Thursday, January 28, 2021

Illustrator’s Quarterly, New Mutants Omnibus, Godzilla, Batman, Art of Eliza Ivanova, and Moebius comes back.

Plenty new this week…Illustrator's Quarterly and three issues on sale. Namor the Sub-Mariner vs. The Invaders, New Mutants Omnibus, a big Godzilla epic, the very cool X-Ray Robot by Mike Allred, a new Lady Death statue. 40 Days by Moebius and the lovely Art of Eliza Ivanova. Coming: a softcover edition of the sold out Art of Reed Crandall, with a full color exclusive bookplate signed by Roger Hill, and four new Tarzan novels from ERB Inc. And finally, a memorial to the ERB writer/editor Richard Lupoff.

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Recomended. Jason Edmiston: Canadian artist popular with horror movie fans and well-known for his monsters and toys. Hannes Bok: and his weird world. Rowena: one of the most popular female fantasy artists of the 20th century. Luc Cornillon: Key artist with Métal Hurlant and popular with 1980s rockers. Mel Crawford: illustrator of countless children's books of popular animated cartoons and TV shows, though he never worked in animation. Plus regular features including The Bookshelf. Book Palace, 2021....More.

Item Code: IQ31
Magazine, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color
Regarding Hannes Bok, Fantastic Fiction is still available in both the regular [FANHBH. $45] and signed deluxe [FANHBD. $125], limited to 140 copies signed by five contributors. 

Rowena is also featured in The Art of Pulp Horror [ARTPHH. $40, $34.99] and Masterpieces of Fantasy from Taschen [MASFH. $200, $180].

New on Sale

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Featuring Petar Meseldžija, Arthur Barbosa, John Millar Watt and Philip Mendoza. This issue: cover feature artist John Millar Watt is an exceptional British artist we had never heard of before, prolific for forty years. He's a cartoonist turned comic book artist turned celebrity illustrator. Petar Meseldžija: The fantasy illustrator has entered the world of fine art, a frequent Spectrum contributor and absolutely amazing fantasy artist. Philip Mendoza: The talented illustrator and master of anthropomorphic animal cartoons. Arthur Barbosa: known for his Flashman book covers. Book Palace, 2019....More.

Item Code: IQ26
Magazine, 9x11, 96pg, Partial Color
$24.99 $14.99

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Diego Cordoba, and Barry Coker. Art by Frederic Remington, Charles Schreyvogel et al. It's the Wild West, including two major features on the father of Western Art, Frederic Remington, and his great rival Charles Schreyvogel. Plus a handsome 23-page feature on The Lone Ranger, from pulps, radio and tv to comic book and comic strips—original art by Tom Gil and more special features. Remington and Schreyvogel actually traveled the old west in order to paint authentic works of Indians, action scenes with cavalry, buffalo, and more. Book Palace, 2019....More.

Item Code: IQ27
Magazine, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Peter Richardson, Calum Laird et al. Featuring Ian Kennedy, Ken Barr et al. Featuring very good war artwork from the popular British periodical Commando—cover art and interiors, with in-depth features on Ian Kennedy, Neil Roberts, Keith Burns, and Ken Barr. Interviews with its editor and writers, orgins and history. Unique in-depth interview with legendary Commando artist Gordon Livingstone; Step by step revelations from Commando artists on how they create their iconic art; Tales from the Commando HQ and writers' revelations. Book Palace, 2019....More.

Item Code: IQS05
Magazine, 9x11, 144pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $18.99
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Graphic Novels & Archives


Collects Namor The Best Defense #1, 2018; Invaders #1-12, 2019. Recommended. By Chip Zdarsky. Art by Carlos Magno and Butch Guice. The greatest generation of Marvel heroes is back — to stop one of their own! Once they fought the Axis together but that was then. Now the Sub-Mariner, monarch of Atlantis, has once again declared war on the surface world — and this time he means to win at any cost! But why? Now his friends Captain America, Bucky (as the Winter Soldier) and the Human Torch are the enemy! Very well drawn, in a style that harks back to World War II, Alex Ross and Marvels... Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: ALWIH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 304pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99
See more on The Invaders in Namor the Sub-Mariner by John Byrne—we have both discounted new copies and half-price hurt copies, while supply lasts: [NAMOHR. $125, $62.50]. The Invaders also appear in Roy Thomas Marvel Visionaries [MARVRT. $39.99, $19.99], also on sale.

