Thursday, February 21, 2019

Incal Deluxe by Moebius, Stardust by Gaiman and Vess, Eliza Ivanova, Conan Chronicles, Life of Captain Marvel and Jim Starlin collections.

The Incal Deluxe is big and impressive, in a super-deluxe 3-part slipcase--six albums in one. Stardust by Gaiman and Vess is back in a new edition with bonus material. We also have Mister Miracle, Jumbo Mumbo (it's weird, but I quite like it), Conan Chronicles One, a delightful Life of Captain Marvel—Carol Danvers, not Billy Batson. TWO Jim Starlin collections. Bestselling Pixar animator Eliza Ivanova's artbook is here, signed. And discover the art of Der Orchideengarten, the bizarre German fantasy magazine that pre-dates Weird Tales. And more, of course.

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Moebius

 
THE INCAL Deluxe
Numbered & limited, 1500. Highly Recommended. By Alexandro Jodorowsky. Art by Moebius. An oversized, deluxe slipcased limited edition of the science fiction classic, collecting all six original albums. Bonus material includes an 8-page original out of print Moebius story. John Difool's life in a future world dystopia is turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact: "The Incal." His adventures carry him into conflict with the galaxy's greatest warrior, the Metabaron, and the awesome powers of the Technopope. These encounters and many more make up a tale of comic and cosmic proportions, one of the finest series that Moebius created. Humaniods, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: INCAD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 324pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THE ART OF EDENA
Moebius Library. Highly Recommended. By Moebius. A companion volume to the critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling World of Edena graphic novel, this collects four Edena-related short stories and a motherlode of Moebius illustrations, including some of the Star Watcher series which were so fine, they were also published as signed/limited prints. A celebration of the imagery and creative enthusiasm Moebius held for his Edena universe--which was at times biographical. Includes “Seeing Naples,” “Another Planet,” “The Repairmen,” and “Dying to See Naples.” Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTEDH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 176pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
WORLD OF EDENA
Moebius Library. Highly Recommended. By Moebius. Working closely with Moebius Productions in France, Dark Horse is putting the work of the master storyteller back in print—with some material in English for the first time. Stel and Atan are interstellar investigators trying to find a lost space station and its crew. When they discover the mythical paradise planet Edena, their lives are changed forever. The long out-of-print Edena Cycle from Moebius gets a deluxe hardcover treatment! Moebius's World of Edena story arc is comprised of five chapters—Upon a Star, Gardens of Edena, The Goddess, Stel, and Sra—which are all collected here. Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: WOEDH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 344pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Also available are Inside Moebius Volume 1-3 [INSM01H, INSM02H, etc. $39.99, $34.95 ea]. Plus the signed Strength of Man Portfolio [STMAN, just reduced to $200], Moebius Orbar Stardom Print [RB883. $200], and more, on the website.

 

Jim Starlin

 
THE ART OF JIM STARLIN A life in Words and Pictures
Recommended. Jim Starlin's creations Thanos, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer occupy prominent roles in Marvel's cinematic universe. The "father of the cosmic soap opera," Jim Starlin's name is synonymous with the larger-than-life epic, which is why AfterShock is proud to bring back into print this epic 328-page retrospective on the career of one of the most popular and prolific comic book artists of the last 40 years! Covering everything from his humble beginnings to his rise as one of the industry's top creative talents, this oversized volume includes glimpses into Starlin's files and sketchbooks, as well as images of his personal favorites with insights into his life and creative process. Aftershock, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTJSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 328pg, Full Color
$49.99 $44.99

 
INFINITY GAUNTLET
Collects #1-6, 1991. The Definitive Thanos Story. By Jim Starlin. Art by George Perez and Ron Lim. For the Dark Titan, Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet was the Holy Grail -- the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else. With it came omnipotence: the absolute control of all aspects of time, space, power, reality, mind and soul. But his gaining of supreme power meant the beginning of a black nightmare for the entire universe. Now, on the edge of Armageddon and led by the mysterious Adam Warlock, Earth's super heroes join in a desperate attempt to thwart this nihilistic god's insane plunge into galactic self-destruction. Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: INFGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 304pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
JIM STARLIN'S MARVEL COSMIC Artifact Edition
With Starlin's own very personal introduction, acknowledging his debt to Neal Adams! Recommended. Jim Starlin was one of the driving creative forces at Marvel in the 1970s and '80s. His turns on Warlock, Captain Marvel, and others laid the groundwork for much of the Marvel Universe for decades. Beautiful pages scanned from the original art, including art from the first appearances of Thanos and Drax the Destroyer, both created by Starlin. Several pages from each issue from CM #25-34 and 17 covers from CM, Strange Tales, Warlock, Avengers Annual, Iron Man and Marvel Two-in-One. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: JSMAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
$125.00

There are more than a dozen other collections and appearances by Starlin on our website.

 

Eliza Ivanova

 
RAW MATERIAL v.1 By Eliza Ivanova Hardcover Signed
Signed! Highly Recommended. By Eliza Ivanova. We previously handled a sketchbook with the same name, which was an intro to the far greater selection of work here. A carefully curated selection of drawings from the last 5 years, while Eliza was also working in the film industry as an animator at Pixar. The book took a good six months to compile--she decided to include drawings of different techniques and subject matter she has experimented with throughout the years to show you what inspires her to create. Two fold-outs. Nude figure studies. Powerful work. 2017. . Note: These have very slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RAWM01HS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x8, 200pg, b&w
$50.00

 
RAW MATERIAL v.1 By Eliza Ivanova Signed
Signed! Highly Recommended. By Eliza Ivanova. We previously handled a sketchbook with the same name, which was an intro to the far greater selection of work here. A carefully curated selection of drawings from the last 5 years, while Eliza was also working in the film industry as an animator at Pixar. The book took a good six months to compile--she decided to include drawings of different techniques and subject matter she has experimented with throughout the years to show you what inspires her to create. Two fold-outs. Nude figure studies. Powerful work. 2017. . Note: These have very slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RAWM01S
Soft Cover, 8x8, 200, b&w
$35.00

We've sold quite a number of copies of her first sketchbook [RAWMS. $15] but it is presently unclear if we can get any more. Stay tuned or inquire. We have three left but it's in the new catalog which is just hitting this week, so it may be gone by the time you read this. We'll backorder it for you if we find we can get more.

