Thursday, April 11, 2024

Daredevil, Micronauts, Justice League Dark, Marvel Masterworks, Alter Ego, Comic Book Creator, The Phantom and a new batch of Rare Books.

Mix-it-up week. New Omnibuses with Daredevil, Micronauts, Justice League Dark; Marvel Masterworks; new Alter Ego and Comic Book Creator; and The Phantom Dailies. Also: Warehouse Finds, New on Sale, and a special selection of brand spanking new Rare Books…Enjoy.

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Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Roy Thomas. Focus on Edmond Hamilton, one of the great early science-fiction authors, who then went on to an illustrious career at DC Comics, writing Superman, Batman, and especially The Legion of Super-Heroes. Learn all about his friendships and work with Ray Bradbury, Mort Weisinger, Julius Schwartz, and his wife, the also-famous writer & screenplay author (The Maltese Falcon, Rio Bravo), Leigh Brackett. A panoply of titans! Plus FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), Michael T. Gilbert on Gray Morrow and Leonard Starr, my own farewell to my friend and partner Jim Vadeboncoeur and more! TwoMorrows, 2024....More.

Item Code: AE187
Magazine, 8x11, 84pg, Full Color


Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Roy Thomas. EC fans, this is the one you need — that includes me, I can't wait to read this. -Bud. The cover feature spotlights Angelo Torres, the youngest and last surviving EC Comics artist, who went on to a fabulous career as a horror, science-fiction, and humor artist for Atlas/Marvel, Warren, and MAD! Includes 12 newly imagined Panic covers in all genres and more What-If covers of Angelo's for Crypt of Terror, plus tons of his finest Atlas pages! Also My Life with Wally Wood by Ralph Reese and FCA presents Captain Marvel — many time-travel stories. TwoMorrows, 2024....More.

Item Code: AE186
Magazine, 8x11, 84pg, Partial Color
Back issues here. Don’t dare miss this Angelo Torres special either.I really loved it and I think you will also.

Highly Recommended. Edited by Jon B. Cooke. CBC 34 talks with artist/writer Dan Jurgens on matters of life and death (regarding Superman, natch!), as well as hitting his stride on Sun Devils, creating Booster Gold, developing the "Doomsday scenario" with the demise of the Man of Steel, and more! Plus, they explore the fascinating Glutverse, a continuity featuring characters created by Don Glut that traversed Gold Key, Marvel, DC, and other surprising places! Rick Altergott discusses his first graphic novel, Blessed Be, and they conclude multi-part profiles of Mike Deodato, Jr. and Frank Borth! Plus a conversation with Linda Sunshine, innovative editor behind early hardcover super-hero collections (Superman: From the ‘30s to the ‘70s, and Marvel’s Fireside books). TwoMorrows, 2024. ...More.

Item Code: CBCR34
Magazine, 8x11, 84pg, Full Color
And back issues of CBC here.

DAREDEVIL Omnibus Volume 3
Collects Daredevil #75-119, Avengers #111, Amazing Adventures #1-8, 1971-75. When Natasha Romanoff enters Matt Murdock’s life, one of the greatest eras in the history of the Man Without Fear begins. This massive Omnibus presents their action-packed adventures together, scripted by Gerry Conway and Steve Gerber, art by Gene Colan. But the Widow’s entrance means a rocky road for Matt Murdock and Karen Page. A relocation to San Francisco will cement Matt’s choice and open up a new world of adventure — with villains like Electro, Killgrave the Purple Man and Mr. Fear. Marvel, 2024. ...More.

Item Code: DAOM03H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 1160pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
Here’s more DD.

THE MICRONAUTS The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 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 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. ...More.

Item Code: MICMY01H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 744pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00

Collects Justice League Dark #1-29, 19 more issues, and stories from Justice League #59-71, Future State: Justice League #1-2, and Secrets of Sinister House #1. By James Tynion IV and Ram V. Art by Alvaro Martinez Bueno and Raul Fernandez. The last age of Magic is upon us! Assignments that live between the light and shadows. Wonder Woman leads a special JLA team to fight the darkness that’s even too weird for the regular Justice League members. The mystical Tree of Wonder has opened a gate to another world. Things are bad…real bad! Wonder Woman’s team of monsters and magicians: Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Detective Chimp, Man-Bat, John Constantine and Doctor Fate are here to protect the world of magic–at any cost. Things are about to get VERY weird! DC Comics, 2024....More.

Item Code: JUSLRH
Hard Cover, 7x11, 1456pg, Full Color
$100.00 $90.00
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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 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 and the Howling Commandos to battle Baron Strucker and Hydra. Steve Rogers’ girlfriend figures out he’s Captain America! A ruthless new Baron Zemo is unleashed. Marvel, 2024. ...More.

