Tuesday, May 7, 2024

New Rare Book Listings!

New Rare Books List

We are adding 50-60 Rare Books each week to our website--too many to detail in each weekly email on top of all the newly published books coming in too. We hope you keep checking out New Arrivals/Rare and Out of Print to keep abreast on the latest listings. We count on you to go browse our Rare Books website category to find them all!

Inquire if you are looking for something, we have bookcases filled with unlisted material from several collections. Email todd@budplant.com.

These came from long-time collectors who really took good care of their books--many are truly as-new, which we define as Very Fine in the book world. We do NOT list our books anywhere else, such as on other websites like Amazon or ABE.

Free Comic Book Day! We still have plenty left-take three titles free with any order, six with an order over $50. Click here for a full list.

When you order you will find a couple changes in our Checkout. In the past few weeks we have been bombarded with fake, bot-created orders. They waste valuable time to fix and deal with, and mess with our inventory accuracy. After doing everything else we could, we are adding a "Captcha-I’m not a Robot" verification box to Checkout. Also, Checkout will also now be three screens instead of one. Thanks for your patience. If we can streamline it better for you, we will.


Artists & Illustration


JAMES BAMA American Realist Signed & Limited
Signed. Deluxe Limited Edition, #952 of 1000. By Brian M. Kane. Art by James Bama.This deluxe edition comes with Paul Jilbert's one hour documentary of the artist on DVD. The illustration art of James Bama has now been collected into this impressive 160-page full color hardbound edition, the first book to span his entire career. Examples explore his diverse brush from magazine illustrations, paperback book covers, and advertising. Flesk, 2006. Out of Print. Condition, Very Fine/As New. In Shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB4591
Hard Cover Slip Case Deluxe, 9x11, 160pg, Full Color
We have The Western Art of James Bama and more. Click here.

SCHMELTZ Paintings
By Bruno Schmeltz. The 49 color illustrations by Bruno Schmeltz are like a surreal narrative story, dealing with giant monolithic blocks, construction of new structures, and people, including many voluptuous nude women, gloriously bathed in bright sunlight. The images and people are Jewish and/or Arab, the setting the Middle East. It's like a tale of modern Palestinian and Israeli settlements juxtaposed with antiquity, by way of the huge stones. Ramsay, 1991. Out of Print. Condition: Minus Fine. Spine corner bumps and two scratches across the cover....More.

Item Code: RB4811
Hard Cover, 10x10, 80 pgs, Full Color

Illustration Magazine #50, edited by Dan Zimmer, profiles David Saunders as he returns to present the most detailed and exhaustive biography of the artist J.C. Leyendecker. This Special Issue is an extra-large 112 pages, and is filled with stunning reproductions of original art, tear sheets, and rare photographs (including a photo of the rarely-seen Charles Beach!) Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue. Illustration House, 2015. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New.      ...More.

Item Code: RB5702
Magazine, 8x11, 112pg, Full Color
Here are more early issues of Illustration Magazine.

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

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

First Edition. By Robert Williams. Introduction by Robert Crumb. A collection of 40 paintings by Williams that are morally insolvent and grossly artistic. It covers his "Middle Years" and features the classic Two Bull Dykes Fighting For The Privilege Of Buying A Prostitute A Banana Daquiri. Pages 41 through 56 are 41 full color illustrations, along with an introduction by Robert Crumb. Blackthorne, 1986. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB8013
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Partial Color
Click for more Robert Williams.

The Ultimate Album Cover Album by David Howells and Roger Dean brings together the best of the best in album cover design—hundreds of the most visually complex, stimulating and creative album covers. With representation from all music categories, this book will prove that record album jackets have become an art within themselves. Prentiss hall Press, 1987. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Bumped corners. Slight cover wear.    ...More.

Item Code: RB8184
Soft Cover, 11.5 x 11.5, 220pg, Full Color

Comic Book Greats


By J. David Spurlock. Introduction by Walt Reed. For fifty years, Al Williamson has epitomized artistic integrity. From his collaborations with Hogarth, Frazetta, Krenkel, Wood and Torres, to his award-winning Flash Gordon, often imitated Warren Magazines, to his classic Star Wars and Secret Agent newspaper strip art, Williamson's adventurous romantic work has consistently elevated the art of the comic strip to the level of Golden Age illustration and museum quality fine art. Vanguard Productions started publishing periodicals in 1991. The Al Williamson Sketchbook (1998) was Vanguard's landmark, first publication in the book format. Vanguard Productions, 1998. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Small creasing on the first page....More.

