Thursday, August 11, 2022

Illustrators Quarterly, Men’s Adventure Quarterly, Alex Raymond, plus signed books by Brian Kesinger and Terry Moore.

Another busy week. We don’t usually feature out of print books, but the Alex Raymond is a great book and we scored ten publisher file copies. Illustrators Quarterly #37 is exceptionally good; the featured artist is outstanding and new to us, but it also has an excellent feature on Russ Heath! The 2022 Eisner Award Winners, a preview of our next sale, and much more. Enjoy. – Bud

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ALEX RAYMOND: His Life And Art
Warehouse find, 2007. By Tom Roberts. Complete with a foreword by George Lucas and an introduction by famed artist James Bama, Alex Raymond: His Life and Art delves deep into the history and work of this internationally famous artist, showcasing never-before-known facts and art that transcended the confines of a comic strip page and make him more than the renowned artist of Flash Gordon. Adventure House, 2007. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/ As New....More.

Item Code: RB3145
Hard Cover, 12x9, 312pg, Text/Partial Color
The best book ever on one of the giants of comic illustration, from 2007. We have only ten copies, in as-new condition; it went out of print shortly after publication. Click here for more Alex Raymond work.

Art Books


Featuring the imaginative world of Antonio Caparo, illustrator of some of the most popular children's adventure book of the past decades followed by a closer look at the realistic comics of Russ Heath; then the action-packed pulp illustrations and paperback book covers of George Gross. Lastly, on to South America and remember Arturo del Castillo's international work. Book Palace, 2022....More.

Item Code: IQ37
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Partial Color
Click here for all the issues and special. We just now are listing many out of print issues that we have only one copy of. The ERB and Spanish Artists Specials are back in stock; the Glamour Special which sold out will be reprinted shortly and we expect more in September/October.

In a film eight years in making, Studio Ghibli’s co-founder Isao Takahata tells the untold story of Princess Kaguya. An old bamboo cutter and his wife find a tiny girl inside a bamboo shoot and raise her. The mysterious little princess grows rapidly into a young lady, enthralling everyone who encounters her-but ultimately, she must face her fate. This book captures the breathtaking art of the film from conception to production, and features commentary, interviews, and an in-depth look at the production process. VIZ Media LLC, 2022....More.

Item Code: ARTPKH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 240pg, Partial Color
Here is more on Miyazaki and Studio Gibli.

Highly Recommended. Entirely from the original art: each page scanned in color. Blue pencils, ink gradients, and editorial notations all clearly visible — so you can (ahem) marvel at all the little nuances that make original art unique. This contains the infamous three-part drug story that was not approved by the Comics Code Authority (Amazing Spider-Man #96-98). The second three-part story features the legendary six-armed Spider-Man saga (#100-102). Additionally, the death of Gwen Stacey (#121). IDW, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: GILKAM
Hard Cover, 8x12, 216pg, b&w
The Jack Kirby Fantastic Four Artisan Edition is on sale at $24.99; we have four left at this price. More Artisan Editions, all $39.99 ea, are by Buscema, Romita, Mignola, Starlin and Steranko. And here is more on Gil Kane.

Art by Jim Lee and Paul Mounts. The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series collects, for the first time, the front and back of each collectible card in the set—including Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Magneto, and Deadpool—along with select scans of Lee’s original and digitally remastered art. It also includes an introduction by and original interviews conducted by writer and set editor Bob Budiansky, with the Marvel staff who helped assemble, design, and create these iconic trading cards. Abrams ComicArts, 2022....More.

Item Code: UNCXH
Hard Cover, 6x7, 272pg, Full Color
Here are more trading cards and playing cards by The Hildebrandts (book and free added cards), Olivia, Crumb and others.



Dubbed the "Dirty Mission" issue, Men's Adventure Quarterly #5 focuses on "Dirty Dozen" style MAM stories and artwork, enhanced by several special related features, including: an introduction by Joe Kenney, author of the great vintage paperback review blog, Glorious Trash, a special section about the legendary artists’ model, pinup model and actress Eva Lynd and artist Norman Eastman, who often used Eva for his wild covers; an article about British war comics by UK fanzine king Justin Marriott, and, much more. Robert Deis, 2022....More.

