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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Aquaman Omnibus, The Flash, Before Watchmen, The Conan Reader, Carl Barks, Phantom, The Shadow, Jim Silke, Spider-Man and more!

 

Here's a first Aquaman Omnibus, The Flash Silver Age Omnibus is back in print, and my favorite omnibus this week has to be Before Watchmen. The Conan Reader is excellent, The British Superhero is a surprisingly gripping new reference book, The Unavailable Carl Barks offers never-before-collected stories, beautifully cleaned up and re-colored.

Plus a new Phantom Sundays, The Shadow, Jim Silke on sale, Wonder Woman Golden Age, and Spider-Man Masterworks. And two new graphic novels, Highest House and Mattéo, by the amazing Jean-Pierre Gibrat. Happy Holidays!

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AQUAMAN BY GEOFF JOHNS Omnibus
Collects Aquaman #0-25, 23.1, & 23.2, Justice League #15-17, 2011-13. Recommended. Art by Ivan Reis. Arthur Curry is a man of two worlds. Six years ago he was a surface dweller, raised as the son of a lighthouse keeper. Then tragedy struck. Destiny was revealed. And young Arthur Curry claimed his birthright: the Throne of Atlantis and his place alongside the beautiful princess Mera. But his reign was brief. When darkness threatened the surface world, he rose to meet it. He joined the Justice League, leaving the rule of his kingdom behind. But even underwater, the past will not stay buried. DC Entertainment president & chief creative officer Geoff Johns re-teams with Green Lantern collaborator Ivan Reis in this oversize omnibus collection featuring Johns' critically acclaimed run. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: AQUGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 728pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

 
BEFORE WATCHMEN Omnibus
Highly Recommended. By Brian Azzarello, Darwyn Cooke, Len Wein et al. Art by Joe Kubert, Amanda Conner, Adam Hughes et al. Dive deeper into the world of Watchmen by following the famous characters around in their own solo stories. Witness Rorschach's story to see how one of the most dangerous vigilantes in the comics world started down his dark path. Find out how the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination revolve around the Comedian. Take an introspective look at Silk Spectre as she struggles with her overbearing superhero mother and her scattered path toward taking the mantle of the Silk Spectre. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: BEFWOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 1064pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

We have one copy of the first printing of The Watchman [RB540. $50]. Very fine, just slightly scuffed. We also have just two copies of of the much abbreviated softcover, Before Watchmen [BEFWH. $29.99, your price $24.99]. This collects Minutemen #1-6 and Silver Spectre #1-4, 2012-13.

 
THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN Bob Layton Artist Select Deluxe Signed
Signed & numbered & limited from 999 copies! Foil-stamped slipcase. Recommended. By David Michelinie. Art by Bob Layton. Bob Layton's two long runs on The Invincible Iron Man, alongside writer/co-plotter David Michelinie and an array of peerless pencillers, remains the series' high-water mark. Now the best are curated by Bob himself, here in deluxe, oversized fashion! Including one amazing one with Layton inks on Barry Winsor-Smith's pencils. 400 pages of Iron Man classics with Ant Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Spider-Man, two two-part Doctor Doom tales, and more! New interview with Layton! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: IIMASD
Hard Cover, 9x13, 388pg, Partial Color
$125.00

 
THE CONAN READER
An anthology of the best Conan stories, 2004-2014. Highly Recommended. By Kurt Busiek, P. Craig Russell et al. Art by P. Craig Russell, Ariel Olivetti et al. A vast hoard for the taking, collecting Conan one-shots, short stories, and miniseries from the finest creators in all of graphic fiction, including Kurt Busiek, P. Craig Russell, Fred Van Lente, Kelley Jones, Ariel Olivetti, Tim Truman, John Severin, Bruce Timm, Dave Stewart, and many, many more. Nearly 700 pages of clashing swords, malefic wizardry, and forgotten kingdoms! Collects Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur, Conan: Book of Thoth, Conan and the People of the Black Circle, Conan and the Songs of the Dead, Conan: The Blood-Stained Crown and Other Stories, and Conan: The Daughters of Midora and Other Stories. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: CONRE
Soft Cover, 6x10, 686pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
WONDER WOMAN / CONAN
Collects Wonder Woman/Conan #1-6. 2017. Our Highest Recommendation. By Gail Simone. Art by Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Wendy Broome et al. Dark and malicious magic by two scheming goddesses has driven Wonder Woman and Conan together, stripping Diana of her memories and chaining her destiny to this dark-haired and dangerous stranger. Slavers and gladiators, pirates and predators, an army of witches poised to conquer the world on wings of wickedness; these are the foes the Amazon and the Cimmerian must join together to defeat. First a young Diana meets a young warrior lad, then she's a captive rescued by Conan, and on through leaps through time and space. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: WWCONH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

You know, I liked the idea but was cautious about how they'd pull this off without making it a mess. Well, Gail Simone proved what a smart and capable writer she is, and this is a very, very fine story. It starts with Conan as a youth, who meets a bright young girl from another tribe at an annual gathering. A tribe of only women. Flash forward to an adult Conan, who's suddently trying to help out a noble and ferocious fighter in the slave arena...who has no memory of who she is. Is this his childhood friend? Or is it our own Wonder Woman, who's been mysteriously transported into the Hyborean Age? Check it out, it's an outstanding, stand-alone novel I really, really enjoyed.

 
MARVEL MASTERWORKS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Volume 20
Amazing Spider-Man #203-212, 1963; Annual 14, 1980-81 By Dennis O'Neil, Marv Wolfman, David Michelinie et al. Art John Romita, Jr., Keith Pollard, Frank Miller, John Byrne et al. Peter Parker's always had the worst luck, but Spider-Man's a hit with the ladies in his latest round of adventures! The Black Cat is back, and her love-hate relationship with Spidey is heating up. Dazzler disco dances with our hero in an early appearance not to be missed. She's not the only mutant caught in Spidey's web; Mesmero is back, courtesy Dennis O'Neil. Then, an all-time Spider-Man great makes his series debut: John Romita Jr.! JRJR carries on the family tradition, creating some of the most iconic Spider-Man adventures of all time beginning right here. Also featuring a Stern 'n' Byrne one-shot, the first appearances of Madame Web and Hydro-Man and Frank Miller's classic Spider-Man/Doctor Strange team-up! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: MAS20H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 264pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

More Spidey on our website.

