Three new statues: Batgirl, Selene and Wonder Woman. Alex Toth gets an Artist's Edition, Jay Disbrow a Chilling Archives collection. Plus Daredevil, Doctor Strange (a series I really like), an outstanding Green Lantern Silver Age Omnibus, Plus new Sale Books and Coming Items you can reserve now.
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|ALEX TOTH BRAVO FOR ADVENTURE Artist's Edition
Highly Recommended. Of every comics story Alex Toth ever drew, the only one that he kept the complete original art to was Bravo for Adventure. This is a virtual "how-to" course in drawing comics. We see how he would draw all the detail in a scene, from thumbnails to pencils to inks--only to black it out in order to focus the reader's eye on what really counted. Also included are variant versions of the Bravo saga, dozens of never-before-seen pencil roughs, preliminary drawings, and story fragments, and twelve pages of Toth's own coloring for an edition that never saw print--until now. IDW, 2016...More.
Item Code: ATBAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 136pg, Partial Color
The original graphic novel Bravo for Adventure remains available [BRFAH.
|JAY DISBROW'S MONSTER INVASION
Chilling Archives of Horror Vol 19. Highly Recommended. One of the most bizarre, unique stylists from Pre-Code horror comics is cult-favorite Jay Disbrow. If there's anyone close to this unknown genius, it's Basil Wolverton. Working with friend, editor, and colorist L.B. Cole, Disbrow wrote and drew many fear-inducing tales specializing in terrifying demons, scary apparitions, and a horde of hairy monsters. Showing the influence of EC's Jack Kamen and the pin-up style of Fiction House, Disbrow pushed the envelope with wilder and stranger stories. Includes an interview, photos, and special artwork. IDW, 2017...More.
Item Code: JDMIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 148pg, Full Color
See the other Chilling Archives of Horror Comics on our website.
|VINTAGE ROMANCE COMIC BOOK COVERS Coloring Book
Edited by Yoe Studios. Recommended. By Matt Baker, Bill Ward, Pete Morisi, and the Iger Shop. Color me in love... vintage style! The beautiful, the fascinating, sometimes amusing romance comic book cover art of the '50s and '60s is highlighted in this fun book! Full of Pop Art style kisses, handsome gents, and beautiful misses. Some of the most highly skilled artists of the era drew these romantic and sexy images ready for you to color... or just admire! Matt Baker is the star here, with ten gorgeous covers. The blurbs are as much fun as the artwork, since it's all about titillation and suggestion, but real sex? Never! IDW, 2017...More.
Item Code: VINROM
Soft Cover, 8x10, 64pg, b&w
See our website for all available coloring books, from Wonder Woman to Horror Comics Covers.
|DAREDEVIL EPIC COLLECTION Volume 3 Brother Take My Hand
Collects #42-63, 1968-70. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee & Roy Thomas. Art by Gene Colan & Barry Windsor-Smith. Matt Murdock has done battle with Marvel's most maddening villains, but when the Jester enters the fray, the rules change forever. Framing DD for murder, he sets all of New York against the Man Without Fear. The stakes get even higher when Starr Saxon discovers DD's secret identity! Daredevil also faces off against two of Marvel's greatest heroes, Captain America and the Black Panther -- all the while struggling to rebuild his relationship with the lovely Karen Page! Marvel, 2017...More.
Item Code: DAE03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 472pg, Full Color
|DOCTOR STRANGE Volume 3 Blood in the Aether
Collects #11-16, 2015. Highly Recommended. By Jason Aaron. Art by Kevin Nowlan, Leonardo Romero. "Last Days of Magic" aftermath! How did Stephen Strange become the Sorcerer Supreme? And how has he lost it all? "Well-written and wonderfully illustrated." -ComiConverse.com. "Wacky, definitely weird and wildly fun." -AdventuresInPoorTaste.com. I am in agreement with both these reviewers, this is wild, crazy storytelling from content to artwork. This retells his origins, when he was his weakest, and also takes us to present day, with all his foes ganging up on him at once. Is he losing his mind? Marvel, 2017...More.
