Thursday, February 22, 2018

King Kong by Joe Devito, Inside Moebius Part 1, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, The Stardust Kid, and Eric Joyner’s new artbook. Also a new edition of Jaime Hewlett, Billy the Kid and the Best of Sagendorf’s Popeye.

A very limited King Kong by Joe Devito gets the focus this week. Plus Inside Moebius Part 1. Neil Gaiman's American Gods is adapted to a graphic novel, The Stardust Kid is an all-ages GN by Dematteis and Mike Ploog, Eric Joyner's new artbook of robots and donuts, a new edition of the sold out Jamie Hewlett. Also Billy the Kid and the Best of Sagendorf's Popeye. Coming up: Kay Nielsen Limited Edition Portfolio from Taschen.

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King Kong and Skull Island

Almost Gone! Signed & Limited, 500! Recommended. By Joe DeVito and Brad Strickland. Already out of print. Bookplate signed by both creators, with tiny illustration. A large format, illustrated novel that explores the history of "the Kongs" and the culture on Skull Island. In development for 25 years. We begin with a 95,000 word novel about the hidden history of the Tagatu civilization, the origins of the mighty Kongs, what happened on the island after the arrival of the first humans, and the resultant war. Also a 30,000 word novella about Carl Denham after Kong's death. Plus a lavishly illustrated sketchbook of 23 pages and full color Skull Island art gallery of 14 pages, with five double-page spreads. Joe DeVito, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: KIKOHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 264pg, Partial Color

This went out of print upon publication and we have only eight copies left as I write this. Still original publication price.

Signed bookplate, bonus art and pages, hardcover in jacket. Highly Recommended. By Will Murray. Art by Joe DeVito. Bonus 12-page afterword with artwork. Beast-God Versus Ape-Man. The year was 1933. Filmmaker Carl Denham had captured the stupendous monster he had dubbed "King" Kong. But that was only the beginning. Denham was determined to get the dethroned ruler of Skull Mountain Island back to America, and cash in on the greatest wild animal capture in human history. The saga of how Kong was taken in chains from his Indian Ocean kingdom to New York City has never been told. And how the Kong ends up in Tarzan's Africa! Get ready for a wild ride! Altus, 2016...More.

Item Code: KKVTH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 492pg, Text/b&w

The regular edition, in softcover without the extras, is available for $24.95 [KKVT]. Also in stock are two issues of Kong of Skull Island, which I quite enjoyed [#1 KONS01. $16.99, your price $15.49;  #2 KNOS02 $19.99, your price $17.99].

DOC SAVAGE Skull Island Deluxe Hardcover Signed
Closeout Price! Bookplate signed by Murray & Devito! Doc vs. Kong. Highly Recommended. By Will Murray. Cover by Joe Devito. Exclusive to this deluxe edition: 11-page afterword by Murray on creating the story, with photos & art, a specially-commissioned frontis of Kong atop the Empire State, and a handsome second painting on the jacket back cover. Doc stuns his men when he reveals that he has met King Kong--how he first ventured to Skull Island back in 1920! Altus, 2013...More.

Item Code: DOCSID
Hard Cover, 6x9, 408pg, Text Only
$65.00 $45.00

We have just four copies left at this price. The regular softcover edition, sans extras, is $24.95 [DOCSI].

Signed & numbered, 950! Recommended. By William Stout. The long awaited second volume of Bill's tribute to stop motion animation master Willis O'Brien, best known as the man who created and animated the creatures for Bill's favorite movie: the 1933 King Kong, as well as Mighty Joe Young, Citizen Kane, The Lost World, The Black Scorpion, and various Ray Harryhausen projects. This book is full of action packed sketches of King Kong, the Black Scorpion, and of course dinosaurs. These volumes are all signed and numbered by Bill himself. Terra Nova, 2017...More.

Item Code: WSTWO02
Soft Cover, 8x11, 70pg, b&w

Volume 1 is also still available at the same price [WSTWO]. This has been one of Bill's most popular series and has done very well for us. Note that both are signed and limited. Last, we have just FOUR copies left of the great book Dinomania at $30 off cover price. [DINOMH. $95, your price $65].


Art Books

Recommended. Art by Eric Joyner. In this follow-up to the 2008 art book Robots and Donuts, vintage toys--and many more robots--are paired with more pastries and other bizarre elements to create fascinating paintings. Showcases Eric Joyner's newest and most impressive pieces—including The Horseshoe Bend, Daybreak, Movers and Shakers, and more. Eleven themed chapters show the variety here, including In the Jungle, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Heavy Machinery, Street Life, By the Sea, On the Airwaves, etc. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: ROBEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 152pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Comic Book Artist gets the deluxe Taschen treatment! Edited by Julius Wiedemann. The first printing immediately sold out. Second printing with an entirely new cover. From the legendary Tank Girl to live-action animations with cartoon band Gorillaz, dabblings with Chinese contemporary opera to an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, artist Jamie Hewlett is one of the most energetic figures of contemporary pop culture. With influences ranging from hip hop to zombie slasher movies, in 2006, he was named “Designer of the Year” by the Design Museum in London, and in 2009, Hewlett and Albarn won a BAFTA for their Monkey animated sequence for the Beijing Olympic Games. Taschen, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: JAMHH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 392pg, Full Color
$60.00 $49.99


