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1 (Anonymous: No author credited) FLASH GORDON BOOK THREE: CRISIS ON CITADEL II
New York: Tempo Books/Grosset & Dunlap/A Filmways Company, (1980). First edition: Paperback Original. Tempo #12963-9. Mass Market Paperback. A nearly fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps with cover art by Boris Vallejo: Flash--on his knees!--defends himself against a bald, greenish giant (android?) whose left arm has been severed just below the shoulder and seems to be spewing sparks. 
Third entry in the Tempo's series of new adventures for the dauntless (and enduringingly popular) comic book space hero. The De Laurentis big screen adaptation starring Sam Jones and featuring a Queen soundtrack (Flash!) also premiered in 1980. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 (Bartel, Paul). Deitch, Kim EATING RAOUL
(New York): (Mercury Film Dist., Inc.), (1982). First edition. This copy has been SIGNED by Paul Bartel to the top verso of the front cover. Cheap paper tanning, mild creases and wear to the covers, else a near fine copy in colorful stapled wraps. 
Comic book rendition by Kim Deitch of Paul Bartel's black comedy cult film, adapted from the screenplay by Paul Bartel and Dick Blackburn, with art by Kim Deitch, Carol Lay, Warren Greenwood, Rich Chaidlaw and Shawn Kerri. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 (Burroughs, Edgar Rice). McWhorter, George T. THE BURROUGHS BULLETIN, NUMBER 39: SUMMER, 1999
Louisville, KY: The Burroughs Bibliophiles, Inc., 1999. First edition, first printing: staplebound periodical. Magazine. Fine, in stiff color-illustrated wraps. 36 pages, printed throughout on coated stock. Generously illustrated in black-and-white. 
Issue of the ERB fanzine, a quite sophisticated publication, this number features a piece by Irwin Porges on Burroughs's long-lost "first" story, coverage of the Disney adaptation of TARZAN, articles on Tarzan comics (Van Hise), gallery of Mike Cho, more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 (Crosby, Percy). Robinson, Jerry SKIPPY AND PERCY CROSBY
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1978). 0030184916 / 9780030184918 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Quarto. [156] pages.
Skippy was a comic strip drawn by Percy Crosby--considered by many to be one of the classics of the American newspaper strip. This excellent book contains a biography of Crosby as well as a generous selection from Skippy. Introduction by Jules Feiffer. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 (De Carlo, Dan). Smith, Mary DAN DECARLO
(Canoga Park, California): [no publisher], (2002). Second edition: a large-format paperback. With an introduction by Stan Lee. Trade Paperback. A hint of age-toning to spine, else fine, as-new, unread, in stiff, slick, color-illustrated wraps. 
Betty, Veronica, Millie, Sabrina, Josie and the Pussycats! Collection of the influential comic book artist's work, from his early baseball funnies in the mid-thirties, to his work at Marvel with Lee, and his forty years as Archie Comics' principal artist. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 (Fleming, Ian). Hama, Larry, writer & Chaykin, Howard, penciler FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: A Marvel Movie Special
New York: Marvel Comics Group, 1981. First edition: Volume 1, Number 1: October, 1981. Fine in illustrated, stapled wraps. 
The "official Marvel Comics adaptation" of the film based on Fleming's novel. Roger Moore was the reigning Bond and his likeness is used by the artists. For the Bond fan who has everything. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 (Kurtzman, Harvey). Bray, Glenn THE ILLUSTRATED HARVEY KURTZMAN INDEX
Sylmar, California: Glenn Bray, (1976). First edition: a trade paperback original; limited to 1,000 copies. Trade Paperback. Hint of wear at spine ends and folds, else a fine copy in color-illustrated wraps. Cover by Kurtzman and Jay Lynch. 117 pages, plus index. 
Lovingly assembled illustrated bibliography of the mad works (art and text) of one of the least known yet most influential mid-century pop culture phenomenons. Divided into ten categories, with repros of Harvey's work on virtually every page. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 (Longstreet, Stephen). Weiner, Henri CRIME ON THE CUFF
New York: William Morrow & Co., 1936. First edition. In black boards lettered in red to front cover, with titles and silhouette device to spine; illustrated dust jacket. Hardcover. Several splashes of bleaching to top-edge coloring, former owner's signature to front free endpaper, else a near fine copy ; in dust jacket with pale dampstaining to the edges, short edge tears and signficant associated creasing, a few tiny nicks. 
Longstreet's debut and the only mystery published under his real name introduces one-armed sleuth John Brass, former Secret Service man who is also a popular cartoonist, creator of the comic strip, "Georgie the G-Man." Aka: THE CASE OF THE SEVERED SKULL. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Bagge, Peter BUDDY THE DREAMER: Vol. II of the Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from HATE
(Seattle, WA): Fantagraphics Books, (1994). 156097155X / 9781560971559 First edition: signed, limited edition: #13 of 600 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author/artist to a bookplate affixed to half-title. Hardcover. Fine, in full black cloth with silver lettering and devices; in a very nearly fine, faintly age-toned illustrated dust jacket that shows mild edgewear and a short closed tear to front flap. Tall octavo. Graphic novel, illustrated throughout in b&w. 
"The serio-comic exploits of Buddy Bradley and his gang of paranoids, manic-depressives, potheads, and fashion slaves trying to negotiate the ragged terrain of early adulthood have struck a deep chord with their real life counterparts."--Boston Globe. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 Benton, Mike THE COMIC BOOK IN AMERICA: An Illustrated History
Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company, (1989). 0878336591 / 9780878336593 Second printing. Quarto. Hardcover. Some mild spotting to binding, especially to rear cover, else near fine, in blue cloth with silver spine lettering; in an age-toned, else fine dust jacket. Printed on coated stock throughout. Generously illustrated in color with many covers and panels. 
