Tarzan Conqueror of Mars by Will Murray--it's nothing like you'd expect it to be, and I really like it. The third Collected Toppi collects five more amazing stories. The Art of Munashichi is very good. I Moved To Los Angeles to Work in Animation is a delightful and funny memoir by a Disney Story Artist!
We also have a new Pogo set and a P. Craig Russell Artist's Edition. Now on sale are Marvelocity by Alex Ross and The Little Book of Bettie. 2001 from Taschen makes a trio of Stanley Kubrick book & DVD sets. 2020 Calendars are now half price. And now you can link to our latest Mature Readers special email sent this past Wednesday.
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|TARZAN CONQUEROR OF MARS
Highly Recommended. By Will Murray. Mysteriously teleported to Mars just as John Carter once was, Tarzan searches for the one man who could show him the path home—The Warlord of Mars! I'm a huge fan of Murray's first Tarzan novel, Return to Pal-Ul-Don. I'm just 1/3 of the way in as I write this, but I'm as excited as I was with Return. Murray writes with ERB's voice, giving this the feel of an original ERB novel. You discover Mars along with Tarzan--as of page 160 he's only just now heard John Carter's name. So far he's spent all his time staying alive, discovering the White Apes (and become the leader of a band of them), Thoats, Green Martians and all the other denizens of Mars. He's still out in the wilderness of the planet. Altus, 2020...More.
Item Code: TARCON
Soft Cover, 6x9, 460pg, Text Only
This will also be available in a deluxe hardcover, with additional material, a wrap-around color jacket, and signed by Murray and the cover artist—but not until March.
This is part of the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series. Click here to see the other books in the series.
It's evidently Edgar Rice Burroughs month! Last week we featured Princess of Mars Manuscript Edition, this week we have a wonderful new Will Murray novel, Tarzan Conqueror of Mars, and next week we'll have the first four of ERB, Inc's series of new editions of all of ERB's novels, beginning with the first four Tarzan novels, with new covers by Joe Jusko. See more Tarzan here, and all our ERB books here.
Tarzan also goes to Mars in Jake Saunder's super-deluxe Tarzan and The Martian Legion [MARTLH. $200]. It also gets our Highest Recommendation.
|COMICS REVUE PRESENTS OCT 2019
Issues #401-402. Recommended. By V.T. Hamlin, Stan Lynde et al. Complete in this issue is a Casey Ruggles story from 1954 by Warren Tufts, a Flash Gordon from 1971 by Dan Barry & Fred Kida, and Sir Bagby. In full color inside you'll find new installments of the latest new feature, Drago by Burne Hogarth, time-travel Alley Oop Sundays, Flash Gordon by Mac Raboy, and more Casey Ruggles, this time full color Sunday pages. Plus Steve Roper, 1957, Tarzan by Gil Kane and Archie Goodwin, Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff, Mandrake by Falk & Davis, The Phantom by Falk and Sy Barry, Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane, and also newly added, Garth by Peter O'Donnell & John Allard. Manuscript Press, 2019...More.
Item Code: CR1019
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
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|THE ART OF MUNASHICHI
Highly Recommended. Munashichi became popular drawing steampunk-like fantasy worlds with an overwhelming detail, imagination, and bold, brilliant color. He is well known in the anime and gaming industry for the concept design for the acclaimed video games Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria, and the concept artwork for the anime television series Princess Principals. Gigantic, sky-high buildings, deeply extended caverns, complex crossed pipes, factory scenes, abandoned places and nostalgic townscapes are themes commonly seen in his illustrations. PIE, 2020...More.
Item Code: ARTMU
Soft Cover, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color
|I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES TO WORK IN ANIMATION
Highly Recommended. By Natalie Nourigat. When artist Tally Nourigat left her life in Portland to move to Los Angeles and pursue a job in animation, she realized that despite her research, nothing truly prepared her for the wild world that awaited in the studios of Southern California. From grinding on storyboard test after storyboard test to getting a job at a major studio to searching for an apartment in...the Valley...this autobiographical how-to graphic novel explores the highest highs and lowest lows of pursuing a dream in animation. Boom! Box, 2019...More.
Item Code: IMOVE
Soft Cover, 6x9, 96pg, Full Color
|THE COLLECTED TOPPI Volume 3 South America
Our Highest Recommendation. By Sergio Toppi. Foreword by David Mack. Presenting the third volume in a new library of works by master illustrator Sergio Toppi. This has become one of my favorite series--the stories are fabulously drawn and wonderfully written, and most have never appeared in English before this. Here we have five "historical" tales set in Central and South America: Tzoacotlan, San Isisdro Maxtacingo 1850, Chapungo, The Legend of Potosi, and The Treasure of Cibola. Featuring a brand new, 2019 foreword by legendary artist, Dave McKean. Lion Forge, 2020...More.
