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Collier's Collects its Wits: The Cream of a Two-Year Crop of Comic Drawings (Second Edition)

by [Johnson, Crockett] Williams, Gurney

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1944
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$25.00

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New York: Robert McBride, 1944. Second Edition. A collection of cartoons, including five by Crockett Johnson, creator of "Harold and the Purple Crayon." About Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Front board lightly bowed, with light rubbing at spine ends and corners. Jacket has light wear and a number of small chips at the extremities,… Read more
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$25.00
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Original artwork for Nancy comic strip, October 11, 1977

by Bushmiller, Ernie (artist)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1977
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$1,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Original three-panel artwork by Ernie Bushmiller for the October 11, 1977 daily strip of his seminal comic strip Nancy. This particular strip features Nancy and Sluggo enveloped in a fog created with Ben Day dots in a very stylish Pop Art manner. As with American cinema, it was the French who first championed the… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Original artwork for Priscilla's Pop comic strip, September 9, 1969

by Vermeer, Al (artist)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1969
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$75.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1969. Original three-panel artwork by Al Vermeer for the September 9, 1969 daily strip of "Priscilla's Pop," featuring Priscilla, her friend Hollyhock and Priscilla's dog Oliver. Albert (Al) Herman Vermeer began his newspaper career as a sports writer while growing up in Oakland, California. He began doing sports illustration for the San Francisco News, and in… Read more
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$75.00
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Original artwork for Mark Trail comic strip, December 12, 1988

by Dodd, Ed (cartoonist); Jack Elrod (artist)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1988
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$175.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1988. Original three-panel artwork by Jack Elrod, dated December 12, 1988, of Ed Dodd's preeminent comic strip Mark Trail. "13244 MON 12 - 12 - 88" written in holograph non-photo blue pencil in upper left margin. Edward Benton "Ed" Dodd, hailed from Lafayette, Georgia, and spent most of his life in Georgia. As a teen he… Read more
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$175.00
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Original artwork of 3 consecutive Mark Trail comic strips, February 13 and 14, 1986

by Dodd, Ed (cartoonist); Jack Elrod (artist)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1986
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1986. Three related original three-panel "Mark Trail" daily strip artworks by Ed Dodd and Jack Elrod, all having to do with a mischievous little pup named Igloo. Strips are dated January 20, February 13, and February 14, 1986. A few original holograph notations in blue pencil in upper left margin of each strip. Edward Benton "Ed"… Read more
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$450.00
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Original artwork for Li'l Abner comic strip, June 25, 1936, inscribed to Ed Dodd

by Capp, Al (artist); Ed Dodd (cartoonist)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1936
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$3,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1936. Original four-panel artwork by Al Capp, dated June 25, 1936, of his seminal comic strip Li'l Abner. INSCRIBED to fellow cartoonist Ed Dodd in holograph ink on bottom margin: "To Ed Dodd / with good wishes / Al Capp." Holograph notation in pencil along top margin: "4. It'll Do - Plenty!" and "6-25" in blue holograph… Read more
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$3,500.00
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Rip Kirby: The First Modern Detective Complete Comic Strips 1959-1962 (First Edition)

by Prentice, John (artist); Fred Dickenson (author)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2013
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781631777107
Item Price
$95.00

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San Diego, CA: IDW Publishing / The Library of American Comics, 2013. First Edition. First Edition, first printing. Includes the Rip Kirby daily strips between June 1959 and February 1962 in their entirety, over 800 in all. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
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Barnaby (First Edition)

by Johnson, Crockett

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1943
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$95.00

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New York: Henry Holt, 1943. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in blue cloth covered boards with orange titles and an about Near Fine orange dust jacket. Slight lean, with mild foxing to the top page edges and endpapers, and a small mark to the bottom page edges. Jacket has light toning at the spine, with light… Read more
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The Fenouillard Family [La famille Fenouillard] (Original program for the 1961 film)

by Robert, Yves (director, screenwriter); Christophe (comic strip); Jean Ferry (screenwriter); Sophie Desmarets, Jean Richard, Annie Sinigalia, Marie-Hose Ruiz (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1961
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$75.00

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Paris: Gaumont, 1961. Original program for the 1961 French film, here under the original French title. Illustrated in red, black, and white, and stills from the film, with laid-in synopsis sheets featuring the "Fenouillard" family and oversize umbrella illustration on the rectos. Based on the 19th century French comic by Marie Louis Georges Colomb (Christophe), one of… Read more
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Sassy (Original screenplay for an unproduced film, 1988)

by Zwigoff, Terry and R. Crumb (screenwriters)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1988
Item Price
$3,000.00

