Thursday, October 7, 2021

EC Covers Artist Edition, Covenant by Allen Williams, Young Hellboy, Nexus, American Gods, H.R. Giger…

Our latest catalog is now here for download. It's our annual Holiday Catalog with Christmas mailing deadlines. The print version will be in your hands around November 1.

After long delays, the EC Covers Artist Edition is here, and it's gorgeous. And giant! Plus Covenant by Allen Williams, Young Hellboy, Nexus, The Complete American Gods, H.R. Giger's Poltergeist, and much more. Enjoy!

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EC COVERS Artist's Edition
Our Highest Recommendation. This once-in-a-lifetime Artist's Edition collects the original art, in the same size as they were drawn, of more than 120 EC covers by EC's best. This gigantic (14 pounds) tome includes: Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman. Graham Ingles, Johnny Craig, Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, and more. That's 40% of EC's entire New Trend covers! Each has been shot from the original art, scanned in color, enabling the reader to see all the subtle little nuances that make original art unique. Blue pencil notations, zip-a-tone, whiteout, all of these and more are clearly visible. IDW, 2021. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. ...More.

Item Code: ECCAEH
Hard Cover, 15x22, 160pg, b&w
Also still available: Reed Crandall EC Stories Artist's Edition [RCEAEH. $150], Graham Ingels EC Stories Artist's Edition [GIAEH] (special order). Here's a look at more EC Comics collections.

COVENANT The Art of Allen Williams Hardcover Signed
Highly Recommended. Signed & limited to 1500, with 16 extra pages! Allen Williams and Flesk Publications have teamed up to bring you his first art book. We previously handled Allen's sketchbooks and were very impressed. Each of his dark, eerie, skeletal and surreal fantastical characters is accompanied by a line of text, a poem or a brief story that captures their essence — often from mythology. Occasional nudity. Stunning detail and imagination. Flesk, 2021. Out of print. ...More.

Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Partial Color
Also available as a softcover, without the bonus 16 pages and signature [COVEAW. $39.95].

More Art Books


AUTO EROTICA A Grand Tour Through Classic Car Brochures of the 1960S to 1980S
Edited by Johnny Trunk, Damon Murray et al. Motoring in Britain during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, as portrayed in rare ephemeral booklets full of unusual graphic ideas and concepts. Fabulous photography, dazzling color charts, strange foldouts and inspiring styles! Expect fast Fords, the XJS, the TR8, MGs, Minis, Maxis, Renaults, Beemers, VWs, Vivas, Citroëns, DeLoreans and a whole lot more: amazing motorcars from the past, and even some from the future, as you've never seen them before. Fuel, 2021....More.

Item Code: AUTOE
Soft Cover, 7x9, 240pg, Partial Color

IMAGINE! Automobile Concept Art from the 1930s to the 1980s
Highly Recommended. Patrick Kelley presents a wealth of eye-catching car designs — more than 230 images from eighty-seven different artists — that he has spent over fifteen years gathering and assembling into the Kelley Collection. These artworks are rare survivors, vivid illustrations of the singular work of the men and women who drew and designed the vehicles from their art school days through their later employment with the auto industry's Big Three: GM, Chrysler and Ford. IMAGINE! is a tender tribute to the artists' contributions and imagination, transporting us back to a time in US commercial history when the wildest dreams were encouraged and there was nothing but the open road ahead. Dalton Watson Fine Books, 2020....More.

Item Code: IMAGH
Hard Cover, 12x9, 324pg, Partial Color
We also have Britain Can Make It (hurt) from 2012 [BRCMI. $30]. 1 left.

The legendary designer's sketchbook for the Poltergeist sequel, filled with psychedelic shape-shifting ghosts and grotesque monsters. This facsimile edition contains 155 never before published drawings, from worm-like ghosts to soul-sucking monsters, as well as correspondence between Giger and director Brian Gibson. Printed in Germany, this is a rather small book. Edition Patrick Frey. ...More.

