Thursday, February 15, 2024

Matt Baker’s Tiger Girl, Fawcett’s Captain Midnight, Ghost Rider Volume 2, Lou Fine, J.R.R. Tolkien, Quentin Tarantino Alley Oop and Rat Queens.

New from PS: Tiger Girl by Matt Baker, Fawcett’s Captain Midnight, and two pre-code classics: Ghost Rider Volume 2, and Ghost Comics. Coming is a Lou Fine collection and Amazing Man by Bill Everett! Biographic graphic novels explore JRR Tolkien and Quentin Tarantino. Plus Rat Queens Omnibus, Alley Oop Undersea, and a new Penthouse Comics debuts.

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Fight #32-52, 1944-47. Highly Recommended. By Matt Baker, Bob Webb, Alex Blum, Joe Doolin et al. Tiger Girl was one of the longest running Fiction House characters, obviously a take-off of Sheena but boasting artwork by none other than Matt Baker in his prime! Also known as Princess Vishnu, she was brought from India to Africa by her father Rajah Vishnu, after the death of her Irish mother. Using her whip and her tiger ring, which gave her added strength, she fought jungle evil with her companions: Benzali, a tiger, and Abdola, an Indian man.. PS Artbooks, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: FIGTG01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

This will also be in soon in a hardcover edition [FIGTG01H. $52.99]. Here is more by Lou Fine.

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#1-3, 1942. Complete with all ads and bonus back cover "Comix Cards". Recommended. Captain Midnight began as a popular radio program, starred in films, and Fawcett bought the rights to make him one of their premier Golden Age comics. Jack Binder and Joe Millard put together these first three 64-page issues battling the Axis powers. PS Artbooks, 2023....More.

Item Code: CAPM01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

Collects #1-5, 1951-52. Recommended. Five issues of one of Fiction House’s most hotly collected titles. This series boasted some of the most magnificent covers of the early 1950s/EC era. Here are Maurice Whitman’s finest covers, plus EC's very own Jack Kamen, Rafael Astarita, and  Señorita Rio’s own Lily Renee. PS Artbooks, 2023....More.

Item Code: PCGS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
This was published only in hardcover in 2015. It’s still available as a special order item [PCGS01H. $59.99].

Item Code: GHOR02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

GHOST RIDER Volume 2 Hardcover
Collects #6-10, 1951-52. Highly Recommended. #6 and 8 have drug use stories! All interior art is by Dick Ayers in this very popular series, which would inspire the later Marvel character. Ghost Rider had great horror elements, which fit right in with the popular horror genres before the Comics Code came along. Ayers said this was his very favorite strip to draw, and he did a wonderful job, long before he became Jack Kirby's regular inker in the early Marvel monster and super hero comics. PS Artbooks, 2024. ...More.

Item Code: GHOR02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

See our website for Volume 1 SC and HC, same price.

Collects Fantastic Comics #10, 1954 and Eerie Tales #10-12 and #15, 1963-64. PS Artbooks has unearthed some more little horrors for Volume 6 of Classic Horror Comics! Starting with Fantastic Comics #10, a hush falls over the audience as the lights dim ... steady now... for when the curtain rises "Fate Laughs at Clowns!" Eerie Tales #10 you better not miss the secret of "Dr. Hill's Lab!" In issue #11 The Purple Claw encounters a creepy old man that turns into a huge "Death Flower" at night that lives in the Florida swamps and feasts on human flesh. Issue #12 tempts us with another terrible secret, this time of "The Pit." And finally #15 asks where did it come from — what was it that caused the strange happenings — what was "The Unknown Presence?" PS Artbooks, 2024. ...More.

Item Code: CLHOR06
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
A hardcover edition of this came out in 2023 and is available [CLHOR06H. $52.99].

Collects #53-57, 1961-62. "Charlton Comics Gives You More!" and Strange Suspense certainly gave you more of the huge roster of creative talents at their disposal, including Bill Molno, Charles Nicholas, Rocco Mastroserio. And, of course, Steve Ditko's last work is in #53. A strange mix of horror, suspense, science fiction, fantasy and supernatural stories! PS Artbooks, 2024....More.

Item Code: PCSS08
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
The hardcover edition for this will be here shortly [PCSS08H. $52.99].

