Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pre-Code Classics: Lars of Mars and Worlds of Fear 1, Jim Aparo’s Complete Phantom, Jim Thompson’s Killer Inside Me, Terry Moore Sketchbook, Hogan’s Alley, Sale Items, Blemished Books

Two outstanding new Pre-Code Classics: Lars of Mars and Worlds of Fear 1. Jim Aparo’s Complete Phantom. Jim Thompson’s Killer Inside Me. A new Terry Moore Sketchbook and, a once-a-year treat, the new Hogan’s Alley. Plus new Sale Items and a nice new batch of blemished books at half cover price.

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PRE-CODE CLASSICS Lars of Mars/Crusader from Mars/Eerie Adventures
Collects Lars of Mars #10-11, 1951, Crusader from Mars #1-2,1952, and Eerie Adventures #1, 1951. Highly Recommended. By Jerry Siegel. Art by Murphy Anderson, Bob Powell, Gerald McCann, Allen Anderson (covers) et al. Written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Murphy Anderson, it's the prototype of Adam Strange, complete with jet-pack (and a look-alike for Captain Comet)--this is the real McCoy. Anderson was by this time a master of science fiction, having honed his skills in Planet Comics and already the principal artist for DC's Strange Adventures and Mystery In Space. Publisher Ziff-Davis had deep pockets and could hire the best, and these are three of their classics. Wonderful pulp-style painted covers by Allen Anderson, the #1 cover artist for the Planet Stories pulps! PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCLMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color

Limited, 1700! Collects #1-5, 1951-53. Highly Recommended. By Bernard Baily, George Evans, Sekowsky, Powell et al. From Fawcett, it's 1952 and the best artists in the studio were working hard to outdo the competition over at EC Comics. Sheldon Moldoff, Bernard Baily (with some killer covers), Bob Powell (four top-drawer stories), George Evans (in his best EC style), Mike Sekowsky, Moe Marcus, Bob McCarty (under-rated but fine arist), Harry Harrison (Wally Wood's studio-mate and collaborator) and painter Norman Saunders! Lurid, fun horror and sci-fi. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCWOF01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg

See our website for many more Pre-Code classics, including quite a few that remain on sale at just $19.95 while supplies last: Planet Comics, Frankenstein, Harvey Horror titles, The Heap, Web of Evil, Phantom Lady, Strange Fantasy et al. These are selling out. For instance, the three volumes of Sheena were on sale but those sold out and they are back to full price. Only one Rulah remains in stock at $19.95, Volume 3. Others are cover price.

The Phantom #31-38, 1969-70. By Jim Aparo. The great Jim Aparo got his first big break with Charlton Comics and did stand-out work on The Phantom, which garnered him praise throughout the industry. Now for the first time, all of Aparo's Phantom stories and covers are collected. Seven stories in all, this volume also contains Aparo covers for stories created by other artists as well. To top it all off there are extensive selections of his original art on the feature as well as an extensive essay and documentary materials. Don't miss it! Hermes, 2016...More.

Item Code: PHJAH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 176pg, Full Color
$49.99 $42.50

See our website for more collections with Jim Aparo's work, and also much more with The Phantom.


Graphic Novels

By Devin Faraci. Art by Vic Malhotra. Introduction by Stephen King. Jim Thompson's brutal and wildly popular novel comes to life in this graphic noir-novel! In The Killer Inside Me, Thompson went where few have dared, giving us a pitch-black glimpse into the mind of the American serial killer years before Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Brett Easton Ellis' American Psycho, in the novel that will forever be known as the master performance of one of the greatest crime novelists of all time. Here's a cop who brutally murders hookers and anyone else who gets in his way... IDW, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: JTKILL
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

New softcover edition. Highly Recommended. By Grant Morrison. Art by Yanick Paquette. From the masterful minds of Grant Morrison (Final Crisis, The Multiversity) and Yanick Paquette (Swamp Thing, Batman, Inc.) comes the most provocative origin of Wonder Woman you've ever seen--a wholly unique retelling that still honors her origins. In a superlative style that reminds us of Terry Dodson and Adam Hughes. Really, this is beautifully drawn and innovatively laid out. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: WWE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$16.99 $14.99

This is also available in hardcover [WWE01H. $22.99, your price $19.99].


