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Artists & Illustration
|AESOP'S FABLES IN RHYME FOR LITTLE PHILOSOPHERS
Highly Recommended. By John Martin. Art by George Carlson. Generations have learned from these ancient animal stories: fine feathers don't necessarily make fine birds; slow and steady helps win the race; and it's a mistake to count your chickens before they're hatched. Twenty-four timeless fables, first published in this format in 1924, complemented by wonderful drawings (ornately detailed silhouettes in two-color) by the artist who created Jingle Jangle Tales and the Pie-Faced Prince in the Golden Age--Harlan Ellison's favorite stories! Dover, 2014...More.
Item Code: AESF.
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Partial Color
|AMAZING WORLD OF CARMINE INFANTINO
Highly Recommended. By Carmine Infantino with J. David Spurlock. Infantino revolutionized DC with his co-creation of The Flash, the "New Look" Batman, Adam Strange, Deadman and nearly every other character DC published during the Silver Age. He laid out most of DC's covers from the late '60s to the early '70s, and worked on the original Christopher Reeve Superman movie. Lots of classic, rare and unpublished art spanning Infantino's career pre-DC to his most recent work. An autobiographical retrospective packed with anecdotes. Vanguard, 2001...More.
Item Code: AMAH.
Hard Cover, 11x9, 192pg, Partial Color
|ANNOTATED PETER PAN The Centenial Edition
Highly Recommended. By J. M. Barrie. Edited by Maria Tatar. One hundred years after J. M. Barrie published the novel Peter and Wendy, Maria Tatar revisits a story that, like Alice in Wonderland, bridges the generations, animating both adults and children with its kinetic energy. The adventures of the Darling children with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Neverland are the seminal tale of escape and fantasy. This brilliantly designed volume has period photographs, full-color images by iconic illustrators, commentary on stage and screen versions, and an array of supplementary material, including Barrie's screenplay for a silent film. WW Norton, 2011. Out of Print....More.
Item Code: ANPH.
Hard Cover, 9x10, 504pg, Partial Color
|ART OF RAMONA FRADON Signed
Signed limited. Recommended. By Ramona Fradon. This includes a color signature page that is a variant of the front cover art, signed by Fradon. No stated limitation. A definitive retrospective of Ramona Fradon, one of the best female artists ever in comics--and one of very few to have a long, successful career. Her work from the 1950s on included long runs on Aquaman (where she created Aqualad) and Metamorpho, as well as Superman, Super Friends, Batman and Plastic Man. Dynamite, 2014...More.
Item Code: ARTRFD.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 144pg, Full Color
|ART OF RICHARD THOMPSON
Recommended. By David Apatoff, Nick Galifianakis, Bill Watterson et al. Known for being the creator of the comic strip Cul de Sac, Richard Thompson's art prowess extends to many other levels. He is renowned among cartoonists as an "artist's" cartoonist. Little known to all but those close to him is the extent of his talent. This is the book that will enlighten and delight! Andrews McMeel, 2014...More.
Item Code: ARRTH.
Hard Cover, 9x11, 224pg, Partial Color
|MIRACLEMAN Artifact Edition
By Garry Leach, Alan Davis and John Totleben. Miracleman was launched 30 years ago in the now legendary Warrior magazine. It turned the concept of "super-hero" on its ear with big ideas that helped redefine an entire genre. Cool Gallery section with original pencils, unused concepts, alternate covers never used. Selected covers & pages from Warrior #2 to #21. Nudity and mature themes. IDW, 2015...More.
Item Code: MIRAEH.
Hard Cover, 15x20, 144pg, b&w
|STAR WARS Artifact Edition
By Roy Thomas. Art by Howard Chaykin & Carmine Infantino. The first Star Wars Artifact Edition! Featuring scans of original artwork, mainly from the initial 10 issues of Marvel Comics' groundbreaking Star Wars comics, circa 1977, and from other early issues. There is a wealth of extras, including a cover gallery showcasing some of the very earliest work. IDW, 2015...More.
Item Code: SWAEH.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 160pg, b&w
|BALTIMORE OR THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER AND THE VAMPIRE
Recommended. By Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. A new edition of the 2007 original prose novel which introduced Baltimore. Profusely illustrated in b&w by Mignola, with an uncollected comic book story, "The Widow and the Tank." When Lord Baltimore awakens the wrath of a powerful vampire on the hellish battlefields of World War I, the world falls under the threat of supernatural pestilence. Dark Horse, 2015...More.
Item Code: BALTI.
Soft Cover, 6x9, 276pg, Text/b&w
|BOUND TO BE MODERN
By Kristina Lundblad. The most comprehensive study to date on the emergence and function of publishers' cloth bindings. It brings together issues of aesthetics, technique, economy, and social change in order to explain why publishers in the 19th century began to have their books bound in ever-more-decorative covers. This traces the history of publishers' bindings in a Swedish context --but also makes clear that binding art was an international affair, with machines, designs, and ideas crossing borders. Oak Knoll, 2015...More.
Item Code: BOUMH.
Hard Cover, 8x10, 336pg, Text/Full Color
|FABLES OF AESOP By Detmold
Highly Recommended. Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold. This brilliant version of Aesop's timeless tales offers a fresh take on the classic 1909 Hodder and Stoughton edition. Newly reset and decorated with ornate borders and running heads in two colors, this edition features more than 300 of the legendary morality tales. 23 full-page color plates and numerous black-and-white drawings are by illustrator Detmold, the famed Victorian artist highly influenced by the Japanese style, and Art Nouveau. Calla, 2014...More.
