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New York: Pocket Books, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Pocket 50059. Collects 92 drawings, over half from the New Yorker magazine.
DRAWN AND QUARTERED.
New York: Pocket Books, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First revised paperback edition. Pocket 50058. Contents of this edition differ somewhat from the contents of the 1946 paperback edition published by Bantam. Collection of 115 of the author's drawings, of which 111 originally appeared in the New Yorker magazine 1935-1942.
New York: Pocket Books, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Pocket 50062. Collects 90 drawings, the majority from the New Yorker magazine. Many feature The Addams Family.
THE ILLUSTRATED TARZAN BOOKS NO. 1.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-79 [80: ads], original pictorial boards with green cloth shelf back. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by Hal Foster from his daily comic strip. Heins TA-11.
DAVID INNES OF PELLUCIDAR. PICTURIZED FROM THE NOVELS BY EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS. 269 PICTURES BY JOHN COLEMAN BURROUGHS.
Kansas City, Missouri: House of Greystoke, . 269 illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Consists of J.C. Burroughs pen and ink drawings of ERB characters and prints the comic strip "David Innes of Pellucidar: Adventures At the Earth's Core." The first 12 pages were originally published in Hi-Spot comics #2 (1940). The full story was not published. The two six page strips at the end of this book was a re-working of the original strip and never published. All material in black and white.
Chicago, Illinois: H. H. Windsor Editor and Publishers, December 1916. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Cartoon representation from both the U.S. and foreign sources. Commentary and cartoons about the recent election, much about the ongoing war in Europe. A feature piece on Dutch artist Louis Raemaekers at the front.
NARRATIVE ILLUSTRATION: THE STORY OF THE COMICS...
Np, nd: . Octavo, pp.  2 [3-4] 5-8 [9-10] 11-14  [16: blank], [Note: two color comic inserts 4 pages and 8 pages], illustrated throughout, printed wrappers. First edition. This is one of the earliest essay's on comic books, an offprint from Print: A Quarterly Journal of Graphic Arts (Summer, 1942). It also includes two four color comic inserts, the first "The Minute Man Answers the Call" with writing credit to Gaines and illustrated by an uncredited Sheldon Moldoff, which is a promotion to buy War Bonds. The second insert is "Picture Stories From the Bible: The Story of Ruth" by Gaines and artist Don Cameron. M. C. Gaines is essentially the father of the modern comic book. In 1933 he devised a saddle stitched newsprint pamphlet which was the precursor of the modern four color comic book. Gaines founded All-American Publications which featured original material including the super-heroes Flash, Hawkman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. The financing for All-American came from his partner Jack Leibowitz. Leibowitz was also co-owner of National Allied Publications, the company that would eventually become National-DC comics. The companies were merged in 1944 with Gaines being bought out. Gaines would then go on to establish the E.C. (Educational Comics) line. After Gaines untimely death in 1947, his son Max took over the company and took it in the direction that is well known today of horror and science fiction stories during the 1950s.
New York: Warren Publishing Co., 1974-1976. Octavo, 14 issues, pictorial wrappers. Comic magazine. The first fourteen issues of the Warren publication. Reprints of The Spirit.
THE SPIRIT, NO. 1 [GREAT CLASSIC NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIPS NO. 4].
[Ann Arbor, MI: Edwin Aprill, Jr., 1966]. Large octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled. First edition. One of 300 copies printed. Collects THE SPIRIT daily newspaper strips numbers 1-93, 1941-42. Color cover with black and white interior.
THE STORY OF PHANTOM: KILLER'S TOWN...
[New York]: Avon Books, . Octavo, cover art by George Wilson, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon 17731. The ninth volume in this series.
THE STORY OF PHANTOM: THE MYSTERIOUS AMBASSADOR...
[New York]: Avon Books, . Octavo, cover art by George Wilson, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon 15545. The sixth volume in this series.
Toronto: Comic and Crypt Publications, 1972. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Stiff pictorial wrappers. Contains a White Indian story, a Thunda story and another feature.
THE QUOTABLE SANDMAN: MEMORABLE LINES FROM THE ACCLAIMED SERIES.
[New York: DC Comics, 2000]. Small octavo, illustrated by various artists including Gaiman, pictorial boards. First edition.
LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE HAUNTED HOUSE.
New York: Cupples & Leon Company, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. Later printing. The third book in this series, collecting the comic strips from 1927. Later printing, books on verso of jacket date to 1929. Still uncommon in jacket.
LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE BUCKING THE WORLD.
New York: Cupples & Leon Company, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. The fourth book in this series, collecting the comic strips from 1928.
LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE.
New York: Cupples & Leon Company, [c. 1928]. Octavo, pictorial boards. Later printing. The first book in this series, collecting the comic strips from 1925. Later printing as books on the verso of the jacket are can be dated to 1928, rear panel prices the series of books at 75 cents. Still uncommon to find in the dust jacket.
