Thursday, January 27, 2022

The Art of Enric, Alley Oop, All Star Superman, Gen 13, Alex Niño and Fastner & Larson.

The Art of Enric is finally here and worth the wait. A new Alley Oop series begins, Madman 2 is here, a new Men's Adventures Quarterly, Dan Brereton is back illustrating short horror prose stories, Firefly, Dark Horse's Conan, All Star Superman, Gen 13, and Ed Brubaker's Cruel Summer. Fastner & Larson return and, in Rare Books, Satan's Tears by Alex Niño.

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HALLOWEEN NIGHTS Tales of Autumn Fright Signed with Drawing
Signed bookplate with drawing! By James Moore, Christopher Golden, Brereton et al. Cover & b&w plates by Dan Brereton. Goblins roam, ghosts drift through graveyards, children dressed as monsters beg treats and the Reaper collects his dark harvest. Listen carefully and you can hear the screams, or laughter, through the the rush of leaves scattered by the wind. Halloween Nights gathers some of the brightest stars in the horror Constellation in this all new collection of tales centered around autumnal hauntings guaranteed to add a shiver to the air. They are tales best whispered, stories of terror, tricks and treats that kids dare not speak aloud, for fear the words might ring too true. Rotten Jack Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: HALNHD
Hard Cover, 6x9, 246pg, Text/b&w

This is also available without the original drawing, but with the same pumpkin bookplate, signed [HALNHS. $30]. Here are all of Dan Brereton's art books and graphic novels. His other new release is Autumnkind: regular, w/original art and portfolio.

Recommended. This issue features exclusive reprints of “Book Bonus” versions of the first two Don Pendleton Executioner novels, originally published in magazines and an article written by Don's wife, author Linda Pendleton, who provides insights into the evolution of the Executioner. Also three other classic vigilante justice stories; a gallery on artist Gil Cohen, who created most of the classic Executioner cover paintings; a photo spread of Bettie Page, and an editorial by action-adventure author and comic book writer, Chuck Dixon. Robert Deis, 2021....More.

Item Code: MENQ03
Soft Cover, 8x10, 157pg, Text/Partial Color
Also available are #1 and 2, also $29.95.

The Art of Enric


Variant cover, signed & numbered from 195 copies. Highly Recommended. A long-overdue, career retrospective of Spanish illustrator Enric, long a favorite among comics and illustration fans, most of whom were introduced to Enric by the incredible paintings that he created for Warren Publishing, 52 in all. And specially for his Vampirella magazine covers and the much loved six-foot Vampi poster. This large and comprehensive 9 x 12 inch, 350-page hardcover book takes us on a journey through Enric's entire career, from his earliest comic book work right up to his sought-after private commissions that continue to be in high demand to this day. His paintings of Conan, Red Sonja, Supergirl, Tarzan, and Wonder Woman are all here. Also included is a detailed interview, photos of him at work and of his models. Many previously unpublished pieces, including fine art paintings and nudes. FPG, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: ARTED
Hard Cover, 9x12, 350pg, Partial Color

Item Code: ARTEH
Hard Cover, 350pg, Partial Color
This is from the same publisher as The Art of Mike Ploog 1 and 2 [ARTMPH and ARTMP02H. $49 ea]. We can also special order the Signed Deluxe Ploog Volume 1, limited to 250 [ARTMPD. $175]. Click here for more collections on the Spanish Illustrators, and more work by Enric.

Graphic Novels


Highly Recommended. An all-new tale of high adventure and pulpish mystery starring a 16-year-old girl called Bermuda. From John Layman, New York Times bestselling writer of Chew, and artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine & the X-Men, Astonishing Spider-Man). We very much like the art. Variant covers by an amazing line-up: Mark Schultz, Bill Stout, J. Scott Campbell and Art Adams! There's a region in the Atlantic Ocean where planes disappear, ships are lost, and traveling souls go missing... never to be heard from again. And there's an island within this place, mysterious and uncharted, untouched by time and civilization, where all who are lost end up... IDW, 2022....More.

Item Code: BERMU
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Partial Color

Collects Criminal #1, 5-12. Highly Recommended. By Ed Brubaker. Art by Sean Phillips and Jacob Phillips. In the summer of '88, Teeg Lawless comes home to plan the biggest heist of his career. But Teeg's son Ricky and his friends are starting down the same dark path their fathers are on, and this is about to become the worst summer of their lives. An epic tale of tragedy handed down from generation to generation, Cruel Summer is a crime comic masterpiece from the most celebrated noir masters in the industry, creators of Criminal, Fatale, Kill or Be Killed, and The Fade Out. Image, 2022....More.

Item Code: CRUESU
Soft Cover, 7x10, 272pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Here is more by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. A new release in the Reckless series (three are in stock now) will be here in March.

Recommended. A wonderfully creepy story much in the style of Mignola's Hellboy spin-offs, but in the present day. A taste for revenge leads to a monstrous outcome...Young Amber and her friend Quinn pay a heavy price for power and magic as they become the newest children of the demented Black Woods. And no longer human. Featuring art by Joshua Hixson and story from Joe Ciano, Children of the Woods explores the monster within and what is left when that monster finally comes out. Dark Horse, 2022....More.

