Tuesday, November 19, 2019

80 years of Batman and Superman, Absolute Swamp Thing, Frank Cho, New Ps Artbooks, Stanley Kubrick, and more Shadow and Doc Savage.

The Batman/Superman Slipcase set might make a good gift, even to yourself. Also here is Alan Moore's Absolute Swamp Thing, two new graphic novels of World War II, a Frank Cho DC Poster Portfolio, five new PreCode and Silver Age classics, Firefly , Stanley Kubrick, and Guido Crepax. Finally, The Shadow and Doc Savage multi-packs lead off our huge Sanctum pulp reprint sales.

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Comic Book Archives

 
SUPERMAN / BATMAN 80 Years Slipcase Set
Highly Recommended. By Jim Lee, Jim Chambers et al. Art by Joe Simon, Bob Kane et al. In 1938, the landscape of comics changed forever with the introduction of two of the most iconic characters ever created: Batman and Superman. Eight decades later, Batman and Superman remain two of the most beloved superheroes of all time. In this comprehensive collector's set, relive the storied history of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel in two comprehensive deluxe hardcovers celebrating the duo's amazing past. Witness the remarkable evolution of Batman and Superman and rediscover other timeless moments from Detective Comics and Action Comics history, including the introduction of Robin, Supergirl, and Batgirl, as well as the first appearances of classic DC super-villains including the Riddler and Two-Face. These volumes also feature commentary by award-winning writers and artists, plus previously unpublished behind-the-scenes stories and sketchbooks! ...More.

Item Code: SUBAH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 798pg, Full Color
$59.98 $49.98

The two volumes in this set are also available individually [DET80H and ACTCH]. Also available in this series is The Flash 80 Years [FLAYH]. All are $29.99, your price $26.99.

 
ABSOLUTE SWAMP THING By Alan Moore Volume 1
In 1983, a revolutionary English writer joined a trio of trailblazing American artists to revitalize a longstanding comic book icon. By the time they'd finished their work four years later, Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Stephen R, Bissette, John Totleben, and Rick Veitch was universally recognized as one of the handful of titles that defined a new era of complexity and depth in modern graphic storytelling, and their run on the series remains one of the medium's most enduring masterpieces. DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: ABS01H
Hard Cover, 9x13, 448pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

The first Swamp Thing stories, by Wrightson, are collected in two Bronze Age archives. Swamp Thing: Roots of Terror features art by Kelley Jones. For more by Alan Moore, see The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Watchmen, Lost Girls, Batman The Killing Joke and Promethea, which I highly recommend:

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
PROMETHEA The 20th Anniversary Edition Volume 1
Collects #1-12, 1999-2000. Highly Recommended. By Alan Moore. Art by J.H. Williams III. One of the finest drawn and written comics of its day, up there with Sandman, in a new deluxe edition. Sophie was just an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York when her life was forever changed. Researching Promethea, a mythical warrior woman, Sophie receives a cryptic warning to cease her investigations. Ignoring it, she continues her studies and is almost killed by a shadowy creature. But she learns the secret of the beautiful and sensuous Promethea and is herself transformed into a mythical warrior. Her trials have only begun, as she must master the secrets of her predecessors before she is destroyed by Promethea's ancient enemy. Nudity, adult themes. DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: PROM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7X11, 384pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 

Art Books

 
DC POSTER PORTFOLIO Frank Cho
20 removable posters. DC Comics presents the artwork of superstar illustrator Frank Cho, featuring 20 of his most stunning pieces starring some of the greatest characters in comics history. From Harley Quinn to Wonder Woman and Batman, the art collected in this poster book showcase is perfect for framing and display. DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: DCPOF
Soft Cover, 12x16, 42pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

This is the 3rd release in this new DC series, all very handsome and oversized art books. Jim Lee [DCPOJ] and this, my personal favorite:

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
DC POSTER PORTFOLIO Stanley "Artgerm" Lau
Highly Recommended. The first book in an all-new DC series: DC Poster Portfolio. Stanley "Artgerm" Lau showcases his gorgeous art, showing very clearly why he is already one of the most popular cover and good-girl artists in comics. This huge softcover works as an art book or remove the pages to have 20 individual scenes, Artgerm's most memorable DC covers starring Supergirl, Catwoman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Harley, Zatanna, Mera, Powergirl, Harley Quinn, and more! DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: DCPOS
Soft Cover, 12x16, 42pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Here is more from Frank Cho, including on-sale title Liberty Meadows, Cover Girl, at half price [Hardcover. LIBMH. $24.99, now $12.50]. And our recent bestseller remains his Drawing Beautiful Women signed [DRBWD. $150, your price $50].

 
THE OTHER WORLD Asian Myth and Folklore Illustrations
Asian myths and folktales comprise a vast body of lore. From Chinese folklore to Japanese legends and Indian myths, they include elements from a dizzying array of religions, including Buddhism and Shinto, and they contain the historical traces of thousands of years of migration and cultural interchange. Through the form of illustration, the artists in this volume portray these ancient stories in a visual, artistic and intuitive way, re-interpreting their philosophies and aesthetics. Gingko Press, 2019...More.

Item Code: OTHWH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 240pg, Full Color
$39.95 $34.95

See the website for more books on Folklore, such as Charles Vess' Ballads and Sagas, and for more stories based on Myths, such as Nordic Tales, Fairies, Elves and Goblins, and the Collected Toppi, a super-favorite of mine, Volumes 1 and 2. I keep appreciating Toppi's work more and more. It is amazing.

 

About Comics

 
BATMAN The Definitive History of The Dark Knight in Comics, Film and Beyond
By Andrew Farago and Gina McIntyre. Foreword by Michael Keaton. For the first time, this deluxe volume tells the complete story of Batman and the many forms he's taken throughout the years across comics, TV, animation, film, video games, and beyond--covered in vivid detail. Plus exclusive commentary by key creators instrumental in Batman work, including Neal Adams, Tim Burton, Paul Dini, Steve Englehart, Mark Hamill, Grant Morrison, Julie Newmar, Christopher Nolan, Denny O'Neil, Joel Schumacher, Scott Snyder, and Zack Snyder. Insight Editions, 2019...More.

Item Code: BATDEH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 400pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

See more recent books on comics history in our special reference section.

