We got a big shipment from Book Palace with new Illustrators editions, lots of new graphic novels, art books…too many to list here. Dig in! Don’t miss the Art of Arthur Adams in our Coming items with a publisher exclusive hardcover with a signed bookplate. And The Fantastic Worlds of Frank Frazetta is finally available again!!
Late Spring 2023
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THE ART OF PETER BERGTING
|ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #80 Pruett Carter |
Highly Recommended. Featuring the work of Pruett Carter, known for his beautiful slick magazine illustrations during the 40s and 50s, many featuring lovely ladies and handsome young men for fiction stories. His work reminds us of the "buttery" style of Haddon Sundblom. Next is Charles Lasalle, known for his Walter Foster instructional art books but also superb classic magazine illustrations in the 1930s and 40s. His masterful draftsmanship is a sight to behold. Illustration Magazine, 2023....More.
Item Code: IL80
Magazine, 8x11, 80pg, Partial Color
|Here’s back issues. We just bought a complete set of #1-78 but it will take a while to list them. If you are looking for any particular numbers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|SANJULIAN MASTER OF FANTASY ART Signed |
Almost Gone! Slipcase, special binding, signed bookplate! Limited, 110. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the full breadth of Sanjulian's amazing career with an introduction by Joe Jusko (one master talking about another), hundreds of beautiful full color paintings and pencil sketches, unpublished illustrations and rarely seen early work along with exclusive photos and artwork from the Master's own personal archives. Hard cover with gold block pages. Book Palace Books, 2022. Out of print. ...More.
Item Code: SANJMHS
Hard Cover, 9x12, 312pg, Partial Color
|We have only a few copies, as you would expect from such a small edition. The regular edition is in stock for now [SANJMH. $89] but it is now out of print so we cannot get more.|
|THE LIBRARY OF ESOTERICA Plant Magick |
Recommended. Edited by Jessica Hundley. A new release in this comprehensive series from Taschen. From root to vibrant blossom, Plant Magick uses artwork past and present to explore the fertile, interconnected history between plants and people, the multitude of ways in which we embrace plants in spiritual ceremony, as healing medicine, as creative muse and as gateways into deeper explorations of consciousness including marijuana and hallucinogenic posters and art. From ancient Greek sculptures to Renaissance paintings and Pre-Raphaelite artists, to visionary art inspired by psychoactive plants, cacti, and mushrooms... Taschen, 2023....More.
Item Code: LIBEPH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 520pg, Full Color
|Here are the other volumes of Library of Esoterica from Taschen.|
|BEST OF ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY 10th Anniversary Special |
Highly Recommended. After 40 issues and 18 Specials, a selection of the most popular articles over the last 10 years includes ones from sold out issues. Coverage of Neal Adams, Arturo Del Castillo (Three Musketeers), British war and action comics artist Graham Coton, 19th century illustrator Maurice Leloir, British pulp and paperback cover artist James E McConnell, history illustrator Patrick Nicolle, Alex Raymond, and pinup artist David Wright. Book Palace Books, 2023....More.
Item Code: BESIQS
Soft Cover, 9x11, 176pg, Partial Color
|BEST OF ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY 10th Anniversary Special hardcover w/ Prints |
Variant cover, limited to 100, with 5 bonus pinup prints by David Wright. Highly Recommended. After 40 issues and 18 Specials, a selection of the most popular articles over the last 10 years includes ones from sold out issues. Coverage of Neal Adams, Arturo Del Castillo (Three Musketeers), British war and action comics artist Graham Coton, 19th century illustrator Maurice Leloir, British pulp and paperback cover artist James E McConnell, history illustrator Patrick Nicolle, Alex Raymond, and pinup artist David Wright. Book Palace Books, 2023....More.
Item Code: BESIQSH
Soft Cover, 9x11, 176pg, Partial Color
|ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY #40 |
Our Highest Recommendation. Cover feature on the much deserving underground arist Rick Griffin, plus features on Vaughn Bodé and his son Mark Bodé. First up, the psychedelic artwork and posters of Rick Griffin, master cartoonist and designer, best known for his Zap Comix work but who has much more to offer. Vaughn Bodé and his wacky, irreverent and sexy cartoons with a garrulous wizard, voluptuous girls and belligerent lizards. And lastly Bodé’s son, Mark, shares his views on his work and the series he took over from his father. Minor nudity. Book Palace Books, 2023.Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: IQ40
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Partial Color
|ILLUSTRATOR'S QUARTERLY Volume 39 Gary Gianni Signed |
Almost Gone! Special hardcover with a signed & numbered bookplate by Gary Gianni with a fine bonus illustration! Limited, 120. The regular issue has sold out, but we have a limited number of this deluxe edition. We meet Gary Gianni, a modern master whose work still seems to emanate from the Golden Age of Illustration. From Solomon Kane to The Shadow, Prince Valiant to The Game of Thrones, we celebrate this amazing versatile artist. Also here are the surrealistic comics of Paul Kirchner, who talks about assisting Wally Wood, and working at Neal Adam's studio. Book Palace Books, 2022. Out of print. ...More.
