Thursday, September 21, 2017

Four new Underwood Sale Books, an new Syd Mead art book, a new Uncle Scrooge Timeless Tales, Frank Cho creates a Wonder Woman statue, and Paperbacks from Hell. Kirby 100 vintage comics set from new reprints from Marvel and a Canadian Whites Kickstarter program that deserves your support.

It's a big week--35 new items in all. Four new Underwood Sale Books, an entirely new Syd Mead art book, a new Uncle Scrooge Timeless Tales, Frank Cho creates a Wonder Woman statue, and Paperbacks from Hell looks at a neglected period of vintage art. We've also put together our own Kirby 100 vintage comics set from new reprints from Marvel. And see my special message in News and Notes about a Canadian Whites Kickstarter program that deserves your support.

Art Books  |  Underwood Books: New on Sale  |  Comic Book Archives
Pulp Reprints  |  2018 Calendars  |  Pin-Up  |  Wonder Woman by Frank Cho  |  Warehouse Finds
Bargain Books  |  Rare & Out of Print  |  Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
 

Art Books

 
THE MOVIE ART OF SYD MEAD VISUAL FUTURIST
Highly Recommended. This represents the most extensive collection of Mead's visionary work ever printed, compiling hundreds of images, sketches and concept art from a career spanning almost 40 years, many of which have never been seen in print before. Each entry provides a unique insight into the processes involved in Mead's practice as well as illuminating the behind-the-scenes work involved in creating a fully realized, cinematic depiction of the future. Titan, 2017...More.

Item Code: MOVSMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x9, 256pg, Full Color
$49.95 $39.95

 
HARLEY QUINN A Celebration of 25 Years
Art by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner, and Terry Dodson. From her animated adventures to her bloody stint in the Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn: A Celebration of 25 Years captures the greatest comic book moments of the Joker's main moll, brought to life by industry legends Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Jim Lee, Jeph Loeb, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Karl Kesel, Terry Dodson and more! DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: HQCELH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 400pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

 
MYTHICAL BEASTS An Artist's Field Guide To Designing Fantasy Creatures
In Mythical Beasts: An Artist's Field Guide to Designing Fantasy Creatures, thirty talented artists show you how to sketch, draw, and render thirty mythical creatures. Learn how to create some of the best-known fantasy creatures including the werewolf, unicorn, and of course the fantasy staple—the dragon. Also included are lesser-known mythical beasts such as the Slavic Leshy, Japanese Jorogumo, and the Congolese Dingonek. Each creature has its own chapter which covers its history, how to render main elements and variations, and one large final illustration. If you are a fan of mythology and fantasy, then Mythical Beasts is the book for you! 3DTotal, 2017...More.

Item Code: MYTBE
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 320pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $44.99

 
PAPERBACKS FROM HELL The Twisted History of 70s and 80s Horror Fiction
By Grady Hendrix. Tour the horror paperback novels of the 1970s and 80s . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary s Baby. It's an affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of two iconic decades, complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles. Quirk, 2017...More.

Item Code: PAFR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

For more Vintage Paperback art, see:

Dope Menace: The Sensational World of Drug Paperbacks 1900-1975 [DPE. $24.95]

Sin-A-Rama: Sleeze Paperbacks of the Sixties/Expanded [SINA. $25.95, your price $23.50]

Bad Girls Need Love Too [BDGH. $12.99 and almost gone, just six left]

Popular Skullture: The Skull Motif in Pulps, Paperbacks and Comics [POPSK. $19.99, your price $16.99]

 

 

Underwood Books: New on Sale

 
WOMEN OF WONDER Celebrating Women Creators of Fantastic Art
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Cathy Fenner. Introduction by Lauren Panepinto. From the co-editor of Spectrum, a spotlight on women creators of fantastic art (traditionally seen as a largely male domain, though women have always been active participants) from Kewpie creator Rose O'Neill and pulp illustrator Margaret Brundage to Spectrum Grand Masters Diane Dillon and Kinuko Y. Craft. Underwood, 2015...More.

Item Code: WOMOW
Soft Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
$24.95 $12.50

 
SHAMELESS ART 20th Century Genre and the Artists that Defined It
Closeout Price! Recommended. Edited by Tim Underwood. Unrepentant, unapologetic, unbridled and under-appreciated, genre art from the first half of the 20th century reflected the subconscious urges of an economically deprived and sexually depressed generation. This collects work by masters like Gil Elvgren, Earl Moran, Rolf Armstrong, George Petty, Enoch Bolles and many others as they let their untamed imaginations and tortured libidos run wild. Underwood, 2010...More.

Item Code: SHAAH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 112pg, Full Color
$15.00 $9.95

 
MIDDLE EARTH Visions of a Modern Myth
Closeout Price! Donato Giancola. From the brush of Donato Giancola, one of the world's most recognized and lauded fantasy artists, comes a book filled with new illustrations that apply his legendary Renaissance craftsmanship to J. R. R. Tolkien's fantastic Middle-Earth. Dramatic lighting and deft draftsmanship reminiscent of master painters like Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer explain Donato's popularity with millions of fans, as well as the numerous Hugo and Chesley Awards he has received. This long-awaited, moving, and beautiful voyage through Middle-Earth — a must-have for eager genre readers everywhere — offers a refreshingly new exploration of literature's most beloved fantasy realm. Underwood Books, 2010...More.

Item Code: MIDEH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 78pg, Full Color
$25.00 $12.50

 
ARTISTS AGAINST THE WAR
Closeout Price! Art by Ralph Steadman, Wendy Popp, Burt Silverman et al. Edited by Steve Brodner. Based on the 2008 Society of Illustrators' exhibit, "Artists Against the War", Artists Against the War draws from the history of graphic protest and demonstrates the many ways that illustrators — in comics, editorial cartoons, illustrations for magazine articles, and so on — have reflected on the representations and misrepresentations of war, specifically the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Underwood Books, 2011...More.

Item Code: ARTAGH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 110pg, Partial Color
$19.95 $9.95

See the previous two emails, Sept 8 and Sept 15, for more Underwood Sale Books. Last week's Savage Art is a same-format companion to Shameless Art. And Telling Stories: The Comic Art of Frank Frazetta is still the hands-down bestseller so far. See all the titles on our website, and see all the Underwood File Copies there also. We'll have more of those for you next week, including Hannes Bok.

 

Comic Book Archives

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS Strange Terrors Volume 1
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...More.

