Thursday, July 30, 2020

Enchanted, from the Norman Rockwell Museum, Masters of British Comic Art, Flapper Queens, new graphic novels and The Black Mask Library.

I lead off this week with three cool new art books: Enchanted, from the Norman Rockwell Museum; Masters of British Comic Art, which covers wonderfully the best British comic artists; and Flapper Queens, Trina's new book about the superlative lady artists doing comics in the 1920s newspapers!

Plus; The Black Mask Library, two WONDERFUL new graphic novels that get my highest recommendation, Ed Brubaker's Pulp and Trillo's The Big Hoax, Hellsing, Wonder Woman, Conan, Out of the Blue, and the deluxe Hannes Bok Fiction collection.

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Art Books

ENCHANTED A History of Fantasy Illustration
Published to coincide with a major exhibition. Our Highest Recommendation. Written by leading historians of the field, Enchanted traces the development of fantasy art from Old Masters like Bosch, Dürer, and Henry Fuseli, through Golden Age illustrators like Arthur Rackham and Howard Pyle, to classic cover artists like Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo, and emerging talents like Anna Dittmann and Heather Edwards. More than 150 superb reproductions, including paintings, prints, drawings, and digital art, are illustrated in vibrant color, many at full-page size. Abbeville Press, 2020...More.

Item Code: ENCHFH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 256pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $39.95

Oversized, 386-page monster! Highly Recommended. By David Roach. Revealing the extraordinary history of the UK's prolific comic book industry from the 19th Century to the 21st, this ground breaking volume celebrates the incredible artists who made a huge impact on British comics and would go on to revolutionize the industry on a global scale as they or their work came to the U.S.. Featuring a Who's Who of talent, including Brian Bolland, Ron Embleton, Alan Davis, John Bolton, Gary Leech, Sydney Jordan, Jaime Hewlett, Glenn Fabry, Frank Hampton, Dave Gibbons, Don Lawrence and lost masters like Reg Bunn and Shirley Bellwood. Rebellion, 2020...More.

Item Code: MASBCAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 336pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $42.50

The world of British comics and British art runs from The Pre-Raphaelites and Arthur Rackham and Art Nouveau, to Marvelman, Brian Bolland, Don Lawrence and the Trigan Empire. Explore it on our website.
FLAPPER QUEENS Women Cartoonists of the Jazz Age
Highly Recommended. By Trina Robbins. In the 1920s, the figure of The Flapper, with her bobbed hair and angular elbows and knees, short dresses and daring necklines, seemed to exist in a perpetual, euphoric state. Girls discovering freedom and sexuality! Eisner Award-winning herstorian Trina Robbins curates this collection of comic strips by "The Flapper Queens," the six finest woman cartoonists who graced magazines and newspapers with images: Nell Brinkley, Eleanor Schoer, Edith Stevens, Virginia Huget and the amazing, superlative Ethel Hayes (my favorite). Fantagraphics, 2020...More.

Item Code: FLAPH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 168pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $29.99

Also from Trina: Gladys Parker (delayed, but still coming), Silver Metal Lover, Sax Rohmer's Dope, The Complete Wimmen's Comix, and Miss Fury.
Signed & numbered by five contributors, from 140 copies. Highly Recommended. By Hannes Bok and Jim Pitts. Bound-in signature page with a color illustration. Signed by artists Jim Pitts, Charles de Lint, William Lorenzo, and editor/publisher Bob Garcia. The Sorcerer's Ship, Beyond the Golden Stair and Starstone World. These aren't your conventional fantasies, although all the trappings are there. They have a sly humor with plots full of twists and turns, stories which take the reader on strange metaphysical paths, and glorious descriptions that could only come from someone with a painter's eye. Never-before-published Hannes Bok painting on the cover, library cloth with a matching cloth slipcase. American Fantasy Press, 2020...More.

Item Code: FANHBD
Hard Cover, 6x10, 448pg, Full Color

This and the trade edition have been quite popular...the trade edition came in several weeks ago. [FANHBH. $45]. Bok's artwork appears in several other books, see them here on our website.

New: Black Mask Library

By Joseph T. Shaw. Cover by Stockton Mulford. Joseph T. Shaw, the editor of Black Mask Magazine, has written one of the most exciting adventure mysteries of 1936. Blood on the Curb is about the New York Police Department's bloody battle to wipe out the infamous “Black Hand” gang which terrorized the Lower East Side. Newly-recruited Paul Cardine is placed in charge of a special squad of officers—all of Italian decent—to find the man at the top of what appears to be a consolidated conglomerate of crime families. Never before reprinted, one of Shaw's rarest hardcovers, and it contains all the hallmarks of his hard-boiled novels. Steeger, 2020...More.

Item Code: BLMBC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 264pg, Text Only

The Complete Black Mask Cases of Johnny Hi Gear. By Stewart Sterling. Art by Arthur Rodman Bowker and Jes Schlaikjer. Introduction by Will Murray. One of the most talented authors to be recruited to write for Black Mask Magazine following the departure of Dashiell Hammett, Stewart Sterling made a lasting impression on readers with his initial series character, Johnny Hi Gear: undercover police agent K-Five who battled gambling rackets during the Great Depression.Never before reprinted, this popular series jump-started Sterling's writing career which covered spans of time in radio, TV, and hardcovers, along with writing some of pulpdom's most popular heroes, the Black Bat and The Spider. Collecting all 8 stories, along with an all-new introduction by Will Murray. Steeger, 2020...More.