 

New From PS Artbooks

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS ATOMIC WAR! & CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS Volume 1
1952-53. By Ken Rice, Lou Cameron et al. Hey, gang! This one'll go with a BANG... what with the impending end of Planet Earth in the news. Yessir! But this four-issue volume of Ace's Atomic War! comic doesn't focus on the gentle global warming path to oblivion we're all of us currently taking, but rather the big "Hoo Boy, here comes the End of Everything!" approach we all of us figured would be the way humankind would hand in its chips, namely with mushroom clouds aplenty, bombs the size of city blocks, and floods to make Noah's problem look like he left a faucet running in the bathroom.  PS Artbooks, 2019...More.

Item Code: PCAW01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$51.99

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS MYSTERIES WEIRD AND STRANGE Volume 2
Collects #6-11, 1954-55. Art by Jay Disbrow, Iger Shop. This one's a wacky entry and no denying, with Canadian publisher Superior Comics coming into the the four-colour horror ring all gloved up and swinging fit to punch the lights out of anybody who stands in their way. They kicked off with Journey into Fear, Strange Mysteries (as opposed to pretty straightforward and perhaps even slightly boring mysteries) and the one-word extravaganza that was Mysteries, the latter calling itself variously Mysteries (its legal title) and, on the cover, Mysteries Weird and Strange. The earlier tales were bizarre and quirky and it's pretty clear that inspiration was in short supply that day. Good stuff though, Clancy, with pens, pencils and plots coming from, among others, Jay Disbrow and the Igor Shop: clear a space on the shelf pronto. PS Artbooks, 2019...More.

Item Code: PCMW02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$51.99

Volume 1 is in stock at $45.99, with more wild work by Jay Disbrow.

 
SILVER AGE CLASSICS OUTER SPACE Volume 2
Collects #22-25,1959 and Space War #1, 1959. By Steve Ditko, Carl Burgos, Rocco Mastroserio, Matt Baker, et al. With writers and artists including Rocco Mastroserio, Pat Masulli, Charles Nicholas, Paul Reinman, Dick Giordano, Maurice Whitman, Sol Brodsky, Matt Baker, Bill Molno, and Ernie Hart plus the ever dependable Al Williamson and Steve Ditko. There's gold in them there interstellar asteroid hills, astronaut-lovers, further evidence that there were plenty of other houses of ideas way beyond Stan and Marvel. Gee whiz, it's a great world. PS Artbooks, 2019...More.

Item Code: SAOS02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$45.99

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES
Collects #1-5, 1952-53. Art by Lou Cameron, Sheldon Moldoff, Bob Powell et al. The still much maligned ranks of SF comicdom are swelled with the welcome and long overdue re-emergence this month of the first volume from PS Publishing of Fawcett Comics' wonderful Strange Suspense Stories. Harking from the very early 1950s, this stuff is priceless, choc-full as it is with work from the likes of Sheldon Moldoff, Bob Powell, Bernard Baily, like Sekowsky, George Evans, Lou Cameron, Mo Marcus, Charles Nicholas and Doug Wildey. PS Artbooks, 2019...More.

Item Code: PCSS01BH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$45.99

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS SPACE ADVENTURES Volume 1
Collects #1-5, 1952-53. Art by Dick Giordano, John Bell et al. This bumper-full line-up from Charlton Comics' fearsomely far out and appropriately titled other-worldly Space Adventures comic from the 1950s has everything you could imagine. For fans of Quatermass, I Married A Monster From Outer Space, and Dan Dare, this volume of goodies near on demands that you dig out that old goldfish bowl and your holstered interstellar raygun. Writers and artists include Al Fago, Lou Morales, Frank Frollo, Albert Tyler, Art Cappello, Dick Giordano, John Bell and Stan Campbell. PS Artbooks, 2019...More.

Item Code: PCSPA01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$45.99

We are getting low and running out of on-sale titles. These include Planet Stories—which is one of the most popular titles, Web of Evil, many Harvey Horrors titles such as Witches Tales, Black Cat Mystery and Chamber of Chills, Rulah, Adventures into the Unknown, Dick Briefer's Frankenstein, The Heap, and Phantom Lady, among others. These are as low as $9.99. Many are in slipcases. See all available titles here, click on “lowest price.”

 

The Shadow and Doc Savage White Sale

 

As I wrote last week, publisher Sanctum has been forced to downsize their existing supply of pulp reprints. Going on sale, exclusively from us, will be Doc Savage #1-87 and The Shadow #2-115. Plus most/all variant cover issues.

We have these in the warehouse, but getting this many titles back online is quite the job. So watch for these over the next week or two. Meanwhile, we prioritized the multi-packs and Super-packs, so here they are. Several have bonus cover prints and all are enclosed in special cardboard slipcases.

DOC SAVAGE JAMES BAMA Multi-pack Set #1
Closeout Price! Collects 1, 2, 14, 17 & 18. Highly Recommended. By Kenneth Robeson. 772 pages of pulp adventure. In honor of Doc Savage's 80th anniversary, Sanctum Books collects its first four James Bama variant editions. #1, 2, 14 and 17. Plus a NEW expanded variant edition of #18 with additional historical commentary by Brian M. Kane and an interview with James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans. BONUS: exclusive new James Bama art prints. Ten thrill-packed pulp novels! Sanctum, 2013...More.

Item Code: DC80T
Soft Cover, 7x10, 772pg, Text/b&w
$49.95 $24.95

 
DOC SAVAGE CLASSIC SUPERPACK #2 Origins and Endings
Closeout Price! Volume 13-15 & 87 plus 2 prints by Walter Baumhofer & Bob Larkin. Highly Recommended. By Lester Dent and John Nanovic. Sanctum Books collects ten key adventures of the Man of Bronze. Doc and his Iron Men are introduced in "The Man of Bronze" and "The Land of Terror," while his adventurous cousin Patricia debuts in "Brand of the Werewolf." Also Doc's final pulp adventures, "Return from Cormoral" and "Up from Earth's Center," plus "The Red Spider," the long-lost novel that was unearthed and printed decades later, and "Doc Savage, Supreme Adventurer," the long-buried 1932 prototype adventure of the pulp era's greatest superhero! Sanctum, 2017...More.

Item Code: DCC02P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 512pg, Text/b&w
$44.95 $29.95

 
DOC SAVAGE JAMES BAMA Multi-pack Set #3
Closeout Price! James Bama covers. Collects #31, 33, 36, 38, and 39 plus 3 prints. Recommended. By Lester Dent. Five James Bama variant cover editions including a new Doc Savage #39 variant. Plus three prints, sans text, of Bama covers and a handsome color cardboard slipcover. Sanctum, 2015...More.

