Thursday, August 29, 2019

New book on illustrator Austin Briggs, Steve Ditko in a new Marvel Omnibus, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, Druillet, Sergio Toppi, Manara, Crumb and t-shirts!

The first-ever book on illustrator Austin Briggs. 136 Steve Ditko stories in a new Marvel Omnibus! Fritz Leiber's Tarzan and the Valley of Gold. Plus: Druillet, 2000AD VD documentary, Algernon Blackwood's The Willows by Paul Pope, Collected Toppi Vol 2, Barbarella meets Dejah Thoris, new bargain Mucha, Manara's Borgias back in print, Weirdo Cards, and a t-shirt, Cartoonists Unite! It's cool.

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MARVEL MASTERS OF SUSPENSE Stan Lee & Steve Ditko Omnibus Volume 1
1956-61: 136 amazing stories! Our Highest Recommendation. Before Spider-Man and Doctor StrangeSteve Ditko applied his incomparable art and storytelling mastery to taut suspense-thrillers--cast with nervous-eyed dreamers and sweaty-palmed schemers, none of whom make it out with getting their just desserts. Here you get every single one of Ditko's stories of suspense for Marvel (and Atlas) in two beautifully restored Omnibus volumes. From his very first Marvel work in 1956 through to his last five-page masterpiece, every Silver Age tale is collected here. Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: MARMS01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 688pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Highly Recommended. By Fritz Leiber. Cover by Richard Hescox. The year 1966 saw the release of one of the most unique Tarzan films ever made: Tarzan and the Valley of Gold. Starring former NFL linebacker Mike Henry in his debut as the cinematic ape-man, the film portrayed a cultured and refined Tarzan who seemed more James Bond than the unsophisticated ape-man of past films. The depiction surprised and puzzled some moviegoers, but we fans rejoiced at finally seeing ERB's Tarzan. Enter critically acclaimed fantasy author Fritz Leiber, whose novelization of the film became the first authorized Tarzan novel to be written by an author other than Burroughs. Far from retelling of the movie, it was a faithful installment in the literary saga of the ape-man, with frequent callouts to Burroughs' original Tarzan canon and myriad creative elements added to the storyline! ERB, 2019...More.

Item Code: TARVGH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 322pg, Text/b&w

See our website for more of the new Tarzan volumes from ERB, Inc. Several titles are on sale: hc and sc editions of Swords Against the Moon Men and Tarzan Trilogy, Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege Hardcover and Tarzan on the Precipice Hardcover.


New from Auad Publishing

AUSTIN BRIGGS The Consumate Illustrator
Limited, 1000. Highly Recommended. By David Apatoff. Foreword by Austin Briggs, Jr. From Auad Publishing in their Famous American Magazine Illustrators series: 160 pages of some of Austin Briggs‘ best black and white art and a great selection of color illustrations, most taken from originals. David Apatoff's comprehensive in-depth biography of Briggs was aided by an extensive interview with his son, Austin Briggs, Jr. Watch the Briggs style develop, from a pulp artist and Flash Gordon newspaper strip illustrator in fine line, inspired by Joseph Clement Coll, to a sophisticated artist doing story illustrations and automobile ads, reminding us of Ernie Fuchs and Alex Toth. Auad Publishing, 2019...More.

Item Code: ABCONH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Partial Color

We have a close relationship with publisher Manual Auad, and I believe these specially discounted books of theirs are exclusively available from us:

AL PARKER Illustrator, Innovator
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Edited by Manuel Auad. Introduction by Kit Parker. One of America's best known magazine illustrators from the 1940's to the 1960's, Al Parker was an innovator, a trend setter and a constant experimenter. This lavishly illustrated book covers every aspect of his career with authoritative articles, hundreds of incredible full color illustrations and rarely seen photographs. Each chapter describes his top work for every key American magazine, from fiction illustrations to advertising to covers. Auad, 2014...More.

Item Code: ALPAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Full Color
$44.95 $29.95

HENRY PATRICK RALEIGH The Confident Illustrator
New Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Christopher Raleigh. Henry Patrick Raleigh rose from school dropout at age 12 to esteemed Saturday Evening Post illustrator within the span of two decades. During his nearly forty-year career, Raleigh was one of the highest paid newspaper and magazine artists in the United States, creator of iconic World War I propaganda posters, and arguably the most prominent story illustrator of the Jazz Age. This is the first book ever on the artist, and it's beautifully done. It features an abundance of full color work, from crowd and party scenes to wonderful advertising pieces. Auad, 2016...More.

Item Code: HENPRH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
$34.95 $17.50

New Closeout Price! 1,000-copy first printing. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Manual Auad. Nestor Redondo (1928-1995) was the Philippine's foremost comic book illustrator starting in the early 1950s, and a major U.S. comics artist in the 1970s and early '80s. He was really more of an illustrator than a cartoonist, boldly shown here with an abundance of superbly rendered illustrations. This book is a pure delight. Redondo had a smooth, capable line that will remind you of the finest inkers in comics: Mark Schultz, Frank Frazetta, Dave Stevens, Russ Manning. Yes, he is THAT good. Auad, 2016. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: ARTNR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 80pg, b&w
$24.95 $12.50

FRANK BRANGWYN The Way of the Cross
Closeout Price! Limited, 750! Our Highest Recommendation. By Frank Brangwyn. Originally printed in 1935 in a limited edition of 250, this new edition features 14 plates--reproduced from the original lithographic reproductions--of the fourteen stations of the cross. Brangwyn, 1867-1956, had an excellent eye for the divinity of the working man and the hardiness of humanity. This superbly produced portfolio, complete with a gorgeous hardcover box in maroon imitation leather, features all 14 large scale full page artworks printed by letterpress on custom 80lb stock. Auad, 2009...More.

