Thursday, June 29, 2023

Cover artists James McConnell and Ron Lesser, Frazetta Death Dealer #2, Absolute Batman, New X-Men, Project Arka & The Phantom.

The new art book on James McConnell gets our Highest Recommendation. Paperback cover artist Ron Lesser is here. Plus Frazetta Death Dealer #2, Absolute Batman, Marvel July 1963, New X-Men, Project Arka, and Phantom Dailies Volume 28. Plus Lorenzo Sperlonga pin-up card sets.

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THE ART OF RON LESSER Volume 1 Deadly Dames and Sexy Sirens
Highly Recommended. By Robert Deis. In the late 1950s, while studying with the legendary art teacher Frank J. Reilly at the Art Students League in New York City, Ron Lesser embarked on a long career as one of America’s top illustration artists. Over the next four decades, his artwork was used for thousands of paperback book covers, movie posters, magazines, and advertisements. The focus of this volume, first in a series, is on the first leg of his career — paperback covers, movie posters, magazines, and ads between 1959 and 1979 that featured images of "dangerous dames," "sexy sirens," and other beautiful women. Subtropic Productions, 2023....More.

Item Code: ARTRL01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 146pg, Full Color


Exclusive Art Books from Telos


MINIATURE MARVELS The Book Cover Art of James E McConnell
352 pages of full color reproductions! Our Highest Recommendation. By Steve Chibnall. James E McConnell was one of the last century’s finest and most prolific commercial artists working in publishing. In a career spanning from the 1930s to the 1970s, McConnell produced hundreds of superb paintings for hardback dust jackets and paperback covers (as well as magazines such as Look and Learn, and advertising posters), working for noted British publishers large and small. Amongst his most celebrated works were covers for Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu; John D. Macdonald and James M. Cain thrillers; Berkeley Gray and Vernon Warren crime novels; children’s adventure novels; Edgar Wallace mysteries; and over a dozen Pinnacle paperbacks of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan, Mars and Venus novels. Telos, 2023....More.

Item Code: MINMH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 352pg, Full Color

Our Highest Recommendation, By Stephen James Walker and Steve Chibnall. Reginald Heade was an incredibly prolific artist, at the height of his career taking on as many as 100 commissions per year. Ongoing research carried out since the completion of work on the expanded Art of Reginald Heade Vol. One has uncovered hundreds more previously unknown examples of his superb book cover, magazine illustration and other commercial art, and all of these are presented here. Plus: the most comprehensive biography of Heade ever, including the first photographs of the artist ever to be published; a detailed checklist of all known published work; many previously-unpublished preparatory sketches and roughs; plus dozens of superb full-page reproductions of Heade's original pulp-fiction cover paintings, showcasing choice examples of his most celebrated work in greater detail and clarity than ever seen before. Telos, 2020....More.

Item Code: ARTRH02H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 384pg, Full Color

COVER ME The Vintage Art of Pan Books 1950-1965
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Colin Larkin. An affectionate and thoroughly-researched celebration of the classic Pan Books paperbacks, beautifully illustrated with sumptuous full-color reproductions of over 300 of the original cover paintings! From Robert Heinlein classics to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Agatha Christie mysteries to pulp fiction and cheesecake, and lots of it, Pan has always commissioned their own art for their often-iconic paperback covers. Here's that art, and the story behind the company. Telos, 2020....More.

Item Code: COVMH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 264pg, Full Color
$55.00 $39.95

Closeout Price! Import from England. Recommended. By Stuart Webb. Louis Shabner began his career producing shop window advertising for brands such as Ever Ready, Ovaltine and Chivers jams, amongst others, but is best known for his paintings of sultry sirens. During the 1960s and 1970s his prints and calendars adorned lounge walls up and down the UK. Under the pseudonym Sheldon, Shabner also produced numerous book cover paintings for Pan Books and other publishers. Telos, 2021....More.

Item Code: ARTLSH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 200pg, Full Color
$65.00 $39.95

Import from England. Highly Recommended. In this full-color coffee-table art book, noted researcher Stephen James Walker presents a complete visual history of the Hank Janson crime fiction series, from its inception in 1946 through to the last of the original novels in 1971, and beyond. Reproductions of every single cover — including, in full-page size and in better quality than ever seen before, all of the classic Reginald Heade painted covers of the 1940s and 1950s, including his foreign editions. Good girls, bad's all about racy themes and sex appeal on these vintage covers: nudity, bondage, violence, cleavage... The equivalent U.S. series might be Mike Hammer or Michael Shayne — except Janson was far longer-lived! Telos, 2021....More.

Item Code: HANJH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 256pg, Full Color
$65.00 $45.00
These sale prices on Telos titles will end shortly, act now. Also available is Dr. Who Adventures (available both on sale and hurt, discounted to $39.99 and $32.99).

Graphic Novels


Critically acclaimed animation writer Mitch Iverson (DOTA: Dragon's Blood, Voltron: Legendary Defender) joins world renowned artists Esau Escorza, Isaac Escorza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin), and Diego Yapur (Dawn Attack) to bring you the next brutal chapter in the saga of Death Dealer, featuring characters envisioned by the godfather of fantasy art — Frank Frazetta! Includes reprinted Frazetta paintings and a cover gallery with Dave Dorman, Robert Hack, Dan Panosian, Ryan Christiansen and others. Some nudity. Opus Comics, 2023. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: FRAF02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. Cover & 5 interior pages by Frank Frazetta. The legendary Death Dealer returns in collaboration with the Frazetta Girls! Critically acclaimed animation writer Mitch Iverson joins artists Stefano Martino, Luis Antonio Delgado, Axel Medellin and Diego Galindo to bring you a major new five-chapter story. Each chapter opens with a classic Frazetta painting. Occasional nudity. Art is for the most part quite good. Opus Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: FRAF01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 160pg, Full Color
Here is more Death Dealer and Frazetta.

Recommended. By Daniel Kraus. Art by Laci. When a mysterious young woman, Nessa, enlists the help of a hacker to take a tour of the grisliest corners of the Dark Web, she sets in motion a war between those who pander to mankind’s darkest fantasies and a world that transcends imagination. What does she find? Once upon a time, we lived alongside Creatures of myth. Centaurs, fauns, gorgons, kelpies, gnomes... They were spectacular. Majestic. Powerful. Peaceful. Pure. But not longer... Very well drawn. And check out the wings on our heroine! Artists, Writers & Artisans, 2023....More.

