The new Overstreet is here! Also Kona, Terry Moore, Batman/The Maxx, new Peanuts editions, The Mighty Marvel Fantastic Four, The Ultimates, Rebirth of the Comic Strip, and The Phantom. Coming Soon: Basil Gogos variants, The Art of Louis Shabner, and Hank Janson Undercover. Enjoy.
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|BIG BIG COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 51st Edition 2021-22 |
Highly Recommended. By Richard M. Overstreet. Golden Age Daredevil cover by Buzz. Each year, this oversized, limited edition version sells out faster and faster. This version of the Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers, and historians features just the pricing from the standard editions of the book, none of the articles, ads, or other features. But it's larger size, with much larger type, and easy to lay open nice and flat. Most dealers and serious users prefer this for fast and easy price and information reference (I do — I always get this for reference and the regular edition, for the articles and as a smaller back up copy). Gemstone Publishing, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: BIG51
Soft Cover, 7x10, 900pg, b&w
|COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 51ST EDITION 2021-22 Daredevil/Echo |
Highly Recommended. Daredevil/Echo cover by David Mack. By Robert M. Overstreet. The Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers and historians. In addition to the latest prices, and boy, has there been a lot of upward movement last year...an extensive array of market reports that break down the marketplace's incredible boom during COVID-19. Plus: Hall of Fame inductees Tarpe Mills (Miss Fury) and William Moulton Marston (Wonder Woman); how disabilities have been portrayed in comics, beginning with Daredevil, Dr. Mid-Nite, Professor X and Captain Marvel, Jr.; the War Report offers up news plus neglected books to look for; Dick Tracy's 90th anniversary, and much more. Gemstone, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: CB51D
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1200pg, Partial Color
|Hardcover Edition: Our supplier Diamond screwed up...our hardcovers were due with this shipment but they didn't come in. It'll be two weeks or so until we see them [CB51DH. $37.50].|
|COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 51ST EDITION 2021-22 Static/Hardware |
Highly Recommended. Static/Hardware cover by Denys Cowan & Bill Sienkiewicz. By Bob Overstreet. The Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers and historians. In addition to the latest prices, and boy, has there been a lot of upward movement last year...an extensive array of market reports that break down the marketplace's incredible boom during COVID-19. Plus: Hall of Fame inductees Tarpe Mills (Miss Fury) and William Moulton Marston (Wonder Woman); how disabilities have been portrayed in comics, beginning with Daredevil, Dr. Mid-Nite, Professor X and Captain Marvel, Jr.; the War Report offers up news plus neglected books to look for; Dick Tracy's 90th anniversary, and much more. Gemstone, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: CB51S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1200pg, Partial Color
|Hardcover Edition: In stock now [CB51SH. $37.50].|
|THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 51st Edition Linsner Dawn |
Dawn cover by Joseph Michael Linsner, limited to 500. Highly Recommended. By Richard M. Overstreet. The Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers and historians. In addition to the latest prices, and boy, has there been a lot of upward movement last year...an extensive array of market reports that break down the marketplace's incredible boom during COVID-19. Plus: Hall of Fame inductees Tarpe Mills (Miss Fury) and William Moulton Marston (Wonder Woman); how disabilities have been portrayed in comics, beginning with Daredevil, Dr. Mid-Nite, Professor X and Captain Marvel, Jr.; the War Report offers up news plus neglected books to look for; Dick Tracy's 90th anniversary, and much more.Gemstone Publishing, 2021. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: CB51LH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1200pg, Partial Color
|This edition is limited to only 500! There is no softcover edition of this variant.|
|TERRY MOORE 2021 SKETCHBOOK Signed |
Signed! Recommended. 106 pages of sketches from 2020 and 2021. Katchoo & Francine from Strangers in Paradise, Sam and Mike from Motor Girl, Casey, Lilith, even the precocious Zoe are here and looking good. Also: six Alphonse Mucha-inspired finished pen & ink pieces, with wonderful Art Nouveau borders, several nudes, many teasing pin-up scenes, and more surprises. Abstract Studios, 2021....More.
