Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Annual Calendar Sale!!

Here's our annual Calendar Sale! We've discounted most at 50% off, even a few at 60% off. A couple of the collectible titles are 40% off. To see all the adult calendars, click here.

Quantities are VERY limited, act now for the best selection. We're doing this earlier than usual, so you still have 11 months of use for every title. See the end of this email for a link to our 2023 Bestsellers list and the latest book closeouts.


Artists & Illustration


Highly Recommended. Very popular year after year, with wonderful images from 2011 to 2021, many quite recent works. Most of these are new to us! Dive into worlds of fantastic creatures and Victorian architecture with Daniel Merriam’s surrealist art. From bizarre circus performers to eerie castles in the mist, from a winged fantasy creature to a face framed by monsters, a train steaming through carved mountain eyries, Merriam’s romantic works combine adventure and whimsy in each scene. Pomegranate, 2023....More.

Item Code: ADM24
12x13, 24pg, Full Color
$15.99 $8.00

WOMEN OF MYTH AND MAGIC Kinuko Craft 2024 Calendar
Highly Recommended. Women have inspired great literature, poetry, and, above all, magnificent works of art. Among contemporary artists depicting ladies of legend, none shines brighter than Kinuko Y. Craft. In this elegant calendar, Craft presents twelve opulent and richly detailed portraits of enchantresses, goddesses, and fairy tale princesses, each weaving a spell of breathtaking feminine beauty. Craft is one of the world's most widely respected and well-known contemporary fantasy artists. She has published eight major illustrated fairy-tale and mythology hardcover picture books, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Cinderella. Amber Lotus, 2023....More.

Item Code: WOME24
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$15.99 $8.00
Click here to see the beautiful oversized Visions of Beauty by Kinuko. Includes a special full color bookplate, signed by Kinuko!

THE ART OF OMAR RAYYAN 2024 Calendar Signed
Signed! Highly Recommended. Omar Rayyan's oil paintings, depicting beautiful exotic women and their outré, bizarre "pets." We love his rich colors, his imaginative fantasies. What is the story behind each of these incredible images? You just might find out here. Each month also has a selection of unusual "holidays" such as: Take Your Cat to Work Day, and Bad Poetry Day. 13 unique images, 26 pages, includes bonus page with a 4-month grid for the end of 2023, so you can start enjoying the calendar right away. Calendar starts Sept 2023, ends Dec 31 2024. Very minor, tasteful nudity. Omar Rayyan, 2023....More.

Item Code: AOR24
11.5x11.5, 26pg, Full Color
$25.00 $15.00
Also available is Goblin Market, signed by Omar!

Highly Recommended. This calendar features 12 haiku paired with reproductions of exquisite Japanese woodcuts. Each poem is rendered in Japanese calligraphy, Romaji transliteration, and English translation. The roots of Japanese haiku reach back over 1,000 years. In this poetic form, as in life, there is a pause, a shift, in which the poet celebrates sensory awareness of the season, perhaps suggested by the scent of plum blossoms or the silence of snow-covered tree limbs. The timeless appeal of this understated poetry may be the human desire to capture one’s impressions of a fleeting moment. Such seasonal allusions emphasize the essence of haiku: nature and its ephemeral beauty. Pomegranate, 2023....More.

Item Code: HAIK24
12x13, 24pg, Full Color
$15.99 $8.00

HOKUSAI 2024 Calendar
Recommended. An unusual selection of work by the master Japanese woodblock artist. Landscapes, mountains, closeups of flowers, trees and a peacock, a long board, racing horsemen, workers carrying loads across a canal, a waterfall... His work is dreamy and evocative, portraying an idealized Japan of the 17th and 18th centuries. Reproduced from richly colored and beautifully designed images, many now iconic. He is our favorite among all the traditional Japanese woodblock artists. Gifted, 2023....More.

Item Code: HOK24
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.99 $6.00

Highly Recommended. Exquisitely detailed paintings by the most renowned artists of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, circa 1855-1900: Lord Leighton, J.W. Waterhouse, Burne Jones, Herbert Draper, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and others. Well-chosen, wonderfully evocative images of angels, gods, queens, country scenes and ordinary people of the mid to late 19th century. The large grid is ideal for home and office with space for birthdays and notes. Grace your walls with unparalleled beauty today! Tushita, 2023....More.

Item Code: PRE24
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$16.95 $8.50
Click here to see more Pre-Raphaelite art from our Rare Books section.

ART NOUVEAU 2024 Calendar
Recommended. Well-chosen images, some never before collected on a calendar. Includes Sept-Dec 2023. Rare advertisements, ads and paintings by Henri Privat-Livemont (3 different), Etienne Bouisset. Raphael Orazi, Albert Weisgerber, Mucha, Leopoldo Metlicovitz, Jules-Alexandre Grun, Henri Thiriet, etc. This beautiful Art Nouveau Calendar is printed on thick glossy paper with plenty of space for personal notes and birthdays, plus important holidays. Tushita, 2023....More.

Item Code: ARTN24
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$16.95 $8.50
Click here for more Art Nouveau.