Item Code: FRBR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x14, 20pg, b&w
$65.00 $25.00


Graphic Novels

THE NIGHT By Philippe Druillet
Recommended. In 1975, Comics master Philippe Druillet lost his wife Nicole to cancer. He exorcized the demons her death left behind in The Night, a nihilistic story about the inevitable ending that none of us can avoid. Set in a desolate, post-apocalyptic world, it follows gangs of dope-addicted bikers on a collision course for a bloody battle for the ultimate "shoot". Desperate, dark, explosive, and violent -- with the panoramic art and epic architecture he is known for. Titan Comics, 2019...More.

Item Code: NIGHH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 72pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Also by Druillet:
Salammbo [SALAMH. $39.99, $34.99]
Yragael & Urm the Mad [YRAH. $34.99, $29.99]
Lone Sloane Vol 3: Gail [6V03H. $19.99, $17.99]
Lone Sloane Vol 2: Delirius [6V02H. $19.99, $17.99]
Lone Sloane Vol 1: Six Voyages of Lone Sloane [6V01H. $19.99, $17.99]
We also have one copy of the very first Lone Sloane hardcover from 1966, reduced from $150 to $99 [RB62]. And a set of 5 issues of Heavy Metal, with Druillet, including #1 (1977) & 5, just reduced [RBA39. $120, $95]. See condition detail on the website.

Collects #1-4 and 22 covers including variants. By Leah Williams. Art by German Garcia. From opposite ends of time, two heroines unite for an otherworldly adventure! Barbarella, the siren of space, meets Dejah Thoris, Princess of Barsoom, and together they must solve a murder mystery that spans time and space in order to find their way home. Leah Williams (Adventure Time Comics, Age of X-Man: X-Tremists) teams with German Garcia (Action Comics, X-men) for a fun, deadly, mind-bending epic! Variants include cosplay photos, Sanapo, Fred Ian, Zach Hsieh & Jimmy Reyes et al. Dynamite, 2019...More.

Item Code: BARDJ
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$17.99 $15.99

See more Barbarella on our website:
Volume 1: Red Hot Gospel, Volume 2: Hard Labor [BAR01, BAR02. $17.99, $16.50 each]
Variant Cover comic sets (which are collected in the previous Vol 1 and 2).—most are now on sale at half price, $7.99 for four issues; #1 and #2 are $15.99 per set, and out of print.


Art Books and more...

Oversized limited edition in deluxe slipcase. Highly Recommended. By Algernon Blackwood. Art by Paul Pope. Introduction by Ramsey Campbell, Afterword by Pope. Paul Pope (Battling Boy, Batman: Year 100) provides stunning full color plates for short stories and novellas by Algernon Blackwood, one of the original masters of horror and weird fiction. Blackwood's work predicts and predates the work of H.P. Lovecraft, who called The Willows "the greatest horror tale ever written in the English language." Pope brings five Blackwood stories to unsettling visual life, tackling the challenge of how to illustrate an author who had his gaze firmly fixed on the inexpressible, unknowable and uncanny. Beehive, 2019...More.

Item Code: WILLH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 168pg, Partial Color

For more Fine Press, limited editions from Beehive, see the website for:

The Island of Doctor Moreau, illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz [ISLAH. $100]
The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu [FAITH. $100]
The Temple of Silence: Forgotten Works and World of Herbert Crowley [TEMPH. $125].

Already announced and coming soon:
Madness in Crowds: The Teeming Mind of Harrison Cady
Regular Limited Edition [MADNH. $125].
Deluxe Limited [MADND. $325].

MUCHA By Daniel Kiecol
Bargain-priced! Highly Recommended. Art Nouveau, elegant ornamentation, sensual women, rare book, furniture and interior design and stunning "Slave Epic" paintings. Hardly any other artist proved a greater virtuoso in this style than Alphonse Mucha. From concert posters to perfume and chocolate advertisements to fine art, here is the entire range of Mucha's career in a handsome little square hardcover. Many lesser-known works including oil paintings, magazine covers, and murals. Excellent, highly detailed reproduction in full color. Konemann, 2017...More.

Item Code: MUCHAH
Hard Cover, 7x7, 216pg, Full Color

There are several more books about Mucha: World of Mucha [WORMU. $39.95], Le Pater Hardcover with Prints (coming soon), [ALPMH. $120], Alphonse Mucha [ALMUCHH. $40], Complete Graphic Works [ALH. $25], and 2020 Calendar [AM20. $14.99].

FUTURE SHOCK! The Story of 2000 AD DVD
105 Minutes, Documentary & tons of extras. Directed by Paul Goodwin. With Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison et al. Great Britain, end of the '70s: with the birth of indie upstart 2000AD, fans were introduced to visionary talent like Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison and Mark Millar, and Rogue Trooper, Halo Jones and Judge Dredd. Yet what happened next to this nihilistic, ultra-violent universe may be the biggest shocker of all. This is the "brilliant" (Flickfeast), "essential" ( and "scurrilous" (Empire) story of the galaxy's greatest comic, featuring interviews with editors, writers, artists and fans. Severin, 2014...More.

Item Code: FUTSHO
DVD, 105 min, 1 disc, Full Color

Also on DVD: Tarzan Revisited [TARREV. $20] and Tarzan Lord of the Louisiana Jungle [TARLL. $20], Sex in the Comics [SEXIC. $22.98] and Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan [RHSET. $14.95].

Recommended. Art by Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson et al. All 28 issues of Weirdo, plus THREE unused covers, artist portraits, Arcade #1, rare promo ads for Heroes of the Blues and Early Jazz Greats cards, and lots of extra features. On the reverse of each card, you get artist biographies of all the players and more bonus features. 40 cards in a cool illustrated box, art by Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Drew Friedman, Aline Kominsky, Peter Bagge and others. Graphitti Designs...More.

