Thursday, May 6, 2021

Trots and Bonnie, art by Joseph Smith, Black Widow, The Black Panther, Domino Lady, and New-On-Sale books.

Shary Flenniken's Trots and Bonnie is finally here, complete with a cool signed & illustrated bookplate. Movie poster art by Joseph Smith, Black Widow, The Black Panther, Sub-Mariner's first Silver Age stories.

Also: Black Canary, Domino Lady, Spider-Man, and a BIG batch of New-On-Sale art books and graphic novels…four from the fine art publisher, Pomegranate.

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Signed bookplate! By Shary Flenniken. Introduction by Emily Flake. In the 1970s and 1980s, National Lampoon was home not only to some of the funniest humor writing in America but also to many of its best cartoons. One of the greatest was Trots and Bonnie by Shary Flenniken, a comic strip that followed the adventures and mishaps of the guileless teenager Bonnie and her wisecracking dog, Trots. New York Review Comics, 2021. Mature Readers. ...More.

Item Code: TROTSHS
Hard Cover, 9x11, 160pg, b&w
Shary's career started in the underground comics—here's more UG collections from the best early creators from Crumb to Shelton, Spain and S. Clay Wilson.

Art Books


EPIC ART The Art of Joe Smith
Highly Recommended. By Gary Gerani. Foreword by Drew Struzan. A beautiful new hardcover book on the life and work of Joseph Smith, with foreword by legendary illustrator Drew Struzan! This award-winning illustrator (who you've likely never heard of) has produced some of Hollywood's most iconic film posters. From prestigious studio blockbusters like Ben-Hur and Earthquake! to gloriously over-the-top B-flicks by Roger Corman and others, selling bug-eyed monsters and crazed motorcycle gangs. Spanning the decades, a master of all genres, Smith began designing characters and backgrounds for Walt Disney in the 1930s before WWII called upon his special creative gifts for secret government assignments. Dreams and Visions, 2020....More.

Item Code: EPICH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Partial Color
Samson Pollen did for the men's magazines what Smith was doing for B-movies. See Pollen's collections here. Our other big film poster artist is Reynold Brown, but his recent art book is now completely sold out. But here's more movie poster art, from Hammer to Star Trek and Batman the Animated Series, to the work of Robert McGinnis.

SACRED DECAY The Art of Lauren Marx
Fungus blooms and dies, bones weather, and moths form halos around dismembered animals in this darkly exquisite collection from acclaimed artist Lauren Marx. With an impressive eye for detail, Marx brings her uncanny subjects to life — or death — with awe-inspiring texture and intensity. Birds, beasts, fish, plants, and more blossom radiantly on the page in their cycle of birth and destruction. Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: SACDEH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 136pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Graphic Novels


Recommended. Art by Nathan Gooden. Based on a story by New York Times Bestselling, Hugo Award-winning author Brandon Sanderson. Visions of a dark and fantastic world haunt Paul Tanasin, but when he discovers they are prophecies from Mirandus — a world in which he's destined to become a fearsome destroyer — he'll have to embrace the fear, rise up as The Dark One, and shatter everything. Epic sword and sorcery tale, 2-page map, nice graphics. Vault Comics, 2021.  ...More.

Item Code: BRDA01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 224pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

BLACK WIDOW By Kelly Thompson Volume 1 The Ties That Bind
Collects #1-5, 2020. Highly Recommended. Cover by Adam Hughes. Kelly Thompson. Black Widow. 'Nuff Said! The best-selling, Eisner-nominated writer of Captain Marvel joins rising star artist Elena Casagrande to change everything for Natasha! The Widow has been a spy almost as long as she's been alive. Retirement definitely agrees with the world's deadliest woman. But scratch the surface of that perfect life and you'll find something very wrong lurking beneath it...and a woman like Nat just can't help but scratch. Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: BLAWK01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
More Black Widow is on our website.