Item Code: DRS03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color
|GREEN LANTERN The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Showcase #22-24 and Green Lantern #1-45, 1959-65. Highly Recommended. The first adventures of the greatest Green Lantern of all-time, Hal Jordan, are now collected in their entirety, starting with the first appearance in Showcase and followed by dozens of those wonderful 1960s issues of Green Lantern. These are the tales that introduced Hal Jordan and his induction into the Green Lantern Corps. Also included are the intros of the Guardians of the Universe, Star Sapphire, Sinestro and more! These classic stories from one of the greatest eras of comics are featured here in a gigantic omnibus edition. DC, 2017...More.
Item Code: GRL01H
Hard Cover, 1000pg, Full Color
See the website for more DC Omnibus volumes.
|BATMAN VS SUPERMAN Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman Statue
Recommended. Sculpted by James Marsano. From the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film comes this impressively detailed Wonder Woman statue, capturing the warrior demi-goddess standing tall and strong atop a Batman v Superman logo base. Sculpted by James Marsano and measuring 13 inches tall. Wonder Woman is made of poly resin and features an amazing likeness to actress Gal Gadot, who will star in the coming all-new Wonder Woman film! DC, 2016...More.
Item Code: BSWW
13" tall, Full Color
|LUIS ROYO BATGIRL Statue
Hand-numbered from 2000. Recommended. Gotham City, like any other large metropolis, abounds in girls of all shapes and sizes -- debutantes, nurses, stenographers... and librarians. But this Gotham City public librarian and daughter of Gotham's Commissioner James Gordon is a different kind of girl, for tonight our shapely, brassy haired heroine stands tall in cape and cowl and is known as: Batgirl! She's poised on huge heavy gargoyle base, overlooking the city. Well designed from the Luis Royo original painting. Yamato, 2016...More.
Item Code: LRBATG
18" tall, Full Color
|SELENE GREEK MYTH Statue
1/6 scale. Recommended. 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 sculpted by the incomparable Wei Ho. These usually feature detachable clothing and ultra-realistic details. ...More.
Item Code: SELST
17" tall, Full Color
|ART OF VAMPIRELLA The Warren Years Covers Hurt
Highly Recommended. By Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Jose Gonzalez, Ken Kelly, Roy Thomas. In 1969 an iconic image of a mysterious female and the backdrop of an alien moon popped up on America's newsstands and forever became the fantasy of millions of young adult males! This handsome, oversized hardcover features every image to grace the cover of the Vampirella magazine from issue #1 through #112 and the 1972 Annual. Showcased in their purest form, every image is presented full-page, without logos and cover type--then also in a smaller image as it was published, with all logos and type. Dynamite, 2014. . Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.
Item Code: ARVWHR
Hard Cover, 9x12, 200pg, Full Color
See the website under “hurt” for remaining copies, all at half price or less.
|DIE KITTY DIE Signed
Closeout Price! Signed by both artists! By Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent. Kitty Ravencraft, a beautiful and magical young witch, is the star of her own popular comic book. When her greedy, publicity-starved publisher wants to increase interest in her comic book, he does what many comic book publishers do nowadays... he sets out to kill his main character, Kitty! Even worse, he decides to REALLY spike sales by killing the REAL Kitty in REAL life! The question is though... how do you kill a witch? "DIE, KITTY! DIE!" is a funny, exciting, and often sexy story about a girl caught in both the supernatural world of witches and the super-crazy world of comics! Chapter House Comics, 2016...More.
Item Code: DIEKHS
Hard Cover, 8x11, 128pg, Full Color
|DC COMICS RAVEN BISHOUJO Statue
1/7 scale. Recommended. We like these--they are affordable, fun, and very nicely done. 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. Raven first appeared in DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980), and was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Peréz. Kotobukiya, 2016...More.
Item Code: DCRAV
9" tall, Full Color
|LITTLE NEMO Return To Slumberland Deluxe Oversized Signed
Signed bookplate by Eric Shanower! Highly Recommended. By Eric Shanower. Art by Gabriel Rodriguez. The Eisner Award-winning tale is re-presented in a glorious deluxe, oversized package with 36 additional pages of bonus material and a bookplate signed by writer Eric Shanower. This striking, all-ages collection includes the original four-issue series, plus never-before-seen artwork, preliminary work, pencilled pages and more, plus a detailed look at the process employed by Shanower, Rodriguez, and their editors to reinvent a celebrated property! Beautifully drawn, in the best Nemo tradition. IDW, 2016...More.