 

Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess

 
NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS' STARDUST
The illustrated story the film was based on. Our Highest Recommendation. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Charles Vess. It is here in Wall that young Tristran Thorn loses his heart to the town beauty--a woman as cold and distant as the star she and Tristran see fall from the sky on a crisp October evening. To gain the hand of his beloved, Tristran rashly vows to fetch the fallen star and embarks upon a lover's quest that will carry him over the ancient wall and into a world beyond his wildest imagings...a world of witches and demons, of a star-become-human, of true love. Bonus: 38 pages including six all-new works by Vess, and an image from a proposed sequel! DC Vertigo, 2019...More.

Item Code: NGSTAR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Text/Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
AMERICAN GODS Volume 1 Shadow
Collects #1-9, 2017. By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton. Cover by David Mack. One of Gaiman's best-known stories is adapted to comics by all-star creators. This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods. This novel won the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula awards, and has been adapted as a Starz television series! The first in a three-volume adaptation! Includes work by Walt Simonson, Colleen Doran, and Glenn Fabry. 36-page Bonus Section of original art, layouts, alternative covers, character guides. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: AMG01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $26.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BOOKS OF EARTHSEA The Complete Illustrated Edition Signed
Signed bookplate! 992-pages!! Our Highest Recommendation. By Ursula K. Le Guin. Art by Charles Vess. Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea novels are some of the most acclaimed and awarded works in literature—they have received prestigious accolades such as the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, the Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award and many more honors, commemorating their enduring place in the hearts and minds of readers and the literary world alike. Now for the first time ever, they're all together in one volume—including the early short stories, Le Guin's “Earthsea Revisioned” Oxford lecture, and a new Earthsea story, never before printed. New introduction by Le Guin herself, fifty illustrations in both b&w and color, some double-page, by Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin. Saga Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: BOOKEHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x9, 1008pg, Partial Color
$59.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THE BOOK OF BALLADS AND SAGAS Signed
Signed! Expanded new edition. Our Highest Recommendation. By Neil Gaiman, Charles De Lint et al. Art by Charles Vess. This award-winning compendium of English and Scottish fairy tales and folklore returns to print in a sumptuous new collection! Beautifully illustrated by Charles Vess and featuring adaptations by Neil Gaiman, Charles De Lint, Jeff Smith, Elaine Lee and acclaimed children's writer Jane Yolen. This new edition also collects for the first time since 1995, Vess' unfinished epic saga Skade, and 10 additional pages of art never seen in print before. "Each ballad is a little gem sparkling with restored vitality. It is all here: lust and humor, ghosts and demons, passion and terror, all the things that keep us up at night. What more could the fantasy reader desire?" - SciFiDimensions Titan, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BBSAGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 240pg, b&w
$29.99 $26.99

Discover much more by Gaiman and also many books with art by Charles Vess, on our website.

 

New from Century Guild

 
INFERNAL CREATURES A Collection of Rare Occult Artworks 1880-1970
Recommended. By Thomas Negovan. Sultry witches, handsome devils, and all manner of sinister, mystical creatures! Over seventy extremely rare occult posters from the Century Guild museum archive in a handsome clothbound hardcover. Rare visions conjured by the hands of Gustav Klimt, Carlos Schwabe, Josef Fenneker, and more are shown in full-color images, alongside commentary from historian and museum director Thomas Negovan. Each image was professionally photographed, meticulously color corrected, and printed for you to enjoy at the highest resolution possible. Some nudity. Century Guild, 2018. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: INFCREH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x9, 88pg, Full Color
$35.00

 
DIABOLICAL FANTASIA The Art of Der Orchideengarten Volume 1
Collects #1-6, 1919. Recommended. By Thomas Negovan. Art by Heinrich Kley, Otto Leitz, Otto Nuckel, Alfred Kubin et al. This collects the entirety of the magnificent and macabre illustrations in issues #1-6 of Der Orchideengartenbmagazine from the year 1919. This bizarre German fantasy magazine is acknowledged as a predecessor of Weird Tales, collecting outré stories and art. Published after the First World War when German art was at its height of decadence and debauchery, the magazine included a wide selection of new and reprinted stories by both German-language and foreign writers ranging from suspense and terror to crime and the eerily-erotic. Century Guild, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTD01
Soft Cover, 5x9, 88pg, Partial Color
$29.00

 
SINISTER HARVEST The Art of Der Orchideengarten Volume 2
Collects #7-12, 1919. Recommended. By Thomas Negovan. This collects the entirety of the magnificent and macabre illustrations in issues #7-12 of the twice-monthly magazine Der Orchideengarten, from the year 1919. This bizarre German fantasy magazine is acknowledged as a predecessor of Weird Tales, collecting outré stories and art. Published after the First World War when German art was at its height of decadence and debauchery, the magazine included a wide selection of new and reprinted stories by both German-language and foreign writers ranging from suspense and terror to crime and the eerily-erotic. Century Guild, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTD02
Soft Cover, 5x9, 80pg, Partial Color
$29.00

