Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wrightson back in stock! Street Fighting Men, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Art Nouveau, Vaughn Bodé, Scott Gustafson, Vampirella and Red Sonja statues, and an advance look at our Thanksgiving Week Cyber Sale!

From Spain's Street Fighting Men to The Complete Sabrina the Teenage Witch, there's something for every taste and every age this week. A new low-priced Milo Manara Library, Art Nouveau Graphics, a coloring book from Vaughn Bodé, a wonderful fairy tale book for Christmas signed by Scott Gustafson... And Vampi and Red Sonja statues including work by Arthur Adams, Wrightson Artifact news, and an advance look at our Thanksgiving Week Cyber Sale!

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Art Books

 
P. CRAIG RUSSELL'S STRANGE DREAMS Artist's Edition
Highly Recommended. By Don McGregor and Marc Andreyko. Art by P. Craig Russell. This handsome Artist's Edition features two complete, stand-alone stories: the final Killraven collaboration between Russell and Don McGregor in Marvel Graphic Novel #7, 48 pages long, and Doctor Strange: What is it That Disturbs You, Stephen? another 48-page tale from 1996. Beautiful! Everything here delicately delineated in Russell's lovely illustrative style. Rounding out this Artist's Edition will be a gallery section with earlier examples of Russell's Killraven and Doctor Strange works, included hand-colored pieces. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: PRSAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
$125.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
NEIL GAIMAN'S GRAVEYARD BOOK Complete Deluxe Signed
Signed & limited, 1500! Highly Recommended. A special clothbound limited edition in matching black cloth slipcase. Both volumes bound as one, and an entirely new cover unique to this limited edition, by P. Craig Russell. Also 26 additional pages of special content, including a letter from Neil, character studies, pencilled pages, and color work. Signed by Gaiman, the 'rock star' of fantasy literature, on a special silver-printed page with more extra artwork. Harper Collins, 2016...More.

Item Code: NGGBD
Hard Cover, 6x9, 384pg, Full Color
$175.00

You'll find more by Craig Russell on our website, including The Graveyard Book in hardcover and two softcover volumes.

 
FLOWERING LINES RARE ART NOUVEAU GRAPHICS 1883-1911
Highly Recommended. By Thomas Negovan. Romantic Art Nouveau artworks from the Golden Age of Vintage Poster Art: 70 rare images from the Century Guild Museum of Art archives. Fantastic fairies, mesmerizing mermaids, and endless bouquets of elegant linework: an intimate collection of nature-themed graphics from famous artists like Alphonse Mucha to rarely-seen masters of design from Austria, Italy, Germany, and the United States, at the close of the 19th century: Grasset, Berthon, Rhead, Leyendecker, Bradley, Meunier, Toroop, etc. Century Guild, 2017...More.

Item Code: FLOWL
Soft Cover, 5x8, 92pg, Full Color
$29.00

For more fine art books like this by Thomas Negovan and the Century Guild, see our website. Also, we have more books on Alphonse Mucha and the Art Nouveau movement.

 
ARTHUR SZYK SOLDIER IN ART
Our Highest Recommendation. By Irvin Unger. Probably the finest book yet on this amazing artist. 200 superbly reproduced full color plates span his entire career, from his scathing anti-Axis Colliers magazine covers to his illustrated books, special projects and far more. Arranged by topic, essays accompany the artwork to examine all the subject areas, periods, and styles in which Arthur Szyk worked, timeline, exhibition history, and complete bibliography. D. Giles LTD, 2017...More.

Item Code: ARSZ
Soft Cover, 240pg, Partial Color
$40.00

We announced this recently in hardcover also [ARSZH. $54.95]. We only have a limited number of this in softcover and then we cannot get any more.

 

Comic Book Archives

 
VAMPIRELLA The Dynamite Years Omnibus Volume 1
Collects #1-20 & Vampirella Annual #1 & 2, 2010-12. By Eric Trautmann, et al. Art byJose Malaga, Patrick Berkenkotter, Eman Cassolos et al. In 2010, Dynamite reintroduced readers to Vampirella, the most iconic heroine in the history of horror! Now, for the first time ever, the raven-haired monster hunter's one-woman war on evil is collected in a massive Omnibus edition, an epic compendium of mystery, mayhem, and the macabre! In hot pursuit of the infamous Vlad Dracula, Vampirella discovers a far-reaching conspiracy far deadlier than the Lord of the Undead himself. And much more, including dozens of variant covers. Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: VAMD01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 536pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

We have more Vampi collections, including all the original Warren Magazines in Archive editions, on our website.

 
STREET FIGHTING MEN Volume 1
Recommended. By Spain Rodriguez. Compiled by Patrick Rosenkranz. Spain Rodgriguez was a motorcycle outlaw and one of the original seven cartoonists behind Zap Comix; this is the first volume in a series celebrating his influential force in the underground movement. Spain's Trashman stories form the backbone of this volume, along with his firsthand accounts of riding with the Road Vultures Motorcycle Club (a gang once considered so dangerous that the police chief of Buffalo, New York, declared war on them) and his 1969 East Village Other series about cop corruption, Manning. Adult themes. Fantagraphics, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: SFM01
Soft Cover, 8x11, 304pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $24.99

See our website for Spain's work in Zap Comics #16, The Complete Zap, The Zap Interviews, and The Snatch Comics Treasury.

