Thursday, March 12, 2020

Mirages by Laurent Durieux, Churchill: A Graphic Biography, Christian Alzmann, Tarzan on Mars, Heavy Metal and more!

I like Mirages by Laurent Durieux, Churchill: A Graphic Biography, and two new-on-sale books: The Art of Christian Alzmann and the graphic novel Calamity Jane. Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth is a bargain, impressive and for all ages. We also have new PS Art Books, an All-Star Companion bundle, Tarzan Conqueror of Mars Deluxe, Marvel Comics #1000, Ditko's Master of Suspense Vol 2, Joe Quesada and The Great Crump!

I'm quite proud of our new catalog, which has a stunning cover by Alphonse Mucha. It contains an exceptional number of outstanding New & Coming items. Download it here. Then click on any title to link into our website and see more about every item. Print copies will be out in early April.

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Art Books

MIRAGES The Art of Laurent Durieux
Highly Recommended. Foreword by Francis Ford Coppola. When Edward Hopper meets Drew Struzan: the long awaited first monograph of Laurent Durieux. This Belgian illustrator is well known by pop culture fans for his cult movie poster remakes. They're freqently better than the originals, and certainly more authentic! The book includes a 6 page section of unpublished poster art. "...takes poster art to a high level. The images, which are stunningly executed, express ideas and themes of the movies he has chosen in new terms. They communicate much without words, and stand alongside the wonderful tradition of illustrative art." Cernunnos, 2020...More.

Item Code: MIRAH
Hard Cover, 7x12, 254pg, Full Color

TALES The Art of Christian Alzmann Signed
Closeout Price! Signed bookplate, only 18 left! Highly Recommended. By Christian Alzmann. Foreword by Aaron McBride. Afterword by Iain McCaig. We liked this so much back in 2013, when it came out, we asked Alzmann to sign bookplates for us. This is his collection of digital paintings, color sketches and pencils. He also walks the reader through his digital painting process. His first work was at Industrial Light & Magic, and he's been senior VFX Art Director there for quite some time. He's worked on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), AI (2013), and The Hunger Games (2012)! Design Studio, 2013...More.

Item Code: TACA
Soft Cover, 9x12, 103pg, Full Color
$29.95 $19.95

Foreword by magician David Copperfield. Rolly Crump is multi-disciplinary, mixed media artist, designer, and humorist whose work spans generations, continents, and genres. He has been a creator of or contributor to many Disney animated films and theme park attractions, cultural institutions, and far more. His work ranges in scale and scope form tiny one-of-a-kind toys to expansive fair pavilions. The one common denominator in Crump's work is humor -- he presents everything he creates with a smile and a wink. Baby Tattoo, 2019...More.

Item Code: GREACR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Partial Color
$30.00 $27.99

Hardbound portfolio of 12 plates. Recommended. By Joe Quesada. Legendary creator and artist Joe Quesada has left an indelible mark on comics from Amazing Spider-Man to Daredevil and more! Now, Marvel presents his finest covers, sans any text, in poster-sized prints in a handsome deluxe case. First in a new series of portfolios collecting the finest work from the finest Marvel artists. This features images of Capt. Marvel, Daredevil, (2), Spider-Man, Wolverine (2), Venom, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and a great 911 tribute, a firefigher with a Cap shield on his helmet! Marvel, 2020...More.

Item Code: MARPJQ
Hard Cover, 11x15, 12 prints, 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


Graphic Novels

CALAMITY JANE The Calamitous Life of Martha Jane Cannary 1852-1903
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Christian Perrissin. Art by Mathieu Blanchin. In a lively cartoonish style that reminds us of Dan O'Neill and underground comics! Return to the down-and-dirty days of the wild West where the living wasn't so easy... especially for women. Martha Jane Cannary was a bona fide frontierswoman, a professional scout, a drunk, and sometime whore, doing whatever it took to stay alive in those hardscrabble days. Writer Christian Perrissin (El Niño, Cape Horn) joins forces with Alph-Art-winning artist Matthieu Blanchin to tackle the legend of this formidable prairie girl and her daring life alongside the likes of Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok. In English for the first time ever. IDW, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: CALJH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 368pg, Duotone
$29.99 $18.99

