Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pre-Code Classics: Lars of Mars and Worlds of Fear 1, Jim Aparo’s Complete Phantom, Jim Thompson’s Killer Inside Me, Terry Moore Sketchbook, Hogan’s Alley, Sale Items, Blemished Books

Two outstanding new Pre-Code Classics: Lars of Mars and Worlds of Fear 1. Jim Aparo’s Complete Phantom. Jim Thompson’s Killer Inside Me. A new Terry Moore Sketchbook and, a once-a-year treat, the new Hogan’s Alley. Plus new Sale Items and a nice new batch of blemished books at half cover price.

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PRE-CODE CLASSICS Lars of Mars/Crusader from Mars/Eerie Adventures
Collects Lars of Mars #10-11, 1951, Crusader from Mars #1-2,1952, and Eerie Adventures #1, 1951. Highly Recommended. By Jerry Siegel. Art by Murphy Anderson, Bob Powell, Gerald McCann, Allen Anderson (covers) et al. Written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Murphy Anderson, it's the prototype of Adam Strange, complete with jet-pack (and a look-alike for Captain Comet)--this is the real McCoy. Anderson was by this time a master of science fiction, having honed his skills in Planet Comics and already the principal artist for DC's Strange Adventures and Mystery In Space. Publisher Ziff-Davis had deep pockets and could hire the best, and these are three of their classics. Wonderful pulp-style painted covers by Allen Anderson, the #1 cover artist for the Planet Stories pulps! PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCLMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color

Limited, 1700! Collects #1-5, 1951-53. Highly Recommended. By Bernard Baily, George Evans, Sekowsky, Powell et al. From Fawcett, it's 1952 and the best artists in the studio were working hard to outdo the competition over at EC Comics. Sheldon Moldoff, Bernard Baily (with some killer covers), Bob Powell (four top-drawer stories), George Evans (in his best EC style), Mike Sekowsky, Moe Marcus, Bob McCarty (under-rated but fine arist), Harry Harrison (Wally Wood's studio-mate and collaborator) and painter Norman Saunders! Lurid, fun horror and sci-fi. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCWOF01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 180pg

See our website for many more Pre-Code classics, including quite a few that remain on sale at just $19.95 while supplies last: Planet Comics, Frankenstein, Harvey Horror titles, The Heap, Web of Evil, Phantom Lady, Strange Fantasy et al. These are selling out. For instance, the three volumes of Sheena were on sale but those sold out and they are back to full price. Only one Rulah remains in stock at $19.95, Volume 3. Others are cover price.

The Phantom #31-38, 1969-70. By Jim Aparo. The great Jim Aparo got his first big break with Charlton Comics and did stand-out work on The Phantom, which garnered him praise throughout the industry. Now for the first time, all of Aparo's Phantom stories and covers are collected. Seven stories in all, this volume also contains Aparo covers for stories created by other artists as well. To top it all off there are extensive selections of his original art on the feature as well as an extensive essay and documentary materials. Don't miss it! Hermes, 2016...More.

Item Code: PHJAH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 176pg, Full Color
$49.99 $42.50

See our website for more collections with Jim Aparo's work, and also much more with The Phantom.


Graphic Novels

By Devin Faraci. Art by Vic Malhotra. Introduction by Stephen King. Jim Thompson's brutal and wildly popular novel comes to life in this graphic noir-novel! In The Killer Inside Me, Thompson went where few have dared, giving us a pitch-black glimpse into the mind of the American serial killer years before Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Brett Easton Ellis' American Psycho, in the novel that will forever be known as the master performance of one of the greatest crime novelists of all time. Here's a cop who brutally murders hookers and anyone else who gets in his way... IDW, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: JTKILL
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

New softcover edition. Highly Recommended. By Grant Morrison. Art by Yanick Paquette. From the masterful minds of Grant Morrison (Final Crisis, The Multiversity) and Yanick Paquette (Swamp Thing, Batman, Inc.) comes the most provocative origin of Wonder Woman you've ever seen--a wholly unique retelling that still honors her origins. In a superlative style that reminds us of Terry Dodson and Adam Hughes. Really, this is beautifully drawn and innovatively laid out. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: WWE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$16.99 $14.99

This is also available in hardcover [WWE01H. $22.99, your price $19.99].


Other New Items

HOGAN'S ALLEY Magazine #21
Recommended. An ultra-rare, long, previously unpublished interview from 1937 with the legendary George Herriman, creator of the venerated Krazy Kat. Herriman, who famously disliked talking about himself, talks about many of his famous colleagues as well as how he sees his place in the comic strip business! Then, it's deep inside the archives of MAD magazine's Jack Davis and a look at never before published work. William Shakespeare in Peanuts! Wally Wood's advertising work, rarely known today. Bull Moose, 2017...More.