 
ELDRITCH BLOOM The Art of Der Orchideengarten Volume 3
Collects #13-18, 1919. Recommended. By Thomas Negovan. Artwork from issues #13-19 of the twice-monthly magazine Der Orchideengarten. This bizarre German fantasy magazine is acknowledged as a predecessor of Weird Tales, collecting outré stories and art. Includes work by Heinrich Kley, Beardsley, Tony Johannot, and a host of names entirely unknown to us. While the literary content is historically significant, many of the stories have been reprinted, so the focus here is on what has gone undocumented: the incredible artworks that illustrated these stories--ranging from peculiar medieval etchings to occult woodblocks to expressionist visions -- all balancing the romantic and the gothic with hyper-elegant sophistication. Century Guild, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTD03
Soft Cover, 5x9, 80pg, Partial Color
$29.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
TRANSCENDENT LUXURY German Art Deco Poster Masterpieces 1912-1927
Almost Gone! Recommended. By Thomas Negovan. Rare and beautiful artworks from the Golden Age of Vintage Poster Art. During and immediately following The First World War, advertisers in Germany presented romantic elegance in a manner that bridged the sinuous lines of Art Nouveau and the hard lines of the Art Deco period to achieve a unique style that would inform the rest of the century as a pinnacle of graphic design. This book presents a collection of gorgeous, beautiful, high resolution photographs that gives insight to the opulent aesthetics of the era. Century Guild, 2016...More.

Item Code: TRLUX
Soft Cover, 6x8, 92pg, Full Color
$29.00

We have just three copies left of Flowering Lines: Rare Art Nouveau Graphics 1883-1911, [FLOWL. $29].

 

Comics, Archives & Graphic Novels

 
JUMBO MUMBO
The best work collected from the 1980s-2015. Highly Recommended. By David Tosh. I like this strange little mash-up collecting the fanzine-like Mumbo, which has delighted a very small group of comics fans for many years. Containing interviews, sketchbook pages, his short history of starting a comic store, his Dad's personal diary of combat in WWII Pacific, takes on classic comics from Nancy and Archie's Ginger, to Harvey kid comics, and comic strips from the likes of famous artists like R. Crumb, Denis Kitchen, Jay Lynch and Walt Kelly among others. Jumbo Mumbo collects David Tosh's personal comics journal for the first time. Tinto Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: JUMBM
Soft Cover, 6x9, 222pg, Partial Color
$24.99

 
CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION Volume 1 Out of the Darksome Hills
Collects Conan the Legend #0 and Conan #1-19, 2003-05. Highly Recommended. By Kurt Busiek with Fabian Sicieza. Art by Cary Nord, Thomas Yeates & Greg Ruth, Tom Mandrake, John Severin and Bruce Timm. The legend returns! Conan the Barbarian stars in epic tales by comic book veteran Kurt Busiek -- including classics adapted from the works of original author Robert E. Howard! The story of "The God in the Bowl" is presented in all its terrifying detail, introducing Conan's notorious adversary, Thoth-Amon! But who is Janissa the Widowmaker, and what role will she play in the Cimmerian warrior's life? Beware the Horror on Uskuth Hill and the Thing in the Temple! Lots of bonus interviews, forewords and artwork. Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: CCE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 496pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

See our website for Conan Omnibus and Chronicles volumes, and more Conan and Robert E. Howard material.

 
THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL
Collects #1-5, 2018. Recommended. By Margaret Stohl. Art by Carlos Pacheco. A very attractively drawn, hip new look at the origins of this heroine is is due shortly in a movie of her own. She's one of the mightiest heroes not just on Earth, but in the entire galaxy! Now learn exactly how Carol Danvers became the woman she is -- the Avenger she is -- in the definitive origin of Captain Marvel! When sudden, crippling anxiety attacks sideline Carol in the middle of a fight, she finds herself reliving memories of a life she thought was far behind her. And her super-heroine mother! With three pages of variant covers. Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: LIFCM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$15.99

There's more Captain Marvel (and Shazam) on the website—including the original Shazam Archives from 2003, from DC (RB467. $50).

 
MISTER MIRACLE
Collects the limited series #1-12 and Director's Cut 1, 2017. By Tom King. Art of Mitch Gerads. Eisner Award Winner: Best Writer, Best Artist. No prison can hold him. Something has gone horribly wrong with the perfect life that Scott and his wife Big Barda have made for themselves on Earth. With war raging between their homeworlds of Apokolips and New Genesis, Scott's cruel adoptive father, Darkseid, seems to have finally found the Anti-Life Equation--the weapon that will give him total victory. But can he pull off the ultimate trick--and escape death itself? DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: MISMIR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 320pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
JACK KIRBY'S MISTER MIRACLE
Collects #1-18, 1971-73. Highly Recommended. Jack Kirby reinvented the superhero genre with his sprawling saga of the Fourth World, beginning with he most down-to-earth title of the series, which also does well as a stand-alone series. Always one of our favorite titles from his new DC career, just after he left Marvel and The Fantastic Four for his new beginning. Here began a bold storytelling vision that was decades ahead of its time. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: JKMM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

The Mister Miracle Artist's Edition is still available by special order [JKMAEH. $150]. See the website for more Kirby.

 

Coming in May

 
EERIE ARCHIVES Volume 26
Collects #126-131, 1981-82. By Victor de la Fuente. Art by Jim Starlin, Wally Wood et al. Enter a howling maelstrom of gut-churning horror, mind-bending science-fantasy, and breathtaking adventure, all from the hallowed pages of James Warren's Eerie magazine. Featuring over 300 pages of gripping stories by Archie Goodwin, Howard Chaykin, Jim Starlin, Wally Wood, Victor de la Fuente, and many others. #130 is a special Vampirella issue with a 54-page story, plus Pantha, Van Helsing, Huntress, and Rook. #131 is an all-Wally Wood issue. Dark Horse, 2019. Due May. Mature Readers...More.

