Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Burroughs Bulletin, new Patrick J. Jones, Neil Gaiman, Batgirl, Nellie Bly, Harley Quinn and lots more!

Good items and good variety this week. Patrick J. Jones' new Art Technique book comes with a color signed bookplate. I think we have an exclusive on a very special issue of The Burroughs Bulletin, #100. I like the new Batgirl Omnibus, and Nellie Bly looks like a fun read. New replica editions, Kubert's Tor, and H. Rider Haggard's legendary novel, She. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and The Hunt for Harley are both very appealing. And there's much more, plus plentiful News and Notes.

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Art Books


Signed Color Bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. By Patrick J. Jones. Foreword by Jeff Miracola. This detailed, user-friendly oil painting workbook is a companion to Patrick's Sci-fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques, and features previously unpublished artworks. It's as much a superlative art book, as his past books have been, as it is a how-to by a master painter. Patrick leads us into his studio once again to study further the art of layers, blending, and glazing with oils and uses as examples his latest fantasy works. Includes photos of his work with his model. Some nudity. Korero Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: SCIFOP
Soft Cover, 9x11, 160pg, Partial Color
Patrick's companion book from 2014,  Sci-Fi and Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques, is currently out of print. We'll reannounce it if they do a new printing.

BURROUGHS BULLETIN #100-102 2019-2020
Recommended. This 100th issue in the new series, expanded to 164 pages and featuring full-color interior pages for the first time, presents front cover art by Michael Wm. Kaluta created especially for the journal, as well as unique art by Neal Adams on the back cover. Articles on Tarzan's Africa, Mars, Venus, Pellucidar, the lost island of Caspak, the medieval England of the Outlaw of Torn, the “Mad King's” Europe just before World War I, and Arizona at the time of Burroughs' stint in the 7th U.S. Cavalry in the 1890s. Articles by fans and professional writers, artists, scientists, and publishers show how influential Burroughs remains to this day. ERB Inc., 2021. ...More.

Item Code: BURRB
Soft Cover, 9x11, 164pgs, Partial Color
Click here for more Edgar Rice Burroughs material. We expect the new set of Tarzan Books from ERB Inc, Volumes 9-12, any day now. Man, the Joe Jusko covers just keep getting better and better.

Introduction by Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk. A coffee-table art book of brand-new exclusive original art celebrating the TV series Firefly. Over 100 pieces by professional artists, illustrators, concept artists, comics artists and graphic designers 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. ...More.

Item Code: FIREFAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Full Color
$50.00 $42.50
See more Firefly collections on our website.

HARUHIKO MIKIMOTO Character Design Archives
Recommended. 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 the character designing process. Pie, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: HARUH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 208pg, Full Color
See our website for more books on Character Design.

By DB Burkeman. From postmodernist paintings and minimalism to collage and photography, as well as New Wave, emo, pop, and punk, the albums chosen present a bright and rich visual and cultural history. Beginning in 1980, this eclectic roster spans art and musical genres 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, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: ARTSLH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 216pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $42.50
Also available is Rock Covers [ROCCOH. $25] with 750 covers back to the first days of rock. From Taschen.

Comics & Graphic Novels


Collects #1-6, 2020-21. Art by Jerry Ordway, Mike Mignola, Jill Thompson et al. #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner Award-winning comics legend P. Craig Russell breathe new life into the ancient Norse stories in this comic-book adaptation of Gaiman's popular new novel, Norse Mythology. A series of Norse myths, including the creation of the Nine Worlds, the loss of Odin's eye and source of his knowledge, the crafting of Thor's hammer and the gods' most valuable treasures, the origin of poetry, and Loki's part in the end of all things: Ragnarök. Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: NOR01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Collects Harley Quinn & the Birds of Prey #1-4 and a short story from Harley Quinn Black White Red #12, 2020. Recommended. Who's crazy enough to steal from the Joker? Come on. You know who. Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti — the duo who redefined Harley Quinn for the modern era — return to put an exclamation point on their legendary run! The Joker's sicced every super-villain in the city on her pretty ombré head — and the only people tough (or crazy) enough to come to her defense are Black Canary, Huntress, Renee Montoya, and Cassandra Cain! Plus a bonus comic and variant covers by Dodson, MacDonald, Adams and Chew. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: HARQBH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 160pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Collects Tor 3-D #1-2, 1953. Highly Recommended. Tor the prehistoric warrior, is a loner whose only true friend is his pet monkey, Chee-Chee. Joe Kubert described Tor as superior to the others in his clan, with an extra spark of humanity, who was instinctively striving for a better, more civilized way of life and with thanks to the work and obvious love that went into the series, what might have become a standard adventure strip, with man battling monster within the unusual prehistoric-world settings and situations was actually elevated to art! We're absolutely positive you're gonna love the thrills, adventure and danger that lurked on prehistoric earth everywhere one million years ago! PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: TORM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 76pg, Full Color

Stories by Famous Authors Illustrated #3, 1950. Recommended. H. Rider Haggard's best know fantasy/adventure novel, adapted in a Classics Illustrated-style by Dick Davis, with artwork by Vincent Napoli. Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago, heads out to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality, said to be contained within a mystic fire. Eventually they find Kor, ruled over by an immortal queen, called She, who believes Vincey is her long-lost lover John Vincey, Leo's ancestor! PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: SHEM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 56pg, Full Color
Click here for more replica editions like Tor and She, also from PS Artbooks.