Item Code: HA21
Soft Cover, 8x11, 144pg, b&w


Warehouse find, 1998. Highly Recommended. This issue features Krazy Kat, Hal Foster and interviews with Disney legend Marc Davis, Gasoline Alley's Jim Scancarelli and Barry Windsor-Smith, with reproductions of his then-current Freebooters. He talks about storytelling specifically, and constructing the comic book page to best carry the tale forward. Plus much more. The Hal Foster piece examines artist Howard Pyle's influence on Foster in a unique essay. Also Clare Brigg's Real Folks at Home, cartoonists doing advertising, and lots more. Original cover price. Bull Moose, 1998...More.

Item Code: HA05
Soft Cover, 8x11, 144pg, b&w

TERRY MOORE 2017 Sketchbook Signed
Signed! Boldly signed on the inside front cover, below a picture of Katchoo. Never-before-seen convention drawings of our Strangers in Paradise stars (one as Batgirl and Robin, another as Xena), full face and bust-up drawings, some nice action shots, arm-wrestling with Batman, nice graveyard scene. Nice shot with Poison Ivy, two starring Spider-Gwen. Lots of pin-up poses. Terry Moore, 2017...More.

Item Code: TM17S
Soft Cover, 6x8, 24pg, b&w

Terry's 2016 sketchbook is also still available [TM16S. $10].Also in stock is his signed, complete hardcover Rachel Rising Omnibus, [RROHS. $75] the supernatural/horror graphic novel he wrote and drew right after he finished Strangers in Paradise [CSTP01S. $10.00].

COMICS REVUE PRESENTS The Phantom April 2017
Phantom cover. Recommended. By Russ Manning, Stan Lynde, Warren Tufts et al. Includes 12 pages of Sundays plus Steve Canyon Sundays (in sequence with dailies), all in color. Complete stories in this issue are The Phantom by Falk and McCoy from 1952; Taran by John Celardo, and Sir Bagby by R&D Hackney. Plus Tarzan by Russ ManningRick O'Shay by Stan Lynde (the  conclusion of a two-part storyline with Rick on a serious and dangerous manhunt), Flash Gordon by Harry HarrisonGasoline Alley by Dick MooresAlley Oop by V. T. HamlinSteve Canyon by Milton Caniff, and Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts. Manuscript Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: CR0417
Soft Cover, 8x10, 128pg, Partial Color

See our website for back issues of this bi-monthly, nine more issues going back to October, 2015.

Limited, 5,200! Design by Ant Lucia. Sculpted by Tim Miller. Raven, the most mysterious member of the Teen Titans, is reimagined in this new Bombshells statue--and she's ready to cast her next spell, sporting a sexy blue costume and fish-net stockings, startling cleavage, nicely detailed face and horned tiara. Numbered from 5200 (or less) edition. DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: DCBR
10.5" tall, Full Color

See the website for more Bombshells statues, graphic novels and other material.


Rare and Out of Print


I have a growing stack of books to get online and hope by the time you read this to have more proofed and uploaded. Any books remaining unsold after two weeks will go out in our Newsletter, which is the print version of our weekly email for our non-internet customers. So you online folks get first shot but the window is only so big.

See the website home page for the latest additions, under the new category Rare and Out of Print.

Coming up: Sorayama’s Gynoids, Art of Jack Kirby signed limited, Matania’s Great Stories from History, Betty Page Book Two, Playboy’s Little Annie Fanny (first printing), a signed Bettie Page: Life of a Pin-Up Legend, Jeff Jones Age of Innocence signed/limited and more.


Blemished Books

STEVE CANYON Volume 1 1947-48 Hurt
Closeout Price! Horizons Unlimited. Recommended. By Milton Caniff. Steve Canyon like you've never seen it before--reproduced directly from Milton Caniff's personal set of syndicate proofs! This is the definitive edition of Caniff's famous flyboy, featuring every Sunday in color and the daily strips in their original, uncropped versions. More than 700 comics in this epic tome, here from the beginning in 1947 through 1948. Special introduction by publisher Dean Mullaney and a long, illustrated look at Canyon's origins in "Rembrandt Begins His Masterpiece" by Bruce Canwell! IDW, 2012. Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: SC01HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 336pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $24.99

STEVE CANYON Volume 5 1955-56 Hurt
Closeout Price! Taps for 'Shanty' Town. Recommended. By Milton Caniff. Milton Caniff's square-jawed hero is back in the Orient and crossing paths with old friends and new enemies. Plenty of adventure on land, sea, and air. Air Ace and beauty Doe Redwood and young damsel in distress Holly Hall reappear, Starlet Savannah Gay is still after Steve, but hard-luck, lady-in-love Summer Olson is here too. Also: hard-driven General "Shanty" Town, Major "Torry" Torr, Mayor Straw, and Steve's Kissin' Cousin Poteet. Meanwhile Happy Easter returns stateside and ends up having a Gay old time on the Savannah. IDW, 2015. Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: SC05HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 336pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $24.99

Closeout Price! Dailies & Sundays, 1941-42. Edited by Max Allan Collins. The master detective meets The Mole. This contains over 500 comic strips, from January 1941 through September 1942. Gould's heroic creation and his motley stable of villains continue to be entertaining and fun. Lots of small time crimes and small time crooks, including Steve the tramp, Littleface Finny, The Mole and the gangsters Stooge Viller and Trigger Doom. Beautiful women were many, including Clara Ortin (the Lovely Clara), Ginger Ferret and others. IDW, 2009. Note: These copies have bumped corners and slightly torn dust jackets....More.

