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Artists & Illustration


HARRY HOUDINI The Legend of The World's Greatest Escape Artist
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Janice Weaver. Art by Chris Lane. This illustrated biography combines original artwork and archival artifacts—photographs, playbills, posters, letters, and Houdini's own stage props—to bring the story of the world's greatest escape artist to life. Learn about Houdini's unique rags-to-riches story, from his birth in a Hungarian ghetto to his death from a ruptured appendix at age fifty-two. He began as an escape artist and evolved into the “King of Handcuffs” on the vaudeville circuit, becoming an international star as his escape attempts reached ever more elaborate and dangerous heights. Abrams, 2011. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: HARHOH
Hard Cover, 10x10, 48 pg., Partial Color
$18.95 $9.95
Houdini is also in The Magic Book, Taschen. Previously a $200 edition, now smaller and bargain-priced! [MAGIH. $40]

MODERN MASTERS Volume 29 Cliff Chiang
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Chris Arrant and Eric Nolen-Weathington. As the artist of DC's New 52 breakout hit Wonder Woman series, Cliff Chiang's star has never shown brighter. His bold, graphic style has a classic feel with a modern sensibility, and it's no wonder he's become one of the industry's top illustrators. Now see just how Chiang went from promising assistant editor to in-demand freelance artist. This features a career-spanning interview, and loads of both iconic and rarely seen artwork from Cliff's personal files. There are finished works never published, pencils, sketches, drawings. TwoMorrows, 2014....More.

Item Code: MODM29
Soft Cover, 8x11, 120pg, Partial Color
$15.95 $7.95
Also on sale is #26 with Frazer Irving [MODM26. $7.95]

Closeout Price! Art by Gabriel Dell'otto, Gerardo Sandoval et al. Make your home look amazing with this instant collection of spectacular Spider-Man artwork from the sensational, smash-hit video game! Featuring a gallery of behind-the-scenes illustrations and other stunning masterpieces from the world of Marvel's Spiderman! They all show off Spidey — and, of course, his instantly iconic Advanced Suit — in full glory as he swings through New York City and takes on fearsome foes like the Kingpin, Mister Negative, Doctor Octopus and the Sinister Six! Action shots, battle scenes and more are presented in a glorious format perfect for sticking to your walls! Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: SPIDPO
Soft Cover, 11x16, 42pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99
Here's more Spidey, beginning with the lowest priced items.

TALES The Art of Christian Alzmann Signed
Closeout Price! Signed bookplate. Highly Recommended. By Christian Alzmann. Foreword by Aaron McBride. Afterword by Iain McCaig. We liked this so much back in 2013, when it came out, we asked Alzmann to sign bookplates for us. This is his collection of digital paintings, color sketches and pencils. He also walks the reader through his digital painting process. His first work was at Industrial Light & Magic, and he's been senior VFX Art Director there for quite some time. He's worked on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), AI (2013), and The Hunger Games (2012)! Design Studio, 2013....More.

Item Code: TACA
Soft Cover, 9x12, 103pg, Full Color
$29.95 $14.95

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Renowned commercial artist, illustrator, designer from DC Comics' golden days — all of these describe Nick Cardy. In fact, what has always made his work stand out in all of these venues and more, is his sense of design, storytelling ... and of course his sense of humor. In "Wit-Lash" (a take off on his run on "Bat-Lash," which was also full of humor), we take a look at Nick's sterling wit, while delving into the background of this amazing artist, and looking at some of his works that have not been explored in any other tome, along the way. Little Eva Ink, 2012. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: NICWH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 48 pg., Partial Color
$39.99 $19.99
Surprise! We have 24 more items with Nick Cardy's work—from Planet Comics to Aquaman.

CAPTAIN MARVEL The Official Movie Special Hardcover
Closeout Price! A collector's guide to Marvel Studios' latest box office smash, Captain Marvel, featuring exclusive content showcasing images from the set and much more! Dive into the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and explore behind-the-scenes. Discover what makes your favorite characters come to life with features on every major character, exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, and incredible photos from the set. Ace Air Force pilot Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Titan, 2019....More.

Item Code: CAPMARH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 98pg, Full Color
$19.99 $9.99
See more of the new Captain Marvel on our website, and also the original, now known as Shazam. - Click here for more Artists & Illustration Closeouts.

Comic Book Archives


AMAZING MYSTERIES The Bill Everett Archives Volume 1
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Edited by Blake Bell. As co-creator of both the Sub-Mariner and the modern Daredevil, Everett's place in comic history is assured. Here, over 200 pages of never-before-reprinted art and stories are presented for a new look at one of the best comic artists to ever wield a pen. Here are all of his secondary heroes: Hydroman, Skyrocket Steele, Sub-Zero, the Chameleon and others, a glimpse into the wild imagination and amazing talent of one of the all-time greats of the Golden Age. Fantagraphics, 2011. Out of print....More.

