Thursday, November 18, 2021

Charles Vess & Neil Gaiman, Sideshow Fine Art #2, EC Archives, Frankenstein & more from PS and Men’s Adventure Library.

The Art of Stardust with bookplate signed by Charles Vess. Sideshow Fine Art Prints Volume 2; Frontline Combat Archive Vol 3; Dune: House Atreides Vol 2; Kull and Conan; Frankenstein in Prize Comics Volume 1 & more from PS; Men’s Adventure Library; Boris & Julie’s 2022 Calendar. In March, the next big Burroughs Deluxe Edition: At the Earth’s Core!

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Signed bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. By Charles Vess. Introduction by Neil Gaiman. From Charles Vess’s personal archive, a breathtaking collection of his illustrations, sketches to stunning paintings, for the acclaimed masterwork written by Neil Gaiman. An elegant and lavish coffee table book revealing the origins, processes, and brilliant final paintings produced for the award-winning fantasy novel Stardust written by Neil Gaiman, which went on to become a graphic novel, again drawn by Vess, and then a wonderful 2007 film. Titan, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: ARTSTHS
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color

Signed bookplate by Charles Vess! The illustrated story the film was based on. Our Highest Recommendation. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Charles Vess. It is here in Wall that young Tristran Thorn loses his heart to the town beauty—a woman as cold and distant as the star she and Tristran see fall from the sky on a crisp October evening. To gain the hand of his beloved, Tristran rashly vows to fetch the fallen star and embarks upon a lover's quest that will carry him over the ancient wall and into a world beyond his wildest imaginings...a world of witches and demons, of a star-become-human, of true love. Bonus: 38 pages including six all-new works by Vess, and an image from a proposed sequel! DC Vertigo, 2019....More.

Item Code: NGSTAR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Text/Full Color
Here’s more Charles Vess illustrated collections, from his Book of Ballads and Sagas, to his two art collections, Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie and Drawing Down the Moon. And more by Neil Gaiman.

Highly Recommended. No creative studio explores the intersection of high art and pop culture like Sideshow. This entirely new collection presents a jaw-dropping gallery of prints done for the high-end collectibles market. 100 never before collected works inspired by Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and more. Experience fan-favorite characters in a whole new way, drawn by Alex Ross, Olivia De Berardinis, Adi Granov, Jon Foster, Mark Brooks, David Palumbo, Anthony Francisco, Paolo Rivera, and many, many others. Behind the scenes, learn how many of these illustrators brought their creative visions to life, from conceptual sketches to the finished piece. Insight Editions, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: SIDF02H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$60.00 $52.50

Highly Recommened. By Matthew K. Manning. Afterword by Tom Gilliland. Working with top artists such as Alex Ross, Olivia, Paolo Rivera, Adi Granov, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, and four others, Sideshow has developed a series of beautifully crafted prints based on films, comics, TV, and animation. These officially licensed illustrations are inspired by countless fan-favorite properties, including everything from Marvel and DC heroes and heroines and Star Wars, to iconic classics like Terminator, Alien, Transformers, and more. Insight Editions, 2020....More.

Item Code: SIDF01H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color
$50.00 $42.50
We also still have available Olivia’s signed & numbered (from 600) Sideshow print of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman [WWLAS. $225].

EC ARCHIVES Frontline Combat Volume 3
Collects #12-15. Our Highest Recommendation. Here are the final four issues of EC's second war (and anti-war) title. Legendary writer/artist/editor Harvey Kurtzman collaborates with some of the greatest comics artists of all time in Wally Wood, Jack Davis, George Evans, John Severin, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, and Kurtzman himself...and he brings out their very best with his meticulous layouts and careful research for every story. Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: ECAF03H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 152pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99
See the website for all available EC Archives in hardcover and now in inexpensive softcover editions also.

