Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A new Illustrators Special on Crime Noir, Hellsing and Berserk series continue, Marvel The First 80 Years and PS Artbooks on sale!

I like the new Illustrators Special on Crime Noir. Also the second Omnibus collection of Marvel Mystery Comics #13-24 and Marvel The First 80 Years. Big news is an entirely new PS Artbooks sale, with Pre-Code and Silver Age archives at less than half price. 40+ titles. If you missed our Cyber Sale last week, you can still check it out here. Calendars are flying out of here suddenly, so get yours now. See more details in News and Notes below.

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Highly Recommended. Special Art Noir issue featuring the fine mystery illustrator Sean Phillips (Crisis and Devlyn Waugh), Jordi Bernet (Torpedo) and Charles Biro (Crime Does Not Pay). Also a history of crime comics, a look at pioneer Fred Guardineer, and "Three Panel Crimes," an interesting retro Instagram sensation. Here's the inside story on these varied aspects of crime comics and illustration; Sean Phillips' work is amazing (he did this cover) and well covered with fine reproductions. Book Palace, 2020....More.

Item Code: IQS09
Magazine, 9x11, 144pg, Partial Color
See all the available Illustrators Specials on our website, and back issues of IQ also.

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Collects Marvel Comics #13-24, 1940-41. Highly Recommended. By Jack Kirby, Bill Everett, Carl Burgos et al. IIn its second year, the Marvel Mystery all stars settled in with the fiery Human Torch by Carl Burgos and the unparalleled stories of The Sub-Mariner by Bill Everett. But they also added super heroes galore: Simon & Kirby's Vision begins in #13 along with The Patriot and the wild robot Electro, Terry Vance, jungle king Ka-Zar and the noir adventurer the Angel, beautifully drawn by Paul Gustavson. Each issue delivered 64 pages of nonstop 1940s action! Roy Thomas introduces these issues moving into the war years. Alex Schomburg was now turning out one glorious cover after another, starring the Human Torch and often Subby too. Every one in this collection is by him. Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: GOLM02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 832pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00
Some of the very finest, coolest comics of the Golden Age. So great to have these at a relatively affordable price!!! Volume 1 collects the first 12 issues, 1939-40 [GOLM01H. $150, $125].

See more Golden Age Omnibus collections from Marvel, including the Complete Sub-Mariner by Bill Everett...on our website.

Collects Avengers #1-12, 1996 and six more titles. By Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino et al. Art by Chap Yaep, Ian Churchill et al. In 1996, the hottest creators of the day teamed up to re-imagine and reinvigorate Marvel's greatest heroes. The Avengers and Fantastic Four were reborn with bold new looks, their origins re-envisioned. Thor, Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Hawkeye, Hellcat, Ant-Man, Iron Man, and more: the Avengers lineup is both new and classic. They're up against revised versions of Kang, Ultron, the Enchantress, the Masters of Evil, Loki and more. Plus: the Avengers and FF take on the Hulk and Galactus! Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: HERRE
Soft Cover, 7x10, 496pg, Full Color
$44.99 $39.99
Here's more of The Avengers archives.

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! Wild and violent manga, in a similar format to the popular Berserk series, also from Dark Horse. Mature Readers. Dark Horse, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: HELSD02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 648pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99
Vol 1 is in stock now, same discounted price [HELSD01H].

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 in a giant omnibus volume. 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. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: BER06H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 712pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99
We keep all the back volumes in stock, all at the same discounted price [BER01H, etc].

Marvel Comics History


The True Story of a Pop-Culture Phenomenon. An in-depth, beautifully illustrated companion book which explores the origins and rich history of the largest comic book publishing company in the world, from the minds of infamous creators such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko - Marvel Comics! Though now the company is famous for their blockbuster hits such as the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, and Spider-Man, this book explores the company's humble beginnings and its struggle to become the powerhouse of publishing that it is today. Featuring all-encompassing overviews of the trials and triumphs from each decade, with marvelous milestones, characters, creators, incredible illustrations, and behind-the-scenes trivia. Titan, 2020....More.

Item Code: MARV80H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 160pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $26.99
The softcover edition just arrived today, but not in time for a full listing. [MARV80. $19.99, $17.99]. 

Click here for more about the history of Marvel Comics. I also recommend Taschen's bargain-priced Marvel Age of Comics: 1961-1978 40th Anniversary Edition.

The 2020 edition of Chronicle Books' yearly publication celebrating artists selected by the year's jury at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. These illustrators represent the most daring new artists working on children's picture books across the world, most from foreign-language editions. Nearly all are new to us and very avant-garde. The jurors this year are Lorenzo Mattotti, Machiko Wakatsuki, Enrico Fornaroli, Valerie Cussaguet, and Javier Mariscal. Each of these is interviewed. Chronicle Books, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: ILLA20
Soft Cover, 9x11, 192pg, Partial Color

The Phantom


THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 19 1964-1966
Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Sy Barry. This continues the Sy Barry Years which 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. Includes a comprehensive essay on Artist Sy Barry and his start doing wonderful, Alex Toth-like work for DC in the 1950s, on titles like Big Town, Mystery In Space and All American Western. His was a premiere DC style then. Hermes, 2020....More.

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

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. Sy Barry is credited with bringing the strip up into the modern times, with slicker art, modern fashions and sensibilities, and interesting new femmes fatales. Meanwhile Falk continued to write the strips, expanding The Phantom's adventures to international locales. Hermes, 2020....More.

Item Code: PH20H
Hard Cover, 12x8, 272pg, Full Color
See our website for more of The Phantom. See News & Notes below, for issues about keeping these and other Hermes titles available.

PS Artbooks – All New Sale

We just received more than 40 PS Artbooks Pre-Code and Silver Age archives that have NEVER been on sale before. Every one of them is available now on our website, click here for the entire list, and click here to see ALL 100 plus PS Artbooks on sale. We will FEATURE about ten titles here, every week, for the next 4-5 weeks. Here’s the first group.

Closeout Price! Limited, 700! Collects #6-10, 1952-53. Recommended. By Norman Saunders (covers), Bernard Baily, Shelly Moldoff et al. From the magical days of 1952 and featuring artists and writers such as Sheldon Moldoff, Bernard Baily, Moe Marcus, Bob McCarty (his work is this collection's highlight, with a fine story in every single issue), and Norman Saunders. Crossing horror and SF has never been more enjoyable. Lock the door, flip the tab on a can of soda and delve into those potato chips. Completes the series, including a classic "drowning cover" and the iconic "man with no eyes" Saunders cover & eyes ripped out story in the last issue! PS Artbooks, 2017....More.

Item Code: PCWOF02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color
$59.99 $19.95

Closeout Price! Limited, 1700! Collects #1-5, 1951-53. Highly Recommended. By Bernard Baily, George Evans, Sekowsky, Powell et al. From Fawcett, it's 1952 and the best artists in the studio were working hard to outdo the competition over at EC Comics. Sheldon Moldoff, Bernard Baily (with some killer covers), Bob Powell (four top-drawer stories), George Evans (in his best EC style), Mike Sekowsky, Moe Marcus, Bob McCarty (under-rated but fine arist), Harry Harrison (Wally Wood's studio-mate and collaborator) and painter Norman Saunders! Lurid, fun horror and sci-fi. PS Artbooks, 2017....More.

Item Code: PCWOF01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color
$59.99 $19.95

Closeout Price! Collects Weird Adventures #1, 1951, and Weird Thrillers # 1-5, 1951-1952. Highly Recommended. By Frank Giacola, Alex Toth, Murphy Anderson, Sy Barry et al. Sporting what must surely be one of the finest (albeit short) runs of painted covers, Ziff Davis's Weird Thrillers and the one-shot (numbered 10, go figure) Weird Adventures remain one of the field's most overlooked entries. Until now. Here also are Gene Colan, Bob Powell, Geroge Tuska, Bill Everett and Joe Kubert! These issues are in a class by themselves, as well as being some great sci-fi, fantasy and horror. And, oh, the covers...each one is a gem. PS Artbooks, 2016....More.

