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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Monsters & Dames 2016, Dan Barry's Flash Gordon, Jose Gonzalez, Vampi Art Edition, Illustration 52, Gaiman, Kirby, Mammoth Cthulhu, Hero Comics, Weird Love 3

More new items than I can list! Also here, two of the best-ever Classics Illustrated issues go on sale, Disney Comics featuring The Magic Kingdom; a new Allen Williams signed sketchbook, a Manga Disney/Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, The King Collection brings together Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Price Valiant, Mandrake and Jungle Jim in one giant adventure, and more!

Free Comic Book Day! One title is gone but we still have plenty of our other three titles: Captain America, DC Superhero Girls and Lady Mechanika. Previously we limited these to one per order, but if you want two or all three, help yourself. Just no orders for multiple copies, please. Just add them to your order.

Our new catalog should be in your hands any minute, if you are a regular customer. Or you can download it NOW. Alex Raymond's Captain Blood is on the cover!

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Art & Illustration

 


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #52 -- Featuring John La Gatta and Harry Beckhoff. Highly Recommended. A detailed look at the life and work of John La Gatta, one of the finest delineators of the female form on countless magazine covers of the 1920 and 1930s. One of the top illustrators in the country, he lived the high life as a celebrity. Next up is another magazine illustrator from  the 1920s to 1950, Harry Beckhoff. "I have always admired his clean lines, and brilliant draftmanship, and while we don't know a lot about his personal life, his incredible work speaks for itself. I've even added extra pages to this issue to showcase his illustrations." - editor Dan Zimmer....More.

Item Code: IL52
$15.00
Publisher Illustrated Press
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 112pg
Color Full Color
All available back issues are on our website, including the most recent ones #45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52. #50 is sold out.
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MONSTERS & DAMES 2016 -- Emerald City Comicon Artbook. Limited, 1,000! Signed Bookplate! Highly Recommended. Cover by Fiona Staples. 70 pieces of stunning artwork in full color, drawn especially for this convention art book. This is one of our favorite books each year, like a convention sketchbook but with entirely finished work, with artists all doing their very best to outdo their fellow contributors. Bobby Chiu, Cody Vrosh, Daxiong, Teryl Whitlach (whose signed bookplate we include), Jason Howard, Kei Acedera, Mike Huddleston, Peter Bagge, Peter Nguyen, Phil Foglio, Amy Mebberson, Loraine McLees et al...More.

Item Code: MNST16H
$30.00
Publisher ECCC
Publish Date 2016
Binding Hard Cover -
No Dustjacket
Dimensions 9x12
# Pages 272pg
Color Full Color
 

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MONSTERS & DAMES 2015 -- Almost Gone! Emerald City Comicon Artbook. Limited, 1,000! Highly Recommended. Cover by Mark Brooks. The annual from Emerald City Comic-Con is back with another mind-blowing 80 pages of ALL-NEW, awesome artwork! And we are virtually the only source for the last copies not sold at the show. Full color work by David Coleman, Daxiong, Paul Guinan, Mike Mignola, David Petersen, Dave Stewart, Bruce Timm, Skottie Young, and dozens more.
Item Code: MNST15H
$30.00
Publisher ECCC
Publish Date 2015
Print Status Out of Print
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 9x12
# Pages 80pg
Color Full Color

Fair Warning!! All but the latest release are out of print/sold out from the publishers. We have only these back numbers, in the quantities noted:

2015 (above) 30 copies

2014 - 5 copies - Arthur Adams cover, Frank Cho, limited to 1150

2012 - 13 copies - Adi Granov cover, Brandon Peterson, Bruce Timm, Scott Morse, Daxiong, Greg Horn, Phil Noto, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mark Dos Santos

2009 - 11 copies - Frank Cho cover. Howard Chaykin, Brandon Peterson, Bruce Timm, Doug Sneyd, Amanda Conner, bookplate is signed by Joe Jusko

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JOSE GONZALEZ'S VAMPIRELLA Art Edition -- Highly Recommended. By Jose Gonzalez. Celebrate the extraordinary work of Jose Gonzalez, an unparalleled master of horror illustration, with this gorgeous hardcover collection, presenting for the first time actual storyboard artwork spanning his years as the preeminent Vampirella artist! Eleven COMPLETE captivating and creepy tales appear in their entirety, ranging over ten years from Vampirella Magazine #15 (January 1972) to issue #112 (March 1983). Scanned in high-resolution color and printed at original size. It's huge, and Gonzalez's sexy girls show why he became THE Vampi illustrator....More.