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

Most back volumes are available, also discounted. See the latest Creepy releases here. And you can still complete your Vampirella Archives. We don't stock these, but we can special order volumes 2-15, and all are discounted [VAM02H, etc $49.95, $42.50 each].

Don't miss the highly recommended new book about publisher James Warren by Bill Schelly--see last week's email.

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS WEB OF MYSTERY Volume 5
Collects #25-29, 1954-55. Art by Jim McLaughlin, Ken Rice, Lou Cameron et al. Hey, don't worry about that creak from the staircase, it's nothing to worry about. If you don't believe me, then get out of that chair and see for yourself. Hmm, just one minute, though; it seems to be getting a little louder. And is that hoarse rustling actually breathing? Maybe you barricaded the door a mite too late and now you're gonna meet up with a bevy of moldering corpses, all of them delivered up by pens and brushes wielded by the likes of Jim McLaughlin, Ken Rice, Lou Cameron, Sy Grudko, Ace Baker, Jerry Grandenetti, Richard Case, Rudy Palais, Louis Zansky, and Paul Parker. PS Artbooks, 2019. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: PCW05H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$44.99

Vol 1 and 2 are in stock at $49.99, Volume 3 at $54.99; Volume 4, also $54.99, is due in February. Full details of each on our website.

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS TALES OF HORROR Volume 2
Collects #5-9, 1953-54. Art by Morris Marcus, Frank Giacoia, Rocco Mastroserio et al. Small is beautiful and don't let anyone tell you different. Case in point, Toby Press, which also used the imprint Minoan and found fame (of a sort) by getting their knuckles rapped by the EC crew for using Gaines & Co.'s title "Tales of Terror." But they didn't need to pilfer from others with Tales of Horror, the (retitled) magazine's noteworthy homage to the likes of prose stylist John Collier. So take a bow guys, we're in the presence of greatness. Let's all doff our beanies to Moe Marcus, Ben Brown, Bernard Baily, Frank Giacoia, Rocco Mastroserio, Jack Sparling, Mel Keefer,  Howard Rosenberger, Bill Molno and George Olesen, heroes one and all. PS Artbooks, 2019. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: PCCT02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$44.99

Volume 1 is due in February. Same price.

 
MARVEL MASTERWORKS THE SAVAGE SHE-HULK Volume 2
Collects Savage She-Hulk #15-25, Marvel Two-In-One #88, 1981-82. By David Anthony Kraft, et al. Art by Alan Kupperberg and Mike Vosburg. The Savage She-Hulk is back in a second Marvel Masterworks edition concluding her original series! Conflict rages not just between She-Hulk and the many super-powered enemies we have in store, but between Jennifer Walters and She-Hulk! Our heroine's two halves are in a battle for control as She-Hulk fights transforming back into Jen Walters, while Jen risks losing herself in the She- Hulk's power. And each persona has her own romantic interest - it ain't easy being green! It all leads to a new status quo that will carry the She-Hulk into the decades of success ahead. Topping it off is a Two-In-One adventure starring She-Hulk and the Thing by Shulkie scribe David Anthony Kraft, that tilts the green gal-iath toward her future comedic exploits! Marvel, 2019. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: MMSSH02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 304pg, Full Color
$75.00

Volume 1 is not in stock. If you missed it, we'll special order it for you.

 
KIRBY IS? FANTASTIC! King Sized
Collects Fantastic Four #4, 12, 25-26, 52-53, 66-67, 84-87 & Annual #6, 1961-69. Recommended. By Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Art by Jack Kirby. Kirby is the greatest storytelling mind in comic book history. Kirby is an architect of the world's most-famous universe of characters. Kirby is...Fantastic! The first in a line of super-giant "King-Size" hardcovers celebrating the incomparable talent of Jack "The King" Kirby, Kirby is...Fantastic! brings together a selection of all-time great issues from his tenure on Fantastic Four. Marvel, 2019. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: KIRIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x21, 400pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

 

Rare & Out of Print

First off is a signed and numbered, Golden Girl print by Frank Frazetta. Limited to 2000, this beautiful lithograph was produced in 1970 from Russ Cochran, and is in near mint condition.

A 1944 collection of World War II cartoons by Bill Mauldin in Star Spangled Banter.

From 1978, a collection of art by Marvel Comics artist Frank Brunner, Alter Image.

Signed (by Jonathan Bacon) and limited, a collection of letters by Robert E Howard in Runes of Ahrh-Eih-Eche.

A massive collection of fine art from nineteenth century American artists studying in France, The Lure of Paris.

Lastly, Charles Vess illustrates various stories from Neil Gaiman and others in Ballads.

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Girls, Girls, Girls! of St. Petersburg is first class, and a first collection by this young Russian photographer. Very well done. Large format. See more nude photography here, beginning with the latest releases.

Marquis De Sade: 100 Erotic Illustrations collects all of De Sade's specially commissioned artwork, first published in 1897, in a deluxe small hardcover. It's kinky, bizarre and even disturbing. All this was even imagined, 200 years ago?? I don't recall the last time I saw this work collected. See more erotic art here, beginning with the newest.

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Out of Print Report

FRAZBO – Frazetta Book One – six left, $29.95

NEVABS – Never Abandon Imagination, The Fantastical Art of Tony Diterlizzi – 5 copies left, $27.50

CUR01 – Cursed Comics Cavalcade – 4 left, $9.95

AOBV – Art of Baron Von Lind – 7 left, $14.95, $7.50. The second Von Lind collecion is available at the same discount [AOBV02. $14.95, $7.50].