Item Code: LNRHDS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 156pg, Full Color
|DINOMANIA The Lost Art of Winsor McCay
The Secret Origins of King Kong, and the Urge to Destroy New York. Highly Recommended. By Ulrich Merkl. Dedicated sleuthing has unearthed a never-published series of Sunday pages by Winsor McCay that was lost following the artist's untimely death. Titled simply Dino, it opens a surprising new window into McCay's work and here it's showcased from the original art, kicking off this overview of Dinosaurs and Kong. Fantagraphics, 2015...More.
Item Code: DINOMH
Hard Cover, 12x16, 304pg, Full Color
|FICTION HOUSE FROM PULPS TO PANELS
Recommended. By Mitch Maglio. Art by Matt Baker, Lou Fine et al. This looks to be a fascinating volume. I've personally collected Fiction House comics, and also their pulps like Planet Stories, Jungle Stories, and Wings, for decades. They are one of the most interesting comics companies of the Golden Age. Will Eisner and Jerry Iger were instrumental in their beginnings, creating characters and entire titles for them (Jumbo Comics, Hawk of the Seas, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle). Planet Comics still is THE sci-fi comic book title of the 1940s. IDW, 2017. Due Apr. ...More.
Item Code: FICHOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 300pg, Full Color
|STAR WARS THE CLASSIC NEWSPAPER COMICS Volume 1
By Russ Manning, Steve Gerber, Don Christensen et al. Art by Alfredo Alcala. The first of three volumes that present, for the first time ever, the classic Star Wars newspaper strip from 1979-1984 in its complete format -- including each Sunday title header and "bonus" panels in their meticulously restored original color. Initially the color Sundays and black and white dailies told separate stories, but within six months the incomparable Russ Manning merged the adventures to tell brand new epic seven-days-a-week sagas that rivaled the best science fiction comics of all time. IDW, 2017. Due Apr. ...More.
Item Code: STWC01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 260pg, Full Color
|JACK KIRBY FOREVER PEOPLE Artist's Edition
Recommended. Continuing IDW's yearlong celebration of the centennial of Jack "King" Kirby's birth! Jack Kirby's classic Fourth World Epic told the story of a group of New Gods sent to Earth to oppose Darkseid. Featuring Beautiful Dreamer, Big Bear, Moonrider, and others, this was Kirby's take on super-powered flower children! Includes #1, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, with nearly all pages scanned from the originals. Presented in IDW's award-winning Artist's Edition format--the next best thing to owning the original art! IDW, 2017. Due Apr. ...More.
Item Code: JKFPAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
|JOHN STANLEY GIVING LIFE TO LITTLE LULU
Signed illustrated bookplate! Highly Recommended. By Bill Schelly. This is a deluxe, full-color, coffee table book biography; the first on one of America's comic book greats, on a par with Carl Barks. Filled with beautifully reproduced artwork from Little Lulu, and his creations Melvin Monster and Thirteen (Going on Eighteen); rare drawings, cartoons; and never-before-seen photographs. Stanley's life story told through interviews with family, friends, and colleagues: childhood in Harlem and the Bronx, his strict Irish Catholic mother, education at Parsons, animator at Max Fleischer Studios! Fantagraphics, 2017. Due June. ...More.
Item Code: JSGIVHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 240pg, Full Color
|DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS Volume 2 Dekal Cover
Collects Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu #19-33, 1974 and material from Bizarre Adventures #25. By Chris Claremont, Bill Mantlo, Marshall Rogers et al. Art by Rudy Nebres, George Pérez et al. Cover by Dekal. Completing this never-before-reprinted series, volume two shifts focus to Iron Fist, the Living Weapon, in stories written by Chris Claremont with lush artwork by Rudy Nebres. Danny Rand battles Firebird and Dhasha Khan in a saga filled with the mystery of K'un Lun! Meanwhile, from the ashes of the Sons of the Tiger, Bill Mantlo and George Pérez introduce Hector Ayala, the White Tiger! Also featuring Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu and Claremont and Marshall Rogers' beautiful take on the Daughters of the Dragon! Marvel, 2017. Due June. ...More.
