Thursday, July 20, 2017

INNSMOUTH The Lost Drawings of Mannish Sycovia, Adam Strange, The Original 1960s Supergirl, A new Don Rosa Scrooge collection, Valerian volumes 2 and 3, New blemished books and bargain books.

Artist Mark Nelson gives us a powerful new book of drawings, adding a new dimension to the Lovecraftian horrors, in INNSMOUTH The Lost Drawings of Mannish Sycovia. One of DC's finest series ever, the original Adam Strange, gets an omnibus. The Original 1960s Supergirl gets an affordable softcover. A new Don Rosa Scrooge collection. The Complete Valerian volumes 2 and 3. New blemished books and bargain books, part 2.

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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. 192 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...More.

Item Code: INNSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 192pg, Duotone

INNSMOUTH The Lost Drawings of Mannish Sycovia Deluxe Signed
Signed & numbered on signature plate with signed postcard! Limited, 300! By Mark A. Nelson. Signed & numbered on bound-in signature plate, two different limited edition bookmarks, and a limited signed postcard, hardbound. The bookmarks and postcard come with our initial order only. 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. 192 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...More.

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

See our website for more Lovecraft and Lovecraft-inspired works.


Graphic Novels & Archives

ADAM STRANGE The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 1
Our Highest Recommendation. By Gardner Fox. Art by Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson, Gil Kane et al. The Silver Age adventures of Adam Strange are collected at last in one giant omnibus collection! After being mysteriously teleported to another world, Rann, Adam Strange's life changed forever as he goes from being an archaeologist to a cosmic adventurer and hero, and finds the lovely Allana as his partner and fellow adventurer. After each adventure he's drawn back to earth to await the next Zeta-ray arrival. A #1 fan favorite, with some of the finest art and stories of the Silver Age. The thinking-man's hero, who relied on brains instead of brawn to defeat invading aliens and other menaces to his adopted planet. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: ADAS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 800pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

Click here to see more Omnibus editions from DC.

ALONE By Christophe Chabouté
Available in English for the first time—the internationally bestselling graphic novel and an Official Selection at France's prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival by master illustrator-storyteller Chabouté (Park Bench, Moby-Dick). Gallery 13, 2017...More.

Item Code: ALON
Soft Cover, 7x9, 370pg, b&w

Collects Supergirl's backup stories from Action Comics #252-284. By Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney. Art by Otto Binder et al. For many years, Superman believed himself to be the only survivor of his planet's destruction, until one day a spacecraft crashed on Earth with a young girl inside—a Supergirl from Krypton, possessing all the same powers as the Man of Steel. And this Maid of Might wasn't just any Kryptonian survivor, but Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El. The story of one of history's greatest female heroes begins here! DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: SGS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 384pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE AND DONALD DUCK Volume 7 The Treasure of the Ten Avatars
The Don Rosa Library 7. By Don Rosa. Presented with brilliant color and a treasure trove of Don Rosa's cover art and behind-the-scenes factoids, these Duckburg epics are back in a definitive, comprehensive edition for posterity — at a bargain price worthy of Scrooge himself! Fantagraphics, 2017...More.

Item Code: WDU07H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 224pg, Full Color
$29.99 $24.99

Volumes 1-6 are available at the same discounted price.

Collects Books 3-5, first published in 1972-73. Highly Recommended. By Pierre Christin. Art by Jean-Claude Mézières. Part 2 of the interview with Luc Besson, Mezieres and Christin that began in Volume 1. Three more complete adventures: The Land Without Stars: A rogue planet threatens the newly formed Earth colonies on Uxbar. Valérian and Laureline discover it's a hollow planet ravaged by a never-ending war of the sexes. Welcome to Alflolo: Earth's industrial colony Technorog is thrown into chaos when the planet's indigenous population suddenly turns up to claim their home. Birds of the Master: Crash landing on a strange planet, Valérian and Laureline are enslaved by the minions of the mysterious Master and his terrifying Birds-of-Madness. Cinebook, 2017...More.

Item Code: VAL02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 174pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Books 6-8, first published 1975-78. Highly Recommended. By Pierre Christin. Art by Jean-Claude Mézières. Ambassador of the Shadows: the story that directly inspired Luc Besson's film. On the False Earths: Valérian finds an alien communications device, gets shot, and plunges into a river and then straight out into space. Laureline looks on in horror – this is the 206th time she has watched Valérian die! Heroes of the Equinox: Valérian competes as Earth's representative with three other champions from other worlds to find out who is the most suitable to repopulate the sterile planet of Simlane. Cinebook, 2017...More.

