Thursday, January 17, 2019

William Stout Deluxe, Disney artist Ward Kimball, The Death of Captain Marvel, Simon Bisley, Steranko’s History of the Comics 2, Vampirella Door Poster and much more!

Another quieter post-Christmas week, though it's exciting to see the opulent William Stout Deluxe. It's really something. We have a biography of key Disney artist Ward Kimball, The Death of Captain Marvel (the original), a new Shadow, a new Simon Bisley sketchbook and Steranko's History of the Comics 2 is back.

The Vampirella Door Poster is here and the final volume of Serpieri's Druuna. And details on upcoming books: John Carter of Mars limited editions, Walt & Skeezix 7, EC Archives Piracy and Two Fisted Tales 4, and the Batman Hush Omnibus.

William Stout  |  More New Items  |  Simon Bisley
Comics Reference  |  Coming in February  |  Coming in March & April

Hurt  |  January Clearance Sale
 Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index

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William Stout

FANTASTIC WORLDS The Art of William Stout Deluxe
Signed, numbered, limited, 295! Highly Recommended. By William Stout. Enormous heavy white clamshell slipcase with a color illustration on the front, black and white works on four sides (it's almost 3 inches deep). Swing open the cover to reveal  within, secured with bands in the cover on the left,  a special oversized hardcover portfolio, unique to this edition. Open that to find the limitation plate tipped in, with a full color image describing the contents, signed by Bill and numbered from 295. This also encloses four rare art prints which indeed look new to us (nicely detailed and in full color)--each printed on beautiful thick art paper, perfect for mounting. Nestled in the box on the right side is the hardcover art book itself, in a special jet black cloth binding with silver embossed titles front and spine. Lift that out to reveal a bonus unique 32-page 7x11 "comic book" with a new 2018 cover, a 1989 story by Harvey Kurtzman and Stout to start, then many more published and unpublished strips and works, most in full color, printed on very high quality stock. Insight Editions, 2018...More.

Item Code: FANTWD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 334pg, Full Color

FANTASTIC WORLDS The Art of William Stout Signed
Signed color extra-illustrated bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. By Ed Leimbacher Introduction by Robert Williams. From his cult movie posters to his epic paleoart, from Underground comics to ERB, from dinosaurs to mermaids, 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...More.

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

Signed & numbered, 600! Highly Recommended. By William Stout. Lots of his recent work, as well as a few little-seen and unpublished pieces of art from the vast Stout Archives. Bo Derek & Tarzan, an unpublished UG cover, Mattel toy character ideas, Monty Python poster ideas, a Harlan Ellison cover, Firesign Theatre projects, Bradbury story, Wizards poster art, etc. Terra Nova, 2015...More.

Item Code: WSC21
Soft Cover, 8.5x11, 56pg, b&w

Signed & numbered, 950! Recommended. By William Stout. The long awaited second volume of Bill's tribute to stop motion animation master Willis O'Brien, best known as the man who created and animated the creatures for Bill's favorite movie: the 1933 King Kong, as well as Mighty Joe Young, Citizen Kane, The Lost World, The Black Scorpion, and various Ray Harryhausen projects. This book is full of action packed sketches of King Kong, the Black Scorpion, and of course dinosaurs. These volumes are all signed and numbered by Bill himself. Terra Nova, 2017...More.

Item Code: WSTWO02
Soft Cover, 8x11, 70pg, b&w

Click here for many previous volumes of his annual Sketchbook as well as: Monsters #3-5 , Real Women #2-3, Fantastic Women #1 & 2, Tribute to Willis O'Brien #1 & 2, World of Oz. Also The Dinosaurs [only one: RB470. $35] and The New Dinosaurs [one left: NEWDR. $25].


More New Items

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WARD KIMBALL Maverick of Disney Animation
Recommended. By Todd James Pierce. Besides Walt Disney, no one seemed more key to the development of animation at the Disney Studios than Ward Kimball (1914-2002). In this engaging biography, award-winning author Todd James Pierce explores the lead Disney animator who, from the late 1940s to the early 1970s, worked on characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, the Cheshire Cat, and the Mad Hatter. Through unpublished excerpts from Kimball's personal writing, material from unpublished interviews, and new interviews, Pierce defines the life of perhaps the most influential animator of the twentieth century. University of Mississippi Press, 2019...More.

