Thursday, February 27, 2020

Mucha’s Le Pater, a new Infected by Art, Black Widow, Age of Conan: Valeria, Mary Shelly: Monster Hunter, and Rocketeer and Batgirl statues.

Mucha's Le Pater is one of the most beautiful new books I've seen. It'll be our cover feature on the next catalog. The regular edition of Infected by Art 7 is here at last. A new Frazetta Paintings book is coming. Plus Black Widow, Age of Conan: Valeria, Mary Shelly: Monster Hunter, a Rocketeer and a Frank Cho Batgirl statue, and much more.

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Alphonse Mucha

With 10 additional 6x9 inch prints! Only the first 35 copies will come with additional prints. Our Highest Recommendation. By Thomas Negovan. By 1899, Alphonse Mucha was the most recognizable artist of Art Nouveau graphics and the most celebrated illustrator in Paris. So Mucha insisted upon creating a deeply personal work, a magnificent, oversized deluxe limited edition, Le Pater. For the remainder of his life he considered this his masterpiece. This Symbolist story features a female deity protecting humankind, sophisticated occult themes and mystical illustrations. And this edition from Century Guild is one of the most beautifully produced books I've seen: oversized, quarter leather, gilt embossed cover and gilt page edges...and packed with amazing work, from never-before-seen studies and paintings, each magnificent page of Le Pater itself. Century Guild, 2019...More.

Item Code: ALPMH
Hard Cover, 12x16, 224pg, Partial Color

WORLD OF MUCHA A Journey to Two Fairylands Paris and Czech
Highly Recommended. By Hiroshi Unno. A superlative collection of Mucha's works, behind highly ornate, silver-embossed covers, spanning his entire career from his beginnings in Paris to his final days in what was then known as Czechoslovakia after four years in the United States. His most representative works are featured, not only in the field of fine art but also in editorial design and graphic design. As a special feature, this book introduces more typography and package design works compared to other publications on Mucha's work. A good deal of this is not collected elsewhere. And, of course, Mucha's masterpiece the "Slav Epic" is also covered in detail, along with an interpretation and its historical background. PIE, 2017...More.

Item Code: WORMU
Soft Cover, 7x10, 352pg, Full Color

MUCHA By Daniel Kiecol
Bargain-priced! Highly Recommended. Art Nouveau, elegant ornamentation, sensual women, rare book, furniture and interior design and stunning "Slave Epic" paintings. Hardly any other artist proved a greater virtuoso in this style than Alphonse Mucha. From concert posters to perfume and chocolate advertisements to fine art, here is the entire range of Mucha's career in a handsome little square hardcover. Many lesser-known works including oil paintings, magazine covers, and murals. Excellent, highly detailed reproduction in full color. Konemann, 2017...More.

Item Code: MUCHAH
Hard Cover, 7x7, 216pg, Full Color

We also have three copies left of the 2020 Mucha Calendar [AM20. $14.99, $7.50]. See our website for a few more books with Mucha art and/or references.

Highly Recommended. Edited by Todd Spoor and Bill Cox. Cover by Tran Nguyen (Ambedo) and back cover by Spectrum Grand Master Donato Giancola. This once again contains one of the most diverse groups of artists selected by their jury panel. 268 artists are represented, with works ranging from traditionally painted to digitally painted, illustrations in pencil, pen and ink or gold leaf, to sculpted works. Justin Gerard's image "For Hate's Sake" won IBA 7's grand prize, with artists Annie Stegg Gerard, Jeremy Wilson, Colin Poole, and Tran Nguyen also receiving grand prize awards. Infected By Art, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: INA07H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 328pg, Full Color

The deluxe edition of Volume 7 is sold out. Also available:

Volume 1 [INA01. $30]

Volume 4 [INA04H. $49.99, $42.50]

Volume 5 [INA05H. $49.99, $34.95] – Five copies left at this price

Volume 6 Deluxe signed [INA06D. $60, $45] – six copies left at this price

Volume 6 Hardcover [INA06H. $39.99]


Comic Book Archives

1964-71. Recommended. By Stan Lee, Roy Thomas et al. Art by Don Heck, John Buscema et al. Collecting the origins of the Black Widow for the very first time! From her debut as a Russian spy in the pages of Tales of Suspense, Natasha Romanoff was instantly one of Marvel's most iconic characters. This amazing collection takes you through her early days with Hawkeye, into her first adventures with the Avengers -and on to her first solo series! Thrill to a captivating and complex saga as the Black Widow evolves from villain to hero -and defines herself as one of comics' greatest characters. Boasting stories and art by a who's who of Silver Age greats, this Epic Collection is ground zero for every Black Widow fan! Marvel, 2020...More.

Item Code: BLWE
Soft Cover, 7x10, 408pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Still coming is the Black Widow Omnibus [BLAWH. $100, $85], due in April. This collects everything in the above softcover volume and quite a bit more, 896 pages in all.

You'll find the Black Widow in 12 more products, from guest appearances to sketchbook drawings, on our website. She gets around! The Black Widow film starring Scarlet Johansson opens April 24.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Epic Collection Volume 5 The Secret of the Petrified Tablet
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #68-85, Annual Vol. 3-4, Annual #5, 1968-70. Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by John Romita, John Buscema et al. Two of the fiercest crime lords in New York City are on a quest to decipher an ancient petrified tablet whose secrets promise great power! It's an indisputable classic by two of Marvel's greatest creators, Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. And that's not all they have in store! J. Jonah Jameson has the Daily Bugle working overtime to brand Spider-Man as Public Enemy Number One, the Prowler hits the scene, the Black Widow debuts her sultry new spy gear, and the origin of Peter's parents is revealed! Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: AME05
Soft Cover, 7x10, 464pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Volumes 1 [ASME01. $34.99], & Volume 4 [ASME04. $39.99, $34.99 ea]. Volume 2 is out of print, Volume 3 is available via special order [AME03. $39.99].

DOOM PATROL By John Byrne Omnibus
Collects Doom Patrol #1-18, the complete run, 2004-06; JLA #94-99 and more. Recommended. The World's Strangest Heroes are back, in the way that only the legendary writer/artist John Byrne can deliver! This reunites Robotman, Elasti-Girl, Negative Man and Niles Caulder with a host of edgy new heroes. Byrne, best known for his unforgettable work on Marvel's X-Men and for taking on Fantastic Four, has the team encounter the vampiric threat of Crucifer, head to the Antarctic to stop a pack of mysterious creatures from before the dawn of time, rescue a team of scientists conducting ocean research on an ancient, deadly species of monsters and much more. DC, 2020...More.

