Thursday, September 21, 2023

EC Fan-Addict #5, Two-Fisted Tales, Mike Deodato, Banzai Girl, Acky Bright, Ghosted, and Sherlock Holmes and the Empire Builders.

The EC boomlet continues with EC Fan-Addict #5 and Two-Fisted Tales Vol 1 now in softcover. Tarzan returns to Mars in a new Will Murray novel. Mike Deodato and Banzai Girl are back in signed editions. Acky Bright’s art book is here. Kirby’s Starr Warriors. Ghosted the entire series. Tripwire starts a new Graphic Novel line with Sherlock Holmes and the Empire Builders with covers by Chiarello and by Walt Simonson. And more!

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Signed bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Roger Hill and Grant Geissman. This profusely illustrated, 112-page, full-color issue is absolutely chock full of EC lore and rare artwork by EC artists! Front and back covers by Jack Davis. Featuring Frazetta’s original hand-colored silverprint of his legendary Weird Science-Fantasy #29 cover, an unpublished interview with EC Picto-Fiction cover artist/pulp fiction illustrator Rudy Nappi, a 1978 visit to Gaines’s legendary EC art vault, a feature on EC’s Leroy lettering team Jim and Margaret Wroten, EC Artist Christmas Cards, Jack Davis and Playboy, a feature on the Davis-illustrated Dracula’s Greatest Hits album, an exhaustive listing of all the various versions of EC’s Picture Stories from the Bible series, articles on the creation of — and history behind — the seminal 1960s EC fanzines Squa Tront and Spa Fon, and much more. This issue is absolutely essential reading for all EC Fan-Addicts! Fantagraphics, 2023....More.

Item Code: ECF05
Soft Cover, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color

Only issue #2 remains in print currently [ECF02. $20]. But here’s more of the latest releases covering the world of EC Comics.

Bonus story and more. Highly Recommended. Bookplate signed by Murray and Joe DeVito. By Will Murray. In the previous story, Tarzan was transported to the Red Planet and came into conflict with his fellow Earthman, John Carter, now Warlord of Mars. As long time Tarzan fans, we really enjoyed this first-time pairing of the two biggest ERB heroes. In this thrilling new adventure, they are allies joined in common cause against a dire threat to both planets, a threat known only by the cryptic name, Nulthoom. Also features other heroes of Barsoom who join in this epic quest that ranges the length and breadth of the dying Red Planet. ERB Inc., 2023....More.

Item Code: TARBMH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 312pg, Text Only

Deluxe Hardcover edition with bonus material with bookplate signed by Murray and Kukalis. Our Highest Recommendation. By Will Murray. Cool wrap-aroaund cover by Romas Kukalis. Bonus 11-page afterword by Murray, detailing how this story came to be written, including his complete original premise, along with preliminary pencil roughs for various incarnations of the final cover. Mysteriously teleported to Mars just as John Carter once was, Tarzan searches for the one man who could show him the path home—The Warlord of Mars! Altus, 2020....More.

Item Code: TARCONH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 456pg, Text/b&w
We also have only four copies left of Tarzan Conqueror of Mars [TARCON. $24.95] in softcover. Only the hardcover will remain available from us. Here’s more from publisher and author Will Murray. And here’s the latest Tarzan releases.

Comics & Archives


Collects #6-10 w/original letters pages, text features and ads, 1965-66. Our Highest Recommendation. Created by a who’s-who of comics legends, stories by Archie Goodwin, and artwork by Al Williamson, Wally Wood, Frank Frazetta, Alex Toth, Gray Morrow, Reed Crandall, John Severin, and many more. Of special interest are Goodwin and Crandall’s superb adaptations of "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Body Snatcher" by gothic horror master Edgar Allan Poe. Full color Frazetta covers. Also: Steve Ditko, Roy Krenkel, Johnny Craig, Angelo Torres and others! Dark Horse, 2023....More.

Item Code: CRE02
Soft Cover, 8x11, 296pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Volume 1 is also in stock, same discounted price. Volume 3 is due in October, #4 in December. Warren’s sister magazine, Eerie, has new softcover Archives #1 due in October, #2 in November, #3 in December. Vampirella has not been announced; it may or may not be part of this new softcover series.

