Thursday, November 22, 2018

Infected by Art Volume 6, Jim Steranko’s Self-Created Man, E.C. Segar’s Thimble Theatre, Pogo Comics, a third League of Regrettables, Alex Ross is in Marvelocity and more!

The new Infected by Art Volume 6 is here! I find this an excellent companion/supplement to Spectrum, with different material and more emphasis on character and the figure. Also a surprising new Jim Steranko study, The Self-Created Man. A delightful oversized collection, E.C. Segar's Thimble Theatre, pre-Popeye!

Walt Kelly's Pogo Comics wraps up with Volume 6. A third League of Regrettables is here...this time, featuring sidekicks. The Marvel Art of Alex Ross is in Marvelocity. Another surprise, Wonder Woman and Batman star in an outstanding Celtic-related graphic novel. The Time Machine gets a new hardcover adaptation from France. Joss Whedon's Firefly Legacy features all new stories. Happy Turkey Day!

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Art Books

 
INFECTED BY ART Volume 6
Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Todd Spoor and Bill Cox. With a cover painting by Annie Stegg GerardInfected by Art contains one of the most diverse groups of artists ever selected by their jury. 274 artists are represented with works ranging from traditionally painted to digital, illustrations in pencil, pen and ink or gold leaf, to sculpted works. This is a more character-driven selection than Spectrum, with a strong emphasis on the figure, nudes, fantasy characters and horror.
Infected By Art, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: INA06H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 328pg, Full Color
$39.99

 
INFECTED BY ART Volume 6 Deluxe Signed
Signed by ten contributors & numbered from 100! Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Todd Spoor and Bill Cox. With a cover painting by Annie Stegg GerardInfected by Art contains one of the most diverse groups of artists ever selected by their jury. 274 artists are represented with works ranging from traditionally painted to digital, illustrations in pencil, pen and ink or gold leaf, to sculpted works. This is a more character-driven selection than Spectrum, with a strong emphasis on the figure, nudes, fantasy characters and horror. Bookplate laid in with ten signatures by the jury and editors. Infected By Art, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: INA06D
Hard Cover, 9x11, 328pg, Full Color
$60.00

Missing any back issues? See them on our website. I don't expect this signed edition to last very long.

 
MARVELOCITY The Marvel Comic Art of Alex Ross
Highly Recommended. Introduction by J. J. Abrams As he did for the DC characters in his art book MythologyAlex Ross now brings his dynamic, almost photo-realistic art to the heroes of the Marvel universe. Marvelocity includes more than 50 never-before-published sketches, paintings, photographs and working models, and other preparatory art, plus a 14-panel portfolio gallery of Marvel's most beloved characters. And Ross has written a new 10-page story pitting Spider-Man against the Sinister Six--the webslinger's most popular villains--that ends with a stunning twist. Spectacular fold-out jacket with five more full-sized panels, alternate covers! Pantheon, 2018...More.

Item Code: MARVMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 312pg, Full Color
$50.00 $39.95

 
LINLEY SAMBOURNE Illustrator and Punch Cartoonist
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Linley Sambourne. For more than forty years Linley Sambourne was a draftsman for the premiere English satire magazine Punch. He rose to ‘First Cartoonist' in his final decade, a significant contributor to late Victorian and Edwardian political satire. He also illustrated Kingsley's Water Babies and Friends and Foes from Fairyland. A hundred years on, the distinguished scholar Leonee Ormond has written an illuminating biography, using Sambourne's own copious records preserved in his house in Kensington, London—now a museum. Includes three nude photographs of his well-known models. Paul Holberton, 2010...More.

Item Code: LINSA
Soft Cover, 7x9, 312pg, Text/b&w
$50.00 $19.95

 

Graphic Novels

 
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Batman and Wonder Woman
Collects #1-6. Introduction by Jim Fitzpatrick. Highly Recommended. By Lliam Sharp. Art by Lliam Sharp, Romulo Fajardo Jr. Whoa, this is simply amazing. Fabled Irish fantasy artist Jim Fitzpatrick is credited by the incredible Liam Sharp as inspiration for this work, and it shows. At times it also reminds us of Barry Windsor-Smith's amazing Pre-Raphaelite paintings. This is really, really good. When a Celtic god's murder leads to a war between the fairy folk and a possible breach between worlds, Wonder Woman must find the murderer and keep the peace, and brings in Batman for help. Amidst settings in rural Europe and fairytale settings, the two Justice Leaguers must rely on each other to uncover a murder while meeting and battling legendary gods, witches and demons of Celtic myth and legend!! DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: BRAVBH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 152pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

This is a very, very handsome looking story. It deserves your attention. I will review it as soon as I can.

 
H.G. WELLS THE TIME MACHINE
Recommended. By Dobbs. Art by Mathieu Moreau. H. G. Wells‘ classic tale The Time Machine was one of the first stories ever to explore the notion of time travel. Now rediscover this incredible work of science fiction with a stunning, all-new graphic novel adaptation! It differs interestingly from the traditional Disney film and the story we're used to by now, offering enough alteration to keep your interest even if you are like me and know the story practically by heart. English translation of an original French novel, very well drawn with a younger Time Traveler and an unusual alternate ending. Insight Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: HGWTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 64pg, Full Color
$17.99 $16.50

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ART OF FANTASY, SCI-FI AND STEAMPUNK
Our Highest Recommendation. By Hiroshi Unno. The history of fantasy, science fiction and the origins of steampunk--from Romanticism in the 18th century to the modern era. This looks at writers, books and artists, exploring and illustrating masterpieces by William Blake, John Martin, Albert Robida, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Rackham, Charles and Heath Robinson, Lefler & Urban, the Oz books, Little Nemo and more. Nothing modern here, this begins and ends in the last two centuries, packed with really great artwork. PIE, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTFAN
Soft Cover, 7x10, 360pg, Full Color
$49.95

Looking for for more by H.G. Wells? Both the Time Machine [CI123. $9.99] and War of the Worlds [CI124H. $14.99, your price $7.99] in the Classics Illustrated series are in stock. And there is more H.G. Wells on the website, Steampunk art, and also Jules Verne's work.

 

Comics & Comic-Related

 
STERANKO The Self-Created Man
Highly Recommended. By James Romberger. Art by Jim Steranko. James Romberger's long-awaited examination of the comics and film work of Jim Steranko, America's first comic book auteur. It is presented in three parts---a biographical overview; a comprehensive interview with Steranko that articulates 144 graphic and narrative innovations found in his comics from 1966-1984; and a critical analysis of his film conceptualizations for Alain Resnais, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. Romberger's unique perspective offers an insightful and readable commentary about one of the most enigmatic and influential creators of our time. Ground Zero Books, 2018...More.

Item Code: STERSE
Soft Cover, 6x9, 162pg, Text/Partial Color
$24.00

We've just finally cancelled Steranko's Artist Editions, it was announced more than two years ago. But good news, on our website are a few more Steranko books, and we will be restocking his thought-to-be-out-of-print Steranko's History of the Comics Volume 2 in a month or so.

 
BETTIE PAGE #1 SET (Series 2)
Set of five variant covers--interior is the same--by John Royale, Scott Chantler, David Williams and Julius Ohta. By David Avallone. Art by Julius Ohta. The brand-new Queen of England has mysteriously vanished, and British Intelligence needs a helping hand from the world's greatest model spy! Can Bettie the First find Elizabeth the Second before the news gets out and panics all of Great Britain? Are UFOs involved? David Avallone (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) and Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes) present Bettie's return in "The Princess and The Pinup!" One of the five variant covers is a photograph of Bettie. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: BET01P
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea
$19.95

Here's the sets we have left from the first series—#1 is gone—and our other Bettie books.

 
NOT TO TOUCH THE EARTH Signed
Publisher File Copy, 2010. Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Dawn has many faces and wears many masks: this time she is a Faerie Queen, and Darrian Ashoka, Linsner's hero character, is a Knight who saves her from a demon. After her rescue, Dawn takes Darrian to the faerie realm, where he discovers unearthly delights and heavenly secrets. 2010 marked Dawn's 20th anniversary in print. This book celebrates that with an essay by Linsner and pin-ups by himself, Michael Golden, Adam Hughes, Brian Stelfreeze, Jay Geldoff, Greg Williams and Michael Turner. Images, 2010...More.

Item Code: NOTTOS
Comic, 7x10, 44pg, Full Color
$20.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
GIRLS & GODDESSES
Closeout Price! The Pin-Up Art of Joseph Michael Linsner. Highly Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Wow, have we got a bargain for you. Linsner's first art collection, in hardcover, at half price! Well known for his Dawn graphic novels, portfolios, convention books and prints, Linsner has taken his sexy girls one step further in this ode to female beauty. He captures the voluptuous, perfect female form, the goddess among women, much like fellow good-girl illustrator Dave Stevens once did. Beautiful, artfully done pin-ups in an assortment of skin-tight costumes and poses. Luscious curvy beauties and hard bodied heroines as vampires and bad girls! Plus full nudes. Linsner's art is fun and sexy, and these are all superbly finished paintings. Image, 2007. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GLSH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 112pg, Full Color
$29.99 $15.95

 
THE LEAGUE OF REGRETTABLE SIDEKICKS
Recommended. By Jon Morris. More than one hundred of the strangest sidekicks in comics history, complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary. Forgotten helpers like Thunderfoot (explosive-soled assistant to the Human Bomb), super-pets like Frosting (polar bear pal of space hero Norge Benson), fan favorites like Rick Jones (sidekick to half of the Marvel Universe), and obscure partners of iconic heroes (Superman Junior? Really!?). Includes pernicious profiles of henchmen and minions, the sidekicks of the supervillain world. Casual comics readers and diehard enthusiasts alike will relish the hilarious commentary and vintage art from obscure old comics. Quirk, 2018...More.

