French Imports

Stuart Ng Books is the largest importer of French Bande Dessinee (and related art books) in the United States. We select and stock new titles and current releases and source them directly from the French publishers and distributors. We carry the most mainstream publishers such as Casterman, Dargaud, And Dupuis, to boutique publishers such as Comix Buro, Stardom and Bruno Graff. We also buy and sell used, secondhand, and collectible Bande Dessinee and related art books from collectors here and abroad.

 
Essence
  $45.00
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Fred Bernard, Benjamin Flao, Bernard, Fred, Flao, Benjamin, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Futuropolis, 2018, 1st, 978-2754811798, 10 inches, 10 inches, 184 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A wild, surreal cross-country car chase across a landscape that varies from urban to arid plains akin to Moebius' Desert B! Another great album by artist...

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Himalaya Vaudou
  $30.00
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Fine in Fine dust jacket, Jean-Marc Rochette, Bernard, Frederic, Rochette, Jean-Marc, Glenat Drugstore, 2009, 9782723469074, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

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Le Petit Chaperon Rouge
  $25.00
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Raffaella Bertagnolio, Clement Lefevre, Bertagnolio, Raffaella, Lefevre, Clement, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Fleurus, Paris, 2018, 978-2215138419, 12.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 32 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A children's picture book beautifully illustrated by illustrator and BD artist Clement Lefevre. Little Red Riding Hood goes into the forest carrying a...

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Guillaume Bianco, Jeremie Almanza, Bianco, Guillaume, Almanza, Jeremie, Very Fine, Toulon, Soleil, 2011, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 80 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"The Beast without a Face."

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Absurdus Delirium 2
  $30.00
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Fine, Tha (Joseph-August Tharrats), Bigart, T.P., Tha (Joseph-August Tharrats), Fluide Glacial, 1992, 1st, 2858151539, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 52 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Out of print. Tha is a Spanish artist/cartoonist. This is a compilation of the one-pagers he started in 1982: "Short stories of delirious and intelligent...

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Absurdus Delirium 2
  $25.00
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T.P. Bigart, Tha (Joseph-August Tharrats), Bigart, T.P., Tha (Joseph-August Tharrats), Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (spine faded, mild rubbing to covers, interior Fine), Paris, Fluide Glacial, 1992, 1st, 2858151539, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 52 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Out of print. Tha is a Spanish artist/cartoonist. This is a compilation of the one-pagers he started in 1982: "Short stories of delirious and...

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Yongui Dumont, VF without dust-jacket as issued, Bleys, Olivier, Dumont, Yongui, Vents d'Ouest, 2010, 1st, pictorial boards

Paris 1876. In the Penouquet family "fluid photography" studio, customers speak with their dead relatives and pose with them for pictures. This is of...

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Olivier Bleys, Yomgui Dumont, Bleys, Olivier, Dumont, Yomgui, Very Fine, Grenoble, Vents d'Ouest, 2011, 1st, 9782749305998, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 56 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"Black Bedrooms, Volume 2: Soul Hunting"The Pénouquet twins, Louise and Tristan, have been kidnapped! To find them, the nine members of this family...

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Very Fine, Yomgui Dumont, Bleys, Olivier, Dumont, Yomgui, Vents D'Ouest, 2012, 1st, 9782749306766, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The conclusion of this dark comedy of the Penouquet family, battling to defeat on old alchemist who is plotting to harvest gold from children's kidneys.

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Sophie Blitman, Annette Marnat, Blitman, Sophie, Marnat, Annette, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Fleurus, 2018, 1st, 978-2215137542, 8.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 96 pages, 14 full-page color illustrations and 10 text illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"Portraits of Free Women: They Dared to be Themselves." Annette Marnat provides wonderful color illustrations for these profiles of 12 pioneering women:...

