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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Reynold Brown is back in print! Frank Frazetta’s Legacy is available again, plus Catwoman, Conan Omnibus, Billie Holiday, Boris Calendar 2018, and all six issues of The Digest Enthusiast; woodcut titles, Little Minxies, Kirby 100 and Spectrum 24! And more Bargain Books.

The long sold-out Reynold Brown is back in print, revised, with 80 additional pages. Frank Frazetta's Legacy is available again to lead off our Underwood Books File Copies. Plus Catwoman, Conan Omnibus, Billie Holiday, Boris Calendar 2018, and all six issues of The Digest Enthusiast; woodcut titles, Little Minxies, Kirby 100 and Spectrum 24! And more Bargain Books.

Underwood Books File Copies  |  Comics Related  |  The Digest Enthusiast  |  2018 Calendars
 Woodcut and Wood Engraving  |  Statues  |  Coming in August and September
Coming in October and November  | Bargain Books
Rare & Out of Print  |  Mature Readers  |  Website Index

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REYNOLD BROWN A Life in Pictures
Updated edition, limited to 1000. Our Highest Recommendation. By Daniel Zimmer. This spectacular art book explores the life and work of one of the greatest movie poster artists in Hollywood history. This whopping 304 page new edition adds 80 new pages to the original 2009 edition--which quickly sold out--and is loaded with stunning illustrations reproduced from vintage movie posters, photos, and the original paintings and drawings. This is a fine document of Reynold's work, and features images from every facet of his long career, from men's magazines to top-rated films and images we've all had imprinted on our brains, even if we didn't know they were Brown's work. Illustrated Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: REYBH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$49.95

With 80 pages more than in the first edition, out of print since it quickly sold out in 2009. This is a fine, fine book. From the same publisher, the Illustrated Press, and all with the same 1,000-copy limitations: Dean Cornwell, Jon Whitcomb, Bernie Fuchs, Shannon Sternweis, The Golden Age Volume 3, and Masters of American Illustration. And, of course, all available issues of Illustration Magazine.

 

Underwood Books File Copies

 

We just made a major purchase of Underwood Books File Copies, which include long out of print regular and deluxe editions by Frazetta, Dave Stevens and many others. This week we begin several weeks of listings with the second Frazetta book, Legacy. We have very limited numbers on these; just four of the Super Deluxe. All are as-new, perfect copies, often in shrink wrap. Many of the limited editions are low numbers, for instance we have #2, 3 and 4 of the Legacy Deluxe below.

FRANK FRAZETTA LEGACY Deluxe Signed
Signed & limited, 2500! Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. Includes German linen slipcase. Frank's health at the time of publication prevented him from signing these books, but as with Icon, each book is hand-stamped with the Frazetta seal of certification and Frank's signature. Only in this deluxe edition will you also get an additional 16 pages not in the trade edition, including two previously unpublished oils and one watercolor and 13 very rare or unpublished major b&w illustrations. These are VERY early numbers, beginning with #2. We will fill orders numerically beginning with the earliest. Underwood Books, 1999. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: FFLD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 176pg, Partial Color
$300.00

 
FRANK FRAZETTA LEGACY
First Edition. Publisher's File Copy. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. Following the amazing success of Icon, Underwood books presented their second volume with an entirely different selection of works. Same museum quality reproduction as Icon, with an equal number of paintings and drawings. 75 full page major paintings, 23 previously-unpublished, two-color pieces for an animated "Dracula", and more rare works. Also, 34 smaller color pieces, many unpublished elsewhere, and 40 b&w drawings. Underwood Books, 1999. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FFLH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Partial Color
$85.00

 
FRANK FRAZETTA LEGACY Super Deluxe
Limited, 110! Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. Signed by Danton Burroughs (ERB's grandson), who wrote the introduction; Nick MeglinMad magazine editor and Frank's life-long friend who wrote the foreword; Michael Friedlander, who contributes an article on observing the master at work; and by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. Beside the additional 16 pages, this also has an unpublished piece not in any other edition. Bound in leather. Underwood Books, 1999. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FFLSD
Hard Cover, Partial Color
$950.00

Note: on orders in the U.S., shipping is free on the Deluxe and Super Deluxe since they are $300 or more.

