Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wonder Woman, Tomb of Dracula, Werewolf by Night, Swamp Thing, Modesty Blaise, Walt Disney, Samaris by Schuiten, Batman ‘66 Meets Wonder Woman, William Gibson, Ink and Paint, Swords and Deviltry, The Marvel Age of Comics: 1961-78!

Archives galore this week: Wonder Woman The Rebirth, Tomb of Dracula, Werewolf by Night, pre-code PS Artbooks and the enormous Swamp Thing Bronze Age Omnibus with Berni Wrightson. Also a new Modesty Blaise, a second Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales, Samaris by Schuiten, Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman, a William Gibson graphic novel. Ink and Paint, the story of Disney's forgotten lady animators. Swords and Deviltry, the first in a new Fahfrd and the Gray Mouser hardcover set by Fritz Leiber, with all-new artwork. And Roy Thomas' massive opus, The Marvel Age of Comics: 1961-78!

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1971-82. Recommended. By Len Wein, Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, Bernie Wrightson, Martin Pasko et al. The roots of one of DC's greatest--and strangest--heroes of all time are collected here in their entirety in this giant-size omnibus. From his first appearance in House Of Secrets from creators Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the adventures of Swamp Thing have been some of the most epic in DC Universe lore. These stories gave birth to such classic characters as Dr. Anton Arcane, the Un-Men, Abigail Arcane and more! This giant compendium edition collects all the Bronze Age stories featuring Alec Holland's nightmarish alter ego! DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: STB01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 928pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

Highly Recommended. By Steve Niles. Art by Bernie Wrightson. Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson combined their immense creative power to produce this suspenseful horror-science fiction epic! Brilliantly illustrated by Wrightson, the king of horror comics, this story is collected here for the first time in the over-sized IDW treasury format--in stunning black and white to showcase Wrightson's stellar work! It's a fun story too, with robots, a Transformers-style suit for Doc, the undead who are rising from their graves to Doc's consternation...all in the best Wrightson tradition. Very handsomely presented. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: DOCM
Soft Cover, 8x13, 56pg, b&w

2009-10. Highly Recommended. By Steve Niles. Art by Bernie Wrightson. Wonderful Wrightson! Meet The Ghoul, a 10-foot tall Frankenstein-like investigator with a reputation for solving the world's weirdest crimes. We love his nonchalant attitude towards going after demons, monsters...or having any sort of plan. He has a lot in common with Hellboy. Collects a great mini-series now in the large treasury edition size! See the fine detail in the original artwork entirely in black & white. IDW, 2014...More.

Item Code: GHTE
Soft Cover, 8x13, 72pg, b&w

Lots more by Berni on our website: Creepshow, vintage prints, The Monstrous Collection, Creepy and Eerie Archives, Creepy Presents Berni Wrightson, Artifact Editions, and a Rare and Out of Print book or two.


Comic Book Archives

WONDER WOMAN The Rebirth Volume 1
Collects Wonder Woman #1-14 and Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1, 2016-17. By Greg Rucka. Art by Nicola Scott and Liam Sharp. This marks the long-awaited return of legendary Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka, with stunning art from Nicola Scott (Earth 2) and Liam Sharp (Gears of War)—one of the breakout hits of DC Rebirth. This series is a perfect jumping-on point into the world of Wonder Woman, and it's the first hardcover collection of the new Rebirth series! We're very impressed with the artwork, and the story ties nicely to the film, with Etta Candy, Steve Trevor, and Cheetah...and a return to Amazon Island. Also variant covers by Frank Cho and Nei Ruffino, and Jenny Frison. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: WWR01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 360pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

Collects Tomb Of Dracula 1-15, 1972-73; Dracula Lives! 1-4, 1973. Recommended. By Gerry Conway, Archie Goodwin et al. Art by Gene Colan, Neal Adams, Rich Buckler et al. Classic Tomb of Dracula ushered in Marvel's glorious age of horror, while the black-and-white magazine Dracula Lives! delivered stories with real bite -- outside of the comics code. Both featured legendary creators, including Gene Colan in his prime, illustrating the Lord of Vampires! Dracula lives again! But his descendant, Frank Drake, joins vampire hunters including Rachel Van Helsing and Quincy Harker in a bid to return him to his grave! Will they drive a stake through Dracula's heart -- or will that honor fall to Blade? Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: TOMB01
Soft Cover, 6x10, 610pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $34.99