Item Code: COLT03H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Full Color
Volumes 1 and 2 also have my highest recommendation and are both available [COLT01H, COLT02H. $24.95 each].
|MAN AND SUPERMAN AND OTHER STORIES
Highly Recommended. By Harvey Kurtzman, Al Feldstein. Art by Harvey Kurtzman. Before he created Mad, before Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, Harvey Kurtzman got his start at EC with his meticulously crafted science fiction, crime, and horror stories.This collects all of Kurtzman's rarely seen early EC stories, mainly from the pages of Weird Science and Weird Fantasy, but also from Tales from the Crypt, Haunt, Vault, and Crime Suspense. Kurtzman illustrates twist-ending stories written by Al Feldstein, including "Lost in the Microcosm," "The Man Who Raced Time," and "Atom Bomb Thief." Fantagraphics, 2020...More.
Item Code: MANASH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 180pg, b&w
|THE HUNTRESS ORIGINS
1977-82. Recommended. By Paul Levitz. Art by Joe Staton. Back to the Bronze Age and some good retro Batman family stories. The daughter of a hero and villain--the Earth-2 Batman and Catwoman--young Helena Wayne is unique in comics. Trained by her parents, she became a superb athlete, and studied law with the hope of bringing criminals to justice. But when her mother died after being blackmailed into resuming her life of crime, Helena traded her books for a mask and a crossbow and set out to seek revenge as the Huntress! Here is this fan-favorite character's classic 1977 origin story as well as her first several years of solo adventures. DC, 2020...More.
Item Code: HUNOR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color
Click here for more books with The Huntress, from Birds of Prey and Bombshells to Sheena to Super Heroines: 100 Greatest Moments, and her first appearances in Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 4.
|FANTASTIC FOUR Epic Collection Volume 3 The Coming of Galactus
Collects Fantastic Four #33-51 & Annual #3, 1964-66. Our Highest Recommendation. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. Stan Lee called it "the World's Greatest Comic Magazine," and he wasn't kidding. If Lee and Jack Kirby set the comics world on fire in 1961 with the debut of the Fantastic Four, in 1965 they burned it down. Letting loose an unmatched burst of rapid-fire creativity, they gave birth to the Frightful Four, the Inhumans, Galactus and the Silver Surfer -- and even pulled off the first super hero wedding! The FF faces monster menaces galore, including Dragon Man, and out-of-this-world villains, from the shape-shifting Skrulls to the undersea warlord Attuma. But it's not just the panel-bursting action that makes Fantastic Four great. It's the drama of a family, united to explore all the wonders of the Marvel Universe side by side! Marvel, 2019...More.
Item Code: FFE03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 448pg, Full Color
|LADY DEATH RULES Volume 2 Hardcover
By Brian Pulido, Mike Maclean. Art by Dheeraj Verma. Lady Death awakes from a 20-year, spell-induced slumber and finds herself in the fiery pits of Hell! From there, things get complicated! In this second volume of the “Sworn Favorite” series, experience the alluring and cruel diva of death as only creator Brian Pulido can deliver. Chock full of sex, violence, and very, very bad behavior. "If you want heavy-metal inspired stories that kick your ass, this is your book!" Collects Lady Death: Oblivion Kiss #1, Merciless Onslaught #1, Lady Death: Unholy Ruin #1 and Lady Death: Apocalyptic Abyss #1. Coffin Comics, 2019. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: LADR02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
Also available in a signed edition, limited to 250 copies [LADR02. $54.99] and in a softcover edition [LADR02. $19.99]. Click here for more: The Art of Lady Death signed, Lady Death Naughtier regular and signed edition, PVC Diorama Statue and La Muerta Statue.
|POGO Volume 5 and 6 Slipcase Set
1957-60. Highly Recommended. By Walt Kelly. This is the first time Pogo has been complete and in chronological order anywhere—with all 208 Sunday strips from these four years presented in lush full color, and all the daily strips in b&w. In Volume 5, the Okefenokee gang try to dig a canal to compete with the Suez. In Volume 6, Albert Alligator and Beauregard Bugleboy fend off a man-from-Mars, and Howland Owl investigates Communist espionage in the postal system. Then, it's election year and Okefenokee Swamp gets a new presidential candidate, Fremount Bugboy. Fantagraphics, 2019...More.