Item Code: DOJBH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 672pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

In stock is The Doom Patrol Silver Age Omnibus, The Silver Age Volume 1 softcover, and Doom Patrol Volume 2.

Collects #1-4, 1955. Recommended. By Dan Keyes and Robert Bernstein. Art by Jack Kamen. Perhaps EC's most controversial and risky title! The complete run of Psychoanalysis, recolored digitally using the original palette, featuring art by legendary comics talent Jack Kamen and stories by Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon)! A journey into the subconscious minds of three people searching for answers to each one's personal turmoil. The beautiful but troubled Ellen Lyman; youngster Freddy Carter, and Mark Stone, television writer and womanizer. Issue #4 even wraps up each one's diagnosis and cures each! Dark Horse, 2020...More.

Item Code: ECPSH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 144pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

See all available EC Archives titles here, as well as other EC-related books like the new Choke Gasp: The Best of 75 Years of EC Comics [CHOKH. $49.99, $39.99].


Graphic Novels

By Frederik Peeters. Award-winning Swiss graphic novelist Frederik Peeters (Blue Pills) soars to new heights with an existential interplanetary epic that never strays far from the human heart. Lupus Lablennorre is a man on the run. Like a cosmic Odysseus, he wanders from planet to planet, haunted by his past and orbiting around a woman. He meets Sanaa, a beautiful runaway, but when tragedy strikes, they're forced to flee to new worlds. Each offers many ways to disappear. But Lupus will find that the tendrils of friendship, love, and family are not so easily severed. Occasional nudity. IDW, 2019...More.

Item Code: LUPU
Soft Cover, 8x11, 392pg, b&w
$29.99 $26.99

Collects #1-5, 2019. By Meredith Finch. Art by Adeke, covers by Jay Anacleto & Romulo Fajardo, Jr. All-new. Robert E. Howard's Valeria, the hero from the classic Conan story "Red Nails," in a story set before that tale! Before she became a pirate and mercenary -- before she crossed paths with Conan and the Red Brotherhood -- Valeria was a young woman from Aquilonia seeking justice for a crime gone unpunished. But as she makes her way in the cruel Hyborian world, proving herself against those who doubt her abilities, she will find more than she bargained for in her thirst for vengeance! Marvel, 2020...More.

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

The first book in this series is Age of Conan Belit [AGECB. $15.99]. See more Conan collections on our website.

ISLANDIA Volume 1 Boreal Landing
Recommended. By Marc Vedrines. Sometime during the 1600s, Jacques, a young orphan from France, stows away aboard a fishing boat heading to Icelandic waters. Willing to brave the dangers and the rough life of a sailor, he is intent on one goal: to go to Iceland. There he hopes to find answers to the mysterious visions that have plagued him since childhood, to his unexplained ability to speak and read Icelandic, and also to the strange phenomena that sometimes occur around him. Cinebook, 2019...More.

Item Code: ISL01
Soft Cover, 9x11, 52pg, Full Color



Almost Gone! Already out of print. Recommended. By Adam Glass and Olivia Cuartero-Briggs. Art by Hayden Sherman. Geneva. Winter. 1816, Mary, her fiancé Percy, sisters Claire and Fanny, and the celebrated poet Lord Byron find themselves guests of the eerie Frankenstein Estate. The macabre and frightening events that follow lead Mary to both a gruesome and shocking discovery. Their mysterious host is not at all what they expected, and their intentions will change the course of Mary's life forever! "A fun gothic romp." -Newsrama. Variant covers by Bernard Chang and Brandon Peterson. Bonus artist interview & character and page studies. Aftershock, 2020. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: MARMH01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color

Recommended. By Elizabeth Campbell Denlinger. Commemorating the two-hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein, trace the origins and impact of Mary Shelley's novel -- a classic of world literature, a masterpiece of horror, and a forerunner of science fiction. Shelley conceived the archetype of the mad scientist who dares to flout the laws of nature. She devised a conflicted creature, eloquent and repulsive, torn between good and evil. In the movies he can be a brute pure and simple, yet he is still an object of compassion. Includes an art gallery with illustrations by Wrightson, Lynd Ward and Barry Moser, comics by Dick Briefer and Ploog, powerful movie posters and much more. Handsome black cloth with silver-embossed cover design. New York Public Library, 2018...More.

Item Code: ITSALH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 336pg, Text/Partial Color
$54.95 $47.50

Special Order - takes 3-4 weeks! Recommended. By Mary Shelley. Art by Nino Carbé. Newly designed and reset, this handsome hardbound edition reprints all of Nino Carbé's starkly beautiful pen-and-ink drawings and decorative endpieces from one of the earliest illustrated editions of Frankenstein, from 1932. Bonus images include five full-color paintings, two double-page, created by Carbé in the 1980s after he became a noted Walt Disney artist. The artist's daughter, Elizabeth Carbé, provides a new foreword. Calla, 2016...More.

Item Code: FRASH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 226pg, Text/Partial Color

FRANKENSTEIN The First Two Hundred Years
Highly Recommended. By Christopher Frayling. This book, celebrating the 200th birthday of Frankenstein, traces the journey of Shelley's Frankenstein from limited-edition literature into the bloodstream of contemporary culture. With text by renowned Gothic scholar Sir Christopher Frayling, it includes new research on the novel's origins; a facsimile reprint of the earliest-known manuscript version of the creation scene; visual material on adaptations for the stage, in magazines, on playbills, in prints and in books of the 19th century; visual essays and stills on many of the film versions and their inspirations in the history of art; and Frankenstein in popular culture--on posters, advertisements, packaging, in comics and graphic novels. Reel Art Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: FRAFH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 208pg, Partial Color

FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE, ALIVE! TRIO The Complete Collection Hardcover
Collects #1-4 in a deluxe oversized hardcover. Bonus Gallery. Our Highest Recommendation. By Steve Niles. Art by Bernie Wrightson, with Kelley Jones. Inspired by Mary Shelley's immortal gothic horror tale, Frankenstein Alive, Alive brings new life to the Promethean monster, courtesy of Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein, Swamp Thing). Victor Frankenstein's cobbled together creature continues his adventures, embarking on a journey to discover his own humanity. Bonus 18-page gallery section of never-before-seen layouts and pencils by Wrightson, some with the original text, all scanned from the original art. All-new Introduction by Steve Niles, a tribute to his friend Bernie. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: FRALH
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Partial Color
$24.99 $21.99

Closeout Price! Limited, 300! Collects #28-33, 1954. Recommended. Written and drawn by Dick Briefer, with Mort Meskin and Marvin Stein. While earlier issues were pure humor, here Frankenstein continues, and in fact concludes, its dark, sinister turn into pure horror. I particularly like these stories, as the mute monster relentlessly deals out harsh, final justice to anyone who wishes him ill. He also became a silent judge-and-jury when he finds others persecuted or wronged. Each issue also includes two back-up stories, horror tales typical of the horror comics genre before the code came along. PS Artbooks, 2015. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FRA08D
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$64.99 $21.99

We also have Volume 8 in hardcover, with no slipcase [FRA08H. $48, $14.95]. All on sale are Volumes 3-7 in both slipcased ($21.99 ea) and hardcover ($14.95 ea) editions. Most of these are in very short supply, as few as two copies left. Also listed this week in Rare & Out of Print is Frankenstein A Portfolio by Berni Wrightson, signed and numbered [RB1400. $125].



