Our Labor Day Sale went out Sept 7. You can see it here.
Basil Gogos rules this week: a new calendar and new second printings of his art book with three different covers. Two Fantastic Four Epic collections. Batman in the Fifties is a fun collection. Gorgo Attacks. More new calendars and new Imperfect Editions…
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|BATMAN IN THE FIFTIES|
Recommended. By Bill Finger, Dick Sprang, Sheldon Moldoff, Win Mortimer et al.The 1950s was a decade of change for the Dark Knight with new friends — and foes. The debut of Deadshot, future member of the Suicide Squad; the original Batwoman, Kathy Kane; Ace the Bat-Hound; Mr. Zero, who would become Mr. Freeze; the original Red Hood; and the notorious Bat-Mite. DC Comics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: BATFIF
Soft Cover, 7x10, 336pg, Full Color
WONDER WOMAN IN THE FIFTIES
Highly Recommended. 23 complete stories, offering us new origins of the Golden Amazon, as well as all her equipment, including her invisible plane. We have stories from All Star Comics featuring her as a team member. We see her with multiple careers. And more than one lover, including Mer-Boy. Plus trials, her 100th issue and much more, including the premier of her new art team, Andru and Esposito, who took over from Harry Peter just before he passed away. All stories by Kanigher, the talented DC writer who also wrote the DC War stories and much more. New introduction and chapter essays by expert Andy Mangels. DC Comics, 2021....More.
Item Code: WWFIF
Soft Cover, 7x10, 320pg, Full Color
SUPERMAN IN THE FIFTIES
Recommended. Introduction by Mark Waid. The 1950s was one of the most offbeat and inventive decades in the history of the Man of Steel, which featured the introductions of some of his greatest foes and most famous plot devices. 29 stories feature his lighthearted and fun adventures, as he teamed up with Robin, the Boy Wonder and battled such outrageous foes as Bizarro and the Bride of Bizarro, first met Supergirl and Krypto (the super-dog), and Titano the Super-Ape, as well as tales of Superman's Super-Magic Show and Superboy's last day in Smallville. DC Comics, 2021....More.
Item Code: SUPFIF
Soft Cover, 7x10, 344pg, Full Color
|BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 3 |
Collects #157-200, 1980-83. New Foreword by Scott Beatty. By Mike W. Barr, Gerry Conway, Alan Brennert et al. Art by Ross Andru, Jim Aparo, Rich Bucker et al. Batman's team-up tales of the 1980s, fighting alongside Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Black Lightning, Superboy, Swamp Thing and others. Batman also takes on or teams up with Kamandi, Ra's Al Ghul, Supergirl, Adam Strange, Sgt. Rock, Hawkman, Black Canary, Blackhawk (in a Golden Age-era story), Zatanna, Guardians of the Galaxy, Green Lantern, The Creeper, The Legion, The Spectre, Metal-Men, Flash and others! DC Comics, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: BATBB03H
Hard Cover, 6x8, 904pg, Full Color
|Batman: Brave and Bold Volumes 1 and 2 are available as Special Order (takes 3-4 weeks). Click here for much more Batman.|
|FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION Volume 1 The World's Greatest Comic Magazine |
New printing. Collects #1-18, 1961. Our Highest Recommendation. Here are the very first appearances of so many epic Marvel characters: Doctor Doom, the Mole Man, The Skrulls, The Puppet Master, The Mad Thinker...Plus, the first Silver Age appearance of The Sub Mariner, who quickly teams up with Doctor Doom, and both characters return for second appearances within this 18-issue run. And the FF's origin, of course! ...More.
Item Code: FFE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 456pg, Full Color
|FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION Volume 7 Battle of the Behemoths |
Collects Fantastic Four #105-125, 1970-72. Only an artist as immortal as John Buscema could fill Jack “King” Kirby's Galactus-sized shoes on Fantastic Four! “Big John” joins Stan on a timeless run in this collection of Fantastic Four from the early ‘70s: Johnny Storm and Crystal develop their romance, while Ben Grimm learns to change into Thing at will; Reed Richards takes on Annihilus and Janus in the Negative Zone, and none other than Doctor Doom teams up with the FF to face the awesome threat of the Over-Mind! Marvel, 2021....More.
