Thursday, July 27, 2023

Sci-Fi art of the 70's, Eerie covers portfolio, Blackhawks and Warren History back in stock, Abe Sapien Omnibus and Squa Tront first editions!

Sci-Fi art of the 1970s with Vincent Di Fate. The Warren History is back in print. Both the Tolkien and the Boris & Julie Bell Calendars are here. Eerie Publication’s creepiest covers; Batman & TMNT together; Spider-Gwen/Ghost Spider; Abe Sapien Omnibus. Publisher file copies of Squa Tront. Blackhawks are back in stock. Coming: a 4-volume Robert E. Howard art book, the very cool Dauntless Dames, and John Severin’s Complete American Eagle. Plus lots of news.

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WORLDS BEYOND TIME Sci-Fi Art of the 1970S
Recommended. Introduction by Vincent Di Fate. Adam Rowe, who has been curating, championing, and resurrecting the best and most obscure on his blog 70s Sci-Fi Art, introduces readers to the biggest names in the genre, including Chris Foss, Peter Elson, Tim White, Jack Gaughan, and Virgil Finlay, as well as their influences. With deep dives into the subjects: spaceships, alien landscapes, fantasy realms, cryptozoology, and heavy machinery. Abrams, 2023....More.

Item Code: WORBH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 224pg, Full Color

Harlan Ellison hated the term "sci-fi" and for years I tried to spell it out myself. But it’s become an accepted term. So here’s lots more available in the sci-fi genre!

ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY SPECIAL #14 The Illustrated History of Warren Magazines
New printing, revised and expanded with eight more pages. Our Highest Recommendation. This explores and showcases James Warren's highly successful magazines and their artists: Famous Monsters of Filmland, Screen Thrills, Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella, 1984, The Spirit, Comix International and more. Packed with cover art and interior pages by the likes of Corben, Wrightson, Neal Adams, Ditko, Toth, Frazetta, Wood, Severin, Crandall, Infantino, Niño and many, many more. Plus the entire history, the ups and downs, of Warren's empire. Book Palace, 2022....More.

Item Code: IQS15
Soft Cover, 9x11, 144pgs, Partial Color

ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY SPECIAL #14 The Illustrated History of Warren Magazines Deluxe Hardcover
Revised and expanded with six Warren prints, a variant cover and limited to 150 hardcover copies. Highly Recommended. By Peter Richardson. This explores and showcases James Warren's highly successful magazines and their artists: Famous Monsters of Filmland, Screen Thrills, Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella, 1984, The Spirit, Comix International and more. Packed with cover art and interior pages by the likes of Corben, Wrightson, Neal Adams, Ditko, Toth, Frazetta, Wood, Severin, Crandall, Infantino, Niño and many, many more. Plus the entire history, the ups and downs, of Warren's empire. Book Palace, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: IQS14H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 152pg, Partial Color

We shipped out all but four of our backordered copies, and our next shipment is due in September.

Here’s more on Warren Publishing and more Illustrators magazines and specials.


Signed & numbered! Limited, 250. By Mike Howlett. Cover by Bill Alexander. This large portfolio contains "the 13 most outrageous, violent, and gore drenched covers" ever published by the notorious Eerie Publications. Decapitation, violence to women, the undead, cannibalism...yuchh! Makes Creepy and Eerie and even EC Comics look downright tasteful! Each full color print measures 11 x 15 and is reproduced on heavy card stock. 13 prints in a portfolio-sized slipcase with full color covers. Fantaco Enterprises, 2023. Mature Readers. ...More.

Item Code: EERPT
11x15, 13 prints, Full Color
More from Eerie Publications: The Bloody Card Set [EERTC. $19.99]. This is out of print but we still have copies. And The Complete Covers [EERPEH. $59.95], due in August. Also replica editions of Eerie’s titles Weird #1 and #2 [WEIR01, WEIR02. $12.99 ea].

