Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Winter Clearance Sale!

Winter Clearance Sale!

I've just marked down 135 titles, but we only have room here to show you 60. Click here to see all 135, and to sort them by Popularity, Latest and Price. The titles I chose NOT to list here tend to be lower cover price, or we have just 2 or 3 left. We just marked remaining Calendars down to half price, and we haven't many at all. Click here, or scroll down to see them here.

MOSTLY FREE: We have just 15 copies left of the (almost) free James Bama for $5 (to cover shipping). And the Jim Silke Sketchbook is also still available. You can include one of each of these with any order from this list. -Bud

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Artists & Illustration


Publisher's File Copy. Edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. This final volume in the Frank Frazetta trilogy features more than 100 full-color paintings ranging from from barbarian battles to erotica to religious art. Fans will discover totally different versions of "Mongol Tyrant" and "Dancer from Atlantis" and thrill to "Dawn's Early Light," one of Frazetta's finest erotic watercolors published here for the first time. Also found here are personal photographs from the Frazetta family archives including shots of George Lucas visiting the Frazetta estate and Bo Derek posing for one of his alluring femme fatales. Underwood Books, 2001. Out of Print. Condition: Copies have scuffed and or torn covers. Some have minor sunning on the spine....More.

Item Code: FFTH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Partial Color
$85.00 $55.00
Click here for more rare Frazetta Publisher File Copies, as well as the 2020 Bestsellers, Fantastic Paintings and Telling Stories—on sale.

ART NOUVEAU GRAPHIC MASTERPIECES 100 Plates From La Decoration Artistique
Recommended. By Henry Guédy. Published in Paris before World War I, from 1904 to 1910, these decorative Art Nouveau graphics originally appeared in a now-rare periodical, La Decoration Artistique. This compilation presents 100 full-color plates in a beautiful assortment of period designs. A splendid variety of images includes headpieces, typographical banners, and other designs rendered in the distinctive Art Nouveau style, all embellished with naturalistic motifs, from parrots and peacocks to sinuous vines and flowers in full bloom. Dover, 2019....More.

Item Code: ARNGM
Soft Cover, 9x11, 100 pg, Full Color
$24.95 $12.50

Foreword by magician David Copperfield. Rolly Crump is multi-disciplinary, mixed media artist, designer, and humorist whose work spans generations, continents, and genres. He has been a creator of or contributor to many Disney animated films and theme park attractions, cultural institutions, and far more. His work ranges in scale and scope from tiny one-of-a-kind toys to expansive fair pavilions. The one common denominator in Crump's work is humor — he presents everything he creates with a smile and a wink. Baby Tattoo, 2019....More.

Item Code: GREACR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192 pg., Partial Color
$30.00 $14.99

GRUNT The Art and Unpublished Comics of James Stokoe
Recommended. This hardcover artbook showcases the work of inimitable comics creator James Stokoe, who has drawn some of the most visually meticulous and surreal illustrations in modern comics, featuring some of his bestselling illustrations from works such as Orc Stain, Aliens: Dead Orbit, Wonton Soup, well-known cover work, and some of his never-before-published comics. Influenced by French and Japanese work, his work shows the influence of the incredible Geoff Darrow. "...some of the most imaginative comics to come out of [Marvel] in the last five years." -AV Club Dark Horse, 2019....More.

Item Code: GRUH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 184pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $24.99

BILL SIENKIEWICZ REVOLUTION Volume 1 Limited Edition Companion Signed
Signed & numbered, 1000! Blue cloth-covered traycase. Recommended. By Ben Davis. Introduction by Neil Gaiman. Contained in a fabric-covered clamshell box is a collection of 40 individual deluxe reproductions of previously unpublished paintings, drawings, sketches, and mixed media works, Printed on heavy stock in with the highest standards, most in full color. None of these plates are collected in the trade edition–and the trade edition, with 224 pages of different material, is not in this. This is a companion set, with only the interview and introduction repeated here and printed as a separate, oversized 10×13, 16-page booklet and signed by the artist. Sienkiewicz explains his influences and techniques and offers his view on the future of comic book art. Six Foot Press, 2019....More.

Item Code: BSR01D
Hard Cover,10x13, Full Color
$350.00 $225.00

Warehouse Find. First Edition. By Vincent di Fate. Foreword by Ray Bradbury. 1st edition, 1st ptg. Assembled by Vincent Di Fate and introduced by Ray Bradbury. A compilation of images opf the future by the classic science fiction artists of the 20th century, from Boris Artzybasheff, James Bama, and Hannes Bok through Leo and Diane Dillon, Virgil Finlay, and the Brothers Hildebrandt to Alex Raymond, J. Allen St. John, and Boris Vallejo, among many others. Over 300 pages of smashing artwork and fascinating history of the genre. Penguin Studio, 1997. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/ As New....More.

Item Code: INFWLD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 320pg, Full Color
$85.00 $50.00

INNSMOUTH The Lost Drawings of Mannish Sycovia Signed
Signed postcard. Highly Recommended. By Mannish Sycovia. Comes with a limited signed postcard. Alaxis Press, publishers of The Leaning Girl, have teamed up with artist Mark Nelson to publish a new book in the form of a discovered volume of lost horror drawings based around the Lovecraft mythology...but actually by Mark himself. 192 pages of full-color along with the artist's own diary entries, Nelson's comments, and more. Alaxis, 2017....More.

