Thursday, September 21, 2017

Four new Underwood Sale Books, an new Syd Mead art book, a new Uncle Scrooge Timeless Tales, Frank Cho creates a Wonder Woman statue, and Paperbacks from Hell. Kirby 100 vintage comics set from new reprints from Marvel and a Canadian Whites Kickstarter program that deserves your support.

It's a big week--35 new items in all. Four new Underwood Sale Books, an entirely new Syd Mead art book, a new Uncle Scrooge Timeless Tales, Frank Cho creates a Wonder Woman statue, and Paperbacks from Hell looks at a neglected period of vintage art. We've also put together our own Kirby 100 vintage comics set from new reprints from Marvel. And see my special message in News and Notes about a Canadian Whites Kickstarter program that deserves your support.

Art Books  |  Underwood Books: New on Sale  |  Comic Book Archives
Pulp Reprints  |  2018 Calendars  |  Pin-Up  |  Wonder Woman by Frank Cho  |  Warehouse Finds
Bargain Books  |  Rare & Out of Print  |  Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index
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Art Books

Highly Recommended. This represents the most extensive collection of Mead's visionary work ever printed, compiling hundreds of images, sketches and concept art from a career spanning almost 40 years, many of which have never been seen in print before. Each entry provides a unique insight into the processes involved in Mead's practice as well as illuminating the behind-the-scenes work involved in creating a fully realized, cinematic depiction of the future. Titan, 2017...More.

Item Code: MOVSMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x9, 256pg, Full Color
$49.95 $39.95

HARLEY QUINN A Celebration of 25 Years
Art by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner, and Terry Dodson. From her animated adventures to her bloody stint in the Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn: A Celebration of 25 Years captures the greatest comic book moments of the Joker's main moll, brought to life by industry legends Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Jim Lee, Jeph Loeb, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Karl Kesel, Terry Dodson and more! DC, 2017...More.

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

MYTHICAL BEASTS An Artist's Field Guide To Designing Fantasy Creatures
In Mythical Beasts: An Artist's Field Guide to Designing Fantasy Creatures, thirty talented artists show you how to sketch, draw, and render thirty mythical creatures. Learn how to create some of the best-known fantasy creatures including the werewolf, unicorn, and of course the fantasy staple—the dragon. Also included are lesser-known mythical beasts such as the Slavic Leshy, Japanese Jorogumo, and the Congolese Dingonek. Each creature has its own chapter which covers its history, how to render main elements and variations, and one large final illustration. If you are a fan of mythology and fantasy, then Mythical Beasts is the book for you! 3DTotal, 2017...More.

Item Code: MYTBE
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 320pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $44.99

PAPERBACKS FROM HELL The Twisted History of 70s and 80s Horror Fiction
By Grady Hendrix. Tour the horror paperback novels of the 1970s and 80s . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary s Baby. It's an affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of two iconic decades, complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles. Quirk, 2017...More.

Item Code: PAFR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

For more Vintage Paperback art, see:

Dope Menace: The Sensational World of Drug Paperbacks 1900-1975 [DPE. $24.95]

Sin-A-Rama: Sleeze Paperbacks of the Sixties/Expanded [SINA. $25.95, your price $23.50]

Bad Girls Need Love Too [BDGH. $12.99 and almost gone, just six left]

Popular Skullture: The Skull Motif in Pulps, Paperbacks and Comics [POPSK. $19.99, your price $16.99]



Underwood Books: New on Sale

WOMEN OF WONDER Celebrating Women Creators of Fantastic Art
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Cathy Fenner. Introduction by Lauren Panepinto. From the co-editor of Spectrum, a spotlight on women creators of fantastic art (traditionally seen as a largely male domain, though women have always been active participants) from Kewpie creator Rose O'Neill and pulp illustrator Margaret Brundage to Spectrum Grand Masters Diane Dillon and Kinuko Y. Craft. Underwood, 2015...More.

Item Code: WOMOW
Soft Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
$24.95 $12.50

SHAMELESS ART 20th Century Genre and the Artists that Defined It
Closeout Price! Recommended. Edited by Tim Underwood. Unrepentant, unapologetic, unbridled and under-appreciated, genre art from the first half of the 20th century reflected the subconscious urges of an economically deprived and sexually depressed generation. This collects work by masters like Gil Elvgren, Earl Moran, Rolf Armstrong, George Petty, Enoch Bolles and many others as they let their untamed imaginations and tortured libidos run wild. Underwood, 2010...More.