Numbered & limited, 5,000. Recommended. Designed by Frank Cho. Kicking off the newest series of DC Collectibles' famous DC Cover Girls line is Batgirl, designed by one of the most popular artists today, Frank Cho. Cho's clever take on Barbara Gordon gives a touch of humor to the piece and we like it. Here's the classic Batgirl from her early days, in the original costume that was directly spun off from Batman's own. Cho will continue as inspiration for this new line. Next up is his rendition of Harley Quinn, which we'll be announcing soon. Colorful box. DC, 2020...More.

Item Code: DCCGBG
9" tall, Full Color

See our website for the latest statues. You can also search for them by price, to find any on sale.

Special Order - takes 3-4 weeks! Numbered & limited, 3000. By Joe Allard. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. The Rocketeer returns! The retro, rocket-fueled superhero strikes a pose atop a building in this new Premier Collection resin statue, clearly in the style of creator Dave Stevens. That in turn inspired his appearance in the classic Disney film, which is in turn based on Dave Stevens' original creation. It all goes around! This is large, approximately 11 inches high. It is limited to only 3,000 numbered pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Diamond Select Toys, 2019...More.

Item Code: ROCKE
11" tall, Full Color

We have three copies, in various condition, of the very first Rocketeer graphic novel, The Rocketeer: All Five Action Chapters, 1985, in our Rare Books section, Softcover: RB1223 $40, Softcover: RB328 $50, and Hardcover: ROKH. $100, $75.

Also in stock is:

Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures Deluxe [RCKD. $75]

Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artisan Edition [DSRAE. $39.99]

Rocketeer: High Flying Adventures [ROCHFH. $39.99, $34.99]

Rocketeer at War [ROCW. $19.99, $13]

Rocketeer The Official Movie Adaptation, cover by Dave Stevens, art by Russ Heath, a warehouse find from 1991. [ROCKOMA. $6.95, $5.00].

We also have Dave's Just Teasing: Poster-Size Fantasy and Pin-Up Art – published in 1991. We knew a dealer with a stash for several years but he's now sold out. We have just three left. It was published in 1991 at $30. As new: [DPOSTER. $45].

DAVE STEVENS Selected Sketches & Studies Volume 2
Limited, 1500. Original publication price. Highly Recommended. By Dave Stevens. Listed elsewhere for far more! The second-ever sketchbook produced by the premier good-girl artist of recent times. Dave created The Rocketeer and was the prime mover in Bettie Page being rediscovered. Published by Dave himself, here are the last copies of his original 1,500 copy printing. Dave passed away before signing them. Includes drawings of Bettie Page, Suzie Wong, a Clint Eastwood portrait, Star Wars pieces, The Rocketeer, a steamy Phantom Lady cover, Blonde Avenger, Aurora, Vampirella, Shewolf, Fatima, and serious (and amazing) nude studies from actresses and models. Bulldog Studios, 2003. Out of Print. Mature Readers...More.

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

We have just twelve copies left, in as-new condition.


New Frazetta Art Book--Coming Soon

Signed by Spurlock. 16 bonus pages, illustrated slipcase. Highly Recommended. By David Spurlock. Afterword by Frank Frazetta Jr. J. David Spurlock started crafting this book by reviving the original million-selling 1970s mass market art book, Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta. Then he expanded and revised it to include twice as many images and presents them at a much larger coffee-table book size of 10.5 x 14.5 inches! The collection is brimming with both classic and previously unpublished works of the subjects Frazetta is best remembered for, including barbarians, beasts, and buxom beauties. Vanguard, 2020. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: FANPFD
Hard Cover, 10x15, 120pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. By David Spurlock. Afterword by Frank Frazetta Jr. J. David Spurlock started crafting this book by reviving the original million-selling 1970s mass market art book, Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta. Then he expanded and revised it to include twice as many images and presents them at a much larger coffee-table book size of 10.5 x 14.5 inches! The collection is brimming with both classic and previously unpublished works of the subjects Frazetta is best remembered for, including barbarians, beasts, and buxom beauties. Vanguard, 2020. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: FANPFH
Hard Cover, 10x15, 104pg, Full Color

The deluxe is slated for April, the hardcover for May, but these might be optimistic dates. We will also handle the softcover edition. It will be announced when it comes in.

See our website for more Frazetta. Hermes just announced they have copies of the deluxe Frank Frazetta Art and Remembrances, signed by Frank Jr. It was understood to be out of print. We're bringing this back into stock. [FRARD. $125, $110].



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, January 2020 and February 2020.

Coming in May

THE PHANTOM The Complete Sundays Volume 7
1961-63. Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Wilson McCoy. This volume finishes up with the Wilson McCoy years and begins the long awaited Sy Barry years of the Sunday strips!  Fans of The Ghost Who Walks have waited for years to have a complete series of full size hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays by the original artist. Thirteen storylines ranging from “The River Gang” (January 10 to May 22, 1960) to “The Astronauts and the Pirates” (November 4, 1962 to May 12, 1963). Plus documentary materials and a detailed essay. Hermes, 2020. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: PHS07H
Hard Cover, 13x9, 208pg, Full Color
$70.00 $62.50

Still available are volumes 2 [PHS02H. $60, $54.95], and 4-6 [PHS04H, etc. $65, $57.50]. Volumes 1 and 3 are currently out of print, although I believe Hermes just announced a new printing of Volume 1. See our website for more Phantoms, including the enormous The Phantom Full Size Newspaper Strips 1939-42 [PHSA01H. $129.99, $109].