THE INCREDIBLE NELLIE BLY Journalist, Investigator, Feminist, and Philanthropist
Recommended. By Luciana Cimino. Art by Sergio Algozzino. Born in 1864, Nellie Bly was a woman who did not allow herself to be defined by the time she lived in; she rewrote the narrative and made her own way. Luciana Cimino's meticulously researched graphic-novel biography tells Bly's story through Miriam, a fictionalized female student at the Columbia School of Journalism in 1921. While interviewing the famous journalist, Miriam learns not only about Bly's more sensational adventures, but also about her focus on self-reliance from an early age, the scathing letter to the editor that jump-started her career as a newspaper columnist, and her dedication to the empowerment of women. Harry Abrams, 2021....More.

Item Code: INCNBH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color

Cover by Martin & Russ Heath. Recommended. Ten stories: bigger and better. First-person stories from the front lines of war: WW II Combat Engineer, Crossing the Rhine, art by J.W. Erwin; WW II Soldiers overrun during the Battle of the Bulge, art by Gary Martin; WW II Airman shot down over Italy, art by Nossretep; B-29 crew over the Pacific- art by Thomas Muzzell etc. Full Magazine, 2021....More.

Item Code: FULL03
Magazine, 8x11, 88pg, Partial Color

R. CRUMB Literature, Autobiography and the Quest for Self Hardcover
By David Stephen Calonne. Robert Crumb read widely and deeply a long roster of authors including Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens, J. D. Salinger, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg, as well as religious classics including Biblical, Buddhist, Hindu, and Gnostic texts. Crumb's genius, according to author David Stephen Calonne, lies in his ability to absorb a variety of literary, artistic, and spiritual traditions and incorporate them within an original, American mode of discourse that seeks to reveal his personal search for the meaning of life. University of Mississippi Press, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: RCRULH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 288pg, Text/b&w
Also available in a softcover [RCRUL. $30].

Comic Book Archives


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 in slipcase. 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. ...More.

Item Code: MICHTH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 720pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

Conan The Barbarian #116-149, Conan of the Isles GN, 4 Annuals & more, 1982-88. Recommended. By Bruce Jones, Gil Kane et al. J.M. DeMatteis ("Kraven's Last Stand") debuts as series writer. He will take Conan to the magical city in the clouds, Mreead-Zza; return fan-favorites Jenna and Murilo to the supporting cast; and team with John Buscema on a set of stories pitting Conan against Eilaynia, Princess of Mist. Plus: A story illustrated by titans John Buscema and Neal Adams, a pair of Annuals by Roy Thomas and Thomas and Buscema's Conan of the Isles graphic novel, reprinted for the first time! Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: CONB05H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 928pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

CONAN THE BARBARIAN The Original Marvel Years Epic Collection Volume 2
Collects #14-26, 1970. Highly Recommended. Marvel's first and best sword-and-sorcery epic continues with iconic tales by writer Roy Thomas and artists Barry Windsor-Smith, Gil Kane and John Buscema! And the first appearance of Red Sonja! Conan meets the albino antihero Eric and his soul-stealing sword Stormbringer! Then, on the shores of Bal-Sagoth, Conan meets a new comrade in arms, the mighty Fafnir. Together Conan and Fafnir sail the Vilayet Sea and join the mercenary forces of the War of the Tarim, a holy conflict between Makkalet and Turan! Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: CONBE02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99
Click here for the latest Conan volumes, and previous releases of these two series.

THE SANDMAN Deluxe Edition Book Two
Highly Recommended. By Neil Gaiman et al. Collects the first two paperback volumes of the critically acclaimed series The Sandman, the storyline "Fear of Falling" from Vertigo Preview #1, The Sandman #17-31, Sandman Special #1, and the Vertigo, the Winter's Edge stories "Flowers of Romance," "A Winter's Tale," and "How They Met Themselves." Oversize hardcover format, bonus content, and a new cover. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: SAND02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 496pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99
Vol 1 is the same discounted price [SAND01H].

Collects Batgirl #0-34, Batgirl Annual #1 and 2, Batgirl: Futures End #1, and more, 2012-2014. Recommended. Art by Adam Hughes, Fernando Pasarin et al. DC gathers the entire run of Batgirl adventures written by bestselling author Gail Simone from the New 52 era. And we're very impressed with the fine artwork throughout this huge volume! Three years ago, The Joker shot her through the spine and put her in a wheelchair (see The Killing Joke). Now 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! She's got PTSD and everyone wants to treat her like glass. DC Comics, 2021. ...More.

