Thursday, October 18, 2018

Frankenstein Visual History, more 2019 calendars, new Classics Illustrated, a new Bettie Page memoir, Swamp Thing, Batman, Disney and more!

This week we have a new Frankenstein Visual History that looks very good. More 2019 calendars including all the DC & Marvel “Vintage” series. Six new Classics Illustrated reprints. Three more Blood ‘n' Thunder pulp reference colllections. An entirely new Bettie Page memoir, Swamp Thing, Batman White Knight, Disney's Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation, Thor, Dejah Thoris, Marilyn and Star Trek.

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By Elizabeth Campbell Denlinger. This book shows how Mary Shelley created a monster. Commemorating the two-hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein, it traces the origins and impact of her novel -- a classic of world literature, a masterpiece of horror, and a forerunner of science fiction. Shelley conceived the archetype of the mad scientist who dares to flout the laws of nature. She devised a conflicted creature, eloquent and repulsive, torn between good and evil. In the movies he can be a brute pure and simple, yet he is still an object of compassion and remains a favorite on stage and screen. New York Public Library, 2018...More.

Item Code: ITSALH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 336pg, Text/Partial Color
$54.95 $47.50
FRANKENSTEIN The First Two Hundred Years
Highly Recommended. By Christopher Frayling. This book, celebrating the 200th birthday of Frankenstein, traces the journey of Shelley's Frankenstein from limited-edition literature into the bloodstream of contemporary culture. With text by renowned Gothic scholar Sir Christopher Frayling, it includes new research on the novel's origins; a facsimile reprint of the earliest-known manuscript version of the creation scene; visual material on adaptations for the stage, in magazines, on playbills, in prints and in books of the 19th century; visual essays and stills on many of the film versions and their inspirations in the history of art; and Frankenstein in popular culture--on posters, advertisements, packaging, in comics and graphic novels. Reel Art Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: FRAFH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 208pg, Partial Color

PS Artbooks has collected Dick Briefer's entire comic book series that ran from 1945 to 1954, complete now in Volumes 3-8. The first two were skipped so far, because of the difficulty in finding his first appearances in Prize Comics. But stay tuned! The available collections cover both the early humorous appearances and the horror run, which began with issue #18. All are deeply discounted while our supply lasts, many in the deluxe slipcased format, for as little as $21.95.

We also have renditions of Frankenstein by Guido Crepax, Mike Mignola, Gris Grimley, Frankenstein Alive by Wrightson, and the original Classics Illustrated. And currently we have two copies of Berni Wrightson's very first illustrated Frankenstein in Rare and Out of Print books.


Art Books

BETTIE PAGE The Lost Years
By Tori Rodriguez with Ron Brem. Foreword by Tempest Storm. Bettie’s beloved sister Goldie carefully stored heaps of incredible family photos, the bulk of which feature Bettie as either the sole subject or part of the shot. None of these hundreds of photos has ever been published until now, and few people even know they exist. Goldie also saved approximately 29 letters from Bettie spanning the years 1949 to 2000, ranging in length from note-size to 18 full pages, which tell the unknown story of Bettie’s “lost years” following her retirement from modeling in 1957. Littlefield, 2018...More.

Item Code: BETLYH
Hard Cover, 8.5x11, 126pg, Partial Color
$27.95 $24.95

There is lots more on Bettie, including the 2019 Olivia Calendar, which sold out early last year. And a new Terry Dodson statue with a variant edition.

MARILYN Lost Images from the Hollywood Photo Archive
By Boze Hadleigh. From the beginning of her modeling career in 1944 as Norma Jeane Mortensen to her death as the voluptuous Hollywood icon in 1962, Marilyn Monroe posed for thousands of modeling and publicity photos, scores of which have long been forgotten or abandoned in neglected studio archives. This book collects 100 of the rarest of the rare, seldom previously seen images of her brief modeling career, early days on the 20th Century Fox lot, then in candids between scene takes and traveling as a public figure as the wife of Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio. For the Monroe fans who think that they have seen it all, this book will provide a new lens on a beloved American icon. Lyons, 2018...More.

