Thursday, February 29, 2024

Bud's Winter Sale!

Winter Sale! Here's your new Closeouts list. We had so few new items come in this week, and we also have several of our staff out for various reasons, we're filling in this week with a new sale list. We'll be back on track next week with new items including several new adult listings.

Click here for more Sale Items still available from our January Sale, Cyber Sale, and an upcoming Spring Sale. Click here for the latest Closeouts just added.

Below you'll also find some all-new Rare Books for your consideration. Our new employee Dwayne has been getting more than the usual number of Rare Books listed--keep checking New Arrivals for the latest listings. Any title that sells will no longer be found on the website. You can inquire with in case we have another copy or we can keep an eye out for one for you. In the next two weeks we will begin listing two entirely new collections.

Thanks for your support! - Bud


Artists & Illustration


Highly Recommended. One of our very favorite modern artists, with a perspective like no other. His iconic take on Batwoman has left an imprint on comics, his fantastic works in Sandman are amazing, and with the magnificent work on his magnum opus, Promethea, J.H. Williams III has created a name for himself in comics! Works from all these sources and more. DC Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: DCPOJW
Soft Cover, 12x16, 42pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.50

Signed & numbered! Limited, 350. Highly Recommended. A companion to By the Blade. A handsome oversized art portfolio consisting of 10 beautifully printed plates featuring full-color painted illustrations by Dan Brereton. One plate has never been previously published; the others are from Dan’s new book, By the Blade, which features new pieces from the last two years, including work Dan added right up to press time. Swordslingers and she-wolves, ronin and reavers, masters of blade and battle. This is Dan’s tribute to Sword & Sorcery, Samurai Chambara, Weird Tales and Heroic Fantasy. Occasional nudity.Dan Brereton, 2022....More.

Item Code: DANSD
11x15, Full Color
$49.95 $39.95

THE WORLD OF TONY MEEUWISSEN A Life in Illustration and Graphic Art
Highly Recommended. Tony Meeuwissen's lively and engaging artwork has appeared in books and playing cards, magazine covers and postage stamps. Born in London in 1938, by the age of thirty he was a successful freelancer with commissions from Penguin Books, covers for Radio Times, designing stamps for the Royal Mail, illustrating feature articles for the London Sunday Times Magazine, and designing card sets and books. In this absorbing memoir, the artist writes about his life at the drawing board and delves into the inspiration and ideas behind his imagery. Paul Holberton Publishing, 2022....More.

Item Code: WORTMH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 160pg, Full Color
$39.00 $29.00

Highly Recommended. Highly Recommended. Explore every aspect of this quintessential artist’s career, a fantasy illustrator who embraces classic illustration — think John Howe, Brom, James Gurney and Michael Whelan. He’s clearly in the same class, even though he’s a name new to us. This treasure trove covers works created during Tyler’s youth, college thesis work, and magnificent pieces done for clients including Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Rolling Stone Magazine, Toyota, Men’s Journal, Tor Books, Scientific American, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated!! Flesk, 2022....More.

Item Code: ARTTJH
Hard Cover, 12x12, 160pg, Full Color
$49.95 $24.95

Publisher's Exclusive Edition with signed bonus page and additional 16 pages. Highly Recommended. Extra pages showcase sketches and preliminaries only found in this publisher-exclusive edition, as well as a slipcase with a new cover painting, red quarter cloth binding and metallic gold titles. Our supply will be limited to our initial order. Explore every aspect of this quintessential artist's career, a fantasy illustrator who embraces classic illustration — think John Howe, Brom, James Gurney and Michael Whelan. He's clearly in the same class, even though he's a name new to us. His clients including Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Rolling Stone Magazine, Toyota, Men's Journal, Tor Books, Scientific American, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated!! Flesk, 2022....More.

Item Code: ARTTJD
Hard Cover, 12x12, 176pg, Full Color
$99.95 $59.95
See Flesk for more unique art books, and several more on sale.

LUPENTE Flesk Artist Showcase
Highly Recommended. Lupente showcases five outstanding contemporary artists in an elegant and absorbing package. This volume — the first in an ongoing Flesk Artist Showcase series — features Stephanie Law, a fine artist who pulls from dreams and reality to illuminate the boundary between those two worlds;  Julia Blattman, a premier visual-development artist working in the animation industry; Karla Ortiz, a concept and fine artist who is renowned for her personal works and her designs for film; Virginie Ropars, one of the most-revered dollmakers today and  an inspiration to sculptors around the world; and Erica Williams, also known as “HookieDuke,” who has gained acclaim by mastering a unique, highly intricate style of lines and designs that centers on Nature as its inspiration. Flesk, 2022....More.

Item Code: LUPEN
Soft Cover, 9x12, 176pg, Partial Color
$39.95 $24.95

GOREY SECRETS Artistic and Literary Inspirations Behind Divers Books by Edward Gorey
Recommended. By Malcolm Whyte. Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was a fascinating and prolific author and artist. Of the one hundred delightful and fascinating books that Gorey wrote and illustrated, he rarely revealed their specific inspirations or their meanings. Where did his intriguing ideas come from? In Gorey Secrets: Artistic and Literary Inspirations behind Divers Books by Edward Gorey, Malcolm Whyte utilizes years of thorough research to tell an engrossing, revealing story about Gorey's unique works. University of Mississippi Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: GORSH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 176pg, Partial Color
$35.00 $25.00
Here's more Gorey on sale, Born to Be Posthumous [BORNPH. $35, $19.95].

Recommended. By Jacques Martin. Contributors include Gaëtan Akyüz, Stéphane Beaujean et al. Jacques Martin (1921 - 2010) was a French comics artist and comic book creator. He was one of the classic artists of Tintin magazine, where he was a longtime collaborator with Hergé. He is best known for his series Alix, a kind of a French-language Prince Valiant. It stars an adolescent boy who grows up fast fighting and surviving one adventure after another in ancient, pre-gunpowder Europe and Egypt, in the times of Ben Hur and chariot races, swords and gladiators. This volume is a catalog of his work, based on an exhibit at the Angoulême comics festival in France. Text in French. 9eArt Editions, 2018....More.

