Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Art of Lee Bermejo, surrealist Remedios Varo, Gamayun Tales 2, more Tom Corbett novels, plus Wonder Woman and Superman.

New this week; The Art of Lee Bermejo; surrealist Remedios Varo; DC's Greatest Detective Stories; and a personal favorite, Gamayun Tales 2. Also, four more Tom Corbett novels; How-To Paint Animals; and both a Wonder Woman and a Superman "In the Fifties" collection. Plus manga, Captain Marvel, a new Alter Ego, and a whole bunch of major Coming Items.

Above is a second look at our 2020 Bestsellers; click here to go to our blog and see all 60 top sellers ranked, with full descriptions, plus my additional comments. -Bud

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Our Highest Recommendation. Alexander Utkin's delightful series continues. Fresh and modern adaptations of familiar Slavic (Russian) folktales, teamed with bold and beautiful illustrations. Inter-related stories refer you back to old tales in Volume 1, or promise more in what we hope are additional volumes. In "Vasilisa and the Doll", a young girl seeks out the mysterious Baba-Yaga to save those she loves, with the help of a magic doll, and Baba sends her on a quest for golden, life-saving apples. And the next story inter-relates, as the dying King's three sons go after the self-same apples. "Truly gorgeous illustration and craft." -Broken Frontier. Absolutely beautifully drawn! All-ages. Nobrow, 2021....More.

Item Code: GAMT02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 172pg, Full Color
$19.95 $17.95
I also Highly Recommend Volume 1, which can be read totally independent of this, but it also quite nicely ties in with stories in the new volume. It's fun picking up not-so-subtle threads from story to story, and book to book [GAMT01. $19.95, $17.95]. Read them both, then give them to anyone who loves a good graphic novel.

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Highly Recommended. 23 complete stories, offering us new origins of the Golden Amazon, as well as all her equipment, including her invisible plane. We have stories from All Star Comics featuring her as a team member. We see her with multiple careers. And more than one lover, including Mer-Boy. Plus trials, her 100th issue and much more, including the premier of her new art team, Andru and Esposito, who took over from Harry Peter just before he passed away. All stories by Kanigher, the talented DC writer who also wrote the DC War stories and much more. New introduction and chapter essays by expert Andy Mangels. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: WWFIF
Soft Cover, 7x10, 320pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

Recommended. Introduction by Mark Waid. The 1950s was one of the most offbeat and inventive decades in the history of the Man of Steel, which featured the introductions of some of his greatest foes and most famous plot devices. 29 stories feature his lighthearted and fun adventures, as he teamed up with Robin, the Boy Wonder and battled such outrageous foes as Bizarro and the Bride of Bizarro, first met Supergirl and Krypto (the super-dog), and Titano the Super-Ape, as well as tales of Superman's Super-Magic Show and Superboy's last day in Smallville. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: SUPFIF
Soft Cover, 7x10, 344pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

Collects Superman #233-238 and #240-242, 1971. Recommended. By Dennis O'Neil. Art by Curt Swan, with Murphy Anderson & Dick Giordano. It's a turning point in Superman history, as his longtime weakness—Kryptonite—is destroyed! So why is he now losing his powers? Find out in this classic story! Everyone knows Superman's major weakness: Kryptonite. But what happens when that's taken off the board, as a scientific experiment turns all the Kryptonite on Earth to iron? Originally published in 1971, this story turned the Man of Steel's status quo on its head. When all Kryptonite has been destroyed,the Man of Steel is anything but invulnerable as his powers slowly begin to fade and a doppelganger Superman arrives on the scene with strange powers of its own... DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: SUPKNH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Recommended. Cover by Michael W. Kaluta; art by Bill Sienkiewicz, George Perez et al. This is fun! A nicely eclectic mix of stories published between 1937 and 1989: Key adventures starring Lois Lane (a 2-issue mini-series drawn by Gray Morrow), The Question by Dennis O'Neil and Denys Cowan, the Sandman from 1941, Detective Chimp and Elongated Man, both by Carmine Infantino, Slam Bradley from 1937 by Siegel and Shuster, pre-Superman! Plus a Robin solo adventure, Batman AND Slam Bradley together. And even a Sherlock Holmes story by Filipino creator E.R. Cruz. Offbeat, unusual adventures with an emphasis on mystery! DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: DCGDET
Soft Cover, 7x10, 232pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

