Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Art of Mac Raboy, William Stout’s Monsters, Mutts by Patrick McDonnell, The Flash, Bob Foster and Tarot.

The wonderful Art of Mac Raboy, by Roger Hill, is here! William Stout's Monsters, The Art of Mutts signed, Calendar Girls, 80 Years of The Flash, an exclusive new Bob Foster book with another original drawing, Famous Monsters, Tarot Cards, Sky Doll. And news of our upcoming Sanctum Sale, with over 200 Shadow and Doc Savage pulp reprints.

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

Item Code: MACRAH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 160pg, Full Color

This was featured on our Fall catalog cover. I was worried that it might go out of print quickly like Roger Hill's previous Twomorrows book, The Art of Reed Crandall. So I was very aggressive with my order, and we still have plenty. 

Speaking of publisher Twomorrows, we currently have a white sale on our site. We are told this was a one-time only deal from them, so once they are gone, that's it at sale prices.

Signed & numbered, 950! By William Stout. William Stout's Monsters Sketchbook Volume 6 boasts 52 pages of monster drawings, including 16 illustrations from Hammer Films.
Within that sub-genre are all 6 of Dr. Frankenstein's Hammer monsters, plus a portrait of Dr. Frankenstein himself, Peter Cushing. Also included are the four stop motion animation scenes cut from "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth". Terra Nova, 2019...More.

Item Code: WSM06
Soft Cover, 8x11, 52pg, b&w

Monsters #3, 4, and 5 are still available, also $15 each. See more Stout signed & limited sketchbooks on our website.


Art Books

Vintage pin-up photography from the Golden Age. Recommended. Amazing models were posing for the work created by Elvgren, Vargas, Earl Moran, Fritz Willis and George Petty. Here are those ladies, or at least similar ones--in the flesh, selected from one of the largest photographic pin-up collections in the world. 350 commercial pin-up images, many from popular calendars, others never before seen, from the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. Reproduced with meticulous attention to detail, some of the most alluring and spellbinding women of the times. Schiffer, 2019...More.

Item Code: CALGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 440pg, Full Color
$50.00 $42.50

ART OF NOTHING 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell Signed
Signed bookplate! By Patrcik McDonnell. Foreword by Eckhart Tolle. Mooch, the curious cat, and Earl, the ever-trusting dog, are just two of the characters who inhabit the world of Mutts. In The Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell, the award-winning author and illustrator's beloved comic strip is celebrated as well as his bestselling children's classics, including Me . . . Jane, The Gift of Nothing, South, Just Like Heaven, Hug Time, and Wag!, all shot from the original art. Also included are rare and never-before-seen artwork, proposals, outtakes, and developmental work, along with autobiographical commentary, a brand-new, career-spanning interview conducted by artist Lynda Barry, and an introduction by Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose). Abrams, 2019...More.

Item Code: ARTNHS
Hard Cover, 12x9, 240pg, Partial Color

By E. Ashley Rooney. The first in a two-volume survey, readers are invited to re-examine the history of the West and its art through a multi-faceted contemporary lens. More than 40 artists are included who reflect the tremendous diversity, depth, and breadth of a field steeped in history. While some follow the traditions established by Remington and Russell, others seek to break from tradition, busting myths and bringing new insights and artistic styles to the genre. They come from both sides of the Mississippi and have pedigrees that range from bona fide cowboy or Native American credentials to careers in commercial illustration. The unifying theme is a common concern for and commitment to their art and the West itself. In this volume, contemporary artists are featured whose work revolves around the American Cowboy. Within these pages, many different artists, some of whom have been cowboys themselves, exhibit their rendition of the wonderful world of the West. Schiffer, 2019...More.

