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Artists & Illustration


In 2017, the "Godfather of Pop Surrealism," tackled a new medium: ballet — but with his own surreal, abstract themes! In partnership with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), he created "Whipped Cream," a new work that has since become a part of the theatre's repertoire. Featuring interviews with and commentaries from principal dancers"including Misty Copeland, David Hallberg, Stella Abrera, Gillian Murphy, and Daniil Simkin"and members of the creative team, this showcases Ryden's concept art as well as paintings made specifically for this publication. Cernunnos, 2019....More.

Item Code: MARAWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 208pg, Full Color
$49.95 $34.95

Recommended. Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle. "Sex Rampage of the Cycle Savages" ... "Big Mama's Killer Cycle Army" ... "Cross-Country Blast With 'Satan's Riders'" ... "Cycle Queens of Violence" ... The headlines in classic men's pulp adventure magazines sure could paint a picture ... and so could the masters of pulp art who illustrated them! Three decades of vintage pulp magazine covers and interiors, from the 1950s through the early 1970s, most unseen since their original publication. A unique archive of biker covers and interior illustrations at their most savage, with history and context. New Texture, 2016. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: BARBB
Soft Cover, 8x11, 112pg, Partial Color
$19.95 $14.95
See more work by men's magazine artist Samson Pollen, on our website.

COMICS JOURNAL LIBRARY Volume 4 Drawing the Line
Recommended. By Gary Groth. The fourth volume in this ongoing series of lavish coffee-table-books. Far-ranging and introspective interviews drawn from the Utne Award-winning magazine's archives, this volume gathers together four of the sharpest social commentators of our times: Ralph Steadman, Jules Feiffer, Edward Sorel, and David Levine. Each definitive conversation is complimented with generous amounts of illustration. Plus a full-color gallery of rarely seen work. Fantagraphics, 2004. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: CJL04
Soft Cover, 12x12, 120pg, Text/Partial Color
$22.95 $9.95
Also on sale is Comics Journal Specials: Sparring with Gil Kane hurt [SPARG. $22.99, $9.99] and Vol 8, EC Artists Part 1 [CJL08. $28.99, $14.50].

Recommended. By Baron Yoshimoto. From Baron Yoshimoto's vast collection of works from his 60-year career ranging from Gekiga (comics aimed at adult audiences with a dramatic and cinematic style and more mature themes) and illustrations, to paintings. For the first time ever, this book collects Yoshimoto's works from the 1980s, when he spent time in the US. Works from exhibitions under the name "Ryu Manji" in the 1990s and works from Yoshimoto's live drawing event done in collaboration with Katsuya Terada are showcased as well. Fantasy and realistic beautiful women, alien creatures, and warriors, both men and women, are portrayed full page size. PIE, 2019. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: ARTBYH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 184pg, Full Color
$49.95 $29.95

The Definitive Comic Art Collection. Recommended. By Matt Singer. Foreword by J. M. DeMatteis. This handsome, oversized hardcover collects artwork and storylines from the incredibly rich and expansive history in a brand new and unparalleled way"showcasing the art of the Spider-Man comics and diving deep into the remarkable stories that have shaped him. Featuring the best of Spider-Man comic art and exclusive interviews from leading creators like Brian Michael Bendis, Gerry Conway, Tom DeFalco, J.M. Dematteis, David Michelinie, Mark Millar, Alex Ross, Dan Slott, J. Michael Straczynski, Roger Stern et al. Insight Comics, 2019....More.

Item Code: MARSPEH
Hard Cover, 11x14, 184pg, Text/Full Color
$45.00 $17.50

MARVEL MONOGRAPH The Art of Humberto Ramos Spider-Man
Highly Recommended. Mexican artist Humberto Ramos is one of the most immediately recognizable and innovative talents in modern comic books. Seamlessly blending both Eastern and Western styles, Ramos has worked on many of Marvel's most iconic characters — including Spider-Man, Wolverine and the X-Men — as well as kinetic runs on the fan-favorite Runaways, and the next generation of heroes, The Champions! This volume presents a gorgeous gallery of many of the finest pages and covers that Ramos has ever drawn, from 2001 to today. Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: MARMHR
Soft Cover, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color
$19.99 $12.99

FIRST KINGDOM Portfolio Signed
Publisher File Copy, from 1982. Signed & numbered, 999. Recommended. By Jack Katz. Free Bonus: file copy of the first printing of First Kingdom #1, 1974. A showcase of the artwork from the epic science fiction adventure that reveals the mystery of man's origin and his migration into space. This contains six 11x17 b&w plates in a two-color illustrated portfolio. Jack's art work is some of the most highly detailed in the comics world. Here he could do all that detail in works of much larger size than in the comics format, and it's fun to see him doing the central characters and pivotal scenes, all new for this, with lots of room. Die-cut slipcase, lengthy biography, photo of Jack at work, and bonus unpublished prelim cover to FK #4. Bud Plant, Inc, 1982. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FKPT
Soft Cover, 8x11, 6 plates, b&w
$75.00 $45.00
We also have a few sets of 12 issues of the 24-issue run, which includes #1, first printing [FKSET. $100, $49].

