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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Walt Kelly’s Fables, Dawn/Vampirella, Mizuki’s Kitaro, Lady Justice 2, Capt. Marvel, Wonder Woman ‘77, Classics Illustrated, Russ Heath “Yellow Heat,” Silver Age Supergirl Omnibus

A big week for Graphic Novels—I Am Legion by John Cassaday looks good, the Dawn/Vampirella cross-over, Wonder Woman ’77 gets collected, Batman and a new Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice. In archives: pre-Pogo Walt Kelly, Silver Age Supergirl Omnibus, plus Russ Heath gets an Artist’s Edition, Kitaro, and Doc Savage.

If you don’t yet have our new catalog—Alex Raymond cover—download it here or ask for a free copy.

Don’t miss our brand new Spring Clearance sale, you can see it all HERE and only a few titles have sold out. Act now--a print version of this is just mailing out as I write this, as part of our bi-weekly printed newsletter. This will sell out more titles. For all of our sale items, see our website for Closeouts under each main category.

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Graphic Novels

 


I AM LEGION -- Recommended. By Fabien Nury. Art by John Cassaday. A supernatural take on World War II espionage featuring a girl with the ability to possess other bodies. Outstanding art by the talented John Cassaday. Europe, December 1942. The global conflict has reached a fever pitch. The Nazis are at the height of their power. Now the destinies of several men will cross through a project code named "Legion," a series of horrific tests that a young Romanian girl with apparent supernatural abilities must undergo. Her "skills," if fully exploited by the Nazis, would give them unimaginable power....More.

Item Code: IAML
$19.95 $17.95
Publisher Humanoids
Publish Date 2011
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 184pg
Color Full Color
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DAWN & VAMPIRELLA -- Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Collects Dawn/Vampirella #1-5 and 15 pages of extra art & features, all by Joseph Michael Linsner, the celebrated creator of Dawn. He writes and illustrates the first-ever crossover event for his pin-up goddess, teaming her with -- and pitting her against -- horror icon Vampirella! When the silver-tongued demon Masodik kidnaps these beautiful, powerful women, he demands that the two engage in a catfight. But the ladies suggest combat in a more sophisticated way: a storytelling contest! Plus new introduction by Linsner.....More.

Item Code: DAWVH
$24.99
Publisher Dynamite
Publish Date 2015
Binding Hard Cover -
No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 144pg
Color Full Color
 

ALSO AVAILABLE

DAWN 2015 Sketchbook Signed -- Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Joseph M. Linsner is the creator, writer and artist of DAWN, a fantasy comic book in print since 1989. He has won numerous awards and his work has been translated into 6 languages. Here once again is his annual collection of new work, some of it commissions, featuring a surprising number of full nudes of Dawn, Batgirl, Mary Jane, Power Girl, Jean Grey, Vampirella and Elvira. Mature Readers.
Item Code: DAW15S
$20.00
Publisher Linsner
Publish Date 2015
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 5x8
# Pages 32pg
Color b&w
See our website for more Dawn sketchbooks and statues. Nearly gone is the 2011 Dawn Calendar [DAWN11. $11.95, your price $1.99].
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CAPTAIN MARVEL EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HERO Volume 1 -- Collects #1-12, 2012-13. Recommended. By Kelly Sue Deconnick, Chris Sebela. Art by Dexter Soy, Emma Rios, Felipe Amdrade. Carol Danvers has a new codename and is determined to prove herself the best of the best! She's forging a new future for herself as Captain Marvel, but finds that she still can't walk away from a challenge from her past! It's a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron debut -- but who are the Prowlers, and where has Carol seen them before? Witness her in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history! Intriguing story, handsome artwork, appearances from Captain America. Offbeat and different...More.