DINOSAURS 2024 Calendar
Recommended. Outstanding, realistic, highly detailed paintings that look like color photographs! An appealing variety of dinosaurs in lush, realistic settings in jungles and on plains. This reminds us of James Gurney's work in his wonderful Dinotopia. A different, very real dinosaur for each month plus a bonus image. From Pterodactyls flying on leathery wings, to classic T-Rex and and long-necked plant-eaters, they are all here in cool setting and backgrounds. Great for all ages. Bright Day, 2023....More.

Item Code: DINO24
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.99 $7.50

Recommended. Ukrainian paleoartist Sergey Krasovskiy is one of the leaders in his field, incorporating the latest paleontological discoveries into his dynamic paintings. Enjoy 12 of his dinosaur depictions in this calendar. While paleontologists can spend decades recovering and studying bones and fossils, without a time machine there is no way to truly know exactly what dinosaurs looked like. Bones give us the foundation for their bodies, but time and decay limit our knowledge of defining features like the skin, feathers, cartilage, stature, and muscle mass of these extinct creatures. Giving shape to prehistoric beasts that no human eyes will ever see is an inspired art form that takes a unique combination of science and imagination. Pomegranate, 2023....More.

Item Code: DINS24
12x13, 24pg, Full Color
$15.99 $8.00

ALEX ROSS MARVEL MURAL 2024 Six Foot Calendar
Recommended. Unfolding to 6 ft. wide x 2 ft. tall, this oversized wall calendar features a mural of 35 Marvel Comics Super Heroes painted by renowned comics artist Alex Ross, from Angel to Wolverine. Alex Ross is one of the most respected and influential artists working in comics. Originally commissioned for Marvel’s New York City offices, the mural presents the Marvel Super Heroes painted in the award-winning, breathtaking style that made Ross famous. Abrams, 2023....More.

Item Code: ARM24
72x24, 24pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.50
Click here to see more from Alex Ross.

Recommended. This 2024 daily desk calendar showcases the original, highly collected Marvel Value Stamps, first published in 1974, and also all of the related art and advertising from one of the most inspired comic book promotional campaigns of all time. 300 images of super heroes and super villains from the acclaimed 1974 AND 1975 sets, plus later reissues and other related ephemera. Plus a brief history by former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas. Abrams, 2023....More.

Item Code: MARV24
Calendar, 5x4, 24pg, Full Color
$17.99 $9.00

ZENESCOPE Featuring The Art of Paul Green 2024 Calendar
Highly Recommended. Huge, impressive format (11x17 oblong) that doubles as a poster book or art portfolio. Huge, impressive format (11x17 oblong) that doubles as a poster book or art portfolio. Zenescope is known for visually stunning artwork. Now for the first time one of their top talents, Paul Green, presents a wonderful art collection, with images on the front AND BACK of every page. Paul's work will remind you of J. Scott Campbell, it's polished and impressive, featuring beautiful Zenescope girls in hot outfits. And they are cosplaying in spoof ads for pop culture's most iconic cereals! It's great Good Girl art, all in fun. Zenescope, 2023....More.

Item Code: ZENE24
Wirebound, 17x11, 24pg, Full Color
$19.99 $12.00
More Zenescope items can be found here.

Oversized Vintage Calendars


Oversized 11 x 15, removable prints. Highly Recommended. A fine selection of unusual and offbeat 1940s covers: Amazing-Man by Bill Everett, The Blue Beetle, Black Cat by Lee Elias, Phantom Lady, Miss Fury by Tarpe Mills, Boy Comics' Crimebuster by Charles Biro, the best-ever robot cover, Fantastic #3 by Lou Fine, Silver Streak, Green Mask, Moon Girl by Shelly, and Catman by Bob Fuji!! Excellent, dynamic covers that have not been reprinted to death elsewhere. A great selection! Accompanied by in-depth commentary by pop culture historian Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg detailing the contents of each issue. Asgard, 2023....More.

Item Code: VINGA24
Wirebound, 11x15, 24pg, Full Color
$24.95 $12.50

Oversized 11 x 15, removable prints. Recommended. By L.B. Cole, Matt Baker, Reed Crandall et al. Pre-Code crime comics before the implementation of the Comics Code Authority in 1955. These covers pushed the boundaries of storytelling and good taste, with their gritty and often controversial content. Accompanied by in-depth commentary each month from pop culture historian Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg in the form of a 12-part essay on Pre-Code comics! A fine selection of wild covers from Thrilling Crime, Underworld Crime, Crimes by Women, All-Famous Police, Ken Shannon, Sam Hill, Fight Against Crime, etc. Asgard, 2023....More.

Item Code: VINCC24
Wirebound, 11x15, 24pg, Full Color
$24.95 $12.50

Oversized 11 x 15, removable prints. Highly Recommended. By Matt Baker (3 covers), John Prentice, Warren Kremer et al. Matt Baker! Steamy covers! Silly stories! Suggestive story titles! Romance comics are the new frontier in comic collecting. Neglected for decades, they are finally being discovered for their artwork, their steamy and suggestive story titles and covers. With their melodramatic narratives, lush artwork, and dreamy depictions of love won and lost, romance comic books became one of the top comics genres and boomed from 1948 to 1955. Each month includes commentary that explores their history and impact. Bonus comic panel artwork appears on each grid page. Asgard, 2023....More.

