Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wood & Kirby’s Skymasters Sundays, Bettie Page Halloween Special, ERB’s Savage Pellucidar, Graven Images is back, Likely Stories by Neil Gaiman, Moebius, DC's Super Heroines and more!

Wood & Kirby's Skymasters Sundays is here and already out of print--act now, it will be gone too soon. I also like the Miyazaki-like Isola Chapter One, the Bettie Page Halloween Special is well done, ERB's Savage Pellucidar is in two limited hardcover editions, the fine Graven Images is back with publisher file copies, Likely Stories by Neil Gaiman is a good read, Inside Moebius 3 looks good, and DC Comics Super Heroines 100 Greatest Moments is different and very well done...and well priced.

Will Murray has written an all-new Spider novel co-staring G-8 and Operator 5, Tarzan is illustrated by Mike Grell, and Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout is coming soon.

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SKY MASTERS OF THE SPACE FORCE Complete Sundays 1959-1960
Almost Gone! An absolutely must-have book. Our Highest Recommendation. By Jack Kirby and Wally Wood. Introduction by Jon B. Cooke. From renowned letterer and comic expert Ferran Delgado, in collaboration with the Kirby Museum, comes this oversized deluxe book compiling for the first time ever a complete set of Sunday pages of Jack Kirby and Wally Wood's Sky Masters of the Space Force. Presented in meticulously remastered color along with dozens of never-before-reprinted panels often dropped from the page! And more extras, like twenty original color guides by Kirby himself, a huge section with original art, rare pieces and articles by main experts. Amigo, 2018. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: SKYMSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 128pg, Full Color

We sold out our first stock of the Sundays last Spring, then took backorders for dozens more copies. These are shipping out as I type this. It's taken this long to get restocked from our distributor and it is now out of print. We were told by the publisher it would be allocated. We have so few copies left we don't plan to put it in the next catalog because this listing may sell them out. Once gone, we do have a handful of slightly hurt copies that we will substitute. It was an import from Spain.

SKY MASTERS OF THE SPACE FORCE The Complete Dailies 1958-61
Our Highest Recommendation. By Jack Kirby and Wally Wood. Jack Kirby's comic strip masterpiece is presented in an archival version featuring the complete dailies. Veteran scripters Dick and Dave Wood provided these late-1950s space/action adventure stories starring Sky Masters and his gang of intrepid followers, which closely resemble Kirby's work on Challengers of the Unknown (which was being published at the same time). Kirby's artwork is stunningly embellished by Wallace Wood and later by Marvel inker extraordinaire Dick Ayers. Hermes, 2017...More.

Item Code: SKYMH
Hard Cover, 10x9, 272pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $42.50


Art Books

ROBOTS 1:1 R.F. Collection Signed
Signed by Rolf Fehlbaum & limited, 1000! With USB stick of robots in action, and a poster. Recommended. Edited by Rolf Fehlbaum. This enormous volume explores the 148 space-themed toys in the R.F. Robot Collection held by the Vitra Design Museum. Largely produced in Japan between 1937 and 1973, these robots (and the occasional astronaut) are described as "small kinetic sculptures of great originality." Robots 1:1 is unique in that it shows the toys and their original box packaging (where available, as it was seldom preserved) on a scale of 1:1, with the largest robot determining the size of the book. Vitra Design Museum, 2018...More.

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

ART OF FEMINISM Images That Shaped The Fight For Equality 1857-2017
By Helena Reckitt. Profusely illustrated, including quite a few nudes, with more than 350 works of art, illustration, photography, performance, and graphic design—along with essays--showcasing the vibrancy of the feminist aesthetic over the last 150 years. Since its inception in the 19th century, the women's movement has harnessed the power of images to transmit messages of social change and equality. From wonderful vintage posters of the Suffrage Atelier in France in the 19th century, through the radical art of Judy Chicago, Beyoncé and others. Chronicle, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTFH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x10, 272pg, Full Color
$45.00 $39.95

MIKE GRELL Life Is Drawing Without an Eraser Hardcover
Highly Recommended. By Dewey Cassell with Jeff Messer. This career-spanning tribute to the master storyteller is told in Mike Grell‘s own words, full of candor, optimism, and humor. Lending insights are colleagues Paul Levitz, Dan Jurgens, Denny O'Neil, Mike Gold, and Mark Ryan. Full of illustrations from every facet of his long career, a checklist of his work and an examination of “the Mike Grell method.” It is a fitting tribute to the artist, writer, and storyteller who has made the most of every opportunity set before him. TwoMorrows, 2018...More.