 
THE UNAVAILABLE CARL BARKS IN COLOR
Highly Recommended. By Kim Weston. Ten stories, mostly unavailable since their original printings in comic books. The stories include three early Benny Burro stories, five Droopy stories, two Barney Bear and Benny Burro from 1945, Andy Panda from 1943, and a 24-page Porky (Pig) of the Mounties with Bugs Bunny, from 1944. All of the stories are sourced from high quality masters except for three for which there are no known surviving masters. Direct Sales Edition, 2016...More.

Item Code: UNAVA
Soft Cover, 8x11, 148pg, Full Color
$34.95

See all Barks collections online.

 
FLASH The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 1
New Printing. Collects Showcase #4, 8, 13 & 14 and The Flash #105-132, 1956-62. Our Highest Recommendation. By Robert Kanigher and John Broome. Art by Carmine Infantino. It's no wonder this sold out its first printing! This massive title collects the entire run of the first years of The Flash--the character who single-handedly kicked off the Silver Age. Stories include his origin, the first appearances of his sidekick, Kid Flash, fellow detective The Elongated Man, and the return of the Golden Age Flash. And so many great villains. Beginning with the ultra-rare Showcase #4 in 1958, this is killer, great artwork AND stories, that made The Flash a thinking fan's hero, before Stan Lee worked his own magic. The young Carmine Infantino is doing what he did best. he brought a flair and feeling of speed to the character that made him THE Flash artist. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: FL01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 864pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

Looking for more Flash? See The Flash Silver Age Omnibus Volumes 2 and 3 online. Plus all the other DC Silver Age Omnibus collections: World's Finest, Supergirl, Teen Titans, Green Lantern, Doom Patrol, Adam Strange, and the Legion of Super-Heroes.

 

Wonder Woman & The Justice League

 
WONDER WOMAN Diana Prince Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Omnibus
Collects Wonder Woman #178-204, Lois Lane #93, Brave and the Bold #87, 105, 1968-73. Highly Recommended. By Dennis O'Neil, Robert Kanigher et al. Art by Mike Sekowsky & Dick Giordano et al. In these dynamic "new look" stories from the late 1960s, Wonder Woman leaves her super-powers behind to become an ultra-mod, globetrotting secret agent. With a new costume and a new attitude, Diana Prince fights crime like never before! These adventures have remained uncollected for years until this oversize omnibus edition! Includes several fine highly collectible covers by Jeff Jones and one by Neal Adams. Giordano is ideal inking Sekowsky's pencils, making these throwback stories a lot of fun, also known as WW's "white" era for her new white costume. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: WWDIAH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 736pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

 
JUSTICE LEAGUE The World's Greatest Super-Heroes By Alex Ross and Paul Dini
Our Highest Recommendation. Between 1998 and 2003, Paul Dini joined forces with the incomparable Alex Ross, to create six oversize tabloid editions. And boy, are these beautiful. This is Ross at his finest, with characters that seem so real you could meet them. And of course Dini creates realistic scenarios in today's world. There's nothing like this in comics. This is pure class. Collects Superman: Peace on Earth, Batman: War on Crime, Shazam!: Power of Hope, Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth, JLA: Secret Origins and JLA: Liberty and Justice. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: JLWOR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 400pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

More JLA collections are on the website.

 
WONDER WOMAN THE GOLDEN AGE Volume 2
Collects Sensation Comics #15-24, Wonder Woman #4-7 and Comic Cavalcade #2-5, all from 1943. Highly Recommended. By William Moulton Marston. Art by Harry G. Peter. The earliest stories of the Amazon Warrior are collected here in Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Vol. 2, featuring the adventures of Wonder Woman as she tackles corruption, oppression and cruelty in the early days of World War II. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: WWGA02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 392pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
WONDER WOMAN THE GOLDEN AGE Volume 1
Collects All Star #8, Comic Cavalcade #1, Sensation #1-14 and Wonder Woman #1-3, 1941-42. Highly Recommended. By William Mouton Marston. Art by Harry G. Peter. Never before at such a low price: Almost the entire first year of Wonder Woman: her first appearance in All Star #8, her first adventures beginning In Sensation Comics #1-14, her first three issues of her own title, and even her appearance in Comic Cavalcade #1. Wow, this is just a fascinating and fun collection--the young heroine travels from Paradise Island to Man's World, where she battles criminals and supervillains like Cheetah and her first nemesis, the Baroness Von Gunther. Her magic bracelets and lasso of truth stop injustice, but usually not before she is tied up--Marston's trademark. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: WWGA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 392pg, Full Color
$24.99

There are now three Wonder Women Golden Age Omnibus collections, as well as the first softcover in this series. See all of our Wonder Woman collections.

See our website for all the other Golden Age Omnibus collections: Batman, Superman, and the first Green Arrow.

 

Pulps, Reference and The Phantom

 
THE BRITISH SUPERHERO
Highly Recommended. By Chris Murray. A professor of comic studies in Scotland, Chris Murray reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. The superhero genre is a blend of several influences, and in British comics these influences were quite different from those in America. He identifies the origins of the superhero and supervillain in 19th century penny dreadfuls and boys' weeklies and in science fiction of the 1920s and 1930s. Read about the emergence of British superheroes in the 1940s, and the advent of “fake” American comics when imports were stopped during WWII, as they also did in Canada in the WECA era. Then there's the reformatting of reprinted material, including quite amazingly, the very first appearances of Superman, reformatted with its own Brit cover art! University of Mississippi Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: BRITSU
Soft Cover, 6x9, 304pg, Text/b&w
$30.00

For more comics history and reference, see that section on our website.

 
THE SHADOW #137
Green Eyes and Gray Fist. Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson. Art by Tom Lovell. The Shadow combats Chinatown crime in two of Walter B. Gibson's greatest action thrillers! First, the Master of Darkness journeys to San Francisco's Chinatown to combat the expanding power of “Green Eyes” and his Wu-Fan secret society! Then, a police informant's corpse is deposited in The Shadow's secret sanctum as a deadly warning from the criminal mastermind known only as “Gray Fist.” This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. Sanctum, 2018...More.

