Thursday, January 30, 2020

Tarzan Conqueror of Mars, The Art of Munashichi, new Pogo and Collected Toppi, P. Craig Russell, Alex Ross, Harvey Kurtzman Bettie on Sale!

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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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.

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 CaniffMandrake 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

Click here for all available back issues.


Animation & Concept Art

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

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

Click here to see all of our animation-related collections. And here for the latest How-To volumes.


Comic Book Archives

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].

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
$29.99 $26.99

See more in the Fantagraphics EC Library on our website. Click here for more by and about Harvey Kurtzman.

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
$19.99 $17.99

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
$39.99 $34.99

Volume 2 and 4 precede and carry forward the same issues [FFE02, FFE04. $39.99 , $34.99 ea]. Click here for more Fantastic Four collections.

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.


Walt Kelly & Pogo

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
$75.00 $65.00

Also now available is the single volume Pogo Volume 6 [POG06H. $45, $39.99]. All individual volumes and sets are still available at the same discounted price: Volumes 1-5, and Sets 1-2 and 3-4.

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.


Art Books

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

See Kubrick's Barry Lyndon and Clockwork Orange in the same format, complete with DVD and book, same cost, on our website.


Now on Sale

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 MythologyAlex 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
$50.00 $24.95

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
$16.99 $8.50


2020 Calendar Sale

We just reduced any remaining calendars to half-price. See them all here. Many are very low in stock, so act now for the best selection.

January Adult Email Special

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.

Coming in March

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

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

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

See our website for previous volumes, and click here for the most recent PS artbooks.

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
$29.99 $26.99

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


Coming April & May

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
$150.00 $125.00

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
$150.00 $125.00


Rare & Out of Print

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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Mature Readers

This week we have a new erotic graphic novel from France, The Perineum Technique, which takes sex into the internet age, no holds barred.

And we have a new Cavewoman: A Barbarian, A Princess and Meriem.

Finally two new DVDs of vintage Japanese erotic films: The True Story of a Woman in Soapland Tear, and Tokyo Caligula.

We just marked down several DVDs for the Adult Email mentioned above. You can see them here, click on “sort by price.”

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53rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair: Pasadena, California

Anne and I will have our usual booth at the upcoming show on Feb 7-9. If you are planning to attend and would like to see any particular items, send a note to me We'll have a very select sampling of the latest new items, and out of print illustrated and art books, and some comics, pulps and Big Little Books.


More Bargains and Last Chance Items

I just went through our backlist and dropped prices on many older items. Check out our Closeout Sections under each category to catch these. Here are a few links to help.:

Artists & Illustration, Comics Related, Pulps & Fiction, Special Interest, Pin-Up & Adult.

I'm letting go of several issues of Alter Ego, Illustration Magazine, Peekarama DVDs, the Blood 'N' Thunder Pulp Reference Books, some Classics Illustrated titles from both Jack Lake and Classic Comic Store. Watch for the beginning line "Almost Gone" to identify those titles that are going away soon and won't be restocked.


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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Illustrator’s Quarterly and two IQ specials, Wonder Woman multiplies, Automobile Concept Art, Vampirella enamel pins and new French graphic novels.

The new issue of Illustrator's Quarterly features Kelly Freas, and two IQ specials examine Commando Magazine and Brian Bolland. Choose from eight variant covers for Wonder Woman #750! Also just in, Imagine! Automobile Concept Art and two Vampirella enamel pins. The Art of Brian Stelfreeze and DC Super-Villains both go on sale. And new graphic novels: from France, Isabellae Volume 2 and the Twilight-Zone-like Forever Maps.

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Highly Recommended. Art by Frank Kelly Freas, Yvonne Gilbert. Heinrich Kley, Laurent Durieux.. Cool cover feature on Frank Kelly Freas, The "Dean" of Science Fiction artists, whose career spanned more than 50 years; Yvonne Gilbert: The outstanding young British artist who created "one of the most famous record sleeves of all time." Laurent Durieux: Brussels illustrator and alternative movie poster artist (and film director), whose new art book we will be handling this spring. And a nice feature on German fantasy artist Heinrich Kley with both b&w and rare color work, from anthropomorphic alligators to war satire. Some nudity. Book Palace, 2019...More.