Item Code: RB4676
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96pg, b&w
Here is more Al Williamson collections.

NEAL ADAMS Monsters Signed
First Edition. Signed. By Neal Adams. Thrill to a level of unprecedented detail as comics grandmaster Neal Adams reveals the story of the infamous horror legends — the Frankenstein Monster, Count Dracula, and the Werewolf — originally serialized in Adams' groundbreaking anthology Echo of Future Past. This new edition has been digitally re-colored in a process personally overseen by Adams. Vanguard, 2003. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB4696
Hard Cover With Slip Case, 9x11, 64pgs, Full Color
For more Neal Adams, click here.

First Edition. By Greg Sadowski. Greg Sadowski having full access to Bernard Krigstein's archives and files wrote this compelling biography of the artist from his childhood in New York to his days as a comics artist from the late '40s to the early '60s, through-out his post-comics career as a fine artist, commercial illustrator, and teacher. Krigstein began his career as one of the most innovative comic book creators of his generation— classically trained in Fine Art. He was a Brooklyn-born painter who was one of the first practitioners who approached comics with the respect, integrity, and psychological depth of a serious artist. Fantagraphics, 2002. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Bumped upper corner....More.

Item Code: RB4708
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 9x12, 300pg, Text/Full Color

MOEBIUS A Garagem Hermética 2
Spanish Edition. By Jean Giraud. Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (pen-name: Mœbius) was a French artist, cartoonist, and writer, who worked in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées tradition. Giraud garnered worldwide acclaim predominantly under the pseudonym Moebius for his fantasy/science-fiction work. Meribérica Liber, 1990. Out of Print. Condition: Very Good. Bumped corners, top bend runs through pages. Light edge wear and a scratch on front cover....More.

Item Code: RB4868
Soft Cover, 9x12, 64pgs, Full Color
Click for more Moebius.

Black and White sketchbook. Signed by Frank Cho! Devoted entirely to jungle girls; from Shanna the She Devil to Brandy (from Liberty Meadows) in a loincloth and little or nothing else. Here are full nude pieces done as convention commissions, as well as preliminary and study work for his many Marvel comics covers. Monkey Boy Pres. 2013. Condition. Fine. Edgewear along spine and corner tipping....More.

Item Code: RB8037
Soft Cover, 9x11, 64pg, Partial Color

FRANK CHO Apes and Babes Book One Signed
First Edition. Signed Bookplate. This features Frank Cho's (Liberty Meadows, Zombie King, Jungle Girl) award-winning illustrations showcasing his voluptuous female forms, fantastic beasts, superheroes and more. About half full-color and half pencil and b&w. Silver-foil stamped cloth book cover. Comes with a Liberty Meadows bookplate signed by Frank. Image Comics, 2009. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Condition: Fine. Large scuff across front cover that affects the jacket and cloth cover....More.

Item Code: RB5155
Hard Cover, 9x12, 144pg, Partial Color
Here's more Frank Cho.

By Mark Schultz. Signed and Limited to 500. Mark Schultz's artwork was collected for the first time into this volume; the majority of pieces had never been published before. Great care was taken to reproduce the originals as faithfully as possible, with Mark's discerning eye approving every aspect of the book. 49 preliminaries, sketches, and finished brush and ink pieces are showcased, most full page, to reveal the various magical stages of Mark's perfectionist approach. Fans of Hannah Dundee and Schultz's gorgeous women will be delighted, as new pieces were created especially for this book! Stunning new images from Xenozoic Tales fill much of the volume, along with private commissions, a previously unpublished cover for SubHuman, an oversized gatefold of a breathtaking adventure scene, and amazing pieces from other projects! Flesk, 2005. Out of print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB8274
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 9x11, 48pg, b&w
Here more vintage Mark Schultz.

DRAWING SEXY WOMEN Autobiographical Sketches Frank Thorne
By Frank Thorne. Drawing Sexy Women is less a "how-to" book than an examination of the thinking behind erotic illustration. Chronicling Thorne's days as an art student, his growing fascination and love of the female form, his professional association with famous bondage photographer Irving Klaw and Marvel Comics impresario Stan Lee, his encounters with Hollywood, and his emergence as the most imaginative, uninhibited, preeminent erotic artist in America. Consider this a companion to The Crystal Ballroom! Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Fantagraphics, 2000. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB8284
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 8 x 10, 96pg, Black & White