Item Code: SHT137
Soft Cover, 7X10, 128pg, Text/b&w
$14.95

All available Shadow pulp reprints are on our website.

 
THE PHANTOM The Complete Sundays Volume 5
1953-56. Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Wilson McCoy. The long anticipated fifth volume of the reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk's full color Phantom Sundays, with art by Wilson McCoy continues! Fans of The Ghost Who Walks have waited for years to have a complete series of full size hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays and this is the fifth book in the series. As with Hermes Press' complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed to perfection. Presented in Volume Five of the Complete Sundays are eleven storylines. In addition to the strips this volume contains documentary materials and a detailed essay. Don't miss it! Hermes, 2018...More.

Item Code: PHS05H
Hard Cover, 13x9, 192pg, Full Color
$65.00 $57.50

Missing any Phantom Sundays or Dailies? Sundays Volume 1 and 3 are currently out of print and sold out, but we do have Volumes 2 and 4. See all available volumes on our website. Just last week the latest Dailies collection came in, along with the Complete Don Newton, which I highly recommend. Don't miss out: Dailies Vol 2-6 and 9 are all sold out. We have Vol 1, 7, 8, and 10-15 in stock now.

 

Jim Silke-signed and now on sale

 
JIM SILKE SKETCHBOOK Signed
Closeout Price! Signed bookplate! By Jim Silke. Jim Silke illuminates the previously unpublished gems of his private studio collection. Each image is meticulously reproduced from the original artwork, and designed to provide the experience of leafing through the private portfolio of this modern master of the art of the pinup. Flesk, 2012. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: JISS01
Soft Cover, 9x12, 64pg, Full Color
$19.95 $9.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
PINUPS PAST AND PRESENT
Bargain Priced & Entirely New! Highly Recommended. By Jim Silke. Introduction by Nathalie Rattner. With more than 100 artists from the United States, Europe, Australia, Japan, and China, a new unrivaled look at every different direction pin-up art design has taken since the heady days of Bettie Page. More than 200 images from the best practitioners betray the influences of the greats, such as Gil Elvgren and Olivia De Berardinis, but also show new trends, including a revival in 1980s-influenced line work in the vein of Patrick Nagel, and of biomech-influenced approaches. Every image is accompanied by a caption detailing the artist, name of work, and major influences! Chartwell Books, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: PINPASH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 176pg, Full Color
$17.99

See more by Silke on our website, including work on The Rocketeer and his very special introduction to Dave Stevens' Just Teasing.

 

Graphic Novels

 
MICHAEL MOORCOCK ELRIC The Ruby Throne
Portfolio-sized deluxe hardcover with ornate gold-embossed cover. Recommended. By Julien Blonde. Art by Didier Poli. First published in France in 2013, this takes us to the ancient island of Melniboné, which has been ruled by Elric, the albino emperor, for millennia. Reliant on magic and herbs for his strength and prolonged life, Elric's grip on Melniboné is crumbling, as his people slide into decadence. Now his envious cousin Yyrkoon, Prince of Melniboné, plots to overthrow him and claim the Ruby Throne for himself! Includes additional artwork and a new interview with Michael Moorcock. Titan, 2018...More.

Item Code: MMELRH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x15, 56pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

More by Moorcock is on our website, catch up now.

 
MATTÉO BOOK ONE 1914-1915
From the creator of The Reprieve & Flight of the Raven. Recommended. Jean-Pierre Gibrat. A beautifully drawn and deeply emotional graphic novel, following the singular story of a young man caught up in World War I. In a small town at the foot of the Pyrenees on the French Mediterranean, lifelong friends are called to arms, except for Mattéo, who, as the son of Spanish refugees, is exempt from service. Yet when his fellow villagers--including Juliet, the woman he loves--express disdain for his pacifism, he finally capitulates and joins up...to embark on an epic adventure that will have a resounding impact on all their lives. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: MATTBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color
$19.99

See the other books by Jean-Pierre Gibrat, both of which get my highest recommendation, and all of our recommended French graphic novels, online.

 
HIGHEST HOUSE
Recommended. By Mike Carrey and Peter Gross. Through a subtle alternate history, The Highest House takes us to a fictional Balkanesque country of the 16th century. Mike Carrey and Peter Gross (Lucifer, The Unwritten) draw from this context a captivating fantasy narrative that reflects on the human soul, the corrupting power of slavery, and the inequalities of class, all from the different perspectives of the House's many inhabitants and our mysteriously gifted young slave, Moth. A multifaceted fantasy sure to stay with readers long after the final page has turned. IDW, 2108...More.

Item Code: HIGHO
Soft Cover, 8x11, 188pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

 

The Spirit

 
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT The Corpse-Makers
Recommended. By Francesco Francavilla. "...a delight to read, and the art blows my mind as always." -Major Spoilers. "...more than a tribute to Eisner's talents and legacy, it's a continuation." -Slackjaw Punks. Unexpected disappearances and deaths hit Central City--with no apparent connection between the victims. The police just file them as runaways or natural deaths. But when someone close to Ebony disappears, The Spirit is on the case. Set in the 1940s pulpish world of the original Spirit stories, complete with Dolan and a beauitiful and capable new supporting character, P.I. Lisa Marlowe. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: WESPCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

These two deluxe editions are not yet in stock, but we expect them momentarily:

 
COMING SOON
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT The Corpse-Makers Signed
Signed & limited by Francavilla. By Francesco Francavilla. A series of unexpected disappearances and deaths hit Central City. Initially, these cases seem completely unrelated; no apparent connection between the victims makes it easy for the police to just file them as runaways or natural deaths. But when someone close to Ebony White disappears, The Spirit is on the case! The iconic masked crimefighter created by legendary comic book creator Will Eisner returns in an all-new tale by Francesco Francavilla... Eisner Award winner, master of crime noir, and worthy successor to The Spirit's legacy! Dynamite, 2018. Due Jan. ...More.