Item Code: MENQ05
Soft Cover, 8x10, 170pg, Text/Partial Color
Books 1-4 are also in stock at $29.95 each. Here’s more from publisher Robert Deis; his books look at Men’s Magazine illustrators like Mort Kunstler, Gil Cohen and Sam Pollen, model Eva, and more.

Signed! Brian Kesinger’s original tale of hobo strummer Buster Bones began in October 2020 as an improvise story written and illustrated with the engagement of over a quarter million social media followers. On October 1st, Buster hopped off a freight train and by the end of the month, with guidance from Brian Keinsger’s most enthusiastic fans, he had become a rags-to-riches success story and bonafide rock star. Baby Tattoo, 2022....More.

Item Code: BUSTHS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 64pg, Full Color
Brian Kesinger’s Walking, Traveling, Dressing, and Time Traveling With Your Octopus books are fabulous and one of our most highly recommended series. For more about this offbeat and very special publisher, Baby Tattoo, see News and Notes below.

Signed! Collecting the very best of Terry Moore's sketches over the last year, the 2022 Sketchbook contains 120 pages of gorgeous pinups featuring the women from his books Strangers In Paradise, Motor Girl, Rachel Rising, and more. A must have for art collectors and fans of Moore's award winning stories. Abstract Studios, 2022....More.

Item Code: TM22S
Hard Cover, 7x10, 120pg, b&w
Terry’s 2021 sketchbook is also signed, $15.99. Here’s more by Terry, all books signed.

Graphic Novels


WONDER WOMAN Black and Gold
Collects #1-6. Art by Becky Cloonan. Kicking things off, John Arcudi (B.P.R.D.) and Ryan Sook (Legion of Super-Heroes) reunite to show us the grace immortality grants a hero. Becky Cloonan (Wonder Woman) weaves a spine-tingling tale of Diana’s most precious weapon against the darkness. Then Amy Reeder (Amethyst) takes us back to the Golden Age for a fun romp co-starring Etta Candy. AJ Mendez and Ming Doyle (Constantine: The Hellblazer) travel to Themyscira for a tense family reunion. And finally, Nadia Shammas and Morgan Beem (Swamp Thing: Twin Branches) show us a story of Diana’s past failures coming back to haunt her. And that’s just the beginning, with this all-star anthology featuring unique stories by Mariko Tamaki, Tillie Walden, Jamie McKelvie, Marguerite Sauvage, and more! DC Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: WWBLGH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 272pg, b&w
$39.99 $35.99

Robin is just starting out at the side of Batman, struggling to find his own path from personal tragedy to being a Superhero. The Eisner-winning superstar team of writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and artist Dustin Nguyen (Batman) unite for a three-issue limited-series exploring the beginning of Dick Grayson’s crime-fighting career. The legendary story of Batman and Robin has reached nearly mythic proportions: the crime-fighting Dynamic Duo, always one step ahead of the criminals they pursue and never meeting a case too big. This isn’t that story. This is the story of a young Dick Grayson, newly orphaned, struggling to find his way in a strange, difficult, dark new world—This is the story of Robin and Batman. DC Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: ROBBAH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Collects Cloaked #1-#4. By Mike Richardson. Art by Jordi Armengol. Twenty-five years ago, a genuine masked crimefighter came out of nowhere to declare war on crime. All of America celebrated the exploits of the black-clad vigilante ...and then he disappeared. But when down-on-his-luck investigator Jake Stevens is hired to find the long-missing avenger, his inquiries threaten to expose the myth behind the mask. Dark Horse, 2022....More.