Item Code: CME01
$29.99 $25.99
Publisher Marvel
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x11
# Pages 264
Color Full Color
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SHERLOCK HOLMES DOMINO LADY -- By Nancy Holder, Bobby Nash. Art by Reno Maniquis, Mike Fyles. This contains a brand new Domino Lady comic story, a brand new Holmes/Domino illustrated prose story, a Holmes/Domino Lady prose story with NEW illustrations, and collects Sherlock Holmes/Domino Lady issues #1 & 2, & The Holmes Holiday Special story! About half comics, half prose. Nancy Holder is the nationally bestselling author of forty-two novels and two hundred science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories. She has received four Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers Association.....More.

Item Code: SHDL
$14.95
Publisher Moonstone
Publish Date 2013
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x10
# Pages 120pg
Color Partial Color
 

ALSO AVAILABLE

JUDGMENT -- By CJ Henderson, John French and Joe Gentile. Created by pulp-master CJ Henderson (Punisher, Kolchak, The Spider). Judgment leaves no loose ends and could care less what anyone else thinks! If you like your body count high, and your action outrageous, Judgment is for you! With his wits, his twin 45's, and his will of iron, he's going to hell and back. Plus a new Domino Lady tale, and a Judgment/Domino Lady/Secret Agent X team up story.
Item Code: JUDDL
$10.95
Publisher Moonstone
Publish Date 2015
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 155pg
Color Text Only
 
SHERLOCK HOLMES VS HARRY HOUDINI -- By Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery. Art by Carlos Furuzono. The world's most famous detective meets the world's most famous magician... and death ensues! Escape artist Houdini's tour comes under attack from a mysterious figure that controls the power of spirits. The goal? To destroy Houdini's career. Houdini reluctantly teams with Holmes, who is locked in a fight of his own. Can they rise above their own battles to overcome a seemingly impossible force?
Item Code: SHVHH
$19.99 $16.99
Publisher Dynamite
Publish Date 2015
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 120pg
Color Full Color
See our website for more Domino Lady (Money Shot SC) [DLM. $11.95] and more Sherlock Holmes graphic novels, including the excellent Sherlock Holmes and the Necronomicon [SHEHNH. $17.99, your price $15.99].
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WONDER WOMAN 77 Volume 1 -- Collects #1-2, 2014-15. Recommended. By Marc Andreyko. Art by Matt Haley, Drew Johnson, Richard Ortiz et al. Amazonian Princess and Federal Agent Diana Prince—and her alter ego, the superheroine Wonder Woman—is always ready to leap into action, no matter the era. She’ll have to do battle with disco-loving Soviet spies at the swinging Studio 52, fight for her own identity after being targeted by the obsessive Doctor Psycho, and save a politician who finds himself in the literal hot seat, not to mention tangle with an enraged Solomon Grundy and her classic nemesis, Cheetah. Fun stories, excellent artwork....More.

Item Code: WWSP01
$16.99 $14.99
Publisher DC
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x10
# Pages 168pg
Color Full Color
This collects issues #1 (which is sold out) and #2 of the new series. We have #2 and also #3 in stock [WWS02, WWS03, $7.99 each].
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BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT Volume 1 -- Collects #1-12, 1992-93. By Alan Grant. Art by Tim Sale, Norm Breyfogle et al. Batman isn’t the only masked crusader in town—and Arkham Asylum has many, many cells beyond those detaining the Penguin, the Joker, and Poison Ivy. And now he's been committed! But this is not the dark, dismal Arkham Asylum of old—this modern Arkham is run by the son of the original founder, Jeremiah Arkham. He is determined to improve on his father’s methods, and in doing so walks perilously close to the abyss of madness himself....More.

Item Code: BATSB01
$24.99 $21.99
Publisher DC
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 320
Color Full Color
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NEIL GAIMAN'S LADY JUSTICE Volume 2 -- Recommended. By C. J. Henderson, Dan Brereton et al. Art by Paul Abrams, Mike Harris et al. Completing the collected adventures of Gaiman's classic heroine. Excellent stand-alone stories feature women wronged who are seeking the ultimate revenge, each one now empowered by the spirit of Lady Justice. In "Control Freak," Brigitte Diamond goes after the man who taught her to be an assassin--her lover! "Woman About Town" features two ex-cons who will pay a price to the new Lady Justice. Plus: "Slow Death," "Disliked and Feared," and the origin of Lady Justice is revealed in "The Highest Bidder."....More.

