Alley Oop’s new Sundays volume features him in World War II! Kevin O’Neill gets an Artist Edition. Western heroes Tex and Zagor return in new collections. Blade and Spider-Man Omnibus Editions are here. Tarzan returns to Mars in a new Will Murray novel! William Stout’s new Monsters! Plus new Hurts and Coming Items. Happy Turkey Day!
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ALLEY OOP THE COMPLETE SUNDAYS Volume 4 1942-1944
ALLEY OOP THE COMPLETE SUNDAYS Volume 3 1939-1941
Our Highest Recommendation. At long last, a new book in this series and it's way cool. This oversize volume presents the first full-color time-travel adventures of V.T. Hamlin’s intrepid caveman Alley Oop. Every Sunday Page from April 1939 through December 1941, meticulously restored from the original newspaper publications and never before reprinted! Acoustic Learning, 2022....More.
Item Code: ALLE03H
Hard Cover, 12x16, 144pg, Full Color
We also have a few slightly blemished copies of Volume 3 [ALLE03HR.
|2000 AD ART OF KEVIN O'NEILL Apex Edition |
Art from 1977 to 2022. From concept sketches of 2000 AD's alien editor Tharg the Mighty to complete episodes of Ro-Busters and A.B.C. Warriors, and previously unseen versions of his Nemesis the Warlock: The Final Conflict pages. Also included are his never before reprinted Metalzoic covers and the entirety of his final sequential work on Bonjo From Beyond The Stars. A deluxe, over-sized Artist's Edition, 160 pages compiled by O'Neill from his own archive, reproducing his original art pages at their actual size.Rebellion/2000AD, 2023. ...More.
Item Code: ADAKH
Hard Cover, 15x19, 160pg, Partial Color
|Here’s more 2000 A.D. collections.|
|TEX CAPTAIN JACK Signature Edition |
First published in Italy in 2016, newly translated. Highly Recommended. By Tito Faraci. Art by Enrique Breccia. Far outgunned and outnumbered, the Native American Modoc tribe, led by the famous Modoc chief, Kintpuash (aka Captain Jack) defies the mighty US military at Lava Beds National Park in northeastern California. In this all-out mayhem Tex still tries to uphold justice, no matter the color of the skin. Enrique Breccia's breathtaking, expressive artwork is a highlight of this dramatic story, based on true events. Impressive thick, oversized hardcover and a good value for the price. We like the Tex series, it's a classic western but different, with a thinking hero who doesn't just shoot first... Epicenter Comics, 2023....More.
Item Code: TEXCJH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 252pg, b&w
While this is called a "Signature Edition," it is not signed.
|ZAGOR THE RETURN OF CAIN |
Recommended. By Mauro Boselli. Art by Stefano Andreucci. Cover by Gallieno Ferri. Created in 1961, this European western combines adventure, crime, and horror into a popular and very well drawn series taking place in the early 1800's in the American northeast. If you like the work of Russ Manning, Jose Salinas and Joe Kubert, Zagor is your series, written by the author of Tex. This features the return of Cain the Avengers, a Puritan monster hunter inspired by Robert E. Howard's Solomon Kane. Destiny crosses his and Zagor's paths again as they meet in the African desert pursued by necromancers, as they all search for the lost cities of Atlantis. Full color — a bargain at 248 pages! Epicenter Comics, 2023....More.
Item Code: ZAGRC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 256pg, Full Color
|Tex and Zagor, and Zagor and the Lost Mine were handled previously but both are currently out of print. A new Zagor book, again with Cain, is coming soon.|
|COMPLETE KLAUS Deluxe Edition |
Collects Klaus #1-7, 2016-19, four complete adventures. Recommended. A massive Omnibus-size edition. Before he became a myth and legend.... The complete, deluxe hardcover collection of the man who would be Santa Claus, and who dared to challenge the dark forces of magic and malevolence! From comics icon Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Luda) and the artistic talents of Dan Mora (World's Finest, Once & Future) comes a bold adventure into the lands of endless winter, where the swordsman/adventurer known as Klaus and his wolven companion, Lilli, begin a centuries-long journey to uphold his immortal mission... and make the world safe. Well-drawn. Dozens of bonus pages, character studies, alternate covers and much more with Mora and Morrison talking about each special page. Boom!, 2023. ...More.