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

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

AGAINST THE GRAIN Mad Artist Wallace Wood
First Edition. Limited to 1000. By Bhob Stewart. Against the Grain delves into the career of one of science fiction and comics' finest artists, Wallace Wood. In addition to a remarkable memoir of life at the Wood Studio, former Wood associate Bhob Stewart also provides a biographical portrait, tracing Wood's life from Minnesota to Manhattan while exploring the humorous spirit, dark detours, and psychological twists of a gifted maverick who often went against the grain. From childhood drawings and ambitious teenage samples to an endless parade of pages for a variety of publishers — Avon, EC, Fox, Marvel, Warren, and more — plus illustrations for Galaxy Science Fiction, this is the most stunning display of Wood art ever assembled. TwoMorrows, 2003. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Cover has 1 bumped corner and is scuffed....More.

Item Code: RB5720
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 8x11, 326pg, Text/b&w
Here's more by Wally Wood.

By Esteban Maroto. Another Esteban Maroto collection of gorgeous sensuous nudes, many kinky and fetishistic. Includes a color section. Recommended. NBM Publishing. 2004. Condition: Very Fine/As New. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: RB8018
Soft Cover, 9.5" x 12.5", 64pgs, Partial Color

Pre-Raphaelite & Fine Art


FREDERIC, LORD LEIGHTON Eminent Victorian Artist
By Richard Ormond, Stephen Jones, Christopher Newall et al. The first time Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) showed a picture at the Royal Academy in London, Queen Victoria bought it. This eminent painter and sculptor went on to become president of the Royal Academy and was the first British artist to be made a lord. On the centennial anniversary of his death, the Royal Academy honored him with a major retrospective exhibition, for which this book served as the catalogue. Harry N. Abrams, 1996. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. 2 very slight bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RB4731
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 10x12, 256pg, Partial Color

First Edition. By Anthony Hobson. Beautiful book representing the work of John William Waterhouse from 1849-1917, one of Britain's best-loved nineteenth-century painters. Although Waterhouse's compelling scenes are admired worldwide, the story of the man behind them is relatively little known. However in these pages, he emerges as the 'modern Pre-Raphaelite', steeped in the colorful emotionalism of Rossetti, Millais and Holman Hunt, but also aware of exciting pictorial innovations that were taking place in France during the later nineteenth century. Studio Vista, 1980. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB4747
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 9x11, 208 pgs, Text/Partial Color

BURNE-JONES The Life and Works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones 1833-1898
First Edition. By Christopher Wood and Edward Burne-Jones. Edward Burne-Jones was one of the most important artists of the second phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and one of the greatest of all English romantic painters. Through his lifelong association with William Morris he was also a prolific designer of stained glass, tapestries, tiles, mosaics, books and furniture. Stewart, 1997. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. 3 very slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RB4748
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 10x11, 160pg, Text/Partial Color

By John Kemplay. John Kemplay outlines John Duncan's technical, intellectual, and spiritual development as an artist and his close association with Patrick Geddes, the botanist and socialist who was devoted to renaissance of Celtic art and who was instrumental in Duncan's commitment to the same. Duncan eventually created a unique body of work rich in Celtic legend and ornament while steeped in the tradition of the Byzantine style. Pomegranate, 1994. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB4750
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 9x11, 128 pgs, Partial Color
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THE ORIENTALISTS European Painters of Eastern Scenes
First English Edition. By Philippe Jullian. Philippe Jullian whose particular field of expertise is the art of the 19th century, presents in this book the first world-wide study of Orientalism. The nineteenth century the Orient exerted a curious attraction on the middle classes. Tired of the industrial revolution and in a nostalgic mood, they sought to be taken out of themselves. This need was filled by the oriental world-in this context, the Near and Middle East. Phaidon,1977. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB4776
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 10x11, 210pg, Partial Color

First Edition. By Veronica Franklin Gould, Richard Ormond. George Frederic Watts was the most remarkable British artist of the Victorian era, and the first living artist to exhibit his life work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The centenary of Watts's death is commemorated with a survey of his visionary painting, sculpture and mural designs, confronting issues of human existence, from historical pictures for the Palace of Westminster, stark scenes of social realism, mystical landscapes and mythologies, to transcendental allegories on themes of time and judgement, love and death, chaos and progress. Watts Gallery, 2004. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Bent top corner....More.