Item Code: SHAAH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 112pg, Full Color
$15.00 $9.95

MIDDLE EARTH Visions of a Modern Myth
Closeout Price! Donato Giancola. From the brush of Donato Giancola, one of the world's most recognized and lauded fantasy artists, comes a book filled with new illustrations that apply his legendary Renaissance craftsmanship to J. R. R. Tolkien's fantastic Middle-Earth. Dramatic lighting and deft draftsmanship reminiscent of master painters like Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer explain Donato's popularity with millions of fans, as well as the numerous Hugo and Chesley Awards he has received. This long-awaited, moving, and beautiful voyage through Middle-Earth — a must-have for eager genre readers everywhere — offers a refreshingly new exploration of literature's most beloved fantasy realm. Underwood Books, 2010...More.

Item Code: MIDEH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 78pg, Full Color
$25.00 $12.50

Closeout Price! Art by Ralph Steadman, Wendy Popp, Burt Silverman et al. Edited by Steve Brodner. Based on the 2008 Society of Illustrators' exhibit, "Artists Against the War", Artists Against the War draws from the history of graphic protest and demonstrates the many ways that illustrators — in comics, editorial cartoons, illustrations for magazine articles, and so on — have reflected on the representations and misrepresentations of war, specifically the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Underwood Books, 2011...More.

Item Code: ARTAGH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 110pg, Partial Color
$19.95 $9.95

See the previous two emails, Sept 8 and Sept 15, for more Underwood Sale Books. Last week's Savage Art is a same-format companion to Shameless Art. And Telling Stories: The Comic Art of Frank Frazetta is still the hands-down bestseller so far. See all the titles on our website, and see all the Underwood File Copies there also. We'll have more of those for you next week, including Hannes Bok.


Comic Book Archives

PRE-CODE CLASSICS Strange Terrors Volume 1
Collects #1-5, 1952. Recommended. By Joe Kubert, Rafael Astarita, Paul Gattuso et al. Another exceptional title from the innovative publisher St. John. Artists include Don Perlin, Rafael Astarita, Paul Gattuso, Ralph Mayo, George Meyerriecks, Bob Forgione, Joe Kubert, George Tuska and William Ekgren, whose bizarre surreal covers are now key collectible books from the pre-code days. They're all here—witches, vampires, walking corpses, ghosts, ghouls and goblins galore. With above average artwork. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCST01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color

PRE-CODE CLASSICS Strange Terrors Volume 2
Collects 100-page issues Strange Terrors #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...More.

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

Chilling Archives of Horror Comics #22. By Ruth Roche et al. Art by the Iger Shop. One of the weirdest, coolest, cheesiest, most bizarre, goriest pre-code comic books printed in its entirety. Voodoo features beyond good taste, sexy Good Girl art, and old school horror art by the master Matt Baker and his associates from the infamous group, the Iger Shop! The final volume of a series collecting all 19 issues. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: COMV03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 184pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

By Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Warren Ellis et al. Art by Amanda Conner, Mike Mayhew, Gary Frank et al. The finest comic book creators of the modern era delve into the mystery and the macabre in The Best of Vampirella Masters Series! Revisit the greatest tales of horror comics' most iconic heroine with the collected stories, each crafted by a legendary team of writers and artists! Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: BVMAS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 568pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

All the other Vampirella collections are on our website.

Collects #13-18. By Francesco Artibani, Alessandro Perina, William Van Horn, et al. He's tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties... he's Scrooge McDuck! But has he got what it takes to survive IDW's Uncle Scrooge #13-18—and a combined onslaught from Flintheart Glomgold, John D. Rockerduck, Magica De Spell and the Beagle Boys in “Scrooge's Last Adventure”? This awesome collectors' hardback also features Glittering Goldie in Romano Scarpa's “The Miner's Granddaughter,” new tales of Uncle Rumpus by William Van Horn, and a virtual reality trek through Scrooge's Life and Times in “Scrooge Vs. Scrooge!” With extras for true Disney Comics aficionados, this super Scrooge omnibus is perfect for the penny-pincher in your life. Maybe that's you! IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: USTT03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Volumes 1 and 2 both remain available at the same discounted price of $26.99 [USTT01H, USTT02H].