2024 Calendars


BORIS VALLEJO & JULIE BELL Fantasy 2024 Calendar
Recommended. Step into an enchanted world swirling with dark forces, creatures that inspire awe and astonishment, and fierce men and women who rule over it all. Sorceresses tame mystical beasts. Nymphs rise from their flower thrones. And beneath the waves, twin mer-queens cavort with a dolphin companion. Revisit more than forty years of fantasy with twelve classic, full-color paintings, plus a bonus centerfold, from premier fantasy artists Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. Each composition is accompanied by a dramatic caption that fuels the fantasy, plus musings from the artists revealing the history behind the pieces and their artistic process. Printed on responsibly sourced paper. Workman, 2023....More.

Item Code: BVJB24
Calendar, 12x12, 28pg, Full Color

TOLKIEN 2024 Calendar
Recommended. This year’s calendar features 13 full-color paintings of scenes from across the Second Age of Middle-earth. Famously described by Tolkien as a “dark age, and not very much of its history is (or need be) told”, for many years readers would need to be content with the tantalizing glimpses of it found within the pages of The Lord of the Rings and its appendices, including the forging of the Rings of Power, the building of the Barad-dûr and the rise of Sauron. Now presented for the first time in calendar form, with two new paintings from Alan Lee, and an insightful introduction by Brian Sibley, Tolkien fans can discover the Second Age in greater depth than ever before. Harper-Collins, 2023....More.

Item Code: TOLK24
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color
Here are more early 2024 calendars from Zenescope —The Art of Paul Green, the Alex Ross Marvel Mural, Marvel Value Stamps day to day, and several more early releases.

Archives & one Graphic Novel


Collects #1-6, of series I, II and II plus hundreds of pages of bonus material, 2016 on. By James Tynion IV. Art by Freddie E. Williams II. New York City. Impressive, colorful and detailed artwork and a wild, in-your-face story! What's not to like? New York City. It's a battle of a lifetime, fighting both the fearsome Foot Clan and their leader, the Shredder, and the alien forces of General Krang. Now a single dimensional warp can rid him of both of his greatest rivals at once. From the Penguin to Killer Croc to Ra’s al Ghul and beyond, Batman already has his hands full when Shredder and his ninja followers appear. Now they’re on the hunt for the technology that will help them return home...and conquer Gotham City too. But the TMNT boys team up with the Dynamic Duo for an all-out war. DC Comics, 2023....More.

Item Code: BATNTH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 576pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00

ABE SAPIEN The Drowning and Other Stories
Collects 11 complete stories including The Drowning, The Devil Does Not Jest, and Lost Lives and Other Stories, 2008-2018. Highly Recommended. By Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Dave Stewart et al. In the early 1980’s, new BPRD agent Abe Sapien was sent to retrieve the corpse of a powerful warlock off the coast of France. Abe quickly finds himself in a battle with a century old evil in the form of demonic monks. Mike Mignola and Jason Shawn Alexander’s premiere Abe solo series sets the stage for a collection of tales tracing Abe’s times both as an agent of the BPRD, and delving into his long-hidden origins. A haunted lake, South American vampires, and a mad scientist seeking out man’s missing link are chronicled here! Guest appearance by Hellboy! Dark Horse, 2023....More.

Item Code: ABESA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 448pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
Abe also appears in Hellboy The Bones of Giants [HELBGH. $24.99, $21.99]. Here are more Hellboy collections and also B.P.R.D. collections.

DEMENTIA 21 Box Set 1&2
Arthritic superheroes! Supernatural old biddies! Zombie caretakers! Mind-controlling dentures! When plucky young Yukie Sakai is hired as a home aide, little does she know what surreal, absurd, and grotesque adventures are in store. One of the most outrageously satirical comics ever, written and drawn by Shintaro Kago, the highly experimental manga artist. Initially printed in a super limited edition run, Fantagraphics is bringing this title back into print for larger audiences. Presented in a beautifully designed deluxe slipcase, it contains the complete two-volume paperback set of this engrossing and bestselling manga series. Fantagraphics, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: DEM01P
Soft Cover, 7x11, 600pg, b&w
$60.00 $54.95

Collects Gwen Ghost-Spider #1-10, Ghost-Spider #1-10 Gwenom vs. Carnage #1-3, Web Warriors #1-11 and much more, c.2015. By Seanan McGuire and Vita Ayala. Art by Rosi Kampe et al. Gwen Stacy, Spider-Woman Ghost-Spider! But the interdimensional events of Spider-Geddon are about to rock her world, and soon she will face her own evil self: the Gwen Goblin! Meanwhile, Mary Jane’s vision for their band is driving Gwen crazy, her father is pressuring her to return to school, and something sinister stalks the New York City of Gwen’s native Earth-65. So Gwen enrolls in classes in the Marvel Universe instead! Marvel, 2023....More.

