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We love comic books at Biblio, and there are some truly outstanding rare and antique comic books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Biblio has one of the finest selections of out-of-print, hard-to-find & rare comic books. Browse by cover or artwork below, or use our search below to find scarce titles or issues. You can also browse all of our?comic books,?graphic novels, or?manga.

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Original Artwork of Aquaman & Hawkman
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Original Artwork of Aquaman & Hawkman

by Unknown

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Condition
Used
Edition
Original Artwork
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brooklyn, New York
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New York: D.C. Comics, 1990. Original Artwork . Paper. Two pieces of original artwork of D.C. Comics super heroes Aquaman & Hawkman. The pieces are approx 9" x 13 1/2" and painted in vivid colors. The drawings are unsigned and are taped to cardboard ready to go to the printers. Would look great framed. Sold as a collection only.
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Maurice Ketten Can You Beat It! 1930 Original Comic Strip Art
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Maurice Ketten Can You Beat It! 1930 Original Comic Strip Art

by Ketten, Maurice (Prospero Fiorini)

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  • Signed
Condition
Used
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Schenectady, New York
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Original Art. Original art for the syndicated strip Can You Beat It! from May 9, 1930. Ink on illustration board measuring 34 x 42 cm. Upper right corner is torn but without affecting the art, three pin sized holes on the edges. Italian born Ketten was a comic artist and illustrator who was particularly successful in the first half of the 20th century with features such as Can You Beat It?, The "Hurry Up" New Yorker and Poor Little Income! Signed and inscribed by Ketten on the lower right corner.
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Il Corriere dei Piccoli 1933 Complete Run

Il Corriere dei Piccoli 1933 Complete Run

by Bianchi, Franco, ed

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  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First Edition
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Schenectady, New York
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Milano: Corriere Della Sera, 1933. First Edition. Newspaper. The set includes fifty-three issues. The Corriere dei Piccoli, founded in 1908 by Silvio Spaventa Filippi, is considered the first comic published in Italy. Among the characters appearing in these issues are Bilbolbul by Attilio Mussino, il Signor Bonaventura by Sergio Tofano, Sor Pampurio by Carlo Bisi, il balilla Serenello by L. Mord, Centerbe Ermete and Marmittone by Bruno Angoletta, and some of the most important American strips of the era including Jiggs and Maggie (Arcibaldo e Petronilla) by George McManus, The Captain and the Kids (Bibì e Bibò) by Rudolph Dirks, Felix the Cat (Mio Mao) by Pat Sullivan. Illustrations by Antonio Rubino, Carlo Bisi, Bruno Angoletta, and many others. Profusely illustrated with, among others, pictures pertaining to Fascism and/or Fascist propaganda, and with articles on the Balilla (Youth Organization), early aviation, and more. Condition varies from fair to very good with toning to pages, chipping… Read More
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Il Corriere dei Piccoli 1928 Complete Run
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Il Corriere dei Piccoli 1928 Complete Run

by Bianchi, Franco, ed

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Condition
Used
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First Edition
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Schenectady, New York
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Milano: Corriere Della Sera, 1928. First Edition. Newspaper. The set includes fifty-three issues. The Corriere dei Piccoli, founded in 1908 by Silvio Spaventa Filippi, is considered the first comic published in Italy. Among the characters appearing in these issues are Salomone e Dorotea by Attilio Mussino, il Signor Bonaventura by Sergio Tofano, Bice e Bauci by Mario Pompei and some of the most important American strips of the era including Jiggs and Maggie (Arcibaldo e Petronilla) by George McManus, The Captain and the Kids (Bibì e Bibò) by Rudolph Dirks, Felix the Cat (Mio Mao) by Pat Sullivan. Illustrations by Antonio Rubino, Carlo Bisi, Bruno Angoletta, and many others. Condition varies from good to very good/near fine with toning to pages, light chipping to edges, tears and creases. More details as follows: #1 was folded incorrectly and has a long tear to first page; #26 has a tear to first page affecting first panel; #31 has a small stain on two pages; #48 has a pen marking on one page;… Read More
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Topolino (Mickey Mouse) - Four Volume Set
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Topolino (Mickey Mouse) - Four Volume Set

by Gottfredson, Floyd; Walsh, Bill and others

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  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Schenectady, New York
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Roma: Il Messaggero / Editrice Comic Art / The Walt Disney Company Italia, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Four custom bound volumes. Quarter gray cloth over marbled boards, red leather labels to spine lettered in gold. In 1989-90 the Roman newspaper Il Messaggero published a weekly insert featuring classic Mickey Mouse stories from the 1930s to the 1950s. The set includes more than 90 stories by Gottfredson with more than 1,500 pages in color and b&w. The condition of the set is fine. Each volume has an anti-theft sticker to rear pastedown endpaper and there are two pages with a short tear. In the Italian language. ; Folio.
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The Three Funmakers

