Thursday, May 27, 2021

Alex Niño’s Mirage, Batman and friends, The Flash, Neil Gaiman Library 3, Regiment 3, Frank Cho and Lorenzo Sperlonga.

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.

Also: Death or Glory Omnibus, Flesk books for July from Bruce Timm and Frank Cho. Plus sale-priced Imperfect Editions, and Lorenzo Sperlonga. Enjoy.

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Alex Nino


Signed and Limited to 500! Our Highest Recommendation. A fabulous new oversized artbook, mostly in full color, with 5 gatefolds of new artwork. Much never seen before art work in a wide variety of styles and media. Contents in this book are Niño’s artwork from the past 20 years, a companion to his 2008 volume 1, which is long out of print. Amazing fantasy images of other worlds, monsters, nymphs, creatures and stunning alien landscapes. Alex Niño, 2019....More.

Item Code: MIRAGHS
Hard Cover, 10x13, 200pg, Partial Color

With Original Drawing
Signed and Limited to 500, with a 7x10 original pen & ink drawing, each unique. Our Highest Recommendation.

Item Code: MIRAGD
Hard Cover, 10x13, 200pg, Partial Color

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 - Friends & Foes


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
$19.99 $17.99

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 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
$19.99 $17.99

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
$16.99 $15.50

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
$125.00 $105.00
See our website for previous Golden Age Omnibuses and Batman, Batgirl, Huntress, The Joker and Harley.

Archives & Graphic Novels


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
$39.99 $34.99
Much more with The Flash is here.

Collects graphic novels Snow Glass Apples, The Problem of Susan, Only the End of the World Again, and Creatures of the Night. Highly Recommended. By Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell. Art by by Colleen Doran, 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
$49.99 $39.99
Volumes 1 and 2, same discounted price. See much more Gaiman here.

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
$39.99 $34.99

Art & Illustration


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
$39.99 $34.99
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 Grummonds 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.

New in July from Flesk Publications


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
$39.95 $34.95

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
$44.95 $39.95
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
Publisher Edition. Limited availability. Highly Recommended. Introduction by Thomas E Sniegoski. This new collection of Frank Cho's personal works focuses primarily on his exceptional pencil and ink drawings. Filled with over 120 pieces from the last two decades, it contains works not published in Frank's previous book, The Art of Frank Cho. This companion title features his most recent ballpoint-pen women, nudes, sketches and studies of the figure. Also included are recent Sherlock Holmes and monster drawings, along with Jungle Queen commissions done over the years. Flesk, 2021. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: FRANPEH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 128pg, Partial Color

FRANK CHO Pencil and Ink
Item Code: FRANPE
Soft Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Partial Color


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
$150.00 $50.00
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).

Coming in August


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
$49.99 $39.99
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
$100.00 $85.00
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

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.

Imperfect 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
$200.00 $100.00

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
$29.95 $14.95

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.

Hard Cover, 7x11, 1264pg, Full Color
$150.00 $75.00

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
$150.00 $75.00

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.

Hard Cover, 7x11, 752pg, Full Color
$125.00 $62.50
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.

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SATAN'S TEARS THE ART OF ALEX NINO SIGNED - signed and limited 113/1000 - $525

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R. CRUMB'S Head Comix - $75


FRANK FRAZETTA The Living Legend - $75


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Mature Readers

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.

Also here: Lorenzo Sperlonga's Foreplay, a signed hardcover of his sketches and drawings of lots and lots of naked ladies. Sperlonga also contributes to Lady Death Swimsuit #1 [LADSPE. $25].

Last up, a new 42nd Street Forever DVD, #46, with more 8mm “stag” films from the 60s to the 80s. Here are all the adult DVDs.

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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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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Asian Illustration, Scenes from a Dark Fantasy World, EC’s Tales from the Crypt, Kirby’s War and Romance, and Simon Bisley Sketches.

A fun variety again this week: Asian Illustration, Scenes from a Dark Fantasy World, EC's Tales from the Crypt — in softcover, Jack Kirby's Complete Marvel War and Romance, JLA Bronze Age 2, The Defenders 1, Capital Records, King Kull 1, Godzilla, Ether, Simon Bisley signed sketchbook, and coming, Steranko's Nick Fury Artisan Edition.