 
MANARA LIBRARY Volume 3
Recommended. By Spain Rodriguez. Compiled by Patrick Rosenkranz.New low-priced softcover edition. Recommended. By Milo Manara, Federico Fellini and Silverio Pisu. Art by Milo Manara. Milo Manara's collaborations with legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini take center stage in this volume! Includes the beautiful, surreal stories ''Trip to Tulum'' and ''The Voyage of G. Mastorna,'' "The Ape" by Manara, written by Pisu, as well as a large selection of short stories ("The Wall," “Marie Claire," "John Lennon," "Heavenly Music," and two more) displaying the maestro's illustrative versatility! Although not on the level of "Click," nudity, relatively explicit sex and erotica still play major roles here.Dark Horse, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ML03
Soft Cover, 8x11, 208pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $26.99

See our website for all available Milo Manara collections.

 

Archie’s Madhouse and Sabrina!

 
BEST OF ARCHIE'S MAD HOUSE
Back in stock, from 2011. Highly Recommended. By Dan DeCarlo, Wally Wood, Bob Bolling, Joe Edwards et al. Edited by Craig Yoe. Hey Humbugs! Don't Panic! It's Madder, it's crazier, it's sicker, it trumps them all! You'll crack up with this lampooning book! Brilliantly combine satire magazines, super-hero send-ups, monster magazines, sexy teenage girls a la Betty and Veronica, surrealism, beatniks, hippies, and wackiness and you've got the inimitable Madhouse, which kicked off in 1962. The birthplace of the bewitching Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Captain Sprocket... Yoe, 2011...More.

Item Code: BESAMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 204pg, Full Color
$34.99

 
COMPLETE SABRINA The Teenage Witch 1962-1971
Recommended. By George Gladir, Frank Doyle et al. Art by Dan DeCarlo et al. It's back to the beginning with Sabrina in this first of a new series compiling the entire history of everyone's favorite Teenage Witch! This black and white graphic novel chronologically collects all the stories starring Sabrina the Teenage Witch from 1962 to 1971, beginning with #22 of Archie's Madhouse which todays commands premium prices in the back issue world. It's fun stuff, kind of Archie meets Bewitched except our heroine is a slinky teen-ager and is drawn by the wonderful Dan DeCarlo. Archie Comics, 2017...More.

Item Code: COMSA
Soft Cover, 5x7, 512pg, b&w
$9.99

 

Fun Stuff

 
CLASSIC STORYBOOK FABLES SIGNED
With a signed bookplate. Our Highest Recommendation. Illustrated by Scott Gustafson. Children and adults alike will delight in reading aloud these enduring and enchantingly told stories, richly illustrated and fabulously reimagined by award-winning artist Scott Gustafson. Eight wonderful stories with full page and even double-page full color illustrations. Stories include The Little Red Hen, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly DucklingThe Crow and the Pitcher, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Beauty and the Beast, The Mice in Council, and The Boy Who Went to the North Wind. Artisan, 2017...More.

Item Code: CLASFH
Hard Cover, 11x12, 84pg, Full Color
$19.95 $17.95

 
VAUGHN BODE POEMTOONS Coloring Book
Signed by compiler George Beahm & limited to 900. In 1975 Vaughn Bodé passed away with this "colorin' book" all ready to go. It was not until 1989 that it was published in a substantially different format as Poem Toons. Now his original concept, color cover art, and 15 adult-themed pictures are back along with Bodé's own tongue-in-cheek text with each piece, just possibly for you to have some fun coloring them. Starring Cheech Wizard and a bevy of mostly nude, nubile young ladies, here's a unique little item that Vaughn himself designed. Signed by Bode's friend and biographer George Beahm. Heritage Press, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: VACB
Soft Cover, 8x11, 48pg, Text/b&w
$14.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
CHEECH WIZARD'S BOOK OF ME
Highly Recommended. By Vaughn Bodé and Mark Bodé.  Once upon a time, on the enchanted island of York, lived a Wizard. Wearing a big hat to mask his identity, Cheech Wizard is a lascivious con man whose magical powers are questionable--but despite his transgressions, he possesses some degree of cosmic insight. He has met his maker (Vaughn Bodé himself), died and been reborn, and offers his purely selfish insight on all occasions. Mr. Natural, anyone? Fantagraphics, 2015. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: BBM
Hard Cover, 9x12, 152pg, Partial Color
$29.99 $25.99

See our website for more Bodé, including the out of print Lizard of Oz [RB64. $100].