Item Code: PCST01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color
$59.99

 
PRE-CODE CLASSICS Strange Terrors Volume 2
Collects 100-page issues Strange Terrors #6-7, 1953. Recommended. By Joe Kubert, Lou Cameron, Pete Morisi, Don Perlin et al. The last two issues of this exceptional St. John title boasted an all-star lineup of horror and fantasy, besides the above creators (Kubert did the cover of #7 plus a story, and #6 has a bondage cover), you'll find Albert Tyler, A.C. Hollingsworth, Bill Molno, Bob Forgione, Gus Ricca and Bernard Baily. They're all here--witches, vampires, walking corpses, ghosts, ghouls and goblins galore. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCST02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg, Full Color
$44.99

 
THE COMPLETE VOODOO Volume 3
Chilling Archives of Horror Comics #22. By Ruth Roche et al. Art by the Iger Shop. One of the weirdest, coolest, cheesiest, most bizarre, goriest pre-code comic books printed in its entirety. Voodoo features beyond good taste, sexy Good Girl art, and old school horror art by the master Matt Baker and his associates from the infamous group, the Iger Shop! The final volume of a series collecting all 19 issues. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: COMV03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 184pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

 
BEST OF VAMPIRELLA MASTER SERIES OMNIBUS
By Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Warren Ellis et al. Art by Amanda Conner, Mike Mayhew, Gary Frank et al. The finest comic book creators of the modern era delve into the mystery and the macabre in The Best of Vampirella Masters Series! Revisit the greatest tales of horror comics' most iconic heroine with the collected stories, each crafted by a legendary team of writers and artists! Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: BVMAS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 568pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

All the other Vampirella collections are on our website.

 
UNCLE SCROOGE TIMELESS TALES Volume 3
Collects #13-18. By Francesco Artibani, Alessandro Perina, William Van Horn, et al. He's tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties... he's Scrooge McDuck! But has he got what it takes to survive IDW's Uncle Scrooge #13-18—and a combined onslaught from Flintheart Glomgold, John D. Rockerduck, Magica De Spell and the Beagle Boys in “Scrooge's Last Adventure”? This awesome collectors' hardback also features Glittering Goldie in Romano Scarpa's “The Miner's Granddaughter,” new tales of Uncle Rumpus by William Van Horn, and a virtual reality trek through Scrooge's Life and Times in “Scrooge Vs. Scrooge!” With extras for true Disney Comics aficionados, this super Scrooge omnibus is perfect for the penny-pincher in your life. Maybe that's you! IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: USTT03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Volumes 1 and 2 both remain available at the same discounted price of $26.99 [USTT01H, USTT02H].

 
MARVEL MASTERWORKS Luke Cage Hero For Hire Volume 2
Collects #17-21, 1974-76. By Tony Isabella, Len Wein, Don McGregor et al. Art by George Tuska, Ron Wilson, George Perez et al. Marvel's bulletproof man is back! Marvel Masterworks proudly present the evolution of Luke Cage, Hero for Hire into his new identity: Power Man! It's a series of iconic Cage classics featuring the debut of Cottonmouth, Cage's evolving relationship with Claire Temple, and action galore. Cage goes toe to toe with Iron Man, battles the villainous Power Man for the right to the name, and hits the road to uncover the secrets of Security City. Also featuring the debut of Bill Foster as Giant-Man...and the one and only Piranha Jones! With stories and art by comic book greats Wein, Isabella, McGregor, Tuska, Wilson, Pérez and more, these are the stories that defined the Marvel and Netflix icon for an entire generation of fans! Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: MMLC02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 312pg, Full Color
$75.00 $64.95

 
STAR TREK CLASSIC UK COMICS Volume 3 1972-1979
By Jack Sutter. Art by John Stokes, Frank Bellamy, John Canning, and Jim Baikie. Never-before-reprinted comics that originally appeared in weekly British magazines beginning in 1969. These are the U.K. voyages of the starship Enterprise—and, now, at last, fans everywhere can experience them. This third volume reprints all comics from 1972 to 1979 and concludes the series that presents the complete Star Trek UK comics. Bonus material includes various one-shots and annuals, as well as strips created for various merchandise and toys. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: STC03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 240pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

The first two collections are still available at the same discounted price of $39.99 each. [STC01H, STC02H.]

 
JACK KIRBY'S MISTER MIRACLE
Jack Kirby reinvented the superhero genre with his sprawling saga of the Fourth World —a bold storytelling vision that was decades ahead of its time. In honor of this extraordinary talent's centennial, DC Comics is proud to re-present the groundbreaking work of the King of Comics in a brand-new series of trade paperback editions collecting his classic DC titles in all their four-color glory: Mister Miracle By Jack Kirby (New Edition)! DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: JKMM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 440pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

 
TRUE BELIEVERS JACK KIRBY 100TH ANNIVERSARY Set
Set contains 12 comics reprinting both original issues, and combining one or more issues together.  The set consists of Captain America, Black Panther, Tales to Astonish with the first appearance of Groot, Eternals #1, Avengers #4, Devil Dinosaur #1, Strange Tales with Nick Fury, Thor vs. the Hulk, The Mighty Thor, Inhumans, Tales of Suspense with Iron Man, and Tales to Astonish with Ant Man and the Wasp. Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: TRBP
Comic, 32pg ea, Full Color
$17.95

Score these original comics and original stories in the format they first appeared in. This collection is a little different, because on more than half of these, two issues have been collected into one: for instance, you get both first appearances of Goot, in Tales to Astonish #13 and Journey Into Mystery #62; for Thor, you get his origin in Journey Into Mystery #83, and his 3rd appearance in #85, instead of the non-Thor backup features in #83. And so on. Full details are in our complete website description. We've only put together a limited number of sets, and we won't be able to replenish these once they sell out.

There are many more collections and reference books about Jack are on our website.

 

Pulp Reprints

 
MAVERICKS LONGRIDERS OF THE WEST The Complete Series
1934-35. Limited, 50. By Kent Thorn. Art by A. Leslie Ross, Don Hewitt. Introduction by Will Murray. Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox. They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails. Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life. They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage. Altus, 2017...More.

Item Code: MAVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 252pg, Text/b&w
$75.00

 

2018 Calendars

 
FAVOURITE FAIRY TALES BY JENNIE HARBOUR 2018 Calendar
Highly Recommended. A handsome, oversized calendar with twelve delicate line drawings by Jennie Harbour, an underappreciated artist from the Golden Age of illustration. This was published as a labor of love by a dedicated fan who produces occasional special projects like this. Probably not more than 200 copies will be produced in all, and not readily available from other sources. Harbour was a very skilled artist in her time, doing several fine children's books, but today she is known only to the most dedicated fans of the period. Calligraphics, 2017...More.

