Thursday, February 25, 2021

A new Traveling with Your Octopus, Neil Gaiman takes on Pirates, a new Illustration Magazine, Black Panther, Toppi and Wally Wood is back!

Time Traveling with Your Octopus is my favorite new item. Neil Gaiman is back with a picture book about pirates, kind of… We have a new Illustration which examines W.W. Denslow and Ken Riley. Plus a graphic novel about The Black Panther Party, Steve Niles, a new Collected Toppi and The Erotic Art of Wallace Wood is back in print! Enjoy!

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Signed! Our Highest Recommendation. By Brian Kesinger. Our favorite Victorian beauty and her pet are back!! A lavishly illustrated travelogue through time chronicling the fourth-dimensional journeys of history-hoppers Victoria Prismall and her pet land octopus Otto. A plethora of panoramic, full-page illustrations (in an oblong, extra-wide hardcover) reveal Victoria and Otto's heretofore unknown participation in famous and infamous past, present, and future goings-on. Baby Tattoo, 2020....More.

Item Code: TIMTHS
Hard Cover, 14x7, 64pg, Full Color
Part of the same series: Walking Your Octopus, Traveling with Your Octopus, (these two are in the same cool oblong format, $29.95 ea), Dressing Your Octopus [DREO. $25 & Deluxe DREOH. $60), and Coloring Your Octopus – only 2 left [COLWO. $12].

Brian has also done two sketchbooks: Inked Tails and Penned Dragons ($25 ea), and The Fabulous Contraptions of Jasper J. Pumpkinhead [FANTHS. $25].

Every one is signed by him. Brian is an Annie-award-winning story artist, illustrator and author. His 20+ year career at Disney has spanned both hand drawn and CG animated films from Tarzan to Frozen 2.


Highly Recommended. Featuring the work of W.W. Denslow, best known for his illustrations for very first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and other notable children's books of the early 1900s. Next featuring the work of Ken Riley, best known for his wonderfully authentic pictures of Horatio Hornblower by C.S. Forester, as well as other fiction that appeared in The Saturday Evening Post and Colliers, from the 1950s to the early 1970s. His realism, design and unique color work is very fine, "following in the footsteps of Howard Pyle and Norman Rockwell." Illustrated Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: IL71
Magazine, 9x11, 80pg, Full Color
Here all the available back issues. And here is the latest artbook from the same publisher:

Limited, 900. Highly Recommended. By Daniel Zimmer. Saul Tepper (1899-1987) was a life member of the Society of Illustrators and was elected to its Hall of Fame in 1980. His work is most closely compared to that of Dean Cornwell, and he worked for all the same popular, nationally selling magazines as Cornwell. He eventually did an almost equal proportion of fiction and advertising assignments, for both magazines and for many national accounts, such as Mobil Oil, Texaco, Packard, General Motors and Coca-Cola. This is the first-ever collection of his work. Tepper began his career working with Albert Dorne, studied under Harvey Dunn and, like Dunn, went on to teach after a long and successful career. Illustrated Press, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: ARTSTH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color
We have seven copies left of The Art of Rafael DeSoto [ARTRDH. $44.95]. All of their other art books are out of print and sold out.

Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Chris Riddell. A brand-new, oversized picture book for all ages. Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and — for one boy and his sister — he's about to transform a perfectly ordinary evening into a riotous adventure beneath a pirate moon. It's time to make some Pirate Stew. Marvelously silly and gloriously entertaining, this is a tale of flying ships, doughnut feasts and some rather magical stew. With a deliciously rhyming text from master storyteller Neil Gaiman and bold, double-page full color illustrations by the supremely talented Chris Riddell. Quill Tree Books, 2020....More.

Item Code: NGPIRSH
Hard Cover|na, 10x12, 48pg, Full Color
Gaiman’s newest is the first two volumes of The Neil Gaiman Library [NGLIB01H, NGLIB02H $49.99, $39.99 ea]. See MUCH more by Gaiman on our website.

By David F. Walker. Art by Marcus Kwame Anderson. A serious, fact-packed look the origins and life of the Black Panther Party, founded in Oakland, Calif in 1966. It was a radical political organization that stood in defiant contrast to the mainstream, non-violent, non-armed civil rights movement. This gripping illustrated history explores the impact and significance of the Panthers, from their social, educational, and healthcare programs that were designed to uplift the Black community, their attempt to curb police brutality through citizen patrols, and finally, to their violent clashes with the FBI, which targeted the Party from its outset. Ten Speed Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: BLAPAN
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99
Speaking of Black History, be sure that you don’t miss this:

INVISIBLE MEN The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books
Our Highest Recommendation. By Ken Quattro. Art by Matt Baker, Adolphe Barreaux, A.C. Hollingsworth, Cal Massey, E.C. Stoner, Owen Middleton, et al. Read the riveting stories of Black artists who drew—mostly covertly behind the scenes—superhero, horror, and romance comics in the early years of the industry. An in-depth, highly original look at each of these important illustrators, offering intimate details of their life and work like never done before. This is a gem of a book, put together by the incredibly painstaking researcher who's offering all comic fans new ground to be enjoyed. Yoe Books. 2020....More.

Item Code: INVMEH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 240pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $29.99

Steve Niles


Highly Recommended. By Steve Niles. Art by Gyula Nemeth. Horror master Steve Niles pairs up with his Criminal Macabre artist, Gyula Nemeth, on this poignant and terrifying tale of a Jewish grandfather driven to rage and vengeance he's willing to die for. In Nazi-occupied Budapest, a very young girl sees her mother and father brutally murdered by an SS Officer. She escapes with her Grandfather. Filled with rage and hatred, the Grandfather asks a Rabbi of questionable character for help. In an ancient box lives a demon, filled with hate and violence, who'll help them live...and exact vengeance. But with a price. Very well drawn and a unique story. Clover Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: POSSES
Soft Cover, 7x10, 80pg, Full Color

FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE, ALIVE! TRIO The Complete Collection Hardcover
Collects #1-4 in a deluxe oversized hardcover. Bonus Gallery. Our Highest Recommendation. By Steve Niles. Art by Bernie Wrightson, with Kelley Jones. Inspired by Mary Shelley's immortal gothic horror tale, Frankenstein Alive, Alive brings new life to the Promethean monster, courtesy of Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein, Swamp Thing). Victor Frankenstein's cobbled together creature continues his adventures, embarking on a journey to discover his own humanity. Bonus 18-page gallery section of never-before-seen layouts and pencils by Wrightson, some with the original text, all scanned from the original art. All-new Introduction by Steve Niles, a tribute to his friend Bernie. IDW, 2018....More.

