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Thursday, October 1, 2020

John Byrne's Namor Omnibus, Spider-Man, Peanuts and Crumb on sale, and the latest Prince Valiant.

Prince Valiant Volume 22 collects two more years of post-Hal Foster Sunday Pages. New On-Sale Peanuts, Crumb, King Kong and a western compilation, and new Hurt items. Plus John Byrne's Namor Omnibus, film noir by Tardi, Spidey in Marvel Masterworks, and new graphic novels.

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PRINCE VALIANT Volume 22
1979-80. Written by Hal Foster. Art by John Cullen Murphy. Val, deprived of his Singing Sword, is enslaved in the Berber salt mines. A death watch has begun for the bedridden King Arthur, and the monarch's half-brother Mordred plots to usurp the throne. Aleta investigates a murder in Cornwall. This volume includes a tour of Prince Valiant's England by Vanity Fair and The Atlantic editor Cullen Murphy, John Cullen Murphy's son, who begins his long tenure as the strip's scriptwriter with this volume. Plus: Todd Goldberg's examination of the historical reality behind the Prince Valiant strip continues. Fantagraphics, 2020....More.

Item Code: PV22H
Hard Cover, 10x14, 120pg, Full Color
$34.99 $27.95

Cartoon County, the story of John Cullen Murphy's career, is on sale and down to just four left. Click here for all the Prince Valiant volumes beginning with the first, slipcased sets of 1-3 and 4-6 (and coming this Fall, back on schedule, Set 7-9) and more. We still have the sale-priced Prince Valiant Page by Gary Gianni and we frequently add out of print Rare items.

This era was only collected once before, in the (inferior printing) softcover editions from Fantagraphics. These are by far the best-ever presentation of these pages. This remains one of our most popular ongoing series.

 

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STREETS OF PARIS STREETS OF MURDER Volume 2 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. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: STRP02H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 192pgs, b&w
$29.99 $26.99
A two-volume set with #1 is coming in November [STRP01P. $59.99, $49.99]. The individual volume of #1 is in stock now [STRP01H. $29.99, $26.99].
 


NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER By John Byrne & Jae Lee Omnibus
Collects Namor the Sub-Mariner #1-40, Annual #1-2 & more. Recommended. By John Byrne, Jae Lee et al. A radical reinvention of Namor, the Sub-Mariner by comics legends John Byrne and Jae Lee! First, Byrne writes and draws the iconic Marvel hero as Namor enters the cutthroat world of corporate intrigue. The Sub-Mariner faces the subtle threat of the diabolical Marrs twins, stands trial for his attacks on New York...and gets beheaded?! Namor reforges alliances with old friends The Invaders, battles long-forgotten foes from WWII and unravels the mystery behind the resurrection of the immortal Iron Fist! Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: NAMOH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1,192pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
See the Highly Recommended Bill Everett's Golden Age Sub-Mariner Omnibus 1 and 2, on our website. And also more with Namor, such as Decades: Marvel in the 1940s, The Golden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus, What If? and Marvel 80th Anniversary.
 


MARVEL MASTERWORKS The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 22
By Roger Stern, Jan Strnad et al. Art John Romita Jr. Rick Leonardi, et al. "One of the greatest eras in Spider-Man history: Roger Stern and John Romita Jr.'s Amazing Spider-Man." These two all-time greats raised Spider-Man to new heights while recapturing the compelling tone and character-driven focus that made the web-slinger world famous. Stern and JRJR returned classic villains like the Vulture to the fore, explored a disturbing fate for the Tarantula, told the definitive Juggernaut story and made J. Jonah Jameson a bigger pain than ever before. And that was just their warm-up! Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: MAS22H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00
Here are more Spider-Man collections, and more Marvel Masterworks volumes.
 

Graphic Novels

 


GUNNING FOR RAMIREZ Volume 1
By Nicolas Petrimaux. What if the deadliest assassin in all of Mexico, a man with dozens of kills to his name, was actually a vacuum repairman in Arizona? Falcon City, Arizona. Jacques Ramirez works at Robotop, the leading home appliance company in the Southwest United States. Jacques is efficient, thorough, and discreet. That last one is easy: he's also mute. But everything changes when two members of one of Paso del Rio's largest drug cartels stumble upon Jacques and believe him to be the deadly hitman who betrayed them in the past: the ruthless Ramirez. Nicolas Petrimaux presents the first in a trilogy-a tribute to the action thrillers of the 1980s and '90s, a brutal narrative with never a dull moment. Image Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: GUNR01
Soft Cover, 144pg, Full Color
$16.99
 


JOHN CARPENTER'S STORM KIDS HYPERBREED
By John Carpenter. Caught in the middle: Byrr, Fext and Cammo, three Hyperbreed assets who've run afoul of their Corporate masters. Thrown together on an ancient freighter, their mission is to transport valuable Explosive Ore to a distant mining colony. But their mission is far from what it seems and the battle for their futures and the future of Known Space is about to begin. Storm King Productions, 2020....More.