Item Code: NGLJ02
$14.99
Publisher Super Genius
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 232pg
Color Full Color
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NEIL GAIMAN'S LADY JUSTICE Volume 2 Hardcover -- Recommended. By C. J. Henderson, Dan Brereton et al. Art by Paul Abrams, Mike Harris et al. Pretty darned violent and sexy too, as these ladies have some real justice to mete to all-too-deserving bad folk. It's very satisfying as no one is beating around the bush here, it's an eye for an eye! Includes great covers by Dan Brereton, good solid artwork by five fine artists, including Paul Abrams and Mike Harris and inking by nine inkers including Andrew Pepoy and Mark Heike. The noted writer/artist Bruce Jones is here as one of the four writers!....More.

Item Code: NGLJ02H
$24.99 $21.99
Publisher Super Genius
Publish Date 2016
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 232pg
Color Full Color
 

ALSO AVAILABLE

NEIL GAIMAN'S LADY JUSTICE Volume 1 Softcover -- Closeout Price! Collects #1-11, 1995-96. Recommended. By C. J. Henderson and Wendi Lee. Art by Wendi Lee, Michael Netzer, Dan Brereton et al. From the mind of New York Times best-selling and Eisner Award-winning author Neil Gaiman, Lady Justice is the living embodiment of justice. She's a spirit who takes over the mind and body of beautiful but abused women, different in each story, and makes them judge, jury and executioner against crime and injustice. Violent, sexy, and well drawn.
Item Code: NGLJ01
$14.99 $8.99
Publisher Super Genius
Publish Date 2015
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 272pg
Color Full Color

This is also on sale in hardcover [NGLJ01H. $24.99, your price $14.99].

See our website for Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero, same format as Lady Justice: Hardcover [NGMH01H. $24.99, your price $21.99] and softcover [NGMH01. $14.99] and much more by Gaiman.

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Comic Book Archives

 


WALT KELLY'S FABLES AND FUNNIES -- Dell Comics Stories, 1942-49. Highly Recommended. By Walt Kelly. Compiled by David W. Tosh. Expanding on the earlier volume Walt Kelly's Fairy Tales, this goes beyond the one Dell title Fairy Tale Parade to include a wide swath of Kelly's wonderful pre-Pogo kid's comic stories. Here are carefully selected and rarely seen works that originally appeared in issues of Dell Comics’  Animal Comics, Four Color specials like Christmas With and Easter With Mother Goose, Our Gang with Tom and Jerry, Raggedy Ann and Andy, March of Comics #3 and Santa Claus Funnies...More.

Item Code: WKFFH
$49.99 $39.99
Publisher Dark Horse
Publish Date 2016
Binding Hard Cover -
No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 280
Color Full Color
 

ALSO AVAILABLE

WALT KELLY'S FAIRY TALES -- Fairy Tale Parade, 1942-46. Our Highest Recommendation. Foreword by Dean Yeagle. Introduction by Craig Yoe. Walt Kelly, Disney animator on Dumbo, Fantasia, Snow White, and Pinocchio and the creator of the Pogo comic strip, from 1942 to 1946, in 13 issues, created beautiful action-packed fairy tale comic book stories--and covers and back covers and contents pages--from his own incredible imagination and ones based on The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen classics.
Item Code: WKFAH
$39.99 $34.99
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2015
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 304pg
Color Full Color
As I mentioned in the full descriptions of Fables and Funnies, there is almost NO overlap between these two books, just one short story. Clearly this new book was designed to nicely complement the first collection. Any Kelly fan will be well-served to have both!
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SUPERGIRL SILVER AGE Omnibus Volume 1 -- Action Comics #252-307, 1959-63. Highly Recommended. By Otto Binder, Leo Dorfman and Jerry Siegel. Art by Jim Mooney and Al Plastino. I find these vintage stories charming and fun to read. This was back when Superman was still keeping Supergirl a secret--she had to hide her very existence from the world while also doing super-heroic deeds, much like Superboy did in the early seasons of Smallville. Superman creator Jerry Siegel worked on these, along with the talented Otto Binder and they are quintessential Silver Age stories, fun, innocent, each one complete in itself. These are all backup stories from the back pages of Action Comics....More.