 

Statues

 
VAMPIRELLA MAMEGYORAI STATUE
1/6 scale. A Mamegyorai Release. This Vampirella polystone resin cast statue, measuring 11 inches in height (1/6th scale), is a limited edition, sculpted by Shin Tanabe and painted by Yoshinori Yatake. A majestic and sensuous depiction of the monster-hunting heroine... just what the striking Daughter of Drakulon deserves! With just a hint of Japanese influence, portraying a younger Vampi, holding a cool serpent-like creature that no one would like to encounter on a dark night. Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: VAMM
11 inches tall,
$275.00

 
WOMEN OF DYNAMITE VAMPIRELLA Bust By Arthur Adams
Hand-numbered from 600. Recommended. Presenting the all-new Vampirella bust inspired by the artwork of comic book master Arthur Adams! Dynamite continues to build upon its relationship with creative partner Rvckvs and skillful sculptor Jason Smith for this second offering in the Women of Dynamite bust series, a limited edition poly-resin bust with cast-metal details measuring 7 1/2 inches in height. Very nicely done, and larger than the typical bust. We like it. Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: WODBV
7.5 inches tall, Full Color
$89.99

 
WOMEN OF DYNAMITE Red Sonja Blood Splattered Bust
Special Order! Limted, 499. Recommended. Sometimes, mercenary work is a bloody job... but the She-Devil with a Sword is just the warrior to do it! This is a Limited Edition variant in Dynamite's new line of busts inspired by the artwork of comic book master Art Adams, an alternate take on the cover image to the landmark Red Sonja #50! Sculpted by Jason Smith, this poly-resin bust has cast metal details and stands approximately 7.5 inches tall, with a base measuring 3 inches by 5.5 inches. Packaged in a four-color display box. Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: WODBRSB
7.5 inches tall, Full Color
$124.99

See more Women of Dynamite busts (like Vampirella by Art Adams) and statues (Like Jungle Girl by Frank Cho) on our website. And also for more Red Sonja material and more Vampirella collections and statues.

 

Back in Stock

 
BERNIE WRIGHTSON Artifact Edition Cover A
Almost Gone! Swamp Thing Cover. Our Highest Recommendation. Introduction by Michael Kaluta. Bernie Wrightson began his career in the late 1960s, just barely out of his teens, and within a decade rose to prominence as the preeminent horror artist of his generation. This loving tribute to comics' Master of the Macabre showcases Wrightson's ground breaking work in the DC Comics Mystery books and his legendary artistic turn on Swamp Thing. Additionally, a number of rarely seen and completely (until now) unseen treasures have been assembled here. Six fold-outs, many pieces in full color. IDW, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: BWAEHA
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
$125.00

 
BERNIE WRIGHTSON Artifact Edition Cover B
Almost Gone! House of Mystery cover. Recommended. Introduction by Michael Kaluta. Bernie Wrightson began his career in the late 1960s, just barely out of his teens, and within a decade rose to prominence as the preeminent horror artist of his generation. This loving tribute to comics' Master of the Macabre showcases Wrightson's ground breaking work in the DC Comics Mystery books and his legendary artistic turn on Swamp Thing. Additionally, a number of rarely seen and completely (until now) unseen treasures have been assembled here. Six fold-outs, many pieces in full color. IDW, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: BWAEHB
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
$125.00

In our November 3rd email we noted these as out of print and almost gone. They almost immediately sold out for us. However, the publisher got their hands on just a few more, and we were able to get more copies of each, still limited, but enough to perhaps satisfy most of you.

For a few days we noted these as sold out on our site, so be aware although we are awaiting our order, we should have more by the time you read this or within a day or two. Act now, these were some of the fastest selling Artist's Editions we've handled. See our website for much more of Bernie's work, including some Rare and Out of Print items.

 

Warehouse Finds

 
SKETCH MAGAZINE Comic Book Art Tips & Techniques Set
Warehouse find. Set of 3. #6, 8, 9, 2000-2001. A magazine about illustrating for comics. Cover features: Brian Michel Bendis on Powers and Ultimate Spider-Man;  Dave Dorman on Rail; Ed McGuinness on drawing Superman. Plus Design Your Own eComic, Star Wars: Alien Designs, Comics in Advertising, Web Page Design, Digital Coloring Secrets and Digital Covers, Manga in Motion. Filled with art, preliminary drawings, concept ideas, etc. ...More.

Item Code: SKETCHP
Soft Cover, 8x11, 62pg ea, Partial Color
$18.00 $12.00

 
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. Featuring his girlfriend Betty, based on the real Bettie Page. Eclipse Books, 1985. Note: These copies have some minor corner bumps and covers have a few scratches and scuffs....More.

Item Code: ROKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 70pg, Full Color
$100.00

We have just five copies of this hardcover. If still available, we also have one copy of this in softcover for $50 [RB328]. See more Rocketeer collections and Dave Steven's Brush With Passion, from our Underwood Publisher File Copies, on our website.

 

Coming in February

 
HEROES OF THE HOME FRONT Bell Features Artists of WWII Deluxe Signed
Signed and limited to only 150 copies in slipcase. Highly Recommended. By John Farr. By Ivan Kocmarek, design by John Farr. Forewords by Gerald Lazare and John Bell.rald Lazare and John Bell. Signed by Gerald Lazare and author Ivan Kocmarek and comes in a special foil-stamped slipcase. Canada banned American comics during the Second World War and then issued their own homegrown comics from young publishers and creators in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. One of these was Bell Features, and it put out comics touting the exploits of heroes like Nelvana of the Northern Lights, the first Canadian super-heroine who preceeded even Wonder Woman. And Johnny Canuck, Speed Savage, The Brain, Nitro, The Dreamer, Doc Stearne (yes, of Mr. Monster fame), and Super Commando. Here we are treated to a massive 300-page book including 150 full-page reproductions of original art pages, plus backstories and very special interviews with the artists., 2018. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: HERHFD
Hard Cover, 9x12, 300pg, Partial Color
$100.00