Item Code: LERSKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x9, 254pg, Full Color
$24.95 $21.95

The other two books in this series are Regrettable Superheroes and Regrettable Super Villains [LERSH and LERSVH, $24.95, your price $21.95 each].

 
DC COMICS DETECTIVE COMICS The Complete Covers Volume 1
Highly Recommended. Explore the origin of Batman as well as pre-Batman Detective Comics in this miniature art book. Here are the first 300 covers, from April 1937 with #1, to Feb, 1962, just after comics went from ten to twelve cents cover price! It's comic book history with fun and very, very cool covers. The first 26 issues are now icons themselves, before Batman, with Fu Manchu and hardy, two-fisted detectives and criminals. Then follow Batman from lone warrior to Robin's start, through the creation of the Batmobile, first cover appearances of Clayface, Catwoman, The Joker, The Penguin, Riddler, Two-Face, on and on. Insight Editions, 2018...More.

Item Code: DCDET01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 3x4, 304pg, Full Color
$11.99

The upcoming book Detective Comics Before Batman Slipcase [DETCBH. $150, your price $125] will offer both covers AND all the stories from Detective Comics #1-27. We've haven't got this up on the website quite yet, but watch for it soon. It's coming in March.

 

Comic Book Archives

 
WALT KELLY'S POGO The Complete Dell Comics Volume 6
Collects Pogo #15-16, Four Color #254, Our Gang #6 and the unpublished "Giants of Siants." Highly Recommended. By Walt Kelly. Walt Kelly's Pogo first appeared in Animal Comics, in Dell's Four Color series, and finally in its own title, Pogo Possum, in 1949. This sixth volume finishes off the complete reprints with Pogo Parade, a Pogo story from Our Gang #6, a Pogo Christmas Story from Four Color #254, an unpublished Pogo story, an unpublished Pogo Possum cover, original art from the series, including complete stories and a superlative full color gallery containing all of the Pogo Possum covers and bonus art! Hermes Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: WKP06H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 192pg, Full Color
$50.00 $42.50

Four previous volumes remain available. Vol 1 [$50, your price $42.50], Vol 3-4 [$60, your price $54.95 each], and Vol 5 [$50, your price $42.50]. Volume 2 is out of print.

Also available is Fantagraphics series collecting the newspaper strips, individual volumes and slipcased sets. We have several of the scarce Pogo hardcovers from Gregg Press in Rare Books but they are not up on the website yet. If interested, email Todd (todd@budsartbooks.com).

 
THIMBLE THEATRE AND THE PRE-POPEYE CARTOONS OF E.C. SEGAR
Highly 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...More.

Item Code: THIMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x17, 125pg, Full Color
$85.00

More of Segar and Popeye is on the website.

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
LITTLE NEMO Dream Another Dream
Back in Stock at a great new Sale Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Bill Sienkiewicz, Charles Vess, P. Craig Russell, David Mack et al. Contemporary artists pay tribute to this beloved and imaginative Sunday page. They have created 118 entirely new Little Nemo pages, all full Sunday page size! Contributors also include Paul Pope, J.H. Williams III, Carla Speed McNeil, Peter Bagge, Dean Haspiel, Farel Dalrymple, Marc Hempel, Nate Powell, Jeremy Bastian, Jim Rugg, Ron Wimberly, Scott Morse, David Petersen, J.G. Jones, Mike Allred, Dean Motter, Yuko Shimizu, Roger Langridge, Craig Thompson, and Mark Buckingham, among many others. Locust Moon, 2014...More.

Item Code: LNDRH
Hard Cover, 16x21, 144pg, Full Color
$124.99 $45.00

This would make a perfect and a very impressive Christmas gift. It's huge, it's all new stories of Nemo, and its been very popular since the price went down to almost 2/3's off. ‘Nuff said.

 
FIREFLY Legacy Edition Volume 1
Collects seven complete episodes, 2005-2012. Highly Recommended. By Joss Whedon. Art by Zack Whedon, Patton Oswalt et al. Serenity rides again, in these official sequels, several by Joss Whedon himself. Buried histories and secret identities are revealed, along with all the heist-takin', authority-dodgin', death-defyin' space-cowboyin' you've been missing from your life, as this ragtag crew of mercenaries, outlaws, and fugitives travel the stars in search of their next adventure. Cool all-new stories plus outstanding variant covers by Dan Dos Santos, Jo Chen (several), Steve Morris, Adam Hughes (several), Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips, J.G. Jones, Joe Quesada, John Cassaday. Boom!, 2018...More.

Item Code: FIRE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

 
DISNEY MASTERS Volume 5 Mickey Mouse The Phantom Blot's Double Mystery
Recommended. By Guido Martina. Art by Romano Scarpa. Mickey's diabolical arch-enemy--the Phantom Blot--is on the loose! But when Mickey, Goofy, and Chief O'Hara set out to stop his crime spree, there's something they don't know: The Blot has Mickey hypnotized--our hero is unknowingly doing the bad guy's bidding! Also in this anthology of Scarpa's best, Mickey goes on a wild sea adventure as a deckhand in “The Eternal Flame of Kalhoa”--and Scrooge McDuck takes Donald and the kids along on an alligator-infested adventure to Malaya--and also meets his old flame, Brigitta MacBridge. Fantagraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: DM05H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 178pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

See our website for more Disney Masters as well as slipcased sets of two volumes, 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6.

 
FURTHER ADVENTURES OF RED SONJA Volume 1
By Roy and Dann Thomas, Doug Moench, Frank Thorne et al. Featuring a collection of stories from the original Marvel Comics series in Savage Sword of Conan, with each page painstakingly re-mastered for this volume! Plus, legendary Red Sonja writer and former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Roy Thomas provides an introduction. With Esteban Maroto, Howard Chaykin, John Buscema, Barry Smith, Ernie Chan, Neal Adams, Pablo Marcos et al. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: FUR01
Soft Cover, 200pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

 

New and On Sale

 
CARTOON COUNTY My Father and His Friends in The Golden Age of Cartoon Make Believe
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Cullen Murphy. Now on sale, as heard on NPR's Fresh Air. For a period of about fifty years, many of the nation's top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone's throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut. Here lived a tight-knit group of creators responsible for Superman, Beetle Bailey, Snuffy Smith, Rip Kirby, Hagar the Horrible, Hi and Lois, Nancy, The Wizard of Id, The Heart of Juliet Jones, and Joe Palookaamong others. Written by John Cullen Murphy's son, who grew up in this amazing era as his father first drew Big Ben Bolt and then was tapped by Hal Foster to take over Prince Valiant. FSG, 2017...More.

Item Code: CARCH
Hard Cover, 8x9, 260pg, Partial Color
$27.00 $14.99

 
BRITISH POSTERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Richard Slocombe. One hundred posters, a great many fresh and entirely new to us, from this amazing period. Some proclaimed in bold type that “Victory of the Allies is assured” and featured stalwart British soldiers alongside exaggerated enemy figures. Others, however, hung on the walls of bus and railway stations, town halls, and pubs, called for continued self-sufficiency, urging Britons to raise chickens, conserve and repair, join the Wacs and Wrens. As the threat of espionage became extreme, posters cautioned soldiers and civilians alike against talking about the war: “Furtive Fritz is always listening” warned one; another, “Keep mum--she's not so dumb.” IWM, 2015...More.

Item Code: BRITPO
Soft Cover, 7x9, 88pg, Partial Color
$20.00 $9.95

 
THE DEFINITIVE BETTY BOOP
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Max Fleischer. Art by Bud Counihan. Introduction by Brian Walker. Before Marilyn and Madonna, Betty booped and wriggled her way into hearts with her unique mix of wide-eyed innocence and sensuality. Even while her short cartoons were making history, she was also starring in a full color Sunday Page--125 of them here. Plus 160 dailies. Here is a naïve young chorus girl and star, trying hard to survive in Hollywood, amidst the screwballs, crazy directors and looney actors....essentially, the creators were spoofing their own industry with the delectable Ms. Boop as the innocent heroine. Titan, 2015...More.

Item Code: DEFBBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 240pg, Partial Color
$39.95 $19.95

 

Stocking Stuffer Suggestions

The Little Book of...series from Taschen offers something for just about anyone—and under $10:

Wonder Woman by Paul Levitz, and all these Marvel titles are written by former Editor-in-chief Roy Thomas: Spider-Man, The Avengers, Captain America, The X-Men, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man.

There's also a G-rated Little Book of Bettie Page which is fun and The Little Books of Vargas, of Gil Elvgren and of Peter Driben (this is OP, we've just 3 left)..and one more adult title for the more daring gift.

Our latest catalog, see below, has four pages of Christmas Gift suggestions, in all categories, beginning on page 23. You can download it here.

