Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wood & Kirby’s Skymasters Sundays, Bettie Page Halloween Special, ERB’s Savage Pellucidar, Graven Images is back, Likely Stories by Neil Gaiman, Moebius, DC's Super Heroines and more!

Wood & Kirby's Skymasters Sundays is here and already out of print--act now, it will be gone too soon. I also like the Miyazaki-like Isola Chapter One, the Bettie Page Halloween Special is well done, ERB's Savage Pellucidar is in two limited hardcover editions, the fine Graven Images is back with publisher file copies, Likely Stories by Neil Gaiman is a good read, Inside Moebius 3 looks good, and DC Comics Super Heroines 100 Greatest Moments is different and very well done...and well priced.

Will Murray has written an all-new Spider novel co-staring G-8 and Operator 5, Tarzan is illustrated by Mike Grell, and Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout is coming soon.

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SKY MASTERS OF THE SPACE FORCE Complete Sundays 1959-1960
Almost Gone! An absolutely must-have book. Our Highest Recommendation. By Jack Kirby and Wally Wood. Introduction by Jon B. Cooke. From renowned letterer and comic expert Ferran Delgado, in collaboration with the Kirby Museum, comes this oversized deluxe book compiling for the first time ever a complete set of Sunday pages of Jack Kirby and Wally Wood's Sky Masters of the Space Force. Presented in meticulously remastered color along with dozens of never-before-reprinted panels often dropped from the page! And more extras, like twenty original color guides by Kirby himself, a huge section with original art, rare pieces and articles by main experts. Amigo, 2018. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: SKYMSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 128pg, Full Color

We sold out our first stock of the Sundays last Spring, then took backorders for dozens more copies. These are shipping out as I type this. It's taken this long to get restocked from our distributor and it is now out of print. We were told by the publisher it would be allocated. We have so few copies left we don't plan to put it in the next catalog because this listing may sell them out. Once gone, we do have a handful of slightly hurt copies that we will substitute. It was an import from Spain.

SKY MASTERS OF THE SPACE FORCE The Complete Dailies 1958-61
Our Highest Recommendation. By Jack Kirby and Wally Wood. Jack Kirby's comic strip masterpiece is presented in an archival version featuring the complete dailies. Veteran scripters Dick and Dave Wood provided these late-1950s space/action adventure stories starring Sky Masters and his gang of intrepid followers, which closely resemble Kirby's work on Challengers of the Unknown (which was being published at the same time). Kirby's artwork is stunningly embellished by Wallace Wood and later by Marvel inker extraordinaire Dick Ayers. Hermes, 2017...More.

Item Code: SKYMH
Hard Cover, 10x9, 272pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $42.50


Art Books

ROBOTS 1:1 R.F. Collection Signed
Signed by Rolf Fehlbaum & limited, 1000! With USB stick of robots in action, and a poster. Recommended. Edited by Rolf Fehlbaum. This enormous volume explores the 148 space-themed toys in the R.F. Robot Collection held by the Vitra Design Museum. Largely produced in Japan between 1937 and 1973, these robots (and the occasional astronaut) are described as "small kinetic sculptures of great originality." Robots 1:1 is unique in that it shows the toys and their original box packaging (where available, as it was seldom preserved) on a scale of 1:1, with the largest robot determining the size of the book. Vitra Design Museum, 2018...More.

Item Code: ROBOTD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x19, 276pg, Partial Color
$215.00 $199.00

ART OF FEMINISM Images That Shaped The Fight For Equality 1857-2017
By Helena Reckitt. Profusely illustrated, including quite a few nudes, with more than 350 works of art, illustration, photography, performance, and graphic design—along with essays--showcasing the vibrancy of the feminist aesthetic over the last 150 years. Since its inception in the 19th century, the women's movement has harnessed the power of images to transmit messages of social change and equality. From wonderful vintage posters of the Suffrage Atelier in France in the 19th century, through the radical art of Judy Chicago, Beyoncé and others. Chronicle, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTFH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x10, 272pg, Full Color
$45.00 $39.95

MIKE GRELL Life Is Drawing Without an Eraser Hardcover
Highly Recommended. By Dewey Cassell with Jeff Messer. This career-spanning tribute to the master storyteller is told in Mike Grell‘s own words, full of candor, optimism, and humor. Lending insights are colleagues Paul Levitz, Dan Jurgens, Denny O'Neil, Mike Gold, and Mark Ryan. Full of illustrations from every facet of his long career, a checklist of his work and an examination of “the Mike Grell method.” It is a fitting tribute to the artist, writer, and storyteller who has made the most of every opportunity set before him. TwoMorrows, 2018...More.

Item Code: MGLIFEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 176pg, Partial Color
$37.95 $34.95

We announced the softcover [MGLIFE. $27.95, your price $24.95] a couple weeks ago. The hardcover above has just now come in, so both are available. Grell also did the cover and inside illustrations for Tarzan and the Revolution, below.


Edgar Rice Burroughs

Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Book #8. By Thomas Zachek. Art by Mike Grell. Wrap-around color cover and eight all-new plates by Mike Grell! Eric Benton, an idealistic young Midwestern Peace Corps volunteer, could hardly have known that his mission to help an African village would embroil him in the political struggles of an emerging African nation. The people of central Africa likewise had no idea how quickly their expectations for freedom could be taken away when a ruthless dictator seizes power. And Tarzan once again undertakes a long and perilous journey with the Waziri to save their families. ERB, 2018...More.

Item Code: TARRE
Soft Cover, 6x9, 192pg, Text/b&w

Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Book #8. By Thomas Zachek. Art by Mike Grell. Wrap-around color jacket and eight all-new plates by Mike Grell! Set against a backdrop of political unrest in modern Africa, Thomas Zachek’s latest page-turner takes the reader from the dank treasure troves of the lost city of Opar to turmoil in the city streets as Tarzan battles one of his most ruthless foes! Featuring wonderful new artwork by veteran comics artist Mike Grell. Handsome blue cloth binding. ERB, 2018...More.

Item Code: TARREH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 192pg, Text/b&w

See our website for more all-new Tarzan novels.

SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR Thomas Grindberg Cover Slipcased Signed
Signed by all four contributors, numbered from 248 copies. Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by Thomas Grindberg, Frazetta, Joe Jusko et al. ERB's seventh and final novel in the Pellucidar series is for the first time published by ERB Inc. and G&D in a Signed/Numbered Set (#1-248) - with different dust jackets and bindings (red & blue, matching the 1930s/42s ERB Inc. and G&D books in cloth and color), and front/end matter -- and a new Foreword by Richard Lupoff and Preface by Phillip R. Burger. This "ERB Edition" boasts Thomas Grindberg's original cover painting on the jacket, and the Bob Eggleton cover, featured on the jacket of the other version, is inside as a fold-out. Comes with a specially minted coin that comes with the set of two books, so we are including it only with this edition. Burroughs Inc., 2018...More.

Item Code: SAVPGH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 340pg, Text/Partial Color

If you’d like to get both books with matching numbers, contact us. One of these is already out of print, so when we have sold all the numbered copies, we will have a few publisher’s unnumbered copies available.

SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR Bob Eggleton Cover Slipcased Signed
Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by Frazetta, Joe Jusko, Takebe et al. Both editions are limited to 248 numbered copies and feature:
  • Signatures by contributors.
  • 30+ interior illustrations including: 15+ color illustrations by Frazetta, Jusko and St. John (newly colorized) including foldouts plus B&W Illustrations by Takebe, Ivie, St. John and Grindberg. Includes a limited edition, special die-cut bookmark with the Grindberg cover art.
  • Custom slipcases, high quality paper and bindings: 80# Finch in a vellum finish, vintage style book cloth, map endpapers, bookmarks and sewn bindings.
  • First Time in Hardback: ERB’s unpublished dj blurb, 2-page illustrated title pages for each of the four novellas.
This "ERB Edition" has Bob Eggleton's wrap-around original cover painting on the jacket, and the Thomas Grindberg cover featured on the jacket of the other version bound inside along with the other artwork. Burroughs Inc., 2018...More.

Item Code: SAVPEH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 340pg, Text/Partial Color

The same publisher has also done other deluxe limited matching editions just like the above:
Back to the Stone Age, with alternate covers by Eggleton [BACSEH, 2 copies left, out of print] and by John Coleman Burroughs [BACOH, 1 copy left but may still be available] [$150 each].
Land of Terror, with covers by Eggleton [LANTOH] and by John Coleman Burroughs [LANTEH.] $120 each, both still in print to our knowledge.

He also published Tarzan and the Cannibal King by Jake Saunders, which I highly recommend. It comes in two editions, regular [TARCK. $49.95] and deluxe, signed by all four contributors & limited to 300 copies [TARCKD. $69.99].

And he did the excellent Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography [EDGBH. $100] in the regular edition, and [EDGBD. $150] deluxe in leather, signed and limited to 375.

THE SPIDER The Doom Legion Hardcover
Bonus 42-pages with extra story and Afterword. Recommended. By Will Murray. Cover art by Joe DeVito. An all-new Spider novel, co-starring Operator 5 and G-8!! Afterword by Murray, profusely illustrated with pictures and preliminary art, and a second story starring The Secret Six, "The Meteor Men," exclusive to the hardcover edition. When a weird meteor crashes in the heart of Central Park on Halloween night, its uncanny light attracts the attention of Richard Wentworth––alias The Spider! The millionaire criminologist encounters a maelstrom of madness. Drawn in, too, are two sinister figures from the past––international master criminals who join forces to harness the power of the pulsing meteorite. Altus, 2018...More.

Item Code: SPIDLH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 400pg, Text/b&w

THE SPIDER The Doom Legion
Recommended. By Will Murray. Cover art by Joe DeVito. An all-new Spider novel, co-starring Operator 5 and G-8!! When a weird meteor crashes in the heart of Central Park on Halloween night, its uncanny light attracts the attention of Richard Wentworth––alias The Spider! The millionaire criminologist encounters a maelstrom of madness. Drawn in, too, are two sinister figures from the past ––international master criminals who join forces to harness the power of the pulsing meteorite. Murray is a first class writer and I look forward to reading this new work. -Bud Altus, 2018...More.

Item Code: SPIDL
Soft Cover, 6x9, 354pg, Text/b&w

Find more by author Will Murray on our site, from Tarzan to Doc Savage. And also for the Spider double-novels from Sanctum; this series has ended at #10, so we are letting them go. Act now while all are still available. [SID01, SID02, etc. $14.95 each.]


Archives & Comics Related

DISNEY MASTERS Volumes 3 & 4 Boxed Set
Recommended. By Paul Murry, Daan Jippes, and Freddy Milton. Volume 3: Classic Disney artist Paul Murry, who often teamed with writer Carl Fallberg, created a series of Mickey and Goofy serials for Walt Disney's Comics and Stories-- Mickey on the trail of cops-and-robbers capers — from shady doings at “The Last Resort” to Black Pete's raucous wrangles with a Rajah in “The Lost Legion!” Murry's first seven Mickey serials are all here. Volume 4: In the early 1970s, the Dutch and Danish team of Daan Jippes and Freddy Milton picked up right where Barks left off, first to continue Barks's art and storytelling style in new stories. Fantgraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: DM02HP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99

The boxed set of 1 & 2 is arriving any day and is available at the same price. All four volumes are available individually at $29.99, your price $26.99 each.

Edited by Jared Gardner and Ian Gordon. Collects new essays on the work of the creator of Peanuts. Despite his celebrity, few scholarly books on his work and career have been published. Schulz's Peanuts ran for a half century, during which time he drew the strip and its characters to express keen observations on postwar American life and culture. As Peanuts' popularity grew, Schulz had opportunities to shape the iconography, style, and philosophy of modern life in ways he never could have imagined when he began the strip in 1950. University of Mississippi Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: COMCS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 220pg, Text/b&w

See our website for Peanuts collections. And the Charles Schulz Peanuts Artists Edition, on sale [CSPAEH. $125, your price $85] – 2 copies left. Peanuts Every Sunday Volumes 1 and 2 are also on sale [PES01H, PES02H. $49.99, your price $29.99 each] – only one of each left.

