Thursday, May 31, 2018

Flight of the Raven, Hellboy Into the Silent Sea Studio Edition, The Call of Cthulhu, Illustration Magazine, new Burroughs titles, The Originals: Essential Edition by Dave Gibbons, Gustav Klimt, Spider-Man and more!

More Highest Recommendation items than I've seen in one week before. A wonderful French album, Flight of the Raven. Two books by Gary Gianni: Hellboy Into the Silent Sea Studio Edition and The Call of Cthulhu. A new issue of Illustration, four new Burroughs titles, The Originals: Essential Edition by Dave Gibbons. Also Gustav Klimt, Spider-Man, and coming soon, The Best of Witzend!

Gary Gianni: Hellboy and Lovecraft  |  Gustav Klimt & Art Nouveau  |  Edgar Rice Burroughs
Comic Book Archives  |  Coming in July & August  |  Coming in September & October
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COBY WHITMORE Artist and Illustrator
Limited, 1000. Our Highest Recommendation. 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 nearly all most notable for their glamorous women--the ideal of American youth, sophistication and beauty. The ladies are feisty, independent, know their own minds...the product of the new found weath and leisure of America in the 1950s and 60s. Illustrated Press, 2018...More.

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

From the same publisher: Dean Cornwell, Reynold Brown, Edward Giorgi, Harry Anderson, Bernie Fuchs, Shannon Stirnweiss and Jon Whitcomb. All are also limited to 1000. We have one copy of the out of print Norman Saunders [RB399. $90]. More titles are on the website under Illustrated Press.

Highly Recommended. Featuring Gilbert Bundy, Frederic Várady and N.C. Wyeth. The cover feature presents the work of Frederic Varady, (1908-2002), known for his wonderful slick magazine illustrations of fashionable men and women of the 1940s and '50s. Next we have cartoonist Gilbert Bundy, (1911-1955) who produced many cartoons for Esquire magazine before becoming a war correspondent during WWII. Much like Playboy cartoons but a bit more innocent. Last, a look at N.C. Wyeth's book illustrations for the classic Rip van Winkle, "As if from Dreams Awakened," by Brian M. Kane. Illustrated Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: IL60
Magazine, 8x11, 80pg, Partial Color

See our website for available back issues in print at $15 each, and single copies of out of print issues from $20 to $39 in Rare Books.

Winner of the Best Artist Award, Angouleme. Our Highest Recommendation. By Jean-Pierre Gibrat. It is Paris during the German Occupation in 1944-45. Our heroine in the French Resistance, Jeanne, is in a French jail, about to be turned over to the Nazis. She escapes with the help of an apolitical cat burglar named François and together they try to save her comrades, including her missing sister Cécile (star of the prequel book, The Reprieve), from the Gestapo. They walk in the places between shadows, as Gibrat uses the evocative Paris rooftops and river barges on the Seine almost as separate characters. We love this book. The heroine is gorgeous and sexy, characterization is superb, and the water-colored art is stunning. IDW, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: FLIRA
Soft Cover, 8x11, 144pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Highly Recommended. By Jean-Pierre Gibrat. A stand-alone prequel to the award-winning French album, Flight of the Raven. In 1943 occupied France,Young Frenchman Julien escapes from a prisoner-of-war train headed for Germany when it's bombed. Among the victims a body is identified as his. Dead to the world, he takes advantage of the situation and hides in the small village, living in his secret observation post on the village square. Loves, hatreds, jealousies, cowardice, acts of heroism play out before him--especially the beautiful waitress Cécile. Until the moment comes when, spectator no more, he must become an actor himself and meet his destiny. This hidden life he had hoped to live was just a reprieve. Some adult themes and tasteful nudity. Eurocomics, 2018...More.

Item Code: REPRI
Soft Cover, 8x11, 128pg, Full Color
$29.99 $24.99

If you are like me and really enjoy the new and different graphic novels, check out the other French, Japanese and EuroComics titles on our website. Check out another personal recommendation, Carthago...I gave my daughter Alison a copy—she who never reads GNs anymore—and she came back loving it and looking for the sequel (coming soon). 


Gary Gianni: Hellboy and Lovecraft!

With signed bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. By Mike Mignola and Gary Gianni. Art by Gary Gianni. After many years of talking about Moby Dick (the book and the film), Victorian ghost stories, comics, folklore and history in general, Mike Mignola, Hellboy and Gary Gianni embarked on a stand-alone story, the graphic-novel adventure titled Into the Silent Sea. Hellboy is marooned in the Sargasso Sea, in that misty, inexplicable realm where classic tales of horror begin. The 144-page collection presents every page from the original art, oversized, every page also in original pencils, each one with revealing commentary by both creators. Plus: the complete, readable MonsterMen story, "A Gift for the Wicked," in the same pencils opposite inks format. Flesk, 2018...More.

Item Code: HELISEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 144pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. By H.P. Lovecraft. Art by Gary Gianni. Written in 1928, H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu defined the ancient gods as dark creatures who came from the stars and ruled the world before mankind. The artist Gary Gianni and designer Marcelo Anciano both felt that Lovecraft's short story presented an opportunity to visually expand the Cthulhu mythos and push the boundaries of illustrated books. Intense and packed with ambiguous literary descriptions, the tale enabled them to explore graphic storytelling and illustrate the text in a unique way. It was a personal project for Gianni, who drew upon not only his experience from illustrating numerous books but also his decades of work in comic books. Flesk, 2018...More.

Item Code: ILLCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x9, 128pg, b&w

Signed & limited, 750! Our Highest Recommendation. By Gary Gianni. Gianni's self-published collection of sketches for the George R.R. Martin bestselling novel, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Three color prelims and 120 pencil drawings, many preliminary drawings that were never used, others changed and developed into the book's illustrations. Gary has generously done a very small pencil drawing in each of our copies. Full page as well as multiple images of swordfights, characters, encampments, a wedding, a diminutive female archer, royalty, and much more. Hieronymus Press, 2016...More.