Item Code: BLMBD
Soft Cover, 6x9, 218pg, Text/b&w

The Complete Black Mask Cases of Cellini Smith, Book 1 By Robert Reeves. Long considered one of the best of the Black Mask authors, author Robert Reeves's longest-running detective character actually first appeared in the 1939 novel, Dead and Done For. Cellini Smith, accountant for a New York City pinball gangster, must clear his boss's name after being accused of murder. Featuring an introduction by Black Mask editor Kenneth S. White, and a cover illustration by the great Rafael DeSoto. Steeger, 2020...More.

Item Code: BLMCS01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 239pg, Text Only

The Complete Black Mask Cases of Harrigan. By Ed Lybeck. Art by Arthur Rodman Bowker and Jes Schlaikjer. Introduction by Will Murray. Quite likely one of the most hype -- and most mysterious -- Black Mask authors to ever appear in its pages, Ed Lybeck made his debut as one of editor Joesph Shaw's new faces in the wake of Dashiell Hammett's departure. For Black Mask, Lybeck penned the hard-boiled stories of Francis St. Xavier Harrigan, a former gunman-turned-reporter for the New York Leader. This edition collects -- for the first time -- the entirety of Lybeck's Black Mask output. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray. Steeger, 2020...More.

Item Code: BLMDE
Soft Cover, 6x9, 148pg, Text/b&w

The Complete Black Mask Cases of Rex Sackler Book 1. By D.L. Champion. Cover by Rafael De Soto. Author D.L. Champion's knack for penning quirky series characters reached a new height with his stories of skinflint shamus Rex Sackler, one of Black Mask's longest-running and most beloved series. Already a reader favorite for his Inspector Allhoff stories in Black Mask's companion title, Dime Detective, Champion chronicled the offbeat cases of Rex Sackler, the greedy gumshoe who “could squeeze a nickel till the buffalo cried uncle.” Steeger, 2020...More.

Item Code: BLMRS01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 379pg, Text/b&w

With Sanctum's long running reprints at an end (The Shadow, Doc Savage), we thought we ought to look around at more pulp reprints. So we went to the always reliable Steeger, previously known as Altus Press, and asked for their advice on some of the best books to handle. Black Mask is a new series they just started, and next week we'll be starting their Milo March series.

Here are all the Sanctum books still available, most on sale at half price or less. The more recent Shadows, #116-151, at least those issues still available, remain full price. I don't believe they will be reduced at this point. Shadows up to #115 are $7.50, if still available.


Graphic Novels

Angoulême Prize Winner and brilliantly drawn. Our Highest Recommendation. By Carlos Trillo. Art by Roberto Mandrafina. A highly original and complex noir adventure. A beautiful young woman in an early 20th Century banana republic is dragged into a life of deceit and lust, as she turns to one man after another to help her survive abuse by a despotic dictator. Ultimately she finds a down-and-out ex cop, who cannot resist her charms and is determined to save the poor girl. But her other seducers and now a hired assassin, The Iguana, are after them to make a martyr of her and a corpse of both. A long, luxurious hardback featuring rich, intriguing color for the first time! Nudity, adult situations. Titan Comics, 2020. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: BIGHH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 128pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Our Highest Recommendation. By Ed Brubaker. Art by Sean Phillips and Jacob Phillips. An original graphic novel from the bestselling creators--it may look like a western, but the story begins in New York City in 1939! Max Winters, an aging pulp writer, finds himself drawn into a story not unlike the tales he churns out at five cents a word--tales of a Wild West outlaw dispensing justice with a six-gun (secretly based on his own outlaw youth in the real west). But now Max is having his own issues, has been tracked down by a retired Pinkerton detective, and might be able to make one last big score. Image Comics, 2020...More.

Item Code: PULPG
Soft Cover, 72pg, Full Color

Recommended. By Paco Roca. In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War and WWII, five extraordinary cartoonists decide to rebel. In 1957, Editorial Bruguera was one of Spain's largest publishing houses, putting out hugely popular weekly magazines and comics. They also retained all rights and creative control of their artists' work. Thoroughly researched, 2017 Eisner Award nominee and Spanish comics superstar Paco Roca  investigates the true story of five cartoonists who, spurred by poor working conditions, arbitrary editorial edicts, and nationwide dictatorial rule, went searching for a life-affirming creative freedom. Fantagraphics, 2020...More.

Item Code: WINTCH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$21.99 $19.99

OUT OF THE BLUE The Complete Series
Highly Recommended. By Garth Ennis. Art by Keith Burns. Both volumes of the WWII aerial combat classic now in one complete deluxe size hardcover edition, and roughly $10 less. As I said with the individual books, this is not only exciting reading, and good history made real, but it's very, very accurately drawn. A war is a difficult thing to kill. WWII is almost over, but no one seems to have told the Germans, as Royal Air Force pilot Jamie McKenzie finds out when he's assigned flying Mosquito fighter-bombers into deadly shipping strikes along the enemy coast. Aftershock, 2020...More.

Item Code: OUTBH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 152pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

We still have 5 copies of the out of print Out of the Blue Vol 1 ($17.99) and 2 copies of Volume 2, in case you already have one or the other. This new collection doesn't add anything—it puts the two stories together at a discount price.

Here's more on military history. Check out the excellent books from Naval Institute (aka Dead Reckoning), I've read most of them and they are always very good. Coming up from them is Atlas at War: Marvel's War Comics of the Fifties. Stringbags is excellent, so is Night Witches, and Once Upon a Time in France.

See more recent graphic novels, and some of our favorite titles from France, on our website.