Item Code: FRALH
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Partial Color
$24.99 $21.99

CITY OF OTHERS 10th Anniversary Edition
Collects #1-4, 2007. By Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson. Art by Bernie Wrightson and Jose Villarrubia. From the writer who created 30 Days of Night and the artist who created Swamp Thing comes a horror graphic novel like no other! Stosh Bludowski is a killer, born with the capacity for no apparent human emotion other than rage. Killing comes easy for Blud, and he makes a good living doing what's easy—until the day he meets two jobs in an alley who just won't die, and a grotesque mystery unfolds right in front of him. Soon, the remorseless killer is confronted by a reality he could never imagine, and he will be invited to make a decision once and for all . . . is he human, or is he Other? Dark Horse, 2019....More.

Item Code: CITYH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 128pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
Also by Steve Niles is John Carpenter’s Night Terrors, and he writes the Afterword in the excellent Rattle of  Bones by Robert E. Howard.

Comics & Comic Book Archives


THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 4
Recommended. Collects #45-60, 1979-1981. By Roy Thomas. Art by John Buscema, Gil Kane et al. Conan battles a massive winged monster that guards a tower holding a weather-controlling gem — then finds himself surrounded by an army of Picts. In "The Treasure of Tranicos", Conan matches wits with a band of pirates with Thoth-Amon stalking them all. And the four-part epic "Conan the Liberator" sees Conan realize his destiny as he raises an army to overthrow the mad king Numedides! Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: SAVS04H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 944pg, b&w
$125.00 $105.00
Volumes 1-3 are in stock, same discounted price. And here is all things Conan. Also see:

Highly Recommended. By John Rhett Thomas and Roy Thomas. The best art of the legendary Savage Sword in a deluxe art book, and narrated by Roy himself, who wrote, edited and oversaw the artists from the beginning. With Conan's success as a color comic and a test run in mag Savage Tales, the decision was made to spin Conan off into his own magazine—with longer, more mature stories and art in black and white, behind beautiful painted covers. Conan took on a new savagery under masters such as Barry Windsor-Smith, John Buscema and Ernie Chan. The series' fully painted covers offered gorgeous illustrations by Boris Vallejo, Michael Kaluta, Earl Norem and many others. Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: MARVASH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 224pg, Full Color
$50.00 $39.95

THE MICHAEL MOORCOCK LIBRARY Elric The Eternal Champion Collection
Oversized Hardcover. Recommended. Seminal sword-and-sorcery author Michael Moorcock weaves a stunning blend of magic, heroism, and wonder as his legendary Eternal Champion Elric features in two rarely seen adventures, featuring artwork from legendary French artist Phillippe Druillet and James Cawthorn, from 1973 and 1976. New 2020 introduction by Moorcock himself and also by Druillet!! Elric and the Artists is a fully -illustrated, 8 page feature with rare early art, an unpublished Druillet adaptation, and art by Robert Gould, P. Craig Russell, & Walt Simonson. Titan, 2021....More.

Item Code: MMEECCH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 56pg, b&w

Here’s more by Michael Moorcock.


SUPERMAN By Grant Morrison Omnibus
Collects Action Comics #0-18 and Annual #1, 2012-14. Recommended. Grant Morrison, one of the greatest storytellers of his generation, weaves the history of Clark Kent's early days in Metropolis (in his earliest adventures, clad in jeans and a t-shirt!) in this Man of Steel cornerstone of the DC Universe. The compelling Superman stories in this collection showcase his quintessential character and determination — in a world that doesn't know what to make of him. Packed with action, adventure, shocking secrets, parallel Earths, deadly encounters with the Anti-Superman Army, Luthor, Vyndktux, Brainiac, Metal-zero and more. DC Comics, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: SUPGMH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 680pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

See our website for more by Grant Morrison: JLA Grant Morrison Omnibus, JLA 60 Years, Future Shock, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Wonder Woman Earth 1 Vols 1 and 2, The British Superhero and The British Comic Book Invasion...

MYTHS & LEGENDS QUARTERLY Gretel Witch Hunter: Igor Vitorino Cover
By Dave Franchini. Art by Alessio Martani, Guillermo Fajardo et al. Cover art by Igor Vitorino. Cursed with powers that grant her a long life that spans centuries, Gretel must consume human hearts to sustain herself — at the cost of her own humanity. Recently, she has teamed up with Calabar, a mercenary who is part of a secret faction determined to rid the world of all witches. But now, a new coven of witches is forming, and at its center a new evil rises, something so ancient that they may not be enough to protect mankind. Book-length horror story. Zenescope, 2021....More.

Item Code: MYTHGA
Comic, 7x10, 72pg, Full Color
Here’s more comics from Zenescope.

The Collected Toppi


THE COLLECTED TOPPI Volume 4 The Cradle of Life
Our Highest Recommendation. By Sergio Toppi. This fourth volume contains five tales set in Africa, India, and Australia, presented in English for the first time: The Kokombo Dossier, Bwuma, My Son, Warramunga 1856, M'Felewzi, and Pacific Island, first published in 1976, '85,'91,'97 and 2011. The stories are intriguing and poignant, looking at indigenous tribes and peoples, and yet offering us tales of adventure, violence, greed and retribution from more primitive times. Most of these adventures are either somewhat timeless, or take place in the 19th or very early 20th century, with unique characters in abundance. Minor nudity. Magnetic Press Inc, 2020....More.

Item Code: COLT04H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 156pg, b&w
We had a difficult time getting our full order of these, but they are finally in stock. We have just two copies of volume 1 now, but we are pretty sure more are on their way now. Volume 2 is gone but we also expect more in a week or two. Volume 3 is in stock now. Volume 5 [COLT05H. $24.95] should be in any day. Volume 6 is due in July. See them here.

