Big Week!! Spectrum 2 is here!! Pulp Power is a massive coffee table book on The Shadow and Doc Savage. After a three-year hiatus, Dean Yeagle’s Mandy is back.
Highly Recommended are The Style of Loish and Character Design Quarterly. ERB’s I Am a Barbarian is out in a deluxe limited edition. Also Tarzan, Supergirl, Uncle Scrooge, Zatanna, Dune 2, Cavewoman, and new Sale Books!
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|PULP POWER The Shadow, Doc Savage and The Art of The Street & Smith Universe |
Our Highest Recommendation. By Neil McGinness with Dan Didio. Foreword by Frank Miller. A brilliant book, the most comprehensive ever devoted to just one pulp publisher. And what a choice, S&S was the most successful of all pulp houses, creating The Shadow, Doc Savage, Detective Story, Nick Carter, The Avenger... Packed with wonderful art from original paintings plus rare interior artwork. Frank Miller’s intro is a gem, where he talks about discovering James Bama’s Doc Savage paperback covers that inspired his own work. This is rare glimpse into the pre-war pulp explosion, a period of bold action and adventure storytelling that directly inspired the creation of comic book superheroes. In more than 500 novels written between 1930 and 1940, The Shadow, Doc Savage, and the Street & Smith universe of characters captivated a generation of readers. Packed with wonderful cover art and much more, telling the success story of the most popular hero pulps ever. Abrams, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: PULPPH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 352pg, Full Color
|The latest Alter Ego coincidentally has a feature on The Shadow and Street & Smith [AE176. $10.95]. Here is pulp art and pulp history.|
|SCRIBBLINGS 8 with Mandy: Signed |
Signed! Highly Recommended. By Dean Yeagle. After a three year hiatus for Covid, an entirely new collection of wonderful images. Mandy goes to a nude French beach in an amazing 24-page story that is a delight. The second half of the book is the usual mix of finished full color drawings, studies and offbeat subjects, including a nude Dejah Thoris and a nude Poison Ivy, "I Am Not Harley (Quinn)," Mandy in and out of clothes, trolls, and rare animation drawings. Lots of delightful nudity. Caged Beagle, 2022. Mature Readers. ...More.
Item Code: SCR08S
Soft Cover, 8x11, 46pg, Full Color
|Here are Scribblings 1-7, all back in print, and all the Mandy volumes. Every book comes signed by Dean.|
This FLASH SALE will feature items reduced by 40% to 50% or more, and even some cool new items temporarily reduced, but only for a very limited time. This expires midnight Monday August 1st.
FRANK CHO Pencil and Ink Hardcover Publisher Edition - $
R/EVOLUTION The Art of Jon Foster Deluxe - $
R/EVOLUTION THE ART OF JON FOSTER Hardcover - $
MANEATERS Killer Sharks in Men’s Adventure Magazines Hardcover -
ILLUSTRATION ART GALLERY PRESENTS Charles Dickens Drawings and Paintings by Ron Embleton - $
MAJOR INAPAK THE SPACE ACE - $
ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY #29 - $
Edgar Rice Burroughs
|I AM A BARBARIAN Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs Signed Limited |
Signed & limited, 600. Bookplate signed by Thomas Simmons (adaptor), Mike Dubisch (artist) and L. Jamal Walton (letterer). Bookplate limited to 250. Introduction by James Sullos, President, ERB Inc. Custom gold foil-imprinted slipcase. This is an uncommon "historical fiction" set in ancient Rome, written in 1941 but not published until 1967, now adapted into a Sunday Page format and first published online on the ERB website. It tells the story of a young man’s courage in the face of cruel adversity, and of his tragic love for a beautiful Belgian slave girl. Britannicus, the defiant son of an arrogant chief in far-off Britain, was just another barbarian to the haughty Romans who captured and enslaved him, now the personal gladiator/slave of the mad Emperor Caligula. ERB, Inc., 2022....More.
