Berni Wrightson is back in The Monsters Color the Creature Book. We have a new Illustration Magazine and Men's Adventure Quarterly. Alley Oop's new time travel adventures continue. Diego Rivera and Django Reinhart get biographical graphic novels.
I like the look of two more new graphic novels, Not All Robots and St. Mercy. Skies of Venus is a new ERB pastiche. Coming: The Art of Sanjulian revised and a massive new tome on Franklin Booth. Booth strongly influenced none other than Berni Wrightson…
Our brand new catalog, Enric cover, is downloadable now. Print copies ready in March.
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|ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #75 |
Highly Recommended. Featuring the work of Jessie Willcox Smith, considered by many to be one of the greatest illustrators of children's books. She dominated the print world with magazine covers and best-selling books in the early 20th century. Original art, printed tear sheets and covers, and rare, previously unpublished photographs. Next up is sci-fi illustrator John Schoenherr, known for hundreds of paperback and book covers in the 1960s & 70s, from Analog to Dune. Illustrated Press, 2022....More.
Item Code: IL75
Magazine, 9x11, 80pg, Partial Color
|Back issues available, click here.|
|MEN'S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY Volume 1 Number 4 |
Recommended. Art by Mort Künstler, James Bama, Vic Prezio, and Clarence Doore. This issue collects classic stories and artwork from vintage men's adventure magazines that feature "Jungle Girls" — the savage sirens of men's adventure fiction — and special features about two real-life Jungle Girls: travel/adventure writer and pinup model "Jungle Jane" Dolinger and actress Marion Michael, who played Liane, Jungle Goddess! Nudity. Robert Deis, 2022. Mature readers. ...More.
Item Code: MENQ04
Soft Cover, 8x10, 148pg, Partial Color
|The first three issues are all in stock, same price.|
|THE MONSTERS COLOR THE CREATURE BOOK |
Highly Recommended. In 1974, Berni Wrightson self-published this wonderful, oversize collection of his renditions of 20 classic monsters: Swamp Thing, EC's Old Witch, the Undead, Frankenstein of course, Cyclops, Dracula, The Mummy, Uncle Creepy (?). This is early in his career and his detailed illustrations are just wonderful. The original edition is now scarce and sells for $75-$125; it's wonderful to see this new edition. Nakatomi Inc., 2021....More.
Item Code: MONCO
Soft Cover, 11x17, 32pg, b&w
FRANKENSTEIN By Bernie Wrightson
New Softcover Edition. Highly Recommended. By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Art by Bernie Wrightson. Introduction by Stephen King. Bernie Wrightson's masterpiece has long been one of the most collectible of his works and out of print for many years. 44 black and white plates accompany the full text of Mary Shelley's classic novel, featuring the original 1982 introduction by Stephen King. Margaret Brantley contributes a lengthy essay on Shelley's life, a chronology of her life and work, and a piece on the historical context of Frankenstein. Plus Shelley's own introduction to the 1831 edition! Gallery 13, 2021....More.
Item Code: FRANS
Soft Cover, 6x9, 288pg, Text/b&w
|Here is much more by Berni Wrightson, such as the original Stephen King The Stand Portfolio from 1991 [RB1512. $200] and Creepy Presents Berni Wrightson from 2011 [RB1918. $200]. And also his latest Frankenstein edition, Swamp Thing and House of Secrets and House of Mystery Omnibus collections. And Zombie Jam!|
|ALLEY OOP AND THE HUNT FOR THE TEXAS PTEROSAURS 1976 By Dave Graue |
Jan 1 to Dec 31, 1976. Recommended. Great new time-travel stories with the first comics hero to cross time into all the eras of the past. Travel with Alley Oop across the mysterious swamp to the mountain caves of the ancient Texas pterosaur riders, where he trains one (like his own Dinny, back in prehistoric times) to obey him! Then travel to the West Indies where Alley encounters that "big chief of ships," Christopher Columbus, in 1504. Plus adventures in the present day, too. Acoustic Learning, 2022....More.
Item Code: ALLEHF
Soft Cover, 9x8, 108pg, b&w
|This is the second book in the new series which will collect Dave Graue's work, coming out every month or so. The first collects 1975: Alley Oop and the Thorn King of Nerr [ALLETK. $19.95]. V.T. Hamlin's vintage Oop is also being collected. Just published is Alley Oop Book One: Dinny [ALLE01. $19.95], starting with 1932-33.|
Graphic Novels & Archives
|DIEGO RIVERA |
Recommended. By Francisco de la Mora. Art by José Luis Pescador. This impressive and long graphic novel explores the passions and contradictions that turned the prolific and brilliant painter Diego Rivera into an increasingly universal cultural figure. Rivera was a revolutionary painter; by his twenties he was counted among the most influential figures of the Parisian art scene of the early 20th century, including Picasso, Modigliani, Braque, and Gris. Rivera's murals, both in his native Mexico and the United States, reflect the contradictory turbulence of his character and times. Self Made Hero, 2021....More.