Item Code: ALIXH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 160pg, Partial Color
$80.00 $34.95
From the same publisher, Calvo is also on sale [CALUNH. $95, $65].

C.F.A. VOYSEY Architect, Designer, Individualist
Recommended. By Anne Stewart O'Donnell. A leading figure in the British Arts and Crafts movement, C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941) could easily have made a career out of pattern design alone, for his ingenious textiles and wall coverings in fresh, clear colors won him international acclaim. His wallpapers and textiles, in particular, reveal his complex personality and his lifelong love of England's flora and fauna. By the mid-1890s, however, he also was hailed as one of Britain's most innovative architects. Pomegranate, 2011....More.

Item Code: CFAVH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 108pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $14.95

SCIENCE FICTION ILLUSTRATION The Near Future and Fantasy Worlds Creators' Showcase
Recommended. A large-format anthology that introduces 32 contemporary artists and their works depicting near-future and imaginary worlds with a variety of illustration styles and outstanding techniques. Inside you will find a devastated apocalyptic world, a society with advanced science, humans and cities that are a fusion of machines and advanced technology, characters traveling through an infinite universe, novel gadgets with huge potential, and the future that we dream of. PIE International, 2021....More.

Item Code: SCIFN
Soft Cover, 10x10, 160pgs, Partial Color
$39.99 $21.99

COSMIC-70 The Art of Paul Davidson
Recommended. A visual archive of sketches, commissioned artwork and fantasy illustrations from comic book creator Paul Davidson. Paul revisits some of his most popular characters from Moon Knight, Silver Surfer and Conan to Judge Dredd and everything in between. The Newcastle-born artist has spent the past 25 years working as a concept artist for video games and illustrating books for publishers around world. His comic book career began with the creation of Dwarf Lords for Games Workshop's "Warhammer" in the 90's. After years of producing storyboards and concept art in the video games industry, Marvel lured him back into comics in 2008 to draw X-Men, Moon Knight and Silver Surfer to name a few. Berserker, 2022....More.

Item Code: COSMP
Soft Cover, 8x11, 100pg, Full Color
$30.00 $15.00
Here is more from Paul Davidson.

Highly Recommended. 23 illustrations, deluxe binding. Louisa May Alcott's Little Women was a critically acclaimed bestseller upon its publication in 1868. It tells the story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March&mdas—each a young woman with a distinctive and relatable personality, a rare feature for a novel at the time. This is the first modern edition to feature the complete full color illustrations of Clara M. Burd, originally executed in 1926. Deluxe gilt-embossed binding. Fascinating 13-page introduction by Alice "Bunny" Carter. She examines Burd's career and the other three women illustrators of this classic. Abbeville Press, 2022....More.

Item Code: LITTWH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 512pg, Text/b&w
$35.00 $25.00

THINGS THAT WERE MADE FOR LOVE The Songsheet Art of Sydney Leff 1924-1932
The first volume in a new series focused on Jazz Age song sheet art and the illustrators who created it. This collects over 150 examples of illustrator Sydney Leff's finest cover art. Includes introductory text and context supplied by the editors, including a new essay by Jazz Age musicologist Hal Glatzer, including excerpts from Leff's only known interview, conducted by Glatzer. New Texture, 2022....More.

Item Code: THINT
Soft Cover, 8x11, 178pg, Full Color
$34.95 $24.95

Recommended. The first fully illustrated introduction to May Morris, a leading contributor to the Arts and Crafts Movement and daughter of famed designer William Morris. It examines Sketches and Watercolors, Wallpapers and Embroidery, Book Covers and Designs, the Art of Dress, Jewelry and Metalwork. One of the leading female contributors to the Arts and Crafts Movement, she ran the embroidery department of her father's famous firm Morris & Co., and had a successful freelance career as a designer, artist, and exhibitor, founding the Women's Guild of Arts in 1907 and undertaking a lecture tour in the United States between 1909 and 1910. May's approach to embroidery was innovative and widely influential in the UK and abroad, yet her important contribution to embroidery is often overshadowed by the accomplishments of her more famous father. Thames & Hudson, 2017....More.

Item Code: MAYMO
Soft Cover, 8x11, 240pg, Full Color
$29.95 $18.95

By Joaquim Paulo. Part design history, part trip down musical memory lane, this anthology of jazz album artwork is a treasure trove of creative and cultural inspiration. Spanning half a century, it assembles the most daring and dynamic jazz cover designs that helped make and shape not only a musical genre but also a particular way of experiencing life. And from Charley Parker and Chet Baker, to Fred Cohen, Ashly Kahn, Bob Ciano, Michael Cuscuna, Rudy Van Gelder and Creed Taylor (and these are just the artists who are interviewed here), this covers the entire field. Massive, oversized, thick volume. Taschen, 2021....More.

Item Code: JAZZH
Hard Cover, 12x12, 552pg, Partial Color
$70.00 $40.00
Here's more with music, album cover art and jazz.

Comic Book Archives


Collects Wolverine: The Origin #1-6, 2001. By Paul Jenkins and Andy Kubert. For decades, Wolverine's shadowy past has been shrouded in mystery. But before he was the savage mainstay of the X-Men, before he was a tormented secret agent codenamed Weapon X — even before he was a barroom brawler in the wilds of Canada — he was a child. And now, his story will be told. Marvel, 2023....More.

Item Code: WOLVOR
Soft Cover, 6x10, 248pg, Full Color
$29.99 $19.99

A deluxe new hardcover edition of the 1973 classic w/separate fold out poster. Two all-new stories created in 1973 for this special edition commemorating the newly named city of Metropolis. "Superman in Superland" by Wayne Boring and a new origin by Murphy Anderson. Plus "How a Comic is Created," features on the TV show and stage play, secrets revealed and more special features. Cool! DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: AMAZWH
Hard Cover, 10x14, 64pg, b&w
$19.99 $9.99

SPIDER-MAN The Wedding Album Gallery Edition
Oversized hardcover. Recommended. By David Michelinie, Jim Shooter et al. Art by John Romita Jr., Alex Saviuk et al. Celebrate the greatest comic-book wedding of all in this oversized Gallery Edition containing the complete story of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson's 1980s nuptials — from proposal, to ceremony, to honeymoon! After years of will-they-won't-they friendship and romance, Peter pops the question...and after a lot of soul-searching, MJ says yes! But will these lovebirds truly hit the jackpot and walk down the aisle, or will that ol' Parker luck — not to mention Electro, the Puma and the new Spider-Slayer — ruin everything for the bride and groom? Plus, vintage behind-the-scenes extras including the newspaper strip version of the wedding, and the complete saga of the happy couple's history!! Marvel, 2022....More.