Item Code: FABAH.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 152pg, Text/Partial Color
|CONAN RED NAILS ORIGINAL ART ARCHIVES Volume 1
Highly Recommended. By Robert E. Howard. Adapted by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. For the first time, presented in the size of the original art, this oversize hardbound edition faithfully captures the appearance of the actual pages as drawn in 1973 and allows you to view each page individually as it should be seen. Captures every detail of this 58-page story, amazing and quintessential work by the young Barry Windsor-Smith as he was pouring his soul into these adaptations of Howard's finest stories. This is essentially an Artist Edition, in the same format as that fine series coming from publisher IDW. But this is from a new independent company that plans more books in this series. Scanned entirely from the original art. Conan Properties, 2013...More.
Item Code: COR01H.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x19, 132pg, Partial Color
|HUMBERTO RAMOS PRESENTS MY MARVELS Volume 2 Signed
Introduction by Stan Lee. As Stan puts it "For over 20 years Humberto's left his mark on comicdom. His super style has graced not only some of the best art imaginable, but some of the best stories for characters that I hold near and dear." Here are Spidey, Dark Phoenix, Black Cat, The Avengers, Thanos, Deadpool, Gambit, The X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. Includes Spider-Man character studies. Very handsomely designed and a nice variety of media, themes and characters. Marvel, 2014...More.
Item Code: HR02HS.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 56pg, Full Color
|ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY #1
Highly Recommended. This issue leads off with a fascinating article on Denis McLoughlin. I'd not heard of him before but now I'm a big fan. Denis was responsible for a long career of wonderful art. He is well-known in England in the comics arena for his superb western themed covers and stories for British comics annuals, particular the Buffalo Bill Annual, beginning in 1950. But he is as big or bigger in the world of vintage paperback covers. His "Boardman Bloodhound" titles, almost 300 of them starting in 1947, are a perfect counterpart to the powerful artwork on, in the U.S. Dell "Mapbacks" and Popular Library covers. Denis was a master of hard-boiled themes, but also created absolutely amazing cheesecake. Book Palace, 2012...More.
Item Code: IQ01.
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color
|ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY #2
Highly Recommended. Much like the similarly-named Illustration Magazine, this new quarterly offers excellent illustrated articles on top artists and illustrators. But in this case, they are from England and the Continent--often little known here in the U.S. although you may certainly recognize some of the most iconic art. Book Palace, 2013...More.
Item Code: IQ02.
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color
|ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY #5
Highly Recommended. Illustrators is the new art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of leading authorities on this important art form. #5 features four full-length articles: The Art of Mick Brownfield, The Art of Brian Sanders, The Art of Derek Eyles, and Anne and Janet Grahame Johnstone. Book Palace, 2013...More.
Item Code: IQ05.
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color
|LETTERING & GRAPHIC DESIGN of F.G. COOPER
Recommended. By Leslie Cabarga. Fred Cooper (1883-1961) was one of America's great cartoonists and designers, and a founding member of the Society of Illustrators. In fact, he designed the lettering on the plaque at the Society's Manhattan headquarters. Lavishly illustrated with many pages in 2-color, the book displays a wide variety of Cooper's versatile work: type design, cover and title-page design, advertising pieces and more. Art Direction, 1996...More.
Item Code: LETTER.
Soft Cover, 8x11, 128pg, b&w
|MARC DAVIS Walt Disney's Renaissance Man
Highly Recommended. Walt Disney once said of Marc Davis, "Marc can do story, he can do character, he can animate, he can design shows for me. All I have to do is tell him what I want and it's there! He's my Renaissance man." As such, Davis touched nearly every aspect of Disney during his tenure. He began as an animator, whose supporting work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi inspired Walt to promote him to full animator. Disney, 2014...More.
Item Code: MARDH.
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Full Color
|MARK SCHULTZ Various Drawings Volume 5 Signed
Signed! Highly Recommended. By Mark Schultz. We met with Mark at the Big Wow 2014 show and he generously signed copies of this, which normally come unsigned. Modern illustration master Schultz opens his secret sketch files to display preliminaries, studies, finished pieces and rough drafts--an intimate look at the artistic process of this classically inspired illustrator. Characters and scenarios from Xenozoic Tales, Storms at Sea and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Flesk, 2011...More.
Item Code: MS05.
Soft Cover, 8x11, 48pg, b&w
|PANDEMONIUM BLVD The Exotic, Exquisite, Erratic, and Surreal Art of Bob Burden Signed
Signed & numbered. By Bob Burden. Bob Burden was one of the founding members of the Comic Book New Wave of the early 1980s. His surrealist superhero Flaming Carrot was the prototype for a new generation of blue-collar, second-string, mill-town superheroes called The Mystery Men, which eventually evolved into a big-budget Hollywood movie. Burden continues to create, experiment, and "kibitz about" with his deranged, outre art and cutting-edge writing--foraging away with no regard to aptitude, tradition or basic human decency. Bob Burden, 2014. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: PAND.
Hard Cover, 9x11, 248pg, b&w
|PANDEMONIUM BLVD Champagne Edition
The Exotic, Exquisite, Erratic, and Surreal Art of Bob Burden. Signed & numbered with drawing! By Bob Burden.Abundant nudity, lots of naked ladies as is Bob's favorite theme, from serious art studies to heroic comic book gals and proposed comic book titles, one illustrated here. Very limited printing. Hand captioned, signed drawing. Bob Burden, 2014. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: PANDC.
Hard Cover, 9x11, 248pg, b&w
|REALMS The Roleplaying Game Art Of Tony DiTerlizzi Deluxe Signed
Limited, 350! Signed, with extra signed print! Our Highest Recommendation. A striking deluxe package: handsome slipcase with matching deluxe bound book AND a matching, illustrated hardbound cover enclosing the signed & numbered print, which features new artwork. Dark Horse, 2015...More.