 
HEROES OF THE HOME FRONT Bell Features Artists of WWII
Highly Recommended. By Ivan Kocmarek, design by John Farr. Forewords by Gerald Lazare and John Bell. Canada banned American comics during the Second World War and then issued their own homegrown comics from young publishers and creators in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. One of these was Bell Features, and it put out comics touting the exploits of heroes like Nelvana of the Northern Lights, the first Canadian super-heroine who preceeded even Wonder Woman. And Johnny Canuck, Speed Savage, The Brain, Nitro, The Dreamer, Doc Stearne (yes, of Mr. Monster fame), and Super Commando. Here we are treated to a massive 300-page book including 150 full-page reproductions of original art pages, plus backstories and very special interviews with the artists. 2018. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: HERHFH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 300pg, Partial Color
$75.00

I mentioned these before but only in News and Notes, in connection with the Kickstarter program. The program was successful and now closed, the books are in the works, so here is our official anouncement. See our website for Canadian Heroes collections of Nelvana, Johnny Canuck, Brok Windsor, The Polka Dot Pirate, and Wow Comics.

 
STAR WARS THE CLASSIC NEWSPAPER COMICS Volume 2
Recommended. By Archie Goodwin. Art by Al Williamson and Alfredo Alcala. This second of three volumes reprints for the first time the classic Star Wars newspaper strip in its complete format. No other edition includes each Sunday page title header and “bonus” panels in their meticulously restored original color. The epic seven-days-a-week sagas begin with "Han Solo at Stars’ End,” based on the novel by Brian Daley, adapted by Archie Goodwin and Alfredo Alcala, followed by seven complete adventures by the storied team of Archie Goodwin and artist Al Williamson.IDW, 2018. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: STWC02H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 300pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $42.50

Volume 1 is in stock now [STWC01H. $49.99, your price $42.50].

 
MARVEL MASTERWORKS Sub-Mariner Volume 8
Collects The Sub-Mariner #61-72, and Marvel Spotlight #27. Recommended. By Steve Gerber, Bill Everett et al. Art by Howard Chaykin, Don Heck, Jim Mooney et al. The Sub-Mariner's royal bearing and tempestuous attitude have made him one of the most unique “heroes” in comics from day one, back in 1939. This volumes completes the Sub-Mariner's original Marvel Age series. It begins when Dr. Hydro's human-amphibian hybrids attack Atlantis. Namor wins the day, but his people oppose him after he takes in the outcast army. Then, a nerve gas explosion leaves Namor crippled and unable to defend his realm from Orca and an upstart kingdom. Marvel, 2018. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: MMT8H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 280pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

 
HOUSE OF SECRETS THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS
Collects #81-111, 1969-73. Highly Recommended. By Len Wein. Bernie Wrightson, Jim Aparo et al. Here's a real treat. Featuring the first appearance of Swamp Thing, this new mystery collection includes some of the earliest work by a new generation of talent that hit the comics world at this time: such writers and artists as Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson, Jim Aparo and many others, laying the groundwork for classic DC Universe horror stories for years to come. Fine work by these young turks, getting their start in comics with witches and warlocks, ghouls and pure haunted-house mystery. DC, 2018. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: HOSBH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 864pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

 
WORLD WAR ONE POSTERS An Anniversary Collection
Recommended. Art by Flagg, Lyendecker, Christy, Dunn, Brangwyn, Holwein et al. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America's entrance into World War I, this handsome volume presents fine reproductions of 100 of the First World War's greatest posters. From thousands of examples produced in Europe and the United States, this collection offers a choice selection of full-page color reproductions accompanied by detailed captions. WWI marked the first use of color lithographic posters as a propaganda tool, and they formed a major method of communications on both sides of the conflict. Calla, 2018. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: WWOPH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 208pg, Full Color
$50.00 $42.50

 

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.

CIVIL WAR ADVENTURE Volume 2 [CIVW02. $12.95 $5.00].
DARK SHADOWS The Complete Original Series Volume 4 [DS04H. $49.99 $10.00].

ECHOES [ECHOE. $14.99 $5.00].
ELFQUEST The Art of the Story Deluxe Signed [ELFAD. $100.00 $40.00].

GARTH WILLIAMS American Illustrator A Life [GWAH. $26.95 $15.95].
IMAGINATION The Art & Technique of David A. Cherry [IMAG. $12.95 $5.00].

RAY BRADBURY'S The Martian Chronicles [RBMC. $17.95 $7.50].
ROAD TO PERDITION [ROADP. $15.00 $10.00].

SIMONE BIANCHI 2016 Sketchbook Signed [SIM16S. $30.00 $10.00].
MICHAEL DOONEY SKETCHBOOK The Tundra Sketchbook Series #9 [TSMD. $7.50 $3.00].

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

We added three pieces to our original art category, one each from Roy Krenkel, Mike Ploog and Willy Pogany. We also have signed books by Jon Foster and Robert Williams. Lastly is a huge, 400 page collection of many great artists in A Lovecraft Retrospective.

This week we sent out our first monthly email dedicted to Rare & Out of Print books. You can see it by clicking here, (scroll down past this week's new items) or sign up here to receive them via email.

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Mature Readers

No new items this week. Click on the links below to view more mature items on our website.