Item Code: IQ28
Magazine, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color

Click here to see more books containing Frank Kelly Freas, including a couple signed deluxe copies in Rare & Out of Print.
Highly Recommended. By Peter Richardson, Chris Caira et al. Featuring Brian Bolland. Featuring and rejoicing in the art and life of Brian Bolland, right up to date (The Art of Brian Bolland, on sale, was published in 2006). This includes: In-depth interview with Brian; Reproductions of some of the most iconic Bolland artwork; Judge Dredd, Batman, Powerman, Time Out & Oz magazines, much more; Recollections from and about friends, colleagues and fans. Art here is fantastic, lots of great, fine-line material and some fun surprises. Its packed, and in full color. Book Palace, 2019...More.

Item Code: IQS06
Magazine, 9x11, 144pg, Partial Color

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Often referred to as the "artist's artist," Brian Bolland has produced some of the most memorable and inspiring illustrations--primarily cover art--ever. This handsome volume is a retrospective of this astonishing artist's career and a look at the man himself. It begins with his rarely-seen British series, including Judge Dredd and Tank Girl, but quickly moves into iconic U.S. work on 63 covers for Animal Man, the legendary Camelot 3000, Wonder Woman, The Invisibles, Batman: Killing Joke. Every cover he's done is powerful, a knockout, minutely detailed. Image, 2006...More.

Item Code: ARTBBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 176pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $19.99

Find more with Brian Bolland on our website, from the new edition of Batman: The Killing Joke, to the vintage, sale-priced Super Heroes Monthly issues. Also The Hawkman, Doctor Strange, Batman Black & White, Doom Patrol, Future Shock: The Story of 2000 A.D. and Stan Lee's Master Class. And more! He's prolific AND good. He even has one piece in the Best of DC War Artist's Edition!

Recommended. By Peter Richardson, Calum Laird et al. Featuring Ian Kennedy, Ken Barr et al. Featuring very good war artwork from the popular British periodical Commando--cover art and interiors, with in-depth features on Ian Kennedy, Neil Roberts, Keith Burns, and Ken Barr. Interviews with its editor and writers, orgins and history. Unique in-depth interview with legendary Commando artist Gordon Livingstone; Step by step revelations from Commando artists on how they create their iconic art;  Tales from the Commando HQ and writers' revelations. Book Palace, 2019...More.

Item Code: IQS05
Magazine, 9x11, 144pg, Partial Color

Click on the Book Palace banner above for IQ back issues, books including The Fleetway Picture Library with Jet-Ace Logan and Larrigan, the Modesty Blaise Companion, Barbosa: The Man Who Drew Flashman, and Drawing From History: the Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania.

And see the previous Special Issues:

#1 Spanish Artists, #2 War is Hell, #3 The Art of Don Lawrence. Volume 4 is out of print.

Our Highest Recommendation. Collected in a single volume for the first time, this classic of comic strip adaptation brings to life all the action and poignancy of Alexandre Dumas' novel and its sequels. Arturo Del Castillo was one of the greatest masters of the comic strip. His artistic skill is recognised internationally and his great artistry on The Three MusketeersThe Man in the Iron Mask, and The King's Musketeers (all included here) is regarded as some of the finest pen and ink work ever created for comic strips. Book Palace, 2018...More.

Item Code: COMATM
Soft Cover, 8x11, 112pg, b&w

IMAGINE! Automobile Concept Art from the 1930s to the 1980s
Highly Recommended. By Patrick G. Kelly. Patrick Kelley presents a wealth of eye-catching car designs—more than 230 images from eighty-seven different artists—that he has spent over fifteen years gathering and assembling into the Kelley Collection. These artworks are rare survivors, vivid illustrations of the singular work of the men and women who drew and designed the vehicles from their art school days through their later employment with the auto industry's Big Three: GM, Chrysler and Ford. IMAGINE! is a tender tribute to the artists' contributions and imagination, transporting us back to a time in US commercial history when the wildest dreams were encouraged and there was nothing but the open road ahead. Dalton Watson Fine Books, 2020...More.

