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Plastic Man Archives, Vol. 2 - First Printing
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Jack Cole, Cole, Jack, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, DC Comics, New York, 2000, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 224 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints Plastic Man stories from Plastic Man #1 and Police Comics #21-30 (1943-44).

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Plastic Man Archives, Volume 1
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Jack Cole, Cole, Jack, Fine/Fine, DC Comics, New York, 1998, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 224 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints Plastic Man stories from Police Comics #1-20 (1941-43).

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Plastic Man Archives, Volume 3
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Jack Cole, Cole, Jack, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, DC Comics, New York, 2001, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 216 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints Police Comics #31-39.

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Plastic Man Archives, Volume 4
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Jack Cole, Cole, Jack, Very Fine/Very Fine, DC Comics, New York, 2003, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 216 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints Plastic Man stories from Plastic Man #3 and Police Comics #40-49 (1945-46).

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Plastic Man Archives, Volume 5
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Jack Cole, Cole, Jack, Upper corners bumped otherwise Very Fine/Very Fine, DC Comics, New York, 2003, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 203 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints Police Comics #50-58 and Plastic Man #4.

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Bill Schelly, L. B. Cole, Schelly, Bill, Cole, L. B., Very Fine, Seattle, Fantagraphics Books, 2015, 1st, 9781606997628, 13.125 inches, 9.25 inches, 272 pages, over 400 color illustrations, Softcover, stiff oversize wraps, English

From the publisher: L.B. Cole created some of the most bizarre, proto-psychedelic, eye-popping comic book covers of all time, yet remarkably this is the...

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Absolute DC: The New Frontier
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Darwyn Cooke, Cooke, Darwyn, Fine in Fine slipcase, New York, DC Comics, 2006, 1st, 978-1401210809, 13 inches, 8.5 inches, 464 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

DC Comics Absolute Editions set the standard for the highest quality, most in-depth presentation of classic graphic novels. Each oversized volume is...

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The Spirit: Vol. 1
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Darwyn Cooke, Cooke, Darwyn, Very Fine lacking dustjacket, DC Comics, New York, 2007, 9781401214616, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 192 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Darwyn Cooke, inked by J. Bone. Darwyn Cooke - the visionary creator of the acclaimed DC: THE NEW FRONTIER - turns his attention to the classic Will...

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The Reed Crandall Reader
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Reed Crandall, Crandall, Reed, Very Fine, New York, Pure Imagination, 2011, 1st, 9781566850889, 10.5 inches, 8.25 inches, 160 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

A collection of black and white comics and illustrations by Reed Crandall from the '40s - '60s.

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The Blackhawk Archives, Vol. 1
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Will Eisner, Dick French, Bill Woolfolk, Reed Crandall, Chuck Cuidera, Eisner, Dick French, Bill Woolfolk, Will, Crandall, Chuck Cuidera, Reed, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, DC Comics, 2001, 1st, 1563897008, 10.5 inches, 6.75 inches, 238 pages, color, Hardcover, boards, English

This entry in DC's Archive Editions series collects the Blackhawk stories from the character's debut in Military Comics #1 through Military #17. In this...

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Classic Adventure Strips #5
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Fine, Roy Crane, Crane, Roy, Dragon Lady Press, 1986, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 56 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

Wash Tubbs from 11/12/32 - 4/25/33.

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Sport Drawings
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Percy Crosby, This is out of series of a limited run of 1000 signed numbered copies, but this copy is neither signed nor numbered, Fine in a VG+ slipcase. A bright pristine copy of this book., Crosby, Percy, Percy Crosby, 1933, 1st, cloth with onlaid plate

Crosby's most elaborate self-published book is this collection. Six color plates and 43 monochrome plates of drawings in charcoal, watercolor, oil,...

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Jack Davis, Davis, Jack, Limited to 250 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, in Fine box, San Diego, IDW Publishing, 2013, 1st, 9781613777206, 22 inches, 15 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This Limited Edition was signed by Jack Davis himself, features a variant cover image and is limited to 250 copies. Jack Davis (1924-2016) was one of the...

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Hank Harrison, Jack Davis, Harrison, Hank, Davis, Jack, A slipcased hardcover copy with a color print signed and numbered #137 of 1500 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Good+ slipcase (slipcase edges rubbed), Detroit, MI, Stabur, 1987, 1st, 0941613011, 11.8 inches, 9 inches, 144 pages, 3 color and 250 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The slipcased hardcover with a separate color print signed & numbered by Davis. The first book devoted to the work of one of comic's most esteemed...

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Dan DeCarlo
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Mary Smith, Dan DeCarlo, Smith, Mary, DeCarlo, Dan, Fine, Mary Smith, Canoga Park, 1992, 2nd edition, 1st printing, 11 inches, 8.325 inches, vi, 124 pages, 1 color and many black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

By the Editor and Publisher of "The Archie Fan Magazine," this was the first book devoted to the life and career of Dan DeCarlo, from high school drawings...

