Thursday, May 23, 2019

Lost Art of Herbert Crowley, Zorro Dailies, Dan Parent Sketchbook, Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light, a new prequel to Planet of the Apes, Wonder Woman and an Image Comics White Sale.

A fascinating and beautifully produced new book is Temple of Silence: The Lost Art of Herbert Crowley. On sale and signed, Zorro the Dailies by Don McGregor and Thomas Yeates. And an Image Comics White Sale. A new Dan Parent Sketchbook. Roy Thomas writes about bringing Conan to Marvel.

Groovy recaptures the psychedelic sixties! Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light. A new prequel to Planet of the Apes. Wonder Woman by Azzarello and Chiang. Comic Shop (a history) is now in softcover. New Pulp Fiction collections by H. Bedford Jones, Operator #5's Purple Wars and Black Mask 2019 Yearbook. And Matador by Brian Stelfreeze, which I compare to Jim Steranko's work. Check it out!

Our latest catalog went live last week. You can download it now. If you have ordered from us in the last 18 months, a printed copy will be in your hands in early June. It’s pictured at the bottom of this email.

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Art Books

 
THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE Forgotten Works & World of Herbert Crowley
Recommended. Edited by Justin Duerr and Josh O'Neill. A monograph on the forgotten visionary artist Herbert Crowley (1873 – 1937), a British artist, set designer, and comic strip cartoonist. He exhibited in the Armory Show alongside Picasso, was published in the New York Herald alongside Winsor McCay--and mysteriously vanished. Crowley was an innovator at the dawn of comics, and a defining figure of the early 20th century avant-garde. His newspaper strip The Wigglemuch was printed next to Little Nemo in the New York Herald. He had a close relationship with Carl Jung, and was a noted mainstay of the burgeoning NYC experimental art scene. And yet he's been essentially erased from history. Beehive, 2019...More.

Item Code: TEMPH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x17, 108pg, Partial Color
$125.00

 
SOROLLA Spanish Master of Light
Recommended. By Gabriele Finaldi, Javier Barón Thaidigsmann et al. Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923) was the leading Spanish painter of his day, world-famous when Picasso was still struggling. This sumptuously illustrated book traces Sorolla's career at home and abroad, focusing on more than 60 canvases: portraits, landscapes, bathers and seascapes for which he is most famous. His monumental early works established the artist's reputation as an unflinching social realist, depicting peasants, fishermen, prostitutes and sail-makers. Rarely had Impressionist technique been turned to such provocative ends. He found a wealthy clientele toward the turn of the century, and his focus turned to sun-drenched scenes of leisure and elegant sociability: beautiful women stroll in fashionable resorts and children gambol on the seashore. Yale University, 2019...More.

Item Code: SORSMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x11, 264pg, Full Color
$40.00

We also have Sorolla and Fashion [SORFH. $85.00], published in 2018 by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

 
GRATISFACTION The Unaspirational Art of Bigtoe Signed
Signed with a small felt-tip drawing!! By BigToe. Introduction by Matt Kennedy. Foreword by Shag. BigToe was raised in SoCal on a steady beach-rat diet of Ed Roth, Mad Magazine and Surfer Magazine's Rick Griffin. After over 20 years in the Southern California surfing and apparel industry, he started painting for public exhibition in 2006, art with a casual, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and playful eroticism. His art is inspired by the confluence of Tiki, Kustom and Surf culture. Mermaids, tiki girls, rat finks, surfer babes...pop culture icons all. Oversized square hardcover, a prodigious collection of over 175 paintings, mugs, and designs. Working Class Publishing, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GRATHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x12, 128pg, Full Color
$70.00

This touches on several areas, including Tiki and monsters, so here are two other books we handle:

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ART OF TIKI
Recommended. By Sven Kirsten and Otto von Stroheim. Introduction by Shag. A passionate study of the Tiki idol as an art form and pop culture. For the first time, contemporary and 1970s Tiki art is presented equally with what inspired it, beginning in the mid-1950s. The current revival was led by artists including Mark Ryden, Ken Ruzic, Mary Fleener, Mookie Sato and Shag--their post-2000s work and much more is covered. Author Sven Kirsten offers first-hand experiences in exploring the birth of Tiki style with intimate knowledge of the Tiki Revival, painting a vivid, visually arresting portrait of a unique genre. Last Gasp, 2017...More.

Item Code: ARTTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 198pg, Partial Color
$40.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MONSTER MASH The Creepy Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972
By Mark Voger. Foreword by John Zacherle. Time-trip back to 1957-1972, when monsters stomped into the American mainstream! Once Frankenstein and fiends infiltrated TV in 1957, an avalanche of monster magazines, toys, games, trading cards, and comic books crashed upon an unsuspecting public. This profusely illustrated full-color hardcover covers that creepy, kooky Monster Craze through features on Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, the #1 hit "Monster Mash," Aurora's model kits... TwoMorrows, 2015...More.

Item Code: MOMAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
$39.95 $34.95

 

Pulp Fiction

 
OPERATOR #5 The Complete Purple Wars Two Volume Edition
Recommended. By Emile C. Tepperman. Profusely illustrated by John Fleming Gould and John Newton Howitt. The “War and Peace of the Pulps” is finally collected in a two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition. Running in the pages of Operator #5 magazine from 1936–38, this 14-part epic chronicled the invasion and conquering of America by a mysterious foe from Europe: The Purple Empire. As Will Murray describes in this edition's Introduction: “Battles rage from coast to coast. The exploits of Operator 5 shift from espionage and counterespionage to straight military adventure. Through it all, Jimmy Christopher rises to become the de facto leader of the resistance. Altus Press, 2019...More.

Item Code: OP05H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 768pg, Text/b&w
$150.00

 
BLACK MASK 2019 YEARBOOK
Nine all-new stories, plus classics and essays. Cover by Norman Saunders. Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue. New stories in the Black Mask vein by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Jonathan Sheppard, Michael Bracken, Jim Doherty, as well as a new article on Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister by Katrina Younes. And the best hard-boiled detective fiction from the Popular Publications vaults, by Dashiell Hammett, D.L. Champion, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis. Black Mask, 2019...More.

