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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Last Comic Book Haul of 2018

Can it last?


Looking over my shoulder, someone asked how long the discount prices on the books was going to last?

Well, until some time in January, 2019.  The reasons are simple.

Firstly, if people are not going to buy when prices have been cut this drastically then they are never going to buy.

Secondly, the prices have been cut to the absolute minimum and where you do not see price reductions then those books are already at that point. The printer and POD company have to have their cut and when you consider that I then have to pay taxes on sales I am quite honestly giving the books away. See it as a promotion if you will but the price cuts cannot last and you will not find these books on Amazon or Ebay or any other book service -if you do then you will be paying up to 3 times the actual cover price.

With all of the books -prose, comic albums or graphic novels- I have strived for the best quality in content, production and printing as well as making them as economical as possible. That's about all I can do and there are enough genres and styles to please real comic fans.

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Preview of Books IS Available

Please remember that the online store allows you to Preview a book the same as Amazon does.

The Purple Hood Collection

The Purple Hood Collection
A4
B&W
108 pages

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It was the Swinging Sixties! Britain was hip as hip could be -The Beatles ruled Pop! And everyone was looking toward a bright future…if there wasn’t a nuclear war! Middle Eastern threats,Eastern European fascists,flying saucer flying megalomaniacs and super mole machines and others threatened our little island. 

But we had the ultimate answer to these:The Purple Hood -International crime-smasher! Michael Jay’s Purple Hood now collected into over a hundred pages of action and text back-up. This is THE ultimate collection!

The Adventures Of Mark Tyme Collection

The Adventures Of Mark Tyme Collection
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Only two issues were published of The Adventures of Mark Tyme. As with the companion title,The Purple Hood,the artist was Michael Jay who has since faded into obscurity. Join Mark Tyme on his time travelling adventures to Roman Britain,the Stone Age,a pirate island,9th century Britain,outer space and other destinations.

The Collected Ben R. Dilworth


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Collecting together the best selling illustrated prose of Ben Dilworth. In Osaka Brutal, the Haiku Gold Belt holder presents his own personal Haiku. In Aesop's Fables the childhood favourites become rather darker and threatening. In Western and Japanese Yokai, Dilworth looks at a mixture of strange, sinister and deadly demons and spirits each story illustrated.

Comic Book Palace (Ep. 33)

Looking for an Established and Paying Publisher -Red Paper 1: Foxes, Wolves, Coyotes & Jackals in the UK


202 Pages
 A4
maps, illustrations and photographs
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The Red Paper: Canids Up-dated  edition includes section on sarcoptic mange in foxes and treatment plus a list of wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres in the UK.

By the 1700s the British fox was on the verge of extinction and about to follow the bear and wolf having been hunted for sport for centuries. The answer was to import thousands of foxes per year for sport. But foxes kept dying out so jackals were tried. Some were caught, some escaped. Even wolves and coyote were released for hunting.


The summation of over 30 years research reveals the damnable lie of "pest control" hunting but also reveals the cruelty the animals were subject to and how private menageries as well as travelling shows helped provide the British and Irish countryside with some incredible events.












Looking for an Established and Paying Publisher :UFO Contact? Unidentified-Identified and Contact!

530 pages
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Since 1947 it has been claimed that UFOs/flying saucers are evidence of aliens visiting the Earth.  Since the 1950s claims of encounters with landed craft and alien beings were talked about but not taken seriously.

In the 1960s the subject of UFO abduction was a "slow-burner" until the whole "Grey" abduction phenomenon and claims made by researchers such as Budd Hopkins, Prof. John Mack and Dr David Jacobs and Whitley Streiber.

But is there evidence to back up any of the claims -and what about those encountering Alien Entities but who were not abducted?

Are these people all hoaxers, psychotic or suffering from some other mental illness as some claim?

Are those people who were exposed by Ufologists against their wishes, people who wanted to report what happened and then just get back to their everyday lives -thrust into the media glare against their will?

And if US authorities were so interested that in one case at least they broke into the home of two abductees and this was later proven -why?

Why did a hard core of these people never want publicity or to make money from what happened to them?

Above all, why did a major UFO landing incident take place on a US Inbterstate road in front of a large number of observers (all willing to talk to investigators) never get investigated? If it were not for a radio presenter interviewing and taking notes we would know nothing of the case -it would be labelled "insubstantial".

