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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Art of the Pulps, Above the Timberline, Fathoms, new Classics Illustrateds, Wildstorm, Neil Gaiman, The Cisco Kid 3, and the HUGE Harvey Comics Companion.

We've been eagerly awaiting Art of the Pulps and it meets all my expectations. Gregory Manchess has delivered a wonderful new illustrated story, Above the Timberline, a sci-fi fantasy with stunning art throughout. Fathoms is a fine new art book by a popular Spectrum artist. Plus six new Classics Illustrateds, a Wildstorm special 25th celebration, Neil Gaiman, The Cisco Kid 3, and the HUGE Harvey Comics Companion.

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Pulps and Pulp History

 
ART OF THE PULPS An Illustrated History
Our Highest Recommendation. Experts in each of the ten major pulp genres, such as Detective, Hero, Spicy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Aviation, chart for the first time the complete history of pulp magazines–the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers and their readers. Illustrated with more than 400 examples of the best pulp covers and graphics. Plus two special chapters: David Saunders on artists Norman Saunders and Walter Baumhofer, and Ed Hulse looks at H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: ARTPIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x11, 240pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

See our website section “Pulp Reference” for 31 more collections with pulp art, history and related subjects. Unfortunately part of our order for Art of the Pulps came in damaged, so we have less than we would like to have right now. If your copy is backordered, be assured we have more coming posthaste.

 
THE BLACK BAT #9
The Voice of Doom and The Black Bat's Invisible Enemy. Recommended. By Norman A. Daniels. Art by Virgil E. Pyle. First, the Masked Avenger of Crime rips aside the veil of secrecy that shrouds a mob leader’s murderous activities in “The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy.”  Then, the Black Bat pursues “The Voice of Doom," a human scourge who attacks the underworld and upperworld alike! Golden Age of Comics: The Mask returns in another illustrated adventure from Nedor's Golden Age comics! Original cover paintings by Rudolph Belarski and interior illustrations by V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. Sanctum, 2017...More.

Item Code: BLB09
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Text/b&w
$14.95

All previous Black Bat collections are in stock at the same price [BLB01, BLB02, etc].

 
THE SHADOW #122
The Four Signets and The Five Keys to Crime. Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson. Art by Tom Lovell, Paul Orban, and Earl Mayan. Two thrilling pulp novels from 1935 and 1945. First, The Shadow knows that “The Four Signets” hold a secret message that spreads crime and murder in their deadly wake! Then, the bequest of a rosewood music box leads to “Five Keys of Crime” that can provide its young heir with a fabulous inheritance—if he lives long enough to collect it! Bonus: A Hollywood star steals the picture--in Brooklyn. Female sleuth Carrie Cashin investigates the mystery of “The Three X's” in a 1939 tale by Theodore Tinsley from Crime Busters. Sanctum, 2017...More.

Item Code: SHT122
Soft Cover, 7X10, 128pg, Text/b&w
$14.95

We are closing out all issues before #100, and have just Vol 2-4, 7-9, 80, 87, 92, 93, 95, 97-99 left, only one or two copies of each. Issues #100 and forward will continue to be kept available, along with Shadow Superpacks #1-4, Shadow Annual Vol 1 and 2, and other Shadow items. See our website.

 

Art Books

 
ABOVE THE TIMBERLINE Signed
Signed illustrated bookplate! Highly Recommended. By Gregory Manchess. Fully illustrated with 123 oil paintings! A stunning and cinematic combination of art and novel, wih full color work on every page, not unlike the format of Gurney's Dinotopia. From renowned artist Gregory Manchess comes a lavishly painted novel about the son of a famed polar explorer searching for his stranded father, and a lost city buried under snow in an alternate future. When it started to snow, it didn't stop for 1,500 years. The Pole Shift that ancient climatologists talked about finally came, the topography was ripped apart and the weather of the world was changed—forever. Saga Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: ABOTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 240pg, Full Color
$29.99

We just acquired one copy of the Manchess Wandering Star Conan I mention in the full description above. Watch for it or call for more information. His work also appears in Conan The Phenomenon [CTP $19.99, your price $17.99], and in Spectrum 3, 7 and 19 (among many others but we can't index every artist). In stock now.

 
FATHOMS The Art of Michael Manomivibul Signed
Signed! Highly Recommended. A fine art book funded by a highly successful Kickstarter program, Michael's first collection showcases six years of art. He has appeared in Spectrum six times, including the new Volume 24 which has two pieces, one of which (the wonderful leopard painting) is featured here in describing how he moves from idea and prelim to final painting. 80 pages of art with notes in a high quality softcover. We love the cover. Sections include Beasts Real and Imagined, Lovecraft-inspired horror, The Final Frontier (including two Star Trek pieces), even some heroic fantasy in Love, Honor and Sacrifice. 2016...More.

Item Code: FATHOS
9x12, 80pg, Partial Color
$25.00

 

Six New Classics Illustrated!

