Two new Terry & the Pirates! I really like Rayguns & Rocketships. A powerful must-read WWII graphic novel by Garth Ennis: Sara, Russian women trained as snipers. Two art books by DC cover artist Guillem. Brereton portfolios in tiny limitations. Schuiten back in print; Alfred Hitchcock gets spoofed, Avatar a new episode, Sherlock Holmes, Rocketeer Deluxe, Uncle Scrooge Diamond Jubilee, Spectacular Spider-Man Omnibus 1, and Elvira’s autobiography! Enjoy.
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TERRY AND THE PIRATES The Master Collection Volume 2
|TERRY AND THE PIRATES The Master Collection Volume 3 |
1937: The Return of Normandie Drake. Our Highest Recommendation. By Milton Caniff. The Dragon Lady gets a bang out of her time with Papa Pyzon, but Terry, Pat, and Connie escape, only to have their first meeting with the lowest of the low, Tony Sandhurst — and is Pat in for a surprise when he meets Mrs. Sandhurst! Despite saving Sandhurst's miserable life on multiple occasions, Tony connives to bring charges against Pat. Friends and a former lover help acquit him, even as Connie finds a new ally, the gentle giant, Big Stoop. Burma and Captain Judas both make return appearances, and the year ends with Terry, Burma, and Connie assisting ragtag Chinese peasants, unaware a new menace grows near. Clover Press, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: TERP03H
Hard Cover, 11x14, 164pg, Full Color
|Still available is Vol 1 with the bonus Vol 13 book [TERP01H. $120]. When all the books are put next to one another, a major Caniff illustration will run across all the spines.|
|RAYGUNS AND ROCKETSHIPS Vintage Science Fiction Book Cover Art |
Highly Recommended. By Rian Hughes. Forword by Steve Holland. Art by Josh Kirby, John Richards, Henry Fox, Ron Turner, Jack Goggins et al. This is one cool book. We've all seen those wonderful classic pulp covers...on U.S. pulps. But there's another universe of pulp and paperback classics all produced in England and rarely seen in the U.S. Here at last is a full collection! - Bud. Rayguns and rockets! Spacesuited heroes caught in the tentacles of evil insectoid aliens! Who could resist such wonders? Science-fiction paperbacks exploded over the 1940s and ‘50s literary landscape with the force of an alien gamma bomb. Titles such as Rodent Mutation, The Human Bat vs The Robot Gangster, Dawn of the Mutants and Mushroom Men from Mars appeared from fly-by-night publishers making the most of the end of post-war paper rationing. They were brash and seductive - for around a shilling, the future was yours. Korero Press, 2022....More.
Item Code: RAYGH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 456pg, Full Color
|Here’s more pulp art...|
|COVER GIRLS Volume 1 |
New printing. Recommended. This volume collects some of the best covers and other artwork from rising star Guillem March (Gotham City Sirens, Catwoman). More than one hundred full-color images featuring the sexiest girls from his stunning work for Eros Magazine and Playboy Spain, never before seen in the U.S., plus much more unpublished art. Abundant nudity. Elegant work. Image Comics, 2022. Adult Material....More.
Item Code: COVG01
Soft Cover, 9x12, 80pg, Full Color
|COVER GIRLS Volume 2 Hardcover |
Highly Recommended. Superstar artist Guillem March is well known for his DC Comics work on Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, and Laura and Other Stories from Ablaze and his new creator-owned Image book, Karmen. This companion to Cover Girls 1 showcases his best and latest work, including beautifully crafted European adult projects like Monika and The Dream. It also features a delightfully spicy 20-page comic released in English for the first time ever, and his run of acclaimed Vampirella covers. Abundant nudity. Image Comics, 2022. Adult Material....More.
Item Code: COVG02H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color
|Also see his Guillem’s artwork in Laura and Other Stories, Karmen, Harley Quinn and the Gotham City Sirens, Talon, and Batman Year Zero.|
|THE ART OF PASCAL CAMPION |
Recommended. 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. 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. ...More.
Item Code: ARTPCH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 152pg, Full Color
|MAGAZINES AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE |
Recommended. An expansive and chronological tour of the American magazine from 1733 to the present. Illustrated with more than four hundred color images, the book examines an enormous selection of specialty magazines devoted to a range of interests running from labor to leisure to literature. The contributors, Leonard Banco and Suze Bienaimee, both experts in the field of periodical history, devote particular focus to magazines written for and by Black Americans. But here too is amazing artwork, from Maxfield Parrish's early work, to Dr. Seuss and pulp magazine art. University of Chicago Press, 2022....More.
