Variety week! Art books, Incal Deluxe, Snoopy and Peanuts, Mark Waid’s The Flash, Roy Thomas’ The Invaders, Grendel 2, Firefly Deluxe Two, The Phantom, Amano, Cthulhu, Mars Attacks meets John Carter…wild stuff! And a group photo from the comics show last week. Enjoy!
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|This is from Clover Press, publisher of Terry and the Pirates, The Art of Timothy Truman, etc. This is their first-ever art book and it’s by a comics artist turned fine art painter with a twist.|
|THE ART OF DUCKTALES Deluxe Slipcased |
By Ken Plume. This deluxe edition offers a slipcase, gold-gilded book, an exclusive DuckTales Guidebook with expanded versions of the interviews with the crew and cast, and a finely-crafted replica of Scrooge’s Number One Dime! Scrooge McDuck and nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie are back, celebrating the 2017 remake of the series from Disney Television Animation. Find out about the making of DuckTales and read stories from the developers and cast covering every episode from all three seasons, and details on every character. Dark Horse, 2022....More.
Item Code: ARTDUD
Hard Cover, 9x13, 200pg, Partial Color
Also now available is a very handsome hardcover edition [ARTDUH.
|ARTHUR RACKHAM His Life and Work |
Recommended. By Derek Hudson.A new edition of the first major biography of Arthur Rackham written in 1960. It was considered the best source of information on the Golden Age master for decades. It contains hard-to-find concept sketches and developmental work, some of his earliest line illustrations, and over 30 color plates that span his entire career. An appendix details every work by AR, from rare magazine appearances, books, even ephemera. Dover, 2022....More.
Item Code: ARHIS
Soft Cover, 8x11, 192pg, Partial Color
Arthur Rackham also appears in Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration [ENCHFH.
|SNOOPY BOXED SET |
Recommended. By Charles M Schulz. This handsome little boxed set contains three great early Peanuts books just as they first appeared in the 1950-60s. It’s the first three-ever collections but also Snoopy-centric, along with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Pig-Pen, Schroeder and Woodstock. Snoopy battles to save his beloved doghouse, fantasizes about being a dinosaur and embarks on his epic career as the Phantom Punter, that is when he’s not dancing, avoiding cats or pondering on the vagaries of life. Includes art cards featuring the cover art from the individual books. Snoopy (1955–1958). Snoopy, Come Home (1955-1962), Sunday’s Fun Day, Charlie Brown (1962-1965). Titan, 2022....More.
Item Code: SNOOB
Soft Cover, 5x8, 128pg ea, b&w
|A fun set for anyone who grew up reading these, or to introduce a young reader to them, with inexpensive, delightful little volumes.|
|INVADERS Omnibus |
Collects Invaders #1-41, 1975 and 15 other comics/titles, 1975-78. Recommended. By Roy Thomas and Don Glut. Art by Frank Robbins, Don Heck, Sal Buscema et al. Long before Captain America led the Avengers, he joined the original Human Torch, Namor the Sub-Mariner and more as the mightiest heroes of World War II: the Invaders! With young adventurers Bucky and Toro by their side, they charged into overseas action, taking on Nazi threats such as Baron Blood, Master Man, Warrior Woman and the vilest of them all, the Red Skull! Marvel. 2022. ...More.
