AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS Volume 2

Oversized hardcover. By H.P. Lovecraft. Art by François Baranger. Return to the final days of the Dyer expedition in the remote Antarctic wastes. The letters from expedition leader Professor William Dyer grow increasingly more desperate as the expedition presses on, leaving sanity behind them. What they discover beneath the ice is meant for no living man to see, Cyclopean structures and alien landscapes that defy history itself. The final act of the Dyer Expedition is a descent into cosmic horror and utter madness. Design Studio Press, 2021.

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MARVEL MASTERWORKS THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN Volume 14

Collects Iron Man #129-144, 1979-81. Art by Jerry Bingham et al. Continues the timeless David Michelinie and Bob Layton Iron Man run! Tony Stark recovers from his problems with the bottle by throwing himself into globetrotting business (and pleasure), but his enemies aren’t giving him an edge: The All-Devourer awaits in Hong Kong, the Titanium Man is ready to tango in Times Square and Force makes his brutal debut in the Bahamas! With rich characterizations, a vibrant supporting cast and a steady stream of new armor designs, Michelinie and Layton prove they are just getting started! Marvel, 2021.

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EC ARCHIVES Crime Illustrated

Our Highest Recommendation. Collects #1-3, 1955-56. Contained here is the complete run, two magazine-format issues and the unpublished #3! This was the innovative “Picto-Fiction” magazine that EC created to circumvent the newly created Comics Code, and to break into a more adult comic reading market. Illustrated prose, with one or two large panels per page, tales of frightening crimes, daring heroes, and dangerous psychopaths. Brilliantly illustrated by Reed Crandall, Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Graham Ingels, Johnny Craig, George Evans, Jack Davis and Bernie Krigstein. Dark Horse, 2021. 

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THE AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD and Other Curious Objects

When Emperor Zombie threatens the safety of all life on earth, President Lincoln enlists the aid of a mechanical head. With the help of associates Mr. Groin (a faithful manservant) and Mr. Dog (a dog), Screw-On Head must brave ancient tombs, a Victorian flying apparatus, and demons from a dimension inside a turnip. This beloved collection of oddball Mike Mignola creations also includes “The Magician and the Snake” from Dark Horse Maverick: Happy Endings, and all fifty pages of additional material from the original hard cover, available now for the first time in paperback! Dark Horse, 2021.

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MALIKA Warrior Queen Volume 2

Collects Fallen Queen parts 1 and 2. By Roye Okupe. Art by Sunkanmi Akinboye, Etubi Onuchyo, and Toyin Ajetunmobi. After years of moving in the shadows, Malika is forced out of hiding by the Olon Jin–ancient sorcerers imprisoned for centuries because of their obsession with dark magic. In their sights is the Fire and Frost stone, a relic that holds the combined power of two legendary dragons. On her journey to Egypt to retrieve the stone, Malika uncovers a sinister plot that predates her own five-hundred-year-old legend as Warrior Queen and threatens to end humanity. Dark Horse, 2021.

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BALBUZAR

A fable about freedom, about resistance, about power. And an ode to nature. In the Sarboucane sea, Balbuzar the pirate reigns supreme. He attacks, plunders, sinks, and ransoms everything that comes within his reach. Savage, cruel, formidable, certainly, Balbuzar is, but also with a certain bonhomie, and a great sense of justice. He is in harmony with the sea, the islands, the wind, the rocks. Around him, birds, always. Men, women, children…they all love him. For he is free as the air. Ablaze, 2021.

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DOCTOR STRANGE Omnibus Volume 1

Collects material from Strange Tales #110-111, 114-146, 1963-66; Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2. From Doctor Strange’s eerie Greenwich Village home, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created new dimensions and otherworldly terrors unlike anything seen before. Here’s the origin story and the first years of adventures. Never before had an artist so perfectly captured other dimensions and unearthly creatures. Ditko nails it!! Marvel, 2021.