Item Code: WESCH
Hard Cover, 9x8, 176pg, Full Color

By E. Ashley Rooney. The second book in this two-volume survey, readers are invited to re-examine the history of the West and its art through a multi-faceted contemporary lens. More than 30 artists are included who reflect the tremendous diversity, depth, and breadth of a field steeped in history. While some follow the traditions established by Remington and Russell, others seek to break from tradition, busting myths and bringing new insights and artistic styles to the genre. They come from both sides of the Mississippi and have pedigrees that range from bona fide cowboy or Native American credentials to careers in commercial illustration. The unifying theme is a common concern for and commitment to their art and the West itself. In this volume, contemporary artists are featured whose work revolves around Native Americans. Native Americans still exist, and in many cases are thriving, as they revive or maintain their culture. Historically and even today, most imagery featuring native people suggests a lost cause or vanishing race. We hope that the art created on these pages will help reinforce the fact that Native American culture, while still threatened, is viable among many tribes. Schiffer, 2019...More.

Item Code: WESNAH
Hard Cover, 9x8, 144pg, Full Color

Art by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko et al. Edited by Craig Yoe. As part of the tremendous fun of Silver Age comics, artists created pin-ups of the most popular Marvel heroes and villains! Now the greatest of those works of art are gathered for the first time in a beautiful large-format hardback book! Included are rare examples of original art of The Thing, Spider-Man, and Dr. Strange. IDW, 2019...More.

Item Code: MARMPH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 120pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $29.99

By Tom Skulan, Kaz Sanchez et al. FantaCo Publication's incredible 21st-Century 242-page collection of every Famous Monsters of Filmland cover during the Warren years, numbers 1 to 191 which include Monsters of Filmland covers 1 to 69 and 80 to 191, as well as Monster World covers 1 to 10, teeming with insightful and sometimes unknown backstories. Reborn by the original publisher, Tom Skulan, intensely researched and edited by Kaz Sanchez. This book is a collectors' piece which includes a handwritten interview with James Warren; fantastic illustrations by "The Gurch" and Stephen R. Bissette; detailed indexes of horror films and "the people," and abundantly more. The cover was a commissioned painting by Basil Gogos that had never been published before. This became Basil's final cover painting. Fantaco, 2019...More.

Item Code: FAMM02
Soft Cover, 8x11, 242pg, b&w

We did not carry Volume 1, which was a limited Kickstarter edition. This is a new, revised edition.  


Other Items


PEEVE DU JOUR Signed with Sketch
Signed! By Bob Foster. Foreword by Floyd Norman and Bill Spicer. "Just when you thought people couldn't get any dumber, they managed to exceed all expectations. Lucky for us, Bob Foster has become an expert in the many, minor annoyances of life. To be fair, Bob's not a complainer or a grump. He just happens to be an astute observer of the human condition. Though he may not be as forgiving as the next person, his measured annoyance at incompetence is always fun." -Floyd Norman Bob Foster, 2019...More.

Item Code: PEEVS
Soft Cover, 5x9, 60pg, Text/b&w
Signed with a small original drawing, hand-tints, two extra blow-ins, and two tip-ins! Highly Recommended. Foreword by William Stout.Testimonials by Sergio Aragones, Willie Ito and Daan Jippes. A collection of personal holiday greeting cards that Bob sent out to fewer than 40 friends and family members spanning the years 1974 - 2018. Most cards were written in quirky rhymes and illustrated with amusing cartoons. Plus two more surprises inserted inside the back cover. Bob's writing, illustrating and editing career has spanned the decades with Disney and Hanna-Barbera, and he was Art Director at Egmont, Disney's comics licensee in Denmark. Bob Foster, 2018...More.

Item Code: BOBFS
Soft Cover, 7x9, 44pg, b&w

The Crime Oracle and Murder by Moonlight. By Walter Gibson. Art by Paul Orban and Tom Lovell. The Dark Avenger proves that “crime does not pay" in chilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, “The Crime Oracle,” a gruesome, disembodied head, dictates instructions for perfect crimes in a bizarre pulp thriller! Then, monstrous murders occur under a blood-red moon, and Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane must visit a strange sanitarium to uncover the deadly secrets lurking behind “Murder by Moonlight." This instant collectors item leads of with one of George Rozen's most lurid paintings and also showcases the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray. Sanctum, 2019...More.

