Thursday, May 12, 2022

American TV Comic Books, Blood ‘n’ Thunder, Cthulhu, Moon Knight, Alter Ego and Classics Illustrated are back!

New on-sale titles including 10 Classics Illustrated--in hardcover. American TV Comic Books! The 2022 Blood ‘n' Thunder special. Hellboy Artisan Edition. Two Kyosai collections. Cthulhu Tarot. Moon Knight. Alter Ego. Mickey Mouse in the Shadow Dimension! The Complete "Out of the Blue" and Yellow Cab.

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AMERICAN TV COMIC BOOKS 1940'S-1980'S From the Small Screen to the Printed Page
Highly Recommended. By Peter Bosch. This massive book, profusely illustrated in full color, takes you from the small screen to the printed page, offering a fascinating and detailed year-by-year history of over 300 television shows and over 2000 comic book adaptations across five decades. Hundreds of full-color covers and images, plus profiles of the artists who drew TV comics: Gene Colan, Alex Toth, Dan Spiegle, Russ Manning, John Buscema, Russ Heath, and many more giants of the comic book world. Whether you loved watching The Lone Ranger, Rawhide, and Zorro from the 1950s — The Andy Griffith Show, The Monkees, and The Mod Squad in the 1960s — Adam-12, Battlestar Galactica, and The Bionic Woman in the 1970s — or Alf, Fraggle Rock, and “V” in the 1980s — there's plenty here for fans of TV and comics alike! TwoMorrows, 2022....More.

Item Code: AMETV
Soft Cover, 8x11, 192pg, Full Color
$29.95 $26.95
Here's more TV: Doctor Who, Rod Serling, Golden Age of Telefantasy, Tom Corbett and Bare Bones.
 


BLOOD N THUNDER 2022 Special Edition
Highly Recommended. Introduction by Ed Hulse. Cover by Hugh J. Ward. This massive Special Edition boasts more than 100,000 words and over 100 illustrations in 336 pages. Will Murray on the rare one-shot supervillain pulps The Octopus and The Scorpion. Life-long fantasy fan Donald Sidney-Fryer shares his memories of fantasy/horror authors August Derleth and Fritz Leiber Jr. Film historian Richard W. Bann offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of This Gun for Hire (1942), an early film noir classic. Karl Schadow uncovers fascinating details on late ‘20s and early ‘30s radio programs adapted from pulp magazines. And much more, including a major look at Doubleday's Crime Club. Profusely illustrated. Murania Press, 2022....More.

Item Code: BLOT22
Soft Cover, 7x10, 336pg, Text/b&w
$24.95
Click on the banner ad above for the previous 2021 edition, and more pulp-related collections.
 

Art Books & More

 


MIKE MIGNOLA'S HELLBOY Artisan Edition Hellboy in Hell and Other Stories
Highly Recommended. Features the first five issues of Hellboy in Hell as well as a wealth of historic supplementary material: the first three Hellboy stories — the two initial four-pagers, produced for promotional purposes, and the 10-page story from John Byrne's Nextmen #21 — plus The Corpse, and two other tales selected by Mignola for inclusion. Nearly every page has been scanned from Mignola's original art and showcases the artist's gorgeous work as closely as possible to the physical page. This is a book for fans of great storytelling and polished art. IDW, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: MMHAE
Soft Cover, 8x12, 200pg, Full Color
$39.99
Here is Mike's Artist's Edition and more Hellboy.
 


KYOSAI The Israel Goldman Collection
Recommended. By Koto Sadamura. The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) saw Japan transform itself from a feudal country into a modern state. The turbulent times in which he lived are reflected in his riotous images, in which skeletons, demons and ghosts rub shoulders with classically rendered ukiyo-e courtesans. Among his most charming and inventive works are his brilliant depictions of animals — crows, frogs and elephants, among many others — which often stand in for political figures of the day. Royal Academy of Arts, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: KYOSIH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 192pg, Partial Color
$49.95
 


KYOSAI'S ANIMAL CIRCUS
By Koto Sadamura. Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) delighted in the depiction of animals — crows with strong personalities, frogs in the schoolroom, rats on trapezes, cats in procession, elephants performing tricks — and frequently used them to satirize contemporary society. This small but enchanting book reveals a cavalcade of Kyosai's creatures from the renowned Israel Goldman Collection, with an introduction to the artist and his menagerie by Koto Sadamura, a leading authority on Kyosai. Royal Academy, 2022....More.

Item Code: KYOSAH
Hard Cover, 7x7, 96pg, Partial Color
$24.95
Click here for more Japanese art, including woodblock art in Japan Awakens [JAPAWH. $29.95] and a GN bio of Hokasai.
 


CTHULHU DARK ARTS TAROT
Made by connoisseurs and lovers of Lovecraft, Abrams presents the first tarot deck solely dedicated to this special universe. This complete tarot contains 78 illustrated cards, including 22 major and 56 minor arcana packaged with a 32-page booklet that will help with the interpretation of each card. The illustrations are by Førtifem and very true to the Lovecraft traditions. Abrams, 2021....More.

Item Code: CTHDT
Soft Cover, 4x6, Full Color
$30.00
Here is more Tarot sets. And more Cthulhu. Our 2022 Cthulhu calendar is now only $3.99 [CTH22. $14.99].
 

