Thursday, August 30, 2018

New Illustration and Illustrator’s Quarterly, two IQ specials, Complete Adventures of the Three Musketeers, a Ploog & Bisley collaboration, Planet of the Apes, Bloom County, Provocative Colette, pulp reprints and new Calla books.

Where do I begin? There are so many excellent new items. A new Illustration and Illustrator's Quarterly, two IQ specials including one on Don Lawrence, and Del Castillo's superlative Complete Adventures of the Three Musketeers.

A Ploog & Bisley collaboration, Planet of the Apes by Rod Serling, the latest Bloom County, Provocative Colette--which I quite like—and a whole bunch of offbeat pulp reprints. From Calla, A Christmas Carol by Arthur Rackham and Robin Hood by NC Wyeth and Howard Pyle. The story of Big O Publishing, and a huge Terry Moore Artist's Edition.

New from Book Palace  |  Graphic Novels & Comic Strips  |  Comics Reference  |  New from Calla
Pulp Reprints  |  Art Books  |  Mike Ploog/Simon Bisley Graphic Novel  |  Coming in December
Bargain Books  |  Rare & Out of Print  |  Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index
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Highly Recommended. Art by Earl Moran and Thomas Nast. Finally, a feature article on the long neglected sexy pin-up illustrations of the brilliant Earl Moran, perhaps best remembered for his pin-up paintings featuring a young and unknown Marilyn Monroe--and many nudes! In his time, his images were as widely known as those of Elvgren and Vargas. Numerous examples of his original art, printed tear sheets and covers, and rare, previously unpublished photographs. Also: Thomas Nast, best known of the late 1800s editorial cartoonists. Illustrated Press, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: IL61
Magazine, 8x11, 80pg, Partial Color

All available back issues are on our website, along with his Illustrated Press Art Books. Haddom Sundblom should be out in September, and next up are books on Pruett Carter, Mead Schaeffer, and the pin-up master, Enoch Bolles! These three are not on our website yet, but will be when formally announced.


New from Book Palace

Bardon Art and The Spanish Artists. Forword by Dave Gibbons. Highly Recommended. By Diego Cordoba, and Barry Coker. Art by Jose Ortiz, Alonso, Jim Burns, Don Lawrence, Luis Bermejo et al. This special issue is devoted the the story of Bardon Art, one of the most revolutionary artists' agencies to emerge from the post-war boom in international illustration--and comics strips and comic art. With the help of Bardon's founder, Barry Coker, and access to hitherto unpublished art and testimony from many of the leading players, Diego Cordoba brings to life the story, including creators Matias Alonso, Luis Bermejo, Jose Ortiz, Jordi Longaron, and Jordi Penalva. Plus John Burns, Romero, Carlos Ezquerra, Toutain, Jim Lawrence, Jordi Franch, Jesus Blasco, and many more! Book Palace, 2018...More.

Item Code: IQ22
Magazine, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color

Studio Dami and the Italian Artists. Highly Recommended. By Diego Cordoba. With Roy Dami, Giorgio De Gaspari, Gino D'Antonio et al. This is the second illustrators special, devoted to the Italian artists from the Dami agency who drew breathtaking covers and art for British comics in the 1950s to 1970s, particularly War, Battle and Air Ace Picture Library. Nothing before has been written about these highly talented artists and this special is packed with dramatic cover art scanned directly from the originals. Hugo Pratt is here, along with Dell'Orco, Tacconi, Caroselli, Calegari, Biffignandi, D'Antonio, and De Gaspari. Some nudity. Book Palace, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: IQS02
Magazine, 8x11, 144pg, Partial Color

Our Highest Recommendation. By Diego Cordoba. With Don Lawrence. From British art magazine Illustrators Quarterly comes a long overdue look at the illustrations and comic strip art of Don Lawrence. He is regarded as one of the truly greats of British comic strip art and there has never been a book devoted to his whole career. The volume has examples of his wonderful illustrations from Look and Learn, Ranger, and Once Upon a Time as well as comic strips Karl the Viking, Olac the Gladiator, better known in the U.S. due to long-ago editions, The Trigan Empire and Storm. Packed with breath-taking western art, adventure art and fantasy art. Book Palace, 2018...More.