IMAGES #13 Portfolio
Numbered from 250. Recommended. By Louis Chalon. The centerpiece of the final issue of Images Magazine was eight gorgeous Art Nouveau plates restored from an 1899 issue of the French art magazine, Figaro Illustré. This portfolio reproduces those five-color plates (including gold), on heavy stock, presented in an illustrated and hand-numbered envelope. They appear in Images #13 but are reproduced across double-pages, i.e. across a fold. The subjects here feature beautiful women and highly ornate borders and designs. JVJ, 2014....More.

Item Code: IMAPT
na, 12x18, 8 color plates, Full Color
$65.00 $15.00
I just dropped this from $25 to $15. For more about the art here, see Images #13, the final issue of Jim Vadeboncoeur's fine art magazine [IMA13. $30, $9.95]. Other issues also available.

Comic Book Archives


CRUSADES Volume 1 Knight
Collects #1-9, Vertigo, 2001-02. By Steven T. Seagle. Art by Kelley Jones. An enigmatic 11th century Crusader has come to render a terrible justice on the citizens of 21st century San Francisco. His acts of unspeakable violence spark a firestorm of moral soul-searching in the hearts and minds of the city's most colorful figures. Putting together the pieces of the Knight's mysteriously brutal puzzle is the voluptuous Venus Kostopikas, a fact checker for a dying newspaper with aspirations to rise above her station and lead her own crusade. First of two re-mastered volumes collects — for the first time — the macabre Vertigo crime series complete. Image comics, 2010. Out of Print. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: CRUS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 256pg, Full Color
$29.99 $14.99
Volume 2 is also available, collecting issues #10-20 [CRUS02H. $29.99, $14.99].

Collects #1-5, the complete series, 2002-03. Set in Heavy Liquid's alternate future New York and the same timeline as hit series Batman Year 100, 100% focuses on the intertwining struggles, hopes, and loves of six characters all working and frequenting the seedy Catshack strip club. Blending the worlds of sex work, MMA fighting, and urban menace, 100% asks — is it possible to find love, safety, and hope in this dystopian American megalopolis? Following the 20th anniversary edition of Pope's Heavy Liquid, this is the follow-up, 100%, in a newly remastered edition, a gallery of the wraparound covers, unseen art and sketches, and a new wraparound cover colored by Yuko Shimizu. Nudity, adult themes. Image Comics, 2020. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: PAULP
Soft Cover, 7x10, 264pg, b&w
$24.99 $14.99
Click here for more work by Paul Pope.

Warehouse find, 1982. Limited edition reprint. By Chester Gould. With the huge popularity of Dick Tracy, Dell quickly jumped on the comics bandwagon and began collecting the daily strips. The results were these Feature Books, published by Dell Comics in 1937 and 1938 and collecting complete or nearly complete episodes in one issue. Although the interiors were still black & white, like the strips themselves, the covers were in glorious color and the size, 9x12, was striking for fans of the times. This is a facsimile reprinting of the original comic. Pacific Comics Club, 1982. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: DTFB09
Soft Cover, 8x11, 72pg, b&w
$14.95 $7.50
See more Dick Tracy on the website.

WALT DISNEY'S UNCLE SCROOGE The Tourist at the End of the Universe
Recommended. By Tony Strobl, Marco Rota, Daan Jippes et al. Okay, Quack may look like a normal Duckburgian to Scrooge McDuck—but he's really a spaceman whose shrunken ship is lost in Scrooge's Money Bin! Then in "Crisis at Sorcery Summit," Magica De Spell sics her fellow magic-makers on Scrooge... and in "The Great Cackle Caper," a golden egg has turned up at the McDuck Chicken Farm, and the Beagle Boys are ruling the roost! IDW, 2018....More.

Item Code: WDUSTO
Soft Cover, 6x9, 112pg, Full Color
$12.99 $7.99
More Uncle Scrooge is on the website.

DISNEY MASTERS Volumes 5 & 6 Boxed Set
Highly Recommended. By Giovan Battista Carpi and Romano Scarpa. Vol 5: The best from Italian artist Romano Scarpa (1927-2005). Mickey's diabolical arch-enemy the Phantom Blot is on the loose! But when Mickey, Goofy, and Chief O'Hara set out to stop his crime spree, there's something they don't know: The Blot has Mickey hypnotized our hero is unknowingly doing the bad guy's bidding! Vol 6: First-ever translation of the best stories by Giovan Carpi (1927-99): High up the Duck Family Tree lurks King Dondorado, ancient ruler of a pre-Columbian South American empire. Now Scrooge is after Dondorado's treasure! Fantgraphics, 2019....More.

Item Code: DM03HP
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 370pg, Full Color
$59.99 $34.99
Click here for more Disney Masters on sale.