Item Code: RB4841
Soft Cover, 8x12, 96pg, Partial Color

First Edition. By Edward Podolsky M.D. and Carlton Wade. Erotic Symbolism A Study of Fetichism in Relation to Sex Explores the concept of fetishism in relation to human sexuality. The book delves into the psychological, cultural, and historical aspects of fetishism, and how it is perceived and understood in different societies. Epic Publishing, 1960. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Cover has slight staining and some edge wear.      ...More.

Item Code: RB8225
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 6 x 9, 128pg, Black & White

Fantasy & Sci-Fi Art


THE ART OF ROWENA Portfolio Signed & Limited
First Edition. Signed & Limited to 2000. By Rowena Morrill. A beautiful portfolio of this fantasy and science fiction cover-artist’s illustrative work, with 6 color plates; collated complete. Limited and signed by the artist (see gallery); with her biography and portrait on the inside of the portfolio wrap. The illustrations are printed on high quality glossy heavy paper stock one side only, suitable for framing; with the original acetate cover. Schanes & Schanes, 1983. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB4693
Porfolio Folder, 9x12, 6 plates, Full Color

First Edition. By Robert E L Masters and Jean Houston. This beautiful and profusely illustrated book covers the topics of psychedelic art and society; art and psychedelic experience; context, value and direction (by Barry N. Schwartz); and the psychedelic artist (by Stanley Krippner). Grove Press. 1968. Out of Print. Condition: Very Good. Lightly shaken, previous owner sticker on inside front board. 3rd page has damage from seal sticker removal (light tearing). Small tear on upper corner of the dust jacket....More.

Item Code: RB4993
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 8x11, 190pg, Partial Color

HI FRUCTOSE MAGAZINE Under Ground Culture # 10-13, 17-19 & 29 Set
By Attaboy and Annie Owens. #10-13, 17-19 & 29 Set. Hi-Fructose focuses squarely on the art which transcends genre and trend, offering an entirely eclectic mix of wild artwork. It’s also informative and original, showcasing an amalgamation of new contemporary, emerging as well as distinguished artists, with a spotlight on awe-inspiring spectacles from around the world. Travel beyond the comfort zone of the "alternative" norm to find a diverse cross-section of the most influential, genre-bending art of our time. Hi Fructose, 2008-2013. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. #17 - Plus Fine. Light scratches on the cover. ...More.

Item Code: RB5059
Soft Cover, 8x11, 106pg, Full Color

ULTRATERRANIUM The Paintings of Bruce Pennington
First Edition. By Nigel Suckling and Bruce Pennington. The full extent of British painter, Bruce Pennington's work, from science fiction and Gothic horror to fantasy and prophetic paintings, is brought together in full color. He is perhaps best known for his science fiction and fantasy novel cover art. Pennington's works have largely featured on the covers of novels of the likes of Isaac Asimov, Clark Ashton Smith and Robert A. Heinlein, adopting both science fiction and fantastical themes. Paper Tiger, 1991. Out Of Print. Condition. Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB5585
Soft Cover, 8x12, 128pg, Full Color

By Grant Morrison, Tom DeHaven et al. Art by Rian Hughes. Introduction by Paul Gravett. An eclectic and stylish collection of stories drawn by Rian Hughes, renowned illustrator and graphic designer, featuring his two collaborations with Eisner Award winner Grant Morrison. "Dan Dare" stars the iconic British character sci-fi character in a post-modern landscape he no longer understands. "Really and Truly" is a high-octane psychedelic road-trip torn from the pages of cult comic 2000AD. Hughes' clean graphic style comes to the fore in duo-tone for "The Science Service", written by John Freeman, and finally Hughes explores an evocative noir palette for Raymond Chandler's "Goldfish," adapted by It's Superman author Tom DeHaven. Image, 2010. Out Of Print. Condition: Fine. Light edge bending....More.

Item Code: RB4839
Soft Cover, 7x10, 264pg, Partial Color

CARL LUNDGREN Great Artist Signed/Limited
First Edition. Signed & Limited To 3000. By Carl Lundgren. Autobiography of the American artist, Carl Lundgren, staring from his birth and growing up with creative parents. He self-published this book as promotional device to move into working as a fine artist. Gator,1993. Out of Print. Condition: Very Good. Book is tight, with the front cover detached from the first page....More.