Item Code: COMKH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 496pg, Full Color
|INNOCENT Omnibus Volume 1 |
Collects Vols 1-3 of the original Japanese manga series. Blood, death, and duty — the title bequeathed to the heir of the royal executioner becomes a burden too heavy to bear. In this omnibus edition Shin’ichi Sakamoto masterfully fictionalizes the true life of Charles-Henri Sanson, the "Gentleman of Paris," who performed nearly three thousand executions in 18th century France. Sanson must take up his father’s mantle as the Royal Executioner of Paris. Conflicted between his desire to honor the family name and rebelling against the longstanding practice, he chooses to follow tradition, but vows to be the last executioner — the last Sanson to spill blood in the name of justice. Dark Horse, 2023....More.
Item Code: INNOC01
Soft Cover, 6x8, 632pg, Black & White
|The second Innocent is scheduled for April 2024 release. Click here for the latest Manga, including Disney Twisted, Sherlock Holmes, Acky Bright, The Mandalorian and also books on the history of Manga.|
|BLADE The Early Years Omnibus |
Collects Tomb Of Dracula #10, 12-14, 24, 30, 41-43, 45, 51, 53 & 58 and 23 other issues and titles, 1973-77. By Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan et al. For the first time, Blade’s complete early adventures, from his influential role in Tomb of Dracula to his 1970s solo stories and on into his 1983-84 battle against Dracula with Doctor Strange, and a new era of vampire hunting dawns in 1991. Blade hit the comics scene in the 1970s when horror movies were all the rage and Black cinema was introducing bold new action heroes that defied authority. He immediately changed the stakes for Tomb of Dracula, bringing a sense of unstoppable determination as he pursued Deacon Frost, the vampire that killed his mother. And if a few other vampires died along the way, all the better. Marvel, 2023. ...More.
Item Code: BLAEYH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 720pg, Full Color
|THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Omnibus Volume 4 |
New Printing. Collects Amazing Spider-Man #105-142 & more, 1972-75. Stan Lee, John Romita Sr., Gerry Conway, Gil Kane and Ross Andru bring us a saga unlike any Marvel comic before. The Green Goblin is back! Gwen Stacy is missing! And it all leads to a confrontation atop the George Washington Bridge that will leave Peter Parker forever changed! It’s the story that cemented the Green Goblin as the definition of evil — and lest you think that’s the only milestone in these pages, this Omnibus also features the debut of the Punisher, the wedding of Aunt May and Doc Ock, Harry Osborn’s descent into madness and a new role for Mary Jane Watson! Marvel, 2023....More.
Item Code: AM04H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 976pg, Full Color
|More Omnibus Volumes: Volume 1, 3 and 5, 2099, Spider-Gwen, Spidey vs Venom, Superior Spider-Man etc.|
|MARVEL MASTERWORKS WEREWOLF BY NIGHT Volume 2|
Collects #9-21, Tomb of Dracula #18 and Giant-Size Creatures #1, 1973-74. Werewolf by Wolfman? Werewolf by Marv Wolfman? That’s right, the man born to write this takes the writing reins on Marvel’s moon-cursed monster. Together with artists Gil Kane and Mike Ploog, he’ll expand the mythos and mystery surrounding Jack Russell and his family’s connection to the demonic Darkhold. Wolfman brings Dracula into the mix and introduces the mystifying Topaz, a woman who will soon have our hero’s heart. Marvel Universe, 2023. ...More.
Item Code: MMW02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 344pg, Full Color
MARVEL MASTERWORKS WEREWOLF BY NIGHT Volume 1
Collects Marvel Spotlight #2-4, 1971; Werewolf by Night #1-8, 1972; Marvel Team-Up #12, 1972. Recommended. By Gerry Conway and Len Wein. Here is the series that kicked off Marvel’s 1970s horror boom, and now is part of the film universe too. Master of the macabre Mike Ploog delivers some of the greatest artwork of his storied career. Marvel’s most fearsome horror hero debuts. Jack Russell by day, but Werewolf by Night! Immigrated from Eastern Europe as a small child, 18-year-old Russell finds out the hair-raising secret of a family curse that turns all males into werewolves! Marvel, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: MMW01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 280pg, Full Color
|See other Marvel Marvelworks here, and DC Archives here.|
Here's our once-a-year Cyber Monday Sale--a few days early so you can look at it at your leisure over the holiday. We've newly discounted a total of 108 items. Act now for the best selection.