Item Code: WEIRTC
40 cards, 3x5, Full Color

Highly Recommended. By Jon B. Cooke. The Book of Weirdo is a hugely entertaining examination of Weirdo magazine, Robert Crumb's legendary and long-running humor comics anthology from the 1980s. Crumb himself calls this “a great book” and “the definitive work on the subject.” Weirdo influenced a generation of cartoonists, and served as a creative refuge for underground comix veterans and training ground for new creators. This book features the comprehensive story of the fondly-recalled magazine, along with testimonials from over 130 of the mag's contributors, plus interviews with Weirdo's three editors: Crumb himself, Peter “Hate” Bagge, and Aline Kominsky-Crumb, as well as publisher “Baba Ron” Turner. Last Gasp, 2019...More.

Item Code: BOOWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 288pg, Text/b&w
$39.95 $35.95

See more Robert Crumb items on our website.

Comics Archives

THE COLLECTED TOPPI Volume 2 North America
Highly Recommended. By Sergio Toppi. Foreword by David Mack. Second in a seven-volume library (Volume 1 quickly sold out but was just recently reprinted). Eleven complete stories by the master illustrator, Tales of North American folklore, from the Canadian Goldrush to the American West and the Deep South. A Visit with John Colter, The Will to Live, Naugatuck 1757, Little Big Horn, Blues, Katana. Stories of Native Americans, of black blues musicians and angry police, of trappers and explorers pushing the extremes of survival. Lion Forge, 2019...More.

Item Code: COLT02H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, b&w

Volume 1 came out in August, 2018, and was sold out when we went back for our first reorder. It's finally back in print now. [COLT01H. $24.99].

Highly Recommended. By Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig et al. Art by Johnny Craig. Johnny Craig emerged from the earliest days of EC Comics with a crisp, elegant, contemporary graphic style that set a mood and took a surprisingly sophisticated approach to the mischief, mayhem, and murder of so many of the stories he drew. This collection of Craig's pioneering work for the company collects all of the stories he illustrated for War Against Crime and Crime Patrol plus his earliest outings for EC's terror triumvirate—Crypt of TerrorHaunt of Fear, and Vault of Horror. Of special interest, two stories never before reprinted: “Moon Girl,” EC's first (and only) superhero and one of EC's earliest horror stories, “Zombie Terror,” both scanned from the original art. Fantagraphics, 2019...More.

Item Code: WOMWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, b&w
$29.99 $26.99

More of these Fantagraphics collections are on our website. And click here for the full-color Dark Horse EC Archives series—also see items in our Out of Print section.

Collects #7-11, 1952. Recommended. Art by Lou Cameron, A.C. Hollingsworth, Ed Goldfarb et al. There's no end to funky fun and fearsome tales in this second volume of yarns from Story Comics. Several stories each by Wood-imitators Hy Fleishman and A.C. Hollingsworth, future SF author Harry Harrison working with Ernie Bache, and two early Lou Cameron tales. There's injury-to-the-eye, dismemberment, an eyeball story (?), and extreme violence--#11 appears in Seduction of the Innocent. And there are multiple swipes of EC's three witches narrating...unrecorded in Overstreet. PS Artbooks, 2019...More.

Item Code: PCMA02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Volume 1 is also in stock now [PCMA01H. $49.99].

Collects #1-5, 1953-54. Recommended. Art by Jay Disbrow, Iger Shop. This one's a wacky set of issues. Canadian publisher Superior Comics jumped into the four-color horror ringfirst with Journey Into Fear, then Strange Mysteries and finally with this, calling itself variously Mysteries (its legal title) and Mysteries Weird and Strange. The earlier tales were bizarre and quirky. "Shrinking Horror," "Ghost on the Gallows," "Isle of Mad Revenge," "Call Me Monster," "Kidnaped in the Tomb," "Horror a la Mode," and lots more crazed, over the top horror. PS Artbooks, 2019...More.

Item Code: PCMW01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Looking for more pre-code horror? See the website. I mentioned a couple weeks ago that we are starting to run out of or get very low on many of the on-sale titles. We've inquired, but PS Artbooks has no plans to drop the prices on any more titles. They did this several years ago with the ones we have been offering, which we aggressively ordered. You may have also seen these in your local Half-Price Books. Since then, PS has seriously lowered their print runs.



Highly Recommended. By Peter Poplaski. The new United Cartoonist of America T-Shirt features art and design by Peter Poplaski. The comics industry's venerable union has 14 local chapters, but you don't have to be a card-carrying member to show solidarity! I saw this at Comic-Con this year and loved it. It's perfect for any comics fan, we're all in this together to give comics and cartooning its place in the sun. Attractive and comfortable Hanes 60% cotton, 40% polyester shirt in handsome dark gray. Graphitti Designs, 2019...More.

Item Code: UNICL
1 t-shirt, Full Color

Also available in Extra Large.


Coming in September

By Rebecca Kline, Director of the Disney Archives Park your car in the Zorro lot, take a stroll down Mickey Avenue, and get ready for an insider tour . . . this is the Walt Disney Studios like it's never been seen before. Abundantly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs and artwork from the studio's ninety-plus years of productions, this celebrates Walt Disney's dream factory. From Pinocchio and Fantasia, World War II propaganda films to the Disneyland TV show, Bedknobs and Broomsticks to Pirates of the Caribbean, all brought to life at the Studio. Disney Editions, 2019. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: WDLOTH
Hard Cover, 11x13, 160pg, Partial Color
$60.00 $49.95

By Jeff Kurtti. Celebrate the imagination, passion, and attention to detail invested in each Disney costume within this gorgeous coffee table book! The elegant and adventurous array of dresses, uniforms, and other attire is a feast for the eyes and a fascinating examination of pure craft and of the brilliant, creative minds behind it. The collection begins with a summation of the costumes created for Disney animation, early live action, and television, along with show wardrobes, Audio-Animatronics figures and Cast Members. Disney Editions, 2019. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: ARTCOSH
Hard Cover, 11x14, 176pg, Full Color
$45.00 $39.95

See the website and use sort by “newest” to see more of the latest Walt Disney art books, archives and kid-friendly graphic novels.

