Great week! Dracula, wonderfully illustrated by Alden McWilliams; all-new art of Kay Nielsen; John Howe’s Fantasy Art Academy; XXL James Bond; Marvel Studios; Wynonna Earp’s origin; Terry Dodson career interview; Ed Brubaker’s Reckless; and a new John Carter prose novel. Coming is The Art of Tyler Jacobson. Also, two interviews with me, Bud. Enjoy!
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|DRACULA The Original Graphic Novel
Our Highest Recommendation. Since Stoker’s 1897 opus, tales of the vampiric Prince of Darkness have permeated the world. But the premier, 1966 graphic novel, produced by legendary Creepy magazine founding editor, Russ Jones, EC writer Otto Binder and Star Trek artist Al McWilliams is finally back in print in a luxurious expanded hardcover with annotation by Sir Christopher Lee and cover by Frazetta! A tastefully terrifying addition to every horror fiend's library.Vanguard, 2021....More.
Item Code: DRACOH
Hard Cover, 11x8, 168pg, b&w
|Here’s more Dracula, from original graphic novels to the biography of his greatest actor, Bela Lugosi.|
|KAY NIELSEN An Enchanted Vision |
115 color illustrations. Highly Recommended. By Alison Luxner and Meghan Melvin. Kay Nielsen’s luminous interpretations of fairy tales and legends from around the world are among the most celebrated book illustrations of the early 20th century, unsurpassed in their dramatic intensity and intricate detail. This book is the first to put his achievements in the context of a career that took him from studies in Paris to the Copenhagen theater, to galleries in London and New York, to the Walt Disney Studios, presenting fresh insights into his life and work as well as his materials and techniques. Dazzling reproductions of original watercolors and drawings from one of the premier collections of Nielsen’s work invite viewers to enter the enchanted world of an imaginative and supremely gifted artist. MFA Publications, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: KAYNEH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 168pg, Full Color
See our website for more Nielsen in A Thousand and One Nights [KNTH.
|JOHN HOWE'S ULTIMATE FANTASY ART ACADEMY |
Inspiration, Approaches and Techniques for Drawing and Painting the Fantasy Realm. Foreword by Terry Gilliam! Afterword by Alan Lee! Highly Recommended. Discover the creative processes and intriguing inspirations behind the work of leading fantasy artist John Howe — conceptual designer on The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy — in this comprehensive practical art book. Examines in fascinating detail over 150 of the artist's outstanding sketches, drawings and paintings, plus the techniques and stories behind each. Go step-by-step through a range of specially commissioned drawing and painting demonstrations. David & Charles, 2021....More.
Item Code: JOHHU
Soft Cover, 8x11, 224pgs, Partial Color
|Here’s more how-to and art technique collections.|
|JAMES BOND ARCHIVES No Time to Die Revised Edition |
Slipcased, Revised Edition. Highly Recommended. Edited by Paul Duncan. The ultimate companion to all things 007, covering the making of every single movie from Dr. No to No Time To Die. 1,007 images and an oral history featuring 150 members of cast and crew. This comprehensively updated and enormous XXL edition will delight fans with behind the scenes photos, inside stories, anecdotes and much more. Taschen, 2021. Rush Service and International shipping will require an additional charge. ...More.
Item Code: JAMBNH
Hard Cover, 13x18, 648pg, Full Color
Here is the James Bond Origin series [JAM01H, JAM02H.
|THE STORY OF MARVEL STUDIOS The Making of Marvel Cinematic Universe|
Two-volume Slipcased Edition. By Tara Bennett and Paul Terry. The Story of Marvel Studios is the first-ever, fully authorized, all-access history of Marvel Studios’ creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as told by the producers, writers, directors, concept artists, VFX artists, cast, and crew who brought it to life. Year-by-year, project-by-project, the studio’s founding and meteoric growth are described through detailed personal stories, anecdotes, and remembrances of noteworthy challenges, breakthrough milestones, and history-making successes. Marvel, 2021. Rush Service and International shipping will require an additional charge....More.
Item Code: STOMH
Hard Cover, 12x10, 512pg, Full Color
|WYNONNA EARP All In |
Collects her first 18 stories over four series & Bad Day at Black Rock graphic novel, 2016 . New introduction by creator/writer Beau Smith. Collects all her adventures since the premiere of the TV series. Join Wynonna Earp, along with immortal gunslinger Doc Holliday, and, in their first comic appearances, Waverly Earp, Officer Nicole Haught, Agent Xavier Dolls, Valdez, and Wynonna's mentor, Smitty! She'll need all the help she can get as she grapples with the legacy of her ancestor, the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. There was much more to Wyatt than the history books tell: he used his mystical sidearm, the Peacemaker, to send demons back to hell! IDW, 2021....More.