Collects Marvel Graphic Novel #4, 1982; New Mutants #1-34, 1983 on and MUCH more. Art by Bill Sienkiewicz, Frank Miller et al. The future of the X-Men is here! Karma. Wolfsbane. Sunspot. Cannonball. Moonstar. Follow their early days at Xavier's School — including battles against Sentinels, the Hellfire Club, the Brood and more! New recruits Magma, Magik and Cypher find their footing, a deadly rivalry begins with Emma Frost's Hellions — and the Demon Bear that haunts Dani Moonstar bares his teeth, Bill Sienkiewicz-style! Will the New Mutants survive — and if so, can they make a new friend in the alien Warlock? Plus, the mind-bending debut of Professor X's son, Legion! Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: NEWM01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1272pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

GODZILLA History's Greatest Monster
Collects the complete 13-issue series. By Duane Swierczynski. Art by Simon Gane with Dave Wachter. Cover by Bob Eggleton. Godzilla continues to destroy cities and lives all over the world and ex-special forces tough guy Boxer is a man with a grudge who vows to end the terror of Godzilla — no matter what! He assembles a top notch team to take him and the other monsters down at $7 billion a bounty. Meanwhile, these other monsters (you recognize them from the Godzilla sequels) are making a lot of trouble for everyone, including Godzilla. One even bears an uncanny resemblance to Cthulhu... Non-stop action (and destruction) in a massive softcover volume. IDW. 2021....More.

Item Code: GODHG
Soft Cover, 7x10, 328pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
See our website for Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, The Art of Godzilla and more.

Collects #1-4, 2020. My Highest Recommendation. By Michael and Laura Allred. A very, very cool story with superlative art. That's my (Bud's) opinion. And Brian Michael Bendis says "...another Allred home run," which I agree with. Scientists invent a robot and a time/dimensions portal. And not only does it work, but a nihilistic entity from another dimension wants to cause chaos, while a future-version of our robot and scientist, combined, has come back through to help these guys straighten this all out. Three scientists embark on an interdimensional roadtrip through past and future to take down the "Nihilist" and save the universe! Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: XRAYR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136pgs, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99
Here's another dozen or so books with Allred's work, on our website.

DRAWING LINES An Anthology of Women Cartoonists
Recommended. Art by Amanda Conner, Colleen Coover, Lee Marrs et al. Showcasing 12 stories from a variety of comics' female creators, stories that range from mainstream adventures to hilarious comic shorts to heart-wrenching autobiographical work. Originally published as Sexy Chix in 2006, new larger size edition. By New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, Scary Godmother creator Jill Thompson, Eisner Award-winning illustrator Colleen Doran, Dark Horse editor Diana Shutz (in a long illustrated prose piece, non-fiction!), DC Comics creators Gail Simone and Joëlle Jones, and many more! Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: DRALIH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 104pg, b&w
$24.99 $21.99

Collects #1-4. Recommended. By Ann Nocenti. Art by David Aja. The hotly-anticipated eco-fiction tech thriller-meets-love-story from the award-winning, visionary team of Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Ruby Falls) and David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist)! In a broken-down world, a rebellious group of ruthless romantics have fled a tech-obsessed society to create their own...and a few cantankerous aliens have come to harvest the last seeds of a humanity that is fast going to pieces. When one of them falls in love with a human, idealistic journalist Astra stumbles into the story of a lifetime, only to realize that if she reports it, she'll destroy the last hope of a dying planet. Berger Books, 2021....More.

Item Code: SEEDS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, b&w
$19.99 $17.99

FIREFLY The Unification War Deluxe Edition
Collects Firefly #1-12, plus an exclusive short story not available anywhere else. Recommended. By Greg Pak. Art by Dan McDaid. The truth about Mal Reynolds' past is revealed. When a simple mission goes wrong, he's forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals...and they've got Mal and Zoe at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal's quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future. Fans have demanded it for years and now the definitive story of the Unification War— the intergalactic civil war that divided friends and family alike — is told in this official continuation of the hit Firefly television series. Boom!, 2020....More.

Item Code: FIREUH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 432pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
See our website for quite a few more new books featuring Firefly.