Item Code: CC07HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 288pg, b&w
$39.99 $19.99

Closeout Price! Dailies & Sundays, 1951-53. By Chester Gould. The crazy Crewy Lou's has kidnapped Dick and Tess's newborn baby, Bonny Braids. Sparkle Plenty's new best friend, "Little Wings," ominously begins to glow in the dark! Gould ramps up the violence and death traps, introduces more inventions (closed circuit surveillance and the first broadcast police line-up), and more Cra-a-zy characters. IDW, 2012. Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: CC14HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 280pg, b&w
$39.99 $19.99

Closeout Price! Dailies & Sundays, 1956-57. Recommended. By Chester Gould. Gould ups the ante in his assault on juvenile delinquency in the startling conclusion to the Flattop Jr. saga. The squad room becomes co-ed when Lizz permanently joins the cast. Here are new crazed villains, including the gymnastic murderesses, the Kitten Sisters; killer con men, the Clipso Brothers; two different spouse slayers; a notorious counterfeiter; and a "blind" drug pusher. IDW, 2014. Note: These copies have bumped corners and slightly torn dust jackets....More.

Item Code: CC17HR
Hard Cover, 11x9, 272pg, Partial Color
$39.99 $19.99

HAL FOSTER Prince of Illustrators, Father of the Adventure Strip Hurt
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Brian M. Kane. Introduction by James Bama. In the first comprehensive biography of Hal Foster (1892-1982), author Kane examines the 70-year career of one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century. Included are more than 100 photographs of Foster, his family and friends, as well as a 16-page color section. Vanguard, 2001. Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: HALFR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 208pg, Partial Color
$24.95 $12.95

Closeout Price! Collects #9-12. By Mark Rahner. Art by Jethro Morales. Covers by Jay Anacleto. She's faced the cannibal Thark, Voro, and he's dead. She's stopped his plot to terrorize Helium and destroy the peace between red and green people. Now, consumed with survivor's guilt, Dejah Thoris does something beyond reckless: joins a team of Thark warriors formerly under Voro's command for a suicide mission. Dynamite, 2014. Mature Readers. strong>Note: These copies have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: DEJG03R
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$16.99 $8.99

BATMAN The War Years 1939-1945 Hurt
Closeout Price! 20+ Complete Stories--and far more! By Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang et al. Edited by Roy Thomas. The first in a new series (with Superman and Wonder Woman) featuring new compilations of carefully chosen, vintage comic books from the early years. Here's Batman dealing with Nazis and saboteurs during WW2. The early Batplane, The Joker, Robin's first appearance, classic all-time great covers.... Chartwell, 2015. Note: These copies may have bumped corners....More.

Item Code: BATWYHR
Hard Cover, 8x11, 299pg, Full Color
$24.99 $12.99

Closeout Price! They own the darkness, feeding on the blood of the innocent, sleeping in the earth away from the killing sunlight. The children of the grave. The undead. Vampires. A legend as compelling and disquieting today as in its primal origins, vampire lore continues to influence and inspire the creative vision of writers and artists around the globe. Featuring an international lineup of some of comics' greatest talents, including Bryan Talbot, Philippe Caza, Benoit Springer, David Lloyd, Mike Mignola, Tommy Lee Edwards, Richard Marazano, Gary Gianni, Yoann and Sfar, and others. Dark Horse, 2002. Mature Readers. Note: These copies have minor bumps and dings...More.

Item Code: VAMPIHR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 48pg, Partial Color
$14.95 $7.95

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Bill Karp. Art by Al Taliaferro. From the Disney Vaults--the original Donald Duck color Sunday comics collected in a book series for the very first time! And with brilliant, bright, wonderful reproduction!! After a try-out as part of the Silly Symphonies series, Donald was given his own Sunday comics page in late 1939 and it became an instant hit. This premiere volume includes more than three full years of rare Sundays. IDW, 2016. Note: These copies have bumped corners and slightly torn or creased dust jackets....More.