Item Code: WYNA
Hard Cover, 7x10, 448pg, Full Color
|Here’s more Western-themed archives and graphic novels.|
|FAR SECTOR |
Eisner-nominated sci-fi murder mystery. Collects #1-12. By N.K. Jemisin. Art by Jamal Campbell. Very well drawn, unusual work starring a beautiful and dynamic new Green Lantern. The first murder in 500 years. Twenty billion suspects. A booming metropolis at the edge of the universe hasn’t experienced a violent crime in generations. The Emotion Exploit has erased its citizens’ full range of feelings, allowing three resident races to overlook their turbulent history and coexist peacefully — until now. Rookie Green Lantern “Jo” Mullein is still adjusting to her assignment when a brutal murder rattles the social order, threatening to undo centuries of controversial progress. DC Comics, 2021....More.
Item Code: FARSE
Soft Cover, 7x10, 312pg, Full Color
|SPACE BASTARDS Volume 1 Tooth & Mail |
Collects #1-6. By Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey. Art by Darick Robertson. Introduction by Publisher Mark Waid. From the acclaimed artist of Transmetropolitan and The Boys). In the future, unemployment and job dissatisfaction are sky-high. When you've got nothing left to lose, you join the Intergalactic Postal Service (IPS). Its postal fees are steep — and they go only to whomever ultimately fulfills the delivery, making every run a comically violent free-for-all between the most ruthless mercenaries in the cosmos! Humanoids, 2021....More.
Item Code: SPAB01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
|DESTROY ALL MONSTERS A Reckless Book |
Highly Recommended. By Ed Brubaker. Art by Sean Phillips and Jacob Phillips. Bestselling crime noir masters Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Reckless, Pulp, My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, Criminal, and Kill or Be Killed) bring us a new, third original graphic novel starring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless. It's 1988 and Ethan has been hired for his strangest case yet: finding the secrets of a Los Angeles real estate mogul. And he's got an interesting anarchist girl who's helping, strange as THAT seems. This will soon take a deadly turn, and find Ethan risking everything that still matters to him. Image Comics, 2021....More.
Item Code: DESTH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
Also available: Reckless (Vol 1) [RECKH.] and Reckless: Friend of the Devil [FRIEH.]
|COMIC BOOK CREATOR #26|
Edited by Jon B. Cooke. A career-spanning, in-depth interview with comics phenom Terry Dodson, from breaking into comics at Malibu with Mantra, growing into the quintessential Harley Quinn artist, avoiding a multitude of trouble with Trouble, bouncing between DC (Wonder Woman), Marvel (X-Men), and independents (Red One) and his current Adventureman series with Matt Fraction. TwoMorrows, 2021....More.
Item Code: CBCR26
Magazine, 8x11, 80pg, Full Color
|See our website for back issues. I was recently interviewed by editor Jon Cooke and part 1 will be appearing in an upcoming issue.|
ADVENTUREMAN Volume 1 The End of Everything After
Collects #1-4, 2020. Our Highest Recommendation. By Matt Fraction. Art by Terry Dodson et al. Where his story ended... her story begins! "Everyone" knows the story of how Adventureman, the greatest pulp hero of all time, ended in a heartbreaking cliffhanger with our hero facing his very execution...now, learn the startling truth about how, 80 years after his seeming demise, single mother and amazing babe Claire and her adventurefan son Tommy light the spark of resurrection! Well written and superbly drawn, this is a breath of fresh air and worth your attention. Handsome oversized hardcover with 13-page bonus Afterword by Fraction interspersed with dozens and dozens of never before seen character sketches by Dodson. Image Comics, 2020....More.
