Thursday, October 27, 2022

Sanjulian, Illustrators Quarterly The Warren Magazines, The Complete Little Nemo, Miracleman Omnibus, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Druillet, Lord Gris, 2023 calendars


Our Highest Recommendation goes to two wonderful items just arrived this week: Sanjulian: Master of Fantasy Art and Illustrators Quarterly Special: The Illustrated History of Warren Magazines. If that’s not enough for a Halloween week, we also have The Complete Little Nemo, Miracleman Omnibus, The Man Who Fell to Earth--David Bowie’s landmark film now a graphic novel--Druillet, Lord Gris, and a host of new 2023 calendars. Have a wonderful Halloween next week!

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SANJULIAN Master of Fantasy Art
Limited, 1000. Completely Revised New Edition. Our Highest Recommendation. Introduction by Joe Jusko. Legendary Spanish painter and illustrator Sanjulian is renowned the world over for his incredible covers for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Vampirella, Conan, Eerie and Creepy as well as book covers, posters, private commissions and much more. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the full breadth of Sanjulian's careerHundreds of beautiful full color paintings and pencil sketches, unpublished illustrations plus rarely seen early work and many nudes, along with exclusive photos and artwork from his personal archives. Very impressive: a massive 300-page oversized art book packed with wonderful artwork. - Bud. Book Palace, 2022. . More

Item Code: SANJMH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 312pg, Full Color

For more work by Spanish illustrators, see The Art of Enric, The Art of Luis Garcia and the work of Luis Royo, who has a new calendar for this year.

ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY SPECIAL #14 The Illustrated History of Warren Magazines
Our Highest Recommendation. This explores and showcases the art of James Warren and his highly successful magazines: Famous Monsters of Filmland, Screen Thrills, Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella, 1984, The Spirit, Comix International and even more! This is packed with cover art and interior pages by the likes ofRichard Corben, Bernie Wrightson, Neal Adams, Steve Ditko, Ken Kelly, Alex Toth, Frank Frazetta, Wallace Wood, John Severin, Reed Crandall, Carmine Infantino, Alex Niño and many, many more. Plus the entire history, the ups and downs, of Warren's empire. Book Palace, 2022. More

Item Code: IQS15
Soft Cover, 9x11, 144pg, Partial Color
The IQ Special #1, devoted to Warren’s Spanish Artists, is currently out of print.

WINSOR MCCAY The Complete Little Nemo
700 oversized pages. Our Highest Recommendation. By Winsor McCay. Taschen's $200 edition is now less than half price, collecting the entire run of Nemo in one massive volume, all 549 episodes. McCay was a founding figure in the modern American entertainment industry, above all with his revolutionary comics, which set standards for panel layout and storytelling technique, timing and pacing, and architectural and other detail that left an inestimable influence on subsequent artists, including Robert Crumb and Federico Fellini. Taschen, 2022. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge.. More

Item Code: WINMH
Hard Cover, 11x14, 704pg, Full Color
Also available: Winsor McCay: His Life and Art, Abbeville Press, 1987, condition very good to fine. We have ONE copy [RB26. $75]. And Highly Recommended is Frank Pe’s Little Nemo, all new strips from this fine French illustrator, Magnetic Press, 2021 [FRAPLH. $19.99].

Illustrator and character designer Lord Gris (actually a woman) takes us on a guided tour of her world, where her anime-style characters exude emotion, attitude, mystery, and beauty that can be both bizarre and fragile. Step-by-step tutorials specially commissioned for the book are accompanied by galleries of Lord Gris's fan favorites, unseen gems, and brand new and exclusive pieces. With a love for digital art and artist-staple pens and pencils, she shares a host of skills and techniques to offer something new to every artist as well as illustration fans. Biography, new introduction by the artist, very early work, inspirations and more. 3dtotal Publishing, 2022. More

Item Code: ARTJLGH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 246pg, Full Color

Comic Book Archives

Recommended. By Garry Leach, Alan Davis, John Totleben, Rick Veitch, Chuck Austen and John Ridgway. 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. The 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. More

Item Code: MIRMAH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 808pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00

MIRACLEMAN The Golden Age By Gaiman & Buckingham
Collects #1-6, 2015. Highly Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Mark Buckingham. Atop Olympus, Miracleman presides over a brave new world forged from London's destruction. It is a world free of war, of famine, of poverty. A world of countless wonders. A world where pilgrims scale Olympus' peak to petition their living god, while miles below the dead return in fantastic android bodies. It is an Age of Miracles -- but is humankind ready for it? Do we even want it? Is there a place for humanity in a world of gods? Plus 30 pages of bonus material. Marvel, 2022. More

Item Code: MIRM01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
Here’s more from Alan Moore, including his Absolute Swamp Thing Vols 1-3 [ABS01H, etc. $99.99, $89.99 ea], Promethean, Comic Book Rebels (signed), Illuminations (his new prose collection) and more.

