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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 off...to 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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Art Books

 


WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE The Complete Story
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.
 


FANTASTIC ILLUSTRATION Volume 5
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
 


DC WOMEN OF ACTION
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
 


THE ART OF GAME OF THRONES
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
 


THE ASTOUNDING ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION
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
 


THE THRILLING COMIC BOOK COVER ART OF ALEX SCHOMBURG
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
Here's more by Schomburg, including the out of print Chroma!
 


THE BOOK OF BALLADS AND SAGAS Original Art Edition
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

 


THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER STORIES
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.
 


CLASSIC STORYBOOK FABLES Signed
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
 


ARTHURIAN LEGENDS
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
 


JOHNNY CANUCK Signed
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
Click here for more Canadian comics.
 


THE MICHAEL MOORCOCK CHRONICLES OF HAWKMOON The James Cawthorn Collection Volume 2
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.
 


KABUKI OMNIBUS Volume 1
"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
 


SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE DAILIES 1947-1949
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
See more Superman newspaper strips here.
 


MARVEL VISIONARIES JOHN ROMITA SR.
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
Stan Lee is also on sale [MARVSL. $34.99, $19.99. And see more in this series here.
 


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

Here's more Apes, on sale.
 


THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN The Wake
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
 
Click here to see more clearance items in our Comics Related section.
 

Comic Reference & How-To

 


HOW TO PAINT CHARACTERS THE MARVEL STUDIOS WAY
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
See our How To Draw section.
 


JACK KIRBY CHECKLIST CENTENNIAL EDITION
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
 


WATCHMEN COMPANION
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

 


MATTÉO BOOK ONE 1914-1915
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 up...to 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.
 


BUYAN THE ISLE OF THE DEAD
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
 


FANTASTIC FOUR GRAND DESIGN
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 began..in 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
Click here for more King, including a compilation volume of this series.
 


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
 


TALES OF THE NIGHT WATCHMAN One Shot Pearson Cover B
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
 


WHEN IS HIGH MOON?
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
More by H.G. Wells, click here.
 


WAR BEARS
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
 


THE GIVER
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
 


ANIMAL FARM THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
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].
 


DOCTOR MIRAGE
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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Comics

 


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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GRIMM UNIVERSE PRESENTS FALL 2019 Cover B Richard Ortiz
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].
 


GRIMM UNIVERSE PRESENTS 2019 Cover C John Royle
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

 


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS THE DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GROSSET & DUNLAP REPRINTS
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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A COLUMBUS OF SPACE AND THE MOON METAL
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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Sketchbooks

 


WILLIAM WRAY ABSTRACT Signed
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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Miscellaneous

 


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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BLACK PANTHER POSTCARD BOOK
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
 


MARGO ST JAMES MASQUERADE BALL PRINT
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 design...by 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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