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Comic Book Related & Fantasy Artwork Books for sale are listed in alphabetical order by title. Almost all are Out of Print (O/P) editions. Please see the Condition guide for grading codes. To purchase anything, see the How To Order page.


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ARIEL, THE BOOK OF FANTASY VOLUME 2 edited by Thomas Durwood. Softback, As New, December 1977, Second Printing, Ballantine Books, ISBN: 0-345-27319-2, size 8 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches, 80 pages, O/P. Beautiful oversized volume with color and B&W paintings and illustrations by Frank Frazetta, Richard Corben, Jeff Jones, Bruce Jones, Michael Hague, and others. Stories by Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Ursula Le Guin, Edgar Allan Poe, and others. Part 2 of a Frank Frazetta interview with photos. All of these gorgeous volumes were sadly created with weak bindings. So, while they are gems for collectors of both the artists and authors, if you open any copy abruptly to the extreme, it may crack. If you handle it cautiously, it will last a lifetime. Just a word to the wise, no matter who you buy a copy from. Contains some nudes, so for mature readers. Just larger than the scanner bed so the cover images are slightly cropped. See covers  $29

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THE ART OF THE BROTHERS HILDEBRANDT with text by Ian Summers. Softback, FN, 1979, First Edition, First Printing, Ballantine Books, ISBN: 0-345-27396-6, size 11 x 10.25 inches, 108 pages, O/P. Features the artwork of Timothy and Gregory Hildebrandt, with 40 full color paintings, reproduced one per page with some double page spreads, and another 10 B&W illustrations. Includes plates from the 1976 to 1978 J.R.R. Tolkien calendars, book covers, paintings from the brothers' private collection, and of course, the famous 1977 Star Wars poster. See covers  $22

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CHRISTIE'S EAST COMIC COLLECTIBLES AUCTION CATALOGS 1992 and 1993 SET Softbacks, Catalog 1, Saturday, October 31, 1992, As New-, Unstated First Edition/First Printing, Christie's East, size 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, 128 pages, O/P. 532 lots are listed with color and black & white reproductions of rare comic book and pulp covers with original comic book and strip artwork. Short biographies for Frank Frazetta, Steve Ditko, Chester Gould, Jim Steranko, Walt Kelly, George Herriman, Jack Burnley, Hank Ketcham, with artwork by all represented. Catalog 2, Saturday, October 30, 1993, FN-, Unstated First Edition/First Printing, Christie's East, size 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, 112 pages, O/P. 449 lots are listed with color and black & white reproductions of rare comic book covers with original comic book and strip artwork. Short biography for Frank Frazetta, and blurbs on Mort Drucker, Tim and Greg Hildebrandt, Dave Wenzel, Dave Stevens, and Steve Bissette, with artwork by all represented. Some of Bill Gaines EC file copies were offered for sale at both auctions. Besides the above named artist, originals by Jack Kirby, Boris Vallejo, Berni Wrightson, Kelly Freas, Alex Raymond, Burne Hogarth, Charles Schulz, Norman Saunders, Hal Foster, Carl Barks, Ken Kelly, Michael Kaluta, Wendy Pini, and too many more to mention are also reproduced in these slick volumes. Cover artwork by Frank Frazetta on both catalogs. Sheets with the realized prices are included for both auctions. See catalog 1 covers  See catalog 2 covers  Both for $45

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CLODS' LETTERS TO MAD Compiled by Jerry DeFuccio and illustrated by Al Jaffee. Softback, FN-, December 1974, First Printing, Warner Books 76055, SBN: 0-446-76055-2, size 5.25 x 8 inches, 96 pages, O/P. Typical MAD humor from the "usual gang of idiots," with Alfred E. Neuman drawn in many spot illustrations. Oversized, not like the regular Signet paperback series. See covers  $20

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COLLECTING NOSTALGIA by John Mebane. Paperback, FN-, Published 1966, 1972 First Paperback Edition, Popular Library, SBN: 445-03008-150, 368 pages, O/P. Loaded with B&W photos and illustrations. While the pages are beginning to tan, hence the FN- grade, the integrity of the book is "As New" - even the original Kent Cigarette ad is still intact! Claims to be the first guide to antiques of the 1930s and 1940s. Another well researched volume with outdated values. This book is a good read and more of a history of the period than your standard price guide. Some of the many sections include Comic Books, Mickey Mouse/Disney, Coca-Cola, Toys, Games, Ceramics, Glassware, War Items, Home Furnishings, Automobiles, Books, Smoking, Fine Art, and much more! See covers  $10

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COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE - See The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide below

