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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

80 years of Batman and Superman, Absolute Swamp Thing, Frank Cho, New Ps Artbooks, Stanley Kubrick, and more Shadow and Doc Savage.

The Batman/Superman Slipcase set might make a good gift, even to yourself. Also here is Alan Moore's Absolute Swamp Thing, two new graphic novels of World War II, a Frank Cho DC Poster Portfolio, five new PreCode and Silver Age classics, Firefly, Stanley Kubrick, and Guido Crepax. Finally, The Shadow and Doc Savage multi-packs lead off our huge Sanctum pulp reprint SALE!

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Comic Book Archives

 
SUPERMAN / BATMAN 80 Years Slipcase Set
Highly Recommended. By Jim Lee, Jim Chambers et al. Art by Joe Simon, Bob Kane et al. In 1938, the landscape of comics changed forever with the introduction of two of the most iconic characters ever created: Batman and Superman. Eight decades later, Batman and Superman remain two of the most beloved superheroes of all time. In this comprehensive collector's set, relive the storied history of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel in two comprehensive deluxe hardcovers celebrating the duo's amazing past. Witness the remarkable evolution of Batman and Superman and rediscover other timeless moments from Detective Comics and Action Comics history, including the introduction of Robin, Supergirl, and Batgirl, as well as the first appearances of classic DC super-villains including the Riddler and Two-Face. These volumes also feature commentary by award-winning writers and artists, plus previously unpublished behind-the-scenes stories and sketchbooks! ...More.

Item Code: SUBAH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 798pg, Full Color
$59.98 $49.98

The two volumes in this set are also available individually [DET80H and ACTCH]. Also available in this series is The Flash 80 Years [FLAYH]. All are $29.99, your price $26.99.

 
ABSOLUTE SWAMP THING By Alan Moore Volume 1
In 1983, a revolutionary English writer joined a trio of trailblazing American artists to revitalize a longstanding comic book icon. By the time they'd finished their work four years later, Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Stephen R, Bissette, John Totleben, and Rick Veitch was universally recognized as one of the handful of titles that defined a new era of complexity and depth in modern graphic storytelling, and their run on the series remains one of the medium's most enduring masterpieces. DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: ABS01H
Hard Cover, 9x13, 448pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

The first Swamp Thing stories, by Wrightson, are collected in two Bronze Age archives. Swamp Thing: Roots of Terror features art by Kelley Jones. For more by Alan Moore, see The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Watchmen, Lost Girls, Batman The Killing Joke and Promethea (below), which I highly recommend.

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
PROMETHEA The 20th Anniversary Edition Volume 1
Collects #1-12, 1999-2000. Highly Recommended. By Alan Moore. Art by J.H. Williams III. One of the finest drawn and written comics of its day, up there with Sandman, in a new deluxe edition. Sophie was just an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York when her life was forever changed. Researching Promethea, a mythical warrior woman, Sophie receives a cryptic warning to cease her investigations. Ignoring it, she continues her studies and is almost killed by a shadowy creature. But she learns the secret of the beautiful and sensuous Promethea and is herself transformed into a mythical warrior. Her trials have only begun, as she must master the secrets of her predecessors before she is destroyed by Promethea's ancient enemy. Nudity, adult themes. DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: PROM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7X11, 384pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 

Art Books

 
DC POSTER PORTFOLIO Frank Cho
20 removable posters. DC Comics presents the artwork of superstar illustrator Frank Cho, featuring 20 of his most stunning pieces starring some of the greatest characters in comics history. From Harley Quinn to Wonder Woman and Batman, the art collected in this poster book showcase is perfect for framing and display. DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: DCPOF
Soft Cover, 12x16, 42pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

This is the 3rd release in this new DC series, all very handsome and oversized art books. Jim Lee [DCPOJ] and this, my personal favorite:

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
DC POSTER PORTFOLIO Stanley "Artgerm" Lau
Highly Recommended. The first book in an all-new DC series: DC Poster Portfolio. Stanley "Artgerm" Lau showcases his gorgeous art, showing very clearly why he is already one of the most popular cover and good-girl artists in comics. This huge softcover works as an art book or remove the pages to have 20 individual scenes, Artgerm's most memorable DC covers starring Supergirl, Catwoman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Harley, Zatanna, Mera, Powergirl, Harley Quinn, and more! DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: DCPOS
Soft Cover, 12x16, 42pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Here is more from Frank Cho, including on-sale title Liberty Meadows, Cover Girl, at half price [Hardcover. LIBMH. $24.99, now $12.50]. And our recent bestseller remains his Drawing Beautiful Women signed [DRBWD. $150, your price $50].