Item Code: HRGPOLH
Hard Cover, 9x7, 300pg, b&w

New printing. Bargain-priced. Recommended. Foreword by Timothy Leary. H.R. Giger (1940”2014) reigns as one of the leading exponents of fantastic art. This collects important work from throughout his life, from early pen and ink renderings to his final brightly colored pieces. It also features a lengthy section of his erotic art, none of which we can show here, being very explicit. Full biography and profusely illustrated, all at a bargain price. Taschen, 2021. Mature Readers. ...More.

Item Code: GIGEH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 96pg, Partial Color
Here's more by Giger, including the out of print 1991 Posterbook [RB1537. $45] and Giger's N.Y. City [RB1534. $80]. Inquire, we have more unlisted Giger collections.

Comic Book Archives


DISNEY MASTERS Volume 18 Uncle Scrooge Pie in the Sky
1989-90. Highly Recommended. Wow—does this look like the work of Carl Barks. Fooled me at first — and second — glance. But it's all by fan-favorite artist William Van Horn. Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck battle old foes and ancient curses in wild comics adventures. Van Horn has been a beloved Donald and Uncle Scrooge talent since 1987 — but only his DuckTales stories have ever been anthologized. By popular demand, this volume begins a comprehensive collection of his Uncle Scrooge and Donald adventures! Fantagraphics, 2021....More.

Item Code: DM18H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 200pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
Here's more in the Disney Masters series. And click here for all of Carl Barks' Ducks collections.

First of a collection of deluxe matching volumes collecting the author's iconic graphic novels. Bawdy secret agent tale Anibal 5 (illustrated by Georges Bess) and the sci-fi epic Megalex (illustrated by Fred Beltran), along with a selection of stories from Screaming Planet with artwork by Adi Granov and Axel Medellin. Previously unseen bonus material, including Jodorowsky's never-reprinted comics debut in 1966! Humanoids, 2021. Mature readers....More.

Item Code: JODL01H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 300pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99
Here's more by Jodorowsky.

Highly Recommended. Jack Kamen, Al Feldstein, and Ray Bradbury, plus all 8 early EC stories by Fred Peters and four by Sid Check. Grand Ten full pages in which Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition) introduces these tales, which include the infamous "The Orphan" — one of the stories that got EC Comics into hot water during the U.S. Senate's investigation into comic books. And "The October Game," adapted from the chilling classic short story by Ray Bradbury. Fantagraphics, 2021....More.

Item Code: THRFH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 224pg, b&w
$29.99 $26.99
Here are more EC Artists' Library editions from Fantagraphics.

DEATHSTROKE By Christopher Priest Omnibus
Collects Teen Titans #8-29; Deathstroke #1-50 and five more issues/titles. Art by Carlo Pagulayan, Fernando Pasarin, Larry Hama, Jason Paz et al. When Slade Wilson is confronted by his own troubled past, he'll be challenged to reinvent himself before he loses everything and everyone in his life. Can Deathstroke be redeemed? ...And if he can, how long will he be able to keep up his hero status? DC Comics, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: DEACPH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1392pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00

Graphic Novels


Collects American Gods: Shadows #1-9, My Ainsel #1-9, and Moment of the Storm #1-9. Art by Scott Hampton, Russell and Walt Simonson. The complete comic series, adapted by comics legend P. Craig Russell from the award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman, in a deluxe, oversized collection with slipcase and ribbon. Shadow Moon, fresh out of jail, finds his wife dead, his life in shambles, and nowhere to turn. But a chance meeting with the mysterious Mr. Wednesday thrusts him into the center of a conflict between new and old gods, where the future of human and divine life is at stake. Dark Horse, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: COMAGH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 712pg, Full Color
$124.99 $105.00
Here are the individual volumes, all three still available. And more by Neil Gaiman.

