It’s been a disaster zone in our Grass Valley area this week, so this is a very short list. But we are back in business after a four day gap. Details below! Spectrum Quarterly #1 is here! Champions of Flight is an excellent look at the notable artist Clayton Knight and William Heaslip. We have a new Sergio Toppi collection. Elvira is coming in February.
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SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART QUARTERLY MAGAZINE #1
|We shipped out about half the advance orders before we had to shut down this week. The rest will go out next week. We have plenty in stock now if you haven’t snagged one yet. It’s GREAT.|
|CHAMPIONS OF FLIGHT |
Champions of Flight celebrates the work of Clayton Joseph Knight (1891-1969) and William John Heaslip (1898-1970), the two preeminent American aviation artists of their time, who chronicled the golden age of aviation – from Charles Lindbergh’s epochal transatlantic flight through the most devastating war in world history (1927-1945). Knight and Heaslip were experienced military men and formally trained artists who, combining an authenticity of experience and an artistic mastery of illustration, produced powerful artwork that influenced a generation of Americans, creating air-minded adults and youngsters, many of whom flocked to US military service after Pearl Harbor. Casemate, 2021....More.
Item Code: CHAMH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 200pg, Partial 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....More.
Item Code: THE07
Soft Cover, 7x10, 512pg, Full Color
|Here's more Thor collections.|
|THE TOPPI GALLERY Scenes from the Bible |
This collection of artwork from European comics master Sergio Toppi focuses on illustrations of biblical characters he drew during his lengthy collaboration with the journal Il Giornalino. Hundreds of character portraits and key scene illustrations from both the Old and New Testament are presented in Toppi’s inimitable pen-and-ink style. Magnetic Press, 2021....More.
Item Code: SERTH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 148pg, Full Color
|All six volumes of The Collected Toppi are in stock. Vol 6 is $24.99, $19.99 because all our copies have a small dent or two; the others are $24.99.|
Back in Stock
|X-MEN INFERNO Omnibus |
Circa 1986-89. Collects dozens of issues from a dozen different titles. By Louise Simonson, Chris Claremont et al. The entire incendiary epic: when mad geneticist Mr. Sinister and the demonic N’astirh set their respective master plans in motion, an Inferno engulfs the Marvel Universe. Sinister’s Marauders attack the X-Men, while a demonic horde preys upon the helpless, horrified populace of New York — and Illyana Rasputin battles for her soul! But it is Cyclops’ estranged wife Madelyne Pryor, now the Goblin Queen, who might turn the Earth into a hellish wasteland! The X-Men, X-Factor and New Mutants face their most harrowing ordeal, aided by Spider-Man, Daredevil, and the Avengers! Marvel, 2021....More.
Item Code: XMINFH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1240pg, Full Color
|Here’s all the available X-Men collections.|
|HARLEY QUINN BLACK + WHITE + RED|
Back in stock. Collects #1-17, plus two new original ten-page stories! Recommended. By dozens of creators, including Paul Dini and Adam Hughes!! 19 wild, stand-alone tales of Gotham City’s craziest clown princess are presented in nothing but black, white, and bold splashes of red. See how Harley’s story unfolds in worlds beyond the DC Universe, in the alternate timelines of Batman: White Knight, Harleen, and the Harley Quinn animated series! Witness her darkest hours and her happiest moments! Wait, did she just…win an underground rap battle?! An incredible array of award-winning talent from across the comics industry have put their reputations in jeopardy to bring you these stories! DC Comics, 2021....More.
Item Code: HQBWR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 232pg, Full Color
|We thought this had gone out of print, but we got an unexpected shipment! Here’s more Harley collections.|
Coming in February
|ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK The Classic Years Omnibus Volume 1 |
Collects #1-27. The Elvira Mistress of the Dark Classic Years Omnibus is the first volume reprinting the highly sought-after tales originally published by Claypool Comics. In these beloved adventures Elvira must contend with teen werewolves, killer clowns, aliens, a high school reunion, pro wrestling, and more! Plus, special Halloween, Christmas, and Easter stories. A bountiful bevy of talented creators contributed to these adventures. Known for his love of the macabre and the flirty, Paul Dini of Batman fame lent his hand. While this first volume also compiles all of the plentiful pages written by Kurt Busiek (Avengers, Astro City). Claypool head honcho Richard Howell (Vision & the Scarlet Witch) and Frank Strom also contributed writing. While on the art side, Tom Simonton is beloved by Elvira fans for his early contributions to the series, as well as John Heebink. X-Men fans will thrill to the lines of Dave Cockrum on stories, and Dynamite’s Vampirella fans will love to see Louis LaChance. Other stars inside include Dan Spiegle, Fred Hembeck, and Neil Vokes. Due: Feb....More.
