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Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Island of Doctor Moreau, illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz, Samson Pollen, Pirate Queen, Hellboy, Norman Rockwell, and exciting coming items.

My favorite book this week is a deluxe new edition of The Island of Doctor Moreau, illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz. We have several new books from another new publisher, The Men's Adventure Library, leading off with The Art of Samson Pollen. I enjoyed reading Pirate Queen: The Legend of Grace O'Malley. It was nothing like I imagined it would be.

Hellboy now has his own playing cards. Norman Rockwell's well-written autobiography is back in print. And we have a mess of coming items, foremost among them and by far my personal favorite: Mac Raboy: Master of the Comics by Roger Hill.

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THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU Illuminated Editions
Oversized limited edition in deluxe slipcase. Our Highest Recommendation. By H.G. Wells. Art by Bill Sienkiewicz. Introduction by Guillermo Del Toro. The "gleefully blasphemous" classic of sci-fi horror. Human chimeras and deranged scientific curiosity come to nightmarish life through the brushwork of Bill Sienkiewicz in powerful, full page, full color illustrations. An exceptionally handsome edition from beginning to end, with the highest production values and the finest design by Maëlle Doliveux. Introduction by filmmaker and storyteller Guillermo Del Toro. Part of Beehive Books' ongoing Illuminated Editions series, presenting classic works in beautiful small-press editions. Beehive, 2019...More.

Item Code: ISLAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 148pg
$100.00

This is from a publisher new to us, Beehive Books, who we are quite excited about. If you read the full description of this, I include information on three more of their books. The first is about Herbert Crowley: British artist, set designer, and comic strip artist of The Wigglemuch, a symbolic strip from 1910 that ran opposite Little Nemo! It is on the way to us. Temple of Silence: Forgotten Works and Worlds of Herbert Crowley [$125.00. TEMPH]

Next up are two books coming in late 2019 and in 2020, in the same format and by the same designer as the above Sienkiewicz edition. They are:

The Willows and Other Stories by Algernon Blackwood—his 1907 classic of Weird Fiction, illustrated by Paul Pope [$100.00. WILLH]

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu [$100.00. FAITH].

Finally, this same publisher has announced a wonderful new book Madness in Crowds: The Teeming Art of Harrison Cady by Denis Kitchen. It looks to be a gorgeous edition. I have talked to Denis about it and even contributed a couple pieces of artwork to it. We will have full details soon on how to order the regular and possibly a deluxe limited edition.

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
H.G. WELLS The Island of Dr. Moreau
Highly Recommended. By Dobbs. Art by Fabrizio Fiorentino. Based on the original story by H. G. Wells, this graphic novel adaptation, translated from the French album, brings a whole new look to the disturbing and visionary tale. Set adrift in the Pacific Ocean, Edward Prendick is rescued only to find himself on the strange remote island of Dr. Moreau. Moreau has been conducting bizarre experiments for years, genetically modifying animals to give them each a conscience and the ability to speak. These “Beastmen” obey a very precise set of rules called The Law, which forbids them to exhibit any primitive behavior and commands that they worship Dr. Moreau like a god. Insight Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: HGWISH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 64pg, Full Color
$17.99 $16.50

 
PIRATE QUEEN The Legend of Grace O'Malley
Based on true events. Highly Recommended. By Tony Lee. Art by Sam Hart. It's 1546. A true daughter of the fearsome O'Malley clan, Grace spent her early life wishing to join the fight to keep Henry VIII's armies from invading her homeland of Ireland — only to be told the battlefield is no place for a woman. But after English conspirators brutally murder her husband, Grace can no longer stand idly by. Leading men into battle on the high seas, she quickly gains a formidable reputation as the Pirate Queen of Ireland with her prowess as a sailor and skill with a sword. But her newfound notoriety puts the lives of Grace and her entire family in danger and eventually leads to a face to face confrontation with the most powerful woman in England: Queen Elizabeth I. Candlewick Press, 2019...More.

Item Code: PIRQH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

 
MERMAID PROJECT Episode 1
From the French GN, first published in 2012. Recommended. By Leo and Corine Jamar. Art by Fred Simon. In the middle of the 21st century, earth has suffered massive climate, economic and political upheaval. Formerly emerging countries are the new strong nations. Whites are now the minority race, and treated as such. Europe is in decline, Romane, a young policewoman in a run-down Paris, is dragged into a difficult, dangerous investigation that could impact mankind itself. Her case will take her to New York City and the headquarters of a corporation conducting mind-boggling genetic manipulations--secretly known as The Mermaid Project. Brazilian artist Leo is best known for his science-fiction saga The Worlds of Aldebaran. Cinebook, 2018...More.