Archives and Graphic Novels

AMERICAN GODS Volume 1 Shadow
Collects #1-9, 2017. By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton. Cover by David Mack. One of Gaiman's best-known stories is adapted to comics by all-star creators. This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods. This novel won the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula awards, and has been adapted as a Starz television series! The first in a three-volume adaptation! Includes work by Walt Simonson, Colleen Doran, and Glenn Fabry. 36-page Bonus Section of original art, layouts, alternative covers, character guides. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: AMG01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $26.99

More Neil Gaiman is on our website. My favorite book of his remains The Graveyard Book, which won the coveted Newbery Award in its novella version. We have it as a graphic novel, illustrated by P. Craig Russell & others. Softcover (two volumes, $9.99 each), hardcover (both volumes in one, $34.95, your price $29.99), and a signed/limited edition ($175).

We also have 4 Gaiman titles in our Bargain Books section.

Recommended. By Rick Geary. William H. Bonney went from cowboy and rancher's gunslinger to a pure outlaw, dodging justice in New Mexico before it was even a state. He was charming, fun-loving, often present at social events, quite appealing to the ladies. But he had no compunction about coldly killing a man, a sheriff, a deputy—anyone who got in the way of his rustling cattle or horses for an illicit living. He also proved hard to keep in jail once he was caught. It is probably his daring escapes from jails that made him most famous, and this is the main focus of this biography. NBM, 2018...More.

Item Code: TRUEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 56pg, b&w

All-Ages Fantasy. By J.M. DeMatteis Art by Mike Ploog. Collected for the first time since 2008, in a new format and with a new introduction by DeMatteis. A child wakes up to learn his city has transformed into an urban forest, and he and his friends must figure out why they are now in a new land filled with a magic older than time. Now four children must band together in order to restore their families (let alone our planet!) if they're to solve the great mystery of . . . The Stardust Kid. This is their fan-favorite follow-up to Abadazad! Archaia, 2017...More.

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

Highly Recommended. By Mike Ploog et al. A massive, oversize 9x12 retrospective that covers every aspect of Ploog's career, from his earliest days of working with Warren's Creepy and Eerie, and Marvel's magazine Crazy, to his extremely popular Werewolf by Night, Monster of Frankenstein, Ghost Rider and Man-Thing, and film character creation and storyboards, right up through his latest work on Goliath. FPG, 2015...More.

Item Code: ARTMPH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 320pg, Full Color

See our website for more by Mike Ploog, including the signed/limited of the art book above, plus Werewolf by Night 1 and 2, Monster of Frankenstein, Planet of the Apes Archive Volume 1, and Man-Thing: The Complete Collection. Also the upcoming art book, Thicker Than Blood.

On sale now is Ploog's Goliath (Deluxe Signed & Limited [GOLSD. $175, your price $85—only two copies left at this price] and regular [GOLSH. $24.99, your price $17.50].



Moebius Library. Recommended. By Jean Giraud. Moebius draws himself encountering his favorite characters—Blueberry, Arzak, and Major Grubert—and also meets a younger version of himself! Working closely with Moebius Productions in France, Dark Horse presents a wide-ranging look inside the artist's head, by the creator himself. Part 1 collects the first two chapters in this fantastic exploration. Minor adult content and nudity. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: INSM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 216pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Moebius Library. Highly Recommended. By Moebius. Working closely with Moebius Productions in France, Dark Horse is putting the work of the master storyteller back in print—with some material in English for the first time. Stel and Atan are interstellar investigators trying to find a lost space station and its crew. When they discover the mythical paradise planet Edena, their lives are changed forever. The long out-of-print Edena Cycle from Moebius gets a deluxe hardcover treatment! Moebius's World of Edena story arc is comprised of five chapters—Upon a Star, Gardens of Edena, The Goddess, Stel, and Sra—which are all collected here. Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: WOEDH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 344pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Moebius Library. Recommended. By Moebius. A companion volume to the critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling World of Edena graphic novel, this collects four Edena-related short stories and a motherlode of Moebius illustrations. A celebration of the imagery and creative enthusiasm Moebius held for his Edena universe. Includes “Seeing Naples,” “Another Planet,” “The Repairmen,” and “Dying to See Naples.” Dark Horse, 2018. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: ARTEDH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 176pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

By Alexandro Jodorowsky. Art by Moebius, Yves Chaland, Zoran Janjetov. John Difool, a low-level detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact called "The Incal." Difool's adventures will bring him into conflict with the galaxy's greatest warrior, the Metabaron, and will pit him against the awesome powers of the Technopope. These encounters and many more make up a tale of comic and cosmic proportions that has Difool fighting for not only his very survival, but also the survival of the entire universe. Nudity, adult themes. Humaniods, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: INCAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 314pg, Full Color
$44.95 $39.95

See our website for more Moebius graphic novels, as well as several Rare and Out of Print titles still available.