Item Code: SGSOM
$75.00 $65.00
Publisher DC
Publish Date 2016
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 6x8
# Pages 688pg
Color Full Color

Also available: Supergirl Volume 1: The Girl of Steel collects issues #0-10 from 2005-2006, by Jeph Loeb and Joe Kelly, with covers by Michael Turner. [SGA01. $16.99, your price $14.99].

Still in stock is the Supergirl Statue, Cover Girls of the DC Universe [CGSG. $99.99].

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KITARO The Birth of Kitaro -- 1967-68. By Shigeru Mizuki. His parents were the undead, and he was born in a graveyard! Seven of Mizuki's early, and beloved, Kitaro stories, available for the first time in English, in an all-new, kid-friendly format. These stories are from the golden era of the late 1960s, when this hit its stride as an all-ages supernatural series. Here's the origin and adventures of a funny little kid, with a giant eye, who hangs out with ghosts, spirits and monsters. From the creator of Showa: A History of Japan and Shigeru Muzuki's Hitler....More.

Item Code: KITB
$12.95
Publisher Drawn & Quarterly
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 5x7
# Pages 200pg
Color b&w
See our website for Mizuki’s wonderful Showa: A History of Japan. Volume 1 covers his life 1926-1939, Volume 2 1939-1944, Volume 3 1944-1953, and volume 4 1953-1989.  [SHHJ  etc. $24.95, your price $21.95 each] and his newest collection, Mizuki’s Hitler [HITLE. $24.95, your price $21.95]. I recommend each and every one of these. Mizuki died in late 2015 at the age of 93.
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INCREDIBLE HULK Herb Trimpe Artist Select Deluxe -- Numbered, 999! By Stan Lee et al. Art by Herb Trimpe. A new "Artist's Select Series" limited deluxe edition from Marvel. This oversized hardcover celebrates the late, legendary Herb Trimpe's time on The Incredible Hulk with a carefully-chosen selection of Trimpe's most impactful issues--17 stories, 400 pages. Includes Incredible Hulk #181, the first appearance of Wolverine. Slip-cased and hand-numbered. Due to the untimely passing of the artist, Herb Trimpe was only able to sign 680 copies--please inquire whether available copies are signed or unsigned.....More.

Item Code: IHHASD
$169.00
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2016
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 9x13
# Pages 396pg
Color Full Color
As noted in the description, Trimpe passed away before signing the entire run. As I write this we have ONE copy in stock that is signed by him, and two more copies on order—but we don’t know if these will be signed or just numbered. If you ONLY want a signed copy, please call and verify we have one for you.
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INCREDIBLE HULK EPIC COLLECTION Volume 1 -- Incredible Hulk #1-6, Fantastic Four #12, 25-26, Avengers #1-3, 5 et al, 1962-65. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Dick Ayers. Dr. Bruce Banner was once a mild-mannered scientist, before he became the unstoppable engine of destruction known as the Hulk! Lee and Kirby's atomic update on the Jekyll/Hyde character, mixed giant monsters with Cold War intrigue and psychological drama. Here's a fat collection of ALL the Hulk's first appearances, in chronological order, also including Spider-Man #14, Tales to Astonish #59 (his restart series) and Journey Into Mystery #112 (with Thor).....More.