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San Francisco: Terry Zwigoff, 1988. First Draft script for an unproduced film, based on R. Crumb's cartoon character "Sassy, the female sasquatch." A project that was in development three years after Zwigoff's first film (a documentary about Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong), and preceded by six years the documentary about R. Crumb in 1994 that would establish him as… Read more
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$3,000.00
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The Avengers: Marvel Masterworks Volume 8

by Roy Thomas (author); John Buscema, Sal Buscema (illustrators)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2008
ISBN
9780785129349
Item Price
$185.00

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New York: Marvel Comics, 2008. New. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap.
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image of Original artwork for Nancy Sunday comic strip, January 31, 1971

Original artwork for Nancy Sunday comic strip, January 31, 1971

by Bushmiller, Ernie (artist)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1971
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$850.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1971. Original eight-panel artwork by Ernie Bushmiller for the January 31, 1971 deluxe Sunday installment of his seminal comic strip Nancy. This strip features Nancy and her dog Poochie. As with American cinema, it was the French who first championed the studied simplicity of Bushmiller's un-deconstructible combination of rigid artistic style and even more rigidly… Read more
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$850.00
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Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams, Volume 1

by Adams, Neal

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2003
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781401200411
Item Price
$35.00

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New York: DC Comics, 2003. First Edition. First Edition. As New. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
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$35.00
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Parade of Pleasure: A Study of Popular Iconography in the USA (First Edition)

by Wagner, Geoffrey

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1955
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$1,500.00

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New York: Library Publishers, 1955. First American Edition, originally published in the UK by Derek Verschoyle the previous year. Photo illustrated throughout, with different images than the UK edition. An early examination of the negative influence of pop culture on the American public, with sections on film, pin ups, pulp novels, television, and, most importantly, comic books,… Read more
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$1,500.00
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The Amazing Spider-Man (Archive of 5 scripts for the 1977 television show belonging to actor Michael Pataki)

by E.W. Swackhamer, Ron Satlof, Fernando Lamas (directors); Alvin Boretz, Robert James, John W. Bloch (screenwriters); Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Smith, Michael Pataki (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1977
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$1,500.00

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Los Angeles: Charles Fries Productions, 1977. Archive of five scripts for four episodes from Season One of "The Amazing Spider-Man" television series in 1977. All belonging to actor Michael Pataki, who played police captain Barbera in the series, each with his holograph name on either the front wrapper or title page, and his lines and stage directions circled throughout,… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Classic Illustrated: King - Of the Khyber Rifles (Vintage Comic Book)

by Gribbon, William Lancaster writing as Talbot Mundy; Seymour Moskowitz (artist)

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Published
1953
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$75.00

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New York: Gilberton Company, 1953. Classics Illustrated, Number 107, May, 1953. Vintage comic book. First printing of this edition. Predates the release of the film adaptation by several months. The "Classic Illustrated" series began in 1941 and ran for over 160 issues, ending it's initial US run in 1971. This issue is particularly uncommon. Very… Read more
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Doc Savage (Collection of 10 DC comic books, all signed by writer Mike W. Barr)

by Barr, Mike W. (writer); Rod Whigham, Steve Montano, Gabriel Morrissette, Mike Bair, Ed Barretto, et. al (artists)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1990
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$450.00

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New York: DC Comics, 1990. A collection of ten original comics featuring Doc Savage, published by DC, all SIGNED by writer Mike W. Barr on the front wrappers. Doc Savage was featured by DC Comics beginning with a four-issue mini-series in 1987, followed by twenty-four issues, including an annual issue. Other characters throughout the run included Doc's… Read more
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Hard-Boiled Defective Stories (First Edition)

by Burns, Charles; Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly (edited and designed by)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1988
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780394754413
Item Price
$65.00

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New York: Pantheon / Raw Book, 1988. First Edition. First Edition. Features Burn's iconic luchador private eye, El Borba, in the comic-strip stories "Robot Love," "Dead Meat," "Living in the Ice Age," "Bone Voyage," and "Love in Vein." 9 x 12 inches, perfect bound illustrated wrappers. Light edge rubbing, else Near Fine.
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The MAD Archives, Volume 2 [Magazine] Issues 7-12

by Gaines, William M.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2012
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781401213886
Item Price
$125.00

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New York: DC Comics, 2012. First Edition. First Edition, first printing. New. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
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$125.00
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Thieves' World Graphics (Archive of Five Issues of the Graphic Novel Series)

by Aspirin, Robert and Lynn Abbey; Tim Sale (illustrations)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1987
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$45.00

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Norfolk, VA: Donning, 1987. Archive of five issues of the graphic novel series, "Thieves' World," adapted by Robert Aspirin and Lynn Abbey, with artwork by Tim Sale, from original stories by Poul Anderson, Robin Bailey, John Brunner, C.J. Cherryh, Diane Duane, Philip Jose Farmer, Joe Haldeman, Vonda McIntyre, Andrew J. Offutt, and more. From the estate of Andrew J.… Read more
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