Gorgeous Alley Oop Sundays! Marvel Comics Library Fantastic Four—limited and numbered! Ed Binkley’s Incognito, four-volume French Elric set, Character Design Quarterly, and Blonde: Marilyn Monroe DVD set. Also Superman Golden Age Omnibus 7, boxed sets of Walt Kelly’s Pogo and Peanuts Sundays, Manara’s Pandora’s Eyes, Miss Fury, and Clark Ashton Smith. Enjoy!
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ALLEY OOP THE COMPLETE SUNDAYS Volume 3 1939-1941
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|MARVEL COMICS LIBRARY Fantastic Four Volume 1 |
Famous First Edition, individually numbered from 5000. Recommended. This enormous XXL volume collects their first 20 stories reproduced oversized, and documents how it became in Lee's words "the world's greatest comic magazine." Lots of original art pages are here, the full story of Stan & Jack's creation of the team, synopsis of each issue and more bonus features. The stories themselves are printed on off-white paper nicely duplicating the original experience of the comic, complete with every ad and letters page. All printed nearly twice the size of the original comics. Taschen America, 2022. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge....More.
Item Code: MARF01H
Hard Cover, 11x16, 700pg, Full Color
All of our copies contain a tipped-in limitation page, identifying
this copy as a Famous First Edition: This copy is number xx from a
first printing of 5000 copies. Printed and bound in Italy. The copy I
opened was #462, so I think we have relatively low numbers since we
ordered early. While supply lasts. See News & Notes for more details.
Also available in matching Marvel Comics Library XXL format: The
|THE WORLD OF TONY MEEUWISSEN A Life in Illustration and Graphic Art |
Highly Recommended. Tony Meeuwissen’s lively and engaging artwork has appeared in books and playing cards, magazine covers and postage stamps. Born in London in 1938, by the age of thirty he was a successful freelancer with commissions from Penguin Books, covers for Radio Times, designing stamps for the Royal Mail, illustrating feature articles for the London Sunday Times Magazine, and designing card sets and books. In this absorbing memoir, the artist writes about his life at the drawing board and delves into the inspiration and ideas behind his imagery. Paul Holberton Publishing, 2022....More.
Item Code: WORTMH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 160pg, Full Color
|INCOGNITO Strange Neighbors and Distant Relations Signed |
Signed! Highly Recommended. Fantasy artist Ed Binkley's fascination with stories of goblins, fairies, dragons, ogres, werewolves, imps, banshees, elves and other eerie things, along with his admiration of portraiture, nineteenth century photography and daguerreotypes, provided the inspiration for his bizarre portraits here of dark, otherworldly humans and creatures. Each character contains exquisite detail, displaying a distinct personality, some abundantly dark and creepy, some humorous, almost joyful, but always allowing viewers to fill in back-stories using their own imagination. Ed Binkley, 2022....More.
Item Code: INCOGS
Soft Cover, 9x12, 80pg, Full Color
|Incognito’s Ed Binkley did the cover of Spectrum Quarterly #2 and signed a bookplate for us, limited to 250 copies. [SPEQ02. $25]. The first issue is now out of print—but we have slightly bumped copies that we had put aside, at the original price [SPEQ01R. $25].|
|CHARACTER DESIGN QUARTERLY #22 |
Highly Recommended. Interview with this issue's cover artist Max Grecke; Melanie Tikhonova talks about creating interesting characters; Jackie Droujko on the importance of color for striking characters; Animator Eddy Okba talks about his work at Pixar; Joakim Redinger on motion; Daniel Tal creates charming original characters; Tom Bancroft (MerMay) talks about his career; Alexis Austin on portraying emotions; Greg Baldwin on drawing robots; and a gallery of three more creators. 3dtotal Publishing, 2022....More.