Item Code: JGVAEH
$150.00
Publisher Dynamite
Publish Date 2016
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 14x12
# Pages 152pg
Color Full Color
 

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ART OF JOSE GONZALEZ -- Our Highest Recommendation. By David Roach. Foreword by Joe Jusko. For nearly two decades, Jose "Pepe" Gonzalez was hailed as the premier Vampirella artist, drawing the fiery vixen for Warren Publishing in the Seventies and Eighties. But there's more to his career: renowned for bringing to life the most beautiful women the art world has ever seen, Gonzalez's career spans from drawing British romance comics to movie stars, book covers to commercial advertising, and, of course, personal commissions! Mature Readers.
Item Code: ARTJGH
$39.99 $34.99
Publisher Dynamite
Publish Date 2015
ISBN 9781606907436
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 9x12
# Pages 248pg
Color Full Color
This earlier release above, The Art of Jose Gonzalez, has quite honestly been one of our bestsellers since the moment it appeared. His ability to draw the female form, and his long tenure with Vampirella, have made him THE artist most identified with her. FYI, we hope that we are able to keep this new Art Edition available for some time but these "Artist Archives" editions have been known to sell out without warning. Be aware.
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FIGURE DRAWING FOR ARTISTS -- Highly Recommended by Bill Stout. Recommended. By Steve Huston. Though there are many books on drawing the human figure, none teach how to draw a figure from the first few marks of the quick sketch to the final stroke of the finished masterpiece, let alone through a convincing, easy-to-understand method. Award-winning fine artist Steve Huston shows beginners and pros alike the two foundational concepts behind the greatest masterpieces in art and how to use them as the basis for their own success. Highly praised by Bill Stout and ILM Art Director Carlos Huante....More.

Item Code: FIGDA
$24.99 $21.99
Publisher Rockport
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 9x10
# Pages 192pg
Color Partial Color
See our other how-to-draw collections on our website.
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ALLEN WILLIAMS PERSONAL DEMONS 2016 Signed Sketchbook -- Signed! A Sketchbook of Creatures and Demons Recommended. By Allen Williams. Moody, mysterious, sensual, and evocative: surreal fantasy monsters, horned but beautiful women, nudes, skeletons, amazing costume work. You can see why the renowned Wayne Barlowe highly regards Williams--both are masters of creature creation. Gorgeous work consisting mainly of incredibly detailed pencil drawings (finished pieces in themselves) plus color paintings. Includes Satyrs, The Sentinel, Menoch, The Traveler, The Unforgiven, Dragons, Wyrmwood, Lovecraftian Studies. Minor nudity....More.

Item Code: AWPD16S
$20.00
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 38pg
Color b&w
Two previous collections are still available, both signed, at the same price. 2014 and 2013. There was not collection for 2015.
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COMIC BOOK CREATOR #12 Howard Cruse/Jack Kirby -- Stretching the Comics Boundaries Recommended. Edited by Jon B. Cooke. A long illustrated feature "What Makes Jack Kirby The King of Comics?" examines the mid-life work of the greatest super-hero creator of all time. CBC looks at Kirby's work, from the explosively cosmic developments in Fantastic Four and The Mighty Thor at Marvel in the middle ’60s to the artist/writer's magnum opus, the "Fourth World" saga of New Genesis versus Apokolips! Plus the real-life background drama that unfolded during that tumultuous era as Jack moved from Marvel back to DC Comics....More.