Item Code: LIFTIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x9, 298pg, Text Only

See more animation books here, and more about Disney and the Disney Studio here.

Murder Mansion and Young Men of Death. Recommended. By Walter Gibson and Theodore Tinsley. Art by Rosen, Orban and Mayan. Bonus story: a Carrie Cashin novelette, "Black Queen." The Knight of Darkness journeys from Connecticut to Chicago’s slums and the Alabama bayous in never-reprinted pulp novels. First, an innocent man is accused of serial slayings perpetrated in an old colonial "Murder Mansion," and only The Shadow can unmask the real murderer—but which Shadow? Then, the Dark Avenger braves a series of bizarre deathtraps as he investigates the strange disappearances of "Young Men of Death." Sanctum, 2019...More.

Item Code: SHT138
Soft Cover, 7X10, 128pg, Text/b&w

1967-82. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Steve Englehart, with Gene Colan, Jim Starlin et al. Collects: Marvel Super-Heroes #12-13, 1967; Captain Marvel #1 & 34, 1968; Marvel Spotlight #1-2, 1979; Marvel Graphic Novel #1: The Death Of Captain Marvel, 1982. As Protector of the Universe and de facto defender of Earth, the original Kree Captain Mar-Vell has triumphed over foes large and small. Plus, look back at the seminal battle with Nitro that infected Captain Marvel years before - and, in the midst of a battle with Titan's planet-sized computer system, now corrupted by the madness of Thanos! All prequel to the present day CM, Carol Danvers and the 2019 film. Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: DEACM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 168pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

Almost Gone! Captain Marvel (2012) #13-17, Avengers Assemble #16-19 + 3 more. By Kelly Sue Deconnick and Jen Van Meter. Art by Scott Hepburn, Gerardo Sandoval, Pat Olliffe et al. The new female Captain Marvel and the Avengers face the enemy within! When vicious echoes from the past of Earth's Mightiest Heroes crop up all over Manhattan, Carol Danvers refuses to be grounded by her recent and mysterious loss of power. But who is the sinister figure behind the madness, and what does it have to do with Carol's powerless state? Is this villain even real? Things get worse as the events of Infinity unfold. Carol goes cosmic -- Binary cosmic! Marvel, 2016...More.

Item Code: CME02
Soft Cover, 7x11, 280, Full Color
$29.99 $25.99

Click here for Volume 1 (2 copies left at half price) and for Captain Marvel/Ms Marvel: A Hero is Born [CAPMH. $100, your price $85].


Simon Bisley

Berzerker Publishing in England and the legendary Simon Bisley are back. More than 60 paintings, figure drawings, sketches, private commissions, preliminary covers designs and more. With work spanning three decades, this collection is essential for fans of his unique style. 34-page color section. Includes multiple works with Batman, Vampirella, Frazetta tributes, Daredevil, Frankenstein, Swamp Thing, Lobo, Silver Surfer, Captain Marvel, Spectre, Sin City, etc. Many sexy heroines. Nudity. Berzerker Publishing, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: SBS18
Soft Cover, 6x9, 54pg, Partial Color

Almost Gone! Signed & limited, 100! More than 60 paintings, figure drawings, sketches, private commissions, preliminary cover designs and more, with work spanning three decades. 34-page color section. Includes multiple works with Batman, Vampirella, Frazetta tributes, Daredevil, Frankenstein, Swamp Thing, Lobo, Silver Surfer, Captain Marvel, Spectre, Sin City, etc. Many sexy heroines and abundant nudity. Note: some of Bisley's signatures smudged a bit before they bagged these, so we have no control over this. Berzerker Publishing, 2018...More.