Item Code: CDQ22
Magazine, 8x11, 104pg, Full Color
|Also available, same price, #20 and #21.|
|BLONDE THE MARILYN STORIES DVD set |
Directed by Joyce Chopra, John Patterson, et al.Three-disc boxed DVD set, 4 hours in all, with Goodbye, Norma Jean (biodrama, 1976, starring Misty Rowe); Marilyn And Me (1991 made-for-tv film starring Susan Griffiths, about her (secret or mythical) marriage to filmmaker Robert Slatzer); and Blonde (2001, based on Joyce Carol Oates' "biographical re-imagining" of Marilyn Monroe, starring Poppy Montgomery. Bonus material: Marilyn Documentary, first ever TV appearance, photo gallery, and The Legend of Marilyn Monroe. Film Chest, 2022....More.
Item Code: BLOMS
3 discs, 474 min, Partial Color
See our website for more Marilyn: In Her Own Words by George Barris
[RB3629]; Spanish Girl Print by Earl Moran [EMSGPR.
|MICHAEL MOORCOCK'S ELRIC 1-4 BOXED SET |
First published in France. Highly Recommended. By Julien Blondel and Jean-Luc Cano. Art by Julien Telo, Robin Recht, Didier Poli.A gorgeous four-volume set in slipcase, collecting the First Cycle of the four Elric novels now in graphic novel form: The Dreaming City, The Ruby Throne, The White Wolf, and Stormbringer. Each book includes a bonus card of the cover. Titan, 2022....More.
Item Code: MMEB
Hard Cover, 8x11, 256pg, Full Color
|Here’s more Moorcock, from his original prose books to graphic novels by U.S. and British illustrators.|
|SUPERMAN The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 7 |
Collects Action Comics #125-143, Superman #55-65, and World's Finest Comics #37-47, 1948-50. Highly Recommended. More ground-breaking early Superman stories collected for the first time in their entirety in this oversize omnibus. Lex Luthor invents a device that banishes Superman to the fourth dimension, while Mr. Mxyztplk makes the entire city of Metropolis forget that their hero ever existed, Lois Lane becomes Superwoman, Superman meets a mighty caveman who was frozen in an iceberg. And much, much more. DC Comics, 2022....More.
Item Code: SG07H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 824pg, Full Color
|Superman Golden Age Omnibus Vol 1-5 are still available for as little as $65; Vol 6 is out of print.|
|POGO Volume 7 Pockets Full of Pie |
New Printing. The Complete Comic Strips, Dailys and Sundays, 1961-62. Highly Recommended. By Walt Kelly. Foreword by Sergio Aragones. This volume includes a pig with an ominous resemblance to Nikita Khrushchev and a scruffy goat who looks exactly like Fidel Castro. Other storylines spotlight Kelly's remarkable cast: Pogo Possum, Albert Alligator, Howland Owl, "Churchy" LaFemme, Beauregard Bugleboy, Porky Pine, Miz Ma'm'selle Hepzibah, Deacon Mushrat, and so many others. All 104 Sunday strips from those two years are included, with supplementary features (including comprehensive annotations and index) by comics historians R.C. Harvey, Maggie Thompson, and Mark Evanier. Fantagraphics, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: POG07H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 360pg, Partial Color
|POGO Volume 8 Hijinks from the Horn of Plenty |
1963-64. Highly Recommended. Walt Kelly's newspaper comic strip Pogo was a platform for Kelly to express political satire and commentary via a wildly entertaining, motley group of swamp critters. He tackled many of the sociopolitical issues of his day: the Red Scare, civil rights, the environment, consumerism. But the strip is also a joyous, poignant, beautifully drawn, and occasionally profound work of 20th-century popular culture. Fantagraphics, 2022....More.
