Thursday, May 26, 2022

Artist Earle Bergey, Marvel’s Demon Days, Dune, Firefly, Spider-Man, Alex Nino and retro Mickey Mouse.

A retro 1930s style Mickey Mouse; Earle Bergey featured in Illustration Magazine; Marvel Universe reimagined in medieval Japan; Dune; Firefly; Spider-Man. Trailblazers looks at the Canadian Golden Age; Yo Shimizu's "beautiful scenes" art; ten more Classics Illustrated on sale. And the top 15 2022 Bestsellers so far this year. Enjoy.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY was May 4th. We are down to 12 titles left, plus a few for-sale vintage bargains. And several are nearly gone as I write this. Add three titles to any order, six for orders over $50.

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Our Highest Recommendation. I love this! It's the old Mickey in a 1930s-style adventure told in a daily comic strip format but in full, rich, warm colors. -Bud. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow go camping to forget the Great Depression. But when they return to Mouseton, they find shady real-estate developer Rock Fuller destroying it to build a golf course— with the help of an army of "zombies," transformed from normal citizens with a magic drink! What does Mickey's old enemy Pegleg Pete have to do with this evil scheme— and can Mickey trip it up? Fantagraphics, 2022....More.

Item Code: MMZOMH
Hard Cover, 12x9, 80pg, Full Color
$24.99 $22.99
Here's more of Mickey and of Walt Disney history and art.

Our Highest Recommendation. This issue features the work of Earle Bergey, one of the most prolific and outstanding cover artists of both pulps and vintage paperbacks, but never with a book devoted to him. This is it — his career and dozens and dozens of wonderful cover creations, many from the original artwork. Including early pin-up art and nudes. Illustrated Press, 2022....More.

Item Code: IL76
Magazine, 9x11, 80pg, Partial Color
Back issues, including many long out of print from the two collections we bought recently.

Graphic Novels


DEMON DAYS Treasury Edition
Acclaimed Artist Peach Momoko Reimagines the Marvel Universe! Recommended. A wandering swordswoman with a psychic blade arrives at a village targeted by demons. One is black and white with a horrifying tongue, and another may be the strongest demon there is! Mariko Yashida hears mysterious voices and has strange dreams that feel real. Maybe her redheaded maid who dresses all in black might know more than she lets on? But as Mariko embarks on a wondrous journey, deadly creatures lurk in the woods — including a mysterious, blue-skinned woman and a giant with super-strength and claws! Plus many bonus features, all in a huge oversized format. Marvel, 2022....More.

Item Code: DEMDA
Soft Cover, 9x13, 208pg, Full Color
$34.99 $31.99
Peach Momoko also appears in Heavy Metal #299 (out of print, six left) – [HM299. $9.99] and she does a variant cover in Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy Treasury Edition [AMAFA. $34.99, $31.99].

Collects Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1 & A Whisper of Caladan Seas #1. By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Art by Adam Gorham. Jopati Kolona is one of the Sardaukar: the emperor's elite military unit. The Sardaukar are unbeatable, unbending in their devotion, and feared throughout the galaxy. Tasked with overthrowing the Atreides stronghold on Dune, Jopati will be forced to choose between duty and forgiveness. Meanwhile, as Paul Atreides meets his destiny in battle, Sgt. Vitt must use his family's gift of storytelling as a Jongleur to transport his men from their tomb to their homeworld of Caladan. Boom!, 2022....More.

Item Code: DUNTFH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Collects Firefly: River Run #1 and Holiday Special #1. By David M. Booher (Canto) and Jeff Jensen. Art by Genolet, Federici, Pérez (Xena), and Mascolo. Simon goes undercover into the Alliance to get River away from those that hurt her at any cost. In addition, it's time for a Christmas Carol, Firefly style! Jayne's selfish behavior receives the unwanted attention of three visiting spirits who reveal the hidden past, present and future of Serenity's most...miserly crew member. And finally revealed is the origin of the greatest sibling bond in a story no Browncoat can afford to miss. Extra-thick collection with bonus features. Boom!, 2022....More.

Item Code: FIRRRH
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
See our website for more Dune and Firefly collections.

Comics & Archives


From 1976, the first issue of the 2nd Spidey title. By Gerry Conway, Sal Buscema and Mike Esposito. By the mid-1970s, Spidey fans could thrill to their favorite hero's escapades in "Amazing Spider-Man", his high-octane encounters with other super-types in "Marvel Team-Up," his all-ages adventures in "Spidey Super Stories" and reprints of classic stories in "Marvel Tales" — and still it wasn't enough! Such was the clamor that a second solo title debuted with a focus on the man beneath the mask: the always popular Peter Parker! But fear not, there's plenty of costumed action in this frantic first issue, co-starring the deadly Tarantula. Marvel, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: SPECS01
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN By J Michael Straczynski Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #30-58, 500-514, 509 Director's Cut, 2001-04. Acclaimed screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) begins a run that established him as one of the all-time Spidey greats — joined by the legendary John Romita Jr. They kick things off by introducing an enigmatic stranger with a startling secret about Spider-Man's origin. Wrestling with his separation from Mary Jane, Peter goes back to his roots with a new job — science teacher at his old school. But how will Aunt May react when she learns that Peter is really Spider-Man? Plus: Spidey battles Doctor Octopus, Morlun, Dormammu and more, and teams up with Doctor Strange, Captain America and — Loki?! Marvel, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: AMSJ01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1120pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

