Thursday, June 6, 2019

Bettie Page in a new time-travel adventure, nine new sale books, Frank Cho, Alex Toth, Godzilla, Disney, and a look at Woodstock 1969.

Bettie Page starts a well-drawn new time-travel adventure. Nine new books on sale: Speed Racer, Frank Cho's Liberty Meadows, Will Eisner: Spirited Life, Don Heck, etc. Bravo for Adventure by Alex Toth is now in softcover. The Art of Godzilla looks at the new film.

Plus a new Disney Masters, a second Szukalski collection back in print, Woodstock 1969 is examined. Plus a signed William Wray, Behold Galactus in softcover, an entirely new Shazam Archives, The Art of James Stokoe. Coming in July: Monster Art of Basil Gogos, and Cons De Fée: The Erotic Art of Wallace Wood. Robert Grossman's Life on the Moon gets my glowing review.

Comic Archives  |  Bettie Page  |  Art Books  |  Szukalski
New on Sale  |  Graphic Novels & Archives  |  2020 Calendars  |  Coming in August
Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index

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Comic Archives

Collects #1-18, 1973-74. By Dennis O'Neil, C.C. Beck and Kurt Schaffenberger. In 1973, twenty years after the last Fawcett issue, DC brought back one of comics' most popular heroes: Captain Marvel, also known as Shazam!, whose Golden Age adventures sold in the millions of copies. These new adventures combined the light-hearted art of C.C. Beck, for #1-10, the original artist from the 1940s, with the modern, tongue-in-cheek sensibility of writers including Dennis O'Neil. With #11, the superlative Kurt Schaffenberger (Superman, Lois Lane) took over. The Golden Age origin is retold, Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr. both appear; Mr. Mind and Tawny are reintroduced; Captain Marvel Jr.'s origin is retold. Lex Luthor appears in #15. DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: SHAZ01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 336pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

See our website for more about Shaz....I can’t resist, more about the ORIGINAL Captain Marvel, The big Red Cheese.

Collects Fantastic Four #48-50, 120-123 and 242-244, 1966-82. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee and John Byrne. Art by Jack Kirby, Joe Sinnott, John Buscema and John Byrne. Three of the Fantastic Four's first four encounters with Galactus. First, Lee and Kirby introduce the World-Eater and his enigmatic herald, the Silver Surfer, as they come for Earth in one of the greatest comic book sagas ever! Then John Buscema's powerful pencils illustrate the arrival of new herald, Gabriel the Air-Walker, signaling doom for the human race! Finally, John Byrne takes over as Terrax leads the Devourer back to Earth -- and the entire Marvel Universe pitches in to help the FF save the planet. Does NOT include FF #74-77--which is only in the hardcover. Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: FFBE
Soft Cover, 14x22, 232pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Don’t miss the totally different experience you get with the oversized hardcover. it also includes four more issues, FF #74-77. [FFBEH. $50.00, $44.99].

There’s also an Epic (softcover) collection: The Coming of Galactus [FFE03. $39.99, $34.99] which collects FF #33-41 and Annual #3. And here is more Fantastic Four.

1972-75-Three years of stories. Recommended. By Stan Lee Gerry Conway et al. Art by Ross Andru, Gil Kane et al. John Romita Sr. shares the spotlight with the creators above. The Green Goblin is back! Gwen Stacy is missing! And it all leads to a confrontation atop the George Washington Bridge that will leave Peter Parker forever changed! It's the story that cemented the Green Goblin as the definition of evil. And lest you think that's the only milestone in these pages, this Omnibus also features the debut of the Punisher, the wedding of Aunt May and Doc Ock, Harry Osborn's descent into madness and a new role for Mary Jane Watson! Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: AM04H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 976pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

Volume 1 [AM01H. $100.00, $85.00] is being reprinted and will be here in July. Omnibus Volumes 2 and 3 are both currently out of print and sold out. See our website for two dozen other Spidey collections.