Item Code: SPIWAH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 296pg, Full Color
$44.99 $29.99
Click for more Spider-Man.

MADMAN Library Edition Volume 2
Collects Madman Comics #11-20 & much, much more. Highly Recommended. 600 pages of the wildest superhero ever, taking us into surreal realms. Deluxe oversized hardcover. Also collects spinoffs and crossovers: Superman/Madman crossover, Powers/Madman one-shot by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Michel Avon Oeming. This six-volume Madman universe library collects all of Allred's award-winning work in selected reading order! Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: MAD02H
Hard Cover, 8x12, 576pg, Full Color
$99.99 $64.99
Madman Library 1 and 3 are available at our usual discounted price of $89.99 each.

SUPERMAN / BATMAN Omnibus Volume 2
Collects Superman/Batman #44-87; Superman/Batman Annual #3-5, 2008-2010. Writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson (Supergirl) and artist Rags Morales (Identity Crisis) bring you one of the darkest struggles Superman and Batman have ever faced. First they attempt to rid the world of all traces of Kryptonite. Then they encounter li'l versions of themselves from an alternate universe, confront an extraterrestrial warrior who aims to wipe out all Kryptonians, and much more. Massive collection! DC Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: SUPBAT02H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1232pg, Full Color
$125.00 $75.00

DECADES MARVEL IN THE '10's Legends and Legacy
By Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue Deconnick, et al. Art by Chris Samnee, Greg Land et al. As Marvel's heroes enjoyed worldwide cinematic success, a diverse array of young champions stole the spotlight in the pages of ever more dramatic stories! Outstanding adventures from the best modern creators, offering fresh new takes on Iron Man, Black Panther, Spider-Man, The Human Torch, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, the beautiful new Captain Thanos! Discover Miles Morales; Gwen "Spider-Woman" Stacy; Thor, Goddess of Thunder; The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl; and far more innovations. Marvel, 2019....More.

Item Code: DECA10
Soft Cover, 7x10, 248pg, Full Color
$24.99 $9.99

DISNEY MASTERS Volume 19 Mickey Mouse Trapped in the Shadow Dimension
By Andrea "Casty" Castellan. In this volume, Scrooge McDuck squares off with "The Terrible, Terrible Triple-Dimensional Beagle Boy''... while in "The World to Come," Mickey and Minnie are headed to far-off Illusitania for royal intrigue, robot war... and a showdown with that dastardly, poetic secret agent, The Rhyming Man! Fantagraphics, 2022....More.

Item Code: DM19H
Hard Cover, 8x10, 192pg, Full Color
$29.99 $19.99
Here's more Disney Masters including others on sale.

AMAZING MYSTERIES The Bill Everett Archives Volume 1
Highly Recommended. Edited by Blake Bell. As co-creator of both the Sub-Mariner and the modern Daredevil, Everett's place in comic history is assured. Here, over 200 pages of never-before-reprinted art and stories are presented for a new look at one of the best comic artists to ever wield a pen. Here are all of his secondary heroes: Hydroman, Skyrocket Steele, Sub-Zero, the Chameleon and others, a glimpse into the wild imagination and amazing talent of one of the all-time greats of the Golden Age. Fantagraphics, 2011. Out of print....More.

Item Code: AMM01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
$39.99 $19.95
Here's more Bill Everett collections.

Collects #6-10, 1949-50. Recommended. Foreword by publisher Peter Crowther. By Richard Hughes et al. Five more seminal issues, each 52-page, of the very first ongoing horror comic. Includes art by the notorious Paul Gatusso (Dr. Fredric Wertham used Gatusso's work as an example of cruelty in comics for his book 'Seduction of the Innocent'), John Celardo, Bob Lubbers, Charles Sultan, John Belfi, Bob Jenny, Jon Blummer, and even a story by EC's Johnny Craig and Harry Lazarus! PS Artbooks, 2012....More.

Item Code: ADU02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color
$48.00 $24.99

Collects #65-71, 1955-56. Highly Recommended. By Ogden Whitney, Harry Lazarus, Kurt Schaffenberger, John Rosenberger The Comics Code in general tamped down creativity and variety in comics. Stan Lee's Atlas line was a good example of this, at least until Kirby and Ditko came back on board. But for editor and writer Richard Hughes, this brought out his absolute best. Stories explored totally new avenues, with more time travel, sci-fi and excellent charactization and complex plots, He even takes 10 or 12 pages to develop a good story, rather than the industry standard of just 6 or 8. This is outstanding comics writing and one of the series I most enjoy reading now, 50 years later. PS Artbooks, 2017....More.

Item Code: ADU12H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 272pg, Full Color
$59.99 $24.99

Collects #1-5, 1952. Recommended. By Joe Kubert, Rafael Astarita, Paul Gattuso et al. Another exceptional title from the innovative publisher St. John. Artists include Don Perlin, Rafael Astarita, Paul Gattuso, Ralph Mayo, George Meyerriecks, Bob Forgione, Joe Kubert, George Tuska and William Ekgren, whose bizarre surreal covers are now key collectible books from the pre-code days. They're all here — witches, vampires, walking corpses, ghosts, ghouls and goblins galore. With above average artwork. PS Artbooks, 2017. Out of print....More.