Item Code: REAHD.
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color
|THE SWEETER SIDE OF R. CRUMB
New introduction by Robert Crumb. Bet you never knew Crumb had a sweeter side! Well, this collection of career-spanning artwork proves it. The honesty of Crumb's self expression is not always pretty or sweet, but pulled together here are over 100 appealing drawings of blues singers and other musicians, actresses, fine-big-legged ladies, art school nudes, even pet cats, as well as quiet rooms and honored musicians. Norton, 2010. Out of Print....More.
Item Code: SWEEH.
Soft Cover, 8x11, 110pg, b&w
|USAGI YOJIMBO SAMURAI Gallery Edition
By Stan Sakai. Stan's first Gallery Edition. Look over Sakai's shoulder at his original artwork, reproduced at full size and in living color (which gets all the nuances, since it IS black & white). Includes art from the earliest stories of the rabbit ronin, including the very first tale, the complete origin tale, and more from the Fantagraphics and Mirage years! Includes extra, never-before-seen art and a new introduction by Sakai! Dark Horse, 2015...More.
Item Code: USYGH.
Hard Cover, 12x17, 268pg, Full Color
|BORIS VALLEJO'S 3D MAGIC
Warehouse find, 1995. Recommended. By Boris Vallejo. The emphasis is on women as practically every plate features fantasy men and women, but mostly women and often nude. Stare deeply into Vallejo's extra-ordinary images and be transported to a multi-dimensional world where beautiful women tempt you, sea creatures leap off the page, and fantastic images float through time and space, in full three dimensions. Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1995. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Note: Copies have slightly bumped corners, otherwise as new, most copies in the original shrink-wrap...More.
Item Code: BV3DHC.
Hard Cover, 11x9, 64pg, Full Color
|IS ART - ART OF INSIGHT STUDIOS
Warehouse find, 2001. Signed bookplate! By Cho, Hempel and Mark Wheatley (signed by Mark). Frank Cho, Marc Hempel, and Mark Wheatley are Insight Studios. Take a look at the explosive artwork of three of comic-dom's greatest contemporary creators with this amazing retrospective! This gives an insider's perspective on their inner workings as artists and commercial illustrators. Loaded with rare and previously unseen images. ISG, 2001. Out of Print. . Note: These have slightly bumped corners...More.
Item Code: ISH.
Hard Cover, 12x9, 112pg, Full Color
|JEANLOUP SIEFF 40 Years Of Photography
Warehouse find, 1990. More than 250 magnificent duotone images (one per page) are presented in this monograph. Sieff is a prolific photographer of fashion, nudes, landscapes and portraits. Here you'll find Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling (nude), Twiggy, and other beautiful people, as well as stunning landscapes, interiors and sensuous nudes. Taschen, 1990. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Note: Bumped corners...More.
Item Code: JEANLH.
Hard Cover, 10x14, 288pg, b&w
|MADE IN JAPAN Transistor Radios of the 1950s and 1960s
Warehouse find, 1993. Recommended. By Roger Handy, Maureen Erbe, Henry Blackham and Aileen Antonier. Before the boom-box, the Walkman, or the compact disc player, there was the transistor radio. For many in the fifties and sixties, the transistor radio was an indispensable part of daily life--for catching a ball game, grooving to Top-40 tunes, or listening to late night radio under the covers after "lights-out." In order to attract the American consumer, Japanese designers borrowed motifs from automobiles, coffee shops, graphics, fine art, and other elements of American culture. Here is that story, plus a wonderful illustrated look at all the coolest designs. Note: Bumped corners, smudged covers. Chronicle, 1993...More.
Item Code: MADE.
Soft Cover, 10x10, 108pg, Full Color
|WICKED CRISPY The Art of Jeff Victor Volume 1 Signed
Signed & limited, 500! Recommended. By Jeff Victor. A hardcover art book of animation-style and other work. Beautifully printed with 88 full color pages of art, including his "Evolutions", film art, a sketchbook section, as well as a few tutorials. "It is my belief what makes an artist great at what they do is exploring and experimentation. Added with some caricature and continuous repetition and the result will be the creative mind of Jeff Victor." --Stephen Silver. This is an idea book, packed with fun characters. We love the evolution of Superman and Batman, and a mess of other characters. Jeff Victor, 2014...More.
Item Code: WICHS.
Hard Cover, 10x8, 88pg, Full Color
|ACQUERELLO III Watercolor & Beyond Signed with Doodle
Recommended. By Alina Chau. Alina Chau's whimsical illustration style has been highly sought after for art exhibitions world-wide. Her lyrical watercolors have garnered her a devoted fan base and the accolades of her peers. She has spent over a decade working in the animation industry; her most notable credit is LucasFilm's Emmy Award Winning program, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"...More.
Item Code: ACQHS.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 90pg, Full Color
|ANDREW ROBINSON ART HOG Dropping The Deuce 2014 Sketchbook Signed
Unlike his other book, Androx from 2008, this addresses more finished works up until 2014, many in full color and full page. Each is a character study: Sandman's Death, Sgt. Rock, Elektra, The Black Widow (the original), Hellboy, John Prince, Batman, Iron Man, Princess Leia, a wonderful portrait of artist Walt Simonson, another fine piece of Sam Kieth's The Maxx in jungle outfit with a lovely jungle lady... LA, 2014...More.
Item Code: ARAH14S.
Soft Cover, 7x11, 50pg, Full Color
|BROM SKETCHES DRAWINGS AND MUSES
Recommended. By Brom. Some truly beautiful sketches from the dark vault of Brom's mind, preliminaries for paintings and character designs. A thin little volume, but handsomely printed on heavy cream paper, with full color inside the covers as well as outside. Monsters, character designs, ornately costumed women, just a bit of nudity. Flesk, 2013...More.