Item Code: VINRC24
Wirebound, 11x15, 24pg, Full Color
$24.95 $12.50

Oversized 11 x 15, removable prints. Highly Recommended. PA powerful, well-selected montage of some of the very finest horror covers of the pre-code era. The famous exploding head cover, rare L.B. Cole work, a decaying dead body floating, even a wonderful rare Frazetta Beware cover with skeletons and a voluptuous girl. Monsters, beasts, killers, it's all here, from Baffling, Weird Horrors, Witches Tales, Tomb of Terror, Startling Terror, The Unseen, The Thing, Suspense, Black Cat Mystery etc. Accompanied by in-depth commentary each month from pop culture historian Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg in the form of a 12-part essay on Pre-Code comics. Asgard, 2023....More.

Item Code: VINHC24
Wirebound, 11x15, 24pg, Full Color
$24.95 $12.50

VINTAGE SCI-FI 2024 Calendar
Oversized 11 x 15, with removable prints. Highly Recommended. By Alan Anderson, Kelly Freas, Earl Bergey, Frank R. Paul et al. Wild and steamy pulp covers from 1931 to 1954: Planet Stories, Captain Future, Startling Stories, Thrilling Wonder, Uncanny Tales. These showcase the works of iconic authors like Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, behind covers of aliens, space babes, robots, and wild futuristic technology. With their vibrant cover art and thought-provoking narratives, these pulps ignited the imaginations of readers and launched the genre of science fiction into the mass media. Each month includes captioning with details about each issue. Asgard, 2023....More.

Item Code: VINS24
Wirebound, 11x15, 24pg, Full Color
$24.95 $12.50

Prior Years & Collectible Calendars


FRAZETTA SEA WITCH 2023 Calendar Deluxe
Variant Sea Witch cover. Limited to 500 copiesNote: there is a tiny corner bump on the envelope, not the calendar; we cannot get more and this will sell out soon. This deluxe variant includes a premium slipcase envelope individually numbered with a hologram sticker, foil stamping on the envelope and a bonus January 2024 page. Produced by the Frazetta Girls, Frank’s family. Here are Frazetta’s finest paintings of women, including many works not collected in calendar form before and several full nudes. Beautiful, voluptuous, and absolutely fearless women! Frank Frazetta painted women who, once encountered, are never forgotten.. Frazetta Girls Inc, 2022. Out of print. Mature Viewers....More.

Item Code: FRAZSW23
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$38.00 $19.00
Click here for more items from Frank Frazetta.

Signed! Highly Recommended. This unique 13-month calendar frames the year as it should, beginning and ending with the most important month of the year—OCTOBER! Featuring significant holidays, and MORE IMPORTANTLY, all the horror-themed dates they could think of: author birthdays, classic horror movie release dates, and many more monstrous events! Includes November-December 2023 also! The Nocturnals and more monsters and creatures star in Dan’s very first calendar, signed on the cover. Nakatomi, 2022....More.

Item Code: DB23
12x12, 26pg, Full Color
$25.00 $10.00
Many more items from Dan are available, all signed!

By Earl Moran. Yes indeed, we published this ourselves for 1998 and sold it at a nominal price as a fun premium. The actual year date on this is 1953, which was the "mirror year" for 1998, as explained in the cover sheet. Brown & Bigelow is perhaps the most famous name in pin-up calendars, and they were still taking orders for advertising work at this point, so we picked a fun Earl Moran image and added our name and information and logo...just like businesses did it back in the day. Metal top & bottom clamps, art deco border. Brown & Bigelow, 1996. Out of Print. Condition: Some prints have small tears and or creases. Best copies will be shipped first....More.

Item Code: CALPG
18x27, Full Color
$40.00 $25.00

JEFFREY JONES 1998 Edgar Rice Burroughs Calendar
By Jeffery Jones. You might remember this incredible fantasy artist from his collaborative days with artists Michael Kaluta, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Bernie Wrightson, all of the famed "Studio." Or perhaps you are familiar with his works published in Epic Illustrated, Heavy Metal, and National Lampoon Magazine. But, it was Jeffery Jones' great dream to return and bring his own vision to the worlds of the legendary pulp author Edgar Rice Burroughs. FPG, 1998. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In Shrink Wrap!...More.

Item Code: RB4221
Calendar, 12x12, 12 prints, Full Color
$55.00 $39.00
Click here of rmore from Jeffrey Jones.

ALBERT HAHN 1877-1918 2021 Calendar
Covers by Albert Hahn from the Dutch Journal for the Arts Windingen. This was an Architecture and Arts magazine that appeared from 1918 to 1932. It was an important platform for Dutch expressionism, with lots of emphasis on art and design, and its striking typography. Selected from all 116 cover designs. Calligraphics, 2020....More.

Item Code: AH21
Wirebound, 9x13, 26pg, Full Color
$19.95 $2.99

AN ALMANAC OF TWELVE SPORTS By William Nicholson 2022 Calendar
Oversized. Highly Recommended. A fine art, extremely limited (less than 100) calendar from our favorite art historian-turned-publisher. This collects a true classic, first published in 1898 in London. Each of the most popular English sports is elegantly pictured in a color woodblock style. Spiral bound. Very heavy cardstock throughout, gorgeous bright colors, and brilliant design work. Calligraphics, 2021....More.