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Dan Decarlo's Jetta
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Dan DeCarlo, DeCarlo, Dan, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, San Diego, IDW Publishing, 2010, 1st, 978-1600106460, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 104 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Dan DeCarlo's futuristic, curvy teenage girl, Jetta, zoomed through the future a full decade before Judy Jetson. In the 1950s, the...

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Bill Morrison, Dan DeCarlo, Morrison, Bill, DeCarlo, Dan, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2006, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 208 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, English

Long out of print. The first career retrospective of the great Archie comics artist: a fitting tribute to the life and art of one of the world's...

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Bill Morrison, Dan DeCarlo, Morrison, Bill, DeCarlo, Dan, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2006, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 208 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, English

Long out of print. The first career retrospective of the great Archie comics artist: a fitting tribute to the life and art of one of the world's...

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The Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo
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Alex Chun, Dan DeCarlo, Chun, Alex, DeCarlo, Dan, Fine, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2005, 1st, 9781560976196, 7.75 inches, 5.75 inches, 220 pages, two-color panel cartoons, some full-color, softcover, color wraps, English

Out of print. DeCarlo is best known as the Archie Comics artist and the man who created every adolescent American boys fantasy, Betty and Veronica....

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Alex Chun, Jacob Covey, Dan DeCarlo, Chun, Jacob Covey, Alex, DeCarlo, Dan, Very Fine, Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2007, 978-1560978794, 7.75 inches, 5.75 inches, 214 pages, two-color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Oh, Betty! Pin-up beauties from the legendary Archie artist and creator of Josie & the Pussycats. For more than 40 years, Dan...

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Billy DeVorss, DeVorss, Billy, Near Fine (corners lightly rubbed otherwise no dents, Fine, flat tight, clean), Collector's Press, Portland, 1997, 1st, 14 inches, 10 inches, 48 pages, 16 color plates, 26 color and 2 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A poster book featuring 16 excellent large reproductions from the original paintings. With a long introduction by Max Allan Collins with an additional 26...

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Fine/NF, Steve Ditko, Lee, Stan, Ditko, Steve, Marvel, 1988, 1st, Hardcover, leatherette

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Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Lee, Stan, Ditko, Steve, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Marvel, New York, 1988, 1st, 10.25 inches, 7.25 inches, 232 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette

This is the original edition/first printing from 1988.

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Mysterious Traveler: The Steve Ditko Archives, Vol. 3
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Blake Bell (ed.), Steve Ditko, Bell (ed.), Blake, Ditko, Steve, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2012, 1st, 978-1606994986, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 224 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: More great 1950s horror and sci-fi work by one of comics' greatest stylists. Five years before his breakthrough as the co-creator...

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Out of This World
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Steve Ditko, Ditko, Steve, Limited to 1000 copies, Fine, Robin Snyder, Bellingham, WA, 1986, 1st, 8.75 inches, 5.6 inches, 84 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, English

A collection of 13 Ditko horror stories from Charlton's Out of This World 1957-58. Super clear reproduction from the original art. Also, "Steve Ditko - A...

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Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
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Very Fine/Near Fine, Steve Ditko, Bell, Blake, Ditko, Steve, Fantagraphics, 2008, 1st, 9781560979210, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Steve Ditko is best known as the co-creator, with Stan Lee, of Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and other classic Marvel and DC characters....

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Very Fine, Steve Ditko, Bell (ed.), Blake, Ditko, Steve, Fantagraphics Books, 2009, 1st, 9781606992890, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print.   From the publisher: Before the Amazing Spider-Man, before the mysterious Dr. Strange, before the black-and-white world of the Ayn...

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The Action Heroes Archives Vol. 1: Captain Atom
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Steve Ditko, Ditko, Steve, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, DC Comics, 2004, 1st, 1401203027, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 226 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, leatherette, English

From the publisher: At the height of comics' Silver Age, artist Steve Ditko was winning praise for his spectacular work on Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man...

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The Action Heroes Archives Vol. 2
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Steve Ditko, Ditko, Steve, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, DC Comics, 2007, 1st, 9781401213466, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 384 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leatherette, English

From the publisher: Collecting classic stories by master artist Steve Ditko from the pages of CAPTAIN ATOM #83-89, BLUE BEETLE #1-5, MYSTERIOUS SUSPENSE...

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The Essential Spider-Man, Vol. 1
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Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Lee, Stan, Ditko, Steve, Very Good+ (mild wear to the covers, very sound, flat, spine unbroken), New York, Marvel Comics, 1996, 3rd, 978-0785102861, 10.25 inches, 6.75 inches, 528 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

This first volume of The Essential Spider-Man contains over 20 issues of continuity, and also includes Amazing Fantasy #15, Amazing Spider-Man #1-20, and...

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The Steve Ditko Reader
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Steve Ditko, Ditko, Steve, Fine, Pure Imagination, New York, 2002, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Out of print. 22 comic book stories from 1954-1963 and an extensive article on Ditko's life and detailing his creation & abandonment of Spider-Man...

