Film Posters from Japan
This first volume showcases a range of horror and exploitation film posters created in Japan, ranging from indigenous sex and horror hybrids to classic American horror films and controversial Italian cine-nightmares of cannibals and war atrocities. A new high-quality book series which aims to represent some of the very best film posters created in Japan, both for domestic films and also for foreign imports. 100 full-color, full-page reproductions. Shinbaku, 2017. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: TOK01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 104pg, Full Color

see our website for more film poster graphics from England, Italy, Germany and from x-rated films.

LOST IN SPACE The Art of Juan Ortiz
Recommended. Juan Ortiz turns his unique eye for poster design to the classic sci-fi series Lost In Space. Each episode--yes, that is EVERY SINGLE WEEKLY EPISODE--is lovingly reimagined as a visually striking poster, creating a one-of-a-kind collection to accompany one of the most celebrated sci-fi television series of all time. Each poster has a different aesthetic, taking inspiration from 60s movie posters, comic books, pulp novel covers and blacklight posters. Huge oversized hardcover. Titan, 2018...More.

Item Code: LOSTSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x15, 120pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Highly Recommended. A lavish oversized hardcover tribute to an era of optimism and innovative design, illustrated with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists contributed to the era. Includes work by Mary Blair, Tom Oreb, Eyvinde Earle, and John Hench, as well as Walt Peregoy's color concepts for 101 Dalmations; Polish designed posters for Disney films; concept art for Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom20,000 Leagues under the SeaDisneyland architect Welton Becket; and more. We especially like the coverage of Disney's Tomorrowland and take on the space age, with the lovely 1950s rockets and flying saucers. Disney, 2017...More.

Item Code: DHYESH
Hard Cover, 11x14, 176pg, Full Color
$40.00 $35.00

We have a special film and television section on our website.


New from Olivia

Highly Recommended. By Olivia De Berardinis. Olivia De Berardinis is known worldwide for her pinup paintings. Her art is featured in Playboy Magazine and many books and publications. This 12 month wall calendar features Bettie Page and other favorite models, each page opening out to a double page spread, with the art cover roughly 2/3's of the spread, and calendar dates the rest. All pages include a second image, except the no-text centerfold that is full length. Very handsomely designed. Very near but no full nudity, i.e no nipples or explicit scenes. Ozone, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: OLI19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. By Olivia De Berardinis. Here are 25 entirely new images not seen in the long-sold-out first set. A great way to enjoy the sexy pin-up art of Olivia and your favorite vintage vixen, Bettie Page. This poker deck features 53 different images, one for each card including the jokers. Great selection of paintings, from wicked bondage queen in leather and whips to sexy bedroom princess in black stockings and pink feather boa. So much Bettie! Ozone....More.

Item Code: OLIL
3x4, 54 cards, Full Color

BEAUTIES BEASTS Hardcover Signed
Almost Gone! Signed by both. Recommended. By Olivia De Berardinis and Jordu Schell. This is wild! Lovely Naked Ladies, both vintage and new work by pin-up legend Olivia De Berardinis. And Menacing Monsters from creature creator Jordu Schell. Foreword by Elvira. A unique blending of the beautiful and the dark and sinister, in a new collection from the mistress of pin-up art and a renowned monster/creature artist. As you open each page, you get a monster impeccably created in 3D on one side, and a lovely lady on the other. Includes many never-before-collected works by Olivia, many full nudes. Baby Tattoo, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BEABEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color

This is also available in a signed softcover: [BEABE. $25]. See more by Olivia on our website, include Rare Books—signed. And more 2019 Calendars are there too. We're expecting a new batch in next week.


Comics Archives

SUPERGIRL The Silver Age Volume 2
Collects Supergirl's backup stories from Action Comics #285-307, 1962-63. Recommended. By Jerry Siegel and Leo Dorfman. Art by Jim Mooney. After years of hiding her powers and heroic deeds from the public, Supergirl is finally revealed to the world! The story of one of history's greatest heroes continues as Kara Zor-El defends the planet earth from the likes of Lex Luthor, Mr. Mxyzptlk and more, while teaming up with Superman, the Legion of Super-Heroes and her new pet, Comet the Super-Horse. And still going to school! And fielding the occasionaly boyfriend, though they are pretty rare. She spends more time with Comet! DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: SGS02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 304pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Volume 1 is also available [SGS01. $29.99, your price $26.99].

