Thursday, May 25, 2017

Monsters & Dames from Emerald City Comic-Con, Back to the Stone Age, Superman, Conan, Tom Corbett, cool new sale books, Dinomania, Willie and Joe, Cartoons For Victory

New this week!

The new Monsters & Dames edition from the Emerald City Comic-Con is a favorite annual event and our favorite book this week. Back to the Stone Age is the first new Grosset & Dunlap Burroughs edition in 75 years, limited to 350. Superman and Conan have new Omnibus editions. Tom Corbett is here, and several very cool new sale books, including Dinomania, Willie and Joe, and Cartoons For Victory, with an Eisner-art bookplate. Download our latest catalog, at the printers now, with a pin-up cover by Reginald Heade.

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Numbered & limited to 1000. Highly Recommended. Cover by Terry and Rachel Dodson. Cover by Terry & Rachel Dodson. The biggest art book ever for the show, featuring over 88 pieces of stunning Monsters & Dames artwork, all done exclusively as a fund raiser for the Emerald City Comic-con, and available only from ourselves. Limited to 1000 individually numbered copies, a full-color, 9x12 inch hardcover art book featuring contributions from guests and artists including Ben Templesmith, Brett Bean, Geof Darrow & Dave Stewart, Gerhard, Elias Chatzoudis et al. ECCC, 2016...More.

Item Code: MNST17H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 88pg, Full Color

Emerald City Comicon Artbook. Limited, 1,000! Signed Bookplate! Highly Recommended. Cover by Fiona Staples. 70 pieces of stunning artwork in full color, drawn especially for this convention art book. This is one of our favorite books each year, like a convention sketchbook but with entirely finished work, with artists all doing their very best to outdo their fellow contributors. Bobby Chiu, Cody Vrosh, Daxiong, Teryl Whitlach (whose signed bookplate we include), Jason Howard, Kei Acedera, Mike Huddleston, Peter Bagge, Peter Nguyen, Phil Foglio, Amy Mebberson, Loraine McLees et al. ECCC, 2016...More.

Item Code: MNST16H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 72pg, Full Color

Almost Gone! Emerald City Comicon Artbook. Limited, 1,000! Highly Recommended. Cover by Mark Brooks. The annual from Emerald City Comic-Con is back with another mind-blowing 80 pages of ALL-NEW, awesome artwork! And we are virtually the only source for the last copies not sold at the show. Full color work by David Coleman, Daxiong, Paul Guinan, Mike Mignola, David Petersen, Dave Stewart, Bruce Timm, Skottie Young, and dozens more. ECCC, 2015. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: MNST15H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 80pg, Full Color

Still available, we have just six copies of 2009 [MNSTH.], seven copies of 2012 [MNST12H] and just five of
2014, which are slightly bumped “hurt” copies [MNST14HR.] These are all out of print. All other years are sold
out. All are $30 each.

See our website for more by Terry Dodson: Muse (signed), Red One Vol 1 and 2, Harley Quinn graphic
novels and statues, Princess Leia, and his sketchbooks, Bombshells Two [signed: BOM02H. $30] and
Masquerade [signed: MASQS. $15].

Limited, 350. Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cover by Bob Eggleton, art by John Coleman Burroughs. The first new authentic Grosset & Dunlap edition in 75 years. Printed letterpress from the original printing plates in an edition of 350, with a wrap-round cover by John Coleman Burroughs, a fold-out 15x20 inch color map of Pellucidar, black cloth slipcase, color endpapers and 8 newly colored plates, belly band, and die cut color bookmark. After the events in Tarzan at the Earth's Core, the great dirigible 0-220 sailed back out of Pellucidar through the polar opening. But they left behind one long-lost member of the original crew who'd sailed in with Jason Gridley and Tarzan to the rescue of David Innes. That man was Lieutenant von Horst, and this is the story of his adventures! Grosset & Dunlap, 2015...More.