Item Code: SEVKS
Soft Cover, 9x12, 68pg, b&w

MONSTERMEN And Other Scary Stories
Now in Softcover. Highly Recommended. By Gary Gianni. Introduction by Michael Chabon. Gary Gianni's occult detective series The MonsterMen, first published as backups in Hellboy, is collected here in its entirety in an entirely new softcover edition--it was first done in hardcover in 2012. Well-known for his run on the syndicated newspaper comic strip Prince Valiant and many special projects, here Gary gives us five complete Monstermen comic book stories, plus illustrated prose stories based on works by Robert E. Howard, William Hope Hodgson, and Clark Ashton Smith! Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: MONSTE
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 168pg, b&w
$19.99 $17.99

There's more by Gary Gianni on our website: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Prince Valiant Page, both on sale. Bran Mak Morn, The Black Stranger, and Conan of Cimmeria Volume 2 signed and limited editions (in Rare Books). Also the original Hellboy Into the Silent Sea Hardcover which also comes with a free signed bookplate [HELINTS. $14.99] .


Gustav Klimt & Art Nouveau

GUSTAV KLIMT Drawings and Paintings
New Bargain-Priced Edition. By Tobias G. Natter. A century after his death, Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation. In this massive 660-page monograph, we find all of Klimt's major works alongside authoritative art history commentary and privileged material from Klimt's own archive to trace the evolution of his astonishing oeuvre. New photography of the celebrated Stoclet Frieze. Follow Klimt through his prominent role in the Secessionist movement of 1897, his candid rendering of the female body, and his lustrous “golden phase.” Taschen, 2018...More.

Item Code: GKDPH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 672pg, Full Color

GUSTAV KLIMT The Complete Paintings
Highly Recommended. By Tobias G. Natter. From bargain-publisher Taschen, "The Prince of Decadence" in a whole new light and a ground-breaking monograph. His complete paintings, all known letter correspondence--some 300 letters--and new photographs of the Stoclet Frieze. Oversized 10" x 14"--the most massive book ever on one of the most popular artists of all time. First published in a deluxe $200 edition and now at a bargain price. Klimt's work crossed over from Art Nouveau to Modernism. His sensual images of women are timeless even while highly ornate and surrounded with Symbolist details and backgrounds. Some nudity. Taschen, 2017...More.

Item Code: GKCPH
Hard Cover, 11x16, 676pg, Full Color
$70.00 $65.00

Recommended. By Patrick Bade. Art by Gustav Klimt. This handsome volume explores the influences of Vienna and other places Klimt visited and called home in his life and work. Fully illustrated, the book features paintings, including his famous nudes and portraits of lovely women, archive imagery and photographs of the surrounding city and landscape to provide an insight into how the people and places of his life relate to his work. Klimt was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. He was both influenced by and shaped the city of Vienna at the turn of the century. Francis Lincoln, 2018...More.

Item Code: GUSKHH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x10, 176pg, Text/Partial Color

Also see our books on Art Nouveau, the style Klimt is so famous for. And for Alphonse Mucha, Alma Tadema and other masters of Art Nouveau.


Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs #7 By Lee Strong. Art by Douglas Klauba. While supply lasts, copies are signed by the author. Northern Russia, 1924: The Red Army is eliminating those who resist the fledgling Soviet government.  At The Battle of the Plutonian Plain, the White Russian forces, aided by wily American Edgar Rice Burroughs, do not fall, instead retreating into the dangers of Pellucidar. Comrade Trotsky, the Soviet leader, sends his troops to hunt them down—and destroy them. A tale in the grand tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' epic adventures at the Earth's Core. ERB, 2018...More.

Item Code: UNTPEH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 304pg, Text/b&w

The softcover edition of this is not yet in stock (the hardcovers were advance copies we got from ERB Inc. at the recent ERB show). The softcovers will NOT be signed.

Limited to 50 copies. Already out of print. Highly Recommended. This special edition, with an exclusive cover of Johnny Weissmueller and Maureen O'Sullivan, was produced in this tiny edition for the Tarzan Film Centennial 1918-2018. We were able to obtain all remaining copies direct from ERB, Inc. a very special edition collecting the story we all know so John Clayton, born in the western coastal jungles of equatorial Africa to a marooned couple from England, is adopted as an infant by the she-ape Kala and becomes “Tarzan” (“White Skin” in the ape language) and raised in ignorance of his human heritage. ERB Inc., 2018. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: ERBTAP
Soft Cover, 6x9, 280pg, Text Only

Two-Disc Collector's Edition. By Al and Allison Bohl. Tarzan, Lord of the Louisiana Jungle is a fascinating documentary on the making of the first Tarzan of the Apes film in 1918 in Morgan City, Louisiana. Produced by Al Bohl and his daughter Allison Bohl, the film includes the historical setting at the time the film was made and the details of the making of the film. Included with the Documentary is the original silent film Tarzan of the Apes set to a new musical score. Al & Allison Bohl, 2012...More.

Item Code: TARLL
DVD, 134 min, 2 discs, Full Color

Back in stock, from 1996. Signed illustrated bookplate! Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by Joe Jusko. This quality softcover, complete with cover flaps, was the first to collect all of Jusko's fine art. No other artist has ever attemped to create a painting for each of ERB's novels...125 in all. 24 for the Tarzan series, ten for Mars, six for Pellucidar, five for Venus, and eight for the one-off titles, from The Moon Maid to Cave Girl and Beyond the Farthest Star. Jusko discusses each work, and we've included a SIGNED AND ILLUSTRATED bookplate he did for us back in 1996 when this was first published. FPG, 1996...More.

Item Code: JJARTS
Soft Cover, 9x11, 128pg, Full Color

See our entire selection of books related to Edgar Rice Burroughs and his creations on our website. And for more items with art by Joe Jusko.