Comic Book Archives

Collects Hellsing chapters 1-27 from Hellsing Volumes #1-4. By Kohta Hirano. Deluxe hardcover editions, collecting Kohta Hirano's manga masterpiece for the first time. Embossed blood-red leatherette sewn binding. Except for the red color,  it's a perfect match (and companion) to the Berserker series. With supernatural horrors haunting the streets and preying upon humanity, the shadowy Hellsing Organization fights back against hell's minions. And Hellsing has a secret weapon in their arsenal: the vampire lord Alucard, whose terrifying powers are needed more than ever as an army of the undead marches on London beneath the banner of the swastika! Dark Horse, 2020. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: HELSD01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 696pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

Same fancy leatherette format, same big size with tons of pages, as the popular Berserk series by Kentaro Miura. That‘s now up to Volume 6. For more manga, see our website.
WONDER WOMAN The War of The Gods Omnibus
Recommended. By George Perez. George Pérez masterfully reinvigorates the legend of the world's original warrior princess in this epic crossover event. When Zeus and the gods of Olympus go to war with other deities from across the heavens, the heroes of the DC Universe are stuck in the middle. Teaming with Superman, Hawkman, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Black Adam and others...Collects the entire "War of the Gods" event, including War of the Gods #1-4 and Wonder Woman #58-62 & 16 other titles/issues. DC, 2020...More.

Item Code: WWWARH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 760pg,
$99.99 $85.00

See more Wonder Woman beginning with her most recent releases, on our website.
Collects Conan: Serpent War #1-4, 2019; Supernatural Thrillers #3, 1972. Recommended. By Jim Zub. Art by Scot Eaton, Stephen Segovia et al. In an unprecedented comics event, Robert E. Howard's characters join forces along with Marvel's fascinating heroes. The serpent god Set plans to usher in an eternity of darkness, and warriors across time and space have a hope of stopping him: Conan, Solomon Kane, Dark Agnes...and Moon Knight, leading the way. James Allison will soon die. But it's not his first death. he has lived many lives, in many places. Now an Elder God reaches across time to contact him, and an era-spanning quest begins. Marvel, 2020...More.

Item Code: CONSW
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color
$15.99 $14.50

The Marvel Age Conan Omnibus series is popular, and so is the new Savage Sword of Conan Omnibus. See all that we have on Conan and the other works of Robert E. Howard on our site.


Here's another batch of 50 items that are going away soon, down to just one, two or three copies left. Click the links to see the previous groups listed in April, May, June, and July.

2021 Calendars

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN A Song of Ice and Fire 2021 Calendar
Recommended. Illustrations by Sam Hogg. Acclaimed artist Sam Hogg gives us her vision of George R. R. Martin's epic series, the inspiration for HBO's Game of Thrones, in a calendar featuring twelve never-before-seen views of Westeros and beyond. Returning to the roots of the series—the iconic characters and scenes—Hogg paints favorite moments and people, but also a few all-new faces and settings. And, as an added bonus, this calendar now contains images not only from the Song of Ice and Fire series, but also from the recently published Targaryen history, Fire & Blood. Bantam, 2020...More.

Item Code: GSF21
, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

BORIS VALLEJO & JULIE BELL Fantasy 2021 Calendar
Featuring 13 all-new paintings, with a stunning bonus centerfold. Recommended. By Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. 13 all-new paintings from the fantasy masters, featuring reptilian beasts, otherworldly landscapes, and sensual warrior queens. A brave knight spreads her resplendent wings. A striking siren befriends a scaly dragon. A beautiful gossamer woman flies through a brilliant red world. Two women are posed near a violent sea and magic tower. A tattooed girl hangs with a leopard. A young beauty is surrounded by flamingos. Escape into 13 dynamic all-new paintings, including a dazzling bonus centerfold. Workman, 2020...More.

Item Code: BVJB21
, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

FRACTAL COSMOS The Mathematical Art of Alice Kelley 2021 Calendar
Highly Recommended. One of our annual favorites, all new every year and with even more variety this year. Organic computer-generated designs by Alice Kelley, who says, "Fractals are an intuitive glimpse into the infinite order that composes the natural world, as well as being proof that math is beautiful." Well, not necessarily equations as we all know, but when math generates geometry and color, it's amazing, like sea shells and planet orbits, flowers and galaxies, which is what many of these will suggest to you. Amber Lotus, 2020...More.

Item Code: FRA21
, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

See all 2021 calendars here, and older on-sale titles here.

Coming in October

Fables #1-41 & more, 2002-2005. Highly Recommended. By Bill Willingham. Get lost in the fantastic world of Bill Willingham's acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning series Fables, now collected in a beautiful and story-packed compendium! When a savage creature, known only as the Adversary, conquered the lands of legends and fairy tales, the famous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of a modern New York, these magical characters created their own peaceful and secret society, which they called Fabletown.  But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it's up to Fabletown's sheriff -- the reformed Big Bad Wolf, Bigby -- to find the killer. DC Comics, 2020. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: FABL01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1184pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99

See more Sandman and Neil Gaiman on our website.

Coming in December

Collects Marvel Graphic Novel #4, 1982; New Mutants #1-34, 1983 on and MUCH more. Art by Bill Sienkiewicz. The future of the X-Men is here! Karma. Wolfsbane. Sunspot. Cannonball. Moonstar. Follow their early days at Xavier's School -- including battles against Sentinels, the Hellfire Club, the Brood and more! New recruits Magma, Magik and Cypher find their footing, a deadly rivalry begins with Emma Frost's Hellions -- and the Demon Bear that haunts Dani Moonstar bares his teeth, Bill Sienkiewicz-style! Will the New Mutants survive -- and if so, can they make a new friend in the alien Warlock? Plus, the mind-bending debut of Professor X's son, Legion! Marvel. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: NEWM01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1272pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

