Free Bama! I really enjoyed reading the GN Slaughterhouse Five and I like the Deadman Omnibus with all that great Neal Adams. Plus an exclusive signed Nocturnals, Smash Comics, Domino Lady & The Black Bat, Mark Ryden, a set of Marvel's True Believers comics, Krazy Kat on sale, and Reginald Heade is here! Enjoy, and have a wonderful Christmas from all of us!!
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Highly Recommended. Created by Neal Adams and introduced in 1967, Deadman was a circus performer known as "Boston" Brand who was murdered while on the high-wire. In the afterlife, his spirit gained the ability to possess the bodies of the living! First so he could discover the identity of his killer and bring him to justice—then, to fight crime and supernatural menaces. Featuring spectacular art by Neal Adams, José Luis García-López and others. Deadman continues as part of DC's universe, one of their most unusual heroes (hey, he's dead. Shades of The Spectre!).Introduced in 1967, Deadman was a circus performer known as "Boston" Brand who was murdered while on the high-wire. In the afterlife, a mysterious being known as Rama Kushna gifted his spirit with the ability to possess the bodies of the living so he could discover the identity of his killer and bring him to justice. Featuring spectacular art by Neal Adams, José Luis García-López and others, these tales take Deadman across the DC Universe in search of justice. DC Comics, 2020. ...More.
Item Code: DEADMH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 944pg, Full Color
|Deadman reminds me of The Spectre. The Wrath of The Spectre Omnibus is one of our most popular Omnibus editions [SPEWRH. $125, $105]. We're out of these as I write this but more are due momentarily. See the website for more of the latest Omnibus collections.|
|TRUE BELIEVERS KING IN BLACK Set|
Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee et al. Art John Buscema et al.This special set contains all 10 comics from the True Believers #1: King in Black series, each reprinting the original keystone comics issue: The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 1 #194; Fantastic Four #52 & 245; Iron Man #149; Venom Super Special #1, 1995; Incredible Hulk #141 & 449, Thor #337, The Avengers #83; The Avengers #48. These stories range from the early 1960s to 1995, all the original stories. We love this early Marvel Age material, when our characters were still being tried and tested in new and exciting ways. These were published at $1 each cover price, but to make this work as a set, we've made them ten for $15. We cannot reorder these, so limited availability. Marvel, 2020....More.
Item Code: TRKIBP
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
Here's other facsimile sets:
Flash #123 & Green Lantern #1 [FLAGLP. $8.99]. Almost gone.
Avengers #57 & X-Men #4 [AVXMP. $9.95]
See our website for replica editions of Vampirella #1-3 and 30, [VAMR01, 02, etc.] all $6.99 each, and the two rare 1950s comic/magazines, Eerie Tales #1 [ETM01] and Weird Mysteries #1 [WMM01], $11.99 each.
|SUPER FRIENDS Saturday Morning Comics Volume 2|
Collects Super Friends #27-47, 1979-81. Inspired by the hit animated TV series, the 1970s stories starring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League of America. Villains include Felix Faust, Gorilla Grodd, and Sinestro, and aliens that stole Atlantis! Written by DC editor and historian E. Nelson Bridwell with art by classic DC artist Ramona Fradon, best known for her work on Aquaman and Metamorpho. ...More.
Item Code: SUPF02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 488pg, Full Color
|We'll have interior scans on this next week. Volume 1 collects issues #1-26 & more, same discounted price [SUPF01H].|
|COMICS REVUE PRESENTS DEC 2020|
Highly Recommended. Handsome new cover by Jeremy Macpherson. By Milton Caniff, Gil Kane et al. This issue includes 8 pages of full-color comic strips, and features Drago by Burne Hogarth, Flash Gordon by Harry Harrison, Rick O'Shay by Stan Lynde, Gasoline Alley by Dick Moores, Alley Oop by V. T. Hamlin, Tarzan by Gil Kane, Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff, and Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts. Manuscript Press, 2020....More.
Item Code: CR1220
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
|See all available back issues on our website, and don't miss any of each ongoing series.|
|SMASH COMICS SPECIAL 2020 #1|
Recommended. By Charlie Higson, Rob Williams, Suyi Davies Okungbowa et al. Art by John McCrea, Tom Raney et al.Brand new adventures featuring favorite Silver-Age era British superheroes in this 64 page giant. The Steel Claw by Charlie Higson, The Spider written by Rob Williams and drawn by John McCrea, Mytek the Mighty by Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Johnny Future drawn by Tom Raney, House of Dolman by Simon Furman and Davi Go, Thunderbolt by Helen O’Hara, and Cursitor Doom by Maura McHugh and Andreas Butzbach. All but one story is in full color and art is very good. Each hero and heroine is profiled with career, first appearances, etc. Rebellion/2000 AD, 2020....More.
