It's nearly all Archives and Graphic Novels this week. And a lot of variety. But first we have a wonderful Harryhausen Poster collection and John Byrne's X-Men Artifact Edition. Then you will find Berlin, Lovecraft's GN bio, Donald Duck, Harley and Ivy meet Betty and Veronica—and switch personas! Also a new Druillet edition, The Legion of Superheroes, Beatles' Yellow Submarine, and at last, EC's earliest title, War Against Crime. And first listings of an upcoming Calla Books White Sale.
|Art Books | Comics Archives | Graphic Novels
Coming in November and December | Bargain Books
Rare & Out of Print | Mature Readers | News & Notes | Website Index
|HARRYHAUSEN The Movie Posters
Highly Recommended. By Richard Holliss. Foreword by John Landis. ALL the posters from all of Ray's movies, from 1949's Mighty Joe Young to Clash of the Titans in 1981. There has never been a book published devoted solely to the promotional art associated with the films themselves. Featuring posters from all over the world, and you'll be jazzed to see new renditions of so many of his classic works, created by artists in Japan, Italy, England, Germany etc. Plus commentary from The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, this is an essential for any Harryhausen fan. Oversized, gold binding and full color jacket. Titan, 2018...More.
Item Code: HARMH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 192pg, Full Color
Still available is Ray Harryhausen Special Effects Titan DVD [RHSET. $14.95].
ART OF HAMMER Posters From the Archive of Hammer Films
Revised and updated edition. Recommended. By Marcus Hearn. Hammer Films were almost as well known for the way in which they sold their films as for the films themselves. The Art of Hammer is the first ever collection of the company's iconic movie posters, and is a celebration of movie art at its best. This large format, lavish hardback is now fully updated and brings together hundreds of rare posters from around the world, featuring Hammer's greatest films, from famous ones to sleazy soft-core with lots of nudity. They covered the full spectrum of horror. Titan, 2016. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: ARHAMH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 200pg, Full Color
|JOHN BYRNE'S X-MEN Artifact Edition
Recommended. By Chris Claremont. Art by John Byrne. John Byrne's run on the X-Men began with issue #108 and lasted until #143. This Artifact Edition includes more than 100 pages of X-Men covers, splashes, and pages from this run. The team of Claremont, Byrne, and Austin made the X-Men (which was already a hit series under Dave Cockrum) soar to #1 in new comics sales. They introduced Alpha Flight, and then created the mythic storylines “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past.” Also a long cover gallery plus bonus work in b&w and color. IDW, 2018...More.
Item Code: JBXAEH
Hard Cover, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
More John Byrne: Marvel Universe by John Byrne Volumes 1 and 2 [MUJB01H, MUJB02H. $125, your price $105], Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus [FFJOM01H. $125, your price $105], Wonder Woman by John Byrne [WWJB01H, WWJB02H. $39.99, your price $34.99 each]. Also The Alpha Flight Omnibus, on sale, with just two copies left [ALFLH. $100, your price $59].
|BEST OF DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY
Highly Recommended. By Frank V. Martinek. Edited by Craig Yoe. A collection of the best stories from the classic Fawcett run of Don Winslow of the Navy, beginning with the first issue in 1953. Long, well illustrated introduction detailing his appearances first as a newspaper comic strip (1934-52), then in films, books, pulps and other media. Winslow fights the Axis and super villains like The Snake and the smoldering hot, but deadly, Singapore Sal, a lady pirate. The character served to foster recruitment, entertain Navy personnel and the general public during World War II and beyond and was wildly popular. Dead Reckoning, 2018...More.
Item Code: BEDWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 272pg, Full Color
|WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK The Black Pearls of Tabu Yama
Book 19 in the series, 1957-58. Our Highest Recommendation. By Carl Barks. In our title story, Donald, Uncle Scrooge, and the nephews are searching for rare black pearls on a remote island. But when their boat is sucked into an underwater cavern, they discover the fury of the island's volcano! In a second epic adventure, they're battling an invasive bug species--so Donald and the boys head off to the uncharted jungles of the Amazon rainforest to bring back the bug's natural enemy species. But a mystery foe, out to foil their mission, sends a crocodile stampede their way — which is only a warm-up to the stampede of dinosaurs they face when they get to The Forbidden Valley. Fantagraphics, 2018...More.