Item Code: BLAMA
Soft Cover, 8x11, 142pg, Text/b&w
$19.95

 
SHIPS AND MEN The Complete Epic
Recommended. By H. Bedford-Jones. Art by Frederic Anderson, George Avison et al. Running for three years in the pages of the prestigious Blue Book Magazine, author H. Bedford-Jones crafted the most ambitious work of his career: a massive, 34-part saga of seafaring adventure, told chronologically throughout the annals of naval warfare, involving a number of significant figures in world history. Never before collected, this 200,000-word epic includes nearly 200 interior illustrations by artists such as Alex Raymond, John Richard Flanagan, and Leyland R. Gustavson. Atlus Press, 2019...More.

Item Code: SHIMH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 340pg, Text/b&w
$100.00

See our website for another limited edition pulp collection from Altus Press: The Green Lama: The Complete Pulp Adventures, 2 volumes [GRLD. $140.00]. Altus also has done all these: The New Wild Adventures of Doc Savage by Will Murray, Dr. Yen Sin (some on sale), The Mysterious Wu Fang (also on sale), Ghost George Chance, King Kong vs. Tarzan, Complete Adventures of Sheena (HC and SC), Dusty Ayres (on sale), and the Deluxe hardcover with extra story and Afterword [SPIDLH. $55.00].

 

Comics & Comic Archives

 
MATADOR Volume 1
The complete Wildstorm series, #1-6, 2005-2006. Recommended. By Devin Grayson. Art by Brian Stelfreeze. Shades of Steranko--this is stylish, dynamic, intriguing. Can't wait to read it. Is this guy Matador good or bad? Devin Grayson (Batman: Gotham Night) and Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther, Batman) bring you an explosive story pitting Lt. Isabel Cardona against this mystery man. Dismissed as a quota minority hire by her colleagues, Cuban-born and Florida-bred Cardona makes no friends on the Miami force by insisting that a series of seemingly unrelated murder cases lead to an urban-legend killer known only as "The Matador." Proving his existence becomes the only way to prove her sanity—but how close to the dangerous Matador will Cardona have to get to make that happen? Image Comics, 2019...More.

Item Code: MATA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

We have only one copy left of The Signature Art of Brian Stelfreeze HC, but if it's out we can special order it for you [SABSH. $49.99, $42.50].

 
DAN PARENT #2 Sketchbook Signed
Signed! Recommended. Dan Parent, a graduate of the Joe Kubert School, is best known for his work for Archie Comics. He's also written and illustrated The Love Showdown from 1994, and for Marvel, DC, Felix the Cat Productions, Mattel, IDW, Valiant, Chapterhouse and Harper Collins. He's received several Harvey Awards for his work, including the creation of Archie's first gay character, Kevin Keller. He is the co-creator of Die Kitty Die.This volume is packed with never-before-seen material from Dan's files, sketchbooks, and private commissioned work. One highlight is Betty and Veronica as various superheroes, cover spoofs and more. Astro Comix, 2018...More.

Item Code: DP02S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color
$20.00

 
PLANET OF THE APES Omnibus Before the Fall
By Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko. Art by Gabriel Hardman. Twenty years before Astronaut Taylor, the Planet of the Apes is gripped with a cataclysmic crisis between Apes and Man! The rigid caste system is breaking down. Humans can't speak and are considered animals, but are tolerated. Scientific curiosity is smashing old taboos. When an Ape general named Aleron discovers that the Lawgiver's most sacred commandment—Ape Does Not Kill Ape—has been broken, he unwittingly unlocks a vast conspiracy deep in Ape City that will upend society, and all of history. On the run and faced with unspeakable betrayal, Aleron crosses paths with Doctor Zaius, Zira, Cornelius, and others as he journeys into the heart of the Forbidden zone. Boom!, 2019...More.

Item Code: PLAAB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 496pg, Full Color
$39.99

See more Planet of the Apes on our website.

 
WONDER WOMAN BY BRIAN AZZARELLO & CLIFF CHIANG Omnibus
Wonder Woman #0-35, 23.2, and Secret Origins #6, 2011-14. Recommended. By Brian Azzarello. Art by Cliff Chiang. The entire run of writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets) and artist Cliff Chiang's (Paper Girls) bold new imagining of one of comics' most iconic characters, taking her back to her origins and immersing us in Greek mythology and the gods. Raised as a daughter by the Queen of the Amazons, Diana is different from the rest of her countrywomen. Formed from clay to give the childless queen the daughter she dreamed of, she is an outsider and outcast. But though Diana is different than everyone else, it's not for the reasons everyone thinks. "The most focused, confident, and consistent title of the New 52." -The A.V. Club DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: WWBAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 928pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

See the website for more WW and other projects by Cliff Chiang.

 
EERIE ARCHIVES Volume 26
Collects #126-131, 1981-82. Recommended. Art by Starlin, Wood, Maroto, Rudy Nebres, Chaykin, Hsu, Cruz, Corben, Boyette, Victor de la Fuente et al. Horror, mind-bending science-fantasy, and breathtaking adventure. 300 pages of gripping stories. #130 is a special Vampirella issue with a new four chapter, 54-page time travel story, co-starring Pantha, Van Helsing, Huntress, and The Rook--with a great cover by Fastner & Larson. #131 is an all-Wally Wood issue. Maroto's "Korsar" features abundant nudity and adult situations in a beautifully done sword & sorcery tale. Haggarth is a continuing adventure series by De La Fuente. Excellent new work by Spanish artists. Dark Horse, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: EER26H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 320pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

Some recent volumes have sold out. Don't miss any of these last ones in the series.

 
ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK Spring Special One Shot
By Dan Parent. Art by Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent. Elvira is spinning her wheels hostessing horror film festivals at the local drive-in when she discovers the opportunity to get in good with George Rottmero, producer of the greatest, grittiest, most realistic horror movies ever.  The Dark Damsel uses all of her charms to impress the mysterious movie mogul and she is immediately cast in his latest scream-inducing spectacles, his masterpieces of murder and mayhem featuring the most realistic zombies anyone ever saw this side of an open casket! Plus a second story starring The Devil. Dynamite, 2019...More.