Item Code: DIEGRI
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
|DJANGO HAND ON FIRE The Great Django Reinhardt |
Highly Recommended. By Salva Rubio. Art by Efa. Django Reinhardt is a legend. But Django — which may have meant "He who wakens"—-was twice born. A first time in the snow, during the winter of 1910 in a nomadic gypsy family stationed in Liberchies, Belgium. The second in Saint-Ouen, near Paris, in the fall of 1928, when a fire in his caravan mutilated his left hand. Beautifully told story with borderless panels. 16 page afterword with wonderful vintage photos of Django and fellow musicians. Cue the music! NBM, 2022....More.
Item Code: DJAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 88pg, Full Color
|Here's more books dealing with music: Bix by Scott Chantler (a graphic novel, on sale), Vienna: Portrait of a City; Rock Covers 40th Anniversary Edition; Art Sleaves, Heroes of the Blues Cards (R. Crumb).|
|NOT ALL ROBOTS |
Recommended. By Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr. A sci-fi satire and adventure with impressive photo-realistic art from Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Second Coming) and Mike Deodato Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Resistance). In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? AWA Studios, 2022....More.
Item Code: NOTAR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
|Check out more books on robots!|
|ST. MERCY |
Collects #1-4. Recommended. Art by Atilio Rojo. A tale of revenge that spans millenia, from ancient Incan times to the 1800's wild west. When Mercedes Oro, a young missionary on the outskirts of a small frontier town, takes in and cares for a dying outlaw, the outlaw's gang repays her by attacking her mission, killing her family, stealing the golden artifacts she swore to protect, and leaving her for dead with a dagger through her heart. Unbeknownst to the gang, the cursed dagger resurrects Mercedes, and she is reborn as St. Mercy, an avenging angel of death. Image Comics, 2022....More.
Item Code: STMER
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
|STAR WARS The High Republic Adventures Volume 2 |
The High Republic is an unexplored period in Star Wars history, set hundreds of years before the events of the Skywalker Saga — when the Jedi were at their height and Master Yoda was much younger, and still training Padawans in the field. It is here where we find Jedi Padawans Farzala and Qort. On a secret mission, they join an aging Jedi Knight on the starship The Vessel to negotiate a peace treaty with the Hutt crime family. Hey, what could go wrong? IDW, 2022....More.
Item Code: SWHIG02
Soft Cover, 6x8, 128pg, Full Color
|Volume 1 is available [SWHIG01. $12.99]. Here's more Star Wars.|
|DOCTOR STRANGE Epic Collection Volume 5 The Reality War |
Collects Doctor Strange #29-51, 1974 & 4 more issues, 1973-80. Recommended. Roger Stern and Chris Claremont join artist icons Gene Colan, Marshall Rogers and Tom Sutton. Nightmare, D'Spayre and the Dream Weaver twist reality and rend Strange and Clea's souls with inconceivable fears. Baron Mordo returns, armed with the occult secrets of the Vatican. Wong is captured by the Shadowqueen and Clea and Strange must traverse dimensions and battle the demonic N'Garai to save him! Excellent artwork. Marvel, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: DOCST05
Soft Cover, 7x10, 504pg, Full Color
|Here is more Doctor Strange in Epic Collections, Marvel Masterworks, and Omnibus editions. And in the new bargain Mighty Marvel series [MMMDR01. $15.99].|
|WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN By Jason Aaron Omnibus |
Collects Wolverine & The X-Men #1-35, 38-42 (the complete run) & Annual #1, 2011-14. Art by Chris Bachalo. Blockbuster writer Jason Aaron's "incredible, hilarious and touching" Wolverine & The X-Men run in one oversized volume. Wolverine returns to Westchester as headmaster (!) to start over with a new school, a new student body and a lot of surprises! But can Logan — and Beast, Iceman, Rachel Grey, Kitty Pryde, Storm, Husk and Doop do the work? Only if they survive the new Hellfire Club, Krakoa, Sabretooth, an army of mischievous Bamfs, war with the Avengers, the Phoenix Five and more! Marvel, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: WOLXH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 936pg, Full Color
THOR By Jason Aaron Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Thor God of Thunder #1-25; Thor #1-8; Annual #1; Thors #1-4; Mighty Thor #1-12, 2012-15. Jason Aaron and legendary artistic collaborators including Esad Ribić and Russell Dauterman begin a truly epic saga of Thor — whoever he or she may be! The Goddess of Thunder battles Malekith, Loki, Roxxon—and even Odin! But who is she under the mask? And what is this new Thor's terrible secret? Across the ages, gods are vanishing — and the God of Thunder must unite with his past and future selves to stand against Gorr the God Butcher! Marvel, 2022. Due: Apr. ...More.
