Thursday, June 8, 2017

Donald Duck dailies, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Tarzan and the Cannibal King, Xena, The Shadow and Rube Goldberg. Plus a new Adventures Into the Unknown and Deadly Hands of Kung Fu. Our Rare and Out of Print section is expanding, also Last Chance and $5 Sale Items. Enjoy!

Our Rare and Out of Print section is expanding—big news about acquiring a new collection below. Also this week we have new Donald Duck dailies, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Tarzan and the Cannibal King, Xena, The Shadow and Rube Goldberg. Plus a new Adventures Into the Unknown and Deadly Hands of Kung Fu. Also Last Chance and $5 Sale Items, including Mature Readers books. Enjoy!

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Archives & Graphic Novels

Recommended. By Bob Karp. Art by Al Taliaferro. The original outrageous Donald Duck daily strips are collected for the first time ever! This fourth volume includes 750 sequential daily comic strips from July 2, 1945-December 31, 1947 drawn by Al Taliaferro and reproduced from pristine original material in the Disney Vaults! From wartime humor to peacetime, even a strip like this reflects how our country changed during these years of rationing. Introduction by Alberto Becattini, and pictures of all the 1951 Wheaties premiums' backcover art by Taliaferro. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: WDDN04H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 272pg, b&w
$39.99 $34.99

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. Note: These copies have bumped corners and slightly torn or creased dust jackets...More.

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

We have just 12 copies left of this. Our hurt copies of Volume 1 are sold out. See our website for all "hurt" discounted books.

Volume 1 and 2—as new—remain available [WDDS01H, WDDS02H. $49.99, your price $39.99 each].

Volumes 1-3 of the Daily strips are available at the same $34.99 discounted price. See our website for more Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge collections.

SUICIDE SQUAD Volume 2 Going Sane (Rebirth)
Collects Suicide Squad #5-8 and Harley Quinn and The Suicide Squad April Fools' Special, 2016. . By Rob Williams. Art by Jim Lee, Stephen Byrne et al. From DC’s blockbuster Rebirth event, the conclusion to one of Task Force X’s greatest missions. Under the command of Task Force X’s iron-fisted director Amanda Waller, the Squad has “liberated” a strange extradimensional orb known as the Black Vault from the planet’s most secure incarceration facility—at the cost of one disintegrated team member. What’s inside the eerie black sphere? None other than Kryptonian dictator General Zod, in all his megalomaniacal, world-destroying glory. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: SUIS02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$16.99 $14.99

SUICIDE SQUAD Volume 1 The Black Vault Rebirth
Collects #1-4 and The Suicide Squad Rebirth one-shot, 2016. Recommended. By Rob Williams. Art by Jim Lee and Philip Tan. Bonus: 22 pages of pencilled pages, and 22 fun variant covers! Legendary artist Jim Lee teams up with writer Rob Williams and artists Philip Tan, Jason Fabok, Ivan Reis and Gary Frank for a new Task Force X mission! From the pages of DC’s blockbuster Rebirth event and starring the characters from the smash-hit movie, this graphic novel is a great jumping-on point for new readers! A new weapon drives the team to literal madness, and only Harley is sane (?) enough to save the Squad! DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: SUIS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$16.99 $14.99

And see our website for everything Harley Quinn, from more collections to statues.

XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS The Classic Years Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Warrior Princess (1999) #1-14, DH Presents Annual 1999, 2000 & Jr. . By John Wagner and Ian Edginton. Art by Joyce Chin, Clint Hilinski, Mike Deodato Jr. et al. Dynamite Entertainment revisits the early years of Xena: Warrior Princess with this complete collection of the beloved heroine's 1999-2000 comic book adventures, originally published by Dark Horse Comics. With comic book storylines overlapping Seasons 5 and 6 of the hit television phenomenon, the fourteen issues herein present three complete arcs: "The Warrior Way of Death", "Slave", and "Blood and Shadows". Journey with Xena and Gabrielle through the high-kicking, sword-swinging escapades of yesteryear! Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: XWPC01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 360pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See our website for two more Xena collections: All Roads ($19.99, your price $17.99) and Omnibus 1 ($24.99, your price $21.99).
Collects #65-71, 1955-56. Highly Recommended. By Ogden Whitney, Harry Lazarus, Kurt Schaffenberger, John Rosenberger The Comics Code in general tamped down creativity and variety in comics. Stan Lee's Atlas line was a good example of this, at least until Kirby and Ditko came back on board. But for editor and writer Richard Hughes, this brought out his absolute best. Stories explored totally new avenues, with more time travel, sci-fi and excellent charactization and complex plots, He even takes 10 or 12 pages to develop a good story, rather than the industry standard of just 6 or 8. This is outstanding comics writing and one of the series I most enjoy reading now, 50 years later. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: ADU12H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 272pg, Full Color

Volume 11 is available at the same price, but Volume 1 and 3-10 are all on sale, some in slipcased editions, while our supply lasts, at $19.95 to $23.99 each. See our website for full details.