Item Code: RB4697
Soft Cover, 9x11, 120pg, Text/Full Color

ELECTRIC DREAMS The Art Of Barclay Shaw Signed
Signed By Barclay Shaw. This is a collection of science fiction and fantasy pictures by professional illustrator and artist Barclay Shaw, which combine a variety of media (generally oil on acrylic) with brush and airbrush technique, as well as his more recent work, and some three dimensional pictures produced by the computer. Paper Tige, 1995. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. 2 slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RB4778
Soft Cover, 8x12, 128pg, Full Color

First Edition. By Charles Band. Catalog for an auction held in June 1980 at the Hollywood Palladium. Pictures and descriptions for many rare items offered, generally related to science fiction, horror, fantasy, film, comics and animation. Introductions by John Carpenter, Jack Kirby, and Bob Overstreet among others. Wizard Promotions, 1980. Out of Print. Condition: Minus Good. Corner bend and bumps, with edge wear. Cover isn't attached....More.

Item Code: RB4924
Soft Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Partial Color

An artist of the spectacular. Each collection sparkles with pieces seen on book covers from around the world. Fantasy, science fiction, eroticism, etc... Royo has devised a special personal mix of media that makes his work so uncannily real, so beguilingly engaging as to make him a best-selling star. NBM, 2001. Out of Print. Condition: Fine . Slight wear to corners and cover. Some nudity....More.

Item Code: RB2003
Soft Cover, 9x12, 77pg, Full Color
Here is more Royo.

Archives & Comic Related


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

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

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

Item Code: RB8259
Magazine, 8x11, 36pgs, b&w

Squa Tront #10 has a hilarious Wally Wood, Bernie Krigstein, and Harvey Kurtzman panel at 1978 Newcon and an interview with Al Feldstein. There are a plethora of EC related or archival sketches, cartoons, panels, covers, including a beautiful fine art painting by Feldstein, and Little Annie Fanny. Cover by Feldstein. Fantagraphics, 2002. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB8260
Magazine, 8x11, 48pg, Partial Color

THUNDA King Of The Congo
By Frank Frazetta. A rare 1973 reprint of the comic originally published in 1952. Frank Frazetta set up shop at Magazine Enterprises, contributing cover illustrations and comics pages. He also created his first mighty adventurer: the lost world jungle hero Thun'da! Frazetta left shortly after the first issue of Thun'da was released, and the series was ultimately short lived but to this day the series is held in high regard both as an exciting adventure title and as the only comics series ever to include an all-Frazetta issue! Russ Cochran, 1973. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. ...More.

Item Code: RB4728
Soft Cover, 9x13, 32pg, b&w
Here's more Thun'da and more by Frazetta.

First Edition. By Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Archive Editions of Superman are collections of classic tales featuring the Man of Steel fighting subversion and sabotage on the home front during World War II, meeting mythic figures like Paul Bunyan and Hercules and foiling villains, including the Toyman and the Prankster. Volumes 1-7 reprints are various DC Comics stories originally published during the Golden, Silver and Bronze Age publishing eras — Also features the first episodes of "Lois Lane, Girl Reporter." DC Comics,1989-2010. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In Shrink Wrap....More.

Item Code: RB5123
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 5x10, 272pg|216pg|224pg|234pg|238pg|240pg, Full Color

MAD ART Visual Celebration Of The Mad Art And The Idiots Who Create It
By Mark Evanier. The year 2002 marks the 50th anniversary of MAD magazine, America's longest-running periodical of humour and satire. Throughout its long history, one of the most immediate, defining, and influential aspects of MAD has been its unique art; the magazine is a treasury of illustrated humour. #FDMAD Art is an hilarious look at five decades of America's premiere showcase for parody, satire and wit. Watson-Guptill, 2002. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Lightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RB4815
Soft Cover, 8x10, 304pg, Partial Color
Here's more Mad Magazine & Mad Comics collected.

Collects #1-7, 1951-52. Slipcase. Highly Recommended. Foreword by Ramsey Campbell. I've said elsewhere the horror comics created by Harvey in the early 1950s came close to rivaling EC's own titles. This is the very beginnings of their horror line. Here' is "Launched in Blood," "The Dead Won't Due," "Phantoms in the Flames," "Tombstones to Tibet," "The Forest of Skeletons," "The Sewer Monsters," and much, much more—28 stories in all. PS Artbooks, 2011. Condition: Very Fine. One small dot of color lose on the back cover of the book....More.

Item Code: RB8124
Hard Cover Slip Case Deluxe, 7x10, 288pg, Full Color

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

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

THE EC ARCHIVES Two-Fisted Tales: War and Fighting Men Volume 2
Collects #7-12, 1953. By Harvey Kurtzman. Writer-artist-editor (and all-around comics visionary) Harvey Kurtzman teamed up with legendary artists Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, John Severin, Will Elder, and Dave Berg to create these powerful stories of struggle and humanity that are considered to be among the best war stories ever told. Gemstone, 2007. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB5710
Hard Cover, 8x11, 212pg, Full Color
Click for more EC Archives and here for Complete EC slipcased editions.