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CRIME AND PUZZLEMENT by Lawrence Treat and illustrated by Leslie Cabarga. Softback, FN, First Published 1981, December 1985, Fourth Printing, David R. Godine Publisher, ISBN: 0-87923-405-9, size 6.75 x 8.5 inches, 80 pages, O/P edition. The story copyrights stretch back over 70 years, but the entertainment is timeless in this "you solve the crime" book. Cabarga has drawn all the interior "crime scene" puzzle illustrations and the cover artwork. If you are a fan of Leslie's underground and ground level comics work, then you will definitely want this book for your collection. Includes the original publisher's business reply card. See covers  $7

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CURIOS AND COLLECTIBLES - A PRICE GUIDE TO THE NEW ANTIQUES edited by Ralph DeVincenzo. Paperback, FN-, 1971, Dafran House, 192 pages plus 16 pages of color photographs, O/P. Loaded with B&W photos and illustrations. Nicely researched, this book features sections on unusual collectibles, along with the more common. Outdated values, but great history. Sections include Comic Books, Cartoon & Radio Characters, Avon Bottles, Banks, British & US Medals, Buttons, Coca-Cola Bottles, Watches, Enamelware, Fruit Jars, Heisey Glass, Insulators, Ku Klux Klan, Lighter Than Air/Zeppelins, Matchbox Cars, Model Ships, Money, Paper Dolls, Pocket Knives, Rookwood, Scrimshaw, Slavery Items, Steam Engines, Tables, Toys, and more! Note: This book was published without a cover price! So, a sticker price was added, which you can see in the cover scan. See covers  $15

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CYCLE OF THE WEREWOLF by Stephen King with illustrations by Berni Wrightson. Softback, As New, April 1985, First Signet Printing, ISBN: 0-451-82111-4, size 6 x 9 inches, 128 pages, O/P edition. Front cover title and image is embossed, not printed flat like later editions. Filled with gorgeous color paintings and B&W drawings by Wrightson that enhance King's year of horror for a victim of lycanthropy. See covers  $15

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DISNEYANA: WALT DISNEY COLLECTIBLES by Cecil Munsey. Hardback (VG: price stamped in upper right corner of first page, interior pages are As New-) with Dust Jacket (VG-: 1 1/8 inch tear at top end flap wraparound, minor bubbling), 1974, Unstated Edition (assumed First), First Printing, Walt Disney Productions/Hawthorn Books, ISBN: 0-8015-2138-6, size 8.75 x 11.25 inches, 400 pages plus endpapers, O/P. Lavishly illustrated with over 500 B&W photos and 16 pages of color, this large volume (weighs over 3 pounds) takes you through the merchandising history of Walt Disney Productions. The journey begins before the creation of Mickey Mouse and ends with Walt Disney World memorabilia of the seventies. Books, comics, toys, dolls, animation cels, movie posters, games, clothing, figurines, Mickey Mouse Club products, Disneyland, and much more are covered. Several detailed appendices are published at the end. You'll also get a good laugh at the printed sample realized auction prices for some collectibles, when you compare them to today's astronomic prices. Nice early reference work. See covers  $20

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THE FANTASTIC ART OF FRANK FRAZETTA / FRANK FRAZETTA: BOOKS TWO - FIVE COMPLETE SET: Edited by Betty Ballantine, this is the complete, out of print, set of Peacock Press/Bantam Book volumes dedicated to the master of Fantasy and Sword & Sorcery artwork. Each 96 page, 9 x 11 inch, softback book is filled with meticulously reproduced color and black & white artwork, both published and unpublished, by Frank Frazetta. Books 1 to 4 have introductions by Betty Ballantine and the last volume includes a short interview with Frazetta. "Fantastic Art (Book 1)": A 7/8 inch, gradually lessening, upper right corner mild compression (no effect on artwork) and some roughness in spots on the spine edge keep this out of an As New grade, M1013, November 1976, 5th Printing; "Book Two": Nine 3/4 inch circular marks visible only at an angle on the front cover (appear bindery created) and a 2.5 inch tall "V" shaped minor indentation on the back cover keep this out of an As New grade, M1057-3, June 1977, First Printing; "Book Three": As New-, 01136-7, August 1978, First Printing; "Book Four": 1 5/8 inch compression (no effect on artwork) at the very top left edge keeps this out of an As New- grade, 01349-1, May 1981, 2nd Printing; "Book Five": As New, 34175-8, June 1985, First Printing, the most difficult of the five volumes to locate, especially in this condition. Naturally loaded with nudes, so for mature readers. See Book 1 covers   See Book 2 covers   See Book 3 covers   See Book 4 covers   See Book 5 covers  All 5 books for $395