Item Code: PCST01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color
$59.99 $24.99

Collects Voyage to the Deep #1-5, Dell, 1962-64, and Escape from Devil's Island #1, Avon, 1952. Recommended. Art by Sam Glanzman, Everett Raymond Kinstler et al. In Voyage to the Deep, the submarine Proteus has just finished its shakedown run and heads out to explore the Mariana trench; When they reach the trench they not only have to deal with giant sea creatures but an act of terrorism that threatens the entire world. Escape from Devils Island is a pre-code tale focusing on life inside the notorious French penal colony known as Devil's Island. Set up and framed for murder and robbery, Pierre Gavril is sentenced to twenty years of torture, hard labor and isolation on Devils Island — and escape is said to be suicide. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: PCAD04H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$46.99 $29.99

Collects Voyage to the Deep #1-4, 1962-1964; and Escape from Devil's Island #1, 1952. Recommended. In Voyage to the Deep, the submarine Proteus has just finished its shakedown run and heads out to explore the Mariana trench — where they not only have to deal with giant sea creatures but an act of terrorism that threatens the entire world. An interesting Dell Comics series with painted covers and art by Sam Glanzman. Escape from Devils Island is a pre-code Avon Comics one-shot on life inside the notorious French penal colony known as Devil's Island. Set up and framed for murder and robbery, Pierre Gavril is sentenced to twenty years of torture, hard labor and isolation on Devils Island — and escape is said to be suicide. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: PCAD04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$26.99 $17.99

OUT OF THIS WORLD ADVENTURES Volumes 1 & 2 Reversible Book
Collects #1-2, 1950-51. Highly Recommended. The wonderful folk at PS Artbooks bring you two complete issues of a pulp which also featured full color comics — in the flip book format with 264 pages. Comic stories are "Kenton of the Space Patrol," "Lunar Station" and "Man-Eating Lizards" by the legendary Joe Kubert with able assists by John Giunta, and two episodes of an early Conanesque tryout, "Crom the Barbarian" by famed writer Gardner Fox and Giunta. Complemented by prose sci-fi stories from Lester del Rey, Ray Cummings, Basil Wells, A. Bertram Chandler and A.E. Van Vogt, among others. PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: OUTA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 264pg, Full Color
$34.99 $24.99

Collects #10, 12, 13, 4&5 (#1-5), 1952-53. Recommended. All cover by L.B. Cole. Art by Jay Disbrow, Matt Baker, Wood/Harrison et al. Horror, Jo-Jo Jungle King, a book-length adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (by Wood/Harrison), violent crime and more. Publisher Star didn't have much budget, so they reprinted many stories from earlier Fox comics. But then they had Jay Disbrow do new lead stories, and the notorious L.B. Cole created some of the most highly collectible covers ever on pre-code comics. That's what we have here! PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: PSST01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$29.99 $22.50

Collects #21-25, 1960-61. Recommended. Steve Ditko stories in all but one issue; covers on four! One of Charlton's longest running titles, this ran for nine years from 1956 to 1965. Fantasy-supernatural, horror tales and science fiction stories with work byDick Giordano, Bill Molno, Bill Fraccio, Bill Montes, and Charles Nicholas. All here, reproduced completely from cover to cover as they should be! PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: SAMUW05
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$29.99 $22.50
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Comic Reference & How-To


DIRTY PICTURES Rebels Revolutionized Art and Invented Comix Hardcover
Recommended. By Brian Doherty. Author Brian Doherty weaves together the stories of R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez, and Harvey Pekar, among many others, detailing the complete narrative history of this movement that came to define "cool." Via dozens of new interviews and archival research, Doherty chronicles the scenes that sprang up around the country in the 1960s and '70s and the rivalries, ideological battles, and conflicts that flourished. Artists' origins and successes, including Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize winning Maus and the feminist collective Wimmen's Comix, and through strife, from S. Clay Wilson's spiral into alcoholism to Disney's war on the Air Pirates. Concluding with an examination of these creators' legacies. Abrams, 2022. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: DIRPH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 448pg, Text Only
$30.00 $20.00
Also available in softcover for $18.

Highly Recommended. By Damien MacDonald. Very well illustrated, a full-blown museum exhibit in a book — entirely from the original art and fully curated with notes. From Milton Caniff and Hal Foster, to Carl Barks, Moebius, Milo Manara, John Buscema...right across the spectrum. Impressive! This compact history, populated by meta-humans, hybrids, and superheroes, presents imagined fantastical worlds that have attracted generations of devoted fans. This is also a celebration of the characters who have accompanied readers from their first forays into reading through adolescence, and on into adulthood — from Tarzan to Tintin, Little Nemo to Betty Boop, the Fantastic Four to Batman, the Silver Surfer to Sin City, and the underground comics of Robert Crumb. Rizzoli/Flammarion, 2022....More.

Item Code: ANATCO
Soft Cover, 6x9, 256pg, Partial Color
$40.00 $34.99

DRAWING FROM PHOTOS Problem Solving and Interpretation When Figure Drawing
Highly Recommended. In this volume, award-winning artist and teacher Patrick J. Jones explores the art of drawing fantasy illustrations as well as nudes from photos. He explores the minefield of unseen problems such as distortion, tangents, and shallow depth. Each step-by-step includes a model pose to refer to as he creates the illustration step-by-step. He creates a virtual workshop as he shares his methods, insights and interpretations to produce drawings and paintings with style and confidence. Nudity.Korero, 2022. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: DRAWP
Soft Cover, 9x11, 160pg, Partial Color
$36.95 $24.95

Recommended. By Keith Davis and Doug Zawisza. Two great Companion books on special! The Flash Companion recounts the scarlet speedster's evolution from the Golden Age to the 21st century, detailing the histories of Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West, and Bart Allen! And the Hawkman Companion features interviews and commentary from many who have helped Hawkman soar through the ages! Written by Keith Dallas and Doug Zawisza, each book is more than 200 pages. Profusely illustrated with covers, splash pages and special artwork. TwoMorrows, 2008....More.