Item Code: MERP01
Soft Cover, 9x11, 48pg, Full Color
$11.95

By now you know I really like these French albums being translated into graphic novels for the U.S. More are on our website.

 
ALTER EGO #158
Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas. FCA [Fawcett Collectors] Special! The spotlight is on fabled Golden Age writer William Woolfolk ("the Shakespeare of the Comics”), including an exclusive interview, a panel with Golden Age peers in 2002, including Nick Cardy, and his scripting records! Plus 100 Years of Zorro, a special on PAM/Pete Morisi, Schelly on his new book about James Warren, and the 2017 Star Wars Panel with Chaykin, Lippincott, and Thomas! Tributes to Russ Heath, Marie Severin, Gary Freidrich. Twomorrows, 2019...More.

Item Code: AE158
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg
$9.95

We have back issues from #150 up, same price. See full descriptions of each on our website.

 
HELLBOY PLAYING CARDS
Recommended. In time for the new third film. A fun set with artwork by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on each Jack, Queen, King, Ace and Joker, different art for each of the four suits. Each card has a common back. Poker deck, in an illustrated box. Standard-size poker deck, with 52 cards and 2 jokers. Dark Horse, 2019...More.

Item Code: HELBPC
52 cards, 3x4, Full Color
$5.99

Also available are playing cards by Olivia, Lucky Ladies II [OLIL. $9.95], Frazetta Death Dealer: [FRDPC. $7.50] and three Sensual Goddess sets, two at $9.95 and one at $14.95. And see our website for many more Hellboy items, including the Making of the Film hardcover, just out.

 

Norman Rockwell Museum

 
NORMAN ROCKWELL My Adventures as an Illustrator The Definitive Edition
Highly Recommended. By Tom Rockwell. Art by Norman Rockwell. Edited by Abigail Rockwell. The wit, humanity, and many-sided talent of Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) are on full display in his classic and profusely illustrated autobiography. Rockwell's New York City boyhood, his apprentice days at the Art Students League, his first fateful visit to the Saturday Evening Post, his adventures abroad, his move to rural Vermont, judging the 1922 Miss America pageant with fellow artists—all are recounted with a mix of sharp observation and self-deprecating humor. Throughout Rockwell invites the reader into his artistic process: he introduces his favorite models, candidly reveals his biggest flops, and documents the creation of a Post cover step by step. Abbeville Press, 2019...More.

Item Code: NRMYH
Hard Cover, 7x9, 536pg, Partial Color
$40.00

The Norman Rockwell Museum has done many top notch exhibit catalogs about other illustrators and subjects. Here is what we now have available:

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER Pulps to Portraits
Highly Recommended. A new 102-page catalog produced to accompany the Norman Rockwell Museum's retrospective exhibition celebrating distinguished illustrator Everett Raymond Kinstler's 70-year career from a comic book and paperback artist to esteemed painter of celebrities and presidential portraits. Filled with wonderful full color illustrations alongside essays by Martin Mahoney, William H. Gerdts, and Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, with foreword by Norman Rockwell Museum Director and CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt. Norman Rockwell Museum, 2012...More.

Item Code: EVEP
Soft Cover, 9x9, 104pg, Text/Full Color
$20.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MORT KÜNSTLER The Art of Adventure
Recommended. Exclusive companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum exhibition Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure. It's a thin little guy, but features dozens of rare full color and black and white images from the acclaimed illustrator's entire career -- from classic pulp magazines to documenting the Civil War. Includes exhibition checklist, introduction by Deputy Director and Chief Curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, with two essays. Norman Rockwell Museum, 2015...More.

Item Code: MORK
Soft Cover, 8x10, 20pg, Text/Full Color
$15.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
GLORIA STOLL KARN Pulp Romance Catalog
Includes Pulps: An Image Gallery. Recommended. A thin but handsome exhibit catalog from the Norman Rockwell Museum. Celebrated for her artistic contributions to the pulps during the 1940s, Gloria Stoll Karn was one of just a few female illustrators working to create a steady stream of tantalizing images for the covers for popular romance and detective titles. From 1941 to 1949, Stoll Karn's art appeared on the covers and pages of many Popular Publication magazines, including Black Mask, Dime Mystery, Detective Tales, New Detective, All-Story Love, New Love et al. Includes a special six-page section of great cover repros, celebrating the wide range of pulp art from other creators. Superlative reproduction. Norman Rockwell Museum, 2018...More.

