Thursday, September 27, 2018

Stranger in Paradise: The Chase, new Classics Illustrated, Femme Magnifique, Mickey Mouse Art, Magic Realism, Shaun Tan, R. Crumb, new 2019 calendars and more!

An entirely new 25th Anniversary Strangers in Paradise: The Chase. Six new Classics Illustrated. 50 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World. Plus Mickey Mouse Art, Magic Realism in Germany, new work from Shaun Tan, Edward Muybridge's pioneering photography exposed, and a new Crumb Sketchbook. And check out my personal favorite, Secret Subway—it's even on sale. Also, seven new 2019 calendars, and the Sensual Goddess is featured on new Tarot and playing cards.

Art Books  |  New and On Sale  |  New Classics Illustrated
Dover and Calla White Sale  |  2019 Calendars  |  Coming in December
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Signed! Highly Recommended. Katchoo and Francine are living the dream, happily married and raising two little girls in their mountain retreat. But then Tambi arrive with bad news. A former Parker Girl threatens to expose Katchoo's links to the criminal empire Darcy Parker built, with Katchoo by her side. Katchoo embarks on a global search for the girl, now in hiding, to stop her before her family is destroyed. An all-new story celebrating Strangers in Paradise's 25th anniversary. Bonus 12-pages of full page drawings. Abstract Studio, 2018...More.

Item Code: TMSPS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, b&w

Check out all of Terry's books, including his signed 2017 Sketchbook and 25th Anniversary Sketchbook, Motor Girl #1 & 2, and his deluxe Gallery Edition [TMSGEH. $125], all on our website.

Recommended. By Shaun Tan. The visionary Shaun Tan returns to show us five years of new and incredibly original stories, rich with feeling and strangely moving, “about the relationships between animals and human beings. By turns moving, shocking, hilarious, and surreal, Tan's stories place frogs in a corporate boardroom, bears in the legal system, horses on the highway, and more. Each tale is accompanied by Tan's luminous paintings, windows on a hidden world of truth and feeling beneath the surface of our everyday lives.” Arthur A. Levine, 2018...More.

Item Code: TALFRH
7x9, 224pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Our Highest Recommendation. By Katherine Roeder. A master of storytelling, one of the most unique voices in creating wordless picture books, and three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, David Wiesner (b. 1956) is one of the most highly acclaimed book illustrators in the world. This handsome volume is the first to examine his creative process and his many sources of inspiration. The book features dozens of lavish color plates, from early work to the exquisitely wrought watercolors that are the basis of his best-known books, along with pages excerpted from his first graphic novel, Fish Girl. Yale University Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: DAVWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x10, 112pg, Full Color

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE 50 Magnificent Women Who Changed The World
Highly Recommended. By Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Bill Sienkiewicz, Matt Wagner et al. The Kickstarter sensation that united over 100 comic book writers and artists from around the globe to celebrate, in 3-page comics stories, 50 female trailblazers of yesterday and today. From comic artists to pop music, politics, art, and science pioneers, astronauts, archaeologists, muckrakers and mathematicians, subjects include Margaret Atwood, Sally Ride, Dale Messick (Brenda Starr), Ursula LeGuin, Misty Copeland, animator Mary Blair, Carrie Fisher, Marlo Thomas (by Dan Parent) et al. Plus a new foreword, behind-the-scenes process pages, and more! Black Crown, 2018...More.

Item Code: FEMMA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Recommended. By Hope Nicholson. Think comic books can’t feature strong female protagonists? Think again! Here you’ll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who’ve populated comic books from the very beginning. And all from a woman's viewpoint, written by editor/publisher/writer Hope Nicholson(Secret Loves of Geek Girls, Brok Windsor, The Polka-Dot Pirate) who offers an entirely new take on heroines of comics in a very handsomely produced hardcover. Quirk, 2017...More.

Item Code: SPECSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x9, 240pg, Partial Color
$24.95 $21.95

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

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


Art Books

R. CRUMB SKETCHBOOK Volume 4 1982-1989
440 amazing pages! Recommended. By Robert Crumb. Crumb declares in one drawing, above a lovingly rendered tree, "As I get older I get more twisted, convoluted, depraved, cynical, embittered, self-centered, jaded, debauched, ruthless, greedy, conceited, set-in-my-ways, long-winded, absent-minded, prejudiced, closed-minded, misanthropic, nervous..." To prove this self-flagellating analysis he fills the pages with his signature perversions (in country settings), scathing social commentary, cruel self-portraits, experimental cubism... and some lovely sylvan landscape.Taschen, 2018. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: RCSK04H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 448pg, Partial Color

The other three sketchbooks are all available, same price. See our website for all things R. Crumb. The Monkey Wrench Gang is back in stock, the bestselling Bible of Filth is still available, we still have a complete set the Crumb-edited Weird Magazine #1-28 [WEIRSET. $399, postpaid]. and his other most recent book, R. Crumb from the Underground to Genesis [RCFUH. $49.99, your price $44.99].

MAGIC REALISM Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
By Matthew Gale and Katy Wan. Art by Otto Dix, George Grosz et al. This elegant publication reveals a vibrant and under-explored seam of modernist painting in Germany and Austria during the Weimar era. Although “magic realism” is a term with different meaning today, it was first coined in 1925 by the German art historian and critic Franz Roh to describe an emerging style of modern realist paintings with fantasy or dreamlike subjects. Published to accompany a major display at Tate Modern in London, also including work by Christian SchadPaul Klee, Albert Birkle, Herbert Gurschner, and Jeanne Mammen. Some nudity. Tate, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: MAGRH
Hard Cover, 9x9, 96pg, Partial Color

Recommended. Edited by Jessica Ward. Here is a celebration of the true original icon, spanning the ninety years of Mickey. The book begins with a comprehensive filmography, listing Mickey's animated performances in shorts, films, and television shows. Then an analysis of Mickey's milestones. A special double gatefold offers ninety pieces of artwork from never-before-seen animation drawings to classic comic book covers. The majority of the book is a jubilant commemoration comprised of new artwork and interpretations of Mickey Mouse.Disney Editions, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTWDH
Hard Cover, 11x11, 176pg, Full Color
$40.00 $35.00

More on Mickey and on Walt Disney in general is on our website.