POPEYE The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Edited by Craig Yoe. The best Popeye comic book stories collected into one glorious collection! There are three genius incarnations of Popeye--the comic strip by E.C. Segar, the animations by Max Fleischer, and unknown to many, the brilliant 1940s and '50s comic book stories by Bud Sangendorf! Comics historian Craig Yoe collects and beautifully packages the best-of-the-best of Sangendorf's thrilling and roll-on-the-floor laughing tales. See the Sea Hag, Bluto, and, of course, Olive Oyl, Wimpy, and Swee'pea as they join Popeye in these exciting adventures. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: POPGRC
Soft Cover, 8x11, 180pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See our website for the regular Popeye series by Sagendorf, Volumes 7-11 [CLP07H, etc. $29.99, your price $26.99 each].

WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 12 The Mysterious Dr X
Daily Strips, 1953-55. By Floyd Gottfredson. Edited by David Gerstein. Dr. X-Files: In this collection of the newspaper strip, Goofy goes missing...and turns up in a mysterious government lab! This climactic book of Gottfredson serials also finds Mickey plagued by Uncle Gudger, the one-man circus--and Gilhooley, the pitiless king of the leprechauns! Floyd Gottfredson and co-writer Bill Walsh infect Mouseton with the super-hi-tech of the Sputnik era.  Black & white illustrations with some color. Seven complete stories, plus three Gottfredson Christmas stories from 1963-65. Fantagraphics, 2017...More.

Item Code: WLT12H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x9, 304pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $29.99

This is also available as a slipcased set of Volume 11 and 12 [WLT06HP. $49.99, your price $44.99].

Slipcased Sets (#1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10) are priced and discounted the same. Set 3-4 is sold out.
Individual volumes: #1 is discounted to $12.99 and we have just three left. Volumes 2-4 are gone. Volumes 5-11 are the same discounted price.


Coming in April

KAY NIELSEN A Thousand and One Nights
Highly Recommended. Edited by Noel Daniel. Published for the first time ever in five colors including gold, this unique presentation of fine art prints revives all 21 strikingly beautiful illustrations reproduced directly from Nielsen's original watercolors– the only complete set of his beloved illustrations to have survived. Each illustration is presented individually in an extra-large format and on fine art paper, allowing Nielsen's graphic mastery and rich array of influences, from Art Nouveau to Japanese woodcuts to Indian painting, to dazzle. Taschen, 2018. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: KNTH
Hard Cover, 16x16, 144pg, Full Color


Coming in June

By Chris Nichols. This bountiful visual history draws on Disney's vast archives, private collections, and the golden age of photojournalism to provide unique access to the concept, development, and launch of the Anaheim, California oasis of fun and fantasy. It documents Walt's earliest inspirations and ideas; the park's extraordinary feats of design and engineering; its grand opening; each of its immersive "lands" from Main Street, U.S.A. to Tomorrowland; and the evolution of the park in the six decades since it opened. Taschen, 2018. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: WALDDH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 352pg, Full Color
$50.00 $45.00


Half-Price 2018 Calendars

As I write this, we have less than 25 titles left in stock, with as little as two copies left of some. All are now half price. Still available: Batman, Justice League, Derrieres, Mystique, DC Day at a Time, Virgil Finlay, Naked, Vintage DC, Boris and Julie Bell and Wonder Woman, among others. Act now.

Click here to see all of our discounted calendars on the website.


Bargain Books

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.

Featured this week is the Justice League, Neil Gaiman and Comic Book Creator.



DC & DARK HORSE JUSTICE LEAGUE Volume 1 [DCDJL01. $24.99 $12.50].

DARK HORSE & DC JUSTICE LEAGUE Volume 2 [DCDJL02. $24.99 $12.50].

COMIC BOOK CREATOR #5 The Comix Book Life of Denis Kitchen [CBCR05. $8.95 $4.95].

COMIC BOOK CREATOR #10 The Saga of Warp/Peter Bagge [CBCR10. $8.95 $4.95].

FEARIE TALES Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome [FEART. $14.99 $8.99].

NEIL GAIMAN'S LADY JUSTICE Volume 2 [NGLJ02. $14.99 $7.50].

NEIL GAIMAN'S LADY JUSTICE Volume 2 Hardcover [NGLJ02H. $24.99 $7.50].

NEIL GAIMAN'S MR HERO The Newmatic Man Volume 1 [NGMH01. $14.99 $7.50].

THE ART OF BUZZ Volume 3 Signed [ARB03S. $20.00 $10.00].

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

This week we have two books by John Buscema, A Life in Sketches and The Art of John Buscema. A few more additions from the fantastic artist Hannes Bok, Beauty and the Beasts and A Tribute to Hannes Bok.

A collection of underground comics from 1972 in The Best of The Rip Off Press, and lastly, The Dinosaurs from William Stout.

If you don't see a particular book or artist you are looking for, please email, and we will try to find it for you.