The Moon Maid Trilogy


THE MOON MAID The Centennial Edition
Three book set! Signed by the contributors, numbered & limited to 600. Special edition of The Moon Maid published for the first time in hardback in three separate volumes with 20,000 words not found in the 1926 A. C. McClurg first edition. Each book in the set is printed on archival paper, Smyth-sewn, bound in a leather cover, double stamped in gold and wrapped in an original dust jacket. The set is housed, with a collector’s portfolio, in a decorated leather clamshell case. The three volumes are The Moon Maid, The Moon Men, and The Red Hawk. The trilogy will feature 100 illustrations from 20 different artists past and present, including 20+ tipped in color plates, 30+ full page b&w illustrations and 40+ spot b&w illustrations. ERB, Inc., 2023....More.

Item Code: MOONMH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 468pg, Partial Color

We still have a few copies left of the previous release, At The Earth’s Core. Still publication price. If you want matching numbers on this and the Moon Maid, call and ask for LaDonna and we’ll make it happen! [ATEAD. 299.99].

Comics Archives


Collects Volume 1, #1-16, Volume 2 #1-25 and much more. Limited, 5,000. By Kurtis J. Wiebe and Ryan Ferrier. Art by Roc Upchurch et al. Collecting the entire journey of the Rat Queens, from their raucous and wild beginnings as mercenaries to their rise as begrudging heroes. Discover what made this award-winning high-fantasy series special. It's cultivated fans all over the world — the comedy, camaraderie, and adventurous spirit all with a modern twist that makes the main cast of Violet, Betty, Hannah, and Dee feel like people you already knew. This is a fantasy series like no other, with ten years of adventures in one giant tome. Image Comics, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: RATQH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1224pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

Collects #16-22, 1968-69. Our Highest Recommendation. Cover by Frank Frazetta. Join an all-star lineup of comics creators — writer Archie Goodwin and artists Al Williamson, Neal Adams, Johnny Craig, Steve Ditko, Gray Morrow, Angelo Torres, Reed Crandall, Tom Sutton and others! Dark Horse, 2024....More.

Item Code: EER04
Soft Cover, 8x11, 256pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99
Click here for previous Eerie, as well as Creepy volumes.

Alley Oop dives into the land of mermaids and King Neptune... and the hideous Squill the Fat! Join Alley in further adventure during the Civil War, when he becomes part of a commando unit on a stealth mission to sink the Confederate ironside This volume reprints all the daily strips from 1987. Acoustic Learning, 2023....More.

Item Code: ALLE87
Soft Cover, 9x8, 106pg, b&w
Here’s more of the latest Dave Graue Oops.

Collects Iron Man #171-182, and Annual #6. By Dennis O'Neil, Peter Gillis and Bob Harras. Art by Luke McDonnell. Tony Stark has changed the world, but those successes convinced the creator of the Iron Man armor that he himself was invincible. However, no one is — and Obadiah Stane is about to exploit Stark's every weakness, pulling apart his life piece by piece until one of Marvel's greatest heroes is at rock bottom! Meanwhile, James Rhodes must protect them both from Stane, protect Tony from himself and protect everyone from a cadre of Atlanteans with Iron Man armor! It's a crash course in super-heroing for Rhodey. He rises to the occasion, but battling Thunderball is one thing — facing the Mandarin is another thing altogether! Marvel, 2024. ...More.

Item Code: MMIM17H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 352pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
Previous volumes here.

DAREDEVIL Epic Collection Volume 4 A Woman Called Widow
Collects DD #64-86 and Iron Man #35-36. And one of the greatest eras for DD begins when Daredevil and Black Widow become partners! Together, they face Spider-Man, the Sub-Mariner, the Man-Bull, the Owl, the Scorpion and more. But first, Daredevil heads out to the Left Coast in a quest to earn back the love of Karen Page — and L.A. has never been stranger! A cast of bizarre and action-packed enemies stands between DD and the woman he loves! Then, back in the Big Apple, Daredevil teams up with the Black Panther and joins forces with Iron Man and Nick Fury. Marvel, 2024....More.

Item Code: DAE04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 512pg, Full Color
$49.99 $44.99
Click for previous volumes and more Daredevil in other formats.

Graphic Novels


TOLKIEN Lighting Up the Darkness
Highly Recommended. By Willy Duraffourg. Art by Giancarlo Caracuzo. A fascinating graphic novel exploring the brilliant man behind The Lord of the Rings. His precocious youth; losing both his mother and father; his future wife whom he meets as a teen-ager; his rich academic years at Oxford; his first fantasy & faerie poetry. And in 1915, at age 23, his horrific experiences (and those of his close friends) in World War I. Ablaze, 2024....More.