 
THE OTHER WORLD Asian Myth and Folklore Illustrations
Asian myths and folktales comprise a vast body of lore. From Chinese folklore to Japanese legends and Indian myths, they include elements from a dizzying array of religions, including Buddhism and Shinto, and they contain the historical traces of thousands of years of migration and cultural interchange. Through the form of illustration, the artists in this volume portray these ancient stories in a visual, artistic and intuitive way, re-interpreting their philosophies and aesthetics. Gingko Press, 2019...More.

Item Code: OTHWH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 240pg, Full Color
$39.95 $34.95

See the website for more books on Folklore, such as Charles Vess' Ballads and Sagas, and for more stories based on Myths, such as Nordic Tales, Fairies, Elves and Goblins, and the Collected Toppi, a super-favorite of mine, Volumes 1 and 2. I keep appreciating Toppi's work more and more. It is amazing.

 

About Comics

 
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...More.

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

See more recent books on comics history in our special reference section.

 

New From PS Artbooks

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS ATOMIC WAR! & CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS Volume 1
1952-53. By Ken Rice, Lou Cameron et al. Hey, gang! This one'll go with a BANG... what with the impending end of Planet Earth in the news. Yessir! But this four-issue volume of Ace's Atomic War! comic doesn't focus on the gentle global warming path to oblivion we're all of us currently taking, but rather the big "Hoo Boy, here comes the End of Everything!" approach we all of us figured would be the way humankind would hand in its chips, namely with mushroom clouds aplenty, bombs the size of city blocks, and floods to make Noah's problem look like he left a faucet running in the bathroom.  PS Artbooks, 2019...More.

Item Code: PCAW01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$51.99

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS MYSTERIES WEIRD AND STRANGE Volume 2
Collects #6-11, 1954-55. Art by Jay Disbrow, Iger Shop. This one's a wacky entry and no denying, with Canadian publisher Superior Comics coming into the the four-colour horror ring all gloved up and swinging fit to punch the lights out of anybody who stands in their way. They kicked off with Journey into Fear, Strange Mysteries (as opposed to pretty straightforward and perhaps even slightly boring mysteries) and the one-word extravaganza that was Mysteries, the latter calling itself variously Mysteries (its legal title) and, on the cover, Mysteries Weird and Strange. The earlier tales were bizarre and quirky and it's pretty clear that inspiration was in short supply that day. Good stuff though, Clancy, with pens, pencils and plots coming from, among others, Jay Disbrow and the Igor Shop: clear a space on the shelf pronto. PS Artbooks, 2019...More.

Item Code: PCMW02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$51.99

Volume 1 is in stock at $45.99, with more wild work by Jay Disbrow.

 
SILVER AGE CLASSICS OUTER SPACE Volume 2
Collects #22-25,1959 and Space War #1, 1959. By Steve Ditko, Carl Burgos, Rocco Mastroserio, Matt Baker, et al. With writers and artists including Rocco Mastroserio, Pat Masulli, Charles Nicholas, Paul Reinman, Dick Giordano, Maurice Whitman, Sol Brodsky, Matt Baker, Bill Molno, and Ernie Hart plus the ever dependable Al Williamson and Steve Ditko. There's gold in them there interstellar asteroid hills, astronaut-lovers, further evidence that there were plenty of other houses of ideas way beyond Stan and Marvel. Gee whiz, it's a great world. PS Artbooks, 2019...More.