FANTASTIC FOUR By John Byrne Omnibus Volume 1 New Printing
Collects Fantastic Four #209-218, 220-221, 232-260 & six more titles, 1979-83. Recommended. Not since the days of Lee and Kirby had a creator so perfectly captured the intense mood, cosmic style and classic adventure of Marvel's First Family as when legendary writer/artist John Byrne launched Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny into fantastic realms of imagination and wonder! From the corners of the globe to the vastness of space to the depths of the Negative Zone, the FF face off against foes old and new, including Dr. Doom, Galactus and Annihilus! Marvel, 2022. More

Item Code: FFJB01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1096pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
Here’s more from John Byrne, and more Fantastic Four.

Collects #51-54, 1947-48. Recommended. More well-drawn sci-fi adventures from Planet's prime period with The Lost World, Futura, Space Rangers, Auro Lord of Jupiter, Mysta of the Moon, and Star Pirate. Art by DC Comics finest, Murphy Anderson, EC's George Evans, the masterful Maurice Whitman, good-girl veteran Matt Baker (two Mysta stories) and more. PS Artbooks, 2022. More

Item Code: PLC16
Soft Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Full Color
All 15 previous Planet collections are in stock, starting at $24.99. We also have a few remaining hardcover editions, on-sale at $24.99 to $29.99. See our website.

Recommended. Reprints classic comic strips from the 1930s to the 1970s. Complete stories in this issue: Buz Sawyer (1970) by Roy Crane, Sir Bagby (1963) by R&D Hackney, and The Phantom (1970-71) by Lee Falk and Sy Barry. 19 pages of full-color Sunday pages and a wealth of B&W features: Flash Gordon (1973) by Dan Barry and Bob Fujitani, Mandrake the Magician by Lee Falk and Phil Davis (1940), Alley Oop (1941) by V. T. Hamlin, Rick O'Shay (1958) by Stan Lynde, Steve Canyon (1977) by Milton Caniff, and more. Manuscript Press, 2022. More

Item Code: CR1022
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color
Click here for previous issues back to 2019.

Graphic Novels

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH The Official Movie Adaptation
By Dan Watters. Art by Dev Pramanik. An all-new, fully-authorized graphic novel adaptation of the cult 1976 movie starring David Bowie and directed by Nicholas Roeg. Includes a 12-page gallery of dozens of never-before-seen photos on the set during making of the movie. Also a 13-page feature with character sketches and showing the development of graphic novel. The film, based on the classic science fiction novel by Walter Trevis, sees an extra-terrestrial called Thomas Jerome Newton (played in the movie by David Bowie) land on Earth in search of water to save his dying home planet. Titan, 2022. Mature Readers.. More

Item Code: MANWH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 128pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
Also available is David Bowie in Comics, which came out from NBM in July [DAVBH. $27.99, $24.99]. This was first published in France.

Collects #1-4. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola gives us a new tale from the world of Hellboy, cowritten by Rob Williams with Laurence Campbell. A millenium-spanning story of wielders of the sword of Hyperborea. It gives powers to the hero who inherits it to do battle with dark forces of Lovecraftian magnitude. First up is an ancient warrior of the stone age who seems to live almost forever; then a female werewolf in 1916 London who takes on the Helioptic Brotherhood on Germany's side. A record-setting deep sea diver in 1940 takes on creatures in the deep, defending Atlantis from the Nag-unra. Then on to B.P.R.D agent Howards, and finally to a black guitarist who packs the sword in his guitar case, ready for his calling! Dark Horse, 2022. More

Item Code: SWORH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Here's two Hellboy graphic novels in the same format and more from Mike Mignola.

By Philippe Druillet. Vuzz is a warrior. A looter who has simple needs in life: to fight, to eat and to make love. Vuzz lives in a world where ruined cities are home to zombies, giant rabbits, and salacious wizards. A world where everything is desolation and uncertainties. A world where Vuzz can ultimately only count on himself. Which suits him just fine. A wordless series of sci-fi stories from early in Phillipe Druillet's career and he provides a new introduction. Handsomely printed in an oversized hardcover. Titan, 2022. More

Item Code: VUZZH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 144pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Click here for more work by Philippe Druillet: Elric and The Night. He is also in Masterpieces of Fantasy Art and in Metal Hurlant Selected Works.

Druillet is also in two Rare Books. I just reduced the prices both: Masters of Comic Book Art, 1978 [RB3063. $50] and Heavy Metal: 25 Years of Classic Covers, 2002 [RB1689. $100]. We have just one of each of these.


2023 Calendars

RETRO PIN-UPS 2023 Calendar (Avonside)
Contemporary photographs of contemporary models but recalling the old days with vintage outfits, hair styles and retro settings. No nudity, in fact it's all pretty innocent and in good fun. Lots of teasing poses in nylons and sexy outfits, legs and cleavage, classic pin-up poses. Use this tasteful wall calendar at home or at the office and start a conversation. Avonside, 2022. More

Item Code: RETP23
12x12, 26pg, Full Color

RETRO PIN-UPS 2023 Calendar (Gifted)
Recommended. Our second Retro calendar for this year, but with art rather than photos. A good variety of vintage pin-up illustrators including at least two by Peter Driben, several by Elvgren, at least one Earl Moran and other vintage pin-up artists. Classic 1940s and 1950s vintage cheesecake calendar art. Revealing lingerie, girls caught in compromising poses with nylons and garters exposed, or just posing for the viewer in lingerie or bikinis. Fun, innocent images from a bygone era, upbeat with lots of teasing smiles. Gifted, 2022. Mature Readers.. More