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT The Complete Collection Volume 1
1971-73. Recommended. By Gerry Conway, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman et al. Art by Mike Ploog, Werner Roth, Gil Kane et al. Classic Mike Ploog artwork is a highlight here. Jack Russell is Marvel's very own Werewolf! Learn how Jack became one of the grooviest ghoulies of the seventies in this classic collection of his earliest adventures! Afflicted with his family's curse, Jack's on a search for answers -- could they lie in the terrible tome known as the Darkhold? But Jack's quest is fraught with danger --from mad monks to big game hunters to a traveling freak show! Then there's the terror of Tatterdemalion, the horror of Hangman and the torment of Taboo! Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: WERE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 432pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Recommended. By Doug Moench. Art by Gene Day, Dan Day, and David Day. The final Omnibus collection! Watch the superb Gene Day channel Steranko on stories bursting with countless panels and cinematic storytelling, detail that never stops and innovative work. Demons from Shang-Chi's past return: Razor Fist, Pavane, the Cat, Zaran and even the Master of Kung Fu's father, the devil doctor Fu Manchu! It all builds to the ultimate battle between father and son, stoked by years of conflict. The stakes are final, and Moench's story and Gene Day's shadow-drenched artwork make every moment stunning. Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: SHAN04H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 748pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

See the previous volumes on our website.
Collects issues #5-9, 1952-53. Highly Recommended. By Alex Toth, George Tuska, Jerry Grandenetti, John Celardo, Ruben Moreira, Jack Katz et al. The covers alone are worth the price of admission -- three stories by Toth, Jerry Grandenetti, plus, for fans of DC's My Greatest Adventure, a beautifully drawn story by Ruben Moreira --very few pre-code comics come any better than this. The under-rated Ralph Mayo contributes too. More wild work by Jack Katz included two covers. Even a delightful little two-pager by Murphy Anderson. Really strong artwork on fun horror stories in the EC tradition. Standard Comics did not believe in #1 issues so this ten issue run begins with #5. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

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

Collects Lost Worlds #5-6, 1952-53, and Fantastic Worlds #5-7 1952. Highly Recommended. By Alex Toth, Murphy Anderson, John Celardo, Ross Andru 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 comic book writers and artists of the 1950s. Alex Toth does "Alice in Terrorland" and has stories in four of these five issues, plus a cover. A rare treat from Murphy Anderson! The complete run of both titles, since Standard liked to start their new titles with issue #5, and these had short but top-notch life-spans. Comparable to what was being done at EC and in Strange Adventures and Mystery in Space at DC, for both good art AND stories! PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

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

PRE-CODE CLASSICS Out of The Shadows Volume 2
Limited, 1,700. Collects #10-14, 1953-54. Highly Recommended. By Alex Toth, Mike Sekowsky, Nick Cardy, Ross Andru, Jack Katz, George Roussos et al. 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: PCOS02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color

This is also available in a slipcased edition [PCOS02D. $54.99]. We don't have the slipcased edition of Volume 1 in stock, but we will special order it for you if you'd like one [PCOS01D. $69.99].

We still have plenty of PS Artbooks on sale, from Planet to Rulah, Forbidden Worlds to The Heap, Frankenstein to Harvey Horror titles. See them all on our website, as low as $14.95, including slipcased editions from $21.99 to $27.99.


