Thursday, October 12, 2017

Prince Valiant Studio Edition, Spectrum Publisher File Copies, The Thor Omnibus 3, Marvel Horror Magazines, Illustrators 19, Snow White, Kirby’s Demon, DC Bombshells 5, They Drew as They Pleased 3.

Worth the long wait, and then some: My Highest Recommendation goes to The Prince Valiant Studio Edition, now in stock. Plus Spectrum Publisher File Copies, The Thor Omnibus 3, Marvel Horror Magazines, Illustrators 19, The Return of Snow White, Kirby's Demon, DC Bombshells 5, and They Drew as They Pleased 3. Coming in December: The first book ever on Edwin Georgi!

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It's here at last! Our Highest Recommendation. By Hal Foster. Hal Foster is in five artistic Halls of Fame--more than any other illustrator. Fantagraphics' recent reprints of Prince Valiant have received international acclaim, and now they are printing the Holy Grail of comics art: a 160-page collection scanned from Foster's rare, original pages (drawn in black & white, pen and ink) and printed in full color. But also including several hand-colored pages and color syndicate proofs. Includes a beautiful die-cut cover and a bonus original art-size print of the famous "battle on the bridge" scene, 1938. This is an absolutely magnificent book! Fantagraphics, 2017...More.

Item Code: PVSTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 17x23, 160pg, Full Color

This may be sold out very soon from the publisher; they already have a very limited number left. See our website for Volumes 1-16, plus The Prince Valiant Page regular and deluxe and the X-Large 1938 edition, all on sale. The X-Large 1937 and 1939 editions are now sold out, but we have one 1937 and several 1939 editions to be listed soon in Rare Books.

In our Rare & Out of Print section we have listed all seven books of the Hastings House series that started in 1951, and the children's book The Young Knight, published in 1945. Click here to see all of the Prince Valiant books we have available.


Comic Book and Comic Strip Archives

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

Item Code: MTOM03H
Hard Cover, 1000pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

See the website for other Thor collections.

MARVEL HORROR The Magazine Collection
By Chris Claremont, Doug Moench, Tony Isabella et al. Art by Tony DeZuniga, Rico Rival, Vicente Alcazar et al. Marvel's supernatural superstars shine in lavishly illustrated tales of horror! And many of these bizarre adventures from the age of the black-and-white magazine are collected here for the very first time. Blade hunts, Dracula stalks and the Zombie shambles. Meanwhile, night brings the daughter of the diabolical Satana. You'll meet Gabriel and Devil Hunter. Discover the magic of Lady Daemon, fear the Death-Dealing Mannikin, and brave the Haunt of Horror and the Vault of Evil. They're rarely seen creepy classics filled with werewolves, vampires and monsters unleashed. Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: MARHO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 264pg, b&w
$34.99 $29.99

Discover some of comics' most daring writing and dynamic art—and thrill to the imaginative power of one of the medium's greatest masters—in The Demon By Jack Kirby, collecting the King's complete 16-issue run on the acclaimed series. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: DEMJK
Soft Cover, 7X10, 384pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

See our website for more Jack Kirby and New Gods-era work by Jack, like Mister Miracle.

By Al Feldstein and Ray Bradbury. Art by Jack Kamen. Jack Kamen's characters plot, scheme, and steal, but find their plans thwarted by magic, monsters, and madness. Famed for his deft delineations of beautiful, scheming women, handsome jealous husbands, and not-so-innocent children, Kamen returns with a collection of classic EC horror tales from The Vault of Horror, Tales From the Crypt, and The Haunt of Fear. Fantagraphics, 2017...More.

Item Code: DADLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 170pg, b&w
$29.99 $26.99

See the other Fantagraphics EC books and the Dark Horse EC Archives on our website.

Dailies & Sundays, 1948-50. Recommended. By Harold Gray. What would you do if you found $100 million in currency, gold bullion, and sparkling gems? Annie has this enviable problem as the 1940s come to a close. America's spunkiest kid, however, fails to heed the advice of the mysterious “witch” named Gypsy Belle, who warns of trouble and danger associated with the treasure. Soon enough, the wayward waif is evading mobsters, murderers, and...government tax collectors! Gray also dramatically responds to the anti-comic-book hysteria, as Annie and other children try to prevent the adults from burning down the library! And that's just ONE of the four stories in the book. LAOC, 2017...More.

Item Code: CL14H
Hard Cover, 11x8, 272pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

See our website for previous volumes still available.