Item Code: INNSH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 192 pg., Duotone
$30.00 $19.99
The Deluxe Signed Edition is also on sale, reduced fro $75 to $45 [INNSHS].

TINTIN The Art of Hergé
Highly Recommended. Since Tintin first appeared in 1929, he has captivated generations of children and adults alike. Millions followed Tintin’s journeys from the wilds of the Congo to the streets of Prague, Moscow, and New York. First published in 2013 as a high-end hardcover, this economical new (and handsomely square) edition offers incredible access to original sources from the Hergé Museum in Belgium. Illustrated by images of this unparalleled collection, previously unpublished drawings depict how the beloved characters were created and offer fresh commentary. Abrams Comic Art, 2013....More.

Item Code: TINAR
Soft Cover, 8x8, 478pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $18.99

Recommended. With Tara McPherson, Joe Jusko, Maurice Leloir, Adam Stower, Mike Zagorski and Fortunino Matania. From classic (Matania, Leloir) to contemporary (Jusko) to avante garde (McPherson, Zagorski), IQ covers the entire spectrum. Excellent feature article on McPherson and her surreal female drawings. And another lengthy article on Tarzan and Dejah Thoris cover artist Joe Jusko. Leloir is of particular interest, a superb French illustrator of that period's equivalent of graphic novels, with stunningly accurate costume. He's best known for the definitive edition of The Three Musketeers in 1893. [I collect his work-Bud]. Book Palace, 2016. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: IQ14
Magazine, 9x11, 96 pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99
The publisher also reduced the price on several other issues. See them here.

Recommended. Designs by Monique Lallier. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Guilford College Art Gallery in Greensboro, NC from October 29, 2018 to January 6, 2019, covering 46 years of fine bindings created by Monique Lallier. The exhibition draws from private lenders and institutional collections. With appreciations by Theresa Hammond, Ara Serjoie, Peter Geraty, and Karen Hanmer, and an essay by Lallier herself. Oak Knoll Press, 2018....More.

Item Code: MONLA
Soft Cover, 9x11, 118pg, Text/Full Color
$35.00 $19.99

ROBIN HOOD BY N.C. Wyeth & Howard Pyle
Facsimile of the original 1917 edition, plus Pyle's 1889 drawings. Highly Recommended. By Paul Creswick. Art by N. C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle. Generation after generation, young imaginations find their way to Sherwood Forest to join Robin Hood and his merry men in the fellowship of the greenwood and the fight against injustice. Readers of all ages will delight in this deluxe hardcover volume, which presents the Scribner's Classic edition by Paul Creswick and its brilliant eight color plates by N. C. Wyeth. In addition, a generous selection of black-and-white drawings from Howard Pyle's 1889 edition of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood are carefully melded in. Calla, 2018....More.

Item Code: ROBHH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 358pg, Text/Partial Color
$40.00 $24.95
Click here for more great facsimile editions from Calla (Dover). Several others are on sale too.

Walt Disney


Closeout Price! Recommended. Edited by Jessica Ward. Here is a celebration of the true original icon, spanning the ninety years of Mickey. The book begins with a comprehensive filmography, listing Mickey's animated performances in shorts, films, and television shows. Then an analysis of Mickey's milestones. A special double gatefold offers ninety pieces of artwork from never-before-seen animation drawings to classic comic book covers. The majority of the book is a jubilant commemoration comprised of new artwork and interpretations of Mickey Mouse. Disney Editions, 2018....More.

Item Code: ARTWDH
Hard Cover, 11x11, 176 pg., Full Color
$40.00 $19.99

Recommended. By Rebecca Kline, Director of the Disney Archives. Park your car in the Zorro lot, take a stroll down Mickey Avenue, and get ready for an insider tour . . . this is the Walt Disney Studios like it's never been seen before. Abundantly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs and artwork from the studio's ninety-plus years of productions, this celebrates Walt Disney’s dream factory. From Pinocchio and Fantasia, World War II propaganda films to the Disneyland TV show, Bedknobs and Broomsticks to Pirates of the Caribbean, all brought to life at the Studio. Disney Editions, 2019....More.

Item Code: WDLOTH
Hard Cover, 11x13, 160pg, Partial Color
$60.00 $35.00

1959-62. Recommended. By Frank Reilly. Art by Jesse Marsh, John Ushler et al. From the Disney vaults—fourteen more never-before reprinted Sunday Page comics adaptations of popular Disney animated and live-action features. Swiss Family Robinson, Kidnapped, 101 Dalmatians, The Parent Trap, Toby Tyler, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, In Search of the Castaways, and Babes in Toyland! Frank Reiller adapted every feature; all but 4 are drawn by long-time Tarzan Comics artist Jesse Marsh. After over 50 years, the complete newspaper strips are collected for the first time! IDW, 2018....More.

Item Code: WDTC03H
Hard Cover, 12x9, 220pg, Full Color
$49.99 $29.99

DISNEY MASTERS Volumes 1 & 2 Boxed Set
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Romano Scarpa and Luciano Bottaro. Volume 1: Fantagraphics launches a new series of books devoted to Disney's greatest European cartoonists, beginning with this volume of Mickey Mouse classics drawn by the great Italian artist, Romano Scarpa! Volume 2: This spotlights one of the all-time great Disney Duck artists, Luciano Bottaro! When Scrooge rockets his money to the moon to save it from the greedy Beagle Boys, Donald Duck accidentally stows away “ and gets stranded on an asteroid! Two volumes in handsome slipcase. Fantgraphics, 2018....More.