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H.P. LOVECRAFT He Who Wrote in the Darkness
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Alex Nikolavitch. Art by Gervasio-Aon-Lee. Beginning with his move to Brooklyn in 1925, this factual graphic novel follows HPL on his many moves, his introverted lifestyle, his initial failed attempts to break into Weird Tales and their later attempt to hire him as editor! Interspersed through the bio are pieces of several of his most famous stories, as he daydreams or writes them up and we see related art with Cthulhu, mythical Arkham and The Necronomicon, his "alter ego," Randolph Carter, Charles Dexter Ward, etc. HPL liked hanging out in graveyards at night, and always seemed to return to his beloved Providence. Pegasus Books, 2018....More.

Item Code: HPLHH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color
$25.95 $11.95
This has a small ½” felt-tip remainder mark on the bottom edge. On our website, nine more HPL books including his complete works in hardcover [CFHOH. $21.99] and slipcase, hardcover [CWHPH. $35].

New Imperfect Editions (aka Hurts!)


French graphic novel. Highly Recommended. By Claire Fauvel. A fascinating new graphic novel, translated from the French, and an absolutely true story. She rebelled against the ancient tribal rules (read: women are the property of their husbands) of India. At the age of 11 she became wife for a much older man. She ran away when he raped her. From that point on, there were few choices for her, but there was her ambition and thirst for revenge. She was saved from death by a handsome young bandit, which was her entry into becoming the Robin Hood of India—albeit, a bit more blood-thirsty. NBM, 2020. Condition: Slightly bumped corners. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: PHOOHR
Hard Cover, 9x11, 224pg, Full Color
$34.99 $17.50

Recommended. By Francesco Francavilla. The iconic masked crime fighter created by the legendary Will Eisner returns in an all-new tale by Eisner Award winner Francesco Francavilla. Unexpected disappearances and deaths hit Central City—with no apparent connection between the victims. The police just file them as runaways or natural deaths. But when someone close to Ebony disappears, The Spirit is on the case. Set in the 1940s pulpish world of the original Spirit stories, complete with Dolan and a beautiful and capable new supporting character, P.I. Lisa Marlowe. Dynamite, 2018. Condition: Bumped edges....More.

Item Code: WESPCHR
Hard Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$19.99 $7.99

By John Byrne. Master storyteller John Byrne's groundbreaking Fantastic Four run continues! From a mysterious Wakandan adventure to the chilling return of Galactus, Byrne orchestrates epic adventures that capture the spirit of what makes the FF Marvel's greatest super-team. Each issue explores the essence of these beloved characters while also putting them in unexpected places - like side by side with Doctor Doom in a battle for Latveria! Byrne also recognizes the power of Sue Richards, has changes in store for Nova and the Thing and returns to the X-Men for a super-sized FF 250 extravaganza! Plus: John Byrne's Silver Surfer collaboration with Stan Lee, an alternate-universe exploration of an FF without super-powers and a rare Mister Fantastic story. Marvel, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: MMFF12HR
Hard Cover, 7x10, 360pg, Full Color
$75.00 $37.50

Almost Gone! An all-new sequel. Recommended. By Steven Grant. Art by Jesus Portaveritas. Savage, the star of Gil Kane's 1968 graphic novel, is back! He is the ultimate spy and de facto enforcer reining in the intelligence community's illegal excesses. But he's been framed by an international criminal cabal and is now on the run from the very government he's sworn to protect. Hmm, sure sounds like Jason Bourne!! Savage is the original anti-hero, the cure that could be worse than the disease.Looks like a good story, lots of action and violence, as with Kane's original story. ComicMix, 2019. Out of Print. Condition: Slightly bumped corners. ...More.

Item Code: HISNA01R
Soft Cover, 7x10, 90pg, Full Color
$19.99 $9.99
We now have a special section just for these, called, you guessed it, Imperfect Editions. It’s under CLOSEOUTS on our home page top tool bar. As we list these, they will also now appear below in the CLOSEOUTS/NEW ARRIVAL section. Often we don’t list these in an eblast (certainly not in a catalog) because we have so few, sometimes just 2 or 3. So keep an eye on these and act quickly.

2021 Calendars


We have 17 titles still in stock, but many are down to just a copy or two. All are half price with the exception of three that we have just one copy of each left: Naked, Pin-Up History, and Dragons by Ciruelo.

All others, at half price, we have between 1 (of several) or 2 (several more) and five or six at the most. Act now! We sold out or came close to selling out more calendars this year than ever before, so I don’t intend to lower the prices any further on these few remaining titles.

Click here for older calendars for as little as $2.99: HOT RIDES, GIRLS, LINGERIE, MARILYN MONROE, FANTASMAGORICK, BATMAN 2018, STAR WARS VII — all these are $2.99.

Coming in April


SILVER AGE CLASSICS KONA Monarch of Monster Isle Volume 2 Hardcover
Collects Kona #5-8, 1963 and Reptilicus #2, 1961. By Don Segall. Art by Sam Glanzman. Covers by Victor Prezio and Gil Kane (#6). Kona saves the lives of Dr. Henry Dodd, his daughter Mary and his grandchildren Mason and Lily after the group crashes their army surplus airship on the prehistoric Pacific island Monster Isle. Kona becomes their protector and saves them from a huge array of monsters, including giant cats, strange and dangerous creatures from the ocean depths, and giant red ants. PS Artbooks, 2021. Due: Apr. ...More.

Item Code: SAKM02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
The first Kona is in stock now [SAKM01H. $46.99]. This series is also being collected by It’s Alive — so far they have done one much smaller collection, with a choice of two covers.

USS STEVENS The Collected Stories Hurt
Closeout Price!  Highly Recommended. By Sam Glanzman. Legendary Golden Age artist Sam Glanzman set many of his tales aboard the USS Stevens, the actual World War II destroyer on which he served. This full-color, hardcover treasury collects every single Stevens tale he ever published, more than 60 short adventures from Our Army at War, G. I. Combat, and other 1970s DC war comics as well as longer pieces from Marvel’s 1986 revival of Savage Tales magazine and the more recent Joe Kubert Presents. Plus, this outstanding collection also includes the final, four-page story about the warship, newly written and illustrated by Glanzman himself. Dover, 2016. Condition: At least two corners bumped, slight scuffing or soiling to covers. ...More.