Item Code: FFE07
Soft Cover, 7x10, 472pg, Full Color
|Epic Collections Volume 2, 5 and 6 are also available, same discounted price. Click here for more FF editions, including Omnibus and Masterworks collections.|
|MALIKA Warrior Queen Volume 1 |
An historical fantasy set in 15th century West Africa, by a all-star team from Nigeria. Recommended. By Roye Okupe. Art by Chima Kalu and Raphael Kazeem. Growing up as a prodigy, the beautiful young Malika inherits the crown from her father in an incredibly unusual way, splitting the kingdom of Azzaz in half. After years of civil war, Malika finally unites all of Azzaz, expanding it into one of the largest empires in all of West Africa — but expansion will not come without its costs. Dark Horse, 2021....More.
Item Code: MAL01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 336pg, Full Color
|GORGO ATTACKS! |
Collects #5-10, and 12, 1962-63. Recommended. At the height of the atomic war era, Gorgo took on the army, the navy, giant sea monsters, Soviet war-mongering, and one-eyed space invaders. Originally published in 1962, three legendary comics talents —Joe Sinnott, Joe Gill, and Vince Colletta— produced together in one giant collection. Fantaco Enterprises, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: GORAT
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
|GORGO ATTACKS! Hardcover |
Hardcover-only cover by Basil Gogos. Collects #5-10, and 12, 1963-63. Recommended. At the height of the atomic war era, Gorgo took on the army, the navy, giant sea monsters, Soviet war-mongering, and one-eyed space invaders. Originally published in 1962, three legendary comics talents — Joe Sinnott, Joe Gill, and Vince Colletta — produced together in one giant collection. Fantaco Enterprises, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: GORATH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
Ditko's Monsters: Konga vs. Gorgo is on sale [DITM.
|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. ...More.
Item Code: AMASPH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 856pg, Full Color
|Click here for more of Spidey in all formats, Omnibus editions to Mighty Marvels.|
|BASIL GOGOS MONSTER 2022 Calendar |
Oblong 11 x 8.5 inches.Deluxe calendar for 2022 featuring wonderful monsters by Basil Gogos and classic horror dates!!! These include several of his most famous Famous Monsters of Filmland covers plus some surprises. Includes his visions of Universal's Wolfman, Dr. Jekyll, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon and more. Bonus: original release dates for all the early monster films and actor's birth dates in each month. Fantaco, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: BG22
11x8, 24pg, Full Color
|THE MONSTER ART OF BASIL GOGOS Hardcover Second Edition|
Second edition with variant dust jacket, limited to 200. Highly Recommended. By Linda Touby and Jim Whiting. Basil Gogos is one of the most popular painters and illustrators ever to appear in the horror genre. His cover paintings for Famous Monsters of Filmland are legendary. So precise and perfect was his art that it was hard to believe he started with sketches on blank paper! Here for the first time ever, you will investigate Basil's studio to see how he created his famous paintings. You will see scores of early, unfinished sketches and ideas plus finished color paintings, from the original art. Fantaco Enterprises, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: MONBGH2
Hard Cover, 8x11, 204pg, Partial Color
|MONSTER ART OF BASIL GOGOS Hardcover Second Edition Wolfman Cover|
New Printing, Variant dust jacket art. Recommended. Limited to 200. This popular hardcover art book collects rare and unfinished sketches, plus drawings and well-known 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 for countless covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland and other publications. Fantaco Enterprises, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: MONBGHW
Hard Cover, 8x11, 204pg, Partial Color
|MONSTER ART OF BASIL GOGOS Hardcover Second Edition Creature Cover|
New Printing, Variant dust jacket art. 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....More.
Item Code: MONBGHC
Hard Cover, 8x11, 204pg, Partial Color
We didn't get our complete order on these variant covers, so I'm afraid we're already out of 2 of the 3 titles as I write this. We'll have more very shortly, so you can safely backorder any or just wait until they come up as in stock when you click on them. We do have plenty of the calendars!!
