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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Drawing from History: The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania, Deluxe Storms at Sea by Mark Schultz, Mike Ploog's Goliath signed, Women of Marvel Treasury Edition, Star Trek Comics UK Vol 2, Comics Revue, Dian Hanson collection

Drawing from History: The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania is even better than expected—It now gets my Highest Recommendation. Advance orders were very strong. We have only 20 copies of the Deluxe Storms at Sea by Mark Schultz--this listing alone will most likely sell those out.

Mike Ploog is back with an all new all-ages picture book, Goliath, also available signed. Also new this week: Women of Marvel Treasury Edition, Star Trek Comics UK Vol 2, and a new issue of Comics Revue. And a racy new Dian Hanson collection!

Happy New Year from all of us here. Thank you very sincerely for your support all this year, from all of us here: LaDonna, Harry, Laurie, Alberta, Diane, Todd, Patty, Carolyn, Anne and Bud.

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DRAWING FROM HISTORY The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania
Limited, 1000! Our Highest Recommendation. By Lucinda Gosling. Foreword by James Gurney. This is the ultimate art book featuring one of the most talented and respected illustrators of the 20th century, but still little known outside a small group of fans. Enjoy his meticulously accurate historical drawings and paintings of antiquity, the Roman era, British history and English Kings and Queens, his book illustrations for Kipling stories, Edgar Rice Burroughs, When Worlds Collide and a major selection of his historic World War One illustrations. Tasteful nudity. Book Palace, 2016...More.

Item Code: DRFMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 340pg, Partial Color
$90.00

 
DRAWING FROM HISTORY The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania Slipcased Signed
Almost Gone! Signed & limited, 100! (60 available to public.) Our Highest Recommendation. By Lucinda Gosling. Foreword by James Gurney. This is the ultimate art book featuring one of the most talented and respected illustrators of the 20th century, but still little known to all but a small group of fans. This is the first book dedicated to showcasing Matania's incredible work. This Ultra edition is SIGNED by the author, Lucinda Gosling, SLIPCASED with gold blocked pages, comes with an additional tipped-in plate and two Matania prints not available elsewhere. Tasteful nudity. Book Palace, 2016. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: DRFMD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 342pg, Partial Color
$225.00

Only a few copies left.
 
ART OF FORTUNINO MATANIA Catalogue
Limited! Our Highest Recommendation. This 96 page book features over 250 illustrations of original art and prints. The art presented here was used in preparation of the giant art book Drawing from History: The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania. Due to space considerations, some 125 illustrations in this catalogue were omitted from the art book. In the 1930s Matania's historical adventures were a regular feature in Britannia and Eve, many with delightful nudes and amazingly realistic details--stories of kings and queens, conquerors, adventurers, famous women of history, etc. Book Palace, 2016...More.

Item Code: ARFM
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Partial Color
$30.00

 
STORMS AT SEA Deluxe Signed
Signed & numbered, 500! By Mark Schultz. This hardbound deluxe edition is limited to 500 copies. It is slightly larger size, 14x11, with a cloth spine and decorated covers with an onlaid color plate with embossed titles. Special "weathered" slipcase. Numbered and signed. This is the heavily illustrated novella that explores the border between what we want to believe is true and the reality that we'd prefer to keep concealed. From a crime-fiction framework, it opens up into a breathtaking journey through cryptic history, cautionary science-fiction and a speculative vision of the deep future. Flesk, 2016...More.

Item Code: STOSED
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x11, 80pg, b&w
$100.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
STORMS AT SEA
Our Highest Recommendation. By Mark Schultz. This is Mark's new, heavily illustrated novella--yes, a science fiction adventure--that explores the border between what we want to believe is true and the reality that we'd prefer to keep concealed. From a crime-fiction framework, it opens up into a breathtaking journey through cryptic history, cautionary science-fiction and a speculative vision of the deep future! Flesk, 2015...More.

Item Code: STOSE
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 80pg, Text/b&w
$24.95

See our website for much more from Mark Schultz. We have been allowed just 20 copies of this deluxe edition, so I'm afraid it will not last very long.

 
HEROES OF POWER The Women of Marvel
Collects various #1's and #0's of these characters Recommended. By Chris Hastings, Mark Waid, Jason Latour et al. Art by Danilo Beyruth, Gurihiru, Alan Davis et al. Five of Marvel's latest and greatest super sensations take to the oversized Treasury edition in larger than life adventures! Carol Danvers embraces a stellar legacy as Captain Marvel, Earth's Mightiest Hero! She's an inspiration to young Kamala Khan, on her own path to becoming Ms. Marvel--big boots to fill, but Kamala is an Inhuman shape-shifter! You won't believe Gwenpool; she was a comic book reader just like you...until she woke up in the Marvel Universe! Plus, an all-new Wasp takes flight--but will she be friend or foe to the Avengers? Marvel, 2016...More.

