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Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Art of Reginald Heade, Modesty Blaise, Haunted Horror, Valerian and Laureline, The Shadow, Supergirl, Rare Books.

Sooner than we expected, The Art of Reginald Heade arrived. It’s a fabulous pin-up book by the premier Vintage British paperback cover artist. We also have a new Modesty Blaise, Haunted Horror, two more Valerian and Laureline graphic novels (the film is coming), The Shadow and Supergirl. Also, news about adding Rare & Out of Print Books to our website. Details below.

Our new catalog (Goblin Market cover) should be mailing out now and will be in your hands in 10-15 days. In the meantime, you can download it right here, right now.

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ART OF REGINALD HEADE
Import from England. Our Highest Recommendation. By Stephen James Walker. Reginald Heade is renowned amongst vintage paperback fans and collectors as the pre-eminent British pulp fiction cover artist of the 1940s and 1950s. His beautifully-rendered, erotically-charged depictions of a parade of sexy, scantily-clad young virgins and vixens – the so-called "Heade Women", are near-legendary amongst lovers of classic pin-up art. This encompasses the famous Hank Janson novels, dozens of other outstanding pin-up style and erotic covers, plus his less-well-known but equally exceptional work for adult hardback fiction dustjackets, children's books and periodicals. Telos, 2017...More.

Item Code: ARRHH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 168pg, Full Color
$49.00

We just listed this as a coming item last week, but it showed up sooner than I anticipated. From the same British publisher is the excellent Titillation: The Vintage Pulp Magazine Pin-Up art of Peter Driben [TITIL. $39.95]. It was also announced last week, and came in the door too late to include the full listing here. We'll feature it next week.

 
THE SHADOW #116
Mox and Crime County. Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson. Art by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan. The Knight of Darkness enlists a canine sleuth to ferret out hidden crime in one of Walter Gibson's greatest novels and its never-before-reprinted sequel. First, The Shadow's investigation of a bizarre series of murders by remote control leads to the mysterious mastermind hiding within the sinister house of "Mox." Then, the Dark Avenger returns to Mox's "Crime County" after its legendary lawman is wrongly imprisoned! Plus, a lost thriller, the complete script from Shadow Radio episode, "The Stockings Were Hung," from 1939. Sanctum, 2017...More.

Item Code: SHT116
Soft Cover, 7X10, 128pg, Text/b&w
$14.95

 
100 ILLUSTRATORS NEW EDITION
By Steven Heller & Julius Wiedemann. Drawn from TASCHEN's Illustration Now! series, this brings together 100 of the most successful and important illustrators around the globe, innovators and cutting-edge stylists like Istvan BanyaiGary BasemanSeymour ChwastPaul DavisBrad Holland, Tara McPherson, Peter Sis, C.F. Payne, Tim BiskupAnita Kunz, and Christoph Niemann, and many names new to us. An international overview of the dynamism and diversity of the illustration scene. Taschen, 2013...More.

Item Code: 100ILH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 669pg, Full Color
$19.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
101 GREAT ILLUSTRATORS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE 1890-1925
Our Highest Recommendation. By Jeff A. Menges. The most comprehensive book of its kind, this gorgeous edition presents more than 500 reproductions by famous and even more interesting, lesser-known artists from the heyday of book and magazine illustration. Featured artists include Edmund Dulac, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, Arthur Rackham, N. C. Wyeth, and many others — but also lesser-recognized greats like Will Crawford, Helen Stratton, Edward Penfield, E.J. Sullivan, Charles E. Chambers, 101 in all. Several examples of each artist's finest illustrations are accompanied by well-written biographical comments and career notes. Dover, 2017...More.

Item Code: 101GR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 256pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $26.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MASTERS OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION
Limited, 1,000! New Edition. Our Highest Recommendation. By Fred Taraba. This sold out immediately in 2011, a massive 432 pages about the working methods of 41 iconic American illustrators. Walter Baumhofer, Rudolph Belarski, W.T. Benda, Franklin Booth, Austin Briggs, Charles Livingston Bull, Matt Clark, Will Crawford, Albert Dorne, Robert Fawcett, James Montgomery Flagg...Along with Edwin Giorgi, John LaGatta, Andrew Loomis, Orson Lowell, Rose O'Neill, Herbert Paus, Edward Penfield, Coles Phillips, Mead Schaeffer, Jon Whitcomb, and Coby Whitmore... Illustrated Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: MASAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 432pg, Full Color
$60.00

See our website for more on individual illustrators and the history of illustration.