Item Code: DCV03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 624pg, b&w
$54.95 $29.95

 
THE SHADOW MULTI-PACK 1 80th Anniversary Commemorative Collection
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Maxwell Grant. Within a fully illustrated slipcase are the first four Shadow books, issues #1-4, along with a 5th softcover book and two black and white photos. The 5th book is a facsimile reproduction of the very rare Fame and Fortune Magazine from 1929 that includes The Shadow's Formative Years: A Collector's Scrapbook. The two 7x9 photos are of Radio Actor Frank Readick as The Shadow and Art Director Bill Lawler as The Shadow. Sanctum, 2012...More.

Item Code: SHAD80T
Soft Cover, 7x10, 500+pg, Text/b&w
$39.95 $24.95

 
THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #1
Closeout Price! Collects #9, #19, #29 and Annual. Highly Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley. Art by Edd Cartier, Tom Lovell, Paul Orban et al. The Shadow "Foreshadowing The Batman" superpack with The Shadow Special #1 and bonus art prints! Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman's 1939 debut, Sanctum Books collects the groundbreaking pulp novels that inspired the creators of The Batman! A 528-page multipack, featuring a new foreword by famous Batman scripter Dennis O'Neil, four exclusive new art prints and brand-new The Shadow Annual #1. Sanctum, 2014...More.

Item Code: SHTFP
Soft Cover, 7x10, 528pg, b&w
$39.95 $24.95

 
THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #2
Closeout Price! Collects #15, 47-49 & 3 prints. Highly Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson. Art by George H. Wert, Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier. The Dark Avenger's secret origins are revealed in a landmark collection of tales from the rarest Shadow pulps, in four issues and eight stories, plus 3 special no-text prints and handsome paper slipcase. The Master of Darkness resurrects his long-buried true identity of Kent Allard in "The Shadow Unmasks" and "The Yellow Band" as Maxwell Grant finally reveals the untold story of The Shadow's mysterious origins! Sanctum, 2015...More.

Item Code: SHTF02P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 564pg, b&w
$44.95 $24.95

 
THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #4
Closeout Price! The Prince of Evil collection. Exclusive art prints by Graves Gladney. Collects #60-63, with 2 prints. By Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley, Anthony Tollin et al. Art by Earl Mayan, Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier, George Rozen et al. Sanctum Books collects nine novels in four complete issues, including Theodore Tinsley's ultra-violent "Prince of Evil" saga--all in a deluxe collector's set. The Shadow investigates the sadistic machinations of Benedict Stark, attempts to rescue Harry Vincent from "The Murder Genius," uncovers a plot to murder Lamont Cranston in "The Man Who Died Twice" and becomes "The Devil's Paymaster" to end the Prince of Evil's murderous reign. Sanctum, 2016...More.

Item Code: SHTF04P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 528pg, b&w
$49.95 $24.95

 
THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #3
Closeout Price! Collects #10, 39, 51 and 74 &3 prints. Highly Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson. Art by Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier, George Rozen et al. Sanctum collects eight more novels that inspired the Golden Age Batman stories and villains in a blockbuster 512-page superpack. Bonus: three quality art prints (covers sans text, from the original artwork) of George Rozen's Judge Lawless and Graves Gladney's The Time Master and Death Premium paintings! Sanctum, 2015...More.

Item Code: SHTF03P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 512pg, b&w
$44.95 $24.95

 

Graphic Novels

 

OPERATION OVERLORD
By Michael Le Galli. Art by Davide Fabbri. This stunning graphic novel tell 4 extraordinary tales of heroism set during the World War II Normandy landings on D-Day, June 6th 1944. The biggest military operation of the Second World War.

6th June 1944 – D-Day, the allies launch a great offensive in Normandy in order to definitively rid Europe of the Nazi terror. The strategic and human scale of the operation, led by General Eisenhower, is unrivalled. No less than 160,000 men will be parachuted and land on five beaches in the northern France.Rebellion, 2019...More.

Item Code: OPOV
Soft Cover, 8x11, 192pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

 
REGIMENT The True Story of the Sas Volume 1
By Vincent Brugeas. Art by Thomas Legrain. 1941. Almost all of Europe is under the Nazi heel. Great Britain still holds out, but the situation worsens with every passing day. And in North Africa, gateway to the Middle East and its immense oil reserves, Rommel now threatens Egypt, keystone of British defences. In those desperate times, three men (David Stirling, Blair Mayne and ‘Jock' Lewes), three unconventional officers, band together to create a small, elite unit that will become a military legend: the SAS. Cinebook, 2019...More.

Item Code: REG01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color
$15.95

See more books from Cinebook Publishers on our website. They translate and publish French titles, including Valerian, Islandia, and The Mermaid Project. For more World War II graphic novels, click here.

 
FIREFLY The Sting
By Delilah S Dawson. Art by Pius Bak, French Carlomagno et al. New York Times bestselling writer Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk, Star Wars: Phasma), along with a team of artists including Pius Bak, French Carlomagno, Rodrigo Lorenzo, and Taj Tenfold, reveal a new take on the world of Joss Whedon's Firefly, as each artist shows the heist from the point-of-view of a different woman on the crew. Boom!...More.

Item Code: FIRFH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

There are four more Firefly collections in stock now. Firefly is also featured on this year's Overstreet Price Guide as a variant cover.

 

Stanley Kubrick, New Making of Books With DVD

 
STANLEY KUBRICK'S CLOCKWORK ORANGE
With DVD. Edited by Alison Castle. This collection is part of the Making of a Masterpiece series, offering a behind-the-scene glimpse into cinematic milestones.This new set includes: film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, screenplay drafts, and other exclusive material from Stanley Kubrick’s archives; background about the making of the film, interviews with Kubrick, and an illustrated biography and filmography; a fold-out film poster; a DVD of the remastered film. Based on the futuristic novel by Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange is a masterwork of cinematic satire. Taschen, 2019...More.

Item Code: SKCOH
Soft Cover, 12x12, 96pg, Text/ Partial Color
$35.00

 
STANLEY KUBRICK'S BARRY LYNDON
With DVD. Edited by Alison Castle. Based on William Makepeace Thackeray’s picaresque novel of 1844: the story of a social-climbing opportunist (Ryan O’Neal) who succeeds in marrying a beautiful aristocrat far above his social station (Marisa Berenson), only to see his gains eventually undone by avarice and spite. Now widely considered to be not only among Kubrick's finest achievements but a cinematic masterpiece without equal. This Making of a Masterpiece archive includes film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, screenplay drafts, and other exclusive material from Stanley Kubrick’s archives; background about the making of the film, interviews with Kubrick, and an illustrated biography and filmography; a fold-out film poster; a DVD of the remastered film.Taschen, 2019...More.