1972-77. Highly Recommended. By Michael Fleisher et al. Art by Tony DeZuniga et al. One of the greatest and most memorable Western characters in comics, the dramatically scarred Jonah Hex rode the high plains in search of vengeance and justice in these 1970s stories collected here for the first time. A former Confederate soldier, Hex traveled from town to town helping those in need, stopping evildoers but often exacting a high price. Collects adventures from All-Star Western #10-11, Weird Western Tales #12-14 and #16-38, last issue with Hex, and The Amazing World of DC Comics #13. DC Comics, 2020. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: WEIWTH
Hard Cover, 896pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

See more Western-genre archives and graphic novels on our website.

Collects Strange Tales #151-168 & Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-3, 5, 1966-68. Highly Recommended. By Jim Steranko, Stan Lee et al. Rarely before and rarely since has the comics industry seen a talent as innovative as Jim Steranko. Blending together influences surrealist and psychedelic to Will Eisner and Wallace Wood, Steranko's groundbreaking style is an incomparable visual language. Here is Steranko's complete tenure on Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a single, massive King-Size edition that showcases all its glory in enormous size! These are the stories that defined Nick Fury as the premier spymaster, operating in the covert shadows of the Marvel Universe. Marvel, 2020. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: STERRH
Hard Cover, 14x21, 336pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

Highly Recommended. By Jim Steranko. In the mid-1960s, Jim Steranko burst into the Marvel Age of comics in a BIG way, and the innovative, cinematic techniques he introduced in his brief tenure there still stand as a high-water mark in the history of graphic storytelling. More than any other series, Steranko is most associated with Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. This Artist's Edition collects the first 12 stories of Steranko's run from Strange Tales #151-162, as well as all his covers from these issues--plus extras! IDW, 2014. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Slight roll to the top corner of the cover....More.

Item Code: SNFAEH
Hard Cover, 15x22, 176pg, Full Color

See the website for more items with Steranko.

1970-80. By Steve Gerber, Don McGregor et al. Cursed by an experiment gone wrong, Dr. Michael Morbius has an unquenchable thirst for blood -- yet his heart beats like any other man. He is a living vampire, not one of the undead! In this amazing Omnibus is the complete original Morbius saga, from his first appearance through both his first color comic and black-and-white series, and into the rare stories that concluded his tragic tale. The sometimes mad, sometimes misunderstood Morbius contends not just with Marvel's heroes but with bizarre cultists and satanic demons! Marvel, 2020. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: MORLH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 864pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00


Coming in June

CLOAK AND DAGGER Omnibus Volume 1
1983-87. By Bill Mantlo, Chris Claremont et al. The deadly duo of darkness and light! As Cloak and Dagger wage war on drugs, crime lords Silvermane and the Kingpin are in their sights -- and Spider-Man is stuck in the middle! Then follow Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen into their own uncanny adventures, and discover what set them on their vigilante path together. Detective O'Reilly wants to arrest them, Father Delgado wants to reform them, but does anyone really understand them? Featuring Doctor Strange, the New Mutants and Power Pack! Marvel, 2020. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: CLD01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 880pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Amazing Adventures #1-6; Amazing Adult Fantasy #7-14; Amazing Fantasy #15, 1961-62. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby et al. At the dawn of the Silver Age, Stan and the gang were offering readers a cadre of ten-ton terrors, from Torr to Manoo to Monsteroso -- along with weird tales of witchcraft, Martians and Dr. Druid. Then Lee and Ditko took over the title and seamlessly transitioned into an all-new more mature storytelling, featuring aliens, time travel, ghosts and atomic nightmares! Ditko's lushly illustrated stories set a new standard for comic art, and Lee raised the bar with his powerful, thoughtful scripts. And, oh, in the last issue they created Spider-Man. Marvel, 2020. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: AMAFH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 448pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

MARVEL MASTERWORKS The Spectacular Spider-Man Volume 3
Collects Spectacular Spider-Man #32-42 Annual #1, 1979-80, plus more. By Bill Mantlo, Tony Isabella et al.. Art by Sal Buscema, Jim Mooney, et al. Peter Parker and Dr. Curt Connors (a.k.a. the Lizard) have always shared a unique bond. Both are men of science, but one was gifted with powers while the other was cursed. Only together can these sometimes allies, sometimes adversaries, survive the unstoppable Iguana. Then, in a two-part Annual extravaganza, comes Doc Ock! All the while, Peter's increasingly on edge. The bizarre horror of the Swarm and a battle with Morbius, the Living Vampire, do little to help. Then, the emergence of the Schizoid Man pushes him over the line. Marvel, 2020. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: MMSS03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 312pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

Volumes 1 and 2 of this series are both on sale now but only while our supply lasts [MMSS01H, MMSS02H. $75, $45 each]. We have just two copies of Vol 1 and four of Vol 2.

See our website for more recent Spider-Man releases.


Coming in July

1966-81. Highly Recommended. By Gardner Fox & Murphy Anderson, Michael Fleisher & Jim Aparo et al.. Originally introduced in 1940 and co-created by Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman, the Spectre was a green-caped, white-skinned, all-powerful demi-god who meted out his own version of justice. DC's grim arbiter resurfaced in the 1960s, brought back by the dream-team of Julius Schwartz, Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson in Showcase 1966, then to The Brave and the Bold, ten issues of his own title, also by Fox and Anderson, and ultimately to return to the all-powerful 1940s version dark Spectre as reimagined by Fleisher and Aparo in Adventure Comics #431-440. DC Comics, 2020. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: SPEWRH
Hard Cover, 680pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

The Spectre is mentioned in a number of comic book histories. See our website.


Rare & Out of Print


This week we have three new listings by Vaughn Bode, and two portfolios by Berni Wrightson. We also added the portfolio Repent Harlequin Said The Ticktockman $200, signed by Harlan Ellison and Jim Steranko.

Two books from Frank Frazetta this week, Fascination $75, and the German version of Master of Fantasy Art $80.

Also this week The Fantastic Art of Beksinski $170, Weird Tales by Alistair Durie, $45, and the previously listed Pinocchio by Pierre Lambert, $300.


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Russ Cochran 1937-2020


Russ just passed away last weekend, at the age of 82. Russ was one of the most important publishers in the comics field. He helped son-in-law (later on) Bruce Hershenson to do the first EC Reprints in the early 1970s. Then he did his own EC Classics, EC Portfolios, King Portfolio, The Complete EC Library, co-published The Complete Carl Barks Library and The Complete Little Lulu Library, some in cooperation with Bruce Hamilton/Another Rainbow. These two gentlemen and Burrell Rowe also opened the fabled Camelot Comic Book Store in Houston in the seventies. They hired a young Richard Evans and put him on path to opening his own stores, Bedrock City Comics, also in Houston.