Item Code: JCSTORM
Soft Cover, 7x9, 128 pages, Full Color
$17.99
New last week was another John Carpenter adaptation from the same publisher: Night Terrors: Graveyard Moon by Steve Niles, with art by Stephen Scott and cover by Kelley Jones [JCNIGHT. $14.99].
 

Pin-Up

 


BAD GIRLS The Art of Trom
By Marcel Trom. Acclaimed Brazilian artist Marcelo Trom's Bad/Good girl art is collected in this color book for the first time! Featuring comic covers, pinups, commissions of pop characters and original behind the scene comics creations illustrated only the way Trom could. Fantaco Enterprises, 2020....More.

Item Code: BADG
Soft Cover, 8x11, 72pg, Full Color
$19.95
A search under "bad girls" actually will net you 39 items on our new website. For good girls and more pin-up, see the home page tool bar.
 

New on Sale

 


PEANUTS EVERY SUNDAY Volume 3
Closeout Price! Color Sunday Pages, 1961-65. Recommended. By Charles M. Schulz. Snoopy steals the spotlight in these carefully color-restored '60s Peanuts comic strips. Since their original publication, Peanuts Sundays have almost always been collected and reprinted in black and white. But the striking coloring makes for a surprisingly different reading experience. Linus, Charlie Brown, Pig-Pen, Shermy, Violet, Sally, Patty, and Schroeder are all present, but the rising star is undoubtedly Snoopy. Fantagraphics, 2015....More.

Item Code: PES03H
Hard Cover, 13x10, 272 pg, Full Color
$49.99 $24.99
 


PEANUTS EVERY SUNDAY The 1950s Gift Box Set
Closeout Price! By Charles Schulz. Since their original publication, Peanuts Sundays have almost always been collected and reprinted in black and white. But many who read Peanuts in their original Sunday papers remain fond of the striking coloring, which makes for a surprisingly different reading experience. This gift box set houses the first golden age of Peanuts Sundays in one gorgeous, full-color coffee table book. Linus, Charlie Brown, Pig-Pen, Shermy, Violet, Sally, Patty, and Schroeder are all present, but the rising star is undoubtedly Snoopy. Peanuts Every Sunday: The 1950s Gift Box Set has been scrupulously re-colored to match the original syndicate coloring, allowing readers to plunge into Charles Schulz's marvelous world. Fantagraphics, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: PES01HP
Hard Cover, 13x10, 576pg, Full Color
$79.99 $34.99
We have more Peanuts on sale and more regularly discounted collections. See our website.
 


DEMONS AND ANGELS The Mythology of S Clay Wilson Volume 2
Closeout Price! Second of a three-volume series reprinting his best comics and chronicling his life in a series of prose chapters. Features his two solo comics, 2 and 22, strips from Cocaine Comix, Knockabout, Weird Smut, and all his stories from Zap Comix #6-11. Strips in MANY obscure mags, as well as many never published privately commissioned watercolors and paintings. Fantagraphics, 2015....More.

Item Code: PIH02H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 232pg, b&w
$34.99 $17.50
 


ALSO AVAILABLE
BELGIAN LACE FROM HELL The Mythology of S Clay Wilson Volume 3
Closeout Price! 1990-2017. Edited by Patrick Rosenkranz. The third and final volume in this impressive series. This includes all his work from Zap Comix #12 through #15; stories published in the horror anthology Taboo; the three appearances of his outrageous character Meadows from Weirdo; illustrations for Grimm and Andersen fairy tales; as well as book jackets and album covers. Plus, dozens of privately commissioned paintings with his best-known characters. And finally, the inside story of his outrageous partying life and his tragic accident in 2008 that ended his career. Fantagraphics, 2017. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: PIH03H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 224pg, b&w
$34.99 $17.50
 


GOLDEN AGE WESTERN COMICS
Closeout Price! powerHouse Books presents a collection of these uniquely American stories as told through a uniquely American medium...the comic book! Golden Age Western Comics lovingly reproduces in full-color, restored, complete scans of 20 of the best Western stories-plus a few pin-ups-created between the years 1948 and 1956. These lavishly illustrated stories of guts and glory, violence and valor, intrigue, romance, and betrayal, on the range and in lawless frontier towns, were created by some of the best artists and writers of the era. The action flies off the page in stories such as "The Tragedy at Massacre Pass," and "Breakout in Rondo Prison," from the greatest earliest publishing houses, including: Fawcett, Charlton, Avon, Youthful, and more. Golden Age Western Comics is a collection unlike any other and is sure to delight fans of rootin-tootin, gun-toting, adventure of all ages! powerHouse, 2012. ...More.