 

Comic Book Archives

 
BATMAN The 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. Dozens and dozens of stories from the early 1940s with very early appearances by the Penguin, the Joker, Two-Face and many other villains who would become regulars. These tales were written and illustrated by such luminaries as 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. For many readers, more than Superman. Wonderful iconic covers, great stories of brooding, dark battles in darkest night. DC, 2017...More.

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

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS WEIRD ADVENTURES THRILLERS Volume 1
Collects Weird Adventures #1, 1951, and Weird Thrillers # 1-5, 1951-1952. Highly Recommended. By Frank Giacola, Alex Toth, Murphy Anderson, Sy Barry et al. Sporting what must surely be one of the finest (albeit short) runs of painted covers, Ziff Davis's Weird Thrillers and the one-shot (numbered 10, go figure) Weird Adventures remain one of the field's most overlooked entries. Until now. Here also are Gene Colan, Bob Powell, Geroge Tuska, Bill Everett and Joe Kubert! These issues are in a class by themselves, as well as being some great sci-fi, fantasy and horror. And, oh, the covers...each one is a gem. PS Artbooks, 2016...More.

Item Code: PCWAT01H
7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$59.99

 
FORBIDDEN WORLDS Volume 12
Collects #71-76, 1958-59. Highly Recommended. By Al Williamson, John Buscema, Paul Reinman, Ogden Whitney, Mike Roy, John Rosenberger et al. Six new issues, more than 20 stories by the fine writer Richard Hughes and a solid stable of artists, including EC's own Al Williamson. The comics code was the best thing to happen to ACG, as it meant better and longer stories, with more characterization, depth and highly original plots. From science fiction to fantasy to the  surreal--and that would be the very first appearance of Herbi, drawn by Ogden Whitney in #73. Lots of flying saucers and out of this world stories all still very readable today. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: FOR12H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color
$59.99

See the website for all back volumes. Volumes 8, 9 are still on sale at $19.95; Slipcase Volumes 1-3 and 5-7 are $21.99, Volumes 10 and 11 are $59.99 each. Volumes 1-7, regular editions, are $48 each. Get the sale-priced editions now while we still have copies.

 
LEGION OF REGRETTABLE SUPER VILLAINS
Oddball Criminals from Comic Book History. Recommended. By Jon Morris. Sporting what must surely be one of the finest (albeit short) runs of painted covers, Ziff Davis's Weird Thrillers and the one-shot (numbered 10, go figure) Weird Adventures remain one of the field's most overlooked entries. Until now. Here also are Gene Colan, Bob Powell, Geroge Tuska, Bill Everett and Joe Kubert! These issues are in a class by themselves, as well as being some great sci-fi, fantasy and horror. And, oh, the covers...each one is a gem. Quirk, 2016...More.

Item Code: LERSVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x9, 256pg, Full Color
$24.95 $21.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
LEAGUE OF REGRETTABLE SUPERHEROES
Highly Recommended. By Jon Morris. Have you heard of Doctor Hormone, The Conqueror, Kangaroo Man, Nature Boy or Spider Queen? Meet one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever, with back stories, vintage art, and colorful, tongue-in-cheek commentary. Not-ready-for-prime-time heroes like Bee Man (Batman, but with bees), the Clown (circus-themed crimebuster), the Eye (a giant, floating eyeball; just accept it), and many other oddballs and oddities. Three sections: Gold, Silver, and Modern. Lots of fun!! Quirk, 2015...More.

Item Code: LERSH
Hard Cover, 7x9, 256pg, Full Color
$24.95 $21.95

 
HAUNTED HORROR Volume 5
Pre-Code horror! Recommended. Art by Doug Wildley, Bernard Bailey, Louis Ravielli et al. You'll scream with terror when you experience these terrifying Pre-Code stories sure to rot your brain! Never collected together in book form, you'll thrill when you read under your dark covers: "Terror of the Nightmares," "Headless Horror," "Death Ala Carte," "The Devil from the Deep," and macabre more! The Ghastly Award-winning Haunted Horror series presents-in large-format bloody-color-carefully restored walking zombies, screaming skulls, and ravenous cannibal monsters!  IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: HAUH05H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 256pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See all the Haunted Horror titles on our website, including just out, Haunted Love.
 