CHURCHILL A Graphic Biography
Highly Recommended. By Vincent Delmas. Art by Christophe Regnault and Alessio Cammardella. Sir Winston Churchill is often referred to as the greatest Briton and is certainly one of the most important and central figures of the 20th century. Containing both his many pitfalls and triumphs, this graphic biography follows Churchill's upbringing, through his military exploits (many prior to World War I) and beyond. Best known for his role in World War II, this presents the Prime Minister's part and how it turned him into a political icon. But he begins as a young cavalryman in India in 1897--nearly losing his life there but for his skill and bravery. Dead Reckoning, 2020...More.

Item Code: CHURGB
Soft Cover, 9x12, 120pg, Full Color

See our website for more World War II true stories, and more from this publisher, Dead Reckoning.

Oversized, bargain-priced hardcover! Our Highest Recommendation. By Paul Dini. Art by Alex Ross. On the surface, she is absolutely perfect. With incredible power, intelligence and beauty, the Amazon Princess seems to have it all. But deep inside, Wonder Woman is having a crisis of faith as she struggles to discover the truth behind who she is, what she represents, and the true nature of her mission. Emmy Award-winning producer Paul Dini and acclaimed artist Alex Ross's critically acclaimed classic tale is now back in this GORGEOUS hardcover edition! Don't miss this, it's just stunning!! DC Comics, 2020...More.

Item Code: WWSPIRH
Hard Cover, 10x14, 72pg, Full Color
$17.99 $15.99

More with Wonder Woman is on our website. The new film opens June 5th.


Comics & Archives

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...More.

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

Volume 1 [MARMS01H. $100, $85] is also in stock.

Collects #1000-1001. Highly Recommended. By Gaiman, Waid, Busiek, Claremont, Loeb et al. Art by J. Scott Campbell, John Cassaday, Terry Dodson et al. Eighty years! Eighty legendary creators! All in one sensational hardcover! In celebration of Marvel's 80th anniversary, they gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between two covers! Names from the past, from the present and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comic book luminaries, tackling one-page stories covering dozens of Marvel characters, from Black Bolt to Wolverine and everyone in between! Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: MARVCH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 144pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Click on our Milestones ad or here to see Action #1000, Detective #1000, and Wonder Woman #750 plus all the available variants.

HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE #296 Tristan Eaton Cover
Street Art Special. By Tristan Eaton, Ron English et al. Art Beau Stanton, Nick Walker et al. Some say that today's most innovative artists are not hunched over a desk pouring their souls out onto dead-tree or a Wacom -- but spray-painting and wheatpasting them onto walls. Don't tell them where art doesn't belong, because that's exactly where they'll take it. This issue includes conversations with leading artists Shepard Fairey and Hebru Brantley, and presents a thrilling tale from Tristan Eaton (all three are cover artists as well). With unconventional storytelling from other creators, plus "Murky World" by Richard Corben, Grant Morrison and Cerebus artist Gerhard collaborate and more. Heavy Metal, 2019...More.

Item Code: HM296A
Magazine, 8x11, 200pg, Full Color

We also have this with a variant cover by DEIH, which due to the limited quantity, just five copies as I write this, we never formally advertised [HM296. $9.99]. Issue #297 is also in stock, Jacques Parnel cover [HM297. $9.99]. Just listed this week in Rare Books are two Heavy Metal Presents books by Moebius. The original Arzach [RB1461. $75.00], and the graphic novel Is Man Good? [RB1462. $85.00].

METAL HURLANT Selected Works
Best stories from 1981 and 2002. Recommended. By Geoff Johns, Kurt Busiek et al. Art by Ryan Sook, Mark Vigouroux et al. Métal Hurlant magazine was created in Paris in 1974 by Moebius, Druillet and Dionnet, the founding fathers of Les Humanoïdes. And which, of course, spawned Heavy Metal in the U.S. In 2002, Humanoids relaunched MH as a 13-issue anthology, with new work by Geoff Johns, Richard Corben, Kurt Busiek, Guy Davis, and Jerome Opena, among many others. This collects the best short stories, 23 of them, plus a never-translated story by Caza (who also does the cover) from 1981. Adult themes, nudity. Humanoids, 2020...More.