To tie in with Frazetta this week, we're listing several more Rare and Out of Print Frazetta titles, including hardcovers of the first Ballantine collection , Johnny Comet, Russ Cochran's oversized Thunda, and Small Wonders. We also have a couple prints in our Bargain Books section. See our website for Frazetta books, posters, a statue and more.

Also coming shortly from Underwood will be these titles we will be offering as discounted bargain books: Telling Stories: Comic Strip Art of Frank Frazetta, Women of Wonder, Shameless Art, Savage Art, Middle Earth Visions, Artists Against the War, and Strange Days. To keep up with the new listings, use ADVANCED SEARCH on our website, then search “Underwood” under the publisher category.

 

Comics Related

 
THE MANY LIVES OF CATWOMAN THE FELONIOUS HISTORY OF A FELINE FATALE
Recommended. By Tim Hanley. For more than 75 years, Catwoman has forged her own path in a clear-cut world of stalwart heroes, diabolical villains and damsels in distress. Sometimes a thief, sometimes a vigilante, sometimes neither and sometimes both, the mercurial Catwoman gleefully defies classification. Her relentless independence across comic books, television and film appearances set her apart from the rest of the superhero world. When female characters were limited to little more than romantic roles, Catwoman used her feminine wiles to manipulate Batman and escape justice at every turn. Chicago Review Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: MANLC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 295pg, Text/Full Color
$18.99 $16.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
CATWOMAN A Celebration of 75 Years
Collects Batman #1, 3, 65, 69, Lois Lane #70-71, Wonder Woman #201-202, Batman #323-324, 1980; Brave and the Bold #197, 1983; Catwoman #1,1989, #28, Solo #1, Catwoman #20 and #52, 2003 and 2006; Gotham City Sirens #1, 2009; Catwoman #35,2015; Batman '66 # Recommended. By Bill Finger, Dennis O'Neil, Len Wein et al. Art by Jerry Robinson, Kurt Schaffenberger, Darwyn Cook, Paul Dini et al. Selina Kyle gets her due in this new collection celebrating her 75 year history! Don't miss the stories that made Catwoman one of Batman's greatest foes--and one of comics' most memorable villains. DC, 2015...More.

Item Code: CAT75H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

See our other Catwoman items on our website, including the Luis Royo statue.

 
CONAN OMNIBUS Volume 3 Ancient Gods and Sorcerers
Covers by Frank Cho amd José Villarrubia. Highly Recommended. By Timothy Truman. Art by Tomás Giorello and Richard Corben. Showcasing the work of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello, this action-packed omnibus includes stories such as "The Hand of Nergal," an unfinished fragment by creator Robert E. Howard; the powerful "Black Colossus," in which Conan tries his hand at being a professional warrior; and a series of tales which detail the Cimmerian's return to his homeland and his familial roots. Superbly drawn, with some amazing work including the series of Frank Cho covers. Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: COOM03
Soft Cover, 7X10, 464pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Volumes 1 and 2 are still available [COOM01, COOM02. $24.99, your price $21.99 each]. More Conan on our website, including Robert E. Howard's Conan of Cimmeria volumes 1 & 2 in our Rare and Out of Print section.