Item Code: BROSKS.
Soft Cover, 5x8, 18pg, b&w
|GLENN FABRY Sketchbook 3 Color Remarqued Edition
Limited, 50! Includes an original, full page, color drawing. The very first sketchbook by Fabry we've handled, very sharp--and also already out of print. Supply is very limited. This comes from the U.K. with 100 illustrations--half in full color and fully finished. Many unseen Preacher, Hellblazer, and Batman paintings straight out of Glenn's personal collection. Berserker, 2015. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: GFS03C.
Soft Cover, 7x10, 64pg, Full Color
|JOE WEATHERLY SKETCHBOOK Volume 2 Signed
Recommended. From animal specialist Joe Weatherly. In this collection you will find sketches drawn from live models at zoos, museums, plus live model/nude figure drawings from workshops. Also, teaching demonstrations and oil "quick sketch" paintings. Weatherly, 2015...More.
Item Code: JOE02HS.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 96pg, Partial Color
|KRIEGER Michael Rechlin Concept Art & Illustrations Signed
Signed with original sketch! By Michael Richlin. And what a sketch! This is actually a half-page sized pencil drawing with a lot of detail. He really pulled out the stops on this one! "Germanic mythology, folk tales, and copious amounts of Dungeons and Dragons and Frazetta are what set me on the path of fantasy illustration. For a little over a decade now, I've been selling my art on a regular basis. My work has been published by Aristata, Brandstudio, and Sacred Wolf to name a few. My current clients include Raku Games, Blood Moon Miniatures and Dark Sword Miniatures." 2014...More.
Item Code: KRIES.
Soft Cover, 8x11, 52pg, b&w
|STACY WALKER The Artist's Model
Drawn from Life. Signed & limited, 50. By Jack Bosson, Karl Gnass, Chris Turner, Alex Horley et al. This sketch book collects the works of several artists using model Stacy E. Walker, a professional figure and live action model for artists, video game developers, animation studios, fine artists, sculptors and a wide variety of academic institutions. She is well known for her inventive dynamic poses. Artists here also include Will Martinez, Michael Barry, Ron Velasco, Paul Richards, Stephen Silver, Rafael Navarro, and others. Sketches in a wide range of media plus a few photographs. Blaze, 2014. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: SW14S.
Soft Cover, 6x9, 28pg, Full Color
|BRIAN KESINGER'S OTTO AND VICTORIA 2016 CALENDAR Signed
Highly Recommended. From Disney artist and creator of Walking Your Octopus. Our very favorite children's (and adult's) wonder book is back in a second year of images from his two books PLUS never-before-published work. Here are the lovely young Victorian lady and her pet Octopus, Otto! Brian Kesinger, 2015...More.
Item Code: BK16.
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
|BATMAN YEAR ONE Hardcover & DVD/Blu-Ray Set
1986-87. Recommended. By Frank Miller. Art by David Mazzucchelli. One of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever! In addition to telling the entire dramatic story of Batman's first year fighting crime, this collection includes loads of reproductions of original pencils, script pages, promotional art, unseen Mazzucchelli Batman art and more! And a DVD! DC, 2015...More.
Item Code: BATYOH.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, DVD/Blu-Ray, , 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
|CHILD OF THE STORM
By Manuel Bichebois. Art by Didier Poli and Giulio Zeloni. Adopted by a woodsman clan, the orphan Laith possesses miraculous and terrifying powers linked to the weather. When his path crosses with the sinister Professor Finrhas, and the power-hungry Minister Alghard, Laith's world is turned upside down. The young boy is forced to go in search of his origins, to better to control his immense power, and to save his foster family and friends. This award-winning debut graphic novel by Manuel Bichebois, Didier Poli ("Elric: The Ruby Throne"), and Giulio Zeloni is a fantasy/steampunk adventure packed with political intrigue, where science and magic collide. Humanoids, 2014...More.
Item Code: CHSTH.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 254pg, Full Color
|FREE COUNTRY A Tale of the Children's Crusade
Recommended. By Neil Gaiman et al. The Dead Boy Detectives are on the case. When several children go missing in a small English town, a series of strange and unexpected twists take them to Free Country, a place that dates back a millennium, where children never grow old and are free from the abuse and tyranny of adults. But Free Country is failing, and what it needs is the strength of five innately powerful children--including the young sorcerer Timothy Hunter--to restore their uncanny world to what it once was. Handsomely and imaginatively drawn. Vertigo, 2015...More.
Item Code: FRECH.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
|GODZILLA The Half Century War
Collects IDW issues #1-5, 2012-13. By James Stokoe. The graphic novel/mini-series in an oversized hardcover. Expanded art gallery with artists Frank Teran, Sheldon Vella, Brandon Graham, John Kantz, Simon Roy plus Stokoe's five covers and his "Afterthoughts," discussing each issue. The year is 1954 when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan, which begins battles and an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts 50 years! IDW, 2015...More.
Item Code: GODHH.
Hard Cover, 8x12, 152pg, Full Color
|KABUKI LIBRARY Volume 1
By David Mack. This first of the four-volume Kabuki Library collects the first two original Kabuki books: Circle of Blood and Dreams. The origin, the foundation of the story, the very beginning of the acclaimed series that began in 1994. Featuring a total of 11 separate issues and collected with loads of extras. Dark Horse, 2015...More.