Item Code: SBS18S
Soft Cover, 6x9, 54pg

THICKER THAN BLOOD Bisley Painted Art Edition
Collects #1-3, 2008-09. Recommended. By Simon Reed. Art by Mike Ploog, painted by Simon Bisley. A tragic tale of two brothers on a trek across Scotland who face terror in the Highlands. After traveling for miles lost in the mist, they chance upon a shelter, not knowing what lies before them. Darkness descends and the moon rises, an invitation to all manner of creatures. With that, the brothers, in the wrong place at the wrong time, have their lives changed forever. But the human spirit is thicker than blood--and this is the story. Version A reproduces the original Ploog pencils; this version B shows the finished painted pages and the six Bisley covers, two for each issue. FPG, 2017...More.

Item Code: THBB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 70pg, Full Color

Not in stock but available by special order is the Oversized Deluxe Edition [THBD. $250]. Limited to 175, signed by Bisley, Ploog and Simon Reed. There's also an unsigned oversized edition [THBH. $150]. Click here for more Bisley in other collections like Harley's Black Book, Doom Patrol, and DC Universe by Neil Gaiman.


Comics Reference

Back in stock. Still in print after 47 years! Our Highest Recommendation. Artist, writer, publisher, magician, film storyboard designer....he has done it all. Here Jim Steranko goes back to his first love and chronicles the epic story of comics' Golden Age creators and super-heroes. Emphasis is on the Quality and Fawcett heroes in this volume, as well as ”Flying Heroes” like Airboy and Captain Midnight, and extra-length coverage of Will Eisner and The Spirit. Blackhawk, Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, Plastic Man, Uncle Sam, Dollman, and others! More than 455 dynamite vintage covers! Bonus all-new full-page art by Reed Crandall (Blackhawk) and Ken Bald (Fawcett heroes). Crown Publishing, 1972...More.

Item Code: STER02
Soft Cover, 9x12, 132pg, Full Color

Recommended. By Thierry Groensteen. Prominent scholar Thierry Groensteen offers a distinct perspective on important evolutions in comics since the 1960s, through close readings of ten seminal works. He covers over half a century of comics production, sampling a single work from the sixties (Ballad of the Salt Sea by Hugo Pratt), seventies (The Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius by Moebius), eighties (Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons), nineties (Epileptic by David B), and finally important recent work, such as Building Stories by Chris Ware. Moderately illustrated in b&w. University of Mississippi Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: EXPAR
Soft Cover, 6x9, 240pg, Text/b&w

Click here for Comics Reference, beginning with the newest releases.


Coming in February

JOHN CARTER OF MARS Slipcased Set Deluxe Signed
Signed & numbered, limited, 348! With matching numbered coin. Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by Reed Crandall and J. Allen St. John. The very best yet in this amazing series of lavishly illustrated editions, filled with fine artwork and bonus features. Two matched edtiions with the same number and a bonus 2 inch specially minted coin, designed as they would have been published in the 1930s or 40s by ERB Inc. and Grosset & Dunlap. Each book has a different binding, different front/end matter, different dust jackets by Bob Eggleton and Douglas Klauba. Inside are 20 color illustrated tipped-in plates (several with fold-outs), including 12 newly colored plates by Reed Crandall and J. Allen St. John and 90 b&w illustrations. ERB Books, 2019. Due Feb....More.

Item Code: JOHNDP
Hard Cover, 6x8, 340pg, Partial Color
$240.00 $220.00

JOHN CARTER OF MARS Slipcased Klauba Cover Signed
Signed & numbered, limited, 348! Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by Reed Crandall, J. Allen St. John et al. The very best yet in this amazing series of lavishly illustrated editions, filled with fine artwork and bonus features. This is one of two editions designed as they would have been published in the 1930s or 40s by ERB Inc. and Grosset & Dunlap. Each book has a different binding, different front/end matter, different dust jackets by Bob Eggleton and Douglas Klauba. Inside are 20 color illustrated plates including 12 newly colorized plates of art by Reed Crandall and J. Allen St. John and 90 b&w illustrations. ERB Books, 2019. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: JOHNOD
Hard Cover, 6x8, 340pg, Partial Color

