Wow, what a week! Al Williamson and Mark Schultz in both limited and regular editions! Prince Valiant Volume 23; Monsters by Barry Windsor-Smith; Wrightson's Frankenstein in softcover; Steve Canyon Vol 11; Illustrators Quarterly 32 with Shadow pulp cover artist George Rozen; new Fleetway collections…and more.
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|AL WILLIAMSON STRANGE WORLD ADVENTURES Hardcover |
Publisher Exclusive Hardcover Edition, limited. Our Highest Recommendation. Normally only available from Flesk, they are letting us have a limited number of these, one shot only. The first of four collections, expanded to an oversized 10x13 size. Publisher John Fleskes says its his favorite new book and I have to agree. This is both the perfect introduction to Al Williamson's work but also offers new, previously unseen work for veteran fans — all from the original artwork and reproduced in full color, like an Artist's Edition! Flesk, 2021....More.
Item Code: ALSTRH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 128pg, b&w
|AL WILLIAMSON STRANGE WORLD ADVENTURES |
Our Highest Recommendation. The first of four collections, expanded to an oversized 10x13 inch size. Publisher John Fleskes says its his favorite new book and I have to agree. This is both the perfect introduction to Al Williamson's work but also offers new, previously unseen work for veteran fans — all from the original artwork and reproduced in full color, like an Artist's Edition! Flesk, 2021....More.
Item Code: ALSTR
Soft Cover, 9x12, 128pg, b&w
|MARK SCHULTZ CARBON Volume 4 Hardcover Signed |
Our Highest Recommendation. Signed extra-illustrated limitation page, 800 copies. Embossed cloth binding with color just jacket. Normally only available from Flesk, they are letting us have a limited number of these signed copies, one shot only. Carbon 4 is the latest collection that highlights Mark Schultz's favorite recent and past works. From the barbaric past to the nightmarish future — from the ocean's depths to the farthest planets — Carbon 4 features Mark Schultz's most-ambitious works to date! Several are shown in both pencil and finished inks states, side by side. Flesk, 2021....More.
Item Code: MSC04HS
Hard Cover, 9x12, 58pg, b&w
|MARK SCHULTZ CARBON Volume 4 |
Our Highest Recommendation. By Mark Schultz. Carbon 4 is the latest collection that highlights Mark Schultz's favorite recent and past works. From the barbaric past to the nightmarish future — from the ocean's depths to the farthest planets — Carbon 4 features Mark Schultz's most-ambitious works to date! Several are shown in both pencil and finished inks states, side by side. Flesk, 2021....More.
Item Code: MSC04
Soft Cover, 9x12, 58pg, b&w
|XENOZOIC By Mark Schultz Hardcover Signed |
Publisher exclusive Deluxe Hardcover of 800 copies—extra-illustrated signature page. Our Highest Recommendation. Here is every single story to date, all wrapped in an all-new cover. Imagine Wood, Williamson, & Frazetta all working together on an after-the-apocalypse story in their finest EC Comics styles. Imagine them creating a gorgeous heroine — feisty, daring, voluptuous — and a two-fisted hero to create sexual tension and drama. Imagine good-girl art in the tradition of Dave Stevens, with a modern take on how a stunningly beautiful woman can look. Mark Schultz has channeled all this like no other artist, from the dramatic cities of Alex Raymond to the drama of Prince Valiant. That is Xenozoic Tales! Flesk, 2021....More.
Item Code: XENOHS
Hard Cover, 9x11, 352pg, b&w
|XENOZOIC By Mark Schultz|
New printing. Our Highest Recommendation. By Mark Schultz. Here is every single story to date, all wrapped in an all-new cover. Imagine Wood, Williamson, & Frazetta all working together on an after-the-apocalypse story in their finest EC Comics styles. Imagine them creating a gorgeous heroine — feisty, daring, voluptuous — and a two-fisted hero to create sexual tension and drama. Imagine good-girl art in the tradition of Dave Stevens, with a modern take on how a stunningly beautiful woman can look. Mark Schultz has channeled all this like no other artist, from the dramatic cities of Alex Raymond to the drama of Prince Valiant. That is Xenozoic Tales! Flesk, 2021....More.