VAL06H, VAL07H – Valerian and Laureline: The Complete Collection 6 & 7 – 2 left of each, $29.99 ea

 

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March 7-10 - I'll be a guest, but not exhibiting, at Comic Fest in San Diego.

March 17, Sunday - Sac-Con, where I'll have my huge 10x24 booth with lots of new and discounted material, and perhaps some comics too.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Jungle Girls, Captain Marvel, new Neil Gaiman, Be-Bop Barbarians with Matt Baker, Bill Schelly, Howard Chaykin and Bettie Page!

Craig Yoe's new book, Jungle Girls, is a lot of fun, with a wide variety of two-fisted jungle ladies—even one by Frazetta! Two Captain Marvel books—the original Shazam hero: a serious study and Jeff Smith's wonderful 2007 Captain and Mary Marvel tale.

We have new Neil Gaiman; a graphic novel about Darwin and his 1831 voyage on the Beagle; Be-Bop Barbarians stars Matt Baker and two other early black cartoonists; publisher James Warren is finally profiled in a massive new biography by Bill Schelly. Howard Chaykin writes about comics history in Hey Kids, Comics, which Bill Sienkiewicz says is a must read. It goes home with me tonight! Plus Bettie in Hollywood #2.

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JUNGLE GIRLS
Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Mitch Maglio and Craig Yoe. Art by Frazetta, Matt Baker, Schomberg, Eisner, Powell, Kamen, Kinstler, Maurice Whitman, L.B. Cole et al. Thrill to the adventures of strong women who right wrongs–jungle style! Read all about them in this curated anthology of complete comic stories--and a gallery of all-time great covers--from the 1940s and '50s. Plus a killer illustrated introduction with pages and pages of insight, original artwork and bonuses. Sassy, brassy, and beautiful, here are the Jungle Girls of the four-color Golden Age including: Tygra, Princess Pantha, Rulah, Fantomah, Judy of the Jungle, Camilla, Jun-Gal, Cave Girl, and of course, Sheena! IDW, 2019...More.

Item Code: JUGIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 160pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

See our website for more Sheena, including The Complete Adventures of the Jungle Queen (collects her one-shot pulp) in hardcover [COMJQH. $40] and softcover [COMJQ. $19.95]; Sheena PS Artbooks regular Vols 2-3 and Vols 1-3 slipcased, all on sale; Rulah Vols 1 and 3 on sale, and 2 at regular price; The Jungle Girl Omnibus and Jungle Girl Season 3 both by Frank Cho; and on sale is Wally Wood's Jungle Adventures, softcover [WWJA. $24.95, $14.95] and deluxe [WWJAD. $69.95, $45, with 16 extra pages].

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
REEFER MADNESS
Bargain-priced! Highly Recommended. Art by Joe Shuster, Jack Kirby, Frank Frazetta, Jack Cole, Kinstler et al. Edited by Craig Yoe. Degradation! Crime! Madness! Hysteria surrounded marijuana as a perceived gateway drug from the 1930's to the 1950's and beyond. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster revealed it in their scarce early Federal Men; Kirby revealed it in early romance comics; Dollman, Yankee Boy, Kerry Drake, even Abbie and Slats preached the evils of a few tokes. Like the anti-drug propaganda film, these stories range from comically misinformed to soberly concerned about the influence of Mary Jane on the youth of America. Eisner and Harvey Award winner Craig Yoe brings us his newest collection of wacky, wild, and culturally relevant comics. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: REEFM
Soft Cover, 9x11, 200pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

 
THE BE-BOP BARBARIANS
Highly Recommended. By Gary Phillips. Art by Dale Berry. In the turbulent era of late 1950s Manhattan—with jazz, the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement, and the Red Scare as the volatile ingredients—three groundbreaking black cartoonists defy convention and pay the price. This is a fictionalized graphic novel based on three very real, ground-breaking black comics artists: Matt Baker, Jackie Ormes and Oliver Harrington. Cliff Murphy (Baker) is matinee idol handsome, a light-skinned, straight-haired black man and a comics artist known for his glamour girl art. He's black uptown and white downtown, and he has an eye for the ladies, and they for him—including his boss' wife, who knows Cliff's creation, the Phantom Avenger, is about to be stolen from him. Adult themes, nudity. Pegasus, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BEBOPH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 112pg, Partial Color
$24.95 $22.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MATT BAKER The Art of Glamour
The life and career of the finest Good Girl artist of the Golden Age. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Jim Amash and Eric Nolen-Weathington. This presents an impressive career cut tragically short. It features a wealth of essays; interviews with Baker's friends, family, and co-workers; and a treasure trove of his finest artwork, including several complete stories, at last giving this wonderfully talented artist his full due. In the early 1940s, Matt Baker became of one the earliest African-American comic book artists. But it wasn't the color of his skin which made him such a significant figure in the history of the medium--it was his innate ability to draw gorgeous, exciting women and handsome, dynamic men in a fluid, graceful style. TwoMorrows, 2012...More.