Item Code: HERPW
Soft Cover, 10x13, 120pg, Full Color
$15.99 $14.50

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
SPIDEY MARVEL Volume 1 Treasury Edition
Closeout Price! Collects Spidey #1-3 and Spider-Man #1-2. Recommended. By Robbie Thompson and Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Nick Bradshaw and Sarah Pichelli. Think you know everything about Peter Parker? Think again! Expect action, adventure and hilarity in equal measure as we head back to high school to explore Pete's early days! The recent retro stories combine modern talent with the classic Marvel flavor to present the web-slinging wonder's younger years in spectacular style, now printed in a huge 10"x13" edition just like those old Marvel Treasury series. Two contrasting styles, one more Ditko/Romita, one modern and more in series with a wanna-be kid Spider-Man! Marvel, 2016...More.

Item Code: SPMTE01
Soft Cover, 10x13, 112pg, Full Color
$15.99 $9.99

The Women of Marvel 2017 Calendar is also still available. [WOM17. $14.99]

 
STAR TREK CLASSIC UK COMICS Volume 2 1970-1972
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. Star Trek fans will quickly note that the comics were not written with strict adherence to Star Trek's core concepts! IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: STC02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 244pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
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. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: STC01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 244pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

 
GOLIATH
By Michael Friedlander. Art by Michael Ploog. Goliath is an oversized, 88-page richly-painted storybook for all ages. It follows the adventures of a small prehistoric family, the Ty clan. They live in very difficult times and face incredible dangers every day. Now they must embark upon an epic journey to discover a new land. Their strength and determination comes from their belief in magnificent stories, passed down through the generations, that speak of giant Guardians that protect and watch over them. Is that Goliath, the ape-creature? Fully painted on every page in bold, bright watercolor. FPG, 2016...More.

Item Code: GOLSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x12, 84pg, Full Color
$24.99

 
GOLIATH Signed
Signed & numbered, 175, variant cover. By Michael Friedlander. Art by Michael Ploog. Signed by both creators on a special illustrated page. An oversized, 88-page richly-painted storybook for all ages. The small prehistoric family, the Ty clan, face incredible dangers every day. Now they must embark upon an epic journey to discover a new land. Their strength and determination comes from their belief in magnificent stories, passed down through the generations, that speak of giant Guardians that protect and watch over them. Is that Goliath, the ape-creature? Fully painted on every page in bold, bright watercolor. FPG, 2016...More.

Item Code: GOLSD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x12, 84pg, Full Color
$175.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ART OF PLOOG
Highly Recommended. By Mike Ploog et al. A massive, oversize 9x12 retrospective that covers every aspect of Ploog's career, from his earliest days of working with Warren's Creepy and Eerie, and Marvel's magazine Crazy, to his extremely popular Werewolf by Night, Monster of Frankenstein, Ghost Rider and Man-Thing, and film character creation and storyboards, right up through his latest work on Goliath. FPG, 2015...More.

Item Code: ARTMPH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 320pg, Full Color
$49.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ART OF PLOOG Deluxe Signed
Signed & numbered, 250! Highly Recommended. By Mike Ploog et al. Special illustrated signature page and unique variant cover. With only 250, we don't expect this to last long. A massive, oversize 9x12 retrospective that covers every aspect of Ploog's career, from his earliest days of working with Warren's Creepy and Eerie, and Marvel's magazine Crazy, to his extremely popular Werewolf by Night, Monster of Frankenstein, Ghost Rider and Man-Thing FPG, 2015...More.

Item Code: ARTMPD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 320pg, Full Color
$175.00

 
COMICS REVUE PRESENTS RICK O'SHAY DEC 2016
Recommended. By Stan Lynde. This issue has COMPLETE stories with "Rick O'Shay" by Stan Lynde, Sir Bagby, Buz Sawyer and Krazy Kat. Classic comic strips, daily and Sundays, now with 8 pages in full-color.  "The Phantom" by Wilson McCoy, "Flash Gordon" by Harry Harrison, "Gasoline Alley" by Dick Moores, "Alley Oop" by V. T. Hamlin, "Tarzan" by Russ Manning, "Steve Canyon" by Milton Caniff, and "Casey Ruggles" by Warren Tufts. Manuscript Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: CR1216
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
$19.95

More than a year of back issues are available.