Item Code: MARLIH
Hard Cover, 10x10, 160pg, Partial Color
$24.95 $22.50

See more of Marilyn on our website.

WALT DISNEY'S NINE OLD MEN Masters of Animation
Curated by Don Hahn. Text by Charles Solomon. Celebrate the legacy of Disney's core group of animators, with Walt Disney's Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation, featuring original sketches from classic films such as Pinocchio, Bambi, and Peter Pan—including an exclusive look at the animators' lives, with personal caricatures and fine artwork.In the mid-1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the term “Nine Old Men” to describe the nine justices of the Supreme Court, who had seemingly lost touch with the ever-changing times. In jest, Walt Disney borrowed the term several years later to refer to his core team of animators—Les Clark, Marc Davis, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, and Frank Thomas—even though they were neither old nor out of touch, and in fact would together make history with their cutting-edge contributions to the world of animation. Walt Disney Family Foundation, 2018...More.

Item Code: WDNINEH
Hard Cover, 12x10, 160pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $44.95

Recommended. Edited by Pete Docter. There are nine flip books inside this box that pays tribute to Disney's early animators. Legendary animators Ub Iwerks, Norm Ferguson, Billl Tytla, Ham Luske, Art Babbitt, Grim Gatwick, Freddie Moore, Hal King, and John Sibley are featured in this special set, a companion the the first Nine Old Men collection. Each flipbook features a scene from an animated Disney feature in its original line-drawn form. Disney, 2017...More.

Item Code: WALTNMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x5, 1616pg, Full Color
$60.00 $49.95

Here is the excellent “They Drew As They Pleased” series, now up to four volumes. And more Disney beginning with the latest releases.


New Classics Illustrated

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #11 Knights of the Round Table
By Howard Pyle. Adventures of the knights of the round table and their quest to find the Holy Grail. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further engage the reader in the story. Classic Comic Store, 2016...More.

Item Code: CLA11
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color

By Charles Dickens. Art by Joe Orlando, George Evans. Dickens's classic story of the French Revolution. The Classics Illustrated comic book series began life in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’ "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old. Each book contains dedicated theme discussions and study questions to further develop the reader’s understanding and enjoyment of the work at hand. Classic Comic Store, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLA35
Soft Cover, 6.5x9.5, 48pg, Full Color

By Lew Wallace. Cover by Gerald McCann, art by Joe Orlando. Adaptation by Betty Jacobson. Lew Wallace's "Tale of the Christ" as told through the life of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish heir accused of attempting to assassinate a Roman Governor and sold into slavery as punishment. Classic Comic Store...More.

Item Code: CLA27
Soft Cover, 6.5x9.5, 48pg, Full Color

By David Crockett. Art by Lou Cameron. The life of Davy Crockett, the American frontiersman. Classics Illustrated tells the extraordinary life tale of Davy Crockett in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a timeline of events surrounding Crockett's life and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further engage the reader in the story. Classic Comic Store, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLA61
Soft Cover, 6.5x9.5, 48pg, Full Color

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #49 A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare. Art by Alex Blum. Adaptation by Samuel Willinsky. Shakespeare's comedy about the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, and the mischievous Puck, as they create confusion amongst the humans in the forest. Classic Comic Store, 2016...More.

Item Code: CLA49
Soft Cover, 6.5x9.5, 48pg, Full Color

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #38 The Count of Monte Cristo
By Alexandre Dumas. Art by Lou Cameron. Edmond Dantés, a merchant sailor in the early 19th Century, is wrongfully imprisoned for life without trial. After years of incarceration on the remote island prison of the Château d'If, he learns of a vast treasure on the island of Monte Cristo and becomes determined to escape in order to retrieve the treasure and use it for vengeance against the men who betrayed him. Classic Comic Store...More.

Item Code: CLA38
Soft Cover, 6.5x9.5, 48pg, Full Color

This is the third set of six new Classics we've brought in, all titles we have never before handled. See all the releases, beginning with the latest ones, here on our website.