Item Code: AMM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$39.99 $19.95
Here's more of Bill, one of our very favorite comic artists.

CONAN The Jewels of Gwahlur and Other Stories
Collects Jewels of Gwahlur #1-3, 2005, and Daughters of Midora, Mad King & Weight of the Crown. Highly Recommended. By Jimmy Palmiotti & Darick Robertson. Art by P. Craig Russell, Mark Texeira & Robertson. Conan hunts one of the world's greatest treasures in an action-packed adaptation by P. Craig Russell of the original REH story! As Conan seeks the prized Teeth of Gwahlur, he discovers that a former dancing girl is being compelled to pose as a long-dead oracle. Plus, in more tales, a king's daughter is kidnapped by a sorcerer — and only Conan and the girl's sister can save her! And, intrigued by a leader known as the "Mad King of Gaul," Conan joins his army — but when tragedy strikes, will Conan be worthy to wear the crown? Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: CONJG
Soft Cover, 7x10, 176 pg., Full Color
$19.99 $11.99
Here's much more of Conan.

Closeout Price! Collects The Rat #1-5 (Volume 3). Recommended. By Kelly Sue DeConnick. Art by Emma Rios. Amazing artwork, this uses silhouette and impressionist work to great effect, offering a style of graphic novel we have very rarely seen before. It might bear comparison to Colleen Doran's Snow Glass Apples and Promethea. The Eisner-nominated, New York Times bestselling world of Pretty Deadly returns, this time to the sun-soaked strips of '30s-era Hollywood. Here, the best and brightest are dimmed and broken and the granddaughter of Sara Fields is found dead. Desperate to solve her murder, her heartbroken uncle calls on the Reaper of Vengeance to aid him... Image Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: PREDER
Soft Cover, 7x10, 152pg, Full Color
$14.99 $9.99

ONCE & FUTURE Volume 1 The King is Dead
Closeout Price! Collects #1-6, 2019. Recommended. By Kieron Gillen. Art by Dan Mora. Outstanding artwork and what looks like a riveting story! When a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead, retired monster hunter Bridgette McGuire pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, a museum curator, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat from this undead warrior. New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked The Divine, Star Wars) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus). Boom!, 2020....More.

Item Code: ONFU01
Soft Cover, 7x11, 160pg, Full Color
$16.99 $8.99
Tripwire Winter 2020/2021 Special has a Kieron Gillen interview with the writer talking about Once & Future, Die and his latest series, The Eternals, for Marvel [TRIPA20. $12.99].

Closeout Price! Collects the twelve-part miniseries, 2018-19. By Louise Simonson. Art by Cat Staggs, Joel Ojeda et al. The death of Superman was an event that shocked the world. But not every story from that unforgettable day has been told. This companion to the iconic story imagines the never-before-told adventures that take place before, during, and after Superman's deadly clash with Doomsday. How did Superman spend his final hours? How did the rest of the Justice League react to losing their greatest champion? Can Jimmy Olsen keep up with the story of a lifetime? DC Comics, 2019....More.

Item Code: DEASU
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192 pg., Full Color
$16.99 $7.99
Here's more Superman collections and graphic novels.

COFFIN BOUND Volume 1 Happy Ashes
Closeout Price! Collects #1-4, 2019. Recommended. By Dan Watters. Art by Dani. Izzy Tyburn has promised the world that if it won't have her in it, it'll have nothing of her at all. Chased by an unstoppable killer, she's retreading her life, leaving nothing behind but burned rubber, ash, and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. Ride shotgun on an existential road trip through the tangle of a blood-splattered life. "If you like Dan Watters' work on Lucifer, this is even weirder..." -Neil Gaiman. "A damned joy." -Warren Ellis. "Fresh concepts and characters pop up on almost every page." Violence, nudity. Image Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: COFB01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$16.99 $8.99
Artist Simon Coleby also drew the new release, The Vigilant [VIGILA. $19.99].

SUPERGIRL Volume 3 Ghosts of Krypton
Collects Supergirl #23-33 and Action Comics #850, 2007-08. By Kelley Puckett. Art by Drew Edward Johnson and Ron Randall. Her quest will take her from her own past on doomed Krypton to the distant future of the Legion of Super-Heroes. And on Earth, she vows to save a little boy from the cancer that is killing him. Superman and Wonder Woman believe that Kara's obsessions are dangerous and want her to stop. Will she be able to save Earth and its people...or will she fail after trying too hard to show the world that she is worthy of her title? DC, 2017....More.

