Thursday, October 22, 2020

Voting is your Superpower!, Ditko goes BIG, a new Druillet Lone Sloane, Johnny Hazard, Donald Duck, ghost stories and much more!

Yoe has a timely and fun new book on the history of promotional comics about VOTING. Ditko’s Doctor Strange run is now King-Sized. We have new art inspired by Miyazaki films; a new Druillet Lone Sloane, Chaos; a new Johnny Hazard by Frank Robbins; two new Duck collections; Manga Ghost Stories, an enormous Fables Compendium, Max Collins’ Ms Tree Volume 2, a bio of DC writer Gardner Fox, The Marvel Age of Comics, a bio of Jodorowsky, Charles Schulz Interviews and much more!

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Highly Recommended. By Larry Leiber, Al Avison et al. Introduction by Julie Newmar. In the 1950s the Cold War and Red Scare stoked fears, so civic organizations and major comic book companies teamed up to create clever stories to be passed out in the streets, union halls, factories, at state fairs, in schools. There were titles like "The Man Who Stole Your Vote" (with an evil masked super villain), "If Your Children Could Vote" (with a brave, brash Greta Thurnberg-of-the-time berating the adults), and "Your Vote is Vital" (powerfully illustrated by Lee Elias!). Clover Press, 2020....More.

Item Code: VOTSP
Soft Cover, 7x10, 72pg, Full Color

I'm adding my voice to this Yoe project. Get out there and VOTE, everyone!

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Comics Archives


Collects the Dr. Strange stories from Strange Tales #110-111, 114-146, 1963-66. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee, Roy Thomas et al. Art by Steve Ditko. Steve Ditko and Stan Lee's complete "Doctor Strange" stories at a massive size, so big that each page is like falling into another dimension. Lose yourself in the first appearances of such iconic characters as Baron Mordo, Wong, Eternity, beautiful Clea, Dormammu, the Mindless Ones and more. Ditko is an inimitable talent dedicated to a singular vision — one of the greatest storytellers of all time — a visual master who created other dimensions beyond imagining and eerie worlds beyond compare. Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: DITKKH
Hard Cover, 14x21, 328pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Collects Amazing Fantasy #15, Amazing Spider-Man #3, 11-13, 24, 31-33, Annual #1-2, 1962-64. Highly Recommended. By Steve Ditko and Stan Lee. The incomparable Amazing Spider-Man work of Steve Ditko, in the massive King-Size format. From Spidey's origin to the first appearances of villains like Mysterio and Doctor Octopus, all for the first time OVERSIZE. Including the Master Planner saga (#21-33) — considered by many to be the greatest Spider-Man story ever. A host of bonus material, including Ditko's original Amazing Fantasy #15 artwork with variant art, several pages of his uninked pencils, full color house ads and more. Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: DITAKH
Hard Cover, 14x22, 328pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

We have much more on Ditko, including several sale-priced titles. Click here for ALL of our King-Size titles, including several Jack Kirby collections and just out, Steranko is Revolutionary! King Size [STERRH. $125, $105]. You can also see many of our oversized artist's editions here. Reminder: shipping in the U.S. is FREE on all orders over $300.


Fables #1-41 & more, 2002-2005. Highly Recommended. By Bill Willingham. Art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Lan Medina, James Jean et al. Get lost in the fantastic world, an amazing 1180 pages of it, of Bill Willingham's acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning series. 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....More.

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

Almost Gone! Collects Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #192-216 & more, 1956-58. Highly Recommended. By Carl Barks. Gift box set collects two volumes: In "The Lost Peg Leg Mine" (Volume 18), 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. In "The Black Pearls of Tabu Yama" (Volume 19), 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! Fantagraphics, 2020. Out of print....More.

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

These two volumes can also be ordered individually, along with earlier volumes and more slipcased sets (always at a savings over the individual volumes). Click here to see them all.


DISNEY MASTERS Volume 14 Donald Duck Follow the Fearless Leader
21 stories, 1958-64. By Dick Kinney and Al Hubbard. Donald's nerdy cousin Fethry Duck is a mallard on a mission, determined to include Donald in all his sudden passions: from a super exercise regimen to building an indoor farm, to stage magic that turns startlingly real! This volume begins collecting these Ducktales for the first time in North America! Kinney and Hubbard were a Disney dream team in the '60s, hatching Donald Duck co-stars like Fethry, master spy Mata Harrier, and terrible tomcat Tabby. Fantagraphics, 2020....More.