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THE X-MEN Omnibus Volume 1

New printing. Collects #1-31, 1963-66. Highly Recommended. In 1963, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced their latest costumed creations to the burgeoning Marvel Universe. Cyclops, the Beast, Iceman, the Angel, Marvel Girl — and their leader, the mysteriously-named Professor X — were the X-Men…and little did anyone know that they would take the comic book business by storm! Lee and Kirby billed them “The Strangest Super-Heroes of All!” and while their mutant powers were certainly weird, the binding concept of this band of heroes — a group feared and hated for being different — was pure Marvel relevance. Marvel. 2021.

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SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 6

Highly Recommended. In this massive Omnibus collection, writer Michael Fleisher hits his stride with a series of mold-breaking Conan tales like “The Temple of the Twelve-Eyed Thing,” “Demons of the Firelight” and “Dominion of the Bat” — illustrated by top talents including Alfredo Alcala, Ernie Chan and, of course, the one and only John Buscema! Meanwhile, X-MEN superstar Chris Claremont pens an adventure that pits Conan against the minions of Thoth-Amon in a tour de force drawn by Val Mayerik! Roy Thomas is also on hand to tell solo stories of Conan’s “Red Nails” colleague, Valeria. Marvel, 2021.

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BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE Omnibus

Collects Batgirl #35-52, Batgirl Annual #3, Secret Origins #10 and DC Sneak Peek: Batgirl #1. Barbara Gordon’s ready for a fresh start. She’s packing her bags, crossing the bridge, and heading to Gotham’s coolest neighborhood: Burnside. And when a freak fire burns up her costume and gear, Babs has the chance to become a whole new Batgirl!   But she barely slips on her new DIY costume before Batgirl starts trending as Gotham’s first viral vigilante — and attracting a new wave of enemies who want her social-media spotlight for themselves. DC Comics, 2021.

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MARVEL COMICS LIBRARY SPIDER-MAN Volume 1

Numbered & limited, 5,000. Travel back in time to witness the creation of the world’s favorite web-slinger as dreamed up by comic book legends Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who redefined what it meant to be a hero. In this Hulk-sized, collector’s dream, the first 21 Spider-Man stories from 1962–1964 have been meticulously photographed from the most pristine copies of these rare comic books—a fine art celebration of the teen super hero in this inaugural volume of Taschen’s Marvel Comics Library series. Taschen, 2021. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge.

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BATMAN VS. RA’S AL GHUL

Collects #1-6. By Neal Adams. Gotham City is under seige by terrorists, and Batman is determined to find the source. But when Boston Brand tries to intervene, he discovers an even more disturbing and deadly truth: the terrorists are led by an inhuman monster. Ra’s al Ghul has volunteered his own private security force to aid the GCPD, and now they are the only thing standing between nuclear terror and the townspeople. But al Ghul’s true goal is hidden from everyone’s eyes. He will destroy the city and kill Batman — this time for good. Watching in horror is…Bruce Wayne? DC Comics, 2021.

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TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION Remission

Months after a bioweapon attack devastated New York City and provoked a global pandemic, the Division agents are still fighting to bring order, stability, and justice to communities shattered by this catastrophic event. When various factions, vying for power in the wake of the crisis, seek to claim the future of Washington, DC, for themselves, the Division is called to take on these new threats and protect the capital of the United States. The paths of four survivors, once childhood friends, deviate as they find themselves entangled in the vicious civil unrest. One of them, Bruce, is an experienced combatant and a member of the Division. When the Hyenas—a lawless and particularly violent group—orchestrate a hostage attack, a massive manhunt is launched against them; but Bruce is far from imagining that amid the chaos, anarchy, and guerilla warfare, the truth behind a long unsolved disappearance and a uniting link will be revealed. Discover the thrilling events leading up to The Division 2 in this explosive story written by JD Morvan (Merlin, Wake) with art by the studio The Tribe. Localized from an original French publication. Dark Horse, 2021.

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PHANTOM Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 23 1971-1973

By Lee Falk. “The Phantom Faces Modern Challenges,” Introduction. Continues the Sy Barry years. Six complete continuities: “The Fence,” “The Mysterious Passenger,” “The Vultures,” “The Lost City,” “The Witchman,” and “The Tanker-Jackers.” Taken directly from King Feature’s proofs. Hermes, 2021.