Item Code: TROJ
Soft Cover, 7x10, 100pg, Full Color

PROJECT ARKA Into the Dark Unknown
Highly Recommended. Newly translated from the French. Young space opera novelist Romain Benassaya adapts his own 2018 novel, Pyramides, into a graphic novel with lush art by Joan Urgell. In the year 2182, citizens of a dying Earth flee to a distant promised land in a massive colony ship, the Arka III. But when the passengers awaken from their long intergalactic journey, they realize their journey has taken far longer than planned and they are in a starless, seemingly endless void—not the intended destination. Eric Rives, the ship’s second-in-command, and his partner Jia Tang are sent on an exploratory mission to investigate the dark labyrinth that surrounds them...What they find is beyond belief. Minor nudity. Humanoids, 2023. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: PROJAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 120pg, Full Color
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Comic Book Archives & Omnibus


Collects #1-3, 2020, deluxe oversized hardcover. Batman doesn't understand how or why, but the fact is certain: the man he has spent a lifetime chasing isn't one man at all. There are three Jokers. Joined by Barbara Gordon and Jason Todd, the Dark Knight is finally on a path to defeat the madman once and for all. Every last one of him. Geoff Johns (Doomsday Clock, Batman: Earth One) and Jason Fabok (Justice League: The Darkseid War) reunite to present this highly anticipated new storyline. DC Comics, 2023....More.

Item Code: ABSTJH
Hard Cover, 8x12, 240pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00
Also available in Absolute Editions: Kingdom Come, Swamp Thing (Wein/Wrightson), Fourth World Vol 1 & 2 by Jack Kirby, Doomsday Clock, Swamp Thing Vol 1, 2 and 3, (Alan Moore), Wonder Woman, Death (Sandman), Sandman Overture.

MARVEL JULY 1963 Omnibus
Collects Avengers #1, X-Men #1, Spider-Man #5, Sgt Fury #3, FF #19 & much more. Highly Recommended. Marvel celebrates the 60th anniversaries of the X-Men and the Avengers by collecting each and every Marvel comic book from the month of their July 1963 debut! In July Marvel also debuted groundbreaking Annuals, experimented with a new type of war comic, continued the tales of frontier justice and appealed to an audience not just interested in fisticuffs — with teen humor and romance titles. Includes Spider-Man #5, FF #19 & Annual 1, Sgt. Fury #3, TOS 146, TTA 48, Kid Colt, Rawhide Kid, Two-Gun Kid, Millie the Model, Kathy, Patsy Walker and more... Marvel, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: MARJ63H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 656pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00
Also available is Marvel August 1961 (both regular at $150, $125 [MARAUGH] and hurt at $90 [MARAUGHR]), June 1962 [MARJ62H. $125, $110].

NEW X-MEN Omnibus
New printing. Collects New X-Men #114-154 & Annual #1, 2001-04. Grant Morrison’s wildly innovative X-Men saga — the team is re-imagined with a new look and a new mission, weird new threats including evil twins, organ harvesters, sentient bacteria, rebellious mutant youth, power-enhancing street drugs and living weapons! Joined by wicked telepath Emma Frost and mysterious powerhouse Xorn, the X-Men go public — expanding Xavier’s school to train a new generation of mutants including the insect-like Angel, the bird-boy Beak, the living sandstorm Dust and eerie telepathic quintuplets the Stepford Cuckoos. Marvel, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: NEWXH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 1120pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
Here’s more X-Men in Omnibus and other collections.

ATOMIKA God is Red Omnibus Volume 1 Signed
Signed by Abbinanti! By Andrew Dabb. Art by Sal Abbinanti et al. Cover by Alex Ross. God is Red follows Atomika across a 12-issue story arc, as he travels the Soviet Union doing battle with mythological gods of Slavic Russia. This collects the entire story in a single volume with over 350 pages. Includes over 75 pages of all-new art, including covers and pin-ups by Alex Ross, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Turner, Darwyn Cooke, Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry, John Romita, Sr., and others. Mercury Comics, 2023....More.

Item Code: ATOM01HS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 358pg, Full Color
Also available unsigned [ATOM01H. $50, $45].

THE PHANTOM The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 28 1978-1979
Recommended. By Lee Falk. Continues the Sy Barry years. Four complete continuities: "The Heirs," a powerful adventure with a beautiful but newly pregnant Diana entirely on her own in Africa...and that ends with the birth of the next Phantom! Plus "Jungle Gold," "The Return of General Bababu," and "The Tree House." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay by Daniel Herman and fine oversized reproductions of original artwork.Hermes, 2023....More.

Item Code: PH28H
Hard Cover, 12x8, 272pg, b&w
Still available: Volumes 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 27. Click here for more with The Phantom, including The Complete DC Years and The Phantom Unmasked (only 2 copies left). It’s a history of the Phantom [PHAUN. $25]. We also have half price hurt copies of DC Years.

Glen Ridge Limited & Signed Editions


OIL SKETCHES By Glen Ridge Signed
Signed & numbered from just 100. Highly Recommended. Glen Ridge is a local artist who has long studied the work of Jeffrey Jones and other fine illustrators. We also handle his first collection of work, Hop Art. This new portfolio is small but absolutely first class, with a de-bossed gold title page and five fine full color plates reproducing his oil paintings. All but one are closeups of nude women—very much (to us) in the best tradition of Jeffrey Jones.. Penny Shrawder, 2023....More.

Item Code: OILSS
9x6, 5 plates, Full Color

HOP ART By Glen Ridge Signed
Signed & numbered from 100 with bonus (also signed) print and postcard. Highly Recommended. Long a fan of fantasy illustrator Jeffrey Jones, local artist Glen Ridge has compiled here some of his finest work in an extremely limited printing. Here are a number of portraits of beautiful women, a cat, tiger and elephant, and fantasy pieces inspired by sci fi authors Roger Zelazny, Poul Anderson, as well as a knight, an angel and a wonderful brooding pirate. And the "door into Neverland." Any fan of Jeff Jones' work really should take a look at this talented but as yet unknown painter. Exclusively available from us. Penny Shrawder, 2021....More.

Item Code: HOPAS
Soft Cover, 8x11, 24pg, Full Color
Here’s more signed art books and sketchbooks.

Rare Books Sale!!

For the first time ever, until July 10th, all Rare Books in stock are now available at 20% off. Just put any item that begins with an RB code into your shopping cart and when you check out, it will be discounted 20%. Use coupon code: RARE20. If you have any issues or questions, just call us Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm (except for July 3-4, when we will be closed for the holiday!).


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Written by Brandon Sanderson and Rik Hoskin and illustrated by Julius Gopez, Fritz Casas and Julius Ohta, this mesmerizing saga will captivate you with powerful characters in an uncanny world that only a master storyteller like Sanderson can deliver! On the planet of Taldain, the legendary Sand Masters harness arcane powers to manipulate sand in spectacular ways. But when they are slaughtered in a sinister conspiracy, the weakest of their number, Kenton, believes himself to be the only survivor. With enemies closing in on all sides, Kenton forges an unlikely partnership with Khriss - a mysterious Darksider who hides secrets of her own. Assassins are coming for them from all directions, and Kenton's only true ally is Khriss, a visitor from the other side of the planet who has an agenda of her own to pursue. Dynamite, 2023. Due: Aug....More.

