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Ross Andru & Mike EspositoRoss Andru & Mike Esposito's Get Lost ... Book
Hermes, 1950s. New Copy .... $8.99 29.99
One of the greatest publications to ever rip off Mad Magazine – and an early effort from the team of Ross Andru and Mike Esposito – later known for famous work at both Marvel and DC Comics! Get Lost follows from the early Mad comic book style – and features lots of well-done parodies of popular genres – film, fiction, and more! The writing is good, but the art is even better – very angular and edgey, at a level that's quite different than any other later work from the team – definitely influenced by the work of early Mad artists, but quite unique as well. The book brings together all three issues of the short-lived publication in glorious full color – and also features an interview with Mike Esposito on the fate of the comic as well. 96 pages, color, oversize. Book

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Yves ChalandChaland Anthology #2 – Freddy Lombard ... Book
Humanoids Publishing, 2003. New Copy .... $2.99 17.95
A cool collection of comics from Yves Chaland – one that focuses on his Freddy Lombard character – who's kind of like a badass version of Tintin! The comparison is probably a bit rough – but the work begins with an Herge-like aesthetic, but has a brasher sort of approach – as Freddy and his pals Dina and Sweep get into more adult-like adventures, although still with a nicely clean sort of retro feel to the stories. The work is great – a seminal part of French comics, issued here finally in an English language version – and this volume features two stories, "Holiday In Budapest" and "F 52". 126 pages, full color, softcover. Book

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Richard L GrahamGovernment Issue – Comics For The People 1940s to 2000s (paperback) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2009. New Copy Book .... $6.99 29.95
Cool comics from a very unlikely source – publications put together by the US government to spread ideas and inform the public – many of which were handled by top comics talents from the mainstream! The quality of this material is surprisingly wonderful – not schlocky propaganda, but thoughtfully-scripted, well-penned comics that have the same sort of appeal as work from the cleaner, more wholesome side of the Silver Age! Artists include Neal Adams, Charles Biro, Kurt Schaffenberger, Joe Kubert, Milt Caniff, and many others – including a fair bit of unknown illustrators too. The book is surprisingly fun, and a much-needed look at this lesser-known strand of 20th Century comics. 308 pages, full color, and softcover. Book

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Larry HarrisAnd Party Every Day – The Inside Story Of Casablanca Records (hardcover) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2009. New Copy Book .... $6.99 24.99
The full story of the legendary Casablanca Records – the 70s home to Kiss, Donna Summer, and a huge amount of soul, funk, and disco artists! Casablanca is legendary not just for its music, but for its sense of "good times" and model for living the high life back in the day – a free-spending flurry of partying and drugs, running neck and neck with the company's search for great music! Writer Larry Harris was with the label during most of its glory days – and has plenty of tales to tell within – all tempered by co-authors Curt Gooch, who put together the Casablanca documentary, and Kiss expert Jeff Suhs. Harris' story is definitely told from a personal level – to both expose secrets and dispel rumors – and the book closes with a pretty nice discography, listing every single album ever issued by Casablanca! 310 pages, hardcover, with some photos. Book

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Mick HoughtonBecoming Elektra – The True Story Of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label ... Book
Jawbone, 2010. New Copy .... $8.99 29.95
A wonderfully detailed story of one of the coolest record labels ever – a book that really gets at the huge range of folk, blues, psych, and other wonderful sounds issued by Elektra Records! The tome is massive – big enough to feature a lot of full color pictures, but with a much stronger emphasis on text than usual for this sort of volume – with an especially deep look into the early days of Zac Holzman, and his initial love of pre-rock modes before the bigger shift to more popular Elektra modes of the late 60s. The book is over 300 pages, and is past the halfway mark before The Doors even come into the picture – which really gives you an idea of the kind of detail involved, The book also features a full Elektra discography in the back – at least until the point at which Holzman left the label – and the whole thing's honestly one of the best accounts of a label's formation we've ever read. 304 pages, oversized, with some color images. Book

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Dan LeroyGreatest Music Never Sold – Secrets Of Legendary Lost Albums By David Bowie, Seal, Beastie Boys, Beck, Chicago, Mick Jagger, & More ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2007. New Copy .... $4.99 17.95
Some of the greatest albums in rock and roll are those that were never released – including some that finally saw the light of day after decades, like the Beach Boys' Smile! This book really gets at that fact beautifully – showing how, although never issued, some of these key creative projects really represent the ongoing struggle of rock music in the music business – the push and pull between different forces, and the resulting crash when musical moments never come to be! Each chapter tells the tale of a different album that didn't make it – David Bowie's Toy, Seal's Wonderland, and other projects by The Beastie Boys, Beck, Chicago, Ray Davies, Adam Ant, The Jungle Brothers, and others – almost a musical version of the comic book What If? There's also a final chapter on other almost-rans, including a few that might just make it – and the book has a nice breezy style that's nicely journalistic at times. 319 pages, softcover. Book
 
 
 



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