Item Code: IMAGH
Hard Cover, 12x9, 324pg, Partial Color

Highly Recommended. Edited by Jim Heimann, with Steven Heller. From the most obscure (Tucker, Ajax, Columbia) to the most iconic (General Motors, Ford, Chrysler), this unprecedented visual history brings together over 500 reproductions from rare and collectible brochures--only available from the car dealer. Over 80 years, they present the finest cars and the best illustration and graphic design of the 20th century. Ancillary examples include elaborate dealer manuals, alongside essays by automobile and cultural historian Jim Donnelly and America's preeminent design historian, Steven Heller. Taschen, 2016...More.

Item Code: AUGRH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 368pg, Full Color


Comics & Graphic Novels

We have limited quantities of all eight variant covers, order early for best selection. We don't know if we can reorder these. Click on the cover image to take you to that variant.
1940's Joshua Middleton 1950's Jenny Frison 1960's J. Scott Campbell

1970's Olivier Coipel

WONDER WOMAN 750 Variant Covers
Recommended. By Marguerite Bennett et al. Art by Elena Casagrande et al. An all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess with Nine Complete Stories by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! In the lead story, Wonder Woman's epic "Year of the Villain" battle comes to a close, leading the way to new challenges ahead. New here are tales from Diana's past, present, and future by Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, the Teen Titans: Raven team of Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo, and legendary Wonder Woman creators returning to the character, including Gail Simone and Greg Rucka! DC Comics, 2020...More.

Soft Cover, 7x10, 96pg, Full Color

1980's Geroge Perez

1990's Brian Bolland 2000's Adam Hughes 2010's Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Three variant covers. Recommended. By David Kelly & Dean Haspiel. Art by Brett Hobson. Super-thief meets super-hero as Image Comics' Red Hook teams up with the Night Watchman (a Spirit/Phantom Stranger pastiche) to travel back in time to save Brooklyn's first super-hero, a woman of mystery named Luna. She has been erased from history by a super-villain harboring an unhealthy obsession. A tribute to comics' Golden Age. Emmmy Award-winner Dean Haspiel is creator of Red Hook. One of three covers, Cover A by Dean Haspiel, Cover B by Emily Pearson (Dino!), and Cover C a special gatefold by Simon Fraser, honoring Golden Age greats Jack Cole, Tarpé Mills, and Bill Finger. So What? Press, 2019...More.

Comic, 7x10, 48pg, Full Color

Cover A Dean Haspiel Cover B Emily Pearson (Dino!) Cover C Simon Fraser
Collects French albums #4-6. Recommended. By Raule. Art by Gabor. In this epic conclusion to the series, Isabellae battles against ancient Celtic beasts and deities that threaten the destruction of humanity. Curious about her origins and in search of long-lost Celtic relatives, Isabellae travels to Ireland. But when the ancient druids of the Emerald Isle make a deal with the monstrous Formorian gods, Isabellae finds herself battling in a war with her English and Irish allies. Very well drawn, with excellent coloring, this is yet another French graphic novel now translated and worth your attention. Dark Horse, 2019...More.

Item Code: ISAB02H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 152pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Volume 1 [ISAB01H. $29.99, $26.99]. Click here to see all of our French Graphic Novels.

Recommended. By Michael Lagace. Art by Todor Hristov. In 1794, a man is given a map. When he follows it, he finds an identical map with a new destination. This leads him to another map, and another, on and on for decades; then centuries. Meanwhile, he never ages, never gets hungry. It's not until a century later that he realizes when he stops following the maps that time catches up. Torn between family and immortality, he must continually choose between living forever and having a life worth living. Fascinating artwork, more like book illustration and we like it. This was created as a Kickstarter project. Scout Comics, 2019...More.

Item Code: FOREM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color

Closeout Price! Dailies, 1957-59. Highly Recommended. By Rod Reed. Art by José Luis Salinas. Eight complete storylines, including The Black Ghost, Trigger's Duels, and Sinbad's Revenge. While the television show of the Cisco Kid is often spoofed, the opposite is true of the strip itself. It is held in the highest regard, and many veteran comics artists and fans are eager to add this to their library. Fine penciling and brush work are Salinas hallmarks on this amazing strip, and he uses larger panels to portray action with amazing detail. Cisco might have been inspired by Zorro, but Salinas far outshines any early artist, and the stories are just as exciting. Classic Comics Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: CIS04
Soft Cover, 8x11, 240pg, b&w
$25.95 $12.50

Cisco Kid Vol 2 is sold out. We still have Volumes 1 and 3 [CIS01, CIS03. $12.50 each]. Click on the banner above to see all the white sale books from Classics Comics Press.