Comics Archives

 


MOON KNIGHT Omnibus Volume 2
Collects Moon Knight #21-38, 1982-83 Fist of Khonshu #1-6, 1985 & eight more books. 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! There are team-ups with Iron Man, Brother Voodoo, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man. Marvel, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: MOONK02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 960pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
Here is more Moon Knight: Omnibus Vol 1 (MOONK01H. $125, $110], Moon Knight by Huston, Benson Y. Hurwitz Omnibus, The Midnight Mission Vol 1, and Epic Collection Vol 1.
 


DISNEY MASTERS Volume 19 Mickey Mouse Trapped in the Shadow Dimension
By Andrea "Casty" Castellan. In this volume, Scrooge McDuck squares off with "The Terrible, Terrible Triple-Dimensional Beagle Boy" — while in "The World to Come," Mickey and Minnie are headed to far-off Illusitania for royal intrigue, robot war— and a showdown with that dastardly, poetic secret agent, The Rhyming Man! Fantagraphics, 2022....More.

Item Code: DM19H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 192pg, Full Color
$29.99 $27.99
Here's more Disney Masters.
 

Comics Reference

 


ALTER EGO #175
Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas. Wraparound cover by Arvell Jones! Spotlighting the artists of Roy Thomas' 1980s DC series All-Star Squadron! Featuring illuminating interviews with artists Arvell Jones, Richard Howell, and Jerry Ordway, conducted by Richard Arndt. Plus the Squadron's final secrets, including an amazing universe of previously unpublished Squadron art, including covers for issues that never existed by pro and amateur artists alike! Plus Mr. Monster on the history of the highly successful Mad imitation, Cracked, and FCA looks at their Mad-imitation, Lunatickle. TwoMorrows, 2022....More.

Item Code: AE175
Magazine, 8x11, 84pg, Partial Color
$10.95
Back issues!
 


AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES The 1970s
New printing. Highly Recommended. By Jason Sacks and Keith Dallas. This ambitious series continues with another full-color hardcover revealing with incredible detail each year from 1970-1979! Covering all the pivotal moments, issues, titles, creators and behind-the-scenes details of the emerging Bronze Age of comics! Including: the "dawn of relevance" with Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams's Green Lantern! Jack Kirby's Fourth World saga! Revisions to the Comics Code that opened the floodgates for monsters and the supernatural! Jenette Kahn's arrival at DC and the subsequent DC explosion! The coming of Jim Shooter and creation of the direct market, vastly expanding the role of comic book specialty stores! TwoMorrows, 2022....More.

Item Code: ACB05H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Full Color
$48.95 $42.50
Here's more Chronicles, by decade...
 

Humanoids

 


THE BLOOD OF THE IMMORTALS
Recommended. By Françoise Ruscak. Adapted from a novel by Laurent Genefort. Art by Francesco Trifogli. What if the key to eternal life were only a few planetary systems away? A motley crew is sent to Verfebro in search of a mystifying elixir — one that runs through the veins of a ferocious local species: the Dracs. The members of the expedition will do anything to uncover the mysteries of life on this planet, no matter the cost. First published in France. Minor nudity. Humanoids, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: BLIMH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 120pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
I just learned that the title of Publisher at Humanoids goes to none other than Mark Waid. They got the right guy for the job, Mark knows his comics and I think can give good direction to the company.
 


ARMIES
Highly Recommended. Jean-Pierre Dionnet, one of the founders of Metal Hurlant, started a new genre in comics — heroic fantasy — when he collaborated with artist Jean-Claude Gal (Diosamante) in late 1974 in the first issue of Metal Hurlant, the forerunner of Heavy Metal. Think Game of Thrones! Witness, with the help of Gal's superb and intricate style, the devastating effects of war as you follow this other-worldly army's forward progress, into a world steeped in the old gods a la Lovecraft. And then join Arn's bloody quest for revenge. First published in France. Humanoids, 2017.  ...More.

Item Code: ARMI
Soft Cover, 8x11, 184pg, Full Color
$19.95
Here's more from Humanoids and more French Graphic Novels.
 

Comics & Graphic Novels

 


OUT OF THE BLUE The Complete Series
Highly Recommended. By Garth Ennis. Art by Keith Burns. Exciting reading, good history made real, and very, very accurately drawn, both volumes of the WWII aerial combat classic now in one complete edition. A war is a difficult thing to kill. WWII is almost over, but no one seems to have told the Germans, as Royal Air Force pilot Jamie McKenzie finds out when he's assigned flying Mosquito fighter-bombers into deadly shipping strikes along the enemy coast. Aftershock, 2019....More.

Item Code: OUTB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$19.99
Click here for more graphic novels from Aftershock, including Dreaming Eagles by Garth Ennis [DREAG. $16.99] and similar military history from Dead Reckoning. And here's more on World War II in graphic novels and histories.
 


YELLOW CAB
By Benoît Cohen, art by Christophe Chabouté. After 20 years working on film and series shoots, French filmmaker and director Benoît Cohen found his enthusiasm gone. So he moves to New York in order to best absorb the rich diversity of the cosmopolitan metropolis, settling on a simple idea: he will become a taxi driver. Behind the iconic Yellow Cab, behind the fantasy of freedom and independence, behind the faces of his thousands of passengers, Benoît discovers a world in which he is a stranger. Based on his 2017 prose novel. IDW, 2022....More.

