Publisher File Copies from Denis Kitchen. Signed Astro City. Several great new graphic novels and much more. I’m interviewed in the new Comic Book Creator—but you can buy it for the Paul Gulacy cover feature! - Bud
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JOHN SEVERIN TWO-FISTED COMIC BOOK ARTIST Signed
This was a long time coming, but well worth the wait. It comes with one of my all-time favorite bookplates which we made up for it. Don’t miss this.
|TOPS The Complete Collection of Charles Biro's Visionary 1949 Comic Book Series |
Collects Tops #1-2, 1949. Oversized 11x14. Our Highest Recommendation. The extremely rare two-issue adult comics experiment created by Charles Biro and Lev Gleason Publishing in 1949. Some of the best craftsmen working in comics at that time drew these pulpy, sexy, and melodramatic stories: Dan Barry, George Tuska, Reed Crandall (pre-EC crime tales), Bob Fuji et al. Also articles by Dashiell Hammet and actor Melvyn Douglas. Profusely illustrated and informative Introduction by editor and historian Michael T. Gilbert (with Bill Spicer) and a whopping 27 beautifully illustrated Biographical & End Notes by Gilbert and Roger Hill! Fantagraphics, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: TOPSH
Hard Cover, 11x14, 216pg, Full Color
|YOSHITOSHI One Hundred Aspects of the Moon |
Highly Recommended. Edited by Bas Verberk. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-92) was the last great woodblock print master of the ukiyo-e tradition. With his distinctive dramatic line and use of gorgeous colors, Yoshitoshi was soon recognized by his contemporaries as the most outstanding woodblock artist of his time. This is his greatest achievement. The 100 works here brings to life the history and mythology of ancient Japan—with the moon as part of each. Minor nudity. Outstanding work! Walther König, Köln. 2022....More.
Item Code: YOSHOH
Soft Cover, 8x9, 144pg, Full Color
|Here is more Japanese artwork, from Kyosami Nuyasaki and 36 Views of Mount Fuji, to Manga Yokai (horror) Stories. Japan Awakens is a good overview of woodblock prints [JAPAWH. $29.95]. We have only three left.|
|COMIC BOOK CREATOR #27 Bud Plant Interview Pt 1 |
Highly Recommended. Edited by Jon B. Cooke.The lead-off feature is part one of "a fascinating chat with distributor, publisher, and mail-order bookseller supreme Bud Plant, his early years and first forays as San Jose comic shop proprietor”at 16!" - Profusely illustrated with vintage fanzines, comics and art. Then Paul Gulacy is celebrated in an extensive retrospective by Greg Biga that includes memories from the artist himself and a vast array of peers.Plus an extended Joe Sinnott memorial. TwoMorrows, 2022....More.
Item Code: CBCR27
Magazine, 8x11, 80pg, Partial Color
|Here are back issues. I was also interviewed recently for the website Comicbookhistorians.com. Although there is a fair bit of overlap, these are entirely different interviews, oneby Jon Cooke. The Comic Book Historians interview is online both as audio and transcribed, and it was done by my good friend Alex Grand.|
|ALTER EGO #174 |
Highly Recommended. Cover by C.C. Beck! Edited by Roy Thomas.A feisty and informative article with Captain Marvel co-creator C.C. Beck himself — plus a fabulous feature on vintage cards created in Spain and starring The Marvel Family! In addition: Dr. William Foster III on Black super-heroes, (conclusion), early rivals of MAD magazine; John Romita's 1974 concept art for Wolverine; From the Tomb presents "Executions: Pre-Code Style," Tribute to Richard Corben and much more. TwoMorrows, 2022....More.