Item Code: POG08H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 344pg, Partial Color
|POGO 7 & 8 Slipcased Set |
Two volume slipcased set. Highly Recommended. Four full years of restored black-and-white daily strips and all 208 Sundays from the same period. For the first time since their original appearance more than 50 years ago, the Sundays are in full, glorious color! Walt Kelly's newspaper comic strip Pogo was a platform for Kelly to express political satire and commentary via a wildly entertaining, motley group of swamp critters. He tackled many of the sociopolitical issues of his day: the Red Scare, civil rights, the environment, consumerism. But the strip is also a joyous, poignant, beautifully drawn, and occasionally profound work of 20th-century popular culture. Fantagraphics, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: POG04HP
Hard Cover, 11x9, 688pg, Partial Color
|We still have set 5 and 6 in stock [POG03HP. $75]. No other volumes or sets are available. Also by Walt Kelly: Walt Kelly’s Fables and Funnies, Adventures of Peter Wheat, and Our Gang, on sale.|
|PEANUTS EVERY SUNDAY 1996-2000 |
Recommended. As the 50-year run of Peanuts concludes, all the classic characters are present, as is the brightest star of the strip, Snoopy. This final volume highlights Snoopy's fantastical stint as the World Famous Patriot Soldier at Valley Forge, the emergence of fan-favorite character Rerun Van Pelt, and Charles M. Schulz's heartfelt farewell letter to his fans. Fantagraphics, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: PES10H
Hard Cover, 13x9, 264pg, Full Color
|PEANUTS EVERY SUNDAY THE 1990S Slipcased Set |
Two-volume set. Recommended. The entire 1990s, ten years of Peanuts that take us to the very end of the strip. All the classic characters are present, as is the brightest star of the strip, Snoopy. Sunday pages in full color. We have a wacky friendship between Snoopy and Woodstock, Charlie Brown’s supreme ineptitude on the ball field, and the amusing hijinks of Snoopy’s desert-roaming brother, Spike. Snoopy's fantastical stint as the World Famous Patriot Soldier at Valley Forge, the emergence of fan-favorite character Rerun Van Pelt, and Charles M. Schulz's heartfelt farewell letter to his fans. Fantagraphics, 2022. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. ...More.
Item Code: PES05HP
Hard Cover, 9x13, 528pg, Full Color
Catch up now. In stock are Sundays volumes 1-4 [PES01H, etc], all only
|THE TECHNOPRIESTS |
New edition. Art by Fred Beltran et al. After the Greek tragedy of The Metabarons, Alexandro Jodorowsky returns to his biblical roots with this quest reminiscent of the story of Moses and set on a galactic scale. Its characters and the theme of virtual reality are tailor-made for artist Zoran Janjetov (Before The Incal), who finds in Jodorowsky a perfect collaborator. Albino, hero of this space odyssey, remembers here his childhood, his apprenticeship, and the big and small battles he had to fight to fulfill his ambitions in a universe where technological advances are paradoxically matched only by the cruelty and the barbarism of the forces controlling it. Humanoids, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: TECHH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 408pg, Full Color
|MILO MANARA'S PANDORA'S EYES |
Recommended. A departure for Manara, this is an action/adventure starring a beautiful woman with no overtly sexual material. Pandora is a beautiful young woman living with her adoptive parents in a major European city. Out of the blue, she learns that her real father might be a terrible mob boss wanted by the international authorities. When she is kidnapped and taken to Turkey, she is forced to confront her dangerous past and investigate the motives of the people closest to her. Humanoids, 2022. Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: MILPEH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 64pg, Full Color
|We have lots more Milo Manara: The Golden Ass, Tarot Cards, Gullivera, Erotic Tarot, The Definitive Collection and in Rare Books, Click! [CLICWU. $60] from 1985.|
|MISS FURY JOY DIVISION |
An original graphic novel. Writer Billy Tucci, along with artists Maria Laura Sanapo and Edu Menna, delves into the eponymous deep dark secret of the Nazi regime during the Second World War. 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: MISJD
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color
|Also available as a deluxe hardcover, with a variant cover by Bill Tucci (Shi) with a bookplate signed by him. Miss Fury also appears in the 2023 Vintage Golden Age Comics Calendar [VINGA23. $24.95]. See all available 2023 calendars here.|
|SHADOWS SEEN & UNSEEN Poetry from the Shadows Slipcased |
Works of Clark Ashton Smith. Limited collector's edition. Warehouse Find. Recommended. Clark Ashton Smith was author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories, often published in Weird Tales. And he had a close friendship with H. P. Lovecraft and also Robert E. Howard, resulting in fascinating letters to and from each man. And Smith was also a poet, sculptor, and painter. This illustrated collection includes 30 poems, 13 reproduced from the original manuscripts; artwork and sculptures, an autobiography, short stories and more. Like Howard’s, Smith’s poetry is fantasy and horror inspired, in keeping with the Weird Tales subjects for which he was known. Many were first published there and in other pulps in the 1920s and 30. HIH Art Studio, 2007....More.