Item Code: CBCR12
$8.95
Publisher TwoMorrows
Publish Date 2016
ISBN 182658000493
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 80pg
Color Full Color
All back issues are available.
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Graphic Novels

 


HERO COMICS A Hero Initiative Benefit Book -- Highly Recommended. By Kurt Busiek, Howard Chaykin, Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth et al. The Hero Initiative provides help when comic book creators are in need, it's as simple as that. This volume presents an all-star line-up of incredible comic book talent who have come together, donating their time and considerable talents for a good cause. Writers include Kurt Busiek, Howard Chaykin, Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, John Layman, Dave Sim, Bill Willingham. Artists include Kaare Andrews, Howard Chaykin, Kevin Eastman, Rob Guillory, Gene Ha, Sam Kieth, Dave Sim, Ashley Wood. Gallery: J. Scott Campbell, Arthur Adams, Mark Schultz, Matt Wagner, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke....More.

Item Code: HERC
$19.99 $17.99
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x10
# Pages 120pg
Color Full Color
Another Hero Initiative project was Hellboy 100. We have just five softcover editions of these left [HBP. $12.99, your price $7.99].
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DISNEY ALICE IN WONDERLAND MANGA -- Special Collector's Manga. By Jun Abe. Manga publishing pioneer TOKYOPOP is back ... bringing readers a delightfully different adaptation based on Walt Disney's and Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," a retelling of the film in manga style. This isn't your traditional Alice, she's swinging a sword and meeting some rather more nasty creatures than we remember from the classic book. Hardcover with exclusive bonus features and illustrations from renowned artist Jun Abe! ...More.

Item Code: DIALH
$19.99
Publisher Tokyopop
Publish Date 2016
Binding Hard Cover -
No Dustjacket
Dimensions 6x8
# Pages 352pg
Color b&w
See our website for more Alice in Wonderland in art and story.
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KING COLLECTION -- By Paul Tobin et al. Art by Marc Laming et al. Cover by Darwyn Cooke. When Ming the Merciless launched an all-out assault on planet Earth, the colorful band of heroes known as King’s Watch led the resistance! Now, across the cosmos, in the dark corners of Earth, and even throughout time, Earth's defenders continue the mission, separate and yet together in spirit! Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, Dr. Zarkov, Mandrake, Jungle Jim, Lothar (as the new Phantom), and Prince Valiant! Really! They join friends new and old to face the combined forces of Ming and the all-new, all-deadly Cobra!....More.

Item Code: KINGC
$49.99 $42.50
Publisher Dynamite
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 456pg
Color Full Color
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JOHN CARTER WARLORD OF MARS Volume 2 Man-Made Monster -- By Ron Marz and Ian Edginton. Art by Ariel Medel. John Carter has survived the Kahori invasion alongside his beloved princess, Dejah Thoris. As the capital city of Helium rebuilds, the couple leave for the outlands to recuperate... but all across Barsoom, sinister forces conspire against them. From savage Warhoon raiding parties to the artificial (and lovelorn) beast known as the Hormad, from the god-like sand spirit Jartak to the last of the world-conquering White Martians....More.

Item Code: JCW02
$19.99 $17.99
Publisher Dynamite
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 224pg
Color Full Color
 

ALSO AVAILABLE

JOHN CARTER WARLORD OF MARS Volume 1 Invaders of Mars -- By Ron Marz. Art by Abhishek Malsuni. With 33 pages of variant covers and "sketch cover art," John Carter, the Confederate soldier transported to distant Mars, must save his adopted world from an adversary who is every bit his equal on the Red Planet: Captain Joshua Clark, formerly of the Army of the Potomac and now the strategist for a species of star-hopping conquerors.
Item Code: JCW01
$19.99 $17.99
Publisher Dynamite
Publish Date 2015
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 160pg
Color Full Color
And see our website for the Dejah Thoris series and other related collections.
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THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF THE DEPARTURE OF MISS FINCH -- New Edition Recommended. By Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli, Todd Klein. Come and hear of the terrible tale of  Miss Finch, beset by mystery and abduction deep under the streets of London! Join her group of friends, with the stern Miss Finch in tow, as they enter musty caverns for a subterranean circus spectacle! Step inside and witness this strange world of vampires, ringmasters, illusions, and the Cabinet of Wishes Fulfill’d. Gaiman’s trademark magical realism paired with Zulli’s sumptuous paintings, all re-designed for this new edition! Nudity, violence. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: FAMFH
$13.99
Publisher Dark Horse
Publish Date 2016
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Hard Cover -
No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 56pg
Color Full Color
 