Item Code: TM21S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 106pg, b&w
|Here's more from Terry Moore. All his books are signed.|
A graphic novel biography of a trailblazing female Barque master artist! By Nathalie Ferlut. Art by Tamia Baudouin. The remarkable true story of Artemisia, beginning with her childhood in Rome in her father's painting studio, to the sexual abuse she experienced at the hands of a tutor and the arduous trial that followed, as well as the highlights of her prolific career in which she received commissions from clients as powerful as the Medici and the English royal family and became the first woman admitted to the prestigious Academy of Arts in Florence! Beehive Books, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: ARTEM
Hard Cover, 8x10, 100pg, Full Color
|FAREWELL BRINDAVOINE |
First time in English. By Tardi. Paris, 1914. In one auspicious night, Lucien Brindavoine's humdrum life is thrown into wild disarray. Out of the blue, a strange old man visits and implores him to go to Istanbul. But a shot is fired through the window and the man is murdered. Thus kicks off a madcap adventure wherein the mild-mannered dilettante races to the Middle East — by boat, plane, and jeep — with cutthroat assassins threatening him at every turn, only to find an iron city in the desert where an eccentric American billionaire will decide his fate. Fantagraphics, 2021....More.
Item Code: FAREH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 64pg, Full Color
Also from Tardi, Streets of Paris, Streets of Murder in individual volumes 1 & 2 [STRP01H.
|MIGHTY MARVEL MASTERWORKS Fantastic Four Volume 1 |
Collects Fantastic Four #1-10, 1961; second in a new series of bargain-priced archives of Marvel's finest early stories. Our Highest Recommendation. While testing an experimental spacecraft, scientist Reed Richards, pilot Ben Grimm and siblings Sue and Johnny Storm were bombarded by mysterious cosmic rays. The rest is history, as they proceed to encounter the likes of (and the first-ever appearances) of Doctor Doom, The Mole Man, the Skrulls, the Puppet Master, and the return of Golden Age hero the Sub-Mariner, who appears in THREE issues, and is competing for the affections of Sue Storm with Reed himself!! Marvel, 2021....More.
Item Code: MMMF01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 256pg, Full Color
The first book in this new inexpensive series collects Amazing Fantasy #15 and Spider-Man #1-10 in the same format, same price [MMMA01. $15.99]. Coming soon: The Avengers #1-10, X-Men #1-10, The Incredible Hulk and Thor. All collect the first ten issues of origins and first appearances.
Here are more Fantastic Four collections.
|BATMAN / THE MAXX ARKHAM DREAMS|
Collects issues #1-5, 2018-20. Recommended. The Dark Knight faces the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics' strangest and most bizarre hero, The Maxx — all drawn by the Maxx's original creator and artist, Sam Kieth! A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and he kicks off a chain reaction of disaster when he experiments on Arkham's newest patient, The Maxx who, with Batman, is going to travel through some of the darkest places imaginable — the twisted minds of Harley Quinn, the Penguin, Killer Croc, and the Joker! IDW/DC Comics, 2021....More.
Item Code: BATMAXH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
|THE ULTIMATES By Al Ewing The Complete Collection |
Collects Ultimates #1-12, Ultimates 2 #1-9 & 100, Avengers #0, 2015-16. Black Panther! Captain Marvel! Ms. America! Spectrum! Blue Marvel! Together, they form the ultimate super team, finding and fixing problems beyond the limits of the infinite! From cosmic forces lurking on Earth to whatever waits beyond the omniverse, the Ultimates start with the impossible — and take it from there! Their first task: ending the planet-eating threat of Galactus—forever! But spacetime is broken and the Ultimates need to go outside of reality! Excellent artwork. Marvel, 2021....More.