Dailies & Sundays, 1976-77. Final Volume!! By Chester Gould. This completes the entire run: after 46 years-of writing and drawing Dick Tracy Chester Gould retired at the age of 77. In these historic stories, you'll find the latest in a long line of grotesque villains--Pucker Puss, the hitman who literally spits death at his opponents. Tracy, meanwhile, takes his law and order campaign to television, while his past catches up to him when a criminal he helped convict twenty years ago puts the detective on his "to kill" list. To round out this volume, the squadroom is kept busy with two members of B.O. Plenty's extended family who are anything but law-abiding--Perfume Plenty and her larcenous cousin Dade. IDW, 2020. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: CC29H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 288pg, b&w
$44.99 $39.99

Get any earlier volumes you missed while they are still available. See our website.
Recommended. By Frank Robbins. See more trend-setting artwork by comics legend Frank Robbins in one of the most important adventure strips ever to grace newspapers. Includes the following stories: “Project Heat-Barrier,” “Hazard vs Hawkes,” “The Most Dangerous Man in the World,” “Project Globe,” “The Grand Gizmo,” and “It's Kismet.”  Reproduced entirely from original King Features press proofs. Hermes Press, 2020. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: JH08H
Hard Cover, 10x6, 288pg, b&w
$50.00 $42.50

See all available Johnny Hazard collections on our website.
THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 19 1964-1966
By Lee Falk. Art by Sy Barry. This continues the Sy Barry Years which just began last volume. Five complete continuities: “The Bad Ones,” “The Hanta Witch,” “Prince Hali and the White Stallion,” “Bullet's Town,” and “The Killer.” Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay plus documentary materials. Hermes, 2020. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: PH19H
Hard Cover, 12x8, 272pg, Full Color
$60.00 $54.95

THE PHANTOM The Complete Sundays Volume 8
1963-66. By Lee Falk. Art by Sy Barry. The reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk's full color Phantom Sundays continues, with the much anticipated Sy Barry years. 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. As with Hermes Press' complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed "to perfection." Hermes, 2020. Due Dec. ...More.

Item Code: PHS08H
Hard Cover, 13x9, 256pg, Full Color
$70.00 $62.50

Some are now of print but see what remains available of Phantom Dailies and Sundays.

Rare & Out of Print


Famous American Illustrators - $45.00

Betty Boop's Sunday Best - $35.00

The Illustrated History: Science Fiction Comics - $35.00

Virgil Finlay - $90.00

Virgil Finlay's Women of the Ages - $30.00

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Mature Readers

After several weeks with little or no adult items, we have a new Lady Death: More Naughty in both regular and Deluxe Editions. We also still offer her two earlier collections in both editions, too.

And we have three 2021 adult calendars, all published by the excellent Mystique organization: Hot Naked Girls, Mystique X-Posed, and XXplicit Babes. See all, as of now, available 2021 calendars here, and see older discounted titles here.

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News and Notes


New website and software

After all our careful planning and our announcement last week, we ran into a glitch and did not launch the new website. The change-over will now occur Friday July 31, 3:00pm PST. So you still have time to advance-order coming items or out of stock items and not pre-pay, until end of day tomorrow.

Slow Shipping

The Post Office is overwhelmed and it's taking inordinate amounts of time for orders to get where they are going. I ordered several comics from Texas and the shipment took 25 days, another took more than two weeks. Please be patient, and be nice to your local carrier. The Post Office is underfunded and understaffed due to politics and we are all paying the price now.

Frazetta Pages

The pages in the Fantastic Paintings of Frazetta were mis-numbered. Four numbers were skipped after page 105, in both editions, but nothing is missing. All the material is there, and all the pages, as promised. Someone in layout made an error in placing the numbers. This will be corrected in the second printing. Our copies of the trade edition, and more copies of the deluxe first edition (now more or less sold out from the publisher and distributor) are due to arrive here any minute now (I am writing this Wednesday, July 29). At the same time, we're restocking the Frazetta Sketchbooks and The Sensuous Frazetta, including deluxe editions. We had some trouble keeping these in stock with the publisher's move. See them all on our website.

I'm leaving Booktown Books, Grass Valley

As I mentioned previously, I am "retiring" from the cooperative used book store that I have been a part of for nearly 20 years now. All my material there is half price, until the end of August when I pack up and leave. If you are in the area, you are welcome to come by and check out my offerings there: art books, adult material, how-to books, YA fiction, sci-fi pbs, conventional and fantasy art books, graphic novels, manga, comics related material. Since I mark-down most material there to 50% off cover price, except for actual new, unblemished copies, it means you can now buy items at 75% off cover price. The store is open seven days a week, 10-6 and 11-5 Sunday. 530-272-4655.

We are now allowing customers to visit our warehouse, but for now, limited to two at a time. Mask required, we can provide one. 13393 Grass Valley Ave, #7. We're open 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday. 530-273-2166



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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

House of Mystery and Conan Omnibus Volumes, Mister Invincible, Green Lantern and Green Arrow team up, more Wonder Woman and Spider-Man.

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House of Mystery Volume 2 is packed with young comics talent like Kaluta and Wrightson and stunning art from the "Filipino Invasions". I really enjoyed reading Canto: If I Only Had a Heart, and from France, Mister Invincible—unique, nicely drawn and well written.

Savage Sword of Conan is packed with solid tales and great art. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy is beautifully drawn. Green Lantern and the Arrow go cosmic in an archive of 1970s work. Wonder Woman offers a nice vintage selection of stories.

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THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY The Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 2
Collects #201-226, 1972-74. Highly Recommended. Edited by Joe Orlando. Art by Wrightson, Kaluta, Starlin, Niño et al. One of the most celebrated anthology titles of the Bronze Age of comics, The House of Mystery earned its iconic status in the early 1970s under the skillful hands of editor Joe Orlando, who had an uncanny aptitude for the fearsome and the frightful--perhaps thanks to his days at EC Comics. And Joe enlisted young, brilliant new artists like those mentioned above. A massive volume with great stories of horror, the supernatural, gothic mystery, you-name-it, they'd push the boundaries of the Comics Code. DC, 2020...More.