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News and Notes


Comic Shop
 Booksigning Event on YouTube

The panel that I participated in on November 4th, as part of a signing party for this book at Joe Field’s Flying Colors Comic shop, is now on our Facebook page and on Youtube. It’s about an hour long, and you may enjoy it if you want to know more about the behind-the-scenes of the comic book business, from the very beginnings to today.

November 21 Cyber Sale

This will go out in a special email to you on Tuesday, November 21st. However, you can get the jump on the new specials just by clicking right here. This will also include my recommended cool Christmas Gifts at the end of the sale sections. You can also click here for the latest Clearance Sale items.

Rare and Out of Print Email #1 – and Sign-Up

We just mailed out on November 15 a new once-each-month email solely devoted to this new category. It offers you ten newly reduced price items, ten entirely new items, and ten best-of-the-backlist. You can find it all here if you scroll down below the regular week’s email. You can sign up for this, it’s separate from the regular weekly email, right here.

~Bud

 
 

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rare & Out of Print List #1

Thank you for signing up for our Rare & Out of Print email list. Below you will find several brand new listings, quite a few books which are reduced in price here for the first time, and more items you may have missed. Many of these books are newly listed and you are getting the first look. To see our entire library of Rare & Out of Print books, click here.

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New Listings

 
CARLOS SCHWABE Symboliste et Visionnaire (French Edition)
By Jean-David Jumeau-Lafond. Carlos Schwabe (1866-1926), though of German origin, acquired Swiss nationality and lived in France for most of his life. He settled in Paris at a time when, with the birth of Symbolism, a vast movement of reaction to Naturalism was taking shape. Despite his secret and solitary character, Schwabe was to play an important role in the artistic life of the turn of century. ACR Editions, 1994. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Small bump to the bottom right corner....More.

Item Code: RB329
Hard Cover, 11x12, 260pg, Partial Color
$150.00

 
PROGRESSIONS Signed
Signed association copy with original sketch! By Jon Foster. Jon Foster's art is dark, beautiful, and visually overpowering. From his Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars covers to his game industry work on Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition and Alternity, Foster always knows how to move the soul of the viewer. Progressions features a selection of Foster's paintings, sketches, and illustrations and is a must have for anyone who has ever admired art. Cartouche Press, 2002. Out of Print.. Fine. Both corners opposite the spine have bumps. The bottom edge and spine have tiny bumps....More.

Item Code: RB320
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 80pg, Partial Color
$500.00

 
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. Featuring his girlfriend Betty, based on the real Bettie Page. Eclipse Books, 1985. . Note: These copies have some minor corner bumps and covers have a few scratches and scuffs....More.

Item Code: ROKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 70pg, Full Color
$100.00

There is also a softcover copy of this available [RB328 $50]. Click here to see more Rocketeer titles by Dave Stevens. We also recently aquired from Underwood Books the excellent collection of Dave's work Brush With Passion.
 
SPECIES DESIGN H.R GIGER
Foreword by Frank Mancuso Jr. Fantasy artist H.R. Giger has turned his creativity to a new movie, Species. The book documents the conception, development and final terrorizing 3D realization of Giger's macabre, otherworldly designs. Included are Giger's original sketches, photos of the film's animatronic puppets and sets, and action stills. 110 photos, 100 in color. 50 line drawings. Titan, 1995. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Tiny rubbing to the bottom corner, besides that, book is in great shape....More.

Item Code: RB330
Soft Cover, 12x12, 86pg, Partial Color
$45.00

Click here for more books by H.R Giger.
 
VISIONS The Art of Arthur Suydam
Signed & Limited 500! By Arthur Suydam. Introduction by Franz Henkel.

Filled with hundreds of illustrations in both color and B&W, beautifully designed and arranged, Visions: The Art of Arthur Suydam provides a career retrospective for current fans and an eye-popping introduction for newcomers. This oversized 12 inch X 12 inch volume is 128 pages of excellence and excitement. Graphic novel format.

Dark Horse, 1995. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Pages slightly curled on the bottom corner....More.

Item Code: RB324
Soft Cover, 12x12, 128pg, Partial Color
$75.00

 
MALICIOUS RESPLENDENCE The Paintings of Robert Williams Deluxe
Signed & Limited 500! By Robert Williams. Introduction by Walter Hopps. This infamous artist's paintings get the lush treatment they deserve in this career-spanning collection. Williams' transcendent work integrates his formative underground influences with a mastery of fine art techniques. A career-spanning collection of the infamous lowbrow master. Williams sprang from the custom car culture of Southern California and the roots of the Underground Comix movement (Williams, of course, was one of the founding ZAP artists, along with R. Crumb), ultimately transcending the constraints of both by cultivating his mastery of oil paints and forging a career as the preeminent artist among a generation of imagist painters gathering inspiration from the shadowed corners of contemporary culture. Fantagraphics Books, 1997. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Comes with a black cloth slipcase that is scuffed and has a small bump to the back corner. Book is as new....More.

Item Code: RB323
Hard Cover, 12x12, 283pg, Partial Color
$200.00

 
BETTY PAGE PRIVATE PEEKS SET #1-4
Edited by Richard Merkin. This is a set of 4 magazines dedicated to the queen of pin-ups, Betty Page. Each issue contains over 120 photographs in black and white, duo-tone and full color (8 pages) covering every facet of her carreer, including previously unpublished nude photographs, and 5 pages of publisher's ads. Belier Press, 1978-1980. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Each book has some slight cover wear and edge rubbing....More.