Item Code: WDBLPJ
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 200pg, Full Color
This is Book 19 in the series. See all other books, and slipcased sets of two volumes, on our website.
|BATMAN The Brave and The Bold Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 2
Collects #110-156, 1974-79. By Bob Haney. Art by Jim Aparo. Throughout the 1970s, Batman fought evil side-by-side with DC Comics' greatest--and, occasionally, strangest--superheroes. Guest-starring Wonder Woman, the Joker, Aquaman, the Atom, the Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, the Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, The Metal Men and others, this title features gritty artwork by Jim Aparo and fun, fast-paced stories written by Bob Haney, collected in a single, massive hardcover for the first time. Includes a "meta story" in which Haney and Aparo assist Batman and Sgt. Rock! DC, 2018...More.
Item Code: BATBB02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 776pg, Full Color
We've reduced the price on Volume One--the last two we have are 40% off. [BATBB01H. $125, your price $75].
|NEW GODS By Jack Kirby
Collects #1-11, The Hunger Dogs GN and a bonus issue. Recommended. Jack Kirby's sprawling saga of the Fourth World was a bold storytelling vision decades ahead of its time. DC re-presents this groundbreaking work in a brand-new series of bargain-priced trade paperbacks. And at the center of Kirby's startlingly original pantheon of larger-than-life characters are two of comics' greatest adversaries: Orion of New Genesis and Darkseid of Apokolips. DC, 2018...More.
Item Code: NEWGO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
See more Kirby from Omnibus and softcover collections, to Artist's Edition, on the website.
|LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES The Silver Age Volume 1
1948-63. Recommended. By Otto Binder. Jerry Siegel, Edmond Hamilton et al. Art by Al Plastino with Jim Mooney, Curt Swan et al. The Legion of Super-Heroes was merely a clever title for a group of teenage superheroes (only three of whom were actually named) from the far future who went back in time to pay tribute to the greatest teenage superhero of them all--the Boy of Steel, Superboy. It all began in Adventure Comics #147, where Superboy appeared each month. But the interest from comics fans was so great, the super-team was brought back time and time again, in most of the Superman Family titles. DC, 2018...More.
Item Code: LEGS01
Hard Cover, 7x11, 328pg, Full Color
The Legion Omnibus Editions are also still available.
|HELLBOY The Complete Short Stories Volume 2
Bargain-priced! Highly Recommended. By Mike Mignola. Art by Richard Corben, Scott Hampton, P. Craig Russell et al. This 368-page volume covers Hellboy's adventures from from 1961 to 1993 (in his life), leading up to Seed of Destruction. It includes stories from the Hellboy collections The Troll Witch, The Chained Coffin, The Bride of Hell, The Right Hand of Doom, and The Crooked Man, including "Heads," "Buster Oakley Gets His Wish," and "A Christmas Underground." With over 100 pages drawn by Mike Mignola himself, and an incredible roster of artists! The two Short Stories volumes, along with the four-volume Hellboy Omnibus series, collect all of Mignola's award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order. Dark Horse, 2018...More.
Item Code: HELLB02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 368pg, Full Color
See all our Hellboy on the website.
|THE MICHAEL MOORCOCK LIBRARY The Chronicles of Corum The Queen of Swords
From First Comics and Star*Reach, 1986. By Mike Baron. Art by Mike Mignola and Kelley Jones. After his defeat of the Chaos Lord Arioch, Prince Corum has little time to rest. His actions have angered Arioch's sister, Xiombarg, known as the Queen of the Swords. The Prince in the Scarlet Robe must fight on, facing the formidable Mabden armies, and taking on the might of the Queen of the Swords herself. Faced with immense powers of evil on all sides, Corum must reach the City of the Pyramid. But first he will encounter nightmarish creatures, unsettling sorcery, and uncanny new planes of existence. Titan, 2018...More.
Item Code: MMEMCQH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
|HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA
Collects #1-6, 2017-18. By Paul Dini and Marc Andreyko. Art by Laura Braga and Adriana Melo. Veronica's father wants to invest in the future by building a university with free tuition for Riverdale's residents. His site is a protected swamp on the outskirts of town, and once news of the plan reaches Gotham City, a certain eco-warrior (a.k.a. Poison Ivy) is determined to prevent the dream from becoming reality. Here's a mash-up of two very different comic book universes! However, Ivy and her bestie Harley Quinn, thanks to Zatanna, switch personas with Betty and Veronica! DC, 2018...More.