Item Code: WDDS01HR
Hard Cover, 12x9, 168pg, Full Color
$49.99 $24.99

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Bill Karp. Art by Al Taliaferro. It's not Barks, but Al Taliaferro's work is superb, giving us so much personality and fun from Donald, Daisy, Granma, and especially those rambunctious kids. But Donald is usually trying to outsmart someone or something, and he just never seems to win the battle of wits. Classic!! And beautifully reproduced with bright, vibrant colors true to the original strips. From deep in the Disney Vaults, three more complete years of Sunday page fun--every full color page from January 1943 through December 1945. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: WDDS02HR
Hard Cover, 12x9, 168pg, Full Color
$49.99 $24.99

We have just a few copies of each of these, some as few as 4 or 5. See our website under “Hurt” in the Advanced Search/Titles for all available “hurt” books. Still available are The Definitive Flash Gordon, Polly and Her Pals, Vampirella Archives, Rip Kirby, The Art of Jose Gonzalez, Walt Kelly's Fairy Tales, Nikopol Trilogy, Origins of Comics et al.


Sale Books


Bob Powell's Complete Jet Powers  $49.99 sale $24.95 -- BOBJH
Brom Lost Gods $27.99 sale $14.99 -- BRLGH
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Art by Nino Carbé. $40.00 sale $22.95 -- FRASH
Jon Arfstrom 2016 Exhibition Catalog $10.00 sale $5.99 -- JONAR
Rook Volume 1 Save Yourself $14.99 sale $8.99 -- ROOK01
Wally Wood Torrid Tales of Romance sc $24.95 sale $14.95 -- WWET
Wally Wood Jungle Adventures with Jim King & Animan sc $24.95 sale $14.95 -- WWJA
Wally Wood Jungle adventures with Jim King & Animan dlx $69.95 sale $45.00 -- WWJAD


Coming in September

Signed and numbered! By Joe DeVito. A large format, illustrated novel that explores the history of "the Kongs" and the culture on Skull Island. In development for 25 years, first off is a 95,000 word novel about the hidden history of the Tagatu civilization, the origins of the mighty Kongs, what happened on the island after the arrival of the first humans, and the war between humans and the island's saurian denizens and Kongs. Also a 30,000 word novella about Carl Denham after Kong's death. Plus a lavishly illustrated sketchbook and full color Skull Island art gallery. Joe DeVito, 2017. Due Sept. ...More.

Item Code: KIKOHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, Full Color

We asked Joe if he had any plans to do this in any other format than this limited edition. Here is his reply:

“The Limited Edition King Kong of Skull Island book will be the only place that package will ever be sold. The Limited Edition run for Kong is not set in stone yet, but most likely it will be no more than 500 (600 tops) copies. If it does appear in Hardcover or Softcover form [later on down the line], it will be an altered version, most likely in a smaller size with no slipcase.

See our website for all currently available King Kong items, including the new graphic novel, Kong of Skull Island, and King Kong vs Tarzan.


Mature Readers

Here are the last three Editions Reuss nude photograph books: Hairy Pussy Girls Volumes 1 and 2, and Sexy Lingerie Girls. Quantities on these are very limited. See our website under Edition Reuss for the rest of the new sale books, all now at $29.95.
Also this week we have two variant covers of a new Cavewoman: Destination Jungle. One is by our favorite Playboy artist Dean Yeagle, a lovely new interpretation of young Meriem. The other is by Budd Root and features not one but two topless ladies. See our website for all available Cavewoman titles, and also for all of Dean Yeagle’s fun books.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Shannon Stirnweis, Secret Sneyd, Brian Kesinger's Dressing Your Octobus, Milo Manara's Caravaggio, Kong of Skull Island, James Bond/Goldfinger, Pellucidar, War of the Worlds: Infestation

From the Illustrated Press, an artist new to us: Shannon Stirnweis. He’s worth your attention. Secret Sneyd is Doug Sneyd’s Playboy cartoons, and we like it. And from Brian Kesinger comes Dressing Your Octopus, a paper doll book but with the usual Kesinger twist. It’s fun. Milo Manara’s new graphic novel looks at artist Caravaggio. Also new this week: Kong of Skull Island, James Bond/Goldfinger, Pellucidar, War of the Worlds: Infestation and quite a bit more.

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SHANNON STIRNWEIS 80 Years Behind the Brush
Recommended. Born in 1931, Shannon Stirnweis has had a long and varied career as an illustrator and fine artist. This is a retrospective of Shannon's work, and presents pieces from each stage of his extensive career, annotated with revealing commentary from the artist. Following two years as a sketchman at a Madison Avenue ad agency, he started working for men's adventure magazines, then worked extensively doing paperback covers. At the same time he worked for advertising clients in a variety of areas such as medical, stamps, movies, and industrial illustrations. Illustrated Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: SHANSH
Hard Cover, 9X12, 164pg, Full Color


Doug Sneyd

Highly Recommended. By Doug Sneyd. Foreword by Arnold Roth. Veteran Playboy Magazine cartoonist Doug Sneyd presents a collection of unpublished cartoon concepts created throughout his career. This very attractive little hardcover book is packed from end to end with one-liners and pretty girls--funny, charming, and risqué jokes, each one full of all the life and expression that only a master artist can impart with a few strokes of the pen and brush! The punch-lines are really good, the girls are delightful, the nudity, even though just rough concept drawings, is fun and pure Sneyd. Dark Horse, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: SECSNH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 5x7, 280pg, Full Color