Item Code: INVADH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1152pg, Full Color
|THE FLASH BY MARK WAID Omnibus Volume 1 |
The Flash #62-91, Annual #4-6 and several more titles. By Mark Waid. Art by Greg LarRocque, Mike Wieringo and Carmine Infantino. Collecting some of the most iconic tales from Mark Waid's run. Starting with a re-imagining of the first meeting between Wally West and Barry Allen — and their first adventure together where Barry gives Wally his own Flash costume. DC Comics, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: FLMW01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1088pg, Full Color
|GRENDEL Omnibus Volume 2 Legacy|
Four essential chapters in the massive Grendel story saga. Stacy Palumbo’s fate is detailed in Devil Child, the chain of evil continues as Christine Spar takes up the next Grendel mantle in Devil’s Legacy, and the nature of the Grendel entity begins to reveal itself in The Devil Inside. Finally, Wagner returns as both writer and artist for a pair of Devil Tales that look back on the career of Hunter Rose, each illustrated in a different experimental style. Massive thick volume. Dark Horse, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: GREN02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 552pg, Full Color
GRENDEL Omnibus Volume 1 Hunter Rose
Omnibus Volume 1 begins the entire epic series and chronicles the complete Hunter Rose story line with millionaire Hunter Rose and his alter ego, the criminal mastermind Grendel! This collection features the very first Hunter Rose story, a complete Hunter Rose adventure by Matt Wagner, and vignettes and short stories by contributing storytellers Tim Sale, Guy Davis, Stan Sakai, Mike Allred, Darick Robertson, Michael Avon Oeming, Jill Thompson, the Pander Brothers, Duncan Fegredo, and many more! Dark Horse, 2022....More.
Item Code: GREN01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 600pg, Three color
|FIREFLY Return to Earth That Was Deluxe Edition|
Collects #25-36. Handsome embossed gilt cover. Firefly jumps forward in time after the battle with the Reavers that left Wash & Book dead. Serenity soars again, with Kaylee captaining a crew including River, Jayne and the bandit Leonard Chang-Benitez. They’ll soon find themselves drawn into a shocking conflict that puts them on an interception course with old friends— and new enemies! In an attempt to evade the Alliance the crew of Serenity find themselves stranded on The-Earth-That-Was, a strange world filled with ancient artifacts, a new civilization and—maybe some semblance of hope. Boom! 2022. ...More.
Item Code: FIRREH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 448pg, Full Color
FIREFLY Blue Sun Rising Deluxe Edition
Collects Firefly Blue Sun Rising #0-1, and Firefly #21-24. By Greg Pak. Art by Dan McDaid, Sharma & Bayliss. The first-ever firefly comic book event! Sheriff Mal Reynolds has a new partner — a law enforcing robot from the Blue Sun corporation, who doesn't care about motives, about mercy, about anything other than enforcing the law — no matter the cost. The Blue Sun Corporation has helped to run the 'Verse from the shadows for years, but they’re ready to step into the light and take over. For Mal, there’s really one choice — reunite the crew of the Serenity for one last impossible job to save everyone they love. Boom!, 2021. ...More.
Item Code: FIRBSH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 300pg, Full Color
|THE PHANTOM The Complete DC Years Volume 3 |
Collects #9-13, 1988. By Mark Verheiden. Art by Luke McDonnell. The third of three volumes collecting all the DC Comics appearances of The Phantom, a series that began in 1987 and "...brought a new, intelligent take on the classic hero and stands as a distinguished chapter in the canon." Includes an illustrated, 33-page interview with creator Lee Falk and numerous examples of classic artwork documenting the history of the series. Hermes Press, 2022....More.
Item Code: PHDC03H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 196pg, Full Color
Volume 1 and 2 are also available [PHDC01H, PHDC02H. $50 ea]. We also have copies of Volume 1 with bumped corners at half price, while they last [PHDC01HR.
|MARVEL MASTERWORKS THE FANTASTIC FOUR Volume 24 |
Recommended. Combining a cosmic scope with a heartfelt, earthbound humanism, John Byrne’s run on Fantastic Four remains a high point in Marvel history. Here is Terrax the Terrible, the former herald of Galactus now in the thrall of Doctor Doom. The classic "Trial of Reed Richards" addresses his rescuing the Galactus! The Torch and Thing take on the Mole Man, the Beyonder cometh and welcome to the FF, She-Hulk! Marvel, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: MMFF24H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 384pg, Full Color
|Here’s previous Fantastic Four and more recent Masterworks.|
|THE INCAL Deluxe Edition |
Highly Recommended. By Alejandro Jodorowsky. Art by Mœbius. This oversized deluxe edition 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. ...More.