Item Code: YELCA
Soft Cover, 7x9, 168pg, b&w
$19.99
 


GRIMM UNIVERSE PRESENTS QUARTERLY Dracula's Daughter
72 page one-shot story. By Joe Brusha, Pat Shand et al. Art by Allan Otero, Renato Rei et al. Charlotte, Dracula's Daughter, is on a quest to find her notorious father, lost somewhere in the Underworld. He's been trapped there by her half-sister, the legendary vampire hunter Liesel Van Helsing. It's a memory so raw, it's the only thing Charlotte hates more than the situation she is in now. Zenescope, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: GRIMDD
Soft Cover, 7x10, 72pg, Full Color
$8.99
Here is more Grimm Universe Zenescope titles
 

PS Artbooks Archives & Replica Editions

 


HORROR FROM THE TOMB #1 Replica Edition
Replica Edition with all ads, #1, 1954. Highly Recommended. This is publisher Premier's only entry into the pre-Code horror field, and boy is it a doozy! People melted down for their bones, beheadings, all the things Wertham was so aghast over! It's the only issue in the series killed by the distributor's (Kable News) President, George B. Davis, after he saw the issue. And it's got great art: George Woodbridge, Sid Check & Angelo Torres collaborate on a story worthy of Williamson & Wood: "Granma Gruesome's Dead Time Story." PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: HORFT01
Magazine, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color
$16.99
 


CHILLING TALES #17 Facsimile Edition
Collects #17, 1953. Recommended. By Harry Harrison, Steve Kirkel et al. Kicking off PS Facsimile comics comes a three-issue line-up from the pen of the legendary Matt Fox of Chilling Tales, well known for his quirky comics covers as well as bizarre covers for the venerable pulp Weird Tales. Sir Walter Scott and Edgar Allan Poe adaptations. Comes with a handsome oversized matted print of wild cover. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: CHIL17
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color
$23.99
 


CHILLING TALES #15 Facsimile Edition & Print
Collects #15, 1953. With 11 1/2 x 16 matted print of the cover. Recommended. By Harry Harrison et al. Starting with a brand new line in pre-code comic books, the indefatigable and even ubiquitous PS Artbooks launches the PS Facsimile Comics imprint, which come with a bonus oversized print of the cover, already matted. Kicking off PS Facsimile comics comes a three-issue line-up from the pen of the legendary Matt Fox of Chilling Tales, well known for bizarre covers for Weird Tales, the pulp. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: CHIL15
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color
$23.99
 


VOODOO Volume 2
Collects #10-14, 1953-54. By Iger Shop. Zombies take over America! Opium story! Things have come along way since the first issue with South Sea Girl!! Blood-soaked, brain-damaged gonzo pre-code stories from this offbeat title from Ajax/Farrell. How about “Tusks of Terror!”? — In colonial India, the sadistic Colonel Rankin frames his daughter's Indian lover for theft and sentences him to death. But Ahmed Rai reincarnates as a wild boar and, well, find out here! PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: PCV02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$29.99
The hardcover Voodoo Volume 1, with a different cover, is expected momentarily [PCV02H. $46.99] Voodoo Volume 1 is available only in hardcover and it is currently out of print. We have only three copies left [PCV01H. $59.99, $47.99]. No softcover of Volume 1 has been announced. Here are more Replica Editions and More from PS.
 

New on Sale

 


THE GREAT GATSBY
Closeout Price! Recommended. By F. Scott Fitzgerald. Introduction by Blake Hazard. First published in 1925, The Great Gatsby has been acclaimed by generations of readers and is now reimagined as a unique graphic novel. The story is captured by artist Aya Morton, who works in soft pastels and water-color. Here is the mysteriously wealthy Gatsby and his tragic love for the beautiful Daisy. Iconic text has been artfully distilled by Fred Fordham, who keeps much of the original dialogue — so much, it took me three sittings to read this. It's dense! Scribner, 2020....More.

Item Code: GRGAT
Soft Cover, 6x9, 208pg, Full Color
$20.00 $12.95
 


BORN TO BE POSTUMOUS The Eccentric Life & Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
Closeout Price! By Mark Dery. Based on newly uncovered correspondence and interviews with personalities like Lemony Snicket and Neil Gaiman, this draws back the curtain on the eccentric genius and mysterious life of Edward Gorey. An eccentric, a gregarious recluse, an enigmatic auteur of whimsically morbid masterpieces, yes — but who was the real man behind eccentricities? Prose, with a handful of illustrations. William Collins, 2018. ...More.

Item Code: BORNPH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 512pg, Text/b&w
$24.95 $19.95
 


ALSO AVAILABLE
GOREY SECRETS Artistic and Literary Inspirations Behind Divers Books by Edward Gorey
Recommended. By Malcolm Whyte. Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was a fascinating and prolific author and artist. Of the one hundred delightful and fascinating books that Gorey wrote and illustrated, he rarely revealed their specific inspirations or their meanings. Where did his intriguing ideas come from? In Gorey Secrets: Artistic and Literary Inspirations behind Divers Books by Edward Gorey, Malcolm Whyte utilizes years of thorough research to tell an engrossing, revealing story about Gorey's unique works. University of Mississippi Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: GORSH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 176pg, Partial Color
$35.00
 

Our Spring Sale is still going on, check it out, along with the lower priced 3…2...1... items that just went online at new prices. Here are the recent batches of sale items, gonersale, gonersale2 & gonersale3.