Item Code: IQS03
Magazine, 8x11, 144pg, Partial Color

Our Highest Recommendation. Collected in a single volume for the first time, this classic of comic strip adaptation brings to life all the action and poignancy of Alexandre Dumas' novel and its sequels. Arturo Del Castillo was one of the greatest masters of the comic strip. His artistic skill is recognised internationally and his great artistry on The Three MusketeersThe Man in the Iron Mask, and The King's Musketeers (all included here) is regarded as some of the finest pen and ink work ever created for comic strips. Book Palace, 2018...More.

Item Code: COMATM
Soft Cover, 8x11, 112pg, b&w

BARBOSA The Man Who Drew Flashman
Limited & numbered, 450. Specially designed dust jacket. Recommended. By Lawrence Blackmore. A lavishly illustrated biography of Arthur Barbosa (1908-1995), the British artist who, over more than sixty years, provided dust jackets for some of the twentieth century's most famous authors of fiction. This includes Georgette Heyer, Sax Rohmer, C. S. Forester, Patrick O'Brian and, of course, George MacDonald Fraser of Flashman fame. His career began in London at the end of the 1920s, where he became a noted and respected illustrator and commercial artist. A lifelong friend of Rex Harrison, he also numbered among his friends and acquaintances Cecil Beaton, Frederick Ashton, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Book Palace, 2018...More.

Item Code: BARBOH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 350pg, Full Color

Technically this is published by Lawrence Blackmore but it is distributed through Book Palace.

The first Illustrator's Quarterly, devoted to Spanish Artists, was a bestseller for us but unfortunately it's now out of print. All back numbers of Illustrators are in stock. We still have discounted sets of #1-3 and #4-6 [IQ01P, IQ02P. $72, your price $45 each set]. #7 up are still cover price, except for the out of print #10, with a special on William Stout, which is $39. Four are available.


Graphic Novels & Comic Strips

Reimagining of a sci-fi classic. Recommended. By By Rod Serling and Dana Gould. Art by Chad Lewis. Based on the original screenplay for Planet of the Apes by The Twilight Zone‘s Rod Serling. On the road to making the landmark science-fiction classic, 20th Century Fox commissioned Serling to adapt the source material. His first draft, which was drastically revised before filming, is a radically different vision of the franchise than the one the world has come to know and love. Now, for the first time in any medium, that vision is fully realized as a graphic novel adapted by acclaimed actor/comedian/writer Dana Gould (The Simpsons) and Chad Lewis (Avengers Origins). Boom!, 2018...More.

Item Code: PLAVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See our other Planet of the Apes collections on the website.

Adapted from the 1st publication in France in 2017. Recommended. By Annie Goetzinger. From her marriage at the age of 20, until her divorce, the exotic life of Moulin Rouge dancer and performer Colette. Incredibly complex, powerfully determined, truly gifted, Colette challenged herself to reinvent her life and assert herself as a free woman. In her day, her behavior scandalized and vexed the establishment. But in the end, she helped to free women in their thinking. From her voluptuous performance in a see-through costume in "Egyptian Dream"--the story of an Egyptologist who falls in love with a president of France's prestigious Académie Goncourt, among many other honors as one of France's preeminent authors. Nudity, sexual situations. NBM, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: PROVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 108pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See other highly recommended French graphic novels on our website.