Item Code: IQ39S
Hard Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Partial Color
The regular edition of #39 sold out very quickly. They don’t usually reprint these regular editions, but we can hope. Meanwhile they allocated us a limited number of these signed deluxe hardcovers.
Here’s more from Illustrators Quarterly, back issues and Special. The Warren special is being reprinted and will be back in stock in June or July, with a special deluxe edition also. We’ll formally announce that soon.
|WEAPONS OF THE METABARON |
Highly Recommended. The seminal series' spin-off recounting how the mightiest warrior in the universe built his arsenal of war. The creative trio of Jodorowsky, Travis Charest, and Janjetov bring us a tale of how No Name, the most ruthless mercenary in the Caste of the Metabarons, assembled the galaxy’s most powerful and destructive weapons in an effort to secure his position as the universe’s ultimate warrior. Artwork is very, very good, creative and powerful with great aliens! This edition is limited to its first printing. Humanoids, 2023....More.
Item Code: WEAPMH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 80pg, Full Color
|Here’s more Metabarons and more of the Jodorowsky universe.|
|THE NEW CHAMPION OF SHAZAM! |
Collects #1-4 & more. Recommended. By Josie Campbell. Art by Evan Shaner. Mary Marvel is back! Now, after Billy Batson’s heroic sacrifice, the power of Shazam has vanished. Most heroes would be distraught, but not Mary. It’s finally time for a voyage of self-discovery as she prepares for her freshman year of college and a civilian life. But nothing is ever truly normal for this young hero, because she’s just been chosen as the new champion of Shazam! (At least according to a talking rabbit sent by her estranged brother Billy.) Very good artwork, interesting looking story! DC Comics, 2023. ...More.
Item Code: NEWCSH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 112pg, Full Color
|Here’s more Shazam, plus several long out of print collections of the original Captain Marvel and family in Rare Books.|
|FAIREST OF ALL A Villains Graphic Novel |
By Serena Valentino. Art by Fiona Marchbank. The tale of the young princess, Snow White, and her evil stepmother, the Wicked Queen, is widely known — the Queen was jealous of the girl’s beauty, and this jealousy culminated in the Queen’s attempt on the sweet, naive girl’s life. But what caused the Queen to become so, well, wicked? Perhaps the Queen hated her stepdaughter for her resemblance to the King’s first wife. Perhaps she resented the girl for her beauty. Could the Queen simply have been born that cruel? Or does it have to do with a mysterious mirror, gifted to her upon her wedding and swirling with dark magic? Disney Hyperion, 2023....More.
Item Code: FAIRAH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 128pg, b&w
|SUPERMAN SPACE AGE |
Collects #1-3. Reommended. By Mark Russell. Art by Mike Allred. A cool retro story that takes us back to Superman's youth, capturing the feel of the Silver Age. After years of standing idle, the young man from Krypton defies the wishes of his fathers to come out to the world as the first superhero of the Space Age. As each decade passes and each new danger emerges, he wonders if this is the one that will kill him and everyone he loves. Superman realizes that even good intentions are not without their backlash as the world around him transforms into a place as determined to destroy itself as he is to save it. DC Comics, 2023....More.
Item Code: SUPSAH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 264pg, Full Color
|Don’t miss the deluxe Michael Allred collections Volumes 1-3. Vol 1 is signed.|
|ASK FOR MERCY Volume 1 |
Collects volumes 1-2, 2018-20. An action-packed and artistically powerful dark fantasy story from Elephantmen creator, Richard Starkings, and breakout talent, Abigail Jill Harding, a World War II fantasy horror story in the tradition of John Carpenter's The Thing and Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. Mercy is snatched from her own place and time to join a team of monster hunters who are actually monsters themselves, and together they have to take on a pantheon of hideous creatures summoned to our world by Nazis! Collects the first two volumes of this Comixology Originals series. Dark Horse, 2023....More.