Archives & Graphic Novels

By Amy Chu. Art by Pasquale Qualano. Cover art by J. Scott Campbell. Dejah Thoris, obsessed with finding the legendary Gardens of Mars, recruits her own expedition team of scientists. But once outside the palace walls, things don't go as planned, and the Princess learns the hard way just how dangerous Barsoom really is. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: DJG01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 156pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See our website for Dejah Thoris collections and statues, starting with the most recent.

STAR TREK The Next Generation
Through the Mirror Written by David & Scott Tipton. Art by Marcus To, Chris Johnson, Josh Hood et al. The Mirror Universe Next Generation crew is looking for new worlds to conquer, and they're crossing over to the Prime Star Trek Universe to find them! When the Enterprise-D discovers a burned-out, pillaged Andorian vessel, the search for the culprits behind it leads to some startlingly familiar faces. But, how did the Mirror Universe crew find their way to ours, and what does Emperor Spock have to do with it? Plus, it's interstellar espionage aboard the Enterprise-D when the Mirror Universe crew infiltrates Captain Picard's ship! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: STNGTM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$17.99 $16.50

Here's more Star Trek collections.

Duck Tales Series 1 1988-90 #4-8, 10, 11, 13; The Movie #1 1990; Anders and & Co 1996 #1, 32, 46. A whole new way to enjoy classic DuckTales! Legendary comic book talents are back with a Money Bin-full of classic 1980s and 1990s DuckTales comics! From dodging "The Billion-Bean Stampede" to lifting "The Curse of Flabbergé," from "Sky-High Hijinks" with the Beagle Boys to Magica De Spell's hunt for "The Bedevilled Dime," the adventures never stop for Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, and the gang! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: DDUC01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See the website for all the Timeless Tales series, and more with Uncle Scrooge.

Tomb of Dracula (1972) #16-25, Werewolf by Night (1972) #15, Giant-Size Spider-Man #1, Giant-Size Chillers #1, Giant-Size Dracula #2, Frankenstein #7-9, Dracula Lives #5-7 Recommended. By Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, Chris Claremont et al. Art by Gene Colan, Mike Ploog, Ross Andru et al. Open the tomb once again for tales filled with bloodsuckers, cultists and things risen from the grave! When Dracula attempts to feed on Jack Russell's friend Topaz, it's time for a vampire versus Werewolf-by-Night showdown -with the Darkhold as the prize! Blade the vampire hunter closes in, but will the Lord of Darkness be burned by Doctor Sun? It's stakes on a plane when Drac's flight is hijacked -and the Montesi Formula might spell doom for all vampires! Discover the beginnings of Dracula's feud with the wizard Cagliostro, and meet Lilith - his devastating daughter! Plus: Spider-Man! Hannibal King! And tales from Dracula's centuries-long life, including a clash with Frankenstein's monster! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: TOMB02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 506pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $34.99

More Tomb is on the website.

THOR Epic Collection Volume 5 The Fall of Asgard
Collects #175-194, 1970-71. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby, John Buscema, Neal Adams et al. The mountain giants are on the march! Surtur has broken free! Odin sleeps while Loki has claimed the throne of Asgard! In short, all Ragnarok is about to break loose! And when the dust settles, Loki's spells will lead to a body swap between the God of Thunder and his mischievous half brother! With art by Jack Kirby and Neal Adams, this Epic Collection is an embarrassment of riches--and John Buscema soon steps up to carry the hammer in an equally epic artistic run! Together with Stan Lee, he'll pit Thor against Doctor Doom, unleash the power of Infinity, combat Hela in the realm of the dead, set father against son, stage the wedding of Loki and Lady Sif and team up Thor and the Silver Surfer! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: THE05
Soft Cover, 7x10, 432pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

More vintage Thor is on our website.

