Thursday, December 9, 2021

A signed Charles Vess Calendar, new Dan Brereton, Western Movie Posters, Popeye, plus Crime & Mystery.

First look at the latest Dan Brereton collections. The SIGNED Charles Vess Calendar for 2022, 100 Years of Western Movie Posters, Popeye, Crime & Mystery plus Halo and The Dark graphic novels.

Coming: A super-sized Spider-Man collection from Taschen with a bonus plate for early orders. Plus new hurts and Christmas Shipping Deadlines.

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New from Dan Brereton


Signed! Dan Brereton's latest monograph is a reaping of new paintings and ink sketches, with a decidedly autumnal cast of ghosts, vampires, scarecrows, witches, devils, creeping creatures, pulpy protagonists and bewitching beauties. Perfect for those times when you're feeling the tug of Halloweentide, no matter what time of year. Dan's much-loved creations, the Nocturnals, are also here—in page after page of new work. Dan Brereton, 2021....More.

Item Code: AUTUHS
Hard Cover, 9x11, 168pg, Full Color

AUTUMNKIND Signed with Drawing
Signed! With additional signed drawing.

Item Code: AUTUD
Hard Cover, 9x11, 168pg, Full Color


AUTUMNKIND A Phantasmagoric Art Portfolio
Remarqued signed & numbered covered sheet! Limited, 350. Dan Brereton's latest monograph is a reaping of new paintings and ink sketches, with a decidedly autumnal cast of ghosts, vampires, scarecrows, witches, devils, creeping creatures, pulpy protagonists and bewitching beauties. Perfect for those times when you're feeling the tug of Halloweentide, no matter what time of year. Dan's much-loved creations, the Nocturnals, are also here. 2021....More.

Item Code: AUTUPT
na, 11x14, 8 prints, Full Color
Click on the banner above or right here for all of Dan's art books.

Signed! Highly Recommended. The limited edition 2022 Charles Vess Art Calendar - Landscapes of Faerie, measures a generous 11x17 in size and is printed on heavyweight recycled paper. It is spiral-bound for easy flipping and features 12 beautiful illustrations from 2000-2015. Each image is highlighted twice: once in full color, then again shadowed behind the pertaining month. This has been formatted to include moon phases, birth dates of other artists that have inspired Charles, and a background summary on the illustrations portrayed. Charles Vess, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: CV22
Wirebound, 11x17, 24pg, Full Color
This was a very last minute addition to this year's calendars. See all our 2022 calendars here, and more by Charles Vess.

HANG 'EM HIGH: 100 Years of Western Movie Posters 1911-2020
500 of the greatest Western movie posters ever made. Highly Recommended. By Mark Fertig. Collected in a luxurious oversized format and meticulously restored, presented in as sharp quality as they have ever been seen. Plus, the fascinating history of the Western, from its low-budget beginnings to its glorious peak as Hollywood's most popular genre. Tom Mix, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, High Noon, The Magnificent Seven, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly — the Western's brightest stars and biggest blockbusters are all represented. Fantagraphics, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: HANGH
Hard Cover, 11x13, 340pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
On our website are many more Western-themed graphic novels and comic strip reprints, such as Harold Gray's Little Joe, The Cisco Kid, Tex, Larrigan, Lonesome, Shot All to Hell, Wyoming Doll, The True Death of Billy the Kid, Roy Rogers, The Few and Cursed, Sky Hawk and Outlaw Territory. Missed any of these?

POPEYE Volume 1 Olive Oyl and Her Sweety Slipcased
This new four-volume series collects the complete run of the original Popeye Sunday newspaper page adventures in an accessible and affordable slipcased paperback format! An irresistible alchemy of screwball comedy, tender romance, and rags-to-riches fantasy, Elzie Crisler Segar's newspaper comic strip captivated readers of the Roaring Twenties and beyond. And Popeye, the sailor man, was the unlikely star of the show. Fantagraphics brings Segar's whimsical world back into print, reviving the origins of the beloved spinach-eating American icon for a whole new readership. The E.C. Segar Popeye Sundays series collects the complete Popeye Sunday stories in four gorgeous full-color volumes, each packaged in a deluxe die-cut vertical slipcase. Fantagraphics, 2021....More.

Item Code: POPE01
Soft Cover, 9x11, 120pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

POPEYE: The 60th Anniversary Collection Hurt
Edited by Mike Higgs. Elzie Crislar 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 recognizable character all over the world and is still going strong in the newspapers, comic books and television. Hawk Books, 1989. Out of print. Condition: Very Good to Fine. Jacket may be torn or scuffed. Slight bump to corner and spine....More.

Item Code: POP60
Hard Cover, 10x14, 128pg, Partial Color
Just three copies left of this.