Item Code: POG03HP
Hard Cover, 11x9, 688pg, Partial Color
Click here for more Pogo and Walt Kelly. Every week we've added new Rare and Out of Print collections. We also have I Go Pogo [IGOPO. $14.95], a facsimile of the 1952 edition and Walt Kelly is in The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories, and Walt Kelly's Adventures of Peter Wheat Volumes 1 and 2.
|P. CRAIG RUSSELL'S THE SELFISH GIANT AND OTHER STORIES Fine Art Edition Signed
Signed! Recommended. This beautiful 12X17 oversized hardcover features complete stories scanned from Russell's stunning original art. While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in color to recreate as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual originals—including blue pencils, notes, art corrections and more. This includes all Oscar Wilde fairy tales adapted to comics by Russell: The Selfish Giant, The Star Child, The Young King, The Remarkable Rocket, The Devoted Friend, and The Nightingale and the Rose. Wayne Alan Harold, 2019...More.
Item Code: PSELFD
Hard Cover, 12x17, 128pg, b&w
This is also available in a unsigned edition [PSELFH. $150]. Also available in the same format are Salome and Other Stories [PSALOH], Strange Dreams [PRSAEH] and Jungle Book and Other Stories [PJUNGH] --all at $125 each. Click here for all of P. Craig Russell's collections and other appearances.
|STANLEY KUBRICK'S 2001 A Space Odyssey
Book, fold-out poster and remastered DVD. Recommended. Edited by Alison Castle. From the dawn of man to outer space to contact with mysterious alien forces, 2001 takes the viewer on an epic, unforgettable, mind-expanding journey. This collection is part of the Making of a Masterpiece series, offering an impressive oversized softcover and a completely remastered DVD of the film. Here is a glimpse of 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. Taschen, 2019...More.
Item Code: SKASH
Soft Cover, 12x12, 96pg, Partial Color
|MARVELOCITY The Marvel Comic Art of Alex Ross
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Introduction by J. J. Abrams As he did for the DC characters in his art book Mythology, Alex Ross now brings his dynamic, almost photo-realistic art to the heroes of the Marvel universe. Marvelocity includes more than 50 never-before-published sketches, paintings, photographs and working models, and other preparatory art, plus a 14-panel portfolio gallery of Marvel's most beloved characters. And Ross has written a new 10-page story pitting Spider-Man against the Sinister Six--the webslinger's most popular villains--that ends with a stunning twist. Spectacular fold-out jacket with five more full-sized panels, alternate covers! Pantheon, 2018...More.
Item Code: MARVMH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 312pg, Full Color
|THE LITTLE BOOK OF BETTIE Taking a Page from the Queen of Pinups
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Tori Rodriguez. Foreword by Dita Von Teese. A lifestyle guide for the uninhibited, inspired by the Queen of Pinups. Real advice on fashion, makeup, fitness, and more for today's modern woman who loves a little dose of retro and a big dose of sexuality. All with plenty of vintage pics of Bettie, as well as pictures of modern girls like Dita (who writes the introduction) and Bettie look-alikes, and a workout routine juxtaposed with Bettie showing her best poses in the same positions! She was really working out! Complete with a bio of Bettie's career and more text. Running Press, 2018...More.
Item Code: LBBET
Soft Cover, 5x7, 216pg, Text/Partial Color
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|On Wednesday we emailed our latest special listing. It features new arrivals, newly discounted items, half-price 2020 calendars, new Rare and Out of Print arrivals, and more. You can now see it right here, or you can link to all the items on it, on our website, right here. This is an opt-in mailing; you can sign up for it on our home page, under the Email Subscription button.|
|Here's another batch of 50 items that are going away soon, down to just one, two or three copies left. Click here to see the previous groups listed in December 2019, and all the listings in January.|
|SILVER AGE CLASSICS STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES 3
Collects #28-32, 1956-57. Art by Dick Giordano, Vince Alascia, Charles Nicholas et al. Charlton Comics' Strange Suspense Stories Volume 3 has lots on offer, with much of it being fairly serious and semi-adult and a contributor line-up that boasts Dick Giordano, Vince Alascia, Charles Nicholas, Marc Swayze, Sal Trapani, Stan Campbell, Bill Molno, Rocco Mastroserio and, of course, Steve Ditko, whose moody, individualistic touch came to dominate Charlton's supernatural titles! PS Artbooks, 2020. Due Mar. ...More.
