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Douglas Allen, Douglas Allen, Jr, N. C. Wyeth, Allen, Douglas Allen, Jr, Douglas, Wyeth, N. C., Very Good+ (mild rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners, interior Fine) lacking dustjacket, Bonanza, New York, circa 1972, 2nd, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 335 pages, over 360 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The primary reference on N. C. Wyeth. A biography and a 1200-entry, illustrated, complete bibliography. Later reprints omit the 143-page bibliography and...

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Jim Amash, Eric Nolen-Weathington, Carmine Infantino, Amash, Eric Nolen-Weathington, Jim, Infantino, Carmine, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Raleigh, TwoMorrows Publishing, 2010, 1st, 9781605490267, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 240 pages, over 200 black & white illustrations with 16 pages in color, Hardcover, boards, English

This hardcover edition includes a dust jacket, custom illustrated endpapers, and a 16-page color section not found in the softcover edition. From the...

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Sal Buscema, Comics' Fast & Furious Artist
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Jim Amash, Eric Nolen-Weathington, Sal Buscema, Amash, Eric Nolen-Weathington, Jim, Buscema, Sal, Fine, Raleigh, NC, TwoMorrows Publishing, 2010, 1st, 9781605490212, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 176 pages, 18 color and over 150 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: In 1968, Sal Buscema joined the ranks of Marvel Comics and quickly became one of their most recognizable and dependable artists....

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Will Eisner: A Spirited Life
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Bob Andelman, Will Eisner, Andelman, Bob, Eisner, Will, Fine, M Press, Milwaukie, 2005, 1st, 9 inches, 6 inches, 352 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

This beautifully illustrated biography explores the fascinating life of Will Eisner, detailing a career that exceeds six decades in which Eisner spearheaded...

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Creators of the Superheroes
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Thomas Andrae, Andrae, Thomas, Very Fine, Neshannock, PA, Hermes Press, 2011, 1st, 9781932563535, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 192 pages, over 400 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The ultimate book about the creators of comic books! Professor Thomas Andrae, noted comics historian and author, co-writer with Bob...

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DC Showcase Presents: Bat Lash
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Sergio Aragones, Nick Cardy, Aragones, Sergio, Cardy, Nick, Very Fine, New York, DC Comics, 2009, 1st, 978-1401222956, 10 inches, 6.75 inches, 240 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

Out of print. Clean crisp reproduction in black & white! This volume collects SHOWCASE 76, BATLASH 1-7, DC SPECIAL SERIES 16 and JONAH HEX 49, 51 and...

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The Doom Patrol Archives Volume 2
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Bruno Premiani, Arnold, Drake, Premiani, Bruno, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (purple topedge of dustjacket faded), DC Comics, New York, 2004, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7.25 inches, 216 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

The World's Strangest Heroes are back in an Archive Edition collecting DOOM PATROL #90-97 (originally published in 1964-1965). Robotman, Elasti-Girl,...

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Very Fine, David Ashford and Steve Holland, Ashford and Steve Holland, David, Book Palace Books, 2010, 1st, 9781907081057, Softcover, stiff oversize wraps, English

Fantastic treasure trove of old pulp adventure comics covers. From the publisher: This eagerly awaited book is the second in a series of 3 volumes...

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Alex Toth
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Manuel Auad, Alex Toth, Auad, Manuel, Toth, Alex, Very Fine (no cover wear, flat, tight, clean), Princeton, WI, Kitchen Sink, 1995, 1st, 0878163719, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, 3 color and over 175 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

The most complete career retrospective of this comic art master published during his lifetime. Edited by his friend Manuel Auad who would publish two more...

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Alex Toth
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Manuel Auad, Alex Toth, Auad, Manuel, Toth, Alex, Fine (flat, tight, clean), Princeton, WI, Kitchen Sink, 1995, 1st, 0878163719, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, 3 color and over 175 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

The most complete career retrospective of this comic art master published during his lifetime. Edited by his friend Manuel Auad who would publish two more...

