Holiday Gifts Suggestions & More
This is our last special email this year. We've put together a miscellany of favorite titles, new books, sale items, and bestsellers. Our Cyber Sale went out before Thanksgiving and you can see that here, and the list that didn't make the email here.
Christmas Deadlines: Ever cautious, here once again our estimates of when to order to get delivery before Christmas. East Coast: Dec. 9th. West Coast: Dec. 16th. Using Priority Rush Service: Dec 21st. These are educated guesses, so none of these dates are guaranteed. Best bet is to order early to give the postal service a few extra days to deliver.
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|BUD'S ART BOOKS GIFT CERTIFICATE
Shopping for presents? Unsure of your choice? Bud's Art Books Gift Certificates are always the perfect gift! We'll ship Certificates anywhere in the world at no charge, and are happy to add your own personal message. Available in $10.00 increments—just select how many increments of $10 you want in the quantity box and specify in the comments field when you check out how you want this applied (for example: a quantity of four $10 increments for two $20 certificates). Note: Shipping charges on Gift Certificates will be refunded after order is filled....More.
Item Code: GIFTC
Highly Recommended. Wow! Wow! "The beauty of stories; you never know where they will take you." Full of dreams and nightmares, Honeycomb is an entrancing mosaic novel of original interconnected fairy tales." From bestselling author Joanne M. Harris and profusely illustrated in both b&w and FULL COLOR by legendary artist Charles Vess. A collaboration that's been years in the making. Gallery / Saga Press, 2021....More.
Item Code: HONEH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 420pg, Text/Partial Color
|You can find much more Charles Vess on our website.|
|FAMOUS AMERICAN ILLUSTRATORS |
Specially Priced SOI file copies from 1997! Our Highest Recommendation. By Arpi Ermoyan. FFascinating insights into the lives and works of 82 top artists elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame make this an inspiring reference and art book. From illustrators such as N.C. Wyeth to Charles Dana Gibson to Dean Cornwell, Al Parker, Austin Briggs, Jon Whitcomb, Parrish, Pyle, Dunn, Peak, Whitmore, Leyendecker, Abbey, Flagg, Gruger, Raleigh, Booth, LaGatta, Frost, Kent, Sundblom, Erté, Held, Jessie Willcox Smith, Georgi, McGinnis, Harry Anderson, Barclay, Coll, Schoonover, McCay...the list of greats goes on and on. Society of Illustrators, 1997. ...More.
Item Code: FAMAMH
Hard Cover, 12x12, 224pg, Full Color
|Also from the Society of Illustrators: Tales From The Crypt : The Revolutionary Art of Mad and EC Comics.|
|NAUGHTY AND NICE The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm
New printing. Naughty and Nice presents an extensive survey of Bruce Timm's celebrated “after hours” private works. These tastefully drawn nudes, completed purely for fun, are showcased in this exquisite new release. This volume boasts over 250 full-color or line and pencil images, each one full page. It's all about sexy, nubile girls: partially clothed or fully nude, of almost every conceivable description and temperament. Girls-next-door, seductresses, vampires, girls with guns, teases...Timm blends his animation style with his passion for traditional good-girl art for an approach that is unmistakably all his own. Flesk, 2021. Mature readers. ...More.