Comic Book Archives

ORIGINALS The Essential Edition
Collected from the 2004 series. Highly praised by Frank Miller and Alan Moore. Recommended. By Dave Gibbons. Deluxe oversized edition of the Eisner-award winning mod sci-fi coming-of-age graphic novel from Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen. Includes 32 pages of never-before-seen development art, process pieces, and behind the scenes extras--all annotated by Gibbons. In a retro-futuristic city of industrial gray where hover scooters, music and drugs rule the street, The Originals are the toughest, most stylish gang around. For two childhood friends, nothing is more important than being one of them. But being part of the crowd will bring its own deadly consequences. Berger, 2018...More.

Item Code: ORIGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 192pg, b&w
$29.99 $26.99

BEFORE WATCHMEN Minutemen and Silk Spectre
Minuteman #1-6, Silk Spectre #1-4, 2012-13. Recommended. By Darwyn Cooke. Art by Amanda Conner. The controversial, long-awaited prequels to the best-selling graphic novel of all-time are finally here! For over twenty years, the back stories of the now-iconic characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's landmark graphic novel had been the subject of much debate and theorizing. Now, DC Comics assembles their top creators to delve deeper into the world of Watchmen, starting with this first volume about the surprisingly sensual and confused Silk Spectre, and the first days of the retro superhero team, The Minutemen. DC, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BEFWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 264pg, Full Color
$29.99 $24.99

Before Watchmen is out of print in hardcover: we have just four copies left of this first edition. We also have one copy of the original Watchman softcover from 1995, in Rare Books at $50 [RB540].

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Epic Collection Volume 3 Spider-Man No More
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #39-53, Annual Vol. 3-4, Not Brand Echh #2, 1966-67. Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by John Romita. John Romita joins Stan Lee, elevating Spidey's adventures to new heights, beginning with a Green Goblin epic that establishes him as Spider-Man's most dangerous enemy! But the true heart of the story is in young Peter Parker finding his way in the world. He finds new independence as he gets his own pad with Harry Osborn, courts Gwen Stacy and, in comics' most unforgettable entrance, meets Miss Mary Jane Watson. Bonus pages include the first concept sketch of Mary Jane, and original art pages. Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: AME03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 392pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Both previous Epic collections are available.


Coming in July & August

Our Highest Recommendation. By Wallace Wood, Steve Ditko, Frank Frazetta, et al. Fed up with the formulaic restrictions, censors, and no creator's rights in mainstream comics, Wallace Wood created and published his own magazine in 1965. It was the first ever "pro" fanzine — witzend. Immediately it became a cauldron of bubbling creativity for Wood and his friends to produce their own personal work, without regard to commercial constraints. And with friends like Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Gray Morrow, and Reed Crandall, it was bound to be a great ride. (And that was just the first issue!) Fantagraphics, 2018. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: BESWH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 240pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

Collects #1-5, 1951-52. Recommended. By Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Gattuso, Palais et al. More murderous head-scratching and downright alien puzzlement from the above plus Tony Tallarico, Tony Mortellero, DC war comics regular Jack Abel, Moe Marcus, Martin Rose, the very weird Paul Gattuso, and Don Perlin, all under the tutelage of the notorious Stanley Morse. We have Kurtzman-esque horror in the EC tradition, a bondage cover, and an anti-Wertham editorial. Andru and Esposito team up for the covers of #1-4 plus a story in each issue. Mortellero delivers a classic good-girl cover for #5. PS Artbooks, 2018. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: PCMM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Collects #5-9,1951-52 (this began with #5). Recommended. By Mike Sekowsky, Lou Cameron, Gene Colan, Maurice Gutwirth et al. "The only baffling thing about this is why we didn't bring it out sooner!" Mike Sekowsky, Maurice Gutwirth, George Appel, Gene Colan, Jim McLaughlin, Ace Baker, Lou Cameron (Wood-ish art), Bill Molno, Chic Stone and all of 'em from the frightful freakin' fab 'n' fantastic fifties! Hey, throw another log on the fire and let's get down to business! PS Artbooks, 2018. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: PCBM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE and DONALD DUCK Volume 9 The Three Caballeros Ride Again
The Don Rosa Library 9. Recommended. By Don Rosa. Who gets stuck with all the bad luck? Donald Duck doesn’t want to be trapped on a runaway Mexican train — nor fighting an impossible battle with a robber named “Goldhat”! But when a fortune in silver is involved, and Donald’s best friends José Carioca and Panchito are here to help, the impossible seems possible! Plus: "The Beagle Boys Vs. the Money Bin” when Grandpa Blackheart finds the blueprints to Scrooge’s vault—and “Forget It,” where Magica De Spell hits Scrooge and Donald with a brainwashing bonus! Fantagraphics, 2018. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: WDU09H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 224pg, Full Color
$29.99 $24.99

WOMEN OF DYNAMITE VAMPIRELLA Bust By Arthur Adams Artist Proof
Limited, 99. Recommended. By Arthur Adams. Sculpted by Jason Smith. Presenting the rare "Proof" Vampirella bust variant, inspired by the artwork of comic book master Arthur Adams! Dynamite continues to build upon its relationship with creative partner rvckvs and skillful sculptor Jason Smith for this very limited proof edition of the second offering in the Women of Dynamite bust series, a limited edition poly-resin bust with cast-metal details measuring 7 1/2" in height. Packaged in a four-color display box, each of these highly-detailed busts celebrates the vampiric vision of one of the industry's finest artists. Dynamite, 2018.  Due July....More.

Item Code: WODBVA
7.5" tall, Full Color

See our website for the regular (WODBV. $89.99) , the black & white variant (WODBVB. $149.99), other Vampirella items, as well as Adams' other work.