Item Code: ALM22
Wirebound, 11x17, 12pg, Full Color
$20.00 $2.99

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January Clearance Sale!

Over seventy newly discounted items, including Omnibus volumes. And links to many more titles. We've included several all-new Imperfect Books and a link to the entire Imperfect (Hurt) section, most at 50% off.

There's also an outstanding selection of graphic novels and some surprises, such as The Trigan Empire series, Character Design Magazine, The Berserk series, two Spawn Compendiums and even EC's Shock Suspense!

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Bill Ward’s Artist’s Edition, Infected by Art, Thor, Rom, Iron Fist, Murder Inc., Ray Troll’s fun fish art, and Oscar Nights.

More popular every year, here’s Infected by Art with two superlative covers. Bill Ward gets an Artist’s Edition. Ray Troll is, well, REALLY weird and fun. Here’s Thor, Rom, Iron Fist…and Oscar Nights. Coming: Mike Mignola illustrates Pinocchio in a fancy limited edition. The Atlas Library Vol 2 collects Venus, extraordinary pre-code horror by Bill Everett!

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SPAWN TILL YOU DIE The Fine Art of Ray Troll
Recommended. An exuberant plunge into the fantastic realities of sea creatures and prehistoric animals. They come alive with scientific realism and Troll's quirky sense of humor. His art is featured in the nation’s major natural history museums including the Smithsonian, in galleries, and in books, as well as on immensely popular T-shirts and advertising. Part natural history adventure and part underground comic, his work depicts beautiful and accurately drawn fish of all kinds, Northwest Coast totems, Freud and Darwin, fossils, resurrections of extinct animals, skeletons, and much more. Clover Press, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: SPAWTH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 232pg, Full Color
$59.99 $52.50


BILL WARD The Fantagraphics Studio Edition
Introduction by burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese. Recommended. Bill Ward’s glamour girls were the staples of countless men’s and humor magazines, where they shared the pages with cult models like Bettie Page, Tina Louise, and Julie Newmar, and cartoons by fellow “good girl” artists such as Archie’s Dan Decarlo and Playboy’s Jack Cole. Imagine if you will, an innocent but stunning young woman boasting wildly exaggerated, Barbie-like proportions poured into a wisp of lingerie or clingy cocktail dress and adorned in diamond necklaces with opera-length gloves and high stiletto heels, and you’ve got the recipe for the quintessential Bill Ward glamour girl. Fantagraphics, 2024. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: BILLWH
Hard Cover, 13x17, 180pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. Double-sized special. An entirely new look at Glamour and Pin Up art from the 1900s on, but with emphasis on the last several decades. Billy De Vorss, Rolf Armstrong, Alberto Vargas, Enoch Bolles, Gil Elvgren, Peter Driben, to "modern day" names: Fritz Willis, Chris Achilleos, Sorayama, Patrick Nagel, Dave Stevens, Milo Manara, Robert McGinnis and many, many more. A gorgeous collection. Lots of nudity. Book Palace, 2021. Adult material. ...More.

Item Code: IQS13
Soft Cover, 9x11, 144pg, Partial Color
This Illustrators Special is sold out as I write this, but more copies are on the way. Bill Ward is one of the many featured artists.

50 OSCAR NIGHTS Iconic Stars & Filmmakers on Their Career Defining Wins
An exclusive look behind the scenes of the Academy Awards as top stars and filmmakers discuss their Oscar wins and tell never-before-told tales of Hollywood's biggest night, in a collection of original interviews and stars' own humorous anecdotes with TCM host Dave Karger. Partial list of interviewees: Nicole Kidman, Elton John, Jennifer Hudson, Steven Spielberg, Jane Fonda, Barry Jenkins, Halle Berry, J. K. Simmons, Julia Roberts, John Legend, Rita Moreno, Martin Scorsese and many, many more. Running Press, 2024....More.

Item Code: OSCNH
Hard Cover, 8x9, 272pg, Full Color
Here’s more on Television and Film in our Special Interest section.

Infected by Art


INFECTED BY ART Volume 11 Donato Giancola Cover
Our Highest Recommendation. With a dust jacket painting by Donato Giancola, Infected by Art Volume 11 once again contains a wonderfully diverse groups of artists selected by their jury panel. 295 artists are represented, with works ranging from traditionally painted to digitally painted, illustrations in pencil, pen and ink or gold leaf, to sculpted works. Contains 340 artworks. Body of Work award goes to Victor Adame. Grand Prize Winners: Colin and Kristine Poole, Victor Adame, Dan Chudzinski, Mariah Tekulve, and Rong Xu. Infected by Art, 2023. Mature Readers. ...More.

Item Code: INA11H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 328pg, Full Color
Featured on the variant cover of Volume 11 is Donato Giancola. Click here for more work by this accomplished artist. Currently on a Flash Sale, at half price, is his superlative Middle Earth which includes a signed bookplate.