Enamel Pins

By Jose Gonzalez. It's Vampirella's 50th year as the "ultimate queen of the vampires" and Dynamite is celebrating her long history with two premium enamel pins representing her past and present. Renowned illustrator Jose Gonzalez created one of Vampirella's most iconic images that's very close to the famous Six Foot Door Poster that everyone remembers, and in fact, is being newly printed later in the Spring. Comes with two easily locked or detached pins, mounted on a color card and in a plastic cover. Dynamite, 2019...More.

Item Code: VAMJG
3" long, Full Color

By Joseph Michael Linsner. It's Vampirella's 50th year as the "ultimate queen of the vampires" and Dynamite is celebrating her long history with two premium enamel pins representing her past and present. With the success of Vampirella: Roses for the Dead and Dawn/VampirellaJoseph Michael Linsner is currently one of Vampirella's most memorable artists, and here is his rendering of today's femme fatale. Comes with two easily locked or detached pins, mounted on a color card and in a plastic cover. Dynamite, 2019...More.

Item Code: VAMJML
3" long, Full Color

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

We have two other Olivia pins, Dita Von Teese Encore Pin [OLIVDE] and Bettie Page Tattoo Pin [OLIVTF], $12 each. There are also Olivia Button Packs with four small buttons in each, 2018 [OLIV2018] And 2019 [OLIV2019], $6.99 each. Olivia's Bettie Page Movie Poster and Musuimi Max Scorpion pins are still out of production, but we'll re-announce then when they come back.

New on Sale

DC COMICS SUPER-VILLAINS The Complete Visual History
Closeout Price! Revised and updated. Recommended. By Daniel Wallace. Foreword by Kevin Smith. Cover by Frank Cho. This deluxe book celebrates nearly eighty years of compellingly corrupt characters from the DC Universe's remarkable gallery of super-villains, grouped by the primary hero or heroine they tormented. From the Penguin to Harley Quinn and Doomsday to General Zod, explore the story of each beloved baddy through new interviews with acclaimed writers and artists, including Jim Lee, Mike Carlin, Dan DiDio, and Chuck Dixon. We find the art outstanding, with lots of paintings and powerful works by top DC talents. Insight Comics, 2017. All our copies have slight cover scuffing and/or slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: DCSUP
Soft Cover, 9x11, 159pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.50

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. With never-before-seen sketches, fan favorite classic pieces, and essays and commentary from contemporaries, collaborators, and Stelfreeze himself, readers and fans get an unprecedented look at how favorite characters and adventures were born. Stelfreeze is a painter, penciller, and comic book artist who has worked for nearly every major comic book publisher. Primarily known as a cover artist, painting more than fifty covers for DC's Shadow of the Bat, he's also produced a significant amount of sequential work, including BOOM! Studios' Day Men, and Matador for Wildstorm. Boom! Studios, 2016...More.

Item Code: SABSH
Hard Cover, 12x12, 192pg, Full Color
$49.99 $29.99

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Coming in March & April

By Joe Quesada. WLegendary creator and artist Joe Quesada has left an indelible mark on comics from Amazing Spider-Man to Daredevil and more! Now, Marvel presents twelve full-color reproductions of some of his most iconic works from the House of Ideas -- all in a stunning hardcover case. Marvel, 2020. Due Mar. ...More.

Item Code: MARPJQ
Hard Cover, 12pg, Full Color
$50.00 $42.50

Recommended. In the first decade of the 21st century, Joe Quesada has guided Marvel and its characters back to prominence as editor-in-chief. Along the way he has changed the manner in which the industry works from the inside out. With those achievements, it's perhaps easy to overlook that at the root of all his success is his skill as an artist. Here is every detail of Joe's artistry, featuring his best interior and cover artwork, as well as a wealth of unpublished images and sketches, plus commentary from Joe himself! Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: MARJQH
Hard Cover, 11x10, 320pg, Full Color
$50.00 $39.95

MARVEL MASTERS OF SUSPENSE Stan Lee & Steve Ditko Omnibus Volume 2
Completes the two-volume set. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Steve Ditko. Before Spider-Man and Doctor StrangeSteve Ditko applied his incomparable art and storytelling mastery to taut suspense-thrillers--cast with nervous-eyed dreamers and sweaty-palmed schemers, none of whom make it out without getting their just desserts. Here you get every single one of Ditko's stories of suspense for Marvel (and Atlas) in two beautifully restored Omnibus volumes. From his very first Marvel work in 1956 through to his last five-page masterpiece, every Silver Age tale is collected here. Marvel, 2020. Due Mar. ...More.