ARTHUR ADAMS XIV 2016 Sketchbook Signed
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Each new sketchbook from Art is a special occasion for me. His detail, superbly delineated down to the nth degree--his girls, fun sexy ladies--his heroes, always uniquely his own creations. This time we have Guardians artwork, model sheets for characters Venev, Slodd and Glonth; The White Queen, Zatanna, Man-Thing, pencil pages from Ultimate X, Fantastic Four 100th Anniversary and DeadpoolGen X, Battle of the Atom, The Ape, Wonder Woman Annual, Web of Spider-Man, Ragnarok... Arthur Adams, 2016. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: AA16S
Soft Cover, 8x11, 50pg, b&w
$30.00 $20.00


Coming in September & October

1982-84. Recommended. By Archie Goodwin. Art by Al Williamson and Alfredo Alcala. The concluding volume that 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. Nine key stories from Star Wars Legends written by Archie Goodwin and illustrated by Al Williamson. Included are "A New Beginning," "Revenge of the Jedi," "Doom Mission," and "The Final Trap," among others. IDW, 2018. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: STWC03H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 264pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $42.50

Volumes 1 and 2 are both available now. See more Star Wars material, and more Al Williamson, on our website.

WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE and DONALD DUCK Volume 10 The Old Castle's Other Secret
The Don Rosa Library 10. Recommended. By Don Rosa. The medieval Knights Templar were a monastic army with a super-rich treasury—and their official treasurers were the Clan McDuck! Now Scrooge is off to his family castle in Scotland to see if an impossible stash is hidden there... but why is his feisty sister, Matilda, out to stop him? Find out in Fantagraphics' tenth and final volume of Duck adventures by Don Rosa! Fantagraphics, 2018. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: WDU10H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 224pg, Full Color
$29.99 $24.99

The Don Rosa Library 9 & 10 Set. Signed bookplate! Recommended. By Don Rosa. The fifth and final boxed set in The Don Rosa Library. Custom hardcover slipcase unique to the set, with over 400 pages of Rosa's Duck adventures! Vol 9: Who gets stuck with all the bad luck? Donald Duck doesn't want to be trapped on a runaway Mexican train — nor fighting an impossible battle with a robber named “Goldhat”! But when a fortune in silver is involved, and Donald's best friends José Carioca and Panchito are here to help, the impossible seems possible! The medieval Knights Templar were a monastic army with a super-rich treasury—and their official treasurers were the Clan McDuck! Fantagraphics, 2018. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: WDU05HP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 448pg, Full Color

Sets 2-4 are all in stock, each with a signed bookplate. Set One is out of print and sold out, although you can still get the individual volumes, both discounted. The individual volumes are all available at the same discounted price, but do not come with the signed bookplate.


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.


BETWEEN WORLDS [BEWOH. $18.99 $9.99].

CAPTAIN EASY Soldier of Fortune Volume 4 [CE04H. $49.99 $29.99].

DC COMICS JUSTICE LEAGUE Starter Poker Set [DCJLP. $24.95 $7.50].

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Volume 2 The Girl Who Played With Fire [GIT02. $19.99 $9.99].


PATIENCE By Daniel Clowes [PATIH. $29.99 $14.99].

RIP KIRBY Volume 9 Hurt [RK09HR. $49.99 $24.99].


WORRY DOLL [WORDO. $14.95 $9.95].

YOUNG ROMANCE Volume 2 The Early Simon & Kirby Romance Comics [YOR02H. $29.99 $12.99].

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

This week we have a couple books from fantastic futuristic artist Syd Mead, Sentury and Sentinell II.

A couple new Batman books, Batman Son of the Demon, and The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told in hardcover and softcover.

Lastly, a first edition of The Life and Work of Harry Clarke and beautiful watercolor paintings in Moving On The Art of Steve Hanks.

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Mature Readers

Two new adult DVDs this week: a new Peekarama double feature, Seduction of Cindy and Tara Tara Tara, both directed by Leonard Kirtman. They feature Samatha Fox, Veronica Hart, Serena and the “incomparable” Seka. Naughty Girls Need Love Too features an unparalleled cast of 80s erotic film stars: Hyapatia Lee, Honey Wilder, Rachel Ashley, and Tina Marie. It's directed by Edwin Brown (1001 Erotic Nights).

Click here to see all of our adult DVDs, beginning with 17 titles that are on sale, reduced from $10 off or more, and as as low as $7.50.

Tijuana Bibles: We recently relisted this 1997 collection, the best ever done on the subject, and the softcover copies will probably be sold out by the time you read this. But we do still have hardcover copies left [TIJUAH. $24]. That's the original cover price.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Twixt Two Worlds #3: The ERB Drawings of Thomas Yeates, Art of Fantasy by Unno, Skippy Vol 4, Conan, Disney Masters, Pre-Code Classics, Bettie Page , Madman, Dejah Thoris and more!

We've got a special book for you this week, which we co-published: Twixt Two Worlds #3: The ERB Drawings of Thomas Yeates. Also, a new art book by Unno, Art of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Steampunk; Skippy Vol 4, Conan Omnibus 4, two new Disney Masters, four new Pre-Code Classics, Bettie Page in Hollywood softcover, the outstanding—and signed & limited--Madman Artist Select, Dejah Thoris Omnibus 2, and two interesting new graphic novels, The Wormwood Saga and Hasib and the Queen of Serpents. Plus a bit more, including ERB-related items in short supply. See News & Notes.

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TWIXT TWO WORLDS #3 By Thomas Yeates Signed
Signed and numbered from 1,000! Highly Recommended. Art by Thomas Yeates. Edited by Dwayne Covey. Thomas Yeates' third sketchbook has pen & ink and pencil drawings of Tarzan, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and many other lesser known Edgar Rice Burroughs characters; plus Sheena, Domino Lady, Doc and Pat Savage, Zorro and more. Jane, La of Opar, Dejah Thoris and others are often partially nude and very attractively done. These are mainly spontaneous convention sketches of characters and scenes, selected by the customer, drawn by hand in pencil and finished by hand in wet india ink. Yeates is the current artist on the Prince Valiant Sunday strip—who also appears here with Aleta. Thomas started his career illustrating with The Swamp Thing for DC Comics in the 1980s. Bud Plant, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: TWIS
Soft Cover, 9x11, 48, b&w

As mentioned in the full description, we co-published with book with collector Dwayne Covey, who commissioned the artwork, and with Thomas Yeates. We have very early numbers, first come, first served, beginning with every other number from #4 to #60. These appeared in the Diamond Previews for June, but the book will not be available in selected comic stores until July. We will not have enough copies to solicit them again with Diamond; otherwise they are exclusively available from ourselves and from Yeates at the shows he attends.