Item Code: KAB01H.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 296pg, Partial Color
|REDHAND Twilight of the Gods
By Kurt Busiek and Sam Timel. Art by Mario Alberti and Bazal. From award-winning writer Kurt Busiek (Marvels) and artists Mario Alberti & Bazal (Retroworld) comes a violent and intelligent story that challenges and enthralls. The perfect warrior is unleashed in an age of barbarism and magic, but all he wants is the peaceful life he's destined never to have. Humanoids, 2015...More.
Item Code: REDHH.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 142pg, Full Color
|TRIBES OF KAI Deluxe Signed
Signed & limited, 500! Highly Recommended. By Lance HaunRogue. Art by Daren Bader. The Mantakai prepare for a ritualistic rite of passage in which a new lord is to be chosen to rule over their five united tribes.The dominance of the five individual tribes of Mantakai are threatened by a highly evolved race of reptilian creatures called the Tobognai. Flesk, 2015...More.
Item Code: TRKD.
Hard Cover, 8x12, 96pg, Full Color
|WOLVERINE ADAMANTIUM COLLECTION
Wolverine is the best there is at what he does: find out why in the massive hardcover, possibly the biggest book you'll ever own! This all-new Mighty Marvel Format is a foot wide and more than a foot tall, packed with 720 pages, and weighing in at 16 pounds! Here are the best moments from Wolverine's long and storied past by the greatest creators in Wolverine history! Now for the first time, fans can witness the transformation of sickly James Howlett into the battle-hardened Logan, and then into the metal-clawed super hero called Wolverine in this jaw dropping new format. Marvel, 2013...More.
Item Code: WOLAH.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x16, 720pg, Full Color
Comic Book Archives
|THE AVENGERS Epic Collection Volume 4 Behold...The Vision
Collects Avengers #57-76 and Marvel Super-Heroes #17, 1968-70 Highly Recommended. By Roy Thomas. Art by John Buscema, Gene Colan, Sal Buscema et al. Prepare yourself for one of the most stellar creative periods in Avengers history! Earth's Mightiest Heroes experience the debut of the Vision, an all-out battle with Ultron, and the introduction of Yellowjacket and an all-new Goliath. And The Avengers must also battle the Sub-Mariner, Captain America, and Human Torch of 1941! Marvel, 2015...More.
Item Code: AVE04.
Soft Cover, 7x10, 456pg, Full Color
|AVENGERS OMNIBUS Volume 1
1998-99. Recommended. By Kurt Busiek, Mark Waid et al. Art by George Pérez, Sean Chen, Andy Kubert, Carlos Pacheco et al. Fan-favorite creators Kurt Busiek and George Pérez craft a new era for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! As the Avengers reform in the wake of a life-changing event, they must face an array of foes like no other: Morgan Le Fay, the Squadron Supreme, the Kree, the Legion of the Unliving, the Thunderbolts, the Wrecking Crew...as well as Kang and Immortus in the Destiny War! Marvel, 2015...More.
Item Code: AVOM01H.
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1184pg, Full Color
|AVENGERS OMNIBUS Volume 2
1966-68. Recommended. By Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, and Gary Friedrich. Art by Don Heck, John Buscema. One of the Avengers' greatest eras has been assembled for this collection! Beginning with Roy Thomas' run, it's cover-to-cover in watershed moments: first appearances of Ultron and the Vision; Black Widow's surprise connection with the Red Guardian; Hercules' epic battles with Sub-Mariner and Dragon Man; vs. the Super-Adaptoid; Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch defect; Black Panther joins the team; Avengers vs. X-Men, etc. Marvel, 2015...More.
Item Code: AVOM02H.
Hard Cover, 7x11, 832pg, Full Color
|BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY The Western Publishing Years Volume 1
Recommended. By Frank S Bolle, Ray S Bailey. Adapted by Paul Newman, art by various. This collects the television tie-in comic books to the cult sci-fi television series with Gil Gerrard and Erin Gray! Relive these classic adventure tales with Buck, Wilma, Dr. Huer, and Princess Ardala. Brilliant artwork by McWilliams, best known to fans today for his long-running Twin Earths newspaper strip. Here he is like a combination of the best in Al Williamson, Gray Morrow and Murphy Anderson! Really! Hermes, 2013...More.
Item Code: BUCW01H.
Hard Cover, 8x10, 192pg, Full Color
|EC COMICS SLIPCASE SET #1
Four book slipcased set: Came the Dawn by Wood, 50 Girls 50 by Williamson, Tain't the Meat, It's the Humanity by Davis, and Corpse on the Imjin by Kurtzman. Individually, these books retail for $116. Now discounted and with a handsome slipcase. Each book features one of EC's finest artists drawing their best stories. Fantagraphics, 2013...More.
Item Code: EC01HP.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 832pg, Full Color
|EC COMICS SLIPCASE SET #2
Recommended. By Al Feldstein and Ray Bradbury. Art by Craig, Feldstein, Ingels and Kamen. Four book set: Sucker Bait (horror) and Child Of Tomorrow (sci-fi) by Al Feldstein and Ray Bradbury, art by Graham Ingels, Fall Guy For Murder by Feldstein, Bradbury, art by Johnny Craig, and Zero Hour by Feldstein, Jack Oleck & Bradbury, art by Jack Kamen. Individually, these books retail for $116. Discounted with handsome slipcase. Each book features one of EC's finest artists drawing their best stories. Fantagraphics, 2015...More.
Item Code: EC02HP.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 810pg, Full Color
|IRON FIST Epic Collection Volume 1 The Fury of Iron Fist
Marvel Premiere #15-25 & Iron Fist #1-15, 1972-75. By Chris Claremont et al. Art by John Byrne, Larry Hama et al. A Himalayan expedition to find the mystical city of K'un-Lun left nine-year-old Daniel Rand's parents dead, but he found the path to K'un-Lun and there spent a decade training under its immortal inhabitants. He became an unmatched master of martial arts and spiritual control, armed with the shattering power of the iron fist. Marvel, 2015...More.
