Thursday, December 13, 2018

Yoshitaka Amano, Wally Wood's Christmas Book, Prince Valiant Slipcase Set 2 (Vols 4-6), Dunkirk by Sam Glanzman, Peanuts, The Black Hammer, X-Men, Tarzan and more new sale items!

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Yoshitaka Amano is in an all-new, handsome biography; Wally Wood's Christmas Book is a fun little gem and bargain-priced. Prince Valiant Slipcase Set 2 (Vols 4-6) is here. From a Kickstarter project comes Dunkirk by Sam Glanzman. Peanuts 1970s Sunday Pages finish out the decade, The Black Hammer Omnibus, Classic X-Men, Thomas Yeates puts Tarzan into a post-apocalypse world. Plus 70 items newly on sale, priced at $5, $8 and $13. And a free Fantasy Art 25-Card Set. And...Star Wars. Baron Bean, Atomic Empire, Batman Golden Age Omnibus and Batman Complete Silver Age Newspaper Strips Slipcase set.

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Newspaper Strip Collections  |  Statues  |  Coming in February
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Free with any order over $25. Various. 25 random fantasy art cards of some of the greatest fantasy and science fiction artists ever. May include images by Charles Vess, Frank Frazetta, Ken Kelly, Boris Vallejo, Jeffrey Jones, Jack Kirby, Moebius, Joe Devito, Tim White, Don Maitz, Michael Whelan, Julie Bell and William Stout. We are compiling these from uncirculated cards that we had set aside during the non-sports card heyday in the 1980s and 90s. The cards are chosen at random, and will contain various artists and images. ...More.

Item Code: FRCS
2.5x3.5, 25 cards, Full Color

We used to handle a plethora of fantasy art cards in the 1980s and 90s, and we'd make up our own Factory Packs out of the boxes. Then we put aside all those extra cards. Score one of these with each order over $25.

Highly Recommended. A charming little classic for all ages and also a fun new collection of (mostly) never-before-seen Wood artwork. And a full story: "Bucky and the Christmas Caper," from 1966. Hall of Fame creator Wally Wood's never-published personal Christmas card art plus rare Christmas cartoons and comic strips collected into one handsome litttle hardcover volume. A small gem! Bucky goes into outer space in the 16-page story collected from the out-of-print Lunar Tunes. Color by Wood's wife, Tatjana Wood. Vanguard, 2018...More.

Item Code: WALWCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 36pg, Full Color

The illustration at the very top of this email is also from this Wood book. Missing any books by Wood? See them all on our website.

Signed with a small original drawing, hand-tints, two extra blow-ins, and two tip-ins! Highly Recommended. Foreword by William Stout.Testimonials by Sergio Aragones, Willie Ito and Daan Jippes. A collection of personal holiday greeting cards that Bob sent out to fewer than 40 friends and family members spanning the years 1974 - 2018. Most cards were written in quirky rhymes and illustrated with amusing cartoons. Plus two more surprises inserted inside the back cover. Bob's writing, illustrating and editing career has spanned the decades with Disney and Hanna-Barbera, and he was Art Director at Egmont, Disney's comics licensee in Denmark. Bob Foster, 2018...More.

Item Code: BOBFS
Soft Cover, 7x9, 44pg, b&w


Art Books

YOSHITAKA AMANO The Illustrated Biography-Beyond The Fantasy
Our Highest Recommendation. By Florent Gorges. Art by Yoshitaka Amano. A beautiful celebration of the life and imagery of Japan's master of fantasy and science fiction art! This handsome, landscape-style hardback contains nearly 400 illustrations and photos from the incredible career of Final Fantasy designer, graphic novelist and painter Yoshitaka Amano. Amano's artistic journey goes back to his first job in 1967--age 15, working on Speed Racer! From animator, to illustrator, to internationally exhibited painter, this biography is a look not only into the work of Amano's life, but the influences, techniques, philosophy, and family that have nurtured it. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: YOSHILH
Hard Cover, 10x11, 328pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

