Thursday, October 14, 2021

Art of Herbert Paus, Dan Brereton’s Octoberlands Portfolio, The Art of NASA, Janis Joplin, Jules Verne and more calendars.

We're light on quantity this week, but not quality. Dan Zimmer's art book on Herbert Paus is here and it looks great. Dan Brereton's Octoberlands Portfolio is here, exclusive to Kickstarter and us, limited to 350.

Plus: Universal Studios Monsters, The Art of NASA, a graphic novel bio of Janis Joplin, Jules Verne, Thor, Batwoman Omnibus, and more calendars.

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OCTOBERLANDS An Autumnal Portfolio By Daniel Brereton Signed
Signed and numbered, 350. Highly Recommended. This Kickstarter (and Bud Plant) exclusive collection commemorates not only the spirit of the Fall season, but the last five art books produced by Dan. The cover plate, featuring Noc, “The Queen of Darkness,” is a brand new image created specifically for the portfolio. This is a selection of his most memorable works, reproduced in a handsome large size, suitable for any wall. Most images feature several characters, and quite a few feature nudity. Full color envelope. Special signature full-sized signature plate, signed and hand-numbered by Brereton, with an additional illustration. Plate titles printed in gold. Dan Brereton, 2021....More.

Item Code: OCTPD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 7 plates, Full Color
Dan was kind enough to remarque a few of these portfolios, so the first 5 orders get a remarque at no extra cost!

Signed & limited, 300, with original drawing. Highly Recommended. By Dan Brereton. This is a completed Kickstarter project limited to just 300. As part of that run, exclusive to us, Dan has drawn a small pen & ink drawing on the title page of each copy, each one different. This is a handsome oversized portfolio, with all-new artwork on six 11×14 inch plates, plus three slightly smaller 9×14 inch bonus plates, and a signed cover sheet, with a bio and picture of Dan on the back. All inside a handsomely illustrated envelope, shown here. Dan Brereton, 2018....More.

Item Code: NOCPTD
11x14, 9 plates, Partial Color
Here's more by Brereton. Every collection is specially signed; several come with an original drawing. Two titles remain on sale and remain very popular: Nocturnals Legends and Nocturnals Volume 1: Black Planet.

Art Books


Our Highest Recommendation. Herbert Paus (1860-1944) is known best for his faultless draftsmanship, his sense of design, and his brilliant use of color. For many years he was a frequent cover artist for Popular Science, Woman's Home Companion, American Magazine, and Collier's. He was a member of the government's committee on pictorial publicity during World War I, and painted many effective posters to support the war effort. Paus also painted for such advertisers as Hart Schaffner & Marx, Goodyear, General Motors, Certain-teed, and Victor Records. Illustrated Press, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: ARTHPH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color
Here on our website are more limited edition art books from The Illustrated Press. Also, we've listed several of the out-of-print titles, as we work through two exciting collections we've recently purchased.

Recommended. By Michael Mallory. Foreword by Jason Blum. Universal Studios' classic films like Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Wolf Man, as well as little known features, are celebrated through this beautiful and frighteningly informative volume. Newly expanded to include what the present and future holds for these venerable characters. Wonderful behind-the-scenes stills with outstanding clear reproduction. Many rare posters in full color. From the 1920s through the 1950s, Universal was Hollywood's number one studio for B-film horror. Universe, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: UNIVSH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 268pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $39.95
See our website for more about the Universal Studios monsters: The Art of Basil Gogos, the 2022 Basil Gogos Calendar, Lugosi, Lon Chaney Speaks, The Epic Art of Joe Smith and the closely-related books about Hammer Studios.

THE ART OF NASA The Illustrations That Sold the Missions
2021 Locus Award Winner. Highly Recommended. By Piers Bizony. Art by Robert McCall, Ron Miller, Robert Watts, Paul Calle, David Hardy et al. From space suits to capsules, from landing modules to the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and more recent concepts for space planes, 60 years of American space exploration in an unprecedented fashion. All the landmark early missions are represented in detail — Gemini, Mercury, Apollo — as are post-Space Race accomplishments, like the mission to Mars and other deep-space explorations. Motorbooks, 2020....More.

Item Code: ARTNAH
Hard Cover, 12x12, 192pg, Full Color
$50.00 $42.50
You might check out our Fantasy and Science Fiction section on the website for related books, such as Infinite Worlds, The Earliest Bradbury, The Art of Frank R. Paul, Epic Art of Joe Smith, Al Williamson Strange Worlds, etc.