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Asian Art


ASIAN ILLUSTRATION 46 Asian Illustrators with Distinctively Sensitive and Expressive Styles
250 illustrations by 46 artists. Highly Recommended. Many new artists have been emerging recently from Asia, taking their place in the international comic illustration industry through social media. Each artist is introduced in two to six pages; the profiles of the artists are in English and Japanese. Most create their illustrations digitally but there are some who create watercolor and ink paintings. Although their work shows influences from Japanese anime and manga, the superior drawing skills and pursuit of originality in each of these artists' work results in a fresh and intense take on traditional styles. The cover illustrator, who also gets a longer feature section is acclaimed Singaporean artist Guweiz. PIE International, 2021....More.

Item Code: ASILL
Soft Cover, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

4th book in the "Background Illustrations and Scenes" series. Highly Recommended. Fantastical and magical scenery, desolate landscapes, and weird creatures, this book collects 111 dark fantasy artworks from 30 illustrators, including renowned illustrators such as Posuka Demizu, the illustrator for the bestselling manga series The Promised Neverland, and YoShimizu, the cover illustrator for the 2nd book in the series Beautiful Scenes from a Fantasy World. The cover Illustration here was drawn by Monokubu, who, with more than 217K followers on Twitter, is also getting attention in the Japanese illustration industry. Text in both Japanese and English. PIE International, 2021....More.

Item Code: MYSSC
Soft Cover, 10x10, 160pg, Full Color
$39.95 $34.95
This is a dust-jacketed softcover, same deluxe square format as the previous three books in this series: Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World, Retrospective Scenes from a Sentimental World, and Beautiful Scenes from a Fantasy World. Not in the series but with similar fantastic scenery: The Art of Munashichi. Also see Gateway to Another World, Illuminated by Jia Lu (on sale) and more, click here. For more Japanese art, click here.

EC Archives Softcovers!


EC ARCHIVES Tales from the Crypt Volume 1
Our Highest Recommendation. Wow! Never before have classic EC comics been priced so reasonably, aside from the originals! Six complete full color issues, the first six issues of Crypt ever, plus an introduction by film director John Carpenter! Featuring the amazing artistic talents of Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, George Roussos, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Graham Ingels, and Jack Kamen! Dark Horse, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: ECTFC01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 216pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99
This is the first release in a new, bargain-priced series that collects the same material as in the hardcover volumes but at less than half the price. Coming next will be Vault of Horror Vol. 1 and in August, Shock Suspenstories Vol. 1. They are too low in price to take backorders on, so watch here as they come in. Here's all the hardcover EC Archives, and here is more on EC Comics: like The History of EC signed, Reed Crandall Artist's Edition, Choke! Gasp! The Best of 75 Years of EC and EC Fan-Addict magazine. And more...

Music & Film


Recommended. By Barney Hoskyns. A huge, oversized, thick coffee table book. From the Beatles to Beck, Sinatra to Sam Smith, a parade of era-defining artists have recorded for Capitol Records, one of Hollywood's most distinctive labels for 75 years. From its founding year of 1942 to today, with a foreword by Beck, essays by cultural historians and music and architecture critics, as well as hundreds of images from Capitol's extensive archives. Follow the label's evolution through pop, rock, country, classical, soul, and jazz. The photographic and musical history includes the label's most successful, cool, hip, and creative stars, as well as the one-hit wonders who had their all-too-brief moments in the spotlight. Taschen, 2021.    ...More.

Item Code: CAPITH
Hard Cover, 12x12, 488pg, Partial Color
$80.00 $70.00
Click here for more record album art: Rock Covers 40th Anniversary Edition [ROCCOH. $25] and Art Sleeves [ARTSLH. $50, $42.50].

UNDEREXPOSED! The 50 Greatest Movie Never Made
Recommended. For most films, it's a long, strange road from concept to screen, and sometimes those roads lead to dead ends. Screenwriter and filmmaker Joshua Hull guides readers through development hell. With humor and reverence, Hull details the speed bumps and roadblocks that kept these films from ever reaching the silver screen. From the misguided and rejected, like Stanley Kubrick's Lord of the Rings starring the Beatles; to films that changed hands and pulled a U-turn in development, like Steven Spielberg's planned Oldboy adaptation starring Will Smith; to would-be masterpieces that might still see the light of day, like Guillermo del Toro's In the Mountains of Madness, Hull discusses plot lines, rumored casting, and more. Abrams, 2021....More.

Item Code: UNDEREH
Hard Cover, 7x9, 256pg, Text/Partial Color
See our website for more on Television and Film.