Item Code: MCA16H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 328pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
More Captain America.

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. Jekyll 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! The Hulk’s complete original solo series, first as the gray goliath before he turned that familiar shade of green. You’ll watch Hulk bust knuckles with the far-out Toad Men, the subterranean Tryannus, monstrous Mongu and the Metal Master. And you’ll meet Rick Jones, General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross and Betty Ross for the first time. Marvel, 2024. ...More.

Item Code: MMIH01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
Here’s more of the new Re-mastered Masterworks and more of The Hulk.

Bill Sienkiewicz Cover
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Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color

HEAT SEEKER A Gun Honey Series Volume 1 Bill Sienkiewicz Cover
Signed! Recomended. Award-winning writer and co-founder of hard case crime Charles Ardai returns to the gun honey universe in this action-packed spin-off featuring the sultry and explosive artwork of Ace Continuado. If the heat is on, Dahlia Racers can help you disappear — for a price. Marked for death by a U.S. intelligence agency, Gun Honey Joanna Tan turns to Dahlia Racers to help her pull a vanishing act. But the killer hot on her trail, beautiful sociopath Sarah Claride, will leave bodies strewn from New York to Las Vegas to Tijuana, Mexico, if it means cornering Dahlia — and breaking her. Abundant nudity. Part of the action takes place on a nudist beach. Adult situations. Titan, 2024. Mature Readers....More.

Stanley Lau/Artgerm Cover Signed by author Charles Ardai.
Item Code:
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color


Recommended. This exciting 31st volume continues the Sy Barry years! Five complete continuities drawn by Sy himself continue the adventures of The Phantom, Diana, and his two children: "The Embassy Siege," "The Presidents," "Drug Busters," "The Lake Lady," and "The Ruler of Baronkhon." A sultry blonde goddess thinks The Phantom is a fellow thief and wants to recruit him. Diana is kidnapped and the Phantom is unforgiving as he attacks those responsible. Also included is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials. Hermes, 2024....More.

Item Code: PH31H
Hard Cover, 12x9, 272pg, b&w
Here’s much more Phantom, dailies, Sundays, DC Comics collections and more.

Warehouse Finds


Warehouse find. 1986. Recommended. From the early days of graphic novels, this hard-to-find collectible features writer Michael Golden and art by Larry Hama. Beautiful coloring by Corey Adams, produced by Neal Adam's studio, Continuity Graphics, under their imprint. A wild space romp with a phaser-gunning rabbit...our boy Bucky. This would become an animated TV series and various toys and video games. It was created by Hama and Golden between 1977 and 1978 and made its publishing debut in Echo of Futurepast #1 in May 1984 Continuity Comics. Continuity Publishing, 1986. Fine condition. Very minor wear to corners....More.

Item Code: BUCOH
Soft Cover, 8x11, 49pg, Full Color

75 YEARS OF DC COMICS The Art of Modern Mythmaking
Warehouse find, 2010. Recommended. A very handsome, oversized flyer/poster featuring the iconic cover of Superman #21 (1943) by Jack Burnley; on the back is an iconic early Bob Kane Batman image. 15.5 inches tall and 11 inches wide, it folds out to four times that size (in width) with more rare covers inside, and a poster-sized Batman and Robin image. Plus lots of details about the images and the book itself, published as a $200 deluxe volume (this size) by Taschen in 2010, and reprinted in 2017 in smaller size. DC/Taschen, 2010. ...More.

Item Code: 75YDCCOM
Flyer/Poster, 11x15, na, b&w

Warehouse Find, 1978. Highly Recommended. Koerner was a popular cover artist for leading magazines and pulps after the turn of the century. He was commissioned by the Saturday Evening Post in 1922 and from that time on he did more than 500 paintings and drawings for more than 200 western stories and serials. Authors illustrated by Koerner include Eugene Manlove Rhodes, Conrad Richter, Stewart Edward White, Zane Grey, Hal G. Evarts, C.E. Scroggins and others. University of Oklahoma Press, 1978....More.

Item Code: WWWEWKH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 244pg, Text/b&w

Retold from the Stories of Joel Chandler Harris. Warehouse find, 1991. Recommended. Color plates and b&w drawings by Harry Rountree and Rene Bull. Retold from the Stories of Joel Chandler Harris by Anne Hessey. The outrageous, unpredictable adventures of Brer Rabbit — trickster extraordinaire — have enchanted children for generations. Here's a unique collection of his best tales — rewritten with language and sensibility appropriate for today's children, while retaining the wonderful flavor of the original version. 40 full-color and 40 black-and-white illustrations. Two different cover editions. Random House, 1991....More.