YOSHITAKA AMANO The Illustrated Biography-Beyond The Fantasy Deluxe Signed
Signed & numbered from an unstated limitation. Highly Recommended. By Florent Gorges. Art by Yoshitaka Amano. With a bonus 96-page softcover of sketches and a photo-essay, a 3-hour Blu-Ray, two mini-lithographs & a signed and numbered illustrated card, all enclosed in a special hardcover portfolio. And all of that, with the book, is in a specially-illustrated hardcover slipcase. A beautiful celebration of the life and imagery of Japan's master of fantasy and science fiction art! This handsome, landscape-style hardback contains nearly 400 illustrations and photos from the incredible career of Final Fantasy designer, graphic novelist and painter Yoshitaka Amano. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: YOSHILD
Hard Cover, 10x11, 336pg, Full Color

Dark Horse doesn't do many deluxe limited editions. When they do, they do very handsome ones. And they often sell out quickly. We're impressed with this new one.

16 pounds, a massive landscape-format volume. Recommended. Made with the full cooperation of George Lucas and Lucasfilm, this first volume covers the making of the original trilogy – Episode IV: A New HopeEpisode V: The Empire Strikes Backand Episode VI: Return of the Jedi– and features an exclusive interview with Lucas. The book is profusely illustrated with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters. The ultimate feast of rare material revealing how the films were created, how the actors worked together, how special effects were done, changes from original concept to final film... Handsome black cloth-bound hardcover. Taschen, 2018...More.

Item Code: STARWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x16, 600pg, Full Color
$200.00 $185.00

See our website for more Star Wars collections, including some Rare and Out of Print and Publisher file copies.

Revised & updated edition of the 1980 classic. Recommended. By Robb Walsh and David Wenzel. Art by David Thorn Wenzel. A recently discovered archaeological find provides a wealth of knowledge on the heretofore unknown life and habits of Dwarfs in all their day-to-day activities. Close examination is provided of their lives in everything from metalworking technologies to constructing underground dwellings and tunnels. And battling their enemies. From lowly laborers to their kings and ruling class. Meticulously researched and compiled by writers Robb Walsh and David Wenzel, and painstakingly illustrated by Wenzel (artist on The Hobbit and The Wizard's Tale graphic novels). IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: KINGDH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99


Tarzan by Thomas Yeates

Collects Dark Horse Presents Vol 2 #8-10, Vol 3 #22-27 + six chapters new here. Highly Recommended. By Alan Gordon. Art by Bo Hampton and Thomas Yeates. From Kurt Busiek: "A fascinating, layered and gorgeous adventure...makes you feel you've stepped into an undiscovered Tarzan novel. A rare treat..." Eric Larsen says "...the characters we know and love [in] a world that is new and different...both familiar and unfamilar. It's innovative and original, while true to its roots. Bravo." Can Tarzan's vine-swinging skills serve him in the half-flooded ruins of a future London? Lush covers and chapters 1-3 by Yeates, 4-15 by Bo Hampton. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: ERBON
Soft Cover, 7x10, 126pg, Full Color

TARZAN The Beckoning Signed
Signed bookplate! Collects #1-7, 1992-93. Highly Recommended. By Thomas Yeates and Henning Kure. The ageless couple, Tarzan and his beautiful wife Jane, have been living in America, fighting the illegal ivory trade to stop the slaughter of elephants...but they're soon drawn back to Africa, entangled in a dangerous web that threatens their lives! Beginning in California and climaxing in a mythical jungle utopia, Thomas Yeates's Tarzan: The Beckoning is an action-packed supernatural saga, collected here in its entirety for the first time and with delicious, highly detailed artwork and great action sequences. Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: TABES
Soft Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Full Color

TWIXT TWO WORLDS #3 By Thomas Yeates Signed
Signed & numbered, 1,000! Highly Recommended. Art by Thomas Yeates. Edited by Dwayne Covey. Thomas Yeates' third sketchbook has pen & ink and pencil drawings of Tarzan, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and many other lesser known Edgar Rice Burroughs characters; plus Sheena, Domino Lady, Doc and Pat Savage, Zorro and more. Jane, La of Opar, Dejah Thoris and others are often partially nude and very attractively done. These are mainly spontaneous convention sketches of characters and scenes, selected by the customer, drawn by hand in pencil and finished by hand in wet india ink. Yeates is the current artist on the Prince Valiant Sunday strip—who also appears here with Aleta. Thomas started his career illustrating with The Swamp Thing for DC Comics in the 1980s. Bud Plant, 2018. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: TWIS
Soft Cover, 9x11, 48, b&w

On our website find more by Thomas Yeates. We just had a nice visit with him at his studio in Jenner, California. His work on Prince Valiant is so very nice, it's a shame some publisher isn't collecting these Sunday Pages.