Item Code: VAL03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 174pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

We also carry the Complete Collection volume 1, as well several much later stand-alone albums.


New Overstreet

COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 47th Edition 2017-18 Batman Hardcover
Cover art by Jim Steranko. By Bob Overstreet et al. One of the most influential comic book artists ever, Jim Steranko, brings his compelling mastery of the art form to the cover of the book that has been the Bible of serious collectors, dealers and enthusiasts since 1970! Steranko's take on Batman graces the cover, containing the new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, new market reports and more. The most trusted name in comic book pricing is back with the 47th edition of the Guide Gemstone, 2017...More.

Item Code: CB47BH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, Partial Color
$35.00 $29.95

COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 47th Edition 2017-18 Batman
Cover art by Jim Steranko. By Bob Overstreet et al. The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has been the Bible of serious collectors, dealers and enthusiasts since 1970. One of the most influential comic book artists ever, Jim Steranko, brings his compelling mastery of the art form with a powerful take on Batman for one edition of this year's volume. Also, ROM was a long-running Bronze Age hit that has returned with new adventures, and Gabriel Rodriguez provides a powerful interpretation on this year's other cover to the Guide. Also available this year is the Hall of Fame edition with a Star Slammers cover by the legendary Walter Simonson. The most trusted name in comic book pricing is back with their 47th edition. Available in softcover and hardcover editions. Gemstone, 2017...More.

Item Code: CB47B
Soft Cover, 7x10, Partial Color
$29.95 $25.95

Due soon is the Big Big edition, sans articles but very convenient because it lays flat and is printed larger size with bigger type size. We still have one copy of the 46th edition with the Harley Quinn cover.


Warehouse Finds

Closeout Price--very limited supply. Recommended. By Jack Kirby. Now, for the first time, DC collects these four series -- The New Gods, The Forever People, Mister Miracle and Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen -- in chronological order as they originally appeared. These comics spanned galaxies, from the streets of Metropolis to the far-flung worlds of New Genesis and Apokolips, as cosmic-powered heroes and villains struggled for supremacy. Volume 1 features the debuts of Orion of the New Gods, the evil Darkseid, super-escape artist Mister Miracle and many others. It also features numerous appearances by Superman. DC, 2007...More.

Item Code: JKFWH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 396pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

This has gone out of print and is commanding premium prices on the net. We only have a few, but they are all as-new and available at our usual discounted price while they last.

Almost Gone! Warehouse find, 1982. By Jeffrey Jones, Michael WM. Kaluta, and Berni Wrightson. Published in 1982, this magazine was created with the intent of putting together some of the early stories of three powerhouse fantasy artists, Jeffrey Jones, Michael WM. Kaluta, and Bernie Wrightson. Includes the stories Alien, Death and Deja-Vu by Jones. Apprenticeship, The Gardener and As Night Falls by Kaluta. The Last Hunters and King of the Mountain, Man by Bernie Wrightson.

Has beautiful color covers by Wrightson and Jeff Jones, and black and white inside covers by Kaluta. FantaCo Enterprises. Out of Print. Note: Some have minor bumps, scuffs and dings....More.

Item Code: DEJA
Magazine, 8x11, 48pg, b&w

Click here to peruse all of our warehouse finds.


Blemished Books

Closeout Price! Side-by-side images. Recommended. By Jack Kirby. Inks by Mike Royer. Kirby's art in a new and unprecedented way, side-by-side examples of his work, on the left the original pencils, on the right after inking! Three Key first issues are showcased: The Demon #1, Kamandi #1 and Omac #1, along with a number of additional works. This is a perfect way to see Kirby art in its rawest form, reproduced from the original pencils as each page was completed, then next to it, the finished inks. "We would almost call this a textbook of comic art except it's too much fun!" IDW, 2016. Note: Copies may have scuffed covers and/or bumped corners....More.

Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 160pg, Full Color
$49.99 $24.99

Closeout Price! 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, 2016. . Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: HAUH05HR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 160pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.99

Closeout Price! 1945-1947. 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. . Note: These copies have bumped corners and slightly torn dust jackets....More.

