Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Still time for Christmas, White Sales, and 3...2...1...Gone!

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You still have time to get presents as well as books for yourself before Christmas. We wanted to remind you of that fact, in this last SPECIAL email for the holidays. Deadlines: December 12 for the east coast, December 16 for west. With RUSH SERVICE, you can order as late as the 19th. These are conservative estimates; you could luck out, but UPS and the Post Office don't make any guarantees...

If you missed our November 26 Cyber Sale, you can see it here. It's done very well, there are lots of links to recommended books in previous White Sales.

3...2...1...Gone! We're kicking off a new feature here, reducing prices on and promoting the very last copies--3 or less--in stock. See more details and a link to 50 items, below. 

In celebration of our very good friend Bill Schelly (1951-2019) , we are giving up our very favorite book of his, FREE with any order. Still in time for Christmas...

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We are beginning to run out of 2020 Calendars and we are low on others, such as the “Vintage” titles. Daniel Merriam is sold out. We will not be reordering any at this point. Act now to get the ones you want. We won't be relisting them in the next catalog.

Stocking Stuffers

Highly Recommended. By Roy Thomas. Iron Man! Thor! The Hulk! Wasp! Ant-Man! These five iconic characters made their debut as the first incarnation of the most exciting super-team ever assembled in September 1963, in The Avengers No. 1. From Captain America to Black Panther to Beast and Mockingbird and She-Hulk, they gained and lost members, added former super villains to the team, and fought every threat imaginable—each one bigger than the last. Taschen, 2017...More.

Item Code: LBAVE
Soft Cover, 5x7, 192pg, Full Color

Click here for the other Little Books of...Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Captain America, The Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man as well as the adult Little Books, including Bettie Page.
DC COMICS DETECTIVE COMICS The Complete Covers Volume 3
Palm-sized miniature. Celebrate Batman’s 80th Anniversary and explore the origin of Batman through DC Comics’ Detective Comics covers in this third volume of the miniature art book series. Featuring covers from Detective Comics' 600th issue to the New 52 and DC Rebirth, this period is sometimes known as the Dark Age of Comic Books due to the rise in darker and more serious content.Insight Editions, 2019...More.

Item Code: DCDET03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 3x4, 304pg, Full Color

Also available are Detective Volumes 1 and 2, and Wonder Woman Volumes [DCWW01H, etc] 1, 2, and 3, all $11.99 each.
By Olivia De Berardinis. This striking enamel pin by Olivia De Berardinis features the nude, highly tattooed likeness of model Masuimi Max. This sturdy pin is made of stainless steel and measures about 2 inches in diameter. Rich red, orange and yellow colors give this a warmth and class unique to pins. Features 2 posts and backs so it always stays upright! Produced by Olivia herself, not a licensed product from another source. Oliva doesn't stint on top quality for her products like this. Ozone, 2019...More.

Item Code: OLIVMMK
2" in dia, Full Color

See our website for several more Olivia enamel pins and two 5-button pin sets, $6.99 each, and her 2020 Bettie Page calendar.
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, 2019...More.

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

Click here for all trading cards and playing card sets: Frazetta, Sensual Goddess, Hellboy, Olivia Lucky Ladies, and three Tarot Card sets: Vampirella, Red Sonja, [VAMTC. REDTC. $19.95 each] and the deluxe Dali Tarot set [DALTA. $60, $55].

New on Sale

We lead off with several items that I've marked down ONLY for December, to new prices, such as Dinomania and Storms at Sea. The others are new mark-downs first appearing in this email.
DINOMANIA The Lost Art of Winsor McCay
Closeout Price! The Secret Origins of King Kong, and the Urge to Destroy New York! Highly Recommended. By Ulrich Merkl. An impressive, king-sized book that was rather expensive originally, but now a true bargain. Merkl explores the influences McCay brought to this genre--including McCay's own Gertie the Dinosaur animated shorts-- the animation in 1933's King Kong, tracing our love of dinosaurs and monster movies down through the decades. Wonderful reproduction, dozens of previously unseen "lost" full color McCay pages from 1937, plus wonderful "Dino" strips direct from proofs. Breathtakingly designed, each page is overflowing with amazing imagery--most rarely seen or never seen before. Very, very cool. Fantagraphics, 2015. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: DINOMH
Hard Cover, 12x16, 304pg, Partial Color
$95.00 $34.95