BLOOM COUNTY Best Read on the Throne
All new Daily & Sunday strips, never before in print. Recommended. By Berkeley Breathed. Collecting year three of the Bloom County relaunch begun in 2015! The stakes are higher, the punchlines are sharper, and the laughter is more desperate! Picks up where Brand Spanking New Day left off. Opus, Bill the Cat, and all their friends are back, to put their trademark tragi-comic spin on the horrors of the last year, so lock all your worries in the anxiety closet for a bit. Who knows? When you come back they may be just the tiniest bit funnier. Handsome large size, full color Sundays and spot color on the dailies. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: BCBES
Soft Cover, 12x10, 144pg, Partial Color
$19.99 $17.99

Signed! San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive. By Berkeley Breathed. The blowhard-skewering saga continues, with all-new, never-before-printed strips featuring everyone's favorite penguin and all the other quirky denizens of the magical land called Bloom County. This second volume from the strip's 2015 relaunch follows just a year after Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope, but, boy, have things changed. It seems like we need Opus, Bill, and the gang now more than ever. Special signed hardcover edition which we got from the publisher at Comic-Con. Limited number available. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: BCBSH
Hard Cover, 12x10, 144pg, Full Color

I'm amazed this is remaining available, since it was a special San Diego Comic-Con edition from 2017's show. But we are still restocking it direct from IDW, so be aware it might be sold out anytime.


Comics Reference

TIMELY CONFIDENTIAL When the Golden Age of Comics was Young Signed
Signed by Golden Age artist Allen Bellman! Recommended. By Allen Bellman. One day in 1942, a kid who liked to draw responded to an advertisement in the New York Times. He carried his portfolio to a young, upstart publishing company, landing a job on the spot. That company was Timely Comics, which would become Marvel Comics. Allen Bellman participated in the early years of popular characters like Captain America, the Human Torch, and the Sub-Mariner. Profusely illustrated with unpublished photos and art, plus FIVE COMPLETE Golden Age stories by Bellman (all from Lev Gleason titles) and a complete illustrated bibliography. Bold Venture, 2017...More.

Item Code: TIMCS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 166pg, Full Color

The unsigned edition is $5 less [TIMC. $39.95].

Edited by Roy Thomas. In Alter Ego, Allen Bellman, artist in the original early-1940s Timely/Marvel bullpen, tells Dr. Michael J. Vassallo everything he didn't discuss in their 2004 interview, with art by Shores, Burgos, Brodsky, Sekowsky, Everett, Pfeufer, Klein, Burlockoff, Jaffee, Fago, et al. Plus, a spotlight on Marvel's trio of early-'70s heroine comics, featuring talks with Linda Fite and Paty Cockrum (The Cat), Carole Seuling (Shanna the She-Devil), and Roy Thomas (Night Nurse), with art by Severin, Fradon, Andru, and Mortimer! Twomorrows, 2018...More.

Item Code: AE154
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color


New from Calla

Facsimile of the original 1915 edition. Gilt-embossed cover. Highly Recommended. By Charles Dickens. Art by Arthur Rackham. This timeless tale of an arrogant miser's transformation, recounted by one of the English language's most popular authors, is as much a part of the season as holly and mistletoe. Lovers of fiction, Charles Dickens novels, picture books, and the holiday itself will delight in this magnificent hardcover edition of A Christmas Carol, illustrated with 12 color plates and 18 b&w drawings by Arthur Rackham. The legendary artist captures the story's Victorian charm in this outstanding facsimile edition. Calla, 2018...More.

Item Code: ACHRH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 132pg, Text/Partial Color
$25.00 $21.95

Also listed this week in Rare & Out of Print is a 1931 copy of The Compleat Angler, with art by Arthur Rackham.

ROBIN HOOD BY N.C. Wyeth & Howard Pyle
Facsimile of the original 1917 edition, plus Pyle's 1889 drawings. Highly Recommended. By Paul Creswick. Art by N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle. Generation after generation, young imaginations find their way to Sherwood Forest to join Robin Hood and his merry men in the fellowship of the greenwood and the fight against injustice. Readers of all ages will delight in this deluxe hardcover volume, which presents the Scribner's Classic edition by Paul Creswick and its brilliant eight color plates by N. C. Wyeth. In addition, a generous selection of black-and-white drawings from Howard Pyle's 1889 edition of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood are carefully melded in. Calla, 2018...More.