Item Code: GAWCH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$24.95 $11.95
For more western stories, check out Outlaw Territory (2 volumes on sale), Pulp, which I gave My Highest Recommendation, Fleetway Library's Larrigan, Sky Hawk, Cisco Kid, The Best of Roy Rogers, and another favorite, Shot All to Hell, all on our website.
 


YOUR VIGOR FOR LIFE APPALLS ME
Closeout Price! By Robert Crumb. A unique insight into one of the most celebrated artistic minds of the 20th Century, this collection of 50 letters spans the years 1958-1977, during the course of which a pensive high-school reject emerged into the limelight as American's most celebrated and controversial countercultural cartoonist. Featuring many facsimiles of Crumb's actual handwritten letters, including many never-before-seen sketches that frequently accompanied Crumb's letters. Fantagraphics, 1998....More.

Item Code: YOURV
Soft Cover, 6x9, 250 pg, b&w
$19.99 $9.99
See all of our R. Crumb collections on the website.
 

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RETURN OF SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. The adventures of Disney's Snow White continue in four complete all-new stories, first published in Italy from 1954-1960, and drawn by renowned master artist Romano Scarpa, who went on to do superb work on the Disney Ducks. Prince Charming leaves Snow White in the care of the Seven Dwarfs while he goes on an expedition with the king. But the Evil Queen is back! Then, the Dwarfs build a special diamond throne for the Princess, but when it vanishes, they set out to find the thief. Also: what is the secret of the eighth dwarf? Fantagraphics, 2017....More.

Item Code: RETSW
Hard Cover, 9x11, 164pg, Full Color
$19.99 $9.99
For more Closeouts, see the special section on the home page. Search by price, latest, and favorites, a new feature.
 

King Kong on Sale

 


KONG OF SKULL ISLAND Volume 1
Closeout Price! By James Asmus. Art by Carlos Magno and Brad Simpson. Based on Kong of Skull Island created by Joe Divito. Cover by Nick Robles. Ten pages of variant covers by Adam Hughes, Paul Pope, Ryan Sook, Stan Sakai and others! Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to unite when their island is destroyed. Washing up on the shores of Skull Island, they must defend their people against an endless horde of dinosaurs and monsters. With the help of Kong lies hope for survival. Behind a superb painted cover is an entirely new and unique story of our noble giant ape! Boom, 2017....More.

Item Code: KONS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$16.99 $9.99
 


KONG OF SKULL ISLAND Vol 2
Closeout Price! Recommended. By James Asmus. Art by Carlos Magno, with Brad Simpson and Jeremy Lawson. Cover by Nick Robles. We're very impressed with these beautifully drawn new adventures on Skull Island. In this new episode, two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to unite when their island is destroyed. Washing up on the shores of Skull Island, they must defend their people against an endless horde of dinosaurs and monsters--with the help of Kong, who is sympathetic to a beautiful and capable island girl. BOOM! Studios and DeVito Artworks unleash an original graphic novel, with fine covers by Robles. Boom, 2017....More.

Item Code: KONS02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Partial Color
$19.99 $9.99
 


KONG OF SKULL ISLAND Volume 3
Closeout Price! Recommended. By James Asmus. Art by Carlos Magno and Jeremy Lawson. There are some who would see the Kong as monsters. Beasts waiting to unleash the anger they have within. When a coup is formed to take Ewata, the present ruler of the primitive peoples of the island, from power and show the Tagu and Atu people the power of the Kong, everyone's existence is thrown into chaos. The Kong--giant gorillas like King Kong--must battle enormous monsters and the tribespeople are caught in the middle. Final book in the trilogy. Boom, 2018....More.

Item Code: KONS03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$16.99 $9.99
 


ALSO AVAILABLE
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF KING KONG VS TARZAN
Highly Recommended. By Will Murray. Art by Joe DeVito. Beast-God Versus Ape-Man. The year was 1933. Filmmaker Carl Denham had captured the stupendous monster he had dubbed "King" Kong. But that was only the beginning. Denham was determined to get the dethroned ruler of Skull Mountain Island back to America, and cash in on the greatest wild animal capture in human history. The saga of how Kong was taken in chains from his Indian Ocean kingdom to New York City has never been told. And how the Kong ends up in Tarzan's Africa! Get ready for a wild ride! Altus, 2016....More.

