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Thursday, September 13, 2018

New P. Craig Russell Artist Editions, Patrick J. Jones, Batman, Hercules by Sam Glanzman, Edgar Rice Burroughs classics, exclusive 2019 calendars and more!

I really like both new P. Craig Russell Artist Editions, as well as the latest art/instructional book from Patrick J. Jones, Figures From Life. We've also got three new Batman titles: Frank Miller's Master Race plus the prelude to and Deluxe Wedding Album! Also the complete Hercules by Sam Glanzman, three nearly exclusive Edgar Rice Burroughs classics, and four exclusive 2019 calendars. Also two new Omnibus collections: featuring The Fantastic Four, and Batman by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale. Plus the life and art of fantasy illustrator James Cawthorn. And more...

Art Books  |  New from Patrick J. Jones  |  Archives & Graphic Novels  |  Sam Glanzman
Omnibus Volumes  |  Edgar Rice Burroughs  |  2019 Calendars  |  Coming in November
Bargain Books  |  Rare & Out of Print  |  Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index
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Art Books

 
P. CRAIG RUSSELL'S JUNGLE BOOK AND OTHER STORIES Fine Art Edition
Highly Recommended. This 148-page Fine Art Edition includes the following complete Jungle Book stories: "The King's Ankus," " Red Dog" and "The Spring Running" plus three of Russell's most acclaimed early works: "Siegfried and the Dragon," "La Sonnambula and the City of Sleep" and "Breakdown on the Starship Remembrance." Includes artist's notes with background info on each of the stories as well as a bonus gallery featuring even more Jungle Book-related Russell art and covers. One of two matched editions from a new publisher. Wayne Alan Harold, 2018...More.

Item Code: PJUNGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 148pg, b&w
$125.00

 
P. CRAIG RUSSELL'S SALOME AND OTHER STORIES Fine Art Edition
Highly Recommended. The complete Salome (32 pages), The Clowns (Pagliacci) (34 pages), and Cavalleria Rusticana (The Godfather's Code) (33 pages). Plus artist's notes with background info on each story as well as a bonus gallery with additional art and preliminary drawings that relate to the complete stories. "Unto this World," his only story done in colored pencils; "Ein Heldentraum" (6 pages) by Hugo Wolf/Goethe; "Between Two Worlds" (3 pages), a musical piece by Eric Wolfgang Korngold; a 2010 Salome painting; two color pages from The Godfather's Code. Wayne Alan Harold, 2018...More.

Item Code: PSALOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 134pg, Partial Color
$125.00

Maybe I didn't give it enough attention, but I wasn't a huge fan of Russell's first Artist's Edition from IDW, which collects his work with Don McGregor on Marvel's Killraven and Doctor Strange. But these two collections, from an entirely new publisher, really knock me out. Perhaps it's because I saw and enjoyed this very early work by him as it appeared in the 1970s, some of which appeared in the fabled “underground” Star Reach, which I handled for many years. And judge for yourself P. Craig Russell's Strange Dreams [PRSAEH. $125].

You can find lots more by him on our website like Coraline, The Graveyard Book, The Sandman Gallery Edition, Doctor Strange, and Corum by Michael Moorcock.

 
JAMES CAWTHORN The Man and His Art
Import from England. Recommended. By Maureen Cawthorn Bell. Edited by John Davey. Foreword by Alan Moore, Afterword by Michael Moorcock. Intended to be a modest memorial by Maureen Cawthorn Bell for her artist brother following his death in 2008, this grew into a heavyweight volume of 448 pages with 800 individual pieces of science fiction and fantasy art: book covers, illustrations for magazines and fanzines, private pieces for friends and relatives, and many sketches or preliminary works, most of which have never seen print before. From a career spanning more than fifty years, including the definitive Elric, The Jewel in the Skull (1978) and The Crystal and the Amulet (1986), the former being the U.K.'s first home-grown graphic novel. Jayde Design, 2018...More.