Item Code: ROBHH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 358pg, Text/Partial Color
$40.00 $34.95

See our website for all current Calla books, click here to begin with our on-sale titles.


Pulp Reprints

Spotlight on female Sleuths Margo Lane and Carrie Cashin. Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson & Theodore Tinsley. Art by Paul Orban & Earl Mayan. Stolen Nazi art treasures are being peddled in America by a murderous "Syndicate of Sin." And death comes hurtling onto the stage of "Merry Mrs. MacBeth." The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in classic pulp thrillers from 1942 and '45. Bonus story: female sleuth Carrie Cashin in "White Elephant" from the pulp title Crime Busters, 1937, with a look at her 39 appearances from '37-'42. This is her premiere adventure. And in our regular stories, spotlight is on Margo Lane with a lead off article on all her various actresses on radio. Sanctum, 2018...More.

Item Code: SHT133
Soft Cover, 7X10, 112pg, Text/b&w

All issues from #100 on are kept in stock, along with special multi-packs and Shadow graphic novels.


New from Altus

From Dime Detective, 1938-46. By D.L. Champion. Brilliant, decisive, and hard-charging, Deputy Inspector Allhoff was the NYPD's ace detective until bullets from a mobster's machine gun robbed him of his legs, his career, and—in the opinion of an associate—his sanity. Created by D.L. Champion, Inspector Allhoff defied most conventions of detective-pulp fiction. He could never be confused for one of Raymond Chandler's knights errant, trudging down those mean streets. Allhoff was no Rover Boy in trench coat and fedora. He was, in fact, a sadist and a psychopath! Altus, 2014...More.

Item Code: CCIA01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 352pg, Text/b&w

From Dime Detective, 1939-42. By Hugh B. Cave. No longer a Boston police officer, hard-boiled drunk Peter Kane made the easy transition to work as a P.I. Though now in private practice, Kane always had a knack for cracking cases while constantly inebriated. Collecting the entire series, along with an all-new introduction by Bob Byrne. Written by Hugh B. Cave, Kane stumbled through nine gin-soaked yarns in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre. Altus, 2018...More.

Item Code: CCPK
Soft Cover, 6x9, 344pg, Text/b&w

From Ten Detective Aces, 1933-35. By Norvell W. Page. Immediately before picking up the reins of writing the adventures of the Spider, pulp writer Norvell Page introduced the weird detective mysteries of another, similar adventure character, Ken Carter. Running in the hard-boiled pages of the 1930s detective pulps, Ken Carter battled a myriad of offbeat villains in a series which is clearly a prototype of the style of novels Page soon wrote of the Spider. Collecting all seven stories, along with their original illustrations. Altus, 2018...More.

Item Code: CCKC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 356pg, Text/b&w

From Strange Detective Mysteries and Detective Tales, 1937-38. By Paul Ernst. Art by John Fleming Gould. Introduction by Will Murray. The cases he takes up are often bizarre and grotesque, but no more so than this anonymous private investigator himself: Seekay's entire face is covered by a mask of pink celluloid, with only his “burning black eyes” visible to those who come into contact with him—and who almost invariably are unnerved by the experience, whether friend or foe. Collecting the entire series, written by the writer of The Avenger, Paul Ernst. Altus, 2018...More.

Item Code: CCSK
Soft Cover, 6x9, 176pg, Text/Partial Color

From Dime Detective. By Frederick C. Davis. Art by John Fleming Gould. Introduction by Will Murray. From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of the Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by the lovely "Cherry" Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry. Collects the first four mysteries, with a new introduction by Will Murray. Altus, 2015...More.

