Thursday, May 23, 2019

Lost Art of Herbert Crowley, Zorro Dailies, Dan Parent Sketchbook, Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light, a new prequel to Planet of the Apes, Wonder Woman and an Image Comics White Sale.

A fascinating and beautifully produced new book is Temple of Silence: The Lost Art of Herbert Crowley. On sale and signed, Zorro the Dailies by Don McGregor and Thomas Yeates. And an Image Comics White Sale. A new Dan Parent Sketchbook. Roy Thomas writes about bringing Conan to Marvel.

Groovy recaptures the psychedelic sixties! Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light. A new prequel to Planet of the Apes. Wonder Woman by Azzarello and Chiang. Comic Shop (a history) is now in softcover. New Pulp Fiction collections by H. Bedford Jones, Operator #5's Purple Wars and Black Mask 2019 Yearbook. And Matador by Brian Stelfreeze, which I compare to Jim Steranko's work. Check it out!

Our latest catalog went live last week. You can download it now. If you have ordered from us in the last 18 months, a printed copy will be in your hands in early June. It’s pictured at the bottom of this email.

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Pop Culture & Reference  |  Image Comics White Sale  |  2019 Calendar Sale
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Art Books

THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE Forgotten Works & World of Herbert Crowley
Recommended. Edited by Justin Duerr and Josh O'Neill. A monograph on the forgotten visionary artist Herbert Crowley (1873 – 1937), a British artist, set designer, and comic strip cartoonist. He exhibited in the Armory Show alongside Picasso, was published in the New York Herald alongside Winsor McCay--and mysteriously vanished. Crowley was an innovator at the dawn of comics, and a defining figure of the early 20th century avant-garde. His newspaper strip The Wigglemuch was printed next to Little Nemo in the New York Herald. He had a close relationship with Carl Jung, and was a noted mainstay of the burgeoning NYC experimental art scene. And yet he's been essentially erased from history. Beehive, 2019...More.

Item Code: TEMPH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x17, 108pg, Partial Color

SOROLLA Spanish Master of Light
Recommended. By Gabriele Finaldi, Javier BarĂ³n Thaidigsmann et al. Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923) was the leading Spanish painter of his day, world-famous when Picasso was still struggling. This sumptuously illustrated book traces Sorolla's career at home and abroad, focusing on more than 60 canvases: portraits, landscapes, bathers and seascapes for which he is most famous. His monumental early works established the artist's reputation as an unflinching social realist, depicting peasants, fishermen, prostitutes and sail-makers. Rarely had Impressionist technique been turned to such provocative ends. He found a wealthy clientele toward the turn of the century, and his focus turned to sun-drenched scenes of leisure and elegant sociability: beautiful women stroll in fashionable resorts and children gambol on the seashore. Yale University, 2019...More.

Item Code: SORSMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x11, 264pg, Full Color

We also have Sorolla and Fashion [SORFH. $85.00], published in 2018 by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

GRATISFACTION The Unaspirational Art of Bigtoe Signed
Signed with a small felt-tip drawing!! By BigToe. Introduction by Matt Kennedy. Foreword by Shag. BigToe was raised in SoCal on a steady beach-rat diet of Ed Roth, Mad Magazine and Surfer Magazine's Rick Griffin. After over 20 years in the Southern California surfing and apparel industry, he started painting for public exhibition in 2006, art with a casual, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and playful eroticism. His art is inspired by the confluence of Tiki, Kustom and Surf culture. Mermaids, tiki girls, rat finks, surfer babes...pop culture icons all. Oversized square hardcover, a prodigious collection of over 175 paintings, mugs, and designs. Working Class Publishing, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GRATHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x12, 128pg, Full Color

This touches on several areas, including Tiki and monsters, so here are two other books we handle:

Recommended. By Sven Kirsten and Otto von Stroheim. Introduction by Shag. A passionate study of the Tiki idol as an art form and pop culture. For the first time, contemporary and 1970s Tiki art is presented equally with what inspired it, beginning in the mid-1950s. The current revival was led by artists including Mark Ryden, Ken Ruzic, Mary Fleener, Mookie Sato and Shag--their post-2000s work and much more is covered. Author Sven Kirsten offers first-hand experiences in exploring the birth of Tiki style with intimate knowledge of the Tiki Revival, painting a vivid, visually arresting portrait of a unique genre. Last Gasp, 2017...More.