Item Code: ELSSP
Soft Cover, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color
$4.99

 

Thomas Yeates

 
ZORRO The Dailies Signed
Signed by Thomas Yeates. Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Don McGregor. Art by Thomas Yeates, with Tod Smith. Due to a special arrangement with the publisher, we have this wonderful book, published in 2001, back in stock, discounted, and signed by artist Thomas Yeates (Prince Valiant). This collects the first year of a new Zorro newspaper strip, both dailies and Sundays, gorgeously illustrated and well told. Plus never-before-seen panels and a long, illustrated introduction by McGregor. Two long and excellent storylines, replete with beautiful young ladies, amazing horsemanship, bold swordplay, and highly innovative artwork. Any fan of western adventure, of Zorro, of good comics storytelling should sit down with this fine collection. Image, 2001...More.

Item Code: ZORDA
Soft Cover, 11x8, 232pg, b&w
$18.95 $14.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
TWIXT TWO WORLDS #3 By Thomas Yeates Signed
Signed & numbered, 1,000! Highly Recommended. Art by Thomas Yeates. Edited by Dwayne Covey. Thomas Yeates' third sketchbook has pen & ink and pencil drawings of Tarzan, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and many other lesser known Edgar Rice Burroughs characters; plus Sheena, Domino Lady, Doc and Pat Savage, Zorro and more. Jane, La of Opar, Dejah Thoris and others are often partially nude and very attractively done. These are mainly spontaneous convention sketches of characters and scenes, selected by the customer, drawn by hand in pencil and finished by hand in wet india ink. Yeates is the current artist on the Prince Valiant Sunday strip—who also appears here with Aleta. Thomas started his career illustrating with The Swamp Thing for DC Comics in the 1980s. Bud Plant, 2018. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: TWIS
Soft Cover, 9x11, 48, b&w
$20.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' THE ONCE & FUTURE TARZAN
Collects Dark Horse Presents Vol 2 #8-10, Vol 3 #22-27 + six chapters new here. Highly Recommended. By Alan Gordon. Art by Bo Hampton and Thomas Yeates. From Kurt Busiek: "A fascinating, layered and gorgeous adventure...makes you feel you've stepped into an undiscovered Tarzan novel. A rare treat..." Eric Larsen says "...the characters we know and love [in] a world that is new and different...both familiar and unfamilar. It's innovative and original, while true to its roots. Bravo." Can Tarzan's vine-swinging skills serve him in the half-flooded ruins of a future London? Lush covers and chapters 1-3 by Yeates, 4-15 by Bo Hampton. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: ERBON
Soft Cover, 7x10, 126pg, Full Color
$17.99

Also illustrated by Yeates is Law of the Desert Born by Louis L'Amour signed by Yeates [LAWDH. $25.00], Tarzan the Beckoning signed [TABES. $19.99], The Return of Valkyrie (starring Airboy, 1989, out of print, RB475 and RB476, $25.00 each]. Also Conan Chronicles Vol. 1 and ERB Tarzan Omnibus. Coming soon, scheduled for May, is The Complete Aztec Ace [AZTH. $69.99], which has had strong pre-orders.

 

Pop Culture & Reference

 
BARBARIAN LIFE A Literary Biography of Conan The Barbarian Volume 1
Recommended. In thousands of four-color panels for Marvel Comics, Roy Thomas told the tale of Robert E. Howard's greatest creation, Conan the Barbarian. Now, in this definitive biography and analysis, Roy chronicles Conan's comic-book life, issue by issue, plot by plot, and artist by artist. For ten years, from October 1970 when Roy and artist Barry Smith assembled the first issue of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian, to October 1980 when Roy and artist John Buscema completed their last issue together on the series, Thomas wrote of Conan's gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth—as well as the wars, the wenches, and the wizardry that bedeviled the Cimmerian from one issue to the next. Pulp Hero Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: ROYB01
Soft Cover, 5x8, 322pg, Text/b&w
$19.95

 
GROOVY When Flower Power Bloomed in Pop Culture
Recommended. By Mark Voger. It's all too beautiful! From Woodstock to “The Banana Splits,” from “Sgt. Pepper” to underground papers, comix and rock concert art...Groovy is a far-out trip to the era of lava lamps and love beads. This profusely illustrated hardcover book, in psychedelic color, features interviews with icons: Peter Max, Brian Wilson, Peter Fonda, Melanie, David Cassidy, members of the Jefferson Airplane, Cream, the Doors, the Cowsills and Vanilla Fudge; and cast members of TV shows “The Monkees,” “Laugh-In” and “The Brady Bunch. TwoMorrows, 2019...More.

Item Code: GROOVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 192pg, Full Color
$39.95 $34.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
IT MUST BE ART! Big O Poster Artists of The 1960s and 70s
Recommended. By Michael Fishel and Nigel Suckling. Foreword by Roger Dean. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, London-based Big O Posters helped define the new and democratic art medium of the psychedelic poster, a vehicle for rebellion against the old order that went hand in hand with the music, literature, and film of the time. This is a comprehensive collection of works published by Big O artists, astonishingly creative folks whose artistry developed almost completely outside the influence of the art establishment. With 300 images by 19 artists, including Rodney Matthews, Mati Klarwein, Roger Dean, H.R. Giger, Robert Venosa, Wayne Anderson, Jim Burns, Vali Myers and--surprise--Virgil Finlay! Schiffer, 2018...More.

Item Code: ITMUH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 304pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $42.50

 
COMIC SHOP The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us A New Geek Culture Signed
Signed, dated and briefly inscribed by Bud! Highly Recommended. By Dan Gearino. Dan interviewed me twice, once in person, and we continued to work together to get facts right and questions resolved. I was a partner in one of the earliest comic book stores (1968). In 1972, I co-founded what may be the first chain of comic stores (Comics and Comix), and I was one of the earliest mail order retailers, beginning the business that you see now back in 1970. On the distribution side, I began wholesaling comics-related material to stores before Phil Seuling created the Direct Market. Phil and I often would take entire print runs from publishers (Squa Tront, Elfquest, Comics Journal) to make them viable, and we'd distribute them to comic shops, before any other distributors existed. Swallow, 2019...More.