Item Code: DM01HP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 392pg, Full Color
$59.99 $34.99

DISNEY MASTERS Volumes 3 & 4 Boxed Set
Collected from Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #152-175, 1953-55, and more. Recommended. By Paul Murry, Daan Jippes, and Freddy Milton. Vol 3: Classic Disney artist Paul Murry, who often teamed with writer Carl Fallberg, created a series of Mickey and Goofy serials for Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories— Mickey on the trail of cops-and-robbers capers “ from shady doings at “The Last Resort” to Black Pete’s raucous wrangles with a Rajah in “The Lost Legion!” Murry’s first seven Mickey serials are all here. Vol 4: In the early 1970s, the Dutch and Danish team of Daan Jippes and Freddy Milton picked up right where Barks left off, first to continue Barks’ art and storytelling style in new stories. Fantgraphics, 2018....More.

Item Code: DM02HP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$59.99 $34.99

DISNEY MASTERS Volumes 7 & 8 Boxed Set
Collected from Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #176-196, 1955-57, etc. Highly Recommended. By Paul Murry, Giovan Battista Carpi, Romano Scarpa and Carl Barks. Disney Masters presents acclaimed artists from around the world working in the grand Disney tradition. Vol 7: Mickey Mouse: The Pirates of Tabasco Bay, with travels and travails “ from cowboy capers at “Yesterday Ranch” to the head-scratching mystery of “The Vanishing Railroad!” And Vol 8: Donald Duck: Duck Avenger Strikes Again: Donald is secretly that infamous super-anti-hero, Duck Avenger! Seven complete Mickey serials in all “ each newly recolored in the warm tints of the original comic books. Fantagraphics, 2019....More.

Item Code: DM04HP
Hard Cover, 7x10, 372pg, Full Color
$59.99 $34.99

DISNEY MASTERS Volume 4 Donald Duck The Great Survival Test
Recommended. By Daan Jippes and Freddy Milton. Now, by popular demand, Fantagraphics collects Jippes and Milton’s classic teamups “ and “The Great Survival Test” is just the start! From Donald’s war with lucky Gladstone in “The Briefcase Case” to Daisy’s race against time in “Coat of Harms,” an amazing collection of Duck adventures is here! When Disney Legend Carl Barks stopped creating new stories in the early 1970s, the Dutch and Danish team of Daan Jippes and Freddy Milton picked up right where Barks left off, to continue Barks’s art and storytelling style in new stories. Fantagraphics, 2018....More.

Item Code: DM04H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 192 pg., Full Color
$29.99 $19.99

DISNEY MASTERS Volume 9 Mickey Mouse The Ice Sword Saga
In English for the first time, from Topolino, 1982-83. Recommended. By Massimo De Vita. The tyrannical Shadow Prince rules the otherworldly land of Argaar, and only a hero foretold by legend can dethrone him—by plunging the powerful Sword of Ice into a magic stone. A wizened wizard summons Mickey and Goofy, who soon find themselves embroiled in a royal rumble of giants, dragons, and impossible danger! But one “Sword of Ice” saga isn’t enough! In “The Tournament of Argaar,” Mickey and Goofy return to the mystical land of their greatest challenge to brave deadly volcanoes, steampunk whirlamagigs, and rampaging dinosaurs! Fantagraphics, 2019....More.

Item Code: DM09H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$29.99 $19.99
See the entire Disney Masters series on our website.



MINDY LEE DOODLES 3 2019 Sketchbook
Recommended. A collection of color marker drawings by Mindy Lee. Features her stylish takes on familiar characters as well as original concepts. Poison Ivy, Dracula, Elric, and several devoted to the cover-feature Batwoman. Wonderful full color work, with touches of anime style and some influence perhaps from Yoshitaka Amano. Fresh, lively works with lots of detail. Pearlescent Cover. Mindy is currently a Senior Concept Artist for video games and animation and is the comic book artist of Crimson Lotus and Bounty. Not signed. Essential Sequential, 2019....More.

Item Code: MIND19
Soft Cover, 7x9, 48 pg., Full Color
$25.00 $15.00

Signed with a small original drawing, hand-tints, two extra blow-ins, and two tip-ins. Highly Recommended. Foreword by William Stout. Testimonials by Sergio Aragones, Willie Ito and Daan Jippes. A collection of personal holiday greeting cards that Bob sent out to fewer than 40 friends and family members spanning the years 1974 - 2018. Most cards were written in quirky rhymes and illustrated with amusing cartoons. Plus two more surprises inserted inside the back cover. Bob's writing, illustrating and editing career has spanned the decades with Disney and Hanna-Barbera, and he was Art Director at Egmont, Disney's comics licensee in Denmark. Bob Foster, 2018....More.

Item Code: BOBFS
Soft Cover, 7x9, 44pg, b&w
$20.00 $15.00
Bob Foster's lastest, Peeve de Jour, is only $15 and is also signed with a sketch [PEEVS].

Marvel Comics


BLACK PANTHER Visions of Wakanda
Recommended. By Jess Harrold, Stan Lee et al. Art by Jack Kirby, Rich Buckler et al. A handsome little oblong hardcover. Explore the Black Panther's artists and wondrous Wakanda. Action-packed artwork from all eras of Panther storytelling, beginning with his debut in The Fantastic Four run, through his first stint as an Avenger, to his modern status as a solo series star across the eras! Jungle action aplenty as T'Challa, his allies and his fiercest foes appear, drawn by John Buscema, John Byrne, Mark Texeira and John Romita Jr.! Plus awesome covers and pages from the recent blockbuster revolution of Wakanda from the creative minds of writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and his artistic collaborators, Brian Stelfreeze and Christopher Sprouse! Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: BLAPVH
Hard Cover, 8x6, 352pg, Full Color
$29.99 $14.99
Click here for more Black Panther on sale.