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Olivier Bocquet, Julie Rocheleau, Bocquet, Olivier, Rocheleau, Julie, Very Fine, Paris, Dargaud, 2014, 1st, 9782205071726, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 54 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"All the Gold of Paris." In Volume 2 of "The Wrath of the Phantom," the Phantom, that master of crime and terror, returns! After terrorizing Paris for...

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Olivier Bocquet, Julie Rocheleau, Bocquet, Olivier, Rocheleau, Julie, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2014, 1st, 9782205071726, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 54 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The final of three volumes of this series beautifully illustrated by Julie Rocheleau. From the publisher: "At the Open Tomb." In Volume 3 of "The...

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Zoo - La Visite
  $70.00
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Philippe Bonifay, Frank Pe, Bonifay, Philippe, Pe, Frank, Very Fine/Very Fine, Marcinelle, Dupuis, 2009, 10.75 inches, 11 inches, 120 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

An art book exploring the work of animalier Frank Pe and the world of Zoo, the best-selling comic series by Frank Pe and Philippe Bonifay. From the...

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Rocher Rouge
  $25.00
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Eric Borg, Mickael Sanlaville, Borg, Eric, Sanlaville, Mickael, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Casterman, 2009, 11 inches, 7.5 inches, 120 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

By Mickael Sanlaville, co-creator of Lastman and artist of Le Fleur Vert. "It's the mask of Maboukou... A legend of our country that dates back to...

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Eric Borg, Michael Sanlaville, Borg, Eric, Sanlaville, Michael, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Casterman, 2018, 1st, 978-2203102927, 10.75 inches, 7.5 inches, 120 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

By Michael Sanlaville, co-creator of Lastman and artist of Le Fleur Vert. "It's the mask of Maboukou... A legend of our country that dates back to...

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Very Fine, Renart, Borg, Eric, Renart, Casterman, 2012, 1st, 9782203043350, 2203043350, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Not everyone died in the cliffhanger at the end of the first volume; in this second book, a survivor returns to the island, looking for the truth. Terrible...

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Obscurcia 1
  $28.00
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David Boriau, Steven Dhondt, Boriau, David, Dhondt, Steven, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Delcourt, 2018, 1st, 978-2413000143, 11.1 inches, 7.5 inches, 104 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Obscurcia is a horror trilogy. Alex is a 12 year old. his little sister, Nina. Their father hits the family cat with his car killing it. Of course, that...

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Obscurcia 2
  $28.00
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David Boriau, Steven Dhondt, Boriau, David, Dhondt, Steven, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Delcourt, 2019, 1st, 978-2413000150, 11.1 inches, 7.5 inches, 104 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Obscurcia is a horror trilogy. In this middle volume, Alex is a 12 year old in the nightmare world of Obscurcia, making allies, trying to save his friends...

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Obscurcia 3
  $28.00
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David Boriau, Steven Dhondt, Boriau, David, Dhondt, Steven, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Delcourt, 2019, 1st, 9782413018414, 11.1 inches, 7.5 inches, 104 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

I love this series! The concluding volume of this fantasy adventure takes the action and fights to a whole other level as Alex, Laécia and Bidibidou...

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Toajene
  $30.00
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Bruno Bozzetto, Gregory Panaccione, Bozzetto, Bruno, Panaccione, Gregory, Paris, Delcourt, 2020, 1st, 9782413027515, 11.7 inches, 9 inches, 104 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Panaccione is an award-winning specialist in wordless comics. Bruno Bozzetto is an Italian animator/director, perhaps best known for Allegro non troppo...

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Tex Avery
  $75.00
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Patrick Brion, Tex Avery, Brion, Patrick, Avery, Tex, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (top edge of dustjacket lightly rubbed), Paris, Chene, 1984, 2nd 2000, 9782851083715, 12.5 inches, 10 inches, 176 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, French

A detailed filmography of every one of Avery's films for Warner Bros., MGM & Universal. Each entry includes credits, synopsis, and a frame from the...