|WILLIAM STOUT MONSTERS Volume 7 Sketchbook Signed|
Signed & numbered. Limited, 950. Recommended. A new release after a four year hiatus. Commissions include EC's Old Witches, Ray Bradbury, scenes from The Moon Maid and At the Earth's Core, Lt. Uhuru, Christopher Lee, Hammer films including Stranglers of Bombay, Wonderfest convention book covers, King Kong vs. Star Wars monsters, E.A. Poe, Bela Lugosi, inks for two Jack Kirby drawings, and much much more. Bill produces this himself. Nearly all the work here has never been reproduced before.Terra Nova, 2023....More.
Item Code: WSM07
Soft Cover, 9x11, 60pg, b&w
WILLIAM STOUT FANTASTIC WOMEN #1 Signed
Signed & numbered, 700. Highly Recommended. This special volume contains a selection of Stout drawings of fantastic females created from 1972 to 2000, with a great many nude & topless ladies of great appeal! There's Hannah from Xenozoic Tales, Sheena and jungle queens, Dejah Thoris and ERB heroines, mermaids, girls with beasts, fairies, Wonder Woman, sci-fi heroines... Terra Nova, 2015. Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: WSFWD
Soft Cover, 9x11, 68pg, b&w
|Volume 2 is also available [WSFW02D. $20]. Here’s more limited editions from Stout and more Stout in other books.|
|TARZAN BACK TO MARS|
Almost Gone! By Will Murray. In the previous story, Tarzan was transported to the Red Planet and came into conflict with his fellow Earthman, John Carter, now Warlord of Mars. As long time Tarzan fans, we really enjoyed this first-time pairing of the two biggest ERB heroes. In this cool new novel, they are now allies against a dire threat to both planets — Nulthoom. Also features other heroes of Barsoom who join in this epic that ranges the length and breadth of the Red Planet.. ERB Inc., 2023. Out of print. ...More.
Item Code: TARBM
Soft Cover, 6x9, 272pg, Text/b&w
TARZAN BACK TO MARS Signed
Bonus story and more. Highly Recommended. Bookplate signed by Murray and Joe DeVito! By Will Murray. In the previous story, Tarzan was transported to the Red Planet and came into conflict with his fellow Earthman, John Carter, now Warlord of Mars. As long time Tarzan fans, we really enjoyed this first-time pairing of the two biggest ERB heroes. In this thrilling new adventure, they are allies joined in common cause against a dire threat to both planets, a threat known only by the cryptic name, Nulthoom. Also features other heroes of Barsoom who join in this epic quest that ranges the length and breadth of the dying Red Planet. ERB Inc., 2023....More.
Item Code: TARBMH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 312pg, Text/b&w
Our source for the new softcover is iffy; we only got part of our opening order. We stopped buying these direct from Amazon’s print on demand division because they’d all come in damaged. So far our alternate source is sending as new copies, now if we can just get the quantity we want…
TARZAN CONQUEROR OF MARS Hardcover Signed
Deluxe Hardcover edition with bonus material with bookplate signed by Murray and Kukalis. Our Highest Recommendation. By Will Murray. Cool wrap-around cover by Romas Kukalis. Bonus 11-page afterword by Murray, detailing how this story came to be written, including his complete original premise, along with preliminary pencil roughs for various incarnations of the final cover. Mysteriously teleported to Mars just as John Carter once was, Tarzan searches for the one man who could show him the path home”The Warlord of Mars! Altus, 2020....More.
Item Code: TARCONH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 456pg, Text/b&w
We only have four copies left of the softcover, which will not be restocked due to damage issues as noted above [TARCON. $24.95]. The new deluxe trilogy set of The Moon Maid is slated to ship in December [MOONMH. $350]. Half our allotment is spoken for. We have four copies left of the previous deluxe edition, At the Earth’s Core [ATEAD. $299.99].