Item Code: IAMBAD
Hard Cover, 11x8, 228pg, Partial Color
|TARZAN AND THE FOREST OF STONE Hardcover |
A brand-new standalone novella by critically acclaimed author Jeffrey J. Mariotte. This thrilling tale is set during the classic canon directly after the events of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and the Lion Man. After Tarzan departs Southern California following a visit with a friend, bandits mysteriously dressed as cowboys straight out of the Old West waylay his train and make off with a precious Native American artifact — taking the daughter of the relic's owner hostage in the process. Now Tarzan must set off on foot in pursuit of the criminals, making his way across the American Southwest, a land as different from his jungle homeland as can be imagined. ERB, Inc., 2022....More.
Item Code: TARFSH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 180pg, Text Only
|Also available in softcover [TARFS. $19.95] Here is more Tarzan and ERB.|
Graphic Novels & Archives
|DUNE The Graphic Novel Book 2 Muad'Dib |
Recommended. A handsome new hardcover in jacket, second of three volumes adapting Frank Herbert’s Dune. Young Paul Atreides and his mother, the lady Jessica, find themselves stranded in the deep desert of Arrakis. Betrayed by one of their own, and vanquished by the Harkonnens, Paul and Jessica must find the mysterious Fremen, or perish. As they unravel the closely guarded secrets of their planet, they each face choices that will alter their fates and lives forever.Abrams ComicArts, 2022....More.
Item Code: DUNE02
Hard Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color
|Volume 1 is in stock now, regular hardcover [DUNE01. $24.99] and Deluxe Collector’s Edition [DUNE01H. $50], in slipcase. See here for even more Dune.|
|SUPERGIRL Woman of Tomorrow |
Collects #1-8. Highly Recommended. By Tom King. Art by Bilquis Evely. A beautifully drawn adventure in a style reminding us of Gary Gianni, with fine detailed pen work. And it all takes place far from Earth — it's a fantasy adventure on other worlds, more like Dune or Foundation than the typical Supergirl story. Wherever she goes, people only see Kara through the lens of Superman’s fame and she's sick of it. But now an alien girl seeks her out for a vicious mission—her world has been destroyed, and the bad guys are still out there. She wants revenge, and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she’ll do it herself, whatever the cost. Bonus character sketches and eight wonderful variant covers by top names. DC Comics, 2022....More.
Item Code: SGWOT
Soft Cover, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color
|Here’s more Supergirl, from a Frank Cho Statue, to Silver Age Omnibus, and Girls Unite, another all-ages romp.|
|ZATANNA The Jewel of Gravesend |
Zatanna's not your typical New Yorker. She walks her giant rabbit on a leather leash down the boardwalk, lives in a colossal architectural wonder known as the Golden Elephant, had her first kiss in the Haunted HellGate ride—and wouldn't have it any other way. But the time for having fun in Luna Park comes to an end when a mystic's quest for a powerful jewel unravels everything Zatanna thought she knew about herself and her beloved neighborhood. Mysteries and magic surround her as she reveals the truth about her family's legacy, and confronts the illusion that has been cast over her entire life. DC Comics, 2022....More.
Item Code: ZATJG
Soft Cover, 6x9, 208pg, Full Color
|Here is more with Zatanna, DC’s beautiful magician/heroine.|
|BERSERK DELUXE EDITION Volume 11 |
Collects Vols 31-33, including three fold-out color posters. Leather binding, massive 672 pages. Guts the Black Swordsman and company prepare to leave the port of Vritannis, only to have their way blocked by an army of abominations led by a powerful Kushan sorcerer. Even Guts’ accursed Berserker armor may not be enough to stem the bestial tide . . . especially when faced by the leviathan astral form of the malefic Kushan Emperor! Dark Horse, 2022. Mature readers. ...More.
Item Code: BER11H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 672pg, b&w
|Berserk 1-10 are all the same discounted price. Also check out the Berserk Companion: Written in Darkness [BERSEKH. $29.95]. And sister series, Hellsing, same format as Berserk.|
|WALT DISNEY'S UNCLE SCROOGE Only a Poor Man |
New Printing. Collects the first Scrooge adventures, 1952-Our Highest Recommendation. By Carl Barks. Introduction by George Lucas. After the occasional cameo appearance in duck stories, this features the first defining Scrooge story and three more wonderful full length adventures, the first four to star Scrooge (along with Donald and the boys). First, Scrooge’s plan to hide his money in a lake goes terribly wrong in "Poor Old Man". Then "Tralla La" (also known as "the bottlecap story") in which Scrooge’s intrusion into a lost civilization has terrible consequences for a money-less Eden, "Back to the Klondike," which returns Scrooge to his roots (and lost love) in the Alaska Gold Rush, and "The Secret of Atlantis."" Plus two dozen shorter stories and one-page gags. Fantagraphics, 2020....More.