 

3...2...1...Gone

 
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.
 

Classics Illustrated Hardcovers on Sale

This is the first nine of 30 titles we just scored and put on sale. These are from the current England-based publisher who took over from Jack Lake after 2015. We’ve never carried these in hardcover before. If they do well, we may be able to get another 30 or so…the publisher did 65 hardcovers before electing to stick to softcover. We’re also working on getting a Deluxe Boxed Three Musketeers Set (it was the very first Classic in 1941) and some other specials at regular price. But it’ll be a while, they’ll have to come in from England.

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - $12.95 $7.95

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - $12.95 $7.95

OLIVER TWIST - $12.95 $7.95

HAMLET - $12.95 $7.95

JANE EYRE - $12.95 $7.95

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - $12.95 $7.95

THE 39 STEPS - $12.95 $7.95

THE INVISIBLE MAN - $12.95 $7.95

A TALE OF TWO CITIES - $12.95 $7.95

Click here to see all the new Classics Illustrated Books entered this week!


 

Statues

 


TARZAN AND THE GOLDEN LION STATUE
Numbered & limited, 1000. ReelArt Studios presents a tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs's iconic jungle hero, Tarzan of the Apes. Inspired by the classic illustration of Burroughs artist J. Allen St. John, the statue depicts Tarzan and Jad-bal-ja, his fierce golden lion from the dust cover of the 1923 first edition A. C. McClurg book of the same title. Dark Horse, 2007. Out of print. ...More.

Item Code: TARZGL
10" tall, Full Color
$225.00
 


PRINCE VALIANT STATUE Artist Proof
Numbered & limited, 25 A/P. ReelArt Studios continues its line of comic-book and newspaper-strip characters with another classic character, Prince Valiant. Hal Foster's timeless hero from the days of King Arthur, as sculpted by Joy and Tom Studios, depicts Val in full battle gear charging atop his mighty steed through a marshy glade and seems to have been lifted straight from those early Sunday funnies. The prepainted statue comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. 12 inches tall, 15 inches deep and 11 inches wide. Dark Horse, 2008. Out of print. ...More.

Item Code: PVAL
12" tall, Full Color
$295.00
We have less than ten of either of these. Shipping is quite expensive these days on statues, especially large ones like these. We've adjusted the prices up a bit from the original publication price, to help cover the costs. Here are more statues on our website.
 

Rare & Out of Print

 

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HEROIC TALES: The Bill Everett Archives Vol 2 - $45

FLASH GORDON: The Movie - Art by Al Williamson - $100

FEARLESS FOSDICK: The Hole Story - $100

15 YEARS OF HEAVY METAL - $115

THE BUILDING Signed - Will Eisner - $100

THE ART OF WILL EISNER Signed - $150

WALLY WOOD EERIE TALES OF CRIME & HORROR - $80

EERIE PRESENTS: HUNTER - $70

 

BIOMANNERISM - $100

WILD RIDE: Jay Anacleto Sketchbook Signed - $50

DAVE STEVENS: Selected Sketches & Studies Volume 2 Signed - $115 - Also Available Volume 3 & 4 unsigned, $60 each.

BORIS VALLEJO: Fantasy Art Techniques - $70 - Two additional Boris & Julie books entered this week.

THE SPHINX AND ALLEY OOP - V.T. Hamlin - $90 - Two additional Alley Oop books entered this week.

ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY #4 - $40 - Click to see additional issues of Illustrators Quartlerly and Illustration Magazine added this week.

 

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Late Spring Catalog

Our latest catalog should be in your mailbox by now. If you don't get one, just call and ask, add it to your order for free, or download it here. We cannot mail catalogs to customers who use the “Guest” to place online orders, since we can't keep your address. Start an account with us to get all the benefits, it's easy, fast and free. Click here.

 

George Perez 1954-2022

We lost yet another artist recently, after James Bama and then Neal Adams. George was another mover and shaker in comics, best known for his wonderful and many DC titles, most especially Wonder Woman.

He came to prominence in the 1970s penciling The Avengers for Marvel Comics, and returned to the franchise in the 1990s. In the 1980s he penciled The New Teen Titans, which became one of DC Comics' top-selling series. He penciled DC's landmark limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths, followed by relaunching Wonder Woman as both writer and penciller for the rebooted series. In the meantime, he worked on other comics published by Marvel, DC, and other companies into the 2010s. He was known for his detailed and realistic rendering, and his facility with complex crowd scenes.

 

Underwood Books File Copies

We are getting more titles online and you can get an advance look at them here. Some are very limited in quantity, such as Best of Gahan Wilson [BOGW. $50] with just four as-new copies (originally published at $15 in 2004). And Clive Barker's Shadows in Eden [CBSHA. $45] with corner wear, from 1991. Also only four available.