Item Code: RB322
Soft Cover, 8x11, 160pg (total), Partial Color
$350.00

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OLIVIA: Catalogue Raisonne 1980-1995 Fifteen Years Signed
By Olivia De Berardinis. The entire collection of limited editions and other print work by the world renowned artist Olivia spanning fifteen years. No artist has portrayed women in a more provocative and playful way. This hardbound book contains over 125 color images, all of which have been for sale in limited and unlimited editions. Olivia has painted many beautiful models such as Pamela Anderson, Julie Strain, Sandra Taylor, Tracy Tweed, Betty Page, Susie Owens, Lillian Mueller, Monique Gabrielle and Rhonda Sheer, all of whom are seen within the pages of this book. Robert Bane Editions, 1996. Out of Print.. Fine. Book is as new except for thumbing that has slightly creased the first 57 pages....More.

Item Code: RB321
Hard Cover, 9x15, 96pg, Full Color
$120.00

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WINDSOR MCCAY His Life and Art
By John Canemaker. Foreword by Maurice Sendak. This is the only existing biography of one of America's greatest and most influential cartoonists. Winsor McCay (1867-1934) is universally acknowledged as the first master of both the comic strip and the animated cartoon. Although invented by others, both genres were developed into enduring popular art of the highest imagination through McCay's innovative genius. This is the first 1987 edition; it was reprinted with a different cover in 2005. Abbeville Press, 1987. Very Good/Fine. There is a small, 1/4" hole in the upper edge of the spine of the book, and a corresponding tear in the inner side of the inner fold of the jacket (it has a fancy heavy jacket that is folded back on itself along the top and bottom edge). However, there is a second jacket wrapped around the first, with no such tear. This jacket has light scuffing on the covers from shelf wear, else it's quite nice....More.

Item Code: RB26
Hard Cover, 8x11, 80pg, Partial Color
$75.00 $55.00

 
THE GYNOIDS REBORN By Hajime Sorayama
The long-awaited reprint of Gynoids came out in 2000 in revised format. The publisher, Editions Treville, ingeniously re-touched this former best-seller by Hajime Sorayama by interchanging 30% of the featured illustrations from the original, while adding numerous cutting-edge CG graphics side-by-side to suit the new millenium. Moreover, the jacket cover consists of a high quality metallic surface giving this book a stunning new look. Inside are over-the-top naked ladies, with explicit fully detailed exposure and even occasional penetration. From robot women to bondage to extremely kinky piercings, this is one unique book. Beautifully drawn, but sometimes extreme to the point of being shocking. Treville, 2000. Out of Print.. Very Good. This has a light slice near the top edge of the cover, as if a person opening the package accidently let their cutting instrument reach the book. There's also light wear to the corners and edges, the kind often seen on such an oversized...More.

Item Code: RB24
Soft Cover, 10x14, 120pg, Full Color
$100.00 $75.00

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BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH OPUS Books 1 & 2 Set
By Barry Windsor-Smith. A combination autobiography, New Age meditation and art book chronicling the artist's life and work. Well over 200 full-color illustrations, including complete stories, sketches, paintings, designs, and much more. A two book series of stunningly designed hardcover art books featuring hundreds of the artist's works from throughout his remarkable 30-year career. These full-color editions chronicling the life and works of one of the most acclaimed artists from the worlds of comics and Romantic Art present scores of never-before-published paintings and drawings from the artist's personal collection, while also re-presenting many of his classic works from the '70s and '80s. Fantagraphics, 1999, 2000. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Some very light edge wear, but besides that, these books are as new....More.

Item Code: RB227
Hard Cover, 9x11, 400pg, Partial Color
$100.00 $75.00

 
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS LIBRARY OF ILLUSTRATION Volume 1
By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by J. Allen St. John. The most lavish presentation imaginable of Burroughs writing & supporting artwork by a large variety of artists.This is Volume 1 of the astoundingly beautiful and lovingly published set, with many illustrations. This copy is a publisher's advance copy, so it is not numbered. Contains b/w photos, b/w illustrations (many full-page), full-page & foldout color plates, mostly done by J. Allen St. John, cream & gilt divider pages, cream end papers. Comes with the slipcase made to hold all three volumes. Russ Cochran, 1976. Out of Print.. Very Fine/As New ....More.

Item Code: RB181
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 271pg, b&w
$250.00 $175.00

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FRAZETTA A Retrospective
By Frank Frazetta. A very special "catalog" from Alexander Gallery's Frazetta show (Nov-Dec, 1994). A large, handsome coffee table hardcover filled with b&w and color reproductions--entirely from the original art--spanning Frazetta's entire career: early 1950s comic book covers, model sheets, page after page of rare and never-before seen pencil sketches and pen & ink drawings from 1950s sketchbooks, paperback and magazine cover paintings (such as the Conans). And some revised AFTER publication. Alexander Gallery, 1994. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Fine. There is good bump in the top corner of the book (pictured). Also there is a 3 inch cut in the dustjacket on the front cover. The rest of the book is in very good condition and still in the shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB122
Hard Cover, 9x11, 200pg, Partial Color
$250.00 $200.00