Item Code: COMSHOP
Soft Cover, 5x8, 274pg, Text/b&w
$17.95

Also available as a hardcover [COMSHO. $26.95]. First printing, also signed by Bud.

 

Image Comics White Sale

 
MADMAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY MONSTER W/ Signed Bookplate
Closeout Price! Signed bookplate. Highly Recommended. By Michael Allred and many friends! Frazetta!& Kirby! Toth! Moebius! Kubert! Miller! Stevens! The BIG one! Literally: This gigantic 11 x 17 hardcover is the coffee table book of the Millennium! Nearly every great artist ever to work in comics is in this book which includes a new 19-page story by Allread, and one-page tales and poster-sized tributes by Peter Bagge, Kyle Baker, Philip Bond & Peter Milligan, Darwyn Cooke, Dave Cooper, Dean Haspiel, Los Bros Hernandez, Erik Larsen, David Mack, Pat Mckeown, Bernie Mireault, Michael Avon Oeming, Paul Pope, Eric Powell, Frank Quitely, and on and on, with Steven T. Seagle & Teddy Kristiansen, Jeff Smith, Jay Stephens, Craig Thompson, Matt Wagner, Joe Quinones & Maris Wicks. Image Comics, 2011...More.

Item Code: MAD20H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x17, 264pg, Full Color
$100.00 $50.00

 
OUTLAW TERRITORY Volume 2
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Mike Baron, Len Wein, Dysart, Kirkman et al. Art by Francavilla, Mayerik, Albuquerque, Fowler et al. The critically acclaimed western anthology returns with an even bigger line-up than before! Thirty eight-page stories by some of the best and brightest creators in comics as they weave their own brand of tales about the old west. From more somber to action-packed to gut-wrenching character plays, its like the old days of comics. All wrapped up in eight pages! Explore the dark and gritty history of America we call the wild west, and the lawless men and lawless territory on the frontier. Some adult themes. Image purposely made the cover and backcover art on this look beat up, like a gritty old book, with rubbed edges and such. Image Comics, 2011...More.

Item Code: OUT02
Soft Cover, 7x9, 248pg, Full Color
$19.99 $9.99

 
OUTLAW TERRITORY Volume 3
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Maxwell Patterson, Tony DiGerolamo et al. Art by Ryan Sook, Pinna, Wayshak, Evenhuis, Tradd Moore, Greg Scott et al. With five more stories, 35 in all, and 50 more pages, Image wraps up this series of complete-in-themselves eight page tales. All new stories of the wild and violent and brutal and even sexy west. It seems like they packed more adult material into this particular volume. This critically acclaimed anthology is a delight to read, from some of the biggest and brightest talent in the industry today. Image purposely made the cover and backcover art on this look beat up, like a gritty old book, with rubbed edges and such. Image Comics, 2013. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: OUT03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 296pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.50

I like these two collections, and have enjoyed several of the recent western-themed graphic novels. Find more of those on our website.

 
DAWN Volume 3 Three Tiers Signed
Closeout Price! Signed bookplate! Collects the complete limited series #1-6, 2003-2005. Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. In Three Tiers, Dawn leads her earthly lover Darrian through a post-apocalyptic Europa. She taunts him in visions and dreams, but she is always just one maddening step away. On his quest for Dawn, Darrian fights duels in a coliseum, slays dragons, and makes love to three women — a virgin, a queen, and a whore. Is Dawn one of them — or all three?! In chasing Dawn, Darrian stumbles upon the key to his destiny and discovers the true face of the goddess. Deluxe silver-printed transparent jacket. Comes with a very handsome, illustrated bookplate Linsner created and signed for us in 1997, to go with Dawn: Lucifer's Halo. Outstanding, luxurious artwork! Image Comics, 2006. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DAW03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color
$39.99 $19.99

See our website for more Linsner collections, several signed.

 
CRUSADES Volume 1 Knight
Closeout Price! Collects #1-9, Vertigo, 2001-02. By Steven T. Seagle. Art by Kelley Jones. An enigmatic 11th century Crusader has come to render a terrible justice on the citizens of 21st century San Francisco. His acts of unspeakable violence spark a firestorm of moral soul-searching in the hearts and minds of the city's most colorful figures. Putting together the pieces of the Knight's mysteriously brutal puzzle is the voluptuous Venus Kostopikas, a fact checker for a dying newspaper with aspirations to rise above her station and lead her own crusade. First of two re-mastered volumes collects -- for the first time -- the macabre Vertigo crime series complete. Image comics, 2010. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: CRUS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 256pg, Full Color
$29.99 $14.99

 
CRUSADES Volume 2 DEI
Closeout Price! Collects #10-20, Vertigo, 2002. By Steven T. Seagle. Art by Kelley Jones. This second of two skull-crushing, re-mastered volumes collects—for the first time—the conclusion of the macabre Vertigo crime series by noted creators Steven T. Seagle and Kelley Jones. Volume 2 re-presents The Crusades #10-20, as well as a collection-only section of extras: art, interviews and behind-the-scenes material never before published. An enigmatic 11th century Crusader has come to render a terrible justice on the citizens of 21st century San Francisco... Image Comics, 2010. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: CRUS02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 256pg, Full Color
$29.99 $14.99

 

2019 Calendar Sale

 

We have now reduced the price on all remaining calendars to $3.99, with just a couple exceptions. One retailer just bought us out of four titles, so act now. This includes adult titles.

Available as I write this, we have least three copies left, or more, of: Rackham, Ciruelo Dragons, E.M. Lilien, Rubaiyat, Virgil Finlay, Vintage DC, Vintage Batman, Vintage Superman, Vintage Sci-Fi, Gustave Dore. And these Mature titles: Vintage Burlesque, Pin-Ups by Elvgren, Hot List, and Sports Illustrated Day-at-a-Time. I haven't listed here a few others down to one or two copies. Act now.