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Pascal Brissy, Christophe Lautrette, Brissy, Pascal, Lautrette, Christophe, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Vanves, Deux Coqs D'Or, 2017, 1st, 9782016254301, 7.75 inches, 6.75 inches, 24 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

France has launched their own line of Little Golden Books: "Un petit livre d'or." The originals in this French series are art directed by Gerald Guerlais...

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Alika, Tome 2 - La Thaumaturge
  $28.00
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Very Fine, John-Simon Loche, Brremaud, Frederic, Loche, John-Simon, Le Lombard, 2009, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Stylishly illustrated and colored by John-Simon Loche (game concept artist, comic book artist and art director). This is the second volume in the heroic...

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Frédéric Brrémaud, Federico Bertolucci, Brrémaud, Frédéric, Bertolucci, Federico, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Grenoble, Vents d'Ouest, 2018, 1st, 978-2749308432, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

From the writer and artist of the Love series is this two-part fantasy series. Featuring a forest world with foxes, boars, and mythological creatures. With...

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Love, Les Dinosaures
  $25.00
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Frederic Brremaud, Federico Bertolucci, Brremaud, Frederic, Bertolucci, Federico, Small tears on spine end and corner otherwise Very Fine, Roubaix, France, Ankama, 2016, 1st, 978-2-35910-861-3, 11.25 inches, 7.75 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The latest volume from the creators of Love, Le Tigre; Love, Le Renard; and Love, Le Lion. This new wordless wildlife adventure is set in the...

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Ma Rentree Chez Rose
  $12.00
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Nadine Brun-Cosme, Annette Marnat, Brun-Cosme, Nadine, Marnat, Annette, Very Fine, Paris, Pere Castor, 2014, 1st thus, 9782081307131, 9.5 inches, 9 inches, 26 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, French

Annette Marnat's children's picture book tells a story about a little schoolgirl Zora and her favorite teacher. Zora is pleased to reach the next grade...

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Fees Et Deesses
  $45.00
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Erle Ferronniere, VF, Brunel, Aurelie, Ferronniere, Erle, Galerie Daniel Maghen, 2009, 1st, cloth spine, pictorial boards

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Luc Brunschwig, Etienne Le Roux, Brunschwig, Luc, Le Roux, Etienne, Limited to 1500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Glenat, 2019, 1st, 9782344034583, 14.75 inches, 11 inches, 64 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This large format black & white edition reproduces Etienne Le Roux's inked pages prior to the application of color. From the publisher: The...

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Pedro Colombo, Signed by the writer and the artist with a drawing, VF, Busquet, Josep, Colombo, Pedro, Styx, 2011, 1st, French

A graphic novel (in French) set in the exotic Middle East of the Arabian Nights. Beautifully illustrated and colored, the artwork is highly detailed yet the...

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Soon
  $35.00
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Thomas Cadène, Benjamin Adam, Cadène, Thomas, Adam, Benjamin, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Dargaud, 2019, 1st, 9782205078749, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 240 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

I saw this big graphic novel at Angouleme and was immediately impressed. The simple graphic style reminds me of Alexandre Clerisse, but Benjamin Adam...

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Aquablue 1: Nao
  $30.00
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Near Fine (some rippling to the laminate on the covers, tight, clean, bright), Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 1989, 2nd, 12.75 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Vatine made his name with this book. On a distant planet, a human boy is adopted by a race of aquatic humanoids. As an adult, he must help defend them...

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Aquablue 1: Nao
  $29.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 2006 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This album first appeared in 1988.

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Aquablue 1: Nao
  $30.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 1989, 2nd 1997, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Vatine made his name with this book. On a distant planet, a human boy is adopted by a race of aquatic humanoids. As an adult, he must help defend them...

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Aquablue 2: Planete Bleue
  $29.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 2003 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This album first appeared in 1989.

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Aquablue 2: Planete Bleue
  $30.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 1989, 1997 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This 1997 printing retains the original coloring and cover which are no longer available. Text in French.