PLANET COMICS Volume 5
Back in stock. Collects #17-20, 1942. Highly Recommended. By Dan Zolnerowich, Joe Doolin, Art Saaf, Al Walker et al. The greatest sci-fi comic of the 1940s, and here with ever-improving material as writer and artists hit their stride. This is fun!! Long before Star Wars, there was Planet Comics, home to a veritable parade of steely-jawed interstellar adventurers and some of the most gorgeous damsels in distress you could ever wish to find. Special feature on stand-out artist Al Walker by Mike Gilbert. He also tracked down Walker's son and here is a never-before-published story, "Wizard of the Moon," completed by Gilbert himself. PS Artbooks, 2014...More.

Item Code: PLC05H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 298pg, Full Color
$48.00

This sold out as a bargain-priced book and is back in stock at full price. We still have volumes 1-4 and 6-11 at sale prices, $19.95 each, and just volume 2 left in slipcase at $21.95. Volumes 12-14, which complete the entire run of 72 issues, are at regular price of $59.99 each.

 

Comic Strips & Cartoons

 
MODESTY BLAISE Volume 29 The Children of Lucifer
From 1998-99, the penultimate collection. Highly Recommended. By Peter O'Donnell and Enric Romero. The next-to-last Modesty collection, with three more action-packed episodes and more nudity that you can shake a stick at. Modesty is one beautiful lady, but she's also so, so dangerous if you cross her. And she proves it here.  Features the stories "The Hanging Judge," "Children of Lucifer" and "Death Symbol." Modesty even joins a film company and has to dress up as a barbarian, sword-swinging actress to try and save a beautiful girl who has been kidnapped and is being abused on live television. Titan, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: MB29
Soft Cover, 8x11, 104pg, b&w
$19.95 $16.95

Many back volumes remain in stock, such as Volumes 4-9, 21, and 24-28. See our website.

 
THE GLAMOR GIRLS OF DON FLOWERS
Closeout Price! Recommended. Edited by Alex Chun and Jacob Covey. When the life of Don Flowers was cut short in 1968, he left behind a career in newspaper cartooning that spanned more than four decades as well as one of the most fluid lines to grace the comics page. His cartoons evoked the art of Russell Patterson and Hank Ketcham, and nowhere was this more evident than in his quintessential single-panel pin-up cartoon, the aptly named "Glamor Girls": Whether blondes or brunettes, showgirls or housewives, Flowers rendered his comely protagonists with equal aplomb. Fantagraphics, 2005...More.

Item Code: GGDON
Soft Cover, 6x8, 294pg, b&w
$19.99 $9.99

 
WILLIE & JOE Back Home
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Bill Mauldin. Willie & Joe: Back Home brilliantly chronicles the struggles and disillusionments of these early postwar years and, in doing so, tells Bill Mauldin's own extraordinary story of his journey home to a wife he barely knew and a son he had only seen in pictures. The drawings capture the texture and feel, the warp and woof, of this confusing time: the ubiquitous hats and cigarettes, the domestic rubs, the rising fear of another war, and new conflicts over Civil Rights, civil liberties, and free speech. Fantagraphics, 2011...More.

Item Code: WILLEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 266pg, b&w
$29.99 $14.99

 

Graphic Novels

 
VALERIAN AND LAURELINE The Living Weapons
Highly Recommended. By Pierre Christin. Art by J.C. Mézières. Two agents of 24th century Earth patrol space and time to safeguard both the planet's future and its past. The 14th volume of Valerian and the lovely Laureline, one of the most influential science-fiction comic series of the past 40 years--from France, with the fun quirkiness that only the French can achieve! Valerian and Laureline, no longer members of any organization, are down to doing space deliveries and with money getting scarce, accepting questionable cargo. Cinebook, 2016...More.

Item Code: LIVWE
Soft Cover, 8x11, 56pg, Full Color
$13.95

 
VALERIAN AND LAURELINE The Circles of Power
Recommended. By Pierre Christin. Art by J.C. M̩zi̬res Originally published in 1994 as Valerian novel #15. Broke, without a job, their ship almost a scrap heap, Valerian and Laureline are stuck on Rubanis, unable to pay for repairs. So when a trio of old acquaintances introduces them to the head of the local police, who is looking for independent agents for a risky Рbut well-paid Рmission, they accept readily enough. But Rubanis is the most corrupt planet in the entire galaxy. Cinebook, 2017...More.

Item Code: CIRPO
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color
$15.95

Two other Valerian books are available, including the first, Ambassador of the Shadows [AMBSH. $19.95] and On the Frontiers [ONTF. $15.95].