DISNEY MASTERS Volume 8 Donald Duck Duck Avenger Strikes Again
Recommended. By Romano Scarpa, Guido Martina et al. Art by Romano Scarpa, Carl Barks et al. Who would have thunk it? Donald is secretly that infamous super-anti-hero, Duck Avenger! But when Uncle Scrooge sends out a robot double of the Avenger, Donald’s secret is threatened! And will hyper-lucky Gladstone Gander make things even worse? (Oh, yes, you know he will!). In “Ellsworth’s Ornery Orphan,” Mickey Mouse tells the distant desert tale of his mynah bird pal, Ellsworth—and a showdown with dread pirate Mozambeak! And a money-scented perfume sends Brigitta MacBridge and Scrooge to the isle of Bananaland in “The Other Golden Helmet”—Romano Scarpa’s one-and-only collaboration with Duck artist supreme Carl Barks! For the first time in English! Fantagraphics, 2019...More.

Item Code: DM08H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 184pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

See the website for previous Disney Masters volumes.

Highly Recommended. By Alex Toth. Alex Toth's magnum opus contains all three of The Genius's stories starring Jesse Bravo, knock-about pilot and reluctant swashbuckler, including the original graphic novel. More than forty years after its creation, Bravo remains a rollicking pastiche of 1930s high-adventure, replete in the visual trappings of film noir. By this point in his career Toth had stripped out all extraneous lines and detail, demonstrating complete command of his staging and chiaraoscruo technique, and cementing his reputation as the medium's most sophisticated storyteller. IDW, 2019...More.

Item Code: BRFA
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Partial Color
$24.99 $21.99

There is a Bravo for Adventure Artist’s Edition [ATBAEH. $125.00] and Genius Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth [GENI03H. $49.99, $44.99]. We don’t keep these in stock, but can special order it for you (takes 3-4 weeks). We DO have just one copy of the out-of-print Alex Toth by Manual Auad, Kitchen Sink, 1995 [RB348. $75.00]. It’s an excellent biography, fully illustrated. He’s also in Witzend #10 [RB352. $40]. See our website for various comics archives containing Alex’s work.


Bettie Page- New Limited Series

Set of five variant covers--interior is the same. By John Royale, Scott Chantler, David Williams, Julius Ohta & photo cover. Recommended. By David Avallone. Art by Julius Ohta. When you step through an inter-dimensional gate the results are unpredictable: sometimes you find yourself in a bikini made of coins with a sword in your hand! Reality is shattering, the gate has been opened for an invasion from the Great Old Ones...and only model spy Bettie Page can save the world. But first she seems to be reincarnated in the Hyborian Age, as a Red Sonja-style warrior. Nice art on this first of an epic four-part miniseries. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: BPU01P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

BETTIE PAGE UNBOUND #1 Black Bag Edition
Special variant nude cover. Recommended. By David Avallone. Art by Julius Ohta. When you step through an inter-dimensional gate the results are unpredictable: sometimes you find yourself in a bikini made of coins with a sword in your hand! Reality is shattering, the gate has been opened for an invasion from the Great Old Ones...and only model spy Bettie Page can save the world. But first she seems to be reincarnated in the Hyborian Age, as a Red Sonja-style warrior. Nice art on this first of an epic four-part miniseries. Dynamite, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BPU01V
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

Part of a four-part series where Bettie falls through a time portal to live...other lives? Very well drawn.

See our website for previous Bettie comic sets with variant covers, and other Bettie collections.


Art Books

Signed. Recommended. By William Wray. Introduction by Dave Barton. Densely layered urban landscapes, some more representational, some almost entirely abstract. Introduction by OC Weekly art critic Dave Barton. In 1985, Wray moved to New York, doing comic book work for Marvel and DC Comics, while studying at New York's Art Students League. A phone call from John Kricfalusi sent him back West from the early 1990s through the 2000's to work on The Ren & Stimpy Show, Samurai Jack, The Mighty B! and other shows. Since 2010, Wray has worked with Rauch Brothers Animation on animated shorts for StoryCorps. His long-run Monroe series appeared in more than 100 issues of Mad, and he co-created Hellboy Junior with Mike Mignola. Wray now concentrates on landscape oil paintings of landscapes, figures, and urban settings. William Wray, 2018...More.

