This email is a mix of new, never before listed Hurts and some previously listed titles. And further down below, new Warehouse Finds.
Why Hurt? It takes very little to turn an as-new, perfect book into what we call a hurt, or Imperfect Copy. Just a dent to the corner, or a bump to the top or bottom of the spine, Occasionally a small cover scuff or small tear in a dust jacket--on rare occasions, maybe a bigger more noticeable bump.
Since we are selling books to you assuming everyone is a collector, we weed these copies out. When we actually show them to customers, often the damage is so minor they don't even notice. But we do, and we worry that our most discerning customers will too.
Only rarely do we have more than two or three copies. But occasionally, we'll get an entire box that got dented on one or more corners and every book was impacted.
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|THE EARLIEST BRADBURY Hurt |
Initial printing of 100. Ray Bradbury fell in with Science Fiction early on. In 1938, at the age of 18, his first published sci-fi story appeared in the fanzine Imagination! This collects every story from this run from 1937-41...everything except his own fanzine, that has been collected elsewhere. Most of this has rarely surfaced. Includes several Hannes Bok illustrations. Experience some of Bradbury's earliest steps on his road to becoming a master fantasy/sci fi writer. Lavishly illustrated, with each story in facsimile direct from the original publication. First Fandom, 2020. Condition: Very slight bumped corner....More.
Item Code: EARBRHR
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Text/Partial Color
|ALICE CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER Hurt |
Art by Kristjana S. Williams, et al. Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is a cultural phenomenon. First published in 1865, it has never been out of print and has been translated into 170 languages. But why does it have such enduring and universal appeal for both adults and children? This oversized art book explores the global impact of Alice across art, design and performance from the nineteenth century to today. It shows how Alice has been re-imagined and reinterpreted by each new generation: from the original illustrations by John Tenniel to artwork by Peter Blake and Salvador Dali, and from the 1951 Disney movie to Tim Burton's film. V & A, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: ALICCHR
Hard Cover, 9x11, 224pg, Partial Color
|PERFECT NONSENSE The Chaotic Comics and Goofy Games of George Carlson Hurt |
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Edited by Daniel F Yezbick. Harlan Ellison calls Carlson "a cartoonist of the absurd," whose work stands alongside that of Winsor McCay, Rube Goldberg, George Herriman, or Gary Larson. I'm also a huge fan and eager to dig into this massive, unparallelled collection.—Bud. Here is the complete story behind one of the most innovative and under-rated Golden Age artists, classic children's illustrators, and nonsense poets in American history. For more than 50 years, George Carlson created thousands of distinctive and dynamic cartoons, comics, riddles, and games that thrilled both children and adults with their fanciful spirit and nonsensical humor. Fantagraphics, 2014. Out of Print. Condition: Slightly bumped corner....More.
Item Code: PERNH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 316pg, Full Color
|ART DECO By Markus Hattstein Hurt |
Highly Recommended. Art Deco is the decorative, distinctly aesthetic style of the years between 1920 and 1940. The movement embraced all areas of lifestyle and art. Art Deco was a commitment to functionaity and modern technology, from autos to industrial design. With over 500 illustrations, this volume showcases the complexity of the Art Deco style and its manifestations in architecture, fashion, advertising, everyday objects, transport, graphics like books and magazines, and other areas of life, with examples worldwide. Konemann, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: ARTDECHR
Hard Cover, 11x13, 540pg, Partial Color
|X-MEN The Art and Making of the Animated Series Hurt |
By Eric LeWald and Julia LeWald. Go behind the scenes of the landmark animated series with Stan Lee, Margaret Loesch, Avi Arad, and Haim Saban, as well as exclusive production art and commentary from key X-Men: TAS artists such as supervising producer/director Will Meugniot, producer/director Larry Houston, producer/director Frank Squillace, storyboard artist and model designer Rick Hoberg, model designer Frank Brunner, and character, prop, and model designer/cleanup artist Mark Lewis. Abrams, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners. ...More.
Item Code: XMENAHR
Hard Cover, 12x10, 288pg, Full Color
|STAR WARS Collecting a Galaxy The Art of Sideshow Hurt
By Samuel C. Spitale. Foreword by Phil Tippett. Sideshow Collectibles has been immortalizing fan-favorite Star Wars characters for over a decade with their extraordinary, one-of-a-kind sculptures. This deluxe book celebrates the artistry that goes into capturing the true essence of these iconic characters and the passion and devotion that brings them to life. Featuring never-before-seen pre-production artwork and exclusive insights from the sculpting and design teams on the creation of each piece as well as dynamic photography that illuminates the power of their work, this book is the ultimate celebration of Sideshow's ongoing journey into the Star Wars galaxy. Insight Editions, 2019. Condition: Bumped and nicked corners....More.
