Bit of a quiet week for new items, but we have a few…All the “Love” books are now here, wordless graphic novels from France nominated for two Eisner Awards. A new Orchideengarten release, Alex Ross's Marvel Treasury, the last Frank Thorne interview, a new issue of Bare Bones, teen-aged witches in Ravens… Plus Imperfect Editions, Warehouse Finds and coming items.
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|LOVE THE FOX |
Award-Winning French Series. Highly Recommended. By Frédéric Brrémaud. Art by Federico Bertolucci. It's not easy being one of the smaller predators in the woods, competing with an entire woodland population for scraps along the food chain. But when nature throws cataclysmic weather into the mix, it becomes a race for survival — and love. Follow an agile, intrepid fox through a day's journey through the woods in this beautiful all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in lavish, wordless illustration. Magnetic Press, 2015....More.
Item Code: LOVEFH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 80pg, Full Color
|LOVE THE DINOSAUR |
Award-Winning French Series. Highly Recommended. By Frédéric Brrémaud. Art by Federico Bertolucci. Life in the primordial swamps of prehistoric Earth was a daily trial of survival, especially for the smaller dinosaurs just trying to get by without being trampled, attacked, or eaten. Not even the biggest beasts were safe, as there always seemed to be an even bigger threat looming on the horizon. This exciting tale, written by Frederic Brremaud, is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci. Magnetic Press, 2017....More.
Item Code: LOVEDH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 80pg, Full Color
|LOVE THE LION|
Award-Winning French Series. Highly Recommended. By Frédéric Brrémaud. Art by Federico Bertolucci. Both heartwarming and heartbreaking, this volume focuses on a solitary lion as it wanders the plains of Africa, handling the daily hunt, and vicious rivalry, without a pride of its own. The Circle of Life takes center stage in a world where predator and prey trade places on a regular basis, and Family is something worth fighting — and dying — for. This exciting tale, written by Frederic Brremaud, is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci. Magnetic Press, 2016....More.
Item Code: LOVELH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 80pg, Full Color
|LOVE THE TIGER |
Award-Winning French Series. Highly Recommended. Frédéric Brrémaud. Art by Federico Bertolucci. A day in the life of the king of the jungle, this lavishly illustrated story follows a single majestic tiger through a wordless adventure of survival as it hunts pray and defends itself from other would-be killers defending their territory. This exciting tale is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci. A beautiful, all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling. Like a nature documentary in illustration. Magnetic Press, 2015....More.
Item Code: LOVETH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 80pg, Full Color
"Visually lavish and unforgettable." - Kirkus
"While the plot, such as it is, is engaging, the real star here is the luminous artwork, which features vivid, realistic animals in alarming peril. The astonishing destruction is both chaotic and gorgeous." — Booklist
Also available is the latest book in this series, Love the Mastiff [LOVEMH. $17.99], which was listed here a few weeks ago. I liked it so much, I brought in the rest of the series.
Treasury Edition. Collects Overture & Marvel #1-6, 2020. Recommended. By Steve Darnall. Art by Alex Ross et al. Marvel is an anthology of stories by unique, exceptional talents, many of whom are working with these characters for the very first time. They're linked together by an overarching story by Alex and writer Steve Darnall featuring the dread dream lord Nightmare, who threatens the entire Marvel Universe...and possibly beyond! Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Thing, Doctor Doom, the Vision, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Warlock, Rocket Raccoon, the Golden Age Black Widow and more Marvel mainstays. Marvel, 2021....More.
Item Code: MARTR
Soft Cover, 9x13, 196pg, Full Color
|See our website for more by Alex Ross.|
|PERILOUS GARDEN The Art of Der Orchideengarten Volume 6|
Recommended. Collects #16-24, 1919-20. By Thomas Negovan. Prior to COVID-19, the world experienced the devastating influenza pandemic of 1918-1920. Germany was already decimated by the First World War, and the Spanish Flu ravaged the country from border to border. It was during these unsettling years that the world's first horror-fantasy magazine was published. Founded four years before the iconic American magazine Weird Tales launched in March 1923, Der Orchideengarten is considered to be the first fantasy magazine. Century Guild, 2021....More.