Stories from WDC&S #159-191, Donald Duck Kites giveaway & more, 1953-56. Highly Recommended. By Carl Barks. This gift box set collects two volumes. The Ghost Sheriff of Last Gasp (Vol. 15), presents 20 10-page classics, including the title story, about one stubborn ghost who has his sights set on Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. In Secret of Hondorica (Vol. 17), Uncle Scrooge loses vital papers in a plane crash in the jungle and sends Donald and the nephews to retrieve them — but wily cousin Gladstone decides to claim the reward for himself! Fantagraphics, 2019. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: WDDP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 448pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99

See our website for all previous volumes and slipcase sets in this series.


Coming in October

Limited & numbered, 5,000! By Ant Lucia. Action! Gadgets! Flight! Bombshells! The DC Bombshells Celebration statue has all this and more. Crafted from an illustration by Ant Lucia, this epic piece brings two of the most beloved heroes in the Bombshells universe — Batgirl and Supergirl -- together at last. Cast in polyresin, the statue captures the dynamic details from Lucia's art. DC, 2019. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: DCBBAT
15" tall, Full Color

Also in this series, DC Bombshells Batman & Catwoman. Special Order. [DCBBATC. $270].

DARK KNIGHT RETURNS A Call to Arms Mini Battle Statue
Limited & numbered, 5,000! Long retired due to age and a changing world, an elder Batman makes his homecoming to the crime-ridden streets of Gotham City in the seminal Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. In this epic statue crafted from the art of the book, Batman leads the charge against a new foe, mounted atop a horse as dark as night. This high-quality mini-statue is made from polyresin, giving a rich depth of detail to both Batman and his steed. DC, 2019. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: DARKC
8" tall, Full Color

BATMAN The Definitive History of The Dark Knight in Comics, Film and Beyond
By Andrew Farago and Gina McIntyre. Foreword by Michael Keaton. For the first time, this deluxe volume tells the complete story of Batman and the many forms he's taken throughout the years across comics, TV, animation, film, video games, and beyond--covered in vivid detail. Plus exclusive commentary by key creators instrumental in Batman work, including Neal Adams, Tim Burton, Paul Dini, Steve Englehart, Mark Hamill, Grant Morrison, Julie Newmar, Christopher Nolan, Denny O'Neil, Joel Schumacher, Scott Snyder, and Zack Snyder. Insight Editions, 2019. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: BATDEH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 400pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

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Rare & Out of Print

Queen of Pulp Pin-Up Art. Signed & Limited, 500!
Highly Recommended.
Edited by Steven D. Korshak & J. David Spurlock.
Vanguard, 2013.

Fine plus. Small scuff on the middle of the slipcase. Back right corner of slipcase is bumped, but only slightly affected the book.

Item Code: ALLMBD.
Hard Cover, 9x12, 200pg, Full Color

By Walt Disney.
Walt Disney, 1990.
Out of Print.
As new, still in shrinkwrap.

Item Code: RB1167.
Comic, 7x10,

By Les Daniels.
Chronicle Books, 2000.
Out of Print.
Fine. Jacket has some scuffs and bubbling on the back. Front cover has a 5 inch bubble line.

Item Code: RB1157.
Hard Cover, 8x10, 210pg, Full Color

By Les Daniels.
Chronicle Books, 1998.
Out of Print.
Very Fine. Slight wear and scuffing to the jacket.

Item Code: RB1158.
Hard Cover, 8x10, 194pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended.
By Jim Steranko.
IDW, 2014.
Out of Print.
Very Fine. Slight roll to the top corner of the cover.

Item Code: SNFAEH.
Hard Cover, 15x22, 176pg, Full Color


Mature Readers

Milo Manera's compilation of The Borgias graphic novels is back in print after quite some time. Dark Horse, Quality paperback with flaps, 216 pages. A click for Manera on our website turns up over 20 titles. See them all here.

Nude by Stefan Rappo is a handsome first-ever collection by this interesting photographer of the erotic. Interesting settings, unusual poses, some underwater work, nice oblong format.

42nd Street Forever: Peep Show Collection #31 features more 8mm shorts from the 70s and 80s. See more in this series on the website, or click here for all adult DVDs.

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Out of Print Report:

EC Archive Aces High – ECAAHH. $49.95 – 2 left

Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #4, by Wrightson – FRAL04. $4.99 - 7 left

Velvet Love Girl on Girl – VEL01. $14.95, $7.50

Adult Calendars: SNI, All About Dat Bass, Bustin Babes, Fantastic 12 – we have between 16 and 26 left of these, the first this year to go OP. $15.95 each

Savage Pellucidar Bob Eggleton cover – SAVPEH. $120 – 3 left; the other cover by Grindberg is sold out.

Upcoming Shows for 2019

We will be at the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair on September 7th.

OAF – Oklahoma Alliance of Fans in Norman, OK on October 5-6.

While I am at OAF, above, Anne will be at Rare Books LAX, October 5-6.

The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair is October 12-13.

Roseville Comic-Con October 27th.



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Thursday, August 22, 2019

New work by Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran, a history of Manga, Corto Maltese, a Giant Jack Kirby, Richard Corben, Wonder Woman, JLA and the Joker...

This week covers the spectrum: New work by Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran, a history of Manga, a new Corto Maltese, King-Sized Kirby, Bettie goes to Barsoom, the Battle of Stalingrad, Wonder Woman's Golden Age, JLA Bronze Age, the Joker, two new French graphic novels, the excellent Marvel Comics Art of Conan, and the 2020 Olivia Calendar. Coming: The Princess of Mars Manuscript Edition and The Complete TinTin!

