Thursday, July 11, 2024

The Complete Mitzi McCoy, JLA VS King Kong and Godzilla, Tankhead, The Phantom, Richard Thompson, Carl Barks and Bernie Wrightson.

The Lost Art of Kreigh Collins kicks off with the complete Mitzi McCoy—don’t miss this. The JLA meet King Kong and Godzilla; Tankhead; Batman and Robin Adventures; The Phantom; Richard Thompson; Gil Elvgren. Coming: Carl Barks Rarities, World’s Finest Omnibus, a limited edition Berni Wrightson tribute.

Also, the 20% off ALL RARE BOOKS sale continues until July 19. Save now, it’ll be quite a while before we do this again! This applies to ALL Rare Books, even new ones just listed this week and to be listed next Wednesday in New Arrivals. See below for more details.

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Graphic Novels

 


JUSTICE LEAGUE VS GODZILLA VS KONG
Collects #1-7. Highly Recommended. "I know how to take Superman and the JLA off the board. Forever." - Lex Luthor. The Legion of Doom unlocks a portal to another dimension, unleashing the fiercest Monsters in the Multiverse. Godzilla, the King of the Monsters has emerged from the deep seas of Metropolis, interrupting Superman’s proposal to Lois Lane. King Kong is taking on the world’s greatest heroes in his home turf, Skull Island. Can the Justice League send these creatures back to their own dimension? DC Comics, 2024....More.

Item Code: JLVGH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 264pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

More Godzilla. We have him here. And Kong!
 


MATHIEU BABLET'S THE MIDNIGHT ORDER
Recommended. “X-Files meets Men in Black with witches.” Excellent artwork, deluxe metallic gilt cover. Created by artist and author Mathieu Bablet, creator of the celebrated, award-winning Shangri-La, Carbon & Silicon, and Adrastea, The Midnight Order is an action-packed series of interlinked short tales set in a shadowy shared universe of witches, witch-hunters, and a menagerie of unimaginable beasts that roam the world unnoticed. With a team of 13 other writers and artists, Mathieu weaves an intricate tale around Sheridan and Johnson, two of the Order’s best agents. Magnetic Press, 2024....More.

Item Code: MIDNO
Soft Cover, 8x11, 272pg, Full Color
$24.99
Here’s more of the latest graphic novels from France.
 

Art Books

 


TANKHEAD Mechanical Encyclopedia Artbook
Giant armored vehicles called tankheads clash on the battlefields of the Neverending War. These walking behemoths come in many devastating forms, battling across land, air and sea. From the minds of artist Emerson Tung (Doom Eternal, Warhammer 40K) and writer Tim Popelier, Tankhead is a world-building art book that explores these walking weapons and their conflict-filled history. Udon Entertainment, 2024....More.

Item Code: TANKMH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 232pg, Full Color
$59.99 $54.99
 


Item Code: HIDT02H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 176pg, Full Color
$49.99

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

Here is more from Udon Entertainment: The Street Fighter Swimsuit Specials 1 and 2, Legendary Visions: The Art of Genzoman from 2011, The Art of Menage à 3 (Adult), and in Rare Books, Apple Collection 01 from 2008.
 

Comics Archives

 


THE BATMAN AND ROBIN ADVENTURES Omnibus
Collects Batman & Robin Adventures #1-25, Annual #1-2, Lost Years #1-5 and more, 1995-98. Recommended. By Paul Dini, Ty Templeton and Hilary J. Bader. Art by Rick Burchett et al. The adventure continues in this follow-up to the four-time Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series. Batman and Robin must face some of Gotham's most iconic foes in this roller coaster adventure to save Gotham. Here are Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, The Riddler, Ra's al Ghul, Harley Quinn and the Joker, all fighting on the other side. DC Comics, 2024. ...More.

Item Code: BATRAH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 904pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
 


ALLEY OOP AND THE DRAGON OF SILENE 1963 V.T. Hamlin
Highly Recommended. AAlley Oop must rescue the town of Silene from a rampaging dragon — and win the affections of the beautiful Princess! All in North Africa in the 3rd Century! Then he's off to King Arthur's time, and Alley's riding a horse and jousting and freeing prisoners from a castle. Watch Alley's rise from Cad to King as the irrepressible "Big Charley," as well as his hit making twist as "King Willie" on the radio! Plus it's jealousy time for Oola when a new girl turns up in Moo and finds Alley quite the guy. Acoustic Learning, 2024....More.

Item Code: ALLE63
Soft Cover, 11x7, 158pg, b&w
$27.50
 


ALLEY OOP THE ART INVASION 1993 Dave Graue
Recommended. Alley's beloved homeland of Moo has been occupied by the warriors of Lem! Nothing can oppose their might... except one clever artist with an unexpected plan! And if that weren't enough, the children of Moo are being kidnapped by Ontok, king of the Longtails! And Oscar Boom time-travels into Moo to find Alley and Oola. Acoustic Learning, 2024....More.

Item Code: ALLE93
Soft Cover, 9x8, 106pg, b&w
$19.99
Catch up on Alley Oop collections here.
 

Comic Strips & Panels

 


THE LOST ART OF KREIGH COLLINS Volume 1 The Complete Mitzi McCoy
Our Highest Recommendation. Introduction by Frank M. Young. Afterword by Ed Catto. Pin-up girls, ventriloquists, counterfeiters, arson...the beautiful Mitzi is always in the heart of the action. She's a pilot, and starts her adventures crashing her plane in the Canadian wilderness. The superbly drawn strip lasted for 99 Sundays, and then morphed into Kevin the Bold, set in the same world as Prince Valiant, which ran for nearly two decades! The first eleven weeks of Kevin are also here! Today Collins' work is deeply admired by the few people who know it. Picture This Press, 2018....More.

Item Code: LOSK01
Soft Cover, 11x8, 148pg, Partial Color
$27.95
Coming next by Kreigh (pronounced KREE) Collins will be several volumes of the long-running Kevin the Bold. This historical adventure is often compared to Prince Valiant, and that’s quite appropriate. Or a cross between Val and Terry and the Pirates? I just picked up several years of these in the original Sunday pages and they are just grand. I’m so pleased these will be finally collected. Stay tuned!
 


PHANTOM THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES Volume 32 1986-1987
By Lee Falk. Art by Sy Barry. Four complete continuities drawn by Sy Barry continue the adventures of The Phantom, Diana, and his two children: "Tarashima Terrorists," "The Snake Goddess," "Zabadabah," and "Ruler of Baronkhan," where a young man set to inherit a kingdom is being targeted for murder by someone, and The Phantom is going to solve the mystery. Hermes, 2024....More.

Item Code: PH32H
Hard Cover, 12x9, 272pg, b&w
$60.00
Here’s previous volumes and more Phantom.
 


RICHARD THOMPSON The Incomplete Art of Why Things Are
Highly Recommended. Foreword by Joel Achenbach. Before the incalculable capacity of the Internet to answer nearly any question put to it while allowing a legion of pedants to hold forth without constraint, getting the facts of the matter took some effort. Just before the end of those benighted times there was a Washington Post column entitled “Why Things Are” to which readers could pose everything from child-like queries to stoner hypotheticals in the hope of answers to life’s arcane conundrums. Picture This Press, 2017. ...More.

Item Code: RICTHO
Soft Cover, 8x8, 346pg, b&w
$24.95
 


ALSO AVAILABLE
LOCAL FAUNA The Art of Peter de Sève Hurt
Our Highest Recommendation. Peter de Sève’s work spans four decades and various media, from magazines, books, and television commercials to Broadway posters and character designs for animated feature films. He is perhaps best recognized for his many covers for The New Yorker magazine and his character designs for the blockbuster Ice Age franchise (Scrat is a veritable international celebrity). De Sève has also contributed to such films as Finding Nemo, Robots, The Little Prince, and The Grinch, to name only a few. He is currently busy at work on various animated projects in both the United States and Europe. Cernunnos, 2023....More.