 
 
 

Mature Readers

We have a very unusual new high-end hardcover graphic novel, erotic and surreal, superbly drawn, Bezimena by Serbian/Canadian artist Nina Bunjevac, who wrote and illustrated Fatherland and Heartless.

The inspiration for this story is the myth of Artemis and Siproites, in which a young man is turned into a woman as a punishment for the attempted rape of one of Artemis' virgin cohorts. Bunjevac's retelling follows a selfish young priestess, who is reborn as a boy. He grows up captivated by one particular young woman. As an adult Benny comes across this former unrequited love...does he concoct a disturbing sex fantasy which he fulfulls, or has he been seduced by her and her two lovely companions? In her stippled, highly detailed illustrative style, Bunjevac crafts a gripping noirish, Nabokovian tale—sensual and disturbing.

Three new DVDs this week, collecting those x-rated 8mm peep show films from the 1970s and 80s. 42nd Street Forever: Peep Show Collection #27, 28 and 30. See our website for all adult DVDs, and for pin-up and erotic art, and you can sort by the newest arrivals.

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News and Notes

 

Spring Sale

We just sent out our latest sale list a couple weeks ago, and I don't think we've sold out of any titles yet. See it on our blog, or find the latest closeouts by category on our website.


Rare Books

We are working on a new Rare Books email. Make sure you are on the mailing list, you need to opt-in for this and the occasional Adult mailings or you'll miss out. Included are a few super deluxe and deluxe versions of Frank Frazetta books with minor flaws. Click here to see some of the items just added or reduced for this mailing, going out next week.


Free Comic Book Day

We're going to take these down before much longer, so act now if you'd like some free comics. Frank the Unicorn is down to two copies, Fun Comics is gone, but we still have the other titles for a limited time. Three free with any order (for at least one item; not just postage), 4 with $25 or more, 5 with $50 or more. One per title, please.

~Bud

 

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Carthago the prequel is here, Jack Kirby’s Jimmy Olsen, Superman and Spider-Man collected strips, Black Hammer, Wormworld, new statues, and Bettie Page!

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Carthago is one of my favorite graphic novels: the prequel is here. Jack Kirby's Jimmy Olsen run that kicks off the entire New Gods saga is collected. Spidey newspaper strips hits Volume 5, Superman Golden Age Dailies hits volume 3. Return to the world of Black Hammer with Quantum Age. Wormworld has a new release. Houdini's life is examined in pictures and art. Several good new sale books include Bible Eden by Scott Hampton, Cursed Pirate Girl, and two books of illustrated fairy tales. Wonder Woman and Lady Death statues, a new Bettie Page comics set. And some very good coming items: S&K, Calendar Girls, and Berserk Deluxe 2.

 

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The cover is by Dan Brereton, from his new Night Owls book. All items are now linked to the website—click on any title and see several more scans AND fuller descriptions. Printed copies will be in your hands around June 5-10.

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SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN By Jack Kirby
Collects #133-139 and #141-148, 1970-72. Highly Recommended. In honor of Jack's centennial, DC Comics presents the groundbreaking Kirby work in a brand-new series of thick trade paperback editions. Kirby debuted his larger-than-life New Gods epic in Superman's PalJimmy Olsen--and the Man of Steel's world would never be the same! Here too are the first and second appearances of Darkseid, the first Morgan Edge, and a new origin of The Guardian and the resurrected Newsboy Legion from the Golden Age. Journey headlong into some of the strangest Kirby adventures ever. Six bonus pages of pencils. DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: SUPPAL
Soft Cover, 7x10, 360pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $26.99

See our website for more Kirby archives and art books.

 
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Ultimate Newspaper Comics Collection 1985-86 Volume 5
Two complete years! Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Floro Dery, Dan Barry et al. Daily Bugle writer Jenny Sue Saxon arrives and falls for Peter Parker while trying to become Spider-Man's biographer, even as Aunt May faces financial ruin in a very modern kind of bank heist. Mary Jane returns just in time to learn an important secret--and to introduce Peter to her Uncle Spencer. Spidey's reputation is under fire when he's accused of pushing drugs. And in a story that rivals the classic "drug issues" of Spider-Man, Stan Lee addresses the heart-rending problem of child abuse. Sundays in full color, and dailies. IDW, 2019...More.

Item Code: ASU05H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 328pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

Volume 1 is a special order, 3 and 4 are still available, same price. Volume 2 has sold out.

 
SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE DAILIES 1947-1949
Highly Recommended. By Alvin Schwartz. Art by Wayne Boring. These newspaper strips are among the rarest of all Superman collectibles. This comprehensive series helps remedy this gap in Superman history by bringing back into print every one of the daily strips. In these fifteen storylines, Superman faces off against the "Crime Mentalist" who can predict crimes before they happen; finds himself locked up for speeding in "Superman, Jailbird;" plays cupid to help a millionaire Prince Charming find the mysterious "Miss Whisper;" and is at the mercy of Enthor's paralyzing weapon! Plus "Lois's Secret Identity" and "The Super Elixir." IDW, 2019...More.

Item Code: SUGAD03H
Hard Cover, 11x8, 256pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

Two previous volumes, 1942-44 and 1944-47, and Superman Silver Age Sundays Vol 1, are available at the same price. We also have the first Superman: The Golden Age Sundays 1943-46 as a special order item [SUSG01H. $49.99, $44.99]. See our website for more Superman.

 
QUANTUM AGE Volume 1 From the World of Black Hammer
Collects #1-6, 2018. Recommended. By Jeff Lemire. Art by Wilfredo Torres. In the world of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer series--but a thousand years in the future--a collection of superheroes, inspired by the legendary heroes of Black Hammer Farm, must band together to save the planet from an authoritarian regime. A young Martian must find a way to reform The Quantum League to save the world, while solving the riddle of what happened to the great heroes of the twentieth century. And flashbacks to our original heroes are here to tease the reader, too. 10-page bonus sketchbook with notes by Wilfredo Torres. Dark Horse, 2019...More.

