Thursday, June 3, 2021

A new Dan Brereton collection, Brother Voodoo, Tales From the Crypt, Star Trek, and new Heavy Metal.

This week here's a cool new Dan Brereton collection, Mondo doing Album Covers, Brother Voodoo, two sale-priced books from the Society of Illustrators, one on their EC exhibition, Star Trek, new Heavy Metal, and the latest in the Love series, Love the Mastiff. Coming: four new Illustrator's Quarterly Specials, Absolute Wonder Woman, and Shock Illustrated.

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New from Dan Brereton


Signed! Highly Recommended. By Dan Brereton. Children of the Night is a deluxe hardcover edition, presented in spectral color, featuring an extensive collection of haunting new artwork, consisting of: 136 pages, "Virgin"dustcover -no titles or text on front cover, and full color illustrated endsheets. Join Dan once again in the Night Studio for his monograph of collected illustrations, pin-ups, drawings and sketches, featuring a line-up of majestic monster gals, noble brutes and pulpish heroes. As ever, Dan's Monster Noir comic creations, the Nocturnals, are also included here - along with page after page of other new works. As a bonus, there is a section featuring many of his most beloved pieces from decades past. Dan Brereton, 2021....More.

Item Code: CHILHS
Hard Cover, 9x12, 136pg, Full Color

Signed with an original drawing!
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT Signed with Drawing
Item Code: CHILHD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 136pg, Full Color

So far this brand new title is only available from the Kickstarter campaign and from us. Click here or on the banner above for all of Dan's work: more signed editions, editions with drawings, and highly recommended on-sale titles.

Retro Artwork by Mondo


MONDO The Art of Soundtracks
Foreword by Michael Giacchino. Following the success of The Art of Mondo comes another highly visual and deliciously “pop” collection of art inspired by the soundtracks of films, video games, and more. This highlights the all-original art created exclusively for Mondo's vinyl releases by world renowned artists for soundtracks to films, TV, and video games. Featuring stunning new takes on classic and modern material. Insight Editions, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: MONDH
Hard Cover, 12x12, 216pg, Partial Color
$50.00 $45.00

BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES The Phantom City Creative Collection
Our Highest Recommendation. By Mondo. Art by Justin Erickson. Foreword by Paul Dini. A visually dynamic celebration of the Emmy Award-winning series. Known for their limitless passion and incredible ingenuity for film and television posters, Mondo turns their attention to the highly acclaimed show. Mondo has received global recognition for their astonishing artisanal posters, and their creations here partner with the award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc., Justin Erickson, in order to bring this show to life in a striking and unparalleled way. Filled with Erikson's slick graphic design as well as beautifully rendered illustrations. Insight Editions, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: BATMASH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 144pg, Full Color
$60.00 $52.50

Two Amazing Exhibit Catalogs from Society of Illustrators – On Sale


TALES FROM THE CRYPT The Revolutionary Art of Mad and EC Comics
Closeout Price! 100 pages of EC and Mad Comics greatness, original art, and many scholarly essays outlining the history and cultural legacy of EC and Mad Comics. Deluxe printing and paper, limited edition, containing detailed color reproductions of the art of Jack Davis, Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, Al Williamson, Graham Ingels, Marie Severin, Al Jaffee, Angelo Torres, and many more. This Society publication is a highly collectible keepsake of the popular 2018 exhibition. Society of Illustrators, 2018. ...More.

Item Code: TALFROM
Soft Cover, 8x11, 100pg, Full Color
$30.00 $19.95

Closeout Price! By Arpi Ermoyan. Fascinating insights into the lives and works of 82 top artists elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame make this an inspiring reference for professionals, students, collectors, art historians, and appreciators of fine commercial art. From illustrators such as N.C. Wyeth to Charles Dana Gibson to Thomas Nast, profiles and major examples of each artist's work give a sweeping overview of the art of illustration. 450 color illustrations. Chartwell, 2002. ...More.

Item Code: FAMAMH
Hard Cover, 12x12, 224pg, Full Color
$40.00 $29.95

Highly Recommended. Foreword by Dennis Dittrich. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. A New York City–based institution founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators remains dedicated to promoting the art of illustration. Ten years after its 1901 founding, the organization resolved to publish an annual compilation of the year's best illustrations by its members—today the Illustrators Annual is among the most prestigious publications in its field. 85 images, including work by the most influential illustrators of the twentieth century: Frederic Remington, James Montgomery Flagg, Franklin Booth, Charles Dana Gibson, and many others. Dover, 2020....More.