SUPERGIRL The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 2
Collects Action Comics #308-376, 1964-69. Recommended. By Leo Dorfman et al. Art by Jim Mooney, Kurt Schaffenberger et al. Fun stand-alone stories from a kinder, gentler time....part of the complex Mort Weisinger/Superman mythos of the Silver Age, much beloved and surprisingly readable today. In these 1960s Supergirl adventures, the Girl of Steel meets the Tot from Nowhere, learns more about the fate of her hometown Argo City and encounters Lex Luthor's sister, Lena Thurol--Jungle Princess. Her alter-ego Linda Danvers enrolls in Stanhope College and considers leaving Earth for a planet of super-powered women! DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: SGSOM02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 704pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

Volume 1 is also in stock [SGSM01H. $75, your price $65]. See our website for more Supergirl collections.

Collects #123-127, 1980-81. Recommended. By Nicola Cuti, Roger McKenzie, Bruce Jones. Art by Alex Toth, Alcala, Infantino, Alex Nino, Rudy Nebres et al. More bloodcurdling terror than you can shake a crucifix at. Along with the names above, nearly every issue has covers by Ken Kelley, and Alcala makes quite a few apperances. Toth is a frequent contributor, inked by others. And there's fine work by Dan Adkins, Alex Niño, Auraleon, and a cover by Segrelles. Nearly 300 pages of graphic ghoulishness, plus letters pages and special pin-up pages. Love the work by the Filipino artists. And more sci-fi turns up as they explore new genres. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: CRE26H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 296pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

See previous volumes of Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella on our website.

Collected from the 1990's magazine 1984. Recommended. By Bruce Jones. Art by Esteban Maroto. Prison Warden Faye has been assigned what should be an easy mission, transporting a group of criminals in suspended animation, but after her ship is struck by a meteor and crashes, the plague-stricken prisoners escape and Faye must head out and capture them in this original graphic novel. A Barbarella-lke story with superlative fine-line art, good girl work galore, nudity and sex and lots of alien creatures. New introduction by Maroto. IDW, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: PRSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 104pg, b&w
$19.99 $17.99

Our Highest Recommendation. By Esteban Maroto. The amazing fine-line illustrator, well-known for his work for Warren and Vampirella, here adapts the first three of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous stories involving the Cthulhu Mythos. Created originally for an aborted French project many years ago, this was printed in the U.S. only in a limited-distribution edition by Cross Plains Press in 2000, translated at that time by Roy Thomas. Maroto was very specifically asked to make his monster look like Alex Niño's--who is a good friend, so with Niño's approval, he did! It's the best of all worlds: Maroto's beautiful rendering, epic Lovecraft storytelling and the origin of Cthulhu...and Niño-style Elder Gods and dark horror! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: LOVEM
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 80pg, b&w
$19.99 $17.99

I recommend both of the books above. Prison Ship first appeared in Creepy's sister magazine 1984. The Lovecraft certainly could have!


Coming in September

R. CRUMB SKETCHBOOK Volume 4 1982-1989
Recommended. By Robert Crumb. Crumb declaring in one drawing, above a lovingly rendered tree, “As I get older I get more twisted, convoluted, depraved, cynical, embittered, self-centered, jaded, debauched, ruthless, greedy, conceited, set-in-my-ways, long-winded, absent-minded, prejudiced, closed-minded, misanthropic, nervous...” To prove this self-flagellating analysis he fills the pages with his signature perversions (in country settings), scathing social commentary, cruel self-portraits, experimental cubism... and some lovely sylvan landscape. Taschen, 2018. Due Oct. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: RCSK04H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 448pg, Partial Color

Volumes 1-3 are in stock at the same price. See all of our R. Crumb collections on the website, including a few new listings in Rare Books. The bestseller of all of our Crumb titles has been his Bible of Filth, which is as adult as any of Crumb's work gets. For obvious reasons I'm not picturing it here [BIBFH. $35]. It's printed in a facsimile Bible format, with gilt on all edges, jet black covers and gold embossed titles.

JAMES CAWTHORN The Man and His Art
Import from England. Recommended. By Maureen Cawthorn Bell. Edited by John Davey. Foreword by Alan Moore, Afterword by Michael Moorcock. Intended to be a modest memorial by Maureen Cawthorn Bell for her artist brother following his death in 2008, the book grew into a heavyweight volume of 448 pages containing over 800 individual pieces of science fiction and fantasy art: book covers, illustrations for magazines and fanzines, private pieces for friends and relatives, and many sketches or preliminary works, most of which have never seen print before. Jayde Design, 2018. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: JAMCAW
Soft Cover, 448pg, Full Color

We have a special section devoted to fantasy and sci-fi artists on our website, for more collections like this.