SPACE ACES! And SUPER DUPER SUPERMEN! Comic Book Heroes From The Forties And Fifties Set
First Edition. Two Book Set. By Denis Gifford. This set of comic book stories will transport you back in time to a more innocent future, the comic book world of the 40s and 50s. British comic historian and cartoonist Denis Gifford presents super selections of forgotten gems from his world famous comic collection. Green Wood, 1991-1992. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Space Aces has a larger corner bend and light edge wear. Super Duper has only light edge wear....More.

Item Code: RB4854
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pgs, Text/Full Color

THE ROCKETEER All 5 Action Chapters!
Highly Recommended. By Dave Stevens. Introduction by Harlan Ellison. A big beautiful love letter to Golden Age comics and cliffhanger serials. A down on his luck stunt flyer stumbles across an experimental jet pack and ends up as a reluctant super hero when he discovers that Nazi spies as well as the jet pack's creator are after it. Thrills, adventure, beautiful art work, nice touches of humor and the "reveal" of the jet pack's creator all combine into one of the all time great comic stories. Eclipse Books, 1985. Out of Print. Condition:Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB4632
Soft Cover, 9x11, 70pg, Full Color
Click for more Dave Stevens.

Marvel Premiere Edition. By Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham. Volume 1 Collects #570-574, Volume 2 Collects #575-578,Volume 3 Collects #579-582, and Volume 4 Collects #583-588. The Fantastic Four Volume 1-4 set offers Marvel's newest exciting creator, Jonathan Hickman, who teams up with superstar artist Dale Eaglesham, to give you The Fantastic Four experience you've been waiting for! Marvel, 2010. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB4885
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, 136pg|112pg|144pg|186pgs, Full Color

ASTRO CITY The Dark Age Set Volume 1 & 2
First Edition. By Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross. Dark Age Book One collects the Book 1 #1-4 And book 2 #5-8 and Dark Age 2-Brothers in Arms Collecting Book 3 #1-4 and Book 4 #1-4 of the "Dark Age" saga. Wildstorm, 2008. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In Shrink Wrap.  ...More.

Item Code: RB4967
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color

THE BEAST IS DEAD ll World War Among The Animals
First English Edition. By Edmond-Francois Calvo and Victor Dancette. A technicolor graphic novel retelling the events of World War II. The combatants are portrayed as furry animals (the French are rabbits, the Italians hyenas, the Japanese monkeys, Britains bulldogs, Russian polar bears, Americans buffalo...) painted in a lushly detailed Silly Symphony / Harmon-Ising style. Published in 1944 and 1945 by the French cartoonist Calvo, aided by writers Victor Dancette and Jacques Zimmermann. Abi Melzer, 1984. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Light cover small dents....More.

Item Code: RB5156
Hard Cover, 9x12, 92pgs, Partial Color

Limited #5511/7000. By Randy Bowen, Shiflett Brothers. From Bowen Designs comes this 25th anniversary limited edition Mini Bust of Wolverine. Bowen designs, 2000. Out of Print. Condition: As New....More.

Item Code: RB862
5" tall
$75.00 $55.00

Classic Comic Strips


KRAZY KAT A Classic From The Golden Age Of Comics
By George Herriman. Krazy Kat strip was created over 50 years ago by George Herriman and focuses on the curious relationship between a guileless, carefree, simple-minded cat named Krazy and a short-tempered mouse named Ignatz. Krazy nurses an unrequited love for the mouse. However, Ignatz despises Krazy and constantly schemes to throw bricks at Krazy's head, which Krazy interprets as a sign of affection, uttering grateful replies such as "Li'l dollink, allus f'etful", or "Li'l ainjil". A third principal character, Officer Bull Pupp, often appears and tries to "protect" Krazy by thwarting Ignatz' attempts and imprisoning him. Later on, Officer Pupp falls in love with Krazy. Grosset & Dunlap, 1977. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Yellow stain to endpapers, dust jacket has small spine tears....More.