 
CLASSIC COMICS #29 The Prince and the Pauper
Originally printed 1946. By Samuel L. Clemens. Art by Arnold L. Hicks. While the interior artwork is the classic 1946 story, this boasts the more modern George Wilson painted cover--and each one of his is outstanding--from 1955. This is the famous story of a street urchin and a prince who exchange roles, leading the former into court intrigue and a threat to his life, while the latter gets among the people and finds out how they are being abused by the powers governing in his stead, since he is underage. Plus a biography of author Mark Twain, aka Samuel Clemens. Jack Lake, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLC29
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$10.00

 
CLASSIC COMICS #30 The Moonstone
Original Publication 1946. By Wilkie Collins. Art by Don Rico. The noted L.B. Cole provides the cover for this, created for the 3rd printing in 1960. Inside we have  the original classic from 1946 drawn by Don Rico, whose work on the Golden Age Daredevil and countless other comics is evidence of his skill as artist. The Moonstone is an offbeat tale, centered around a fabulous jewel and the curse that accompanies it, dooming each successive owner (or jewel-thief) to a violent death and about the mysterious eastern sect that wants to return it to its home. Jack Lake, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLC30
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$10.00

 
CLASSIC COMICS #80 White Fang
First published 1951. Recommended. By Jack London. Art by Alex A. Blum. This famous story went through eleven printings, and it sports one of the most dynamic covers from the modern repainted covers. But there is no artist to which it is attributed. Inside, we have the famous adventure of an Alaskan huskie, befriended by Indians and an Englishman, and abused by a sadistic trapper. It's the Call of the Wild for a brave dog and his incredible adventures in the Yukon gold fields of the late 1800s, a classic by all-time great Jack London. Bio and three pages of special features. Jack Lake, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLC80
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$10.00

 
CLASSIC COMICS #127 The King of the Mountains
First Published 1955. By Edmond About. Art by Norman Nodel. A scarce title that went into just three printings, first done in 1955. It is 1856, and Herman Schultz has won a prize allowing him to study botany in Greece. But at one point he and his female companions go a little too far into the interior, and are captured by bandits. And there lies the story, as Schultz meets The King of the Mountains and stumbles and also bluffs his way into staying alive in a dangerous country, while learning about the unique tribes of mountainous Greece. Jack Lake, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLC127
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$10.00

 
CLASSIC COMICS #169 Negro Americans The Early Years
First Published 1969. By Crispus Attucks, Peter Salem, Prince Hall et al. Art by Norman Nodel. This was virtually the last of the regular series Classics, with more very competent work by artist Norman Nodel. This comprises biographical profiles and sketches of 27 black personalities. These include Booker Washington, Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Oliver Cromwell (a Revolutionary War patriot) , Spy James, Benjamin Banneker, James Beckwourth, Robert Smalls and many others. This only went into two printings. Nodel also provided the painted cover, one of his best. Jack Lake, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLC169
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$10.00

 
CLASSIC COMICS #175 Beau Geste
First Published 1950. Recommended. By P.C.Wren. Art by Henry C. Kiefer. Technically speaking, this is not a Classics Illustrated even though it's now under the CI banner. This was first published as part of a brief series imitating Classics, called Fast Fiction. It was then retitled Stories by Famous Authors and the series ended after 13 releases. But it's every bit as good as any CI, and is even drawn by one of the CI regulars. Three Englishman attempt to escape the past by enlisting in the French Foreign Legion, and there begins one heroic adventure after another. Jack Lake, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLC175
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$10.00

See our website for many more Classics issues, including a few on special publisher sale.

 

Comics Related

 
WILDSTORM A Celebration of 25 Years
Very impressive collection! Recommended. An anthology collection of new content, hand-picked reprints and a select number of never-before-seen extras. All-new original short stories featuring classic characters and creative teams in The Authority: Requiem, by Warren Ellis and Bryan HitchBacklash, written and pencilled by Brett BoothDeathblow, by Brandon Choi and illustrated by Jim LeeWildC.A.T.s, written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Dustin Nguyen and Richard FriendWorld's End/Majestic, written by Dan Abnett and illustrated by Neil GoogeGen 13: Generation Millennial,  written and pencilled by J. Scott Campbell; plus hand-picked reprints from WildC.A.T.s, The Authority, The Eye of the Storm Annual and a select number of never-before-seen extras. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: WILCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 300pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

 
HARLEQUIN VALENTINE (Second Edition)
Highly Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by John Bolton. A bargain-priced hardcover presents the story of the legendary commedia dell'arte, beautifully redesigned. And Neil Gaiman performs his usual magic, enchanced by the fine photo-realistic and yet fantasy art of the great John Bolton. When a buffoonish Harlequin offers his heart to the beautiful, oblivious Columbine, neither of them is prepared for the charming surprise that awaits them both! Set in the present day, it's a surreal little tale of of beauty and, well, the very strange character of Harlequin. Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: HARVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color
$12.99

Lots more Neil Gaiman can be found on our website, including more graphic novels.

 
THE HARVEY COMICS COMPANION
Recommended. By Mark Arnold. Harvey Comics -- the name conjures up images of characters such as Casper, the Friendly Ghost and Richie Rich, the Poor Little Rich Boy adorning small TV sets alongside the spines of their comic books. But the Harvey story was much, much more. A company started by Alfred Harvey in 1941, he soon brought in his brothers Leon and Robert to establish a comic book company that got its start in the Golden Age with a number of superhero titles including their first star, The Black Cat. 707 pages! It's Harvey comics from A to Z. BearManor Media, 2017...More.

Item Code: HARVC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 707pg, b&w
$39.00

Most of the Harvey Horror collections remain available, many on sale, from PS Artbooks. See our website.

 

Comic Strip Collections

 
THE CISCO KID Volume 3
Dailies, 1955-57. Highly Recommended. By Rod Reed. Art by José Luis Salinas. The third volume of the complete reprinting of The Cisco Kid, arguably the best drawn western strip ever done. The fine line work by Salinas is just amazing, challenging the quality of work by James Montgomery Flagg, Everett Raymond Kinstler, and Mac Raboy. Plus a fun and often exciting storyline of adventure in the old West, with bandits, villains, stagecoach crashes, hangings, beautiful women...it's all here. The reproduction suffers a bit as it's done from the printed strips, but that's my sole criticism. Dailies from March 21, 1955 to June 1, 1957. Classic Comics, 2017...More.

Item Code: CIS03
Soft Cover, 8x11, 240pg, b&w
$25.95

I'm afraid we stopped stocking the first two volumes, which were on sale at $15.95 each. But if you would like to see us restock them, call or email to let us know.