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NEIL GAIMAN & CHRIS RIDDELL Box Set --3-Book Bargain Set. Highly Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Chris Riddell. This exclusive boxed set contains the British editions (with the exclusively British cover art) of three bestselling Neil Gaiman classics. In handsome paperbacks you get the Newbery Medal and Carnegie Medal winner The Graveyard Book; Coraline, from which the film was made; and Fortunately, the Milk, all illustrated by acclaimed artist Chris Riddell.
Item Code: NGCR
$21.00 $18.95
Publisher Harper Collins
Publish Date 2015
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 5x8
# Pages 642pg
Color Text/b&w
See our website for much more by Neil Gaiman. We really love his Graveyard Book and I gave it our Highest Recommendation. Along with the original prose novel, above, we also have the two-volume graphic novel, in both hardcover [GB01H, GBH02H. $19.95 each] and softcover editions [GB01, GB02. $9.95 each]. I recommended these constantly and they are great for all ages.
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Comic Book & Comic Strip Archives

 


FLASH GORDON DAN BARRY DAILIES Volume 1 The City of Ice -- Dailies Nov. 1951-Oct. 1953. Our Highest Recommendation. By Dan Barry, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis and Frank Frazetta. The first volume of Dan Barry's stunning work from the peak of his career, aided by three EC veterans! They took the strip that had been so magnificent under Alex Raymond and made it their own, with storytelling that may have outpaced Raymond's own. Flash and the lovely Dale Arden encounter escaped convicts, frightening Frost Men, tyrannous kingdoms - and more! Three years of Dan Barry’s run....More.

Item Code: FGD01H
$39.99 $34.99
Publisher Titan
Publish Date 2016
Binding Hard Cover -
No Dustjacket
Dimensions 11x10
# Pages 222pg
Color b&w

This is in the same oblong format, and from the same publisher, as the four-volume Flash Gordon Library by Alex Raymond. Those are $39.95 each.

Dan Barry also has work in The Heap collection, now on sale at $19.95, and in several of the Crime Does Not Pay volumes.

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WEIRD LOVE Volume 3 I Joined A Teen-Age Sex Club -- Outrageous! Lurid! Deranged! Highly Recommended. Art by Bob Powell, George Evans, Doug Wildey, John Buscema et al. Oddball, kitchy, crazy, romance comics from the 1950s and '60s sure to blow your mind and/or bust your gut with laughter! More classics culled by editor Craig Yoe: "I Joined a Teenage Sex Cult," "Savage Love," "Men Were My Business," "Cracked Up," "Black Marketeer," "Call Me Wicked," "I Married A Maniac," "He Called Me Jail Bait," plus a sordid story of Clown Fetish: "The Love She Didn't Want!" and many more bizarro comics! ....More.

Item Code: WEIL03H
$29.99 $26.99
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2016
ISBN 9781631406164
Binding Hard Cover -
No Dustjacket
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 160pg
Color Full Color
Both the previous collections are also available, and they are just as much fun as this new volume. [WEILH, WEIL02H. $29.99, your price $26.99 each]. We also have just one each of Simon & Kirby's Young Romance Vol 1 and 2 left...[YORH, YOR02H. $29.99, your price $17.99 each].
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COMPLETE LOVE HURTS --Recommended. By Kim W. Andersson. In this massive tomb of romance comics with brutal, terrible twists, you'll find love gone horribly wrong! Lovelorn supervillains, psychopathic online daters, murderous reality TV show stars, and heartbroken cowboys, samurais, and astronauts. Mature Readers.
Item Code: COLHU
$19.99 $16.99
Publisher Dark Horse
Publish Date 2015
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 240pg
Color Full Color
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SHADOW The Last Illusion -- The complete 5-issue series. Recommended. By Cullen Bunn. Art by Colton Worley and Giovanni Timpano. "The Shadow feels revitalized in a way only Cullen Bunn could manage." -Geeked Out nation. We very much like this pulp-style, dark story, handsomely painted and featuring a plethora of nasty, outrageous demons. The Shadow infiltrates the sanctum of The Society of United Magicians, an esoteric enclave of illusionists who are hell-bent on escaping the ultimate trap: death itself! Learning the secret of the so-called "Last Illusion" from the spirit of escape artist Harry Houdini himself, The Shadow becomes the next target of their murderous scheme....More.