Item Code: CHILW
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

Collects #1-4. By David Dwonch, Brockton McKinney et al. Art by Magenta King et al. After washing out as the military's top Kaiju (monster) killer, Jenny lives the celebutante life with her hotel heiress bestie. But freakish creatures, secret societies, and her father's legacy now have her wondering if she can sober up — just long enough to save the world! Time to fight some monsters, and even take on a monstrous form herself. It's a fun Godzilla-related story with a modern twist. Dark Horse, 2022....More.

Item Code: JENZ
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

FIREFLY Return to Earth That Was Part 2
Collects #29-32, 2021. New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Darth Vader) along with artist Simona Di Gianfelice (Power Rangers), Jordi Perez (Queen of Bad Dreams), and Jahnoy Lindsay (Marvel's Voices) continue the Firefly saga featuring the original crew of the Serenity. In an attempt to evade the Alliance the crew of Serenity find themselves stranded on The-Earth-That-Was, a strange world filled with ancient artifacts, a new civilization and—maybe some semblance of hope. And the new captain is Kaylee! Includes variant covers. Boom!, 2022....More.

Item Code: FIRR02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99
Part 1 is the same discounted price [FIRR01H]. Click here for more Firefly: Blue Sun Rising, the Firefly Artbook, Unification War, New Sherriff in the ‘Verse, prose novels and more.

Alley Oop – New Series


ALLEY OOP Book One Dinny V.T. Hamlin
1932-33. Highly Recommended. By V.T. Hamlin. Alley Oop and Dinny contains all of the Alley Oop strips from 1933 and earlier. V. T. Hamlin created Alley Oop in 1932, and it was given a very limited distribution by a small outfit who abruptly went out of business. Major syndicate, NEA (Newspaper Enterprise Associates) picked up Alley Oop, and V. T. Hamlin started the story over from the beginning. Acoustic Learning, 2022....More.

Item Code: ALLE01
Soft Cover, 11x8, 104pg, b&w

Recommended. By Dave Graue. In the mysterious dimension of Nerr, Alley Oop leads the revolution against the wicked Thorn King. Oop also visits the Old West in search of the Lost Silver of Panamint City. This volume includes all of the daily strips from 1975, which have never before been reprinted. The publisher has plans for at least 12 releases in this series, all by Dave Graue and in the same format. Manuscript Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: ALLETK
Soft Cover, 9x8, 106pg, b&w
Both of these are the first two ongoing series, collecting the original Oop strips as well as the more contemporary Dave Graue stories. Dave worked under V.T. Hamlin and then continued Oop. From Rick Norwood, publisher of Comics Revue.

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CONAN The People of The Black Circle and Other Stories
Collects Dark Horse series People of the Black Circle #1-4, 2013; Children of the Sun #1, 2012; Exiles #1; material from Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #1-4, 6-10, 2010 and more. Recommended. By Michael Avon Oeming, Paul Tobin et al. Art by Sean Phillips, Philip Tan, Aaron Lopresti et al. Savage tales of the iconic barbarian! When an agent of the dreaded Black Seers of Yimsha assassinates the king of Vendhya, the king's sister Yasmina inherits the throne — and vows vengeance! But her plans against the Black Seers are derailed when she is kidnapped — by Conan?! Before long the Cimmerian has ruthless mercenaries, vengeance-crazed tribesmen, sinister sorcerers and an entire army hard on his heels — and that's just how he likes it! Plus, Conan's journeys continue, taking him from the Exiled Lands to Hesterm and beyond. Thieves, demons, warriors and more all await him — and all will fall prey to his savage sword! Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: CONPB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

ALL STAR SUPERMAN The Deluxe Edition
Collects All-Star Superman #1-12 & Absolute All-Star Superman, 2006-08. Highly Recommended. By Grant Morrison. Art by Frank Quitely. Classic, wonderfully drawn, old-style adventures recalling the earliest days of Superman. A new vision of Superman. Topsy-turvy madness on the backwards Bizarro planet. A bottled city that proves you can never go home again. A living sun hell-bent on destroying humanity. A world without the Man of Steel. Twelve impossible labors and mere moments to save the Earth. The multiple-award winning series. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: ALSTSH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 328pg, Full Color
$34.99 $31.99

GEN 13 Starting Over The Deluxe Edition
Collects stories from the original Gen13 miniseries, #0-5 of the ongoing series, pin-pages and more. Oversize hardcover. By Jim Lee and Brandon Choi. Art by J. Scott Campbell. Under the leadership of their mentor Lynch, the super-powered teenagers of Gen 13 live a life of fighting evil, saving the world, and partying hard. Featuring strong characterization and wacky humor, here are the offbeat adventures of Fairchild, Burnout, Freefall, Grunge, and Rainmaker as they deal with typical teenage problems while combating violent villains and would-be world conquerors. A very, very popular good-girl art strip from the masterful and popular good-girl master, J. Scott Campbell. DC Comics, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: GENSOH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 352pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99
Here is more by J. Scott Campbell.

MADMAN Library Edition Volume 2
Collects Madman Comics #11-20 & much, much more. Highly Recommended. 600 pages of the wildest superhero ever, taking us into surreal realms. Deluxe oversized hardcover. Also collects spinoffs and crossovers: Superman/Madman crossover, Powers/Madman one-shot by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Michel Avon Oeming. This six-volume Madman universe library collects all of Allred's award-winning work in selected reading order! Dark Horse, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: MAD02H
Hard Cover, 8x12, 576pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00
Volume 1 - matching format, same discounted price [MAD01H.] Here's more by Michael Allred, including my favorite, Xray Robot [XRAYR. $19.99, $17.99].