1967-82. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Steve Englehart, with Gene Colan, Jim Starlin et al. Collects: Marvel Super-Heroes #12-13, 1967; Captain Marvel #1 & 34, 1968; Marvel Spotlight #1-2, 1979; Marvel Graphic Novel #1: The Death Of Captain Marvel, 1982. As Protector of the Universe and de facto defender of Earth, the original Kree Captain Mar-Vell has triumphed over foes large and small. Plus, look back at the seminal battle with Nitro that infected Captain Marvel years before - and, in the midst of a battle with Titan's planet-sized computer system, now corrupted by the madness of Thanos! All prequel to the present day CM, Carol Danvers and the 2019 film. Marvel, 2018....More.

Item Code: DEACM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 168pg, Full Color
$19.99 $12.99

SPIDER-MAN By John Byrne Omnibus
c. 1999-2001. The fan-favorite artist takes on Marvel's #1 title(s). Recommended. By Bill Mantlo, Chris Claremont et al. Art by Roger Stern and John Byrne. Spider-Man is put through his paces as he teams with the Hulk, the Wasp, Ms. Marvel, Iron Fist, Captain Britain, Man-Thing, Thor, Luke Cage and more! Spidey battles Man-Wolf, Doctor Octopus and the Ringer! Revisit chapter one of Spider-Man's history as the web-slinger faces his many foes for the first time! And a legend is reborn as Peter Parker gives up being Spidey only to find a young girl is replacing him and returns to the Spider-Man costume. An amazing run featuring daring drama, fresh faces and classic foes! Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: SPIDJBH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1264pg, Full Color
$125.00 $79.00

THE DREAMING Volume 1 Pathways and Emanation
Collects The Dreaming #1-6 and The Sandman Universe #1, 2018. By Simon Spurrier, Neil Gaiman et al. Art by Bilquis Evely, et al. Beyond the wall of sleep, past the Gates of Horn and Ivory, lies the rich and fertile land where stories are born. It is called the Dreaming—and its own tale is about to take a dark and dangerous turn. Daniel, the Lord of Dreams, has abandoned his kingdom. Lucien, his faithful warden, can feel his own mind slipping away. And the other residents, from the monstrous and mercenary Dora to the gruff, unflappable Merv Pumpkinhead, are fighting among themselves to preserve what they can. But the true nightmare is yet to come. From out of the black chest of retired nightmares emerges a forgotten menace—an evil that has festered in solitary confinement for more than a century. DC Vertigo, 2019....More.

Item Code: DREA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$16.99 $9.99

Comic Strip Collections


Special Sale Price Dailies, 1948-49. Highly Recommended. By Frank Godwin. First appearing on January 26, 1948, this follows the adventures of orphan Rusty Riley and his faithful dog, Flip. Leaving the orphanage, Rusty is hired by wealthy racehorse owner Mr. Miles in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Soon Rusty is thrust into the world of horse racing—as well as danger, lost treasure, criminals, and a beautiful comrade! Introduction by Howard Chaykin, interview with Frank Godwin' s daughter Diane, plus a number of Godwin illustrations covering the span of his long and productive career, several in full glorious color! Classic Comics Press, 2013....More.

Item Code: RR01H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 344pg, Partial Color
$49.95 $19.95

Dailies Jan 1951-July '52 & Sundays May 1951-Dec 52. Recommended. By Dick Huemer & Paul Murry. This is a spoof of the then-current craze for westerns and cowboy heroes. It is satisfyingly thick (300 pages!) with lots of detail about both creators and how the strip came to be. Here is the full story of a wonderful 1950s comic strip, very much a Disney animated feature cleverly disguised as a daily and Sunday comic strip, with these two creators' incredible talents evident from the first page. Classic Comics Press, 2012....More.

Item Code: BUCKO
Soft Cover, 11x9, 302pg, b&w
$29.95 $14.95
Click here for more on sale from Classic Comics Press.

Comics & Graphic Novels


WONDER WOMAN 750 VARIANT 1980s George 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

WONDER WOMAN 750 VARIANT 1990s Brian Bolland
DC Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: WW750BB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96 pg, Full Color
$9.99 $5.99

WONDER WOMAN 750 VARIANT 1970s Olivier Coipel
DC Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: WW750OC
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96 pg, Full Color
$9.99 $5.99

WONDER WOMAN 750 VARIANT 2000s Adam Hughes
DC Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: WW750AH
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96 pg, Full Color
$9.99 $5.99
The Wonder Woman #750 Deluxe Edition is still available [WW750H. $17.99, $15.99].

First published in Italy. By Giorgio Carpinteri. An undersea civilization exists, able to coexist with its less virtuous and crude "surface brothers" on one critical condition: that Aquatlantic and its people remain considered a myth. Until one day, when one man sets off a chain reaction that jeopardizes the entire kingdom. Bold and stylish: Giorgio Carpinteri's graphic brilliance fuses aspects of Futurism, Cubism, Russian Constructivism, and German Expressionism with strong echoes of Bauhaus and Art Deco. Fantagraphics, 2020....More.

Item Code: AQUAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 56pg, Full Color
$19.99 $11.99

Almost Gone! Warehouse find, 1985. Highly Recommended. By Archie Goodwin, John Severin, Arthur Suydam, Gray Morrow et al. Marvel did some WONDERFUL magazines to bypass the comics code and this is one of them. Superb adventure stories much like Warren's Blazing Combat. "Raid" by Goodwin and Severin, "Skywarriors" by Herb Trimpe, "A Slight Delay" by Steve Skeates and Ralph Reese and 3 more rip-roaring stories. Marvel, 1985. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: SA02
Soft Cover, 8x11, 66pg, b&w
Savage Tales morphed into Savage Sword of Conan: see Omnibus collections and much more on our website.