Item Code: BRAWSH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 496pg, Full Color
$70.00 $62.50

By Robert Kirkman. Art by Lorenzo De Felici and Annalisa Leoni The entire series, collected for the first time. A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia suddenly were whisked away into an apocalyptic hellscape called Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but failed. But Nathan Cole won't give up. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the strange neverworld. Image Comics, 2023. Due: Aug....More.

Item Code: OBLSC
Soft Cover, 824pg, Full Color
$49.99 $42.50

HOCUS POCUS The Complete Collection
By Rik Worth and Richard Wiseman. Art by Jordan Collver and Owen Watts. The Eisner-nominated history of science and the supernatural is finally available worldwide in this beautiful, complete collection. Con-men, conjurors and occultists make up the cast of this anthology of true stories from history, in a series that does things no other comics can do. This comic will ready your mind! Nominated for Best Limited Series (Eisners and Tripwire 2022), and Rik Worth was nominated Best New Talent (Tripwire 2022). Won Best Limited Series (CAPStone Awards 2023). Vanishing, Inc., 2023. Due: Aug....More.

Item Code: HOCPH
Hard Cover, 178pg, Full Color

HIDETAKA TENJINS Artistry of Macross Volume 2
Recommended. Since its small screen debut in 1982, Macross has remained one of most influential anime films of all time. Longtime franchise illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin captures the high-flying action of the series’ iconic “variable fighters” like no other artist through his hyper-realistic illustrations for model kits, magazines, promotional materials, and more. This second volume collects Tenjin’s illustrations from the Macross Frontier films, Macross Delta TV series & films, and Walküre launch, as well as an archive of his work on videogames, novels, animation and more. Impressive technical illustration.Udon Entertainment, 2023. Due: Aug....More.

Item Code: HIDT02H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 176pg, 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 September


By James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder. Art by Tim Seeley. Five years ago, Batman and Robin worked the most disturbing case of their crime fighting careers...bringing down the organization of the ultimate human trafficker, the mysterious woman known only as Mother. With Bruce Wayne now lost to them, Dick and all his allies are out in the cold! Who can they trust? Is someone among them not who they say they are? And who is the deadly, silent young woman in black who’s come to Gotham City looking for Batman? DC Comics, 2023. Due: Sept....More.

Item Code: BATROEH
Hard Cover, 624pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00

By Roy Thomas. This comprehensive collection reprints the classic Red Sonja tales from Marvel Feature #1-7, Red Sonja issues #1-15, and the She-Devil's appearances from the original Marvel Comics series The Savage Sword of Conan in a single impressive volume. Presented with fully remastered color pages, this timeless tome also features a beautiful cover by legendary Red Sonja artist Frank Thorne. TwoMorrows, 2023. Due: Sept....More.

Item Code: ADVREDH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 648pg, Full Color
$99.99 $89.99

Mature Readers


Recommended. Vixens & Sirens are two new collectible playing cards decks from the master pin-up artist. Each deck features 54 cards with a different painting on each. The decks are completely different from each other as well. Girls are both nude and clothed (well, scantily so). Casino premium quality. Sperlonga, 2023. Mature Viewers....More.

Item Code: LORPC02
3x4, Full Color

Dolls & Roses are two completely new playing card decks featuring the pin-up art by Lorenzo Sperlonga. Each deck features 54 cards, each one with a new painting. The decks are completely different from each and sinfully uncensored! Each tuck box features its own wild card: "nice" in the front, "naughty" in the back of the box. Sperlonga, 2022. Mature Viewers. ...More.

Item Code: LORPC
3x4, Full Color
Also by Sperlonga is the Foreplay Sketchbook Volume 1, signed [FOREHS. $35]. His work also appears in these two collections: Lady Death Swimsuit #1 and Pinups Around the World.
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Independence Day Holiday

We will be closed Monday July 3 and Tuesday July 4th so our guys can have a 4-day weekend! Have a wonderful and safe 4th!

Illustration Magazine

is coming to an end with #84. Editor Dan Zimmer has done an admirable job of producing a superb magazine for many years now and we applaud his fine efforts. As The Illustrated Press, he will continue to produce limited edition art books. We will handle each one. The last three issues of Illustration will all be ready at the same time, #82-84. We expect them shortly.

Click here for back issues or inquire, we have nearly a complete set on hand, but not all are listed yet.

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just contacted us about a Jeffrey Jones Idyl/I’m Age book we listed in Rare Books—informing us it was still in print. So, we are bringing in both hardcover and softcover copies, along with the Roger Zelazny/Vaughn Bode set of two books, Way Up High and Here There Be Dragons, published in 2016. Also, The Paperback Art of James Avati (2005) and Goblin Market (2017), illustrated AND SIGNED by Omar Rayyan, with an introduction by Charles Vess. We'll have full details for all of these when these arrive in 3 weeks or so.



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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

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Use coupon code: RARE20 at checkout until July 10th, and take 20% off ALL PRICES LISTED BELOW and 20% off all Rare Books on our Website. Any order within the U.S. over $300 will also be shipped postage FREE.


First Time Ever--20% off every Rare Book title.

Below you'll find brand new arrivals along with selected titles which may have only appeared once in our weekly email. We've just added new DC Archives sets, Artist's Editions (ask, we have more) and signed & limited titles.

For the first time ever, we are offering every Rare Books title at 20% off. When you check out, add the coupon code RARE20 and when you check out, any RB-coded item will be discounted. This does not apply to regular new books and backlist, just Rare Books titles that begin with an RB code.

This sale will expire at midnite on Monday, July 10th. All books will then return to their normal pricing.

We don't have the room in each eblast or catalog to list more than a few titles, so we encourage you to peruse our Rare Books section on the website. If you are looking for anything in particular, email

Three large collections we bought are still only partially processed, we have hundreds of as-yet unlisted books from the past 40 years. These collectors took real care of their books, most are as-new. We do NOT list our books on other websites like Amazon or ABE. They are exclusive to our website.

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Signed & Limited, #111 of 500. By Alex Toth, Introduction by Milton Caniff. Alex Toth is one of the major practitioners of the comic medium. His mastery of realism within a stunning illustrative style is his great contribution to the standards of this art and writing form. With tipped in plate signed by Alex Toth and editor/publisher Manuel Auad. Kitchen Sink Press, 1995. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Minor cover scuffing. ...More.

Item Code: RB3051
Hard Cover, 9x11, 144pg, b&w

First Edition. Signed & Limited to 1000. By Jim Silke. This action-packed future/past adventure tale finds a 25th century graduate of Granada Hills' Combat High, Dorine "Spicy" Saunders (a teenage bombshell with lots of attitude and very little clothing), on Trash 9 — a frontier planet populated by outcasts and outlaws. Dark Horse Comics, 1995. Out of Print. Condition: Very Good. Cover edge has small tear....More.