Collects #18-23 (#1-6), 1950-51. Our Highest Recommendation. The very first SIX issues of the legendary EC title that wrote the book on divergent, intelligent, even anti-war comic book stories! Writer-artist-editor Harvey Kurtzman teamed with artists Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, John Severin, Will Elder, and Dave Berg to create these powerful stories, considered to be among the best war stories ever told. Absolutely brilliant work, all closely overseen by Kurtzman for authenticity and realism. Dark Horse, 2023....More.

Item Code: ECTW01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 216pg, Full Color
Here’s more of the new softcover EC Archives.

Collects #1-26 plus preview pages from Endgame Special Edition #1, 2014-2015. 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. She turns lost orphans into living weapons. Bruce Wayne has lost his memory and is no longer Batman. Commissioner James Gordon is now the police-sponsored Batman and Dick Grayson, Red Robin, Red Hood, Bluebird and Cassandra Cain find themselves without a leader to guide them. DC Comics, 2023....More.

Item Code: BATROEH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 624pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00

THE AVENGERS Omnibus Volume 4
Collects Avengers #89-119, 1971-74; Defenders #8-11 & more. Caught in the crossfire, Earth has become the staging ground for a conflict of cosmic proportions! The merciless Kree and the shape-changing Skrulls have gone to war and humanity is on the front line. It's Roy Thomas and Neal Adams' classic Kree-Skrull War! Then, every Avenger from day one returns to battle Ares and the Enchantress! And there's no time wasted upping the ante when the mutant-hunting Sentinels return from the heart of the sun. Next, enter: Steve Englehart! The Avengers' new writer doesn't miss a beat as he builds up to Marvel's first hero-vs-hero epic: the Avengers-Defenders War! Marvel, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: AVE04H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 856pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00
This is a quite popular Omnibus series. Here are more volumes.

HULK MAESTRO By Peter David Omnibus
Collects Hulk: Future Imperfect #1-2, Incredible Hulk #460-461, 1968 and much more, 2001 on. In an imperfect future, the world is in the gamma-powered grip of the Maestro — the monster once known as the Hulk. Beginning with the all-time classic saga from Peter David and George Pérez that pits a time-torn Hulk against his evil future self! Then, the Maestro smashes Genis-Vell, son of the Kree Captain Marvel, and the Spider-Man of 2099. On the Battleworld of Secret Wars, the Maestro rules the realm called Dystopia. And in a titanic trilogy, learn exactly what twisted the Hulk into the despot he would become and what horrible deeds he committed on the path to conquest! Marvel, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: HULKMH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 952pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

Collects #1-20, the complete series, 2013-2015. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Joshua Williamson's breakout hit horror series, complete with a new introduction by the author. A nicely illustrated, unusual horror story. Jackson Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live, except he's rotting in jail after his last doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks Winters out, he's tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors! A horror/crime mash-up, Ocean's 11 and The Shining from writer Joshua Williamson (Dark Ride, Superman) and artists Goran Sudzuka (Y: The Last Man), Davide Gianfelice, Laci and Ryp! Image, 2023....More.

Item Code: GHOSTC
Soft Cover, 6x10, 456pg, Full Color

JACK KIRBY'S STARR WARRIORS Starring Adam Starr and The Solar Legion
Collected from Crash Comics #1-3, 1940. Recommended. Remix by Tom Scioli. It's Jack Kirby like you've never seen him before! Kirby's first cosmic hero, the pirate hunter Adam Starr, is back in this deluxe remix collecting the first three Solar Legion stories by a 22-yar old Jack Kirby! It's a battle to the death with killer space pirates Black Michael, Arthak, and their evil armadas. Rip-roaring space adventure with giant man-eating space worms, gargantuan alien killer fish, and planetary nuclear annihilation. Plus bonus 2-page remix, "Cyclone" Burke, also by Kirby. Image Comics, 2023....More.