Warehouse find, 1981. Set includes Vol. 1 #12 and Vol. 2 #3. Recommended. Art by Brian Bolland, Frank Miller, Jose Garcia et al. Someone at publisher Egmont knew their comics, and compiled some of DC's most iconic works into these great magazine-size issues, reproducing the stories in crisp black and white, behind cool new painted covers. "Invasion of the Ice People" (Superman and Wonder Woman) by Martin Pasko, Joe Staton and Jack Abel; "Ghost of the Killer Skies" (Batman meets Enemy Ace) by Neal Adams; and "Menace of the Matter Master!""an early Brave and the Bold Hawkman tryout story by Gardner Fox and Joe Kubert. Also includes a word search puzzle and a Brian Bolland DC heroes pinup. DC, 1981. Condition: Overall very fine or better condition....More.

Item Code: SUPHEP
Magazine, 8x11, 50pg ea., b&w
$8.95 $5.00
We also have a few individual issues available.

HAMMER OF THE GODS Volume 1 Mortal Enemy
Recommended. By Mike Oeming and Mark Wheatley. Art by Michael Avon Oeming, Kelsey Shannon et al. Vikings just want to have fun! Of course, their idea of fun involves sharp bladed weapons, sexy warrior-women, and lots of blood. Sadly, Modi's suffering under a curse and if he ever touches a weapon he will lose his soul. Worse still, he's obligated to a fight-to-the-finish with the God Thorr! Who can blame the gods for not expecting Modie would have the courage and the power to stand against them. "..the quest of one hero, one simple good man with one simple good question. Why?" -from Peter David's introduction. IDW, 2009....More.

Item Code: HAMG01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$19.99 $5.00
We have two more illustrated works by Mark Wheatley, Songs of Giants signed from 1000 [SONGHS. $29.99] and Doctor Cthulittle signed from 1000, just one left [DOCCTHS. $50].

Collects #1000-1001. Highly Recommended. By Gaiman, Waid, Busiek, Claremont, Loeb et al. Art by J. Scott Campbell, John Cassaday, Terry Dodson et al. Eighty years! Eighty legendary creators! All in one sensational hardcover! In celebration of Marvel's 80th anniversary, they gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between two covers! Names from the past, from the present and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comic book luminaries, tackling one-page stories covering dozens of Marvel characters, from Black Bolt to Wolverine and everyone in between! Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: MARVCH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 144pg, Full Color
$29.99 $17.99

Recommended. By Adam Glass and Olivia Cuartero-Briggs. Art by Hayden Sherman. Geneva. Winter. 1816, Mary, her fiancé Percy, sisters Claire and Fanny, and the celebrated poet Lord Byron find themselves guests of the eerie Frankenstein Estate. The macabre and frightening events that follow lead Mary to both a gruesome and shocking discovery. Their mysterious host is not at all what they expected, and their intentions will change the course of Mary's life forever! "A fun gothic romp." -Newsrama. Variant covers by Bernard Chang and Brandon Peterson. Bonus artist interview & character and page studies. Aftershock, 2020. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: MARMH01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$14.99 $9.99
See more on Frankenstein and Mary, including Berni Wrightson illustrating the complete novel.

BOY WHO BECAME A DRAGON A Bruce Lee Story Hardcover
A graphic novel of Bruce Lee's youth and career. By Jim Di Bartolo. Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 — in both the hour and the year of the dragon. Almost immediately, he was plunged into conflict: as a child in Hong Kong when it was invaded and occupied by the Japanese; as the object of discrimination and bullying; and as a teenager grappling against the influence of gangs. As the world knows, Lee found his calling through kung fu — first as a student, then as a teacher, and finally as a global star, culminating in the amazing acting in Enter the Dragon. Graphix, 2020....More.

Item Code: BOYWH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 240pg, Full Color
$27.99 $14.99

SHAZAM The Monster Society of Evil
Collects #1-4, 2007. Highly Recommended. By Jeff Smith. Introduction by Alex Ross. After Bone, my very favorite work by Jeff Smith. When Billy Batson follows a mysterious stranger onto the subway, he never imagines he's entering a strange world of powerful wizards, talking tigers, kid-eating monsters, political intrigue and mysterious villains. And a young and very, very wild Mary Marvel, reimagined by Smith. Billy encounters all that and more when the wizard gives him a magic word that transforms him into the world's mightiest mortal. Now, he must use his extraordinary new abilities to face an incoming invasion of alien creatures and to stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world! DC, 2019....More.

Item Code: SHAZM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$19.99 $12.99
See more Shazam collections online.