Item Code: IFE01.
Soft Cover, 7x10, 528pg, Full Color
|FALL GUY FOR MURDER And Other Stories
Highly Recommended. By Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig and Ray Bradbury. EC Comics superstar Johnny Craig stood out in the 1950s with his elegant, crisp, contemporary graphic style. And nowhere did this style work more beautifully than in these 23 superb crime and horror stories, mostly for the two comics he also edited, Crime SuspenStories and The Vault of Horror. Craig was the only EC artist to habitually write his own material for the entire length of EC's run. Fantagraphics, 2012...More.
Item Code: FALGH.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 196pg, b&w
|FORBIDDEN WORLDS Archives Volume 3
Collects #9-14. Recommended. By Jay Disbrow, Harry Lazarus, Charles Quinlan et al. Chased by a wax sculpture of Adolf Hitler, cursed by a snake goddess, and forced to marry an oozing swamp monster--life has never been easy for the residents of Forbidden Worlds! Six more 52-page issues of this wonderfully bizarre 1950s anthology of sci-fi, fantasy, and supernatural horror are collected in a deluxe hardcover, which features a new foreword from Timothy Truman (King Conan, Hawken). Dark Horse, 2014...More.
Item Code: FWA03H.
Hard Cover, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color
|FRANK BELLAMY'S HEROS The Spartan
Limited, 600! Highly Recommended. Forewords by John Byrne, Dave Gibbons, Walter Simonson, Ken Steacy and John Watkiss. Introduction by Norman Boyd. In 1962 Frank Bellamy was asked to draw a new Roman epic strip for the prestigious comic art magazine, Eagle. Bellamy had previously honed his artistic skills on Robin Hood and King Arthur, Swift and The Happy Warrior, Montgomery of Alamein, Marco Polo and Fraser of Africa, also in the Eagle. Book Palace, 2013...More.
Item Code: FRBH.
Hard Cover, 11x14, 272pg, Full Color
|MAN-THING The Complete Collection Volume 1
By Steve Gerber, Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas. Art by Gray Morrow, John Buscema, Rich Buckler et al. Marvel's muck-monster, by the man who knows him best! First volume of a complete collection of Steve Gerber's (creator of Howard the Duck) Man-Thing tales! Join the startling swamp-creature in encounters with the Thing, sorcerers Dakimh and Jennifer Kale, and the most far-out fowl ever created, Howard the Duck! Marvel, 2015...More.
Item Code: MANT01.
Soft Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
|MARVEL MASTERWORKS Golden Age USA Comics Volume 1
Collects #1-4. By Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Simon, Syd Shores, Basil Wolverton et al. Collects USA Comics #1-4 from 1941, one of the all-time great early Timely/Marvel titles. The Defender, Major Liberty, Rockman, Rusty, the Young Avenger, the origins of the Whizzer, Jack Frost and the Vagabond. Also Captain Terror turns back a deadly Nazi undersea invasion. This collection remasters and restores these early adventures. Wild and fun stories by many of Timely's finest talents, and some of their now forgotten bygone superheroes. Marvel, 2007...More.
Item Code: MMGL01H.
Hard Cover, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
|SUB-MARINER & THE ORIGINAL HUMAN TORCH
Collects Saga of the Sub-Mariner #1-12 & Saga of the Original Human Torch #1-4, 1988-90. Recommended. By Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas. Art by Rich Buckler. Namor the Sub-Mariner, Avenging Son of Atlantis. Jim Hammond, the original android Human Torch. Two icons whose rivalry dates all the way back to the dawn of Marvel Comics in 1940. Now, learn the full story of two legendary adversaries. Namor: from enemy of mankind to wartime savior--from Fantastic Four foe to staunch Avenger. The Torch: recently revived, he looks back to his own uncanny creation and how he disappeared in 1954. Marvel, 2014...More.
Item Code: SMOHT.
Soft Cover, 7x10, 392pg, Full Color
|USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA Volume 2 Deluxe Signed
Signed & limited, 1,500, with a sketch. Recommended. By Stan Sakai. A massive new limited edition omnibus volume. With a special color-illustrated portrait on the limitation page, signed and with an original sketch in each copy. This collects Usagi Yojimbo Book 11: Seasons, Usagi Yojimbo Book 12: Grasscutter, and Usagi Yojimbo Book 13: Grey Shadows. Dark Horse, 2015. Out of Print....More.
Item Code: UYS02D.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 670pg, Partial Color
Comic Strip Collections
|BUCK ROGERS COMPLETE MURPHY ANDERSON SUNDAYS
1958-59. Highly Recommended. By Rick Yager, Fritz Leiber, and Judith Merrill. Art by Murphy Anderson. Anderson did a stint on Buck Rogers' Dailies in 1947-48, when he was still a youngster drawing Star Pirate in Planet Comics. By 1958 he was a premiere DC sci-fi artist, knocking out gorgeous covers and important stories, such as Captain Comet, for DC titles like Mystery in Space and Strange Adventures. This is a rare, rare treat...his complete run of Sunday Pages in an extra-large hardcover. This was a strip he was perfect for and clearly enjoyed drawing. Plus a major 20-page intro, Murphy and Buck by R.C. Harvey, beautifully illustrated from original art. Hermes, 2014. Out of Print....More.
Item Code: BUCMS01H.