 

Coming in May

 
MONSTERS Volume 1 The Marvel Monsterbus
Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Art by Jack Kirby. From Groot to Fin Fang Foom, Marvel is proud to collect Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby's monster masterworks in two astonishing Omnibus volumes! Before they created Marvel's super heroes, they concocted a host of iconic monster menaces--page after page of action-packed classics, many hinting at the famous Marvel heroes and villains to come: Thorr the Unbelievable; a woolly, alien Hulk; the eight-foot-tall Magneto. These tales are the awe-inspiring crucible that created the Marvel Age of Comics! Marvel, 2017. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: MONS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 872pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

 
MARVEL MASTERWORKS DOCTOR STRANGE 8
Recommended. By Claremont, Roger Stern, Peter Gillis et al. Art by Gene Colan, Marshall Rogers, Michael Golden et al. Celebrated writer Chris Claremont turns his magic toward the Master of the Mystic Arts, joined by artistic icon Gene Colan. Together, these creative giants return Baron Mordo to the fore, arming him with the occult secrets of the Vatican and testing Doctor Strange's mystic might. Then, Wong is captured by the Shadowqueen, and Clea and Strange must traverse dimensions and battle the demonic N'Garai to save him! Marvel, 2017. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: MMD08H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 296pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

See our website for previous Masterworks and several more Doctor Strange archives.

 
ILLUSIONS The Art of Magic Posters from the Golden Age of Magic
Recommended. By Jacques Ayroles, David Ben, Ersy Contogouris et al. 250 breathtaking posters, most from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, recapture magnificent, large-format chromolithographs that immortalize the magicians and the acts that marked the world of modern magic. Seven author-experts introduce this fabulous array of color and imagery. Poster designers and printers were inspired by all variety of phantasmagoric imagery: devils and demons, skeletons and skulls, cards and rabbits, alluring assistants and symbols of exoticism. 5 Continents, 2017. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: ILLMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x12, 248pg, Full Color
$45.00

 
AVAILABLE NOW
THE OCCULT WITCHCRAFT & MAGIC An Illustrated History
By Christopher Dell. Packed with authoritative text and a huge and inspired selection of images, some chosen from unusual sources, including some of the best-known representations of magic and the occult from around the world spanning ancient to modern times. The curious history of magic and the powers of the occult, witchcraft, ritual, and the imagination, profusely illustrated with 400 artworks and photographs in b&w and color. Thames & Hudson, 2016...More.

Item Code: OCWH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 400pg, Full Color
$39.95 $34.95

 
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS Volume 3
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #68-104, 1969-72. Recommended. By Stan Lee and Roy Thomas. Art by John Romita. Few comic books have ever come close to reaching the page-turning power, action, and drama of Amazing Spider-Man. Spidey grew to become not just the most relatable hero in comics, but also the top seller! And you'll see the reasons why again and again in one iconic story after another: the Stone Tablet Saga, the debut of Black Widow's new look, Kingpin's Shakespearean family drama, Captain Stacy's tragic death, the pathos of Peter Parker's love triangle with Gwen Stacy and Spidey, and the historic Comics Code-defying 'drug' issues. Marvel, 2017. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: AM03H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 912pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

 
AVAILABLE NOW
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS Volume 1 New Printing
Spider-Man #1-38 & much more, 1963 on. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee, Steve Ditko. Art by Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby. Completing the entire Stan Lee/Steve Ditko Spider-Man run in one massive volume. Every page, every pinup, every letters column. Not to mention unused covers, Stan's intro, critical essays and bonuses galore! Collecting Amazing Fantasy #15, Amazing Spider-Man #1-38 and Annual #1-2, Strange Tales Annual #2 and Fantastic Four Annual #1. In the Marvel Universe, it doesn't get better than this. Perfect for all ages--my son was introduced to comics with these stories, and these are what first got me into comics back in 1964! Marvel, 2016...More.

Item Code: AM01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1008pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

 
AVAILABLE NOW
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS Volume 2 New Printing
Recommended. By Stan Lee and John Romita. The Stan Lee/John Romita era starts here! After Steve Ditko left, Lee and Romita transformed the web-slinger into Marvel's top title "with stories that raised your spirits, tore at your heartstrings and kept you on the edge of your seat." From the revelation of the Green Goblin's secret identity to the unforgettable entrance of Mary Jane Watson, these classics define Spidey to this day -- with star-studded debuts including the Kingpin, the Rhino and Captain Stacy. Marvel, 2016...More.

Item Code: AM02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 992pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

 

Warehouse Find

 
ALBRECHT DÜRER Watercolours and Drawings
Warehouse find, 1994. Five full centuries lie between us and the life of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). His ability to represent a subject with absolute fidelity to every detail seemed miraculous to his contemporaries, and still astounds us now. Artists continue to study his work, all of which is touched on here, from domestic scenes and portraits, to anatomy (he'll remind you of Burne Hogarth on his "dynamic" body movement and his hands), to his water-colors of plants and animals.  Taschen, 1994. . Note: Some copies have dinged corners....More.

Item Code: DURERHC
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x9, 96pg, Partial Color
$10.00

 
 

Mature Readers

Dian Hanson is back with a new Taschen book. Lesbians for Men is an oversized, coffee-table book with the entire history of ladies doing it with other ladies. It covers it all, from vintage photos from the early 1900’s, to lurid paperback and magazine covers of the fifties and sixties, to recent decades of constant change. Voluptuous big hair 1950s gals, sixties and seventies “summer of love,” eighties and nineties of everything goes, to modern times of tasteful as well as 100% explicit scenes.