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Alex Toth (1995)
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Manuel Auad, Alex Toth, Auad, Manuel, Toth, Alex, Near Fine (very light shelf wear, moderate spotting to top edg, Princeton, WI, Kitchen Sink, 1995, 1st, 0878163719, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, 3 color and over 175 black & white illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

The most complete career retrospective of this comic art master published during his lifetime. Edited by his friend Manuel Auad who would publish two more...

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#330 of 500 hardcover copies SIGNED by Toth & Auad, Fine without dustjacket as issued (covers lightly rubbed), Alex Toth, Auad, Manuel, Toth, Alex, Kitchen Sink, 1995, 1st, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 144 pages, color covers and 100s of black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

#330 of 500 hardcover copies. Signed by Alex Toth & Manuel Auad. The first substantial monograph on this legendary artist. Published in 1995 with...

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The Art of Nestor Redondo
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Manuel Auad, Nestor Redondo, Auad, Manuel, Redondo, Nestor, Very Fine, Auad, San Francisco, 2017, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, over 100 black & white illustrations, softcover, French wraps, English

Nestor Redondo was Philippine's foremost comic book illustrator since the early nineteen fifties. His love to draw started early on from his childhood and...

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Toth Black & White
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Manuel Auad, Alex Toth, Auad, Manuel, Toth, Alex, Fine, San Francisco, Auad, 1999, 1st, 9780966938104, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 220 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, English

A sharp copy of this thick collection of 14 stories and a portfolio of rare and previously unpublished illustrations. Introduction by Jim Warren. Letters of...

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Toth Black & White
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Manuel Auad, Alex Toth, Auad, Manuel, Toth, Alex, Near Fine (mild shelf wear, mild spotting to top edge and first page), San Francisco, Auad, 1999, 1st, 9780966938104, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 220 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A thick collection of 14 stories and a portfolio of rare and previously unpublished illustrations by a comics legend. Introduction by Jim Warren. Letters of...

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Toth Black & White (Mint)
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Manuel Auad, Alex Toth, Auad, Manuel, Toth, Alex, Very Fine (absolutely no wear, flat, tight, clean), Auad, San Francisco, 1999, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 220 pages, black & white, softcover, white wraps, English

A thick collection of 14 stories and a portfolio of rare and previously unpublished illustrations. Introduction by Jim Warren. Letters of tribute from...

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#375 of 500 copies with an extra illustrated plate signed by Toth and Auad. This copy has an additional "Thank You" plate by Toth laid-in, Near Fine (light bump at head of spine) in Very Good dust jacket (lightly worn at the corners), Alex Toth, Auad, Manuel, Toth, Alex, Auad, 1999, 1st, Hardcover, boards, English

#375 of 500 copies with an illustrated plate signed by Alex Toth and Manuel Auad.  The deluxe hardcover of this thick Toth collection. Over 14...

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#266 of 500 copies with an extra illustrated plate signed by Toth and Auad, Very Fine/Near Fine (two small scuffs to dustjacket edge), Alex Toth, Auad, Manuel, Toth, Alex, Auad, 1999, 1st, Hardcover, boards, English

#266 of 500 copies with an extra illustrated plate signed by Alex Toth and Manuel Auad.  The deluxe hardcover of this thick Toth collection. Over 14...

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Carl Barks: Conversations
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Donald Ault, Carl Barks, Ault, Donald, Barks, Carl, Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Jackson, University Press of Mississippi, 2003, 9 inches, 6 inches, xlvi, 238 pages, 15 black & white illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

Barks interviews from over the years 1962-2000. Many are either previously unpublished or from foreign or very obscure sources. Ranked among the most...

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Johnny Comet
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Earl Baldwin, Peter dePaolo, Frank Frazetta, Baldwin, Peter dePaolo, Earl, Frazetta, Frank, Very Good+ (corners rubbed, generally flat, tight and clean), Forestville, CA, Eclipse, 1991, 1st, 1-56060-010-1, 8 inches, 11 inches, 224 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

This is my favorite version/collection of Frazetta's comic strip, Johnny Comet. The printing is excellent, on a flat, uncoated stock. The first and still...