Item Code: WDDN04HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 272pg, b&w
$39.99 $19.99

STEVE CANYON Volume 7 1959-60 Hurt
Closeout Price! Dailies and Sundays. By Milton Caniff. The end of the Fifties and the Sixties start swingin' as Steve Canyon penetrates Communist East Germany on the trail of elusive Minerva Kaol, then crosses paths with Deen Wilderness before crossing swords with old foe Madame Lynx! Xenia Barker, Alice Santa Fe, and Mindee Ludeesh are fresh faces, while Convoy, Summer, Copper Calhoon, Holly Hall, and high school graduate Poteet all return. From Spain to Alaska, Latin America to Japan--the globe-spanning action is non-stop as our pilot takes on the problems of beautiful ladies and dangerous war-mongers. IDW, 2016. . Note: These copies have bumped corners and slightly torn dust jackets....More.

Item Code: SC07HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 336pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $24.99

RIP KIRBY Volume 9 Hurt
Closeout Price! 1967-70. Recommended. By Fred Dickenson. Art by John Prentice. John Prentice won the National Cartoonists Society award for "Best Story Strip Cartoonist" in 1967, proving that the adventure strip could still capture the public's imagination. Similarly, Rip Kirby, that debonair gentleman detective, proved that style and class still counted among the sexy jet-set. In these nine complete stories, Rip must prevent a super-secret missile defense system selling to the highest bidder, is hired protect a gorgeous movie star from kidnapping, and in a bizarre twist, faithful Desmond is hypnotized into reverting to his former occupation as safecracker, with Rip as his victim. IDW, 2016. . Note: One or more bumped corners, otherwise new copies....More.

Item Code: RK09HR
Hard Cover, 11x10, 304pg, b&w
$49.99 $24.99

See our website for more blemished books at reduced prices.


Bargain Books 50%-75% Off

These books are low in stock, and may have already been marked down once. I've marked them down even further just for this listing, to clear them out to make way for new items. First come, first served.

Before The Animation Begins [BEFOREHC. $60.00, your price $20.00].
The Collected Strangers In Paradise Volume 1 Signed [CSTP01S. $10.00, your price $5.00].
The Files Of Ms. Tree [FMT. $12.50, your price $5.00].
Siegel And Shuster's Funnyman [SNDS. $24.95, your price $7.50].
Tarzan The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips Volume 3 Hurt [TZ03HR. $49.99, your price $15.00].

DC Comics Justice League Starter Poker Set [DCJLP. $24.95, your price $7.50].
Comic Book Covers [CBCH. $10.99, your price $5.00].
Spawn Coloring Book [SPCOL. $14.99, your price $5.00].
Coco [COCO. $10.95, your price $5.00].
Drive-In Collection Revenge Of The Virgins &Amp; Teenage Zombies DVD [DRRV. $19.98, your price $7.50].

You can see all of our discounted items on the website, under Closeouts at the end of each category (such as Artists and Illustration, Comics Related, etc).


2018 Calendars

Daniel Merriam‘s surreal artworks combine a romantic Victorian sensibility with a dreamlike imagination. Merriam (American, b. 1963) grew up in a small village along the coast of Maine and taught himself to paint. He studied mechanical and architectural design and began a career as an architectural illustrator. Unfulfilled after a few years, he gave up commercial art to follow his dream of artistry. He built his skills and portfolio with fantasy-fueled drawings and paintings, including one titled Bubble Street. In 2012 he opened Bubble Street Gallery—an emporium celebrating creativity and the imagination in Sausalito, California—where he and other steampunk-infused artists showcase their work. Merriam's artwork has been exhibited across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. The twelve colorful images in this calendar provide just a glimpse of the wonderland of Merriam's dreams. Sellers, 2017...More.

Item Code: ADM18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

We have two more 2018 calenders in stock, Fractals and Women of Enchantment, by Kinuko Craft. Also still available are a few 2017 calendars as low as $2.99, including Wonder Woman and Marilyn Monroe.


Coming in October & November

DALI AND DISNEY Destino The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film Limited Edition
Special Order! Recommended. By David A. Bossert. A stunning limited-edition featuring the Destino film right in the book of this tribute to the lifelong friendship and collaboration of Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. In 1945, the two began working on a project together, intended to be a short animated film called Destino. Dali partnered with Disney Legend John Hench to storyboard the film, but production was brought to a halt because of financial difficulties. Disney, 2017. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: DALDD
Hard Cover, 11x9, 208pg, Partial Color

We currently have a different edition on sale for $34.95.

