We're so excited about the new Niño book, it's going to be the cover of our next catalog. Also this week: Batman and friends, The Flash/Barry Allen from 1970, Neil Gaiman Library 3, Regiment 3 and a great new western from France, Lonesome.
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MIRAGE ART QUEST OF ALEX NINO Volume 2 Signed
With Original Drawing
Item Code: MIRAGD
|Still available: Art of Alex Niño 1 Signed, three copies left, published in 2008 and limited to 500 [ARAND. $100]. Dark Suns of Gruaga Portfolio, a warehouse find from 1978. Signed, dated and numbered from 1000. Ten plates. [DSUGRU. $150]. See more from Alex on our website.|
|BATMAN The Adventures Continue Season One
Collects Batman: The Adventures Continue #1-8, 2020. Recommended. By Paul Dini and Alan Burnett. Art by Ty Templeton, Mark Morales and Shawn Parsons. Step into the world of Batman: The Animated Series once again with all-new stories. Starting off with an attack on S.T.A.R. Labs in Gotham City by a giant robot that steals an entire room of the laboratory — and with Lex Luthor freshly back in Gotham, he knows where to start his search. With The Joker, Harley Quinn, Red Hood, Azrael, Deathstroke, and Armored Batman. Plus 8 variant covers and 15 cool “title cards” by Randy Mayor. DC Comics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: BATADV
Soft Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Full Color
|HARLEY QUINN BLACK + WHITE + RED |
Collects #1-17, plus two new original ten-page stories! Recommended. By dozens of creators, including Paul Dini and Adam Hughes!! 19 wild, stand-alone tales of Gotham City's craziest clown princess are presented in nothing but black, white, and bold splashes of red. See how Harley's story unfolds in worlds beyond the DC Universe, in the alternate timelines of Batman: White Knight, Harleen, and the Harley Quinn animated series! Witness her darkest hours and her happiest moments! Wait, did she just...win an underground rap battle?! An incredible array of award-winning talent from across the comics industry have put their reputations in jeopardy to bring you these stories! DC Comics, 2021....More.
Item Code: HQBWR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 232pg, Full Color
|CATWOMAN SOULSTEALER |
Recommended. An original Young Adult graphic novel, based on the NY Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, adapted by Louise Simonson, art by Samantha Dodge. A very different stand-alone story, complex and nicely told, co-starring Batwing. It's been two years since Selina Kyle last set eyes on Gotham City...and now that Batman is gone...Selina is back! Or at least, Holly Vanderhees is. As Gotham's newest socialite, she'll put her old talent for picking pockets to new use while rubbing shoulders with the city's finest citizens. DC Comics, 2021....More.
Item Code: CATSS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 208pg, Full Color
|BATMAN THE GOLDEN AGE Omnibus Volume 9 |
Collects Batman #76-84, plus stories from Detective Comics #192-208 and World's Finest Comics #63-70, 1953-54. Highly Recommended. By Bill Finger, Dick Sprang, Jim Mooney et al. 600 pages of never-collected stories feature alternate versions, pre-Silver Age, 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, much more, in 24 complete, stand-alone stories from tough-to-find issues of Batman's Golden Age titles. DC Comics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: BATG09H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 672pg, Full Color
|See our website for previous Golden Age Omnibuses and Batman, Batgirl, Huntress, The Joker and Harley.|
|THE FLASH The Death of Iris West |
Collects #270-284, 1979-80. By Cary Bates. Alex Saviuk, Don Heck, et al. Can the fastest man alive outrun his worst nightmare? Barry Allen, the original Silver Age Flash, can't outrun the loss of his wife, but nothing will stop him from hunting down her killer. Follow along to find out who is responsible for her death. One of the most iconic stories in the pre-Crisis history. DC Comics, 2021....More.