Graphic Novels


LOVE ME PLEASE! The Story of Janis Joplin
Highly Recommended. By Nicolas Finet. Art by Christopher. A biography in comics of the amazing rock singer Janis Joplin, from her childhood in Texas, to her move to the city of love, San Francisco, and addiction, success and her abrupt death in late 1970. One of the most fabulous musical adventures in America, yet it lasted only five years. How did a very young, messed up woman, a drug addict filled with doubt, become in a few years, a planetary icon of rock music? She went from the shadows to the blinding light of fame in only four records (the last one issued a month and a half after her tragic death). NBM, 2021....More.

Item Code: LOVMPH
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Graphic novels about famous persons are appearing with some frequency. See our website for Paul Robeson, Hokusai, Churchill, Billy the Kid, Calamity Jane, Nellie Bly, Bruce Lee, Artemisia, George Orwell, Jack Kirby, and H.P. Lovecraft.

Collects #1-5. By David Hine, Brian Haberlin and Geirrod Van Dyke. "Verne's Lighthouse gets a sci-fi twist and casts readers into the high seas of outer space for a swashbuckling cyberpunk saga."— Set in the year 2717, The Lighthouse is a supercomputer the size of a skyscraper that guides space craft through a turbulent sea of wormholes. Maria Vasquez has chosen this isolated base to escape her troubled past, but now she and her glitchy bot, Moses, are the only ones who can stop a crew of murderous pirates from seizing the most devastating weapons ever created. Includes six variant covers. Image Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: JULV
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$16.99 $15.50
We have more by (or with, such as the PS Book of Fantastic Fictioneers) Jules Verne, see the website.

NOCTERRA Volume 1 Full Throttle Dark
Collects #1-6. It's been ten years since Val Riggs saw the sun swallowed up by darkness. Ten years since nearly everyone she knew was infected and changed into hideous "shades". Now she traverses the deadly unlit roads in her eighteen-wheeler, transporting people and goods, taking on evils of the night. When the promise of an illuminated sanctuary crosses her path, Val must undergo a journey far beyond the limits of any "ferryman" before her. Image Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: NOCTE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 168pg, Full Color

Collects #1-6. By Dave Franchini and Raven Gregory. Art by Julius Abrera and Deivis Goetten. The beautiful daughter of the famed vampire slayer, Van Helsing is still reeling after her world came crashing down around her. But she won't have time to catch her breath — something catastrophic is heading her way: some of the deadliest creatures in all existence. Robyn Hood also appears. Big bonus section of variant covers and art. Zenescope, 2021....More.

Item Code: VANLE
Soft Cover, 7x10, 170pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99
Here are several more Van Helsing comics and graphic novels. See our website for more heroines from Zenescope.

Archives & Comic Strips


Thor and Tales of Asgard: Journey into Mystery #83-100, 1962-64. Our Highest Recommendation. The stories that built the Marvel Universe! Thor's origin and first ten appearances. And cross the Rainbow Bridge to eternal Asgard and meet Odin, Heimdall, Balder, and Thor's evil half-brother Loki — for his first appearances! The formative adventures of Thor, one of the most individual of Marvel's Silver Age creations and one of our favorites! Plus great "Tales of Asgard" backup features, also by Kirby! Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: MMMT01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 280pg, Full Color
Here are more in this new series. New ones are coming out once each month. And here's several more Thor collections: Marvel Masterworks, Artisan Edition, Kirby is...Mighty, Thor Omnibus Vols 1 and 3.

BATWOMAN By J.H. Williams III Omnibus
Collects Detective #854-863, Batwoman #0-24 and more, 2009-14. Recommended. Ex-military Kate Kane has taken up the identity of Batwoman, leading a one-woman war on Gotham City's evil underbelly. Who or what is stealing children from the barrio, and for what vile purpose? How will Kate handle unsettling revelations about her father, Colonel Jacob Kane? And why is a certain government agency suddenly taking an interest in her? J.H. Williams III's extensive work on Batwoman saw him play both writer and illustrator and it's visually stunning! He's an amazing and creative artist. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: BATWOH
Hard Cover, na, 896pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00
Here's 13 more collections with Batwoman, including the cool Batman in the Fifties [BATFIF. $29.99, $26.99]. Here's more "In the Fifties" titles.