Item Code: ULTIM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 512pg, Full Color
|On our website are more with Ultimates members Captain Marvel and The Black Panther.|
|KONA MONARCH OF MONSTER ISLE Volume 2
Collects Kona #2, 1962. Recommended. Cover & art by Sam Glanzman. One of the weirdest, wildest comics ever published is back! The strange hero known only as Kona befriends Dr. Henry Dodd, his daughter Mary, and his grandchildren Mason and Lily, after this group crashes their army surplus blimp on the prehistoric Pacific island that Kona calls home. Giant animals, monsters and much more! Originally published in 1962, this series has never before been collected. Bio and interview with Glanzman, who states Kona and Attu were his favorite books to illustrate. It's Alive!, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: KONA02
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Partial Color
Kona is also collected in PS Artbooks Silver Age Classics series. Available now are Vol 1 and 2 Hardcover [SAKM01H, SAKM02H. $46.99 each] and so far, just Volume 1 in Softcover [SAKM01. $24.99]. Vol 1 collects the first four issues plus Reptilicus #1, 1961-62; Vol 2 collects #5-8 and Reptilicus #2.
|AIR WAR STORIES #3 |
Collects Dell's Air War Stories #3, 1965. Recommended. By Paul S. Newman. Each issue of Air War Stories focuses on aerial war battles, illustrated brilliantly by comic book legend, WW2 vet, and Eisner Award-nominee, Sam Glanzman! This issue features: "Want Out?" (WW1), "I, Bomb" (WW2), "To the End" (Korean War), and "Dead Man's Dream" (WW2). Also included are essays about Sam Glanzman, the original cover, vintage advertisements, and two fact-pages about WWI planes and balloon observers. It's Alive!, 2021....More.
Item Code: AIRW03
Comic, 7x10, 48pg, Partial Color
|See our website for more Sam Glanzman: Battle for Britain, Pearl Harbor, Hercules Archive, D-Day, and Air War Stories #2. See more Replica Editions on our website.|
|THE COMPLETE PEANUTS Volume 1 & 2 Slipcased Set 1950-1954 |
New printing. Highly Recommended. Introductions by Garrison Keillor and Walter Cronkite. The first two and a quarter years of the strip — many of the strips from the series' first two or three years have never been collected before — in large part because they showed a young Schulz working out the kinks in his new strip and include some characterizations and designs that are quite different from the cast we're all familiar with. (Among other things, three major cast members — Schroeder, Lucy, and Linus — initially show up as infants and only "grow" into their final "mature" selves as the months go by. Even Snoopy debuts as a puppy!) Fantagraphics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: COM01HP
Hard Cover, 9x7, 704pg, b&w
|THE COMPLETE PEANUTS Volume 3 & 4 Slipcased Set 1955-1958 |
New printing. Highly Recommended. Introductions by Matt Groening and Jonathan Franzen. Collecting the third and fourth volumes of The Complete Peanuts (1955-1956 and 1957-1958) in one handsome collector's slipcase designed by the cartoonist Seth. Linus learns to talk, Snoopy begins to explore his eccentricities (including his hilarious first series of impressions), Lucy's unrequited crush on Schroeder. Over half of the strips in this volume have never been printed since their original appearance in newspapers a half-century ago! Fantagraphics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: COM02HP
Hard Cover, 9x7, 688pg, b&w
|THE COMPLETE PEANUTS Volume 11 & 12 Slipcased Set 1971-1974 |
New printing. Highly Recommended. TTwo hardcovers containing complete strips from the years 1971-1972 and 1973-1974, packed in a sturdy custom box designed especially for this set. 1971-1972: Sally Brown elbows her way to center stage, at least among the humans, and is thus the logical choice for cover girl... and in her honor, the introduction is provided by none other than Broadway, television and film star Kristin (Wicked) Chenoweth, who first rose to Tony-winning fame with her scene-stealing performance as Sally in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Fantagraphics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: COM06HP