Item Code: QUAN01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BLACK HAMMER Library Edition Volume 1
Recommended. By Jeff Lemire. Art by Dean Ormston. Mysteriously banished from existence by a multiversal event, the old superheroes of Spiral City now lead simple lives on a bizarre farm from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure. The highly acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning superhero saga. "I don't read many comics these days, and I can't remember the last time I read a superhero comic, but I'm loving Black Hammer." - Mike Mignola Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: BLH01H
Hard Cover, 8x12, 408pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

As I write this, we still have copies of Stranger Things: Free Comic Book Day, which also features Black Hammer [FCBD5].

 
JACK LAKE CLASSICS #164 The Cossack Chief
Recommended. By Nikolai Gogol. Art by Sidney Miller. Originally published by the Gilberton Company in 1961 under the Classics Illustrated banner, this 48-page graphic novel has been quite handsomely remastered. Although the artist is new to us, the work is solid and modern, rather than the sometimes dated 1940s work. This is about Taras Bulba, the handsome and daring Cossack chief who led his people against the invading Mongols. Gogol biography, article by Guy de Maupassant and Stephen Crane as well as a 5-page history of Egyptian Pharoah Thutmosis III. Jack Lake, 2011...More.

Item Code: JLC164
Soft Cover, 48pg, 7x10, 80pg, Full Color
$10.00

See more Jack Lake Classics on our website, as well as titles from Classic Comic Store, now doing the “official” Classics Illustrated reprints.

 

New on Sale & Bargain-priced

 
THE BIBLE EDEN
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By David Elliott, Keith Giffen. Art by Scott Hampton. With Dave Elliott and Keith Giffen scripting, award-winning creator Scott Hampton produced this beautifully painted adaptation of the original tale of innocence, temptation and lust for the pages of Penthouse magazine. The creation of the world, of Adam and Eve, the snake and the forbidden fruit, and the angels coming down to expel the lovers from Eden. Collected here for the first time. Brings to vivid full-color life one of the world's classic stories. Never-before-seen 8-page bonus story of Daniel in the lion's den by Hampton. Abundant nudity, adult themes. IDW, 2010. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BIBED
Soft Cover, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color
$17.99 $8.99

Artist Scott Hampton has also contributed to these Neil Gaiman graphic novels: American Gods, The Problem of Susan and Other Stories, and The Graveyard Book. He also is in Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories.

 
ARTHURIAN LEGENDS
Recommended. By Rosalind Kerven. Art by Arthur Rackham et al. Seven classic Arthurian legends, accompanied by beautiful vintage illustrations by Rackham, Eleanor Fortesque Brickdale, Elizabeth Shippen Green, Water Crane and others with notes on their background. Drawing on the original medieval texts, retold by a master storyteller, Rosalind Kerven, some of the most spellbinding stories in the Arthurian canon with Queen Guinevere, wizard Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table. Romance, adventure, and enchantment, nicely illustrated in b&w but mostly in color, with vintage artwork. Batsford, 2019. Copies may have a lightly bumped corner and/or light rubbing, which can be buffed out, on the cover edges....More.

Item Code: ARTLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 5x8, 220pg, Text/Partial Color
$12.95

 
ENGLISH FAIRY TALES AND LEGENDS
Bargain-priced new book. Recommended. By Rosalind Kerven. Art by Alice Pattullo, Arthur Rackham, et al. A handsomely illustrated collection of 15 classic English tales, from “The Dragon Castle” to “Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow,” retold by storyteller Rosalind Kerven, who has written over 60 books as a folklorist.  With 15 legends from across England, an excellent introduction to traditional stories and their place in English oral and written heritage. Tales of giants, dragons, fairies, princesses, knights, witches, and Arthurian romance, all linked with a specific English locale or county. Full color plates as well as b&w drawings from vintage illustrated editions. New cover by Alice Pattullo. Batsford, 2019...More.

Item Code: ENGFH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 5x8, 200pg, Text/Partial Color
$12.95

See more fairy tales on our website.

 
CURSED PIRATE GIRL
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Jeremy A. Bastian. "It's all too rare that I see work that is truly original--and I almost never see work THIS original--Jeremy Bastian is a genius." -Mike Mignola, Hellboy. "I love Cursed Pirate Girl--it is a bright light in a vast sea of sameness." -Charles Vess. "A throwback to classic storytelling that any age can enjoy." -David Peterson, Mouse Guard. "Authentic and timeless and wonderfully bizarre. This looks like something from 1892 but is totally ahead of its time..." -Gerald Way, Umbrella Academy. Archaia, 2016...More.

Item Code: CURPG
Soft Cover, 7x10, 152pg, b&w
$19.99 $9.99

We handled this when it came out at full price in 2016. It's not for everyone, but I enjoyed reading it and the art is wild. Now it's half price.
A search for “pirates” brings up 48 items on our website. I'll let you sort them out, probably includes “space pirates” and who knows what else.

 
HARRY HOUDINI The Legend of The World's Greatest Escape Artist
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Janice Weaver. Art by Chris Lane. This illustrated biography combines original artwork and archival artifacts—photographs, playbills, posters, letters, and Houdini's own stage props—to bring the story of the world's greatest escape artist to life. Learn about Houdini's unique rags-to-riches story, from his birth in a Hungarian ghetto to his death from a ruptured appendix at age fifty-two. He began as an escape artist and evolved into the “King of Handcuffs” on the vaudeville circuit, becoming an international star as his escape attempts reached ever more elaborate and dangerous heights. Abrams, 2011...More.

Item Code: HARHOH
Hard Cover, 10x10, 48pg, Partial Color
$18.95 $9.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MINKY WOODCOCK The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini
Recommended. By Cynthia Von Buhler. Unappreciated at her father's acclaimed detective agency, the fabulous, rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving noted author Arthur Conan Doyle and world-famous escape artist, Harry Houdini. Created by acclaimed artist, author, director and playwright, Cynthia von Buhler (Speakeasy Dollhouse, Evelyn Evelyn), "a lusciously rendered 1920s mystery" with an erotic twist and abundant nudity. Titan, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: MINWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 128pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

We also have After Houdini, learn more on our website [AFTH. $16.99, $15.50].