Item Code: LOCFHSR
Hard Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Partial Color
$40.00 $20.00
We also have as-new copies of Local Fauna that come with a signed bookplate [LOCFHS. $40].
 


ALSO AVAILABLE
CALVIN AND HOBBES Portable Compendium Set Volume 2
Second of a 7-part series, strips 1987-1988. Our Highest Recommendation. 500 more great strips in a new portable format designed to introduce the timeless adventures of a boy and his stuffed tiger to a new generation of readers or allow readers to complete their collection of all ten years of Calvin. Calvin and Hobbes is one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger first appeared in 1985 and was being read in more than 2,400 newspapers when Bill Watterson retired on January 1, 1996. Andrews McMeel, 2024....More.

Item Code: CALV02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 288pg, Partial Color
$21.99
The of Calvin and Hobbes, Compendium 1 [CALV01. $19.99] is also available.
 


ALSO AVAILABLE
MACANUDO Optimism is for the Brave
Our Highest Recommendation. You have to check this out — some of the funniest strips since Calvin and Hobbes and Cul de Sac. Brilliant, wildly imaginative, funny! - Bud The second volume in Fantagraphics’ English-language collection of the internationally beloved newspaper strip. Elves, witches, forest monsters, unicorns, children, talking cats and penguins... plus zombies with fitbits, Stephen King’s Christine working as an Uber, and office politics? The bounds of a daily comic strip don’t restrict Macanudo‘s imagination or subjects.With the range of The Far Side, the whimsy of Mutts, and the heart of Calvin & Hobbes, artist Liniers brings his distinctive illustrative line and sensitive watercolors to whatever crosses his mind on a given day. Fantagraphics, 2023....More.

Item Code: MACOH
Hard Cover, 7x9, 176pg, Full Color
$24.99 $22.99
 

2025 Calendars

 


PIN-UP GIRLS GIL ELVGREN 2025 Calendar (Orange Circle)
Recommended. The very best of Elvgren — these really are many of his finest and most seductive ladies. The best in vintage pin-up (and sometimes humor) from the heyday of the good girl calendars. Here are his superb paintings which have made him the #1 pin-up painter of modern times, even eclipsing Varga. All reproduced oversized and spreading across both calendar pages like a Playboy centerfold. Orange Circle, 2024....More.

Item Code: PIG25
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.99
Women of Myth and Magic 2025 is also already in stock [WOME25. $15.99]. Click here for past calendars at half price or as low as $3.99, including 2024 titles. And click here for book collections with Gil Elvgren, Vargas, and other pin-up masters.
 

3...2...1...Gone!

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.

 

Coming in August

 


CARL BARKS COMIC & STORIES Original Art Edition MGM Volume 2
Edited by Kim Weston. This volume prints 13 complete large, four-tier Carl Barks stories in their original, full-size black-and-white format — one full page of art on each page of the book! These 13 stories of the combined Barney Bear & Benny Burro feature were originally published in Our Gang Comics #11-23, and another volume containing the rest of the stories from Our Gang Comics #24-36 is planned for next year, yielding Barks' Complete MGM art in 3 volumes! This second volume measures 18 inches wide and 26 inches tall and weighs in at about 8 pounds! Looking at these pages as printed in this book is like looking at the pages fresh from the master's drawing board! Kim Weston, 2024. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. Due: Aug. ...More.

Item Code: CARBA02H
Hard Cover, 18x26, 108pg, b&w
$220.00
 


ALSO AVAILABLE
CARL BARKS COMICS & STORIES Original Art Edition
From Dell's Our Gang Comics, 1943-47. Highly Recommended. Edited by Kim Weston. This volume collects nine complete Carl Barks stories in the full size they were originally drawn, in black and white, reproduced from high quality stats made by the original publisher, Dell Comics. There are 2 Happy Hound (Droopy) stories, 3 Benny Burro solo stories, and 4 stories of the combined Barney Bear and Benny Burro feature. These all appeared in Our Gang Comics. The earliest (1943-44) and lesser known stories here were done at the same time Barks was doing stories in Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #38-42 and "The Mummy's Ring" in Four Color #9. Kim Weston, 2023. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge....More.

Item Code: CARBAH
Hard Cover, 14x20, 108pg, b&w
$100.00
 

In our Rare & Out of Print room we have 13 Carl Barks Library of Donald Duck Sets by Another Rainbow. These have yet to be processed, but email todd@budplant.com if you are interested. We have volumes 1-3, 4-5, and 7-9.

Here’s more Carl Barks.

 


THE ART OF DREAMWORKS ANIMATION Celebrating 30 Years
By Ramin Zahed and Jerry Beck. Brimming with rare concept art, preproduction designs, and character sketches, this comprehensive collection offers behind-the-scenes access to the DreamWorks archives. Insider anecdotes and perspectives from actors, directors, producers, and artists. Celebrates the studio’s enduring legacy of delivering fully immersive worlds, compelling characters, and great stories that inspire endless possibilities. Abrams, 2024....More.

Item Code: ARTDWH
Hard Cover, 14x12, 576pg, Partial Color
$200.00
Here is more from Dreamworks.
 

Coming in September

 


BERNIE WRIGHTSON ARTBOOK A Tribute
Limted, 650. Recommended. Deluxe hardcover. Written remembrances and original artwork inspired by Bernie's work, from a variety of top comic industry and Hollywood talent, including 30 pieces from Bernie. Contributions from Mike Mignola, Bill Sienkiewicz, Thomas Jane, Tim Bradstreet, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Rubenstein, Yannick Paquette, Howard Chaykin, Dan Panosian, Mark Wheatley, Francesco Francavilla, Joe Jusko, Dan Brereton, Patrick Olliffe, Eric Powell, Kyle Hotz, Troy Nixey, Dave Johnson, Todd Stashwick, Ron Marz, Ale Garza, Allen Milgrom, Shannon Eric Denton, Tony Harris, Jason Miller, Jim Valentino, Brett Blevins, Steve Rude, Bob Almond, Kelley Jones, Jeff Johnson, and many more! Massive, 2024. Due: Sept....More.

Item Code: BERNWAH
Hard Cover, 224pg, Partial Color
$45.00
With a limitation of only 650 copies, I will be surprised if this lasts very long. Reserve your copy immediately. Click here for more from Bernie.
 

Coming in November

 


BATMAN & SUPERMAN WORLD'S FINEST The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Superman #76, 1952 and World's Finest #71-116, 1954- 61. Highly Recommended. By Edmond Hamilton, Jerry Coleman and Bill Finger. Art by Curt Swan and Dick Sprang. Foreword by Mark Waid. Afterword by Jim Amash. Witness Batman and Superman’s first encounter! They had been fighting crime separately for years, but it wasn’t until the historic Superman #76 in 1952 that Superman, the Man of Steel, finally teamed up with Batman himself. That story proved so popular that the two quickly became the main feature in World’s Finest Comics — and the greatest friendship in comics was born. All those first adventures together are gathered for the first time!! DC Comics, 2024. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: BATS01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 632pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00

We also have the original DC Batman World’s Finest Archives in stock, from 2002 and 2007, in Rare Books. [#1: RB978 and #2: RB5114. $75 each]. Now at 20% off, $60 each, until July 19th.

Here’s more Omnibus volumes from the Golden Age and Silver Age with Batman, Superman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Legion, Green Lantern, JLA and The Teen Titans.

 


AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES 1945-1949
Highly Recommended. By Richard J. Arndt and Kurt F. Mitchell At long last, this 1945-49 volume covers the comic book industry during the aftermath of World War II, when scores of writers and artists returned from foreign battlefields to resume their careers. It was a period when readers began turning away from the escapist entertainment offered by super-heroes in favor of other genres, like the grittier, more brutal crime comics. It was a time when Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created Young Romance, inaugurating a golden age of romance comics. And it was during this five-year period that Timely and National Comics capitalized on the popularity of Westerns, that Bill Gaines plotted a new course for EC Comics in the wake of his father’s death, and that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster first sued for the rights to Superman. TwoMorrows, 2024. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: ACB08H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 288pg, Full Color
$49.95 $44.95
Still available are the 1970s on sale at $34.95, 1940-44 at $39.95, and the 1950s at $42.50.
 


