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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Free Comic Book Day, Gary Gianni Sketchbook, The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen, Marvel’s Monsterbus 1, Reed Crandall: Illustrator of the Comics by Roger Hill.

Free Comic Book Day is here again...see the end of this listing for what you can snag with any order, while supply lasts. The generous Gary Gianni has not only produced a wonderful new sketchbook, but unasked for, he drew a small sketch in every copy. For $20! I like Hope Nicholson's latest effort, The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen. Already popular is Marvel's Monsterbus 1, chock full of Kirby monsters. And finally announced...THE long-awaited Reed Crandall: Illustrator of the Comics by Roger Hill. It's going to be a good one, no doubt about it.

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SEVEN KINGDOMS SKETCHBOOK Signed with Drawing
Signed & limited, 750! Our Highest Recommendation. By Gary Gianni. Gianni's self-published collection of sketches for the George R.R. Martin bestselling novel, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Three color prelims and 120 pencil drawings, many preliminary drawings that were never used, others changed and developed into the book's illustrations. Gary has generously done a very small pencil drawing in each of our copies. Full page as well as multiple images of swordfights, characters, encampments, a wedding, a diminutive female archer, royalty, and much more. Hieronymus Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: SEVKS
Soft Cover, 9x12, 68pg, b&w
$20.00

See our website for several more books, most signed, by Gary Gianni, including his Prince Valiant Page on sale.

 
THE SPECTACULAR SISTERHOOD OF SUPERWOMEN
Recommended. By Hope Nicholson. Think comic books can't feature strong female protagonists? Think again! Here you'll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who've populated comic books from the very beginning. And all from a woman's viewpoint, written by editor/publisher/writer Hope Nicholson (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, Brok Windsor, The Polka-Dot Pirate) who offers an entirely new take on heroines of comics in a very handsomely produced hardcover. Quirk, 2017...More.

Item Code: SPECSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x9, 240pg, Partial Color
$24.95 $21.95

See our website for other books Hope is involved with, from the hip and modern Geek Girls, to the 1940s Canadian comics collections of Nelvana, of the Northern Lights; Brok Windsor; and the Polka Dot Pirate.

 
GREAT MASTERS OF DECORATIVE ART
Sir Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Walter Crane. Recommended. By Aymer Vallance and Lewis F. Day. This beautifully done hardcover collects three special annual issues of The Art Journal,  from 1898-1900, each devoted to one of these three masters of design and illustration: Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Walter Crane. Several color plates have been added, while the rust-colored cloth cover beautifully captures the feel of the original editions, with an elaborate green and gilt embossed design. Inside every page features magnificent illustrations, and an insightful text that explores their philosophies and methods. Calla, 2017...More.

Item Code: GRMAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 32pg, Partial Color
$35.00 $29.95

See our website for other fine facsimile editions (and original compilations, like The Lost World) from Calla.

 

Comic Archives

 
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 collects Jack Kirby's monster masterworks in two astonishing Omnibus volumes! Before the Marvel's super heroes, it was the Marvel age of monsters! 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...More.

Item Code: MONS01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 872pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Complete your collection: preorder Volume 2 [MONS02H. $100, your price $85]

 
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA The Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 1
Collects #77-113, 1969-74. By Dennis O'Neil, Len Wein, Gardner Fox et al. Art by Neal Adams, Cardy, Infantino, Kane, Sekowsky et al. Roy Thomas introduces this massive collection with SIX YEARS of JLA adventures. One of the greatest eras in the history of the Justice League of America starts here. The beginning of the 1970s saw the heroes of the JLA trading in their secret New England cave hideout for the Earth-orbiting Satellite HQ. Plus, the League started expanding its lineup to include even more characters, such as the Elongated Man and the Red Tornado, and teamed up with the Justice Society and the returned Seven Soldiers of Victory. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: JLAB01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 856pg, Full Color
$99.98 $85.00

See the website for more Justice League, from Elseworlds to Silver Age Omnibus.