INFECTED BY ART Volume 1 Hardcover Ken Kelly Cover
Almost Gone! Signed by cover artist Ken Kelly, and Todd Spoor, limited to 100. Highly Recommended. Edited by Todd Spoor (signed) and Aaron Raymond. A special limited edition with a variant Ken Kelly cover. Publisher file copy. This is the culmination of Infected by Art's first-ever competition held at the beginning of 2013. Creators from around the globe submitted their best sci-fi/fantasy/horror/illustrated artworks and fans voted online for their favorites. At the end of the competition, the jury panel, consisting of Basil Gogos, Ken Kelly, Sanjulian, and Arthur Suydam, selected the best pieces to be included in this massive collection.Authorhouse, 2013...More.

Item Code: INA01DKK
Hard Cover, 9x11, 308pg, Full Color

We received just four copies of this, that the publisher discovered in their stock.

See our website for the latest release, Volume 5, and for other available collections.


New and On Sale

INDECENT EXPOSURES Edward Muybridge's Animal Locomotion Nudes
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Sarah Gordon.The first sustained examination of these ground-breaking studies of the nude figure in motion and the remarkable success of their production, wide circulation, and reception. Muybridge’s nudes ushered in new attitudes toward science and progress, including Darwinian ideas about human evolution and hierarchy; debates over the role of photography and scientific investigation in art; and offered innovative perspectives on the human body. This fascinating story is copiously illustrated, and includes many lesser-known photographs published here for the first time. Yale University, 2015. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: INDEH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 174pg, Text/b&w
$65.00 $24.95

This is the granddaddy of how-to anatomy books. For more how-to, see the special section on our website.

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Shana Corey. Art by Red Nose Studio. Using model figures and scenes in stop-motion animation style, a delightful story of creating the first NY subways...or is it? The astonishing true story of NY City's first--and long forgotten--underground train! Way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. Then Alfred Ely Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. On February 26, 1870, Beach unveiled his masterpiece—and throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2016...More.

Item Code: SECRH
Hard Cover, 10x10, 40pg, Full Color
$17.99 $8.99

SAX ROHMER'S DOPE By Trina Robbins
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Foreword by C. Spike Trotman. Afterword by Colleen Doran. A talented young actress becomes fatally ensnared in London's mysterious and glittery drug culture of the early 20th century. A classic and obscure story by the famous creator of Fu Manchu, adapted into a short graphic novel in Eclipse Magazine back in 1981, and out of print ever since. Includes a fascinating, highly illustrated Afterword by Doran and a long background essay by Jon Cooke, "Sex, Drugs and The Yellow Peril,"  that puts this all in context, including a look at the "Devil Doctor in the Comics." Nudity and adult themes. IDW, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DOPT
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 80pg, b&w
$24.99 $14.99

Okay, I cheated on this one. It's not new to us, but I DID just put it on sale, exclusively from us. We also have the signed limited edition but just seven copies left [DOPTS. $60]. It is out of print. It's signed by all three contributors, including Colleen Doran and Trina. Both editions were Kickstarter projects, so they are not readily available.


New Classics Illustrated

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #9 Mutiny on the Bounty
First published as Classics #100, 1952. By Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. Art by Morris Waldinger. The gripping account of the 1789 mutiny on board HMS Bounty, perpetrated by Fletcher Christian and the crew, against the tyrannical Captain William Bligh and his officers. This edition also includes a biography of Captain William Bligh, historical maps of the Bounty's journeys, theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom and at home to further engage the reader in the story. Painted cover by H.C. Kiefer. Classic Comic Store, 2016...More.

Item Code: CLA09
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color

First Published as Classics #118, 1954. Recommended. By Sir Walter Scott. Art by Rudy and Walter Palais. The story of the Scottish robber/hero Rob Roy MacGregor during the time of the 1715 Jacobite Rising. Also made into a 1995 film starring Liam Neeson. One of Walter Scott's best adventure novels, based on real characters. Told from the perspective of young Englishman Francis Obaldistone, who goes to Scotland, falls in love with the lovely Diana Vernon, but is embroiled in the skirmishes between English and Scots. Nicely illustrated by Rudy Palais and his brother. Just two CI editions were ever done, the second in 1967. Classic Comic Store, 2016...More.

Item Code: CLA62
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color

First Published as Classics #106, 1953. Recommended. By Wiliiam F. Cody. Art by Maurice del Bourgo, cover by Mort Kunstler. The exciting life story of "Buffalo Bill" Cody: wrangler, prospector, Pony Express rider, Union Scout and cavalryman; buffalo hunter; chief of scouts for the U.S. Fifth Cavalry, winner of the Congressional medal of honor, author of dime novels and two autobiographies. And, of course, founder of the famous Wild West Show! Includes a two-page bio by Classics expert William B. Jones, plus a second prose piece on Badmen of the West: William Clarke Quantrill. Classic Comic Store, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLA63
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color

First published as Classics #112, 1953. Recommended. Art by Rudy Palais. Cover by Edward Moritz. The life story and adventures of the famous American frontiersman, 1809-1868. He was a trapper, scout, explorer, Indian agent and soldier. His integrity and courage gained him the admiration and support of both Indians and his fellow white men. He was the antithesis of the notorious "mountain man." Quiet and soft-spoken, he disliked bullies and braggarts. Includes a two-page biography by Classics expert William B. Jones, plus another prose piece on Badmen of the West: Jesse James. Classic Comic Store, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLA64
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color

First Published as Classics #72, 1950. Recommended. By Francis Parkman. Art by Henry C. Kiefer. The true story of author Francis Parkman's adventures with the indians and cavalry in Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas in the summer of 1846. Instead of the 1950 cover, this uses the first painted cover from 1956. Parkman as a young man was fascinated with the west, and frustrated with accounts of the indians. He determined to travel west and live among the native Americans, becoming the foremost historian of the era and writing a more factual view of life on the frontier. Classic Comic Store, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLA65
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color