Recommended. Complete in this issue: The Phantom by Lee Falk and Sy Barry and Flash Gordon by Dan Barry & Bob Fujitani, both from 1973, and Sir Bagby by R&D Hackney. 19 pages of full-color Sunday pages and a wealth of B&W features: Flash Gordon by Mac Raboy and Harry Harrison, Alley Oop by V. T. Hamlin, Tarzan by Gil Kane and Archie Goodwin, Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff (with color Sundays), Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts, Mandrake the Magician by Lee Falk and Phil Davis from 1939, Garth by Peter O'Donnell, Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane, and more! Manuscript Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: CR1021
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
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SKY MASTERS OF THE SPACE FORCE The Complete Dailies 1958-1961
Back in stock. Highly Recommended. Jack Kirby's comic strip masterpiece is presented in an archival version featuring the complete dailies. Veteran scripters Dick and Dave Wood provided these late-1950s space/action adventure stories starring Sky Masters and his gang of intrepid followers, which closely resemble Kirby's work on Challengers of the Unknown (which was being published at the same time). Kirby's artwork is stunningly embellished by Wallace Wood and later by Marvel inker extraordinaire Dick Ayers. Hermes Press, 2020....More.

Item Code: SKYMAS
Soft Cover, 9x10, 272pg, Partial Color
I mentioned some time back the difficulty we're having getting reorders on Hermes books. This was delisted but we finally got some more. See all the Hermes titles here. Availability subject to the whims of our distributor.

Coming in November


THE MAXX 2022 Calendar
Recommended. This 12-month wall calendar features a selection of iconic images, unpublished covers, and all-new art from creator Sam Kieth! Published by Image, The Maxx ran for 35 issues from 1993 to 1998. While Kieth was the artist and the main writer, Alan Moore and Bill Messner-Loebs also contributed. In 2013, the comics were republished by IDW with new covers by KiethIt was also an animated TV mini-series in 1995 on MTV. Clover Press, 2021. Due: Nov. ...More.

Item Code: MAXX22
Wirebound, 11x17, 24pg, Full Color

Collects #1-28 and FCBD issue from 2019, Animosity Tales. By Marguerite Bennett. Art by Rafael de Latorre and Elton Thomasi. One day, the Animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking revenge. Now, a dog and his girl are trying to get away — out of New York City, and all the way to San Francisco, to the only person who might be able to protect and save her. The complete series in one massive mammal-friendly 600 page hardcover! Aftershock Comics, 2021. Due: Nov. ...More.

Item Code: ANIMOH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 664pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00


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.

Coming in February


Highly Recommended. This explores and showcases the art of Warren Magazines' US Artists, the iconic series of horror comics published by James Warren and featuring many big-name American artists, including Ken Kelly, Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson, Neal Adams, Steve Ditko, Alex Toth, Kenneth Smith, Frank Frazetta, Wallace Wood, John Severin, Reed Crandall, Carmine Infantino and Louise Simonson. Book Palace, 2022. Due: Feb. ...More.

Item Code: IQS15
Soft Cover, 9x11, 144pgs, Partial Color
This is a very popular series, all published in England. Here's more titles.

New Printing. Collects X-Men #32-66; Avengers #66; Ka-Zar #2-3, 1970; Marvel Tales #30; Not Brand Echh #4, 8. Recommended. The original X-Men — Cyclops, Beast, Angel, Iceman and Marvel Girl — star in uncanny adventures that brought the first era of mutant mayhem to a close! This Omnibus is filled with milestones, from the team's new costumes and the death of Professor X, to the first appearances of Havok, Sauron, Changeling Polaris and Sunfire! Plus Steranko covers and more! Marvel, 2021. Due: Feb. ...More.

Item Code: XMEN02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 920pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
Volume 1 is in stock at the same discounted price [XMEN01H. $100, $85].

Collects Invaders #1-41, 1975 and 15 other comics/titles, 1975-78. Recommended. By Roy Thomas and Don Glut. Art by Frank Robbins, Jim Mooney et al. Long before Captain America led the Avengers, he joined the original Human Torch, Namor the Sub-Mariner and more as the mightiest heroes of World War II: the Invaders! With young adventurers Bucky and Toro by their side, they charged into overseas action, taking on Nazi threats such as Baron Blood, Master Man, Warrior Woman and the vilest of them all, the Red Skull! Marvel. 2022. Due: Feb. ...More.