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THE FANTASTIC ART OF ROWENA by Rowena Morrill. Hardback (As New) with Dust Jacket (FN-), 1983, First Printing, Pocket Books, Book Club Edition, size 8.75 x 11.25 inches, 64 pages plus endpapers, O/P. Labeled by many as the premiere female fantasy artist, Rowena guides you through her painting techniques in this her first book. Rowena's artwork is published in full color, one image per page, with her text describing each painting appearing on the opposite page. Insightful early look into the artist's work. Foreword by Theodore Sturgeon. Introduction by Boris Vallejo. See covers  $16

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FANTASTIC SCIENCE-FICTION ART 1926 - 1954 edited and introduced by Lester Del Rey. Softback, FN, September 1975, First Printing, Ballantine Books, SBN: 345-24731-0-595, size 8.75 x 11.75 inches, 96 pages, O/P. This volume reprints, in full color, one per page, the cover artwork of classic early science fiction pulp and digest magazines. Includes works by Frank R. Paul, Leo Morey, Howard V. Brown, Robert Fuqua, Earle Bergey, Hubert Rogers, Malcolm Smith, Alejandro, H.R. Van Dongen, Alex Schomburg, and Frank Kelly Freas. Nice collection of covers and back covers, including a number of historically significant works. See covers  $20

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THE FRANK FRAZETTA PORTFOLIO - See this on Comic Book Magazines

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FRANK KELLY FREAS: AS HE SEES IT by Frank Kelly Freas and Laura Brodian Freas. Hardback with Dust Jacket, As New, 2000, First Edition, First Printing, Paper Tiger, ISBN: 1-85585-848-7, size 8.5 x 12 inches, 112 pages plus illustrated endpapers, UK Import, O/P. Multi-Hugo Award winning Science Fiction illustrator Kelly Freas takes you on a firsthand journey though his career, with the bulk of the work presented from the 1970s to the 1990s. This volume predominantly contains full page color reproductions, with a smattering of reduced color artwork and a few older black & white illustrations thrown in to balance things out. Most of the work shown comes from Kelly's published cover paintings, but a few unpublished works and interior illustrations are presented, as well. Nice companion book to his earlier collections "The Art Of Science Fiction" and "A Separate Star." Foreword by Tim Powers. Original Paper Tiger post card still inside!  See covers  $49

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GAUNTLET: EXPLORING THE LIMITS OF FREE EXPRESSION No. 2 edited by Barry Hoffman. Softback, FN, 1991, Gauntlet, Inc., ISBN: 0-9629-659-0-1, size 6 x 9.25 inches, 400 pages, O/P. Collected volume dealing with censorship in all forms of media. Stephen King Special with 6 articles about King and an article by him concerning the X rating in films, Stephen Bissette, Art Spiegelman interview, original strip by Russ Miller, Martin Salisbury on Hot Box, interviews with Wes Craven, Jack Valenti and Pedro Almodovar, Horror filmmakers versus the MPAA, the new NC-17 rating, Ray Bradbury section with an interview and two pieces by him, Piers Anthony, 2 Live Crew and The Music Scene, and much more! Cover art by Charles Lang. You must be 18 years of age or older to order this book. See covers  $25

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A GLEEFUL GUIDE TO OCCULT COOKERY - THE SAUCERER'S APPRENTICE by Will Eisner with Judy Mann (recipes). Softback, VG-, 1974, Only Edition and Printing, Poorhouse Press, size 8 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches, 64 pages, O/P. Whimsically written for mature audiences and gorgeously drawn, using several different illustration methods, by Eisner. This book is part of Will's "Gleeful Guide" series and explores all aspects (with tongue planted firmly in cheek) of occult cookery. Eisner explains in humorous strip format how curses, charms, cures, and defensive sorcery works, plus how to tell if you are bewitched. Every page carries artwork by Will and he even provides the book's introduction. While no one can guarantee the recipes will cure bad breath or prevent dandruff, they are all the real deal for tastiness. See covers  $29

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GREAT MOMENTS IN BABY HISTORY by Peter Mayle and Arthur Robins. Softback/Spiral Bound, As New-, 1980, First Collier Books Edition, Collier Books, size 9 x 11 inches, ISBN: 0-02-077370-6, 50 pages, O/P. Hysterical photo album intended for new parents to use capturing their baby's memorable early moments. Places on each page to attach photos and make notations, as your child takes their first bath, utters their first word, gets their first tooth-dog-cat-baby sitter, etc. Full color cartoons throughout by Arthur Robins are fun to look at, even if you don't have a baby! Printed on heavy stock. See covers  $20