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Graphic Novels & Comics

New softcover edition (of the sold out hardcover) with 8 bonus pages. Highly Recommended. By Richard Corben. Richard Corben's Edgar Allan Poe adaptations from limited series, Dark Horse Presents and other sources. Fine work, with more than a hint of adult and nudity in most stories! Includes the title story, Alone, The City in the Sea, The Sleeper, The Assignation, Berenice, Morella, Shadow, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Masque of the Red Death, The Conqueror Worm, The Premature Burial, The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado--and the brand-new story for this edition: The Man of the Crowd. Dark Horse, 2019...More.

Item Code: EAPS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

We have much more by Corben on the website: his Shadow on the Grave [SHADGH. $17.99], his work on Hellboy, and he appears in Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated #1 [FFRAZIL. $7.50], Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella Archives.

We also have a set of the original Metal Hurlant Magazine, from France. Five issues including #1 & 5, but the early issues are a bit scuffed. See full descriptions. I just now marked it down from $120. [RBA39. $95].

STALINGRAD Letter from the Volga
Handsomely rendered in painterly style. Recommended. By Antonio Gil and Daniel Ortega. Military and civilians alike paid with their lives for the personal fight between Stalin and Hitler, in long months of primitive conflict among the smoking ruins of Stalingrad. From August 1942 to February 1943 this model industrial city on the Volga was the site of the bloodiest battle of World War II. Here is a fast-paced depiction of this titanic struggle: explicit, crude, and without concessions. The battle rendered devastating results. Almost two million human beings were marked forever in its crosshairs, a frightening figure comprised of the dead, injured, sick, captured, and missing. All through the eyes of Russian and German soldiers. Dead Reckoning, 2019...More.

Item Code: STALLE
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color

See more books about World War II on our website.

CORTO MALTESE Volume 10 The Early Years
By Hugo Pratt. The protagonist of this tale, actually, is not the 18-year-old Corto, but Rasputin, a deserter from a Siberian rifle regiment, and the writer Jack London, who was a war correspondent in the region at that time. London is already friends with Corto and introduces the sailor to the unpredictable Russian, who even as a young man kills with disconcerting ease and is ready to lie and betray without hesitation. It is, however, "the beginning of a beautiful friendship" that continues throughout the series. As a bonus, the book includes additional material that sets up the entire series, as well as several never-before published pages that Pratt intended for a continuation of the tale, in which Corto and Rasputin were to embark on a search for King Solomon's mines. IDW, 2019...More.

Item Code: CORU10
Soft Cover, 9x11, 64pg, b&w
$19.99 $17.99

See our website for all the previous volumes.

Set of five variant covers--interior is the same. By Julius Ohta, Scott Chantler, David Williams, John Royale & a photo cover. By David Avallone. Art by Julius Ohta. The Crisis on Infinite Betties goes interplanetary romance when Bettie's next dimensional leap finds her wearing the tiara, and carrying the sword, of a Princess of Mars! The Great Old Ones are shattering reality itself, and only the Beauty with the Bangs can keep their grubby tentacles off our multiverse! She's hooked up with a John Carter look-alike but he's far more callous and flirty than our ERB hero. Bettie now seems to be a Princess of Mars--but her means to get back to earth and her own time has been stolen from her...Dynamite, 2019...More.

Item Code: BPU03P
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color

See our website for more items containing Bettie Page.

Signed bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Colleen Doran. A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by New York Times bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran! A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter, Snow White--who literally murders the king. Roles are reversed and this evil creature cannot be destroyed. We added an illustrated bookplate signed by Colleen before I knew just how beautiful a work this is. Colleen's art and design (there are very few actual panels) are inspired by Art Nouveau illustrator and stained glass designer Harry Clarke. This is gorgeous, page after page!! Adult situations and nudity throughout. Dark Horse, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: SNOHS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 64pg, Full Color

I'm purposely downplaying this, though it is my very favorite book this week. But we only have six copies left as I write this. It is already going into its second printing—less than two weeks after it came out. Colleen says on her website that the new edition is in process but it will be at least a month. She also recommends us there, since we did the bookplate together. We'll backorder it for you once we run out, or hang in and order it when I re-announce it here.

See our website for more of Colleen's work, and also much more by Neil Gaiman. Colleen and Neal also worked together on this:

AMERICAN GODS Volume 1 Shadow
Collects #1-9, 2017. By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton. Cover by David Mack. One of Gaiman's best-known stories is adapted to comics by all-star creators. This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods. This novel won the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula awards, and has been adapted as a Starz television series! The first in a three-volume adaptation! Includes work by Walt Simonson, Colleen Doran, and Glenn Fabry. 36-page Bonus Section of original art, layouts, alternative covers, character guides. Dark Horse, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: AMG01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $26.99


French Graphic Novels

Recommended. By Raule. Art by Gabor. From the brilliant minds of Raule and Gabor, Dark Horse Books presents the first volume of Isabellae, collecting the first three French volumes (2013-14) in one compendium, in English for the first time. In feudal Japan, Isabellae Ashiwara, the fiercely independent daughter of a Celtic witch and a samurai master, roams the countryside with her father's ghost at her side, earning her living as a highly-skilled bounty hunter while searching for her long-lost sister, Siuko. Acquiring a misfit crew along the way, Isabellae battles against evil both worldly and supernatural, inching ever closer to the truth of her haunted past. Dark Horse, 2019...More.

Item Code: ISAB01H
Hard Cover, 9x10, 152pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

A surreal story of one door closed, another opened. Recommended. By Lewis Trondheim. Art by Hubert Chevillard. Roland has planned the perfect vacation for Fabienne to discuss their future. And he has it all mapped out, every day, every event, in his notebook. But when unimaginable tragedy strikes, Fabienne is left alone to process this immediate and unexpected change in her life. While most people would abandon the trip out of grief, she decides to it shock? What is going on in her head, as she pursues each of Roland's agenda items, bumping into strangers and stranger people along the way. Beautifully drawn, translated from the French. Lion Forge, 2019...More.

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

See more highly recommended graphic novels from France...on our website.


