Thursday, May 12, 2022

American TV Comic Books, Blood ‘n’ Thunder, Cthulhu, Moon Knight, Alter Ego and Classics Illustrated are back!

New on-sale titles including 10 Classics Illustrated--in hardcover. American TV Comic Books! The 2022 Blood ‘n' Thunder special. Hellboy Artisan Edition. Two Kyosai collections. Cthulhu Tarot. Moon Knight. Alter Ego. Mickey Mouse in the Shadow Dimension! The Complete "Out of the Blue" and Yellow Cab.

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AMERICAN TV COMIC BOOKS 1940'S-1980'S From the Small Screen to the Printed Page
Highly Recommended. By Peter Bosch. This massive book, profusely illustrated in full color, takes you from the small screen to the printed page, offering a fascinating and detailed year-by-year history of over 300 television shows and over 2000 comic book adaptations across five decades. Hundreds of full-color covers and images, plus profiles of the artists who drew TV comics: Gene Colan, Alex Toth, Dan Spiegle, Russ Manning, John Buscema, Russ Heath, and many more giants of the comic book world. Whether you loved watching The Lone Ranger, Rawhide, and Zorro from the 1950s — The Andy Griffith Show, The Monkees, and The Mod Squad in the 1960s — Adam-12, Battlestar Galactica, and The Bionic Woman in the 1970s — or Alf, Fraggle Rock, and “V” in the 1980s — there's plenty here for fans of TV and comics alike! TwoMorrows, 2022....More.

Item Code: AMETV
Soft Cover, 8x11, 192pg, Full Color
$29.95 $26.95
Here's more TV: Doctor Who, Rod Serling, Golden Age of Telefantasy, Tom Corbett and Bare Bones.

BLOOD N THUNDER 2022 Special Edition
Highly Recommended. Introduction by Ed Hulse. Cover by Hugh J. Ward. This massive Special Edition boasts more than 100,000 words and over 100 illustrations in 336 pages. Will Murray on the rare one-shot supervillain pulps The Octopus and The Scorpion. Life-long fantasy fan Donald Sidney-Fryer shares his memories of fantasy/horror authors August Derleth and Fritz Leiber Jr. Film historian Richard W. Bann offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of This Gun for Hire (1942), an early film noir classic. Karl Schadow uncovers fascinating details on late ‘20s and early ‘30s radio programs adapted from pulp magazines. And much more, including a major look at Doubleday's Crime Club. Profusely illustrated. Murania Press, 2022....More.

Item Code: BLOT22
Soft Cover, 7x10, 336pg, Text/b&w
Click on the banner ad above for the previous 2021 edition, and more pulp-related collections.

Art Books & More


MIKE MIGNOLA'S HELLBOY Artisan Edition Hellboy in Hell and Other Stories
Highly Recommended. Features the first five issues of Hellboy in Hell as well as a wealth of historic supplementary material: the first three Hellboy stories — the two initial four-pagers, produced for promotional purposes, and the 10-page story from John Byrne's Nextmen #21 — plus The Corpse, and two other tales selected by Mignola for inclusion. Nearly every page has been scanned from Mignola's original art and showcases the artist's gorgeous work as closely as possible to the physical page. This is a book for fans of great storytelling and polished art. IDW, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: MMHAE
Soft Cover, 8x12, 200pg, Full Color
Here is Mike's Artist's Edition and more Hellboy.

KYOSAI The Israel Goldman Collection
Recommended. By Koto Sadamura. The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) saw Japan transform itself from a feudal country into a modern state. The turbulent times in which he lived are reflected in his riotous images, in which skeletons, demons and ghosts rub shoulders with classically rendered ukiyo-e courtesans. Among his most charming and inventive works are his brilliant depictions of animals — crows, frogs and elephants, among many others — which often stand in for political figures of the day. Royal Academy of Arts, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: KYOSIH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 192pg, Partial Color

By Koto Sadamura. Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) delighted in the depiction of animals — crows with strong personalities, frogs in the schoolroom, rats on trapezes, cats in procession, elephants performing tricks — and frequently used them to satirize contemporary society. This small but enchanting book reveals a cavalcade of Kyosai's creatures from the renowned Israel Goldman Collection, with an introduction to the artist and his menagerie by Koto Sadamura, a leading authority on Kyosai. Royal Academy, 2022....More.