TEDDY By Laurence Luckinbill
New from Dead Reckoning. By Laurence Luckinbill. Art by Eryck Tait. Despite rising fear for his youngest son, missing in action in WWI, Theodore Roosevelt takes the stage to speak. It is, he says, "my simple duty." But the speech evolves from politics and the war, into an examination of his life, the choices he's made, and the costs of his "Warrior Philosophy." Revealing his love of nature, adventure, and justice, Teddy dramatically illustrates the life of one of America's greatest presidents. Dead Reckoning, 2021....More.

Item Code: TEDLL
Soft Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color
See more excellent titles from Dead Reckoning, about military heroes, World War II fighters and more.



BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES The Phantom City Creative Collection
Our Highest Recommendation. By Mondo. Art by Justin Erickson. Foreword by Paul Dini. A visually dynamic celebration of the Emmy Award-winning series. Known for their limitless passion and incredible ingenuity for film and television posters, Mondo turns their attention to the highly acclaimed show. Mondo has received global recognition for their astonishing artisanal posters, and their creations here partner with the award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc., Justin Erickson, in order to bring this show to life in a striking and unparalleled way. Filled with Erikson's slick graphic design as well as beautifully rendered illustrations. Insight Editions, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: BATMASH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 144pg, Full Color
$60.00 $52.50

BATMAN The Chalice
From 2000 & 2002. Recommended. By Chuck Dixon. Art by John Van Fleet. First Batman learns that not only does his nobility extend deep within his ancestry, but also that some things are beyond the laws of science. In possession of what could be the Holy Grail, the Dark Knight Detective must come to terms with the ramifications of its existence while safeguarding the artifact from various attackers. Next, when Gotham's wealthiest citizens start vanishing — along with some Egyptian artifacts — Batman must trace the crimes (aided or perhaps hindered by Catwoman) and try to unravel who is behind it all, and what their deadly agenda might be. Co-stars Ra's al Ghul, the Penguin and Catwoman. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: BATCHA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

BATMAN By Paul Dini Omnibus
Recommended. Paul Dini has made a magnificently successful career of writing about Batman in both television and comic book form. Now his legendary work is collected in an omnibus for the first time. From Dini's take on Selina Kyle's path of vengeance against Hush, all the way to Batman's incredible journey in Detective Comics #1000, this omnibus includes some of Paul Dini's best work on the Caped Crusader. DC Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: BATPDH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1032pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
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Art Books


Highly Recommended. An evocative, edgy, and beautiful book. Ivanova offers you a step by step look at creating each beautiful piece, often fantastic nudes. She produces effortless movement with her sketched lines and animation-influenced dynamic touches. Well known for her portraits and figures of women and children, Eliza's style is distinctive and rich in detail. Her experience includes working as a full time 3D animator at Pixar Animation Studios on feature films and short films such as Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University, Inside Out, Coco, Toy Story of Terror, Bao, The Dam Keeper, and more. 3DTotal, 2020. ...More.

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

X-MEN The Art and Making of the Animated Series
By Eric LeWald and Julia LeWald. Go behind the scenes of the landmark animated series with Stan Lee, Margaret Loesch, Avi Arad, and Haim Saban, as well as exclusive production art and commentary from key X-Men: TAS artists such as supervising producer/director Will Meugniot, producer/director Larry Houston, producer/director Frank Squillace, storyboard artist and model designer Rick Hoberg, model designer Frank Brunner, and character, prop, and model designer/cleanup artist Mark Lewis. Abrams, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: XMENAH
Hard Cover, 12x10, 288pg, Full Color
$50.00 $45.00
See our website for more on Animated Series and animation in general.



Back in stock. New edition. Highly Recommended. By Moebius. Never before collected in hardcover, a new edition of the long out of print Moebius classic. 70 brilliantly imagined pages from Moebius' sketchbooks, an hallucinogenic trip into the far reaches of the mind, with creatures and scenes only Moebius could imagine. Wonderfully detailed images, creatures, nudes, shamans, giants, warriors... This expanded edition features 24 more pages, eight of which are in full color. Import from France. Handsome oblong format, with orange page edges. Moebius Productions, 2019....More.