Item Code: DCCOMP
Soft Cover, 8x11, 424pg, b&w
$51.80 $34.95

Recommended. Edited by Eisner Award Winner Oiana Whitted. Some comics fans view the industry's Golden Age (1930s-1950s) as a challenging time when it comes to representations of race, an era when the few Black characters appeared as brutal savages, devious witch doctors, or unintelligible minstrels. Yet the true portrait is more complex and reveals that even as caricatures predominated, some Golden Age comics creators offered more progressive and nuanced depictions of Black people. Desegregating Comics assembles a team of leading scholars to explore how debates about the representation of Blackness shaped both the production and reception of Golden Age comics. Rutgers University Press , 2023...More.

Item Code: DESEC
Soft Cover, 6x9, 358pg, Text/Partial Color
$34.95 $24.95

Comics & Graphic Novels


BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS Volume 1 Gotham Nocturne Overture
Collects Detective #1062-1065. Recommended. By Ram V. Art by Rafael Albuquerque. Something is terribly wrong with Batman. No matter what tests Bruce takes, nor the numbers he counts, the greatest detective in the world can't pin down the source of this creeping dread — of his own inner demons and a looming mortality. Meanwhile, real demons roam the shadows as an ancient melody haunts the Gotham night. Who is human, who is demon, who is to tell? As Batman investigates the songs and the demons of Gotham, he is forced to confront the oldest question...whether there has been a demon within him all along...and if so, what does it want...and why hasn't it taken over yet? DC Comics, 2023....More.

Item Code: BATD01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 152pg, Full Color
$29.99 $19.99

I AM A BARBARIAN Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs Signed Limited
Signed & limited, 600. Bookplate signed by Thomas Simmons (adaptor), Mike Dubisch (artist) and L. Jamal Walton (letterer). Bookplate limited to 250. Introduction by James Sullos, President, ERB Inc. Custom gold foil-imprinted slipcase. This is an uncommon "historical fiction" set in ancient Rome, written in 1941 but not published until 1967, now adapted into a Sunday Page format and first published online on the ERB website. It tells the story of a young man's courage in the face of cruel adversity, and of his tragic love for a beautiful Belgian slave girl. Britannicus, the defiant son of an arrogant chief in far-off Britain, was just another barbarian to the haughty Romans who captured and enslaved him, now the personal gladiator/slave of the mad Emperor Caligula. ERB, Inc., 2022....More.

Item Code: IAMBAD
Hard Cover, 11x8, 228pg, Partial Color
$100.00 $69.00

Recommended. By Stephanie Phillips et al. Art by Simon Fraser et al. Cover by Marguerite Sauvage. During the height of the cold war, in 1967, Czech Petr Sadecky defected to the West with a suitcase full of comics. That was the origin of Octobriana, both a wild adventure comic and an anti-Soviet act of rebellion. This celebrates the cult underground Russian superheroine with eight fun new stories by an exciting mix of creative talent! Dead Good Comics, 2021....More.

Item Code: OCTW01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 64pg, Full Color
$9.99 $6.99

STAR WARS The High Republic: Trail of Shadows
Collects #1-5, 2021. By Daniel José Older. Art by Dave Wachter. One Jedi Master is dead. Another is in a state of complete shock. And Jedi investigator Emerick Caphtor must solve the case before it's too late. The fate of the Jedi, the Hutts, and the Nihil hangs by this tangled thread of lies and deceit. Emerick will need to dive into the darkness, testing himself and his Jedi ideals like never before. And he'll need help. Luckily, lady private eye Sian Holt lives in the shadows. Together, the two will follow the trail wherever it leads — if they can work together, that is! Marvel, 2022....More.

Item Code: SWHIGT
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$15.99 $7.99
More Star Wars here.

Translated from the original French edition. Highly Recommended. By Mathieu Mariolle. Art by Fabio Piacentini. December 1944. As the fate of World War II seems to be sealed, a submarine leaves Germany, taking with it Hitler's last hope for winning the war. Or is it? Two allied commandos immediately set off after the aircraft: one English, the other American. And meanwhile a British submarine is hunting the German vessel and their only goal is to send it to the bottom of the sea. When the true nature of the precious cargo is revealed, the once parallel paths of these allies begin to diverge and it's double-cross time... Humanoids, 2022....More.

Item Code: FINSEC
Soft Cover, 8x10, 120pg, Full Color
$22.99 $15.99

HAMMER OF THE GODS Volume 1 Mortal Enemy
Recommended. By Mike Oeming and Mark Wheatley. Art by Michael Avon Oeming, Kelsey Shannon et al. Vikings just want to have fun! Of course, their idea of fun involves sharp bladed weapons, sexy warrior-women, and lots of blood. Sadly, Modi's suffering under a curse and if he ever touches a weapon he will lose his soul. Worse still, he's obligated to a fight-to-the-finish with the God Thorr! Who can blame the gods for not expecting Modie would have the courage and the power to stand against them. "..the quest of one hero, one simple good man with one simple good question. Why?" -from Peter David's introduction. IDW, 2009....More.

Item Code: HAMG01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$19.99 $7.99

Recommended. By Pat Dorian. A stunning graphic debut: the life of the legendary silent-film actor Lon Chaney (the original Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame), as imagined by an artist whose work recalls the style and skill of early-era New Yorker cartoonists. Pantheon, 2020....More.

Item Code: LONCHH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 160pg, Full Color
$25.00 $12.50

Foreword by Walt Simonson. Two stories in full color. Our Highest Recommendation. An extra-thick volume offers tales inspired by the Arabian Nights by comics master Sergio Toppi, exploring a barbaric society where the supernatural is the only remedy to injustice! Sharaz-de, captive to a cruel and despotic king, must each night spin tales to entertain her master and save her head from the executioner. Her stories are filled with evil spirits, treasures, risk, and danger, but ever at their center is the passions of gods and men. Magnetic Press, 2022....More.