Item Code: HARLMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
|THE BEST OF ARCHIE AMERICANA Bronze Age 1980'S-1990'S
Recommended. Foreword by Dan Parent. By Dan DeCarlo, Bob Bolling, Stan Goldberg et al The Awesome Eighties: Experience the punk movement as it shakes up Riverdale! Relive the Urban Cowboy craze! The rise of MTV! Preppie, new wave and Flashdance fashions! Boogie with Archie and the gang at the roller disco! The Nifty Nineties: the fads and fashions of the decade. Boy bands, chow down with the fat free dessert craze, and hook up your satellite dish so you can enjoy purple dinosaurs, funny home videos, teens from Beverly Hills and more! Dozens and dozens of stories. Archie Comics, 2018...More.
Item Code: BESBA
Soft Cover, 5x7, 414pg, Full Color
|EC ARCHIVES WAR AGAINST CRIME Volume 1
Collects #1-6,1948-49. Recommended. Art by Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, Graham Ingels, Lee Ames et al. Before EC discovered horror and sci-fi, there were the "pre-trend" titles like this one, emulating the bloody violence, the bad girls,and the crazed killers found in the highly successful Crime Does Not Pay. Long overlooked except by the most devoted EC fans, now we finally have a good archival reprint. The quality of artwork varies, as our EC boys were just learning their trade. Fine covers by Craig for every issue, plus a story of his also. Feldstein puts in five stories in six issues. Also: Shelly Moldoff, Howard Larson, Leonard Starr, Graham Ingels. Dark Horse, 2018...More.
Item Code: ECWA01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 200pg, Full Color
|EERIE ARCHIVES Volume 24
Collects #114-118, 1980-81. Recommended. Art by Victor de la Fuente, Carlos Jimenez, E.R. Cruz, Rudy Nebres, et al. Nearly 300 pages of sci-fi, adventure, and horror, with stories unavailable for over 35 years. Fine new work by both Filipino and Spanish artists. There is sword and sorcery and sci-fi by Fernando Fernandez, Fred Redondo, and "The Executioners" by Carlos Jimenez. Covers by Erich Torres and Sanjulian. Issue #115 is a book-length story, "Night of the Jackass," by Jose Ortiz. De La Fuente's fine sword and sorcery strip, Haxtur, is serialized in these issues. Adult themes, nudity. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: EER24H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 296pg, Partial Color
|SHOT ALL TO HELL
Highly Recommended. By Nate Olson and Mark Lee Gardner. Art by Nate Olson and Nic Chapuis. Discover the incredible true story behind this famous bank robbery in this outstanding graphic novel adaptation of Mark Lee Gardner's award-winning book Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, The Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape. With minutiae and detail from every part of the story, right down to who was doing the shooting, where they were wounded, and what happened to all involved after the incident, we follow Jesse & Frank James and The Younger Brothers as they plan, carry out—and bungle—the job. Insight Comics, 2018...More.
Item Code: SHOTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 136pg, Full Color
We've got more western graphic novels, and I recommend many of them. See the website.
|BERLIN The Complete Edition
"...truly a masterful narrative." Recommended. By Jason Lutes. During the past two decades, Jason Lutes has quietly created one of the masterworks of the graphic novel golden age. Serialized in twenty-two issues, collected in two volumes, with a third to be co-released at the time of this omnibus, Berlin has over 100,000 copies in print. Here are the three books in one massive hardcover. An intricate look at the fall of the Weimar Republic through the eyes of its citizens, beginning in 1928, using a large cast of ordinary characters, we see Berlin at its best and its worst, as fascists set it up for the destruction during the war. Occasional adult themes. Drawn & Quarterly, 2018. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: BERLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 580pg, b&w
|H.P. LOVECRAFT He Who Wrote in the Darkness
Highly Recommended. By Alex Nikolavitch. Art by Gervasio-Aon-Lee. Beginning with his move to Brooklyn in 1925, this factual graphic novel follows HPL on his many moves, his introverted lifestyle, his initial failed attempts to break into Weird Tales and their later attempt to hire him as editor! Interspersed through the bio are pieces of several of his most famous stories, as he daydreams or writes them up and we see related art with Cthulhu, mythical Arkham and The Necronomicon, his "alter ego," Randolph Carter, Charles Dexter Ward, etc. HPL liked hanging out in graveyards at night, and always seemed to return to his beloved Providence. Pegasus Books, 2018...More.
