Thursday, September 14, 2023

Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck, Gold Key Phantoms, EC Checklist, Drawing Disney, Bettie, Red Sonja, Alley Oop and Lady Death!

A new EC Checklist! Drawing Disney Wonder! The classic Gold Key Phantoms Comics are collected. Bettie Page Unbound; Red Sonja; Alley Oop goes to the moon; Uncle Scrooge & Donald in novel classics; Shazam; The U Ray & more from Cinebook; Mandalorian manga style; Lady Death. And due soon, The Chillingly Weird Art of Matt Fox with a signed bookplate by Roger Hill. Enjoy!

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HORROR FROM THE CRYPT OF FEAR Volume 17 The EC Checklist 1942-1956 Highly Recommended. Featuring the complete EC Checklist-Index; everything from 1942-1956 and more, listing all credits, writers and artists, story titles, etc. Retro-A-Go-Go owner and masterful artist, Doug P’GOSH, has graced the cover with his ultra cool wrap-around painting “The Collector.” Includes every EC comic: pre-trend, annuals, new direction, Picto-Fiction, and even paperback and comic book reprints. A history of the EC checklist (first published by Fred Von Bernowitz in 1955 and reprinted twice). Plus giveaways like The K.O. Punch, Lucky Fights it Through, Reddy Kilowatt. Even Max Gaines’ Picture Stories from the Bible, American History, Science and World History. It’s all here in a handsome package with lots of bonus artwork. Bill Leach, 2023....More.

Item Code: HFTC17
Soft Cover, 5.5x8.5, 108pg, Text Only

From the same publisher: Tales of the Plague by Richard Corben [RCTALE. $9.95]. Two more issues of Horror from the Crypt of Fear are due very soon. Exclusively available from ourselves or the publisher.

DRAWING 100 Years of Disney Wonder
Recommended. By Jim Fanning and Andreas Deja. A retrospective collection of artwork featuring iconic Disney characters from the past 100 years. Learn about animation history and also step by step, how to draw 100 of the most famous Disney characters while enjoying vintage illustrations and essays exploring the history of Disney animation. Featuring Mickey Mouse and his friends, the Disney Princess characters, Pixar characters, and so much more. Walter Foster, 2023....More.

Item Code: DRADWH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 240pg, Partial Color
Here’s more new from Disney.

Comics Archives


THE PHANTOM Gold Key Years Volume 1
Collects #1-8, 1962-64. Limited, 1000. Highly Recommended. For the boomer generation, this was the Phantom so many of us grew up with. Gold Key did a wonderful job on these, beginning with the magnificent cover paintings by George Wilson. Long out of print and in constant demand, these classic Phantom stories are collected in two hard cover volumes with all 17 issues. With interior artwork by Bill Lignante and stories by Bill Harris. Chock full of extras and an in depth introduction by Phantom expert Ed Rhoades accompanied by rare original artwork. Hermes, 2023....More.

Item Code: PHG01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 240pg, Full Color

THE PHANTOM Gold Key Years Volume 2
Collects #9-17. Limited, 1000. Highly Recommended. Second of two volumes collecting the entire run, with fabulous painted covers by George Wilson. The 1960s comic book adventures of The Phantom return in full, glorious color! Long out of print and in constant demand, these classic Phantom stories are collected in two hardcover volumes. Volume Two of the Gold Key comic book version of the granddaddy of costumed heroes, the Ghost Who Walks, is available again, digitally remastered to look better than the original books. Featuring cover art by famed painter George Wilson with interior artwork by Bill Lignante and stories by Bill Harris. Hermes, 2023....More.

Item Code: PHG02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 256pg, Full Color
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UNCLE SCROOGE AND DONALD DUCK Les Miserables and War and Peace
By Giovan Battista Carpi. It’s Victor Hugo... duckified! When French gendarme Javert thinks that poor Jean McJean (Scrooge McDuck) stole two candlesticks, he swears to run him down — even years later, when McJean has become town mayor and guardian of Daisette (Daisy Duck). Are the candlesticks the key to a fabulous treasure lost in Paris? Then, in this version of Leo Tolstoy’s "War and Peace," Count Donald Dukzukov of ancient Russia loves Ducktasha Roastov (Daisy) — but Prince Scrooge McDukzukov wants to force him into an arranged marriage... or punish him in the McDukzukov Metalworks, where cannon balls are so pricey that you have to return them after the battle! Fantagraphics, 2023.  ...More.