Item Code: 40DAH
Hard Cover, 10x6, 168pg, Partial Color
This proved to be the most popular of the three 2019 Moebius collections, all produced in France. It's good to have it back again. Here are the other two in that series of three matched hardcovers:

Expanded, limited edition, 3000. Highly Recommended. By Moebius. Moebius at his best, creating Martian monsters and landscapes, insane and astonishing. Interview and brief captions in French only. First published in 2011 in a limited edition, now larger size and with sixteen new pages in full color. Moebius speaks: "Everyone knows by now that Mars is sterile. Yet still we send at great cost robots equipped with small shovels that stubbornly dig remote arid soil in the hope of finding huddled fossils of ancient bacteria. I found it easier and less costly in terms of technology investment to get hold of a blank book and leave the pen running over the paper at random as if in a dream." Moebius Productions, 2019....More.

Item Code: LAFAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 200pg, Partial Color

Expanded edition. Limited, 3000. In French. Recommended. By Moebius. Originally published as a limited edition of 1000 copies in 2011. Now larger with 24 additional pages, and eleven illustrations in full color. Le Major is the fourth and final book of the Major Fatal saga and one of the last published works by Moebius. Here we find a pair of desert dwellers, deep in conversation, postulating grand philosophical and theological questions to a monolithic adobe structure which curiously houses Major Grubert inside. Both graphic novel with dialogue in French, and wordless story. Moebius Productions, 2019....More.

Item Code: LEMAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x6, 336pg, Partial Color
See our website for more Moebius collections.

Lady Death Statue & More


Dressed in little more than her skull bracelet and cape, Lady Death in all her glory. This is the first of a kind "Naughty" statue, launching "The Naughty" collection of Coffin Comics character statues. Inspired by the artwork of Eric "ebas" Basaldua, this 1/6th scale Lady Death statue measures 18 inches tall with a 6.5-inch diameter base. Cast in cold cast resin, Lady Death is digitally sculpted by Ehren Bienert and painted by William Everhart. Each statue comes serially numbered with a Certificate of Authenticity and packaged in a custom full color box. Sideshow, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: LDSED
18" tall, Full Color

By Brian Pulido, Mike Maclean. Art by Dheeraj Verma. Lady Death awakes from a 20-year, spell-induced slumber and finds herself in the fiery pits of Hell! From there, things get complicated! In this second volume of the “Sworn Favorite” series, experience the alluring and cruel diva of death as only creator Brian Pulido can deliver. Chock full of sex, violence, and very, very bad behavior. "If you want heavy-metal inspired stories that kick your ass, this is your book!" Collects Lady Death: Oblivion Kiss #1, Merciless Onslaught #1, Lady Death: Unholy Ruin #1 and Lady Death: Apocalyptic Abyss #1. Coffin Comics, 2019. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: LADR02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192 pg, Full Color
Also available in hardcover and in a signed Deluxe.

Recommended. By Sorah Suhng et al. Art by Jay Anacleto, Monte Moore et al. Lady Death's Naughty side is visited once again in this brand-new hardcover art book, containing 48 full-color pages of pin up art by from today's top artists! Contributors include Jay Anacleto, Eric Basaldua, Jenevieve Broomall, Elias Chatzoudis, Jeremy Clark, Mike DeBalfo, Alé Garza, David Harrigan, Ken Hunt, Sun Khamunaki, Ryan Kincaid, Mike Krome, Bill McKay, Dawn McTeigue, Dan Mendoza, Jonboy Meyers, Monte Moore and many more! Nudity (topless, nipples). Coffin Comics, 2020. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: LDMNH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 48 pg, Full Color
Temporarily out of stock, but more are on the way.


Here's another batch of 30 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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Signed extra-illustrated full color bookplate! Now in softcover. Our Highest Recommendation. By Roger Hill. From the 1940s to the ‘70s, Reed Crandall brought a unique and masterful style to American comic art. Using an illustrator's approach on everything he touched, Crandall gained a reputation as the "artist's artist" through his skillful interpretations of Golden Age super-heroes Doll Man, The Ray, Firebrand, and Blackhawk (his signature character); horror and sci-fi for the legendary EC Comics line; Warren Publishing's Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat; THUNDER Agents and Edgar Rice Burroughs characters; and even Flash Gordon for King Features. TwoMorrows, 2021. Due Feb.  ...More.

Item Code: REEDCRA
Soft Cover, 156pg, Full Color
Reed Crandall is one of my very favorite artists, so I was very sad to see the hardcover of this go out of print much too quickly back in 2017. I wanted to share it with everyone possible. But now you have another chance. This time I've added a special bookplate using an original Crandall watercolor that I have owned for 50 years, since I bought it from my much-missed friend Jerry Weist, at 1970s Multi-Con in Oklahoma City. It has never before been published in full color.

Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. New cover and frontispiece by Joe Jusko. Betrayed by Esteban Miranda — who looks exactly like Tarzan — the ape-man is drugged and left to die. But then a quirk of fate delivers him into the hands of the frightful priests of Opar. High Priestess La spares his life once again, driven by her hopeless love for the ape-man. But her own people betray her. Tarzan flees with La into the legendary Valley of Diamonds, while Jad-bal-ja, his faithful golden lion, follows. Ahead lies a land where sentient gorillas rule over servile humans. Also features Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, 2020. Due: Feb....More.

Item Code: ERBA09H
Hard Cover, 6x9, Text/b&w

Bonus Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. New cover and frontispiece by Joe Jusko. No man had ever penetrated the Great Thorn Forest until Tarzan crashes his plane behind it on his solo flight. Within he finds the Alali, strange Stone Age giants whose women regard all men as less than slaves. And the country of the Ant Men”fierce warriors only eighteen inches tall. Tarzan is an honored guest, until he is captured by the warriors in one of the Ant Men's wars. By the advanced science of the little people, Tarzan is shrunk to their size and set to work as a quarry slave! One of the favorites among all the Tarzan novels. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, 2021. Due: Feb....More.

Item Code: ERBA10H
Hard Cover, 6x9, Text/b&w

Featuring Previously Unpublished Archival Materials. Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. New cover and frontispiece by Joe Jusko. James Blake has disappeared and Tarzan has vowed to rescue him. The ape-man comes upon the lost Valley of the Sepulcher, where Knights Templar still fight to resume their holy crusade to free Jerusalem. Soon Tarzan finds himself armed with lance and shield, partaking of jousting and ancient combat. And then it is that the slavers strike! Another new ERB edition with a new cover and pages of bonus material. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, 2020. Due: Feb....More.

Item Code: ERBA11H
Hard Cover, 6x9, Text/b&w

Featuring Rare Unpublished Archival Materials. Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. New cover and frontispiece by Joe Jusko. Somewhere in the heart of Africa, a young archaeologist has disappeared in the remote jungle mountains — Erich von Harben, son of an old missionary friend of Tarzan of the Apes. The trail leads to a mysterious valley where Tarzan discovers two surviving outposts of ancient Rome, virtually unchanged by time. And there, Tarzan is thrust into the bloody gladiatorial arena, doomed to face every peril the cruel and corrupt emperor can devise. Written in 1928, this is notable for the introduction of Nkima, who becomes Tarzan's monkey companion, and it reintroduces Muviro, first seen in Tarzan and the Golden Lion, as sub-chief of Tarzan's Waziri warriors. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, 2020. Due: Feb....More.

Item Code: ERBA12H
Hard Cover, 6x9, Text/b&w

Each volume includes Unpublished Archival Materials. Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. New covers and frontispieces by Joe Jusko. The ERB Authorized Library's third set of four volumes (Tarzan 9-12) features Tarzan and the Golden Lion; Tarzan and the Ant Men; Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle; and Tarzan and the Lost Empire. These handsome hardcover editions feature gorgeous new cover art and frontispieces by Joe Jusko; forewords by Christopher Paul Carey, Richard A. Lupoff, Sarah A. Hoyt, and Donald F. Glut; afterwords by noted ERB scholar Henry G. Franke III; and a bounty of rare and previously unpublished archival materials. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 2020. Due: Feb....More.

Item Code: ERBA03P
Hard Cover, 6x9, Text/b&w
$119.80 $109.00
See our website for the first two sets, Volumes 1-4 and 5-8, as well as all of the individual volumes in this new series.

Our Highest Recommendation. Signed by the artists and contributors, numbered & limited, 600! The sixth title in The ERB Limited Edition Collection and each one is more amazing than the last. Here is THE ultimate edition of Tarzan...Book and Clamshell Box handcrafted in leather with letterpress title page and illustrated endpapers. Two Wraparound Dust Jackets fitted on each book featuring a new Tarzan painting and the original 1st edition dust jacket. 25 Tipped-in Color Plates ““ featuring artwork by Frazetta, Brom, Manchess, St. John, Jones, Patrick, Miller, Yeates, Grindberg, Jusko, Hogarth and more. 75 Black & White Illustrations, with 16 full-page illustrations by Zdenek Burian and a 16-page Artist's Sketch Section. Due: Mar....More.