MARVEL COMICS INDEX Volume 1 #4 Fantastic Four Hurt
Warehouse find, 1977. Jim Steranko cover. Well-known fan George Olshevsky began a series of indices of Marvel comics runs, in which this was the 4th volume. It lists full credits for every issue of FF from #1 through 179, plus 11 Annuals, Silver Surfer #1-18 and a bit more. Includes all credits, storylines, guests, first appearances, and commentary on each issue, with a b&w picture of each cover. Marvel, 1977. Out of Print. Condition: Scuffed covers, more so on the back but still somewhat on the Steranko front cover....More.

Item Code: MARV04
Soft Cover, 8x11, 100 pg, b&w
$20.00 $5.00

Collects Black Panther #1-4, 2016, and Fantastic Four #52, 1968. Recommended. By Ta-Nehisi Coates. Art by Brian Stelfreeze. A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. Plus BP's 20-page origin story, complete, from Fantastic Four #52. Marvel, 2016....More.

Item Code: BLPAN01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$16.99 $9.99
Here's more Black Panther, plus the actual true story of the 1970s revolutionaries, The Black Panther Party [BLAPAN. $19.99, $17.99].

FIVE YEARS Volume 2 Stalemate Signed
Signed! Recommended. By Terry Moore. Using their past criminal experience, Katchoo and Tambi lead an elite team of Rachel Rising and Echo heroes to take down the key players of a US vs. Russia race to build an apocalyptic bomb. While global leaders scramble to negotiate, the Russian test quickly approaches and Katchoo fears they may be too late. Is this how it ends? Find out in Stalemate! Abstract Studio, 2020....More.

Item Code: FIV02S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 106pg, b&w
$15.99 $9.99

Signed. Highly Recommended. Katchoo and Francine are living the dream, happily married and raising two little girls in their mountain retreat. But then Tambi arrives with bad news. A former Parker Girl threatens to expose Katchoo's links to the criminal empire Darcy Parker built, with Katchoo by her side. Katchoo embarks on a global search for the girl, now in hiding, to stop her before her family is destroyed. An all-new story celebrating Strangers in Paradise's 25th anniversary. Bonus 12-pages of full page drawings. Abstract Studio, 2018....More.

Item Code: TMSPS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, b&w
$15.99 $10.99
Click here for more by Terry Moore, all signed.

Recommended. By Jeremy Holt. Art by John Lucas. Harry Houdini, master magician and covert spy for the United States government, is dead...or is he? The only man who can save him is his estranged son Josef, who, like his father, knows the power of magic—real magic—and how it can be more than just an illusion. Josef Houdini takes after his father: A gifted escape artist, there's not a jam he can't get himself out of. Then again, when your father is one of the greatest illusionists of all time, that comes as no surprise. What does come as a surprise is the fact that Harry Houdini is not only the world's greatest magician, but also a top-secret operative for the US government during World War I. Insight Comics, 2018....More.

Item Code: AFTH
Soft Cover, 8x10, 112pg, Full Color
$16.99 $9.99

STAR WARS Adventures Tales From Vader's Castle
Collects the five-issue series. By Cavan Scott. Art by Derek Charm. Follow Lina Graf, Crater, and friends as they sneak—and fight—their way into the terrifying castle of Darth Vader! Along the way, they'll trade spooky stories featuring the most terrifying villains and creatures in the universe. Obi-Wan, Han and Chewie, Hera Syndulla, and the Ewoks, face classic creeps like ghosts, monsters, witches, and more... all with a signature Star Wars twist! A Disney book. Also drawing this are Kelley Jones, Robert Hack, Charles Paul Wilson II, Corwin Howell et al. Covers by Francesco Frankavilla. IDW, 2019....More.

Item Code: SWADV
Soft Cover, 6x9, 120pg, Full Color
$12.99 $7.99
More Star Wars? See the website.

WORMWORLD SAGA Volume 2 The Shelter of Hope
Recommended. By Daniel Lieske. In the second volume of The Wormworld Saga, Jonas discovers there's just as much danger as there is beauty in this fantasy world. When he begins to realize his arrival in the Wormworld might be no accident at all, will he be able to face his own destiny to meet the sinister fire god Unurtha? Plus a special prequel story. We like this series, it's very much in animation style, with some lovely settings of cities and castles, and a fun young hero with his only friend a lovely young lady who's leaving him to learn the ropes, so to speak. Lion Forge, 2018....More.

Item Code: WORS02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$9.99 $5.99
Volume 3 is available too, no discount [WORS03. $9.99]—few left.

BATMAN The Killing Joke
Packed with bonus features. Highly Recommended. By Alan Moore. Art & new introduction by Brian Bolland. Batman: The Killing Joke is Alan Moore's unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity, heroism and villainy, comedy and tragedy. Stunningly illustrated by artist Brian Bolland, presenting his original vision of this modern classic. This new edition includes Batman: The Killing Joke and stories from Batman: Black and White #4 and Countdown #31, along with numerous Batman and Joker covers and sketches by Brian Bolland, including artwork only previously published in the Absolute Edition! DC, 2019....More.