Item Code: INCD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 316pg, Partial Color
|THE DELUXE MEGALEX |
Recommended. An original sci-fi adventure of rebellion against a totalitarian and oppressive world, as imagined by master storyteller Jodorowsky (The Incal, Metabarons, Jodorowsky's Dune) with art by the superb Fred Beltran, whose work reminds us of Brian Bolland going photo-realistic. It's very good. On city-planet Megalex, a tyrannical order reigns over a population controlled by drug addiction and genetic manipulation. Freedom fighters are easy prey — until a clone policeman, known only as Anomaly, is rescued from death by the beautiful and sexy 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. ...More.
Item Code: DMEGH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 164pg, Full Color
|THE INCAL PSYCHOVERSE|
By Mark Russell. Art by Yanick Paquette.Tired of having their wondrous creations stolen, agents of the Psychoverse breach the barrier between realities to reclaim their stolen property by force, which means the destruction and reclamation of nearly the entire universe! It is up to John DiFool, the Metabaron, and Kill Wolfhead to stop the destruction of reality. If only any of them knew the most powerful, primordial force in either universe was sitting just within their grasp—the Luminous Incal! Quite well drawn.Humanoids, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: INCPH
Hard Cover|na, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
|Here is more Incal and more Moebius.|
An illustrated prose novel written by film director Christopher "mink" Morrison, veteran of Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender’s A Band Apart. This urban mix of action and horror is illustrated by world-famous illustrator Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D). Daniel Legend, in search of his missing sister Angela, discovers the unreal city within Tokyo: Shinjuku, the nexus of realities, riddled with lowlife crooks and subterranean monsters and three rival yakuza leaders who hold control over every earthly crime. Dark Horse, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: SHINJH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 184pg, Partial Color
|Here is more by Amano.|
|THE WILD ADVENTURES OF CTHULHU |
Recommended. By Will Murray. Art by Jason C. Eckhardt. Cover by Eric Lofgren. From one of our favorite writers of new adventures of Tarzan, King Kong and Doc Savage, comes ten new stories based on Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos tales and the X-Files TV show! Field agents of the Cryptic Events Evaluation Section struggle to preserve the Earth and mankind's place on it from encroachment by what they deem to be external threats: the great old ones and their malign masters, the outer gods of the abysses beyond time in space! Odyssey Publications, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: WILADC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 218pg, Text/b&w
|Expected soon is a hardcover of Cthulhu with bonus features: an illustrated afterword covering the history of the stories that are collected, extra interior artwork and a different back cover illustration from the softcover [WILADCH $50 ]. Here are more New Wild Adventures novels by author Will Murray: Tarzan, The Spider, Sherlock Holmes, King Kong, and he’s done an excellent history of the pulp and radio Shadow. His Tarzan Conquers Mars, co-starring John Carter, is also very good [TARCON. $24.95]. We have only five copies left; it’s also available as a signed hardcover [TARCONH. $65].|
|THE CIMMERIAN Volume 4 |
Recommended. By Mathieu Gabella and Julien Blondel.Adaptations of two complete stories, two of Robert E. Howard's most exciting: "Beyond The Black River", drawn by Anthony Jean and "Hour of the Dragon", drawn by Vantin Secher. We are VERY impressed with the artwork, it’s highly detailed and very powerful, with great creatures and coloring. This is a series worth your attention, and you can jump in anywhere since all stories are stand-alone. Also includes bonus material and the complete original prose stories! Ablaze, 2022....More.
Item Code: CIMM04H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
|Volumes 1-3 are all in stock at $24.99 each. This has proved to be a quite popular series. I really like the art.|
|TALLI: DAUGHTER OF THE MOON Volume 1 |
An epic adventure from French-Laotian cartoonist Sourya evokes the best of manga and bandes dessinées in one sweeping narrative. Talli is a Summoner: a nearly extinct people, hunted by those who fear their mysterious powers. After her home castle is sacked, she escapes in the chaos with the help of the noble (some might say too noble) knight Sir Alan. Oni Press, 2022....More.