Item Code: STWCGASR
Hard Cover, 12x11, 348pg, Partial Color
|STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION THE ART OF JUAN ORTIZ Hurt |
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Juan Ortiz. Following on from Juan Ortiz's fabulous Original Series movie-poster collection, this latest treat for art-loving Trek fans features 178 posters that capture the essence of The Next Generation. Inspired by indie-film and black-light posters, comics and rock/punk culture and showcasing Ortiz's unique creative vision, this new installment of original Trek art is sure to delight fans, offering poster art for one very special episode after another. Oversized, pretty impressive! Titan, 2017. Condition: Slight bumps and scuffs. ...More.
Item Code: STARTH
Hard Cover, 11x15, 208pg, Full Color
|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
|THE MARK OF ZORRO 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Hurt |
Closeout Price! Recommended. By James Kuhoric and Jason Ullmeyer. Celebrate Zorro's centennial with a massive collector's tome of riches, including rare art from Zorro pulp publications, film, television, comics, animation, and pop culture! A beautifully crafted collection of the storied history of one of the most enduring heroes ever to grace popular culture. Zorro rides again here with his rich history and his current exploits. From his inception in 1919, this treats readers to a close examination of a century of masked heroics. The best artwork, film images, and more. American Mythology Productions, 2019. Condition: Copies have cover scuffing and sometimes slightly bumped corners....More.
Item Code: MARZH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color
|GERLACH'S CHILDREN'S LIBRARY 2021 Calendar Hurt |
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Carl Otto Czeschka (8 months) and others. Another fine art, extremely limited printing calendar from our favorite art historian-turned-publisher. This collects the complete Art Nouveau illustrations for Die Nibelungen by Czeschka from 1909. For more on this important artist, see [CARLCH] on our website. Plus four more months by four other Weiner Workstatte illustrators from classic children's books, two pictures by each on each one of the 12 months. Calligraphics, 2020. Condition: Bump to corners. Out of print. ...More.
Item Code: GCL21
Wirebound|na, 12x9, 24pg, Full Color
|This week listed ten plus Omnibus titles, many with only one copy available. Click here to see them all.|
|MARVEL CLASSICS COMICS Omnibus Hurt |
Collects #13-36, 1976. Recommended. By Doug Moench, Chris Claremont et al. Art by John Buscema, Michael Golden, Gil Kane, Rudy Nebres, Alfredo Alcala et al. Masterworks of literature — retold in the Mighty Marvel Manner, in the style of Classics Illustrated! In the late 1970s, respected comic book writers and talented artists joined forces to adapt classic novels: Last of the Mohicans, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe and Ivanhoe, horror staples Frankenstein and The Invisible Man, The Iliad and The Odyssey, the dystopian sci-fi of The War of the Worlds, and tales of Edgar Allan Poe! Plus Robin Hood and Alice in Wonderland, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Jules Verne, and many more! Marvel, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: MARVCCHR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1264pg, Full Color
|TIMELY'S GREATEST The Golden Age Human Torch by Carl Burgos Omnibus Hurt |
The Torch stories & covers from Marvel Mystery #1-34, Human Torch #2-7, All Winners #1-4, LOTS more. 1939-54. Highly Recommended. By Carl Burgos, with Bill Everett. Marvel's first super hero, the burning-hot hit known as the Human Torch, seared his way into readers' minds in 1939, setting the path for all Marvel icons to come. Carl Burgos' fiery hero wasn't a typical do-gooder; he was a creation of cutting-edge science in a world that was terrified by his burning visage. In this first-time-ever collection of every Human Torch tale from the character's debut through Carl Burgos' April 1942 induction into the war effort—plus his rare post-war and 1950s "superhero revival" stories. Marvel, 2019. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: TIMGAHTHR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1032pg, Partial Color
|FLASHPOINT THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY Omnibus Hurt |
Recommended. By Geoff Johns, et al. Barry Allen wakes up to a world that is not his own. A place where the Flash never existed... The people he cares about most are now strangers or vanished. This altered universe is on the brink of a cataclysmic war. There is no Green Lantern, no Superman. Batman has as much blood on his hands as his enemies do. America's last hope is...Cyborg. Barry desperately tries to hold on to his memories and if there is any hope of setting things right, he must convince this world's strange, dangerous heroes to help him fix what was broken. DC Comics,2021. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: FLASPHR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1512pg, Full Color