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

 
SHAZAM The Monster Society of Evil
Collects #1-4, 2007. Highly Recommended. By Jeff Smith. Introduction by Alex Ross. After Bone, my very favorite work by Jeff Smith. When Billy Batson follows a mysterious stranger onto the subway, he never imagines he's entering a strange world of powerful wizards, talking tigers, kid-eating monsters, political intrigue and mysterious villains. And a young and very, very wild Mary Marvel, reimagined by Smith. Billy encounters all that and more when the wizard gives him a magic word that transforms him into the world's mightiest mortal. Now, he must use his extraordinary new abilities to face an incoming invasion of alien creatures and to stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world! DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: SHAZM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BONE CODA Behind the Scenes Bundle
Includes feature-length DVD! Highly Recommended. By Jeff Smith. For a limited time only, Bone Coda, the companion volume to Jeff Smith's Bone will be bundled with the Emmy Award-winning documentary The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, Bone, and The Changing Face of Comics! The full color Coda includes behind the scenes essays and great Comic-Con photos, the revised edit of Stephen Weiner's Bone Companion, and the 37 page new Bone chapter! The DVD offers interviews with Smith, Scott McCloud, Colleen Doran, Paul Pope, Terry Moore, Harvey Pekar and others. Cartoon Books, 2018...More.

Item Code: BONEC
Soft Cover, DVD, 6x9, 120pg, Full Color
$14.95

Click here and see ALL our monster collections. You'd be surprised—from Bill Stout's signed editions to Monsters & Dames, Mr. Monster and Swampmen, Muck-Monsters and their Makers. And of course, these killer Marvel pre-hero monster collections:

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MONSTERS Volume 1 The Marvel Monsterbus
Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Art by Jack Kirby. From Groot to Fin Fang Foom, Marvel collects Jack Kirby's monster masterworks in two astonishing Omnibus volumes! Before the Marvel's super heroes, it was the Marvel age of monsters! Action-packed classics, many hinting at the famous Marvel heroes and villains to come: Thorr the Unbelievable; a woolly, alien Hulk; the eight-foot-tall Magneto. These tales are the awe-inspiring crucible that created the Marvel Age of Comics! Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: MONS01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 872pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MONSTERS Volume 2 The Marvel Monsterbus
Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Art by Jack Kirby et al. Comicdom's famous monsters are on the loose! Marvel presents the concluding volume in our complete collection of Marvel's late-1950s/early-1960s period, famous for its twist-ending tales, alien invaders and especially its towering monster menaces -- and no one drew giant monsters like Jack "The King" Kirby! It's page after page of Grogg, Ogg, the Creature from Krogarr, Fin Fang Foom, and more! Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: MONS02H
Hard Cover, 872pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

 

Comics Reference

 
JAMES WARREN EMPIRE OF MONSTERS The Man Behind Creepy, Vampirella, and Famous Monsters
Unauthorized and fascinating! Highly Recommended. By Bill Schelly. Bill Schelly's Empire of Monsters features numerous eye-opening, often outrageous anecdotes about James Warren, a colorful, larger-than-life figure whose ability as a publisher, promoter, and provocateur makes him a fascinating character study. He was the visionary publisher of Famous Monsters of Filmland, the magazine that fueled the movie monster craze of the 1960s, and inspired filmmakers Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Joe Dante. With Creepy and Eerie, Warren popularized the black-and-white comics magazine and ran covers by the legendary painter Frank Frazetta before Frazetta was a superstar. Fantagraphics, 2019...More.

Item Code: JAMESH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x9, 272pg, Text/Partial Color
$29.99 $26.99

Click here for more books written by Bill Schelly—creator biographies and intimate histories of early comics fandom. Order any book by Bill and you can include a free SIGNED copy of The Eye #1 with your order [EYE01. $0].

 
HEY KIDS! COMICS!
Collects #1-5, 2018. Highly Recommended. By Howard Chaykin. Howard Chaykin is not only a highly-regarded comics writer and artist, he's a fan...he loves the stuff, from the old book illustrators to the history of comics. Who better to create this graphic novel, portraying nearly a century of turbulence and triumph, despair and drama in the comics racket. Artists and writers, con men and clowns, ganefs and gangsters create the foundations of today's biggest entertainment business--or at least the tail that wags the dog. Much of it really happened, and the names have been changed to protect the innocent--and the guilty... Image Comics, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: HEYK
Soft Cover, 7x10, 152pg, Full Color
$16.99 $15.50

I don't know whether to call this a graphic novel or reference—since it deals with comics history but with the players in disguise. Click here for more Howard Chaykin work.

 
CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE ART OF NOSTALGIA
By Brian Cremins. What C.C. Beck, Otto Binder, and readers of the Golden Age Captain Marvel share in common is a fascination with nostalgia, which has shaped the history of comics and comics scholarship in the United States. Billy Batson's America, with its cartoon villains and talking tigers, remains a living archive of childhood memories, so precious but elusive, as strange and mysterious as the boy's first visit to the subway tunnel. Taking cues from Beck's theories of art and from the growing field of memory studies, here is why we read comics and, more significantly, how we remember them and the America that dreamed them up in the first place. University of Mississippi Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: CAPMA
Soft Cover, 6x9, 204pg, Text/b&w
$30.00

See more about Marvel's new Captain Marvel here, or about the classic comics with the original Captain, Capt. Marvel Jr, Mary Marvel and the other great Fawcett comics, here.

For full details on these other reference books from McFarland, see our website:

The Forensic Comicologist: Insights from a Life in Comics by Jaime Newbold, SoCal Comics [FORCOM. $29.95]

Love on the Racks: A History of American Romance Comics by Michelle Nolan [signed bookplate. LOVRA. $29.95]

Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television 1962-73 [FILFA. $29.95]

Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History –second edition [CLAI. $35.00]

A History of the Doc Savage Adventures [HSDS. $25.00]

And on sale:

Superheroines and the Epic Journey: Mythic Themes in Comics, Film and Television – ON SALE [SUPEJ. $19.95, $14.95] –Only four left.

The Ages of the Justice League – ON SALE [AGEJL. $19.99, $14.99] –Just one left.

Marvel's Black Widow: From Spy to Superhero –ON SALE [MARBLW. $19.99, $14.99] – Just one left.