Also too few to feature, we have three copies of Shameless Art [SHAAH. $15/$9.95] and five copies of Strange Days: Aliens, Adventurers, Devils and Dames [STRDH. $17.95/$9.95. We're working on getting more of these last two titles, along with Frazetta Telling Stories and several other Underwood titles that we previously offered on sale, before they sold out.

~Bud

 

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Harlan Ellison, Senorita Rio by Nick Cardy, New GNs from France, Gun Honey and DC Comics Super-Pets.

Classic Harlan Ellison, signed; Senorita Rio by Nick Cardy; Red Scare! New GNs from France. Trent and Lonesome 2. Gun Honey/Sienkiewicz cover. Planet Vol 14, DC Comics Super-Pets, Ghost Rider Epic, The Avengers Mighty Marvel. 3...2...1 items go On Sale.

Free Comic Book Day is this week, score yours here! And Happy Birthday to me, Bud. I’m 70 today as I write this (Argh! Choke! Gasp!). Isn’t 70 the new 45? I hope so. Enjoy!!

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REPENT HARLEQUIN! SAID THE TICKTOCK MAN Deluxe Signed
Signed and numbered, 1000. Slipcase. Publisher file copy. Signed by both Harlan Ellison and illustrator Rick Berry. Deluxe edition celebrating the thirtieth anniversary edition of the classic, award-winning story. The Harlequin is a rebel and anarchist who inhabits a world where conformity and punctuality are top priorities. And the Ticktockman cannot accept the Harlequin's presence in his perfectly ordered world. 1984 themes, classic Ellison. Beautiful production, this is extra tall with a color jacket and gold embossing on the cover. Eight color plates, one double page. Underwood Books, 1997. Out of print. ...More.

Item Code: REPHAD
Hard Cover, 8x13, 48pg, Full Color
$100.00
We have just 10 copies of this, and we have three copies of the regular unsigned edition: [REPHA. $50].
 


THE FLY BOOK Signed
Signed with a drawing! Highly Recommended. Animator and art director Ted Blackman (Batman: The Animated Series, Gargoyles, Pixar’s The Incredibles, WB Batman Animated movies) has published a wonderful collection of 25 years of Fly gags. Most of it's in full color, and the jokes are really a blast. He's kindly not just signed these, he does a small 2x2 pen&ink in every copy. Ted is also the author of Superzeroes, a superhero spoof. Crotchety Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: FLYBS
Soft Cover, 8x8, 90pg, Full Color
$12.95
Also available by Ted is Superzeroes, now on sale [TEDBS. $14.95, $8.95] It is ALSO signed with a small original drawing!
 

Graphic Novels

 


RED SCARE
Highly Recommended. By Liam Francis Walsh. A page-turning sci-fi adventure set in 1953, featuring a clever girl who, against all odds, must outsmart bullies, the FBI, and alien invaders after she finds a strange device...that allows her to fly. Wonderfully drawn in a retro animation style, and all taking place in a realistic world of the 1950's cold war. A wonderful heroine who starts out crippled from polio. Excellent characterization. I really enjoyed this and couldn't put it down until I was finished. -Bud Scholastic/Graphix, 2022....More.

Item Code: RESCA
Soft Cover, 7x9, 240pg, Full Color
$14.99
 


ETHER OMNIBUS
Collects the complete series, five issues each of Ether I, II and III plus all covers and bonus content. By Matt Kindt. Art by David Rubín. From New York Times bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt and Black Hammer's David Rubín comes an inter-dimensional, genre-bending, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery adventure! Inter-dimensional explorer Boone Dias, a brilliant scientist from Earth, enters the magical world of Ether and stumbles onto a great responsibility that takes him through the center of volcanoes, deserts full of living mummies and sphinxes, and a bizarre fairy forest- - all leading toward a final climactic battle for the fate of both worlds. Dark Horse, 2022....More.

Item Code: ETHEOM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
 


FORGOTTEN HOME
Recommended. By Erica Schultz. Art by Marika Cresta and Matt Emmons. The entire digital series collected. While investigating a series of child abductions in Montana, the case gets personal for Sheriff's Deputy Lorraine Adalet when her teenage daughter, Joanna, disappears with a friend. Following the clues of otherworldly evidence leads Lorraine back to her long abandoned homeworld of Jannada — far from Earth. Mired in a never-ending war she escaped long ago, Lorraine had hoped to protect Joanna from her own past. Bonus character designs and variant covers. Dark Horse, 2022....More.

Item Code: FORGHO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99
 


TALON By James Tynion IV
Collects Talon #0-17 and more. By James Tynion IV. Art by Miguel Sepulveda et al. As a performer with Haly's Circus, young Calvin Rose was secretly being raised to be a master assassin — a killing machine called a Talon. The Talons have always served the mysterious Court of Owls, a group of wealthy individuals who will stop at nothing to maintain their grip on power in Gotham. When Rose defects from the Talon's ranks, he is marked for death and spends years using all his training to hide from his former masters. DC Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: TALJT
Soft Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99
 


LIGHTFALL Volume 2 Shadow of the Bird
All Ages. Highly Recommended. By Tim Probert. In the second installment of the award-winning, critically acclaimed Lightfall series, Bea and Cad continue their quest to stop Kest, the mythic bird who stole the sun. Perfect for middle grade fans of Amulet and Avatar the Last Airbender. Cad is very alien creature, a Galdurian, a species thought to be extinct but clearly not. He is much more battle-worthy and skilled than he seems, as young Bea slowly discovers. And extremely lucky. What’s his secret? After a battle that nearly cost them their lives, Bea and Cad awaken in the hidden settlement of the Arsai, mysterious creatures who can glimpse into the future. Harper Collins, 2022....More.