Item Code: PCWAT01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$59.99 $19.95

Closeout Price! Collects #1-5, 1952. Recommended. Art by Pete Morisi (PAM), Gus Ricca, George Tuska, Charles Sultan et al. St. John's criminally overlooked Weird Horrors has a cover style that's a riff on Marvel's later and much-loved Amazing Adult Fantasy. And believe me, you'll have to go a long way to match this first volume, with work from Gus Ricca, George Tuska, Charles Sultan, Bob Forgione, Enrico Bagnoli, Rafael Astarita, Paul Gattuso, Don Perlin and Albert Tyler, many of whom are not household names though their styles deserve for them to be right up there with the very best. #3 has a hashish story! PS Artbooks, 2018....More.

Item Code: PCWH01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$44.99 $19.95

Closeout Price! Collects #1-6, 1951. Recommended. Art by Lou Cameron, Gene Colan, Mike Sekowsky et a Here comes the first volume of Ace Comics' horror title, one that I personally like quite a bit. Artist Lou Cameron is an unsung name from this time; his Time Machine for Classics Illustrated is his best known work, but early on he was doing superior and imaginative artwork sometimes as good as a Frazetta or Williamson. And here's Mike Sekowsky, between his career beginning at Timely and ending up at DC Comics. PS Artbooks, 2018....More.

Item Code: PCW01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $19.95

Closeout Price! Collects #1-7, 1952-53. Recommended. Art by Robert Webb, Matt Baker et al. Okay, horror fans, check out the seven blood-soaked and brain-damaged gore-fests that make up the first seven issues of Voodoo, boasting an artist line-up that includes Robert Webb, Matt Baker, and the entire Iger Shop. Here are reprints of two rare Baker South Sea Girl stories as well as Rulah, plus more Baker stories plus the best of the Iger Shop emulating Baker. Some fun and iconic covers on these first issues, including a man stabbed in the face, noted in Overstreet. PS Artbooks, 2018....More.

Item Code: PCV01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
$59.99 $19.95

Closeout Price! Collects The Unseen #11-15 & Who Is Next? #5, 1953-54. Recommended. By Alex Toth, Nicky Cardy, George Tuska, Gene Fawcette et al. It was the 1950's “ the Atomic Age, the Cold War, and just before the Space Race. Comics books were the education, the entertainment, and, according to some, the downfall of America. What a great time! We loved to be scared— still do, it seems—from the comfort of our own home, secure in the knowledge that there's no real danger (or so we think). Final issues of this excellent series from Standard, along with Who Is Next?, a suspense one-shot featuring a town terrorized by a serial killer. PS Artbooks, 2018....More.

Item Code: PCEUN02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $19.95

Closeout Price! Collects #5-10 (#1-5), 1952-53. Highly Recommended. By Alex Toth, Nick Cardy, John Fawcette, Mike Sekowsky, John Celardo, Jack Katz, Mike Esposito & Ross Andru et al. It was the 1950's — the Atomic Age, the Cold War, and just before the Space Race. But nothing could match the imagination, the surprise, and the chilling-of-your-spine like the great horror comics of yesteryear. Some of the best non-EC horror stories came out of tiny publisher Standard, whose all-star artist Alex Toth set a high standard for his fellows. Both Mike Ross (Mike Esposito and Ross Andru) and Mike Sekowsky offer multiple wonderful Toth-style stories, inspired by the master. Jack Katz does his over-the-top thing. PS Artbooks, 2017....More.

Item Code: PCEUN01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $19.95

Closeout Price! Collects Unknown World #1, 1952 and Strange Stories from Another World #2-5, 1952-53. Covers by Norman Saunders, art by Bob McCarty, Harry Anderson, Shelly Moldoff et al. Ask yourself as you gaze at the magnificently-rendered splash page of "The Serpent Queen" with art by Bob McCarty, from the one-shot anthology Unknown World #1 (1952), "What is the significance of a leashed one-eyed snake in this panel?" This title continued with Strange Stories from Another World, for four more issues (#2 to #5), every one featuring lushly painted covers by Norman Saunders. Each also boasts one or more stories by the under-rated but fine artist Bob McCarty. PS Artbooks, 2017....More.

Item Code: PCEU01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$44.99 $19.95

Closeout Price! Limited, 700! #8-11 and Vol 2 #1-3, 1954-55. Recommended. By Al McWilliams, John Lehti, Frank Thorne, Mort Meskin et al. I never got to see the Tom Corbett TV show but I've eagerly tracked down all these cool issues from Dell and Prize. This is SF as it should be, with "space" substituted for "science". Here we see the wonder and unbelievable expanse of the cosmos that surrounds us, ringed planets and moons, space pirates, lost races, and even a spaceship graveyard. This book is for every boy that lives secretly inside every man who ever marveled at the saucer spaceship in Forbidden Planet. PS Artbooks, 2017....More.

Item Code: PCTCSC02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color
$59.99 $19.95

Closeout Price! Limited, 1700! Collects #1-7, 1952-54, including the first three Four-Colors. Highly Recommended. By Alden McWilliams, John Lehti, Frank Thorne et al. Al McWilliams went on to draw Twin Earths, the long-running space strip—here he shows his incredible skill with fully painted covers, some of the best of the 1950s. He also does the inside art for the first two issues. One of the great Dell titles of the early 1950s, complete with stills and notes from the wildly popular television show that this is based on. Much like DC's Tommy Tomorrow, a clean-cut young team of spacemen tackling adventures on other worlds: space pirates, lost races, and even a spaceship graveyard. Fun stuff! Incredibly great painted covers throughout. PS Artbooks, 2017....More.

Item Code: PCTCSC01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 252pg, Full Color
$59.99 $19.95
We also restocked a small handful of titles that had been offered before but sold out. Our previous PS sale from a couple years ago was very popular and a great many titles sold out. We do have small quantities of some of these older on-sale titles. Click here to see all 217 PS Artbooks, beginning with the lowest priced. You can also change the sort to LATEST titles, to POPULARITY, etc.

New Hurt Books – all Half Price


Signed. Highly Recommended. By Dean Yeagle. Since 2008, Dean has created more than 600 Mandy works as special commissions for gallery shows and for collectors. Here he collects these never-before-seen works. Here's every variation on Mandy, but with that one common theme...she's caught in a nude or almost nude pose, surprise on her face and big innocent eyes. Mandy herself introduces her very first commissions from 2008. Also included are some delightful prelim sketches preparing for the final full color piece. Wonderful work from this famed Playboy Magazine cartoonist. Caged Beagle, 2018. Condition: bumped corners. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: MANFHSR
Hard Cover, 9x12, 48pg, Full Color
$25.00 $12.50
See our website for all the Mandy books, all signed.

Highly Recommended. Edited by Todd Spoor and Bill Cox. Cover by Tran Nguyen (Ambedo) and back cover by Spectrum Grand Master Donato Giancola. This once again contains one of the most diverse groups of artists selected by their jury panel. 268 artists are represented, with works ranging from traditionally painted to digitally painted, illustrations in pencil, pen and ink or gold leaf, to sculpted works. Justin Gerard's image "For Hate's Sake" won IBA 7's grand prize, with artists Annie Stegg Gerard, Jeremy Wilson, Colin Poole, and Tran Nguyen also receiving grand prize awards. Infected By Art, 2019. Condition: Bumped corners. Mature Readers. ...More.

Item Code: INA07HR
Hard Cover, 9x11, 328pg, Full Color
$34.99 $16.99
See other editions on our website.