 
BILLIE HOLIDAY
By Carlos Sampayo. Art by Jose Muñoz. Born in Philadelphia in 1915, and dead too soon in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary, even mythical, jazz singer. With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on behalf of a New York daily. Beyond the public scandals that marred the life of the star (alcohol, drugs, violence), he seeks to restore the truth, through the undertones of racism, and in the wake of the blues, the slow drift of a singer who expressed the deepest emotions in jazz. NBM. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BILHO
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 80pg
$19.99 $17.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
JOSEPHINE BAKER The Graphic Novel
By José-Louis Bocquet. Art by Catel Muller. A massive 465-page graphic novel relates the unique life of Josephine Baker (1906–1975), just 19 years old when she found herself in Paris in 1925. Overnight, the young American dancer--who often performed topless--became the idol of the Roaring Twenties, captivating Picasso, Cocteau, Le Corbusier, and Simenon. After World War II and her time in the French Resistance, Baker devoted herself to the struggle against racial segregation, publicly battling the humiliations she had for so long suffered personally. Moderate, tasteful nudity and adult situations. Self Made Hero, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: JOSB
Soft Cover, 7x9, 568pg, b&w
$22.95 $20.95

 
COMICS REVUE PRESENTS Steve Roper AUG 2017
Steve Roper cover. Recommended. By Russ Manning, Stan Lynde, Milton Caniff et al. Complete stories in this issue; Steve Roper from1956; Krazy Kat by George Herriman from 1935; The Phantom by Lee Falk and Sy Barry from 1962, and Rick O'Shay from 1975. Plus the latest serial installments of Buz Sawyer by Roy CraneModesty Blaise by Peter O'Donnell and RomeroFlash Gordon by Mac Raboy and Harry Harrison, Alley Oop by Hamlin,Tarzan by Russ Manning, Gasoline Alley, Steve Canyon. Includes a section of full color Sunday Pages, two per page, including Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts, very fine work. Manuscript Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: CR0817
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
$19.95

We have back issues back to 2015, so you can get started with all the serial stories.

 

The Digest Enthusiast

 
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 1
January, 2015. Recommended. Interviews with Phyllis Galde (Fate magazine), Gordon Van Gelder (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and Matthew Turcotte (Archie digest collector); articles on Galaxy Science Fiction, the girlie digests of Myron Fass, 1950s newspaper/crime digest The Big Story, fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard Krauss and Joe Wehrle, Jr.; reviews of Fate #725, Fate trading cards, Paperback Parade #85 and Coronet June 1950; and Rob Imes‘ In Defense of Digests, an outstanding and informative overview of the entire history of digests. Larque Press, 2015...More.

Item Code: DIGE01
Soft Cover, 5x8, 116pg, Text/b&w
$10.00

 
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 2
June, 2015. Recommended. Explore the world of digest magazines. Interviews with Steve Darnall (Nostalgia Digest, Those Were the Days, Radio's Golden Age), Gary Lovisi (Gryphon Books, Paperback Parade) and Robert Lopresti (Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazines, Mike Shayne); articles on Borderline (James Dean & Vampira), The Mysterious Traveler Magazine (Robert Arthur & David Kogan), Mister No comics digest, H.L Gold's Beyond Fantasy Fiction, Australia's Action and Leisure Pulp Crime Digests and Archie Comics Digests. Larque Press, 2015...More.

Item Code: DIGE02
Soft Cover, 5x8, 152pg, Text/b&w
$10.00

 
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 3
Recommended. Edited by Richard Krauss. Includes nearly 100 cover images. Interview with Heather Jacobs (Big Fiction); profile of Timothy Green Beckley (Fate, Beyond, etc.); articles on Beyond, Super-Science Fiction, Diabolik, Dashiell Hammett digests, Gunsmoke, Dope Fiends trading cards; fiction by Ron Fortier, Gary Lovisi, Joe Wehrle Jr.; and reviews of Weasels Ripped My Flesh!Where Stories Dwell, The Man From Mars, The Executioner: Border Offensive, A Blonde for Murder, Popular Fiction Periodicals, Manhunt Dec. 1953, Children's Digest Spring 1972, Fate #727. Larque Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: DIGE03
Soft Cover, 5x8, 150pg, Text/b&w
$10.00