Item Code: SAOS02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$45.99

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES
Collects #1-5, 1952-53. Art by Lou Cameron, Sheldon Moldoff, Bob Powell et al. The still much maligned ranks of SF comicdom are swelled with the welcome and long overdue re-emergence this month of the first volume from PS Publishing of Fawcett Comics' wonderful Strange Suspense Stories. Harking from the very early 1950s, this stuff is priceless, choc-full as it is with work from the likes of Sheldon Moldoff, Bob Powell, Bernard Baily, like Sekowsky, George Evans, Lou Cameron, Mo Marcus, Charles Nicholas and Doug Wildey. PS Artbooks, 2019...More.

Item Code: PCSS01BH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$45.99

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS SPACE ADVENTURES Volume 1
Collects #1-5, 1952-53. Art by Dick Giordano, John Bell et al. This bumper-full line-up from Charlton Comics' fearsomely far out and appropriately titled other-worldly Space Adventures comic from the 1950s has everything you could imagine. For fans of Quatermass, I Married A Monster From Outer Space, and Dan Dare, this volume of goodies near on demands that you dig out that old goldfish bowl and your holstered interstellar raygun. Writers and artists include Al Fago, Lou Morales, Frank Frollo, Albert Tyler, Art Cappello, Dick Giordano, John Bell and Stan Campbell. PS Artbooks, 2019...More.

Item Code: PCSPA01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$45.99

We are getting low and running out of on-sale titles. These include Planet Stories—which is one of the most popular titles, Web of Evil, many Harvey Horrors titles such as Witches Tales, Black Cat Mystery and Chamber of Chills, Rulah, Adventures into the Unknown, Dick Briefer's Frankenstein, The Heap, and Phantom Lady, among others. These are as low as $9.99. Many are in slipcases. See all available titles here, click on “lowest price.”

 

The Shadow and Doc Savage White Sale

 

As I wrote last week, publisher Sanctum has been forced to downsize their existing supply of pulp reprints. Going on sale, exclusively from us, will be Doc Savage #1-87 and The Shadow #1-115. Plus most/all variant cover issues.

These are in the warehouse, and getting this many titles back online is quite the job, but we do have all of The Shadows listed, except issue #29 which is out of print. Watch for new additions over the next few weeks by searching for SANSALE. Meanwhile, we prioritized the multi-packs and Super-packs, so they are listed below. Several have bonus cover prints and all are enclosed in special cardboard slipcases.

DOC SAVAGE JAMES BAMA Multi-pack Set #1
Closeout Price! Collects 1, 2, 14, 17 & 18. Highly Recommended. By Kenneth Robeson. 772 pages of pulp adventure. In honor of Doc Savage's 80th anniversary, Sanctum Books collects its first four James Bama variant editions. #1, 2, 14 and 17. Plus a NEW expanded variant edition of #18 with additional historical commentary by Brian M. Kane and an interview with James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans. BONUS: exclusive new James Bama art prints. Ten thrill-packed pulp novels! Sanctum, 2013...More.

Item Code: DC80T
Soft Cover, 7x10, 772pg, Text/b&w
$49.95 $24.95

 
DOC SAVAGE CLASSIC SUPERPACK #2 Origins and Endings
Closeout Price! Volume 13-15 & 87 plus 2 prints by Walter Baumhofer & Bob Larkin. Highly Recommended. By Lester Dent and John Nanovic. Sanctum Books collects ten key adventures of the Man of Bronze. Doc and his Iron Men are introduced in "The Man of Bronze" and "The Land of Terror," while his adventurous cousin Patricia debuts in "Brand of the Werewolf." Also Doc's final pulp adventures, "Return from Cormoral" and "Up from Earth's Center," plus "The Red Spider," the long-lost novel that was unearthed and printed decades later, and "Doc Savage, Supreme Adventurer," the long-buried 1932 prototype adventure of the pulp era's greatest superhero! Sanctum, 2017...More.

Item Code: DCC02P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 512pg, Text/b&w
$44.95 $29.95

 
DOC SAVAGE JAMES BAMA Multi-pack Set #3
Closeout Price! James Bama covers. Collects #31, 33, 36, 38, and 39 plus 3 prints. Recommended. By Lester Dent. Five James Bama variant cover editions including a new Doc Savage #39 variant. Plus three prints, sans text, of Bama covers and a handsome color cardboard slipcover. Sanctum, 2015...More.