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

SPIDER-MAN By Todd McFarlane
Collects Spider-Man #1-14, 16; X-Force #4, 1990-91. Todd McFarlane became a superstar illustrating Amazing Spider-Man, but he changed the industry forever with his next project: the "adjectiveless" Spider-Man! Taking on both writing and art duties, McFarlane ushered Peter Parker into a gritty new era — and it began with "Torment"! When the Big Apple's streets run red with blood, the web-slinger heads into the sewers to stop the Lizard's homicidal rampage. But what is driving his old friend and foe? Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: SPITM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

BLACK PANTHER Epic Collection Volume 3 Panther's Prey
1982-91. Recommended. By Don McGregor, Walter Simonson, Roy Thomas et al. Art by Gene Colan, Ron Lim, Denys Cowan, et al. Marvel delves deep into the mind of the Black Panther, tales handpicked to showcase pivotal story lines written and drawn by some of Marvel's most acclaimed creators. Outsiders are once more assembling to invade Wakanda and plunder its riches — led by Klaw, the deadly assassin who murdered T'Challa's father. Even with Wakanda's might and his own superhuman skills, can the Black Panther prevail against Klaw's massive invasion force? Marvel, 2021.  ...More.

Item Code: BPE03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 504pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

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, and 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....More.

Item Code: GACA01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 856pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00
See our website for other Golden Age collections of early Marvel Comics: Simon & Kirby, Human Torch, and Sub-Mariner.

Collects 27 issues over 4 titles, including 1991's X-Men #1-9. 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....More.

Item Code: XMCC02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 832pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

PS Artbooks Pre-Code Classics


PS Artbooks Softee Sci-Fi Classic Comics Volume 1
Highly Recommended. An amazing set of five highly-prized pre-code comics: Out of This World (1950), Rocket to the Moon (1951), An Earthman on Venus (1951), Rocket Ship X (1951), and Man O'Mars (1953)! All reproduced completely from cover to cover, crammed with tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror created by the pinnacle of 1950s comic book talent including Wally Wood, Joe Kubert, John Giunta, Joe Orlando, Gene Fawcette, George Tuska, Maurice Whitman, Murphy Anderson, Lee Elias et al. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: PSSC01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Collects Horrific #9-12, Terrific #14, 1953-54. Recommended. By Pete Morisi, Max Elkin, Ross Andru et al. 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. Horrific ran for 13 issues from 1952 to 1954; here are collected #9-12, featuring a devil cover, swipes of EC's old Witches, with a story in every issue by the ghastly, over-the-top Rudy Palais. From small pre-code publishers Comic Media and Ajax. PS Artbooks, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: PCTERH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
Also new this week, a softcover version of Terrific, with exactly the same contents [PCTER. $24.99].

SILVER AGE CLASSICS KONA Monarch of Monster Isle Volume 2 Hardcover
Collects Kona #5-8, 1963 and Reptilicus #2, 1961. Art by Sam Glanzman, painted covers by Victor Prezio. Dr. Henry Dodd, his daughter Mary and his grandchildren Mason and Lily crash land on a lost, prehistoric Pacific island, Monster Isle. The primitive, caveman-like 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. Also: Reptilicus #2 from 1971, a 20-page story by Molno and Alascia. PS Artbooks, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: SAKM02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
See Kona Vol 1 and more of the latest releases on our website. Also see News and Notes below for sale items news...

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Highly Recommended. Edited by Dian Hanson. Silly Fool Comics fills the final page in this final volume, with a devilish creature telling the anguished Crumb, "YOU Will Soon Be DEAD!" He was a mere 67, but in his self-absorbed way was already obsessing about death, when not making intimate and loving portraits of his wife Aline and all the other women who'd tormented his libido since boyhood. Most impressive in this book are his historic tableau, some single page, others multi-page strips, including Piers the Ploughman of 14th century England, My Secret Life by "Walter," Rough Women of the Dark Ages and The Apache Dance, from a 1930s Parisian postcard. Taschen, 2021. Mature Readers. Due: Jun. ...More.

Item Code: RCSK06H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 444pg, Partial Color
See previous sketchbooks here, and all of the latest Crumb collections here.

Collects graphic novels Snow Glass Apples, The Problem of Susan, Only the End of the World Again, and Creatures of the Night. Highly Recommended. By Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell. Art by by Colleen Doran, P. Craig Russell et al. A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save the kingdom. Incarnations of the months of the year sit around a campfire sharing stories as a professor recounts a Narnian childhood and the apocalypse unfolds in two stories and two poems. An adjustor who sets up shop in Innsmouth only to discover that the world may be ending and that the instrument of destruction is a werewolf. And creatures of the night are not as they seem as they elude mysterious dangers. Due: Jun. ...More.

Item Code: NGLIB03H
Hard Cover, 8x12, 344pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99
Volumes 1 and 2 are in stock now, same discounted price [NGLIB01H, 02H].

DC THROUGH THE 80s The Experiments
Recommended. For the first time, DC offers a retrospective of the 1980s, a period of great achievement and transition for DC Comics, one that introduced some of DC's all-time bestselling titles including Watchmen, Camelot 3000, Infinity Inc #1, Angel Love #1 and The Dark Knight Returns. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Jun. ...More.