Bud Plant, Thomas Yeates & Dwayne Covey.   


Art Books

Our Highest Recommendation. By Hiroshi Unno. The history of fantasy, science fiction and the origins of steampunk--from Romanticism in the 18th century to the modern era. This looks at writers, books and artists, exploring and illustrating masterpieces by William Blake, John Martin, Albert Robida, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Rackham, Charles and Heath Robinson, Lefler & Urban, the Oz books, Little Nemo and more. Nothing modern here, this begins and ends in the last two centuries, packed with really great artwork. PIE, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTFAN
Soft Cover, 7x10, 360pg, Full Color

See all the Unno art books on our website.
Back in stock, new printing. By Edward Abbey. Illustrations by Robert Crumb. Abbey's comical masterpiece, featuring for the first time all of R. Crumb's artwork drawn for the book and calendar. Also includes the previously deleted chapter, "Seldom Seen at Home." This classic of revolutionary fiction tells the story of George Washington Hayduke III and his gang of ecological activists running amok in the Southwestern desert. From 1975, this was probably the inspiration for the creation of the environmental group, Earth First. Illustrated color jacket and dozens of b&w illustrations by Crumb. Dream Garden, 2008...More.

Item Code: MNKH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 356pg, Text/b&w

See lots more Crumb on our website, including The Book of Genesis and the latest sketchbooks.


Comic Book Archives

MICHAEL ALLRED MADMAN Artist Select Deluxe Signed
Signed & limited, 999! Highly Recommended. By Michael Allred. Wow--this is really impressive. An enormous seven-pound volume in a fancy metallic-striped slipcase! Celebrate a quarter-century of the best-known retro-art hero in comics, Michael Allred's Madman! This special IDW Limited Artist Select edition features nearly 500 pages of Allred's hand-picked favorite issues--complete stories, from Frank Einstein's first appearance to his amazing flip-book adventure and beyond. Plus: lots of special covers and pin-up pages, a comprehensive new interview and more. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: MAMASH
Hard Cover, 9x14, 468pg, Full Color

We still have one copy each of the Sal Buscema Incredible Hulk [IHASD, $125] and Herb Trimpe Incredible Hulk [IHHASD. $169] in stock. Bill Sienkiewicz New Mutants is sold out.

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT The Complete Collection Volume 3
Recommended. By Doug Moench, Bill Mantlo et al. Art by Yong Montana, Don Perlin, Frank Robbins, Infantino, Sienkiewicz et al. Complete your collection of the classic adventures of Marvel's legendary lycanthrope! But can even Jack Russell survive when he battles the silver-clad stalker known as Moon Knight? There are plenty more candidates lining up to wrestle the Werewolf, including the Hangman, Brother Voodoo, Iron Man and Fire-Eyes, the man with the gaze of doom! Whether it's super heroes or supernatural threats Jack is facing, he and Spider-Man -- and Ghost Rider too -- fight to the death. Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: WERE03
Soft Cover, 6x10, 464pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Both previous volumes are still available.

Bargain-priced new Omnibus series. Highly Recommended. By Mike Mignola and John Byrne. Art by Mike Mignola. The story moves from Hellboy's mysterious World War II origin to his 1994 confrontation with the man who summoned him to earth, and the earliest signs of the plague of frogs. Avoiding his supposed fate as the herald of the end of the world, Hellboy continues with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, fighting alongside Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and drafting Roger Homunculus into his own ill-fated service with the B.P.R.D.  Five complete stories in chronological order for the first time. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: HELLBOM01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 368pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See all our Hellboy books here.

CONAN OMNIBUS Volume 4 Mercenaries and Madness
Bargain-priced Omnibus series. Recommended. By Timothy Truman and Roy Thomas. Art by Tomás Giorello, Truman et al. Covers by Dave Stewart and Cary Nord. Timothy Truman's adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Iron Shadows in the Moon" and the long-awaited return of the original Conan the Barbarian comics scribe, Roy Thomas, in "Road of Kings." Also work by Joe Linsner and Joe Kubert. Collects Dark Horse's Conan the Cimmerian #14 and 16-25, "Conan and the Mad King of Gaul" from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #28 and 29, Conan: Weight of the Crown and Conan Road of Kings #1-6, 2019-2012. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: COOM04
Soft Cover, 7X10, 464pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

The first three volumes are still available. Also see below, Rare and Out of Print, for two great titles from Wandering Star.