Bargain-priced new collection. Recommended. By Robert Greenberger. From Batgirl to Wonder Woman, all of the greatest female characters of the DC Comics universe are paid homage. Broken down, moment by moment, readers are able to follow pivotal points in the development of their favorite heroines, from one or two for minor characters, to 11 for Wonder Woman, 7 for Batgirl, 3 for Black Canary. Overview of 100 notable scenes where women show just how tough they are. Key panels and pages are pulled from the silver and bronze age up to the present. Chartwell Books, 2018...More.

Item Code: DCSGMH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 304pg, Full Color

This is from the same publisher, Chartwell, that released these other bargain-priced editions:

Batman: The War Years 1939-1945 [BATWYH. $24.99]

Wonder Woman: The War Years 1941-45 [WONWYH. $24.99]

Wonder Woman: Amazon Hero Icon [WWAMH. $19.99, your price $11.99] – only 3 copies left

DC Comics Covergirls signed [DCCHS. $24.99[ – also just 3 copies left


Comics & Graphic Novels

BETTIE PAGE Halloween Special One Shot
Highly Recommended. By David Avallone and Leah Williams. Art by Julius Ohta and Fernando Ruiz. Is a Boston artist in contact with godlike space invaders, or is he just nuts? Here is the latest chapter in writer David Avallone's secret diary of Bettie Page! In "Pickman's Supermodel," Bettie finds her own H.P. Lovecraft monsters in a story that is exceptionally well drawn and looks like fun. In between modeling stints for fetish mags, Bettie find this strange artist, Mr. Pickman, who quickly proves to be a madman on a mission. But our girl is prepared to handle him, though not necessarily the Cthulhu-style monsters he's summoned forth. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: BPHSP
Comic, 7x9, 40pg, Full Color

VAMPIRELLA Halloween Special One Shot
By Scott Lobdell and Blake Northcott. Art by Rapha Lobosco and Anthony Marques. Where Vampirella comes from they don't celebrate birthdays, so she had to choose her own. Is it any wonder she picked Halloween night? Unfortunately, her simple celebration is interrupted by—you guessed it—one of those pan-dimensional demonic invasions that often seem to take place on All Hallows Eve! And she turns up in disguise to stop the terror. In a second humorous story, a more animation/cartoon style Vampi gets even with unappreciative Halloween tricksters and a killer clown. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: VAHSP
Comic, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color

Recommended. By Jean "Moebius" Giraud. In this third and most surreal volume, Jean "Moebius" Giraud exists in an expansive, magical desert locale within his subconscious. He not only meets and talks with his own creations--like Stel, Blueberry, Major Grubert, and Arzak--but he encounters versions of himself from multiple decades and argues with them about art and creativity. This final volume also features the last interview segment about this strange series between the artist and Isabelle Giraud. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: INSM03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 276pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Volumes 1 and 2 are available at the same discounted price. See the website for more Moebius: several in Rare Books, a Stardom Print, the Edena series, graphic novels, Glamour International appearances, and Grateful Dead Comix #1!

Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Mark Buckingham. From New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner-award winning creator Mark Buckingham comes a graphic novel anthology of four stories. These dark and imaginative tales feature an odd and subtly linked world of the bizarre. One young lonely man seems to be losing his body to, well, someone else? A creepy old woman who feasts on raw meat has some startling secrets. A man is obsessed with a beautiful model who poses nude for skin mags, year after year, but never ages and can't be found. And a story within a story about ghosts, albeit Gaiman style with a twist. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: LIKEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 80pg, Full Color
$17.99 $15.99

More Neil Gaiman awaits, on the website.

ISOLA Chapter One
Collects #1-5. Highly Recommended. By Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl. Art by Karl Kerschl and Msassyk. "Brillant! An atmospheric and intriguing story with masterful art" -Frank Quitely. An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away--a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead. Gotham Academy creators Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl reunite with series colorist Msassyk for a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making. Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki. Image Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: ISOL01
Soft Cover, 6x10, 136pg, Full Color

If this looks interesting, check out more Miyazaki and anime/Japanese style art and graphic novels on our site. Some are spectacular!

Collects graphic novels Vol 1-3, 2016-17. By Margaret Atwood. Art by Johnnie Christmas. Internationally best-selling and respected novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas collaborate for a highly anticipated comic book and literary events! A genetic engineer caught in the middle of a chemical accident all of a sudden finds himself with superhuman abilities. With these new powers he takes on the identity of Angel Catbird and gets caught in the middle of a war between animal/human hybrids, previously hidden from his insular world. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, educational, and pulp- inspired superhero adventure--with a lot of cat puns. All-ages. Bonus 70 pages of art and variant covers. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: COMAC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 314pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99


Warehouse Finds & Publisher File Copies

GRAVEN IMAGES The Best of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Film Art
Closeout Price! Almost Gone! Highly Recommended. Introduction by Stephen King. A fine coffee table book collecting more than 500 works from sixty years of classic cult "B-films" posters. With an introduction by Stephen King, and special commentary by Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, and Clive Barker! For most of the 20th century, the film genre of fantasy and sci-fi has produced some of the finest poster art ever, from 1919 to the 1930s and on into the sixties: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Frankenstein, Psycho, Planet of the Apes, 2001: A Space Odyssey are just a few of the works here. Grove Press, 1992. Out of Print.. Note: May be price-clipped, with very slight dings to corners and slight scratches or creases to dust jackets....More.

Item Code: GRAVH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 240pg, Full Color
$50.00 $29.95

Publisher File Copies, 1974. Highly Recommended. By Alex Niño, Spain, Alcala, Bode, Spiegleman, Wilson, Sheridan, Shelton, Rand Holmes et al. In 1973 the first underground comics convention met the mainstream in Berkeley, California. A year later, the second show was celebrated with a program book with contributions from a host of creators. This is that book, sporting a wrap-around cover by Rand Holmes (spoofing the dealer's room!) and contributions from Alfredo Alcala, Rick Griffin, Alex Niño, Robert Williams, Jesse F. Santos, Steve Leialoha, Frank Brunner, Spain Rodriguez, Gilbert Shelton, Vaughn Bodé, Kim Deitch, Art Spiegelman, S. Clay Wilson, T. Bird, M. Nelson, Jay Kinney, John Workman, Dave Sheridan, Jack Jaxon, Trina Robbins, and many others. Rip Off Press/ Last Gasp, 1974. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Note: Some copies may have slightly curled covers. Overstreet grade fine/very fine (7.0) or better....More.