Archives & Omnibus Editions


1956-65. Highly Recommended. A combat veteran during World War II, Kirby brings hard-earned gritty realism to Atlas's Battleground #14 and Battle Comics #64-70, while Kirby and Stan Lee co-created Sgt. Fury in 1963. Here are #1-8, 10-20 and 25. Plus: 25 vintage and ultra-rare Atlas/Marvel romance titles, 1959-63 — many restored directly from Kirby's original art! Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: COMKWH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 592pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
I also highly recommend DC Goes to War [DCGOEH. $39.99, $34.99]. It’s been a bestseller for us. Lots more by Kirby is here with a click.

KULL SAVAGE SWORD The Original Marvel Years Omnibus
Kull's Complete Adventures from Marvel's B&W magazines, 1975-87. Recommended. By Roy Thomas, Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon et al. Art by John Arcudi, Marie Severin, John Bolton, E.R. Cruz et al. Robert E. Howard's best known hero after Conan is Kull...and a host of Marvel's greatest talents have chronicled his saga: his exile and savage youth; his exploits on the high seas; his rise through the gladiatorial pits and military ranks; his reign as king; and his epic battles with the skull-faced sorcerer Thulsa Doom. Experience Kull's complete black-and-white magazine tales here in this first-ever omnibus. Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: KULLSSH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 952pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00
Today we sold the last in stock copy, but we do have more copies on order, due the end of May. See our website for more from Savage Sword and Conan.

THE DEFENDERS Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Defenders #1-19 plus 11 more issues from several titles, 1968-74. By Len Wein, Roy Thomas et al. Art by Sal Buscema, Steve Ditko et al. The complete Defenders runs of Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart and Len Wein in one beautifully restored volume. Doctor Strange, the Hulk, the Sub-Mariner, the Silver Surfer and Valkyrie: the Defenders, comics' greatest "non-team." No bylaws and butlers. They join together in moments of utmost crisis to face incomprehensible enemies like Dormammu and the Enchantress. And it's hero vs. hero: Avengers/Defenders War. This massive Omnibus also introduces Hawkeye, the Black Knight, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Son of Satan and Nighthawk as Defenders. Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: DEFE01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 768pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA The Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 2
Collects #114-146, 1974-77. By Conway, Pasko, Bates, Englehart et al. Art by Dick Dillin, Frank McLaughlin and Dick Giordano. One of the greatest eras in the history of the Justice League of America is collected here. The beginning of the 1970s saw our heroes trading in their secret New England cave hideout for the Earth-orbiting Satellite HQ, expanding the lineup, team-ups with the JSA and the returned Seven Soldiers of Victory. Easy to see why these stories became fan-favorites. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: JLAB02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 784pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
See JLA Volume 3 and more JLA references in Coming, below.

Collects World's Finest #253-270, 272-282, & Adventure #491-492, 1978-82. Recommended. By E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Kurt Schaffenberger and Don Newton. In 1973 DC brought back one of the most beloved superheroes of all time: Captain Marvel. But since Marvel had snagged the CM name, he had to be renamed Shazam. It was the return of the most popular superhero of the 1940s — at one time, he was even outselling Superman. Alongside Superman and Batman, the World's Mightiest Mortal is back in his own unique stories, with unique villains......including Satan! DC Comics, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: SHAZ03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 336pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99
More Shazam is on our website, including the history of the original Captain Marvel.

Collects the complete series: all 15 issues of Ether I, II and III. From New York Times bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt and Black Hammer's David Rubín comes an interdimensional, genre-bending, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery adventure! Inter-dimensional explorer Boone Dias, a brilliant scientist from Earth, enters the magical world of Ether and a new existence that takes him through the center of volcanoes, deserts full of living mummies and sphinxes, and a bizarre fairy forest — all leading toward a final climactic battle for the fate of both worlds. Dark Horse, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: ETHEH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 440pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99
I'll probably recommend this after I've read it, but I'm not yet familiar with the series. Looks like fun though. It's Moebius-like, light-hearted surreal adventure.