INFECTED BY ART Volume 11 IX Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell Cover
Our Highest Recommendation. With a dust jacket painting by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. Also here are Bob Eggleton, Mark Harrison, Richard Hescox, Joe Jusko (two new Tarzan novel covers), Don Maitz, Scott Murphy, Matt Stawicki, Matthew Stewart, John Stanko, Justin Gerard, John Picacio, Ed Binkley (cover subject of Spectrum Quarterly #2, with a First Place here in the Drawing Category, plus two more works), and many more. Body of Work award goes to Victor Adame. Grand Prize Winners: Colin and Kristine Poole, Victor Adame, Dan Chudzinski, Mariah Tekulve, and Rong Xu. Infected by Art, 2023. Mature Readers. ...More.

Item Code: INA11HV
Hard Cover, 9x11, 328pg, Full Color

INFECTED BY ART Volume 10 Signed by Mark Poole
Variant dust jacket, signed by Mark Poole, limited, 100. Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Todd Spoor, Bill Cox et al. Infected By Art is celebrating 10 years of publishing this incredible Annual by compiling the very best art talent today. With Spectrum on hiatus, this is the go-to art book of the year. Every year talented artists create new and different images from their imaginations that push the genre forward. A juried selection of the finest fantasy art. Created to give artists a platform to show their incredible work and to reward the very best. Infected By Art, 2022. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: INA10HPS
Hard Cover, 9x11, 324pg, Full Color

The regular edition of Volume 10 is sold out. We have just five copies left of this special signed variant. But also available are Vol 5, 6 and 9 ($39.99 each) and Vol 7 and 8 at $34.99 each.

Ed Binkley is an award-winner in Infected by Art 11 and he was also featured in Spectrum Quarterly 2. We still have copies with his signed bookplate. Here is his self-published, signed sketchbook:


INCOGNITO Strange Neighbors and Distant Relations Signed
Signed! Highly Recommended. Fantasy artist Ed Binkley's fascination with stories of goblins, fairies, dragons, ogres, werewolves, imps, banshees, elves and other eerie things, along with his admiration of portraiture, nineteenth century photography and daguerreotypes, provided the inspiration for his bizarre portraits here of dark, otherworldly humans and creatures. Each character contains exquisite detail, displaying a distinct personality, some abundantly dark and creepy, some humorous, almost joyful, but always allowing viewers to fill in back-stories using their own imagination. Ed Binkley, 2022....More.

Item Code: INCOGS
Soft Cover, 9x12, 80pg, Full Color

Omnibus Volumes


THOR By Straczynski & Gillen Omnibus
Thor #1-12, 600-614 and 4 more titles, 2003-10. Art by Oliver Coipel, Marko Djurdjevic, Billy Tan et al. The return of Thor, in a story only author J. Michael Straczynski could tell. Resurrected after breaking the endless cycle of Ragnarok, the God of Thunder is reunited with the mortal form of Dr. Don Blake. Together, they must reckon with the legacy of Thor’s mythic Norse kingdom and the rebirth of its immortal heroes — on Earth. How will Oklahoma react to the arrival of the Norse gods?! Marvel, 2023....More.

Item Code: THORSGH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1144pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

ROM The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Rom #1-29 and more, 1979-82. By Bill Mantlo et al. Art by Sal Buscema, Greg Larocque, Frank Miller et al. Early adventures of the greatest of Spaceknights: Rom. Centuries ago, Rom pledged his life to protect his planet, Galador, from the evil Dire Wraiths. Now, Rom has tracked these vile creatures across the cosmos to Earth, where they have infiltrated the highest levels of power — including S.H.I.E.L.D. Armed with his energy analyzer, only Rom can see the Wraiths' true form and with his neutralizer, he can blast them into Limbo. But what will Earth make of this armored invader? Will Rom's quest be aided or hindered by encounters with the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Jack of Hearts, Nova, and Power Man and Iron Fist? Marvel, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: ROM01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 712pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

IRON FIST DANNY RAND The Early Years Omnibus
Collects Marvel Premiere #15-25, Iron Fist #1-15, Marvel Team-Up #63-64 and more, 1972-81. By Chris Claremont, Doug Moench et al. Art by John Byrne, Rudy Nebres. Larry Hama, Gil Kane et al. The early adventures of Danny Rand, Marvel’s martial arts legend. This includes his solo series as well as his exploits collected from 11 issues of the black-and-white magazine Deadly Hands of Kung Fu and even more. After an expedition to find the mystical city of K’un-Lun left Daniel Rand’s parents dead, he found the path to K’un-Lun and spent a decade there training. With the shattering power of the Iron Fist, Danny set out into the Western world to avenge their deaths. Marvel, 2024....More.

Item Code: IROFDH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 952pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

Graphic Novels


MURDER INC Volume 1 Valentine's Trust
Collects United States of Murder #1-6, 2014-15. By Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma. From the creators of the Eisner Award-winning, bestselling Powers — Discover a world in which the families of organized crime never lost their stranglehold on the United States. Today is the day that Valentine Gallo becomes a made man, and it's also the day he learns the secrets behind the organization he has served since he was old enough to walk. But it is mysterious hit woman Jagger Rose that will forever turn his life upside down. 64-page bonus section!! Dark Horse, 2023....More.