We have just three copies left of Bo Hampton's Lost Planet, on sale at half price. Click here for more Tarzan by other artists and for the latest new prose novels.


Comics & Comic Archives

BATMAN The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 6
Collects Detective Comics #132-149, Batman #45-54 and stories from World's Finest Comics #33-41-1948-49. Highly Recommended. By Edmond Hamilton, Bill Finger et al. Art by Dick Sprang, Jim Mooney, Lou Sayre Schwartz, Ray Burnley et al. The best-ever collection of the Dark Knight's Golden Age adventures, from creative titans of the comic book industry! In these tales from the late 1940s, the Dynamic Duo continues to fight crime as they encounter villains including Two-Face, The Joker, the Penguin and more! The orgin is retold, we find out secrets of the Batcave, they use the cool Batmobile and Batplane. Includes the debut appearance of the Riddler and an unusual tale in which Batman and Robin reenact the story of Frankenstein. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: BATG06H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 792pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

BLACK HAMMER Library Edition Volume 1
Highly Recommended. By Jeff Lemire. Art by Dean Ormston. Mysteriously banished from existence by a multiversal event, the old superheroes of Spiral City now lead simple lives on a bizarre farm from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure. The highly acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning superhero saga. "I don't read many comics these days, and I can't remember the last time I read a superhero comic, but I'm loving Black Hammer." - Mike Mignola Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: BLH01H
Hard Cover, 8x12, 408pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

I just began reading this and it had me hooked within the first few pages. It’s got classic comics tropes, from Kirby-esque monsters to heroes with origins that sound vaguely familiar—but with a twist. There’s a take on Captain America, another on Mary Marvel, perhaps a Martian Manhunter take, maybe Adam Strange...but I can’t do it justice here. 

A host of creators offer testimonials to this series, which won the Will Eisner Award. They include Mark Waid, James Robinson, Mark Miller, Dan Jurgens, and others—and of course, Mike Mignola, who I quote in the full description. I’ll write full review as soon as I finish it. I REALLY think this is handsomely drawn and beautifully written, with sharp, sympathetic characters.

Recommended. By Thierry Smolderen. Art by Alexandre Clérisse. Tomorrow... is just 121,000 years away! An astonishing and captivating original graphic novel from France. A brain teaser and a space opera immersed in the fluid and aerodynamic imagery of 1950s sci-fi. Fun graphics, offbeat characters, a little sex, drugs and hallucinations, mental telepathy--it's like nothing we've read before. But it includes references to real life sci-fi novels and pulp magazines, which is cool. It's just 1953, but Paul is in telepathic contact with a galactic space warrior and hero from the far, far distant future and thousands of light years away. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: ATOMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x9, 144pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Another unique graphic novel from France, but this one is really, really retro 1950s and as weird as it gets. I think I need to read it again!

Reprints Dell's Combat #10, 1963. Highly Recommended. Edited by Jon B. Cooke. First in a series of reprints of this famous title from the 1960s, entirely illustrated by Sam Glanzman. Includes restored story pages and lots of extra content, including the original painted cover. Four complete stories carry us through this hallowed battle, as the Nazis pushed the entire British army, before the United States entered the war, right onto the shores of France. Only by mobilizing every private boat and anything that floated to carry them off, did they stave off a horrible defeat that might have changed the course of World War II. It's Alive, 2018...More.

Item Code: DUNKI
Soft Cover, 7x10, 48pg, Full Color

We have just three copies now of the Walt Simonson variant cover [DUNKIV. $19.99]—we may or may not get any more.

