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
|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.|
|MEN'S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY Volume 1 Number 3 |
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 Deluxe
| THE ART OF ENRIC Hardcover
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.|
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
|CRUEL SUMMER |
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
|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.|
|CHILDREN OF THE WOODS |
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
|JENNY ZERO IN HIS SHADOW |
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
|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
|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 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
ALLEY OOP AND THE THORN KING OF NERR By Dave Graue
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.|
|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
|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
|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
|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
Volume 1 - matching format, same discounted price [MAD01H.]
Here's more by Michael Allred, including my favorite, Xray Robot [XRAYR.
|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
Also available is Volume 3 [MTOM03H.
|THE VISUAL HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION FANDOM Volume 2 The 1940s|
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
THE VISUAL HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION FANDOM Volume 1 The 1930S
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
THE EARLIEST BRADBURY
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
|SATAN'S TEARS THE ART OF ALEX NINO DELUXE w/ original art|
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.
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.|
TARZAN AND THE CANNIBAL KING
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.|
|LES MONDES DE WALLACE WOOD |
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
|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.|
|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
|WOLVERINE WEAPON X Gallery Edition |
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
|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
|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
|Here's She-Hulk in stock now.|
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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