Edited by Russ Kick. Here is Teddy Goldenberg's dense, murky treatment of Dashiell Hammett's "The Road Home," often considered the first hardboiled detective story ever published. Shawn Cheng renders the first serial-killer story, the gruesome, so-called fairy tale "Bluebeard" by Charles Perrault. Landis Blair reimagines Kafka's The Trial as a choose-your-own-adventure story that you cannot win, Sally Madden colorfully presents a Father Brown mystery, and Alice Urbino will freak you out with her take on Psycho. Plus 22 other contributors using a wide range of illustrative styles to illuminate Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, Hannibal Lecter, murder ballads, Cain and Abel (the world's first murder), and the forgotten Lady Molly (a contemporary of Sherlock). As with previous volumes in the Graphic Canon series, the illustrations run the full gamut of media and techniques. The common theme of tracing the origins and standout texts of the morbid and mysterious is what unites these multifarious partners in crime. Seven Stories Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: GRC02
Soft Cover, 9x11, 320pg, Full Color
$29.95 $26.95

Highly Recommended. With every Brubacker book I read, I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan — along with many others, evidently. This one's another great, offbeat story. Back in print and first-ever trade paperback. This was the first time Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark worked together before their acclaimed runs on Daredevil and Gotham Central. A hard-hitting crime noir mystery set in a modern-day Chinatown that garnered nominations for Best Miniseries and Best Writer in the 2000 Eisner Awards. Image Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: SCECR
Soft Cover, 6x10, 128pg, Full Color
See the website for more crime and mystery collections.

Graphic Novels & Archives


Collects #1-28 and FCBD issue from 2019, Animosity Tales. By Marguerite Bennett. Art by Rafael de Latorre and Elton Thomasi. One day, the Animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking revenge. Now, a dog and his girl are trying to get away — out of New York City, and all the way to San Francisco, to the only person who might be able to protect and save her. The complete series in one massive mammal-friendly 600 page hardcover! Aftershock Comics, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: ANIMOH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 664pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

This book includes four classic Halo stories that expand the deep lore of the Halo universe told by some of the finest creators in comic-book history. Artist Simon Bisley and writer Lee Hammock give us the central tale titled "The Last Voyage of the Infinite Succor." Award-winning mangaka Tsutomu Nihei writes and draws a tale of Sgt. Johnson's epic escape in "Breaking Quarantine." Ed Lee, Andrew Robinson, and Jay Faerber team up on a story of technology in the 26th century with "Armor Testing." Finally, Brett Lewis and the world-renowned artist Jean "Moebius" Giraud round out this one-of-a-kind Halo experience with a story that showcases humanity's plight against the Covenant from a unique civilian perspective in "Second Sunrise Over New Mombasa." Dark Horse, 2021....More.

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

SLAINE THE HORNED GOD Collector's Edition
Massive, Bargain-Priced Edition. Recommended. By Pat Mills. Art by Simon Bisley. The number one best-selling graphic novel in a deluxe collector's edition. For too long the people of Tír nan Óg have suffered under the dominion of the drunes; strange druids who have poisoned the land with their magic. Now Slaine must unite the four kings and use their mystical weapons in an all-out war. One of the most popular stories to be serialized in 2000 AD, the acclaimed British title. The entire saga in one volume. 2000 AD, 2020....More.

Item Code: SLAHO
Soft Cover, 8x11, 208pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Here's more from Simon Bisley.

By Mark Sable. Art by Kristian Donaldson and Lee Loughridge. In this futuristic politically-charged thriller, a worldwide cyberwar with Russia ends our hyper-connected technological world as we know it. A short time after this international internet shutdown event known as "The Dark", we follow Carver, a former special forces super-soldier who after losing his eyes during this event, gets caught up on a mission hunting down Camille, a NSA analyst who has stolen dangerous information. With a potential war with China on the horizon, Carver and Camille are thrown together to get the world back on track while a shadowy force that is manipulating events is hot on their heels. Dark Horse, 2021....More.

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

Robert Tressell's groundbreaking socialist novel, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, tells the story of a group of working men in the fictional town of Mugsborough and socialist journeyman-prophet Frank Owen, who attempts to convince his fellow workers that capitalism is the real source of the poverty surrounding them. Owen's spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system, and his support for a socialist society in which work is performed to satisfy the needs of all, rather than to generate profit for a few, eventually rouses his fellow men from their political passivity. Described by George Orwell as a piece of social history and a book that everyone should read, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is often cited as "one of the most authentic novels of English working-class life ever written." In this faithful graphic adaptation, creators Scarlett and Sophie Rickard craft a compelling fiction that paints a comprehensive picture of social, political, economic, and cultural life in early 20th century Britain that is still acutely relevant today. SelfMadeHero, 2020....More.