Signed bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. By Doug Sneyd. Foreword by Hugh Hefner. One of Playboy Magazine's most popular contributors, Sneyd has been sketching beautiful ladies in compromising situations since the 1960s. Loaded with gorgeous cheesecake-style pin-ups and laced with a bawdy wit, these gorgeous full-color illustrations celebrate the art and humor of the pick-up, hook-up and break-up. Loaded with rare production sketches and previously unpublished works. A must for fans of Playboy, lovers of tongue-in-cheek sexy humor, and just plain beautiful ladies. Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: AODSN
Soft Cover, 9x12, 248pg, Full Color

Closeout Price! Signed & numbered, 500! Recommended. By Doug Sneyd. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore. For decades, legendary Playboy Magazine cartoonist Doug Sneyd's charmingly cheeky cartoons have captured vivacious, gorgeous women in a manner that's always fresh and irresistibly lively. This is the first-ever limited-edition collectible statue based on Sneyd's work! CS Moore, 2012...More.

Item Code: DSMER
7" tall, Full Color
$159.00 $59.00


Brian Kesinger

Signed! With ornate metal corner clasps! By Brian Kesinger. Brian Kesinger's first book, Walking Your Octopus, won a Chesley award from the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists. Brian is also an Annie Award-winning story artist who has worked on over ten Disney animated feature films from Tarzan to Moana. His first two "Octopus" books have our highest recommendation. Now we have an entirely new book which is virtually a paper doll book, with cut-out-able costumes & outfits for both our heroine and her pet octopus. Or just a visual feast of steam-punkish costumes! Baby Tattoo, 2017...More.

Item Code: DREOH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. By Brian Kesinger. Brian Kesinger's first book, Walking Your Octopus, won a Chesley award from the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists. Brian is also an Annie Award-winning story artist who has worked on over ten Disney animated feature films from Tarzan to Moana. His first two "Octopus" books have our highest recommendation. Now we have an entirely new book with is virtually a paper doll book, with cut-out-able costumes & outfits for both our heroine and her pet octopus. Printed on extremely heavy card stock for long use. Or it's still a visual feast of steam-punkish costumes! Baby Tattoo, 2017...More.

Item Code: DREO
Soft Cover, 6x10, 112pg, Full Color

Our Highest Recommendation. By Brian Kesinger. His first volume was an absolute delight. This one? By golly, it's even BETTER!!! A lavishly illustrated Victorian era travelogue chronicling the international journeys of Octo-Victorian globetrotters Victoria Prismall and her pet land octopus Otto. Thirty panoramic, full-page illustrations showcase Victoria and Otto as they explore destinations in Scotland, France, Holland, Spain, Austria, Romania, Italy, Russia, China, Japan, Thailand, New Zealand, Mexico, and beyond. Baby Tattoo, 2014...More.

Item Code: TRAWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x7, 64pg, Full Color

WALKING YOUR OCTOPUS A Guidebook to the Domesticated Cephalopod Signed
Signed bookplate! Highly Recommended. By Brian Kesinger. A beautifully produced, richly illustrated book showcasing the day-to-day adventures of independent girl-about-town Victoria Prismall and her pet land octopus Otto. Yes, a full-sized octopus. And the format? We love it...this is an extra-wide oblong hardcover, measuring just 7 inches high but 14 inches long. It's WAY, WAY COOL in every way. Baby Tattoo, 2013...More.

Item Code: WALKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x7, 64pg, Full Color

A Coloring Book for Domesticated Cephalopods. Highly Recommended. By Brian Kesinger. A clever and fun collection of illustrated activities with Victoria Prismall and her beloved octopus, Otto. Part of Kesinger's series of Victorian-era adventures with these two unusual companions. Each image is in black outline on extra heavy paper perfect for coloring with crayons or colored pencils. The book is short and extra wide to accommodate all of Otto's eight arms. Baby Tattoo, 2014...More.

Item Code: COLWO
Soft Cover, 14x7, 64pg, Full Color

Signed! Highly Recommended. Brian is well known now for his "Octopus" books starring the delightful young Victorian-era lady and her pet cephalopod. And you will find new drawings of her here, including a short multi-page tale, "The Intrepid Molly McGuiness." But there's much more, including never-before-collected convention poster art for DragonCon 2013 and two Tucson, Arizona Steampunk shows, pirate girls, lady space adventurers, Star Wars characters and bizarre creatures. A lovely, thick art book from this wonderful animation artist whose credits include Disney Studios. Brian Kesinger, 2016...More.