Deluxe hardcover with 20 additional pages. Recommended. Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle. "Sex Rampage of the Cycle Savages" ... "Big Mama's Killer Cycle Army" ... "Cross-Country Blast With 'Satan's Riders'" ... "Cycle Queens of Violence" ... The headlines in classic men's adventure magazines sure could paint a picture ... and so could the masters of pulp art who illustrated them! Vintage magazine covers and interiors, from the 1950s through the early 1970s, most unseen since their original publication. A unique archive of biker covers and interior illustrations, with history and some portions of the fiction. This is a limited-distribution book, only available from a few sources. New Texture, 2016. Condition: Bumped corners. Mature Readers.  ...More.

Item Code: BARBBHR
Hard Cover, 9x11, 134pg, Partial Color
$39.95 $19.95
The softcover is [BARBB. $19.95, $14.95] and has a different cover. See our website for more from this interesting pop culture publisher, New Texture. They do the two Sam Pollen collections, two Eva books, and a fine book on Mort Kunstler.

ART DECO By Markus Hattstein Hurt
Highly Recommended. Art Deco is the decorative, distinctly aesthetic style of the years between 1920 and 1940. The movement embraced all areas of lifestyle and art. Art Deco was a commitment to functionaity and modern technology, from autos to industrial design. With over 500 illustrations, this volume showcases the complexity of the Art Deco style and its manifestations in architecture, fashion, advertising, everyday objects, transport, graphics like books and magazines, and other areas of life, with examples worldwide. Konemann, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.

Hard Cover, 11x13, 540pg, Partial Color
$49.95 $24.95

MARVEL MASTERS OF SUSPENSE Stan Lee & Steve Ditko Omnibus Volume 1 Hurt
1956-61: 136 amazing stories. Our Highest Recommendation. Before Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, Steve Ditko applied his incomparable art and storytelling mastery to taut suspense-thrillers—cast with nervous-eyed dreamers and sweaty-palmed schemers, none of whom make it out with getting their just desserts. Here you get every single one of Ditko's stories of suspense for Marvel (and Atlas) in two beautifully restored Omnibus volumes. From his very first Marvel work in 1956 through to his last five-page masterpiece, every Silver Age tale is collected here. Marvel, 2019. Slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: MARMS01HR
Hard Cover, 8x11, 688pg, Full Color
$100.00 $50.00
Also available is Volume 2 [MARMS02HR. $50]. Only four copies are available of each of these. 

We don't have more than a handful of copies of any of these, so act immediately. We'll be listing several more titles each week for the next few weeks. Click here for all HURTS currently available, and check back every so often for new listings.


Here's another batch of 25 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.

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Cyber Sale 2020

This went out as a special mailing on November 20. If you didn't receive it, make sure you are signed up for these: check the EMAILS SUBSCRIPTION box on our home page. Click here to see the entire list of 90 plus new CLOSEOUT items, all in VERY short supply.

Gone Items no longer on Website: New Policy

Items that are completely sold out and cannot be backordered will no longer appear on our website. Previously, until a few weeks ago, we kept these on for several weeks, so that people searching for them would see their status and not search in vain for them.

This also meant you had to wade through a number of out of stock permanently items, until we cleared them out by hand. No longer…for good or bad. Now they will come off the website once gone…for instance, CYBER SALE items that are gone will now simply disappear. If you do a search by CODE, and don't find something, double check your code and try again. You can also search by title, but the search engine searches by each word in the title, not by the phrase (putting something in quotes does not work)…so you can do this, but you'll have to wade through more items to find what you are looking for. Searches by CODE will always take you straight to the item, if we still have it.

2021 Calendars Update

Three titles have been cancelled: YISM Models, Lingerie Provocative (we still have another lingerie title), and Worlds of Fiction. Also, as noted in the new catalog, Daniel Merriam sold out early again this year. Lorenzo's Spurlonga's Forbidden Calendar [FOR21. $19.95] just arrived today, and Elias Chatzoudis' Zodiac Calendar [ZOD21. $19.99] ships in mid-December! These are both specialty items, not widely distributed. You might take a look.


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Collector's Supplies

Our supplier has decided to retire. For some years he has been personally running a truck delivery route down from Oregon, to ourselves as well as comic stores. We've laid in lots of extras on everything we handle from him, in preparation for changing suppliers and probably raising some prices as our own cost goes up. For now, we have not changed any prices. That said, supply of some things, such as mylites and mylars, has been very spotty since the pandemic hit; we're still waiting for our big reorder on these. I recommend you order up now, like we have, figuring changes may be coming next year.

Hermes Publishing

To make a long story short…we've had issues keeping their titles in stock for some time. This includes all the Phantom titles, Johnny Hazard, Walt Kelly's Pogo Comics, Peter Wheat, Dark Shadows, Best of Roy Rogers, Frank Thorne titles, etc.

We've always liked publisher Daniel Hermes and enjoy his books, but his shipping department is, to put it frankly, very poor. They don't ship reorders promptly; they don't ship new releases promptly (one just arrived seven weeks after its general release); and they pack poorly, so we get damages. Our complaints have resulted not in better service, but in the people in charge of shipping cutting us off. Now we have to order their books from Diamond Comic Distributors, which comes with a new set of problems. Lower discount, for one. Damages again, for another. But the biggest deal is that Diamond does not keep their books in stock. We reorder books, they don't show up, and then Diamond cancels our order automatically. Then we have to cancel YOUR orders. Meanwhile the book is still available from Hermes.

You begin to see our issue? So, I am going to pad up our initial orders for new books, as much as I can. Then once we run out, if Diamond hasn't copies on hand, we'll have to drop the book. And that means that back volumes will also be dropping off our list as we run out. Our hands have been tied on this, as much as I want to continue to handle their line. So be aware of this; reserve your copies early or at least order new titles promptly while we still have copies.

Overstreet Goes Back to Press

We just got word that both the Hardcover and Softcover Overstreet are sold out. The softcover is already being reprinted and will be available Dec 16 [CB50S. $29.95]. The hardcover will not be reprinted (if you have one on backorder with us, let us know if you want to swap to a SC or if you want a refund). The Big Big Overstreet is also sold out, but we have two copies left [BIG50. $49.50].

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Friday, November 20, 2020

2020 CyberSale!

Welcome to our 2020 CyberSale! Sure, we know that the Monday after Thanksgiving is the official day, but we thought getting this to you early would give you time...over those wonderful, welcome days enjoy going through this.

Every item here is newly discounted. In fact, I dropped the prices a total of 117 items. But we have only room to picture 55 here. Click HERE to see ALL 117 items. You can also sort these by lowest price, highest price, most popular, and latest. Please note we have as few as 2 or 3 copies on many of these.

Finally, we also have more on-sale items in our CLOSEOUTS section on the homepage. The dropdown gives you a choice of different sections to choose from.

We are off the entire four day Thanksgiving weekend here...we need it! Place your order on or before Tuesday, Nov 24 so we can ship it before the holiday.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and Thank You for your continued support!!

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A masive, oversized volume packed with rare and never-before-seen art. Highly Recommended. By David Gerstein, J. B. Kaufman. Celebrate Mickey's complete legacy with the most expansive illustrated coffee table book ever on this one character: 1,500 images including behind-the-scenes shots and rare animation sketches that salute the art behind all of Mickey's 121 cartoons, his timeless comic adventures, and the world of Mickey merchandise and memorabilia. The landmark volume also spans the legendary Mickey Mouse Club as well as unfinished projects. There's a lovely picture of the entire Disney staff circa 1938 with all the Mickey merchandise of the time! Taschen, 2018....More.