Item Code: FLDEAH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 280pg, Full Color
|Much more with The Flash is here.|
|THE NEIL GAIMAN LIBRARY Volume 3|
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, Russell, Scott Hampton, Paul Chadwick, Michael Zulli, and Troy Nixey. 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 sets up shop in Innsmouth only to discover that the world may be ending and that the instrument of destruction is a werewolf. Dark Horse, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: NGLIB03H
Hard Cover, 8x12, 344pg, Full Color
|Volumes 1 and 2, same discounted price. See much more Gaiman here.|
SNOW, GLASS, APPLES Signed
Signed bookplate. Our Highest Recommendation. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Colleen Doran. A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by New York Times bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran! A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter, Snow White—who literally murders the king. Roles are reversed and this evil creature cannot be destroyed. We added an illustrated bookplate signed by Colleen before I knew just how beautiful a work this is. Colleen's art and design (there are very few actual panels) are inspired by Art Nouveau illustrator and stained glass designer Harry Clarke. This is gorgeous, page after page!! Adult situations and nudity throughout. Dark Horse, 2019. Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: SNOHS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 64pg, Full Color
|REGIMENT The True Story of the SAS Book 3 |
Recommended. By Vincent Brugeas. Art by Thomas Legrain. Despite the heroic efforts of L Detachment, the unit's victories haven't managed to stop the advance of the German war machine. Soon, Rommel is at the gates of Egypt, and losses mount among David Stirling and Paddy Mayne's men — some crueler than others. In the end, they will have to reinvent themselves and give everything to push back the Desert Fox and earn their name at last: The Special Air Service! Cinebook, 2021....More.
Item Code: REG03
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color
|Books 1 and 2 are also available, $14.95 for Book 1 but only $13.95 for Book 2. Also see The Tankies by Garth Ennis [TANKI. $24.95]. Click here for all the fine books from Cinebook, publisher of new English editions of fine French albums and series, including Valerian, Isabellae, The Battle, and Wyoming Doll.|
|LONESOME Volume 1 The Preacher's Trail |
Highly Recommended. By Yves Swolfs. Kansas, 1861. As tensions rise between the Northern and Southern states, a fanatical, violent preacher leaves a trail of corpses behind him, all the while calling people to take up arms against pro-slavery states. Close on his tail is a lone rider with a strange gift: he can read the past and future of those he touches. In the small town of Holton, a showdown is brewing, but things aren't as straightforward as they seem... Cinebook, 2021....More.
Item Code: LONE01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 56pg, Full Color
|From Outlaw Territory (on sale) and Larrigan, to Pulp, Sky Hawk, Zorro and The Cisco Kid, here's more fine Western genre books.|
|DEATH OR GLORY Prestige Edition |
Collects #1-11, 2018-19. From Image Comics. By Rick Remender. Art by Bengal. Meet Glory: a young woman raised off the grid in a convoy of truckers, the last men and women fighting for true freedom on the American open road. Now, in order to save her father's life, Glory has three days to pull off four dangerous cross-country heists with mob killers, crooked cops, and a psycho ex-husband all out to bring her in — or die trying. Time, fuel, and hope may be in short supply, but no one outruns Glory! Image Comics, 2021....More.
Item Code: DEAGLH
Soft Cover, 7x11, 320pg, Full Color
|POSTER MAN: Seymour Chwast |
50 Years of Iconic Graphic Design. Essays by Shepard Fairey and Steven Heller. 140 curated posters by the revolutionary graphic artist Seymour Chwast provides context and insight into his five-decade career, as well as the poster genre itself. Since founding legendary Push Pin Studios alongside Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel in the 1950s, Chwast's posters have been widely celebrated for their combination of subversive style and strong political satire. His caustic humor, graphic hand, and visual commentary cleverly synthesize in a way that is both wry and immediately understandable. Schiffer, 2021....More.
Item Code: POSMANH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 144pg, Full Color
|I've found just about any book that Steven Heller is involved with is a book well worth checking out. Here are three more with his name associated: Art Young's Inferno, Automobile Design, and 20th Century Alcohol & Tobacco Ads.|
|A DE GRUMMOND PRIMER Highlights of the Children's Literature Collection|
The first book-length project on this major collection provides a history of library science professor Lena de Grummond‘s work and an introduction to major topics in the field of children's literature. With more than ninety full-color images, it highlights particular strengths of the archive, including extensive holdings of fairy tales, series books, nineteenth-century periodicals, Golden Age illustrated books, Mississippi and southern children's literature, nonfiction, African American children's literature, contemporary children's and young adult authors and illustrators, and more. University of Mississippi Press, 2021....More.