Item Code: RB4398
Hard Cover, 8x11, 104pg, Full Color

HARD CURVES The Fantasy Art Of Julie Bell Signed
First Edition. By Nigel Suckling and Julie Bell. A collection of Julie Bell's fantasy art containing beautiful heroic fantasy and science fiction illustrations featuring detailed renderings of the muscular human form and "metal flesh" paintings. Pavilion Books, 1995. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Good. One bumped corner with minor wear on the front cover/ scratches on the back....More.

Item Code: RB4409
Soft Cover, 8x11, 128pg, Full Color
Click here for more Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo.

BOLTON Haunted Shadows Signed/Limited
First Edition. Signed. By John Bolton. From the short biography presented in Bolton Haunted Shadows, "John Bolton spends his days locked inside his eerie prop-and-dead-bug filled studio in North London, England. After receiving his diploma in illustration and design he contributed to all kinds of famous (and infamous) British magazines and was subsequently commissioned to produce covers and artwork for book publishers. He began working in comics in 1980. An award-winning artist who has worked on graphic novels and prestige format books with Clive Barker, Chris Claremont, Christopher Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Sam Raimi, Anne Rice and others, he has handled assignments for every major publisher in the comics field." Halloween Concepts, 1998. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB4461
Hard Cover, 8x11, 102pgs, Full Color

First Edition. Signed & Limited #233 of 500. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by Joe Jusko. Here's the first to collect all of Joe Jusko's fine art. No other artist has ever attempted to create a painting for each of ERB's novels, 125 in all: 24 for the Tarzan series, ten for Mars, six for Pellucidar, five for Venus, and eight for the one-off titles, from The Moon Maid to Cave Girl and Beyond the Farthest Star. Jusko discusses each work. FPG, 1996. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine. ...More.

Item Code: RB3377
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 9x11, 128pg, Full Color
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SECRET OF SAN SABA Jack Jackson Signed
Signed bookplate #544 of 600. By Jack Jackson. A tale of phantoms and greed... in the desert southwest, a god made from silver descends from the skies. The Apaches worship its power. The Spanish worship the shiny metal it produces. Its refuge is protected by bultos, the spirits of the dead. Thus is set in motion a tale of lust, greed, the supernatural, and cultural conflict. Against a background of fact, artist Jackson creates a robust fantasy with Secret of San Saba. The author of the historical works Los Tejanos and Commanche Moon, Jackson comes from a rich Texas heritage of storytellers and talespinners. Artist and writer Jack Jackson (a.k.a. "Jaxon") first gained notoriety as an underground cartoonist. He is generally credited with having created the first underground comic, God Nose, and cofounded Rip Off Press, one of the first independent publishers of underground comics. Underwood Books, 2000. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB1629
Hard Cover, 10x11, 128pg, Full Color

DAWN Return of the Goddess Signed/Limited
First Edition. Signed & Limited to 1500. By Joseph Michael Linsner. Collected for the first time, The second Dawn mini series, completely revised and expanded with over 25 new pages of stories and art. A young witch faces the murder of her best friend by "right mined" conformists. Image, 2002. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB4173
Hard Cover, 7x11, 140pg, Full Color

KINGDOM COME Limited Deluxe Gold Foil Slipcase Edition Signed
First Edition. Signed. By Alex Ross, Mark Waid. Writer Mark Waid and artist Alex Ross, who broke new ground with the beautifully painted Marvels, join together for this explosive book that takes place in a dark alternate future of the DC Superhero Universe. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and almost every other character from DC Comics must choose sides in what could be the final battle of them all. This riveting story set in the future pits the old guard Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their peers against a new, uncompromising generation of heroes in the final war to determine the fate of the planet. DC Comics, 1997. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB4584
Hard Cover Slip Case Deluxe, 7x12, 216pg, Partial Color

First Edition. Signed by P. Craig Russell. By Achmed Abdullah and Craig Russell. Donning, 1987. Achmed Abdullah's classic novel, based on Douglas Fairbanks' silent film of the same title, is an exotic fantasy based on the Arabian Nights tales. Abdullah's vibrant prose and authentic Arabian backgrounds bring the story vividly to life. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB4326
Soft Cover, 8x11, 120pg, b&w

Signed & Limited 120/500. By Trina Robbins. The most famous female superhero is Wonder Woman, created in 1940 by a William Moulton Marston, a psychologist who also happened to invent the lie detector. But superheroines like the Blonde Phantom (1946); Ultra Violet (1947) and Miss Masque (1946) have long been forgotten. Trina Robbins (A Century of Women Cartoonists) resurrects the story behind these early characters and introduces a new generation of superheroines and their creators in The Great Women Superheroes. Kitchen Sink Press, 1996. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB1531
Hard Cover, 8x11, 207pgs, b&w

R. CRUMB SKETCHBOOK Volume 4 Late 1966 to Mid '67 Hardcover
Signed & Limited! #21 of 400. By Robert Crumb. The R. Crumb Sketchbook series reprints Crumb's personal sketchbooks, the immediate products of Mr. Obsessive Sketcher's genius. Personally selected by the artist, the drawings in these volumes include much material never seen before, not even in the German "2001" editions of the sketchbooks (also long out of print). Volume 4 covers the period from late 1966 to mid '67 and Crumb seems to be preoccupied with cars, radio consoles, Jesus, women and sex. Stinky Finger McFarland and Big Baby and Her Front Porch Gang make an appearance in color. Fantagraphics, 1994. Condition: Very Fine/ As New....More.

Item Code: RB1388
Hard Cover, 8x11, 176 pg., b&w
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CHROMA: The Art of Alex Schomburg Signed
Signed/Limited #139 of 500. By Jon Gustafson. Introductions by Harlan Ellison, Stan Lee, Kelly Freas, Vincent Difate, Brian Aldiss and George Barr. Alex Schomburg defined and crystallized the exuberant images of the newborn field of science fiction. He captured and recorded the impossible super-heroic battles of World War II for the Golden Age of Comics. He is the pioneer illustrator, master craftsman, visionary and extraordinaire. Chroma, the first book devoted to the wide spectrum of Schomburg art, is a visual delight, presenting scores of works, most in full color, with text by art historian Jon Gustafson and commentaries by some of the top names in science fiction and comics. Father Tree Press, 1986. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Slip Case: Near Fine. Minor edge wear....More.

Item Code: RB3032
Hard Cover With Slip Case, 8x11, 108pg, Partial Color

DREAMQUESTS: The Art of Don Maitz Signed/Limited Edition
First Edition. Signed & Limited, #79 out of 300. By Don Maitz. The Art of Don Maitz is a lavishly produced collection of some of his most popular works, as well as some never before published paintings. Maitz likes to mix modern imagery with medieval icons and his pictures frequently display a keen sense of wit. Over 90 pages of full color paintings. Maitz has illustrated more than 250 book covers for for today's leading authors of cutting edge science fiction, such as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov to name a few. Underwood-Miller, 1994. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Slip case has some water spotting. Book and dust jacket are as new. ...More.