Item Code: ARTD06
Soft Cover, 5x9, 468pg, Partial Color
|The five previous collections are all available, same price. See more from the VERY unusual publisher, Century Guild! I recommend all their books.|
|AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS |
Collects #1-4, 2020. By Dan Panosian. Art by Marianna Ignazzi. Welcome to Crab's Eye. Acclaimed cartoonist Dan Panosian (Slots) and rising star artist Marianna Ignazzi present a new supernatural mystery about a group of high schoolers steeped in witchcraft and the town they live in, filled with long-hidden secrets and unchecked power. Not all the witches burned during the Salem Witch Trials — and the ones that survived did so together, protecting the ancient secrets entrusted to them for generations. They call themselves the Ravens. Boom!, 2021....More.
Item Code: ANUNK
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
|BARE BONES Volume 6 Summer 2021 |
Recommended. In this issue: Don D'Ammassa on the Hammer Horror Film Omnibus Novelizations; Horror Anthology Series in Britain; The Outer Limits on Home Video; Caroline Munro and the Lamb's Navy Rum Campaign Photo Gallery and Interview; Richard Krauss on Private Eye digest; Sleaze Alley; David J. Schow's R&D on Rod Serling's Twilight Zone Magazine. And more! Profusely illustrated. Independently published, 2021....More.
Item Code: BARE06
Soft Cover, 6x9, 110pg, Text/b&w
|Click here for full details on the previous issues, and more from the off beat publisher.|
|VAMPIRELLA 1992 & RED SONJA 1982 One Shot Set |
Bagged set of two one-shot comics. By Amy Chu and Max Bemis. Art by Eric Blake, Marcos Ramos, Roberto Castro. Cover art by Jonathan Broxton. Red Sonja 1982: Amy Chu returns to pen Red Sonja as a mysterious killer android from the future hunts the legendary mercenary from the past. A.I. meets magic in a story that takes us to — where else? — Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the City of Angels! Vampirella 1992: Max Bemis, Roberto Castro and Marcos Ramos take Vampi to a comic-con cosplay event where all hell, literally, breaks loose. Dynamite, 2021....More.
Item Code: VAMRSOP
Comic, 7x10, 40pg ea, Full Color
|FRANK THORNE The Blue Wizard of the Comic Arts|
Recommended. Comic Book Historians, Alex Grand and Jim Thompson provide historical insight into the comic book legend Frank Thorne with essays and a one of a kind interview shortly before his death, discussing his works. Thorne has worked at Dell, Gold Key, and DC Comics. He received an explosion of fan activity in the 1970s and 80s with his comic work centered around strong beautiful female characters like Red Sonja and other famous femmes fatales like Ghita, Lann for Heavy Metal, Ribit for Comico, Danger Rangerette for National Lampoon, and Moonshine McJugs for Playboy. Comic Book Historians, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: FTBLUE
Soft Cover, 7x10, 64pg, Text/b&w
FRANK THORNE'S RIBIT
Limited, 1000. Recommended. Frank Thorne's masterful blend of medieval sorcery and modern science comes together in another universe where only Ribit, the warrior woman created by magic, fights the final battle to save her world from the forces of chaos and darkness. Created as an extended narrative in four comic books released by Comico in 1989, the entire narrative has never been printed as Thorne intended, as one complete story, until now! Limited to a print run of 1000 hardcovers. One page was left out of this when it was printed, so Hermes has included that page separately, in full color, and it can be slid into proper place. And an errata sheet explaining this is also included. Hermes Press, 2019....More.
Item Code: FRATRH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 144pg, Partial Color
FRANK THORNE'S LANN
Limited, 1000. Recommended. While Frank Thorne is known primarily for his adult sword-swinging heroine, Ghita, and for his Red Sonja at Marvel, he also created the sexy cyber heroine Lann. First starring in Heavy Metal magazine in the 80s, the sexy dark haired super-spy Lann with her droids Glitch and Shard were an updated and more erotic version of Barbarella! Fresh from her recent rejuvenation treatment, Lann is on a mission to find two kidnapped girls from Neon-Six. The new adventure is filled with bed-hopping, zap guns, space ships, anatomically detailed robots...! Hermes Press, 2019....More.