Item Code: SHT146
Soft Cover, 7X10, 128pg, Text/b&w

See News and Notes for an upcoming sale on this series, #1-115, and on the entire Doc Savage series, #1-87, and more.


Tarot Card Sets


By Salvado Dali. The work was published in a limited art edition in 1984 that has since long sold out, making Dalí the first renowned painter to create a completely new set of cards. Drawing on Western masterpieces from antiquity to modernity (including some of his own), Dalí seamlessly combined his knowledge of the arcane with his unmistakable wit. The result is a surreal kaleidoscope of European art history.

Comes in a handsome purple felt clam-shell box that fits both the softcover book, and a set of 78 cards. Taschen, 2019...More.

Item Code: DALTA
Soft Cover, 7x13, 78 cards, 184pg, Full Color
$60.00 $55.00

Recommended. By Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Bill Hughes et al. An all-new functioning Tarot Card Deck using images of the Warren's original Vampirella Magazine (1969-+) art. Vampirella has thrived for nearly 50 years delivering classic tales of terror in comics, graphic novels, and magazines.  These cover images helped to define the horror comic genre with paintings by Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Bill Hughes, Jose Gonzalez, Enrich, Esteban Maroto, and Paul Gulacy along with a host of other legendary contributing artists. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: VAMTC
3x5, 78 cards, Full Color

RED SONJA Tarot Cards
78 Unique Cards. Oversized. Highly Recommended. These large 3x5 cards (a playing card is much smaller) feature choice images of Red Sonja culled from 45 years in comics. Like the best-selling Vampirella Tarot Set, also from Dynamite, this handsome pack is a fun and exciting way to immerse yourself in the world of tarot with Red Sonja as your guide! Or, just enjoy 78 different images by the likes of Alex Ross, Jay Anacleto, Lucio Parrillo, Jenny Frison, Coleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Bill Tan, etc. Deluxe illustrated box. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: REDTC
3x5, 78 cards, Full Color

By Frederick Potter. The Sensual Goddess Tarot Deck is based on the Goddess archetype and is uniquely different from other decks. For one thing, everyone is naked! Well, mostly. And then there are the fantasy settings...This deck celebrates the power of the feminine aspect in the tradition of the great artists whose sculptures, paintings and drawings praised female beauty as one of the greatest creations ever. This deck uses the power and vibrations of this symbology to evoke strong intuitive messages within the reader to unlock insight. Tastefully sensual and beautifully rendered, this deck is truly unique. Sensual Goddess, 2017. Mature Viewers...More.

Item Code: SENTD
78 cards, 3x5, Full Color


Comic Book & Comic Strip Archives

EC ARTIST LIBRARY Volume 4 Slipcased Set
By Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, et al. Fantagraphics presents a deluxe boxed set of four books in our acclaimed EC Artists' Library, which collects the best comics of the 1950s from the greatest mass-market comic book publisher in history. Featured in Volume 4 are: Grave Business by Graham IngelsForty Whacks by Jack KamenThe High Cost of Dying Reed Crandall, and The Living Mummy by Jack Davis. Fantagraphics, 2019...More.

Item Code: ECAL04H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 824pg, b&w
$99.99 $84.99

We still stock some of these individual volumes, see our website. But there is no cheaper way to get them than as this set. Volumes 1 and 2 are sold out, but we still have Volume 3 at the same discounted price, in a matching slipcase with four more volumes [ECAL03H].

The Best of EC Artist's Editions Volume 1 and 2 are still available but we do need to special order them for you. $150 each. See our website for more EC Artist's Editions: Reed Crandall, Jack Davis, Mad, Graham Ingels, and the less expensive Wally Wood Artisan Edition.