Item Code: NAUNB
Soft Cover, 9x12, 256pg, Partial Color
|Also available in a Special Hardcover Publishers Edition.|
|THE DRAWINGS OF EDWIN AUSTIN ABBEY |
Our Highest Recommendation. By Alice "Bunny" Carter. One of the finest pen & ink artists of his day; this first-ever book focuses on Edwin Austen Abbey's (1852-1911) work in magazines and books. 350 drawings, including an exquisite series done over twenty years for The Comedies of William Shakespeare, followed by a very rare set, The Shakespeare Tragedies. His painstaking devotion to research while securing the appropriate costumes, props and models for his drawings was legendary. He is in the rarefied class of Joseph Clement Coll, Franklin Booth, Arthur Rackham, and Frank Godwin — all masters of the medium— and he was the first in this line of greats. An extensive new essay by Alice A. Carter offers a fresh look at his life and career. Flesk, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: DRAWEA
Soft Cover, 6x9, 400pg, b&w
|Also available in a Special Hardcover Publishers Edition.|
|MOEBIUS ALLA RICERCA DEL TEMPO
Over 330 reproductions. Highly Recommended. This impressive new exhibition book features an all-new look at the master of French comics and fantasy art. Packed with reproductions from original artwork and paintings, and essays on the themes of time and archeology. Based on an exhibit at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN) in 2021. If you don't have the Italian catalogs Moebius: Visioni di Fine Millennio (1997) or Infinito (1998), then there are even more works you will have never seen before. Text in Italian and French. Moebius Production/Comicon Edizioni, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: MOEBLH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 176pg, Partial Color
|You can find more Moebius titles on our website.|
|ROY G. KRENKEL FATHER OF HEROIC FANTASY A Centennial Celebration|
Our Highest Recommendation. By AndrewSteven Damsits, Barry Klugerman. A magnificent, best-ever look at Krenkel's entire career. Oversized. Loaded with previously unpublished work. One of the most renowned fantasy artists of the 20th century. Krenkel's far-reaching influence on—and work with—artists like Frazetta, Williamson, Kaluta and Jeffrey Jones, to name but a few, was immeasurable and cannot be overstated. Krenkel illustrated Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard and others—but much of his work, full-blown paintings and illustrations, often were unpublished and never seen by even his biggest fans. IDW, 2019....More.
Item Code: ROYKH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 304pg, Partial Color
|MASTERPIECES OF FANTASY ART |
Our Highest Recommendation. By Dian Hanson. Art by Frazetta, Boris, Whelan, Jones, Hildebrandt, Giger, Whelan, Matthews et al. This monster-sized tome features original paintings, contextualized by preparatory sketches, sculptures, calendars, magazines, and paperback books for an immersive dive into this dynamic, fanciful genre. Insightful bios go beyond Wikipedia to give a more accurate and eye-opening look into the life of each artist. Complete with fold-outs and tipped-in chapter openers, this collection will reign as the most exquisite and informative guide to this popular subject for years to come. Note: Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. Taschen, 2020....More.
Item Code: MASFH
Hard Cover, 12x16, 528pg, Full Color
|MARK SCHULTZ CARBON Volume 4
Our Highest Recommendation. By Mark Schultz. Carbon 4 is the latest collection that highlights Mark Schultz's favorite recent and past works. From the barbaric past to the nightmarish future — from the ocean's depths to the farthest planets — Carbon 4 features Mark Schultz's most-ambitious works to date! Several are shown in both pencil and finished inks states, side by side. Flesk, 2021....More.
Item Code: MSC04
Soft Cover, 9x12, 58pg, b&w
|Also available in a signed & limited Hardcover.|
|SENSUOUS FRAZETTA Deluxe |
16 Bonus Pages, Variant Cover. Our Highest Recommendation. By J. David Spurlock. Art by Frank Frazetta. Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, The Egyptian Queen, The Golden Girl. No one renders exotic women better than Frazetta. And until now, only the most ardent collectors possessed the elusive grail items Frank drew for early-1960s men's magazine and "soft-core" paperback interiors—here are ALL of these rarebies. Also five complete stories all from the original art AND from the color comic appearance, including "Untamed Love." Little Annie Fanny. Sexy movie posters. Unpublished sketches. There's a LOT here! Moderate nudity. Vanguard, 2016. Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: SENFD
Hard Cover, 8x11, 176 pg, Partial Color
|Click here to see more Frazetta, including the 2022 calendar.|
|EC COVERS Artist's Edition |
Our Highest Recommendation. This once-in-a-lifetime Artist's Edition collects the original art, in the same size as they were drawn, of more than 120 EC covers by EC's best. This gigantic (14 pounds) tome includes: Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman. Graham Ingles, Johnny Craig, Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, and more. That's 40% of EC's entire New Trend covers! Each has been shot from the original art, scanned in color, enabling the reader to see all the subtle little nuances that make original art unique. Blue pencil notations, zip-a-tone, whiteout, all of these and more are clearly visible. IDW, 2021. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge....More.