Item Code: ASKM01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 312pg, Full Color
|QUEEN IN COMICS |
French Graphic Novel, newly translated. By Emmanuel Marie with Sophie Blitman. Art by Riccardo Randazzo, Celine Olive et al. A host of artists present the episodic life of the infamous band, from humble beginning to dissolution. Brian May, Roger Taylor, and Freddie Mercury formed one of the greatest rock bands ever. Decadent shows, inimitable aesthetics, and style gave us “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love…” Episodic stories take us behind the scenes in this new graphic novel. NBM, 2023....More.
Item Code: QUEECH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color
|Click here for more graphic novels and art dealing with musicians and music.|
|ALVAR MAYOR Volume 2 Ominous Wind |
Highly Recommended. By Carlos Trillo. Art by Enrique Breccia. In the 17th century, the Americas were a paradise for adventurers, pirates, and other people of bad reputation who sought to enrich themselves as quickly as possible. But it was also a mysterious and unknown land with areas yet to be explored and great treasures to be found. In that dangerous jungle, only one person could guide the newcomers: Alvar Mayor. Epicenter Comics, 2023....More.
Item Code: ALV02H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 172pg, b&w
The first volume, Legend of El Dorado, came out in September 2022 but is currently out of print and sold out. Here’s more work by Breccia: Dracula, Life of Che, Evita. Breccia is also profiled in Illustrators Quarterly #32 [IQ32. $24.99].
And by Trillo, The Big Hoax [BIGHH. $24.99, $21.99]. Winner of the Angouleme Prize with our highest recommendation.
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.
|THE MONKEY KING |
Collects all four original French albums, now in English. Recommended. A vibrant retelling of the legendary Chinese saga Journey to the West by artist/animator Chaiko, who brings his unique visual style and humor to this ageless fantasy adventure. A monkey is born from a stone struck by lightning and acquires supernatural abilities which he uses for mischief and glory. But soon he finds himself at the ire of the Heavens and imprisoned by the Buddha himself. To redeem himself, he is tasked with a quest to protect a monk on a great journey filled with danger and adventure. Magnetic Press, 2023...More.
Item Code: MONKK
Soft Cover, 6x9, 320pg, Full Color
|ZENESCOPE Featuring The Art of Paul Green 2024 Calendar |
Highly Recommended. Huge, impressive format (11x17 oblong) that doubles as a poster book or art portfolio. Zenescope is known for visually stunning artwork. Now for the first time one of their top talents, Paul Green, presents a wonderful art collection, with images on the front AND BACK of every page. Paul's work will remind you of J. Scott Campbell, it's polished and impressive, featuring beautiful Zenescope girls in hot outfits. And they are cosplaying in spoof ads for pop culture's most iconic cereals! It's great Good Girl art, all in fun. Zenescope, 2023....More.
Item Code: ZENE24
Wirebound, 17x11, 24pg, Full Color
|Here is all of our Zenescope offerings, several just lately put on sale.|
|MIGHTY MARVEL MASTERWORKS THE AVENGERS Volume 3 Among Us Walks a Goliath |
Collects #21-30, 1965-66. Highly Recommended. Captain America’s departure, the return of Giant-Man and the Wasp, as well as Hank Pym’s transformation into Goliath! With first appearances of Power Man, the Collector, the Swordsman and the Sons of the Serpent, not to mention the entrance of the Black Widow into the world of the Avengers. Includes wonderful inking by Wallace Wood and John Romita! Marvel, 2023....More.
Item Code: MMMAV03
Soft Cover, 6x9, 216pg, Full Color
|Click here for all the Mighty Marvel series, including the first two Avengers.|
|SUPERMAN The 85th Anniversary Collection |
Recommended. By Jerry Siegel, et al. Art by Joe Shuster, Curt Swan et al. It’s the best stories from 85 years of comics, beginning with the first two issues of Action Comics in 1938, Superman #1 and 81, and much, much more right through Superman: Rebirth #1 and Man of Steel #1. Wonderful early classics like “War in Europe (1940),” ” Lois Lane — Superwoman (1943), Mr. Msyztplk (1944), “Three Supermen from Krypton” (1950), “The Team of Luthor and Brainiac” (1964), etc. DC Comics, 2023. ...More.