Item Code: GLORST
Soft Cover, 8x10, 27pg, Partial Color
$15.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
HANNA BARBERA The Architects of Saturday Morning
Recommended. Foreword by Jayne Barbera. Exclusive catalog to the exhibition Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning by Norman Rockwell Museum Curator of Exhibitions Jesse Kowalski, with foreword by Jayne Barbera and essays by animation historians Jerry Beck and Michael Mallory. This records the first museum exhibition on the world's most successful animation partnership, providing a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized television animation. Norman Rockwell Museum, 2016...More.

Item Code: HANNB
Soft Cover, 9x9, 124pg, Text/Partial Color
$35.00

 

Men's Adventure Library

 
POLLEN'S ACTION The Art of Samson Pollen
Highly Recommended. Edited by Robert Deis & Wyatt Doyle. Samson Pollen (1931-2018) was one of the greatest illustration artists whose work appeared in vintage men's adventure magazines from the 1950s to the 1970s. Pollen's specialty was action--dynamic, explosive, outrageous, sexy ladies, action. Illustrating work from authors Mario Puzo, Martin Cruz Smith, Richard Stark, Norman Mailer, Ed McBain, Richard Wright, Don Pendleton, Erskine Caldwell, Walter Kaylin, Robert F. Dorr, Pollen's immersive illustrations transported adventure-hungry readers from tropical jungles to brutal battlefields to raging seas and mean city streets. Samson Pollen painted it all--spectacularly. New Texture, 2019...More.

Item Code: POLLAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 136pg, Partial Color
$39.95

Pollen's first collection, Pollen's Women, just arrived here as I write this, too late to do a full feature here. Click here for more details [POLLWH. $39.95] or just watch for it next week. Same oblong format.

 
BARBARIANS ON BIKES
Recommended. Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle. "Sex Rampage of the Cycle Savages" ... "Big Mama's Killer Cycle Army" ... "Cross-Country Blast With 'Satan's Riders'" ... "Cycle Queens of Violence" ... The headlines in classic men's pulp adventure magazines sure could paint a picture ... and so could the masters of pulp art who illustrated them! Three decades of vintage pulp magazine covers and interiors, from the 1950s through the early 1970s, most unseen since their original publication. A unique archive of biker covers and interior illustrations at their most savage, with history and context. New Texture, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BARBB
Soft Cover, 8x11, 112pg, Partial Color
$19.95

There is also a DELUXE hardcover edition of this, with twenty extra pages of art. It is expected momentarily [BARBBH. $39.95].

 
I WATCHED THEM EAT ME ALIVE Killer Creatures in Men's Adventure Magazines
Recommended. Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle. I Watched Them Eat Me Alive is the first installment of The Men's Adventure Library Journal, a series focusing on specific facets of the vintage men's adventure magazines stories, artwork, and history. Dedicated to exploring the lost world of vintage men's adventure magazines,it's all about creatures, all man-eaters, from ants to crabs to sharks, piranhas, wild boars, gorillas, tigers, weasels, snakes...whether you are a handsome he-man or a barely-dressed young lady, this critters are out to haunt your dreams. Note: This is marked $9.95, but this was an introductory price no longer available to us. It is priced as low as we can, based on our cost. New Texture, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: IWAT
Soft Cover, 6x9, 104pg, Partial Color
$14.95

 
I WATCHED THEM EAT ME ALIVE Killer Creatures in Men's Adventure Magazines
Recommended. Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle. I Watched Them Eat Me Alive is the first installment of The Men's Adventure Library Journal, a series focusing on specific facets of the vintage men's adventure magazines stories, artwork, and history. Dedicated to exploring the lost world of vintage men's adventure magazines,it's all about creatures, all man-eaters, from ants to crabs to sharks, piranhas, wild boars, gorillas, tigers, weasels, snakes...whether you are a handsome he-man or a barely-dressed young lady, this critters are out to haunt your dreams. New Texture, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: IWATH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x9, 124pg, Partial Color
$24.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
SOFT NUDES FOR THE DEVIL'S BUTCHER
Fiction, Features and Art from Classic Men's Adventure Magazines. Edited by Pep Pentangeli. Men's adventure magazines were a form of pulp publishing that flourished in 1950s and 1960s America, pandering to young men with luridly illustrated stories of war, sleaze and savagery...and lots and lots of naked or nearly naked women, threatened with unspeakable cruelties. Here are those stories and that artwork, often by creators who went on to illustrious careers. Deicide, 2014. Mature Readers...More.