Recommended. By Kelly Sue Deconnick and Margaret Stohl. Art by Terry Dodson, Marcio Takara, and Brent Schoonover. As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers flies higher, further, faster than anyone in the Marvel-Verse — and these are the stories that prove it! First, the world's greatest super hero teams up with the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man — but they're about to have their hands full with the attack of a 50-foot tall redheaded madwoman! Then, everyone loves Carol's adorable cat, Chewie — but is there more to this feisty feline than meets the eye? And she never thought she would see again her fallen friend and inspiration, the Kree legend named Mar-Vell. Co-starring The Fantastic Four. Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: MARVCM
Soft Cover, 6x9, 120pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas. Two very different sides of World War II are revealed in Richard Arndt interviews! The wartime life of Aquaman artist/co-creator Paul Norris, drafted mid-war but an artist before and after, with a Golden/Silver Age gallery of art featuring Aquaman (he co-created him), Flash Gordon (he drew this newspaper strip 1952-87), Brick Bradford, etc. Plus the story of Willie Ito, who endured the WWII Japanese-American relocation centers where he learned to love comics. Ito became a Disney & Warner Bros. animator and artist, working on comic books/strips as Pogo, Winnie the Pooh, Beany and Cecil, etc. Plus FCA on Jackie Robinson Comics, Michael T. Gilbert on vintage cartoonists, John Broome, and more. Twomorrows, 2021....More.

Item Code: AE168
Magazine, 8x11, 84pg, Full Color

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas and Bill Schelly. More fantastic features from the fabled fanzine begun in 1961 by Jerry Bails & Roy Thomas covering undiscovered gems from all 11 original issues published between 1961 and 1978! Vintage articles about Tor, Hawkman, the Spectre, Blackhawk, the Justice League of America, the All Winners Squad, Robotman, Wonder Woman, the Heap, the Lensmen/Green Lantern connection—rarely-seen comics stories by Joe Kubert (a gorgeous, unsold "Tor" newspaper strip), Ronn Foss ("The Eclipse"), and Roy Thomas and Sam Grainger (adapting Gardner Fox's novel "Warrior of Llarn"). TwoMorrows, 2013....More.

Item Code: BESA02
Soft Cover, 9x11, 160pg, Text/b&w
$19.95 $9.95
We have only 14 copes left. See more collections either edited by or written by Bill Schelly, who helped edit Alter Ego Magazine until his untimely death. Most are signed AND all on sale. And we have most back issues of Alter Ego back to #151, except those that have gone out of print.

Yoshiharu Tsuge


Recommended. Yoshiharu Tsuge is one of the most influential and acclaimed practitioners of literary comics in Japan. The Swamp collects work from his early years, showing a major talent coming into his own. Bucking the tradition of mystery and adventure stories, Tsuge's fiction focused on quirky and poignant tales: of an errant samurai with a secret, a female ninja assassin with a LONG game plan, a funny nod to Lone Wolf & Cub, with a surprise twist, a mystery scroll that brings good fortune, a highly desired book that brings out the best in people, a graverobber who gets his just deserts… These mesmerizing comics, like those of his contemporary Yoshihiro Tatsumi, reveal a gritty, at times desperate Japan, while displaying Tsuge's unique sense of humor and point of view. Eleven stories plus an essay on the artist. Drawn & Quarterly, 2020....More.

Item Code: YOSHSH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 256pg, b&w

Limited, 1200. This is the catalogue to the museum exhibition ("Yoshiharu Tsuge: to be without existing") mounted for the Angoulême Comics Festival in January 2020. Tsuge is a Japanese cartoonist and essayist, active in comics between 1955 and 1987. His works range from tales of ordinary life to dream-like surrealism, and often show his interest in traveling about Japan. This handsome catalog pays tribute to the man considered the father of autobiographic comics or "watakushi manga." 9eArt Editions, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: YOSTH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 160pg, Partial Color

Art Books


DC COMICS The Art of Lee Bermejo
Recommended. The boldest and most iconic work of comics legend Lee Bermejo is collected here. Known for his incredible imagery on Batman, Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, Before Watchman: Rorshach, and The Joker graphic novel in 2008, Bermejo also launched the Suiciders series for Vertigo in 2015, and We Are Robin for DC, and drew the 2000s variant cover for Action Comics #1000. This includes both covers and painted story pages. He's known for his dark and mature themes, and this shows that work and more in one unique coffee table collection. DC Comics, 2021. ...More.