JOHN CARTER OF MARS Slipcased Eggleton Cover Signed
Signed & numbered, limited, 348! With matching numbered coin. Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by Reed Crandall, J. Allen St. John et al. The very best yet in this amazing series of lavishly illustrated editions, filled with fine artwork and bonus features. This is one of two editions designed as they would have been published in the 1930s or 40s by ERB Inc. and Grosset & Dunlap. Each book has a different binding, different front/end matter, different dust jackets by Bob Eggleton and Douglas Klauba. Inside are 20 color illustrated plates including 12 newly colorized plates of art by Reed Crandall and J. Allen St. John and 90 b&w illustrations. ERB Books, 2019. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: JOHNED
Hard Cover, 6x8, 340pg, Partial Color

Click on the ad above to see other books from this publisher. Most of the previous G&D and ERB Inc facsimile editions are sold out from him, but we still have very limited numbers in stock.

Almost Gone! Signed by Normand and numbered from 64 copies. Our Highest Recommendation. Phil Normand's new, first-ever coloring of the cover image by Frazetta for Tarzan and the Castaways, Canaveral Press, 1964. This was one of our very favorite images in the Edgar Rice. Burroughs 100 Years Chronology, so we are pleased to also offer it in its original form, as a variant, new cover for the original book (which was printed in b&w with an awful red banner across the art). Comes with two bookmarks, one with full details of the original book. The jacket includes the original flaps and back cover typography and design, with a color image of the ad for Richard Lupoff's Master of Adventure, ready either for display or use with the original book. Recoverings, 2016. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: TARCAS
19x8, Full Color

We have just seven of these left then it's gone. Also from Phil Normand: facsimile dust jacket for Tarzan of the Apes, First Edition, signed & limited to 300 [TARAPE. $75].


Coming in March & April

Collects #1-7, 1954-55. Our Highest Recommendation. Art by Reed Crandall, Wally Wood, Williamson, Torres, Evans, Ingles, Davis & Krigstein. Collecting the complete run of the EC Comics cult classic Piracy in new color; featuring stories about the violence and cruelty of the pirates that sailed the seven seas. Across these pages sail plunderers, pillagers, buccaneers, whalers, smugglers, pearl divers, treasure hunters, mutineers, and many more, in brutal tales of life on the water. One of EC's very best New Direction titles, with superb work by this amazing list of creators. Covers by Crandall, Evans, Krigstein and Wood. Dark Horse, 2019. Due Mar. ...More.

Item Code: ECPIH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 240pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

See all the available EC Archives on our website, including other New Direction titles Valor, Aces High, MD and Extra!

Recommended. By Jeph Loeb. Batman sets out on a simple mission to discover the identity of the mysterious villain wreaking havoc in his life, known only as Hush--but that was only the beginning. From master storytellers Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee, Paul Dini and some of the industry's greatest creators, the entire Hush saga is collected its entirety for the first time ever! Gotham City is infected by a crime epidemic and all of Batman's enemies have emerged to throw his life into utter chaos. But little do they know that they're all pawns of the villainous Hush in an elaborate game of revenge against Bruce Wayne. DC, 2019. Due Mar. ...More.

Item Code: BATHUH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 1264pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

WALT AND SKEEZIX Volume 7 1933-1934
Highly Recommended. By Frank King. This new volume in the long-running series opens amid tough times, as the Depression grinds into its fourth year. Against this setting, a con artist sets up a storefront in town and ropes Walt and the Gasoline Alley gang into the scheme. The lean economic climate motivates young Skeezix and his friends to find inventive ways to earn money, although not always with the intended results. Frank King was one of the pioneering masters of cartooning, and this serves as a fascinating historical document of early- to mid-twentieth-century American life. And also funny, poignant and endearing stories, some of the finest of the times. Drawn & Quarterly, 2019. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: WA07H
Hard Cover, 10x7, 400pg, b&w

Available are Volumes 1-3 [WA01H, WA02H, WA03H. $29.95 each], Volume 4 [WA04H. $39.95 each] and 6 [WA06H. $44.95]. We don't have them in stock but we can special order any for you. Volume 5 is out of print and sold out.