X-MEN CLASSIC The Complete Collection Volume 1
Collects #1-23, 1986-88. Recommended. By Chris Claremont and Jo Duffy. Art by John Bolton, Dave Cockrum et al. In 1986, Marvel launched Classic X-Men, a series that reprinted the "All-New, All-Different X-Men" era -- with a twist! All-new backup stories fleshed out the 1970s tales and delved deeper into the characters' lives and new story pages were even inserted into the reprints, expanding on key moments and sowing the seeds for future storylines! Now, all this newly created material has been collected together, complete with comparisons and text pieces explaining what was changed, what was added, and why! Friendships are forged, allies are mourned and lives are transformed in these rare tales that dance between the raindrops of some of the most revered X-Men comics of all time! It's the perfect companion piece to your Uncanny X-Men collection! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: CLX01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 520pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99


Newspaper Strip Collections

BATMAN Complete Silver Age Newspaper Comics Slipcase Set
1966-72. Recommended. Written by Whitney Ellsworth. Art by Sheldon Moldoff et al. The daily Batman newspaper strip began in 1966, on the heels of the Batmania craze created by the hit television series staring Adam West, and ran through the early 1970s. The strip boasted stories by longtime editor Whitney Ellsworth and art by DC stalwarts Shelly Moldoff, Joe Giella, Carmine Infantino, and Al Plastino. Featuring an all-star cast of characters including the Joker, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Batgirl, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Superman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, and more! This three book set includes all the black-and-white dailies, plus all the color Sundays. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: BAS01P
Hard Cover, 11x9, 768pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

These are also still available in individual hardcover editions. The set above is in softcover.

Recommended. A fun Batman collectible to display, and it actually works too. A high-quality die-cast metal Bat-Signal--projects up to 20 feet! Special features include 5-inch tall authentically detailed Bat-Signal replica, metal construction, LED light-up function, up to 20-feet projection in darkness, 360-degree rotatable base, bonus 48-page 5x7 hardcover book on Batman and Bat-Signal lore, featuring full-color illustrations throughout. In a handsome full color display box. 3 AAA batteries not included. Running Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: BATMBS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 5 tall, 48pg, Full Color

See all of the Batman graphic novels, archives and omnibus editions on our website.

Eighteen complete Sunday Adventures. Highly Recommended. By Jerry Siegel, Otto Binder, Edmond Hamilton et al. Art by Wayne Boring. Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel returned to DC and became writer, once again, of the newspaper comic strip along with DC's other top writers. In these eighteen classic adventures from October 18, 1959 to January 20, 1963, the Man of Steel meets "The Kryptonite Girl" and his "Mermaid Sweetheart." Also featured are Superman's "Greatest Feats," "The Super Powers of Perry White," "The Invasion of the Super-Ants," and "The Creature of 1,000 Disguises," among other early '60s tales drawn by Wayne Boring. And "Superman Joins the Army," a theme DC refused to touch on during World War II. Find out why, here. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: SUSS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 184pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

SUPERMAN The Golden Age Sundays 1943-1946
Special Order - takes 3-4 weeks! Highly Recommended. By Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Introduction by Mark Waid. This takes up right after the solo Kitchen Sink volume, which collected the first 183 Sundays. This begins May 9, 1943 and continues through August 4, 1946, filling another major gap in the Superman mythos. In a partnership between IDW's The Library of American Comics and DC Comics, this volume begins a comprehensive archival program to bring back into print every one of the Superman Sunday newspaper strips. IDW, 2014...More.

Item Code: SUSG01H
Hard Cover, 10x13, 184pg, Full Color
$49.99 $44.99

There are also collections of Superman Golden Age, Atomic Age and Silver Age dailies and Sunday.

PRINCE VALIANT 4-6 Slipcase Set
1943-48. Our Highest Recommendation. By Hal Foster. Hal Foster's Prince Valiant is one of the most magnificent adventure comics ever and Fantagraphics' reprinting is the loveliest treatment of the strip in the history of publishing. This deluxe slipcase is the perfect way to display and yet protect this second set of volumes with six full years, collecting the strip's amazing adventures that ran from 1943 through 1948 (see full details with each individual volume on our website)! A companion to the first boxed set of Volumes 1-3, and hopefully an annual event to continue to offer deluxe, nicely illustrated boxes of the continuing series. Beware: these slipcased sets sometimes sell out unexpectedly. Fantagraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: PVS02P
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x14, 336pg, Full Color
$99.99 $84.99

We mentioned this last week and nicely timed, it rolled in immediately after. The first Slipcase set of 3 books is also available, same price [PVS01P].