THE MIGHTY THOR Omnibus Volume 1
New Printing. Collects Journey Into Mystery #83-120, Annual #1, 1962-65. Our Highest Recommendation. A masterpiece of immortal action, cosmic scope and boundless drama, Stan Lee's and Jack Kirby's Thor collaborations mark a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe — and that's no small accomplishment coming from the imaginations of the most celebrated creators in comics! First appearance of Loki and Odin, a second origin in #89, Tales of Asgard begins in #97, 1st Lava Man, Surtur, Human Cobra, Mr. Hyde, 2nd Avengers x-over, Dr. Strange, 1st Enchantress, Sif, Balder and Hela, Grey Gargoyle, Magneto, Origin of Loki, 1st Destroyer... Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: MTOM01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 768pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00
Also available is Volume 3 [MTOM03H. $125, $110] and see the Matt Fraction Thor Omnibus below in Coming. Here's more Thor in other formats and series.

New from First Fandom


Highly Recommended. By David and Daniel Ritter. Cover by Mark Wheatley. Art by John Giunta, Finlay, etc. The second volume of The Visual History reveals the evolution of science fiction fandom in one of its most pivotal years. As 1940 dawned, America was recovering, poised between the Great Depression and entry into World War II. Science fiction fandom was growing up. Packed with informative text, letters and articles from original fanzines, fan and professional art from both fanzines and pulps; and a real insider look at sci fi fans in 1940. Lots of vintage photos. First Fandom Experience, 2021....More.

Item Code: VISHS02H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 484pg, Partial Color

Second Edition, Second Printing. Recommended. By David Ritter and Daniel Ritter. How did organized science fiction fandom begin? Who were the pioneering fans that created the foundation of today's massive science fiction and fantasy industry? What would it have been like to be a fan of this transformative genre in the 1930s? This massive history recounts the stories of the first active science fiction fans “ pioneers who went on to lead the growth of speculative literature for the next several decades. Over 500 lavishly illustrated pages, packed with facsimile reproductions from rare fanzines. First Fandom Experience, 2020....More.

Item Code: VISHS01H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 515pg, Partial Color

Initial printing of 100. Ray Bradbury fell in with Science Fiction early on. In 1938, at the age of 18, his first published sci-fi story appeared in the fanzine Imagination! This collects every story from this run from 1937-41...everything except his own fanzine, that has been collected elsewhere. Most of this has rarely surfaced. Includes several Hannes Bok illustrations. Experience some of Bradbury's earliest steps on his road to becoming a master fantasy/sci fi writer. Lavishly illustrated, with each story in facsimile direct from the original publication. First Fandom, 2020....More.

Item Code: EARBRH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Text/Partial Color

Alex Niño


Signed by Alex Niño. Limited #44 of 60 copies with color painting. A massive art book devoted to this unique Filipino comic artist. Published in an edition of 1000, this is one of the very scarce limited editions of just 60 copies, which comes with a full color original painting. This is it, one of the most fabled books ever produced on a comics artist. Both editions quickly went out of print back in 1977 and since then it has been one of the holy grails amongst comic fans who want something very special about their artist. And this is it, collecting a plethora of wonderful artwork by this amazing illustrator, the leading name amongst all the Filipino artists who came into the comics world in the 1970s. Mostly black & white images, with 19 pages of color.Land of Enchantment, 1977. Out of print. Condition: Fine Plus in jacket. Tiniest hint of wear to the corners. The original, full color illustration that comes with this measures 5 x 7inches and was mounted on a slightly larger page. Both it and the page were affixed with rubber cement to the front free endpaper, and they have come loose as is common with aging rubber cement....More.

Item Code: RB1930
Hard Cover, 10x13, 299pg, Partial Color
This is one of the most legendary — and scarce — books ever on a comics artist. We also have one copy of the regular edition, limited to 1000. The dust jacket has condition issues so I've just reduced the price on it [RB1646. $525, $450]. We have just one copy of each.

MIRAGE ART QUEST OF ALEX NINO Volume 2 with Original Drawing
Very few left. Signed and limited, 500, with an original pen & ink drawing, each unique. Our Highest Recommendation. A fabulous new oversized art book, mostly in full color, with 5 gatefolds of new artwork. Much never seen before art work in a wide variety of styles and media. Contents in this book are Niño's artwork from the past 20 years, a companion to his 2008 volume 1, which is long out of print. Amazing fantasy images of other worlds, monsters, nymphs, creatures and stunning alien landscapes. Alex Niño, 2019....More.

Item Code: MIRAGD
Hard Cover, 10x13, 200pg, Partial Color
This is also available without the drawing — but it is now out of print. We have only three copies left. Still original release price [MIRAGHS. $150]. Published and distributed by Alex and his family, it has seen very limited distribution.

Limited, 1700. Recommended. By Jake Saunders. Art by Alex Niño. This is a story of young Tarzan, which begins when he is twelve years old. He is still firmly living with the apes, and white men and even natives are new in his life, and so very alien. Here is the jungle god in his untutored youth, living amongst the treetops and battling every day just to stay alive. An entirely new Tarzan novel, written by the author of Tarzan and the Martian Legion, with nine color paintings (three double-page fold outs), black and white spot illustrations and a full color wraparound dust jacket, all by legend Alex Niño. ERB Books, 2017....More.