The Three Funmakers

by Opper, Frederick and Rudolph Dirks

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  • very good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
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Flemington, New Jersey
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Soft cover. Very Good. Opper, Frederick and Rudolph Dirks. Softcover, oblong 8vo, features the Katzenjammer Kids, Happy Hooloigan and Maud the Mule, thin cardboard covers have lost 30% in front and 20% in rear seriously affecting artwork on front board panel, 10" x 15", held together w/brown tape along spine that mars that portion of tzhe cover, first comic book to compile more than one cartoon strip together, inside 30 pages VG with only a few spots on several pages so as to be fairly clean w/o tears, last few pages a bit of jagged rubbing to middle of bottom edges, last inside page has a wonderful graphic promotional ad for Stokes' Comic Juveniles which are listed. Highest grade listed price is $2000, a VG copy went at Hakes auction (item 2107) for $1113 on February 3, 2011.
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Black Hole. The Complete Rare 12 Issue Set.

Black Hole. The Complete Rare 12 Issue Set.

by Burns, Charles

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Used
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First Printings
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brooklyn, New York
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MA./Seattle: Kitchen Sink/Fantagraphics, 1995. First Printings . Paper. Set in the suburbs of Seattle during the mid-1970s, the comics follow a group of mostly middle class teenagers who, over the summer, contract a mysterious sexually transmitted disease known as "the Bug" or "the teen plague", which causes them to develop bizarre unique physical mutations, turning them into social outcasts. It was published as a 12-issue comic book limited series between 1995 and 2004. The first four issues were released by Kitchen Sink Press; after Kitchen Sink went out of business, Fantagraphics republished the first four issues and the remaining eight. A compiled hardcover volume was released by Pantheon Books in 2005. This collected edition, however, lacks many pages that were included in the first publication- the ones that showed some characters' faces. These pages are considered by some critics to be essential. This is a complete pristine as new collection of all 12 issues and are all… Read More
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George Perez Portfolio : featuring covers from Batman and the New Titans, plus four new...

George Perez Portfolio : featuring covers from Batman and the New Titans, plus four new illustrations [SIGNED by the artist]

by Perez, George

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  • Paperback
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Condition
Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
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Galway, Ireland
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DC Comics, 1990. First Edition. Paperback. The illustrated stiff-card portfolio folder is in a very good condition, with some creasing and edge nicks evident. All the prints are in a fine and clean condition. Overall, this unique collection remains particlularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; 0 pages; SIGNED by George Perez on the front of the folder. Desc.: Portfolio folder (42 x 27cm) of 13 b/w prints (39 x 26cm). Subjects: George Perez -- Comic book art -- Comics -- DC Comics -- Batman -- New Titans.
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Tex Collezione Storica a Colori Fifty Volume Set
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Tex Collezione Storica a Colori Fifty Volume Set

by Bonelli, Gianluigi; Galleppini, Aurelio; Letteri, Guglielmo and others

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  • Paperback
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Condition
Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
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Schenectady, New York
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Roma: Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso / Sergio Bonelli Editore, 2007. First Edition. Softcover. A series that reprints every Tex story ever published in chronological order, in a larger format and in color. The set includes the first fifty volumes (#1-50) for a total of roughly 15,000 pages. Each volume includes stories in full color and several short introductory essays. The average condition is fine with only minor shelf wear. Cover art by Claudio Villa. In the Italian language. ; 18 x 26 cm.
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Four Color #437 - Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars CBCS Graded NM- 9.2
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Four Color #437 - Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars CBCS Graded NM- 9.2