Item Code: MAGAMH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 326pg, Full Color
|BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO DRAWING THE FUTURE |
Recommended. Voyage into a future where droids, hovering buildings, and space vehicles exist with an accessible, entertaining introduction to creating science-fiction concepts with traditional tools. Packed with insightful tips, tutorial projects, and essential art theory simply explained by industry professionals, this exciting volume is the perfect launch pad for your journey forward through time. 3dtotal Publishing, 2022....More.
Item Code: BEGDF
Soft Cover, 7x9, 180pg, Partial Color
|Click here for more how-to and instruction books.|
|DAN BRERETON'S NOCTURNALS OCTOBER EPOCH PORTFOLIO Signed & Remarqued |
Almost Gone! Signed, with tiny limitation of just 31 copies. Includes images from Dan's Nocturnals October Epoch 2023 Calendar as well as new works that have not been in any of portfolios before, beautifully printed on oversized 11x14 inch heavy art paper. Plus an original hand-drawn image that is huge, on the same oversized paper, rendered in two color with good detail and boldly signed and dated. Enclosed in a deluxe hardcover box with metallic red embossed image and title on the cover. Nakatomi, Inc., 2022. Out of print. ...More.
Item Code: DBEPTD
11x14, Full Color
|DAN BRERETON'S NOCTURNALS OCTOBER EPOCH PORTFOLIO Signed |
Almost Gone! Signed & numbered from just 100 copies. Includes images from Dan's Nocturnals October Epoch 2023 Calendar as well as new works that have not been in any of his portfolios before, beautifully printed on oversized 11x14 inch heavy art paper. Enclosed in a deluxe hardcover box with metallic red embossed image and title on the cover. Boldly signed in ink on the limitation page. Nakatomi Inc., 2022. Out of print. ...More.
Item Code: DBEPT
11x14, Full Color
|Here is everything we have by Dan, always signed or with a signed bookplate.|
Our Highest Recommendation. By Garth Ennis. Art by Steve Epting. Sara is a gripping war story following a team of young women trained as Russian snipers as they beat back the Nazi invaders during a brutal winter campaign on the WWII Eastern Front. In the cold winter of 1942, beautiful but cold and dedicated Soviet sniper Sara and her comrades justify killing the Nazis who have turned their homes into a bloodbath. Now they fight back, long range, hidden from the enemy, taking out one soldier after another. TKO Studios, 2018....More.
Item Code: SARAG
Soft Cover, 7x11, 148pg, Full Color
|We have a very high regard for the works by Garth Ennis. Here is more from him including his WWII historical graphic novels like Sara, The Stringbags, Out of the Blue, Dreaming Eagles. He’s also in Mutiny Magazine, The British Comics Invasion, and the highly recommended Our Artists at War: The Best of American War Comics signed [OURAR. $27.95].|
|INVISIBLE FRONTIER Obscure Cities |
First published in 2002. Our Highest Recommendation. By Benoit Peeters. Art by Francois Schuiten.Absolutely amazing art, polished, powerful and imaginative. Some nudity. - Bud. Uncover the strange magic of this superbly drawn French series, The Obscure Cities! Features a new English translation. Roland de Cremer is a young man who has just been assigned to the Center of Cartography, insulated from the outside world. But something very strange is happening — rumors swirl of attacks, assassinations, war, and rebellions bloodily put down. And country borders re-adjusted. Roland has fallen in love with a beautiful young woman with mysterious markings on her back, tattoos that look like a map. IDW, 2022....More.
Item Code: INVFRO
Soft Cover, 9x12, 136pg, Full Color
|WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK Donald's Happiest Adventures |
Recommended. By Lewis Trondheim. Art by Nicolas Kéramidas. When Donald grouses that money will never buy Uncle Scrooge happiness, Scrooge snaps — and sets Donald on a treasure hunt for happiness itself. A terrible task for an unlucky Duck— or is it? With help from Professor Ludwig Von Drake, deep in the cranky kingdom of Brutopia — the impossible may be possible! Presented as a "lost" 1960s Disney story — complete with retro-style color — Donald's Happiest Adventures bristles with wit in the Carl Barks tradition— and bustles with the whole Disney comics cast, including friends and rivals Gladstone Gander, Mickey Mouse, and Pegleg Pete! Fantagraphics, 2022....More.