Item Code: RAGGT
Soft Cover, 7x9, 352pg, Full Color
See our website for our extensive Graphic Novels selection: Dune, The Cimmerian, Ed Brubaker's Reckless, Pulp and Criminal, Janis Joplin's and Kurt Vonnegut's biographies, 1984, and much more.

Coming in January


Numbered & limited, 5,000. Travel back in time to witness the creation of the world's favorite web-slinger as dreamed up by comic book legends Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who redefined what it meant to be a hero. In this Hulk-sized, collector's dream, the first 21 Spider-Man stories from 1962-1964 have been meticulously photographed from the most pristine copies of these rare comic books — a fine art celebration of the teen super hero in this inaugural volume of Taschen's Marvel Comics Library series. Taschen, 2021. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. Due: Jan. ...More.

Item Code: MARS01H
Hard Cover, 11x16, 698pg, Partial Color
$200.00 $180.00

The print run for this is 5000. The first 1700 copies will include a special numbered bookplate with the first image of Spider-Man ever drawn. We are reasonably certain we will be getting at least 20 of these. Order now for priority in getting this bonus edition.

Here are more super-sized books from Taschen, plus their full line. Many would make fine gifts, for family, friends or yourself.



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 February


Collects #4-6, Dell, 1962; Space Patrol #1-2, Ziff Davis, 1952. Recommended. Brain Boy is a mix of superhero, fantasy, supernatural, horror, suspense, science fiction and spy adventures, drawn by Frank Springer! Space Patrol is a classic space opera, drawn almost entirely by EC's Bernie Krigstein with wonderful Norman Saunders painted covers. It's a great early pre-code sci-fi title. PS Artbooks, 2022. Due: Feb. ...More.

Item Code: SABB02H
Hard Cover, 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
The second collection will also be available in softcover at $26.99. It's not yet up on our website. The first collection in softcover is [SASW01. $26.99].

Collects #1-5, 1959-60. Recommended. Charlton Comics' other-worldly stories from "Abandon Spaceship" to "Exiled to Earth." Featuring the writing talents of the prolific Joe Gill and artists Dick Giordano, Matt Baker, Bill Montes, Bill Molno, Bill Fraccio, Jon D'Agostino, Charles Nicholas and of course Steve Ditko — who does the cover and one story in issues #4 and #5. PS Artbooks, 2022. Due: Feb. ...More.

Item Code: SASW01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
We also expect this will be available in softcover for $26.99.

DOCTOR STRANGE Epic Collection Volume 5 The Reality War
Roger Stern and Chris Claremont turn their magic towards the Master of the Mystic Arts — Doctor Strange! Joined by artistic icons Gene Colan, Marshall Rogers and Tom Sutton, there is no doubt the Doctor is in. Their stories featuring villains Nightmare, D'Spayre and the Dream Weaver twist reality and rend Strange and Clea's souls with inconceivable fears. Next, Baron Mordo returns, armed with the occult secrets of the Vatican. Then, Wong is captured by the Shadowqueen and Clea and Strange must traverse dimensions and battle the demonic N'Garai to save him! Also featuring mystic encounters with Nighthawk, Namor, the Avengers and the Black Knight and the return of a figure from one of Doctor Strange's first adventures. Marvel, 2022. Due: Feb. ...More.

Item Code: DOCST05
Soft Cover, 7x10, 504pg, Full Color
$44.99 $39.99
Here is more Doctor Strange.

Coming in March


FIGHT COMICS Featuring Senorita Rio Volume 1
Collects #19-34, 1942-44. Art by Alex Blum and Nick Cardy. The first adventure of Rita Farrar, aka Senorita Rio, the lovely actress-turned-agent, arrived in June 1942 inside the pages of Fight Comics #19. Created by a true legend in the industry Nick Viscardi, later known better as Nick Cardy, he stayed with the series for eleven adventures before handing duties to Lily Renée who was probably most strongly associated with the character and one of the greatest female comic artists in the history of the business! When compared to the many other spy comic series that came and went in the Golden Age, Senorita Rio survived eight years in a male-dominated world due to her extraordinary skills, her marksmanship, and her athleticism, making her truly 'The Queen of Spies'! PS Artbooks, 2022. Due: Mar. ...More.

Item Code: FCSR01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
PS also did this with Planet Comics, collecting the run of Lost World stories (now sold out) for anyone who might not want to buy every volume of Planet or, in this case, Fight Comics. Senorita Rio was one of the best characters, drawn by the talented Lily Renee. In stock are the first two Fight Comics volumes, available in both HC [$46.99] and SC [Vol 1 is $24.99, Vol 2 $26.99].