 
EC ARCHIVES Haunt of Fear Volume 1
Collects #1-6 (#15-17, then #4-6),1950-51. Back in stock. Recommended. Art by Johnny Craig, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Graham Ingels et al. The EC fount overfloweth! The first six issues of Haunt of Fear feature gorgeous new digital colors that use Marie Severin's original palette as a guide. This volume includes unforgettable and early stories as the crew got into the swing of doing horror, with great work by the above artists plus Al Feldstein, Harry Harrison, Jack Kamen, and Jack Davis! Multiple cool early stories by Wallace Wood, who quickly left the horror titles to others when he move to Shock Suspense and the sci-fi titles. Published in 2011. Dark Horse, 0...More.

Item Code: ECH01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

This completes the set of four volumes, all at the same discounted price. And see the other latest EC Archives.

 
THE SUPERMAN FILES
Closeout Price! Compiled by Brainiac 5. The Superman Files reveals the secret life of the man named Clark Kent and the world of the greatest superhero. It's a comprehensive account of his history, employing clippings from the Daily Planet, journal entries, surviving artifacts from Krypton, schematics for the Fortress of Solitude and other technology, files from Stryker's Island Prison, as well as hundreds of "photographs" (all handsomely drawn by a who's who list of over 300 DC artists) of Superman's enemies and allies culled from modern Superman comics. Andrews McMeel, 2017...More.

Item Code: SUPFIH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 312pg, Full Color
$75.00 $24.95

 

Pulp Fiction

 
COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE JUNGLE QUEEN Hardcover
Limited, 100. James Anson Buck, Joseph W. Musgrave For the first time under one cover, all three tales from the very rare pulp title Stories of Sheena, Queen of the Jungle as well as the story from the final issue of Jungle Stories! All the type has been reset and includes an introduction by Clark J. Holloway. Sheena was giant in the comics, lasting 165 issues in Jumbo, 18 issues of her own title, then on to television and film. But in the pulps? This is it, the entirety of her appearances in pulp fiction! Note: a hardcover editon of this at $40 is coming shortly. Altus, 2008...More.

Item Code: COMJQH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 214pg
$40.00

Also available in softcover, as announced last week [COMJQ. $19.95].

 
GREEN LAMA The Complete Pulp Adventures 2 Volume Set
Limited, 50! Recommended. By Ken Crossen. Art by V.E. Pyles. Introductions by Will Murray, Michelle Nolan, and Martin Grams, Jr. "If there existed a more bizarre pulp superhero than the Green Lama, no researcher as ever unearthed him." -Will Murray. The first of its kind, the complete adventures of pulp hero The Green Lama follows the adventures of Jethro Dumont and his aides as they battle the forces of evil in the western world. Written by Kendell Foster Crossen, it's non-stop action in the vein of The Shadow! This 14-story series is finally collected in two deluxe, oversized volumes. Each contains an introduction focusing on a different aspect of the character's life across several forms of popular media by authors Will Murray, Michelle Nolan, and Martin Grams, Jr. Each story includes all of the original pulp story illustrations as well, which are quite good. Altus, 2016...More.

Item Code: GRLD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 632pg, Text/b&w
$140.00

If you like the Green Lama, don't miss Sanctum's latest series, The Black Bat, now up to #7 [BLB01, BLB02, etc. $14.95 each].

 

Strange & Unusual

 
THEATRE OF FEAR AND HORROR The Grisly Spectacle of The Grand Guignol of Paris 1897-1962
By Mel Gordon. From the author of Voluptuous Panic comes the expanded edition of a classic outré book, first published in 1988 and now long out of print. We have never before handled it. "Bloodcurdling shrieks, fiendish schemes, deeds of darkness, mayhem and mutilation..." An illustrated introduction to the bizarre and grisly theater of Paris, stage tricks,100 plot summaries, extensive photo documentation, André de Lord's essay, “Fear in Literature,” and two originally produced Grand Guignol scripts.  Feral House, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: THEFE
Soft Cover, 7x10, 220pg, Text/Partial Color
$24.95

 
AURORA MODEL KITS
Updated & Revised Third Edition, with Polar Lights, Moebius, & Atlantis. Thomas Graham. Hollywood movie monsters are enduring pop culture standards. Kids and adults around the world recognize Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, and the Mummy. Although monsters are Aurora's most famous products, the company created model kits of all varieties, including historic sailing ships, sports cars, moon rockets, military and commercial aircraft, TV stars, comic book heroes and heroines, wildlife scenes, knights, and much more. Over 500 color photographs plus complete price guides. Schiffer, 2017...More.