First Published as Classics #37, 1947. Recommended. By James Fenimore Cooper. Art by Rudy Palais. The first of James Fenimore Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales", this tells the story of the elderly Natty Bumppo and his ongoing friendship with the Mohican, Chingachgook. The more famous Last of the Mohicans features the same characters, and of course was the subject of the superb film in 1992, starring Daniel Day Lewis. Includes both a biography of Cooper, and a look at the story itself by Classics expert William B. Jones. Features the painted cover from the last 1968 edition. Classic Comic Store, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLA66
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color

This is our second batch of new Classics titles, one of which we have offered before. These are coming from a new publisher, rather than Jack Lake, who published most of our previous titles. We'll have several more new titles next month. See the previous six new titles here.

On September 18th we sent out a Late Summer Sale email that included many "White Sale" books from Dover and Calla. If you missed it, you can see it on our blog by clicking here, or click above to see all the Dover and Calla sale books. If you want to see all of the items we put on sale, click here.

2019 Calendars

These new titles just arrived. To see all of our 2019 calendars, click here. Some titles have not yet come in, but ALL are on our website and in the latest catalog.
SCI-FI 2019 Calendar
Highly Recommended. By Al Feldstein, L.B. Cole, Murphy Anderson, Jack Kirby et al. This is a fun one. Pulps and vintage comics: Weird Science and Weird Fantasy covers by Al Feldstein, Ghostly Weird by L.B. Cole, two covers from DC's Strange Adventures (one by Murphy Anderson), a bizarre flying saucer cover from Charlton's Space Adventures, Avon's Strange Worlds and a great Mister Mystery cover... From the pulps we have an early Weird Tales, a prime Amazing Stories, and a cool Captain Future. And a 1958 Atlas title, Strange Worlds, by none other than Jack Kirby. Catch, 2018...More.

Item Code: SC19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

PULP ATTACK 2019 Calendar
Highly Recommended. Movie posters, paperback covers and sleazy magazines about harlots, hot rods, sinners, and drugs, from the best and most lurid works of the 1950s. Night nurses, crime, LSD...unusual and fresh images we have not seen before. This is all about bad girls, dressed alluringly, lots of cleavage, sultry poses. Exploitation pulp art at its best. There's three drug covers, lesbian encounters, seductive night nurse fantasies, all the sins so well illustrated in the 1950s! Excellent choice of art. Tushita, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: PULP19
12x12, 28pg, Full Color

CINEMA NOIR 2019 Calendar
Recommended. Gene Tierny in Laura. Paul Muni in the original Scarface. Joan Crawford and Jeff Chandler in Female on the Beach. Anne Baxter in Gardenia. Hitchcock's Psycho. Bogart's Maltese Falcon. The Third Man. Cult of the Cobra. The busty Diana Dors in Blonde Sinner. Double Indemnity. Classics all from the 1940s and 50s era of crime fiction at the movies. Tushita, 2018...More.

Item Code: CN19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. By Kay Nielsen, Arthur Rackham, Charles Robinson, Edmund Dulac et al. The late 1800's and early 1900's are considered the golden age of illustration for children's books, both in Europe and America. Artists such as Kay Nielsen, Arthur Rackham, Charles Robinson and Edmund Dulac designed the most fantastical, beautiful drawings to enhance the stories that still enchant to this day. Here are wonderful images from those long-ago books, two or more by each of these creators plus others. Catch, 2018...More.

Item Code: CB19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

ART OF THE PIN-UP 2019 Calendar
By Gil Elvgren, Fritz Willis et al. From a variety of artists, from Elvgren to at least three works by Fritz Willis. She's risque but never explicit. She's flirtatious but fiercely independent. She's erotic but always safe for work. She's the Pin-Up girl, an all natural sweetheart created to win the adoration of men across the country in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, the Golden Age of pin-up art. Catch, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: APU19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

PIN-UP HISTORY 2019 Calendar
Highly Recommended. By Earl Moran, Enoch Bolles, Fritz Willis, et al. If you are looking for some fun and fresh images from the 40s and 50s, this is your calendar. We see at least one by Earl Moran, a Fritz Willis, a fun Film Fun cover by Enoch Bolles, and more work by second tier but excellent pin-up artists. Nothing explicit here, but two full nudes and lots of inadvertently, or intentially, exposed ladies from the Golden Age of Pin Up art. And an array of great images that have not been done to death year after year. Tushita, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: PI19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

PIN-UPS 2019 Calendar
Highly Recommended. Rare photographic images of naughty--and completely nude--but nice glamorous ladies date from the 1940s & 1950s. While some calendars offered art by Vargas and Elvgren, these were the images of real ladies--with the same wonderful curves and period outfits (or not) and hair. There is something about these well-endowed, stunning ladies that we just don't see in today's nudes. Their "provocative" poses seem strangely innocent to the modern viewer. Very well done, with all fresh photos we've not seen before. Catch, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: PINU19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color


Coming in December

Highly Recommended. By Timothy Truman. Art by Tomas Giorello and Jose Villarrubia. As the king of Aquilonia, Conan struggles with internal threats to his throne as well as dangers beyond his country's borders. Adaptations of Howard's short stories, "The Scarlet Citadel," "The Phoenix on the Sword," and "Wolves Beyond the Border" are included, as well as the twelve-issue adaptation of Howard's only Conan novel, The Hour of the Dragon. Includes original series cover work by Gerald Parel, Darick Robertson, Andrew C. Robinson, and Sanjulián. Dark Horse, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: COLKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x11, 680pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

Highly Recommended. By Dr Kara Lysandra Ross and Frederick C. Ross. William Bouguereau was the most popular artist in nineteenth-century France. This book is an exploration of the four genres most prevalent throughout Bouguereau's career: mythological works, religious works, peasants, and portraits. This final section on portraits focuses on paintings of heads and hands, where he concentrated on the subtleties of capturing human emotion, something at which he was a consummate master. Acc Art Books, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: ESSWH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 240pg, Full Color

We had a previous Bouguereau book but it just recently sold out. This is an entirely new title. 