Item Code: BACSEH
Hard Cover, 5x8, 318pg, Text/Full Color

Limited, 350. Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cover and interior art by John Coleman Burroughs. The first new authentic Grosset & Dunlap edition in 75 years. Printed letterpress from the original printing plates in an edition of 350, with a wrap-round cover by John Coleman Burroughs, a fold-out 15x20 inch color map of Pellucidar, black cloth slipcase, color endpapers and 8 newly colored plates, belly band, and die cut color bookmark. After the events in Tarzan at the Earth's Core, the great dirigible 0-220 sailed back out of Pellucidar through the polar opening. But they left behind one long-lost member of the original crew who'd sailed in with Jason Gridley and Tarzan to the rescue of David Innes. That man was Lieutenant von Horst, and this is the story of his adventures! Grosset & Dunlap, 2015...More.

Item Code: BACSOH
Hard Cover, 5x8, 318pg, Text/Full Color

See the website for more Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan, Dejah Thoris, and At the Earth's Core.


Comic Book Archives

CONAN OMNIBUS Volume 2 City of Thieves
Highly Recommended. By Kurt Busiek, Timothy Truman and Mike Mignola. Art by Cary Nord, Michael Kaluta and Tomas Giorello. Dark Horse's critically acclaimed Conan, now available in an affordable, value-priced omnibus! An amazing 472 pages of excellent stories, showcasing the conclusion of writer Kurt Busiek and artist Cary Nord's groundbreaking work on the series. I began reading these as they appeared and was very impressed. Plus the inaugurations of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello. Includes adaptations of "The Tower of the Elephant," "The Hall of the Dead," and "Rogues in the House." Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: COOM02
Soft Cover, 7X10, 472pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

CONAN OMNIBUS Volume 1 Birth of the Legend
2003-2008. Highly Recommended. By Kurt Busiek. Art by Cary Nord, Greg Ruth, Thomas Yeates et al. An affordable omnibus format collecting some of the best Conan comics ever, and I don't say that lightly. Cary Nord is a brilliant artist, and these new adaptions of the classic Robert E. Howard stories are a joy to read. This was one of the very few contemporary series I was following as they appeared from Dark Horse.This begins with Conan's birth and youth--stories include "Born on the Battlefield," "The Frost Giant's Daughter," "God in the Bowl", and new stories, too! Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: COOM01
Soft Cover, 7X10, 472pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

SUPERMAN The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 4
Action #66-85, Superman #25-33 and World's Finest #11-17, 1943-45. Highly Recommended. By Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, with Jack Burnley and others. The Man of Tomorrow aids in a government housing project, gets tricked by the Prankster, matches wits with the Thinker, solves a series of house robberies and much, much more! The original adventures of the Man of Steel from the 1940s, some collected for the first time--and all in a massive 760-page hardcover! Here we still have a more earth-bound Superman. He still battles social injustice and political corruption, fighting for the common man. And of course, there's wartime work to do and those wonderful wartime covers are here! DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: SG04H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 500pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

Volume 1 is currently out of print. Volumes 2 and 3 remain available at the same discounted price.
Superman The Golden Age volume 1 is a new softcover series that collects a portion of what was in
Omnibus 1 [SUGA01. $19.99, your price $17.99].

Books of Magic Book One #1-13, 1993-95. Recommended. By John Ney Rieber. Art by Peter Gross, Gary Amaro and Peter Snejbjerg. Covers by Charles Vess. Continuing Neil Gaiman's iconic series, the complete chronicles of Tim Hunter are finally brought together in a definitive new trade paperback. Once, Timothy Hunter was just an ordinary 13-year-old boy living in suburban London. Then four legendary sorcerers took him on a journey beyond time and space, and his life changed forever. Traveling through realms long consigned to myth and legend, he also discovered an unsettling truth about his future: like it or not, fate had decreed that young Tim is destined to become the world's greatest magician! Vertigo, 2017...More.