Item Code: DM14H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 192pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Click here for previous Disney Masters volumes and slipcased sets.


MS. TREE Volume 2 Skeleton in the Closet
Highly Recommended. By Max Collins. Art by Terry Beatty. Six more classic stories from Road to Perdition author Max Allan Collins and artist Terry Beatty. Follow the beautiful but deadly—and unforgiving—private investigator Ms. Michael Tree through The Devil's Punchbowl, Skeleton in the Closet, Cry Rape!, Horror Hotel, Roger's Story, and To Live and Die in Viet Nam. Plus bonus text short story with Ms Tree, Louise. Titan Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: MST02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 288pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Volume 1 offers five novellas in one thick volume [MST01. $24.99, $21.99].


Art Books


MY NEIGHBOR HAYAO Art Inspired by The Films of Miyazaki
Recommended. Introduction by Takashi Murakami. Curated by Spoke Art Gallery, artwork from more than 250 artists. A diverse array of original paintings, sculpture, and limited edition prints that attracted more than 10,000 attendees. This beautiful book grants fans of Miyazaki another creative avenue to explore his inspired worlds through interpretations of characters and themes found in iconic films including My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke.Cernunnos, 2020....More.

Item Code: MYNEH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 272pg, Partial Color

By Vincent Bernière and Nicolas Tellop. Written in collaboration with some of the finest American and Bande Dessinée journalists and legendary collaborators in the fields of art, music and film. A journey through Jodo’s personal life, his life in the theater, his rebirth as a 70s cinematic cult figure and of course, his work on Dune, the unfinished masterpiece. Interviews, essays, illustrations and photographs offer an in-depth look at his entire career, including collaborations with Moebius and other comics artists on the Incal and Metabarons series. Humanoids, 2019....More.

Item Code: SEVLH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 208pg, Full Color

See our website for more Jodorowsky including his latest collection, Twisted Tales [JODTH. $34.95, $29.95] and his collaboration with Moebius, the adult dark fantasies of Angel Claws [ANGEH. $24.95, $21.95]. This is a new bargain-priced edition.


Comics Strips & Graphic Novels


MANGA YOKAI STORIES Ghostly Tales from Japan
Highly Recommended. By Lafcadio Hearn. Adapted by Sean Michael Wilson. Art by Inko Ai Takita. Classic and very unusual Japanese ghost stories, collected and translated by famed author Lafcadio Hearn between 1890 and 1904. A masterless samurai is trapped in a house haunted by headless goblins; A young man develops an obsession with a woman in a painting that almost kills him; A woman's unburied corpse cannot rest until she has taken her revenge on the man who divorced her; A young mother terrifies her family when she returns as a ghost, unable to find peace until she puts to rest a shocking secret she has left behind... Tuttle, 2020....More.

Item Code: MANGYO
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, b&w

I quite enjoyed this, it's very different. Look here for more Manga, and here if you like Ghost Stories!


Highly 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....More.

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

Volumes 4-7 are all available at $50. Volume 9 is due in February, and available to backorder. Click here to see them all.


Limited, 1000. Highly Recommended. By Frank Robbins. For the last six years Hermes Press has been reprinting the daily version of Frank Robbins' masterpiece, Johnny Hazard. Now after scouring collections all over the world for a set of the color tabloid Sundays, Hermes Press presents an archival, full size reprint of these exciting Sunday stories — 133 Sundays in sequence. Plus 26 pages of special features, from character original art, full size, to a look at Robbin's work at DC and at Marvel Comics by Roy Thomas, and a Foreword, "A Look at One of the Great," by Howard Chaykin. Hermes Press, 2020....More.

Item Code: JHSH
Hard Cover, 12x17, 160pg, Full Color

Click here for more work by Frank Robbins.


Highly Recommended. By Philippe Druillet. Set ten years after the best-selling 6 Voyages of Lone Sloane, Chaos sees Druillet's complex and existential protagonist continuing to explore the endless mysteries of the universe. He has been presumed dead along with his woman, Salammbo, but indeed he is not, and this is the story of his reappearance. This time, he comes face to face with his old enemy, Shaan. Titan, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: 6V04H
Hard Cover, 10x13, 72pg, Full Color

Also available:

The Night [NIGHH. $24.99, $21.99]

Yragael & Urm [YRAH. $34.99]

Druillet’s very first book, Lone Sloane, the French language hardcover (near fine), 1966, [RB62. $150, $99].