 

Comics & Graphic Novels

 
CARTHAGO ADVENTURES
Highly Recommended. By Christophe Bec, Alcante et al. Art by Aleksa Gajic, Jaquen, Fafner et al. A prelude to the highly recommended Carthago graphic novel, about the discovery of a modern day Megladon, the killing machine ancestor of the great white shark. These five individual, but interlinked, stories see our Carthago characters Donovan and billionaire Feiersinger combating all manner of malicious myths and monsters from the Californian Bigfoot and deadly African dinosaurs to Arctic sea creatures and giant Canadian wolves. Whether driven by a taste for adventure, a passion for scientific curiosity, or simply by pure obsession, join our unrelenting heroes as they chase and encounter creatures that are as mythical as they are deadly. Humanoids, 2017...More.

Item Code: CARTHAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 288pg, Full Color
$34.95 $29.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
CARTHAGO
Highly Recommended. By Christophe Bec. Art by Eric Henninot and Milan Jovanovic. A complex and highly entertaining story, collected all in one from a series of six French graphic novels. We found this a page-turner, with good characters we want to know more about, a large cast of them, and intertwining stories that start years ago and come together in the present day. It starts out about a megalodon, the prehistoric ancestor of the great white shark that was the most ferocious predator of the seas, an 80 foot killing machine long extinct. But when divers drilling in an underwater cave are attacked by this living fossil, oceanographer Kim Melville discovers that this creature may not only have survived, but thrived, and is reclaiming its place at the top of the food chain. Humanoids, 2018...More.

Item Code: CARTHA
Soft Cover, 8x10, 282pg, Full Color
$24.95

 
SIX DAYS The Incredible Story of D-Days Lost Chapter
Highly Recommended. By Robert Venditti and Kevin Maurer. Art by Andrea Mutti. June 1944. World War II. D-Day. 182 members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division parachute into the French countryside--a full eighteen miles southeast of their intended target. An original graphic novel from DC/Vertigo, the true story of a World War II battle that took place in the small village of Graignes, France for six days and the people survived to tell the tale, and those who didn't. The author's uncle was in the battle, so this is a personal, intimate look at the unit parachuting in, digging in, getting food and aid from the French townspeople, and the eventual battle against overwhelming odds, since they were far behind German lines. DC Vertigo, 2019...More.

Item Code: SIXDH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 148pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See more books of World War II adventures on our website.

 
THE ILIAD
Recommended. By Gareth Hinds. Three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other and rewrote history in the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer's legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature. This graphic novel adaptation has been thoroughly researched and Gareth Hinds takes you directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lays bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome. Candlewick Press, 2019...More.

Item Code: ILIA
Soft Cover, 7x11, 272pg, Full Color
$16.99 $15.50

Also available in hardcover [ILIAH. $27.99, $25.99].

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BLACK SHIPS BEFORE TROY
The Story of THE ILIAD. Winner Kate Greenaway Medal. By Rosemary Sutcliff. Art by Alan Lee. This stunning children's (and all-ages) version of The Iliad by the award-winning Rosemary Sutcliff and Alan Lee was first published in 1993 and is being republished now in a beautiful new edition. Its rich illustration will look familiar to Lord of the Rings fans, as Lee was the conceptual artist for the amazing Peter Jackson films. Featuring the stories of heroes Ajax, Achilles and Penthesilea (the Amazon Queen), this is high adventure at its best, with full color paintings on nearly every page. Wrap-around cover. Frances Lincoln, 2017...More.

Item Code: BLKSH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 128pg, Full Color
$19.99

 
BETTIE PAGE 5 COMIC SET (Series 2)
Set of five variant covers--interior is the same--by Julius Ohta, John Royale & Mohan, Scott Chantler, David Williams & Kelsey Shannon and photo cover. By David Avallone. Art by Jordan Michael Johnson. Bettie Page has saved the world a few times now, and has earned some time off, so she's off for a nice little vacation in Scotland, at a quiet little fishing town on the banks of...Loch Ness. What could go wrong? The legendary model comes face to face with another kind of legend, as Bettie meets Nessie in another thrilling chapter from The Secret Diary of Bettie Page, by David Avallone (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) and Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes). Dynamite, 2019...More.

Item Code: BET05P
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Partial Color
$19.95

Our supplier shorted us one of the variants for the set #4, which is why you are seeing this before #4. We hope to have the complete sets by next week. See our site for the previous sets, the previous series trade paperback, and more Bettie.

 
WORMWORLD SAGA Volume 3 Kingspeak
Recommended. By Daniel Lieske. Jonas stumbled through a secret portal in a painting in his grandmother's attic and found himself in an alternate universe—a universe facing dangerous threats where Jonas is seen as the inhabitants' beacon of hope. This animation-style epic adventure continues as Jonas and Raya finally arrive at the town of Kingspeak, full of golden, glinting palaces, lavish luxuries, and technological advancements. But lurking beneath is a dangerous secret about the god of fire. Unurtha has been imprisoned for years, but the seal holding him is slowly breaking free. Lion Forge, 2019...More.

Item Code: WORS03
Soft Cover, 6x9, 128pg, Full Color
$9.99

The first two books are both available.

 

Art Books

 
ENDLESS ENIGMA Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art
Art by Francisco de Goya, William Blake, Odilon Redon et al. This major new volume explores the ways in which artists have sought to explain their world in terms of an alternate reality, drawn from imagination, the subconscious, poetry, nature, myth and religion. From the 12th century to the present day with six themes—Monsters & Demons, Dreams & Temptation, Fragmented Body, Unconscious Gesture, Super Nature and Sense of Place. From medieval gargoyles to the 20th-century, works by Louise Bourgeois, Sigmar Polke and Pablo Picasso as well as contemporary works by Michaël Borremans and Marcel Dzama. Masterworks from the likes of Piero di Cosimo, and Titian et al. Some adult themes. David Zwirner Books, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ENDEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 248pg, Partial Color
$75.00

Fantastic art is a little too general a term to tie in more books to this, but “surreal” on our website will get you quite a number of similar bizarre artworks in history.