 
SUPERGIRL BOOK Volume 2
Collects Supergirl #10-20, 1997-98, and Annual #2. By Peter David. Art by Leonard Kirk and Greg Land. Can Supergirl defeat Leesburg's toughest villains, or will her battle with her own identity cause her to fail? After being kidnapped and left near death, Linda Danvers was saved when she was fused with Matrix, a protoplasmic version of Supergirl. Struggling to balance her life between her two identities, Supergirl must learn to be Linda while fighting some of her toughest foes—like the soul-stealing Silver Banshee, the mind-controlling giant Despero and the ultimate agents of destruction, the Extremists. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: SUGB02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 312pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Volume 1 is available [SUGB01. $24.99, your price $21.99] See our website for more Supergirl collections.

 

Coming in May & June

 
INNSMOUTH The Lost Drawings of Mannish Sycovia Deluxe Signed
Signed & numbered on signature plate with signed postcard! By Mannish Sycovia. Signed & numbered on bound-in signature plate, two different limited edition bookmarks, hardbound. Alaxis Press, publishers of the successful Kickstarter campaign for the 2014 graphic novel, The Leaning Girl, have teamed up with artist Mark Nelson to publish a new book in the form of a discovered volume of lost horror drawings, but actually by Mark himself. Estimated at 176 pages of full-color reproductions of the collected tonal drawings along with the artist's own diary entries, Nelson's comments, and more. Alaxis, 2017. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: INNSHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 176pg *, Duotone
$75.00

 
INNSMOUTH The Lost Drawings of Mannish Sycovia Signed
Signed postcard! By Mannish Sycovia. Alaxis Press, publishers of the successful Kickstarter campaign for the 2014 graphic novel, The Leaning Girl, have teamed up with Mark A. Nelson to publish the drawings in a new book, InnsmouthThe Lost Drawings of Mannish Sycovia. Estimated at 176 pages of full-color reproductions of the collected tonal drawings along with the artist's own diary entries, Nelson's comments, and more. Alaxis, 2017. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: INNSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 176pg *, Duotone
$30.00

 
EC ARCHIVES CRIME SUSPENSTORIES Volume 3
Collects #13-18, 1952-53. Highly Recommended. By Sid Check, Al Williamson, Graham Ingels, George Evans, Joe Orlando et al. Crime leaned a bit more in the direction of criminal activity, but really the creators and even the stories were the same wild stuff you got in the three EC horror titles. But here we do get a variety of artists, including a wonderful collaboration of Williamson and Frank Frazetta and a rare appearance of Sid Check. In fact, Williamson has two stories here. Retribution, shock endings, violent ends for bad boys and bad girls...Crime is the place to satisfy your craving for justice! Dark Horse, 2017. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: ECC03H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

See our website for all of the new EC Archives collections.

 

Rare and Out of Print

 
Berni Wrightson A Look Back
Condition: Very Good (see below). A magnificent 359 pp monograph on the graphic and comic book artist Bernie Wrightson. Lavishly produced. Profusely illustrated in color. Book includes a special introduction by Harlan Ellison. For fans of this artist, it doesn't get much better. Note: This is an out of print, used and/or rare book. It is not as-new, in "mint" condition. There is a small small dent on the front corner at the spine top. On the back cover, there are some small indentations along the spine and a 2" scrape with a touch of soiling. The front cover is quite nice and unblemished. Other than these flaws, this is in fine condition. Underwood Miller, 1991. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: RB03
Soft Cover, 9x12, 359, Partial Color
$175.00

We have just two copies of this as I write this.

This week we've started a new program: adding out of print and rare books on our website. As I've mentioned here often, my partner Anne and I have a separate business dealing in single-copies of rare books, such as the Wrightson book above. For a long time now, I've wanted to integrate those books with the new books we offer, so you can get a chance to see and buy these. We offer some of these online but we simply don't have enough time to list them all. Many we only bring to book fairs. I'm constantly buying these kinds of books, so here we finally have a way to offer them to our loyal customers.

To give you an advantage over the general public, we will NOT list these OP books online until several weeks after they have appeared on our website. You will have first chance to get these before they are gone.

Beginning shortly, we will add a new category at the top of our home page: Rare and Out of Print. We will keep inputting single copies (or, every so often, a couple copies) of books. These are not NEW and I want to make that very clear. These are used/rare books. I will describe the condition of each thoroughly, since it's rare to find such books in perfect, “mint” condition. The highest grade in the book world is generally Very Fine, followed by Fine, Very Good, Good and Fair.

I'm making an exception this week including a picture and the full description of A Look Back. Generally I will include just a title and a link to the website. Some may sell out immediately upon listing, so by the time I even write this they may be gone. Thus it isn't practical to include each book in its entirety here. As each one sells, we will take it off the site, so as not to be listing anything that's already gone.