Item Code: ARTTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 198pg, Partial Color

MONSTER MASH The Creepy Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972
By Mark Voger. Foreword by John Zacherle. Time-trip back to 1957-1972, when monsters stomped into the American mainstream! Once Frankenstein and fiends infiltrated TV in 1957, an avalanche of monster magazines, toys, games, trading cards, and comic books crashed upon an unsuspecting public. This profusely illustrated full-color hardcover covers that creepy, kooky Monster Craze through features on Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, the #1 hit "Monster Mash," Aurora's model kits... TwoMorrows, 2015...More.

Item Code: MOMAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
$39.95 $34.95


Pulp Fiction

OPERATOR #5 The Complete Purple Wars Two Volume Edition
Recommended. By Emile C. Tepperman. Profusely illustrated by John Fleming Gould and John Newton Howitt. The “War and Peace of the Pulps” is finally collected in a two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition. Running in the pages of Operator #5 magazine from 1936–38, this 14-part epic chronicled the invasion and conquering of America by a mysterious foe from Europe: The Purple Empire. As Will Murray describes in this edition's Introduction: “Battles rage from coast to coast. The exploits of Operator 5 shift from espionage and counterespionage to straight military adventure. Through it all, Jimmy Christopher rises to become the de facto leader of the resistance. Altus Press, 2019...More.

Item Code: OP05H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 768pg, Text/b&w

Nine all-new stories, plus classics and essays. Cover by Norman Saunders. Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue. New stories in the Black Mask vein by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Jonathan Sheppard, Michael Bracken, Jim Doherty, as well as a new article on Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister by Katrina Younes. And the best hard-boiled detective fiction from the Popular Publications vaults, by Dashiell Hammett, D.L. Champion, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis. Black Mask, 2019...More.

Item Code: BLAMA
Soft Cover, 8x11, 142pg, Text/b&w

SHIPS AND MEN The Complete Epic
Recommended. By H. Bedford-Jones. Art by Frederic Anderson, George Avison et al. Running for three years in the pages of the prestigious Blue Book Magazine, author H. Bedford-Jones crafted the most ambitious work of his career: a massive, 34-part saga of seafaring adventure, told chronologically throughout the annals of naval warfare, involving a number of significant figures in world history. Never before collected, this 200,000-word epic includes nearly 200 interior illustrations by artists such as Alex Raymond, John Richard Flanagan, and Leyland R. Gustavson. Atlus Press, 2019...More.

Item Code: SHIMH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 340pg, Text/b&w

See our website for another limited edition pulp collection from Altus Press: The Green Lama: The Complete Pulp Adventures, 2 volumes [GRLD. $140.00]. Altus also has done all these: The New Wild Adventures of Doc Savage by Will Murray, Dr. Yen Sin (some on sale), The Mysterious Wu Fang (also on sale), Ghost George Chance, King Kong vs. Tarzan, Complete Adventures of Sheena (HC and SC), Dusty Ayres (on sale), and the Deluxe hardcover with extra story and Afterword [SPIDLH. $55.00].


Comics & Comic Archives

MATADOR Volume 1
The complete Wildstorm series, #1-6, 2005-2006. Recommended. By Devin Grayson. Art by Brian Stelfreeze. Shades of Steranko--this is stylish, dynamic, intriguing. Can't wait to read it. Is this guy Matador good or bad? Devin Grayson (Batman: Gotham Night) and Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther, Batman) bring you an explosive story pitting Lt. Isabel Cardona against this mystery man. Dismissed as a quota minority hire by her colleagues, Cuban-born and Florida-bred Cardona makes no friends on the Miami force by insisting that a series of seemingly unrelated murder cases lead to an urban-legend killer known only as "The Matador." Proving his existence becomes the only way to prove her sanity—but how close to the dangerous Matador will Cardona have to get to make that happen? Image Comics, 2019...More.