Collects issues #1-5. By Nancy Holder and Bobby Nash. Art by Marco Santiago and Wendell Cavalcanti et al. It's full out action, adventure, romance and intrigue, as pulpdom's blonde bombshell avenger returns! Guest starring the Golden Amazon, The Veil, Bulletgirl, Woman in Red, Dara the Viking Girl, and Spitfire Sanders. When just one hero isn't enough, Domino Lady and her companions come together to: thwart a killer, stop a nefarious Nazi plot, uncover mysterious happenings on a Hollywood set, investigate the death of a woman dressed like Domino Lady... Moonstone, 2021....More.

Item Code: DOMLT
Soft Cover, 7x10, 124pg, Full Color
Three more books with Domino Lady are in stock. See them here.

Collects #1-6. By Ben Meares. Art by Babisu Kourtis. After recent events Robyn has found herself on the other side of the law. Hunted and unwelcome both on the streets of the city she calls home, and by the family of outlaws she made in the Underground, Robyn is dealing with her new status quo the only way she knows how, with a fistful of questions and bow full of arrows. Zenescope, 2021....More.

Item Code: ROBHV
Soft Cover, 7x10, 148pg, Full Color
See our website for more from Zenescope.

Comic Book Archives


Collects Green Arrow/Black Canary Wedding Special #1, and Green Arrow and Black Canary #1-14, 2007-09. Recommended. Green Arrow and Black Canary are one of the most iconic couples in superhero comics, and in 2007 they finally decided to make it official and walk down the aisle with shocking results! In fact, Black Canary didn't marry Green Arrow at all, but rather a villainous double whom she's forced to kill. So where's Oliver Queen? That question kickstarts the Green Arrow and Black Canary series, written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Cliff Chiang and Mike Norton. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: GREBLA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 392pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99
Click here for more of the Black Canary, including her first archival collection of Golden and Silver Age stories. And Birds of Prey. And more of Green Arrow!

DISNEY MASTERS Volume 16 Donald Duck Jumpin' Jupiter!
Recommended. By Luciano Bottaro. If you were Donald Duck, and the raging King Rebo of Saturn attacked your town, would you hire Rebo's enemies from Jupiter to defend you? What if, as payment, the Jovians wanted to eat your rich Uncle Scrooge's money? Italian Luciano Bottaro spun wild, thrilling, and near-psychedelic Duckburg tales for decades! This volume also features "Quest for the Virtual Duck," as well as another story in which Dr. Zantaf, Scrooge's and Donald's mad scientist foe from Earth, returns! Fantagraphics, 2021....More.

Item Code: DM16H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 180pg, Full Color
Click here for more Disney Masters, including available slipcased sets. Some are on sale. Fantagraphics is no longer doing the slipcased sets, so after Vols 11&12, you'll need to order the volumes individually.

Black Panther #1-4 & back-up series from Marvel Comics Presents #13-37, 1988 . Art by Gene Colan, Tom Palmer et al. In a political-thriller miniseries by Peter Gillis and Denys Cowan, the Black Panther as king of Wakanda finds himself in an existential crisis, with an apartheid state next door to Wakanda. Then, Don McGregor, the mastermind behind the Black Panther's first series, continues his saga with "Panther's Quest." When T'Challa learns that the mother he never knew may still be alive, he counts no cost to rescue her, invading South Africa and battling mercenaries and militaries alike.Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: MMBP03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
The two previous Marvel Masterworks came out in 2010 and 2016 and are both out of print. However, the Epic Collections cover the same material and possibly more, since they each contain more pages. Epic Vols 1-3 are all #34.95 each [BPE01, 02, 03]. See more Black Panther on our website.

NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER Epic Collection Volume 1 Enter the Sub-Mariner
Our Highest Recommendation. By Stan Lee et al. Art by Jack Kirby, Gene Colan et al. Marvel proudly presents ALL of Namor's first Silver Age stories, up to and including his Tales to Astonish solo series, for the very first time. An icon of comics' Golden Age, the Sub-Mariner hadn't seen newsstands in nearly a decade when Stan and Jack reintroduced him in 1962. His anarchic energy instantly made every appearance an exploit unlike any before. Bold and brash, the Sub-Mariner fought Marvel's heroes, teamed up with Doctor Doom and attacked the surface world just as readily as he might save it. His appearances were so popular, he quickly graduated to his own series, questing for the Trident of Neptune that would prove his status as rightful heir to the throne of Atlantis. Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: NAMS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 408pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99
See more of both the Golden Age, Bill Everett Sub-Mariner, and his modern stories, on our website.