Item Code: HOMB02H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 840pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00

THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY The Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 1
Collects #174-200, 1968-72. Highly Recommended. Edited by Joe Orlando. Art by Berni Wrightson, Alex Toth, Wally Wood et al. New 2018 introduction by Michael Uslan. As one of the most celebrated anthology titles of the Bronze Age of comics, The House of Mystery cemented its iconic status in the 1970s under the transformative leadership of editor Joe Orlando, whose impeccable instincts yielded a cornucopia of devilish delights in every intriguing issue. It was a training ground for up-and-coming new creators Neal Adams, doing fabulous covers and stories, and lots of work by Michael Wm. Kaluta and Berni Wrightson. It was also a place for veteran artists to have some fun doing offbeat stories with no superhero in sight. DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: HOMB01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 792pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 3
Collects Savage Sword of Conan #29-44 & more, 1978-79. Recommended. By Roy Thomas, Christy Marx et al. Art by John Buscema et al. Writer Roy Thomas and Conan artist supreme John Buscema are joined by a host of top-tier visual talents -- Frank Brunner, Gene Colan, Sal Buscema, Ernie Chan and Carmine Infantino -- to tell Conan's most savage tales. This volume's stories range from the young Cimmerian's exploits as a mercenary to his latter days as king of Aquilonia in the iconic "Scarlet Citadel." Anchoring it is Thomas and Buscema's 160-page adaptation of Conan the Buccaneer. It's a high-seas masterpiece. Marvel, 2020...More.

Item Code: SAVS03H
Hard Cover, 8X11, 944pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

Omnibus 1 and 2 are in stock, same discounted price. Also see the latest Savage Sword series with new stories.

GREEN LANTERN / GREEN ARROW Space Traveling Heroes
Collects #90-106, 1976-78. By Dennis O'Neil. Art by Mike Grell. The heroic team of Green Lantern and Green Arrow made their return in 1976-78, following up on their groundbreaking, social and political issue-driven adventures by Neal Adams in 1970. In these new tales, the pair battled cosmic villains that threatened the safety of Earth and the galaxy. Plus, the Golden Age hero called Air Wave returns in a new guise, as Hal Jordan's young cousin, and Green Arrow's romantic relationship with Black Canary takes some unexpected turns. Dennis O'Neil wasone of comics' most respected writers, and young Mike Grell a rising star. DC Comics, 2020...More.

Item Code: GLGASH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 336pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Also available is the Green Lantern 80 Years, Silver Age Omnibus 1 and 2, GL #1 (and Flash #123) Facsimile Set, and by special order, the companion to the new volume above: Neal Adam's Hard Traveling Heroes Hardcover [GLGAH. $49.99].     

Stories from 1940-2017. Recommended. By William Moulton Marston, Robert Kanigher et al. Art by Harry G. Peter, Ross Andru et al. Two stories from the 1940s, from Wonder Woman #5 and Sensation #70; two from 1951, one from 1955, 1961, 1965, two from 1972, 1973, two from 1988, and six more. Additional creators Andru and Esposito from the 60s, then Don Heck, Dick Giordano, and Vince Colletta from the 1970s, George Perez from the 80s, Adam Hughes and Yanick Paquette fom the 90s, and finally Phil Jimenez, Terry Dodson, Cliff Chiang and Nicola Scott bring us to 2017, an impressive selection throuighout her history. DC Comics, 2020...More.

Item Code: WWTHRH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 352pg, Text Only
$39.99 $34.99

We have more than 50 more Wonder Woman items: Golden Age Omnibuses, T-shirts, WW ‘77, #750 cover variants, Complete Covers and much more.

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...More.

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

See all the latest Marvel Masterworks, plus several long, long out of print editions, on our website.


Graphic Novels

CANTO If I Only Had a Heart
Collects #1-6. Highly Recommended. By David Booher. Art by Drew Zucker. "If the Wizard of Oz and Brian Froud's Labrynth gave birth to a hero, it would be Canto." Enslaved for generations, Canto's people once had hearts. Now they have clocks. They are forbidden to love, or to even have names...yet Canto secretly does both. When slavers damage his friend's clock beyond repair, Canto embarks on an incredible journey through his strange and fantastic world to bring back her heart. As he faces fearsome creatures and finds unlikely (and equally fearsome) allies, can he find the mysterious Shrouded Man, the key to this strange world? Great plot twist, great characters (think Bone but without the slapstick). IDW, 2020...More.

Item Code: CANIF
Soft Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See our Graphic Novels section for more hand-picked (by Bud) and recommended titles, including some of our favorites from France.

Collects #1-6, 2019, plus variant covers. Recommended. By Jody Houser. Art by Adriana Melo. After the death of a superhero she actually liked, Harley Quinn is struggling to find joy wreaking havoc in an already supremely messed-up world. She's even debating becoming a real, true hero and leaving her chaotic life of crime behind. But her partner in crime, Poison Ivy, is not sold. And when the Floronic Man shows up hell-bent on harming Ivy, the duo has to hit the streets to avoid him. Very well drawn. Three pages of variant covers, which are actually double-cover images, plus 3 pages of pencils by Melo. DC Comics, 2020...More.

Item Code: HARQPH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 152pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Here's more with Harley and Poison Ivy.

A delightful spoof of comics, from France. Our Highest Recommendation. By Pascal Jousselin. Winner of the Bologna Ragazzi Comics Award, 2020. Mr. Invincible is an average looking, unassuming guy in wrestling tights and a mask who manages to frequently save the day through his amazing - and sometimes unexplainable - ability to bend the laws of space and time... by reaching literally outside the panels of this comic book to affect things in the surrounding panels! His incredible, creative intellect always shows him the most amazing solutions to seemingly insurmountable dangers. He truly is INVINCIBLE! Magnetic Press, 2020...More.