Item Code: MATA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

We have only one copy left of The Signature Art of Brian Stelfreeze HC, but if it's out we can special order it for you [SABSH. $49.99, $42.50].

DAN PARENT #2 Sketchbook Signed
Signed! Recommended. Dan Parent, a graduate of the Joe Kubert School, is best known for his work for Archie Comics. He's also written and illustrated The Love Showdown from 1994, and for Marvel, DC, Felix the Cat Productions, Mattel, IDW, Valiant, Chapterhouse and Harper Collins. He's received several Harvey Awards for his work, including the creation of Archie's first gay character, Kevin Keller. He is the co-creator of Die Kitty Die.This volume is packed with never-before-seen material from Dan's files, sketchbooks, and private commissioned work. One highlight is Betty and Veronica as various superheroes, cover spoofs and more. Astro Comix, 2018...More.

Item Code: DP02S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color

PLANET OF THE APES Omnibus Before the Fall
By Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko. Art by Gabriel Hardman. Twenty years before Astronaut Taylor, the Planet of the Apes is gripped with a cataclysmic crisis between Apes and Man! The rigid caste system is breaking down. Humans can't speak and are considered animals, but are tolerated. Scientific curiosity is smashing old taboos. When an Ape general named Aleron discovers that the Lawgiver's most sacred commandment—Ape Does Not Kill Ape—has been broken, he unwittingly unlocks a vast conspiracy deep in Ape City that will upend society, and all of history. On the run and faced with unspeakable betrayal, Aleron crosses paths with Doctor Zaius, Zira, Cornelius, and others as he journeys into the heart of the Forbidden zone. Boom!, 2019...More.

Item Code: PLAAB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 496pg, Full Color

See more Planet of the Apes on our website.

Wonder Woman #0-35, 23.2, and Secret Origins #6, 2011-14. Recommended. By Brian Azzarello. Art by Cliff Chiang. The entire run of writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets) and artist Cliff Chiang's (Paper Girls) bold new imagining of one of comics' most iconic characters, taking her back to her origins and immersing us in Greek mythology and the gods. Raised as a daughter by the Queen of the Amazons, Diana is different from the rest of her countrywomen. Formed from clay to give the childless queen the daughter she dreamed of, she is an outsider and outcast. But though Diana is different than everyone else, it's not for the reasons everyone thinks. "The most focused, confident, and consistent title of the New 52." -The A.V. Club DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: WWBAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 928pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

See the website for more WW and other projects by Cliff Chiang.

Collects #126-131, 1981-82. Recommended. Art by Starlin, Wood, Maroto, Rudy Nebres, Chaykin, Hsu, Cruz, Corben, Boyette, Victor de la Fuente et al. Horror, mind-bending science-fantasy, and breathtaking adventure. 300 pages of gripping stories. #130 is a special Vampirella issue with a new four chapter, 54-page time travel story, co-starring Pantha, Van Helsing, Huntress, and The Rook--with a great cover by Fastner & Larson. #131 is an all-Wally Wood issue. Maroto's "Korsar" features abundant nudity and adult situations in a beautifully done sword & sorcery tale. Haggarth is a continuing adventure series by De La Fuente. Excellent new work by Spanish artists. Dark Horse, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: EER26H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 320pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

Some recent volumes have sold out. Don't miss any of these last ones in the series.

By Dan Parent. Art by Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent. Elvira is spinning her wheels hostessing horror film festivals at the local drive-in when she discovers the opportunity to get in good with George Rottmero, producer of the greatest, grittiest, most realistic horror movies ever.  The Dark Damsel uses all of her charms to impress the mysterious movie mogul and she is immediately cast in his latest scream-inducing spectacles, his masterpieces of murder and mayhem featuring the most realistic zombies anyone ever saw this side of an open casket! Plus a second story starring The Devil. Dynamite, 2019...More.