 
PEANUTS EVERY SUNDAY Volume 5
Color Sunday Pages, 1971-75. Recommended. By Charles M. Schulz. An amazing four years of classic pages. Since their original publication, Peanuts Sundays have almost always been collected and reprinted in black and white. But not here, here you see them once again in glorious color, from prime years of the strip. Scrupulously re-colored to match the original syndicate coloring, these early 1970s strips showcase Schulz at his philosophical and illustrative peak. Classic Snoopy and Charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus and the crew in the best format ever to enjoy them. Fantagraphics, 2017...More.

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

Volumes 1 and 2 are on sale and nearly gone; we now stock the gift boxes, which contain Vol 1 and 2 [PES01HP. $75, your price $60], and Vol 3 and 4 [PES023HP. $75, your price $59.99]. We anticipate a gift set of Vol 5 and 6 will be along eventually but it is not yet scheduled.

 
COMICS REVUE PRESENTS MODESTY BLAISE OCT 2017
Fine new Romero cover. Recommended. By Russ Manning, Stan Lynde, Milton Caniff et al. America's longest-running magazine of classic comics now has twice as many pages of strips as the earlier version, on better paper, including 8 pages of full-color comic strips, and features Tarzan by Russ Manning, Rick O'Shay by Stan Lynde, Flash Gordon by Harry Harrison, Gasoline Alley by Dick Moores, Alley Oop by V.T. Hamlin, Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff, and Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts! Plus more classic stories in black & white, including Lee Falk's The Phantom and Krazy Kat by George Herriman! Manuscript Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: CR1017
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
$19.95

See our website for back issues.

 

Coming in December

 
BATGIRL THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS Volume 1
Art by Frank Robbins, Elliot S. Maggin, Don Heck et al. Beginning with the million-dollar debut of Barbara Gordon in 1967, this collects Batgirl features from Detective Comics, Batman and Batman Family through the mid-1970s and also features work by Mike Grell, Carmine Infantino, Gardner Fox, Gil Kane, Bob Rozakis and more. Collects Detective Comics #359, #363, #369, #371, #384, #385, #388, #389, #392, #393, #396, #397, #400, #401, #404-424; Batman #197; and Batman Family #1, #3-7, #9-11. The story of one the greatest comics characters of all time begins here! DC, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: BGB01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 504pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

 
BAT SIGNAL PROP REPLICA
Special Order! 1/6 scale. Get the attention of the Dark Knight with this working Bat-Signal prop. Built from high-quality materials, this prop displays the Bat-Signal at 7-10 feet and is the perfect addition to any Batman or DC collection. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included). DC, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: BATSP
13x9x8 deep, Full Color
$300.00

Also available is the Bat Signal that we have in stock now [BATMBS $39.95].
JACK KIRBY FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS
In honor of this extraordinary talent's centennial, DC Comics presents an all-new edition of this achievement. For the first time in a single hardcover volume, Kirby's complete chronicles from the pages of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen, The New Gods, The Forever People and Mister Miracle, as well as the climactic graphic novel, The Hunger Dogs. Bonus: illuminating essays from acclaimed author (and former Kirby apprentice) Mark Evanier and Walter Simonson, and Kirby pencils, profiles, pinups and more! DC, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: JKFWOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 1536pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00

 

Warehouse Finds

 
THE BEST OF WALT DISNEY COMICS From the Year 1934
Mickey Mouse and the Bat Bandit of Inferno Gulch, 1974. Highly Recommended. By Floyd Gottfredson. Back in 1974, the only reprints ever done of Barks or Gottfredson material was in the comics themselves, and often badly printed. suddenly Whitman stepped up and issued four wonderful softcover booklets, beautifully printed, with classic material. Today these little gems are quite collectible-near mint minus (9.2) copies guide at $95 in Overstreet. We have just uncovered several sets in the original retailer counter-display boxes, in pristine condition, and offer them here far below present market value. Western Publishing, 1974. Out of Print.. Note: As New....More.

Item Code: WDCOM01
Soft Cover, 8x10, 48pg, Full Color
$30.00

 
THE BEST OF WALT DISNEY COMICS From the Year 1944
Donald Duck in Frozen Gold and Mystery of the Swamp, collected in 1974. Highly Recommended. By Carl Barks. Back in 1974, the only reprints ever done of Barks or Gottfredson material was in the comics themselves, and often badly printed. suddenly Whitman stepped up and issued four wonderful softcover booklets, beautifully printed, with classic material. Today these little gems are quite collectible-near mint minus (9.2) copies guide at $95 in Overstreet. We have just uncovered several sets in the original retailer counter-display boxes, in pristine condition, and offer them here far below present market value. Western Publishing, 1974. Out of Print.. Note: As New....More.

Item Code: WDCOM02
Soft Cover, 8x10, 48pg, Full Color
$30.00

 
THE BEST OF WALT DISNEY COMICS From the Year 1947
Ghost of the Grotto and Christmas on Bear Mountain, collected in 1974. Highly Recommended. By Carl Barks. Back in 1974, the only reprints ever done of Barks or Gottfredson material was in the comics themselves, and often badly printed. Suddenly Whitman stepped up and issued four wonderful softcover booklets, beautifully printed, with classic material. Today these little gems are quite collectible -- near mint minus (9.2) copies guide at $95 in Overstreet. We have just uncovered several sets in the original retailer counter-display boxes, in pristine condition, and offer them here far below present market value. Western Publishing, 1974. Out of Print.. Note: As New....More.