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Mature Readers

We have another new Cavewoman Budd Root nude cover variant this week, Face Off, which begins a new storyline. See our website for all available Cavewoman variant nude covers, plus convention sketchbooks by Budd. We still have about eight issues that are on sale, but many are down to the last single copy or couple copies, as I write this.

Coming in April and May are two new Nude Photography collections from Taschen. Ralph Gibson Nude and Roy Stuart: Embrace Your Fantasies/Powerplay (with Dian Hanson).

In stock NOW by Roy Stuart, we have Glymphstorys [RSGH. $59.95, your price $52.50] and Lovers and Madmen [RSLH. $59.95, your price $49.95].

Also this week we have 4 DVD's from our Bargain Books section.

PORNOMATION Volume 2 DVD [PORN02. $20.00 $10.00].

SLEAZY 70s STAGS DVD [SLEA. $24.95 $14.95].

SYLVIA Grindhouse Director Series DVD [SYLV. $29.95 $12.50].

TRAILER TRASH PART 2 Grindhouse Sleaze Sampler DVD [TTDVD. $29.95 $14.95].


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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Estaban Moroto does Lovecraft, Star Wars Classic Newspaper Comics, Kinstler and Kunstler, Mickey Mouse, Thrilling Adventures, Moorcock’s Corum, Werewolf by Night 2, Sam Kieth...and Coby Whitmore.

Estaban Moroto does Lovecraft in a surprise new book that looks GREAT. Al Williamson is at his finest in the Star Wars Classic Newspaper Comics Volume 2. Exhibit catalogs from Kinstler and Kunstler. Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse in a new two-volume set. The Best of Thrilling Adventures, the long-running pulp, in a massive 600-pager. Also Barbarella Set 3, Moorcock's Corum, Werewolf by Night 2, and Gothic Love! Alice action figures, Sam Kieth...and coming soon, Coby Whitmore.

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Our Highest Recommendation. By Esteban Maroto. The amazing fine-line illustrator, well-known for his work for Warren and Vampirella, here adapts the first three of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous stories involving the Cthulhu Mythos. Created originally for an aborted French project many years ago, this was printed in the U.S. only in a limited-distribution edition by Cross Plains Press in 2000, translated at that time by Roy Thomas. Maroto was very specifically asked to make his monster look like Alex Niño's--who is a good friend, so with Nino’s approval, he did! It’s the best of all worlds: Maroto's beautiful rendering, epic Lovecraft storytelling and the origin of Cthulhu...and Niño-style Elder Gods and dark horror! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: LOVEM
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 80pg, b&w
$19.99 $17.99

There's little we don't handle on Lovecraft, from the complete collection of his works ($14.99 and $29.95, in slipcase), to Richard Corben's adaptations and more.


Comic Strip Collections

1980-82. Highly Recommended. By Archie Goodwin. Art by Al Williamson and Alfredo Alcala. This second of three volumes reprints for the first time the classic Star Wars newspaper strip in its complete format. No other edition includes each Sunday page title header and “bonus” panels in their meticulously restored original color. The epic seven-days-a-week sagas begin with "Han Solo at Stars’ End,” based on the novel by Brian Daley, adapted by Archie Goodwin and Alfredo Alcala, followed by seven complete adventures by the storied team of Archie Goodwin and artist Al Williamson. And boy oh boy, is Williamson's art incredible. It's EC Comics reborn, some of his finest work ever. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: STWC02H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 296pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $42.50

1979-80. Highly Recommended. By Russ Manning, Steve Gerber et al. Art by Manning, Dave Stevens, Alfredo Alcala et al. The first of three volumes that present, for the first time ever, the classic Star Wars newspaper strip from 1979-1984 in its complete format -- including each Sunday title header and "bonus" panels in their meticulously restored original color. Initially the color Sundays and black and white dailies told separate stories, but within six months the incomparable Russ Manning merged the adventures to tell brand new epic seven-days-a-week sagas that rivaled the best science fiction comics of all time. Outstanding art. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: STWC01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 260pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $42.50

See more on Star Wars on our website.

WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 11 & 12 Collector's Box Set
Daily Strips, 1951-54. Recommended. By Floyd Gottfredson. Edited by David Gerstein. Vol 11: Coming home from a trip, Mickey finds another Mouse in his house. A Mouse who could be his twin... evil twin, that is! The dastardly Miklos has been alienating Mickey's friends and committing crimes in Mickey's name. “Dry Gulch Goofy” becomes a Wild West movie star in this volume — and Pegleg Pete attacks the “Isle of Moola-La” for perilous paydirt! And we have a ghost story, a trip to the future of 2051, and an adventure in Hawaii. Vol 12: the Mysterious Dr. X leads off eight more adventures, three special Christmas stories, and many essays and special features in both volumes. Volume 12 also finds Mickey's best pal Goofy in a government lab, packing a genius IQ and a pet pygmy cow! Black & white illustrations with some color. Fantagraphics, 2017...More.

Item Code: WLT06HP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 544pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $41.99

We will be offering Volume 12 by itself but it's not yet in stock. See our website for all previous volumes in the Mickey series, all of which are available in two-volume slipcased sets. And see the website for matching Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge discounted boxed sets, by Barks and by Don Rosa.