Item Code: FRATHH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 96 pg, b&w
|Many of Frank's best books remain available: the original 1986 Lann, Red Sonja Artist's Edition 1 and 2, Frank's Red Sonja 45th Anniversary Statue Berserker Variant and more on Frank in Alter Ego #151 and Comic Book Creator #23 (The Wendy Pini issue).|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN By Michelinie & McFarlane Omnibus |
New printing. Collects Amazing Spider-Man #296-329, 1988-1990 & more. Recommended. David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane take the creative reins and the threats to Spidey have never been greater! From the introduction of the lethal Venom to the return of old enemies like Mysterio, the Scorpion and more, to facing newcomers to his friendly neighborhood like Sabretooth, the Taskmaster, Magneto and the Sentinels, Spidey sure has his hands full! Good thing he's got Mary Jane, Captain America, the Black Cat and the Hulk around to lend a hand! Marvel, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: AMASPH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 856pg, Full Color
|FANTASTIC FOUR Omnibus Volume 3 |
New printing. Collects Fantastic Four #61-93; Fantastic Four Annual #5-7 & more, 1967-69. Our Highest Recommendation. It's one history-making hit after another: the first appearances of the Kree, Annihilus and "Him" (a.k.a. Adam Warlock); team-ups with the Inhumans and Silver Surfer; and the birth of Franklin Richards! Add in classic enemies Dr. Doom, the Mole Man and Galactus...and Crystal's first outing as a member of the FF. Marvel, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: FFOM03H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 952pg, Full Color
|FANTASTIC FOUR Omnibus Volume 4 |
Collects Fantastic Four #94-125, Annual #8-9, 1969-72 & more. Highly Recommended. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby conclude their record-setting tenures on the FF, the book that birthed the Marvel Universe! In Kirby's final issues, Doctor Doom lurks in the shadows, the FF save Apollo 11 from an alien threat, and the Sub-Mariner and Magneto team up to attack our heroes! Then art legends John Romita Sr. and John Buscema give us the Thing battling the Hulk, the Surfer taken captive by Galactus and the Overmind — plus Doctor Doom joins the FF?! Guest-starring Black Panther, the Inhumans and more! Marvel, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: FFOM04H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 816pg, Full Color
|FABLES COMPENDIUM THREE |
Recommended. Art by Mark Buckingham. Explore Bill Willingham's acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning series Fables to the very end in this third and final volume. After the great War — the great crossover! This captures all the branching fables that intersect our heroes' stories — from Jack of Fables and The Literals, to the classic short story Werewolves of the Heartland. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: FABC03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1096pg, Full Color
|Volumes 1 and 2 are available, same discounted price.|
|STARMAN COMPENDIUM ONE |
Collects: Starman #0-42 plus 13 more Annuals and issues, 1994-98. By James Robinson. Art by Tony Harris. When the original Starman's old foe The Mist continues an old vendetta, Jack Knight is forced into a role he's spent his whole life denying and again picks up Starman's Cosmic Rod. Watch Starman go up against The Mist, The Shade, and even Captain Marvel. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: STAR01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1448pg, Full Color
|KULL THE DESTROYER The Original Marvel Years Omnibus |
Collects Kull The Conqueror #1-10, 1971; Kull The Destroyer #11-29, and much more, 1970 . Highly Recommended. Following Conan's breakout success, Roy Thomas set his sights on Robert E. Howard's barbarian king of Valusia: Kull! Marie Severin and John Severin contributed what many consider the creative highlight of their careers, in tales that showed how uneasy sat the crown on the head of Kull — especially when confronting wicked sorcerer Thulsa Doom! The art of Mike Ploog also features heavily, and Kull's first appearance is here, by Bernie Wrightson! Marvel, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: KULLDH
Hard Cover, 808pg, Full Color
|Here's more available on Kull, and Conan, and Robert E. Howard.|
|LOKI Omnibus Volume 1 |
Stories from Journey into Mystery, Thor & much more, 1963-68. Highly Recommended. The classic villainy of the God of Mischief — every Loki appearance from Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's legendary era of Thor and more. It's a volume full of brotherly rivalry, deadly plots and wicked magic! Across the ages, Loki's tricks on Thor are a treat to read, as he wreaks havoc in Asgard and Midgard, banishing Jane Foster to Limbo, trading spells with Doctor Strange, masterminding a Thor/Silver Surfer battle...and of course, causing the Avengers to first assemble! Marvel, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: LOKI01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1008pg, Full Color