FANTASTIC FOUR By Waid & Wieringo Omnibus
Collects Fantastic Four Vol 3 #60-70 and 500-524, 2003+; Director's Cut #500. By Mark Waid. Art by Mike Wieringo, Mark Buckingham et al. Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo deliver some of the most daring and humorous adventures the Fantastic Four have ever seen! Giant bugs! Living equations! Johnny Storm, CEO! Exploding unstable molecules! The secret behind the Yancy Street Gang! And Doctor Doom's plans are truly unthinkable! Victor will push the FF beyond their limits -- and when his actions lead to the death of one of their own, they'll storm the gates of Heaven to save their beloved teammate! Marvel, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

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

Amazing Spider-Man #203-212, 1963; Annual 14, 1964. By Marv Wolfman, David Michelinie et al. Art by Keith Pollard, John Byrne et al. Peter Parker's always had the worst luck, but Spider-Man's a hit with the ladies in his latest round of adventures! The Black Cat is back, and her love-hate relationship with Spidey is heating up. Dazzler disco dances with our hero in an early appearance not to be missed. She's not the only mutant caught in Spidey's web; Mesmero is back, courtesy Dennis O'Neil. Then, an all-time Spider-Man great makes his series debut: John Romita Jr.! JRJR carries on the family tradition, creating some of the most iconic Spider-Man adventures of all time beginning right here. Also featuring a Stern 'n' Byrne one-shot, the first appearances of Madame Web and Hydro-Man and Frank Miller's classic Spider-Man/Doctor Strange team-up! Marvel, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

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

See our website for more Conan, Fantastic Four, Mark Waid, and Spider-Man.


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.


POPULAR SKULLTURE The Skull Motif in Pulps Paperbacks and Comics [POPSK. $19.99 $14.99].

LOUIS C. TIFFANY and The Art Of Devotion [LTAH. $55.00 $27.50].

WILLIAM BLAKE Dante's Divine Comedy [WIBLH. $35.00 $25.00].

CORTO MALTESE Volume 1 Under The Sign Of Capricorn [CORU. $29.99 $19.99].

CORTO MALTESE Volume 2 Beyond The Windy Isles [CORU02. $29.99 $19.99].

ECHO ARCANA The Power of Symbolism in the Sixth World Tarot Signed [ECHHS. $40.00 $25.00].

HOGAN'S ALLEY #5 [HA05. $5.95 $5.00].

MAKING THEIR MARK [MTMACD. $40.00 $20.00].


100 ILLUSTRATORS NEW EDITION [100ILH. $20.00 $15.00].

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

This week we have severa new copies of outstanding books that we’ve listed and sold before:  very sharp copy of the first edition of Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein, Michael Kaluta’s The Shadow 1941, and one of the very first publications to collect Boris, an early fanzine/artzine Boris.

Our new listings include limited deluxe copy of Bernet, a signed copy of Dracula by Fernando Fernandez, and a Vampyres portfolio by Bill Sienkiecz.

Also new this week is Bucky O'Hare (signed and numbered), Someplace Strange (signed and numbered), Wolverine & Nick Fury, The Golden Age of Big Little Books and The Great Book of Britains, which I understand is a major, highly collectible book on toy soldiers.

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Mature Readers

One of the most popular new adult-themed items we've handled lately has been The Sensual Goddess of Seductive Fantasy softcover [SENSG. $24.95] and its companion, The Sensual Goddess Erotic Playing Cards [SENSGC. $9.95]. So we went back to the publisher and now have three more items, from the same photographer and with the same models and fantasy themes:

The Sensual Goddess Tarot Deck

The Sensual Goddess of Dark Fantasy Playing Cards

The Sensual Goddess Playing Cards

And I fudged it a bit this with the new calendars. The photo pin-up calendar above actually should be here in this section, but I hated to separate it from the others. See our other adult calendars here.

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News and Notes


New Arrivals on our Website

We have just added more just arrived items to our home page. Click here then scroll down to see 25 of the latest new items. We are working on adding a new tab at the top, All Just Arrived, which will give you ALL new arrivals for the four weeks. You won't need to go into each category to click on New Arrivals unless you prefer to do that.


The Shadow and The Spider

We will no longer be stocking The Shadow double-novel reprints from #100-113. Order now if you want any, we still have a few copies of most of these. We will continue to stock #114 on. Sanctum has also stopped issuing new Spider collections, so we are dropping The Spider #1-10. Again, we still have a few of each as I write this. Publisher Altus now has the license for The Spider, and we are just now ordering Will Murray's brand new Spider novel. Watch for it in a week or two.

Canton Street Replica Editions

These folks also have stopped producing new titles in this series. We will not be restocking these titles, but you can still order them now while we have stock remaining: Moon Girl #2-5, Matt Baker's Teenage Romances and Pictorial Confessions, Black Cat Mystery, Dark Mysteries, Is this Tomorrow? (three left) and Chamber of Chills. These are all $14.99 each. We have very limited numbers of each.

Canton also does the sale-priced Canteen Kate [$28.99, your price $14.99] and Complete Golden Age Airboy and Valkyrie [COGAIH. $24.99, your price $14.99, which we'll keep handling as long as they are available. Their Original Ghost Rider is sold out.


Eerie Archives Vol 24

This unexpectedly went out of print just after it was shipped. But we do still have copies, we just can't get more. We've always counted on reordering these over time, so be aware that could be changing. As these (The Eerie, Creepy and possibly the Vampirella Archives) approach the end of their runs, the publisher may be cutting back on overprinting. So these may not stay available like the earlier volumes. I'd recommend ordering them in advance to prevent missing one.