Item Code: DHKF02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 1000pg, Full Color
|MARVEL MASTERWORKS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Volume 19
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #193-202, Annual #13, Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #1, c.1979. By Marv Wolfman & Bill Mantlo. Art by Keith Pollard, Sal Buscema, John Byrne et al. Spidey swings toward his historic 200th issue! Peter Parker has faced villain after villain during the course of his heroic career, but one moment will forever torment him despite all those victories: the death of his Uncle Ben. And now, our hero is struck low when Aunt May dies and the man who killed Uncle Ben returns! It's a saga that plumbs the emotional depths of Peter Parker's life like no other. Old villains and new faces emerge: The Kingpin returns, the Black Cat makes her first appearance, Mysterio weaves his illusions. Marvel, 2017. Due June. ...More.
Item Code: MAS19H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 296pg, Full Color
|WONDER WOMAN The Art Of War Statue By Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Limited & numbered, 5,200! Recommended. Designed by José Luis García-López. Sculpted by Jack Mathews. Master artist José Luis García-López brings his fierce vision of Wonder Woman to life in the latest Art of War statue. It's one of the most dynamic poses we've seen in the Wonder Woman statues. She's looking both voluptuous and in peak condition, ready to do battle with sword. DC, 2017. Due July. ...More.
Item Code: WOWARJG
6" tall, Full Color
|DC DESIGNER SERIES The Joker By Brian Bolland Statue
Limited, 5,000! Special Order- takes 3-4 weeks! By Brian Bolland. Sculpted by David Giraud. Straight from the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke, acclaimed artist Brian Bolland's rendition of The Joker gets the Designer Series treatment! Bolland's version of the Clown Prince of Crime is one of the most iconic, recognizable renditions of the character--complete with purple suit. Bolland has always been one of the most highly detailed and original DC Comics artists, and it's nice to see his work captured here. DC, 2017. Due July. ...More.
Item Code: DCDJO
14" tall, Full Color
One very big item this week. Druuna Volume 4 collects the final two novels, first done as graphic albums in 2000 and 2004. The most elegant and the most explicit adult fantasy epic ever, in my mind, by the Italian master of erotic, Serpieri. We currently have five copies of Volume 0, and just received shipments of Volumes 1-3, all of which were out of stock. Unfortunately, all our copies of Volume 3 are being shipped to backorders. Our supplier has been very poor keeping these Italian imports on hand.
101 Great Illustrators from the Golden Age is back in stock, just in case it was out when you tried to order it a few weeks ago. This turns out to be a superlative book, and customers caught on and exhausted my first shipment. It is written by Jeff Menges, the editor at Dover's Calla division.
Jeff is responsible for all the wonderful facsimile editions that Calla is doing, by artists like Rackham, Dulac, Harry Rountree, Kay Nielsen and Charles Robinson. All of them are examined in 101 Illustrators, along with wonderful lesser known folks like Virginia Sterrett, Alice Woodward, Lawson Wood, louis read, Herbert Paus, John R. Neill, Stuart Dugald Walker, and one of my favorites, Hermann Vogel, who inspired themes in Disney's Snow White and Pinocchio! He was the German equivalent of Walt Kelley and Harrison Cady amazing anthropomorthic and storybook fair tale work....but long before both, circa 1880-1910!
He did a wonderful job on 101 Illustrators, including many lesser known illustrators and a look not just at examples of their artwork, but details about their careers. I learned a surprising amount, and this is my area of expertise already. In the Acknowledgements, Jeff kindly thanks both my old partner Jim Vadeboncoeur and myself for our help and inspiration, as he learned about the artists.
This is a perfect companion to Vadeboncoeur's Images Magazine, which concentrates on the art with very little about each artist. And also Illustrated Press's two available volumes of The Golden Age: Masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration Volumes 2 and 3. These also feature many of the same artists, but no biographical information.
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