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Betty Ballantine, Frank Frazetta, Ballantine, Betty, Frazetta, Frank, Very very slight bend to upper corner otherwise Very Fine (very flat, tight, clean), Peacock Press/Bantam, New York, 1985, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, softcover, wraps, English

The scarcest of the Peacock Press/Bantam Frazetta series. This was published in 1985 and looks brand new! 36 color illustrations, 58 black...

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A Haunt of Fears
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Very Fine, Martin Barker, Barker, Martin, Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1992, 1st US, xxii, 239 pages, 44 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

“The Strange History of the British Horror Comics Campaign.” British frenzy over US horror comics and links to Communist propaganda in the Cold...

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VIP: The Mad World of Virgil Partch
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Jonathan Barli, Virgil Partch, Barli, Jonathan, Partch, Virgil, Very Fine, Seattle, Fantagraphics Books, 2013, 1st, 9781606996645, 10.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 208 pages, Over 200 color and black and white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the back cover: Virgil Partch burst onto the scene in the nation's magazines with his zany, sometimes surreal, but always hilarious cartoons,...

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Alberto Becattini, Antonio Vianovi, Alex Raymond, Becattini, Antonio Vianovi, Alberto, Raymond, Alex, Limited print run, Very Fine, Glamour International, Florence, 2002, 1st, 8.5 inches, 6.375 inches, 200 pages, black & white with 24 pages in color, Softcover, French wraps

A biography and profile of Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon, Secret Agent X-9, Rip Kirby) includes nearly 200 illustrations & photographs from the period,...

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Alberto Becattini, Antonio Vianovi, Milton Caniff, Becattini, Antonio Vianovi, Alberto, Caniff, Milton, Fine, Glamour International, Florence, 2001, 1st, 8.25 inches, 6.325 inches, 144 pages, over 100 black & white illustrations with 16 pages in color, Softcover, French wraps, Italian

A profile of the legendary creator of Terry & the Pirates and Steve Canyon, with numerous illustrations from the span of Caniff's career, with a full...

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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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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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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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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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Miles Beller, Jerry Leibowitz, Beller, Jerry Leibowitz, Miles, Near Fine (light shelfwear), San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1995, 1st, 9780811808286, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 96 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Out of print. From the back cover: Leaping provocatively off the pages of comic books from the 1940s and 1950s, sandwiched in between the adventures...

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Miles Beller, Jerry Leibowitz, Beller, Jerry Leibowitz, Miles, Very Fine, San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1995, 1st, 9780811808286, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 96 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Out of print. From the back cover: Leaping provocatively off the pages of comic books from the 1940s and 1950s, sandwiched in between the adventures...

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John Benson, Benson, John, Very Fine, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2011, 1st, 90781606995112, 10 inches, 7.375 inches, 192 pages, color, Softcover, color wraps, English

Out of print. When MAD became a surprise hit as a comic book in 1953 (after the early issues lost money!) other comics publishers were quick to jump onto...


Mike Benton, VF/NF, Benton, Mike, Taylor, 1993, 1st, cloth, English

The fifth volume in Benton's History of Comics series covers the entire history of crime comics. "A Guide and Checklist" includes comics title,...

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Robert Bernstein, Otto Binder, Jerry Coleman, Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan, Stan Kaye, Wayne Boring, Bernstein, Otto Binder, Jerry Coleman, Jerry Siegel, Robert, Swan, Stan Kaye, Wayne Boring, Curt, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, San Diego, IDW Publishing, 2013, 1st, 978-1613776667, 8.75 inches, 11.5 inches, 272 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: The Man of Steel comes to the Library of American Comics! In partnership with DC Entertainment, the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning...

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Bill Blackbeard and Martin Williams, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Blackbeard and Martin Williams, Bill, Smithsonian/Abrams, 1977, 1st, cloth

From the dustjacket: "The American newspaper comic strip (like jazz and the movies) is a major innovative and creative cultural accomplishment of THE...