Item Code: CLOAKE
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color

CRIMINAL MACABRE Spirit of the Demon
By Author: Steve Niles. Art by Szymon Kudranski. Supernatural detective Cal McDonald, is ripped again from his self-imposed retirement to resume his monster-killing career after hunting down a serial-killing priest with a blood-draining knife on a trail leading him directly to the gates of Hell! Dark Horse, 2022....More.

Item Code: CRIMSP
Hard Cover, 7x10, 72pg, Full Color

QUACO My Life in Slavery
By Ineke Mok. Art by Eric Heuvel. Quaco was just a boy when he was ruthlessly kidnapped by human traffickers around 1770. After a long journey on foot, he was sold to the captin of a slave ship. Quaco managed to survive the harrowing ocean crossing, and eventually landed in Paramaribo on the estate of the wealthy plantation owner and administrator Walter Kenndy. Quaco became Kennedy’s footboy and was later 'lent' to the army captain John Gabriel Stedman, whose task was to hunt down Marrons (runaway slaves). Along the way, Quaco is exposed to the hard life of the plantations. The military missions put Quaco in a moral quandary, and on top of it he risks losing his true love Afua. Quaco was one of the millions of Africans who fell victim to the trans-Atlantic slave trade. His life story is partly based on John Gabriel Stedman’s illustrated memoirs of his time as an army captain in Suriname. Uitgeverij L , 2022. ...More.

Item Code: QUAMY
Soft Cover, 9x11, 80pg, Full Color

BENEATH THE TREES Volume 4 First Spring
By Dav. Winter has thawed and Spring has sprung! The forest is turning green again and no one is more excited to experience it than Mr Warthog and his brand new baby boy who gets to experience the great big outdoors for the very first time! Magnetic Press, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: BEN04H
Hard Cover, 10x7, 32pg, Full Color
This concludes the series: the other three are in matching format, same price.

Comic Book Archives


THE SIMPSONS Treehouse of Horror Ominous Omnibus Volume 1
Scary Tales & Scarier Tentacles. Recommended. By Matt Groening et al. Introduction by Bart Simpson. The Treehouse of Horror started as an annual Halloween tradition on The Simpsons. In fall 1995, the first of 23 comics were produced by Bongo, telling new stories written and illustrated by Michael Allred (Madman), Sergio Aragonés (MAD Magazine), Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), Jeffrey Brown (Star Wars: Darth Vader and Son), and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), as well as celebrities such as Mark Hamill, Thomas Lennon, and Patton Oswalt. These award-winning comics place the world’s most beloved animated family in hilarious horror, science-fiction, and supernatural settings. Abrams, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: SIMPTH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 416pg, Full Color
Dan Brereton has work in Treehouse! And here are his latest books.

KAMANDI By Jack Kirby Volume 1
Collects #1-20. Kamandi—one of the few survivors of a Great Disaster that has destroyed civilization—must make his way in a world populated by bizarre mutated animals and other strange wonders! Considered one of Jack Kirby's most creative works, Kamandi features a band of anthropomorphic supporting characters who accompany Kamandi as he searches for answers and adventure across the wastelands of Earth. DC, 2022....More.

Item Code: KAMJ01H
Soft Cover, 7x10, 456pg, Full Color
$39.99 $35.99
Also available as special order items are Kamandi Challenge [KAMCH. $39.99] and Kamandi Omnibus [KAMOH. $125, $105]. See the website for much more by Jack Kirby.

Collects #101-150. Art by Brian Holguin. Todd McFarlane unleashed his signature creation, Spawn, in 1992. In doing so, he created the most successful independent comic book in history. Join Spawn in Spawn Compendium Volume 3 as he discovers the true meaning of becoming a Hellspawn and settles on a path of bloody revenge in search of a way back to humanity! Image comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: SPAW03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1136pg, Full Color
$59.99 $54.99
Here is more Spawn, two other books plus the first two of these big, thick Compendiums at the same $54.99 each. They are quite the deal for so much material.

