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  1. Steve Canyon Volume 2: 1949-1950

    $49.99

    In the second volume of The Complete Steve Canyon, the temperature of the Cold War heats up and Milton Caniff expands his already large cast even further. Steve re-engages with Copper Calhoon, encounters Chinese warlords such as Serge Blu, spies like Madame Lynx, and joins a secret air force from Western democracies taking on thinly disguised communists. In the midst of all this intrigue, Happy meets his Hooligans, Reed Kimberly falls head over heels for Princess Snowflower, and Steve learns that the end of the 1940s may be the best years of their lives. Learn More
  2. Miss Fury

    Miss Fury

    $49.99

    Catfights and crossdressers, mad scientists and Gestapo agents with swastika branding irons—it's one lurid and exciting adventure after another in this lavish, full-color collection of the first female superhero created and drawn by a woman. Miss Fury was a sexy adventurer clad in a skin-tight panther costume. By day, she was socialite Marla Drake. By night… Miss Fury. In the first half of the 20th century, women cartoonists could be found in America's newspapers, but Tarpé Mills was one of the few who drew adventure comics, and the only one who drew a costumed superheroine. The Miss Fury Sunday newspaper strip ran from 1941 until 1952 and had millions of readers, among them GIs who painted the beautiful action heroine on the nosecones of their bombers. Learn More
  3. Bloom County: Complete Library, Vol. 3 REMARQUED EDITION

    Bloom County: Complete Library, Vol. 3 REMARQUED EDITION

    $100.00

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    This is a very limited edition, available ONLY through IDW Publishing. Each copy has an exclusive sketch and signature plate. Each sketch will feature either Bill the Cat or Opus from Bloom County. Because of strict limitations you will not be able to choose which character you will receive and the numbering will be randomized. Learn More
  4. Genius Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth

    $49.99

    Alex Toth is revered as one of the greatest of all comics artists. Others laud his pioneering work in animation, including his groundbreaking designs for Space Ghost and The Herculoids. His work influenced countless professionals in both fields. Genius, Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth is the first of a three-book set that will be the definitive statement on the restless genius and timeless legacy of Alex Toth. Produced by the Eisner Award-winning team of Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell—who produced Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles—Genius, Isolated is a lavishly illustrated book that includes the first biography of this giant figure. The book has been compiled with complete access to the family archives, and with the full cooperation of Toth's children. Toth fans and friends throughout the world have loaned original artwork reproduced in the entire series. Included are many examples of Toth's art, from complete stories to rare pages, as well as an unfinished and unpublished penciled story from the early 1950s! The tome covers his earliest stories at DC in the 1940s, his defining work at Standard, his incomparable Zorro comics in the 1950s, and a special section collects, for the first time, the complete Jon Fury pages that Toth produced while in the army, a section that alone is worth the price of admission. Alex Toth was more than a unique and influential artist. He was a keenly insightful philosopher about comics, cartooning, and animation—with opinions on how they are created as opposed to how he felt they should be created. He wasn't shy about expressing those thoughts, whether in sometimes-scathing personal letters, essays for publication, or letters to the editor. To flesh out the complete story of his life and art, Mullaney and Canwell have spent more than a year conducting wide-ranging interviews with dozens of Toth's peers, friends, and family members. With a special introduction by Mark Chiarello, Genius, Isolated is the beginning of a comics biography everyone will be talking about for years to come.  Learn More
  5. X-9 Secret Agent Corrigan Vol. 2

    $49.99

    Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson’s classic adventure comic strip collects over 800 comic strips, from September 1, 1969 through April 8, 1972. Each strip beautifully rendered with delicate precision by master craftsman, Williamson, and elegantly scribed by master wordsmith, Goodwin. Williamson began his legendary career at the fabled EC Comics in the early 1950s. He would go on to a brilliant career spanning six decades, bringing to life through his magic brush: Flash Gordon, Star Wars, Secret Agent Corrigan, and many others. Goodwin’s career included editorial stints at DC, Warren and Marvel Comics. At both Warren and Marvel he was editor-in-chief. Goodwin teamed with Williamson, a favorite collaborator, on the Star Wars newspaper strip as well as Corrigan. Learn More
  6. Best of Dick Tracy

    $19.99

    Highlights from Dick Tracy's long and storied career, as chosen by comics historian and comics writer Jay Maeder. This 144-page trade paperback contains the Best of the Best sequences from the 1930s through the 1970s, and is a great introduction to the character for new readers and old ones alike. Featuring such villains as Doc Hump, The Blank, B-B Eyes, Flattop, The Brow, Shaky, Mumbles, T.V. Wiggles, Model, Rughead, and Flattop Jr.! Learn More
  7. The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy, Vol. 11

    $39.99

    This volume introduces Mumbles—one of Dick Tracy's greatest villains—and sees Tracy form the Crime Stoppers Club, teaching young boys and girls crime detection techniques. The fascinating (and sometimes grotesque) parade of characters continues, including Coffyhead, Hypo, Bronko, Kiss Andtell, Acres O'Riley, Heels Beals, and Autumn Hews. Plus, everyone dreads seeing what the baby born to B.O. Plenty and Gravel Gertie will look like! Edited and designed by Eisner Award-winner Dean Mullaney, with introductions by Max Allan Collins and Jeff Kersten. Containing all daily and Sunday comic strips from March 17, 1947 through September 26, 1948. Learn More
  8. The Complete Little Orphan Annie, Vol. 6

    The Complete Little Orphan Annie, Vol. 6

    $49.99

    Introducing one of the strip's most beloved characters, the mysterious Punjab the Wizard, and including one of the most famous Little Orphan Annie stories of all—that of the brilliant Eli Eon, who invents a material that never wears out and promises to make the world a better place for everyone. Unfortunately, for both Eli and the world, evil forces are determined to steal his formula and use it for their own purposes. The only ones in their way are Annie, "Daddy" Warbucks, and their new ally, the indomitable Punjab! Includes all dailies and color Sundays from February 1, 1935 through September 30, 1936. Edited and designed by Eisner-Award winner Dean Mullaney, with biographical text by Jeet Heer. Learn More
  9. Rip Kirby, Vol. 3

    Rip Kirby, Vol. 3

    $49.99

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    The third volume of Alex Raymond’s modernist classic Rip Kirby contains nearly three years of strips, from September 24, 1951 through April 17. 1954, all drawn in Raymond’s incredibly lush style. World’s best photographer, the sexy Bijou Benson; a playboy sheik from Algiers; a revolution in the Middle East; the return of criminals Joe Seven, Fingers Moray, and the deadly Mangler; the deadly Lili Lavelle; all while Honey Dorian, of course, is not happy that Pagan Lee re-enters the picture. Edited and designed by Eisner Award-winner Dean Mullaney, with a biographical and historical essay by Brian Walker. Learn More
  10. Polly and Her Pals, Vol. 1

    $75.00

    IDW's Library of American Comics launches its new oversized hardcover "Champagne Edition" series with what historians and critics consider one of the essential masterpieces of comic strip art, Cliff Sterrett's Polly and Her Pals. Polly and Her Pals: Complete Sunday Comics, 1925-1927 reproduces every one of Cliff Sterrett’s dynamic full-color Sunday pages from 1925 to 1927 in a large 12" x 16" hardcover format so that it can be fully appreciated. The pages also include Sterrett's topper strips, Damon and Pythias and Dot and Dash. Edited by Dean Mullaney, the book contains the detailed background and biographical material that helped earn The Library of American Comics the prestigious Eisner Award. Learn More

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