Item Code: USLESH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 184pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
Search "Topolino" for more Donald and Scrooge from Italy. And here’s more Ducks!

By Brian Pulido et al. Art by Dheeraj Verma et al. Cover by Mike Krome and Ryan Brown. Need to catch up on Lady Death? This bundle includes Volumes 1 through 3 of the Lady Death Rules! trade paperbacks — nearly 500 pages entirely in color. Collects Chaos Rules (Chapter 1), Damnation Game (Chapter 2), Extinction Express (Chapter 3), Oblivion Kiss (Chapter 4), Merciless Onslaught (Chapter 5), Unholy Ruin (Chapter 6), Apocalyptic Abyss (Chapter 7), Nightmare Symphony (Chapter 8), Scorched Earth (Chapter 9), and Blasphemy Anthem (Chapter 10). Coffin Comics, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: LADR01P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 496pg, Full Color

By Brian Pulido and Mike MacLean. Art by Diego Bernard. Lady Death has awakened from her cursed sleep and laid Hell to waste. She's come to Earth and rallied "The Sworn" to defeat the Trinity. But as we will soon see, her trials have just begun and she's about to face a villain who threatens the Infinityverse itself. This full-color 216 page volume collects Malevolent Decimation (Chapter 11), Treacherous Infamy (Chapter 12), Cataclysmic Majesty (Chapter 13), and Sacrificial Annihilation (Chapter 14). Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: LADR04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
Here is more Lady Death special editions and art.

SHAZAM! Power of Hope
Highly Recommended. This handsome, oversized hardcover is the latest collaboration between Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Paul Dini (Batman: Harley Quinn) and multiple award-winning Alex Ross. Perhaps no classic comic-book character embodies the spirit of youth and optimism as thoroughly as the original Captain Marvel. In a personal story told from the hero's point of view, both young Billy Batson and his alter ego, Captain Marvel, devote themselves to keeping hope alive by granting the requests of a local hospital's children — in a sense, making their wishes come true. DC Comics, 2023....More.

Item Code: SHAZPH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 64pg, Full Color
Click here for more Shazam and more of the original 1940s Captain Marvel. PS Artbooks just did three excellent Replica editions of prime 1940s comics. They’ve done very well.

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Highly Recommended. Before Blake & Mortimer, this rare strip was a war-time replacement for Flash Gordon in occupied Belgium! After assisting Herge on six Tintin albums, Edgar P. Jacobs created a strip that has now attained mythical status — The U Ray. Here it is now, finally translated into English. It is clearly inspired by Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon and ERB’s Mars and Venus novels. It’s fun and very vintage science-fiction fantasy with lost lands, prehistoric monsters, a lovely heroine, and smart, daring adventurers. Cinebook, 2023....More.

Item Code: URAY
Soft Cover, 9x11, 56pg, Full Color

OUTLAWS Volume 1 The Cartel of the Peaks
Recommended. By Sylvain Runberg. Art by Eric Chabbert. Confederate space, year 2279. A freighter arrives on planet Drenn, with its hidden cargo of illegal immigrants, including young Human Kristina Swany. Like the rest of her traveling companions, she seeks a new life, a new start ... but what awaits them is slavery, at the hands of a merciless criminal cartel, the supposed price for the last leg of their journey. Left with no choice, Kristina and the others must do dangerous work in atrocious conditions, and soon begin to suspect there won’t be a last leg ... Cinebook, 2023....More.

Item Code: OUTL01
Soft Cover, 9x11, 56pg, Full Color

Recommended. By Philippe Aymond. In Scotland in 1743, wracked by the last throes of the Jacobite rebellion, a tragic tale of ambition, politics, betrayals and love unfolds. Book one of two. The Duke of Plaxton is looking for a new portrait painter. A member of Clan Grant, supporters of the Act of Union with England, the duke has a son, William, whose heart leans towards the Jacobite cause, and a daughter, Amelia, betrothed to an English lord she has never met. It’s there, in this crucible of rebellion and ambitions, that arrives Joseph Callander, local boy back from 15 years in Italy, now a talented painter ...But he must swap his palette and brush for a sword and shield because of one painting: his portrait of Amelia. Cinebook, 2023....More.