Item Code: TARCKH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 256, Partial Color


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.

New on Sale


Closeout Price! An exclusive new art book for an exhibit in France. Text in French only. Highly Recommended. Reproducing more than 150 pieces of original art, this oversized hardcover traces Wally Wood's career and the multifaceted work. Prime EC sci-fi stories are just the start: we have adult underground comics, Sally Forth, Cannon, Wizard King, Malice in Wonderland, material from Witzend, rare Topps art (Prince Violet and Ugly Stickers), Fireball XL-5, Dynamo & Tower Comics pages, Marvel Daredevil, his Prince Val try-out page, and pre-pro work from the 1940s, in full color. Everything is from the original artwork. 9e ART Editions, 2020. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: LESMO
Hard Cover, 10x13, 160pg, Partial Color
$125.00 $80.00
I got a bit over-enthusiastic on this French title. It's wonderful, but I brought in a few too many copies. So I'm dropping the price to reduce our inventory on this and the other four French titles from the Angouleme Museum: Calvo (both covers) Yoshiharu Tsuge Etre Sans Existea Alix l'Art Mr. Loyal, also by Calvo See more sale items and closeouts in the CLOSEOUTS section on our home page. There are more bargain-priced books in IMPERFECT BOOKS; new titles are being added nearly every week. Titles go quickly, we usually only have 2 or 3 copies of these.

Coming in April


THOR By Matt Fraction Omnibus
Thor #615-621, 2007; The Mighty Thor #1-22; Fear Itself #1-7, 2011-12 and much more. Matt Fraction's complete saga of Thor — from triumphs and tragedies of ages past, to a bold new heroic era! Asgard is the target of a dark, destructive force from another reality. When Thor and Sif dive deep into the heart of the fractured World Tree, what they find attracts the attention of the Silver Surfer—and in his wake follows Galactus! But the most horrifying threat of all is the Serpent — who will make the Son of Odin, and the whole Marvel Universe, know fear! Thor is fated to die—but can a team-up with young Loki stave off disaster, or will everything burn? Marvel, 2022. Due: Apr. ...More.

Item Code: THORMFH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1352pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

Collects material from Marvel Comics Presents #72-84; Wolverine #166; Uncanny X-Men #205, 1981 & 1988. Highly Recommended. The character-defining origin of Logan. Written, illustrated and colored by auteur creator and master storyteller Barry Windsor-Smith, it is undeniably one of the greatest Wolverine stories ever told. After being taken hostage by an experimental Canadian military science outfit, Logan is transformed into Weapon X, an unstoppable killing machine with an indestructible Adamantium skeleton and razor-sharp claws. Marvel. 2022. Due: Apr. ...More.

Item Code: WOLWGH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$44.99 $39.99
Click here for more Wolverine collections and appearances.

THOR Epic Collection Volume 1 The God of Thunder
New printing. Collects Journey into Mystery (Thor stories) #83-109, 1962-65. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. A masterpiece of immortal action, cosmic scope and boundless drama, Stan Lee’s and Jack Kirby’s Thor collaborations mark a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe — and that’s no small accomplishment coming from the imaginations of the most celebrated creators in comics! First appearance of Loki and Odin, a second origin in #89, Tales of Asgard begins in #97, 1st Lava Man, Surtur, Human Cobra, Mr. Hyde, 2nd Avengers x-over, Dr. Strange, 1st Enchantress, Sif, Balder and Hela, Grey Gargoyle, Magneto, Origin of Loki, 1st Destroyer… Marvel, 2022. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: THE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 480pg, Full Color
$44.99 $39.99
Here's all of the Epic Collections from Marvel.

SHE-HULK By Peter Davis Omnibus
Collects She-Hulk #22-38 plus five other series, c.2006-10. Gamma-powered Hulk scribe Peter David crafts a whole new direction for the lean green fighting machine, as the world's most dangerous lawyer takes on the world's most dangerous job! But why has Jennifer Walters become a bounty hunter? What happened to her once thriving legal career? And what startling secret is her new partner Jazinda hiding? Marvel, 2022. Due: Apr. ...More.

Item Code: SHEHUH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 552pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
Here's She-Hulk in stock now.

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Remember SQP, publishers of countless good-girl art books? Well, after a few years of retirement they've brought out a new collection with their two most popular artists. It's Fastner & Larson's Devil's Playground. All new material. Click here for the latest in Erotic Art.


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Trailblazers and Heroes of the Homefront

The publisher of Heroes and the WECA Priceguide has a fine new book, limited to just 300 copies. We're bringing in 60. And he's allowed us another six copies of Heroes, which we sold out long ago when he wanted to keep the balance of the run for library distribution. Watch for both in two or three weeks. Trailblazers is unlikely to be available from other U.S. sources (it's produced in Canada); Diamond Comics and the comic shops will not have copies.



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Thursday, January 20, 2022

X-Large Spider-Man, Krazy & Ignatz, Kirby’s Fourth World, Philip Jose Farmer limited editions H.P. Lovecraft and more!