Collects #1-9, 1963-64. Highly Recommended. Dan DeCarlo! Beginning a new upscale chronological collection of the now-iconic Josie, before the Pussycats were created. See how this "world-famous" rock star started out — as an average high school teen! With her BFFs, the ditzy Melody and the quick & witty Pepper, Josie gets caught up in all sorts of misadventures. Archie Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: SHESJ
Soft Cover, 5x8, 224pg, Full Color

ARCHIE'S RIVALS IN TEEN COMICS 1940-1970s An Illustrated History Signed
Signed bookplate. Highly Recommended. By Michelle Nolan. This is the first book to comprehensively examine the multitude of non-Archie teen humor comic books, including girls and boys such as Miss America, Patsy Walker, Hedy Wolfe, and Millie the Model, from Atlas/Marvel; Judy Foster, Buzzy, Binky and Scribbly from DC; Candy from Quality Comics; Ginger and Suzie from MLJ/Archie, Jetta, Slick Chick, Teena, Farmer's Daughter, Hap Hazard and dozens of others. It covers, often for the first time, the history of the characters, who drew them, why (or why not) they succeeded. Highlights and unusual stories, major plotlines and a history of the development of each series. 70 cover reproductions. McFarland, 2020....More.

Item Code: ARCRIS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 250pgs, Text/Partial Color
Click here for more with Archie and Bettie and Veronica.

Graphic Novels


GODZILLA Unnatural Disasters
Collects Legends #1-5, In Hell #1-5, and Rage Across Time #1-5, 2011 and later. By James Stokoe, Chris Mowry, Simon Gane, Dean Haspiel, E.J. Su, Matt Frank et al. The King of the Monsters is back in this compendium collecting three series: Legends, In Hell, and Rage Across Time! In Legends, the rogues' gallery get the spotlight: Anguirus, Rodan, Titanosaurus, Hedorah, and Kumonga! Then Godzilla goes to Hell for an all-out monster battle. Finally, Rage Across Time travels to different time periods to examine the myths that fueled nightmares: Feudal Japan, ancient Greece, medieval England, and classic Rome! IDW, 2021....More.

Item Code: GODZU
Soft Cover, 7x10, 360pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
We've got more Godzilla (and Kona) — click here.

First of three original graphic novels. Highly Recommended. By Ed Brubaker. Art by Sean Phillips and Jacob Phillips. Here we discover some of our hero's unusual history...failed FBI agent, 1970s radical, blown up by a failed revolutionary bomb with resulting memory loss. A girl who was very special to him from those days turns up with a problem, and that's Ethan Reckless's cue to get involved and go deep. Inspired by great action series like Parker, Brubaker and Phillips have created a damaged, vulnerable hero you really care about, who narrates the story as he moves through it. IDW, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: RECKH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
See our website for Reckless Book Two and more by Brubaker.

Simon Bisley


Signed on the cover. We open the archives to look at Simon Bisley's rough sketches and character studies and preliminary artwork. Conan, Death Dealer, lots of topless warrior women including Julie Strain with blazing guns, work for Danzig and more. Wild, over the top chaos is Bisley's specialty. Plenty of nudity.Berserker, 2021. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: BISSK
Soft Cover, 7x10, 100pg, Partial Color

Almost Gone! Signed! This edition is allocated one for every ten regular copies ordered. We open the archives to look at Simon Bisley's rough sketches and character studies and preliminary artwork. Conan, Death Dealer, lots of topless warrior women including Julie Strain with blazing guns, work for Danzig and more. Wild, over the top chaos is Bisley's specialty. Plenty of nudity. Berserker, 2021. Out of print. Mature Readers. ...More.

Item Code: BISSKS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 100pg, Partial Color
These were both originally solicited as a hardcover, and the variant had another cover. They are here, in softcover, and with yet a different variant cover (I like it better). But these were NOT promoted as being signed and yet they are. So, win some, lose some! We have just 2 copies of the variant cover as I write this; if you find it sold out, call and get on a wait list — we might get another copy or two.

SLAINE THE HORNED GOD Collector's Edition
Massive, Bargain-Priced Edition. Recommended. By Pat Mills. Art by Simon Bisley. The number one best-selling graphic novel in a deluxe collector's edition. For too long the people of Tír nan Óg have suffered under the dominion of the drunes; strange druids who have poisoned the land with their magic. Now Slaine must unite the four kings and use their mystical weapons in an all-out war. One of the most popular stories to be serialized in 2000 AD, the acclaimed British title. The entire saga in one volume.2000 AD, 2020....More.

Item Code: SLAHO
Soft Cover, 8x11, 208pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
See our website for Kevin Eastman's Totally Twisted Tales, Batman Black and White Omnibus, and Absolute Batman, all with work by Bisley.


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.