 
 

Mature Readers

We have a fun new bargain-priced book this week, 50 Years of the Playboy Bunny. It’s a relatively classy look at these girls, in the clubs and mansions, and sometimes as featured nude in the pages of Playboy magaazine.

European publisher Goliath just gave us a one-time opportunity to pick up about 18 of their books at special discounts. This week we are listing four titles that we previously handled, at full price, now on sale. Watch Just Arrived or these emails over the next 2-3 weeks as we list the others. This week we feature Sweet Shaven Angels; Pretty Sexy Girls; Naked Dream Girls; and Hairy Pussy Beauties.

Back in stock are two titles that it took FOREVER for us to restock, Sweet 18 and Hot 19. These were out of stock for many months and we’ve just now been able to fill backorders. Act now if you want these, we might let them go rather than go through that again.

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News and Notes

Wrightson’s Ghoul Treasury has gone out of print. We were able to score some of the last copies from the publisher, IDW, and they are on the way to us now. Ditto for Uncle Scrooge Timeless Tales Volume 2, this also went unexpectedly out of print.

Artist Daniel Merriam has opened a gallery just north of San Francisco. They’ve decided not to sell their collection Taking Reality by Surprise anymore, saving copies for their own sales. they are now asking $120 for it. But while they last, we have three copies left at the original price of $79.95.

~Bud

 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Don Maitz-Illustration Magazine, Infected by Art IV, Alice in Wonderland by David Delamere, Kaluta's Star Struck Artist’s Edition, Complete Dell Comics Pogo, Hogarth's Tarzan Vol 4, Three new Phantom collections, Superman Vol 1 Golden Age Dailies

Heavy hitters this week! Don Maitz is the cover feature of the new Illustration Magazine. The art annual Infected by Art IV is impressive. The long-anticipated Alice in Wonderland by David Delemare is here at last. Kaluta gets his own Artist’s Edition for StarStruck. The Complete Dell Comics Pogo and Tarzan by Hogarth both hit Volume 4. Three new Phantom collections. And see a wartime Superman fighting Nazis in Volume 1 of his Golden Age Dailies.

Our latest catalog with Omar Rayyan's Illustration from Goblin Market on the cover, is now available for download (4mb).

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ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #55
Featuring Don Maitz. Our Highest Recommendation. The work of book cover artist extraordinaire Don Maitz, illustrated profusely with examples of his original cover paintings and with a brand-new interview by Gary Lovisi. Accompanied by dozens of gorgeous reproductions from original paintings as well as classic book covers. Then we have pen & ink artist Dan Beard, and his collaboration, c.1889, with Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Finally, the packaging illustrations of Charles Clarence Dawson, created for the line of Val-Mor products in the 40s and 50s for an exclusively black customer base. Illustrated Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: IL55
Magazine, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color
$15.00

All available volumes are listed on the website. See News and Notes about out-of-print back issues now available.

 
INFECTED BY ART Volume 4
Highly Recommended. Edited by Todd Spoor and Bill Cox. This ground-breaking collector's edition features over 300 pieces of art from the world's best fantasy, science fiction, and horror artists in a range of various media. If you like the Spectrum Annual and can't get enough...here's more, with some of the same but many new and different talents from around the world. Grand Prize winners include Donato Giancola, Linda Adair, Jeff Easley, Matthew Mrowka and sculptor Thomas Kyebler. This year's judges: Allen Williams, Erica Berkowitz, Lauren Panepinto, and Patrick Jones. Hermes, 2016...More.

Item Code: INA04H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 304pg, Full Color
$49.99 $42.50

See our website for previous Volumes 1-3. Also a deluxe hardcover of Volume 1, signed by Arthur Suydam.

 
ALICE IN WONDERLAND By David Delamare Deluxe Signed
Signed by Wendy Ice. Limited, 2000. With bookplate (for a previous book) drawn & signed by David. Highly Recommended. DAVID DELAMARE ON ILLUSTRATING ALICE: "In 2008, after painting an image for an invitational Alice in Wonderland exhibition, I found myself haunted by the characters from the book. I was working on [a] piece...when the entire cast of Wonderland characters began to shift in my mind.  Specifically, they began taking on animal masks, or perhaps, removing their human ones. The Mad Hatter, for instance appeared as a baboon and the Queen of Hearts as a warthog. Seeing those strange flashes, I was compelled to document them and the book project was born." David passed away in 2016--this is signed by his collaborator, model and wife, Wendy Ice. David drew and signed a bookplate for us for another project in 1998. This is included at no charge.