Item Code: FFT18
Wirebound, 18x12, 12pg, Two Color
$19.95

This special calendar--which is oversized and quite limited--came into our hands by odd circumstance. At the last Sacramento Book show, I was talking to one of the dealers and a gentleman came by and gave her a copy. We all talked about how obscure the artist was, I greatly admired what he had put together, and one thing led to another. Turns out this is a special project this long-time collector likes to put together, not for financial reward but just to have something cool for friends and the local bookstore or two. So unless you frequent Moe's books in Berkeley, this might be your one and only opportunity to snag this, as much a fine display of Harbour's artwork as it is a calendar. I like it.

 
CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION 2018 Calendar
Recommended. 1890 to 1925 was the Golden Age of Illustration. The finest artists were producing the best in children's and illustrated books, in England and in the U.S. Artists such as Kay Nielsen, Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac designed the most fantastical, beautiful drawings to enhance stories that still enchant to this day. Here is a sampling of that fine work, a wide variety month by month. Catch, 2017...More.

Item Code: CB18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.95

 
SCI-FI 2018 Calendar
Vintage science fiction movie posters, pulp, magazine and book covers. Includes images from Fantastic Voyage, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Weird Tales, The Man from Planet X, Astonishing, Fantastic, Not of this Earth, Space Adventures, Strange Worlds, Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds, and Space Adventures. Campy and fun! Catch, 2017...More.

Item Code: SC18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.95

 
PULP ATTACK 2018 Calendar
Classic collection of twelve historical film posters and book covers from the infamous age of cheaply printed fiction. It's all about the sexy ladies here, strutting their stuff and enticing men into their clutches. What's not to like? Includes all major international holidays. Tushita, 2017...More.

Item Code: PULP18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.95

 

Pin-Up

 
PIN-UPS NIGHT AND DAY
Closeout Price! Recommended. Art by Gil Elvgren, Earl Moran, Al Buell, Edward d'Ancona et al. This gift book--available in three striking cover options shipped to customers at random--offers flirtatious and fun 1940s and 50s illustrations. Irresistible pinup ladies bring teasing frivolity to a range of everyday situations, organized thematically from morning to evening. From sun-kissed beauties at the beach to ski bunnies hitting the slopes, bedside nurses ready to take your temperature to scantily clad runaways, rakish shipmates to not-so-conscientious secretaries, these smiling cuties are ready for fun. Flammarion, 2015...More.

Item Code: PINNH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 4x7, 160pg, Full Color
$19.95 $9.98

 
ART OF THE PIN-UP 2018 Calendar
She's risque but never explicit. She's flirtatious but fiercely independent. She's erotic but could just be the girl next door, on a VERY good day! She's the Pin-Up girl, an all-natural sweetheart created to win the adoration of men across the country. Gil Elvgren cover. Catch, 2017. Mature Viewers...More.

Item Code: APU18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.95

 
PIN-UP HISTORY 2018 Calendar
This offers a fun journey through the history of Pin Ups from the golden 1920's to the wild 1950's. Includes iconic sexy images by Gil Elvgren and others. Includes holidays. Tushita, 2017...More.

Item Code: PI18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.95

 
PIN-UPS 2018 Calendar
Highly Recommended. Instead of paintings by Elvgren and Petty, here are REAL ladies from the same time, the 1940s to the 1950s.  Just like they were posing for Vargas and others, they are smiling, voluptuous, sultry, and in period settings, with classic hair styles and, occasionally, nylons or lingerie. Mostly they are just fine looking sexy ladies from a lost era of more innocent cheesecake, proud of their appeal. We like this. Catch, 2017...More.

Item Code: PINU18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.95

 

Wonder Woman Statue by Frank Cho

 
DC DESIGNER SERIES WONDER WOMAN Statue By Frank Cho
Limited, 5,000. Designed by Frank Cho. Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews. Wonder Woman takes sword and shield in hand in this powerful new Designer Series statue from renowned artist Frank Cho! Frank's work is always first rate and his portrayals of strong women are in a class by themselves. So it's perfect to have him creating this fine image of the Golden Amazon, in the special Cho style. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: DCDWWF
12" tall, Full Color
$150.00

More Cho statues and books on our website.

 

Warehouse Finds

 
MICHAEL KALUTA SKETCHBOOK
With Bookplate Signed by Kaluta. Recommended. By Michael Wm. Kaluta. From 1993. Michael Wm. Kaluta has been creating beautiful imagery for more than 40 years. Highlights of his wonderfully varied career include The Shadow, Starstruck, illustrations and covers for projects from Conan to Fables, Sandman to Wonder Woman. You name it, he may have worked on it. And for a long while now, he's created a myriad of stunningly executed covers for DC Comics. He was also a charter member of the legendary art collective known simply as the Studio, which included Berni Wrightson, Jeffrey Jones and Barry Winsor-Smith. Kitchen Sink Press, 1993. Note: These copies have scuffed or slightly torn covers....More.

Item Code: MWKSS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 90pg, Partial Color
$35.00

See our website for much more by Michael, including the more recent Sketchbook series and the compilation hardcover, which also comes with a special signed bookplate.

 
LAW & CHAOS
By Wendy Pini. While she was attending college, Wendy Pini asked for and received permission to try to adapt the Elric series by Michael Moorcock into an animated film. Although the project was not fully realised, she did create Law and Chaos: The Stormbringer Animated Film Projects, the story of her trials and triumphs as she grew and gained experience. Warp Graphics, 1987. Has a 2 inch razor cut to the cover....More.

Item Code: LAWR
Soft Cover, 11x8, 144pg, Text/Full Color
$45.00

This is an early and offbeat book from Wendy. See our website for all her latest books, several of which are on sale, and the others all qualify you for the Flesk Buy-One, Get-One-Free special where we are giving away two fine James Bama books.

 

Bargain Books up to 75% Off

These books are low in stock, and may have already been marked down once. I've marked them down even further just for this listing, to clear them out to make way for new items. First come, first served.

CLASSICS BOMBER COMICS Volume 3 [CBC3. $15 $10].
CLASSICS BOMBER COMICS Volume 4 [CBC4. $15 $10].

THE COLLECTOR By Toppi [COLSH. $34.99 $14.99].
DEADMAN KELLEY JONES Gallery Edition [DEAKJH. $125 $99].

ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL Volume 1 [ADSG01. $16.99 $9.99].
DOC SAVAGE Statue [DOCST. $210 $125].

ELSEWORLDS BATMAN Volume 1 [ELWB01. $34.99 $19.99].
THE OSAMU TEZUKA STORY A Life in Manga and Anime [OSAM. $29.95 $18.95].

ALVARADO'S ALL-AMERICAN GIRLS [ALVAGH. $34.99 $19.99].