DEATH OF WOLVERINE Omnibus
Collects Wolverine #1-13, 2013-14; Wolverine #1-12, 2014 and much more. By Paul Cornell. Art by Alan Davis et al. Cover by Alex Ross. When Logan loses his healing factor, he must quickly adjust to a very different reality; All of a sudden, the unkillable mutant is all too mortal. And an army of villains and mercenaries is lining up to be the one who puts him in the ground! With a new protective suit, Wolverine joins with old allies including Kitty Pryde, Storm and Nick Fury on a hunt for a cure — but faced with only months to live, he must prepare himself for one final encounter with his greatest foe, Sabretooth.? Marvel, 2024. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: DEAWH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1232pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
 


MARVEL MASTERWORKS UNCANNY X-MEN Volume 2
Collects X-Men #101-110, 1976-78. Here is where the X-Men phenom began, back in 1976, with the revival of the discontinued series. Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum create the All-New and All-Different X-Men...! Jean Grey must emerge from the ashes as the Phoenix. The Juggernaut and Black Tom Cassidy drive Storm, Colossus and Wolverine to the edge. Magneto returns. It’s off to outer space to meet the Shi’ar and the Starjammers. Weapon Alpha's premiere. Marvel, 2024. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: MMUX02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
Volume 1 is also available for pre-order. Due September. Here are more re-masterworks with Spidey and the FF.
 


CONAN THE BARBARIAN The Original Comics Omnibus Volume 3
Highly Recommended. By Roy Thomas and John Buscema. Conan joins the Crimson Company, consorts with Belit, pirate queen of the Black Coast to reave across Hyboria's high seas and into the dark depths of its jungles. There, Conan will earn his honored name — Amra — in one of the Cimmerian's greatest epics! Titan, 2024. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: CONOC03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 824pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
 


CONAN THE BARBARIAN The Original Comics Omnibus Volume 4
Highly Recommended. Roy Thomas' decade-long original run on Conan the Barbarian ranks as one of the greatest in comic book history, and it was crucial in making Conan an icon known the world over! Roy and artistic collaborator John Buscema bring the saga of Bêlit and her quest for the crown of Asgulun to a conclusion. It's a tale that will forever change Conan's life — and the adventures that follow feature a more savage Conan, fiercer than ever and truly unbound! Plus: sequels to The Hour of the Dragon, an offbeat What If? tale that places Conan in the middle of modern-day New York City and a massive trove of original art, essays and behind-the-scenes material! Mature Readers. Titan, 2024. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: CONOC04H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 880pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
 


SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN The Original Comics Volume 3
Highly Recommended. Writer Roy Thomas and Conan artist supreme John Buscema are joined by a host of top-tier visual talents — Frank Brunner, Gene Colan, Sal Buscema, Ernie Chan and Carmine Infantino — to tell Conan's most savage tales. This volume's stories range from the young Cimmerian's exploits as a mercenary to his latter days as king of Aquilonia in the iconic "Scarlet Citadel." Anchoring it is Thomas and Buscema's 160-page adaptation of Conan the Buccaneer. Titan, 2024. Due: Nov....More.

Item Code: SAVOC03H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 912pg, Full Color
$150.00 $130.00
Here’s more Conan Omnibus editions.
 

Mature Readers

Once again, Cave Painting: The Art of Budd Root is back in stock. Co-published with Frank Cho, I believe we are just about the only source for this excellent collection. It’s made our annual bestsellers list for several years. [CAVPH. $30]. Click here for more Cavewoman, and here for our adult comics section.

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Rare Books

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SAVE 20% on All Rare & Out of Print Books for ONE MORE WEEK ONLY!!

We sent out a Rare Books email on Tuesday and already a couple dozen titles are gone. But click here to see ALL the available NEW ARRIVALS, then go explore the sections for more bargains. New Arrivals next week, July 17, will also be available at discount!

Coupon code: JULY24.

Coupon expires Friday July 19th. Orders over $300, after discount, are shipped FREE in the U.S. You can also combine with regular items, of course, but discount is only on Rare Books.

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News & Notes

 

Goners – newly discounted

Goners are books we have 3 copies or less of; they have either gone out of print, or are being discontinued. We often leave them at full price since they’ll very often sell out in short order. However, I’ve identified a goodly list, over 300 titles, that have been taking longer to clear out than they should. So I’ve lowered prices, from retail to 40% off, or 50% off, or even 60% or more off if they’ve already been discounted once.

Here’s the entire list; act promptly, we may have just one or two copies left of most of these. We just want to clear them out to make way for new items. Code: NRP0724.

 

July and August Sale

Next week our July Sale list goes out. But you can get a jump on it, and also on the August Sale. Click JULSALE, AUGSALE and act now, supplies are limited. I’ve dropped prices on many PS Artbooks, many Omnibus volumes are now 50% off...

 

EC News

We’ve cataloged the complete Squa Tront set I mentioned, along with both issues of Kurtzman’s Trump. See them all here.

 

Corben goes Out of Print

Illustrator's Quarterly #42, the Corben feature issue, has gone out of print. We have 14 copies left as I write this. IQ doesn't always reprint regular issues, so we don't know if we'll see a new printing of this or not. [IQ42. $27.99].

 

Toll Free No More

With modern technology, very few people need or use Toll Free 800 numbers anymore. Since it is a cost to us and very few customers use it, we are dropping it.

~Bud

 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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New Rare Books List
 

SAVE 20% on All Rare & Out of Print Books!!

We were going to discount everything except new arrivals--but it turned out to be too complex to pull it off. So we give up--each and every RARE & OUT OF PRINT book is 20% off, including the new listings this Wednesday, July 10th, and next week, July 17 with this coupon code: JULY24.

Coupon expires Friday July 19th. Free shipping for U.S. orders, as always, on orders (after discount) over $300.

 

Summer 2024
Bud's Incredible Catalog

We've revved up cataloging rare books and we are now uploading too many to feature in our weekly eblast. Uploads are done every Wednesday; if you want the best opportunity to order (we generally have just ONE copy of each book), jump on it early by browsing Just Arrived/Rare & Out of Print to keep abreast on the latest listings.

Every book you see below is a New Arrival. This time we are featuring signed and limited books, multiple book sets, and special artists Mark Schultz, Alex Toth, and Richard Corben.

Inquire if you are looking for something specific, we have LOTS of books still to be cataloged and new collections keep coming our way. Email todd@budplant.com. We do NOT list our stock on any website except our own: not on Amazon or any other site. You, our regular customer, always find out about new items first.

 

Signed Editions

 


JULES VERNE'S Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under The Sea Signed/LimitedFirst Edition. Signed & Limited to 1000 (590/1000). By Gary Gianni. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne. The novel was originally serialized from March 1869 through June 1870 in Pierre-Jules Hetzel’s fortnightly periodical, the Magasin d’éducation et de récréation. A deluxe octavo edition, published by Hetzel in November 1871, included 111 illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou. Hieronymus, 2001. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine. ...More.

Item Code: RB5957
Soft Cover, 9x12, 54pg, Black & White
$125.00
See more by Gary Gianni, many signed.
 