Item Code: GTBRR
Hard Cover, 9x11, 90pg, Partial Color
Click here for more Warehouse Finds. We have just 3 to 5 copies of the title above; a few more of 75 Years of DC.

New on Sale


Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Franz Wacik (1883—1938) was an extraordinary Austrian talent who also designed for the theater, painted frescoes and murals, and illustrated children’s books. While his startlingly original work is largely unknown today, this volume (primarily composed of Wacik’s work for the satire magazine Die Muskete) will be a revelation for many. Wacik’s expertise encompassed a diverse array of fantastical subjects, including bizarre creatures and fairy tale settings. Illustrated Press, 2023. ...More.

Item Code: FRAWAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Full Color
$44.95 $29.95
Here’s much more from The Illustrated Press.

Closeout Price! Recommended. With Kenneth Anderson, Angel Ren, Dave Guertin. This issue: cover designer Kenneth Anderson talks about his art; Angel Ren; Meet the Artist with Dave Guertin (Rachett & Clank), the founder of CreatureBox; Kaining Wang on Panthers in Design; working with color by Nathanna Erica; The Gallery features three new creators; create a character with Michaela Neinaber. Meet The Artist with Jackie Droujko. 3dtotal Publishing, 2023....More.

Item Code: CDQ23
Soft Cover, 8x10, 104pg, Full Color
$17.99 $9.99

Closeout Price! Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is a lively, creative magazine bringing inspiration, expert insights, and leading techniques from professional illustrators, artists, and character art enthusiasts worldwide. Each issue provides detailed tutorials on creating diverse characters, enabling you to explore the processes and decision making that go into creating amazing characters. Learn new ways to develop your own ideas, and discover from the artists what it is like to work for prolific animation studios such as Disney, Warner Bros., and DreamWorks. 3dtotal Publishing, 2023....More.

Item Code: CDQ25
Soft Cover, 8x10, 140pg, Partial Color
$16.00 $9.99
All other issues are also on sale. Supply is very limited. More from 3dtotal here.

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 53rd Edition Hero Initiative Cover
Closeout Price! Limited, 500. Highly Recommended. By Robert M. Overstreet. Acclaimed artist John Tyler Christopher brings Red Sonja to the cover of the exclusive Hero Initiative edition. Celebrate the 60th anniversaries of The Avengers and the Justice League/Justice Society crossovers. It also includes a look at the influential advertising comics of the pioneering R.F. Outcault, creator of The Yellow Kid and Buster Brown, and a spotlight on Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer. Packed with more articles, comics values, artist and writer credits, special issues, key issues and much, much more. Gemstone, 2023....More.

Item Code: CB53HH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1280pg, Full Color
$44.95 $22.50

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Robert M. Overstreet. Kevin Nowlan offers an imaginative new take on Jack Kirby's classic image from The Avengers #3 for the cover. Celebrate the 60th anniversaries of The Avengers and the Justice League/Justice Society crossovers; take a look at the influential advertising comics of the pioneering R.F. Outcault, CGC history, Hall of Fame, Key sales, Market reports, and a spotlight on Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer. Packed with more articles, comics values, artist and writer credits, special issues, key issues and much, much more. Gemstone, 2023....More.

Item Code: CB53AH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1120pg, Full Color
$44.95 $22.50

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Robert M. Overstreet. Artist Dan Lawlis has brought Frazetta's creation, the Death Dealer, to the cover. Celebrate the 60th anniversaries of The Avengers and the Justice League/Justice Society crossovers; a look at the influential advertising comics of the pioneering R.F. Outcault, and a spotlight on Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer. Packed with more articles, comics values, artist and writer credits, special issues, key issues and much, much more. Gemstone, 2023....More.

Item Code: CB53D
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1120pg, Full Color
$34.95 $21.95
The hardcover and softcover editions of these are also now discounted [CB53A (Avengers softcover) $34.95, $19.95] and [CB53DH (Death Dealer Hardcover) $44.95, $29.95]. We only have 4 and 5 copies of these two.

The new guide will be out in late July/early August—usually premiering at San Diego Comic Con.
We also have slightly blemished copies of the Big Big guide [BIG53R. $59.95, $29.95].



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.


April Sale!!!

We just reduced prices on more than 70 items, and you can see them all here. Also check out our February Sale (FEBSALE) and March Sale (MARSALE). So far we only mentioned it in a couple weekly emails. We haven't sent out a full special SALE list since January. You can also click on the SPRING SALE button to see all three of these together, on our home page.


