The Letterpress Artist’s Edition At the Earth’s Core is a stunningly beautiful edition. Pulp artist George Gross; The Art of Feefal; Lady Death pin-ups; French graphic novels; the hilarious comic strip from Brazil, Macanudo; Lady Mechanika’s new origin; the true story of Tokyo Rose; Animal Castle Deluxe; Tex the Western returns; Warren’s Spacemen #1-3 is collected; Sabrina 60 Years; Alley Oop; 2023 Calendars and more.
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|AT THE EARTH'S CORE Deluxe Signed
Letterpress Edition. Limited & numbered, 648. Highly Recommended. Art by Frazetta, St. John, Sanjulian, Eggleton, Patrick, Stout, Yeates, Jusko, Burian, Grindberg & Jones. ERB Books has issued their next deluxe boxed set, designed to capture the craftsmanship of the past while leading you to experience the adventure of Pellucidar in a fresh new way. The book has been printed letterpress with magnesium plates on a vintage Heidelberg press. Each includes one of the printing plates designed to print one of the pages in the book, a bonus portfolio, 21 color plates, 14 b&w plates, and 35 b&w illustrations by classic as well as contemporary artists. Edgar Rice Burroughs, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: ATEAD
Hard Cover, 7x10, 302pg, Partial Color
|We’ve just shipped out all backorders of this along with the very last dedication page which was left out, an errata page from the publisher, and a bonus extra page of Burrough’s correspondence. We have ten copies left as I write this. The publisher has only five Artist Proof copies left if we sell through these before those are gone. Here’s more recent ERB editions.|
|GEORGE GROSS COVERED Hardcover |
Bonus 18 pages exclusive to this edition. Recommended. George Gross is one of the best known of the pulp cover artists — here we are introduced to his men's adventure magazine covers and art of the '50s and '60s, and paperback covers from the '40s through the '80s. He was a mentor and friend to iconic illustrator Mort Künstler. Gross's artwork helped establish a visual vocabulary for action/adventure and hard-boiled fiction. His imagery continues to inspire and influence, from action paperbacks to the Pulp Fiction movie poster. New Texture, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: GEOGCH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 140pg, Full Color
|Also available in softcover with a variant cover. [GEOGC. $24.95]. Click here or on the banner above for more from this publisher.|
|THE ART OF FEEFAL |
By Linnea Kikuchi. Her spooky-cute style has been a constant throughout her career, amassing legions of dedicated Instagram followers who not only adore her art, but are always keen to know the stories and inspiration behind it. For the first time, Feefal shares the early influences that put her on the path to becoming the professional character designer she is today, including those of her Swedish-Japanese upbringing. In doing so, the ideas behind paintings such as Lamp Shade Lady, Understanding the Hahahaki Disease (a fictional ailment caused by unrequited love) and Momento Mori are explained. Galleries of paintings intertwined with step-by-step tutorials and insights into her creative process. 3dtotal Publishing, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: ARTFEH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 152pg, Full Color
|LADY DEATH EVEN MORE NAUGHTY Artbook |
All New! Lady Death's naughty side is in this brand-new hardcover art book, containing 48 full-color pages of pin up art from loads of today's top artists. Topless, see-through filmy outfits, or otherwise nearly nude. Contributors include Ryan Brown, Spurlonga, Elias Chatzoudis, Mike DeBalfo, Greg Horn, Ryan Kincaid, Mike Krome, Mike Mayhew, Dawn McTeigue, Dan Mendoza, Monte Moore and many more! Coffin Comics, 2022. Mature Readers. ...More.
Item Code: LDEMNH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 48pg, Full Color
|Here is more Lady Death special comics and art books.|
|TEXAS JACK Book 1 |
Volume 1 of 2. Highly Recommended. By Pierre Dubois. Art by Dimitri Armand. A circus performer and dime novel hero, Texas Jack is hired by the government to eliminate a dangerous gang in distant Wyoming ... he's a crack shot and a gunslinger, but he’s never even seen the Wild West! Fortunately his path will lead him to a real professional: Marshal Sykes. With his three co-stars from the show, they're going to get into some wild action with a group of bloodthirsty murderers. It's a suicide mission he can't turn down. Excellent artwork. Cinebook, 2022....More.