SWAMP THING The Bronze Age Volume 1
The House of Secrets #92 (June/July 1971), Swamp Thing #1-3 (October 1972-March 1973). Written by Len Wein. Art by Bernie Wrightson, Nestor Redondo, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Luis Dominguez. Cover by Karl Kerschl. Deep in the bayous of Louisiana, far from civilization's grasp, a shadowed creature seen only in fleeting glimpses roils the black waters...a twisted, vegetative mockery of a man...a Swamp Thing! Created by writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, this shambling, muck-encrusted figure swiftly became one of DC's most iconic characters of the Bronze Age of Comics, and his shocking stories have become classics in the gothic horror genre. Now, for the first time, all of these legendary early adventures are presented here in a comprehensive trade paperback edition. DC Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: SWABA01
Soft Cover, 6.5x10, 304pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

There's more Swamp Thing and Berni Wrightson on our website.

By Sean Murphy with Matt Hollingsworth. Public support for Batman dwindles and Gotham City's 99 percent rally around ex-Joker Jack Napier's crusade to expose decades of corruption within the GCPD. A proposition inspires new revelations about Harley and The Joker's past; and as Jack transforms into a hero of the middle class and takes extreme measures to mobilize a revolutionary army of super-villains, Bruce struggles to stay focused on engineering a technological breakthrough to save Alfred. DC Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: BATWK
Soft Cover, 6.5x10, 226pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See our website for more latest Batman collections.

Highly Recommended. By Grant Morrison. Art by Yanick Paquette. For years Diana of Paradise Island yearned to leave behind the only home she knew for adventures that lay beyond its shores. Now, after a fateful meeting with Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, the Amazon Warrior finds herself in Man's World. And she is ready for anything that it may throw at her. But is the world ready for Wonder Woman? An American government, fraught with dissension and conflicts foreign to Diana, have deemed her a danger to society. How will Wonder Woman carry out her mission of peace and love in a world that can't get out of its own way? That is, unless there are more insidious forces at play... DC Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: WWE02H
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Earth One Volume 1 is also available, and see our website for more of the latest Wonder Woman releases.

By Manning, Caniff, Crane, Hamlin, Lynde, Tufts, Phil Davis, Wilson McCoy et al. America's longest-running magazine of classic comics now has twice as many pages of strips as the earlier version, on better paper, includes 8 pages of full-color comic strips, and features Rick O'Shay by Stan Lynde, Flash Gordon by Harry Harrison, Gasoline Alley by Dick Moores, Alley Oop by V. T. Hamlin, Tarzan by Russ Manning, Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff, and Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts. Manuscript Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: CR1018
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color

See back issues back to 2016 here, to catch long sequences of these strips.


Pulp History & Pulp Art

BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS 1 Pride of the Pulps
Edited by Ed Hulse. During the pulp era--roughly the first five decades of the 20th century--more than one thousand all-fiction magazines reached the nation's newsstands, if only for a single issue. Of that number, just a couple dozen attained any reputation for literary quality, and fewer than half that many regularly published stories considered to be on a par with those accepted by the prestigious “slick” magazines. The top periodicals in the field--Adventure, Argosy, Blue Book, Short Stories, The Popular Magazine, and a few others--were edited and packaged with loving care and consistently reflected the best that rough-paper magazines had to offer. Murania, 2017...More.

Item Code: BLOT01
Soft Cover, 8.5x11, 218pg, Text/b&w

BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS 2 The Penny-a-Word Brigade
Pulp Fictioneers Discuss Their Craft. Edited by Ed Hulse. Return with us to those halcyon days of yesteryear, when writers of pulp fiction made a precarious living--sweating out plot details, trying to make their hackneyed characters seem fresh, working insane hours, often typing until their fingers bled. And usually for just a penny a word. In this collection of articles from vintage writer's magazines, those journeymen scribes explain how—and why—they did it. Represented in these pages are pulp fiction's leading lights: Lester Dent, Frank Gruber, Frederick Davis, H. Bedford-Jones, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many more. The tips they presented to aspiring fiction writers are, for the most part, still applicable today. And they make fascinating reading, bringing back to life a long-gone phase of American popular culture. Murania Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: BLOT02
Soft Cover, 8.5x11, 220pg, Text Only