Taschen's enormous Spider-Man Library is here. A new Lovecraft adaptation by the best, Francois Baranger. Krazy & Ignatz. Conan. Many great new graphic novels. Friday Foster. Alter Ego. Kirby's Fourth World #2. Philip Jose Farmer limited editions. Green Hornet. Phantom of the Opera. EC Picto-Fiction. Balbuzar, a wild epic from France, which you have to check out. And much more.

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Limited, 5,000. Recommended. 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 and reproduced in XXL size. Note: Taschen is using the cardboard box/mailing container as that, not as part of the final package. We will include this container as we pack these inside an additional box, but be aware they are NOT "as new," they may have wear from shipment to us. Taschen, 2021. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. ...More.

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

This is another enormous book in Taschen's XXL line. See their other titles here.

Here's more Spider-Man archives, masterworks and low-priced Mighty Masterworks.


Comic Strip Collections


KRAZY & IGNATZ VOL 3: 1922-1924
Recommended. A gorgeous new oversized hardcover collection with a wonderful new cover and ten rare full-color experimental Sunday pages. Precarious coconuts, incarcerated elephants, and witty weather patterns. Our characters take a swing at singing, astronomy, and starring in ... their own comic strip! Essays by George Herriman scholars. An Eisner Award-nominated series. Fantagraphics, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: KRAZ03H
Hard Cover, 11x14, 228pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99
Here's the first two collections, and more on Herriman's work.

Lovecraft Has Never Been Better Illustrated


Oversized hardcover, first published in France. Second volume of two. Our Highest Recommendation. By H.P. Lovecraft. Art by François Baranger. Return to the final days of the Dyer expedition in the remote Antarctic wastes. The letters from expedition leader Professor William Dyer grow increasingly more desperate as the expedition presses on, leaving sanity behind them. What they discover beneath the ice is meant for no living man to see, Cyclopean structures and alien landscapes that defy description. The final act of the Dyer Expedition is a descent into cosmic horror and utter madness. A perfect blend of text and huge, often full page paintings. Design Studio Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: ATMOUN02H
Hard Cover, 10x14, 64pg, Full Color
$34.95 $31.95

Also by Baranger, his first book and Volume 1 of this 2-part adaption. Same impressive oversized format and magnificent epic paintings:

At the Mountains of Madness Vol 1 [ATMOUNH. $19.95, $27.95]

The Call of Cthulhu [CALLCH. $29.95, $27.95]

Here's more Lovecraft, from his complete stories to other graphic novels.


Newly Translated French Graphic Novels


New from France. Highly Recommended. By Gérard Moncomble. Art by Frédéric Pillot. Newly translated, a fable about freedom, about resistance, about power on the high seas. And gorgeous artwork, amazing detail and wildly imaginative. In the Sarboucane sea, Balbuzar the pirate reigns supreme. He attacks, plunders, sinks, and ransoms everything that comes within his reach. Savage, cruel, formidable, but also with a certain bonhomie, and a great sense of justice. He is in harmony with the sea, the islands, the wind, the rocks. Around him, birds, always. Men, women, children…they all love him. For he is free as the air. But now the Empress Pépita XIII is worried about Balbuzar’s constant plundering. She sends against him her best officer, the Commodore, at the head of an armada. Ablaze, 2021....More.

Item Code: BALBH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 104pg, Full Color
$22.99 $20.99

First published in France in 2019. Recommended. Months after a bioweapon attack devastated New York City and provoked a global pandemic, the Division agents are still fighting to bring order, stability, and justice to communities shattered by this catastrophic event. When various factions, vying for power in the wake of the crisis, seek to claim the future of Washington, DC, for themselves, the Division is called to take on these new threats and protect the capital of the United States. The paths of four survivors, once childhood friends, deviate as they find themselves entangled in the vicious civil unrest and we get flashbacks to kinder, gentler times when the four friends were just normal 12-year-olds in a far more sane world. Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: TOMDH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99
Click here for many more fine graphic novels that were first published in France.

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Collects #1-6. By Neal Adams. Neal returns to Gotham with this all new story, as contenders vie to wear the cape and cowl as the new Batman!! Gotham City is under seige by terrorists, and Batman is determined to find the source. But when Boston Brand/Deadman tries to intervene, he discovers an even more disturbing and deadly truth: the terrorists are led by an inhuman monster. Ra's al Ghul has volunteered his own private security force to aid the Police Department, and now they are the only thing standing between nuclear terror and the townspeople. DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: BATVRH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
See our website for more Ra's Al Ghul (and his beautiful and dangerous daughter, Talia Al Ghul).

Collects #1-5. Recommended. Humanity is on the verge of discovering immortality. As a result, the avatar of Death is cast down to Earth to live a mortal life in Mumbai as twenty-something Laila Starr. Struggling with her newfound mortality, Laila has found a way to be placed in the time and place where the creator of immortality will be born. Will Laila take her chance to stop mankind from permanently altering the cycle of life, or will death really become a thing of the past? Nicely drawn. Boom!, 2022....More.

Item Code: MANDL
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
Tripwire has an interview with creator Ram V in the Winter Special 2020-21. We only have eight left at this price [TRIPA20. $12.99, $8.99]. There are just four left of the 2004 Tripwire Annual featuring Hellboy [TRIWI. $20].