Item Code: BOMA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

See our website for more by Neil Gaiman, including the latest Sandman: Overture, which is a new (in 2015)
prelude to the entire series [SAMO. $19.99, your price $17.99. In Hardcover [SAMOH $24.99, your price
$21.99]. This won the 2016 Hugo Award for “Best Graphic Story”.

By Mike Mignola, John Byrne, Roger Stern, Neil Gaiman, Paul Kupperberg et al. Mike Mignola, best known as the creator of Hellboy, started out his comics art career drawing the adventures of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes, applying his moody artwork to tales of Superman, Batman, Swamp Thing and more. Now, this new collection assembles these stories written by John ByrneRoger SternNeil GaimanPaul Kupperberg, and others for the first time. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: DCUNIH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Highly Recommended. Art by Andy Kubert, Mark Buckingham, Simon Bisley et al. Eight stories by a host of comics' top artists—including Andy Kubert, Mark Buckingham, Simon Bisley, Michael Allred, John Totleben, Matt Wagner, Kevin Nowlan and Jim AparoThe DC Universe By Neil Gaiman features all-star adventures from the pages of Secret Origins, Batman Black and White, Solo and Wednesday Comics, as well as the never-before-reprinted graphic novel Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of The Green Flame and the complete saga of Batman: Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader?, with afterwords from the author and a special sketchbook section from Andy Kubert. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: DCUNH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 224pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Limited, 700! 1954-55. Recommended. By Al McWilliams, John Lehti, Frank Thorne, Mort Meskin et al. I never got to see the Tom Corbett TV show but I picked up a couple of the novels plus, of course, the entire run of Dell comic books. This is SF as it should be, with "space" substituted for "science". Here we see the wonder and unbelievable expanse of the cosmos that surrounds us, ringed planets and moons, space pirates, lost races, and even a spaceship graveyard. This book is for every boy that lives secretly inside every man who ever marveled at the saucer spaceship in Forbidden Planet. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCTCSC02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color

As happens occasionally with these, Volume 2 has preceded Volume 1. We expect it any time now.
[PCTCSC01H. $59.99].


Now On Sale

Closeout Price! Signed & limited print, 100! Highly Recommended. By Warren Bernard. Foreword by Bob Dole. See how Superman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and others helped fight World War II via comic books and newspaper strips, cartoons, even ads. This is the most comprehensive collection ever assembled of World War II-era cartoons, reflecting the indefatigable spirit of the Home Front in America. Showcases cartoonists such as Charles Addams, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner, and many others. 90% of this has not been seen since first publication, compiled by a long-time collector whose unearthed treasures the rest of us never even knew existed. Fantagraphics, 2015...More.

Item Code: CAVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 256pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $19.99

Almost Gone! Highly Recommended. By John Baxter. This collects for the first time the full range of material created by the Disney studio during the war: ground-breaking training and educational films for the military and defense industries, propaganda and war-themed shorts and features, home front poster art, and the stunning military unit insignia that is so loved by Disney fans. Disney, 2014...More.

Item Code: DISDH
Hard Cover, 10x10, 182pg, Partial Color
$40.00 $34.95

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Bill Mauldin. During WW II, the closest most Americans ever came to combat was through the cartoons of Bill Mauldin, the most beloved enlisted man in the U.S. Army. This massive paperback collects the entire 2008 two-volume, deluxe hardcover set--Mauldin's complete works from 1940 through the end of the war under one cover. With over 600 cartoons, most never before reprinted, this is more than the record of a great artist: it is an essential chronicle of America's everyday, ordinary soldiers from peace through war to victory. Fantagraphics, 2011. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: WILJ
Soft Cover, 8x10, 704pg, b&w
$39.99 $19.99

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. Out of Print....More.

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

DINOMANIA The Lost Art of Winsor McCay
Closeout Price! The Secret Origins of King Kong, and the Urge to Destroy New York. Highly Recommended. By Ulrich Merkl. An impressive, king-sized book that was rather expensive originally, but now a bargain. 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, which serves to introduce this examination of our fascination with dinosaurs and King Kong over the decades. 650 reproductions and photos, 250 in full color. Fantagraphics, 2015...More.

