Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Spider-Man by John Romita, Batman Death in the Family, Lovecraft Tarot, Superman and Heavy Metal!

Another week of variety: The Amazing World of Superman is reprinted from 1973; Romita's Spider-Man in an Artisan Edition; Evanier's New Gods; Batman Death in the Family. Graphic Novels look at Sirens and Norsemen, Corsairs, Repairman Jack...and The Legion of Superheroes. A new Heavy Metal and Alter Ego, Lovecraft Tarot, PS Artbooks and a new volume in the Sex and Horror series, always a treat! Enjoy!!

You're getting this a day early this week because some of the staff is going on spring break. Next week we'll be back to our usual Thursday evening.

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Collects the complete issues #67-69, 71, 75 and 84, 1968-70. Recommended. By John Romita. Jazzy John Romita was for many the definitive artist on the Amazing Spider-Man, for a generation of fans who got on board after Ditko's reign. His sleek line work brought the web-slinger to life for a generation of fans. Additionally there is a beautiful gallery section of Romita extras. While apparently black and white, each page was scanned in color. All corrections, blue pencils, paste-overs, all the little nuances that make original art unique, are here for you to examine. IDW, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: JRASPA
Soft Cover, 8x12, 152pg, b&w
Click on the banner for more Artisan Editions, and here for all our Artist's Editions.

Collects Witchblade #20-36 plus nine more issues over 4 titles. Massive!! By David Wohl et al. Art by Michael Turner et al. The saga continues, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Witchblade! In this second absolute collection of the bestselling original series, New York cop Sara Pezzini falls further down the supernatural rabbit hole of ancient artifacts, illuminati industrialists, and all manner of occult outlaws. But while the mysterious power of the Witchblade has chosen Sara as its bearer, she's less convinced of her qualifications. The Darkness makes its first crossover appearance. Image Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: CWIT02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 624pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
This is really quite the bargain for as big as this is. Volume 1 is also available, same discounted price of $26.99 [CWIT01].

Collects #1-14. By Mark Evanier. Art by Pris Cullins. Created by Jack Kirby in 1971, The New Gods combined Kirby's love for science fiction with myth and legend. More than a decade later, writer Mark Evanier and artist Paris Cullins revisited the worlds of New Genesis and Apokolips, bringing back fan-favorite characters such as Orion, Lightray, Metron, Kalibak, and the nefarious Darkseid. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: NEWG01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 368pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99
Click here for Jack Kirby's Fourth World, The Forever People Artist's Edition, the Mr. Miracle Artist's Edition and archives, Kirby's Eternals, and more.

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

Item Code: WHOS01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1320pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00
This is a whopping 1320 pages, it may be the largest Omnibus Edition we've handled!

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

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

A deluxe new hardcover edition of the 1973 classic w/separate fold out poster. Two all-new stories created in 1973 for this special edition commemorating the newly named city of Metropolis. "Superman in Superland" by Wayne Boring and a new origin by Murphy Anderson. Plus "How a Comic is Created," features on the TV show and stage play, secrets revealed and more special features. Cool! DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: AMAZWH
Hard Cover, 10x14, 64pg, b&w
$19.99 $17.99

New Fun Comics #1, 1935. Essays by Jerry Bails, Roy Thomas & Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. Highly Recommended. By Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson et al. For the first time ever, the very first comic book published by DC Comics is reprinted. Published at the start of 1935, New Fun Comics #1 made history as the first comic book made up of new stories instead of reprints of newspaper comic strips. Cowboys, gunfighters, space heroes, adventurers and soldiers of fortune populated these pages, each of which is a separate one-page installment in the style of Sunday newspaper comics, but twice normal comic book size. Here reproduced that huge size, in hardcover. DC Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: NEWF01H
Hard Cover, 11x15, 48 pg., Partial Color

Graphic Novels


SIRENS OF THE NORSE SEA Volume 1 The Waters of Skagerrak
By Fran├žoise Ruscak and Gihef Gihef. Art by Phil Briones and Marco Dominici. Highly Recommended. Fierce Vikings and mystical but equally fierce Sirens face each other in a never-ending battle to claim the most significant natural resource their world has to offer: the sea itself. For generations, Viking clans have faced Siren tribes (mermaids) in battles waged on land and sea — battles that pit brute strength against sorcery and cunning versus charm. Humanoids, 2021....More.

Item Code: SIRN01
Soft Cover, 8x10, 112pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

Translated from the French. Recommended. By Tarek. Art by Vincent Pompetti. French corsairs and a genie? A distant cousin of Aladdin's genie from "1001 Nights" offers them three wishes. These talented but naive pirates fall into a series of adventures which will make them cross the southern seas in the search of The Treasure of Rackham The Cruel. Handsomely painted. Black Panel Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: CORSA
Soft Cover, 8x11, 66pg, Full Color
Here's more in the Piracy genre. Some fun books have appeared recently.