Item Code: FIRAN
Soft Cover, 8x11, 192 pg., b&w
$24.95 $22.95

2020 Bestseller #2. New Printing, First printing limited to 5000. From the leading authority on EC. Huge oversized volume.Our Highest Recommendation.By Grant Geissman. With exclusive 8x11 full color bookplate drawn by Angelo Torres, and signed by the author. Taschen presents the full, fascinating story of this fabled company, written and designed by EC-expert Grant Geissman. Even the most die-hard EC Fan-Addicts will find something new within these pages, with the Gaines family archives providing over 100 rarities that have never seen print. Cover images are reproduced from Gaines file copies. 1,000 illustrations include the rarest and most notorious covers, interior pages and panels, rare photos, vintage original artwork, and some of the most celebrated stories ever to be printed in four colors. Note: Due to the weight, Rush shipping would require an additional charge. Taschen, 2020....More.

Item Code: HISECH
Hard Cover, 16x11, 596pg, Full Color
The History of EC is very close to being out of print. We don't expect to see a second edition, that is not Taschen's style. Usually, they will wait two or three years, and then do a smaller-sized edition. Our copies still come with an exclusive full color bookplate drawn by Angelo Torres and signed by author Grant Geissman. Here's much more on EC Comics. Here's more from The Society of Illustrators.

Comics & Graphic Novels


Highly Recommended. By Frederic Brremaud. Art by Federico Bertolucci. A loyal hunting dog finds himself alone in the wild outback of Australia when his master is struck down by a poisonous snake during an expedition. Now he must make his way through the dangers and obstacles of the magnificent wilderness, relying on instincts that no amount of domestication can fully suppress... Magnetic Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: LOVEMH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 84pg, Full Color
This is the latest in a series of five wordless graphic novels by the same creator, “each depicting a day in the life of different wild animals, told through the lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a a nature documentary in illustration.” From France, these have won numerous awards. Four more titles, published prior to this latest one, will be in stock soon, all at the same low price.

CONAN The Songs of The Dead and Other Stories
By Joe R. Lansdale, Timothy Truman et al. Art by Paul Lee, Marian Churchland et al. Conan aids an old ally in the wretched wastes of Stygia - a harsh desert that harbors undreamed-of wealth! But Conan's pursuit of ancient treasure soon unearths a conniving spirit - and as blood spills on the desolate dust, a dark-hearted sorcerer brings forth unholy abominations! Only Conan's cold steel can save all creation from the horror that awaits! Then, Conan teams with two sister thieves to rob a haunted cliff-top castle. But evil spirits are the least of Conan's problems when both sisters set their sights on him! Plus: Conan must prevent the revival of a sleeping god - and walk the road of kings! Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: CONSON
Soft Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Here's more of the latest Conan, new graphic novels as well as Archives.

HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE #304 Andrea De Dominicis Cover
By Steve Orlando and Ron Marz et al. As this difficult year comes to a close Heavy Metal soldiers on and continues its monthly duty of publishing some of the best science-fiction, fantasy, and horror stories in the comic book industry! Writer extraordinaire Steve Orlando makes his debut in the magazine with his series Starward! Swamp God by Ron Marz and Armitano also debut in this issue as well as Matt Medney and Geraldo Borges' The Adventures of Adrienne James! Blake Northcott's Synapse returns in this issue! Plus, George C. Romero's The Rise, Bart & Michelle Sears' Maiden, Medney's Dark Wing, Ryan K. Lindsay & Sebastian Piriz' Black Beacon, Brendan Columbus' Savage Circus and much more! Heavy Metal, 2020. Mature readers....More.

Item Code: HM304
Magazine, 8x11, 148pg, Full Color

HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE #306 Kai Carpenter Cover
By Juan Giménez, Richard Malka et al. Last year the world sadly lost legendary author Juan Giménez, but his work and art live on and are a living testament of his greatness. Heavy Metal 306 presents the first chapter of the space opera Segments by Richard Malka and Juan Giménez! Steve Orlando continues with his Starward, as well as George C. Romero's The Rise, Ron Marz' Swamp God, Michelle and Bart Sears' Maiden, Matthew Medney's Dark Wing, and Brendan Columbus' Savage Circus. Plus, a new installment of Synapse by Blake Northcott and the return of the Cold Dead War zombie crew! Heavy Metal, 2021. Mature readers....More.

Item Code: HM306
Magazine, 8x11, 148pg, Full Color
Also available: Heavy Metal #296, 297, 298, 299, 300 at $9.99 each, and #301, 303, 305 at $13.99 each. We're still hoping to see copies of #302, which we've never had as a new item. As I've explained previously, it's been very hard to get accurate shipments or information from HM.

Men's Adventure Magazines


By Robert Deis and Bill Cunningham. The Men's Adventure Quarterly is a lushly-illustrated, full color magazine launched in 2021 that reprints and discusses classic stories and artwork from men's adventure magazines published in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. This first issue reprints rip-snorting Western stories by Lou Cameron, Dean W. Ballenger, Jack Pearl, Don Honig and other veteran action/adventure writers. Each story is accompanied by the cover of the magazine it appeared in and the original interior artwork, plus an introduction with background information on the writer, artist or magazine, and much more. Independently published, 2021....More.