Item Code: JAMCAW
Soft Cover, 9x11, 446pg, Full Color
$60.00

 

New from Patrick J. Jones

 
FIGURES FROM LIFE Drawing with Style
Highly Recommended. By Patrick J. Jones. Foreword by Julie Bell. An in-depth exploration of life drawing by a contempory master artist AND teacher—covering gesture, short and long poses, foreshortening and contrapposto, and more—and delves into its more challenging aspects: such as measuring with rhythm, drawing with feeling, and developing a style. Packed with step-by-step, all-new drawing demonstrations and insightful commentary, the book also includes Patrick's most recent anatomy and drawing study sheets, with gorgeous female nudes and more. Korero, 2018...More.

Item Code: FIGFL
Soft Cover, 9x11, 160pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $26.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THE SCI-FI & FANTASY Art of Patrick J. Jones Signed
Signed full color bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. Foreword by Donato Giancola. This is so, so good!! Featuring 150 amazingly realistic paintings, both digital and traditional, this sumptuous volume is overflowing with the voluptuous women, glistening warriors, fantastic beasts and monsters, enchanted lands and extraordinary creatures that have emerged from Patrick's fertile imagination and technical skill. An anecdote-peppered commentary by the artist runs alongside the artwork, along with exclusive contributions from fellow fantasy art luminaries. Korero, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: SCIFP
Hard Cover, 8x11, 176pg, Full Color
$39.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
SCI-FI & FANTASY OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUES
Our Highest Recommendation. By Patrick J. Jones. Foreword by Boris Vallejo. One of the very finest how-to/art books we've offered! A unique, behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and artistic philosophy of one of the masters of Sci-Fi and Fantasy art, Patrick J. Jones. Influenced by Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta, he shares the secrets of painting Conan, mermaids, and other-worldly creatures, from initial pencil sketches to finished art--astonishingly finished, amazing pieces, I would add. Featuring detailed, step-by-step tutorials packed with information, advice, anecdotes, and professional tips and tricks, this is a must for any serious student of the genre--or any fantasy art fan. His work is AMAZING. IPG, 2014...More.

Item Code: SCIOP
Soft Cover, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
$24.95 $21.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ANATOMY OF STYLE Figure Drawing Techniques
Highly Recommended. By Patrick J. Jones. Once in a rare while, an art instruction book comes along that can be appreciated by anyone, no matter if you want to learn to draw or not. This applied to Jones's first book, Science Fiction and Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques and again here. He is an artist (and teacher) who creates superlative fantasy art and beautiful women. This is the inside story from pencil to finished piece. Koredo, 2016...More.

Item Code: ANAST
Soft Cover, 9x11, 160pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $26.95

We really love his work, and so we keep available every one of his books published to date. All are recommended. If you are new to him, start with The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Art of Patrick J. Jones, which comes signed. I guarantee it'll knock you out, or send it back for a refund.

 

Archives and Graphic Novels

 
BATMAN Prelude to the Wedding
Highly Recommended. By Tim Seeley and Tom King. Art by Brad Walker, Travis Moore et al. Some amazing artwork presents this bizarre tale of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle about to tie the knot, uniting two of Gotham's greatest vigilantes in the wedding of the century. But the city's deadliest villains are determined to crash the party, and only Batman and Catwoman's closest allies stand in their way! Writer Tim Seeley and an all-star wedding band of artists proudly present a killer collection of action-packed matrimonial madness that will determine the fate of comics' greatest couple! Five stories! DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: BATPRE
Soft Cover, 6x10, 144pg, Full Color
$16.99 $15.99

 
BATMAN / CATWOMAN The Wedding Album
The Deluxe Edition. Recommended. By Tom King. Art by David Finch, Clay Mann et al. The day has finally arrived: the nuptials of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. But their road to wedded bliss won't be easy! The historic journey to the wedding day of Batman and Catwoman is commemorated in this must-have collector's item, featuring more than 30 variant covers and exclusive behind-the-scenes design sketches and scripts. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: BATCWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 136pg
$17.99 $15.99