Item Code: WDOPH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
|Here are all available volumes in the WD’s Complete Carl Barks series.|
Art Instruction / Art Books
|THE STYLE OF LOISH Finding Your Artistic Voice |
Our Highest Recommendation. By Lois van Baarle (Loish). This is very much an art book doubling as an instructional book. Loish's work is a joy to look at; her girls are beautiful, sexy and vital. She'll be one of several modern creators to be featured in an upcoming Flesk art book. Meanwhile, her previous collections in 2016 and 2018 have sold 85,000 copies. This new book bursts with brand new, specially commissioned art that provides a unique opportunity to understand the foundations of Loish’s style. She explores (and narrates) her own style through creating volume, choosing color, establishing flow, and the ideas and subjects themselves. 3dtotal Publishing, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: STYLH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 168pg, Partial Color
|CHARACTER DESIGN QUARTERLY 20 |
Highly Recommended. By Kenneth Anderson, Hyuna Lee, Sara Paz, Taraneh Karimi et al. We just discovered this fascinating and impressive magazine and are very impressed. -Bud CDQ is a lively, creative magazine bringing inspiration, expert insights, and leading techniques from professional illustrators, artists, and character art enthusiasts worldwide. Each issue provides detailed tutorials on creating diverse characters, enabling you to explore the processes and decision making that go into creating amazing characters. Widely loved illustrator Eva Balloon brings her unique style to this issue's cover design, and she also provides an in-depth tutorial to show us how she creates her art. 3dtotal Publishing, 2022....More.
Item Code: CDQ20
Soft Cover, 8x11, 104pg, Partial Color
|BEYOND ART FUNDAMENTALS A guide to Emotion, Mood, and Storytelling for Artists |
Highly Recommended. By Eliza Ivanova, Scott Murphy, Alex Brock, Emi Chen, Elisabeth Alba et al. Building on the foundations set by Art Fundamentals, Beyond Fundamentals shows artists how to take their work a step beyond techniques and mechanics. A memorable, unique image requires more than just accurate anatomy and choosing the right tools! This impressive volume offers in-depth guidance on conveying mood and emotion, creating narratives, and improving your images' storytelling through composition, character details, and atmosphere. It is also a showcase for some very fine artwork by 24 illustrators, from concept artists, animators, and freelance illustrators.3dtotal Publishing, 2022....More.
Item Code: BEYAF
Soft Cover, 8x12, 224pg, Full Color
|Character design is a very popular subject, getting into the head of creators and how they come up with unique new characters.and monsters. Click here for more.|
|ALL AMERICAN ADS OF THE 70S |
Back in Print. Highly Recommended. By Steven Heller. From Frank Frazetta paintings to psychedelic imagery, Playboy style nudes to beautiful couples in the latest cars and fashions, here is a wide-ranging snapshot of top-tier advertisements for the decade. As television and other media began to compete for advertising dollars, new ideas were incorporated into a post-hippie world where disco clashed with punk, and social consciousness, health and environmental awareness went head-to-head with the Me Generation. Some nudity. Taschen, 2022. Mature Readers. ...More.
Item Code: ALL70H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 640pg, Full Color
|All American Ads of the 60s is in stock now [ALL60H. $40]. Matching volume on the 80s is due in August.|
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.
New on Sale
|COMICS A Global HIstory, 1968 to the Present |
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner. Comics, manga, bandes dessinÃ©es, fumetti, historietas— no matter the name, they have been a powerful medium across four continents for decades. This is the history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the dawn of the 21st century. A richly illustrated survey of everything from R. Crumb and Kirby to RAW, from Metal Hurlant to Marjane Satrapi to nouvelle manga, from the American mainstream and underground and the evolving British scene. The images here are bright and colorful, dark and brooding, arresting and pleasant, all at the same time. 260 expertly chosen illustrations, many reproduced in full-page. Thames & Hudson, 2014....More.