Item Code: ELSSP
Soft Cover, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color


Thomas Yeates

ZORRO The Dailies Signed
Signed by Thomas Yeates. Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Don McGregor. Art by Thomas Yeates, with Tod Smith. Due to a special arrangement with the publisher, we have this wonderful book, published in 2001, back in stock, discounted, and signed by artist Thomas Yeates (Prince Valiant). This collects the first year of a new Zorro newspaper strip, both dailies and Sundays, gorgeously illustrated and well told. Plus never-before-seen panels and a long, illustrated introduction by McGregor. Two long and excellent storylines, replete with beautiful young ladies, amazing horsemanship, bold swordplay, and highly innovative artwork. Any fan of western adventure, of Zorro, of good comics storytelling should sit down with this fine collection. Image, 2001...More.

Item Code: ZORDA
Soft Cover, 11x8, 232pg, b&w
$18.95 $14.95

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

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

Also illustrated by Yeates is Law of the Desert Born by Louis L'Amour signed by Yeates [LAWDH. $25.00], Tarzan the Beckoning signed [TABES. $19.99], The Return of Valkyrie (starring Airboy, 1989, out of print, RB475 and RB476, $25.00 each]. Also Conan Chronicles Vol. 1 and ERB Tarzan Omnibus. Coming soon, scheduled for May, is The Complete Aztec Ace [AZTH. $69.99], which has had strong pre-orders.


Pop Culture & Reference

BARBARIAN LIFE A Literary Biography of Conan The Barbarian Volume 1
Recommended. In thousands of four-color panels for Marvel Comics, Roy Thomas told the tale of Robert E. Howard's greatest creation, Conan the Barbarian. Now, in this definitive biography and analysis, Roy chronicles Conan's comic-book life, issue by issue, plot by plot, and artist by artist. For ten years, from October 1970 when Roy and artist Barry Smith assembled the first issue of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian, to October 1980 when Roy and artist John Buscema completed their last issue together on the series, Thomas wrote of Conan's gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth—as well as the wars, the wenches, and the wizardry that bedeviled the Cimmerian from one issue to the next. Pulp Hero Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: ROYB01
Soft Cover, 5x8, 322pg, Text/b&w

GROOVY When Flower Power Bloomed in Pop Culture
Recommended. By Mark Voger. It's all too beautiful! From Woodstock to “The Banana Splits,” from “Sgt. Pepper” to underground papers, comix and rock concert art...Groovy is a far-out trip to the era of lava lamps and love beads. This profusely illustrated hardcover book, in psychedelic color, features interviews with icons: Peter Max, Brian Wilson, Peter Fonda, Melanie, David Cassidy, members of the Jefferson Airplane, Cream, the Doors, the Cowsills and Vanilla Fudge; and cast members of TV shows “The Monkees,” “Laugh-In” and “The Brady Bunch. TwoMorrows, 2019...More.

Item Code: GROOVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 192pg, Full Color
$39.95 $34.95

IT MUST BE ART! Big O Poster Artists of The 1960s and 70s
Recommended. By Michael Fishel and Nigel Suckling. Foreword by Roger Dean. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, London-based Big O Posters helped define the new and democratic art medium of the psychedelic poster, a vehicle for rebellion against the old order that went hand in hand with the music, literature, and film of the time. This is a comprehensive collection of works published by Big O artists, astonishingly creative folks whose artistry developed almost completely outside the influence of the art establishment. With 300 images by 19 artists, including Rodney Matthews, Mati Klarwein, Roger Dean, H.R. Giger, Robert Venosa, Wayne Anderson, Jim Burns, Vali Myers and--surprise--Virgil Finlay! Schiffer, 2018...More.