Item Code: WALMMH
Hard Cover with CD - No Dustjacket, 11x16, 480pg, Full Color
$200.00 $139.00
Click here for more Mickey Mouse: historys, newspaper strips, Disney Masters, etc.

Fifth Anniversary Edition. Fantastic Illustration series has always been a best-seller for Designerbooks and volume 5 inherits the core concepts of the previous volumes. 22 top illustrators are showcased over anywhere from 10 to 30 pages, allowing a thorough look at their output. Styles vary from the realistic to the most outré avant garde work. International, with names entirely new to us. Thse include Mattias Odolfsson, Oscar Llorens, Fan Yuqin, Hittouch, Ralph Zabel, Kaxuki Okuda, Bang Sangho, Kiuw, Sool, Andre De Santis and Meme. Designerbooks, 2019....More.

Item Code: FANT05H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 368pg, Partial Color
$68.00 $38.00

DC COMICS The Art of Jim Lee Volume 1
Highly Recommended. By William Baker and Paul Levitz. "I'm doing what I love and there's nothing better in the world than that." -Jim Lee.This reveals the tremendous impact Lee has had on the DC Comics universe, including such superstar characters as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern, along with his legion of WildStorm heroes. From roughs and storyboards to pencils and finished color art, here is every stage of Jim Lee's creative process, spanning his WildStorm and DC career up to DC Comics' seminal New 52 relaunch in 2011, with exclusive commentary by Lee. This goes beyond comics and covers to model designs, merchandise, and film work. DC, 2019....More.

Item Code: DCARJ01H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 320pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $24.99

Handsome all-ages hardcover. Recommended. By Shea Fontana. Art by Karen Berger, Janice Chiang, Ramona Fradon et al. Female Super Heroes and Super-Villains in the DC universe. This book focuses on the fierce, strong, and independent heroes, along with the real-life women creators integral to their development. Wonder Woman, Lois Lane, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Hawkgirl, Black Canary, Amanda Waller, and many more, right down to the secondary but still important girls of the DC world. Each gets a full page, full color new illustration and an in-depth look at her career. I like the variety of art, from serious painting to the cartoonish, suited to each lady. Chronicle Books, 2019....More.

Item Code: DCWOMH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 176 pg., Full Color
$29.95 $18.95

GRATISFACTION The Unaspirational Art of Bigtoe Signed
Signed card. By BigToe. Introduction by Matt Kennedy. Foreword by Shag. BigToe was raised in SoCal on a steady beach-rat diet of Ed Roth, Mad Magazine and Surfer Magazine's Rick Griffin. After over 20 years in the Southern California surfing and apparel industry, he started painting for public exhibition in 2006, art with a casual, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and playful eroticism. His art is inspired by the confluence of Tiki, Kustom and Surf culture. Mermaids, tiki girls, rat finks, surfer babes...pop culture icons all. Oversized square hardcover, a prodigious collection of over 175 paintings, mugs, and designs. Working Class Publishing, 2019. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: GRATHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x12, 128pg, Full Color
$75.00 $45.00

Huge oversized hardcover. Recommended. By Deborah Riley and Jody Revenson. Filled with gorgeous illustrations and artwork from HBO's hit series, The Art of Game of Thrones is the definitive Game of Thrones art collection. The official collection of behind the scenes concept art and production design from HBO's landmark TV show. Learn how BAFTA and Emmy award-winning production designer Deborah Riley and her team brought to life the iconic locations of Westeros and beyond. Chapters examine Westeros, Essos, The Wall and Beyond. Insight Editions, 2019....More.

Item Code: ARTGTH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 432pg, Partial Color
$75.00 $45.00

Movies - Art - Comics - Pulps - Fiction - Fantasy - Horror. Highly Recommended. By Dave Golber, Jess Nevins et al. A fine all-new illustrated history of science fiction. Using timelines, online links, illustrations, movie posters & well-selected stills, book covers, and more, this amazing new book propels us into the well of modern imagination, from its roots in Frankenstein, through Verne, H.G. Wells, the late gothic and weird horror of Lovecraft to the mass market Pulps. Then a new generation of writers (Bradbury, Bloch, Asimov, Philip K. Dick), television and film, right up to the present day. Flame Tree, 2017....More.

Item Code: ASTIH
Hard Cover, 12x11, 192 pg., Full Color
$35.00 $14.99

Highly Recommended. By J. David Spurlock. Alex Schomburg produced the most dazzling array of high quality comic book covers in the Golden Age of American comics (1933-1955). This book collects, for the first time, a host of tantalizing Schomburg treasures in one volume. Super-heroes, jungle girls, robots, wild animals, and space travelers abound in these romantic and nostalgic pop art icons of the bygone WWII era. Vanguard, 2005....More.

Item Code: THRC
Soft Cover, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color
$24.95 $17.50
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Read each story from the original artwork. By Neil Gaiman, Charles De Lint et al. Art by Charles Vess. Unsigned regular edition. Twenty-two years ago, artist Charles Vess teamed up with an all-star ensemble of ground-breaking and award winning writers including Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Jane Yolen (Lost Girls), Sharyn McCrumb (The Ballad of Frankie Silver), and Jeff Smith (Bone) to produce The Book of Ballads ““ which re-imagined the greatest English, Irish, and Scottish folktales in sequential art. From the original art, here is that work—plus 50 pages of new material, scripts, thumbnails, original sketches and much more. Titan, 2017....More.

Item Code: BBSAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x15, 160pg, b&w
$75.00 $50.00
This is also available as a graphic novel [BBSAGH. $29.99, $26.99].

ZOOLOGIA The Art of Stan Manoukian
". a mix between aliens from outer space and Cthulhu's spawn. ". Highly Recommended. By Stan Manoukian. Step into the fantastical world of Stan Manoukian's complex and intricate creatures. In 200 pages, Zoologia immerses the reader in a fantastic bestiary. For ten years, this amazing French illustrator imagined and drew creatures sometimes disturbing, sometimes funny, sometimes cute, sometimes monstrous, but always fascinating. Stan has divided his creations into six chapters, each representing distinct geological terrains and environments: frozen, swampy, dry, wooden, rocky, and twilight. Cernunnos, 2018....More.

Item Code: ZOOLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 208pg, Partial Color
$39.95 $29.95
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Illustrated Fiction


Facsimile of the original 1910 edition. Highly Recommended. By Oscar Wilde. Art by Charles Robinson. While best known for his comedies of the 1890s, including The Importance of Being EarnestOscar Wilde was a master of many forms. This grand facsimile reproduction of a rare 1910 edition includes five of his very best fairy tales: "The Happy Prince," "The Nightingale and the Rose," "The Selfish Giant," "The Devoted Friend," and "The Remarkable Rocket." Charles Robinson, one of the most successful artists of the Golden Age, enhances the text with 12 remarkable full-color plates and scores of line drawings: decorated initial caps, illustrated vignettes, and other embellishments. Calla, 2018....More.

Item Code: HAPPH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 134pg, Text/Partial Color
$30.00 $20.00
Here's more fantasy by Oscar Wilde.

With a signed bookplate. Our Highest Recommendation. Illustrated by Scott Gustafson. Children and adults alike will delight in reading aloud these enduring and enchantingly told stories, richly illustrated and fabulously reimagined by award-winning artist Scott Gustafson. Eight wonderful stories with full page and even double-page full color illustrations. Stories include The Little Red Hen, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, The Crow and the Pitcher, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Beauty and the Beast, The Mice in Council, and The Boy Who Went to the North Wind. Artisan, 2017....More.