TRAILBLAZERS A Tribute to Canada's WWII Comic Creators
Limited, 300. Highly Recommended. A very special homage by contemporary artists, celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the first published Canadian comic books and their creators. Canadian wartime comic enthusiast Ivan Kockmarek has edited an anthology of tributes to Canada's original comic creators by some of the best current creators. Contributors include: Michael Gilbert (on Mr. Monster's creator Fred Kelley, naturally), Ken Steacy, Ho Che Anderson, Dave Sim, James Waley (Orb), Eric Kim, Ronn Sutton (of Dark Horse fame), Ron Kasman et al. North End Books, 2021....More.

Item Code: TRAILB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 56pg, b&w

MR. MONSTER The Original Adventures of Doc Stearne Signed
Signed full color bookplate with new work by Michael T. Gilbert, limited to 300! Our Highest Recommendation. Mr. Monster was one of the many heroes created during the Golden Age of Canadian comics. But Michael T. Gilbert updated this same Mr. Monster in the 1980s, and we've all seen what fun he had with the character. This new collection includes the two original 1940s Mr. Monster stories plus the earlier Doc Stearne stories and covers, all by creator Fred Kelly. Plus never-before seen art, an interview with Kelly, a new afterword by Gilbert and an original pin-up gallery from over two-dozen contemporary Canadian artists! Raid, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: MRMOHS
Hard Cover, 7x9, 110pg, Partial Color

HEROES OF THE HOME FRONT Bell Features Artists of WWII
Almost Gone! Back in stock, very limited supply. Highly Recommended. By Ivan Kocmarek. Forewords by Gerald Lazare and John Bell. A massive 300 page book including 150 full-page reproductions of original art pages, plus backstories and special interviews with the artists. Canada banned American comics during the Second World War, precipitating an explosion of homegrown comics from young publishers and creators. One of these was Bell Features, and it put out comics touting the exploits of heroes like Nelvana of the Northern Lights, the first Canadian super-heroine, who preceded even Wonder Woman. And Johnny Canuck, Speed Savage, The Brain, Nitro, The Dreamer, Doc Stearne (yes, of Mr. Monster fame), and Super Commando. North End Books, 2018. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: HERHFD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 320pg, Partial Color
We have just five copies left of Heroes—by special arrangement the publisher allowed a few more copies after it went out of print years ago. And don't miss War Bears by Margaret Atwood and Ken Steacy, 2019 – just two copies left [WARBEH. $19.99].

Alley Oop


Recommended. First the wrap-up of an adventure in ancient Rome, when our adventures introduce gunfire to the Roman legions. Then a return to prehistoric times for a quick adventure, and off to a sci-fi adventure...our time-traveling caveman and Oola are both stranded on Delfon, a planet of lizard warriors and living, talking vegetables! This volume includes all of the daily strips from 1978, which have never before been reprinted. Manuscript Press, 2022....More.

Item Code: ALLEOP
Soft Cover, 11x9, 104pg, b&w
Click here for previous volumes from 1975, 1976 and 1977 and two new collections by V.T. Hamlin from 1932-34. Both are ongoing series. From the same publisher, Comics Revue carries Alley Oop strips by Hamlin in every issue. And you'll find some more great time-travel out-of-print collections from Kitchen Sink—from 1990 and 1991!

Art & Photography


FLEXIBLE The Art of Yo Shimizu
Highly Recommended. The first collection of Yo Shimizu's work, featuring 160 breathtakingly beautiful and overwhelmingly fantastic landscapes and characters, body armor and creatures. The book introduces a wide variety of Shimizu's work to date, from fully-realized digital art to his prelim landscapes, hand-drawn in water color. These latter works remind us of Miyazaki storyboards. A bonus feature on the making of the cover illustration is included with bilingual Japanese and English text, giving readers a glimpse into the techniques that Shimizu uses when drawing. PIE International, 2022....More.

Item Code: FLEXAR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
$39.99 $36.99
Here are more books like this with anime storyboards and fantasy worlds.

REAL PHOTO POSTCARDS Pictures from a Changing Nation
Recommended. 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 and parades, newsworthy disasters, sightseeing trips—and turn it into a postcard. MFA Publications, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: REALPH
Hard Cover, 9x10, 304pg, b&w
Here are more photography collections on our website: Vienna 1900, Vienna: Portrait of a City, Glamour Road: Color, Fashion, Style and the Midcentury Automobile, The Story of Marvel Studios, 20th Century Alcohol & Tobacco Ads, Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney Animation, Auto Erotica: Grand Tour Through Classic Car Brochures, and Star Wars Archives I-III and IV-VI. And of course nude and erotic photography...