MARVEL MASTERWORKS Luke Cage Hero For Hire Volume 2
Collects #17-21, 1974-76. By Tony Isabella, Len Wein, Don McGregor et al. Art by George Tuska, Ron Wilson, George Perez et al. Marvel's bulletproof man is back! Marvel Masterworks proudly present the evolution of Luke Cage, Hero for Hire into his new identity: Power Man! It's a series of iconic Cage classics featuring the debut of Cottonmouth, Cage's evolving relationship with Claire Temple, and action galore. Cage goes toe to toe with Iron Man, battles the villainous Power Man for the right to the name, and hits the road to uncover the secrets of Security City. Also featuring the debut of Bill Foster as Giant-Man...and the one and only Piranha Jones! With stories and art by comic book greats Wein, Isabella, McGregor, Tuska, Wilson, Pérez and more, these are the stories that defined the Marvel and Netflix icon for an entire generation of fans! Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: MMLC02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 312pg, Full Color
$75.00 $64.95

By Jack Sutter. Art by John Stokes, Frank Bellamy, John Canning, and Jim Baikie. Never-before-reprinted comics that originally appeared in weekly British magazines beginning in 1969. These are the U.K. voyages of the starship Enterprise—and, now, at last, fans everywhere can experience them. This third volume reprints all comics from 1972 to 1979 and concludes the series that presents the complete Star Trek UK comics. Bonus material includes various one-shots and annuals, as well as strips created for various merchandise and toys. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: STC03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 240pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

The first two collections are still available at the same discounted price of $39.99 each. [STC01H, STC02H.]

Jack Kirby reinvented the superhero genre with his sprawling saga of the Fourth World —a bold storytelling vision that was decades ahead of its time. In honor of this extraordinary talent's centennial, DC Comics is proud to re-present the groundbreaking work of the King of Comics in a brand-new series of trade paperback editions collecting his classic DC titles in all their four-color glory: Mister Miracle By Jack Kirby (New Edition)! DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: JKMM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Set contains 12 comics reprinting both original issues, and combining one or more issues together.  The set consists of Captain America, Black Panther, Tales to Astonish with the first appearance of Groot, Eternals #1, Avengers #4, Devil Dinosaur #1, Strange Tales with Nick Fury, Thor vs. the Hulk, The Mighty Thor, Inhumans, Tales of Suspense with Iron Man, and Tales to Astonish with Ant Man and the Wasp. Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: TRBP
Comic, 32pg ea, Full Color

Score these original comics and original stories in the format they first appeared in. This collection is a little different, because on more than half of these, two issues have been collected into one: for instance, you get both first appearances of Goot, in Tales to Astonish #13 and Journey Into Mystery #62; for Thor, you get his origin in Journey Into Mystery #83, and his 3rd appearance in #85, instead of the non-Thor backup features in #83. And so on. Full details are in our complete website description. We've only put together a limited number of sets, and we won't be able to replenish these once they sell out.

There are many more collections and reference books about Jack are on our website.


Pulp Reprints

1934-35. Limited, 50. By Kent Thorn. Art by A. Leslie Ross, Don Hewitt. Introduction by Will Murray. Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox. They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails. Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life. They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage. Altus, 2017...More.

Item Code: MAVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 252pg, Text/b&w


2018 Calendars

Highly Recommended. A handsome, oversized calendar with twelve delicate line drawings by Jennie Harbour, an underappreciated artist from the Golden Age of illustration. This was published as a labor of love by a dedicated fan who produces occasional special projects like this. Probably not more than 200 copies will be produced in all, and not readily available from other sources. Harbour was a very skilled artist in her time, doing several fine children's books, but today she is known only to the most dedicated fans of the period. Calligraphics, 2017...More.

Item Code: FFT18
Wirebound, 18x12, 12pg, Two Color

This special calendar--which is oversized and quite limited--came into our hands by odd circumstance. At the last Sacramento Book show, I was talking to one of the dealers and a gentleman came by and gave her a copy. We all talked about how obscure the artist was, I greatly admired what he had put together, and one thing led to another. Turns out this is a special project this long-time collector likes to put together, not for financial reward but just to have something cool for friends and the local bookstore or two. So unless you frequent Moe's books in Berkeley, this might be your one and only opportunity to snag this, as much a fine display of Harbour's artwork as it is a calendar. I like it.

Recommended. 1890 to 1925 was the Golden Age of Illustration. The finest artists were producing the best in children's and illustrated books, in England and in the U.S. Artists such as Kay Nielsen, Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac designed the most fantastical, beautiful drawings to enhance stories that still enchant to this day. Here is a sampling of that fine work, a wide variety month by month. Catch, 2017...More.