Item Code: TALD01
Soft Cover, 6x8, 168pg, b&w
Collects #1-6. By Tom Sniegoski and Jeannine Acheson. Art by Daniel Maine.A different Vampirella for every thread — for every kind of story — across the fabric of time and space. A Vampirella of every conceivable notion born to protect her particular reality . . . but now something, or someone, is killing them, stealing away their precious life energies and growing in power. It is up to the Vampirella of one of these universes to gather her special sisters to stop this growing threat and keep it from destroying the Creator of all things — the Artist — and preventing the unraveling of all reality. Includes dozens of variant covers, full size, including cosplay covers. Dynamite, 2022....More.
Item Code: VAMPIV
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
|WARLORD OF MARS ATTACKS |
Collects #1-5. A new cover by Greg Hildebrandt kicks off a great parody as John Carter and Dejah Thoris defend their Mars from the invading Mars Attacks green creatures! Jeff Parker (Aquaman, Future Quest) and Dean Kotz (Dungeons & Dragons) invite you to behold the battle with the perpetually power-hungry little green men. How has John never encountered these Martians before!? Why do these cackling monsters want to conquer Mars? And what happens when the war spills over to Earth!? Find out!Dynamite, 2022....More.
Item Code: WARMA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
|Here’s more Warlord of Mars and Dejah Thoris.|
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.
|PRINCE VALIANT 13-15 Slipcase Set|
Three hardcover volumes in a handsome slipcase. Availability is ALWAYS limited. 1961-66. Highly Recommended. By Hal Foster. In Volume 13, from the Middle East to the road to Rome, danger follows the noble Prince of Thule. In Volume 14, Valiant fights battles large and small, and Prince Arn comes to the rescue. In Volume 15, Arn lands on the New World, and Aleta is mistaken for a mermaid. Fantagraphics, 2022. Due: Dec. ...More.
Item Code: PVS05P
Hard Cover, 10x14, 336pg, Full Color
|We also have the slipcase set of Volume 1-3 and 4-6, but just three left of 4-6. Same discounted price of $90.99.|
|POGO Volume 8 Hijinks from the Horn of Plenty |
1963-64. Highly Recommended. Two full calendar years of restored black-and-white daily strips and all 104 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. Due Dec. ...More.
Item Code: POG08H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 344pg, Partial Color
|POGO 7 & 8 Slipcased Set |
Two volumes slipcased set. Highly Recommended. Four full calendar 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. Due: Dec. ...More.
Item Code: POG04HP
Hard Cover, 11x9, 688pg, Partial Color
|Pogo Slipcased Set 5 & 6 is still available: 1957-60 [POG03HP. $75].|
|SPAWN COMPENDIUM Volume 4 |
Collects #151-200. By Brian Holguin et al. Art by Angel Median et al.Like clockwork, a massive new softcover packed with an amazing amount of material. Todd McFarlane unleashed his signature creation, Spawn, in 1992. In doing so, he created the most successful independent comic book in history. Spawn discovers the true meaning of becoming a Hellspawn and settles on a path of bloody revenge in search of a way back to his humanity. Image Comics, 2022. Due Dec. ...More.
Item Code: SPAW04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1136pg, Full Color
The first three Spawn Compendiums all match this coming volume and are still the same discounted price [SPAW01, etc.
|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. Due: Dec. ...More.
Item Code: PES10H
Hard Cover, 13x9, 264pg, Full Color
|PEANUTS EVERY SUNDAY THE 1990S Slipcased Set |
Save on this two-volume set. 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 set contains an amazing TEN YEARS of Sunday pages in full color. Fantagraphics, 2022. Due: Dec....More.