Click here for more Winsor McCay and Little Nemo, including the Highest Recommendation, on-sale, Dream Another Dream [LNDRH. $124.99, $45], listed below.
STORMS AT SEA Deluxe Signed
Closeout Price! Signed & numbered, 500! By Mark Schultz. This hardbound deluxe edition is limited to 500 copies. It is slightly larger size, 14x11, with a cloth spine and decorated covers with an onlaid color plate with embossed titles. Special "weathered" slipcase. Numbered and signed. This is the heavily illustrated novella that explores the border between what we want to believe is true and the reality that we'd prefer to keep concealed. From a crime-fiction framework, it opens up into a breathtaking journey through cryptic history, cautionary science-fiction and a speculative vision of the deep future. Flesk, 2016...More.

Item Code: STOSED
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x11, 80pg, b&w
$100.00 $60.00

Regular hardcover edition [STOSE. $24.95].
COMICS JOURNAL LIBRARY Volume 4 Drawing the Line
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Gary Groth. The fourth volume in this ongoing series of lavish coffee-table-books. Far-ranging and introspective interviews drawn from the Utne Award-winning magazine's archives, this volume gathers together four of the sharpest social commentators of our times: Ralph Steadman, Jules Feiffer, Edward Sorel, and David Levine. Each definitive conversation is complimented with generous amounts of illustration. Plus a full-color gallery of rarely seen work. Fantagraphics, 2004. Out of Print....More.

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

LITTLE NEMO Dream Another Dream
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Bill Sienkiewicz, Charles Vess, P. Craig Russell, David Mack et al. Contemporary artists pay tribute to this beloved and imaginative Sunday page. They have created 118 entirely new Little Nemo pages, all full Sunday page size! Contributors also include Paul Pope, J.H. Williams III, Carla Speed McNeil, Peter Bagge, Dean Haspiel, Farel Dalrymple, Marc Hempel, Nate Powell, Jeremy Bastian, Jim Rugg, Ron Wimberly, Scott Morse, David Petersen, J.G. Jones, Mike Allred, Dean Motter, Yuko Shimizu, Roger Langridge, Craig Thompson, and Mark Buckingham, among many others. Locust Moon, 2014. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: LNDRH
Hard Cover, 16X21, 144pg, Full Color
$124.99 $45.00

I didn't further reduce the price on this, and this isn't new as a sale item. However, it has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION and it has been one of the most popular sale items this year. Behind a rather understated cover is a simply wonderful book. And it's HUGE, you really get great value on this.
BARBOSA The Man Who Drew Flashman
Closeout Price! Limited & numbered, 450. Specially designed dust jacket. Recommended. By Lawrence Blackmore. A lavishly illustrated biography of Arthur Barbosa (1908-1995), the British artist who, over more than sixty years, provided dust jackets for some of the twentieth century's most famous authors of fiction. This includes Georgette Heyer, Sax Rohmer, C. S. Forester, Patrick O'Brian and, of course, George MacDonald Fraser of Flashman fame. His career began in London at the end of the 1920s, where he became a noted and respected illustrator and commercial artist. A lifelong friend of Rex Harrison, he also numbered among his friends and acquaintances Cecil Beaton, Frederick Ashton, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Book Palace, 2018...More.

Item Code: BARBOH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 350pg, Full Color
$105.00 $75.00

Closeout Price! The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series #2. By Michael A. Sanford. Art by Will Meugniot. An all-new Tarzan novel published by the fabled Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc! With Tarzan alone in Wisconsin after nobly allowing Jane to leave with his cousin – who believes he is the rightful heir to the Greystoke estate – Tarzan is despondent and seeks the wilderness to console himself. And there is a vast wilderness just north of him in Canada. Intending to be alone, Tarzan is soon anything but... He discovers a lost Viking civilization and he must run a gauntlet of heavily armed Norsemen with axes, swords and hammers. ERB, 2016...More.

Item Code: TARPR
Soft Cover, 6x9, 216pg, Text/b&w
$19.95 $12.95

The hardcover of this is also on sale [TARPRH. $34.95, $17.50]. Click here for more Tarzan, including more sale titles.
CAPTAIN MARVEL The Official Movie Special
Closeout Price! Recommended. A collector's guide to Marvel Studios' latest box office smash, Captain Marvel, featuring exclusive content showcasing images from the set and much more! Dive into the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and explore behind-the-scenes. Discover what makes your favorite characters come to life with features on every major character, exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, and incredible photos from the set. Ace Air Force pilot Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Titan, 2019...More.