Item Code: MGLIFEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 176pg, Partial Color
$37.95 $34.95

We announced the softcover [MGLIFE. $27.95, your price $24.95] a couple weeks ago. The hardcover above has just now come in, so both are available. Grell also did the cover and inside illustrations for Tarzan and the Revolution, below.


Edgar Rice Burroughs

Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Book #8. By Thomas Zachek. Art by Mike Grell. Wrap-around color cover and eight all-new plates by Mike Grell! Eric Benton, an idealistic young Midwestern Peace Corps volunteer, could hardly have known that his mission to help an African village would embroil him in the political struggles of an emerging African nation. The people of central Africa likewise had no idea how quickly their expectations for freedom could be taken away when a ruthless dictator seizes power. And Tarzan once again undertakes a long and perilous journey with the Waziri to save their families. ERB, 2018...More.

Item Code: TARRE
Soft Cover, 6x9, 192pg, Text/b&w

Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Book #8. By Thomas Zachek. Art by Mike Grell. Wrap-around color jacket and eight all-new plates by Mike Grell! Set against a backdrop of political unrest in modern Africa, Thomas Zachek’s latest page-turner takes the reader from the dank treasure troves of the lost city of Opar to turmoil in the city streets as Tarzan battles one of his most ruthless foes! Featuring wonderful new artwork by veteran comics artist Mike Grell. Handsome blue cloth binding. ERB, 2018...More.

Item Code: TARREH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 192pg, Text/b&w

See our website for more all-new Tarzan novels.

SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR Thomas Grindberg Cover Slipcased Signed
Signed by all four contributors, numbered from 248 copies. Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by Thomas Grindberg, Frazetta, Joe Jusko et al. ERB's seventh and final novel in the Pellucidar series is for the first time published by ERB Inc. and G&D in a Signed/Numbered Set (#1-248) - with different dust jackets and bindings (red & blue, matching the 1930s/42s ERB Inc. and G&D books in cloth and color), and front/end matter -- and a new Foreword by Richard Lupoff and Preface by Phillip R. Burger. This "ERB Edition" boasts Thomas Grindberg's original cover painting on the jacket, and the Bob Eggleton cover, featured on the jacket of the other version, is inside as a fold-out. Comes with a specially minted coin that comes with the set of two books, so we are including it only with this edition. Burroughs Inc., 2018...More.

Item Code: SAVPGH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 340pg, Text/Partial Color

If you’d like to get both books with matching numbers, contact us. One of these is already out of print, so when we have sold all the numbered copies, we will have a few publisher’s unnumbered copies available.

SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR Bob Eggleton Cover Slipcased Signed
Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by Frazetta, Joe Jusko, Takebe et al. Both editions are limited to 248 numbered copies and feature:
  • Signatures by contributors.
  • 30+ interior illustrations including: 15+ color illustrations by Frazetta, Jusko and St. John (newly colorized) including foldouts plus B&W Illustrations by Takebe, Ivie, St. John and Grindberg. Includes a limited edition, special die-cut bookmark with the Grindberg cover art.
  • Custom slipcases, high quality paper and bindings: 80# Finch in a vellum finish, vintage style book cloth, map endpapers, bookmarks and sewn bindings.
  • First Time in Hardback: ERB’s unpublished dj blurb, 2-page illustrated title pages for each of the four novellas.
This "ERB Edition" has Bob Eggleton's wrap-around original cover painting on the jacket, and the Thomas Grindberg cover featured on the jacket of the other version bound inside along with the other artwork. Burroughs Inc., 2018...More.

Item Code: SAVPEH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 340pg, Text/Partial Color

The same publisher has also done other deluxe limited matching editions just like the above:
Back to the Stone Age, with alternate covers by Eggleton [BACSEH, 2 copies left, out of print] and by John Coleman Burroughs [BACOH, 1 copy left but may still be available] [$150 each].
Land of Terror, with covers by Eggleton [LANTOH] and by John Coleman Burroughs [LANTEH.] $120 each, both still in print to our knowledge.

He also published Tarzan and the Cannibal King by Jake Saunders, which I highly recommend. It comes in two editions, regular [TARCK. $49.95] and deluxe, signed by all four contributors & limited to 300 copies [TARCKD. $69.99].