Item Code: SGA03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 304pg, Full Color
$29.99 $14.99
Also sale-priced is Volume 1 [$12.50) and 2 [$29.99]. There's also two Silver Age Omnibus collections, and coming (date TBD) a Frank Cho statue [DCCGSG. $150]. See them all here.

DC COMICS DETECTIVE COMICS The Complete Covers Volume 3
Palm-sized miniature. Celebrate Batman's 80th Anniversary and explore the origin of Batman through DC Comics' Detective Comics covers in this third volume of the miniature art book series. Featuring covers from Detective Comics' 600th issue to the New 52 and DC Rebirth, this period is sometimes known as the Dark Age of Comic Books due to the rise in darker and more serious content. Insight Editions, 2019....More.

Item Code: DCDET03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 3x4, 304pg, Full Color
$11.99 $7.99
Matching collections: Wonder Woman: The Complete Covers Vol 1 and 2 [DCWW01H, 02H. $11.99 ea] and on sale, Star Wars: The Complete Marvel Comics Covers [SWCC01H. $11.99, $8.99].

Collects Super Friends #1-26 & more. By E. Nelson Bridwell. Art by Ramona Fradon. From the Hall of Justice come these tales of the Justice League of America, inspired by the hit animated TV series. In these 1970s tales, the entire Justice League of America assembles to battle evil in the form of Queen Hippolyte, the Riddler, the Ocean Monster and many more. These tales are written by DC editor and historian E. Nelson Bridwell with art by classic DC artist Ramona Fradon, best known for her work on Aquaman and Metamorpho. DC Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: SUPF01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 512pg, Full Color
$69.99 $39.99

Collects #1-9, 11-14, 2004-05. Recommended. By Ed Brubaker. Art by Steve Epting. The classic saga that brought Bucky Barnes back from the dead. The shocking murder of the Red Skull leaves an unfinished Cosmic Cube at large! Adding to the imminent danger, a cadre of the Skull's followers sets in motion a plan to ignite bombs in the hearts of Paris, London and Manhattan! Racing against the rapidly ticking clock, Captain America, with help from some Avengers friends, must solve a murder AND find the Cube before it can be used to rewrite reality! But who is the Winter Soldier — a lethal killer with an all-too-familiar face? Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: CAPWSH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 304pg, Full Color
$29.99 $18.99
Here's more Cap, many reduced.

Almost Gone! Collects #1-12, IDW, 2011-12. By Eric Powell, Tracy Marsh et al. Art by Phil Hester, Victor Santos et al. When Godzilla appears off the coast of Japan, the Japanese government must respond quickly to contain the disaster—but before long, other monsters begin appearing all over the world. Can humanity survive this mysterious onslaught of giant beasts? Featuring Anguirus, Battra, Destroyah, Gigan, Hedorah, King Ghidorah, Kumonga, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Spacegodzilla, and Titanosaurus. Collects the entire 12-issue series for the first time. Bonus covers & b&w art. Alex Ross variant cover. IDW, 2019....More.

Item Code: GODK
Soft Cover, 7x10, 304pg, Full Color
$29.99 $18.99
Also: Godzilla: History's Greatest Monster, collecting 13 IDW issues [GODHG. $29.99, $26.99]. And here's two more Godzillas.

CITY OF OTHERS 10th Anniversary Edition
Collects #1-4, 2007. By Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson. Art by Bernie Wrightson and Jose Villarrubia. From the writer who created 30 Days of Night and the artist who created Swamp Thing comes a horror graphic novel like no other! Stosh Bludowski is a killer, born with the capacity for no apparent human emotion other than rage. Killing comes easy for Blud, and he makes a good living doing what's easy—until the day he meets two jobs in an alley who just won't die, and a grotesque mystery unfolds right in front of him. Soon, the remorseless killer is confronted by a reality he could never imagine, and he will be invited to make a decision once and for all . . . is he human, or is he Other? Dark Horse, 2019....More.

Item Code: CITYH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x12, 128pg, Full Color
$29.99 $18.99
Click here for more Comic Book Archives on Closeout.

Comic Reference


Signed bookplate. Recommended. By Dan Cooney. Aspiring comic book artists and storytellers will thoroughly enjoy this book! Seasoned author and art teacher Daniel Cooney shows readers how to draw credible perspective from any point of view for convincing backgrounds, and their relationships with the characters that inhabit them. This instructional book works like a journal filled with exercises for creating scenes in the context of storytelling. Practical demonstrations and interactive workbook grids to complete show readers how to enjoy the process as they develop their drawing mechanics and storytelling "chops." B.E.S, 2019....More.

