Thursday, January 12, 2023

Jose Salinas’ Cisco Kid. Sergio Toppi, Alley Oop, Jack Davis’ monster sketches, Mike Mignola, Miracleman and Tarzan!

Another week of quite the variety. The new Jose Salinas Cisco Kid is here, and more Toppi and more Alley Oop. We also have Jack Davis monster sketches, the latest Character Design Quarterly, Mignola stories, Miracleman and several more Omnibus volumes. And four new uniform Tarzan editions with those lovely Joe Jusko covers have been announced. Plus 2023 Calendars on sale!

We’ve had several inquiries from friends concerned about the storm situation here in California. We are absolutely fine, not even a power outage to report. I had a tiny leak in my office and lost my Mr. Fantastic statue when a roof panel got saturated and fell in, but otherwise we’re just wet…and happy to get the much needed precipitation. Some friends haven’t fared quite so well, one had a tree drop like a spear through his roof. But in general, we’ve been just fine up here in the mountains.

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Dailies, 1961-64. Highly Recommended. Classic Comics Press continues its reprinting of the complete run of The Cisco Kid, written by Rod Reed and masterfully drawn by Jose Luis Salinas. Volume 6 reprints dailies from September 4, 1961 to February 22, 1964 with an introduction by Howard Chaykin. Beautiful fine-line artwork and a surprisingly good storyline; Rod Reed was an exceptionally gifted writer. Classic Comics Press, 2023....More.

Item Code: CIS06
Soft Cover, 11x18, 264pg, b&w

Also available: Volume 1 $24.95 and Volumes 3 and 5 $25.95 each. From the same publisher: Rusty Riley Dailies Volume 2: 1949-51, also written by Rod Reed. Drawn by Frank Goodwin [RR02H. $49.95, $44.95].

Click here for more Western adventure in archives and graphic novels

Highly Recommended. The third book in the Toppi Gallery series features the master’s non-sequential, stand-alone illustration work (as opposed to his graphic novel stories featured in the Collected Toppi series). This focuses on themes of masculinity and femininity, showcasing images of soldiers and beautiful women from the artist’s fifty-year career. Nudity. Magnetic Press, 2023....More.

Item Code: SERHH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 144pg, Partial Color

Here’s all available volumes in both of the two Sergio Toppi series.


Reprints 1954 dailies. Highly Recommended. Alley hunts down the fire-breathing, girl-stealing Dragon of Iron Castle — and discovers his surprising relationship to the beast! Then our hero finds himself accidentally betrothed to the burly belle Brunnhilde. This volume presents the entire year of daily strips from 1954. Acoustic Learning, 2022....More.

Item Code: ALLE54
Soft Cover, 11x8, 160pg, b&w

Here’s all available books in the Alley Oop series.


Art & Illustration


Recommended. With Kenneth Anderson, Angel Ren, Dave Guertin. This issue: cover designer Kenneth Anderson talks about his art; Angel Ren; Meet the Artist with Dave Guertin (Rachett & Clank), the founder of CreatureBox; Kaining Wang on Panthers in Design; working with color by Nathanna Erica; The Gallery features three new creators; create a character with Michaela Neinaber. Meet The Artist with Jackie Droujko. 3dtotal Publishing, 2023....More.

Item Code: CDQ23
Soft Cover, 8x10, 104pg, Full Color

#20, 21 and 22 are all available. Click here for full details. [CDQ20, etc. $16 each].


Recommended. By Joseph Pfeiffer. Art by Jack Davis. Collected are all new descriptions by Joseph Pfeiffer featuring rare sketches by the legendary illustrator Jack Davis, from the EC Old Witches to Frankenstein and the Universal monsters, to a self portrait of the artist at work. Jack kept a box of his favorite pencil sketches, studies for his final finished pieces. Asylum Publications, 2022....More.

Item Code: JACDS
Soft Cover, 8x11, 50pg, b&w

Click here for much more Jack Davis. We have two of his long-out of print art books in Rare Books.


Graphic Novels


SIMAK Manhunt on Solar Corona
By Jerry Frissen. Art by Jean-Michel Ponzio. From the universe of The Incal, soon to be a major motion picture. A dark, sensual thriller following the origin of the Metabaron's greatest enemy — the Simak! On the Moon of Hesperia, Phoenix, a gifted but amnesiac policeman, witnesses the murder of his teammate. His investigation leads him to Solar Corona, the city-planet of debauchery, where he crosses paths with the Simaks — transhumans originally designed for prostitution, who were supposed to have been eradicated. But there is something sinister in their technology— Humanoids, 2023....More.