Item Code: SUP85H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 496pg, Full Color
|WILD ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Volume 2 Hardcover |
By Will Murray. Cover by Gary Carbon. Back cover by Joe DeVito. Hardcover exclusive illustrated afterword by Murray. Sherlock Holmes confronts the unknown in ten baffling tales that challenge his formidable mental powers, as well as his unshakable conviction that the world is a sane and rational place. From spontaneous human combustion to coins minted in mythical Atlantis, London’s premier consulting detective is tested. His investigations cross the path of Algernon Blackwood's famed psychic physician, Dr. John Silence. Odyssey Publishing, 2023....More.
Item Code: WILSHE02H
Hard Cover, 6x9, 276pg, Text Only
Note: due to the difficulty of getting undamaged copies of the softcover edition (print-on-demand from Amazon), we are now only handling the hardcover editions of Will's new books.
|ARAÑA AND SPIDER-MAN 2099 Dark Tomorrow |
By Alex Segura. Behind an impressive, wrap around, avant-garde cover you’ll find an all-new Young Adult prose novel. Araña was a normal Brooklyn teenager with normal Brooklyn problems — until a few months ago, when she was gifted with amazing spiderlike abilities, from super-strength and heightened agility to web-slinging. And then…she’s blasted into the future! It’s the home of the Spider-Man of 2099, where Araña finds herself stranded. Marvel, 2023....More.
Item Code: ARASH
Hard Cover, 6x8, 320pg, Text Only
There is also a Spider-Man 2099 Omnibus, due at the end of this month [SPIOMH.
|MODELS THROUGH THE LENS OF JACK FARAGASSO |
Recommended. In the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s artist Jack Faragasso hired models for a number of photo shoots that he used as reference for his fine art paintings, magazine illustrations and paperback book covers (including many mystery and sci-fi works). He photographed a number of models including Steve Holland, Shere Hite, Bettie Page and many other models, both clothed and nude. Half of these are in color, the other half in b&w. Contains nudity. Asylum, 2023....More.
Item Code: MODJF
Soft Cover, 8x11, 56pg, Partial Color
|MAGNIFICENT ILLUSTRATIONS By Jack Faragasso|
94-year-young Jack Faragasso selected the images and wrote the text for this book. It features several of his comic book covers for Dell, a great many popular sci-fi paperback covers, men's magazine work, and romance and gothic horror paperback covers. His interest in science, astronomy, and history, and building detailed, realistic airplane and rocket models prepared him for his versatile career. Asylum, 2023....More.
Item Code: MAGJF
Soft Cover, 8x11, 66pg, Full Color
THE FINE ART OF JACK FARAGASSO From Life and Imagination
Over 150 full color images. Jack Faragasso has been active in the world of art as an instructor, artist and illustrator for over 60 years. He studied at the Art Students League and at its Woodstock Summer school with the legendary Frank Reilly, traveled to Europe to study the Old Masters, spent time photographing and drawing Bettie Page (the subject of a previous collection). This covers his entire career, from commercial book cover art, to pin-ups and nudes, to landscapes and portraits. Asylum, 2019. Condition: Copies have slight scuffing to cover....More.
Item Code: FINJF
Soft Cover, 8x11, 110pg, Full Color
Also from Jack:
Early Photographs of Bettie Page [EARP. $19.99]
Mastering Drawing the Human Figure [MASS. $24.95]
Jack is also in the very first issue of Illustration Magazine [IL01R. $40] and he appears in both of the Steve Holland photograph collections, World’s Greatest Art Model and The Torn Shirt Sessions.
We just lowered the price on our last 2023 calendars to $2.99, even ones we have just one or two copies left. The exceptions are the collectible titles that continue to sell, which are still discounted but not quite as much.
|SECONDARY ACTION HEROES OF GOLDEN AGE COMICS |
Highly Recommended. By Lou Mougin. The 1940s saw the birth of many enduring superheroes like Superman, Batman, Captain America and Captain Marvel. Outside of the superhero genre, the golden age of comics also featured a host of lesser-known, evil-fighting action heroes, and this book contains a wealth of information about these heroes without capes. Covered here are jungle heroines like Sheena, Rulah and Princess Pantha; science fiction stalwarts including Spacehawk, Hunt Bowman and Futura; adventurers such as Kayo Kirby, Werewolf Hunter and Senorita Rio; and Western heroes ranging from Tom Mix to the Ghost Rider. McFarland, 2023. Due: Aug....More.