Item Code: MISINV
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color

I've read more of this since I wrote the description above, and I love it. This is truly a fun concept, never before explored like this. Mister Invincible uses comic panels to bend space AND time, as never done before. It's brilliant comics and laugh-out-loud funny. Check out the sample pages we've scanned, and see for yourself. 

Art Books

Art by Gabriel Dell'otto, Gerardo Sandoval et al. Make your home look amazing with this instant collection of spectacular Spider-Man artwork from the sensational, smash-hit video game! Featuring a gallery of behind-the-scenes illustrations and other stunning masterpieces from the world of Marvel's Spiderman! They all show off Spidey -- and, of course, his instantly iconic Advanced Suit -- in full glory as he swings through New York City and takes on fearsome foes like the Kingpin, Mister Negative, Doctor Octopus and the Sinister Six! Action shots, battle scenes and more are presented in a glorious format perfect for sticking to your walls! Marvel, 2020...More.

Item Code: SPIDPO
Soft Cover, 11x16, 42pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Here's more Poster Books, and more with ol' Spider-Man.

Softcover edition of the out-of-print hardcover. Recommended. By Jeffrey Alan Love. Drawn into a strange quest by a bird and a sword, a lone warrior travels across a silent landscape of smoke and dirt and bone. Transformed by what he encounters along the way, he searches for the Thousand Demon Tree, and the hope of a new world that lies beyond it. A unique wordless novel. “A graphic narrative in its purest form—strong images, visual rhythms, shapes, marks, a sense of motion close to animation--creating a timeless fable.” ~Dave McKean. Flesk, 2020...More.

Item Code: THODT
Soft Cover, 9x12, 96pg, Partial Color

The hardcover edition came out in 2018 and is sold out. Here is Love's other book:

THE MOUNTAIN OF SMOKE By Jeffrey Alan Love Signed
Boldly Signed with an ethereal doodle! from 500 copies. Limited to just our initial order. 51 paintings in acrylic, ink and pencil, which took him seven months to complete. The result is a wordless graphic novel of fantasy, where you create the story. Or simply a collection of outré fantastic scenes of a journey, otherworldly creatures, a bold warrior and a quest. Jeff is now sharing these personal works for the first time. The viewer follows along as the artist loses himself in his practice of letting his mind wander to see what it unveils. Showcases Jeff's textures and paint strokes to give viewers the intimacy of holding the actual sketchbook. Half of the paintings are accompanied by the artist's short captions and initial pencil sketches. Flesk, 2020...More.

Item Code: MOUND
Hard Cover, 12x9, 128pg, b&w

This is also available unsigned and without the drawing, otherwise it's the same hardcover [MOUNH. $34.95].


Cosplay & Fashion

YAYA HAN'S WORLD OF COSPLAY A Guide to Fandom Costume Culture
A Guide to Fandom Costume Culture. Cosplay—a portmanteau combining "costume" and "play"—has become one of the hottest trends in fandom . . . and Yaya Han is its shining superstar. In this guide to cosplaying, Han narrates her 20-year journey from newbie fan to entrepreneur with a household name in geekdom, revealing her self-taught methods for embodying a character and her experiences in the community.This is packed with details about her career and pictures of her in sexy cosplay outfits. Sterling, 2020...More.

Item Code: YAYAHA
Soft Cover, 7x9, 256pg, Text/Full Color

Highly Recommended. By Robert Alvarado. We all want to see Snow White with tattoos, right? Well, at least photographer Robert Alvarado does. In his newest collection of high-octane, pin-up images, Alvarado shows how his own style of photographing and editing--which has been called illustrated, and painted--marries perfectly with cosplay. In more than 150 vibrant, color images, see Alvarado capture models “cosing” as characters from Buck Rogers, Deadpool, Star Wars, favorite D.C. and Marvel gals like Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman, Vampi and much more. Schiffer, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ALVACH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Recommended. A massive new collection with 480 amazing full- and double-page photographs.The best creations from 39 international designers are collected --latex, pasties, high heels, BDSM outfits, masks, stylized hair, great vintage & retro settings. From cosplay to bondage, from sex fantasies to the ultimate in latex fetish scenes. An amazing array of different girls, different nationalities, settings, expressions, this covers the spectrum and then some you might never have imagined. "An indispensable source of inspiration for every fetish fan." Some full nudity. Konemann, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: FETFAH
Hard Cover, 10x10, 480pg, Full Color

See ten more Cosplay-related items on our website.


Tardi in August--Boxed Set in November

By Jean-Patrick Manchette and Tardi. Teaming a master crime novelist and a superlative graphic novelist. Two hardboiled crime graphic novels (one of which has never before been collected in English!) plus bonus material — in a luxurious oversize format. In  Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot, the "last job" of a killer-for-hire who finds himself on the run from the authorities, his treacherous ex-clients, and a crime syndicate seeking revenge. In Run Like Crazy, Run Like Hell, the story of a scam gone horribly, blood-spatteringly wrong and a roller-coaster ride to hell — and a devilishly fun way to get there! Fantagraphics, 2020. Due Aug. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: STRP02H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 192pg, b&w
$29.99 $26.99

The Complete Graphic noir of Manchette + Tardi By Jean-Patrick Manchette and Tardi. In the never-before-collected Griffu, the titular character is a legal advisor, not a private eye, but even he knows that when a sultry blonde appears in his office after hours, he shouldn't trust her -- and she doesn't disappoint. Griffu is soon ensnared in a deadly web of sexual betrayal, real estate fraud, and murder. In West Coast Blues, a young sales executive goes to the aid of an accident victim, and finds himself sucked into a spiral of violence involving an exiled war criminal and two hired assassins. Plus a bonus, 21-page unfinished story. Fantagraphics, 2020. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: STRP01H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 168pg, b&w
$29.99 $26.99