Graphic Novels

SAMARIS The Obscure Cities
Highly Recommended. By Benoit Peeters. Art by Francois Schuiten. Magnificent artwork! The first in the Obscure Cities series, The Great Walls of Samaris was originally published in Europe in 1983 and in the US in 1987. The story has been slightly altered to include characters who appear later in the canon, and reveal Benoit Peeter's Kafkaesque storytelling prowess. Francois Schuiten's art in this edition has been reworked to be much truer to the originally intended color palette, and includes 32 additional pages of early Obscure Cities stories, comprising the Mysteries of Pâhry, never before published in English. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: SAMA
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

Highly Recommended. By Benoit Peeters and Francois Schuiten. The second book of award-winning The Obscure Cities series, follows The Leaning Girl (2014) but stands on its own. Brilliant artwork, superlative architectural details, and interesting characters are a highlight here. All drawn in style we've never before seen, with tinted pages and special highlights in pure white. We like it very much. Gholam Mortiza Khan comes to Brüsel to sell jewelry, but before the sale can be closed, Khan dies in an accident. Thus begin events sparking an investigation by Mary von Rathen that goes deep into the surreal. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: THRG
Soft Cover, 9x11, 128pg, Duotone
$19.99 $17.99

Collects #1-6, 2016-17. Cover by Alex Ross. By Jeff Parker & Marc Andreyko. Art by David Hahn & Karl Kesel. The all-powerful enemy known as Ra's al Ghul and his League of Shadows are on the move, hunting for everlasting life and bent on world domination. Batman and Wonder Woman's quest to stop him will span the globe and the decades—from the time a 10-year-old Bruce Wayne faced the Nazi hordes, to the first full-fledged team-up between the heroes in 1966, to their reunion in the seventies, when Batman's former protégés Robin and Batgirl have taken over their mentor's war on crime. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: BATWWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See our website for more Batman '66 titles, with The Man From Uncle and Steed and Mrs. Peel.

By William Gibson and Michael St. John Smith. Art by Butch Guice, Alejandro Barrionuevo, and Wagner Reis. Science Fiction superstar William Gibson's first graphic novel! The U.S. political leaders of 2016 abandon the radioactive planet they've destroyed and harness the power of humanity's last hope: The Splitter, a colossal machine designed to manufacture a bright new reality for them to infiltrate and corrupt--that will allow them to travel back into the past to entrench their hold on the future. With his characteristic grim sarcasm, Gibson takes us to war-torn 1945 Berlin, where RAF officer Naomi Givens must persevere against inconceivable, ruthless future forces, with the fates of epochs at stake. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: WILGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99


Comic Strip Collections

1956-58. Recommended. By Frank A. Reilly. Art by Jesse Marsh, Floyd Gottfredson, Ken Hultgren & Julius Svendsen. From the Disney vaults—thirteen more never-before-collected Sunday comics adaptations of popular 1950s Disney animated and live-action features: Davy Crockett, Littlest Outlaw, Great Locomotive Chase, Westward Ho the Wagons, Gus and Jaq, Johnny Tremain, Perri, The Light in the Forest, Sleeping Beauty, The Seven Dwarfs and the Witch-Queen, Lambert the Sheepish Lion, Old Yeller, and The Shaggy Dog! IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: WDTC02H
Hard Cover, 12x9, 220pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Volume 1 is also available at the same discounted price [WDTC01H].

MODESTY BLAISE Volume 30 The Killing Game
Highly Recommended. By Peter O'Donnell and Enric Romero. Wedding bells are sounding for Guido the Jinx, but as always he's in over his head and Modesty and Willie must fight to save him, and the world, from bio-terrorists in “The Last Aristocrat”. Modesty is in a jungle-girl leopardskin outfit, and with Willie is forced to become quarry in a big game hunt--playing for keeps in “The Killing Game”. In their final tale, “The Zombie”, the pair must rescue an old Network friend from a super-computer-building cult. Occasional nudity. Titan, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: MB30
Soft Cover, 8x11, 112pg, b&w
$19.95 $16.95

Selected recent volumes are still available on our website.


Art Books

Oversized and enormous, with a silver metallic cover. Highly Recommended. By Roy Thomas. Art by the entire Bullpen! With hundreds of images and insider insights, the book traces the birth of the Marvel Age heroes and adversaries, grounded in a world that readers recognized as close to their own; relatable characters with problems, struggles, and shortcomings. By the ‘70s, the House of Ideas also elevated horror, sword and sorcery, and martial arts into best-selling titles. The second generation in the 1970s introduced iconic characters like Man-Thing, Conan, and Shang-Chi and proved this new kind of storytelling could succeed outside of the capes and tights. Taschen, 2017...More.