Item Code: DCV03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 624pg, b&w
$54.95 $29.95

 
THE SHADOW MULTI-PACK 1 80th Anniversary Commemorative Collection
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Maxwell Grant. Within a fully illustrated slipcase are the first four Shadow books, issues #1-4, along with a 5th softcover book and two black and white photos. The 5th book is a facsimile reproduction of the very rare Fame and Fortune Magazine from 1929 that includes The Shadow's Formative Years: A Collector's Scrapbook. The two 7x9 photos are of Radio Actor Frank Readick as The Shadow and Art Director Bill Lawler as The Shadow. Sanctum, 2012...More.

Item Code: SHAD80T
Soft Cover, 7x10, 500+pg, Text/b&w
$39.95 $24.95

 
THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #1
Closeout Price! Collects #9, #19, #29 and Annual. Highly Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley. Art by Edd Cartier, Tom Lovell, Paul Orban et al. The Shadow "Foreshadowing The Batman" superpack with The Shadow Special #1 and bonus art prints! Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman's 1939 debut, Sanctum Books collects the groundbreaking pulp novels that inspired the creators of The Batman! A 528-page multipack, featuring a new foreword by famous Batman scripter Dennis O'Neil, four exclusive new art prints and brand-new The Shadow Annual #1. Sanctum, 2014...More.

Item Code: SHTFP
Soft Cover, 7x10, 528pg, b&w
$39.95 $24.95

 
THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #2
Closeout Price! Collects #15, 47-49 & 3 prints. Highly Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson. Art by George H. Wert, Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier. The Dark Avenger's secret origins are revealed in a landmark collection of tales from the rarest Shadow pulps, in four issues and eight stories, plus 3 special no-text prints and handsome paper slipcase. The Master of Darkness resurrects his long-buried true identity of Kent Allard in "The Shadow Unmasks" and "The Yellow Band" as Maxwell Grant finally reveals the untold story of The Shadow's mysterious origins! Sanctum, 2015...More.

Item Code: SHTF02P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 564pg, b&w
$44.95 $24.95

 
THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #4
Closeout Price! The Prince of Evil collection. Exclusive art prints by Graves Gladney. Collects #60-63, with 2 prints. By Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley, Anthony Tollin et al. Art by Earl Mayan, Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier, George Rozen et al. Sanctum Books collects nine novels in four complete issues, including Theodore Tinsley's ultra-violent "Prince of Evil" saga--all in a deluxe collector's set. The Shadow investigates the sadistic machinations of Benedict Stark, attempts to rescue Harry Vincent from "The Murder Genius," uncovers a plot to murder Lamont Cranston in "The Man Who Died Twice" and becomes "The Devil's Paymaster" to end the Prince of Evil's murderous reign. Sanctum, 2016...More.

Item Code: SHTF04P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 528pg, b&w
$49.95 $24.95

 
THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #3
Closeout Price! Collects #10, 39, 51 and 74 &3 prints. Highly Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson. Art by Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier, George Rozen et al. Sanctum collects eight more novels that inspired the Golden Age Batman stories and villains in a blockbuster 512-page superpack. Bonus: three quality art prints (covers sans text, from the original artwork) of George Rozen's Judge Lawless and Graves Gladney's The Time Master and Death Premium paintings! Sanctum, 2015...More.

Item Code: SHTF03P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 512pg, b&w
$44.95 $24.95

 

Graphic Novels

 

OPERATION OVERLORD
By Michael Le Galli. Art by Davide Fabbri. This stunning graphic novel tell 4 extraordinary tales of heroism set during the World War II Normandy landings on D-Day, June 6th 1944. The biggest military operation of the Second World War.

6th June 1944 – D-Day, the allies launch a great offensive in Normandy in order to definitively rid Europe of the Nazi terror. The strategic and human scale of the operation, led by General Eisenhower, is unrivalled. No less than 160,000 men will be parachuted and land on five beaches in the northern France.Rebellion, 2019...More.