Signed. Art by Antonio Fuso. An original graphic novel starring the wildly popular urban mercenary, subject of dozens of prose novels by F. Paul Wilson. Illustrated by Antonio Fuso (James Bond). Got a problem? He can fix it. He thought he'd seen the last of the Rakoshi, a nightmare out of a Lovecraft story...but one cunning and deadly creature has survived. Jack faces the fights of his life as he seeks to end the creature once and for all, before it ends him! Wilson is a NY Times bestselling sci-fi and mystery writer. Dynamite, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: FPREPHS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
Also available in hardcover, unsigned [FPREPH. $24.99, $21.99].

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES Volume 2 The Trial of the Legion
Collects #7-12. Recommended. By Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Ryan Sook et al. Award winner Brian Bendis and master artist Ryan Sook! Outstanding and unique. The United Planets has found the Legion of Super-Heroes guilty of crimes against the galaxy, and it's up to our young heroes to prove their innocence! Featuring an all-star cast of artists, this collection features a surprise 1,000 years in the making—the unstoppable behemoth Rogol Zaar has survived the millennium to haunt Superboy and his teammates! DC Comics, 2021.  ...More.

Item Code: LEG02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$16.99 $15.50
Volume 1: Millennium is also available [ LEG01. $19.99, $17.99]. See our website for several more Legion of Superheroes Omnibus volumes and archives from their beginnings in the Silver Age.



HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE #305 Frank Frazetta Cover
By Steve Orlando et al. Behind a Frazetta cover, a new interview with Frank Jr. about his father. A ragtag squad of Confederate soldiers calls upon the ultimate evil to save the South, in Ron Marz & Armitano's "Swamp God." Darkwing, chapter 5. A combat unit comprised of Vampires, Minotaurs and mythical species find that they're part of a diabolical plot in "Queensbury" by Patrick Smith. Fan favorite Nelson and the Cold Dead War crew make a return in "Cryptwalker." Heavy Metal, 2021. Mature readers. ...More.

Item Code: HM305
Magazine, 8x11, 178pg, Full Color
We are still waiting on our restocks, as some of the out of print issues have gone back to print. And here is #303, which is brand new but we didn't have time to get it fully listed here. It will be featured next week. #304 came in as well, but unfortunately all were damaged, so we'll have to wait for the replacement shipment.

Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas.Alter Ego #169 shines its spotlight on Groovy Gary Friedrich — co-creator of Marvel's Ghost Rider. Peter (From the Tomb) Normanton on Friedrich's horror/mystery comics! Plus EC covers that might have been, Ghost Rider cover by Mike Ploog, a detailed look at Golden Age artist Ken Bald and much more. TwoMorrows, 2021....More.

Item Code: AE169
Magazine, 8x11, 84pg, Partial Color
Many back issues remain going back to #151, although several are sold out. Click here for full details. Also available is The Best of Alter Ego with features from the first 11 issues from 1961-68 [BESA02. $19.95]. Only seven copies remain available.

H.P. Lovecraft Tarot!


Signed & numbered plate, from 2000. Artist and creator Nemo's homage to the works of great H.P. Lovecraft — a deck that might have existed in the Lovecraftian universe, perhaps even used by the witch, Keziah Mason, or old wizard Whateley; and to carry forward the eldrich atmosphere that Lovecraft weaved so well. Detailed pen and ink drawings create this full 78 card Tarot deck which comes cradled snugly in a heavy lidded presentation box. Nemo's Locker, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: BOOKAZT
3.5x5, Two Color

Signed! By Nemo. Tarot illustrations based on the major denizens inhabiting Lovecraft's dark, cold universe! The Book of Azathoth provides an outline of the various traditional Qabalistic, Astrological, Planetary and Elemental schemata associated with the Tarot as it relates to this deck; providing the framework, or skeleton if you will, that underlies the Azathoth Tarot and gives sustenance to its interpretation and meaning. Handsome brown cloth with gold embossed cover design. Nemo's Locker, 2020....More.

Item Code: BOOKAZH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 216pg, Two Color
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PS Art Books



Highly Recommended. Blast in orbit with Captain Rocket, Attack on Planet Mars, Flying Saucers, Robotmen of the Lost Planet, and Space Man! All reproduced completely from cover to cover, just like the original comic and absolutely crammed with tales of science fiction, fantasy, horror and suspense by Wally Wood, Harry Harrison, Gene Fawcette, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, and Jack Sparling! PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: PSSC02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Item Code: PSSC02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color


Also available in softcover, same contents, different cover (pictured above right).


Collects Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds #1-5, 1956-57. Recommended. Straight from the Charlton vaults, fantastic fantasy-supernatural tales and science fiction stories from a roster of writers and artists that includes Steve Ditko (three stories and three covers), together with Bill Molno, Dick Giordano, Charles Nicholas and Rocco Mastroserio. All here, reproduced completely from cover to cover as they should be, just like the original comic! PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: SAMUW01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Item Code: SAMUW01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color


Also available in softcover, same contents, different cover (pictured above right).