Item Code: WDHAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 48pg, Full Color
|Here’s more new adventures with Mickey Mouse and Donald by foreign and U.S. creators.|
|SIR ALFRED Volume 3 |
Oversized and irresistable! Highly Recommended. Behind the bonhomie, his "British touch," and his legendary films adored by the entire planet, Alfred Hitchcock turns out to have been in turn miserable, dangerous, mean, insensitive, obsessed, mad, and often screaming with laughter and/or dread. Master cartoonist Tim Hensley (Wally Gropius, Detention #2) paints a satiric and oblique portrait in this oversized one-shot (there is no Sir Alfred #1 or 2) that somehow informs the reader more about Hitchcock than most conventional history. Fantagraphics, 2022....More.
Item Code: SIRA03
Soft Cover, 10x13, 40pg, Partial Color
See our website for Alfred Hitchcock: The Complete Films from Taschen
[ALFHH. $40], a 300-page graphic novel Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense [ALFMH.
|THEORY OF MAGIC |
By J.P. Roth. Art by Sabine Rich. Cover by J. Scott Campbell. Seven chapters of full color story and art, cover gallery as well as sketch and layout bonus pages, and a new cover by J. Scott Campbell! A princess of firelight and next in line for the Seelie throne, Selyara is a girl who wants only freedom. Given no protection, she must face three days as a human, alone. Lavara sits on the Seelie throne as queen regent until Selyara has completed and survived her human trial. If Selyara dies, Lavara will take the throne. Ablaze, 2022....More.
Item Code: THEMA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
|AVATAR THE HIGH GROUND Volume 1 |
During the development process of creating the four Avatar sequels, a lot of new ideas and stories were created and discussed. One such EPIC original story idea that didn’t make it into the sequels was James Cameron’s original story: "The High Ground." Cameron shared what he had written with Dark Horse Comics and it is now being adapted by award-winning author Sherri L. Smith (The Toymaker’s Apprentice, Orleans), and illustrated by Brazilian artist Guilherme Balbi. Dark Horse, 2022....More.
Item Code: AVAT01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 88pg, Full Color
|THE WITCHER RONIN |
Recommended. By Rafal Jafi. Art by Hataya.In a new world inspired by Edo-period Japan, Geralt battles a variety of yōkai and oni, creatures inspired by Japanese myths and his own inner demons. Each encounter drops a clue in his desperate search for a mysterious apparition known as the Lady of Snow, yuki onna, for she is the key to who Geralt seeks, but finding her won’t be easy . . . Unusual for a manga tale, this is in printed in partial color. Includes nine bonus pages describing each creature in legend. Nicely drawn. Dark Horse Manga, 2022....More.
Item Code: WITRO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
|Here is more Manga.|
|SHERLOCK HOLMES THE CASE OF THE MISSING MARTIAN |
By Doug Murray. Art by Topper Helmers. Popular comics author Doug Murray (The 'Nam, Jungle Girl, Athena) brings us a "ripping yarn" based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells. Sherlock Holmes is called out of retirement to London in 1908 to solve a most baffling mystery: The British Museum is missing a perfect specimen of a Martian from the failed invasion of 1899. Did it walk away of its own accord or did someone steal it and if so, why? Caliber Press, 2022....More.
Item Code: SHERMM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, b&w
|Click here for more Sherlock Holmes.|
|SPACE TRASH Volume 1 |
By Jenn Woodall. In Jenn Woodall's debut graphic novel series, three teenagers attending school on the moon stumble across an exciting secret that could change the course of their future. In 2115, Earth has been abandoned as a lost cause and mankind has moved on to space colonization. At a decrepit high school on the moon for underprivileged youth live Stab, Yuki and Una. Looks like fun! Oni Press, 2022....More.