Item Code: CB18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

SCI-FI 2018 Calendar
Vintage science fiction movie posters, pulp, magazine and book covers. Includes images from Fantastic Voyage, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Weird Tales, The Man from Planet X, Astonishing, Fantastic, Not of this Earth, Space Adventures, Strange Worlds, Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds, and Space Adventures. Campy and fun! Catch, 2017...More.

Item Code: SC18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

PULP ATTACK 2018 Calendar
Classic collection of twelve historical film posters and book covers from the infamous age of cheaply printed fiction. It's all about the sexy ladies here, strutting their stuff and enticing men into their clutches. What's not to like? Includes all major international holidays. Tushita, 2017...More.

Item Code: PULP18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color



Closeout Price! Recommended. Art by Gil Elvgren, Earl Moran, Al Buell, Edward d'Ancona et al. This gift book--available in three striking cover options shipped to customers at random--offers flirtatious and fun 1940s and 50s illustrations. Irresistible pinup ladies bring teasing frivolity to a range of everyday situations, organized thematically from morning to evening. From sun-kissed beauties at the beach to ski bunnies hitting the slopes, bedside nurses ready to take your temperature to scantily clad runaways, rakish shipmates to not-so-conscientious secretaries, these smiling cuties are ready for fun. Flammarion, 2015...More.

Item Code: PINNH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 4x7, 160pg, Full Color
$19.95 $9.98

ART OF THE PIN-UP 2018 Calendar
She's risque but never explicit. She's flirtatious but fiercely independent. She's erotic but could just be the girl next door, on a VERY good day! She's the Pin-Up girl, an all-natural sweetheart created to win the adoration of men across the country. Gil Elvgren cover. Catch, 2017. Mature Viewers...More.

Item Code: APU18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

PIN-UP HISTORY 2018 Calendar
This offers a fun journey through the history of Pin Ups from the golden 1920's to the wild 1950's. Includes iconic sexy images by Gil Elvgren and others. Includes holidays. Tushita, 2017...More.

Item Code: PI18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

PIN-UPS 2018 Calendar
Highly Recommended. Instead of paintings by Elvgren and Petty, here are REAL ladies from the same time, the 1940s to the 1950s.  Just like they were posing for Vargas and others, they are smiling, voluptuous, sultry, and in period settings, with classic hair styles and, occasionally, nylons or lingerie. Mostly they are just fine looking sexy ladies from a lost era of more innocent cheesecake, proud of their appeal. We like this. Catch, 2017...More.

Item Code: PINU18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color


Wonder Woman Statue by Frank Cho

Limited, 5,000. Designed by Frank Cho. Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews. Wonder Woman takes sword and shield in hand in this powerful new Designer Series statue from renowned artist Frank Cho! Frank's work is always first rate and his portrayals of strong women are in a class by themselves. So it's perfect to have him creating this fine image of the Golden Amazon, in the special Cho style. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: DCDWWF
12" tall, Full Color

More Cho statues and books on our website.


Warehouse Finds

With Bookplate Signed by Kaluta. Recommended. By Michael Wm. Kaluta. From 1993. Michael Wm. Kaluta has been creating beautiful imagery for more than 40 years. Highlights of his wonderfully varied career include The Shadow, Starstruck, illustrations and covers for projects from Conan to Fables, Sandman to Wonder Woman. You name it, he may have worked on it. And for a long while now, he's created a myriad of stunningly executed covers for DC Comics. He was also a charter member of the legendary art collective known simply as the Studio, which included Berni Wrightson, Jeffrey Jones and Barry Winsor-Smith. Kitchen Sink Press, 1993. Note: These copies have scuffed or slightly torn covers....More.

Item Code: MWKSS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 90pg, Partial Color

See our website for much more by Michael, including the more recent Sketchbook series and the compilation hardcover, which also comes with a special signed bookplate.

By Wendy Pini. While she was attending college, Wendy Pini asked for and received permission to try to adapt the Elric series by Michael Moorcock into an animated film. Although the project was not fully realised, she did create Law and Chaos: The Stormbringer Animated Film Projects, the story of her trials and triumphs as she grew and gained experience. Warp Graphics, 1987. Has a 2 inch razor cut to the cover....More.

Item Code: LAWR
Soft Cover, 11x8, 144pg, Text/Full Color

This is an early and offbeat book from Wendy. See our website for all her latest books, several of which are on sale, and the others all qualify you for the Flesk Buy-One, Get-One-Free special where we are giving away two fine James Bama books.