COMICS ABOUT CARTOONISTS Signed
Signed by Craig Yoe. Edited and Designed by Craig Yoe. Comics About Cartoonists is a mind-blowing, full-color hardback book collecting rare comics about real and fictional cartoonists. Read comics about cartoonists by the top illustrators and creators in the field: Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Jack Cole, Dick Briefer, Winsor McCay, Chester Gould, Sheldon Mayer, Milton Caniff, Ernie Bushmiller, Basil Wolverton, Siegel and Shuster, Will Eisner, Elzie Segar, and Harvey Kurtzman! Plus, more by Charles Schulz, George Herriman, and a 1940s comic about Walt Disney! It's a veritable "Who's Who" of great cartoonists, drawing superhero, horror, funny animal, funny people, war and romance comics about cartoonists! IDW, 2013. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Top corners bumped....More.

Item Code: RB8246
Hard Cover Deluxe, 8x11, 192pg, Full Color
$70.00
 


MARK SCHULTZ VARIOUS DRAWINGS Volume Two Signed/Limited
Signed and Limited to 1000. By Mark Schultz. In this second volume of Various Drawings, Mark Schultz gives us a dynamic new collection of illustrations. Examples feature Schultz's work for illustration, comics, private commissions, and stunning new works created especially for this book. Flesk, 2006. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Tiny bump to top corner front cover....More.

Item Code: RB8275
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 9x11, 48pgs, b&w
$80.00
Volume 3-5 are also available, as well as a three volume set of Carbon.
 


XENOZOIC TALES Set of 8 issues Signed
Issue #14 is signed "For Richard" by Mark Schultz. By Mark Schultz. Xenozoic Tales presents Cadillacs and Dinosaurs by Mark Schultz. The love story of Jack Tenrec and Hannah Dundee. Set of 7 issues. Issue #2, #6, #7, #9, #11, #12, #13, #14. Kitchen Sink, 1987-1996. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Some minor edge and cover wear....More.

Item Code: RB8398
Comic, 6 x 10, 32pg, Black & White
$100.00
 


ALSO AVAILABLE
MODERN MASTERS VOLUME 15 Mark Schultz
First Edition. By Eric Nolen-Weathington and Mark Schultz. The Modern Masters series from TwoMorrows looks at the life and work of one of today's top comic-book artists. Volume 15 features Mark Schultz. Although published in 2008, this remains the one-and-only comprehensive look at Mark's amazing work and career. Schultz's attention to detail and love of the female form happily coexist with ferocious dinosaurs and savage beasts. His career and techniques are showcased in this informative biographical interview. Pages of great b&w drawings are accompanied by an eight page color gallery and an exclusive interview. His lush, exquisite artwork is enough alone to prove him to be a Modern Master! TwoMorrows, 2008. Out Of Print. Condition. Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB6000
Soft Cover, 8x11, 120pg, Black & White
$75.00
Click here to see seven more Modern Masters by Bruce Timm, Walter Simonson, Frank Cho and others.
 


THE COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS VOL. 3 Signed
Signed & Numbered from 400. By R. Crumb. Introduction by Marty Pahls. These early volumes of the multiple Harvey and Eisner Award-winning Complete Crumb Comics series have been amongst the most demanded reprints the last few years. Starring Fritz the Cat includes the stories that began to build the Crumb legend: the original Fritz stories from Harvey Kurtzman's Help! magazine in 1965, plus much rare art, some of Crumb's long-lost American Greeting cards from the 60s, and more. First Edition and Signed. #43 of 400. Fantagraphics. 1989. Condition: Very Good. Page 1 of the comics has two small tear holes in it. They do not affect the story. First is in panel one by Fritz' foot. Second is in last panel in the housewife's curlers. See Product Gallery....More.

Item Code: RB8107
Hard Cover Deluxe, 8.5" x 11", 128pg, Partial Color
$100.00
 


ALSO AVAILABLE
ART & BEAUTY MAGAZINE TWO ISSUE SET
Robert Crumb's sketchbook magazine "Art & Beauty." Volume One is called "To Uplift & Enlighten." This is the Kitchen Sink Edition. There is a Fantagraphics Publication edition as well. Number 2 is called "To Render and Glorify the Life of Today." This is the Fantagraphics Publication edition. Beautiful sketch work and interesting quotations in both magazines. Includes 22" x 28" poster for R. Crumb Sketchbook, "R Crumb's Head is an Open Book." Kitchen Sink. 1996. Fantagraphics. 2003. Condition. Very Fine. Adult material....More.

Item Code: RB8048
Magazine, 7.5" x 10.5", Black & White
$120.00
Click here for more R. Crumb.
 


LEONARD STARR'S MARY PERKINS ON STAGE Volume 3 Signed
Signed (85/500). By Leonard Starr. This is the third installment of Starr's legendary strip has our intrepid Mary Perkins fighting off the bad guys and looking good while doing it! Features six complete story lines from April 20, 1959 to June 12,1960 and an introduction by artist Joe Jusko. Starr's elegant linework and riveting plot lines make this a classic strip, loaded with intrigue and chic art. Classic Comics Press, 2007. Condition: Very Fine.      ...More.

Item Code: RB8374
Soft Cover, 11x8, 194pg, b&w
$90.00
Volumes 1-2 & 4-5 are also available.
 


DAAN JIPPES Avonturier in strip enanimatie (Adventurer In Comics & Animation) Signed
First Edition. Signed. Text in Dutch. By Jan-Willem De Vries and Daan Jippes. An incredible exhibition catalog from the Dutch Comics Museum. 160 pages devoted to the career of master draftsman Daan Jippes, considered one of the greatest Dutch comics artists of all time. Daan Jippes drew hundreds of covers for Disney comic albums and for the Donald Duck weekly magazine, of which he was art director in the 1970s. Numerous Donald Duck stories are also his work. He is internationally appreciated as one of the best Disney cartoonists. Inscribed to Bob, with a Donald Duck drawing on the first page by Daan Jippes. Also, to Bob from Jan-Willem. Dutch Comic Museum, 2017. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Light edge wear along back spine....More.

Item Code: RB5681
Soft Cover, 8x12, 160pgs, Partial Color
$200.00
 


JOE GOLEM And The Drowning City Signed & Limited
First Edition. Signed & Limited to 1000. By Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. After a séance gone horribly wrong, strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits abduct the aging psychic Orlov the Conjuror, sending his young assistant Molly McHugh racing through the canals of a submerged Manhattan. As Molly flees her captors through a sunken city full of scavengers, her one hope comes in the form of two strange men: Simon Church, a Victorian-era detective kept alive by clockwork gears and magic, and his assistant, Joe Golem, whose mysterious past is hinted at in dreams of stone and witches. Dark Horse, 2012. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB5995
Hard Cover With Slip Case, 8x10, 312pg, Partial Color
$125.00
 


THE DINOSAURS DELUXE Signed & Limited + Signed Sketch
First Edition. Signed & Limited to 1000 (790/1000). Inscribed to "Richard" with a sketch. By William Stout. Drawings and commentary describe the world of the dinosaur and how dinosaurs moved, ate, lived, and died. Original leather bound 1981. Artist’s proof edition of the book that changed the public’s concepts of dinosaurs. Slipcase. Bantam Books, 1981. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. ...More.

Item Code: RB5961
Hard Cover Slip Case Deluxe, 9x12, 160 pgs, Full Color
$300.00
Stout sketchbooks and card sets can be found here.
 


COMIC BOOK PEOPLE 1 & 2 Set Signed
First Editions. Signed. By Jackie Estrada. This high-quality, beautiful hardcover set offers a unique peek at the early days of comics conventions before they were big pop culture events, when the giants of the industry mingled casually with their peers and fans, featuring some hundreds of candid photos of comic creators taken in the 1970s, 1980s & 1990s at the San Diego Comic-Con, along with commentary and anecdotes about each. Jackie Estrada was one of the instrumental people behind the scenes at the fabulous Comic-Con (as well as the significant-other of artist/writer Batton Lash). But she is also a top photographer, as these photos show. No dustjackets. Exhibit A, 1014-2015. Out Of Print. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. Book 1. Fine. Book 2. Has a 2 inch tear at the bottom of the title page and bumped bottom outer corners....More.