Item Code: COMAPS
Soft Cover, 9x11, 176 pg., Partial Color
$21.99 $14.99
See our entire How-to-Draw section here.

Closeout Price! By Jochen Ecke. As comics readers grew older during the 1970s amd 1980s, they started calling for more sophisticated stories. Writers and artists with distinctive styles were in demand. DC Comics and Marvel went looking for such mavericks and found them in the United Kingdom. Creators like Alan Moore (Watchmen, Saga of the Swamp Thing), Grant Morrison (The Invisibles, Flex Mentallo) and Garth Ennis (Preacher) migrated from the anarchical British comics industry to the U.S. mainstream and shook up the status quo... Lightly illustrated in b&w. McFarland, 2019....More.

Item Code: BRITCO
Soft Cover, 6x9, 274pg, Text/b&w
$39.95 $29.95
The Brits are here. See all things British if you click here, from the Art of Brian Bolland on sale [ARTBBH. $49.99, $19.99] to the Pre-Ralphaelites and Super Heroes Monthly (a Silver Age warehouse find)!

Comic Strip Collections


WALT DISNEY'S SILLY SYMPHONIES The Complete Comics Volume 4 1942-1945
Recommended. By Hubie Karp, Bill Walsh et al. Art by Bob Grant and Paul Murry et al. The artwork for these rare strips comes straight from the Disney vaults, each page meticulously colored using as a guide the original file copies that belonged to Walt Disney himself! This concluding volume of the series features a short adaptation of Bambi, plus the rarely seen Sunday pages featuring long adventures of two The Three Caballeros stars, José Carioca and Panchito, from 1942 to 1945. With these stories, the complete Silly Symphony newspaper strips are collected for the first time. IDW, 2019....More.

Item Code: WDSS04H
Hard Cover, 12x9, 192pgpg, Full Color
$49.99 $29.99

PEANUTS The Complete Peanuts Volume 3
Closeout Price! 1955-56. Highly Recommended. By Charles M. Schulz. Introduction by Matt Groening. The third in a complete chronological collection. This takes us into the mid-1950s as Linus learns to talk, Snoopy begins to explore his eccentricities (including his hilarious first series of impressions), Lucy's unrequited crush on Schroeder takes final shape, and Charlie Brown becomes—well, even more Charlie Brown-ish! This volume includes an introduction by Matt Groening (The Simpsons). Fantagraphics, 2014....More.

Item Code: CP03
Soft Cover, 8x6, 320pg, b&w
$22.99 $10.99

Another all-new Romero cover. Highly Recommended. By Russ Manning, Milton Caniff et al. Stories complete in this issue: Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane from 1967; Rick O'Shay by Stan Lynde from 1976; Sir Bagby from 1962; Mandrake the Magician by Lee Falk and Phil Davis from 1938. Plus full-color with Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts, Flash Gordon by Mac Raboy, Alley Oop by V. T. Hamlin, Tarzan by Russ Manning, and Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff, plus serialized stories in black and white including Krazy Kat by George Herriman, Steve Roper by Saunders and Overgard, and Garth by Peter O'Donnell. Manuscript Press, 2019....More.

Item Code: CR0219
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
$19.95 $11.95
Also on sale, same price: Dec 2018 [CR1218] and June 2019 [CR0619]. Here all all the regular-priced back issues.

Comics & Graphic Novels


Closeout Price! Adapted from the 1st publication in France in 2017. Recommended. By Annie Goetzinger. 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 independent woman. Her behavior scandalized and vexed the establishment, from her voluptuous performance in a see-through costume in "Egyptian Dream" to receiving France's prestigious Académie Goncourt. Today she is celebrated as one of France's preeminent writers. Nudity, sexual situations. Nudity, sexual situations. NBM, 2018. Mature Readers....More.

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

Closeout Price! Recommended. By James Asmus. Art by Carlos Magno and Jeremy Lawson. TThere are some who would see the Kong as monsters. Beasts waiting to unleash the anger they have within. When a coup is formed to take Ewata, the present ruler of the primitive peoples of the island, from power and show the Tagu and Atu people the power of the Kong, everyone's existence is thrown into chaos. The Kong—giant gorillas like King Kong—must battle enormous monsters and the tribes people are caught in the middle. Final book in the trilogy. Boom, 2018. Out of print....More.