 
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT Master Race
By Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello. Art by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson. One of the most highly anticipated sequels of all-time is finally hereIn 1986, Frank Miller introduced his iconic take on Batman and changed the face of comics forever. Now, three decades after The Dark Knight Returns, Miller himself has returned with a new chapter to his groundbreaking saga. It's been three years since the Batman defeated Lex Luthor and saved the world from tyranny. Three years since anyone has seen Gotham City's guardian alive. And Wonder Woman, Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, and Superman have retreated from the front lines of the war against injustice! DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: BATDKM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 392pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

See more Frank Miller and more Batman on our website, including a few statues in Bargain books, and DC Archives in Rare & Out of Print.

 
CAPTAIN AMERICA BY MARK WAID Promised Land
Collects Captain America 701-704, 2018. Highly Recommended. By Mark Waid. Art by Leonardo Romero et al. The year is 2314, and the grandson of Steve Rogers lives in the utopian America of which his ancestor dreamed. The legacy of Captain America has been realized -- but something sinister lies beneath the surface! A family quest leads Jack Rogers into the bowels of the Earth, far from the idyllic surface -- and a meeting with the descendant of another notable Marvel hero--The Red Skull! Drawn in fun 1940s-50s retro style, reminding us of Michael Allred's work. Bonus 28 pages of extra material and variant covers. Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: CAPMW
Soft Cover, 6x10, 112pg, Full Color
$15.99 $14.99


Lots more of Cap on our website.

 
DEMENTIA 21
Recommended. By Shintaro Kago. Yukie Sakai is a sprightly young home health aide eager to help her elderly clients. But what seems like a simple, straightforward job quickly turns into a series of increasingly surreal and bizarre adventures, with amazing surreal artwork! When more and more sick and ailing women mysteriously appear in the house each day, she soon finds herself up to her neck (literally) in old people! She discovers that her senile client has supernatural powers that, unchecked, could bring about the end of the world! And there is a set of sentient dentures hell-bent on controlling elderly minds! Shintaro Kago is one of the most inventive and twisted visual stylists in manga today. Fantagraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: DEMEN
Soft Cover, 7x10, 300pg
$24.99 $21.99

See more unusual manga on our website.

 
GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2018 COSPLAY Special Renato Rei Cover
By Joe Brusha et al. Art by Moy R, DeBalfo, Krome, Garvey, Chatzoudis, Otero, Kincaid et al. Get ready to check out all of your favorite Grimm Universe heroines and villainesses, cosplaying some of pop culture's most iconic characters! And at Comic-Con itself. Some of the industry's top artists contribute gorgeous pin-ups of the Grimm Universe's most popular female characters in this stunning collection. Plus a never before published, 6-page Grimm Fairy Tales short story. Zenescope, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GFTC18
Comic, 7x10, 30pg, Full Color
$5.99

See more Zenescope pin-up books and more cosplay collections on our website.

 

Sam Glanzman

 
HERCULES ADVENTURES OF THE MAN-GOD Archive
Collects #1-13, 1967-69. Recommended. By Joe Gill and Sam Glanzman. This poplar comic from publisher Charlton is collected for the first time! Joe Gill (Flash Gordon, House of Mystery) and Sam Glanzman (Our Army at War, Star Spangled War Stories, USS Stevens, Jungle Tales of Tarzan) brought this Roman hero/god to life, the son of Zeus in Roman mythology. Marvel also had their version of Hercules, appearing in Thor, but like Robin Hood, anyone could publish their own take on famous characters or legends of history. Glanzman is always a delight to read. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: HERCAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 240pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
USS STEVENS The Collected Stories
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Sam Glanzman. Legendary Golden Age artist Sam Glanzman set many of his tales aboard the USS Stevens, the actual World War II destroyer on which he served. This full-color, hardcover treasury collects every single Stevens tale he ever published, more than 60 short adventures from Our Army at War, G. I. Combat, and other 1970s DC war comics as well as longer pieces from Marvel's 1986 revival of Savage Tales magazine and the more recent Joe Kubert Presents. Plus, this outstanding collection also includes the final, four-page story about the warship, newly written and illustrated by Glanzman himself. Dover, 2016...More.