James and Coral Lorensen -the Scopolamine Kids; using a very notorious "truth drug" on alleged UFO witnesses and selling stories to newspapers.  An investigator (a veteran) showing a witness images of "aliens" encountered in other cases before any memories were retrieved.  Worst of all, the constant "pissing competition" and breaches of trust between UFO investigators.

2017 is the time to assess the past evidence and look at the faults within Ufology.

Not everyone is going to be happy -debunkers or ufologists.

 


Smaller format version:
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Binding Perfect Bound
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Interior Black ink &white
Weight 1.05kg
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Second Book in the series

220 pages
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The follow up to the comprehensive book "UFO Contact?"

The Author spent 1974 to 2018 specializing in the investigation and research of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (CE3K) and alien entity cases; the former involving an Unidentified Flying Object and the latter, apparently, involving none.

Previously unreported cases as well as 'lost' cases are looked at as well as the possibility that some percients suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome after their encounters.

A must read for those with a serious interest in UFOs

Some of the contents:

 The Nottinghamshire UFO Crash of 1987…or 1988                                   

 The Llandrillo ‘Saucer’ and Berwyn Mountains ‘UFO’ Crash Retrieval 

 Strange Pennsylvania Entity Encounter                                                        

 UFO Abductees and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome                             

 The UFO That Landed On A US Highway                                                   

 My Encounters With The Men In Black                                                        

 A Previously Un-noted Alien Entity Type                                             
     
 Early 20th Century UK Close Encounters of the Third Kind                     

 Close Encounter with a Boggart                                                                      

 Some Odd and Unusual Cases                                                                       

 Rosa Lotti and the Happy Entities                                                                

 The Strange Case of the Woollaton Gnomes and the Mince-pie Martians

 What Happened on the Isle of Wight and at Felixstowe?                           

 The ‘Lost’ Belgian UFO Landing Case                                                      

 Strange Aliens from Outer Space?                                                            
 
 Encounter with Black Aliens and Landed UFO                               
         
 Preliminary UK CE3K/Alien Entity Catalogue 




Third Book in the Series

These cover everything from UFOs and Close Encounters of the Third Kind to encounters with unidentified humanoid creatures, ghosts, poltergeists, mysterious and unidentified creatures at sea, on land as well as bizarre carcasses washed ashore.  Loch Ness, Sasquatch, previously thought lost photographs of a city in the sky and others.

And if you want to concentrate solely on alleged alien abductions or encounters then UFO Contact? (receiving some praise from the Centre for UFO Studies) and the follow up, Unidentified-Identified are the books you need

Contact! Encounters With Extra Terrestrial Entities?




Format  A4
370pp
Black & white
Profusely illustrated
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The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) says that we may have to wait many thousands of years before any signals sent gets a response if they are detected.

The real SETI may already have established the there is alien life –and it has been visiting Earth for at least 70 years.

Once the mass of reports of 
Close Encounters of the Third Kind and entity encounters are sifted there remains a strong core of cases that defy logical explanation and suggest that these encounters have resulted in physiological effects and post traumatic stress.

Terry Hooper-Scharf of the CE3K/AE Project has led research into these reports for over 40 years and in this work takes a look at rare or obscure reports as well as cataloguing encounters from Germany and Portugal and focuses in on correlations in the reports and how the Dandenong (Kelly Cahill) encounter could be the best case ever reported.

Have the serious investigators and researchers looking into UFOs been unearthing better evidence of extra terrestrial life and contact with humans than established SETI ?

Looking for an Established and Paying Publisher: Mysterious & Strange Beasts/Strange & Mysterious Beasts

Strange & Mysterious Beasts
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324 pp
Illustrated throughout
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Strange & Mysterious Beasts

Mysterious & Strange Beasts
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Strange & Mysterious Beasts is the smaller format book while Mysterious & Strange Beasts is the standard larger A4 format.