And he did the excellent Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography [EDGBH. $100] in the regular edition, and [EDGBD. $150] deluxe in leather, signed and limited to 375.

THE SPIDER The Doom Legion Hardcover
Bonus 42-pages with extra story and Afterword. Recommended. By Will Murray. Cover art by Joe DeVito. An all-new Spider novel, co-starring Operator 5 and G-8!! Afterword by Murray, profusely illustrated with pictures and preliminary art, and a second story starring The Secret Six, "The Meteor Men," exclusive to the hardcover edition. When a weird meteor crashes in the heart of Central Park on Halloween night, its uncanny light attracts the attention of Richard Wentworth––alias The Spider! The millionaire criminologist encounters a maelstrom of madness. Drawn in, too, are two sinister figures from the past––international master criminals who join forces to harness the power of the pulsing meteorite. Altus, 2018...More.

Item Code: SPIDLH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 400pg, Text/b&w

THE SPIDER The Doom Legion
Recommended. By Will Murray. Cover art by Joe DeVito. An all-new Spider novel, co-starring Operator 5 and G-8!! When a weird meteor crashes in the heart of Central Park on Halloween night, its uncanny light attracts the attention of Richard Wentworth––alias The Spider! The millionaire criminologist encounters a maelstrom of madness. Drawn in, too, are two sinister figures from the past ––international master criminals who join forces to harness the power of the pulsing meteorite. Murray is a first class writer and I look forward to reading this new work. -Bud Altus, 2018...More.

Item Code: SPIDL
Soft Cover, 6x9, 354pg, Text/b&w

Find more by author Will Murray on our site, from Tarzan to Doc Savage. And also for the Spider double-novels from Sanctum; this series has ended at #10, so we are letting them go. Act now while all are still available. [SID01, SID02, etc. $14.95 each.]


Archives & Comics Related

DISNEY MASTERS Volumes 3 & 4 Boxed Set
Recommended. By Paul Murry, Daan Jippes, and Freddy Milton. Volume 3: Classic Disney artist Paul Murry, who often teamed with writer Carl Fallberg, created a series of Mickey and Goofy serials for Walt Disney's Comics and Stories-- Mickey on the trail of cops-and-robbers capers — from shady doings at “The Last Resort” to Black Pete's raucous wrangles with a Rajah in “The Lost Legion!” Murry's first seven Mickey serials are all here. Volume 4: In the early 1970s, the Dutch and Danish team of Daan Jippes and Freddy Milton picked up right where Barks left off, first to continue Barks's art and storytelling style in new stories. Fantgraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: DM02HP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99

The boxed set of 1 & 2 is arriving any day and is available at the same price. All four volumes are available individually at $29.99, your price $26.99 each.

Edited by Jared Gardner and Ian Gordon. Collects new essays on the work of the creator of Peanuts. Despite his celebrity, few scholarly books on his work and career have been published. Schulz's Peanuts ran for a half century, during which time he drew the strip and its characters to express keen observations on postwar American life and culture. As Peanuts' popularity grew, Schulz had opportunities to shape the iconography, style, and philosophy of modern life in ways he never could have imagined when he began the strip in 1950. University of Mississippi Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: COMCS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 220pg, Text/b&w

See our website for Peanuts collections. And the Charles Schulz Peanuts Artists Edition, on sale [CSPAEH. $125, your price $85] – 2 copies left. Peanuts Every Sunday Volumes 1 and 2 are also on sale [PES01H, PES02H. $49.99, your price $29.99 each] – only one of each left.

Bargain-priced new collection. Recommended. By Robert Greenberger. From Batgirl to Wonder Woman, all of the greatest female characters of the DC Comics universe are paid homage. Broken down, moment by moment, readers are able to follow pivotal points in the development of their favorite heroines, from one or two for minor characters, to 11 for Wonder Woman, 7 for Batgirl, 3 for Black Canary. Overview of 100 notable scenes where women show just how tough they are. Key panels and pages are pulled from the silver and bronze age up to the present. Chartwell Books, 2018...More.