Item Code: JKSTAW
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

Art Books


By Philip F. Palmedo. Alluring mermaids sighted by lonely mariners. Winged angels, by turns avenging and comforting. The fearsome Minotaur of Greek mythology. Animal-headed deities, from the elephant-headed Ganesha in India to the falcon-headed Horus in ancient Egypt. As far back as we go in human history, we find therianthropes, or animal-human hybrids. This thoughtful volume surveys each of the major categories of therianthrope in turn, from animal-headed beings to merpeople to shape-shifters, with particular attention to their roles in religion, folklore, and the popular consciousness. With well-chosen color illustrations, the author demonstrates how artists of all eras have shaped our conception of these mythical beings. Abbeville Publishing Group, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: FROMAWH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 192pg, Full Color

Recommended. Illustrator Acky Bright’s long-awaited debut art book, in a manga format but with some added color. His high-profile international activities include working as the main artist on a BMW campaign and exhibiting his work in Beijing, China. He is also set to develop the "cocon" series in collaboration with the up-and-coming Chinese toy manufacturer 52TOYS. Based on manga, anime, and street culture with detailed and dynamic compositions and an interview in which the artist talks about the ideas behind his work in both Japanese and English. PIE, 2023....More.

Item Code: ACKB
Soft Cover, 8x9, 256pg, b&w

Publisher File Copies from Glass House Graphics & Red Giant


Signed, from 2015. Recommended. There's never been a super-sized sketchbook of Marvel and DC superstar Mike Deodato, Jr.'s marvelous masterworks — until this, publisher file copies from 2015 and now signed! Combining sketches, layouts, designs, finished art, and tonal paintings at nearly original art size, this amazing art spans Deodato's 25-year comics career depicting Batman, Wonder Woman, The Avengers, Wolverine, movie poster designs, his own characters Ramthar and the Jade Warriors, and much, much more, plus an all-new interview and photos! Red Giant Entertainment, 2015....More.

Item Code: MIKDHS
Hard Cover, 10x14, 80pg, b&w

Signed! Publisher file copy from 2013, never before handled. Marvel star Mike Deodato, Jr. in a ten-year-old collection of his cartoon art that we never handled before. From the publisher files, delightful light-hearted cartoons by the veteran artist. A new side to his art, inspired by his family life, with a comics twist added in. The man who has worked for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and others now combines influences of Calvin & Hobbes, Will Eisner, and others — truly sensational for any Deodato fan! Red Giant Entertainment, 2013....More.

Item Code: CARMDHS
Hard Cover, 11x10, 48pg, b&w
Here is more Mike Deodato work.

Item Code: BANZ02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 196pg, Full Color

BANZAI GIRL Volume 2 Signed
Signed on the inside cover. Publisher file copy from 2020, never handled by Diamond. Steamy good girl art and near nudity highlights Jinky and her friend Michelle as they become pop stars and travel the world, only to come back to face the terrible Tikbalang, the devious Duwende, the crafty Kapre, and even more mysterious monsters of myth. Jinky’s adventure into becoming an adult in this volume concludes with a tale of terror, a woman ripe for revenge who is out to murder Jinky, her little sister, her friends, and her entire family. Good girl art bonus gallery and Kickstarter bonus, Katie’s World strips. Alpha Comics, 2023....More.

BANZAI GIRL Volume 2 Variant Cover Signed
Item Code: BANZ02V
Soft Cover, 6x9, 196pg, 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 November


SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE EMPIRE BUILDERS The Gene Genie Volume 1 Mark Chiarello Cover Signed
Signed! By Joel Meadows. Art by Andy Bennett. Tripwire launches its Tripwire Comics Presents imprint with the first volume of its Sherlock Holmes and The Empire Builders: The Gene Genie graphic novel under two exclusive covers. When Watson leaves Holmes to help Francis Crick unravel the DNA helix and finds himself in the employ of England’s most evil man, Holmes is forced to team up with an unlikely group to defeat this monstrous figure and return England to its status quo. As well as a full-length comic story, the volume also includes an 8-page color section featuring art by Liam Sharp, Bill Sienkiewicz, Shawn Martinbrough, and Barry Kitson and interviews with the series creators as well as character sketches by Bennett and script pages by the writer. Sherlock Holmes and The Empire Builders is an epic alternate world sci-fi adventure. Tripwire, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: SHE01HCS
Hard Cover, 64pg, Partial Color
Also available in softcover, unsigned [SHE01HC. $30]

