Thursday, June 15, 2023

Creepy Archives, Frankenstein, Alley Oop, X-Men, Lonesome #3, Peter de Seve and Budd Root.

The new Warren softcovers begins with the Creepy Archives Vol 1. Frankenstein turns up in the Hellboy Universe (from a hollow earth in the future). Plus Cap, X-Men, a new Lonesome, more Oop, Superman Camelot Falls, Peter de Seve, Budd Root, Batman in the Golden Age, and new hurts. Enjoy!

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Summer 2023 Catalog!!

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Our new catalog is online, and you can download it here. Cover art by the underground artist Rick Griffin, who is featured in the most recent issue of Illustrators Magazine #40. Rick also did the cover art for Zap Comix #3, and we still have a few available.


Comic Archives


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Collects #1-5, 1964-65. Our Highest Recommendation. Reanimated in all its gruesome glory in a value-priced paperback format, and in its original magazine size, this terrifying tome presents some of the finest work by comics legends Archie Goodwin, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Reed Crandall, Alex Toth, Joe Orlando, Gray Morrow, and more. Dark Horse, 2023....More.

Item Code: CRE01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 248pg, b&w
$24.99 $21.99

An edition of Eerie in the same new softcover format will be ready in September, and Creepy 2 is scheduled for August. Click here for more Archives

Collects material from Tales of Suspense #78-94, 1959; and Not Brand Echh #3. By Stan Lee and Roy Thomas. Art by Jack Kirby et al. Cover by Leonardo Romero. Strap on your shield and prepare for a barrage of Stan and Jack’s best as Captain America battles the Red Skull in the original Cosmic Cube saga — and so much more! There’s the Super-Adaptoid, a robotic creation with the combined powers of the entire Avengers; the Red Skull, who returns to destroy Captain America in the court of public opinion by convincing America that Cap has turned traitor; and the horrendous head of A.I.M., the one and only M.O.D.O.K., making his first appearance! And as if that wasn’t enough, Nick Fury guest-stars and Cap battles Batroc in an action extravaganza! Marvel, 2023....More.

Item Code: MMMC02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 200pg, Full Color
Volume 1 is also available [MMMC01. $15.99]. Here are more titles in the Mighty Marvel series of these new, inexpensive collections.

Recommended. By Kurt Busiek (with his new introduction). Art by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino. The Man of Steel has returned to Metropolis and must battle to rid Metropolis of Intergang! He also faces trouble with Lois, looming problems involving Lana Lang, and a dangerous new discovery in Kazakhstan. You won't want to miss this deluxe, hardcover collection of the best-selling story Superman: Camelot Falls! DC Comics, 2023....More.

Item Code: SUPCFH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 288pg, Full Color
$39.99 $35.99

THE UNCANNY X-MEN Omnibus Volume 5
Collects Uncanny X-Men #194-209 and much, much more, 1985-86. Chris Claremont, together with an absolute dream team of art talent — John Romita Jr., Arthur Adams, Barry Windsor-Smith and Dave Cockrum — brings you an oversized Omnibus of indisputable mutant masterworks. From the return of Juggernaut to the second “Lifedeath” to the conclusion of the “Asgardian Wars,” milestones one and all. You’ll also see the birth of Nathan Summers — A.K.A. Cable — and witness his “Day of Future Past” sibling Rachel coming to terms with her Phoenix Force powers. Marvel, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: UX05H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1064pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
Volume 4 is available at the same discounted price.

Comics & Graphic Novels


Collects #1-4. Recommended. Safely tucked away inside the hollow earth where humanity survived after Ragna Rok, precocious young Lilja receives visions of a new darkness taking root on the surface. Defying her elders, Lilja awakens the timeless oracle”once known as Frankenstein”to investigate the warnings and, perhaps, even explore the new world above. Frankenstein: New World, from Mike Mignola, Thomas Sniegoski, Christopher Golden, artist Peter Bergting, and colorist Michelle Madsen, explores a new chapter in the world of Hellboy! Dark Horse, 2023....More.

Item Code: FRANWH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 112pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Here’s more from the Hellboy Universe, and more about the original Frankenstein, including Berni Wrightson’s iconic illustrated edition, which is out of stock at this minute but more are due shortly [FRANS. $19.99].

