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1000 Comic Books You Must Read
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Tony Isabella, Isabella, Tony, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Krause, Iola, WI, 2009, 9780896899216, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 272 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Written by 1970s comic book writer Tony Isabella. 1000 Comic Books You Must Read is an unforgettable journey through 70 years of comic books. Arranged by...

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Fine/Very Good+ (two small closed tears), Robert Lesser, Lesser, Robert, Hawthorn, 1975, 1st, 292 pages, 45 color plates, over 300 black & white photos, Hardcover, cloth, English

An early look at collecting original comic art and comics-related material.

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Very Good+/Very Good (one corner scraped with board showing, top- and fore edge slightly foxed, Robert Lesser, Lesser, Robert, Hawthorn, 1975, 1st, 292 pages, 45 color plates and over 300 black & white photos, Hardcover, cloth, English

An early look at collecting original comic art and comics-related material.

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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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The book was limited to 1000 numbered copies. This copy is part of the unnumbered overrun, Very Fine without dust jacket as issued, Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library, 1998, 1st, 8.75 inches, 9.5 inches, xii, 148 pages, 16 color and 140 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A wonderful collection of self-portraits by 154 20-century artists, including: Walt Kelly,  Jack Kirby,  Burne Hogarth,  Gus...

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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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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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David Roach, Roach, David, Near Fine (light bump to spine ends, mild wear to the stiff oversize wraps, interior is Fine and unread), London, Prion, 2007, 1st, 978-1853756337, 10.7 inches, 8 inches, 400 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, stiff oversize wraps, English

500 cover paintings for British war comics, reproduced from the original artwork. The book design emphasizes the visceral impact of the cover art: gunfire,...

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Absolute All-Star Superman
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Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Morrison, Grant, Quitely, Frank, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase, New York, DC Comics, 2010, 2nd, 978-1401229177, 13 inches, 8.75 inches, 320 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: The Eisner Award-winning 12-issue series from Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely is now available in Absolute format! The Man of Steel...

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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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Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Russ Cochran, West Plains, MO, 1988, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 173 pages, black & white, 5 covers in color, hardcover, pictorial cloth, English

This long out-of-print volume from the Complete EC Comics Library's New Direction Set reprints the complete run of Aces High #1-5. Edited by aviation...

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Very Fine, Joe Shuster, Siegel, Jerry, Shuster, Joe, DC / National Periodical, 1974, 1st, 13.75 inches, 10.25 inches, 68 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Out of print. An oversized replica of the seminal Action Comics #1, including the first appearance of Superman.

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Adventures of Superman: Gil Kane - Hardcover 1st
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Gil Kane, Kane, Gil, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, New York, DC Comics, 2013, 1st, 9781401236748, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 392 pages, color, Hardcover, boards, English

From the publisher: Gil Kane, one of the most influential and dynamic artists in comics, made his name with his 1960s work on GREEN LANTERN and THE ATOM....

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Bhob Stewart, Wallace Wood, Stewart, Bhob, Wood, Wallace, Hardcover edition limited to 1000 copies, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (dustjacket lightly rubbed), Raleigh, NC, TwoMorrows, 2003, 1st, 9781893905283, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, x, 328+16 in color pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Out of print in all editions. Limited to 1000 copies, this hardcover includes 16 full-color pages not found in the softcover edition. Edited by Bhob...

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Al Williamson, Williamson, Al, Very Fine, Santa Cruz, Flesk, 2009, 1st, 9781933865126, 12 inches, 9 inches, 256 pages, black & white with some color, softcover, wraps, English

Out of print. Amazing reproduction, in many cases from the original artwork, is the highlight of this collection which could rightfully be called Al...

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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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Alex Toth In Hollywood (Vol. 1)
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Fine, Alex Toth, Toth, Alex, Pure Imagination, 2009, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps

160 pages of great 1950s comic art from Alex Toth, the "artist's artist." Includes: - all the artwork from the "Buffalo Bill Jr. and Calamity Coloring...