Item Code: RB3506
Hard Cover With Slip Case, 8x11, 98pg, Full Color

LIBERTY MEADOWS: Cover Girl Signed
Signed! By Frank Cho. The complete collection of all of Cho's covers for all Liberty Meadows comics and books, starring the gorgeous Brandy—and far more. An all-new cover on the dust jacket, a silver-embossed red cloth binding, and a behind the scenes look at the development of some of the favorite pin-up style images of Brandy and the gang. Each color piece is accompanied by the original b&w version. Also includes a special pin-up section. Frank continues to be one of the most in-demand and popular good-girl artists in comics. Image, 2006. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Bump to bottom corner, and slight bump to back of top board....More.

Item Code: RB1816
Hard Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Partial Color
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Artists & Illustration


Signed & limited, 1200! Publisher's File Copy. Highly Recommended. Edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. The deluxe edition offers 16 more pages not found in the trade edition including unseen and previously unpublished artwork, some in full color: a newly discovered two-page humor strip from a 1961 issue of Teen Life magazine (previously unknown to collectors); Frazetta's conceptual drawings for an unrealized Lancer cover featuring Conan crucified, and more. Bound in German linen and individually numbered. Each volume is embossed with Frazetta's seal of certification since he was physically unable to sign at the time of publication. This edition comes with an unsigned bookplate illustrated with previously unpublished art, exclusive to Bud Plant customers. Slipcased. Underwood Books, 2001. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FFTD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 176 pg., Partial Color
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French Edition. By Lynne Thornton. Of all the customs and traditions of the daily life of Eastern women, the harem is certainly the most familiar and most misunderstood by the West. Painters travelers, writers, poets gave free rein to their imagination and fantasies around this theme, so that in all the paintings from the early eighteenth century until the 1940s, the reality is mixed intimately with the imaginary. Art Creation Realisation,1989. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB3954
Hard Cover With Slip Case, 11x12, 264pg, Full Color
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By Russell Ash and Bernard Higton. The author of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema surveys the life and work of James Tissot (1836-1902) and, for the first time in a large format, presents a superb selection of Tissot's finest paintings. Includes a list of his paintings in public collections. 60 illustrations, including 40 in full color. Harry N.Abrams, 1992. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB1482
Hard Cover, 11x14, 90pg, Full Color

First Edition. By Nicola Gordon Bowe. The definitive biography of Clarke and a critical survey of his oeuvre. Stained glass, symbolism, decadence, Celtic mysticism, Art Nouveau, and the Ballets Russes—all these elements claim a place in the the art of Harry Clarke (1887-1931), the Dublin artist now recognized internationally as a bizarre genius of his age. Irish Academic Press, 1989. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Light shelf wear....More.

Item Code: RB1507
Hard Cover, 7x10, 301pg, Partial Color

JOSEPH CLEMENT COLL: The Art of Adventure
By John Fleskes. Introduction by Al Williamson and Mark Schultz. Joseph Clement Coll executed hundreds of drawings for Associated Sunday Magazines. Because of the magazines’ rarity, these images have remained relatively unknown. Selected from a near complete run — from 1904 to 1917 — over 220 of the finest are reproduced here, many for the first time since their original publication. Over 40 have been scanned direct from the original art and rendered for the most part at full size, revealing the tonal effects lost in the original printed form. This is the first time such a large collection of Coll’s originals has been assembled in one volume, showcasing his brilliant imagination and ease at handling adventure art. All images include the corresponding source information. A bibliography of Joseph Clement Coll’s work for Associated Sunday Magazines is included as well. This hardbound edition is LIMITED to just 800 copies. In addition is a bound-in color plate reproduced direct from the original art exclusive to this SPECIAL edition. Flesk Publications, 2003. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/ As New....More.

Item Code: RB1823
Hard Cover, 9x11, 168pg, b&w

EXPOSE 5: Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe
By Daniel Wade and Paul Hellard.Volume 5 showcases the world's best digital art in the categories of: Portrait (Painted & Rendered); Fantasy; Fantasy Femmes; Architecture (Exterior & Interior); Concept Art; Creatures; Environment; Cityscapes; Matte Painting; Science Fiction; Abstract & Design; Product Design & Still Life; Warriors; Conflict; Humorous; Whimsical; Storytelling and Transport. EXPOSÉ 5 showcases the year's best illustrated 2D and 3D work submitted for the Expose 2007 awards and boasts a raft of new artwork including that of 108 unpublished artists drawn from a pool of over 4,500 entries. Ballistic, 2007. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Minor scratches on the front and back of dust cover....More.

Item Code: RB3200
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color
We have six other Expose collections.

French Edition. By Caza. This magnificent collection chronologically covers the graphic career of one of the pioneers of French SF: fantasy illustrator, Philippe Caza. It brings together the best of Caza's work as an illustrator: his most striking illustrations for Editions Opta and J'ai lu, his covers for Métal Hurlant, his work for young people, and that intended for the animated feature film Les Enfants de larain, among others, are presented in chronological order from the 70s to 2004. Text in French. Delcourt,2004. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New...More.

Item Code: RB3369
Hard Cover, 9x12, 88pg, Full Color

TAPESTRY: The Paintings of Robert E. McGinnis
First Edition. McGinnis's artwork is instantly recognizable to most Americans. His paintings have for decades graced many an airport bookrack, and his movie posters for You Only Live Twice, Thunderball, Barbarella, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and The Odd Couple are classics of the genre. His illustrations have appeared in magazines as diverse as Playboy, Saturday Evening Post, and Guideposts, while his works of fine art reside in major museums and collections around the world. This volume provides insights into the creation of the 120 included works. Underwood, 2000. Out of Print. Condition: Book is Very Fine. Dust Jacket is Near Fine. Has wear along with scratches and scuffing on the front cover. ...More.

Item Code: RB3492
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 10x11, 128pg, Full Color
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First Edition. By H.R. Giger. A startling milestone on the darkly lit road once traveled by the likes of Bosch, Brueghel, Lovecraft, Poe and Kafka. H. R.Giger's remarkable book of the dead gives us some of the most powerful images ever an artist drew from the well of the imagination. Necronomicon was the first major published compendium of images by Swiss artist H. R. Giger. The book was given to director Ridley Scott during the pre-production of the film Alien, who then hired Giger to produce artwork and conceptual designs for the film. Big O, 1977. Out of Print. Condition: Good. Cover is completely disconnected from the book and has black sharpie marks on the inside cover and first page....More.