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Aquablue 3: Le Megophias
  $29.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 2006 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This album first appeared in 1991.

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Aquablue 3: Le Megophias
  $30.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 1990, 1997 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This 1997 printing retains the original coloring and cover which are no longer available. Text in French.

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Aquablue 4: Corail Noir
  $29.00
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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 2003 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This album first appeared in 1993.

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Very Fine, Olivier Vatine, Cailleteau, Thierry, Vatine, Olivier, Delcourt, 1999, 2004 printing, 12.7 inches, 9 inches, 230 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Vatine made his name with this series. On a distant planet, a human boy is adopted by a race of aquatic humanoids. As an adult, he must help defend them...

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Blacksad 2 - Arctic-Nation
  $30.00
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Very Fine, Juanjo Guarnido, Canales, Juan Diaz, Guarnido, Juanjo, Dargaud, 2003, Later, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 56 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The original French edition with a page size twice as big as the Dark Horse edition! The best way to see and appreciate Juanjo's amazing watercolor artwork.

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Blacksad 3 - Ame Rouge
  $30.00
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Very Fine, Juanjo Guarnido, Canales, Juan Diaz, Guarnido, Juanjo, Dargaud, 2005, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 52 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The original French edition with a page size twice as big as the Dark Horse edition! The best way to see and appreciate Juanjo's amazing watercolor artwork.

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Very Fine, Juanjo Guarnido, Canales, Juan Diaz, Guarnido, Juanjo, Dargaud, 2010, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 56 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The original French edition with a page size twice as big as the Dark Horse edition!  The best way to see and appreciate Juanjo's amazing watercolor...

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Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido, Canales, Juan Diaz, Guarnido, Juanjo, Near Fine (lower corners are lightly rubbed otherwise Fine), Paris, Imbroglio, 2001, 1st printing, 2nd state, 220505290X, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe art book is long out of print. "Blacksad was the surprise of 2000. Distinctions and awards, raves from the press, and the sales! A year to...

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Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido, Canales, Juan Diaz, Guarnido, Juanjo, Near Fine (very light dent along the foreedge otherwise Fine), Paris, Imbroglio, 2001, 2nd, 220505290X, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe art book is long out of print. "Blacksad was the surprise of 2000. Distinctions and awards, raves from the press, and the sales! A year to...

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Barbara Canepa, Alessandro Barbucci, Canepa, Barbara, Barbucci, Alessandro, Very Fine, Soleil, Toulon, 2004, 1st Limited, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 108 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This long out of print limited edition reproduces the third Sky Doll volume (with an alternate ending) in its pencil form: the lefthand pages reproduce the...

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Barbara Canepa, Alessandro Barbucci, Canepa, Barbara, Barbucci, Alessandro, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light bump to the lower corners, otherwise very sharp, tight, clean), Soleil, Toulon, 2004, 1st Limited, 13.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 108 pages, black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This long out of print limited edition reproduces the third Sky Doll volume (with an alternate ending) in its pencil form: the lefthand pages reproduce the...

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Kraken
  $25.00
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Bruno Cannucciari, Emiliano Pagani, Cannucciari, Bruno, Pagani, Emiliano, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Toulon, Soleil, 2018, 1st, 978-2302071421, 11.1 inches, 8 inches, 104 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A superbly illustrated story of men haunted by sea monsters. I'm a sucker for such things and if you like this sort of thing, you'll love this. I can't read...

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Big Ben Bolt: Harvard Heavyweight
  $175.00
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#147 of 1000 numbered copies, Very Fine/Fine, John Cullen Murphy, Caplan, Elliot, Murphy, John Cullen, Pollischansky, 1978, 1st, 15.5 inches, 11 inches, 112 pages, Hardcover, cloth, English, German

The first 406 dailies - 68 weeks (2/20/50 to 6/7/51). This adventure strip with its blend of melodrama, romance and comic relief was John Cullen Murphy's...

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