MOON KNIGHT Omnibus Volume 2
The end of the beginning! Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz's critically acclaimed landmark run comes to a close. But first Moon Knight must survive threats old and new — including the madness of Morpheus, the deadly return of Stained Glass Scarlet, the devious Black Spectre and a rematch against Werewolf by Night! Team-ups with Iron Man, Brother Voodoo, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man. When tragedy strikes, the dead walk and secrets come to light, will Moon Knight meet his final rest? Or will he rise again? Marvel, 2022. Due: Mar. ...More.

Item Code: MOONK02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 960pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
Here is more Moon Knight, including the first omnibus.

In his very first work for Marvel in the U.S., iconic artist Alan Davis delivers on a double-sized New Mutants Annual that introduces Psylocke to the world of the X-Men! But she's arrived just as Sabretooth and the Marauders go on the hunt for Morlocks “ and they don't mind slaying any X-Men who get in the way! The “Mutant Massacre” event shocked readers and set a high-water mark for X-Men storytelling. Plus: Longshot joins the X-Men as they “ and the New Mutants “ take on Mojo in an Arthur Adams-drawn Annual! Meanwhile, Kitty Pryde is slowly disintegrating, leading the X-Men to make a deal with Doctor Doom to save her. Needless to say, the Fantastic Four have something to say about that! Marvel, 2022. Due: Mar. ...More.

Item Code: MMUX14H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 496pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00
Here's more X-Men Masterworks, Omnibus and regular collections.

New printing. Dr. Robert Bruce Banner may be a mild-mannered scientist, but after being caught in a gamma bomb explosion, he was transformed into the unstoppable engine of destruction known as the Incredible Hulk! From the earliest Stan Lee/Jack Kirby issues that put an irradiated angle on the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde complex, to Steve Ditko's psychological slobberknockers in Tales to Astonish and the Jade Giant's return to his own solo series, Marvel is proud to present everyone's favorite man-monster from the very beginning! Featuring General Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross, the tortured woman who loves Bruce Banner; vile villains from the Leader to the Abomination; and earth-shaking battles against the Silver Surfer, Thor, Giant-Man, Namor, Hercules and more! Marvel, 2022. Due: Mar. ...More.

Item Code: INCH01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 792pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00
The first six Hulk issues are also available in the Mighty Marvel series [MMMIH01. $15.99].

By Neil Gaiman. Art by Sam Kieth. The Annotated Sandman is an In-depth, informative, entertaining and fascinating look at the New York Times best-selling series by Neil Gaiman. Edited by and with an introduction and notes by Leslie S. Klinger, the expert researcher and editor behind the Edgar®-winning New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and the critically acclaimed New Annotated Dracula, The Annotated Sandman is a panel-by-panel journey through every issue of The Sandman. Beginning with issues #1-#20, this volume provides commentary, historical and contemporary references, hidden meanings and more, presented side-by-side with the series' art and text. Using scripts and hours of conversation with Gaiman, Klinger reveals fascinating details of The Sandman's hundreds of unforgettable characters and its place in literary history.The first of an incredible four volume series, the Annotated Sandman Volume 1 is a must-have for every Sandman fan! DC Comics, 2022. Due: Mar. ...More.

Item Code: ANNS01H
Hard Cover, na, 560pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99
See the website for more Sandman Archives: Absolute and Deluxe editions.

Imperfect Editions


DRAWING DOWN THE MOON The Art of Charles Vess Hurt
Our Highest Recommendation. By Charles Vess. The acclaimed creator of some of the most striking fantasy images in modern times, Vess collects his finest work in this amazing first compilation! Known for his work with Neil Gaiman, Charles de Lint, George R.R. Martin and others, Vess has a whimsical style that is rooted in classical technique yet is amazingly imaginative. This is breathtakingly singular while recalling the golden age of illustration. Dark Horse, 2011. Condition: Bumped corners, slightly damaged spine....More.

Item Code: DDWSR
Soft Cover, 9x12, 212pg, Full Color
$29.99 $14.99

Highly Recommended. Foreword by Dennis Dittrich. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. A New York City”“based institution founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators remains dedicated to promoting the art of illustration. Ten years after its 1901 founding, the organization resolved to publish an annual compilation of the year's best illustrations by its members—today the Illustrators Annual is among the most prestigious publications in its field. 85 images, including work by the most influential illustrators of the twentieth century: Frederic Remington, James Montgomery Flagg, Franklin Booth, Charles Dana Gibson, and many others. Dover, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: FIRANR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 192pg, b&w
$24.95 $12.99
We also have as-new copies of both of these at the regular price. Also newly listed are THE NIXIE OF THE MILL-POND AND OTHER EUROPEAN STORIES HURT [NIXIMR. $15.00, $7.99], three copies, and BLUE SUN RISING VOLUME 2 HURT [FIRBS02HR. $19.99, $9.99], four copies. Here's our entire selection of discounted hurt books. Click here to see new condition sale and closeout items.

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