Item Code: RB4865
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
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LI'L ABNER Volume 6 Dailies 1940
First Edition. By Al Capp. The cover is drawn by Peter Poplaski. Newspaper columnist Michael Price and the late film historian George Turner provide a fascinating history of this largely forgotten movie on pages 4-15. The back cover features the very rare Li'l Abner movie poster and another lobby card in full color. Pages 16-174 are the black and white daily Li'l Abner Sunday strips in chronological order and in their entirety. A second introduction by editor Dave Schreiner provides a political and historical context for the strip itself in 1940. Kitchen Sink, 1989. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB5175
Hard Cover, 6x11, 174pg, Black & White
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RIP KIRBY The First Modern Detective, Complete Comic Strips 1948-1951 Volume 2
First Edition. By Alex Raymond and Ward Green. Rip Kirby Volume 2 collects Comic Strips from 1948-1951. This is the first comprehensive archival collection of Alex Raymond’s postwar, post-modern classic. Created by Alex Raymond in 1946, when he was deactivated from the Marines after World War II, it was a fresh approach to the crime genre, an about-face from the prevailing hard-boiled style of detective fiction. Rip Kirby was the first hip and cool detective in newspaper comics, smart and sophisticated, but still a man’s man. IDW, 2010. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB5668
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 11x10, 310 pg, Black & White
Volume 1: 1946-48 [RB8138] $150.

TERRY AND THE PIRATES Volume 2 1948-1949
By George Wunder. Terry and the Pirates Volume 2 continues Milton Caniff's masterpiece. This volume presents three complete stories. The dailies and Sundays run in continuity. The Sundays are printed in spectacular color. Hermes, 2015. Out Of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. 2 soft bumped corners.        ...More.

Item Code: RB5670
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 10x14, 256pg, Partial Color
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First Edition. By Ashley Wood and Chester Gould. Volumes 2 & 3 -1933 to 1935 - 1935 to 1936. Presenting the second and third volumes of IDW Publishing's hardcover collection of Chester Gould's timeless comic strip, Dick Tracy. Volume 2 contains nearly 500 comic strips from the series' early years, covering material that originally ran from May, 1933 through January, 1935. Volume 3 - 1935 to 1936 - also contains over 500 comic strips from the series' early years, that originally ran from January 1935 through June 1936. IDW, 2007. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Volume 2. Fine Plus. Volume 3 has a light scratch and what looks like a small oil stain on the dust jacket....More.

Item Code: RB5708
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 10x7, 352pgs each, Black & White
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Dailies & Sundays, 1941-42. By Chester Gould. Volume Seven contains Dick Tracy comic strips from the series’ early years, covering material that originally ran from January 1941 through June 1942. Also included is an introduction by Max Allan Collins, as well as the third historical feature by J.C. Vaughn looking at the evolution of Tracy merchandise. IDW, 2009. Out Of Print: Very Fine. ...More.

Item Code: RB5718
Hard Cover, 11x9, 286pg, Black & White

WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 2 Trapped on Treasure Island
By Floyd Gottfredson. Floyd Gottfredson's classic 1930s Mickey Mouse is back for another round of thrills, chills, and epic quests—taking him from the depths of teeming jungles to the halls of spooky Blaggard Castle. Mickey's classic bad guys are here, too, with arch-enemy Pegleg Pete joined for this book by the mysterious "Bill Shakespeare" and hypnosis-happy Professors Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex! Fantagraphics, 2011. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB8269
Hard Cover Deluxe, 11x9, 280pg, Partial Color
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First Edition. Signed/Limited To 1800 By Howard Chaykin. The internationally acclaimed tale by Howard Chaykin of social and political corruption and one man's fight for justice - Hard Times, the complete flashpoint story in the American Flagg! saga. First Comics, 1985. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Light edge wear on the dust jacket. Slightly bumped lower corner of the book....More

Item Code: RB4687
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color
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First Edition. By Tarpe Mills. Miss Fury is a fictional super heroine from the Golden Age Of Comics. She first appeared as The Black Fury on April 6, 1941, a Sunday comic strip distributed by the Bell Syndicate. The character's real identity is wealthy socalite Marla Drake. She has no innate superpowers, but gains increased strength and speed when she dons a special skintight catsuit when fighting crime. The panther skin was bequeathed to her by her uncle, who said that it was used by an African witch doctor in voodoo ceremonies. Archival Press, 1979. Out of Print. Condition: Very Good. Re-cased, wear edge and page yellowing....More.