Art Books & Histories

Highly Recommended. Art by Barry Windsor-Smith, Neal Adams, John Buscema, Gil Kane et al. A very handsomely designed hardcover gallery of classic Conan comic art--covers, interiors and splash pages, original art. With attributions and running commentary. The Cimmerian fought his way through three decades, 1970-2000, of phenomenal storytelling in Conan the Barbarian, King Conan, and related titles. Here is the very best, from seminal masterworks of Barry Windsor-Smith, to stunning interpretations by Gil Kane and Neal Adams, to a character-defining legacy by John Buscema, to Silvestri, Kaluta, Mignola and others! Introduction by Roy Thomas, afterword by Michael Allred. Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: MARACH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 224pg, Full Color
$50.00 $39.99

MANGA The Citi Exhibition
The History of Manga, based on an exhibit at The British Museum. 350 pages! Recommended. Edited by Nicole Rousmaniere and Matsuba Ryoko. Arranged into six thematic chapters, each opening with an essay, followed by interviews with artists, editors and publishers and art selections from manga works, manga magazines, original drawings, theater, film, and digital images. This revealing study traces the origins of manga and its explosion after WWII to the present day. It explores its role in society, and its appearance in different media and its growing international reach. Critical analysis by leading scholars. Profusely illustrated in b&w and full color. Thames & Hudson, 2019...More.

Item Code: MANGHH
Soft Cover, 8x10, 320pg, Text/Partial Color


Comic Book Archives

Collects #1-54. Winner of twelve Eisner and seventeen Harvey Awards--so far! Recommended. By Brian K. Vaughan. Art by Fiona Staples. An epic space opera/fantasy comic book series. Collecting the first nine volumes of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series. The entire story (so far!) of a girl named Hazel and her star-crossed parents. 1,400 pages of gorgeously graphic full-color artwork, including a new cover from Eisner Award-winning SAGA co-creator Fiona Staples. "The kind of comic you get when truly talented superstar creators are given the freedom to produce their dream book." - Entertainment Weekly. "A little bit Romeo & Juliet and a lot Star Wars." - USA Today. Image Comics, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: SAGA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1400pg, Full Color
$59.99 $52.50

Complete stories in full color and giant-size. Recommended. Kirby Returns presents a selection of all-time classics from "King" Kirby's 1970s return to Marvel. Here he is both writer and artist--offering you a live wire hooked into the imagination of comics' most powerful creative dynamo. Captain America battles the Red Skull and the bizarre Arnim Zola, who has reanimated Hitler's brain. The Black Panther faces the super-evolved creature from Hatch-22. Collects Captain America #208-212, Black Panther #1-3, Machine Man #1-6, 1978; Devil Dinosaur #4-7, mostly 1977-1978. Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: KRKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x16, 328pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

See our website for the other King Sized Kirby books.

MARVEL COMICS #1 80TH Anniversary Edition
With essays and history by Roy Thomas, Will Murray and Les Daniels. Highly Recommended. By Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, Paul Gustavson, Rich Buckler, Alex Ross et al. The #1 comic book that started it all for Marvel in 1939, presented better than ever, together with an extensive array of special features! Marvel Comics 1 promised action, mystery and adventure, and it delivered! Now, Marvel Comics 1 in both a colorized version and the original color--plus the actual source pages themselves--along with bonus artwork, original house ads, pulp covers, homages to its iconic cover, the entire history of Marvel, from pulp producer to icon, reminiscences by Thomas on Burgos and Everett, and much more! Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: MARC01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 232pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Collects Vampirella Magazine #1-7, 1969. Highly Recommended. By Frank Frazetta, Neal Adams et al. Vampirella #1 debuted with a stunning cover by the legendary Frank Frazetta and quickly made publishing history. The writers and artists that contributed during the magazine's original run included Jose Gonzalez, Archie Goodwin, Doug Moench, Bernie Wrightson, Barry Windsor Smith, Esteban Maroto, Frank Brunner, Mike Ploog, Rudy Nebres, Richard Corben, Pablo Marcos, and Wally Wood! Long out of print, here is a new printing of the first seven issues! Dynamite, 2019...More.

Item Code: VAM01H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 392pg, b&w
$49.99 $42.50

See our website for more Vampirella Archives.
THE JOKER The Bronze Age Omnibus
By Denny O'Neil, Steve Englehart, Paul Levitz et al. The Joker's greatest tales from December, 1969, to January 1986, in one massive hardcover. Includes the never-before-published The Joker #10. Collects Batman #251, 260, 286, 291-294, 321, 353, 365-366, 400; The Brave and The Bold #111, 118, 129-130, 141, 191; The Joker #1-10, Detective Comics #475-476, 504, 526, 532, Wonder Woman #280-283, DC Comics Presents #41 and 72 and more! New 2019 Foreword by Denny O'Neil. Artists run the gamut: Simonson, Colan, Newton, Aparo, Neal Adams, Ernie Chan, Cardy, Staton, Garcia-Lopez...DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: JOKBAH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 808pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA The Last Survivors of Earth! Volume 1
Collects #77-95, 1970-71. Featuring The Spectre, Aquaman, Solomon Grundy, Hawkman, Green Arrow...By Denny O'Neil, Mike Friedrich et al. Art by Dick Dillin, Joe Giella, Neal Adams. From their annual team-ups with the Justice Society of Earth-2 to ecological disasters to Thanagarian invaders, the JLA take on any challenge, even an unexpected infiltration from the The Joker. Without a doubt, the 1970s was a great time for the JLA. From Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, the league expanded its ranks to include a wide assortment of beloved characters. DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: JLA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 416pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

We have 15 more JLA items: two on-sale calendars and a sale Poker Set, a statue and several archives. See our website.