 

Wendy Ice, 2016...More.

Item Code: ALICWHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 134pg, Text/Full Color
$90.00

We actually have ten more Alice in Wonderland items, from graphic novels to art books and another illustrated version by Harry Rountree. See the website.

 
MICHAEL WM KALUTA STARSTRUCK Artist's Edition
Highly Recommended. By Michael Kaluta. Michael Kaluta is one of the most revered and versatile artists in comics and illustration. He is frequently recognized as the definitive artist of The Shadow, has been praised for his Lord of the Rings paintings, and illustrated the Metropolis novel. He was also part of the legendary artists' collective (along with Jeff Jones, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Berni Wrightson) known simply as THE STUDIO. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: MKSAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
$150.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MICHAEL KALUTA SKETCHBOOK SERIES Signed
With exclusive signed & illustrated bookplate. Highly Recommended. This collection presents all five Kaluta sketchbooks in a handsome oversized hardcover. All selected by the artist from his personal archives--a cornucopia of delightful delineations and lovely line drawings. We still had a wonderful illustrated bookplate he created for us for his Metropolis in 1995, so we asked him to sign these to accompany this new volume. This is packed with unpublished work; for John Carter and Dejah Thoris, for Carson of Venus, Conan, Fables, Sandman, Wonder Woman and much more. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: MKKSHS
Hard Cover, 9x12, 256pg, Partial Color
$49.99

 

Graphic Novels & Archives

 
THE RING OF THE SEVEN WORLDS
By Giovanni Gualdoni and Gabriele Clima. Art by Matteo Piana and Davide Turotti. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Manga all blend into this Steampunk saga about interconnected worlds at the mercy of an invasion. Seven planets link to one another by the multidimensional gates of a giant ring. But the passage to one world, Nemo, has remained sealed for three centuries, in order to confine its people after they savagely attacked the rest of the Empire. When the infamous gate reopens and unleashes the ancient enemy, Timo and Luce, two star-crossed teenagers, are caught up in a war they were not prepared to fight. Humanoids, 2016...More.

Item Code: RINSW
Soft Cover, 8x10, 244pg, Full Color
$24.95 $21.95

 
THE FOURTH POWER
Highly Recommended. By Juan Gimenez. A powerful cocktail of science fiction, humor, and social criticism written and drawn by the artist of The MetabaronsJuan Gimenez! Creating worlds like Moebius, with a style as detailed and superb as Serpieri, this is a tour-de-force epic collecting four complete graphic novels. The odyssey of Exether Mega, a beautiful young military pilot caught up in an interplanetary conflict between humans — under the banner of the Planetary United States — and the Krommiums. Moderate nudity. Humanoids, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: FOUPH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 256pg, Full Color
$39.95 $35.95

 
WALT KELLY'S POGO The Complete Dell Comics 4
Collects #7-11, 1952 Highly Recommended. Following on the heels of Hermes Press' critically acclaimed Eisner nominated reprint of Walt Kelly's Pogo stories from Animal Comics, Four Color Comics, and Pogo Possum in Walt Kelly's Pogo the Complete Dell Comics Volumes One and Two -- with Volume Three having been released late last year -- comes Volume Four of this popular strip. Hermes, 2016...More.

Item Code: WKP04H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 208pg, Full Color
$60.00 $49.95

Volumes 1-3 all remain available. See our website for more by Kelly.

 
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS TARZAN Volume 4 Tarzan and the Lost Tribes
The Complete Burne Hogarth Library, 1947-49. Highly Recommended. Illustrated by Burne Hogarth. Third of four exclusive volumes, authorized by the ERB estate, collecting the entire run by one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Hogarth's anatomy, foliage, detail, and story-telling raised the level of the Tarzan mythology to a new level. Here Tarzan is a demi-god, fearless, powerful, fast-thinking, a hero armed only with a knife and bow and arrow. Three long episodes: Tarzan and N'Ani, Tarzan on the Island of Mua-Ao, and Tarzan and the Ononoes. New intro by noted Tarzan artist Joe Jusko, with original artwork from two Sunday pages. Titan, 2017...More.

Item Code: BHT04H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 108pg, Full Color
$49.95 $44.95

The three previous volumes are all available.

 
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY by Brian Michael Bendis Volume 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? Marvel, 2016...More.

