Thursday, September 8, 2022

Arthur Adams sketchbook, Dan Brereton’s Halloween Calendar, Miss Fury, Nubia, Amber Blake plus Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck reprints.

Yet another big week: we have Arthur Adams’s new signed sketchbook, the latest issue of The Pulpster, a new Beehive volume, Arcturus. Dan Brereton snags a first with a Halloween Calendar — signed. Alex Ross’s Full Circle retells a poignant Fantastic Four saga. Also Miss Fury, Nubia, Amber Blake and King Conan.

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ARTHUR ADAMS DRAWINGS 2022 Sketchbook Signed
Full size 8.5x11, thick collection and signed! Highly Recommended. A portraits special — superheroes and supervillains, all fully finished in ink. Some wonderful pin-ups like on the cover. Wolverine, Swamp Thing, Man-Thing, Godzilla, Two-Face, Rocketeer, The Thing, Thanos, Frankenstein, Black Canary, the ladies from Spider-Man, Batman family, and more characters from X-Men, Star Wars, and more. Wonderful detail, which is an Adams specialty. Arthur Adams, 2022....More.

Item Code: AA22S
Soft Cover, 8x11, 54pg, Partial Color
Mutiny #2 features an interview with Adams [MUTM02D. $15]. Here is more Arthur Adams.

Highly Recommended. By Mike Chomko et al. For PulpFest 2022, AKA PulpFest 50, comes the annual Pulpster. It’s the biggest regular issue so far at 72 pages. The major theme is "Fiction House at 100," with six articles, plus other subjects as well. Thus we get an Allen Anderson sf pulp cover from Planet Stories in 1952. Mike Chomko, 2022....More.

Item Code: PULP31
Soft Cover, 8x11, 68pg, Text/Partial Color
Pulpster #29 and 30 are available (this only comes out once each year in association with the Pulp Con [PULP29, 30. $15ea]. Don’t miss The Blood 'n' Thunder 2021 Annual [BLOT21. $24.95] and Pulp Power: The Shadow, Doc Savage and The Art of The Street & Smith Universe. This has our highest recommendation [PULPPH. $65].

A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS Illuminated Edition
By David Lindsay, art by Jim Woodring. Introduction by Alan Moore. Visionary cartoonist Jim Woodring has chosen to illustrate an unclassifiable 1920 novel by the legendary British writer David Lindsay. A Voyage to Arcturus is a baffling amalgam of mysticism, science fiction, sexual politics, and outrageous fantasy, and stands as "one of the greatest works of sustained, untrammeled imagination ever achieved." Woodring’s drawings capture the writhing currents of interacting forces that lie beneath the wonderfully arcane prose. Featuring an introduction by Alan Moore. Beehive Books, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: AVOYH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 292pg, Full Color
Here are more illustrated editions from Beehive.

The First-ever Halloween Calendar


Highly Recommended. This unique 13-month calendar frames the year as it should, beginning and ending with the most important month of the year—OCTOBER! Featuring significant holidays, and MORE IMPORTANTLY, all the horror-themed dates they could think of: author birthdays, classic horror movie release dates, and many more monstrous events! Includes November-December 2023 also! The Nocturnals and more monsters and creatures star in Dan’s very first calendar, signed on the cover. Nakatomi, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: DB23
12x12, 26pg, Full Color
Note: This special calendar BEGINS October 1 and goes all the way to December 2023. So you can put it up right away and begin enjoying the wild Halloween artwork. Here’s all the latest releases from Dan.

Comics Archives & Reference


Collects the Hulk stories from Tales to Astonish #59-74, 1964-65. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby. It’s a saga from the peak of the Marvel Age of Comics. The Hulk didn’t cut it on his first six-issue run but back he came to share Tales to Astonish with Giant-Man (and do a cross-over story too)—and watch him shine! Dr. Bruce Banner will also tangle with General Thunderbolt Ross, The Leader, the Humanoids, and his raging alter ego, and compete for Betty Ross against Major Glenn Talbot! Marvel, 2022....More.

Item Code: MMMIH02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 192pg, Full Color
Here’s Vol 1 [MMIH01. $15.99]. See all the other Mighty Marvel series to date here.

Highly Recommended. Edited by Roy Thomas. It's a celebration of veteran artist Don Perlin “ artist of Werewolf By Night, The Defenders, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, 1950s horror, and just about every other adventure genre under the four-color sun! Plus Golden Age artist Marcia Snyder at Fiction House & elsewhere; Marvel’s rare and early variant covers; and the wild story of the Marvelmania club and fanzine by Mark Evanier & others who worked there! TwoMorrows, 2022....More.