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THE SPIRIT CASEBOOK Volume 2 All About P'Gell
#3 of 400 copies with tipped in bookplate signed by Eisner. Edited by Catherine Garnier. "All About P'Gell" is a great collection of classic Spirit adventures centered around classic femme fatale P'Gell. There are 17 classic stories, reprinted in black and white. Contains the complete stories "The Portier Fortune", "Saree", "The School For Girls", "Saree Falls In Love", "Il Fuce's Locket", "Black Gold (The Lands of Ben Adim)", "Competition", "Money", "Assignment Paris (The Spanish Jewels)", "Teachers Pet", "The Seventh Husband", "A Ticket Home", "The Loot Of Robinson Crusoe (The Island Of Pearls)", "Staple Springs", "L'Spirit", "The Incident of the Sitting Duck", and "The Capistrano Jewels". P'Gell's first appearance is not included since it was reprinted in the previous "Spirit Casebook". Kitchen Sink Press, 1998. Out of Print.. As New. This copy is in excellent shape and is as new....More.

Item Code: RB113
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 159 pg, b&w
$250.00 $195.00

 
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN The Absolute Edition Volume 2
Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's epic Victorian adventure continues in grand fashion as our intrepid band of heroes Mina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, Mr. Edward Hyde, Dr. Thomas Jekyll and the Invisible Man (a.k.a. Hawley Griffin) once again must face a most dire threat -- but this time it's not just the fate of an empire that hangs in the balance, but that of the entire world! The first volume contains the thrilling graphic novel, complete with the Almanac of fantastic places, and the second contains Alan Moore's entire script for the graphic novel, a rare and wonderful treat for any fan of sequential storytelling. This two-volume hardcover set is enclosed within an attractive slipcase. America's Best Comics, 2005. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Besides a few small indentations in the front cover of the slipcase, this book set is as new, and still in the original shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB87
Hard Cover, 8x13, 448pg, Full Color
$200.00 $150.00

 
THE ART OF DANIEL MERRIAM The Impetus of Dreams
With signed full color bookplate. In this book, we are treated to an extensive collection of Merriam's stunning images, along with an intimate look at the artist's background and at the personal philosophy that infuses his art. We created a special full color, glossy bookplate to go along with this when it was first published in 1998. This includes that bookplate, of which there are probably less than 300 in existence (we typically would print 100-300, just for very special books). Daniel has signed this plate. Monarch Editions, 1998. Out of Print.. Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB39
Hard Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
$150.00 $125.00

 
SILVER AGE The Second Generation of Comic Book Artists
Signed & limited, #95 of 100! Signed on the limitation page by the author and by Ramona Fradon, below a composite illustration, probably created especially for this edition, of many of her Silver Age characters, like Metamorpho and the Metal Men. Coffee-table books of vintage comics are no rarity, but this is something else entirely: much of the artwork is reproduced from original art, and Herman provides perceptive insights into each artists' work. The focus is on the second generation of comic-book creators, beginning in 1956. Hermes, 2004. Out of Print.. Very fine. It is not new, but is as close as it gets....More.

Item Code: RB08
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Partial Color
$200.00 $125.00

 
THE ART OF JACK KIRBY Regular Unsigned Edition
By Ray Wyman, Jr. Foreword by Kevin Eastman. Full blue cloth stamped in gilt on the spine. THE first major book about Jack Kirby and his career, packed with art both from his best times and also previously unpublished. Includes a full bibliography of his work. Blue Rose Press, 1992. Out of Print.. Very Good/Fine. The jacket is Fine with the lightest of wear and no flaws. The book itself has a light horizontal scuff on the right hand side of the cover, plus two parallel indentations several inches long also on the cover. The last ten pages ha...More.

Item Code: RB27
Hard Cover, 9x14, 219pg, Partial Color
$150.00 $125.00

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VIRGIL FINLAY FAR BEYOND Hardcover
A stunning collection of Finlay's distinctive art from the Golden Age of science fiction magazines. Underwood-Miller, 1993. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Book has a few scuffs on the jacket, but is as new besides....More.

Item Code: RB305
Hard Cover, 8x11, 132pg, b&w
$100.00

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THE YOUNG KNIGHT A Tale of Medieval Times Hardcover
By Hal Foster.

This is the story of Young Arn's training for knighthood. Pictures in full color are drawn by Hal Foster, whose "Prince Valiant" and "The Medieval Castle" are well known to readers of the comics. This book is a part of a series of children's books by the same publisher.

John Martin's House, 1945. Out of Print.. Very Good. There is some wear to the spine, edges and jacket. Jacket has small tears in the back. Edges are worn in places where the cardboard shows, and the cover is loose. Pages are tanned....More.

Item Code: RB293
Hard Cover, 7x11, 30pg, Full Color
$75.00

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EC ARCHIVES Vault of Horror The Complete Set
The complete 5 volume set of The EC Archives Vault of Horror in a handsome slipcase. Collects issues # 12-40. Gemstone Publishing, 1982. Out of Print.. Fine. There is some wear and rubbing on the spine of the books (see picture), but the inside pages are in very good shape....More.