Hard Cover, 11x14, 80pg, Full Color
|JOHN CULLEN MURPHY'S BIG BEN BOLT Dailies Volume 1
Feb 1950-May 52. Recommended. Introduction by Cullen Murphy. The first two years of a fine strip about a boxer and his adventures in and out of the ring. Murphy was hand-picked by Hal Foster to take over Prince Valiant and has often been dismissed by Valiant fans, including myself, for his work on Val. But this, more than 15 years earlier, shows an illustrator working in the same fine-line photo-realistic style of Alex Raymond and John Prentice. I kid you not! This is a very well drawn adventure strip that really reminds me of Rip Kirby! Classic Comics, 2010...More.
Item Code: BBB01.
Soft Cover, 11x8, 249pg, b&w
|RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Volume 1
1929-30. The Original Cartoons that Started It All. 1st printing. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums are among the most popular attractions worldwide, yet most people don't know that it all started with a daily cartoon drawn by one man--Robert Ripley. Originally a sports cartoonist, Ripley developed Believe It or Not! in the 1920s. By the end of the decade, the series had become a phenomenal hit. IDW, 2014...More.
Item Code: RB01H.
Hard Cover, 11x8, 328pg, b&w
Comic Reference & How-To
|ACE 1-3 Set
Recommended. Edited by Jon Cooke. From the editor of Comic Book Creator and other fine projects in our field. Jon started this new magazine in Spring of 2015 but had to throw in the towel after 3 issues. ACE covers everything from the Golden Age and Silver Age titles and creators, to comics (and media) today. ACE, 2015...More.
Item Code: ACEP.
Soft Cover, 7x10, 384pg, Text/Full Color
|BIG BAD WORLD OF CONCEPT ART FOR VIDEO GAMES
An Insider's Guide for Students. By Elliot Lilly. Do you aspire to become a concept artist in the video game industry but don't know where to start? This is where: a comprehensive book that gives aspiring artists an honest, informative, and concise look at what it takes to do just that. Author Eliott Lilly uses his own student work as a teaching tool along with personal experiences to help you on your journey. Design Studio, 2015...More.
Item Code: BIBW.
Soft Cover, 11x8, 144pg, Full Color
|COMICS JOURNAL LIBRARY Volume 8 EC Artists
Recommended. By Gary Groth. Archival interviews with Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Frank Frazetta, Bill Gaines, and many more, as well as contemporary interviews with Mad artists, are reprinted in the first of a beautifully packaged two-volume set. To celebrate their republication of the legendary EC line, here are interviews with the artists and writers (and publisher!) who made EC great. Included in the first volume: career-spanning conversations with EC legends Will Elder, John Severin, Harvey Kurtzman, and Al Feldstein, as well as short interviews with EC short-timers Frank Frazetta and Joe Kubert. Fantagraphics, 2013...More.
Item Code: CJL08.
Soft Cover, 10x12, 192pg, Partial Color
|STRIPPED A Revealing Look at the World's Greatest Comic Strips DVD
Recommended. A rare appearance from Bill Watterson of Calvin & Hobbes! Meet the cartoonists behind the greatest comics of our time! This DVD gives you unprecedented access to the world's best and brightest cartoonists, and talks seriously and in-depth about how cartooning works and why it's so loved. The first-ever recorded interview with Bill Watterson, plus Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Mike & Jerry (Penny Arcade), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), Jeff Keane (The Family Circus), Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), and dozens more. Sequential, 2014...More.
Item Code: STRDVD.
DVD, 1 disc, 85 min, Full Color
|CAP FURY #1
Recommended. By Laurence Donovan and Steve Fisher. In the two-fisted tradition of Doc Savage, Captain John Fury and the crew of his super-ship The Whirlwind battle modern-day piracy in two thrilling novels by Laurence Donovan, from the original pulps of 1935 and 1937! First, after the law fails, Cap Fury follows a trail of vengeance to his brother's murderers in "The Red Heart Pearls." Sanctum, 2014...More.
Item Code: CF01.
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, b&w
Statues, Prints & Fun Stuff
|ANT-MAN Playing Cards
52 different images, all full painted images from the new Ant-Man film, including our hero, his helper ants, villains, and lots of high-drama poses. Poker deck with handsome full color cardboard box. Marvel, 2015...More.
Item Code: AMPC.
2.5x3.5, 52 cards, Full Color
|DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS HOLIDAY HARLEY QUINN Statue
Limited, 5,200! Designed by Ant Lucia. Sculpted by Tim Miller. Harley's back! Fresh off her best-selling Bombshell makeover, everyone's favorite deranged darling rings in the holiday season with a batty bag of gifts in this all-new variant. Harley is dressed in a festive red and green outfit to ring in the holidays! In Harley's gift bag of goodies is the top half of Batman's costume...what's going on here?? DC, 2014...More.
Item Code: DCHHQ.
10" tall, Full Color
|DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS ZATANNA Statue
Limited, 5,200! Designed by Ant Lucia, Sculpted by Tim Miller. The Mistress of Magic Zatanna weaves a spell of transformation on John Constantine with this fun, stylized statue based on the popular pinup style of the 1940's and 50's. She's in a sexy corset with high stockings and long gloves, and lots of exposed skin. It's even got her blue eyes and a 1940s style hairdo. Advance orders have been stronger than on other titles in this series, so we don't expect this to last for long. DC, 2014...More.
Item Code: DCBZ.
10" tall, Full Color
|DC COMICS COVER GIRLS MERA Statue
Limited, 5,200! Designed by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau. Sculpted by Jack Mathews. Aquaman's lovely wife--The Queen of the Sea, Mera. But she is far more, in reality an alien and the subject of many powerful storylines over the years since she first appeared in Aquaman #11 (1963), created by Jack Miller and Nick Cardy. Here she is captured beautifully as she rises from the ocean in the latest Cover Girls statue from DC Collectibles. Mera was ranked 81st in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list. DC, 2014...More.