Item Code: INVADH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1152pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

MOON KNIGHT Omnibus Volume 1
New printing. Moon Knight #1-20, and dozens more titles, 1973-80s. Recommended. By Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz. The many faces of the Moon Knight! Mercenary. Werewolf hunter. Millionaire playboy. Cab driver. Super hero? Follow Marc Spector, the earthly Fist of Khonshu, as he battles to find his place in the Marvel Universe — and builds the strangest rogues gallery in all of comics: the deadly Bushmaster, Arsenal, the one-man army, and Stained Glass Scarlet, the nun with a crossbow! Marvel, 2022. Due: Feb....More.

Item Code: MOONK01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1016pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

MOON KNIGHT Epic Collection Volume 1 Bad Moon Rising
By Doug Moench, Bill Mantlo et al. Art by Don Perlin, Keith Giffen et al. Discover the many faces of the Moon Knight! Mercenary. Werewolf-hunter. Super hero. Millionaire playboy. Cab driver. Ghost? Multiple personalities! His earliest appearances, from his startling debut as a nemesis of Werewolf by Night to an unlikely stint with the Defenders, from encounters with Spider-Man and the Thing to the solo adventures that shaped a legend. It's the specter of vengeance! Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: MKE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 504pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Collects Doctor Strange #58-73, 1983-85. The Marvel Masterworks reach the epic finale of legendary writer Roger Stern's Doctor Strange run. He's joined by Paul Smith and Dan Green and a host of top guest-artists, all of whom add their beautifully-crafted visuals. The curse of the Ebony Blade has driven the Black Knight mad. Can Doc Strange pull him back from the brink? Strange meets Dracula and joins forces with Scarlet Witch, Monica Rambeau, Blade and Hannibal King. Clea wages war to end Umar's reign over the Dark Dimension. Marvel, 2022. Due: Feb. ...More.

Item Code: MMD10H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
See our website for more Doctor Strange and more Masterworks.

Warehouse Finds


Warehouse find, 1980. The BESTIARY is a gallery of unreal beings. Each one seems to have a story, hinted at in the way they all appear to have been caught in the midst of a thought or action, or in the moment just before or after something has taken place. Members of some obscure species that came to be as a result of suits of armor mating with animals, the beasties have in common an extraordinary air of individual temperament and personality. They have the exaggerated, subtly mocking tone of caricature. Tinkelman has used unlikely combinations and a sense of distortion to give the beasties a grotesquely comic aliveness. Murray Tinkelman, 1980. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: ILLMTH
Hard Cover, 9x11, b&w

Warehouse find, 1980. This collection comprises approximately 60 unnumbered plates of cowboy and rodeo drawings. Tinkleman is an award-winning artist who has won gold medals from the Society of Illustrators, The New York Art Directors Club and the Society of Publications Designers. His illustrations have appeared in a variety of publications such as Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Tinkelman has been commissioned by the National Park Service to do drawings and paintings of national parks and monuments and by the U.S. Air Force to be an artist-reporter on specific missions. Murray Tinkelman, 1982. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RDOMT
Soft Cover, 9x11, b&w
See our website for more long out-of-print warehouse finds.

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This week four new adult calendars arrived, all from the renowned Mystique Magazine people. Their women have a magic, polished, fresh feeling that we miss on other nude photography. They are among our best sellers and often sell out before the end of the year. See currently-in-stock calendars here.

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The Art of Stardust by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess

The book is here, but the full color bookplate is still at the printers. We hope to have signed copies in two weeks, so if you ordered one, we'll send them together. If you would like one, you can advance order it now. It looks great but I'm not promoting it again here until we have copies with bookplates to send out!

See our website for more Stardust, more Charles Vess, and more of his lovely bookplates for other collections. We're partial to his work, and he's done some wonderful bookplates for us.  


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The Art of Enric

We're just told it'll be another 4-6 weeks of transportation delays until we see this. Advance orders have been strong, and we wish it was on time. But that's the new normal these days, shipments of new books printed overseas are all taking extra time to get here.

Bud Plant Holiday Catalog

The new catalog is just a week old and downloadable here. Print copies will be in your hands in November. Order early for gifts; everything in the mails is taking longer, including reorders. You'd be unhappy to order at the last minute to find we're out of stock on something you are counting on.

EC Covers Artist's Edition

Speaking of which, I brought in plenty of copies of this really, really popular (and long-delayed) edition. We finally got all the backorders out this past Monday, it took several days with the extra careful packing and huge size. There is no way to say how long this will remain available; popular IDW Artist's Editions often sell out quickly.

Here's all our other Artist's Editions.

Also still available is The History of EC Comics from Taschen, which is almost out of print, but it still comes with an exclusive full color bookplate by Angelo Torres, signed by author Grant Geissman.


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