Item Code: COMGLO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 320pg, Partial Color
|Here is our section devoted to comics history.|
|SIRENS & SINNERS A Visual History of Weimar Film, 1919-1933 |
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Hans Helmut Prinzler. A big, hefty coffee table book packed with crystal clear images from rare early German films. Weimer Germany was the center of one of the most creative periods in film history. Movies like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, Metropolis, and M built a legacy that shaped the world of film. A showcase of 70 films, selected to give a wide-ranging overview — film stills capture the bold vision of great directors like Fritz Lang and Ernst Lubitsch, while the text sets the historical scene. Thames & Hudson, 2013. ...More.
Item Code: SIRENH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 308pg, b&w
|Also check out Berlin Girls: Flirty Magazine Illustrations from the Weimar Republic 1923 [BERGH. $30].|
Cavewoman Outlaw features Meriam packing a gun in the old west. Two Budd Root covers and my favorite is not the nude version.
And three new DVDs: Famous T & A Volume 2 features Julie Strain, Linnea Quigley and others. Wet Lady is a 1979 surreal fantasy about a lustful woman who walks out of the waves to have her way with the men in town. And 42nd Street Peep Show 54 – more 8mm loops from the 60s and 70s.
Coming in August Adult items:
Metart.com World’s Top Models is a best-of collection. See the other Metart.com books here, each devoted to one model.
And Kinky Taboo Girls, which is just what it sounds like…
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|POPEYE VARIANTS Not Your Pappy's Comics an' Art Book|
Recommended. Edited by Craig Yoe. This hardcover collection celebrates the incredible art of Popeye and his pals, illustrated by scores of artists over the years, with a special focus on the Popeye's Cartoon Club by King Features Syndicate. Also included are highlights from The National Cartoonists Society's celebration of Popeye's 90th year, and a collection of rare cover illustrations by popular counter-culture artists done for Popeye comics. This is a must have collection for any Popeye afficionado! Clover Press, 2022. Due: Aug. ...More.
Item Code: POPVH
Hard Cover, 10x10, 120pg, Full Color
|Here's more Popeye, more collections plus comic book histories that of course touch on his long tenure in comics.|
Coming in September
|ETERNAL WARRIOR CLASSIC Omnibus Volume 1
Prepare for ten thousand years of war as comics legends Jim Shooter (The Avengers, Secret Wars), Barry Windsor-Smith (Monsters, Weapon X), John Dixon (Shadowman), Kevin VanHook (Bloodshot, Batman Confidential), Mark Moretti (Ninjak) and more come together for the first omnibus collection of Valiant’s original immortal hero! Valiant Entertainment, 2022. Due: Sep....More.
Item Code: ETERW01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 912pg, Full Color
|Here are more collections with Barry Windsor-Smith, including his most recent project, Monsters.|
|AZTEC ACE The Complete Collection |
Collects the complete series #1-15, 1984-85. Highly Recommended. By Doug Moench. Art by Day Day, Thomas Yeates, Nestor Redondo et al. An action-packed, intellectual, time-travel adventure, Aztec Ace stars Caza (AKA Ace) as he travels between the Aztec Empire and his home in the 23rd century. Ace, along with his pupil Bridget Chronopolis and his navigator Head (the floating disembodied head of Sigmund Freud), struggles to save his own dimension from time paradoxes created by his enemy, the mysterious Nine-Crocodile. Includes a new foreword by original series editor Cat Yronwode, a new introduction by series creator himself Doug Moench, and more. Dark Horse, 2022. Due: Sep....More.
Item Code: AZTH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 528pg, Partial Color
|This was first announced by It’s Alive and we took a surprising number of backorders for it. Nice to know this popular series from the early days of independent publishing was still remembered. After waiting more than a year for it to appear, we cancelled all orders. Now Dark Horse has taken it over. This is a resolicitation; all previous orders have been cancelled.|
|COSMIC 70 The Art of Paul Davidson Remarqued|
Limited edition with a hand-drawing. A visual archive of sketches, commissioned artwork and fantasy illustrations from comic book creator Paul Davidson. Paul revisits some of his most popular characters from Moon Knight, Silver Surfer and Conan to Judge Dredd and everything in between. The Newcastle-born artist has spent the past 25 years working as a concept artist for video games and illustrating books for publishers around world. His comic book career began with the creation of Dwarflords for Games Workshop’s "Warhammer" in the 90’s. After years of producing storyboards and concept art in the video games industry, Marvel lured him back into comics in 2008 to draw X-Men books, Moon Knight and Silver Surfer to name a few. Berserker, 2022. Due: Sep. ...More.