Item Code: RB4682
Soft Cover, 8x11, 62 pgs, b&w
$200.00 $125.00

BATMAN HUSH Volume 1 & 2
First Edition. By Jeeps Loeb, Jim Lee and Scoot Williams. Volume 1 and 2 are complete Hush story-arc hardcover editions. These stories are a thrilling mystery of action, intrigue, and deception penned by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by comics superstar Jim Lee in which Batman sets out to discover the identity of a mysterious mastermind using the Joker, Riddler, Ra's al Ghul and the Dark Knight's other enemies and allies, as pawns in a plan to wreak havoc. DC Comics, 2002 & 2003. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In Shrink Wrap....More.

Item Code: RB4739
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, 121pgs & 192pgs, Full Color

First Edition. By Mac Raboy and Don Moore. Set of Volumes 1 & 2 are reprints of Flash Gordon by of one of the great comic artists, Mac Raboy. In 1948 he took over the Flash Gordon strips of one of his most envied idols, Alex Raymond. These series marks the first time that Raboy's Flash Gordon strips had ever been collected. He was heavily influenced by Alex Raymond's style, and in the Spring of 1948, he signed on with King Features to illustrate the Flash Gordon Sunday page. Following in the footsteps of his idol, Mac Raboy's run on this serial was actually longer than Raymond's. Raboy drew the strip until his death in December of 1967. Dark horse, 2003. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Very light edge wear....More.

Item Code: RB4852
Soft Cover, 12x9, 256pgs, b&w
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Mature Readers


By Uwe Ommer. Eroticism and exoticism are the predominant characteristics in Uwe Ommer's photographs - photographs which address an insatiable desire for joie de vivre and enjoyment of life. English, French and German Text. Taschen, 1990. Mature Readers. Out of print. Condition: Fine. Slight cover scuffing and corner curl. ...More.

Item Code: RB2085
Soft Cover, 9x12, 80pg, Full Color

EROTICA: An Illustrated Anthology of Sexual Art and Literature Volume 1 - 3 Set
By Charlotte Hill and William Wallace. Three Volume Set. Beautiful and daring mix of forbidden art (paintings, lithographs, drawings, watercolors, and photographs—many by masters of the form) with excerpts from banned books (the famous and the anonymous). Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc , 1992, 1993 & 1996. Out of print. Condition: Very Fine. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: RB2082
Soft Cover, 9x10, 260pg, Partial Color

GLAMOUR BOOK Leone Frollo: Unpublished Colour Works
Text by Gianni Brunoro. 1st printing. A special publication of Glamour International, a collection of unpublished works by Leone Frollo. Beautiful pencil and watercolor works of women in all states of dress. Text in English, Italian and French. Nudity. Glamour International, 1993. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: RB2125
Soft Cover, 12x12, 96pg, Full Color
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Hard Black Kiss is a hardboiled erotic limited comic book series written and drawn by Howard Chaykin which was originally published in 1988 and 1989 in twelve issues from Vortex Comics. This. The series' explicit sex scenes and the inclusion of transexual femme fatale Dagmar Laine saw Black Kiss labelled among the most controversial comic series of the late 1980s. The series is set in Los Angeles in the 1980s and opens with Dagmar Laine, a transsexual prostitute and lover to former 1950s film star Beverly Grove, searching for a reel of film taken from The Vatican's collection of pornography. What follows is sex and violence. Plus a few big surprises! Signed and numbered (38 of 666). Vortex Comics. 1993. Condition. Very Fine Minus. Very minor edge wear front of dustjacket. Adult material....More.

Item Code: RB8039
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7" x 10.5", 144pg, Black & White

Butterscotch (The Flavor of the Invisible). by Manara. "Il profumo dell'invisibile" (Italian name for Butterscotch) is a funny and sweet comedy about a girl named Mel (Miele, "Honey" in Italian) and about a genius who invents a great potion to become invisible. Recommended. Catalan. 1987. Condition. Fine Plus. Tiny light stain at bottom front cover spine. Adult material....More.

Item Code: RB8086
Soft Cover, 8.5" x 11", 72pg, Black & White
Here is more vintage Manara.

How to Photograph the Figure by Bunny Yeager. This publication, released in 1963 by Whitestone Publications, Inc., is a must-have for photography enthusiasts and collectors alike. Tons of great photos by Yeager, and many are candid or "behind-the-scenes", including several from her work on "Dr. No" which of course included many candid shots of Sean Connery and Ursula Andress. The book covers various topics including men's interest, film, and figure photography. This rare find is perfect for those who want to add a unique and one-of-a-kind piece to their pinup collection. Whitestone, 1963. Out of Print. Condition: Very Good. Spine break in the middle of the book. Cover wear. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: RB8200
Soft Cover, 6.5 x 9, 112pg, Black & White

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