Item Code: KONS03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$16.99 $9.99

Closeout Price! From the creator of The Reprieve & Flight of the Raven. Recommended. By Jean-Pierre Gibrat. A beautifully drawn and deeply emotional graphic novel, following the singular story of a young man caught up in World War I. In a small town at the foot of the Pyrenees on the French Mediterranean, lifelong friends are called to arms, except for Mattéo, who, as the son of Spanish refugees, is exempt from service. Yet when his fellow villagers—including Juliet, the woman he loves—express disdain for his pacifism, he finally capitulates and joins embark on an epic adventure that will have a resounding impact on all their lives. IDW, 2018....More.

Item Code: MATTBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color
$19.99 $10.99

Highly Recommended. French Graphic Novel. By Roald Dahl. Art by Pénélope Bagieu. Roald Dahl's darkly funny masterpiece is now a graphic novel. Witches are real, and they are very, very dangerous. They wear ordinary clothes and have ordinary jobs, living in ordinary towns all across the world — and there's nothing they despise more than children. When an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother come face-to-face with the Grand High Witch herself, they may be the only ones who can stop the witches' latest plot to stamp out every last child in the country! Graphix, 2020....More.

Item Code: ROALWH
Hard Cover, 7x9, 304pg, Full Color
$24.99 $17.50

TIME GRUNTS Vol 1 The Monsters Within
Collects #1-4, 2018. By Evan K. Pozios. Art by Alex Sanchez. October, 1944. Nazi fortunes appear bleaker by the day as the Allied noose around Germany tightens.  But in the bowels of the Wenceslas Mines, a terrible threat has emerged . . . The Nazis have discovered the ability to conquer time itself with the help of an ominous new Device! Now a rag tag group of American GIs must stop this threat to the past, present, and future . . . While dealing with their past, prejudices, and own fears in the process. Lovecraftian monsters are also part of the mix. Caliber, 2018....More.

Item Code: TIMG01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color
$18.99 $9.99

Closeout Price! By Peter J. Tomasi. Art by Ian Bertram. A horrific take on the true story of the Winchester haunted house and one woman's mission to wash away the blood curse of the Winchester rifle from claiming her own life and soul. This is a tale of guilt, ghosts, and guns . . . of how fortune brings misfortune as a grim and determined woman oversees the construction of a house twenty-four hours a day for twenty years, with the simple motto of keep busy building or get busy dying. With an added horror element right out of H.P. Lovecraft. Collects the six-issue miniseries. Dark Horse, 2017....More.

Item Code: HOUPE
Soft Cover, 7x10, 176 pg., Full Color
$19.99 $9.99

Highly Recommended. By Garth Ennis. Art by Keith Burns. "...skies black with flak and enemy fighters, nail-biting low-level action, and the dark humor of men whose lives can be snatched away at any second." Wonderfully dramatic artwork really brings this home. Really, really enjoyed the authenticity of the aerial battles between planes and ships, daytime and night strikes—Burns is a highly recognized aviation artist—he's the real deal—who just recently began doing comics. Royal Air Force pilot Jamie McKenzie is assigned to deadly shipping strikes along the enemy coast. Flying the heavily armed, two-person Mosquito fighter-bomber against heavily armed targets is dangerous enough... Aftershock, 2019. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: OUTB01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 72pg, Full Color
$19.99 $11.99
Both Vol 1 and 2 are also collected: Out of the Blue: The Complete Series [OUTBH. $29.99, $26.99].  

Signed. Katchoo is unstoppable in her hunt for Stephanie, a rogue Parker Girl who threatens Katchoo's family. But the mission becomes complicated when she discovers Stephanie has a bigger goal in mind, one that has attracted the attention of every nuclear power on earth...and a woman named Lilith. Francine and the kids are forced to defend themselves in a deadly game of hide and seek. A thrilling conclusion to SIP's comeback story celebrating 25 years! Terry has boldly signed each of our copies on the blank first page. Abstract Studio, 2019....More.

Item Code: TMSP02S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 116pg, b&w
$15.99 $9.99
More signed collections by Terry Moore are on the website.  

A French graphic novel, based on a screenplay by Edward Ryan and Yang Xie. Highly Recommended. By Philippe Thirault. Art by Jorge Miguel. In 1938 Berlin, aspiring filmmaker Bernard Hersch works at the UFA studios and dreams of one day directing the screenplay he and his wife are writing. But as a Jew in Hitler's Germany, Bernard faces increasing danger and discrimination, and is soon forced to accept deportation to Japan as his only hope. His wife unexpectedly jumps off the departing train to stay in Germany with her aging father. Our young man ends up in Shanghai, where he is forced to adapt to a new land. Heartbroken, he struggles through grief and vows to bring his wife's screenplay to life. Humanoids, 2019....More.