Item Code: RB4099
Soft Cover, 12x16, 82pg, Partial Color
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DAVE STEVENS Selected Sketches & Studies Volume 3
First Edition, Limited To 1,200. Volume 3 of Dave Stevens sketchbook series contains 32 pages of finished thumbnails, glorious sketches and studies! Featuring Marilyn Monroe, Hellboy, The Rocketeer, and Catwoman, as well as Jack Kirby's birthday sketch, and more. Dave's beautiful cover drawing is of Louise Brooks. Bulldog Studios, 2004. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB4136
Soft Cover, 8x11, 32pg, b&w
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Comics Related


By Mike Benton. Comic book authority Mike Benton is your tour guide for all the action: the genre's beginnings in amazing stories, the thirties' explosion, the forties' rocket men and outer space queens, the classic EC books, the UFO phenomena of the fifties, the influence of television and film, and the new science fiction. Taylor Pub, 1992. Out of Print. Condition: Book is Very Fine, dust jacket is Good, has sunning and scuffing....More.

Item Code: RB3595
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 9x11, 150pg, Text/Full Color

This mesmerizing, in-depth look at the professional progress of women cartoonists starts in 1896 runs well into the 20th century. Organized by era, each chapter is packed with full-color art from such leading cartoonists as Cathy Guisewite, Dale Messick, Grace Drayton, Nell Brinkley and others. Watson-Guptill, 2001. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB3311
Soft Cover, 9x11, 150pg, Partial Color
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By Barry Windsor-Smith. First Edition. Collects the entire Young Gods stories, including the previously unpublished issues #10 and #11, plus new story material, background information, and behind-the-scenes art! The story and characters are sexy, ribald, politically incorrect, and outrageously funny! Fantagraphics, 2003. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/ As New....More.

Item Code: RB1674
Hard Cover, 9x12, 192pg, Full Color
Just listed today were copies of Opus volume 1&2.

This is the first auction of comic book collectibles at Sotheby's presenting a clear view of the comic book evolution as it took place in America. It's filled with pictures, descriptions and prices of vintage and collectible comic books, being a great piece of comic history with plenty of content for any fan or collector of comic books. Sotheby's, 1991. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Slight bump on one corner....More.

Item Code: RB3970
Hard Cover, 8x11, 168pg, Text/Partial Color

Signed & Limited #390 of 600. By Eddy Zeno. Featuring Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson, Mort Walker et al. Deluxe Signed Edition (Signed by Julie Schwartz and Murphy Anderson), 1st printing. Foreword by Mort Walker. The elegant comic book art of Curt Swan defined the look of Superman for over 30 years. His amazing skills of storytelling, draftsmanship, and design brought a realism and sense of wonder to The Man of Steel's adventures, making them the best-selling comic books of their day. Filled with iconic and previously unseen pop art, this fascinating biography traces the artist's career from the beginning on features like "Gangbusters" to his rise as the top Superman artist. Vanguard, 2002. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Slight edge wear to the jacket, and a bump on the slipcase spine. This is a very nice copy!...More.

Item Code: RB1172
Hard Cover, 9x11, 196pg, Partial Color

By Lou Fine and Greg Theakston. In 1937 through 1941 Louis Fine became one of comics first great artists, he was considered a star and won a dedicated fan following. Even with that, Lou Fine's work halted just after 4 years, yet as you can see with this collectors edition, why his legend continues. Pure Imagination, 1991. Out of Print. Condition: Fine minus. Light rubbing and one corner bend on the cover. Larger corner bend on the first page with yellowing pages....More.

Item Code: RB4041
Soft Cover, 8x11, 100pg, b&w

First Edition. By Bob Kane. In 1937 a new superhero was born, the great Batman! For many years, this book was the only significant source for reprints of original golden age Batman comics. This much-sought-after 1971 volume reprints a selection of the best Batman stories from the first half century of the comic's publication, both in black and white and in color, with 36 pages in color including 37 original covers. Crown, 1971. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Minor wear on the dust jacket with slight bumping on the book....More.

Item Code: RB3768
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 8x11, 388pg, Partial Color

First Edition. Cover Illustration by Kyle Baker. Featuring the Joker's greatest hits, spanning the Golden-age to the present day (1939 to 1983). See his evolution as a character and menace. Perfect for Batman fans from the casual to the die-hard. DC Comic, 1988. Out of Print. Condition: Fine plus. Slight sunning on the edges of the jacket and edge pages....More.

Item Code: RB4083
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color

Artist's Editions


By Dave Stevens. Introduction by Harlan Ellison. A very special book honoring the work of this esteemed creator. This Artist's Edition is a mammoth hardcover book printed in glorious black and white. Nearly every page in The Rocketeer has been scanned in color from Stevens' original art to ensure the best possible reproduction and highest degree of accuracy. Printed on uncoated stock and at the same size as the original art, Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer: Artist's Edition is the next best thing to holding the actual art by Dave Stevens. IDW, 2010. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB1916
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 140pg, b&w

By Wally Wood. EC Comics was quite likely the finest comics line ever produced, and Wally Wood was one of their mainstays who set an incredibly high artistic standard. This volume will contain a wonderful selection of stories in original art form by Wood, including: MY WORLD, CAME THE DAWN, MARS IS HEAVEN, HE WALKED AMONG US, and more. IDW, 2011. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB2038
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 15x20, 144pg, b&w

BEST OF EC Artist's Edition Volume 2
By Al Williamson, Wally Wood, Craig, Kurtzman, Krigstein et al. Remarkably—just as good as volume one! Includes every page of original art for what can arguably be called the best stories by Harvey Kurtzman (Airburst); Al Williamson, (Food for Thought with Roy Krenkel and Bernie Krigstein (Master Race) and far more! IDW, 2015. Out of print....More.

Item Code: BE02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 15x22, 156pg, b&w
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WEIRD FANTASY EC Portfolio Three
By Graham Ingels, Al Williamson, Wally Wood, John Severin, and Al Feldstein. The EC artists produced some of the finest artwork ever to appear in the medium of comics. Pleased, with the success of EC Portfolio One, the Physics professor/comic book fan turned his talents to publishing EC Portfolio Three. This extra large portfolio measures 11.25" x 16.5", and is printed in black and white with color covers by Williamson and Frazetta, also included are 2 extra covers, " The Tales From The Crypt"#35 by Davis and "Haunt Of Fear", #17 by Ingels, and Weird Science #6 by Feldstein, all with beautiful production values. Russ Cochran,1973. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RB4109
Wirebound, 11x16, 38pg, Partial Color
Also available are portfolios # 4&5.