Item Code: SPIGSH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 824pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00
Here is the regular Spider-Gwen Omnibus [SPIGH. $125]. She also appears in Mile Morales: Spider-Man Omnibus [MILM02H. $100, $90].

Collects The Sandman Universe #1, Sandman: Overture #1-6, and Sandman: Dream Hunters #1-4, 2009-18. Highly Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by J.H. Williams, P. Craig Russell et al. Overture tells the story from the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured (the point where the television series begins). Dream Hunters follows a humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox finding themselves romantically drawn together. As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons and a Japanese emperor to steal the monk's life. With the aid of Morpheus, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves.. DC Comics, 2023....More.

Item Code: SAND06
Soft Cover, 7x10, 168pg, Full Color
$34.99 $31.99
Here’s more in the Sandman series, and more by Neil Gaiman.

BEAR'S TOOTH Volume 4 Amerika Bomber
Prize-Winning French series. Highly Recommended. By Yann. Art by Alain Henriet. Very well drawn, and a page-turner of a story. In the last days of World War Two, as the Nazis attempt to launch a last, desperate, and devastating strike, two childhood friends must pick a side... Allied bombers have flattened the secret base that housed the Amerika Bomber project, destroying both the infrastructures and the prototype flying wing that was to annihilate New York City. Cinebooks, 2023....More.

Item Code: BEAT04
Soft Cover, 8x11, 48pg, Full Color
Cinebook translates fine French graphic novels and prices them very reasonably. I enjoy many of the series, especially Lonesome, Buck Danny, Texas Jack, Valerian and The Regiment. See these and more titles here.

Publisher File Copies of Squa Tront


John Benson took over publishing and editing the legendary fanzine Squa Tront after Jerry Weist began the run—we have his classic #3 from 1969 below. John’s start with #5 from 1974.

John called us and said he had a box of back issues he wanted to move out of his New York apartment. I asked if he’d sign them, which he did, except for Jerry’s #3 which John was not a part of. While most of these are Fine to Very Fine/as new, a few have very minor wear from being stored for several decades. First orders will receive the best condition copies. We have very limited quantity on these, not more than ten copies of any.

First printing. Squa Tront is the most famous of the EC fanzines. Front Cover by Al Feldstein. Back Cover by Reed Crandall. In issue #3: "EC Science Fiction Comics," by Jerry Weist. Illustrated by George Metzger and Al Williamson. "The Frazetta Collector: The Trip," by Bob Barrett, illustrated with many sketches and photos, including an unpublished newspaper strip (see scan of one sample of many). Nick Meglin on the Fleagles, with photos. Reed Crandall art, sketches, tryout strips. George Evans and "The Flying Swifts," a tryout strip. Much more. Jerry Weist, 1969. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Slight edge wear on spine....More.

Item Code: SQ03
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Text/Partial Color

SQUA TRONT #5 Signed
Signed by John Benson. First printing. Squa Tront is the most famous of the EC fanzines. Squa Tront #5 features art by Reed Crandall, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel and more. Cover price $3.00. Jerry Weist, 1974. Out of Print. Condition: Fine plus. Slight edge wear on spine....More.