Item Code: SHADR
Soft Cover, 8x10, 112pg, Full Color
$17.95 $9.95

STRANGELANDS Volume 1 Love and Chaos
Closeout Price! Collects Strangelands #1-4. Recommended. By Darcie Little Badger and Magdalene Visaggio. Art by Guillermo Sanna. From an Eisner-nominated author, an unusual story of two strangers finding themselves inextricably tied together by inexplicable superpowers. Fighting their connection could mean destroying the world. They cannot touch—but they cannot get too far away from one another either, though they'd love to. Set in the H1 Ignition universe of United, a fast-paced new series blending action, romance and superpowers. Too bad they can't control them. Spanish artist Guillermo Sanna's previous work includes Marvel Comics Presents and Luke Cage. H1, 2019....More.

Item Code: STRL01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96pg, Full Color
$14.95 $7.50

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Ron Kasman, Devon Wong et al. An anthology of comic book stories about the comic book culture. Meet Norman Radinski, cosmic traveller and the spirit guardian of an entire art form. Join Captain Bill, comic store owner, whose store is stuck in 1971. Share in Kalabogie Jake's struggle with comic book addiction. Read the first Cerebus story since it was put to bed with issue 300. See Bif Davis pursue a comic book older than he is. And read about the comic book that changed Ron Kasman's life. From comic book author and illustrator Ron Kasman comes the follow-up to his acclaimed graphic novel The Tower of the Comic Book Freaks. Caliber, 2019....More.

Item Code: GEEKG
Soft Cover, 7x10, 101pg, b&w
$9.99 $5.99
Here's more books about comic culture and comic-con.

Anniversary Specials & Variants


1960's J. Scott Campbell

2010's Jim Lee & Scott Williams

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Marguerite Bennett et al. Art by Elena Casagrande et al. An all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess with Nine Complete Stories by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! In the lead story, Wonder Woman's epic "Year of the Villain" battle comes to a close, leading the way to new challenges ahead. New here are tales from Diana's past, present, and future by Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, the Teen Titans: Raven team of Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo, and legendary Wonder Woman creators returning to the character, including Gail Simone and Greg Rucka! DC Comics, 2020....More.

1960's J. Scott Campbell

Item Code: WW750JSC
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96 pg, Full Color
$9.99 $5.99

2010's Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Item Code:
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96 pg, Full Color
$9.99 $5.99

Click here to see all of the Wonder Woman 750 Variants.

IMMORTAL HULK 33 Joe Bennett Variant Cover
Closeout Price! Retro 1960s cover. By Al Ewing. Art by Joe Bennett. Celebrating 750 issues of the Incredible Hulk! An all-new story in the tradition of the first tales of The Hulk from the sixties, with Bruce Banner unleashing the Hulk's might against..well, you'll see. Features several killer double page scenes, mixed with very surreal second plot, with an entirely different art style (kind of Moebius-like) that dovetails into the primary story in a very cool way. Something is wrong. Very wrong. And the Hulks wants out, now, from this surreal landscape. Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: IMMH33V
Comic, 7x10, 54pg, Full Color
$5.99 $2.99

Closeout Price! Alex Ross cover. By Al Ewing. Art by Joe Bennett. Celebrating 750 issues of the Incredible Hulk! An all-new story in the tradition of the first tales of The Hulk from the sixties, with Bruce Banner unleashing the Hulk's might against..well, you'll see. Features several killer double page scenes, mixed with very surreal second plot, with an entirely different art style (kind of Moebius-like) that dovetails into the primary story in a very cool way. Something is wrong. Very wrong. And the Hulks wants out, now, from this surreal landscape. Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: IMMH33
Comic, 7x10, 54pg, Full Color
$5.99 $2.99

THE FLASH 750 Deluxe Edition
Closeout Price! By Joshua Williamson, Geoff Johns et al. Art by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona et al. The landmark issue #750 in a deluxe hardcover, with bonus gallery of variant covers and pinups of the Flash family to top talents. "The Flash Age," and "At the Starting Line" by Joshua Williamson,"Beer Run," by Geoff Johns, "Why You?", "Flash of All Worlds" by Marv Wolfman, "Flash Forward: Epilogue" by Scott Lobdell, and the very first Flash story that kicked off the Silver Age, from Showcase #4, 1956. DC Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: FLA750H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 128pg, Full Color
$17.99 $10.99
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Pulps & Pulp Fiction


Closeout Price! By Michael A. Sanford. Art by Will Meugniot. An all-new Tarzan novel published by the fabled Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc! With Tarzan alone in Wisconsin after nobly allowing Jane to leave with his cousin – who believes he is the rightful heir to the Greystoke estate – Tarzan is despondent and seeks the wilderness to console himself. And there is a vast wilderness just north of him in Canada. Intending to be alone, Tarzan is soon anything but... He discovers a lost Viking civilization and he must run a gauntlet of heavily armed Norsemen with axes, swords and hammers. ERB, 2016....More.