Item Code: SHLI
$19.99 $16.99
Publisher Dynamite
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 152pg
Color Full Color
See our website for more new Shadow Graphic Novels, plus all of the pulp double-novel reprints and special packs.
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STAR TREK GOLD KEY ARCHIVES Volume 5 -- Collects #25-28, 30-31, 1974-75. By Arnold Drake, George Kashdan et al. Art by Alberto Giolitti. Boldly going...where it all started! Presenting the first comic book adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew! Fully remastered with new colors, volume 5 collects issues 25-28 and 30-31, (number 29 was a reprint of number 1) including the stories "Dwarf Planet," "The Perfect Dream," "Ice Journey," "The Mimicking Menace," "Death of a Star," and "The Final Truth." A special feature is the different painted covers used for several stories reprinted from these in later issues, along with photo covers of the stars....More.

Item Code: STG05H
$29.99 $26.99
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2016
Binding Hard Cover -
No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 164pg
Color Full Color
Volumes 1-4 are available at the same price and discount.
 

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STAR TREK CLASSIC UK COMICS Volume 1 1969-1970 -- By Angus Allan et al. Art by Harry Lindfield, Mike Noble, Ron Turner et al. Published in the U.S. for the first time! In 1969, six months before the Star Trek TV series premiered in England, British comics readers were introduced to the characters in an original comic-book series. The stories were serialized, generally 2 to 3 pages at a time, in 257 weekly magazines spanning five years and 37 storylines. Handsome painted artwork in the style of Frank Bellamy. 17 complete adventures.
Item Code: STC01H
$49.99 $39.99
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2016
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 9x11
# Pages 244pg
Color Partial Color

Star Trek The Newspaper Comics [STN01H, STN02H. $49.99, your price $39.99]

Topps Trading Cards Collection [STTRH. $19.95, your price $17.95]

Behind the Scenes Next Generation Collectors Cards [STCD. $7.50]

The City on the Edge of Forever Original Teleplay graphic novel by Harlan Ellison [STCEH. $24.99, your price $21.99]

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DISNEY MAGIC KINGDOM COMICS Volume 1 Carl Barks Cover -- Recommended. By Carl Barks, Vicar, Pete Alvarado, Don R. Christenson, Al Hubbard et al. IDW's Disneyland 60th anniversary anthology: collecting decades of Disney's park-themed adventure comics! Carl Barks' Scrooge McDuck goes to Disneyland in "The Fantastic River Race" from 1957, then Donald and Mickey go to Frontierland to investigate the strange disappearance of the Country Bear Jamboree from 1971! Uncle Scrooge stars in the Danish-produced "Red Rogue's Treasure" from 1992. Goofy goes to Fantasyland in a 1955 story!...More.

Item Code: DCM01
$6.99
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 64pg
Color Full Color
We handle most new books about Walt Disney, and all the Carl Barks and Mickey Mouse Libraries. See our website for all Disney.
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CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS Volume 1 Kirby Cover New Printing -- Tales of Suspense #59-99, Captain America #100-113, 1964-69 Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee and Roy Thomas. Art by Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko et al. Here it is, following Avengers #4, the first FIVE YEARS of new Silver Age Cap, mostly by Lee and Kirby, and right up to Roy Thomas coming on board and with the superlative run of Jim Steranko issues, including his own magnicent death and resurrection of Cap. This was a high point of the 60s! Plus Kirby retelling Cap's origin! Villains include the Red Skull, Baron Zemo, M.O.D.O.K., the Super-Adaptoid and many more as he first joins the Avengers. Over 800 pages!...More.

Item Code: CAP01H
$125.00 $105.00
Publisher Marvel
Publish Date 2016
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 856pg
Color Full Color
Several more Captain America collections are available on our website.
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CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #141 The Rough Rider -- Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Roberta Strauss. Art by George Evans. From the wonderful EC Comics talent George Evans comes the "Bigger than Life" American hero Theodore Roosevelt from his birth in New York City to Harvard graduate, to rancher, to organizer of a volunteer regiment The Rough Riders in the war with Spain, to elected Governor of New York in 1898, to Vice-President in 1900, to assuming the Presidency after McKinley was assassinated in 1901. Special oversized issue....More.