Comics Related


FORGOTTEN ALL-STAR A Biography of Gardner Fox
Highly Recommended. By Jennifer DeRoss. Comics and science fiction author Gardner Fox was known best for creating numerous comic book characters for DC Comics, including the Flash, Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Zatanna and the original Sandman, and was the writer who first teamed those and other heroes as the Justice Society of America, later recreating the team as the Justice League of America! Fox also introduced the concept of the Multiverse to DC Comics in the 1961 story "Flash of Two Worlds!". Pulp Hero Press, 2020....More.

Item Code: FORALL
Soft Cover, 5x9, 240pg, Text/b&w

The same author is working on her next book, on super-fan Jerry Bails. I’ve read this Gardner Fox book and very much enjoyed it. Fox was highly successful, enjoyed what he was doing, and wrote fan-favorite comics during both the Golden Age and Silver Age. It’s an inside look at being a comics professional. For more fine comics creator biographies, see Bill Schelly’s on Harvey Kurtzman, Otto Binder, and early comics fandom.


MARVEL AGE OF COMICS 1961-1978 40th Anniversary Edition
A massive bargain-priced volume, silver metallic cover. Highly Recommended. By Roy Thomas. Welcome to the Marvel Age of Comics, a triumphant era of comic and pop culture innovation which redefined the super hero genre. This behind-the-scenes treasure trove of images and exclusive insights reveals the making of such household characters as the Hulk and Spider-Man as well as the legendary architects who brought them to life. All from insider writer and editor, Roy Thomas!! Taschen, 2020....More.

Item Code: MARVAGH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 512pg, Full Color

New edition, Bargain-Priced. Our Highest Recommendation. By Paul Levitz. 1935-1956! Superman's story, and those of Batman, Wonder Woman, and hundreds of other DC Comics characters, are all told in The Golden Age of DC Comics. The single most comprehensive book on the subject, this volume traces the company's first decades, from its pulp origins up to the comic book burnings of the McCarthy '50s in more than 400 pages bursting with comics, art, comics, photographs, and more comics. Originally $60, now smaller sized but still with every page, every illustration. Taschen, 2019....More.

Item Code: GADCH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 672pg, Full Color

These two books are in matching formats, thick massive hardcovers. Both were first published at $60 and are unabridged, just smaller in size.


WHAT CARTOONING REALLY IS The Major Interviews with Charles M. Schulz
Recommended. By Gary Groth et al. Everybody knows the iconic characters of Peanuts, but few are privy to the character of the man who created this beloved cast and the world they inhabit: Charles M. Schulz. To illuminate the life story and rich inner life of the renowned cartoonist, Fantagraphics presents four of the most comprehen­sive interviews ever conducted with Schulz, by film critic Leonard Maltin, novelist Laurie Colwin, Comics Journal editor and critic Gary Groth, and comic strip historian Rick Marschall. Fantagraphics, 2020....More.

Item Code: WHATC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 232pg, Text/b&w
$24.99 $21.99

Click here for 20 more books of Peanuts, including three others about Shulz: Born to Draw Comics, Only What’s Necessary: The Art of Peanuts, and The Comics of Charles Schulz.


2021 Pin-Up Calendars


THE ART OF OLIVIA Featuring Bettie Page 2021 Calendar
Highly Recommended. By Olivia De Berardinis. Produced and published by Olivia herself, here are twelve months of classic pin-up art (24 images) featuring Bettie Page and other favorite models (Julie Strain, Dita Von Teese, Masuimi Max et al). Each month of 2021 opens out to a double page spread with 2 images — the art covers roughly 2/3's of the spread, and calendar dates the rest. Very handsomely designed. Some tasteful nudity. Ozone, 2020. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: OLI21
na, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

One of our very top selling calendars every year. Beware, this has sold out early some years.

Also by Olivia:

Let Them Eat Cheesecake Signed from 1500 – 1 copy only [AB02. $125 $100]

Olivia button packs, both almost gone [OLIV2019, OLIV2018. $6.99 ea]

Lucky Ladies II Playing Cards [OLIL. $9.95]

Olivia Terry Tattoo Flash Pin [OLIVTF. $12].

Olivia’s work is also in Pinups Past and Present by Jim Silke [PINPASH. $17.99]. A second volume in this series is due soon.


