Thursday, November 17, 2016

Brian Stelfreeze, Pinxit by Mark Ryden, Peanuts, Uncle Scrooge, Mickey Mouse, Dejah Thoris statue, New on Sale, Images Magazine, Everett Raymond Kinstler

This week: Handsome new coffee table editions on comics cover artist Brian Stelfreeze, and a new edition of the long-unavailable Pinxit by Mark Ryden. Slipcased sets for Peanuts Sundays AND dailies, Don Rosa’s Uncle Scrooge, and Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse. The eagerly awaited Frank Cho Dejah Thoris statue. Seven carefully selected new Closeouts. And an exclusive closeout sale on Images Magazine and the Everett Raymond Kinstler art book. Download our brand new catalog below!

Art Books  |  New Collections & Slipcased Sets   |  Archives & Graphic Novels
Frank Cho’s Dejah Thoris  |  New Sale Items   |  Coming in December
Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index
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Art Books


Recommended. With never-before-seen sketches, fan favorite classic pieces, and essays and commentary from contemporaries, collaborators, and Stelfreeze himself, readers and fans get an unprecedented look at how favorite characters and adventures were born. Stelfreeze is a painter, penciller, and comic book artist who has worked for nearly every major comic book publisher. Primarily known as a cover artist, painting more than fifty covers for DC's Shadow of the Bat, he's also produced a significant amount of sequential work, including BOOM! Studios' Day Men, and Matador for Wildstorm. Boom! Studios, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: SABSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x12, 192pg, Full Color
$49.99 $42.50


Pinxit, whose title refers to the Latin term meaning “painted by,” is organized by the themes of Ryden's major exhibitions—The Meat Show, Bunnies & Bees, The Tree Show, and so on—and includes collected essays by Yoshitomo Nara, Carlo McCormick, and others, and a new essay by culture critic Kristine McKenna. This sweeping retrospective brings together nearly two decade's worth of Mark Ryden's paintings and works on paper, broadening the horizons of his uncanny universe and bringing it to the world, one page at a time. Taschen, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: MRPIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 368pg, Full Color


Highly Recommended. By Alastair Duncan. A superb coffee table book packed with rare Deco work in three categories: the first features work by avant-garde sculptors (Csaky, Chiparus, Hagenauer, Janniot, Manship, Pompon, and others); the second shows commercial sculpture, comprising mainly large-edition statuary, commissioned by éditeurs d'art and foundries from sculptors as decorative works for the burgeoning 1920s domestic market, from statuettes to book ends; the third category covers architectural and monumental sculpture from around the world, with both contemporary and vintage photographs of astonishing works. Thames & Hudson, 2016. Due Jan. ...More.

Item Code: ARDEH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 408pg, Full Color
$120.00 $105.00


GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2016 Photo Shoot Edition Mirka Andolfo Cover
By Elias Chatzoudis, Dawn McTeigue, David Nakayanam, Mike Debalfo, Alfredo Reyes, R.B. White et al. All of your favorite Grimm universe heroines and villainesses are here wearing the season's hottest fashions, or nearly nothing at all. Some of the industry's top artists contribute gorgeous photo shoot pinups of the most popular female characters in the Grimm Universe. Also includes a never-before-published 8-page Robyn Hood story, where she meets Madame Medusa, written by Dave Franchini and drawn by Butch Mapa. The rest of the book is steamy, full-page portraits of of voluptuous Zenescope ladies. No fulll nudity. Zenescope, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GFT16P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 48pg, Full Color

See all our collections from Zenescope online.