Graphic Novels


DARK SOULS Complete Collection
By George Mann, art by Alan Quah et al. A dark fantasy with very good artwork. "Jaw-droppingly gorgeous from start to finish." -We the Nerdy. "The first comic to capture the essence of the videogame almost perfectly." Multiversity Comics. All five Dark Souls graphic novels are together here."Perfect jumping on point." In the age of fire, darkness is coming. From the silver knights to lone adventurers in these unnatural lands, the fight against the rising undead is unending and their battles epic... Titan, 2021....More.

Item Code: DARSCC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 384pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

Winner of the Carlos Gimenez Prize for Best Artist. Recommended. By Fernando Dagnino (Bladerunner: Origins). In the near future, androids have become ubiquitous in everyday life. Yuki is a Smart Girl — a beautiful android servant used for everything from security and domestic shores to carnal pleasure. But when she rebels against an abusive master, she is scheduled to be destroyed. Then something in her changes, and Yuki doesn’t accept her end; instead, she becomes self-aware...and goes on the run.Very well drawn, captivating story. Titan, 2021....More.

Item Code: SMAGH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 208pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

DUNE House Atreides Volume 2
Collects #5-8. By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, art by Dev Pramanik. The official prequel to the groundbreaking book, and now a film in theatures, continues... Leto Atreides brings news of the revolt brewing on Ix, but the city’s leaders make a decision that may threaten everyone, while Crown Prince Shaddam plots to overtake it. Meanwhile, Pardot Kynes begins spreading his edenic vision to terraform the desert planet of Dune into an oasis even as the native Fremen raise suspicions about his motives...and if he can truly accomplish his goals. Boom!, 2021....More.

Item Code: DUNH02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Here’s the original Dune Graphic Novel Deluxe Edition [DUNE01H. $50, $44.95], and Volume 1 of this prequel, House Atreides [DUNH01H. $24.99, $21.99].

Comics Archives


KULL THE CONQUEROR The Original Marvel Years Omnibus
Collects Kull the Conqueror #1-2 & #1-10, 1983 & more, 1982-89. Recommended. Thousand of years before Conan, King Kull conquers a savage age...The last of three volumes collecting the complete original Marvel Kull comics kicks off with an early ‘80s Spider-Man/King Kull team-up against the threat of Ju-Lak and the Serpent Cult! Then, a new solo Kull series begins with a run of double-sized comics by some of the best artists of the decade: John Buscema, John Bolton, Charles Vess, Butch Guice and Bill Sienkiewicz. And this ‘80s era of Kull concludes with the graphic novel Kull: The Vale of Shadow by Alan Zelenetz and Tony DeZuniga. Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: KULLCH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 632pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
See our website for more Kull Omnibus editions, plus the original Kull II Portfolio signed by John Severin [KULL02. $125] from 1977. As new.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 6
Collects Conan The Barbarian #150-171; Conan Annual #8-9 and What If? #43, circa 1977. This covers the entire run of writer Michael Fleisher's two years on Conan The Barbarian, while John Buscema turns in page after page of iconic artwork — inked by the great Ernie Chan and by Big John himself! Conan opposite some of his most mysterious foes and an old friend: the scheming Jergal Zadh, the magic-wielding Alhambra, the conniving Baron Vjerzak and Conan's old comrade Fafnir! Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: CONB06H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 672pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00
See the website for other Conan Omnibus volumes.

Men’s Adventure Library


MANEATERS Killer Sharks in Men's Adventure Magazines
Men's Adventure Library editors Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle present a deep dive into long unseen shark-themed pulp fiction and savage full-color illustration art drawn from three decades of classic men's adventure magazines. 14 complete stories with art by Mort Kunstler, Ken Barr, Earl Norem, Robert Stanley, Syd Shores, Ray Johnson and others. Also: commentary and mythbusting by a celebrated panel of contemporary shark experts who separate the stories' fact from fiction. New Texture, 2021....More.