Classics Illustrated


Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Mary Shelley. Art by Robert Webb & Ann Brewster. Cover by Norman B. Saunders. One of the most popular CI titles ever, with a superb cover by the renowned Norman Saunders and good solid if classic 1940s artwork by two talents in a rare collaboration. Mary Shelley's classic gothic horror story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein's life's work: to re-animate the recently deceased. However when he finally achieves his goal, things do not quite work in the way he had hoped— CCS Books, 2016. Out of print....More.

Item Code: CLAFH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 52pg, Full Color
$12.95 $7.95

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Robert Louis Stevenson. Art by Robert H. Webb. Cover by John Parker. Stevenson's tale of the adventures of David Balfour, sold into slavery at sea, and his daring escape— Solid 1940s work from CI veteran Robert Webb, who also worked for Fiction House and the Iger shop. Classic pirate adventure from RLS. Good painted cover. CCS Books, 2017. Out of print....More.

Item Code: CLAKH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 52pg, Full Color
$12.95 $7.95

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Victor Hugo. Art by Norman Nodel. Cover by Gerald McCann. Victor Hugo‘s great work of turbulent times in early 19th Century France, as told through the experiences of the ex-convict, Jean Valjean. Released from prison after years of cruel punishment for a simple misdemeanor, he finds adjusting to life outside the prison walls extremely hard, and the people hostile. Meanwhile, rage brews in the dark, poor underbelly of Paris— How will Valjean's life collide with that of the revolutionary students of the slums? What about the beautiful, innocent Cosette? CCS Books, 2016. Out of print....More.

Item Code: CLALMH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 52pg, Full Color
$12.95 $7.95

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Walter Scott. Art by Rudolph Palais & Walter Palais. TThe adventures of Francis Osbaldistone and his time in Scotland with the famous outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor during the time of the 1715 Jacobite Rising. An uprising doomed from the start, but one that inspired rebellion in Scotland that eventually won their freedom from English domination. Decent artwork by the renowned Rudy Palais, an important figure in comics from the 1940s to the classic pre-code horror of the 1950s. CCS Books, 2017. Out of print....More.

Item Code: CLARRH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 52pg, Full Color
$12.95 $7.95

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Robert Louis Stevenson. Art by Lou Cameron. Well-illustrated — Lou Cameron is little known today but excelled at work in the 1950s at Ace, then moved on to Gilberton to draw some of the best-known classics titles, such as this story of horror. Dr. Henry Jekyll is a well-liked and respected physician. But one drink from his potion and he turns into the mad killer Mr. Hyde...and his new alter ego wants to become a full time madman as Hyde battles for his soul. CCS Books, 2016 Out of print....More.

Item Code: CLADJH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 52pg, Full Color
$12.95 $7.95

Closeout Price! By H. G. Wells. Art by George Woodbridge. Cover by Gerald McCann. Upon meeting Cavor, a physicist, the narrator Bedford becomes deeply intrigued by Cavor's work on a substance that will make spaceflight a reality. The two men design and build a spherical spaceship and upon its completion, shoot off into space to be the first men to visit the moon. And there they discover Alien Life! CCS Books, 2016. Out of print....More.

Item Code: CLAFMMH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 52pg, Full Color
$12.95 $7.95

Closeout Price! Recommended. By Jules Verne. Art by Gerald McCann. When a comet strikes, it breaks off a section of the Earth, sending it spinning into outer space — along with a group of survivors! Can they survive the harsh conditions of their new, reduced world, and if not, how can they possibly get home? These displaced soldiers discover a ship and sailors and set off to explore their new world. CCS Books, 2016....More.

Item Code: CLAOCH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 52pg, Full Color
$12.95 $7.95

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Robert Louis Stevenson. Art by Alex Blum. Stevenson's great adventure tale of young Jim Hawkins, who befriends a retired pirate and is drawn into a story of sea journey, treasure, heroism and betrayal. And of course, the infamous and devious ship's cook turned pirate, Long John Silver, who helps, educates, and yet betrays young Jim in the course of this epic adventure. Classic 1940s work by Alex Blum. CCS Books, 2016. Out of print....More.

Item Code: CLATIH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 52pg, Full Color
$12.95 $7.95

Closeout Price! By H. G. Wells. Art by Tony Tallarico. Cover by David McAllister. Here is a little-known science fiction classic by H. G. Wells. A scientist discovers a new substance which makes animals grow to several times their normal size, but soon the substance enters the food chain and the giant animals run amok! And giant men. CCS Books, 2017. Out of print....More.

Item Code: CLAFGH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 52pg, Full Color
$12.95 $7.95

Closeout Price! First published in 1948. Highly Recommended. By Lewis Carroll. Art by Alex A. Blum. Cover by Taylor Oughton. We think this is some of Alex Blum's finest work for CI. It's an outstanding adaptation, with excellent fantasy art and weird creatures befitting this classic story. One of our favorite Classics. Lewis Carroll's tale of Alice and her adventures down the rabbit hole, where she meets the most eccentric characters including the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. CCS Books, 2016. Out of print....More.