Item Code: WRABHS
Hard Cover, 6x6, 60, Full Color

GRUNT The Art and Unpublished Comics of James Stokoe
Recommended. This hardcover artbook showcases the work of inimitable comics creator James Stokoe, who has drawn some of the most visually meticulous and surreal illustrations in modern comics, featuring some of his bestselling illustrations from works such as Orc Stain, Aliens: Dead Orbit, Wonton Soup, well-known cover work, and some of his never-before-published comics. Influenced by French and Japanese work, his work shows the influence of the incredible Geoff Darrow. "...some of the most imaginative comics to come out of [Marvel] in the last five years." -AV Club Dark Horse, 2019...More.

Item Code: GRUH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 184pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $34.99

THE ART OF GODZILLA King of the Monsters
Recommended. By Abbie Bernstein. Art by Michael Dougherty. Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' cinematic Monsterverse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters. Godzilla collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. Titan, 2019...More.

Item Code: ARGOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x11, 176pg, Full Color
$39.95 $34.95

WOODSTOCK Three Days That Rocked the World 50th Anniversary
Recommended. Edited by Mike Evans and Paul Kingsbury. Foreword by Martin Scorsese. A special 50th anniversary edition of a lavishly illustrated look at Woodstock, with a day-by-day, act-by-act account of everything that went down on Yasgur’s farm—along with interviews and quotes from those who were there.  Woodstock defined a generation and exemplified an era: the three-day concert that took place on Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York, from August 15–17, 1969, was unlike anything that happened before or since. Relive the moment and go “back to the garden” with this account of each of the 33 acts, and a wealth of photographs and graphic memorabilia. Sterling, 2019...More.

Item Code: WOODH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x12, 288pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $24.95

Also see Groovy: When Flower Power Bloomed in Popular Culture [GROOVH. $39.95, $34.95], and the Psychedelic Sex Book [Taschen: PSYSH. $70.00, $34.95].

Deluxe hardcover with 20 additional pages. 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 adventure magazines sure could paint a picture ... and so could the masters of pulp art who illustrated them! Vintage 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, with history and some portions of the fiction. This is a limited-distribution book, only available from a few sources. New Texture, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BARBBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 134pg, Partial Color

We previously announced the softcover edition of this [BARBB. $19.95], which sports a different cover and 20 less pages. Also from this publisher, see Pollen’s Women and Pollen’s Action, [POLLWH. and POLLAH. $39.95 each], collecting his fine men’s magazine art, and I Watched Them Eat Me Alive: Killer Creatures in Men’s Adventure Magazines [IWAT. $14.95].



[Pronounced Su-kal-ski]
STRUGGLE The Art of Szukalski
Highly Recommended. Art by Szukalski. Foreword by Leonardo and George DiCaprio. Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) was one of the great sculptors of the 20th Century. Due to geopolitical upheavals in his native Poland, a large proportion of his work was destroyed in World War II. Thanks to his move to the U.S., and the the efforts of dedicated personal acquaintances, his work has been re-evaluated and shown to the public. This is the first critical view of his work published since 1923. Szukalski “...was like a caryatid struggling to keep his ideas above the surface of the rising deluge." Last Gasp, 2019...More.

Item Code: STRUG
Soft Cover, 8x11, 200pg, Partial Color

Highly Recommended. By Stanislav Szukalski. Stanislav Szukalski (1893–1987) was a Polish-born sculptor, writer, graphic artist, and heretic. Highly regarded in both the US and Poland between the World Wars, he lapsed into obscurity, living and working in “America’s Cultural Siberia” (Southern California) until comic art collector Glenn Bray rediscovered him in 1973. Last Gasp, 2019...More.