Along the way Russ did superb reprints of Thunda #1, and also re-reprinted all the EC comics in individual issues and annuals. He also started (with Gemstone) the EC Archives series, which Dark Horse is still publishing today.

Russ was a physics professor, still teaching when I first met him. We both did the convention circuit throughout the 1970s, across the U.S., just as he began his publishing ventures. At the end of every show, he'd come up, put his arm around my shoulders, and say “Bud, let's make a deal.” I'd go home with restocks of his books and he'd go home in an emptier truck. He always had Dr. Pepper—in bottles—to share, he brought his own personal stash.

I carried all of his comics-related books and they were featured in catalog after catalog for years. I still sell his out of print Complete EC, Barks and Lulu Libraries, along with anything else I can find of his. All his books were top quality and built to last, with pride of place in any collection (mine included).

My good friend Bruce Hershenson (, who moved out from New York and lived with me for a little while in the early 1970s, eventually married Russ's daughter Sylvia and they have had five children. Bruce and Sylvia still live in West Plains, Russ's home town, not far from his rustic, rural spread near the Arkansas border.

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I've visited Russ and Bruce twice over the years, and here is a picture of the first visit. I'm meeting Russ's chimp Sammy on his home turf in the back yard. That's a very young Sylvia in the background. You could certainly write quite the story about Russ and his career in comics. Right up to this week, he was still holding his monthly comic art auctions.

Russ was truly a "good old boy" in the very best sense of the word. Smart, creative, supportive, and a rugged individual. And he loved EC and Frazetta and all the good stuff. Besides Sammy the Chimp, Russ had wonderful long Tarzan ropes to swing on from the trees on his place, and last I saw him, he was water-blasting away the hillside between his place and a river below, exposing the rocks and making it look like...Tarzan's jungle. Sammy had lots of space to swing around out back there above the river.

Rest in Peace, my friend. You made a great many collectors, including myself, very happy with the wonderful collections you gave us.

Upcoming Shows

San Diego Comic Fest March 5-8 — I'm only attending this, not setting up. I will be doing a panel with Jeff Gelb and others on the late Bill Schelly and I plan to give away copies of Bill's Golden Age of Comics Fandom to any and all who attend the panel. I'll bring a few other books to sell at half price if I can find a place to put them out.

Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show, Glendale, March 8 — Again, no set up, but will try and get up there if I can break away early from Comic Fest.

We'll be exhibiting at these two shows:

Sac-Con [Sacramento Comic Book Show, at Cal Expo] — March 22

Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair — March 28



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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Illustration Magazine #67, new Blackhawk Archives, Steve Canyon, Terry Moore’s Five Years, new Alter Ego, Heavy Metal magazine and Nuke ’em!

We've got a new Illustration Magazine with three important artists. A new Blackhawk Archives is here as Spielberg is considering a Blackhawk film! Steve Canyon continues with Volume 10, Terry Moore's Five Years unites the Terryverse, Alter Ego has a new issue, Joshua Middleton gets a DC Poster Portfolio. Black Panther is in a postcard book, Luke Skywalker has new manga-style stories. We're handling Heavy Metal magazine again. We have new and on-sale Bettie Page. And don't miss Nuke 'em!

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Highly Recommended. Art by Vincent DiFate, James Bingham, John Fernie. A top-notch issue with three excellent artists profiled. Sci-fi illustrator Vincent DiFate is well known for his spectacular spaceships and robots on countless paperback covers back to the early 1960s and the era of the "Ace Doubles." Next up, Samson Pollen was an unsung but prolific master of men's sweat mag artwork, doing covers and interiors, many iconic. He's recently been collected in several books--here's an introduction to his work. Last up is Ray Prohaska, a top-tier magazine illustrator from the 1930s to the end of the sixties. Illustrated Press, 2020...More.

Item Code: IL67
Magazine, 9x11, 80pg, Partial Color

Sam Pollen, covered in this issue, is the subject of two excellent art books: Pollen's Women [POLLWH. $39.95] and Pollen's Action [POLLAH. $39.95].

#65 has unexpectedly sold out, but we have most other recent issues. We also just brought in a new batch of the out of print issues, all the way back to #1. See them all on our website.

Click here for all available Illustrated Press art books—coming in March is Stanley Meltzoff, Picture Maker [STANMH. $44.95].


Comic Book Archives

1987-89. Highly Recommended. By Howard Chaykin. Blackhawk is currently in development as a movie from director Steven Spielberg. Howard Chaykin's 1988 miniseries is collected here for the first time. In this new story, Blackhawk is on American soil and in trouble. Accused of Communist leanings, he stumbles across a plot to overthrow the U.S. government and bomb New York City concocted by former Nazis out for revenge. You know the rest of the Blackhawks are close by, ready for aerial combat or on-the-ground fisticuffs. DC Comics, 2020...More.

Item Code: BLABLH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 384pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Click here for all references to Blackhawk, including Jim Steranko's coverage of them here, which no fan should be without:

1972 printing, with minor defects. Our Highest Recommendation. Artist, writer, publisher, magician, film storyboard designer....he has done it all. Here Jim Steranko goes back to his first love and chronicles the epic story of comics' Golden Age creators and super-heroes. Emphasis is on the Quality and Fawcett heroes in this volume, as well as ”Flying Heroes” like Airboy and Captain Midnight, and extra-length coverage of Will Eisner and The Spirit. Blackhawk, Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, Plastic Man, Uncle Sam, Dollman, and others! More than 455 dynamite vintage covers! Bonus all-new full-page art by Reed Crandall (Blackhawk) and Ken Bald (Fawcett heroes). Crown Publishing, 1972. Some copies have slight bumps or small tears to the cover....More.

Item Code: STER02
Soft Cover, 9x12, 132pg, Full Color

NUKE 'EM! Classic Cold War Comics Celebrating The End of The World
Collects Atomic War! #1-4 & World War III #1-2,1952-53. Recommended. Art by Ken Rice, Lou Cameron et al. Comic books of the fifties played on the fear of atomic war and World War III. This new historic reprint looks back at those good ole days! This volume reprints the complete runs of Atomic War! (Ace, 1952-53) and World War III (also from Ace, 1953) and can be read as great action/adventure stories, classic “war” comics or as an eerie, unanticipated commentary on today's tribulations. Lou Cameron's fine artwork is featured in almost every issue. These scarce comics guide at well over $1000 in even low grade. Hermes Press, 2019...More.