2024 Calendars

Okay, it's that time of the year again. We're down to our last calendars, so we're blowing out the last of them--most are at 75% off now, unless they are particularly collectible or signed. We have more than a dozen titles down to just one or two left, so act quickly so you don't miss out. We have quite a few adult titles still left.

Rare Books – New Arrivals

Since we hired a new person here, we’re uploading more Rare Books than ever before…too many to list in each week’s email. Click here to see the latest listings, and check back every Thursday. Click on New Arrivals/Rare and Out of Print on the home page for the first look at the latest titles. 99% of the time we have just ONE copy of these. But if you miss something, send an email to and we’ll watch out for another for you. Or contact Anne at -- she and I have our own separate stock with more Rare Books and if we don’t have it, we’ll also look out for you.

Here are the latest arrivals. Our top ten are below, plus 25 more titles if you click here.

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STERANKO NOIR Deluxe Signed Edition
First Edition. Signed. By Jim Steranko, J. David Spurlock and Angel de la Calle. This deluxe edition is a reference book in Spanish and English produced in conjunction with an exhibit organized in Spain. It's organized into two chapters; the first provides a biographical account of Steranko's professional and personal career, while the second focuses on a brief analysis of his work. It truly is an essential read for all those who want to get closer to a true phenomenon in the world of comics! Vanguard, 2002. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB5604
Soft Cover with Slip Case, 8x11, 198pg, Partial Color
Click here for more Steranko.

JEFFREY JONES A Life in Art Signed
Signed and Numbered. By Cliff Biggers and Jeffrey Jones. Over the past 40 years, there have been few artists who have received as much acclaim and garnered as much attention as Jeffrey Jones. This book is by Jeffery, one of the 20th Century's best romantic/adventure artists and compiles Jones' own personal favorite pieces from his extensive body of work. Jones has inspired a generation of painters and artists just as he was first inspired by Frank Frazetta. IDW, 2010. Out Of Print. Condition: Plus Fine. Very light, hardly noticeable, scratches on the covers....More.

Item Code: RB5635
Hard Cover Deluxe, 9x12, 264pg, Full Color

First Edition. Highly Recommended. By Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, Dan Barry et al. Art by Rudy Palais, Robert Sale, Dick Briefer, Alan Mandel et al. Volume 1- Collects #22-25, Volume 2- Collects #26-29, Volume 3- Collects #30-33, Volume 4- Collects #34-37, Volume 5- Collects #38-41. These notorious all true-crime stories, focusing on criminal scum, nefarious mobsters, and urban legends, made Crime Does Not Pay one of the most popular comics of the 1940s and 1950s. Revered, influential, and very hard to find, Crime Does Not Pay Volumes 1-5, collected into a series of archival hard-covers for your enjoyment! With brutal, realistic tales focusing on vile criminals. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the stifling Comics Code Authority in 1955. Dark Horse, 2012-2013. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB5674
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, 218pg|236pg|262pg|280pg, Full Color

Torpedo 1936 by Sanchez Abuli. Set of Seven Volumes. Volumes 1 through 7 complete. A Sicilian crime drama in the tradition of The Godfather, featuring Luca Torellis bloody climb to the top of the Mob. Art by Alex Toth and Jordi Bernet. Translation by Jeff Lisle, Dale Luciano and Priscilla Hunter. Catalan Communications, 1984-1991. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. All seven have very light shelf wear....More.

Item Code: RB8115
Soft Cover, 9 x 11, 112pg, Black & White

Pin Up Poster Books, set of four. Set includes: The Elvgren Collection, The Best of Gil Elvgren, The Edward Runci Collection, and The Billy DeVorss Collection. Each poster book is oversized and filled with beautiful artwork. Collector Press. 1995, 1997,1999. Condition: Very Fine/As New for The Elvgren Collection, The Best of Gil Elvgren, and The Edward Runci Collection. Fine for The Billy DeVorss Collection. Triangle shaped discolor on the front cover near the bottom corner....More.

Item Code: RB8104
Soft Cover, 10 x 14, 48pg, Full Color

First Edition. Slipcase. By Bruce Hamilton, Geoffrey Blum, Thomas Andrae, Carl Barks, Michael McCormick, Rusty Falk. Carl Barks Library of Donald Duck Volume X contains 3 hardcover books in a slipcase! The set contains the Donald Duck stories from issues #230-405 of Walt Disney's Comics Stories. The Carl Barks Library is the ultimate archival collection of Carl Barks' justly famous duck stories. These volumes include extra bonus materials with previously unpublished artwork. Another Rainbow, 1990. Out Of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Light small area rubbing on case edge....More.