Item Code: AE177
Magazine, 8x11, 80pg, Partial Color
Here’s our back issues still available.

Comics & Graphic Novels


FANTASTIC FOUR Full Circle Alex Ross Hardcover
Highly Recommended. By Alex Ross!The first-ever complete graphic novel written and illustrated by acclaimed artist Alex Ross, who revisits a classic Stan Lee-Jack Kirby story (into the Negative Zone) from the 1960s and introduces the story line for a new generation of readers. With bold, vivid colors and his trademark visual storytelling, Ross takes Marvel's first team of super heroes to places only he can illustrate. Abrams ComicArts, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: FFFULLH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color

An original graphic novel. Signed bookplate by Billy Tucci! Writer Billy Tucci, along with artists Maria Laura Sanapo and Edu Menna, delves into the deep dark secret of the Nazi regime. This fits perfectly into a continuity gap in the original Tarpé Mills stories, in the summer of 1944! Through the 1940s, several Nazi concentration camps featured brothels wherein Jewish women were forced to work as prostitutes for soldiers. This rarely discussed, dark tragedy of history remains starkly relevant today. Now, Miss Fury and her team of Black Furies have discovered this cruel phenomenon — and they're going to kick some Nazi ass, in an all-female style mission of revenge. Dynamite, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: MISJDHS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color

AMBER BLAKE The Complete Collection
Collects all three volumes. Limited availability. Recommended. A modern Modesty Blaise! Action and intrigue in this modern sci-fi thriller from supermodel/writer Jade Lagardère and legendary comics artist Butch Guice (Captain America) that shines a light on the dark corner of international human trafficking. Orphaned at the age of 5, Amber was enrolled at the Cleverland Institute, a school for gifted children, where she was promised a bright future. But predators hid in the school's administration and, on the verge of exposing them, Amber found herself fleeing for her life from the very man who took her in. Now a top recruit of a covert agency dead-set on ending slavery in all its forms, she's going to destroy everyone who's ever hurt the people she loves. Heavy Metal, 2022....More.

Item Code: AMBEBL
Hard Cover, 8x11, 160pg, Full Color

Collects Infinite Frontier #0 and Nubia & the Amazons #1-6. By Vita Ayala and Stephanie Williams. Art by Alitha Martinez. Nubia is Wonder Woman's "black sister", created from black clay, just as Diana was created from white clay. She was the first black DC superhero, created in 1984. Both were brought to life by Aphrodite, but Nubia was stolen. Here is the start of her adventures, as she has become queen of Themyscira. With the unexpected arrival of new Amazons, our hero is forced to reckon with her past and forge a new path forward for her sisters. Little does she know, a great evil grows beneath the island and it’s up to this former guardian of Doom’s Doorway to unite her tribe before paradise is lost forever! DC Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: NUBAMH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

An impressive 320 pages collecting issues #1-10. By Devin Grayson and Melody Cooper. Art by Alitha E Martinez, Giovanni Valletta et al. "The Future of Comics" - The Hollywood Reporter. Brilliant doctor Cecelia Cobbina, held in the highest regard by peers and patients alike, is caught in a spontaneous ignition of energy from out of nowhere. She finds herself with the ability to process thoughts at the speed of light, with an intelligence far beyond anything humanity has ever seen. She sets out to find and help other "ignited" people the world over, all in search of cracking the mystery behind their new powers. Humanoids, 2022....More.

Item Code: COMOM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 320pg, Full Color

Collects #1-6, 2022. Very well drawn. Recommended. Creators Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar return to the saga of Conan, to present the Barbarian’s last stand at the edge of the world! And together they take the Cimmerian further than has ever been revealed in any media to date, a grizzled bearded gaint who can still take on younger warriors or demons from hell! As Robert E. Howard posited, when King Conan of Aquilonia grows restless on the throne, he sails west, toward land and adventure unknown. Now, see the first step of that fateful journey—Marvel, 2022....More.

Item Code: KINCO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color

KING CONAN CHRONICLES Epic Collection Volume 1 Phantoms and Phoenixes
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown! Conan has won the throne of the kingdom of Aquilonia — and the hand of a beautiful bride. Is it time for the Barbarian to lay down his sword? Don’t count on it! Because when an evil sorcerer attacks, King Conan must strike back with all his might! Securing a crown is one thing, but holding onto it is a whole other challenge — especially with scheming conspirators in Conan’s court! But the traitors may have chosen the wrong ally: Thoth-Amon! Plus, King Conan is haunted by the ghost of his first — and perhaps greatest — love! Marvel, 2022....More.