Item Code: RB5698
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 150pgs each, Partial Color
$100.00
 


MONSTRUO The Art Of Carlos Haunte Signed
First Edition. Signed. By Carlos Huante. Monstruo features a wonderful range of monster and character design artwork from one of the entertainment industry's finest talents. From simple pencil sketches that magically capture the gesture of his subject, to full-color digital and traditional media paintings. Design Studio, 2004. Out Of Print. Condition. Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB5578
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 8x10, 126pg, Full Color
$100.00
 


THE ART OF JIM FITZPATRICK PORTFOLIO Signed
First plate signed. By Jim Fitzpatrick. Jim Fitzpatrick printed several prints, books, and art portfolios in the early 80's with a Celtic style that is striking and unmistakable. This portfolio consists of eight plates. De'Danann Press, 1981. Condition: Fine Plus Portfolio cover has one tiny creases near the top and some minor spine stress at top and bottom.  ...More.

Item Code: RB8456
12x16, 8pg, Partial Color
$100.00
Cick here for Portfolio number two, and also The Book of Conquests Portfolio.
 

Artists & Illustration

 


ALBERT DORNE Master Illustrator
By David Apatoff. Here is the entire career of Albert Dorne; This complex titan of education, industry and illustration is presented in the pages of one comprehensive book. Featuring an informative essay by David Apatoff, an insightful introduction by author-illustrator Howard Munce, who knew the artist, and a graphic foreword by celebrated Mad magazine artist, Jack Davis, this volume captures the scope and breadth of Albert Dorne's many accomplishments. Dorne was the preeminent, highest paid illustrator of his day, sought after by the biggest companies and best magazines for his memorable advertising art and dynamic illustrations. Auad, 2012. Out of Print. Very Fine Minus: Slight edge wear along the top of the book....More.

Item Code: RB5697
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 9x12, 160pgs, Full Color
$225.00
See more from Auad Publishing.
 


THE ART OF EARL OLIVER HURST
First Edition. By Mitch Itkowitz, Earl Oliver Hurst, et al. Offering the work of famed illustrator Earl Oliver Hurst (1895-1958), this deluxe art book showcases his spirited, vibrant, "Dashed Off" style, which was uniquely his own and graced the pages of thousands of books and magazines for four decades. Hurst provided illustrations for such popular periodicals as Collier's and Home Magazine. He was also active illustrating children's books as well, and numerous examples of all of his work are evidence of his talent in this lovely book. Graphic Collectibles, 2005. Out of Print. Condition: Book is Very Fine. Dust Cover is Very Good. Slight edge bending and scratches....More.

Item Code: RB5705
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 9x11, 96 pg, Partial Color
$200.00
 


MASTERS OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION: 41 Illustrators & How They Worked
First Edition. By Fred Taraba. Covering 41 of America's greatest illustrators, this book is a showcase for hundreds of reproductions of original paintings, photographs, and tear sheets of vintage printed ephemeral materials. Each artist's life and career is discussed, and their working methods are described in detail. The Illustrated Press, 2011. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Two lightly bumped corners. Some minor edgewear....More.

Item Code: RB8461
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 9x12, 432pg, Text/Full Color
$200.00
 


ELFQUEST MAGAZINE COMPLETE SET PLUS THE GATHERUM
By Wendi and Richard Pini. This is a complete set of all 21 issues of the WaRP Graphics Elfquest Magazines from 1978 to 1985. Issue #1 is a third print but, issues #2 to #21 are all first prints! Additionally, a first print of The Elfquest Gatherum from 1981. Thrill to the early adventures of the Cutter, Leetah, Skywise and rest of the Wolfrider tribe. WaRP Graphics, 1978-1985. Condition: Fine. Issues show some cover wear. Gatherum has tipped corners and some soiling....More.

Item Code: RB8378
Magazine, 8 x 11, 36pg|146pg, Black & White
$200.00
 


THE MICHAEL WM. KALUTA TREASURY
First Edition. By Michael Kaluta. This is a great collection of rare Michael Kaluta’s artwork. There is lots of sketches, The Shadow and DC characters, pencil prelims for paintings and the most extensive Kaluta checklist to date, which includes comics, books, magazines, fanzines, posters, portfolios, ads & flyers and shirts. You’ll find great illustrations: 3 full-page color and 128 black & white illustrations. Glimmer Graphics, 1988. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB8007
Soft Cover, 8.5" x 11", Black & White
$70.00
Click here for more Kaluta, including a signed sketchbook.
 


BLUEBERRY'S
First Edition. Album of images around Blueberry, with an introduction by Eddy Mitchell, "Jean Giraud, alias Gir, alias Moebius". Stardom, 1997. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. One slightly tipped corner....More.

Item Code: RB8407
Hard Cover, 11 x 10, 82pg, Full Color
$100.00
Many International Moebius books have been entered recently. Click here to see them all.
 


WITZEND #2
By Wallace Wood, Gray Morrow, Harvey Kurtzman, Warren Sattler, Reed Crandell, et al. Published by renowned artist Wallace Wood, Witzend is a critically acclaimed fanzine showcasing some of the best artists of the era. Issue #2 includes: Orion by Gray Morrow, Hey Look by Harvey Kurtzman, Feeble Fable by Warren Sattler, Edgar Rice Burroughs portfolio by Reed Crandall, illustration by Frank Frazetta, cartoon by Will Elder, 3-page comic story by Art Spiegelman, 1-page comic by Steve Ditko, 2-page comic by Don Martin, illustration by Al Williamson, 2 illustrations by Roy Krenkel, and Animan by Wood. Front cover by Wood. Back cover by Ralph Reese. Wallace Wood, 1967. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Light soiling on cover. Minor cover wear. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: RB8259
Magazine, 8x11, 36pgs, b&w
$70.00
Click here for more Witzend.
 


DREAMSCAPES 2010: Contemporary Imaginary Realism
First Edition. By Marcel Salome. The greatest practitioners of imaginary realism are presented in this lavish overview of dreamy, surreal and beguiling paintings and sculptures! This large-scale, beautifully produced book features artwork by modern favorites like Michael Parkes, Daniel Merriam, Kinuko Y. Craft and many others. Vibrant paintings feature psychedelic dreamscapes populated by fairies, nymphs, gods and golems. Loaded with symbolism and often jarringly original, this showcases the best fantasy artists working today. Re-Art Imaginary Editions, 2010. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. One slightly tipped corner....More.

Item Code: RB8406
Hard Cover, 12x11, 253pg, Full Color
$150.00
More Dreamscapes here.
 


FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #5
By Bill Spicer. Fantasy Illustrated #5 features "Alien Autumn" by Jeff Jones, "Necktie Party" by Frederick Brown, and "One Summer Night" by Ambrose Bierce, Everett Dorrey, and Landon Chesney. It also, features a Reed Crandall cover of John Carter and a Thark! Bill Spicer, 1966. Condition: Fine Plus. Spine stress creases....More.

Item Code: RB8421
Comic, 6 x 10, 40pg, Black & White
$90.00
 


THE MONSTERS COLOR THE CREATURE BOOK Oversized SC
By Berni Wrightson. The Monsters Color the Creature Book features the most terrifying monsters ever to stalk your imagination. From Frankenstein's Monster to the mummy, to the vampire, to the werewolf, to the alien, to the swamp monster, this books covers them all. One page features a bone-chilling dossier on the featured creature and the other page features the hauntingly beautiful artwork of Berni Wrightson. Phil Seuling, 1974. Condition: Very Good. Some color lose to the front cover title. Tipped corners and some soiling. Small stress creases to the spine....More.