Item Code: WESPCHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$39.99

 
COMING SOON
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT The Corpse-Makers Remarqued
Signed, limited & remarqued by Francavilla. By Francesco Francavilla. A series of unexpected disappearances and deaths hit Central City. Initially, these cases seem completely unrelated; no apparent connection between the victims makes it easy for the police to just file them as runaways or natural deaths. But when someone close to Ebony White disappears, The Spirit is on the case! The iconic masked crimefighter created by legendary comic book creator Will Eisner returns in an all-new tale by Francesco Francavilla... Eisner Award winner, master of crime noir, and worthy successor to The Spirit's legacy! Dynamite, 2018. Due Jan. ...More.

Item Code: WESPCHD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$75.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT RETURNS Volume 1
Collects #1-12 from Dynamite. Recommended. All-new, with covers by Eric Powell and variant covers by Alex Ross, Paul Pope, John Cassaday and others. The headlines scream "Who Killed The Spirit?" Commissioner Dolan, Ellen, and former sidekicks Ebony and Sammy attempt to discover why The Spirit has been missing and presumed dead for the past two years. Has the famous blue-masked hero finally fallen victim to one of the malicious felons or beautiful femmes fatales from his lengthy rogues' gallery of enemies? Dynamite, 2016...More.

Item Code: WES01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 328pg, Full Color
$39.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT Artist's Edition Volume 2
Our Highest Recommendation. By Will Eisner. Volume two contains stories from the same glorious post-war period of 1946-1950, with Feiffer, Grandenetti and others on hand, along with some of the very best from Eisner's earlier solo run. It just doesn't get any better than this! IDW, 2015...More.

Item Code: WETS02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 15x22, 144pg, Full Color
$150.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THE SPIRIT CASEBOOK Volume 2 All About P'Gell
#3 of 400 copies with tipped in bookplate signed by Eisner. Edited by Catherine Garnier. "All About P'Gell" is a great collection of classic Spirit adventures centered around classic femme fatale P'Gell. There are 17 classic stories, reprinted in black and white. Contains the complete stories "The Portier Fortune", "Saree", "The School For Girls", "Saree Falls In Love", "Il Fuce's Locket", "Black Gold (The Lands of Ben Adim)", "Competition", "Money", "Assignment Paris (The Spanish Jewels)", "Teachers Pet", "The Seventh Husband", "A Ticket Home", "The Loot Of Robinson Crusoe (The Island Of Pearls)", "Staple Springs", "L'Spirit", "The Incident of the Sitting Duck", and "The Capistrano Jewels". P'Gell's first appearance is not included since it was reprinted in the previous "Spirit Casebook". Kitchen Sink Press, 1998. Out of Print.. As New. This copy is in excellent shape and is as new....More.

Item Code: RB113
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 159 pg, b&w
$250.00 $150.00

We also have a second copy, [RB331]. Both are signed by Will Eisner. They are as-new file copies that I put away many years ago when I bought out a great deal of Kitchen Sink's inventory, in the late 1990s. We also have just one copy left of this in the trade edition, slightly hurt [AAPG02. $25].

See more by Will Eisner, and more of The Spirit, on our website.

 

Bargain Books

These books are generally very low in stock, as few as two or three copies--too few to list in our regular clearance sale. This may be your last chance at this special price. Don't miss out, act now.

BARBARELLA And The Wrath of The Minute-Eater [BARWH. $34.95 $19.95].

THE PSYCHEDELIC ROCK ART OF CARL LUNDGREN [CALUH. $60.00 $39.00].

THE COMPLETE JAMES BOND Volume 3 Octopussy The Classic Comic Strip Collection 1966-69 [CIFJB03H. $39.95 $24.95].

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT Archives Volume 2 [CMA02H. $49.99 $29.99].

1000 PIN-UP GIRLS [1000H. $20.00 $15.00].

THE FOURTH POWER [FOUPH. $39.95 $24.95].

GEORGE PEREZ Storyteller [GEPH. $29.99 $17.99].

INCREDIBLE HULK Epic Collection Volume 2 [IHE02. $39.99 $24.99].

DAN DUNN SECRET OPERATIVE 48 [LOA10H. $29.99 $19.99].

SANDMAN OVERTURE Hardcover [SAMOH. $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). To get on our email list for Sales & Specials, click here.

 

Mature Readers

No new items this week, but you can click here to see the newest mature items that are going into January's clearance sale.

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The Eye #1 signed: with any Bill Schelly book, either his signed self-published books, all on sale, or his latest artist biographies.

 

Clearance Sale

We are preparing for our annual after-the-holidays Clearance Sale, but you can get the jump on these low-in-stock specials, as well as our latest new-on-sale items right now. Click here.

You can also see more newly discounted items in our latest $5 (37 items), $8 (18 items) and $13 (34 new items) sale. Click here for each price tier.
 

When I got my copy of Bob Foster's Christmas Cards book, Bob was kind enough to do a fun sketch in my copy that I wanted to share with you. This is the image at the top of this email.

Best wishes for the New Year!

~Bud

 

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

McCay graphic novel, Jodorowsky’s El Topo, Classics Illustrated, Bettie Page, Marvel Omnibus collections, The Phantom and more!

While we've been slammed with orders (thank you), it's finally a little quieter this week for new releases. The McCay graphic novel is worth a look, it's a wild one, and Jodorowsky's El Topo is an outré western that is BEAUTIFULLY drawn. We've got seven new Classics Illustrated, a look at UG artist Jay Lynch, a new Bettie variant comic, three massive Marvel Omnibus collections, a new Alter Ego, and the long awaited and outstanding Don Newton's Complete Phantom. Plus Phantom Newspaper Dailies Vol 14. Have a lovely Christmas, from all of us here!!!