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

INK & PAINT: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation
From the 1920s to the 1980s. Recommended. By Mindy Johnson. Foreword by June Foray. From the earliest black-and-white Alice Comedies to 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 Disney's archives, 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...More.

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

See more fine books on the Art of Walt Disney on our site, including the new series, three books so far, They Drew As They Pleased.

ART OF HORROR MOVIES An Illustrated History
Highly Recommended. Edited by Stephen Jones. Foreword by John Landis. This magnificent companion to The Art of Horror, from the same creative team behind that award-winning illustrated volume, looks at the entire history of the horror film, from the silent era right up to the latest releases and trends. Informative chapters and sidebars chronologically chart the evolution of horror movies for more than a century, profusely illustrated throughout with over 600 rare and unique images including posters, lobby cards, advertising, promotional items, tie-in books and magazines, and original artwork inspired by classic movies. Applause, 2017...More.

Item Code: ARHMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x11, 256pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. Edited by Stephen Jones. Foreword by Neil Gaiman. Amazingly, there has never been a book quite like this--a celebration of frightful images, compiled and presented by some of the genre's most respected names. Editor Stephen Jones and his stellar team of contributors have sourced visuals from archives and private collections (including their own) worldwide, ensuring an unprecedented selection that is accessible to those discovering the genre, while also including many images that will be rare and unfamiliar to even the most committed fan. Applause, 2015...More.

Item Code: ARHOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x11, 256pg, Full Color

Recommended. 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...More.

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


Illustrated Books

Limited to 500 copies. A new illustrated Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser! Highly Recommended. By Fritz Lieber. Art by Tom Kidd. Introduction by Michael Moorcock. The first volume of eight collecting these highly original and popular stories by the Hugo-award-winning author, that began in 1939 in Unknown, with brand new wrap around dust jacket illustration, double-page illustrated endpapers, and color plates by the fine Tom Kidd. Embossed black cloth binding, blind-embossed, from top quality publisher. Here is the beginning--four complete stories--of the legendary thinking man's sword and sorcery epic. The unlikely pair: Fafhrd, the white-robed princeling of the barbaric cold waste; and the Gray Mouser, a wizardling suspended between white and black magic. Centipede, 2017...More.

Item Code: SWORH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 254pg, Text/Partial Color
$75.00 $65.00

Also available is the graphic novel Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser.
Walter Crane's Picture Books, 1865-1876. Recommended. By Walter Crane. Glorious full-color illustrations grace every page of this charming storybook by a beloved Victorian-era artist. A prominent member of the Arts and Crafts movement, Walter Crane was among the most popular and influential creators of children's books in his day. This original compilation unites the best folktales from Crane's Toy Books, first published as a colorful series of individual volumes and today hugely collectible and quite scarce. Calla, 2017...More.

Item Code: WALCSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$25.00 $22.50

See all the Calla facsimile editions on our website. Several are on sale.


New on Sale

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Craig Yoe. Art by George Herriman. Appreciation by Bill Watterson. Craig Yoe's passion for the subject and attention to detail result in a highly enjoyable book--a work of art unto itself, here collecting some impossibly rare art by Herriman, much of it having never been printed before anywhere. This isn't just original artwork for Krazy Kat strips. It has page after page of one-of-a-kind, beautifully hand-colored pieces that Herriman did for friends, including birthday cards, framed artworks, and illustrated thank-you's. Plus historic photos, posters, book covers and memorabilia. Abrams, 2011...More.

Item Code: KKAOGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 176pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $14.95

Library of American Comics 8. Highly Recommended. By George Herriman. The year includes homages to old jokes and bricks, followed by playful references to sex, drink, and even drugs. The daily Krazy Kat strips are often Herriman's most personal works and standouts from this year include Krazy Kat's attempt to write a memoir and the Kat's quietly waiting for the last leaf of "ottim" to fall (a tender scene that finds echoes in Charles Schulz's drawing of Linus admiring the last autumn leaf's stubborn spirit). It could also be argued that the daily is more accessible to the new reader. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: LOA08H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x5, 328pg, b&w
$29.99 $25.99
This sold out from our distributor but we were able to lay in some extra copies to keep it available.