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HAPPINESS IS A WARM PUPPY by Charles M. Schulz. Softback, FN, published 1962, November 1970, First Printing, TW 1801, Scholastic Book Services, size 5.5 x 5.5 inches, 64 pages, O/P edition. Charlie Brown, Snoopy and The Peanuts gang lead you through a book filled with "Happiness Is..." sentiments. Printed on orange paper stock. See covers  $14

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AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE PULP MAGAZINE by Ron Goulart. Paperback, FN-, Published 1972, September 1973, First Ace Printing, Ace Books, SBN: 441-37070-125, 192 pages, O/P. The original title was "Cheap Thrills." Goulart presents an overview of pulp novels from roughly the 1920s to 1940s. The Shadow, Doc Savage, The Lone Ranger, Tarzan, and a host of other titles are explored. Contains 16 pages of B&W pulp cover reproductions and interior illustrations. See covers  $14

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JIM SILKE SKETCHBOOK VOLUME 1 by Jim Silke. Softback with French flaps, As New, December 2012, First Printing, Flesk Publications, ISBN: 978-1-933865-46-1, size 9 x 12 inches, 64 pages, O/P. Excellent slightly oversized book devoted to Silke's work from the 1970s to the 2000s. Includes sketches, roughs, preliminaries, studies, and finished artwork, in both color and B&W, divided into three sections: Preparatory Drawings For Rascals In Paradise, Pinups and Covers, and Recent Work. Jim's focus, as usual, is on the female form. Contains many interesting notations by Silke as he swaps the faces of various women on the characters he is developing. Naturally filled with nude figures, so for mature readers. Cover scans slightly cropped due to the volume size. See covers  $16

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LARRY GORE'S THING by Larry Gore. Paperback, VG+, April 1970, 1st Printing, Avon Books S414, SBN: 380-00414-060, 144 pages, O/P. Outrageous humor by Larry Gore with many Bob Clarke illustrations throughout the book, loaded with sixties topical humor, you'll find images from "The Flying Nun" to "The Planet of the Apes," pictures of celebs from Dean Martin to Brigitte Bardot, The Marx Brothers to The Beatles. Anything goes in this wacky volume. Anthony Quinn "Hunchback of Notre Dame" cover. See covers  $25

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LOVE AND DEATH by Gershon Legman. Softback, FN, First printing published in 1949, 1963 Second Printing, Hacker Art Books, size 6 x 9 inches, 96 pages, O/P edition. Print run of only 5,000 copies! The "Not For Children" section attacks comic books and was the predecessor to Seduction of the Innocent. Includes a brief bibliography of Crime comics from 1937-47. Murder, misogyny and drugs are also sections in this classic work. A must have item for any comic book historian! Please note that the faded letters on the cover are part of the graphic design of the book and are definitely not cover wear! See covers  $40

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LYCANTHROPES by Geoff Pass. Softback, As New-, 1991, Unstated Edition/Printing, Mayfair Games, ISBN: 0-923763-30-9, size 8 1/2 x 11 inches, 128 pages, O/P. Illustrated sourcebook with 2 detailed scenarios for gaming with werewolves (or humans, if you prefer). One scenario is based on a true English mystery. The history of werewolves in folklore is also featured. Front cover painting by Joe DeVelasco and interior artwork by Ken Meyer and Ike Scott. Original Mayfair order card still inside! See covers  $25

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MACROSS (SELECT ULTRA CARD MACROSS) from the THIS IS ANIMATION series. Book: As New with a manufactured curvature, Book Sleeve: As New- with 1/2 inch back cover corner depression, Book Slipcase: VG+ due to lower left corner back cover ding, August 1983, Shogakukan, Printed in Japan, ISBN 4-09-295001-2, roughly 4.25 x 5.75 inches in size, O/P. From Studio Nue's anime series, this is a color, animation cel reproduction post card book. On the back of each of the 64 color, slick stock, images is a B&W scene or two with text all in Japanese. The post card stock images are bound at one side. These bound cards are wrapped by a heavy paper sleeve and then fit into a cardboard slipcase. Also included is the original paper bookmark and a 3 sticker sheet with the Macross logos and "Gerwalk." If you are a fan of the anime series or Japanimation, this rare import is a must have collectible. See slipcase cover, sleeve and sample post card  $39