Dailies & Sundays, 1951-53. By Harold Gray. Annie might feel as if she's between hammer and anvil, but those are about the only menaces she avoids during the early 1950s! In less than two years of stories, the little orphan gets run over by a car, shot with a pistol, whacked with a bludgeon, firebombed in her bed, shoved in a gunny sack, caught in a tornado, flung overboard in a raging storm, and thrown alive into an underground cemetery vault. Meanwhile, "Daddy" Warbucks, Punjab, and the Asp are a thousand miles away, with no clue to the whereabouts of America's spunkiest kid. LAOC, 2019...More.

Item Code: CL16H
Hard Cover, 11x8, 280pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

See all available volumes on our site.

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

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

WHAT IF? CLASSIC The Complete Collection Volume 2
Collects What If? #13-15, 17-23 1977. By Roy Thomas, Don Glut, Marv Wolfman et al.. Classic tales of boundless imagination from the Marvel Multiverse! Uatu the Watcher asks some of the biggest "What if?" questions of all - beginning with: What if Conan the Barbarian walked the Earth today?! Join Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos - in space! Consider the possibilities if someone else had become Nova! And find out what would have happened if Ghost Rider, Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel had remained villains! Stephen Strange becomes a disciple of Dormammu, Spider-Man stops the burglar before Uncle Ben is killed, and the Avengers fight the Kree/Skrull War without Rick Jones! But can you visualize a world where Susan Storm marries Namor, the Sub-Mariner? Or one where Doctor Doom becomes a hero? Plus, what if the Hulk's girlfriend Jarella didn't die - and what if the radioactive spider bit Aunt May?! Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: WHAT02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 376pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Volume 1 is also in stock now, same discounted price [WHAT01].

SKY MASTERS OF THE SPACE FORCE Complete Sundays 1959-1960 Signed Hurt
An absolutely must-have book. Publisher File Copy. Our Highest Recommendation. By Jack Kirby and Wally Wood. Introduction by Jon B. Cooke. From renowned letterer and comic expert Ferran Delgado, in collaboration with the Kirby Museum, comes this oversized deluxe book compiling for the first time ever the complete Sunday pages of Jack Kirby and Wally Wood's Sky Masters of the Space Force. Presented in meticulously remastered color along with dozens of never-before-reprinted panels often dropped from the page! And more extras, like twenty original color guides by Kirby himself, a huge section with original art, rare pieces and essays by experts. Oversized. Signed and dated by Ferran Delgado. See full description below regarding damaged copies. Amigo, 2018. Out of Print.. Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: SKYMSHR
Hard Cover, 9x13, 128pg, Full Color

We have eleven of these available, and nine as-new copies at $125. This is the end of our supply from the publisher, who is in Spain. No more will be available when these are gone. It's a really wonderful book, and I am pleased to have had a chance to offer more of these, albeit at a higher price. We sold a LOT of copies. It went out of print immediately upon publication.


Comics Reference

By Robert M. Overstreet. The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight Detective. Batman. Over eight decades what began as a simple comic book concept in the pages of Detective Comics #27 has grown into an iconic cultural institution. In addition to mainstays such as Detective, Batman, Brave and the Bold, Legends of the Dark Knight, Shadow of the Bat, and Batman and the Outsiders, his adventures have launched scores of one-shots, mini-series, and graphic novels. They've also spawned a hit TV show, multiple cartoon interpretations, feature films, video games and more. The team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide brings you a detailed look at the collectibles, Batman's key adventures, the creators behind them. Gemstone, 2019...More.