RETRO PIN-UPS 2021 Calendar (Gifted)
Recommended. If you like the Elvgren "school" of vintage cheesecake, this is for you. Besides Gil's work (at least half of the calendar), here also are daring ladies by Randall and Art Frahm, who's famous for his ladies with their panties around their ankles. Girls pose in revealing nighties, dance, stretch, brush their hair, try to keep a towel in proper place, expose long legs exiting a car, etc. Gifted, 2020. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: RPU21
na, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

Recommended. It's classic Gil Elvgren and each girl is like a centerfold, taking up about 3/4's of the double page space each month. I like that format, it allows for much larger pictures albeit the date space is a bit smaller. We have girls doing tire repair, caught by an arrow, using a dress to hold a hot dish...all exposing sheer nylons. Many wear even less, posed seductively in daring outfits. All smiling or surprised to find themselves exposed. Orange Circle, 2020....More.

Item Code: PIG21
na, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

Click here for all 2021 Calendars. And click here for the latest in Pin-Up Art.



No new items added this week, but you can click here to see items that are going away soon, down to just one, two or three copies left.

Coming in December


By Eliza Ivanova. An evocative, edgy, and beautiful book filled with the work of this exciting artist who has contributed to many of Pixar's latest films. She produces effortless movement with her sketched lines and animation-influenced dynamic touches. Well known for her portraits and figures of women and children, Eliza’s style is distinctive and rich in detail. Includes a gallery filled with a mix of old favorites, new creations and commissions for this book. 3DTotal, 2020. Due: Dec....More.

Item Code: ELEEZ
Soft Cover, 9x13, 152pg, Full Color

SILVER AGE CLASSICS KONA Monarch of Monster Isle Volume 1 Hardcover
Collects KONA Monarch of Monster Isle #1-4, 1962 plus Reptilicus #1, 1961. By Sam Glanzman. Covers by Victor Prezio. Debuted in Dell's Four Color Comics #1256 (February 1962) before his own self-titled series started a few months later with issue #2. Kona saves the lives of Dr. Henry Dodd, his daughter Mary and his grand children Mason and Lily after this group crashes their army surplus airship on the prehistoric Pacific island Monster Isle that Kona calls home. PS Artbooks, 2020. Due: Dec....More.

Item Code: SAKM01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Check out more titles in the Silver Age Classics series. We are the primary U.S. source for these. Diamond does not keep these in stock past their first listing, so most comic shops can’t restock them.


Collects Space Adventures #27-31, 1959. By Dick Giordano et al. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, we come to the end of our Space Adventures saga from Charlton Comics. Blast off into these pages and feast on the universe of 1950s space adventures from writers and artists including Dick Giordano, Steve Ditko (4 stories in #27), Bill Molno, Charles Nicholas, Matt Baker, Ernie Hart, Maurice Whitman, Rocco Mastroserio and Bill Montes. PS Artbooks, 2020. Due: Dec....More.

Item Code: PCSPA06H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

See previous volumes on our website.


Highly Recommended. By Neal Adams, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez et al. Introduced in 1967, Deadman was a circus performer known as "Boston" Brand who was murdered while on the high-wire. In the afterlife, a mysterious being known as Rama Kushna gifted his spirit with the ability to possess the bodies of the living so he could discover the identity of his killer and bring him to justice. Featuring spectacular art by Neal Adams, José Luis García-López and others, these tales take Deadman across the DC Universe in search of justice. DC Comics, 2020. Due: Dec....More.

Item Code: DEADMH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 944pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 20 1966-1968
Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Sy Barry. This continues the Sy Barry years! Five complete continuities: "Bullet's Town," "The Killer," "The Sea God," "The Satchel," "The Crime School," "Deadman's Point," and "The Rogue Elephant." Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials. Hermes, 2020. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: PH20H
Hard Cover, 12x8, 272 pg, Full Color

See our website for more Dailies, Sundays, and other Phantom books.


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Mature Readers

Beautiful Sexy Portraits of Erotic Film Stars is just what it sounds like, except it’s not explicit nor in bad taste. Nearly half the book is actually face portraits, lovely faces of well-known film stars, but nothing prurient. The other half is more traditional full nudes. By photographer & film director James Avalon.

From the same publisher: Early Photographs of Bettie Page [EARP. $19.99 $14.99]

Two new 2021 Calendar titles this week: The tasteful Wings of Angels…girls in skimpy outfits and classic WWII planes, no nudity. And Pole Dancers, athletic ladies doing amazing acrobatics. See all of our adult calendars here, including several new ones.

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