Item Code: BATKJOH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 96 pg, Full Color
$17.99 $11.99

Set of four variant covers–interior is the same–by Vicente Cifuentes, Triona Farrell, Jorge Fornes, Caspar Wijngaard, Tom Feister, and Mohan. By Mike Carey. Art by Kenan Yarar. To stop a war a planet must fall. For Barbarella the ends don’t justify the terrible means, but if she acts to save billions of innocents it may spell defeat and disaster for Earth. Oh, if there were only another way. She starts off the story in a battle to the death with a robot, and has to have her own body repaired and reconstructed with the advanced science of her age. Then it’s into the next battle, astride a super-powered horse. Dynamite, 2018.Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: BAR01P
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
$15.99 $7.99
Here's two more Barbarella collections, Vol 1 [BAR01P. $15.99, $10.99], and Vol 2 [BAR02P. $15.99 $7.99], both also on sale. We also have other comic sets on sale, reduced from $15.99 to $7.99 per set.

Pulp Fiction


Resurrection Day & Repel. Recommended. By Kenneth Robeson. Introduction by Peter David. Doc Savage returns in two more great pulp adventures. In Resurrection Day (1936), the Man of Bronze perfects a method for resurrecting a dead human being. In Repel (1937), a strange new element is expelled in a volcanic eruption, falling into the hands of Cadwiller Olden, Savage's most formidable foe. Nostalgia, 2006....More.

Item Code: DC02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Text/b&w
$12.95 $6.95
Our on-sale Doc Savage pulp reprints are slowly selling out and we cannot restock any at this price. Act now, here's the full list.

City of Crime & Shadow Over Alcatraz. Recommended. By Walter Gibson. Lamont Craston enters a "City of Crime" to bring the shadow of justice to hidden plotters. Then, a near-fatal attack on Kent Allard sets The Shadow on the trail of a criminal who plots an assault on Alcatraz to launch his empire. Features a cover by George Rozen, original b&w illustrations by Edd Cartier, and essays by pop culture historian Will Murray. Sanctum, 2008....More.

Item Code: SHT16
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Text/b&w
$12.95 $7.50
The same applies to The Shadow, but we have even less of these left. The later issues are not discounted but will also be running out very soon. Many of the other Sanctum reprints are also on sale, including The Spider, The Black Bat, Nick Carter and The Avenger.

Rare Books


By Gil Bruvel. A beautiful coffee table art book, filled with over 50 color plates of exquisite original works of art from the palette of award winning, French visionary artist Gil Bruvel. Comes with a red cloth, gold embossed slipcase. Book is signed and personalized "To Doug". Bruvel Editions, 1994. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Book has a tiny bump to the top corner. Slipcase has some shelf wear and residue from a price sticker on the front....More.

Item Code: RB669
Hard Cover, 10x13, 64pg, Full Color
$125.00 $100.00

Collects X-Men #1-10, 1963-1965. By Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby. This is a collection of X-Men Comic books Nos 1-10 compiled into 1 Graphic Novel with an introduction by Stan Lee. The X-Men #1, September 1963: "X-Men"; The X-Men #2, November 1963: "No One Can Stop the Vanisher"; The X-Men #3, January 1964: "Beware of the Blob"; The X-Men #3, March 1964: "The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants"; The X-Men #5, May 1964: "Trapped: One X-Man!"; The X-Men #6, July 1964: "Sub-Mariner! Joins the Evil Mutants"; The X-Men #7, September 1964: "Return of the Blob"; The X-Men #8, November 1964: "The Uncanny Threat of ...Unus, The Untouchable!"; The X-Men #9, January 1965: "Enter, The Avengers!"; The X-Men #10, March 1965: "The Coming of...Ka-Zar!"; Marvel, 1987. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Book has a small bump to the bottom edge, and sunning to the spine of the jacket....More.

Item Code: RB531
Hard Cover, 7x10, 231pg, Full Color
$60.00 $45.00

First edition. By Richard A. Lupoff. Thirty-five rare comic books, valued at a quarter of a million dollars of rare comic books (including the first appearance of Superman, Batman, Marvel Mystery Comics No 1.), have been stolen. Insurance claim adjuster Hobart Lindsey at first can only laugh, but that is before he finds that he must follow a dangerous path from the backstabbing and dangerous world of big-time comic book collectors to the kinky streets of Berkeley to the holographic wonders of a computer millionaire. Offspring Press, 1988. Condition: Very Fine. As New. Slipcase has a small pen mark and residue from a price sticker....More.

Item Code: RB980
Hard Cover, 6x9, 270pg, Text/b&w
$60.00 $45.00

Signed & Limited #160 of 250. By Garry Trudeau. This was first produced as a cabaret show and opened in NYC. This transcription of the show is accompanied by pertinent Doonesbury strips. An uncommon Trudeau item. No dust jacket issued. Lord John Press, 1986. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/ As New....More.

Item Code: RB1024
Hard Cover, 12x10, 48 pg., Partial Color
$75.00 $45.00

First Edition. By Chris Achilleos. Foreword by Ray Harryhausen. One of the most popular fantasy artists in the world, Chris Achilleos has created near photo-realistic paintings of fantasy, science fiction, stunning women and nature in all its forms to illustrate hundreds of books, magazines and posters for almost 40 years.Sirens collects the cream of Achilleos's illustrations, including Doctor Who and Star Trek, movies, amazons, fighting fantasy and pin-ups, accompanied by a discussion of the artist's techniques and influences, in a feast for the eyes. Paper Tiger, 1986. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Cover has a small crease and a few scuffs and scratches....More.