Item Code: TALBC
Comic, 7x10, 52pg, b&w

Publisher File Copy. Hand-numbered from 1500. Back in stock. Recommended. By Hal Foster. In 1971, Hal Foster wrote and drew his final page for his legendary Sunday page. Strip #1788, the culmination of his work that began in 1937, featured a huge final panel showing Val and his friends looking off into the distance, ready for new adventures. And they would have them, as the strip was carried on first by John Cullen Murphy, then by Gary Gianni, and now by Thomas Yeates. Never reproduced full Sunday page size anywhere else. Manuscript Press, Early 1980s...More.

Item Code: PVLP
na, 17x22, 1pg, Full Color

The publisher had given us four copies and we quickly sold them out. But he discovered more, so here it is available again.


New 2019 Calendars

Highly Recommended. By Lewis Caroll. Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a beloved fantasy tale, with the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat enjoying an enduring legacy in popular imagination. Including well-chosen, major works by Arthur Rackham, John Tenniel, Charles Folkard, Kay Nixon, Charles Robinson and Gwynedd Hudson, some of the most iconic scenes from the book are laid out in vivid glory in this wonderful wall calendar. We like it! One of the most diverse and best selected Alice calendars we've ever seen, and very well reproduced. Flame Tree, 2018...More.

Item Code: AL19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

ARTHUR RACKHAM 2019 Calendar
Recommended. Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the “Golden Age“ of British book illustration, which roughly encompassed the years from 1890–1918. Rackham's illustrations in this calendar are drawn from a variety of publications, including his best-known books like A Midsummer Night's Dream, Aesop's Fables, a mermaid scene from Undine, Gulliver's Travels, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures (1913). Flame Tree, 2018...More.

Item Code: AR19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

THOMAS COLE 2019 Calendar
Highly Recommended. If you like the work of Gustave Dore and John Martin, which offers panoramic scenes of both idealized landscapes and also touches on fantasy and the fantastic, look no further. In sun-drenched full color, Cole is THE nineteenth-century artist known best for his Romantic depictions of American landscapes. This wall calendar showcases 12 of his most fantastical, awe-inspiring scenes, including paintings from The Course of Empire and Voyage of Life series, as well as The Oxbow and The Titan's Goblet. Flame Tree, 2018...More.

Item Code: TC19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

I finally got to review a copy of the Dore Calendar, and I liked it so much I raised my evaluation to My Highest Recommendation. [GD19. $12.99]. Go the the website for more Alice in Wonderland and for more Arthur Rackham.


Coming in November

Signed & limited, 1000! By Roy Thomas and Stan Lee. A foreword by Stan Lee and in-depth career biography by Roy Thomas; complete facsimile comic book reprints of Stan's greatest hits and coveted rarities from throughout the decades, true to original size, tipped-in throughout the book; a separately bound reissue of Stan Lee's 1947 Secrets Behind the Comics! More than 1,000 images, including intimate photographs and artifacts from Stan and Joan Lee's personal archives, and new reproductions of original art and rare comic books. Printed on archival paper and presented in an acrylic slipcase. Taschen, 2018. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: STANLD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x18, 444pg, Full Color

FANTASTIC WORLDS The Art of William Stout Signed
Signed color bookplate! Highly Recommended. By Ed Leimbacher Introduction by Robert Williams. Includes a special full color illustrated bookplate exclusive to us, signed by Bill. From his cult movie posters to his epic paleoart, celebrate the life and work of William Stout with this stunning monograph featuring the most iconic artwork from the multi-talented muralist, illustrator, and designer. Bill has created a body of work that transcends genre, medium, and industry during his astonishing forty-year career. He has designed album covers for the Who and the Rolling Stones, worked on films ranging from Ralph Bakshi's Wizards to Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, and brought the world of the dinosaurs to life through highly acclaimed paleoart. Insight Editions, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: FANTWHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 304pg, Full Color

FANTASTIC WORLDS The Art of William Stout Deluxe
Limited to 500. Recommended. From his cult movie posters to his epic paleoart, celebrate the life and work of William Stout with this stunning monograph featuring the most iconic artwork from the multi-talented muralist, illustrator, and designer. This very special edition will come in a clam shell case, with bonus prints, signed. We don't yet know additional details, but Bill is supervising production, so this should be exceptional. We will pay shipping and insurance on orders within the U.S. Insight Editions, 2018. Due Dec/Jan. ...More.

Item Code: FANTWD
Hard Cover, 9x13, 304+pg, Full Color

See the website for more than 20 of Bill's signed sketchbooks, Dinosaur art books and more.


Coming in December

MARVEL KNIGHTS Daredevil Yellow, Spider-Man Blue, Hulk Gray, Captain America White Omnibus
By Jeph Loeb. Art by Tim Sale. All four of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's classic "color" masterpieces in one atmospheric hardcover! Blind acrobat Daredevil was inspired to heroism by the example of his prizefighter father - but Matt Murdock is a young man in love with Karen Page. Relive Daredevil's heartwarming, heartbreaking debut! Then, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy want to spend the rest of their lives together - but first, Spider-Man must run a gauntlet of his greatest foes. No matter how powerful the Incredible Hulk becomes, his heart can still be shattered by Betty Ross - the daughter of his greatest enemy! And Captain America battles beside his best friend Bucky behind enemy lines in World War II! Touching and insightful tales of super heroism from an Eisner Award-winning team! Marvel, 2018. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: MARKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 664pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00


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.

ARTHUR SZYK SOLDIER IN ART Hardcover [ARSZH. $54.95 $34.95].


NEIL GAIMAN'S GRAVEYARD BOOK Complete Deluxe Signed [NGGBD. $175.00 $125.00].



BILLIE HOLIDAY [BILHO. $19.99 $11.99].

IT'S ALL A BIT HEATH ROBINSON Re-Inventing The First World War [ITALL. $19.95 $12.95].


SHERLOCK HOLMES Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes [SHERHO. $8.99 $4.99].

TOMB RAIDER The Art and Making of the Film [TOMBRH. $39.95 $24.95].