Item Code: ECCAEH
Hard Cover, 15x22, 160pg, b&w
|THE HISTORY OF EC COMICS Signed
New Printing, First printing limited to 5000. From the leading authority on EC. Huge oversized volume. Our Highest Recommendation. By Grant Geissman. With exclusive 8×11 full color bookplate drawn by Angelo Torres, and signed by the author. Taschen presents the full, fascinating story of this fabled company, written and designed by EC-expert Grant Geissman. Even the most die-hard EC Fan-Addicts will find something new within these pages, with the Gaines family archives providing over 100 rarities that have never seen print. Cover images are reproduced from Gaines file copies. 1,000 illustrations include the rarest and most notorious covers, interior pages and panels, rare photos, vintage original artwork, and some of the most celebrated stories ever to be printed in four colors. Taschen, 2020. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge....More.
Item Code: HISECH
Hard Cover, 16x11, 596pg, Full Color
|AL WILLIAMSON STRANGE WORLD ADVENTURES |
Almost Gone! Our Highest Recommendation. The first of four collections, expanded to an oversized 10x13 inch size. Publisher John Fleskes says its his favorite new book and I have to agree. This is the perfect introduction to Al Williamson's work but also offers new, previously unseen work for veteran fans — all from the original artwork and reproduced in full color, like an Artist's Edition! Flesk, 2021. Out of print. ...More.
Item Code: ALSTR
Soft Cover, 9x12, 128pg, b&w
|Also available in a Publisher Exclusive Hardcover Edition.|
|REED CRANDALL ILLUSTRATOR OF THE COMICS Signed |
Signed extra-illustrated full color 7x10 bookplate! Now in softcover. Our Highest Recommendation. By Roger Hill. The special bookplate features a painting never before reproduced in full color featuring John Carter, Dejah Thoris & friends, and Tars Tarkas going into battle (nudity). From the 1940s to the ‘70s, Reed Crandall brought a unique and masterful style to American comic art. Using an illustrator's approach on everything he touched, Crandall gained a reputation as the “artist's artist” through his skillful interpretations of Golden Age super-heroes Doll Man, The Ray, Firebrand, and Blackhawk (his signature character); horror and sci-fi for the legendary EC Comics line; Warren Publishing's Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat; THUNDER Agents and Edgar Rice Burroughs characters; and even Flash Gordon for King Features. TwoMorrows, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: REEDCRA
Soft Cover, 9x11, 156pg, Full Color
|THE ART OF SAUL TEPPER |
Limited, 900. Highly Recommended. By Daniel Zimmer. Saul Tepper (1899-1987) was a life member of the Society of Illustrators and was elected to its Hall of Fame in 1980. His work is most closely compared to that of Dean Cornwell, and he worked for all the same popular, nationally selling magazines as Cornwell. He eventually did an almost equal proportion of fiction and advertising assignments, for both magazines and for many national accounts, such as Mobil Oil, Texaco, Packard, General Motors and Coca-Cola. This is the first-ever collection of his work. Tepper began his career working with Albert Dorne, studied under Harvey Dunn and, like Dunn, went on to teach after a long and successful career. Illustrated Press, 2020. ...More.
Item Code: ARTSTH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color
|Also available from Illustrated Press, The Art of Herbert Paus.|
|THE ART OF NEIL GAIMAN & CHARLES VESS' STARDUST Signed
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
|NEIL GAIMAN PIRATE STEW |
Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Chris Riddell. A brand-new, oversized picture book for all ages. Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and — for one boy and his sister — he's about to transform a perfectly ordinary evening into a riotous adventure beneath a pirate moon. It's time to make some Pirate Stew. Marvelously silly and gloriously entertaining, this is a tale of flying ships, doughnut feasts and some rather magical stew. With a deliciously rhyming text from master storyteller Neil Gaiman and bold, double-page full color illustrations by the supremely talented Chris Riddell. Quill Tree Books, 2020....More.