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WARLOCK By Jim Starlin Gallery Edition

Recommended. Collects Strange Tales #178-181; Warlock #9-15; Avengers Annual  #7; Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2, in a large 9×13 edition. 1972-75. At Marvel in the 1970s, no one mastered cosmic adventure like Jim Starlin! In this star-spanning spectacle, Starlin evolved Adam Warlock to the next level, imbuing the character with the inner demons of a man-god on the brink of insanity. Featuring the first-ever assembling of the Infinity Gems, the debuts of Gamora and Pip the Troll, and an all-out struggle to save the universe — joined by the Avengers, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man! Now in the oversized pages of a handsome and impressive Gallery Edition, with 70 bonus pages of material: penciled pages, reprint covers, house ads and much more. Marvel, 2021.

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THE ART OF PIN-UP

New lower-priced edition. Our Highest Recommendation. By Sarahjane Blum and Louis Meisel. Edited by Dian Hanson. Based on the formidably sized $200 Art of Pin-up, this new edition gathers nearly 100 artists alongside in-depth showcases of the top 10 names in the game. Each chapter opens with a reproduction of an original calendar or magazine cover by that artist. The reproduction quality of the paintings, pastels, and preparatory sketches that follow — largely sourced from the original art — invites the viewer to trace the brushstrokes, while the exquisite period calendars, vintage prints, and original model photos document the artists’ creative process. Much of this ephemera was photographed on-site at the historic Brown & Bigelow Company, home to the world’s largest archive of vintage pin-up calendars. Taschen, 2021.

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COMIC BOOK HISTORIANS PRESENTS HOWARD CHAYKIN, DARK PRINCE OF COMICS

Highly Recommended. By Alex Grand, and Jim Thompson et al. A career-spanning look at Howard Chaykin’s life and controversies. Examines his childhood reading comic books and watching films during the 1960s, training under Gil Kane, Wally Wood, and Neal Adams, early work at Marvel including drawing the first Star Wars comics, DC, Atlas/Seaboard, Byron Preiss, Heavy Metal, and on into American Flagg! for First Comics, right up to today. Comic Book Historians, 2021.

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FANTASTIC GIANTS Facsimile Edition

Highly Recommended. In September 1966, the biggest monsters on the comic stands were Gorgo and Konga! Originally published by Charlton, this one shot, all-Ditko Monster Special is reproduced on high quality paper in a special facsimile edition. Featuring Steve Ditko art and Joe Gill’s Gorgo and Konga movie adaptations plus two more Ditko classics, “The Mountain Monster” and “The Help of Hogar.” Fantaco Enterprises, 2021.

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HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE #312 Sorayama Cover

Cover and feature article on the unique and very adult artwork of Hajime Sorayama. “Avenging Demons Princes” begins a new adaptation of the Jack Vance novel, this version first published in France, by Joe Morvan and Paolo Traisci. The return of “Adrienne James”, in part one of a new story of “the female Indiana Jones in space!” by Matthew Medney and Bruce Edwards. Plus “Basic Time Travel,” Starward” pt 7, “Dafina,” and “Black Beacon” pt 5. Heavy Metal, 2021. Adult material.

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POST AMERICANA

Collects #1-7, 2020-21. From Maestros creator, We Stand on Guard co-creator, and The Matrix storyboard artist Steve Skroce, with colors by Eisner Award winner Dave Stewart. Nicely influenced by Moebius! The Cheyenne mountain installation, aka The Bubble, is the most sophisticated super bunker in the world. It was built to ensure the survival of the American government’s executive branch, as well as America’s most important citizens, should the unthinkable happen. When the world ended, the executive branch didn’t reach the sanctuary, but the elite citizenry did. Image Comics, 2021.

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42ND STREET FOREVER Peep Show Collection #51 DVD

Fifteen 1970s-80s 8mm stag movies, remastered. This collection features fifteen classic “loops” with titles like “Little Sister”, “Wild Gypsies”, “Lesbian Thai Maid”, and more. Watch for adult film stars Bambi, Crystal Dawn, Desiree West and a slew of unknowns in these raunchy rarities! Impulse Pictures, 2021. Adult material.