Item Code: XENO
Soft Cover, 9x11, 352pg, b&w
|We still have copies of all three limited editions, but supply is limited. Order now to avoid missing out. See our website for more Flesk books. I'm really excited about the Al Williamson book, the first of FOUR collections! Here's two of Al's best friends and THEIR fine art books, both still available.|
ROY G. KRENKEL FATHER OF HEROIC FANTASY A Centennial Celebration
Our Highest Recommendation. By AndrewSteven Damsits, Barry Klugerman. A magnificent, best-ever look at Krenkel's entire career. Oversized. Loaded with previously unpublished work. One of the most renowned fantasy artists of the 20th century. Krenkel's far-reaching influence on—and work with—artists like Frazetta, Williamson, Kaluta and Jeffrey Jones, to name but a few, was immeasurable and cannot be overstated. Krenkel illustrated Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard and others—but much of his work, full-blown paintings and illustrations, often were unpublished and never seen by even his biggest fans. IDW, 2019....More.
Item Code: ROYKH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 304pg, Partial Color
FANTASTIC WORLDS The Art of William Stout Signed
Signed color extra-illustrated bookplate. Our Highest Recommendation. By Ed Leimbacher Introduction by Robert Williams. From his cult movie posters to his epic paleoart, from Underground comics to ERB, from dinosaurs to mermaids, celebrate the life and work of William Stout with this stunning monograph featuring the most iconic artwork from the multi-talented muralist, illustrator, and designer. Bill has created a body of work that transcends genre, medium, and industry during his astonishing forty-year career. He has designed album covers for The Who and the Rolling Stones, worked on films ranging from Ralph Bakshi's Wizards to Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, and brought the world of the dinosaurs to life through highly acclaimed paleoart. Insight Editions, 2018....More.
Item Code: FANTWHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 304pg, Full Color
|There's also a Deluxe Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout. It's limited to just 295 copies, in clamshell slipcase with extra prints & more bonus features [FANTWD. $525]. See more by Mark Schultz on our website.|
|BARRY WINDSOR SMITH'S MONSTERS |
Highly Recommended. Monsters is the legendary project Barry Windsor-Smith has been working on for over 35 years. A 360-page tour de force of visual storytelling, Monsters' narrative canvas is vast and deep. The year is 1964. Close-mouthed, damaged, innocent, trying to forget a past and looking for a future, it turns out that Bobby Bailey is the perfect candidate for a secret U.S. government experimental program — an unholy genetics program discovered in Nazi Germany during World War II... Fantagraphics, 2021....More.
Item Code: BARMH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 366pg, Full Color
|We received just enough of the deluxe edition to fill our advance orders plus two days of sales! We're told it's now out of print, even though we'd ordered more copies long ago. Sorry! If we score any more, we'll let you know.|
|PRINCE VALIANT Volume 23 |
1981-82. By Hal Foster. Art by John Cullen Murphy and Cullen Murphy. Renowned painter and graphic novelist George Pratt (Batman, Sandman) introduces the volume. In these full-page Sunday pages, Prince Valiant journeys from the upper regions of the Alps to the bowels of the Earth on an allegorical quest for humility involving the mysterious Wanderer, a curse on the kingdom, monstrous imps, and a mystical casket. Fantagraphics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: PV23H
Hard Cover, 11x14, 124pg, Full Color
|See our website if you've missed any volumes in this very popular series.|
|ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY #32 |
Highly Recommended. Featuring the fascinating artwork of Oliver Frey, the Swiss artist who was one of the mainstays in British comics and brought video game illustration to the fore! Next, pulps and their most popular hero, The Shadow, as rendered by George and Jerome Rozen. Their careers in art. Plus Alberto Breccia, Marcela Bolivar's photo-Illustrations, and a memoriam to Juan Giménez. Book Palace, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: IQ32
Magazine, 9x11, 96pg, Partial Color
|FLEETWAY PICTURE LIBRARY CLASSICS Clash of Blades |
Highly Recommended. By Michael Butterworth et al. Art by Reg Bunn, John Miller Watt, et al. Four beautifully drawn comic adventures take us from the Norman Invasion to the dark streets of Victorian London and from the Scottish rebellion against Edward I to the assassination plots in the French court. Four complete swashbuckling stories: The Scottish Chiefs, Under the Golden Dragon: The Story of the Norman Conquest, The Picture of Dorian Grey, and The Three Musketeers and the Prince of Peril. Book Palace, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: FLCLA
Soft Cover, 7x9, 272pg, b&w
|FLEETWAY PICTURE LIBRARY CLASSICS Presents John Steel Special Agent World War II |
Limited, 500. By James Stagg and Bob Keston. Art by Ron Turner et al. A companion volume to the first John Steel collection, here are four action-packed and nicely drawn World War Two adventures from the John Steel Case-Books, first published in 1960 in Britain. Classic pulp, two-fisted adventure. Book Palace, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: FLJOH
Soft Cover, 7x9, 272pg, b&w
|Click here for IQ back issues, more Fleetway Picture Library, and special issues.|
|TALES FROM THE MAGICIAN'S SKULL Volume 3 |
By Howard Andrew Jones, Sarah Newton et al. All-new sword-and-sorcery fiction, each one with at least one full page illustration. Seven stories, eight artists, plus a cover by Sanjulian. These stories are the real thing, crammed with sword-swinging action, dark sorceries, dread, and ferocious monsters — and they hurtle forward at a headlong pace. Joseph Goodman, 2019. ...More.