Item Code: IHE01
$34.99 $29.99
Publisher Marvel
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 392
Color Full Color
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VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES Volume 14 -- Collects #97-103, 1980-82. Recommended. By Archie Goodwin, Bruce Jones et al. Art by Auraleon, Anton Caravana et al. As you face Haitian Voodoo and star beasts, zombie hordes and the Blood Red Queen, you'll witness the storytelling magic of such luminaries as Jose Ortiz, Rich Margopoulos, and many others, now with more adult themes and nudity. Wonderful artwork by the invasion from Europe: Auraleon, Esteban Maroto, Gonzalo Mayo and Jose Ortiz, as well as American Scott Hampton. Plus a wealth of bonus materials, including the "Feary Tales" feature on urban legends and the monthly "Scarlet Letters" column.....More.

Item Code: VAM14H
$49.99 $42.50
Publisher Dynamite
Publish Date 2016
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 336pg
Color Partial Color
All back volumes remain available, along with more Vampi art books and graphic novels. See our website.
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Pulp, Artist’s Edition, DVD

 

DOC SAVAGE GLARE OF THE GORGON -- Recommended. By Will Murray and Lester Dent. Cover by Joe DeVito. Why did a desperate man shave his head before visiting Doc Savage headquarters, only to be struck down, his brain turned to stone? What sinister secret did his strange slaying silence? And how was a lizard-green shadow resembling Medusa branded on Doc’s office wall? The Man of Bronze pursues a grisly trail of petrified corpses to post-Prohibition Chicago, whose criminal underworld is being terrorized by a serpent-haired demon engaged in a seemingly senseless slaughter spree.....More.

Item Code: DOCGG
$24.95
Publisher Altus
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 496pg
Color Text Only
We will also have this in a deluxe hardcover edition with additional material, available shortly. Signed by Will Murray and Joe Devito. [DOCGGD. $65] See five other new Doc Savage novels by Will Murray on our website, available in the same HC and SC formats. Also see our website for back numbers of the original double-novel pulp reprints, multi-paks, and James Bama variant covers.
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RUSS HEATH'S YELLOW HEAT Artist's Edition Portfolio -- Eight full sized plates, hardcover slipcase. Recommended. By Bruce Jones. Art by Russ Heath. Russ Heath is one of the finest artists in comic book history. In a career that began more than 70 years ago, he has worked for nearly every publisher. This Artist's Edition Portfolio prints one of Heath's most beautiful and notorious stories, "Yellow Heat!" entirely from the original artwork. Originally published in Vampirella #58 in 1977, "Yellow Heat" has been called Heath's greatest work. It is reproduced here meticulously scanned from the original art, and collected in a hardcover portfolio case. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: RHYAE
$40.00
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2016
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 12x17
# Pages 8 prints
Color b&w
 

ALSO AVAILABLE

SHADOW 1941 Hitler's Astrologer 25th Anniversary Edition -- Almost Gone! Highly Recommended. By Dennis O'Neil. Art by Michael William Kaluta and Russ Heath. One of the best writers in comics and two of the finest artists--together on a very special project. Re-Mastered and available for the first time in over two decades! On Easter Sunday of April 1941, a young woman pushes through the Manhattan crowds, racing for her life. It's a chase that will lead all the way to Berlin, the dark heart of the Nazi regime. Like marionettes dangling from invisible hands, neither Allies nor Axis agents can tell if they are the puppeteers... or the dolls whose strings get cut.
Item Code: SHADOWHC
$19.99 $17.99
Publisher Dynamite
Publish Date 2014
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 64pg
Color Full Color
We have several more titles with Russ’ work, including the upcoming DC War Artist’s Edition, due this month [BDWAEH. $125] and the excellent Comic Book Creator issue about Russ [CBCR04. $8.95]. See our website for more.
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ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL -- Recommended. Starring Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., Louise Currie and William Benedict. Long considered among the best, if not the best, superhero serial. 12 episodes present a realistic Captain Marvel, very well played the veteran actor Tom Tyler, who was also a famous star of many westerns. Here's CM's origin and a fun modern adventure. Young Billy Batson is given the ability to change himself into the super-powered Captain Marvel by the wizard Shazam. Finding the Golden Scorpion idol, scientists realize it could be the most powerful weapon in the world. Captain Marvel wages a battle to stop this.....More.

