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    Alex Toth : Bravo for Adventure

    Alex Toth’s magnum opus, collected in book form for the first time ever! This deluxe hardcover edition contains all three of The Genius’s stories starring Jesse Bravo, knock-about pilot and reluctant swashbuckler, including the original graphic novel that’s been out of print for 30 years. Also included are never-before-seen pencil roughs, preliminary drawings, and story fragments, as well as Toth’s own coloring samples for an edition that never saw print, and — freed from storage after 40 years — some of the coloring for what was intended to be Bravo’s original 1975 first printing in France! It’s not just a comics collection, it’s a capital “E” Event — the ultimate Bravo for Adventure, published by special arrangement with the Toth family!

    Oversized 9.5" x 13" hardcover, 100 pp., $34.99.
    ISBN: 978-1-63140-350-7

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    Amazing Spider-Man —Newspaper Comics Volume 1: 1977-1978

    by Stan Lee and John Romita
    Edited and with an introduction by Bruce Canwell

    The first book in our classic Spider-Man newspaper strip series collects every daily and Sunday from the beginning in January 1977 through the end of 1978. Every Sunday includes the rarely-seen top-tier logos, exactly as they appeared in newspapers.

    Oversized 11" x 8.5” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 304 pp, $49.99.


    LOAC Essentials Vol. 7: Tarzan 1929

    by Edgar Rice Burroughs, illustrated by Hal Foster and Rex Maxon
    Edited by Dean Mullaney. Introduction by Henry G. Franke III

    Three amazing firsts hit the newspaper strip pages in January 1929: the introduction of Buck Rogers as a Sunday, the debut of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan as a daily strip, and the first newspaper strip art by Hal Foster. It was Foster who illustrated all sixty episodes of ERB's seminal Tarzan of the Apes. And now LOAC Essentials brings you all of Foster's first comics work, reproduced from ERB's syndicate proofs. In addition, this book includes The Return of Tarzan, Beasts of Tarzan, and Son of Tarzan, each drawn by Rex Maxon. All together the first 300 daily Tarzan comics ever produced, all together in a single, affordable package!

    Oblong 11.5” x 4.25” hardcover, 344 pp, $24.99.

    Superman : Atomic Age Sundays, 1949-1953

    by Alvin Schwartz and Wayne Boring
    Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney. Introduction by Mark Waid. Cover by Pete Poplaski.

    These never-before-reprinted 1950s Sundays are a special treat for Superman fans and comics historians worldwide. This first book of the Atomic Age Sundays features more than 175 full-color strips, from October 23, 1949 through March 15, 1953. In these tales, the impish Mr. Mxyztplk has returned to drive Superman crazy and the Man of Steel returns to Smallville for "Superboy Week" celebrations and ends up solving a case he never had a chance to as Superboy!  The Man of Steel also travels back in time and gets embroiled in political intrigue in the court of King Arthur, and then fights off an alien invasion of Earth!

    Oversized 9.25" x 12"” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 180 pp, $49.99.

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    Dick Tracy Vol. 18: 1957-1959

    by Chester Gould
    Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney.
    Introduction by Max Allan Collins, Historical Essay by Jeff Kersten.

    The 1950s just about come to a close in Volume Eighteen as Chester Gould introduces one character after another whose crimes start off as relatively petty but who end up trapped in larger and more deadly conspiracies. New characters include the gamecock queen Miss Egghead, Cuban secret serviceman Wunbrow, the tragic Headache, and bizarre Popsie and her mother. Throw in a wacko named Pantsy, a cross-country chase after a million dollars of hidden heist loot, Tracy left for dead on a deserted island, a couple more million in slot machine coins, and a throwback to the 1940s in the Mole-lookalike named Rhodent, and it's clear that Chester Gould is definitely not resting on his laurels. Included are all strips from December 15, 1957 through July 11, 1959.

    Oversized 11" x 8.5" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 276 pp, $39.99.