Item Code: COLT07H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 216pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $19.99
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Artist Sam Kieth and writer Chris Ryall transport you to a dystopian near-future Japan, where spectral, once-human husks prey on the unfortunates who couldn't find salvation in the skyscraper-like trees that now dominate the decimated landscape. A discredited scientist works furiously to find a cure, until a one-eyed orphan girl and her pet, named Urp, force him to rethink everything he knows... Image Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: HOLLO
Comic, 7x10, 96pg, Full Color
$9.99 $5.99

Decades in the making and already generating advance praise, an original graphic novel biography about the life of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Author and illustrator Noah Van Sciver, who was raised a Mormon, covers one of history's most controversial figures, who founded a religion which is practiced by millions. We learn about the anti-Mormon threats and violence which caused his followers to move from New York to Ohio, Smith's receiving the divine commandment of plural marriage, his imprisonment, his announcement to run for president of the United States, and his ultimate murder by an angry mob in 1844 at the young age of 38! Abrams ComicArts, 2022....More.

Item Code: JOSSH
Hard Cover, 6x10, 464pg, Full Color
$29.99 $19.99

Collects Trial #1-2, Nubia #6, WW #785-786, and Trial/Wonder Girl #1-2. Plus all variant covers. By Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad et al. Art by Joëlle Jones. An epic crossover event where all the Wonder Woman tribes will collide and compete for leadership. Discover who guides the Amazons into the future and who is trying to destroy them in the process! After the events of Nubia & the Amazons, the dangers of Doom's Doorway have found their way to Man's World and garnered the attention of not one, but all three Amazonian tribes. Tempers rise and swords are brandished as the women argue about the best course of action. DC Comics, 2022....More.

Item Code: TRIAH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 208pg, Full Color
$29.99 $19.99

Recommended. By Philippe Collin. Art by Sébastien Goethals. In the dead of night, 83-year-old Marcel Grob is sequestered by an investigating judge who questions him about his past. Particularly beginning on June 28, 1944, the day when "Marzell," like ten thousand of his German-speaking peers from the French borderland province of Alsace, became a member of the Nazis' infamous Waffen SS. But did the teenager volunteer, or was he conscripted by the Nazis? Dead Reckoning, 2022....More.

Item Code: JOURMG
Soft Cover, 7x10, 192pg, Partial Color
$27.95 $15.95

Recommended. Perhaps the most famous opera in history, Georges Bizet's Carmen premiered in 1875 in Paris. The four-act opera, adapted from the novella by Prosper Mérimée, remains "one of the most exciting and popular works in the repertoire." Arizona Opera Company presents Carmen, a tragic tale of a beautiful dancer and her soldier-suitors (and revolutionaries), adapted as a graphic novel by tenor, director, and writer Alek Shrader and illustrated by legendary artist P. Craig Russell and the acclaimed artist Aneke (Bylines in Blood). Powerfully drawn in an oversized format, with excellent artwork. Clover Press, 2023....More.

Item Code: CARMH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 112pg, Full Color
$35.00 $14.95

By Sam Timel. Art by Jorge Miguel.An oversized graphic novel first published in France. Imprisoned by the thousands in the bowels of an uninhabited moon, they have been erased from official history. All members of the Khelek Dynasty and their allies were banished to the barren caves. Sixty-five years later, their descendants are still captive there. Xinthia has had enough and with the help of a robot warrior turned rebel, she's doing it. Humanoids, 2022....More.

Item Code: SAPIH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 120pg, Full Color
$24.99 $14.99

Comic book wise guys Kane and Able offer you a retro-style "summer dump cake of genre-busting mischief and masked mayhem" in this oversized anthology of never-before-published stories. Discover the do-gooder Astonishing Shield Bug! Surf the Fleshwave with Black Fur in "Who Fears The Deathroach?" Journey into the sub-basement in the gasoline-tinged "Dustmites!" Ride into the Creepzone with Nightmare and Sleepy — where one of our Golden Age-inspired heroes is going to die! Ultra-violent! MaImage Comics, 2021. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: KANEAB
Soft Cover, 8x12, 72pg, Full Color
$12.99 $6.99

BELLE Headless Horseman Vitorino Cover
32-page story. By Dave Franchini, art by Julius Abrera. The Headless Horseman roams ancient woods and battlefields seeking the lives of those who have strayed from the fight. And he collects their heads. Anabelle "Belle" DiMarco is a descendent from a bloodline of hunters of beasts and otherworldly creatures. So what happens when beast hunter meets horseman? Find out here when legends collide! Zenescope, 2021....More.

Item Code: BELHO
Comic, 7x10, 40pg, Full Color
$5.99 $3.99

Collects Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1 & A Whisper of Caladan Seas #1. By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Art by Adam Gorham. Jopati Kolona is one of the Sardaukar: the emperor's elite military unit. The Sardaukar are unbeatable, unbending in their devotion, and feared throughout the galaxy. Tasked with overthrowing the Atreides stronghold on Dune, Jopati will be forced to choose between duty and forgiveness. Meanwhile, as Paul Atreides meets his destiny in battle, Sgt. Vitt must use his family's gift of storytelling as a Jongleur to transport his men from their tomb to their homeworld of Caladan. Boom!, 2022....More.

Item Code: DUNTFH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.50
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Facsimile Editions


CHILDREN OF DOOM Replica Edition
Collects Charlton Premiere #2, 1967. Written by Denny O'Neil, and drawn by the late great Pat Boyette. A full length story with a unique blend of full color and black and white pages. Holocaust, space and time traveling, mutants...a compelling story, especially given the period it was produced in and the audience (kids?) it was aimed at. A rather obvious Dr. Strangelove reference as the world faces an uncertain future in the age of the Atom Bomb. PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: CHILDO
Magazine, 7x10, 36pg, b&w
$16.99 $9.99

CHILLING TALES #13 Facsimile Edition & Print
Collects #13, 1952. With 11 1/2 x 16 matted print of the cover. Recommended. Kicking off PS Facsimile comics comes a three-issue line-up from the pen of the legendary Matt Fox who also created covers for the pulp Weird Tales. He is well known for a small body of work but each piece unique and totally weird! Plus: The Screaming Skull by Harry Harrison, Spider Hider by pulp illustrator Vincent Napoli and Pursued by Vic Carrabotta. All scans reworked to bring them back as close as possible to the originals, with all ads. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: CHIL13
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color
$23.99 $14.99

