Thursday, November 3, 2022

Shuna’s Journey by Miyazaki, Adventureman 2 by the Dodsons, Star Wars High Republic art, Frank Cho, The Phantom, Tarzan limited editions and Frazetta Girls!

The Frazetta Girls’ Calendar is here. So is an amazing graphic novel by filmmaker Miyazaki himself that I really liked, Adventureman 2 by the Dodsons which is highly recommended, The Art of Star Wars/High Republic, a Christmas Sherlock Holmes tale illustrated by Frank Cho, The Phantom and two amazing new Tarzan editions. Enjoy!

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Golden Girl Cover. Highly Recommended. Enclosed in a premium slipcase envelope with The Golden Girl on the cover, a variant from the deluxe edition. Produced by the Frazetta Girls, Frank’s family, the first new production we've handle from them. It's very sharp. Here are Frazetta’s finest paintings of women, including many works not collected in calendar form before and MANY nudes! The Frazetta Girl, beautiful, independent, confident in her sexuality, and absolutely fearless in the face of danger. Frank Frazetta painted women who, once encountered, are never forgotten. 12-month. Frazetta Girls Inc, 2022. Mature Viewers. ...More.

Item Code: FRAZGG23
12x12, 24pg, Full Color


FRAZETTA SEA WITCH 2023 Calendar Deluxe
We have a very limited supply! Variant Sea Witch cover. Limited to 500 copies. Note: there is a tiny corner bump on the envelope, not the calendar; we cannot get more and this will sell out soon. This deluxe variant includes a premium slipcase envelope individually numbered with a hologram sticker, foil stamping on the envelope and a bonus January 2024 page. Produced by the Frazetta Girls, Frank’s family. Here are Frazetta’s finest paintings of women, including many works not collected in calendar form before and several full nudes. Beautiful, voluptuous, and absolutely fearless women! Frank Frazetta painted women who, once encountered, are never forgotten.. Frazetta Girls Inc, 2022. Out of print. Mature Viewers. ...More.

Item Code: FRAZSW23
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
Half our allotment is already gone on the deluxe edition; it will probably sell out from this listing. Please note my comment that one corner of the envelope/slipcase has a very small bump to it. There’s also a different Frazetta calendar from another publisher. And here are the rest of this year’s calendars....

Graphic Novels


Our Highest Recommendation. From legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki comes Shuna's Journey, a beautifully told graphic novel that he created in 1983, just before producing his first film at Studio Gibli. A prince goes on a quest for a golden grain that would save his land and finds danger, adventure, and companions in a world of myth. Never before published in English! Many of Miyazaki's tropes used in later films appear here for the first time, but the story is like nothing you've read before. I really, really enjoyed this—it’s pure Miyazaki. - Bud Macmillan Publishing, 2022....More.

Item Code: HMSJH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 160pg, Full Color
Interestingly enough, our fiercely independent hero Shuna reminds me of Prince Valiant, in his early days of adventuring after he left his father's kingdom, before he became a knight. It's about resourcefulness, making good decisions, doing the right thing, and finding a way through an unfriendly, strange land. -Bud Click here for more on Miyazaki’s life and films.

ADVENTUREMAN Volume 2 A Fairy Tale of New York
Collects #5-9. Highly Recommended. By Matt Fraction. Art by Terry Dodson et al.Brilliant artwork and a gorgeous heroine. What happens after the end of the world? For Claire Connell, it means inheriting the legacy of legendary pulp hero Adventureman. Now, Claire's learning that fighting Adventureman's fights means she's the one who must face Adventureman's foes, past AND present...Claire struggles to adapt to memories not solely her own and a world that seems to be changing as much as she has... Image Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: ADVM02H
Hard Cover, 10x13, 168pg, Full Color
Volume 1: The End and Everything After is in stock [ADVM01H. $24.99]. It collects issues #1-4 and was published in 2020. Flesk Publishing is working right now on the first book on the Dodsons. Adventureman is a wonderful way to discover their good-girl art and get a bang-up story along with it. Here’s more fine work by Terry and Rachael Dodson. Don’t miss Muse [MUSEH. $24.95].