Highly Recommended. By Mike Mignola, Tom Sniegoski et al. Stranded on a strange island after a mishap on their way to a South American dig site, Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm are confronted by all manner of monsters on land, sea, and sky! A beautiful stranger who rescues them turns out to be one of Hellboy's heroes, a lost aviatrix with new shape-shifting abilities. But an old evil that the hidden island protects is about to reawaken, drawing Hellboy and his new allies into a desperate battle! Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: YOUHH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Here's more Hellboy.

Collects #1-4. Keanu Reeves makes his comic book writing debut alongside New York Times bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Grass Kings) and acclaimed artist Ron Garney (Wolverine) in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior's fight through the ages, from the distant past to today. He's half-mortal and half-god, cursed and compelled to violence...even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after wandering the world for centuries, the Brzrker may have finally found a refuge — working for the U.S. government. Boom!, 2021....More.

Item Code: BRZ01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color

Recommended. A wanderer roams through a barbarian world of savage men and beasts on a quest to find home. In the distant past, Mesozoic creatures ruled the Great Ocean. Nelarr, a resident of the underwater kingdom of LeMaria, discovers that he can no longer breathe underwater, but needs oxygen from air to survive. Branded a freak of nature, he is banished from the kingdom and labeled an Outkast. Kirby-esque art and layouts, we like it. Great ocean monsters! Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: PRIMOR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

Collects #1-7. Recommended. Celebrating Wonder Woman's 80th anniversary, we go back to WW's roots in fun retro stories. In the first, WW is married, with a husband and child, and no memory of her reality. Doctor Psycho strikes. Plus seven variant covers. Stories by Stephanie Phillips, Andrea Shea, Colleen Doran, Alyssa Wong, Corinna Bechko, Amy Chu, Sina Grace and Sanya Anwar. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: SENWO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 152pg, Full Color

NEXUS NEWSPAPER STRIPS Volume 1 The Coming of Gourmando Signed
Signed Bookplate. Highly Recommended. Something long dormant beneath the surface of Ylum comes alive, triggering a visit from the planet-devouring Gourmando and his mysterious ally. With powers far beyond those of even Nexus himself, this unstoppable being banishes Nexus to an unknown realm! Mike Baron and Steve Rude deliver a new Nexus adventure plus the remastered Nexus: The Origin and Rude's hand-painted Sundra story, "When She was Young." Plus 47 pages of bonus features! Beautifully drawn. Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: NEX01S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
There's also a Comic Book Creator devoted to Steve Rude, #18 [CBCR18. $9.95] but it's almost gone.

New from Cimarron Street Books


EYE By David J. Schow
Thirteen prose stories including two completely new tales, with noir, 13 new photo-manipulated illustrations by Thomas Canty, and a sparkling new Afterword. An updated edition of David J. Schow's fifth short story collection — back in print after 20 years! "An unblinking scrutiny of sex, obsession, idol worship, penny miracles, mysterious phone calls in the dead of night, pornography, wrongheaded faith, empaths, telepaths, aliens, peewee crime kingpins, otherworldly lovers..." Cimarron Street Books, 2021....More.

Item Code: EYEDA
Soft Cover, 6x9, 260pg, Text/b&w

Recommended. All-new: Stuart Gordon's Lovecraft Adaptations; classic genre film comic adaptations from Fawcett, Dell and Gold Key; inside the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood book launch event and roundtable discussion with Stephen R. Bissette, David J. Schow, and others; writer James McKimmey's Dell First Edition paperbacks and Mike Shayne novels. Cimarron Street Books, 2021....More.

Item Code: BARE07
Soft Cover, 6x9, 110pg, Text/b&w|na
See our website for more work by David Schow, and back issues of Bare Bones.


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 October/November


MR. MONSTER The Original Adventures of Doc. Stearne Signed
Signed full color bookplate with new work by Michael T. Gilbert! Our Highest Recommendation. Mr. Monster was one of the many heroes created during the Golden Age of Canadian comics, long forgotten. But Michael T. Gilbert updated this same Mr. Monster in the 1980s, and we've all seen what fun he had with the character. This new collection includes the two original 1940s Mr. Monster stories plus the earlier Doc Stearne stories and covers. Also included is never-before seen art, an interview with creator Fred Kelly, a new afterword by Michael T. Gilbert and an original pin-up gallery from over two-dozen contemporary Canadian artists! Raid, 2021. Due: Oct. ...More.