Item Code: HIG01
Soft Cover, 9x11, 48pg, Full Color

REDBEARD Volume 1 A Short Drop and a Sudden Stop
Recommended. By Jean-Charles Kraehn. Art by Stefano Carloni. Redbeard, the pirate captain, has put away the Jolly Roger and become a privateer for the King of France. But one does not escape one’s past ... or one’s nature! High adventures on the high seas — first volume of the series. 1738, in the Caribbean. Redbeard champs at the bit along with his companions, for France is currently at peace. So when the town’s governor tasks him with catching a mysterious French pirate who terrorizes the Carolinas, he jumps at the chance to get back into the fray. But he made many enemies during his pirate years, and danger lurks.... Cinebook, 2023....More.

Item Code: REDB01
Soft Cover, 9x11, 56pg, Full Color
Here’s more good adventure, western and war stories in the Cinebook line: Buck Danny, Valerian, Lonesome, Texas Jack, Lucky Luke, The Battle, The Regiment, Isabellae, etc.

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Recommended. By Brian Haberlin. Art by Geirrod Van Dyke. Outstanding painted covers and Corben-esque artwork. In a world where your guild means everything, classless Sylv is labeled a Barbarian. She’s a jack of all trades who can fight, pick most pockets, and cast a spell or two. But without official membership in a guild she’s barred from having adventures. No adventures mean no money, and no money makes it awfully hard to support herself and her 7-foot-tall disabled brother. But when an underhanded cleric says he’s got the quest of a lifetime for her, she can’t really say no (even if she knows she should). It’ll take every skill she’s got to stay alive, save a child, prevent the fabric of the universe from being ripped apart, and prove that being multi-skilled isn't totally barbaric. Image Comics, 2023....More.

Item Code: LASB01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color

THE FORGED Volume 1 Operation: Black Box
Collects #1-3. By Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann. Art by Mike Henderson. In the 11th millennium of the rule of the Eternal Empress a squad of planet-smashing super soldiers, safe in their Transformer-like exo-bodies, find their routine mission to be anything but. After 10,000 years, for the first time it's First Contact with an alien civilization. And these neighbors are pissed. "A sexy, adult, action-packed space opera filled with interesting characters, [great] visuals, and glorious science fiction on a marvelously grandiose scale..." - Comic Watch Image comics, 2023....More.

Item Code: FORG01
Soft Cover, 8x10, 152pg, Full Color

Collects Unbreakable Red Sonja #1-5 and one-shot, Red Sonja and Cub. Cover by Lucio Parrillo. Red Sonja carries a hazy vision that lurks just out of reach in her memories. The answer to that mysterious moment will unlock a journey of forbidden magic and searing steel as Sonja's past and present collide in a quest beyond anything our scarlet-haired hero has faced before. Suddenly she Also has a young companion to keep alive. 50 variant covers by Panosian, Castro, live cosplay models, de la Torre, Finch, Celina et al. Dynamite, 2023....More.

Item Code: UNBRED
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

STAR WARS The Mandalorian The Manga Volume 1
Highly Recommended. A handsome new manga retelling of the first Mandalorian episodes. Years after the fall of the Galactic Empire, a solitary bounty hunter is given a simple mission. Find and return the Child to the Imperial Remnant, all that remains of the once all-powerful Empire. This mysterious orphan has a power that can possibly turn events in their favor, and acquisition of that power is paramount. Instead, the bounty hunter goes on the run with the Child to protect him from the forces that would do him harm. First in a continuing series. This takes you from the very beginning, through to the Mandalorian's first encounter with Grogu and IG, the Bounty Droid.VIZ Media, 2023....More.

Item Code: SWM01
Soft Cover, 5x8, 166pg, Full Color
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Recommended. By David Avallone. Art by Julius Ohta. It's almost 1953, Americans are afraid, there are flying saucers in the sky, a Commie spy under every bed...and something even more dangerous might be attacking America...from within! It's up to Model Agent Bettie Page to find out what it is...and stop it. Get ready for an alien encounter with the good-looking Bettie up for the fight. 21 variant covers by Royle, Ohta, Chantler, Shannon and vintage Bettie photo covers. Dynamite, 2023....More.