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Alex Toth In Hollywood, Vol. 2
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Very Fine, Alex Toth, Toth, Alex, Pure Imagination, 2009, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps

160 pages of great comic art from 1950s reality- comic dude Alex Toth, the "artist's artist." Includes "Chuckwagon Charlie's Tales" from "Roy Rogers"; "A...

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Alex Toth, Toth, Alex, Very Fine, Pure Imagination, New York, 2007, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

24 comic book stories from 1948-1952. 6 romance, 7 war, 5 sci-fi, and 4 horror/suspense stories. Includes "My Stolen Kisses" from "Best Romances"; "Be Mine...

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Fine, Alex Toth, Toth, Alex, Pure Imagination, 2008, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps

25 comic book stories from 1952-54. 15 romance comics, plus war, sci-fi, and suspense. Includes "I Married In Haste" from "Intimate Love"; "Blinded by...

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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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All Star Comics Archives, Volume 3
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Fine/Fine, DC Comics, New York, 1997, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 240 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints All Star Comics #11-14. Art: Joe Simon, Sheldon Moldoff, Jack Kirby, Jack Burnley Written by: Gardner Fox Originally published in the 1940s...

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All Star Comics Archives, Volume 5
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Near Fine/Near Fine (lower corners slightly bent), DC Comics, New York, 1999, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 224 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints All Star Comics #19-23.

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All Star Comics Archives, Volume 6
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Very Fine/Very Fine, DC Comics, New York, 2000, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 240 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Reprints All Star Comics #24-28.

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Alter Ego: Centennial
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Roy Thomas, Thomas, Roy, Very Fine, TwoMorrows, Raleigh, NC, 2011, 9781605490311, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, black & white with 32 pages in color, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: ALTER EGO: CENTENNIAL is a celebration of 100 issues, and 50 years, of ALTER EGO, Roy Thomas' legendary super-hero fanzine. It's a...

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Roy Thomas, Thomas, Roy, Very Fine, Raleigh, NC, TwoMorrows, 2001, 1st, 9781893905061, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: See the material that heralded the return of Roy Thomas' Alter Ego! This giant trade paperback reprints the Alter...

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Fine, Michael Uslan, Uslan, Michael, Fireside, 1979, 1st, 10.25 inches, 7.25 inches, 247 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

19 comic stories from the 1940s-1970s (Simon & Kirby, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, John Severin, Mort Drucker, Neal Adams, Russ Heath, others) plus a history...

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Small scratch on cover otherwise Fine. A sharp crisp copy., Michael Uslan, Uslan, Michael, Fireside, 1979, 1st, 10.25 inches, 7.25 inches, 247 pages, color, Softcover, wraps

19 comic stories from the 1940s - 1970s (Simon & Kirby, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, John Severin, Mort Drucker, Neal Adams, Russ Heath, others), plus a...

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NF (remainder mark on bottom edge, edges lightly spotted), Michael Uslan, Uslan, Michael, Fireside, 1979, 1st, 10.25 inches, 7.25 inches, 247 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

19 comic stories from the 1940s-1970s (Simon & Kirby, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, John Severin, Mort Drucker, Neal Adams, Russ Heath, others) plus a history...

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Mike Esposito, Dan Best, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Esposito, Dan Best, Mike, Andru, Mike Esposito, Ross, Fine, Hermes Press, Nesshanock, PA, 2006, 1st thus, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 161 pages, over 160 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

This title is sold out in all versions! From the publisher: Penciler Ross Andru and inker Mike Esposito were one of the most famous, prolific, and...

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Mike Esposito, Dan Best, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Esposito, Dan Best, Mike, Andru, Mike Esposito, Ross, Near Fine (lower front corner bent, with diminishing bend to first 49 pages, otherwise Fine), Hermes Press, Nesshanock, PA, 2006, 1st thus, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 161 pages, over 160 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

This title is sold out in all versions! From the publisher: Penciler Ross Andru and inker Mike Esposito were one of the most famous, prolific, and...

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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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Larry Young, Charlie Adlard, Young, Larry, Adlard, Charlie, Inscribed by the autho, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (dustjacket lightly rubbed), San Francisco, AiT/Planet Lar, 2003, 1st, 9781932051124, 8.5 inches, 6 inches, 288 pages, black & white, Hardcover, boards, English

This is the omnibus edition of Astronauts in Trouble, and includes the graphic novels Live from the Moon, Space: 1959, and One Shot, One Beer.