Item Code: BKS01S
Soft Cover, 8x11, 104pg, Full Color


Graphic Novels & Comic Strip Collections

Highly Recommended. By Milo Manara. Comics master Milo Manara returns to Dark Horse with his newest graphic novel. Chronicling the pleasure and burdens of the painter's early years in Rome, this seminal work is Manara's love letter to Caravaggio, one of the most revered and influential artists in history. His naked models and their antics are perfect for Manara's skills. His drawings of ancient Rome and the painter's early years are just amazing. This is Manara in the grand erotic style and yet a new side of the artist, with more serious and powerful imagery. Dark Horse, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: CARAV01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 62pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See our website for more by Manara. Recently published were Gullivera and the new softcover version of Manara Library 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 King Kong is on our website. Devito's King Kong of Skull Island signed ($60), which is an entirely different book, will be listed soon.

THE COMPLETE JAMES BOND Volume 2 Goldfinger The Classic Comic Strip Collection 1960-66
Six stories 1960-66. Recommended. By Henry Gammidge and Jim Lawrence. Art by John Mclusky and Yaroslav Horak. Contains the complete stories: Goldfinger, Risico, From A View To A Kill, For Your Eyes Only, The Man With The Golden Gun, and The Living Daylights. “If you are going to see James Bond for the 23rd time at the movies or your first, pick up these collections and read him again for the first time.” Collected Comics Library. “With its mix of danger, mystery and sensuality this book will provide Bond fans with everything they have come to love in the spy's exploits and they would be well advised to consider adding this book to their shelves.” Fandom Post. Titan, 2017...More.

Item Code: CIFJB02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x11, 240pg, b&w
$39.95 $34.95

Volume 1 Dr. No & Other Stories is available at the same discount. [CIFJB01H.]. See our website for James Bond Omnibus volumes and a graphic novel.


EC ARCHIVES Haunt of Fear Volume 4
Collects #19-24, 1953-54 Highly Recommended. By Reed Crandall, George Evans, Graham Ingels Jack Davis et al. Delight in fright! This penultimate volume collects a gruesome medly of unforgettable frights, including the iconic "Foul Play," considered one of EC's most notorious stories. But also here: "The High Cost of Dying," "No Silver Atoll," (one of Evan's finest efforts), "Hansel and Gretel" and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," and Jack Davis' masterpiece, "Country Clubbing." Grant Geissman introduces what may be the best 28 stories in this entire run. Includes two rare appearances by the great Reed Crandall. Foreword by Rob Zombie. Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: ECH04H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

See our website for all available EC Archives, including Haunt of Fear Volumes 2 and 3. Volume 1 is currently out of stock but we'll have copies in shortly.

Stunning new cover by Schultz! Highly Recommended. By Len Wein and Dennis O'Neil. Cover by Mark Schultz. Art by Weiss, Kaluta and Dan Green. Collecting the "Pellucidar" and "At the Earth's Core" comic stories that originally appeared in DC Comics' Korak, Son of Tarzan #1 and Weird Worlds #1-7--from 1973! Our brave explorers David Innes and Abner Perry descend to the land of Pellucidar, located at the center of the earth. They find a land inhabited by prehistoric reptiles, strange creatures, and beings enacting dark rituals. Most importantly, they discover the beautiful Dian, Queen of Pellucidar. She captures David's heart and leads them on adventures to aid her and win her trust. Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: ERBPEC
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color

See our website for another version of At the Earth's Core, in both trade and deluxe editions, plus other Edgar Rice Burroughs collection.

By Randy Zimmerman. Art by Horus. Sequel to H.G. Wells science fiction classic The War of the Worlds. The "Martian Invasion" has begun again and now mankind must fight, not only for their homes, but for their very humanity. It happened slowly at first but by the third year, it seemed that the war was almost lost. And humanity was not going to be the winner. This story picks up with mankind fighting a fallback battle in the central plains of the United States against a new kind of biological weapon the aliens have unleashed on the planet. Caliber, 2016...More.

Item Code: WARW
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, b&w
$14.99 $13.99

Also Available: Scarlet Traces: War of the Worlds Volume 1 [COMST01. $19.99, your price $17.99] ,Classics Illustrated #124 [CI124H. $14.99, your price $7.99], And the original novelization by H.G. Wells, illustrated by Warwick Goble [WARWH. $30, your price $25.95.]

Recommended. By Wayne Vansant. Award winning comic writer and artist Wayne Vansant brings his gripping World War II saga of war in the Pacific to Guadalcanal and the Battle of Bloody Ridge. This is the powerful story of the long, vicious battle for Guadalcanal that occurred in 1942-43. When the U.S. Navy orders its outnumbered and outgunned ships to run from the Japanese fleet, they abandon American troops on a bloody, battered island in the South Pacific and the men left on Guadalcanal find out that there will be no prisoners taken on either side. Caliber, 2017. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: DAYW
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, b&w
$16.99 $15.49

We have six more wartime collections by Wayne Vansant. See the website.