Item Code: MURI01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 248pg, Full Color

MURDER INC Volume 2 Versus America
Collects United States vs Murder Inc #1-6, 2018-19. By Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma. From the creators of the Eisner Award-winning, bestselling Powers — Discover a world in which the families of organized crime never lost their stranglehold on the United States. Meet Jagger Rose. She is only 12 years old. Her father was just murdered. As family tradition would have it, she will be given an opportunity to exact revenge on her father's killer — and become the greatest assassin the world will ever know. 10 sketchbook pages included. Dark Horse, 2023....More.

Item Code: MURI02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 168pg, Full Color
Here are more comics by Brian Michael Bendis: Powers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Scarlet, Cover and more — and in fact, all of these mentioned titles are ON SALE.

An elegant new adaptation, with the original text plus 17 gorgeous full color illustrations by Jorge Coelho. Step back into the Roaring Twenties with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s timeless masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, now reimagined as a stunning illustrated edition. Gilt embossed covers, elegant color printing. The glamour and excess of the Jazz Age to comes to life, while showcasing the beauty of Fitzgerald’s prose.Clover Press, 2024....More.

Item Code: GREGI
Soft Cover, 6x9, 192pg, Full Color

The copyright on Great Gatsby expired just recently. So amazingly, we currently have TWO more graphic novel adaptations of this legendary story. The Great Gatsby by Aya Morton [GRGGAT. $20, $9.95] and The Great Gatsby: Essential Graphic Novel by Ted Adams and Jorge Coelho [GREGAT. $24.99].


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 March


Raven, Evermore, 1941. Highly Recommended. From Milton Caniff's personal set of color syndicate tabloid proofs for the finest reproduction ever. Embroiled in the guerilla struggle against the invader, Terry meets "Madame Lustre" (aka Burma) and matches wits with German officers Kiel and Wolff. When Terry eventually reunites with Dude Hennick and Raven Sherman, the stage is set for one of the greatest stories in comics history, with Death waiting to strike unexpectedly. Clover Press, 2024. Due: Mar....More.

Item Code: TERP07H
Hard Cover, 11x14, 164pg, Partial Color
Volumes 1 ($120, with two books, #1 and #13) and 2-6 ($100 each) are all in stock now. Click here for even more vintage Terry collections, all the way back to his very first collection in 1946. And also by Milton Caniff here is all available Steve Canyon collections.

STEVE CANYON 40th Anniversary Special Signed/Limited
First Edition. Signed & Limited to 900. By Milton Caniff. Collects the Steve Canyon daily and Sunday strips from May 15, 1953 to April 30, 1954. Kitchen Sink, 1987. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RB4775
Hard Cover, 8x11, 144pg, b&w

THIMBLE THEATRE The Pre-Popeye Comics of EC Segar Revised Edition
Newly revised and expanded. Segar began his comics career in the movies. He drew cartoons for silent movie theater slides, the Charlie Chaplin comic strip, and a daily strip about Chicago’s movies and entertainment. Then, in 1919, he penned his own "small screen" creation for the newspapers, Thimble Theatre, where Popeye was to be born a decade later. Here are examples of all of Segar’s early comics and illustrations. With 100 pre-Popeye Thimble Theatre Sunday pages including the complete run of the famed Western desert saga, a series that rivals his later work in superb art, storytelling, and humor. Fantagraphics, 2024. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. Due: Mar. ...More.

Item Code: THIMTH
Hard Cover, 13x16, 152pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00
Here is more with Popeye.

ATLAS COMICS LIBRARY Number 2 Venus Volume 2
Collects Venus #10-19, 1950-52. Our Highest Recommendation. In the late 1940s, Marvel Comics predecessors Timely and Atlas Comics published Venus, a lighthearted romance comic about the goddess of love. Never a company to miss a trend, Atlas introduced science fiction and made her a superhero then eventually made the title a straight-out horror anthology. Today it's one of the most desirable pre-code titles. Here is the swift-changing second half of the 19-issue run. Future Marvel stars Bill Everett (seven issues) and Werner Roth (three issues) take Venus to heights of four-color weirdness and pre-Code horror ghastliness. Fantagraphics, 2024. Due Mar....More.

Item Code: ATL02H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 280pg, Full Color
$49.99 $44.99

THE ATLAS COMICS LIBRARY Volume 1 Adventures in Terror
Collects #1-8, 1950-52. By Gene Colan, Russ Heath, Basil Wolverton, et al. Our Highest Recommendation. The Fantagraphics Atlas Comics Library is the first attempt to publish a carefully curated line of Atlas titles. This first volume includes a treasure trove of stories drawn by many of the most stylistically accomplished artists of the Golden Age including Joe Maneely, George Tuska, Carl Burgos, Mike Sekowsky, and Joe Sinnott—highlights include Russ Heath’s two-part story "The Brain"; Basil Wolverton's classic "Where Monsters Dwell" from issue #7; Gene Colan's moody "House of Horror" in issue #3; and Don Rico’s wild layouts are on display from #4’s "The Torture Room." Fantagraphics, 2023....More.