Item Code: CLASFH
Hard Cover, 11x12, 84pg, Full Color
$19.95 $12.95

Recommended. By Rosalind Kerven. Art by Arthur Rackham et al. Seven classic Arthurian legends, accompanied by beautiful vintage illustrations by Rackham, Eleanor Fortesque Brickdale, Elizabeth Shippen Green, Water Crane and others with notes on their background. Drawing on the original medieval texts, retold by a master storyteller, Rosalind Kerven, some of the most spellbinding stories in the Arthurian canon with Queen Guinevere, wizard Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table. Romance, adventure, and enchantment, nicely illustrated in b&w but mostly in color, with vintage artwork. Batsford, 2019. Condition: Copies may have a lightly bumped corner and/or light rubbing, which can be buffed out, on the cover edges....More.

Item Code: ARTLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 220pg, Text/Partial Color
$12.95 $7.95

Comic Archives


DISNEY MASTERS Volume 11 Mickey Mouse The Ice Sword Saga Book 2
Recommended. By Massimo De Vita. The second and final collection of cartoonist Massimo De Vita's epic saga of the legendary Ice Sword. Goofy and Mickey return to that dangerous domain, rejoining the wizard Yor and his dwarf defenders — first, to battle an old enemy when "The Prince of Mists Strikes Back," then to save the world from a sinister sleeping sickness in "The Sleeping Beauty in the Stars!" Donald Duck guest stars. Fun adventure stories reminding us of the classic Scrooge adventures by Carl Barks. Wild stuff, including a trip to outer space. Fantagraphics, 2020....More.

Item Code: DM11H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 192 pg., Full Color
$29.99 $17.99

THOUGHT BUBBLE Anthology Collection 10 Years of Comics
By Kate Beaton et al. Art by Charlie Adlard et al. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Thought Bubble Festival, which takes place in Leeds, Northern England, from Nov 1-6, 2016, this collection features short stories and art by: Charlie Adlard, Gabriel Bautista, Gabriel Bá, Kate Beaton, Jordie Bellaire, Ivan Brandon, Jeffery Brown, Mark Buckingham, Clark Burscough, Adam Cadwell, Mike Carey, Emily Carroll, Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan, Boo Cook, Farel Dalrymple, Rufus Dayglo, Andy Diggle, D'israeli, Marc Ellerby, Ming Doyle, Warren Ellis, Gary Erskine, Carlos Ezquerra, Ray Fawkes, Duncan Fegredo, Robin Furth, Leigh Gallagher, Stuart Gordon, Brandon Graham, Nicholas Gurewitch, Tony Harris, Will Morris, Antony Johnston, Barry Kitson, Ales Kot, Emi Lenox, Tula Lotay, Sarah Mcintyre, Fabio Moon, Stephen Mooney, Ramon Perez, Sean Phillips, Rick Remender, Emma Ríos, Tim Sale, Fiona Staples, Cameron Stewart, Richard Starkings, Babs Tarr, Emma Vieceli, Annie Wu & Skottie Young. Image Comics, 2016. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: THOUB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136 pg, Full Color
$9.99 $5.99

The complete stories, 1942-46. Bookplate signed by Rachel Richey. By Leo Bachle. Edited by Rachel Richey. Forward by Seth. Outside of a few pages reprinted in The Great Canadian Comic Books anthology in the 1970s, these stories have been out of print since World War Two, when they were at the frontline of the war against Hitler and of a very young Canadian pop culture. A fearless flying ace and daredevil who singlehandedly foils Nazi schemes and narrowly escapes again and again. Plus a biography of the artist/writer and extra features. Comic Syrup, 2015....More.

Item Code: JOCAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 152pg, b&w
$24.95 $14.95
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The History of the Runestaff, conclusion. Recommended. By James Cawthorn. Adapted and drawn by the critically acclaimed artist and writer James Cawthorn, The Sword and Runestaff  will finally see the culmination of Cawthorn and Moorcock's grand vision and mark the conclusion of a saga 40 years in the telling. Published for the first time. Includes two fold-outs and 15 pages of bonus roughs and color work. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where sorcery and science live side by side, the Dark Empire of Granbretan, formerly Great Britain, has risen from the ashes of nuclear Armageddon to become the mightiest empire the world has ever known. Titan Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: MMCHA02H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 136 pg, b&w
$39.99 $24.99
Here's more by Michael Moorcock.

"Storytelling mastery. " -Steranko. Recommended. By David Mack. Collects the first two original Kabuki volumes: Circle of Blood, completed by Mack at age 21 as his university thesis in literature, and Dreams, his first painted stories. The perfect book for fans of Mack and Kabuki, and brand-new Kabuki readers. A young woman code named "Kabuki" struggles with her identity in near-future Japan. Working as an assassin for a clandestine government body known as "The Noh," Kabuki executes dangerous individuals before they become national-level threats, but when her biological father begins to compromise the agency she works for, Kabuki sets out to eliminate him and starts down a difficult path to her own self-discovery. Dark Horse, 2019....More.

Item Code: KAB01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 400pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $19.99

SUPERMAN / BATMAN 80 Years Slipcase Set
Highly Recommended. By Jim Lee, Jim Chambers et al. Art by Joe Simon, Bob Kane et al. An amazing 27 complete stories. We really like these important, pivotal Batman tales, such as the first Two-Face (1942), the first Riddler (1948), Clayface in 1961, and Neal Adams' Man-Bat in 1970. But an additional treat is other important stars of Detective Comics over the years: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's Slam Bradley, Simon & Kirby's debut of The Boy Commandos in 1942, the Origin of Pow-Wow Smith—a beautifully-drawn western by Carmine Infantino in 1949, Manhunter by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson, and far more....More.

Item Code: SUBAH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 798pg, Full Color
$59.98 $34.98

Highly Recommended. By Alvin Schwartz. Art by Wayne Boring. These newspaper strips are among the rarest of all Superman collectibles. This comprehensive series helps remedy this gap in Superman history by bringing back into print every one of the daily strips. In these fifteen storylines, Superman faces off against the "Crime Mentalist" who can predict crimes before they happen; finds himself locked up for speeding in "Superman, Jailbird;" plays cupid to help a millionaire Prince Charming find the mysterious "Miss Whisper;" and is at the mercy of Enthor's paralyzing weapon! Plus "Lois's Secret Identity" and "The Super Elixir." IDW, 2019....More.

Item Code: SUGAD03H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 256pg, b&w
$49.99 $34.99
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Highly Recommended. Celebrate the career, beginning in the 1950s to the future of the Femizons, of Jazzy John Romita. He took over after Steve Ditko and brought his distinctive and definitive style to all corners of the Marvel Universe, but most particularly onSpider-Man! Six stories from the 1950s, from horror and sci-fi to the communist-hunting Captain America! Eight stories from the sixties, with The Hulk, Daredevil and Spidey. Six 1970s tales include Cap and Falcon, Vampires, The FF and Spidey; and finally, Spidey tales from 1982 and 1997. Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: MARVJR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 336pg, Full Color
$34.99 $19.99
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PLANET OF THE APES Omnibus After the Fall
By Michael Moreci, Caleb Monroe et al. Art by Damian Couceiro and Tony Parker.Taking place 1300 years before the original Planet of the Apes movies, Ape and Human societies have reached a new golden age, but peace never lasts for long. Ripples of dissent are spreading in both the Ape and Human ranks and when a mysterious assassin guns down the beloved Lawgiver, tensions will reach a boiling point! Can one human solve the mystery of the Lawgiver’s murder before war engulfs all of society? Or is this the beginning of the end for Apes and Humans alike? Boom!, 2019....More.

Item Code: PLAOA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 352pg, Full Color
$39.99 $29.99

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Collects the twelve-part miniseries, 2018-19. By Louise Simonson. Art by Cat Staggs, Joel Ojeda et al. The death of Superman was an event that shocked the world. But not every story from that unforgettable day has been told. This companion to the iconic story imagines the never-before-told adventures that take place before, during, and after Superman's deadly clash with Doomsday. How did Superman spend his final hours? How did the rest of the Justice League react to losing their greatest champion? Can Jimmy Olsen keep up with the story of a lifetime? DC Comics, 2019....More.