Item Code: LIGF02
Soft Cover, 6x8, 256pg, Full Color
$12.99
Volume 1 is in stock so you can catch up. [LIFG01. $12.99] – my ten-year-old granddaughter says this was her very favorite story when she was eight. I liked it a lot too, it has heart, I’ll be reading this new release shortly. Click here for more All Ages graphic novels.
 


GUN HONEY Bill Sienkiewicz Cover
Collects #1-4. Recommended. By Charles Ardai. Art by Ang Hor Kheng. "The finest kind of pulp noir." -Ed Brubaker. The weapon you need, where you need it, when you need it, she'll get it! They call her Gun Honey. From Edgar Award Winning Writer Charles Ardai, Founder of Hard Case Crime. She thought she was planting a gun for a simple hit. But when it's used in a deadly prison riot, Joanna is forced to work with U.S. Government agent to hunt down the perp, a deadly scarred killer with shadowy past. TV Series now in development. Nudity. Titan Comics, 2022. Mature Readers. ...More.

Item Code: GUNHO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
$17.99
We previously announced [GUNHOV. $17.99] which sports a variant cover by Adam Hughes—it's out of print but we still have copies. This new cover variant just arrived.
 

First Published in France/Graphic Novels

 


SUNLIGHT
Recommended. Buy Christophe Bec, art by Bernard Khattou. Sunlight tells an agonizing survival story penned by French screenwriter Christophe Bec and illustrated by Bernard Khattou. Three young friends, Kevin, Caro, and Eva, who are passionate about caving, decide to explore the ruins of an abandoned mine. They discover, bathed in the light of dawn, a surreal setting to explore but immediately they take a dizzying fall through a poorly sealed well. Now trapped at the bottom of an abyss, they have only one thing to do: survive while they wait for help. Fear and madness set in, making it impossible to discern reality from illusion. Nudity. Clover Press, 2022. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: SUNLIH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 160pg, b&w
$24.95 $21.95
 


TRENT Volume 7 Miss Helen
By Leo Rodolphe. A taciturn and solitary Mountie. A beautiful, alluring, determined young woman and her shady, mysterious cohorts pull Trent into their network. The savage beauty of the Canadian wilderness. Trent: an authentic western ... up north. Part of a multi-part series starring this stalwart Mountie. Cinebook, 2022.  ...More.

Item Code: TRENM
Soft Cover, 8x11, 48pg, Full Color
$11.95
This is volume 7 in the series but the only one translated so far. We’ll offer more as they are done. There’s at least 8 volumes.
 


LONESOME Volume 2 The Ruffians
Highly Recommended. By Yves Swolfs. True to his word, Mayor Harper has brought in a Marshall to get rid of "Lonesome", thrown in jail and soon to meet with a deadly "accident.'"But it takes more than that to stop the lone rider in his quest for revenge, and he is soon back on the trail of Markham, the mad preacher. When a band of Ruffians — pro-slavery vigilantes and sworn enemies of Markham — intercept our hero, an unexpected encounter will provide him with an opportunity to learn more about the mysterious figures pulling all the strings—and we learn more about his history, losing his pioneer family and left to be raised by Indians and gifted with visions of past and present when he touches someone. Cinebook, 2020....More.

Item Code: LONE02
Soft Cover, 8x11, 56pg, Full Color
$13.95
 


ALSO AVAILABLE
LONESOME Volume 1 The Preacher's Trail
Highly Recommended. By Yves Swolfs. Kansas, 1861. As tensions rise between the Northern and Southern states, a fanatical, violent preacher leaves a trail of corpses behind him, all the while calling people to take up arms against pro-slavery states. Close on his tail is a lone rider with a strange gift: he can read the past and future of those he touches. In the small town of Holton, a showdown is brewing, but things aren’t as straightforward as they seem... Cinebook, 2021....More.

Item Code: LONE01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 56pg, Full Color
$13.95
Click here for more of the latest French Graphic Novels translated to English and published here in the U.S.
 

3...2...1...Special Sale

 

We are in the process of marking down 3…2…1 items that haven’t yet sold out. Some you may have seen before at full price--they are now on sale. Others are new here. We’re marking down about 225 titles, so we’ve split this into three batches. Here’s the first of 75+ titles – gonersale.

If you check in on Friday, May 6, we’ll be populating the second 75 for next week – gonersale2. And if you check back in a few more days, we’ll have the final 75 in gonersale3.

Markdown titles include Brubakers Criminal Deluxe, Fleetway Picture Library, several PS Art books, Dick Tracy, Phantom Novels, and Dark Shadows.