Item Code: AURMK
Soft Cover, 8x11, 200pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

 

Warehouse Find

 
TWIN EARTHS 4 & 5 Set
Closeout Price! Warehouse find, 1992-93. Includes issues #4-5. Highly Recommended. By Oskar Lebeck. Art by Alden McWilliams. Twin Earths is an American science fiction comic strip that ran in Sunday and daily newspapers from 1952 until 1963. The story told of another Earth, in the same orbit as our planet but on the opposite side of the sun, whose scientifically advanced civilization is 92% women. Beautiful women! This is packed with flying saucers and McWilliams was a master at drawing them, along with all kinds of future-world techology. And beautiful ladies. A fan favorite strip, which was handsomely collected in a long series of thick softcovers, of which these are a part. Susor, 0...More.

Item Code: TWIRTHP
Soft Cover, 8x11, 198pg, b&w
$6.95

See our website for remaining Warehouse Finds, all in limited quantities.

 

Blemished Books

 
VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES Volume 15 Hurt
Closeout Price! Collects #104-112, 1982-83. Art by Sanjulian, Leopold Sanchez, Jose Ortiz, Rudy Nebres et al. This edition of Vampirella Archives features a wealth of bonus materials from a bygone era, including the "Feary Tales" feature on urban legends, the monthly "Scarlet Letters" column, "Vampi's Vault" of creator biographies and literary reviews, and intact vintage advertisements. Dynamite, 2016. . Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: VAM15HR
Hard Cover, 8x11, 264pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $24.99

 
THE COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE Volume 1 Hurt
Closeout Price! Dailies & Sundays, 1924-27. Recommended. By Harold Gray. The strip debuted in 1924 and here are the complete daily strips through 1927, featuring the trials and tribulations of the kid with a heart of gold and a quick left hook. Includes biographical essay by Jeet Heer and a wonderfully quirky set of the first Sunday pages. Annie rode the rails with tramps and hobos, outwitted tommy-gun wielding gangsters and much more! IDW, 2008. . Note: These copies have bumped corners and/or torn dust jackets....More.

Item Code: CL01HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 384pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $19.99

 
THE COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE Volume 2 Hurt
Closeout Price! Dailies & Sundays, 1927-29. Recommended. By Harold Gray. Containing 1,000 comics featuring America's spunkiest kid! This is the complete daily strips October 1927 to December 1929, featuring the incredible trials and tribulations of the kid with a heart of gold and a quick left hook. Gray wrote this strip for 44 years and put his spunky orphan through a world of trouble--she rode the rails with tramps and hobos, outwitted tommy-gun wielding gangsters, saved family farms from rapacious bankers and more! IDW, 2008. . Note: These copies have slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: CL02HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 384pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $19.99

 
THE COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE Volume 4 Hurt
Closeout Price! Dailies & Sundays, 1932-33. Recommended. By Harold Gray. Containing 1,000 comics featuring America's spunkiest kid! This is the complete daily and Sunday strips January 1932 to July 1933, featuring the incredible trials and tribulations of the kid with a heart of gold and a quick left hook. Daddy Warbucks takes a new wife, Annie is in the clutches of the Sisters of Suppression, and the kid is destined for adventures in Cosmic City. IDW, 2009. . Note: These copies have bumped corners and/or torn dust jackets....More.