Item Code: DCSGMH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 304pg, Full Color

This is from the same publisher, Chartwell, that released these other bargain-priced editions:

Batman: The War Years 1939-1945 [BATWYH. $24.99]

Wonder Woman: The War Years 1941-45 [WONWYH. $24.99]

Wonder Woman: Amazon Hero Icon [WWAMH. $19.99, your price $11.99] – only 3 copies left

DC Comics Covergirls signed [DCCHS. $24.99[ – also just 3 copies left


Comics & Graphic Novels

BETTIE PAGE Halloween Special One Shot
Highly Recommended. By David Avallone and Leah Williams. Art by Julius Ohta and Fernando Ruiz. Is a Boston artist in contact with godlike space invaders, or is he just nuts? Here is the latest chapter in writer David Avallone's secret diary of Bettie Page! In "Pickman's Supermodel," Bettie finds her own H.P. Lovecraft monsters in a story that is exceptionally well drawn and looks like fun. In between modeling stints for fetish mags, Bettie find this strange artist, Mr. Pickman, who quickly proves to be a madman on a mission. But our girl is prepared to handle him, though not necessarily the Cthulhu-style monsters he's summoned forth. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: BPHSP
Comic, 7x9, 40pg, Full Color

VAMPIRELLA Halloween Special One Shot
By Scott Lobdell and Blake Northcott. Art by Rapha Lobosco and Anthony Marques. Where Vampirella comes from they don't celebrate birthdays, so she had to choose her own. Is it any wonder she picked Halloween night? Unfortunately, her simple celebration is interrupted by—you guessed it—one of those pan-dimensional demonic invasions that often seem to take place on All Hallows Eve! And she turns up in disguise to stop the terror. In a second humorous story, a more animation/cartoon style Vampi gets even with unappreciative Halloween tricksters and a killer clown. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: VAHSP
Comic, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color

Recommended. By Jean "Moebius" Giraud. In this third and most surreal volume, Jean "Moebius" Giraud exists in an expansive, magical desert locale within his subconscious. He not only meets and talks with his own creations--like Stel, Blueberry, Major Grubert, and Arzak--but he encounters versions of himself from multiple decades and argues with them about art and creativity. This final volume also features the last interview segment about this strange series between the artist and Isabelle Giraud. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: INSM03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 276pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Volumes 1 and 2 are available at the same discounted price. See the website for more Moebius: several in Rare Books, a Stardom Print, the Edena series, graphic novels, Glamour International appearances, and Grateful Dead Comix #1!

Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Mark Buckingham. From New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner-award winning creator Mark Buckingham comes a graphic novel anthology of four stories. These dark and imaginative tales feature an odd and subtly linked world of the bizarre. One young lonely man seems to be losing his body to, well, someone else? A creepy old woman who feasts on raw meat has some startling secrets. A man is obsessed with a beautiful model who poses nude for skin mags, year after year, but never ages and can't be found. And a story within a story about ghosts, albeit Gaiman style with a twist. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: LIKEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 80pg, Full Color
$17.99 $15.99

More Neil Gaiman awaits, on the website.

ISOLA Chapter One
Collects #1-5. Highly Recommended. By Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl. Art by Karl Kerschl and Msassyk. "Brillant! An atmospheric and intriguing story with masterful art" -Frank Quitely. An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away--a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead. Gotham Academy creators Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl reunite with series colorist Msassyk for a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making. Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki. Image Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: ISOL01
Soft Cover, 6x10, 136pg, Full Color

If this looks interesting, check out more Miyazaki and anime/Japanese style art and graphic novels on our site. Some are spectacular!

Collects graphic novels Vol 1-3, 2016-17. By Margaret Atwood. Art by Johnnie Christmas. Internationally best-selling and respected novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas collaborate for a highly anticipated comic book and literary events! A genetic engineer caught in the middle of a chemical accident all of a sudden finds himself with superhuman abilities. With these new powers he takes on the identity of Angel Catbird and gets caught in the middle of a war between animal/human hybrids, previously hidden from his insular world. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, educational, and pulp- inspired superhero adventure--with a lot of cat puns. All-ages. Bonus 70 pages of art and variant covers. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: COMAC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 314pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99


Warehouse Finds & Publisher File Copies

GRAVEN IMAGES The Best of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Film Art
Closeout Price! Almost Gone! Highly Recommended. Introduction by Stephen King. A fine coffee table book collecting more than 500 works from sixty years of classic cult "B-films" posters. With an introduction by Stephen King, and special commentary by Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, and Clive Barker! For most of the 20th century, the film genre of fantasy and sci-fi has produced some of the finest poster art ever, from 1919 to the 1930s and on into the sixties: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Frankenstein, Psycho, Planet of the Apes, 2001: A Space Odyssey are just a few of the works here. Grove Press, 1992. Out of Print.. Note: May be price-clipped, with very slight dings to corners and slight scratches or creases to dust jackets....More.