Item Code: DCME.
10" tall, Full Color
|LADY NINJA Statue
Almost Gone! Limited, 500! Highly Recommended. Designed by Hajime Sorayama. Amazing detail, right down to the mole on her cheek and her exposed nipples, this is very impressive. And large, 17 inches tall, including authentic Japanese "Tatami" floor style base and a separate Ninjato sword with red silk ribbons. Her spikes and leather strapping are flexible and very well made. In a huge box, beautifully illustrated with the artist's original painting--one of his best and often featured in his book collections. Yamato, 2014. Out of Print....More.
Item Code: SORLN.
17" tall, Full Color
|MARK SCHULTZ BEYOND THE KNOWN FOREST She Talks with Birds Signed Print
Signed & limited! Highly Recommended. By Mark Schultz. Colored by Denise Prowell. This oversized print measures 24"X18". It is printed on premium acid free 95 lb. cover stock with a matte finish and it utilizes archival inks. At a full two feet wide, this print showcases Mark's artwork at its original size. Previously exclusively available from Flesk Publications, we are proud to make this special work available to you. Although not numbered, this print was limited to 500 copies only and will not be reprinted. Flesk, 2013...More.
Item Code: MSBS.
24x18, 1 print, Full Color
|MIMI RODIN Print Signed
Publisher file copies, 1995. Signed & Numbered, 900! By Dave Stevens. Actress Marla Duncan (Miss Fitness USA) posed for this painting. A fine painting of a muscular, busty beauty in red leather and matching cap, with a nice background lightening storm seen out of an ornate window. 1995. Out of Print....More.
Item Code: MIMIPRD.
14x21, 1 print, Full Color
|BEHIND THE SCENES STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION Collector Cards
Almost Gone! Warehouse find, 1993. Mint condition set in clear plastic hinged box. This is the complete card set compiled from the trading card set produced by SkyBox in 1993. No booster packs or chase cards were produced. The set looks at the roles of the creators who made up the production staff of Star Trek: The Next Generation television series, with behind-the-scenes photos of them on set or at their desks, with anecdotes from each connected with his or her role on the series. Skybox, 1993. Out of Print....More.
Item Code: STCD.
3.5x2.75, 39 cards, Full Color
Warehouse find, 1998. Recommended. By Jean-Francois Jonvelle. A retrospective of this French photographer's black & white photographs of beautiful, partially clothed or nude women, with a natural sexiness not often seen in modern erotic photography. It covers his 1983-1999 years, and contains famous portraits and nudes which made him a star in France, Germany and Japan. "...captures that sense of mystery, natural allure, and spontaneity of sensual women." Konemann, 1997. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Note: Slight bumps to corners. Very limited quantity available...More.
Item Code: JONHC.
Hard Cover, 10x12, 112pg, b&w
|CAVEWOMAN THE RETURN #4
Limited, 500! Art & story by Rob Durham. Cover by Budd Root. The conclusion of "The Return" has our girl battling Maggie, who's now a slavering beast, and a modern-day invasion of reptiles. And that's behind a handsome Budd Root All Audiences Cover. Bagged & boarded, with a certificate of authenticity! Amryl, 2015. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: CAVTR04.
Soft Cover, 7x10, 24pg, b&w
|CAVEWOMAN THE RETURN #4 Buzz Cover
Limited, 500! Art & story by Rob Durham. Cover by Buzz. The conclusion of "The Return" has our girl battling Maggie, who's now a slavering beast, and a modern-day invasion of reptiles. And that's behind a handsome Buzz All Audiences Cover. Bagged & boarded, with a certificate of authenticity! Amryl, 2015. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: CAVTR04B.
Soft Cover, 7x10, 24pg, b&w
|LUST FOR THE DEVIL The Erotic Satanic Art of Felicien Rops
Foreword by Candice Black. The first true flowering of Satanism in erotic art came with the Belgian artist Felicien Rops (1833-1898). Rops met Charles Baudelaire in Paris in 1864 and subsequently become a devoted disciple, thereafter commingled elements of death, prostitution and the Satanic in his work, particularly in his 5-picture series Les Sataniques of 1882. Wet Angel, 2013. Adult Material...More.
Item Code: LUFO.
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, b&w
|MELODY A Story of A Nude Dancer
Almost Gone! By Sylvie Rancourt. Until now, the Rancourt drawn-and-written comics have never been published in English. These stories are compelling without ever being voyeuristic or self-pitying, and her drawings are formally innovative while maintaining a refreshingly frank and engaging clarity. Whether she's divulging her first experiences dancing for an audience or sharing moments from her life at home, her storytelling is straightforward and never sensationalized. With a knowing wink at the reader, Rancourt shares a world that, in someone else's hands, might be scandalous or seedy, but in hers is fully realized, real, and often funny. Drawn & Quarterly, 2015. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: MELST.
Soft Cover, 6x7, 356pg, b&w
|S. CLAY WILSON'S ABC Deluxe
Almost Gone! A portion of sales income benefits the S. Clay Wilson Special Needs Trust. Signed & numbered, 100. By Malcolm Whyte. This may be the last edition Wilson will ever sign. S. Clay Wilson illustrated two children's books: Wilson's Andersen and Wilson's Grimm--very unusual assignments for the notorious ZAP Comix artist. Their illustrations hold all the power of the meticulous dense-pack style for which he is renowned; they are beautiful, touching, horrific and hilarious despite the condition that Wilson show no exposed genitalia or slicing and dicing of body parts in them. Wordplay, 2014. Adult Material...More.
Item Code: WILAD.
Soft Cover, 7x7, 102pg, Partial Color