Item Code: OVERB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 416pg, Text/Full Color
$30.00 $26.99

FLASH 80 Years of the Fastest Man Alive
By Robert Kanigher, Joe Kubert et al. Featuring iconic stories selected from eight decades of the Flash: the classic first appearances of all three Flashes-- Barry Allen, Jay Garrick, and Wally West — more than 100 pages of never-before-reprinted stories including A Golden Age Rose and Thorn saga by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert (Flash Comics #89 and #96, 1947, 1948) "Nobody Dies" by William Messner-Loebs and Greg LaRocque (Flash #54, 1991) "1981--A Flash Odyssey" by Cary Bates and Carmine Infantino (The Flash #300, 1981) and more! DC, 2019...More.

Item Code: FLAYH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 400pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

See the website for more recent Batman and The Flash collections.

Edited by Roy Thomas. Alter Ego #161 is a full-issue tribute to Stan Lee and his contributions to comics! Roy Thomas writes on his more than 50-year relationship with Stan—and shares 21st-century e-mails from Stan (with his permission, of course)! Art by Kirby, Ditko, Maneely, Everett, Severin, Romita—plus tributes from pros and fans alike—and special sections on Stan by Michael T. Gilbert, Bill Schelly, and even the FCA! Vintage Galactus cover by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta! Twomorrows, 2019...More.

Item Code: AE161
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color

Issue #150 was also a Stan Lee tribute, celebrating his 95th birthday just before he passed away. See back issues from 150 to 160, full details, on our website.


Graphic Novels

ZORRO Volume 1 Swords of Hell
By David Avallone and Roy Allen Martinez. Zorro is back in a new horror-based series and celebrating 100 years of heroic swashbuckling action! Los Angeles is invaded by an army of demonic horsemen and Zorro is the only man who can save his home from becoming Hell on Earth. David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone: The Shadow) and Roy Allen Martinez (House of M, Immortal Iron Fist) are proud to present the return of Zorro, as he faces down the Swords of Hell in an action-packed supernatural thrill ride. This volume collects the full Zorro: Swords of Hell 4 issue series and contains a wealth of extra material celebrating the centennial of this classic hero! American Mythology Productions, 2019...More.

Item Code: ZOR01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color

Another new Zorro collection! See more Zorro on our website. Just last week we relisted the highly recommended Thomas Yeates Zorro The Dailies [ZORDA. $18.95, now $14.95], published in 2001.

Also just in is the new Mark of Zorro: One Hundred Years of the Masked Avenger, in two editions, $39.99 and deluxe with bonus features, $69.99. We also have the recently published Zorro and the Little Devil [ZORRL. $19.95], a novel written by Peter David in 2018, and finally, an Alex Toth Zorro collection in Rare Books [RB1038. $30], published in 1988.

By Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa. A brand new ultimate edition of the sci-fi fantasy opera, Sky Doll, collecting the first four volumes in English for the first time! A beautiful hardcover collection, which includes a jacket that reveals a gorgeous Sky Doll poster by creators Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa! Titan Comics, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ULTSH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

We've had difficulty getting our order of these. Currently we have just two available. We have four other Sky Doll collections, starting at $17.99. They all have Mature content.


Coming in December

For the last decade, artist Lucio Parrillo has crafted some of the most incredible painted images ever seen in comics! For Dynamite Entertainment, Parrillo has painted the most iconic images of the most iconic characters in the company's library! Now, all of this incredible art is presented in one incredible hardcover collection! Dynamite, 2019. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: DYNLPH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 200pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Will also be available in a signed edition. [DYNLPHS. $75.00].
By Rainer Zerbst. Through brand-new photography, plans and drawings by Gaudí himself, historical photos, as well as an appendix detailing all his works--from buildings to furniture, decor to unfinished projects--this book presents Gaudí's universe like never before. Like a personal tour through Barcelona, we discover how the "Dante of architecture" was a builder in the truest sense of the word, crafting extraordinary constructions out of minute and mesmerizing details, and transforming fantastical visions into realities on the city streets. Taschen, 2019. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: GAUCWH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 368pg, Full Color
$60.00 $55.00