And from prestige publisher Century Guild comes Steve Diet Goedde: 25 Year Retrospective. Hip modern nudes in leather, latex, stockings, heels—kinky, fetish work that is unusual in outfits, models, and offbeat locations. Also available signed with extra prints.

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

 

News and Notes

Our computer server crashed on December 22nd. We had already been working to update our IT operations from stem to stern, beginning with the new Website that went online early in 2016. But now we’re unable to bring back our (very) old software systems. Backups, which we always do, weren’t enough. These systems dealt with everything from individual item information to backorders to purchasing. So as I write this we have been forced into upgrading as we planned, but just far faster than we expected to.

This put us behind on filling orders and backorders by several days over the Christmas weekend and into this week (December 26-30). After a short delay we’re now shipping orders again, but it’s going to take time for us to catch up to the speedy 24-hour service you normally expect. So please be aware your order may take a little longer than normal to get to you.

Things are going to look and work a bit differently as we get the changes sorted out. We hope to have your understanding—we are doing the very best to make lemonade out of these lemons. Please be patient with us in this transition period. Call us if you need assistance or have any questions: Mon-Fri, 8am to 4pm. We will be closed Monday, January 2.

Best Wishes,
Bud

 

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Art of Patrick J. Jones, Art of Star Wars: Rogue One, New on Sale: Before Watchman, Solo, S&K’s Sandman, Monster Massacre 1 and 2, Tarzan Centennial, Ian Miller, and The Avengers: A Celebration.

The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Art of Patrick J. Jones is my very favorite art book in some time. It's the most amazing fantasy art this side of Frazetta. Seriously!

The Art of Star Wars: Rogue One is here in time for the film's opening last week. We've a great batch of new sale-priced collections: Before Watchman, Solo, S&K's Sandman, Monster Massacre 1 and 2, Tarzan Centennial, Ian Miller, and The Avengers: A Celebration.

Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for letting us provide you with the best in comics archives, fantasy art and related material again this year. Happy New Year, too, from all of us here. See pictures of our staff party last week, on our Facebook page.

Fantasy Art     New on Sale    
Comic Book Archives & Reference
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Fantasy Art

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SCI-FI & FANTASY Art of Patrick J. Jones Signed
Signed full color bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. Foreword by Donato Giancola. This is so, so good!! Featuring 150 amazingly realistic paintings, both digital and traditional, this sumptuous volume is overflowing with the voluptuous women, glistening warriors, fantastic beasts and monsters, enchanted lands and extraordinary creatures that have emerged from Patrick's fertile imagination and technical skill. An anecdote-peppered commentary by the artist runs alongside the artwork, along with exclusive contributions from fellow fantasy art luminaries. Korero, 2016. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: SCIFP
Soft Cover, 8x11, 176pg, Full Color
$39.95

See Patrick's two how-to-draw books on our website.

 
 
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ART OF ROGUE ONE A Star Wars Story
Recommended. By Josh Kushins. This book is a visual chronicle of the Lucasfilm art department's creation of new worlds, unforgettable characters, and newly imagined droids, vehicles, and weapons for the first movie in the Star Wars Story series—Rogue One. In the same format and style as Abrams' The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the book gives readers unprecedented access to hundreds of concept paintings, sketches, storyboards, matte paintings, and character, costume, and vehicle designs. Abrams, 2016....More.

Item Code: ARTROH
Hard Cover, 12x11, 256pg, Full Color
$40.00 $35.95

 

New on Sale

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BEFORE WATCHMEN Minutemen and Silk Spectre
Closeout Price! Minuteman #1-6, Silk Spectre #1-4, 2012-13. Recommended. By Darwyn Cooke. Art by Amanda Conner. The controversial, long-awaited prequels to the best-selling graphic novel of all-time are finally here! For over twenty years, the back stories of the now-iconic characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's landmark graphic novel had been the subject of much debate and theorizing. Now, DC Comics assembles their top creators to delve deeper into the world of Watchmen, starting with this first volume about the surprisingly sensual and confused Silk Spectre, and the first days of the retro superhero team, The Minutemen. DC, 2016. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: BEFWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 264pg, Full Color
$29.99 $14.99

 
 
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SOLO THE DELUXE EDITION
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Richard Corben, Neil Gaiman, et al. Art by Darwyn Cooke, Howard Chaykin, Paul Pope et al. This 12-issue, 2004 series gave some of comics' greatest creators the chance to draw characters they'd never done before or create really offbeat stories set in the DC Universe...and beyond. Each issue featured one artist, the ones above plus Jordi Bernet, Michael Allred, Teddy Kristiansen, Scott Hampton, Damion Scott, Sergio Aragones, Brendan McCarthy. Stories star Batman, Robin, Superman, The Spectre, Doom Patrol, The Teen Titans and many others. DC, 2013....More.