Item Code: ITMUH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 304pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $42.50

COMIC SHOP The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us A New Geek Culture Signed
Signed, dated and briefly inscribed by Bud! Highly Recommended. By Dan Gearino. Dan interviewed me twice, once in person, and we continued to work together to get facts right and questions resolved. I was a partner in one of the earliest comic book stores (1968). In 1972, I co-founded what may be the first chain of comic stores (Comics and Comix), and I was one of the earliest mail order retailers, beginning the business that you see now back in 1970. On the distribution side, I began wholesaling comics-related material to stores before Phil Seuling created the Direct Market. Phil and I often would take entire print runs from publishers (Squa Tront, Elfquest, Comics Journal) to make them viable, and we'd distribute them to comic shops, before any other distributors existed. Swallow, 2019...More.

Item Code: COMSHOP
Soft Cover, 5x8, 274pg, Text/b&w

Also available as a hardcover [COMSHO. $26.95]. First printing, also signed by Bud.


Image Comics White Sale

Closeout Price! Signed bookplate. Highly Recommended. By Michael Allred and many friends! Frazetta!& Kirby! Toth! Moebius! Kubert! Miller! Stevens! The BIG one! Literally: This gigantic 11 x 17 hardcover is the coffee table book of the Millennium! Nearly every great artist ever to work in comics is in this book which includes a new 19-page story by Allread, and one-page tales and poster-sized tributes by Peter Bagge, Kyle Baker, Philip Bond & Peter Milligan, Darwyn Cooke, Dave Cooper, Dean Haspiel, Los Bros Hernandez, Erik Larsen, David Mack, Pat Mckeown, Bernie Mireault, Michael Avon Oeming, Paul Pope, Eric Powell, Frank Quitely, and on and on, with Steven T. Seagle & Teddy Kristiansen, Jeff Smith, Jay Stephens, Craig Thompson, Matt Wagner, Joe Quinones & Maris Wicks. Image Comics, 2011...More.

Item Code: MAD20H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x17, 264pg, Full Color
$100.00 $50.00

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Mike Baron, Len Wein, Dysart, Kirkman et al. Art by Francavilla, Mayerik, Albuquerque, Fowler et al. The critically acclaimed western anthology returns with an even bigger line-up than before! Thirty eight-page stories by some of the best and brightest creators in comics as they weave their own brand of tales about the old west. From more somber to action-packed to gut-wrenching character plays, its like the old days of comics. All wrapped up in eight pages! Explore the dark and gritty history of America we call the wild west, and the lawless men and lawless territory on the frontier. Some adult themes. Image purposely made the cover and backcover art on this look beat up, like a gritty old book, with rubbed edges and such. Image Comics, 2011...More.

Item Code: OUT02
Soft Cover, 7x9, 248pg, Full Color
$19.99 $9.99

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Maxwell Patterson, Tony DiGerolamo et al. Art by Ryan Sook, Pinna, Wayshak, Evenhuis, Tradd Moore, Greg Scott et al. With five more stories, 35 in all, and 50 more pages, Image wraps up this series of complete-in-themselves eight page tales. All new stories of the wild and violent and brutal and even sexy west. It seems like they packed more adult material into this particular volume. This critically acclaimed anthology is a delight to read, from some of the biggest and brightest talent in the industry today. Image purposely made the cover and backcover art on this look beat up, like a gritty old book, with rubbed edges and such. Image Comics, 2013. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: OUT03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 296pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.50

I like these two collections, and have enjoyed several of the recent western-themed graphic novels. Find more of those on our website.

DAWN Volume 3 Three Tiers Signed
Closeout Price! Signed bookplate! Collects the complete limited series #1-6, 2003-2005. Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. In Three Tiers, Dawn leads her earthly lover Darrian through a post-apocalyptic Europa. She taunts him in visions and dreams, but she is always just one maddening step away. On his quest for Dawn, Darrian fights duels in a coliseum, slays dragons, and makes love to three women — a virgin, a queen, and a whore. Is Dawn one of them — or all three?! In chasing Dawn, Darrian stumbles upon the key to his destiny and discovers the true face of the goddess. Deluxe silver-printed transparent jacket. Comes with a very handsome, illustrated bookplate Linsner created and signed for us in 1997, to go with Dawn: Lucifer's Halo. Outstanding, luxurious artwork! Image Comics, 2006. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DAW03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color
$39.99 $19.99

See our website for more Linsner collections, several signed.