PRE-CODE CLASSICS Out of The Shadows Volume 2 Slipcased
Limited, 300. Collects #10-14, 1953-54. By Nick Cardy and Gene Fawcette. Art by George Roussos. Wild stories and outstanding artwork! Four stories by Alex Toth plus a bunch by Mike Sekowsky, who was obviously influenced by Toth and was doing work so close sometimes it's hard to identify! Plus bizarre, over-the-top horror and beautiful women by Jack Katz, future Wonder Woman artist Ross Andru, fine work by George Roussos, Tarzan comic strip artist John Celardo. Plus we have a cannibalism story, a cool classic spider cover and more fun. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCOS02D
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color

The regular edition is also available, as well as Volume 1. See all the Pre-Code Classics here, including many older ones now on sale.


Graphic Novels

By Ian Edginton. Art by D'Israeli. The brand new series of Scarlet Traces continues the story of HG Wells' classic SF The War Of The Worlds, taking the story back to Mars... Thanks to the technology left behind by the Martians and salvaged by the survivors, the British Empire has become a dominating world power once again, and has taken the fight back to the Martians! But an aging Robert Autumn knows there is more to this war than the propaganda suggests. He sends journalist Charlotte Hemmingway undercover to Mars in order to discover the truth. What she discovers there is truly earth-shattering... 2000 AD, 2017...More.

Item Code: COMST02
Soft Cover, 7X10, 224pg, Full Color
$23.99 $21.99

Volume 1 is still available.

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS Volume 5 The Death of Illusion
Collects #26-29 and DC Comics: Bombshells Annual #1, 2017. By Marguerite Bennett. Art by Laura Braga, Mirka Andolfo, and Elsa Charretier. The extraordinary heroines known as the Bombshells are fighting on all fronts in an increasingly brutal war. Will the return of two long-lost allies—and a squad of unlikely teammates—be enough to secure victory? DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: DCB05
Soft Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color
$16.99 $14.99

The previous four collections are also in stock.

By Brian Woods and Alex Cox. Art by Hayden Sherman. Centuries have passed and time has taken its toll on Mars. Conflict burns across the landscape. A war of supremacy and genocide at the hands of a brutal despot has brought the planet to the edge of collapse. A search party has finally located an aged John Carter and Dejah Thoris, living in quiet seclusion on a desert moon, in perpetual mourning for their lost son. How could they be Mars' last hope? Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: JCEND
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

More John Carter and Dejah Thoris, Princess of Mars, on our website.


Art Books & Magazines

With James Gurney, Erik Kriek, Jacques Onfroy de Bréveille, Jacques Onfroy de Breveille, Arturo Del Castillo. This sumptuous art quarterly presents the world's finest illustrators. Features in this issue include James Gurney: Dinotopia and much more; Erik Kriek's Goth rock vibe; J.O.B.: Imperial France in all its glory; Arturo Del Castillo: a folio of his most stunning artwork; Norman Rockwell: his worst idea ever; and regular features including The Bookshelf and Letters. Book Palace, 2017...More.

Item Code: IQ19
Magazine, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color

See previous available volumes, and discounted sets of #1-3 and #4-6 on our website.

THEY DREW AS THEY PLEASED The Hidden Art of Disney's Late Golden Age Volume 3
Highly Recommended. By Didier Ghez. Foreword by Andreas Deja. Walt Disney always envisioned that the studios bearing his name would remain relevant by consistently taking creative risks and doing the unexpected. Heading into the 1940s, he crafted an entirely new division of the studio called the Character Model Department, which focused solely on the details of character development. This showcases four (or six, we're unsure yet) of these early pioneers and features artwork developed by them for the Disney shorts from the 1930s, including many unproduced projects, as well as for Snow White and the Seven DwarfsPinocchio, and some early work for later features such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. Chronicle, 2017...More.

Item Code: THD03H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 248pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $39.95

See Volumes 1 and 2, also available.

HARRY CLARKE An Imaginative Genius in Illustration and Stained-Glass Arts
Back in stock! Highly Recommended. By Hiroshi Unno. Art by Harry Clarke. Packed with unusual and some never before collected pieces, a perfect introduction or companion to previous Clarke collections. Born in Dublin in 1889, he studied stained-glass until he moved to London in 1913 to work as a book illustrator. His first printed work was 40 illustrations for Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales. His next was Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination--which made him famous. Despite his short life (only 42 years), he left an expansive legacy of illustration and stained-glass artwork. PIE, 2014...More.

Item Code: HACL
Soft Cover, 7x10, 288pg, Partial Color

HARRY CLARKE The Life & Work
Highly Recommended. By Nicola Gordon Bowe. The definitive biography of Clarke and a critical survey of his oeuvre--out of print for more than 15 years, now with new images and additional material. Stained glass, symbolism, decadence, Celtic mysticism, Art Nouveau, and the Ballets Russes--all these elements claim a place in the the art of Harry Clarke (1887-1931), the Dublin artist now recognized internationally as a bizarre genius of his age. History Press, 2015...More.