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|THE ART OF POPEYE A Masterwork of the Medium|
When cartoonist Elzie Segar created Popeye, a minor character ten years into the run of the Thimble Theatre strip in 1929, little did he know that the world's most famous sailor would still be around over ninety years later and still in the Sunday papers. To celebrate Popeye, the character, the comic strip and his universe, Hermes Press is publishing the definitive art monograph on the subject. This book features a comprehensive essay written by pop culture historian R.C. Harvey accompanied by over 350 illustrations of original strip and comic book art, animation art, advertising art, products, the Robert Altman film, and everything Popeye, from Olive Oyl and Eugene the Jeep to Wimpy and Bluto. Hermes Press, 2024. Due: Jan....More.
Item Code: ARTPOPH
Hard Cover, 10x10, 304pg, Full Color
POPEYE VARIANTS Not Your Pappy's Comics an' Art Book
Recommended. Edited by Craig Yoe. This hardcover collection celebrates the incredible art of Popeye and his pals, illustrated by scores of artists over the years, with a special focus on the Popeye's Cartoon Club by King Features Syndicate. Also included are highlights from The National Cartoonists Society's celebration of Popeye's 90th year, and a collection of rare cover illustrations by popular counter-culture artists done for Popeye comics. This is a must have collection for any Popeye aficionado! Clover Press, 2023. ...More.
Item Code: POPVH
Hard Cover, 10x10, 120pg, Full Color
|Here’s more Popeye, two volumes of Fantagraphic’s new series, and several out print appearances.|
|WAYFINDER The Art of Gretel Lusky |
Recommended. This is an artist who loves fantasy and all things magical: fairies, mermaids, mythical creatures, knights, and more. She creates characters that are colorful yet mysterious, and worlds otherworldly, always pretty yet sometimes unsettling. This delves into the story of her creative early years, discovering why she chose art as a career, and following her development timeline. She presents two exclusive galleries of art — one with a fantasy focus, based around maritime creatures and witches, and another that celebrates the beauty of sketchbooking. 3dtotal Publishing, 2024. Due: Jan....More.
Item Code: WAYFH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 152pg, Partial Color
|ALFRED HITCHCOCK STORYBOARDS|
A one-of-a-kind historical document and celebration of the artwork behind several of the Master of Suspense’s greatest films. This coffee table book focuses on the storyboards for nine of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movies: Vertigo, The Birds, Psycho, North by Northwest, The 39 Steps, Torn Curtain, Marnie, Shadow of a Doubt and Spellbound. It includes never before-published images and incisive text putting the material in context and examining the role the pieces played in some of the most unforgettable scenes in cinema. Hitchcock author and aficionado Tony Lee Moral takes you through the last 100 years of cinema, with the Master of Suspense as your guide. Titan, 2023. Due: Feb....More.
Item Code: ALFSH
Hard Cover, na, 144pg, Partial Color
ALFRED HITCHCOCK The Complete Films
Highly Recommended. Edited by Paul Duncan. Meet the inventor of modern horror, suspense, and innovative film-making—the directorial equivalent of Will Eisner. This complete guide to the Hitchcock canon is a movie buff’s dream: from his 1925 debut The Pleasure Garden to 1976’s swan song Family Plot, this traces the filmmaker’s entire life and career. Detailed behind-the-scenes essays for each of Hitchcock’s 53 movies, along with behind-the-camera, on-set photos. With triumphs such as Rebecca, Vertigo, Rear Window, and Psycho, and of course, The Birds, Hitchcock fashioned a new level of cinematic intrigue and fear through careful pacing, subtlety, and suggestiveness. Taschen, 2019....More.
Item Code: ALFHH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 688pg, Partial Color
|Here is even more on Hitchcock, including a bio graphic novel.|
|SPAWN TILL YOU DIE The Fine Art of Ray Troll |
An exuberant plunge into the fantastic realities of sea creatures and prehistoric animals. They come alive with scientific realism and Troll's quirky sense of humor. For more than four decades, this celebrated Alaskan artist has been creating renditions of the inhabitants of Planet Ocean, past and present. His art is featured in the nation’s major natural history museums including the Smithsonian, in galleries, and in books, as well as on immensely popular T-shirts. Part natural history adventure and part underground comic, his work depicts beautiful and accurately drawn fish of all kinds, Northwest Coast totems, Freud and Darwin, fossils, resurrections of extinct animals, and much more. Clover Press, 2023. Due: Feb....More.