Collects #134-139, 1982. Recommended. By Bill DuBay, Archie Goodwin, Al Williamson, Alex Toth et al. A mosaic of morbid mayhem: bloodthirsty bats, cultured cannibals, homicidal honeymooners, murderous mummies, and starving psychopaths! Featuring deadly dramas by a cavalcade of comics' finest creators--including Rudy Nebres, Sanjulian, Salvador, Auraleon, Peter Hsu, Steve Gan, Val Mayerik and covers by Ken Kelly and Nebres. #137 and #139 are all-reprint Al Williamson and Alex Toth issues. Dark Horse policy is they don't include reprints of stories already done earlier in the Creepy archives series. This is probably why this collects more issues than we usually see in one book. Dark Horse, 2019. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: CRE28H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 248pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

EC ARCHIVES Two-Fisted Tales Volume 4
Collects #36-41, the final issues, 1954-55. Our Highest Recommendation. By Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Colin Dawkins et al. Art by Jack Davis, Reed Crandall et al. As these final issues were produced, editor Harvey Kurtzman turned over the reins to artist John Severin. Stories moved away from WWII and the Korean war and turned to adventure including western frontier tales with Indians and gunslingers. Severin took over doing cover art and many of the stories inside, though in #41 we have a wonderful biography of big game hunter Carl Akeley by Wally Wood. Plus work by George Evans, Davis, Krigstein and Crandall, revealing yet another facet of EC's fine innovation. Dark Horse, 2019. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: ECTW04H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Volumes 1 and 3 are also available at the same price. Volume 2 is not currently available. We also have copies of Russ Cochran's original Complete EC Library: Two Fisted Tales for $150 [RB99] and $200 [RB98] (priced according to condition), and the complete covers Portfolio [RB489. $50].



Limited, 500. We were excited when we saw they were redoing the fabulous door-sized poster of Vampi that Warren did back in 1972. But what we got looked like they'd been done a while back and then badly stored so that they all ended up with creases, like you'd have with a rolled poster that got slightly flattened--not totally flat, but squashed somewhat.. So we refused to sell these as they were, and now offer them as-is with a full understanding of what you are getting! The original edition on Amazon starts at $199! We found more copies at $350 and $500! Dynamite, 2018. . Note: These are wavy and creased (though not completely flat) due to being stored rolled up with something squeezing them....More.

26x72, Full Color
$39.99 $30.00


Warehouse find

KREMOS The Lost Art of Niso Ramponi Volume 1
Warehouse find, 2015. Recommended. Although Ramponi worked under numerous names--Kremos, Niso, Nys O'Ramp--he occupies a singular space as Italy's premiere pin-up cartoonist. From the mid-1940s through the early 1960s, Ramponi's work was everywhere. Here is his first-ever collection, covering the cartoonist, pin-up artist and animator's entire career. A decade in the making, packed with never-before-reprinted art. His earliest work reminds us of Russell Patterson, while later on he is very much in the style of Jack Cole. We like his work a lot. Lost Art, 2015...More.

Item Code: KREMO
Soft Cover, 8x11, 208pg, b&w
$31.95 $24.95


January Clearance Sale


On January 15 we emailed our our latest sale list with 80 items. If you didn’t get a copy, you can see it here.

We included a bargain-priced deluxe edition of Frazetta’s Telling Stories, originally $500, now $250 and we knocked down prices of three volumes of early Spectrum Annuals. Here are a few more Publisher File Copies also from Underwood Books which have been reduced:

BRUSH WITH PASSION The Art & Life of Dave Stevens Deluxe
Closeout Price! With an extra 16 page section, in slipcase. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner. Introduction by Jim Steranko. Brush with Passion charts the career of Dave Stevens, one of the most beloved and influential of all comic illustrators. He discusses his beginnings as a comic artist, the struggle to bring The Rocketeer to the big screen, his work as a storyboard artist for Raiders of the Lost Ark and Michael Jackson's “Thriller” video, and other career highlights. Equally renowned as a pin-up artist, Stevens also recounts his friendship with reclusive model Bettie Page. Along with a wealth of iconic paintings and previously unpublished artwork, the book features commentary by comic book greats Todd Schorr, Richard Hescox, Michael William Kaluta, and William Stout. Underwood Books, 2008. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: BRUPD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$300.00 $225.00