Item Code: GRAVH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 240pg, Full Color
$50.00 $29.95

Publisher File Copies, 1974. Highly Recommended. By Alex Niño, Spain, Alcala, Bode, Spiegleman, Wilson, Sheridan, Shelton, Rand Holmes et al. In 1973 the first underground comics convention met the mainstream in Berkeley, California. A year later, the second show was celebrated with a program book with contributions from a host of creators. This is that book, sporting a wrap-around cover by Rand Holmes (spoofing the dealer's room!) and contributions from Alfredo Alcala, Rick Griffin, Alex Niño, Robert Williams, Jesse F. Santos, Steve Leialoha, Frank Brunner, Spain Rodriguez, Gilbert Shelton, Vaughn Bodé, Kim Deitch, Art Spiegelman, S. Clay Wilson, T. Bird, M. Nelson, Jay Kinney, John Workman, Dave Sheridan, Jack Jaxon, Trina Robbins, and many others. Rip Off Press/ Last Gasp, 1974. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Note: Some copies may have slightly curled covers. Overstreet grade fine/very fine (7.0) or better....More.

Item Code: TALBC
Comic, 7x10, 52pg, b&w

Publisher File Copy. Hand-numbered from 1500. Back in stock. Recommended. By Hal Foster. In 1971, Hal Foster wrote and drew his final page for his legendary Sunday page. Strip #1788, the culmination of his work that began in 1937, featured a huge final panel showing Val and his friends looking off into the distance, ready for new adventures. And they would have them, as the strip was carried on first by John Cullen Murphy, then by Gary Gianni, and now by Thomas Yeates. Never reproduced full Sunday page size anywhere else. Manuscript Press, Early 1980s...More.

Item Code: PVLP
na, 17x22, 1pg, Full Color

The publisher had given us four copies and we quickly sold them out. But he discovered more, so here it is available again.


New 2019 Calendars

Highly Recommended. By Lewis Caroll. Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a beloved fantasy tale, with the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat enjoying an enduring legacy in popular imagination. Including well-chosen, major works by Arthur Rackham, John Tenniel, Charles Folkard, Kay Nixon, Charles Robinson and Gwynedd Hudson, some of the most iconic scenes from the book are laid out in vivid glory in this wonderful wall calendar. We like it! One of the most diverse and best selected Alice calendars we've ever seen, and very well reproduced. Flame Tree, 2018...More.

Item Code: AL19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

ARTHUR RACKHAM 2019 Calendar
Recommended. Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the “Golden Age“ of British book illustration, which roughly encompassed the years from 1890–1918. Rackham's illustrations in this calendar are drawn from a variety of publications, including his best-known books like A Midsummer Night's Dream, Aesop's Fables, a mermaid scene from Undine, Gulliver's Travels, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures (1913). Flame Tree, 2018...More.

Item Code: AR19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

THOMAS COLE 2019 Calendar
Highly Recommended. If you like the work of Gustave Dore and John Martin, which offers panoramic scenes of both idealized landscapes and also touches on fantasy and the fantastic, look no further. In sun-drenched full color, Cole is THE nineteenth-century artist known best for his Romantic depictions of American landscapes. This wall calendar showcases 12 of his most fantastical, awe-inspiring scenes, including paintings from The Course of Empire and Voyage of Life series, as well as The Oxbow and The Titan's Goblet. Flame Tree, 2018...More.

Item Code: TC19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

I finally got to review a copy of the Dore Calendar, and I liked it so much I raised my evaluation to My Highest Recommendation. [GD19. $12.99]. Go the the website for more Alice in Wonderland and for more Arthur Rackham.