Item Code: SMAS01
Comic, 7x10, 64pg, Full Color
Also available are:
Masters of British Art [MASBCAH. $50, $42.50]
The British Superhero [BRITSU. $30]
The British Comic Book Invasion [BRITCO. $39.95, $29.95]. Closeout, supply limited.
Our Highest Recommendation.Kurt Vonnegut's classic adapted in graphic novel form for the first time! Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Albert Monteys (Universe!) translate a literary classic into comic book form. It's VERY well done, very well illustrated, and a long, deep, rewarding read. I really enjoyed it. -Bud. Billy Pilgrim has read unknown sci-fi writer Kilgore Trout and then met him...opened a successful optometry business; has built a loving family and been a prisoner of war and witnessed the firebombing of Dresden; has traveled to the planet Tralfamadore; and he has come unstuck in time. Archaia, 2020. ...More.
Item Code: SLAUGH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
|NOCTURNALS The Sinister Path Hardcover Signed|
Includes signature plate; previously only available as a softcover "sketch cover" edition. Highly Recommended. By Dan Brereton. The death of the powerful and mysterious Judge Hemlock opens the door to one macabre revelation after another, as Doc Horror, spooky daughter Evening, and an armed revenant called the Gunwitch investigate a haunted house enshrouded in the occult. What the Nocturnals find in the dungeon-like basement — and the toy-filled attic — is only the beginning of a wild and deadly hunt, as the monstrous Hemlock children are once again free to roam the countryside, seeking revenge on anyone unlucky enough to cross their sinister path. Big Wow, 2017....More.
Item Code: NOCSPHS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color
NOCTURNALS The Sinister Path Signed with Drawing
Signed with Drawing. Highly Recommended. By Dan Brereton. The death of the powerful and mysterious Judge Hemlock opens the door to one macabre revelation after another, as Doc Horror, spooky daughter Evening, and an armed revenant called the Gunwitch investigate a haunted house enshrouded in the occult. What the Nocturnals find in the dungeon-like basement — and the toy-filled attic — is only the beginning of a wild and deadly hunt, as the monstrous Hemlock children are once again free to roam the countryside, seeking revenge on anyone unlucky enough to cross their sinister path. Big Wow, 2017....More.
Item Code: NOCSPD
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color
|Here's all of Dan's work, including more editions with drawings, and on-sale titles.|
|THE BLACK BAT & DOMINO LADY Danger Coast to Coast|
Recommended. Collects Guns of the Black Bat #1-3 and 4 more issues of new material. By Ron Fortier. Art by Silvestre Szilagyi et al. Over 100 pages of new comic stories. In part one, the Black Bat must stop a plague from destroying the city he loves. He enlists a company of amazing heroes: Phantom Detective, I.V. Frost, Domino Lady, Airboy, the Golden Amazon, Nighthawk, Jim Anthony Super-Detective, and Ki-Gor the Jungle Lord. In part two, the Black Bat, with the help of Dan Fowler G-Man, takes down a powerful New York Crime Boss while Domino Lady is after a jewel thief and a corrupt politician. Szilagyi is particularly good with art on "Final Phase," his action and detail is top notch. -Bud. Moonstone, 2020....More.
Item Code: BBDOM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, b&w
THE BLACK BAT #3
Closeout Price! Captains of Death and The Black Bat's Spy Trail. Recommended. By Norman A. Daniels. Sanctum Books (The Shadow, Doc Savage) presents this new series, this time again showcasing the cowled superhero whose creation paralleled Batman's. First, with the outbreak of World War II, from March 1940, foreign spies flood the United States to challenge the Nemesis of Crime in "The Black Bat's Spy Trail," edited by future Batman editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Sanctum, 2016....More.