Item Code: MANEA
Soft Cover, 6x9, 170pg, Text/Partial Color
There is also a hardcover edition of this, with the same cover but 24 bonus pages. This is now in stock. [MANEAH. $29.95].

With 24 bonus pages. Travel to faraway lands of mystery, danger, and erotic intrigue in stories from a time when the world still held secrets to be uncovered. From safari to bordello, from smugglers' cove to opium den. Award-winning science fiction writer Robert Silverberg moonlighted writing these lost pulp tales. Never before collected since their original 1950s publication, in bold new oversized facsimile re-creations complete with the original artwork. Available in softcover and deluxe expanded hardcover editions that look fresh off the newsstand, circa 1958. Go Exotic...or go home. Nudity, adult situations. New Texture, 2021. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: EXOTAH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 144pg, Text/Partial Color
Also available in a softcover edition, without the 24 bonus pages [EXOTA. $24.95].

PS Art Books


Roy Thomas Presents FRANKENSTEIN in Prize Comics Volume 1
The Prize Comics Years. Collects stories from #7-37, 1940-43. Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas, 1974 Briefer interview. Lengthy illustrated essay on the history of the monster from book to stage to films, by Don Glut. Dick Briefer's Frankenstein for Prize Comics is widely regarded as being America's first ongoing horror series. And it was pure horror, with Dr. Frankenstein desperately trying to kill his own creation, who's out creating mayhem and murder. Then a new character comes along to track the monster. And The Black Owl, Yank and Doodle, Dr. Frost and other heroes of Prize Comics cross over in a rare instance of blending strips. These are the very rarest episodes and this volume was long delayed while the publisher located copies to use. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: FRA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color

This volume was first announced for August shipment, so I’m not going to speculate on when we will expect Volume 2. But we will handle it, which will complete the Prize Comics stories. PS is apparently NOT doing this in a hardcover edition.

In 2014 and 2015, PS published Briefer’s Frankenstein Comics beginning with #1 (1945) to #33 (1954). Most of these are special order items now: Volumes 3 (FRA03H. $53), 4-8 (FRA04H etc. $48 each).

And here are all other books with Frankenstein.


Collects #90-95, 1957-58. Highly Recommended. Six more issues of wonderful 1950's storytelling and art, with top notch with contributions from Ogden Whitney, Superman and Lois Lane's Kurt Schaffenberger, EC's very own Al Williamson, Pete Costanza, John Rosenberger, John Forte and Airboy's Fred Kida. Most if not all stories are by the famed Richard Hughes, who packed these with offbeat, fun and dramatic works of the supernatural, the exotic, of flying saucers and time travel, of eternal life... PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: ADU16
Soft Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color

Volumes 13-15 are also available in softcover, $24.99 each. Volumes 1-8 and 10-11 are available at $48 each, they were only done in hardcover. And still on sale, but act soon, Volume 12 is $59.99, $24.99 and Volume 9 slipcased and hardcover, is $64.99, $29.99. Use code ADU plus the number to order. See them on the website.

See companion title Forbidden Worlds for exactly the same kinds of stories and creators. Volume 16 [FOR16. $29.99]. Note new price. This came in too late to include this week; here are all back volumes available; Hardcover and Slipcased editions of Volumes 9-12 are still ON SALE, while they last, at $24.99 to $29.99.




Collects Fight Comics #4-6, 1940. Recommended. Power Man cover by Lou Fine! Featuring Power Man (aka Rip Regan) who is given a "power suit" by his friend and mentor Dr. Austin which gives him super-strength, a rare Fiction House superhero! Plus regular features Shark Brodie, Kinks Mason, Spy Fighter, Chip Collins, Big Red McLane by the notorious Fletcher Hanks, Kayo Kirby, Oran of the Jungle, and Strut Warren. All masterfully brought to life by Fine, the excellent George Tuska, underrated fine artist Charles Sultan, John Celardo (who later drew the Tarzan syndicated strip), Dan Zolnerowich, and 1940s icon, Bob Powell. PS Artbooks, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: GACFC02H
Hardcover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

FIGHT COMICS Volume 2 Softcover
Item Code: GACFC02
Softcover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Fight Comics Volume 1 is also in stock in softcover [GACFC01. $24.99] and hardcover [GACFC01H. $46.99].