DOCTOR STRANGE Sorcerer Supreme Omnibus Volume 2
Collects Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1-40, and Ghost Rider #12, 1988-92. By Roy Thomas, Peter David, Ron Marz et al. Art by Geof Isherwood, Kevin Maguire, Tom Grindberg et al. Doctor Strange is thrust into the Infinity War. The Doc allies with Galactus, puts together a group of mages to save the Earth and reunites the original Defenders...but when Strange defies the all-powerful Vishanti and is stripped of his mystical power, he must revive his old non-team, with a twist! Who will join the ranks of Strange's Secret Defenders? He'll battle Nightmare, team with Morbius, and lose and gain a disciple “ but Dormammu is the one to really dread! Marvel, 2018....More.

Item Code: DSTS02H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 1056pg, Full Color
$125.00 $59.99
There are more Doctor Strange here, including two more at half price.

Recommended. In the first decade of the 21st century, Joe Quesada has guided Marvel and its characters back to prominence as editor-in-chief. Along the way he has changed the manner in which the industry works from the inside out. With those achievements, it's perhaps easy to overlook that at the root of all his success is his skill as an artist. Here is every detail of Joe's artistry, featuring his best interior and cover artwork, as well as a wealth of unpublished images and sketches, plus commentary from Joe himself! Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: MARJQH
Hard Cover, 11x10, 320pg, Full Color
$50.00 $29.95

Recommended. In celebration of Marvel's 80th anniversary and its unique history from the 1940s and 50s, contemporary creators were asked to craft redos of Marvel’s finest sci-fi, war, western, horror, comedic, even romance stories. Revisit the tales that celebrate the heroes, heart and humor that have come define the Marvel Universe! But this time around it’s robot romance; Ziggy Pig does a comic-con; Journey into Unknown Worlds goes extraterrestrial; Gunhawks are death to villains; and War is indeed Hell! Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: MARTT
Soft Cover, 7x10, 152pg, Full Color
$19.99 $9.99

Celebrate the career of a true Marvel Visionary! Relive some of Rascally Roy Thomas' greatest stories as, under his pen, the Fantastic Four confront racism, social injustice and...the Impossible Man?! Plus, the Vision joins the Avengers! The Hulk finds his way to "Heaven!" The Sub-Mariner fights Dragon Man! Captain Marvel escapes the Murder Maze! The origin of the Invaders! Doctor Strange's secrets revealed! Dracula in Salem and the X-Men in Japan! And who is Starr the Slayer? Plus rarely seen stories of humor and romance from Marvel's Silver Age! Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: MARVRT
Soft Cover, 7x10, 352pg, Full Color
$34.99 $19.99

Collects #1-6, 2009-10. Second Edition. Recommended. By Kurt Busiek and Roger Stern. Art by Jay Anacleto. Featuring the Marvel debut of artist Jay Anacleto, whose photo-realistic work gives a new look at the Marvel Universe, and what it would be like to actually be there. At last! A new printing of the long-awaited sequel to the award-winning publishing sensation that made Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross into stars! News photographer Phil Sheldon's back, with the man-on-the-street's perspective on the big events of the Marvel Universe featuring the Avengers, the X-Men, Secret Wars, etc. But Phil's world is going to be rocked not just by super-heroes and super-villains — but by something far more personal, as well. Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: MAREY
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$19.99 $12.99

Collects #1-6. Recommended. By Chip Zdarsky. Art by Mark Bagley. In 1962's Amazing Fantasy #15, fifteen-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider. 57 years have passed in the real world since that event — so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well? To celebrate Marvel's 80th anniversary, Chip Zdarsky and Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley spin a unique Spidey tale — an entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived! Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: SPIDEL
Soft Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

DECADES MARVEL IN THE 70'S Legion of Monsters
By Doug Moench, Marv Wolfman et al. Art by Mike Ploog, Bill Mantlo, Gene Colan, Dave Cockrum et al. It was an era of black-and-white magazines filled with macabre monsters, and unsettling new titles starring horror-themed "heroes"! The melancholy muck-monster known as the Man-Thing: whosoever knows fear burns at his touch! Morbius, the Living Vampire! Jack Russell, cursed to be a Werewolf-by-Night! And the flame-skulled spirit of vengeance, the Ghost Rider! But what happens when they are forced together to become...the Legion of Monsters? Plus stories starring Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, Manphibian, the vampire-hunter Blade...and never-before-reprinted tales of terror! Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: DECA70
Soft Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

DECADES MARVEL IN THE 90'S The Mutant X-Plosion
By Alan Davis, Larry Hama, et al. Covers by Marc Silvestri et al. Celebrate 80 years of Marvel Comics, decade by decade - and see how Marvel's mighty mutants dominated the Notorious Nineties! As the X-Men's popularity exploded, the X-books were the place to be. From Excalibur to the radically revised X-Factor, to two (count 'em, two) books for the X-Men alone! Generation X learned the ropes, while X-Force kicked butt! Wolverine searched for secrets of his past, Cable struggled with his destiny, X-Man explored our strange new world, and Deadpool began his rise to superstardom! Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: DECA90
Soft Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