Item Code: BLB03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Text/b&w
|You can still score Black Bat #1-9 at the same $6.95 sale price [BLB01, 02, etc.].|
|OMNI Volume 1 The Doctor Is In|
By Devin Grayson. Art by Alitha E. Martinez.Gifted doctor Cecelia Cobbina was once held in the highest regard by peers and patients alike. But that was before an incident in Africa changed her life forever. Now with the ability to process thoughts at the speed of light, she faces the unimaginable burden of literally having an answer for everything. As the truth of her origin slowly comes into focus, Cecelia must overcome her fears and tackle the one mystery she can't seem to crack: the truth behind her new abilities. Though people all over the world are igniting with superpowers, Cecelia is the only one with the power to understand what is happening... Humanoids, 2020....More.
Item Code: OMNI01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96pg, Full Color
|See more latest Graphic Novels on our website.|
|JAMES BAMA SKETCHBOOK A SEVENTY YEAR JOURNEY TRAVELING FROM THE FAR EAST TO THE WILD WEST|
Recommended. Special Gift: Just reimburse us $5 for shipping. The stories behind James Bama's most enduring paintings are revealed in this personal journey. Close to 230 sketches reveal the thoughts and process of this legendary artist. Follow Bama as he chronicles the lives of those that inspired his art and personally annotates each and every image here! Numerous sketches provide the background for some of his most famous fine art paintings. A large selection of preliminaries show the many ideas recorded for unfinished pieces. This is the first time Bama has opened his sketch archives to the public. Pencil drawings and color compositions from his entire career are included. The majority of works feature his fine art career: Native American, western, wildlife, mountain men, and landscape art inspired by the environment of his Wyoming home. Also included are works from his travels to China, Mexico, Tibet and Turkey. This is a special gift to you with any order, as supply lasts. It will cost us extra to ship it, due to the weight, so we're asking $5 to cover this. Order it as you would any other item. Limited of one per order, please. Flesk, 2020. ...More.
Item Code: JAMSK
Soft Cover, 8x11, 144pg, Partial Color
This is a special gift to you with any order, as supply lasts. We only have sixty copies so act now. It will cost us extra to ship it, due to the weight, so we're asking $5 to cover this. Order it as you would any other item. Limit of one per order, please.
See more by James Bama on our website. We still have most of the Doc Savage Pulp Reprints with variant Bama covers. They are all on sale at $6.95 each and are one-by-one selling out.
We also still have copies left of the Jim Silke Sketchbook FREE with any order. This is lighter weight so no charge for shipping! Again, limit of one per order please [JISS01F. $19.95, $0.00].
|MARK RYDEN ANIMA ANIMALS|
This book reveals the details and backgrounds of the new paintings Mark Ryden has created for his 2020 show at Emmanuel Perrotin's gallery in Shanghai, organized in collaboration with Kasmin Gallery, but also some of his most iconic masterpieces, showcasing yaks and others creatures of his own mythology. From his Snow Yak to his very personal interpretation of the California bear, here are over forty works from more than 20 years as Mark Ryden has populated an incredible "pop surrealist" bestiary of half-animal, half-plush creatures. Cernunnos, 2020....More.
Item Code: MARSSAH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 144pg, Full Color
|Still available is Mark's 2019 collection, The Art of Whipped Cream [MARAWH. $49.95, $44.95]. Ryden also appears in The Art of Tiki (special order) [ARTTH. $40].|
|THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEFANTASY|
A Comprehensive Guide To Sci-Fi Fantasy And Horror TV Series Of The 1940s & 1950s. In the early 1950s, television was in its infancy.In the early 1950s, television was in its infancy. In the U.S., outer space adventure series such as Captain Video and His Video Rangers, Space Patrol, and Tom Corbett Space Cadet entertained young baby boomers, while adults enjoyed series such as Tales of Tomorrow and Lights Out. Here, in one volume, are all the available details on these and other science fiction, fantasy and horror series and serials from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, from 1946 to 1969. A total of 48 programs are covered with a series overview, cast, and episode details with a synopsis, guest cast, date of broadcast, and writer and director credits. 300 B&w photos. Otherworlds, 2020....More.
Item Code: GOLDAT
Soft Cover, 6x9, 224pg, b&w
|You'll find more about vintage television, from Twilight Zone and Wonder Woman, to Tom Corbett and Dark Shadows...on our website.|
|KRAZY GEORGE HERRIMAN A Life in Black and White Hurt|
Closeout Price! By Michael Tisserand. An epic and revelatory biography of Krazy Kat creator George Herriman explores the turbulent time and place from which he emerged “ and the deep secret he explored through his art. The creator of the greatest comic strip in history finally gets his due in an eye-opening biography that lays bare the truth about his art, his heritage, and his life on America's color line. Although fitfully popular with readers of the period, his work has been widely credited with elevating cartoons from daily amusements to anarchic art. Harper, 2016. Condition: Minor bumps and dings. ...More.