By Vita Ayala, Michael Conrad, et al. Art by Becky Cloonan et al.Amazon history being made: Thanks to a recent discovery of a mysterious third tribe, the Esquecida, the warrior women of the DC Universe and their stories have only just begun. Tales from the deserts of Egypt to the top of Mount Olympus...Ane here we have all new tales of six members of the Wonder Woman family, taking place across the globe and by a host of fine creators. DC Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: TALAMH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

NYX Volume 1 Daddy's Girl
By Christos Gage. Art by Marc Borstel. Cover by Lucio Parrillo.Half Demon, Half Human...all messed up. From the pages of Vampirella and Sacred Six comes Nyx, daughter of a human and the mad god Chaos himself! Nyx's mortal side has been growing stronger, troubling her with all-too human emotions. Fortunately (for her), there's still the side of her that transforms into a demon of living flame...and requires her to feed on the life force of living beings to survive. 37 pages of variant covers! Nudity. Dynamite, 2022. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: NYX01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color

JENNIFER BLOOD Volume 1 Bloodlines
By Fred Van Lente. Art by Vincenzo Federici.So...once upon a time, a suburban housewife spent her nights as a mobster-murdering assassin named Jennifer Blood. Then she died...or did she? Because in the cozy cul-de-sacs of Bountiful, Utah, a noticeable number of normal people have gone missing. And by "normal," we mean "mobsters under witness protection." And by "missing," we mean killed by someone that looks, sounds, and murders a lot like Jennifer Blood... 29 pages of variant covers by Linsner, Yi, Haeser, Yoon, Federici and photo cosplay covers, one by each for every issue. Dynamite, 2022....More.

Item Code: JB01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 136pgs, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

BIRDKING Volume 1 Escape From Feather Hill
Recommended. From the creators of Raiders, Daniel Freedman and CROM, comes an original dark fantasy graphic novel of epic adventure and magic, drawn in a colorful, animation-like style but ruthless and bloody! Bianca, a teenage apprentice to a blacksmith, is forced to flee her homeland and seek out Atlas, a fabled land of light ruled by "the clean god." She is joined by a mysterious guardian spirit known only as the "BirdKing". Together they will have to overcome dozens of enemies to reach Atlas and along the way, unravel the mystery of the BirdKing and their ancestral connection. Dark Horse, 2022.  ...More.

Item Code: BIRK01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color

HELLCOP Volume 2 The Sasquatch War
Collects #6-10. Strong European style realistic art. Recommended. By Brian Haberlin. Art by Geirrod Van Dyke.A Men in Black for modern times — new technology sends Virgil, new Captain of the Hellcops, down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland — literally. Now he has a whole new world to navigate and a deranged Red Queen to keep contained. When imaginary creatures start to escape the very pages of books they were written on, Virgil must go through the looking glass to keep them from ripping our world apart. Image Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: HELLC02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
Volume 1: Welcome to Hell is by the same team, Haberlin and Van Dyke. Collects #1-5 from 2021 [HELLC01. $19.99].

Art & Prose Books


THE ART OF STAR WARS The High Republic
Recommended. Featuring exclusive concept art, character and costume sketches, plus vehicle and creature designs by Lucasfilm, a definitive, behind-the-scenes look at an ambitious new era of Star Wars storytelling. Concept art of the new characters, worlds, ships, and creatures of The High Republic — designed jointly by the Lucasfilm Visualists and a team of legendary comic book and Star Wars artists, including Phil Noto, Iain McCaig, and Ryan Church, among many others — and presented alongside development materials and interviews. Abrams, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: SWHIGH
Hard Cover, 11x11, 224pg, Partial Color
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Highly Recommended. Shaun Tan is one of the world's most highly acclaimed narrative artists — his stories and images are loved by countless young and not-so-young readers around the world. Drawing upon 25 years as a picture book and comics creator, painter, and filmmaker, Creature explores the central obsession of this visionary artist, from casual doodles to studied oil-paintings. Beyond sketches for acclaimed works such as The Arrival, The Lost Thing, and Tales from Outer Suburbia, this volume collects together for the first time unseen and stand-alone illustrations, each resonant with unwritten tales of their own. Levine Querido, 2022....More.