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

We have a full color original art page from Mike Ploog's Tom Sawyer [RB325]. I have just reduced the price from $650 to $450, which includes free shipping in the U.S. If it doesn't sell by November 8, I'm going to return it to the consigner.

For fantasy art lovers we have The Art of Richard Powers and The Making of Star Wars Episode 1.

Signed by the artist David Delamare is a beautiful copy of The Nutcracker.

For Betty Boop fans is a copy of The Fleischer Story, and for pin-up and pulp fans we have The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage.

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Mature Readers

My favorite item this week is an entirely new look at Eric Stanton & The History of the Bizarre Underground. It's very well done, with literally hundreds of reproductions of paperback covers, Sweeter Gwen strips, Ditko influenced art and more.

Dita Von Tease introduces Working Girls, a very unusual look at bordello life in Pennsylvania in 1892. In 200 intimate pictures and several serious essays, we get a glimpse of life for a “fallen woman” long before most other collections were ever assembled.

We also have a new Cavewoman with a Budd Root nude cover, Moving Day.

And last, a handsome Vintage Burlesque Calendar for 2019 with Lili St Cyr, Irma the Body, Gypsy Rose Lee, Syra Marty, Sally Rand, Gina Lollobridgida, and Naja Karamuru.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Frankenstein Visual History, more 2019 calendars, new Classics Illustrated, a new Bettie Page memoir, Swamp Thing, Batman, Disney and more!

This week we have a new Frankenstein Visual History that looks very good. More 2019 calendars including all the DC & Marvel “Vintage” series. Six new Classics Illustrated reprints. Three more Blood ‘n' Thunder pulp reference colllections. An entirely new Bettie Page memoir, Swamp Thing, Batman White Knight, Disney's Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation, Thor, Dejah Thoris, Marilyn and Star Trek.

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By Elizabeth Campbell Denlinger. This book shows how Mary Shelley created a monster. Commemorating the two-hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein, it traces the origins and impact of her novel -- a classic of world literature, a masterpiece of horror, and a forerunner of science fiction. Shelley conceived the archetype of the mad scientist who dares to flout the laws of nature. She devised a conflicted creature, eloquent and repulsive, torn between good and evil. In the movies he can be a brute pure and simple, yet he is still an object of compassion and remains a favorite on stage and screen. New York Public Library, 2018...More.

Item Code: ITSALH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 336pg, Text/Partial Color
$54.95 $47.50
FRANKENSTEIN The First Two Hundred Years
Highly Recommended. By Christopher Frayling. This book, celebrating the 200th birthday of Frankenstein, traces the journey of Shelley's Frankenstein from limited-edition literature into the bloodstream of contemporary culture. With text by renowned Gothic scholar Sir Christopher Frayling, it includes new research on the novel's origins; a facsimile reprint of the earliest-known manuscript version of the creation scene; visual material on adaptations for the stage, in magazines, on playbills, in prints and in books of the 19th century; visual essays and stills on many of the film versions and their inspirations in the history of art; and Frankenstein in popular culture--on posters, advertisements, packaging, in comics and graphic novels. Reel Art Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: FRAFH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 208pg, Partial Color

PS Artbooks has collected Dick Briefer's entire comic book series that ran from 1945 to 1954, complete now in Volumes 3-8. The first two were skipped so far, because of the difficulty in finding his first appearances in Prize Comics. But stay tuned! The available collections cover both the early humorous appearances and the horror run, which began with issue #18. All are deeply discounted while our supply lasts, many in the deluxe slipcased format, for as little as $21.95.

We also have renditions of Frankenstein by Guido Crepax, Mike Mignola, Gris Grimley, Frankenstein Alive by Wrightson, and the original Classics Illustrated. And currently we have two copies of Berni Wrightson's very first illustrated Frankenstein in Rare and Out of Print books.


Art Books

BETTIE PAGE The Lost Years
By Tori Rodriguez with Ron Brem. Foreword by Tempest Storm. Bettie’s beloved sister Goldie carefully stored heaps of incredible family photos, the bulk of which feature Bettie as either the sole subject or part of the shot. None of these hundreds of photos has ever been published until now, and few people even know they exist. Goldie also saved approximately 29 letters from Bettie spanning the years 1949 to 2000, ranging in length from note-size to 18 full pages, which tell the unknown story of Bettie’s “lost years” following her retirement from modeling in 1957. Littlefield, 2018...More.

Item Code: BETLYH
Hard Cover, 8.5x11, 126pg, Partial Color
$27.95 $24.95

There is lots more on Bettie, including the 2019 Olivia Calendar, which sold out early last year. And a new Terry Dodson statue with a variant edition.

MARILYN Lost Images from the Hollywood Photo Archive
By Boze Hadleigh. From the beginning of her modeling career in 1944 as Norma Jeane Mortensen to her death as the voluptuous Hollywood icon in 1962, Marilyn Monroe posed for thousands of modeling and publicity photos, scores of which have long been forgotten or abandoned in neglected studio archives. This book collects 100 of the rarest of the rare, seldom previously seen images of her brief modeling career, early days on the 20th Century Fox lot, then in candids between scene takes and traveling as a public figure as the wife of Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio. For the Monroe fans who think that they have seen it all, this book will provide a new lens on a beloved American icon. Lyons, 2018...More.

Item Code: MARLIH
Hard Cover, 10x10, 160pg, Partial Color
$24.95 $22.50

See more of Marilyn on our website.

WALT DISNEY'S NINE OLD MEN Masters of Animation
Curated by Don Hahn. Text by Charles Solomon. Celebrate the legacy of Disney's core group of animators, with Walt Disney's Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation, featuring original sketches from classic films such as Pinocchio, Bambi, and Peter Pan—including an exclusive look at the animators' lives, with personal caricatures and fine artwork.In the mid-1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the term “Nine Old Men” to describe the nine justices of the Supreme Court, who had seemingly lost touch with the ever-changing times. In jest, Walt Disney borrowed the term several years later to refer to his core team of animators—Les Clark, Marc Davis, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, and Frank Thomas—even though they were neither old nor out of touch, and in fact would together make history with their cutting-edge contributions to the world of animation. Walt Disney Family Foundation, 2018...More.