Item Code: BEHOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 160pg, Text/Partial Color

Recommended. By Stanislav Szukalski. Quarto, brown cloth stamped in gilt. First edition, number 830 of an unspecified limited edition (believed to be 1,000 or fewer) of a scarce monograph on the Polish artist. Light Wear/Near Fine. Covici-McGee, 1923. Out of Print.. Near Fine....More.

Item Code: RB1062
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x12, 150+pg, Partial Color

We have two copies left of Szukalski: Song of the Mute Singer, published in 1989--scuffed else fine [RB1061. $40.00]--and as-new [RB1072. $65.00]. I recommend the recent Netflix film produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. See the 2 1/2 minute trailer here:


New on sale

Thanks to special publisher and distributor white sales, we now have these at 50% of cover—or less. Several of these we have never before offered. Liberty Meadows was a bestseller for us when it first appeared--at full price.

Comics Creators / Art Books

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Often referred to as the "artist's artist," Brian Bolland has produced some of the most memorable and inspiring illustrations--primarily cover art--ever. This handsome volume is a retrospective of this astonishing artist's career and a look at the man himself. It begins with his rarely-seen British series, including Judge Dredd and Tank Girl, but quickly moves into iconic U.S. work on 63 covers for Animal Man, the legendary Camelot 3000, Wonder Woman, The Invisibles, Batman: Killing Joke. Every cover he's done is powerful, a knockout, minutely detailed. Image, 2006...More.

Item Code: ARTBBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 176pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $19.95

Publisher White Sale/Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Bob Andelman. Foreword by Neal Adams. A new expanded edition of the out-of-print biography, detailing Eisner's fascinating 70-year career. From a pioneer at the beginning of the Golden Age, to offering innovative stories and brilliant art in the Sunday funnies (The Spirit), to educational comics (PS Magazine), back into comics, bringing back The Spirit, and finally creating new graphic novels, beginning with A Contract with God. Eisner's influence has been felt by such diverse talents as Bob Kane and Jack Kirby, as well as underground comics legend R. Crumb and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Jules Feiffer and Art Spiegelman--all have hailed Eisner's cinematic approach to comics, and his enduring character The Spirit. TwoMorrows, 2015...More.

Item Code: WILLEIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 255pg, Partial Color
$39.95 $19.99

DON HECK A Work of Art
Publisher White Sale/Closeout Price! Recommended. By John Coates. Foreword by Stan Lee. Afterword by Beau Smith. Meticulously researched here is Don Heck’s 40-year career, including his time at Atlas with Stan's pre-hero stories, DC, Dell, Gold Key, his pre-code horror work in the early 1950s (on titles like Horrific, Danger and Weird Terror), and as "ghost" artist on Lee Falk's The Phantom newspaper strip. From personal recollections from Don's surviving family, long-time friends, and industry legends, to rare interviews with Heck himself (where he discusses his career, artistic technique, triumphs, frustrations, and love of drawing), this book is full of insight into--and first-hand anecdotes from--the early days of Marvel Comics. TwoMorrows, 2014...More.

Item Code: DONHH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 192pg, Full Color
$39.95 $14.99

Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Frank Cho. The complete collection of all of Cho's covers for all Liberty Meadows comics and books, starring the gorgeous Brandy--and far more. An all-new cover on the dust jacket, a silver-embossed red cloth binding, and a behind the scenes look at the development of some of the favorite pin-up style images of Brandy and the gang. Each color piece is accompanied by the original b&w version. Also includes a special pin-up section. Frank continues to be one of the most in-demand and popular good-girl artists in comics. Image, 2006...More.