Closeout Price! By Bendis, Millar, Whedon, Brubaker et al. Art by Bagley, Andy Kubert, Kyle Baker, John Cassaday, Steve Epting et al. Introducing a brand new Ultimate universe for a new generation of readers! Telling the story they said could never be told...the origin of Wolverine! And revealing hidden secrets of the program that produced Captain America! Red-hot creator Joss Whedon revamped the X-Men, while Civil War led to Spider-Man's secret identity going public — and Captain America's shocking death! Plus, living legends meet when Spider-Man teams up with President Barack Obama! Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: DECA00
Soft Cover, 7x10, 248pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

DECADES MARVEL IN THE 10'S Legends and Legacy
By Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue Deconnick, et al. Art by Chris Samnee, Greg Land et al. As Marvel's heroes enjoyed worldwide cinematic success, a diverse array of young champions stole the spotlight in the pages of ever more dramatic stories! Outstanding adventures from the best modern creators, offering fresh new takes on Iron Man, Black Panther, Spider-Man, The Human Torch, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, the beautiful new Captain Marvel...to Thanos! Discover Miles Morales; Gwen "Spider-Woman" Stacy; Thor, Goddess of Thunder; The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl; and far more innovations. Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: DECA10
Soft Cover, 7x10, 248pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99
Click here for more Decades collections.

Comic Book Archives


Highly Recommended. By Gilbert Shelton. Take a trip with Fat Freddy, Phineas and Freewheelin' Franklin! Beginning in 1968, Shelton's ground-breaking stories set the template for much of the underground comix revolution and here, every story, strip and gag has been collected along with rare promotional items and a short history of the Freak Brothers. These hilarious and deviant stories feature mind-boggling artwork, mostly in b&w, with two large color sections. Knockabout, 2008. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: FABF
Soft Cover, 7x10, 624pg, Partial Color
$35.00 $25.00

Collects #5-10, 1949-50. Recommended. Art by Jack Kamen, Robert Webb, "Iger Shop," et al. Foreword by Bill Black. Introduction by Roy Thomas. She may still be everyone's favorite yellow-tressed, leopard-skin-clad Jungle Girl but she made her first appearance almost 80 years ago (courtesy of Will Eisner and Jerry Iger in the British mag Wags #1), then in 165 issues of Jumbo, then starring in her own title, here, and eventually into TV and film, first starring the lovely Irish McCalla. Here she is in her own title, 2nd of three volumes collecting the entire run. PS Artbooks, 2014....More.

Item Code: SHE02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color
$48.00 $23.99
Here are more Sheena collections on sale.

SUPER WEIRD HEROES Volume 2 Preposterous But True
Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Craig Yoe. Introduction by Gene Simmons. Weirdness from A, Airmale, to Z, the Zebra! This large-format collection of complete comic stories follows the success of the first volume, starting with an all-new introduction by Kiss' Gene Simmons! Eisner-winner Craig Yoe provides both witty and fascinating context to heroes like Mr. Whiskers (a young actor who dresses like an old geezer), Hip Knox (who has an eye-ball on his chest), and Pat Parker War Nurse (who fights Nazis in a skimpy nurse/superhero costume)! Plus The Black Dwarf, Doll Man, The Eye, The Ferret, Fire-Eater, Jaguar, King of Darkness, Mother Hubbard, Mr. Muscles, Music Master, The Puppeteer, Rackman, The Scarab, Spark Man, Spider-Woman, Stardust, Tomboy, Torpedoman, Twilight...and it goes on! IDW, 2018....More.

Item Code: SWH02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 328pg, Full Color
$39.99 $24.99
You might also might like The Legion of Regrettable Super Villains [LERSVH. $24.95, $21.95]. Only three left.

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Johnny Gruelle. Edited by Rick Marschall. If you like the fantastic adventures of Little Nemo, do not miss this—literally Nemo's successor! Gruelle's painterly color makes every page look like it was created on a canvas. Here we have Nemo mixed with the Wizard of Oz.There are episodes that take place in space, under water, on pirate-infested rivers, with talking animals of all sorts, from crows to birds to bugs. The kids have adventures all over the map. Mr. Twee Deedle is a magical wood sprite who befriends the strip's two human children. Gruelle depicts a charming, fantastical child's world, filled with light whimsy and outlandish fantasy. Fantagraphics, 2012....More.

Item Code: MRTH
Hard Cover, 14x18, 128pg, Full Color
$75.00 $24.99

Comic Reference


New printing. Recommended. By Keith Dallas. Covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details: a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends. The rise and fall of Jim Shooter at Marvel Comics! The ascendancy of Frank Miller as a comic book superstar with Daredevil, Ronin and The Dark Knight! DC Comics’ reboot with Crisis on Infinite Earths and its renaissance with a British invasion of talent: Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Neil Gaiman! The emergence of Direct Market-exclusive publishers like Eclipse Comics, Pacific Comics, First Comics, Comico, Dark Horse Comics and others! TwoMorrows, 2019....More.

Item Code: ACB02H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Full Color
$48.95 $29.95

DC COMICS SUPER - VILLAINS 100 Greatest Moments
Bargain-priced new book. Recommended. By Robert Greenberger. Brilliant and sinister, calculating and rash, their most spectacular and horrifying moments. DC Comics has created some of the most twisted and complex villainous characters in the world of comics. The third volume in the 100 Greatest Moments series. The pivotal acts that shaped the characters of 74 of these bad guys, in over 200 pages of art. From Golden Age villains of Capt. Marvel, Wonder Woman and Batman, to modern dwellers in Gotham, in the films and the wide DC universe. Chartwell Books, 2019....More.

