Thursday, October 4, 2018

Dan Brereton's Nocturnals portfolio, Art of Brom variant edition, The Phantom, Pogo, Killraven, Spidey, and the massive but bargain-priced Behold...Galactus.

Another busy week of cool new releases. Dan Brereton came by and dropped off his new art portfolio, each with an original drawing. There is a Brom variant edition at a bargain price, The Phantom, Pogo, Killraven and Spidey are here, and the massive but bargain-priced Behold...Galactus. Yoe has a new Super Weird Heroes, Nikki Wheeler-Nicholson's Before Superman is here, Centipede Press has done a 300-copy edition of Richard Wilson's stories. And there is Action #1000 Hardcover, the very fun Disney Christmas Cards, two final Complete Valerians, R. Crumb Bibliography and more....

Art Books  |  Comics & Graphic Novels  |  Comic Strip Collections  |  Comic Book Archives
How-To-Draw & Comics Reference  |  Prose Fiction  |  Coming in November  |  Coming in December
 Mature Readers  |  Website Index

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NOCTURNALS ART PORTFOLIO Signed with Original Drawing
Signed & limited, 300, with original drawing. Highly Recommended. By Dan Brereton. This is a completed Kickstarter project limited to just 300. As part of that run, exclusive to us, Dan has drawn a small pen & ink drawing on the title page of each copy, each one different. This is a handsome oversized portfolio, with all-new artwork on six 11x14 inch plates, plus three slightly smaller 9x14 inch bonus plates, and a signed cover sheet, with a bio and picture of Dan on the back. All inside a handsomely illustrated envelope, shown here. Dan Brereton, 2018. ...More.

Item Code: NOCPTD
11x14, 9 plates, Partial Color

See all of Dan Brereton's other books here, including the TWO bargain-priced new collections, Batman Thrillkiller [BATTHR. $16.99], The Nocturnals Anniversary Art Book [NOCAN. $14.99], and also his special editions with full page original drawings.


Art Books

FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU The Disney Christmas Card
Highly 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 festive collection. Center opening cover and a dozen removable holiday cards, each in its own envelope, exclusively-designed as a unique bonus feature to showcase both rare and original Disney art and artifacts! Disney Editions, 2018...More.

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

Want more Disney? Many of the collections make great holiday gifts. See them all on our website.

ART OF BROM Publishers Edition Signed
New Edition. Bonus Signed bookplate! Includes 16 extra pages & variant jacket cover. Our Highest Recommendation. By Brom. Unique to this Publisher Edition is a bonus 16-page section titled "Behind Closed Doors." Brom has included a rare glimpse into his studio, and an in-depth showcase exploring his creative process, including sketches and preliminaries. The largest, most comprehensive retrospective ever published on the work of this extraordinary dark fantasy artist, art spanning his 30 year career. Many pieces have never before been published. Includes an insightful autobiography sharing his artistic journey. Flesk, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARBRPHS
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color

See the other Brom editions on our website.


Comics & Graphic Novels

By Jeffrey Alan Love. Drawn into a strange quest by a bird and a sword, a lone warrior travels across a silent landscape of smoke and dirt and bone. Transformed by what he encounters along the way, he searches for the Thousand Demon Tree, and the hope of a new world that lies beyond it. A unique new wordless novel. “A graphic narrative in its purest form—strong images, visual rhythms, shapes, marks, a sense of motion close to animation--creating a timeless fable.” ~Dave McKean. Flesk, 2018...More.

Item Code: THODTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 96pg, Partial Color

Recommended. By Geoff Johns, Dan Jurgens, Paul Dini et al. Art by Curt Swan, Romita, Ordway, Garcia-Lopez, Cassaday, Jim Lee et al. Collected here for the first time is the celebrated, landmark issue Action Comics #1000, plus a host of extras, including a bonus story by comics legends Paul Levitz and Neal Adams, variant covers, scripts, cover sketches and the comic that started it all...the Superman story from Action Comics #1. Begin the next chapter of the iconic superhero's journey with a lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: ACTCOH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 160pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

Recommended. By Brian Michael Bendis, John Cassaday et al. Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today's explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow's future--this very special oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories! Benis, Caddaday, Dini, Johns, Guice, Jurgens, Jim Lee, Meltzer, Orday, Sale, Tomasi, and many others contribute. All-new art and stories. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: ACTCO
Comic, 7x10, 80pg, Full Color


Comic Strip Collections

THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 13
1954-1956. Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Ray Moore. Included in this volume are seven complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "The Slimming of Prince Tagon," "Captain Kidder's Treasure," "Dr Axel and the Witchmen," "Queen Sansamor and the Sixth Man," "The Wisdom of Solomon," "U-Town," and "The Grove of the Sleeping Giant." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Hermes, 2018...More.