Item Code: CLAAWH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 52pg, Full Color
$12.95 $7.95

Alex Niño on Sale


MIRAGE ART QUEST OF ALEX NINO Volume 2 with Original Drawing
Closeout Price! 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
$250.00 $175.00

The "regular" deluxe limited edition sold out. We have only these left—they sold briskly early on, but I brought in a few too many so I'm lowering the price for a limited time. The original drawing is large and quite nice.

Here is more Niño: We have one copy of Art Quest of Alex Niño, the long out of print 2015 collection. This copy has an original drawing [RB3028. $250]. Also available is his very first art book, Satan's Tears, #113 of 1000, signed, 1977. Book is Near Fine in a good to very good jacket, just reduced [RB1646. $525, $450].

Niño also beautifully illustrated Tarzan and the Cannibal King by Jake Saunders (author of Tarzan and the Martian Legion), a fine new tale of Tarzan when he was 12, before he met any white men. 2017 [TARCKH. $49.99].


Coming in June


Collects #1-20, 1963-65. Recommended. In-depth history by Kurt Busiek. By Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Wally Wood et al. The Spider-Man Library is sold out. Don't miss this new mammoth collection. Super-hero teams had been around since the 1940s, but Thor, Ant Man, the Wasp, Hulk, and Iron Man broke new ground when they joined forces to form the Avengers in 1963. They not only fought together, they occasionally fought each other! The first 20 stories from the Avengers are collected in this Hulk-sized volume, including the Silver Age return of Captain America, and the wild original stories of the early team with The Hulk, in and out of the team, Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man and the Wasp! Taschen, 2022. Due: Jun. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge....More.

Item Code: MARSA01H
Hard Cover, 11x15, 630pg, Full Color
$200.00 $180.00
Looking for slightly more affordable AVENGERS collections? Click here.

3...2...1...Special Sale


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.

We are in the process of marking down 3...2...1... items that haven't yet sold out. Some you may have seen before at full price--they are now on sale. Others are new here. We're marking down about 225 titles, so we've split this into three batches.






2022 Bestsellers


1. SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART QUARTERLY MAGAZINE 1 $25.00 We ran out of the signed bookplate and the issue is virtually out of print; There were only 1000 done. Arnie Fenner had a non-covid health issue to deal with so #2 has been delayed but will be announced soon. It will feature Jeffrey Jones!

2. SQUA TRONT 14 $16.99 We also did a bookplate for this which again ran out, since we limited it to 200. Bargain-priced and touted as the final issue, though we hope not.

3. ART OF ENRIC $49.00 This was a catalog cover feature, an outstanding Spanish artist known for his work in the Warren magazines.

4. ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY SPECIAL #15 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS $38.99 An import from England, this features Joe Jusko in a big way, who's doing the new Tarzan ERB Inc book covers.

5. ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY SPECIAL 13 THE ART OF GLAMOUR $44.99 Also from England, a fine overview of pin-up art since the early days right up to today.

6. HOGAN'S ALLEY MAGAZINE 23 $7.50 A cover feature on Frazetta's tenure with Al Capp's Li'l Abner has made this a stand-out issue. Issued annually.

7. ALLEY OOP 1 SC DINNY V.T. HAMLIN $19.95 See above, first in a series (Volume 2 is out and 3 is imminent) collecting ALL of V.T. Hamlin's first strips.

8. INFECTED BY ART 9 $39.99 With no Spectrum for two years, this annual overview is the place to go to see the best in fantasy art.

9. JOHN SEVERIN TWO-FISTED COMIC BOOK ARTIST SIGNED $39.95 Another bookplate special and we still have plenty of to go with it. Full color, two-sided bookplate signed by author and EC expert Roger Hill.

10. SANJULIAN MASTER OF FANTASY ART $89.00 Another fine Spanish artist gets his own collection and it's a fine one.

11. ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE 75 JESSIE WILCOX-SMITH $15.00 Always popular, but this features the Howard Pyle student Jesse Willcox Smith, a giant in the illustration world in the 1920-40s, and also John Schoenherr, a master science fiction book cover artist.

12. ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY SPECIAL #14 THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WARREN COMIX $38.99 Any books dealing with the Warren illustrators does well—and this isn't even published yet. This is just based on advance orders.Expected in July or August.

13. ALLEY OOP AND THE THORN KING OF NERR SC 1975 DAVE GRAUE $19.95 -Hello, another in the Oop series detailed above. They are popular!

14. TOM KELLEY'S STUDIO $49.95 $39.95 This went to sale-priced and now I wish I'd bought more. It's almost gone.

15. ART OF HERBERT PAUS $44.95 An obscure but fine designer and illustrator from the early 20th century. The first-ever book of his work. This is sold out. But you can see Paus’ work in The Black & White Images Third Annual [IMAA03. $25, $12.50]. Click here for all the on-sale Images magazines & annuals. And click here for still-available books from the publisher, The Illustrated Press.