Item Code: PCSS03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS THE BEYOND Volume 2
Collects #6-10,1951-52. Cover by Frank Frazetta. Recommended. By Lou Cameron, Gene Colan, Mike Sekowsky et al. Ace Magazines' The Beyond continues apace with the same excellent creative line-up, from the golden years of the early 50's. Jim McLaughlin, Ace Baker, Maurice Gutwirth, Gene Colan, Mike Sekowsky, Richard Case, Ken Rice, Louis Zansky and Lou Cameron. "Scourge of the Scorpion Cult," "Return from the Great Abyss," "The Doorway to Yesterday," "The Winged Spectres of Dismal Swamp," "On the Other Side of Death's Door," "The Vampire of the Opera," "Leopard Girl's Dread Domain." PS Artbooks, 2020. Due Mar. ...More.
Item Code: PCTB02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS OPERATION PERIL Volume 2
Collects #5-9, 1951-52. Recommended. By Richard Hughes. Art by Ogden Whitney et al. Maybe the brightest light in the ACG firmament and long overlooked is the offbeat adventure/sci fi title Operation Peril. This second volume is another winner, boasting stories written by Richard Hughes (of course) and artwork by Ogden Whitney (double of course, doing very fine work) plus Leonard Starr, and Ken Bald. A regular cast is in each issue: Danny Danger, Typhoon Tyler, Time Travelers in good, long 12 and 13-page stories! PS Artbooks, 2020. Due Mar. ...More.
Item Code: PCOP02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
|NEXUS NEWSPAPER STRIPS Volume 1 The Coming of Guarmando Signed
Signed bookplate! Recommended. By Mike Baron. Art by Steve Rude. With powers far beyond those of even Nexus himself, this unstoppable being banishes Nexus to an unknown realm--and the only way out is to face one's worst fears! Mike Baron and Steve Rude deliver a new Nexus adventure in this special collection that also includes the newly-remastered "Nexus: The Origin" comic and the classic Rude hand-painted Sundra story, "When She was Young." Dark Horse, 2020. Due June. ...More.
Item Code: NEXN01S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
|NEXUS NEWSPAPER STRIPS Volume 1 Artist's Edition Hardcover Signed
Signed bookplate! The Coming of Guarmando. By Mike Baron. Art by Steve Rude. Something long dormant beneath the surface of Ylum comes alive, triggering a visit from the planet-devouring Gourmando and his mysterious ally. With powers far beyond those of even Nexus himself, this unstoppable being banishes Nexus to an unknown realm--and the only way out is to face one's worst fears! Mike Baron and Steve Rude deliver a new Nexus adventure in this special collection that also includes the newly-remastered "Nexus: The Origin" comic and the classic Rude hand-painted Sundra story, "When She was Young." Dark Horse, 2020. Due June. ...More.
Item Code: NEXN01HS
Hard Cover, 12x17, 272pg, Full Color
|HELLBLAZER BY GARTH ENNIS Omnibus
By Garth Ennis. Art by Steve Dillon. John Constantine is dying. As a sorcerer literally haunted by the demons of his past, John is no stranger to mystic bedevilment or supernatural horror. But it's his chain smoking that ultimately brings death to Constantine's front door. Between this, and investigations of a grisly serial murderer and strategies against the Lord of Hell, there is no rest for the wicked. Written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, Punisher MAX) with art by fan favorite Steve Dillon (Preacher, Punisher MAX). Vol 1 brings together Ennis' entire run for the first time. DC, 2020. Due Apr. ...More.
Item Code: HELLH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1352pg, Full Color
|ABSOLUTE FOURTH WORLD BY JACK KIRBY Volume 1
Jimmy Olsen #133-139, 141-148, New Gods #1-11, Forever People #1-11, Mister Miracle #1-18 & more. Recommended. By Jack Kirby. Kirby's mind-boggling "Fourth World" saga is collected in an Absolute edition series, starting right here. Now, as part of the celebration of the 100th birthday of Jack Kirby, DC collects Kirby's entire runs on these four series in a single volume. These comics spanned galaxies, from the streets of Metropolis to the far-flung twin worlds of New Genesis and Apokolips, as cosmic-powered heroes and villains struggle for supremacy, and the world-conquering Darkseid takes on the heroes of Earth. DC Comics, 2020. Due May. ...More.
Item Code: ABFW01H
Hard Cover, 8x12, 816pg, Full Color
Many adult rare books were listed this week for the special adult email. These include a photography book featuring Kate Moss, paintings by Mel Ramos, pin-ups by Alberto Vargas and a few Bettie Page items. Click here to see the new listings, or use the links below to view by category.
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This week we have a new erotic graphic novel from France, The Perineum Technique, which takes sex into the internet age, no holds barred.
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