Item Code: DCTHH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 504pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Collects Batman #76-84, plus stories from Detective Comics #192-208 and World's Finest Comics #63-70, 1953-54. Highly Recommended. These stories from the early 1950s feature alternate versions of the Caped Crusader, as well as The Joker, Two-Face, the Penguin, and Catwoman. The Dynamic Duo travel back in time to meet "The Batman of Yesterday," and encounter another Batman in modern-day Gotham City, join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Catwoman stalks a beauty pageant, The Joker directs his own movie crimes, and more. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Jun. ...More.

Item Code: BATG09H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 672pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
Click here for available Batman Omnibus editions.


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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Mature Readers

No one does books at a lower price than Taschen. They may begin with $200 mega editions, but those are followed by $60 or $70 tomes, and eventually bargain-priced little books like these two: The Big Book of Breasts and The Big Book of P***y. Both have added material not in the original bigger volumes.

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News & Notes


Hermes Publishing Delays

This publisher has long suffered from production delays…sometimes a year or more. For instance, Gladys Parker was due to ship in Fall 2019, and now is still hung up with no firm due date, 18 months later. In earlier days, our system allowed us to take your order and only bill you once an item shipped.

Since our new software necessitates payment with your order on coming items, we no longer feel right collecting your money when it's nearly a sure thing items will be delayed. So our new policy with Hermes Publishing is we will not announce any of their books until they are in stock here. Rest assured, we will continue to handle all of them, including the popular Phantom series. And as I said previously, getting reorders has gotten exponentially harder, so we will slowly be forced to drop older titles, whether they are out of print or just caught in unreliable fulfillment systems of our supplier.

We're cancelling and refunding orders for Peter Wheat Volume 2, Johnny Hazard Volume 9, and The Art of Popeye, all indefinitely delayed.

PS Artbooks Sale

I just sent in a reorder for several titles we were starting to run low on. Unfortunately, our U.S. source is now OUT of virtually every title. We've marked all these as out of print and we do have good supply of many, at least several months worth. But be warned, these will be slowly selling out just like the last bunch we had a couple years ago. See PSSALE on the website.

Frank Thorne

Dynamite just resolicited Frank Thorne's Red Sonja 45th Anniverary Statue, a “Berserker Variant” edition of just 250. With Frank just passed away, I thought we ought to bring in a few, and they will be here in just a couple weeks. Just a heads-up in case you want to get one reserved, I don't know how long they will last. See our website for more of Frank's work. And once again, Rest in Peace Frank, one of the good guys.

Overseas Shipments

As you may have been reading, everything coming into the country is experiencing delays. And most books are now printed overseas. The new Flesk Books are in the port, to be unloaded, and we expect to have them ready to ship by April 10-15th. That's Al Williamson, Xenozoic Tales and Carbon 4. This has also affected other shipments, for instance reorders from Book Palace on Illustrators Quarterly, Fortunino Mantania, etc. I hope this isn't having a similar effect on our shipments overseas to our foreign customers, but so far, we're not hearing complaints.

Now just today (Wednesday) they've reported a container ship blocking the Suez Canal, wedged in sideways. Hey, teaches you to roll with the punches. At least you're not on board on of those hundreds of ships now idling on both sides of the canal!!

Heavy Metal

Speaking of late material, we've been waiting months for not only issue reorders, but for a new issue. I can't figure out what's going on with these folks and there's nothing online. But just last week we were told our reorders were being shipped out, so cross your fingers. And an interview I just read online, posted March 10, indicated a new issue was we'll see.

Collector's Supplies Pictured

We've finally made scans of many of our collector supplies, many of which are now coming from manufacturer BCW. Check them out. And we're bringing in tall comic book dividers, for you collectors (like me) than like to organize your books. We're out of just one right now: Silver Age/Regular Plastic Bags. Probably due to overseas shipping delays. But everything else is in stock and we do make a point to have all collector supplies available all the time.



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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Reed Crandall reprinted, New PS Artbooks, The Lincoln Brigade, Roy Hunt, H.R. Giger and R. Crumb.

We begged Twomorrows to reprint Reed Crandall: Illustrator of the Comics, after it immediately sold out in 2017. This week, we feature the new softcover edition with a signed bookplate. Plus: The Lincoln Brigade, about Black Americans fighting in the Spanish Civil War; Roy Hunt, early sci-fi fan publisher and artist; New PS Artbooks; Shazam; The Complete Kirby War & Romance; H.R. Giger; R. Crumb analyzed; more Imperfect Books; and News!

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Signed extra-illustrated full color 7x10 bookplate! Now in softcover. Our Highest Recommendation. By Roger Hill. The special bookplate features a painting never before reproduced in full color featuring John Carter, Dejah Thoris & friends, and Tars Tarkas going into battle (nudity). From the 1940s to the ‘70s, Reed Crandall brought a unique and masterful style to American comic art. Using an illustrator's approach on everything he touched, Crandall gained a reputation as the “artist's artist” through his skillful interpretations of Golden Age super-heroes Doll Man, The Ray, Firebrand, and Blackhawk (his signature character); horror and sci-fi for the legendary EC Comics line; Warren Publishing's Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat; THUNDER Agents and Edgar Rice Burroughs characters; and even Flash Gordon for King Features.TwoMorrows, 2021.  ...More.