Item Code: SHASESD
Hard Cover, 8x10, 94pg, Partial Color
|We also have just a couple hardcover copies without the slipcase [SHASESH. $25] but they may be gone momentarily. These are unread as-new copies from the publisher’s estate. Smith also appears in the Hannes Bok Showcase of Fantasy Art, inscribed [RB3607. $75] and The PS Book of Fantastic Fictioneers [PSB02H. $69].|
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.
|SERIAL Volume 2 Cat and Mouse Signed Hurt |
Signed! By Terry Moore. When Zoe's friend falls victim to a serial killer, Zoe vows to find the killer before the police and deliver her own razor-edged justice. But the clever killer continues to leave a trail of bodies behind him, or her, eluding the law and staying one step ahead of Zoe. Following the clues, Zoe discovers the identity of the killer and the chase is on as the killer grabs a final victim and runs. It's a deadly game of cat and mouse between two clever serial killers facing off in a brutal conclusion! Abstract, 2022. Condition: Bumped corners....More.
Item Code: SER02SR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 106pg, b&w
|SPAWN COMPENDIUM Volume 2 Hurt |
Collects #51-100. Recommended. Another amazing, thick volume of 50 issues for an affordable price. Todd McFarlane unleashed his signature creation, Spawn, in 1992. In doing so, he created the most successful independent comic book in history. This continues the first tales of Spawn as he journeys from the back alleys of New York City to the pits of Hell itself. Featuring incredible art from Greg Capullo (Batman) and stories from writers McFarlane and Brian Holguin. Image Comics, 2021. Condition: Bumped corners. ...More.
Item Code: SPAW02R
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1084pg, Full Color
|We also have just two copies of Volume 1 [SPAW01R.
|FLASH GORDON DAILIES AUSTIN BRIGGS Volume 1 Radium Mines of Electra Hurt |
Highly Recommended. First of two volumes. Collecting together, for the first time ever, two years of strips from the golden age. Hand-picked by Alex Raymond, master illustrator Austin Briggs carried on in much the same fine-line style. His action sequences and beautiful women are every bit as good as Raymond's. Here is the original science fiction high-adventure that influenced strips and comic books for decades...with ray guns, rocket ships, strange monsters, damsels in distress, sultry queens of strange lands, and unbridled heroism! Titan, 2021. Condition: bumped corners. ...More.
Item Code: FLD01HR
Hard Cover, 11x10, 276pg, b&w
|Click here for more "Hurt" books, most at half price. We’ve just been uploading new ones to the website. We also have as-new, perfect copies of all four of these new additions, see the website.|
|RANGERS OF FREEDOM Volume 1 Hardcover |
Collects #1-3, 1941-42. Art by Joe Doolin, Dan Zolnerowich, Jim Chambers et al.Rangers was one of Fiction House's long-running titles, alongside Fight and Jumbo and Planet. But the first seven issues were actually titled Rangers of Freedom and the lead-off feature was this group: "Biff" Barkley, "Tex" Russell and Peter Cabot, three young men who were recruited by the FBI, plus Ranger Girl. They donned patriotically themed bulletproof costumes and fought Nazis, along with dozens of back-up features like "The Royal Watch" by Jim Chambers, Defense Patrol, Anzac Hawks by Bob Jenny, Rocky Hall Jungle Stalker, Sea Squad, and Don Stuart of the Far East Rangers. PS Artbooks, 2023. Due: Feb. ...More.