THE FEW AND CURSED Crows of Mana'Olana
Recommended. By Felipe Cagno. Art by Fabiano Neves. The Few and Cursed is a supernatural post-apocalyptic alternate-history western, collecting SIX highly popular issues, each more successful on Kickstarter. Mana'Olana is a small town in the Honolulu Mountains, where a bedtime story about giant Crows that kidnap children originated. It turns out the Crows aren't exactly fiction. Enter the tough and mysterious Redhead, a Curse Chaser looking to help those in need, for the right price — water. Because 90% of the water on the planet disappeared over night! Humankind has learned to adapt at any cost, and water has become the currency of the world. It's no wonder evil has blossomed in ways that were previously unimaginable.Clover Press, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: FEWCH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 232pg, Full Color
$45.00 $39.95

Collects #1-5. By Andy Eschenbach & Brian Level. Art by Kate Sherron. The Old West springs to afterlife in otherworldly color! He may have died at high noon, but he'll be back in the saddle by midnight! Outlaw Roy Mason has come back from the dead, chained to the tombstone that marked his grave. It's a lawless time, a magical time, and the undead Roy soon finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place as he sets out in search of treasure. IDW, 2021....More.

Item Code: CHAG
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$17.99 $16.50
See more western graphic novels on our website: Tex, Pulp, Outlaw Territory (on sale), Larrigan, and more.

By Andrew Lloyd Webber. Adapted by Cavan Scott. Art by Jose Maria Beroy. Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's world-famous, multi-award-winning musical that has been playing continuously around the world for over 33 years comes this fully authorized graphic novel adaptation. In 1881 the cast and crew of a new production, Hannibal, are terrorized by the Phantom of the Opera, a mysterious, hideously disfigured man who lives beneath the Paris Opera House. Hopelessly in love and obsessed with one of the chorus singers, the Phantom will stop at nothing to make her the star of the show, even if that means murder. Titan, 2021....More.

Item Code: PHANOPH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 112pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
You'll find more Phantom of the Opera in the Basil Gogos 2022 Calendar, Lon Chaney Speaks, and The Art of Hammer Posters.

THE AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD and Other Curious Objects
Highly Recommended. When Emperor Zombie threatens the safety of all life on earth, President Lincoln enlists the aid of a mechanical head. With the help of associates Mr. Groin (a faithful manservant) and Mr. Dog (a dog), Screw-On Head must brave ancient tombs, a Victorian flying apparatus, and demons from a dimension inside a turnip. This collection of oddbeat Mike Mignola creations also includes five more short-shorts like "The Magician and the Snake" and the wild "Prisoner of Mars," a rare sci-fi departure for Mike. Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: AMASC
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99
Click here for more Mike Mignola creations.

MALIKA Warrior Queen Volume 2
Collects Fallen Queen parts 1 and 2. By Roye Okupe. Art by Sunkanmi Akinboye, Etubi Onuchyo, and Toyin Ajetunmobi. An historical fantasy set in 15th century West Africa, by an all-star team from Nigeria. After years of moving in the shadows, Malika is forced out of hiding by the Olon Jin — ancient sorcerers imprisoned for centuries because of their obsession with dark magic. In their sights is the Fire and Frost stone, a relic that holds the combined power of two legendary dragons. On her journey to Egypt to retrieve the stone, Malika uncovers a sinister plot that predates her own five-hundred-year-old legend as Warrior Queen and threatens to end humanity. Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: MAL02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 280pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Volume 1 is still available [MAL01. $24.99, $21.99].

Collects #1-5. Recommended. By Scott Lobdell. Art by Anthony Marques, J. Bone et al. Cover by Lee Weeks. The Green Hornet and Kato have met their fair share of villains over the years, but when an alien infant crashes to Earth, the two heroes must keep him safe from a whole new type of nemesis. Are they prepared to take on a series of dark and deadly enemies willing to stop at nothing and do whatever it takes to save the child? Animation style art. Dynamite, 2021....More.

Item Code: GREHOR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99
More Green Hornet in The Art of John Cassaday, Babes in Arms, H.J. Ward (pulp art) and his big little books are covered in The Golden Age of Big Little Books.

Highly Recommended. By Robert E. Howard et al. Art by Virginie Augustin and Gess. Robert E. Howard's Conan uncensored, as this popular (and very well drawn) series continues! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual in a graphic novel story, then read REH's original story straight from Weird Tales from 1934 and 1935. Two complete stories, "Iron Shadows in the Moon" and "The Man-Eaters of Zamboula!" Mature Readers. Ablaze, 2021....More.

Item Code: CIMM03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
The Cimmerian Vols 1 and 2 remain available [CIMM01H, CIMM02H. $24.99 ea].

CURSED PIRATE GIRL The Devil's Cave Volume 1
Highly Recommended. By Jeremy Bastian. Cool! A new Pirate Girl story by the same creator, in his trademark, intricately detailed and imaginative style. In the long awaited continuation of Cursed Pirate Girl, her loyal companion Pepper Dice reveals that there's still time to bring back her father, the Pirate Captain Douglas! If she can escape the Sea King's Palace with The Bright Star, will she be bold enough to enter The Devil's Cave in the hope of bringing her father back? Or will the Devil Jonah and his minions stop her? Includes a double fold-out centerfold! Boom!, 2021....More.

Item Code: CURP01
Comic, 7x10, 48pg, Full Color
Jeremy Bastian's work also appears in Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream where he gives us his own interpretation of McCay's fantasy world. [LNDRH. $125, $50].