Other New Items

HOGAN'S ALLEY Magazine #21
Recommended. An ultra-rare, long, previously unpublished interview from 1937 with the legendary George Herriman, creator of the venerated Krazy Kat. Herriman, who famously disliked talking about himself, talks about many of his famous colleagues as well as how he sees his place in the comic strip business! Then, it's deep inside the archives of MAD magazine's Jack Davis and a look at never before published work. William Shakespeare in Peanuts! Wally Wood's advertising work, rarely known today. Bull Moose, 2017...More.

Item Code: HA21
Soft Cover, 8x11, 144pg, b&w


Warehouse find, 1998. Highly Recommended. This issue features Krazy Kat, Hal Foster and interviews with Disney legend Marc Davis, Gasoline Alley's Jim Scancarelli and Barry Windsor-Smith, with reproductions of his then-current Freebooters. He talks about storytelling specifically, and constructing the comic book page to best carry the tale forward. Plus much more. The Hal Foster piece examines artist Howard Pyle's influence on Foster in a unique essay. Also Clare Brigg's Real Folks at Home, cartoonists doing advertising, and lots more. Original cover price. Bull Moose, 1998...More.

Item Code: HA05
Soft Cover, 8x11, 144pg, b&w

TERRY MOORE 2017 Sketchbook Signed
Signed! Boldly signed on the inside front cover, below a picture of Katchoo. Never-before-seen convention drawings of our Strangers in Paradise stars (one as Batgirl and Robin, another as Xena), full face and bust-up drawings, some nice action shots, arm-wrestling with Batman, nice graveyard scene. Nice shot with Poison Ivy, two starring Spider-Gwen. Lots of pin-up poses. Terry Moore, 2017...More.

Item Code: TM17S
Soft Cover, 6x8, 24pg, b&w

Terry's 2016 sketchbook is also still available [TM16S. $10].Also in stock is his signed, complete hardcover Rachel Rising Omnibus, [RROHS. $75] the supernatural/horror graphic novel he wrote and drew right after he finished Strangers in Paradise [CSTP01S. $10.00].

COMICS REVUE PRESENTS The Phantom April 2017
Phantom cover. Recommended. By Russ Manning, Stan Lynde, Warren Tufts et al. Includes 12 pages of Sundays plus Steve Canyon Sundays (in sequence with dailies), all in color. Complete stories in this issue are The Phantom by Falk and McCoy from 1952; Taran by John Celardo, and Sir Bagby by R&D Hackney. Plus Tarzan by Russ ManningRick O'Shay by Stan Lynde (the  conclusion of a two-part storyline with Rick on a serious and dangerous manhunt), Flash Gordon by Harry HarrisonGasoline Alley by Dick MooresAlley Oop by V. T. HamlinSteve Canyon by Milton Caniff, and Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts. Manuscript Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: CR0417
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color

See our website for back issues of this bi-monthly, nine more issues going back to October, 2015.

Limited, 5,200! Design by Ant Lucia. Sculpted by Tim Miller. Raven, the most mysterious member of the Teen Titans, is reimagined in this new Bombshells statue--and she's ready to cast her next spell, sporting a sexy blue costume and fish-net stockings, startling cleavage, nicely detailed face and horned tiara. Numbered from 5200 (or less) edition. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: DCBR
10.5" tall, Full Color

See the website for more Bombshells statues, graphic novels and other material.


Rare and Out of Print


I have a growing stack of books to get online and hope by the time you read this to have more proofed and uploaded. Any books remaining unsold after two weeks will go out in our Newsletter, which is the print version of our weekly email for our non-internet customers. So you online folks get first shot but the window is only so big.

See the website home page for the latest additions, under the new category Rare and Out of Print.

Coming up: Sorayama’s Gynoids, Art of Jack Kirby signed limited, Matania’s Great Stories from History, Betty Page Book Two, Playboy’s Little Annie Fanny (first printing), a signed Bettie Page: Life of a Pin-Up Legend, Jeff Jones Age of Innocence signed/limited and more.