Collects #60-64, 1967. Recommended. Mr. L. Dedd (later changed to I. M. Dedd) continues to spin tales. With regularly featured work by the great Steve Ditko, Rocco Mastroserio, Ernie Bache, the excellent Pat Boyette, Golden Age veteran Rudy Palais, Bill Montes, and Charles Nicolas. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: SAGT02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

GHOSTLY TALES Volume 2 Softcover
Item Code: SAGT02
Softcover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color




Collects Space Busters #1-2, 1952 & Dell’s Brain Boy Four Color #1330 & 2-3, 1962-63. Recommended. Space Busters has got it all, painted covers by Norman Saunders and Allen Anderson, interior art from the great Bernie Krigstein and Murphy Anderson and “The True Story of Flying Saucers” by sci-fi novelist Harry Harrison. When the saucers do come then, heck, I want ‘em to look like these babies! Brain Boy is a 1963 Dell title drawn by Frank Springer. Superhero, fantasy, supernatural, horror, suspense, science fiction and spy adventures, pre- and post-comics code. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: SABB01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

SPACE BUSTERS / BRAIN BOY Volume 1 Softcover
Item Code: SPABB01
Softcover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Volume 2 is scheduled for February [SPABB02H. $46.99]. We expect a softcover around the same time.



Space Man #5-7 & Drift Marlo #2 from Dell, 1962-64, and Spaceman #5-6 (British, 1954). Art by Jack Sparling, Tom Cooke et al. Space Man was rocket ace Ian Stannard, exploring other worlds with fiancee Mary Lansing and 14-year-old sidekick, Space Academy student Johnny Mack. Drift Marlo is an astronaut/space detective, in a short-lived 2-issue run. Plus two 1954 issues of the British Spaceman. These feature Captain Future and Bill Merrill of the Scientific Investigation Bureau, drawn by Norman Light and Ron Embleton (Oh, Wicked Wanda). Funky but fun pre-code sci-fi that we've never seen before. PS Artbooks, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: SASPM02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

SPACE MAN Volume 2 Softcover
Item Code: GACFC02
Softcover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Volume 1 is also available in HC (SASPM01H. $46.99] and softcover [SASPM01. $24.99], with a variant cover featuring Drift Marlow...

Collects #6-10, 1957-58. Highly Recommended. Prime issues from this Charlton title: Steve Ditko is responsible for the cover and EVERY story in #6, and cover and four stories in #7 (a special 68-page issue) and 10. Also here with offbeat sci-fi, adventure and fantasy stories are Bill Molno, future DC Comics artist and editor Dick Giordano, Bill Fraccio, Rocco Mastroserio, and Marvel's very own Gene Colan. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: SAMUW02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
The hardcover edition of this arrived here in early September [SAMUW02H. $46.99.   Volume 1 is also available, in softcover [SAMUW01. $24.99] and hardcover [SAMUW01H. $46.99].

Our Highest Recommendation. Vintage comic gems: three full length pre-code comics adapted from 1951-52 sci-fi films: When Worlds Collide (outstanding art by EC's own George Evans and Al Williamson!!), The Man from Planet X (gorgeous work by the fine Superman artist Kurt Schaffenberger), and Destination Moon (by Dick Rockwell). Plus Vic Torry and his Flying Saucer (more gorgeous artwork, a 1950 one-shot by Bob Powell), and The Green Planet (1962). All are reproduced completely from cover to cover. PS Art Books, 2021....More.

Item Code: PSSC03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
The hardcover version of this features Destination Moon on the cover and is in stock [PSSC03H. $46.99]. See the website for more in the Sci-Fi Classics series.