We'll finish up next week with the next 2022 winners.


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RICHARD CORBEN'S ART BOOK SET: Volume 1 & 2 - $300


RICHARD CORBEN: Flights into Fantasy - $250

COMICS & SEQUENTIAL ART - By Will Eisner - $125


OUTER SPACE SPIRIT: 1952 - By Will Eisner & Wally Wood - $150


SILVERHEELS Signed - signed by Bruce Jones and Scott Hampton - $100

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Sergio Toppi, Carl Barks, Air Warriors, more Classics Illustrated and Joseph Michael Linsner!

A new Sergio Toppi tops my list this week. And Linsner has a new signed sketchbook at long last. Plus Cult Girls, the beautifully drawn KARMEN, Spawn, a new Spider Wild Adventures, more Underwood File Copies, Carl Barks back in print, Air Warriors and ten more Classics Illustrated on sale. And Serpieri!

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COLLECTED TOPPI Volume 7 Sharaz De
Foreword by Walt Simonson. Two stories in full color. Our Highest Recommendation. An extra-thick volume offers tales inspired by the Arabian Nights by comics master Sergio Toppi, exploring a barbaric society where the supernatural is the only remedy to injustice! Sharaz-de, captive to a cruel and despotic king, must each night spin tales to entertain her master and save her head from the executioner. Her stories are filled with evil spirits, treasures, risk, and danger, but ever at their center is the passions of gods and men. Magnetic Press, 2022....More.

Item Code: COLT07H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 216pg, Partial Color
Still available are Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 at $24.99. Volume 6 with slight wear, the only copies we could get, are $24.99, $19.99. [COLT01H, COLT02H, etc].

Signed! Recommended. All new. This 24-page full color sketchbook normally is available at San Diego Comic Con, but due to the cancellation of all shows in 2020, and covid, it's late but available now! Inside is not only Dawn but Wonder Woman, Ghita Dejah Thoris and Game of Thrones beauties. Several full nudes. All previously unpublished. Dynamite, 2021....More.

Item Code: DAW20S
Soft Cover, 7x10, 24pg, Full Color
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Graphic Novels


Collects #1-5. Highly Recommended. Spanish writer and artist Guillem March, best known for his work on Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn, takes up his pen for a cutting-edge story about a highly unconventional angel named Karmen and the young woman she takes under her wing when heartbreak strikes too hard. Packed with intriguing twists and metaphysical musings, this gorgeously drawn series brings tenderness, heart, and humor to the delicate and difficult matters of life and death that we all face. Surreal, almost psychedelic artwork that is striking and fabulous, grabbing us instantly. Abundant nudity. Image Comics, 2022. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: KARMH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 160pg, Full Color
$24.99 $22.99

Recommended. By Natalie Grand and Nikki Powers. Art by Cassandre Bolan. "This beautifully illustrated graphic novel pertains to any cult. Nicely and clearly written, it's a good, if harrowing story." -Trina Robbins. Based on a true story of Talia and her friends as they struggle with growing suspicions that their faith is a patriarchal religious cult. Written by the wife of comics superfan Alex Grand ( It's a story of tremendous courage as these four girls free themselves — told through a feminist lens with cautionary humor. Talia discusses the adversity faced as a young female raised in a cult that values its men over its women, and trying to find herself in the midst of severe peer pressure. Rosa talks about how she was forced into a loveless marriage and struggles to find the means to escape. Sandy and Rochelle hope to fade out of their elder's attention while still trying to maintain a successful marriage. These four women were born, raised and married in the cult and they each have a different path out. Note: corners very slightly bumped. Comic Book Historians, 2022....More.

Item Code: CULTG
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color
Also from Alex Grand/ is Frank Thorne: The Blue Wizard of Comic Arts [FTBLUE. $14.99] Howard Chaykin, Dark Prince of Comics [COMHC. $24.99].

King Agamemnon faces the most crushing dilemma of his life. Kill his beloved eldest daughter? Or forfeit victory in the Trojan War? A father's secret plot clashes with a girl's romantic dreams in this chilling classic play from Ancient Greece. And what will his daughter do when she learns this crushing fate, at just 14 years of age, ready for marriage... The powerful drama by Euripides springs to life anew in a fresh adaptation by writer Edward Einhorn and Eisner Award-winning Age of Bronze artist Eric Shanower (Oz graphic novels, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland). Image Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: IPHIA
Soft Cover, 6x9, 136pg, b&w

Collects #1-6. From the team of Image's Eisner-nominated series Killadelphia,a terrifying new horror series created by acclaimed Marvel writer Rodney Barnes and fan-favorite Spawn artist Jason Shawn Alexander. Untold evil lurks the streets of Baltimore, Maryland as the demon Corson surfaces from the underworld. As Gods and Demons clash, humanity's fate hangs in the balance. But paranormal investigator Nita Hawes — a woman with demons of her own — has set out on a quest to root out the evil from her city. Guided by the ghost of her dead brother, she must come to terms with her own past, or else become a victim herself and join her brother in a state worse than death! Image Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: NIT01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color