Item Code: REEDCRA
Soft Cover, 9x11, 156pg, Full Color
I'm really thrilled about how nice the bookplate that we did turned out. We printed it oversized, 7x10, the size of a comic on glossy heavy stock. It looks superb. See it above in our banner ad or get a larger image by clicking here, it's one of the additional scans. Note: If you bought the hardcover edition from us, back in 2017, we'd be happy to send you one of these bookplates for your copy. Add it to any regular order (we're not sending it separately, it's already free!). Put it in the Notes field, or ask for it when you call your order in.

1978-2005. By Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Waid, Ordway et al. Art by Rich Buckler, Gil Kane, Alex Ross et al. What would make two such noble heroes come to blows? Find out, in EIGHT classic confrontations. Featuring tales from comics legends, this collects battles from All-New Collectors' Edition #C-58, the first ever comic to co-star Superman and Shazam, and classic team-ups from DC Comics Presents #33-34, 49, and Annual #3, Kingdom Come #4, Superman #216, and Power of Shazam #46. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: SUPSHA
Soft Cover, 6x10, 256pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Recommended. By Pablo Dura. Art by Carlos Esquembre.This is the story of African American Oliver Law, who with other black American citizens volunteered to go fight in Spain. From France they sneaked across the border, and with little training, fought in the Spanish Civil War against the fascist faction leader, General Francisco Franco. Law would eventually go on to lead the entire fully integrated brigade — a third of which lost their lives against the German and Italian-backed Franco forces. Law also fought and protested for worker rights in the 1930s United States. Caliber, 2021....More.

Item Code: LINCB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 132pg, Full Color

ROY V HUNT A Retrospective
Recommended. First Fandom Experience presents the work of fan & semi-pro artist Roy Vernon Hunt. Hunt lived and worked in Denver, Colorado from 1914 until his passing in 1986. His first published art appeared in the fanzine The Alchemist in February 1940. He was a founding member of the Colorado Fantasy Society, a group formed to organize the 1941 World Science Fiction Convention in Denver. But he went on to do much more fanzine work, book covers for early small press publishers, and much more. Hunt took his own path, specializing in monsters, Lovecraft and otherwise, sometimes in the style of Lee Coye Brown, and Art Deco-inspired spaceships and sci-fi. He was an excellent designer. Includes his revealing essay on early sci-fi fantasy artists, from 1943. First Fandom Experience, 2021.  ...More.

Item Code: ROYV
Soft Cover, 8x11, 144pg, Partial Color

Second Edition, Second Printing. Recommended. By David Ritter and Daniel Ritter. How did organized science fiction fandom begin? Who were the pioneering fans that created the foundation of today's massive science fiction and fantasy industry? What would it have been like to be a fan of this transformative genre in the 1930s? This massive history recounts the stories of the first active science fiction fans — pioneers who went on to lead the growth of speculative literature for the next several decades. Over 500 lavishly illustrated pages, packed with facsimile reproductions from rare fanzines. First Fandom Experience, 2020....More.

Item Code: VISHS01H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 515pg, Partial Color

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PS Artbooks Softee Planet Comics Volume 4
Collects #10-12, 1941. Recommended. Ray guns and Bug-Eyed Monsters! Funky, wild, and bizarre early sci-fi with red blooded spacemen and curvy girls to be saved...or in the case of Gale Allen and her all girl squad, to save others! Includes the continuing strips Red Comet (a rare Planet superhero), Spurt Hammond, Flint Baker, Crash Barker, Don Cranval and Cosmic Corrigan. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: PLC04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color
The first three Planet Softees are all in stock, same price. Also Planet Comics hardcover editions are still on sale. And the newly published Planet Comics #1, all new with a variant Will Meugniot cover [PLC01V. $9.99].

PS Artbooks Softee Forbidden Worlds Volume 14
Collects #83-88, 1959-60. The comics code was the best thing to happen to ACG, as it meant better written and longer stories, with more characterization, greater depth and highly original plots by the great Richard Hughes, from science fiction to fantasy to the surreal. Lots of flying saucers and out of this world stories, all still very readable today. Forbidden Worlds won the 1964 Alley Award for Best Regularly Published Fantasy Comic. It ran for 145 issues between 1951 to August 1967. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: FOR14
Soft Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
Here's more Forbidden Worlds, and its sister publication, Adventures Into the Unknown. And click here to see all the new “Softee” editions at $24.99.