Hard Cover, 7x11, 336pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99
In stock by Bermejo is The Joker Deluxe [JOKEH. $34.99, $29.99], Batman Damned by Azzarello and Bermejo [BATDH. $29.99, $26.99] and more, see our website.

Recommended. A complete, new edition of the 1983 classic. From pen & ink to full paintings, an award-winning artist offers first-class instruction to aid painters and illustrators at all skill levels with precision and accuracy. Fredric Sweney begins by using the horse as the basis for understanding the physical structure of animals, while the wild duck serves as the model for the configuration, wing construction, and flight characteristics of birds. More than 260 illustrations, many in full color, along with step-by-step details, make it easier and more enjoyable than ever to paint dogs, cats, oxen, deer, bears, birds, goats, and more exotic animals — in every size and shape. Dover, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: ARTPDA
Soft Cover, 8x11, 192pg, Partial Color
$22.95 $19.95
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REMEDIOS VARO The Mexican Years
By Masayo Nonaka. Recommended. A definitive survey of the life and work of a singularly appealing and mysterious Surrealist painter. For some ten years, from the mid-1950s until her death in 1963, Varo devoted herself to creating an extraordinary dreamlike oeuvre, on the threshold between mysticism and modernity. Her beautifully crafted images of medieval interiors, occult workshops and androgynous figures engaged in alchemical pursuits evoke the eerie allegories of Hieronymus Bosch, esoteric engravings and the charm and lure of fairy tales. This catalogue includes a complete illustrated chronology with never before published images. RM, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: REMVH
Hard Cover, 10x11, 120pg, Partial Color

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet


TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET #2 Danger in Deep Space
Recommended. By Carey Rockwell. At Space Academy, cadet Tom Corbett and his pals Roger and Astro are at the top of their class. So whenever there's an important — and possibly dangerous — mission to be handed out, the crew of the Polaris is picked. But this time they may be in over their heads. They've been placed under the command of Major Connel, a legendary spaceman who seems determined to cut the boys down to size. After their ship is refitted for hyperdrive, the crew of the Polaris heads into deep space for Alpha Centauri. Awaiting them are disciplinary demerits, planetary perils, a run-in with a pair of pirates...Fully illustrated by Louis Glanzman, and with a new introduction by series editor Tom English. Rocket Science, 2017....More.

Item Code: TOMDDS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 162pg, Text/b&w

Recommended. By Carey Rockwell. Tom Corbett, Roger Manning, and the big Venusian Astro are assigned to lead a “wagon train” of ships to colonize a distant world. The cadets find themselves in a dangerous situation that could finally signal the end of the “best unit” in the Academy. After Captain Strong abruptly departs under strange circumstances, Tom and his pals get entangled in a secret plot involving a belligerent scientist, a suspicious politician, and a planetary anomaly that crashes spaceships. And now the clock is ticking... Rocket Science Books, 2017....More.

Item Code: TOMSP
Soft Cover, 6x9, 166pg, Text/b&w

Recommended. By Carey Rockwell. Why has Roger Manning suddenly gone dark? Can his pal Tom Corbett really be dead? What caused the strange trouble on Titan — and how is it connected to a rocket race in outer space? These are but a few of the mysteries confounding Captain Steve Strong and the big Venusian engineer, Astro, as the Solar Guard races against time to save the mining colony on Saturn's largest satellite. At stake are the lives of hundreds of men, women and children; the future of the intrepid Polaris crew; and quite possibly the fate of the entire star system. Rocket Science Books, 2018....More.