Item Code: UST
Hard Cover, 7x10, 384pg, Full Color
$39.95 $24.95

Recommended. By Geoff Johns, et al. Barry Allen wakes up to a world that is not his own. A place where the Flash never existed! The people he cares about most are now strangers or vanished. This altered universe is on the brink of a cataclysmic war. There is no Green Lantern, no Superman, and Batman has as much blood on his hands as his enemies do. America's last hope is...Cyborg. Barry desperately tries to hold on to his memories and if there is any hope of setting things right, he must convince this world's strange, dangerous heroes to help him fix what was broken. DC Comics,2021. Due: Apr. ...More.

Item Code: FLASPH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1512pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00

Specially designed with signed page printed on vellum. Limited, 1,200 copies. Monsters is the legendary project Barry Windsor-Smith has been working on for over 35 years. A 360-page tour de force of visual storytelling, Monsters' narrative canvas is vast and deep. The year is 1964. Close-mouthed, damaged, innocent, trying to forget a past and looking for a future, it turns out that Bobby Bailey is the perfect candidate for a secret U.S. government experimental program — an unholy genetics program discovered in Nazi Germany during World War II... Fantagraphics, 2021. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: BARMD
Hard Cover, 8x11, 380pg, Full Color
The regular edition is due in May [BARMH. $39.99 $34.99]. See our website for more collections with work by Barry Windsor-Smith.

THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 22 1969-1970
By Lee Falk. Art by Sy Barry. Continues the Sy Barry Years. Five complete continuities: "Rex, the Missing Heir," "The Gladiator," "The Missing Daddy," "Luaga's Undercover Tour," and "The Mission." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials. Hermes Press, 2021. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: PH22H
Hard Cover, 12x8, 272 pg, b&w
See all available Phantom collections on our website.

The greatest Superman team-up tales from the 1980s are collected in hardcover for the first time. The Man of Tomorrow faces evil with the help of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Mister Miracle, Batgirl, Black Canary, the Flash, and even Santa Claus. And others! Includes an early appearance by the galaxy-conquering villain known as Mongul. Collects DC Comics Presents #5, 9-12, 14, 19, 28, 30, 35, 38, 39, 45, 50, 58, 63, 67, 71, and 97. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Apr. ...More.

Item Code: SUPGTH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

A thorough introduction to the process of creating various masterpiece characters from "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" to "Mobile Suit Gundam: 0080 War in the Pocket", "Gunbuster", and "Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway." Handwritten comments by famed creator Haruhiko Mikimoto are featured next to character images, detailing character designing process. Plus: rough sketches of character designs, character illustrations, and original cell illustrations of animation masterpieces that Haruhiko Mikimoto has contributed. More than 300 character design illustrations. Pie, 2021. Due: Apr. ...More.

Item Code: HARUH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 208pg, Full Color|na
You’ll find more on Character Design in these two books, now in stock:

Metamorfx: The Art of Consantine Sekeris – just 3 left [MEFX. $22.95]

The Art of Creature and Character Design by Sandy Collara – just 4 left [ARTC05S. $40, $24.99].


Art book or how-to? It's both. Highly Recommended. Delve inside this beautifully presented artist showcase filled with the works and useful advice from popular visual artist Pernille Orum. Pernille is well known and respected in the animation industry, having worked for clients such as Disney Publishing, Nickelodeon Jr., Mattel, and DreamWorks, and she was the Lead Character Designer on Warner Brothers’ DC Superhero Girls. In this uniquely colorful and vibrant volume, Pernille shares her artwork over the years, from earliest drawings to her latest work. Lots of cute girls and pin-up style. 3D Publishing, 2020....More.

Item Code: SPARH
Hard Cover, 9x10, 152pg, na

Coming in May


SPIDER-MAN By Roger Stern Omnibus
Collects Spectacular Spider-Man #43-61, Amazing Spider-Man #224-252 1980-84 7 more issues. Roger Stern's celebrated 1980s run on Spectacular Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man all in one Omnibus edition. Paired with John Romita Jr. and a cast of other top art talents, Roger Stern reinvigorated the life of everyone's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with definitive battles with the Juggernaut, the Vulture and the Kingpin, the fan-favorite tale of "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man," the 1st appearance of Monica Rambeau (a.k.a. Captain Marvel), and introduction of the Hobgoblin! And Black Cat, Amy Powell, and Mary Jane Watson are all vying for our hero's attention. Marvel, 2021. Due: May. ...More.

Item Code: SPIDRSH
Hard Cover, na, 1296pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
Here’s another dozen items with Roger Stern’s workincluding Speedball, Marvel Masterworks: Spider-Man, Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange, Mephisto: Speak of the Devil, and the on-sale Marvel Comics in the Eighties [MARVCO. $27.95, $13.95].


Here's another batch of 30 items that are going away soon, down to just one, two or three copies left. You can now see the latest 3…2…1 items in a new section on our website, called ALMOST GONE, at the top of the home page, right next to CLOSEOUTS.

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We have a hot one this week: Cons De Fee: The Erotic Art of Wallace Wood. Fantagraphics published this in late June of 2019, but was completely sold out in less than two months. It never made it into our catalog. In fact, it looks like I don’t have enough now, so I’m just reordering again. Act now, we have 12 copies as I write this, but we’ll backorder beyond those and ship them out asap. See our website for more Wally Wood collections.

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Rowena Morrill 1942-2021

Rowena A. Morrill passed away February 11 after a long illness. She was 76. Rowena was an American artist known for her science-fiction and fantasy illustration, and is credited as one of the first female artists to impact paperback cover illustration. Her notable artist monographs included The Fantastic Art of Rowena, Imagine (in France) Imagination (in Germany), and The Art of Rowena, and her work has also been included in a variety of anthologies including Tomorrow and Beyond and Infinite Worlds.

Rowena is featured in a chapter of her own in Taschen’s 2020 collection, Masterpieces of Fantasy Art [MASFH. $200, $180].

Masterpieces is in the same enormous format as The History of EC Comics w/ signed, full color bookplate [HISECH. $200].


