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Murphy AndersonBuck Rogers In The 25th Century – The Complete Sudays 1958 to 1959 (hardcover) ... Book
Hermes, 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 40.00
One of our favorite sci-fi comics artists ever – presented here in a short but wonderful run on the Buck Rogers Sunday pages of the late 50s! Murphy Anderson is a genius – an artist whose work on DC titles like Hawkman, Strange Adventures, Mystery In Space, and even Superman helped define a generation – really giving a slick, clean line to the look of comics in the silver age – and concurrent with the start of that run, Anderson also took over the Buck Rogers newspaper strip for its large Sunday pages – which are presented here in stunning color, in a beautifully oversized book! Anderson's as great here as on some other series – like The Atomic Knights – and although the book only has the Sunday pages, they work together to form a single story week to week, without the need for daily pages. 80 pages, oversize, and in full color. Book

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Matt BakerCanteen Kate (hardcover) ... Book
CSP, Early 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 28.99
Rare work from the great Matt Baker – a cartoonist best known for his sexy superhero Phantom Lady in the 40s, and for a number of other "good girl" features during the golden age of comics! Canteen Kate comes from a few years later – all these strips ran in the first few years of the fifties – and features a lovely lass in short pants, as the only female on a Marine base – with the kind of antics you might expect! Kate's a bit less exposed than some of Baker's earlier heroines, but more than makes up for the lack of skin with a great sense of humor – wit that wasn't present in some of Matt's earlier work, and which really makes these stories come together. The whole thing's a bit like a 50s version of Milt Caniff's Male Call, in comic book form. Stories appeared in the St John publications Fightin Marines and Canteen Kate – and the book is 160 pages, full color, and hardcover. Book

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Andrew BoltonPunk – From Chaos To Couture (hardcover) ... Book
Metropolitan Museum Of Art, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 35.00
A beautiful book that certainly lives up to the "chaos to couture" in its title – as it traces the fashion of punk from the early DIY days of the London scene to its elevation to high fashion on the runway! The book's smarter than you might guess – put together by MOMA, and less of a look at the commercialization of punk, than a way of drawing surprising connections – filled with some especially great vintage photos from the UK scene of the late 70s, and featuring text by Jon Savage, Richard Hell, and John Lydon. 240 pages, oversized, and very heavy – with loads of images in black and white, and color. Book

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Eric BradleyMantiques – A Manly Guide To Cool Stuff (hardcover) ... Book
Krause, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 26.99
Remember when guys used to be butch? Remember when they weren't fussing over their hair, their skin care, or aromas – and instead just needed a handful of objects to state their identity! Those objects took on different categories – a cool car, a nice watch, hunting togs, or drinking gear – all of which are covered here in a full color book that's also partly a price guide too! The book divides its subjects into different categories – with chapters on pulp art, surfing collectibles, entertainment memorabilia, rare tools, vintage knives, and even early computers – in a hefty book with lots of full color images, and text on each item represented. We're not endorsing the prices, which are a bit random – but the book is a beautiful document of "guy stuff" from years gone by – when a dude was a dude, and didn't need to hideout in a man cave with his treasures. 176 pages, hardcover, full color. Book

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Ivan BrunettiAesthetics – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 25.00
A beautiful collection of images by Ivan Brunetti – a cartoonist we've followed for decades here on the Chicago scene, and have watched with great appreciation as he's gotten worldwide attention for his work in the New Yorker and numerous other publications over the years! Brunetti's an amazing individual, with a character that goes even deeper than his artwork – and this book is something of a memoir, told by Ivan in words that go alongside the images – little stories about their creation, or his own place on the planet at the time – with some cartoons, some cover illustrations, and lots of obscure drawings, sculptures, and physical objects that are a real discovery, even if you've bought his comix and other books. The layout is great – as illuminating as the contents – and the hardcover book is color throughout. Book

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✨✧ William S Burroughs/Patricia Allmer & John SearsTaking Shots – The Photography Of William S Burroughs (hardcover) ... Book
Prestel, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 49.95
William S Burroughs is best known as an artist with his pen – a writer who gave the world Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine, and a number of other groundbreaking books – plus some important cut-up recordings, made from his original text! Yet Burroughs was also fascinated with the visual, too – and often had a camera by his side, especially during his early years of globe-trotting experience – when he was coming into context with some of the most fruitful experimental minds of his generation! This book features lots of images from that time – along with great writing that really gets at the power of the photograph in Burroughs' hands, and his drive to merge text and image. Core photographs are mixed with collages, cut-ups, and even proof sheets – illuminating the writers time in Tangiers, Mexico, London, and New York. The book features some self-portraits, city shots, and images of contemporaries and associates – like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg – all in an oversized book that offers up as much history as it does image. The collage and cut-up pieces alone are amazing – a really under-documented side of the writer's talents, and one that we would have loved to see grow more over the years. 160 pages, hardcover, and a mixture of color and black and white. Book
 
 
 



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