Collects Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu #19-33, 1974 and Bizarre Adventures #25, 1975-81 . By Chris Claremont, Bill Mantlo, Marshall Rogers et al. Art by Rudy Nebres, George Perez et al. Cover by Dekal. Completing this never-before-reprinted series, we shift focus to Iron Fist, the Living Weapon, in stories written by Chris Claremont with lush artwork by Rudy Nebres. Danny Rand battles Firebird and Dhasha Khan in a saga filled with the mystery of K'un Lun! Meanwhile, from the ashes of the Sons of the Tiger, Bill Mantlo and George Pérez introduce Hector Ayala, the White Tiger! Also featuring Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu and Claremont and Marshall Rogers' beautiful take on the Daughters of the Dragon! Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: DHKF02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 1000pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

Collects Deadly Hands of Kung Fu 1-18, 1974; Special 1, 1974. Recommended. By Doug Moench, Bill Mantlo, Steve Englehart et al. Art by Rudy Nebres, George Perez, Jim Starlin et al. Cover art by Gabriele Dell'Otto. By 1974, kung fu fever struck the United States. Hot on the heels of the breakout hit Master of Kung Fu, Marvel launched the amazing, oversized The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu magazine. Headlined by Shang-Chi, Iron Fist and the Sons of the Tiger, artists including Rudy Nebres, George Pérez, Jim Starlin, and Paul Gulacy gave this their best work. Plus stunning painted covers by Neal Adams! Each issue featured not just the comic-book stories, but also extensive interviews, martial arts guides, photo features, and movie, TV and book reviews. Marvel, 2016...More.

Item Code: DHKFH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 1120pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

WONDER WOMAN The Art Of War Statue By José Luis García-López
Limited & numbered, 5,200! Recommended. Designed by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Sculpted by Jack Mathews. Master artist José Luis García-López brings his fierce vision of Wonder Woman to life in the latest Art of War statue. It's one of the most dynamic poses we've seen in the Wonder Woman statues. She's looking both voluptuous and in peak condition, ready to do battle with sword and shield. We suspect the total number produced may be less than 5200, since these, like many statues we see, are numbered under 1000. Handsome illustrated box. Special WW logo base that matches the other statues in this series. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: WOWARJG
6 inches tall, Full Color

WONDER WOMAN By George Perez Volume 2
Collects Wonder Woman #15-24 and Wonder Woman Annual #1, 1988.
Story by Len Wein and George Perez. Art by Perez, Bob McLeod and surprise guests! This collection of 1980s tales begins as Wonder Woman battles Silver Swan at a charity fair. And while Zeus plans for the Olympian gods to find a new home among the stars, the Amazons decide to open their island home of Themyscira to visitors for the first time ever. Plus, the murder of one of Wonder Woman’s closest mortal associates is investigated by the Boston police as Hermes appears on Earth to make more trouble for Wonder Woman. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: WWGP02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 312pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

WONDER WOMAN By George Pérez Volume 1
Collects Wonder Woman #1-14 + more, 1985-2004. Recommended. By George Pérez, Lein Wein and Greg Potter. Art by George Pérez. Once upon a time, the world’s greatest heroine was reimagined by a comic book legend. More than forty years after debuting in All Star Comics #8, Wonder Woman was reshaped by the legendary George Pérez and returned to the public eye in 1986. She was met with such acclaim that Pérez’s original commitment of six months was extended, and extended, until almost five years had passed. In collaboration with co-writer Len Wein and inker Bruce Patterson, Pérez spearheaded Wonder Woman’s adventures for years, leading her to an unprecedented level of success. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: WWGP01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 352pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

The two Wonder Woman by George Perez Omnibus volumes are also available. Volume 1 collects issues #1-24 [WWOM01H. $75, your price $65]. Volume 2 collects issues #25-45 plus extras. [WWOM02H. $99.99, your price $85]. See our website for all of our Wonder Woman collections.


Pulp Reprints & Vintage Comic Strips

Teeth of the Dragon and Jade Dragon. Highly Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson. Art by Edd Cartier and George Rozen. The shadowy Ying Ko confronts Tong evil in San Francisco's Chinatown in two exotic pulp novels! The Shadow navigates the perilous mazes of Chinatown to destroy the deadly "Teeth of the Dragon" in the action-packed thriller that introduced the mysterious Myra Reldon. Then, a young woman's purchase of the "Jade Dragon" of Tsai Hsun leads to serial murders that draw The Shadow into the deadly streets of Chinatown in search of tong killers. Sanctum, 2017...More.