 

Coming in January

 
STEVE CANYON Volume 9 1963-64
Dailies and Sundays. By Milton Caniff. Six white horses laid a President to rest as a nation wept, but Milton Caniff knew that a man-and a nation-must carry on. In these stories from 1963-64, the globetrotting Steve Canyon foils diabolical enemy plots in half a dozen countries. Steve goes undercover in Turkey, tries not to get clawed by his old "friend" Cheetah during an encounter in western Mexico, and tackles a communist plot in Africa. IDW, 2018. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: SC09H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 336pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

Volumes 1, 3, 4, 7 and 8 are available and in stock. We can get 2 and 6 as special order items. Volume 5 is out of print. See the website for more by Caniff and more related to his work.

 

Mature Readers

All the Stefan Soell books have sold so well, we brought back one, Bavarian Landlust, and found out the out-of-print Waldlust was back in print. so we brought that one in also.

So two new titles just in case you missed them. Here are our other Soell titles, and here are all of our nude photography books.

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News and Notes

 
Our annual Holiday Sale email went out Monday evening, November 19. If you didn't get it, you can see it here on our blog. I discovered too late that I had not reviewed the descriptions for the new Bill Schelly titles that went on sale. I've just finished that, so if you click here, you'll see vastly improved descriptions AND lots of extra scans for each title.

Stan Lee in Memorium

With the passing of Stan Lee last week, his upcoming Taschen book written by Roy Thomas quickly sold out, from us and also from the publisher. We ordered extra copies but they were quickly spoken for.

Also sold out is the limited signed edition of his graphic novel/autobiography Amazing! Fantastic! Incredible! We have two copies of the trade edition [AFIH. $30] in stock and more coming soon.

The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Went Underground Deluxe is signed by Stan and by Denis Kitchen [BECBD. $125]. This is a special order item, so we have none in stock, but as far as we know, we can still get copies if you want to reserve one.

The poster we offered last week also sold out within two days. We don't have anything else signed by Stan, but on the website are plenty of Marvel Masterworks, Omnibus Editions, Epic Collections and Artist's Editions with his work.


Short takes on recent books:

Mort Cinder by Oesterheld and Breccia

Gorgeous fine-line artwork, and a very strange story of an old antiquarian dealer who somehow gets wrapped up with a man who cannot die...Mort Cinder. As the multiple stories develop, our elderly protagonist actually goes along with Mort into the past to experience World War I and other historic events. Very strange, very unique. I'd always heard good things about this strip, and it has not disappointed. Love the art.


Isola by Branden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl

I really enjoyed this. It collects the first five chapters of the Image comics series, but it's entirely in animation style art—rich, detailed, not unlike a Miyazaki film. The princess has been cursed and turned into an enormous tiger. Her loyal-to-the-death first warrior is her sole protection as they travel the wilderness, trying to escape from unnatural forces that want only to eliminate the last crown ruler. It's an unpredictable and special story, and although this first sequence covers a lot of ground, I'm eager to see what is to come for our very special pair of heroines.

~Bud

 

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Black Friday's here early, lots of all-new on-sale books, Bill Schelly, Taschen white sale, Joseph Michael Linsner, Krazy Kat, Darwyn Cook, and bargains galore!

Here’s our Black Friday Sale--early so you have time to check it out over the holiday. We’ve got a batch of all-new on-sale books here. First of all, writer Bill Schelly made us an offer we couldn’t refuse on his Hamster Press imprints about the history of comics fandom and early fan strips, plus the Best of Alter Ego. He signed a limited number of each book for us, enough to last at least through this sale. See his other current books here.
Second up, Taschen just had a white sale, much like the Calla/Dover White Sale you saw recently. It’s mostly mature books, so it’s way down at the end of the list.
Third, a remainder house offered us a nice batch of comics-related books and graphic novels. The best of the bunch is Girls and Goddesses, Joseph Michael Linsner’s 2007 pin-up book, in hardcover. There’s also Krazy KatIn the Studio, and DC Comics: The Art of Darwyn Cook.
Some items are our own closeouts and are low in stock, so act now to get the best selection. At the very bottom below, you can now search ALL of our Closeouts, some 800 titles. But we’ve also grouped these for you by price: Under $5.00 (46 items),  Under $10, and Under $20, for bargain hunting. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. You should have our latest catalog in your mailbox within a few days, or download it here.
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Comic Archives & Graphic Novels

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY SOLO CLASSIC Omnibus
By Various. Cover art by Alex Ross. Who were they before they met? Find out in this complete collection of their earliest appearances! Drax's solo mission is to destroy Thanos--with the Avengers' help. Plus, the space-faring adventures of the legendary Star-Lord! Rocket Raccoon's quest in the Keystone Quadrant! And Groot tries to conquer Earth?! Marvel, 2015...More.

Item Code: GUAGH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 1122pg, Full Color
$125.00 $69.00

BOOKS OF MAGIC 1
Collects #1-13, 1993-95. Recommended. By John Ney Rieber. Art by Peter Gross, Gary Amaro and Peter Snejbjerg. Covers by Charles Vess. Continuing Neil Gaiman’s iconic series, the complete chronicles of Tim Hunter are finally brought together in a definitive new trade paperback. Once, Timothy Hunter was just an ordinary 13-year-old boy living in suburban London. Then four legendary sorcerers took him on a journey beyond time and space, and his life changed forever. Traveling through realms long consigned to myth and legend, he also discovered an unsettling truth about his future: like it or not, fate has decreed that young Tim is destined to become the world’s greatest magician! Vertigo, 2017...More.

Item Code: BOMA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, Full Color
$34.99 $24.99

SAX ROHMER'S DOPE By Trina Robbins
Highly Recommended. Foreword by C. Spike Trotman. Afterword by Colleen Doran. A talented young actress becomes fatally ensnared in London's mysterious and glittery drug culture of the early 20th century. A classic and obscure story by the famous creator of Fu Manchu, adapted into a short graphic novel in Eclipse Magazine back in 1981, and out of print ever since. Includes a fascinating, highly illustrated Afterword by Doran and a long background essay by Jon Cooke, "Sex, Drugs and The Yellow Peril,"  that puts this all in context, including a look at the "Devil Doctor in the Comics." Nudity and adult themes. IDW, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DOPT
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 80pg, b&w
$24.99 $14.99

THE GRAPHIC CANON OF CRIME AND MYSTERY Volume 1
From Sherlock Holmes to a Clockwork Orange to Jo Nesbø¸. Recommended. Edited by Russ Kick. The first of two thick, impressive volumes retelling highpoints of classic crime and mystery works, by a wide variety of comic book artists. Organized thematically, this opens with "The Act" (think In Cold Blood and A Clockwork Orange), followed by sections dedicated to "Criminals," "Whodunit," "Judgment" (Scarlet Letter, anyone?), and "Punishment." Here you'll find stunning and suspenseful adaptations starring Sherlock Holmes, Auguste Dupin, Hercule Poirot, etc. Seven Stories Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: GRC01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 342pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $14.95

SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS Signed
Illustrated bookplate signed by editor & contributor Hope Nicholson. Recommended. By Margaret Atwood, Marjorie Liu, Mariko Tamaki, et al. A non-fiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female comics creators. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Marguerite Bennett (Marvel's A-Force), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona Marjorie Liu & Monstress), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and over fifty more creators. Delightfully funny, revealing, naive, poignant tales of love and the comics nerd (girl). Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: SECLS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 280pg, Full Color
$14.99 $7.50

BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN
Collects Batman and Harley Quinn #1-7 and Harley Quinn and Batman #1-5. By Ty Templeton, Jeff Parker et al. Art by Rick Burchett, Luciano Vecchio et al. Harley Quinn's name has always been linked with The Joker. But when The Joker pushes Harley's buttons, she rats him out...to Batman. Before Batman can haul Harley off to Arkham Asylum, her best friend Poison Ivy swoops in and rescues her. Harley and Ivy soon begin a plot of their own against Batman. Harley just wants to have a little fun while she and Ivy scheme against Bats...but all-business Ivy isn't having it. Harley sets out to prove that she's more than Mistah J's henchwoman and Ivy's lackey. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: BATHQH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

PRIDELANDS Rival Tribes
Limited, 500! Highly Recommended. By Lance HaunRogue. Art by Daren Bader. Imagine the demi-god like Tarzan reinvented as an extremely intelligent, centaur-like tiger, complete with arms and deadly prowess with a spear. He and his tribe are battling otherworldly, prehistoric-looking creatures in a beautiful but deadly fantasy world. See where Tribes of Kai began with this behind-the-scenes artbook. This story was written by Lance and painted by Daren in 1998, then published in Frank Frazetta: Fantasy Illustrated Magazine #4 and #5. Flesk, 2015...More.

Item Code: PRIDL
Soft Cover, 8x11, 48pg, Partial Color
$20.00 $7.50

WONDER WOMAN THE TRUE AMAZON
By Jill Thompson. See Wonder Woman like you’ve never seen her before in an original graphic novel from Eisner Award-winning writer and artist Jill Thompson. Join Princess Diana in her early years, as she develops into the formidable hero we know and love. Young Diana has the fawning attention of her nation, but she soon grows spoiled and ungrateful. When a series of tragic events takes its toll, Diana must learn to grow up, take responsibility, and seize her destiny. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: WWTAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$22.99 $14.99

THE HEAP Volume 3
1951-52. Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas. Art by Ernie Schroeder. 29 more wild, pre-code adventures of the original swamp monster. Almost 20 years before DC's Swamp Thing brought Bernie Wrightson to fan acclaim, The Heap was creeping around towns and highways and righting wrongs, nicely eliminating bad guys (this was before the code) and all without a word of his own. He was the Frankenstein of the swamp, featured in the back pages of Airboy Comics and actually the result of a lost German pilot who was melded in swamp water and vegetation! PS Artbooks, 2013...More.