Item Code: DCSVMH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 304pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee, Kelly Sue DeConnick et al. Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios films are not only the enduring voices of the Super Heroes themselves, but also the diverse visions of Marvel's writers, artists, actors and filmmakers. This impressive book spotlights legendary comics creators, up-and-coming talent, editors, executives, artists, art collectors, actors and showrunners, along with articles about the history and power of Marvel fans, with interviews with and articles by the legends and stars: Stan Lee, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Clark Gregg, Joe Quesada, G. Willow Wilson, Roy Thomas (on early fandom), Chris Claremont, Jeph Loeb, Cheo Hodari Coker and James Marsters. Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: MARVU
Soft Cover, 8x11, 240pg, Text/Partial Color
$34.99 $17.50

CAPTAIN MARVEL The Official Movie Special
Recommended. A collector’s guide to Marvel Studios’ latest box office smash, Captain Marvel, featuring exclusive content showcasing images from the set and much more! Dive into the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and explore behind-the-scenes. Discover what makes your favorite characters come to life with features on every major character, exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, and incredible photos from the set. Ace Air Force pilot Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Titan, 2019.....More.

Item Code: CAPMAR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 100pg, Full Color
$12.99 $6.50

Warehouse find, 1990. Volumes 1 & 2. Our Highest Recommendation. By Ernst W. Gerber. Published in 1990, Ernst and Mary Gerber's Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books is still one of the most comprehensive and exhaustive forays into the history and art of comic books. Featuring over 20,000 cover images across two oversized volumes, The Photo-Journals document comic books published during the Golden Age (1938-45) and into the dawn of the Silver Age (mid-1950s), reproducing each cover in full-color, photographed from the best possible copies of each issue available. In addition, each series listing features supplemental information noting publication year, creators, scarcity guide, and more. No comic collector's reference library is complete without these massive, informative tomes. Gerber, 1990. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: PJGCHP
Hard Cover, 10x14, 856pg, Full Color
$150.00 $100.00
Click here for a Deluxe Edition, and hurt copies of Volume 2 at $50.

Comics & Graphic Novels


By Jack Katz. Six sets left at last count. Often (but mistakenly) considered the first graphic novel, this pre-dates Will Eisner's Contract With God (1978) and is one of the milestones of Independent Comics history. A comics novel by a veteran comics artist TEN YEARS and 24 issues in the telling! An intricate complex sword & sorcery and science fiction epic that takes place over millenia. Man's migration into space, the ensuing galactic battles, and the great mystery of mankind's origin before the fall of civilization. Highly detailed, intense, and packed storyline. 12 out of the original 24-issue set: #1 (2nd printing), 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 22, and two more assorted issues. Bonus: a true first edition of issue #1 with a fully painted cover. Bud Plant, 1975-86. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FKSET
8x11, 672pg, b&w
$100.00 $49.00
We also have just a few left of The First Kingdom Portfolio, Publisher File Copies, signed by Katz and published in 1982!! [FKPT. $75]. Click here for more vintage signed Portfolios.

ISLANDIA Volume 1 Boreal Landing
Recommended. By Marc Vedrines. Sometime during the 1600s, Jacques, a young orphan from France, stows away aboard a fishing boat heading to Icelandic waters. Willing to brave the dangers and the rough life of a sailor, he is intent on one goal: to go to Iceland. There he hopes to find answers to the mysterious visions that have plagued him since childhood, to his unexplained ability to speak and read Icelandic, and also to the strange phenomena that sometimes occur around him. Cinebook, 2019....More.

Item Code: ISL01
Soft Cover, 9x11, 52pg, Full Color
$13.95 $8.99

Our Highest Recommendation. All art by Riff Reb's. Prose by Joseph Conrad, William Hope Hodgson, Poe, Verne, Jack London, et al. Men at Sea is an opus of eight spectacularly drawn dramatic stories, tightly adapted by French illustrator Riff Reb’s and often using a great deal of the original (and superbly written) text. Plus there are also eight more double-page drawings, each accompanied by poetic, poignant excerpts from stories, with Riff giving us a key scene. What we get is a rich, poetic, and masterfully crafted work of life and death on the sea—drawn in a style that will remind you of Berni Wrightson—particularly the double-page works. Dead Reckoning, 2019....More.

Item Code: MENAT
Soft Cover, 8x11, 120pg, Full Color
$24.95 $14.95

RED RANGE A Wild Western Adventure Signed
Signed by Lansdale, Glanzman & Bissette plus bonus postcard. By Joe R. Lansdale and Sam Glanzman. Afterword by Stephen R. Bissette. "The first page of RED RANGE itself begins full tilt with graphic ultraviolence as Lansdale and Glanzman plunge us into a 19th century Klan lynching of a black Texas family. Abruptly in the midst of the atrocity, the Kluxers are interrupted by a mysterious rider who's a deadly shot with both his pistols and long-range Sharps buffalo rifle. It's the feared and hated (by the KKK, at least) Red Mask, a tough, lethal, black man who wisely keeps his identity concealed." --Locus. And then there are the dinosaurs! Drew Ford, 2017....More.

Item Code: REDRAD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$60.00 $35.00
The regular edition is sold out. Click here for more Westerns on sale, and more by Sam Glanzman.