New Collections & Slipcased Sets

WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 10 Planet of the Faceless Foes
Daily Strips, 1948-51. Recommended. By Floyd Gottfredson. Gottfredson's colorful characters become astronauts as Mickey and Eega Beeva find “Be-Junior,” a planet beyond the moon! And they meet the lovely but faceless Woo-Woo in a very surreal sequence. Back on Earth, modern relatives of Cinderella's Gus and Jaq need Mickey's help in “Mousepotamia”... and Pegleg Pete has become an Iron Curtain spy! Plus "The Land Beneath the Sea," "Planet of the Aints," and "Tzig-Tzag Fever" complete stories and all kinds of bonus features and art, vintage and from Europe. Fantagraphics, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: WLT10H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x9, 296pg, b&w
$35.00 $29.99

WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 9 & 10 Collector's Box Set
Daily Strips, 1946-51. Highly Recommended. By Floyd Gottfredson. Save on a two-volume set in a slipcase. Volume 9: Mickey and the space and time traveling alien Eega team up to save Mouseton from the Rhyming Man... a poetic master spy with an arsenal of chemical weapons! And more stories, plus all kinds of cool additional material, profusely illustrated Afterword with storyboards, pencilled art, international all-original covers of various Mickey Mouse magazines, and a complete full-color story with Eega, "Lost in the Microcosmos," from the Italian Mickey magazine Topolino from 1957. Fantagraphics, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: WLT05HP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 544pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $41.99

All previous volumes are available, including two on sale.


WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE and DONALD DUCK Volume 6 The Universal Solvent
The Don Rosa Library 6. Recommended. By Don Rosa. Uncle Scrooge accidentally digs a tunnel to the center of the earth in the latest collection of the world-famous Duck stories, and risks destroying the world in the sixth complete, chronological book of Duck adventures by Don Rosa! Plus here are "Hearts of the Yukon" (an untold tale of Scrooge, Glittering Goldie, and the Klondike Mounted Police), "The Lost Charts of Columbus" (featuring the evil Azure Blue), and the Beagle Boys face bug-size battlers in "The Incredible Shrinking Tightwad!" Plus 50 pages of Bonus Features! Fantagraphics, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: WDU06H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 208pg, Full Color
$29.99 $24.99


Signed bookplate! The Don Rosa Library Set. Highly Recommended. By Don Rosa. Volume 5: More new stories about "The Richest Duck in the World," as the brilliant Don Rosa carries on--and fills in the gaps--for Carl Barks' Uncle Scrooge. Scrooge's youth as a Klondike Gold Rush participant begins this, and then Scrooge halts the invasion of Fort Duckburg, teams up with the Junior Woodchucks to hunt down the legendary Library of Alexandria, is the Billionaire of Dismal Downs, travels to Lillehammer, is the Empire-builder from Calisota, and complete stories just in volume 6! Fantagraphics, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: WDU03HP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 376pg, Full Color

See the website for more by Don Rosa, as well as the original Carl Barks Scrooge.

Color Sunday Pages, 1966-70. Recommended. By Charles M. Schulz. Since their original publication, Peanuts Sundays have almost always been collected and reprinted in black and white. But many who read Peanuts in their original Sunday papers remain fond of the striking coloring, which makes for a surprisingly different reading experience.The late 1960s strips in our latest volume depict Schulz at his philosophical and illustrative peak in one gorgeous, full-color coffee table book. Snoopy battles the Red Baron and plays baseball, makes friends with birds and generally steals the show here! Fantagraphics, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: PES04H
Hard Cover, 13x10, 288pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Set includes volumes 3 & 4, 1961-65 and 1966-70. Recommended. By Charles Schulz. Since their original publication, Peanuts Sundays have almost always been collected and reprinted in black and white. But many who read Peanuts in their original Sunday papers remain fond of the striking coloring, which makes for a surprisingly different reading experience.The late 1960s strips in our latest volume depict Schulz at his philosophical and illustrative peak in one gorgeous, full-color coffee table book.  Fantagraphics, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: PES02HP
Hard Cover, 10x13, 576pg, Full Color
$75.00 $59.95

THE COMPLETE PEANUTS Volume 25 & 26 Slipcase Set 1999-2000
Recommended. By Charles Schulz. This boxed set collects the final two volumes of one of the world's most popular newspaper comic strips, in a slipcase at a bargain price. The first Peanuts daily appeared October 2, 1950; the first Sunday, January 6, 1952. Diagnosed with cancer, Schulz retired from Peanuts at the end of 1999. He died on February 13, 2000, the day before his last strip was published--having completed 17,897 daily and Sunday strips, each and every one fully written, drawn, and lettered entirely by his own hand--an unmatched achievement in comics. Fantagraphics, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: COM13HP
Hard Cover, 9x7, 688pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

See our website for previous volumes and more Peanuts, plus bios and tributes to Charles Schulz.