Item Code: SKBLH
Soft Cover, 12x12, 96pg, Text/ Partial Color
$35.00

 

Coming in December

 
ROCKETEER PREMIER Statue
Special Order - takes 3-4 weeks! Numbered & limited, 3000. By Joe Allard. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. The Rocketeer returns! The retro, rocket-fueled superhero strikes a pose atop a building in this new Premier Collection resin statue! Based on his appearance in the classic Disney film, this approximately 11-inch statue is limited to only 3,000 numbered pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Diamond Select Toys, 2019. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: ROCKE
11" tall, Full Color
$160.00

 
AVAILABLE NOW
DAVE STEVENS Selected Sketches & Studies Volume 2
Closeout Price! Limited, 1500. Highly Recommended. By Dave Stevens. The second-ever sketchbook produced by the premier good-girl artist of recent times. Dave created The Rocketeer and was the prime mover in Bettie Page being rediscovered. Published by Dave himself, here are the last copies (Dave didn't sign them all, thus these are unsigned), full of amazing full nudes, character studies, unpublished art--good girls to die for. Bulldog Studios, 2003. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DAVE02
Soft Cover, 9x11, 32pg, b&w
$20.00 $10.00

See the website for more Rocketeer and more by Dave Stevens, including in our Rare Books section, his Brush With Passion deluxe edition. 

 
WALT DISNEY'S ULTIMATE INVENTOR The Genius of Ub Iwerks
By Don Iwerks and Leonard Maltin. Gorgeous never-before-published photographs and fascinating personal memories celebrate the half-a-century career of Disney Legend Ub Iwerks, a self-taught animator who became the first to animate Mickey and Minnie Mouse and an exceptional draftsman, prolific innovator, and all-around technical genius who directly collaborated with Walt Disney to create some of the most loved moments throughout film and theme parks. Disney Editions, 2019. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: WDULTH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 224pg, Partial Color
$60.00 $49.99

Iwerks is also in Walt Disney's Nine More Old Men The Flipbooks Slipcased. We have just three copies left in stock [WALTNMH. $60, your price $49.95]. See our website for more about the Golden Age of animation at the Disney Studio.

 

Rare & Out of Print

 
TIM SALE BLACK AND WHITE
By Richard Starkings and John Roshell. Art by Tim Sale. Tim Sale Black And White is a lavishly illustrated and fully comprehensive collection of artwork from the career of comic book artist Tim Sale, best known for his work on Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman for all Seasons, Daredevil: Yellow and Spider-Man; Blue. This retrospective covers the years beginning with his Grey Archer Press illustration work through to his most recent Marvel work, Hulk: Gray. Complemented by an extensive interview conducted by Comicraft's Richard Starkings, and designed by John "JG" Roshell (Starkings and Roshell are the authors of Comic Book Lettering the Comiccraft Way), Tim Sale Black and White contains 160 pages with over three hundred never-before-seen pen and ink, wash and pencil drawings and sketches and an introduction by Tim's friend, writer and collaborator, Jeph Loeb. Starkings, Roshell & Sale, 2004. Out of Print. Very Fine. Slight cover wear....More.

Item Code: RB1246
Hard Cover, 8x11, 160pg, b&w
$40.00

 
THE FANTASTIC ART OF BORIS VALLEJO
Signed & Limited. By Boris Vallejo The subjects of Boris Vallejo's paintings often do not exist in the real world. His true gift goes beyond mere technical virtuosity to our imaginations. He captures the essence of our dreams and fantasies. The book comes with a signed print as well as a personalized message to "John" signed by Boris Vallejo. Ballantine Books, 1978. Out of Print. Very Fine. Jacket is lightly scuffed. Small bump to bottom of spine....More.

Item Code: RB1250
Hard Cover, 9x12, 90pg, Full Color
$125.00

 
HR GIGER
By H.R. Giger. For the last three decades H.R. Giger has reigned as one of the leading exponents of fantastic art. After he studied interior and industrial design for eight years at the School of Commercial Art in Zurich, Switzerland (1962-1970), he was soon gaining attention as an independent artist, with endeavors ranging from surrealistic dream landscapes created with a spray gun and stencils, to album cover designs for famous pop stars, and sculpture. In addition, Giger's multi-faceted career includes designing two bars, located in Tokyo and Chur, as well as work on various film projects. His creation of the set design and title figure for Ridley Scott's film Alien won him not only international fame but also an award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects (1980). Taschen, 2007. Out of Print. Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB1248
Hard Cover, 10x12, 241pg, Full Color
$100.00

 
SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE!
Signed & Limited. By Adroid Jones, Brom, Iain McCaig, Phil Hale and Mike Magnola. This Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! commemorative hardcover art book explores the work of the five special guests at this year's event. Each is a master in contemporary fantastic art. This fine-art companion to the inaugural "Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!" convergence is a lush, unique study of an incomparable collection of artists. The book comes with a "Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!" guide as well as a slip of paper signed by Iain McCaig. It is signed by Arnie Fenner. Flesk, 2012. Out of Print. Very Fine. Dust jacket has light edgewear and a small crease....More.

Item Code: RB1251
Hard Cover, 9x12, 64pg, Full Color
$45.00

 

Mature Readers

This week we have a Pussycats Vol 2 variant, a Baltimore Comic-Con special, which is also signed. Still in stock are Pussycats #1, which collects issues #0-4 [PUS01. $17.99] and #2 which collects two 2-issue mini-series [PUS02. $12.99]. These are signed, also.

Coming in December is The Complete Crepax Volume 5: American Stories. Volume 1 and the Vol 1/Vol 2 set are out of print. But we have stock of the individual Volumes 2, 3 and 4 [$75, your price $65] and The Slipcased set of Volumes 3 and 4 [$150, your price $125].

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News and Notes

 
I'm flying back from Europe just after I write this, so I will tune up the descriptions and add recommendations when I'm back home, having not seen most of these new books yet. Had a wonderful visit with my old partner Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., who lives here now. You can see some of our fun, including artwork from his vintage French magazines, on both our own Facebook postings and on his [go to Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.]. Jim still maintains his website with more than 100 detailed artist biographies. You can find that on bpib.com.