Item Code: DINOMH
Hard Cover, 12x16, 304pg, Full Color
$95.00 $45.00

More on Dinosaurs and Winsor McCay on our website.

YOUNG ROMANCE Volume 2 The Early Simon & Kirby Romance Comics
Closeout Price! Compiled from Young Romance #1-10 & Young Love #2, 1947-49. Highly Recommended. Introduction by Bill Schelly. If you love S&K's work on Fighting American and Stuntman, and crime comics like Justice Traps the Guilty, Headline, this is in the same style, just as beautifully drawn and well written and from just the same years, right after WWII. Our boys avoided many of the romance clichés that would soon appear in competitors' comics--these are the comics that kicked off the romance genre. Often as dynamic as anything they ever did. In fact, there are gangsters, hoodlums and the ultimate bad girls here that with just a tweak or two could have appeared in those other titles. Fantagraphics, 2014...More.

Item Code: YOR02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 200pg, Full Color
$29.99 $12.99


CAN ROCK AND ROLL SAVE THE WORLD? An Illustrated History of Music and Comics
Warehouse find, 2005. By Ian Shirley, with Alan Moore, Robert Crumb, Mike Allred et al.Respected rock journalist and comic fan Ian Shirley examines the unexplored links between comics and music, from Frank Sinatra to the White Stripes and all in between. Encompassing pop bands’ own comics—for The Beatles, Kiss, The Monkees and Johnny Cash—along with punk in comics, unauthorized comic biographies, 1960s psychedelic poster artists and fictional bands from The Maniacs to the Gorillaz, examines rock and roll and comics from a totally different perspective. SAF, 2005...More.

Item Code: CRRSTW
Soft Cover, 7x10, 288pg
$24.95 $12.50

We have only 12 copies of this.


Coming in September

ART OF THE PULPS An Illustrated History
Highly Recommended. Experts in each of the ten major pulp genres, such as hero, spicy, sci-fi, and horror, chart for the first time the complete history of pulp magazines–the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers and their readers. Illustrated with more than 400 examples of the best pulp covers and graphics. Each chapter is organized in a clear and accessible way, and chronologically. Also: "The Birth of the Pulps" by Doug Ellis, plus two additional chapters on the key writers and key artists. IDW, 2017. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: ARTPIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 240pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS The Art of Folklore, Literature, Poetry, Fashion & Book Deisign of The Islamic World
Recommended. By Hiroshi Unno. Art by Kay Nielsen, Edmund Dulac et al. Middle Eastern literature and poetry, including the Arabian Nights and the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, have captured the imaginations of European people with mysterious atmosphere and tales of exotic lands. From the 18th to the early 20th century, various European editions of these stories were published that included imaginative illustrations by notable European illustrators such as Kay Nielsen, Edmund Dulac and others. This is a collection of the art, including Islamic book design, ornaments and costumes. PIE, 2017. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: ATHOU
Soft Cover, 7x9, 296pg, Full Color

Collects Thor #153-194, 1968-71. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Stan LeeJack KirbyJohn Buscema! Their Thor sagas were so big, so epic, so utterly cosmic! It begins with the malignant Mangog, a beast from the darkest depths of Asgard...a beast of the apocalypse Ragnarok! Then, Thor and Ego the Living Planet battle Galactus! The Lord of the Underworld returns! "Him" kidnaps Lady Sif! Galactus' origin is told -and Thor grapples with the Wrecker! Meanwhile, Loki enters the fray, scheming his way to Asgard's throne and putting the entire realm at risk. And the Silver Surfer! Marvel, 2017. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: MTOM03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 1000pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