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

 
SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE DAILIES Volume 1 1942-1944
11 complete wartime episodes!! Highly 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. Superman fights the Nazis in great wartime sequences and I think we see some superb Jack Burnley artwork. 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...More.

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

 

The Phantom

 
THE PHANTOM Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 10
1950-1951. Recommended. By Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy. The daily version of The Phantom ran separately from the Sundays until the "Fathers and Sons" story line. Starting with that story, which began on February 21, 1949 and ending with "The Ape Idol of the Durugu" concluding on May 6, 1950, the continuities ran together. Volume Nine of this series offered the first three daily/Sunday continuities and Volume Ten offers the final chapter of the combined continuities together with five more complete daily continuities as the Sundays returned to their normal, separate story lines. Hermes, 2016...More.

Item Code: PH10H
Hard Cover, 12x9, 272pg, b&w
$60.00 $49.99

 
THE STORY OF THE PHANTOM Volume 1 The Ghost Who Walks
Recommended. By Lee Falk. Cover by George Wilson. A new oversized edition of the first of fifteen 1970s novels written by the man who created The Phantom and first published by Avon. "Why is he also known as The Ghost Who Walks - and The Man Who Cannot Die? Is he really 400 years old? It is whispered that he who looks upon the Phantom's unmasked face will die instantly -- in agony. Who is the Phantom? This masked hero is the nemesis of evil doers everywhere who know and fear his dreaded Sign of the Skull!" Hermes, 2016...More.

Item Code: PHA01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 160pg, Text Only
$14.99

 
THE STORY OF THE PHANTOM Volume 2 The Slave of Mucar
Recommended. By Lee Falk. Cover by George Wilson. A new oversized edition of the second of fifteen 1970s novels written by the man who created The Phantom, first published by Avon. Does the ancient abomination of slavery still exist in this age of electronics? How are slaves found for this mysterious hidden market and where do they go? What is the true and amazing identity of the sinister slave dealer? Famed artist George Wilson painted all of the covers used for the Avon series, and they are reproduced beautifully to keep all of the details from the original books intact. Hermes, 2016...More.

Item Code: PHA02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 160pg, Text Only
$14.99

See our website for all the available Phantom collections: Dailies, Sundays, Full-Size Sundays, and comic book archives.

 

Coming in April through July

 
ART OF REGINALD HEADE
Our Highest Recommendation. By Stephen James Walker. Reginald Heade is renowned amongst vintage paperback fans and collectors as the pre-eminent British pulp fiction cover artist of the 1940s and 1950s. His beautifully-rendered, erotically-charged depictions of a parade of sexy, scantily-clad young virgins and vixens – the so-called ‘Heade women', for some of whom he is rumoured to have used local ladies-of-the-night as models – are near-legendary amongst lovers of classic pin-up art; and the original books on which they appeared are now highly-sought-after rarities – in some cases, only a handful of copies are known still to survive. Telos, 2017. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: ARRHH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 168pg, Full Color
$49.00

 
TITILLATION The Vintage Pulp Magazine Pin-Up Art of Peter Driben
Recommended. Peter Driben was one of the most prolific cover artists to work on the risqué "girlie pulp" magazines that flourished in the USA between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s. This meticulously-researched, lavishly-illustrated book is a glorious celebration of his work, and an absolutely essential addition to the bookshelves of anyone with a taste for classic pin-up and magazine cover artwork. Import from England. The only other book on Driben is one of Taschen's "Tiny" books. This is his first major art book. Telos, 2017. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: TITIL
Soft Cover, 9x11, 190pg, Full Color
$39.95

 
DOOM PATROL Silver Age Omnibus
Recommended. By Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani. Gathering all of the original, offbeat adventures from the 1960s in one massive omnibus collection! This was DC's version of the X-Men--a rag-tag group as heroes. This fast-paced volume introduces The Doom Patrol, led by their wheelchair-bound chief, Niles Calder, three outcasts of society—Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Robotman—take the qualities that make them freaks and become heroes. The trio would take on bizarre menaces including General Immortus, the Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man and the Brotherhood of Evil! DC, 2017. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: DOOMPH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 1080pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

 
JAIME HERNANDEZ Studio Edition
Recommended. In this millennium, every page Hernandez draws is die-cut flawless and ready for reproduction; but it wasn't always that way. Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez collects almost 200 pages of the raw, un-retouched original art, via select stories — masterpieces, all — from the first fifty issues of the Love and Rockets comic book. These include such classic and beloved stories as “The Death of Speedy,” “Chester Square,” and “Wigwam Bam.” Fantagraphics, 2017. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: JHSTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x14, 192pg, Full Color
$150.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ The Secrets Of Life And Death Signed
Closeout Price! Illustrated & signed bookplate, 100! Recommended. By Todd Hignite. Intro by Alison Bechdel. His moving stories chronicle the lives of some of the most memorable and fully formed characters the comics form has ever seen. His female protagonists, masterfully delineated with humor, candor, and breathtaking realism, come to life. Here we go behind the scenes with highlights of his entire career, from early fanzine-style work to today. Includes a specially illustrated bookplate Jaime did for us when this was first published--limited to just 100. Abrams, 2010...More.