Item Code: TARAPD
Hard Cover
We are currently taking reservations for this, and you can request the same number as you got from us on Princess of Mars if you let us know. That volume, the Artist's Edition of Princess of Mars, limited to 500 slipcased copies, is nearly out of print. However, we still have a few copies in stock [APRIND. $225].

ALTERED CARBON One Life One Death Signed
Signed! By Richard K. Morgan and Scott Bryan Wilson. Art by Max Fuchs. From the world of the best-selling trilogy of books and the hit Netflix show comes a new chapter in the Altered Carbon universe! In the future, bodies can be changed like clothes, giving life an entirely new meaning — or lack of meaning. Takeshi Kovacs, once a member of the Envoy Corps, the elite, deadly troops of the Interstellar Earth Protectorate, now finds himself imprisoned . . . both in a jail and in an extremely weak body. Dynamite, 2021. Due: Feb. ...More.

Item Code: ALTCHS
Hard Cover, 120pg, Full Color
We will also be handling this in a regular softcover edition [ALTCH. $24.95} but we are not taking orders this edition until it's in stock.

Mature Readers

Madame Claude is a 1977 film from the director of Emmanuelle (1974) and Story of O (1975). It examines one of the most controversial women in French history.

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And we have two new Cavewoman titles, both now IN FULL COLOR. Each with two variant Budd Root covers. We are pretty jazzed to see a new writer and artist, and a new direction, on Metal Age, which story will carry on for at least one more issue, if not more. Check it out.

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Richard Allen Lupoff (February 21, 1935 – October 22, 2020)

I just now discovered that Dick Lupoff passed away in October, I am sad to report. I ran into him on rare occasions over the years. Dick and his son were regulars in my Comics & Comix store in Berkeley back in the 1970s and 80s. But he's been a part of my life since my first days of collecting. His Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure, complete with a Frazetta cover and illustrations, was a must-have book for any comics and ERB fan in the mid-1960s. And as editor for Canaveral Press, he was DIRECTLY responsible for getting Frazetta, Reed Crandall, and Roy Krenkel as illustrators of Canaveral's line of original and reprint ERB books…more wonderful material for a young ERB fan in those days.

Dick was a special guest at a tiny ERB show near here in May of 2019. I got a welcome chance to catch up with him. We also ferried him to dinner and back, as he was pretty infirm even then. He'd lost his wife Pat not long before but was holding up very well, still the eternal fan and so outgoing. I happened to mention my fondness for The Golden Amazon, a series of stories by J. Russell Fern, about a Wonder Woman-like sci fi heroine, in the 1940s pulps. Dick very generously packed up his one hardcover volume, a rare British edition that I'd never seen before, and sent it to me after the show—gratis. I'll always treasure it, especially now. Download Catalog

This is especially appropriate this week because he died while still writing additional material for the coming new ERB Tarzan volumes, above. See the full description for the 4-volume Tarzan set 9-12, dedicated to him. Here's a small part of his Wikipedia entry:

Richard (Dick) Lupoff was an American science fiction and mystery author, who also wrote humor, satire, non-fiction and reviews. In addition to his two dozen novels and more than 40 short stories, he also edited science-fantasy anthologies. He was an expert on the writing of Edgar Rice Burroughs and had an equally strong interest in H. P. Lovecraft.

He began his writing career in science fiction fandom in the early 1950s, producing 8 mimeographed copies of his own fanzine, SF52, and later working on others including reviews for Algol and in the early 1960s editing Xero with his wife Pat and Bhob Stewart. Xero's contributors included Dan Adkins, James Blish, Lin Carter, Avram Davidson, L. Sprague de Camp, Roger Ebert (then 19 years of age), Harlan Ellison, Ed Gorman, Eddie Jones, Roy G. Krenkel, Frederik Pohl and Bob Tucker; it received the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1963. In 2004, a hardcover anthology, The Best of Xero, coedited with Pat Lupoff and featuring a nostalgic introduction by Ebert, was published by Tachyon Publications. It was in turn nominated for the Hugo Award. [We handled it at the time].

Lupoff was an editor of Edgar Rice Burroughs for Canaveral Press and in 1965, at the request of the company's owners, wrote a biography of Burroughs, Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure, his first book.

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We just recently listed these at a special price of $55 each. FYI, Diamond just listed them for March shipping and $75 each. Okay, I like to toot our horn every so often...


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