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B. Krigstein Comics
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Very Fine/Fine, Bernard Krigstein, Sadowski, Greg, Krigstein, Bernard, Fantagraphics, 2004, 1st, 12.3 inches, 9.4 inches, xiii, 232 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth, English

"240-page full-color hardcover. Fans who devoured 2002's Eisner- and Harvey-winning biography/artbook B. Krigstein Vol. One had only one question: 'When can...

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Chip Kidd, Kidd, Chip, Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Pantheon, 2008, 1st, 9780375425455, 11 inches, 8.8 inches, 384 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

The two hottest genres in comics gleefully collide head-on, as the most beloved American superhero gets the coolest Japanese manga makeover ever. In...


Chip Kidd, Kidd, Chip, Fine lacking dustjacket, New York, Pantheon, 2008, 1st, 9780375425455, 11 inches, 8.8 inches, 384 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

The two hottest genres in comics gleefully collide head-on, as the most beloved American superhero gets the coolest Japanese manga makeover ever. In...

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Batman Collected
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Chip Kidd, Kidd, Chip, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (spine slightly sunned), Boston, Little, Brown/Bullfinch Press, 1996, 1st, 9780821223000, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 276 pages, over 490 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Book designer Chip Kidd's loving tribute to Batman memorabilia through the ages. Abetted by Geoff Spear's exquisite photographs. The Chris...

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Batman in the Fifties
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Bill Finger, Finger, Bill, Very Fine, DC, New York, 2002, 1st, 10.2 inches, 6.75 inches, 192 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Collecting sixteen tales originally written in the 1950s, these stories reflect the lighthearted and carefree era in which they took...

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Batman Planetary - Deluxe Edition
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Warren Ellis, John Cassiday, Ellis, Warren, Cassiday, John, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, DC Comics, 2011, 1st, 9781401231842, 11 inches, 7.5 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, boards, English

From the publisher: Planetary, the archaeologists of the unknown, cross paths with Batman on the trail of a killer in this new, Deluxe Edition...

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Les Daniels, Daniels, Les, Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Chronicle, San Francisco, 1999, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 208 pages, over 250 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A lively history of the character by comics historian Les Daniels. Beautifully designed by Chip Kidd. Photography by Geoff Spear. And featuring the artwork...

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Les Daniels, Daniels, Les, Inscribed by the designer Chip Kidd and dated ix/xvi/00, Very Fine/Very Fine, Chronicle, San Francisco, 1999, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 208 pages, over 250 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A lively history of the character by comics historian Les Daniels. Beautifully designed by Chip Kidd. Photography by Geoff Spear. And featuring the artwork...

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Batman: The Dynamic Duo Archives, Vol. 2
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Gardner Fox, Jesse Maloney, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Sheldon Moldoff, Fox, Jesse Maloney, Gardner, Infantino, Joe Giella, Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, DC Comics, New York, 2006, 978-1401207724, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 216 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

From the publisher: With Batman's 300th appearance in Detective Comics #327, editor Julius Schwartz decided to give Batman and Robin a "new look". This...

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Jiro Kuwata, Kuwata, Jiro, Very Fine, New York, DC Comics, 2014, 1st, 9781401252779, 8.25 inches, 5.75 inches, 360 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: In the 1960s, at the height of the Batman TV series' popularity, a shonen manga magazine in Japan serialized fifty-three chapters of...

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Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Whitney Ellsworth, Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Sheldon, Ellsworth, Whitney, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, San Diego, IDW Publishing, 2014, 1st, 978-1613778456, 8.75 inches, 11.5 inches, 256 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: "A mesmerizing time capsule of coolness!" -Scoop The Silver Age Caped Crusader comes to IDW's Library of American Comics! In...

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Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang, Win Mortimer, Kane, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang, Win Mortimer, Bob, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, DC Comics, New York, 2004, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 228 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Batman and Robin are perhaps the most famous super-hero team in comics history. Relive some of the Dynamic Duo's classic first adventures in this 240 page...

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