Thursday, September 3, 2020

Little Lulu Volume 2, Roald Dahl's The Witches, Wrath of Spectre, new Heavy Metal and a Sheena statue.

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The first of the new John Stanley's Little Lulu series proved very popular--finally Volume 2 is here. Good fun for all ages. I like The Witches by Roald Dahl, and Aquatlantic looks like fun. We also have the very cool Spectre Silver Age Omnibus, I say lots of good things about it. The new Overstreet is finally here, all three editions. Plus Heavy Metal's 300th issue, a Sheena statue by J. Scott Campbell, new "hurt" specials and more.

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Comic Book Archives


MARGE'S LITTLE LULU Volume 2 The Fuzzythingus Poopi
Highly Recommended. Collects Marge's Little Lulu #7-26, 1949-50. By John Stanley. Even more outlandish adventures and misadventures as John Stanley settles in; all chronological from the beginning. Lulu outsmarts criminals who mistake her for a wealthy young girl, gets into hijinks during a day at the beach, plays hooky -- but only by accident! Stanley excels at visual gags, from Lulu using a pencil sharpener on lipstick to a disgruntled Alvin being flocked by girls after trying his mother's perfume. Drawn & Quarterly, 2020....More

Item Code: LITL02H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 272 pg, Full Color
$29.95 $26.95

Volume 1: Working Girl [LITL01H] is available at the same discounted price. See our website for several Rare Books Lulu items, back to the 1940s, and also the Little Lulu Library from Another Rainbow, Volumes 1 and 4. I just reduced the price on #1, and you should inquire about other volumes we have, not listed yet. Ask for Todd.

We also have the book Funny Girls [FUNNG. $30], about girls, including Lulu, in comics. Ask for a copy of the Free Comic Book Day Little Lulu: No Boys Allowed, with any order [FCBD2. $0.00].


Collects The Flash #1-18 and Flash Annual #1, 1987-89. By Mike Baron and William Messner-Loebs. Art by Jackson Guice, Mike Collins et al. Collected for the first time, Eisner Award nominee Mike Baron's The Flash. Here is the aftermath of the epic DC Universe changing event, Crisis on Infinite Earths and the death of Barry Allen. Former sidekick Wally West must carry on, but only 20 years old, he's just a kid... facing Vandal Savage, Kilgore, and human black hole Chunk, while fearing he's not living up to his new title. DC, 2020....More

Item Code: FLSAV
Soft Cover, 7x10, 480pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99
Here's more with The Flash...and Flash Gordon, our search engine likes them both...

Highly Recommended. 1966-81. 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 in 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....More

Item Code: SPEWRH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 680pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
We ran through our first order of this, but more are due any day.

Graphic Novels


Highly Recommended. French Graphic Novel. By Roald Dahl. Art by Pénélope Bagieu. Roald Dahl's darkly funny masterpiece is now a graphic novel. Witches are real, and they are very, very dangerous. They wear ordinary clothes and have ordinary jobs, living in ordinary towns all across the world -- and there's nothing they despise more than children. When an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother come face-to-face with the Grand High Witch herself, they may be the only ones who can stop the witches' latest plot to stamp out every last child in the country! Graphix, 2020....More

Item Code: ROALWH
Hard Cover, 7x9, 304pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. French Graphic Novel. By Roald Dahl. Art by Pénélope Bagieu. Roald Dahl's darkly funny masterpiece is now a graphic novel. Witches are real, and they are very, very dangerous. They wear ordinary clothes and have ordinary jobs, living in ordinary towns all across the world -- and there's nothing they despise more than children. When an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother come face-to-face with the Grand High Witch herself, they may be the only ones who can stop the witches' latest plot to stamp out every last child in the country! Graphix, 2020....More

Item Code: ROALW
Soft Cover, 7x9, 304pg, Full Color

First published in Italy. By Giorgio Carpinteri. An undersea civilization exists, able to coexist with its less virtuous and crude "surface brothers" on one critical condition: that Aquatlantic and its people remain considered a myth. Until one day, when one man sets off a chain reaction that jeopardizes the entire kingdom. Bold and stylish: Giorgio Carpinteri's graphic brilliance fuses aspects of Futurism, Cubism, Russian Constructivism, and German Expressionism with strong echoes of Bauhaus and Art Deco. Fantagraphics, 2020. ...More

Item Code: AQUAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 56pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99
Many of my favorite graphic novels are coming out of France and Europe, and being translated in English for the U.S. and world market. Here's more unique titles like The Witches and Aquatlantic that you might enjoy.