 

Statues

 
LADY DEATH PVC DIORAMA Statue
Recommended. Brian Pulido's creation comes to life in a new Femme Fatales PVC Diorama. Lady Death is wielding a ball of blue flaming energy, with one hand resting on a massive broadsword. 9-inch sculpture is made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, packaged in a full-color window box. We are quite impressed by the intricate work here; there's lots to examine and catch your eye. Handsomely done! Diamond Select Toys, 2019...More.

Item Code: LADYDE
9" tall, Full Color
$55.00

We also have a Lady Death Muerta Statue [LADLM. $249.00] from CS Moore, limited to 1000 only. And two Lady Death Naughtier Art Books: 9x12, Hardcover. Regular, limited to 1000 [LDNAH. $40.00] and signed, limited to 250 with a bonus plate [LDNAHS. $60.00].

 
DC COVER GIRLS WONDER WOMAN Statue
Limited, 5000. Designed by Joëlle Jones. Amazonian by birth and a leader by trade, Wonder Woman--as designed by Joëlle Jones---is a natural addition to the DC Cover Girls statue line. Wonder Woman is armed with the Lasso of Truth as well as a smoldering glare; her legendary beauty, grace and power make her standout in any space she inhabits, be it a battlefield, the Hall of Justice or a Joëlle Jones-drawn comic book cover. DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: DCCGWW
11" tall, Full Color
$125.00

There are 40 more statues on our website, from Bettie Page by Terry Dodson to Dejah Thoris variants by J. Scott Campbell. Also more Wonder Woman, two Catwomans, Batgirl, Vampirella, Dawn, and Red Sonja. And more. Plus several closeouts.

 

Coming in July

 
BERSERK DELUXE EDITION Volume 2
Genuine leather binding, massive 700 pages. By Kentaro Miura. The reigning king of adult fantasy manga now in deluxe hardcover editions. Born in tragedy, raised in abuse and neglect, young Guts is hardened into a warrior of fearsome prowess and fearless will, drawing the attention of the charismatic Griffith, commander of the elite mercenary legion, the Band of the Hawk. This crossroad will take Guts to fame and glory...and to damnation!  Berserk has cast its enormous shadow for three decades, garnering legions of fans and inspiring TV series, feature films, and video games. Dark Horse, 2019. Due July. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BER02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 704pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

The first volume is in stock and, for an item I knew little about, doing quite well. You folks know more than I do sometimes. Same discounted price.

 
MYSTERIOUS STORIES Volume 1
Collects #2-7, 1954-56. Highly Recommended. Art by George Woodbridge, Angelo Torres, A.C. Hollingsworth, Hy Fleishman, et al. We have a real sleeper here. George Woodbridge was a brilliant artist but wasn't in comics long enough to be well-recognized today. Here he does three covers and a story, collaborating with Angelo Torres on the cover and story in #3--it looks like Frazetta drew it. From here he went on to a 44-year career with Mad Magazine, beginning in 1957. The first issue of this was Horror from the Tomb. Fetid horror stories also featuring more fine work by more unsung artists: Kurt Schaffenberger (Superman, Lois Lane), Richard Doxee (a  stand-out at Stan Lee's Atlas)and Cal Massey. PS Artbooks, 2019. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: MYS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 216pg, Full Color
$44.99

Did you miss any recent Pre-Code classics releases? See them all, beginning with the newest releases, on our website. Check out the on-sale titles, too.

 

Coming in October

 
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. Due Oct. ...More.

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

On our website, you can see the latest releases in both our Pin-Ups and Nude Photography categories. And there is also our Pin-Up and Adult Clearance items.

 

Coming in November

 
TIMELY'S GREATEST The Golden Age Simon & Kirby Omnibus
Highly Recommended. By Joe Simon & Jack Kirby. Marvel proudly presents Timely's Greatest, a series of once-in-a-lifetime volumes presenting the greatest stories of the Golden Age. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby entered the comic book field separately, and undoubtedly would have made major impacts on their own -- but when their talents came together, the Simon & Kirby team immediately became synonymous with innovative storytelling, powerful artwork and hit characters. They created some of the 1940s' most enduring creations, first at Timely and later at DC. Here is their entire Timely output: Captain America #1-10, Marvel Mystery (the Vision) #12-15, USA #1--3, All Winners #1-2, Daring Mystery #1-3, 6-8, the incredibly rare Red Raven #1, and more. Marvel, 2019. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: TIMGASKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 840pg, Partial Color
$150.00 $125.00

Also available as a special order item is the Golden Age Captain America Omnibus, which collects Capt #1-12 [GACA01HR. $125.00, $105.00]. See our website for much more on Timely Comics, including this fun book (I got to meet Allen at the Comic Fest this past March—he's a hoot):

 
AVAILABLE NOW!
TIMELY CONFIDENTIAL When the Golden Age of Comics was Young Signed
Signed by Golden Age artist Allen Bellman! Recommended. By Allen Bellman. One day in 1942, a kid who liked to draw responded to an advertisement in the New York Times. He carried his portfolio to a young, upstart publishing company, landing a job on the spot. That company was Timely Comics, which would become Marvel Comics. Allen Bellman participated in the early years of popular characters like Captain America, the Human Torch, and the Sub-Mariner. Profusely illustrated with unpublished photos and art, plus FIVE COMPLETE Golden Age stories by Bellman (all from Lev Gleason titles) and a complete illustrated bibliography. Bold Venture, 2017...More.

Item Code: TIMCS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 166pg, Full Color
$44.95

There is also an unsigned edition, which we've discounted [TIMC. $39.95, $29.95]. Only six copies of this left.

 

Mature Readers

Based on the amount of nudity, The Bible Eden might be better here, but hey, it's the Bible story. So it's up above.

We have two new releases in the Visions of Oleanna series, Volumes 3 & 4, starring the same amazing model in amazing costumes and sets. See all of this publisher's erotic photography books, card sets and tarot set, on our website, along with the first two Oleanna books.

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Rose City Book and Paper Show June 14-15

If you are up in the Oregon/Washington area, I strongly encourage you to check out this great show in Portland. We'll be there with lots of recent and new items, as well as vintage comics, paperback and illustrated books. It's a good show to turn up bargain-priced books in all areas.

~Bud

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