Item Code: RPU23
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

FANTASY ART 2023 Calendar
A new calendar of digital creations: fantasy women in cosplay-style fantasy costumes and otherworldly settings. Amazing closeups of witches, elves, winged fairies and one strange, indescribable woman in an amazing headdress! Designs with erotic overtones but no nudity. Detailed fantasy settings clearly not of this world, including a fire-breathing dragon, a rider on a jungle beast, a witch with a serpent around her shoulders, a unicorn, and more strange creatures. Tasteful for both male and female viewers. Gifted, 2022. More

Item Code: FA23
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

DINOSAURS 2023 Calendar
Recommended. Excellent, realistic paintings of an appealing variety of dinosaurs. Photo-realistic works, reminding us of James Gurney's work in his wonderful Dinotopia. A different, very real dinosaur for each month plus a bonus image. From Pterodactyls flying on leathery wings, to classic T-Rex and horned-backed Stegosaurus and long-necked plant-eaters, they are all here in cool setting and backgrounds. Great for all ages. Bright Day, 2022. More

Item Code: DINO23
12x12, 24pg, Full Color

The Frazetta Calendar (in two variants) from the Frazetta Girls just rolled in as we were finalizing this week's email, so we'll feature them next week. Click here to see them. We have ALMOST all the 2023 calendars now in stock; Pin-Up Girls by Gil Elvgren is the only one still hanging fire [PIG23. $14.99].

You can see all the 2023 calendars here; they are beginning to sell briskly. Titles sometimes sell out early so be warned.


Mature Readers

Wow, we have a heap of goodies for you this week. First up is The Complete Crepax 7: Erotic Stories Part 1, which is due in November.

Next we have two Cavewoman Budd Root Nude covers--He Said, She Said Deux--now available. See more Cavewoman here.

Finally--no less than eight new adult calendars just arrived:

The Female Form 2023 Calendar $14.99
Girls 2023 Calendar $14.99
Erotic Photography 2023 Calendar $14.99
Erotic Lingerie 2023 Calendar $14.99
Lingerie 2023 Calendar (Avonside) $14.99
Lingerie 2023 Calendar (Gifted) $14.99
Booty 2023 Calendar $14.99
Pole Dancers 2023 Calendar $14.99
Asian Babes 2023 Calendar $14.99

Nude Photography  |  Erotic Art   |  Erotic Films: DVDs  |  Adult Graphic Novels  |  All Pin-Up & Adult

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Coming in November

MAD DREAMS AND MONSTERS The Art of Phil Tippett and the Tippett Studio
By Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso. Preface by Phil Tippett. From Star Wars to Jurassic Park and RoboCop to Starship Troopers, special effects master Phil Tippett has brought his magic to some of the most iconic films of all time. His unparalleled career in visual effects spans more than 40 years, with two Academy Awards, one BAFTA, and two Emmys. This stunning book, published in a beautiful slipcase, celebrates Tippett's career, from early Super 8 explorations through his groundbreaking work with Industrial Light & Magic, DreamWorks, and beyond. Cameron Books, 2022. Due: Nov.. More

Item Code: MADDH
Hard Cover, 13x11, 528pg, Partial Color

GODZILLA & KONG Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett
Storyboard art from the blockbuster hits Godzilla vs. Kong, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Kong: Skull Island. This features a selection of the best sequences from these three films and "Unused Scenes" reveal the the making of the films with never before seen sequences. Introduction by director Adam Wingard and afterword by Oscar-nominated Production Designer Stefan Dechant. Clover Press, 2022. Due: Nov.. More

Item Code: GODKOH
Hard Cover, 12x9, 200pg, Full Color

Collects #1-5, 1961-62. Highly Recommended. By Joe Gill. Art by Steve Ditko et al. After a seaquake, a huge lizard-like creature walked out of the ocean and almost destroyed a fishing village in Ireland. Fortunately for the village, the same quake that brought the 65 foot monster to land has also grounded a salvage ship, the crew of which proved up to the task of capturing the beast. The monster, dubbed Gorgo, was really just a youngster and its 200 foot tall mother was coming for him. PS Artbooks. 2022. Due: Nov.. More

Item Code: SAG01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
There will also be a softcover edition that you can pre-order now, but it is not due until March [SAG01. $32.99]

Eisner-award winning artists Michael Allred, Steve Bissette, Jae Lee, Paul Pope, and Bill Sienkiewicz, along with Nick Pitarra (co-creator of The Manhattan Projects) and Vanessa Cardinali (Image Comics' Slumber) have teamed up to create an all-new graphic novel, The Golem of Venice Beach. This 152-page epic about the adventures of a 400-year-old Golem spans 16th century Europe to the horrors of World War II to modern day Venice Beach, where the Golem becomes entangled in a war between a gang and the police. Clover Press, 2022. Due Nov.. More

Item Code: GOLVBH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 152pg, Full Color
You’ll find more on The Golem legend in Tales from the Outerverse [TALEFH. $24.99, $21.99] and from Mike Mignola, Joe Golem Occult Detective [JOEGH. $39.99, $34.99].