Item Code: MRMOHS
Hard Cover, 7x9, 110pg, Partial Color

Signed full color Mr. Monster Bookplate. Highly Recommended. The Wraith was a cult classic during the early days of indie comics in the 1970s, and a training ground for Michael T. Gilbert's later work on Elric and Mr. Monster. Created as spoof of Will Eisner's Spirit, Wraith fans included Eisner himself. He wrote "The Wraith has a lot of originality. Your style and approach are very vigorous!" The Wraith appeared in all six issues of Star*Reach's Quack! Here is every story, scanned from the original art, plus a wealth of unpublished art and photos, and an intro by Mr. Monster himself! Gilbert's commentary provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the 1970s comic book scene. Clover Press, 2020....More.

Item Code: COMWS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 96 pg, Two Color

Coming in January


TUKI Fight For Family Hardcover Signed
Signed. Highly Recommended! An all-new series from the creator of Bone. At the dawn of humanity, during a prolonged period of hardship and drought, three lost children meet a mysterious traveler named Tuki. Together, their dangerous journey leads them far north through the territory of a rival species who kill strangers without hesitation. Cartoon Books, 2021. Due: Jan. ...More.

Hard Cover, 11x9, 144pg, b&w
Also available in softcover, signed [TUKIFAS. $20].   The first Tuki edition, Fight for Fire, is now in stock at the same SC $20 and HC $40 price. Both editions are signed.

Mature Readers

It's a 42nd Street variant this week, 42nd Street Pete's Sex Crazed Co-Ed Collection. Pete used to appear in the Deuce in the 1970s, whatever that was!

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News & Notes


2022 Calendars & New Catalog Download

The latest catalog would normally contain ALL of the 2022 calendars, including a great many titles that have not yet arrived. Since we don't want to take orders for these before they are available, we have not included the calendar pages in the downloadable catalog. You can see all in-stock calendars here.

We'll upload a new version of the catalog, with the calendar pages, November 1, around the time you'll receive the print version. Mostly likely, given the delays with other products that are printed in the far east, calendars will be arriving later than usual this year — we do hope we'll have many or most of them in by the end of October!

Reminder: If you order from the website as a guest and do not have an account, we do NOT have your address on file. That means you will not receive a print version of the catalog. When placing an order, and you'd like to receive the print version of the catalog, please create an account, and not checkout as a guest.  


New On Sale

Last week and this week we have lowered prices on a large number of older items, mostly in short supply, to make room for the new. You can see them here and in the ALMOST GONE section, before they are listed for a wider audience.

Our Artists at War: The Best of Best American War Comics

This is slated for release November 2nd and we already have a bookplate signed by the two authors, Richard Arndt and Steven Fears. Since it's below our minimum retail price for taking advance orders, it's not yet on the website. But watch for it soon, I think it'll be a very good book. The bookplate will feature special art and is signed and limited.  


Flesk News

I didn't realize until we got it that the Covenant book by Allen Williams, above, has 16 extra pages in the signed edition. I've updated the description now.

We've sold out half of our limited allotment of these two Publisher Special Editions: Edwin Austin Abbey and Frank Cho's Pencil and Ink. We will not be able to get more once these are gone.  


Out of Print

Lance by Warren Tufts is down to two copies, then it's gone. It has my Highest Recommendation.

Mirage: The Art Quest of Alex Niño Volume 2 is now out of print in the regular edition. We have only five left [MIRAGHS. $150].

We still have the Original Drawing edition which includes an original pen and ink drawing. The entire edition was limited to 500 copies. Signed and numbered [MIRAGD. $250]. These were published in 2019.  



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