|HELLBLAZER BY GARTH ENNIS Omnibus Hurt |
Collects Hellblazer #41-50, #52-83, #129-131 & more, 1991-99. By Garth Ennis. Art by Steve Dillon. Written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, Punisher MAX) with art by fan favorite Steve Dillon (Preacher, Punisher MAX). Vol 1 brings together Ennis' entire run for the first time. John Constantine is dying. As a sorcerer literally haunted by the demons of his past, John is no stranger to mystic bedevilment or supernatural horror. But it's his chain smoking that ultimately brings death to Constantine's front door. Between this, and investigations of a grisly serial murderer and strategies against the Lord of Hell, there is no rest for the wicked. DC, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: HELLHR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1352pg, Full Color
|GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA Omnibus Volume 2 Hurt |
Collects Captain America #13-24, 1942-43. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee et al. Art by Syd Shores, Al Avison et al. Finally! Never before collected Cap stories! Vintage 1940s Timely tales! Across 12 64-page classics, Steve Rogers and Bucky battle Axis invaders, fifth columnists, weird terrors, robotic menaces — and the Red Skull! The World War II-era action takes place stateside and in the European and Pacific theaters of battle. Each 64-page issue is packed with adventure, including superstar backups featuring Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch. Marvel, 2021. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: GACA02HR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 832pg, Full Color
|KA-ZAR THE SAVAGE Omnibus Hurt |
Collects #1-34, 1981-84. By Bruce Jones et al. Art by Brent Anderson et al. Ka-zar explores the ancient paradise of Pangea! From shining citadels to the lofty heights of the Aerie, caught between bird-people and pterodons, will Kevin Plunder meet his end or find new love? Things get complicated between Ka-Zar and Shanna the She-Devil. Also here: Spider-Man! A twisted version of Dante's Inferno! The Minotaur, Cerberus...and the demonic Belasco, Alien nightmares, a jungle wedding and more. Marvel, 2021. Condition: Bumped corners. ...More.
Item Code: KAZAHR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1048pg, Full Color
|THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 3 Hurt |
Collects Savage Sword of Conan #29-44 & more, 1978-79. Recommended. By Roy Thomas, Christy Marx et al. Art by John Buscema et al. Writer Roy Thomas and Conan artist supreme John Buscema are joined by a host of top-tier visual talents — Frank Brunner, Gene Colan, Sal Buscema, Ernie Chan and Carmine Infantino — to tell Conan's most savage tales. This volume's stories range from the young Cimmerian's exploits as a mercenary to his latter days as king of Aquilonia in the iconic "Scarlet Citadel." Anchoring it is Thomas and Buscema's 160-page adaptation of Conan the Buccaneer. It's a high-seas masterpiece. Marvel, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: SAVS03HR
Hard Cover, 8x11, 944pg, Full Color
|CONAN THE BARBARIAN The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 5 Hurt|
Collects Conan The Barbarian #116-149, Conan of the Isles GN, 4 Annuals & more, 1982-88. Recommended. By Bruce Jones, Gil Kane et al. J.M. DeMatteis ("Kraven's Last Stand") debuts as series writer. He will take Conan to the magical city in the clouds, Mreead-Zza; return fan-favorites Jenna and Murilo to the supporting cast; and team with John Buscema on a set of stories pitting Conan against Eilaynia, Princess of Mist. Plus: A story illustrated by titans John Buscema and Neal Adams, a pair of Annuals by Roy Thomas and Thomas and Buscema's Conan of the Isles graphic novel, reprinted for the first time! Marvel, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: CONB05HR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 928pg, Full Color
|SUPERMAN / BATMAN Omnibus Volume 1 Hurt |
Collects #1-43, Secret Files #1, Public Enemies & Annual #1 and #2, 2003-2008. By Jeph Loeb et al. Art by Ed McGuinness et al. The fan-favorite series is collected in omnibus format. The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight unite when President Lex Luthor accuses Superman of a crime against humanity, and assembles a team of powerhouse heroes to bring Superman in — dead or alive. Plus, prepare for the arrival of a very different Supergirl! She is a mysterious and powerful teenage girl bent on destroying Gotham City! DC Comics, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners, torn jacket....More.