PG&E Power Outage

You would think the season is over, but we have had no rain, so it continues. Our power may be off again for a day or two, just before you read this, in case you have tried to contact us. As before, our phones go out of service and we can't ship orders when we have no electricity. But the website is still fully operational and you can place orders there 24/7. We'll ship your orders immediately after the interruption...hopefully Thursday, November 21, or not later than Friday, November 22.

~Bud

 

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Art of Mac Raboy, William Stout’s Monsters, Mutts by Patrick McDonnell, The Flash, Bob Foster and Tarot.

The wonderful Art of Mac Raboy, by Roger Hill, is here! William Stout's Monsters, The Art of Mutts signed, Calendar Girls, 80 Years of The Flash, an exclusive new Bob Foster book with another original drawing, Famous Monsters, Tarot Cards, Sky Doll. And news of our upcoming Sanctum Sale, with over 200 Shadow and Doc Savage pulp reprints.

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MAC RABOY Master of the Comics
The first-ever book on this hugely talented artist. Could sell out quickly. Our Highest Recommendation. By Roger Hill. Introduction by Roy Thomas. Beginning with his WPA etchings during the 1930s, Mac Raboy struggled to survive the Great Depression and eventually found his way into the comics. He perfected his art style on early stories of Dr. Voodoo, Zoro-The Mystery Man, Bulletman, Spy Smasher, (all for Fawcett) and his own version of The Green Lama and, finally, his crowning achievement, Captain Marvel Jr. Raboy went on to illustrate the Flash Gordon Sunday newspaper strip, and left behind a legacy of meticulous perfection. Through extensive research and interviews with son David Raboy, and Raboy's Golden Age assistants, author Roger Hill brings Mac Raboy, the man and the artist, into focus. TwoMorrows, 2019...More.

Item Code: MACRAH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 160pg, Full Color
$39.95

This was featured on our Fall catalog cover. I was worried that it might go out of print quickly like Roger Hill's previous Twomorrows book, The Art of Reed Crandall. So I was very aggressive with my order, and we still have plenty. 

Speaking of publisher Twomorrows, we currently have a white sale on our site. We are told this was a one-time only deal from them, so once they are gone, that's it at sale prices.

 
WILLIAM STOUT MONSTERS #6 Sketchbook Signed
Signed & numbered, 950! By William Stout. William Stout's Monsters Sketchbook Volume 6 boasts 52 pages of monster drawings, including 16 illustrations from Hammer Films.
Within that sub-genre are all 6 of Dr. Frankenstein's Hammer monsters, plus a portrait of Dr. Frankenstein himself, Peter Cushing. Also included are the four stop motion animation scenes cut from "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth". Terra Nova, 2019...More.

Item Code: WSM06
Soft Cover, 8x11, 52pg, b&w
$15.00

Monsters #3, 4, and 5 are still available, also $15 each. See more Stout signed & limited sketchbooks on our website.

 

Art Books

 
CALENDAR GIRLS, SEX GODDESSES, AND PIN-UP QUEENS OF THE 40S, 50S, AND 60S
Vintage pin-up photography from the Golden Age. Recommended. Amazing models were posing for the work created by Elvgren, Vargas, Earl Moran, Fritz Willis and George Petty. Here are those ladies, or at least similar ones--in the flesh, selected from one of the largest photographic pin-up collections in the world. 350 commercial pin-up images, many from popular calendars, others never before seen, from the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. Reproduced with meticulous attention to detail, some of the most alluring and spellbinding women of the times. Schiffer, 2019...More.

Item Code: CALGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 440pg, Full Color
$50.00 $42.50

 
ART OF NOTHING 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell Signed
Signed bookplate! By Patrcik McDonnell. Foreword by Eckhart Tolle. Mooch, the curious cat, and Earl, the ever-trusting dog, are just two of the characters who inhabit the world of Mutts. In The Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell, the award-winning author and illustrator's beloved comic strip is celebrated as well as his bestselling children's classics, including Me . . . Jane, The Gift of Nothing, South, Just Like Heaven, Hug Time, and Wag!, all shot from the original art. Also included are rare and never-before-seen artwork, proposals, outtakes, and developmental work, along with autobiographical commentary, a brand-new, career-spanning interview conducted by artist Lynda Barry, and an introduction by Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose). Abrams, 2019...More.

Item Code: ARTNHS
Hard Cover, 12x9, 240pg, Partial Color
$40.00

 
WESTERN ART OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Cowboys
By E. Ashley Rooney. The first in a two-volume survey, readers are invited to re-examine the history of the West and its art through a multi-faceted contemporary lens. More than 40 artists are included who reflect the tremendous diversity, depth, and breadth of a field steeped in history. While some follow the traditions established by Remington and Russell, others seek to break from tradition, busting myths and bringing new insights and artistic styles to the genre. They come from both sides of the Mississippi and have pedigrees that range from bona fide cowboy or Native American credentials to careers in commercial illustration. The unifying theme is a common concern for and commitment to their art and the West itself. In this volume, contemporary artists are featured whose work revolves around the American Cowboy. Within these pages, many different artists, some of whom have been cowboys themselves, exhibit their rendition of the wonderful world of the West. Schiffer, 2019...More.

Item Code: WESCH
Hard Cover, 9x8, 176pg, Full Color
$34.99

 
WESTERN ART OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Native Americans
By E. Ashley Rooney. The second book in this two-volume survey, readers are invited to re-examine the history of the West and its art through a multi-faceted contemporary lens. More than 30 artists are included who reflect the tremendous diversity, depth, and breadth of a field steeped in history. While some follow the traditions established by Remington and Russell, others seek to break from tradition, busting myths and bringing new insights and artistic styles to the genre. They come from both sides of the Mississippi and have pedigrees that range from bona fide cowboy or Native American credentials to careers in commercial illustration. The unifying theme is a common concern for and commitment to their art and the West itself. In this volume, contemporary artists are featured whose work revolves around Native Americans. Native Americans still exist, and in many cases are thriving, as they revive or maintain their culture. Historically and even today, most imagery featuring native people suggests a lost cause or vanishing race. We hope that the art created on these pages will help reinforce the fact that Native American culture, while still threatened, is viable among many tribes. Schiffer, 2019...More.

