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!
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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.
|ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #60
Highly Recommended. Featuring Gilbert Bundy, Frederic VÃ¡rady 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
|FLIGHT OF THE RAVEN
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
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
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).
|HELLBOY INTO THE SILENT SEA Studio Edition Signed
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
|ILLUSTRATED CALL OF CTHULHU H.P. Lovecraft
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
SEVEN KINGDOMS SKETCHBOOK Signed with Drawing
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
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 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
GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
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
|UNTAMED PELLUCIDAR Hardcover
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.
|EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS TARZAN OF THE APES
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 well...how 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
|TARZAN LORD OF THE LOUISIANA JUNGLE DVD
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
|JOE JUSKO'S ART OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Signed
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
|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
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
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
Both previous Epic collections are available.
|BEST OF WITZEND
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
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS MISTER MYSTERY Volume 1
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
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS BAFFLING MYSTERIES Volume 1
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
|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
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 Deadpool; Gen 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
|STAR WARS THE CLASSIC NEWSPAPER COMICS Volume 3
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
|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
|WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE and DONALD DUCK Volume 9 & 10 Set Signed
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.
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.
CAPTAIN EASY Soldier of Fortune Volume 4 [CE04H.
DC COMICS JUSTICE LEAGUE Starter Poker Set [DCJLP.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Volume 2 The Girl Who Played With Fire [GIT02.
MOEBIUS METALLIC MEMORIES [MOEBMET.
PATIENCE By Daniel Clowes [PATIH.
RIP KIRBY Volume 9 Hurt [RK09HR.
WAR OF THE WORLDS INFESTATION [WARW.
WORRY DOLL [WORDO.
YOUNG ROMANCE Volume 2 The Early Simon & Kirby Romance Comics [YOR02H.
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