COMICS REVUE PRESENTS Peter O'Donnell's Garth FEB 2018
Garth begins by Peter O'Donnell. Recommended. By Russ Manning, Stan Lynde, Milton Caniff et al. Tarzan Sunday pages by Russ ManningRick O'Shay by Stan LyndeFlash Gordon Sundays by Harry Harrison and the superlative Mac RaboyGasoline Alley by Dick MooresAlley Oop by V.T. HamlinSteve 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, Steve Roper and now in the 1960s Vietnam War, we find Roy Crane's  Buz Sawyer still surrounded by cute girls and dangerous missons. Manuscript Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: CR0218
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color

We have many back issues in stock, so you can catch up on your favorite series. Catch up with more strips with the Modesty Blaise series, James Bond, Casey Ruggles (coming shortly), Russ Manning's Tarzan, Flash Gordon and more.


Exhibit Catalogs

Highly Recommended. A new 102-page catalog (not be be confused with a second catalog we also just got in), this was produced to accompany the Norman Rockwell Museum's retrospective exhibition celebrating distinguished illustrator Everett Raymond Kinstler's 70-year career from a comic book and paperback artist to esteemed painter of celebrities and presidential portraits. Filled with wonderful full color illustrations alongside essays by Martin Mahoney, William H. Gerdts, and Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, with foreword by Norman Rockwell Museum Director and CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt. Norman Rockwell Museum, 2012...More.

Item Code: EVEP
Soft Cover, 9x9, 104pg, Text/Full Color

Two weeks ago we offered a completely different new exhibit catalog. Take your choice, or get both:

Impressions, Observations, Enthusiasms: 1942-2017. Highly Recommended. By Everett Raymond Kinstler. Filled with sketches, water colors, pen and ink roughs, from his comic book days (Hawkman, Avon covers and those lovely ”contents pages”), to studies for comissions of famous people, include presidents and Dr. Seuss. ERK is just amazing; he was inspired by the fine line work of James Montgomery Flagg, whom he befriended later in life, and he had one of the longest and most rewarding careers in commerical illustraton and fine art. Never before collected work, a perfect companion to the JVJ book that we also handle. Westtown Publishing, 2017...More.

Item Code: IMPROB
Soft Cover, 10x10, 164pg, Partial Color

MORT KÜNSTLER The Art of Adventure
Recommended. Exclusive companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum exhibition Mort Kunstler: The Art of Adventure. It's a thin little guy, but features dozens of rare full color and black and white images from the acclaimed illustrator's entire career -- from classic pulp magazines to documenting the Civil War. Includes exhibition checklist, introduction by Deputy Director and Chief Curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, with two essays. Norman Rockwell Museum, 2015...More.

Item Code: MORK
Soft Cover, 8x10, 20pg, Text/Full Color

NEW NATION The Art of Mort Kunstler
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Edward G. Lengel. Art by Mort Künstler. A very handsome hardcover at a great sale price--which we've never offered before. More than 100 paintings. From the European discovery of the New World through the French and Indian War, and from George Washington's crossing of the Delaware to Lewis and Clark's far-west exploration, contemporary artist Mort Künstler (b. 1927) has documented American history in bold, accurate, heartfelt and often very personal and intimate paintings. Sterling, 2014...More.

Item Code: NEWNH
Hard Cover, 9x10, 196pg, Full Color
$29.95 $14.95


Haunted Love Anthology

Includes two small bonus prints and bookplate signed by Hope! Recommended. By ALB, Allison Paige, Amber Noelle et al. Edited by Hope Nicholson and S.M. Beiko. A brand new anthology of offbeat, unusual stories of dark, forbidden, haunted love of the gothic variety, by a fine list of contemporary creators. Tales of love lost, ghostly happenings, and murderous revenge! This anthology revitalizes the gothic romance genre with stories spanning across centuries and the world. A Sioux woman returns from the grave seeking true love. A young boy and his ghostly boyfriend dodge American soldiers and landmines in 1970s Vietnam. A young mother in slavery faces demons on the eve of liberation in 1800s Jamaica. A Brazilian writer”in”exile discovers his sanctuary's dark secrets “- and the burning touch of a ghostly lord. Bedside Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: GOTTAL
Soft Cover, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color

Closeout Price! Illustrated bookplate signed by editor & contributor Hope Nicholson. Recommended. By Margaret Atwood, Marjorie Liu, Mariko Tamaki, et al. A non-fiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female comics creators. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Marguerite Bennett (Marvel's A-Force), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona Marjorie Liu & Monstress), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and over fifty more creators. Delightfully funny, revealing, naive, poignant tales of love and the comics nerd (girl). Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: SECLS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 280pg, Full Color
$14.99 $9.99

Also see Craig Yoe's Weird Love and Haunted Love series for more quirky, entertaining stories.