Item Code: ADVM01H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 168pg, Full Color
New printing, new cover. Our Highest Recommendation. By Terry Dodson and Denis-Pierre Filippi. Terry Dodson is already a master of the female figure, as evidenced particularly in his fine Bombshells sketchbooks. Here he's taken that eroticism a big step farther, creating a voluptuous, gorgeous heroine in a full graphic story with gorgeous artwork, dramatic storytelling and yet a wonderful vehicle for drawing a tall, long-legged, stunning woman either naked or in various states of undress throughout the story. Coraline is a beautiful young lady who serves as governess to a wealthy, inventive and very mysterious homeowner. It's a Victorian-age tale but with steam-punk vehicles and other fun touches. Humanoids, 2019. Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: MUSEH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 112pg, Full Color
|Terry’s self-published sketchbook from 2016 is still available, signed [BOM02H. $30]. See the website for Wonder Woman, Vampirella and more by Dodson, including his Betty Page statue (regular and b&w).|
|John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten Hardcover|
Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe. By Geary Gravel. Cover art by Chris Peuler. The death of a friend spurs the Warlord of Mars to investigate a series of perplexing mysteries in the forbidding icy northern reaches. The enigma deepens as he journey to the treasure city of Gathol with his spirited daughter Tara and an unexpected stowaway. An insidious conspiracy reaches from his early years on the Red Planet back into the the ancient past and now threatens the existence of all life on Barsoom. ERB, Inc., 2021....More.
Item Code: ERBJCH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 402pg, Text Only
|This is also available in softcover [ERBJC. $21.95]|
THE GIRL FROM HOLLYWOOD Centennial Edition
In 1921, Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote a novel unlike any other in his entire catalog — a sordid tale of drug addiction, corruption, and murder set against the backdrop of Prohibition-era Hollywood. He believed it to be one of his finest works, written as it was from his own experience after he and his family moved to their Tarzana Ranch in Southern California and became exposed to both the allure and perils of nearby Tinseltown. Now, celebrate the hundredth anniversary of this timeless work in The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition, featuring a new foreword by Michael D. Sellers (author of John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood), a specially commissioned frontispiece by renowned artist Douglas Klauba, classic cover art by P. J. Monahan, and rare and never-before-seen bonus materials from the archives of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in Tarzana, California. ERB Inc, 2021....More.
Item Code: GIRLHO
Soft Cover, 6x9, 340pg, Text/b&w
|Girl from Hollywood was a surprise good seller and we (and ERB Inc) quickly ran out of our first stock. But that makes some sense since it is the least collected ERB novel, and they did a very good job with it. It’s now available again. Here’s more ERB-inspired novels in the new Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe imprint from ERB Inc. And here’s our entire Burroughs section.|
|ROBYN HOOD Hunted Cover Barrionuevo and Nunes Cover |
30-page story. By Joe Brusha, art by Rodrigo Xavier. Our amazing archer Robyn becomes the target of a mysterious hunter out for blood and Robyn's head. All the luck and skill in the world might not be enough to stop her from becoming a trophy for this demented predator! In the moment of defeat, she drifts off into a world of old enemies and danger in a cool centerfold spread. Will she wake? Good-girl art and a sexy lady villain. Zenescope, 2021....More.
Item Code: ROBHHU
Comic, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color
|BELLE Headless Horseman Vitorino Cover |
32-page story. By Dave Franchini, art by Julius Abrera. The Headless Horseman roams ancient woods and battlefields seeking the lives of those who have strayed from the fight. And he collects their heads. Anabelle "Belle" DiMarco is a descendent from a bloodline of hunters of beasts and otherworldly creatures. So what happens when beast hunter meets horseman? Find out here when legends collide! Zenescope, 2021....More.
Item Code: BELHO
Comic, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color
|VAN HELSING Beast of Exmoor Vitorino Cover |
32-page story. By Joe Brusha et al, art by Allan Otero. In the moorlands of Exmoor, in the United Kingdom a beast once thought to be pure fantasy is wreaking havoc on local denizens. Even the Royal Marines are no match for the elusive and ferocious beast, which leaves Liesel Van Helsing, a legend herself, the only hope left to capture this Beast of Exmoor, and bring an end to the carnage. Zenescope, 2021....More.
Item Code: VANBE
Comic, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color
|MYTHS & LEGENDS QUARTERLY Dragon Clan Vitorino Cover |
72 page story. By Joe Brusha & Raven Gregory, art by Arino, Abrera & Canales. Dragons and warriors from the past are suddenly on earth, taking over the bodies of several friends who made the mistake of seeking the legend. Spoken of only as rumor and myth, the Dragon clan was thought to be nothing but legend. Now, after a millennia, they are back. Powerful, deadly, and making one hell of a mess of everyone's lives. Zenescope, 2021....More.