Item Code: WDCOM03
Soft Cover, 8x10, 48pg, Full Color
$30.00

 
THE BEST OF WALT DISNEY COMICS From the Year 1952
Uncle Scrooge in Only a Poor Man, 1952, plus Scrooge Stories from 1953 and 1954--1974 collection. Highly Recommended. By Carl Barks. Back in 1974, the only reprints ever done of Barks or Gottfredson material was in the comics themselves, and often badly printed. Suddenly Whitman stepped up and issued four wonderful softcover booklets, beautifully printed, with classic material. Today these little gems are quite collectible -- near mint minus (9.2) copies guide at $95 in Overstreet. We have just uncovered several sets in the original retailer counter-display boxes, in pristine condition, and offer them here far below present market value. Western Publishing. Out of Print.. Note: As New....More.

Item Code: WDCOM04
Soft Cover, 8x10, 48pg, Full Color
$30.00

 
THE BEST OF WALT DISNEY COMICS Cardboard Display
Back in 1974, the only reprints ever done of Barks or Gottfredson material was in the comics themselves, and often badly printed. Suddenly Whitman stepped up and issued four wonderful softcover booklets, beautifully printed, with classic material. This is the special point-of-purchase display box which held the four books on a retailer's counter top. Walt Disney Productions...More.

Item Code: WDCOMD
17x14.5, Full Color
$50.00

We also have slightly scuffed copies of these, too few to picture, at $20 each. See them on our website.

See our website for all our Carl Barks Ducks. Floyd Gottfredson Mickeys are well represented: all are discounted, and the first two are on sale at $9.99 and $12.99!

 
AMRA II #60 Swords and Sorcery Fanzine
Warehouse find, 1973. Recommended. By John Brunner. Art by Roy G. Krenkel, Tim Powers, Tim Kirk, and Ray Capella.

AMRA was a Science Fiction and Fantasy fanzine devoted to the Swords and Sorcery genre, published by George H. Scithers, publisher of Cities and Scenes of the Ancient World by Roy Krenkel. AMRA won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in the years 1964 and 1968. Contents in this issue include lots of art by Roy G. Krenkel, plus Tim Powers, Tim Kirk, Ray Capella, and stories by John Brunner, F.C. Adams, Lee Burwasser, Valdis A. Agustkalns, John Myers Myers, George Barr, Robert Grant, W. Paul Ganley, Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp and others. Owlswick Press, 1973...More.

Item Code: AMRA60
Comic, 7x10, 24pg, Duotone
$8.00

 
AMRA II #64 Swords and Sorcery Fanzine
Warehouse find, 1975. Recommended. By Jerry Pournelle, Karl Edward Wagner et al. Art by Ray Garcia Capella, Marc Schirmeister, Tim Kirk et al. AMRA was a Science Fiction and Fantasy fanzine devoted to the Swords and Sorcery genre published by George H. Scithers. The term "Swords and Sorcery" first appeared in the pages of the zine, leading to the name for the genre exemplified by writers such as Robert E. Howard. AMRA won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in the years 1964 and 1968. Owlswick Press, 1975...More.

Item Code: AMRA64
Comic, 7x10, 20pg, Two Color
$12.00

 
AMRA II #68 Swords and Sorcery Fanzine
Warehouse find, 1978. Recommended. By Darrell Schwitzer, Dainis Bisenieks, David Drake et al. Art by Roy G. Krenkel, Marc Schirmeister, Ray Capella et al.

AMRA won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in the years 1964 and 1968. Contents in this issue include art by Roy G. Krenkel (cover & inside issue), Marc Schirmeister, Ray Capella, and Dan Adkins. Authors include:  Darrell Schwitzer, Dainis Bisenieks, David Drake, Fred Blosser, and John Boardman; "Conan & Cinema" by Bill Orlikow and John M. Ford; "Conan the Limmerian" by L. Sprague de Camp.

Owlswick Press, 1978...More.

Item Code: AMRA68
Comic, 7x10, 20pg, b&w
$12.00

Too few to list, we also have three copies or less of these issues: #51, #58, #59, #62, #65, #66, #67. See our website for more about Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, and fellow subjects covered in Amra.

You can see all warehouse finds on our website.

 

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.

CAN ROCK AND ROLL SAVE THE WORLD? An Illustrated History of Music and Comics [CRRSTW. $24.95 $12.50].
HUMBERTO RAMOS PRESENTS MY MARVELS Volume 3 Signed [HR03HS. $35.00 $14.95].

JOHN BYRNE'S STOWAWAY TO THE STARS Coloring Book [JBSCB. $12.99 $7.99].
BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES HARLEY QUINN Bust [BATHQB. $59.99 $34.99].

JOHN POUND DAWN OF CREATION Print [JPPR. $35.00 $17.50].
LOUIS C. TIFFANY and The Art Of Devotion [LTAH. $55.00 $24.95].
SANCTUM REDUX [SANR. $34.95 $10.95].

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

Published in 1950 is a signed copy of Drawings by Sir William Russell Flint. Also signed, is William Stout's Dinosaur Discoveries, and a set of the first two issues of Illustration magazine.

Lastly, two psychedelic fantasy books by Roger Dean, Views and Magnetic Storm.

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Mature Readers

Sorry, no new items this week, but we do have a few items from our Bargain Books section.

SKIN TIGHT Art of Marcus Gray [SKINT. $14.95 $7.50].
UNVEILED DVD [UNVE. $22.98 $14.98].
COCO SC [COCO. $10.95 $5.00].
DRIVE-IN COLLECTION On Her Bed of Roses & The Incredible Sex Revolution DVD [DRHB. $19.98 $9.98].

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News and Notes

 

Comic Shop
In conjunction with the release of the book Comic Shop by Dan Gearino, I will be appearing along with other retailers and publishers and artists at a special book night on November 4th. That is at Flying Colors Comics,
2980 Treat Blvd, Concord, CA 94518 Phone: (925) 825-5410.