Item Code: METHU
Soft Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

WHISPER Omnibus Volume 1
1983-87. Recommended. By Steven Grant. Art by Rich Larson et al. The critically acclaimed series by Steven Grant (The Punisher, Badlands) is finally collected in remastered omnibus editions! First published by Capital, then First Comics (which ran #1-37), a very successsful series. Alexis Devin was trained in the martial arts by her Japanese stepfather and this is just what saved her life when she became a target. She thought that putting on a mask would make her a superhero... but she quickly learns heroes aren't the kind you see in comic books. Comicmix, 2020...More.

Item Code: WHIS01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 338pg, Full Color

Collects #11-15, 1954-55. Highly Recommended. Art by Steve Ditko, Dick Giordano et al. This third volume of Charlton's fit 'n' funky Space Adventures couldn't always make up its mind whether to go all-out-SF or all-out-Horror or, as evidenced here, a mix of the two. And up front we have Steve Ditko doing two covers and three stories -- also a fun robot cover. And the hallowed Blue Beetle also makes two rare 1950s appearances. Inspired by Wally Wood, young Dick Giordano offers flashes of talent here, Berni Krigstein does the cover to #15, and Superman's Joe Shuster does a story, too. PS Artbooks, 2020...More.

Item Code: PCSPA03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Volume 1 is in stock, Volume 2 is due this month. Both are the same price [PCSPA01H, 02H].

Collects Beware! Terror Tales #1-4 & When Worlds Collide, 1952. Highly Recommended. By Bernard Baily, Bob Powell, Mike Sekowsky, Ross Andru et al. Now in both hardcover and softcover, simultaneously. Fawcett's success with the Captain Marvel family, not to mention their magazine empire, meant they had the money AND the in-house talent to do some of the best horror comics outside of EC. This title is one of the best-- and most unsettling -- of the genre! Hosted by The Mummy, with all five covers by the master of creepy, Bernard Baily. Cool stories by all the names above, plus writer Otto Binder. Plus Al Williamson and George Evans draw the book-length movie adaptation, When Worlds Collide, from Fawcett Motion Picture Comics #110! PS Artbooks, 2020...More.

Item Code: PCBTT01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color

Collects Beware! Terror Tales #1-4 & When Worlds Collide, 1952. Highly Recommended. By Bernard Baily, Bob Powell, Mike Sekowsky, Ross Andru et al. Now in both hardcover and softcover, simultaneously. Fawcett's success with the Captain Marvel family, not to mention their magazine empire, meant they had the money AND the in-house talent to do some of the best horror comics outside of EC. This title is one of the best-- and most unsettling -- of the genre! Hosted by The Mummy, with all five covers by the master of creepy, Bernard Baily. Cool stories by all the names above, plus writer Otto Binder. Plus Al Williamson and George Evans draw the book-length move adaptation, When Worlds Collide, from Fawcett Motion Picture Comics #110! PS Artbooks, 2020...More.

Item Code: PCBTT01
Soft Cover, 7X10, 184PG, Full Color

See all PS Artbooks online, including remaining on-sale copies.

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Roy Thomas. All Star Companion Vol 3 & 4. Roy Thomas presents almost 500 pages, chronicling the history of the Justice Society of America! Secrets behind the 1940-51 All-Star Comics, plus an issue-by-issue survey of the JLA-JSA team-ups of 1963-85, the 1970s JSA revival, and the 1980s series The Young All-Stars with commentary by the artists and writers. An index of the complete solo adventures of all 18 original JSAers in their own features, 1940 to 1951. Plus the JSA's earliest imitators: Seven Soldiers of Victory, All Winners Squad, Marvel Family, and more. TwoMorrows, 0...More.

Item Code: ALLSP
Soft Cover, 9x11, 494pg, Text/b&w
$54.90 $34.95

We have a number of other Twomorrows publications left from a recent white sale, but we can't restock. Act now.