Item Code: KYOSAH
Hard Cover, 7x7, 96pg, Partial Color
Click here for more Japanese art, including woodblock art in Japan Awakens [JAPAWH. $29.95] and a GN bio of Hokasai.

Made by connoisseurs and lovers of Lovecraft, Abrams presents the first tarot deck solely dedicated to this special universe. This complete tarot contains 78 illustrated cards, including 22 major and 56 minor arcana packaged with a 32-page booklet that will help with the interpretation of each card. The illustrations are by Førtifem and very true to the Lovecraft traditions. Abrams, 2021....More.

Item Code: CTHDT
Soft Cover, 4x6, Full Color
Here is more Tarot sets. And more Cthulhu. Our 2022 Cthulhu calendar is now only $3.99 [CTH22. $14.99].

Comics Archives


MOON KNIGHT Omnibus Volume 2
Collects Moon Knight #21-38, 1982-83 Fist of Khonshu #1-6, 1985 & eight more books. The end of the beginning! Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz's critically acclaimed landmark run comes to a close. But first Moon Knight must survive threats old and new — including the madness of Morpheus, the deadly return of Stained Glass Scarlet, the devious Black Spectre and a rematch against Werewolf by Night! There are team-ups with Iron Man, Brother Voodoo, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man. Marvel, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: MOONK02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 960pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
Here is more Moon Knight: Omnibus Vol 1 (MOONK01H. $125, $110], Moon Knight by Huston, Benson Y. Hurwitz Omnibus, The Midnight Mission Vol 1, and Epic Collection Vol 1.

DISNEY MASTERS Volume 19 Mickey Mouse Trapped in the Shadow Dimension
By Andrea "Casty" Castellan. In this volume, Scrooge McDuck squares off with "The Terrible, Terrible Triple-Dimensional Beagle Boy" — while in "The World to Come," Mickey and Minnie are headed to far-off Illusitania for royal intrigue, robot war— and a showdown with that dastardly, poetic secret agent, The Rhyming Man! Fantagraphics, 2022....More.

Item Code: DM19H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 192pg, Full Color
$29.99 $27.99
Here's more Disney Masters.

Comics Reference


Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas. Wraparound cover by Arvell Jones! Spotlighting the artists of Roy Thomas' 1980s DC series All-Star Squadron! Featuring illuminating interviews with artists Arvell Jones, Richard Howell, and Jerry Ordway, conducted by Richard Arndt. Plus the Squadron's final secrets, including an amazing universe of previously unpublished Squadron art, including covers for issues that never existed by pro and amateur artists alike! Plus Mr. Monster on the history of the highly successful Mad imitation, Cracked, and FCA looks at their Mad-imitation, Lunatickle. TwoMorrows, 2022....More.

Item Code: AE175
Magazine, 8x11, 84pg, Partial Color
Back issues!

New printing. Highly Recommended. By Jason Sacks and Keith Dallas. This ambitious series continues with another full-color hardcover revealing with incredible detail each year from 1970-1979! Covering all the pivotal moments, issues, titles, creators and behind-the-scenes details of the emerging Bronze Age of comics! Including: the "dawn of relevance" with Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams's Green Lantern! Jack Kirby's Fourth World saga! Revisions to the Comics Code that opened the floodgates for monsters and the supernatural! Jenette Kahn's arrival at DC and the subsequent DC explosion! The coming of Jim Shooter and creation of the direct market, vastly expanding the role of comic book specialty stores! TwoMorrows, 2022....More.

Item Code: ACB05H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Full Color
$48.95 $42.50
Here's more Chronicles, by decade...