Item Code: TALMS03
Soft Cover, 8x11, 80pg, Text/b&w
|TALES FROM THE MAGICIAN'S SKULL Volume 4 |
By John C. Hocking, Adrian Cole, James Enge et al. Eight new prose stories of sword and sorcery, each one illustrated by at least one full page piece. Includes Guardian of the Broken Gem by John C. Hocking: Benhus wondered what he could expect if they took him alive. Torture and interrogation, probably. They'd pry the fact that he worked for the King from him and that would seal his death warrant. He squeezed the hilt of the white dagger and wondered how many of them he could kill before they took him down. Joseph Goodman, 2020. ...More.
Item Code: TALMS04
Soft Cover, 9x11, 70pg, Text/b&w
|TALES FROM THE MAGICIAN'S SKULL Volume 5 |
Cover art by Sanjulian, and new prose fantasy & sword and sorcery stories by Adrian Cole, James Enge, John C. Hocking, Violette Malan, Adrian Simmons, and C.L. Werner. Joesph Goodman, 2020....More.
Item Code: TALMS05
Soft Cover, 8x11, 80pg, Text/b&w
|Issues 1 and 2 are sold out.|
|VENGEANCE OF VAMPIRELLA Volume 1 Rebirth |
Collects Vengeance of Vampirella Vol 2 #1-6. Recommended. By Tom Sniegoski. Art by Michael Sta. Maria. Originally running from 1994-96, from Harris Comics, Vengeance of Vampirella portrayed a more savage and feral look at the Daughter of Drakulon. Now, 25 years later, the original writer Tom Sniegoski is joined by artist Michael Sta. Maria and Robert Castro (Vol 6) for a powerful sequel. Set 25 years after the initial series, Vampirella is...dead!? Humanity holds on, but barely, the playthings and slaves of a multitude of supernatural monstrosities that have made the earth their own. With 28 pages of variant covers. Dynamite, 2020. ...More.
Item Code: VENV01
Soft Cover, 6x10, 152pg, Full Color
|JIM SILKE'S BETTIE PAGE QUEEN OF THE NILE |
Highly Recommended. By Jim Silke. Bettie's back and in all kinds of trouble! A low-budget time machine mistakenly transports Bettie to ancient Egypt, where she battles the High Priest of Amon Ra, assorted thugs, and a lovesick mummy twice her size. She wiggles and squirms and bumps and grinds to avoid their evil clutches, but she can't avoid the inevitable: everyone falls in love with her and she manages to frequently lose ALL her clothes.Great good-girl art by Jim Silke. First published in 2000. Introduction by Frank Cho! Dynamite, 2020....More.
Item Code: JSBET
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color
|Still FREE to you is the Jim Silke Sketchbook. Ask for it with any order [JISS01F. $0.00], thanks to Flesk's generosity with their overstock! One per order, please.|
|STEVE CANYON Volume 11 1967-1968 |
By Milton Caniff. "Who am I?" "Where am I?" Steve is left with some thorny questions after posing as the leader of a Nazi resurgence organization and teaming with Minerva Kaol in an attempt to flush out this hate-mongering group. If that wasn't headache enough, guess who's back from his stay in a Mongolian prison? Doagie Hogan! Milton Caniff offers his unique perspective of the war-torn world of 1967 and '68. Library of American Comics, 2021....More.