CHILLING TALES #15 Facsimile Edition & Print
Collects #15, 1953. With 11 1/2 x 16 matted print of the cover. Recommended. By Harry Harrison et al. Starting with a brand new line in pre-code comic books, the indefatigable and even ubiquitous PS Artbooks launches the PS Facsimile Comics imprint, which come with a bonus oversized print of the cover, already matted. Kicking off PS Facsimile comics comes a three-issue line-up from the pen of the legendary Matt Fox of Chilling Tales, well known for bizarre covers for Weird Tales, the pulp. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: CHIL15
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color
$23.99 $14.99

CHILLING TALES #17 Facsimile Edition & Print
Collects #17, 1953. With 11 1/2 x 16 matted print of the cover. Recommended. By Harry Harrison, Steve Kirkel et al. Kicking off PS Facsimile comics comes a three-issue line-up from the pen of the legendary Matt Fox of Chilling Tales, well known for his quirky comics covers as well as bizarre covers for the venerable pulp Weird Tales. Sir Walter Scott and Edgar Allan Poe adaptations. Comes with a handsome oversized matted print of wild cover. PS Artbooks, 2021....More.

Item Code: CHIL17
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color
$23.99 $11.99

EERIE COMICS #1 1947 Replica Edition
Recommended. It was January 1947 that the first real, indisputable supernatureal horror comic came along: Eerie Comics #1, published by Avon. Behind a striking cover by Rudy Palais lay "The Eyes of the Tiger" by Bob Fuji featuring a pet tiger who gets his first taste for blood, "Dead Man's Tale" by Jon Small, story of a bottle that gave Myron Morgan wealth and how he died when it was destroyed, and "The Man-Eating Lizards" by Joe Kubert — when a plane goes down in the ocean, the surviving crew members find themselves on an island of giant, man-eating lizards. And "The Strange Case of Henpecked Harry" by Fred Kida, tells how Harry Horton plots the death of his wife, only to be driven mad by the guilt. PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: ECM01
Magazine, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color
$16.99 $10.99

BLUE BOLT WEIRD TALES OF TERROR #118 Facsimile Edition & Print
From 1953. With matted oversized print of the cover. Recommended. One of the true classics. Behind a stunning L.B. Cole cover, we get a brand-new Jay Disbrow classic, "The Creature in the Fens," another new story "Horror of the Future" by Norman Nodel, and "Winged Death," by Wally Wood! Faithfully reproduced with all scans reworked to bring them back as close as possible to the dizzy days of the originals. PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: BB118
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color
$23.99 $15.99

BLUE BOLT WEIRD TALES OF TERROR #110 Facsimile Edition & Print
From 1951. With matted oversize print of the cover. Recommended. Another wonderful all-new cover by L.B. Cole. Spacehawk by Basil Wolverton, Blue Bolt (created by Simon & Kirby, here drawn by Alan Mandel) and The Phantom Sub, all from 1942. Superhero Target and the Targeteers from 1946 by Ken Battefield. PS Artbooks' new facsimile comic range have been faithfully produced with all scans reworked to bring them back as close as possible to the originals. PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: BB110
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color
$23.99 $15.99

BLUE BOLT WEIRD TALES OF TERROR #116 Facsimile Edition & Print
From 1952. With matted oversize print of the cover. Recommended. Another riveting L.B. Cole cover, combining war and horror themes. Inside we have a new story, "The Ghostly Guardians" by the great Jay Disbrow and an eclectic mix of reprints: a superhero Blue Bolt drawn by Dan Barry from 1943, and a unknown artist draws Jungle Jo, a Rulah-style jungle man from a 1950 Fox publication. Plus other short features. PS Artbooks, 2022....More.

Item Code: BB116
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color
$23.99 $15.99
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This set duplicates the Manara Erotic Tarot but smaller sized with planetary, zodiac and four element symbols. 32-page booklet with instructions in six languages, including English. Recognized as a master of erotic illustration, Milo Manara transports us to a dreamlike yet carnal dimension that praises life and lust. Attractive illustrated box. Import from Italy. Lo Scarabeo, 2002. Adult material....More.

Item Code: MANTCM
2x4, Full Color
$17.95 $12.95
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SHADOWS SEEN & UNSEEN Poetry from the Shadows Slipcased
Works of Clark Ashton Smith. Limited collector's edition. Warehouse Find. Recommended. Clark Ashton Smith was author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories, often published in Weird Tales. And he had a close friendship with H. P. Lovecraft and also Robert E. Howard, resulting in fascinating letters to and from each man. And Smith was also a poet, sculptor, and painter. This illustrated collection includes 30 poems, 13 reproduced from the original manuscripts; artwork and sculptures, an autobiography, short stories and more. Like Howard's, Smith's poetry is fantasy and horror inspired, in keeping with the Weird Tales subjects for which he was known. Many were first published there and in other pulps in the 1920s and 30. HIH Art Studio, 2007....More.

Item Code: SHASESD
Hard Cover, 8x10, 94pg, Partial Color
$35.00 $20.00
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H. P. Lovecraft’s dark vision of Massachusetts as a seat of cosmic weirdness has fascinated readers for more than a century. Witch-troubled Arkham. Drowned Dunwich. Mystic Kingsport. Fish-fouled Innsmouth. And others even more obscure….Ten new and previously-printed stories explore the forces of Cthulhu and his otherworldly allies....More.

Item Code: WILADC02
Soft Cover, 6x9, 246pg, Text/b&w
$24.95 $17.50

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STORMBRINGER The Elric Saga Prose Novel Volume 2
Four more complete prose novels. Highly Recommended. Cover by Michael Whelan. Foreword by Michael Chabon. In one of the most well-known and well-loved fantasy epics of the 20th century, Elric is the brooding, albino emperor of the dying Kingdom of Melnibone. After defeating his nefarious cousin and gaining control over the epic sword, Stormbringer, Elric, prince of ruins, must decide what he's willing to sacrifice in a fight against Armageddon. Saga Press, 2022....More.