Item Code: SIMAH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 120pg, Full Color
$27.99 $25.99

Click here for more from the Metabarons and Incal universe.


By Mike Mignola. Art by Warwick Johnson-Cadwell. Join monster hunters extraordinaire and jump into eerie and whimsical Victorian-style tales of monster hunters, vampires, and supernatural sleuths in this collection of stories that is equal parts chilling and charming. Dark Horse, 2023....More.

Item Code: OUREH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 240pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Here is more from the Mignola universe and of course, Hellboy.


2023 Calendars

We just discounted over 20 titles by 40%! These include Frazetta, Olivia, Kinuko Craft, Android Jones, Vintage calendars and many adult titles.

Click here to see the sale titles, and click here to see all of our 2023 calendars.


Comics Archives


Our Highest Recommendation. Collects Strange Tales #130-146 & more, 1964-65. Seventeen wild Dr. Strange stories PLUS his first team-up with Spider-Man. The Eternity Saga is a multi-part adventure that many consider one of the greatest Marvel stories of all time. In it, Baron Mordo gains new power from the dread Dormammu, so much power that he strikes down the Ancient One and forces Doctor Strange to go on the run. As Strange races across the globe and into new dimensions, he seeks the aid of the all-encompassing Eternity. The epic conclusion pits Strange against Dormammu with the lives of Clea and the Ancient One in the balance. Marvel, 2023....More.

Item Code: MMMDR02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 216pg, Full Color

Volume 1 [MMMDR01. $15.99]. Click here for the entire Mighty Marvel series, all still only $15.99 each. The vintage 1960s Marvel stories have never been less expensive than this.


New Printing. Recommended. By Garry Leach, Alan Davis, John Totleben, Rick Veitch, Chuck Austen and John Ridgway.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 Moran’s life is unraveling. 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

Also available is the Miracleman Golden Age by Neil Gaiman, with art by Mark Buckingham. Entirely new work from 2015: [MIRM01. $19.99].


MARVEL MASTERWORKS Spider-Woman Volume 3
Collects Spider-Woman #26-38, 1980-81. Art by Steve Leialoha et al. 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....More.

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

Volume 2 is available at the same discount price [MMSW02H.]. And click here for Spider-Gwen.


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! The writer who made Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian one of the most popular and influential comics in Marvel history closes out the series. Follow Conan from the Western Sea to 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, 2023....More.

Item Code: CONB10H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 944pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00

Here are previous volumes and all of Conan.


AVENGERS By Busiek & Perez Omnibus Volume 1
New Printing. Collects Avengers #1-23; Avengers Forever #1-12 & more, 1998 on. 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—and Kang and Immortus in the Destiny War!Marvel, 2023....More.

Item Code: AVBP01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 1184pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

Collects Wolverine: The Origin 1-6, 2001. By Paul Jenkins and Andy Kubert. For decades, Wolverine’s shadowy past has been shrouded in mystery. But before he was the savage mainstay of the X-Men, before he was a tormented secret agent codenamed Weapon X — even before he was a barroom brawler in the wilds of Canada — he was a child. And now, his story will be told. Marvel, 2023....More.

Item Code: WOLVOR
Soft Cover, 6x10, 248pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

New cover of The Phantom by Thomas Haller Buchanan. Recommended. Complete in this issue: Buz Sawyer (1970) by Roy Crane and The Phantom (1977-78) by Lee Falk and Sy Berry. Also one month of wonderful Mandrake dailies from 1940 by the under-rated but excellent Phil Davis and Lee Falk. 19 pages of full-color Sunday pages. Drago by Burne Hogarth, Flash Gordon by Dan Barry, Garth, Rick O’Shay by Stan Lynde, Gasoline Alley by Dick Moores, Alley Oop by V. T. Hamlin, Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff, Krazy Kat by George Herriman, and more! Manuscript Press, 2022....More.

Item Code: CR1222
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color

Here are previous issues, many also with special newly created covers.


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. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge....More.

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

We’ve already sold several of these, it’s quite an impressive set.