Item Code: AE174
Magazine, 8x11, 80pg, Partial Color
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|BARE BONES Volume 9 Winter 2022 |
Recommended. Inside this latest issue, the eclectic mix of content you've come to expect: A.E. van Vogt’s “Voyage of the Space Beagle” and its on-screen offspring; a look at Eurospy films of the “˜60s; Joe Gores’ DKA File Series; revisiting Robert Culp’s & Bill Cosby's 1970s classic TV series, Hickey & Boggs; a guide to the steamy 1950s digest, Sure Fire Detective Stories; reviews of horror manga; Sleaze Alley; the sci-fi work of John Wyndham; and The Day of the Triffids. Profusely illustrated. Cimarron Street, 2022....More.
Item Code: BARE09
Soft Cover, 6x9, 114pg, Text/b&w
|Here’s all available back issues.|
|WILL EISNER'S HOW TO AVOID DEATH & TAXES AND LIVE FOREVER |
Warehouse Find. First printing from 1975. Recommended. By Will Eisner. The famed creator of The Spirit and the inventor of the graphic novel produced and self-published a series of "Gleeful Guides" in the 1970s that are little known to most of his fans. A tongue-in-cheek look at the only two subjects which Benjamin Franklin said were certain in life. Filled with great Will Eisner art throughout. Created in 1975, three years before his seminal A Contract With God changed the comics medium forever. Poorhouse Press, 1975....More.
Item Code: WEHOW
Soft Cover, 8x10, 64pg, b&w
|HARVEY KURTZMAN'S JUNGLE BOOK|
Warehouse Find. Third printing from 1989. Highly Recommended. Introduction by Art Spiegelman. We won't mince words. This is simply one of the most influential comic creations of all time. Created in 1959 by MAD-founder Harvey Kurtzman after two crushing failures (Trump and Humbug), Jungle Book was created for paperback book pioneer Ian Ballantine. It was the very first paperback of all original comics and one of the very earliest graphic novels. Four stories, each parodying an element of popular culture: TV shows Peter Gunn and Gunsmoke; the (comics) publishing industry; and the deep south of the 1950s. Goodman Beaver appearance.Kitchen Sink Press, 1989. ...More.
Item Code: HKJUNG
Soft Cover, 6x11, 140pg, b&w
|HARVEY KURTZMAN THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANT |
Warehouse Find from 2002. Recommended. Introduction by Denis Kitchen.In 1960 the late comics genius Harvey Kurtzman created a marvelous beatnik take on the ancient Aesop fable. The comic story, in many ways, reflected his own attraction to the beat movement and his internal ant vs. grasshopper struggle. The only previous appearance of this poignant story was decades ago in Esquire magazine, where the panels were reproduced small and blurry. The story remained forgotten and unknown, even to most Kurtzman fans. Denis Kitchen Publishing, 2002....More.
Item Code: HKGRAH
Hard Cover, 8x8, 80pg, Full Color
|MICHAEL KALUTA SKETCHBOOK |
Almost Gone! Warehouse Find from 1993. Recommended. This sketchbook is a collection of drawings the artist did from 1972 to 1992, many being published for the first time in this book. Mostly black and white with some full color throughout and a four page insightful commentary from the artist himself! Includes work from The Shadow, Starstruck, Tarzan etc. As-new copies run about $50 on the net. Kitchen Sink Press, 1993. Out of print. Condition: Covers are scuffed at the edges, front and back. Best copies will be sent first. ...More.
Item Code: MWKSS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 90pg, Partial Color
|Also available is the signed & numbered hardcover. Only two copies available. These are all from publisher Kitchen Sink’s long-preserved stock. We’ll have two more titles to list next week.|
|HELLCOP Volume 1 Welcome to Hell |
Collects #1-5, 2021. Highly Recommended. When mankind first broke through the walls between dimensions, nothing could have prepared them for what they would find in Known Reality Plane 1301-A: it was absolute Hell. Literally. A covert security force was quickly assembled to patrol the Hellplane and ensure that none of the nastier denizens made their way Earthside — such as demons! They were dubbed the Pan-Dimensional Security Corps. The HELLCOPS. Image Comics, 2022....More.