Item Code: NGPIRSH
Hard Cover|na, 10x12, 48pg, Full Color
|Much more from Neil Gaiman here.|
|KAY NIELSEN An Enchanted Vision
115 color illustrations. Highly Recommended. By Alison Luxner and Meghan Melvin. Kay Nielsen's luminous interpretations of fairy tales and legends from around the world are among the most celebrated book illustrations of the early 20th century, unsurpassed in their dramatic intensity and intricate detail. This book is the first to put his achievements in the context of a career that took him from studies in Paris to the Copenhagen theater, to galleries in London and New York, to the Walt Disney Studios, presenting fresh insights into his life and work as well as his materials and techniques. Dazzling reproductions of original watercolors and drawings from one of the premier collections of Nielsen's work invite viewers to enter the enchanted world of an imaginative and supremely gifted artist. MFA Publications, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: KAYNEH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 168pg, Full Color
|ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND By Willy Pogany |
Almost Gone! Hand-Numbered from 126 copies, printed on specialty Italian paper. Highly Recommended. By Lewis Carroll. Reprints, in slightly larger size, the scarce 1929 edition. Artist Willy Pogany had a long and fruitful career, illustrating children's and adventure books, working in Hollywood, and teaching art. This wonderful new edition collects one of his scarcest and most desirable books. Nearly every page is illustrated, and the entire book is printed in two colors. Pogany's visualization of Alice is delightful, as you can see just from the cover. His creatures are wonderful, and one or two images from this have often been collected in Alice histories. Inky Parrot Press, 2020. Out of print....More.
Item Code: ALICADH
Soft Cover, 6x10, 188pg, Text/b&w
|More Alice in Wonderland titles can be seen on our website.|
|TIME TRAVELING WITH YOUR OCTOPUS Hardcover Signed
Signed! Our Highest Recommendation. By Brian Kesinger. Our favorite Victorian beauty and her pet are back!! A lavishly illustrated travelogue through time chronicling the fourth-dimensional journeys of history-hoppers Victoria Prismall and her pet land octopus Otto. A plethora of panoramic, full-page illustrations (in an oblong, extra-wide hardcover) reveal Victoria and Otto's heretofore unknown participation in famous and infamous past, present, and future goings-on. Baby Tattoo, 2020....More.
Item Code: TIMTHS
Hard Cover, 14x7, 64pg, Full Color
|Click here to see all of Brian's fun, all ages books.|
|ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #73 |
Highly Recommended. Pin-Up and Cheesecake Art take front and center in two feature articles: Peter Driben, one of the most prolific American pin-up artists of the 1940s and '50s — best known for his hundreds of cover paintings for Beauty Parade, Titter, Wink, Flirt, and more. And Zoe Mozert, one of the "big four" names in pin-up, as prolific and famous in her day as contemporaries Rolf Armstrong, Earl Moran, and Gil Elvgren. Numerous examples of original artwork as well as rare tear sheets and photographs. Plus a look at Doc Savage model Steve Holland, by the author of the new book on him; Robert Osonitsch, The Illustrator's Photographer; and 1950s and 60s automotive specialists, Art Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman. Illustrated Press, 2021....More.
Item Code: IL73
Magazine, 8x11, 112pg, Full Color
|Click here to see many back issues.|
|ILLUSTRATION ART GALLERY PRESENTS Charles Dickens Drawings and Paintings by Ron Embleton|
Limited, 600. Recommended. By Peter Richardson. Art by Ron Embleton. The complete collection of Ron Embleton's Dickensian themed artworks. Created during the 1970s, these images covered a variety of themes including characters from the novels of Dickens, children's street games, street vendors, horse-borne transport and Edwardian entertainment. The book includes an introduction to Ron Embleton's art and career, including photographs of the artist in his studio and the techniques he employs. Scanned directly from the originals. Embleton is widely known in the comics world for his steamy Penthouse strip, Oh, Wicked Wanda. Book Palace, 2021....More.
Item Code: ILLCDH
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color
|THE ART OF DANIEL MERRIAM 2022 Calendar |
Highly Recommended. Dive into worlds of fantastic creatures and surreal Victorian architecture with Daniel Merriam's amazing art. From palaces perched delicately on branches to bees celebrating the summer solstice, Merriam's steampunk-infused works combine adventure and whimsy in each scene. Pomegranate, 2021....More.