 

PS Artbooks & Senorita Rio

 


Hard Cover

Item Code: FCSR01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$46.99

FIGHT COMICS Featuring Senorita Rio Volume 1
Collects stories from Fight #19-34, 1942-44. Highly Recommended. Art by Nick Cardy, Lily Renée et al. A wonderful wartime series, usually 10 full pages in each issue. This lovely actress-turned-agent was a mainstay in Fight for many years. Created by a true legend in the industry, Nick Viscardi, later known better as Nick Cardy, he stayed with the series for eleven adventures. Renowned artist Lily Renée’s first Rio adventure is here and she is most strongly associated with the character, being one of the greatest female comic artists in the history of the business! PS Artbooks, 2022.

Soft Cover

Item Code: FCSR01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$29.99

Here’s the regular issues of Fight Comics. Volume 1 and 2 are available in both hardcover and softcover. These are pre-Senorita Rio, she started in #19.
 


PLANET COMICS Volume 14
Collects #43-46, 1946-47. Highly Recommended. One of Planet's most popular series was Futura, a sexy girl in a future society who is immediately on the run from unknown baddies. Her first four appearances are here. Also wonderful artwork on Star Pirate as well as the double-page feature, Life on Other Worlds, by our favorite Murphy Anderson. Plus all the usual features, including Lost World now drawn by Lily Renee. George Evans is also here! PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: PLC14
Soft Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Full Color
$26.99
All softcover back volumes are in stock, starting at $24.99.
 


ALSO AVAILABLE
FICTION HOUSE FROM PULPS TO PANELS
Our Highest Recommendation. By Mitch Maglio. Art by Matt Baker, Lou Fine et al. From sexy jungle girls to even sexier ray gun toting space women and beyond, Fiction House Comics had it all! Now for the first time the entire history of Fiction House, the leading purveyor of Good Girl art during the Golden Age of Comics, is told in a single volume! Stuffed with breathtaking cover reproductions, original artwork, dozens of cover preliminaries by Joe Doolin (!) and even full length stories. The story of one of the most successful publishers ever, from their pulp origins on, with artwork by Matt Baker, George Tuska, Lou Fine, Bob Lubbers, Murphy Anderson, Lily Renee and many others. IDW, 2017....More.

Item Code: FICHOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 300 pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99
 


Hard Cover

Item Code: SAMUW04H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$46.99

SILVER AGE CLASSICS: MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS Volume 4
Collects #16-20, 1960. Fantasy-supernatural, horror and science fiction stories from a roster of writers and artists that includes Dick Giordano, Bill Molno, Bill Fraccio, Bill Montes, Charles Nicholas and of course the truly remarkable one man creative genius Steve Ditko. He has two pages in #17 (not noted in Overstreet), but does the cover and lead story, "The Green Unknown," in #19. Robot stories! "Pirates of Future Time." PS Artbooks, 2022.

Soft Cover

Item Code: SAMUW04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$29.99

Here’s previous Mysteries, and more from Charlton and Steve Ditko.
 

Comics Archives & Newspaper Strips

 


ALLEY OOP Book Two War with Lem - V.T. Hamlin
Highly Recommended. By V.T. Hamlin. The complete year of 1934 daily Alley Oop strips, all newly scanned and cleaned from newspaper pages. The Land of Moo, where caveman Alley Oop lives, is attacked by the people of Lem. Alley is blown into neverwhere in a storm, and Dinny ends up in a tree. Oola enlists Dinny to search for Alley. Lots of fun dinosaurs get in on the action. Six episodes in all.Andrews McMeel, 2022....More.

Item Code: ALLE02
Soft Cover, 11x9, 111pg, b&w
$19.95
Here’s all the latest Alley Oop collections, by Hamlin and Graue.
 


TAILS OF THE SUPER-PETS
1947-1968. By Ramona Fradon, Curt Swan, Jim Mooney et al. In the 1950s and early 1960s, super-pets became the rage at DC Comics. Here are all the first appearances of Krypto the Super-Dog, Streaky the Super-Cat, Plus in this incredible collection: Ace the Bat-Hound, Aquaman's pet octopus, Topo, andSuper-Monkey! Co-starring Supergirl, Superboy, The Legion of Superheros, Wonder Woman, Superman and others. DC Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: TAILSU
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99
 


GHOST RIDER Epic Collection Volume 1 Hell on Wheels
Collects Marvel Spotlight (1971) #5-12, Ghost Rider (1973) #1-11, Marvel Team-Up (1972) #15. By Gary Friedrich et al. Art by Mike Ploog et al. The origin and almost three years of stories take the horror hero to Hell to battle Satan, pit him against the tempting Witch-Woman and team him with Daimon Hellstrom, Son of Satan. Written by Gary Friedrich and Tony Isabella and gloriously illustrated by Mike Ploog, Tom Sutton and Jim Mooney. 40 pages of bonus material, covers, house ads and original art. Marvel, 2022....More.

Item Code: GHOSR01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 424pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99
We also have a Ghost Rider Masterworks and he’s the cover story in Alter Ego #169.
 


JANE FOSTER The Saga of the Mighty Thor
Collects Thor #1-8; Mighty Thor #1-5, 8-11, 13-14; & more, 2014-17. When the Son of Odin is rendered unworthy of lifting Mjolnir, the hammer is claimed—by a Goddess of Thunder! Her battles against Frost Giants, Malekith and the Minotaur prove that she is well worthy of the name Thor! But this new hero is secretly Dr. Jane Foster — and each time she transforms, it worsens the cancer that is killing her! Marvel, 2022....More.