Item Code: PH13H
Hard Cover, 12x8, 288pg, b&w
$60.00 $54.95

See all available collections here, plus the Sunday collections and the Prose novels by Lee Falk, now up to Volume 8.

POGO Volume 5 Out of this World at Home
The Complete Comic Strips 1957-58. Highly Recommended. By Walt Kelly. Foreword by Jake Tapper. Two years of dailies, complete and in order for the first time--many scanned from original syndicate proofs, for their crispest and most detailed appearance ever. Plus 104 Sunday Pages in lush full color for the first time since their original appearances 60 years ago! Also: foreword by lifelong Pogo fan and CNN anchor Jake Tapper, a man well positioned to speak to Kelly's unique gift for making the right people uncomfortable. And the usual in-depth “Swamp Talk” annotations by R.C. Harvey, spectacular samples of Kelly's work scanned from original art, and a whole lot more! Fantagraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: POG05H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 350pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $37.50

See the previous collections and two-volume slipcased sets on our website.


Comic Book Archives

SUPER WEIRD HEROES Volume 2 Preposterous But True
Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Craig Yoe. Introduction by Gene Simmons. Weirdness from A, Airmale, to Z, the Zebra! This large-format collection of complete comic stories follows the success of the first volume, starting with an all-new introduction by Kiss' Gene Simmons! Eisner-winner Craig Yoe provides both witty and fascinating context to heroes like Mr. Whiskers (a young actor who dresses like an old geezer), Hip Knox (who has an eye-ball on his chest), and Pat Parker War Nurse (who fights Nazis in a skimpy nurse/superhero costume)! Plus The Black Dwarf, Doll Man, The Eye, The Ferret, Fire-Eater, Jaguar, King of Darkness, Mother Hubbard, Mr. Muscles, Music Master, The Puppeteer, Rackman, The Scarab, Spark Man, Spider-Woman, Stardust, Tomboy, Torpedoman, Twilight...and it goes on! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: SWH02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 328pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

SUPER WEIRD HEROES Volume 1 Outrageous But Real!
Our Highest Recommendation. By Fletcher Hanks, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, John Buscema, George Tuska et al. Edited by Craig Yoe. The first superhero book from Yoe Books! 320 pages, thick as a brick, bargained-priced, filled with tons of rare, full-color, never-before-reprinted complete stories--plus Craig Yoe's own synopsis of each one's strange career or lack thereof! Here's The Hand (yes, he's a giant hand), The Eye (you got it--he's a huuuge eye), The Bouncer (a super-hero-in-a-skirt), Rainbow Boy, Boomerang (he defeats Nazi hordes with a little boomerang), Kangaroo Man (he's even weirder than you think--his fighting partner is a talking kangaroo!). IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: SWH01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 320pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Collects Fantastic Four, 1961 series, #48-50, 74-77, 120-123 and 242-244. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee and John Byrne. Art by Jack Kirby and John Buscema. The Fantastic Four's first encounters with Galactus, together and in full color, in one HUGE Artist's Edition sized tome. We still can‘t figure out how they did this for just $50! First, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduce the World-Eater and his enigmatic herald, the Silver Surfer, as they come for Earth in one of the greatest comic book sagas ever told! Next, Stan and Jack bring big Guy back -- but what does he want this time? Then John Buscema's powerful pencils illustrate the arrival of new herald Gabriel the Air-Walker, signaling doom for the human race! Finally, John Byrne takes over as Terrax leads the Devourer back to Earth -- and the entire Marvel Universe pitches in to help the FF save the planet! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: FFBEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x22, 312pg, Full Color
$50.00 $44.99

FANTASTIC FOUR Omnibus Volume 1
New printing. Collects: #1-30, 1961-64; Annual #1, 1963. Our Highest Recommendation. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. They were visionaries. Explorers. Imaginauts. They were Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. And like the Fantastic Four, they continually strove to overcome the impossible and achieve the extraordinary. Now, the first three years of their landmark run are collected in one oversized volume. Includes all original letters pages and pinups, critical commentaries, a historical overview, and other DVD-style extras. It doesn't get better than this! The title that kicked off the entire Marvel Age of Comics in December, 1961. Stan and Jack's masterpiece!! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: FFOM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 848pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Looking for more FF? See our website, including Kirby's Artist Editions.