2018 Calendars

Recommended. I like the page-a-day concept, new this year, which works great here. Every day you are treated to a new beautiful, young lady. All in sexy swimsuits, occasionally topless but with nipples discreetly hidden, nothing explicit. But the girls are fabulous and the settings, all on exotic beaches or rocky coastlines, are equally alluring. Just over 300 sexy but tasteful images. Entirely in full color. Trends International, 2017...More.

Item Code: SISP18
6x5, 365pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. The world's freshest models in ultra skimpy designer swimsuits and in exotic locations, from the ever-popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. This is where Heidi Klumm, Christie Brinkley and many other top models got their starts. It's a step above many more adult calendars, in that it's more about beauty and class than it is about come-hither looks and seduction. But these girls are still sizzling and amazing. Sun-lit beach or ocean backgrounds. Unique this year, each model is featured in TWO pictures, one centerfold style and the second a smaller different pose, next to the calendar grid. Trends International, 2017...More.

Item Code: SIS18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

In a handsome slipcase! Recommended. Gil Elvgren's delightfully daring pinups -- 13 of his leading ladies caught in some rather precarious situations. At once naughty and nice, these take you back to a time when soft curls, bold curves, and unabashed femininity were in demand and on display. Spend a playful year getting to know each one of these gorgeous gals in all their glamorous glory. Each is done centerfold style, extending partially onto the grid page. And uniquely, the calendar with a different cover is in a full color slipcase with its own cover art (pictured here as the cover). Orange Circle, 2017...More.

Item Code: PIG18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

See all the 2018 calendars on our website.


Coming in November

AQUAMAN The Atlantis Chronicles
Collects #1-7, 1990-91. By Peter David. From the Eisner Award-winning author Peter David comes the epic history of not only one of DC's most iconic characters, but also of all the mythical Atlantis. The Atlantean society had been shrouded in mystery with the surface dwellers of the DC Universe barely even aware of its existence until Aquaman came along. Unbeknownst to the humans above, Atlantis had been beneath the surface of the ocean for thousands of years, with a history spanning many generations. Discover that secret history, discover why Atlantis sank in the Great Deluge, and discover why Atlanteans hate blond hair. DC, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: AQAH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 344pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

JIM HEIMANN 20th Century Alcohol & Tobacco Ads
By Allison Silver, Steven Heller. Edited by Jim Heimann. Vices or virtues: drinking and smoking provided marketers with products to be forged into visual feasts. In this lush compendium of advertisements, we explore how depictions of these commodities spanned from the elegant to the offbeat, revealing how manufacturers seduced their customers throughout the 20th century to imbibe and inhale. Each era's alcohol and tobacco trends are exuberantly captured page after page, with brand images woven into American popular culture so effectively that almost anyone could identify such icons as the Marlboro Man or Spuds MacKenzie. Taschen, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: 20ALH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 392pg, Full Color

Color Sunday Pages, 1971-75. Recommended. By Charles M. Schulz. Since their original publication, Peanuts Sundays have almost always been collected and reprinted in black and white. But many who read Peanuts in their original Sunday papers remain fond of the striking coloring, which makes for a surprisingly different reading experience. Peanuts Every Sunday: 1971-1975 has been scrupulously re-colored to match the original syndicate coloring, and these early 1970s strips showcase Schulz at his philosophical and illustrative peak. Fantagraphics, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: PES05H
Hard Cover, 13x10, 288pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Volumes 1-4 are also available (Volume 1 and 2 are on sale), as well as the two-book boxed sets of The Fifties and The Sixties.


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.

DC ICONS WONDER WOMAN Statue [DCIWW. $100.00 $65.00].
DC COMICS WONDER WOMAN ARTFX Statue [DCWWA. $119.99 $89.00].

EXODUS THE Art of Michael C. Hayes Volume 3 Signed [EXODS. $20.00 $15.00].
GREEN LANTERN THE SILVER AGE Volume 1 [GLSA01. $24.99 $14.99].