Item Code: UST
Hard Cover, 7x10, 384pg, Full Color
$39.95 $19.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ATTU The Collected Volumes
Closeout Price! By Sam Glanzman. A rebellious caveman, cast out by his mountain-dwelling tribe, finds adventure in the lowlands among giant tigers, dinosaurs, and visitors from another planet. Rendered in stark black-and-white by Sam Glanzman, the acclaimed creator of the U.S.S. Stevens stories, this gripping graphic novel collection combines prehistory, super-science, and time travel. Dover, 2016...More.

Item Code: ATTUC
Soft Cover, 8x11, 160pg, b&w
$19.95 $9.95

I was saving these two new sale books for the upcoming Fall Clearance Sale, but with the new book just in, they must be included. These just went on sale from Calla/Dover Books. USS Stevens was a bestseller at the full price for many months. Glanzman just passed away a little more than a year ago, in 2017, one of the last of the early Golden Age creators. His career began in 1939, working for Funnies, Inc., and his first noted comic was Amazing Man from Centaur. He served on the U.S.S. Stevens in WWII and was discharged in 1946.

Get the jump on other new Calla sale books on our website.

 

Omnibus Volumes

 
BATMAN By Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale Omnibus
1993-2014. Massive!! Recommended. Together, these three works are considered some of the most acclaimed graphic novels ever created from one of the greatest creative partnerships ever. This collector's edition is a must-have for any fan of Loeb and Sale! Collects Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #1, Batman Madness #1, Batman: Ghosts #1, Batman: The Long Halloween #1-13, Batman: Dark Victory #0-13, Catwoman: When in Rome #1-6, Superman/Batman Secret Files 2003, Superman/Batman #26 and SOLO #1. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: BATJOH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1176pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

 
FANTASTIC FOUR BY JOHN BYRNE Omnibus Volume 1
Fantastic Four #215-262 + much more, 1977-83. Recommended. By John Byrne, Chris Claremont et al. Art by Jack Kirby and Ron Wilson. If there is any run of FF that most closely recaptures the magic of Stan and Jack's first 100 issues, this is it for me! It was the world's greatest comic magazine -- again! Not since those hallowed issues had a creator so perfectly captured the classic sense of adventure of Marvel's First Family. Fresh off an earth-shattering and reputation-making run as penciler on Uncanny X-MenJohn Byrne proved his writing talent was every bit the equal of his art as he pulled double-duty, including the classic players from Skrulls and Dr. Doom, to Subby and Galactus and the Silver Surfer. Marvel, 2018...More.

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

We have just one of these in stock, but expect our reorder to be here by Sept. 27.

See all the massive new Omnibus collections on our website, from bargain-priced Conan and Hellboy, to the masterworks from DC and Marvel with Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Kirby's Monsters and lots more.

 

Edgar Rice Burroughs

 
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AT THE EARTH'S CORE
Recommended. Cover by Frank Frazetta. When publisher Chenault & Gray produced the highly acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs 100-Year Chronology set, as a bonus kickstarter project they created this. They did three books in all, all with tiny print runs of not more than a couple hundred copies, of ERB's most iconic titles. Handsome hardcover in green cloth with silver embossed titles, no art inside but a fine re-use of a classic painting by Frank Frazetta, first done for his second series of ERB paperbacks, then as one of his famous posters. A great new presentation. Chenault & Gray, 2018...More.