Item Code: KRABWH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 560pg, Text/b&w
This came in as a new sale item but with minor defects, so we are calling this a “hurt” item.
There's more Krazy Kat on our website, including Taschen's enormous 632-page Complete Krazy Kat 1935-1944 [GEOKKH. $200, $185].
|LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS The Origins of American Comics|
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Christopher Irving. Photography by Seth Kushner.From the founders of the popular comics website Graphic NYC—writer Christopher Irving and photographer Seth Kushner--come the firsthand accounts from the late 1930s to its current renaissance. Personal interviews with the legends of the art, accompanied by examples of their work in the form of original art, sketches, and final panels and covers. The creators profiled include Captain America creator Joe Simon, Marvel guru Stan Lee, Mad magazine's fold-out artist Al Jaffee, visionary illustrator Neal Adams, underground paragon Art Spiegelman (Maus), X-Men writer Chris Claremont, artist/writer/director Frank Miller, comic analyst Scott McCloud, American Splendor's Harvey Pekar, Alex Ross, Chris Ware and more. Powerhouse Books, 2012....More.
Item Code: LEAPH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 240pg, Text/Partial Color
|While I avoid “scholarly” comics histories, I try and handle everything else done about comics and comic artists. Check out our Reference section for the latest. Comic Artists also appear in our Artists & Illustration section.|
|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.|
|SILVER AGE CLASSICS SPACE ADVENTURES Volume 5|
Collects #21, 23-26,1959-58. Recommended. Art by Dick Giordano, Charles Nicholas et al. Bumper-full line-up from Charlton! Issue #23 tells the tale of the "First Trip To The Moon," actually a reprint of Fawcett's Destination Moon, (an unusual 30-page story based on the 1950s sci-fi film, actually one of the best of the decade), a race to to the moon, before the government can stop them... Writers and artists also include Dick Rockwell, Bill Molno, Maurice Whitman, and Rocco Mastroserio. #26 has FOUR Steve Ditko stories, #25 had two, #24 has one. PS Artbooks, 2020. ...More.
Item Code: PCSPA05H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
|We'll have interior scans on this next week. Volumes 1-3 are $45.99, Vol 4 is $46.99, and Vol 6 is due in January. It is also $46.99. See them all here.|
|SILVER AGE CLASSICS Strange Mysteries Volume 2 Hardcover|
Recommended. Collects Strange Mysteries #15-18,1964, plus Fantastic Tales 1958. Recommended. New covers by Ross Andru.Strange Mysteries features an eccentric mix of weird and strange tales collected from pre-code comics. I.W./Super Publishing was notorious for publishing unauthorized and very eclectic reprints of other companies' pre-code and Golden Age stories. These issues were reprints themselves, collecting Dark Mysteries #22 & 23, and The Dead Who Walk, an unusual 1952 horror one-shot from Avon. Joe Kubert does a rare horror story, "Heritage of Horror!”, plus art by Tex Blaisdell, Jon D'Agostino, Ed Goldfarb, and Tony Tallarico. Bonus issue Fantastic Tales features glorious horror tales from Wally Wood look-alike A.C. Hollingsworth, Norman Nodel and Harry Lazarus. PS Artbooks, 2020. ...More.
Item Code: SASM02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
|We'll have interior scans on this next week. Volume 1 HC is also $46.99. It collects #9-12 plus Strange Worlds (1958), Issues 9-12 are the first four issues (their numbering was WEIRD). There is also a SOFTCOVER of Volume 1 (we have no idea if there will be a “softee” Vol 2)...this collects exactly the same five issues [SASM01. $24.99]. see our website for more bargain-priced “Softee” editions.|
|We've saved some of the best for (nearly) last. Space Busters, Lars of Mars and Jet Powers are some of the coolest comics collected in this series. And This Magazine is Haunted is also better than average, done by Fawcett, home to Captain Marvel. They had better writers and artists than most companies back then, such as EC's George Evans, Bob Powell and Steve Ditko.|
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS SPACE BUSTERS/SPACE PATROL|
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Collects Space Busters #1-2, 1952, Space Patrol #1-2, 1952, and Nightmare #1-2, 1952. Highly Recommended. Art by Bernie Krigstein, Murphy Anderson, Kinstler, Tuska. Covers by Norman Saunders and Allen Anderson.This one's got it all: painted cover art by pulp legends Allen Anderson and Norman Saunders, EC's Bernie Krigstein (principal artist in all four "Space" issues), and "The True Story of Flying Saucers" written by Harry Harrison, who went on to win Hugo awards as one of the big names in Science Fiction. Murphy Anderson does a story here, and Everett Raymond Kinstler and George Tuska also contribute! Publisher Ziff-Davis didn't last long in comics, but they did first class work, as good as any comics of the period. PS Artbooks, 2017....More.