Also available is the same book with a Bride of Frankenstein cover; regular, unlimited edition [MONBGH. $100]. Here's more of Gogos, in The Famous Monsters Chronicles, Soft Blondes in the Claws of Torture Hell (yes, Gogos did Men's Magazine art, too!), and The Art of Pulp Horror.
In case the name Joe Smith didn't bring any recognition, his movie poster work you WILL recognize. Lots of major, major films, both genre work and big budget blockbusters. He reminds me a lot of Gogos, so check him out:
EPIC ART The Art of Joe Smith
Highly Recommended. By Gary Gerani. Foreword by Drew Struzan. A beautiful new hardcover book on the life and work of Joseph Smith, with foreword by legendary illustrator Drew Struzan! This award-winning illustrator (who you've likely never heard of) has produced some of Hollywood's most iconic film posters. From prestigious studio blockbusters like Ben-Hur and Earthquake! to gloriously over-the-top B-flicks by Roger Corman and others, selling bug-eyed monsters and crazed motorcycle gangs. Spanning the decades, a master of all genres, Smith began designing characters and backgrounds for Walt Disney in the 1930s before WWII called upon his special creative gifts for secret government assignments. Dreams and Visions, 2020....More.
Item Code: EPICH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Partial Color
|PIN-UP HISTORY 2022 Calendar |
Recommended. Classic 1940s and 1950s pin-up girls, often with humor, several fully nude, and nearly all not the typical images we've seen before. An impressive selection by a variety of artists. A steamy nude taking a bath in a bucket, a nude wearing only a fur stole, see-through lingerie, one girl with her bathrobe caught in the door revealing her undies, one plump beauty enjoying ice cream in the nude, a nude at the shore under the moonlight, a babe with just a fur stole wrapped around her and more. All with that wonderful innocent appeal of vintage pin-up art, girls with big smiles or a look of naive surprise. Tushita, 2021. Mature Readers. ...More.
Item Code: PI22
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color
|CINEMA NOIR 2022 Calendar |
Recommended. Classic collection of twelve amazing and mostly little-seen movie posters from the golden age of Hollywood crime dramas: Barbara Stanwyck in Woman in Red, Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep, Veneri Rossi, King Kong, North by Northwest, Edward G. Robinson in Night Has a Thousand Eyes, and more. Tushita, 2021....More.
Item Code: CN22
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color
|PULP ATTACK 2022 Calendar |
Recommended. Twelve steamy, sleazy magazine and paperback covers and movie posters from the golden age of sleaze. Marihuana, Play Rough, The Wild One (full nude), Come Sin with Me, Night Nurse, Something Wild, Fast, Loose and Lovely, etc. Nice selection of sultry ladies. Lots of cleavage and long legs, several unusual works not often seen. Tushita, 2021....More.
Item Code: PULP22
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color
We now have twelve 2022 calendars in stock. Elvgren, George R.R. Martin, Fractal Cosmos, Women of Myth and Magic, Olivia, Tolkien, Daniel Merriam, Mucha & more.
Our complete selection for the year will appear in our next catalog, due out in late October. Quite a few titles are not yet in stock; they won't appear here or on the website until they are in stock.
|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.|
|Click here to see the items that were recently reduced for our 9/7/21 Labor Day Sale.|
|WONDER WOMAN The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 1 |
Includes Wonder Woman #98-123, 1958-61. Recommended. By Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. Fans of the Amazon Warrior won’t want to miss this collection of some of the finest Wonder Woman comics from the 1950’s and 1960’s by some of the era’s top talents, including writer Robert Kanigher and legendary artist Ross Andru. These exciting tales featured Wonder Woman as a teenager, introduced Wonder Tot, teamed-up Diana with her mother, Queen Hippoylta, and much more. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Dec....More.
Item Code: WWSA01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 696pg, Full Color
|WARLOCK By Jim Starlin Gallery Edition |
Recommended. Collects Strange Tales #178-181, 1951; Warlock #9-15, 1972; Avengers Annual #7, 1967; Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2, 1976, in a large 9x13 size. At Marvel in the 1970s, no one mastered the startling scope of cosmic adventure like Jim Starlin! In this star-spanning spectacle, Starlin evolved Adam Warlock to the next level, imbuing the character with the inner demons of a man-god on the brink of insanity. Forced to confront an evil version of himself and the nihilistic menace Thanos, Warlock's conflicts weren't just knuckle-grinding throw-downs — they were existential struggles for his very soul. Marvel, 2021. Due: Dec. ...More.