The event will begin at 5pm on that Saturday and I imagine it will run later on into the evening. Mike Friedrich (Star Reach), Dick Swan (Big Guy’s Comics), Joe Ferrara (Atlantis Fantasyworld), and others will be there, along with the author. More information is on their website: http://www.flyingcolorscomics.com/

We will be handling the book and I will be signing all copies, but since it’s just $26.95, we have not announced it yet since we prefer not to take backorders for items in this price range. The publisher’s rep lost our initial order, so we’re awaiting our now-late shipment. I’d be happy to inscribe copies if you would like me to, just let us know when you order. It’ll be announced shortly.


OAF-Con 2017 Report
I’ve posted two reports and two sets of pictures from the show on Facebook, so I refer you to these for October 25. I will do another post or two as soon as I can. It’s fun to share the very eclectic stuff I found there, easier than recording the conversations, of which there were many, as the folks there are all great people. And we only had one tornado warning to deal with, that was exciting. We don’t get these in California, it sounded like those sirens in The Time Machine film, and caught us walking from a restaurant in a nearby mall back to the hotel. But we didn’t blow away.

Roget Hill told me the next EC Fan-Addict will be ready around January. He’s working on two more books or projects on artists in the meantime, which of course I’ve forgotten who he’s writing about now. His Reed Crandall book is no longer available (I have four copies left as I write this, with no date announced yet for the softcover). I sold out all that I had at OAF-Con.

Jim Gerlach, publisher of the recent ERB Bibliography and Back to the Stone Age, announced his next book will be The Land That Time Forgot. It will also boast one edition with the original cover, the other with a handsome (I saw it) wrap-around Bob Eggleton cover. We’ll be handling it, and it will be only $100 a copy.

 


Prince Valiant Studio Edition
This is now officially out of print. Our second reorder was not filled. We have exactly 27 copies left as I write this, and it will be featured in our upcoming December catalog. Everyone who has seen it has loved it. It is possible they might reprint it, but I would not hold my breath. So don’t say I didn’t give you all the warning in the world to get one while you can. [PVSTH. $175].
Arthur Szyk: Soldier In Art
We will have a softcover version of the new book on Arthur Szyk we just announced; it’s limited for some reason, so we will only get one batch and cannot reorder after that. It is $40 [ARSZ], and the hardcover is $54.95 [ARSCH].

Freebies and Specials
We still are giving away free brochures for Frazetta’s first art book, Icon, with any order for any Frazetta item [FFIB].

And we will have two free James Bama Books [JBPWF] and [JBSF], you get one for each book from Flesk Publishing that you order (limit two per order). You can find this on our blog, scroll down below the week’s new items. And that includes a Mr. Monster special that gets you Mr. Monster vs. Gorzilla free with any Mr. Monster archive, too.

Upcoming shortly is the Doc Stearn collection, which is where Mr. Monster came from, the rare Canadian title of 1946-47. We’ll have a free full color Mr. Monster bookplate with every copy ordered from us. Stand by!

And our most recent sale of 3 copies and under was a great success, and some items are gone, but we do have many items left and they are easy to click on and check from the listing. It’s posted on our blog right HERE, just scroll down below the week’s new items.

~Bud

 

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Spectrum 24, Chris Ware, Arthur Szyk, Disney’s Nine Old Men, Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman. James Bond, Timeless Diego, Fred Frederick’s Mandrake and Unno’s The Art of Decadence.

Spectrum 24 is here! Also new art books with Chris Ware, Arthur Szyk, Disney's Nine Old Men, and Harley Quinn. Graphic novels with Wonder Woman ‘77, James Bond and Timeless Diego, Fred Frederick's Mandrake and Unno's The Art of Decadence. The first Wonder Woman Justice League movie statue, and a host of interesting December Coming Items.

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Art Books

 
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...More.

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

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
SPECTRUM Volume 24 Hardcover
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by John Fleskes. Flesk, 2017. Due Nov. ...More.

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

The Spectrum hardcover didn't arrive along with the softcovers, but we expect it momentarily. See our website for all available volumes, all the way back to the one-and-only Deluxe signed and limited edition, Volume 1. We just listed these older ones last week, from our ongoing Underwood Books Publisher File Copies. Some are at cover price. Volumes 21-23 are still available, in softcover only.

 
CHRIS WARE MONOGRAPH
Introduction by Art Spiegelman. For thirty years, writer and artist (i.e. cartoonist) Chris Ware (b. 1967) has been testing the patience of readers and fine art fans with his complicated and difficult-to-comprehend picture stories in the pages of The New YorkerThe New York Times and other periodicals—to say nothing of challenging the walls of the MCA Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art with his unevocative delineations and diagrams. Rizolli, 2017...More.

Item Code: CWMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 13x18, 280pg, Full Color
$60.00 $49.95

 
HARLEY QUINN A Rogues Gallery Cover Art Collection
Art by Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner, Terry Dodson et al. Celebrate the anniversary of DC's favorite psychotic psychiatrist with a book dedicated to nothing but Harley covers! From her first print appearance to her own long-running series to Rebirth and more, this deluxe hardcover art book collects 25 years of the Maid of Mischief's most iconic comic book covers all in one volume. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: HQCGH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 176pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See our website for Harley Graphic Novels, Archives and Statues.

 
ARTHUR SZYK SOLDIER IN ART Hardcover
Recommended. By Irvin Unger. In addition to the illustrated essays and extensive plates section covering all the subject areas, periods, and styles in which Arthur Szyk worked, this includes a timeline of the artist's life, an exhibition history, and bibliography and resources. Essays by scholars Irvin Ungar who co-published the book, internationally renowned Holocaust historian Michael Berenbaum, former director of the Museum Program at the National Endowment for the Arts Tom L. Freudenheim, and Harvard art historian James Kettlewell. Irvin Unger & D. Giles LTD, 2017...More.