CRUSADES Volume 1 Knight
Closeout Price! Collects #1-9, Vertigo, 2001-02. By Steven T. Seagle. Art by Kelley Jones. An enigmatic 11th century Crusader has come to render a terrible justice on the citizens of 21st century San Francisco. His acts of unspeakable violence spark a firestorm of moral soul-searching in the hearts and minds of the city's most colorful figures. Putting together the pieces of the Knight's mysteriously brutal puzzle is the voluptuous Venus Kostopikas, a fact checker for a dying newspaper with aspirations to rise above her station and lead her own crusade. First of two re-mastered volumes collects -- for the first time -- the macabre Vertigo crime series complete. Image comics, 2010. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: CRUS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 256pg, Full Color
$29.99 $14.99

Closeout Price! Collects #10-20, Vertigo, 2002. By Steven T. Seagle. Art by Kelley Jones. This second of two skull-crushing, re-mastered volumes collects—for the first time—the conclusion of the macabre Vertigo crime series by noted creators Steven T. Seagle and Kelley Jones. Volume 2 re-presents The Crusades #10-20, as well as a collection-only section of extras: art, interviews and behind-the-scenes material never before published. An enigmatic 11th century Crusader has come to render a terrible justice on the citizens of 21st century San Francisco... Image Comics, 2010. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: CRUS02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 256pg, Full Color
$29.99 $14.99


2019 Calendar Sale


We have now reduced the price on all remaining calendars to $3.99, with just a couple exceptions. One retailer just bought us out of four titles, so act now. This includes adult titles.

Available as I write this, we have least three copies left, or more, of: Rackham, Ciruelo Dragons, E.M. Lilien, Rubaiyat, Virgil Finlay, Vintage DC, Vintage Batman, Vintage Superman, Vintage Sci-Fi, Gustave Dore. And these Mature titles: Vintage Burlesque, Pin-Ups by Elvgren, Hot List, and Sports Illustrated Day-at-a-Time. I haven't listed here a few others down to one or two copies. Act now.


Mature Readers

We have a very unusual new high-end hardcover graphic novel, erotic and surreal, superbly drawn, Bezimena by Serbian/Canadian artist Nina Bunjevac, who wrote and illustrated Fatherland and Heartless.

The inspiration for this story is the myth of Artemis and Siproites, in which a young man is turned into a woman as a punishment for the attempted rape of one of Artemis' virgin cohorts. Bunjevac's retelling follows a selfish young priestess, who is reborn as a boy. He grows up captivated by one particular young woman. As an adult Benny comes across this former unrequited love...does he concoct a disturbing sex fantasy which he fulfulls, or has he been seduced by her and her two lovely companions? In her stippled, highly detailed illustrative style, Bunjevac crafts a gripping noirish, Nabokovian tale—sensual and disturbing.

Three new DVDs this week, collecting those x-rated 8mm peep show films from the 1970s and 80s. 42nd Street Forever: Peep Show Collection #27, 28 and 30. See our website for all adult DVDs, and for pin-up and erotic art, and you can sort by the newest arrivals.

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Spring Sale

We just sent out our latest sale list a couple weeks ago, and I don't think we've sold out of any titles yet. See it on our blog, or find the latest closeouts by category on our website.

Rare Books

We are working on a new Rare Books email. Make sure you are on the mailing list, you need to opt-in for this and the occasional Adult mailings or you'll miss out. Included are a few super deluxe and deluxe versions of Frank Frazetta books with minor flaws. Click here to see some of the items just added or reduced for this mailing, going out next week.

Free Comic Book Day

We're going to take these down before much longer, so act now if you'd like some free comics. Frank the Unicorn is down to two copies, Fun Comics is gone, but we still have the other titles for a limited time. Three free with any order (for at least one item; not just postage), 4 with $25 or more, 5 with $50 or more. One per title, please.



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