Item Code: SUPBAT01HR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1208pg, Full Color
|CAPTAIN AMERICA By Jack Kirby Omnibus Hurt |
Collects Captain America #193-214 plus 4 Annuals and Specials, 1976-77. Jack "King" Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, returned to the title in the mid-1970s to write AND draw an earth-shattering encore. "Unparalleled in sheer scope and creativity!" The Secret Empire has infiltrated American society and plans to drive the country into war with their insanity-inducing Madbomb — unless Cap and the Falcon can find them! And even the eternal evil of the Red Skull pales before Cap's most bizarre foe yet — Arnim Zola, the Bio-Fanatic! Plus the menaces of the Swine, Magneto and his evil mutants! Marvel, 2021. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: CAPJKHR
Hard Cover, 8x11, 648pg, Full Color
|SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK By John Byrne Omnibus Hurt |
Collects Marvel Graphic Novel #18, 1985; Sensational She-Hulk #1-8, 31-46, 48-50, 1989-93 plus more. Recommended. After making her a front-and-center star in his acclaimed Fantastic Four run, writer/artist John Byrne took She-Hulk solo, first in a classic graphic novel and then an outrageous ongoing series—which moved between serious and tongue-in-cheek! Byrne's complete adventures are collected in this one giant Omnibus. Jennifer Walters smashes the glass ceiling — and the fourth wall — in hilarious fashion! She's targeted by S.H.I.E.L.D.! Battling Spider-Man! Beheaded! Facing Dr. Bong's wrath! On her own Star Truck! And hosting her own Golden Age guest star! Marvel, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: SENSHEHR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 752pg, Full Color
|SOLOMON KANE The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Hurt|
Recommended. By Robert E. Howard, Roy Thomas et al. He's a weapon of God, stalking the 16th Century! A tall, grim wanderer, roving the Earth to right all its wrongs! Let those who worship the power of evil beware, lest they face...Solomon Kane! He sprang from the mind of Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard. Kane's complete, classic Marvel adventures are collected in one huge Omnibus! Adaptations of Howard's formative tales plus new chapters by Roy Thomas, Ralph Macchio, Doug Moench, Joe Duffy, John Arcudi et al — all filled with pirates, cannibals, demons and vampires! Marvel, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: SOLKMHR
Hard Cover, 7x11, 624pg, Full Color
|ATLAS AT WAR Hurt |
My Highest Recommendation. Art by Russ Heath, John Severin, Gene Colan, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Syd Shores, Don Heck et al. Edited by Michael J. Vassallo. Fifty hard-hitting stories from Atlas, the company that became Marvel Comics. Each one hand-picked by Vassallo, a comics historian and world-renowned authority on Timely/Atlas. Marvel published more war titles than anyone in the industry, between 1951 and 1960, and were strongly influenced, at their best, by Kurtzman's EC stories. If you think EC and DC were the only publishers doing poignant, powerful and well-drawn war stories, read this and have your head turned around. This is good. Dead Reckoning, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: ATLASWHR
Hard Cover, 8x11, 272 pg, Full Color
|THE BEST OF ALEX TOTH & JOHN BUSCEMA Roy Rogers Hurt |
Recommended. Collected from Roy Rogers Comic, 1954-58. Art by Alex Toth and John Buscema. Hermes Press presents the comic book adventures of Roy Rogers, King of the Comics, originally published by Dell. This “best of” collection exclusively features the work of comic book masters Alex Toth and John Buscema. Each story was hand picked by Roy's son, Dusty and include his favorite tales. This volume features over 256 pages of comics created by two of the Silver Age's most important artists, Alex Toth and John Buscema. This book brings together not only the best western tales of America's favorite cowboy but also presents these stories by two of the most noteworthy artists of the period. Hermes Press, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: BESRRHR
Hard Cover, 8x10, 272pg, Full Color
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS WEB OF MYSTERY Volume 3 Hurt |
Collects #13-18 1952-53. Recommended. Art by Lou Cameron, Mike Sekowsky, Bill Discount, Ace Baker, Charles Nicholas et al. Throw another log on the fire and secure the bar across the door, here comes another dizzying dose of devilment from mid-line publisher Ace, who flourished from the early 40s to 1955. Lou Cameron is the star here, with stories in nearly every issue. Ace Baker (the named coined for a Matt Baker look-alike), Lin Streeter, Bill Molno, Charles Nicholas, Chic Stone, Jim McLaughlin, Bill Discount, Dick Beck, and Ken Rice all contribute fun horror tales above the pre-code average. PS Artbooks, 2018. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: PCW03HR