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Graphic Novels

 
MCCAY
Recommended. By Thierry Smolderen. Art by Jean Phillippe Bramanti. McCay is an invented biography chronicling authentic - though only partially true - stories of the life of the future creator of Little Nemo, Winsor McCay, in which McCay's life is enriched by an imaginary encounter with British mathematician and science fiction writer Charles Hinton--who introduces McCay to the the existence of a fourth spatial dimension. And Silas the anarchist, Harry Houdini and William Randolph Hearst. And a murder mystery, perpetrated by a man who should be dead. It's not the bio you might expect, but a fictionalized tale of the artist, from vaudeville worker to newspaper star to animator extraordinaire. Titan Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: MCCAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 232pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 
SONS OF EL TOPO Volume 1 Cain
Recommended. By Alejandro Jodorowsky. Art by José Ladrönn. El Topo was a bandit without limits, a man with no moral compass, but his journey through the arid west eventually brought him enlightenment. That's the tale in the famous 1970 cult film El Topo. This entirely new sequel continues that story. El Topo abandons his first born son, Cain, and yet had another, Abel, sowing the seeds for this brilliantly drawn new work. Fueled by resentment, and unable to kill his saintly father, the already cursed Cain plans to murder his half-brother, in a tale of magic and mayhem. Violence, nudity. Archaia, 2018...More.

Item Code: SONS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 64pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MOON FACE
By Alejandro Jodorowsky. Art by François Boucq. Wow! A massive, oversized 250-page graphic novel written by the famed French creator of The Metabarons and collaborator with Moebius on The Incal, Angel Claws and Madwoman. The arrival of the mute "wave tamer" Moon Face turns the tiny island of Damanuestra upside down, threatening the oppressive political and religious hierarchies. The multiple award-winning François Boucq (The Bouncer, Magician's Wife) draws an uplifting and surreally satirical tale of strange magic and revolutionary freedom. Humanoids, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: MOOFH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 252pg, Full Color
$39.95

See our website for these collaborations with Jodorowsky and Moebius: Eyes of the Cat, and Madwoman of the Sacret Heart.

 

The Phantom

 
DON NEWTON'S COMPLETE PHANTOM
Collects #67-68, #70-71, #74, 1975-77. Highly Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Don Newton. Edited by Daniel Herman. This handsome edition collects all Phantom cover artwork and seven complete stories by Don Newton, considered a highpoint in the long history of the Ghost who Walks. Newton got his start as a fan artist, creating some of the finest-ever covers of the legendary Rocket's Blast. Then he turned pro, and this may be his best-known work. Includes a new interview with his son, photos of the artist, original artwork from Iron Man, World's Finest, Zorro, and many superb cover paintings. Hermes Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: PHDONH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 208pg, Full Color
$50.00 $42.50

 
THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 14
Seven complete stories. 1956-57 Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Wilson McCoy. Included in this volume are seven complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety: "The Shoplifters," "The Heavyweight Champion,"  "Wambo the Gambler," "The White Princess," "The Valley of No Return," "The Crown Jewels of Corba," and "The Scorpia." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Diana is wooed by a boxer but The Phantom takes him on in the ring. A lovely heiress finds the Phantom in the jungle, to help her find her lost father. And much more. Hermes, 2018...More.

Item Code: PH14H
Hard Cover, 12x8, 272pg, Full Color
$60.00 $54.95

Missing any Phantom? We have more comics and comic strip collections, and original prose novels, on the website.

 

Comic Strip Collections

 
COMICS REVUE PRESENTS DEC 2018
Highly Recommended. By Harry Harrison, Stan Lynde, Wilson McCoy et al. Three complete episodes: three months of a great Rick O'Shay and Hipshot adventure from1976; Steve Roper from 1957, and four months of Mandrake from 1937. Plus continuing strips in America's longest-running magazine of classic comics. Now with Garth by Peter O'Donnell, Flash Gordon by Dan Barry and Mac Raboy (Sundays), Rick O'Shay by Stan LyndeThe Phantom by Lee Falk and Sy Barry from 1962, Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane from 1967, Alley Oop by V. T. Hamlin from 1940, Tarzan by Russ ManningSteve Canyon by Milton Caniff, and Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts. Even more color this issue. Manuscript Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: CR1218
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
$19.95

See all available back issues here. On sale at half price are two 2016 issues, August and December, and the February 2017 issue  [CR0816, CR1216, CR0217. $19.95, your price $9.95].

 
THE COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE Volume 15
Dailies & Sundays, 1950-51. Recommended. By Harold Gray. It's "Open Season for Trouble" as America's spunkiest kid, "Daddy" Warbucks, Punjab and The Asp battle wily Communist spies, search for a potentially game-changing mineral known as QX-7, contend with small-town cheats, and make a frightful discovery about disappearing patients at a shady rest home. The action ranges from the played-out mining town of Fiasco, where "Daddy" made his first million, to the land of the genii, where Punjab dispatches his enemies. Dailies along with Sunday pages in full color. Introduction "Cold War Warbucks" by Jeet Heer. LAOC, 2018...More.

Item Code: CL15H
Hard Cover, 11x8, 276pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

See our website for all available previous collections.

 

Underground Comics

 
INK & ANGUISH A Jay Lynch Anthology
Highly Recommended. With Ed Piskor and Patrick Rosenkranz. Jay Lynch was a counterculture Renaissance man whose career as cartoonist, satirist, and archivist spanned over six decades. This book is the definitive anthology of the artist's life as he contributed to the earliest underground comix, designed timeless novelties, and eventually settled down as a painter. Includes all his signature Nard n' Pat stories; selections from comics like Bijou Funnies, Turned-On Cuties and Mineshaft; a sampling of his art for Bazooka Joe, Wacky Packages, and Garbage Pail Kids; and collaborations with Art Spiegelman, Robert Crumb, and Ed Piskor. Fantagraphics, 2018. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: INKAN
Soft Cover, 7x11, 328pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $34.99