Item Code: TOLKLH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
Here is more with Middle Earth.

Take a dive into the brain of master auteur, Quentin Tarantino, writer and director of multiple award-winning films such as Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. In this sensational graphic novel, the author imagines an interview with Tarantino himself, revealing the history of his ostentatious career and illuminating insights into the icon’s life. In a first-person account, Amazing Améziane leads us through the life story of this iconic auteur, from his humble beginnings as a video shop clerk, to his rise through iconic indie blockbusters, all the way to global superstar. Discover the influences, opinions, and history of one of the world’s most acclaimed filmmakers, unmistakable in his style and talent. Titan, 2024....More.

Item Code: QUETA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 240pg, Partial Color
$24.99 $21.99
Here are other books with Tarantino’s work.

By Mirka Andolfo. Art by Valentina Pinti. Sitha The Red has chosen to follow the path of the sword, inspired by her adopted mother, Red Sonja. Ten years have gone by, and Sitha is a young bounty hunter, always on the trail of the most dangerous criminals in Aquilonia. Now someone returns from her past to involve her in a mission bordering on suicide... 19 pages of variant covers including cosplay models. Dynamite, 2024....More.

Item Code: REDSSI
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color
More Red Sonja here.

By Edgar Allan Poe and Raul Garcia. Edgar Allan Poe's gothic tale of the decaying Usher mansion comes to life. Raul Garcia adapts his animated short film, now streaming on Prime Video. As a bonus, the original Edgar Allan Poe prose story is included! A traveler arrives at the Usher mansion to visit his old friend, Roderick Usher. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Roderick and his sister, Madeline, have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become nearly catatonic. Ablaze, 2024....More.

Item Code: FALHUH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
Click for more Edgar Allan Poe.


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 May


BLACK CONDOR & THE RAY Volume 1 Hardcover
Collects Black Condor in Crack #1-11 and The Ray in Smash #14-22, 1940-41. Our Highest Recommendation. By Lou Fine. Lou Fine was one of the most impressive and influential artists ever to work in comics. His fluid figures were admired and copied by such greats as Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Here are collected two long runs of his early and best work, on two great superheroes from Quality Comics. It doesn’t get much better than this!! PS Artbooks, 2024. Due: May....More.

Item Code: BLACR01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
This will also be available in softcover [BLACR01. $32.99]. Here’s more by Lou Fine.

AMAZING MAN Volume 1 Hardcover
Collects #5-19, 1939-41. Highly Recommended. Amazing Man was the second superhero after Superman to have a comic book named after him. Historians credit his creation variously to writer-artist Bill Everett and art director Lloyd Jacquet, founder of The Funnies Inc., the shop that created Marvel Comics #1!!! Today these issues are some of the toughest to find and the most highly collected of the Golden Age. Don’t miss this! PS Artbooks, 2024. Due: May....More.

Item Code: AMAZ01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
Also coming in softcover [AMAZ01. $32.99]. Here’s more by Bill Everett.

By Mike Mignola. Art by Richard Corben, Dave Stewart and Clem Robins. Own the complete collection of horror master Richard Corben’s Hellboy comics in this deluxe edition. Revisit some classic Hellboy stories including The Crooked ManMakomaHouse of the Living Dead, and more! ManMakomaHouse of the Living Dead, and more! Oversize 8 x 12 format includes a cloth spine and foil cover treatment. Dark Horse, 2024. Due: May....More.

Item Code: HELRCH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 312pg, Full Color
$49.99 $44.99
Here’s more Corben in stock now.

Coming in June


Limited, 1500. Introduction by Guillermo Del Toro. The ultimate guide to the US artists who made Warren's monster mags the best in the business. With the aid of friends, family, fans, historians and the artists themselves, Book Palace has assembled the compelling stories of the talented team who worked throughout the golden years of Warren Publishing. Featuring an absolutely stunning roster of US Warren Artists, including Neal Adams, Dan Adkins, Roger Brand and many, many more. Book Palace, 2024. Due: June....More.