Item Code: OPOV
Soft Cover, 8x11, 192pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

 
REGIMENT The True Story of the SAS Volume 1
By Vincent Brugeas. Art by Thomas Legrain. 1941. Almost all of Europe is under the Nazi heel. Great Britain still holds out, but the situation worsens with every passing day. And in North Africa, gateway to the Middle East and its immense oil reserves, Rommel now threatens Egypt, keystone of British defences. In those desperate times, three men (David Stirling, Blair Mayne and ‘Jock' Lewes), three unconventional officers, band together to create a small, elite unit that will become a military legend: the SAS. Cinebook, 2019...More.

Item Code: REG01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color
$15.95

See more books from Cinebook Publishers on our website. They translate and publish French titles, including Valerian, Islandia, and The Mermaid Project. For more World War II graphic novels, click here.

 
FIREFLY The Sting
By Delilah S Dawson. Art by Pius Bak, French Carlomagno et al. New York Times bestselling writer Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk, Star Wars: Phasma), along with a team of artists including Pius Bak, French Carlomagno, Rodrigo Lorenzo, and Taj Tenfold, reveal a new take on the world of Joss Whedon's Firefly, as each artist shows the heist from the point-of-view of a different woman on the crew. Boom!...More.

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

There are four more Firefly collections in stock now. Firefly is also featured on this year's Overstreet Price Guide as a variant cover.

 

Stanley Kubrick, New Making of Books With DVD

 
STANLEY KUBRICK'S CLOCKWORK ORANGE
With DVD. Edited by Alison Castle. This collection is part of the Making of a Masterpiece series, offering a behind-the-scene glimpse into cinematic milestones.This new set includes: film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, screenplay drafts, and other exclusive material from Stanley Kubrick’s archives; background about the making of the film, interviews with Kubrick, and an illustrated biography and filmography; a fold-out film poster; a DVD of the remastered film. Based on the futuristic novel by Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange is a masterwork of cinematic satire. Taschen, 2019...More.

Item Code: SKCOH
Soft Cover, 12x12, 96pg, Text/ Partial Color
$35.00

 
STANLEY KUBRICK'S BARRY LYNDON
With DVD. Edited by Alison Castle. Based on William Makepeace Thackeray’s picaresque novel of 1844: the story of a social-climbing opportunist (Ryan O’Neal) who succeeds in marrying a beautiful aristocrat far above his social station (Marisa Berenson), only to see his gains eventually undone by avarice and spite. Now widely considered to be not only among Kubrick's finest achievements but a cinematic masterpiece without equal. This Making of a Masterpiece archive includes film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, screenplay drafts, and other exclusive material from Stanley Kubrick’s archives; background about the making of the film, interviews with Kubrick, and an illustrated biography and filmography; a fold-out film poster; a DVD of the remastered film.Taschen, 2019...More.

Item Code: SKBLH
Soft Cover, 12x12, 96pg, Text/ Partial Color
$35.00

 

Coming in December

 
ROCKETEER PREMIER Statue
Special Order - takes 3-4 weeks! Numbered & limited, 3000. By Joe Allard. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. The Rocketeer returns! The retro, rocket-fueled superhero strikes a pose atop a building in this new Premier Collection resin statue! Based on his appearance in the classic Disney film, this approximately 11-inch statue is limited to only 3,000 numbered pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Diamond Select Toys, 2019. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: ROCKE
11" tall, Full Color
$160.00

 
AVAILABLE NOW
DAVE STEVENS Selected Sketches & Studies Volume 2
Closeout Price! Limited, 1500. Highly Recommended. By Dave Stevens. The second-ever sketchbook produced by the premier good-girl artist of recent times. Dave created The Rocketeer and was the prime mover in Bettie Page being rediscovered. Published by Dave himself, here are the last copies (Dave didn't sign them all, thus these are unsigned), full of amazing full nudes, character studies, unpublished art--good girls to die for. Bulldog Studios, 2003. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DAVE02
Soft Cover, 9x11, 32pg, b&w
$20.00 $10.00

See the website for more Rocketeer and more by Dave Stevens, including in our Rare Books section, his Brush With Passion deluxe edition. 