Item Code: RB736
Soft Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
$75.00 $55.00
See the latest Rare Books here, and also sort by lowest price or highest price!

Poster & DVD


Highly Recommended. A very large, creepy, magnificent painting of a huge Cthulhu, towering hundreds of feet above a lost sailing ship, sails shredded, about to be crushed and sunk into oblivion. It's a dark, stormy scene in the midst of a swirling, crashing ocean—Lovecraft superbly brought to life for your wall. We very much like Luong's excellent Art of Richard Luong, so when he told us he'd privately printed up this cool print, we had to offer it. 2016. Condition: Slight crease to one of the corners that occurred in transit to us....More.

Item Code: CTHPO
na, 39x24, na, Full Color
$25.00 $15.00
Call of Cthulhu [CALCH. $29.95, $27.95] and just out, At the Mountains of Madness Vol 1 [ATMOUNH. $29.95, $27.95] are our Highest Recommended HPL books. Check out more Lovecraft here, including two Complete Fiction collections [$21.99 in hardcover, and $35 in slipcase].

Originally released 1968. Directed by Luchino Visconti. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis. In the mid-sixties, famed producer Dino De Laurentiis brought together the talents of five celebrated Italian directors for an anthology film. Their brief was simple: to direct an episode in which beautiful actress Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice, Ludwig) plays a witch. Franco Rosso (The Woman in the Painting) concocts a story of revenge in "The Sicilian's Wife," while Vittorio De Sica (Shoeshine) casts Clint Eastwood as Mangano's estranged husband in "An Evening Like the Others." A stunning homage to Italian comic books. MVD, 2018....More.

Item Code: WITDVD
Full Color
$24.95 $14.95
Click here for more DVDs, from Harryhausen and Stanley Kubrick film & book collections, to Justine and more adult fare.

Bettie Page


THE LITTLE BOOK OF BETTIE Taking a Page from the Queen of Pinups
Recommended. By Tori Rodriguez. Foreword by Dita Von Teese. A lifestyle guide for the uninhibited, inspired by the Queen of Pinups. Real advice on fashion, makeup, fitness, and more for today's modern woman who loves a little dose of retro and a big dose of sexuality. All with plenty of vintage pics of Bettie, as well as pictures of modern girls like Dita (who writes the introduction) and Bettie look-alikes, and a workout routine juxtaposed with Bettie showing her best poses in the same positions! She was really working out! Complete with a bio of Bettie's career and more text. Running Press, 2018....More.

Item Code: LBBET
Soft Cover, 5x7, 216pg, Text/Partial Color
$16.99 $4.99

BETTIE PAGE #5 Comic Set
Set of three variant covers—interior is the same. Recommended. By David Avallone. Interior art by Colton Worley. An original Bettie Page photo-cover along with covers by Joseph Michael Linsner and J. Bone. You know that thing where your flight back to NYC is interrupted so you can be debriefed at a secret government base, only to find that base under attack by giant radioactive monsters? And you can't get another flight back home until you defeat the giant radioactive monsters? Sucks, right? But our Bettie can handle it. Interesting new stories with Bettie as model and entertainer...and reluctant adventurer and heroine. Dynamite, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: BP05P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
$11.99 $7.99
Click here for other Bettie comic sets, most on sale.

BETTIE PAGE #1 The Princess and The Pinup (Series 2)
Collects #1-5, 2019. By David Avallone. Art by Julius Ohta and Jordan Michael Johnson. The brand-new Queen of England has mysteriously vanished, and British Intelligence needs a helping hand from the world's greatest model spy! Can Bettie the First find Elizabeth the Second before the news gets out and panics all of Great Britain? Are UFOs involved? David Avallone (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) and Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes) present Bettie's return in "The Princess and The Pinup!" Includes 21 covers & variant covers by Ron Lesser, Ohta, Royle, David Williams and photo covers for each issue. Dynamite, 2019....More.

Item Code: BET01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 137pg, Full Color
$19.99 $12.99

Set of five variant covers—interior is the same—by Julius Ohta, David Williams & Kelsey Shannon, Scott Chantler. By David Avallone. Art by Julius Ohta. Flying saucers in the sky, treason on the ground, and only two brave young women can save the world from invasion and domination. Lucky for us those two women are the Queen of Pin-ups and the Queen of England! If you thought Downton Abbey was great but needed more extraterrestrials (and who didn't?), you'll want to read the fourth chapter of this Bettie Page adventure, brought to you by David Avallone (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Twilight Zone: The Shadow) and Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes). Dynamite, 2019....More.

Item Code: BET04P
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea, Partial Color
$11.95 $6.95
Here's more Bettie comics, graphic novels and original photos, many on sale.