Item Code: SECAC
Soft Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
THE ART OF ARTHUR ADAMS Hardcover Signed
|THE ART OF ARTHUR ADAMS|
Our Highest Recommendation. The Art of Arthur Adams is the most comprehensive retrospective ever compiled on this celebrated comic artist. His detailed style is showcased by highlighting his singular voice, which has garnered the praise of his peers and fans worldwide. Arthur has helped to introduce some the greatest pop-culture characters in comics to a wider audience through his imaginative renditions. A hand-picked selection of his art spans forty years and highlights a variety of comic-book covers and interior pages from each phase of his career. The pieces showcased here are from major and independent publishers as well as creator-owned projects. Examples cover a chronological display dating from his first samples, while trying to break into the business, to Arthur’s latest cover drawings. Flesk, 2023. Due: Oct....More.
Item Code: ARTAA
Soft Cover, 9x12, 180pg, b&w
ARTHUR ADAMS DRAWINGS 2022 Sketchbook Signed
Full size 8.5x11, thick collection and signed! Highly Recommended. A portraits special: superheroes and supervillains, all fully finished in ink. Some wonderful pin-ups like the cover image. Wolverine, Swamp Thing, Man-Thing, Godzilla, Two-Face, Rocketeer, The Thing, Thanos, Frankenstein, Black Canary, the ladies from Spider-Man, Batman family, and more characters from X-Men, Star Wars, and more. Wonderful detail, which is an Adams specialty. Arthur Adams, 2022. ...More.
Item Code: AA22S
Soft Cover, 8x11, 54pg, Partial Color
|THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA
Limited First Edition, 6000 individually numbered copies. Our Highest Recommendation. Introduction by Dan Nadel. This monograph is the biggest and most complete ever produced on the artist, done in collaboration with the Frazetta family and with top collectors. Frank Frazetta has reigned as the undisputed lord of fantasy art for 50 years, his fame only growing in the 10 years since his death. With his paintings now breaking auction records, he’s long overdue for this ultimate monograph. This has a LOT of material never before seen or rarely seen. Many nudes that Frank just did for himself are here; early work from his youth and early days in comics, Li’l Abner and Thunda pages, early comic book covers — all from his original art. There are also later advertising works never before collected, early paperback covers now show from the paintings. There’s also a good bibliography of many of the works originally published as paperback, magazine and book covers. Taschen, 2023. Out of Print. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge....More.
Item Code: FANWFH
Hard Cover, 12x16, 472pg, Partial Color
|THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA LIMITED
Aluminum print cover, vegan leather-bound spine, foil embossing, velvet slipcase, limited to 1000, numbered First Printing. Highly Recommended. This is a special edition with alternate cover art and a handsome slipcase. Our price includes shipping & insurance via UPS (normal U.S. shipping above $300 is free) due to the weight, and a short discount from Taschen. This monograph is the biggest and most complete ever produced on the artist, done in collaboration with the Frazetta family and with top collectors. Frank Frazetta has reigned as the undisputed lord of fantasy art for 50 years, his fame only growing in the 10 years since his death. With his paintings now breaking auction records, he’s long overdue for this ultimate monograph. This has a LOT of material never before seen or rarely seen. Many nudes that Frank just did for himself are here; early work from his youth and early days in comics, Li’l Abner and Thunda pages, early comic book covers — all from his original art. There are also later advertising works never before collected, early paperback covers now show from the paintings. There’s also a good bibliography of many of the works originally published as paperback, magazine and book covers. Taschen, 2023. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge....More.
Item Code: FANTWFD
Hard Cover, 12x16, 468pg, Partial Color
Both just arrived this week—we’ve been sold out for a couple months now. Backorders will be shipping out this week.
The numbered first edition is now long out of print but remains cover price from us. We’re not sure if the deluxe edition is still available if we go back for more…but we’ve been able to restock a few more copies for now.
Here’s all of our Frazetta. Both 2023 collectible calendars from the Frazetta Girls are on sale. We still have the Frazettaverse Free Comic Book Day issue [FCBD1. $00] free with any order.
Vali Myers First Edition, 1980
Two Book Set, 2014
Signed & Limited
First Edition, 1995
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First Edition, 2009
First Edition, 2004
Signed & Limited to 1000
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Frank Portwood Four Color Collection Stolen
A friend of ours up in Portland, Oregon, had his 40-year collection of 1100 Dell Four Colors stolen this month. It was offered to a dealer in Vancouver who became suspicious and the thieves fled before he could get a license plate.
Also stolen: WDC&S #1 (cover loose), #31, Mickey Mouse Magazine, other Disney series and collectibles, Snow White framed mirror, Uncle Scrooge Run, Donald Duck run. If you encounter these, please let us know and we’ll pass it on to Frank. Get a license plate and/or a photo of the thieves!
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