Item Code: SC11H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 336pg, Partial Color
|Missing any? We have most previous volumes in stock or available by special order.|
|CRIMINAL Deluxe Edition Volume 2 |
Recommended. The second of three oversized hardback volumes of the award-winning crime series from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. The first edition has gone through four printings, in sellout after sellout. Collecting Bad Night, The Sinners and The Last of the Innocent — along with short stories, behind-the-scenes pieces, art and articles, all previously uncollected. Don't miss out on this massive volume from the best-selling team behind such hits as Incognito and Fatale. Image Comics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: CRIM02H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 432pg, Full Color
|Volume 1 is being reprinted and is due any day. Volume 3, which concludes the series, is in stock. Both are the same discounted price. Here is more by award-winning writer Ed Brubaker.|
|FRANKENSTEIN By Bernie Wrightson |
New Softcover Edition. Highly Recommended. By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Art by Bernie Wrightson. Introduction by Stephen King. Bernie Wrightson's masterpiece has long been one of the most collectible of his works and out of print for many years. 44 black and white plates accompany the full text of Mary Shelley's classic novel, featuring the original 1982 introduction by Stephen King. Margaret Brantley contributes a lengthy essay on Shelly's life, a chronology of her life and work, and a piece on the historical context of Frankenstein. Plus Shelley's own introduction to the 1831 edition! Gallery 13, 2021....More.
Item Code: FRANS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 288pg, Text/b&w
Still available in hardcover but beware, the publisher could let it sell out now that the softcover is available. [FRANH
|THE BATTLE BOOK Volume 2 |
Recommended. 2nd of 3 volumes. By Patrick Rambaud and Frederic Richaud. Art by Ivan Gill. May 1809. Napoleon's Grande ArmÃ©e has taken Vienna and is preparing to cross the Danube, but the Austrians are waiting for him in Essling. The battle has been joined. On this first day, Massena desperately holds onto Aspern, the French cavalry charges again and again, but the Emperor cannot seem to break the Austrians. Louis-Francois, stuck on the wrong side of the only available bridge, impatiently waits for repairs to conclude. Cinebook, 2021....More.
Item Code: BATT02
Soft Cover, 9x11, 68pg, Full Color
|The story concludes with Book 3, due soon. Book 1 is in stock [BATT01. $15.95].|
Recommended. By Will Eisner, William Stout, Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Sergio Aragones et al. A neat little hardcover demonstrating the effectiveness of the comics medium for telling the most personal of stories — showcasing some of the first published autobiographical stories from living-legend artists, mainstream greats, and young "indie" up-and-comers! Additional writers include Stan Sakai, Jason Lutes, Paul Chadwick, Bill Morrison, Linda Medley, Matt Wagner, Eddie Campbell et al. Dark Horse, 2021....More.
Item Code: AUTOBH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 96pg, b&w
PROS AND (COMIC) CONS Signed
Signed by Bud. Recommended. By Brian Michael Bendis, Kieron Gillen et al. Edited by Hope Nicholson. An anthology featuring comics and prose stories by cartoonists and professionals about the world of comic book conventions. Featuring stories that are funny, sad, sweet, embarrassing, and heartfelt; of a geek culture life that shapes us, encourages us, and exhausts us every summer. Featuring work by Brian Michael Bendis (The Man of Steel), Jim Zub (Wayward), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked and the Divine), Sina Grace (Iceman), and many more, including yours truly, Bud Plant. I was invited to contribute a 3500-word story based around my Summer, 1970 trip east to Oklahoma Multicon and on to my first, already legendary, New York Comic Art Convention. Dark Horse, 2019....More.
Item Code: PROSS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 200pg, Text/Full Color
|I take the opportunity to mention this since it's so closely related to Autobiographix. The editor asked me to contribute so I wrote about my buddies and me driving to our first Oklahoma Multi-Con and New York Comic-Con, in 1970.|
|THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEFANTASY |
Back in stock. A Comprehensive Guide To Sci-Fi Fantasy And Horror TV Series Of The 1940s & 1950s. In the early 1950s, television was in its infancy. In the early 1950s, television was in its infancy. In the U.S., outer space adventure series such as Captain Video and His Video Rangers, Space Patrol, and Tom Corbett Space Cadet entertained young baby boomers, while adults enjoyed series such as Tales of Tomorrow and Lights Out. Here, in one volume, are all the available details on these and other science fiction, fantasy and horror series and serials from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, from 1946 to 1969. A total of 48 programs are covered with a series overview, cast, and episode details with a synopsis, guest cast, date of broadcast, and writer and director credits. 300 B&w photos. Otherworlds, 2020....More.
Item Code: GOLDAT
Soft Cover, 6x9, 224pg, b&w
|FULL MAG VETERAN STORIES ILLUSTRATED #1 |
Recommended. Art by Mike DeCarlo, Russ Heath, Ron Wagner et al. This is a very high quality 56 page graphic novel and military history magazine with art by Russ Heath, Mike DeCarlo, Ron Wagner, JW Erwin, and others.Full Mag interviews military veterans and presents their stories in their own words with illustrations by the artists above. In volume 1, we have stories from WW II, Viet Nam, and Afghanistan 2012. Also included are traditional articles and essays by military historians and veteran authors. It is approximately 2/3 art content and 1/3 written content with hand painted cover art. Full Magazine, 2017....More.