Coming in October

Signed bookplate! As the creative genius behind the concept designs of classic fantasy films such as The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, Brian Froud has inspired an age of wonder with his illustrations in the fantasy genre. This new collection offers drawings, sketches, and concept art taken directly from Froud's oeuvre. This also serves as a how-to book for aspiring fantasy artists. Brian did a signed, specially illustrated bookplate for us for an earlier collection, so we have included one of these with this new book. Insight, 2018. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: BRIFHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color

We have just one left of these two books: Brian Froud's Faeries' Tales [BFFTHS. $35] and Brian Froud's Trolls [BFTH. $37.50.
Brian is also in Spectrum Volume 3, and for more work like his, I highly recommend Book Of Giants By Petar Meseldzija [BOGIH. $34.95]. And strangely enough, we have just one of these too.

BATMAN Complete Silver Age Newspaper Comics Slipcase Set
1966-72. Written by Whitney Ellsworth. Art by Sheldon Moldoff et al. The daily Batman newspaper strip began in 1966, on the heels of the Batmania craze created by the hit television series staring Adam West, and ran through the early 1970s. The strip boasted stories by longtime editor Whitney Ellsworth and art by DC stalwarts Shelly Moldoff, Joe GiellaCarmine Infantino, and Al Plastino. Featuring an all-star cast of characters including the Joker, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Batgirl, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Superman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, and more! This three book set includes all the black-and-white dailies, plus all the color Sundays. IDW, 2018. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: BAS01P
Hard Cover, 11x9, 768pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

These were first published as individual volumes and are still available [BAS01H, ect. $49.95].  We only have 2 copies of each left. 

BATMAN The War Years 1939-1945
Almost Gone! 20+ Complete Stories--and far more! By Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang et al. Edited by Roy Thomas. The first in a new series (with Superman and Wonder Woman) featuring new compilations of carefully chosen, vintage comic books from the early years. Here's Batman dealing with Nazis and saboteurs during WW2. The early Batplane, The Joker, Robin's first appearance, classic all-time great covers.... Chartwell, 2015...More.

Item Code: BATWYH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 299pg, Full Color

WONDER WOMAN The War Years 1941-1945
Highly Recommended. Compiled by Roy Thomas. By William Moulton Marston (and his undeclared wife). Art by H.G. Peter. 23 complete stories, covers, and Roy's fine intros for each of five sections. Wonder Woman, warrior princess of the Amazons, is among the most famous heroes of all time. From her introduction in 1941, she has been a shining example of feminism and the strength of womankind. But what was her role during the wartime of her creation? Chartwell, 2015...More.

Item Code: WONWYH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 302pg, Full Color

These two War Years books are both bargain-priced and excellent. See the website for much more Batman and Wonder Woman.


Bargain Books

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.


BLOOM COUNTY THE COMPLETE LIBRARY Volume 5 [BC05H. $39.99 $24.99].


CUL DE SAC THIS EXIT [CUDE. $12.99 $6.99].


HURRICANE ISLE AND OTHER ADVENTURES The Best Of Captain Easy [HURIH. $39.99 $24.99].

INFERNO LOS ANGELES Signed [INFHS. $29.95 $10.00].

KING IN YELLOW [KINY. $19.95 $11.95].

MASTERFUL MARKS Cartoonists Who Changed The World [MASMH. $24.99 $14.99].

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON Volume 1 [SFR01H. $49.99 $29.99].

SUPERGIRL Volume 3 Ghosts of Krypton [SGA03. $29.99 $19.99].

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.


Rare & Out of Print

We have a special listing of Robert Crumb items this week, starting with a complete set of Weirdo magazine, #1-28. We are offering this complete set at a discount for a short time only. If there is no interest in the set, we will list them individually without the discount. Just a reminder that orders over $300 ship for free.

Also by R. Crumb is the Coffee Table Art Book, still in the shrink wrap.

We have the softcover collection of R. Crumb letters in Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me, and the Devil Girl Choco-Bar display box.

We currently have a full set of The Complete Crumb Comics, #1-17, but weren't able to finish processing it in time for this email. If you are interested in the set, you can email for more information.

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Mature Readers

Dark Pin-Up: The Photography of Lars Kommienzuspadt. Don't let his name put you off, this is a unique and really very good book. It's pin-up photography but on the dark side. Great noir sets, lots of cool details, lingerie and nudity, wonderful moody lighting. I admit to getting jaded on photography books sometimes, so when a special one like this comes along, I have to draw your attention to it. Check out our inside scans of four of the pages. I call this a darker side Cosplay and also note it's not unlike Suicide Girls, but again, darker and fun, and far more staged.

We also have two more nude photography books, both from European publisher Goliath. Natural & Naked is the first, and Pussy & Butt is the second. Both feature full body photography. See our website for all of our Goliath titles.

A new Cavewoman is here, Raptorella's Revenge #2 with a variant nude Budd Root cover. See all Cavewoman offerings on our website.

Adult Coming: From Taschen comes the bargain priced career work compilation, Helmut Newton Work. See all our Taschen books on the site.

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