Item Code: THORJ01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1216pg, Full Color
CONAN THE BARBARIAN By Aaron & Asrar
Collects #1-12, 2019. Recommended. By Jason Aaron. Art by Mahmud Asrar, Gerardo Zaffino et al. The life and death of Conan the Barbarian! Just as his fighting prowess lets him carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death — in the form of the Crimson Witch and wizard Thoth-Amon! In a story that spans Conan's entire life, beasts and comrades from the past are here again, while the Barbarian fights his final battle and meets his ultimate fate — but what lies beyond the veil of life? Could it be...Crom?! Handsomely drawn, a great new story and yet overview of Conan's long career. Marvel, 2021....More.
Item Code: CONBAAH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 296pg, Full Color
|Of course, there's more Wolverine, X-Men on our website.|
Return to ERB's Venus
|SKIES OF VENUS A Novel of Amtor Hardcover |
By Neal Romanek. Art by Douglas Klauba. Cover by Richard Hescox. Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series. This new novel transports readers back to the mysterious, shrouded world of Amtor that was discovered by Carson Napier in Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novel Pirates of Venus, but this time to experience it through the eyes of an Earthman of the twenty-first century. Virgil Erath is on death row for a crime he didn't commit. But he gets a new beginning when he is mystically transported Venus. ERB, Inc., 2022....More.
Item Code: SKIEVH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 334pg, Text/b&w
|Also available in softcover with all the same art. [SKIEV. $19.95]. Here's more in the Wild Adventures series and all of our Edgar Rice Burroughs novels and art books.|
2022 Calendar Sale
As I write this on Wednesday, February 23, we are sold out on Royo, Women of Myth and Magic, and Tolkien.
Boris/Julie Bell, Fractal Cosmos, Bosch and Alice in Wonderland are down to 1 copy each.
Vintage Golden Age, Hot Naked Girls and Fantasy Art are down to 2 copies.
Girls 4 copies, Pulp Attack and Pin-Up Girls/Gil Elvgren 5 copies.
We have more of the other titles, but many have fewer than ten left.
We actually ended up with more titles to discount this year than normal, even though we promoted the full list in two catalogs. I am not sure why. Are fewer people using printed calendars? I still use three myself, between my office here at the warehouse and at home, and our kitchen. Click here to see the Adult Calendars, and here to see all 2022 Calendars.
Coming in April
|GLAMOUR ROAD Color, Fashion, Style, and the Midcentury Automobile |
By Jeff Stork & Tom Dolle. This highly visual book explores the seldom-told story of how glamour, fashion, design, and styling became the main focus of automotive marketing from the postwar 1940s through the 1970s. With the expansion of the American suburbs after WWII, women suddenly needed cars of their own. By adopting the fashion industry's yearly model changes, as well as hiring many designers and stylists from the fashion industry, the automobile industry made a direct appeal to the rising sophistication and influence of women. Schiffer, 2022. Due: Apr. ...More.
Item Code: GLAMRH
Hard Cover, 256pg, Full Color
IMAGINE! Automobile Concept Art from the 1930s to the 1980s
Highly Recommended. Patrick Kelley presents a wealth of eye-catching car designs”more than 230 images from eighty-seven different artists”that he has spent over fifteen years gathering and assembling into the Kelley Collection. These artworks are rare survivors, vivid illustrations of the singular work of the men and women who drew and designed the vehicles from their art school days through their later employment with the auto industry's Big Three: GM, Chrysler and Ford. IMAGINE! is a tender tribute to the artists' contributions and imagination, transporting us back to a time in US commercial history when the wildest dreams were encouraged and there was nothing but the open road ahead. Dalton Watson Fine Books, 2020....More.
Item Code: IMAGH
Hard Cover, 12x9, 324pg, Partial Color
|Also available is Auto Erotica: A Grand Tour Through Classic Car Brochures of the 1906's to 1980's.|
|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.|
Coming in May
|SANJULIAN Master of Fantasy Art |
Limited, 1000. Completely Revised New Edition. Our Highest Recommendation. By Manual Auad. Legendary Spanish painter and illustrator Sanjulian is renowned the world over for his incredible covers for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Vampirella, Conan, Eerie and Creepy as well as book covers, posters, private commissions and much more. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the full breadth of Sanjulian's career with an introduction by Joe Jusko, hundreds of beautiful full color paintings and pencil sketches, unpublished illustrations and rarely seen early work along with exclusive photos and artwork from his personal archives. Book Palace, 2022. Due: May. ...More.