Item Code: MARMS02H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 696pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Volume 1 has been our #1 best selling Omnibus since it came in at the end of August 2019. These Ditko/Stan Lee stories continue to be favorites for fans. [MARMS01H. $100, $85].

Collects #6-10, 1953-54. Art by Dick Giordano, Steve Ditko et al. #6 is a special flying saucer issue! #7 has a sex-transformation story, #8 & 10 have robot covers, #9 has an A-Bomb story. The second bumper-full line-up from Charlton Comics' fearsomely far out and appropriately titled other-worldly comic from the 1950s. Featuring some of the earliest work by Steve Ditko (beginning in #10 with cover and art), future DC artist and editor Dick Giordano, and Tony Tallarico. Charlton's imitation of EC sci-fi titles is quirky, certainly not as great, but today far scarcer to find.

PS Artbooks, 2020. Due Mar. ...More.

Item Code: PCSPA02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Volume 1 collects issues #1-5, 1952-53, with Giordano and John Bell, but no Ditko [PCSPA01H. $45.99]. See our website for more of the latest Pre-Code Classics.

THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 18 1962-1964
Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Sy Barry. This second collection of the Sy Barry years. Five complete continuities: “The Mysterious Ambassador,” “The Mystery of the Island of Dogs,” “The Drummer of Timpenni,” “The Reef,” and “The Adventures of Lucy Cary.” Strips for this volume are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials. Hermes, 2020. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: PH18H
Hard Cover, 12x8, Full Color
$65.00 $57.50

Volume 17 just came in last week. Most previous volumes are available, See the website for everything about The Phantom, including a very good history, The Phantom Unmasked [PHAUN. $25].


Coming in September

Collects #13-36, 1976. Recommended. By Doug Moench, Chris Claremont et al. Masterworks of literature -- retold in the Mighty Marvel Manner, in the style of Classics Illustrated! In the late 1970s, respected comic book writers and talented artists joined forces to adapt classic novels: adventure with The Last of the MohicansTreasure IslandRobinson Crusoe and Ivanhoe, horror staples Frankenstein and The Invisible Man, The Iliad and The Odyssey, the dystopian sci-fi of The War of the Worlds, and tales of Edgar Allan Poe! Plus Robin Hood and Alice in Wonderland, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Jules Verne and many more! Marvel, 2020. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: MARVCCH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1264pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00


Rare & Out of Print

We entered a couple more Pogo titles this week, with many more to go. If there is a specific Pogo title you want, please inquire. The Complete Etchings of Louis Icart is available, and two signed deluxe books by Frank Kelly Freas.

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News and Notes


Princess of Mars

Michael Moorcock was too ill to sign the bookplates for Princess of Mars: Manuscript Edition. It's still signed by the five other contributors. The publisher says this will be gone by spring; we were able to get ten more copies but that may be all we see. We've nearly sold out our initial order. It's really something special, see the pictures we've posted.

IDW/Image Sale

We were able to restock a couple titles that had run out, the popular AX and Crusades Vol 1 and 2. We're hoping to see a reorder on the adult title Pherone, but we have a few left right now.

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Kelly Green

I wish we could have gotten more of these, we've already sold 3/4's of what we brought in, and it's just gone into the next catalog (see below). Act now if you want one; they will be gone very shortly. See all the Classics Comic Press titles here. Warren Tuft's Lance is also selling very well, but I was able to bring in twice as many copies as Kelly.

Heavy Metal

The magazine went on a hiatus for nearly a year, but now they are announcing new issues. I've long wanted to handle this, since I believe most of you don't find this on the newsstands—remember those?—anymore. So we'll start bringing in issues with #297. Associated with this, there's a Best of Metal Hurlant (the French magazine Heavy Metal evolved from) coming this spring.



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