Lively and comprehensive account of the comic book's evolution, from its primitive beginnings in the thirties as crude collections of newspaper strips, through the Golden Age of the forties, to the upscale, glossy graphic novels of the eighties. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Bess & Jodorowsky SON OF THE GUN #3: Flesh and Filth
(Hollywood, CA): Humanoids Publishing, (2001). 1930652534 / 9781930652538 First English language edition, first printing. Translated from the French by Justin Kelly. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in laminated, pictorial boards. Quarto-sized graphic novel. Illustrated in full-color throughout. 
"The darkest, most over-the-top series Humanoids has ever published. Jodorowsky's tale of hit man Juan Solo's ascent from poverty to the Governor's Mansion has come at the cost of his soul. Juan has committed heinous acts that can hardly be imagined." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Burroughs, Edgar Rice; Foster, Hal, illustrator EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN IN COLOR: VOLUME 2 (1932-1933)
(New York): Flying Buttress Classics Library, (1993). 1561630632 / 9781561630639 First edition. Folio. Hardcover. A fine, as-new copy, in green faux-(alligator?) leather binding lettered in silver; with illustrated endsheets; comics reproduced in color on heavy stock; in full-color illustrated dust jacket. 
Tarzan collector Ray Bradbury provides an enthusiastic foreword, and series editor Bill Blackbeard an illustrated introduction to Foster and to Tarzan in his newspaper comics incarnation. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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13 Caidin, Martin BUCK ROGERS: A Life in the Future
(Lake Geneva, WI): TSR, (1995). 0786901446 / 9780786901449 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Bumping to lower corner tips, ding to upper rear cover, thus very good; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket painting by Larry Elmore. 
"Novelization based on the life of the comic strip character. Includes a 32-page color reproduction of a 1933 childrens book, BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25th CENTURY by Phil Nowlan and Dick Calkins."--Locus. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 Collins, Max Allan; Rayner, Richard Piers, art ROAD TO PERDITION
New York: Pocket Books, (2002). 0743442245 / 9780743442244 Reprint. Trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Fine in photo-pictorial wraps. SIGNED by Collins to the title-page. 
"ROAD TO PERDITION shows, better than anything I've seen, just how powerful and unique a storytelling form the graphic novel can be. This book fulfills the basic requirement of art: it is both surprising and inevitable."--Donald Westlake. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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15 Craig, Johnny, artwork by THE VAULT OF HORROR
West Plains, Missouri: Russ Cochran, Publisher, 1982. First edition, first printing. Fine: twenty-nine 9.5''x13'' loose prints reproducing covers for the EC comic, THE VAULT OF HORROR, printed in brilliant, full-color, with b&w inside cover ads on the reverse, on heavy coated stock; housed in original b&w illustrated envelope. 
Loose portfolio of EC covers, (the same ones used for Cochran's VAULT OF HORROR), here trimmed to include the entire cover; colored especially for this series by EC's original colorist Marie Severin. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Craig, Johnny; Kamen, Jack; Evans, George; Feldstein, Al, artwork by CRIME SUSPENSE STORIES
West Plains, Missouri: Russ Cochran, Publisher, 1984. First edition, first printing. Fine: twenty-seven 9.5''x13'' loose prints reproducing covers for the EC comic, CRIME SUSPENSTORIES, printed in magnificent full-color, with b&w inside cover ads on the reverse, on heavy coated stock; housed in original b&w illustrated envelope. 
Loose portfolio of EC covers, (the same ones used for Cochran's COMPLETE CRIME SUSPENSTORIES), here trimmed to include the entire cover; colored especially for this series by EC's original colorist Marie Severin. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 Davis, Jack; Craig, Johnny; Feldstein, Al; Wood, Wally, artwork by TALES FROM THE CRYPT
West Plains, Missouri: Russ Cochran, Publisher, 1979. First edition, first printing. Fine: thirty 9.5''x13'' loose prints reproducing covers for EC's TALES FROM THE CRYPT and THE CRYPT OF TERROR, printed in full-color, with b&w inside cover ads on the reverse, on heavy coated stock; housed in near fine original b&w illustrated envelope. 
Loose portfolio of EC covers, (the same ones used for Cochran's COMPLETE CRYPT), here trimmed to include the entire cover; freshly colored especially for this series by EC's original colorist Marie Severin. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 De Haven, Tom DUGAN UNDER GROUND
New York: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, (2001). 0805057412 / 9780805057416 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a cartoon illustration by Kim Deitch. 
This eleventh book by the author and comics history expert is set in the sixties and features Roy Looby, a counter-culture cartoonist much like R. Crumb. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Disney, Walt WALT DISNEY'S STORY OF DIPPY THE GOOF
Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, (1938). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Good plus: rear cover detached at spine fold, re-attached with ancient cello-tape, chip to upper spine cloth, general wear to covers; in black cloth shelfback over pictorial boards. Approximately 5x5.5 inches. 
Very early Goofy adventure--when he was still known as Dippy! Black-and-white within, color pictorial boards. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 Eisner, Will CITY PEOPLE NOTEBOOK
Princeton, Wisconsin: Kitchen Sink Press, (1989). 0878160531 / 9780878160532 First edition, first printing. One of 1500 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author on a bookplate attached to the front endpaper, as issued. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in illustrated boards; issued without dust jacket. Quarto. 86 pages. 
In CITY PEOPLE NOTEBOOK, a sequel to his best-selling NEW YORK book of graphic essays, Eisner examines three facets of city living: time, space, and smell. As a master cartoonist, Eisner offers an insightful glimpse of the weird world of the urbanite. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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