PRE-CODE CLASSIC This is Suspense Volume 2
Collects #23-26 and Strange Suspense Stories #27, 1955. Wally Wood Charlton Comics fared poorly when measured against the big guns of DC and Marvel, and that's a shame! Check out this five-comic volume featuring This Is Suspense #23-26 and the slightly renamed pre-Ditko Strange Suspense Stories, picking up the numbering with #27 in October of 1955. Say what you will (and we know you will!), Charlton had lots to offer, with much of it being fairly serious and semi-adult, with a contributor line-up that boasted Ted Galindo, Dick Giordano, Wally Wood, George Evans, Lou Morales, Pete Morisi, Vic Martin, Marc Swayze, Don Heck, Bill Molno, Sid Check and Stan Campbell PS Artbooks, 2019. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: PCSS02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Closeout Price! Collects #16-22, 1954. Recommended. By Steve Ditko, Vince Alascia, Jim Aparo, Pat Boyette, George Evans et al. This one says it all: suspense stories that are strange, and that wasn't just idle talk, like, say, whacked out westerns or mad mysteries. No sir, the yarns to be had in Fawcett's and later Charlton's groundbreaking title set a new standard for weird. Considering the creative talent, it's no surprise: the incomparable Steve Ditko (multiple covers AND stories), Pat Boyette, George Evans, Joe Gill, Frank McLaughlin, Joe Shuster, and Steve Skeates. PS Artbooks, 2016...More.

Item Code: PCSS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 252pg, Full Color
$59.99 $27.99

We have just ten copies left of this at this sale price.

Mature Readers

First we have a compilation set of four films in the Dutch Sex Wave Collection, all from 1975.

And we have two new Cavewoman variant covers in the new one-shot, Apex Predator. See all the newest Budd Root Nude covers on the website, as well as Convention Specials.

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News and Notes


Sanctum Press Super Sale: The Shadow, Doc Savage, etc.

Sanctum's agreement with copyright holder Conde Nast expires in 2020 and they also are moving their warehouse. They will be finishing the Shadow series, and numbers #116 and up will remain regular price for now.

So this is your opportunity to catch up and save some big bucks. The shipment arrived this week—five pallets of books. We are now processing back issues of The Shadow Volume 1-115, Annuals, Doc Savage Vol 1-85, and both titles' multi-paks and Super Packs. We also will have Sanctum's other titles, such as The Avenger, The Whisperer, The Spider, etc. All regular issues, rather than $12.95 or $14.95, will now be $5.95. Multi-packs will be $24.95 to $29.95.

A few are already listed online: try Advanced Search/title/The Shadow and then change to Newest and flip the arrow around to show you oldest issues first. We'll get the rest up just as soon as possible. Keep checking the website or watch this email. I hope to have all the super-packs listed here by next week.


Travel Notes

I'm in Europe this week, visiting my old partner Jim Vadeboncoeur. Several Facebook posts are already up, including some with artwork from vintage French publications Le Figaro Illustré and L'Illustration. That means I haven't been able to review the new items, so the descriptions are currently what we have from the publishers. I'll get these updated and add recommendations as soon as I can when I get back.

The exceptions are the Mac Raboy book...I saw an advance copy at OAF-Con last month, Alter Ego 161, which I got an advance copy of, since it has a tribute I wrote to Stan Lee, and Peeve du Jour, which I also got an advance copy of. And of course Sky Masters, this being a "slightly hurt" variant of the out of print volume.

I met twice with Frederic Manzano here, who has a store and also publishes, both under the name of Editions Déesee. He puts together these amazing, huge artist tributes that IDW has been doing editions of: Ditko Unleashed, Wallace Wood Woodwork (both still available from us), as well as the out of print titles examining John Buscema and Russ Heath. His next project is a new Wallace Wood book to accompany an exhibit at Angouleme in 2020. We will have a limited number of copies, with his help. He also is working on a portfolio of work by Brian Bolland, which we will also offer.



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