Item Code: LIBMH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Partial Color
$24.99 $12.50

COMICS JOURNAL LIBRARY Volume 4 Drawing the Line
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Gary Groth. The fourth volume in this ongoing series of lavish coffee-table-books. Far-ranging and introspective interviews drawn from the Utne Award-winning magazine's archives, this volume gathers together four of the sharpest social commentators of our times: Ralph Steadman, Jules Feiffer, Edward Sorel, and David Levine. Each definitive conversation is complimented with generous amounts of illustration. Plus a full-color gallery of rarely seen work. Fantagraphics, 2004. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: CJL04
Soft Cover, 12X12, 120pg, Text/Partial Color
$22.95 $12.50


Graphic Novels & Archives

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Viktor Kalvachev. Following Eve, a dangerously seductive woman on the edge of her sanity, Pherone weaves a dark storyline filled with espionage, mystery, and suspense. Armed with a killer body and a killer's mind, the femme fatale must hunt down clues to rediscover her own troubled past, bringing violence and danger to anyone who crosses her path. Is she a detective gone bad? Is she the hooker or deranged seductress that she appears to be? Where did she get her personal combat skills? A sexy, adults-only story with strong (and well done) influences from Frank Miller's Sin City-style artwork. Image, 2009. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: PHERH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 104pg, Full Color
$24.99 $9.95

NEGATIVE BURN Very Best From 1993-1998
Closeout Price! By Neil Gaiman et al. Art by Brian Bolland, Arthur Adams, Paul Pope, Dave Gibbons, P. Craig Russell et al. Nominated for 20 industry awards, including 4 Eisners and 5 Harveys. Negative Burn merged genres and pushed boundaries to allow comics' top talent an opportunity to experiment and tell stories that they wanted personally to tell. Veterans Gaiman and Alan Moore plus new wave superstars Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack, Frank Quitely, Mark Chiarello, Terry Moore, Phil Hester, Andy Kuhn, Bob Burden and more, produce the most eccentric anthology title in the history of comics. Best stories from the first 50 issues. Image, 2005...More.

Item Code: NEGBU
Soft Cover, 7x10, 200pg, b&w
$19.95 $8.95

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Tatsuo Yoshida. DMP celebrates Speed Racer's 40th anniversary with a beautifully packaged, slipcased, two-volume hardcover collector's set! The Speed Racer: Mach Go Go Go Box Set is the complete, unabridged version and contains episodes available in the United States for the first time. Join Speed Racer, Racer X, Trixie, Spritle and Chim-Chim in this fast-paced thriller of action and intrigue! Special introduction by the voice of Speed Racer, Peter Fernandez. Four complete stories, remastered, from the very beginning of Speed's carer in his specially-designed Mach-5. Digital Manga, 2000...More.

Item Code: SPERH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 620pg, b&w
$39.95 $19.95

HAMMER OF THE GODS Volume 1 Mortal Enemy
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Mike Oeming and Mark Wheatley. Art by Michael Avon Oeming, Kelsey Shannon et al. Vikings just want to have fun! Of course, their idea of fun involves sharp bladed weapons, sexy warrior-women, and lots of blood. Sadly, Modi's suffering under a curse and if he ever touches a weapon he will lose his soul. Worse still, he's obligated to a fight-to-the-finish with the God Thorr! Who can blame the gods for not expecting Modie would have the courage and the power to stand against them. "..the quest of one hero, one simple good man with one simple good question. Why? -from Peter David's introduction. IDW, 2009...More.

Item Code: HAMG01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$19.99 $8.95

AX Volume 1 A Collection of Alternative Manga
Closeout Price! Edited by Sean Michael Wilson. Ax is the premier Japanese magazine for alternative comics. Since 1998, it has collected the most innovative, experimental and personal works in contemporary manga--the flourishing underground of the world's largest comics industry. A massive 400 pages of stories by 33 artists, including work by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Imri Sakabashira, Kazuichi Hanawa, Yusaky Hannakuyma, Akino Kondo, Shin'inchi Abe and many others. In English for the first time! Art styles and subject matter ranges all over, from traditional to abstract, stylish and highly detailed to cartoony. Top Shelf, 2010. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: AX01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 400pg, b&w
$29.95 $11.95

See more of our latest closeout sale items on the website. Don’t miss the new IDW sale books from two weeks ago, just click here.