Item Code: WARLOH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 360pg, Full Color
This is the same series as the other 9x13-size Giant-Size X-Men Tribute to Wein & Cockrum Gallery Edition [GIAXM.
|EC ARCHIVES Crime Illustrated |
Our Highest Recommendation. Collects #1-3, 1955-56. Contained here is the complete run, two magazine-format issues and the unpublished #3! This was the innovative “Picto-Fiction” magazine that EC created to circumvent the newly created Comics Code, and to break into a more adult comic reading market. Illustrated prose, with one or two large panels per page, tales of frightening crimes, daring heroes, and dangerous psychopaths. Brilliantly illustrated by Reed Crandall, Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Graham Ingels, Johnny Craig, George Evans, Jack Davis and Bernie Krigstein. Dark Horse, 2021. Due: Dec. ...More.
Item Code: ECACIH
Hard Cover, 192pg, b&w
|Available now is Shock Illustrated [ECASHH], same discounted price, also collecting the Picto Fiction series. Here are the other EC archives.|
|SUPERMAN / BATMAN Omnibus Volume 2 |
Collects Superman/Batman #44-87; Superman/Batman Annual #3-5, 2008-2010. Writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson (Supergirl) and artist Rags Morales (Identity Crisis) bring you one of the darkest struggles Superman and Batman have ever faced. Gotham's masked protector, Batman, has trained extensively to become a feared but very human caped crusader. His Kryptonian friend Superman was born with superhuman abilities that Earth-born humans could never dream of. They first worked together in the 1950s issues of World's Finest—this series continues the unique team. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Dec. ...More.
Item Code: SUPBAT02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1232pg, Full Color
Volume 1 is available now, same discounted price [SUPBAT01H]. Also in stock: Batman and Superman Silver Age World's Finest Omnibus 2 (2019) with issues #17-158, 1961-66 [special order: BSF02H.
|THE DYNAMITE ART OF LUCIO PARRILLO Hurt |
Highly Recommended. For the last decade, artist Lucio Parrillo has crafted some of the most incredible painted images ever seen in comics! For Dynamite Entertainment, Parrillo has painted Red Sonja: From Barbarian to Queen! Vampirella: Drakulon and Beyond! John Carter, Dejah Thoris and Tarzan. Plus: Zombies, Pirates and Chaos! 200 pages of beautiful women and horrific beasts! Also featuring select process and preliminary pieces of art from Parrillo himself! This was first announced in late 2019, but it was actually worth the wait...it's a fine art book. Dynamite, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners and/or slanted spine....More.