BATMAN The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 3
Collects Detective Comics #75-91, Batman #16-25, and stories from World's Finest Comics #10-14, 1943-44. Highly Recommended. By Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson, Jack Burnley et al. Introduction by Dick Sprang! Dozens and dozens of stories from the early 1940s with very early appearances by the Penguin, the Joker, Two-Face and many other villains who would become regulars. Even some wartime Nazi stories. This is vintage Batman, the stories that made him one of the most-loved comic book characters of the 1940s. For many readers, more than Superman, since he had only wits and his few gadgets to fight crime with--no super powers. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: BATG03H
Hard Cover, 6x8, 776pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

Advance orders took all of our initial stock, but we expect more in just a few days. You can reserve one now. See the website for more Batman from the Golden Age and Silver Age.


Coming in July

ADAM STRANGE The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 1
Our Highest Recommendation. By Gardner Fox. Art by Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson, Gil Kane et al. The Silver Age adventures of Adam Strange are collected at last in one giant omnibus collection! After being mysteriously teleported to another world, Rann, Adam Strange's life changed forever as he goes from being an archaeologist to a cosmic adventurer and hero, and finds the lovely Allana as his partner and fellow adventurer. After each adventure he's drawn back to earth to await the next Zeta-ray arrival. A #1 fan favorite, with some of the finest art and stories of the Silver Age. The thinking-man's hero, who relied on brains instead of brawn to defeat invading aliens and other menaces to his adopted planet. DC, 2017. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: ADAS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 800pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

By Paul Levitz. Art by Mike Grell. These classic 1970s stories are collected in hardcover for the first time! In stories from Superboy and The Legion of Super-Heroes #234-240 and All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55, the Legion give Superboy a treatment that blocks his memory, try to stop the Worldsmith from terraforming the surface of Braal and witness the wedding of Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad! DC, 2017. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: SUPE01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 312pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

DOCTOR STRANGE Sorcerer Supreme Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1-40, and Ghost Rider #12, 1988-92. By Peter B. Gillis, Roy Thomas et al. Art by Richard Case, Jackson Guice et al. The world believes Strange dead, and Dormammu has stolen control of the Sorcerer Supreme's body. But when Clea comes to Stephen's aid, the two must make a binding commitment! There'll be Faustian gambits to deal with, and he'll face unfamiliar foes like Hobgoblin and the Enchantress! But during the Dark Wars against Dormammu, will Baron Mordo become Earth's Sorcerer Supreme? Then, Strange stares down the supernatural as vampires like Baron Blood make their comeback! Marvel, 2017. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: DSTS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 1064pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

See the website for all Doctor Strange collections available now.


Coming in August

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 1
By Otto Binder, Al Plastino, et al. DC proudly presents the Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus! They were introduced in 1958 as a team of super-powered teenagers from the disparate worlds of the 30th century. Each hero had his or her own powers, unique to their planets of origin; together, they stood against evil across the galaxy. Together with 20th century hero Superboy, this team--originally made up of Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad and Cosmic Boy, but soon numbering in the dozens--fought for justice as they dealt with adolescent insecurities. DC, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: LEGS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 680pg, Full Color
$75.00 $59.00

MONSTERS Volume 2 The Marvel Monsterbus
Recommended. By Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Art by Jack Kirby. Comicdom's famous monsters are on the loose! Marvel presents the concluding volume in our complete collection of Marvel's late-1950s/early-1960s period, famous for its twist-ending tales, alien invaders and especially its towering monster menaces -- and no one drew giant monsters like Jack "The King" Kirby! It's page after page of Grogg, Ogg, the Creature from Krogarr, Fin Fang Foom, and more! Marvel, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: MONS02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 872pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Volume 1 of this is in stock and doing very well, so this looks to be a popular series.

Collects The Savage She-Hulk #1-20, 1980-81. By David Anthony Kraft and Stan Lee. Art by Mike Vosburg and John Buscema. When criminal defense attorney Jennifer Walters is shot by a mob hitman, her cousin saves her life with a blood transfusion -- but that cousin is Bruce Banner, and his gamma-irradiated blood turns her into the Savage She-Hulk! Suddenly she's a mean, green amazon. Now, experience She-Hulk's adventures from the very beginning in this beautifully restored Marvel Masterworks volume! Her quest will take her from the halls of justice to other dimensions and pit her against Iron Man, mind-controlling cults, the Man-Thing, and even her own father. Marvel, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: MMSSH01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 320pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

Recommended. By Rian Hughes and Leslie Cabarga. This unique publication collects over 4,500 examples of custom lettering from the heyday of Art Deco and the experimental modernity of the Futurists--from geometric sans, elegant brush scripts, and heavy industrial serifs to hand-drawn eccentricities and outre display type. A cornerstone of any type-lovers library. Korero Press, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: CUSLE
Soft Cover, 9x9, 576pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $39.95