Item Code: SQ05
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Text/Partial Color

SQUA TRONT #6 Signed
First printing. Signed by John Benson! Squa Tront is the most famous of the EC fanzines. This Bernard Krigstein issue features a special 60 page monograph on one of comics' most original and controversial artists. In a revealing and profusely illustrated 28 page interview, Krigstein discusses his EC stories, movies, pop art, 3-D, unionizing comics, classic illustration, and more. Also featured is Krigstein's 9-page breakdown for "The Red Badge of Courage." Plus a checklist of Krigstein's work. Also in this issue: An examination of "Master Race" by John Benson, David Kasakove and Art Spiegelman, "B. Krigstein an Evaluation" by Bob Stewart and a Krigstein bibliography. Cover price $3.00. Jerry Weist, 1974. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: SQ06
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Text/Partial Color

SQUA TRONT #7 Signed
First printing. Signed by editor, John Benson! Squa Tront is the most famous of the EC fanzines. This 54-page issue includes a 16-page comic sized color insert called "Lucky Fights It Through" with art by Harvey Kurtzman. The main article this issue examines Roy Krenkel's work for Creepy. Original publication price was $4.00. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Jerry Weist, 1977....More.

Item Code: SQ07
Magazine, 8x11, 54pg, Text/Partial Color

SQUA TRONT #8 Signed
First printing. Signed by editor, John Benson! Cover by Jack Davis. Squa Tront is the most famous of the EC fanzines. The main article in this issue is a highly entertaining 24-page transcript of panel discussions from the 1972 EC convention with lots of photos of the talent that made EC great. Other features include the artwork of Al Williamson and a Johnny Craig Cover Gallery. Cover price $3.00. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Slight soiling on back cover. Jerry Weist, 1978....More.

Item Code: SQ08
Magazine, 8x11, 60pg, Text/Partial Color

SQUA TRONT #9 Signed
1st printing. Signed by editor, John Benson. Wally Wood, Berni Krigstein, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, et al. 1st printing. Wally Wood, Berni Krigstein, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, et al. Now quite rare, this issue features The EC Fanzines part 5, The Wessler Stories, The Secret EC Line, Cover Ideas from the Wood File, Early Wally Wood art, The Horror Comics and Dr. Wertham etc. 98 pages. Signed by John Benson. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. A touch of edge rubbing. John Benson, 1983....More.

Item Code: SQ09
Soft Cover, 8x11, 98pg, Text/Partial Color
We still have a few copies of Squa Tront #14, and the EC Fan-Addict #2 Fanzine.

PANELS No. 1 Signed
First printing. Signed by editor, John Benson! Panels #1 begins with a Will Eisner Spirit cover, and features Will Eisner, in an 18 page reminiscence, discussing his formative years, his aspirations, the days of the comic book "shops" in the forties, the artists he worked with, and his creation of the Spirit, extensively illustrated with rare Eisner art. Also in this issue, Jules Feiffer talks candidly about his apprenticeship to Eisner, and discusses many specific Spirit stories and his own comic strip, Clifford. Finally, Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy the Pin Head, takes "A Sour Look at the Comix Scene." Cover price $2.50. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. John Benson, 1979....More.

Item Code: PAN01
Magazine, 8x11, 32pg, Text/b&w

PANELS No. 2 Signed
First printing. Signed by publisher and editor, John Benson! Panels #2 begins with a full color Carl Barks cover, and features Of Ducks and Men, an interview with Carl Barks, 14 pages of interview, commentary and art, both color and black and white. Includes 16 girlie cartoons done by Barks under various pseudonyms. "Is War Hell?, the Evolution of an Artist's Viewpoint" by John Benson, a three page discussion of Harvey Kurtzman's E.C. war stories. Jesse Marsh by Alex Toth, a seven page illustrated discussion and tribute. Reviews of: Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies by Stan Mack, review by Joey Cavalieri; Three manga titles by Keiji Nakazawa, reviewed by John Benson; and Power Pak Comics by Aline Kominsky-Crumb, reviewed by William Mason. Letter column with letters from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Marty Pahls, cat yronwde, Bill Mason, Larry Ivie, and Alex Toth. Cover price $2.95. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. John Benson, 1981....More.