Item Code: COSMPD
Soft Cover, 8x12, 100pg, Full Color
|Also available in a regular unsigned edition without the drawing: [COSMP. $30]|
FANTASTIC ILLUSTRATED The Comics Art Techniques of Paul Davidson Variant Cover
Almost Gone! Variant b&w cover art, unsigned, limited. Foreword by Dan Abnett. Renowned Marvel & 2000AD artist Paul Davidson takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at his process and the art techniques used to illustrate a comic book. Here is a unique insight into the mind of a comic book creator as he develops an idea from sketching, inking, and finally coloring the final page. 100 pages of character design, concept art, and the how-to construction of a comic book page. This variant cover is printed in three colors with the central artwork in black & white, where it's in full color on the regular and limited/hardcover edition. It was a special premium only available with every six regular copies ordered, so our supply is very limited. Berserker, 2022. Out of print. ...More.
Item Code: FANPDV
Soft Cover, 8x12, 100pg, Partial Color
|Fantastic Illustrated is also available in a deluxe edition, limited to just 50 with a small drawing [FANPDS. $75]. Both books are out of print; we have just five and three copies left.|
|WHO'S WHO Omnibus Volume 2 |
Collects Who’s Who in the DC Universe #1-16, in the Legion of Super-Heroes #1-7 & more. DC’s encyclopedia of heroes and villains steps into the 1990s in this massive hardcover continuing the classic Who’s Who biography series, starting where Volume 1 leaves off. In the 1980s, DC exhaustively catalogued their massive roster of heroes and villains with the Who’s Who series, presenting encyclopedia entries for their iconic characters and locations. In 1990 DC debuted follow-up series Who’s Who in the DC Universe — presenting updated entries on timeless heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman, along with characters that defined the era like Lobo and Shade the Changing Man. Each entry is illustrated by top comics artists including Chris Bachalo, Colleen Doran, Kevin Maguire, and Adam Hughes. DC Comics, 2022. Due: Sep. ...More.
Item Code: WHOS02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1216pg, Full Color
Volume 1 is in stock: a whopping 1320 pages [WHOS01H.
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Spectrum Quarterly #2 is here!
We now have this in stock along with the limited edition bookplates, signed by Donato Giancola and limited to 300 numbered copies. It all came together after this week’s eblast was finalized, so we’ll feature it next week. But you can order it now [SPQ02. $25.00]. #1 is still available (sans bookplate) but may be getting close to being out of print [SPQ01. $25.00].
Overstreet 52 Hero Initiative Mike Grell Cover
Pictured and mentioned last week, this has now arrived. Mike Grell Batman/The Arrow cover [CB52HH. $44.95]. We’re still awaiting our follow-up order of more Horror Host hardcovers, but all other editions as well as the Big Big editions are in stock now. NOTE: All interior covers shown throughout the Overstreet Price Guide are now in full color! For decades, every page of Overstreet prices had three selected covers along the top—but always in black and white. They are all now in full color, which I think is a big plus. Very cool!
I’m afraid with our trip north last month, I’d fallen behind on editing descriptions and adding recommendations. I’m all caught up now…and one book that got short shrift was this one. Once I saw it, I added a Highly Recommended — and also a Mature Readers tag, due to quite a few (excellent) nudes.
Garcia is another of the Spanish artists who, like Enri, Maroto and Sanjulian, hit the comic scene in the 1970s and 80s and went to work for Warren on Vampirella, Creepy and Eerie. His work is outstanding and this is a handsome tribute [ARTLGH. $39.99, $36.99]. Here’s more devoted to the Spanish Artists.
Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland Apex Edition
These sold out before publication; our copies came in this week but every one is spoken for. The publisher has announced a second Artist’s Edition, this one devoted to Mike McMahon, best known for Judge Dredd and 2000 AD work. We’ll list this shortly.
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