Friday, August 9, 2013

Featured: Bad Dreams and Scary Monsters!

Joe Simon & Jack Kirby, The Stange World Of Your Dreams

The Strange World of Your Dreams gathers the complete run of the 1950s comic book series of that fascinating title. A dream team of artists headed by Jack Kirby created a bizarre world of nocturnal fantasies. It’s as if these comics were written by Sigmund Freud and drawn by Salvador Dalí! The insightful introduction showcases scarce bonus material, including reproductions of original art by surrealist cartoonist and animator, pioneer Winsor McCay. All the comic books are lovingly restored for this large format full color art book edited and designed by Eisner Award winner Craig Yoe. 


From the banned 1950s horror comics that Dr. Fredric Wertham, The U.S. Senate, and mothers didn't want innocent children to devour comes a terrifying and timely anthology of comics of the undead…"Zombies". These gruesome mini-masterpieces are hauntingly delineated by some of the Golden Age's greatest artists at their very best. The nightmarish scripts of the unstoppable living dead will make your spine freeze over in terror! Edited and designed by Eisner winner Craig Yoe with an introduction by the host of the popular "The Horrors of It All" vintage comics blog, Steve "Karswell" Banes. "Zombies" follows in the footsteps of "Dick Briefer's Frankenstein" and "Bob Powell's Terror."  

Dick Briefer's Frankenstein

The first volume in Yoe Book’s thrilling new series, "The Chilling Archives of Horror," fittingly features the first and foremost maniacal monster of all time… Frankenstein! Dick Briefer is one of the seminal artists who worked with Will Eisner on some of the very first comic books. Dick Briefer is as cool as weird cartoonists Fletcher Hanks, Basil Wolverton, Boody Rogers, EC horror comics, and classic Frankenstein movies all rolled into one! The large-format book lovingly reproduces a monstrous number of stories from the original 1940s and '50s comic books. The stories are fascinatingly supplemented by an insightful introduction by Eisner-Award winner Craig Yoe, with rare Dick Briefer photos and letters, original art, drawings by Alex Toth inspired by Briefer’s Frankenstein—and much more!

 These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
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