Item Code: ADEGH
Hard Cover, 9x9, 176pg, Text/Partial Color
|Here's more on the history of illustration and children's and fairy tale books.|
|THE DRAWINGS OF EDWIN AUSTIN ABBEY |
Highly Recommended. By Alice "Bunny" Carter. Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911). This book focuses on Abbey's line art for magazines and books published by Harper & Brothers, beginning with his earliest works as a new professional in the field. The collection contains over 350 drawings, including an exquisite series done over twenty years for The Comedies of William Shakespeare, followed by a very rare set, The Shakespeare Tragedies. His painstaking devotion to research while securing the appropriate costumes, props and models for his drawings was legendary. Flesk, 2021. Due: Jul. ...More.
Item Code: DRAWEA
Soft Cover, 6x9, na, b&w
|NAUGHTY AND NICE The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm |
New Revised Edition. Highly Recommended. An extensive survey of Bruce Timm's celebrated "after hours" private works. These tastefully drawn nudes, completed purely for fun, are showcased in this exquisite new release. This volume boasts over 250 full-color, line and pencil images of partially clothed and nude women of almost every conceivable description and temperament. Timm blends his animation style with his passion for traditional good-girl art for an approach that is unmistakably all his own. Flesk, 2021. Due: July. Mature readers. ...More.
Item Code: NAUNB
Soft Cover, 9x12, 256pg, Partial Color
|This is an entirely different collection from The Big Tease, which is out of print. But click here for other books with Bruce Timm's work!|
FRANK CHO Pencil and Ink Hardcover Publisher Edition
DRAWING BEAUTIFUL WOMEN Studio Edition Signed
Closeout Price! Signed on the book itself! Artist's Edition-size. Highly Recommended. By Frank Cho. This deluxe edition has an extra 16-page section with bonus artwork, an exclusive Frank Cho interview, and an alternate cover featuring a new painting. Two gatefolds are included. Frank Cho, the acclaimed creator of Liberty Meadows, shares his secrets to drawing the lovely women he is renowned for. A storytelling chapter is highlighted by an all-new, eleven-page adventure premiering Cho's Jungle Queen. The majority of the art shown here has been created specifically for this collection This is as much an art book, beautifully displaying Frank's work, as it is a how-to-book. Enhanced by Frank Cho's wit in his personal comments, for a fun and playful experience. Flesk, 2014. Mature Readers. Out of print. ...More.
Item Code: DRBWD
Hard Cover, 12x17, 140pg, Full Color
|See our website for more of Frank's work, now in stock. And click here for all of Flesk's books, including Publisher Editions (in short supply).|
|SANDMAN DELUXE EDITION Book Three |
Collects The Sandman #32-50—a.k.a Books 5-7. Highly Recommended. This volume picks up where the last one left off in Morpheus' ongoing saga as he travels through the dreaming. From the Game of You stories where cracks are forming between the world of the waking and the dreaming, to Brief Lives where we follow the youngest of the Endless — Delirium — in her quest to find their long lost brother, Destruction. Lose yourself in Gaiman's fantastic worlds — the breakout comic series that set new standards for imaginative and wildly popular stories. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: SAND03H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 560pg, Full Color
|Click here for previous volumes, Absolute Sandman and Absolute Death, the Sandman exhibit catalog Grains of Sand, the Sandman Boxed Set and more.|
|CLOAK AND DAGGER Omnibus Volume 2 |
Dozens of C&D issues & related titles, 1987-92. By Bill Mantlo, Peter B Gillis et al. Art by Larry Stroman, Terry Shoemaker et al. As Cloak discovers the hideous secret of his hunger for light, Nightmare seeks to use him to destroy Doctor Strange! Elsewhere, the horrific Mr. Jip unleashes his minions, Day and Night! Cloak and Dagger face the Punisher and Mayhem. But when Tandy is corrupted, can X-Factor help save her soul? Then, Dagger deals with the loss of her sight and the apparent death of her crimefighting partner — while the villainous Ecstasy wears Cloak's cloak! Marvel, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: CLD02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 800pg, Full Color
|Volume 1 is in stock, same discounted price [CLD01H].|
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS The Beyond Volume 6 |
Collects The Beyond #26-30, 1954-55. Recommended. The final volume of Ace Magazine's The Beyond continues apace with horror by Ken Rice, Louis Zansky, Lou Cameron (he's in 3 issues), Jim McLaughlin, Mike Sekowsky, Warren Kremer et al. All reproduced completely from cover to cover; just like the original comics. PS Artbooks, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: PCTB06H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