Item Code: TARPR
Soft Cover, 6x9, 216pg, Text/b&w
$19.95 $12.95

Recommended. By Philip Jose Farmer. Tarzan's beloved mate, Jane, has been kidnapped, and the furious ape-man will let nothing stand in the way of rescuing her—not even a sinister safari whose target is Tarzan himself. With fierce Masai trackers leading the chase, a trio of white hunters are hellbent on capturing the Jungle Lord. But as the pursuers, and their uncanny half-human tracker, close in from behind, Tarzan races toward even greater danger ahead. Meteor House, 2018....More.

Item Code: TARDA
Soft Cover, 6x9, 246pg, Text Only
$20.00 $12.00
See much more Tarzan on the website, including the upcoming Tarzan of the Apes Arttist Edition

28 stories. Recommended. By Ray Cummings. Art by Virgil Finlay, Modest Stein et al. One of the most historically significant Twentieth Century science fiction series ever published is at last collected. A pioneer in pulp science fiction, Ray Cummings inspired an entirely-new fiction genre with his influential story originally published in 1919, The Girl in the Golden Atom, which introduced the world to a series of short stories and novels known as his “Matter, Space and Time” stories. Each featured the Scientific Club who either recounted these tales of fantastic science — or were directly involved. Steeger, 2020....More.

Item Code: COMTSH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 496pg, Text/b&w
$95.00 $65.00

Closeout Price! By Stan Lee and Kat Rosenfield. "Leave it to Stan Lee to save his very best for last." -James Patterson. "...uncannily frightening, amazingly modern, incredibly moving, and impossible to put down. READ THIS BOOK." -Gail Simone. One of the last creative acts of a master storyteller, this was first introduced as a best-selling audiobook. The first book edition features exclusive content, including bonus chapters. "A wild but inventive introduction to a new intergalactic struggle that promises more adventures to come." -Kirkus Reviews. Mariner Books, 2020....More.

Item Code: STATR
Soft Cover, 5x8, 352pg, Text Only
$16.99 $9.99

Closeout Price! The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams. By Carroll John Daly. Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled Private Investigator story and perfected the genre with his classic character, Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever. Twenty-one stories in all, the first 16 Race Williams plus 3 more early tales that laid the ground-work for Race, and editorial pieces by Daily himself on inspirations, writing style, and advice. Steeger, 2015....More.

Item Code: CRW01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 684pg, Text Only
$29.95 $19.95
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Statues & Special Interest


Closeout Price! Numbered from 705. Good Girl artist Linsner presents his amazing and so-seductive character Dawn with an excellent new statue packed with fine detail and brilliant coloring. Dawn has been one of the most enduring characters in independent comics since her creation in the late 1980s. With sculpting by Steve Kiwus of RVCKVS International, and continued guidance from her creator, Dynamite has spared no detail in bringing this iconic comic book idol to life. Resin casting, hand painted, 12 inches high, 6 inches in diameter. Beautifully illustrated large box. Dynamite, 2018....More.

Item Code: JOSDA
12" tall, Full Color
$189.99 $149.00

DC HEROES BLACK ADAM Collectible Statue
1/9 scale. Numbered from 1000. Polystone. Icon Heroes presents Shazam's archenemy, and sometimes anti-hero, Black Adam! He sports a costume reminiscent of Shazam's, but black with no cape. Each statue is hand painted, individually numbered, and includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Icon Heroes, 2019. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: DCHBA
8" tall, Full Color
$90.00 $60.00

Closeout Price! Limited & numbered, 5,000. Recommended. By Ant Lucia. Action! Gadgets! Flight! Bombshells! The DC Bombshells Celebration statue has all this and more. Crafted from an illustration by Ant Lucia, this epic piece brings two of the most beloved heroes in the Bombshells universe “ Batgirl and Supergirl — together at last. Cast in polyresin, the statue captures the dynamic details from Lucia's art. DC, 2019....More.

Item Code: DCBBAT
15" tall, Full Color
$275.00 $175.00
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Prose collection, no art. At the age of six, Paul Krassner became the youngest concert artist in any field ever to perform at Carnegie Hall. But a minor incident during his performance of Vivaldi's Concerto in A minor led him to a profound revelation that changed his life. Krassner ultimately traded performing music for performing stand-up comedy and went on to found The Realist, the provocative magazine of news and satire whose motto was "Irreverence Is Our Only Sacred Cow." Fantagraphics, 2019....More.