By Ed Lavallee. Art by Marcelo Basile. The year is 1977. The King is dead, and the world mourns. But.... When a mysterious briefcase turns up in his dressing room, Bruce, a coke-addled Elvis impersonator, finds himself wedged between a Mob boss out to avenge the death of his only son, and a government conspiracy with far-reaching, world-ending ramifications, all in an attempt to discover the true identity of his father's killer. 16-page cover gallery.Behemoth Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: POPS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 100pg, Full Color

Cautionary Fables and Fairytales Vol 5. Shapeshifters so frightening you shouldn't speak their name. Loup Garrou, trickster rabbits, and spirits — the plains and forests of North America are alive with characters like these in this collection of folklore retold in comics! From Indigenous people of North America: Taino, Navajo, Chickasaw, Metis/Cree, Odawa and more. Eight stories by as many artists. Iron Circus Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: WOMWO
Soft Cover, 6x9, 120pg, b&w
We have three more titles in the Cautionary Fables series. One is on sale at $9.99.

Collects #1-4, 2021. By Mark Millar. Art by Matteo Scalera. Looking like a bearded and aging Sean Connery as James Bond, this is the story of the world's greatest secret agent. who has just six months to live. Can he make up for a lifetime of bad decisions? He's been propping up an unfair system for over forty years. He has nothing to lose when he turns his guns on everyone who ever made a buck creating the mess we're in right now: Presidents, Popes and prime ministers he knows deserve to die! Image Comics, 2022. Mature readers....More.

Item Code: KINSPI
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color

Recommended. Chinese-American detective Edison Hark uncovers the secrets behind the murders terrorizing 1936 Chinatown and their link to his family — but exposing the truth may mean toppling everything he holds dear. Writer Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel) and artist Alexander Tefenkgi (Outpost Zero) wrap up their Chinatown noir starring the first generation of Americans to come of age under an immigration ban...the Chinese.. Image Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: GOAS02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color
The Good Asian Volume 1 [GOAS01. $14.99].

Collects #1-5 & Valentine's Day 2021 Special. By Fred Van Lente and Declan Shalvey. Art by Vincenzo Carratu. Cover by Lucio Parrillo. Vampirella hurtles through space on a Drakulon ship, desperate to uncover a dark mystery...A 100-year-old John Carter of Mars grasps for an awful memory just out of reach...Peter Cannon Thunderbolt battles waves of evil he does not understand...Red Sonja is faced with an impossible choice...Plus a whopping 64 pages of covers & variant covers by a who's who including Arthur Suydam, Kyuyong Eom, Lucio Parrillo, et al, several by each artist. Dynamite, 2022....More.

Item Code: DIEN01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color

RED SONJA Age of Chaos
By Erik Burnham. Art by Jonathan Lau. Cover by Lucio Parillo. The past meets the present with the future of literally everything at stake! The warrior Red Sonja has a plan to keep freshly killed wizard Kulan Gath from resurrecting himself again — but when the plan backfires, it allows a whole new kind of Chaos to infest the Hyborean Age! Will these new beings be any easier to deal with than Kulan Gath, or has Sonja called a worse evil to her world? Plus 63 pages of covers and variant covers by Parrillo, Hetrick, Lau et al. Dynamite, 2021....More.

Item Code: REDSAC
Soft Cover, 7x10, 156pg, Full Color

VAMPIRELLA Seduction of the Innocent Volume 2
Collects #9-14. By Christopher Priest. Art by Ergun Gunduz and Giovanni Timpano. Cover by Lucio Parrillo. Picking up from the end of volume 1, Seduction of The Innocent continues, taking us back to where the series began — the doomed flight of Affirm Air 1969. A warning comes to Vampirella too late as a cadre of her greatest foes execute their plan to destroy the life that she's built for herself on Earth. But who's really behind them? Lilith, or Vampirella's half-brother, Drago? Plus 72 pages of variant covers by Parrillo, Dalton, Castro et al. Dynamite, 2022....More.

Item Code: VAMSED02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 156pg, Full Color

Comic Archives


A classic from 2000 AD's first "golden age". Long out of print, the adaptation of Harry Harrison's science-fiction classic by Kelvin Gosnell and Carlos Ezquerra is back in an impressively thick new edition! James Bolivar diGriz, aka "The Stainless Steel Rat", is many things, including a con man, a thief and a member of an elite law-enforcement agency known as the Special Corps. After escaping the corps, the Rat crosses paths with the beautiful but deadly Angelina. Like Jim diGriz she is also a master criminal, albeit a lot more ruthless. They are a match made in hell! And after marrying Angelina, the Rat has to travel through time to stop a master criminal meddling with the past... Rebellion / 2000AD, 2022....More.