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Thursday, February 18, 2021

The Brothers Hildebrandt, two rare Lewis Carroll books, Miyazaki, Ed Brubaker, Spider-Woman, Conan, Luke Cage and Dark Shadows.

The Art of The Brothers Hildebrandt is here--and we've added ten Marvel trading cards with each copy. Plus: two already-out-of-print Lewis Carroll books, one illustrated by the great Willy Pogany and the other with all-new artwork. Also here: Miyazaki, Brubaker, Spider-Woman, Kraven the Hunter, The Black Knight, Lady Death, The Scarlet Witch, Conan, Luke Cage, Dark's mostly about comics this week. But we also have the new Jim Lee Artist's Edition and a new Crumb exhibit book. Enjoy.

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Exclusive bonus: ten Hildebrandt trading cards! Highly Recommended. In 1994, n 1994, Greg and Tim began an amazing relationship with Marvel Comics, producing the incredible Marvel Masterpieces trading card set, featuring Spider-Man, Captain America, Black Panther, X-Men, Fantastic Four and so many others! That entire set is reproduced here, with model photos and preliminary drawings, plus the complete X-Men 2099 painted graphic novel that they illustrated! And more Marvel work, a second card set and posters...with insightful commentary, amusing anecdotes, and candid reminiscences by Greg Hildebrandt (Tim passed away in 2006, at the age of 67). IDW, 2021....More.

Item Code: MARBHH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 284pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99
Greg's pin-up calendars are featured in Illustrators Quarterly 25 [IQ25. $24.99] which also is the Silver Anniversary Good Girl Art issue. The Brothers also appear in Masterpieces of Fantasy Art [MASFH. $200, $180] and in the anthology of sci-fi art, Infinite Worlds, from 1997 [INFWLD. $85, $50]. Finally, we still have copies of the Brothers 2004 Tolkien Calendar [TOLKABH04. $12.99, $7.99], one of our Warehouse Finds.

Limited Printing Fine Art Illustrated Editions


Limited to 126 hand-numbered copies, printed on specialty Italian art paper. Highly Recommended. By Lewis Carroll. Art byÁngel Domínguez. A beautifully illustrated new adaption of the famous poem by the author of Alice in Wonderland. Full color, full-page and double-page illustrations throughout. Typically categorised as a nonsense poem, this was written from 1874 to 1876 and borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" in his children's novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871). It follows a crew of ten hunting the Snark, which may turn out to be a highly dangerous Boojum. Inky Parrot Press, 2020. Out of print. ...More.

Item Code: HUNTSN
Soft Cover, 6x10, Text/Full Color

Hand-Numbered from 126 copies, printed on specialty Italian paper. Highly Recommended. By Lewis Carroll. Reprints, in slightly larger size, the scarce 1929 edition. Artist Willy Pogany had a long and fruitful career, illustrating children's and adventure books, working in Hollywood, and teaching art. This wonderful new edition collects one of his scarcest and most desirable books. Nearly every page is illustrated, and the entire book is printed in two colors. Pogany's visualization of Alice is delightful, as you can see just from the cover. His creatures are wonderful, and one or two images from this have often been collected in Alice histories. Inky Parrot Press, 2020....More.

Item Code: ALICADH
Soft Cover, 6x10, 188pg, Text/b&w
Click on the banner to see more Lewis Carroll, including Alice editions by David Delamare and by Harry Rountree.

Animation & Comics Reference


THE WORKS OF HAYAO MIYAZAKI The Master of Japanese Animation
By Gael Berton. His poetic directing and universal themes, such as the importance of nature, have turned Hayao Miyazaki into one of the most respected artists on the movie and animation scene. Initially intended for Japan only, his works eventually reached the Western market. Spirited Away has become one of the most successful animated movies ever. This handsome volume explores Miyazaki's life from childhood on, his personality, the creation of Studio Ghibli, his collaborators, and it deciphers, over 120 pages, each film and the profound themes found throughout his entire work. Third Editions, 2021....More.

Item Code: WORKHMH
Hard Cover, 6x10, 200pg, Text Only
$29.95 $26.95

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

Item Code: MYNEH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 272pg, Partial Color
See the website for more references to Miyazaki and his influences.

BERSERK Written in Darkness
By Quentin Boeton. Berserk is a manga series which stands out for its rich, twisted and dark universe. It is a clever alchemy between the stories of Elric of Melnibone, Hieronymus Bosch's paintings and Gustave Dore's engravings. This book reviews Berserk's story and all aspects of Kentaro Miura's life, the manga's author. It also deciphers the work's entire dark fantasy world. This series, now more than 30 years in creation, "is not just a story of adventure, it is an artistic, philosophical, symbolic work that is an ode to the dark side of human nature..." Third Editions, 2021....More.

Item Code: BERSEKH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Text Only
Click here to see the Berserk series, all in stock. Also see the companion Hellsing series, in Coming below.

Graphic Novels


Highly Recommended. Back in print and first-ever trade paperback: a lost crime noir masterpiece. This was the first time Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark worked together before their acclaimed runs on Daredevil and Gotham Central. A hard-hitting mystery set in a modern-day Chinatown that garnered nominations for Best Miniseries and Best Writer in the 2000 Eisner Awards. Also: behind-the-scenes art, a bonus prequel story, a new foreword Brian Michael Bendis, new Afterword by Brubaker, and other extras. Image Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: SCECR
Soft Cover, 6x10, 128pg, Full Color
Also in stock by Brubaker: Criminal Vol 3 (Vols 1 and 2 are due soon) and newly published in softcover, Pulp, one of my favorite graphic novels of 2020.

Recommended. By Dan Mazur. Lunatic is an unusual and striking graphic novel in the tradition of wordless books by the likes of Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward. The word "lunatic" derives from Latin, meaning "of the moon" or "moonstruck," and in this sense it describes the protagonist of this story: from infancy she develops a magical, almost intimate relationship with the moon itself and it acts as her friend, lover, and mentor. She is a dreamer, an outsider, and she's going to get herself to the moon!! Part fable, part classic adventure in the tradition of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. Fanfare, 2021....More.