Item Code: ARSZH
Hard Cover, 10x11, 240pg, Full Color
$55.00

 

Walt Disney Animation Archives

 
WALT DISNEY'S NINE MORE OLD MEN The Flipbooks
Recommended. Edited by Pete Docter. There are nine flip books inside this box that pays tribute to Disney's early animators. Legendary animators Ub Iwerks, Norm Ferguson, Billl Tytla, Ham Luske, Art Babbitt, Grim Gatwick, Freddie Moore, Hal King, and John Sibley are featured in this special set, a companion the the first Nine Old Men collection. Each flipbook features a scene from an animated Disney feature in its original line-drawn form. Also a separate booklet describes the incredible talents that the animators contributed to The Walt Disney Animation Studios, for which they have all been named Disney Legends. Disney, 2017...More.

Item Code: WALTNMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x5, 1616pg, Full Color
$60.00 $49.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THEY DREW AS THEY PLEASED The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age Volume 1 The 1930's
Highly Recommended. By Didier Ghez. With Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren & Bianca Majolie. As the Walt Disney Studio entered its first decade and embarked on some of the most ambitious animated films of the time, Disney hired "concept artists." Their sole mission was to explore ideas and inspire their fellow animators. This showcases four of these pioneers and features artwork they developed. Chronicle, 2015...More.

Item Code: THDH
Hard Cover, 11x9, 207pg, Partial Color
$40.00 $34.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THEY DREW AS THEY PLEASED The Hidden Art of Disney's Musical Years Volume 2 The 1940's Part 1
The 1940's Part One. Highly Recommended. By Didier Ghez. Art by Walt Scott, Kay Nielsen, Sylvia Holland, Retta Scott & David Hall. The 1940s ushered in an era of musical experimentation and innovation at Disney. Artists from all over the world flocked to California to be part of the magic, and their styles influenced such classics as Dumbo and Bambi as well as setting the stage for the masterpieces that followed such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. Hundreds of enchanting images—from early sketches to polished concepts for iconic features—by five exceptional artists who shaped the style of the Studio's animation during this period of unbridled creativity. Chronicle, 2016...More.

Item Code: THDMH
Hard Cover, 11x9, 207pg, Partial Color
$40.00 $34.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
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

 

Archives, Graphic Novels & Strip Collections

 
TIMELESS DIEGO AND THE RANGERS OF THE VASLANTIC
By Armand Baltazar. Introducing a world with the imaginative power of Star Wars and Avatar, author-artist Armand Baltazar presents the first book in the Timeless series, an epic fantasy adventure that sends Diego through a world where past, present, and future coexist. Complete with stunning cinematic black-and-white and color illustrations. Katherine Tegen, 2017...More.

Item Code: TIMLEH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 618pg, Text/Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

If you like this, you also may enjoy the new Philip Pullman graphic novel, The Adventures of John Blake, as well as his The Golden Compass graphic novel. I also recommend the interactive illustrated young adult novel Between Worlds, with wonderful animated, three-dimensional artwork like I've never seen before [BEWOH. $19.99, your price $9.99].

 
WONDER WOMAN 77 MEETS THE BIONIC WOMAN
By Andy Mangels. Art by Judit Tondora. Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman, the most beloved female icons of 1970s television, come together for globe-trotting action against their worst enemies! Diana Prince and Jaime Sommers team up to fight a rogue cabal bent on wreaking havoc and stealing deadly weapons. Can CASTRA be stopped before their real targets are revealed and lives are lost? And what three familiar villains threaten the unbeatable combination of bracelets and bionics? Bestselling author Andy Mangels (Star Trek, Star Wars) and artist Judit Tondora (Grimm Fairy Tales) join forces for a celebration of the original Girl Power! Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: WWBW
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

Here is more Wonder Woman, and also the Batman ‘66 collections.

 
JAMES BOND BLACK BOX
By Benjamin Percy. Art by Rapha Lobosco. In the snowbound French Alps, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to infiltrate the underworld, risk everything in high-stakes casino gambling, evade deadly pursuers, and root out a digital breach threatening global security. Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: JBBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

The James Bond Omnibus series Vol 1-6, collecting British daily strips, are on closeout sale. There's also the new large classic comic strip collections as well as more graphic novels, on our site.

 

Mandrake The Magician

 
MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN THE FRED FREDERICKS DAILIES Volume 1 1965-1967
By Lee Falk. Art by Fred Fredericks. Join Mandrake as he battles slavers, explores the Lost World, unlocks the mystery of a haunted house, travels to Hollywood, rescues Sonny the child movie star and meets Blozz the mysterious. In June 1965, artist Fredericks took over Mandrake from the late Phil Davis. Creator Lee Falk proceeded to modernize the storylines, making it more reality-based by focusing less on science fiction and fantasy, and making Mandrake operate more like a secret agent, often helping out the police with cases they could not solve. Titan, 2017...More.

Item Code: MANFD01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 240pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN SUNDAYS Volume 1 1935 -1937
The Hidden Kingdom of Murderers. Highly Recommended. By Lee Falk and Phil Davis. This unusual strip was the first to feature a magician. Unlike other adventurers, Mandrake used his illusionist skills and his head, rather than his fists. Artist Phil Davis's work is as good as Alex Raymond's from the same period, exhibiting a fine-line brush and beautiful girls as good as the master. I'm very excited to finally have this long-overdue collection of a superior, oft-neglected classic. Titan, 2016...More.