Art Books


GAUDI THE COMPLETE WORKS 40th Anniversary Edition
Highly Recommended. Special 40th Anniverary Edition. By Rainer Zerbst. Antoni Gaudí­ merged Orientalism, Art Nouveau, natural forms, and new materials into a unique aesthetic that make his creations the top attractions in Barcelona, and indeed in Spain -- and gave him international fame. With brand-new photography, plans and drawings by Gaudí­ himself, furniture and unfinished projects, and the legendary La Sagrada Familia church, this book takes us through it all. Taschen, 2020. ...More

Item Code: GAUCWOH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 512pg, Full Color
The larger version of this, same page count but twice the size, is still available. Gaudí: The Complete Works [GAUCWH. $60, $55] And here's an economically priced little collection:

Recommended. By Marina Linares. Antoni Gaudí's amazing, unfinished towering architecture in Barcelona is unique and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Impressive forms, rich colors, and ingenious structural solutions create syntheses of natural inspiration and technical innovation, of styles both historic and contemporary, and of Gaudí's own original genius. One of the most popular attractions in Spain, this Art Nouveau masterpiece is just the beginning of your exploration of this amazing creator, whose career began in 1883. Konemann, 2019....More

Item Code: GAUH
Hard Cover, 7x7, 216pg, Partial Color
Try out our new Just Arrived category on the website. Just click on Just Arrived on the top banner, then pick your category. In this case, try Art and Illustration for all the latest.

2021 Calendars


TOLKIEN 2021 Calendar
Highly Recommended. The official Tolkien calendar has become an established publishing event, eagerly anticipated by Tolkien fans. Previous Tolkien calendars have become much sought after collector's items. Three of the world's finest Tolkien artists -- Ted Nasmith, John Howe, and Alan Lee ““ have each contributed four pieces, along with complementary pencil drawings and sketches, exclusive to this calendar. Harper, 2020....More

Item Code: TOLK21
na, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

Tolkien is our latest new arrival. See our website, we now have 22 more 2021 calendars available.

Also check out the few titles we have left from last year and earlier, starting at $2.99.


The New Overstreet Guide


COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 50th Edition 2020-21 Spawn
Our Highest Recommendation. By Bob Overstreet et al. The Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers and historians marks its Golden Anniversary with The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #50, complete with new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, new market reports and more. Find out why the Guide has been trusted for five decades! Spawn/Spider-Man crossover cover by Todd McFarlane. Gemstone, 2020....More

Item Code: CB50S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1200pg, Partial Color

COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 50th Edition 2020-21 Spawn Hardcover
Our Highest Recommendation. By Bob Overstreet et al. The Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers and historians marks its Golden Anniversary with The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #50, complete with new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, new market reports and more. Find out why the Guide has been trusted for five decades! Spawn/Spider-Man crossover cover by Todd McFarlane. Gemstone, 2020....More

Item Code: CB50SH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1200pg, Partial Color

THE BIG BIG COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 50th Edition 1500's to Present
Highly Recommended. By Richard M. Overstreet. Celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Overstreet with The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #50, the oversized, limited edition version of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. This offers larger type size and lay-flat format, for serious comic book collectors, dealers and historians. Includes ONLY pricing/credits pages from the standard editions of the book, none of the articles except for a brief market report and Key comics pricing changes. Very popular, this sells out faster each year. Gemstone, 2020....More

Item Code: BIG50
Soft Cover, 9x11, 1200pg, Text/Partial Color

OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE 1st Edition Facsimile
By Robert M. Overstreet. Overstreet is celebrating his 50th edition of the Price Guide by offering a faithful reproduction (right down to the not so-crisp-printing) of the one that started it all. This Facsimile Edition reproduces the very first volume and includes all the original prices, "in Good, Fine and Mint," the original articles (10pp), and the original ads (10pp). From little acorns do grow great trees!  In 1970, the top price the Guide listed for Action Comics #1 was $300. Today, it's listed for $4.2 million! Likewise, the top price for Detective Comics #27 was $275. Today, it's listed for $2.8 million! Gemstone, 2020....More

Item Code: OVER01
Soft Cover, 5x9, 238pg, Text/b&w

Highly Recommended. By Robert M. Overstreet. This is very impressive. 400 pages of highly detailed articles and packed with pictures, including the first 250 covers of Batman and Detective Comics #27-300, with guide values. Articles look at the history of Batman, each of his major villains, collecting toys, games, original artwork, serial and film posters--this covers everything, from his first appearance, through seven decades. Did I say profusely illustrated? Gemstone, 2019....More