Item Code: ADM22
12x13, 24pg, Full Color
|Click here to see all of our 2022 calendars.|
|THE ART OF OLIVIA Featuring Bettie Page 2022 Calendar |
Highly Recommended. Olivia De Berardinis is known worldwide for her pinup paintings. Her art has been featured in Playboy Magazine and many books and publications. This 12 month wall calendar features Bettie Page, Julie Strain, Dita Von Teese, Masuimi Max and other favorite models, each large-size like a centerfold. A second painting is included along each month's grid! Ozone, 2021. Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: OLI22
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
|Click here to see all of our mature 2022 calendars.|
|OLIVIA BETTIE PAGE TATTOO FLASH PIN
Recommended. By Olivia De Berardinis. Sexy high quality enamel pin by Olivia De Berardinis features icon Bettie Page in leopard lingerie. (We're not sure why it's called "Tattoo Flash" since she has no tattoos, but it's their title!) Handsomely die-cut right around her full figure. Made of stainless steel and measures about 2 inches high. Includes 2 posts and backs so it always stays upright and secure! Produced by Olivia herself, not a licensed product from elsewhere. Ozone, 2019....More.
Item Code: OLIVTF
2" in dia, Full Color
|See more Olivia on our site, including more of her enamel pin's.|
|WALT DISNEY'S UNCLE SCROOGE The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan |
Book 16 in the series. Collects Uncle Scrooge #13-18, 31, 33, Donald Duck #51 et al. 1956-61. Our Highest Recommendation. By Carl Barks. Here are many of Barks' most beloved long adventure stories. Worried an earthquake might swallow his money bin, Scrooge discovers an underground civilization: the Terries and Fermies. Then, Scrooge shanghais Donald and the kids to the Himalayas to help him recover “The Lost Crown of Genghis Kahn.” And when Scrooge is hypnotized to go back in time and learn the location of a pirate's buried treasure, he thinks he's got a clear shot. Sure he does. 21 great stories. Fantagraphics, 2017....More.
Item Code: WD12H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 226pg, Full Color
|WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK Balloonatics |
Book 25 in the Complete Carl Barks Disney Library. 18 Stories. Highly Recommended. Stories of the Junior Woodchucks starring Huey, Dewey, and Louie — written and penciled by Barks with finishes by internationally acclaimed Duck artist Daan Jippes — debut in this volume! Other stories include: When Gyro Gearloose invents a ten-story-tall Donald Duck balloon, bigger than anything ever seen at the Macy's Parade, Donald decides to take a ride. But Gyro's "new balloon gas" is stronger than he thought it was, and Donald finds himself out of control, sailing higher and higher, until—. Then, Huey, Dewey, and Louie try to help a "fraidy falcon" overcome his fear of flying by getting Donald to help, but Donald has his own ideas. Fantagraphics, 2021....More.
Item Code: WD25H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Full Color
|See our website for more Walt Disney and Carl Barks.|
|THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMIC FANDOM Signed |
Closeout Price! Publisher File Copies. Signed. Our Highest Recommendation. By Bill Schelly. Introduction by Roy Thomas. The book-length history of comic fandom's early years...now revised and expanded. The Fanzines! The Dealers! The Comicons! An American grass roots movement from its humble origins to its status as a true cultural phenomenon. Covers life before the Golden Age, the birth of Alter-Ego, the advent of the amateur comic strip, the first comicons of the 1960s, and much more. Fanzine mania, regional fan scenes, the coming of pro-zines, the first Overstreet Guide (1970), and finally the 1997 fandom reunion in Chicago. Hampster, 2003. Out of Print....More.
Item Code: GACFS
Soft Cover, 9x11, 176 pg., b&w
|OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE 1st Edition Facsimile |
Recommended. By Robert M. Overstreet. The celebration of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide's landmark 50th anniversary continues with this special facsimile edition of the famous, rare blue cover edition, the second printing of the first Guide from 1971, complete with minor corrections and additional vintage advertisements. When the first printing sold out, the Guide was on its way to becoming The Bible of collectors, dealers and historians. High grade copies of Overstreet #1 go for thousands of dollars, but now here's your chance to get a beautiful facsimile edition, complete with the original oh-so-low prices. Gemstone, 2021....More.