Closeout Price! Signed & numbered, 1200! 16 extra pages. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner. Jeff passed away in 2011, but thanks to publisher Underwood Books, we are able to offer his finest art book complete with signature and slipcase and 16 bonus pages, at a price far below anything on the internet. From the 1960s through the early 1980s Jeffrey Jones was one of the most respected creators of fantasy and science fiction art. Comfortable as both a book cover illustrator and as a comics artist, Jones gained a large and loyal following that resulted in his being honored with a World Fantasy Award for Best Artist Underwood Books, 2002. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ARTJJD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 176pg, Full Color
$140.00 $99.00

Closeout Price! Signed & limited, 1200! Publisher's File Copy. Highly Recommended. Edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. The deluxe edition offers 16 more pages not found in the trade edition including unseen and previously unpublished artwork, some in full color: a newly discovered two-page humor strip from a 1961 issue of Teen Life magazine (previously unknown to collectors); Frazetta's conceptual drawings for an unrealized Lancer cover featuring Conan crucified, and more. Bound in German linen and individually numbered. Each volume is embossed with Frazetta's seal of certification since he was physically unable to sign at the time of publication. This edition comes with an unsigned bookplate illustrated with previously unpublished art, exclusive to Bud Plant customers. Slipcased. Underwood Books, 2001. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FFTD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 176pg, Partial Color
$250.00 $175.00

The trade edition has also been reduced from $85 to $70 [FFTH].

DREAMQUESTS The Art of Don Maitz
Closeout Price! By Don Maitz. Introduction by Raymond E. Feist. This book is a lavishly produced collection of some of Maitz' most popular works, as well as some never before published paintings. Over 90 pages of full color paintings. Maitz likes to mix modern imagery with medieval icons and his pictures frequently display a keen sense of wit. He has designed more than 250 book covers for today's leading authors of cutting ege science fiction, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradury, Piers Anthony, Stephen King, Raymond E. Feist, C. J. Cherryh, Janny Wurts and Gene Wolfe. Underwood-Miller, 1994. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: ARTDMH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 98pg, Full Color
$50.00 $35.00

REVOLUTION The Art of Jon Foster Deluxe Signed
Closeout Price! Signed & limited, 300! In slipcase. Highly Recommended. Art by Jon Foster. Edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner, and Irene Gallo. Jon Foster creates irresistibly dark demimondes populated by retro robots, Star Wars villains, and creepy goth-inspired creatures that recall the work of James Gurney (Dinotopia), Rick Berry, H. R. Giger, and past masters of the grotesque like Goya. Yet his work is inimitably his own, from the noirish lighting, off-kilter angles, and kinetic sense of movement to his singular technique of starting a project with oils and then scanning it into a computer to add more startling visual effects. Underwood Books, 2006. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: REVOD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
$125.00 $55.00

Prices have also been reduced on the Hannes Bok Treasury Hardcover [HANBTH. $90, now $69] and Virgil Finlay's Strange Science Hardcover [VFSTRH. $85, now $50]. The softcover editions of both of these are sold out. See all the Underwood File copies here.


Mature Readers

The final volume of Serpieri's Druuna saga is finally here and we have plenty to last for a while. This series comes from overseas, and our supply has been very inconsistent. Volume 2 and 4 are in stock. Volume 1 is out of print, but we have eight hurt copies available. We are waiting for long overdue reorders of Volume 3. It's a great series and I'm sorry we don't have them all in stock. Click here to see them all.

Coming in March is Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1. By Kentaro Miura, Berserk has “outraged, horrified, and delighted manga and anime fanatics since 1989, creating an international legion of hardcore devotees and inspiring a plethora of TV series, feature films, and video games.”