All proceeds to benefit Puerto Rico. Recommended. By Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Gail Simone, Reginald Hudlin, Rosario Dawson et al. An anthology featuring contributions from writers and artists from the comic book industry like Gail Simone, Greg Pak, Reginald Hudlin, Denys Cowan, Tony Daniel, Ken Lashley, Bill Sienkiewicz, Yanick Paquette, Gabby Rivera, Will Rosado, Jorge Jimenez, Mike Allred, Chris Sotomayor, to Puerto Rican and Latinx celebrities like Rosario Dawson, Rubén Blades, Javier Muñoz, Sonia Manzano and over 100 more. Produced and also featuring stories written by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, this anthology teams up his original character La Borinqueña with Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Aquaman, The Flash and others. Somos Arte, 2018....More.

Item Code: RICAN
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192 pg., Full Color
$19.99 $6.99

STEPHEN KINGS DARK TOWER The Drawing of the Three Volume 4 Bitter Medicine
By Stephen King, Robin Furth et al. Art by Jonathan Marks and Lee Loughridge. Roland has successfully drawn Odetta Holmes from 1960s New York City to the treacherous shores of Mid-World for recruitment in his ka-tet...but he and young Eddie Dean soon learn her terrible secret. A traumatic head injury in her youth led to her personality being split in two. Now she shares her mind with the terrifyingly unstable and violent Detta Walker. And Roland's health is rapidly deteriorating, so the stakes grow ever higher in the quest to reach the Dark Tower. Gallery, 2020....More.

Item Code: STEV04H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$26.99 $14.99
Click here for more in this series, plus the collected edition of all four.

Warehouse Find. 1981. Very few available. Recommended. Art by Joe Kubert, Dick Dillin and Joe Giella. Super Heroes Monthly Vol. 1 #11 includes "Creature of a Thousand Shapes", The origin of Hawkman and Byth which first appeared in Brave & the Bold # 34 In 1961. The Justice League of America star in: "Earth's Final Hour!" First appeared JLA #86. New painted cover unique to this issue by Bryan Talbot. Uncirculated copy, in Very Fine or better condition. Someone at publisher Egmont knew their comics, and compiled some of DC’s most iconic works into these cool magazine-size issues, reproducing the stories in crisp black and white, behind cool new painted covers. DC, 1981. Condition: Overall Very Fine or better condition....More.

Item Code: SUPH11
Magazine, 8x11, 50 pg., b&w
$10.00 $5.00
Also available are #1, 8, 9, 10 and a set for just $8.95 [SUPHEP]—this includes #12 and Vol 2 #3.

VAMPIRELLA Roses for the Dead Signed
Signed. Recommended. By Kristina Deak-Linsner. Art by Joseph Michael Linsner. Fan Favorite artist Joe Michael Linsner is joined by his wife, writer Kristina Deak-Linsner, to create a Vampirella story that takes Vampi back-to-basics! Vampirella hunts down a sexual predator in order to feed her insatiable thirst for blood. While tracking him down to a Philadelphia nightclub, Evily the Witch bars her path. Do they decide to team up against him, or remain at odds? Whatever the means, Vampi vows to get revenge! Four variant covers by Billy Tucci, character studies and page after page of extra features. Dynamite, 2019....More.

Item Code: VAMRHS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$39.99 $24.99
The unsigned regular edition is $17.99 [VAMRH].

WONDER WOMAN 750 VARIANT 1980s Geroge Perez
Recommended. By Marguerite Bennett et al. Art by Elena Casagrande et al. An all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess with Nine Complete Stories by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! In the lead story, Wonder Woman's epic "Year of the Villain" battle comes to a close, leading the way to new challenges ahead. New here are tales from Diana's past, present, and future by Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, the Teen Titans: Raven team of Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo, and legendary Wonder Woman creators returning to the character, including Gail Simone and Greg Rucka! DC Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: WW750GP
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96 pg, Full Color
$9.99 $5.99
Click here for more #750 variants, most on sale too.

ZORRO Volume 1 Swords of Hell
By David Avallone and Roy Allen Martinez. Zorro in a new horror-based story celebrating 100 years of swashbuckling adventure! Los Angeles is invaded by an army of demonic horsemen and Zorro is the only man who can save his home from becoming Hell on Earth. David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone: The Shadow) and Roy Allen Martinez (House of M, Immortal Iron Fist) present the return of Zorro in a supernatural thrill ride. Collects the full Zorro: Swords of Hell 4 issue series plus a wealth of extra material and a bonus story, "The Reserve," in the style of Alex Toth, by Carlo Marcello. American Mythology Productions, 2019....More.

Item Code: ZOR01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$19.99 $11.99
Here's more Zorro on sale, including the SIGNED collection of newspaper strips, signed by Thomas Yeates [ZORDA. $14.95]. It has a complete year of Dailies and Sundays, 232 pages.

Edgar Rice Burroughs


Recommended. Cover by Michael Whelan. When publisher Chenault & Gray produced the highly acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs 100-Year Chronology set, as a bonus kickstarter project they created this. They did three books in all, all with tiny print runs of not more than a couple hundred copies, of ERB's most iconic titles. Handsome hardcover in green cloth with silver embossed titles, no art inside but a fine re-use of a classic painting by Michael Whelan, probably done for his long-ago paperback series. A great new presentation. Chenault & Gray, 2018....More.