Item Code: RB8453
Soft Cover, 11 x 17, 32pg, Black & White
$75.00
 
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Richard Corben

 


RICHARD CORBEN COMPLETE WORKS Rowlf/Underground 3
First Edition. By Richard Corben. Richard Corben Complete Works Rowlf/Underground 3 is a collection of werewolves, monsters, horror, science fiction, and sexy fantasy stories. It includes: Rowlf, When Dreams Collide, Bug, Mangle, Robot Mangler, Rats in the Walls, and A Gothic Tale. Catalan, 1987. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Slight scratch top of front cover. One corner bump and slight edge wear. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: RB8465
Soft Cover, 8x11, 80pgs, Partial Color
$100.00
 


RICHARD CORBEN COMPLETE WORKS Underground 2
First Edition. By Richard Corben. Richard Corben Complete Works Underground 2 is a collection of vivid, violent stories originally appeared in Fantagor, Slow Death and other classic underground comix. It includes: Me and Uk Fishing, Fantagor and Uk, Inna Pit, A Dumb Story, Harrowing Heights, Razar the Unhero, Luscious Lucius, Chard, Story of Oteg, Necromancer, To Spear a Fair Maiden, The Secret of Zokma, Lame Lem's Love, and The Temple. Catalan Communications, 1986. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Minus. Small tear and bump on front cover. Tipped corners and edgewear. Spine has tear and tiny piece missing at top. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: RB8466
Soft Cover, 8x11, 80pgs, Partial Color
$90.00
 


THE ODD COMIC WORLD OF RICHARD CORBEN
Stories and art by Richard Corben. Introduction by Will Eisner. Featuring mind-bending shorts in the realms of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror from the mind of Richard Corben. A Warren Adult Fantasy Publication! Warren, 1977. Condition: Fine. Extensive edgewear and one bumped corner. Adult Material.  ...More.

Item Code: RB8471
Soft Cover, 8x11, 102pg, Partial Color
$200.00
Click here for more Richard Corben.
 

EC

 


SQUA TRONT #2 SECOND PRINT
Edited by Jerry Weist. Squa Tront #2, this is a second printing (1st printings of issue 2 have a $0.75 cover price. 2nd printings do not have a cove price listed). Squa Tront is the most famous of the EC fanzines. This issue features: EC War Comics article by Weist and Kurtzman, an Al Williamson Portfolio, The Frazetta Collector by Barrett, and a profile of Bernie Wrightson! Fantagraphics, 1967. Condition: Fine Plus. Bumped corner and light cover and edgewear....More.

Item Code: RB8587
Magazine, 9 x 11, 48pg, Black & White
$70.00
Ten more Squa Tront issues can be found here.
 


WEIRD FANTASY Cochran-Gemstone Reprints Set of 21
Weird Fantasy reprints by Russ Cochran and Gemstone from the 1990's. This is a set of 21 of the 22 issues from this reprint series. Issues #1 to #2, #4 to #22. Russ Cochran/Gemstone, 1992-1998. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Some minor edge and cover wear.  ...More.

Item Code: RB8387
Comic, 6 x 10, 32pg, Full Color
$125.00
 


WEIRD SCIENCE ANNUAL AND WEIRD SCIENCE FANTASY ANNUAL COMPLETE
Weird Science Annual and Weird Science -Fantasy Annual complete. This is a set of seven volumes of EC Reprints by Gladstone. These are reprints of the Gladstone comics which are reprints of the original EC issues and stories. Each Annual reprints five of the Gladstones. Weird Science Annual volumes 1 to 5. Weird Science -Fantasy Annual volumes 1 and 2. Gladstone, 1992-1997. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Some minor edge and cover wear.  ...More.

Item Code: RB8385
Soft Cover, 6 x 10, 150pg, Full Color
$100.00

Weird Fantasy Annual and Weird Science -Fantasy Annual complete set is also available.

Click here for more EC Archives, and here for the Russ Cochran Library and Portfolio sets.

 

Alex Toth

 


TREASURES RETOLD The Lost Art of Alex Toth
A companion to the three-time Eisner-winning Alex Toth: Genius series, this blockbuster collection is full of rarely seen stories and new, recently found artwork by the legendary artist. Included are complete stories from the 1950s and beyond, most in FULL COLOR, recently discovered color animation storyboards and presentation drawings, sketches and doodles, rare early promotional comics, and individual pages from obscure comics and magazines. It's a treasure trove of beautifully reproduced, mostly never-before-collected work that makes for a great read with all manner of genres, from western to sci-fi to adventure fantasy. IDW, 2019. Out Of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Two bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RB5879
Hard Cover Deluxe, 10x13, 296pg, Partial Color
$75.00
 


TOTH One For The Road
First Edition. By Manuel Auad and Coles Toth. American cartoonist Alex Toth was active from the 1940s through the 1980s. While his work began in the American comic book industry, he is also known for his animation designs for Hanna-Barbera throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Look back to the great old days of hot rodding, dry lake racing and hot rod humor. Auad, 2000. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In shrink Wrap....More.

Item Code: RB5716
Soft Cover, 11x8, 172pg, b&w
$200.00
More Alex Toth.
 

Multiple Book Sets

 


THE COLLECTED TOPPI Set of Three Volumes
By Toppi. This is a set of three volumes of The Collected Toppi by Sergio Toppi. The set includes Volume One: The Enchanted World, Volume Two: North America, and Volume Three: South America. Lion Forge, 2019-2020. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB8293
Hard Cover, 9x12, 168pg, b&w
$75.00
Click here for ten more Toppi titles.
 


Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Gift Box Set Vols. 1 & 2 "Race To Death Valley" and "Trapped On Treasure Island"
By Floyd Gottfredson, David Gerstein. Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Gift Box Set: “Race To Death Valley” and “Trapped On Treasure Island”: Vols. 1 & 2 is part of the The Floyd Gottfredson Library series. Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: “Race to Death Valley“- Relive Mickey’s race to a gold mine with Pegleg Pete hot on his heels; Mickey’s life on the lam after being framed for bank robbery; even Mickey's ringside battle with a hulking heavyweight champ! The premiere volume features a dozen different adventures starring Mickey, his gal Minnie and her uncle Mortimer, his pals Horace Horsecollar and Butch, the villainous Pegleg Pete, and the mysterious and shrouded Fox. Fantagraphics, 2011. Out Of Print. Condition. Very Fine/As New. Still in Shrink Wrap....More.

Item Code: RB5501
Hard Cover Slip Case Deluxe, 11.0" x 9.25", Black & White
$125.00
 


Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Gift Box Set Vols 3 & 4 "High Noon At Inferno Gulch" & "House Of The Seven Haunts!"
By Floyd Gottfredson. Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Gift Box Set: High Noon At Inferno Gulch” and “House Of The Seven Haunts!”: Vols. 3 & 4 is part of The Floyd Gottfredson Library series. Vol. 3: High Noon at Inferno Gulch- “Ya still think it pays to fight dirty?” No bad guy can beat Walt Disney’s classic Mickey; no other “modest mouse” has seen more two-fisted action or outrageous comedy! And now our big-eared hero is back with more edge-of-your-seat adventures: traveling from Umbrellastan to Texas “ and duking it out with villains like Dr. Vulter, Pegleg Pete, and malicious miser Eli Squinch! Vol. 4: House of the Seven Haunts- Who says dead men tell no tales? When grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize, they’ll find fearless Mickey all ready to rumble “ as soon as he’s done fighting gangsters, bandits, and international men of mystery, that is! From Africa to Eastern Europe, our favorite big cheese is in for terrifying thrills “ and he’s bringing Goofy, Donald Duck, and that big palooka Pegleg Pete along for the ride! Fantagraphics, 2011. Out Of Print. Condition. Very Fine/As New. Still in Shrink Wrap....More.