Item Code: TOMTOS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 156pg, Text/b&w

TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET #7 Sabotage in Space
Recommended. By Carey Rockwell. Tom Corbett wanted by the law? Roger Manning and the Venusian Astro sentenced to hard labor? Once hailed as the pride of the Academy, Tom and his pals now find themselves in a downward spiral of embarrassing mistakes and misunderstandings that could spell the end of their careers. Little do they realize they've become pawns in a high-stakes game of deadly interstellar sabotage, a game in which the winner will definitely take all. Originally published in 1955 by Grosset & Dunlap. Technical Advisor, sci-fi rocket and spaceship expert, Willy Ley! Rocket Science, 2020....More.

Item Code: TOMSIS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 152pg, Text/b&w
We started with three Tom Corbett titles, Volumes 1, 3 and 5 and sales were enough that we decided to bring in the entire series. Volume 8 is due later this year. If you want to just try one, the series editor recommends Volume 5, Revolt on Venus! It's his favorite.

See our website for the PS Artbooks collecting the Dell Comics series, volumes 1 and 2, both on sale [PCTCSC01H, 02H. $59, $19.95 ea].

The Tom Corbett television program kicked off in 1950, ran for five seasons, and was on ALL four U.S. networks of the day! It also launched a successful newspaper strip, a radio show (as Space Cadet), a series of Dell comic books, as well as lunch boxes, LP records, toys, promotional giveaways, and these eight science fiction novels. Advisor Willy Ley was a professional rocketry expert and spaceflight advocate. He served as technical advisor to both this book series and the television show!


2021 Calendars: Now Half Price

This year was our best-ever in regards to NOT getting stuck with too many of any particular titles. Don’t knock it, we lose money discounting the leftover ones each year. That said, we do have 18 titles with 3 or more copies, our cut-off to drop the price in half. See them all here. The titles with just one or two copies left are still available at retail price.
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CAPTAIN AMERICA By Jack Kirby Omnibus
Collects Captain America #193-214 plus 4 other issues, 1976. Jack "King" Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, returned to the title in the mid-1970s for an earth-shattering encore unparalleled in sheer scope and creativity! The Secret Empire has infiltrated American society and plans to drive the country into war with their insanity-inducing Madbomb — unless Cap and the Falcon can find them! And even the eternal evil of the Red Skull pales before Cap's most bizarre foe yet — Arnim Zola, the Bio-Fanatic! Plus the menaces of the Swine, Magneto and his evil mutants, and more — all straight from the endlessly imaginative mind of Jack Kirby! Marvel, 2021. Due: Mar....More.

Item Code: CAPJKH
Hard Cover, 648pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

New printing. Collects #1-12, 1941-42. Highly Recommended. By Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Syd Shores and Al Avison. Here are the monumental first dozen wild issues that created and defined Captain America, created in the midst of World War II. Plus more than previous collections (and less expensive): S&K left with #10, but the talents that carried Cap on did an outstanding job. Issues #11 and 12 include art by the great Syd Shores as well as the excellent Al Avison who continued to work on Cap all throughout the 1940s. Cap tried to hide his fighting alter-ego behind the disguise of a lowly Army private, while fighting Hitler, Nazis and the Japanese, all manner of baddies including the Red Skull. But a big part of these fat 64-page issues was also horror and monsters to be dealt with, like a superhero version of Tales from the Crypt!! Marvel, 2021. Due: Mar....More.

Item Code: GACA01H
Hard Cover, 856pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Collects 27 issues over 4 titles, including 1991's X-Men #1-9. By Chris Claremont et al. Art by Andy Kubert et al. X-Men superstars Chris Claremont and Jim Lee bring their legendary run to an Earth-shattering crescendo! The X-Men are shanghaied into outer space to outwit a Skrull infiltration and return Princess Lilandra to the throne — while back home, X-Factor must contend with the return of Apocalypse and the loss of Cyclops' son, Nathan Christopher! Then both teams unite to face the menace of the Shadow King. And this storyline will lead into an all-new era as the X-Men evolve once again, when Magneto gains a cult following, Omega Red returns to menace Wolverine, the time-traveling Bishop joins the team and the alien Brood assimilate Ghost Rider! Marvel, 2021. Due: Mar....More.

Item Code: XMCC02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 832pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
Volume 1 just rolled in here this afternoon, too late to list above [XMCC01H. $125, $105].