Item Code: PAN02
Magazine, 8x11, 32pg, Text/b&w

Coming in August


THE JOHN SEVERIN WESTERNS Featuring American Eagle
Collects Prize Comics Western #85-113. 1951-55. Our Highest Recommendation. From 1951 to 1955, before and during his legendary EC work, John Severin, Mad artist Will Elder and Two-Fisted Tales writer Colin Dawkins introduced a new level of historical accuracy to the comic-book Western. While Native Americans had generally been vilified or left in the shadows of gun-slinging cowboy heroes, the American Eagle stories featured in Prize Comics Western were built around action-packed tribal intrigues and a heroic Crow warrior. And they are GREAT! Well written and superbly drawn!!! Fantagraphics, 2023. Due: Aug....More.

Item Code: JOHWH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 488pg, Full Color
$65.00 $59.00

Our Highest Recommendation. Exclusive full color, double-sided bookplate signed by authors Greg Biga and Jon B. Cooke. A spirited biography of one of the most prolific creators in the history of American comics! From a start in 1947 at the Simon & Kirby shop, John Severin co-created the legendary Western strip American Eagle, and became an EC Comics mainstay, working with Harvey Kurtzman on MAD and Two-Fisted Tales. In addition to a 40 year association with Cracked magazine, his pivotal Marvel Comics work included an extended run on The Hulk, and teaming with sister Marie Severin to create the definitive comics version of King Kull. TwoMorrows, 2021....More.

Item Code: JOHSEH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 160pg, Partial 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 & October


New uniform format and rescanned Sunday pages. Recommended. Size does matter: the first new edition of the first six volumes, reformatted to be the same larger size as Volumes 7 through 29. In this premiere offering, we return again to those hardscrabble days of 1931, when tragedy in the Trueheart family puts young Dick Tracy on the police force and pits him against mobster "Big Boy," Larceny Lu, the counterfeiter Alec Penn, the nefarious "Stooge" Viller, and Steve the Tramp! Clover Press, 2023. Due: Sept....More.

Item Code: CC01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 280pg, b&w
$59.99 $52.50

It’s all about family in the Complete Dick Tracy Volume 2, as Clover Press and The Library of American Comics bring this early entry into the series’ standardized format. That means larger pages in a book that looks great on the shelf with its companions. Between the covers, the spotlight’s on Junior Tracy as he and his biological father cross paths with the notorious "Stooge" Viller and his sister, Maxine. Then "Big Boy" leaves Junior hospitalized before "Confidence" Dolan locks the boy in the can. Dick Tracy’s subsequent encounter with secret operative J. Scotland Bumpsted puts the evil Larceny Lu on the run to California. There she meets Junior’s long-lost mother, who gives Junior a Scotty pup named Oscar and Tracy a way to bring villainous Boris Arson to justice. Chester Gould’s high-octane stories set pulses raising and hearts beating faster in the reformatted, super-sized, all-action The Complete Dick Tracy Volume 2! Chester Gould’s high-octane stories set pulses raising and hearts beating faster in the reformatted, super-sized, all-action The Complete Dick Tracy Volume 2! Clover Press, 2023. Due: Oct....More.

Item Code: CC02H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 296pg, b&w
$59.99 $52.50
Here is more Dick Tracy.

Coming in October


DAUNTLESS DAMES High Heeled Heroes of the Comics
Highly Recommended. Edited by Trina Robbins and Peter Maresca. Presented in an extra-large format, here are the colorful, thrilling tales of ten incredible women, both known and unknown to comics fans — and most are reprinted here for the first time! Includes Miss Fury, Connie, Brenda Starr, Flyin' Jenny, Invisible Scarlet O'Neill, Myra North: Special Nurse and five more! From the late 1930s to the early 1950s, female stars of the newspaper comic strips were detectives, spies, soldiers of fortune, even superheroes. Accomplishing everything the male comics stars of the time achieved, except they did it in high-heels and flowing skirts. Follow the daring exploits of these smart, tough, independent AND sexy Dauntless Dames. Fantagraphics, 2023. Due: Oct....More.