by Burroughs, Edgar Rice; Newman, Paul S.; Marsh, Jesse

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  • Paperback
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Condition
Used
Edition
First Edition
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Paperback
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Schenectady, New York
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New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc, 1952. First Edition. Stapled wraps. CBCS graded 9.2 (Near Mint-). Includes the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Gods of Mars by Paul S. Newman. At the time of this writing the census shows only one copy in higher grade than this one. Art and covers by Jesse Marsh. From the collection of a noted cartoonist and Western Publishing executive editor. ; 18 x 26 cm.
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UKO The Sketchbook Series: Create Somethin' Cool! Hardcover Special Edition
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UKO The Sketchbook Series: Create Somethin' Cool! Hardcover Special Edition

by Uko Smith

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Very Good - Both the book and the boards are in very good condition (no dust jacket).
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Signed, Hardcover Special Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Phoenix, Arizona
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SIGNED, HARDCOVER SPECIAL EDITION - UKO The Sketchbook Series: Create Somethin' Cool! Hardcover Special Edition by Uko Smith is a Signed (Signed by author UKO with his name and Thank You) Kenyatta Press Hardcover Special Edition. The book was published in 2010. Both the book and the boards are in very good condition (no dust jacket). This copy would make a special addition to any collection or library. You can buy with confidence, we have been selling books for over 45 years. Thanks for buying.
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The Adventures of Dick Tracy Detective
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The Adventures of Dick Tracy Detective

by Chester Gould

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good-
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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This is a rare "Big Little Book" copy of "The Adventures of DICK TRACY Detective" by Chester Gould. Number W-707. 1932 1st edition, 1st printing; Whitman Publishing Company; Racine, Wisconsin. Illustrated throughout. This title has the distinction of being the first Big Little Book ever published and had only one print run. The book is a compilation of the Dick Tracy daily comic strip that appeared in the Detroit Mirror newspaper from November 19 to December 28, 1931 and April 12 to May 24, 1932. Rare in any condition.Condition:The illustrations after pages 118 and 294 have been partially colored in (and some of the red ink bled onto page 294)...other than that, the pages are clean and in very good condition; some light foxing to the rear pastedown and end paper. Tight binding with no loose pages. Light soiling to the back cover; staining to the left half of the front cover and on the spine. Light corner wear. The top-right corner of the spine has chipped off; 1" tear at the top-right corner of the… Read More
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Frazetta Sketchbook

Frazetta Sketchbook

by J. David Spurlock & Frank Frazetta

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  • as new
  • Hardcover
Condition
As New
Edition
Deluxe Slipcased Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Longmont, Colorado
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Vanguard, 2013. As New condition; still in publisher's shrink wrap. Slipcased edition. Photo is of the copy we have at Barbed Wire Books.
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The Manara Library

The Manara Library: Vol. 5 Further Adventures of Giuseppe Bergman

by Milo Manara

  • New
  • Hardcover
Condition
New
Binding
Hardcover
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Longmont, Colorado
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Dark Horse, 2013. Hardcover with DJ. New - still in publisher's shrink wrap. Beautiful, brand new. Photo is of the copy we have at Barbed Wire Books.
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Cyclops' Night Out Featuring: Cyclops, the Bongo Family & Quite a Number of Other Oddities
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Cyclops' Night Out Featuring: Cyclops, the Bongo Family & Quite a Number of Other Oddities

by Mott, Stan

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  • Fine
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Fine
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Portland, Oregon
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1978. Ephemera. Fine. An exceptional 16-piece original comic-art sequence published across four full pages in Road and Track magazine's June 1978 issue, and one of Mott's finest works. Stan Mott (1933-2022) was one of the best-known and most-beloved car cartoonists, with work appearing in Road and Track, Automobile, and other magazines. He is best remembered for his silly cars, including the Cyclops II, described as "the world's cheapest ($14.32) and stupidest (fetal seating positions) car." Many car enthusiasts built versions of the car and Road and Track featured their custom built Cyclops in dozens of magazine articles. This mixed-media cartoon, in pen and ink, watercolor, and gouache, is a fever dream of the Cyclops II, which begins the wordless narrative parked outside a house. As night falls, it transforms into a Bugatti Type 41 Royale Napoleon Coupe, and races through Los Angeles, finding adventure and madness on the way. In one scene, the Bugatti tears through a live TV commercial being… Read More
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