Vintage DC Archives


A new archive featuring select stories from Flash Comics #1-22, introducing Hawkman. These stories took the reincarnated Egyptian prince and pitted him against common criminals and uncommon masked felons. Shelly's Hawkman remains one of the most beloved heroes and most highly collected stories of the Golden Age. It was so popular Hawkman shared the cover of Flash Comics with the Flash himself, throughout the 1940s. DC, 2005. .Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB4278
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color

By Grant Morrison. Art by Frank Quitely and John Cassaday. All Star Superman 1 and 2 presents a new version of the story of Superman. Classic, wonderfully drawn, old-style adventures recalling the earliest days of Superman. DC Comics, 2005 & 2010. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB3728
Hard Cover, 7x11, 32pgs|44pgs, Full Color

THE HAWKMAN Archives Vol. 1 & 2 Set
First Edition. By John Broome, Gil Kane, Fox Gardner and Denis Neville. The first Silver Age adventures of Hawkman and Hawkgirl are reprinted in a stunning Archive edition! Reprinting the Hawkman stories from The Brave and The Bold #34-36, #42-44 and Mystery In Space #87-89, this volume also includes the heroes' team-up with the spacefaring Adam Strange from mystery in space #90. The Hawkman Archives, Volume 2. Hawkman first appeared in Flash Comics #1, January 1940, with a script by Gardner Fox and pencils by Denis Neville. Art chores were soon taken over by Shelly Moldoff, who in turn was replaced by Joe Kubert, who remained on the strip until its cancellation in 1949. DC Comics, 2000 & 2005. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Volume 1. Has very light scratches on the dust jacket. Very Fine/As New. Volume 2, In shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB4286
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, 240pgs & 224pgs, Full Color

THE JSA ALL STARS Archives Volume 1
First Edition. By Charles Reizenstein and Stan Asch. They were the first and greatest super-hero team, and their legacy has endured for more than sixty years! While the Justice Society of America as a whole has had it legendary run reprinted complete in 12 volumes of The all Star Comics Archives, the solo adventures of several key JSAers have remained uncollected until this book was published. DC Comics, 2007. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Book. Fine. Dust Jacket. Very light small scratches....More.

Item Code: RB4290
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color

First Edition. By Bill Finger. Re-presenting from the Golden Age of Comics— the early adventures of Alan Scott, the Green Lantern, Volumes 1. Volume 2 is from All-American Comics #31-38 and Green Lantern Quarterly #2 & 3. DC Comics, 1999 & 2002. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In Shrink Wrap....More.

Item Code: RB4292
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, 232pgs|224pgs, Full Color

THE PLASTIC MAN Archives Volumes 1-6
First Edition. By Jack Cole. Bursting onto the comic-book scene in 1941, Plastic Man was a bright spot in a Golden Age of heroes, standing out as one of the most unusual and innovative creations of the time. A reformed criminal turned do-gooder, Plastic Man stretched the definition of the strong-jawed, straight-faced super-hero to its absolute limits— his body gained the ability to stretch into any shape and the hero known as Plastic Man was born. Plastic Man has become one of the most colorful and comical icons of all time. These volumes reprints the wacky and hilarious adventures of the world's most original hero as they were initially published over sixty years ago. DC Comics, 1998 & 2004. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In Shrink Wrap....More.

Item Code: RB4547
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 7x10, na, Full Color

First Edition. By Jon Blummer, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel, Alan Sulman, Gardner Fox, Sheldon Mayer. From the Golden Age of Comics —All Star Comics is a Comic book series from All American Publications one of three companies that merged with National Periodical Publications to form the modern-day DC Comics. With the exception of the first two issues, All Star Comics told stories about the adventures of the Justice Society of America, which at various times includes Wonder Woman, the Flash, the Green Lantern, Dr. Midnite, Wildcat, and Hawkman. DC Comics, 1992-2005. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In Shrink Wrap. Volume 1 has a bumped corner....More.

Item Code: RB4549
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 7x10, na, Full Color

First Edition. By C C Beck, Pete Costanza. and Bill Parker. When young radio reporter Billy Batson speaks the name of an ancient wizard "SHAZAM!" he is magically transformed into the World's Mightiest Mortal - Captain Marvel! Marked by a distinct art style, Captain Marvel made his debut in 1939 in Fawcett Publishing's Whiz Comics and, for a time, even outsold his publishing rival Superman. DC Comics,1999. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB3812
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, 208pg, Full Color

By Gardner Fox, Dennis, O'Neil, Carmine Infantino and Alex Toth. This volume collects Black Canary's most memorable adventures from 1947 to1972, including her first appearance and origin. A lethal combination of physical attraction and ability, the Black Canary was one of the first strong and independent female heroes of modern times. These tales, which include her very first appearance and origin, show how the Black Canary grew from a secondary character into a strong lead protagonist. DC Comics, 2000. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB3814
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color

WONDER WOMAN Archives Volume 1
By Bob Kahan, William Moulton Marston, H. G. Peter. Collected here are the first adventures of the world's greatest heroine, Wonder Woman. Originally printed in 1941, these classic tales tell the story of Diana, a young Amazon princess who leaves her home of Paradise Island to be an ambassador to the world of man. DC Comics,1998. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB3816
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color

THE FLASH Archives Volumes 1-6
First Edition. By Joe Kubert, John Broome, Joe Giella. Super-speedsters have been a comic-book staple since the beginning but of all the fleet-footed heroes of the four color page, none have endured as has The Flash, the fastest man alive! These hardcover epic reprints the original 1949-1965s tales the Flash and his colorful assortment of villains. Relive the scarlet speedster's earliest adventures and learn the origins of one of DC's classic heroes. DC Comics,1996-2012. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. ...More.

Item Code: RB4550
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, na, Full Color

First Edition. By Mike Sekowsky, Gardner Fox, Paul Gambaccini and others. These hardcover reprints of the Silver Age Adventures of the Justice League of America continue with volumes 1-8, reprinting Justice League of America. These Classic stories include Hawkman's induction into the League, the team's first battles with the villainous Brain Storm and the Lawless League of Earth-A, as well as the return of Doctor Destiny and the Demons Three and more. DC Comics, 1992-2010. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Light dust jacket wear and slight corner bumping on some....More.

Item Code: RB4552
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 7x10, na, Full Color

Second Printing. By Bob Kane. With Robin by his side, Batman has tirelessly protected Gotham City from the criminals and predators that stalk its streets. Battling a wide variety of eccentric villains and overcoming a plethora of deadly threats, the Dynamic Duo has forged a bond of unbreakable trust and friendship. Reprinting classic tales from the 1940s, vol. 2 features Batman and Robin during their earliest days of crime fighting as they encounter the maniacal Two-Face and the manipulative Penguin for the first time. DC, 1991. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Book has some light thumbing. Dust jacket is in a protective plastic cover....More.