Item Code: HELLC01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
|SACRED SIX Volume 1 Numerology |
Collects #1-6, 2021. By Christopher Priest. Art by Jae Lee et al.The all-new Draculina, Pantha, Nyx, and Chastity have been brought together in Ashthorne in an effort to avert all-out war against nearby Sacred, Georgia. But Ashthorne has a deadly secret, Sacred has a deadly purpose, and lurking in the shadows is Lilith, the immortal sorceress and mother to Vampirella. Bonus 47 full page covers & variant covers by Linsner, Chew, Parrillo, Reis, Texeira, chung, Sanders et al. Dynamite, 2022....More.
Item Code: SAC01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 152pg, Full Color
|THE NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE Volume 1 |
Collects #1-6, 2021. By James Tynion IV. Art by Alvaro Martinez. How do you think the world will end? Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter — well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little.off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It’s beautiful, it’s opulent, it’s private.. “10/10.One of the best horror reading experiences in recent memory.” -Horror DNA. DC Comics, 2022....More.
Item Code: NICE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
|THE LIONS OF LENINGRAD |
Recommended. By Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem. Art by Thomas Du Caju.When the German army begins its invasion of Soviet Russia, four children are evacuated to the countryside: Maxim, the son of a senior Communist Party official; Pyotr, the son of writers; Anka, the daughter of a concert violinist; and Grigory, the son of a pilot that was executed for insubordination. The farm where they are staying is attacked and the train that is supposed to take them to safety is blown to bits by German planes. The four children must fight through enemy lines but that is only the beginning of one of the most prolonged and destructive sieges in history. Two and half desperate years that will push their friendship — and their lives — to the limit. Dead Reckoning, 2022....More.
Item Code: LIONL
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color
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|LEONARD COHEN On a Wire |
By Philippe Girard.This opens on the last night of his life in 2016. Alone in his final hours, the beloved writer and musician ponders his existence in a series of flashbacks that reveal the ups and downs of a storied career. Already in his thirties, he recorded his first album to widespread international acclaim. He encountered a who’s who of musical luminaries: Lou Reed, Nico, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, and Phil Spector, who held a gun to Cohen’s head during a coke-fueled, all-night recording session. Drawn & Quarterly, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: LEONH
Hard Cover, 7x9, 120pg, Full Color
|LIFE OF CHE An Impressionistic Biography |
By Héctor Germán Oesterheld. Art by Alberto Breccia and Enrique Breccia. One of the most anticipated volumes in the Alberto Breccia Library. Originally released as part of a graphic biography series in January 1969, it came out in Argentina only a year after Ernesto “Che” Guevara had died and reached an audience beyond comics readers. In the 1970s, the military government raided its publisher, destroying the means to reprint the book. The comic was presumed to be lost to history, until a publisher in Spain restored it in 1987. It has never been translated into English until now. Fantagraphics, 2022....More.
Item Code: LIFCH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 88pg, b&w
|Here are more graphic novel biographies. I try to bring in most of them.|
|ASTRO CITY METROBOOK Volume 1 |
Bookplate Signed by Busiek, Anderson & Ross-available with only the first 20 copies sold. Collects Volume 1 #1-6 & Volume 2 #1-12, plus Wizard Presents Astro City #½, 1995-97. By Kurt Busiek. Art by Brent Eric Anderson et al. A hero dreams of flight. An alien spy prepares for invasion. A young man is mentored by a hero with dark secrets. A street criminal discovers a hero's identity. And much, much more. Step into a world of heroes and see them from a whole different perspective. These are the multiple-award-winning stories that began the epic series and changed how we think about superheroes. Image comics, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: ASTC01
Soft Cover, na, 496pg, Full Color
|WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE AND DONALD DUCK Treasure Under Glass Don Rosa Library Volume 3 |
Back in print. Recommended. By Don Rosa.The third complete, chronological book of Duck epics by Don Rosa. Standout stories in this latest Scrooge and Donald volume include "Treasure Under Glass": a tale of ships, scoundrels, and the world's biggest diving bell! Then "War of the Wendigo" pits Scrooge and the Peeweegah Indians against a piggish profiteer — while in "Return to Xanadu," a quest for Kublai Khan's gold leads the Ducks back to Carl Barks' lost world of ... ah, but that would be telling! Plus bonus art & factoids. Fantagraphics, 2015. ...More.