Collects Sensation Comics #25-36, Wonder Woman #8-11, Comic Cavalcade #6-8 & Big All-American, all from 1944. Highly Recommended. By William Moulton Marston. Art by Harry G. Peter. In these classic Golden Age adventures, Wonder Woman battles smugglers, spies, Nazis and evildoers of all kinds--including baroness Paula Von Gunther and the fierce villainess Cheetah. In the turbulent era of World War II, Wonder Woman was a superhero like no other, treating even her enemies with compassion while maintaining a not-so-hidden penchant for bondage that was part of every story. She and her friends never lasted more than a few pages without being tied up! Crazy! DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: WWGA03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 384pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

See all the WW previous volumes, Omnibus volumes and more on the website.


New from Olivia

THE ART OF OLIVIA Featuring Bettie Page 2020 Calendar
Highly Recommended. By Olivia De Berardinis. Olivia De Berardinis is known worldwide for her pinup paintings. Her art is featured in Playboy Magazine and many books and publications. Produced and published by Olivia herself, here are sixteen months of classic pin-up art (25 images) featuring Bettie Page and other favorite models (Dita Von Teese, Julie Strain, Masuimi Max et al), Each month of 2020 opens out to a double page spread with 2 images--the art covers roughly 2/3's of the spread, and calendar dates the rest.  Very handsomely designed. Some tasteful nudity. Ozone, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: OLI20
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

I really like this new one. See our website for more Olivia:

Olivia Button Pack 2018 [OLIV2018. $6.99] and 2019 [OLIV2019. $6.99].

New Works from 1998 (see condition notes) [OLINW. $25]

The Olivia Masuimi Max Scorpion Pin[OLIVMM. $12] and the Bettie Page Movie Poster Pin [OLIVBP. $12] are currently out of stock, and we're waiting for her to reprint these. 

Lucky Ladies Trading Cards [OLIL. $9.95]

See all the other 2020 calendars already in stock here. Don't miss your favorite, several ALWAYS SELL OUT before year's end, sometimes quite early.


Joseph Michael Linsner: New plus On Sale

DAWN 2019 Sketchbook Signed
Signed! Highly Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Celebrating 30 years of Dawn 1989-2019. All new, full color, finished illustrations & paintings of Dawn by Linsner. Plus 4 pages of previews of the fourth Dawn miniseries. Images of the sexiest woman in comics; even clothed she can steam up any room. Four pages of rough character sketches. Wrap around cover, which is signed on the front, and a double-page centerspread of Dawn and cosplay characters first used on the defunct magazine, A.C.E. Linsner, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DAW19S
Soft Cover, 5x8, 28pg, Full Color

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

Closeout Price! The Pin-Up Art of Joseph Michael Linsner. Highly Recommended. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Wow, have we got a bargain for you. Linsner's first art collection, in hardcover, at half price! Well known for his Dawn graphic novels, portfolios, convention books and prints, Linsner has taken his sexy girls one step further in this ode to female beauty. He captures the voluptuous, perfect female form, the goddess among women, much like fellow good-girl illustrator Dave Stevens once did. Beautiful, artfully done pin-ups in an assortment of skin-tight costumes and poses. Luscious curvy beauties and hard bodied heroines as vampires and bad girls! Plus full nudes. Linsner's art is fun and sexy, and these are all superbly finished paintings. Image, 2007. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GLSH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 112pg, Full Color
$29.99 $15.95

We have over 30 more items with Joe's work, including three statues and these:

Dawn 2017 (Only one left!) and 2018 Sketchbooks signed [DAW17S, DAW18S. $20 ea]

Not To Touch the Earth signed (publisher file copy from 2010) [NOTTOS. $20]

Drama #1 signed [DRAM01S. $20]

The Sinful Suzie 2017 Sketchbook signed [SIN17S. $20]


New on Sale

Closeout Price! Collects #1-7, 1953-54. Recommended. Art by Harry Harrison, Sid Check, Roy Krenkel et al. Fresh from the fear-fraught fifties come the first seven issues of Trojan Comics' Beware, dragging along a whole bunch of festering corpses by way of an artists' assemblage that includes The Stainless Steel Rat himself, the great Harry Harrison, plus work by the fine Sid Check, Gerald Altman, Vince Napoli, Henry Kiefer, Roy Krenkel, Al Gordon, Leo Hagler, William Zeller, Albert Tyler, A.C. Hollingsworth, and Myron Fass. Plus severed-head panels and corpses on the cover (an SOTI issue), etc. PS Artbooks, 2018...More.

Item Code: PCB01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
$59.99 $39.99

Closeout Price! Collects #8-14, 1954-55. Recommended. Art by Sid Check, Frazetta, Jay Disbrow, Myron Fass and Harry Harrison. Frazetta puts in a rare appearance, collaborating with Sid Check on an amazing cover. There are also stories of "a heart torn out," "blood drainage" and that's only what Overstreet is pointing out. One of the weirder titles of the time, as the filled newsstands meant publishers had to outdo the competition with bloodier, darker, stranger stories of horror. Sid Check provides two exceptional stories here and also Jay Disbrow, who is clunky but always fun. PS Artbooks, 2018...More.

Item Code: PCB02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
$59.99 $39.99

Closeout Price! Collects #1-7, 1952-53. Recommended. Art by Robert Webb, Matt Baker et al. Okay, horror fans, check out the seven blood-soaked and brain-damaged gore-fests that make up the first seven issues of Voodoo, boasting an artist line-up that includes Robert Webb, Matt Baker, and the entire Iger Shop. Here are reprints of two rare Baker South Sea Girl stories as well as Rulah, plus more Baker stories plus the best of the Iger Shop emulating Baker. Some fun and iconic covers on these first issues, including a man stabbed in the face, noted in Overstreet. PS Artbooks, 2018...More.

Item Code: PCV01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
$59.99 $39.99

We just have a few copies of each of these at this new reduced price. Also new on sale is Pre-Code Avon's Witchcraft Vol 1, just two left [WIT01H. $59.99, $39.99].

I've kept nearly the entire PS Artbooks line in stock for several years, since there is no other reliable source for them in the U.S. But it's time to let some go. We're down to just 1-3 copies of each of the following volumes; when they are gone, we'll still special order them for you, but since they come from England, it'll take quite a few weeks. And we have had some problems with getting prompt shipping from them. So be aware.