Item Code: TEXJ01
Soft Cover, 9x11, 64pg, Full Color
|TEXAS JACK Book 2 |
Highly Recommended. Book 2 of 2. By Pierre Dubois. Art by Dimitri Armand. Jack and his friends, still attached to Marshal Sykes’ posse, are on their way to Eagle Town to rendezvous with a cavalry detachment. Yet there are still questions marks hanging over his mission. Too many ambushes, too many coincidences ... Not to mention that the idea of sending a circus act to fight a deadly bandit remains a preposterous idea to Sykes ... and that the presence of the too-beautiful Amy creates tensions between the two teams. Outstanding art, fast-paced good story. Cinebook, 2022....More.
Item Code: TEXJ02
Soft Cover, 9x11, 64pg, Full Color
|Here is more western graphic novels.|
|AKKAD Book 1 |
Part 1 of 2. By Clarke (Frédéric Seron). In the near future, Earth is falling to a catastrophic alien invasion: giant beetle-like creatures emerge without warning from spatio-temporal rifts, wipe out resistance in a certain zone, then seal it behind a completely impenetrable barrier. Entire sections of the planet have already been lost forever. With conventional weaponry powerless, the USA authorize a program that will turn five teenagers into pure geniuses. Will the test subjects find a defense— or will they become out of control themselves? Cinebook, 2022....More.
Item Code: AKK01
Soft Cover, 9x11, 72pg, Full Color
|AKKAD Book 2 |
Part 2 of 2. By Clarke (Frédéric Seron). Conclusion. To save humanity from a mortal threat, an unscrupulous scientist conducts a dangerous experiment on five teenagers, hoping to turn them into weapons. Professor Kessler’s experiment continues, but the powers of his test subjects are growing at a phenomenal rate. He calls upon Sofi, herself a guinea pig for him once, and who loathes him, to oversee the teenagers ... and track them down when they inevitably escape. Is it not already too late to stop the invasion, as the number of enemy incursions suddenly skyrockets? Cinebook, 2022....More.
Item Code: AKK02
Soft Cover, 9x11, 48pg, Full Color
|RAJ Volume 1 The Missing Nabobs of The City of Gold |
In the art style of Tintin. Book 1 of 2. By Wilbur. Art by Didier Conrad. In the 19th century Raj — the British colonial empire in India — a young, idealistic Crown agent is confronted with the sordid reality of colonialism and its ugly consequences. Book 1 of 2. Bombay, 1831. Freshly arrived from London, Alexander Martin reports to his new boss at the Indian Political Service, a government agency whose function is little more than helping the East India Company expand its grasp on the Indian subcontinent. The enthusiastic, somewhat idealistic young man soon begins displeasing the British establishment, and is shunned by Bombay’s polite society ... until several of its members begin disappearing, forcing Alexander to investigate ... Cinebook, 2022....More.
Item Code: RAJ01
Soft Cover, 9x11, 48pg, Full Color
|Here is more from France, now in new English editions.|
|MACANUDO Welcome to Elsewhere |
Introduction by Matt Groening. Highly Recommended. In the spirit of Calvin & Hobbes, Mutts, and Krazy Kat, Liniers (Ricardo Siri) uses a shifting cast of children, talking animals, imaginary monsters, sensitive robots, occasional elves, and anthropomorphized objects to perform gags, philosophize, muse on nature, and engage in surreal, artistic flights of fancy. It's hilarious! Jokes about domestic life, imagined scenarios of historical figures, Cthulu showing up to Tinder dates, characters simply enjoying a pastoral sunset, the puncturing of pop-culture stalwarts: Macanudo is a boundless canvas for its author's humane and delightfully off-kilter view of the world, in a way few comic strips have ever even attempted. Fantagraphics, 2022....More.