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MARVEL COMICS POSTCARD BOOK Softback, As New-, 1978, Unstated Edition/Printing, Nostalgia Inc., ISBN 0-517-535580, size 8.5 x 11 inches, O/P. 32 detachable post cards (4 full size post cards per page) with artwork by Jack Kirby, John Romita, Gil Kane, Frank Brunner, John & Sal Buscema, and others. Cover art by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. Most major Marvel characters featured including Spider-Man, The Hulk, The Avengers, The X-Men, Captain America, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, Dr. Doom, Iron Man, Thor, and more! Note: This is the First Edition; a later edition was published by Random House Value Publishing. See covers  $50

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MASQUERADE written and illustrated by Kit Williams. Hardback with Dust Jacket, As New, 1979, First American Edition, November 1980, Second Printing, Schocken Books, ISBN: 0-8052-3747-X, size 8.75 x 11.25 inches, 36 pages including endpapers, O/P edition. The book that started a treasure hunt phenomenon. This beautifully painted fantasy story held the clues to an actual buried treasure. Unfortunately, the real world story of the quest for the gold hare ended in scandal. Included with this book is an article by Israel Shenker about the winner, who later turned out to be a fraud. See covers  $20

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OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE FANTASTICS by Michael Resnick. Softback, FN-, 1976, House of Collectibles, size 5 x 7 inches, 216 pages, O/P. The prices are outdated, but this is still an excellent color and B&W illustrated reference work for Science Fiction & Fantasy collectibles. Includes sections on pulps, digests, books, magazines, fanzines, radio premiums, original artwork, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cover reproductions and artwork by Frank Frazetta, Kelly Freas, Frank Paul, Roy Krenkel, Virgil Finlay, J. Allen St. John, and others!  See covers  $9

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THE OFFICIAL UNDERGROUND AND NEWAVE COMIX PRICE GUIDE #1 by Jay Kennedy. Softback, As New, Summer 1982, First Edition, Boatner Norton Press, ISBN: 0-9606654-3-9, size 5 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches, 304 pages including a 16 page color section, O/P. While the guide prices are out of date, this is still the definitive research work on underground (and ground level) comix from their beginnings to 1982. Just over 300 pages, profusely illustrated with B&W cover shots and 16 pages of color classic cover reproductions, also a nice selection of artist photos. For mature readers. Articles by industry founders Don Donahue, Ron Turner, Denis Kitchen, Gary Arlington, and artists Jay Lynch and S. Clay Wilson. Cover artwork by Bill Griffith. Not much more to say except this book looks like you just reached for it off the shelf back in 1982. See covers  $69

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THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK GRADING GUIDE by Robert M. Overstreet and Gary Carter. Softback, FN, May 1992, First Edition, First Avon Books Trade Printing, The Confident Collector/Avon, ISBN: 0-380-76910-7, size 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches, 304 pages, includes The Owl Card missing from many copies, O/P edition. Detailed guide to grading comic books, profusely illustrated in B&W with a 16 page color section. Introduces the 100 point grading system and the 10 point whiteness scale. Critical tool for all comic book and magazine collectors. Green banner version. See covers  $18

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THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE by Robert M. Overstreet.
All are Softback editions, except #22 is a Hardback, and are priced well below Guide Value. All O/P, size 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches, heavily illustrated with hundreds of cover reproductions, color sections in all except #3. Each volume contains a wealth of comic book history, with the later volumes containing a number of feature articles. (Please review book grading definitions, if you are only familiar with Overstreet's comic book grading. A VG or FN Book is comparatively in better condition that a VG or FN Comic Book). SPECIAL: Buy 3 or more Price Guides (#3 - 30) and take 20% off the total Price Guide order.

VOLUME #1 SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S REPRODUCTION White Cover, NM, July 1993, 28 pages, Overstreet's GiveAway Gimmick #2 from the Comic Book Monthly that reproduces a portion of the first Comic Book Price Guide published in 1970. Fun reference work. See covers  $8

VOLUME #3 Christmas Comic Book Collage Cover, VG+, 1973, 404 pages, the sparse early days of the guide are represented here. Mint prices for: Action #1 - $1,000, Detective #27 - $850, Marvel Comics #1 - $700, and Daredevil #1 or X-Men #1 for $8 each. Ah, the good ol' days! See covers  $225

VOLUME #6 The Spirit cover by Will Eisner. VG+, 1976. Features a chronology of the American comic book, Will Eisner interview by Jerry DeFuccio, Good Girl Art article, "Understanding the Classics" (Classics Comics/Illustrated), Tom Mix Comics radio premiums, market reports, and much more. See covers  $55