Item Code: ADCM
$19.95
Publisher Cheezy Flicks Entertainment
Publish Date 2016
Color b&w
Format DVD
Time 216 min
Quantity 1 disc
More Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family are on the website.
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COMICS REVUE PRESENTS TARZAN JUNE 2016 -- Recommended. Complete in this issue: Tarzan by John CelardoRick O'Shay by Stan Lynde (from 1974), Sir Bagby by R&D Hackney (1961), The Phantom by Falk and Wilson McCoy (1951), and Krazy Kat by Herriman (1935); the full episodes make up half this issue. Plus eleven more serials, include 8 pages in full color: Flash Gordon from 1968 by Mac RaboyGasoline Alley by Dick MooresTarzan by Russ Manning; and Alley Oop by V. T. Hamlin.....More.

Item Code: CR0616
$19.95
Publisher Manuscript
Publish Date 2016
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 8x10
# Pages 128pg
Color Partial Color
All back issues, four others, are available since we began handling this with the Oct/Nov 2015 issue.
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Classics IIlustrated Back in Stock

Classics have been continually popular for us. Publisher Jack Lake’s editions have always been top notch, including the long, highly detailed new introductions in each one by William Jones, who wrote Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History. Here are four of the very best issues that we first handled back in 2008 and have not offered in several years. We’ll bring back more if these prove popular.
 


CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #161 Cleopatra -- Back in Stock. Recommended. By H. Rider Haggard. Art by Norman Nodel. The epic tale of Egyptian queen Cleopatra comes to life in this great, educational comic book! From her affairs with Octavius and Marc Antony to her eventual suicide when Roman soldiers stormed her palace, this tells her amazing story with great artwork and historically accurate episodes. A must for fans of Egyptology and classic comic action...More.

Item Code: CI161
$9.99
Publisher Jack Lake
Publish Date 2011
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 48pg
Color Full Color
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CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #49 Alice In Wonderland -- Back in Stock Highly Recommended. By Lewis Carroll. Art by Alex A. Blum. From 1948, artist Alex Blum (a regular at Fiction House and in the famous Iger Studio) draws his first of many CI titles, and here outdoes himself with a faithful and fun adaption. The cover, a new 1960 version by an unknown artist, is also one of the best. This enduring story of imagination is still wildly popular today, just celebrating its 150th year. A magical romp through lands of wondrous creatures: the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Mock Turtle and the fearsome Queen of Hearts....More.

Item Code: CI49
$9.99
Publisher Jack Lake
Publish Date 2011
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 48pg
Color Full Color
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CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #18 The Hunchback of Notre Dame -- Back in Stock Highly Recommended. By Victor Hugo. Art by Reed Crandall and George Evans. One of the best-drawn Classics ever, by EC veterans Crandall and Evans! The classic tale of persecution, love, tragedy and justice. The story opens in 1482, during the French Renaissance, the day of the Festival of Fools in Paris. Quasimodo the deformed bell ringer is introduced as the "Pope of Fools," victim of the taunts of the crowd. Esmeralda, a beautiful 16-year-old gypsy girl with a kind heart offers Quasimodo some water but then shortly after is accused of attempted murder.....More.

Item Code: CI18
$9.99
Publisher Jack Lake
Publish Date 2009
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 48pg
Color Full Color
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CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #35 The Last Days of Pompeii -- By Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. This tale of the last days of Pompeii leads the reader to the destruction of the city of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The characters (especially Glaucus, a Greek subordinated by Rome) experience the decadent culture of 1st century Rome and the interspersing of old culture with the changes of the time. This action-packed edition features artwork by comics legends Jack Kirby and Dick Ayer....More.