Item Code: MYTDC
Comic, 7x10, 80pg, Full Color
|See our website for more one-shot comics, graphic novels and statues from Zenescope, with Robyn Hood, Van Helsing and other heroines.|
|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.|
|EC ARTIST LIBRARY Volume 6 Slipcased Set |
From the New York Times best selling series, a box set of four great books in the acclaimed EC Artists' Library, which collects the best comics of the 1950s from the greatest mass market comic book publisher in history. Featured are: Master Race and Other Stories, illustrated by Bernard Krigstein, Death Stand and Other Stories, illustrated by Jack Davis, Doctor of Horror And Other Stories, illustrated by Graham Ingels, and The Martian Monster and Other Stories, illustrated by Jack Kamen. Fantagraphics, 2021. Due: Nov. ...More.
Item Code: ECAL06H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 916pg, Full Color
|These are bargain-priced – after discount, it’s $21.25 per book, normally $29.99, and you get a slipcase too. But...they always sell out pretty quickly, so be warned. We’ve tried to bring enough in but...|
|MARVEL BY DESIGN |
A first-ever look behind the scenes at Marvel's unique graphic design. An expansive visual encyclopedia, highlighting examples of Marvel’s exceptional approach to logos, layout, lettering, cover design, and color. With insights from Marvel’s most renowned, such as Klaus Janson and Todd Klein. Essays from famous graphic designers including Mike Essl and Paul Sahre, as well as from well-known Marvel contributors including letterer Chris Eliopolous and designer/editor Carl Potts. An oral history of the making of House of X, featuring Jonathan Hickman, editor Jordan D. White, and designer Tom Muller. Case-studies that trace the visual evolution of ten iconic characters — and hundreds of images from Marvel’s past and present. Gestalten, 2021. Due: Nov. ...More.
Item Code: MARVDEH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 320pg, Full Color
|HANG 'EM HIGH: 100 Years of Western Movie Posters 1911-2020 |
500 of the greatest Western movie posters ever made. By Mark Fertig. Collected in a luxurious oversized format and meticulously restored, presented in as sharp quality as they have ever been seen. Plus, the fascinating history of the Western, from its low-budget beginnings to its glorious peak as Hollywood's most popular genre. Tom Mix, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, High Noon, The Magnificent Seven, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly — the Western's brightest stars and biggest blockbusters are all represented. Fantagraphics, 2021. Due: Dec. ...More.
Item Code: HANGH
Hard Cover, 11x13, 340pg, Full Color
|THOR Epic Collection Volume 7 Ulik Unchained |
Collects Thor #217-241 & more, 1973-1975. By Gerry Conway, John Buscema et al. Thor puts the "epic" in Epic Collection, teaming up with Hercules as the two titans battle their way into Pluto's underworld. He joins Sif and Balder as they journey across the cosmos to stop the mysterious Black Stars. The unstoppable Destroyer threatens Midgard; Galactus' herald Firelord makes his debut and teams up with Loki; the origin of Ego the Living Planet...and Jane Foster is back. Marvel, 2021. Due: Dec. ...More.
Item Code: THE07
Soft Cover, 7x10, 512pg, Full Color
|Here are more Thor collections.|
|FABLES COMPENDIUM FOUR |
Collects #114-149, 2012-15. By Bill Willingham. Art by Mark Buckingham and Shawn McManus. With Castle Dark now back in the hands of the Fables, mysteries both young and old begin to challenge the residents of Fabletown. Bigsby and Stinky set off from Fabletown in Rose Red's blood-fueled sports car to track down the two abducted cubs. Unfortunately for Snow White, besides suffering the trauma of having two of her cubs go missing, a long forgotten secret uncovered in Castle Dark threatens to sabotage her and Bigsby's marriage. DC Comics, 2021. Due: Dec. ...More.
Item Code: FABC04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 928pg, Full Color
See previous Fables collections here; the first three are in stock, same discounted price [FABC01, etc.
|DOCTOR STRANGE Epic Collection Volume 3 A Separate Reality |
Doc Strange #180-813, Marvel Premiere #3-14 and more, c.1968-74. Recommended. Top-flight creators Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Stan Lee and Barry Windsor-Smith portray Doctor Strange at his very best! Here are The Undying Ones, Baron Mordo, the cosmic threat of Eternity and the eldritch horror of Shuma-Gorath. Then, Steve Englehart and Frank Brunner break new boundaries with their all-time classic Sise-Neg Genesis and Silver Dagger sagas featuring lush art and stories that plumb the depths of Strange's soul. Marvel, 2021. Due: Dec.. ...More.