 

Comics & Graphic Novels

 
BETTIE PAGE #2 SET (Series 2)
Set of five variant covers--interior is the same--by John Royale & Mohan, Scott Chantler, David Williams & Kelsey Shannon, Julius Ohta & Ellie Wright, and an original photo. Recommended. By David Avallone. Art by Julius Ohta. "This volume continues the declassified adventures of Bettie Page, from the period of her life when she served as a government agent under my supervision." Bettie finds alien invaders in England and helps the search for the missing royal highness! The artwork here is outstanding and I have to say the series just gets better, including several excellent covers as part of our set of five variants. Writer David Avallone and artist Julius Ohta are your tour guides through the excellent second issue of The Secret Diary of Bettie Page! Dynamite, 2019...More.

Item Code: BET02P
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea, Partial Color
$19.95

Click here for all available sets from the first series and issue #1 from this series. And here for all our Bettie books, including The Life of a Pin-Up Legend, just added to our Rare books section.

 
THE PROBLEM OF SUSAN And Other Stories
Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton et al. From the winner of the Hugo, Eisner, Newbery, Harvey, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula awards. Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell (The Sandman, The Giver), Scott Hampton (American Gods), and Paul Chadwick (Concrete) present two stories and two illustrated poems. The Problem of Susan offers am alternate look at the Narnia novels and their ending; October in the Chair is a delightful tale of the twelve months of the year, sitting around a fire telling stories; plus Locks and The Day the Saucers Came. Dark Horse, 2019...More.

Item Code: PROBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 80pg, Full Color
$17.99 $16.50

See more graphic novels by Neil Gaiman on our website. I strongly recommend his Graveyard Book. It's available in both two softcover editions, now on sale $9.99, $5.99 each and in an all-in-one hardcover [NGGBH. $35, $29.95]. And we have just two copies left at this sale price of the signed deluxe edition:

 
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NEIL GAIMAN'S GRAVEYARD BOOK Complete Deluxe Signed
Closeout Price! Signed & limited, 1500! Highly Recommended. A special clothbound limited edition in matching black cloth slipcase. Both volumes bound as one, and an entirely new cover unique to this limited edition, by P. Craig Russell. Also 26 additional pages of special content, including a letter from Neil, character studies, pencilled pages, and color work. Signed by Gaiman, the "rock star" of fantasy literature, on a special silver-printed page with more extra artwork. Harper Collins, 2016...More.

Item Code: NGGBD
Hard Cover, 6x9, 384pg, Full Color
$175.00 $125.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
AMERICAN GODS Volume 1 Shadow
Collects #1-9, 2017. By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton. Cover by David Mack. One of Gaiman's best-known stories is adapted to comics by all-star creators. This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods. This novel won the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula awards, and has been adapted as a Starz television series! The first in a three-volume adaptation! Includes work by Walt Simonson, Colleen Doran, and Glenn Fabry. 36-page Bonus Section of original art, layouts, alternative covers, character guides. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: AMG01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $26.99

 
HOUSE OF PENANCE
By Peter J. Tomasi. Art by Ian Bertram. A horrific take on the true story of the Winchester haunted house and one woman's mission to wash away the blood curse of the Winchester rifle from claiming her own life and soul. This is a tale of guilt, ghosts, and guns . . . of how fortune brings misfortune as a grim and determined woman oversees the construction of a house twenty-four hours a day for twenty years, with the simple motto of keep busy building or get busy dying. With an added horror element right out of H.P. Lovecraft. Collects the six-issue miniseries. Dark Horse, 2017...More.

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

 
DARWIN An Exceptional Voyage
Recommended. By Fabien Grolleau and Jeremie Royer. A sweeping, intelligent and immersive biographical graphic novel from award-winning creators, newly translated from its 2016 French appearance. Join the legendary scientist as a young man off on a five year voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle in 1831. He begins the journey young and gifted but distracted, but returns a serious man of science, changing both his life and the course of modern science. It's an epic journey of thrilling discovery as he explores remote corners of the natural world and pieces together the very beginnings of his revolutionary theory of evolution. Nobrow, 2019...More.

Item Code: DARWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 176pg, Full Color
$22.95 $20.95

See all of our French graphic novels on the website.

 

Comic Strip Collections

 
COMICS REVUE PRESENTS FEB 2019
Another all-new Romero cover! Highly Recommended. By Russ Manning, Milton Caniff et al. Stories complete in this issue: Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane from 1967; Rick O'Shay by Stan Lynde from 1976; Sir Bagby from 1962; Mandrake the Magician by Lee Falk and Phil Davis from 1938. Plus full-color with Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts, Flash Gordon by Mac Raboy, Alley Oop by V. T. Hamlin, Tarzan by Russ Manning, and Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff, plus serialized stories in black and white including Krazy Kat by George Herriman, Steve Roper by Saunders and Overgard, and Garth by Peter O'Donnell. Manuscript Press, 2019...More.

Item Code: CR0219
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
$19.95

Romero has done several original covers now for Comics Revue. June 2018 has Mandrake levitating a scantily clad lady, and February 2018 features Modesty Blaise and Willie. April 2016 is another with Modesty and his classic good-girl heroine Axa, too. See all available back issues here. April and June 2017 issues and October & Dec 2016 are on sale [$19.95, $11.95 each]. We have just a couple copies of each.

Click here to see all the latest comic strip and cartoon collections.