Item Code: PCSB01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS LARS OF MARS/CRUSADER FROM MARS/EERIE ADVENTURES|
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. Collects Lars of Mars #10-11, 1951; Crusader from Mars #1-2, 1952, and Eerie Adventures #1, Winter 1951. Written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Murphy Anderson, it's the prototype of Adam Strange, complete with jet-pack (and a look-alike for Captain Comet)—this is the real McCoy. Anderson was by this time a master of science fiction, having honed his skills in Planet Comics and already the principal artist for DC's Strange Adventures and Mystery In Space. Publisher Ziff-Davis had deep pockets and could hire the best, and these are three of their classics. Wonderful pulp-style painted covers by Allen Anderson, the #1 cover artist for the Planet Stories pulps! PS Artbooks, 2017. ...More.
Item Code: PCLMH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS JET POWERS SPACE ACE Volume 1|
Closeout price! Our Highest Recommendation. Collects Jet Powers #1-4 and Space Ace #5, 1951-52. Art by Al Williamson, Bob Powell, Fred Guardineer.Jet Powers is packed with wonderful 1950s space adventure, with two superlative stories by Williamson and everything else, almost cover to cover, by the great Bob Powell. Capt. Video and Tom Corbett were hot on TV, so Magazine Enterprises (ME) gave heroic space fantasy their best foot forward in this cool title. Plus the one-shot Space Ace, all of which is drawn by Fred Guardineer, stalwart DC creator and master of the nuts and bolts sci-fi style made popular by Basil Wolverton and his feature Spacehawk. Great stuff!! PS Artbooks, 2017....More.
Item Code: PCJP01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS THIS MAGAZINE IS HAUNTED Volume 2|
Closeout Price! Collects #8-14, 1952-53. Highly Recommended. Art by Sheldon Moldoff, Bob McCarty, Bud Thompson, Bob Powell et al.Here's another very collectible but half-forgotten title in the great tradition of the likes of EC Comics and the Harvey Horrors—this from Fawcett, a far cry from their Captain Marvel family books. But in keeping with Fawcett's high standards, this boasts an A-list of contributors, good stories...and Doctor Death! Gnarled and twisted tales of post-death revenge and retribution, including some superlative work by the obscure but top-notch Bob McCarty (who's been mistaken for Bernard Baily) and Bob Powell. Two severed-head covers and a burning skull cover are here, and that's just the beginning... PS Artbooks, 2016. Out of print....More.
Item Code: PCTM02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS THIS MAGAZINE IS HAUNTED Volume 3|
Closeout Price! Collects #15-21, 1954. Recommended. By Shelly Moldoff, Bob Powell, Dick Giordano, Bob McCarty, Steve Ditko et al. One of my personal favorite pre-code titles. This one began under Fawcett and moved into the hands of Charlton, where young Steve Ditko was just starting out—includes multiple iconic covers AND stories by our boy. In fact, the art in general here is quite a bit better than the typical fifties fare—more in the great tradition of EC Comics and the Harvey Horror line. A dizzying array of twisted tales of post-death revenge and retribution. Don't miss out! Artists include Shelly Moldoff, Bob Powell, Dick Giordano, Dick Ayers, Bernard Baily, Robert McCarty, Ed Waldman, Bill Molno, Seymour Moskowitz, and Steve Ditko. PS Artbooks, 2016....More.
Item Code: PCTM03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
Three great books rolled in, too late for us to work our magic with the descriptions and additional scans. We'll feature them next week. We're excited about all three, and response to them as coming items has been good. We may currently be the only U.S. source for these, they came straight from the printer overseas.
The Art of Reginald Heade Volume 1: Revised and Expanded [ARTRH01H. $65].
The Art of Reginald Heade Volume 2: All new [ARTRH01H. $65]
Cover Me: The Vintage Art of Pan Books 1950-1965 [COVMH. $45]
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