You can see all of our discounted items on the website, under Closeouts at the end of each category (such as Artists and Illustration, Comics Related, etc).

 

Rare & Out of Print

The highlight this week is the beautiful Norman Lindsay Watercolours. We also added a few more H. R. Giger titles, including one book signed by Giger. From Brom, we have the titles Offerings and Darkwerks, which includes a signed bookplate. We also added the rare Conan of Cimmeria The Black Stranger Original Manucript Facsimile, and lastly, another batch of Glamour International Magazine.

All  |  New Arrivals   |  Artists & Illustration  |  Fantasy & Sci-Fi  |  Illustrated Fiction

Comic Book Archives  |  Comic Strip & Cartoon   |  Comic Artists  |  Pin-Up  |  Erotic Art

 

Mature Readers

Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds is pretty darned cool, with full pages devoted to each and every girl from Marilyn Monroe to the latest. I grew up in the sixties, snagging these from my dad's bottom drawer, and it's certainly fun to see who I recognize.

Adult Movie Posters of the 60's and 70's takes a look at the emergence of x-rated movies from underground sleaze to films that couples went to together and television show hosts talked about, like Behind the Green Door, O, Emannuelle, and of course, the one that started all the talk, Deep Throat.

Artist Barbara Jenson's Bare It All signed edition sold out from us some time ago. But we just got six more copies, then it's gone for good. I think this is her first signed edition. It's also available in a regular edition [BARIT. $14.95].

We have three new calendars this week: Lingerie Provocative, Derrieres, and Naked, for 2018. Three images from each is on our website.

Nude Photography  |  Erotic Art   |  Erotic Films: DVDs  |  Adult Graphic Novels  |  All Pin-Up & Adult

 

News and Notes

 

Holiday Bud Plant Catalog

Our latest catalog is the one we consider our Christmas edition. I know it seems very early,  but ordering from this will allow plenty of time to get those Christmas presents dialed in, particularly if you are overseas. Our last catalog of the year comes out in December, which is too late for foreign customers, and risky for anyone in the U.S., considering shipping takes longer and we just might be out of something special.

The catalog should be in your hands--if you are a regular customer--by October 10th or 15th. See the cover below--we've adapted it from Reynold Brown's new book, using his movie poster for Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. Special features include my recommended Christmas gift ideas, Underwood Books Publisher File Copies, and all of the 2018 Calendars.

Heroes of the Home Front: Bell Features Artists of World War II

This Kickstarter program needs your support! We are fully supporting this upcoming book--I have already committed to 20 copies of the deluxe limited edition, of which there will be just 150, and the regular hardcover. But we'll only have these if the Kickstarter program is successful.
                     
So I'm changing hats from being a retailer, who would like to sell you a copy of this--to altruistic collector, who wants to make sure this gets produced. I have supported every single project so far devoted to collecting and publicizing the WECA (War Economy Conservation Act) comics, also known as the Canadian Whites. These all-original comics were published between 1941 and 1947, the years in which the Canadian government cut off import of any and all U.S. Comics.

Unique characters like Nelvana, Queen of the Northern Lights, were created...and she pre-dates Wonder Woman! Brok Windsor is one of the best drawn titles of the time. Plus Captain Canuck, the Polka Dot Pirate, and Wow Comics #1. All these are on our website.

The author of this new book, Ivan Kocmarek, wrote an extensive and excellent overview of the period that was published in the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 44 (2014-2015). If you have this, go check it out. Also, in the Overstreet Market Report for the last several years, dealers are noting the quickly escalating prices of these rare comics. About 800 issues were published--they are very comparable to the first few years of our own Golden Age, with heroes and heroines of all flavors, albeit in black and white instead of full color. Only in 1946 did a limited number of full color comics come along.

Read more about it, watch Ivan's video, and consider investing directly in the project, since there are several cool premiums. I signed up for one myself, the original issue of Grand Slam Comics. This just might need your support to come to fruition.

The Kickstarter program is here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/283395337/heroes-of-the-home-front-book?ref=discovery

In case you'd like to order this direct from us rather than from Kickstarter, we've put in bare-bones descriptions of both editions onto our website and here is the link. The regular edition will be $75, the deluxe signed edition, limited to 150 copies, will be $100. For the deluxe edition, this is our pre-pub price--it may go up upon publication if we still have copies.

We will list these with more complete details later on. As always, your credit card will not be billed until we make our shipment to you. Publication date is February 2018.

~Bud

 

Our Catalog and Contact Info

We publish a color catalog every two months—if you’ve placed an order in the last 12 months, you will receive it hot off the press. If this is your first order, or if you’d like an extra copy, you can add one to your order: click here. Or call or send us your address and we’ll mail one to you. You can also download it here

Place your order before noon PST, Monday through Friday for SAME DAY shipping (for in-stock items).

Note: FREE SHIPPING OVER $300. If your order total is $300 or more and you are in the U.S., we pay the standard shipping cost.

Contact us: csr@budsartbooks.com or 530-273-2166 Mon-Fri 9-4

Download Catalog
 

Website Index

See our website for thousands of books of the Unusual and Hard-to-Find ~ Hundreds on Sale!

~ Artists & Illustration

~ Comic Related

~ Pulps & Fiction

~ Nostalgia & Special Interest

~ Pin-Up & Adult

~ Collector's Supplies

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Three more Underwood Sale Books, as well as Virgil Finlay File Copies and...a cute Mouse Guard ABC for all ages. Catwoman, Kong of Skull Island 2, Lovecraft 2, The Black Bat and the Shadow, The Complete Sheena, and several fun oversize Vintage Calendars, from DC and Marvel.

Last week Frazetta's Telling Stories at half price just took off! Thanks! This week we have three more Underwood Sale Books, as well as Virgil Finlay File Copies. And...a cute Mouse Guard ABC for all ages, Catwoman, Kong of Skull Island 2, Lovecraft 2, The Black Bat and the Shadow, The Complete Sheena, and several fun oversize Vintage Calendars, from DC and Marvel.

Underwood Books Now on Sale  |  Underwood Books Publisher File Copies  |  Art Books & More
Graphic Novels  |  Olivia and Vintage 2018 Calendars  |  Pulp Reprints  |  Sheena Queen of the Jungle
Bargain Books  |  Rare & Out of Print  |  Mature Readers  |  Website Index
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
 

Underwood Books Now on Sale

 
SAVAGE ART 20th Century Genre & The Artists That Defined It
Pulp Cover Art. Recommended. Introduction by Frank M. Robinson. Savage Art showcases the art of the pulps: the lurid and violent illustration which prefigured and helped create the visual language in movie poster art, comic books, and multi-million copy video games. Featuring classic illustration by pulp artists Walter Baumhofer, Rafael de Soto, Jerome Rozen, and others, this beautifully produced full-color collection documents Depression-era fantasy, from crime and hero pulps, to science fictiion and "spicy" titles. Underwood Books., 2010...More.