Item Code: HCLIF
Soft Cover, 8x10, 384pg, Partial Color


Walt Disney Collections

The Pixilated Parrot & Terror of The Beagle Boys. By Carl Barks. The Pixilated Parrot Vol 9: Carl Barks delivers another superb collection of clever plot twists, laugh-out-loud comedy, and all-around cartooning brilliance. Donald gives Uncle Scrooge a parrot for his birthday but the feathered troublemaker escapes with the combination to Scrooge's safe holding "ninety tons of money." Then, Donald and the boys are shanghaied by a mysterious stranger, who whisks them off to face perils in the desert in "Ancient Persia." Fantagraphics, 2017...More.

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

WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK The Secret of Hondorica
Book 17 in the series. By Carl Barks. When Uncle Scrooge loses some vital papers in a plane crash in the jungles of Hondorica, he sends Donald and his nephews to rescue them. But wily cousin Gladstone Gander gets wind of the expedition and decides to get there first — to claim the reward for himself! Then Donald becomes a sales agent for the Break & Bruise Insurance Co. and sells a policy to Uncle Scrooge. But Scrooge is determined to collect, so Donald has to become his bodyguard to protect him from harm. And when the Junior Woodchuck boys are challenged by the Chickadee Patrol girls to build a wilderness bridge, Donald's efforts to help put him in danger — and the boys have to choose between rescuing him and winning the contest. Fantagraphics, 2017...More.

Item Code: WD13H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$29.99 $25.99

See our website for all previous volumes in this chronological reprinting of all the Carl Barks stories of Donald and Uncle Scrooge.

The adventures of Disney's Snow White continue in this graphic novel, which is being released in the US to celebrate the animated film's 80th anniversary. Fantagraphics, 2017...More.

Item Code: RETSW
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 164pg, Full Color


Underwood Publisher File Copies

The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Highly Recommended. Edited by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner. Sixth printing. Edited by Cathy Burnett and Arnie Fenner. This lavishly illustrated book features the work of today's best-selling creators of fantasy and science fiction art. From the popular and well-regarded Spectrum annuals, over 100 artists are represented, chosen from a jury of award-winning professionals. The introduction is written by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Lee Stuart, and some of the artists included are Michael Whelan, James Gurney, Don Maitz, Thomas Blackshear, and Frank Miller. Underwood Books, 2003. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: SPE01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 176pg, Full Color

We also have just two copies of the signed deluxe version [SPE01D].

Almost Gone! The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Edited by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner. Ranging in subject matter from classic science fiction imagery to futuristic erotica, and drawing on an international group of painters and illustrators, Spectrum 6 is carefully selected from work created for book covers, comic books, magazines, television shows, and art galleries by the superstars in the field. Underwood, 1999. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: SPE06
Soft Cover, 8x11, 173pg, Full Color

We also have just one hardcover [SPE06H].

Almost Gone! The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Highly Recommended. Edited by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner. The year's most exciting fantastic illustrations, from science fiction imagery to futuristic erotica, by artists from around the world. The Spectrum annual has established itself as the premier venue for science-fiction art. Drawn from work created for advertisements, books, comics, magazines, art galleries, and the portfolios of some of the finest fantastic artists working today, the illustrations in this collection extend the boundaries of the imagination and explore new realms of creativity. Underwood, 2000. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: SPE07
Soft Cover, 8x11, 195pg, Full Color

We also have this in hardcover at the original cover price; so is the softcover.

SPECTRUM Volume 11 Hardcover
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Highly Recommended. Edited by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner. In its 11th year, this eagerly anticipated volume in the art and art-buying world represents the who's who in fantasy today. Spectrum was the first and only illustration annual to focus solely on fantastic art, with over 300 artists featured. Underwood, 2004...More.

Item Code: SPE11H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 205pg, Full Color

SPECTRUM Volume 12 Hardcover
Almost Gone! The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Highly Recommended. Edited by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner. The increasing popularity of fantasy and science fiction themes in art is celebrated in the annual Spectrum series. The premier venue for such art, each lavishly illustrated volume is an invaluable resource, eagerly awaited by art directors, illustrators, and readers alike. Drawn from books, comics, magazines, art galleries, advertisements, and portfolios, the collection represents a who ‘s who in fantasy today. With a wider reach than any previous edition, Spectrum 12 features 350 works by artists from Germany, England, the Netherlands, Korea, Australia, Japan, Canada, France, and the United States. Divided into seven categories, including one devoted to comics and another to graphic novels, the illustrations expand the boundaries of the imagination and explore new realms of creativity. Among the artists included are Justin K. Sweet, Brad Holland, Greg Ruth, Lawrence Northey, Arthur Suydam, and H. R. Giger. A handy index provides contact information for each artist. Underwood, 2005. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: SPE12H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 205pg, Full Color

We have many other Spectrum titles with very few copies. Click here to view them all.