Item Code: DEASU
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192 pg., Full Color
$16.99 $10.99
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Comic Reference & How-To


Recommended. Marvel's best-seller for decades was How to Draw the Marvel Way. Now we have an entirely new volume updated to add computer illustration as well as traditional painting, the way comics are done today. Here you'll learn tips and tricks from some of the industry's best concept artists. Ryan Meinerding, Andy Park, and the other artists behind Marvel Studios' Visual Development department share their methods for creating characters, from Captain America, Thanos and Dr. Strange, to the Ant-Man, Groot and Black Panther. Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: HOWPH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 240pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $29.99
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Limited, 1000. Recommended. The ultimate, highly detailed listing of all of Jack “King” Kirby's work both in comics and in ALL other publications: fanzines, periodicals, books, posters, prints, tv, radio and film, even interviews. With a decade of extensively researched corrections and additions since the 2008 “Gold Edition”, this final, fully-updated, definitive Centennial Edition clocks in at DOUBLE its previous length. All of Kirby's comic books with dates, story titles, page counts, and inkers, plus reprints cross-referenced to help collectors locate less-expensive versions of key issues. Twomorrows, 2018....More.

Item Code: JKCHH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 272 pg, Text/b&w
$34.95 $19.95

By Alan Moore Art by Dave Gibbons. Introduction by Ray Winninger. During the creation of Watchmen, Ray Winninger and Daniel Greenberg worked under the guidance of Alan Moore to further expand the world and history of the Watchmen universe. This Moore-sanctioned prequel came to life in the form of two game modules, Watchmen: Watching the Watchmen and Watchmen: Taking Out the Trash, along with the extensive Watchmen Sourcebook, which incorporated new mythology and adventures alongside new art from series artist Dave Gibbons. These rare, long-out-of-print books are now collected for the first time ever in one extensive, oversize hardcover collection. DC, 2019....More.

Item Code: WATCCH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 200pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $24.99

Graphic Novels


From the creator of The Reprieve & Flight of the Raven. Recommended. By Jean-Pierre Gibrat. A beautifully drawn and deeply emotional graphic novel, following the singular story of a young man caught up in World War I. In a small town at the foot of the Pyrenees on the French Mediterranean, lifelong friends are called to arms, except for Mattéo, who, as the son of Spanish refugees, is exempt from service. Yet when his fellow villagers—including Juliet, the woman he loves—express disdain for his pacifism, he finally capitulates and joins embark on an epic adventure that will have a resounding impact on all their lives. IDW, 2018....More.

Item Code: MATTBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color
$19.99 $10.99
Book 2 is also available MATTB02H. $19.99, $17.99.

Recommended. By Martin Etxeberria and Xabier Etxeberria. Art by Aritz Trueba. Set in the midst of the Mongolian invasion of medieval Russia, Buyan tells a powerful story of love and loss as one man embarks on a dangerous quest, fighting his way through soldiers, spirits, and even ancient gods. Determined to be reunited with his wife, Maansi travels toward the sea in search of the mythical island of the dead, Buyan. But the path to Buyan is fraught with not only bloodthirsty warriors and religious zealots, but also ancient spirits who have been angered by the war as well as the unforgiving gods of old. Insight Comics, 2019....More.

Item Code: BUYAH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 208pg, Full Color
$29.99 $18.99

By Tom Scioli. The bestselling Grand Design franchise continues with Marvel's First Family! Brought to you by critically-acclaimed cartoonist Tom Scioli (Godland, Transformers VS. G.I. Joe) in the sole-authorship tradition made famous by Ed Piskor's X-Men: Grand Design trilogy! Scioli retells the first days of the FF...Join the Watcher and witness how it all a clunky retro style inspired by Kirby's original work. Plus appearances by Doctor Doom! Black Panther! Namor! Galactus! Mole Man! The Inhumans! Daron Jensen takes each page apart and tells us, in a 4 page Afterword, who all the players are and why they're here. Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: FFGRAN
Soft Cover, 9x13, 120pg, Full Color
$29.99 $18.99

ISOLA Chapter Two
Collects #6-10. Highly Recommended. By Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl. Art by Karl Kerschl and Msassyk. In the second collection of Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl's Eisner-nominated series, Queen Olwyn and Captain Rook find themselves far off course, without supplies or any hope of breaking the evil spell trapping Olwyn in the form of a magical blue tiger. The companions will face grave new threats and uncover long-held secrets in their quest to find Isola, the land of the dead, where they hope to return the Queen of Maar to human form before war breaks out. Beautifully drawn, unusual storyline that we like. Image Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: ISOL02
Soft Cover, 6x10, 136 pg, Full Color
$16.99 $9.99
Vol 1 [ISOL01. $9.99].

STEPHEN KING'S DARK TOWER The Drawing of the Three Volume 1 The Prisoner
Art by Piotr Kowalski and Nick Filardi. “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” Now, in the first in the graphic novel series adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland's saga continues. Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world” -- a world that “moved on,” as they say. Gallery, 2020....More.

Item Code: STEV01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.99
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STRONGHOLD Volume 1 The Primacy
Collects #1-5. Recommended. By Phil Hester. Art by Ryan Kelly. Michael Grey thinks he's an average person, living out an average life on Earth. But he couldn't be more wrong. Michael is really a being of incalculable power, stranded with no memory, protected and jailed by The Stronghold, a secret group that has only one goal: keep Michael Grey from regaining his power and facing the Adversary. When one of their own falls in love with Grey, all bets are off. Slowly, Grey regains his powers. What happens next could destroy Earth as we know it. Aftershock, 2019....More.

Item Code: STR01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$14.99 $9.99

One of three variant covers. Recommended. By David Kelly & Dean Haspiel. Art by Brett Hobson. Super-thief meets super-hero as Image Comics' Red Hook teams up with the Night Watchman (a Spirit/Phantom Stranger pastiche) to travel back in time to save Brooklyn's first super-hero, a woman of mystery named Luna. She has been erased from history by a super-villain harboring an unhealthy obsession. A tribute to comics' Golden Age. Emmmy Award-winner Dean Haspiel is creator of Red Hook. One of three covers, Cover A by Dean Haspiel, Cover B by Emily Pearson (Dino!), and Cover C a special gatefold by Simon Fraser, honoring Golden Age greats Jack Cole, Tarpé Mills, and Bill Finger. So What? Press, 2019....More.

Item Code: TALNWB
Comic, 7x10, 48 pg., Full Color
$7.99 $4.99
We also have Cover A Haspiel and C: Fraser [TALNWA + C. $7.99, $4.99 ea].

LIFE ON THE MOON A Completely Illustrated Novel
Our Highest Recommendation. By Robert Grossman. From an artist who reveled in illustrating "the un-illustratable," a historical graphic novel based on the "Great Moon Hoax," the most successful newspaper hoax ever. It's told in comic book fashion, but one panel per page, with all text underneath. In 1835, New York newspaper The Sun published a series of six articles declaring the discovery of life—and even civilization—on the Moon. According to the Sun, the lunar inhabitants included unicorns, bison, bipedal tail-less beavers, and intelligent humanoids with bat-like wings. Filled with real-life people and references, such as Edgar Allen Poe, P.T. Barnum, Audubon, Lorenzo La Ponte, Charles Goodyear... IDW, 2019. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: LIFMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x9, 400pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $24.99

Recommended. By Brian Kesinger, Chris Hubbard et al. Baby Tattoo presents, from the hearts, minds, and pens of dozens of women and men who work (or have worked) in the Story and Visual Development departments of major animation studios, an anthology of short-short stories in graphic novel form that reflects on the question "When Is High Moon?". Work by dozens: Alisha Gibson, Allen Ostegar, Andy Harkness, Bill Schwab, Brian Kesinger (the Octopus guy), Brittney Lee, Camille Andre, Carlos Romero, Carrie Liao, Chris Hubbard, Chris Ure, Dan Abraham... Baby Tattoo, 2019....More.