 
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 4
January, 2016. Recommended. Edited by Richard Krauss. Interviews: Art Taylor (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine), Editors: Alec Cizak (Pulp Modern), Jennifer Landels (Pulp Literature), John Kenyon (Grift Magazine), Kristen Valentine (Betty Fedora) and Sheri White (Morpheus Tales) on the new generation of digital digests. Articles: Suspense Magazine and suspense novels by Richard Krauss, Galaxy Novels by Steve Carper, Galaxy Magabooks by Gary Lovisi, Criswell Predicts: Fate & Spaceway by Tom BrinkmannShock Mystery Tales by Peter EnfantinoPocket Pin-Ups trading cards by Richard Krauss. Larque Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: DIGE04
Soft Cover, 5x8, 152pg, Text/b&w
$10.00

 
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 5
January, 2017. Recommended. Edited by Richard Krauss. Interview with Bill CriderNews DigestJustice: Amazing Detective Mysteries, Worlds of Fantasy, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman Jr., Ellery Queen Selects, Marvel Science Stories, Digest Magazine Checklists, Magazine of Horror, RAWL: Writing for Publication, and fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard L. Kellogg and Joe Wehrle Jr. Includes nearly 100 cover images. Cover by Joe Wehrle. Larque Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: DIGE05
Soft Cover, 5x8, 150pg, Text/b&w
$10.00

 
DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 6
June, 2017. Recommended. Edited by Richard Krauss. Interviews with Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine's B.K. Stevens and Analog/Asimov's Edd Vick; articles on Manhunt, Sharon Tate's FateBrian Aldiss‘ Hothouse series in F&SF, Bob Hope's They Got Me Covered, and International SF; reviews of Digest Dolls and Weirdbook #34; and fiction from Lesann Berry, Alec Cizak, and Joe Wehrle, Jr. Illustrations and cartoons by Brad W. Foster, Michael Neno, Bob Vojtko, and Joe Wehrle, Jr. Cover by the noted comics artist Brian Buniak. Includes over 75 cover images. Larque Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: DIGE06
Soft Cover, 5x8, 150pg
$10.00

 

2018 Calendars

 
BORIS VALLEJO & JULIE BELL Fantasy 2018 Calendar
Highly Recommended. By Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. The beloved and perennially bestselling calendar that fantasy lovers look forward to year after year. Thirteen vivid, all-new paintings by the husband-and-wife team of Boris Vallejo, and Julie Bell. Allow yourself to fall headfirst into an extraordinary, imaginative world where a haloed Bride of Night confronts a reptilian beast; a nymph and a leopard commune in the mountains; and a warrior queen rides sword-first into combat. Each detail is meticulously painted and totally compelling, down to the tiniest features of the surreal, dreamy landscapes. Workman, 2017...More.

Item Code: BVJB18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.99

See our website for all 2018 calendars in stock. Just arrived, too late to include here, is the Virgil Finlay Calendar. Check it out, it's really cool. Superb b&w reproduction of many of his finest pieces. Full details next week.

 

Woodcut and Wood Engraving

 
RAVILIOUS & CO The Pattern of Friendship
By Andy Friend. Introduction by Alan Powers. Eric Ravilious was one of the best-known twentieth-century British artists, but this is also a biography of the group of fellow creators with whom he associated--men and women who inspired, challenged, and influenced one another--from their student days up through the Second World War. For many, his watercolors capture the spirit of midcentury England, as do his wood-engraved works, recalling the work of Lynd Ward and Clare Leighton. Here are his fellow students at the Royal College of Art such as Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Enid Marx, Percy Horton, Peggy Angus, and Helen Binyon. Thames & Hudson, 2017...More.