Red Sonja


Collects #1-4. Cover by Philip Tan. By Kurt Busiek, Gail Simone et al. The comics industry's top writers and artists pen 12 tales. Sonja's journeys take her through key moments of her long life, across the Hyborian Age, and against many foes and challenges, while creators also push the artistic boundaries of the medium through their storytelling. Dynamite, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: REDB01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 136pgs, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Signed by Gail Simone. Collects #1-4. Cover by Philip Tan. By Kurt Busiek, Gail Simone et al. The comics industry's top writers and artists pen 12 tales. Sonja's journeys take her through key moments of her long life, across the Hyborian Age, and against many foes and challenges, while creators also push the artistic boundaries of the medium through their storytelling. Dynamite, 2022. Due: Jan. ...More.

Item Code: REDB01HS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color

Here is more Red Sonja.



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 March


After 40 issues and 18 Special issues Book Palace Books presents a selection of their most popular articles over the last 10 years. Inside this issue: Neal Adams, Arturo Del Castillo, Graham Coton, Maurice Leloir, James E McConnell, Patrick Nicolle, Alex Raymond, and David Wright. Plus a full index of all artists from 58 issues. Most of the articles are taken from sold out issues and only available as digital editions. This is your chance to see what you may have missed and introduce new readers to this popular series. Book Palace Books, 2023. Due: Mar....More.

Item Code: BESIQS
Soft Cover, 9x11, 176pg, Partial Color

Here are more of the latest Illustrators Quarterly.


Collects #1-4. Coming at you from the earliest days of monster mania, World Famous Creatures magazine was put together quickly and cheaply to cash in on the popularity of Famous Monsters #1. The title lasted just four issues - two in 1958 and two in 1959 - and are much sought after by monster magazine collectors. This competitor came closest to FM in terms of content and visuals. The issues contain tons of large monster stills, Forry-like puns, and cut-out monster masks. The publisher even tried to copy Warren's Captain Company by offering many mail-order monster items. There is also early John Severin art in the monster mix! Due to all the coupons and mask cutouts, most original copies are incomplete. Here is your opportunity to have the entire, complete, run of World Famous Creatures. Fantaco Enterprises, 2023. Due: Mar....More.

Item Code: COMWFCH
Hard Cover

There will also be a softcover edition [COMWFC. $39.95].


KRAZY & IGNATZ Volume 4: 1925-1927
This Eisner Award-nominated series showcases one of the most renowned and celebrated comic strips in the art form's history as it strides boldly through the mid-1920s, its quirky characters in full flower in this gorgeous, archival hardcover collection. In this volume: Ignatz repeatedly sets elaborate traps for Krazy (long before the Road Runner), adventures on the "enchanted mesa," wacky weather, literal cliffhangers — and what happens when Santa and the stork arrive at the same chimney at the same moment? BONUS: The most complete collection of Herriman's long-lost Book of Magic pages ever assembled. With incisive essays by Herriman scholars, this entry in this ongoing series makes it plain to Herriman fans and newcomers alike why historians, scholars, and cartoonists consider this to be the best comic strip ever created and why The Comics Journal proclaimed it to be "the greatest comic strip of the 20th Century." Fantagraphics, 2023. Due: Mar....More.

Item Code: KRAZ04H
Hard Cover, 11x14, 228pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $44.99

Volumes 1 and 2 are $35, $31.99, Volume 3 is $49.99, $44.99 [KRAZ01H, etc].


By Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle. Art by Guy Davis. The year is 1938, and the world is holding its breath—mesmerized by the onrushing storm that will soon engulf it in fire and steel. In New York City, one man’s sleep is filled with tormenting visions of the evils that mankind visits upon itself, compelling him to act. And so, by night, Wesley Dodds lays aside the trappings of his inherited wealth to roam the shadows as the Sandman, armed with a tranquilizing gas gun and driven by an unrelenting sense of justice. Haunted and obsessed, the Sandman moves through a decadent, post-Depression landscape, stalking the predators who hide themselves beneath society’s callous indifference to the weak and vulnerable. No one sees him at his work until he chooses to reveal himself—no one, that is, except the woman who is destined to be the light to his darkness. DC Comics, 2023. Due: Mar....More.

Item Code: SANM01H
Hard Cover, 984pg, Full Color
$59.99 $54.99

Click here for more Sandman.