Item Code: SOFN
Soft Cover, 8x11, 208pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $26.95

We have three other "Soft" books from Deicide: Soft Blondes in the Claws of Torture Hell [SOFBC. $29.95, $26.95], Soft Brides for the Beast of Blood [SOFB. $29.95, $26.95] and Soft Flesh and Orgies of Death [SOFFL. $34.95, $29.95].

 

Bruce Timm's Batgirl

 
BATMAN BATGIRL B&W STATUE By Bruce Timm
Limited, 5,000. As one of the co-creators of the beloved Batman: The Animated Series, Bruce Timm is today a favorite among Batman artists. His distinct character styles are vibrant, playful and iconic. This Black & White statue showcases the hallmarks of Timm's work as Batgirl flies through the air. This polyresin statue is a great addition to the collection of any fan of Batgirl, Bruce Timm or the DC Animated Universe. Illustrated box. DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: BATBWB
8" tall, b&w
$80.00

We have just three left of Timm's Batman Animated Series: Harley Quinn Bust. It's on sale, $59.99, $29.99 [BATHQB]. See our website for his work in various archives and collections.

 

Warehouse Find

 
BEAUTY AS DUTY Textiles on the Homefront in WWII Britain
Warehouse find, 2011. Only four copies available. The British experience during and after WWII was quite different from that of Americans. From the fall of 1940 through the spring of 1941, Britain was subjected to relentless bombing in a terror campaign known as the Blitz. Even after the Allied victory, Britain continued to suffer shortages of everyday supplies, and rationing of both food and clothing continued. This book accompanied the 2011 exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It looks at ways that textiles were put into service on Britain's Home Front in the 1940s. Mass-produced “utility” clothes had to conform to strict government regulations, yet managed to be fashionable. Colorful scarves printed with motifs relating to British life during and after the War—many by the high-end London textile firm Jacqmar—were a practical way to spruce up a look. Utility dresses and propaganda scarves showed how fashion could be used as a powerful weapon to maintain morale in challenging and austere times. Huff Scharf, 2011. . As New....More.

Item Code: BDTHWBH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 80pg, Partial Color
$24.95

 

Featured Coming Item

 
MAC RABOY Master of the Comics
The first-ever book on this hugely talented artist. Could sell out quickly. Our Highest Recommendation. By Roger Hill. Beginning with his WPA etchings during the 1930s, Mac Raboy struggled to survive the Great Depression and eventually found his way into the comics. He perfected his art style on early stories of Dr. Voodoo, Zorro, The Mystery Man, Bulletman, Spy Smasher, (all for Fawcett) and his own version of The Green Lama and, finally, his crowning achievement, Captain Marvel Jr. Raboy went on to illustrate the Flash Gordon Sunday newspaper strip, and left behind a legacy of meticulous perfection. Through extensive research and interviews with son David Raboy, and Raboy's Golden Age assistants, author Roger Hill brings Mac Raboy, the man and the artist, into focus. TwoMorrows, 2019. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: MACRAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 160pg, Full Color
$39.95

Read the complete description for full details—with my strong recommendation that you reserve your copy NOW. This could be like the Reed Crandall book, also by Roger Hill and from the same publisher--it sold out within a couple weeks of publication and has not been reprinted.

 

Coming in June, July, August & November

 
ILLUMINATION ART OF ERIC GUILLON
Recommended. Delve behind the scenes of artist Eric Guillon's artwork for Illumination Entertainment's popular films, including Despicable Me, Sing, and The Secret Life of Pets. Illumination Entertainment has produced some of the most popular and successful animated films. Guillon helped design many of the most beloved and iconic characters from these films, such as Gru and the Minions from Despicable Me and the adorable animals from The Secret Life of Pets. Explore behind the scenes and into Guillon's creative process. Insight Studios, 2019. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: ILLEGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 304pg
$60.00 $55.00

 
MASTERS OF COMICS Inside The Studios of The World's Premier Graphic Storytellers
By Joel Meadows. Readers are invited into the studio spaces of some of the most popular and prolific comic artists in the world. Through photography and exclusive interviews, a rare, personal look at these artists' unique creative environments—spaces in which some of the greatest comics and graphic novels of the last fifty years took shape. Curated by Joel Meadows, editor of Tripwire Magazine, the book includes chapters on Milo Manara, Michael Kaluta, Walter Simonson, Rafael Albuquerque, Frank Quitely, Bill Sienkiewicz, Sean Phillips, Tim Sale, John Paul Leon, Frank Cho, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, P. Craig Russell, any many others. Insight Studios, 2019. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: MASCOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 184pg, Full Color
$45.00 $39.95