Item Code: MENQ01
Magazine, 8x10, 155pg, Partial Color

EVA: Men's Adventure Supermodel Hardcover
Variant cover and 72 extra pages. Highly Recommended. By Eva Lynd. Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle. Model. Pin-up. Actress. Singer. Writer. Royalty. Blonde Swedish countess Eva Lynd's multi-faceted career touches every aspect of 20th century popular culture. A model for leading illustration artists and top glamour and pin-up photographers, cover-featured on true detective and men's magazines, a model for the "sweat" mags for both covers and stories, she also appeared in well-known films and television series. In this lavishly illustrated volume drawn from her personal archives, Eva Lynd shares her story in her own words and pictures. New Texture, 2019....More.

Item Code: EVAMH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 186pg, Partial Color
Also available in softcover [EVAM. $24.95]. See our website for more on Men's Adventure Magazines.

Comic Book Archives


1973-1990. By Len Wein et al. Art by Gene Colan et al. In 1973, Marvel's iconic series Strange Tales was reborn, starring an extraordinary new horror hero. Here are the zombie-hunting adventures of Brother Voodoo — back to life! Haitian-born Jericho Drumm left his island nation to study psychology in America. When his brother is on his death bed, he returns home and this man of science becomes entangled in the spiritual world of voodoo! Jericho's brother's spirit is joined with his own. His exploits also pit him against A.I.M. and team him with Moon Knight and Doctor Strange. Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: MMBV01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 344pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION Mirror Universe Collection
By Scott Tipton, David Tipton. Art by J.K. Woodward, Angel Hernandez, Carlos Nieto. Space... The final frontier. These are the voyages of the I.S.S. Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to conquer strange new worlds, to enslave new life and new civilizations... To boldly go where no one has gone before! In the other-dimensional Mirror Universe there is no United Federation of Planets, only a cruel Terran Empire, where advancement comes through assassination, brutality is commonplace, and kindness is a weakness. IDW, 2021....More.

Item Code: STNEXM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 408pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99
See our website for more Marvel Masterworks, and more on Star Trek.

Back in Stock - Carl Barks


Back in stock. WDC&S #228-235, FC #1025, 1055, 1073, Donald Duck #68 & Dell Giant/Christmas Parade #26, 1959-60. By Carl Barks. Book 23. Two dozen stories, including several offbeat adventures with Scrooge, Gyro, Daisy & others. Huey, Dewey, and Louie earn a trip to the North Pole in a submarine — and Donald stows away! Gyro Gearloose invents a flying sled! Donald's taking the nephews to South America. Each meticulously restored and newly colored, as well as insightful story notes by an international panel of Barks experts. Fantagraphics, 2020....More.

Item Code: WD23H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 200pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
Also just arrived this week, Walt Disney's Donald Duck The Twenty-four Carat Moon [WD22H. $29.99]. See our website for more by Carl Barks, and Walt Disney.

Book Palace: Coming in July


ILLUSTRATION ART GALLERY PRESENTS Charles Dickens Drawings and Paintings by Ron Sidney Embleton
Limited, 600. By Peter Richardson. Art by Ron Embleton. For the first time ever, Book Palace presents the complete collection of Ron Embleton's Dickensian themed artworks. Created during the 1970s these images covered a variety of themes including characters from the novels of Dickens, children's street games, street vendors, horse-borne transport and Edwardian entertainment. The book includes an introduction to Ron Embleton's art and career, including photographs of the artist in his studio and the techniques he employed to create these delightful images, scanned directly from the originals. Book Palace, 2021. Due July....More.

Item Code: ILLCDH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color

ILLUSTRATION ART GALLERY PRESENTS Through the Ages Drawings and Paintings by Peter Jackson
By Peter Jackson. For the first time ever, Illustration Art Gallery presents this major collection of Peter Jackson's stunning historical art. Most active during the 1960s - 1980s, Peter used his superb artistry and wonderful imagination to depict a variety of historic events and characters, including the Ancients, Roman and Greek History, Medieval, Tudor and Victorian times, and beyond, taking us well into 20th Century Life. The book includes an introduction to Peter Jackson's art and career, including the techniques he employed to create these delightful images, scanned directly from the originals. Book Palace, 2021. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: ILLTHH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color