Item Code: WESNAH
Hard Cover, 9x8, 144pg, Full Color
$29.99

 
MARVEL MASTERWORK PIN-UPS
Art by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko et al. Edited by Craig Yoe. As part of the tremendous fun of Silver Age comics, artists created pin-ups of the most popular Marvel heroes and villains! Now the greatest of those works of art are gathered for the first time in a beautiful large-format hardback book! Included are rare examples of original art of The Thing, Spider-Man, and Dr. Strange. IDW, 2019...More.

Item Code: MARMPH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 120pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $29.99

 
FAMOUS MONSTERS CHRONICLES II
By Tom Skulan, Kaz Sanchez et al. FantaCo Publication's incredible 21st-Century 242-page collection of every Famous Monsters of Filmland cover during the Warren years, numbers 1 to 191 which include Monsters of Filmland covers 1 to 69 and 80 to 191, as well as Monster World covers 1 to 10, teeming with insightful and sometimes unknown backstories. Reborn by the original publisher, Tom Skulan, intensely researched and edited by Kaz Sanchez. This book is a collectors' piece which includes a handwritten interview with James Warren; fantastic illustrations by "The Gurch" and Stephen R. Bissette; detailed indexes of horror films and "the people," and abundantly more. The cover was a commissioned painting by Basil Gogos that had never been published before. This became Basil's final cover painting. Fantaco, 2019...More.

Item Code: FAMM02
Soft Cover, 8x11, 242pg, b&w
$39.95

We did not carry Volume 1, which was a limited Kickstarter edition. This is a new, revised edition.  

 

Other Items

 


PEEVE DU JOUR Signed with Sketch
Signed! By Bob Foster. Foreword by Floyd Norman and Bill Spicer. "Just when you thought people couldn't get any dumber, they managed to exceed all expectations. Lucky for us, Bob Foster has become an expert in the many, minor annoyances of life. To be fair, Bob's not a complainer or a grump. He just happens to be an astute observer of the human condition. Though he may not be as forgiving as the next person, his measured annoyance at incompetence is always fun." -Floyd Norman Bob Foster, 2019...More.

Item Code: PEEVS
Soft Cover, 5x9, 60pg, Text/b&w
$15.00
 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BOB FOSTER'S CHRISTMAS CARDS Signed W/Drawing
Signed with a small original drawing, hand-tints, two extra blow-ins, and two tip-ins! Highly Recommended. Foreword by William Stout.Testimonials by Sergio Aragones, Willie Ito and Daan Jippes. A collection of personal holiday greeting cards that Bob sent out to fewer than 40 friends and family members spanning the years 1974 - 2018. Most cards were written in quirky rhymes and illustrated with amusing cartoons. Plus two more surprises inserted inside the back cover. Bob's writing, illustrating and editing career has spanned the decades with Disney and Hanna-Barbera, and he was Art Director at Egmont, Disney's comics licensee in Denmark. Bob Foster, 2018...More.

Item Code: BOBFS
Soft Cover, 7x9, 44pg, b&w
$20.00

 
THE SHADOW #146
The Crime Oracle and Murder by Moonlight. By Walter Gibson. Art by Paul Orban and Tom Lovell. The Dark Avenger proves that “crime does not pay" in chilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, “The Crime Oracle,” a gruesome, disembodied head, dictates instructions for perfect crimes in a bizarre pulp thriller! Then, monstrous murders occur under a blood-red moon, and Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane must visit a strange sanitarium to uncover the deadly secrets lurking behind “Murder by Moonlight." This instant collectors item leads of with one of George Rozen's most lurid paintings and also showcases the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray. Sanctum, 2019...More.

Item Code: SHT146
Soft Cover, 7X10, 128pg, Text/b&w
$14.95

See News and Notes for an upcoming sale on this series, #1-115, and on the entire Doc Savage series, #1-87, and more.

 

Tarot Card Sets

 

DALI TAROT CARDS
By Salvado Dali. The work was published in a limited art edition in 1984 that has since long sold out, making Dalí the first renowned painter to create a completely new set of cards. Drawing on Western masterpieces from antiquity to modernity (including some of his own), Dalí seamlessly combined his knowledge of the arcane with his unmistakable wit. The result is a surreal kaleidoscope of European art history.

Comes in a handsome purple felt clam-shell box that fits both the softcover book, and a set of 78 cards. Taschen, 2019...More.

Item Code: DALTA
Soft Cover, 7x13, 78 cards, 184pg, Full Color
$60.00 $55.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
VAMPIRELLA Tarot Cards
Recommended. By Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Bill Hughes et al. An all-new functioning Tarot Card Deck using images of the Warren's original Vampirella Magazine (1969-+) art. Vampirella has thrived for nearly 50 years delivering classic tales of terror in comics, graphic novels, and magazines.  These cover images helped to define the horror comic genre with paintings by Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Bill Hughes, Jose Gonzalez, Enrich, Esteban Maroto, and Paul Gulacy along with a host of other legendary contributing artists. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: VAMTC
3x5, 78 cards, Full Color
$19.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
RED SONJA Tarot Cards
78 Unique Cards. Oversized. Highly Recommended. These large 3x5 cards (a playing card is much smaller) feature choice images of Red Sonja culled from 45 years in comics. Like the best-selling Vampirella Tarot Set, also from Dynamite, this handsome pack is a fun and exciting way to immerse yourself in the world of tarot with Red Sonja as your guide! Or, just enjoy 78 different images by the likes of Alex Ross, Jay Anacleto, Lucio Parrillo, Jenny Frison, Coleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Bill Tan, etc. Deluxe illustrated box. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: REDTC
3x5, 78 cards, Full Color
$19.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THE SENSUAL GODDESS Tarot Deck
By Frederick Potter. The Sensual Goddess Tarot Deck is based on the Goddess archetype and is uniquely different from other decks. For one thing, everyone is naked! Well, mostly. And then there are the fantasy settings...This deck celebrates the power of the feminine aspect in the tradition of the great artists whose sculptures, paintings and drawings praised female beauty as one of the greatest creations ever. This deck uses the power and vibrations of this symbology to evoke strong intuitive messages within the reader to unlock insight. Tastefully sensual and beautifully rendered, this deck is truly unique. Sensual Goddess, 2017. Mature Viewers...More.

Item Code: SENTD
78 cards, 3x5, Full Color
$14.95

 

Comic Book & Comic Strip Archives

 
EC ARTIST LIBRARY Volume 4 Slipcased Set
By Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, et al. Fantagraphics presents a deluxe boxed set of four books in our acclaimed EC Artists' Library, which collects the best comics of the 1950s from the greatest mass-market comic book publisher in history. Featured in Volume 4 are: Grave Business by Graham IngelsForty Whacks by Jack KamenThe High Cost of Dying Reed Crandall, and The Living Mummy by Jack Davis. Fantagraphics, 2019...More.