 
RADICAL AMERICA KOMIKS
Facsimile of the notorious underground 1969 comic + lots of extras. Recommended. Edited by Gilbert Shelton. Introduction by Paul Buhle. Radical America, a journal affiliated with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) published a memorable "underground comix" edition in 1969. Its principal artist and editor, Gilbert Shelton, created new Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and Wonder Wart-Hog stripsAnd brought to the project his Texas pals Frank Stack and Jack Jaxon, S. Clay Wilson, Rory HayesRick Griffin (one small piece) and Chicago comics innovators Jay Lynch and Skip Williamson. Together they issued a veritable artistic manifesto that retains its rebellious spirit and its rollicking humor. 13-page overview and introduction by Jay Kinney and Buhle. PM Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: RADAK
Soft Cover, 7x10, 64pg, Text/b&w
$14.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
DAVE SHERIDAN
Life With Dealer McDope, The Leather Nun And The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. Highly Recommended. A wonderful and very personal look at the legendary underground cartoonist's tripped-out comic strip hilarity--and short life. He died at just 39. It includes Sheridan's solo comics like Mother's Oats, Dealer McDope, Meef and the infamous Leather Nun, many reprinted for the very first time, and his collaborations with Fred Schrier and Gilbert Shelton (who writes the foreword). He also did record covers, beer labels, and advertisements for more...cough, cough...organic products. And lots of really spaced out, cosmic comic book adventures! Fantagraphics, 2018. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: DAVSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 262pg, Partial Color
$35.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THE FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS OMNIBUS
Highly Recommended. By Gilbert Shelton. Take a trip with Fat Freddy, Phineas and Freewheelin' Franklin! Beginning in 1968, Shelton's ground-breaking stories set the template for much of the underground comix revolution and here, every story, strip and gag has been collected along with rare promotional items and a short history of the Freak Brothers. These hilarious and deviant stories feature mind-boggling artwork, mostly in b&w, with two large color sections. Knockabout, 2008. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: FABF
Soft Cover, 7x10, 624pg, Partial Color
$35.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THE SOMEDAY FUNNIES
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Michel Choquette. Art by Moebius, Barry Windsor-Smith, Jack Kirby, Russ Heath, Vaughn Bode, Jeffrey Jones. I'm totally blown away, Imagine a time capsule from 1975, with all the best comics artists doing original strips--packed away until now. Never published.This is it--comic strips created in the early 1970s by world-famous artists and writers such as C. C. Beck, René Goscinny, Harvey Kurtzman, Art Spiegelman, Frank Brunner, Gray Morrow, and Gahan Wilson. And written by Archie Goodwin, Steve Englehart and a ton of other creators. All original one and two page--oversized page--strips about the recently past 1960s of drugs, rebellion, music... Abrams, 2011. Mature Readers. Note: Copies may have slight bump....More.

Item Code: SMEH
Hard Cover, 12x16, 216pg, Full Color
$55.00 $27.50

Looking for more about the underground era? From Crumb‘s latest, his Dream Diary, to his bestselling Bible of Filth, to Zap Comics to S. Clay Wilson‘s ABC (signed, limited and on sale [WILAD. $100, your price $60]. See our website.

 

Comic Book Archives

 
CREEPY ARCHIVES Volume 27
Collects #128-133, 1981. Recommended. By Cuti, DuBay et al. Art by Alfredo Alcala, Corben, Infantino, Nebres, Easely, Neary et al. #132 is an all-Corben issue, cover and all stories. Plus two covers each by Frank Frazetta (reprinted from earlier times) and Jeff Easley. Also work by Rudy Nebres, Luis Bermejo, Bill Draut, Paul Neary, the interesting team of Carmine Infantino & Alcala, Herb Arnold, Pepe Moreno, Martin Salvador, Romeo Tanghal & Alcala and others. Lots of science fiction here, and second generation of appealing art, as many of the Spanish artists and even Filipino artists continue their fine work. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: CRE27H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 296pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

Be careful, a recent volume sold out upon publication. See back volumes of this, Eerie and Vampirella on our website.

 
MARVEL KNIGHTS Daredevil Yellow, Spider-Man Blue, Hulk Gray, Captain America White Omnibus
Collects Daredevil: Yellow #1-6, Spider-Man: Blue #1-6, Hulk: Gray #1-6, Captain America: White #0-5. Highly Recommended. By Jeph Loeb. Art by Tim Sale. All four retro stories harking back early in each hero's career. Blind acrobat Daredevil was inspired to heroism by the example of his prizefighter father -- but Matt Murdock is a young man in love with Karen Page in a new origin story. Then, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy want to spend the rest of their lives together -- but first, Spider-Man must run a gauntlet of his greatest foes. No matter how powerful the Incredible Hulk becomes, his heart can still be shattered by Betty Ross -- daughter of his greatest enemy! And Captain America battles beside his best friend Bucky behind enemy lines in World War II! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: MARKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 664pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

 
FANTASTIC FOUR By Waid & Wieringo Omnibus
Collects Fantastic Four Vol 3 #60-70 and 500-524, 2002+; Director's Cut #500. Highly Recommended. By Mark Waid. Art by Mike Wieringo, Mark Buckingham et al. Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo deliver some of the most daring, powerful and sometimes even humorous adventures of Fantastic Four since Stan and Jack's era. Giant bugs! Living equations! Johnny Storm, CEO! Exploding unstable molecules! The secret behind the Yancy Street Gang! And Doctor Doom's plans are truly unthinkable when he kidnaps Franklin! Victor will push the FF beyond their limits -- and when his actions lead to the death of one of their own, they'll storm the gates of Heaven to save their beloved teammate! Plus dozens of bonus extras, from essays by Waid to cover roughs to behind-the-issue talks, plus Stan's original synopsis for...get this...FF #1!!! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: FFWWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 896pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

More Fantastic Four, on the website.

 
MARVEL UNIVERSE By John Byrne Volume 2
Recommended. By John Byrne, Chris Claremont et al, with George Tuska, Steve Ditko & a host of inkers. Legendary creator John Byrne's incredible influence extends to every corner of the Marvel Universe! Here are his full runs on Iron Fist, Star Brand, Marvel Two-In-One and more -- alongside his blockbuster She-Hulk graphic novel, a Daredevil/Ghost Rider crossover, the debut of a Lost Generation of heroes, and a score of rarities, some never before reprinted. Witness Byrne's signature takes on Spider-Man, the Avengers, Black Panther, Hulk, Tigra, Iron Man, the Thing, Red Skull, Magneto and more! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: MUJB02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 1296pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

More John Byrne is on the website.