2022 Calendars


We are continuing to sell out on our 2022 calendars. SOLD OUT are Luis Royo, Bosch, Tolkien and Women of Myth.

Titles ALMOST GONE: Boris & Julie Bell, Dragons by Ciruelo, Alice in Wonderland, Vintage Westerns and Vintage Golden Age Comics, Erte, Heath Robinson, Fantasy Art, Zoological, Fractals, Pulp, Zoo ABC, and George R.R. Martin.

ADULT titles ALMOST GONE: Girls, Lingerie (both), Pole Dancers, Erotic Photography, Hot Naked, Wet and Wild and Lorenzo Spurlonga.

We ordered up on our bestselling adult titles, so we still have copies of Mystique Exposed [MY22. $19.95], Retro Pin-Ups [RETP22. $14.99] and XXplicit Babes [XXBN22]. Bestselling Hot Naked Girls is sold out.


Marvel Comics Archives


THE X-MEN Omnibus Volume 1
Collects #1-31, 1963-66. New printing. Highly Recommended. In 1963, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced their latest costumed creations to the burgeoning Marvel Universe. Cyclops, the Beast, Iceman, the Angel, Marvel Girl — and their leader, the mysteriously-named Professor X! Billed them “The Strangest Super-Heroes of All!” and while their mutant powers were certainly weird, the binding concept of this band of heroes — a group feared and hated for being different — was pure Marvel relevance and these first stories are as captivating today as ever. Marvel. 2021. ...More.

Item Code: XMEN01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 776pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

DOCTOR STRANGE Omnibus Volume 1
Collects material from Strange Tales #110-111, 114-146 & Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2, 1963-66. Our Highest Recommendation. From Doctor Strange's eerie Greenwich Village home, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created new dimensions and otherworldly terrors unlike anything seen before in comics. Here's the origin story and the first years of adventures. Experience the debut of iconic characters including Baron Mordo, Eternity, Dormammu and the Mindless Ones — as well as Strange's faithful servant Wong, and the mystic mistress Clea! Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: DRST01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 456pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

HAWKEYE Epic Collection Volume 1 The Avenger Archer
Recommended. Here is Hawkeye's career from his debut as a foe of Iron Man and love interest to the deadly Black Widow; the sharpshooter soon reformed and joined the mighty Avengers, becoming a force for good—and a thorn in Captain America's side! Hawkeye's hidden history, his size-changing stint as Goliath and team-ups with Spider-Man and Ant-Man, his battles with the bizarre Death-Throws, and more! Plus, the heroic career of Hawkeye's bride-to-be Mockingbird! Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: HAWK01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 432pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $34.99

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 6
Collects Savage Sword of Conan #73-87 and Marvel Super Special #21. Highly Recommended. In this massive Omnibus collection, writer Michael Fleisher hits his stride with a series of mold-breaking Conan tales like “The Temple of the Twelve-Eyed Thing,” “Demons of the Firelight” and “Dominion of the Bat” — illustrated by top talents including Alfredo Alcala, Ernie Chan and, of course, the one and only John Buscema! Meanwhile, X-MEN superstar Chris Claremont pens an adventure that pits Conan against the minions of Thoth-Amon in a tour de force drawn by Val Mayerik! Roy Thomas is also on hand to tell solo stories of Conan's “Red Nails” colleague, Valeria. Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: SAVS06H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 1016pg, b&w
$125.00 $105.00

Collects Iron Man #129-144, 1979-81. Art by Jerry Bingham et al. Continues the timeless David Michelinie and Bob Layton run. Tony Stark recovers from his problems with the bottle by throwing himself into globetrotting business (and pleasure), but his enemies aren't giving him an edge: The All-Devourer awaits in Hong Kong, the Titanium Man is ready to tango in Times Square and Force makes his brutal debut in the Bahamas! Still, sometimes it's your friends you need to worry about the most: Can Stark beat back a hostile takeover of his company by Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.? What the...?? Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: MMIM14H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 336pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
Click here for more X-Men, Doctor Strange, Hawkeye, Savage Sword of Conan, and Iron Man.

DC & EC Archives


Collects Batgirl #35-52, Annual #3, Secret Origins #10 and Sneak Peek: Batgirl #1. Story and art by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr. Barbara Gordon's ready for a fresh start. She's packing her bags, crossing the bridge, and heading to Gotham's coolest neighborhood: Burnside. And when a freak fire burns up her costume and gear, Babs has the chance to become a whole new Batgirl! But she barely slips on her new DIY costume before Batgirl starts trending as Gotham's first viral vigilante — and attracting a new wave of enemies who want her social-media spotlight for themselves. DC Comics, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: BATGBH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 552pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00
There's a lot more Batgirl on the website.

EC ARCHIVES Crime Illustrated
Our Highest Recommendation. Collects #1-3, 1955-56. Contained here is the complete run, two magazine-format issues and the unpublished #3! This was the innovative “Picto-Fiction” magazine that EC created to circumvent the newly created Comics Code, and to break into a more adult comic reading market. Illustrated prose, with one or two large panels per page, tales of frightening crimes, daring heroes, and dangerous psychopaths. Brilliantly illustrated by Reed Crandall, Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Graham Ingels, Johnny Craig, George Evans, Jack Davis and Bernie Krigstein. Dark Horse, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: ECACIH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 192pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99
Click here for all available hardcover volumes, including coming titles, and for the new inexpensive softcover series which I highly recommend.