Item Code: KKVT
Soft Cover, 6x9, 478pg, Text/b&w
$24.95

There is also a Deluxe signed edition with a bonus 12-page afterword, color dust jacket, and Signature Plate signed by Doug Murray and Joe Devito, and signed in facsimile by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Rice Burroughs (since both are dead)–but it makes for a fun signature plate. [KKVTH. $65].

See our website for more books by Will Murray including The New Wild Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Most come in both softcover and signed deluxe hardcover editions with exclusive added features.

 

New Half-Price Hurt Books

 


AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES The 1990s 1990-1999 Hurt
By Keith Dallas, Jason Sacks et al. Art by Todd McFarlane. The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of full-color hardcovers, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! Jason Sacks and Keith Dallas coordinate this volume, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of the Bill Clinton years! The 1990s was the decade when Marvel Comics sold 8.1 million copies of an issue of the X-Men, saw its superstar creators form their own company, cloned Spider-Man, and went bankrupt. TwoMorrows, 2018. Condition: Minor bumps to corners....More.

Item Code: ACB03HR
Hard Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Full Color
$44.95 $22.50
 


THE HOODED GUNMAN An Illustrated History of Collins Crime Club Hurt
Recommended. By John Curran. A lavish full-color celebration of the 2000 books by more than 250 authors published by the iconic Crime Club between 1930 and 1994. From Agatha Christie to Reginald Hill, the Hooded Gunman was a guarantee of a first-class crime novel for almost 65 years, and those books are now as sought after and collectible as any book series, with many commanding high prices and almost impossible to find. Pictures the jacket art of every book published over seven decades, descriptive blurbs of every book, facts, figures and lists, and drawing on rare archival photos, correspondence and marketing materials. 350,000-word text. Collins Crime Club, 2019. Condition: Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: HOODGHR
Hard Cover, 9x11, 400pg, Text/Full Color
$50.00 $24.99
 


A PRINCESS OF MARS Hurt
By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by Michael Kaluta. Relive Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic adventure tale in this handsome representation featuring illustrations by comics master Michael Kaluta. A revered illustration powerhouse, Kaluta's unmistakable style presents John Carter's "Barsoom" experiences like you've never seen before. A must have for Burroughs and Kaluta fans. IDW, 2015. Condition: Minor bumps to corners....More.

Item Code: APRINHR
Hard Cover, 9x14, 124pg, Text/Partial Color
$14.99

These three are in VERY short supply. See more Hurts, including several new titles never before listed, because we only have 2 or 3 copies. (See a full list last week). You can search these by lowest price, newest and other parameters on our website. If we run out of these three or any others, we often have unblemished, new copies are our normal retail or discounted retail price.

I recommended all the American Comic Book Chronicles. Currently in stock are 1940-1944, 1960-64, 1965-69, 1970s and 1980s, starting at $39.99.

Dejah Thoris Omnibus Collections and ERB Mars collections, several now on sale. See our website.

 

3...2...1...Gone

 
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 full list of items low in stock.
 

Rare & Out of Print

 

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Coming in December

 


THE ART OF POPEYE A Masterwork of the Medium
By R.C. Harvey. To celebrate 90 years of Popeye, the character, the comic strip and his universe, Hermes Press is publishing the definitive art monograph on the subject. This 300-page book features a comprehensive essay written by pop culture historian R.C. Harvey accompanied by over 350 illustrations of original strip and comic book art, animation art, illustrations, advertising art, products, the Robert Altman film, and everything Popeye. Every aspect of Popeye is explored, from Olive Oyl and Eugene the Jeep to Wimpy and Bluto. This comprehensive history is a must. Hermes Press, 2020. Due: Dec. ...More.

Item Code: ARTPOPH
Hard Cover, 10x10, 304pg, Full Color
$65.00
 


AVAILABLE NOW
THIMBLE THEATRE AND THE PRE-POPEYE CARTOONS OF E.C. SEGAR
Highly Recommended. More than a decade before he created the world's most famous cartoon sailor, E.C. Segar began his comics career in the movies. He drew cartoons for silent movie theater slides, the Charlie Chaplin comic strip, and a daily strip about Chicago's movies and entertainment. Then, in 1919, he penned his own “small screen” creation for the newspapers, Thimble Theatre, where Popeye was to be born. Here are all of E.C. Segar's early comics and illustrations, and 125 pre-Popeye Thimble Theater Sunday pages, including the complete run of the famed Western desert saga, a series that rivals his later work in superb art, storytelling and humor. Sunday Press, 2018....More.

Item Code: THIMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x17, 125pg, Full Color
$85.00
See Popeye Classics Archives and more here.
 

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