Item Code: ECAL04H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 824pg, b&w
$99.99 $84.99

We still stock some of these individual volumes, see our website. But there is no cheaper way to get them than as this set. Volumes 1 and 2 are sold out, but we still have Volume 3 at the same discounted price, in a matching slipcase with four more volumes [ECAL03H].

The Best of EC Artist's Editions Volume 1 and 2 are still available but we do need to special order them for you. $150 each. See our website for more EC Artist's Editions: Reed Crandall, Jack Davis, Mad, Graham Ingels, and the less expensive Wally Wood Artisan Edition.

 
THE COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE Volume 16
Dailies & Sundays, 1951-53. By Harold Gray. Annie might feel as if she's between hammer and anvil, but those are about the only menaces she avoids during the early 1950s! In less than two years of stories, the little orphan gets run over by a car, shot with a pistol, whacked with a bludgeon, firebombed in her bed, shoved in a gunny sack, caught in a tornado, flung overboard in a raging storm, and thrown alive into an underground cemetery vault. Meanwhile, "Daddy" Warbucks, Punjab, and the Asp are a thousand miles away, with no clue to the whereabouts of America's spunkiest kid. LAOC, 2019...More.

Item Code: CL16H
Hard Cover, 11x8, 280pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

See all available volumes on our site.

 
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS Slipcase Set
By Marv Wolfman. Art by George Perez. Since the Justice League of America first met their Earth-2 counterparts, the Justice Society of America, the concept of a world-shaking "Crisis" has been a defining part of DC history. Now, for the first time, DC packs one incredible box set with every Crisis tale leading up to and including the industry defining Crisis On Infinite Earths! This box set combines six previously existing Crisis collected editions, printed for the first time in hardcover, with eight new Crisis hardcover collections that spotlight the most important heroes of the 1980s Crisis on Infinite Earths! DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: CRISH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 1000pg, Full Color
$500.00 $375.00

 
WHAT IF? CLASSIC The Complete Collection Volume 2
Collects What If? #13-15, 17-23 1977. By Roy Thomas, Don Glut, Marv Wolfman et al.. Classic tales of boundless imagination from the Marvel Multiverse! Uatu the Watcher asks some of the biggest "What if?" questions of all - beginning with: What if Conan the Barbarian walked the Earth today?! Join Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos - in space! Consider the possibilities if someone else had become Nova! And find out what would have happened if Ghost Rider, Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel had remained villains! Stephen Strange becomes a disciple of Dormammu, Spider-Man stops the burglar before Uncle Ben is killed, and the Avengers fight the Kree/Skrull War without Rick Jones! But can you visualize a world where Susan Storm marries Namor, the Sub-Mariner? Or one where Doctor Doom becomes a hero? Plus, what if the Hulk's girlfriend Jarella didn't die - and what if the radioactive spider bit Aunt May?! Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: WHAT02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 376pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Volume 1 is also in stock now, same discounted price [WHAT01].

 
SKY MASTERS OF THE SPACE FORCE Complete Sundays 1959-1960 Signed Hurt
An absolutely must-have book. Publisher File Copy. 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 the complete 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 essays by experts. Oversized. Signed and dated by Ferran Delgado. See full description below regarding damaged copies. Amigo, 2018. Out of Print.. Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: SKYMSHR
Hard Cover, 9x13, 128pg, Full Color
$100.00

We have eleven of these available, and nine as-new copies at $125. This is the end of our supply from the publisher, who is in Spain. No more will be available when these are gone. It's a really wonderful book, and I am pleased to have had a chance to offer more of these, albeit at a higher price. We sold a LOT of copies. It went out of print immediately upon publication.

 

Comics Reference

 
OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE TO BATMAN
By Robert M. Overstreet. The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight Detective. Batman. Over eight decades what began as a simple comic book concept in the pages of Detective Comics #27 has grown into an iconic cultural institution. In addition to mainstays such as Detective, Batman, Brave and the Bold, Legends of the Dark Knight, Shadow of the Bat, and Batman and the Outsiders, his adventures have launched scores of one-shots, mini-series, and graphic novels. They've also spawned a hit TV show, multiple cartoon interpretations, feature films, video games and more. The team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide brings you a detailed look at the collectibles, Batman's key adventures, the creators behind them. Gemstone, 2019...More.

Item Code: OVERB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 416pg, Text/Full Color
$30.00 $26.99

 
FLASH 80 Years of the Fastest Man Alive
By Robert Kanigher, Joe Kubert et al. Featuring iconic stories selected from eight decades of the Flash: the classic first appearances of all three Flashes-- Barry Allen, Jay Garrick, and Wally West — more than 100 pages of never-before-reprinted stories including A Golden Age Rose and Thorn saga by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert (Flash Comics #89 and #96, 1947, 1948) "Nobody Dies" by William Messner-Loebs and Greg LaRocque (Flash #54, 1991) "1981--A Flash Odyssey" by Cary Bates and Carmine Infantino (The Flash #300, 1981) and more! DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: FLAYH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 400pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

See the website for more recent Batman and The Flash collections.

 
ALTER EGO #161
Edited by Roy Thomas. Alter Ego #161 is a full-issue tribute to Stan Lee and his contributions to comics! Roy Thomas writes on his more than 50-year relationship with Stan—and shares 21st-century e-mails from Stan (with his permission, of course)! Art by Kirby, Ditko, Maneely, Everett, Severin, Romita—plus tributes from pros and fans alike—and special sections on Stan by Michael T. Gilbert, Bill Schelly, and even the FCA! Vintage Galactus cover by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta! Twomorrows, 2019...More.

Item Code: AE161
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color
$9.95

Issue #150 was also a Stan Lee tribute, celebrating his 95th birthday just before he passed away. See back issues from 150 to 160, full details, on our website.

 

Graphic Novels

 
ZORRO Volume 1 Swords of Hell
By David Avallone and Roy Allen Martinez. Zorro is back in a new horror-based series and celebrating 100 years of heroic swashbuckling action! Los Angeles is invaded by an army of demonic horsemen and Zorro is the only man who can save his home from becoming Hell on Earth. David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone: The Shadow) and Roy Allen Martinez (House of M, Immortal Iron Fist) are proud to present the return of Zorro, as he faces down the Swords of Hell in an action-packed supernatural thrill ride. This volume collects the full Zorro: Swords of Hell 4 issue series and contains a wealth of extra material celebrating the centennial of this classic hero! American Mythology Productions, 2019...More.