Item Code: CI141
$14.99 $8.99
Publisher Jack Lake
Publish Date 2008
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 100pg
Color Full Color
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CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #124 The War Of The Worlds -- Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By H.G. Wells. Art by Lou Cameron. Now on sale, the deluxe hardcover edition of one of H. G. Wells' best science fiction tales, the first novel ever of a Martian invasion of Earth, and one of everyone's favorite CI issues, beautifully adapted and drawn by comic book veteran Lou Cameron and beautifully restored by the team of artists at Jack Lake Productions. This went through eleven printings, an all-time record. William B. Jones provides a fascinating inside look at its history and creation....More.

Item Code: CI124H
$14.99 $7.99
Publisher Jack Lake
Publish Date 2004
Binding Hard Cover -
No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 48pg
Color Full Color
Next week we'll be featuring several 2008 titles that we've just restocked. Check online because they are already available. See all our Classics Illustrated.
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Other New Titles

 

THE NEW MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU -- New Lovecraftian Fiction! By Laird Barron, Brian Hodge, Caitlin R. Kiernan, John Langan et al. An outstanding anthology of original stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft from authors who do not merely imitate, but reimagine, re-energize, and renew his concepts in ways relevant to today’s readers. Fresh new fiction that explores our modern fears and nightmares. From the depths of R’lyeh to the heights of the Mountains of Madness, new work by some of today’s best weird fiction writers—both established award-winning authors and exciting new voices.....More.

Item Code: NMCT
$14.95
Publisher Running Press
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 5x8
# Pages 476pg
Color Text Only
For more things Lovecraftian, see our website. Here is a companion book in nearly the same format:
 

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LOVECRAFT'S MONSTERS -- Recommended. By Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Howard Waldrop, Karl Edward Wagner et al. Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. Lovecraft's most famous creations--Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and others all appear. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature, and each is accompanied by a new frontispiece illustration by John Coulthart. Edited by Ellen Datlow.
Item Code: LOVM
$16.95
Publisher Tachyon
Publish Date 2014
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 380pg
Color Text/b&w
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DOC SAVAGE The Whistling Wraith Signed -- SIgned Bookplate! By Will Murray & Lester Dent. Cover by Joe Devito. Special hardcover edition with an extra 8-page story of how this collaboration came to be done. Special publisher bookplate signed by Devito and Murray, and in facsimile by Lester Dent. When the ruler of the Balkan state of Merida vanishes from his locked limousine, official Washington is baffled. Then a long-dead monarch, King Fausto the First, returns from the grave to become the untouchable phantom potentate known as The Whistling Wraith....More.

Item Code: DOCWWD
$65.00
Publisher Altus
Publish Date 2014
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 319pg
Color Text Only
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DOC SAVAGE The Whistling Wraith -- By Will Murray & Lester Dent. Cover by Joe Devito. He's ready to plunge his royal sword into the vitals of anyone suspected of knowing the whereabouts of the vanished ruler! From Washington to Manhattan, Doc and his fighting brain trust race to unravel a royal riddle while battling the monster back from the dead! New cover by Joe Devito.....More.

Item Code: DOCWW
$24.95
Publisher Altus
Publish Date 2014
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 313pg
Color Text Only
This is our sixth new Doc Savage novel by Will Murray. The other five are all in the same two formats, a $24.95 softcover and a $65 deluxe hardcover with a signature plate: Skull Island (with King Kong), The Sinister Shadow (co-starring The Shadow), Flight Into Fear, The Jade Ogre, and Satan's Spine. Will also wrote Tarzan: Return to Pal-Ul-Don. It's also available in the same SC/Deluxe HC formats at the same price.
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DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS CHEETAH Statue -- Limited, 5,200! Designed by Ant Lucia. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell. From the depths of the darkest jungle comes Cheetah, who began as an enemy of Wonder Woman's but today is here as the latest in the popular line of DC Comics Bombshells statues! Camera in hand and knife at the ready, in a tight-fitting top and a handsome leather mini-skirt, the feisty Cheetah is ready for whatever action comes her way....More.