Item Code: NUKH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 192pg, Full Color
$54.99 $49.99

BABES IN ARMS Women in Comics During The Second World War
Almost Gone! By Trina Robbins. Art by Barbara Hall, Jill Elgin, Lily Renee and Fran Hopper. During the Golden Age, publishers offered titles supporting the war effort — presenting fighting men and their feminine counterparts — babes in arms! Comic books during this period featured US servicewomen fighting all of the Axis bad guys and gave several of the most noteworthy women artists of the era opportunities to create action-packed, adventure-filled, four-color stories. Short bios, original art and photos of each artist are followed by 21 complete stories in full color culled from Speed Comics, Green Hornet, Wings, Fight, etc. Hermes, 2017...More.

Item Code: BABAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 176pg, Full Color
$60.00 $54.95

Click here for all Hermes books: Pogo, The Phantom, Frank Thorne, Gladys Parker, Bernie Wrightson, Johnny Hazard, etc.


Comic Strips, Histories, Postcard & Posterbooks


STEVE CANYON Volume 10 1965-1966
Contraband Cargo. Dailies and Sundays. Recommended. By Milton Caniff. Shades of Terry and the Pirates! Steve roams the Far East, learning that politics makes strange bedfellows as he first teams up with Cheetah in Taiwan, then goes undercover in Hanoi to rescue “Herself” Muldoon! In between he encounters another femme fatale from his past, now harrying the Hong Kong waters under the nom de guerre “Madame Hook.” Sports are also prominent, as gangsters squeeze Poteet and Shaky Blopp in order to get points shaved. Steve races to stop a Communist plot to drop an atomic bomb on a football stadium (!), and baseball works its magic to save the day—and an old friend—in far-off Mahnay. Library of American Comics, 2020...More.

Item Code: SC10H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 336pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

See our website for all available previous volumes: Volumes 1-4 and 7-9. All are the same discounted price of $39.99. Volumes 5 and 6 are out of print.

New printing. Recommended. By Keith Dallas. Covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details: a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends. The rise and fall of Jim Shooter at Marvel Comics! The ascendancy of Frank Miller as a comic book superstar with Daredevil, Ronin and The Dark Knight! DC Comics' reboot with Crisis on Infinite Earths and its renaissance with a British invasion of talent: Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Neil Gaiman! The emergence of Direct Market-exclusive publishers like Eclipse Comics, Pacific Comics, First Comics, Comico, Dark Horse Comics and others! TwoMorrows, 2019...More.

Item Code: ACB02H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Full Color
$48.95 $44.95

See the other excellent volumes in this series: 1940-44, 1960-64, 1965-69, 1970s and 1990s. The 1950s is out of print (but available as a digital file from the publisher); the second half of the 1940s is still to come.

Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas. The great early days of Dave Cockrum, Legion of Super-Heroes artist and co-developer of the revived mid-1970s Uncanny X-Men, as revealed in art-filled letters to buddy Paul Allen and augmented by rare, previously unseen illustrations. And Dave's amazing 1960s-70s drawings of Edgar Rice Burroughs heroes. Plus author Manly Wade Wellman,  Charles Biro, "The Other Stan Lee,"  super-collector & early comic shop owner Malcolm Willits, John Broome, Bill Schelly, and the first installment of From the Tomb, the famous British horror-zine. Twomorrows, 2020...More.

Item Code: AE163
Soft Cover, 8x11, 80pg, Full Color

Issues back to #150 are still available, all $9.95, except #160, which is sold out.  We also have the original #10, one copy, [RB966. $30] from 1969, with an interview with Bill Everett!

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas and Bill Schelly. More fantastic features from the fabled fanzine begun in 1961 by Jerry Bails & Roy Thomas covering undiscovered gems from all 11 original issues published between 1961 and 1978! Vintage articles about Tor, Hawkman, the Spectre, Blackhawk, the Justice League of America, the All Winners Squad, Robotman, Wonder Woman, the Heap, the Lensmen/Green Lantern connection--rarely-seen comics stories by Joe Kubert (a gorgeous, unsold "Tor" newspaper strip), Ronn Foss ("The Eclipse"), and Roy Thomas and Sam Grainger (adapting Gardner Fox's novel "Warrior of Llarn"). TwoMorrows, 2013...More.

Item Code: BESA02
Soft Cover, 9x11, 160pg, Text/b&w
$19.95 $9.95

20 Removeable Posters. Highly Recommended. This collection features Joshua Middleton's cover work and variant pieces including popular and favorite DC characters that shouldn't be missed. He is a master of the girls, especially sweet faces. Collects DC cover art for titles including Batman, Aquaman, Batgirl, Martian Manhunter, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Superman, DCeased, Dark Knight III, Vixen and more. Here also is Supergirl, Wonder Woman (2), Mera, Aquaman (3). Very, very impressive work and a nice variety of both serious and fun pieces. DC, 2020...More.

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

Also available, all at the same discounted price, in this series: Frank Cho, Jim Lee, and Stanley “Artgerm” Lau. We're very impressed with every one of these.

Recommended. Hardcover! Featuring major moments from the history of the Black Panther as illustrated by the finest talents to have ever delineated the adventures of T'Challa, his faithful friends and his bitter enemies! Whether he's hanging out with the Fantastic Four, serving alongside the Avengers, stalking the urban jungle of New York City or defending Wakanda as its noble warrior king, the Black Panther is one of Marvel's greatest heroes -- and his costume is one of the coolest around! 22-page introduction by Jess Harrold. Marvel, 2020...More.

Item Code: BLAPPH
Hard Cover, 4x6, 84pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99


Comics & Graphic Novels

HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE #297 Jacques Parnel Cover
By Ron Marz, Tim Seeley et al. Art by Gavin Smith, Chris Anderson et al. A frosty wonderland of festive stories on the first issue that we are stocking of this famous magazine. "A Knight So True", Cullen Bunn and Baldemar Rivas; "Sol Invictus", Abraham Martinez and Marco Perugini; "Black Metal Messiah", Justin Jordan and Chris Anderson; "A Midnight Clear", Ron Marz and Bart Sears; "Sinder Klaws Is Coming to Infinity Town", Jeffrey Burandt and Jason Goungar; "The Spirit of Giving", Tim Seeley, Pato Delpeche and Martin Tunica and four more stories. Heavy Metal, 2019...More.

Item Code: HM297
Magazine, 8x11, 144pg, Full Color

We will be handling this and all future issues (as long as sales warrant it) of this seminal magazine. We are unable to deal directly with the publisher, so we may be limited to just our initial order of each issue.