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE EMPIRE BUILDERS The Gene Genie Volume 1 Walter Simonson Cover Signed
Signed! By Joel Meadows. Art by Andy Bennett. Tripwire launches its Tripwire Comics Presents imprint with the first volume of its Sherlock Holmes and The Empire Builders: The Gene Genie graphic novel under two exclusive covers. When Watson leaves Holmes to help Francis Crick unravel the DNA helix and finds himself in the employ of England’s most evil man, Holmes is forced to team up with an unlikely group to defeat this monstrous figure and return England to its status quo. As well as a full-length comic story, the volume also includes an 8-page color section featuring art by Liam Sharp, Bill Sienkiewicz, Shawn Martinbrough, and Barry Kitson and interviews with the series creators as well as character sketches by Bennett and script pages by the writer. Sherlock Holmes and The Empire Builders is an epic alternate world sci-fi adventure. Tripwire, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: SHE01HWS
Hard Cover, 64pg, Partial Color
Also available in softcover, unsigned [SHE01HW. $30]. Click here for all books in stock with Sherlock Holmes.

Item Code: PCAD07H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Collects #1-5, 1953-54. Recommended. Johnny Dynamite, created by Pete Morisi, was a hard-boiled private detective, known as "The Wild Man from Chicago." Good friends with the D.A. but readily accepted by the underworld, he smoked cigarettes constantly, cursed frequently, and had a bad habit of getting shot and beaten by his enemies. But he always gave as good as he got; he was experienced and persistent, taking his cases personally and killing many of his early foes, claiming they were reaching for a weapon. Myra Benz, who had shot him in the eye, was brazenly killed without any true justification beyond his own sense of justice. PS Artbooks, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: PCAD07
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

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GRENDEL Devil By the Deed Master's Edition Signed
Signed and numbered tip-in with exclusive artwork! The original tale of the dashing and diabolical Hunter Rose was deceptively brief, considering its cultural impact. Over the years, Matt Wagner has expanded on the story of Hunter Rose and now he weaves the most dramatic of those elements into a brand-new graphic novel. In this all-new re-imagining, Wagner brings his decades of experience and artistry back to the famous narrative that first began his lengthy and illustrious career as a comic-book author. Grendel: Devil by the Deed Master’s Edition is Matt Wagner at the height of his artistic and story-telling prowess, featuring 120 all-new story pages that will dazzle first time and longtime readers alike. Dark Horse, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: GRENDD
Hard Cover, 136pg, Full Color
Also available in an unsigned softcover [GRENDH. $29.99/$26.99]. Click here for more Grendel collections.

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN The Original Comics Omnibus Volume 9
Recommended. Crom does not deny the faithful! Collecting the greatest sword-and-sorcery comic magazine of all time! Sixteen issues of Savage Sword crafted by the greatest Conan comics creators of the era, but also the never before reprinted full-color graphic novel, Conan: The Witch Queen of Acheron. Highlights include: The art of Gary Kwapisz, a sword-and-sorcery master whose richly detailed style ranks him among the greatest Conan illustrators; stories by writer Larry Yakata, an Olympic martial artist who brought a new voice and action-oriented authenticity to the series; contributions from celebrated Savage Sword art icons including Ernie Chan, Rudy Nebres and Pablo Marcos; and a rare Robert E. Howard tribute story by Roy Thomas and Sandy Plunkett. Titan, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: SAVOC09H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 1072pg, Full Color
$150.00 $130.00
Here are previous volumes and more Savage Sword.

Collects American Gods: Shadows #1-9, My Ainsel #1-9, and Moment of the Storm #1-9. Recommended. Art by P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton et al. Shadow Moon, fresh out of jail, finds his wife dead, his life in shambles, and nowhere to turn. But a chance meeting with the mysterious Mr. Wednesday thrusts him into the center of a conflict between new and old gods, where the future of human and divine life is at stake. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel! Dark Horse, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: COMAMG
Soft Cover, 7x10, 712pg, Full Color
$59.99 $54.99
Here's more American Gods and more from Neil Gaiman.