THE INCAL Deluxe Edition
Highly Recommended. By Alejandro Jodorowsky. Art by Moebius. This oversized deluxe edition promises to be quite special. Its unique, streamlined design offers a luxury, cloth-bound hardcover of Moebius' best known work, The Incal. Extras include gold-foil debossing and a portfolio with two lithograph prints showcasing John Difool's iconic plummet down Suicide Alley. This is all about highlighting Moebius' exceptional artwork and Jodorowsky's wild story -- all housed inside a gorgeous slipcase with never-before-used cover art. Humanoids, 2022. Due: Nov.. More

Item Code: INCD
Hard Cover, 316pg, Partial Color
$149.99 $134.99
Here is another Incal edition plus more by Jodorowsky.

Recommended. An original sci-fi adventure of rebellion against a totalitarian and oppressive world, as imagined by master storyteller Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Incal, Metabarons, Jodorowsky's Dune) with art by the superb Fred Beltran. On city-planet Megalex, a tyrannical order reigns over a population controlled by drug addiction and genetic manipulation. Freedom fighters hide in a primitive and impenetrable forest but are easy prey -- until a clone policeman, known only as Anomaly, is rescued from death by the rebel Adama and learns the truth about the side he's been fighting for. Now the gentle giant has joined the opposition and is eager to help topple his former masters. Nudity and adult themes. Humanoids, 2022. Mature Readers. Due: Nov.. More

Item Code: DMEGH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 164pg, Full Color
$59.99 $54.99
The Technopriests is also illustrated by Fred Beltran, along with Zoran Janjetov. It just came in the door, too late to make this week’s list. See it here for more of Beltran’s fine artwork.

Collects #34-36, including three fold-out color posters. Leather binding, massive 664 pages. By Kentaro Miura. Art by Kentaro Miura. Griffith's new Band of the Hawk assume their unholy forms to battle the monstrous Kushan emperor and his horde of demons, leaving the terrified Midland citizenry to wonder if their rescuers are another horrific curse. Meanwhile, Guts and his companions seek refuge to repair their ship on a small island that is not the safe haven they'd hoped for -- it's a sinister place watched over by an ancient, vengeful god whose power is about to be unleashed! Dark Horse, 2022. Mature Readers. Due: Nov.. More

Item Code: BER12H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 664pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99
Find the previous volumes here.

By Jim Pressman and Donna Pressman. From Chinese checkers to the Wheel of Fortune board game -- the story of how one family business shaped the way Americans play. It is a story that reflects the development of the toy industry as a whole -- encompassing the rise of plastics, the emergence of character licensing and TV advertising, and the surprising endurance of the physical board game in our digital age. Abundantly illustrated with new color photography as well as rare archival images, this will be an essential volume for anyone with an interest in the history of play. Abbeville Press, 2022. Due: Nov.. More

Item Code: CENATH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 256pg, Partial Color

TOYS 100 Years of All-American Toy Ads
Massive 528 pages in full color. Recommended. By Jim Heimann and Steven Heller. Decade by decade, eight chapters carry us from 1900 to the 1990s, with wonderful ads for all the best toys. All the favorite characters are here, from Flash Gordon, and Superman watches, to James Bond and Action Heroes. In the world of toy production, the multi-million dollar industry took the advertising of its product seriously, and toy manufacturers inundated customers with their latest product via trade journals. Frisbees, board games, baseball mitts, Hula-Hoops, air rifles, video games, dolls, and miniature trains were all served up to generations of children, cementing forever the memories of playtime. Taschen, 2021. More

Item Code: TOYSH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 528pg, Partial Color


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.


News & Notes

We brought in 100 copies of the hardcover by special arrangement with Flesk. We have just nine copies left, so this is your last chance [FRABSSH. $65]. These will be gone in a few days. We have plenty of the softcover [FRABSS. $49.95, $45.00] and we can reorder it.

This has proved to be very popular and I expected to run through all the copies we were allowed that included a bonus illustrated bookplate, limited to advance orders. Fortunately the publisher included more bookplates with our reorder, so for now each one still comes with one [THFMH. $54.99]. Click here for more by Matania.

On October 19, we sent a Rare Books email special with 60 new & recent items that we have just ONE copy of. If you are not signed up to get these, you can do so here. You can see it on the blog here, but be aware some items are already sold out—they will show up but when you click on them they will come up noted as “Out of Stock.” For instance, the first item, an Alex Toth set of five books, is sold out.

You can also scroll down to the bottom of the home page to see the latest arrivals. If you check in regularly (I’d recommend Wednesday or Thursday, since the email goes out Thursday evening), you may snap up that special item before it is seen by all our weekly email subscribers. Many items sell out Thursday evening or next day, Friday, after the email goes out.


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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Frazetta’s Book Cover Art is here, stories by Alan Moore, Black Adam boxed set, Neil Gaiman’s Miracleman, Black Panther, Alley Oop 5, and Hellboy!