PS Artbooks Softee Silver Age Classics Ghost Stories Volume 1
Collects #1-5, 1962-64. By John Stanley et al. Art by Gerald McCann, Ed Robbins & Frank Springer. Painted covers. This horror/supernatural anthology comic from Dell is a real blast from the past; the covers, the artwork and the dialogue seethes with that certain something that typifies the early 1960s. Featuring "The Door," one of the top twenty scariest horror stories as voted by, you'll discover a real treasure of chills in these long forgotten pages, from Aztec idols come to life, to British soldiers that are saved from the Germans by a tank squad that had been blown to smithereens two days earlier. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: SAGS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Collects Son of Sinbad #1, 1950; Secret Missions #1, 1950; Mask of Fu Manchu #1, 1951; High Adventure #1, 1957; and Great Exploits #1 1957. Recommended. Here's Joe Kubert's Son of Sinbad rescuing a slave girl and a fortune in jewels. The Son of Robin Hood in Great Exploits. Daring exploits of US foreign agents during the Cold War in Secret Missions. Bernie Krigstein's Explorer Joe in High Adventure. Wally Wood's Mask of Dr. Fu Manchu. All reproduced completely from cover to cover, also with Carmine Infantino, A.C. Hollingsworth, Frank Borth, Art Peddy and others. PS Artbooks, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: PCAD01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Collects #1-3, 1940. Recommended. The very beginning of this long-running Fiction House title, best known for sexy girls, bondage covers, and work by the top artists in comics. Covers by Lou Fine (#1), and Will Eisner and Fine together on #2 and 3 — considered a classic.These first issues include work by George Tuska, Alex Blum, the notorious Fletcher Hanks, John Celardo and Charles Sultan. Origin of Spy Fighter, Starring Saber; Jack Dempsy life story; Shark Brodie; Chip Collins; Joe Louis life story; Rip Regan, the Power Man begins in #3. PS Artbooks, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: GACF01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
Here's the entire history of Fiction House and their predominately female staff (!). They were the legendary good-girl art Golden Age publisher of Fight, Planet, Jumbo, Jungle, Wings, Kaanga, Sheena and much more:

Our Highest Recommendation. By Mitch Maglio. Art by Matt Baker, Lou Fine et al. From sexy jungle girls to even sexier ray gun toting space women and beyond, Fiction House Comics had it all! Now for the first time the entire history of Fiction House, the leading purveyor of Good Girl art during the Golden Age of Comics, is told in a single volume! Stuffed with breathtaking cover reproductions, original artwork, dozens of cover preliminaries by Joe Doolin (!) and even full length stories. The story of one of the most successful publishers ever, from their pulp origins on, with artwork by Matt Baker, George Tuska, Lou Fine, Bob Lubbers, Murphy Anderson, Lily Renee and many others. IDW, 2017....More.

Item Code: FICHOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 300 pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99
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New Printing. Our Highest Recommendation. With text corrections, even better binding, and enhanced cover durability, if you already own the first printing, you'll love this one even more! Bill Schelly authored the volume on the 1950s era of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, with a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: the rise of the great EC "New Trend" titles (Tales of the Crypt, Weird Science), Harvey Kurtzman's Mad, and Carl Barks‘ classic work on Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge! The re-tooling of the Flash in Showcase #4 that kicked off the Silver Age of Comics, and the introduction of DC's Martian Manhunter, Adam Strange and the new Green Lantern! Plus the return of the Timely heroes Captain America, the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner, and the birth of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby‘s Fighting American and The Fly! TwoMorrows, 2020....More.

Item Code: ACB06H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 240pg, Partial Color
$46.95 $39.95

New Printing. By Keith Dallas, Jason Sacks et al. Art by Todd McFarlane. The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of full-color hardcovers, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! Jason Sacks and Keith Dallas coordinated this volume, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of the Bill Clinton years! The 1990s was the decade when Marvel Comics sold 8.1 million copies of an issue of the X-Men, saw its superstar creators form their own company, cloned Spider-Man, and went bankrupt. It was when Superman died, Batman had his back broken, and the runaway success of Neil Gaiman's Sandman led to DC Comics' Vertigo line of adult comic books. It was the decade of gimmicky covers, skimpy costumes, and mega-crossovers. TwoMorrows, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: ACB03H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Full Color
$48.95 $41.95
Here's more Chronicles, and see our Comics Reference section for much more Comics History.

Kirby at War - Coming in May


1956-65. Highly Recommended. King of the comics art form, Jack Kirby needs no introduction. He was an architect of the Marvel Universe, but his contributions extended far beyond just super heroes. A combat veteran during World War II, Kirby brings hard-earned gritty realism to Atlas's Battleground #14 and Battle Comics #64-70, while Kirby and Stan Lee co-created Sgt. Fury in 1963. Here are #1-8, 10-20 and 25. Plus: 25 vintage and ultra-rare Atlas/Marvel romance titles, 1959-63 — many restored directly from Kirby's original art! Marvel, 2021. Due: May. ...More.

Item Code: COMKWH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 592pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

My Highest Recommendation. Art by Russ Heath, John Severin, Gene Colan, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Syd Shores, Don Heck et al. Edited by Michael J. Vassallo. Fifty hard-hitting stories from Atlas, the company that became Marvel Comics. Each one hand-picked by Vassallo, a comics historian and world-renowned authority on Timely/Atlas. Marvel published more war titles than anyone in the industry, between 1951 and 1960, and were strongly influenced, at their best, by Kurtzman's EC stories. If you think EC and DC were the only publishers doing poignant, powerful and well-drawn war stories, read this and have your head turned around. This is good. Dead Reckoning, 2020....More.