Item Code: SHT118
Soft Cover, 7X10, 128pg, Text/b&w

A majority of issues remain available, although we are allowing most of the issues #10-70 sell out. And see our website for Shadow graphic novels.

Recommended. Before his incredible inventions captivated the world, Rube Goldberg was already one of the most popular comic strip artists in America. Here's the full Sunday run of his first hit comic, Foolish Questions, as expanded and colorized for the pages of the Sunday Chicago Tribune, 1909-1910. Plus a brain-scrambling assortment of the other panels from his daily comics series that originated this wise-cracking classic. Most are printed for the first time in over 100 years. Included with each book is a facsimile set of four full color "Foolish Questions" postcards, from 1913. Sunday Press, 2017. ...More.

Item Code: FOOLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x10, 96pg, Partial Color

Also available from The Sunday Press:

DICK TRACY Colorful Cases of The 1930s
Recommended. By Chester Gould. In the early 1930s, Chester Gould dramatically altered the comics landscape with a new style of gritty realism torn from Chicago’s headlines. With this new kind of storytelling came a new way of coloring comics, a style as bold and vibrant as the stories themselves. This selection of Dick Tracy Sunday comics from 1931 to 1939 features Gould’s most infamous villains of the decade; four complete stories plus forty more fabulous Sunday pages, reprinted for the first time in the original colors, and in full tabloid size. Sunday Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: DTCCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x15, 168pg, Full Color

The Complete Sunday Comics 1933-1936. Recommended. By Garrett Price. Edited by Peter Maresca. From famed New Yorker illustrator Garrett Price, a lost treasure of American Comic Strips, this chronicles the life and culture of the American Indian of the Old West in a way that was unique in popular culture. Price, a Wyoming native, drew on his boyhood days to offer an adventurous, humorous, coming-of-age story seen from the point of view of a small Native American tribe and their adopted teenage boy. Sunday Press...More.

Item Code: WBSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 16x11, 168pg, Full Color


Coming in June

Limited, 1700. Recommended. By Jake Saunders. Art by Alex Nino. An entirely new Tarzan novel, written by the author of Tarzan and the Martian Legion, with nine color paintings (three fold outs) and a full color wraparound dust jacket, all by legend Alex Nino. Finely printed letterpress title page, color painted map endpapers and design work by Zavier Cabarga, printed on premium paper, symth-sewn and cased in Italian book cloth. Hyborean, 2017. Due June. . . ...More.

Item Code: TARCKH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 256, Partial Color

Signed by Jake Saunders, Zavier Cabarga, Alex Nino, and Jim Gerlach. Limited, 300! Recommended. By Jake Saunders. Art by Alex Nino. An entirely new Tarzan novel, written by the author of Tarzan and the Martian Legion, with nine color paintings (three fold outs) and a full color wraparound dust jacket, all by legend Alex Nino. Finely printed letterpress title page, color painted map endpapers and design work by Zavier Cabarga, printed on premium paper, symth-sewn and cased in Italian book cloth. Signed by all four contributors! We do not expect this to last long, so reserve your copy immediately. Hyborean, 2017. Due June. . . ...More.

Item Code: TARCKD
Hard Cover, 8x10, 256pg, Partial Color

This is a Golden Age for entirely new Tarzan novels, as well as collections of vintage comic strips and comic books dealing with the creations of Edgar Rice Burroughs. See our website for all that is now available.


Last Chance

Here are 25 items that we are dropping to make room for new items. We have as few as 2 copies of these. Act promptly to avoid missing out.