Item Code: RAVILH
Hard Cover, 7x9, 336pg, Partial Color
$40.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
LYND WARD Six Novels in Woodcuts
Two Volumes in Slipcase. Highly Recommended. From the eve of the Great Depression to the start of World War II, Lynd Ward (1905-1985) observed the troubled American scene through the double lens of a politically committed storyteller and a visionary graphic artist. His medium--the wordless "novel in woodcuts"--was his alone, and he quickly brought it from bold iconographic infancy to subtle and still unrivalled mastery. Library of America, 2010...More.

Item Code: LYNSH
Hard Cover, 5x8, 1534pg, b&w
$70.00 $59.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ILLUSTRATED By Lynd Ward
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Robert Dance. Published to accompany the exhibition "Illustrated by Lynd Ward, From the Collection of Robert Dance," on view at the Grolier Club November 19 2015-January 16 2016. Probably in a limited printing. Expensive, but a rare glimpse at some fine and very scarce Ward pieces, some from the original artwork. 246 bibliographic entries, 36 color and b&w reproductions. Impermanent & Grolier, 2015...More.

Item Code: ILLWA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Text/Partial Color
$55.00 $35.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
GODS' MAN A Novel in Woodcuts By Lynd Ward Signed
Closeout Price! Signed by Barry Moser & numbered, 300! By Lynd Ward. Preface by Barry Moser. Gods' Man is a wordless novel by American artist Lynd Ward (1905-1985) first published in 1929. In 139 captionless woodblock prints it tells the Faustian story of an artist who signs away his soul for a magic paintbrush. Gods' Man was the first American wordless novel, and is seen as a precursor of, and influence on, the development of the graphic novel. Each image moves the story forward by an interval Ward chooses to maintain story flow. Centipede, 2015...More.

Item Code: GODSMD
Hard Cover, 7x11, 318pg, b&w
$95.00 $49.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ENGLISH WOOD-ENGRAVING 1900-1950
Recommended. By Thomas Balston, Eric Gill, Clare Leighton, John Buckland-Wright, Joan Hassall et al. At the turn of the twentieth century the art of wood-engraving enjoyed a flourishing revival among English artists. These works were so different from their predecessors, in both design and technique, that they formed a new branch of the art. This showcases five decades' worth of magnificent wood engravings. Dover, 2015...More.

Item Code: ENGW
Soft Cover, 8x11, 84pg, b&w
$12.95

You'll find more interesting books on the woodcut on our website.

 

Statues

 
LITTLE MINXIES KABUKI Statue
Numbered, 500! Recommended. By David Mack and Clayburn Moore. David Mack's beautiful assassin Kabuki is captivatingly coy as the third release in CS Moore Studio's Little Minxies Statues. It's a sweetly sexy pinup interpretation of the dark and moody ninja warrior. Standing 8 inches tall, Kabuki not-so-carefully hides her sickle behind her back as she entices you near with her enchanting “come hither” eyes. For an affordable price, this limited edition (just 500, each one numbered!) cold-cast porcelain statuette is a must for Kabuki and pin-up fans everywhere! Full color illustrated box. 8/17/2017 16:13...More.

Item Code: LMKAB
8" tall, Full Color
$49.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
LITTLE MINXIES APHRODITE IX Statue
Closeout Price! Numbered, 3000! By Manuel Carrasco and Clayburn Moore. Top Cow Productions' Aphrodite IX joins Moore Studio's line of sweetly sexy, curvaceous cuties known as Little Minxies. Little Minxies are super-curvy, ultra gorgeous pinup interpretations of favorite characters! Standing 8 inches tall, Aphrodite IX has her gun raised and is ready for trouble. CS Moore, 2014...More.

Item Code: LMA
8" tall, Full Color
$54.95 $24.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
LITTLE MINXIES SINFUL SUZI Statue
Closeout Price! Numbered, 3,000! By Joseph Michael Linsner and Clayburn Moore. The debut statue in a new line of sweetly sexy, curvaceous cuties known as Little Minxies. The first in the line of vinyl figurines is Joseph Michael Linsner's seductive but devilish pin-up girl. Little Minxies are super-curvy pinup interpretations of favorite characters--and some original creations to come! CS Moore, 2013...More.