Item Code: OVER02
Soft Cover, 5x9, 232pg, Text/b&w
|Other Overstreet guides can be seen here.|
|A SCANNER DARKLY |
Closeout Price! Recommended. A haunting and very complex graphic novel, one of Philip K. Dick's most popular and best-selling novels. Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D, which he also takes in massive quantities. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. What Fred doesn't know is that Substance D gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, and that he is, in fact, in frantic pursuit of himself. "...caustically funny and razor sharp in its depiction of drug-induced paranoia and madness." Pantheon, 2006....More.
Item Code: SCANDH
Hard Cover, 9x6, 200pg, Full Color
|GAMAYUN TALES Volume 1 |
Highly Recommended. By Alexander Utkin. I really like this new cool new graphic novel! A fresh and modern adaptation of familiar Russian folktales, teamed with bold and beautiful illustrations that take inspiration from classical mid-century Disney animation. Magical quests and talking animals, golden chests that turn into palaces and encounters with terrifying (but sometimes benevolent) Water Spirits with beautiful, form-changing daughters...there's no end to the adventure here! "...mesmerising and haunting both visually and narratively." -Publishers Weekly. All Ages. Nobrow, 2020....More.
Item Code: GAMT01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 184pg, Full Color
|MYTHS & LEGENDS QUARTERLY Dragon Clan Vitorino Cover
72 page story. By Joe Brusha & Raven Gregory, art by Arino, Abrera & Canales. Dragons and warriors from the past are suddenly on earth, taking over the bodies of several friends who made the mistake of seeking the legend. Spoken of only as rumor and myth, the Dragon clan was thought to be nothing but legend. Now, after a millennia, they are back. Powerful, deadly, and making one hell of a mess of everyone's lives. Zenescope, 2021....More.
Item Code: MYTDC
Comic, 7x10, 80pg, Full Color
|MR. MONSTER The Original Adventures of Doc Stearne Signed
Signed full color bookplate with new work by Michael T. Gilbert, limited to 300! Our Highest Recommendation. Mr. Monster was one of the many heroes created during the Golden Age of Canadian comics. But Michael T. Gilbert updated this same Mr. Monster in the 1980s, and we've all seen what fun he had with the character. This new collection includes the two original 1940s Mr. Monster stories plus the earlier Doc Stearne stories and covers, all by creator Fred Kelly. Plus never-before seen art, an interview with Kelly, a new afterword by Gilbert and an original pin-up gallery from over two-dozen contemporary Canadian artists! Raid, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: MRMOHS
Hard Cover, 7x9, 110pg, Partial Color
|EERIE TALES Volume 1 Magazine |
Replica of a rare 1959 horror magazine with GREAT artwork. Highly Recommended. Art by Al Williamson, Angelo Torres, Gray Morrow, Bob Powell, Joe Orlando, George Tuska & Paul Reinman. The contents of this were most likely for a never released, second issue of Weird Mysteries, since they have a horror host in common AND EC writer Carl Wessler again writes all the stories. And check out the ex-EC artists, as well as two stunningly great stories by a young Gray Morrow! This has the original black and white interior pages, including all ads but a full color cover—two in fact, one with PS's promotion, and a 2nd reproducing EXACTLY the original painted cover by George Tuska. PS Artbooks, 2020....More.
Item Code: ETM01
Magazine, 8x11, 68pg, b&w
|THE LEGACY OF MANDRAKE The Magician Volume 1 |
By Erica Schultz. Art by Diego Giribaldi. Collecting the reboot of the classic Lee Falk character! By all appearances, Mandy Paz is an ordinary teenager just trying to make her way through high school (can you say BUFFY?). She's going out of her way to avoid attention because she's hiding a big secret: she has powerful magical talents. Is she related to the original master of Magic? When strange and sinister things start happening in her small town, Mandy takes action. Four variant covers. All Ages. Red 5 Comics/Stonebot Comics, 2021....More.