Item Code: SAVAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 112pg, Full Color
$15.00 $9.95

 
STRANGE DAYS Aliens, Adventurers, Devils and Dames
Oversized 11x15. Recommended. Edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner. 32 full-color, framable examples of this best of the fabled pulp covers. Included are works by some of its most renowned artists, including Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok, Edd Cartier, Margaret Brundage, Jerome Rozen, Enoch Bolles, and Walter Baumhoffer. Presented in an oversized 11" x 15" format and printed on heavy stock, Strange Days is a must-have collection for any pulp or period art fan. Underwood Books, 2009...More.

Item Code: STRDH
Soft Cover, 11x15, 32pg, Full Color
$17.95 $9.95

 
SWORD'S EDGE Paintings Inspired by Robert E. Howard
Highly Recommended. Edited by Arnie Fenner, Cathy Fenner and Manuel Auad. Countless artists have painted Robert E. Howard's characters through the years, but few more brilliantly than legendary Spanish painter Sanjulián. With the impact of a battle axe, Sword's Edge collects an action-filled group of paintings that brings Howard's classic stories to vivid life. Best known in the United States for his cover paintings for the comic magazine Vampirella, Sanjulián has been rightly called an artist's artist for his masterful compositions and vibrant use of color. Underwood Books., 2010...More.

Item Code: SWOEH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 48pg, Partial Color
$19.95 $10.95

Sanjulian was featured on the cover of our last catalog, below. His work also appears in Masters of Spanish Comic Art [MASCBAH. $39.95] and Illustrators Quarterly Special Volume 1: Spanish Artists [IQS01. $34.99], the latter now out of print but still available from us. Both are highly recommended and have been very popular.

Last week we began these Underwood Sale Books with Telling Stories: The Comic Book Art of Frank Frazetta [TELSH. $49.95, your price $24.95]. It is already THE most popular book we've listed in many months.

We have plenty of copies left, in case you missed it. Also available is Telling Stories Deluxe/Numbered [TELSSD. $500] and Deluxe/Lettered editions [TELSSDL. $650].

 

Underwood Books Publisher File Copies

 
VIRGIL FINLAY STRANGE SCIENCE
Highly Recommended. Virgil Finlay's Strange Science is a magnificent collection of Finlay's best science fiction and horror illustrations -- inspired monsters and alien creatures, displaying the jewel-like rendering of Finlay's painstaking stipple technique. This lavish collection, carefully reproduced and printed on quality art paper, creates a lasting tribute to a unique 20th century artist. Includes a foreword by Robert Bloch and an introduction by Harlan Ellison. Underwood-Miller, 1992. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: VFSTR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 150pg, b&w
$50.00

 
VIRGIL FINLAY STRANGE SCIENCE Hardcover
Highly Recommended. Virgil Finlay's Strange Science is a magnificent collection of Finlay's best science fiction and horror illustrations -- inspired monsters and alien creatures, displaying the jewel-like rendering of Finlay's painstaking stipple technique. This lavish collection, carefully reproduced and printed on quality art paper, creates a lasting tribute to a unique 20th century artist. Includes a foreword by Robert Bloch and an introduction by Harlan Ellison. Underwood-Miller, 1992. Out of Print.. These copies have slightly scuffed covers....More.

Item Code: VFSTRH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 150pg, b&w
$85.00

 
VIRGIL FINLAY WOMEN OF THE AGES
Highly Recommended. Virgil Finlay, the acknowledged master of fantasy, SF and horror illustration, frequently featured beautiful women. Aand very often nude or nearly so. Women of the Ages offers the best of these ravishing illustrations--women from the legendary past to the fantastic future. These exquisite line drawings display the unique, jewel-like rendering of Finlay's painstaking technique. Virgil Finlay's Women of the Ages is a lavish cornerstone collection from the work of one of science fiction's greatest illustrators. Underwood-Miller, 1992. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: VFWOMH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 148pg, b&w
$75.00

We have very limited numbers of each of these. But we also have just listed an exceptional variety of Rare and Out of Print Virgil Finlay collections, including one or two more of the same titles above. But since they are not File Copies and also may not be as-new condition, we have listed them separately, in the Rare and Out of Print section of our website. You will find additional Underwood titles, plus scarce early Donald M. Grant and Gerry de la Ree limited printings.

Interest in Finlay is strong, evidenced to us by brisk sales for the Virgil Finlay 2018 Calendar. One's going on my wall [SVF18. $11.95].

 

Art Books & More

 
R CRUMB THE SKETCHBOOK Volume 2 1968-1975
Recommended. By Robert Crumb. This book contains hundreds of sketches from the master of underground comic art, including cover roughs for Zap, Motor City and Despair comics, the introduction of Aline, the first female Yetis, Flakey Foont and Mr. Natural, Honeybunch Kaminski, San Francisco drug culture and big buoyant butts, all wrapped up in a quality hard cover featuring front and back illustrations newly hand-colored by Crumb himself. This combines the two middle volumes from the second boxed set, produced directly from the original artworks now belonging to an ardent French collector, into one fat 444-page Crumb feast, at an irresistible price. Taschen, 2017. Adult Material...More.

Item Code: RCSK02H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 444pg, Partial Color
$39.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
R CRUMB THE SKETCHBOOK Volume 1 1964-1968
Recommended. By Robert Crumb. When Taschen released the first limited edition of Crumb Sketchbooks 1982–2011, fans drooled over the gorgeous packaging of this six-volume boxed set, the artist's thoughtful editing, the hand-written introduction, and signed art print. But not everyone could afford the $1000 price. Demand increased when the second boxed set, 1964–1982, was released.This combines the two earliest volumes from the first limited edition, direct from the original artwork, into one fat 440-page Crumb feast, for an irresistible price. Taschen, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: RCSK01H
Hard Cover, 9x11, 440pg, Partial Color
$39.99

There's lots more R. Crumb on our website.

 
MOUSE GUARD ALPHABET BOOK With Bookplate
Includes color illustrated unsigned bookplate. Recommended. By David Petersen. Art by Serena Malyon. The ABCs, through the lens of the award-winning and fan-favorite world of Mouse Guard, featuring alphabetic poems by David Petersen and gorgeously illustrated paintings by Serena Malyon. Learn the ABCs in the world of David Petersen's Mouse Guard where brave mice protect one another from predators large and small, explore the expansive nature around them, and thrive in harsh conditions. It's a world with rich culture and stalwart friendships, worth exploring one letter at a time. All ages. Archaia, 2017...More.