By Jacques Tardi and Jean-Patrick Manchette. All four savage noir thrillers teaming a master crime novelist and a superlative graphic novelist in a handsome collectible box set. In Griffu, a deadly web of sexual betrayal, real estate fraud, and murder. West Coast Blues is the story of a young sales executive suddenly forced to flee from his comfortable middle-class life. Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot, the "last job" of a killer-for-hire who finds himself on the run from the authorities, his treacherous ex-clients, and a crime syndicate seeking revenge. Run Like Crazy, Run Like Hell, the story of a scam gone horribly, blood-spatteringly wrong and a roller-coaster ride to hell — and a devilishly fun way to get there! Fantagraphics, 2020. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: STRP01P
Hard Cover, 9x12, 364pg, b&w
$59.99 $49.99


Coming in October

Stories from 1956-58. Highly Recommended. By Carl Barks. Gift box set collects two volumes: In "The Lost Peg Leg Mine" (Volume 18), it's Christmastime, and Donald, Uncle Scrooge, and the nephews are searching for rare black pearls. But when their boat is sucked into an underwater cavern, they find themselves facing the fury of the island's volcano! Collects Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #192-214, 1956-58. In "The Black Pearls of Tabu Yama" (Volume 19), Uncle Scrooge, Donald, and the nephews are hot on the trail of a pair of old saddlebags filled with gold nuggets — stashed in an abandoned mine and guarded by ghosts! Fantagraphics, 2020. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: WDDLP
Hard Cover, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99

See more available sets and singles issues on our website.

BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES The Phantom City Creative Collection
By Mondo. Art by Justin Erickson. Foreword by Paul Dini. A visually dynamic celebration of the Emmy Award–winning series. Known for their limitless passion and incredible ingenuity for film and television posters, Mondo turns their attention to the highly acclaimed show. Mondo has received global recognition for their astonishing artisanal posters, and their creations here partner with the award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc., Justin Erickson, in order to bring this show to life in a striking and unparalleled way. Filled with Erikson's slick graphic design as well as beautifully rendered illustrations. Insight Editions, 2020. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: BATMASH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 144pg, Full Color
$60.00 $52.50

Collects #4-8 1953. Recommended. By Don Heck, Hollingsworth, Palais & Pete Morisi. Comic Media is a little known but nifty little pre-code publisher. Today Horrific is highly collectible for the great Don Heck covers. The publisher was convinced that faces sold comics; he insisted that every issue have werewolf faces, monster faces, terrified faces. Heck eagerly applied. By 1955 Don was recruited by Stan Lee and went on to be one of the architects of The Marvel Age. Includes shrunken heads, a guillotine cover, Jack the Ripper, and the origin & 1st The Teller story, an EC parody. . Due Oct. ...More.

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

Collects #21-25, 1953-54. Recommended. By Lin Streeter, Lou Cameron et al. There's something spooky about the flight crew featured on the cover of the penultimate volume of Ace Magazines' excellent title. Sy Grudko, Dick Beck, Lou Cameron (a story in EVERY issue), the under-rated Jim McLaughlin, Lin Streeter, Ken Rice and Louis Zansky. Here comes even more fun 'n' games in the form of ghouls and cadavers, vampires and ghosts, beautiful gals threatened by a fate worse than--or including--death! Some superb work by Cameron, who at his best was as good as Frazetta in these days. PS Artbooks, 2020. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: PCTB05H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Volume 4 is expected in September. Volume 1-3 are in stock, $45.99 each.
See our website for all the other Pre-Code Classics. Search by the latest releases, or change the sort to price, and see all the on-sale volumes first.


Coming in November

By Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham. Art by Michael Zulli, Mark Buckingham et al. A deluxe oversized collection of comic stories by some of comics' most acclaimed creators. In these four essential Gaiman tales, a group of friends search for a mysterious circus that is either a dream or nightmare, a string of bizarre occult events befall strangers from all walks of life, a woman is given the gift of a Harlequin's heart, and a young boy is followed by monsters and regrets that last a lifetime. Collects the full graphic novels The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch, Likely Stories, Harlequin Valentine, and Troll Bridge. Dark Horse, 2020. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: NGLIB02H
Hard Cover, 8x12, 240pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Deluxe hardcover with bonus material. Recommended. By Neil Gaiman and Rafael Scavone. Art by Rafael Albuquerque, P. Craig Russell et al. In these four essential Gaiman tales, a familiar detective finds himself at the heart of a Lovecraftian nightmare on Baker Street, a strange man delves into the heartbreaking mystery of a divine murder in paradise, teenage boys find that approaching girls can lead to more danger than romance, and a verbose gothic writer finds his true calling amidst family duels. Collects the full graphic novels A Study in EmeraldMurder MysteriesHow to Talk to Girls at Parties, and Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire in a single deluxe hardcover volume, along with bonus material from each book. Dark Horse, 2020...More.

Item Code: NGLIB01H
Hard Cover, 8x12, 312pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Here's more by Gaiman.

JIM LEE'S X-MEN Artist Edition
Jim Lee has been drawing comics for more than 30 years and is one of the most popular comic book artists of all time. The impact his dynamic artwork has had on the comics industry is truly immeasurable. And, in a career filled with highlights, his work on the X-Men is arguably his most popular and enduring. This very special Artist's Edition features Jim's stellar X-Men: the complete oversized X-Men #1, plus covers, splash pages, pin-ups, and interior pages. IDW. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: JLXMAEH
Hard Cover, 12x17, 160pg, b&w

See the website for more by Jim Lee, such as The Art of Jim Lee [DCARJ01H. $39.99, $34.99] and his Poster Portfolio [DCPOJ. $24.99, $21.99].
We also have many more amazing Artist's Editions available. And there are now five lower-priced Artisan Editions, from $39.99 to $49.99, by Wally Wood, Jack Kirby (2), David Mazzuchelli, and Walt Simonson.