Item Code: CCSI01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 228pg, Text/Partial Color

From Dime Detective, 1935-36. By William E. Barrett. Art by John Fleming Gould. A millionaire playboy with a yen for excitement, young Ken McNally disguises himself as the gray-haired, gold-toothed, jaundiced-looking proprietor of a seedy tattoo parlor in the “tenderloin” district of St. Louis. His unusual occupation frequently brings him into contact with underworld denizens who, willingly or accidentally, embroil him in criminal activities. Needle Mike found himself embroiled in nearly 20 hard-boiled mysteries originally published between 1935 and 1938 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre. Altus, 2018...More.

Item Code: CCNM01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 248pg, Text/Partial Color

You can also get the above 6 titles in a discounted set, The Complete Cases Set #1, [CCS01P  $134.70, your price $110.00]. 

We also handle these other collections from Altus: Doctor Death, The Green Lama, Sheena, Spicy Mystery, the All-New Wild Adventures of Doc Savage, Dusty Ayres, Dr. Yen-Sin, Mysterious Wu-Fang and The Ghost--George Chance. 50 titles in all. See them on our website.


Art Books

IT MUST BE ART! Big O Poster Artists of The 1960s and 70s
Recommended. By Michael Fishel and Nigel Suckling. Foreword by Roger Dean. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, London-based Big O Posters helped define the new and democratic art medium of the psychedelic poster, a vehicle for rebellion against the old order that went hand in hand with the music, literature, and film of the time. This is a comprehensive collection of works published by Big O artists, astonishingly creative folks whose artistry developed almost completely outside the influence of the art establishment. With 300 images by 19 artists, including Rodney Matthews, Mati Klarwein, Roger Dean, H.R. Giger, Robert Venosa, Wayne Anderson, Jim Burns, Vali Myers and--surprise--Virgil Finlay! Schiffer, 2018...More.

Item Code: ITMUH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 304pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $42.50

Recommended. By Terry Moore. 248 pages!!?? This is massive! Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SIP with this presentation of Terry Moore art spanning the entire Eisner Award-winning series. The evolution of Terry together with Francine, Katchoo, David and all of the other characters is captured in this large-format, hardcover edition. Includes the complete original 20-page version of the first SIP story and SIP #90, the series' 2007 finale. Included between these "bookends" is a representational page from each of the issues from #1 to #90. Extensive Gallery section of covers and miscellaneous art. Abstract Studio, 2018...More.

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

Signed! 8,800 Days of Blondes, Brunettes and Bozos. Highly Recommended. The very best of Terry Moore's pinups, sketches, private commissions and character designs over 25 years. From the earliest concept art for Strangers In Paradise to the latest commissions for Motor Girl, this is a behind-the-stories collection of his beautiful women and outrageous characters. Featuring hundreds of drawings and an introduction by the artist. At 216 pages, this is a real bargain compared to typical "sketchbooks," and Terry has generously signed our copies. Moderate nudity. Abstract Studio, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: TM25S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 216pg, b&w

Terry's Rachael Rising Omnibus Signed has just gone out of print. We have one copy left [RROHS. $75]. See our website for his 2017 Sketchbook, and Motor Girl #1 and 2—all signed. We also have nine copies left of his Strangers In Paradise 2018 Free Comic Book Day XXV #1 [FCBD1, Free]. One per order, please.


Mike Ploog/Simon Bisley Graphic Novel

THICKER THAN BLOOD Bisley Painted Art Edition
Collects #1-3, 2008-09. Recommended. By Simon Reed. Art by Mike Ploog, painted by Simon Bisley. A tragic tale of two brothers on a trek across Scotland who face terror in the Highlands. After traveling for miles lost in the mist, they chance upon a shelter, not knowing what lies before them. Darkness descends and the moon rises, an invitation to all manner of creatures. With that, the brothers, in the wrong place at the wrong time, have their lives changed forever. But the human spirit is thicker than blood--and this is the story. Version A reproduces the original Ploog pencils; this version B shows the finished painted pages and the six Bisley covers, two for each issue. FPG, 2017...More.