Item Code: ERBAPH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 176 pg., Text Only
$24.99 $14.99

Signed by Normand and numbered from 64 copies. Our Highest Recommendation. Phil Normand's new, first-ever coloring of the cover image by Frazetta for Tarzan and the Castaways, Canaveral Press, 1964. This was one of our very favorite images in the Edgar Rice. Burroughs 100 Years Chronology, so we are pleased to also offer it in its original form, as a variant, new cover for the original book (which was printed in b&w with an awful red banner across the art). Comes with two bookmarks, one with full details of the original book. The jacket includes the original flaps and back cover typography and design, with a color image of the ad for Richard Lupoff’s Master of Adventure, ready either for display or use with the original book. Recoverings, 2016. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: TARCAS
19x8, Full Color
$65.00 $39.00
See all of the ERB books here, including the Artist's Edition Princess of Mars [APRIND. $225], almost gone, and the upcoming, matching Artist's Edition Tarzan of the Apes [TARAPD. $249.99], ready in March.

Bettie Page


BETTIE PAGE #3 Comic Set
Set of three variant covers—interior is the same. Recommended. By David Avallone. Art by Colton Worley. Between cultists, creeps, spies, mind-control rays, flying saucers and the LAPD, Bettie has had just about enough of everyone's crap. Watch out, Hollywood. Now you've made her mad. The Secret Diary of Bettie Page, Chapter Three. This set contains three of the exact same comic inside, but with different cover images: a black and white photo of Bettie, very crisp and not one we immediately recognize—and variant covers by Joseph Michael Linsner and Scott Chantler. Dynamite, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: BP03P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
$11.99 $6.99
Click here for more on-sale Bettie comics sets, and here for more Bettie collections.

BETTIE PAGE Statue By Terry Dodson B&W
Limited and numbered, 300. Sculpted by Steve Kiwus. Art by Terry Dodson. This sculpture by Steve Kiwus captures all of the charm that made Bettie a legend. Directly inspired by the classic artwork of Dave Stevens (creator of The Rocketeer), veteran comic artist Terry Dodson chose to pay homage to Stevens with his own rendition of his definitive Bettie Page pose. Special black and white variant edition. Comes with a whole bunch of bonus accessories that can be arranged any way you wish, including high heels, a riding crop, a stuffed animal. Same full color illustrated box as the regular edition. Dynamite, 2018....More.

Item Code: BETTPB
9" tall, b&w
$249.99 $149.00



Numbered & limited, 5,000. Recommended. Designed by Frank Cho. Kicking off the newest series of DC Collectibles' famous DC Cover Girls line is Batgirl, designed by one of the most popular artists today, Frank Cho. Cho's clever take on Barbara Gordon gives a touch of humor to the piece and we like it. Here's the classic Batgirl from her early days, in the original costume that was directly spun off from Batman's own. Cho will continue as inspiration for this new line. Next up is his rendition of Harley Quinn, which we'll be announcing soon. Colorful box. DC, 2020....More.

Item Code: DCCGBG
9" tall, Full Color
$140.00 $99.00

Numbered & limited, 5,000. By Frank Cho. Harley Quinn Red, White & Black statues are based on art from the comics industry's top creators and re-create their vision of the red-hot villain in vivid 3-D detail. For the latest statue in the line, the team drew inspiration from Frank Cho's variant cover for Harley Quinn #50. One can see panic in Harley's eyes as she scrambles to rid herself of the bomb and, in the process, save the ducks! Typical Harley priority! Custom nameplate stand, with the duck family unaware of their peril. Nice work by Cho, with Harley's classic costume. DC, 2019....More.

Item Code: HQRED
8" tall, Full Color
$85.00 $49.99

Mature Readers


X-RATED Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s
Originally published 2004. Revised and Expanded. Edited by Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh. Introduction by Peter Doggett. This is the new, expanded, complete edition of Nourmand and Marsh’s cult bestseller, with text by renowned writer Peter Doggett. The 1960s and ‘70s were the Golden Age of the X-rated movie. For the first time, these films were shown in mainstream cinemas to a fashionable young crowd. The “porno chic” movement around films like Deep Throat (1972), The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976) and Debbie Does Dallas (1978) gave skin flicks an air of credibility that had never existed before. Reel Art Press, 2017. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: XRATH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 368pg, Partial Color
$75.00 $35.00

BIKER BABES 2021 Calendar
Beautiful girls, several in full leather but mostly in sexy outfits right down to skimpy lingerie...pictured with big bikes, very impressive machines! Some are ready to ride, some perched atop, legs up (how do they stay on?). Nice variety of ladies. No full nudity, just MC cheesecake! Gifted, 2020. Mature Readers. Out of print. ...More.

Item Code: BIKB21
na, 12x12, 32pg, Full Color
$14.99 $7.50

Recommended. By Lorenzo Sperlonga. FORBIDDEN - The title says it all! This is a 12 month collector's edition wall calendar entirely dedicated to Lorenzo's most provocative pin-ups. The Original Sinner Kendra James is on the cover and each month you will encounter paintings of models Claire, Carlotta, Anastasia, Bianca, Emily and others. All topless, all astonishingly well-endowed and very well rendered by this well-known pin-up master. Each picture extends across a page and a half, with ANOTHER smaller work inset next to the calendar page, 24 paintings in all. Impressive. Adult material. ...More.

Item Code: FOR21
na, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$19.95 $10.00
Click here for all our remaining 2021 calendars, both adult and regular, as well as older calendars at deep discount.

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