Item Code: MACAH
Hard Cover, 9x7, 176pg, Full Color
|LADY MECHANIKA Volume 7 The Monster of The Ministry of Hell |
Collects the complete four issue series. Recommended. By Joe Benitez. Art by Beth Sotelo. The origin of the notorious adventuress! In a Victorian asylum full of grotesque inmates, sadistic guards, and a fanatical doctor, a young lady wakes to find her arms and legs have been replaced with mechanical limbs. But who among this gruesome menagerie is the true Monster of the Ministry of Hell? The origins of the notorious adventuress known as Lady Mechanika! Cover Gallery with seven homage covers by Joe Benitez. to celebrate his return and her debut with Image. Image Comics, 2022....More.
Item Code: LADY07
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
|Volume 1 remains available [LADY01. $14.99]. It collects #0-5, 2010-15.|
|TOKYO ROSE ZERO HOUR |
Recommended. By Andre R. Frattino. Art by Kate Kasenow. The true story of Iva Toguri, a Japanese American woman who was visiting her relatives in Tokyo shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Trapped in Japan, Iva refused to renounce her American citizenship. But she was forced to take a job with Radio Tokyo to host "Zero Hour," a propaganda broadcast aimed at demoralizing American troops — in the role of the infamous Tokyo Rose, "The Siren of the Pacific." Tuttle, 2022....More.
Item Code: TOKRH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 128pg, b&w
|ANIMAL CASTLE Volume 1 Signed & Limited |
Collects issues #1-5. Tipped-in signature plate, signed by writer and artist, limited to 250. Recommended. By Xavier Dorison. Art by Felix Delep. On the Farm, all animals were equal. In the Castle, some are more equal than others. Forgotten by men, the Animal Castle is ruled with an iron hoof by President Silvio. The bull and its dog militia savor their power, while the other animals are exhausted by work, until the arrival of the mysterious Azelar, a traveling rat who will teach them the secrets of civil disobedience. Ablaze, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: ANIM01D
Hard Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
Unsigned Hardcover edition [ANIM01H.
|DEJAH THORIS VS JOHN CARTER OF MARS |
Collects #1-6. AAn epic adventure, reuniting fiction's greatest lovers: Dejah Thoris from Barsoom, and John Carter from Earth! But their reunion is short-lived...The Longborn, an ancient and mysterious race of immortal "gods", have arrived to reclaim what is theirs: Mars! A planet-sized war courtesy Dan Abnett (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Justice League) and Alessandro Miracolo (Red Sonja). Dynamite, 2022....More.
Item Code: DEJVJ
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
|Here is more Dejah and John Carter.|
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.
|TEX IN THE LAND OF THE SEMINOLES |
Highly Recommended. By Mauro Boselli (who provides a six-page introduction with art by Toppi). Art by Michele Rubini. One of our very favorite westerns returns. Tex Willer is on the run! To escape the relentless FBI agent's hunt, the lone outlaw ends up in Florida, where a bloody war has been waged between the American army and the Seminoles for thirty years in the swamps infested with poisonous snakes and ferocious crocodiles. First a soldier, then a deserter and finally an enemy traitor, Tex will find himself fighting not only for his life, but for the salvation of an entire people! All six chapters together. Epicenter Comics, 2022....More.
Item Code: TEXLH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 400pg, b&w
|We didn’t get our full order of this, so if you find we are out of stock, we expect more soon. Our previous Tex collection is out of print, and so is the Free Comic Book Day issue we offered in May, which previewed this new book.|
|SPACEMEN Volume 1 |
Collects #1-3, 1961-62. Recommended. By Basil Gogos et al. Warren's companion title to the ground breaking Famous Monsters, also edited by Forry Ackerman. Four years before Creepy got started, here's a look at the best science fiction films with pictures, interviews and synopses of the best films of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. 210 pages of SF action, wonder, and amazement guaranteed to thrill the Space Cadet in all of us! Get ready for blast off!! PS Artbooks, 2022....More.