Item Code: DAUNH
Hard Cover, 13x16, 160pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00

Collects all the stories and graphic novels contained in Hellboy Omnibus Volumes #1-4. Highly Recommended. Art by Duncan Fegredo, Dave Stewart and Clem Robins. 1500 pages!! Huge size!! Experience the main Hellboy story in the largest format ever. Hellboy and the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense confront things that lurk in the shadows, collecting ALL of the stories from the very beginning, previously collected in four regular-sized, fat Omnibus collections. Hellboy in a King-Sized format, befitting the fine art and fun stories of our demon from hell! Dark Horse, 2023. Due: Oct....More.

Item Code: MONHBH
Hard Cover, 1512pg, Full Color
Here's more Hellboy.

Highly Recommended. By Milton Caniff. This tabloid-sized Volume 6 containing the 1940 dailies and Sundays is an unparalleled upgrade. Invading soldiers scatter the occupants of Singh-Singh’s outpost, forcing Pat, Blaze, and April to flee. They take refuge at Raven Sherman’s orphanage just in time for an outbreak of cholera (this is refuge?). Returning to the city, Raven meets the mysterious Hu Shee, while Pat is reunited with Terry, Big Stoop, and Connie and crosses paths with old friend Dude Hennick. All the newcomers to the cast — together with the Dragon Lady — fall prey to the schemes of Chopstick Joe. A strike by invader forces separate Terry and Hu Shee from the others, setting up an encounter with the elusive Chinese guerrilla leader known only as the Blue Tiger! Clover Press, 2023. Due: Oct....More.

Item Code: TERP06H
Hard Cover, 11x14, 164pg, Full Color
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A mammoth volume dedicated to one of the last underground sexploitation films of the 20th century: a nudie cutie time capsule of art, essays, and reviews, along with photos of the beautiful starlets who appeared in Teenage Tupelo. In 1995 Something Weird Video released this cinematic oddity. Filmmaker (and former Fantagraphics cartoonist) John Michael McCarthy created this Elvis-obsessed, autobiographical bump and grind film. Co-produced by exploitation king David F. Friedman (She Freak, 2000 Maniacs). Memphis instrumental combo Impala provided the score, set to the swaying rhythms of starlet D’Lana Tunnell who plays McCarthy’s mother. The music was produced by legendary Sun records' Roland Janes. Fantagraphics, 2023. Due: Oct....More.

Item Code: TETUH
Hard Cover, 12x12, 336pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

Coming in November


Collects Incredible Hulk #103-134, 1968; & Annual #1, 1968-70. Art by Marie Severin, Frank Giacoia et al. The itinerary of destruction leaves the Inhumans, the Sandman, the Sub-Mariner, the Thing and the entire Savage Land rubbing a sore jaw. And when the Leader returns, all bets are off as iconic Hulk artist Herb Trimpe — who makes his debut in this volume — and writers Stan Lee and Roy Thomas pull out all the stops. Featuring the original series’ letters pages and a host of bonus material, including the covers from the 1970s Hulk reprint Marvel Super-Heroes. Marvel, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: INCH02H
Hard Cover, na, 832pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00
Volume 1 with the very first series #1-6 and his appearances in Tales to Astonish #59-102, same format and price [INCH01H. $100, $90]. Click here for more Hulk Omnibuses and archives.

BLADE The Early Years Omnibus
This Omnibus collects, for the first time, Blade’s complete early adventures: From his influential role in Tomb of Dracula to his 1970s solo stories and on into his 1983-84 battle against Dracula with Doctor Strange, and a new era of vampire hunting dawns in 1991. Blade hit the comics scene in the 1970s when horror movies were all the rage and Black cinema was introducing bold new action heroes that defied authority. He immediately changed the stakes of Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan’s Tomb of Dracula, bringing a sense of unstoppable determination as he pursued Deacon Frost, the vampire that killed his mother. And if a few other vampires died along the way, all the better. Marvel, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: BLAEYH
Hard Cover, na, 720pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00

Imperfect Editions


FRAZETTA BOOK COVER ART The Definitive Reference Deluxe Hurt
Deluxe Slipcase with wrap-around art and 16 bonus pages. Our Highest Recommendation. By J. David Spurlock. Frank Frazetta is the revolutionary fantasy artist of Conan, King Kong, Death Dealer, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lord of The Rings and more, whose original art sells for millions. This 2022 Frazetta book follows the 2021 hit, Fantastic Paintings of Frazetta and is similar to Vanguard's earlier Frazetta Definitive Reference book, but it is superior in at least one regard. Instead of cataloging Frazetta items with mostly smaller illustrations, this offers full page illustrations of just the published book cover art whereby so many fans first discovered him. Condition: Bumps to corners. Vanguard, 2022....More.