Item Code: ATL01H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 208pg, Full Color
$34.99 $31.99

THE ATLAS Artist Edition Volume 1 Joe Maneely
Our Highest Recommendation. A cornucopia, 256 pages, of Maneely’s finest! Marvel (then called Atlas) classics including pre-code horror (“Haunted!”, “The Raving Maniac,” and the classic “Your Name Is Frankenstein”), space opera (Speed Carter), war (Combat Kelly), Mad-style parodies of Crazy and Riot, cold-war intrigue, the Fu Manchu swipe (Yellow Claw), Westerns (Kid Colt, Black Rider, Ringo Kid, Wyatt Earp, Two-Gun Kid), and Maneely’s pride and joy — his Arthurian champion, The Black Knight. Fantagraphics, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: ATLA01H
Hard Cover, 10x13, 256pg, Full Color
$75.00 $67.50

Coming in April


PINOCCHIO An Illuminated Edition
Highly Recommended. By Carlo Collodi. Art by Mike Mignola. Introduction and notes by Lemony Snicket. Mike Mignola (Hellboy) and Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events) invent an entirely new vision of Pinocchioa bizarre and riveting new adventure!! Carlo Collodi's classic stands as one of the strangest and darkest texts ever to be beloved by generations of children. Now, in this new Illuminated Edition from Beehive, it receives a full-text annotation from one of our great contemporary authors, and a vast suite of over fifty illustrations from one of the modern masters of visual storytelling. Mignola and Snicket walk us through the wilds of Collodi's masterpiece. Beehive Books, 2024. Due: Mar....More.

Item Code: PINOCH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 264pg, Full Color

Here are companion illustrated volumes from Beehive, all in handsome cloth bindings and spectacular die-cut slipcases: The Island of Doctor Moreau; Crime and Punishment; Kwaidan & Shadowings; and Voyage to Arcturus—$100 each.

Also from Beehive: Temple of Silence: Forgotten Works & the Worlds of Herbert Crowley [TEMPH. $125] and Madness in Crowds: The Teeming Mind of Harrison Cady by Denis and Violet Kitchen [MADNH. $125], which has our Highest Recommendation.


THE SPIRIT Volume 2 Hardcover
Collects #5-8, 1946-47. By Lou Fine, Jack Cole et al. Recommended. These stories collected in The Spirit's first comic book series are all from the war years. Eisner had been drafted, so back at home, Lou Fine, Jack Cole and others of the Quality Comics staff were drawing each of the 8-page stories. Writers Manly Wade Wellman and Bill Woolfolk are credited for most of these 1944-45 stories. From straight crime drama and noir to lighthearted adventure, from mystery and horror to comedy and love stories, these often had hybrid elements that twisted genre and reader expectations.PS Artbooks, 2024. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: SPIR02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Full Color

This will also be available in softcover [SPIR02. $32.99]. Volume 1 is in stock now in soft and hardcover. Same prices.

Here is much more by Will Eisner. We have lots of out of print books in stock right now, and several signed/limited editions.


Collects #26-30, 1961-62. By Steve Ditko, Rocco Mastroserio, Bill Molno, Charles Nicholas et al. Includes a classic Communist A-Bomb story with Krushchev, and Ditko contributes to #26. Serving us with a never-ending concoction of fantastic fantasy-supernatural and horror tales and science fiction stories, they really did keep the comic buying youth happy, no mean achievement and well worth celebrating! All here, reproduced completely from cover to cover as they should be — just like the original comic! PS Artbooks, 2024. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: SAMUW06H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
This will also be available in softcover [SAMUW06. $32.99]. Click here for other volumes.

THE MICRONAUTS The Original Marvel Years Omnibus 1
Collects #1-29 and Annual #1-2, 1979-81; and more. Helmed by writer Bill Mantlo, Micronauts brought together the subatomic heroes of Homeworld and the Marvel Universe. Mantlo's rich character mythology combined with groundbreaking artwork by Michael Golden to made the series a classic. Commander Rann, Princess Mari, Biotron, Acroyear and Bug traverse their universe aboard the microship Endeavor as they struggle to free Homeworld from the tyrannical Baron Karza! Their exploits also bring them to Earth, where our micro-sized heroes encounter big-time Marvel heroes and villains — including the Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain Universe and Man-Thing! Marvel, 2024. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: MICMY01H
Hard Cover, 744pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

THE MIGHTY THOR By Walter Simonson
Collects Thor #337-355, 357-369, 371-382 and Balder the Brave #1-4, 1983-87. Recommended. Considered by many to be the greatest run on Thor ever, Walter Simonson's classic tales of the God of Thunder are collected here, completely remastered from the original artwork and stunningly recolored by Steve Oliff! Timeless tales: the Casket of Ancient Winters. The death of Odin. The origins of Asgard. The sacrifice of the Executioner. Thor as a frog. The Mutant Massacre. The curse of Hela. The debut of Thor's body armor. Guest-starring Beta Ray Bill, Nick Fury and the Avengers. Marvel, 2024. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: MIGTWH
Hard Cover, 1192pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
Here’s more by Walt, including several of his Artist’s Editions.