PS Artbooks Softee Planet Comics Volume 5
Collects #13-15, 1941. Recommended. Continuing the Softee series of Planet Comics, the remarkable 1940's comic which paved the way to the stars and the movie screens by the likes of Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and our very own Dan Dare. All of these tales created by the staggering artwork from the likes of Dan Zolnerowich, Alex Blum, Henry Kiefer, Bob Powell, Arthur Peddy, Chuck Mazoujian, Leonard Frank, Dick Briefer, George Tuska, Nick Cardy, Al Bryant, Robert Webb, Don Rico, Witmer Williams, Sy Reit, John Celardo, George H. Appel, Pierce Rice, Don Lynch, Don Rico, Al Walker and Al Gabriele. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: PLC05
Soft Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
Volumes 1-4 are in stock, same price. We still have some of the hardcover editions at full price and on sale.


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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Collects Uncanny X-Men #201-209, Longshot #1-6, Marvel Fanfare #33, 1981-82. Chris Claremont and John Romita Jr. are joined by a host of all-star illustrators for a groundbreaking Masterworks! Cyclops' son Nathan Summers — later known as Cable — is born, and his "Days of Future Past" daughter Rachel comes to terms with her Phoenix Force powers! Storm duels Cyclops for team leadership as the threat of the Beyonder looms, Nightcrawler takes a solo turn in an adventure beautifully drawn by June Brigman, and Barry Windsor-Smith crafts a brutal Wolverine tale. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: MMUX13H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 496pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Collects Daredevil #159-172, 1979-82. Highly Recommended. One of the most influential runs in not just Marvel history, but all of comics history begins with the arrival of Frank Miller as the creative force behind Daredevil. Miller remade the mythos, first illustrating Roger McKenzie's scripts with art partner Klaus Janson, then taking over as both writer and artist. Miller grinds the grit of New York City's streets into every page, blending super heroics with the dark tone of noir crime thrillers. DD squares off against Doctor Octopus, the Hulk, Gladiator and the psychotic side of Bullseye before Miller introduces a new icon: the assassin Elektra! And her tempestuous relationship with Matt Murdock will form the unforgettable backdrop to DD's war against the Kingpin! Marvel, 2021. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: MMDA15H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 368pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
See our website for all the latest Masterworks volumes.

Collects Captain America #25-50, 1998; Captain America Annual 2000-2001, material from Captain America: The Legend #1, 1996. By Dan Jurgens. Art by Andy Kubert et al. Comic book titan Dan Jurgens' complete Captain America run! In action-packed adventures, Cap must somehow stop the war efforts of the Hate-Monger, a villain with ties to Hitler himself — and save Ka-Zar from the monstrous murderer Count Nefaria! But when Steve Rogers comes face-to-face with Protocide, he learns that everything he knew about his origin is wrong! And what happens when Steve's girlfriend Connie Ferrari gets caught in an A.I.M. plot? Marvel, 2021. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: CAPADH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 880pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Collects Ghostly Tales #55-59, 1966-67. Hosting here is Mr. L. Dedd (later changed to I. M. Dedd), a middle-aged gentleman with purplish skin and horns who dressed like a vampire. Ghostly Tales was part of a wave of new horror and suspense comics published by Charlton. It debuted with issue #55. Over the course of its 18-year run, Ghostly Tales featured Steve Ditko, Ernie Bache, Rocco Mastroserio, Charles Nicholas, Dick Giordano, Pat Boyette, Bill Ely and Rudy Palais. PS Artbooks, 2021. Due: Jul....More.

Item Code: SAGT01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Collects Dell's Space Man #1-4 & Drift Marlo #1, 1962-63. Art by Jim Sparling and Jack Cooke. Space Man was rocket ace Ian Stannard who, accompanied by his 14-year-old sidekick, Space Academy student Johnny Mack, blasted off from Cape Canaveral in their space ship, the Flyin' Jenny II. Their mission, to find and destroy what had prevented Moon exploration for the last decade. After succeeding, they continue to explore the depths of space, along with Ian's girlfriend, pilot Mary Lansing. PS Artbooks, 2021. Due: Jul....More.

Item Code: SASPM01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
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Sex and Horror Volume 4 is here, with more sizzling Italian paintings of “horror, crime, fantasy, history and fairy tales. Wilder and weirder than you can imagine, they were some of the most outrageous and shocking comics ever produced.” Two of the previous three volumes are also in stock: Volume 3: The Art of Fernando Carcupino [SEHOFC. $36.95, $32.95] and Volume 2: The Art of Alessandro Biffignandi [SEHOAB. $36.95, $32.95].

Volume 1: The Art of Emanuele Taglietti is currently out of print, but it is currently being reprinted, and we hope to have copies in about 4 weeks.

Also new this week: The Debut DVD, following in the theme of Stanley Kubrick's Lolita and Michael Powell's Age of Consent. But told from the female perspective, a “subversive comedy drama.”

And we have a new 42nd Street Forever, #44. Click here for previous releases. Two are still on sale at $14.95 each.

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