IGNORE the "only ships from North America" as that is just a site message error

 contents:

The Monster of the Forest of Mouliere 
The Beast of Lyonnais 
The Beast of Cevennes, Gard and Vivarais    
The Beast of Sarlat  
The Beast of Gevaudan   
British Man Beasts   
Bigfoot and Werewolves in the West Midlands  
The Strange Creature in Repton Woods 
Bigfoot Returns – To Kent!     
Werewolf!       
The Curious and Frightening Case of the Hull Werewolf     
The Gnome of Girona   
The Caponi Close Encounters and Photographs     
Return of the Shark Killing Thing –a Possible Identification  
The Dingellchough Mystery Creature
The Unidentified Corfu Sea Creature         
Strange Sea Creature Found In Persian Gulf   
The Devil of Gatagon    
The Supernatural Invasion: Slender-man and Black Eyed Kids  
The Sheep Killer of Niali    
Mystery Creature of the Bay of Flamanville 
Things Caught on Camera –Fact and Fiction  
The Bat Creatures    
The Owl-man 
The British Pig-man and Snake-man  
The Pictish Beast            
Shunka Warak'in –A Hyena Too Far? 


The Chupacabra

Looking for an Established and Paying Publisher: Some More Things Strange & Sinister



A4
322 pages
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Follow-up to Some Things Strange & Sinister.  For those interested in Ufology, cryptozoology, hominology, unusual natural history, ghosts and mysteries in general.

The secret history of gorillas -before they were officially 'discovered' along with exclusive lost photographs.  Wild men of Europe, the UK and US; from the bizarre to blood chilling. Hominology.

Giant snakes.  Amazons. The Giant serpent of Carthage. Girt Dog of Ennerdale.  The Beast of Gevaudan. Crocodiles in the UK. Silent City of Alaska.

And much more.  Updated with extra pages and photographs.

Looking for an Established and Paying Publisher: Some Things Strange & Sinister




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After more than 30+ years as an investigator and more than forty as a naturalist,the author has opened some of the many files he has accumulated dealing with such things as..

The Terrifying Events At The Lamb Inn,The Ghosts Of All Saints Church,Dead Aquatic Creatures of Canvey Island,captured bigfoot like creatures in India -all exclusively presented for the first time and with newadded research previously unseen. PLUS a vastly expanded section on Spring-heeled Jack!

Photographs,maps,line drawings and up-dated to make 358 pages looking at Things truly Strange and Sinister. Cryptozoologist,Ghost Hunter,Ufologist or Fortean: this book has something for everyone -including the just plain inquisitive!


Looking for an Established and Paying Publisher: Pursuing The Strange & Weird A Naturalist's Viewpoint



240 pp
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UP DATE -From Dead Aquatic (Humanoid) Creatures, the giant squid and yet undiscovered sea creatures; submarine and ships crews encountering true leviathans. This is a fully expanded section which also refers to the so-called ‘Ningen’ sightings and video footage.

Extinct animals at sea that have been re-discovered.

The subject of Sasquatch and other mystery Hominids around the world is dealt with including a look at the “Sasquatch-killer”, Justin Smeja. Dr. Bryan Sykes and his DNA test results for TVs The Bigfoot Files as well as the controversial Erickson Project and Dr. Melba Ketchum’s even more controversial Sasquatch DNA test results.

Also included are two early French UFO entity cases that still baffle.

Ghosts, strange creatures and the Star-Child hoax. All dealt with by the naturalist and pursuer of the strange and weird

The Girt Dog Of Ennerdale


The Girt Dog Of Ennerdale

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42pp
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Over 200 years ago, in 1810, sheep were being killed in the Ennerdale area of Cumbria.  The sheep were allegedly hardly eaten yet their blood had been drained and the killer responsible thwarted the efforts of organised hunts and terrified hounds.

What was the “Girt Dog” of Ennerdale?  Many theories abound from a paranormal creature called a “Mauler” to an escaped hyena , Tiger or even a Thylacine. Perhaps an unknown species of native British big cat?

The truth of what the “Girt Dog” was lies within the original accounts of the time.  Documents that modern writers appear to have never consulted.


The Bizarre Legend, Crimes & Truth About Spring Heeled Jack



The Truth About Spring-Heeled Jack

Terry Hooper-Scharf
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53 Pages 
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The terror and mystery created by “Jack The Ripper” has been the subject of countless books, magazine articles as well as movies and TV documentaries. Ask anyone if they have ever heard of Jack The Ripper and it is doubtful anyone would respond with a “no idea.” 

By that same token, ask people who “Spring-heeled Jack” was and you would be lucky to find anyone who had ever heard of him. 