Hard Cover, 8x11, 184pg, Partial Color
$69.95 $39.95
We still have as-new copies of this [FRAZBCD. $69.95]. See more Frazetta here.

Rare & Out of Print

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Hal Foster, 1992


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Volumes 1-3 Available

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News & Notes


Robert E. Howard Art Chronology $350

From the same publisher as the 2018 Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Chronology…a set of four books in a slipcase [ROBACH. $350]. They have shipped to us and we’ll be featuring them in this email perhaps as soon as next week. It’s the definitive history of Howard’s books, pulps and comics and their artists!

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Blackhawk Vol 2-6 available again

This PS Artbooks title has proved VERY popular and we piled up a lot of backorders. Our shipments come from England, and the publisher is notoriously slow and often inaccurate filling some of our reorders. Good news is we just got a big shipment, we are shipping backorders now, and we have volumes 2-6 all in stock as I write this. Blackhawk #1 did not arrive with this shipment, but we have another shipment in transit now, and hopefully it is on that one.

Don’t miss the companion series collecting Military Comics beginning with Volume 1, which is where Blackhawk began in 1941. The Blackhawk series itself begins with his own title that began with #9 (#1-8 was Uncle Sam).

Illustrators Quarterly #40 – Rick Griffin

Our latest catalog cover feature—and it’s gone out of print. Aughh. We have just 15 more copies coming in from England from Book Palace. Reserve one now to not miss out. We hope to see it reprinted...but don’t hold your breath...

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New from Twomorrows

John Morrow had copies of the new Pacific Comics History and The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Mainline Comics at San Diego Comic-Con last week. We expect to see copies in two to three weeks. I love the Mainline collection, all complete stories including the work Charlton picked up when Mainline sank in 1956. We’ll have these up on the website soon.

Signed Bookplates

We are working on signed bookplates for the upcoming EC Fan Addict, now published by Fantagraphics. Roger Hill and Grant Geissman are signing 250 only. And Roger’s Art of Matt Fox will also feature an exclusive bookplate signed by Roger. These will be ready this fall, but we are not taking orders yet.

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Memorial

We will continue to give away free—with any regular order—copies, one per customer, of Jim’s ImageS Magazine #10 and 12. Most other issues are half price, $9.95 to $12.50.

My new tribute to my 55+ years as Jim’s friend and sometimes partner, is here on a special page on our website.

We just listed a #1 and a #2 for $75 each, a second ImageS B&W Annual #2 for $50. His book on Everett Raymond Kinstler, published at $95, is still available at $34.95, signed and numbered. The hardcover was $45, now still at $19.95. We hadn’t expected to see a run on ImageS but indeed many have sold since Jim passed away. He’d be pleased to be sharing his favorite artists with you.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan series

Volumes 17-20 came in recently but I was out of town and only got to editing the descriptions this week. I’m really impressed with the bonus material…as much as 80 pages of it in each volume! Wow. Artwork AND vintage letters. So click on these for updated descriptions detailing the cool bonus material. And man, Joe Jusko is still turning out new cover paintings that are so good. I can’t resist taking these home, even while I have several other editions, from G&D hardcovers to Ballantine and Ace paperbacks.

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Berkeley Comic Show Saturday, August 5th

We’ll be setting up again at the next vintage comics show. Old comics, Gold and Silver, plus half-price dinged books from our stock, and more. Come by and say hello.

Our favorite fall Sacramento Book Fair has been cancelled this year, due to a lack of dealers (but not the public) at the last few shows. He is planning a TWO-DAY show in the Spring, we have our fingers crossed.



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