Item Code: BPU02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Full Color
Volume 1 is also $19.95. Here’s more Bettie and Elvira.

Comic Strips & more


Highly Recommended. The time-traveling caveman returns to the moon in a Cold War Race; Ooola is on a solo mission to the 1800's west to find an ancient alien monument and back in Moo, the ladies come out of the woodwork with eyes on Alley; unwanted immigrants in Moo; Alley is arrested for assault; and the rescue of an adorable tiger kitten! Lots of variety, adventures all over the world and throughout time...Hamlin is still the master storyteller and artist. Acoustic Learning, 2023....More.

Item Code: ALLE58
Soft Cover, 11x7, 160pg, b&w
Here’s more Oop by V.T. Hamlin and the newer series by Dave Graue.

Recommended. Frank Robbins' masterpiece, one of the all-time greatest action/adventure newspaper comic strips. Johnny fighting crime around the world, meeting new friends, old friends, and beautiful women...he jumps in to aid the battle against the People's Republic of China and the spread of communism to Tibet and beyond. We meet Sabina Eden, who captures Johnny's heart...and Sequin, back from Volume 9, and Snap Hunter, news photographer from Volume 7. "Star Witness," "The Hunter," "Where Angels Fear to Tread," "Search for Wisdom," "Double in Brass," and "Snap Shot." Hermes Press, 2023....More.

Item Code: JH10H
Hard Cover, 10x6, 240pg, b&w
Three other Johnny Hazard collections remain available. Here’s more by Frank Robbins.

HOCUS POCUS The Complete Collection
Recommended. By Rik Worth and Richard Wiseman. Art by Jordan Collver and Owen Watts. Explore the Bizarre, the Impossible and the Unexplained. The Eisner-nominated history of science and the supernatural is finally available in this attractive hardcover with the complete series. 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. Strange-but-true stories of magical feats, scientific discoveries and paranormal investigations. 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. ...More.

Item Code: HOCPH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 178pg, Full Color

HOCUS POCUS The Illustrated Novelization Signed
Signed Bookplate by Gris! Highly Recommended. By A. W. Jantha. Art by Gris Grimly. A deluxe novelization, full-color illustrated edition of the cult classic Halloween film from 1993. Here are Max Dennison, the three witches who he inadvertently resurrected on Halloween, Binx the cat, and other iconic characters. Wonderful spot illustrations, full and even double-page pictures as only celebrated, renowned artist Gris Grimly can do it. In all their darkly humorous, uniquely gruesome glory! Disney Press, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: HOCPHS
Hard Cover, 9x11, 240pg, Text/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 October


THE CHILLINGLY Weird Art of Matt Fox Signed
Signed bookplate by author Roger Hill. Highly Recommended. Matt Fox (1906-1988) first gained notoriety for his jarring cover paintings on the pulp magazine Weird Tales from 1943 to 1951. His almost primitive artistry encompassed ghouls, demons, and grotesqueries of all types, evoking a disquieting horror vibe that no one since has ever matched. Fox suffered with chronic pain throughout his life, and that anguish permeated his classic 1950s cover illustrations and his lone story for Chilling Tales, putting them at the top of all pre-code horror comic enthusiasts' want lists. He brought his evocative storytelling skills (and an almost Basil Wolverton-esque ink line) to Atlas/Marvel horror comics of the 1950s and ‘60s, but since Fox never gave an interview, this unique creator remained largely unheralded—until now! TwoMorrows. 2023. Due: Oct....More.

Item Code: CHILMHS
Hard Cover, 128pg, Full Color

Recommended. Exclusive interviews and more than 900 pieces of artwork, photography, and advertising. An illustrated guide to Dungeons & Dragons‘ beloved fifth edition told through interviews, artwork, and visual ephemera from the designers, storytellers, and artists who bring it to life. When the re-imagined fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons debuted in the summer of 2014, tabletop role-playing games were on the brink of obsolescence. But within a few short years, D&D found greater success than it had ever enjoyed before, even surpassing its 1980s golden age. How did an analog game nearly a half century old become a star in a digital world? Ten Speed Press, 2023. Due: Oct....More.