LONESOME Volume 3 Ties of Blood
Markham, the murderous preacher, is dead at last. And yet, for the lone rider who tracked and killed him, the hunt goes on. Now he must find who was behind the preacher’s campaign of terror. He has a name – Senator Dawson of New York. But getting to his quarry won’t be easy; the man is powerful, rich, engaged in a conspiracy against the government of the United States … and that’s not even considering any other … less natural abilities he might possess … Cinebook, 2023....More.

Item Code: LONE03
Soft Cover, 8x11, 56pg, Full Color
Lonesome Volumes 1 and 2 are in stock also at $13.95. Here are more Western graphic novels.

COSSACKS Volume 1 Winged Hussar
By Vincent Brugeas, Yoann Guillo and Ronan Toulhoat. 1634, Ukraine. Karlis, a young Winged Hussar of Poland-Lithuania, sickened by the carnage of war, deserts. To wash their honour, the men of his old unit hunt him mercilessly, while two people secretly observe the pursuit. They are Cossacks, from a people of freedom-loving warriors … and it is with them that Karlis will eventually find refuge. But if he left his regiment, it’s also because of the last orders he was given, which he refused to follow: the king of Poland-Lithuania wants the Cossacks disarmed… Cinebook, 2023....More.

Item Code: COSS01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Full Color

By Ed Brubaker. Art by Sean Phillips and Jacob Phillips. Who are you, really? Are you the things you do, or are you the person inside your mind? In Europe on a business trip, Jonathan Webb can't sleep. Instead, he finds himself wandering the night in a strange foreign city with his new friend, the mysterious and violent Rainer, as his guide. Rainer shows Jonathan the hidden world of the night, a world without rules or limits. But when the fun turns dangerous, Jonathan may find himself trapped in the dark—the question is, what will he do to get home? Image Comics, 2023. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: NIGFEH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Here’s more by Ed Brubaker. He’s one of our favorite modern comics writers, I find his stories very readable and offbeat.

RAZOR'S EDGE Budd Root Cover
By Dave Kopecki. Cover by Budd Root. Amryl presents Razor's Edge. This new anthology book focuses on a few of the exciting London Night characters from all edges of the Razor universe including a few of the main characters like Razor, Morbid Angel, Lethal Strike, and others! Amryl, 2023. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: RAZEBR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 24pg, Full Color
Here’s more by Budd Root: his art book, Cavewoman, and sketchbooks.

Alley Oop Collections


160 pages of full-color Alley Oop! Reprinting all the Sunday comic strips from 1982-1984 in "remastered" color. Featuring multiple story lines: Alley Oop discovers the Cursed Crystal, rescues the beautiful Lana of the Lake, fights the savage Yorkles, visits the land of giants, encounters Mango, Lord of the Jungle—and more! Acoustic Learning, 2022....More.

Item Code: ALLELS
Soft Cover, 9x8, 158pg, Full Color

Alley Oop becomes a World War One flying ace! But he must look out for the blazing guns of... the Black Knight! Additional story lines include: the Great Melonball Tournament, The New Moovian Congress, and, if that weren't enough—the return of Draculina! Acoustic Learning, 2023....More.

Item Code: ALLE83
Soft Cover, 9x8, 106pg, b&w
Here are all previous releases in both series, by Dave Graue and back to the 1930s with V.T. Hamlin.

Art & Illustration


LIBRORUM RIDICULORUM A Compendium of Bizarre Books
By Brian Lake. A celebration of all the weird and wonderful books to be found at an antiquarian bookshop. Books have the power to enrich the soul, to enliven the senses, to expand our horizons... and others are simply mad. This wonderful celebration of the oddest books ever published is a treat for all bibliophiles, booksellers and fans of the bizarre. It is an exploration of the most eccentric titles and covers from our past, that have inexplicably fallen out of print but should never be forgotten. Harper Collins, 2023....More.

Item Code: LIBRH
Hard Cover, 5x7, 128pg, Full Color
Here’s more on the history of book illustration, including vintage cover art by Margaret Armstrong, Mucha, Joseph Urban, and general books on Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts design, Poster Art and more.

June Sale!

Earlier this week we sent a special email for our June Clearance Sale. Over 150 items were recently reduced. Click here to see the email featuring half the items, or click here to see all of them on our website. The sale includes:

Sanctum Pulps for $4.95

2023 Calendars for $1.50

Classics Illustrated for $4.99

Grimm Tales for $5.99

Omnibus editions as low as $60

Reduced Graphic Novels and Imperfect Editions


Coming in October


BATMAN The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 1
By Bob Kane and Bill Finger. This can't miss collection for any Batman fan includes the origin of the Dark Knight, as well as the debuts of Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Professor Hugo Strange, The Joker, Catwoman and more! DC Comics, 2023. Due: Oct....More.