SPIDER-MAN By Roger Stern Omnibus
Collects Spectacular Spider-Man #43-61, Amazing Spider-Man #224-252 1980-84, plus 7 more issues. Roger Stern's celebrated 1980s run on Spectacular Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man all in one Omnibus edition. Paired with John Romita Jr. and a cast of other top art talents, Roger Stern reinvigorated the life of everyone's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with definitive battles against the Juggernaut, the Vulture and the Kingpin, the fan-favorite tale of "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man," the 1st appearance of Monica Rambeau (a.k.a. Captain Marvel), and introduction of the Hobgoblin! And Black Cat, Amy Powell, and Mary Jane Watson are all vying for our hero's attention. Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: SPIDRSH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1296pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

New on Sale: Pomegranate


ANGELS & TOMBOYS Girlhood in Nineteenth-Century American Art
Closeout price! Recommended. By Holly Pyne Connor, Sarah Burns et al. Art by Sargent, Winslow Homer, Eakins, Thayer, Cecilia Beaux, Mary Cassett et al. In the aftermath of the Civil War, the American girl seemed transformed — at once more introspective and adventurous than her counterpart of the previous generation. She took center stage in the stories of Louisa May Alcott and Henry James at the same moment that contemporary painters, illustrators, photographers, and sculptors asked her to pose. For the first time, girls claimed the attention of genre artists, and girlhood itself seized the imagination of the nation. Although the culture still prized the demure female child of the past, many saw a bolder type as the new, alternate ideal. Pomegranate, 2012....More.

Item Code: ANGTH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 184pg, Partial Color
$39.95 $14.95

JAPAN AWAKENS Woodblock Prints of the Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Closeout price! Recommended. By Barry Till. Japan's artists look west; the culture transforms and so does the art of the woodblock print. Wartime illustrations to architecture, advertising to transportation, here is portrayed the tidal shift in Japanese prints — the country's dominant form of art — during this period of upheaval and modernization. During the brief Meiji period, Japan underwent an astonishing metamorphosis from feudal state to modern industrial and military power.Pomegranate, 2008....More.

Item Code: JAPAWH
Hard Cover, 9x8, 127pg, Full Color
$29.95 $14.95

JULES TAVERNIER Artist and Adventurer
Closeout price! Recommended. By Scott A. Shields, Alfred C. Harrison Jr., and Claudine Chalmers. French artist Jules Tavernier (1844-1889) was one of the American West's foremost talents, with a natural ability that many believed was second to none. After arriving in the United States, he and fellow Frenchman Paul Frenzeny were commissioned by Harper's Weekly to travel by rail from New York to San Francisco, producing illustrations of the rapidly changing American frontier along the way. The images were dramatic — American Indian customs, the emerging cattle trade, the decimation of native wildlife, the natural beauty of mountains and valleys and forests. Pomegranate, 2014. ...More.

Item Code: JULTH
Hard Cover, 11x10, 176pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $24.95

C.F.A. VOYSEY Architect, Designer, Individualist
Closeout price! Recommended. By Anne Stewart O'Donnell. A leading figure in the British Arts and Crafts movement, C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941) could easily have made a career out of pattern design alone, for his ingenious textiles and wall coverings in fresh, clear colors won him international acclaim. His wallpapers and textiles, in particular, reveal his complex personality and his lifelong love of England's flora and fauna. By the mid-1890s, however, he also was hailed as one of Britain's most innovative architects. Pomegranate, 2011....More.

Item Code: CFAVH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 108pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $14.95

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WALT DISNEY'S NINE OLD MEN Masters of Animation
Closeout Price! Recommended. Curated by Don Hahn. Text by Charles Solomon. Celebrate the legacy of Disney's core group of animators, with Walt Disney's Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation, featuring original sketches from classic films such as Pinocchio, Bambi, and Peter Pan“including an exclusive look at the animators' lives, with personal caricatures and fine artwork by Les Clark, Marc Davis, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, and Frank Thomas — even though they were not old and in fact would together make history with their cutting-edge contributions to the world of animation. Walt Disney Family Foundation, 2018....More.