|FOURTH WORLD By John Byrne Omnibus |
Collects New Gods #12-15, Jack Kirby's Fourth World #1-20, and Genesis #1-4, 1996-98. Following his legendary work on Superman, X-Men, and Fantastic Four, John Byrne takes on Jack Kirby's groundbreaking creations! While staying faithful to Kirby's original vision, these tales brought characters like Orion, Darkseid, Mr. Miracle, and the Forever People into the 1990s, reviving the epic mythology of New Genesis and Apokolips for a new generation of readers. This collection also includes Genesis, a team-up between the heroes of Earth — including Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman — and the New Gods of New Genesis against Darkseid, as the Godwave threatens reality! DC Comics, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: FOURJBH
Hard Cover, 768pg, Full Color
|Here is the Absolute Fourth World by Kirby, and also his Fourth World Omnibus, and the Mister Miracle and Forever People Artist's Editions.|
|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.|
|Books with minor bumps or dents, at half price. Limited quantities on all. Click here for more bargain titles, in our new Imperfect Editions section.|
|X-MEN The Art and Making of the Animated Series Hurt |
By Eric LeWald and Julia LeWald. Go behind the scenes of the landmark animated series with Stan Lee, Margaret Loesch, Avi Arad, and Haim Saban, as well as exclusive production art and commentary from key X-Men: TAS artists such as supervising producer/director Will Meugniot, producer/director Larry Houston, producer/director Frank Squillace, storyboard artist and model designer Rick Hoberg, model designer Frank Brunner, and character, prop, and model designer/cleanup artist Mark Lewis. Abrams, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners. ...More.
Item Code: XMENAHR
Hard Cover, 12x10, 288pg, Full Color
|THE BOOK OF PIRATES Hurt |
Highly Recommended. By Howard Pyle. Rarely have the exploits of marauding pirates and buccaneers of the Spanish Main been more vividly recounted than in the stories of author and illustrator Howard Pyle. Possessed of a unique talent for recapturing the flavor of bygone eras, Pyle wrote and illustrated these highly readable sagas of the sea wolves who sailed under the dreaded black flag. 80 illustrations: b&w plates and drawings and 16 full color plates. Unabridged new edition of his 1921 Book of Pirates plus 5 additional color plates. Dover, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: BOOKPIR
Soft Cover, 6x9, 336pg, Text/Partial Color
|JOHNNY HAZARD THE SUNDAYS Full Size 1944-1947 Hurt |
Limited, 1000. Highly Recommended. By Frank Robbins. For the last six years Hermes Press has been reprinting the daily version of Frank Robbins' masterpiece, Johnny Hazard. Now after scouring collections all over the world for a set of the color tabloid Sundays, Hermes Press presents an archival, full size reprint of these exciting Sunday stories — 133 Sundays in sequence. Plus 26 pages of special features, from character original art, full size, to a look at Robbin's work at DC and at Marvel Comics by Roy Thomas, and a Foreword, "A Look at One of the Great," by Howard Chaykin. Hermes Press, 2020. Condition: bumped corners. ...More.
Item Code: JHSHR
Hard Cover, 12x17, 160pg, Full Color
|STEVE CANYON Volume 9 1963-64 Hurt |
Contraband Cargo. Dailies and Sundays. Recommended. By Milton Caniff. Six white horses laid a President to rest as a nation wept, but Milton Caniff knew that a man”and a nation”must carry on. In these stories from 1963-64, the globetrotting Steve Canyon foils diabolical enemy plots in half a dozen countries. Steve goes undercover in Turkey, tries not to get clawed by his old "friend" Cheetah during an encounter in western Mexico, and tackles a communist plot in Africa. And after being embroiled in a royal family feud in the fictional kingdom of Mahnay, Canyon has his first brush with military action in Vietnam! IDW, 2018. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: SC09HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 336pg, Partial Color
We also have just one copy of each of these, just listed:
THE COMPLETE CHESTER GOULD'S DICK TRACY Volume 15 Hurt [CC15HR . $39.99/$19.99]
BLACK WIDOW Omnibus Hurt [BLAWHR. $100/$50]
|MIRAGE By Boris Vallejo |
Warehouse Find, 1982. By Boris Vallejo. Enter a world beyond your wildest dreams...A world of sensational sex goddesses...brazen, muscled men...incredible, mythical beasts. Few artists are as imaginative, skillful, and versatile as Boris Vallejo. Ballantine, 1982. Out of print. Mature readers. Condition: Bumped corner, scuffed cover. ...More.