Item Code: CL04HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 280pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $24.99

 
MISS FURY Sensational Sundays 1941-1944 Hurt
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Tarpe Mill, edited by Trina Robbins. Reprinting every Miss Fury Sunday page from the beginning in April 1941 through April 1944 (where the companion volume picks up), we learn the origins of Miss Fury and her skin-tight panther costume--complete with its sharp claws on her hands and feet! By day, she was socialite Marla Drake--by night, the costumed adventuress Miss Fury. These early exploits introduce all of the memorable characters who remained in the strip for the rest of the decade. IDW, 2013. . Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: MIFUHR
Hard Cover, 10x12, 184pg, Full Color
$49.99 $24.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MISS FURY Sensational Sundays 1944-49
Highly Recommended. By Tarpe Mills, edited by Trina Robbins. Catfights and cross dressers, mad scientists and Gestapo agents with swastika branding irons--it's one lurid and exciting adventure after another in this lavish, full-color collection of the first female superhero created and drawn by a woman. Miss Fury was a sexy adventurer clad in a skin-tight panther costume. By day, she was socialite Marla Drake. By night, she became Miss Fury. This strip ran from 1941 until 1952 and had millions of readers, among them GIs who painted the beautiful action heroine on the nosecones of their bombers. IDW, 2011...More.

Item Code: MIFH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 232pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Very limited numbers of each of these are available. For more discounted “Hurt” books, including more Vampi and Annie volumes, see our website.

 

Coming in July & August

 
REED CRANDALL ILLUSTRATOR OF THE COMICS
Highly Recommended. By Roger Hill. From the 1940s to the ‘70s, Reed Crandall brought a unique and masterful style to American comic art. Using an illustrator's approach on everything he touched, Crandall gained a reputation as the “artist's artist” through his skillful interpretations of Golden Age super-heroes Doll Man, The Ray, and Blackhawk (his signature character); horror and sci-fi for the legendary EC Comics line; Warren Publishing's Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing CombatTHUNDER Agents and Edgar Rice Burroughs characters; and even Flash Gordon for King Features. TwoMorrows, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: REEDCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 256pg, Full Color
$49.95 $39.95

See our website for the upcoming Reed Crandall EC Artist's Edition.

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
EC FAN-ADDICT #2 FANZINE
Privately published in 2012. Highly Recommended. Publisher Roger Hill was closely associated with legendary EC fanzine Squa Tront--here he carries on that grand tradition. New, previously unseen artwork and new information about the EC talent: entirely new details on artist Sid Check, Frazetta's youth and first work, Al Feldstein on EC's 3D, the rare Buster Crabbe adventure comics, Al Williamson. Roger Hill, 2012...More.

Item Code: ECF02
Soft Cover, 8x11, 70pg, Text/b&w
$20.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
EC FAN-ADDICT #3 FANZINE Our Highest Recommendation. By Roger Hill. Remember the days of fabulous, high quality fanzines like Squa Tront, filled with fascinating new information about EC artists, and never-before-seen artwork. Well, look no more, long-time fan Roger Hill brings it all back: new information about Max Gaines' death, amazing details about the unsung Sid Check and his work with Frazetta and others, Roy Krenkel memoirs by Angelo Torres and Al Williamson! Roger Hill, 2015...More.

Item Code: ECF03
Soft Cover, 8x11, 71pg, Partial Color
$20.00

 
PLANET OF THE APES ARCHIVE Volume 1
Terror on the Planet of the Apes. By Doug Moench. Art by Mike Ploog, Tom Sutton and Herb Trimpe. Collected for the first time ever, and remastered in prestigious archival hardcover, this classic series follows two friends—man and ape—on the run from the law. Renowned writer Doug Moench (Batman), the visionary co-creator of DC Comics' fan-favorite villain Bane and Marvel's Moon Knight, joined forces with legendary artists Mike Ploog (Ghost Rider), Tom Sutton (Doctor Strange), and Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk) in this timeless tale of two unlikely friends coming together for the adventure of a lifetime. BOOM!, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: PLAA01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 400pg, Full Color
$49.99 $42.50