Hard Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS: BAFFLING MYSTERIES Volume 2 Hurt |
Collects #10-14, 1952-53. Recommended. By Mike Sekowsky, Gene Colan et al. Is there no shame? We have a Crypt-Keeper swipe from EC on the cover, no less, of #10. Mainstay Ace contributor Lou Cameron is here, with Atlas and Marvel Comics stalwart Gene Colan, as well as Chic Stone, covers by Jim McLaughlin, Avon Comics' notorious Howard Larsen, a rare "Ace" Baker cover, Lou Zansky, the bizarre Paul Gatusso, Blue Beetle artist Charles Nicholas, and DC's own Mike Sekowsky. Read 'em and shake your head in pure astonishment. PS Artbooks, 2018. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: PCBM02HR
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
|RESIDENT ALIEN Omnibus Volume 1 Hurt |
Bargain-priced. Now a SYFY original series. Highly Recommended. Collects the original compilation Volumes 1-3 and extras, 2011-2015. By Peter Hogan. Art by Steve Parkhouse. Living undercover as a semi-retired, small-town doctor, a stranded alien's only hope is to stay off humanity's radar until he can be rescued. When he's pulled into a surprising murder mystery by the small town's desperate mayor and struggling police chief, he realizes how bored he has been, and how much he enjoys this. We really like this, I raced through all three graphic novels in this fine collection. Two more GNs are done, I plan to bring them in also. A truly unique sci-fi adventure tale with heart and humor! Dark Horse, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: RESAL01R
Soft Cover, 7x10, 296pg, Full Color
|THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 21 1967-1969 Hurt|
Almost Gone! Recommended. By Lee Falk. Seven complete continuities: "The Rogue Elephant," "Jungle Olympics," "The Frame-Up," "The Hydra," "The Art Thieves," "The Masked Ball," and "The Jungle Home". Sy Barry took over the art chores in 1962 (see Volume 17) and did a fine job taking The Phantom in a new, contemporary direction with updated art. His work has come to epitomize The Phantom as much as the original artists (Wilson McCoy & Fred Fredericks) did during their long runs. Hermes Press, 2021. Condition: Bumped corners and torn dust jacket. Out of print. ...More.
Item Code: PH21H
Hard Cover, 12x8, 272 pg, b&w
|PHANTOM THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES 13 HC 1954-1956 Hurt|
Warehouse Find, 2018. By Lee Falk. Art by Ray Moore. Included in this volume are seven complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "The Slimming of Prince Tagon," "Captain Kidder's Treasure," "Dr Axel and the Witchmen," "Queen Sansamor and the Sixth Man," "The Wisdom of Solomon," "U-Town," and "The Grove of the Sleeping Giant." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Hermes, 2018. Out of print. Condition: Copies have spine and or corner bumps. Bottom tail pages slightly soiled....More.
Item Code: PH13HR
Hard Cover, 12x9, 272pg, b&w
|RIP KIRBY Volume 11 1973-1975 Hurt |
By Fred Dickenson. Illustrated by John Prentice. The longest-running modern adventure strip continues in thirteen new stories starring the debonair private detective, first created by Alex Raymond. More than 800 sequential comics from April 27, 1970 to January 20, 1973 reproduced from the original King Features Syndicate proofs, insuring that every daily will look even better than when it was first published. Prentice continues his superb work, carrying on the fine line style and exciting storytelling that Alex Raymond began. IDW, 2019. Out of print. Condition: Fine plus. Small bump to top corner. Still in shrink-wrap....More.
Item Code: RK11HR
Hard Cover, 12x10, 296pg, b&w
|STEVE CANYON Volume 11 1967-1968 Hurt |
By Milton Caniff. "Who am I?" "Where am I?" Steve is left with some thorny questions after posing as the leader of a Nazi resurgence organization and teaming with Minerva Kaol in an attempt to flush out this hate-mongering group. If that wasn't headache enough, guess who's back from his stay in a Mongolian prison? Doagie Hogan! Milton Caniff offers his unique perspective of the war-torn world of 1967 and '68. Library of American Comics, 2021. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: SC11HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 336pg, Partial Color
|KRAZY GEORGE HERRIMAN A Life in Black and White Hurt |
Closeout Price! By Michael Tisserand. An epic and revelatory biography of Krazy Kat creator George Herriman explores the turbulent time and place from which he emerged “ and the deep secret he explored through his art. The creator of the greatest comic strip in history finally gets his due in an eye-opening biography that lays bare the truth about his art, his heritage, and his life on America's color line. Although fitfully popular with readers of the period, his work has been widely credited with elevating cartoons from daily amusements to anarchic art. Harper, 2016. Condition: Minor bumps and dings. ...More.