Item Code: SPAWTH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 232pg, Full Color
|THE PHANTOM STRANGER Omnibus Hurt |
Collects The Phantom Stranger #1-6, 1952; #1-41, 1969 on; stories from The Saga of the Swamp Thing #1-13 and much more. Highly Recommended. By John Broome, Mike Friedrich et al. Art by Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson, Neal Adams et al. First introduced in 1952, the Phantom Stranger is one of DC's most enigmatic characters, a supernatural hero whose origins have remained shrouded in mystery. This omnibus collects decades of his adventures beginning with the rare 1950s run, his highly successful late-1960s revival that ran into the 1970s, and early 1980s stories in the pages of The Saga of the Swamp Thing. DC Comics, 2022. Condition: Bumped corners. ...More.
Item Code: PHASHR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1200pg, Full Color
|Only three copies are available at this price.|
|ADVENTURES OF RED SONJA Omnibus Hurt |
Marvel, 1975-95. Recommended. By Roy Thomas, Frank Thorne, Bruce Jones, John Buscema, Howard Chaykin et al. This comprehensive, massive collection reprints all first, classic Red Sonja tales from Marvel Feature #1-7, Red Sonja issues #1-15, and her appearances from the original Savage Sword of Conan in a single impressive volume. Remastered color. Beautiful early work by legendary Red Sonja artist Frank Thorne. Dynamite, 2023. Condition: Bumped corners. ...More.
Item Code: ADVREDHR
Hard Cover, 7x10, 648pg, Full Color
|Here’s more of Red.|
|SAP HUNTERS Hurt |
Highly Recommended. Newly translated from the French. By Laurent Genefort and Alexandre Ristorcelli. All is not right within the branches of the sacred World Tree. Towering huge, its life-giving sap sustains the many divided clans living within it... until the Chasm Strider clan’s diviner, the humble young man Pierig, discovers the Tree’s sap has become infected. Before he can warn his clan, he is violently captured by another clan, the Sap Hunters. These warriors demand he use his special divining skills to track the source of the corruption. And they are led by the young and beautiful Riva, a tough leader who turns out to be attracted to Pierig even while she pushes everyone relentlessly on their journey to the roots of World Tree. Nudity, adult situations. Very well drawn, and excellent dialogue. A real page-turner of story. Humanoids, 2023. Mature Readers. Condition: Bumped corners. ...More.
Item Code: SAPHHR
Hard Cover, 10x12, 120pg, Full Color
|FAITHLESS Deluxe Edition Hurt |
Collects Faithless I, II, and III. Recommended. By Brian Azzarello. Art by Maria Llovet. Faith likes to dabble with magic..and sex. Her friends think it’s cute — if not a little off-putting — but it’s part of her charm and warped sense of purpose. Faith’s a true believer and knows there’s power within her reach. Her temptation? His name is Louis and with his guidance Faith embarks on a journey deep into the exclusive art world... with hellish consequences. New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Moonshine) and artist Maria Llovet (Loud) coalesce in a story of sexual and magical awakenings. Boom! 2023. Adult Material. Condition: Bumped corners. ...More.
Item Code: FAITHLHR
Hard Cover, 7x12, 496pg, Full Color
Faithless Deluxe remains available as-new, along with books 1, 2 and 3.
The other hurt books above are also available as-new; to find them, just drop the final “R” from each code. Here’s all available Imperfect Editions, they often go quickly. All are 40% off for heavier volumes like Omnibus Editions; most are 50% off.
|SOMNA Volume 1 Tula Lotay Cover
1st of 3 parts? Highly Recommended. A curious mix of the serious erotic fantasy of a beautiful woman, and a tale of the witch hunts in a quiet 1600s English village, Somna follows one woman's descent into an erotic escape from the confines of her puritanical world. Ingrid is unhappily married to Roland, the town's bailiff and chief witch hunter. After a prominent town leader is murdered, accusations fly and no one is safe from Roland's deadly crusade. Ingrid has her suspicions, but even as she pursues the truth, she's pursued by a shadowy figure in both the real world and the erotic world of her dreams. Nudity and sex. Quite well drawn. Dstlry Media, 2023. Adult Material....More.
Item Code: SOM01B
Soft Cover, 8x11, 56pg, Full Color
Frank Thorne’s Iron Devil returns in a complete edition from Hermes. I was hard-pressed to find pages to scan that were not too over the top, even for us. Click here for more of Frank’s work, including a bio, Lann, The Crystal Ballroom and Red Sonja.
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