Item Code: LUNAT
Hard Cover, 7x9, 200pg, b&w
For more wordless novels, see White Collar (on sale at $12.95), The Thousand Demon Tree by Jeffrey Alan Love ($24.95) and Si Lewen's Parade: An Artistic Odyssey (also on sale at half price, $19.99).

Recommended. This brings together the first three graphic novels Enki Bilal created with the scriptwriter Pierre Christin: The Cruise of Forgotten (1975), The Stone Vessel (1976) and The City That Did Not Exist (1977). Focusing on an enigmatic character with supernatural powers, which serves as a theme for the trilogy, the three stories delve into a village of the Landes, a Breton fishing port, and a small working-class town in the North as they fight to survive this supernatural menace. Titan Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: LEGETH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 176pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

MONSTER By Enki Bilal
Highly Recommended. The Monster tetralogy is influential creator Enki Bilal's most personal work, a dystopian science fiction epic that reminds us of Philip K. Dick's Bladerunner and Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. A radical organization seeks to eliminate science and truth from the world, and concurrently aliens may have contacted us but it's being covered up. The story follows Amir, astrophysicist Leyla and Nike, a man who has a perfect memory back to day 1 of his life. They are being manipulated by organizations who consider them expendable. Outstanding artwork reminiscent of Moebius and The Fifth Element. Titan, 2019. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: MONEBH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 264pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99
See more French graphic novels on our website. In English, of course.

Comic Books


By Tom Sniegoski, Bill Willingham, Ramos and Cararo. Cover by Joe Linsner. Two Valentine's Day comic book specials: In a terrifying alternate reality, Dracula and Vampirella have wed and the world has been plunged into darkness. Humanity has become little more than cattle... and Red Sonja's greatest enemy becomes... her greatest admirer?!?! You thought Kulan Gath being evil was frightful, wait until you see him head-over-heels in loooove!!! Dynamite, 2021....More.

Item Code: VAMRSP
Comic, 7x10, 40pg ea, Full Color

Highly Recommended. By Roy Thomas and Stan Lee. Art by Gil Kane and Joe Maneely. Amazing Spider-Man #101, 1971: The dramatic debut of Morbius the Living Vampire! But the wallcrawler is even more spider-like than usual — because, in an effort to "cure" himself of his spider-powers, he's ended up with four extra limbs! Black Knight #1, 1955: Head back in time to the legendary days of King Arthur — as a young Stan Lee and celebrated artist Joe Maneely draw inspiration from history and myth to present one of the noblest warriors to ever wield a sword! Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: AMBNP
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
See more Replica and facsimile edition comics on our website.

LADY DEATH MASTERS #1 Mike Krome Premiere Edition
By Brian Pulido. Art by Mike Krome. A limited edition full-color comic book that highlights the master illustrator Mike Krome's lush and detailed Lady Death artwork over the years at Coffin Comics! Over 24 images, nice work by a talented artist. Lots of detail, sexy costumes, a couple see-through near-topless scenes. Each copy comes bagged. Coffin Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: LADM01
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

By Brian Pulido. Cover art by Michael Moore. 24 full-color pages of lingerie-themed Lady Death imagery by today's hot artists. Contributors include: Jay Anacleto, Mirka Andolfo, Jim Balent, Jenevieve Broomall, Ceci de la Cruz, David Delanty, Chris Ehnot, Alé Garza, Paul Green, Jordan Gunderson, David Harrigan, Sun Khamunaki, Ryan Kincaid, Mike Krome, and others. Each copy comes bagged. Coffin Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: LADL01
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color
Click here for more Lady Death artwork. And click here for Zenescope special editions with similar pin-up art.

Comic Book Archives


SCARLET WITCH By James Robinson The Complete Collection
Scarlet Witch #1-15, 2016; Dr. Strange: Last Days of Magic #1, 2016. Recommended. Art by Vanesa Del Rey et al. Witchcraft is broken — and writer James Robinson joins a magical cast of 14 artists to take the Scarlet Witch on a journey across the globe to fix it! From the back alleys of Manhattan to the Greek Isles to the Irish countryside, Wanda Maximoff faces myths and legends, combats curses, and discovers that there's more to her complex family history than she knew. And will the powerful mage called the Emerald Warlock be friend or foe? Marvel, 2021.  ...More.

Item Code: SCARW
Soft Cover, 7x10, 344pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99
James Robinson also has work in Hawkman by Geoff Johns, and in the DC Companion Duo Bundle [DCCOMP. $51.80, $29.95].

Collects #1-12, 2019. Recommended. By Jason Aaron. Art by Mahmud Asrar, Gerardo Zaffino et al. The life and death of Conan the Barbarian! Just as his fighting prowess lets him carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death — in the form of the Crimson Witch and wizard Thoth-Amon! In a story that spans Conan's entire life, beasts and comrades from the past are here again, while the Barbarian fights his final battle and meets his ultimate fate — but what lies beyond the veil of life? Could it be...Crom?! Handsomely drawn, a great new story and yet overview of Conan's long career. Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: CONBAAH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 296pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99
See the website for more of the latest with Conan, from the new Cimmerian, to Omnibus collections, and the Savage Sword series.

Collects Hero for Hire #1-16 & Power Man #17-23, 1972-74. By Archie Goodwin, Len Wein et al. Art by George Tuska. Luke Cage burst onto the comics scene in 1972 as the "Hero for Hire." Equal parts Marvel Method and Blaxploitation, he was a new kind of hero for a new era, the historic first African-American character to headline his own series. Cage's adventures depicted New York City's 1970s grit and the plight of its people with a realism that was gripping in its time, all while incorporating larger-than-life villains including Black Mariah and Doctor Doom. Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: LUKE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 480pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99
Luke Cage is also one of the Defenders and in The Defenders Omnibus Volume 1 [DEFE01H. $100, $85].

Collects Web of Spider-Man #31-32; Amazing Spider-Man #293-294; Peter Parker #131-132. Highly Recommended. J. M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck craft the ultimate tale of revenge in the latest classic graphic novel handpicked by Marvel Editorial to showcase pivotal story lines written and drawn by some of Marvel's most acclaimed creators! This has always been a fan favorite for both outstanding art and a superlative, stand-alone storyline. Kraven the Hunter kills Spider-Man and takes on his costume to perform evil deeds in his name. Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: SPIDMSH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 168pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Click here for more Spider-Man. Kraven first appeared in Spider-Man #15, August, 1964. I bought that puppy off the spinner rack! This issue is now in high demand because Kraven will be in the next Spider-Man film. This comic got good buzz thanks to rumours that Keanu Reeves was set to play Kraven; although that was not true, it should be interesting to see who does take on the classic villain.