Item Code: WDNINEH
Hard Cover, 12x10, 160pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $24.99

OF DUST & BLOOD The Battle at Little Big Horn
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Jim Berry, art by Val Mayerik. This thrilling tale details the day of The Battle at The Little Big Horn through the eyes of Greenhaw, a 7th Cavalry scout on one side of the battlefield, and Slowhawk, a young Lakota warrior on the other side. Featuring appearances by Sitting Bull, Custer, and Crazy Horse, as well as generous portions of meticulously researched history on every page, the book's art is already highly praised. NBM, 2018....More.

Item Code: OFDUSH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 48pg, Full Color
$17.99 $9.99

Closeout Price! Adapted from the 1st publication in France in 2017. Recommended. By Annie Goetzinger. From her marriage at the age of 20, until her divorce, the exotic life of Moulin Rouge dancer and performer Colette. Incredibly complex, powerfully determined, truly gifted, Colette challenged herself to reinvent her life and assert herself as a free woman. In her day, her behavior scandalized and vexed the establishment. But in the end, she helped to free women in their thinking. From her voluptuous performance in a see-through costume in "Egyptian Dream"—the story of an Egyptologist who falls in love with a president of France's prestigious Académie Goncourt, among many other honors as one of France's preeminent authors. Nudity, sexual situations. NBM, 2018. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: PROVH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 108pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.50

PHILIP K. DICK A Comics Biography
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Laurent Queyssi and Mauro Marchesi. One of the greatest writers in science fiction history, Philip K. Dick is mostly remembered for such works as The Man In the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? His dark, fascinating work centered on alternate universes and shifting realities in worlds often governed by monopolistic corporations and authoritarian governments. His own life story seems a tussle with reality, cycling through five marriages and becoming increasingly disjointed with fits of paranoia and hallucinations fueled by abuse of drugs meant to stabilize him. His dramatic story is presented unvarnished in this graphic novel biography, first published in France in 2017. NBM, 2018....More.

Item Code: PHILH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.50

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Alec Nevala-Lee. This remarkable cultural narrative centers on the figure of John W. Campbell, Jr., whom Asimov called the most powerful force in science fiction ever. Campbell, who has never been the subject of a biography until now, was both a visionary author he wrote the story that was later filmed as The Thing and the editor of the groundbreaking magazine best known as Astounding Science Fiction, in which he discovered countless legendary writers and published classic works ranging from the I, Robot series to Dune. Over a period of more than thirty years, from the rise of the pulps to the debut of Star Trek, he dominated the genre, and his three closest collaborators reached unimaginable heights. Asimov became the most prolific author in American history; Heinlein emerged as the leading science fiction writer of his generation with the novels Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land; and Hubbard achieved lasting fame and infamy as the founder of the Church of Scientology. Dey Street Books, 2018. Copies have black remainder mark on endpapers. Condition: Jacket slightly edge-worn, small remainder mark....More.

Item Code: ASTOH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 533pg, Text/b&w
$28.99 $14.95
More about the history and art of pulp magazines is in our Pulp section on the website.

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Martin Myrone. In a career that spanned a turbulent era in European history, William Blake (1757-1827) produced one of the most celebrated and intense bodies of works in the history of art. Neglected and misunderstood in his lifetime, his extraordinary paintings, poetry, and prints now enjoy an international reputation. His visual interpretations of the Bible and the poetry of Milton and Dante demonstrate a fervid invention and a searching intellect that have entranced generations of admirers. Tate, 2007....More.