Item Code: OVERB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 416pg, Text/Full Color
$30.00 $26.99



Highly Recommended. Edited by Jon B. Cooke. A revealing interview with comics pioneer Wendy Pini (Elfquest): her difficult early years and escape to a creative life through fantasy fiction, adventure cartoons, live appearances as Red Sonja, and working at Marvel. Plus Craig Yoe talks about life on the Muppet show with Jim Henson; Gil Kane's publisher, Larry Koster. Pablo Marcos on his Marvel horror work. TwoMorrows, 2020....More

Item Code: CBCR23
Magazine, 8x11, 80pg, Full Color

Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Roy Thomas. Martin Goodman, original publisher of Timely/Atlas/Marvel Comics, 1939-1971 — with coverage by comics historian Will Murray. With art and artifacts by the likes of Lee, Kirby, Ditko, Romita, Maneely, Buscema, Everett, Burgos, Gustavson, Schomburg, Colan, Adams, Steranko, and many others! Plus Pete Morisi, and John Broome, uber-Fawcett collector. Twomorrows, 2020....More

Item Code: AE165
Magazine, 8x11, 80pg, Full Color

HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE #300 Iannciello Cover
Recommended. Cover art by Claudia Iannciello. A new era begins with a celebration of 300 incredible issues. Classic and new comic book creators from all over the world join the magazine to celebrate its 300th! Moebius with a short piece published in English for the first time as well as an interview, never released. Richard Corben, Liberatore, Vaughn Bode, Stephanie Phillips, Justin Jordan, Blake Northcott, et al Heavy Metal, 2020. ...More

Item Code: HM300
Magazine, 8x11, 144pg, Full Color
See our website for back issues of Alter Ego, Comic Book Creator and Heavy Metal. Click here for other magazines in general, from Illustration to Eerie Tales, Super Heroes Monthly to a rare run of the Robert E. Howard zine, Amra.


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 our batch from last week.

J. Scott Campbell's Sheena


Recommended. Limited to 750 numbered copies in the Regular Edition. By J. Scott Campbell. Sculpted by Steve Kiwis. There's someone thrilling emerging from the jungle! For years, Dynamite has been the "home" of Sheena, and now, the "Queen of the Jungle" makes a new home on collectors' shelves. Inspired by the legendary artwork of superstar artist J. Scott Campbell, Sheena comes to life in 3-D with her very first limited-edition Dynamite statue, sculpted by Steve Kiwus. Dynamite, 2020....More

Item Code: WODSQ
na, 10 inches tall, na, Full Color
There is also an "Artic" Variant of this, coming in next week, see the website for more details. See the website also for more Sheena, in Golden Age reprints and in her one pulp issue, and more J. Scott Campbell, and finally, more statues, some on sale.

New Hurt Titles


WHAT IF? CLASSIC The Complete Collection Volume 3 Hurt
Close out price! Collects What If? #24-35, 1980-82. By Tony Isabella, Peter B. Gillis et al. Art by Gil Kane, Rich Buckler et al. Classic stories reimagined in wild and wonderful ways by legendary creators! Imagine...what if Gwen Stacy had lived? What if Captain America was elected President? What if Phoenix had not died? What if Wolverine had killed the Hulk? What if there was no Fantastic Four? What if Bullseye had not killed Elektra? What if the Avengers were the last super heroes on Earth? And perhaps most startlingly of all, what if Dazzler became the herald of Galactus?! By an amazing who's who of creators! Fun stories, very much like DC's beloved "Imaginary Stories." Marvel, 2020. Condition: Copies have bumped corners....More

Item Code: WHAT03R
Soft Cover, 7x10, 488pg, Full Color
$39.99 $19.99

Collects #1-5. Recommended. By Tini Howard. Art by Kate Niemczyk. Bêlit - her name conjures fear up and down the coasts of the Hyborian Age. And the sight of her ship, the Tigress, is an omen of despair for any town in the pirate queen's path! Conan and she would become partners in piracy and renowned across the inland seas. This new series, Age of Conan, offers an all-new story revealing how she became the Queen of the Black Coast. Teenage Bêlit is obsessed with the sea, as well as the monsters and treasures she thinks are summoning her there! Includes seven variant covers. Marvel, 2019. Copies have bumped corners....More

Item Code: AGECBR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$15.99 $7.99
Still full price, we also have the second title in this series: Valeria, with covers by our favorite guy, Jay Anacleto. [AGECV. $15.99].