Item Code: LEGMA01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color
|ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS DREAM |
This series is the #1 value in color children's books today. The latest volume of the biggest Archie graphic novels ever, featuring over 100 full-color stories in a format akin to the hugely popular Archie Digest series at an amazing price. Archie Comics, 2021. Note: Due to manufacturing, all copies have moderately wrinkled spines and minor scuffing at the spine bottom. ...More.
Item Code: ARCCD
Soft Cover, 5x7, 1000pg, Full Color
|LOVE THE FOX |
Award-Winning French Series. Highly Recommended. By Frédéric Brrémaud. Art by Federico Bertolucci. It’s not easy being one of the smaller predators in the woods, competing with an entire woodland population for scraps along the food chain. But when nature throws cataclysmic weather into the mix, it becomes a race for survival — and love. Follow an agile, intrepid fox through a day’s journey through the woods in this beautiful all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in lavish, wordless illustration. Magnetic Press, 2015....More.
Item Code: LOVEFH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 80pg, Full Color
|The other four Love stories can be seen here.|
|MEN'S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY Volume 1 Number 1 |
Recommended. By Robert Deis and Bill Cunningham. The Men's Adventure Quarterly is a lushly-illustrated, full color magazine launched in 2021 that reprints and discusses classic stories and artwork from men's adventure magazines published in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. This first issue reprints rip-snorting Western stories by Lou Cameron, Dean W. Ballenger, Jack Pearl, Don Honig and other veteran action/adventure writers. Issue #1 also includes a special Western cover gallery featuring artwork by great artists like Frank McCarthy, Mort Künstler, Rafael DeSoto, Robert Stanley, Stan Borack, Tom Ryan, George Gross, Charles Copeland, and a bio of artist Robert Schulz. Model Steve Holland, whom James Bama used for his Doc Savage covers, is featured here again and again! Subtropic Productions, 2021....More.
Item Code: MENQ01
Magazine, 8x10, 155pg, Partial Color
|Click here for Men's Adventure.|
|BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2021 ANNUAL
Recommended. After a two-year absence Blood 'n' Thunder returns as a book-length Annual, its 264 pages crammed with articles, illustrations, and fiction reprints about pulp magazines, vintage Hollywood movies, and Old Time Radio. Black Mask feature, Flash Gordon's short-lived pulp, A. Merritt's Satan, early Lone Ranger broadcasts, Weird Tales on the air, Will Murray on aviation pulp writer George Bruce and much, much more. Murania Press, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: BLOT21
Soft Cover, 7x10, 264pg, Text/b&w
|TOM KELLEY'S STUDIO
Closeout Price! Visionary Color Nude Photography: 1940s-1970s. Highly Recommended. A vast, previously unseen archive of Kelley's visionary nude photography, wonderful period pieces, often staged with fun backdrops. Many of these seem to have been done for calendars or upscale appearances; these are NOT typical in any way, but fresh and different. We like this very much. Divided up by decades, beginning with the 1940s. The most famous models and actresses each get a short text piece and extra pages. These include Evelyn West, Norma Brooks (one of Tonight Show Johnny Carson's "Carson's Cuties" in 1955), Arline Hunter (1954 Playboy centerfold), Diane Webber, Margie Miller (Miss Hollywood Star 1952), Mamie Van Doren and of course, Marilyn Monroe—from 1948! Reel Art, 2014. Mature readers....More.
Item Code: TKSH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 288pg, Full Color
|See more nude photography on our website.|
|STANLEY KUBRICK'S 2001 A Space Odyssey |
Closeout Price! Book, fold-out poster and remastered DVD. Recommended. Edited by Alison Castle. From the dawn of man to outer space to contact with mysterious alien forces, 2001 takes the viewer on an epic, unforgettable, mind-expanding journey. This collection is part of the Making of a Masterpiece series, offering an impressive oversized softcover and a completely remastered DVD of the film. Here is a glimpse of film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, screenplay drafts, and other exclusive material from Stanley Kubrick's archives. Background about the making of the film, interviews with Kubrick, and an illustrated biography and filmography. Taschen, 2019....More.
Item Code: SKASH
Soft Cover, 12x12, 96 pg, Partial Color
|Click here to see Kubrick's Barry Lyndon and A Clockwork Orange.|
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