Item Code: MMS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN DAILIES Volume 1 The Cobra
1934-36. Highly Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Phil Davis. The collected daily adventure comic strips of arguably the world's FIRST comic-strip, costumed, crime-fighter: Mandrake the Magician! Join Mandrake The Magician and his ever-faithful companion and trusty side-kick, Lothar, as they set out in search of high adventure in strange lands, strange dimensions and even stranger planets with nothing more than a top hat, a wand and the immense strength of Lothar, African Prince, to save the day! And the ability to create illusions (and magic?) to confuse the enemy! Titan, 2016...More.

Item Code: MAMD01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 240pg, b&w
$39.99 $34.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN THE COMPLETE KING YEARS Volume 1
Closeout Price! From Mandrake #1-5 & Flash Gordon backup stories, 1966-67. Recommended. By Lee Falk. The comic book version of the 20th Century's most famous fictional newspaper strip magician from King Features'Mandrake the Magician! Lee Falk's newspaper strip offered readers magic, occult and the fantastic and King Feature's comic book version, which saw print during the height of the Silver Age, was a worthy extension of those adventures. Interview with longtime Mandrake artist Fred Fredericks. Hermes, 2015...More.

Item Code: MAND01H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 176pg, Full Color
$49.99 $34.99

 

New in the Hiroshi Unno Series

 
THE ART OF DECADENCE European Fantasy Art of The Fin-De-Siècle
By Hiroshi Unno. Across time and space, the motifs and images of Decadence are repeatedly depicted in literature, fine arts, music and other art forms. This book presents numerous historically important art works spanning from the 19th century to Surrealism, including notable European illustrators such as Odilon Redon, Gustav Klimt, and many more. PIE, 2017. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: ARTDEC
Soft Cover, 7x10, 400pg, Partial Color
$49.95

We may never have a better selection of these beautiful art books, imported from Japan. Each is in English and Japanese. All are gorgeously designed, with beautiful gold or silver-embossed covers, and filled with rare material. Here they are:

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS The Art of Folklore, Literature, Poetry, Fashion & Book Design of The Islamic World
Our Highest Recommendation. By Hiroshi Unno. Art by Kay Nielsen, Edmund Dulac Pogany, Bull, Balfour, Erte, Austen et al. Middle Eastern literature and poetry, including the Arabian Nights and the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, have captured the imaginations of European people with mysterious atmosphere and tales of exotic lands. From the 18th to the early 20th century, various European editions of these stories were published that included imaginative illustrations by notable European illustrators such as the aformentioned plus Bakst, Detmold, Barbier, Brunelleschi, Leon Carre, Sterrett, Parrish, Gerda Wegener and others. This is a collection of the art, including Islamic book design, ornaments and costumes. PIE, 2017...More.

Item Code: ATHOU
Soft Cover, 7x9, 296pg, Full Color
$39.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BEAUTIFUL BOOK DESIGNS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE MID 20TH CENTURY
Recommended. By Hiroshi Unno. The Book of Kells (said to be the most beautiful book in the world), Leicester Codex (the rarest, by Leonardo da Vinci), Decorative Scripture in Middle Ages, Illuminated Books, Chromolithography (early color printing) of the mid-19th century, Gift Books in late 19th century, William Morris and the private presses, Design Books in the era of Art Nouveau & Art Deco (from all over the world), French pochoir by George Barbier & others, Penguin Book Covers... Over 100 of the most  "Beautiful Books" as compiled by the highly regarded Unno. PIE, 2017...More.

Item Code: BEABD
Soft Cover, 7x10, 312pg, Full Color
$39.95

 
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
$39.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
WORLD OF MUCHA A Journey to Two Fairylands Paris and Czech
Highly Recommended. By Hiroshi Unno. A superlative collection of Mucha's works, behind highly ornate, silver-embossed covers, spanning his entire career from his beginnings in Paris to his final days in what was then known as Czechoslovakia after four years in the United States. His most representative works are featured, not only in the field of fine art but also in editorial design and graphic design. As a special feature, this book introduces more typography and package design works compared to other publications on Mucha's work. A good deal of this is not collected elsewhere. And, of course, Mucha's masterpiece the "Slav Epic" is also covered in detail, along with an interpretation and its historical background. PIE, 2017...More.

Item Code: WORMU
Soft Cover, 7x10, 352pg, Full Color
$39.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
GEORGE BARBIER Master of Art Deco
Back in Stock. Highly Recommended. Text by Hiroshi Unno. George Barbier is today the most famous artist to come out of the heady Art Deco world in France in the 1910-1930 period. His illustrated books are enormously popular. His fashion illustration was spot on. His erotically themed pictures of semi-clad and nude women are some of the finest of the period. But to this day, very little has been written about him. This fine new book is based on an exhibit that originated in Japan, collecting a once-in-a-lifetime abundance of his original artwork. Nudity, eroticism. PIE, 2011. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GEOB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 296pg, Full Color
$35.00

 

Statues

 
JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE WONDER WOMAN Statue
Celebrate Wonder Woman's 75th anniversary with this special-edition Justice League movie statue. Created in the likeness of the incredible actress Gal Gadot, be sure to lasso this statue in time for the November 2017 theatrical release of Justice League! DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: JLMWW
13" tall, Full Color
$150.00

See the website for all Wonder Woman statues.