Item Code: WDNINEH
Hard Cover, 12x10, 160pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $44.95

Recommended. Edited by Pete Docter. There are nine flip books inside this box that pays tribute to Disney's early animators. Legendary animators Ub Iwerks, Norm Ferguson, Billl Tytla, Ham Luske, Art Babbitt, Grim Gatwick, Freddie Moore, Hal King, and John Sibley are featured in this special set, a companion the the first Nine Old Men collection. Each flipbook features a scene from an animated Disney feature in its original line-drawn form. Disney, 2017...More.

Item Code: WALTNMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x5, 1616pg, Full Color
$60.00 $49.95

Here is the excellent “They Drew As They Pleased” series, now up to four volumes. And more Disney beginning with the latest releases.


New Classics Illustrated

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #11 Knights of the Round Table
By Howard Pyle. Adventures of the knights of the round table and their quest to find the Holy Grail. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further engage the reader in the story. Classic Comic Store, 2016...More.

Item Code: CLA11
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color

By Charles Dickens. Art by Joe Orlando, George Evans. Dickens's classic story of the French Revolution. The Classics Illustrated comic book series began life in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’ "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old. Each book contains dedicated theme discussions and study questions to further develop the reader’s understanding and enjoyment of the work at hand. Classic Comic Store, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLA35
Soft Cover, 6.5x9.5, 48pg, Full Color

By Lew Wallace. Cover by Gerald McCann, art by Joe Orlando. Adaptation by Betty Jacobson. Lew Wallace's "Tale of the Christ" as told through the life of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish heir accused of attempting to assassinate a Roman Governor and sold into slavery as punishment. Classic Comic Store...More.

Item Code: CLA27
Soft Cover, 6.5x9.5, 48pg, Full Color

By David Crockett. Art by Lou Cameron. The life of Davy Crockett, the American frontiersman. Classics Illustrated tells the extraordinary life tale of Davy Crockett in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a timeline of events surrounding Crockett's life and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further engage the reader in the story. Classic Comic Store, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLA61
Soft Cover, 6.5x9.5, 48pg, Full Color

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #49 A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare. Art by Alex Blum. Adaptation by Samuel Willinsky. Shakespeare's comedy about the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, and the mischievous Puck, as they create confusion amongst the humans in the forest. Classic Comic Store, 2016...More.

Item Code: CLA49
Soft Cover, 6.5x9.5, 48pg, Full Color

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #38 The Count of Monte Cristo
By Alexandre Dumas. Art by Lou Cameron. Edmond Dantés, a merchant sailor in the early 19th Century, is wrongfully imprisoned for life without trial. After years of incarceration on the remote island prison of the Château d'If, he learns of a vast treasure on the island of Monte Cristo and becomes determined to escape in order to retrieve the treasure and use it for vengeance against the men who betrayed him. Classic Comic Store...More.

Item Code: CLA38
Soft Cover, 6.5x9.5, 48pg, Full Color

This is the third set of six new Classics we've brought in, all titles we have never before handled. See all the releases, beginning with the latest ones, here on our website.


Archives & Graphic Novels

By Amy Chu. Art by Pasquale Qualano. Cover art by J. Scott Campbell. Dejah Thoris, obsessed with finding the legendary Gardens of Mars, recruits her own expedition team of scientists. But once outside the palace walls, things don't go as planned, and the Princess learns the hard way just how dangerous Barsoom really is. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: DJG01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 156pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See our website for Dejah Thoris collections and statues, starting with the most recent.

STAR TREK The Next Generation
Through the Mirror Written by David & Scott Tipton. Art by Marcus To, Chris Johnson, Josh Hood et al. The Mirror Universe Next Generation crew is looking for new worlds to conquer, and they're crossing over to the Prime Star Trek Universe to find them! When the Enterprise-D discovers a burned-out, pillaged Andorian vessel, the search for the culprits behind it leads to some startlingly familiar faces. But, how did the Mirror Universe crew find their way to ours, and what does Emperor Spock have to do with it? Plus, it's interstellar espionage aboard the Enterprise-D when the Mirror Universe crew infiltrates Captain Picard's ship! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: STNGTM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$17.99 $16.50

Here's more Star Trek collections.

Duck Tales Series 1 1988-90 #4-8, 10, 11, 13; The Movie #1 1990; Anders and & Co 1996 #1, 32, 46. A whole new way to enjoy classic DuckTales! Legendary comic book talents are back with a Money Bin-full of classic 1980s and 1990s DuckTales comics! From dodging "The Billion-Bean Stampede" to lifting "The Curse of Flabbergé," from "Sky-High Hijinks" with the Beagle Boys to Magica De Spell's hunt for "The Bedevilled Dime," the adventures never stop for Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, and the gang! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: DDUC01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See the website for all the Timeless Tales series, and more with Uncle Scrooge.

Tomb of Dracula (1972) #16-25, Werewolf by Night (1972) #15, Giant-Size Spider-Man #1, Giant-Size Chillers #1, Giant-Size Dracula #2, Frankenstein #7-9, Dracula Lives #5-7 Recommended. By Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, Chris Claremont et al. Art by Gene Colan, Mike Ploog, Ross Andru et al. Open the tomb once again for tales filled with bloodsuckers, cultists and things risen from the grave! When Dracula attempts to feed on Jack Russell's friend Topaz, it's time for a vampire versus Werewolf-by-Night showdown -with the Darkhold as the prize! Blade the vampire hunter closes in, but will the Lord of Darkness be burned by Doctor Sun? It's stakes on a plane when Drac's flight is hijacked -and the Montesi Formula might spell doom for all vampires! Discover the beginnings of Dracula's feud with the wizard Cagliostro, and meet Lilith - his devastating daughter! Plus: Spider-Man! Hannibal King! And tales from Dracula's centuries-long life, including a clash with Frankenstein's monster! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: TOMB02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 506pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $34.99

More Tomb is on the website.