Comic Book Archives & Misc

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT The Complete Collection Volume 2
1972-73. By Mike Friedrich Tony Isabella et al. Art by Mike Ploog, Don Perlin et al. More adventures starring Jack Russell — the Werewolf by Night! Whether it's death in the cathedral, courtesy of none other than the Hunchback of Notre Dame, or murder by moonlight at the hands of another lycanthrope, the stakes are high for Jack! He'll battle the Behemoth, team up with Tigra, melee with Morbius and fight Frankenstein's Monster — but can he avoid the Hangman's noose? Whether Jack's in Hollywood or Transylvania, there's no shortage of vampires, brutes and other terrors out to get him. Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: WERE02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

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

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

Chronicles of Corum Volume 1.The Knight of the Swords. Recommended. By Mike Baron. Art by Mike Mignola, Rick Burchett, Kelley Jones et al. A beautifully-drawn series that offers readers classic Moorcock but on a different character, not the Elric we know so well. Prince Corum embarks on an epic journey of fate and vengeance through all the fifteen planes of Earth, even to the very center of Time--the still, blue city of Tanelorn. Acclaimed author Michael Moorcock weaves a stunning blend of magic, heroism, and wonder, and the fine detail and colorful imagery make this a classic of comics fantasy. The art reminds us of P. Craig Russell. Titan, 2018...More.

Item Code: MMEM06H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See our website for all previous Moorcock Library volumes.

Set of four variant covers--interior is the same--by Vicente Cifuentes, Triona Farrell, Jorge Fornes, Caspar Wijngaard, Tom Feister, and Mohan. By Mike Carey. Art by Kenan Yarar. To stop a war a planet must fall. For Barbarella the ends don't justify the terrible means, but if she acts to save billions of innocents it may spell defeat and disaster for Earth. Oh, if there were only another way. She starts off the story in a battle to the death with a robot, and has to have her own body repaired and reconstructed with the advanced science of her age. Then it's into the next battle, astride a super-powered horse. Dynamite, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BAR03P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color

The variant cover sets 1 and 2 remain available, but are limited. We are sold out of set 1 and nearly out of set 2 of the “companion” series of variant cover comics, Bettie Page. See our website.

BARBARELLA And The Wrath of The Minute-Eater
By Jean-Claude Forest. Adapted by Kelly Sue Deconnick. The erotic classic of the outer-space adventures of the beautiful Barbarella, now in a brand new English-language adaptation. In Book 1 (first collected in 1964), Barbarella's spaceship breaks down and she finds herself trapped on the planet Lythion. There, she has a series of adventurous, bawdy encounters with a variety of strange beings, from robots to angels. In Book 2, "Wrath of the Minute-Eater" (first published in 1974), Barbarella's traveling Circus Delirium enters another dimension, led by the mysterious and alluring aquaman, Narval, whose machinations catapult Barbarella & Co. into a complex battle for the planet Spectra. Humanoids, 2015. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BARWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 152pg, b&w


Pulp Fiction

1933-35. 608 pages of classic pulp stories. Recommended. By Arthur J. Burks, Ray Cummings, Paul Ernst et al. Introduction by Will Murray. This collection assembles—for the first time—the best adventure stories from the pages of the classic pulp fiction title. Will Murray calls it "One of the most neglected straight adventure pulp magazines of the 1930s..." The great editor Leo J. Margulies picked out these tales, Publisher Ned Pines went on to create the entire line of Nedor/Standard comics. With over 600 pages covering adventure, mystery, science fiction, and Foreign Legion stories..."gloriously pulp to the extreme." Plus: get every story of pulp adventure hero Larry Weston: a forgotten series from the pages of Thrilling Adventures. Thrilling, 2017...More.

Item Code: BESTA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 608pg, Text/b&w
$29.95 $26.95

See our website for more fine reprint collections, including limited editions of Doctor Death and The Green Lama.

Also Dusty Ayres, Dr. Yen Sin, The Mysterious Wu Fang, The Black Bat, Sheena (her one and only pulp issue), The Spider, George Chance: Ghost Omnibus, Judgement, Homicide Highball, The Best of Spicy Mystery Volumes 1 and 2, and of course Doc Savage and The Shadow.

Also Pulp Adventures, and the Pulp Cover Gallery, some of which are still on sale, down from $150 to $100. And the Hank Janson mysteries, with covers by Reginald Heade.


Alice in Wonderland Figures

Limited supply; only one of these available per case. By Raven Gregory. Art by Robert Gill and Jason Emery. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore. This variant figure features a silver dress on Alice, and different, more detailed colors on the bottle, mallet and mushrooms. Zenescope's adult-themed Alice is the subject of an attractive action figure, complete with a stand and accessories, including a miniature white rabbit, a "Drink Me" bottle, a croquet mallet. The stand includes mushrooms. And you also get a complete full color comic, the sold-out Wonderland #1, featuring an exclusive cover available only with this figure. Zenescope, 2018...More.

Item Code: GFTALW
6" tall, Full Color
$39.99 $24.99

By Raven Gregory. Art by Robert Gill and Jason Emery. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore. Zenescope's adult-themed Alice is the subject of an attractive action figure, complete with a stand and accessories, including a miniature white rabbit, a "Drink Me" bottle, a croquet mallet. The stand includes mushrooms. And you also get a complete full color comic, the sold-out Wonderland #1, featuring an exclusive cover available only with this figure. Zenescope, 2018...More.