Paperback Cover Artist Reginald Heade

What Matt Baker is to romance comics, and Varga and Elvgren are to pin-up, artist Reginald Heade is to good-girl cover paperback art. This British artist is the most collectible artist of all vintage paperback artists. We have sold a substantial number of his first and only art book, The Art of Reginald Heade [ARRHH. $49.]. This is imported from England.

Now the same author has compiled a new revised edition, with 50% more pages and 50% more material, including previously unknown covers and more reproductions from original art. We hope to be handling this in a few months. It will be around $75. In the meantime, the first book is still available.



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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Art of Haddon Sundblom, Mark Schultz’s Carbon 3, Michael Whelan, Wally Wood's 1969 Heroes, Inc, Hellboy, Conan, Star Wars and more!

Big week, with the much anticipated Art of Haddon Sundblom, and Mark Schultz's Carbon 3. Here also is a great new oversized book on the origins of Disneyland, already selling briskly, a handsome new art book on Michael Whelan with two different covers, uncirculated copies of Wally Wood 1969 Heroes, Inc. Plus Hellboy, Conan, Star Wars by Al Williamson, Dracula by Mignola, Planet of the Apes, new Marvel Epic collections and much more.

Art Books  |  Michael Whelan  |  Comic Book Archives  |  Marvel Epic Collections
Comic Strip Collections  |  Graphic Novels  |  Warehouse Find  |  Coming in December
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Limited, 900. Our Highest Recommendation. Haddon Sundblom (1899-1976) was Coke's most prolific artist, painting subjects that ranged from pin-up bathing beauties to soda-fountain scenes. They are actively collected today. During his peak period in the 1940s, he produced half of all Coke's advertising art, including the famous Santa everyone recognizes today. In the mid-1930s, he began to paint pin-ups and glamour pieces for calendars--this work was a major influence on many pin-up artists, such as Gil Elvgren, Edward Runci, Joyce Ballantyne, Art Frahm, and Harry Ekman. Sundblom's last assignment, in 1972, was a cover painting for Playboy's Christmas issue! This covers his entire career, including several full nudes. Illustrated Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTHSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color

This book has had one of the strongest pre-orders of any of Illustrated Press' titles. See our website for a full list, and note some are now out of print from the publisher, such as Dean Cornwell and Edward Giorgi, but we have enough for now. We have only six left of Ernie Fuchs. Jon Whitcomb is sold out.

Signed bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. By Mark Schultz. Mark Schultz once again shows growth in his exploration of technique, subject matter and story elements. Schultz says he's still working to refine his craft, and each new work is the result of an intense dedication to capturing his visions in new ways. In this new collection of the artist's works; the Xenozoic world takes center stage with preliminary drawings and concept designs from his upcoming Xenozoic graphic novel, placed in context with an introductory text that addresses his decisions behind the new art. Plus other works, as well as two spectacular panoramic fold-outs, one with color on both sides. Several nudes. Flesk, 2018...More.

Item Code: MSC03S
Soft Cover, 9x12, 56pg, Partial Color

By Mark Schultz. The first thing you can count on in any collection from Mark Schultz is a kind of subject matter, featuring outré situations involving daring men and women, and, often, fearsome beasts. The second thing you can count on is his allegiance to certain graphic media—generally brush and ink, and graphite and charcoal, but sometimes watercolor too. The third thing you can count on is that, although the subject matter and media stay consistent, his design, draftsmanship and control of his presentation are always evolving and growing, Here, in Carbon 2, his work has become noticeably bolder—more viscerally engaging. Flesk, 2016...More.

Item Code: MSC02S
Soft Cover, 9x12, 56pg, Partial Color

We may be getting more of the deluxe limited Schultz Portfolio ($100). We still have the trade edition ($50) in stock. See our website for more by Schultz: Artist Edition, a print, Xenozoic Tales...


Art Books

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

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

We were just warned that the first printing of this is already selling out. It may become unavailable for a short time until a reprint in November, but we have copies in stock NOW of the first printing.

See our website for more recent books about Walt, Disneyland, and collecting the newspaper strips.

Recommended. By Nathan Spoor. The catalog to the exhibition at Spoke Art's San Francisco and New York City galleries, this takes the viewer on a journey through alternate worlds with contemporary, cutting-edge fantasy and surreal illustrators. Hyper-realism and details to phantasmagoric scenes. 40 artists from around the world include: Alex Pardee, Andy Kehoe, Audrey Kawasaki, Esao Andrews, Fulvio Di Piazza, Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins, Heiko Muller, Ken Garduno, Meghan Howland, Meredith Marsone, Scott Musgrove, Skinner, Tran Nguyen and Wendy Ortiz. Minor nudity. Paragon Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: SUGGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 232pg, Full Color
$45.00 $39.95


Michael Whelan

BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan Hardcover Signed
Signed & limited, 1500! In A World of Her Own cover. Our Highest Recommendation. Foreword by Robert Williams. Escape to thought-provoking realms and explore awe-inspiring vistas with the best art of this Hugo-award winning artist. For nearly five decades, Michael Whelan has successfully straddled the historically at-odds worlds of fine art and commercial illustration. HIs work represents a logic-defying blend of pop-culture-defining imagery and impassioned personal expression that resonates with sophisticated art collectors as well as with top professionals in genre media. Baby Tattoo, 2018...More.

Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color

BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan Hardcover Signed
Signed & limted, 1500! Astrophysicist cover. Our Highest Recommendation. Foreword by Robert Williams. Escape to thought-provoking realms and explore awe-inspiring vistas with the best art of this Hugo-award winning artist. For nearly five decades, Michael Whelan has successfully straddled the historically at-odds worlds of fine art and commercial illustration. HIs work represents a logic-defying blend of pop-culture-defining imagery and impassioned personal expression that resonates with sophisticated art collectors as well as with top professionals in genre media. Baby Tattoo, 2018...More.

Item Code: BEYSFHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color


Both volumes above are also availabe in a trade edition.

BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan Signed Astrophysicist cover. Item Code: BEYSFS, $25.00

BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan Signed In A World of Her Own cover.Item Code: BEYSFVS, $25.00


You'll also find Whelan's work in most of the Spectrum annuals, Weinberg Tales, the ERB 100 Year Chronology, and on the cover of the just-in, new hardcover edition of Princess of Mars [ERBAPH. $24.95].


Comic Book Archives

Collecting the vintage Marvel magazine that ran from 1974-77. Recommended. By Doug Moench. Art by Vicente Alcazar, Sonny Trinidad, Alfredo Alcala, Tom Sutton, Jim Mooney et al. Rediscover Battle for the Planet of the Apes with the adaptation of the original screenplay for the film by acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter Paul Dehn (Murder on the Orient Express) from legendary writer Doug Moench (Batman), who was the visionary co-creator of DC Comics' villain Bane and Marvel's Moon Knight. Illustrated by fan-favorite Alfredo Alcala and a host of other artists. Also includes Moench's wildly inventive and all new stories, "Future History Chronicles" and "Evolution's Nightmare." BOOM!, 2018...More.

Item Code: PLAA04H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 336pg, Full Color
$59.99 $52.50

Volume 1 is out of print and sold out; volume 2 is out of print, but we have five copies left. Volume 3 is also available, same discounted price.

CONAN OMNIBUS Volume 6 Savagery and Sorrow
Collects Conan the Barbarian #13-25 and Conan the Avenger #1-6. Recommended. By Brian Wood and Fred Van Lente. Art by David Gianfelice, Paul Azaceta et al. Bargain priced! Boasting some dazzling art and featuring the Fred Van Lente-penned "Shadows Over Kush," over 400 story pages of unforgettable exploits, bone-chilling darkness, and spellbinding imagination.The acclaimed Brian Wood adaptation of Robert E. Howard's classic "Queen of the Black Coast" comes to its heartbreaking conclusion. Having found at long last his one true love and spiritual equal, the invincible barbarian Conan faces the one foe no warrior can defeat. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: COOM06
Soft Cover, 7X10, 448pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Volumes 1 and 3 are out of print and completely sold out. Volumes 2, 4 and 5 are in stock at the same discounted price. Volume 7 has been announced for November, but we aren't taking orders yet.

See our website for other Conan collections, including two items in Rare Books and the freestanding volumes, Wolves Beyond the Border [KINCW. $17.99, your price $15.99], Conan the Slayer 1 & 2 [CONSL01, 02. $19.99, your price $17.99] and Wonder Woman/Conan [WWCONH. $24.99, your price $21.99].

ALSO coming in Nov
Collects #0-25, 2008-2010, the entire run. Highly Recommended. By Timothy Truman. Art by Tomas Giorello, Richard Corben et al. Conan returns to his homeland to explore his roots and find renewed purpose as a young mercenary. This complete collection of Dark Horse's Conan the Cimmerian run gathers issues #0 to #25 of that celebrated series together, including all variant cover work! The award-winning creative team of Timothy Truman, Tomás Giorello, and José Villarrubia adapt several of Robert E. Howard's original Conan stories and tell new tales that tie everything together chronologically. Dark Horse, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: COLOCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 680pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

4th and final Omnibus collection. Highly Recommended. By Mike Magnola. On the heels of The Wild Hunt, Hellboy is cast into Hell, where familiar faces reveal secrets of his origins, and previously unknown family members come forward. Hellboy forever alters the face of Hell, giving new significance to his role of Beast of the Apocalypse. While featuring big answers and one of the most momentous choices Hellboy's ever made, Hellboy in Hell also offers a return to the simplest and best Hellboy stories, as Hellboy roams a unique world only Mignola could present, filled with strange and magical encounters rich with the power of folklore and myth. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: HELLBOM04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 288pg, Partial Color
$24.99 $21.99

Volumes 1-3 are available at the same discounted price.


Marvel Epic Collections

FANTASTIC FOUR Epic Collection Volume 3 The Coming of Galactus
Fantastic Four #33-51 & Annual #3, 1964-66. Our Highest Recommendation. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. If Stan Lee and Jack Kirby set the comics world on fire in 1961 with the debut of Fantastic Four, in 1965 they tuned it up and really got humming along. Letting loose an unmatched burst of rapid-fire creativity, they gave birth to the Frightful Four, the Inhumans, Galactus, the Silver Surfer and even pulled off the first super hero wedding--all here. There are also monster menaces galore, including Dragon Man, and out-of-this-world villains, from the shape-shifting Skrulls to the undersea warlord Attuma. Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: FFE03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 448pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

See more Fantastic Four archives and epic collections on our website.

SECRET INVASION Rise of the Skrulls
By Stan Lee, Roy Thomas et al. Art by Jack Kirby, John Buscema, John Byrne, Ron LIm, Lee Weeks et al. Chart the history of the Skrulls, from their first visits to Earth, in FF #2, 1962, to their devastating Secret Invasion! Meet the Super-Skrull who wields all the Fantastic Four's powers! Witness the Kree/Skrull War's cataclysmic climax alongside the Avengers! The legendary Mar-Vell returns from the dead -- or does he? And Carol Danvers is swept up in the alien intrigue as the Secret Invasion begins! Plus: 19th century and 1950s infiltration attempts! Galactus targets the Skrull throneworld! And more! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: SECINV
Soft Cover, 7x10, 496pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

HUMAN TORCH AND THE THING Strange Tales Complete Collection
Collects Strange Tales #101-134 & Annual #2, 1962-65. Highly Recommended. After the groundbreaking debut of Fantastic Four, readers couldn't get enough of Marvel's innovative new heroes -- especially the Human Torch! So Stan & Jack gave the fiery teen sensation his own series in the pages of Strange Tales, replacing the classic monster stories there. Kind of. After a hot streak of solo stories, the Torch was joined by the Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing, and the two teammates tackled the Wizard, the Sandman, the Rabble Rouser, Plantman and the one and only Paste-Pot Pete! Plus 16 bonus pages of original art and new covers from the reprint series. ...More.