Item Code: CI35
$9.99
Publisher Jack Lake
Publish Date 2011
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 48pg
Color Full Color

Don’t miss these two sale-priced Classics just announced last week:

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, with art by Lou Cameron, special hardcover edition. [CI124H. $14.99, your price $7.99]

The Rough Rider (Teddy Roosevelt) art by George Evans, special 96-page issue. [CI141. $14.99, your price $8.99]

We also carry Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History [CLAIH. $55.00$49.95]. And see our website for all our Classics Illustrated.


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Coming in July

 

DC COMICS RAVEN BISHOUJO Statue --1/7 scale. Kotobukiya turns to DC Comics for its next Bishoujo statue: Raven, ready for action as she floats in the air, hands outstretched and cloak swirling around her. Based on a new character interpretation by master illustrator Shunya Yamashita. Due July....More.

Item Code: DCRAV
$69.99
Publisher Koto
Publish Date 2016
Coming Date July
Dimensions 9" tall

Also in the Bishoujo series:

Available now is Black Canary [BLCA. $69.99].

Also coming in June, previously announced, is Batwoman.  [BATWB. $69.99].

Coming in October is Harley Quinn; The New 52 Bishoujo [DCHQN. $74.99]. This is not yet on our website.

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Mature Readers

SIN-A-RAMA is a new expanded edition that looks at the art, and just a little of the stories, of the sleazy paperbacks of the 1950s and 1960s. It talks about the creators, both authors and artists, who include moonlighting science fiction writers like Robert Silverberg, who contributes a special article. It’s another side of Weird Love, this time not comics but paperbacks, dealing with lesbians, cults, threesomes, straying wives and husbands, hookers, and so on. First published in 2005 and again in 2008 (I imagine a second printing). It has sold out twice now and both editions did well for us while they remained available.

Also this week we have two new Peekarama double feature DVDs:

PHYSICAL ATTRACTION & CLASSICAL ROMANCE, from 1984, by Richard Mailer. a “prolific and talented,” though perpetually obscure, director who helmed nearly 100 films over his career.

HARLOT & TIJUANA BLUE DVD, two films by boundary-breaking director Howard Ziehm, whose big hit was Mona.

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

 

News and Notes

Prince Valiant 1938-39 American Epic Set

This will soon be gone--Volume 3 has become unavailable from the publisher. We have just ten sale-priced sets left [PVSCP. $300, your price $89.95]. This comprises Volumes 2 (1938) and 3 (1939). And we have three slightly damaged copies of Volume 3 that we’ll use for three last sets. These have been relisted in the latest catalog, so if you’ve been considering these, now is the time to jump on them. They’ve done VERY well for us at this extraordinary price. After the sets are gone, we will still have Volume 2 (1938) at $49.95. Volume 1 sold out many years ago.

The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Guay

I rather liked this, it was a fun read. It’s an all-ages novel of a young woman (the “black sheep” of the family) who uses her head to try and save her island from a dragon, the last of its kind, which is steadily decimating the population, both people and animals. There was an age of dragons long ago, but the last had supposedly died off. But an errant egg was waiting, buried deep in the earth. This is the story of that last lone dragon, who you also might have some sympathy for!

A search goes out for a hero, but just for a man, of course. But meanwhile it’s our young lady who’s doing the thinking and she’s going to be the make-or-break pivot in this story. Delightfully drawn in a painted format by Rebecca Guay, a frequent Spectrum  contributor. And it’s her cover on Spectrum 21! Jane Yolen is a highly respected fantasy, science fiction and children’s author of an amazing 280 books. She’s won the Nebula and World Fantasy awards amidst many more nominations. [LDRA. $12.99]

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