Item Code: ELR02H
Hard Cover, 6x9, 860pg, Text/Partial Color
$29.99 $19.99
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"Neuman's study offers Disney scholars an invaluable missing link between the fantasylands of Disney and those of the Hollywood studios of the Golden Age." Here the author shows the close links between classic Hollywood adventure films and what Disney and his staff created in Disneyland, complete with pictures showing the parallels. This modest softcover volume focuses on the initial planning of Disneyland and its first year of operation, a time when Walt personally oversaw every detail of the park's development. Divided into chapters by park zone, it reveals how the five sectors were constructed using illusionistic tricks of stage design. McFarland, 2022....More.

Item Code: FROHO
Soft Cover, 6x9, 268pg, Text/b&w
$49.95 $34.95

Recommended. Hardcover! Featuring major moments from the history of the Black Panther as illustrated by the finest talents to have ever delineated the adventures of T'Challa, his faithful friends and his bitter enemies! Whether he's hanging out with the Fantastic Four, serving alongside the Avengers, stalking the urban jungle of New York City or defending Wakanda as its noble warrior king, the Black Panther is one of Marvel's greatest heroes — and his costume is one of the coolest around! 22-page introduction by Jess Harrold. Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: BLAPPH
Hard Cover, 4x6, 84pg, Full Color
$19.99 $7.50

Newly Arrived Rare Books


By Carl Barks. The Unexpurgated Carl Barks contains approximately 160 of the best, the funniest, the most outrageous cartoons drawn between 1928 and 1936 by Carl Barks for the Minneapolis-based "girlie" magazine, The Calgary Eye-Opener! Hamilton Comics, 1997. Out of Print. Condition: Plus Fine. Light rubbing along the spine....More.

Item Code: RB5526
Soft Cover, 6x9, 64 pgs, Full Color

First Edition. Text in Spanish. By Felipe Oscaraibar and Gera Gimenez. Art by Richard Corben, el al. Comix International Magazine#4 has 8 stories with beautiful art including a centerfold in full color (pinup) by Dave Stevens. Comix International was only sold through the back pages of the Warren magazines and never sold in stores. Stories Included: Den (The Price Of An Inheritance) by Richard Corben, The Wedding Gift by Carlos Gimenez, Salt Of Acid, Get Out Of My Life! by Oscar Aibar and Gera, Broadway (World Of Shit), by Mike Ratera, Who Has Removed My Pin-Ups From The Wall? by Dave Sevens, Bit Degeneration by Bruno Brindisi, Cody Starbuck by Howard Chaykin, So Long, Baby, by Piero Dall' Agnol and Erika Goldring (Museum), by Fernando De Felipe. Toutain,1992. Out Of Print. Condition. Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB5530
Magazine, 8x11, 84pgs, Partial Color

Volumes 1 & 2. Our Highest Recommendation. By Ernst W. Gerber. Published in 1990, Ernst and Mary Gerber's Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books is still one of the most comprehensive and exhaustive forays into the history and art of comic books. Featuring over 20,000 cover images across two oversized volumes, The Photo-Journals document comic books published during the Golden Age (19 38-45) and into the dawn of the Silver Age (mid-1950s), reproducing each cover in full-color, photographed from the best possible copies of each issue available. In addition, each series listing features supplemental information noting publication year, creators, scarcity guide, and more. No comic collector's reference library is complete without these massive, informative tomes. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB5509
Hard Cover Deluxe, 10.0" x14.0", , Full Color

By Floyd Gottfredson. Volumes 1-6: Daily Strips 1930-1942. Floyd Gottfredson, artist and writer of Mickey Mouse, turned these strips into a 100-proof cocktail of thrills, comedy, warmth, and cynicism. You'll enjoy rare behind-the-scenes art, vintage publicity material, and fascinating commentary by a haunted houseful of Disney scholars. All strips are lovingly restored from Disney's original proofs. Fantagraphics, 2011-14. Out Of Print. Condition. Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB5503
Hard Cover Deluxe, 9" x 10.5", , Black & White

First Edition. Signed & Limited to 2000. By Boris Vallejo. Very beautiful limited edition portfolio by Boris Vallejo with 6 amazing color plates, signed and numbered by Boris on the inside portfolio folder (See Gallery). Schanes and Schanes,1983. Number 1317/2000. Out of Print. Condition: Plus Fine. Soft corner bump....More.

Item Code: RB5520
Porfolio Folder, 9x12, 6 plates, Full Color

MYSTERIOUS WORLD The Art Of Arthur Suydam Portfolio Signed/Limited
First Edition. Signed & Limited To 2000. By Arthur Suydam. This is a limited edition portfolio from 1983 by Arthur Suydam. Two of Suydam's most well known characters, Cholly and Flytrap are among the 6 amazing pencil drawings included. Signed and numbered (1464/2000) by Arthur Suydam on the first plate (See Gallery). Schanes & Schanes, 1983. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. Is in Mint Condition!...More.

Item Code: RB5521
Porfolio Folder, 9x12, 6 plates, b&w

By Burne Hogarth. Dynamic figure drawing is the most essential — and the most difficult — of all skills for an artist to learn. The hardest problem is to visualize the figure in the tremendous variety of poses which the body takes in action, poses which plunge the various forms of the body into deep space and show them in radical foreshortening. Foreshortening itself is, in fact, the single most challenging aspect of figure drawing. Watson-Guptill, 1970. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Minute crease on dust cover front edge....More.

Item Code: RB5510
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 9.0" x 11.25", 176pg, Black & White

THE COMPLETE COLOR Polly & Her Pals Series 1 Set Volume 1 & Volume 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

First Edition. Signed & Limited to 500. By Leonard Starr. Dailies and Sundays from February 10, 1957 to January 11, 1958. A complete redo of the Eisner Nominated "Leonard Starr's Mary Perkins On Stage Volume One", reprinting this classic American comic strip in all its passionate glory. This new edition also includes new and better source material replacing all the dreaded clipped strips, a reformatting of the Introduction by Walter Simonson with additional art, and a completely rewritten biography of Leonard Starr. Includes a signed and numbered print (256/500)! Classic Comics, 2013. Out Of Print. Condition. Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB5528
Soft Cover, 11x8, 168pg, Black & White
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