Item Code: ILLUSWH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 400pg, Full Color

Back by popular demand: The Warren Magazines Spanish Artists - Revised and Expanded edition with many new artworks. The first volume in the hardcover illustrators Warren series. The inside story of the Spanish Studio/Agency (Toutain Studio) that transformed the Warren empire and brought an unprecedented realism into comics! This glorious book from illustrators is lavishly illustrated and includes the following gifted Spanish illustrators: Enric, Jose Ortiz, Sanjulian, José (Pepe) Gonzalez, Esteban Maroto, Auraleon, Luis Garcia Mozos, plus Josep Toutain. Book Palace, 2024. Due: June....More.

Item Code: ILLWMSH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 152pg, Full Color

CAPTAIN AMERICA By Mark Gruenwald Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Captain America #307-350, 1985-89; and Annual #8. 1986 6 more issues. Mark Gruenwald's decade-long Captain America run begins with unforgettable battles against Madcap, Flag-Smasher and the newly formed Serpent Society! But things really kick into high gear when the serial killer known as the Scourge of the Underworld targets villains across the Marvel Universe, marking every death with an enigmatic epitaph: "Justice is served!" As the bodies pile up, can Cap find and stop Scourge before there are no more criminals left to fight? There's also Wolverine and the Super-Patriot to contend with - but the government itself might strike the final blow against the Sentinel of Liberty! As a volatile vigilante is chosen to replace him, Steve Rogers retires as Captain America—but he's not out of the fight just yet! Marvel, 2024. Due: Jun....More.

Item Code: CAPMG01H
Hard Cover, 1336pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00

Mature Readers

This week, after a 30-year hiatus, Penthouse Comics is back with four all new serials beginning in the first issue. One of our favorite French artists, Guillem March is here with The Dream, a tale about Megan, a Hollywood casting director who attempts to bring out the potential actor hidden deep inside a stripper in San Francisco. We also have just five copies of a variant cover which is only available on a one-to-ten basis. 

PENTHOUSE COMICS Volume 1 Scalara Cover
Recommended. By Jean-David Morvan et al. Art by Guillem March et al. 30 years after the original debut, Penthouse Comics returns with a wealth of talent with action, thriller, and horror genres. This debuts four new ongoing tales. Gun Crazy, the wild ride of Dolly Sanchez and Lanoya O'Brien, two girls fighting for survival in this violent story in the crossroads of Tarantino, VHS stuff, and the 80's. Penthouse, 2024. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: PENT01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color

PENTHOUSE COMICS Volume 1 Stimograph Cover
Almost Gone. One for every ten copies variant. By Jean-David Morvan et al. Art by Guillem March et al. 30 years after the original debut, Penthouse Comics returns with a wealth of talent with action, thriller, and horror genres. This debuts four new ongoing tales. Gun Crazy, the wild ride of Dolly Sanchez and Lanoya O'Brien, two girls fighting for survival in this violent story in the crossroads of Tarantino, VHS stuff, and the 80's. Penthouse, 2024. Adult Material. ...More.

Item Code: PENT01V
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color

Imperfect Editions


THE ART OF FANTASY A Visual Sourcebook of All That is Unreal Hurt
Highly Recommended. By S. Elizabeth. This beautiful, fully illustrated book presents a compendium of artworks throughout history which have been inspired by myth, fantasy and the unreal. While the artists in our history books first brought fantasy art to the galleries, it was the 19th and 20th century artists who brought it to the masses, such as Mucha, Giger, Dore, Dulac, Rackham, Harry Clarke, John Bauer, Sidney Sime, N.C. Wyeth, Boris Vallejo, James Gurney, Robida, Maxfield Parrish“¦all here and many more. Frances Lincoln, 2023. Condition: Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: ARTFHR
Hard Cover, 7x9, 240pg, Partial Color

WORLDS BEYOND TIME Sci-Fi Art of the 1970S Hurt
Recommended. Introduction by Vincent Di Fate. Adam Rowe, who has been curating, championing, and resurrecting the best and most obscure on his blog 70s Sci-Fi Art, introduces readers to the biggest names in the genre, including Chris Foss, Peter Elson, Tim White, Jack Gaughan, and Virgil Finlay, as well as their influences. With deep dives into the subjects: spaceships, alien landscapes, fantasy realms, cryptozoology, and heavy machinery. Abrams, 2023. Condition: Bumped corners. ...More.

Item Code: WORBHR
Hard Cover, 9x11, 224pg, Full Color
$40.00 $20.00
Click here for all of our hurt books, most at half price.

Mature Readers

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