Item Code: LMSS
8" tall, Full Color
$44.95 $24.95

 

Coming in August & September

 
KIRBY 100 Hardcover
Limited, 1000. Includes extra 16-page section. Highly Recommended. Art by Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Drew Friedman et al. Edited by John Morrow and Jon B. Cooke. The party starts here! TwoMorrows and the Jack Kirby Collector magazine celebrate Jack Kirby's 100th birthday in style with the release of KIRBY100, a full-color visual holiday for the King of comics! It features an all-star line-up of 100 comics pros who critique key images from Kirby's 50-year career, admiring his page layouts and storytelling skills, and lovingly reminiscing about their favorite characters and stories. Featured are Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Drew Friedman, Walter Simonson, John Byrne, Joe Sinnott, Steve Rude, Adam Hughes, Wendy Pini, John Romita Sr., Dave Gibbons, P. Craig Russell, and dozens more of the top names in comics. TwoMorrows, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: KIR100H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 240pg
$45.95

 
KIRBY 100
Highly Recommended. Art by Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Drew Friedman et al. Edited by John Morrow and Jon B. Cooke. The party starts here! TwoMorrows and the Jack Kirby Collector magazine celebrate Jack Kirby's 100th birthday in style with the release of KIRBY100, a full-color visual holiday for the King of comics! It features an all-star line-up of 100 comics pros who critique key images from Kirby's 50-year career, admiring his page layouts and storytelling skills, and lovingly reminiscing about their favorite characters and stories. Featured are Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Drew Friedman, Walter Simonson, John Byrne, Joe Sinnott, Steve Rude, Adam Hughes, Wendy Pini, John Romita Sr., Dave Gibbons, P. Craig Russell, and dozens more of the top names in comics. TwoMorrows, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: KIR100
Soft Cover, 224pg, Full Color
$34.95 $29.95

 
INK & PAINT The Women of Walt Disney's Animation
By Mindy Johnson. From the earliest black-and-white Alice Comedies to the advent of CAPS and digital animation, meet the pioneering women who brought hand rendered animated stories to vibrant, multicolored life at Walt Disney Studios and beyond. Extensively researched with the full support of the entire Walt Disney Studios archival resources, plus a multitude of private collections, firsthand accounts, newly discovered materials, and production documentation, as well as never-before-seen photography and artwork, this essential volume redefines the collective history of animation. Disney Editions Deluxe, 2017. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: INKPH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 384pg, Full Color
$60.00 $49.95

 
WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK Volume 9 & 10 Set
The Pixilated Parrot & Terror of The Beagle Boys. By Carl Barks. Sea monsters, millionaires, spies, and the first appearance of the Beagle Boys. Full-length Four-Color adventures take the ducks to the Riviera in "Dangerous Disguise," to Loch Ness with Uncle Scrooge in "No Such Varmit," and to "Old California" in Barks' own favorite adventure! Plus twelve more "10-page" stories from Walt Disney's Comics and Stories. The latest volume of Carl Barks's internationally beloved Donald Duck comics. And that's just in Volume 10! Fantagraphics, 2017. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: WDCHP03
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 

Coming in October & November

 
SPECTRUM Volume 24
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by John Fleskes. This volume features over 500 works by more than 300 diverse visionaries, including Julie Bell, Brom, Rovina Cai, Terry Dodson, Cory Godbey, J. Anthony Kosar, Anita Kunz, Dave McKean, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz, David Palumbo, Forest Rogers, Dan dos Santos, and Allen Williams. Spectrum 24 continues the freshness and excellence that was established twenty-four years ago. Flesk, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: SPE24
Soft Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$35.00 $29.95

 
SPECTRUM Volume 24 Hardcover
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by John Fleskes. This volume features over 500 works by more than 300 diverse visionaries, including Julie Bell, Brom, Rovina Cai, Terry Dodson, Cory Godbey, J. Anthony Kosar, Anita Kunz, Dave McKean, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz, David Palumbo, Forest Rogers, Dan dos Santos, and Allen Williams. Spectrum 24 continues the freshness and excellence that was established twenty-four years ago. Flesk, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: SPE24H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$45.00 $39.95

See available back volumes of Spectrum on our website. Volume 23 hardcover is now out of print and we have just five copies left. Volumes 23, 22 and 21 remain available in softcover, at the same price.