PRE-CODE CLASSICS Strange Terrors Volume 2
Collects 100-page issues Strange Terrors issues #6-7, 1953. Recommended. By Joe Kubert, Lou Cameron, Pete Morisi, Don Perlin et al. The last two issues of this exceptional St. John title boasted an all-star lineup of horror and fantasy, besides the above creators (Kubert did the cover of #7 plus a story, and #6 has a bondage cover), you'll find Albert Tyler, A.C. Hollingsworth, Bill Molno, Bob Forgione, Gus Ricca and Bernard Baily. They're all here--witches, vampires, walking corpses, ghosts, ghouls and goblins galore. PS Artbooks, 2017. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: PCST02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color

Volume 1 is available now.

Collects Lost Worlds #-7, 1952-53, and Fantastic Worlds #5-6, 1952. By John Celardo, Alex Toth, Murphy Anderson, Mike Peppe, et al.

Marauding winged men, dishy dolls with back-packs and ray guns, blazing interplanetary rocket ships, and grumpy flora and fauna - this one has it all! Outer space as it should be, courtesy of the greatest comicbook writers and artists of the 1950's. Be there or be square space-folks! PS Artbooks. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: PCFW01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

By Roy Thomas. The Marvel Age of Comics 1961–1978 takes you to the heart of this seminal segment in comic history—an age of triumphant character and narrative innovation that reinvented the super hero genre. With hundreds of images and insider insights, the book traces the birth of champions who were at once epic in their powers and adversaries and grounded in a world that readers recognized as close to their own; relatable heroes with the same problems, struggles, and shortcomings as everyone else. By the ‘70s, we see how the House of Ideas also elevated horror, sword and sorcery, and martial arts in its stable of titanic demigods, introducing iconic characters like Man-Thing, Conan, and Shang-Chi and proving that their brand of storytelling could succeed and flourish outside of the capes and tights. Taschen, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: MARVAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 400pg, Full Color
$59.99 $52.50

BATMAN The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 4
Collects Detective Comics #92-111, Batman #26-35 and stories from World's Finest Comics #15-22. Highly Recommended. By Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson, Jack Burnley et al. This fourth Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus includes dozens of stories from the mid 1940s in which the Dynamic Duo battles evil-doers including the Penguin, the Joker, Two-Face and many more. These tales were written and illustrated by such luminaries as Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson and more. DC, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: BATG04H
Hard Cover, 6x8, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

See our website for prior omnibus collections.

Special Order- takes 3-4 weeks! By Berkeley Breathed. Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County debuted in late 1980 and ran until August 1989. Featuring an exceedingly quirky cast of characters, including the sweetly naive Opus the penguin, the flea-bitten Bill the cat, womanizing attorney Steve Dallas, Milo Bloom, Cutter John, and many others, Bloom County soon became one of the most popular comic strips in history, appearing in over 1200 newspapers. Then, at the peak of its popularity, Berkeley Breathed did something unprecedented... he walked away. Now, more than 25 years later, the complete collection of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip is collected into a deluxe, two volume, slipcased set. IDW, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: BCRCCH
Soft Cover, 12x11, 832pg, Full Color
$99.99 $84.99

See our website for more Bloom County and Opus by Berkeley Breathed.


Rare & Out of Print

We have listed another batch of the Glamour International magazines, The Glob by Walt Kelly, and a few copies of Julie Strain's Greatest Hits.

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Mature Readers

Just in is the bargain-priced Sorayama: Complete Masterworks. I think it's a lower priced, smaller sized version of the $90 Sorayama XL Masterworks that came out in 2014, but it may be at least partially different and have some newer material. It just came in, and I have yet to sit down and review it, since I'm currently exhibiting at Comic-Con. See our website for more Sorayama.

Coming in September are two nude photography books, PLAYBOY The Complete Centerfolds1953-2016, and HEIDI KLUM By Rankin.

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News and Notes

Our Summer Clearance Sale with 80 newly discounted titles--plus several free items--went out July 19. Sales are already very brisk, so don't miss out. Featured are many Artist's Editions and signed books.

New Catalog!

Our latest catalog, new this week, is downloadable now.  See the cover below featuring Spanish comic artists in an Illustrators special issue. Plus a massive new PS Artbooks sale, new Frank Cho edition, John Stanley by Bill Schelly, Tarzan and the Cannibal King limited edition, just 300 copies with four signatures including with Alex Nino, latest Wonder Woman collections...

San Diego Comic-Con

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