Collects Hellsing chapters 28-62 from Hellsing volumes #5-8. By Kohta Hirano. The Hellsing Organization is under siege by the undead Nazi army of the Millennium Project, who are turning the streets of London into rivers of blood and the citizenry into a legion of abominations. And with this murderous conflict at a fever pitch, the Vatican sees an opportunity to take down both Millennium and Hellsing in one swift stroke! Dark Horse, 2020. Due Nov. ...More.

Item Code: HELSD02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 648pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Volume 1 is due this month, watch for it very soon [HELSD01H. $49.99, $39.99].

Collects Volumes 16-18. Genuine leather binding, massive 712 pages. By Kentaro Miura. An adult fantasy/horror epic of monumental proportions, Kentaro Miura's Berserk is now offered at its original published size in handsome deluxe hardcover editions, each collecting three volumes of the acclaimed manga series. Marked with the unholy Brand of Sacrifice that draws the damned to him, Guts the Black Swordsman battles the minions of Hell that thwart his search for Casca, his former captain and lover. But Casca, too, is marked with the Brand, and Guts must find her before the legions of the abyss do! Dark Horse, 2020. Due Nov. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BER06H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 712pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

All previous volumes are still available, same discounted price [BER01H, BER02H, etc].
See our website for more Manga collections.


Coming from Sideshow

By Andrew Farago. Delve into DC Comics figures and sculptures with this deluxe book, which features insights from legendary artists and eye-popping photography. Sideshow is world famous for bringing DC Comics characters to life through remarkably realistic figures and highly expressive sculptures. From Batman and Wonder Woman to The Joker and Harley Quinn...key artists tell the story behind each extraordinary piece, revealing the design decisions and expert sculpting required to make the DC multiverse—from comics, film, television, video games, and beyond—into a reality. Insight Editions, 2020. Due Nov. ...More.

Hard Cover, 10x12, 296pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

Coming in September is Sideshow Fine Art Prints Volume 1 [SIDF01H. $50, $42.50].

Sideshow's Super Powers Collection: Batgirl Maquette is due in December [DCHSB. $279].

Star Wars Collection: A Galaxy, The Art of Sideshow [SWCGH. $75, $65] is out of stock but we have more on the way.



Here's another batch of 50 items that are going away soon, down to just one, two or three copies left. Click the links to see the previous groups listed in April, May, June, and July.

Mature Readers

No new items this week. Click on the links below to view more mature items on our website.

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Publisher White Sales

Click on the links below to view items from recent White Sales.
These are discounted as-new books direct from the publisher.

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Dover/ Calla Sale  |  Fantagraphics   |  TwoMorrows Sale  |  Taschen Adult Sale  |  Dynamite Sale


News and Notes


More Frank Cho Softcovers

Good news, we have 15 more copies of the Frank Cho Retrospective softcover coming in—otherwise it's out of print until October. We still have plenty of the deluxe hardcover with an exclusive signed bookplate. And see the website for more Cho, including on sale, the Brandy Liberty Meadows Statue and:
Drawing Beautiful Women [DRBWD. $150, $50]

Liberty Meadows Cover Girl [LIBMH. $24.99, $12.50]

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The Fantastic Paintings of Frank Frazetta

We just confirmed that our one-and-only reorder of the Deluxe Edition will go on truck to us from Texas, today, Wednesday. These are officially out of print. Our first shipment went out to all our advance orders and we're out of stock. But you can reserve a copy now. Limited to 1500 signed copies. The hardcover edition is still in stock [FANPFH. $39.95].

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Out of Print Report

Bad news, Life and Art of Mead Schaeffer is already nearly sold out. We can't get any more from the publisher. We have 7 left as I write this.

The Art of Allen Anderson is gone, completely.

The PS Book of Fantastic Fictioneers is also gone.

Comic Book Creator #17 (Woody's World).

Steve Ditko Archives 5 is down to the last copies—it along with Vol 1 and 6 are still half price, $14.50 and $19.99, respectively. Vol 2-4 are retail, $39.99 each.

Illustration Magazine 64 is gone.

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Coming Items Pre-payment

At risk of belaboring the point, this week (July 20-26) is the last that you can order coming items with no pre-payment. Due to our new software, coming on line on Monday, we will have to ask for advance payment (i.e. your credit card will be billed) for coming or out of stock items. We hope to customize a fix for this, to return to our old system of ship & bill, but for now, we have to live with this.

Click here for more than 100 Coming Items and make sure you are caught up reserving your copy.

New Website Next Week

On Monday July 27, our new website will be up. I hope you find it interesting, easy to navigate, and more robust than our old one. Please call if you have any questions or difficulties, we are here 9am to 4pm every Monday-Friday, West Coast Time. See our latest catalog, on page 16, for more notes about our new website. You can download it right here, if you don't already have a print copy.

Credit Card Info

We cannot migrate your credit card information to our new software, since it's safely encrypted. So for your next order, beginning at noon on Thursday, July 23, we will need to get your credit card information and re-enter it. If you order by internet, we will call or send you an email. If you call in your order, you can give it to us right then.

If we have a backorder or coming items for you, we will either call you, or we will email you and ask you to call us, to get the credit card information. We only need this once, then we'll ship and charge your card as we normally do—for those backorders placed before July 27 (see above). We thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition period.

~ Bud


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