Item Code: SPAME01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 210pg, b&w
|HARLEY QUINN & THE GOTHAM CITY SIRENS Omnibus |
Collects the complete Gotham City Sirens #1-26 and Catwoman #83, 2009-2011. Recommended By Paul Dini, Peter Calloway & Tony Bedard. Art by Guillem March & Andres Guinaldo. The bad girls of Gotham City! Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are tired of playing by other peoples' rules regardless of which side of the law they're on. These tough ladies have a new agenda that's all their own, and they'll use any means necessary to pursue it. But can they get along and work as a team? And who will get hurt along the way? Batman is away...but not so are Hush, the Riddler and the Joker, all out to squash the gals. DC Comics, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: HARGCH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 648pg, Full Color
|BATMAN NO MAN'S LAND Omnibus Volume 2 |
By Dennis O'Neil. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz. The epic conclusion to Gotham City's darkest hour — the crossover event that will completely change Gotham and the Dark Knight! Features appearances by Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, the Scarecrow and many others. An earthquake has cut off Gotham City from the rest of the world; criminals are running wild. Lex Luthor offers to help against Bane, Two-Face and the Joker, but can they trust him? DC Comics, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: BATN02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1080pg, Full Color
|SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH 60 Magical Stories |
Recommended. By Dan DeCarlo, Frank Doyle, Dan Parent et al. 60 stories from 60 years of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, including her first story and many more by Dan DeCarlo. Fun, full-color commemorative collection of magical and mischievous stories! Digest-sized. 500 pages of classics — one story from each of the 60 years of Sabrina's history! Also: behind-the-scenes anecdotes that shed light on each decade and iteration of Sabrina. Archie Comics, 2022....More.
Item Code: SABMA
Soft Cover, 5x8, 512pg, Full Color
|We have just three copies left of Sabrina The Teenage Witch Vol 1, from 2019, collecting #1-5 of the new series by Kelly Thompson and Veronica Fish [SAB01. $14.99].|
|ALLEY OOP AND HAN SIN'S KITE 1974 By Dave Graue |
Recommended. Alley Oop time-travels to ancient China to find the first kite ever made— but instead finds spies, intrigue, and traitors in the high court! Includes all the daily strips from 1974, never before reprinted. Also featuring "Stranded in Nerr". Professor Lurch invents a new car, but to keep it from the wrong hands, Alley takes it time-traveling. But instead of Pennsylvania in 1794, they end up, well, in a very strange land...and Wonmug can't track them down. Manuscript, 2022....More.
Item Code: ALLEHS
Soft Cover, 9x8, 106pg, b&w
|Here are more in the Dave Graue series, and click here for the V.T. Hamlin collections.|
|ARROWSMITH Volume 2 Behind Enemy Lines |
Collects Behind Enemy Lines #1-6. Recommended. Excellent art. In a world where World War One is fought with magic and dragons as much as bullets and trenches, young Fletcher Arrowsmith of the Overseas Aero Corps is sent on a secret mission into enemy territory, to find a mysterious ally and stop a deadly plan to destroy Europe. He'll deal with dangerous enemy sorcerers, werewolves, and trolls...and learn the true secrets behind magic and the war itself. Image Comics, 2022....More.
Item Code: ARR02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 168pg, Full Color
|Volume 1 is still available, collecting #1-6, 2003-04. Recommended [ARR01. $24.99].|
|PULP ATTACK 2023 Calendar |
Recommended. Twelve steamy magazine and paperback covers and movie posters from the golden age of sleaze. Nautipuss, She Tried to be Good, Satan was a Man, Perversity, etc. Nice selection of sultry ladies. Lots of cleavage. Eco friendly paper, all major holidays. Features months and days in additional languages.Tushita, 2022....More.
Item Code: PULP23
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
|CINEMA NOIR 2023 Calendar |
Classic collection of twelve amazing and mostly little-seen movie posters from the golden age of Hollywood crime dramas. Exploitation and girls galore. The Devil is a Woman, Laura, The Chase, Gardenia, Cult of the Cobra, Maltese Falcon, City that Never Sleeps, Scarface, even Bogart and Bacall are here, and Spellbound with Ingrid Bergman & Gregory Peck. Tushita, 2022....More.
Item Code: CN23
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
|WORLDS OF FICTION 2023 Calendar |
Recommended. Robbie the Robot gets top billing on a fun selection of action film posters, including a Flash Gordon wanna-be film with Flash himself, Rocket Ship with Buster Crabbe. Also Invasion from Planet X and then we have at least one vintage pulp cover, this one from Amazing Stories. With full page top image and full page bottom grid on premium European paper stock. Tushita, 2022....More.