Item Code: MGABH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x8, 64pg, Full Color
$16.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ART OF MOUSE GUARD 2005-2015 Signed
Signed illustrated bookplate! Highly Recommended. By David Peterson. Since its debut in 2005, Mouse Guard has become a New York Times bestseller, Eisner-Award winner, and an influential staple of comics. In honor of the ten-year anniversary of the series' debut issue, a stunning celebration of the world, characters, and artistic process of David Petersen's beloved series, with his personal commentary throughout. Exclusive: each copy comes with a full color, specially illustrated bookplate David created and signed for us. Archia, 2015...More.

Item Code: ARMGHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x12, 224pg, Full Color
$59.99

 
STEVE RUDE ARTIST IN MOTION Deluxe Hurt
Signed, numbered, limited, 1000! Highly Recommended. By Steve Rude and John Flesk. For over two decades, Steve Rude has galvanized the art world as a comic magazine artist and illustrator. Flesk Publications released this oversized color collection detailing Rude's distinguished career. The book explores Rude's versatility in several subjects and mediums. Chapters cover his comics and illustration work, private commissions, animation material, life-drawings, and an elaborate sketchbook section. Numerous finished paintings are accompanied by preliminary work, such as sketches, color roughs, and use of reference materials. Flesk, 2006. Note: For this book, the slipcase spine area is imperfect, however the book itself is practically new....More.

Item Code: STERDR
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Full Color
$59.95 $29.95

I'd forgotten what a supelative art collection this is until I examined it again. It shows Rude's influences, like Andrew Loomis and perhaps Alex Ross. Fine, fine work by an uncompromising artist. Check it out!

This is from Flesk Publishing, so it qualifies for the still-going Buy-One, Get-One Free Flesk Sale. You get your choice FREE of James Bama Personal Works and/or James Bama Sketchbook. See our Blog for the complete listing of regular and sale-priced Flesk titles (scroll down past the August 31st blog with Thomas Haller Buchanan). Mr. Monster is part of the special also with a FREE Mr. Monsters Vs. Gorzilla.

 
BEYOND DUALITY The Esoteric Realism of Beny Tchaicovsky
An art book presenting the art of Beny Tchaicovsky, a pioneer in 3D computer animation. This hardcover collection explores Tchaikovsky's award-winning computer graphics as well as his otherworldly, surrealist paintings. Although his life was tragically cut short, one could not ask for a more complete and perfect catalogue raisonné of Tchaicovsky's works than this stunning compilation. Includes paintings and stills from his CG work, as well as QR-code links to clips of his videos, Last Gasp, 2016...More.

Item Code: BEYDH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 13x11, 162pg, Full Color
$39.95 $34.95

 
THE THRILLING COMIC BOOK COVER ART OF ALEX SCHOMBURG
Highly Recommended. By J. David Spurlock. Alex Schomburg produced the most dazzling array of high quality comic book covers in the Golden Age of American comics (1933-1955). This book collects, for the first time, a host of tantalizing Schomburg treasures in one volume. Super-heroes, jungle girls, robots, wild animals, and space travelers abound in these romantic and nostalgic pop art icons of the bygone WWII era. Vanguard, 2005...More.

Item Code: THRC
Soft Cover, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color
$24.95

Also available in the hardcover edition [THRCH. $34.95]

 
KIRBY 100
Highly Recommended. Art by Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Drew Friedman et al. Edited by John Morrow and Jon B. Cooke. The party starts here! TwoMorrows and the Jack Kirby Collector magazine celebrate Jack Kirby's 100th birthday in style with the release of KIRBY100, a full-color visual holiday for the King of comics! It features an all-star line-up of 100 comics pros who critique key images from Kirby's 50-year career, admiring his page layouts and storytelling skills, and lovingly reminiscing about their favorite characters and stories. Featured are Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Drew Friedman, Walter Simonson, John Byrne, Joe Sinnott, Steve Rude, Adam Hughes, Wendy Pini, John Romita Sr., Dave Gibbons, P. Craig Russell, and dozens more of the top names in comics. TwoMorrows, 2017...More.

Item Code: KIR100
Soft Cover, 9x11, 224pg, Full Color
$34.95 $29.95

The Deluxe Hardcover edition is now sold out.

 
THE OCCULT WITCHCRAFT & MAGIC An Illustrated History
Back in stock. By Christopher Dell. Packed with authoritative text and a huge and inspired selection of images, some chosen from unusual sources, including some of the best-known representations of magic and the occult from around the world spanning ancient to modern times. The curious history of magic and the powers of the occult, witchcraft, ritual, and the imagination, profusely illustrated with 400 artworks and photographs in b&w and color. Thames & Hudson, 2016...More.

Item Code: OCWH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 400pg, Full Color
$39.95 $34.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ILLUSIONS The Art of Magic Posters from the Golden Age of Magic
Highly Recommended. By Jacques Ayroles, David Ben, Ersy Contogouris et al. 250 breathtaking posters, most from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, recapture magnificent, large-format chromolithographs that immortalize the magicians and the acts that marked the world of modern magic. Seven author-experts introduce this fabulous array of color and imagery. Poster designers and printers were inspired by all variety of phantasmagoric imagery: devils and demons, skeletons and skulls, cards and rabbits, alluring assistants and symbols of exoticism. 5 Continents, 2017...More.

Item Code: ILLMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x12, 248pg, Full Color
$45.00

 

Graphic Novels

 
CATWOMAN By Jim Balent Book One
Collects #1-13. By Jo Duffy and Chuck Dixon. Collected for the first time, the very beginning of Catwoman's first ongoing series, drawn by ‘90s superstar artist Jim Balent, and written by comics legends Jo Duffy and Chuck Dixon. By night Selina becomes the world's greatest thief...known as Catwoman. What starts out as a job for Gotham City's newest crime boss, Bane, the man who broke Batman's back, ends up being the start of Selina's journey to becoming more than a thief. It may even turn her into the last thing she ever thought she'd be--a hero. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: CATW01
Soft Cover, 6x10, 328pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

More Catwoman is on our website.

 
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND Volume 2
Recommended. By James Asmus. Art by Carlos Magno and Brad Simpson. We're very impressed with these beautifully drawn new adventures on Skull Island. In this new episode, two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to unite when their island is destroyed. Washing up on the shores of Skull Island, they must defend their people against an endless horde of dinosaurs and monsters. With the help of Kong, who is sympathetic to a beautiful and capable island girl, lies hope for survival.  BOOM! Studios and DeVito Artworks unleash an original graphic novel. Boom, 2017...More.