Item Code: ZAPPH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 268pg, Text Only
$26.99 $14.99
Click here for more Special Interest books on Closeout: The Ollie North Coloring Book by Mad's Mort Drucker [OLNCB. $19, $8.99], Future Shock: The Story of 2000 AD DVD [FUTSHO. $14.99, $9.99], and Queens of Havana [QUEEH. $24, $7.50].

Pin-Up & Erotic Art


COMPLETE CREPAX Volume 2 The Time Eater & Other Stories
Recommended. By Guido Crepax. Spanning the 1960s–1980s, this erotic, science-fiction-themed second volume of the complete Crepax library features, in addition to adventuress Valentina, two more of the famed Italian erotic artist's heroines. Marianna is a mysterious friend of Valentina's (or is she? And why do they look so alike?). Belinda is a motorcycle-driving, pop art action star inspired by then-contemporary characters like Barbarella. In The Time Eater, Valentina meets a curious couple in an asylum, encounters strange creatures on a photo assignment, is caught in a Rube-Goldberg-like death trap, and much more. Fantagraphics, 2016. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: CREP02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x10, 424pg, b&w
$75.00 $39.00

THE COMPLETE CREPAX Volume 5 American Stories
Closeout Price! Recommended. Eight major graphic novels from 1968”“1986 plus five new features, "About Valentina," "Story Notes," Crepax Biography," etc. “The Man from Harlem” is Crepax's ode to boxer Joe Louis and jazz. Valentina meets Louise Brooks in "Pandora's Box," makes love to an astronaut in space, lets herself go in every possible fetish lovemaking experience in "Magic Lantern" and these other tales. Pretty explicit, lots of nudity. The lovely Valentina is a model-like innocent who, like the literary Justine, is subjected to every sexual proclivity. Fantagraphics, 2019. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: CREP05H
Hard Cover, 10x14, 472pg, b&w
$85.00 $45.00
Also availabe at regular discounted prices, Vol 3 [CREP03H. $75, $65], Vol 6 [CREP06H. $85, $75], and Slipcased 5&6 [CREP03P. $150, $125].

BETTIE PAGE #2 SET (Series 2)
Clearance Price! Set of five variant covers—interior is the same—by John Royale & Mohan, Scott Chantler, David Williams & Kelsey Shannon, Julius Ohta & Ellie Wright, and an original photo. Recommended. By David Avallone. Art by Julius Ohta. "This volume continues the declassified adventures of Bettie Page, from the period of her life when she served as a government agent under my supervision." Bettie finds alien invaders in England and helps the search for the missing royal highness! The artwork here is outstanding and I have to say the series just gets better, including several excellent covers as part of our set of five variants. Writer David Avallone and artist Julius Ohta are your tour guides through the excellent second issue of The Secret Diary of Bettie Page! Dynamite, 2019....More.

Item Code: BET02P
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea, Partial Color
$19.95 $11.95
Here's more Bettie, in comics and in vintage photography. 

Limited, 450. By Devon Massey. Cover by Budd Root. Meriem's arch-enemy Ankha has a price on her head and when a beautiful bounty hunter appears in Marshville to collect it, all hell breaks loose. While Meriem doesn't want to stand in her way, she must — Ankha has kidnapped someone close to Meriem and this hunter will kill anybody to get to her bounty. Meriem must stop her before harm can come to her friend. A battle royal in the streets of Marshville, all the players big busted and big butted. Girl fight! Bagged and boarded with certificate of authenticity. Amryl, 2019. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: CAVTAE
Comic, 7x10, 24pg, b&w
$12.00 $7.99
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JIM SILKE SKETCHBOOK - FREE with any purchase
LIMIT OF ONE COPY PER ORDER, WITH AN ORDER FOR ANY OTHER BOOK. You must add to your cart or order form. Highly Recommended. By Jim Silke. Jim Silke (Jungle Girls, Rascals in Paradise, Pin-Ups Past and Present) furnishes the introduction and walks the viewer though his work by providing descriptive captioning for each previously unpublished piece, from the original artwork. Designed to provide the experience of leafing through Silke's private portfolio of pin-up art. Soft, rich charcoals of a voluptuous nude give way to the sharp, angular pencil study of a dashing hero's subtle range of expression. Silke was a good friend of Dave Stevens and his work was influenced by Dave. Flesk, 2012. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: JISS01F
Soft Cover, 9x12, 64pg, Full Color
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