Item Code: KRABWH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 560pg, Text/b&w
|KIRBY IS...FANTASTIC! King Sized Hurt |
Collects Fantastic Four #4, 12, 25-26, 52-53, 66-67, 84-87 & Annual #6, 1961-69. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Art by Jack Kirby. The first in a line of super-giant "King-Size" hardcovers celebrating the incomparable talent of Jack "The King" Kirby, this brings together a selection of all-time great issues from his tenure on the FF. Featuring the 1960s debut of the Sub-Mariner, earth-shaking battles between the Thing and the Hulk; the debut of the Black Panther; the unveiling of the utopian man-god "Him" (a.k.a. Adam Warlock); a life-or-death epic battle with Doctor Doom in the heart of Latveria; and a deadly trip into the Negative Zone! Marvel, 2019. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: KIRIHR
Hard Cover, 14x21, 400pg, Full Color
|FIREFLY The Unification War Deluxe Edition Hurt |
Collects Firefly #1-12, plus an exclusive short story not available anywhere else. Recommended. By Greg Pak. Art by Dan McDaid. The truth about Mal Reynolds' past is revealed. When a simple mission goes wrong, he's forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals...and they've got Mal and Zoe at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal's quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future. Fans have demanded it for years and now the definitive story of the Unification War— the intergalactic civil war that divided friends and family alike — is told in this official continuation of the hit Firefly television series. Boom!, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: FIREUHR
Hard Cover, 7x10, 432pg, Full Color
|RAWHIDE KID Hurt |
By Ron Zimmerman. Art by John Severin. A true legend isn't made, it's born. His name was Johnny Bart, but most everybody called him Rawhide Kid. Where he was from and where he would remain, like most legends, is cloaked in mystery. But one thing was for sure, if the Kid rides into the town, things would never be the same again. Marvel, 2010. Condition: Bumped corners. ...More.
Item Code: RWHDKHR
Hard Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
|LEONARDO 2 Hurt |
Highly Recommended. By Stéphane Levallois. Planet Earth, engaged in an intergalactic conflict, owes its salvation to the clone of Leonardo da Vinci and to the rebirth of his genius. Levallois draws from the painted and drawn work of the Renaissance master, combined with his own highly original art (along the lines of Bill Sienkiewicz), selecting original drawings and paintings by Leonardo to represent the characters, vessels or even the architectures in his story. The grand scale result is impressive...Leonardo's visions successfully projected into a stunning futuristic sci-fi graphic novel. From France. NBM, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: LEON2HR
Hard Cover, 10x14, 96pg, b&w
|THE SILVER METAL LOVER Hurt |
Recommended. By Tanith Lee. Art by Trina Robbins. Foreword by Gail Simone. Tanith Lee wrote this classic novel in 1979...beautiful, tragic, sensual, a triumphant love story of the future. Trina Robbins discovered it, and adapted it in 1985 into one of the earliest graphic novels of its kind. This new full color version presents sixteen-year-old Jane. She and her friends are the idle, pampered children of the privileged class, living in luxury on a future Earth remade by natural disaster. Then her life is changed forever by a chance encounter with a robot minstrel with auburn hair and silver skin, whose songs ignite in her a desperate and inexplicable passion. It's Alive, 2019. Condition: Bumped corners. Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: SILVMHR
Hard Cover, 9x11, 304pg, Full Color
|THE SILVER METAL LOVER Variant Hurt
Closeout. Variant cover. Recommended. By Tanith Lee. Art by Trina Robbins. Foreword by Gail Simone. Tanith Lee wrote this classic novel in 1979...beautiful, tragic, sensual, a triumphant love story of the future. Trina Robbins discovered it, and adapted it in 1985 into one of the earliest graphic novels of its kind. This new full color version presents sixteen-year-old Jane. She and her friends are the idle, pampered children of the privileged class, living in luxury on a future Earth remade by natural disaster. Then her life is changed forever by a chance encounter with a robot minstrel with auburn hair and silver skin, whose songs ignite in her a desperate and inexplicable passion. It's Alive, 2019. Condition: Minor bump to one corner. Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: SILVMHVR
Hard Cover, 9x11, 304pg, Full Color
|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
|OUTLAW TERRITORY Volume 2 Hurt |
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Mike Baron, Len Wein, Dysart, Kirkman et al. Art by Francavilla, Mayerik, Albuquerque, Fowler et al. The critically acclaimed western anthology returns with an even bigger line-up than before! Thirty eight-page stories by some of the best and brightest creators in comics as they weave their own brand of tales about the old west. From more somber to action-packed to gut-wrenching character plays, it's like the old days of comics. All wrapped up in eight pages! Explore the dark and gritty history of America we call the wild west, and the lawless men and lawless territory on the frontier. Some adult themes. Image purposely made the cover and backcover art on this look beat up, like a gritty old book, with rubbed edges and such. Image Comics, 2011. Out of Print. Condition: Glue is weak and pages might come unglued from cover....More.