BATMAN SECRETS Sam Kieth Gallery Edition
By Sam Kieth. Sam Kieth's unforgettable depiction of the Dark Knight, focusing on artwork from the 124-page Batman: Secrets series. Large-format, Smythe-sewn hardcover edition is sourced from and captures the look and feel of the original art boards. Rounding out this 248-page presentation is the complete art from Batman: Confidential #40, Batman/Lobo #1, Kieth's eight-page story from Batman #38 and an extensive gallery section containing covers and pages from Scratch, Arkham Asylum: Madness and Batman: Through The Looking Glass. DC, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: BATSGEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 248pg, Full Color

JACK KIRBY FANTASTIC FOUR The World's Greatest Artist's Edition
Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. Jack Kirby was the undisputed King of Comics and IDW presents the second artist's edition focusing on his Fantastic Four work. And, even better, this collects his earlier, "twice up" art--Kirby-sized!! This massive collection includes issues #33, 45, 47, and 60 of the Fantastic Four, plus a stellar gallery with many classic covers and incredible pages--if you are a Kirby fan, this is the artist's edition you've been waiting for!! IDW, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w

Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. Now, with the cooperation of the Jack Kirby Estate and under license from Marvel Comics, IDW presents the first Jack Kirby Fantastic Four Artist's Edition! Including FF Annual #6, ALL 48-pages! Also presenting THE COMPLETE issues #71 ("And So It Ends") and #82 through #84, all guest starring the Inhumans plus bringing in Doctor Doom in #84--plus a beautiful gallery section of some of Kirby's most incredible pages, all scanned from the original art! IDW, 2017...More.

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


1/6 scale. By Shin Tanabe. A Mamegyorai Release! This Vampirella polystone resin cast statue, measuring 11" 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! Quite impressive. Due Aug....More.

Item Code: VAMM
11" tall,

See our website for several more Vampi statues, plus other Vampi collections.


Mature Readers

Three new books from Editions Reuss, more on-sale adult photography. We got just 20 copies of each of these and cannot get more copies. Pussy Power Volumes 2, 3 and 4. We’ll list these final few sale items, including Volume 5 from this German erotica publisher, or see our website for all available titles.

Mature Readers - Coming in June

Lorenzo Sperlonga has two versions of his new collection, Queens of the Pin-Up, both signed but one also in hardcover. His pin-up artwork has been popular for us and his previous books are now sold out.

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


News and Notes


Will Eisner Centennial Celebration
I’m not taking space for the Will Eisner Centennial Deluxe edition. We had ten copies come in, out of a total limitation of just 100 copies. We were really lucky to get that many. We have just four copies left after filling advance orders, as I write this. I expect those to be gone momentarily. I was temped to raise the price a bit on this, considering it has Will Eisner’s own signature, and we cannot get any more. But I have to remind myself that we want to be as fair as possible to all customers—thus our policy is to keep new items at cover price regardless of their availability, and letting them sell out, first come, first served. **sigh** This of course does not apply to Rare & Out of Print.

Will Eisner Centennial Celebration (regular edition) is also available [WECCH. $49.99, your price $39.99].

The Book & Periodical Illustrations of Arthur Hughes
Here is a book that is truly not for everyone. I am fascinated by the history of illustration—comics certainly grew out of that history, and some of our favorite artists were inspired by the likes of Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth. Well, you can continue to go further back in time and discover the very earliest days of fantasy artwork. In this case, we go back to the first days of the Pre-Raphaelite artists and examine the one member of the brotherhood who specialized in book and magazine illustration, rather than the more conventional exhibition paintings.

Arthur Hughes, if known at all, is most closely associated with the works of George Macdonald, whose most famous books included At the Back of the North Wind and The Princess and the Goblin. These were full-blown fantasy novels, and Hughes was the illustrator of choice. He also was very close to Christina Rossetti, the sister of artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Although he missed out on illustrating her most famous work, "Goblin Market", he did illustrate another fantasy book and several magazine pieces of hers.
Hughes had an amazingly long career, beginning in the late 1850s, creating illustrations that were engraved on wood to be printed in the early publications. And at the end of his career, he was working directly for modern photo-offset reproduction, his last book from 1915. He worked through an entire period of incredible change in the world of book and magazine publishing.
The author has indeed approached this excellent history from the view of those works that he created, using them to tell of the changing times from the mid-Victorian era all the way to the end of the Edwardian era when World War I was the final blow to an age. This book is wonderfully illustrated, fully footnoted, and obviously a work of great love and labor.

Rare and Out of Print
We’re working to get more rare books listed, and you can see all the latest ones on our home page in their new category. Still available as I write this are Silver Age of Comics Deluxe Signed ($200), Kacere (adult erotic art, $150 and $125), Wrightson’s A Look Back (one copy left at $200), Wrightson’s Reaper of Love & Others Deluxe Signed ($200), and Art of Olivia Limited Edition Book Set ($150). We have just one each of these, so are are subject to prior sale.

Coming up very shortly, if not already up: George Pratt’s No Man’s Land, Paperback Covers of Robert McGinnis as well as his Tapestry Deluxe Signed, Pinocchio by Pierre Lambert, and Wrightson’s Frankenstein.

~ Bud


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