Item Code: STAST
Soft Cover, 8x11, 208pg, Partial Color

Collects Spawn #298-301, 2019. By Todd McFarlane and Scott Snyder. Collected together for the first time, the issues that lead up to and include the record-breaking Spawn #301, which went through three printings. This is the story line that changes everything...Including art from industry giants like Greg Capullo, Jason Alexander, Clayton Crain, Jerome Opeña, and Francesco Mattina, as well as a story penciled by Todd McFarlane himself. Image Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: SPAWRB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
The Spawn Archives Vol 1 and 2 are both in stock [SPAW01, SPAW02. $59.95, $52.50 ea].

Air Warriors


Written and illustrated by Chris Geary. The true exploits of England's Edward "Mick" Mannock, Ireland's George "McIrish" McElroy, and India's Lal "Laddie" Roy. Take to the skies over Europe during World War I as ace fighter pilots engage in battle with primitive machines held together with canvas, wire, wood, and metal. These adventurers, who were drawn to the conflict from as far afield as India, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, would fight to defend their homeland, fight for national pride, and fight — and die — for personal glory. Caliber Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: AIRWW01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 116pg, b&w

Written and illustrated by Chris Geary. Take to the skies over Europe during World War I as ace fighter plane pilots engage in battle with primitive machines that are held together with canvas, wire, wood, and metal. These True exploits of Italy's Francesco Baracca, France's René Fonck, and Belgium's Willy Coppens. Take to the skies over Europe during World War I as ace fighter pilots engage in battle with primitive machines held together with canvas, wire, wood, and metal. These adventurers, who were drawn to the conflict from as far afield as India, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa as well as Europe, would fight to defend their homeland, fight for national pride, and fight for personal glory. Caliber, 2022....More.

Item Code: AIRWW02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, b&w

Written and illustrated by Chris Geary. Russia's Aleksandr Kozakov, Austro-Hungary's Godwin Brumowski...and Germany's Manfred Von Richthofen. Based on historical facts and well researched, each individual pilot's story is thrillingly told in this volume series that serves both as an astonishing read and a fitting tribute to courage, audacity and sacrifice; capturing the kinetic mayhem of the dogfight while briskly illuminating life on the ground on and off the base. Each story becomes much more than the number of victories scored, as vital as that might have been to the final outcome of the war. Caliber, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: AIRWW03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, b&w

By Chris Geary. True exploits of Canada's William Bishop, South Africa's Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor, Australia's Robert Little, New Zealand's Keith Caldwell, and the United States' Edward Rickenbacker. Fighter plane pilots engage in battle with primitive machines that are held together with canvas, wire, wood, and metal. These adventurers came from as far afield as India, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa to fight to defend their homeland, fight for national pride, and fight — and die — for personal glory. Caliber, 2022....More.

Item Code: AIRWW04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, b&w

New Will Murray Spider


THE SPIDER Scourge of the Scorpion Hardcover
Bonus 10,000 word Red Finger vs. Scorpion story and an Afterword. Recommended. By Will Murray. Art by Gary Carbon. Men called the Scorpion the "Deathless One." Rumored to be immortal, he controls the Order of the Purple Eyes, a slave army of criminals who emerge to wreak havoc on mankind during times of social upheaval. His goal: To take over New York City. But how can the Master of Men fight the Cult when his beloved Nita van Sloan has been turned against him while his chief aides lie stricken with incurable lockjaw –– victims of the lethal sting of the Scorpion? Altus, 2022....More.

Item Code: SPIDSSH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 360pg, Text/b&w

Also available in softcover sans the bonus pages. [SPIDSS. $24.95].

Also from Will Murray: Fury in Steel, another new Spider adventure. Hardcover with 32-page bonus story starring G-8 [WILSFH. $60], Softcover [WILSF. $24.95]. The Spider: The Doom Legion Hardcover with 42-page bonus features [SPIDLH. $60], Softcover [SPIDL. $24.95, almost gone].

Here's more by Murray, including new Tarzan and Doc Savage novels. And essays on the history of pulps.


Tim Underwood File Copies


Almost Gone!Publisher file copy. Signed & limited, 750, Leatherette hardcover embossed in two contrasting metallic colors. Lacks slipcase. Highly Recommended. Interviews with twenty top comic book creators, with chapters examining the new comics, undergrounds, mavericks and moguls, international talent, and the new independents. This handsome jet black deluxe edition is signed by Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Dave McKean, Dave Sim, and authors Stanley Wiater, Stephen R. Bissette and the master himself, Will Eisner. Interviews also feature Scott McCloud, Richard Corben, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, Harvey Pekar, Eddie Campbell, Colleen Doran, Rick Veitch, Todd McFarlane and others. Our copies LACK the slipcase as issued; we have lowered the price by $100 to compensate.  Out of print. Underdwood Books, 1997. Out of print. ...More.

Item Code: COMBRS
Hard Cover, 6x9, 320pg, b&w

As noted in the description, this was issued with a slipcase BUT these file copies do not include it. We have two copies as I write this WITH a slipcase, with two different item codes: [COMBRD and RB1663. $350. ea].