 

New Classics Illustrated

 
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #3 Robin Hood
From Classics #7, 1942, redrawn in the fifties. Recommended. By Howard Pyle. Art by Jack Sparling. First done in 1942, Gilberton decided to bring the art up to date and in the 1950s asked Jack Sparling to adapt the classic, and provided a fine new painted cover. But they stayed with the classic Howard Pyle original adaptation, first done by the fabled artist in the late 1880s and still a definitive retelling. Plus a look at the legend of Robin Hood and a timeline. Classic Comic Store, 2016...More.

Item Code: CLA03
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$9.95

 
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #16 Moby Dick
From Classics #5, 1942, with new art & cover from the mid-fifties. By Herman Melville. One of the earliest classics in the series, Melville's tale of whaling and one captain's obsession with revenge against the great white whale that took his leg. This version is the redone edition, redrawn by DC Golden Age artist Nodel, with a handsome cover by another Golden Age comics artist. Includes a prose biography of Melville, a timeline, and discussion questions. Classic Comic Store, 2018...More.

Item Code: CLA16
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$9.95

 
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #18 The Invisible Man
From Classics #153, 1959. Recommended. By H.G. Wells. Art by Norman Nodel. Painted cover by Geoffrey Biggs. Another true icon in the series, it's amazing that they didn't adapt this incredible story until 1959. Artist Norman Nodel had worked with Classics since 1941, and was also known for his Golden Age titles Supersnipe and his work in True Comics. H. G. Wells' tale of the mad scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility and wields its awesome power to his own selfish ends, doomed by a violent temper to be his own worst enemy. The cover here is one of the all-time great ones in the series, it perfectly captures the mystery of the invisible man, on the run from his crimes. Classic Comic Store, 2016...More.

Item Code: CLA18
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$9.95

 
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #19 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
From Classics #19, 1944, this redrawn with new painted cover 1950s. By Mark Twain. Art by Mike Sekowsky and Frank Giacoia Mark Twain's sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, chronicling the adventures of Sawyer's friend, Huck Finn and Jim. One of the roughly 60 titles that were redrawn, with new painted covers, in the mid-1950s, here by DC Comics stalwarts. Sekowky is best known for his work on The Justice League, and Giacoia inked thousands of stories for the likes of Gil Kane (Green Lantern), etc. Mark Twain prose biography. Classic Comic Store, 2016...More.

Item Code: CLA19
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$9.95

 
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #21 Treasure Island
Published as Classics #664, 1949. Later cover. Highly Recommended. By Robert Louis Stevenson. Art by Alex A. Blum. Robert Louis Stevenson's great tale of pirates and buried treasure--amazing to think it took Classics almost a decade to adapt this great story, but they did a very good job. It's one of Blum's best works, and this sports the new painted cover done in the 1950s to modernize it. It's also quite good. Plus, text features on Stevenson's life, on his fiction, and a timeline of its adaptions to film and television. Classic Comic Store, 2016...More.

Item Code: CLA21
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$9.95

 
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #25 The Three Musketeers
From Classics #1, 1941, this redrawn in the mid-1950s. Highly Recommended. By Alexandre Dumas. Art by George Evans & Reed Crandall. One of the finest Classic comics ever, and the very first one in the series. This is a collaboration of two superb artists, fresh off working for EC Comics, together on a book-length story. It doesn't get much better than this! The exciting tale of D'Artagnan with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the three heroes of 17th century France, loyal and fearless to a fault. The sequel was also done as a classic, Twenty Years After. Includes a prose biography of Dumas, and the story of his work. This was first published in 1844 and has been a classic ever since. Classic Comic Store, 2010...More.

Item Code: CLA25
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$9.95

 
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #26 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
From Classics #47, 1948, with a new mid-1950s cover painting. Recommended. By Jules Verne. Science and adventure are electrifying accomplices in Jules Verne's classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This epic and enduring tale anticipates not just wonders such as electric light and submarine navigation, but the obsession with technology and travel that today so shapes our lives. It is Verne's inspired foresight, combined with his extraordinary talent for storytelling, that continue to make this novel such a compelling read. This is the original 1948 artwork behind a handsome painted cover. Classic Comic Store, 2018...More.

Item Code: CLA26
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$9.95

This is a new batch of books that we haven't offered in many years. These are also new editions, from a publisher in England called Classic Comic Store, a division of Casemate Publishers. We still handle the titles from Jack Lake as well. You can see all available titles by clicking here.

 

And everything else...

 
GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2018 HOLIDAY SPECIAL Alfredo Reyes Cover
By Joe Brusha et al. Art by Brio Murti, Butch Mapa, Marcel Mueller and Moy R. Tis the season to be terrified, as Grimm Fairy Tales returns with another year of holiday horror for the whole family. This issue includes four new bone chilling stories set during the happiest time of the year, by four different creative teams. Pin-Up cover starring Robyn Hood. Zenescope, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GFTH18
Comic, 7x10, 48pg, Full Color
$5.99

See more Zenescope one-shots like this, and their other publications, on our website.

 
ALTER EGO #156
Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas. More from the All Time Classic New York Comic Convention in 2000. All-star panels from Joe Petrilak's legendary con, showcasing the Golden Age (Cuidera, Hasen, Schwartz [Lew & Alvin], Boltinoff, Lampert, Gill, Flessel), and Silver Age Marvel, DC, & Gold Key (Severin, Sinnott, Ayers, Drake, Anderson, Fradon, Simonson, Green, Bolle, Thomas, et al.), and plenty of rare and unseen art! Plus still more on John BroomeFCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) interviews Dick Lupoff, Mr. Monster's comics crypt presents unseen Larry Ivie work, including unpublished tryout page proposing to revive the 1940s JSA, submitted to Julius Schwartz (they are NICE)! Twomorrows, 2018...More.

Item Code: AE156
Soft Cover, 8x11, 100pg, Full Color
$9.95

We have back issues #148 [AE148. $9.95, your price $4.95] and #150 on up — on the website.