Item Code: OUT02
Soft Cover, 7x9, 248pg, Full Color
|AGE OF CONAN BELIT Hurt |
Collects #1-5. Recommended. By Tini Howard. Art by Kate Niemczyk. BÃªlit - her name conjures fear up and down the coasts of the Hyborian Age. And the sight of her ship, the Tigress, is an omen of despair for any town in the pirate queen's path! Conan and she would become partners in piracy and renowned across the inland seas. This new series, Age of Conan, offers an all-new story revealing how she became the Queen of the Black Coast. Teenage BÃªlit is obsessed with the sea, as well as the monsters and treasures she thinks are summoning her there! Includes seven variant covers. Marvel, 2019. Note: Copies have bumped corners....More.
Item Code: AGECBR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
|CALENDAR GIRLS, SEX GODDESSES, AND PIN-UP QUEENS OF THE 40S, 50S, AND 60S Hurt |
Vintage full color pin-up photography, 1940s-1960s. Highly Recommended. Already a bestseller for us! It was the glamorous movie stars of the 1930s that first began the era of pin-up. Stars like Betty Grable and Jean Harlow oozed sexuality—many even posed nude. By the 1940s, this was a new phenomenon that sold millions of calendars and magazines—nudes, but provocative, never explicit, flirtatious but also freespirited. The images never crossed a certain moral line. And that's what we have here, from Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe to June Wilkinson, Diane Webber to Hollywood actresses moonlighting for some extra money. Schiffer, 2019. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: CALGHR
Hard Cover, 8x10, 400pg, Full Color
|MARK SCHULTZ Various Drawings Volume 3
Warehouse find, 2007. By Mark Schultz. This third volume of the ongoing Various Drawings series focuses on Mark Schultz’s most recent works and unpublished art. Showcasing only his best in this annual collection, he demonstrates a continued ability to refine his craft through a variety of formats: private commissions, illustrations, comics material, and rare sketchbook art. Flesk, 2007. Out of print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. ...More.
Item Code: MSVD03
Soft Cover, 8x11, 48pg, Partial Color
|STAR TREK LIVES! International Star Trek Convention 1973 Program Hurt|
Warehouse find, 1973. From Wikipedia: The highlight of the second con, called the International Star Trek Convention, was the unannounced appearance of Leonard Nimoy that Sunday. Anticipating between 5,000 to 6,000 fans, the organizers were pleasantly surprised with a total head count of 6,200. That same year, Bjo Trimble organized The Star Trek West Coast Convention as a part of her Equicon event, which she had started two years earlier. The con chairman was Al Schuster. Condition: Slightly bent corners and smudged on back covers. ...More.
Item Code: STRTRKL
Soft Cover, 8x11, 32pg, b&w
|POPEYE: The 60th Anniversary Collection Hurt
Almost Gone! Edited by Mike Higgs. Elzie Crisier Segar created Popeye the Sailor as a bitpart player in his 'Thimble Theatre' comic strip back in 1929. 60 years later, the rough, tough son of the sea has become an instantly recognisable character all over the world and is still going strong in the newspapers, comic books and television. Hawk Books, 1989. Out of print. Condition: Fine. Jacket may be torn or scuffed. Slight bump to corner and spine....More.
Item Code: POP60
Hard Cover, 10x14, 128pg, Partial Color
|PATRICK DEMARCHELIER: Photographs |
By Patrick Demarchelier. Second printing. A collection of photographs by the author offers portraits of such celebrities as Linda Evangelista, Lenny Kravitz, Nadja Auermann, Lorraine Pascale, Masai, Princess Diana, Uma Thurman, Gianni Versace, Madonna, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Robert de Niro, Alice Dodd, Elton John, Janet Jackson, Meg Ryan, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Sting, plus examples of nudes. Bulfinch Press, 1996. Out of Print. Condition: Very Good. Felt has rubbed off the edges in a few small spots. Remainder mark on page ends. Image is not actual cover....More.
Item Code: PATDHR
Hard Cover, 10x13, 144pg, b&w
|THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF MURRAY TINKELMAN |
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
|RODEO DRAWINGS OF MURRAY TINKELMAN |
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
|JOSH KIRBY: A Cosmic Cornucopia |
Warehouse find, 1999. Art by Josh Kirby. Foreword by Tom Holt. Josh Kirby's exuberant cover paintings for Jerry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld series have spawned dozens of imitators, but no one has yet matched his irrepressible and chaotic humor. As this definitive collection of Kirby's art—including many formerly unpublished works—proves, his vision has many facets. They go from the wildest fantasies to the hardest sci-fi; some images evoke a macabre realm of horror, others portray chilling futuristic landscapes, but all are wondrous. Paper Tiger, 1999. Condition: Fine plus. Slight shelf wear....More.