Collects 26 issues plus the complete Hunger Dogs GN and a lost story. Jack Kirby's mind-boggling "Fourth World" saga continues. Kirby came to DC Comics in 1970 to write and illustrate four interlocking series known collectively as "The Fourth World." Now, DC collects Kirby's entire runs on these four series — The New Gods, The Forever People, Mister Miracle and Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen. DC Comics, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: ABFW02H
Hard Cover, 9x13, 824pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00
Volume 1 is in stock [ABFW01H. $150, $125].


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.

Philip Jose Farmer & Tarzan


Signed by John Solie, Keith Howell, Henry G. Franke III, Win Scott Eckert, and Christopher Paul Carey! Limited, 250. Gold-embossed binding, color jacket. Most people familiar with Philip José Farmer know of his Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke. Less well known are the many other articles, essays, letters, and speeches Farmer wrote about Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan over a span of decades. This collection brings many of these together culminating in the high point of actually interviewing Lord Greystoke himself! Fine cover painting by famed movie poster artist John Solie and interior illustrations in both color and b&w by Keith Howell. Meteor House, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: MANWMH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 260pg, Text/Partial Color
Also available in softcover [MANWM. $20].

THE MONSTER ON HOLD Hardcover Signed
Signed by Win Scott Eckert, Douglas Klauba, Chuck Welch, and Mark Wheatley! Limited, 200. Gold embossed binding, wraparound jacket and 4 color plates unique to this edition. The long-awaited sequel to A Feast Unknown, Lord of the Trees and the Mad Goblin. Philip José Farmer worked on this fourth novel in his Secrets of the Nine series in the 1970s and ‘80s, but never completed it. Using Farmer's manuscripts and notes, Win Scott Eckert, co-author with Farmer of The Evil in Pemberley House, has completed the novel at last. They were known simply as the Nine. Grim and ancient rulers who discovered the key to eternal life 35 thousand years ago, and ever since have held the world secretly in thrall. Now Doc Caliban, Champion of Justice, is taking them on. Meteor House, 2021....More.

Item Code: MONSHOH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 294pg, Text/Partial Color
Also available in softcover, with a different cover [MONSHO. $20]. ERB Inc just announced their next four Tarzan reissues, #13-16, with more fine new covers by Joe Jusko. You can see them all here.

Black Comics & Their Creators


FRIDAY FOSTER The Sunday Strips
Recommended. By Jim Lawrence. Art by Jorge Longaron.The Friday Foster comic strip is the story of a former nightclub "camera bunny" turned photographer's assistant turned fashion model. With an innate inclination to help others and a natural beauty that makes her a magnet for men, Friday often finds herself in some very sticky situations and world-class adventures. Friday was the first mainstream (i.e. nationally syndicated) comic strip starring a black character in the title role, 1970-1974. Packed with extra features, including an interview with Longaron, bio details on writer Lawrence, full details on the 1975 blaxploitation film with an interview with Director Arthur Marks and star Pam Grier. Ablaze, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: FRIFH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
This came in a few weeks ago but after filling advance orders, the rest of our copies were bumped. So we had to wait for a new shipment to announce it here. It's a fun book, just in time for Black History Month.

Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas. Black super-heroes (and others) in U.S. comicbooks! An awesome overview by comics historian Barry Pearl, from Voodah to Black Panther and beyond! Plus an in-depth interview with Dr. William Foster III, author of Looking for a Face Like Mine! FCA features Part 2 of a look at legendary comics painter Norman Saunders by his son David; Mr. Monster's looks at Mad's competitors and imitators. TwoMorrows, 2022....More.

Item Code: AE173
Magazine, 8x11, 84pg, Partial Color
Click here for all available back issues.

INVISIBLE MEN The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books
Our Highest Recommendation. By Ken Quattro. Art by Matt Baker, Adolphe Barreaux, A.C. Hollingsworth, Cal Massey, E.C. Stoner, Owen Middleton, et al. Read the riveting stories of Black artists who drew—mostly covertly behind the scenes—superhero, horror, and romance comics in the early years of the industry. An in-depth, highly original look at each of these important illustrators, offering intimate details of their life and work like never done before. This is a gem of a book, put together by the incredibly painstaking researcher who's offering all comic fans new ground to be enjoyed. Yoe Books. 2020....More.

Item Code: INVMEH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 240pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $29.99
I can't recommend this enough. It's a trail-blazing history, behind-the-scenes in the 1940s and 1950s comics industry. It's an upbeat and revealing inside story of the surprisingly successful black comics illustrators!

News & Notes


Spider-Man Taschen XXL

See the last paragraph of the full description for an update on the numbered copies.

Spectrum Fantastic Art Quarterly - bookplate update

I can hardly believe it, but we blasted through 300 copies of this. That was the limitation of our bookplate, which I imagined would be plenty for a while. Nope…they lasted just a month. Copies from now forward will not have the bookplate, sorry. Our latest catalog still has the old description including the bookplate. This first issue is limited to 1000 copies.

The editors are already hard at work on Volume 2. It with include a feature article on Jeffrey Jones. Like #1's Frazetta feature, it'll be a little different with new details.



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