THOR Epic Collection Volume 5 The Fall of Asgard
Collects #175-194, 1970-71. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby, John Buscema, Neal Adams et al. The mountain giants are on the march! Surtur has broken free! Odin sleeps while Loki has claimed the throne of Asgard! In short, all Ragnarok is about to break loose! And when the dust settles, Loki's spells will lead to a body swap between the God of Thunder and his mischievous half brother! With art by Jack Kirby and Neal Adams, this Epic Collection is an embarrassment of riches--and John Buscema soon steps up to carry the hammer in an equally epic artistic run! Together with Stan Lee, he'll pit Thor against Doctor Doom, unleash the power of Infinity, combat Hela in the realm of the dead, set father against son, stage the wedding of Loki and Lady Sif and team up Thor and the Silver Surfer! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: THE05
Soft Cover, 7x10, 432pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

More vintage Thor is on our website.

SWAMP THING The Bronze Age Volume 1
The House of Secrets #92 (June/July 1971), Swamp Thing #1-3 (October 1972-March 1973). Written by Len Wein. Art by Bernie Wrightson, Nestor Redondo, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Luis Dominguez. Cover by Karl Kerschl. Deep in the bayous of Louisiana, far from civilization's grasp, a shadowed creature seen only in fleeting glimpses roils the black waters...a twisted, vegetative mockery of a man...a Swamp Thing! Created by writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, this shambling, muck-encrusted figure swiftly became one of DC's most iconic characters of the Bronze Age of Comics, and his shocking stories have become classics in the gothic horror genre. Now, for the first time, all of these legendary early adventures are presented here in a comprehensive trade paperback edition. DC Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: SWABA01
Soft Cover, 6.5x10, 304pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

There's more Swamp Thing and Berni Wrightson on our website.

By Sean Murphy with Matt Hollingsworth. Public support for Batman dwindles and Gotham City's 99 percent rally around ex-Joker Jack Napier's crusade to expose decades of corruption within the GCPD. A proposition inspires new revelations about Harley and The Joker's past; and as Jack transforms into a hero of the middle class and takes extreme measures to mobilize a revolutionary army of super-villains, Bruce struggles to stay focused on engineering a technological breakthrough to save Alfred. DC Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: BATWK
Soft Cover, 6.5x10, 226pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See our website for more latest Batman collections.

Highly Recommended. By Grant Morrison. Art by Yanick Paquette. For years Diana of Paradise Island yearned to leave behind the only home she knew for adventures that lay beyond its shores. Now, after a fateful meeting with Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, the Amazon Warrior finds herself in Man's World. And she is ready for anything that it may throw at her. But is the world ready for Wonder Woman? An American government, fraught with dissension and conflicts foreign to Diana, have deemed her a danger to society. How will Wonder Woman carry out her mission of peace and love in a world that can't get out of its own way? That is, unless there are more insidious forces at play... DC Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: WWE02H
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Earth One Volume 1 is also available, and see our website for more of the latest Wonder Woman releases.

By Manning, Caniff, Crane, Hamlin, Lynde, Tufts, Phil Davis, Wilson McCoy et al. America's longest-running magazine of classic comics now has twice as many pages of strips as the earlier version, on better paper, includes 8 pages of full-color comic strips, and features Rick O'Shay by Stan Lynde, Flash Gordon by Harry Harrison, Gasoline Alley by Dick Moores, Alley Oop by V. T. Hamlin, Tarzan by Russ Manning, Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff, and Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts. Manuscript Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: CR1018
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color

See back issues back to 2016 here, to catch long sequences of these strips.


Pulp History & Pulp Art

BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS 1 Pride of the Pulps
Edited by Ed Hulse. During the pulp era--roughly the first five decades of the 20th century--more than one thousand all-fiction magazines reached the nation's newsstands, if only for a single issue. Of that number, just a couple dozen attained any reputation for literary quality, and fewer than half that many regularly published stories considered to be on a par with those accepted by the prestigious “slick” magazines. The top periodicals in the field--Adventure, Argosy, Blue Book, Short Stories, The Popular Magazine, and a few others--were edited and packaged with loving care and consistently reflected the best that rough-paper magazines had to offer. Murania, 2017...More.

Item Code: BLOT01
Soft Cover, 8.5x11, 218pg, Text/b&w

BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS 2 The Penny-a-Word Brigade
Pulp Fictioneers Discuss Their Craft. Edited by Ed Hulse. Return with us to those halcyon days of yesteryear, when writers of pulp fiction made a precarious living--sweating out plot details, trying to make their hackneyed characters seem fresh, working insane hours, often typing until their fingers bled. And usually for just a penny a word. In this collection of articles from vintage writer's magazines, those journeymen scribes explain how—and why—they did it. Represented in these pages are pulp fiction's leading lights: Lester Dent, Frank Gruber, Frederick Davis, H. Bedford-Jones, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many more. The tips they presented to aspiring fiction writers are, for the most part, still applicable today. And they make fascinating reading, bringing back to life a long-gone phase of American popular culture. Murania Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: BLOT02
Soft Cover, 8.5x11, 220pg, Text Only

Edited by Ed Hulse. This latest volume in the Blood 'N' Thunder Presents series has been assembled by Ed Hulse, co-editor of Amazon's best-selling The Art of the Pulps, from contributions by some of today's most distinguished pop-culture scholars and archeologists. Their lengthy, informative essays are profusely illustrated with pulp and book covers, interior artwork, rare photographs, and movie posters. And the works herein are new to this volume, not culled from back issues of Blood 'N' Thunder. Muriania Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: BLOT04
Soft Cover, 8.5x11, 220pg, Text/b&w

We announced two more Blood ‘n' Thunder collections just recently, as we catch up with their ambitious series that collects the best articles and features from their long-running magazine. 


Just Arrived 2019 Calendars

GUSTAVE DORE 2019 Calendar
Highly Recommended. The intricate engravings of Gustav Doré earned him great success during the Victorian era, and are still respected today for their unique style and skilful vision. But they all started out as paintings, as vividly displayed here with original artworks from the recent book and exhibition, the finest ever compiled on his career and work. Displaying Doré's immensely evocative illustrations for poems by Tennyson, Dante, Coleridge and Milton, as well as scenes from the Bible, this wall calendar is a true treat and the first of its kind. Flame Tree, 2018...More.

Item Code: GD19
12x12, 24pg, b&w

I especially like this, based on the recent book of original Dore paintings. It's a pleasure to see his work before it was “interpreted” in wood or steel engravings.