 
ELFIN RHYMES By Norman
Facsimile of the original 1900 edition. Recommended. Art by Carton Moorepark. This charming children's book, written by an anonymous author known only as "Norman," was first published in 1900 and is now extremely rare. It features 11 rhymes that capture the mysterious and sometimes ridiculous world of goblins, witches and fairies. Naughty imps and elves love to play pranks, tease and make mischief on humans, animals and one another. And while few of these fairy tales have a happy ending, all of them offer the reader a moral lesson of sorts. Each verse is accompanied by several drawings by illustrator Carton Moorepark in either one, two or three simple colors. Art Books, 2018...More.

Item Code: ELFRH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x9, 95pg, Partial Color
$24.95

We also have a few left of a similar facsimile book, from the same publisher, that I particularly like: ABC: An Alphabet by Mrs. Arthur Gaskin [ABCH. $17.99, your price $14.99].

See our other fine facsimile editions, including all the Calla White Sale titles, on the website.

 

Bettie Page

 
BETTIE PAGE #1 BLACK BAG VARIANT (Series 2)
Variant nude photo cover. By David Avallone. Art by David Avallone, Julius Ohta. The brand-new Queen of England has mysteriously vanished, and British Intelligence needs a helping hand from the world's greatest model spy! Can Bettie the First find Elizabeth the Second before the news gets out and panics all of Great Britain? Are UFOs involved? David Avallone (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) and Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes) show you all the stuff they cut out of the The Crown, as Bettie returns in The Princess And The Pinup, a four-part miniseries! Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: BET01V
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color
$10.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BETTIE PAGE #1 SET (Series 2)
Set of five variant covers--interior is the same--by John Royale, Scott Chantler, David Williams, Julius Ohta and an original photo.. By David Avallone. Art by Julius Ohta. The brand-new Queen of England has mysteriously vanished, and British Intelligence needs a helping hand from the world's greatest model spy! Can Bettie the First find Elizabeth the Second before the news gets out and panics all of Great Britain? Are UFOs involved? David Avallone (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) and Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes) present Bettie's return in "The Princess and The Pinup!" One of the five variant covers is a photograph of Bettie. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: BET01P
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea
$19.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BETTIE PAGE The Lost Years
Recommended. By Tori Rodriguez with Ron Brem. Foreword by Tempest Storm. Bettie's beloved sister Goldie, who looks very much like Bettie and was also an aspiring model, carefully stored heaps of incredible family photos, the bulk of which feature Bettie as either the sole subject or part of the shot. Many feature both girls in bikinis, posing at the beach. None of these hundreds of photos has ever been published until now, and few people even knew they existed. Goldie also saved approximately 29 letters from Bettie spanning the years 1949 to 2000, ranging in length from note-size to 18 full pages, which are used here to tell the unknown story, from Bettie herself, of Bettie's “lost years” following her retirement from modeling in 1957. Littlefield, 2018...More.

Item Code: BETLYH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 126pg, Partial Color
$27.95 $24.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BETTIE PAGE Halloween Special One Shot
Highly Recommended. By David Avallone and Leah Williams. Art by Julius Ohta and Fernando Ruiz. Is a Boston artist in contact with godlike space invaders, or is he just nuts? Here is the latest chapter in writer David Avallone's secret diary of Bettie Page! In "Pickman's Supermodel," Bettie finds her own H.P. Lovecraft monsters in a story that is exceptionally well drawn and looks like fun. In between modeling stints for fetish mags, Bettie finds this strange artist, Mr. Pickman, who quickly proves to be a madman on a mission. But our girl is prepared to handle him, though not necessarily the Cthulhu-style monsters he's summoned forth. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: BPHSP
Comic, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color
$4.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BETTIE PAGE Queen of Curves
Special Order- takes 3-4 weeks! Highly Recommended. By Petra Mason. Foreword by Bunny Yeager. A treasure trove of classic as well as never-before-seen photos of legendary pinup icon Bettie Page, all shot by model-turned-photographer Bunny Yeager. Bunny is credited with capturing Bettie Page's true nature--her flirtatious and playfully erotic side. Culled from Yeager's extensive archive, here are her finest shots, including many nudes, which by all reports is how Bettie was most comfortable. Rizzoli, 2014...More.

Item Code: BPQH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 256pg, Partial Color
$55.00

On our website you'll find the first Bettie comics series, now collected in two trade paperback collections. Plus remaining variant cover sets (the first couple are now sold out). And lots more Bettie, including several Rare and Out of Print editions.

 

Bargain Books

These books are generally very low in stock, as few as two or three copies--too few to list in our regular clearance sale. This may be your last chance at this special price. Don't miss out, act now.

 

JACK KIRBY PENCILS AND INKS Artisan Edition [JKPIAEH. $49.99 $29.99].

TIM TYLER'S LUCK 1933 [LOA09H. $29.99 $19.99].

WOW COMICS #1 [WOWC01. $15.00 $9.95].

MARVEL MASTERWORKS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Volume 18 [MAS18H. $75.00 $45.00].

MARVEL MASTERWORKS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Volume 19 [MAS19H. $75.00 $45.00].

PRE-CODE CLASSICS NIGHTMARE Volume 1 [PCN01H. $59.99 $39.99].

STEPHEN KING'S CREEPSHOW [SKCREE. $18.00 $10.00].

TAPESTRY The Paintings of Robert McGinnis [TAPEH. $125.00 $89.00].

VIRGIL FINLAY STRANGE SCIENCE [VFSTR. $50.00 $35.00].

WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 9 & 10 Collector's Box Set [WLT05HP. $49.99 $29.99].

GRIS GRIMLY'S Tales from the Brothers Grimm [GGTH. $17.99 $11.99].

WONDER WOMAN A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS [WW75H. $39.99 $24.99].

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). To get on our email list for Sales & Specials, click here.

 

Rare & Out of Print

A couple titles this week that collect numerous comic and fantasy artists. The first is The Studio, which collects Jeffrey Jones, Michael Kaluta, Barry Windsor-Smith and Bernie Wrightson.

The second is Infinite Worlds, a warehouse find with over 300 pages of fantastic art by over 100 different artists.

Also a copy of The Art of Jack Kirby is discounted because of the lack of dustjacket.

Lastly, a very cool monster coloring book by Bernie Wrightson, The Monsters Color the Creature Book.

 

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Above image from the back cover of The Wally Wood Christmas Book.
 

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