Blemished Books

STEVE CANYON Volume 1 1947-48 Hurt
Closeout Price! Horizons Unlimited. Recommended. By Milton Caniff. Steve Canyon like you've never seen it before--reproduced directly from Milton Caniff's personal set of syndicate proofs! This is the definitive edition of Caniff's famous flyboy, featuring every Sunday in color and the daily strips in their original, uncropped versions. More than 700 comics in this epic tome, here from the beginning in 1947 through 1948. Special introduction by publisher Dean Mullaney and a long, illustrated look at Canyon's origins in "Rembrandt Begins His Masterpiece" by Bruce Canwell! IDW, 2012. Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: SC01HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 336pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $24.99

STEVE CANYON Volume 5 1955-56 Hurt
Closeout Price! Taps for 'Shanty' Town. Recommended. By Milton Caniff. Milton Caniff's square-jawed hero is back in the Orient and crossing paths with old friends and new enemies. Plenty of adventure on land, sea, and air. Air Ace and beauty Doe Redwood and young damsel in distress Holly Hall reappear, Starlet Savannah Gay is still after Steve, but hard-luck, lady-in-love Summer Olson is here too. Also: hard-driven General "Shanty" Town, Major "Torry" Torr, Mayor Straw, and Steve's Kissin' Cousin Poteet. Meanwhile Happy Easter returns stateside and ends up having a Gay old time on the Savannah. IDW, 2015. Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: SC05HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 336pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $24.99

Closeout Price! Dailies & Sundays, 1941-42. Edited by Max Allan Collins. The master detective meets The Mole. This contains over 500 comic strips, from January 1941 through September 1942. Gould's heroic creation and his motley stable of villains continue to be entertaining and fun. Lots of small time crimes and small time crooks, including Steve the tramp, Littleface Finny, The Mole and the gangsters Stooge Viller and Trigger Doom. Beautiful women were many, including Clara Ortin (the Lovely Clara), Ginger Ferret and others. IDW, 2009. Note: These copies have bumped corners and slightly torn dust jackets....More.

Item Code: CC07HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 288pg, b&w
$39.99 $19.99

Closeout Price! Dailies & Sundays, 1951-53. By Chester Gould. The crazy Crewy Lou's has kidnapped Dick and Tess's newborn baby, Bonny Braids. Sparkle Plenty's new best friend, "Little Wings," ominously begins to glow in the dark! Gould ramps up the violence and death traps, introduces more inventions (closed circuit surveillance and the first broadcast police line-up), and more Cra-a-zy characters. IDW, 2012. Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: CC14HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 280pg, b&w
$39.99 $19.99

Closeout Price! Dailies & Sundays, 1956-57. Recommended. By Chester Gould. Gould ups the ante in his assault on juvenile delinquency in the startling conclusion to the Flattop Jr. saga. The squad room becomes co-ed when Lizz permanently joins the cast. Here are new crazed villains, including the gymnastic murderesses, the Kitten Sisters; killer con men, the Clipso Brothers; two different spouse slayers; a notorious counterfeiter; and a "blind" drug pusher. IDW, 2014. Note: These copies have bumped corners and slightly torn dust jackets....More.

Item Code: CC17HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 272pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $19.99

HAL FOSTER Prince of Illustrators, Father of the Adventure Strip Hurt
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Brian M. Kane. Introduction by James Bama. In the first comprehensive biography of Hal Foster (1892-1982), author Kane examines the 70-year career of one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century. Included are more than 100 photographs of Foster, his family and friends, as well as a 16-page color section. Vanguard, 2001. Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: HALFR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 208pg, Partial Color
$24.95 $12.95

Closeout Price! Collects #9-12. By Mark Rahner. Art by Jethro Morales. Covers by Jay Anacleto. She's faced the cannibal Thark, Voro, and he's dead. She's stopped his plot to terrorize Helium and destroy the peace between red and green people. Now, consumed with survivor's guilt, Dejah Thoris does something beyond reckless: joins a team of Thark warriors formerly under Voro's command for a suicide mission. Dynamite, 2014. Mature Readers. strong>Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: DEJG03R
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$16.99 $8.99

BATMAN The War Years 1939-1945 Hurt
Closeout Price! 20+ Complete Stories--and far more! By Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang et al. Edited by Roy Thomas. The first in a new series (with Superman and Wonder Woman) featuring new compilations of carefully chosen, vintage comic books from the early years. Here's Batman dealing with Nazis and saboteurs during WW2. The early Batplane, The Joker, Robin's first appearance, classic all-time great covers.... Chartwell, 2015. Note: These copies may have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: BATWYHR
Hard Cover, 8x11, 299pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.99

Closeout Price! They own the darkness, feeding on the blood of the innocent, sleeping in the earth away from the killing sunlight. The children of the grave. The undead. Vampires. A legend as compelling and disquieting today as in its primal origins, vampire lore continues to influence and inspire the creative vision of writers and artists around the globe. Featuring an international lineup of some of comics' greatest talents, including Bryan Talbot, Philippe Caza, Benoit Springer, David Lloyd, Mike Mignola, Tommy Lee Edwards, Richard Marazano, Gary Gianni, Yoann and Sfar, and others. Dark Horse, 2002. Mature Readers. Note: These copies have minor bumps and dings...More.