Item Code: PES05HP
Hard Cover, 9x13, 528pg, Full Color
|Here are all of our Peanuts collections.|
On Tuesday we sent out an email that has our complete list of 2023 calendars. Click here if you would like to take a look. Best to order early to avoid disappointment.
|JOAQUIN SOROLLA Painter of Light |
Back in Print. One of the most beloved and appreciated artists of his day, Joaquin Sorolla was a master of sunlight and beach scenes. In 1908, he was hailed as "the greatest living painter in the world" for his extraordinary technique and the pleasing nature of his subjects, rising to a level of fame that very soon went well beyond national borders. This recounts the extraordinary stylistic development of this ambitious and determined painter, who made art his reason for living. Skira Editore, 2022. Due: Jan. ...More.
Item Code: JOAPH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 208pg, Full Color
|AVENGERS By Busiek & Perez Omnibus Volume 1 |
New Printing. Collects Avengers #1-23 & 0; Annual '98, '99; Avengers Forever #1-12 & more, 1998-89. Fan-favorite creators Kurt Busiek and George Pérez craft a new era for The Avengers. As they re-form in the wake of a life-changing event, they must face an array of foes like no other: Morgan Le Fay, the Squadron Supreme, the Kree, the Legion of the Unliving, the Thunderbolts, the Wrecking Crew—Kang and Immortus in the Destiny War! Marvel, 2023. Due: Jan. ...More.
Item Code: AVBP01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 1184pg, Full Color
New this week is The Complete Crepax Volume 7 Erotic Stories Part 1 of two parts. Also in this series we have Volumes 3 and 6, and a set of 5 & 6. Click here for details.
Karma, the new adult graphic novel, is selling very well. We just got a reorder [KARMAH.
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More Rare & Out of Print items listed this week, too many to list here! Click Here to see them all on our website.
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The Frazetta Girls let us have another 20 of the Deluxe Frazetta calendars...we’d already sold 2/3’s of our original allotment. So you’ve got a little more time to score the silver-embossed Sea Witch [FRAZSW23. $38] or the regular Golden Girl edition [FRAZGG23. $28]. If you missed our calendar email earlier this week, you can see it here.
The Definitive Reference is plentiful in both editions and I’ve had positive feedback from fans. There have been a lot of Frazetta books but this is fun and different, presenting all his first cover art just as it first appeared. [FRAZBCH. $39.95 and FRAZBCD. $69.99, with 16 bonus pages and a slipcase. The big Taschen Frazetta book is due January 2023.
We just added several new hurts and down-priced several Omnibus editions to 50% off, with minor bumps. Check them out here.
Illustrators Warren Special
The Illustrators Warren Special is sold out. Book Palace is considering a new printing but with no definite date, we don’t want to take backorders and tie up your payment. On the other hand, the other Specials we were temporarily out of stock on are all now available: Edgar Rice Burroughs and Glamour. We’ve also got plenty now of their wonderful Art of Sanjulian, and Ray Bradbury’s Home to Stay is back in stock too.
Flesk Publishing News
Franklin Booth Silent Symphony Hardcover is out of print, and we only have 5 copies left. We just restocked the softcover so we have plenty of that. Lupente deserves a look, it’s really a special book. We also just brought in the last copies we’ll get of The Prince Valiant Page by Gary Gianni, still at the original cover price. It was published in 2008 and is now out of print! [PVPH. $29.95]. We also have two copies of the deluxe signed edition, one at $65 and one at $90.
I just made many price reductions on these. Here are the ones slated for next week and two weeks in case you want an advanced peek. Some we have just two copies of now. I reduced a Wonder Woman and Red Sonja down to half price, also the Olivia Wonder Woman limited edition print is now on sale.
Here’s a picture of some friends and myself down at the small but fun Berkeley Comic Show that was on November 5. The next one is January 15.
Left to right: publisher John Fleskes, Richard (one-time Comics & Comix employee), myself, Jim Buser (a partner in C&C and my buddy since 1965. We were both in our first comic shop in 1968), Lee Hester (Lee’s Comics, an institution for decades in Palo Alto, now online), and Alex Grand (Comicbookhistorians.com).
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