Item Code: DOCST03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 472pg, Full Color
|On our website are Doc Strange Epic collections, Marvel Masterworks, and Omnibus.|
|VISIONS 2021 Illustrators Book |
A new Japanese-based best-of art book. From Kadokawa and fully supervised by pixiv comes a must-have art book that collects together the “visions” of talented artists, A massive 360 pages features artwork from 170 of today’s top Asian illustrators including 0313, 12stairs, 6VCR, Yoshitoshi Abe, Ace Akira, AF_KURO, Sashimi Akai, Akakura, Aki Akane, A. Merica, and others — plus a tutorial on the making of the cover illustration by Mai Yoneyama and a special interview with art director Shigeto Koyama. Yen Press, 2021. Due: Dec. ...More.
Item Code: VISILB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 360pg, Full Color
|See our website for more Asian art. including the fine art book Asian Illustration: 46 Asian Illustrators [ASILL.
|ART OF TYLER JACOBSON Slipcased Signed |
Publisher's Exclusive Edition with signed bonus page and additional 16 pages, Highly Recommended.Extra pages showcase sketches and preliminaries only found in this publisher-exclusive edition. Also unique to this edition: a slipcase with a new painting, red quarter cloth binding and metallic gold titles. Our supply will be limited to our initial order. Explore every aspect of this quintessential artist’s career, a fantasy illustrator who embraces classic illustration — think John Howe, Brom, James Gurney and Michael Whelan. He's clearly in the same class, even though he's a name new to us. This treasure trove covers works created during Tyler’s youth, college thesis work, and magnifcent pieces done for clients including Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Rolling Stone Magazine, Toyota, Men's Journal, Tor Books, Scientific American, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated!! Flesk, 2022. Due: Feb. ...More.
Item Code: ARTTJD
Hard Cover, 12x12, 176pg, Full Color
|THE ART OF TYLER JACOBSON |
Flesk's Next Big Art Book! Highly Recommended. Explore every aspect of this quintessential artist’s career, a fantasy illustrator who embraces classic illustration — think John Howe, Brom, James Gurney and Michael Whelan. He's clearly in the same class, even though he's a name new to us. This treasure trove covers works created during Tyler’s youth, college thesis work, and magnificent pieces done for clients including Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Rolling Stone Magazine, Toyota, Men's Journal, Tor Books, Scientific American, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated!! Flesk, 2022. Due: Feb. ...More.
Item Code: ARTTJH
Hard Cover, 12x12, 160pg, Full Color
|Here are the latest releases from Flesk Books, including several Publisher Exclusive Editions.|
This week's list contains many books that have sold, and we acquired another copy. So if you missed out last time, you have another shot.
FIRST MAITZ Signed Deluxe - $150
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Upcoming Book Shows
These will be our first chance to display the two major collections we detailed in my editorial in the Fall Catalog (Bruce Timm cover).
Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair: Saturday, October 30, 2021 This is a live, in-person fair where we will have our usual booth.
Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair: November 18-20, 2021
California International Antiquarian Book Fair: Feb 11-13, 2022
Both these regular book fairs have been cancelled but there will be a Virtual Fair for both; we’ll have about 70 books on display at each, all different and never before listed. For more information: https://www.abaa.org/events
Anne is putting finishing touches on our new website for antiquarian books — illustrated and picture books and some comics related material. We’ll let you know here as soon as it’s ready. You can also contact Anne to get on her email list (it is totally different from budsartbooks) for occasional listings of old and rare books: email@example.com.
In addition to the Comic Book Creators interview mentioned above, I was also interviewed recently by Alex Grand for his website, ComicBookHistorians.com
You can read the unedited transcription, or better yet, listen to our Zoom call. It’s quite extensive. Alex is a good friend and a dedicated fan. His website has many more excellent interviews and other features.
Our Artists At War: The Best American War Comics
This ships to us November 10th from Twomorrows. The cover price is lower than our minimum to list it in advance, but I wanted to let you know we’ll have a special bookplate for it, signed by both authors, Steven Fears and Richard J. Arndt [OURAR. $27.95]. We’ll have it on the website as soon as it arrives here.
Imperfect Editions & Warehouse Finds Sale
Don’t miss our latest Imperfect Editions & Warehouse Finds Sale—it was just emailed out two days ago, October 19. Click here. It includes many new additions never before listed.
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