Recommended. By Françoise Ruscak. Adapted from a novel by Laurent Genefort. Art by Francesco Trifogli. What if the key to eternal life were only a few planetary systems away? A motley crew is sent to Verfebro in search of a mystifying elixir — one that runs through the veins of a ferocious local species: the Dracs. The members of the expedition will do anything to uncover the mysteries of life on this planet, no matter the cost. First published in France. Minor nudity. Humanoids, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: BLIMH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 120pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
I just learned that the title of Publisher at Humanoids goes to none other than Mark Waid. They got the right guy for the job, Mark knows his comics and I think can give good direction to the company.

Highly Recommended. Jean-Pierre Dionnet, one of the founders of Metal Hurlant, started a new genre in comics — heroic fantasy — when he collaborated with artist Jean-Claude Gal (Diosamante) in late 1974 in the first issue of Metal Hurlant, the forerunner of Heavy Metal. Think Game of Thrones! Witness, with the help of Gal's superb and intricate style, the devastating effects of war as you follow this other-worldly army's forward progress, into a world steeped in the old gods a la Lovecraft. And then join Arn's bloody quest for revenge. First published in France. Humanoids, 2017.  ...More.

Item Code: ARMI
Soft Cover, 8x11, 184pg, Full Color
Here's more from Humanoids and more French Graphic Novels.

Comics & Graphic Novels


OUT OF THE BLUE The Complete Series
Highly Recommended. By Garth Ennis. Art by Keith Burns. Exciting reading, good history made real, and very, very accurately drawn, both volumes of the WWII aerial combat classic now in one complete edition. A war is a difficult thing to kill. WWII is almost over, but no one seems to have told the Germans, as Royal Air Force pilot Jamie McKenzie finds out when he's assigned flying Mosquito fighter-bombers into deadly shipping strikes along the enemy coast. Aftershock, 2019....More.

Item Code: OUTB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
Click here for more graphic novels from Aftershock, including Dreaming Eagles by Garth Ennis [DREAG. $16.99] and similar military history from Dead Reckoning. And here's more on World War II in graphic novels and histories.

By Benoît Cohen, art by Christophe Chabouté. After 20 years working on film and series shoots, French filmmaker and director Benoît Cohen found his enthusiasm gone. So he moves to New York in order to best absorb the rich diversity of the cosmopolitan metropolis, settling on a simple idea: he will become a taxi driver. Behind the iconic Yellow Cab, behind the fantasy of freedom and independence, behind the faces of his thousands of passengers, Benoît discovers a world in which he is a stranger. Based on his 2017 prose novel. IDW, 2022....More.

Item Code: YELCA
Soft Cover, 7x9, 168pg, b&w

72 page one-shot story. By Joe Brusha, Pat Shand et al. Art by Allan Otero, Renato Rei et al. Charlotte, Dracula's Daughter, is on a quest to find her notorious father, lost somewhere in the Underworld. He's been trapped there by her half-sister, the legendary vampire hunter Liesel Van Helsing. It's a memory so raw, it's the only thing Charlotte hates more than the situation she is in now. Zenescope, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: GRIMDD
Soft Cover, 7x10, 72pg, Full Color
Here is more Grimm Universe Zenescope titles

PS Artbooks Archives & Replica Editions


HORROR FROM THE TOMB #1 Replica Edition
Replica Edition with all ads, #1, 1954. Highly Recommended. This is publisher Premier's only entry into the pre-Code horror field, and boy is it a doozy! People melted down for their bones, beheadings, all the things Wertham was so aghast over! It's the only issue in the series killed by the distributor's (Kable News) President, George B. Davis, after he saw the issue. And it's got great art: George Woodbridge, Sid Check & Angelo Torres collaborate on a story worthy of Williamson & Wood: "Granma Gruesome's Dead Time Story." PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: HORFT01
Magazine, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color

CHILLING TALES #17 Facsimile Edition
Collects #17, 1953. Recommended. By Harry Harrison, Steve Kirkel et al. Kicking off PS Facsimile comics comes a three-issue line-up from the pen of the legendary Matt Fox of Chilling Tales, well known for his quirky comics covers as well as bizarre covers for the venerable pulp Weird Tales. Sir Walter Scott and Edgar Allan Poe adaptations. Comes with a handsome oversized matted print of wild cover. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: CHIL17
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color