Item Code: RB5693
Hard Cover With Slip Case, 9x13, 722pgs, Partial Color
We also have Volume 6, Donald Duck Family Album, same price RB5692 and Volume 8 Donald Duck [RB5691. $175].

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

Item Code: RB5682
Soft Cover, 8x12, 160pgs, Partial Color

First Edition. Signed & Limited to 2000. By Bernie Wrightson. In 1983, Marvel Comics published a landmark edition of Frankenstein - exquisitely illustrated by Bernie Wrightson. But (for reasons revealed inside) many of the illustrations Bernie drew for the project were left out. Here these rare, unpublished pieces, breathtaking in design and rich in detail, are gathered together at last, in this special, high-quality collector's edition. Apple Press, 1993. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Very slight rubbing along the spine and soft corner bump....More.

Item Code: RB5624
Soft Cover, 8x11, 48pgs, b&w
Here's more Wrightson.

Our Highest Recommendation. By Mark Schultz. The first thing you can count on in any collection from Mark Schultz is a kind of subject matter, featuring outré situations involving daring men and women, and, often, fearsome beasts. The second thing you can count on is his allegiance to certain graphic media, generally brush and ink, and graphite and charcoal, but sometimes watercolor too. The third thing you can count on is that, although the subject matter and media stay consistent, his design, draftsmanship and control of his presentation are always evolving and growing. You'll find all of these elements in Carbon 1-3. Flesk, 2013, 2016 & 2018. Out of print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB5614
Soft Cover, 9x12, 56pgs each, Partial Color
Click for more Mark Schultz.

All First Printing. Dinosaur Shaman is signed by Mark Schultz. Cadillacs & Dinosaurs written and illustrated by Mark Schultz. Set of three volumes from Kitchen Sink: Volume 1 Cadillacs & Dinosaurs collects the stories from Death Rattle #8 and Xenozoic Tales #1 to #4, Volume II Dinosaur Shaman collects Xenozoic Tales #4 to #8, and Volume III Time in Overdrive collects Xenozoic Tales #9 to #12. "The past and future meet in a world gone mad!" In a world where carnivorous reptiles, long thought extinct, roam the earth, mankind fights for survival. Welcome to the world of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs! Kitchen Sink, 1989,1990,1993. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Some minor cover wear. Volume III, some color lose bottom back cover from tag being removed....More.

Item Code: RB8137
Soft Cover, 8x11, 136pg, Black & White

News & Notes


Trina Robbins August 17, 1938 – April 10, 2024

Eisner Hall of Fame, cartoonist and historian, Trina passed away this week. She was 85 and a long time partner of comics artist Steve Leialoha. I've known Trina since I don't know when--decades--we even did an interview together at a San Diego Comic Con a few years ago, about women in comics.

She certainly lived a very full life. She grew up reading comics, including Sheena and Wonder Woman. She became known in the comics world in the early Underground Comix days, editing and co-creating It Ain't Me Babe, Tits 'n' Clits and Wimmen's Comics, offering alternative and underground comics from a woman's point of view.

She designed the original Vampirella costume (she says it covered more of Vampi than today's version!). And she also created costumes for early rock stars. She knew Joni Mitchell, who wrote her into the song "Ladies of the Canyon," Jim Morrison of the Doors, the Byrds, David Crosby et al. Early on she had a hip clothing store in Manhattan. I remember her at the New York Comic Art shows, hanging out with Flo Steinberg, who was famously Stan Lee's Girl Friday for many years.

Trina wrote numerous books about women creators in comics, and also put together compilations of their work. Her most recent projects were Dauntless Dames: High Heeled Heroes of the Comics (2023) [DAUNH. $100, $90] and Gladys Parker: A Life in Comics, A Passion for Fashion (2022) [GLADH. $59.99). Both received My Highest Recommendation.

Other pioneering works of hers include Women and the Comics (1985) A Century of Women Cartoonists (1993), and The Great Women Super Heroes (1996). She edited Tarpe Mills' Miss Fury: Sensational Sundays, 2011 and and 2013. And much, much more. We offer much of her work on our website in Rare Books.

The New York Times did a very handsome writeup that I just read last night, as did Bleeding Cool. She also has a very good Wikipedia profile, well worth your time. She was a tireless champion for women in comics--she even got to draw Wonder Woman for some time. She elevated the roll of women appearing in comics stories; she preserved women creators with interviews and articles; she honored women creators still living by making sure they were recognized and appreciated. An all-around important, generous and important name in the world of comics. She will be missed.



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