Item Code: HEA03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$48.00 $9.95

PRE-CODE CLASSICS WEIRD ADVENTURES THRILLERS Volume 1
Collects Weird Adventures #1, 1951, and Weird Thrillers # 1-5, 1951-1952. Highly Recommended. By Frank Giacola, Alex Toth, Murphy Anderson, Sy Barry et al. Sporting what must surely be one of the finest (albeit short) runs of painted covers, Ziff Davis's Weird Thrillers and the one-shot (numbered 10, go figure) Weird Adventures remain one of the field's most overlooked entries. Until now. Here also are Gene Colan, Bob Powell, Geroge Tuska, Bill Everett and Joe Kubert! These issues are in a class by themselves, as well as being some great sci-fi, fantasy and horror. And, oh, the covers...each one is a gem. PS Artbooks, 2016...More.

Item Code: PCWAT01H
7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$59.99 $39.99

CLEAR BLUE TOMORROWS
By Fabien Vehlmann. Art by Ralph Meyer, Bruno Gazzotti. When a traveller from the future recounts his memories, it’s a vision both frightening and touching that unrolls before us. In the future, the entire population is under a de facto dictatorship because of cerebral implants invented by one F.G. Wilson. Nolan Ska, an engineer, travels back in time, with the intention of changing history by encouraging Wilson's first career: novelist. But Wilson is a poor writer, so it will be up to Nolan to use his own memories to be his ghost writer...An offbeat French graphic novel, drawn with a light touch and humor,  in the style of Mézières' Valerian. Cinebook, 2016...More.

Item Code: CLBT
Soft Cover, 7x10, 64pg, Full Color
$15.95 $9.95

CAGES (Second Edition)
By Dave McKean. Best known for his collaborations with Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean defied expectations with his debut as writer and artist in CAGES, winner of multiple awards for Best Graphic Album. Filled with complex characters, intriguing flights of fancy and all the quirky visuals you'd expect from the director of MirrorMask (Sony, 2005), CAGES is McKean's magnum opus. It chronicles the intersecting lives of a painter, a writer and a musician living in the same apartment building, a rumination on art, God, cats and the cages we build for ourselves. Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: CGES
Soft Cover, 9x11, 504pg, Two Color
$29.99 $15.00

STARDUST KID
All-Ages Fantasy. By J.M. DeMatteis Art by Mike Ploog. Collected for the first time since 2008, in a new format and with a new introduction by DeMatteis. A child wakes up to learn his city has transformed into an urban forest, and he and his friends must figure out why they are now in a new land filled with a magic older than time. Now four children must band together in order to restore their families (let alone our planet!) if they’re to solve the great mystery of . . . The Stardust Kid. This is their fan-favorite follow-up to Abadazad! Archaia, 2017...More.

Item Code: STARKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$24.99 $10.00

HARLEQUIN VALENTINE (Second Edition)
Highly Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by John Bolton. A bargain-priced hardcover presents the story of the legendary commedia dell'arte, beautifully redesigned. And Neil Gaiman performs his usual magic, enchanced by the fine photo-realistic and yet fantasy art of the great John Bolton. When a buffoonish Harlequin offers his heart to the beautiful, oblivious Columbine, neither of them is prepared for the charming surprise that awaits them both! Set in the present day, it's a surreal little tale of of beauty and, well, the very strange character of Harlequin. Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: HARVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color
$12.99 $6.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA MARVEL KNIGHTS Volume 1
Collects Captain America #1-16, 2002. Highly Recommended. By John Ney Rieber, and Chuck Austen. Art by John Cassaday, Trevor Hairsine, and Jae Lee. Superbly drawn with what looks like a GREAT storyline! Cap gets the critically acclaimed Marvel Knights treatment! In the aftermath of 9/11, Cap--already a man out of time--must adjust once again to a terrifying new global landscape. But he does have a stunning red-headed lady broadcaster, a new blonde love-interest, Nick Fury, The Avengers, and The Red Skull who all play key roles here. Marvel, 2016...More.

Item Code: CAMK01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 408pg, Full Color
$34.99 $14.99

THE DIVINE
By Boaz Lavie. Art by Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka. Mark's out of the military these days, with his boring, safe civilian job doing explosives consulting. But you never really get away from war. So it feels inevitable when his old army buddy Jason comes calling, with a lucrative military contract for a mining job in an obscure South-East Asian country called Quanlom. They'll have to operate under the radar--Quanlom is being torn apart by civil war, and the US military isn't strictly supposed to be there. First Second, 2015...More.

Item Code: DIVIN
Soft Cover, 6x8, 160pg, Full Color
$19.99 $7.50

DARK HORSE & DC JUSTICE LEAGUE Volume 2
Predators, Green Lantern, Tarzan, Batman, Catwoman, Young Justice League and Spyboy. Recommended. By John Ostrander, Ron Marz and Peter David. Art by Graham Nolen, Randy Elliot, Rick Leonardi et al. In this collection of DC Comics crossovers, Dark Horse brings never republished material featuring a host of heroes back to fans in a single volume. The JLA take on the most frightening hunters in the universe—the Predators—in adaptive superhero form! Batman teams up with Tarzan to resist the claws of the Catwoman as two orphan heroes protect their own jungles--with the best artwork in the collection. It's really sharp. Kyle Rayner must don the mantle of Green Lantern to turn back the tide of Aliens that Hal Jordan once permitted to live. Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: DCDJL02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 336pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.50

JACKY'S DIARY Signed Hurt
Signed & inscribed bookplate! 1959-60. Recommended. By Jacky Mendelsohn. Foreword by Mort Walker. The complete run of the hysterically funny and whimsical strip by Jack Mendelsohn, of life from a nine-year-old's point of view--and art to match. Jack moved on and was soon writing for Carol Burnett, Bill Cosby, Mad magazine, and the Beatles movie Yellow Submarine! Includes a fascinating behind-the-scenes intro by Jack, a heartfelt foreword by Beetle Bailey's Mort Walker and by Mama's Mel Lazarus. Each bookplate is not only signed but personally inscribed. IDW, 2013. . Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: JACDHSR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x9, 192pg, Full Color
$39.99 $14.99

THE DARK HORSE COMICS/DC SUPERMAN
Recommended. By Dan Jurgens, Chuck Dixon and Mike Allred. Art by Dan Jurgens, Mike Allred, Kevin Nowlan et al. Between 1991 and 2007 Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics collaborated on an unprecedented level, pitting their top franchises against one another in no-holds-barred throwdowns! In this first Dark Horse collection of these epic battles, Superman takes on AliensTarzan, and Mike Allred’s Madman! Over 400 pages of material containing four full Superman story arcs from Dan Jurgens, Chuck Dixon, and Mike Allred, original covers, pin up and sketchbook art from the original creative teams. Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: DHSUP
Soft Cover, 7x10, 416pg, Full Color
$24.99 $10.00

YOUNG ROMANCE Volume 2 The Early Simon & Kirby Romance Comics
Compiled from Young Romance #1-10 & Young Love #2, 1947-49. Highly Recommended. Introduction by Bill Schelly. If you love S&K's work on Fighting American andStuntman, and crime comics like Justice Traps the Guilty, Headline, this is in the same style, just as beautifully drawn and well written and from just the same years, right after WWII. Our boys avoided many of the romance clichés that would soon appear in competitors' comics--these are the comics that kicked off the romance genre. Often as dynamic as anything they ever did. In fact, there are gangsters, hoodlums and the ultimate bad girls here that with just a tweak or two could have appeared in those other titles. Fantagraphics, 2014...More.

Item Code: YOR02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 200pg, Full Color
$29.99 $12.99

XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS All Roads
Collects Xenia Warrior Princess Vol 2 #1-6. By Genevieve Valentine. Art by Ariel Medel. Television's Xena: Warrior Princess is back for swashbuckling new adventures! Xena and Gabrielle have been missing for twenty-five years. The power of Rome is growing; Caesar is determined to conquer by lies what he can't conquer by force. Our heroines return to stop him before they have to wage war against a man they once called a friend.  Xena will confront her past against a rogue band of women warriors, and Gabrielle, whose secret visions are becoming prophecy, will have to protect her partner at any cost. Dynamite, 2016...More.

Item Code: XENWP
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$19.99 $11.99

LEX LUTHOR A Celebration of 75 Years
Recommended. By Roger L Stern, Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger et al. Art by Joe Shuster, Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson, Gil Kane et al. For the past 75 years, Superman has faced intergalactic generals, robot powerhouses and psychotic superhuman villains, but his most dangerous enemy? The richest man in Metropolis: Lex Luthor. He's Superman's most implacable foe. This new hardcover includes every phase of Luthor's history, from mad scientist to corrupt captain of industry, from president of the United States to member of the Justice League! DC, 2015...More.