Item Code: ELVC01H
Hard Cover, na, 616pg, Full Color
|ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK The Classic Years Omnibus Volume 1 Signed
Signed! Collects #1-27. The Elvira Mistress of the Dark Classic Years Omnibus is the first volume reprinting the highly sought-after tales originally published by Claypool Comics. In these beloved adventures Elvira must contend with teen werewolves, killer clowns, aliens, a high school reunion, pro wrestling, and more! Plus, special Halloween, Christmas, and Easter stories. A bountiful bevy of talented creators contributed to these adventures. Known for his love of the macabre and the flirty, Paul Dini of Batman fame lent his hand. While this first volume also compiles all of the plentiful pages written by Kurt Busiek (Avengers, Astro City). Claypool head honcho Richard Howell (Vision & the Scarlet Witch) and Frank Strom also contributed writing. While on the art side, Tom Simonton is beloved by Elvira fans for his early contributions to the series, as well as John Heebink. X-Men fans will thrill to the lines of Dave Cockrum on stories, and Dynamite’s Vampirella fans will love to see Louis LaChance. Other stars inside include Dan Spiegle, Fred Hembeck, and Neil Vokes. Due: Feb....More.
Item Code: ELVC01HS
Hard Cover, na, 616pg, Full Color
|Available now: Elvira: The Shape of Elvira [ELVSE. $17.99, $16.50] and Elvira Mistress of the Dark #2 (almost gone, just 3 left) [ELVIM02. $17.99, $16.50].|
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TALFROMR -- TALES FROM THE CRYPT THE REVOLUTIONARY ART OF MAD AND EC COMICS Hurt $30/$12 Unblemished copies are [TALFROM. $30, $19.95]
DYNJCHR -- THE DYNAMITE ART OF JOHN CASSADAY HURT $39.99/$19.99
DYNJCHSR -- THE DYNAMITE ART OF JOHN CASSADAY SIGNED HURT $75/$37.99 Only 4 copies are available at this price.
FFE05R -- FANTASTIC FOUR Epic Collection Volume 5 The Name is Doom Hurt $39.99/$19.99 Three copies available.
MARAUGHR -- MARVEL AUGUST 1961 Omnibus Hurt $150/$90 Four copies available.
CAPADHR -- CAPTAIN AMERICA BY DAN JERGENS OMNIBUS HURT $100/$60 Three copies available.
MMDA15HR -- MARVEL MASTERWORKS DAREDEVIL Volume 15 Hurt $75/$37 Three copies available.
AQUADDR -- AQUAMAN DEEP DIVES Hurt $16.99/$8 Three copies available.
|TOMORROW I DIE Signed |
Warehouse Find from 1983. Signed by Spillane, numbered from 250! First edition. Slipcased. By Mickey Spillane. Dust jacket cover art by Jim Steranko. Photo of Spillane and girl on the back cover This collection of stories includes the short novel “Everybody’s Watching Me,” a short script featuring Mike Hammer, and a story about a prostitute with Spillane himself as the central character. Mysterious Press, 1983....More.
Item Code: MSPTID
Hard Cover, 5x8, 234pg, Text Only
|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.|
News & Notes
We were forced into taking most of this week off, Christmas to New Years. You might have caught it on the national news, our Grass Valley area has been hit by a massive snow storm, the likes of which we haven’t seen in 20 or 30 years. We have a massive number of trees down, along with power poles and electrical lines. I’m writing this on Thursday, December 30—we had no power at our warehouse for the first three days this week, not to mention unplowed roads and no internet!
This storm hit us Monday and took down many of the power lines and traffic came to a stop with trees down on roads all over the county. It took myself, my son Philip, and several others an entire day on Tuesday just to chainsaw and clear off my own street, just 3/10 of a mile long. Two trees 40” in diameter and 80 to 100 feet tall were blocking it, as well another half dozen smaller but still significant oaks and pines.
I was finally able to drive on Wednesday, in my 4 wheel drive…only to find the warehouse had no power either. Others of our staff were also snowed in. We got another 5 or 6 inches of snow Tuesday night, on top of 12-18” on Monday. That may not sound like much if you live in colder climates, but our pines and oaks are not used to a snow load like that, especially after a drought here, and they are toppling over and taking down power, phone and internet lines with them.
Four of us are back at the warehouse today, Thursday, but the post office can’t take our mail out until tomorrow! Neither rain nor sleet…well, things have changed! So our oldest orders from last Friday afternoon and the weekend will ship first. This week’s orders will begin shipping out on Monday, when we expect everything will be back to normal. Fingers crossed! We also will not be shipping any orders at all for the entire week. We had planned already to be closed New Year’s Eve, and we are mostly sticking with that. Todd will be here just to let the post office pickup and maybe pack a few more orders.
You can still place orders on the internet. We expect the weather to clear up this weekend!
Thanks for your understanding. And again, have a wonderful new year!
Bud and the staff.
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