WARLORD OF MARS Dejah Thoris Omnibus Volume 2
Collects Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris #20-37, 2014-15. Recommended. By Robert Place Napton. Art by Carlos Rafael and Debora Carita. Cover art by Jay Anacleto. Dejah Thoris confronts Helium's Criminal Underworld, the former Jeddak of Yorn who returns leading an unstoppable army of Machine Men and in the future she finds a world all but conquered by invaders from the planet Earth. This collects three full graphic novels: Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris Vol. 5: Rise of the Machine Men, Vol. 6: Phantoms of Time, and Vol. 7: Duel to the Death. Includes a variant cover gallery of 36 covers by Jay Anacleto, who we are big fans of, Neves, Renaud and Reis. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: WARDOM02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 456pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

WARLORD OF MARS Dejah Thoris Omnibus Volume 1
Collects #1-19. By Arvid Nelson and Robert Place Napton. Art by Carlos Rafael et al. Four hundred years before John Carter would arrive on the Red Planet, the long-lived Dejah Thoris must unite the forces of Greater and Lesser Helium, two warring city-states, to fend off the greatest threats ever to plague their lands: a rampaging colossus, pirate raiders, the dreaded Boora Witch, invading vampires from Saturn, and even more unspeakable menaces! Solo adventures in her first massive Omnibus edition; includes Bonus: 59 variant covers, reproduced four to a page, by a who's who of artists. Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: WARDOM01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 480pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99


Disney Masters

DISNEY MASTERS Volume 2 Donald Duck Uncle Scrooge's Money Rocket
In English for the first time, from Topolino, 1960, 1963 and 1995. Recommended. By Luciano Bottaro. The second entry in the new Disney Masters series spotlights one of the all-time great Disney Duck artists, Luciano Bottaro! When Scrooge rockets his money to the moon to save it from the Beagle Boys, Donald Duck stows away — and gets stranded on an asteroid! With Rebo, Warlord King of Saturn, suddenly in the picture, can Donald save himself and rescue Scrooge's fortune? Italian comics maestro Luciano Bottaro (1931–2005), building on the Carl Barks tradition, spun wild, thrilling, and near-psychedelic Duckburg tales for decades! Fantgraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: DM02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 192pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

DISNEY MASTERS Volume 3 Mickey Mouse The Case of The Vanishing Bandit
Collected from Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #152-175, 1953-55. Recommended. By Paul Murry. Hop on board — Fantagraphics new Disney Masters collections continues! Each of these seven classic and fun stories was serialized in three successive issues of WDC&S and are collected here for the first time together. Join Mickey on the trail of cops-and-robbers capers — from shady doings at “The Last Resort” to Black Pete's raucous wrangles with a Rajah in “The Lost Legion!” Murry's first seven Mickey serials are all here — newly recolored in the warm colors from the originals. Fantagraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: DM03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Available both individually and in two-volume slipcased sets. See below. Set 3/4 is not yet published but you can reserve it now, it should be here in June.

DISNEY MASTERS Volume 1 Mickey Mouse The Delta Dimension
Three complete adventures from Topolino, 1959-61. Recommended. By Romano Scarpa. Never before published in English. Fantagraphics launches a new series of books devoted to fine Disney creators rarely seen in the U.S. Here are three Mickey Mouse classics drawn by the great Italian artist, Romano Scarpa (1927-2005): "The Delta Dimension," "The Bleep-Bleep 15," and "The Fabulous City of Shan-Grilla." When Disney Legend Floyd Gottfredson stopped creating new Mickey Mouse adventures in 1955, Scarpa picked up the Mickey mantle and quickly proved himself a worthy successor, spinning out decades' worth of new Mickey action epics. Fantagraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: DM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 200pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

DISNEY MASTERS Volumes 1 & 2 Boxed Set
By Romano Scarpa Luciano Bottaro. Volume 1: Fantagraphics launches a new series of books devoted to Disney's greatest cartoonists, beginning with this volume of Mickey Mouse classics drawn by the great Italian artist, Romano ScarpaVolume 2: This spotlights one of the all-time great Disney Duck artists, Luciano Bottaro! When Scrooge rockets his money to the moon to save it from the greedy Beagle Boys, Donald Duck accidentally stows away — and gets stranded on an asteroid! Fantgraphics, 2018. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: DM01HP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 392pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99

See Rare and Out of Print below for several newly-added Disney books.


Pre-Code Classics

Collects #8-14, 1954-55. Recommended. Art by Sid Check, Frazetta, Jay Disbrow, Myron Fass and Harry Harrison. Frazetta puts in a rare apperance, collaborating with Sid Check on an amazing cover. There are also stories of "a heart torn out," "blood drainage" and that's only what Overstreet is pointing out. One of the weirder titles of the time, as the filled newstands meant publishers had to outdo the competiton with bloodier, darker, stranger stories of horror. Sid Check provides two exceptional stories here and also Jay Disbrow, who is clunky but always fun. PS Artbooks, 2018...More.

Item Code: PCB02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color

Collects #1-6, 1951. Recommended. Art by Lou Cameron, Gene Colan, Mike Sekowsky et a Here comes the first volume of Ace Comics' horror title, one that I personally like quite a bit. Artist Lou Cameron is an unsung name from this time; his Time Machine for Classics Illustrated is his best known work, but early on he was doing superior and imaginative artwork sometimes as good as a Frazetta or Williamson. And here's Mike Sekowsky, between his career beginning at Timely and ending up at DC Comics. PS Artbooks, 2018...More.

Item Code: PCW01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color

Collects #1-5, 1952. Recommended. Art by Pete Morisi (PAM), Gus Ricca, George Tuska, Charles Sultan et al. St. John's criminally overlooked Weird Horrors has a cover style that's a riff on Marvel's later and much-loved Amazing Adult Fantasy. And believe me, you'll have to go a long way to match this first volume, with work from Gus Ricca, George Tuska, Charles Sultan, Bob Forgione, Enrico Bagnoli, Rafael Astarita, Paul Gattuso, Don Perlin and Albert Tyler, many of whom are not household names though their styles deserve for them to be right up there with the very best. #3 has a hashish story! PS Artbooks, 2018...More.

Item Code: PCWH01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Collects #7-12, 1952-53. Recommended. Art by Harry Harrison, A.C. Hollingsworth, Hy Fleishman, Doug Wildey et al. Some of the most weirdest and most esoteric stories and covers of the time. Skeletons, anyone? They loved them on every cover. And busty, Wally Wood-ish ladies--on the covers and inside, too. Dismemberment, hypo blood drainage, cannibalism, witch burning, severed heads...even a horror witch hostess clearly stolen from EC. And that's all noted in Overstreet! As shown on the cover here, artist Hy Fleishman was obviously influenced by Wood and he has plenty here. Also so does Hollingsworth, also a Woody clone. PS Artbooks, 2018...More.