Item Code: ARJHS
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Partial Color
$40.00 $15.95

 
WONDER WOMAN The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 2
Collects Comic Cavalcade #5-12, Sensation Comics #5-28 and Wonder Woman #8-15. Highly Recommended. By William Moulton Marston. Wonder Woman, the best-known female superhero in the world and star of her own monthly comics, faced the evil of the Axis powers in these World War II-era tales. In these stories, Wonder Woman protects Man's World, using her bracelets and lasso of truth to stop injustice. These tales include Wonder Woman's battle to keep innocents from being drawn into a land of nightmares and sees her sending a gangster to Paradise Island to be reformed, attending a costume party to prevent a murder and much more! DC, 2017. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: WWGA02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 768pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

Volume 1 is available now.

 

Mature Readers

Two Warehouse Finds this week, books we handled quite a few years ago. There’s Necron Volume 3, an erotic romp by European artist Magnus and published by Catalan Communications, a very busy publisher back in the nineties. Second we have an even older book from the 1980s, Amanda. This reprints a highly erotic British comic strip with abundant nudity and wild situations, from another legendary publisher, Ken Pierce Books. Like its sister publication Axa, from the same publisher, this has never again been collected and is quite the expensive book on the internet.

And coming in May, we have a revised and enlarged X-rated Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s. It’s the seminal book on posters from the explosion of popular adult films in those bygone days of hippies and free love, Screw and Hustler magazines, and anything-goes Underground Comics. The movies had it all and then some.

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News and Notes

I’m sorry to report that Berni Wrightson passed away on Saturday, March 24th. He’d been fighting cancer for some time and was still doing convention appearances just a year ago, when I last saw him at a local Sacramento show. I’m so glad that I had one last chance to catch up, since we’ve casually known one another since we first met at the New York Comic Art Convention (SeulingCon) in 1970. Along with Jeff Jones, Michael Kaluta and Bruce Jones, he’d rented a room in the hotel for their own art show as up and coming new professional artists, just graduated from doing fan magazines.

Over the years I handled everything Berni did, from comics in my distribution days, to posters, portfolios, and art books. He was an artist we all loved, for his superb early years doing DC comics horror stories, then Swamp Thing, then so many projects. He was once considered the artistic successor to Frazetta, with his wonderfully detailed pen and ink style and penchant for the macabre and fantastic. And certainly to Ghastly Graham Ingels—they both loved that mad horror stuff! I just saw that his graphic novel with Stephen King, Creepshow, will be reprinted shortly. We will handle it, as we will always handle Berni’s fine work. He was one of the greats.

I just found Seven to Eternity, the graphic novel we listed a few weeks ago, was Diamond’s #1 best-selling graphic album for February. I thought it was pretty darned good, but that’s saying something—out of all the titles released. You might give it a second look. Hey, it’s only ten bucks! [SEVE01. $9.99]

Bill Schelly’s book on John Stanley: Giving Life to Little Lulu, will be oversized, I just learned--all the reproductions here will be satisfyingly larger. Bill is signing a special bookplate with a Stanley drawing, available exclusively from us. This is the very first book on the brilliant writer of Little Lulu and other cult comics. June. [JSGIVHS. $39.99]

If you are looking for out of print back issues of Illustration Magazine which we no longer list, call my partner Anne Hutchison and check in (530-273-9762). We just bought a small run of some scarce issues. I think I priced them all at $30 each.

Anne also has several of Berni’s Wrightson’s fine books, including A Look Back in softcover ($150), a signed edition or two, and the Monsters Color the Creature Book ($80 or thereabouts). On our website you’ll find Berni’s in-print work, plus his vintage Masterworks Series #3: The Macabre (the original comic book from 1983). [BWMA. $5]. It’s another warehouse find I stashed away years ago. It was published by DC Comics as a special Direct Market only title for distributor Phil Seuling. Phil also published the Monsters Color the Creature Book.

~Bud

 

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