Item Code: MIRBV
Soft Cover, 9x12, 80pg, Partial Color
|See our website for more of Boris and Julie's art.|
|ILENE MEYER PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, PERCEPTIONS |
Warehouse find, 2004. Edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner. Ilene Meyer's oil paintings transport viewers through the mists of myths and creation to explore a unique world populated by fantastical creatures and imaginary landscapes - all rendered with clarity and passion. As surreal as Pablo Picasso or Salvador Dali, as evocative as Georgia O'Keeffe, this gallery introduces SF and New Age afficionados to the first full-scale celebration of Meyer's work. Invoking themes of ecology, conservation, culture, and lost civilizations, Meyer's paintings pronounce that all existence is interconnected and that all souls are intertwined. Already a cultural sensation in Japan and the subject of numerous articles, interviews and even a documentary film, Meyer is perfectly primed to enchant America with her bold, painterly style. Designed and edited by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner, the creators of the Spectrum series, this is the first collection of Ilene Meyer paintings to be published in the U.S. Underwood Books, 2004. Condition: Fine. ...More.
Item Code: ILENEH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
|THE WONDERFUL EDISON TIME MACHINE |
Warehouse find, 1999. By Malcom Willits. Art by Toby Bluth. Jubee and his two friends find a time machine made by Thomas Edison. They go back in time to 1929. Jubee wants to make a billion dollars in the market. He also wants to stop the crash of the market and stop the second world war. Hypostyle Hall, 1999. ...More.
Item Code: WEDTMAH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 220pg, Text/Partial Color
|SECRET TEACHINGS OF A COMIC BOOK MASTER The Art of Alfredo Alcala |
Warehouse find, 2015. By Heidi MacDonald and Phillip Dana Yeh. Introductions by Gil Kane and Roy Thomas. In the late 1960s, an extremely talented group of Filipino illustrators took the American comic book industry by storm “ and the late Alfredo Alcala led the way, working for both Marvel and DC on such popular characters as Conan the Barbarian and Batman. This unique work is loaded with amazing art and pointers on observational methods, composition, and other techniques. In addition to insightful interviews with Alcala, the book features pages from his groundbreaking masterwork, Voltar, which was hailed as a new concept in comic book form, an epic in narrative art, and a milestone in sequential art illustration. Students, professionals, teachers, and fans will treasure this inspiring volume and its insider's look at comic book artistry. Dover, 2015. Condition: Bumped corner....More.
Item Code: STCBMA
Soft Cover, 8x11, 72pg, Text/b&w
|We still have two of Alcala's Voltar Portfolio [AVOLT. $90]. As new, and signed, from 1979. On the other end of the spectrum, he's also in the 1974 Berkeley Con Program Book [TALBC. $15], along with lots of other interesting talent. See more Alcala here.|
|TRIPWIRE ANNUAL 2007 |
Warehouse find, 2007. Britain's best graphic novel and genre magazine in a glossy once a year book format Annual. 2007's edition has 132 pages of content. Tripwire, 2007....More.
Item Code: TRIWI
Magazine, 8x11, 132pg, Text/Partial Color
|Also available is Tripwire Winter Special 2020/2021 [TRIPA20. $12.99].|
COMIC BOOK REBELS Signed Deluxe - limited to 750, signed by 8 writers & artists - $350
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We discovered a new book on Gene Bilbrew, aka “Eneg”, who along with John Willie was one of the premier fetish artists of the 1950s and 1960s. And it turns out he was Black, by golly. Speaking of which, I never miss a chance to promote the outstanding Invisible Men, about other pioneering Black comic book artists. All my buddies have been scoring copies and enjoying it.
Sex and Horror: The Art of Emanuele Taglietti is back in stock and it was much missed. Here's what we have of the other books in the series; some are out of stock while we await new shipments from Italy. Great series.
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