Item Code: PCD02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color

See the website for previous volumes and all the Pre-Code Classics. We still have sale-priced copies of many titles.


Comic Strip Collections

PERCY CROSBY'S SKIPPY Daily Comics 1934-1936
Recommended. Edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney. Here we are, at the height of Percy Crosby's cartooning career, but also during his one-man political and social crusade. Crosby influenced cartoonists from Charles Schulz to Walt Kelly to Garry Trudeau, and, perhaps more than any other cartoonist before him, brought philosophy and politics to the American newspaper comic strip. Bonus materials include a 14--page introduction with scads of Skippy merchandise--he was huge, promoting furnace oil, Mazda lamps, games, dolls, cereal and bread! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: SK04H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x9, 330pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

See the website for the previous volumes, all still available.


Graphic Novels

BETTIE PAGE #1 Bettie in Hollywood
Collects #1-4. Recommended. By David Avallone. Art by Colton Worley. She's more modest than Ms. Blaise, but peels more than Ms. Emma. She out-vamps Vampirella, but she's sweeter than Honey West. Now the world can know the truth: her classified adventures back in 1951 Hollywood have been declassified. The secret diary of Bettie Page, model-turned-feisty girl adventurer! Includes a bonus and exclusive short story illustrated by Joseph Michael Linsner, originally published in Playboy Magazine, with an introduction by writer David Avallone. Cover gallery with 16-pages of variant covers, all full page. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: BP01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

See all our Bettie items, including the ongoing comic series with variant covers, on our website.

A TALE OF A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS Hâsib & The Queen of Serpents
Recommended. By David B. When his greedy companions abandon him in the middle of the forest, the young woodcutter Hâsib meets the Queen of Serpents. She then tells her story, a fabulous adventure filled with gods and demons, princes and prophets. From Kabul to Cairo, journeys intertwine with intrigues and spiritual quests. An enchanting and intricately designed interpretation of the story of Hâsib Karîm ad-Dîm, through which David B. opens for us the gates of the Thousand and One Nights. For Mature Readers. NBM, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: HASIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 112pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

WORMWOOD SAGA Volume 1 The Journey Begins
Recommended. By Daniel Lieske. This gorgeous fantasy epic follows Jonas, a young boy from our human world, who stumbles into an alternate universe through a painting in his grandmother's attic. When the portal closes behind him Jonas must find another way home and begins a journey through this strange and fascinating land. Along the way he meets Raya, who becomes his guardian in the new world. But there are many things Raya is not telling Jonas, and this world is not peaceful. Lion Forge, 2018...More.

Item Code: WORS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color


Coming in September

Collects Amazing Adventures #18-39, 1973-76 and Marvel Graphic Novel #7, 1983. Recommended. By Don McGregor, Roy Thomas et al. Art by P. Craig Russell, Neal Adams et al. The Martian invasion of Earth has left our world shattered and its population enslaved. Into this post-apocalyptic nightmare comes Killraven, a man obsessed with his mission: to free Earth! Don McGregor and P. Craig Russell crafted some of the most compelling and nuanced work of the era. The band of Freemen rebels strive, grow, battle and love with a humanity that's as touching as it is exciting. The complete Killraven sci-fi action opus, restored and featuring an amazing selection of behind-the-scenes material! Marvel, 2018. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: MMK01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 488, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

By John Byrne, Chris Claremont et al. Art by Jack Kirby and Ron Wilson. It was the world's greatest comic magazine -- again! Not since the days of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby had a creator so perfectly captured the intense mood, cosmic style and classic sense of adventure of Marvel's First Family. Fresh off an earth-shattering and reputation-making run as penciler on Uncanny X-Men, John Byrne proved his writing talent was every bit the equal of his art as he pulled double-duty on Fantastic Four, launching Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny into realms of imagination and wonder into which few creators had dared to travel before. Marvel, 2018. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: FFJOM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 1096pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

New printing. Collects: #1-30, 1961-64; Annual #1, 1963. Our Highest Recommendation. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. They were visionaries. Explorers. Imaginauts. They were Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. And like the Fantastic Four, they continually strove to overcome the impossible and achieve the extraordinary. Now, the first three years of their landmark run are collected in one oversized volume. This keepsake edition also includes all original letters pages and pinups, critical commentaries, a historical overview, and other DVD-style extras. The title that kicked off the entire Marvel Age of Comics in December, 1961. Stan and Jack's masterpiece!! Marvel, 2018. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: FFOM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 848pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Collects Weird Horrors #6-9,1953; Do You Believe in Nightmares #1-2,1957-58. Highly Recommended. Art by Joe Kubert, Steve Ditko, Dick Ayers, Lou Cameron et al. This one has it all: super weird covers by Ekgren (2), plus two covers by Kubert and one by Ditko. An Atomic Bomb story, primo arwork by Joe Kubert (3 stories), Steve Ditko (almost the entire issue of Nightmares #1), and Dick Ayers. All from the hallowed publisher St. John, who was always a step or two above most of the others for story and art quality (they did all the wonderful Matt Baker work so collectible today). PS Artbooks, 2018. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: PCWH02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color

Volume 1 is just in and listed above.

Recommended. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean. A Diamond Select Toys release! Harley Quinn is the woman of the hour, the year and the decade, and this all-new PVC diorama captures her latest comic book appearance, with her corset, trademark hammer and red-and-blue pigtails! Sitting atop a crate of dynamite, Harley measures approximately 8 inches tall, and is made of high-quality PVC plastic with collectible-quality painted details. Packaged in a full-color window box and at what we consider a pretty good price. Diamond Select Toys, 2018. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: DCGSHQ
8 tall, Full Color

See more Harley statues and graphic novels, including two in Bargain Books, on our website.