ALL THE FUNNY FOLKS: THE WONDER TALE OF HOW THE COMIC-STRIP CHARACTERS LIVE AND LOVE "BEHIND THE SCENES."
New York: The World Today, Inc., . Quarto, pp. [1-9] 10-112, color illustrations by Louis Biedermann, original green cloth, spine panel lettered in gold, color pictorial onlay affixed to front panel, pictorial endpapers. First edition. A story by Jack Lait featuring 1920's comic characters created by George McManus, George Herriman, Frederick Burr Opper, Reuben L. Goldberg, E. C. Segar, Chester Gould, all shown interacting -- at a banquet, the races (a match between Spark Plug and Maud), and at a wedding -- in color drawings (some double page) by Louis Biedermann. Louis Biederman worked as a staff assistant at King Features at this time, filling in when cartoonists went on vacation, inking different cartoonists work and pitching in on the lettering. This allowed Biederman to develop the skill of being able to copy any of the cartoonists at King features and it was he who was assigned the artwork in this book. To write the book, King Features brought in erstwhile Hollywood scriptwriter, playwright and newspaper columnist Jack Lait, who would later co-author "New York Confidential", "Chicago Confidential" and "Washington Confidential". This duo created what was in essence a marketing book about the stable of comic characters at King Features. Though the book itself is not rare, the wraparound dustwrapper containing all the Hearts/King Features characters is scarce.
THE ART OF HELLBOY.
[Milwaukee, OR]: Dark Horse Books, . Large octavo (9 1/2" x 12"), illustrated cloth. First edition. Nice inscription by Mignola on the title page with a small drawing of the head of Hellboy. Contents include color and black and white illustrations drawing from promotional art, production and sketchbook material, and story pages.
[Milwaukee, OR]: Dark Horse Comics, . Pictorial boards. First hardcover edition. This is the first hardcover edition of the work which first appeared as individual comics. Story and art by Frank Miller, color by Lynn Varley. Basis for the 2007 film about ancient Greece and the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae.
VOICE OF THE FIRE.
Atlanta/Portland: Top Shelf Productions, [, . Octavo, illustration by Jose Villarrubia, cloth backed boards. First U.S. and first hardcover edition. One of 500 numbered copies, signed by the author and the illustrator Jose Villarrubia. The author's first novel. Alan Moore is one of the seminal writers working in comics and graphic novels today. He has worked for both major U.S. comic publishers; D.C. and Marvel as well as independent publishers. His output includes WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, SWAMP THING as well as work on BATMAN, SUPERMAN, and many others. Several of his graphic novels have been filmed: "From Hell" (2001), a tale of Jack the Ripper starring Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane and Ian Richardson, "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (2003) starring Sean Connery and Watchmen (2009). Moore has won numerous awards in the comics field, The Harvey, The Eisner and many international awards and also awards outside the comics, the Hugo Award, the Bram Stoker Award and the World Fantasy Award. His graphic novel WATCHMEN was listed in the Time Magazine's all time best 100 novels (2005), the only comic make it onto the list.
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY.
[Battle Creek, Michigan and London, Canada: Kellogg Company, 1933.]. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-31 [32: ad], 22 color illustrations, pictorial wrappers, stapled. First edition. A cereal premium booklet, written by Nowlan and illustrated by Calkins, which introduced young readers to the twenty-fifth century world of Buck Rogers, his associates and his enemies. The newspaper strip ran from 1929 to 1946. It "had many imitators ... but none equaled its influence or ingenuity. It introduced more people to science fiction than any other medium before or since, with the possible exception of the motion picture, 'Star Wars.'" - Survey of Science Fiction Literature, p. 88. This is the first appearance of Buck Rogers in a comic magazine type format. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Reginald (1979; 1992).
THE STORY OF PHANTOM: THE ISLAND OF DOGS...
[New York]: Avon Books, . Octavo, cover art by George Wilson, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon 23085. The thirteenth volume in this series. Adapted from a story by Lee Falk.
THE STORY OF PHANTOM: THE GOGGLE-EYED PIRATES...
[New York]: Avon Books, . Octavo, cover art by George Wilson, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon 18184. The tenth volume in this series. Adapted from a story by Lee Falk.
THE STORY OF PHANTOM: THE HYDRA MONSTER...
[New York]: Avon Books, . Octavo, cover art by George Wilson, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon 17081. The eighth volume in this series. Adapted from a story by Lee Falk.
THE STORY OF PHANTOM: THE MYSTERY OF THE SEAHORSE...
[New York]: Avon Books, . Octavo, cover art by George Wilson, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon 15867. The seventh volume in this series. Adapted from a story by Lee Falk.