Item Code: ERBATH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 128pg, Text Only
$24.99

 
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS TARZAN OF THE APES
Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cover by Neal Adams. When publisher Chenault & Gray produced the highly acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs 100-Year Chronology set, as a bonus kickstarter project they created this. They did three books in all, all with tiny print runs of not more than a couple hundred copies, of ERB's most iconic titles. Handsome hardcover in green cloth with silver embossed titles, no art inside but a fine re-use of a classic painting by Neal Adams, first done for his long-ago paperback series. A great new presentation. Chenault & Gray, 2018...More.

Item Code: ERBTH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 224pg, Text Only
$29.99

 
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS A PRINCESS OF MARS
Recommended. Cover by Michael Whelan. When publisher Chenault & Gray produced the highly acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs 100-Year Chronology set, as a bonus kickstarter project they created this. They did three books in all, all with tiny print runs of not more than a couple hundred copies, of ERB's most iconic titles. Handsome hardcover in green cloth with silver embossed titles, no art inside but a fine re-use of a classic painting by Michael Whelan, probably done for his long-ago paperback series. A great new presentation. Chenault & Gray, 2018...More.

Item Code: ERBAPH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 176pg, Text Only
$24.99

The publisher had under 100 copies of each of these as of our last order. They may not last long.

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS 100 YEAR ART CHRONOLOGY Slipcase Set
Standard Edition. Our Highest Recommendation. Four volumes present an illustrative history of all Burroughs' publications in the United States (and some from the U.K.). Written and compiled by Michael Tierney, the narrative gives the history of Burroughs' work and the often legendary artists who visualized it, featuring untold stories, art that hasn't been seen since its release, and pieces that were buried in the vaults from the beginning of his publishing history to the present day. Pulps, books, paintings, prints, comics...it's all here. Chenault & Gray, 2018...More.

Item Code: ERB100D
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 1224pg, Partial Color
$250.00

The publisher has less than 300 sets left. The leatherbound set is gone.

See all of our Edgar Rice Burroughs books, from new Tarzan novels to the steady selling A Princess of Mars from Dark Horse, illustrated by Michael Kaluta. On our website.

 

2019 Calendars

 
FAVOURITE FAIRY TALES BY JENNIE HARBOUR 2019 Calendar
Highly Recommended. A handsome, oversized calendar with twelve delicate line drawings by Jennie Harbour, an underappreciated artist from the Golden Age of illustration. This was published as a labor of love by a dedicated fan. Probably not more than 100 copies, perhaps as few as 50, will be produced in all, and not readily available anywhere else. Harbour was a very skilled artist in her time, doing several fine children's books, but today she is known only to the most dedicated fans of the period. These plates are from three of her books: Hans Anderson's Stories, My Book of Mother Goose, and My Book of Favourite Fairy Tales, c.1921. Calligraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: FFT19
Wirebound, 13x19, 24pg, b&w
$19.95

 
VER SACRUM VIENNA SECESSION COLOR WOODCUTS 2019 Calendar
Extremely limited printing. Exclusive to Bud Plant. Recommended. A devoted art fan in the Bay Area has this year produced four fine, very high quality calendars featuring vintage artwork. Each is spiral bound, printed on very heavy stock, oversized, and enclosed in a handsome clear-view sleeve. This features 12 fine color woodcuts from the original Ver Sacrum Kalendar from 1903. Ver Sacrum was THE magazine of the Vienna Secession movement and a book is coming soon on its history. Superlative Art Nouveau images of people, flowers, trees, walks, parties... Calligraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: VER19
Wirebound, 13x19, 24pg, Two Color
$19.95