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.

CLASSICS BOMBER COMICS Volume 3 [CBC3. $15 $10].
CLASSICS BOMBER COMICS Volume 4 [CBC4. $15 $10].

THE COLLECTOR By Toppi [COLSH. $34.99 $14.99].
DEADMAN KELLEY JONES Gallery Edition [DEAKJH. $125 $99].

ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL Volume 1 [ADSG01. $16.99 $9.99].
DOC SAVAGE Statue [DOCST. $210 $125].

ELSEWORLDS BATMAN Volume 1 [ELWB01. $34.99 $19.99].
THE OSAMU TEZUKA STORY A Life in Manga and Anime [OSAM. $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

The highlight this week is the beautiful Norman Lindsay Watercolours. We also added a few more H. R. Giger titles, including one book signed by Giger. From Brom, we have the titles Offerings and Darkwerks, which includes a signed bookplate. We also added the rare Conan of Cimmeria The Black Stranger Original Manucript Facsimile, and lastly, another batch of Glamour International Magazine.

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Mature Readers

Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds is pretty darned cool, with full pages devoted to each and every girl from Marilyn Monroe to the latest. I grew up in the sixties, snagging these from my dad's bottom drawer, and it's certainly fun to see who I recognize.

Adult Movie Posters of the 60's and 70's takes a look at the emergence of x-rated movies from underground sleaze to films that couples went to together and television show hosts talked about, like Behind the Green Door, O, Emannuelle, and of course, the one that started all the talk, Deep Throat.

Artist Barbara Jenson's Bare It All signed edition sold out from us some time ago. But we just got six more copies, then it's gone for good. I think this is her first signed edition. It's also available in a regular edition [BARIT. $14.95].

We have three new calendars this week: Lingerie Provocative, Derrieres, and Naked, for 2018. Three images from each is on our website.

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News and Notes


Holiday Bud Plant Catalog

Our latest catalog is the one we consider our Christmas edition. I know it seems very early,  but ordering from this will allow plenty of time to get those Christmas presents dialed in, particularly if you are overseas. Our last catalog of the year comes out in December, which is too late for foreign customers, and risky for anyone in the U.S., considering shipping takes longer and we just might be out of something special.

The catalog should be in your hands--if you are a regular customer--by October 10th or 15th. See the cover below--we've adapted it from Reynold Brown's new book, using his movie poster for Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. Special features include my recommended Christmas gift ideas, Underwood Books Publisher File Copies, and all of the 2018 Calendars.

Heroes of the Home Front: Bell Features Artists of World War II

This Kickstarter program needs your support! We are fully supporting this upcoming book--I have already committed to 20 copies of the deluxe limited edition, of which there will be just 150, and the regular hardcover. But we'll only have these if the Kickstarter program is successful.
So I'm changing hats from being a retailer, who would like to sell you a copy of this--to altruistic collector, who wants to make sure this gets produced. I have supported every single project so far devoted to collecting and publicizing the WECA (War Economy Conservation Act) comics, also known as the Canadian Whites. These all-original comics were published between 1941 and 1947, the years in which the Canadian government cut off import of any and all U.S. Comics.

Unique characters like Nelvana, Queen of the Northern Lights, were created...and she pre-dates Wonder Woman! Brok Windsor is one of the best drawn titles of the time. Plus Captain Canuck, the Polka Dot Pirate, and Wow Comics #1. All these are on our website.

The author of this new book, Ivan Kocmarek, wrote an extensive and excellent overview of the period that was published in the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 44 (2014-2015). If you have this, go check it out. Also, in the Overstreet Market Report for the last several years, dealers are noting the quickly escalating prices of these rare comics. About 800 issues were published--they are very comparable to the first few years of our own Golden Age, with heroes and heroines of all flavors, albeit in black and white instead of full color. Only in 1946 did a limited number of full color comics come along.

Read more about it, watch Ivan's video, and consider investing directly in the project, since there are several cool premiums. I signed up for one myself, the original issue of Grand Slam Comics. This just might need your support to come to fruition.

The Kickstarter program is here:

In case you'd like to order this direct from us rather than from Kickstarter, we've put in bare-bones descriptions of both editions onto our website and here is the link. The regular edition will be $75, the deluxe signed edition, limited to 150 copies, will be $100. For the deluxe edition, this is our pre-pub price--it may go up upon publication if we still have copies.

We will list these with more complete details later on. As always, your credit card will not be billed until we make our shipment to you. Publication date is February 2018.



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