Collects books #16-18, 1998-99. Highly Recommended. By Pierre Christin. Art by Jean-Claude Mézières. In this collection we find Valerian and Laureline suddenly rich beyond their wildest dreams, and this new situation brings the differences in their personalities into stark contrast: where Laureline remains true to herself and her love of life, Valerian finds himself idle and disoriented. Fortunately, when the former is kidnapped in Hostages of Ultralum, the son of Galaxity earns back his status as a hero and saviour. In the direct sequel, Orphan of the Stars, the united couple faces adversity and the hardships of parenthood (even temporary) together. Finally, In Uncertain Times brings them back on the trail of the vanished future Earth, paving the way for the last cycle and the saga's conclusion. Cinebook, 2018...More.

Item Code: VAL06H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Collects Books 19-21. Highly Recommended. By Pierre Christin. Art by JJean-Claude Mézières. Mézières and Christin have done something that almost no one had done before: after 43 years at the helm, they decided of their own accord to conclude the adventures of their heroes. The three titles in this volume (At the Edge of the Great Void, The Order of the Stones and The Time Opener) bring things full circle and establish the definitive end of the story. Cinebook, 2018...More.

Item Code: VAL07H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 176pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Volume 7 concludes the Valerian Complete collections. You can find Volumes 1-5 on our website, as well as individual issues and the new sequel book by new creators.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Epic Collection Volume 18 Venom
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #295-310; Annual 22; Web of Spiderman #33; Peter Parker #133, 1987-88. By Stan Lee & Steve Ditko. Art by Steve Ditko, Todd MacFarlane, Cynthia Martin et al. Spider-Man's deadliest foe! The webslinger may survive a mind-bending glimpse at life in the Mad Dog Ward, a run-in with Doctor Octopus and a Chance encounter. But the lives of Peter Parker and his new bride Mary Jane will be turned upside down when his former symbiotic costume and disgraced reporter Eddie Brock combine their mutual hatred of Spider-Man to become...Venom! In time for adventures with Silver Sable and Sandman, Spidey returns to the ol' red-and-blue costume -- but nobody ever drew him like Todd McFarlane! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: AME18
Soft Cover, 7x10, 504pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

More Spidey on our website.

Collects Amazing Adventures #18-39, 1973-76 and Marvel Graphic Novel #7, 1983. Recommended. By Don McGregor, Roy Thomas et al. Art by P. Craig Russell, Neal Adams et al. The Martian invasion of Earth has left our world shattered and its population enslaved. Into this post-apocalyptic nightmare comes Killraven, a man obsessed with his mission: to free Earth! Don McGregor and P. Craig Russell crafted some of the most compelling and nuanced work of the era. The band of Freemen rebels strive, grow, battle and love with a humanity that's as touching as it is exciting. The complete Killraven sci-fi action opus, restored and featuring an amazing selection of behind-the-scenes material! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: MMK01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 488pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

We just sold our last available copy, but our reorder should be here in about two weeks.

How-To-Draw & Comics Reference

DC COMICS BEFORE SUPERMAN Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's Pulp Comics
Introduction by Jim Steranko. Highly Recommended. By Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. The Major's granddaughter Nikki and noted comics historian Dave Armstrong have compiled an in-depth look at the formation of National Allied Publications, which would become DC Comics...and the man behind New Fun, New Comics, and more. That would be the Major. As a bonus, Armstrong has carefully sought out and scanned three extremely rare series from these impossible-to-find issues, all written by the Major. The complete run of Barry O'Neill and Fang Gow (art by the superlative Leo O'Mealia), Blood Pearls (art by the innovative and delightfully bizarre Munson Paddock), Foe of the Borgias (art- Sven Elven), The Golden Dragon (art- Tom Hickey) and more! Hermes Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: DCBEFH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 192pg, Full Color
$60.00 $54.95

More comics reference is on our website. Just announced is Before Batman, which will collect EVERY issue of Detective Comics #1-26, just the books discussed in the Before Superman book. It was just announced so we don't have it up on our website yet, but watch for it. It's $150, and we'll probably price it at $125. I'm very excited about this.

THE CRUMB COMPENDIUM The Definitive R. Crumb Bibliography
Recommended. By Carl Richter. The definitive reference guide to the career of the greatest cartoonist of all time. Finally, a comprehensive bibliography to everything Crumb has published during his decades-long career. From underground comics and magazines to book and record covers to merchandise like buttons and t-shirts, even posters and handbills, as well as articles, interviews, characters, and comic strip titles. All are organized into one handy collection. Peppered throughout with illustrations and featuring a splashy color gallery of rare pieces. Fantagraphics, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: CRUCOM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 344pg, Partial Color
$30.00 $26.99

All our Crumb is a click away, here.