Item Code: SPAT01
Hard Cover, 9x12, 96pg, Full Color
|BEREZINA BOOK 2 |
Highly Recommended. Based on the novel by Patrick Rambaud. Art by Ivan Gil.September 1812. Napoleon is master of Europe, and strikes at Russia with 600,000 men. He enters Moscow with no resistance, a conqueror at the height of his glory ... and everything crumbles. The second volume of a trilogy. Moscow is now in French hands, but a large part of the city has burned down, and it’s been emptied of all food, fodder and warm clothes. Cinebook, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: BERE02
Soft Cover, 9x11, 64pg, Full Color
|Book 1 is available, same price [BERE01].|
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.
|WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE The Diamond Jubilee Collection |
Oversized with superb printing. Nearly 400 pages of classic Barks! Highly Recommended. From Scrooge's deep-down discovery of "The Secret of Atlantis'' to his weather war with Magica De Spell in "For Old Dime's Sake," from the Beagle Boys' "Giant Robot Robbers" to a "North of the Yukon" showdown with Soapy Slick — Scrooge, Donald, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie dive into one legendary quest after the next! As icing on the anniversary cake, these Barks epics are supported by covers, posters, and paintings from Don Rosa, Daan Jippes, and other beloved modern Disney comics talents. Fantagraphics, 2022....More.
Item Code: WDUDJH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 384pg, Full Color
|Here is more Uncle Scrooge!|
|THE ROCKETEER The Complete Adventures Deluxe |
New printing. Slipcase. Highly Recommended. By Dave Stevens.This long-out-of-print collection, an Eisner-award winner for best design, features the entire Rocketeer saga by Dave Stevens, plus more than 100 pages of supplemental material &mdashsketches, prelims, and tons more — giving new insight into the artist’s thought processes as he was developing The Rocketeer! And all wrapped up in a lovely slipcase! IDW, 2022....More.
Item Code: RCKD
Hard Cover, 8x12, 276pg, Full Color
|Here is more from Dave Stevens including out of print art and sketchbooks, and more Rocketeer.|
|THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN Omnibus Volume 1 |
Recommended. TheThe web-slinger’s second solo series gets the Omnibus treatment. Spectacular Spider-Man not only increased the opportunities for Spidey action, it provided a platform to expand upon and explore the world of Peter Parker and his incomparable cast — J. Jonah Jameson, Mary Jane Watson, Flash Thompson and the gang! Of course, there was no shortage of villains, including the Vulture, the Lizard, Doc Ock and more! Spectacular was also home to Frank Miller’s first Daredevil artwork, part of a sprawling saga featuring Carrion, the mysterious rotting horror with hidden ties to Peter Parker’s past — and a violent desire to punish him for the death of Gwen Stacy! Marvel, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: SPES01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 928pg, Full Color
|More Spider-Man is here...|
|SAVAGE DRAGON The Ultimate Collection Volume 1 |
Collects The Dragon #1-5 & Savage Dragon #1-8, plus loads of extras, 1982-84! A 30th anniversary spectacular. Image presents, for the first time ever, a massive hardcover collecting the inaugural 5 issue miniseries and first eight issues of the Erik Larsen's groundbreaking Savage Dragon ongoing series, reprinted for the first time in decades, along with all the extras from the first two trade paperback volumes and even more. Image Comics, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: SAVU01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 306pg, Full Color
|YOURS CRUELLY, ELVIRA: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark |
Recommended. The woman behind the icon, the undisputed Queen of Halloween, reveals her full story, filled with intimate bombshells, told by the bombshell herself. The paperback includes 32 pages new and vintage photographs, including one topless and many from her modeling and early acting career. Elvira/Cassandra left home at fourteen and supported herself as a go-go dancer. By age seventeen, she was performing as a showgirl in Las Vegas. Then a chance encounter with Elvis Presley inspired her to travel to Europe where she worked in film and toured Italy as lead singer of a band. Hachette Books, 2022....More.
Item Code: YOURSC
Soft Cover, 5x8, 304pg, Text/b&w
|Here is Elvira graphic novels, archives and more, including Dave Steven’s take on her in his sketchbook series!|
|CITADEL OF FORGOTTEN MYTHS The Elric Saga|
Full color endpapers map. Highly Recommended. By Michael Moorcock. Jacket art by Bastien Deharme. Elric and his companion Moonglum return, in this prequel set in the early days of Elric’s wanderings. They are investigating the history of Melniboné and its dragons, known as the Phroon, in this exciting new addition to the Elric Saga. Elric is the estranged emperor of the Melnibonéan empire, struggling with his nature and the constant thirst of his soul-sucking sword, Stormbringer. Michael Moorcock is the winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. Saga Press, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: CITFH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 336pg, Text Only
|Volumes 1 and 2, new editions of Moorcock’s prose novels, are still available: Stormbringer [ELR02H] and Elric of Melnibone [ELR01H] $29.99 each. Here is Moorcock in graphic novels...|
|SPIDER-MAN VS VENOM Omnibus |
Collects all Venom appearances across the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man #300, 1985 & into the 1990s. Spider-ManSpider-Man meets his deadliest foe when his symbiotic alien black costume takes a new host — Eddie Brock, who hates Spider-Man; together they become the lethal Venom! Then Venom sires an even more psychopathic offspring: Maximum Carnage! Plus the sinister symbiote sinks his teeth into Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Quasar, Darkhawk and the Avengers, in this complete compendium of Venom’s earliest appearances! Marvel, 2023. Due: Mar. ...More.