Item Code: THBB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 70pg, Full Color

THICKER THAN BLOOD PLoog Pencil Art Edtion
Collects #1-3, 2008-09. Recommended. By Simon Reed. Art by Mike Ploog. A tragic tale of two brothers on a trek across Scotland who face terror in the Highlands. After traveling for miles lost in the mist, they chance upon a shelter, not knowing what lies before them. Darkness descends and the moon rises, and invitation to all manner of creatures. With that, the brothers, in the wrong place at the wrong time, have their lives changed forever. But the human spirit is thicker than blood--and this is the story. This Version A reproduces the original Ploog pencils and his six (two for each issues) covers. Version B is the finished painted pages and the six Bisley painted covers. FPG, 2017...More.

Item Code: THBPL
Soft Cover, 7x10, 70pg, b&w

THICKER THAN BLOOD Collected Works Deluxe Signed
Special Order - takes 3-4 weeks! Signed & numbered, 175! By Simon Reed. Art by Mike Ploog, Simon Bisley. This oversized, signed and numbered limited edition--signed by all three creators--reproduces all of the original artwork that was produced for the three-issue comic series written by Simon Reed, penciled and inked by Mike Ploog (as one set of pages) and then painted by Simon Bisley (as a separate set). Deluxe slipcase. Each page is published at full size. You can choose to read the complete story in one or both formats. A tragic tale of two brothers on a trek across Scotland who face terror in the Highlands. FPG, 2017...More.

Item Code: THBD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 156pg, Partial Color

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

The Deluxe Signed Edition is also still available [ARTMPD. $175]. See our website for more by Ploog, including Werewolf by Night. We also have an original full color page from Tom Sawyer, which I have just now reduced from $650 to $550 [RB325].


Coming in December

Collects issues #6-10, 1952-53. Recommended. By Bernard Baily, Basil Wolverton, Tony Mortellaro, Howard Nostrand, Ross Andru et al. Tiny comics publisher Stanley Morse wasn't trying to imitate the gore, shock and horror in EC comics--he was trying to outdo! See for yourself. We have sexy women in a "classic" bondage/torture cover on #6; being buried alive on #7; faced with an explosive creature coming in thru a port hole in #8; and a hook-handed grave robber menaced by floating creatures' heads--a classic by Bernard Baily--on issue #10. Also: "Brain Bats of Venus" and "Robot Woman"--rewritten and partially redrawn--both by Wolverton. PS Artbooks, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: PCMM02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Volume 1 is due to appear any minute now.

Collects #10-14, 1952-53. Recommended. By Mike Sekowsky, Gene Colan et al. Is there no shame? We have a Crypt-Keeper swipe from EC on the cover, no less, of #10. Mainstay Ace contributor Lou Cameron is here, with Atlas and Marvel Comics stalwart Gene Colan, as well as Chic Stone, covers by Jim McLaughlin, Avon Comics' notorious Howard Larsen, a rare "Ace" Baker cover, Lou Zansky, the bizarre Paul Gatusso, Blue Beetle artist Charles Nicholas, and DC's own Mike Sekowsky. Read 'em and shake your head in pure astonishment. PS Artbooks, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: PCBM02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Volume 1 is due to appear any time now. See our website for more PS Artbooks, beginning with all our on-sale titles.


Bargain Books

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

LYND WARD Six Novels in Woodcuts [LYNSH. $70.00 $45.00].

DAREDEVIL Omnibus Volume 1 [DAOM01H. $125.00 $75.00].

SAM KIETH'S MAXX Artist's Edition [SKMAEH. $125.00 $99.99].

DOOM PATROL Volume 2 [DOP02. $29.99 $17.99].


HERB TRIMPE'S THE INCREDIBLE HULK Artist's Edition [HTIAEH. $125.00 $99.00].

DOC SAVAGE The Secret of Satan's Spine [DOCSE. $24.95 $14.95].

DOC SAVAGE The Secret of Satan's Spine Deluxe Hardcover Signed [DOCSED. $65.00 $45.00].