Back in stock. New printing. Sunday Pages, 1945-46. Our Highest Recommendation. By Hal Foster. Fully half of this volume is devoted to the conclusion of "The Winning of Aleta," the two-year epic in which Valiant first holds the beautiful queen of the Misty Isles, Aleta, responsible for the deaths of his sailing comrades. He kidnaps her and in nearly a deranged state, drags her through the capitals of his world--while slowly falling in love with her. She knows Val is good and noble, and quietly humors him until he comes to his senses. It's one of the best PV stories EVER. Then in "War in the Forest," Val is sent out to spy on encroaching Saxons--unknowingly aided by a disguised Aleta. Fantagraphics, 2012...More.

Item Code: PV05H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x14, 112pg, Full Color
$29.99 $23.99

This was just reprinted, making all the volumes 1-18 available again. See more Prince Valiant on our site.

Color Sunday Pages, 1976-80. Highly Recommended. By Charles M. Schulz. Linus, Charlie Brown, Pig-Pen, Shermy, Violet, Sally, Patty, and Schroeder are all present, as is the burgeoning international superstar, Snoopy, in quite a large number of great little vignettes. Scrupulously re-colored to optimize the original newspaper coloring, but with far better printing and paper than was ever used on any newspaper. Since their original publication, Peanuts Sundays have almost always been collected and reprinted in black and white. But many who read Peanuts in their original Sunday papers remain fond of the striking, pastel-heavy coloring, which makes for a surprisingly different reading experience. Fantagraphics, 2018...More.

Item Code: PES06H
Hard Cover, 13x10, 288pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Missing any sets? We have more online.

1957-62. Highly Recommended. By Charles Schulz. In collection for the first time ever! Charles never let his strip out of his hands, so when Dell wanted to do a Peanuts comic book, he took time off from the strip and drew these special covers and stories, unique to the series. For that reason, these have never been included with the widely distributed newspaper strip collections. Published through the 1950s and 60s, the Dell Peanuts comic strips were drawn by Charles M. Schulz with a little help from his friends. These truly classic comics will delight any Peanuts fan, collector and newbie alike. kaboom!, 2018...More.

Item Code: PEADH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x9, 352pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

We got caught short on this and ran out for several weeks. It's a great little item of never-before-collected stories from comics, and obviously I'm not the only one who likes it. Now it's back in stock.

BARON BEAN The Complete Third Year 1918
Library of American Comics 12. The final year, Jan 1, 1918 to Jan 18, 1919, including previously "lost" strips. Recommended. By George Herriman. From Jared Gardner's introduction: "Perhaps sensing that Baron Bean was nearing its conclusion, Herriman had the strip moving at a frenetic pace right up to the very end. In the course of a little more than a year, the self-styled  "baron" and his not-so-faithful retainer Grimes take on more than a dozen new careers, including secret agent, freight conductor, wandering minstrel, hot dog vendor, pilot, movie actor, fireman, newspaper editor, and constable.They engage in the latest fads of the era, including amateur astronomy and spiritualism. And, inevitably, there are the endless rounds of masquerade...ever more elaborate disguises in their desperate desire to know what the other is up to." IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: LOA12H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x5, 352pg, b&w
$29.99 $26.99


WOMEN OF DYNAMITE Dejah Thoris Diamond Eye Statue
Limited, 99. Special introductory price. Highly Recommended. By J. Scott Campbell. Sculpted by Steve Kiwis. The publisher price will change to $399 at some point, so we can only honor the special price while our supply lasts. Sculpted by Steve Kiwis of Rvckvs International, this is based on J. Scott Campbell's cover to the seminal 2010 Warlord of Mars #1 comic book. And it's pure Campbell. The regular edition sold out quickly, so Dynamite has been offering various special limited editions of the same basic statue. This offers a tiny limitation. Measuring approximately 8.75 inches in height, with a base measuring 9x 6.5 inches. Gold-colored micro-link metal chain details and "diamond" chip eyes. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: WODDTDE
9 tall incl. base, Full Color
$399.99 $249.99