Item Code: HUMTHI
Soft Cover, 7x10, 520pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Collects Marvel Feature #11-12, 1973; Marvel Two-In-One #1-19, 1974-75; and Marvel Team-Up #47, 1976. By Steve Gerber and Bill Mantlow & a host of others. Art by Sal Buscema, Gil Kane, Ron Wilson et al. Watch out Yancy Street! Benjamin Grimm, A.K.A. the Fantastic Four's Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing, is stomping his way into his own series, guest-starring the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe. Our boy battles the Incredible Hulk, the minions of Thanos and the giant monster Braggadoom, and even brings the Guardians of the Galaxy back into the firmament of Marvel stars. He also joins forces with icons like Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Daredevil and Luke Cage. Topping it off, the Thing joins the Amazing Spider-Man in a crossover classic! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: MTE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 520pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99


Comic Strip Collections

1982-84. Highly 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. Every Sunday page in full color, complete with the never-before-collected title header and "bonus" panels. Nine key stories from Star Wars Legends written by the renowned Archie Goodwin and illustrated by EC comics master artist Al Williamson, doing what he does best--sci fi fantasy. Bonus introduction with 36 Star Wars Scrapbook fighters, starships and robots. Nine complete stories. IDW, 2018...More.

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

Volumes 1 and 2 remain available at the same discounted price [STW01H, STW02H].

Publisher File Copy. Our Highest Recommendation. By Hal Foster. Edited by Rick Norwood. The first and still only way to read these magnificent pages in the full, original size. Three volumes were published by Norwood, who continues to publish Comics Revue. The first year, 1937, with 47 pages seminal pages of Young Val's youth in the fens of England, as a young squire and aspiring to become a knight in King Arthur's circle. A bonus section reproduces Foster's personal Christmas cards over several pages. Full color on giant 17" x 22" size on 100 lb. acid-free paper. Reproduced from black and white proofs and then re-colored to match the originals. Manuscript Press, 1982. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: PV01SC
Soft Cover, 17x22, 55pg, Full Color

The publisher discovered four copies of this and offered them to us. We've already sold one, and have three left as I write this. This has been out of print for literally a decade or more. Volume 2 still remains available, on sale at $49.95 [PV02SC].

See our website for more Prince Valiant by Gary Gianni and others. And all of the current Fantagraphics hardcovers, Volumes 1 through 17, the latest release.


Graphic Novels

GIANTS, TROLLS, WITCHES, BEASTS Ten Tales From The Deep, Dark Woods
Imagine Bone's Jeff Smith doing ten fun stories! Highly Recommended. By Craig Phillips. Introduction by Carole Wilkinson. A cobbler girl tricks the Wawel Dragon, after all the king's knights fail. The Polar Bear King loses his skin. Momotaro, born from a peach, defies the ogres everyone else is too scared to face. Snow White and Rose Red make friends with a bear. From Poland to Iceland, Japan to Germany, these ten fairytales from across the globe are re-told as comics. And the artist has a whimsical, almost animation-like style that reminds us of the great Jeff Smith (Bone). Giants! Trolls! Witches! Beasts! You will encounter them all in this visual cornucopia of a book. Perfect all-ages book and an ideal Christmas gift. Allen & Unwin, 2017...More.

Item Code: GIATR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 184pg, Full Color

See our website for more kid's illustrated fiction like this, as well as facsimile illustrated books.

SKYWARD Volume 1 My Low-G Life
Collects #1-5, 2018. Recommended. By Joe Henderson. Art by Lee Garbett and Antonio Fabela. One day, gravity on Earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it's...well, it's pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don't jump too high. And maybe don't get mixed up in your Dad's secret plan to bring gravity back--because that could get you killed...offbeat, different, and we like it. Very unusual sci-fi concept. Image, 2018...More.

Item Code: SKY01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 168pg, Full Color

Recommended. By Tommy Redolfi. Holy Wood is filled with freaks and monsters who all want a taste of Marilyn--exploiting her, changing her, seducing her. This fascinating but very dark parable is Marilyn Monroe's dark journey like you've never seen before, from naive Norma Jean Baker to "sex goddess." The famous Hollywood Hills. A strange spooky forest filled with freaks and old trailers. This is where movie stars are born in this alternate world. Determined to become one, shy Norma shares her hopes and dreams, but finds her path is far from what she expected. First published in France. A very strange and surreal graphic novel. Humanoids, 2018...More.

Item Code: MARIM
Soft Cover, 8x10, 248pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $26.95

We have two Marilyn photo collections, Marilyn in Words and Pictures [MARINH. $17.99] and Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modeling Years [BEFMH. $35, your price $29.95]. Also the 2017 Marilyn Calendar on sale [MM17. $15.99, your price $2.99].

And the Earl Moran print, Spanish Girl [2 copies, EMSGPR. $270.00 pub price, for $19.95 or five copies, EMSGPRS. $600 pub price, for $29.95]. Plus a framed print of her as Jean Harlow, signed by photographer Richard Avedon, 1983 [RB650. $300].

Adapted from the Francis Ford Coppola Film. Recommended. By Roy Thomas. Art by Mike Mignola and John Nyberg. Mike Mignola is one of the most popular comic book artists of the past thirty years, known for such important works as Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Cosmic Odyssey, and, of course, Hellboy. Considered to be among Mignola's greatest works, Bram Stoker's Dracula was his last project before Hellboy. This was originally released as a full-color four-issue adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 movie released by Columbia Pictures (Sony). Unavailable for nearly 25 years, now collected in a deluxe oversized hardcover in gorgeous black and white. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: BRAMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 136pg, b&w
$29.99 $26.99

See our website for Gene Colan's Tomb of Dracula artist's edition, and Crepax's erotic Dracula, Frankenstein & Other Stories [CREP01H. $75, your price $65].