Item Code: LEX75H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 343pg, Full Color
$39.99 $19.99

DICK TRACY FEATURE BOOK #4 The Detective
Warehouse find, 1982. Limited edition reprint. By Chester Gould. The very first DT Feature Book from 1937, and one of the earliest-ever DT collections as a complete comic book. With the huge popularity of Dick Tracy, Dell quickly jumped on the comics bandwagon and began collecting the daily strips. The results were these Feature Books, published by Dell Comics in 1937-38 and collecting complete or nearly complete episodes in one issue. Although the interiors were stil black & white, like the strips themselves, the covers were in glorious color and the size, 9x12, was striking for fans of the times. This is a facsimile reprinting of the original comic. Pacific Comics Club, 1982...More.

Item Code: DTDET04
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, b&w
$14.95 $9.95

DICK TRACY FEATURE BOOK #9 And The Famon Boys
Warehouse find, 1982. Limited edition reprint. By Chester Gould. With the huge popularity of Dick Tracy, Dell quickly jumped on the comics bandwagon and began collecting the daily strips. The results were these Feature Books, published by Dell Comics in 1937 and 1938 and collecting complete or nearly complete episodes in one issue. Although the interiors were still black & white, like the strips themselves, the covers were in glorious color and the size, 9x12, was striking for fans of the times. This is a facsimile reprinting of the original comic. Pacific Comics Club, 1982...More.

Item Code: DTFB09
Soft Cover, 8x11, 72pg, b&w
$14.95 $9.95

CLASSICS SPITFIRE COMICS Volume 2
Recommended. Art by Paul Cooper, Jerry Iger, Robert Webb et al. Another 1945 rarity from the publisher of the original Classics Illustrated. This issue features the lovely American pilot and spy Spitfire Sanders, who crash-lands in Germany and takes on an entire fortress of Nazis single-handed, to stop them stealing a new explosive. Also: Happy Daze, The Flying Marine; Kid Crash; Drop Towers; and Flyin' Flagg. Jack Lake, 2015...More.

Item Code: CSC2
Soft Cover, 7x9, 52pg, Full Color
$15.00 $10.00

PICTORIAL CONFESSIONS #1
Replica edition. Originally published 1949. Recommended. By Matt Baker. This title began in 1949 with this issue and continued for 24 issues, from the renowned publisher St. John. Their entire romance line is today known for its superior stories by Dana Dutch and stellar Matt Baker artwork. Baker contributes three stories and the cover in this debut issue: "I Threw Away My Reputation," "My Double Life" and "Two-Timing." Canton Street, 2016...More.

Item Code: PICR01
Soft Cover, 8x10, 32pg, Full Color
$14.99 $9.99

BEFORE WATCHMEN Minutemen and Silk Spectre
Collects Minuteman #1-6, Silk Spectre #1-4, 2012-13. Recommended. By Darwyn Cooke. Art by Amanda Conner. The controversial, long-awaited prequels to the best-selling graphic novel of all-time are finally here! For over twenty years, the back stories of the now-iconic characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's landmark graphic novel had been the subject of much debate and theorizing. Now, DC Comics assembles their top creators to delve deeper into the world of Watchmen, starting with this first volume about the surprisingly sensual and confused Silk Spectre, and the first days of the retro superhero team, The Minutemen. DC, 2016. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BEFWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 264pg, Full Color
$29.99 $24.99

ALONE By Christophe Chabouté
Massive 368 pages! Available in English for the first time—the internationally bestselling graphic novel and an Official Selection at France’s prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival by master illustrator-storyteller Chabouté (Park Bench, Moby-Dick). On a tiny lighthouse island far from the rest of the world, a lonely hermit lives out his existence. Every week a supply boat leaves provisions, its occupants never meeting him. Who is he? Why does he hide? Why not leave? What is it like to be so alone? Gallery 13, 2017...More.

Item Code: ALON
Soft Cover, 7x9, 370pg, b&w
$25.00 $14.95

VALERIAN AND LAURELINE On the Frontiers
Book 13 in the series. Recommended. By Pierre Christin. Art by Jean-Claude Mézières. Two agents of 24th century Earth patrol space and time to safeguard both the planet’s future and its past. One of the most influential science-fiction comic series of the past 40 years! On an interstellar cruise ship, a mysterious individual is working hard to get to Earth. On Earth, Valerian is exploring a nuclear reactor. Since the disappearance of Galaxity, he’s been forced to make a living by putting his advanced knowledge and equipment to good use. But danger is on the way... Cinebook, 2016...More.

Item Code: VAL13
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color
$15.95 $9.95

VALERIAN AND LAURELINE The Circles of Power
Book 15 in the series. Originally edition 1994. Recommended. By Pierre Christin. Art by Jean-Claude Mézières. Broke, without a job, their ship almost a scrap heap, Valerian and Laureline are stuck on Rubanis, unable to pay for repairs. So when a trio of old acquaintances introduces them to the head of the local police, who is looking for independent agents for a risky – but well-paid – mission, they accept readily enough. But Rubanis is the most corrupt planet in the entire galaxy. Cinebook, 2017...More.

Item Code: VAL15
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color
$15.95 $9.95

DARK SHADOWS The Complete Original Series Volume 4
Collects #22-28, 1973-74. By Donald Arneson and Arnold Drake. Art by Joe Certa. Here is the fourth of five volumes collecting the complete Gold Key Comics series. A fun television tie-in of the legendary supernatural suspense series, with painted covers. New introduction by Jeff Thompson, talking about the show and each comic book issue, plus photographs of the show stars. Hermes, 2012. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: DS04H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 192pg, Full Color
$49.99 $10.00

Comic Artists

DC COMICS The Art of Darwyn Cooke
2015 Introduction by Darwyn Cooke himself. Highly Recommended. A beloved member of the comics community since his breakout hit, Batman: Ego, more than 15 years ago, artist and writer Darwyn Cooke lent his signature retro style to all corners of the DC Universe, from Catwoman to Jonah Hex to Watchmen. This thick softcover brings together more than 400 pages of complete stories of the likes of Jonah Hex, Catwoman, The JSA, Supergirl, Batman, Wonder Woman et al, plus cover art from throughout the career of one of the greatest artists in comics. Lots of great reading. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: DCART
Soft Cover, 6x10, 408pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $18.99

THE ART OF BUZZ Volume 3 Signed
Signed! Highly Recommended. By Buzz. From Buzz: "This is the third in a series of books that feature my artwork in varying styles and approaches. I prefer to work in traditional mediums, using pencil, ink, watercolor and application by brush and pen for most of my work. The pages are divided into chapters that focus on several genres, like illustrations of famous people using photographic reference, interpretation of beloved characters from comic books, animated films and series, and a chapter that features many sketches and commissions done at comic book conventions. Thank you and please enjoy!" Buzz, 2017...More.

Item Code: ARB03S
Soft Cover, 9x11, 32pg, Partial Color
$20.00 $7.50

ART OF BIG DOG INK Volume 2
Comic-Con Exclusive, numbered from 500. By J. Scott Campbell et al. The follow-up to last summer's sold out first volume, this high quality, over-sized, glossy cover art book highlights the Aspen Comics imprint's good-girl artwork with work from Legend of Oz: The Wicked West, Penny for Your Soul, Ursa Minor, Shahrazad, Critter and more! Founded by Michael Turner and with a bonus piece here by J. Scott Campbell, this collects fully finished pieces starring the glamorous heroines that Big Dog is best known for--the studio also provides artwork for many Zenescope series. Aspen MLT, 2016...More.

Item Code: ARBD02
Soft Cover, 8x12, 48pg, Full Color
$24.99 $10.00

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

Item Code: JSCR04S
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, b&w
$35.00 $20.00

THE LOST WORK OF WILL EISNER
The Earliest Comics of the Legendary Cartoonist, 1936-39. Highly Recommended. Introduction by Denis Kitchen. Unearthed as part of a massive collection of pre-WWII newspaper printing plates, these mid-1930s comic strips -- the humorous Uncle Otto (looking very much like Jack Cole's work) and two-fisted agent Harry Karry -- represent the earliest known cartooning of the great comics and sequential art pioneer Will Eisner. In these strips you can see the young Eisner's imagination expanding, as he experiments with the possibilities of serialized storytelling and art. Attractive oblong format, silver embossed cover, cloth binding. ...More.

Item Code: LOWEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x7, 72pg, b&w
$24.99 $14.95

Comics Related

COMIX Beyond the Comic Book Pages DVD
By Michael Valentine, with Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Mark Waid, Neal Adams et al. A documentary about the worldwide comic book phenomenon told through the thoughts and images of comic book creators, artists, writers, and collectors, but especially the passionate fans who have made the art form the success that it is today. Exclusive one-on-one hour-long interviews with Stan Lee and Frank Miller. Fans, many in full costume, talk about their love for the characters and cosplay, at Comic-Con, Wizard World, and more. 2-disk set with bonus features, extended scenes and outtakes. Bleeding Heart, 2016...More.