Item Code: KONS02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Partial Color
$19.99 $17.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND Volume 1
By James Asmus. Art by Carlos Magno and Brad Simpson. Based on Kong of Skull Island created by Joe Divito. Cover by Nick Robles. Ten pages of variant covers by Adam Hughes, Paul Pope, Ryan Sook, Stan Sakai and others! Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to unite when their island is destroyed. Washing up on the shores of Skull Island, they must defend their people against an endless horde of dinosaurs and monsters. With the help of Kong lies hope for survival. Behind a superb painted cover is an entirely new and unique story of our noble giant ape! Boom, 2017...More.

Item Code: KONS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$16.99 $15.49

More Kong: King Kong vs. Tarzan in both SC and deluxe signed hardcover with extra features.

 
H.P. LOVECRAFT'S WORLDS Volume 2 Dagon and Other Tales
By Steven Philip Jones. Art by Aldin Baroza, Sergio Cariello, Rob Davis et al. Lovecraft classic tales true to the source but brought into the modern age, even more terrifying. Five stories: "Dagon”, a nuclear submarine, crew picks up castaway on uncharted island in the middle of the Atlantic. "Arthur Jermyn": the Jermyns have lived in their Gothic estate in Cambridgeshire for centuries with a cursed, black history of murder and blood-- until the birth of Arthur Jermyn. "Picture in the House": Lorraine Claude is fascinated with the morbid and weird, but a sudden thunderstorm drives her to the arms of a very friendly and very old cannibal. Caliber, 2017...More.

Item Code: HPLW02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 166pg, b&w
$16.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
H.P. LOVECRAFT'S WORLDS Volume 1 The Lurking Fear and Other Tales
By Steven Philip Jones. Art by Octavio Cariello. Four stories adapted to comics: "The Lurking Fear" -- Arthur explores a sinkhole where bodies are found, savagely torn apart as if by wild animals. "Beyond the Wall of Sleep" shows that the power of the mind is a mysterious thing when a researcher finds that he and a criminal patient are somehow linked. "The Tomb" -- Jervas Dudley, who is convinced ghosts exist, visits the site where his ancestors perished 200 years ago. "The Alchemist"-- for 600 years the male descendants of the Chabrillane family have all inexplicably perished on their 32nd birthday. Now, the last Count is turning 32. Caliber, 2017...More.

Item Code: HPLW01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 24pg, b&w
$14.99

There's more HPL on our website, including the luxurious slipcased Complete Works for just $29.95.

 

Olivia and Vintage 2018 Calendars

 
ART OF OLIVIA FEATURING BETTIE PAGE 2018 Calendar
Highly Recommended. By Olivia De Berardinis. The 2017 edition of this calendar was one of our first calendars to sell out. A classic collection of elegant paintings from the world's most renowned pin-up artist, Olivia De Berardinis. This features Bettie Page in a half dozen sexy poses and costumes. Plus another half dozen new ladies, drawn as only Olivia can. Ozone, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: OLI18
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.99

Olivia this year combined her regular calendar with Olivia Bettie, mixing several Bettie images with other new work. Last year Bettie was an early sell-out for us, so be warned. See more Olivia on our website, including her latest Beauties Beasts.

 
VINTAGE DC COMICS BATMAN 2018 Calendar
Recommended. One of DC Comic's most iconic super heroes returns in this collector's edition of Golden Age Batman cover art. Classic works by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson and others, including his best-known villains. The bat-cycle on the cover, coming through a flaming image, is typical of the cool work here. The 9x13 inch wire-bound wall calendar opens to 9x26 inches. The image for each month is perforated and easily removable to fit any standard 9x12 inch frame. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: VINB18
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color
$18.95

 
VINTAGE DC COMICS SUPERMAN 2018 Calendar
Recommended. Rarely-seen Golden Age Superman cover art, from his own title, Action Comics and those wonderful World's Finest covers with Batman and Robin. Includes several great wartime covers with Superman fighting the Axis forces. These eco-friendly calendars are made using sustainable materials from cover to cover. The 9x13 inch wire-bound wall calendar opens to 9x26 inches. The image for each month is perforated and easily removable to fit any standard 9x12 inch frame. Asgard, 2017...More.

Item Code: VIDS18
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color
$18.95

 
VINTAGE WONDER WOMAN 2018 Calendar
Recommended. Take a nostalgic journey to the past. Memorable characters leap through time with this unique collection of faithfully restored cover reproductions from the Golden Age of Comics. This is the seminal period for Wonder Woman, and many of these covers are just amazing, iconic works. They often had little to do with the story inside, but like Superman covers, featured WW doing her thing. Then later super-villains began to appear and reappear, and here you'll find the earliest foes. Each image is perforated for easy removal to be displayed as an individual poster, and it's big enough to work that way. Asgard, 2017...More.

Item Code: VINW18
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color
$18.95

 
VINTAGE DC COMICS 2018 Calendar
Recommended. The Golden Age and the Silver Age meet here, with iconic images from a handsome selection of top-notch Golden Age comics covers. Witness the Golden Age of Comics as it evolves into the Silver Age with this collector's edition of Vintage DC Comics. Images include early Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, All Star Comics, and World's Finest, with Batman, Robin and Superman. Each picture is perforated and removable to do second duty as a print. Asgard, 2017...More.

Item Code: VID18
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color
$18.95

 
VINTAGE SCI-FI 2018 Calendar
Highly Recommended. One of our best-sellers every year. It's all pulps here, with wonderful covers. This collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction--the 1940s and early 1950s--emphasizes covers from Planet Stories and Startling Stories. 12 archival-quality prints disguised as a calendar. Each month's image is perforated for easy removal and then display as a print. Asgard, 2017...More.

Item Code: VINS18
Wirebound, 9x13, 24pg, Full Color
$18.95

This Vintage series is very attractive, oversized and with good choices in the covers they picked. Choices run from the early 1940s and wartime covers, to the early 1950s and the more "modern" look of Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman. 

Vintage Sci-Fi is always one of our better sellers, with good pulp covers, this year featuring Planet Stories and Startling.

 

Pulp Reprints

 
THE SHADOW #120
The Cup of Confucius and No Time for Murder. Recommended. By Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley. Art by Edd Cartier, Earl Mayan, and Albert Micale. The Shadow must learn the deadly secret that lurks within the priceless “Cup of Confucius." Then a feathered figure of the Quetzal promises death to all, until The Shadow proves it’s “No Time for Murder” in a magic-based mystery that reveals the secret behind Houdini’s greatest illusion! BONUS: “The Shadow on the Silver Screen” examines the 1946 Monogram films starring Kane Richmond! Original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Sanctum, 2017...More.