Item Code: SPIDVH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1160pg, Full Color
|NOVA: RICHARD RIDER Omnibus |
Collects Nova #1-25 & 17 more appearances in various titles, 1976 on. By Marv Wolfman, Len Wein et al. Art by John Buscema, Sal Buscema et al. Richard Rider is Nova, the original 1970s Human Rocket. Struck by energy sent by a dying alien, Rich has inherited the mantle of an intergalactic Nova Centurion! Now, the newly-minted hero must somehow balance schoolwork, a social life and a constant string of villains including Condor, Powerhouse, Diamondhead, Blackout—and the dreaded Sphinx! Plus, Nova and Spider-Man unravel a murder mystery, Rich’s father is ensnared in an underworld scheme, and Nova joins—the Defenders? Marvel, 2023. Due: Mar. ...More.
Item Code: NOVRH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 880pg, Full Color
|INCREDIBLE HULK By Peter David Omnibus Volume 5|
Comics from 2002-2022. You can’t keep Peter David away from the Hulk for long! The legendary writer has returned to his signature character many times, across different eras and realities — but in the far future, how will he bring the Hulk’s incredible story to an end? Plus, the Hulk finds himself on a strange island with some very unexpected monsters! In the House of M, Hulk’s newfound peace will be short-lived! Hulk battles the Abomination, the Champions, Fin Fang Foom, the Leader and more! And revisit two seminal Hulk eras: the mindless monster’s time in the Crossroads, and the gray Hulk’s membership in the New Fantastic Four! Marvel, 2022. Due: Mar. ...More.
Item Code: INCP05H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 896pg, Full Color
|MARVEL MASTERWORKS UNCANNY X-MEN Volume 15 |
Collects Uncanny X-Men #220-231 & 6 more works, circa 1997. Marc Silvestri’s legacy as an X-Men artist begins here! He defined a new era of mutant drama; X-Men vs. Avengers limited series. Next, Alan Davis draws an epic Annual introducing Horde. Then, as regular X-Men artist, Silvestri joins writer Chris Claremont for a run of legendary stories. Their iconic "Fall of the Mutants" story line changed everything for the X-Men. With many team members missing and presumed dead, mutant kind regroups in Australia, becoming targets of the mysterious Reavers! Marvel, 2023. Due: Mar. ...More.
Item Code: MMUX15H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 520pg, Full Color
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Cyber Sale - Flash Sale Deadline Extended to Dec. 26
This went out at Thanksgiving and we still have lots of deep discounted books in stock. See it here. And a tip, the Flash Sale items due to expire: we kept the sale prices open in order to serve our Newsletter people (who get a print version that takes a while to reach them)...so the Flash Sale prices are now good until December 26 when the items go back to regular price. Flash Sale items are overstocks of otherwise excellent books that we plan to continue to handle. They are NOT closeouts or clearance items—those we discount until they are gone. We have a dozen or so omnibus titles that didn't fit into the sale, but you can see them here.
Being very conservative, we figure Dec 8 is the deadline to be safe for east coast delivery; Dec 15 for the West Coast; Somewhere in between for the rest of the country! Rush Service Dec 20th. Call for more information.
Carl Barks’ Complete Library
A great many of Fantagraphics’ Barks Library volumes are back in print. See them all here.
Sanctum Pulp Reprints still on sale
The Shadow is gone, but you can still get these others: Doc Savage (including Bama Variant Covers), Cap Fury, Black Bat, Phantom Detective, Nick Carter, Whisperer, The Avenger. Most are deeply discounted.
Robert Crumb’s wife and mother of Sophie Crumb passed away from cancer last week. Our hearts go out to Robert, Aline was one of a kind. Her collaboration comics with Crumb were a lot of fun and several ran in full color in The New Yorker which was always a treat.
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