We ordered #296 [HM296. $9.99] but only got five copies. We are unsure if we can get more, since this came out in late 2019. So I'm only mentioning it here, click to see if it's still available. If we get more, I'll re-announce it.

Signed! Recommended. By Terry Moore. A formula has been developed to build a bomb that will destroy the most common element in the universe, hydrogen. Worried about what will happen when the news breaks, Katchoo and Francine have moved to a remote location with Sam (Motor Girl) as their bodyguard while Tambo employs the services of Rachel and Zoe (Rachel Rising) to gather information in Russia. Five Years brings all the characters in the Terryverse together for an epic story and high stakes adventure! Abstract Studio, 2019...More.

Item Code: FIV01S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, b&w

Also in stock is the Strangers in Paradise Gallery edition [TMSGEH. $125], the popular Rachel Rising Omnibus [RROS $55], Hide and Seek, The Chase, and Motor Girl #1—all signed.

STAR WARS The Legends of Luke Skywalker the Manga
Adopted by Akira Himekawa, Haruichi et al. Who is Luke Skywalker? Across the galaxies many have heard his name, but few have met the legendary Jedi. There are those who call him a merciless war criminal, others say he's not even a human, but a droid! Whether he is myth or man, those who claim they've encountered the elusive Luke Skywalker all have an unforgettable adventure to share. This pairs powerhouse Japanese manga creators with inspiring myths about Luke Skywalker, originally written as a prose novel by best-selling author Ken Liu. Viz Media, 2020...More.

Item Code: STLEG
Soft Cover, 7x8, 208pg, b&w

See more Star Wars on our website, including Taschen's amazing giant tome, Adventures from Vader's Castle, Classic Newspaper Strips, Complete Marvel Covers, and on sale, the 2016 calendar [SW16] for $3.99! Three left!


Bettie Page - New and Now On Sale

BETTIE PAGE #1 The Princess and The Pinup (Series 2)
Collects #1-5, 2019. By David Avallone. Art by Julius Ohta and Jordan Michael Johnson. The brand-new Queen of England has mysteriously vanished, and British Intelligence needs a helping hand from the world's greatest model spy! Can Bettie the First find Elizabeth the Second before the news gets out and panics all of Great Britain? Are UFOs involved? David Avallone (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) and Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes) present Bettie's return in "The Princess and The Pinup!" Includes 21 covers & variant covers by Ron Lesser, Ohta, Royle, David Williams and photo covers for each issue. Dynamite, 2019...More.

Item Code: BET01
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color

We still have the variant cover sets for this series, and click here for more Bettie.

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Irving Klaw. Written by Cara Winter. The collaboration between Bettie Page and Irving Klaw produced photographs that are far more than mere pin-ups, embracing fetish themes like bondage, girl fights, spanking, and all the fetish clothing, from seamed stockings to high heels. Here are satisfying large, full page photos, most of them very high quality, crisp and sharp. They have given generations of people something to admire, by showing one strong, unapologetic woman, at home in her curvaceous body, with flashing eyes and a killer smile. Mature Readers. PSG, 2017...More.

Item Code: BETINH
Hard Cover, 10x14, 158pg, b&w
$59.95 $29.95

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

BETTIE PAGE The Lost Years
Recommended. By Tori Rodriguez with Ron Brem. Foreword by Tempest Storm. Bettie's beloved sister Goldie, who looks very much like Bettie and was also an aspiring model, carefully stored heaps of incredible family photos, the bulk of which feature Bettie as either the sole subject or part of the shot. Many feature both girls in bikinis, posing at the beach. None of these hundreds of photos has ever been published until now, and few people even knew they existed. Goldie also saved approximately 29 letters from Bettie spanning the years 1949 to 2000, ranging in length from note-size to 18 full pages, which are used here to tell the unknown story, from Bettie herself, of Bettie's “lost years” following her retirement from modeling in 1957. Littlefield, 2018...More.

Item Code: BETLYH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 126pg, Partial Color
$27.95 $24.95

Click here for much more Bettie, including her very first biography from 1996, by Karen Essex and James Swanson, The Life of a Pin-Up Legend, signed by none other than Dave Stevens. Just one copy of this [RB1042. $250].

DC DESIGNER SERIES Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy Statue By Emanuela Lupacchino
Special Order - takes 3-4 weeks! Limited & numbered, 5,000! Recommended. Designed by Emanuela Lupacchino. This impressive, highly detailed DC Designer statue features two full figures, Gotham City's most famous villainesses: Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. Designed by amazing artist Emanuela Lupacchino, this statue perfectly captures both ladies in their revealing outfits--Harley in REAL black mesh stockings, Ivy with lots of skin and cleavage. Even the rose Harley is holding is very nicely detailed, and we like the lush green color of her outfit. Very well done. Hand-numbered on the base from 5000. DC, 2020...More.

Item Code: DCDHQP
11" tall, Full Color

Click here for our other statues in stock.



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, January 2020 and February 2020.

Coming in April

By Stan Lee, Roy Thomas et al. Collecting the complete early adventures, solo series and rare graphic novel appearances of the Black Widow! From her debut as a Russian spy in the earliest Iron Man stories, through her early days with the Avengers and her character-defining solo series, the story of Natasha Romanoff is one of comics' most captivating. She evolves from villain to teammate and finally into a hero all her own. She plays the spy game and fights in the dark corners of the Marvel Universe. Marvel, 2020. Due Apr. ...More.

Item Code: BLAWH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 896pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

We have no other Black Widow collections, but click here for her appearances in other places.


Coming in May

THE MOUNTAIN OF SMOKE By Jeffrey Alan Love Signed
Signed! This signed hardcover version comes with a quarter binding (custom material wrap to spine area that extends into the front and back covers) with spine stamp. In addition, a unique page with a reproduced piece of art exclusive to this edition was printed and bound into the book and signed by Jeffrey Alan Love. Limited to just our initial order. This is a collection of 51 paintings completed in acrylic, ink and pencil, directly from Jeff's sketchbook, which took him seven months to complete. The result is a fantasy collection where you create the story. Flesk, 2020. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: MOUND
Hard Cover, 12x9, 128pg, Partial Color

See the regular edition below, coming in August. We are also restocking the out of print Thousand Demon Tree, which sold out in hardcover. This was his first collection, now in softcover, also out in August.