DARK SHADOWS The Complete Original Series Volume 1
Second printing. Collects #1-7, 1968-70. By Donald Arneson. Art by Joe Certa. Volume one in Hermes Press' completely digitally restored series presents issues #1 through #7 of the comic book title presenting archetypal tales of vampires, werewolves, and the supernatural. The stories contained in the volume are thoughtful and beautifully crafted; they are the perfect companion for fans of the show, but they stand on their own as fine examples of compelling and effective comic book storytelling. In addition to reprinting the stories, this edition also contains a generous supplement of poster art, pin-ups, photos of the actors, and documentary material from the show, together with an essay about the history of Dark Shadows as well as other aspects of the show, by Ph.D. Jeff Thompson. Hermes, 2021....More.

Item Code: DS01H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 224pg, Full Color
Original Dark Shadows prose novels, collecting the original paperbacks that began appearing in 1966, are also in stock. Vol 1-6 [DARS01, DARS02, etc. $14.99 each]. Limited supply, #1 is almost gone.

NIGHT OF THE DEVIL War Picture Library By Hugo Pratt
Recommended. 1961-62. In Night of the Devil, take a hallucinatory trip through the oppressive heat of the Burmese jungle along with British soldiers engaged in desperate skirmishes with the enemy. In Bayonet Jungle, Private Jack Green's presence is seen as an omen of bad luck but he struggles to prove himself to the experienced soldiers of Third Platoon as they fight against the Japanese army that surrounds them. Two long, violent, gritty stories of combat in foreign lands. Rebellion, 2021.  ...More.

Item Code: NIGDEH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 128pg, b&w
Also by Hugo Pratt in this Fleetway series is  Battle Stations [BATSTH. $19.99]. Corto Maltese volumes in stock are #1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 12.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS Spider-Woman Volume 2
Collects Spider-Woman #9-25, 1978-79 & more. By Mark Gruenwald. Art by Carmine Infantino. After a five-year wait, the second Marvel Masterworks collecting Spider-Woman! Spider-Woman and Spider-Man meet for the very first time as legendary Captain America writer Mark Gruenwald joins iconic DC Comics artist Carmine Infantino here!! We have the macabre villain the Needle; the Brothers Grimm return, and Madame Doll and The Shroud emerge from the shadows for a multi-issue team-up. Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: MMSW02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 328pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
We don't have her first Marvel Masterworks in stock any more, but here's more Spider-Woman, from Marvel Decades, True Believers Facsimile Set, What If? Volume 2, and more.

Art Books & More


JIM LEE'S X-MEN Artist's Edition
Recommended. Jim Lee has been drawing comics for more than 30 years and is one of the most popular comic book artists of all time. The impact his dynamic artwork has had on the comics industry is truly immeasurable. In a career filled with highlights, his work on the X-Men is arguably his most popular and enduring. This very special Artist's Edition features Jim's stellar X-Men work, including the complete oversized X-Men #1, plus covers, splash pages, pin-ups, and interior pages. IDW, 2021....More.

Item Code: JLXMAEH
Hard Cover, 12x17, 160pg, b&w
See all our Artist Editions here. And here's 34 more collections with work by Jim Lee, including the cool Marvel Covers Modern Era Artist's Edition [MCMAEH. $125]. Pre-inflation price!!

Recommended. By Robert Storr. Presenting a slice of Crumb's unique universe, this book features a wide array of printed matter culled from the artist's five-decade career — 1950s fanzine work such as his own zine, Foo; charming pre-Zap rarities; iconic underground comics covers including ones never published; posters & flyers from the 1960s and 1970s; covers for Haight-Ashbury, Lower East Side, and other counterculture papers; and exhibition ephemera. Nudity, sexual situations. David Zwirner Books, 2021. Mature readers....More.

Item Code: CRUMWOH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 192pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $39.99
I've just marked down Crumb Sketchbooks 1, 2, and 5 from $40 to $35 each, with #6 coming soon. See much more Crumb work on our site, including the original Zap Comix #4 hurt for a mere $9.95, and the complete Zap Comix boxed set for a mere $500! Hey, postpaid!

Eight new prose stories, by as many writers, starring Jim Steranko's favorite pulp heroine. The City of Angels attracts beautiful people from all over the world with its glitz and glamour. But just beneath the surface is a city stinking of corruption seeded by crime and politics. Enraged by the murder of her father, beautiful socialite Ellen Patrick knows she must break all the rules. She has to become somebody else: Domino Lady, the sexiest and most elusive crime fighter of all time. Guest starring: The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective, The Green Ghost, Zero, Secret Agent X, Ravenwood, and more! Introduction by Nancy Holder! Moonstone, 2020....More.

Item Code: GENTP
Soft Cover, 6x9, 200pg, Text Only
Also available is The Black Bat & Domino Lady: Danger Coast to Coast [BBDOM. $15.99]. There are also drawings of Domino Lady in Twixt Two Worlds #3 sketchbook by Thomas Yeates, signed & limited to 1000 [TWIS. $20, $9.99]. Highly Recommended.


Here's another batch of 30 items that are going away soon, down to just one, two or three copies left. You can now see the latest 3…2…1 items in a new section on our website, called ALMOST GONE, at the top of the home page, right next to CLOSEOUTS.

Coming in (late) March


By Bill O'Neil, Jeph Loeb et al. In 2003, superstar artist Michael Turner founded Aspen Comics, and now in 2021 his legendary body of work is encapsulated like never before in this massive, over-sized hard cover book. This is the most comprehensive collection of his work, including the full first volumes of the Fathom and Soulfire series collected together in their entirety for the first time ever, along with his entire Ekos body of work and a complete Fathom cover gallery. An incredible 720 packed pages of story, art and more. Aspen Milt, 2021. Due: Mar....More.