Vanguard’s Frazetta gets our highest recommendation for both editions. We have a collection of prose stories by Alan Moore, including a piece on the comics industry; Black Adam boxed set; a big stack of huge new Omnibuses; Beethoven; Gaiman’s Miracleman: The Golden Age; Black Panther; V.T. Hamlin’s Alley Oop 5, and bestseller Blackhawk hits Volume 3. Enjoy!

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FRAZETTA BOOK COVER ART The Definitive Reference Deluxe
Deluxe Slipcase with wrap-around art and 16 bonus pages. Our Highest Recommendation. By J. David Spurlock. This new book is devoted solely to the artist's single, most beloved venue, Book Cover Art. By focusing on this specific area, the book boasts room enough to feature every single one of Frazetta's famous and highly collectable covers, beautifully and authentically reproduced at a larger size on a page to itself. All, paperbacks from girlie publishers, Ace Burroughs covers, Conans, and far far more, are presented in chronological order, which gives readers a unique ability to follow Frazetta's evolution as an artist. Commentary and rare quotes from the artist himself. Vanguard, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: FRAZBCD
Hard Cover, 8x11, 184pg, Partial Color

FRAZETTA BOOK COVER ART The Definitive Reference
Does not include a slipcase or the bonus pages.
Item Code: FRAZBCH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 168pg, Full Color

Here’s more Frazetta, including details on the upcoming Taschen XXL volume.

ILLUMINATIONS Stories By Alan Moore
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Highly Recommended. "A wonderful collection, Brilliant and moving." - Neil Gaiman. In his first-ever short story collection, which spans forty years of work and features many never-before-published pieces, Alan Moore presents a series of wildly different and equally unforgettable characters who discover — and in some cases even make and unmake — the various uncharted parts of existence. Bloomsbury, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: ILLSTH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 464pg, Text Only
Click here for more by Alan Moore, including Comic Book Rebels from 1997, signed by Moore and seven other creators (without slipcase: COMBRS. RB$150 and with slipcase: RB1663. $250].

New Revised Edition, first published in 2017. Highly Recommended. Includes more films, rare images, and in-depth explorations to bring this award-winning book completely up to date, cementing its position as the definitive and essential guide to horror movies. Through a series of informative chapters and fascinating sidebars chronologically charting the evolution of horror movies for more than a century, profusely illustrated throughout with over 600 rare and unique images including posters, lobby cards, advertising, promotional items, tie-in books and magazines. Plus wonderful paintings from the original art celebrating horror milestones, actors and actresses. Applause Books, 2022....More.

Item Code: ARTHMH
Hard Cover, 10x11, 320pg, Full Color
Also don’t miss The Art of Pulp Horror in the same series [ARTPHH. $40, $36.99]. It has Our Highest Recommendation.

Graphic Novels


HELLBOY The Bones of Giants
Collects Hellboy: Bones of Giants #1-4, 2021-22. A brand new Hellboy adventure! Highly Recommended. Hellboy and Abe Sapien go to Sweden for a wild adventure full of Norse legends, giant demons, hordes of creatures, and a threat that could bring not just Earth but the Nine Realms of Norse mythology to their knees. Based on the illustrated novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, this new graphic novel brings readers into Hellboy’s fight against the Frost Giants with stunning art by Matt Smith and colors by Chris O’Halloran. Dark Horse, 2022....More.

Item Code: HELBGH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Here’s more Hellboy collections.

Collects #1-3. Recommended. By Scott Snyder. Art by Greg Capullo. Lam Lyle, a lovely young woman of science, dismissed stories of the conflict between angel and demon-kind. But when she discovers she is being raised by demons and is saved by a hulking, benevolent demon named Gus — her father's former partner — everything changes. Our feisty and attractive heroine turns out to have powers she never knew she had and she is thrust into a climactic war of good and evil that goes back to the beginning of time. Good artwork and supporting characters, nasty well-depicted demons.... Dark Horse, 2022....More.

Item Code: WEHAV
Soft Cover, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color

Recommended. By Philippe Collin. Art by Sébastien Goethals. In the dead of night, eighty-three-year-old Marcel Grob is sequestered by an investigating judge who questions him about his past. Particularly beginning on June 28, 1944, the day when “Marzell,” like ten thousand of his German-speaking peers from the French borderland province of Alsace, became a member of the Nazis’ infamous Waffen SS. But did the teenager volunteer, or was he conscripted by the Nazis? Dead Reckoning, 2022....More.

Item Code: JOURMG
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Partial Color
Here are more stories of military history from publisher Dead Reckoning. I enjoy reading these and recommend nearly every one.

BEETHOVEN A Stand for Freedom
Recommended. By Régis Penet. 1806. The great Napoleonic conquests are underway and Austria, Beethoven's home, is now occupied by French troops. Beethoven is a towering figure in Austrian culture. He is 36 years old and is forced to live in the palace of Prince Alois von Lichnowsky; von Lichnowsky made it a point of honor to have the composer play in front of his guests. But Beethoven refused to show his talent. "Tell the French that there is still one man in Austria who is not subject to them, and that he does not bear any title." -Beethoven! Life Drawn, 2022.  ...More.