Item Code: RB5502
Hard Cover Slip Case Deluxe, 11.0" x 9.25", Black & White
$125.00
 


FLASH GORDON Titan Sundays & Dailies 4 Book Set
First Edition. By Dan Barry Don Moore and Austin Briggs . Flash Gordon Sundays & Dailies: Flash Gordon Dan Barry Dailies Volume 1: The City Of Ice, Flash Gordon Dan Barry Dailies Volume 2: The Lost Continent, Flash Gordon Volume 1: The Death Planet, and Flash Gordon Volume 4: The Storm Queen of Valkir. Discover the thrilling world of Flash Gordon, the original protector of the Universe, as he encounters escaped convicts, frightening Frost Men, tyrannous kingdoms - and more! Collecting the first three years of Dan Barry's run on the iconic comic strip series, is a must-read for all science fiction lovers! Out Of Print. Condition. Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB5508
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11.25" x10.5", Partial Color
$160.00
 


THE COMPLETE CHESTER GOULD'S DICK TRACY Set of Three Volumes
Dailies & Sundays, 1935-36, 1936-38, 1938-39. Edited by Max Allan Collins. Set of Three volumes of The Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy. Set includes: Volumes 3, 4 & 5 and each volume contains over 500 comic strips from the series' early years, covering from July 1935 through January 1939. Included in this collection are Tracy story arcs such as "Chief Shellberry," "Karpse," "Scardol," and "Whip Chute," introducing such villains as Nails, Jojo Nidle, and Johnny Ramm. Chester Gould's heroic creation and his motley stable of villains continue to entertain and inspire today. IDW, 2007 & 2009. Out Of Print. Condition: Fine plus. Volume 5 has a tiny oil spot on the front dustjacket & soft bumped book corners. All 3 dustjackets have light scratches.    ...More.

Item Code: RB5889
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 10x7, 352pg, b&w
$120.00
 


MELVIN MONSTER Set Volume 1 & 2
First Edition. By John Stanley. Collects Issues #1-6. Melvin Monster is a 1960s satirical children's comic book character created by John Stanley (from the John Stanley Library) and published by Drawn & Quarterly. Melvin first appeared in 1965. Nine issues were published on a semi-annual basis. Volume 1 collects the first 3 issues of the series, volume 2 collects issues 4-6 which ran 1966 through 1967. Drawn & Quarterly, 2009 & 2010. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Light wear to bottom spines and corner bumps.  ...More.

Item Code: RB5712
Hard Cover, 8x11, 112pg|184pg, Full Color
$100.00
Also available is Melvin Monster in paperback, published in 2023.
 


CORTO MALTESE Set of Five Volumes
Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese, set of five volumes from NBM. Set includes: Volume One: The Brazilian Eagle, Volume Three: Voodoo For President, Volume Four: A Midwinters Dream, Volume Five: The Early Years, and Volume Six: Corto Maltese in Africa. NBM, 1983-1986. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Light edge wear and bumped corners on each....More.

Item Code: RB8366
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Black & White
$100.00
 


THE COMPLETE COLOR Polly & Her Pals Series 1 Set Volume 1 & 2
First Editions. By Cliff Sterrett. Polly And Her Pals Series 1 Volume 1 & 2 runs from 1926 -1929 (The Surrealist Period). Polly debuted in 1912 as one of the first “pretty girl” strips, but it was in 1925 that Cliff Sterrett’s magnificent Sunday pages entered their peak period, as he developed a style with distinctive surreal perspectives, abstract backgrounds, and bold, vibrant use of color. Kitchen Sink, 1990 & 1991. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Books have 2 very slight corner rubs, dust jackets are slightly worn. Small tear at top spine on volume 1....More.

Item Code: RB5511
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 10.5" x 13.5", Full Color
$100.00
We also have individual volumes.
 

Comic Related

 


RIP KIRBY The First Modern Detective, Complete Comic Strips 1948-1951 Volume 2
First Edition. By Alex Raymond and Ward Green. Rip Kirby Volume 2 collects Comic Strips from 1948-1951. This is the first comprehensive archival collection of Alex Raymond’s postwar, post-modern classic. Created by Alex Raymond in 1946, when he was deactivated from the Marines after World War II, it was a fresh approach to the crime genre, an about-face from the prevailing hard-boiled style of detective fiction. Rip Kirby was the first hip and cool detective in newspaper comics, smart and sophisticated, but still a man’s man. IDW, 2010. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB5668
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 11x10, 310 pg, Black & White
$150.00
Here's more Rip Kirby volumes.
 


THE COMICS JOURNAL LIBRARY Volume 7 Harvey Kurtzman
First Edition. By Harvey Kurtzman and Greg Sadowski. The seventh volume in this distinguished series focuses entirely on one of comics' most esteemed and influential creators: artist, writer and editor Harvey Kurtzman, whose complete Comics Journal interviews are collected in this oversized, lavishly illustrated full-color edition. Every stage of Kurtzman's landmark career is represented, beginning with his entry into comics via superhero stories for Ace from 1943-46 (Mr. Risk, Lash Lightning), World War II-era Army cartoons, early humor work for Timely and Toby Press (Rusty, Pig Tales, Genius, and Hey Look), his first collaborations with John Severin and Will Elder at Prize Comics Western, and, of course, his groundbreaking period at EC as editor of Two-Fisted Tales, Frontline Combat and MAD. Kurtzman's undeservedly lesser-known post-MAD career at Trump, Humbug, and Help is also given its due and examined in depth. Fantagraphics, 2006. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Tiny tip top front cover corner....More.

Item Code: RB8368
Soft Cover, 12x12, 124pgs, Full Color
$100.00
 


Hey Look! Cartoons By Mad Creator Harvey Kurtzman
By Harvey Kurtzman. In the 1940s, Harvey Kurtzman was a young cartoonist with a lot of ideas trying desperately to break into the comics field. He did it with the one-page and short story cartoons found in this book. He perfected his art and attitude, where he experimented with the comic form, stretching and breaking the panels of the page to create wonderful little masterpieces of humor. That material is collected in its entirety in Hey Look!. Kitchen Sink, 1991.Out Of Print. Condition: Fine. 3 softly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RB5736
Soft Cover, 6x9, 198pg, Black & White
$90.00
Click for more Kurtzman, including The Jungle Book, From Aargh to Zap, and Retrospective of a Mad Genius.
 


R.F. OUTCAULT'S THE YELLOW KID A Centennial Celebration Of The Kid Who Started The Comics
First Edition. By R.F. Outcault. This volume reprints the Yellow Kid strips for the first time since their original publication in 1895-98 in their entirety and in their original color. Extensive text by Bill Blackbeard, director of the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art, traces the history and sets the context. Kitchen Sink, 1995. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Soft bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RB5997
Hard Cover, 9x12, 302pg, Text/Partial Color
$150.00
 


BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SET OF 23 MARVEL COMICS
Complete set of all 23 issues of Battlestar Galactica from Marvel Comics 1979-1981. Based on the television series. Writers included: Roger McKensie, Bill Mantlo and Walt Simonson. Artists included: Dave Cockrum, Walt Simonson, Brent Anderson, Michael Golden, Pat Broderick, Sal Buscema, Rick Buckler, and Ernie Colon. Marvel Comics, 19789-1981. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Some cover wear....More.

Item Code: RB8401
Comic, 6 x 10, 32pg, Full Color
$200.00
 


ART OUT OF TIME Unknown Comic Visionaries, 1900-1969
First Edition. By Dan Nadel. Art Out of Time reprints complete comic book and comic strip stories, most of which are being reprinted here for the first time since their initial publication. In five thematic sections, this anthology is a "counter history" of comics, containing nearly thirty often-unknown visionary American cartoonists from 1900 to 1969. These artists foreshadowed and influenced the innovations within the comics medium of today. Together for the first time, these oddballs and obsessives truly constitute an underground that wasn't. Abrams, 2006. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine. ...More.

Item Code: RB5951
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 8x11, 320pgs, Full Color
$75.00
 


WARREN TUFTS Retrospective
By Henry Yeo and Warren Tufts. An appreciation and discussion of Warren Tufts and his work. Including a 40-page interview along with a few photos of Warren. There are extensive examples and complete storylines for Tufts' three major comic strip series: Casey Ruggles, Lone Spaceman and Lance. Western Wind, 1980. Out of Print. Condition: Fine: Tipped corners and very light crease along top of book. Goes in a few pages. ...More.