Item Code: VAMPIHR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 48pg, Partial Color
$14.95 $7.95

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Bill Karp. Art by Al Taliaferro. From the Disney Vaults--the original Donald Duck color Sunday comics collected in a book series for the very first time! And with brilliant, bright, wonderful reproduction!! After a try-out as part of the Silly Symphonies series, Donald was given his own Sunday comics page in late 1939 and it became an instant hit. This premiere volume includes more than three full years of rare Sundays. IDW, 2016. Note: These copies have bumped corners and slightly torn or creased dust jackets....More.

Item Code: WDDS01HR
Hard Cover, 12x9, 168pg, Full Color
$49.99 $24.99

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Bill Karp. Art by Al Taliaferro. It's not Barks, but Al Taliaferro's work is superb, giving us so much personality and fun from Donald, Daisy, Granma, and especially those rambunctious kids. But Donald is usually trying to outsmart someone or something, and he just never seems to win the battle of wits. Classic!! And beautifully reproduced with bright, vibrant colors true to the original strips. From deep in the Disney Vaults, three more complete years of Sunday page fun--every full color page from January 1943 through December 1945. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: WDDS02HR
Hard Cover, 12x9, 168pg, Full Color
$49.99 $24.99

We have just a few copies of each of these, some as few as 4 or 5. See our website under “Hurt” in the Advanced Search/Titles for all available “hurt” books. Still available are The Definitive Flash Gordon, Polly and Her Pals, Vampirella Archives, Rip Kirby, The Art of Jose Gonzalez, Walt Kelly's Fairy Tales, Nikopol Trilogy, Origins of Comics et al.


Sale Books


Bob Powell's Complete Jet Powers  $49.99 sale $24.95 -- BOBJH
Brom Lost Gods $27.99 sale $14.99 -- BRLGH
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Art by Nino Carbé. $40.00 sale $22.95 -- FRASH
Jon Arfstrom 2016 Exhibition Catalog $10.00 sale $5.99 -- JONAR
Rook Volume 1 Save Yourself $14.99 sale $8.99 -- ROOK01
Wally Wood Torrid Tales of Romance sc $24.95 sale $14.95 -- WWET
Wally Wood Jungle Adventures with Jim King & Animan sc $24.95 sale $14.95 -- WWJA
Wally Wood Jungle adventures with Jim King & Animan dlx $69.95 sale $45.00 -- WWJAD


Coming in September

Signed and numbered! By Joe DeVito. A large format, illustrated novel that explores the history of "the Kongs" and the culture on Skull Island. In development for 25 years, first off is a 95,000 word novel about the hidden history of the Tagatu civilization, the origins of the mighty Kongs, what happened on the island after the arrival of the first humans, and the war between humans and the island's saurian denizens and Kongs. Also a 30,000 word novella about Carl Denham after Kong's death. Plus a lavishly illustrated sketchbook and full color Skull Island art gallery. Joe DeVito, 2017. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: KIKOHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, Full Color

We asked Joe if he had any plans to do this in any other format than this limited edition. Here is his reply:

“The Limited Edition King Kong of Skull Island book will be the only place that package will ever be sold. The Limited Edition run for Kong is not set in stone yet, but most likely it will be no more than 500 (600 tops) copies. If it does appear in Hardcover or Softcover form [later on down the line], it will be an altered version, most likely in a smaller size with no slipcase.

See our website for all currently available King Kong items, including the new graphic novel, Kong of Skull Island, and King Kong vs Tarzan.


Mature Readers

Here are the last three Editions Reuss nude photograph books: Hairy Pussy Girls Volumes 1 and 2, and Sexy Lingerie Girls. Quantities on these are very limited. See our website under Edition Reuss for the rest of the new sale books, all now at $29.95.
Also this week we have two variant covers of a new Cavewoman: Destination Jungle. One is by our favorite Playboy artist Dean Yeagle, a lovely new interpretation of young Meriem. The other is by Budd Root and features not one but two topless ladies. See our website for all available Cavewoman titles, and also for all of Dean Yeagle’s fun books.

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