Item Code: RB90
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 1000pg, b&w
$275.00

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Richard Corben's Art Book Volume 2
This second volume of fantasy art highlights Corben's unique way of combining realism and imagination. Most graphics are in colors that can be remarkably vivid. Of particular interest are the side-by-side drawings showing the evolution of some of his most famous paintings and book covers. Fantagor Press, 1994. Out of Print.. It is like-new condition....More.

Item Code: RB287
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Partial Color
$95.00

 
SPECTRUM Volume 10
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Highly Recommended. Edited by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner. The tenth annual collection of the best in fantasy and science fiction art features the work of Peter DeSeve, Anita Kunz, John Jude Palencar, Dave McKean, Donato Giancola, and Jon Foster, among 200+ others, and spans the globe in search of the very best in art inspired by fantasy and sci fi. Grand Master Award goes to Michael Kaluta. Our own Bud Plant joined judges Michael Whelan, Bob Eggleton, C.F. Payne and others (all pictured inside) to determine the winners. Underwood, 2003. Out of Print.. As New. This book is as new, still in the original shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB283
Soft Cover, 9x11, 176pg, Full Color
$45.00

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ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE 1&2 SET
Norman Blaine Saunders, Frank Frazetta, Russ Cochran This is a set of the first two issues of Illustration Magazine put together by Dan Zimmer. Both of these are first printings. Issue number one was published in October 2001 and features the artists Haddon H Sundblom, James Avati and Jack Faragasso. Issue number two was published in January 2002 and features artwork by Norman Blaine Saunders, Frank Frazetta and Perry Peterson. FPG, 2001-2002. Out of Print.. Fine. Slight water stain to the cover of #1. Both issues have some cover scuffs and light thumbing....More.

Item Code: RB280
Soft Cover, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color
$75.00

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DARKWERKS THE ART OF BROM
By Brom. Introduction by Michael Friedlander. One of today's most popular fantasy artists, Brom lends his distinctive and often disturbing visions to a multitude of projects. From Dungeons & Dragons to Doom II, novels to comics, to his ground-breaking collectible card games, Brom's visions of demons, warriors, angels, and vixens bring us face-to-face with the beautiful, the deadly, and the bizarre. FPG, 1997. . Very Fine. Cover has some minor wear and scratches....More.

Item Code: RB272
Soft Cover, 9x11, 128pg, Full Color
$50.00

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NORMAN LINDSAY WATERCOLOURS
By Godfrey Blunden. Art by Norman Lindsay. Here are nineteen examples of just one facet of Norman Lindsay's genius, his watercolours. Fourteen of the plates appeared in the Norman Lindsay Watercolour Book, published in 1939, and the five added to this edition appeared in Art in Australia and The Home. Ure Smith, 1969. Out of Print.. Fine. There is tape on the edges of the dust jacket. Interior pages have slight sunning, and cover pages have slight water stains....More.

Item Code: RB269
Hard Cover, 10x12, 75pg, Full Color
$150.00

 
THE RODNEY MATTHEWS PORTFOLIO
By Rodney Matthews. A brief introductory text accompanies large-scale reproductions of the artist's luminous landscapes and cadaverous hordes. The volume spans his entire career up to 1990. Titles are kept to the blank reverse of each plate, making the paintings ideal for framing. Paper Tiger, 1990. Out of Print.. Fine. Cover has light wear and scuffs. Bottom corner is slightly curled....More.

Item Code: RB309
Soft Cover, 11x16, 60pg, Partial Color
$70.00

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GLAMOUR INTERNATIONAL 13 CASABLANCA
Illustrated throughout with b/w and color drawings and b/w photos. Erotic art, comics, and photography. Artists in this issue include Vittorio Giardino, Edgar E. Martin, Guido Crepax, Milo Manara, Russ Westover and Paul Robinson. Glamour International Magazine, 1984. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Very Fine. Slight bend to bottom corner, light cover wear and thumbing....More.

Item Code: RB178
Soft Cover, 13x14, 36pg, Partial Color
$60.00

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WITZEND #10
By Wallace Wood, Dick Giordano, Alex Toth, Howard Chaykin, P. Craig Russell, et al. This fun fanzine contains Sally Forth, Scarce EC Horror, Wally Wood plus Dick Giordano, Alex Toth, Joe Staton, and more. CPL/Gang Publications, 1976. Out of Print.. Very FIne/Near Mint. Small bump to top of spine. Light thumbing....More.

Item Code: RB143
Soft Cover, 8x11, 48 pg., b&w
$40.00

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FUN WITH LITTLE LULU
First Edition without dust jacket. Little Lulu is a comic strip created in 1935 by Marjorie Henderson Buell. The character, Lulu Moppet, debuted in The Saturday Evening Post on 23 February 1935 in a single panel, appearing as a flower girl at a wedding and mischievously strewing the aisle with banana peels. Little Lulu replaced Carl Anderson's Henry, which had been picked up for distribution by King Features Syndicate. The Little Lulu panel continued to run weekly in The Saturday Evening Post until 30 December 1944. In 1945, Marjorie turned the character over to John Stanley. David McKay Company, 1944. Out of Print.. Good. Book has some wear to the edges and cover. The front cover edge has a tiny tear in the middle. Shelfwear to bottom edge, spine cocked, but the interior is nice and tight....More.

Item Code: RB82
Hard Cover, 7x8, 56pg, Tritone
$60.00

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