Item Code: GFTAL
6" tall, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

We actually do a lot with Alice in Wonderland, from the traditional story by various illustrators, to these Zenescope adult series. See our website for more Alice in her various disguises. And see the website for more figures and statues.


Artist’s Editions

BATMAN SECRETS Sam Kieth Gallery Edition
Recommended. By Sam Kieth. Sam Kieth's unforgettable depiction of the Dark Knight, focusing on artwork from the 124-page Batman: Secrets series. Large-format, Smythe-sewn hardcover edition is sourced from and captures the look and feel of the original art boards. Rounding out this 248-page presentation is the complete art from Batman: Confidential #40, Batman/Lobo #1, Kieth's eight-page story from Batman #38 and an extensive gallery section containing covers and pages from Scratch, Arkham Asylum: Madness and Batman: Through The Looking Glass. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: BATSGEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 248pg, Full Color

SAM KIETH'S MAXX Artist's Edition
Closeout Price! Collects The Maxx #1-6. Highly Recommended. By Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs. Kieth has long been one of comics' most unique talents. Starting with his career-making turn on Wolverine in Marvel Comics Presents, followed by the best-selling Maxx, and then Aliens, Batman, Epicurus the Sage, and more, Sam's beautiful and delicate line-work has earned him legions of devoted fans. IDW, 2015...More.

Item Code: SKMAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 168pg, b&w
$125.00 $99.99

We have just two copies left at this sale price.

MARVEL COVERS Artist's Edition 2nd Printing
New Printing. Highly Recommended. By Arthur Adams, John Buscema, Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, Frank Miller, John Romita, Jim Steranko et al. An amazing 137 full-size iconic covers entirely from the original artwork, including two fold-outs! A "Best of" selection of gorgeous covers by a veritable who's who of the medium. As many as 14 covers by one artist (Gil Kane), plus work by John Byrne, Dave Cockrum, Gene Colan, Michael Golden, Mike Mignola, Barry Windsor-Smith, Jim Starlin, Mike Zeck and 14 others! IDW, 2018...More.

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

MARVEL COVERS MODERN ERA Artist's Edition Todd McFarlane Cover
Variant Todd McFarlane cover. By Arthur Adams, J. Scott Campbell, Todd McFarlane et al. Volume two of Marvel Covers charts NEW territory—literally--featuring covers from the last 25 years from a vast array of talents! Covers by industry legends also including Sam Kieth, Arthur Adams, Alan Davis, John Romita Jr., Travis Charest, and many others! Volume One was a popular hit, now in a second printing. Superlative reproduction and detail, some amazing work here. Plus icononic covers with Spidey, Cap, The X-Men, Wolverine, The Fantastic Four, etc. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: MCMAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, Full Color


Coming in June

COBY WHITMORE Artist and Illustrator
Limited, 1000. Highly Recommended. For over 30 years, Coby Whitmore's elegant and fashionable illustrations graced the pages of almost every major American magazine. Sophisticated, with imaginative compositions, brilliant use of color, superb draftsmanship, and good taste, his pictures represented the "Good Life" in the post-war U.S. They are also most notable for their glamorous women--the ideal of American sophistication and beauty. Of all of the "boy/girl" artists working in those days, none were more admired or imitated than Coby Whitmore. Illustrated Press, 2018. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: COBYWH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color

See all the fine limited edition (1000 copies only) art books from the Illustrated Press: Dean Cornwell, Jon Whitcomb, Ernie Fuchs, Golden Age Masterworks Volume 3, Reynold Brown, Masters of American Illustration, Shannon Stirnweiss, Edwin Georgi, and, coming in March, The Art of Harry Anderson.


Warehouse Finds

Signed by 13 artists! By Will Eisner, Jeff Jones, Moebius, Chris Miller, Bill Sienkiewicz et al. A signed, limited-edition portfolio of 13 plates, each one done especially for this edition of 1500 copies with the unique common theme, The Strength of Man. Each plate is signed by the artist.  Artists included are: Mark Beachum, Rick Bryant, Will Eisner, Scott Hampton, Steve Huston, Jeffrey Jones, Moebius, Chris Miller, Brian Murray, Kevin Nowlan, George Pratt, Bart Sears, and Bill Sienkiewicz. Each of these 13 black and white plates has an overall size of 9 x 12 inches. Black Thorne Publishing, 1987. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: STMAN
Soft Cover, 9x12, 13, b&w

Warehouse find, 1974. Recommended. Brimful with tasty, enchanting recipes anyone can make in any average modern kitchen -- each carefully selected to be used in casting spells, leveling curses, and causing supernatural results in money and sexual affairs. Profusely illustrated in black and white by Will Eisner, with multiple drawings on every page. Published by his own imprint, one of four books that he did to dabble in the world of offbeat genre books. Eisner of course is best known for creating The Spirit. Recipes by Judy Mann. Poorhouse, 1974. . Note: The copies have slightly scuffed covers. Some are slighly bumped or creased....More.