CHILLING TALES #15 Facsimile Edition & Print
Collects #15, 1953. With 11 1/2 x 16 matted print of the cover. Recommended. By Harry Harrison et al. Starting with a brand new line in pre-code comic books, the indefatigable and even ubiquitous PS Artbooks launches the PS Facsimile Comics imprint, which come with a bonus oversized print of the cover, already matted. Kicking off PS Facsimile comics comes a three-issue line-up from the pen of the legendary Matt Fox of Chilling Tales, well known for bizarre covers for Weird Tales, the pulp. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: CHIL15
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color

VOODOO Volume 2
Collects #10-14, 1953-54. By Iger Shop. Zombies take over America! Opium story! Things have come along way since the first issue with South Sea Girl!! Blood-soaked, brain-damaged gonzo pre-code stories from this offbeat title from Ajax/Farrell. How about “Tusks of Terror!”? — In colonial India, the sadistic Colonel Rankin frames his daughter's Indian lover for theft and sentences him to death. But Ahmed Rai reincarnates as a wild boar and, well, find out here! PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: PCV02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
The hardcover Voodoo Volume 1, with a different cover, is expected momentarily [PCV02H. $46.99] Voodoo Volume 1 is available only in hardcover and it is currently out of print. We have only three copies left [PCV01H. $59.99, $47.99]. No softcover of Volume 1 has been announced. Here are more Replica Editions and More from PS.

New on Sale


Closeout Price! Recommended. By F. Scott Fitzgerald. Introduction by Blake Hazard. First published in 1925, The Great Gatsby has been acclaimed by generations of readers and is now reimagined as a unique graphic novel. The story is captured by artist Aya Morton, who works in soft pastels and water-color. Here is the mysteriously wealthy Gatsby and his tragic love for the beautiful Daisy. Iconic text has been artfully distilled by Fred Fordham, who keeps much of the original dialogue — so much, it took me three sittings to read this. It's dense! Scribner, 2020....More.

Item Code: GRGAT
Soft Cover, 6x9, 208pg, Full Color
$20.00 $12.95

BORN TO BE POSTUMOUS The Eccentric Life & Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
Closeout Price! By Mark Dery. Based on newly uncovered correspondence and interviews with personalities like Lemony Snicket and Neil Gaiman, this draws back the curtain on the eccentric genius and mysterious life of Edward Gorey. An eccentric, a gregarious recluse, an enigmatic auteur of whimsically morbid masterpieces, yes — but who was the real man behind eccentricities? Prose, with a handful of illustrations. William Collins, 2018. ...More.

Item Code: BORNPH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 512pg, Text/b&w
$24.95 $19.95

GOREY SECRETS Artistic and Literary Inspirations Behind Divers Books by Edward Gorey
Recommended. By Malcolm Whyte. Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was a fascinating and prolific author and artist. Of the one hundred delightful and fascinating books that Gorey wrote and illustrated, he rarely revealed their specific inspirations or their meanings. Where did his intriguing ideas come from? In Gorey Secrets: Artistic and Literary Inspirations behind Divers Books by Edward Gorey, Malcolm Whyte utilizes years of thorough research to tell an engrossing, revealing story about Gorey's unique works. University of Mississippi Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: GORSH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 176pg, Partial Color

Our Spring Sale is still going on, check it out, along with the lower priced 3…2...1... items that just went online at new prices. Here are the recent batches of sale items, gonersale, gonersale2 & gonersale3.



Here's another batch of 30 items that are going away soon, down to just one, two or three copies left. You can now see the latest 3…2…1 items in a new section on our website, called ALMOST GONE, at the top of the home page, right next to CLOSEOUTS. We are continuously adding to our Imperfect Editions sections as well.

Classics Illustrated Hardcovers on Sale

This is the first nine of 30 titles we just scored and put on sale. These are from the current England-based publisher who took over from Jack Lake after 2015. We’ve never carried these in hardcover before. If they do well, we may be able to get another 30 or so…the publisher did 65 hardcovers before electing to stick to softcover. We’re also working on getting a Deluxe Boxed Three Musketeers Set (it was the very first Classic in 1941) and some other specials at regular price. But it’ll be a while, they’ll have to come in from England.