Item Code: CREATH
Hard Cover, 10x11, 224pg, Partial Color

WHAT CHILD IS THIS? A Sherlock Christmas Adventure
Recommended. A new prose novel with illustrations by Frank Cho. By Bonnie MacBird.Illustrated with full page and vignette drawings in black & white by Frank Cho. It’s the season of peace and goodwill, but a Victorian Christmas is no holiday for the world’s most popular detective in this new book from Bonnie MacBird, author of the bestselling Sherlock Holmes novel Art in the Blood. It’s Christmastime in London, and Sherlock Holmes takes on two cases. The angelic three-year-old child of a wealthy couple is the target of a vicious kidnapper, and a country aristocrat worries that his handsome favorite son has mysteriously vanished. Holmes and Watson, aided by the colourful Heffie O’Malley, slip slide in the ice to ensure a merry Christmas is had by nearly everybody . . . Harper Collins, 2022.  ...More.

Item Code: WHACH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 240pg, Text/b&w
Here’s more by Frank Cho. And here is more with Sherlock Holmes including Will Murray’s new Wild Adventures novel...and Enola Holmes.

Archives & Omnibus


Collects 72 issues—1680 pages—across a wide span of different titles, c.2012. By a Who's-Who of talent, Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr., Jim Cheung et al.A crossover so huge it calls for Marvel’s biggest ever Omnibus! Get the whole story of the Phoenix Force’s return to Earth, an event that kicks off an all-out war between the Avengers and the X-Men! The X-Men see the Phoenix as mutantkind’s salvation, and the Avengers consider her a deadly danger. But what happens when five of the X-Men are transformed by the Phoenix...and begin to change the world? Marvel, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: AVXH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1680pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00

Collects Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1-28, Ultimate Spider-Man #1-12 & much more, 2012-14. When the Peter Parker of the Ultimate Universe falls, the world needs a Spider-Man — and here comes Miles Morales! But what’s the secret behind his powers — and can he master them before the Scorpion strikes? Family life gets complicated as Miles learns the truth about his uncle Aaron, and Captain America comes calling when war breaks out! Miles shares a multiversal meeting of the Spider-Men with the Marvel Universe’s Peter Parker — but what tragedy could leave the young hero swearing never to wear the webs again? Marvel, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: MILM01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1168pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

THE PHANTOM The Complete Dailies Volume 25 1974-1975
Recommended. By Lee Falk. Art by Sy Barry.This continues the Sy Barry years; his excellent work modernized this into a fast-paced adventure narrative! Six complete continuities: "Llongo Luck," "The Normal Life," "The Cave Lands,", "Diana in the Deep Woods," "T" and "Hzzz." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature’s proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials. Hermes, 2022....More.

Item Code: PH25H
Hard Cover, 12x8, 272pg, b&w
Click here for previous Phantom Dailies Vols 23 and 24 (same $60) and hurt copies of Volumes 17, 21 and 24 at $35 and $45. And here is much more with The Phantom.

Tarzan of the Apes


TARZAN AND THE LION OF JUDAH Signed with Original Sketch
Larger size edition with a dust jacket by Joe Jusko. Signed by Gary Buckingham and Dan Parsons, with an original pen & ink drawing by Parsons. Limited to 52 lettered copies. Frontis by Mark Schultz. Inside illustrations. Five complete new adventures of Tarzan and Korak. It's back to the early 20th century, and our two stalwart fighters battle nearly alone against the Axis powers in the towering mountains of Ethiopia, the desert wastes of Somalia and the teeming jungles of Malaya. Dinosaurs are rampant in the undiscovered Congo and southern Ethiopia. And the Waziri nation defends its home led by their fearsome War Chief, Tarzan of the Apes. Foreword by Will Murray. 2022....More.

Item Code: TARLJHS
Hard Cover, 9x11, 318pg, Text/b&w


Signed by Gary Buckingham and Dan Parsons! Numbered & limited, 200. Limited edition jacket by Joe Jusko. Frontis by Mark Schultz. Inside illustrations. Uziri Press, 2022....More.

Item Code: TARLJD
Hard Cover, 9x11, 318pg, Text/b&w

These two limited editions—with the Joe Jusko cover—are ONLY exclusively available through ourselves and the author.