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Blake Bell (ed.), Steve Ditko, Bell (ed.), Blake, Ditko, Steve, Very Fine, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2010, 1st, 9781606992890, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 224 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: More great crime, horror and sci-fi work by one of comics greatest stylists. As the original artist and co-creator who brought the...

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Stan Drake, Light bump to bottom edge otherwise Very Fine, Starr, Leonard, Drake, Stan, Dargaud, 1984, 1st, wraps, English

An original graphic novel made for the European comics market by the creators of The Heart of Juliet Jones and Mary Perkins On Stage . A hard boiled noir...

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Stan Drake, Very Fine, Drake, Stan, Classic Comics Press, 2008, 1st, color wraps

Dailies from March 9, 1953 to August 13, 1955. Long biographic essay by Armando Mendez. Introduction by Leonard Starr.

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Stan Drake, VF, Drake, Stan, Classic Comics Press, 2009, 1st, color wraps

A great comic strip with fast moving storylines about good people in a small town. I read this new volume cover to cover within days of receiving it. Stan...

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Stan Drake, VF, Drake, Stan, Classic Comics Press, 2010, 1st, color wraps

Dailies from December 2, 1957 to January 23, 1960. Introduction by Bill Sienkiewicz.

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David Duncan with Mort Drucker, Mort Drucker, Duncan with Mort Drucker, David, Drucker, Mort, Very Good+ (moderate rubbing to corners, spine sunned, otherwise flat, tight, clean), Redford, MI, Stabur, 1988, 1st, 094161302X, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, 19 color and 91 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

The first career retrospective of this illustrator-caricaturist best known for his Mad magazine film/TV satires and his covers for Time and TV Guide. It is...

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My Son, the Daughter
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Very Good (spine ends rubbed and worn, corners rubbed with boards peeking, interior sound), Mort Drucker, Drucker, Mort, Kanrom, 1964, 1st, 7.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 57 pages, 28 full-page illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An uncommon humor book published in 1964 by a producer of novelty items. It was not sold in bookstores but in greeting card and novelty stores. "Created by...

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Political Wind-Ups (1962)
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Near Fine (mild rubbing to corners, very flat, tight, clean, the covers retain a nice gloss), Alexander A. Roman, Mort Drucker, Roman, Alexander A., Drucker, Mort, Kanrom, 1962, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 48 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

This publisher released bestselling The JFK Coloring Book in 1962 and quickly followed it up with this book the same year. 41 full-page cartoons by Mort...

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Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, #327 of 600 numbered copies signed by the artist, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light spotting to the top edge, bookplate stained, light wear to edges of dustjacket), Princeton, WI, Kitchen Sink, 1985, 1st Kitchen Sink Press printing, 0878160183, 9 inches, 5.75 inches, 192 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, English

Kitchen Sink's deluxe re-presentation of Will Eisner's trailblazing graphic novel. Illustrated plate numbered 327 of 600 and signed by Will Eisner,...

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A Life Force
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Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Fine, New York, DC Comics, 2001, 1st, 6194122401, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 139 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the back cover: A Life Force is a graphic novel about the lives and dreams, hopes and fears of ordinary people enduring and surviving the...

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Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Fine, Northampton, Kitchen Sink Press, 1998, 1st, 9780878164929, 0878164928, 10.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

Features 17 classic Spirit stories featuring comics' original bad girl. Contains the complete stories "The Portier Fortune", "Saree", "The School For...

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Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Very Fine/Very Fine, Poorhouse Press, Tamarac, FL, 1990, 16th printing 1996, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 164 pages, over 250 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Will Eisner's influential analysis of the form. This edition published by Eisner's own company, Poorhouse Press. Contents: Foreword; Comics as a form...

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Fine, Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Poorhouse Press, 1996, 5th printing from 2001, 0961472820, Softcover, wraps, English

A companion to Comics & Sequential Art, this book takes the principles examined in that title and applies them to the process of graphic storytelling....

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Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Very Fine/Very Fine, Tamarac, FL, Poorhouse Press, 1996, 2nd printing 1996, 0961472820, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, iv, 164 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English

A companion to Comics & Sequential Art, this book takes the principles examined in that title and applies them to the process of graphic storytelling....

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New York The Big City
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Will Eisner, Fine, Eisner, Will, Kitchen Sink, 1986, 4th, color wraps

A series of vignettes about life in the big city.

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Will Eisner, NF (cover slightly rubbed, Previous owner's name on first page), Eisner, Will, US Army, 1960, 1st, wraps

A six page Joe Dope Christmas comic story and numerous spot illustrations by Eisner.


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Will Eisner, VG+ (cover slightly rubbed, Previous owner's name on first page), Eisner, Will, US Army, 1961, 1st, wraps

A six page Joe Dope comic story and numerous spot illustrations by Eisner.