SILVER SURFER Omnibus Volume 1
New Printing Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee, Roy Thomas et al. Norrin Radd sacrificed himself to save his planet and his true love Shalla-Bal from the world-devourer Galactus but the price was servitude as mighty Galactus' herald, the Silver Surfer! Now, exiled on Earth, the Surfer struggles to understand the beauty and humanity of mortal men, and nobly seeks to heal the rifts that separate man from his brothers. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the pages of Fantastic Four, the Surfer embodies Lee's socially conscious writing and Kirby's mind-blowing cosmic concepts -- joined by the one and only John Buscema! Marvel, 2020. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: SILS01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 576pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Collects #1-2, 1989, winner of the Eisner Award. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Moebius. One of the all-time great stories of the Silver Surfer, by Stan Lee and visionary French artist Jean Giraud, aka Moebius -- as stunning now as it was 30 years ago! A star falls to earth. Panic grips the planet as mankind prepares for its inevitable end. But the star is a ship, and inside is a god. All he asks is adoration. Overcome with relief, man rushes to obey. There is only one voice of dissent that will not be silenced: the Silver Surfer, who knows this "god" as his former master! Bonus 32 pages: Moebius talks about this work, and a portfolio of his Marvel posters, comics and book covers. Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: SILVPH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 88pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $34.99

TIMELY'S GREATEST The Golden Age Sub-Mariner by Bill Everett The Post-War Years Omnibus
Highly Recommended. By Bill Everett. After his service in World War II, Bill Everett returned to the Sub-Mariner without missing a beat. In fact, Everett's art and storytelling was better than ever. Never before reprinted, his post-war Sub-Mariner and Namora tales are anarchic, energetic and utterly endearing! This volume also features Everett's fan-favorite 1950s Sub-Mariner revival during Marvel's "Atlas Era." Alongside Namora, Princess Fen and intrepid love interest Betty Dean, Namor faces off against the nefarious Prince Byrrah, his own doppelganger, giant crocodiles and Communists aplenty! Marvel, 2020. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: TIMGSPH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 568pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

TIMELY'S GREATEST The Golden Age Sub-Mariner by Bill Everett The Pre-War Years Omnibus
Collects Marvel Comics #1, Marvel Mystery #2-31, Sub-Mariner #1-4, Human Torch #2-6, All Winners #1-4, Daring Mystery #7-8, Comedy #9. Our Highest Recommendation. By Bill Everett. For the first time ever, experience every adventure of Prince Namor from his 1939 debut through Bill Everett's February 1942 induction into the armed services. This debut volume celebrates the incomparable adventures of comics' first antihero--some of the finest art and stories to be found in the Golden Age! Bill Everett's Sub-Mariner cut a bold path, defending his undersea kingdom, invading New York City, fighting the Axis powers, and battling both against and alongside the Human Torch! Like his signature character, Everett was an iconoclast ahead of his time. His lush, detailed artwork and engrossing ongoing storylines were unlike anything else of the era! Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: TIMGASH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 872pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00

In this same series, see The Human Torch by Carl Burgos and The Golden Age Simon & Kirby Omnibus.

Marvel Graphic Novel #18, 1985; Sensational She-Hulk #1-8, 31-46, 48-50, 1989-93 + more. After making her a front-and-center star in his acclaimed Fantastic Four run, writer/artist John Byrne took She-Hulk solo in a classic graphic novel and an outrageous ongoing series! Now, Byrne's complete adventures are collected in one sensational Omnibus, as Jennifer Walters smashes the glass ceiling -- and the fourth wall -- in hilarious fashion! See She-Hulk targeted by S.H.I.E.L.D.! Battling Spider-Man! Beheaded! Facing Dr. Bong's wrath! On her own Star Truck! Hosting her own Golden Age guest star! Marvel, 2020. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: SENSHEH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 752pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. Including Fantastic Four Annual #6, the 48-page groundbreaking story that featured the birth of Franklin Richards! Also presenting issues #71, 82, 83, and 84, featuring the Inhumans, Doctor Doom, and others, plus a beautiful gallery section of some of Kirby's most incredible pages, all scanned from the original art! Like all of IDW's award-winning Artist Edition style books, each page has been painstakingly scanned from the original art to ensure the finest possible reproduction, mimicking the experience of seeing Kirby's hand-drawn pages. IDW, 2020. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: JKFFAE
Hard Cover, 8x12, 176pg, b&w

See more of Jack's Artist's Editions and other collections on our website.


Coming in June

Numbered & limited, 5,000. Recommended. Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews. Frank Cho's next statue in the DC Cover Girls line is the epitome of hope and happiness. Supergirl soars through the air in this whimsical piece of art that features Cho's take on the classic DC heroine. Sculpted and painted by Jonathan Matthews, this piece is expertly crafted to be a prized part of any collection. DC, 2020. Due June. ...More.

Item Code: DCCGSG
12" tall, Full Color


Coming in August

51 paintings completed in acrylic, ink and pencil, directly from Jeff's sketchbook, which took him seven months to complete. The result is a fantasy collection where you create the story. The viewer follows along as the artist loses himself in his practice of letting his mind wander to see what it unveils. Photographed to showcase Jeff's textures and paint strokes to give viewers the intimate feeling that they are holding the actual sketchbook. Over half of the paintings are accompanied by the artist's captions and initial pencil sketches. Details of 19 paintings are showcased. Flesk, 2020. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: MOUNH
Hard Cover, 12x9, 128pg, Partial Color


Rare & Out of Print


From the early 70's we have the Kids' Liberation Coloring Book and Promethean Enterprises #4 and #5, both publisher file copies.

Published in 1996, we have a beautiful art book by Lord Leighton, Frederic, Lord Leighton Eminent Victorian Artist.

From Frank Kelly Freas we have an original 1971 printing of The Astounding Fifties, and two reprints from 1990, all signed and numbered.

Also listed this week is an oversized collection by Al Hirschfeld, the pin-up art of George Petty, and the Eros Comix reprint of The Tijuana Bilbles.

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Mature Readers

Two new Cavewoman this week, Covers D and E of Habrok's Witch with Nude Variant covers. See more available Cavewoman on our website, as well as Budd's art book, Cave Paintings The Art of Budd Root [CAVPH. $30].

And an offbeat adult DVD, A Thousand and One Erotic Nights with two complete films on DVD/Blue Ray. See our website for more vintage adult films.

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We publish a color catalog every two months—if you’ve placed an order in the last 12 months, you will receive it hot off the press. If this is your first order, or if you’d like an extra copy, you can add one to your order: click here. Or call or send us your address and we’ll mail one to you. You can also download it here

Place your order before noon PST, Monday through Friday for SAME DAY shipping (for in-stock items).

Note: FREE SHIPPING OVER $300. If your order total is $300 or more and you are in the U.S., we pay the standard shipping cost.

Contact us: or 530-273-2166 Mon-Fri 9-4

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