DAREDEVIL By Brubaker & Lark Omnibus Volume 2
New printing. Collects #106-119, 500, Annual #1 and more. The critically acclaimed, award-winning creative team of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark concludes their explosive run. The Hand is back in New York and in league with Lady Bullseye; The Kingpin forges a surprising pact with DD to target the ninja cult; An old friend brings Matt Murdock the last-minute appeal of a villain on death row. What will Matt do when confronted with a convicted bad guy who's completely innocent? Also the Owl! And a new ally, the Black Tarantula! Marvel, 2024. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: DARE02H
Hard Cover, 472pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
Here's more by Ed Brubaker.

Collects #1-6, 1962-63. Our Highest Recommendation. The original Marvel Masterworks collection of the very first run of Incredible Hulk, re-released. Beautifully restored to match the original comics and boasting expanded bonus material! Hot off the success of the Fantastic Four, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created an atomic update on Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. When mild-mannered scientist Dr. Robert Bruce Banner is caught in a gamma bomb explosion, he is suddenly transformed into the unstoppable engine of destruction known as the Incredible Hulk! Marvel, 2024. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: MMIH01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

If you’d like to read the same six issues for a quarter of the price—less the bonus features—The Mighty Masterworks Hulk Vol 1 is your ticket [MMMIH01. $15.99]. Volumes 2 and 3 are also available with all the next Hulk stories from Tales to Astonish. Also $15.99 each.

The Hulk Omnibus [INCH01H. $100] collects Incredible Hulk #1-6 and Tales to Astonish #59-99 & 101, 1961-68. It’s a special order item with lots and lots of bonus features.


Collects #270-280 and Annual 6, 1982-83. Captain America has seen some of comics’ greatest creative pairings — and the team of J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck is among the very best. Their celebrated tenure on the star-spangled Avenger continues here with Cap classics. Vermin, integral to “Kraven’s Last Hunt,” debuts. Cap joins with Nick Fury to battle Baron Strucker and Hydra. Steve Rogers’ girlfriend figures out he’s Captain America! A ruthless new Baron Zemo is unleashed. Marvel, 2024. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: MCA16H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 328pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
Here’s more of Cap.

By Jessica Hundley. A visual pilgrimage through holy mountains, great pyramids, primeval burial grounds and soaring cathedrals of light, Sacred Sites celebrates the ways people transform the world around us through ritual, creativity, and worship. Featuring essays, interviews, and more than 400 images, ranging from ancient temples to contemporary works of modern land art. Taschen, 2024. Due: Apr....More.

Item Code: LIBESSH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 520pg, Full Color
This is the fifth book in this series. Plant Magick, Tarot, and Astrology are all uniform and $40 each. We also have hurt copies of Plant Magick [LIBEPHR. $40, $20]. On sale is Witchcraft [LIBESH. $40, $27.50], which is recommended and my favorite volume in the series, with artwork by Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, and Leonor Fini.

Mature Readers

Strictly speaking, the Bill Ward Studio Edition up above is adult, but without a lot of nudity, it’s more pin-up (and clearly a product of its more innocent times).

Also new this week is an interesting DVD of a wild 1976 film, Alice in Wonderland: An Adult Musical Comedy! And we have a new 42nd Street Forever Peep Show #59. Click here for all of our adult DVD's.

Finally, a new book of black & white photos from vintage Japanese Sexploitation Cinema: Tokyo Cinerotix.

Coming in March is a new book by acclaimed photographer Stefan Soell: Clover, which looks entirely at one amazing model, Katya Clover, who was born in Russia in 1989. Here’s more from Stefan Soell, who’s books are among our best selling adult titles.

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Two Book Set 1961/62


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Remedios Vara

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News & Notes


2024 Calendars: Last Chance & Upcoming Sale

Next Tuesday January 30 we’re mailing out our CALENDAR SALE e-list. Make sure you are signed up for all sales lists and, if you would like, all adult lists. The adult calendars will be in a separate e-mail.

We have five titles that will NOT be discounted because we have only ONE to THREE copies as I write this: Boris & Julie, Vintage Sci-Fi, Vintage Pulp Westerns, Pulp Attack and Interplanetary Vacations.

All other calendars will be discounted at 40% off (for two “collectible” titles, Zenescope: Art of Paul Green and Omar Rayyan/signed), 50% off, and 60% off for many adult titles. New prices will be posted by either Monday afternoon or Tuesday, January 29-30. The sale emails will go out Tuesday Jan 30th. .

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January Sale

This week we emailed our first big sale of the year with 60 new items. You can see that here on our blog. The week before we had a list of our 2023 Best Sellers. Those can also be seen here on our blog.

Make sure to sign up for all special emails to get first opportunity to order low-in-stock items.

Upcoming Book and Comic Book Shows

These next two shows are Rare Book shows, so that will be the thrust of our material: vintage illustrated books and art books. But our booth in Pasadena is extra big, so we’ll have a good selection of collectible comic books, Big Little Books, and related comics and illustration items.

February 3-4 Rare Books LA, Pasadena

Feb 9-11 56th California Int’l Antiquarian Book Fair, San Francisco

April TBD Berkeley Comic Show

We had a very busy January Berkeley show, thank you! The twice-yearly Sacramento Book Fair is now officially cancelled, we are sad to report. So we’ll be putting our efforts into this vintage comics (and related items) show which runs roughly 4 times a year. Free parking and $10 admission. We bring a broad assortment of comics, fanzines, Rare Books and discounted hurt books, always our most popular category.



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