 

Coming in December

 
GENE COLAN TOMB OF DRACULA Artist's Edition
By Marv Wolfman. Art by Gene Colan. Tomb of Dracula by Wolfman, Colan, and Palmer has long been considered one of the best Marvel Comics of the 1970s. Colan's atmospheric artwork was the perfect companion to Wolfman's dark and foreboding stories-together they formed a classic series. IDW, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: GCTAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
$125.00

 
SUPERMAN THE ATOMIC AGE SUNDAYS Volume 3 1956-59
1956-59. By Alvin Schwartz and Bill Finger. Art by Wayne Boring. Introduction by Mark Waid. Superman's newspaper comic strips are among the rarest of all Superman collectibles. This comprehensive series helps remedy that gap in the Superman saga by bringing back into print every one of the Sunday newspaper strips. IDW, 2016. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: SUAS03H
Hard Cover, 10x12, 184pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 
THE COMPLETE CHESTER GOULD'S DICK TRACY Volume 23
Dailies & Sundays, 1966-67. By Chester Gould. The iconic square-jawed detective's adventures fighting a menagerie of grotesque villains remain a highlight both of comics history and of crime fiction as a whole. The series is ripe for introduction to crime prose readers who haven't previously ventured into comics. IDW, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: CC23H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 264pg, b&w
$44.99 $39.99

Most back volumes are available. Volume 4 and 19 are available at deep discount as hurt volumes: Vol 4 [CC04HR. $29.99, your price $10], Vol 19 [CC19HR. $39.99, your price $19.99]. Very few left.

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS THE UNSEEN Volume 1
Collects #5-10, 1952-53. By John Celardo et al. It was the 1950's - the Atomic Age, the Cold War, and just before the Space Race. Comics books were the education, the entertainment, and, according to some, the downfall of America. What a great time! We loved to be scared - still do, it seems - from the comfort of our own home, secure in the knowledge that there's no real danger (or so we think). Nothing could match the imagination, the surprise, and the chilling-of-your-spine like the great horror comics of yesteryear. PS Artbooks, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: PCEUN01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS UNKNOWN WORLD & STRANGE STORIES FROM ANOTHER WORLD Volume 1
Collects Unknown World #1,1952 and Strange Stories from Another World #2-5 1952-53. Art by Robert McCarty et al. Ask yourself as you gaze at the magnificently-rendered splash page of "The Serpent Queen" with art by Bob McCarty, from the one-shot anthology Unknown World #1 (1952), "What is the significance of a leashed one-eyed snake in this panel?" This title continued with Strange Stories from Another World, for four more issues (#2 to #5), and all featured lushly painted covers by Norman Saunders. PS Artbooks, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: PCEU01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$44.99

Click here to see our other Pre-Code Classics available on our website.

 
AL CAPP LI'L ABNER Volume 9
Moonbeam McSwine, Li'l Abner, Fearless Fosdick, 1951-52. By Al Capp. To millions of daily readers spanning five decades, Al Capp was the man whose biting satire made them laugh as he injected “Lower Slobbovia,” “the double whammy,” and “Sadie Hawkins Day” into our popular lexicon. To Nobel-laureate John Steinbeck, he was “very possibly the best writer in the world today.” This series is the first-ever comprehensive reprinting of the comic strip—including both dailies and meticulously-restored full-color Sundays. IDW, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: ALL09H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 248pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

Volumes 7 and 8 are available now [ALL07H, ALL08. $49.99, your price $39.99 each]. We also have two issues of Li'l Abner Dailies illustrated by Frank Frazetta in our Rare and Out of Print section.

 
EC ARCHIVES PANIC Volume 2
Collects #7-12. By Al Feldstein, William Gaines, and Jack Mendelsohn. Art by Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Wally Wood et al. Panic is back at it again! This uproarious volume collects issues of the madcap classic in glorious re-mastered color. Collects parody and pranks from a parade of comics greats: Al Feldstein, William Gaines, Jack Mendelsohn, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Wally Wood, and Bill Elder! With a foreword by the legendary Sergio Aragonés. Dark Horse, 2017. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: ECP02H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Volume 1 is now in stock [ECP01H. $49.99, your price $39.99]. Collects #1-6. Highly Recommended. By Wally Wood, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Bill Elder, Joe Orlando et al.

 

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.

THE BRONZE AGE OF DC COMICS [BAD01H. $59.99 $39.99].
FIRES & MURMUR [FIRMH. $34.95 $19.95].

HELMUT NEWTON Us and Them [HNUSH. $59.99 $39.99].
IT'S A MAN'S WORLD [ITSAM. $34.95 $24.95].

SEEKERS IN THE MYSTERY [SEEKM. $34.95 $19.95].
SAM KIETH'S MAXX Artist's Edition [SKMAEH. $125.00 $99.00].
STERANKO NICK FURY AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist's Edition [SNFAEH. $175.00 $125.00].

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 all seven volumes of Hal Foster's Prince Valiant series, published by Hastings House between 1951-1953. From 1975 we have The Berni Wrightson Treasury. Artist Joe Jusko is posting “31 Days of Wrightson” on our Facebook page—you might enjoy his favorite Wrightson pieces.

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Mature Readers

A new Cavewoman one-shot with a Budd Root nude cover: Carrie's Oasis Diary.

See our website for all other Cavewoman variant cover editions, plus Budd's Convention Sketchbooks and his spectacular art book, Cave Paintings [CAVPH. $29.99]. That one is limited to 2000 hardcover copies, and published by none other than Frank Cho. Recommended.

Also a few items from our Bargain Books Section:

BOOBS [BOOMH. $59.95 $35.00].
CORPORATE ASSETS DVD [CORAS. $22.95 $14.95].
EVILS OF THE NIGHT BLU-RAY/DVD [EVNI. $29.98 $18.95].

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

 

News and Notes

 

If you don’t have our latest catalog by now, pictured below, you can download it NOW or call and ask for a free copy. 

Prince Valiant Studio Edition is going to be sold out from the publisher shortly; we agressively reordered more and it will be back in stock any day now. Our second reorder may signal that it is gone if we don’t get them. Don’t delay, this is the item of the year.

I hope to see some of you at the OAF-Con in Norman, Oklahoma, this weekend, October 21-22. Then we’re off the show circuit until mid-February, and I will catch up on editing and writing better descriptions, as well as making recommendations, for the new items that came in last week and this week. I’ve been on the road and unable to personally view each one.

~Bud

 

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