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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MARVEL COMICS LIBRARY SPIDER-MAN Volume 1
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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
|Here's the first two collections, and more on Herriman's work.|
Lovecraft Has Never Been Better Illustrated
|AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS Volume 2 |
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
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.
The Call of Cthulhu [CALLCH.
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
|TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION Remission |
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
|Click here for many more fine graphic novels that were first published in France.|
More Graphic Novels
|BATMAN VS. RA'S AL GHUL |
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
|See our website for more Ra's Al Ghul (and his beautiful and dangerous daughter, Talia Al Ghul).|
|THE MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR |
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.
|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
|CHAINED TO THE GRAVE |
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
|See more western graphic novels on our website: Tex, Pulp, Outlaw Territory (on sale), Larrigan, and more.|
|THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA By Cavan Scott |
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
|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
|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
Volume 1 is still available [MAL01.
|GREEN HORNET Sky Lights |
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
|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.|
|CIMMERIAN Volume 3 |
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.
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
|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
|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
|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
|MARVEL MASTERWORKS THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN Volume 14 |
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
|Click here for more X-Men, Doctor Strange, Hawkeye, Savage Sword of Conan, and Iron Man.|
DC & EC Archives
|BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE Omnibus |
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
|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
|Click here for all available hardcover volumes, including coming titles, and for the new inexpensive softcover series which I highly recommend.|
|ABSOLUTE FOURTH WORLD By Jack Kirby Volume 2 |
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
Volume 1 is in stock [ABFW01H.
|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
|THE MAN WHO MET TARZAN Hardcover Signed |
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.|
|ALTER EGO #173 |
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
|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
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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