Item Code: KINCC01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 464pg, Full Color
$44.99 $39.99

ALVAR MAYOR Volume 1 Legend of El Dorado
In the 17th century, the Americas were a paradise for adventurers, pirates and other people of bad reputation who sought to enrich themselves as quickly as possible, but it was also a mysterious and unknown land, with areas yet to be explored and great treasures to be found. In that dangerous world, only one person could guide the newcomers: Alvar Mayor. Don't miss this classic from two legends, Carlos Trillo and Enrique Breccia! Epicenter Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: ALV01H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 182pg, b&w

SURVIVOR Aron's Story
By Alex Teplish. Living through the Odessa Massacre, Aron, his two brothers, sister, and parents were expelled from their home city, ending up in the territory of present day Ukraine, struggling to survive the Holocaust perpetrated by the German and Romanian Army along with their local collaborators. We learn about one of the least documented episodes of the Holocaust. The second part of the book delves deeper, connecting this historical background to the roots of Jewish persecution, World War II, and the Holocaust. Graphic History Publishing, 2022....More.

Item Code: SURAH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 108pg, Partial Color

Get a load of the Grimm Universe heroines and villainesses, soaking up the sun in the season’s hottest swimsuit fashions. Pin-up art by Alfredo Reyes, Riveiro, Keith Garvey, Michael Dooneyt, Renato Rei, Josh Burns, Leo Matos, Mike Chrome, Dawn McTeigue, Eric Sasaldua and others — several pages by each artist. Plus an 8-page, Lovecraft-inspired story by Dave Franchini with art by Alvaro Feliu. Zenescope, 2022....More.

Item Code: GRIMS22R
Comic, 7x10, 48pg, Full Color

Get a load of the Grimm Universe heroines and villainesses, soaking up the sun in the season’s hottest swimsuit fashions. Pin-up art by Alfredo Reyes, Riveiro, Keith Garvey, Michael Dooneyt, Renato Rei, Josh Burns, Leo Matos, Mike Chrome, Dawn McTeigue, Eric Sasaldua and others — several pages by each artist. Plus an 8-page, Lovecraft-inspired story by Dave Franchini with art by Alvaro Feliu. Zenescope, 2022....More.

Item Code: GRIMS22S
Comic, 7x10, 48pg, Full Color
Here are more Swimsuit issues and specials from Zenescope.

Art Books, Pop Culture & More


Highly Recommended. By Damien MacDonald. Very well illustrated, a full-blown museum exhibit in a book — entirely from the original art and fully curated with notes. From Milton Caniff and Hal Foster, to Carl Barks, Moebius, Milo Manara, John Buscema—right across the spectrum. Impressive! This compact history, populated by meta-humans, hybrids, and superheroes, presents imagined fantastical worlds that have attracted generations of devoted fans. This is also a celebration of the characters who have accompanied readers from their first forays into reading through adolescence, and on into adulthood — from Tarzan to Tintin, Little Nemo to Betty Boop, the Fantastic Four to Batman, the Silver Surfer to Sin City, and the underground comics of Robert Crumb. Rizzoli/Flammarion, 2022....More.

Item Code: ANATCO
Soft Cover, 6x9, 256pg, Partial Color
$40.00 $34.99
Here are more of the latest releases in Comics Books History.

AMERICA GOES MODERN: The Rise of the Industrial Designer
By Nonie Gadsden. How design made America modern: masterpieces of furniture, metalware and plastics from the early 20th century. This explores designers’ achievements through close examination of selected masterworks. Each of these exceptional objects offers a window into the social, cultural, technological and economic world in which they were made and used. Sleek furniture, vibrant ceramics, streamlined metalwares and innovative plastics from the leading designers of the era: Norman Bel Geddes, Walter Dorwin Teague, John Vassos, and many others. MFA Publications, 2022....More.

Item Code: AMEGH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 224pg, Partial Color

BARE BONES Volume 11 Summer 2022
Profusely Illustrated. Recommended. Inside the latest issue of Bare Bones, you will find: These are the Damned and "The Children of Light"; A look at Lights Out and 'Way Out on Television; Two-Fisted Detective Stories; The Quiller novels of Adam Hall; the forgotten novels of Douglas Heyes; A guide to the short run of Premier horror comics; Sleaze Alley with Peter Enfantino, on soft-core (and not so soft) sleaze paperbacks; David J. Schow takes us inside Café Frankenstein! Cimarron Street Books, 2022....More.