Here is a book on the same subject with other creators, which is on sale right now:

 
AVAILABLE NOW
IN THE STUDIO Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Todd Hignite. These visits with some of today's most popular and innovative comic artists where they work present an unparalleled look at the cutting edge of the comic medium. Extensive interviews with creators who rarely grant interviews. They offer insights into the creative process, their influences and personal sources of inspiration, and the history of comics.  Robert Crumb, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Jaime Hernandez, Gary Panter, Seth, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware speak out and present rare artworks. Generously illustrated with 500 full-color reproductions, including each artist's favorite works by other artists. Yale, 2006. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ITH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 310pg, Full Color
$29.95 $14.95

 
BATMAN The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 7
Batman stories from Detective #154-173, Batman #56-66 and World's Finest #43-53, 1949-51. Recommended. In these tales from the start of the 1950s, the Dynamic Duo continues to fight crime as they encounter villains including The Joker, the Penguin and Catwoman. Debut appearance of Killer Moth, Deadshot, the introductions of a new Batmobile and a new Batplane for the new decade and more! The origin of the Joker and Catwoman is retold; a flying sucer story and Batman in the future; WF #44 is a SOTI issue, with a reference to Batman & Robin being gay (!). And much more! DC, 2019. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: BATG07H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 824pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

 
ART OF GARY GIANNI George R. R. Martin's Seven Kingdoms Signed
Signed bookplate! Highly Recommended. Afterword by George R.R. Martin. A comprehensive visual overview of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series—plus A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and Fire and Blood—through over 275 drawings and paintings by the award-winning illustrator Gary Gianni. Flesk, 2019. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: ARTGGHS
Hard Cover with CD - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 304pg, Partial Color
$49.95

Also from George R.R. Martin is Starport, a new graphic novel [GEOSH. $28.00, $25.00]. We also have just two copies left of the graphic novel of Martin's Game of Thrones prequel, The Mystery Knight [MYSKH. $26.00].

 
WALTER SIMONSON'S STAR WARS Artist's Edition
Recommended. With Tom Palmer. Comics legends Walter Simonson and Tom Palmer collaborated on a wonderful run of Star Wars comics in the early 1980s, before the release of The Empire Strikes Back. Like all Artist's Editions, each page has been meticulously scanned from the original art (from the personal archives of both artists) and presented at 100 percent of actual size. IDW, 2019. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: WSSWAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, Full Color
$125.00

See more Artist's Editions by Walter on our website.

 
EC ARCHIVES Weird Fantasy Volume 4
Collects Weird Fantasy #19-22, and Weird Science-Fantasy #25-26. Highly Recommended. By Williamson, Wood, Davis, Severin, Orlando & Kamen. Here are many of EC's finest sci-fi stories, during the very peak of their finest work. With help from Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, who both assist Williamson on two stories each, plus another in #25. Severin-Elder in every WF issue, one Krigstein, a rare Reed Crandall, many Ray Bradbury adaptations. WSF #26 is the special "Flying Saucer Report" with Wood, George Evans, Feldstein, Orlando and Crandall, plus A-bomb panels! Fully remastered in digital color! Dark Horse, 2019. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: ECW04H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Click here for the all available EC Archives, beginning with the latest releases.

 
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS Slipcase Set
By Marv Wolfman. Art by George Perez. Since the Justice League of America first met their Earth-2 counterparts, the Justice Society of America, the concept of a world-shaking "Crisis" has been a defining part of DC history. Now, for the first time, DC packs one incredible box set with every Crisis tale leading up to and including the industry defining Crisis On Infinite Earths! This box set combines six previously existing Crisis collected editions, printed for the first time in hardcover, with eight new Crisis hardcover collections that spotlight the most important heroes of the 1980s Crisis on Infinite Earths! DC, 2019. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: CRISH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 1000pg, Full Color
$500.00 $375.00

Also see Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion Volume 1 [CRIS01H. $75.00, $65.00].

 

Rare & Out of Print

 
FANTASTIC ART OF ARTHUR SUYDAM DELUXE Signed
Signed & Limited 400!
By Arthur Suydam. Introduction by Franz Henkel.
Vanguard, 2005.
Out of Print.
Fine. Both covers have some scuffing.