Item Code: JOSHK
Soft Cover, 8x11, 112pg, Full Color
|VERY HEATH ROBINSON Stories of His Absurdly Ingenious World Hurt
Almost Gone! Highly Recommended. By Adam Hart-Davis. Art by Heath Robinson. A big, thick volume of delightful innovation by the prolific artist and humorist who loved to poke fun at the conventions of his day. From the lost world of the Edwardians through to the Thirties and Forties, he charted the rise of machines, from cars to dishwashers, and new ways of living in a series of wonderfully absurd illustrations. Heath Robinson revelled in complicated gadgetry, whimsicality and naughtiness. His charm and wit are universal, teasing a smile or even a full-blooded guffaw from all who encounter his gentle commentaries on human foibles. He even gave his name to a dictionary definition. Sheldrake, 2017. Out of Print. Condition: Slight bump to corner....More.
Item Code: VERH
Hard Cover, 11x11, 240pg, Partial Color
|ZAP COMIX NO. 3 |
Second Printing. This underground classic features cover art by both Rick Griffin and S. Clay Wilson - Tales include, "Wonder Warthog in 'Wonder Blows an Easy One'", "Captain Pissgums and his Pervert Pirates", " Mr. Natural", and more. Illustrated throughout with artwork by R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Rick Griffin and Gilbert Shelton et al. Fifty cent cover price. Apex Novelties, 1969-72. Condition: Very Good. Curled corners and or cover wear. Adult Material....More.
Item Code: ZAP03R
Comic, 7x10, 48 pg., b&w
|BUD PLANT VINTAGE 1998 PIN-UP Calendar |
By Earl Moran. Yes indeed, we published this ourselves for 1998 and sold it at a nominal price as a fun premium. The actual year date on this is 1953, which was the "mirror year" for 1998, as explained in the cover sheet. Brown & Bigelow is perhaps the most famous name in pin-up calendars, and they were still taking orders for advertising work at this point, so we picked a fun Earl Moran image and added our name and information and logo...just like businesses did it back in the day. Metal top & bottom clamps, art deco border. Brown & Bigelow, 1996. Out of Print. Condition: Some prints have small tears and or creases. Best copies will be shipped first....More.
Item Code: CALPG
18x27, Full Color
|MARVELMAN CLASSIC Hurt
Collects #25-34. By Mick Anglo. Who is the mysterious Marvelman? If you only know him from his dark, deconstructionist eighties revival, then you don't know Marvelman! Go back to the very beginning - 1954's Marvelman #25 - and witness firsthand the earliest atomic-powered adventures of the mightiest man in the universe...the fearless fighter of evil known as Marvelman! Marvel, 2010. Out of Print. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: MARVMNR
Hard Cover, 7x10, 160pg, b&w
|SILVER STREAK ARCHIVES Volume 2 Hurt
Almost Gone! Collects #10-13, 1941. Highly Recommended. By Charles Biro, Jack Cole, Don Rico, Bob Wood, Fred Guardineer et al. This second collection features Silver Streak Comics #10-13, all from early 1941 and among the rarest Golden Age gems. Published by Lev Gleason in their early pre-Crime Does Not Pay days, Silver Streak didn't have the wide popularity of a Superman or a Batman. But nonetheless, here were the earliest stories of some of the wildest superheroes—and villains. Dark Horse, 2012. Out of Print. Condition: Slight bump to corner....More.
Item Code: SSHC02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color
|TRUMP MAGAZINE #2 March 1957 Hurt |
Warehouse find, 1957. By Al Jaffee, Jack Davis et al. Edited by Harvey Kurtzman. The scarce and final issue of Trump, Hugh Hefner's glossy magazine of humor and satire. Editor Harvey Kurtzman left Mad Magazine, and brought along much of the talent staff, to produce his own upscale version. Although the magazine was popular, Hefner closed it down after 2 issues because of budget issues elsewhere in the Playboy empire. Hugh Hefner, 1957. Condition: Poor/logo cut off cover/rusty staples. Some nudity. ...More.
Item Code: TRUM02
Magazine, 8x11, 56pg, Partial Color
Warehouse Find, 1972. Poster magazine in German. Beautiful reproduction poster by Burne Hogarth. Condition: Slight aging and very small creases around edges. ...More.
Item Code: DASUP
34x23, Partial Color
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