Warehouse Find

Warehouse find, 1969. 50% off Overstreet Guide Value. Our Highest Recommendation. By Wally Wood, Steve Ditko and Ralph Reese. First of a two-issue comic book series that represents one of the earliest independent comics. Produced in 1969 by the publishers of Overseas Weekly and sold in Army PX's. That was where Wood's adult-themed Cannon and Sally Forth were appearing at the time. A second issue was published by CPL Gang Publications in 1976. This 32-page, color comic book, in as-new condition from a stash of uncirculated copies, features three stories with original characters. Cover price was 15 cents. Wally Wood, 1969. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: HERIN
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

These were offered to us by a collector who came across an uncirculated batch at a flea market, many years ago. I know the book had surfaced in multiple copies before, which is why such a cool comic, from 1969, only goes for a mere $15 in Overstreet. But regardless, if you don't already have a copy, this is way cool, a blast from the past—from going on 50 years ago! I am not going to invidually grade these, not for $7.50, but rest asssured no copy is less than Very Fine 8.0, and most are even better.

For all our other Wally Wood, starting with on-sale items, see our website.


Coming in December

THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 15 1957-58
Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Wilson McCoy. Reprinted for the first time in their entirety are six complete continuities: “The Calyle's Good Mark,” “The Crybaby,” “The Underwater Diamond Thieves,” “The Betrothal,” “The Swamp Rats,” and “Oogooru and the Witchmen.” Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials. Hermes, 2018. Due to publisher delay, to be determined. ...More.

Item Code: PH15H
Hard Cover, 12x8, 272pg, Full Color
$60.00 $54.95

Missed any...see our website for back columes, plus Sunday Page collections, prose novels and more Phantom.

FLASH The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 1
New Printing. Collects Showcase #4, 8, 13 and 14 and The Flash #105-132. Highly Recommended. By Robert Kanigher and John Broome. Art by Carmine Infantino. This massive title collects the entire run of the first years of the Silver Age adventures of The Flash. Stories include the origin of The Flash, the first appearances of his sidekick, Kid Flash, fellow detective The Elongated Man, and much more. Beginning with the ultra-rare Showcase #4 in 1958, this is killer, great work. And the art: this is the young Carmine Infantino doing what he did best. he brought a flair and feeling of speed to the character that made him THE Flash artist. DC, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

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

This had gone out of print and sold out. This is a new printing. Volume 2 is in stock now [FL02H. $100, your price $85].

Dailies & Sundays, 1950-51. Recommended. By Harold Gray. It's "Open Season for Trouble" as America's spunkiest kid, "Daddy" Warbucks, Punjab and The Asp battle wily Communist spies, search for a potentially game-changing mineral known as QX-7, contend with small-town cheats, and make a frightful discovery about disappearing patients at a shady rest home. The action ranges from the played-out mining town of Fiasco, where "Daddy" made his first million, to the land of the genii, where Punjab dispatches his enemies. Meanwhile, Annie and Sandy are separated, but their reunion is a silver lining inside a very dark cloud! LAOC, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

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

See all back volumes in stock on our website.

Collects #128-133, 1981. Recommended. By Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay et al. Art by Alfredo Alcala, Cuti et al. Creepy opens one crypt too many to expose a writhing mass of frightful fun, reanimating classic tales of terror from the most harrowing horror series in comics history! #132 is an all-Corben issue, cover and all stories. Plus two covers each by Frank Frazetta (reprinted from earlier times) and Jeff Easley. Also work by Rudy Nebres, Luis Bermejo, Bill Draut, Paul Neary, Carmine Infantino & Alcala, Herb Arnold, Pepe Moreno, Martin Salvador, Romeo Tanghal & Alcala and others. Dark Horse, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

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

Missed any...see our website.


Bargain Books

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

STAR WARS Artifact Edition [SWAEH. $125.00 $99.00].

STAR WARS LEGENDS THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS Epic Collection Volume 2 [SWLE02. $39.99 $24.99].

BLAME! Master Edition 3 [BLAM03. $34.95 $5.00].

FRITZ KAHN Infographics Pioneer [FRIKAH. $20.00 $15.00].

HARVEY HORRORS BLACK CAT MYSTERY Volume 2 [HHB02. $24.99 $12.50].


75 YEARS OF DC COMICS The Art of Modern Mythmaking New Edition [75YH. $70.00 $49.95].

KRAMPUS 2 Playing Cards [KRAPC02. $6.95 $4.95].

MISTER X The Modern Age Signed [MRXD. $100.00 $69.00].

HARMONY OF REFLECTED LIGHT The Photographs of Arthur Wesley Dow [PAWD. $45.00 $10.00].

You can see all of our discounted items on the website, under Closeouts at the end of each category (such as Artists and Illustration, Comics Related, etc). To get on our email list for Sales & Specials, click here.


News and Notes

Flesk Books going out of print

The Storms at Sea Deluxe by Schultz is down to 20 copies from the publisher, and we have just seven left [STOSED. $100]. James Bama American Realist has been on sale and discounted for a while now, but they are almost out. We still have copies if you order soon [JMH. $34.95, your price $14.95]. They may sell out since they are listed in our latest catalog. We also have two free Bama books, one can be included free with any order for a Flesk book.
Their J.A.W. Cooper set of three books is also very low. And so is Gary Gianni's nearly new The Call of Cthulhu [ILLCH. $24.95]. Also going fast is Hellboy Into the Silent Sea Studio Edition [HELISEH. $50]. Our copies include an exclusive signed bookplate.
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OAF – The Oklahoma Alliance of Fans, October 6-7 in Norman, OK.

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, Seattle, Washington, October 12-14.

Sac-Con, Sacramento, California, October 21.

In February 2019, we'll be at the Pasadena Antiquarian Book Fair, and the ABAA International Antiquarian Book Fair in Oakland, both in California.

Would you like me to bring along anything for you to check out? Feel free to ask. I get asked about new products at every show, but I never have space for more than a fraction of what we handle. Email me

I can't attend this year, but I recommend you check out the reinstated Dallas Fantasy Fair, November 24-25. Jim Steranko is headlining, and it's put on by publisher David Spurlock, Vanguard. Maybe I can make it next year, sounds like a good old-time show. Here's a link for tickets.



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