Hard Cover, 9x7, 688pg, b&w
|THE COMPLETE PEANUTS Volume 13 & 14 Slipcased Set 1975-1978 |
New printing. Recommended. Introductions by Robert Smigel and Alec Baldwin. 1975-1976: Good grief, Charlie Brown, we're halfway there! Snoopy is joined by his wandering brother Spike (from Needles), his beloved sister Belle (from Kansas City), and... did you know he had a nephew? In other beagle news, Snoopy breaks his foot and spends six weeks in a cast, deals with his friend Woodstock's case of the "the vapors," and gets involved in a heated love triangle with Linus over the girl "Truffles." Fantagraphics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: COM07HP
Hard Cover, 9x7, 688pg, b&w
|THE COMPLETE PEANUTS Volume 15 & 16 Slipcased Set 1979-1982 |
New printing. Recommended. Introductions by Al Roker and Lynn Johnston. Two hardcovers containing complete strips from the years 1979-1980 and 1981-1982, packed in a sturdy custom box designed especially for this set. 1979-1980: Peppermint Patty is wearing corn-rows! Plus, a strange romance...Charles Schulz enters his fourth decade as the greatest cartoonist of his generation, and Peanuts remains as fresh and lively as it ever was. More classic storylines, including the month-long sequence in which an ill Charlie Brown is hospitalized (including a particularly spooky moment when he wonders if he's died and nobody's told him yet), and an especially eventful trek with Snoopy, Woodstock, and the scout troop (now including a little girl bird, Harriet). Fantagraphics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: COM08HP
Hard Cover, 9x7, 688pg, b&w
|THE COMPLETE PEANUTS Volume 17 & 18 Slipcased Set 1983-1986 |
New printing. 1983-86. Recommended. By Charles Schulz. Charlie Brown becomes a Pelican and Swimsuit Model! Peppermint Patty/Charlie Brown/Marcie romantic triangle. 1980s fun with Malls, Punkers, Killer Bees, and Halley's Comet. Introductions by film and comics critic Leonard Maltin and Patton Oswalt. Strips here are shot and restored from the finest archive copies. Two hardcover volumes in a handsome illustrated slipcase. Fantagraphics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: COM09HP
Hard Cover, 9x7, 688pg, b&w
|THE COMPLETE PEANUTS Volume 25 & 26 Slipcase Set 1999-2000|
New Printing. Recommended. By Charles Schulz. This boxed set collects the final two volumes of one of the world's most popular newspaper comic strips, in a slipcase at a bargain price. The first Peanuts daily appeared October 2, 1950; the first Sunday, January 6, 1952. Diagnosed with cancer, Schulz retired from Peanuts at the end of 1999. He died on February 13, 2000, the day before his last strip was published—having completed 17,897 daily and Sunday strips, each and every one fully written, drawn, and lettered entirely by his own hand — an unmatched achievement in comics. Fantagraphics, 2021....More.
Item Code: COM13HP
Hard Cover, 9x7, 688pg, b&w
PEANUTS The Complete Peanuts 3 & 4 Slipcase Set 1955-1958
Closeout Price! 1955-58. Highly Recommended. By Charles M. Schulz. Introduction by Matt Groening and Jonathan Franzen. This box set collects the paperback editions of the third and fourth volumes in the best-selling and acclaimed series, taking us from the mid- to late 1950s as Linus learns to talk and becomes even more dependent on his security blanket, Snoopy begins to explore his eccentricities, Lucy's unrequited crush on Schroeder takes final shape, and Charlie Brown becomes, well, even more Charlie Brown-ish! With introductions by Matt Groening (The Simpsons) and Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections). Fantagraphics, 2014. Out of print....More.
Item Code: CP02P
Soft Cover, 8x7, 640pg, b&w
We have only five of these left. Note these are SOFTCOVER. The Back in Print volumes above are in HARDCOVER. Also on sale is the individual volume 3 in softcover [CP03
See our website for more Peanuts collections, including the Peanuts Dell Archives of comic book stories, plus books about Charles Schulz and his life.