Recommended. By Hiroshi Unno. The Book of Kells (said to be the most beautiful book in the world), Leicester Codex (the rarest, by Leonardo da Vinci), Decorative Scripture in Middle Ages, Gift Books in late 19th century, Design Books in the era of Art Nouveau & Art Deco, Penguin Book Covers... This is a complete collection of over 100 of the most  "Beautiful Books" in the world. Although the body text is in Japanese, the title of each book appears in its original language, and the complete book list including the year of publication, country, and the owner is written in English. PIE, 2017. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: BEABD
Soft Cover, 7x10, 312pg, Full Color


New Blemished Books

Closeout Price! Collects #1-4. Highly Recommended. By Marc Guggenheim. Art by Dave Bullock and J. Bone. Europe, 1942, wartime! As the Allies battle against the Axis, able bodied men everywhere enlist in the war effort, including Cliff Secord--The Rocketeer. A fun retro story, pitting Dave Stevens' hero against the Nazis--along with his jet pack and his wits--and help from his lovely girlfriend Betty (based on Bettie Page), who's joined the USO. Also includes a complete prose story, "The Rivet Gang" by Lisa Morton. And wonderful patriotic covers by Bullock, Dave Messina, and Nick Bradshaw. IDW, 2016. Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: ROCWR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 132pg, Full Color
$19.99 $9.99

More Rocketeer, Just Teasing, Artisan Edition and two long out of print Dave Stevens sketchbooks--on our

MISS FURY Sensational Sundays 1944-49 Hurt
Closeout Price! 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 by day was socialite Marla Drake. But by night, she was a sexy adventurer clad in a skin-tight panther costume. This strip ran from 1941 until 1952 and had millions of readers, among them G.I.s who painted the beautiful action heroine on the noses of their bombers. IDW, 2011. Note: These copies have bumped corners and slightly torn or creased dust jackets....More.

Item Code: MIFHR
Hard Cover, 10x12, 232pg, Full Color
$49.99 $24.95

See our website for the companion volume, also hurt and at the same price, plus both regular as-new
condition volumes at discount prices.

By Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Sean Taylor et al. Art by Amin Amat, David Niehaus, Mike Fyles et al. Return of the Originals AND Return of the Monsters! Nine brand new tales of Pulp Heroes vs Monsters! The Green Lama, Richard Knight, Captain Future, Green Ghost, Moon Man, and more battle demons and monstrosities from out of this world! This hardcover edition includes 100 extra pages (not included in the soft cover edition) that reprint the previously published "Domino Lady vs Mummy," "Black Bat vs Dracula," and "Phantom Detective vs Frankenstein." Moonstone, 2014. Note: These copies have very lightly bumped corners, and might have very minor cover scuffing....More.

Item Code: OMAMR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 300pg, Text/b&w
$24.99 $12.50


Going Away


Here’s a few more books that are just about sold out. These will not be restocked.

Battle Classics Volume 1 [BACLH. $29.95, your price $17.95].
Battle Classics Volume 2 [BACL02H. $39.99, your price $23.99].
Inks, Drinks and Catfinks: The Custom Art of Shawn Dickerson [INDRH. $39.99, your price $23.99].
Black Sad: Amarillo [BLSAH. $17.99, your price $15.99].

Wonderland Omnibus [WOOMH. $69.99, your price $59.99].
Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles Schulz [PEATH. $34.99].
Hero Comics: A Hero Initiative Benefit Book [HERC. $19.99, your price $17.99].
Edgar Allan Poe’s Spirits of the Dead by Richard Corben [EAPSH. $24.99, your price $20.99].


Mature Readers

New Erotic Photography combines together two previous Taschen books into one “best of” volume with a bargain-price. And we have two new DVDs: That's Outrageous is a stylish, high end 1983 film from director Fred Lincoln: “lavishly mounted and exquisitely photographed French-American co-production.” Also new is Peekarama Big 2 with a double feature: Pussycat Ranch (an erotic western, with bad guys getting involved in the Brothel business) and Here Comes the Bride (“Can a Nympho Live Happily Ever After?”).

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