Archives & Graphic Novels


Avengers #21-40, 1965-67. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee and Roy Thomas. Art by Don Heck, Wally Wood, John Romita et al. When Stan Lee turned the super-hero world on its head replacing Avengers founders Iron Man, Thor, Giant-Man and the Wasp with a trio of former super villains, readers thought he'd gone mad. As it turned out the only thing crazy was how insanely exciting the line-up of Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch would become! The hits continued with the first appearance of the Collector, the Swordsman and the Sons of the Serpent, the Black Widow's Avengers debut and Giant-Man's transformation into Goliath. Marvel, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: AVE02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99


SUPERMAN The Coming of the Supermen
Collects The Coming of the Supermen #1-6, 2016. Recommended. By Neal Adams. All new 2016 work by Neal Adams. With a cosmic, deep space story that takes place in the not-so-distant future, co-starring Lois Lane and the New Gods creations of Jack Kirby. A mysterious ship, and everything Superman thought he knew is turned upside down. This ship's crew are no ordinary aliens. They are—or appear to be—Kryptonians, wearing the S-shield of Superman's own bloodline. And they're here to help...or so they say. And the minions of Darkseid have returned, bringing terror to our planet once again...and their evil overlord has plans that even the malevolent mastermind Lex Luthor can't counter. DC, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: SUPCMH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 200pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99


Frank Cho’s Dejah Thoris


Limited to 600 hand-numbered copies. Recommended. Frank Cho, sculptor Jason Smith and the team at the Brewing Factory poured over the very finest illustrations of Dejah Thoris from Dynamite's Warlord of Mars comics to find just the right inspiration, resulting in this gorgeous statue. It measures a tall 12 inches high (to the tip of her sword) and 4.5 inches deep, with a 6 inch base. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain with good details on her jewelry, sword handle, gun and costume. Individually numbered on the Certificate of Authenticity and on the statue itself, from just  600 on this regular edition. Variant editions will be available. Dynamite, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: WODDT
12" tall, Full Color


New Sale Items

We'll have a big Cyber Monday Sale email for you on November 28, with 80 new sale items. BUT...I've dropped prices on many more items—and with just 2, 3 or 4 copies of many, it's too few to include there. See our website right now for all these. Click on “Closeouts” under each category (Artists & Illustrated, Comics Related, Pulps & Fiction, etc).

Also check out these series books, many of which are newly on sale: Bettie Page in Danger, selected Cavewoman, selected Classics Illustrated, Econo-Fold Book Covers, Lone Wolf & Cub, Peanuts, and The Whisperer and other pulp reprints.

Look for the “Almost Gone” message--these are the ones that we have the least quantity on.

Here's several more titles I just reduced, too late for the Cyber Monday Sale. VERY small quantities of each at this price:

Closeout Price! Enormous, massive 300 pages!! Highly Recommended. By Frank Miller. Graphitti Designs proudly presents their new Artist Archives series. Here is the story and art that forever changed the world of graphic storytelling. Miller's evolutionary stepping-stone between Daredevil and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns comes alive in this oversize format, the same size as the original artwork and reproduced to show every correction and nuance. DC, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: FMRH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 13x20, 328pg, Full Color
$195.00 $145.00

SANDMAN Gallery Edition
Recommended. By Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, P. Craig Russell, Jeffrey Jones et al. The original art that brought to comics life the writings of Neil Gaiman. A massive 272-pages--nearly 12 pounds--perhaps the largest Artist's Edition to date. Artwork by Sam Kieth from The Sandman #1, P. Craig Russell's The Dream Hunters, pages from The Sandman #2-75, and the six-page story Death: A Winter's Tale by Jeff Jones! DC, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: SANMGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 13x20, 272pg, b&w
$175.00 $139.00