Item Code: WEGGOC
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, b&w

TIKVAH Children's Book Creators Reflect on Human Rights
Warehouse find, 1999. Introduction by Elie Wiesel. More than 40 of America's most distinguished children's book illustrators, including fourteen Caldecott Medalists and Honor-winners, contribute thoughtful words and outstanding original art to this one-of-a-kind volume. Natalie Babbit, Eric Carle, Trina Schart Hyman, Jerry Pinkney, Ed Young, and many others bring their own unique insight to questions of human rights. Originally published as a special limited edition.

SeaStar, 1999...More.

Item Code: TIKVAH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color

A Creative Tale from the Collection Once Upon a Time. Warehouse find, 2000. By Madame Davlnoy. Art by Etienne Delessert. Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast. Creative Editions, 2000...More.

Item Code: BEATBH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 48pg, Text/Full Color

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Kinuko Craft Signed
Signed full color bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. By Mahlon F. Craft. Art by Kinuko Craft. Kinuko Craft has created an entirely new illustrated bookplate exclusively for us. A gorgeous and vivid retelling of the classic story in this stunningly illustrated picture book, with all-new full color paintings. One of today's finest fantasy artists, her work all comes together here--double page spreads, brilliantly ornate borders, highly detailed costumes, jewery, exotic settings, and very personable characters--the charming, innocent beauty and the startling beast. Harper Collins, 2016...More.

Item Code: BEBEH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 32pg, Text/Full Color

Closeout Price! Warehouse find, 1976. Recommended. By Berni Wrightson. Trying to break his dollar, he got more then he bargained for. The gentleman proceeds to take the dollar, turns into a creature, stomps on the poor lad, tips his hat and walks away. A fun illustration, especially done for print #6 in the long-unavailable "Horror and Fantasy" series from Christopher Enterprises, who was first to publish Wrightson's legendary collection, A Look Back. Limited supply--less than ten available. Christopher., 1976. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: WR06
18x24, 1 print, Full Color
$20.00 $15.00

We have two more Wrightson posters in stock at the same sale price. See the website for those and more by Wrightson.


Bargain Books

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.

ANT-MAN Scott Lang [ANTM. $24.99 $12.50].

ANDREW ROBINSON ANDROX 2 Sketchbook 2008 Signed [ARA2S. $25.00 $15.00].

BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY The Western Publishing Years Volume 1 [BUCW01H. $49.99 $24.99].

COMPLETE CALVIN AND HOBBES Hardcover Set [CALVH. $175.00 $125.00].

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK Volume 2 Hardcover [GB02H. $19.99 $12.99].

I AM LEGION [IAML. $19.95 $14.95].

MARVEL'S BLACK WIDOW From Spy to Superhero [MARBLW. $19.99 $9.99].

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Signed [PHOPH. $145.00 $40.00].

SNOW WHITE The Brothers Grimm [SNOWH. $14.99 $7.50].


WIENER WERKSTATTE [WIEH. $29.99 $14.99].

You can see all of our discounted items on the website, under Closeouts at the end of each category (such as Artists and Illustration, Comics Related, etc).


Rare & Out of Print

A variety of DC Archives have been listed, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and All Star Comics. We have a softcover and hardcover of Vaughn Bode's Deadbone.

A beautiful collection of watercolor women by Sir William Russell Flint, and another Little Lulu adventure in Her Train Ride to Grandma's.

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Mature Readers

This week we have not just one of a rare/out of print item, but we have three copies of Milo Manara's masterwork, Click: the combined edition. Long, long out of print now.

Also available from Milo Manara:

Gullivera ($21.99), Indian Summer (out of print, $65), Pandora's Eyes Oversized ($21.95), Caravaggio Volume 1: The Palette and the Sword ($17.99) and The Manara Library (Hardcover at $54.99, Volumes 2-6) and now in softcover volumes 1 and 2 ($26.99 each). And out of print, we have several issues with his work in Glamour International ($45-$70). He is also in Penthouse Comix #1 ($12).

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If you haven’t received our latest catalog, with the monster cover by Todd Schorr, you can add one to your order, call or email us for a copy, or you can download it here.

Adult Email #1

All of our free items available with our first Adult Email are still available. It’s not on our blog, but we’d be happy to email you a copy if you email us or call.

Rare and Out of Print Email #2

You can find this right HERE on our blog. We’re starting work on a third one. You can now sign up for any or all of our emails on our home page, just pick the ones you want to get.

Upcoming Book and Comics Shows

I’m afraid I will not be exhibiting after all at the March Vintage Paperback Show in Burbank. I got the flu in January, and after driving to Los Angeles twice already this year, I just can’t do another show down south.

Thanks to many of you who came by the Pasadena show and visited. I was pleased to talk to quite a few customers who keep up with this weekly email.

It was a good show, even though Anne and I were both just getting over having the flu. So we were not at our best, but it worked out. I’ll post a couple great books I got for myself on our Facebook page as soon as I can. See our Facebook page right here....



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