Coming in April


The next set of four new Tarzan editions will be ready in April, Books 17-20. As with the rest, we offer the complete set of four [ERBA06P. $119, $109] as well as the individual volumes:

By Edgar Rice Burroughs. New covers and frontispieces by Joe Jusko. The ERB Authorized Library’s sixth set of four volumes (Tarzan 17-20) features Tarzan and the Lion Man, Tarzan and the Leopard Men, Tarzan's Quest, and Tarzan and the Forbidden City. These new hardcover editions feature gorgeous new cover art and frontispieces by Joe Jusko; forewords by Adam Weissmuller, A. Lee Martinez, Joan Bledig, and Don Hutchison, and afterwords by noted ERB scholar Henry G. Franke III. See our descriptions of the individual volumes for more detail on each volume, and its story. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 2023. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: ERBA06P
Hard Cover, 6x9, Text/b&w
$119.80 $109.00

By Edgar Rice Burroughs. New cover and frontispiece by Joe Jusko. Foreword by Adam Weissmuller. Afterword by Henry G. Franke III. A great safari comes to Africa to make a movie, struggling across the veldt and through the jungle in great ten-ton trucks, equipped with all the advantages of civilization. But now it is halted, almost destroyed by the poisoned arrows of the savage Bansuto tribe. There is no way to return. Ahead lies the strange valley of diamonds, where hairy gorillas live in their town of London on the Thames, ruled by King Henry the Eighth. And behind them comes Tarzan of the Apes with the Golden Lion, seeking the man who might have been his twin brother in looks—though hardly in courage! Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 2023. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: ERBA17H
Hard Cover, 6x9, Text/b&w

By Edgar Rice Burroughs. New cover and frontispiece by Joe Jusko. Foreword by A. Lee Martinez. Afterword by Henry G. Franke III. As the steel-clawed Leopard Men look for victims for their savage rites, the secret cult strikes terror into the hearts of all the villagers. Only Orando of the Utengi dares to declare war on them. And with Orando goes Tarzan of the Apes—but a strangely changed Tarzan, who now believes that he is Muzimo, a spirit or demon who was Orando’s ancestor. But there are traitors among Orando’s people. And in the village of the Leopard Men is Kali Bwana, a young American woman who has come to Africa to find a missing man. Only Tarzan can save her— Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 2023. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: ERBA18H
Hard Cover, 6x9, Text/b&w

By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cover and frontispiece by Joe Jusko. Foreword by Joan Bledig. Afterword by Henry G. Franke III. Tarzan of the Apes had heard only rumors of the Kavuru—a strange, evil tribe said to have long reaped their human prey from among the local natives. But when they stole the daughter of Muviro, chief of the Waziri, the Lord of the Jungle sets out in search of their legend-shrouded village on a mission of rescue—or, if need be, revenge. He does not know that his trail runs close to that of a strange group of survivors of a crashed plane—including his beloved mate, Jane, who must call upon all the skills she has learned from Tarzan to keep herself and her companions alive amid the terrors of the jungle and an even worse danger lurking in their own party. But the stranded Europeans and the ape-man are destined for a rendezvous with blood and fire—in the dreaded temple of the Kavuru. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 2023. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: ERBA19H
Hard Cover, 6x9, Text/b&w

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AUTHORIZED LIBRARY Volume 20 Tarzan and the Forbidden City
By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cover and frontispiece by Joe Jusko. Foreword by Don Hutchison. Afterword by Henry G. Franke III. Tarzan cared little for the fate of adventurer Brian Gregory, drawn to the legendary city of Ashair by the rumor of the Father of Diamonds, the world’s hugest gem. But to the ape-man the tie of friendship is unbreakable, and Paul d’Arnot’s pleas move him to agree to guide the expedition Gregory’s father and sister have organized for his rescue. The enigmatic Atan Thome is also obsessed with the Father of Diamonds, and has planted agents in the Gregory safari to spy out its route and sabotage its efforts. Both parties reach their goal, remote Ashair—as prisoners of its priests, doomed to die in loathsome rites. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 2023. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: ERBA20H
Hard Cover, 6x9, Text/b&w

Click here for the previous sets of four books, and for all individual volumes.


Imperfect Editions

These are slightly bumped or dented copies. We rarely have more than a few copies of these. Usually we still have as-new copies also.

Other titles include:

CAPTAIN AMERICA By Dan Jurgens Omnibus Hurt $100, $50

HOKUSAI: A Graphic Biography Hurt $19.99, $10.99

FRIDAY FOSTER The Sunday Strips Hurt  $39.99, $19.99

LOS ANGELES Deluxe Hurt  $120, $60

Click here for more imperfect editions.

We also have several new Warehouse Finds that have not been promoted here but I don’t have room for them this week. Click here to see the latest listings.


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Wash Tubbs & Captain Easy Volume 6 began in 1924, First Edition

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January Clearance Sale

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Berkeley Vintage Comics Show

I’ll be set up again this weekend, Jan 15, at this show in Berkeley.


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