Item Code: CAPMAR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 100pg, Full Color
$12.99 $7.99

Also available in hardcover [CAPMARH. $19.99 $12.99]. Here are more Captain Marvel (new & original/Shazam), some on sale.
Closeout Price! Set of four variant covers-interior is the same--by Kenneth Rocafort, Joe Jusko, Joseph Michael Linsner & Roberta Castro. Recommended. By Mike Carey. Art by Kenan Yarar. In the 41st century, government agent Barbarella finds herself in a war zone, where the theocratic rulers of Parosia arrest and imprison her. Once she knows what the Parosians do to their own citizens Barbarella decides to make this fight her own... Jean-Claude Forest created the character of Barbarella in 1962, but it was the 1968 film starring Jane Fonda that cemented the character for all time as an icon of science fiction and the sexual revolution. We like the look of this new series, and especially the fine and each-one-different variant covers. Dynamite, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BAR01P
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
$15.99 $10.99

We have more comic sets on sale, Barbarella trade softcover editions, and Bettie Page comic sets.
Closeout Price! Collects #21-25, 1951. Recommended. By Richard Hughes. Art by Paul Gattuso, Ken Bald, Lin Streeter, Charles Sultan, Leonard Starr, Ogden Whitney, Jerry Grandenetti et al. More fine early horror and supernatural stories that date back to the very beginnings of EC's own horror titles. Stories include "Portrait Without a Soul," "Journey Into Madness," "The Ghost Writer," "Witch's Wrath," "Vampire Valley," "The Voice of Death," "When Time Turned Back," etc. Richard Hughes and his staff of writers were turning out fun tales that didn't depend on grisly blood and guts, but instead were solidly plotted and are still readable today. PS Artbooks, 2013...More.

Item Code: ADU05H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color
$48.00 $14.95

Also newly marked down to $14.95 are Volumes 4 and 9. Slipcased sets at $19.99 are Volumes 1, 3 and 6. At $23.99 are slipcased sets Volume 4, 5, 7, 9, 10. Other volumes are vailable at regular retail price.

Bill Schelly

Publisher File Copies. Our Highest Recommendation. By Bill Schelly. Introduction by Roy Thomas. The book-length history of comic fandom's early years...now revised and expanded. The Fanzines! The Dealers! The Comicons! An American grass roots movement from its humble origins to its status as a true cultural phenomenon. Covers life before the Golden Age, the birth of Alter-Ego, the advent of the amateur comic strip, the first comicons of the 1960s, and much more. Fanzine mania, regional fan scenes, the coming of pro-zines, the first Overstreet Guide (1970), and finally the 1997 fandom reunion in Chicago. Hampster, 2003. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: GACF
Soft Cover, 9x11, 176pg, b&w
$17.95 $0.00

Closeout Price! Publisher File Copies. Signed & limited, 500! Highly Recommended. By Bill Schelly. An attractive collection from the classic fanzine of original comic book stories that was published from 1963 to 1972. It featured the talents of numerous gifted writers and artists, many before they became professionals. These include Jim Starlin, Mike Vosburg, Grass Green, Alan Weiss, Biljo White, and many more. Included here is Warrior of Llarn by DC Comics' Gardner Fox, adapted into strip form by Roy Thomas and Sam Grainger. Also, underground artist George Metzger's gorgeous Dr. Weird, and a tale by the superb Landon Chesney. Plus 60 pages of new material, and other surprises and bonus features. Note: some overlap with Fandom's Finest Comics. Hampster, 2005...More.

Item Code: BESSTS
Soft Cover, 8x11, 256pg, b&w
$25.00 $10.95

We lost Bill far too soon, but he had time to write some of the finest books about fandom and about comic artists and writers, ever done. Bill wrote about Harvey Kurtzman, John Stanley, Joe Kubert, American Comic Books of the 1950s for Twomorrows, as well as his own self-published books, like the two above. We're nearly out of Fandom's Finest Comics. And note that we have signed copies of most of his books, all half price, including Golden Age of Fandom, but these are not free. For free, you get the unsigned copy. Also free is The Eye #1—signed--[EYE01], just add it to your order; we have 24 copies left. Bill is on Wikipedia if you want to know more about him and his work.