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


Rare & Out of Print

The highlight this week is The Compleat Angler, published in 1931, with beautiful plates by Arthur Rackham. Also added this week is Queens Walk in the Dusk, with artwork done by Jeffrey Jones.

We have two fantastic fantasy books this week—The First Kingdom by Jack Katz, and NeverWhere by Richard Corben.

Also added this week by Will Eisner, we have two copies of Hawks of the Seas. The hilarious comic duo Harvey Kurtzman & Will Elder are represented in the rare Goodman Beaver.

A copy of J. Allen St. John An Illustrated Bibliography recently turned up, and it is signed by the author, Darrell Richardson.

Lastly for Pin-Up fans we have The Classic Pin-Up Art of Jack Cole, and the huge collection, Bernard of Hollywood's Ultimate Pin-Up Book. We also have classic Pin-Ups from 1974 in Pin Up, and published in 1994, Glittering Images' The Golden Age of Pin-Up Art Book One.

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Mature Readers

Just in is the second Voluptuous Terrors, collecting Horror and Exploitation Film Posters from Italy. The first volume, which collects Horror and Sci-Fi posters from Italy, is still available at the same price [VOLTE]. We also have just six copies of “hurt” volume 1's at $15.95 [VOLTER}.

And don't miss the directly related Sex and Horror: The Art of Emanuele Taglietti [SEHO. $32.95, your price $29.95]. Its companion volume on Alessandro Biffignandi has gone out of print. But you can catch his work above in Illustrators Quarterly Special #2: War is Hell.

Tokyo Cinegraphix 2 collects photographic Bad Girls and Sexy Crime posters from Japan. Volume 1 collected 100 Horror and Exploitation posters, and it's available at the same price.

And we have three new adult photography calendars: Lingerie 2019, Beach Babes 2019, and Johnny Crosslin's Lingerie 2019.

Did you see our special adult email earlier this week? If you haven't yet signed up for our special Adult emails, you can do it by clicking right here. Or call us. List #3 includes a FREE issue of Playboy Magazine with any order over $25—and new items, specials, one-of-a-kind sets, and rare books.

If you'd like to see this list—we don't post it on our blog due to their restrictions on adult material—email Or call and ask for Todd and he'll send it to you.

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News and Notes


Russ Heath leaves us

He was a brilliant artist who never asked for the limelight. He just quietly did his job in his own fashion...with accuracy to detail, with superb design, with brilliant inking. The Haunted Tank, Sgt. Rock, The Sea Devils, so much wonderful work for Atlas in one story after another in the 1950s. And Atlas covers, too! 

I didn’t know Russ well, but well enough to say hello and catch up when he came by my booth at shows, such as the old WonderCon in Oakland. I’m fortunate to own one of his recreations, thanks to dealer Steve Wyatt. Steve was who representing Russ and offered it to me. Here it is. Russ’ father was the model for the sheriff in back.

And here is a link to our Facebook page with a very good article from the Heritage Auctions site.



Out of Print Update

Walt Kelley's Pogo The Complete Dell Comics Vol 2 is gone. We still have Volumes 1 and 3-5, with 6 coming.

The Dawn 2017 Sketchbook is nearly gone, just six copies left, and two left of 2016. 2018 is new and in stock.

Teen Titan: A Celebration of 50 Years is down to 12 copies and it's still on sale [TEENTH. $39.99, your price $22.99].

J. Scott Campbell's Women of Dynamite Dejah Thoris Diorama is completely sold out.

Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics is down to two copies, still on sale [AGOL. $29.99, your price $14.95].

Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus 2 AND 3 have unexpectedly sold out. Volume 1 is still available [AM01H. $99.99, your price $85].

The Conan Omnibus Volumes 1 and 3 from Dark Horse have both sold out. All others are available.

Disney Masters Vol 4: Donald Duck The Great Survival Test has only 3 copies left [DM04H.] It will not appear in a catalog since it sold out so quickly. It will be coming out in a Set of #3 and #4 in October [DM02HP $59.99, your price $49.99].


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