Item Code: RB462
Hard Cover, 7x10, 287pg, Full Color

Collects Star Spangled Comics #65-85, 1947-1948. By Win Mortimer, Jamison, Ira Schnapp, Whitney Ellsworth et al. Don't miss the first archive edition focusing on the early adventures of Robin, collecting stories from STAR-SPANGLED COMICS #65-85 (1947-1948)! Presented here are 21 exciting Golden Age solo adventures of The Boy Wonder featuring the talents of Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Curt Swan, Dick Sprang, Jim Mooney, Win Mortimer and more of comics' finest writers and artists! DC, 2005. Out of Print. Condition: As New. Book is still in original shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB514
Hard Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
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Pulps, Pin-Ups & Erotica


Va Va VOOM! Bombshells, Pin-ups, Sexpots and Glamour Girls
By Steve Sullivan. In the '40s and '50s, the bold, breathtaking glamour girls who stepped into the spotlight were a special group, almost magical, and they captured the imagination of men (and the secret admiration of women) like never before. In this book, more than 100 of these women are profiled, including Mamie Van Doren, Betty Brosmer, Jayne Mansfield, Blaze Starr, Sophia Loren, and Anita Ekberg. General Publishing Group, 1995. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Good. Crease on the bottom back cover....More.

Item Code: RB4190
Soft Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Text/Partial Color

PULP ART Original Cover Paintings For The Great American Pulp Magazines
By Robert Lesser. Robert Lesser offers a fascinating history from the perspective of the commercial artists who produced this often less-than-respectable work, bringing the acclaim that these now mostly forgotten artists richly deserve. He also includes 18 essays about various aspects of the long extinct industry, from such legendary SF scholars as Forrest J. Ackerman and Sam Moskowitz. Of course the book is also stuffed with some amazing artwork. Pulp Art is a perfect introduction to a once nearly lost aspect of pop culture, which just now is being properly appreciated.Gramercy, 1997. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Light edge bending on the dust jacket....More.

Item Code: RB4556
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 9x12, 182pg, Full Color

DOMINO LADY: The Complete Collection Deluxe Slipcased
By Lars Anderson. Art by Jim Steranko. Signed by Steranko & limited. From Indiana Jones to The Shadow, Jim Steranko's visualized more classic fictional icons than any other American artist and now he's added another, in a spectacular volume which incorporates four favorite Steranko themes: pulp fiction, noir mystery, art deco, and beautiful women. A new painted cover showcasing equal parts danger, intrigue, and sex appeal. Each adventure pits the sultry femme fatale against vicious gangsters and secret societies, all of which are captured by evocative Steranko double-page title illustrations. And as a Special Bonus, he has also authored a new thriller that reveals the scintillating secrets of the Domino Lady's lethal origin for the first time ever! She's the quintessential '30s pulp vixen, a masked manhunter in a noir deco world, right out of a Warner Bros, thriller in a handsome format. Dynamic Forces, 2006. Out of print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB1926
Hard Cover, 8x11, 128pg, Partial Color

BERNET Hardcover
First Edition. By Manuel Auad, art by Jordi Bernet. Edited by Manual Auad, introduced by Will Eisner and foreword by Joe Kubert. From Will Eisner’s introduction of Jordi Bernet: "Here was a man who was producing pure story-telling art. That is art that uses the kind of minimalism so singular to his draftsmanship that is actually a narrative device in itself." A glance through the book shows just how fitting a statement this is and the similarities in style of the two artists becomes very evident. Both have a confident looseness to their brush that seems to offer more visual information than is really there with equally effective layout and page design. A sure sign of an artist at the top of their game and a book worth studying for anyone attempting to master brush, pen and ink. 240 pages of Bernet’s linework, bibliography and awards listing. Auad, 2003. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: RB2061
Hard Cover, 9x12, 240pg, b&w

By Jean-Francois Jonvelle. This text is a retrospective of Jean-Francois Jonvelle's work about the world of women. It covers the 1983-1999 years, and contains famous portraits and nudes which made him a star in France, Germany and Japan. Konemann, 1999. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. There are a few scuffs on the front and back of the dust jacket. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: RB1577
Hard Cover, 11x13, 192 pg. b&w

By Eric Kroll. As a teenager, New York photographer Eric Kroll was excited by women in bondage or high heels à la Betty Page - and he still is. His pictures of models in leather and rubber, bound and gagged, have made his name one of the classics in the bondage world. Taschen.1994. Condition: Fine plus. Slight cover wear. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: RB2044
Soft Cover, 9x12, 192pg, Partial Color
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Numerous color and b&w illustrations throughout. Luis Royo's imaginative fantasy art traverses science fiction, erotic fantasy, and horror. Introduction by Miguelanxo Prado. Multilingual text in English, Spanish, German, and French. Printed in Spain. Norma Editorial, 1995. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Two small creases on back cover....More.

Item Code: RB1630
Soft Cover, 9x12, 77pg, Partial Color
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Volume 22 - 1st printing. "Earl MacPherson" Cover by Leon Frollo. Italian erotic comic anthology. This issue features Sweet Bettie, Bizarre World, and the works of Earl MacPherson. NOTE: Some text is in Italian. Glamour International, 1996. Out of print. Condition: Fine. Cover scuffs and spine creases. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: RB1879
Soft Cover, 12x12, 84pg, b&w

By Raymond Bertrand. In this collection of drawings and paintings, Raymond Bertrand invents a female unlike any ever beheld by human eyes. The efflorescent bodies that he [Bertrand] draws out of an invisible humus are the only nature that we belong to here...the wide-open gazes that he gives his amorous algae—gazes more transparent than any pearly sheen beneath their innocent eyelashes—have only themselves as their objects. The flaring nostrils, the pouting, already swollen lips, the careless poses are there, doubtless, to make us realize that our pleasures cannot concern the absent souls of these complete strangers. Grove Press, 1974. Condition: Fine. Small corner bumps. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: RB2043
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 9x12, 150pg, b&w

By Hajime Sorayama. Sorayama's work Sexy Robot, published by Genko-sha in 1983, made his organic robotic forms famous around the world. For that work, he used ideas from pin-up art, which in the book appear as chrome-plated gynoids in suggestive poses. His next book, Pin-up, continued in the same vein. A number of his other works similarly revolve around figures in suggestive poses, including highly realistic depictions in latex and leather. His pinups appeared frequently in the pages of Penthouse magazine. Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, 1989. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB1358
Soft Cover, 9x12, 84pg, Full Color

By Hajime Sorayama. Hajime Sorayama is a Japanese illustrator, his creations are known for erotic portrayals of feminized, biomechanoid robots, as well as his design art pieces for the original Sony AIBO robotic ‘pet’. Sorayama’s designs are a blend of fine art, illustration, and industrial design, developing his unique style of ‘superrealism’. Genko-Sha Publishing, 1983. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Minor cover scratches....More.

Item Code: RB2054
Soft Cover, 9x11, 80pg, Partial Color

By Hajime Sorayama. In the late 1990's, Sorayama was approached by the Sony Corporation to design an organic robotic form. It became the famous "AIBO" dog, now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Institute of Technology. Intrigued by the effects of light on various metallic surfaces, and always ready for challenges to his technique and imagination, he began to produce a series of female robotic figures in the late 1970's; anatomically correct in form, but appearing to have been fashioned of molten silver. This volume incorporates those images. Treville, 1992. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/ As New. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: RBA23
Soft Cover, 10x14, 108pg, Full Color
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