Item Code: SOLDH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 608pg, Full Color
$49.99 $19.99

 
 
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THE SANDMAN BY SIMON & KIRBY
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. After creating, writing and drawing Captain America, S&K left Timely and moved over to DC Comics--the big boys on the block. And they began, In 1942, a remarkable run of stories for DC Comics that included The Sandman, a long-time feature they updated in the pages of topselling Adventure Comics. Leaving behind his trademark green suit, fedora and gas mask, The Sandman became a brightly costumed adventurer, on the trail of crime in the big city with the help of his sidekick, Sandy the Golden Boy. DC, 2009....More.

Item Code: SANMAH
Hard Cover, 7X10, 300pg, Full Color
$39.99 $19.99

 
 
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MONSTER MASSACRE Volume 1
Closeout Price! Zombies! Babes! Vampires! Dinosaurs! Cthulhu! Recommended. From Atomeka and Titan Books, a collection of the best in monster comics stories, yesterday and new here. Featuring the talents of Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Dave Dorman, Mark A. Nelson, Ron Marz, Tom Raney, Andy Kuhn, Alex Horley, Dave Elliott, Ian Edginton, D'Israeli, Kendrick Lim, Dave Wilkins, Jerry Paris, Arthur Suydam, Vito Delsante, Javier Aranda, Steve White and Mike Elliott. All in a handsome, full color hardcover. Some adult themes and art. Titan, 2013. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: MONMAS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 160pg, Full Color
$22.99 $8.99

 
 
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MONSTER MASSACRE Volume 2
Closeout Price! Recommended. Edited by Dave Elliott. Art by "Artgerm," Chris Ng, "Okita" et al. From Atomica and Titan Comics, an anthology like no other. This is more like a sampling from Heavy Metal-East, with pretty strong nudity, sex and violence, by a wide variety of Asian creators. Here are galleries of art by top painters, erotic comic stories, humor, sci-fi, fantasy, you name it, it's here and very nicely drawn! Quite a strong representation from Asian creators new to us but very good. Titan, 2014. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: MONMA02
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 176pg, Full Color
$22.99 $8.99

 
 
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THE AVENGERS A Celebration
Closeout Price! 50 Years of a Television Classic. Recommended. By Marcus Hearn. Forword by Patick Macnee. The Avengers burst onto television screens in the 1960s, and the show's mix of wit, adventure and beautiful women became an instant hit! Marcus Hearn has been granted unparalleled access to the show's production archives and has collected a fabulous array of materialLavishly illustrated, with many unpublished stills, behind-the-scenes photos, and snaps from the ABC & LWT private archive, this is a spectacular portrait of the world's best-loved cult action-adventure series, and its classic sequel, The New Avengers. Titan, 2010....More.

Item Code: AVENH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 160pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $14.95

 
 
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ART OF IAN MILLER
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Ian Miller and Tom Whyte. Miller's career began with work for Ralph Bakshi in 1975-76 on Wizards, the he went on to Cool World (1980s), Shrek (1990s), and the 2005 Mirrormask. Fantasy art fans were first introduced to this British fantasy artist with Secret Art, (Dragon's Dream, c.1980). Now his career spans 4 decades and a LOT of new and amazing work. Here are 300 pieces, from Lovecraft novel covers to Tolkien bestiaries to Magic The Gathering and Warhammer concept art. Gothic humor, fantasy battles, dragons, beasts and a world of nightmarish visions. Titan, 2014....More.

Item Code: ARIMH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Partial Color
$34.95 $14.95

Also available is a signed, deluxe, & slipcased limited editon of 300. [ARIMD. $75].

 
 
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TARZAN The Centennial Celebration
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Scott Tracy Griffin, introduction by Ron Ely. It doesn't get better than this--a great book, now on sale! Celebrating a century of Tarzan, this is a detailed commentary illustrated with the most evocative and beautiful art, beginning with a cover by Neal Adams! There are daily and Sunday pages by Hogarth, Foster and Manning. Extraordinary book covers and interiors by Frazetta, St. John and Krenkel. Comics from Dell, Gold Key, Marvel and Dark Horse. Classic stills from the films, classic covers and art from the first pulp magazine appearances. Titan, 2012....More.

Item Code: TZCENH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 320pg, Full Color
$39.95 $19.95

This also has a signed, deluxe slipcased edition limited to 1000, signed by John Burroughs. [TZCEND. $70]. It also gets my highest recommendation.

 

Comic Book Archives and Reference

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DITKO UNLEASHED
Our Highest Recommendation. His astounding career from the early 1950s to the present, with work for Charlton, Warren, Marvel and DC are shown, both as printed pages and scans from Ditko's beautiful original art! This is a museum catalogue that accompanied a massive exhibition in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in the Fall of 2016. By the same Eisner Award-nominated team who created the gold-standard for museum catalogues: Woodwork: Wallace Wood 1927-1981, Flesh & Steel: The Art of Russ Heath, and Big John Buscema: Comics & Drawings. IDW, 2016....More.