Item Code: BEETST
Soft Cover, 8x10, 144pg, b&w
Here are more graphic novels dealing with musicians: Bluesman, Hendrix Electric Requiem, Janis Joplin: Love Me Please, Django Reinhart: Hand on Fire, Leonard Cohen, and Nelle. Books on music: Rock Covers, Art Record Covers, Jazz Covers, Sun Ra, The Haunted Banjo, Electric Frankenstein, and more.

MIRACLEMAN The Golden Age By Gaiman & Buckingham
Collects #1-6, 2015. Highly Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Mark Buckingham. Atop Olympus, Miracleman presides over a brave new world forged from London's destruction. It is a world free of war, of famine, of poverty. A world of countless wonders. A world where pilgrims scale Olympus' peak to petition their living god, while miles below the dead return in fantastic android bodies. It is an Age of Miracles — but is humankind ready for it? Do we even want it? Is there a place for humanity in a world of gods? Plus 30 pages of bonus material. Marvel, 2022....More.

Item Code: MIRM01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Full Color
Also available is a Miracleman Omnibus [MIRMAH. $100, $90] due in October. And an Artifact Edition [MIRAEH. $150] which is temporarily out of stock but due back shortly.

Includes 4-page punch-out Robot! Recommended. "Brian picks up the baton left by the Fleischer Studios Superman cartoon in 1941 and finished the story!" This latest graphic novel from Brian Fies (Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, A Fire Story) already has a fan base and a considerable history of accomplishment. Initially published online as a webcomic, it was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic in both 2014 and 2015. Decades after being imprisoned for threatening his city with an army of giant robots, an elderly scientist reenters society, only to discover he needs help navigating life in the 21st century. Experiencing real kindness and friendship for the first time, his new relationships challenge the inventor’s single-minded devotion for vengeance — just as his plans threaten to spiral out of his control. Abrams, 2022....More.

Item Code: LASMEC
Hard Cover, 7x11, 192pg, Full Color
See our website for many more books starring robots, from film robots to pre-code comics and modern graphic novels...

Comics & Archives


Collects #17-20, 1947-48. Highly Recommended. The best-selling PS Artbook series this year continues! Four more 52-page issues with wonderful stories of adventure, and fine artwork by Al Bryant, Jack Cole, Bill Ward, and Reed Crandall. Femme fatales abound, as only Crandall can create them. High-flying adventure in the boys' original Grumman two-engine planes. Fights to the death with evil geniuses, ex-Nazis, dictators and more. Plus Chop-Chop backup stories, and some wildly sexy girls by the creator of Torchy, Bill Ward, doing his thing as one of Blackhawk's regular artists. PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: BLAC03
Soft Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Full Color
Volume 2 is back in stock and available now [BLAC02. $32.99]. We are awaiting a reorder of Volume 1 but you can reserve a copy now [BLAC01. $32.99]. Blackhawk is also examined in Reed Crandall: Illustrator of the Comics [REEDCRA. $39.95], which comes with a signed illustrated bookplate, and in The Quality Companion [QUALC. $31.95, $27.95].

Collects #1-6, 1957-58, from Harvey Comics. Highly Recommended. Collects all six issues of this outstanding title. The first two issues each feature four stories by Jack Kirby, including a Kamandi prototype. Kirby has one story each in #3 and 4, collaborates with Al Williamson in #5. Also contributing here are Bob Powell, Doug Wildey, John Severin (two covers), and Williamson does another story! Not half bad for a long forgotten pre-1960s title!! PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: ALAR01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color

WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK Christmas in Duckburg
New printing. Book 21 in the series. Our Highest Recommendation. By Carl Barks. 17 complete stories from 1958-59. When Donald decides to let the boys pick their own Christmas present, they choose...a Ferris Wheel! Only Uncle Scrooge can pay for it, and only if Donald will go to Canada to pick up a 100-foot Christmas tree. Oh, if only it were that easy! Then, Donald becomes a firefighter and dreams of rescuing a damsel in distress and proving he is brave and noble. And, when Uncle Scrooge notices an unidentified island in the South Pacific, the race is on for him to claim it for himself! Fantagraphics, 2022. Out of Print. ...More.

Item Code: WD21H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$35.00 $31.99
See more of the Complete Barks series here.

New 11-page Introduction by Max Allan Collins. Highly Recommended. Johnny Craig's crime and horror stories written and drawn for Vault of Horror, Shock SuspenStories, and Crime SuspenStories, as well as the complete collection of all his "Dateline" stories from Extra! Craig's murder masterpiece, "Understudies," in which two lovers conspire to remove their respective spouses, in a twisted twist recalling The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity; and his signature horror story "...All Through the House" (twice adapted to film — for 1972's Tales From the Crypt movie and HBO's 1989 Tales From the Crypt pilot episode). Plus, the debut of EC's enigmatic horror hostess, Drusilla, and a look at the work of EC artists Harry Harrison, Howard Larsen, Sheldon Moldoff (Moon Girl) as well. Thirty-one stories in all, with essays and commentary by EC experts. Introduction by Grand Master crime novelist Max Allan Collins.Fantagraphics, 2022....More.

Item Code: DEADLH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 256pg, b&w
$35.00 $31.99
Here are more in the Fantagraphics EC Artist series.