CTHULHU 2019 Calendar
Art by Dave Oliver, Keith Talbot, Rafat Badan, et al. Appearing in H.P. Lovecraft's best-known works, kraken-like monster Cthulhu is an iconic figure that has fed imaginations ever since his first appearance in Weird Tales. The name has come to define the whole mythos built up around Lovecraft's strange worlds and pantheon of monsters that continue to inspire many writers. Featuring the fantastic work of talented contemporary artists, this calendar displays a fascinating mix of weird and wonderful depictions of this notorious monster that lurks beneath the deep. Flame Tree, 2018...More.

Item Code: CTH19
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

Recommended. Batman #39 with Batman and Robin ice skating, and #21 with the pair on bucking broncos. Detective #114 with The Joker. These folks do a wonderful job of picking outstanding and different images for this fun oversized calendar. I always have one of these near my comics collection. Asgard, 2018...More.

Item Code: VINB19
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. Wonder Woman boasted some of the greatest DC covers in the 1940s, such as the iconic WW for President, here from WW #7, and riding a bomb from #12. We also have covers from early Sensation Comics, #23 and 28. They even offered seasonal covers, and these are some of the most eye-catching and fun as WW and her DC buddies dress in Santa costumes or do summertime activities. With the recent Gale Gadot film, these issues have shot up in value and deservedly so. They are very cool, and you can see some of the best here for all of next year. Asgard, 2018...More.

Item Code: VINW19
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color

Justice League #31 by Sekowsky and Murphy Anderson. Flash #154 by Infantino. The cover is a classic World's Finest cover by Jack Burnley. Here we get the best of both the Golden Age and the Silver Age in one hip new calendar. These guys do the best vintage calendars each year. Asgard, 2018...More.

Item Code: VID19
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color

This kicks off with one of the all-time great Action Comics covers by Jack Burnley.Then we find Superboy on the cover of the 1940s Adventure #129; Lois Lane #4 from the late 1950s; "The Boy Who Killed Superman" from Jimmy Olsen #28, 1958, drawn by Jack's brother Ray Burnley. Excellent, choice glimpses of Superman's many appearances from the early days. Oversized, opening out to 9x26, with each page perforated to remove and reuse as a print. Asgard, 2018...More.

Item Code: VIDS19
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color

Recommended. It's all about the sixties here, in the first Vintage release devoted solely to Supergirl. Here is her first appearance in Action #252, along with classic covers from Adventure Comics, Jimmy Olsen, and 80-page Giant Supergirl. Meet the original Supergirl, Kara Zor-El, of the planet Krypton. Just like her famous cousin, she is rocketed to earth by her desperate father. Kara acquires powers similar to Superman's, and thus begins the adventures of one of the most enduring characters in the DC Universe. Oversized with perforated plates. Asgard, 2018...More.

Item Code: VIS19
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color

I like this vintage series. They've dropped the price this year, down from $18.95. These are larger than regular calendars, taller, and come with a handsome metal spiral binding for ease of use. Each page is also perforated to remove and use as a poster.

See our website for all of the 2019 calendars, including Mature Readers releases.


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 EGO AND OTHER TAILS Deluxe Edition [BATEGH. $39.99 $24.99].

BATGIRL A Celebration of 50 Years [BATGCH. $39.99 $24.99].



JUSTICE INC Volume 1 [JUSI01. $19.99 $11.99].

COMPLETE CUL DE SAC Slipcased Set [CCDH. $75.00 $45.00].

ART DECO [ARDECH. $49.95 $34.95].


THE COMPLETE JAMES BOND Volume 2 Goldfinger The Classic Comic Strip Collection 1960-66 [CIFJB02H. $39.95 $24.95].

GISELE [GIBH. $70.00 $45.00].

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


Rare & Out of Print

For fantastic and fantasy art lovers we have The Impetus of Dreams by Daniel Merriam, and Overload, the Art of Juan Gimenez. We also found another fantastic Hannes Bok Treasury, this time in a bargain priced softcover.

Containing rare art by Richard Corben, we have A Feast Unknown by Philip Jose Farmer. Also a hardcover Modesty Blaise novel, Dragon's Claw, and from the Talbot Mundy's Adventure series, Jimgrim and the Devil at Ludd.

For Disney fans we have An Animators Gallery by Eric Goldberg that comes with a signed bookplate.

Lastly, from the popular Glamour International publication is #17, American Good Girl Art 1900-1950's.

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Mature Readers

From photographer Frederick Potter (Sensual Goddess) comes a new art photography book devoted to an amazing model: Visions of Oleanna Volume 1.

And we have three new DVDs: the first is a third release in the Voyeur series, Anastacia & Carmen.

And two new Peekarama double features: School Girl Reunion & Sensuous Fly Girls, and Sexorcist & Deviates in Love.

See our website for the previous two Voyeur releases, and for more Peekarama double features. And here for all adult dvds.

From our Rare and Out of Print section we have a beautiful oversized art book by MIlo Manara, Foemina. This is the first printing of the Italian language version, and is signed and numbered.

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News and Notes

We just wrapped up the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair and are on the way home, via a layover in Portland. So I was unable to review the new releases this week. I’ll put my personal stamp on the descriptions and recommendations next week. Hope to see some of you at the local Sac-Con this Sunday, October 21, in Sacramento, California. Then no more shows until Oakland and Pasadena in mid-February.

I picked up a run of Illustration Magazine #1-50 If you are looking for any out of print issues, contact Todd with your wants ( You can score any before we put them on the website. Also picked up the first sixteen Complete Dick Tracy volumes, many of which we now only offer as special order items. And a complete set of Will Eisner’s The Spirit in hardcover—which I will offer first as a complete set.

Bill Schelly is the award-winning author of Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad; John Stanley:  Giving Life to Little Lulu; Sense of Wonder: My Life in Comics Fandom; Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book Visionary and many other books, as well as a co-editor with Roy Thomas on Alter Ego magazine.

Bill published many of his early books under his own imprint, Hamster Press. He wants to get his remaining inventory out to more people, so we picked up several of his books to offer at new discount prices, including The Golden Age of Comics Fandom, Founders of Comics Fandom, and The Best of Star Studded Comics. He also generously signed a bunch of them. I’ll get them here in the email in the next two weeks or so—now on sale.



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