Item Code: RB1079.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 128pg, Partial Color
$100.00

 
MERVYN PEAKE WRITINGS & DRAWINGS SLIPCASED
First Edition.
By Maeve Gilmore & Shelagh Johnson.
Academy/St. Martin's, 1974.
Out of Print.
Very Good. Top of edge pages has a slight bump. Wrinkled jacket in the back, sunning on the spine. Slipcase is defective with air bubbles showing on one side.

Item Code: RB763.
Hard Cover, 9x12, 123pg, Text/b&w
$50.00

 
THE GOLDEN AGE SPECTRE ARCHIVES Volume 1
Collects More Fun Comics #52-70, 1940-41.
By Jerry Siegel. Art by Bernard Baily.
DC, 2003.
Out of Print.
Near Fine in a Very Good minus jacket. Jacket is a bit scuffed and slightly soiled, with a 1” tear to the front top. Top corner bumped. Top edge lightly soiled and rubbed.

Item Code: RB1076.
Hard Cover, 7x11, 220pg, Full Color
$150.00

 
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT ARCHIVES VOLUME 1
Reprints Batman #1-4, 1940-41.
By Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson et al.
DC, 1992.
Very Good. Very good jacket, book is fine. Top edge of book and jacket are soiled and slightly worn.

Item Code: RB1077.
Hard Cover, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color
$40.00

 
THE DC VAULT
A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the DC Universe
By Martin Pasko. Foreword by Paul Levitz.
Running Press, 2008.
Out of Print.
Very Fine. Slight cover scuffs and minor bump to top edge.

Item Code: RB697.
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 13x11, 192pg, Partial Color
$65.00

 

THE MIGHTY MARVEL COMICS STRENGTH & FITNESS BOOK
By Stan Lee, Ann Picardo, Joe Giella.
Fireside, 1976.
Out of Print.
Very Good. Book has a 2 inch crease in the cover and first few pages. Curled corners, thumbing and a bump to the top of the spine.

Item Code: RB946.
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$75.00

 

Mature Readers

We have two new erotic photography books from Taschen, both edited by Dian Hanson. Roy Stuart: Embrace Your Fantasies/Getting Off compliments the previous release, still available. Embrace Your Fantasies: Power Play [ROYEMH] Both are the same price: $50.00, $45.00.

Second up is Laurent Benaim, a collection of highly erotic artwork done with a unique method, “giving his startling sex photos the look of oversized French postcards, printed, perhaps, in the damp cellar of a Belle Époque whorehouse.”

And we have a new Cavewoman, Kabbit's Club, with two variant Budd Root covers, D and E, both adult.

Click here for more Cavewoman, and here for more erotic photography beginning with the latest releases.

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News and Notes

 
Free Comic Book Day

We did a special early mailing April 30th with a list of both new and vintage comics. You can see the complete email here, and see the comics on our website, here. You HAVE to place an order for at least one PAID item to add free comics to it. Any size order gets you 3 of your choice, over $25 order nets 4, over $50 gets 6. Limit of one copy per item per order, but you can order again and get a second copy that way. My thanks to Sergio Aragones for his generous permission to use his cool FCBD artwork on our email.



More Coming Items

We're going to make a point to feature more Coming Items, even if they are a long way off, in our weekly emails. It gives you the opportunity to reserve an item and lock it in. Several items lately have sold out far too quickly. It also helps us to bring in enough copies to make everyone happy. I compare the new Mac Raboy book, above, with The Art of Reed Crandall, which was gone in mere weeks. The recent Sanjulian book was gone over one weekend. The Complete Skymasters Sundays was gone shortly after publication. Customers who had reserved copies got them, but there were few or no copies left after filling backorders.


As always, use a credit card and you will not be charged until the book has shipped from us to you. Only customers paying by check need to pay in advance.

That said, we can't absorb the extra shipping and handling costs to back order and send out lower-priced books, when you have combined them with other in-stock items. We will always do that for any item temporarily out of stock, since this is our problem, not yours. But to make it work for Coming Items, our cut-off to list these in advance is a cover price of $39.95 or more.

 

Upcoming Shows

ECOF Edgar Rice Burroughs Show-Folsom, CA May 10-11

Rose City Book and Paper Show, Portland, OR June 14-15

San Diego Comic-Con, July – No exhibit, but I hope to bump into customers and say hello. Catch me if you can!

~Bud

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