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Coming in February

Collects #6-10, 1948-50. Highly Recommended. By Matt Baker et al. Here's a new slant for PS Artbooks, PS Presents, a series of one-off volumes featuring one character or the best of one title, without necessarily collecting the entire run. First up is St. John's greatly under-rated Authentic Police Stories, featuring issues #6-10 of that title (1948-1950) which are packed with artwork and covers by Matt Baker. #6 has a SOTI Baker cover, "An Invitation to Learning," #7 includes a notorious Jack Cole story. If this new format proves popular then it's more than likely they'll do do another volume, simple as that. PS Artbooks, 2019. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: PSAP01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Collects #19-24 1953-54. Recommended. By Jim McLaughlin et al. Lots of exceptional artwork by Lou CameronThis also reprints, as issue #19, the entire Challenge of the Unknown #6, a one-shot with "Villa of the Vampire" by Mike Sekowsky, which was used in the N.Y. Joint Legislative Committee in their attack on comics. Plus more classic horror and fantasy stories in bad and badder taste, from the under-appreciated Ace Magazines. Ace's first choice for this title was Creepy Stories but the name was changed before the first issue came out in 1951. PS Artbooks, 2019. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: PCW04H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color

See previous volumes on our website. Volume 1 is in stock; volumes 2 and probably 3 are both on the way here as I write this.

Collects Tales of Terror #1, 1951, & Tales of Horror #1-4, 1952-53. Recommended. By Myron Fass, John Fawcette, Ravielli, Hollingsworth et al. Toby Press was a small but respectable comics publisher, which also used the imprint Minoan; they put out one issue of Tales of Terror, then got hit by a cease-and-desist order from E.C., who used that title for their annuals. Toby dropped that and started over with Tales of Horror, which ran thirteen issues. Toby may be the only comics publisher to swipe the urbane and cynical stories of John Collier, rather than relying on Poe, Lovecraft, and the like. "This is Terror-Man" in #1 and torture scenes in #2. PS Artbooks, 2019. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: PCCT01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

See all of our PS Artbooks, including all of the titles still on sale, on our website.


$5, $8 and $13 SALE

I found we have a lot of older items, both discontinued and out-of-print titles, where we have too few to list in one of our regular clearance sales. On many we have as few as one copy left, sometimes two, not often do we have many more. So what I've done is gone through and lowered the prices on 70 items that have NEVER BEFORE BEEN ON SALE. Click on each of these three prices, $5, $8 and $13, and see all the items at that price.

I also lowered prices on more items, beginning at $14.95 and going up. These will be in the January Clearance Sale, but you can get the jump on things right now and take a look.

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.


Mature Readers

Didn't you see two new Cavewomen last week? Yes, indeed, but there are two different titles that just rolled in this week. We have two new variant covers for It's Not Quite Malibu, with nude limited edition covers by Budd Root. See all our Cavewoman here.

Also out of stock for a few weeks, but now on the way in is Budd's one-and-only art book, Cave Paintings. It's limited to 2000 copies.

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Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout

[FANTWHS. $75]. This continues to be out best-selling art book recently, along with the (sadly) now sold-out Haddon Sundblom. We added a full color bookplate to it. We were out of stock for a couple weeks but now have more in. The deluxe edition has not come in yet—I just ordered a couple more copies, hoping to get enough to fill all orders as they slowly add up [FANTWD. $525].

If you've already gotten a copy of one of these editions, check out Stout's many other signed sketchbooks that we keep available, from Fantastic Women now up to #4, two Tributes to Willis O'Brien, Oz, Monsters now up to #5, and his annual Comic-Con release, now up to #21.
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Holiday Sale

We are just now printing up copies of our most recent Holiday Sale list for our non-internet customers—you internet customers have had a full month to respond to this, as it went out in November. Our “newsletter” customers are an enthusiastic bunch, so if you want to make sure you get a copy of any of these items, check it out here and get your order in. Several titles have already sold out, and more will be gone as response comes in to this list.


Guest at Comic Fest (March) and Comic-Con (July)

I guess I'm living right these days. I've been invited to be a guest at the upcoming Comic Fest in San Diego, which I have never before attended. I won't be exhibiting, just spending time there as a fan and on some panels. And San Diego Comic-Con is celebrating show #50 in 2019, and I have also had the honor of being invited to attend there too. As you may recall, we did not exhibit in 2018. I even let the show slide by and didn't make it down there myself. But this time I will be there, to participate in panels and talks and hang out on the show floor for all five days. I hope to see many of you at one or both shows.



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