Item Code: JANFO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 472pg, Full Color
$44.99 $41.99
 


MIGHTY MARVEL MASTERWORKS THE AVENGERS Volume 2
Collects Avengers #11-20, 1964-65. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee et al. Art by Don Heck, Jack Kirby, Wally Wood et al. Brought together to fight the Marvel Universe's biggest menaces, Iron Man, Thor, Giant-Man and the Wasp were heavy hitters — but Marvel heroes don't just fight crime; they live, dream, argue — and even fall out! In an innovative twist that would come to define the Avengers, Stan Lee has the team's original members depart, leaving only Captain America to carry on with new allies: Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch — all former foes, now conflicted and newly minted heroes. Avengers Reassemble! Marvel, 2022....More.

Item Code: MMMAV02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 261pg, Full Color
$15.99
Volume 1 is in stock [MMMAV01. $15.99]. Here are all the $15.99 Mighty Masterworks titles.
 

Mature Readers

Two new photo books: The Pin-Up Mystery of 1950 reveals a mysterious collection of photos never before collected, with full nudity. And Queens of Burlesque celebrates the big and forgotten names, in and out of costume, from the Murray Korman photo collection. Publisher Asylum has also done Portraits of Erotic Film Stars and Early Photographs of Bettie Page.

And Volume 3 of the comedy/adult-sci-fi Money Shot is here. Breakups are hard, but when the replacement is scorching hot…Meanwhile Earth has been overrun with a species not to be tempted by our steamy crew…

 

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Rare & Out of Print

 

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WOODWORK: Wallace Wood 1927-1981 - $150

THE ART OF JEFFREY JONES: Signed Deluxe - $200

TAPESTRY: The Paintings of Robert E. McGinnis Signed - $200

STEVE RUDE: Artist In Motion, Deluxe, Signed - $150

WALT DISNEY BEST COMICS: Donald Duck - $120

WALT DISNEY BEST COMICS: Mickey Mouse - $100

WALT DISNEY BEST COMICS: Goofy - $100

 

WALT DISNEY’S MICKY MOUSE COLOR SUNDAYS SET: Call Of The Wild & Robin Hood Rises Again: Vols. 1 & 2 - $100

WALT DISNEY’S MICKEY MOUSE VOL 3: High Noon at Inferno Gulch - $50

WALT DISNEY’S MICKEY MOUSE VOL 4: House OF The Seven Haunts! - $55

WALT DISNEY’S MICKEY MOUSE VOL 8: The Tomorrow Wars - $55

THE GOLDEN AGE OF BIG LITTLE BOOKS Signed - $300

 

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News & Notes

 

Spring Sale & Free Comic Book Day

Click here for our Spring Sale, and here for our Free Comic Book Day giveaways and vintage comics, which was sent out May 3.

 

Teaser: Classics Illustrated On Sale

We just scored 30 Classic Illustrated editions in hardcover, published by the latest owner of the license, called CCS, who is located in England. We’ve never handled these as hardcovers before, but we offered some of them in softcover when they were published by Jack Lake. We’ll break these up over the next three emails, but you can click here for whatever we have up so far. We’ll start uploading them next week, May 9th or 10th.

 

Neal Adams

Neal passed away late last week, nearly the same day as James Bama did. We’re all going to miss both men. But for a comic fan like me, Neal was the face of how good comics could be for years and years. His Batman and Deadman, his wonderful covers and work for House of Secrets and House of Mystery, his work for Marvel…all so, so very good. He gave a lot to the comics world, as an innovator and the head of Continuity Studios.

Just by coincidence, some of our Free and Vintage comics for Free Comic Book Day are from Neal and Continuity, published in 1990. I was a kid when Deadman first came out. I was a veteran when I finally met Neal at his booth at a San Diego Comic-Con decades later. We spent a good 20 or 30 minutes chatting about comics and setting up at shows. Amazing man.

 

The Bud Gathering 2022

Also known as Alberta’s Thank You party. Alberta Severino worked here for more than 30 years and many of you know her from calling us up when she was answering the phone. Well, Alberta put a “gathering” for my family and a bunch of ex- and current employees last weekend. And we had a fine time. Diane was there, who I think hit 14 years here before retiring last year.

Two of my kids made it, Philip and Alison (some of you met them at past Comic-Cons before they got careers to keep them away), with their kids. I’m now a grandad three times over.

And LaDonna of course and Todd, Harry and Laurie all from our current staff. Past BPCA’ers included Liz, Matthew and Mike B from the very old days, Kate from the REALLY old days (1988). My son’s wife Jenn worked here in 2012 and brought her new baby girl, April, here in a basket. April is ten years old now.

Michelle Nolan came down from Bellingham, Washington, on her way to Pulp Con in Chicago. And my old buddy Steve Adamovich’s wife Kathy (aka Cobblestone Books), her daughter Sarah and granddaughter Aurora. And my sisters, Carolyn and Nancy, who both help out here with newsletters and things. Did I forget anyone?

Several important folks couldn’t make it. Dave Cowie, my manager for 22 years, now a craft beer brewer, was on his way to Italy. And we missed Joe Douville, who back in 2011-2012 helped morph the old business into what it is today, when we were down to just three of us!

~Bud

 

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