Coming in November

Signed & limited, 1000! By Roy Thomas and Stan Lee. A foreword by Stan Lee and in-depth career biography by Roy Thomas; complete facsimile comic book reprints of Stan's greatest hits and coveted rarities from throughout the decades, true to original size, tipped-in throughout the book; a separately bound reissue of Stan Lee's 1947 Secrets Behind the Comics! More than 1,000 images, including intimate photographs and artifacts from Stan and Joan Lee's personal archives, and new reproductions of original art and rare comic books. Printed on archival paper and presented in an acrylic slipcase. Taschen, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: STANLD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x18, 444pg, Full Color

FANTASTIC WORLDS The Art of William Stout Signed
Signed color bookplate! Highly Recommended. By Ed Leimbacher Introduction by Robert Williams. Includes a special full color illustrated bookplate exclusive to us, signed by Bill. From his cult movie posters to his epic paleoart, celebrate the life and work of William Stout with this stunning monograph featuring the most iconic artwork from the multi-talented muralist, illustrator, and designer. Bill has created a body of work that transcends genre, medium, and industry during his astonishing forty-year career. He has designed album covers for the Who and the Rolling Stones, worked on films ranging from Ralph Bakshi's Wizards to Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, and brought the world of the dinosaurs to life through highly acclaimed paleoart. Insight Editions, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: FANTWHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 304pg, Full Color

FANTASTIC WORLDS The Art of William Stout Deluxe
Limited to 500. Recommended. From his cult movie posters to his epic paleoart, celebrate the life and work of William Stout with this stunning monograph featuring the most iconic artwork from the multi-talented muralist, illustrator, and designer. This very special edition will come in a clam shell case, with bonus prints, signed. We don't yet know additional details, but Bill is supervising production, so this should be exceptional. We will pay shipping and insurance on orders within the U.S. Insight Editions, 2018. Due Dec/Jan. ...More.

Item Code: FANTWD
Hard Cover, 9x13, 304+pg, Full Color

See the website for more than 20 of Bill's signed sketchbooks, Dinosaur art books and more.


Coming in December

MARVEL KNIGHTS Daredevil Yellow, Spider-Man Blue, Hulk Gray, Captain America White Omnibus
By Jeph Loeb. Art by Tim Sale. All four of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's classic "color" masterpieces in one atmospheric hardcover! Blind acrobat Daredevil was inspired to heroism by the example of his prizefighter father - but Matt Murdock is a young man in love with Karen Page. Relive Daredevil's heartwarming, heartbreaking debut! Then, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy want to spend the rest of their lives together - but first, Spider-Man must run a gauntlet of his greatest foes. No matter how powerful the Incredible Hulk becomes, his heart can still be shattered by Betty Ross - the daughter of his greatest enemy! And Captain America battles beside his best friend Bucky behind enemy lines in World War II! Touching and insightful tales of super heroism from an Eisner Award-winning team! Marvel, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: MARKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 664pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00


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.

ARTHUR SZYK SOLDIER IN ART Hardcover [ARSZH. $54.95 $34.95].


NEIL GAIMAN'S GRAVEYARD BOOK Complete Deluxe Signed [NGGBD. $175.00 $125.00].



BILLIE HOLIDAY [BILHO. $19.99 $11.99].

IT'S ALL A BIT HEATH ROBINSON Re-Inventing The First World War [ITALL. $19.95 $12.95].


SHERLOCK HOLMES Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes [SHERHO. $8.99 $4.99].

TOMB RAIDER The Art and Making of the Film [TOMBRH. $39.95 $24.95].

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 full color original art page from Mike Ploog's Tom Sawyer [RB325]. I have just reduced the price from $650 to $450, which includes free shipping in the U.S. If it doesn't sell by November 8, I'm going to return it to the consigner.

For fantasy art lovers we have The Art of Richard Powers and The Making of Star Wars Episode 1.

Signed by the artist David Delamare is a beautiful copy of The Nutcracker.

For Betty Boop fans is a copy of The Fleischer Story, and for pin-up and pulp fans we have The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage.

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Mature Readers

My favorite item this week is an entirely new look at Eric Stanton & The History of the Bizarre Underground. It's very well done, with literally hundreds of reproductions of paperback covers, Sweeter Gwen strips, Ditko influenced art and more.

Dita Von Tease introduces Working Girls, a very unusual look at bordello life in Pennsylvania in 1892. In 200 intimate pictures and several serious essays, we get a glimpse of life for a “fallen woman” long before most other collections were ever assembled.

We also have a new Cavewoman with a Budd Root nude cover, Moving Day.

And last, a handsome Vintage Burlesque Calendar for 2019 with Lili St Cyr, Irma the Body, Gypsy Rose Lee, Syra Marty, Sally Rand, Gina Lollobridgida, and Naja Karamuru.

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We publish a color catalog every two months—if you’ve placed an order in the last 12 months, you will receive it hot off the press. If this is your first order, or if you’d like an extra copy, you can add one to your order: click here. Or call or send us your address and we’ll mail one to you. You can also download it here

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