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OCTOBRIANA WITH LOVE Volume 1

Recommended. By Stephanie Phillips et al. Art by Simon Fraser et al. Cover by Marguerite Sauvage. During the height of the cold war, in 1967, Czech Petr Sadecky defected to the West with a suitcase full of comics. That was the origin of Octobriana, both a wild adventure comic and an anti-Soviet act of rebellion. This celebrates the cult underground Russian superheroine with eight fun new stories by an exciting mix of creative talent! Dead Good Comics, 2021.

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CONAN THE BARBARIAN The Original Marvel Years Epic Collection Volume 5

Collects Conan the Barbarian #60-71; Conan Annual #2-3, 1976-77. Recommended. Conan and pirate queen Bêlit reave a path across the high seas and into the jungles of the Hyborian Age. They encounter the Lord of the Lions and Conan gains the name Amra in one of the greatest Conan adventures of all time! Master storytellers Roy Thomas and John Buscema follow with an exploit that brings Conan, Kull and Red Sonja pitted against one another! Also featuring full-color editions of black-and-white Conan stories by Jim Starlin and John Buscema, an adaptation of the very first Conan story and the rare “Crawler in the Mists”! Marvel, 2022. Due: Apr.

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MOON KNIGHT The Midnight Mission

Collects #1-6, 2021. By Jed MacKay. Art by Alessandro Cappucio. The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning him to shelter them from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his flock. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a renegade priest of an unworthy god. But while Khonshu languishes in prison, Moon Knight’s duty still must be observed: the protection of those who travel at night. Due: Apr.

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BATMAN NO MAN’S LAND Omnibus Volume 1

Collects 12 different titles circa 1999-2000. By Dennis O’Neil and Greg Rucka. Art by Dale Eaglesham and Frank Teran. The crossover event that changed Gotham City and the Dark Knight forever, collected in one volume for the first time. After suffering a cataclysmic earthquake, the U.S. government has deemed Gotham City uninhabitable and ordered all citizens to leave. It is now months later and those that have refused to vacate “No Man’s Land” live amidst a citywide turf war in which the strongest prey on the weak.  Batman and his allies, including the enigmatic new Batgirl, Nightwing, Oracle and Robin, must fight to save Gotham during its darkest hour. DC Comics, 2021.

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HILDEBRAND VALKYRIE Volume 1

Collects issues #1-4. By Rob MacKinnon. Art by Luca Casalanguida et al. In 9th century England, a twist of fate enables a poor Viking girl called Hildebrand to overcome adversity and rise to knighthood. She leads an army to repel a Viking invasion of her homeland but her victory celebration is short-lived when her estranged father reveals their secret lineage. Now the two embark on a perilous journey to Rome. Caliber Comics, 2022.

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EC ARCHIVES Gunfighter Volume 1

Thrilling Stories of the West. Collects #5-9 (#1-5). Recommended. By Gardner Fox, Al Feldstein et al. Art by Graham Ingels, Johnny Craig, Shelly Moldoff et al. More rare “Pre-Trend” EC stories, done before the three witches brought on the horror comics boom. The creators are much the same. At last collecting the wild adventures of the lone lawman known as the Gunfighter and his comrade the Buckskin Kid as they take on multiple mean outlaws and ride a rough terrain of terror in this collection of thrilling pre-trend EC tales of western lore. Dark Horse, 2022. Due: Apr.

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MIKE MIGNOLA’S HELLBOY Artisan Edition Hellboy in Hell and Other Stories

Highly Recommended. Features the first five issues of Hellboy in Hell as well as a wealth of historic supplementary material: the first three Hellboy stories — the two initial four-pagers, produced for promotional purposes, and the 10-page story from John Byrne’s Nextmen #21 — plus The Corpse, and two other tales selected by Mignola for inclusion. Nearly every page has been scanned from Mignola’s original art and showcases the artist’s gorgeous work as closely as possible to the physical page — this is a book for fans of great storytelling and students of the craft. IDW, 2022. Due: Apr.