Classics Illustrated & Classic Comics

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #138 A Journey to the Center of the Earth
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Jules Verne. Art by Norman Nodel. Here is the classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne, adapted into one of everyone's favorite Classics. The story involves the German Professor Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy. Jack Lake, 2008...More.

Item Code: CI138
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$9.99 $5.99

We are closing out our Jack Lake titles, click here for everything on sale. We will continue to stock the new titles from Classic Comic Store.
CLASSIC COMICS #14 Westward Ho!
Closeout Price! By Charles Kingsley. Art by Allen Simon. Another early title in the series, this one from 1943. At one time a hugely popular novel of sea-going adventure, today this is little known. But in its day it was widely read and came out in numerous illustrated editions, devoured by youngsters and adults because of its escaptist story. The story begins in 1575, as a young boy of 15 has gotten himself off to sea on a classic sailing ship to the new world. Jack Lake, 2016...More.

Item Code: CLC14
Soft Cover, 6x9, 48pg, Full Color
$10.00 $5.99


Harvey Horrors

Closeout Price! Collects #11-15, 1952-53. Highly Recommended. By Bob Powell, Lee Elias, Rudy Palais, Howard Nostrand et al. Harvey's horror titles were in their prime by this point, with the best artists working on the wildest stories. Powell and Palais in particular were doing some of the finest stories of their careers, in nearly every issue here. Stories include "Spider Man," "The Devil's Necklace," "It," "The Man Germ," "The Lost Race," "Bride of the Crab," "The Swamp Monster," and "The Girl in the Moon Pool." 20 more great pre-code stories in a bargain-priced softcover edition. PS Artbooks, 2013...More.

Item Code: HHC03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$24.99 $6.99

Same new discounted price: Chamber of Chills Volumes 2. Volume 4 is almost gone, it's $24.99, $9.99. Hardcover Volume 3 is $48, $19.95. Slipcase Volume 4 is $69.99, $21.99. There's also a slipcase set of softcovers #1-5 for [HHCP. $109.99].

Tomb of Terror Volume 2 is also now $24.99, $6.99. Slipcased Hardcover Volume 3 is $69.99, $21.99. Volumes 1-3 are regular price, $48 each.

Witches Tales Volume 4 is $24.99, $6.99; Very low in stock are Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 5 are $24.99, $9.99 ea. Hardcover Volumes 2-4 are $48, $19.95. Slipcased Volume 3 is $69.99, $29.99. The set of all five softcovers are [HHWP. $109.99]. And Volume 1 hardcover is still $48.

Black Cat Mystery Volume 1 is $24.99, $6.99, and the hardcover slipcased Volume 1 and 2 are $69.99, $21.99 ea. Volume 2 is $24.99, $12.50, Volume 4 is $24.99, $9.99. Hardcover Volumes 3 & 4 are $48, $19.95. Other Black Cats are regular $24.99 price.




We're kicking off a new feature here. When we get down to our very last copies of items, we stop advertising them in catalogs, we stop putting them into Sale Emails...so sometimes, they stay in stock until someone happens across them in our website. So...here is your opportunity to see these, knowing this is your last chance if you want a copy.

Additionally, I am reducing prices on many of these to make them doubly attractive. So act now; we have NOT MORE THAN 3 of any of these, and as few as ONE COPY LEFT. This will be a regular feature in the next several weekly emails, 50 items at a time, until we've listed them all. We just finished marking down the items for Thursday's new items email. You can get a jump on those here.


White Sales

The TwoMorrows titles are a one-time deal exclusive to us; we cannot restock these.

The Calla facsimile books from the Golden Age of Illustration make perfect Holiday Gifts and are now half price.

The Taschen titles are all adult specials.

The IDW titles are also an exclusive at half price and less.

The Underwood Books are publisher file copies, including Deluxe signed volumes.

The Sanctum Sale includes every Doc Savage #1-87 and James Bama cover variants, Shadow #1-115, multi-packs, and coming soon, the short-run titles like Phantom Detective, Black Bat, The Avenger, etc. This is also a one-time deal and we cannot restock these.

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