 
RUBAIYAT of OMAR KHAYYAM JOHN BUCKLAND-WRIGHT 2019 Calendar
Highly Recommended. A handsome, oversized calendar with twelve delicate line drawings by a widely popular illustrator of small edition, fine press books in the 1920s and 30s. These plates were done as copper engravings to illustrate the Golden Cockerel Press publication of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat, published in a total edition of 300 in 1938. This handsome, very limited ediition calendar was published as a labor of love by a dedicated fan. Probably not more than 100 copies, perhaps as few as 50, will be produced. It is not readily available anywhere else. Calligraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: RUB19
Wirebound, 13x19, 24pg, b&w
$19.95

 
E.M. LILIEN ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE BIBLE 2019 Calendar
Recommended. A devoted art fan in the Bay Area has this year produced four fine, very high quality calendars featuring vintage artwork. Each is spiral bound, printed on very heavy stock, oversized, and enclosed in a handsome clear-view sleeve. This one features 12 fine black and white plates from Die Bucher Der Bibel, 1923, published in Berlin. I have a copy of his 1923 book Lieder des Ghetto in my collection, and have always enjoyed Lilien's work. His classical style reminds me of Charles Robinson and his brother Thomas Heath Robinson, circa 1890-1920. Calligraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: EML19
Wirebound, 13x19, 24pg, b&w
$19.95

These are all from the same specialty publisher and we are virtually the exclusive distributor for them. None will see printings of more than 50 copies at the most. They are very handsome and nicely packaged in a clear sleeve.

Click here to see all of our in stock 2019 calendars.

 

Coming in November

 
SPECTRUM Volume 25
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by John Fleskes. The best-selling Spectrum series continues with this lavishly produced 25th annual. Spectrum is the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comic, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art and video-game genres. Nearly 500 works by more than 275 diverse visionaries, including Paul Bonner, J.A.W. Cooper, Olivia De Berardinis, Annie Stegg Gerard, Scott Gustafson, Edward Kinsella III, Gregory Manchess, Victo Ngai, Tran Nguyen, Greg Ruth, Yuko Shimizu, and many more. Flesk, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: SPE25
Soft Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$35.00 $29.95

 
SPECTRUM Volume 25 Hardcover
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by John Fleskes. The best-selling Spectrum series continues with this lavishly produced 25th annual. Spectrum is the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comic, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art and video-game genres. Nearly 500 works by more than 275 diverse visionaries, including Paul Bonner, J.A.W. Cooper, Olivia De Berardinis, Annie Stegg Gerard, Scott Gustafson, Edward Kinsella III, Gregory Manchess, Victo Ngai, Tran Nguyen, Greg Ruth, Yuko Shimizu, and many more. Note: the hardcover edition sometimes sells out early, without notice. Flesk, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: SPE25H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$45.00 $39.95

See our website for publisher file copies of earlier years, right back to volume 1. Several are priced as low as $25, $30, and $35.

 
BERKELEY BREATHED'S BLOOM COUNTY Artist's Edition
By Berkeley Breathed. The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of one of the most cherished and fondly remembered comic strips of all time showcases his art in this deluxe oversized edition. This Artist's Edition features an incredible selection of daily and Sunday comic strips, as well as sketchbook pages and drawings, here for the very first time, each and every one scanned from the original art. The dailies are presented at the actual size drawn, and the Sundays have been slightly reduced but are still bigger and more beautiful than they have ever been presented before! IDW, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: BBBCAEH
Hard Cover, 20x14, 144pg, b&w
$150.00

See more Bloom County collections, including IDW's special signed hardcover from last year's Comic-Con, on our website.