Recommended. The latest deluxe matching volume offers previously unseen bonus materials and extras, including rare pages from Jodorowsky’s never-reprinted comics debut in 1966! This collects the psychedelic, explosive '80s fresco The Saga of Alandor drawn by the brilliant Silvio Cadelo; the unfinished masterpiece Diosanmante drawn by Jean-Claude Gal and stories from the Screaming Planet with Opena, JH Williams III and Ciruelo. Nudity, adult. Humanoids, 2022. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: JODL04H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 272pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99
Volume 3 is $49.99, $44.99; Volumes 1-2 are the same price, $39.99, $34.99 [JODL01H, etc]. Here is more by Jodorowsky including his Incal and Madwoman of the Sacred Heart with Moebius, Knights of Heliopolis, Twisted Tales, and The Deluxe Gimenez.

GRIMM TALES OF TERROR QUARTERLY Rise of Cthulhu Alfredo Reyes Cover
By George Brusha. Art by Julius Abrera, LaManno, Mariani and Uezu. For millennia it has slept while the Grimm Universe grew around it. Remembered only in myth and legend, its name has been whispered throughout time...Cthulhu. It is evil incarnate and its awakening foretells the end of mankind. The beginning of the end of the Grimm Universe is here...Dread Cthulhu's slumber is over. Keres, the beautiful Goddess of Death, can bend men to her will (and insatiable lust) while she plots to bring Cthulhu back into the world in part one of a new adventure. Zenescope, 2022....More.

Item Code: GRIMRT
Comic, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color
Here’s more stand-alone comics in the Grimm Universe from Zenescope.

Comic Strip Collections


STEVE CANYON Volume 12 1969-1970
From the end of the tumultuous 1960s into a brand-new decade, everyone’s favorite bird colonel travels from Alaska to Latin America and romances women from dominating millionaire Copper Calhoon to— Poteet’s old friend, Bitsy Beekman? Things are not always as they seem, but the course of love finally runs true on April 24, 1970. Caniff tackles addiction, Poteet Canyon covers the cross country Powder Puff Derby as Bitsy enters the race, vying to become the champion woman pilot of 1969. On land or thousands of feet in the air, the action never stops. Chronological daily strips and Sunday Pages. IDW, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: SC12H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 296pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99
In stock now, same discounted price, are Volume 11: 1967-68 (and one hurt copy [SC11R. $49.99, $24.99] and Volume 10. Volume 9 [SC09H. $49.99] and Volume 1: 1947-48 can be special ordered for you [SC01H. $49.99]. See them all here.

ALLEY OOP Book Five Chief Bighorn 1937 V.T. Hamlin
Highly Recommended. By V.T. Hamlin. The complete year of 1937 daily Alley Oop strips, all newly scanned and cleaned from newspaper pages. Alley Oop meets Chief Bighorn. King Guzzle is deposed and Oola becomes the Grand Wizer of Moo. Foozy burns the plant that gives Guzzle his power and suddenly we have talking dinosaurs and Oop collapses. Lots of Dinny and various dinosaurs as chaos reins in Moo. Wonderful artwork by Hamlin. Acoustic Learning, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: ALLE05
Soft Cover, 11x8, 112pg, b&w

All back volumes are currently in stock, same price. Here are the Dave Graue collections; Dave was Hamlin’s assistant and took over the strip.


BLOOM COUNTY LIBRARY Volume 1 1980-1982
Highly Recommended. By Berkeley Breathed. First of five editions collecting the Pulitzer Prize- and Eisner Award-winning comic strip in its entirety. Introduces the beloved Opus the Penguin, as well as Bill the Cat, Cutter John, Michael Binkley, Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas, and others. Whether you're new to the series or an old fan, this is the perfect opportunity to collect one of the most popular and critically acclaimed newspaper strips of all time from the very beginning. Running from December 8th, 1980, to August 6th, 1989, Bloom County was published in an astounding 1,200 newspapers on a daily basis. It spawned a merchandising bonanza, as well as two spin-off strips, Outland and Opus. The first Bloom County paperback collection, Loose Tails, sold over one million copies. IDW, 2022....More.

Item Code: BLOM01
Soft Cover, 11x8, 288pg, Partial Color
The complete set of 1980-89 in slipcase, published by IDW in 2017, is still available by special order [BCRCCH. $125, $110].


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.


Marvel Epic & Omnibus Collections


FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION Volume 4 The Mystery of the Black Panther
New printing. Collects Fantastic Four #52-67, Annual #4-5, and material from Not Brand Echh #1 and 5, 1966-67. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby redefined super heroes and started the Marvel revolution. Nowhere did they notch more innovative firsts than with the Fantastic Four. Here is the first appearance of The Black Panther; The Thing fights The Silver Surfer; The Human Torch fights his 1940s namesake; the FF face DoctorDoom armed with the Silver Surfer's cosmic power; the first appearances of Blastaar, the alien Kree, Ronan the Accuser, Sentry 456 and The Supreme Intelligence...and also of "Him," aka Adam Warlock! Marvel, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: FFE04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 448pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99
Also in stock are Epic Collections 1, 2, 7 and 8. And here’s more Fantastic Four.