Item Code: ATLASWH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 272 pg, Full Color
$65.00 $59.00

Our Highest Recommendation. By Robert Kanigher, Garth Ennis et al. Art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, Alex Toth, John Severin, Jack Kirby et al. In this new collection, DC is recognizing nearly 80 years of comic book war stories beginning with the origin of Blackhawk in Military #1, 1941, Boy Commandos by S&K in 1942, on to the beginnings of Sgt. Rock, the origin of Enemy Ace, The Losers, The Unknown Soldier, the very first Haunted Tank, and my favorite piece, a graphic novel length War in Heaven, bringing Enemy Ace into World War II and reluctant combat to defend his German homeland, beautifully told and illustrated by Ennis and Russ Heath. Powerful stuff, first page to last. DC Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: DCGOEH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 352pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Our Highest Recommendation. By Archie Goodwin, Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, Alex Toth et al. These stories are among the best comics stories about war ever published. Written and edited by Hall of Famer Archie Goodwin, and drawn by fellow comic book Hall of Famers Frank Frazetta, Wallace Wood, John Severin, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Russ Heath, Reed Crandall, and Gene Colan. Building on the tradition of Harvey Kurtzman's much-lauded EC titles, Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, Goodwin's stories offer striking personal insights into the minds and emotions of individual soldiers and civilians. Covering wars from ancient times through Vietnam, Blazing Combat, unlike much of the popular media of the time, underscored the very madness of war itself in starkly personal terms. Fantagraphics, 2018....More.

Item Code: BLCOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 214pg, b&w
$29.99 $24.99
Here's much more on World War II and military history.

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Collects World's Finest Comics #253-270, World's Finest Comics #272-282, and Adventure Comics #491 and #492. In 1973 DC brought back one of the most beloved superheroes of all time: Shazam! With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury, Shazam is one of humankind's most powerful champions! Alongside superheroes like Superman and Batman, the World's Mightiest Mortal will fight against villains...including Satan! DC Comics, 2021. Due: May. ...More.

Item Code: SHAZ03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 336pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99
The first two volumes are in stock at the same discounted price. See our website for more, from statues to Jeff Smith's Shazam, to the original Capt. Marvel in DC Archives Vol 4 [RB467. $50].

Collects Fables #42-81 and Peter & Max: A Fables Novel. Recommended. By Bill Willingham et al. Fables Compendium Two starts with the story "Arabian Nights (and Days)", when foreigners start showing up in Fabletown—much to the dismay of longtime residents—plunging Fabletown into a culture clash of dire proportions! Prince Charming is in over his head and must call on the help of a Fable character not seen in these pages for far too long...and this is one wish he can't take back. This collection takes on a life of its own, ending with the story "The Dark Ages"—taking place post-war—but if the Fables knew the consequences, they might not have gone to war at all. DC Comics, 2021. Due: May. ...More.

Item Code: FABC02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1064pg, Text/Full Color
$59.99 $49.99
Fables 1 is in stock now [FABL01H. $59.99, $49.99].

COMICS OF CRUMB Underground in the Art Museum Hardcover
The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum is a groundbreaking collection on the work of a pioneer of underground comix and a fixture of comics culture. Ranging from art history and literary studies, to environmental studies and religious history, the essays included in this volume cast Crumb's work as formally sophisticated and complex in its representations of gender, sexuality, race, politics, and history, while also charting Crumb's role in underground comix and the ways in which his work has circulated in the art museum. University of Mississippi Press, 2021. Due: May. ...More.

Item Code: COMCRH
Hard Cover, 262pg, b&w
We realize $99 is quite expensive for a hardcover edition. As far as we know, there are no bonus features. We assumes it's priced this way due to a very small edition size. This will also be available as a softcover edition [COMCR. $30]. Here's all the latest on Crumb.

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Collects #1-34, 1981-84. By Bruce Jones et al. Art by Brent Anderson et al. A new world for the jungle lord! A hunt for his four-legged friend Zabu takes Ka-Zar beyond the Savage Land and into the ancient paradise of Pangea! From shining citadels to the lofty heights of the Aerie, it's a land filled with newfound friends - and fresh dangers! Caught between bird-people and pterons, will Kevin Plunder meet his end or find new love? Either way, things will soon get complicated between Ka-Zar and Shanna the She-Devil. But Shanna isn't short of other suitors herself, including... Spider-Man?! And abandon all hope when Ka-Zar faces a twisted version of Dante's Inferno! This fresh hell comes complete with a Minotaur, Cerberus...and the demonic Belasco! Plus: Alien nightmares, a jungle wedding and tiger tales of Zabu in this complete collection of a series that, like the Savage Land, is a hidden gem! Marvel, 2021. Due: Jun. ...More.

Item Code: KAZAH
Hard Cover, 1048pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
Here's more Ka-zar, right back to his first appearance in 1940!

2014-2016. Out of the Spider-Verse, Gwen Stacy swings into action as the Spider-Woman of Earth-65 “ a neighborhood like no other! Gwen balances super hero life with being the daughter of a cop — and playing drums in up-and-coming band, the Mary Janes! And you won't believe her reality's versions of the Lizard, the Osborns, Matt Murdock, Captain America, Frank Castle and more! The dimension-hopping Gwen joins a team-up of Spider-Women “ and sparks fly when she meets Miles Morales! But troubles mount up at home, where she becomes S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most wanted...and problems with her powers lead to the introduction of Earth-65's Venom! Experience Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez's complete, world-building run! Marvel, 2021. Due: Jun. ...More.