 
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT The Corpse-Makers Remarqued
Signed, limited & remarqued by Francavilla. By Francesco Francavilla. A series of unexpected disappearances and deaths hit Central City. Initially, these cases seem completely unrelated; no apparent connection between the victims makes it easy for the police to just file them as runaways or natural deaths. But when someone close to Ebony White disappears, The Spirit is on the case! The iconic masked crimefighter created by legendary comic book creator Will Eisner returns in an all-new tale by Francesco Francavilla... Eisner Award winner, master of crime noir, and worthy successor to The Spirit's legacy! Dynamite, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: WESPCHD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 120pg, Full Color
$75.00

 
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT The Corpse-Makers Signed
Signed & limited by Francavilla. By Francesco Francavilla. A series of unexpected disappearances and deaths hit Central City. Initially, these cases seem completely unrelated; no apparent connection between the victims makes it easy for the police to just file them as runaways or natural deaths. But when someone close to Ebony White disappears, The Spirit is on the case! The iconic masked crimefighter created by legendary comic book creator Will Eisner returns in an all-new tale by Francesco Francavilla... Eisner Award winner, master of crime noir, and worthy successor to The Spirit's legacy! Dynamite, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: WESPCHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 120pg, Full Color
$39.99

There will also be a softcover edition at $19.99, your price $17.99. But we can't take advance orders on this due to the low price, so watch for it when it comes in.

See more Eisner and The Spirit on 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.

 

BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES NURSE HARLEY QUINN Statue [BANHQ. $150.00 $85.00].

BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES FEMME FATALES BATGIRL Statue [BATBGS. $45.00 $25.00].

BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES HARLEY QUINN Bust [BATHQB. $59.99 $29.99].

SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN Volume 2 [SENC02. $14.99 $7.50].

SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN Volume 3 [SENC03. $17.99 $7.50].

BEYOND DUALITY The Esoteric Realism of Beny Tchaicovsky [BEYDH. $39.95 $19.95].

CLASSIC COMICS #168 In Freedom's Cause [CLC168. $10.00 $6.00].

CAPTAIN MARVEL EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HERO Volume 1 [CME01. $29.99 $14.99].

DOC SAVAGE #10 [DC10. $12.95 $5.00].

DOC SAVAGE #82 HURT [DC82R. $14.95 $5.00].


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

It's more Batman this week! From the DC Archives series, The Dark Knight Volume 2, The World's Finest Comics Archives Volume 1, and Batman Archives Volume 6. With the addition of volume 6, we currently have Volumes 1-6 available. Also added is a first edition, deluxe copy of Batman Dailies 1943-1946.

From the Marvel Masterworks series, we added X-Men Volume 3 and The Fantastic Four Volume 12 & 13.

We also found two first edition, slipcased copies of The Comic Book Killer by Richard A. Lupoff, with a bonus comic included.

Lastly a couple fine art books, Edmund Dulac by Colin White, and signed and limited Wings of Twilight by Michael Kaluta.

 

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Mature Readers

At the end of August we sent our third Adults Only email. If you missed it, you can see all the items listed by clicking here. Included are many out of print books, unique magazine sets, and a promo for a FREE Playboy magazine for any order over $25.

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News and Notes

 

Mark Schultz's Carbon Volume 3

Just rolled in the door after this email went to bed. Now in stock.

Out of Print

The Art of Dean Cornwell has gone OP from the publisher. Fortunately, we still have enough copies for now, but don't wait too long.

WECA Canadian Comics Price Guide — We have just ten copies left, the print run was just 450.

Heroes of the Home Front — As I write this, we have one regular ($75) and 8 deluxe ($100, going to $125 on September 21).

Gil Elvgren's Private Stock, three left.

We just got four copies of Manuscript Press' first Prince Valiant An American Epic Volume 1, in perfect condition, from the publisher. First published at $150, these have been unavailable for years. They are $300 each, while they last, with free shipping in the U.S. There are almost no copies online. We found just one at $350, and a set of 3 for $500.

We still have Volume 2 sale-priced at $49.95. And in Rare Books, we have copies of the 1950's Hastings House series, wonderful books that combined text with Foster's illustrations for young readers (like us).

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We're dropping some of the older Classics Illustrated titles. This is your last chance to get copies from us of Cleopatra, Study in Scarlet, Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Frankenstein, and Pompeii. See all of our Classics Illustrated on the website.

~Bud

 

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