Item Code: WOF23
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
|PIN-UP HISTORY 2023 Calendar |
Vintage Pin Ups from an impressive variety of artists. Many of the most popular artists are here, if you’d like to explore 40s and 50s pin-ups beyond Elvgren. All with that wonderful innocent appeal of vintage pin-up art, girls with big smiles or a look of naive surprise. Features 4 months at a glance view. Tushita, 2022 ...More.
Item Code: PI23
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
|Click here for all available 2023 calendars. Several, like the two deluxe Frazettas, are still coming.|
|MIDDLE EARTH Visions of a Modern Myth Signed |
Closeout Price! Just added, an all-new signed bookplateby Giancola! Highly Recommended. From the brush of Donato Giancola, one of the world's most recognized and lauded fantasy artists, comes a book filled with new illustrations that apply his legendary Renaissance craftsmanship to J. R. R. Tolkien's fantastic Middle-Earth. Dramatic lighting and deft draftsmanship in a photo-realistic style, reminiscent of master painters, explains Donato's popularity. Winner of numerous Hugo and Chesley Awards. This long-awaited, moving, and beautiful voyage through Middle-Earth — a must-have for eager genre readers everywhere — offers a refreshingly new exploration of literature's most beloved fantasy realm with portraits as well as action scenes involving all the characters. Underwood Books, 2010....More.
Item Code: MIDEH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 78pg, Full Color
|When Donato Giancola did his bookplate for Spectum Quarterly 2, he noticed we’d gotten this book back into stock in a warehouse find from Underwood Books (click here for all these). Donato suggested creating a new bookplate for it and we were thrilled. And at a sale price. Here’s more by Giancola.|
We have five new adult calendars this week, several of our best sellers each year: Mystique X-posed and also from the Mystique people, Hot Naked Girls, Big Boob Girls, and Xxplicit Babes. From Tushita, we have the artistic b&w nudes of Erotic Touch. See more of this year’s adult and pin-up calendars on our website.
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Ed Binkley, the cover artist for this issue, volunteered to give us a bookplate for all of our remaining copies. As we did with Volume 1, we limited the original bookplate to 300. This issue’s bookplate by Donato Giancola just sold out. But now we have a second outstanding signed bookplate thanks to Ed Binkley.
Editors Arnie and Cathy Fenner are hard at work on SPQ #3, with features on Brom, Wrightson & more.
We featured Ed Binkley’s work on our latest catalog cover, Fall 2022. If you don’t have a copy yet, ask for one with your order, or download here. [UPDATE. $0.00]. It’s free.
Our next catalog, the 2022 Holiday Edition, is in the works now, with a cover by Kinuko Y. Craft from her new book. It will be in your hands in early to mid November.
I’m driving to the Bay Area to meet John Fleskes and pick up our copies on Sept 24. The Special Hardcover edition is about half sold out from us. This has been among Flesk’s most successful books. It is undoubtedly the best art book ever on Booth’s fine-line work.
We’re still processing the 50+ new sale books from PS. We just tried to reorder several from our U.S. source and found they are ALL sold out, so what we have is all we will have. We didn’t stock these quite as heavily as we have in the past, so please avoid disappointment by acting now to order your favorites.
We delayed sending out Part 2 of our PS Sale email; this may be sent on Sept 27 if we can finish our work on these, getting them all scanned and described.
I just read this and thoroughly enjoyed it. Well worth the price of admission, and good for all ages. -Bud ($20)
Also still available and signed from Kesinger: Time Traveling with your Octopus and Walking your Octopus. $30 ea. Traveling with your Octopus $29.95 and Dressing your Octopus SC ($25) and HC Deluxe ($60) have just one copy of each left.
I just returned from this vintage comics show in Oklahoma, and I had a wonderful time. I had two tables of both old comics and new material, and I managed to find lots of great new things for my own collection. I’ll try and gen up a report for Facebook and our blog in the next few days.
Upcoming Shows this Fall
We’ll be exhibiting at:
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
55th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, Pasadena, February 10-12, 2023
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