Bookplate signed by author Gary Buckingham, Dan Parsons, Will Murray and in Facsimile by ERB. Wrap-around color dust jacket by Dan Parons. Frontis by Mark Schultz. Inside illustrations. Five complete new adventures of Tarzan and Korak. It's back to the early 20th century, and our two stalwart fighters battle nearly alone against the Axis powers in the towering mountains of Ethiopia, the desert wastes of Somalia and the teeming jungles of Malaya. Dinosaurs are rampant in the undiscovered Congo and southern Ethiopia. And the Waziri nation defends its home led by their fearsome War Chief, Tarzan of the Apes. Altus Press, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: TARLJH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 462pg, Text Only

Recommended. Scripted by Roy Thomas, art by Pablo Marcos.Presented in Sunday newspaper landscape format in a handsome hardcover edition, these adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ very first novel and then onto the stories from Jungle Tales of Tarzan, all of which occur before Tarzan meets Jane. That story is slated for a future volume! Presenting the origin of the Jungle Lord and his earliest adventures. This is a companion volume to Tarzan: The New Adventures, in the same exact format. Dark Horse, 2022....More.

Item Code: ERT01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 136pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

TARZAN The New Adventures Volume 1
Our Highest Recommendation. Written and with a new introduction by Roy Thomas. Art by Thomas Grindberg and Benito Gallego. Brand-new adventures presented in Sunday Page, landscape format, collected from ongoing new adventures on's website. Written by comics legend Roy Thomas (Conan the Barbarian, Avengers, X-Men) with stunning artwork by Thomas Grindberg, whose fabulous work here compares favorably with that of Russ Manning and Mark Schultz! In the first of two adventures, Tarzan searches for a lost Jane and their friend Paul D'Arnot. La of Opar helps him track down Jane and Paul in the lost city of Ilium, ruled by Helen of Troy, who bears a striking resemblance to Jane! Dark Horse, 2022....More.

Item Code: TARN01H
Hard Cover, 11x8, 108pg, Full 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.


Coming in December


Illustrator Pascal Campion shares his professional journey, galleries of work, and narrative-influenced tutorials, with charming art inspired by family life. It was after graduating in 2000 from the Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg, France, with a diploma in Narrative Illustration, Pascal’s brother built him a computer. This was a new tool for Pascal and a digital artist was born. Roles in commercial art, animation, games, concept design, visual development and more have supplied Pascal with unique experience and skills to share with 3dtotal readers.3dtotal Publishing, 2022. Due: Dec. ...More.

Item Code: ARTPCH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 152pg, Full Color

HOUSE OF MYSTERY The Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 3
Collects #227-254, 1974-77. Highly Recommended. One of the most celebrated anthology titles of the Bronze Age of comics, House of Mystery earned its iconic status in the early 1970s under the skillful hands of editor Joe Orlando, late of EC comics, whose uncanny aptitude for the fearsome and the frightful brought forth a sumptuous smorgasbord of arcane amusements in every enchanting installment. Plus a brilliant array of top artists, up-and-coming newbies, Filipino masters and veterans: Neal Adams, Wrightson, Toth, Ditko, Wood, Kaluta, Don Newton.... DC Comics, 2022. Due: Dec. ...More.

Item Code: HOMB03H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 912pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00
Volume 1 is out of print. Volume 2 is still available [HOMB02H. $150, $125].

HOUSE OF SECRETS The Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 1
Collects #81-111, 1969-73. Highly Recommended. By Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson, Neal Adams, Gray Morrow, Murphy Anderson, Nick Cardy, Jim Aparo et al. Here's a real treat. Featuring the first appearance of Swamp Thing, this new mystery collection includes some of the earliest work by a new generation of talent that hit the comics world at this time: such writers and artists as Len Wein, Alex Toth, Bernie Wrightson, Jim Aparo and the amazing Neal Adams, laying the groundwork for classic DC Universe horror stories for years to come. Fine work by these young turks, getting their start in comics with witches and warlocks, ghouls and pure haunted-house mystery. DC, 2018....More.

Item Code: HOSB01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 864pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

ABSOLUTE SWAMP THING By Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson
Collects House of Secrets #92 and Swamp Thing #1-13, 1972-73. Highly Recommended. A Man! A Monster! A Legend! Lein Wein and Bernie Wrightson’s monumental and chilling take on the Guardian of the Green is collected in one giant Absolute Edition! Feared as a monster, hailed as a god, by turns wonderfully benevolent and pitiless in his wrath, the Swamp Thing has carved his unique niche in the American Landscape. Writer Len Wein and legendary horror artist Bernie Wrightson, the original creators of the most complex creature in comics weave a haunting tale of man and monster in one impressive Absolute Edition! DC Comics, 2022. Due: Dec. ...More.