Coming in June


THE COMPLETE PEANUTS Volume 1 & 2 Slipcased Set 1950-1954
New printing. Highly Recommended. Introductions by Garrison Keillor and Walter Cronkite. The first two and a quarter years of the strip — many of the strips from the series' first two or three years have never been collected before — in large part because they showed a young Schulz working out the kinks in his new strip and include some characterizations and designs that are quite different from the cast we're all familiar with. (Among other things, three major cast members — Schroeder, Lucy, and Linus — initially show up as infants and only "grow" into their final "mature" selves as the months go by. Even Snoopy debuts as a puppy!) Fantagraphics, 2021. Due: Jun ...More.

Item Code: COM01HP
Hard Cover, 9x7, 704pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

THE COMPLETE PEANUTS Volume 3 & 4 Slipcased Set 1955-1958
New printing. Highly Recommended. Introductions by Matt Groening and Jonathan Franzen. Collecting the third and fourth volumes of The Complete Peanuts (1955-1956 and 1957-1958) in one handsome collector's slipcase designed by the cartoonist Seth. Fantagraphics, 2021. Due: Jun. ...More.

Item Code: COM02HP
Hard Cover, 9x7, 688pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99

Fantagraphics also plans to release new editions of these volumes:

COMPLETE PEANUTS #11 & #12 SLIPCASED SET 1971-1974 [COM06HP. $59.99/$49.99]

COMPLETE PEANUTS #13 & #14 SLIPCASED SET 1975-1978 [COM07HP. $49.99/$39.99]

COMPLETE PEANUTS #15 & #16 SLIPCASED SET 1979-1982 [COM08HP. $49.99/$39.99]

COMPLETE PEANUTS #17 & #18 SLIPCASED SET 1983-1986 [COM09HP. $49.99/$39.99]

COMPLETE PEANUTS #25 & #26 SLIPCASED SET 1999-2000 [COM13HP. $49.99/$39.99]

Still available and on sale is The Complete Peanuts Vol. 3 softcover [CP03. 22.99, $10.99].


1957-62. Highly Recommended. By Charles Schulz. In collection for the first time ever! Charles never let his strip out of his hands, so when Dell wanted to do a Peanuts comic book, he took time off from the strip and drew these special covers and stories, unique to the series. For that reason, these have never been included with the widely distributed newspaper strip collections. Published through the 1950s and 60s, the Dell Peanuts comic strips were drawn by Charles M. Schulz with a little help from his friends. These truly classic comics will delight any Peanuts fan, collector and newbie alike. kaboom!, 2018....More.

Item Code: PEADH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x9, 352pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
This Dell special has no overlap with the Complete Peanuts volumes — it collects stories Schulz created strictly for the comic books. See our website for more about Charles Schulz and Peanuts.

New printing. Highly Recommended. By Don Rosa. The complete “Director's Cut” of Uncle Scrooge's life story! First Don Rosa tells how Uncle Scrooge earned his fortune, from his shoe-shining boyhood in Scotland to becoming the richest duck in the world. But he was just getting warmed up! In Volume 2, more secrets from Scrooge's legendary life — seven more stories of the wild west, Australian outback, and the Yukon. Fantagraphics, 2019. Due June.  ...More.

Item Code: COML01HP
Hard Cover, 9x11, 478pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99
See our website for more of Uncle Scrooge by Carl Barks and in the Disney Masters series.

Coming in July


Recommended. Bound in the Japanese tradition with uncut paper, the original 36 plates plus the additional 10 later added by the artist. Mount Fuji has long been a centerpiece of Japanese cultural imagination, and nothing captures this with more virtuosity than the landmark woodblock print series by Hokusai (1760-1849). The renowned print maker documents 19th-century Japan with exceptional artistry and emotion, celebrating its countryside, cities, people, and serene natural beauty. Taschen, 2021. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: THIRMFH
Hard Cover, 17x12, 224pg, Full Color
$175.00 $150.00

HOKUSAI A Graphic Biography
Highly Recommended. By Francesco Matteuzzi. Art by Giuseppe Latanza. Enter the world of Katsushika Hokusai—the enigmatic creator of Japanese art's all-time most iconic image. This vivid graphic biography tells the story of Hokusai's intriguing life and pioneering works, details the fascinating historical context of Edo-era Japan, and explains how Hokusai forged an image of his country that still resonates across the world today. Telling the story of both his eccentric (and incredibly productive) life—while simultaneously painting a fascinating picture of his wider cultural legacy, this book is ideal for both those new to Hokusai's work—and his biggest fans. Those who enjoyed Basquiat: A Graphic Novel by Paolo Parisi or Pollock Confidential: A Graphic Novel by Onofrio Catacchio should look at this too. Laurence King Publishing, 2021....More.