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 8
Collects Savage Sword of Conan #102-116; Marvel Comics Super Special #35, 1984-85. Recommended. Few, if any, comic magazines have had such an abundance of amazing artists. Here is Ernie Chan, the flowing beauty of Rudy Nebres, the airbrushed action of Dave Simons and the Conan artist of all Conan artists, Big John Buscema, who illustrates the never before reprinted adaptation of "Conan the Destroyer!" New visual talents join as well with Gary Kwapisz crafting a new visual pace for Savage. Conan’s exploits in this volume include the return of Captain Bor’aqh Sharaq, the resurrection of the Devourer of Souls and all-out war with an undead army! Marvel, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: SAVS08H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 1056pg, b&w
$150.00 $130.00
Volumes 2 and 4-7 remain available. We have two copies of a slightly bumped Volume 6 [SAV06HR. $125, $75]. See more bargain-priced volumes on in our Imperfect Editions section.

BLACK PANTHER The Early Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1
Highly Recommended. For the first time the complete classic adventures of the Black Panther — first in a line of Omnibus editions. In the 1960s, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created one of the most iconic super heroes ever conceived, the regal king of Wakanda: the Black Panther. Roy Thomas, joined by top artists including John Buscema, brought the Panther into the ranks of the Avengers and delved into his origins and backstory. Then, Don McGregor launched T’Challa’s first solo series. His “Panther’s Rage” was an adventure so huge it ranged across the savannah, into the deepest jungles and over snow-topped mountains. Marvel. 2022. ...More.

Item Code: BLP01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 912pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
Here’s more Black Panther. Several are currently on sale, including a postcard book, Masterworks 3, and Epic Collection 3.

DC Omnibus Volumes


3-book boxed set. By Geoff Johns. Art by Gary Frank. Thousands of years before Billy Batson became a magically-empowered hero, the wizard Shazam selected another champion. But his power corrupted Black Adam. Exiled by Shazam, he has now returned to the modern day in comics as well as in the new film. A frequent enemy to Earth’s heroes, Black Adam firmly believes he is the right person to lead humanity and any action he takes is necessary for the greater good. Three volumes: JSA: Black Reign, Shazam Vol 1 and Black Adam: Rise and Fall of an Empire. DC Comics, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: BLADA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 696pg, Full Color
$51.00 $46.00
Here is more Black Adam, Rise and Fall of an Empire, and a statue, now out of print, from 2019. Only one left [DCHBA. $90], still original release price.

DOOM PATROL By Rachel Pollack Omnibus
Collects Doom Patrol #64-87, Annual #2, Totems #1, and Vertigo Jam #1, 1993-95. Recommended. Art by Ted McKeever et al. Science-fiction author Rachel Pollack brings her unique and inventive sensibility to DC’s weirdest super-team! This massive hardcover collects her entire Doom Patrol run for the first time. Starting in 1989, Doom Patrol evolved into something truly bizarre — and brilliant — with some of the most unique ideas in fiction given shape. The book was part of a wave of unbridled creativity that helped inspire the creation of DC’s groundbreaking Vertigo imprint, and its impact is still felt today in the HBO Max Doom Patrol original series.DC Comics, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: DOOPH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 760pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00
See our website for more Doom Patrol collections.

THE NEW TEEN TITANS Omnibus Volume 1
In 1980, writer Marv Wolfman and artists George Pérez and Romeo Tanghal introduced this team of former sidekicks, now on their own with their former mentors nowhere in sight (well, mostly). Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Changeling, Raven and Starfire — young heroes with great powers and strong personalities who learn their way in the world through the strength of their friendship and adventures. This collects the team’s debut in DC Comics Presents #26, plus the first twenty issues of their monthly series AND the four-issue mini-series, Tales of the Teen Titans. DC Comics, 2022...More.

Item Code: NEWT01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 688pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00
Here is more with the Teen Titans, an out of print Silver Age Omnibus, and two artbooks on Titan artist Nick Cardy [RB1819, signed and RB3021. $100 ea].

New printing. Collects Wonder Woman #1-24 (1987-89) and Wonder Woman Annual #1. Recommended. One of the most popular artists working in comics over the last 30 years, George Pérez’s resume contains a who's-who of the most popular characters in comics, from his co-creation of The New Teen Titans in the 80s to Crisis On Infinite Earths. This omnibus collects the first two years of his revolutionary run on Wonder Woman in premium format, where he reinvented our Amazon and brought her character up to date and into far greater popularity. With co-writer Len Wein and inker Bruce Patterson, Perez went on to craft's Wonder Woman's stories for years. DC, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: WWOM01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 640pg, Full Color
$100.00 $89.99
Click here for more Wonder Woman and more by George Perez.

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Signed! 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, 26g, Full Color

Dan’s special calendar begins in October, so you can start using it right now. Each one is signed and supply is limited. Here’s more of Dan’s work including his latest book and portfolio, By the Blade.

Click here for ALL of our 2023 Calendars. Or download a brand new revision of the Holiday Catalog for the complete calendar listings (pages 22-25), including several 2023 titles not yet in stock but due any day.


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