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS Volume 1
Collects issues #5-9, 1952-53. Recommended. By John Celardo, Alex Toth, Jerry Grandenetti, Ruben Moreira et al. The covers alone are worth the price of admission -- Alex Toth, Jerry Grandenetti, plus, for fans of DC's My Greatest AdventureRuben Moreira --very few pre-code comics come any better than this. Standard Comics did not believe in #1 issues. They were convinced that comics sold better if they appeared to have been around for a while, and therefore they started all their horror titles with #5, each lasting about ten issues worth of usually well-done E.C. imitations. PS Artbooks, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: PCA01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$44.99

 
ABSOLUTE JUSTICE LEAGUE The World's Greatest Superheroes
By Paul Dini. Art by Alex Ross. Paul Dini, the Emmy Award-winning producer of Batman Beyond, joins forces with superstar illustrator Alex Ross to create six original graphic novels starring The World's Greatest Superheroes! Beautifully painted and meticulously true to character!  Years out of print, these six stories are now collected in a massive oversize absolute edition: Superman: Peace on Earth, Batman: War on Crime, Shazam!: Power of Hope, Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth, JLA: Secret Origins and JLA: Liberty and Justice. DC, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: ABSJLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 500pg, Full Color
$75.00 $59.00

 
CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH AND THE ART OF THE FOUR
By Roger Billcliffe. This new work presents the most coherent story to date of this important group, concentrating on the entirety of their artistic imagery and output, far beyond the best known work of the 1890s, and charting the constantly changing relationships between the artists and their work. The Glasgow Style is the name given to the work they would help pioneer, as part of the young designers and architects working in Glasgow from 1890–1914. At its centre were four young friends who trained at Glasgow School of Art; – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Herbert MacNair, Margaret Macdonald and Frances Macdonald. Francis Lincoln, 2017. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: CHRMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x12, 304pg, Full Color
$60.00 $49.95

 

Bargain Books up to 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.

ART OF STEPHEN HICKMAN Empyrean Signed [ARTSHH. $39.95 $24.95].
FRANK FRAZETTA'S The Adventures of the Snow Man [FFASH. $14.99 $9.99].

FRAZETTA BERSERKER Print With Canvas Texture [FRABPR. $32.00 $20.00].
FRAZETTA VAMPIRELLA Print With Canvas Texture [FRAVPR. $32.00 $20.00].

COMIC BOOK CREATOR #9 The Energizing Art of Joe Staton [CBCR09. $8.95 $4.95].
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #12 Howard Cruse/Jack Kirby [CBCR12. $8.95 $4.95].

COMICS JOURNAL LIBRARY Volume 9 Zap Interviews [CJL09. $35.00 $19.95].
DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL Volume 1 [DAS01. $19.99 $11.99].

ALVARADO'S PIN-UP NUDES [ALVPH. $34.99 $19.99].
SLEAZY STAGS, AMERICAN STYLE DVD [SLST. $29.95 $18.95].

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).

 

Rare & Out of Print

Including the Frank Frazetta items we have listed above, we also have THE ULTIMATE TRIUMPH The Heroic Fantasy World of Robert E. Howard. Also by Robert E. Howard is Conan of Cimmeria volumes 1 & 2, with artwork by Mark Schultz (vol. 1) and Gary Gianni (vol. 2).

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