Item Code: HPLHH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color
Lots more Lovecraft on the website, from the Cthulhu statue to the Complete HPL collection still at the bargain price of $14.95 [CFHPH], or in the deluxe fancy slipcased edition [CWHPH. $35, your price $29.95].
|MICHAEL HAGUE'S MAMMON
Michael Hague is an American illustrator and writer, primarily of children's fantasy books. But here he creates a horrifying vampire graphic novel, which begins on the streets of 1920s London and ends at the gates of Hell. Our protagonist is writer Jonathan Meeks, who is captivated by the story of Dracula. On a quest for immortality, to discover if there is truth at the heart of the vampire myth, Meeks discovers there is far more truth in fiction. Nudity, adult situations. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: MIHAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 136pg, Full Color
|YRAGAËL & URM THE MAD
Recommended. By Philippe Druillet and Michel Demuth. Born from chaos, Prince Yragaël is the last hope for Earth. Gods and demons stroll the land, attempting to enforce their authority on the Last Men once more. He falls prey to the queen of Spharain, and from their union comes a son, Urm -- a grotesque fool with the potential to redeem mankind. This collects two more amazing graphic novels first seen in the 1970s in France, then translated to English. Influences as disparate as Jack Kirby, Gustaf Doré and psychedelic art, yet entirely original in its day, with huge, complex, detailed panormatic scenes. Titan, 2018...More.
Item Code: YRAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 80pg, Full Color
|BEATLES Yellow Submarine
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine. By Bill Morrison. The first-ever graphic novel based on the Beetle's wild and strange animated film. The music-loving, underwater paradise of Pepperland has been overrun by the music-hating Blue Meanies. They turn the people of Pepperland into living statues by dropping apples on them and imprison the Pepperland's guardians, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, before confiscating all the musical instruments in the land. Young Fred escapes in the fabled Yellow Submarine to find help--from the Beatles, of course. Titan, 2018...More.
Item Code: BEATYH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 112pg
|VERTIGO A Celebration of 25 Years
Highly Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Jock. This deluxe hardcover relives the history of the innovative imprint as told by the people who lived it. A luxurious hybrid of oral history and retrospective art book, it features a comprehensive timeline of every Vertigo project ever released; long-lost and never-before-seen artwork and story material; insightful new interviews and behind-the-scenes intrigue with Vertigo writers, artists, editors, and designers; and all-new short stories and illustrations from classic Vertigo creators and other top comics talent. DC, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.
Item Code: VERTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 300pg, Full Color
|THE COMPLETE CHESTER GOULD'S DICK TRACY Volume 25
Dailies & Sundays, 1969-70. Recommended. By Chester Gould. Dick Tracy closes out the 1960s by moonlighting--literally! The master sleuth takes a part-time second job as Head of Security and Law Enforcement for Diet Smith's operations based on the moon. Soon Tracy learns that an international crime syndicate, the Apparatus, has infiltrated Smith's organization on the lunar surface. Determined to expand its nefarious empire, the Apparatus snares Dick and Tess Tracy, leaving them caught in one of the most frightening death traps in the history of the series. In the aftermath Dick Tracy is left blind, with the killers still after him! Tracy then meets Tinky, a young blind girl who will play a key role throughout the 1970s. IDW, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.
Item Code: CC25H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 296pg, b&w
|EC ARCHIVES Vault of Horror Volume 5
Collects #36-40, 1953-54. Highly Recommended. By Bill Gaines, Johhny Craig et al. Art by Johnny Craig, Jack Davis et al. Dark Horse Comics brings even more macabrely majestic stories from the Vault! This terrifying tome has been digitally recolored--using Marie Severin's original palette as a guide--and features stories drawn by all-star comic artists Johnny Craig, Graham Ingels, Joe Orlando, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, and George Evans! Dark Horse, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.