Item Code: SHT120
Soft Cover, 7X10, 128pg, Text/b&w
$14.95

Issues back to #90 are all available, and then sporadic issues before that. Also see the website for multi-packs, The Shadow Annuals 1 and 2, and graphic novels.

 
THE BLACK BAT #8
The White Witch and The Black Bat's Summons. Recommended. By Norman A. Daniels and Norvell Page. Art by Virgil E. Pyles and Rudolph Belarski. The Nemesis of Crime fights to save a city from sinister looters, pitting himself against evil murderers with blank faces in “The Black Bat’s Summons.”  Then, a Master Hypnotist materializes the Grim Reaper in his audience, hurling Tony Quinn into the bizarre mystery of “The White Witch." Golden Age of Comics Bonus: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure by Kin Platt from Nedor's Exciting Comics plus the origin of Platt's Super-Mouse, the ONLY non-DC Golden Age superhero to continue into the Silver Age! Sanctum. 2017...More.

Item Code: BLB08
10/7/2017 0:00, SHADOW #120, 0, 0, 7x10, 0
$14.95

All back issues are available at the same price [BLB01, BLB02 etc].

The Black Bat is considered an inspiration for the creation of Batman, and previous issues nicely discuss the similarities of story and hero. It's a fine hero title that today is scarce and highly sought after; I rarely see these for sale in the original publication. Sanctum is doing a good job reprinting these with lots of extras in each issue.

 

Sheena Queen of the Jungle

 
SHEENA QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE Volume 3 Slipcased Hurt
Limited, 125. Collects #11-18, 1951-52. Recommended. By Roy Thomas. Foreword by James Heath Lantz. The eight final issues of Fiction House's original run of comics, including several fabulous final covers by the superb Maurice Whitman. Inside each issue are three classic stories, most by journeyman Robert Webb, also known for his work on Classics Illustrated, along with some rare appearances of Jay Disbrow plus all the back-up stories by Charles Sultan and others. Classic Good-girl art! PS Artbooks, 2014. Out of Print.. Note: The slipcases for these are bumped and have slight tears....More.

Item Code: SHE03DR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 314pg, Full Color
$64.99 $24.99

All three of the slipcased editions of Sheena are on sale, and all three are sold out from our source. We have the fewest left of Volume 3, just 11, plus a handful of these slightly hurt editions. 

These are sleepers that you could regret if you miss them. Sheena is THE jungle queen, and these collect a ton of classic good-girl covers and stories from the Fiction House issues. The title ran from the early 1940s to the early 1950s, because it was not only quarterly but irregularly published due to the wartime paper shortages. The first issues are killer, big 64-pagers with wonderful covers. But even the later issues with those beautiful Maurice Whitman covers are desirable. You still have a chance to score a complete set, in cool illustrated slipcases, at a bargain price.

Vol 1 and Vol 2 [SHE01D, SHE02D. $64.99, your price $27.99 each]

Also don't miss the never-before-collected Sheena pulp magazine reprints.

 

Bargain Books up to 75% Off

These books are low in stock, and may have already been marked down once. I've marked them down even further just for this listing, to clear them out to make way for new items. First come, first served.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL Volume 1 [ADSG01. $16.99 $9.99].
THE COLLECTOR By Toppi [COLSH. $34.99 $14.99].

DEADMAN KELLEY JONES Gallery Edition [DEAKJH. $125.00 $99.00].
ELSEWORLDS BATMAN Volume 1 [ELWB01. $34.99 $19.99].

GARTH WILLIAMS American Illustrator A Life [GWAH. $26.95 $15.95].
HERB TRIMPE'S THE INCREDIBLE HULK Artist's Edition [HTIAEH. $125.00 $99.00].

JOHNNY HAZARD Volume 2 [JH02H. $49.99 $24.99].
THE OSAMU TEZUKA STORY A Life in Manga and Anime [OSAM. $29.95 $18.95].

You can see all of our discounted items on the website, under Closeouts at the end of each category (such as Artists and Illustration, Comics Related, etc).

 

Rare & Out of Print

This is the week of Virgil Finlay. We added copies of Far Beyond, Phantasms, Women of the Ages, Strange Science and Volumes from the Gerry de la Ree collection, including one that is signed by Gerry.

All  |  New Arrivals   |  Artists & Illustration  |  Fantasy & Sci-Fi  |  Illustrated Fiction

Comic Book Archives  |  Comic Strip & Cartoon   |  Comic Artists  |  Pin-Up  |  Erotic Art

 

Mature Readers

Mondo Erotica: The Art of Roberto Baldazzini is a nice surprise. It's a beautiful production, with lots of work we've not seen before, lots of color, and of course his trademark beautiful, stylish women both tasteful and explicit. Baldazzini's work was regularly in Glamour International issues as well as NBM adult graphic novels.

Two new Cavewoman Budd Root Nude Covers this week: It's A Girl's Life and It's a Girl's Life Tiger, two variants with the same interior contents. See all the Cavewoman variant covers plus Budd's excellent artbook, Cave Paintings, on our website.

And finally we have four new adult calendars: Mystique X-posed 2018, Xxplicit Babes Nude & Naughty, and Big Boob Girls Xposed. 'Nuff said, I do believe.

Also we have two sexy statues that have been reduced.

PHOENIX ARCHER Statue [PHOA. $219.99 $149.99].
RED ASSASSIN Statue [REDA. $219.99 $149.99].

Nude Photography  |  Erotic Art   |  Erotic Films: DVDs  |  Adult Graphic Novels  |  All Pin-Up & Adult

 

Our Catalog and Contact Info

We publish a color catalog every two months—if you’ve placed an order in the last 12 months, you will receive it hot off the press. If this is your first order, or if you’d like an extra copy, you can add one to your order: click here. Or call or send us your address and we’ll mail one to you. You can also download it here

Place your order before noon PST, Monday through Friday for SAME DAY shipping (for in-stock items).

Note: FREE SHIPPING OVER $300. If your order total is $300 or more and you are in the U.S., we pay the standard shipping cost.

Contact us: csr@budsartbooks.com or 530-273-2166 Mon-Fri 9-4

Download Catalog
 

Website Index

See our website for thousands of books of the Unusual and Hard-to-Find ~ Hundreds on Sale!

~ Artists & Illustration

~ Comic Related

~ Pulps & Fiction

~ Nostalgia & Special Interest

~ Pin-Up & Adult

~ Collector's Supplies