|REBIRTH OF THE ENGLISH COMIC STRIP A Kaleidoscope 1847-1870 |
By David Kunzle. This unique collection enters deep into an era of comics history that has only rarely been touched on. 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, George Cruikshank, Charles Keene, and George Du Maurier. University Press of Mississippi, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: REBIH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 500pg, Partial Color
|Here's more about the history of comics and comics strips.|
|THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 22 1969-1970 |
Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Sy Barry. Continues the Sy Barry Years. Five complete continuities: "Rex, the Missing Heir," "The Gladiator," "The Missing Daddy," "Luaga's Undercover Tour," "The Heir (Yes)" and "The Mission." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials. Hermes Press, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: PH22H
Hard Cover, 12x8, 272 pg, b&w
|See our website for all Phantom collections: Dailies, Color Sundays, and prose novels.|
|THE COMPLETE LIFE AND TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK Volume 1 & 2 Slipcase Set |
New printing. Highly Recommended. By Don Rosa. The complete "Director's Cut" of Uncle Scrooge's life story! First Don Rosa tells how Uncle Scrooge earned his fortune, from his shoe-shining boyhood in Scotland to becoming the richest duck in the world. But he was just getting warmed up! In Volume 2, more secrets from Scrooge's legendary life — seven more stories of the wild west, Australian outback, and the Yukon. Fantagraphics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: COML01HP
Hard Cover, 9x11, 478pg, Full Color
|On our website Don Rosa makes a small appearance in Disney Masters Vol 11. But there is more Uncle Scrooge by both Barks and the Disney Masters.|
|MONSTER ART OF BASIL GOGOS Hardcover Second Edition Creature Cover|
New Printing. Recommended. Limited to 200. Creature from the Black Lagoon cover. This collects rare sketches, drawings and paintings by one of horror's most beloved artists. Compiled and annotated by his wife, Linda Touby; the book gives a unique behind the scenes look at how Basil Gogos created his dazzling images — most famously, covers for Famous Monsters Magazine. Fantaco Enterprises, 2021. Due: Oct....More.
Item Code: MONBGHC
Hard Cover, 8x11, 204pg, Partial Color
|MONSTER ART OF BASIL GOGOS Hardcover Second Edition Wolfman Cover|
New Printing. Recommended. Limited to 200. This popular hardcover book collects rare and unfinished sketches, drawings and paintings by one of horror's most beloved artists. Compiled and annotated by his wife Linda Touby, the book gives a unique behind the scenes look at how Basil Gogos created his dazzling images.Fantaco Enterprises, 2021. Due: Oct. ...More.
Item Code: MONBGHW
Hard Cover, 8x11, 204pg, Partial Color
|Currently available is a third variant cover from 1919, featuring The Bride of Frankenstein [MONBGH. $100] and coming any time now, a 4th variant with Dracula [MONBGH2. $100].|
FAMOUS MONSTERS CHRONICLES II
Recommended. By Tom Skulan, et al. Introduction by Gahan Wilson. A 242-page collection of the cover for nearly every Famous Monsters of Filmland from the Warren years, #1-191, 1958-1983: every issue, every film, every monster. Plus Monster World 1 to 10. Insightful and sometimes unknown backstories and synopses of each and every issue. Reborn by the original publisher, Tom Skulan, intensely researched and edited by Kaz Sanchez. Packed with more features: interview with James Warren, a brand new unpublished cover by Basil Gogos, Basil's final cover painting. Fantaco, 2019....More.
Item Code: FAMM02
Soft Cover, 8x11, 242pg, b&w
|THE ART OF LOUIS SHABNER |
Import from England. Recommended. By Stuart Webb. Louis Shabner began his career producing shop window advertising for brands such as Ever Ready, Ovaltine and Chivers jams, amongst others, but is best known for his paintings of sultry sirens. During the 1960s and 1970s his prints and calendars adorned lounge walls up and down the UK. Under the pseudonym Sheldon, Shabner also produced numerous book cover paintings for Pan Books and other publishers. Telos, 2021. Due: Dec. ...More.
Item Code: ARTLSH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 200pg, Full Color
|HANK JANSON UNDER COVER A Visual History |
Import from England. Recommended. In this full-colour coffee-table art book, noted researcher Stephen James Walker presents a complete visual history of the Hank Janson crime fiction series, from its inception in 1946 through to the last of the original novels in 1971, and beyond. Showcased within its pages are pristine reproductions of every single cover — including, in full-page size and in better quality than ever seen before, all of the classic Reginald Heade-painted pieces of the 1940s and 1950s. Telos, 2021. Due: Dec. ...More.
Item Code: HANJH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 256pg, Full Color
|See Telos' previous books on cover artist Reginald Heade and Cover Me: The Cover Art of Pan Books on our website.|
|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.|
Author Ed Hulse just provided us with NINE wonderful shots of vintage paperback covers included in this coming book. See them all here. Here are companion volumes, The Art of Pulp Horror and The Art of the Pulps. Same discounted price.
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