Item Code: ECV05H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 184pg, Full Color
|EERIE ARCHIVES Volume 25
Collects #120-125. Recommended. Art by Victor de la Fuente, Carlos Jimenez, E.R. Cruz, Rudy Nebres, E.R. Cruz et al. Tales of gruesome horror, astonishing fantasy, science fiction and white-knuckle adventure from one of comics most acclaimed magazines. Featuring stories by Victor de la Fuente, Don McGregor, E.R. Cruz, Budd Lewis, Val Mayerik, and others. Some adult themes and nudity. Dark Horse, 2018. Due Jan. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: EER25H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 296pg, Partial Color
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.
MIKE MIGNOLA'S HELLBOY Artist's Edition [MMHAEH.
BATMAN The Brave and The Bold Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 1 [BATBB01H.
BATMAN CLASSIC TV 1966 BATGIRL Statue [BATBG.
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS RAVEN Statue [DCBR.
DC COMICS COVER GIRLS HARLEY QUINN Statue [DCHQ.
WILLIAM GIBSON'S ARCHANGEL [WILGH.
DC COMICS JUSTICE LEAGUE Starter Poker Set [DCJLP.
LUIS ROYO JOKER Statue [LRJOK.
S. CLAY WILSON'S ABC Deluxe Signed [WILAD.
ALPHA FLIGHT Omnibus by John Byrne [ALFLH.
This week I’ve seriously discounted some of my favorite items. You are the first to see these. Unless we’ve listed two, we have only one copy of each of these.
SILVER AGE The Second Generation of Comic Book Artists [RB05.
SILVER AGE The Second Generation of Comic Book Artists [RB08.
WINDSOR MCCAY His Life and Art [RB26.
THE ART OF JACK KIRBY Regular Unsigned Edition [RB27.
THE ART OF JACK KIRBY Deluxe [RB28.
THE GREMLINS [RB46.
SWORDSMEN AND SAURIANS [RB52.
SWORDSMEN AND SAURIANS [RB53.
LONE SLOANE Le Mystere Des Abimes [RB62.
HISTOIRE D' X Textes & Dessins Moebius [RB63.
BODE'S THE LIZARD OF OZ [RB64.
THE LITTLE LULU LIBRARY Volume 5 Books 13-15 [RB75.
THE LITTLE LULU LIBRARY Volume 2 Books 4-6 [RB76.
THE LITTLE LULU LIBRARY Volume 6 Books 16-18 [RB79.
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN The Absolute Edition Volume 1 [RB88.
Click here to add yourself to our Rare & Out of Print mailing list.
We have an entirely new collection by Helmet Newton, called Work. It spans his entire career of avante-garde nude and fashion photography. Lots of edgy nudes with attitude. From Taschen. See all of our nude photography books here, and all of our Taschen titles here.
Click here to add yourself to our Adult's Only mailing list.
We are working on a Late Summer clearance sale that will go out September 18. Our feature grouping will be 18 “white sale” titles from Dover & Calla Books, their imprint. A white sale is when a publisher offers us a special price, so that we can essentially offer a brand new book as a sale book, with new pricing. Along with several titles entirely new to us, we now have reduced prices on the following, which are available for your order. Several are MORE than 50% off. But rather than take up space here in the weekly email, we're saving the full listings of them for that email. Here are the teasers:
U.S.S. Stevens: The Collected Stories by Sam Glanzman (gets my highest recommendation)
Attu: The Collected Volumes by Sam Glanzman
Sindbad the Sailor and Other Stories from The Arabian Nights, illustrated by Edmund Dulac (facsimile of the 1914 edition)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, illustrated by Hugh Thompson (facsimile of the 1910 edition)
The Ring O'Roses Treasury Nursery Rhymes and Stories by Leslie Brook (1905 facsimile)
Joan of Arc Art by O.D.V. Guillonnet (facsimile of the 1912 edition)
Romance of Tristan and Iseult/hurt Art by Robert Engels (facsimile of the 1903 edition which was limited to 300 copies)
Our Catalog and Contact Info
We publish a color catalog every two months—if you’ve placed an order in the last 12 months, you will receive it hot off the press. If this is your first order, or if you’d like an extra copy, you can add one to your order: click here. Or call or send us your address and we’ll mail one to you. You can also download it here
Note: FREE SHIPPING OVER $300. If your order total is $300 or more and you are in the U.S., we pay the standard shipping cost.
Contact us: email@example.com or 530-273-2166 Mon-Fri 9-4
See our website for thousands of books of the Unusual and Hard-to-Find ~ Hundreds on Sale!