We also have regular softcover copies of Volume 21-23 still available. Vol 24 Hardcover and Softcover publication date is October 24...should be arriving very soon now. You can reserve a copy now.



1/6 scale. By Luis Royo. She is sure to have a ball and hammer out for the competition, providing you with a smile that even The Joker would love! This 1/6 scale PVC figure stands about 10 inches tall including her stool and comes with Harley's baseball bat and mallet, as well as a named display plate, art card, and certificate of authenticity. Yamato, 2017...More.

Item Code: DCCHAR
10" tall, 205pg, Full Color


Coming in December

Limited, 1000. Highly Recommended. By Daniel Zimmer. This spectacular new book explores the life and work of illustrator Edwin Georgi (1896-1964). This is the first book ever on his work, yet he is one of the stand-out artists of his era, magazine illustration in the 1940s-50s. This volume is printed in full color throughout and features over 250 illustrations. The book is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, rare photographs, and published tear sheets. Illustrated Press, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: ARTEGH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 192pg, Full Color

Beast on the Planet of the Apes. By Doug Moench. Art by Rico Rival, Alfredo P. Alcala, Herb Trimpe et al. The Planet of the Apes Archive includes the screenplay adaptations from acclaimed Hollywood screenwriters, for Planet of the Apes by Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone) and Michael Wilson (Lawrence of Arabia), as well as Beneath the Planet of the Apes by Paul Dehn (Murder on the Orient Express) and Mort Abrahams (associate producer of Planet of the Apes). BOOM!, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: PLAA02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 368pg, Full Color
$59.99 $52.50

The first book is in stock now.

Signed! By Walter Simonson, Roger McKenzie, Steven Grant et al. Walter Simonson's Battlestar Galactica Art Edition commemorates the master draftsman's senses-shattering work on the Battlestar Galactica comic book series published by Marvel Comics from 1979 to 1981. Dynamite, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: WSBAEHD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 104pg, Full Color

Signed! By Walter Simonson, Roger McKenzie, Steven Grant et al. Walter Simonson's Battlestar Galactica Art Edition commemorates the master draftsman's senses-shattering work on the Battlestar Galactica comic book series published by Marvel Comics from 1979 to 1981. Dynamite, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: WSBAEHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 104pg, Full Color

By Walter Simonson, Roger McKenzie, Steven Grant et al. Walter Simonson's Battlestar Galactica Art Edition commemorates the master draftsman's senses-shattering work on the Battlestar Galactica comic book series published by Marvel Comics from 1979 to 1981. Truly, the adventures of brash pilots Apollo and Starbuck were never so epic as they were under Simonson's skillful hand, as demonstrated in this gorgeous hardcover collection. Scanned in high-resolution color and printed at original size, the Battlestar Galactica Art Edition preserves every detail of the artist's meticulous skill and hard work, interpreted from scripts by contributing writers Roger McKenzie, Steven Grant, Bill Mantlo, Bob Layton, and Simonson himself! Dynamite, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: WSBAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 104pg, Full Color


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.

DOCTOR STRANGE Volume 1 The Way of the Weird [DRS01H. $24.99 $14.99].
DOCTOR STRANGE Volume 2 The Last Days of Magic [DRS02H. $24.99 $14.99].

JACK KIRBY NEW GODS Artist's Edition [JKNAE. $150.00 $109.00].
MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN Volume 1 [MONF01. $39.99 $24.99].

PULP COVER GALLERY Volume 2 Science Fiction [PCG02H. $150.00 $110.00].
PULP COVER GALLERY Volume 5 The Spider, G8, Operator #5 [PCG05H. $150.00 $110.00].

[DHSUP. $24.99 $14.99].

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

We have listed all seven books of the Hastings House series that started in 1951, and the children's book The Young Knight, published in 1945. A couple titles have more than one copy listed, and vary by book condition.

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No new items this week, but a few items from our Bargain Book Section.

THE ART OF RB WHITE Signed [ARRBHS. $25.00 $14.95].
BOOBS [BOOMH. $59.95 $35.00].


HELMUT NEWTON Us and Them [HNUSH. $59.99 $39.99].

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