Item Code: FULL01
Magazine, 8x11, 56pg, Partial Color
|FULL MAG VETERAN STORIES ILLUSTRATED #2 |
Back in stock. Recommended. By Russ Heath, Tom Mandrake et al. Full Mag interviews military veterans and presents their stories in their own words with illustrations by emerging talent and comics pros, including: Russ Heath (some of his last published work]), Gary Martin, Fernando Ruiz, Tom Mandrake, Gary Kwapisz, J.W. Erwin, Joshua Sloniker, Cassandra Dale, and others. Full Mag is not a comic book — it is a high quality, perfect bound, military history magazine. This issue takes, via first-person accounts, from the European and Pacific Theaters of WW II, to Vietnam, to modern conflicts in Central and Southwest Asia. Eight of the nine stories in Volume 2 are told by the veterans themselves with one told by the widow of a veteran. Full Magazine, 2019....More.
Item Code: FULL02
Magazine, 8x11, 84pg, Partial Color
Also available is #3, just published. See our website for more about military history, including the fine books from the Naval Institute and Dead Reckoning.
Also back in stock is The Batman 100 Project from Hero Initiative [BAT100. $13.99]. Original first (and only) printing. Check out the all-star contributor list!
We were also able to get more copies of the massive hardcover A Cockeyed Menagerie: The Drawings of T.S. Sullivant after it sold out upon publication [COCKEH.
|SELA MATHERS Snow White Bishoujo Style Statue |
Grimm Universe Statue Series. By Jason Cardy. feisty heroine. With her signature black-framed glasses, Sela Mathers is posed with her sword, Lysraseri, and her powerful book of Fairy Tales, ready to bring consequences and not so happy endings to those who do not heed her warnings. Zenescope, 2021....More.
Item Code: SELMA
9" tall, Full Color
|ROBYN HOOD Bishoujo Style Statue |
Grimm Universe Statue Series. This dynamic figure stands around 9 inches and is inspired by Jason Cardy's design of Zenescope's gutsy protagonist, armed with her trusty and very high-tech bow and quiver full of arrows, blonde hair flying out behind her as she pulls the bow back to full power. Clear-window color illustrated box. Zenescope, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: ROBHO
9" tall, Full Color
|VAN HELSING Bishoujo Style Statue |
Grimm Universe Statue Series. By Jason Cardy. This stunning figure, standing nearly 9 inches, is inspired by Jason Cardy's illustration of Zenescope's lethal comic book heroine. Her cape sweeps out behind her, and the custom window-view box is the largest of the first three releases in this series. Good detail, very nicely painted. Liesel Van Helsing is a brilliant inventor and the only daughter of the legendary vampire hunter, Abraham Van Helsing. Zenescope, 2021....More.
Item Code: VANHEL
9" tall, Full Color
|See more Zenescope books and one-shot comics specials on our website.|
|DRAW WHAT YOU LOVE The Art of Simone Grunewald |
Recommended. Simone Grünewald, a young artist from Germany, also known as "Schmo.e" is a passionate illustrator and well-known art director, character designer, 2D animator, and key art story boarder, working in the games industry. Her style is a blend of anime and animation style that we found intriguing. Simone has a wealth of knowledge in both traditional and digital art and shares her insights here, along with delightful artworks. 3dtotal publishing, 2021. Due: Jun. ...More.
Item Code: DRAWYH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 152pg, Full Color
|We have a section devoted to How-To and Instructional books on drawing and comics creation. See it here.|
|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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Trots and Bonnie Signed Bookplate
I've eagerly awaited this collection by underground cartoonist Shary Flenniken. These strips first appeared mostly in the National Lampoon. At the very last minute, we've been told a signed bookplate is available—meanwhile the books came in this week. We're holding off listing them until we can put the bookplates with them (free, of course).
Statues shipping cost
You may have noticed we're not offering as many statues as we once did. The cost of shipping these both FROM our suppliers to us, then to you, is getting more and more prohibitive. The three new ones we have this week above, are close to or actually break-even for us after we calculate how much shipping is — we have to absorb quite a bit of the cost getting them to you. Statues cost far more than a comparably-priced book because they have to be shipped by Priority Mail. That said, we have a little more margin on higher-priced statues, $150-$300, but we'll probably have to steer clear of ones under $100.
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