MARVEL COMICS LIBRARY Silver Surfer 1968-1970
Collects #1-18. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee and John Buscema. Introduced by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the fertile pages of The Fantastic Four, the Silver Surfer quickly established himself as one of Marvel's most far-out characters. Enslaved by Galactus to prowl the cosmos for the demi-god's next planet-sized meal, the Surfer was as tragic a figure as any in comics — and he looked impossibly cool at the same time! In the spring of 1968, things came together for both writer and character, with Lee giving the Surfer Marvel's very first ongoing double-sized 25 cent annual-sized comic. Lee also recruited John Buscema, who had recently been lending his muscular brushwork to The Avengers, for art chores. Together, they spun off a run of legendary tales that helped define the character forevermore. Taschen, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: MARSSH
Hard Cover, 11x16, 798pg, Full Color
$200.00 $180.00
Here are a few more Silver Surfer collections. Click here for the other Marvel Comic Library releases from Taschen.

Recommended. This collects high-resolution scans of the very earliest Amazing Spider-Man daily strips by the two creators most associated with the Web-Slinger, Stan Lee and John Romita. Approximately 300 (!) original daily strips have been scanned, all from 1977 and 1978. The strip debuted on January 3, 1977, and the entire first two months of the strip are included. Spider-Man’s origin is recapped and it’s a Who’s Who of all your favorite Spidey characters. IDW, 2023. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: JRASH
Hard Cover, 176pg, Partial Color

JOHN BYRNE'S X-MEN Artist's Edition
Recommended. The groundbreaking and bestselling X-Men series from the late 1970s, by the stellar team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne, and Terry Austin. With stories like "The Dark Phoenix Saga"— and "Days of Future Past!"—, John Byrne’s work on X-Men made it one of the most influential and popular comics of the 1970s. Included in this stellar Artist’s Edition are pages from Byrne’s classic run and an amazing number of covers! IDW, 2023. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: JBXAEH
Hard Cover, 12x17, 160pg, Partial Color
See more of the latest Artist Editions, as well as out of print volumes, here.

Mature Readers

New this week is The Art of Brocal: Conquest, a new inexpensive collection from SQ. Brocal was a frequent contributor to DC Comics and Warren, part of the European invasion of the 1980s. His art is very polished and nude warriors and companions proliferate in this new collection.

Coming soon from Taschen are new editions of two classic books: The Big Butt Book and the Big Book of Legs, both edited by the prolific Dian Hanson. Click here for more of her books.

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News & Notes


The Chillingly Weird Art of Matt Fox by Roger Hill

The good news---the book is published and we expect our copies any moment now. The bad news; I announced last week we’d have a signed bookplate with this, but unfortunately Roger and we could not get it done in time for the book’s release.

Roger did just sign, along with Grant Geissman, the new issue of EC Fan-Addict above, and he’s signed previous Art of books with us, including Reed Crandall: Illustrator of the Comics, still available [REEDCRA. $39.99]. He also has written Mac Raboy: Master of the Comics [MACRAH. $39.95], Wally Wood: Galaxy Art and Beyond [RB4574. $100] and is a contributor to Tops: The Complete Collection [TOPSH. $49.99, $44.99].

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Rare Books September

Also this week we mailed out a new list of sixty plus Rare Books. If you didn’t get one, you can see it here. And click here for all Newest Arrivals in Rare Books, with new listings virtually every week.


Next week I’ll have a report from OAF-Con in Oklahoma, along with a look at a wonderful Moon Maid artwork that a buddy of mine, Jeff Kepley, and I bought from Thomas Yeates at that show. It will be appearing in the upcoming Moon Maid Centennial Edition, now due in December. [MOONMH. $350]. Regarding the previous release, At the Earth’s Core—we have only four copies left [ATEAD. $299.99]. Published in 2022.

In the meantime, here are good friends from the OAF-Con last weekend.

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l-r, Larry Bigman, Steve Borock, Bud Plant, Judy and Buddy Saunders from MyComicShop, Robert Brown (co-founder of OAF-Con), and my very favorite OAF dealer and good friend, Rick Payne.


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