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - $12.95 $7.95

OLIVER TWIST - $12.95 $7.95

HAMLET - $12.95 $7.95

JANE EYRE - $12.95 $7.95


THE 39 STEPS - $12.95 $7.95

THE INVISIBLE MAN - $12.95 $7.95

A TALE OF TWO CITIES - $12.95 $7.95

Click here to see all the new Classics Illustrated Books entered this week!




Numbered & limited, 1000. ReelArt Studios presents a tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs's iconic jungle hero, Tarzan of the Apes. Inspired by the classic illustration of Burroughs artist J. Allen St. John, the statue depicts Tarzan and Jad-bal-ja, his fierce golden lion from the dust cover of the 1923 first edition A. C. McClurg book of the same title. Dark Horse, 2007. Out of print. ...More.

Item Code: TARZGL
10" tall, Full Color

Numbered & limited, 25 A/P. ReelArt Studios continues its line of comic-book and newspaper-strip characters with another classic character, Prince Valiant. Hal Foster's timeless hero from the days of King Arthur, as sculpted by Joy and Tom Studios, depicts Val in full battle gear charging atop his mighty steed through a marshy glade and seems to have been lifted straight from those early Sunday funnies. The prepainted statue comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. 12 inches tall, 15 inches deep and 11 inches wide. Dark Horse, 2008. Out of print. ...More.

Item Code: PVAL
12" tall, Full Color
We have less than ten of either of these. Shipping is quite expensive these days on statues, especially large ones like these. We've adjusted the prices up a bit from the original publication price, to help cover the costs. Here are more statues on our website.

Rare & Out of Print


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HEROIC TALES: The Bill Everett Archives Vol 2 - $45

FLASH GORDON: The Movie - Art by Al Williamson - $100

FEARLESS FOSDICK: The Hole Story - $100


THE BUILDING Signed - Will Eisner - $100






WILD RIDE: Jay Anacleto Sketchbook Signed - $50

DAVE STEVENS: Selected Sketches & Studies Volume 2 Signed - $115 - Also Available Volume 3 & 4 unsigned, $60 each.

BORIS VALLEJO: Fantasy Art Techniques - $70 - Two additional Boris & Julie books entered this week.

THE SPHINX AND ALLEY OOP - V.T. Hamlin - $90 - Two additional Alley Oop books entered this week.

ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY #4 - $40 - Click to see additional issues of Illustrators Quartlerly and Illustration Magazine added this week.


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News & Notes


Late Spring Catalog

Our latest catalog should be in your mailbox by now. If you don't get one, just call and ask, add it to your order for free, or download it here. We cannot mail catalogs to customers who use the “Guest” to place online orders, since we can't keep your address. Start an account with us to get all the benefits, it's easy, fast and free. Click here.


George Perez 1954-2022

We lost yet another artist recently, after James Bama and then Neal Adams. George was another mover and shaker in comics, best known for his wonderful and many DC titles, most especially Wonder Woman.

He came to prominence in the 1970s penciling The Avengers for Marvel Comics, and returned to the franchise in the 1990s. In the 1980s he penciled The New Teen Titans, which became one of DC Comics' top-selling series. He penciled DC's landmark limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths, followed by relaunching Wonder Woman as both writer and penciller for the rebooted series. In the meantime, he worked on other comics published by Marvel, DC, and other companies into the 2010s. He was known for his detailed and realistic rendering, and his facility with complex crowd scenes.


Underwood Books File Copies

We are getting more titles online and you can get an advance look at them here. Some are very limited in quantity, such as Best of Gahan Wilson [BOGW. $50] with just four as-new copies (originally published at $15 in 2004). And Clive Barker's Shadows in Eden [CBSHA. $45] with corner wear, from 1991. Also only four available.

Also too few to feature, we have three copies of Shameless Art [SHAAH. $15/$9.95] and five copies of Strange Days: Aliens, Adventurers, Devils and Dames [STRDH. $17.95/$9.95. We're working on getting more of these last two titles, along with Frazetta Telling Stories and several other Underwood titles that we previously offered on sale, before they sold out.



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