Warehouse Finds

Warehouse find, 1980. By Denny O'Neil, Robert Kanigher, et al. Art by Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson, Neal Adams, Dick Giordano et al. Super Heroes Monthly reprints some of the best DC stories for a British audience. Issue #1 includes: "Planet of the Angels" (Superman) by Denny O'Neil, Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson; "Target Wonder Woman" by Robert Kanigher, Don Heck and Bob Oksner; and "The Secret of the Waiting Graves" (Batman) by O'Neil, Neal Adams and Dick Giordano. Also includes Bat Facts and an ad for Batman and Superman pocketbooks. DC, 1980. . Overall fine condition....More.

Item Code: SUPH01
Magazine, 8x11, 50pg, b&w

When I was prowling the back corners of the warehouse in search of something vintage for Free Comic Book Day, I stumbled onto a small stack of these vintage issues, circa 1981. This was a very well-done attempt of a British publisher to collect prime, early DC stories from the beginning of the Silver Age, in oversized black and white magazines. It was unique in its day.

We have just six copies each of #9 (SUPH09) and #10 (SUPH10), and 4 copies of #1. We already have offered #8 (SUPH08. six copies left) and #11 (SUPH11. 11 copies left) and the two volume set (SUPHEP. many copies left).


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.


HARLEY QUINN Volume 2 Power Outage (The New 52) [HQU02. $16.99 $9.99].

HARLEY QUINN Volume 3 Kiss Kiss Bang Stab (The New 52) [HQU03. $16.99 $9.99].

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA Playing Cards [JLAPC. $5.99 $3.99].

ZORRO The Complete Dell Pre-Code Comics Adventures [ZOCDPH. $60.00 $49.95].

LIVING MUMMY And Other Stories [LIVMH. $29.99 $19.99].

THE NEW DEAL [NEWDH. $16.99 $9.99].

PEANUTS EVERY SUNDAY Volume 1 [PES01H. $49.99 $29.99].

VOODOO VENGEANCE and Other Stories [VOODH. $29.99 $19.99].

WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 1 Race to Death Valley [WLT01H. $29.99 $12.99].


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

We have a few Walt Disney items this week starting with two copies of Mickey Mouse Merchandise, The Life of Donald Duck collector's box and Uncle Scrooge His Life & Times by Carl Barks. From 1939 the Mickey Mouse Magazine with a classic Goofy cover, and from 1398, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 96 Page Story Book. Also we have the original souvenir program from the movie release of Walt Disney's Fantasia.

For classic art lovers we have copies of Louis Icart The Complete Etchings, Howard Pyle The Artist & His Legacy, and another Coll book, The Magic Pen of Joseph Clement Coll.

For Pin-Up lovers we have the 700 page Best of American Girlie Magazines, and from the Taschen Icon series, Pin-Ups.

Lastly, we found a few softcover copies of Chroma The Art of Alex Schomberg, a copy of R. Crumb's Head Comix and signed, slipcased copies of Conan of Cimmeria Volume 1 with art by Mark Schultz and Volume 2 with art by Gary Gianni.


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Mature Readers

Vanessa del Rio and Samantha Fox star in Her Name Was Lisa, a 1979 docu-thriller from director Roger Watkins. DVD/Blu-Ray combo. See all our adult DVDs on our website.

A new Cavewoman variant cover by Budd Root, Return to the Labrinth #1. Not topless, mind you, but bottomless. Starting a new trend perhaps? Here's all of our Cavewoman comics and Budd's art book, Cave Paintings.

And a warehouse find from the Taschen Icon series, Paris-Hollywood, erotic photos from Serge Jacques.

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Signed books from ERB Inc

At the Edgar Rice Burroughs show last weekend, we got several books that will be going up on the website, but not in time for this week. We have a new title, Untamed Pellucidar by Lee Strong, signed and in hardcover. The softcover ($19.95) is not yet out, and will not be signed. We have the only available copies of Tarzan of the Apes/Johnny Weismueller cover, of which there are only 50 copies in existence, produced for a special event in Los Angeles. It's the classic novel with a specially-done cover of the famous actor. The rest of the run sold at the event; we bought the remaining copies.

We got just four and six signed copies of two more hardcovers, which we previously listed as unsigned: Swords Against the Moon Men and Tarzan Trilogy. And finally, a new DVD, Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle. Back in stock is Joe Jusko's Art of Edgar Rice Burroughs, to which we are adding signed bookplates we still had from the original release in 1996!
All this is first come, first served. If you really want a copy of any of these that are low in stock, get your order in asap Thursday night, or Friday morning, or call after 9am PST on Friday and make sure we have signed copies left for you.

The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology

[ERB100SD. Leatherbound $299, and ERB100D, Clothbound $219] are nearly here. I saw an unslipcased advance set at the ERB show and they look very, very good. As far as we know, we still can reorder sets, and we have more than spoken for coming in, but beware...they could sell out once people see how nice they are. Act accordingly. We expect them very soon, early to mid-June.

The Graveyard Book goes to the movies

Ron Howard is discussing doing a film based on the Neil Gaiman story. Ron took over the Director role on the Han Solo movie. His films are always top notch. I love this Gaiman book and it has long received my Highest Recommendation for both the prose edition, which won the coveted Newbery Award for Best American Literature for Children aka Best Young Adult Novel, and the follow-up graphic novel by P. Craig Russell and others.

It is available from us in a bargain-priced set of three paperbacks in a slipcase, which also contains the original prose novels Coraline and Fortunately the Milk. It is also available as a graphic novel, first done in hardcover as two volumes, then done in softcover. We still have these editions available. Also available in a handsome combined hardcover in jacket. The deluxe signed edition of the graphic novel is also still in print, as far as I know. We have a two on hand and are ordering several more.

The first edition of the prose Graveyard Book in hardcover sells for around $50+ unsigned, $100+ signed. My partner Anne (Bud Plant and Hutchison Books, has an unsigned edition on hand for $45.



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