WOMEN OF WONDER Celebrating Women Creators of Fantastic Art Publisher Edition Hardcover
Publisher file copy, Special Hardcover edition for contributors only. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Cathy Fenner. Introduction by Lauren Panepinto. From the co-editor of Spectrum, a spotlight on women creators of fantastic art (traditionally seen as a largely male domain, though women have always been active participants) from Kewpie creator Rose O'Neill and pulp illustrator Margaret Brundage to Spectrum Grand Masters Diane Dillon and Kinuko Y. Craft. Also: : Lisbeth Zwerger, Sulamith Wulfing, Marie Severin, Rowena, Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (last of the Pre-Raphaelite illustrators), Howard Pyle student Elizabeth Shippin Green et al. Underwood Books, 2015. Out of print....More.

Item Code: WOMOWH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
We should have softcover copies back in stock in a few weeks on sale.

BALOOK Slipcased Signed
Almost Gone! Publisher file copy. Signed & numbered, 250! By Piers Anthony. Art by Patrick Woodroffe. IIn the wake of technological breakthroughs, a nine-ton prehistoric Balook is brought to life and befriended by a boy named Thor, but when the growing creature breaks out of his compound, a chaotic romp ensues. He was the largest land mammal of prehistoric times. Now computers and genetic engineering have brought one of these magnificent creatures back to life. A moving and suspenseful tale by the noted science fiction author. 30 excellent illustrations, some full page and in partial color. Underwood-Miller, 1990. Out of print. ...More.

Item Code: BALOD
Hard Cover, 6x10, 198pg, Text/Partial Color

4 copies available.

We have just a couple copies of the trade edition in near fine condition. They have a tiny bit of wear. [BALOH. $35]. We have 20 copies of slightly more worn copies, Balook Hurt, jackets a bit rubbed and edges a bit worn. [BALOHR. $20].

Here’s more Underwood File Copies. Many are in very short supply.


Barks Back in Print


Fantagraphics announced new printings of these four books which have been listed as out of print for some time. However…they sent our first order filling it with the ORIGINAL editions, first printings from 2012 to 2021, and instead of $35 each, as announced, they’re still the original prices of $28.99 and $29.99. So…grab them now and save a bit and get first printings. Very limited supply on each.

Collects Four Color #275, 282, 291, 300, 356, Vacation Parade #1 & more. 1950-51. Our Highest Recommendation. Carl Barks delivers another superb collection of clever plot twists, laugh-out-loud comedy, and all-around cartooning brilliance. Donald gives Uncle Scrooge a parrot for his birthday but the feathered troublemaker escapes with the combination to Scrooge's safe holding "ninety tons of money." Then, Donald and the boys are shanghaied by a mysterious stranger, who whisks them off to face perils in the desert in "Ancient Persia," where they uncover a lost city — and its reconstituted inhabitants! And Barks cuts loose from his regular panel designs to deliver one of his finest stories, "Vacation Time" (it has its own Wikipedia page). Fantagraphics, 2015....More.

Item Code: WD09H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
First printing 2015

Collects Four Color #408, 422, WDC&S #135-144, 1951-52. Our Highest Recommendation. This again focuses on the early 1950s, universally considered one of Carl Barks's very peak periods. Originally published in 1951, "A Christmas for Shacktown" is one of Barks's masterpieces: A rare 32-pager that stays within the confines of Duckburg, featuring a storyline in which the Duck family works hard to raise money to throw a Christmas party for the poor children of the city's slums (depicted by Barks with surprisingly Dickensian grittiness), and climaxing in one of the most memorable images Barks ever created, the terrifying bottomless pit that swallows up all of Scrooge's money. Fantagraphics, 2012....More.

Item Code: WD11H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
It may be a 2012 first printing, not clear. Still $28.99.

Collects Uncle Scrooge #7-12 & 14, 1954-56. Our Highest Recommendation. 28 stories, from one-pagers and ten pagers to epic adventures from the Four Color issues. Uncle Scrooge takes Donald and the nephews on a perilous trek in search of the fabled seven cities of gold! This is the Scrooge story famous for providing Steven Spielberg and George Lucas with inspiration for parts of Raiders of the Lost Ark! James Bond fans might recognize in "The Mysterious Stone Ray" a gimmick that was later used in Goldfinger — Uncle Scrooge's pores fill with gold dust from his money bin. It makes him ill so he goes on vacation, which turns into a rescue mission for a sailor stranded on an island with some very mysterious baddies. Fantagraphics, 2020. ...More.

Item Code: WD14H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
3rd printing from 2020, old price

WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK The Ghost Sheriff of Last Gasp
Collects WDC&S #159-177 & DD Tells About Kites, 1953-55. Our Highest Recommendation. 20 wonderful 10-page stories! Donald and his nephews visit an Old West ghost town that was suddenly abandoned — now it's haunted! Then, Donald is made station master for a tiny out-of-the-way railroad station, but his first delivery is 10,000 baby turkeys; and they're all hungry! And when the Coast Guard announces it found the wreck of a steamship that sank with Uncle Scrooge's gold on board, the race is on to recover it ahead of rivals. Fantagraphics. 2016....More.

Item Code: WD15H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
First printing 2016

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