Item Code: COMIB
DVD, 85 min, 2 Discs, Duotone
$21.99 $10.99

IN THE STUDIO Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists
Recommended. By Todd Hignite. These visits with some of today's most popular and innovative comic artists where they work present an unparalleled look at the cutting edge of the comic medium. Extensive interviews with creators who rarely grant interviews. They offer insights into the creative process, their influences and personal sources of inspiration, and the history of comics.  Robert Crumb, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Jaime Hernandez, Gary Panter, Seth, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware speak out and present rare artworks. Generously illustrated with 500 full-color reproductions, including each artist's favorite works by other artists. Yale, 2006. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ITH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 310pg, Full Color
$29.95 $14.95

KRAZY KAT & THE ART OF GEORGE HERRIMAN
Highly Recommended. By Craig Yoe. Art by George Herriman. Appreciation by Bill Watterson. Craig Yoe's passion for the subject and attention to detail result in a highly enjoyable book--a work of art unto itself, here collecting some impossibly rare art by Herriman, much of it having never been printed before anywhere. This isn't just original artwork for Krazy Kat strips. It has page after page of one-of-a-kind, beautifully hand-colored pieces that Herriman did for friends, including birthday cards, framed artworks, and illustrated thank-you's. Plus historic photos, posters, book covers and memorabilia. Abrams, 2011...More.

Item Code: KKAOGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 176pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $14.95

HOW COMICS WORK
Recommended. By Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher. Insider hints, tips, and tricks from one of the legendary creators, Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Green Lantern). Learn about script writing, page layouts, cover design, and more, including samples of "Early Influences," original comic pages from the '50s to the '70s. Includes scans of original artwork and rarely seen workings to illustrate his personal creative processes. This is quite serious and technical--it's not a book for kids. Targeted at serious creators who want to know more about ALL aspects of the business. Six major parts, each broken into multiple lessons: Scriptwriting, Visual Groundwork, Sequential Storytelling, Lettering, Coloring and Design. Quarto, 2017...More.

Item Code: HOWCW
Soft Cover, 9x10, 192pg, Partial Color
$24.99 $14.99

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Artisan Edition
By Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. All the art, from the original art pages, to the first issue of one of the most important comic books--and success stories--of the last 35 years! Scanned directly from the original art, mimicking the experience of the original hand drawn page, and also collecting all the preliminary layouts (also hand drawn) by the creators of what has been called "this generation's Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck." Rounding out the volume is a gallery of bonus model pages, sketches, promotional pages. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: TMNTAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 144pg, b&w
$39.99 $19.99

SPAWN Vault Edition
Signed by Todd McFarlane By Todd McFarlane. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Spawn, Todd McFarlane has opened his personal vault and is collecting the first seven issues of Spawn direct from the original art. Never-before-published original art boards in a new oversized (12.25"x 17.25") hardcover book. Included in this special SIGNED edition, are extra surprises from Todd: Randomly selected books will include an inserted one-of-a-kind sketch by Todd McFarlane. Image, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: SPAVEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 200pg, b&w
$175.00 $110.00

JOHN BYRNE'S X-MEN Artifact Edition HURT
Recommended. By Chris Claremont. Art by John Byrne. John Byrne’s run on the X-Men began with issue #108 and lasted until #143. This Artifact Edition includes more than 100 pages of X-Men covers, splashes, and pages from this run. The team of Claremont, Byrne, and Austin made the X-Men (which was already a hit series under Dave Cockrum) soar to #1 in new comics sales. They introduced Alpha Flight, and then created the mythic storylines “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past.” Also a long cover gallery plus bonus work in b&w and color. Note: Copies have a very minor bump to the corner. IDW, 2018. . Copies have a very minor bump to the corner....More.

Item Code: JBXAEHH
Hard Cover, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
$125.00 $99.00

COLORING DC HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD
Recommended. By Terry Dodson, Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner et al. Now you can color DC Comics and characters from Summer 2016's hottest film in this new adult coloring book, Coloring DC: Harley Quinn & The Suicide Squad! DC Comics presents classic adventures in a whole new way: in black and white, on heavy stock suitable for coloring, featuring covers and pin-ups of Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad! DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: CDHQ
Soft Cover, 8x12, 94pg, b&w
$15.99 $9.99

JOHN BYRNE'S STOWAWAY TO THE STARS Coloring Book
Robots, aliens and a spunky teenaged girl. John Byrne explores a whole new way of storytelling in "Stowaway to the Stars," an adult coloring book featuring all-new art (and text facing each full page page Illustration). Here is comic legend John Byrne! This tells a story, that YOU can color as you see how our stowaway girl ends up on a distant planet, with robots for friends and a battle for survival. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: JBSCB
Soft Cover, 9x11, 48pg, b&w
$12.99 $7.99

WONDER WOMAN Ambassador of Truth
Recommended. By Signe Bergstrom. A gorgeous, authorized celebration of Wonder Woman. This chronicles her life and times, from origin and founding member of the Justice Society in the Golden Age, to her evolution in television and film. Brings together a breathtaking collage of images—from the DC comic books, the 1970s-era television show starring Lynda Carter, numerous animated appearances, and of course, the 2017 film with Gal Gadot. Lush full-color compendium with cool inserts and exclusive interactives, illuminating interviews and anecdotes from key artists, writers, and personalities. All wapped in a wearable golden tiara! Harper, 2017...More.

Item Code: WWAMBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 176pg, Text/Full Color
$50.00 $29.95

WONDER WOMAN 100 PROJECT
By John Cassaday, Alan Davis, Adam Hughes, Paolo Rivera, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Dale McKeown et al. All of the Hero Initiative’s 100-plus original covers for DC's Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1 are presented here. Plus a special behind-the-scenes section showing developmental art and more! Hero Initiative partnered with major publishers to create “100 Projects,” in which Hero gets 100 top artists to do original drawings right on blank-covered comics, in either black and white or full color. That all-new art is collected here. The originals are auctioned off to benefit Hero. Many covers are wrap-round. DC, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: WW100
Soft Cover, 7x10, 119pg, Partial Color
$12.99 $7.50

DC BOMBSHELLS Magnet Set
Recommended. By Ant Lucia. Handsomely enclosed in a see-thru hinged plastic case, perfect for display or easy to open and use. The officially licensed 4-pack of super strong magnets feature highly-stylized designs of DC Comics' Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn & Catwoman, each measuring 1inch diameter. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: DCBM
1" dia, 4 magnets
$12.95 $6.00

VAMPIRELLA 50TH ANNIVERSARY 2019 Poster Calendar HURT
Recommended. By Frank Frazetta et al. Celebrate Vampirella's 50th anniversary with this huge poster calendar, 24.5" high by 12" wide. 12-month, spiral-bound. Each page is durable card stock, ready-to-frame, perforated top AND bottom. Vampirella's greatest artists from across five decades. The dates are a single small trip at the bottom, perforated to be removed. Enjoy 2019 with Frank Frazetta, José Gonzales, Mike Mayhew, Amanda Conner, Terry Dodson, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Joe Jusko, Enrich, Joseph Michael Linsner, Jae Lee, Paul Renaud, and Jenny Frison, then save and use as posters or framed artwork. Note: Calendars have a small bump to the corner. Dynamic Forces, 2018....More.

Item Code: VAMP19H
25x12, 24pg, Full Color
$39.99 $29.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE 2018 Calendar
16-Month calendar. Recommended. Behind a slick painted cover with four of our heroes, you will find all seven of the super squad: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. Slick image style, very highly detailed scenes from each hero's adventures. There's a lot of fine detail to take in every month, including four very nice group shots with several members, while each other month has a solo character. Very contemporary look, but unfortunately no art credits. J. Scott Campbell style. Trends Intn'l, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: JL18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.95 $2.99

BATMAN 2018 Calendar
16-Month calendar. Recommended. Batman, his women, and his enemies each get a month. Starkly painted in near monochromatic shades but with the occasional pop of color, these are unique and very striking. Batgirl, Catwoman, Harley, The Joker, Two-Face, the Penguin and others are all here, one featured each month in large size, spread across both calendar pages in centerfold style, along with a large grid ideal for notes. Each image looks more like a sculpture than a painting! Trends Intn'l, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: BAT18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.99 $2.99

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Bill Schelly

THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMIC FANDOM Signed
Signed! Highly Recommended. By Bill Schelly. Bill Schelly's The Golden Age of Comic Fandom tells the fascinating story of an American grass roots movement from its humble origins to its status as a true cultural phenomenon. Covers life before the Golden Age, the birth of Alter-Ego, the advent of the amateur comic strip, the first comicons and much more. For the first time, an anthology that collects the best "lost comic strips" from rare comics fanzines, 1958-1975. It contains never-before-reprinted work by Robert Crumb, Jerry Ordway, Wendy Pini, Jeff Jones, Marv Wolfman, Roy Thomas, Dave Cockrum, Jim Shooter, George Metzger, John Byrne and much more...21 complete strips including Dr. Weird, The Eclipse, The Human Cat, The Eye, The Bestest League, and a spectacular adaptation from Burroughs' Jungle Tales of Tarzan. Hampster, 2003. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: GACFS
Soft Cover, 9x11, 176pg, b&w
$17.95 $8.95

ALTER EGO Volume 1
Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas and Bill Schelly. This sequel to Alter Ego: The Best of the Legendary Comics Fanzine presents more fantastic features from the fabled mag begun in 1961 by Jerry Bails & Roy Thomas covering undiscovered gems from all 11 original issues published between 1961 and 1978! Hamster, 1997. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: BESA01
Soft Cover, 9x11, 192pg, Text/b&w
$17.95 $8.95