Item Code: WHENI
Soft Cover, 6x9, 280pg, Full Color
$30.00 $19.99
Signed/limited edition [WHENIHS. $69, $39]. Signed by 26 artists!!

H.G. WELLS The Time Machine
Recommended. By H. G. Wells. Art by Mathieu Moreau. H. G. Wells‘ classic tale The Time Machine was one of the first stories ever to explore the notion of time travel. Now rediscover this incredible work of science fiction with a stunning, all-new graphic novel adaptation! It differs interestingly from the traditional Disney film and the story we're used to by now, offering enough alteration to keep your interest even if you are like me and know the story practically by heart. English translation of an original French novel, very well drawn with a younger Time Traveler and an unusual alternate ending. Insight Comics, 2018....More.

Item Code: HGWTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 64pg, Full Color
$17.99 $10.99
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Collects #1-3, 2018-19. Highly Recommended. By Margaret Atwood and Ken Steacy. Art by Ken Steacy. From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale, comes this historical fiction graphic novel tracing the Golden Age of Canadian comic books. Oursonette, a fictional Nazi-fighting superheroine, is created at the peak of World War II by comic book creator Al Zurakowski who dreams of making it big in the early world of comics publishing. The story very accurately follows the early days of creating original comics in Toronto after the WECA shut down importation of American comics. And it also portrays a brutal war that greatly strains the artist Al personally and professionally. Dark Horse, 2019....More.

Item Code: WARBEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color
$19.99 $12.99
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PERRAMUS The City and Oblivion
By Juan Sasturain. Art by Alberto Breccia. This dark and shadowy graphic novel follows the existential odyssey of a political dissident. When he voluntarily loses his memory, he's dubbed "Perramus" from the brand of his raincoat. During his absurdist travels, he teams up with the gruff Cannelloni; a foreign aviator dubbed "The Enemy;" and the blind author "Borges" (based on the real-life literary figure). This motley crew journeys to outlandish locales and meets wildly eccentric characters " a director of trailers for films that will never exist; a guerilla band of circus folk, a tin-pot dictator... Fantagraphics, 2020....More.

Item Code: PERRH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 508pg, b&w
$49.99 $29.99

Winner of the Harvey and Eisner Awards! Highly Recommended. By Lois Lowry. Art by P. Craig Russell. Brilliantly—and I use that term seriously—brilliantly illustrated by P. Craig Russell. A long, complex graphic novel adapted from Lois Lowry's Newbery-Award winning story. In a strange world of the future, a young man discovers the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world where everything is laid out and conformity is the norm. But he is odd man; first he's chosen as The Giver, the one person in charge of village history. But he's questioning why, and when he discovers his little brother is slated to go through a door and never be seen again, he acts. Russell uses b&w, two color, and full color to further each element of this unusual story. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019....More.

Item Code: GIVEH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 176 pg., Partial Color
$22.99 $12.99

WHITE BIRD A Wonder Story
Recommended. By R. J. Palacio. Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war. Grandmère’s heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend. Sara's harrowing experience movingly demonstrates the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives. Knopf, 2019....More.

Item Code: WHITBH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 220pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

STAR WARS The Legends of Luke Skywalker the Manga
Adopted by Akira Himekawa, Haruichi et al. Who is Luke Skywalker? Across the galaxies many have heard his name, but few have met the legendary Jedi. There are those who call him a merciless war criminal, others say he's not even a human, but a droid! Whether he is myth or man, those who claim they've encountered the elusive Luke Skywalker all have an unforgettable adventure to share. This pairs powerhouse Japanese manga creators with inspiring myths about Luke Skywalker, originally written as a prose novel by best-selling author Ken Liu. Viz Media, 2020....More.

Item Code: STLEG
Soft Cover, 7x8, 208pg, b&w
$14.99 $9.99
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STRANGELANDS Volume 1 Love and Chaos
Collects Strangelands #1-4. Recommended. By Darcie Little Badger and Magdalene Visaggio. Art by Guillermo Sanna. From an Eisner-nominated author, an unusual story of two strangers finding themselves inextricably tied together by inexplicable superpowers. Fighting their connection could mean destroying the world. They cannot touch—but they cannot get too far away from one another either, though they'd love to. Set in the H1 Ignition universe of United, a fast-paced new series blending action, romance and superpowers. Too bad they can't control them. Spanish artist Guillermo Sanna's previous work includes Marvel Comics Presents and Luke Cage. H1, 2019....More.

Item Code: STRL01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96 pg, Full Color
$14.95 $9.95

Adapted and illustrated by Odyr. A full painted graphic adaptation of George Orwell's timeless allegorical novel. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” In 1945, George Orwell, called "the conscience of his generation,” created an enduring, devastating story of new tyranny replacing old, and power corrupting even the noblest of causes. Today it is all too clear that Orwell's masterpiece is still fiercely relevant wherever cults of personality thrive, truths are twisted by those in power, and freedom is under attack. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019....More.

Item Code: ANIFH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 175pg, Full Color
$22.00 $15.00

MINKY WOODCOCK The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini
Recommended. By Cynthia Von Buhler. Unappreciated at her father's acclaimed detective agency, the fabulous, rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving noted author Arthur Conan Doyle and world-famous escape artist, Harry Houdini. Created by acclaimed artist, author, director and playwright, Cynthia von Buhler (Speakeasy Dollhouse, Evelyn Evelyn), "a lusciously rendered 1920s mystery" with an erotic twist and abundant nudity. Titan, 2018. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: MINWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 128pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99
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RYUKO Volume 2
By Eldo Yoshimizu. The conclusion to Eldo Yoshimizu's stunning manga story exploring the shocking life of Ryuko, a tough woman of the Yakuza. Volume One saw Ryuko's past being explored, the shocking involvement of her family, and revelations about her mother. Now Ryuko sets about putting things right, searching for lost members of her family, and attempting to save allies who are in dire situations. But the involvement of a Chinese criminal organization make things difficult - almost impossible - for Ryuko... Titan Comics, 2019....More.

Item Code: RYU02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 240pg, b&w
$14.99 $9.99
Vol 1 is also on sale, same price [RYU01. $9.99].

Collects #1-5, 2019. By Magdalene Visaggio. Art by Nick Robles. How do you solve the case of your own death? Paranormal detective Doctor Shan Fong Mirage had the ability to see and talk to the dead. Except the dead have gone silent, their spirits mysteriously vanished, including Hwen, her deceased husband. Now, Doctor Mirage must face the most challenging question of her life: Is she dead but doesn't know it? A handsomely drawn, very different adventure. A 15-year-old comes to Fong, sent by Fong's dead husband. But who's who in this mystic, supernatural story? Valiant Entertainment, 2020....More.

Item Code: DOCMI
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$14.99 $9.99
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WONDER WOMAN 750 Variant 1940s Joshua Middleton
Recommended. By Marguerite Bennett et al. Art by Elena Casagrande et al. An all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess with Nine Complete Stories by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! In the lead story, Wonder Woman's epic "Year of the Villain" battle comes to a close, leading the way to new challenges ahead. New here are tales from Diana's past, present, and future by Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, the Teen Titans: Raven team of Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo, and legendary Wonder Woman creators returning to the character, including Gail Simone and Greg Rucka! DC Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: WW750JM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96 pg, Full Color
$9.99 $6.99
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Cover B by Richard Ortiz and Sebastian Cheng. By Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, cover art by Richard Ortiz and Sebastian Cheng. The Grimm Universe is expanding! From an Age of Camelot to secret societies working in the shadows and other-worldly monsters invading the realms, new players are taking the board. Find out what awaits with a collection of 5 brand new never-released stories setting the stage for the next phase of the universe.Red Agent: Safehouse, Belle: Liberty, Robyn Hood: Pro Bono, Grimm Tales of Terror: The Bridgewater Triangle, Mystere in With a Little Help from My Friends. Nicely done Good-Girl art. Zenescope, 2019....More.