Item Code: BLAKB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 223pg, Full Color
$29.95 $12.95

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RED SONJA Tarot Cards
Back in stock. 78 Unique Cards. Oversized. Highly Recommended. These large 3x5 cards (a playing card is much smaller) feature choice images of Red Sonja culled from 45 years in comics. Like the best-selling Vampirella Tarot Set, also from Dynamite, this handsome pack is a fun and exciting way to immerse yourself in the world of tarot with Red Sonja as your guide! Or, just enjoy 78 different images by the likes of Alex Ross, Jay Anacleto, Lucio Parrillo, Jenny Frison, Coleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Bill Tan, etc. Deluxe illustrated box. Dynamite, 2018....More.

Item Code: REDTC
3x5, 78 cards, Full Color
See our website for more Tarot sets, and of course, for more Red Sonja in all her incarnations.


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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Collects Captain America Comics #13-24, 1942-43. Never before collected!! Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee et al. Art by Syd Shores, Al Avison et al. Marvel celebrates the 80th anniversary of the legendary red, white and blue super-soldier Captain America with a second Omnibus hardcover of vintage 1940s Timely tales! Across 12 64-page classics, Steve Rogers and Bucky battle Axis invaders, fifth columnists, weird terrors, robotic menaces — and the Red Skull! The World War II-era action takes place both stateside, and in the European and Pacific theaters of battle. Foes include the reanimated murderer Killer Kole, the lethal and lovely Queen Medusa, and Black Talon and Black Toad. Marvel, 2021. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: GACA02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 832pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
Golden Age Captain America Omnibus Volume 1 contains issues #1-12, 1941-42. [GACA01H. $100, $85] 

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 5
Collects Savage Sword of Conan #61-72, 1981-82. Recommended. New writers Michael Fleisher and Bruce Jones join Conan legend John Buscema to drive the barbarian's black-and-white adventures into savage new directions! Writer Roy Thomas returns for a locked-door mystery set at sea, with Conan playing the sleuth! Plus: comic art master Alex Toth delivers a stunning Conan art portfolio, and Gil Kane and John Buscema both write and draw their barbarian backup features "Chane", and "Bront!" Marvel, 2021. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: SAVS05H
Hard Cover, 768pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

Second edition with dust jacket. Highly Recommended. By Linda Touby and Jim Whiting. Basil Gogos is one of the most popular painters and illustrators to ever appear in the horror genre. His cover paintings for Famous Monsters of Filmland are legendary. So precise and perfect was his art that it was hard to believe he started with sketches on blank paper! Here for the first time ever, you will investigate Basil's studio to see how he created his famous paintings. You will see scores of early, unfinished sketches and ideas plus finished color paintings, from the original art. Fantaco Enterprises, 2021. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: MONBGH2
Hard Cover, 8x11, 204pg, Partial Color

By David Kunzle. This unique collection enters deep into an era of comic history that has been entirely neglected. Suddenly in 1847, a new, post-Töpffer comic strip sparks to life in Britain, mostly in periodicals, and especially in Punch, where all the best artists of the period participated: Richard Doyle, John Tenniel, John Leech, Charles Keene, and George Du Maurier. George Cruikshank revived the comic strip in The Bottle. University Press of Mississippi, 2021. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: REBIH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 500pg, Partial Color
See previous volumes of Captain America, Savage Sword, and Gogos volumes here.

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Money Shot Volume 2 came in, it's a fun, sexy sci-fi series about space travelers raising money by making erotic films of their alien encounters. Volume 1 is still available [MONS01. $17.99, $15.99].

Click here to see more of our erotic graphic novels, including the popular Swing series.

Two new Goliath photography books are here: Naturally Sexy Girls by photographer Michael White. And A Photographic History of Orgies—the title says it all, 19th century to 1940 photographs. Text in both books is minor but in five languages.

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Reginald Heade

Vintage paperback cover artist Reginald Heade and his good-girl (and bad girl) work was the cover feature of our last catalog. We've just learned the first Heade volume is out of print, but we do still have a good stock as I write this. The second book is entirely different. See them both here.


The latest set of four Tarzan books came in, but we've only gotten part of our shipment. ERB Inc actually had some damages, so we are waiting for the rest of our order before we can finish sending out copies ordered in advance...then we'll list these here, hopefully in a couple weeks or three. They look good, and the archival sections are longer and better in these new releases. See all twelve of the releases here.


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