Item Code: SPIGH
Hard Cover, 1224pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
Here's more appearances of Spider-Gwen.

The legendary designer's sketchbook for the Poltergeist sequel, filled with psychedelic shape-shifting ghosts and grotesque monsters. This facsimile edition of Giger's sketchbook contains 155 drawings, from worm-like ghosts to soul-sucking monsters, as well as correspondence between Giger and director Brian Gibson. Patrick Frey. Due: Jun. ...More.

Item Code: HRGPOLH
Hard Cover, 9x7, 300pg, Full Color
We have the Giger Posterbook ($45), Biomechanics (Japan edition, $100) and more Giger on the website.

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Highly Recommended. By John Stanley. Introduction by Margaret Atwood. The first in a five-volume best-of series, featuring an introduction from Margaret Atwood! First released in the 1940s and 1950s as Dell comics, Little Lulu as helmed by John Stanley remains one of the most entertaining works in the medium. In this first volume, we meet the series' mainstay characters: Lulu, Tubby, Alvin, and oodles more neighborhood kids. Little Lulu‘s comedy lies in the hilarious dynamic between its cast of characters. Lulu Moppet is an outspoken and brash young girl who doesn't follow any rules...whether they've been set by her parents, the neighborhood boys, or society itself. Drawn & Quarterly, 2019. Condition: Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: LITL01HR
Hard Cover, 312pg, Full Color
$29.95 $14.95
Unblemished copies are in stock of both the first and second collections: #1 [LITL01H. $29.95, $26.95] and #2 [LITL02H. $29.95, $26.95].

STAR WARS Collecting a Galaxy The Art of Sideshow Hurt
By Samuel C. Spitale. Foreword by Phil Tippett. Sideshow Collectibles has been immortalizing fan-favorite Star Wars characters for over a decade with their extraordinary, one-of-a-kind sculptures. This deluxe book celebrates the artistry that goes into capturing the true essence of these iconic characters and the passion and devotion that brings them to life. Featuring never-before-seen pre-production artwork and exclusive insights from the sculpting and design teams on the creation of each piece as well as dynamic photography that illuminates the power of their work, this book is the ultimate celebration of Sideshow's ongoing journey into the Star Wars galaxy. Insight Editions, 2019. Condition: Bumped and nicked corners....More.

Hard Cover, 12x11, 348pg, Partial Color
$75.00 $37.50

Detailed captions in six languages, including English. Recommended. By Daniel Kiecol. Art by Aivasovsky, Ilya Repin et al. From the earliest examples of national art at the beginning of the nineteenth century and the romantic seascapes of Aivasovsky, to the great Realists such as Ilya Repin and the innovators of the Russian avant-garde, Russian painting offers a wealth of works of art to discover. Chapters include Classicism to Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Symbolism, and Russian Avante-Garde. Grandiose landscapes, haunting portraits, and exciting artistic experiments...hardly any other artistic nation offers a comparable variety of styles and artistic personalities. Konemann, 2019. Condition: Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RUSPAHR
Hard Cover, 11x12, 528pg, Partial Color
$49.95 $24.95
Once these hurts sell out, they are dropped from our website. However, we should still have as-new copies available. Also, click here for more never-before-listed Imperfect Books. All are in extremely short supply.


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EC TALES FROM THE CRYPT Cover Portfolio - $200

EC SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES Cover Portfolio - $75

SYD MEAD 1983 Exhibition Catalog - $200

WALT DISNEY'S FANTASIA published in 1940 - $200

PORTFOLIO OF FANTASY The Art of Don Maitz signed & limited - $55

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A Woman Like Eve DVD – From 1979, Acclaimed actresses Monique van de Ven (Turkish Delight) and Maria Schneider (Last Tango in Paris) in the groundbreaking film, focused on a married woman's affair with another woman. This acclaimed film was a major hit at LGBT film festivals and was the Dutch entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards!

Added from our warehouse finds is Women-A Secret Folio. Four beautiful models photographed in both color and b&w in different scenic locales. Nicely put together with a silk cover and slipcase. As New in original box. Only two copies available.

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Lives of the Great Occultists by Kevin Jackson and Hunt Emerson

I really enjoyed this, I read every single bio (and there are a lot of them). Allow yourself several evenings to make your way through this, it's highly detailed and dense with jokes and spoofs. Hunt Emerson could have easily worked for Mad back in the EC days, his work is wonderful and funny. there's a lot of inside jokes here, too. -Bud

The History of EC Comics

This is very close to being out of print—the publisher has less than 200 copies left of the original printing of 5000. Generally Taschen does not reprint these XXL volumes; more likely, we'll see a dramatically smaller-sized volume in 2022 or 2023. Meanwhile, we still have a good supply AND you can still get the color, extra-illustrated bookplate (pictured right), drawn by Angelo Torres and signed by the author, Grant Geissman. Our Highest Recommendation.


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