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News and Notes


Pros and (Comic) Cons

Dark Horse is doing this book of stories from comics professionals about their varied and often zany adventures at comic book conventions. Editor Hope Nicholson invited me to contribute. I wrote up a 4000-word story of my buddies’  and my adventures driving first to the Oklahoma City Con  and on to the New York Comic Art Convention, in 1970, the first of many cross-country trips. I’ll be handling the book and will sign copies—it’s due this spring. I wrote a couple versions of a short bio for the endnotes, and thought I’d share this one that I didn’t use:

At the age of nine, Bud Plant was vying with two older sisters over who would be first to read the new issue of Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories—his folks had a subscription circa 1959-60 to those glorious Carl Barks issues. Next it was Sgt. Rock and ten cent DC comics, like the first Kubert Hawkman in The Brave and the Bold. And Strange Adventures. And like a lightening bolt, Fantastic Four #1, which quickly disappeared.

But it was in early 1964 when Marvel cinched the deal and began a lifetime addiction. Bud found Spider-Man #13, Daredevil #2, and Fantastic Four #27, and the rest of their June 1964 releases. From then on it was every Marvel, every month. After two short-lived comic stores in 1968 and 1969, his present day occupation began with ads in fanzines like The Rocket’s Blast and the brand new Comics Buyer’s Guide--and setting up a table at comic-cons, selling underground comics and fanzines to fellow collectors, and one page fliers that quickly became several pages, then mini-catalogs. And of course all profits were spent on back issues of EC, Atlas, Quality, Marvel. He issues catalogs and sells online as  Bud Plant Comic Art/Bud’s Art Books in Grass Valley, California.


“Hero” ads

The rectangular, changing ads that you see on our website home page are called “Heros.” Don’t ask me why, they just are. We use these to promote new items but also to tie into other related items or genres, such as books by one artist, ERB books, PS Art books, EC Archives, etc. You’ll find one of these up above, promoting the upcoming John Carter of Mars book along with other titles from the same publisher.

We started putting them into this email as well and we liked it so much, we’re going to create a new one most weeks to start this email out. Since this week’s is about a coming item, we didn’t do that, but most weeks we will. You can click on the ad itself and it will take you to all the related items on our website.


2019 Calendars – going, going, gone

We put a few that were overstocked on sale in the latest clearance sale (Virgil Finlay, Vintage DC, Gustave Dore, Beach Babes and The Hot List)...but our annual sale won’t begin until February, and we don’t expect to have very many titles left by then. We’re still selling many at regular price, and we have very small quantities left on a good many. Click here for all titles left.


Out of Print Update

Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years [MARSTU. $14.99]. 8 left, and it’s listed as new in our upcoming catalog.

Mandy’s Beautiful Birthday Suit [MANBS. $20]. 4 left, reprint in July 2019.

Cavewoman Marshville’s Beauties Nude Cover D [CAVMBD. 8 left.

Sold out are The Crumb Compendium, Creepy Presents Richard Corben, Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson, Thor Epic Collection 4, Complete Crepax Vol 1 & 2 set (individuals still available), Peanuts Every Sunday slipcased set (individual volumes still available), Woman of Dynamite Red Sonja Statue.


Almost here...

These both came in this week but as some copies were damaged, we don’t have copies left after filling advance orders. We will have more and will have a full listing of each in 2-3 weeks when we get more:


LOSGH -- LOST GIRLS   $49.99/$39.99 Adult



Our Catalog and Contact Info

We publish a color catalog every two months—if you’ve placed an order in the last 12 months, you will receive it hot off the press. If this is your first order, or if you’d like an extra copy, you can add one to your order: click here. Or call or send us your address and we’ll mail one to you. You can also download it here

Place your order before noon PST, Monday through Friday for SAME DAY shipping (for in-stock items).

Note: FREE SHIPPING OVER $300. If your order total is $300 or more and you are in the U.S., we pay the standard shipping cost.

Contact us: or 530-273-2166 Mon-Fri 9-4


Website Index

See our website for thousands of books of the Unusual and Hard-to-Find ~ Hundreds on Sale!

~ Just Arrived

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~ Coming Soon

~ Pulps & Fiction

~ Nostalgia & Special Interest

~ Rare & Out of Print

~ Pin-Up & Adult

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