2020 Calendars

SNI 2020 Calendar
Recommended. SNI-Swim Network International. Each pose extends across a page and a half. Georgeous beach beauties in the most minimal of garments, all in full color and all in great shape! Seven are topless but to keep things tasteful, they are posed with hand, an arm, or hair falling over their breasts. For over a decade this has been a top selling calendar, but it is new to us this year. Models include Anya Benton, Tatiania Eriksen, Nadia Fox, Lindsay Pelas, Deanna Greene, Elizabeth SmithAva Lange, Becky Hudson, Emily Sears, Daisy Lea et al. SEYAH, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: SNI20
, Full Color

BUSTIN' BABES 2020 Calendar
Recommended. Gorgeous, not-quite-naked beauties at the beach and in the boudoir, all exceptionally well-endowed and nearly overflowing their skimpy garments. Three are topless but with discreetly placed hands. Full color photos extend over two-thirds of each two-page spread. This features five girls, in different poses, featured in the SNI calendar: Lindsay Pelas, Emily Sears, Stormi Michelle, and Becky Hudson. Also here are Anatasiya Kvitko, Amy Rebecca, Daisy Lee, Vivian KindCarrie Mintor, Abigail Ratchford, Laura Lydall and Melissa Ceja. They are literally all knockouts! SEYAH, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BUS20
12X12, Full Color

FANTASTIC 12 2020 Calendar
Recommended. A sell-out every year for the publisher, but new to us this year. Lovely lingerie models, strikingly presented in full color, across 2/3 of each two-page spread. Models include Tiffany Toth, Cherie Noel, Brylee Smith, Khloe Terae, Mattie Spears, unique to this calendar, New poses but models on the other Brian Hayes calendars are Daisy Lea, Ava Lange, Jenna Nicole, Elizabeth Smith, Emily Sears and Stormi Michelle. Amazingly clear and strikingly large photos. SEYAH, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: FAN20
12X12, Full Color

Recommended. In bikinis or lingerie, the focus is on the well-rounded back views, often in thong bikinis that hide nothing. Full color photos cover more than 2/3 of each two-page spread. Models include Ava Lange, Emily Sears, Daisy Lea, Beck Hudson, Amy Rebecca, Nadia Fox, Lindsay Pelas, Deanna Greene, Anastasiya Kvitko, who are also in the SNI or Bustin' Babes calendars. New models here are Toochie Kass, Stephanie Knight, and for December, the ultra-sexy Jenna Nicole. SEYAH, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ALL20
12X12, Full Color

There are the first four 2020 calendars to come in—all from a publisher new to us this year.


Coming in August

Recommended. The Monster Art of Basil Gogos was produced under a partnership between FantaCo and Basil Gogos' wife, Linda. They had access to ALL of Basil's private sketches and illustrations for some of his most famous paintings, as well as many hundreds of preliminary sketches for never published projects. This shows you how Basil used his sketches to create his wonderful paintings--arranged by monster (Wolfman, The Creature, Dracula, Frankenstein, etc). His wife has written the introduction and has added commentary explaining many of the images. Fantaco Enterprises, 2019. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: MONBG
Soft Cover, 8x11, 200pg, Partial Color

This will also be available in a special hardcover edition, with the same cover [MONBGH. $100.00].

CONS DE FEE The Erotic Art of Wallace Wood
Recommended. Wallace Wood takes aim at comics icons in such stories as “Lil an’ Abner,” “Perry and the Privates,” “Prince Violate,” “Stuporman Meets Blunder Woman,” “Flasher Gordon,” “Starzan,” and even his own “Sally Forth.” Also in this one-of-a-kind collection, you’ll find Wood’s own cartoon commentaries on sex and society in “The Sexual Revolution” and “Brave Nude World.” “The Marquis de Sade Coloring Book,” “Dragonella.” The most complete collection of Wood’s erotic work, from his early gag cartoons for Dude and Gent; to his sexy fairy tale parodies and all of his covers for Screw magazine. Fantagraphics, 2019. Due Aug. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: CONSDH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 200pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

Make sure you haven’t missed any of the latest Wally Wood collections, see them on our website.