THE BEST OF STAR STUDDED COMICS Signed
Signed & limited, 500! Highly Recommended. By Bill Schelly. An attractive collection commemorating Star Studded Comics, the classic fanzine that was published from 1963 to 1972. Fandom's premiere showcase for "amateur" comic stories, it featured the talents of numerous gifted writers and artists, many before they became professionals. Hampster, 2005. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: BESSTS
Soft Cover, 8x11, 256pg, b&w
$25.00 $10.95

BILL SCHELLY RETRO COMIC SET Signed
The Eye Collection signed by Bill Schelly! By Grass Green, Bill Schelly, Roy Thomas et al. Art by Bill Schelly, Dick Giordano et al. Set includes Heroes vs Hilter #1, Xal-Kor The Human Cat, and The Eye Collection. Hamster Press & Alter Ego, 2000, 2002. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: BILLPS
Soft Cover, b&w
$27.40 $12.95

FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS Signed
Signed! By Bill Schelly. For the first time, an anthology that collects the best "lost comic strips" from rare comics fanzines, 1958-1975. It contains never-before-reprinted work by Robert Crumb, Jerry Ordway, Wendy Pini, Jeff Jones, Marv Wolfman, Roy Thomas, Dave Cockrum, Jim Shooter, George Metzger, John Byrne and much more...21 complete strips including Dr. Weird, The Eclipse, The Human Cat, The Eye, The Bestest League, and a spectacular adaptation from Burroughs' Jungle Tales of Tarzan. Schelly's previous book was nominated for an Eisner Award and is now out-of-print. Signed by Schelly. Hampster Press, 1997. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FANDS
Soft Cover, 9x11, 256pg, b&w
$17.95 $8.95

THE EYE #1 Signed
Signed! By Bill Schelly. The Eye Special Edition features the return of the world's weirdest hero, Biljo White's 1960's fandom favorite The Eye, in new adventures. Free with the purchase of any other Bill Schelly item, or any order over $25. Hamster, 1999. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: EYE01
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, b&w
$0.00

Artists & Illustration

GIRLS & GODDESSES
The Pin-Up Art of Joseph Michael Linsner. Highly Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Wow, have we got a bargain for you. Linsner's first art collection, in hardcover, at half price! Well known for his Dawn graphic novels, portfolios, convention books and prints, Linsner has taken his sexy girls one step further in this ode to female beauty. He captures the voluptuous, perfect female form, the goddess among women, much like fellow good-girl illustrator Dave Stevens once did. Beautiful, artfully done pin-ups in an assortment of skin-tight costumes and poses. Luscious curvy beauties and hard bodied heroines as vampires and bad girls! Plus full nudes. Linsner's art is fun and sexy, and these are all superbly finished paintings. Image, 2007. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GLSH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 112pg, Full Color
$29.99 $15.95

WHITE CLOUD WORLDS Volume 3
Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Paul Tobin. Introduction by James Gurney. Award-winning sci-fi and fantasy art from down under--65 artists who have worked on some of the most popular film, graphic novel and game titles, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies, The Shadow of Mordor, Avatar, Wizards of the Coast, Blizzard Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics and Marvel. The next best thing to Spectrum. Ignite, 2015...More.

Item Code: WCW03S
Hard Cover, 10x12, 224pg, Full Color
$39.95 $19.95

JAMIE HEWLETT New Edition
Comic Book Artist gets the deluxe Taschen treatment! Edited by Julius Wiedemann. The first printing immediately sold out. Second printing with an entirely new cover. From the legendary Tank Girl to live-action animations with cartoon band Gorillaz, dabblings with Chinese contemporary opera to an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, artist Jamie Hewlett is one of the most energetic figures of contemporary pop culture. With influences ranging from hip hop to zombie slasher movies, in 2006, he was named “Designer of the Year” by the Design Museum in London, and in 2009, Hewlett and Albarn won a BAFTA for their Monkey animated sequence for the Beijing Olympic Games. Taschen, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: JAMHH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 392pg, Full Color
$60.00 $34.95

SHERLOCK HOLMES A Study in Scarlet
Recommended. By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Art by Gris Grimly. Gris Grimly brings this tale of love and revenge to a new generation with his signature style. Ten full color plates, dozens of 1/3 page, 1/2 page, and full page black & white drawings liberally spread throughout the entire book. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first novel--and the origin story of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson--in the first unabridged, fully illustrated version since its debut, London, 1881. A man lies dead in an empty house, not a mark upon him, and no clues--save for the word "RACHE" scrawled in blood on the wall above. Harper Collins, 2015...More.

Item Code: SHOLH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 280pg, Partial Color
$17.99 $7.50

REALMS The Roleplaying Game Art Of Tony DiTerlizzi Deluxe Signed
Limited, 350! Signed, with extra signed print! Our Highest Recommendation. A striking deluxe package: handsome slipcase with matching deluxe bound book AND a matching, illustrated hardbound cover enclosing the signed & numbered print, which features new artwork. DiTerlizzi created Spiderwick Chronicles with Holly Black, and was an executive producer on the 2008 film adaptation. He won a Caldecott Honor Medal for his adaptation of The Spider and the Fly. Depicting fantastical creatures, horrific monsters, and courageous heroes and heroines, his illustrations have helped define Dungeons and Dragons, Planescape, and Magic: The Gathering. Dark Horse, 2015...More.

Item Code: REAHD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color
$150.00 $100.00

BORIS VALLEJO and JULIE BELL DREAMLAND
With ten removable art prints! Highly Recommended. By Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. A carefully curated selection of previously uncollected images. Personal commentary accompanies most works. Then a chapter explores working with models, with paintings of their favorites to work with. "Ask the Artists" offers hints and tips, and the final chapter talks about their collaborations, "Working Together. Harper, 2014. Copies have a black remainder mark on the endpages, and are scuffed or bumped....More.

Item Code: BVJBDH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
$35.00 $15.95

HARRY CLARKE The Life & Work
Highly Recommended. By Nicola Gordon Bowe. The definitive biography of Clarke and a critical survey of his oeuvre--out of print for more than 15 years, now with new images and additional material. Stained glass, symbolism, decadence, Celtic mysticism, Art Nouveau, and the Ballets Russes--all these elements claim a place in the the art of Harry Clarke (1887-1931), the Dublin artist now recognized internationally as a bizarre genius of his age. History Press, 2015...More.

Item Code: HCLIF
Soft Cover, 8x10, 384pg, Partial Color
$69.95 $29.95

FILM POSTERS OF THE RUSSIAN AVANTE-GARDE
Warehouse find, 1995. Recommended. By Susan Pack. Russian film posters of the 1920s and 1930s bear witness to the artistic creativity of the former Soviet Union in the years before Soviet Realism became the official art doctrine under Stalin. This book represents a survey of these works, displaying a unique avante-garde style that proved influential on the rest of fthe world. Strangely surreal and odd juxtopositions of people, architecture, even abstract designs with influences of Art Deco and sometimes Dali-style strangeness. Taschen, 1995...More.

Item Code: FPRA
Hard Cover, 10x13, 320pg, Full Color
$24.95 $12.50

HIERONYMUS BOSCH The Complete Works
Oversized 10x13, 300 pages. By Stefan Fischer. In the midst of the Late Gothic and Early Renaissance, Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) was more than an anomaly. His works are populated with grotesque scenes of fantastical creatures succumbing to all manner of human desire, fantasy, and angst. He was first to take figural and scenic representations known as drolleries, which use the monstrous and the grotesque to illustrate sin and evil, and to transfer them from the marginalia of illuminated manuscripts into large-format panel paintings. Taschen, 2016...More.

Item Code: HIEBH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 300pg, Full Color
$40.00 $24.99

REACHING FOR THE SKY New York 1929-1932
Recommended. By Mark Freeman. This unique collection of 60 drawings and 18 prints represents the sketch portfolio of Austrian-born architect Mark Freeman (1908-2003), who during his years of study at Columbia University recorded the ever-rising skyline of Manhattan, documenting the new architecture that would later come to be known as "modernism." This is New York in a state of flux, marking a historic change in the city's architecture. Allied Arts Guild, 1992...More.

Item Code: RESKH
Hard Cover, 13x12, 192pg, b&w
$24.95 $12.50

THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF MURRAY TINKELMAN
By Daniel Kagan. Murray Tinkleman is an award-winning artist who has won gold medals from the Society of Illustrators, The New York Art Directors Club and the Society of Publications Designers. His illustrations have appeared in a variety of publications such as Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Tinkelman has been commissioned by The National Park Service to do drawings and paintings of National Parks and Monuments and by The U.S. Air Force to be an artist-reporter on specific missions. He has had a one-man exhibit of his baseball art at The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York in 1994 and The United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama in 1995. Art Direction Book Co, 1980...More.