Item Code: RB5864
Soft Cover, 8x11, 158pg, b&w
$70.00
 


SUPERMAN MASTERPIECE EDITION STATUE
The Golden Age of America's First Super Hero. By Chip Kidd, Chin- Yee Lai, Geoff Spear, Les Daniels. This "SUPER" set includes an 8 inch action figure of Superman, an accurately sized reproduced full-color copy of Superman #1 (1939) which was made available exclusively through these Masterpiece Editions), and a full-color history of Superman book by Les Daniels. Chronicle Books, 1999. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. ...More.

Item Code: RB900
8" tall
$125.00
 

Graphic Novels

 


SAMARIS The Obscure Cities
By Benoit Peeters. Art by Francois Schuiten. Magnificent artwork! The first in the Obscure Cities series, The Great Walls of Samaris was originally published in Europe in 1983 and in the US in 1987. The story has been slightly altered to include characters who appear later in the canon, and reveal Benoit Peeter’s Kafkaesque storytelling prowess. Francois Schuiten’s art in this edition has been reworked to be much truer to the originally intended color palette, and includes 32 additional pages of early Obscure Cities stories, comprising the Mysteries of Pâhry, never before published in English. IDW, 2017. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB5959
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color
$175.00
 


PAPER BISCUIT 2 Half-Life
Signed. By Ronnie del Carmen. "Half-life" is the first story that features, Nina, a young girl with the particular affliction of being able to walk in her dreams awake. Like you or I walking down our neighborhood or the mall, Nina has been finding herself in her dreamworld fully lucid and able to interact with whatever's there. She cannot induce the condition nor can she wake herself up if things get too scary. Half-life continues as the universe seems conspires to push Nina to act. Paper Biscuit Industries, 2000. Out Of Print. Condition. Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB5516
Soft Cover, 6x8, 40 pgs, Black & White
$130.00
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Mature Readers

 


VAUGHN BODE Set of Four Books Cheech Wizard The Man
By and about Vaughn Bode. Set of four books: Vaughn Bode's Cheech Wizard Schizophrenia (1st print), The Collected Cheech Wizard (2nd print), The Man (3rd print), and Rocket Blast's Comic Collector (RBCC) #121. From the imagination of Vaughn Bode! Vaughn Bode was an American underground artist and illustrator best known for his character Cheech Wizard and his artwork depicting voluptuous women. A contemporary of Ralph Bakshi. BodÄ” has been credited as an influence on Bakshi’s animated films Wizards and Lord of the Rings. BodÄ” has a huge following among graffiti artists, with his characters remaining a popular subject. The RBCC #121 has art and an interview with Vaughn Bode. Vaughn Bode, 1973-1976. Condition: Fine. some cover wear and tipped and bumped corners. Adult Material.  ...More.

Item Code: RB8423
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, b&w
$100.00
 


JULIE STRAIN IT'S ONLY ART IF IT IS WELL HUNG!
By Julie Strain. Julie Strain It's Only Art If it's Well Hung features Julie nude, semi-nude, and glamor & fashion photographs. There is also a selection of art by Olivia called "smokin"." Heavy Metal magazine, 1997. Condition: Very Fine. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: RB8569
Hard Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color
$100.00
 


ALBERTO VARGAS
By Reid Stewart Austin. Alberto Vargas Works From the Max Vargas Collection presents a stunning, authorized collection of works by legendary illustrator Vargas includes a large number of previously unpublished paintings and drawings. Forward by Hugh Hefner. Max Vargas is Alberto's nephew. Bulfinch, 2006. Condition: Very Fine. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: RB8572
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 10 x 13, 144pg, Full Color
$100.00
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ZENESCOPE'S ART OF COSPLAY
Edited by Dave Franchini. Zenescope's Art of Cosplay features 96 illustrations by the best artists in the business depicting Zenescope's array of heroes and villains cosplaying various pop culture icons. Zenoscope, 2017. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Bumped corners.  ...More.

Item Code: RB8551
Hard Cover Deluxe, 9 x 12, 96pg, Full Color
$75.00
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Statues

 


XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS BUST Numbered
Limited #284/7500. By Clayburn Moore. Moore Creations Inc. presents: Xena Warrior Princess. This mini bust stands 9.75 inches tall on a base that is 3" by 3". The bust is numbered 284/7,500 . It was sculpted by Clayburn Moore. Moore Creations Inc, 1998. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Box shows minor signs of wear.  ...More.

Item Code: RB859
9.75 inches tall, Full Color
$300.00
 


SLICK JOE MCWOLF ON THE PHONE STATUE
Slick Joe McWolf on the Phone Statue. Joseph "Wolfie" MC Wolf created by Tex Avery for Warner Brothers cartoons talking up the ladies on the phone! Demons & Merveilles is a well known brand among most collectors. This is because of their high quality, diversity and originality. Demons and Merveilles has produced statues licensed by Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, and King Features. Not Numbered. Demons & Merveilles, 1999. Condition: Very Fine. ...More.

Item Code: RB865
6" tall
$300.00
 


"OH BABY!" THE WOLF SCREWBALL CLASSIC CARTOON SCULPTURE hurt
Limited #509/750. By Kent Melton. "Oh Baby! The Wolf Screwball Classic Cartoon Sculpture. Iconic cartoon character created by Tex Avery. Sculpted by Kent Melton. Statue is 8" tall. A limited edition of 750 cold-cast porcelain sculptures. Each piece is numbered and Kent Melton's signature is carved in the base (509/750). Companion piece to "Hey, Wolfie!" Red Hot Riding Hood. Dark Horse and Kookie Enterprises, 1997. Condition: Good. Left hand broken off. Neck cracked. Box is taped together! Repairable....More.

Item Code: RB873
8" tall
$100.00
 


"HEY WOLFIE!" RED HOT RIDING HOOD SCREWBALL CLASSIC CARTOONS STATUE hurt
Limited #477/750. By Kent Melton. "Hey, Wolfie!" Red Hot Riding Hood Classic Cartoon Statue. Artist Kent Melton, the leading sculptor of animated characters for the past 25 years, has portrayed Red's flirtatious essence in three dimensions as she appeared in her debut performance. Iconic cartoon character created by Tex Avery. A limited edition of 750 cold-cast porcelain sculptures was produced from Melton's original (477/750). Melton's signature is on the included certificate of authenticity. Companion piece to "Oh Baby!" The Wolf. Dark Horse and Kookie Enterprises, 1995. Condition: Good. Ankles are broken. Still stands. Box is taped together! Repairable.  ...More.

Item Code: RB886
9" tall
$100.00
 


WOMEN OF DYNAMITE VAMPIRELLA STATUE HURT
Numbered 0201/1969. By J. Scott Campbell. Sculpted by Jason Smith. Based on the work of comics sensation J. Scott Campbell and sculpted by the ever-talented Jason Smith, the debut statue in the brand-new "Women of Dynamite" line brings Vampirella, the iconic horror hostess and heroine, to life in all her glory! Dynamite, 2015. Out of Print. Condition: Good. Vampirella's right arm is broken. Repairable....More.

Item Code: RB852
12" tall
$100.00
 


MYTH & LEGENDS LADY DRAGON STATUE
Myths & Legends presents a Lady Dragon statue. Warrior with bloody sword standing over severed head of green dragon. Very nice detail. Stands 9" tall. Myths & Legends, 1999. Condition: Very Fine. Statue (cardboard box does show some wear)....More.

Item Code: RB863
9" tall
$90.00
 


SHI SCULPTURE HURT
Limited #2100/4500. William Tucci's The Shi Sculpture sculpted by Clayburn Moore of Moore Creations. Moore Creations, 1996. Condition: Fine. Missing sword staff....More.

Item Code: RB871
14" tall
$80.00
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