Item Code: BATG01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 824pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

Click here for much more Batman from the Golden Age and Silver Age. We have many of the original DC Batman (Vols 1-3), Dark Knight, and World’s Finest Archives in stock as low as $50 each. 

Also in stock are three copies of the vintage book Batman: From the ‘30s to the ‘70s, from 1971, at $75 each. This was part of a 1971 series that also included Superman (two copies available, $45 and $60) and the most popular, the original Captain Marvel (two copies in stock at $150 each). 


LOCAL FAUNA The Art of Peter de Sève Signed
Signed! Local Fauna showcases Peter de Sève’s most iconic illustrations and designs alongside a plentiful selection of sketches and personal work that have become fan favorites across social media. This monograph opens a doorway into his visual universe, and it includes behind-the-scenes insight into his process, from a character or cover’s first conception to the final product. It includes an introduction by writer, illustrator, and character designer Carter Goodrich and an in-depth interview with Bill Watterson, the legendary creator of Calvin and Hobbes, as well as essays by The New Yorker art director, Françoise Mouly; Academy Award winning director and animator, Glen Keane; comic artist and creator of HellboyMike Mignola; and New York Times bestselling picture book author, Randall de Sève. Cernunnos, 2023.Due: Oct....More.

Item Code: LOCFHS
Hard Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Partial Color

This faithful adaptation of the 1965 epic, Dune, by New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert (son of Frank Herbert) and Kevin J. Anderson, continues to explore Paul’s journey as he evolves from boy to mysterious messiah. Illustrated by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín, this spectacular blend of adventure and spirituality, environmentalism, and politics is a groundbreaking look into our universe and is transformed by the graphic novel format into a powerful, fantastical tale for a new generation of readers. Now available in a deluxe collector’s edition with an increased trim size of 7 1/2 x 11 1/4, printed on high-quality matte art paper, and packaged in a faux-cloth slipcase with foil stamping and tip-on cover. Abrams ComicArts, 2023. Due: Oct....More.

Item Code: DUNE02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 176pg, Full Color
Here are more Dune graphic novels and adaptions, now available.

Coming in November


SPY VS SPY Omnibus
By Antonio Prohias. Since the 1960s, "Spy vs. Spy" has been one of the most popular features in MAD Magazine. The diabolical duo of double-crosses and deceit (one dressed in black, the other in white) have continued to one-up each other — til death do they part. DC Comics, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: SPYVH
Hard Cover, 400pg, b&w
$75.00 $65.00
Here are more books collecting artists and work from Mad Magazine.

Coming in January


Collects #11-21, 1963. By popular demand! Back in hardcover, beautifully restored to match the original comics and boasting expanded bonus material! Welcome to Marvel's reMasterworks! X-Men blends super-hero action, teen angst and a potent metaphor for the turbulent issues of the '60s into one potent package. After laying the foundation for what would become comics' biggest franchise, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby passed the series' headmaster roles to Roy Thomas and Werner Roth, who would come into their own while crafting these tales of Marvel's merry mutants. In this second amazing volume, you'll find the first appearances of the unstoppable Juggernaut, the cosmic Stranger, the mutant Mimic and the mutant-hunting Sentinels! And for good measure, we're topping it off with the return of Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil mutants - and Lucifer, one of Prof. X's earliest enemies! Marvel, 2023. Due: Jan....More.

Item Code: MMX02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
Volume 1 is the same discounted price and due in July. We also have an original edition of Volume 5, and the latest collections, Volumes 14 and 15, Omnibus 5, and Mighty Marvel Masterworks Volumes 1 and 2 at $15.99 ea, collecting the same material as in the Masterworks but in new softcover format.