THE JAMES BOND OMNIBUS 001 [JBOM01. $19.95 $11.95].
All six issues of the THE JAMES BOND OMNIBUS are on sale!

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

More Underwood Publisher File Copies, including volumes 6, 7 and 10-12 of the Spectrum series. We'll be listing more file copies of Spectrum in the next week or two. Various editions of the Hannes Bok Treasury and one deluxe copy of Showcase. More additions of Glamour International magazine and a copy of Boris Vallejo's Hindsight, and Richard Corben's Art Book Volume 2.

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Mature Readers

We recently aquired a near mint set of the first three years of Penthouse Comix that we have broken into two sets (1-10 & 11-18). We also have a set of Penthouse Max, Hustler Comix as well as individual issues of Hustler and Penthouse Comix.

Here are a few items from the Bargain Books section:

REAL. SEXY. PHOTOGRAPHY. The Art And Business of Boudoir [RESE. $34.95 $21.95].
42ND STREET FOREVER Peep Show Collection 1 DVD [PSC01. $24.95 $14.95].

SEX WORLD DVD [SEWO. $24.98 $14.98].

Nude Photography  |  Erotic Art   |  Erotic Films: DVDs  |  Adult Graphic Novels  |  All Pin-Up & Adult


News and Notes

Doc Savage and The Shadow Final Sale

We’re putting all remaining copies of The Shadow Vol 1-99 and Doc Savage Vol 1-87 on sale at $7.95 each. This includes the James Bama variant covers. Shadow Vol 100 and beyond are still regular price of $14.95, as the series is still ongoing. We will continue to sell new multi-packs collecting back issues (with premiums) of both titles.
One issue of The Whisperer and The Phantom Detective Vol 1 is also part of this clearance. Warning: we have as few as ONE copy of many of these, so act now. This new sale will be part of our upcoming Fall Clearance Sale, which will feature only items under THREE copies, which will email October 10th. This is your one advance warning to jump in on these

Writer/Editor Len Wein
(1948-2017) has just passed away. Len was the co-creator of Swamp Thing, as you see above in the new Omnibus, and he was a huge part of comics of the Bronze Age, in the 1970s-90s and beyond. He co-created Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Storm and Colossus and revitalized The X-Men. He was also the editor on The Watchman series. Len was part of the young new generation that came into comics in the seventies, creators like Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, Berni Wrightson, Marv Wolfman, Paul Levitz, Denny O’Neill, Jim Starlin, John Byrne and so many others.

Len was writing comics all through my years of selling them. See much more about him on Wikipedia.
Last time I ran into Len was at the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego, where he was one of dozens of creators signing books on a Saturday night, the big event at that show. Things were quiet at his table, being a rare comics guy amongst fantasy and sci-fi I got to sit down and catch up with him. We’d only bumped into one another occasionally since the old Phil Seuling New York shows in the 1970s. He and buddy Marv Wolfman would come by my booth at San Diego Comic-Con and say hello. Len was a kid who grew up in the fifties and sixties loving comics--and got to live the dream.
Flesk Buy-One, Get-One-Free Sale

You can still score two fine James Bama art books FREE with any Flesk purchase. See our Blog for August 27 and then scroll down to the Flesk Sale for full details.

Upcoming Comic and Book Shows

I’ll have a major exhibit in Sacramento this Sunday for the comic book show, Sac Comic-Con, Sunday, October 8th.

Coming up, we’ll also be exhibiting at the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair Saturday and Sunday October 14th and 15th.

The Fall Houston, Texas show that we usually do has been cancelled, but there will be a new one beginning next Spring and we will be there. And due to another trip we just made east, we’re going to take a pass this year on the Boston Antiquarian Book Show in November. Sorry to miss you folks this time, but we’ll be back next year.

Heroes of the Home Front, the book about Bell Features and the Canadian Whites of World War II, made its Kickstarter goal of $20,000! Thanks to anyone who helped out! We’ll formally announced both the books shortly, although you can pre-order them now for delivery in February. There will be around 500 to 750 copies printed of the regular hardcover edition; the deluxe is just 150 signed copies in slipcase.



Our Catalog and Contact Info

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