PLAYING SOLDIER The Books and Toys That Prepared Children For War 1871-1918 Hurt
Almost Gone! Our Highest Recommendation. By Richard Cheek. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Grolier Club, September 12-October 27, 2018. A massive and comprehensive survey of the books, printed ephemera, and toys relating to military life and wartime experience that were produced for children and teens during two consecutive but dramatically different periods: first, the era from the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 until the outbreak of the Great War in 1914; and second, the 51 months of fighting that comprised "the war to end all wars." Grolier Club, 2019. Copies have bumped corners....More

Item Code: PLAYSHR
Hard Cover, 10x12, 472pg, Partial Color
$60.00 $29.99

Recommended. 564 pages with eight or more images per page. Recommended. Edited by Rian Hughes, Introduction by Leslie Cabarga. This unique publication collects over 4,500 examples of custom lettering from the heyday of Art Deco and the experimental modernity of the Futurists--from geometric fonts, elegant brush scripts, and heavy industrial serifs to hand-drawn eccentricities and outré display types. A cornerstone of any type-lover's library. Leslie Cabarga is the author of more than two dozen books on design, including Logo, Font & Lettering Bible. Includes some wonderful line-drawn chapter heads, movie promos, and more. Korero Press, 2017. Copies have bumped corners....More

Item Code: CUSLER
Soft Cover, 9x9, 576pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $22.50

Oversized hardcover. Recommended. A unique look at a unique creator--Here is the deliberate and painstaking process of becoming a world renowned (!) comic book creator as recalled by Eric and a few of his delinquent (!) friends. This extensive art book spotlights never-before-seen early drawings, superhero test pages, film poster art, and the establishment of Powell's homegrown publishing house Albatross (Exploding) Funnybooks. And, of course, creation of The Goon, his signature work. It's also very funny. Boom!, 2019. Copies have bumped corners....More

Item Code: ARTEPHR
Hard Cover, 12x12, 208pg, Full Color
$49.99 $24.99
Hey, score Eric's Hillybilly, it's a FREE COMIC BOOK DAY item [FCBD1. $0.00] while they last.

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Joseph Bédier. Art by Robert Engels. Dating from the 12th century, this tale of a star-crossed romance between a Cornish knight and an Irish princess is rooted in Celtic legend and French poetry. Tristan's heroic exploits win Iseult as a bride for his uncle, King Mark. But during their sea voyage to Mark's kingdom, Tristan and Iseult unknowingly drink a love potion that arouses their passion for each other and raises irresistible challenges to their loyalty and honor. Calla, 2017. Condition: Copies have slightly bumped corners....More

Item Code: ROMTHR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 137pg, Full Color
$35.00 $17.50
This is from Calla, the division of Dover that does facsimile new editions of classic illustrated books. Several are still on White Sale at half price, nearly all are recommended highly. See all 23 Calla titles here.

Almost Gone! 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. Condition: 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
See all other Tarzan titles here.

TOMART'S DISNEYANA Volume 3 Disney Collectible and Memorabilia Hurt
Warehouse find, 1994. A high quality glossy collector's magazine (cover price was $6) devoted to Disney collectibles. Marks Brothers Games, Disney Goebels, animation art, vintage Disneyana, Theme Park collectibles, Disney Hummels, International Fast Food Premiums, Disney Store Exclusives, U.K. Disneyana, Watches. Edited by Tom Tumbusch. Illustrated throughout in full color. A look at Disney collectibles 25 years ago. Tomart Publications, 1994. Condition: Copies have slight bumps to corners....More

Item Code: TOMDIS
Soft Cover, 8x11, Partial Color
$6.00 $3.99

Third Printing. By R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Gilbert Shelton et al. Cover art by Victor Moscoso, with cover price of fifty cents. Illustrated throughout with artwork by Robert Crumb, Victor Moscoso, Robert Williams, Clay Wilson, Gilbert Shelton et al. Apex Novelties, ca.1969-72. Condition: Very Good. Water damage and or cover wear. Adult Material....More

Item Code: ZAP04R
Comic, 7x10, b&w
We listed several more new titles last week, a couple are gone. Act now. We have 50 more titles, mostly at half cover price, on our website.

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Pick out three with any order, or six for orders over $50. We're still giving out Jim Silke Sketchbooks ($19.95 cover price) as one of your free choices. See them all here.


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