2022 Calendars


BORIS VALLEJO & JULIE BELL Fantasy 2022 Calendar
Highly Recommended. This perennially bestselling calendar is a portal to a world alive with magic and mythical creatures, beautifully painted with amazing details. An armor-clad warrior woman poses in victory. An ethereal nymph floats in a colorful landscape. Two sorceresses face off against a dragon. Enter a mysterious world filled with monsters, swirling landscapes, and beguiling women drawn with meticulous attention to anatomical detail. Workman, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: BVJB22
Calendar, 12x12, 28pg, Full Color
Too late to include there, we finally received our shipment of the Frazetta, Dragons by Ciruelo, and Luis Royo calendars. All orders that were waiting for those calendars and the above Boris/Julie will be shipping this week. Thank you for your patience.Here’s all our other 2022 titles.


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.

Back in Stock


BABES IN ARMS Women in Comics During the Second World War
Back in stock. Renowned pop-culture historian Trina Robbins assembles comic book stories by artists Barbara Hall (3 Girl Commandos, all from 1942), Jill Elgin (6 Girl Commandos from 1944-46), Lily Renee (4 Jane Martin stories from Wings and 4 fom Fight), and Fran Hopper (4 Jane Martin stories from Wings, 1946-47). Together with insightful commentary and loads of documentary extras to create the definitive book chronicling the work of these important Golden Age artists. And the stories themselves, many from the notorious Fiction House that instructed their artists to get in lots of leg, lots of cleavage, and lots of action. Many are reprinted here for the very first time. Hermes Press, 2017. ...More.

Item Code: BABAH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 176pgs, Partial Color

Back in stock. 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....More.

Item Code: BESRRH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 272 pg, Full Color
See our website for more about women in comics, and more western comics collections. And here are are more Hermes collections.

Coming in January


The sci-fi masterpiece by Mœbius and Jodorowsky about the tribulations of the shabby detective John Difool as he searches for the precious and coveted Incal — released for the first time ever in English in this oversized, black & white special edition. Difool’s adventures will bring him into conflict with the galaxy’s greatest warrior, the Metabaron, and will pit him against the awesome powers of the Technopope. Humanoids, 2021. Due Jan....More.

Item Code: INCBH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 320pg, Full Color
$99.99 $89.99
See our website for much more by Moebius, including his latest art book collections from France. Just in this month is the major new book to accompany his big exhibit in Naples, Italy: Alla Ricerca del Tempo [MOEBLH. $90].

Coming in March


Letterpress Edition. Limited & numbered, 648. Highly Recommended. Art by Frazetta, St. John, Sanjulian, Eggleton, Patrick, Stout, Yeates, Jusko, Burian, Grindberg & Jones. ERB Books now announces the publication of their next deluxe boxed set, designed to capture the craftsmanship of the past while leading you to experience the adventure of Pellucidar in a fresh new way. The book will be printed letterpress with magnesium plates on a vintage Heidelberg press. Each will include one of the printing plates designed to print one of the pages in the book, a bonus portfolio, 21 color plates, 14 b&w plates, and 35 b&w illustrations by classic as well as contemporary artists. Edgar Rice Burroughs, 2022. Due: Mar. ...More.

Item Code: ATEAD
Hard Cover, 7x10, Partial Color

Mature Readers

No new items this week, but we did add a few titles to our Rare Books section. Including Playboy's Little Annie Fanny, Glamour International Magazines, Sorayama's Gynoids & Naga, and Foemina signed by Milo Manara. Click here to see all the new additions.

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Boston International Book Fair – Virtual

Bud Plant & Hutchison Books is exhibiting in the virtual book fair that opens Thursday noon, EST, November 20 to Saturday 8pm, November 22. 120 dealers will be exhibiting. Our books, many of which have never before been online, are also now available on our new website, which is being updated every week constantly with new books. We’re working to add more scans — if you find a book on the website where you’d like to see a scan, just ask.



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