Item Code: DCBC
$125.00
Publisher DC
Publish Date 2016
Dimensions 10.7" tall
Color Full Color
 

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DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS Volume 1 -- Highly Recommended. By Marguerite Bennett. Art by Mauguerite Sauvage, Laura Braga et al. Hey! This looks like a lot of fun, and it's very well drawn! The incredibly popular DC Collectibles line is brought to life in these stories that reimagine the course of history! As World War II rages across Europe, the Allied forces issue a call to arms for the greatest heroines the world has ever known--The Bombshells: Batwoman, Wonder Woman, Mera & two knockout ladies from Russia!!
Item Code: DCB01
$16.99 $14.99
Publisher DC
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 144pg
Color Full Color
We have 13 items now devoted to the hip new DC Bombshells, from playing cards to tapestry blankets to statues. See our website.
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Mature Readers

Now on Sale - Three items this week, all on sale--sort of.

VANESSA DEL RIO Fifty Years of Slighly Slutty Behavior Hardcover with DVD is a new low-priced edition of a $70 Taschen book from some time back. And it includes a DVD. Explicit stuff there, she was a porn star with a reputation that she enjoyed her work!

And we have two new sale-priced items. The Jade Door is as classy as the Vanessa book is not. It's nicely drawn, a modern take on Japanese erotica. We've always liked it, and have carried it ever since it was first published. Second up we have Body by Taylor: Girls and Other Musings, a collection of voluptuous, ethnic ladies sometimes surprisingly serious, but more often slightly cartoonish, sexy ladies with lots of curves.

Nude Photography  |  Erotic Art   |  Erotic Films: DVDs  |  Adult Graphic Novels  |  All Pin-Up & Adult

 

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Aliens, Monsters, and Madmen: The Art of EC Comics

This is a WONDERFUL exhibit of original EC artwork, open through July 10th at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon. Anne and I spent several hours there in mid-May, and we loved it. And Anne's not even that much of a comics fan! There is something for everyone there, with excellent essays accompanying the exhibited material. You will find the largest display ever of EC Original Art. There are many complete stories on display, classics like "Food for Thought" by Williamson and Krenkel, and "Judgement Day," the story about bigotry by Joe Orlando.

There are EC covers by Frank Frazetta (Weird Science Fantasy #29), Al Williamson & Frazetta (Weird Science #21), Al Feldstein, George Evans, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis...you name the artist, they are represented. And cover roughs and page roughs by Kurtzman and others.

A complete sub-section looks at Mad, with several complete stories and rare early cover art. There's also the original artwork for the EC Fan-Addict Membership Card, which I'd never seen before; 1950s cartoon portraits of the EC artists by Marie Severin, a running video of the 1950s comics witchhunt and Bill Gaines. It's well worth a trip to see. Artwork is on loan from Heritage Auctions, Grant Geissman, Roger Price, Glenn Bray and Robert L. Reiner.

The University of Oregon offers Comic Studies programs and a minor in comics/graphic novels.

There is a one-hour panel discussion with several of above-mentioned collectors, along with curator, English Department Professor Ben Saunders. We can all thank him for this amazing exhibit. See it on YouTube.

And here is a link to the Museum Site. Besides more details, you can order all of the show flyers (about six) and an original poster, which are all pretty cool. At the show the poster is $10 and the other flyers and smaller posters are free.

Diamond Items Next Week

Although most of our material comes direct from publishers, some like Marvel, DC and IDW titles come from Diamond Distributors. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, this week's order didn't make it in time for this Newsletter but they are in stock now as I wrap up this email. They'll be formally announced here next week.

SHANG-CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS 1 Hardcover [SHAN01H]

INCREDIBLE HULK HERB TRIMPE ARTIST SELECT Deluxe [IHHASD]

VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVE 14 Hardcover [VAM14H]

WONDER WOMAN 77 1 Softcover [WWSP01]

DAWN & VAMPIRELLA Hardcover [DAWVH]


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