Tarzan on Mars

Deluxe Hardcover edition with bonus material and signed bookplate. Our Highest Recommendation. By Will Murray. Cover art by Romas Kukalis. Cool wrap-around cover by Romas Kukalis. Bookplate signed by Doug Murray, Kukalis, and ERB in facsimile. Bonus 11-page afterword by Murray, detailing how this story came to be written, including his complete original premise, along with preliminary pencil roughs for various incarnations of the final cover. 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! Altus, 2020...More.

Item Code: TARCONH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 456pg, Text Only

Previously announced in the softcover edition [TARCON. $24.95]. See our website for more by Will Murray, and for many more Tarzan novels. For more Martian adventures, see this:

In Quest of Zonthron. Our Highest Recommendation. By Jake Saunders. Art by Tom Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman and Craig Mullins. As befits the ambitious scope of the story, the artistic presentation is unparalleled. One-hundred-thirty new illustrations were commissioned for this opus, with contributions by Thomas Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, on archival, acid-free paper, bound in leather (banth and thoat) in one giant volume. Russ Cochran & Buddy Saunders, 2014...More.

Item Code: MARTLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x12, 424pg, Text/Partial Color

1947 1st Edition with original dust jacket. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by John Coleman Burroughs. While serving in the R.A.F. under his civilian name of John Clayton, Tarzan is shot down over the island of Sumatra in the Japanese-occupied Dutch East Indies. He uses his jungle survival skills to save his comrades in arms, and they fight the Japanese while seeking escape from enemy territory. Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., 1947. Out of Print.. Book has some discoloration to the end pages due to the 1958 fire in the Edgar Rice Burroughs storeroom....More.

Item Code: TARFLH
Hard Cover, 5x8, 314pg, b&w



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, February and March.

Coming in May

Recommended. Art by Marshall Rogers. In 1977 comics writer Steve Englehart left Marvel Comics following acclaimed runs on titles like The Avengers, Captain America and Doctor Strange, and came to DC to write the adventures of Batman in the pages of Detective Comics. Together with rising-star artist Marshall Rogers, Englehart crafted a dark, moody run of stories in which Batman faces his own lonely existence while struggling against one of his earliest foes, Dr. Hugo Strange. This run also includes the renowned "Joker Fish" storyline. DC Comics, 2020. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: LEGDKH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 456pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

In stock is Legends of the Dark Knight Michael Golden [LEGDMH. $29.99, $26.99].

Collects #19-35 (last issue published), 1975-78. By Dennis O'Neil, Elliot S. Maggin et al. Art by C.C. Beck. In 1973 DC brought back one of comics' most popular heroes: Captain Marvel, who had to become Shazam after Marvel trade-marked the CM name. His Golden Age adventures sold in the millions of copies, so guided by the original Golden Age artist, C.C. Beck, they brought back a new and original spin on superheroes with these tongue-in-cheek adventures. Includes Sivana, Kid Eternity, the three Marvels, the first appearance of Isis, the first Bronze Age appearance of Black Adam, the first DC appearance of Minuteman, and the origin of Capt. Nazi and Capt. Marvel Jr. retold. #35 was the last issue of the series. DC, 2019. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: SHAZ02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 328pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Volume 1 is the same discounted price [SHAZ01H.]. See our website for six more related books and a Mary Marvel statue. We also have the original DC Archives Volume 4 for $50 [RB467].


Coming in July

Art by Kristjana S. Williams. Lewis Carroll's Alice was first published in 1865 and has never been out of print, translated into 170 languages. But why does it have such enduring and universal appeal, for both adults and children? This book explores the global impact of Alice in art, design, and performance from the 19th century to today. Starting with the Victorian literary and social context in which this story was created, it shows the ways it's been reimagined and reinterpreted by each new generation, from the original illustrations by John Tenniel to artwork by Peter Blake and Salvador Dali, and from the 1951 Disney movie to Tim Burton's 2010 interpretation. V & V, 2020. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: ALICCH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 224pg, Partial Color

See our website for more Alice. We have the 2020 Calendar at half price, $7.50, the original Adventures at $30, $14.99, the limited illustrated edition by David Delamare signed at $90, the original story illustrated by Harry Rountree (the best-ever illustrated edition) in facsimile for $40, $34.95] and finally the Classics Illustrated edition, #49, for $9.99.