VOLUME #7 Porky Pig and Bugs Bunny cover by Carl Barks. VG/FN, 1977, Harmony Books, ISBN: 0-517-529475. Features a chronology of the American comic book, Carl Barks article with color galleries of Barks' Scrooge oil paintings and classic comic book covers, collecting Esoteric Comics, the "Understanding the Classics" (Classics Comics/Illustrated), Tom Mix Comics radio premiums, market reports, and much more. See covers  $55

VOLUME #8 Torchy / Good Girl Art cover by Bill Ward. VG, 1978, Harmony Books, ISBN: 0-517-533456. Features a chronology of the American comic book, Good Girl Art color cover gallery, Tarpe Mills by Trina Robbins, Jay Disbrow autobiography, The Man Behind Torchy by Bill Ward, Women in comics article, "Understanding the Classics" (Classics Comics/Illustrated), market reports, and much more. See covers  $50

VOLUME #9 E.C. Science Fiction cover by Wally Wood. FN, 1979, Harmony Books, ISBN: 0-517-53696X. Features a chronology of the American comic book, E.C. article with color cover gallery, Seduction of the Innocent article, "Understanding the Classics" (Classics Comics/Illustrated), market reports, and much more. See covers  $100

VOLUME #9 E.C. Science Fiction cover by Wally Wood. VG-, 1979, Harmony Books, ISBN: 0-517-53696X. Features a chronology of the American comic book, E.C. article with color cover gallery, Seduction of the Innocent article, "Understanding the Classics" (Classics Comics/Illustrated), market reports, and much more. See covers  $35

VOLUME #10 Captain America, Human Torch and Sub-Mariner Timely Heroes cover by Alex Schomburg. VG/FN, 1980, Harmony Books, ISBN: 0-517-540215. Features a chronology of the American comic book, history of Timely Comics with a color cover gallery, "Understanding the Classics" (Classics Comics/Illustrated), market reports, and much more. See covers  $90

VOLUME #11
Horror Comics cover by L. B. Cole. FN+ with 5/8 inch faint remainder mark on bottom edge, 1981, Harmony Books, ISBN: 0-517-542684. Features a chronology of the American comic book, L.B. Cole article with color cover gallery, 3-D Comic Books article, "Understanding the Classics" (Classics Comics/Illustrated), market reports, and much more. See covers  $50

VOLUME #12
Alfred E. Neuman / MAD cover by Norman Mingo. FN-, 1982, Harmony Books, ISBN: 0-517-543494. Features a chronology of the American comic book, Norman Mingo and Alfred E. Neuman by Jerry DeFuccio, The Pop Hollinger story, "Understanding the Classics" (Classics Comics/Illustrated), market reports, and much more. See covers  $50

VOLUME #13
Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman DC Infinity cover by Don Newton and Joe Rubinstein. VG/FN, 1983, Harmony Books, ISBN: 0-517-54916-6. Features a chronology of the American comic book, DC before Superman article with color cover reproductions of the earliest DC comics, Old Time Radio Premiums article with color reproductions of scarce rings and badges, reminiscences of DC editor Jack Schiff, "Understanding the Classics" (Classics Comics/Illustrated), market reports, and much more. See covers  $45

VOLUME #15
Marvel Family cover by C.C. Beck. FN+, 1985, Harmony Books, ISBN: 0-517-55680-4, 624 pages plus 32 color pages. Features a chronology of the American comic book, article on Charles Clarence Beck and Fawcett Comics, Mr. Mind and The Monster Society of Evil by C.C. Beck, "Understanding the Classics" (Classics Comics/Illustrated), market reports, and much more. See covers  $40

VOLUME #20
Justice League of America cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson. FN-, 1990, House of Collectibles, ISBN:0-876-37820-3, 768 pages plus 40 color pages. Features a chronology of the American comic book, detailed chronology of the earliest Silver Age comics, Justice League of America article, "Understanding the Classics" (Classics Comics/Illustrated), market reports, and much more. See covers  $20

VOLUME #22
Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin cover by Mark Bagley and John Romita. Hardback Edition, FN-, 1992, Avon Books, size 5 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches, ISBN: 0-380-76912-3, 772 pages plus 40 color pages. Features a chronology of the American comic book, detailed history of Atlas Comics with color cover reprints, history of Spider-Man with a color cover gallery, "Understanding the Classics" (Classics Comics/Illustrated), market reports, and much more. See covers  $30

VOLUME #30 50th Anniversary of EC Comics cover by Al Williamson. As New, 2000, Harper Collins, ISBN: 0-06-095734-4, 960 pages. Features several articles on EC comics, Al Williamson, chronology of the American comic book with historic firsts noted, understanding Classics Illustrated comics, promotional comics, Platinum Age of Comics, Color Gallery of Rare Comic Book Covers, 2000 market report, and much more. See covers  $22