 
FLASH GORDON DAN BARRY SUNDAYS Volume 1 The Death Planet
Recommended. By Dan Barry. Following the death of Mac Raboy in 1968, Dan Barry took over production of the Sunday Flash Gordon strip. This collection, the first ever, features the first three years of a run that would last for nearly five, from The Return of Chameleon 1/14/68, to Radiation Giants in 12/26/71. Barry took over the dailies in the 1950s and those are often works of art, beginning with strips that collaborated with Frank Frazetta and Harvey Kurtzman in the early 1950s. Titan, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: FGS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x10, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 
RED SONJA BY AMANDA CONNER Statue
By Amanda Conner. If you love comic book heroines, you undoubtedly love Amanda Conner, whose illustrations have brought Harley Quinn, Vampirella, Power Girl, and (of course) Red Sonja to life! This fan-favorite comic book artist's vision of the She-Devil with a Sword comes into three dimensions with this hand-painted, limited edition resin statue! Based on Conner's cover artwork to Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1, the statue, sculpted by Jason Smith, measures approximately 7 1/2 inches high, and stands on a 3 inch wide base. Dynamite, 2017. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: REDSAC
7.5" tall, Full Color
$149.99

 

Free Comic Book Day

 

May 6th: Free Comic Book Day!

From the time you read this until they are gone, we are including these free for the asking with any order. You can pick two with any size order, 3 with an order of $25 or more, and FIVE (5) with an order of $50 or more.

Please, stick with one copy per, not multiples of the same issue. We were not thrilled by the selection of NEW Free Comic Book Day offerings available to us--so I dug into our backroom and turned up these vintage titles. If we run out, we'll substitute in the next best issue.

 

FIRST KINGDOM #1.

PUBLISHER Bud Plant Inc.
PUBLISH DATE 1975
PRINT STATUS Out of Print
BINDING Soft Cover
DIMENSIONS 8x11
# PAGES 32pg
COLOR b&w

 

 

FIRST KINGDOM #8.

PUBLISHER Bud Plant Inc.
PUBLISH DATE 1977
BINDING Soft Cover
DIMENSIONS 8x11
# PAGES 32pg

 

 

FIRST KINGDOM #11.

PUBLISHER Bud Plant Inc.
PUBLISH DATE 1979
PRINT STATUS Out of Print
BINDING Soft Cover
DIMENSIONS 8x11
# PAGES 28pg
COLOR b&w

 

 

ZORRO MATANZAS!.

PUBLISHER Image Comics.
PUBLISH DATE 1999
PRINT STATUS Out of Print
BINDING Soft Cover
DIMENSIONS 5x8
# PAGES 8pg
COLOR b&w

 

 

ELFQUEST #17.

PUBLISHER Warp
PUBLISH DATE 1983
PRINT STATUS Out of Print
BINDING Soft Cover
DIMENSIONS 8x11
# PAGES 40pg
COLOR b&w

 

 

ELFQUEST #18.

PUBLISHER Warp
PUBLISH DATE 1984
PRINT STATUS Out of Print
BINDING Soft Cover
DIMENSIONS 8x11
# PAGES 40pg
COLOR b&w

 

 

ELFQUEST #19.

PUBLISHER Warp.
PUBLISH DATE 1984
PRINT STATUS Out of Print
BINDING Soft Cover
DIMENSIONS 8x11
# PAGES 40pg
COLOR b&w

 

 

TWIN EARTHS #5.

PUBLISHER Susor
PUBLISH DATE 1983
PRINT STATUS Out of Print
BINDING Soft Cover
DIMENSIONS 8x11
# PAGES 50pg
COLOR b&w

 

 

Mature Readers

There is something very appealing about Shannon Brookes' vintage but modern erotic photography. From a Bettie Page look-alike to blonde bomshells, from a peeking nipple here to stunningly bare bottoms there. She captures girls who love to dress up, in vintage lingerie, in wigs, in heels and stockings. And “vamp” is what this is all about, good girls too good to be true, and bad girls with dark schemes.

Two of her books are now in stock, both handsome deluxe productions, both signed: Girls by Shannon Brooke and Stocking Seams and Lipstick Queens.

From the busy Mel Gordon comes a new collection about the debauchery of Paris, from 1920 to the end of of the Nazi occuplation in 1946. Like his similar book Voluptuous Panic, which looks at seamy life in Berlin, this one examines the Paris highlife, starring hookers and cabaret girls, debauched plays and lives of careless sexual abandon. Horizontal Collaboration looks at the erotic world of Paris in the 1920s, 30s and early 40s. Gordon also wrote Theatre of Fear and Horror, listed above.

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