 
WALT DISNEY'S ULTIMATE INVENTOR The Genius of Ub Iwerks
By Don Iwerks and Leonard Maltin. Gorgeous never-before-published photographs and fascinating personal memories celebrate the half-a-century career of Disney Legend Ub Iwerks, a self-taught animator who became the first to animate Mickey and Minnie Mouse and an exceptional draftsman, prolific innovator, and all-around technical genius who directly collaborated with Walt Disney to create some of the most loved moments throughout film and theme parks. Disney Editions, 2019. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: WDULTH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 224pg, Partial Color
$60.00 $49.99

Iwerks is also in Walt Disney's Nine More Old Men The Flipbooks Slipcased. We have just three copies left in stock [WALTNMH. $60, your price $49.95]. See our website for more about the Golden Age of animation at the Disney Studio.

 

Rare & Out of Print

 
TIM SALE BLACK AND WHITE
By Richard Starkings and John Roshell. Art by Tim Sale. Tim Sale Black And White is a lavishly illustrated and fully comprehensive collection of artwork from the career of comic book artist Tim Sale, best known for his work on Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman for all Seasons, Daredevil: Yellow and Spider-Man: Blue. This retrospective covers the years beginning with his Grey Archer Press illustration work through to his most recent Marvel work, Hulk: Gray. Complemented by an extensive interview conducted by Comicraft's Richard Starkings, and designed by John "JG" Roshell (Starkings and Roshell are the authors of Comic Book Lettering the Comiccraft Way), Tim Sale Black and White contains 160 pages with over three hundred never-before-seen pen and ink, wash and pencil drawings and sketches and an introduction by Tim's friend, writer and collaborator, Jeph Loeb. Starkings, Roshell & Sale, 2004. Out of Print. Very Fine. Slight cover wear....More.

Item Code: RB1246
Hard Cover, 8x11, 160pg, b&w
$40.00

 
THE FANTASTIC ART OF BORIS VALLEJO
Signed & Limited. By Boris Vallejo The subjects of Boris Vallejo's paintings often do not exist in the real world. His true gift goes beyond mere technical virtuosity to our imaginations. He captures the essence of our dreams and fantasies. The book comes with a signed print as well as a personalized message to "John" signed by Boris Vallejo. Ballantine Books, 1978. Out of Print. Very Fine. Jacket is lightly scuffed. Small bump to bottom of spine....More.

Item Code: RB1250
Hard Cover, 9x12, 90pg, Full Color
$125.00

 
HR GIGER
By H.R. Giger. For the last three decades H.R. Giger has reigned as one of the leading exponents of fantastic art. After he studied interior and industrial design for eight years at the School of Commercial Art in Zurich, Switzerland (1962-1970), he was soon gaining attention as an independent artist, with endeavors ranging from surrealistic dream landscapes created with a spray gun and stencils, to album cover designs for famous pop stars, and sculpture. In addition, Giger's multi-faceted career includes designing two bars, located in Tokyo and Chur, as well as work on various film projects. His creation of the set design and title figure for Ridley Scott's film Alien won him not only international fame but also an award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects (1980). Taschen, 2007. Out of Print. Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB1248
Hard Cover, 10x12, 241pg, Full Color
$100.00

 

Mature Readers

This week we have a Pussycats Vol 2 variant, a Baltimore Comic-Con special, which is also signed. Still in stock are Pussycats #1, which collects issues #0-4 [PUS01. $17.99] and #2 which collects two 2-issue mini-series [PUS02. $12.99]. These are signed, also.

Coming in December is The Complete Crepax Volume 5: American Stories. Volume 1 and the Vol 1/Vol 2 set are out of print. But we have stock of the individual Volumes 2, 3 and 4 [$75, your price $65] and The Slipcased set of Volumes 3 and 4 [$150, your price $125].

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News and Notes

 

I'm flying back from Europe just after I write this, so I will tune up the descriptions and add recommendations when I'm back home, having not seen most of these new books yet. Had a wonderful visit with my old partner Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., who lives here now. You can see some of our fun, including artwork from his vintage French magazines, on both our own Facebook postings and on his [go to Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.]. Jim still maintains his website with more than 100 detailed artist biographies. You can find that on bpib.com.

~Bud

 

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