Coming in September

Numbered & limited, 5,000! Designed by Alex Ross. This faithfully designed deluxe statue features the celebrated art style of Alex Ross in a large and extremely detailed 1:6 scale statue. Based on the highly popular splash page from the graphic novel Batman: War On Crime, Batman keeps a watchful eye on Gotham City. DC, 2020. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: DCDBAR
14" tall, Full Color

Also in this series is Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy by Emanuela Lupacchino, just out a couple weeks ago, which is available by special order [DCDHQP $280]. I was very impressed with the example we brought in.

In stock now is Wonder Woman by Jenny Frison [DCDWWJ. $150].

Numbered & limited, 5,000. Designed by Frank Cho. Harley looks like she's up to more wild mischief in this DC Cover Girls statue by Frank Cho. Wearing her classic jester costume and holding her iconic mallet, it seems as if a surprise is awaiting whoever dares come close enough. DC, 2020. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: DCCGHQ
9" tall, Full Color

Also in stock in this series is Batgirl by Frank Cho [DCCGBG. $140] and Supergirl by Frank Cho [DCCGSG. $150].

On sale, also in this DC Cover Girls series, is Wonder Woman, Designed by Joëlle Jones [DCCGWW. $125, $99] – just two left at this price. And Catwoman, also designed by Jones [DCCGCAT. $125, $99] – also just two left.

Our Highest Recommendation. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Sam Keith, J.H. Williams III et al. Weaving together ancient mythology, folklore, and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision, Neil Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death. And a series popular with not just male comic book fans, but women and even non-comics people, who embraced this series like no other. The Sandman universe is a master-creation following Dream, also known as Morpheus, lord of the Dreaming -- a vast, hallucinatory landscape that houses all the dreams of any and everyone who has ever existed. DC Comics, 2020. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: SANDM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 3000pg, Full Color
$250.00 $225.00

Also in stock is the Absolute Sandman Overture (this is the prelude included in the set above) [ABSSH. $125, $89] – two left at this price.

Sandman Gallery Edition [SANMGH. $175].

Grains of Sand: 25 Years of The Sandman (based on the Cartoon Art Museum exhibit in 2014) [GRASA. $40].

And two Rare Books items, both as new: Sandman the Wake from 1997 [RB699. $25] and Sandman World's End [RB731. $25].


Rare & Out of Print


Steve Rude Artist in Motion Signed Deluxe $125.00

Fax From Sarajevo first edition signed by Joe Kubert $100.00

Squink Dessins De Dave McKean $60.00

Prince Valiant Volume 1-4 set signed by Hal Foster $600.00

Wally Wood Torrid Tales of Romance $45.00

The Ray & Black Condor Special Edition Series Volume 2 $75.00

The Adventures of Fat Freddy's Cat $60.00

Marvel Re-Presents: The First Ever Marvel Comics Volume 1 $90.00

FHM Women $60.00

3 new Glamour International's $35.00 - $50.00

5 new Pogo books $25.00 - $55.00

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Mature Readers

The final Menage a 3, Volume 5, is here, concluding this fun webcomic series. For some reason it makes me think of Love and Rockets—maybe it's the spare but well-drawn style, or the cute lesbian and bi-sexual ladies...I don't know. The entire series is now collected in five very thick, manga-style books [MENA01, etc. $19.99 ea].

We've listed the Berserk series in both Comic Archives and adult — with violent themes and sex, it comes down in both categories. Volume 4 is here with more of the same from the very popular manga series.

From Glenn Danzig, who you may know for his Verotika comic imprint as well as his rock music, comes a movie he's made based on three of his comics stories. It's an anthology of separate stories, much like Creepshow by Stephen King. With adult themes, of course.

Coming in May is a new Bunny Yeager collection: Women of the Sun, Bunny Yeager in Mexico. Bunny did an entire series of collectible magazines in the sixties with naked ladies in exotic locations, and this looks to be a best of, while including new unpublished works. We worked closely with Bunny for many years, as she self-published magazines and print sets at the end of her career. This should be good. See our website for more of her work.

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