Highly Recommended. Collects two long storylines, first in multiple issues, then in two trade paperbacks. One of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time, Neil Gaiman's award-winning masterpiece The Sandman, is finally being collected for the first time in deluxe hardcover format. Illustrated by an exemplary selection of the medium's most gifted artists, the series is a rich blend of modern and ancient mythology in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Mar....More.

Item Code: SAND02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 496pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Collects Batgirl #0-34, Batgirl Annual #1 and 2, Batgirl: Futures End #1, and more, 2012-2014. Art by Adam Hughes, Fernando Pasarin et al. At last, DC gathers the entire run of Batgirl adventures written by bestselling author Gail Simone from the New 52 era! In these stories, Barbara Gordon has regained the ability to walk — but as a crime-fighter she must prove herself to Batman and the other heroes of Gotham City all over again! Along the way, she'll have to face the threat of the ruthless vigilante known as Knightfall, stop her own brother, James Gordon Jr., from wreaking havoc on the city as the Joker-inspired Killer Clown, and much more. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Mar. ...More.

Item Code: BATREH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 960pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

Collects #67-69, 71, 75 and 84. Recommended. By John Romita. Jazzy John Romita was for many the definitive artist on the Amazing Spider-Man. His sleek line work brought the web-slinger to life for a generation of fans. Additionally there is a beautiful gallery section of Romita extras. Like all of IDW's award-winning Artist Edition style books, each page has been painstakingly scanned from the original art to ensure the finest possible reproduction, mimicking the experience of seeing Romita's hand-drawn pages — it's the next best thing to owning the art! While apparently black and white, each page was scanned in color. IDW, 2021. Due: Mar. ...More.

Item Code: JRASPA
Hard Cover, 8x12, 152pg, b&w

Collects #1-50, 1992-96. Todd McFarlane unleashed his signature creation, Spawn, in 1992. In doing so, he created the most successful independent comic book in history. Add in collaborations with industry giants Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Tony Daniel, and Grant Morrison, and SPAWN's future as a legend was sealed. Collected now in full color, McFarlane's hyper-detailed artwork comes to life like never before. Relive all the excitement of everyone's favorite anti-hero with this new collection. Image Comics, 2021. Due: Mar. ...More.

Item Code: SPAW01
Soft Cover, 1136pg, Full Color
$59.99 $52.50

Coming in April


MARVEL MASTERWORKS The Invincible Iron Man Volume 13
Collects Iron Man #113-128, and Marvel Premiere #44, 1978-79. Many have lent their talents to The Invincible Iron Man, but few, if any, have had a greater impact than the creative trio of David Michelinie, Bob Layton and John Romita Jr.! They remade Iron Man with new co-stars —including Jim Rhodes, the future War Machine — and new armors, but more important than anything else, a new and character-defining take on the man inside the armor. Their Tony Stark is a hero not because of the extent of his technological wizardry, but because of his perseverance in the face of his own personal failings. Marvel, 2021. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: MMIM13H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 360pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

Collects dozens of issues from a dozen different titles. By Louise Simonson, Chris Claremont et al. The entire incendiary epic: when mad geneticist Mr. Sinister and the demonic N'astirh set their respective master plans in motion, an Inferno engulfs the Marvel Universe. Sinister's Marauders attack the X-Men, while a demonic horde preys upon the helpless, horrified populace of New York — and Illyana Rasputin battles for her soul! But it is Cyclops' estranged wife Madelyne Pryor, now the Goblin Queen, who might turn the Earth into a hellish wasteland! The X-Men, X-Factor and New Mutants face their most harrowing ordeal, aided by Spider-Man, Daredevil, and the Avengers! Marvel, 2021. Due: Apr. ...More.

Item Code: XMINFH
Hard Cover, 1240pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

THE DEFENDERS Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Defenders #1-19 11 more issues from several titles, 1968-74. By Len Wein, Roy Thomas et al. Art by Sal Buscema, Steve Ditko et al. It's a must-have edition collecting the complete Defenders runs of Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart and Len Wein in one beautifully restored volume. Doctor Strange, the Hulk, the Sub-Mariner, the Silver Surfer and Valkyrie: the Defenders, comics' greatest "non-team." No bylaws and butlers. They join together in moments of utmost crisis to face incomprehensible enemies like Dormammu and the Enchantress. And it's hero vs. hero: Avengers/Defenders War. This massive Omnibus also introduces Hawkeye, the Black Knight, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Son of Satan and Nighthawk as Defenders in classic adventures. Marvel, 2021. Due: Apr. ...More.