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PIDGIN TO DA MAX HANA HOU by Douglas Simonson, Ken Sakata, Pat Sasaki, and Todd Kurosawa; Illustrated by Douglas Simonson (Peppo), Todd Kurosawa and Angie Acain. Softback, FN+, 1982, Unstated First Edition, Peppovision Inc., size 8 x 10.5 inches, 112 pages, O/P edition. A riotous "A to Z guide" with all-new words and B&W cartoons taking you on a trip through the Hawaiian Pidgin language. This is the original sequel to "Pidgin To Da Max," later editions are stated as such and are smaller in size (shrunk to 7.5 x 9), or come through a different publisher (Bess Press). See covers  $22

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THE SIMPSONS XMAS BOOK by Matt Groening and Mimi Pond. Hardback, As New, 1990, First Edition, First Printing, Harper Perennial, ISBN: 0-06-096581-9, size 9.75 x 8.75 inches, 52 pages, O/P. Gorgeous full color adaptation of the December 17, 1989 first TV Christmas Special with all the dialog reproduced, images taken directly from the animation cels. Full cast and crew credits listed at the end. Read the origin of Santa's Little Helper. $12.95 cover price. (2 copies available) See covers  $9

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SOTHEBY'S MAD ABOUT MAD: 30 YEARS OF ORIGINAL MAD ART Softback, As New-, 1995, Unstated First Edition/First Printing, Sotheby's Inc., size 8 1/4 x 10 5/8 inches, 144 pages, O/P. This is the auction catalog for Sale #6754 at Sotheby's Auction House in New York, NY on Friday, October 20, 1995 of original artwork from Mad Magazine. 402 lots are listed with color and black & white reproductions of the original artwork from 1964 to 1992. Biographies for Bill Gaines, Harvey Kurtzman, Joe Orlando, Jack Davis, Will Elder, Kelly Freas, Dave Berg, Al Jaffee, Bob Clarke, Angelo Torres, Paul Coker Jr., Norman Mingo, Mort Drucker, Sergio Aragones, George Woodbridge, Peter Paul Porges, Antonio Prohias, Basil Wolverton, Don Martin, Don Edwing, Jack Rickard, Richard Williams, and James Warhola appear in the preface, with artwork by all represented in the catalog (Gaines had his desk for sale!). Originals by Boris Vallejo, Bob Jones, Armanli, Harry North, John Pound, Tom Hachtman, Sam Viviano, Jack Thurston, and John Cullen Murphy are also listed. A fun trip through the decades at Mad and a nice way to see the pure color artwork without text overlays. Cover art by Norman Mingo. A sheet with the realized prices is included! See covers  $35

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THE STERANKO HISTORY OF COMICS VOLUME ONE by Jim Steranko. Softback, saddle stitched, magazine grade VG/F+, interior pages all still white, 1970, unstated First Edition, Blue title and price on cover version, Supergraphics, oversized 10.5 x 14 inch publication, 84 pages, O/P. Jim traces the earliest history of the comic book, beginning with the comic strip influence, moving into the Pulps, then landing on the Golden Age of Comics with Superman, Batman, Captain America, Sub-Mariner, Human Torch, and the supporting characters at Timely and DC. B&W illustrations appear throughout including rare original artwork and cover reproductions. Only two volumes were ever published in this proposed six volume series, but both have stood the test of time for their wealth of information and artistic content. Gorgeous color wraparound cover artwork by Steranko. Introduction by Federico Fellini. See cover  $25

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THE STUDIO  Softback, As New- copy with a 1 1/8 inch diagonal minor bend on the bottom right front cover corner, priced as FN, 1979, First Edition, Dragon's Dream Ltd., ISBN: 90-6332-581-9, size 12 x 12 inches, 160 pages, Import, Printed in Holland, O/P. Condition note: The many black pages inside this volume are solid black. No fingerprints! No smudges! Only slight natural bowing on the covers and the aforementioned cover corner bend keeps this copy out of As New condition. The Studio was both a location and a collective of four incredibly talented artists. This oversized volume gathers some of the early illustrative work by Jeffrey Jones, Michael William Kaluta, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Berni Wrightson. Beside the predominant full page (and some double page) poster, portfolio plate and cover paintings, you'll also find a few comic book and comic strip illustrations that formed the earliest portions of their careers. Idea sketches and roughs are sprinkled throughout. There is a short introduction that tells the origin of the Studio and features color photographs from inside the workspace with the artists. Gorgeous long out of print volume. Contains nudes, for mature readers. See covers  $165