Item Code: DITUH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 368pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99

We're having difficulties getting enough copies of this in. All advance orders have shipped but our supply may not last the weekend. If we run out, we'll have more in stock in two weeks.

 
 
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JOE SIMON My Life in Comics Signed
Closeout Price! Signed bookplate! Recommended. Get the real story of the birth of the comic book industry from the man who was there! As the first editor of the company that would become Marvel Comics, Joe Simon was at ground zero of the comic revolution. His credits include creating Captain America with Jack Kirby, The Sandman, Manhunter, Boy Commandos, Stuntman, Bullseye, Fighting American...creating the first romance comics, early horror comics and much more, right up into the 1960s. Simon's fascinating career, including in partnership with Jack Kirby. Titan, 2011....More.

Item Code: JSHS
Hard Cover, 6x10, 258pg, Text/b&w
$24.95

 
 
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JOE SIMON My Life in Comics
Closeout Price! With unsigned bookplate. Get the real story of the birth of the comic book industry from the man who was there! As the first editor of the company that would become Marvel Comics, Joe Simon was at ground zero of the comic revolution. His credits include creating Captain America with Jack Kirby, creating the first romance comics and writing many popular war stories. Here, his entire life is laid out and told in painstaking detail, with guest appearances by the A-list of Golden Age talent like Kirby, Jerry Robinson, Joe Kubert, Stan Lee and many others! Titan, 2011....More.

Item Code: JSH
Hard Cover, 6x10, 258pg, Text/b&w
$24.95 $12.50

 
 
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Epic Collection Volume 2 Great Responsibility
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #18-38, Annual Vol. 2, 1964-66.. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Steve Ditko. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created an unabashed cultural phenomenon in The Amazing Spider-Man. Their pitch-perfect blend of Peter Parker's everyday woes and Spider-Man's never-say-die adventures was something undeniably special. And after years of perfecting that formula, they unleashed the definitive Spider-Man masterpiece -- the Master Planner saga. Putting Spider-Man through the most wrenching experience of his career, Lee and Ditko defined the spirit of a hero that has inspired millions. Marvel, 2016....More.

Item Code: ASME02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 504pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Volume 1 is also available at the same price.

 
 
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MARVEL MASTERWORKS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Volume 18
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #181-193; Mighty Marvel Comics Calendar 1978; and Material From Annual #12, 1978-79. By Marv Wolfman, Bill Mantlo, Jim Starlin. Art by Ross Andru, Keith Pollard, Sal Buscema, John Byrne. Here's why Spidey has become the world's favorite super hero. Tenacious villains like Electro, Jigsaw and the Spider-Slayer. Unlikely enemies: Rocket Racer and the Big Wheel. J. Jonah Jameson is even more pissed with Spidey after their latest encounter with the Man-Wolf. But the true drama comes from the life of Peter Parker. Aunt May is hanging on by a thread. Will Mary Jane accept his proposal of marriage? When Betty Brant walks back into his love life, what's a Parker to do? Marvel, 2016....More.

Item Code: MAS18H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 272pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

 
 
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MODESTY BLAISE Volume 28 The Murder Frame
By Peter O'Donnell and Enric Romero. As dangerous as she is desirable, Modesty Blaise, the cult creation of best-selling writer Peter O'Donnell, returns for four more thrilling adventures! Features the stories The Murder FrameFraser's StoryTribute to the Pharaoh and The Special Orders. Modesty must act fast to save Willie from a sinister plot; she discovers the dangerous past returns with the Russian Mafia; a bad dream takes her to Egypt for real nightmares. And there's a race against time to save Sam from sex-traffickers. Titan, 2016. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: MB28
Soft Cover, 8x11, 104pg, b&w
$19.95 $16.95

See our website for these back volumes: 5,7,8,21-28, The Art of Modesty Blaise [ARMB. $35] and her appearances in the bi-monthly Comics Revue Presents.

 

Graphic Novels & Illustrated Stories

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THE FLASH BY MARK WAID Volume 1
1990-92. Art by Greg LaRocque, Jose Marzan, Travis Charest, Carmine Infantino, et al. In 1990, Mark Waid wrote his first Flash story. Under his keen pen, Wally West, who had already been running in the footsteps of the Flashes who came before him, matured into a Flash in his own right. Waid brought a depth of character to The Flash that changed him for good. DC, 2016....More.

Item Code: FLMW01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 368pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See our website for much more vintage and recent Flash.

 
 
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VAMPIRELLA HOLLYWOOD HORROR
Recommended. By Kate Leth. Art by Eman Cassalos and Sergio Fernandez Davila. Vampirella takes Hollywood in this new adventure of the classic monster-slaying, thrill-seeking vampire queen! And in a hip new outfit! When her stately manor is attacked, the heroine begins to unravel a plot as old as the silver screen, using her public status as a viral video sensation to discover what monsters really lurk in the shadows of the City of Angels. Everyone in Hollywood seems to have their secrets, from the mysterious Slade to her new agent, Juliette Court. As Vampi's star rises, so do the stakes! Dynamite, 2016....More.