Item Code: SANJMH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 312pg, Full Color
|PHOENIX Omnibus Volume 1 |
Highly Recommended. Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and John Byrne weave a galaxy-spanning tale of triumph and tragedy that changed everything for the X-Men, the Marvel Universe — and all of comics! The full, original Dark Phoenix Saga is presented alongside bonus tales illuminating Jean Grey's defining story. Marvel, 2022. Due: May. ...More.
Item Code: PHOE01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 688pg, Full Color
|THE THING Omnibus |
Collects The Thing #1-36, 1983-85, The Hulk & Thing Graphic Novel & nine more issues. By John Byrne et al. Art by Ron Wilson et al. It's clobberin' time as the Fantastic Four's ever-lovin', blue-eyed idol o' millions goes solo! Join the Thing as he takes on all comers — including the Inhumans, Wonder Man, She-Hulk and Spider-Man! After the Secret Wars, the Thing seeks a new life on Battleworld—as Rocky Grimm, Space Ranger! It's action and adventure, mayhem and monsters, love and loss — but is the Thing ready for what awaits him back home? Marvel, 2022. Due: May. ...More.
Item Code: THINH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1160pg, Full Color
|REAL PHOTO POSTCARDS Pictures from a Changing Nation |
By Linda Klich and Benjamin Weiss. The ubiquity of photography and social media today makes it hard to imagine a time when it was not possible for ordinary people to take their own pictures and send them with short messages over long distances. But it was revolutionary when the Eastman Kodak Company, in 1903, unveiled a new postcard camera that produced a postcard-size negative that could print directly onto a blank card. Suddenly almost anyone, amateurs and entrepreneurial photographers alike, could take a picture — of neighbors at home and at work, local celebrations, newsworthy disasters, sightseeing trips — and turn it into a postcard. MFA Publications, 2022. Due: May. ...More.
Item Code: REALPH
Hard Cover, 8x9, 304pg, Partial Color
Coming in September
|FRANKLIN BOOTH SILENT SYMPHONY |
Our Highest Recommendation. The culmination of twenty years of publishing. The entire Flesk team poured months of research and work into making this all-new, freshly designed, 304-page volume that reprises their first book in 2002. This celebrates the life and work of Franklin Booth, who inspired artists from Berni Wrightson to Michael Kaluta. This is THE book on one of the most successful commercial artists of the early 20th century. 365 black and white and 25 color illustrations plus photos and more. Flesk, 2022. Due: Sep....More.
Item Code: FRABSS
Soft Cover, 304pg, Partial Color
|FRANKLIN BOOTH SILENT SYMPHONY Hardcover Edition |
Special hardcover edition, limited. Our Highest Recommendation. The culmination of twenty years of publishing. The entire Flesk team poured months of research and work into making this all-new, freshly designed, 304-page volume that reprises their first book in 2002. This celebrates the life and work of Franklin Booth, who inspired artists from Berni Wrightson to Michael Kaluta. This is THE book on one of the most successful commercial artists of the early 20th century. 365 black and white and 25 color illustrations plus photos and more. Flesk, 2022. Due: Sep....More.
Item Code: FRABSSH
Hard Cover, Partial Color
|The softcover will only be available at the discount price until publication. One copy is available of a different book, Manual Auad's Franklin Booth: American Illustrator. As new condition, 2006. [RB3091. $175]. Inquire about more vintage books by Booth, including the first 1925 collection, with Anne email@example.com.|
Taschen's Little Big Book of Legs has been collected in a smaller, "best of" edition. See all the Taschen books here, including more adult titles..
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The new set of 4 Tarzan books, with new covers by Joe Jusko and added material, will be in our hands by late April. As usual, you can buy the set at a discount or just the individual books. We have all previous books in stock, sets and individual.
The new limited edition At the Earth's Core has taken off in sales and we had to up our orders. If you want matching numbers with your previous Tarzan of the Apes or Princess of Mars (both sold out), place your order now and give us your number. Princess took a year to sell out; Tarzan took a few weeks. This one, I was hesitant but it keeps looking better and better. Phil Normand is coloring St. John's original b&w drawings, and it's packed with Frazetta and other artists in b&w and color.
Pandemonium: A Visual History of Demonology
Advance orders on this were lively, but part of our shipment was damaged so we won't formally announce this until we get more copies. [PANDH. $45].
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