Imperfect Editions


Our Highest Recommendation. At last, a full-blown look at the stunning artwork of this creator. For over a quarter century, Jay Anacleto has taken pencil to some of the most iconic and sophisticated covers to grace the comics industry. For Dynamite, Anacleto has tackled virtually every character in the company's library: Vampirella, Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris. His renditions of nearly naked women (and the occasional nude) is second to none. Curated by the artist. Dynamite, 2021. Condition: Bumped corners. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: DYNJAHR
Hard Cover, 9x12, 200pg, Full Color
$39.99 $19.99

Back in print. Highly Recommended. Introduction by Joe Jusko. For nearly two decades, José "Pepe" Gonzalez was hailed as the premier Vampirella artist, drawing the fiery vixen for Warren Publishing in the Seventies and Eighties. Renowned for bringing to life the most beautiful women the art world has ever seen, Gonzalez's career spans from drawing British romance comics to movie stars, book covers to commercial advertising, and, of course, personal commissions for loved ones and devotees. For the first time ever, author David Roach covers Jose's entire career, transcending his vast body of Vampirella work to explore the full breadth his creativity. Dynamite, 2022. Condition: Bumped corners. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: ARTJGHR
Hard Cover, 9x12, 246pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $19.99

HELLBOY The Silver Lantern Club Hurt
Collects Hellboy: The Silver Lantern Club #1-5, 2021-22. New Hellboy adventures! Highly Recommended. Hellboy learns firsthand the history of the Silver Lantern Club, which boasted members Sir Edward Grey, Sarah Jewell, Lady Bai, and Major Singh, as they investigated the mysterious happenings in London near the end of the 19th century and narrate it to our lad! Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson expand the Hellboy universe with a new tale of strange spiritual happenings. They’re joined by artists Ben Stenbeck and Christopher Mitten, with colors by Dave Stewart. Dark Horse, 2022. Condition: Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: HELSLHR
Hard Cover, 7x10, 136pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.99

Recommended. By Michael Mallory. Foreword by Jason Blum. Universal Studios’ classic films like Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Wolf Man, as well as little known features, are celebrated through this beautiful and frighteningly informative volume. Newly expanded to include what the present and future holds for these venerable characters. Wonderful behind-the-scenes stills with outstanding clear reproduction. Many rare posters in full color. From the 1920s through the 1950s, Universal was Hollywood’s number one studio for B-film horror. Universe, 2021. Condition: Bumped corners. ...More.

Item Code: UNIVSHR
Hard Cover, 9x12, 268pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $22.99

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. Condition: Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: OUREHR
Hard Cover, 8x12, 240pg, Full Color
$39.99 $19.99

By Mark Russell. Art by Yanick Paquette. Tired of having their wondrous creations stolen, agents of the Psychoverse breach the barrier between realities to reclaim their stolen property by force, which means the destruction and reclamation of nearly the entire universe! It is up to John DiFool, the Metabaron, and Kill Wolfhead to stop the destruction of reality. If only any of them knew the most powerful, primordial force in either universe was sitting just within their grasp...the Luminous Incal! Quite well drawn. Humanoids, 2022. Condition: Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: INCPHR
Hard Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.99
We have new, unblemished copies of all six of these "hurt" editions if you’d like an as-new copy, or of you find any of these sold out. We have only three copies each of the last three: Universal Monsters, Encounters, and Psychoverse. We have about ten copies each of the first three.

Here’s more by Jay Anacleto, Jose Gonazlez, Hellboy, and The Incal.


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John Romita Sr. (1930-2023)

John died in his sleep on Monday. He was born in 1930. A real comics legend, who started with Atlas (Marvel in the 1950s) drawing horror, war and romance, he worked on the revival of Captain America for three issues in 1954.

He began working exclusively for DC Comics from 1958–1965 and was the artist for many of their romance comics. During these years, Romita further developed his ability to draw beautiful women, which he later became well-known for.

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Romita joined Marvel in 1965, initially drawing Daredevil. In 1966, Spider-Man artist and co-creator Steve Ditko left Marvel, and Romita was chosen by writer Lee as the new artist. Within a year, The Amazing Spider-Man rose from Marvel's second-best-selling title to the company's top-seller. Romita brought a new romance style to Spider-Man comics that soon became the new house style for the character. In June 1973, Romita was promoted to Marvel's art director and heavily influenced the look of Marvel comics throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

He is credited with co-creating characters including Mary Jane Watson, the Punisher, Wolverine, and Luke Cage. Romita is the father of John Romita Jr.


Rose City Show

After enduring a flat tire on the van, and a few traffic delays, we finally made it to Portland. We will be exhibiting at the Portland Rose City Book Show Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17. We’ll have out of print children’s, illustrated and art books, going back to the early 20th century…some vintage comic books and a small selection of recent books for Bud’s Art Books. Hope to see you there.


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