Item Code: RANF01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
|This will be available in softcover, too [RANF01. $32.99]. Also from Golden Age publisher Fiction House, the land of Good Girl Art: Señorita Rio (the final volume is below), Fight Comics, Planet Comics (some hardcovers still on sale), Sheena Queen of the Jungle (on sale) and more.|
|TERRY AND THE PIRATES Volume 4 |
Dailies and Sundays, 1938. Oversized 11x14. Highly Recommended. By Milton Caniff.Warlord Klang makes life rough for Terry, Connie, and Burma, but they find an unlikely ally when — for the first and only time — the Dragon Lady and Burma appear in the same story! In one of the strip’s most famous sequences the Dragon Lady changes sides, seizing Klang’s troops and turning them into a force to fight a hostile invading army. Clover Press, 2023. Due: Mar....More.
Item Code: TERP04H
Hard Cover, 11x14, 164pg, Partial Color
|Volumes 2 and 3 [TERP02H, TERP03H. $100 each] rolled in too late to list this week, but they should be ready to ship as you read this. Volume 1, with the bonus Vol 13, is also in stock [TERP01H. $120].|
|OF STROKES AND SHADES The Secrets of Digital Art by Laura H. Rubin |
With hyper realistic portraits of mysterious women in black, Laura Rubin’s art is unmistakable. To tell the story behind her art, Laura shares her journey from art student to professional artist and talks about what inspires her. Mythology and psychology are two subjects that feed into her emotion-infused work. Then go behind the scenes to watch the artist at work in her studio, located in her hometown of Thun, Switzerland. 3dtotal Publishing, 2023. Due: Mar. ...More.
Item Code: ARTLRH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 176pg, Full Color
|FIGHT COMICS FEATURING SENORITA RIO Volume 3 Hardcover |
Collects #51-71, 1947-50. Recommended. Art by Lily Renee, Bob Lubbers et al. It's time to finish this fight right here and now with the third and final volume featuring Rita Farrar, aka Señorita Rio. The lovely actress-turned-agent survived in a male-dominated world due to her extraordinary skills, an excellent marksman, extremely athletic, capable of amazing feats and an expert fighter, skilled in jiu-jitsu and fencing battling Axis agents throughout South America; she truly is "The Queen of Spies!" Señorita Rio was one of the first female and Latin characters to feature on the former all boys club of Fight Comics! PS Artbooks, 2023. Due: Mar. ...More.
Item Code: FCSR03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
|This will also be available in softcover [FCSR03. $32.99].|
|THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST & THE IMMORTAL WEAPONS Omnibus |
Collects Immortal Iron Fist #1-27, Immortal Weapons #1-5 & 7 more titles, 2006-09. By Brubaker, Fraction, Russ Heath, Dan Brereton et al.Iron Fist is explored like never before in these epic adventures steeped in fable, magic and martial arts. After learning the hard way that the Iron Fist’s centuries-spanning legacy holds more secrets than he ever dreamed, Danny is called to K’un-Lun to fight in a tournament against the Immortal Weapons of the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven! But can he ferret out a conspiracy against K’un-Lun? Plus: The noir adventures of Orson Randall, the previous Iron Fist — and amazing solo tales of the fan-favorite Immortal Weapons. Marvel, 20022. Due: Mar. ...More.
Item Code: IMMH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1048pg, Full Color
|GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY By Brian Michael Bendis Volume 1 |
Collects Avengers Assemble #1-8; Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1, 1-27 & 12 more titles & issues, 2012-2014.Blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis takes on Marvel’s misfit movie stars! Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot assemble alongside the Avengers to thwart Thanos’s latest scheme — and they’ll take Iron Man back into space with them! They’ll face the wrath of the Badoon, Peter Quill’s father and — once again — the infinite threat of Thanos! But can anything prepare them for Angela? The Guardians will add new recruits and fight alongside the X-Men, but which team members will end up star-crossed lovers? And when Secret Wars obliterates the galaxy, what will be left to guard? Marvel, 2023. Due: Mar. ...More.
Item Code: GUAR01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1152pg, Full Color
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