Item Code: BARE11
Soft Cover, 6x9, 112pg, Text/b&w

Don Rosa’s Scrooge Back in Print


WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE AND DONALD DUCK The Son of The Sun The Don Rosa Library Volume 1
Back in print. The Don Rosa Library 1. Highly recommended. The first complete, chronological book of Duck adventures by modern fan favorite Don Rosa, following in the footsteps of Disney legend Carl Barks with an exciting, lovingly detailed style all his own! Standout stories include "The Son of the Sun," Scrooge's and Flintheart's epic battle for Inca gold; "Crocodile Collector," Donald's pursuit of a roguish rare reptile; and "Last Sled to Dawson," Rosa's sequel to Barks' classic "Back to the Klondike", featuring the return of Scrooge's old flame, Glittering Goldie O'Gilt! Uhoh... "Cash Flow" brings back the Beagle Boys, too! Fantagraphics, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: WDU01H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 208pg, Full Color
$34.99 $31.99

WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE AND DONALD DUCK Return to Plain Awful The Don Rosa Library Volume 2
Back in print. The Don Rosa Library 2. Highly Recommended. Duckburg's richest tycoon is on the hunt for legendary square eggs — and he's bringing Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie along! The second complete, chronological book of Duck adventures by internationally celebrated fan favorite Don Rosa. Classic stories include "Return to Plain Awful," Rosa's sequel to Barks' "Lost in the Andes." Then, in "His Majesty McDuck," Scrooge beats the IRS by seceding from the Union... only to have his new country colonized by the Beagle Boys! Plus more! Fantagraphics. 2022.  ...More.

Item Code: WDU02H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 216pg, Full Color
$34.99 $31.99

WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE AND DONALD DUCK THE LAST OF The Last of The Clan Mcduck The Don Rosa Library Volume 4
Back in print. The Don Rosa Library 4. Recommended. By Don Rosa. Uncle Scrooge, the world's richest duck, knows exactly where he got every coin he ever earned. And in this fourth book of Duck epics by Don Rosa, that story begins to unfold at last! Relive Scrooge's Scottish boyhood as "Last of the Clan McDuck," then his teenage years as "Master of the Mississippi" on Uncle Pothole's steamboat! Witness Scrooge's first fights with the Beagle Boys and Flintheart Glomgold—and in a bonus "Chapter 0," his earliest meeting with Magica De Spell!Fantagraphics, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: WDU04H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
$34.99 $31.99
Volume 3 is still available [WDU03H. $29.99].

Carl Barks’ Archives Back in Print

WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK Trick or Treat $35.00 $31.99

WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK The Black Pearls of Tabu Yama $35.00 $31.99

WALT DISNEY'S UNCLE SCROOGE Island in the Sky $35.00 $31.99

WALT DISNEY'S UNCLE SCROOGE The Twenty-four Carat Moon $35.00 $31.99

WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK The Secret of Hondorica $35.00 $31.99

WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK Terror of the Bugle Boys $35.00 $31.99

WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK The Old Castle's Secret $35.00 $31.99


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Mature Readers

Karma is a new graphic novel about a fabulously beautiful woman with wild tastes in sexual adventure. A young conservative photographer fills in for a buddy on a swimwear shoot, and meets an amazing model who’s ready to introduce him to a wild new sexual adventure. Well drawn by Carlos Reno. Here are more erotic graphic novels.

Moebius’ adult graphic novel is back in print, Madwoman of the Sacred Heart. And here is more by Moebius.

Also this week we have the new 2023 calendar by Lorenzo Sperlonga. We handled his first calendar last year and it did well as have his art books. This is signed and features fully nude pin-ups.

Lastly is a new 42nd Street Forever release, #55, on DVD. Here is a link to all of our adult DVD's.

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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.


Rare & Out of Print

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PS Artbooks Sale

Part 1 was sent out yesterday morning, and Part 2 will follow in a couple weeks. If you didn't see it, click here to view on the blog, or you can see all the available titles on our website here. We are currently processing over 50 titles newly on sale, and currently 40 are available to order.


FRAZETTA BOOK COVER ART: The Definitive Reference

Frazetta Book Cover Art: The Definitive Reference has been printed, and has arrived at port in America. As nationwide network news has been reporting, post-covid supply chain delays have the ports backed up. We are being told the unloading of the ship will take 2 weeks. It will likely take another week to arrive at Bud's Art Books by truck, so we expect copies by the end of September. Available in either hardcover or Deluxe edition, with 16 bonus pages.


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