Spring-heeled Jack was the subject (loosely) of a film The Curse of the Wraydons (1946) and Dominic Keating also appeared as Spring Heeled Jack in the 2010 film Sherlock Holmes by The Asylum film company. The character has also featured in both American and British comic books and a number of books, for both children and adults. 

But the fact that the Springald held the country –not just London– in a grip of terror much longer that the Ripper did is all but forgotten except for some half-truths and fanciful theories. 


Now be prepared to read the full story of Spring Heeled Jack


Looking for an Established and Paying Publisher: The Hooper Interviews!


A must-have for anyone interested in comic history?

From a huge selection of interviews covering the Small Press, Independent and mainstream Comics from the UK, Europe and US. Here are a few of the best interviews from 30 years.


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 Someone referred to it as “Comics 101” –background info on creators, how they got started, what tools and even paper/board they use.  Damn near damaged my wrist because it is a BIG book. And Who exactly is interviewed in this book?

Karen Rubins  -The Dark, The Witch and other books

Alan Class        -the man behind the Class Comics series

Kate Glasheen -the incredibly talented artist on Hybrid Bastards, Bandages and other works

Tom Pinchuck -writer of Hybrid Bastards

Dave Ryan       -the artist/writer behind War of The Independents

Jon Haward    -UK artist who worked of Tales of the Buddha, Dan Dare and more

Ron Fortier     -the man behind Mr Jig-Saw and Airstrip 27 books

Michael Cho  -creator of Max Finder Mysteries and some really cool art

Then there are a bunch of interviews related to The Black Coat that was published by Ape Entertainment -Francavilla may be a name familiar to DC and Marvel comic fans these days:

Jeremy Colwell
Ben Lichius
Adam Cadogan
Franco Frankavilla

The comic character Gumby also returned to comics and that created another series of interviews titled: The Gumby Interviews (Gumby, himself, was never interviewed)

Mel Smith
Paul H. Birch
Rick Geary

Joe Martino -from Ripperman to Shadow Flame

Yishan Li    -Seriously, do I have to explain who Yishan Li is? DCs Blue Beetle, the Buffy comic and much more!

Pekka Manninen -As far as I am concerned, Finland's top comic creator and I'm not saying that because I am the UKs top Kapteeni Kuolio (Captain Gangrene) fan!

Lauren Watton -Pink Apple Jam and Sweatdrop Studios

Willie Hewes      -Amaranth and Itch! Publishing

Emma Vieceli     -come on. Star of stage and musicals not to mention one of the UKs top Manga artists -Manga Shakespeare, Dragon Heir and more.

Sonia Leong      -another noted UK Manga artist whose credits include Romeo and Juliet for Manga Shakespeare.

Nick Defina -the man behind Septagon Studios and Scorn

Donna Barr  -The Desert Peach and so much more that you can check up on at her Midnight Library blog.  She's a comic book Goddess.

Roberta Gregory -The other comic book Goddess and pioneering female creator.

Roberta created Bitchy Bitch and many other characters.

Jeff Brooks  -the man behind the UK editions of Classics Illustrated

Matt (D'Israeli) Brooker -from zines to "proper comics" including Deadline in the 1980s

Tania Del Rio -Sabrina the teenage Witch and more for Archie Comics

Holly Golightly -Broadsword Comics, Archie, Schoolbites and much more

Vanessa Wells -superb creator of a comic I loved titled Shrouded and much more these days -http://www.vanessa.withbits.com

Marv Wolfman -Yes. The Marv Wolfman.

Morag Lewis -another UK Manga artist who worked with Sweatdrop Studios

The Etherington Brothers -if you've ever been to a good UK event you will have seen the duo behind Malcolm Magic, The 8th Moon Sketchbook,  Moon and more.

Nicole Damon -CBOs favourite fantasy art model. Nicole has worked with Ben Uriegas, Loprenzo Sperlonga, Greg Hildebrandt and others.

Olivier Cadic -the man who brought Franco-Belgian comics to the English language readers via Cinebook The 9th Art!  Everything you need to know.

Mike Western -"The Guv'nor" of British comics with strips such as The Wild Wonders, The Leopard From Lime Street and so many more to his name they would need a book to list.



John Cooper -Again, a creator who worked on many UK comic strips from Judge Dredd, One-Eyed Jack, Johnny Red and many others.