Item Code: DEFE01H
Hard Cover, 768pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Collects Horrific #9-12, Terrific #14, 1953-54. Weird Tales of Terror spun by "The Teller" and his Team of Terrors, whose faces gloriously adorn the covers, all drawn by Marvel's own Don Heck in his pre-code horror days. Horrific ran for 13 issues from 1952 to 1954; here are collected #9-12, featuring a devil cover, swipes of EC's old Witches, and every cover by Don Heck, with a story in every issue by the ghastly, over-the-top Rudy Palais. From Comic Media and Ajax. PS Artbooks, 2021. Due: Apr. ...More.

Item Code: PCTERH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
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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.

Rare & Out of Print


We ran out of room in the next catalog for the page we usually devote to Rare Books. So this week here are the titles we'd chosen to feature there. And we'll feature another five next week and in two weeks, another five.

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Bernet - $200 $150

Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist's Edition - $275

Tarzan The Joe Kubert Years Volume 1 - $80

Glamour Book Leone Frollo: Unpublished Works - $95

Norman Lindsay Etchings Catalogue Raisonne - $350 $275


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Mature Readers

We have no new items this week. But as mentioned in News & Notes below, I've just discounted a large number of books. Included are several adult DVDs: Two of the Voyeur films, The Witches, and 42nd Street Forever Peep Show Vol 27, 29 and 32. Also one book, X-Rated Adult Movie Posters of the 60's and 70's. And a couple Cavewoman issues. You'll find more discounted adult items here in Closeouts/Pin Up & Adult.

Adult Calendars, at least the few we have left, also just went on sale. Act now, we have less than 10 of any of these, and as few as three as I write this.

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The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire

We just got Volume 2, too late to include above. We have plenty of this new one now, thank goodness, after we ran out of Volume 1 for months. Volume 1: We're down to 4 copies, and hoping to see more soon. Oh my gosh, these are so good. The art by Don Lawrence and Ron Embelton is stunning.

New Sale Books

We're doing a special email in the next couple weeks (sign up here) featuring 60 newly discounted items. However, I just lowered prices on nearly 140 items. You can get the jump on this NOW by clicking on this link [FEBSALE] or just type or copy the keyword “FEBSALE” into the search box on our home page anytime. There are also statues by Terry Dodson and Frank Cho, just three of each.

New "Hurt" Books

We've been quietly listing new hurt books on the website, which we only feature in this weekly email when we have room to spare. Click here and you can check them all. Customers are finding them, so sometimes it allows us to close out our last copies of titles, without taking up space here in the weekly email.

Publisher Cut Back

We are going back to publishers to reorder new books and suddenly they are out of copies. This happens every so often, when publishers get very conservative on their print runs and/or their sales outstrip their print run. Case in point: The Complete Toppi Vol 4, which we can't find more copies of, yet. Fantagraphics has run out of several new titles, including A Cockeyed Menagerie: The Drawings of T.S. Sullivant. However, we still have a few copies as I write this. This applies to new titles from Boom, too. And as explained in detail earlier, back volumes of Hermes titles like The Phantom will be dropped. Our new supplier is doing a terrible job of keeping them available. Hermes tied our hands on this when they decided to stop selling direct to us, due to our complaints about damages and late shipping.

Bad Attitude!

From the director, "I'm happy to announce that my new feature film, Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez, will have its World Premiere during the virtual 2021 Slamdance Film Festival February 12-25."

We're looking into handling this as a DVD, if it is available. I've always liked Spain's work, so this should be very interesting. We currently have all three collections of his underground comics work in stock; Volume 1 is on sale. He's also in Tales from the Berkeley-Con: we have just five left, publisher file copies from 1974 [TALBC. $15]. It also features work by Niño, Alcala, Wilson, Shelton, Rand Homes, Griffin, Brunner et al.


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