The King's finest covers, splash pages and special projects. Recommended. By John Rhett Thomas. Art by Jack Kirby. Jack Kirby earned the nickname "King" over 50 plus years in comics, from co-creating Captain America to the Fantastic Four to Devil Dinosaur. In addition, Jack's explosive layouts, high drama and fantastic imagination helped evolve the art form in ways few others can claim. Now, in essays and commentary, this deluxe, oversized volume examines the comics, the influence and the times of Kirby. Marvel, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: MALEGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x12, 240pg, Full Color
$49.99 $32.50

Closeout Price! With John Severin, Dick Ayers, & Sal Buscema. Herb Trimpe was one of the go-to artists working at the beginning of The Marvel Age of Comics in the 1960s and 1970s. His extended run on The Incredible Hulk, beginning when the Hulk still shared Tales to Astonish with Ant-Man/Giant-Man, is a high point for many fans, with masterful inks by John Severin and others. Five complete stories plus 17 covers and three pages of unpublished doodles. IDW, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: HTIAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
$125.00 $89.00

Closeout Price! Signed & inscribed bookplate! 1959-60. Highly Recommended. By Jacky Mendelsohn. Foreword by Mort Walker. The complete run of the hysterically funny and whimsical strip by Jack Mendelsohn, of life from a nine-year-old's point of view--and art to match. Jack moved on and was soon writing for Carol Burnett, Bill Cosby, Mad magazine, and the Beatles movie Yellow Submarine! Includes a fascinating behind-the-scenes intro by Jack, a heartfelt foreword by Beetle Bailey's Mort Walker and by Mama's Mel Lazarus. Each bookplate is not only signed but personally inscribed. IDW, 2013. ...More.

Item Code: JACDHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x9, 192pg, Full Color
$39.99 $29.99

THE FLASH The Silver Age Volume 1
Closeout Price! Collects Showcase #4, 8, 13-14, Flash #105-116, 1956-60. Highly Recommended. By Robert Kanigher and John Broome. Art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert et al. The earliest adventures of the Flash—police scientist Barry Allen--that kicked off the beginning of the Silver Age and became one of DC's most successful--and enjoyable--titles. Wonderful stories, superlative artwork, and today some of the most expensive issues of the period--those Showcase issues are rare! The origin of the Flash and the introductions of the first of his “Rogues Gallery” of super-villains—including Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd and Weather Wizard, the Pied Piper, Mirror Master and Mr. Element. DC, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: FSA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 432pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

Collects four complete albums. Recommended. By Serge Le Tendre. Art by Régis Loisel. The world of Akbar is in grave danger; Ramor, the cursed god, is about to be set free and spread unending chaos! The witch Mara can bind him to his prison but she needs something special to do so...the legendary Time Bird. She charges her daughter, Roxanna, with enlisting the help of the aging warrior Bragon, and together they set out on a quest to save the world! Titan, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: QUETH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 232pg, Full Color
$39.99 $21.99


Coming in December

WINSOR MCCAY LITTLE NEMO A Life of Imaginative Genius
Meet Little Nemo, the greatest dream voyager of the 20th century. The master creation of Winsor McCay (1869-1934), Nemo dream worlds inspired generations of artists with his weekly adventures from bed to Slumberland, a realm of colorful companions, psychedelic scenery, and thrilling escapades. Creator Winsor McCay was a founding figure in the newspaper Sunday Page, and a pioneer in the infancy of film animation. He set standards for panel layout and storytelling technique, timing and pacing, and architectural and other detail. Taschen, 2016. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: WIMLLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 13x17, 360pg, Full Color
$69.99 $59.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY by Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 1 Omnibus
Blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis takes on Marvel's misfit movie stars! Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot assemble alongside the Avengers to thwart Thanos' latest scheme -- and they'll take Iron Man back out to space with them! They'll face the wrath of the Badoon, Peter Quill's father and -- once again -- the infinite threat of the Mad Titan! But can anything prepare them for Angela? The Guardians will add new recruits and fight alongside the X-Men, but which team members will end up star-crossed lovers? Marvel, 2016. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: GUOM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 1168pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