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TALES FROM THE CRYPT by Jack Oleck. Paperback, VG-: spine color break, 1972, Fourth Printing, Bantam S7439, SBN: 553-07439-075, 128 pages, O/P. Novelization of the classic E.C. stories used in the 1972 film, adapted from the screenplay by Milton Subotsky, based on stories by Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein. Film poster skull image on the front cover and four color scenes from the film on the back cover. See covers  $10

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2000 A.D. ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF SCIENCE FICTION PULPS by Jacques Sadoul. Softback, VG+ (grade due to a roughly 1/2 inch lower right corner compression that effects pages 140 and back), published 1973 as "Hier L'An 2000" in France, 1975, First U.S. Edition, Henry Regnery Company, ISBN: 0-8092-8117-1, size 8 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches, 176 pages, O/P. Take a trip through the classic pulp years from 1926 to 1953 with artwork by the genre masters. Includes illustrations by Frank R. Paul, Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok, Alex Schomburg, Earle Bergey, Leo Morey, Margaret Brundage, Murphy Anderson, A. Leydenfrost, Elliot Dold, H. W. Wesso, and others. Predominantly black and white reproductions with some color pages scattered throughout the book. Chapters include Robots, Spaceships, Women, Dream Weapons, Beasts, Machines and Cities of the Future. Includes a one page guide to the principal pulp titles mentioned. Front cover art by Brian Miller. Preface by A. E. Van Vogt. See covers  $16

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VIRGIL FINLAY'S PHANTASMS  Hardback, As New, 1993, First Edition, Underwood/Miller, ISBN: 0-88733-173-4, size 8 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches, 144 pages plus endpapers, O/P. Contains 140 black & white illustrations, including a self-portrait, by one of the greatest science fiction and fantasy illustrators of all time. This volume features many of Finlay's more "fantastic" subjects with a handful of nudes. Artwork from the 1930s to the 1960s is meticulously reproduced one image per page. Introduction by Stephen Fabian. Original publisher's post card is still inside! See covers  $99

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VIRGIL FINLAY'S WOMEN OF THE AGES  Hardback, As New, 1992, Unstated First Edition, Underwood/Miller, ISBN: 0-88733-136-X, size 8 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches, 160 pages plus endpapers, O/P. Contains over 140 black & white illustrations, including a self-portrait, by one of the greatest science fiction and fantasy illustrators of all time. As the title indicates, this volume focuses on the female form with many nudes included. Artwork from the 1930s to the 1960s is meticulously reproduced, one image per page, from Finlay's work published in a variety of places, including Weird Tales, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Startling Stories, and American Weekly. Foreword by Lail Finlay Hernandez. Introduction by Gerry de la Ree. Suggested for mature readers. See covers  $49

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VISIONS: THE ART OF ARTHUR SUYDAM (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION) Hardback, As New book with As New- Dust Jacket, February 1995, First Edition, First Printing, Alexander Gallery/Dark Horse Books, ISBN: 1-56971-044-9, size 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches, 130 pages plus endpapers, O/P. Signed limited edition of 1,000 copies with the additional tipped in illustrated page that is hand signed in pencil by Arthur Suydam. This is an unnumbered artists proof copy. This oversized volume is divided into four sections representing Suydam's work in Paintings, Children's Books, Drawings, and Comics. Obviously very inspired by Frank Frazetta, Arthur's work still maintains its own unique humor and style. Predominantly beautifully reproduced full page paintings and color illustrations, this book also contains many black & white drawings and studies. Included are cover paintings for the Dark Horse "Alien" series, illustrations from "The Wind In The Willows" and "Br'er Rabbit," Mudwogs, and a number of unpublished drawings. Introduction by Franz Henkel. Contains a few nude drawings, so for mature readers. See covers  See signed page and cover  $150

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YUSHA RAIDEEN and GO!! GO!! RAIDEEN (TV Hero Series Books 3 and 4 Set) Hardbacks, Book 3 As New- and Book 4 FN- (4 inch, pen point, front cover indentation), no date printed but I've seen these listed in publications from 1979 so they are seventies, Froebel-Kan Co. Ltd, Japanese Import Editions, size 7 1/4 x 10 3/8 inches, printed in Japan, distributed in Hawaii, O/P. Two all-color, animation cel reproduction books printed on 12 heavy board pages. For Anime fans. These contain both English and Japanese lyrics to the songs in the Tohokushinsha Films series, as well as the sheet music! Sold as a set. See Yusha covers  See Go Go covers  Both for $20

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