 

Art Books

 
VISIONS OF WHENCE Signed with Drawing
Signed with full page drawing. Highly Recommended. By Cory Godbey. An anthology collecting Cory Godbey's first five sketchbooks. Since 2011, each year, Corey has picked a theme for his personal work and created a new body of original work on that theme. He collected all the sketches, studies, and finished drawings that went into making the new series into annual sketchbooks.The Hidden People (2011), Menagerie (2012), Lyrebird (2013), Studies from the Wilder Forest (2014), and Wanderings (2015). Superb fantasy illustrations. The full page, one color drawing is very handsome, unique to each copy. Corey Godbey, 2019. . Note: These have slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: VISWHD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 300pg, Full Color
$95.00

 
VISIONS OF WHENCE Signed
Signed! Highly Recommended. By Cory Godbey. An anthology collecting Cory Godbey's first five sketchbooks. Since 2011, each year, Corey has picked a theme for his personal work and created a new body of original work on that theme. He collected all the sketches, studies, and finished drawings that went into making the new series into annual sketchbooks.The Hidden People (2011), Menagerie (2012), Lyrebird (2013), Studies from the Wilder Forest (2014), and Wanderings (2015). Superb fantasy illustrations. Already out of print, we cannot get any more copies. Cory Godbey, 2019. . Note: These have slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: VISWHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 300pg, Full Color
$45.00

 

Coming in April

 
BATGIRL The Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 2
Collects Batman Family #12-20, Detective Comics #481-519 and Batgirl Special #1. Now, for the first time ever, Gotham's greatest heroine's adventures are collected. These hard-to-find 1970s tales featuring Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, are now recut and collected in their entirety. In these stories, Batgirl teams up with heroes including Robin and Red Tornado, and faces villains including Killer Moth, the Cavalier and Madame Zodiac. DC, 2019. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: BGB02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 576pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

 
AVAILABLE NOW
BATGIRL The Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 1
1967-77. Recommended. Art by Infantino, Anderson & Sid Greene, Gil Kane, Curt Swan, Frank Robbins, Don Heck et al. Beginning with the "million-dollar" debut of Barbara Gordon in 1967, when editor Julius Schwartz brought in his "A" team to make over Batman in Detective Comics--this collects Batgirl features from Detective, Batman and Batman Family issues. It also features stories by Gardner Fox and Bob Rozakis, and art by Mike Grell. Batgirl started her vigilante career when mild-mannered librarian Barbara Gordon, daughter of police commissioner Jim Gordon, attended a costume party gone awry. It wasn't long before the teenage genius crime-fighter became a regular feature of Batman's world. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: BGB01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 504pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

 
BATMAN CATWOMAN Maquette
Recommended. Tweeterhead presents the newest edition from the Super Powers Collection of DC Maquettes: Catwoman! This femme fatale stands at an impressive 16 inches tall, bullwhip in hand! Alluring yet devious, a must-have for any fans of sultry supervillain Catwoman and DC Comics. We think it's very nicely done, and it's one of the largest statues we handle. It's the classic Batman femme fatale nemesis in the grand old comics style. TWEETERHEAD, 2019. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: BACAT
16 tall, Full Color
$275.00

See more Catwoman statues and books, and see two Batgirl statues here.

 

Coming in May

 
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. Due May. ...More.

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

Volumes 1 and 2 are available now at the same discounted price. Also Superman The Golden Age Sundays 1943-46 [SUSG01H. $49.99, $44.99]. Click here for all Superman titles, including the Silver Age newspaper strip collections.

 
MARK RYDEN THE ART OF WHIPPED CREAM
In 2017, Mark Ryden, the “Godfather of Pop Surrealism,” tackled a new medium: ballet. In partnership with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), he created “Whipped Cream,” a new work that has since become a part of the theatre's classic repertoire. Featuring interviews with and commentaries from principal dancers—including Misty Copleland, David Hallberg, Stella Abrera, Gillian Murphy, and Daniil Simkin—and members of the creative team, this showcases Ryden's concept art as well as paintings made specifically for this publication. Cernunnos, 2018. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: MARAWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 208pg, Full Color
$49.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MARK RYDEN PINXIT New Edition
Pinxit, whose title refers to the Latin term meaning “painted by,” is organized by the themes of Ryden's major exhibitions—The Meat Show, Bunnies & Bees, The Tree Show, and so on—and includes collected essays by Yoshitomo Nara, Carlo McCormick, and others, and a new essay by culture critic Kristine McKenna. This sweeping retrospective brings together nearly two decade's worth of Mark Ryden's paintings and works on paper, broadening the horizons of his uncanny universe and bringing it to the world, one page at a time. Taschen, 2016...More.

Item Code: MRPIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 368pg, Full Color
$40.00

 
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

 

Rare & Out of Print

We found a couple more copies of First Maitz in case you missed it two weeks ago. Another great fantasy artist this week, Stephen Hickman, whose book comes with a signed bookplate.

For Pin-Up fans we have Second Slice: The Art of Olivia, signed, and Bettie Page The Life of a Pin-Up Legend, signed by Dave Stevens.

We have publisher file copies of All Kines Comics #4, otherwise known as Promethean Enterprises #4, published in 1971 by Bud, Al Davoren and Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. Inquire about issues #5, Bud has a few of these too.

Also listed this week is Nelvana of the Northern Lights, which comes with a fold out poster, a postcard and bookmarks. Fans of Al Capp might want to grab a copy of The Best of Li'l Abner, first edition copies from 1978.

Lastly, a beautiful oversized copy of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, bargain priced at $30.00

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Mature Readers

New Cavewoman this week with a fun nude cover by Root and, lo-and-behold, a new artist on the work inside. Check it out, and all our Cavewoman variants here.

Coming in April and May: R. Crumb's Sex Obsessions will be back in a bargain-priced hardcover edition. And a new book by Roy Stuart and Dian Hanson: The Leg Show Photos: Embrace Your Fantasies, Getting Off. Click here for more R. Crumb and for Roy Stuart.

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