Item Code: WDU03H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
|The first two volumes are currently out of print. However the deluxe set is still available but it’s also out of print. We have only three left:|
THE COMPLETE LIFE AND TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK Deluxe Edition Signed
Almost Gone! Signed Bookplate! Highly Recommended. From his shoe-shining boyhood in Glasgow, Scotland, to his gold-hoarding adulthood in Duckburg, Scrooge McDuck has lived a life of legend— begun by Scrooge's creator Carl Barks and carried on in Don Rosa's signature series. Now join Scrooge, Flintheart Glomgold, Goldie O'Gilt, and more for the most amazing edition ever of Scrooge McDuck's biography. The original twelve chapters — and the many "in-between" chapters and related stories — and every last cover and pin-up are all in this money bin-sized book, complete with a coin (his first dime) set into the cover, and a deluxe hardcover binding! Fantagraphics, 2021. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. Out of print. ...More.
Item Code: COMLD
Hard Cover, 10x14, 568pg, Full Color
|CONAN THE BARBARIAN The Original Marvel Years Epic Collection Volume 5|
Collects Conan the Barbarian #60-71; Conan Annual #2-3, 1976-77. Recommended. Conan and pirate queen Bêlit reave a path across the high seas and into the jungles of the Hyborian Age. They encounter the Lord of the Lions and Conan gains the name Amra in one of the greatest Conan adventures of all time! Master storytellers Roy Thomas and John Buscema follow with an exploit that brings Conan, Kull and Red Sonja pitted against one another! Also featuring full-color renderings of black-and-white Conan stories by Jim Starlin and John Buscema, an adaptation of the very first Conan adventure, and the rare "Crawler in the Mists"! Marvel, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: CONBE05
Soft Cover, 7x10, 360pg, Full Color
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|X-MEN Epic Collection Volume 20 Bishop's Crossing |
Collects Uncanny X-Men #281-288; Annual #16; X-Men #4-9; Annual #1, 1992; Ghost Rider #26-27, 1990-92. Story and art by Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Johnny Wagner, John Romita Jr. et al.The coming of Bishop! The reunited X-Men have expanded into two squads — and while the blue team takes on Omega Red and learns secrets of Wolverine’s past, the gold team brokers peace with the Hellfire Club! But when advanced Sentinels crash the party, one X-Man may not survive! Then, guns blazing, the man called Bishop arrives from the future, pursuing hundreds of escaped convicts through time — and finds himself stranded in the present! Marvel, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: XMEP20
Soft Cover, 7x10, 512pg, Full Color
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|BLACK ADAM Box Set |
By Geoff Johns. Art by Gary Frank. Thousands of years before Billy Batson became a magically-empowered hero, the wizard Shazam selected another champion. Teth-Adam or “Mighty Adam” began as a hero of humanity, but then allowed his power to corrupt his ideals and desires. Now labeled Black Adam, he was exiled by Shazam, but returned in the modern day. A frequent enemy to Earth’s heroes, Black Adam believes he is the right person to lead humanity and any action he takes is necessary for the greater good. In Black Adam/JSA: Black Reign (New Edition), Black Adam brings old world justice to Kahndaq as Hawkman seizes control of the JSA and brings them to the turbulent Middle East for an epic battle! In Shazam! Volume 1, young orphan Billy Batson has bounced from foster home to foster home, but when he’s drawn to the Rock of Eternity, he is imbued with powers beyond those of any mortal man! Can he learn how to handle those powers in time to defeat Black Adam? Weaving together tales of a world after the Infinite Crisis, Black Adam: Rise and Fall of an Empire follows Teth-Adam, better known as Black Adam during the year without Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman! DC Comics, 2022. Due: Jul. ...More.