Item Code: DYNLPHR
Hard Cover, 9x12, 200pg, Full Color
Unhurt copies are
|HOLLYWOOD BEACH BEAUTIES SEA SIRENS, SUN GODDESSES AND SUMMER STYLE 1930-1970 Hurt |
Recommended. By David Wills. 150 stunning vintage photographs featuring beloved female celebrities, models, and stars from the 1930s through the 1970s. Highlights the sexy, carefree attitude of the summer, the elegant seaside couture, and the enchanting and alluring beauty of the female form. Candid and stylish photographs featuring Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Sharon Tate, Raquel Welch, Sophia Loren, Dorothy Dandridge, Nancy Sinatra, etc. Plus period original film posters, magazine covers and fashion advertisements. Dey St, 2018. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: HOLBBHR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 224pg, Partial Color
|THE RISE AND FALL OF THE TRIGAN EMPIRE Volume 2 Hurt |
Our Highest Recommendation. By Mike Butterworth. Art by Don Lawrence and Ron Embleton. The legendary comics novel with artwork by two of Britain's finest creators. You don't want to miss this! The second thrilling omnibus lost Sci-Fi classic from the sixties the New York times called “highly detailed visions of fantastic worlds.” Among the distant stars, fractious tribes come together to found a mighty empire that will wage war against aggressive kingdoms, battle alien invaders, and conceive of incredible new technologies. This extraordinary volume continues to chart the glorious Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire, where the splendor and savagery of ancient Rome meets advanced jet planes and even space technology and aliens. Rebellion, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: RIS02R
Soft Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Partial Color
|Volume 1 and unhurt #2 are available at regular price, $24.99 [RIS01, RIS02].|
|HOKUSAI: A Graphic Biography Hurt|
Highly Recommended. By Francesco Matteuzzi. Art by Giuseppe Latanza. A revealing and wonderfully visual graphic novel biography of Japan's most famous artist. He's the enigmatic creator of Japanese art's all-time most iconic image — and far more. His intriguing life and pioneering works, details the Edo-era Japan, and how Hokusai forged an image of his country that still resonates across the world today. Laurence King Publishing, 2021. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: HOKUHR
Hard Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF MOUNT FUJI
Recommended. Bound in the Japanese tradition with uncut paper, the original 36 plates plus the additional 10 later added by the artist. Mount Fuji has long been a centerpiece of Japanese cultural imagination, and nothing captures this with more virtuosity than the landmark woodblock print series by Hokusai (1760”“1849). The renowned print maker documents 19th-century Japan with exceptional artistry and emotion, celebrating its countryside, cities, people, and serene natural beauty. Taschen, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: THIRMFH
Hard Cover, 17x12, 224pg, Full Color
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Our system inadvertently hid these and a couple other titles so they were not coming up on our website. They include the PS Artbooks Kona hardcover editions, and these two:
INFINITE WORLDS Deluxe w/ Original Drawing - $300 with original sketch by Jack Gaughan.
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ABAA Virtual Book Fair
The 2021 ABAA New York Virtual Fair opens today, Thursday Sept 9. Bud Plant & Hutchison Books will be exhibiting for the first time!
The fair is open throughout the day and night from Thursday September 9 2pm EDT (9am PDT) through 3pm EDT (12 noon PDT), Sunday, September 12.
As I mentioned in an earlier email, Anne and I are processing an enormous collection of vintage illustrated books and art books. We're listing sixty hand-picked titles in this show (see my related editorial in Fall 2021 catalog — you can download it below). These include:
• Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures first edition bound in full leather by Baynton
• First edition Thus of Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market illustrated by Laurence Housman
• Norman Lindsay's Complete Etchings.
• A number of illustrated editions of Alice in Wonderland by such artists as Arthur Rackham, Willy Pogany, Bessie Pease Gutmann, Peter Newell and Maraja. Several have already sold, but check with Anne at the number below if you missed something.
Plus the Underground Comics Portfolio signed by 11 artists including Crumb, Rick Griffin, Wilson et al, several excellent Willy Pogany books including Parsifal and Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales.
Once the fair opens you can browse and purchase 24 hours a day by way of the ABAA Virtual Book Fair Platform or you can contact Anne directly by email any time or by phone between 11am and 10pm EDT (8am -7pm here on the West Coast).
This is a related but SEPARATE business from Bud's Art Books. These books are NOT available through the Bud's Art Books website nor can our staff here help you. Contact my partner Anne Hutchison at (530) 273-9762 or email@example.com.
Here is a link to our listings, within the fair itself. https://fairs.abaa.org/exhibitor/194476
To receive future for sale lists and a link to an entirely new website for this sister business, which is being built now, call or send us your email.
Teaser!! Spectrum Quarterly!
Arnie and Cathy Fenner edited Spectrum for the first 20 annuals, and designed many of Underwood Book's finest volumes, including the three Frazettas. Arnie is on the final stages of a labor of love project: Spectrum Fantastic Art Quarterly. He expects that we will see the first issue in early November.
Diamond and the comic stores will handle it eventually, but we'll be months ahead of them. We haven't got it listed yet but you will be able to reserve a copy soon. Frazetta feature article with an interview with Frank's sister, Richard Corben and Steve Hickman memoriums (Steve just passed away very recently), an article on the art of Dan Dos Santos and much more. It's all about contemporary fantastic art.
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