Edited by Ed Hulse. This latest volume in the Blood 'N' Thunder Presents series has been assembled by Ed Hulse, co-editor of Amazon's best-selling The Art of the Pulps, from contributions by some of today's most distinguished pop-culture scholars and archeologists. Their lengthy, informative essays are profusely illustrated with pulp and book covers, interior artwork, rare photographs, and movie posters. And the works herein are new to this volume, not culled from back issues of Blood 'N' Thunder. Muriania Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: BLOT04
Soft Cover, 8.5x11, 220pg, Text/b&w

We announced two more Blood ‘n' Thunder collections just recently, as we catch up with their ambitious series that collects the best articles and features from their long-running magazine. 


Just Arrived 2019 Calendars

GUSTAVE DORE 2019 Calendar
Highly Recommended. The intricate engravings of Gustav Doré earned him great success during the Victorian era, and are still respected today for their unique style and skilful vision. But they all started out as paintings, as vividly displayed here with original artworks from the recent book and exhibition, the finest ever compiled on his career and work. Displaying Doré's immensely evocative illustrations for poems by Tennyson, Dante, Coleridge and Milton, as well as scenes from the Bible, this wall calendar is a true treat and the first of its kind. Flame Tree, 2018...More.

Item Code: GD19
12x12, 24pg, b&w

I especially like this, based on the recent book of original Dore paintings. It's a pleasure to see his work before it was “interpreted” in wood or steel engravings.

CTHULHU 2019 Calendar
Art by Dave Oliver, Keith Talbot, Rafat Badan, et al. Appearing in H.P. Lovecraft's best-known works, kraken-like monster Cthulhu is an iconic figure that has fed imaginations ever since his first appearance in Weird Tales. The name has come to define the whole mythos built up around Lovecraft's strange worlds and pantheon of monsters that continue to inspire many writers. Featuring the fantastic work of talented contemporary artists, this calendar displays a fascinating mix of weird and wonderful depictions of this notorious monster that lurks beneath the deep. Flame Tree, 2018...More.

Item Code: CTH19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

Recommended. Batman #39 with Batman and Robin ice skating, and #21 with the pair on bucking broncos. Detective #114 with The Joker. These folks do a wonderful job of picking outstanding and different images for this fun oversized calendar. I always have one of these near my comics collection. Asgard, 2018...More.

Item Code: VINB19
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. Wonder Woman boasted some of the greatest DC covers in the 1940s, such as the iconic WW for President, here from WW #7, and riding a bomb from #12. We also have covers from early Sensation Comics, #23 and 28. They even offered seasonal covers, and these are some of the most eye-catching and fun as WW and her DC buddies dress in Santa costumes or do summertime activities. With the recent Gale Gadot film, these issues have shot up in value and deservedly so. They are very cool, and you can see some of the best here for all of next year. Asgard, 2018...More.

Item Code: VINW19
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color

Justice League #31 by Sekowsky and Murphy Anderson. Flash #154 by Infantino. The cover is a classic World's Finest cover by Jack Burnley. Here we get the best of both the Golden Age and the Silver Age in one hip new calendar. These guys do the best vintage calendars each year. Asgard, 2018...More.

Item Code: VID19
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color

This kicks off with one of the all-time great Action Comics covers by Jack Burnley.Then we find Superboy on the cover of the 1940s Adventure #129; Lois Lane #4 from the late 1950s; "The Boy Who Killed Superman" from Jimmy Olsen #28, 1958, drawn by Jack's brother Ray Burnley. Excellent, choice glimpses of Superman's many appearances from the early days. Oversized, opening out to 9x26, with each page perforated to remove and reuse as a print. Asgard, 2018...More.

