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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