|Also coming is a $26.99 softee edition [PCTOR01. $26.99].|
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS TOR Volume 1 Hardcover|
Collects Tor #1, 3-5, 1953-54 and Naza Stone Age Warrior, 1963. Highly Recommended. By Norman Maurer and Joe Kubert. Art by Joe Kubert and Mort Meskin. Joe Kubert's first creator-owned series from the pre-code era. The prehistoric warrior Tor was superior to the others in his clan, with an extra spark of humanity, instinctively striving for a better, more civilized way of life. Thanks to the work and obvious love that went into this 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!! PS Artbooks, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: PCTOR01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
PS ARTBOOKS PRESENTS TOR
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. Tor, superior to the others in his clan, was instinctively striving for a better way of life. Thanks to the work and obvious love that went into the series, Joe Kubert's very first "creator owned" series, this went on to be a model for man battling monster within the unusual prehistoric-world settings, i.e. Turok, Kona, etc. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.
Item Code: TORM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 76pg, Full Color
|See our website for more facsimile reprint editions.|
|These are "hurt" books, with a minor corner dent or scuff making them not-quite-as-new.|
|THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN Complete Collection Set Hurt |
Never before done complete collection. Highly Recommended. By Hergé. Celebrate Tintin's 90th anniversary! For the first time in the United States, all 23 of the original Tintin adventures are available in one handsome gift set. Featuring more than 1600 pages presented in eight hardcover volumes and a stunning slipcase with a cool illustration spread across all eight spines. Hergé’s classic comic book creation is one of the most iconic characters in comics. Includes Tintin and Alph-Art and Tintin in the Land of the Soviets. This unique collection will delight Tintin fans old and new. Little Brown, 2019. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: ADVTINR
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1648pg, Full Color
|MARGE'S LITTLE LULU Volume 2 The Fuzzythingus Poopi Hurt |
Highly Recommended. Collects Marge's Little Lulu #7-26, 1949-50. By John Stanley. Even more outlandish adventures and misadventures as John Stanley settles in; all chronological from the beginning. Lulu outsmarts criminals who mistake her for a wealthy young girl, gets into hijinks during a day at the beach, plays hooky — but only by accident! Stanley excels at visual gags, from Lulu using a pencil sharpener on lipstick to a disgruntled Alvin being flocked by girls after trying his mother's perfume. Drawn & Quarterly, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: LITL02HR
Hard Cover, 8x10, 272pg, Full Color
|MARVEL CLASSICS COMICS Omnibus Hurt |
Collects #13-36, 1976. Recommended. By Doug Moench, Chris Claremont et al. Art by John Buscema, Michael Golden, Gil Kane, Rudy Nebres, Alfredo Alcala et al. Masterworks of literature — retold in the Mighty Marvel Manner, in the style of Classics Illustrated! In the late 1970s, respected comic book writers and talented artists joined forces to adapt classic novels: Last of the Mohicans, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe and Ivanhoe, horror staples Frankenstein and The Invisible Man, The Iliad and The Odyssey, the dystopian sci-fi of The War of the Worlds, and tales of Edgar Allan Poe! Plus Robin Hood and Alice in Wonderland, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Jules Verne, and many more! Marvel, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: MARVCCHR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1264pg, Full Color
|GOLDEN AGE MARVEL COMICS OMNIBUS Volume 2 Hurt |
Collects Marvel Comics #13-24, 1940-41. Highly Recommended. By Jack Kirby, Bill Everett, Carl Burgos et al. In its second year, the Marvel Mystery all stars settled in with the fiery Human Torch by Carl Burgos and the unparalleled stories of The Sub-Mariner by Bill Everett. But they also added super heroes galore: Simon & Kirby's Vision begins in #13 along with The Patriot and the wild robot Electro, Terry Vance, jungle king Ka-Zar and the noir adventurer the Angel, beautifully drawn by Paul Gustavson. Each issue delivered 64 pages of nonstop 1940s action! Roy Thomas introduces these issues moving into the war years. Alex Schomburg was now turning out one glorious cover after another, starring the Human Torch and often Subby too. Every one in this collection is by him. Marvel, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: GOLM02HR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 832pg, Full Color
|SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK By John Byrne Omnibus Hurt |
Collects Marvel Graphic Novel #18, 1985; Sensational She-Hulk #1-8, 31-46, 48-50, 1989-93 plus more. Recommended. After making her a front-and-center star in his acclaimed Fantastic Four run, writer/artist John Byrne took She-Hulk solo, first in a classic graphic novel and then an outrageous ongoing series—which moved between serious and tongue-in-cheek! Byrne's complete adventures are collected in this one giant Omnibus. Jennifer Walters smashes the glass ceiling — and the fourth wall — in hilarious fashion! She's targeted by S.H.I.E.L.D.! Battling Spider-Man! Beheaded! Facing Dr. Bong's wrath! On her own Star Truck! And hosting her own Golden Age guest star! Marvel, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: SENSHEHR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 752pg, Full Color
|See our website for more Imperfect Editions, now listed in our Closeouts section on the home page. New additions appear there first. Also now on that same menu bar is Almost Gone, books with 3 copies or less in stock. Supply is always limited on Imperfect books, as few as 2 or 3 copies. We still handle most or all of these, so if they sell out you can still get a copy, albeit at the regular discounted price.|
|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. We are continuously adding to our Imperfect Editions sections as well.|
SATAN'S TEARS THE ART OF ALEX NINO SIGNED - signed and limited 113/1000 - $525
R. CRUMB'S Head Comix - $75
SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS - $115
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Serpieri West is finally here, but we have only five copies after filling advance orders. Availability is problematic. This and Eros by Serpieri have been long and difficult to get in with sufficient stock. Eros has yet to be officially listed, other than as a Coming item--we sold out our copies as soon as they came in. I won't officially list it until we have copies available again.
We have more of both Serpieri titles on the way — we hope - -but we can get no confirmation of when or if we'll get them. Two more titles in this series have been announced for release late this summer, including Eros II. We've tried to order enough copies from the get-go.... We'll be listing both soon.
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More Flesk News
This just in from John: “We are working on the new Franklin Booth book, two new Arthur Adams books, three new William Stout books, plus we are wrapping up two books by a pair of new artists. Then we have the J.A.W. Cooper book to start in June, plus two other new artists who we will start working with in the summer. Then we will have more books featuring Mark Schultz and Al Williamson to work on for 2022. There's more, but this is what we can share to date."
Damage issues, not perfect copies
We spend an inordinate amount of time going through books, copy by copy, to make sure what we send you is as-new. With no damage issues. But...please understand that the reality is that perfect, 10.0 copies can't always be available on every title. This week, our wonderful new Alex Niño books came in well packed, yet some copies have a tiny corner dent, or even a couple. Many people might not even notice it, but we do. Sometimes we just have to live with it.
Another example would be the Serpieri books from Italy — by the time they get 6000 miles from Italy to here, often they just are not perfect anymore. But that's all we have. We will always try and note this in the description when we are forced to offer less than perfect copies. If you have to have the perfect copy, first of all, you need to state that on every order you place. We'll do the best we can. But second, please understand when a minor imperfection creeps through, usually a tiny corner dent. Life happens.
Coming Items under $40
We normally don't announce items less than $40 in advance, due to the increased costs of packing and sending your copy separately. But we also want you to be informed when there are two editions available, and it's counter productive telling you a lower priced variant “will” be available, but you cannot order it now. So new policy, we will now list all editions and you CAN advance order these lower priced editions...a good example is Frank Cho's Pencil and Ink for $24.95, listed above.
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