Item Code: GRIMMFB
Comic, 7x10, 64pg, Full Color
$7.99 $4.99
Also on sale is Cover C: Alfredo Reyes [GRIMMFC $7.99, $4.99].

Variant cover by John Royle. By Joe Brusha et al. Art by JG Miranda et al. The Grimm Universe is expanding. From an Age of Camelot to secret societies working in the shadows and other-worldly monsters invading the realms, new players are taking the board. Find out what awaits in the coming year with a collection of 8 brand new, never released stories setting the stage for the next phase of the universe. This is a can't miss issue! Includes The Black Knight, Oz "On the Run," Van Helsing's Daughter, our steam-punk heroine, "A Zodiac is Born," Dragonsblood, Robyn Hood "Side Job," and Gretel in "Heartbreaker." Zenescope....More.

Item Code: GRIMMC
Comic, 7x10, 64pg, Full Color
$7.99 $4.99

Pulps & Pulp Fiction


Limited, 430. By B. J. Lukes. First Edition of the complete and detailed bibliography of the forty-seven Burroughs titles published by Grosset and Dunlap between 1918 and 1973, and their countless printings and reprints. But countless no more! With over 600 book covers and over 400 dust jacket entries, this book provides the ERB collector and fan with all the information necessary to identify the many printings/variants issued by the most prolific hardcover publisher of Edgar Rice Burroughs' works ever. 28-page color section plus reproductions throughout. Edgar Rice Burroughs, 2017....More.

Item Code: EDGBIH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 360pg, Text/Partial Color
$70.00 $50.00
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The Garrettt P. Serviss Omnibus Volume 1. By Garrett P. Serviss. Art by Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul et al. This first of two omnibus collections of pulp classics by science fiction pioneer Garrett P. Serviss, which originally appeared in the pages of The All-Story magazine. In A Columbus of Space, a trip to Venus brings a group of explorers into contact with the inhabitants of that mysterious planet”... and if they can survive the dangers they pose, they'll need to figure out an escape back to Earth. An early science fiction classic. The Moon Metal: a mysterious doctor offers the world a new financial standard: the rare metal, artemsium. But just what is the secret of this new metal? Steeger, 2019....More.

Item Code: COLSP
Soft Cover, 6x9, 292pg, Text/b&w
$19.95 $14.95
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Signed. Recommended. By William Wray. Introduction by Dave Barton. Densely layered urban landscapes, some more representational, some almost entirely abstract. Introduction by OC Weekly art critic Dave Barton. In 1985, Wray moved to New York, doing comic book work for Marvel and DC Comics, while studying at New York's Art Students League. A phone call from John Kricfalusi sent him back West from the early 1990s through the 2000's to work on The Ren & Stimpy Show, Samurai Jack, The Mighty B! and other shows. Since 2010, Wray has worked with Rauch Brothers Animation on animated shorts for StoryCorps. His long-run Monroe series appeared in more than 100 issues of Mad, and he co-created Hellboy Junior with Mike Mignola. Wray now concentrates on landscape oil paintings of landscapes, figures, and urban settings. William Wray, 2018....More.

Item Code: WRABHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x6, 60pg, Full Color
$25.00 $12.50

ANALOG The Art of Tommy Lee Edwards 2019 Sketchbook
Very impressive, finished work. One of our favorite sketchbooks this year. Highly Recommended. Drawings and paintings, many highlighting top films as well as comics characters, in a variety of mixed media (watercolor, charcoal, ink, primacolor, pastel, gouache, etc.), often including preliminaries and in-process images. "[Tommy Edward's] Turf is unlike anything you've ever seen." -Guillermo del Toro. "Tommy would make a fantastic director because he's all about preparation...Storytelling is first and foremost on his mind, with clarity for the audience take precedence over any stylistic choices." —Albert Hughes (director of Book of Eli, Dead Presidents, From Hell). Not signed. Essential Sequential, 2019....More.

Item Code: ANAL19
Soft Cover, 7x11, 84pg, Partial Color
$25.00 $15.00
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STAR TREK The Motion Picture
Facsimile of the original 1979 magazine, adapting to comics the first ST film. Recommended. By Marv Wolfman. Art by Dave Cockrum and Klaus Janson. A complete 52-page full color comics adaptation of the film, plus photos, interviews, features, art, and the new Starship Concordance. An alien presence of enormous power enters Federation space, destroying three powerful Klingon cruisers and neutralizing everything in its path. As it heads toward Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk returns to the helm of an upgraded U.S.S. Enterprise and sets course to meet the aggressor head-on. IDW, 2019....More.

Item Code: STARMP
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color
$5.99 $3.99
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Recommended. Hardcover! Featuring major moments from the history of the Black Panther as illustrated by the finest talents to have ever delineated the adventures of T'Challa, his faithful friends and his bitter enemies! Whether he's hanging out with the Fantastic Four, serving alongside the Avengers, stalking the urban jungle of New York City or defending Wakanda as its noble warrior king, the Black Panther is one of Marvel's greatest heroes — and his costume is one of the coolest around! 22-page introduction by Jess Harrold. Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: BLAPPH
Hard Cover, 4x6, 84pg, Full Color
$19.99 $12.99

Original 1979 Edition. Warehouse Find. Recommended. By Randy Tuten and J. C. Leyendecker. We've found a source of these lovely prints promoting the famous "Hooker's Ball" in San Francisco, LA and NYC in 1979. Printed on very heavy stock, with the sides untrimmed (showing the printer's color keys), perfect for framing. "This poster was a Randy Tuten and D. Bread. But the senorita on display was actually borrowed from artist J.C. Leyendecker." -from Randy Tuten's website. Prices online range from Ebay at $95, to Tuten's site "$381-$800." 1979....More.

Item Code: MASQB
na, 29x23, na, Full Color
$15.00 $9.95
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Pin-up & Erotic Art


THE LITTLE BOOK OF BETTIE Taking a Page from the Queen of Pinups
Recommended. By Tori Rodriguez. Foreword by Dita Von Teese. A lifestyle guide for the uninhibited, inspired by the Queen of Pinups. Real advice on fashion, makeup, fitness, and more for today's modern woman who loves a little dose of retro and a big dose of sexuality. All with plenty of vintage pics of Bettie, as well as pictures of modern girls like Dita (who writes the introduction) and Bettie look-alikes, and a workout routine juxtaposed with Bettie showing her best poses in the same positions! She was really working out! Complete with a bio of Bettie's career and more text. Running Press, 2018....More.

Item Code: LBBET
Soft Cover, 5x7, 216pg, Text/Partial Color
$16.99 $4.99
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THE COMPLETE CREPAX Volume 4 Private Life
Recommended. Most of the comics in this volume, spanning 1965 to 1985, have never before been published in English. It includes Crepax's first foray into comics magazines "The Curve of Lesmo" in which our heroine Valentina is introduced as an adventurer's sidekick. She's a globe-trotting photographer who gets wrapped into an espionage story, not unlike Emma Peel but more apt to lose her clothes. Crepax's impeccable draftsmanship and early eroticism are on full display, as well as his innovative visual storytelling techniques that made him an international sensation. Fantagraphics, 2019. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: CREP04H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x14, 424pg, b&w
$75.00 $45.00
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