Item Code: ZOR01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$19.99

Another new Zorro collection! See more Zorro on our website. Just last week we relisted the highly recommended Thomas Yeates Zorro The Dailies [ZORDA. $18.95, now $14.95], published in 2001.

Also just in is the new Mark of Zorro: One Hundred Years of the Masked Avenger, in two editions, $39.99 and deluxe with bonus features, $69.99. We also have the recently published Zorro and the Little Devil [ZORRL. $19.95], a novel written by Peter David in 2018, and finally, an Alex Toth Zorro collection in Rare Books [RB1038. $30], published in 1988.

 
THE ULTIMATE SKY DOLL
By Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa. A brand new ultimate edition of the sci-fi fantasy opera, Sky Doll, collecting the first four volumes in English for the first time! A beautiful hardcover collection, which includes a jacket that reveals a gorgeous Sky Doll poster by creators Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa! Titan Comics, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ULTSH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

We've had difficulty getting our order of these. Currently we have just two available. We have four other Sky Doll collections, starting at $17.99. They all have Mature content.

 

Coming in December

 
THE DYNAMIC ART OF LUCIO PARRILLO
For the last decade, artist Lucio Parrillo has crafted some of the most incredible painted images ever seen in comics! For Dynamite Entertainment, Parrillo has painted the most iconic images of the most iconic characters in the company's library! Now, all of this incredible art is presented in one incredible hardcover collection! Dynamite, 2019. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: DYNLPH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 200pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Will also be available in a signed edition. [DYNLPHS. $75.00].
 
GAUDI THE COMPLETE WORKS
By Rainer Zerbst. Through brand-new photography, plans and drawings by Gaudí himself, historical photos, as well as an appendix detailing all his works--from buildings to furniture, decor to unfinished projects--this book presents Gaudí's universe like never before. Like a personal tour through Barcelona, we discover how the "Dante of architecture" was a builder in the truest sense of the word, crafting extraordinary constructions out of minute and mesmerizing details, and transforming fantastical visions into realities on the city streets. Taschen, 2019. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: GAUCWH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 368pg, Full Color
$60.00 $55.00

 
PRE-CODE CLASSIC This is Suspense Volume 2
Collects #23-26 and Strange Suspense Stories #27, 1955. Wally Wood Charlton Comics fared poorly when measured against the big guns of DC and Marvel, and that's a shame! Check out this five-comic volume featuring This Is Suspense #23-26 and the slightly renamed pre-Ditko Strange Suspense Stories, picking up the numbering with #27 in October of 1955. Say what you will (and we know you will!), Charlton had lots to offer, with much of it being fairly serious and semi-adult, with a contributor line-up that boasted Ted Galindo, Dick Giordano, Wally Wood, George Evans, Lou Morales, Pete Morisi, Vic Martin, Marc Swayze, Don Heck, Bill Molno, Sid Check and Stan Campbell PS Artbooks, 2019. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: PCSS02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$45.99

 
AVAILABLE NOW
PRE-CODE CLASSIC STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES Volume 1
Closeout Price! Collects #16-22, 1954. Recommended. By Steve Ditko, Vince Alascia, Jim Aparo, Pat Boyette, George Evans et al. This one says it all: suspense stories that are strange, and that wasn't just idle talk, like, say, whacked out westerns or mad mysteries. No sir, the yarns to be had in Fawcett's and later Charlton's groundbreaking title set a new standard for weird. Considering the creative talent, it's no surprise: the incomparable Steve Ditko (multiple covers AND stories), Pat Boyette, George Evans, Joe Gill, Frank McLaughlin, Joe Shuster, and Steve Skeates. PS Artbooks, 2016...More.

Item Code: PCSS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 252pg, Full Color
$59.99 $27.99

We have just ten copies left of this at this sale price.
 

Mature Readers

First we have a compilation set of four films in the Dutch Sex Wave Collection, all from 1975.

And we have two new Cavewoman variant covers in the new one-shot, Apex Predator. See all the newest Budd Root Nude covers on the website, as well as Convention Specials.

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News and Notes

 

Sanctum Press Super Sale: The Shadow, Doc Savage, etc.

Sanctum's agreement with copyright holder Conde Nast expires in 2020 and they also are moving their warehouse. They will be finishing the Shadow series, and numbers #116 and up will remain regular price for now.

So this is your opportunity to catch up and save some big bucks. The shipment arrived this week—five pallets of books. We are now processing back issues of The Shadow Volume 1-115, Annuals, Doc Savage Vol 1-85, and both titles' multi-paks and Super Packs. We also will have Sanctum's other titles, such as The Avenger, The Whisperer, The Spider, etc. All regular issues, rather than $12.95 or $14.95, will now be $5.95. Multi-packs will be $24.95 to $29.95.

A few are already listed online: try Advanced Search/title/The Shadow and then change to Newest and flip the arrow around to show you oldest issues first. We'll get the rest up just as soon as possible. Keep checking the website or watch this email. I hope to have all the super-packs listed here by next week.

 

Travel Notes

I'm in Europe this week, visiting my old partner Jim Vadeboncoeur. Several Facebook posts are already up, including some with artwork from vintage French publications Le Figaro Illustré and L'Illustration. That means I haven't been able to review the new items, so the descriptions are currently what we have from the publishers. I'll get these updated and add recommendations as soon as I can when I get back.

The exceptions are the Mac Raboy book...I saw an advance copy at OAF-Con last month, Alter Ego 161, which I got an advance copy of, since it has a tribute I wrote to Stan Lee, and Peeve du Jour, which I also got an advance copy of. And of course Sky Masters, this being a "slightly hurt" variant of the out of print volume.

I met twice with Frederic Manzano here, who has a store and also publishes, both under the name of Editions Déesee. He puts together these amazing, huge artist tributes that IDW has been doing editions of: Ditko Unleashed, Wallace Wood Woodwork (both still available from us), as well as the out of print titles examining John Buscema and Russ Heath. His next project is a new Wallace Wood book to accompany an exhibit at Angouleme in 2020. We will have a limited number of copies, with his help. He also is working on a portfolio of work by Brian Bolland, which we will also offer.

~Bud

 

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