DRAWING DARK FANTASY Creating Monsters, Madness, and All Manner of Nightmarish Imagery
By Steve Beaumont. A basic book, good for beginning and intermediate artists, step-by-step illustrations of how to draw the creatures and fantasy scenes. Built around a 20-page core of the basics—materials, the figure, perspective, light, and color—this book then explains techniques and approaches for creating eight supernatural creatures including a dragon, a sea monster, a werewolf, a vampire, and other beastly beings. With many illustrations, this takes you from thumbnails to pencil rough to tight pencils, then adding color and finishing. Dover, 2018...More.

Item Code: DRAWDF
Soft Cover, 8x11, 128pg, Partial Color
$22.95 $20.95

Want to see more How-To books, see our website section.


Prose Fiction

Limited to 500 numbered copies, signed by Richard, Jim & Ruth, John, and Paul. Cover art by Jim & Ruth Keegan. Edited by John Pelan. Introduction by Paul.D. Filippo. Afterword by John Pelan. Richard Wilson (1920-1987), a member of the near-legendary Futurians, is considered a  consistently excellent writer of science fiction. Two dozen of his best works, ranging from “The Hoaxters,” “The Inhabited,” and “Those Idiots from Earth” to his brilliant posthumously-published novella “At the Sign of the Boar's Head Nebula,” originally slated for The Last Dangerous Visions and kindly made available for this book by Harlan Ellison. It may be the finest single work that Mr. Wilson produced. Centipede Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: MASRWD
Hard Cover, 6x9, 738, Text Only

You can find other prose collections by Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, and various pulp authors on our website under Pulp/Fiction.


Coming in November

Recommended. More than a decade before he created the world's most famous cartoon sailor, E.C. Segar began his comics career in the movies. He drew cartoons for silent movie theater slides, the Charlie Chaplin comic strip, and a daily strip about Chicago's movies and entertainment. Then, in 1919, he penned his own “small screen” creation for the newspapers, Thimble Theatre, where Popeye was to be born. Here are all of E.C. Segar's early comics and illustrations, and 125 pre-Popeye Thimble Theater Sunday pages, including the complete run of the famed Western desert saga, a series that rivals his later work in superb art, storytelling and humor. Sunday Press, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: THIMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 125pg, Full Color

Want more Popeye? See our website for two different series, all of which are going away since they have concluded both series.


Coming in December

PRE-CODE CLASSICS Hand of Fate Volume 2
Collects #13-17, 1952-53. Recommended. By Ken Rice. Art by Lin Streeter, Ken Rice et al. More pulp style pre-Code yarns. Lurid artwork and stories featuring stolen pagan religious relics, mysterious cults and all manner of threat and comeuppance taking place in all the odd corners of the world you could imagine! Artists include Mike Sekowsky, Lin Streeter, Ken Rice, Louis Zansky Jim McLaughlin, Ace Baker, Bill Molno, Frank Giusto, and Dick Beck. PS Artbooks, 2018. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: PCHF02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

The first volume is not yet in but expected any time now [PCHF01H. $44.99].

BETTIE PAGE B&W Statue By Terry Dodson
Special Introductory Price. Sculpted by Steve Kiwus. Art Terry Dodson. The publisher plans to make this $399 at some point, so we can only honor this special advance price as long as our supply lasts. This sculpture by Steve Kiwus captures all of the charm that made Bettie a legend. Directly 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. Special black and white variant edition. Dynamite, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: BETTPB
9" tall, b&w
$249.99 $189.99

The regular edition has not yet arrived, and advance orders have been strong. It is still available for your advance order. [BETTP. $189.99].

WOMEN OF DYNAMITE Dejah Thoris Diamond Eye Statue
Limited, 99. Special introductory price. By J. Scott Campbell. Sculpted by Steve Kiwis. The publisher price will change to $399 at some point, so we can only honor the special price while our supply lasts. Sculpted by Steve Kiwis of Rvckvs International, the Women of Dynamite: Dejah Thoris Diorama Statue is inspired by J. Scott Campbell's cover to the seminal 2010 Warlord of Mars #1 comic book. Measuring approximately 8.75 inches in height, with a base measuring 9x 6.5 inches, this cold-cast resin statue comes with gold-colored micro-link metal chain details and "diamond" chip eyes. Dynamite, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: WODDTDE
9" tall incl. base, Full Color
$399.99 $249.99

The Black & White Diorama Statue is still available [WODDTJB. $249.00]. The previous Dejah statue from Dynamite is sold out.


Mature Readers

This week we have one last Sensual Goddess collection, this time a 2012 art book collecting the pictures and text from the Tarot Card set, which we announced last week, but in a larger, art book format. See all the Sensual Goddess playing cards and the other book on our site.

And we have three more adult calendars that just arrived: Lingerie Provocative, Derrieres, and Naked. See all our other calendars here, and all adult calendars here.

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