Item Code: MURRT
Hard Cover, 8x11, 96pg, b&w
$7.50

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Special Interest

THE FLYING BOOK
Everything You've Ever Wondered About Flying on Airplanes. By David Blatner. Air travel, whether you fear it or revel in it, is often taken for granted by modern travelers. This informative tome takes you from the cockpit to the runway, the control tower, security systems, the manufacturing plant and beyond. A brief history of aviation puts it all in perspective before author Blatner explains the physics of takeoff, the mysterious clicks and beeps and the buoyant sensations of being lifted aloft in an airplane. Loaded with photos and illustrations. Walker, 2003. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FLYIH
Hard Cover, 7x7, 248pg, b&w
$22.00 $5.00

THE ART OF JUSTICE An Eyewitness View of Thirty Infamous Trials
By Marilyn Church and Lou Young. Courtroom artist Church has been present for some of the most memorable trials in the past thirty years and her drawings capture the intensity, emotion and fascinating spectacle of the American legal system. This book documents many celebrated cases: The O.J. Trial, John Hinckley, The Mafia Commission Trial, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, The Son of Sam, Amy Fisher, Martha Stewart and more. The full-color reproductions of her dramatic courtroom sketches are complimented by gripping summaries of the trials. Quirk, 2006. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: ARTJU
Soft Cover, 11x8, 160pg, Full Color
$19.95 $5.00

THE VARIABLE SYNDROME
First Edition. By Don McGregor. Cover art by Walt Simonson. Science fiction novel by the comic book scriptwriter: including a 52-page essay, ''Investigating 'Detectives Inc.''', about the comic series by McGregor and artist Marshall Rogers. Fictioneer Books Ltd., 1981...More.

Item Code: VARIS
Soft Cover, 5x8, 140pg, Text/b&w
$7.50

QUEENS OF HAVANA
The Amazing Adventures of Anacaona, Cuba's Legendary All-Girl Dance band. By Alicia Castro. In this evocative memoir, saxophonist Castro looks back on the dazzling history of Anacaona, from their unlikely inception to their international successes. This daring group of sisters played with Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway and an international A-list of jazz stars as they toured the world. This buoyant, first-hand account describes everything from the atmosphere in '30s Cuba to their success at survival during the Communist Revolution. Grove, 2007...More.

Item Code: QUEEH
Hard Cover, 7x9, 394pg, b&w
$24.00 $5.00

LAST STAND America's Virgin Lands
By Barbara Kingsolver and Annie Griffiths Bell. Exquisite hand tinted infrared photos. Explore the untrammeled beauty of America's disappearing wild places with this poignant photo essay by artist Bell, a National Geographic photographer for 25 years. These magnificent hand painted photographs are all beautiful works of art. A stunning tribute to the uncultivated edges of America, the wetlands, woodlands, coasts, grasslands and drylands; the places that contain birdsong, trees, native grasses and animals. Celebrated author Kingsolver supplies inspirational text and quotes from our pioneering environmentalists: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Edward Abbey. This is both a loving tribute and a call to action. National Geographic, 2002...More.

Item Code: LASSH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 192pg, Full Color
$40.00 $7.50

GRAND ENTRANCES Jazzy Storefronts in San Francisco
By Terry Hamburg. Photos by Judy Erickson. San Francisco is known as a place where individuality can flourish- even for storefronts! This colorful photo book takes a tour of SF, highlighting the funkiest, boldest and most clever signs, murals and facades the city has to offer. From the giant cow hovering over the entrance to Holy Cow to the 10 foot zipper announcing the Stormy Leather store, this is a vibrant exploration of the vernacular architecture that is just one aspect of San Francisco's quirky charm. Viking, 2000...More.

Item Code: GRENH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color
$24.95 $5.00

MAKING GHOSTBUSTERS
Warehouse find, 1st edition, 1985. Recommended. Edited by Don Shay. The very first book about the making of the cult movie, now a highly collectible little gem. We just turned up a handful of copies, all new except for a bumped corner that occured in shipping. These sell for a small fortune online, starting around $150 for a well-worn copy, and jumping quickly to $250 for one in this condition, and $500 for nicer copies. We've priced these below the market to try and offer a reasonable deal if you've been looking for one. Written by the editor of Cinefex Magazine, with the complete screenplay, shooting script, annotated by the director, producers and writers, illustrated with 200 behind-the-scenes photographs and drawings. New York Zoetrope, 1985. Out of Print.. Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: MAGHB
Soft Cover, 8x11, 223pg, b&w
$125.00 $45.00

LIGHTING THE NUDE Top Photographers Reveal Their Secrets
Highly Recommended. By Roger Hicks, Frances Schultz and Steve Luck. A superb collection of nudes, with great variety, from artful torso closeups in black and white to striking full color images, from action shots to indoor and outdoor shots in special lighting and sunlight. 21 chapters carry you from Approaching Nudity to Voyeuristic Shots, while touching on Erotic Fantasy, Abstracts and Body Parts, Classical Nudes, The Semidomestic Nude, Fetish Appeal, Pushing the Boundries, Provocative Shots, Simply Naked, Props, Dressing Up, etc. Amphoto, 2010. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: LIGHTH
Soft Cover, 7x10, 384pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $14.99

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Taschen Books White Sale

GIL ELVGREN PIN-UPS Poster Set
Handsome box set of 16 prints. Recommended. Transform a blank wall into a personalized display. This set of images has been specially selected from the TASCHEN collection as the most loved, and most interesting, examples of Elvgren’s Pin-Ups, including one rare full nude and several of his all-time favorite images. Sexy ladies all but bursting out of swimsuits, black lace, nighties, or just caught in a compromising expose of garters, nylons and high heels. Large sized, in a sturdy cardboard box, suitable either for framing or as a poster. Taschen, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GILEPB
, 16 posters, 11x14, Full Color
$20.00 $10.95

DIAN HANSON'S HISTORY OF PIN-UP MAGAZINES
Highly Recommended. By Dian Hanson. The definitive annotated and illustrated history of pin-up magazines--1900-1969. You're about to learn everything you could ever want to know about the world history of men's magazines--not magazines about sports, hunting or fishing or how to build a birdhouse, but those titillating periodicals embracing the subject dearest to all heterosexual men's (and some women's) hearts--and other body parts: the undraped female form. Taschen, 2013. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: HISP01
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x9, 816pg, Full Color
$40.00 $24.95

THE LITTLE BIG BOOK OF BREASTS
Edited by Dian Hanson. Dian Hanson explores the origins of mammary madness through three decades of natural big-breasted nudes. Starting with the World War II Bosom-Mania that spawned Russ Meyer, Howard Hughes's The Outlaw and Frederick's of Hollywood, Dian guides you over, around, and in between the dangerous curves of infamous models including Michelle Angelo, Candy Barr, Virginia Bell, Joan Brinkman, Lorraine Burnett, Lisa De Leeuw, Uschi Digard, Candye Kane... Taschen, 2016. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: BGBH
Hard Cover, 8x8, 489pg, Partial Color
$30.00 $14.95

ELMER BATTERS From the Tip of the Toes to the Top of the Hose
By Elmer Batters. Edited by Eric Kroll. A bargain-priced edition of Batter's erotic photography. Legs, stockings and naked feet are Elmer's stock in trade. He loves them. Along the way, he does show you some very gorgeous ladies stripping, enticing the viewer, and doing kinky things to each other involving legs, feet and toes! Taschen, 2012. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: ELMH
Hard Cover, 7x9, 216pg, Full Color
$18.00 $9.95

LA PETITE MORT
By Dian Hanson. Photography by Santillo. The title means “the little death,” a euphemism for orgasm, but the women who exuberantly masturbate for Toronto photographer Will Santillo in this book are as lively a bunch as you'll ever meet. Santillo conceived the project eight years ago to include a thorough cross section of women: young to old, slim to thick, all hot! The one constant would be that each would decide and direct how she masturbated to climax while he captured the moment. Taschen, 2016. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: LAPE
Soft Cover, 8x11, 208, b&w
$30.00 $14.99

RICHARD KERN NEW YORK GIRLS 20th Anniversary
By Dian Hanson. Revisit those edgy, New York girls of the early 1990's in this new edition of the book first released in 1995. It defined a time, a place, and the raw aesthetic of the artist Richard Kern. Special revised edition with never-published outtakes from the original photo sets, as well as photos rejected as too explicit for the first book, and stills from his 25 films. Bondage and more. Taschen, 2015. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: NEWYGH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 312pg, Full Color
$40.00 $24.95

PSYCHEDELIC SEX BOOK
By Eric Godtland and Paul Krassner. Edited by Dian Hanson. Love, Sex and Drugs. Take the latest sex-trip with Dian Hanson, editor of all the great Taschen pin-up art books. Starring all-natural flower-power hotties, these hippy, horny, hilarious images of nubile flesh and mind-bending graphics showcase a brief golden period in publishing, when men's magazines promised to recreate the wonders of libido on LSD. Taschen, 2014. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: PSYSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x9, 408pg, Full Color
$70.00 $34.95

VANESSA DEL RIO With DVD
Fifty Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior. By Vanessa Del Rio and Dian Hanson. New bargain-priced edition, with DVD. In 1974 the sexual revolution was in full swing and the adult entertainment business was Business. Deep Throat had created America's first porn star, but by 1974 Linda Lovelace was already retired. The industry was seeking the next big thing. Vanessa del Rio should have been that thing, except in 1974 there were no ethnic sex stars. Undeterred, Vanessa took any role they'd give her, because, amazingly, she was there for the sex more than the money. Fans, awed by her on-screen passion, made her a top box office draw and America's first Latina star. EXPLICIT X-RATED throughout. Taschen, 2016. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: VNRIH
Hard Cover with DVD, DVD, 140 min, 8x8, 387pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $18.95

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