Adventures Into the Unknown Vol 1, 2, 6, 7 $48 ea; Vol 10, 11, 12 $59.99 ea

Forbidden Worlds Vol 1, 4, 6, 7 $48 ea; Vol 12 $59.99

The Thing Vol 2 $48

Tom Corbett Vol 1, 2 $59.99 ea

Web of Evil Vol 1 $48

Weird Mysteries Vol 2 $48

We still have other volumes of several of these titles that are on sale: many volumes of Adventures Into the Unknown and Forbidden Worlds. We also have on sale The Thing Vol 1, Web of Evil Vol 2 & 3 both regular and slipcased, and Weird Mysteries Vol 1...all on sale. See them all here.


Coming in September

MARC DAVIS IN HIS OWN WORDS Imagineering The Disney Theme Parks
By Bob Kurtz, Andreas Deja et al. Walt Disney once said of Marc Davis, “Marc can do story, he can do character, he can animate, he can design shows for me. All I have to do is tell him what I want and it's there! He's my Renaissance man.” As such, Davis touched nearly every aspect of The Walt Disney Company during his tenure. He began as an animator on Snow White and Bambi and continued to breath life into a bevy of iconic Disney characters, including Cinderella, Alice (in Wonderland), Tinker Bell, Maleficent, and Cruella De Vil. Then, in 1962, Walt Disney transferred the versatile Davis to the Imagineering department. Disney Group Book, 2019. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: MARCDH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Partial Color
$150.00 $125.00

Recommended. Art by Jim McLaughlin, Lou Cameron et al. Ace Magazines' Space Action and World War III were both short-lived and are here in their entirety. Also featuring interior work by Ken Rice, Bill Molno, Rocco Mastroserio, and the legendary Mike Sekowsky of later Star Hawkins (in Mystery in Space) and JLA fame. Collects Space Action #1-3, 1952; World War III #1-2, 1952-53. The latter boasts an atomic bomb blast cover; #2 was used in Parade of Pleasure. All five issues have Lou Cameron artwork. PS Artbooks, 2019. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: PCSA01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

RED SONJA The Complete Gail Simone Omnibus
Collects #0-18 of Volume 2, 2013-15. By Gail Simone. Art by Walter Geovani and Jack Jadson. Collects all of Gail Simone's amazing work on Red Sonja in one beautiful oversized volume. Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) gives the iconic fantasy heroine a fresh new attitude! Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, intends to pay back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect...even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths. Who is Dark Annisia, and how has this fearsome warrior accomplished what no god nor demon has been able to do: force Sonja to her knees in surrender? Dynamite, 2019. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: REDGSH
Hard Cover, 528pg, Full Color
$49.99 $44.99

RED SONJA The Complete Gail Simone Omnibus Signed
Collects #0-18 of Volume 2, 2013-15. Signed by Simone. By Gail Simone. Art by Walter Geovani and Jack Jadson. Collects all of Gail Simone's amazing work on Red Sonja in one beautiful oversized volume. Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) gives the iconic fantasy heroine a fresh new attitude! Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, intends to pay back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect...even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths. Who is Dark Annisia, and how has this fearsome warrior accomplished what no god nor demon has been able to do: force Sonja to her knees in surrender? Dynamite, 2019. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: REDGSHS
Hard Cover, 528pg, Full Color


Coming in October

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN Complete Collection Set
Never before done complete collection. By Hergé. Celebrate Tintin's 90th anniversary! For the first time in the United States, all 23 of the original Tintin adventures are available in one handsome gift set. Featuring more than 1600 pages, these are presented in eight softcover volumes and a stunning slipcase. Hergé's classic comic book creation is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. Now including Tintin and Alph-Art and Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, this unique collection will delight Tintin fans old and new. Little Brown, 2019. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: ADVTIN
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1648pg, Full Color
$200.00 $179.00

We have just four copies left of TinTin: The Art of Herge [TINAR. $29.99].


Coming in December

Signed by the artists and contributors, numbered & limited, 500! Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Deluxe Edition of A Princess of Mars is the fifth title in the ERB Limited Edition Collection. The set is published by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. and includes a leather bound book in dust jacket, manuscript portfolio, handcrafted dip pen and a Dejah Thoris medallion, all housed in 7”x 10” custom decorated case. This unique edition promises to be the most elaborate A Princess of Mars ever published. ERB Books, 2019. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: APRIND
Hard Cover, 7x10, Partial Color

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News and Notes


Thank you for keeping us very busy last week and this one, as the August catalog is reaching customers, the White Sale email is still bringing in orders, and we've had some outstanding new and coming items recently. See them in previous emails on our blog.


The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition

Charles Vess, who illustrated this, just received a Hugo Award for his work: Best Professional Artist. And a second unique award was created just for this book: Best Art Book. Our copies come with a full color bookplate signed by Charles. In stock now.

Big Big Overstreet 2019-2020

This has already gone out of print. We have two copies left as I write this. All the other editions are, to the best of my knowledge, still available.

The Complete Skymasters Sundays

We are now sold out of the up-priced, after-market copies that we got from the publisher in Spain (we went through 20 copies at $125 in less than two weeks). He has more...but he isn't ready yet to sell them. So we are going to take back orders for them until he is ready to send us another small shipment. Orders will be filled in the order received. [SKYMSH. $125]

Hermes' excellent edition of The Complete Dailies is still available but we have had trouble keeping it in stock; more are on the way if we are temporarily out of stock [SKYMH. $49.99, $42.50]

Upcoming Shows for 2019

We will be at the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair on September 7th.

OAF – Oklahoma Alliance of Fans in Norman, OK on October 5-6.

We’ll also have a presence at Rare Books LAX, October 5-6.

The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair is October 12-13.

Roseville Comic-Con October 27th.




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