SUPERMAN The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 3
Highly Recommended. By Jerry Siegel and Jerry Shuster. Wonderful 1940s vintage stories from Action Comics #48-65, Superman #16-24 and World's Finest Comics #6-10. The Man of Steel never rests! From the offices of the Daily Planet to the ends of the Earth, Superman is there to face such varied villains as the Prankster, Toyman, the Golden Age Metallo and the Puzzler. From the solitude of his private mountain retreat to the airless chill of outer space, no location is too remote to evade Superman's celebrated mission to thwart evil wherever it may appear. Includes those great wartime covers, now highly collectible. DC, 2016. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: SG03H
Hard Cover, 6x8, 720pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

By Mark Waid. IDW Publishing launched the very first Artist's Edition in 2010. It was a bold concept that to date has garnered five consecutive Eisner Awards in the category of Best Archival Project. With the release of Chris Samnee's Daredevil Artist's Edition, IDW continues to stay ahead of the pack by featuring not one, not two, but THREE versions of Samnee's gorgeous original art in this TWO book set. First, a hardcover featuring Daredevil #23-27 complete. Second a horizontal softcover printing all Mark Waid's scripts with Samnee's thumbnail breakdowns ON the script pages themselves. IDW, 2016. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: CSDAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 220pg, b&w

Limited, 3,000! Sculpted by Clayburn Moore. On the TV classic Batman: The Animated Series, Harley Quinn played dress-up almost as often as she wore her now-iconic jumpsuit. And this all-new 12-inch resin statue depicts one of her most memorable clothing swaps -- a nurse's disguise! Nurse Harley blows a kiss to her next patient while wearing a short white mini-dress and standing on a logo disk base. This statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color window box. Diamond Select Toys, 2016. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: BANHQ
12" tall, Full Color

Designed by Adam Hughes. Sculpted by Jack Mathews. Wonder Woman takes her lasso in hand in this new Designer Series statue envisioned by Eisner Award-winning artist Adam Hughes, whose work has appeared on so many issues of Wonder Woman. DC, 2016. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: DCDWW
12" tall, Full Color


Mature Readers

Back in print is the sold-out Fresh Natural Girls, now called Best of Fresh Natural Girls. If you missed it the first time around, here are the amazing nude photographs that sparked a series of books highlighting gorgeous European girls in unusual outdoor settings.

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


News and Notes


Due to their move and then the publisher not responding to our reorders, we had to cancel customer orders for several items from Canton Street Press. Finally these are back in stock:

Original Ghost Rider (now half price)

Is This Tomorrow?

Moon Girl #1 and 3

Teenage Romances #14

JVJ Publishing & Images Magazine Sale

Our annual Cyber Monday Sale, coming to you by email on November 28th, will lead off with an exclusive offer I’m pretty excited about, featuring Images Magazine and Everett Raymond Kinstler: An Artist’s Journey through Popular Culture 1942-62. These were published by JVJ Publishing, which is Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Jim is my long-time friend and was also my partner, for 18 years, in Bud Plant Illustrated Books.

Jim is moving to Paris, so he needs to deal with his back issues. Images #1-5 have long been sold out, but we worked out a real deal on the other issues—formerly $20, $25 and $30 each, they are all now just $9.95 each, including the three Black & White Images Annuals.

If that isn’t enough for you, the Deluxe Signed & Limited edition of the Everett Raymond Kinstler book, published at $95, is now just $30. The hardcover, once $45, is just $15! All these have my highest recommendation, even more so at these new prices.

These are all discounted and available right now if you want to get a jump on the sale.



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