Adult Graphic Novels


Erotic adventures. with aliens. Recommended. Collects -5, 2019. By Sarah Beattie, Tim Seeley. Art by Rebekah Isaacs. In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampo, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device with a big idea: She'll travel to new worlds, engage —intimately — with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in Money Shot! Well-drawn and pretty wild. Not explicit, but nudity with sexual situations. Vault Comics, 2020. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: MONS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$17.99 $10.99

PUSSYCATS Volume 1 Signed
Signed by author Vince Brusio! Collects #0-4, 2015. By Vince Brusio. Art by Mats Engesten and Ivica Sretenovic. Cover art by Ray Lago. Up is down and black is white when six fearsome and sexy adult film stars shoot it out with bad guys in this dark action thriller. And with some explicit sex, of course. "Pussycats mixes Sons of Anarchy with Charlie's Angels to produce ass-kickin' girls going against gangsters and world governements". Underground operative Mother Superior sets in motion a disinformation campaign to protect her friends from political fallout and kill a bunch of people who want to exploit her past for profit. E-Comix, 2015. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: PUS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, b&w
$17.99 $11.99

PUSSYCATS Volume 2 Baltimore Comic Con Variant Signed
Signed by Vince Brusio. Collects Sex, Drugs, & The Impossible #1-2, and The End of Everything #1-2. By Vince Brusio. Art by Mats Engesten and Ivica Sretenovic. Cover art by Kane Gallagher. Running from a rogue government, the Pussycats encounter The Globalist Initiative and a villain named Mr. Sun. In retaliation for Mother Superior and Nurse Nancy's disinformation campaign, Cowgirl Cathy, Schoolgirl Suzie, and Powerhouse Pam are marked for death. Allies called in for reinforcement live outside our solar system, or (in the case of Viper and Foxglove) are Pussycats legacies from the future — which is under siege from flesh-eating zombies. Nudity, adult themes, extreme violence. E-Comix, 2018. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: PUS02V
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96 pg, b&w
$14.99 $8.99

Adult DVD's


PEEKARAMA Women at Play & Good Girl, Bad Girl DVD
Originally released 1984. Double Feature. Directed by Art Ben. With Colleen Brennan, Taija Rae, Paula Meadows, Sharon Kane et al. Women at Play: Beautiful Paula Meadows stars as stage director Wallis Greene, who is putting together an erotic play. Casting a group of young vixens in the roles, the young actresses decide to take a method approach and embark on a series of erotic adventures, making their husbands question where their wives go each night. Good Girl, Bad Girl: An actress in a controversial sex-themed stage show has been found murdered. Hard-nosed cop Mark Costa (Joey Silvera) soon finds himself in a bizarre and kinky world of erotic theatre. Costa is also dealing with the day-to-day struggles in his own romantic relationships. Co-starring Colleen Brennan, Sharon Mitchell, and Taija Rae Vinegar Syndrome, 2018. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: PWOM
Full Color
$24.98 $14.98
Click here for four more Peekarama double movie collections at regular price.

VOYEUR Jessica & Heidi DVD
Directed by Warren Speed. Flat mates Jessica and Heidi work different shifts in different office jobs, but once at home they're both kinky shameless vixens. We follow them individually as they arrive home on separate days and go about their domestic chores in a revealing state of undress .. relaxing, cleaning, having a bath, doing their hair and make-up. They both love trying on lots of different outfits too and we watch as they step in and out of various clothing. Lots of lovely flesh on show in this voyeuristic yet tasteful film. Live Wire, 2018. Mature Viewers....More.

Item Code: VOYEU
Full Color
$19.95 $12.95

VOYEUR Aurora & Meredith DVD
Aurora is a young mother but she has a kinky side! When everyone is out, she dresses provocatively and struts around her house without a care in the world, acting as though she's a shameless harlot. As she gets more daring the clothes come off and she loses herself in the moment! Russian model Meredith has a hot date with a rock star tonight so it's time to get ready. Choices, choices — watch as she changes into and out of her seductive outfits. Lots of lovely flesh on display in this voyeuristic, yet tasteful film. Live Wire, 2019. Mature Viewers....More.

Item Code: VOYEUAM
Full Color
$19.95 $12.95
Here's a 3rd Voyeur collection: Sabina, Elle and Victoria [VOYEUS. $19.95]. It's almost gone, too.

42ND STREET FOREVER Peep Show Collection #32 DVD
Fifteen 1970s-80s 8mm stag movies, remastered. Starring Linda Shaw, Susan Nero et al. Salacious shorts. Fifteen classic "loops" with titles like "Sunrise Service", "Lick Me Clean", "Shower Head", and more! Watch for adult film stars Linda Shaw, Susan Nero, Veri Knotty and Arcadia Lake, and a slew of unknowns in these raunchy rarities! Their place in history is undeniable. Hardcore 8mm stag films introduced explicit human sexuality to the general public. Predating every other moving picture home format, these inauspicious productions provided a window to a whole other world of sexual fantasies. Impulse Pictures, 2018. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: PSC32
Full Color
$24.95 $14.95
Two more 42nd Street DVDs are on sale, also $14.95. See them all here.
For more sale items, see: Imperfect Editions - Almost Gone - Closeouts

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