Item Code: VAMHO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See our website for more Vampirella: Warren Collections, The Art of books, new graphic novels, and Artist's Edition.

 
 
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BLACK WIDOW Web of Intrigue
Collects Black Widow Graphic Novel: The Coldest War, material from Marvel Fanfare #10-13, Bizarre Adventures #25, 1981-90. By George Perez and Gerry Conway. Art by Paul Gulacy and George Freeman. It's been a long, lively career for Natasha Romanova, the former Russian spy known as the Black Widow -- fighting side-by-side with the Avengers, the Champions, S.H.I.E.L.D., and elsewhere. Ralph Macchio introduces this collection of vintage Widow work--her starring series in Marvel Fanfare, the excellent stand-alone graphic novel from 1990, and the stunningly drawn, by Paul Gulacy, appearance in the hallowed Marvel b&w magazine, Bizarre Adventures. Marvel, 2016....More.

Item Code: BLAWW
Soft Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

 
 
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H.P. LOVECRAFT Early Stories
Edited by S.T. Joshi and Steven Philip Jones. A collection of selected early works of the horror master, H.P. Lovecraft. Here are presented: The Alchemist, The Tomb, Dagon, Beyond the Wall of Sleep, The Statement of Randolph Carter, Arthur Jermyn, The Picture in the House, The Music of Erich Zann, and The Lurking Fear. Each of the stories is accompanied by illustrations from a diverse group of comic artists.  Caliber, 2016....More.

Item Code: HPLES
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Text/b&w
$12.99

 
 
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DAYS OF DARKNESS
By Wayne Vansant. Six complete stories of the early days of the United States in WW II. From the dark days in the tragedy of Pearl Harbor and the devastation of the fleet in Hawaii to the evacuation of the Philippines, the horror of the Death March of Bataan, and to the dramatic Battle of Midway which stopped the Japanese juggernaut in the Pacific. Wayne Vansant, well known for his exacting detail on The 'Nam, chronicles the participation of the Cahill family when their lives are irrevocably changed forever as the U.S. plunged into war. Caliber, 2016....More.

Item Code: DAYD
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, b&w
$19.99 $17.99

 

Coming in February

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MASTERS OF SPANISH COMIC BOOK ART
By David Roach. A celebration of the artists who revolutionized horror comics in the 1970s in Warren's Vampirella, Creepy, and Eerie. First-ever, comprehensive history of Spanish comic books and Spanish comic artists reveals their extraordinary success -- in Spain, America, and around the world. 80 artists are examined, included legends like Esteban Maroto, Sanjulian, Jose Gonzalez, Jordi Bernet, Enrich, Victor De La Fuente, Jose Ortiz and Luis Garcia Mozos. 500 illustrations, half scanned directly from the original artwork! Dynamite, 2017. Due Feb.....More.

Item Code: MASCBAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 272pg, Full Color
$39.99

 
 
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SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE DAILIES Volume 1 1942-1944
Recommended. By Jerry Siegel and Whitney Ellsworth. Art by Joe Shuster and Wayne Boring. This premiere volume includes all the strips from the very beginning between February 16, 1942 through October 28, 1944. First appearance of the mischievous Mr. Mxyzptlk, the menace of The Monocle, the nefarious No Name, Miss Dreamface, "King" Jimmy Olsen, and the kidnapping of Santa Claus! More than 800 daily strips from the Golden Age of the Man of Steel. IDW, 2017. Due Feb.....More.

Item Code: SUGAD01
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 288pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

 
 
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BATMAN Golden Age Omnibus Volume 3
Collects Detective Comics #75-91, Batman #16-25, and stories from World's Finest Comics #10-14. Highly Recommended. By Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson et al. This third Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus includes dozens of stories from the early 1940s in which the Dynamic Duo battle evil-doers, including very early appearances by the Penguin, the Joker, Two-Face and many others. These tales were written and illustrated by such luminaries as Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson, and more. This is vintage Batman, the stories that made him one of the most-loved comic book characters of the 1940s. To many, more than Superman. DC, 2017. Due Mar.....More.

Item Code: BATG03H
Hard Cover, 6x8, 776pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

See our webstie for previous Batman Omnibus volumes.

 
 
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SELENE GREEK MYTH Statue
1/6 scale. Behold the enticing beauty of Selene, the goddess of the moon. Her flaming hair matches the base, an ocean blue dress wraps around her body. She bares her skin across the night, leaning against the moon. From the Greek Myths series, all scultped by the incomparable Wei Ho. These usually feature detachable clothing and ultra-realistic details. . Due Feb.....More.