Item Code: ABSWTH
Hard Cover, na, 344pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00
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CAPTAIN MARVEL By Kelly Sue DeConnick Omnibus
Collects Captain Marvel #1-17, Avengers Assemble #16-19, Captain Marvel #1-15 & 7 more issues, 2012-14.Higher, Further, Faster, More! She’s been an ace pilot, an Avenger, a cosmic warrior. Now, Carol Danvers has a new name and a new mission. As Earth’s Mightiest Hero, the latest and greatest Captain Marvel, Carol is exactly where she’s always deserved to be. But as Carol navigates this crossroads in her life, a dramatic decision sends her to the stars — right into the middle of an intergalactic war! With a new romance at home and challenges ahead, she wouldn’t have it any other way. Plus, adventures alongside Spider-Man and the Avengers—and who are the Carol Corps? Marvel, 2022. Due: Dec. ...More.

Item Code: CAPKSDH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 976pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

STAR WARS War of The Bounty Hunters Omnibus
Collects dozens of issues across dozens of titles, c.2019-20. By Charles Soule, Greg Pak et al. Art by Lucas Pizzari, Steve McNiven et al.All-out war engulfs the Star Wars galaxy! Notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has finally landed his greatest prize — Han Solo, frozen in carbonite. But Solo is about to become one highly sought-after smuggler! The rebels want their friend back, the Empire seeks revenge on one of its greatest enemies, and other bounty hunters have their eyes on a big payday — but what moves will the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate make? Featuring Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Valance, Doctor Aphra and more! Marvel, 2022. Due: Dec. ...More.

Item Code: SWWARH
Hard Cover, na, 864pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00

Collects Amazing Spider-Man #252-262, 1984-85; Annual #18. Spider-Man came out swinging in 1984 in a new black costume that rocked the comics industry and changed the way Marvel viewed its most famous iconography! Marvel Masterworks launches into this historic era of Spidey history with a collection that showcases top-shelf work from the creative team of Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. Marvel, 2022. Due: Dec. ...More.

Item Code: MAS24H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 376pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

MARVEL MASTERWORKS Spider-Woman Volume 3
Collects Spider-Woman #26-38, 1980-81. Striking an unlikely alliance with the Enforcer will be our heroine's only way to save the life of her best friend. The saga continues with the arrival of Werewolf by Night and the debut of the Hornet. Then, in the midst of his Uncanny X-Men glory, Chris Claremont takes over as writer — and he’s brought the X-Men with him! Jessica teams with Xavier’s mutants to take on Juggernaut. Plus: The first appearance of Siryn and a second team-up with Spider-Man! Marvel, 2022. Due: Dec. ...More.

Item Code: MMSW03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

CONAN THE BARBARIAN The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 10
Collects Conan the Barbarian #241-275; material from What The—?! #12, c.1989. Roy Thomas is back! Roy Thomas is back! The writer who made Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian one of the most popular and influential comics in Marvel history returned to close out the series’ record-setting original run. With artist collaborators Mike Docherty and Gary Hartle, Thomas took Conan from the shores of the Western Sea to the top of the Mount of Crom, from the desert lands fringing the Vilayet Sea to the deadly forests of the Pictish wilderness, reconnecting with the classic legacy of Howard but also bringing in contemporary additions to the Conan mythos like the Devourer of Souls, the sword-thief Isparana and Varnae, First Lord of Vampires, as well as old favorites Red Sonja and Zula!Marvel, 2022. Due: Dec. ...More.

Item Code: CONB10H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 944pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00
Here’s more in the Conan series, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Captain Marvel, and Star Wars.

Coming in November


LOVE AND ROCKETS THE FIRST FIFTY The Classic 40th Anniversary Boxed Collection
Highly Recomended. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Fantagraphics’ flagship series, this prestigious box set presents bound facsimiles of the original fifty issues of the Love and Rockets comics & magazines. Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez are now recognized as two of the greatest cartoonists, award-winning, world-renowned, critically acclaimed. But in 1982 when the first issue of Love and Rockets came out, they (occasionally working with their brother, Mario) were two young, struggling, unknown cartoonists who were bucking the dominant comic book trend of costumed characters and adolescent content with intimate, complex, humane, novelistic stories told in comics form. Fantagraphics, 2022. Due: Nov. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge....More.

Item Code: LOVRC
Hard Cover, 9x11, 2200pg, Partial Color
$400.00 $350.00

2023 Calendars

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