Item Code: MICHTH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 720pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
Turner's The Complete Witchblade Volume 1 is in stock [CWIT01. $29.99, $26.99].

A coffee-table art book of brand-new exclusive original art celebrating the TV series Firefly. Over 120 pieces by professional artists, illustrators, concept artists, comics artists and graphic designers. Featured artists include Joe Corroney, Rian Hughes, John J Hill, Sandra Kamenz, Angel Onofre, Stephen Sampson (The Dark Inker), Liza Shumskaya, and Angel Trancon. From character portraits, faux book covers and poster concepts, to iconic scenes, wanted posters and renderings of Serenity, each artist puts their own stamp on the Firefly universe. Titan, 2021. Due: Mar. ...More.

Item Code: FIREFAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Full Color
$50.00 $42.50
Here's much more Firefly...

By DB Burkeman. Art Sleeves is a time capsule of visual art and music culture as shown through the most important record covers designed by visual artists and graphic designers in the past forty years. The eclectic roster spans art and musical genres as well as generations, including Ryan McGinley for Sigur Rós, Kara Walker for Arto Lindsay, Peter Saville for Joy Division, Barbara Kruger for Growing Up Skipper, Jeff Koons for Lady Gaga, Tauba Auerbach for Glasser, and Stanley Donwood for Radiohead, to name a few. Rizzoli, 20231. Due: Mar. ...More.

Item Code: ARTSLH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 216pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $42.50

Highly Recommended. New Bargain-Priced Edition. By Robbie Busch, Jonathan Kirby. Edited by Julius Wiedemann. From legendary releases to ultra-rare records, Elvis Presley to Iron Maiden, The Doors to The Who, discover the 750 album covers that made rock history. Fact sheets, insider interviews, and lists from leading collectors of their top 10 records guide us through the indelible markers of musical memory, complete with bonus info on 250 milestone records. Taschen, 2020....More.

Item Code: ROCCOH
Hard Cover, 12x12, 512pg, Full Color

Coming in April


BATMAN A Death in the Family
Collects Batman #426-429, #440-442, The New Titans #60-61, and material from Batman Annual #25, 2005-06. By Jim Starlin. The death that changed Batman forever is captured in this chilling hardcover edition that hasn't been released in a decade. In 1988 Batman readers were allowed to vote on the outcome of the story... and they decided that Robin should die. As the second person to assume the role of Batman's sidekick, Jason Todd had a completely different personality than the original Robin. Rash and prone to ignore Batman's instructions, Jason was always quick to act without regard for consequences. In this fatal instance, Robin ignores his mentor's warnings when he attempts to take on The Joker by himself, and pays the ultimate price. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Apr. ...More.

Item Code: BATDFH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 280pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

The series fans demanded is collected at last: it began in 1985 and ran through the 1990s, cataloguing every character, good or evil, in the DC Universe, from Abel to Zyklon and beyond, with copious detail on powers, origins, and other key facets of each character. Illustrated by a wide range of top artists from the Golden Age of comics up through the 1980s indie comics scene, Who's Who is a feast for the eyes as well as being the ultimate guide to the denizens of the DC Universe. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Apr. ...More.

Item Code: WHOS01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1320pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00

Coming in June


Collects Chapters 63-88 from DHC issues #8-10, plus extras from #1-10. By Kohta Hirano. The CONCLUSION of this hit manga series, all three volumes in matching deluxe hardcovers (similar to the Berserker series, but in red leatherette). Collecting Kohta Hirano's action-horror epic for the first time in its original 7x10 serialized format. Includes an extensive color gallery and all the author notes, character profiles, and bonus art, including color art not included in the original Dark Horse paperback editions. The final act of the apocalyptic war between vampires, werewolves, fanatics, and mercenaries. Amidst the grisly wreckage that is now London, the champions of light and darkness face off in a final showdown that will determine humanity's future... or its downfall! Dark Horse, 2021. Due: June....More.

Item Code: HELSD03H
Hard Cover, 704pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99
Volumes 1 and 2 are in stock, same discounted price. All in matching textured red leatherette; These match the Berserk series, above, but in bound in red instead of black.

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Finally, a full selection of new adult items. First up is Frank Thorne's Complete Ghita of Alizarr. Preorders have already been strong on this. Click here for more erotic work by Thorne, including Lann.

Faithless II is here, continuing the interesting graphic novel series. It's a darkly erotic series with the devil making an appearance, at least with a surrogate. Volume 1 is also in stock. Paul Pope has done variant covers for both.

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Phil Hale's new art book has a fair amount of erotic content, so we've put it here. It's called Use Music to Kill, and it's a mix of art, photography and more. Also by Phil Hale, we have Double Memory, published by Donald Grant in 1992, “Art and Collaborations” with Rick Berry. [RB1521. Very Fine $40], and another copy, signed by Rick Berry, [RB1522. $75]. This is Very Fine minus (few light creases on upper tips of cover). We have just one copy of each.
Last up, we have two new 42nd Street Forever collections, #41 and #42. See all previous volumes here. On sale are #27, 29 and 32, at $24.95, $14.95 each, while they last.

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You can now do an accurate phrase search--just put the phrase in quotes, like you do on Google. If you don't use quotes, the "Relevance" filter will probably find what you want, but not always. And then it'll include every other use of each of the two or three words. Using quotes nails it right down to what you really want.

Also you can search for real words with two or three letters. Previously the engine did not recognize short words like this. Such as this phrase, "pen and ink" – I often use that to describe fine-line illustrators of the past, such as Roy Krenkel, T.S. Sullivant, and artists collected in Images Magazine, such as Heinrich Kley.

Personally, I'm thrilled. Often I've had difficulty filtering similar items under the old search engine; this is a big improvement.


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Wow, a good part of the U.S. is being hit hard by weather this week. We hope that you are not part of that but if you are, we hope you are safe and warm and have your power back on by the time you read this. As if Covid wasn't enough, not to mention the events of January 6. Be safe out there, and get your vaccine shot! Anne and I just got our first vaccine shot of Moderna—we had to drive an hour to Truckee, up into snow country and over the pass towards Reno...there's still no doses for over age 65 here in town. But at least we got it!. And no side effects at all, knock on wood! Hurray!!



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