Item Code: VIDS19
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color

Recommended. It's all about the sixties here, in the first Vintage release devoted solely to Supergirl. Here is her first appearance in Action #252, along with classic covers from Adventure Comics, Jimmy Olsen, and 80-page Giant Supergirl. Meet the original Supergirl, Kara Zor-El, of the planet Krypton. Just like her famous cousin, she is rocketed to earth by her desperate father. Kara acquires powers similar to Superman's, and thus begins the adventures of one of the most enduring characters in the DC Universe. Oversized with perforated plates. Asgard, 2018...More.

Item Code: VIS19
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color

I like this vintage series. They've dropped the price this year, down from $18.95. These are larger than regular calendars, taller, and come with a handsome metal spiral binding for ease of use. Each page is also perforated to remove and use as a poster.

See our website for all of the 2019 calendars, including Mature Readers releases.


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.

BATMAN EGO AND OTHER TAILS Deluxe Edition [BATEGH. $39.99 $24.99].

BATGIRL A Celebration of 50 Years [BATGCH. $39.99 $24.99].



JUSTICE INC Volume 1 [JUSI01. $19.99 $11.99].

COMPLETE CUL DE SAC Slipcased Set [CCDH. $75.00 $45.00].

ART DECO [ARDECH. $49.95 $34.95].


THE COMPLETE JAMES BOND Volume 2 Goldfinger The Classic Comic Strip Collection 1960-66 [CIFJB02H. $39.95 $24.95].

GISELE [GIBH. $70.00 $45.00].

You can see all of our discounted items on the website, under Closeouts at the end of each category (such as Artists and Illustration, Comics Related, etc). To get on our email list for Sales & Specials, click here.


Rare & Out of Print

For fantastic and fantasy art lovers we have The Impetus of Dreams by Daniel Merriam, and Overload, the Art of Juan Gimenez. We also found another fantastic Hannes Bok Treasury, this time in a bargain priced softcover.

Containing rare art by Richard Corben, we have A Feast Unknown by Philip Jose Farmer. Also a hardcover Modesty Blaise novel, Dragon's Claw, and from the Talbot Mundy's Adventure series, Jimgrim and the Devil at Ludd.

For Disney fans we have An Animators Gallery by Eric Goldberg that comes with a signed bookplate.

Lastly, from the popular Glamour International publication is #17, American Good Girl Art 1900-1950's.

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Mature Readers

From photographer Frederick Potter (Sensual Goddess) comes a new art photography book devoted to an amazing model: Visions of Oleanna Volume 1.

And we have three new DVDs: the first is a third release in the Voyeur series, Anastacia & Carmen.

And two new Peekarama double features: School Girl Reunion & Sensuous Fly Girls, and Sexorcist & Deviates in Love.

See our website for the previous two Voyeur releases, and for more Peekarama double features. And here for all adult dvds.

From our Rare and Out of Print section we have a beautiful oversized art book by MIlo Manara, Foemina. This is the first printing of the Italian language version, and is signed and numbered.

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News and Notes

We just wrapped up the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair and are on the way home, via a layover in Portland. So I was unable to review the new releases this week. I’ll put my personal stamp on the descriptions and recommendations next week. Hope to see some of you at the local Sac-Con this Sunday, October 21, in Sacramento, California. Then no more shows until Oakland and Pasadena in mid-February.

I picked up a run of Illustration Magazine #1-50 If you are looking for any out of print issues, contact Todd with your wants ( You can score any before we put them on the website. Also picked up the first sixteen Complete Dick Tracy volumes, many of which we now only offer as special order items. And a complete set of Will Eisner’s The Spirit in hardcover—which I will offer first as a complete set.

Bill Schelly is the award-winning author of Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad; John Stanley:  Giving Life to Little Lulu; Sense of Wonder: My Life in Comics Fandom; Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book Visionary and many other books, as well as a co-editor with Roy Thomas on Alter Ego magazine.

Bill published many of his early books under his own imprint, Hamster Press. He wants to get his remaining inventory out to more people, so we picked up several of his books to offer at new discount prices, including The Golden Age of Comics Fandom, Founders of Comics Fandom, and The Best of Star Studded Comics. He also generously signed a bunch of them. I’ll get them here in the email in the next two weeks or so—now on sale.



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