Item Code: HOKUH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA The Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 3
Collects #147-181, 1977-1980. The Justice League moves into the second half of the 1970s with adventures guest-starring the Justice Society of America, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and a group of heroes from the long-gone past, including Jonah Hex, Viking Prince, Enemy Ace, and more. Plus, the League's mascot, Snapper Carr, turns against the team, the Phantom Stranger helps the team battle a returning pantheon of ancient gods, the Martian Manhunter faces Despero for the lives of the League, and the Secret Society of Super-Villains swap bodies with the World's Greatest Super-Heroes. Plus, Black Lightning is invited to join the JLA—but he turns down the invitation for mysterious reasons. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: JLAB03H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1192pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
Volume 2 is right up above in the new arrivals. Volume 1 is currently out of print, collecting JLA #76-113. The JLA Silver Age Omnibus collects Brave and the Bold #28-30, and JLA #1-30 [JLAS01H. $99.99, $85]. Volume 2 collects JLA #31-76 and Mystery in Space #85 [JLAS02H. $99.99, $85].

Coming in August


Collects Strange Tales #151-162, 1966-67. Our Highest Recommendation. By Jim Steranko.Finally, a bargain-priced version of the long unavailable Artist's Edition. This collects the first 12 stories of Steranko's run, from Strange Tales #151-162, with covers. Additionally, there will be a select number of extras presented. Nearly all the pages have been scanned from the original art, from Steranko's private archives. Complete stories: story and art by Steranko with additional scripts by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas. Additional Layouts by Jack Kirby. IDW, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.

Item Code: SNFAE
Soft Cover, 8x12, 184pg, b&w
Jim remains one of our most popular artists. See our website for more of his work.

Collects #1-5, 1955. Recommended. EC's New Direction and one of their most unique titles! Dramatic tales of medicine and surgery, and of modern medicine's constant struggle against illness and injury. The doctor is the hero of these stories, where diseases can be just as deadly as a murderer. Reed Crandall, Joe Orlando, Graham Ingels, and George Evans offer stories of hospital heroes. Dark Horse, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.

Item Code: ECAMDH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 168pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99
See the new softcover series above, and click here for more hardcover volumes in stock.

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Also added this week is Dick Tracy Volume 9, and Dick Tracy Volume 11.



IS ART – ART OF INSIGHT STUDIOS Hardcover Signed limited to 800- $75

SEVEN KINGDOMS SKETCHBOOK Signed with Drawing - limited to 750. - $60


EC WEIRD SCIENCE Cover Portfolio - $100

EC WEIRD FANTASY Cover Portfolio - $100


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Covenant: The Art of Allen Williams

This new Flesk art book features the work of an artist not so widely known, but we did handle two of his sketchbooks which are long sold out. He's good…very, very good. Originally scheduled for this spring, Flesk was disappointed in the printing quality on the first edition and rejected it. This new superior printing will finally be available in August or early September.

The signed Hardcover edition is limited to just a one-time order from us, and will not be widely available outside of Flesk himself [COVEAWHS. $59.95]. There will also be an unsigned softcover [COVEAW. $39.95, $34.95].

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Collector Supplies

The pandemic has played havoc with plastic bags and mylar production. Fortunately we just got a huge restock of our supplies, including Paperback Plastic Bags, our most popular size, and we just shipped out all backorders for those. No Silver Age bags, this is the one item still out of stock from the producer. All other bags, boards, mylar, mylites and dust jacket covers are available now. We also just added Tall Comic Dividers to our selection. Click here for the complete inventory, now with new updated pictures.

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Free Comic Book Day Aug 14

The date has been pushed back from May to August. We'll be participating as usual, with new offers and some fun vintage things from our warehouse back corners.

Dracula of Transylvania

This new illustrated edition, featuring the complete original text, will run 560 pages and we've added a special bookplate signed by artist Ricardo Delgado. [DRACHS. $45] Its now due at the end of July. Mike Mignola calls it “Strange and bold and brilliantly original. I love it…he [Delgado] may have surpassed his usual brilliance here.” Delgado is a Hollywood conceptual designer. From Clover Press.


Trots and Bonnie by Shary Flenniken

I knew many people remembered this strip fondly, but still the response caught me by surprise. We quickly sold out our first stock, but more are on the way, and more signed bookplates are coming from the publisher (in several different styles, but we'll fill orders at random) [TROTSHS. $39.95].


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