Item Code: DDLOREH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 416pg, Full Color
$50.00 $44.95

THE SKY The Art of Final Fantasy Boxed Set
By Yoshitaka Amano. This lavish boxed set holds three separate hardcover books (The Sky 1, 2, and 3) containing Yoshitaka Amano’s visionary illustrations of the heroes, monsters, and worldscapes of the first ten games in the groundbreaking Final Fantasy series. Plus: bonus softcover All About Yoshitaka Amano, containing an interview, a bibliography, thumbnail guides to The Sky, and dozens of photographs of Amano, his New York and Tokyo studios, and what inspires him as an artist! And mini The Sky Premium Flipbook, containing two different Final Fantasy animations made by Amano. Plus more! Dark Horse, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: SKYFF
Hardcover/Softcover/Flipbook, 824pg, Full Color

Collects Klaus #1-7, 2016-19, four complete adventures. Before he became a myth and legend.... The complete, deluxe hardcover collection of the man who would be Santa Claus, and who dared to challenge the dark forces of magic and malevolence! From comics icon Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Luda) and the artistic talents of Dan Mora (World's Finest, Once & Future) comes a bold adventure into the lands of endless winter, where the sword-swinging adventurer known as Klaus and his wolven companion, Lilli, would begin a centuries-long journey to uphold his immortal mission... and make the world safe. Boom!, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: COMKH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 496pg, Full Color
$59.99 $52.50

New printing, larger format. By Chester Gould. Edited by Max Allan Collins. A complete collection of the fabled, ground-breaking adventure strip by acclaimed author and artist, Gould (1900-1985). Included are nearly 600 comic strips, from Feb 1935-July 1936. Among these strips are everyone's favorite classic villains, including Steve the Tramp, Stooge Viller and Big Boy. This volume features Gould's famous retelling of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and many more of his detective crime scene investigations. Oblong format. IDW, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: CC03H
Hard Cover, 11x8, 256pg, b&w
$59.99 $52.50

New printing. By Chester Gould. Faceless foes bookend the stories here. Reissue of the 4th of the original six Dick Tracy volumes in the larger format that became the series standard. The intrepid detective and his friends tackle invisible enemies when they square off against the notorious Purple Cross Gang and their masked leader. Later, Tracy and Pat Patton come to grips — and blows! — with The Blank, whose look predates The Question, whose name predates The Shining, and whose unmasked face harkens back to Lon Chaney as Quasimodo! Sandwiched between those two tales, Tracy is caught in a web of intrigue along with three amoral young girls, millionaire wastrel Johnny Mintworth and his mother, plus the powerful mobs fronted by "Collie" Vinsso and Danny Supeena. IDW, 2023. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: CC04H
Hard Cover, 11x8, 264pg, b&w
$59.99 $52.50
Click here for all available and coming Dick Tracy.

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Here's the three final Skylight titles that have come in. Two more in the series: Top Model Nancy A and Top Model Gloria Sol. And the strangely named Shades of Lust and Pain—which is actually all about models themselves setting the stage and getting VERY kinky with sex toys, bondages, other models….and not a guy in sight!

Here’s more of the latest releases from Skylight.

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Spectrum Quarterly Vol 3

Cover feature on Brom, who will sign an exclusive, limited printing bookplate for us, with work not in his previous art books. Also in this issue is a Wrightson feature with his later work, not included in A Look Back. Allesandra, artist for Magic: The Gathering. Monster Pieces gallery with art by Mark English, John Jude Palencar and Kara Ortiz among others. Arnie calls this "...a sort of Halloween issue." Not yet available for your order, but we’ll announce it soon.

Meanwhile. Volume 1 is sold out. Volume 2 is still available with a color bookplate signed by Ed Binkley, the cover feature artist [SPEQ02. $25]. Limited to 1000 copies. Exclusively available though just a few select dealers, not through Diamond or comic shops or book stores.

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OAF-Con Sept 2023

I’ll be flying to Oklahoma by the time you read this, for the show on Sept 16-17. I know I will see quite a few of you there! Next up is the local Edgar Rice Burroughs show (ECOF) here in Roseville, then the big Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair in mid-October.

Blackhawk Volume 5

We have found some copies with contents of Vol 2, issues #13-16. This is supposed to contain issues #25-30. Check if you got one of these; take a picture of it, cover partly opened and showing page 1, and we’ll replace it. Please send the photo to



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