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Archie: Archie Firsts
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Vic Bloom, Bob Montana, Bloom, Vic, Montana, Bob, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Milwaukie, OR, Dark Horse, 2010, 1st, 9781595825711, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 144 pages, color, Hardcover, boards, English

From the publisher: Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones, Reggie Mantle, and all the other kids at Riverdale High -- they're more...

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Signed by Michael Chabon, Very Fine, Bolton, Michael Chabon, Andrew, Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press, 2008, 9780300136708, 10 inches, 8.25 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, metal-coated pictorial boards, English

This copy is signed by Michael Chabon , who also wrote the introduction. From the Publisher: Winner of the prestigious American Institute of...

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The Big Book of Big Little Books
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Bill Borden, Borden, Bill, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, San Francisco, Chronicle, 1997, 1st, 9780811817417, 7.75 inches, 6.75 inches, 120 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the back cover: "In the thirties and forties a new breed of comic book hit the stands - spiffy miniature hardcover editions known as Big Little...

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Green Lantern Archives, Volume 1
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John Broome, Gil Kane, Broome, John, Kane, Gil, Near Fine/Near Fine (small bump to the top of the spine otherwise Fine), DC Comics, New York, 1993, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 224 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints Showcase #22-24 and Green Lantern #1-5 (1959-60).

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Green Lantern Archives, Volume 2
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John Broome, Gil Kane, Broome, John, Kane, Gil, Near Fine/Near Fine (small bump to the top of the spine otherwise Fine), DC Comics, New York, 1999, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 224 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints Green Lantern #6-13 (1961-62).

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John Broome, Gil Kane, Broome, John, Kane, Gil, Very Fine/Very Fine, DC Comics, New York, 2001, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 216 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints Green Lantern #14-21 (1962-63).

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John Broome, Gil Kane, Broome, John, Kane, Gil, Very Fine/Very Fine, DC Comics, New York, 2002, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 216 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints Green Lantern #22-29 (1963-64).

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John Broome, Gil Kane, Broome, John, Kane, Gil, Very Fine/Very Fine, DC Comics, New York, 2007, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 240 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints Green Lantern #39-47 (1965-66).

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John Broome, Gardner Fox, Joe Giella, Carmine Infantino, Broome, Gardner Fox, John, Giella, Carmine Infantino, Joe, Fine (slight yellowing to the top edge otherwise flat, tight, new and unread), New York, DC Comics, 2006, 1st, 978-1401210427, 10 inches, 6.75 inches, 560 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

Clean crisp reproduction in black & white! From the back cover: These 51 stories are delineated by Silver Age stalwarts John Broome and Gardner...

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Ed Brubaker, Luke Ross, Steve Epting, Butch Guice, Brubaker, Ed, Ross, Steve Epting, Butch Guice, Luke, Fine, New York, Marvel, 2009, 1st, 9780785131632, 10.125 inches, 6.625 inches, 144 pages, color, Softcover, color wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: Brought to you by writer Ed Brubaker, the man who revived Captain America into an award-winning and...

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Ed Brubaker, Mark Waid, Roger Stern, Paul Dini, John Ross, Marcos Martin, Gene Colan, Brubaker, Mark Waid, Roger Stern, Paul Dini, Ed, Ross, Marcos Martin, Gene Colan, John, Fine, New York, Marvel Comics, 2010, 1st, 9780785141754, 10.125 inches, 6.625 inches, 176 pages, color, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: It's one year since the death of Captain America. And for the many friends and foes of Steve Rogers, this is the last step on the...

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Golden Age Marvel Comics V.1
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Burgos, editor, Carl, VF/VF in shrinkwrap, Marvel Comics, 2004, 1st, cloth

Reprints: Marvel Comics No. 1 & Marvel Mystery Comics Nos. 2 - 4.

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Limited to 1250 copies, Fine, Frank Bellamy, Butterworth, Michael, Bellamy, Frank, Book Palace Books, 2009, 1st, 9781907081002, Softcover, stiff oversize wraps, English

From the publisher: For the first time ever, Michael Butterworth's epic series of articles recounting the history of the First World War collected...

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