Bells and Other Poems by Edmund Dulac  BELOH $40.00 $34.95
Children of Lovecraft CHILO $19.99 $16.99
Comics Revue Presents Feb 2016 The Phantom   CR0216 $19.95
Comics Revue Presents April 2016 Modesty Blaise   CR0416 $19.95
Comics Revue Presents June 2016 Tarzan  CR0616 $19.95
Comics Revue Presents Oct 2015 Buz Sawyer  CR1015 $19.95
Comics Revue Presents Dec 2015 Honeygun       CR1215 $19.95
Dark Mysteries #19  DM19 $14.99
Eerie Comics #1   EC01 $17.99
Elric Volume 1 The Balance Lost   ELR01 $14.99 $7.50
Elric Volume 2 The Balance Lost   ELR02 $14.99 $7.50
Elric Volume 3 The Balance Lost   ELR03 $14.99 $7.50
The Little Book Of Batman  LBBAT $9.99
The Little Book Of Superman   LBSUP $9.99
M.C. Escher Kaleidocycles   MCEK $14.99
The New Mammoth Book Of Cthulhu   NMCT $14.95
Pen Drawing An Illustrated Treatise  PENDR $8.95
Pictorial Confessions #1  PICR01 $14.99
Sherlock Holmes Domino Lady  SHDL  $14.95
Showa 1 Sc A History Of Japan 1926-1939  SHHJ  $24.95 $21.95
Showa 2 Sc A History Of Japan 1939-1944  SHHJ02  $24.95 $21.95
Showa 3 Sc A History Of Japan 1944-1953  SHHJ03  $24.95 $21.95
Showa 4 Sc A History Of Japan 1953-1989  SHHJ04  $24.95 $21.95
The Unauthorized Tarzan  UNTH  $29.99 $24.99
Walt And Skeezix Volume 6 1931-1932  WA06H  $44.95 $39.95
Walt Before Skeezix  WABSK  $44.95 $39.95
Metamorfx The Art Of Constantine Sekeris   MEFX $22.95 $5.00

I just knocked down the price on Metamorfx to just $5. It always struck me as an excellent collection of character creation art by a veteran creator for the movies, but I’m afraid he’s just not very well known. So here’s our blowout price on the final copies we have.


Mature Readers

Three new items this week. The first two are new erotic art books from SQP. First is Redheads by Raffaele Marinetti, whose title says it all, it's about sexy redheads in various states of undress. Second is Play With Me: The Art of Dirk Richter. This is available in a regular edition and as a limited edition of 100 with a signed extra print.

We also have a new Cavewoman Budd Root Nude Cover: Leave My Man Alone #1. Next up, here are 3 items that I want to blow out of here, so I've reduced the price on these to just $5:

CIcciolina - CICCI
Ex Libris Eroticis 2 - EXLI02
Pearls of Love

Last Chance!

Nestler Girls Volume 1   NES01 $14.95 $7.50
The Pin-Up Art Of Archie Dickens Volume 2  PI02 $14.95 $7.50
Super Sex Plosion  SUPERHC  $59.95 $47.50
The Disturbingly Perverted Diary Of Doktormentor Jail Babe Surgeon Box Set   DOKP $59.95
The Little Book Of Butts  LBBT $9.99
The Little Book Of Pussy  LBPS   $9.99

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News and Notes

Rare & Out of Print

We’re continuing to add new items every week, and you can see them all here. As soon as an item sells out, we take it off the website...however, with many items we may have more than one copy available. Case in point, we currently have three first 1966 editions of Little Annie Fanny ($100-$125), two Roy Krenkel’s Swordsmen and Saurians ($95-$125), four of his Cities and Scenes of the Ancient World ($35-$125), three Art of Jack Kirby ($100 to $750, for the signed/limited), three Wings of Twilight by Michael Kaluta ($35, $45, and $75 for the deluxe/limited), two of Matania’s Great Stories from History ($75) and two of Sorayama’s Gynoids ($100 and $125).

Also newly posted is a set of the Ballantine Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta ($40-50, it looks like Volume 5 already sold). Roald Dahl’s 1943 first edition of Gremlins ($350). Vaughn Bode’s Lizard of Oz ($100). Druillet’s first 1966 edition of Lone Sloane ($150).

BIG NEWS! My former partner and friend of 50+ years, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has been selling off his collection of vintage books, magazines and comics for the past several months. I previously told you that we’d taken over his back stock of Images Magazine and Everett Raymond Kinstler books. He’s been busily posting his choicest items on EBay for the last few months, everything from as-new Frazetta and Jones paperbacks, on the low end, to vintage illustrated books, signed and limited edition art books and graphic novels, etc. But time has run out and he didn’t finish up—in fact, he has a lot of material left, all hand-picked before he moved the lesser material to dealers. He’s moving back to Paris. So he and I have worked out a deal. We will take all the rest of his books.

First, we will list each one, or each grouping, on our Rare and Out of Print section. So our regular customers, like you, have first chance to score these. if you click on the section on our home page, and then click on “newest” you will always see the latest items to be posted. I hope that we can start putting up items by the 3rd or 4th week in June.

Meanwhile, coming up shortly we have bunch of Complete EC Libraries, nearly all the Complete Little Lulu Libraries, vintage Little Lulu books from the 1940s, in jacket, original PS magazines by Eisner, two League of Extraordinary Gentlemen slipcased sets, and more.



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