Item Code: SELST
17" tall, Full Color
$219.99

Other Greek Myth figures are available at the same price: Athena, Zeus, Medusa, and Aphrodite. All by Wei Ho, all spectacular. $219.99 each.

 
 
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JACK KIRBY FANTASTIC FOUR Artist's Edition
Recommended. Now, with the cooperation of the Jack Kirby Estate and under license from Marvel Comics, IDW presents the first Jack Kirby Fantastic Four Artist's Edition! Including Fantastic Four Annual #6, the 48-page groundbreaking story that featured the birth of Franklin Richards! Also presenting issues #82 and #83, guest starring the Inhumans--plus more stories and a beautiful gallery section of some of Kirby's most incredible pages, all scanned from the original art! IDW, 2016. Due Feb.....More.

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

More Kirby Artist's Edition, including a couple on sale, on our website.

 

Coming in March

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WILL EISNER CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1917-2017
Recommended. The legacy that Will Eisner (1917–2005) had on sequential art cannot be overstated—his innovative storytelling, layouts, and art on his newspaper series The Spirit inspired a generation of cartoonists. His acclaimed run of graphic novels beginning in 1978 with A Contract with God helped pioneer that form. This catalogue includes 175 selected illustrations, reproduced from the original artwork, for the landmark 2017 Will Eisner Centennial Celebration exhibition, at Le Musée de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême and the Society of Illustrators in New York. Dark Horse, 2017. Due Mar.....More.

Item Code: WECCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x14, 176pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 
 
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WILL EISNER CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1917-2017 Signed
Signed by the author(s) & limited, 100! Recommended. The legacy that Will Eisner (1917–2005) had on sequential art cannot be overstated—his innovative storytelling, layouts, and art on his newspaper series The Spirit inspired a generation of cartoonists. His acclaimed run of graphic novels beginning in 1978 with A Contract with God helped pioneer that form. This catalogue includes 175 selected illustrations, reproduced from the original artwork, for the landmark 2017 Will Eisner Centennial Celebration exhibition, at Le Musée de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême and the Society of Illustrators in New York. Dark Horse, 2017. Due Mar.....More.

Item Code: WECCD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x14, 176pg, Full Color
$99.99

See our website for more Eisner artwork and Spirit collections.

 
 
 
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Mature Readers

A new book for Olivia! Beauties Beasts features her latest nudes juxtaposed with monsters created by a master creature creator. And not only is the hardcover signed, but the softcover, just $24.95, is also signed by both creators.

Also in this week is a sequel to Chocolate Cheesecake: Celebrating the Modern Black Pin-Up its Volume 2, with more retro photography with 1940s-60s era detailing, hair styles, clothes, and even models of various dimensions, from what you'd expect to larger sized ladies looking GOOD!

 
 

News & Notes

2016 Bestsellers: We're working on this now. Highlights will appear in the next catalog, in early February. But the entire report, three or four times as many items, will be in our special BESTSELLERS email in January, accompanied with my personal comments.

Here are the #1 sellers for each category:

Art & Illustration: Sensuous Frazetta

Comics Reference: EC Fan-Addict

Comic Book Archives: Planet Comics Volume 10 (with other volumes, on sale, close runner-ups)

Illustrated Fiction: Beauty & the Beast by Kinuko Y. Craft (on the cover of our Fall catalog)

Artist's Editions: Graham Ingles' EC Stories

Sketchbooks: Mandy Go Round by Dean Yeagle

Pulp Reprints: Doc Savage #87 (the final issue)

2017 Calendars: Olivia with Bettie Page Calendar

Comic Strip Reprints: Someday Funnies, closely followed by Mandrake the Magician Sundays 1

We're working up to our February Clearance Sale. New additions are going into the close-outs section every week. Click on each category on our web home page, then scroll down to the bottom for all the close-outs in that category. Change your SORT box to Newest with a DOWN arrow for the latest entries.

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The Fortunino Matania books (SC, Deluxe, and a separate “Art of”) came in today as I was writing this, so backorders will be filled by the time you read this. This has been a surprise, for me, bestseller for us. As mentioned before, I collect his art but for so very many years, very few people outside a small group of artists knew his work. It's very cool this proving to be so popular.

 

Budd Root's Cave Paintings blew out their first weekend, but fortunately more copies arrived early this week. This is gonna be a hot one for us, published by Frank Cho and still months away from appearing in comic stores.

 

Harvey Kurtzman's Complete Trump also was very popular, so I'm pleased it's still in stock as I write this.

 

Charles Vess' Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie, featured on the cover of our December catalog, is enroute as I write this, delayed a couple weeks for various reasons.

Best Wishes,

Bud

 
 

Our Catalog and Contact Info

We publish a color catalog every two months—if you've placed an order in the last 12 months, you will receive it hot off the press. If this is your first order, or if you'd like an extra copy, you can add one to your order: click here. Or call or send us your address and we'll mail one to you. You can also download it here.

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