Limited, 1000. By Norman Boyd and Oliver Frey. Art by Frank Bellamy. Frank Bellamy is an artist whose work reflects much of the century that he inhabited. Born a year before the end of the First World War, his art documented an age of conflict, exploration, technological advancement, social change and an age which could envisage worlds as yet undiscovered as well as worlds long departed deep beneath the sands of time. His story follows the course of many of his contemporaries, a driven determination to secure a living as a illustrator, bolstered by sporadic exposure to art tuition, stints in a provincial studio “learning on the job”, and the “pilgrimage to London” and more specifically Fleet Street, which in the 1950s was a veritable Mecca for aspiring illustrators. Book Palace, 2021. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: IQS11
Magazine, 9x11, 144pg, Partial Color

Third printing of their most popular special issue. Highly Recommended. By Diego Cordoba. With Jordi Bernet, Enric, Luis Garcia, Pepe Gonzales, Esteban Maroto, Sanjulian and Josep Toutain. The inside story of the Spanish Studio/Agency (Toutain Studio) that transformed the Warren empire and brought an unprecedented realism into comics! This glorious book from Illustrators is lavishly illustrated not only with Warren art, but with other comics projects, foreign publications, special projects, even specialty paintings never before seen. Finally we learn about these amazing talents that took comics by storm in the seventies and challenged U.S. artists with their abundant talent and creativity. Some nudity. Book Palace, 2021. Mature Readers. Due: Jul. ...More.

Item Code: IQS01
Magazine, 8x11, 144pg, Partial Color
See our website for more IQ Specials and back issues.

Coming in August


Collects #1-4 plus scripts for #5. Our Highest Recommendation. Written by Daniel Keyes, Al Feldstein, and Robert Bernstein. Enjoy the complete run of Shock Illustrated, an innovative "Picto-Fiction" magazine containing illustrated prose stories of wife swapping, drugs, prostitution, thrill killers, and more of society's dark underbelly -- written by Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon), and drawn by Jack Kamen, Reed Crandall, Graham Ingels, Angelo Torres, George Evans and Al Williamson!Painted covers. Includes the rare 3rd issue, only 100 ever distributed, plus the never-published lost fourth issue, with pencils from Frank Frazetta! And...scripts for issue 5!ark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: ECASHH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 248pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99
More EC Archives are on our website, as well as the new bargain-priced softcover series, beginning with Tales from the Crypt [ECTFC01. $19.99, $17.99].

Collects Wonder Woman #1-14; Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #26; Who's Who Update 1987 #1-3. By George Pérez. More than four decades after making her debut in All Star Comics #8, the World's Greatest Heroine was comprehensively re-imagined in 1986 by legendary comics creator George Pérez — and this new incarnation of DC Comics' fabled Amazon Princess quickly rose to unprecedented levels of popular and critical acclaim. In collaboration with co-writer Len Wein and inker Bruce Patterson, Pérez went on to craft Wonder Woman's adventures for years, and his masterful stories ranged from heart-stopping battles with the Titans of myth to heart-warming interludes with Diana's trusted network of friends. Now, for the first time ever, these treasured tales from the 1980s are receiving the absolute treatment with larger pages to showcase Pérez's magnificent artwork. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.

Item Code: ABWWGH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 376pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
This is the first-ever Absolute Edition collecting Wonder Woman. See all the other Absolute editions here.

Collects Fantastic Four #31-60, 1961, Fantastic Four Annual #2-4, 1963. Stan Lee's and Jack Kirby's first 30 issues of Fantastic Four were just the warm-up - here's where they really turn up the heat! Experience the boundless energy of two creators at the top of their game: the origin of Dr. Doom; the Frightful Four; the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm; the Inhumans; the Silver Surfer; the Galactus Saga; the debut of the world's first black super hero, the Black Panther; the cosmic clash between the FF, Surfer and Dr. Doom; and of course, "This Man, This Monster!" - widely regarded as the greatest FF tale of all! This massive collector's edition, painstakingly restored from the sharpest material in the Marvel Archives, and packed with critical essays and bonus features aplenty, is nothing short of a cornerstone to the Marvel Universe! Marvel. 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.

Item Code: FFOM02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 832pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

MARVEL MASTERWORKS Captain America Volume 13
Collects Captain America #231-246, 1968; Marvel Premiere #49, 1972. The Falcon has bid Cap adieu, and now the star-spangled Avenger must go it alone against the hate group called the National Force! But what is Sharon Carter doing among their ranks, and who's really pulling the strings of this movement? Captain America will have to go through the Grand Director to get the shocking answers! It's all-out action with Daredevil guest-starring as the story races to its thrilling climax! Then, Cap finds himself in the middle of gang wars that put his methods at odds with the brutal Punisher! And when the Sentinel of Liberty meets the grotesque monster called Adonis, well, it ain't gonna be pretty! Plus: A Falcon solo tale — and the return of “Just a Guy Named Joe!” from Amazing Spider-Man! Marvel, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.

Item Code: MCA13H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 328pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
Here's more of Cap, from previous Masterworks to Omnibus editions of Gold and Silver Age eras. And new work, too, like the Captain America 100 Project.


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