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DOCTOR DOOM The Book of Doom Omnibus

Recommended. By Stan Lee, John Byrne et al.  Art by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko et al. The greatest Marvel Comics villain of all is celebrated in a tome of tyranny six decades in the making! We begin with his first battle with the accursed Reed Richards and the Fantastic Four — and their most epic clashes since! Plus, Doom’s unforgettable encounters with Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men and the Avengers! A trip to hell with Doctor Strange! The power of the Beyonder! Victor von Doom’s incredible life story contained in the Books of Doom! And more tales of the Lord of Latveria! Marvel, 2022. Due: Apr.

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JACK KIRBY FANTASTIC FOUR Artisan Edition Hurt

New Printing. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. Including Fantastic Four Annual #6, the 48-page groundbreaking story that featured the birth of Franklin Richards! Also presenting issues #71, 82, 83, and 84, featuring the Inhumans, Doctor Doom, and others, plus a beautiful gallery section of some of Kirby’s most incredible pages, all scanned from the original art. This sold out in a heartbeat in 2020 — we’re pleased to offer this new printing. IDW, 2021. Condition: Bumped corners.

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GREAT NAVAL BATTLES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Hurt

Highly Recommended. By Jean-Yves Delitte and Giuseppe Baiguera. In the history of civilizations, sea power has always played a preponderant role. This collection plunges into the heart of three of the twentieth century’s greatest naval battles, told from both the lowliest sailor’s viewpoint, as well as from the commanders’. TSUSHIMA. 1905. Newly opened to the world, Japan surprises and confounds the fabled Russian fleet. JUTLAND.  1916: the British Royal Navy and the German Kaiserliche Marine confront one another in the North Sea in the final great marine confrontation of World War I and one of the greatest epic battles in the history of seafaring. MIDWAY. 1942: The age of the aircraft carrier begins. What unfolds is an epic carrier duel, the likes of which the world had never seen. In the end, Japan would never recover… Dead Reckoning, 2020. Condition: Bumped corners.

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GREEN HORNET Sky Lights

Collects #1-5. By Scott Lobdell. Art by Anthony Marques. Cover by Lee Weeks.The Green Hornet and Kato have met their fair share of villains over the years, but when an alien infant crashes to Earth, the two heroes must keep him safe from a whole new type of nemesis. Are they prepared to take on a series of dark and deadly enemies willing to stop at nothing and do whatever it takes to save the child? Dynamite, 2022.

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THE WALL

Originally released in three French volumes by Editions Glenat. Recommended. By Antoine Charreyron and Mario Alberti. Art by Mario Alberti. In a post-apocalyptic future, civilization is no more and humanity lives on looting and hacking, organizing itself into makeshift villages or caravans of roaring wrecks. In this brutal society, a young repairman named Solal does what he can to protect his sister Eva, who suffers from a respiratory illness. But when their medication runs out, they have only one hope: to go to the “Wall”, a gigantic impregnable enclosure guarded by monstrous robots. Inside that fabled shelter lives a community of wealthy, powerful people who should have the resources to help them… Excellent artwork.. Magnetic Press, 2021.

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LADY DEATH CHAOS RULES #1 Premiere Edition

By Brian Pulido and Brian Augustyn. Art by Dheeraj Verma. Cover by Paolo Pantalena.Long ago, a girl named Hope renounced her humanity to save her mother’s soul from eternal torment in Hell. She is transformed by insurmountable odds and tragic circumstances into Lady Death, the ravishing conqueror of the netherworld. She ruled Hell. She faced the Judgment War. She joined a Dark Alliance and then she disappeared. It’s been twenty years. Now, find out what happened to her. Coffin Comics, 2015. Mature readers.

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LADY DEATH DAMNATION GAME #1 Premiere Edition

By Brian Pulido and Mike MacLean. Art by Dheeraj Verma. Cover by Paolo Pantalena. Lady Death rescues an innocent boy dragged to Hell, inciting an ultra-violent quest into the depths of Damnation, a depraved city hosting “The Hades Engine,” a contraption that can return the boy to earth. But Lady Death’s actions bring her into direct conflict with the nefarious Hellwitch (1st appearance alert). Full-length story. Coffin Comics, 2015. Mature readers.

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