Mature Readers

This week we have a new History of Sexual Punishment in Pictures, 272 pages. This is from Goliath, the German publisher. We currently stock 19 of their titles, and you can see them all on our website. This is in the same 4x7 format as Private Pornography in the Third Reich [224pp. PRPT. $29.95, $26.95]. See more nude photography books on our website.

Also new this week are two new variant nude covers on Cavewoman Pandemonium, a one-shot issue. See our website for more Cavewoman, and in case you missed it so far, here is Budd's one and only art book, published by Frank Cho: Cave Paintings-The Art of Budd Root [CAVPH. $30].

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News and Notes

Rare Books List #5

We sent this email out on Tuesday, June 4. If you didn't get one and would like to, you need to opt-in by signing up for it here, on our home page. And you can see it all here, on our blog. It leads off with discounted, slightly hurt Underwood Frazetta deluxe collections and Virgil Finlay limited editions—a complete set. Plus rare Syd Mead, Art Books by Jeffrey Jones, Barry Windsor-Smith, Alex Schomberg, Bernet, Gary Gianni's REH collection, Michael Gilbert's Wraith signed, Joseph Clement Coll, Modesty Blaise, Michael Kaluta, Harry Clarke, Carl Barks, Marvel Masterworks, DC Archives, Norman Lindsay and much more. You can also see all our Rare and Out of Print books, by category, here on our website.

Summer 2019 CatalogDan Brereton Cover

If you are a regular customer, you'll see your printed copy any day now in the mail. Or you can download it right now, right here. The cover is shown below.

Carl Barks Ducks

I have to let some of the older collections go to make room for new books. We're dropping the Fantagraphics Walt Disney's Donald Duck Volumes 10-15 once we sell out, but we'll still keep Volumes 16 and up in stock. We also have some Vol 9/10 slipcased sets left. We previously dropped volumes 1-9.

I just bought a near complete collection of the Complete Carl Barks Library (the three volume, slipcased sets from Another Rainbow)—Volumes 1-5 and 7-9. Inquire if interested. We also got virtually complete sets of the color Another Rainbow Albums: Donald Duck Adventures, Uncle Scrooge Adventures, US one-shots, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Walt Disney in Color, etc, many complete with bonus cards in shrinkwrap. Again, inquire. We will list these eventually but you can get a jump on them now.

Everett Raymond Kinstler

His signed limited collection has always done well for us, since it's essentially an exclusive, and it's 1/3 of cover price. But after Ray passed away May 26, we did see quite an uptick in interest. The Deluxe Signed Limited remains available at $95.00, $30.00, and the hardcover at $44.95, $15.00.


Review: Life on the Moon by Robert Grossman

I just finished reading this—it took me two days, it's a dense and massive graphic novel. And I loved it. I rewrote my description of it, offering more about the artist—whose name you may not know, but you've seen his work on magazine covers dating back to the seventies. It's a delightful tale, part history, part slapstick, part adventure, part romance, part sci-fi. You'll meet Edgar Allan Poe, John James Audubon, Charles Goodyear (yes, the tire guy, when he first “invented” rubber), even a Civil War hero, and the greatest real-life hoax since Orson Well's War of the Worlds broadcast. Except this hoax was created by the New York Sun, a leading newspaper of...1835. And everyone bought into it!

Publisher Craig Yoe (and IDW) are suitably proud of this little masterpiece. Grossman passed away before this went to print, but it was a crowning achievement of a long and very, very successful career (his work influenced Monty Python, for just one example). Please check it out.



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