EC ARCHIVES The Haunt of Fear Volume 2
Collecting #7-12. By Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein. Art by Collecting issues of the classic terrifying cult horror series, and features gorgeous new digital colors—using Marie Severin’s original palette as a guide, this volume includes unforgettable stories drawn by all-star comic artists Johnny Craig, Graham Ingles, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, George Roussos, Ed Smalle, and Joe Orlando! Dark Horse, 2022....More.

Item Code: ECAHF02
Soft Cover, 8x11, 216pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99
Click here for volume 1 and more softcover and hardcover EC Archives.

By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. The stories that built the Marvel Universe, from the brilliant minds of legendary creators — now available in an accessible new format the whole family can enjoy! The original X-Men return for a second volume of mutant misadventures — including the devastating debut of the unstoppable Juggernaut, where you’ll learn his shocking connection to Charles Xavier! Plus, thrill to the debuts of the cosmic Stranger, the power-copying Mimic, and — in a classic three-part saga — the mutant-hunting robots known as the Sentinels! And for good measure, it’s all topped off with the return of Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and the introduction of Lucifer, one of Professor X’s earliest foes! They’re mutant milestones one and all! Marvel, 2022....More.

Item Code: MMMX02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 200pg, Full Color
Here are the first X-Men plus more Mighty Masterworks available now. It’s never been cheaper to get these early ten-issue runs of the stories that started the Marvel Universe.



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


MARVEL MUSEUM The Story of the Comics
Closeout Price! By Ned Hartley. The complete story of Marvel Comics, illustrated with artwork from the official Marvel archives. The Marvel Museum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. This stunningly curated collection includes rarely-seen artwork from the Marvel archives, from concept sketches to final drawings. Includes The Avengers, Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, X-Men and more! Studio Press, 2019....More.

Item Code: MARMUSH
Hard Cover, 11x15, 96pg, Text/Full Color
$32.00 $19.95

MARCH Book One
Closeout Price! By John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Art by Nate Powell. Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole). March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Top Shelf, 2013.  ...More.

Item Code: MAR01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 128pg, b&w
$14.95 $9.95

MARCH Book Two
Closeout Price! Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle. Now, March brings the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today’s world. After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence — but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before. Faced with beatings, police brutality, imprisonment, arson, and even murder, the movement’s young activists place their lives on the line while internal conflicts threaten to tear them apart. Top Shelf, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: MAR02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 192pg, b&w
$19.95 $9.95

MARCH Book Three
Closeout Price! Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling March trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world. By the fall of 1963, the Civil Rights Movement has penetrated deep into the American consciousness, and as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is guiding the tip of the spear. Through relentless direct action, SNCC continues to force the nation to confront its own blatant injustice, but for every step forward, the danger grows more intense: Jim Crow strikes back through legal tricks, intimidation, violence, and death. The only hope for lasting change is to give voice to the millions of Americans silenced by voter suppression: "One Man, One Vote." Top Shelf, 2016. ...More.

Item Code: MAR03
Soft Cover, 6x9, 256pg, b&w
$19.95 $9.95

Mature Readers

Kinky Tattoo Girls is new this week, from German publisher Goliath. Here’s our entire nude photography section, sorted by the latest releases.

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Coming in September


By Mick Anglo et al. Art by Garry Leach et al. Middle-aged reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more. When an unexpected series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny, Miracleman is reborn! But Miracleman’s return threatens to unravel Moran’s life. Their connections to Dr. Emil Gargunza and Project Zarathustra bring with them disturbing revelations and trigger the return of a childhood friend who, beneath his sinister smile, has become something terrifying. Pushing the concept of the super hero to its logical conclusion, Miracleman is nothing short of a revelation. The series reinvented the super hero and 40 years later stands as one of the influential works in the comic book artform. This first-ever Omnibus edition collects Miracleman Books One through Three, complete with a massive trove of covers, original artwork and rare features. Marvel, 2022. Due: Sep. ...More.