Item Code: BLADA
696pg, Full Color
|BLACK PANTHER The Early Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1 |
For the first time the complete classic adventures of the Black Panther — first a line of Omnibus editions! In the 1960s, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created one of the most iconic super heroes ever conceived, the regal king of Wakanda — the Black Panther. Roy Thomas, joined by top artists including John Buscema, brought the Panther into the ranks of the Avengers and delved into his origins and backstory. Then, Don McGregor launched T’Challa’s first solo series. His “Panther’s Rage” was an adventure so huge it ranged across the savannah, into the deepest jungles and over snow-topped mountains. Complete with original letters pages and an extensive trove of bonus material. Marvel. 2022. Due: Jul. ...More.
Item Code: BLP01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 912pg, Full Color
|Here are more Black Panther collections. Three are now on sale.|
|MARVEL MASTERWORKS CAPTAIN AMERICA Volume 14 |
Collects Captain America #247-260, 1980-81. By Roger Stern and John Byrne, Gene Colan and Mike Zeck. These Cap adventures begin with the Machinesmith and his army of robot replicas! Then, our hero winds up in an even tighter spot — in a race for the presidency?!? Next, Batroc is back with Mr. Hyde and Cobra by his high-jumping side! The Stern/Byrne run concludes with a timeless tale of horror from Cap’s war-torn past as Baron Blood seeks to conscript Cap into the army of the undead. Marvel, 2022. Due: Jul. ...More.
Item Code: MCA14H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 328pg, Full Color
|Volumes 11-13 are still available at the same discounted price. Click here for more Captain America.|
|IN THE TEMPLE OF THE SELF: The Artist's Residence as a Total Work |
Twenty homes and villas of artists are works of art themselves. Starting with the Villa Stuck in Munich — the life’s work of the aristocratic Symbolist Franz von Stuck — this unique volume reveals artist’s houses! Sir John Soane, London; William Morris’ Red House; Tiffany House, New York City; Mortimer Menpes, London; the Fernand Khnopff Villa, Brussels; Jacques Majorelle’s villa and garden, Marrakesh; Kurt Schwitter, Hanover; and Max Ernst’s house, Arizona. Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2022. Due: Jul. ...More.
Item Code: INTEMH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 376pg, Full 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.|
THE ART OF CRAIG ELLIOTT - $75
ROUGH WORK Frank Frazetta - $150
SPECTRUM Volume 21 - $100
JACK KIRBY: Masterworks - $100
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Serpieri/Lo Scarabeo News
Our pallet arrived this week. Watch the New Arrivals for relistings of the Druuna series, the Serpieri Eros and West books, and new card and tarot sets by Serpieri and by Milo Manara. Full listings will appear in the next two emails.
Illustrator’s Quarterly Glamour Special mis-bound
We’ve found several copies (but not all) with a repeated set of pages replacing the proper set. If you bought one from us, look to see pages 133-140. If you find 117-124 repeated, contact us and we’ll make it right. We’re down to 12 copies; this is being reprinted in June but it will be August until we have more.
The IQ ERB Special was retitled a Tarzan special because so much of it is devoted to the Ape-Man and, specifically, to artist Joe Jusko’s work. We’re featuring this on our next catalog’s cover, using Tarzan and the Ant-Men, which was done as a cover for the new ERB Inc Tarzan editions. It’s a great piece, and Joe was pleased to see it featured on our cover! We’re essentially out of copies but I’m hoping our reorder comes in soon…
Upcoming are books by Brad Kunkle, Arthur Adams, and Rachel and Terry Dodson. The Art of Franklin Booth ended a very successful Kickstarter campaign and we expect to see copies in August or September. We already pre-sold 20% of our allocated Publisher Hardcover Editions.
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