Item Code: MIRMAH
Hard Cover, 808pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00

MADMAN Library Edition Volume 3
Collects The Atomics #1-15 and the graphic novel Red Rocket 7. Art by Laure Allred. Volume three contains both essential Michael Allred commentaries on superhero team antics, music pop culture, and zany sci fi fun! This five-volume Madman universe omnibus library edition series collects all of Allred’s award-winning Madman universe (a.k.a. the “Madmaniverse") stories in selected reading order for the ultimate Madman fan! Dark Horse, 2022. Due: Sep. ...More.

Item Code: MAD03H
Hard Cover, 8x12, 680pg, Full Color
$99.99 $89.99
Volume 1 and 2 are both in stock at the discounted $89.99 price. 1 comes with a special signed bookplate Michael drew and signed for us in 1995, for the original Madman series. Here is more Michael Allred.

THE ALPS 1900 A Portrait in Color
By Agnès Couzy. "Nothing compares to the Alps" wrote the great French historian Jules Michelet in 1868. At the very heart of Europe, the gigantic Alpine mountain range includes some of the most grandiose natural sites in the world, such as Mont Blanc, the Jungfrau, the Matterhorn, and their glaciers. Tourism began in the late 1800s and grew tremendously over the next centuries, especially with the rise of winter sports. This book offers a charming tour of a bygone era, when the first mountain trains and cog railways were carrying men in lederhosen and women in long dresses to the foot of the glacier, when local guides accompanied tourists riding on mules; a time when the first alpinists were considered mad, and skiers were a curiosity. Taschen, 2022. Due: Sep. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. ...More.

Item Code: ALPSH
Hard Cover, 11x16, 600pg, Full Color
$200.00 $180.00

By Stephen Heller. Europe’s reputation as the center of the culinary world is confirmed with this expansive array of restaurant menus from across the continent. From extravagant bills of fare for royal feasts to delectable mid-century minimalist graphics, the gustatory customs of dozens of European countries are revealed in this encyclopedic design compendium. Editor Jim Heimann’s new book on Menu Design in Europe, is a mouthwatering feast for the eyes, featuring hundreds of European menus from the early 19th century to the end of the millennium. At once a history of continental cuisine and a sprawling survey of graphic styles, Menu Design in Europe satisfies the craving for foodies and design enthusiasts alike. Taschen, 2022. Due: Sep. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. ...More.

Item Code: MENUH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 448pg, Full Color
$70.00 $60.00

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News & Notes


Bob Self/Baby Tattoo

Bob unexpectedly passed away In early August. The founder of Baby Tattoo Publishing, Bob was a showman, an artist’s advocate and a wonderfully eccentric publisher. He championed the work of Brian Kesinger, whose latest book appears above. He had amazing working displays at San Diego Comic-Con and helped put on the very first Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! His parties are legend, his creators amazing. Bob was one of a kind and we shall deeply miss him.

2022 Eisner Award Winners

On Wednesday we sent out a special email highlighting this years Eisner award winners. The big winners this year were Barry Windsor-Smith (Monsters) and James Tynion IV (The Nice House on the Lake), with three awards each. Click here to see the entire list.

Spectrum Quarterly #2

Sales for this have been very swift, and we currently have less than 100 copies with the exclusive bookplate signed by Donato Giancola. Order soon to receive one of these limited bookplates.

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August Sale

Our next sale is slated to go out on August 23rd, but you can get a look now at some of the items newly reduced. Click here to see the sale items, and click here to add yourself to the special email list so you don't miss it.

Upcoming Shows this Fall

We’ll be exhibiting at:

OAF-Con, Norman Oklahoma September 17-18, with both new books and vintage comics

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair October 8-9, with vintage illustrated books and a small assortment of vintage comics and underground comix and more

Sacramento Book Fair October 15

Berkeley Comic Show November 5th – mostly vintage comics, Gold & Silver, plus a few new books.

This week Anne and I going on a rafting trip on the Green River in Utah. I put together this email but I have not been able to edit the new items and add my recommendations. I apologize if any of the off-she-shelf descriptions are a bit strange. I’ll deal with them when I get back home.


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