w00t! There are a bunch of great trades and graphic novels up for pre-order at the Bad Moon Books site, but here are my top picks….
Orchid by Tom Morello. Dark Horse Comics. Trade Paperback.
When the seas rose, genetic codes were smashed. Human settlements are ringed by a dense wilderness from which ferocious new animal species prey on the helpless. The high ground belongs to the rich and powerful that overlook swampland shantytowns from their fortress-like cities. Iron-fisted rule ensures order and allows the wealthy to harvest the poor as slaves.
Delve into the first chapter of Orchid, the tale of a teenage prostitute who learns that she is more than the role society has imposed upon her.
Written and created by musician Tom Morello!
The Guild: Knights of Good by Felicia Day. Dark Horse Comics. Trade Paperback.
Set before the first season of the show, these hilarious stories delighted fans and newbies alike and introduced plots that influenced the show itself, including season 5’s back story of Tink, originally hinted at in these pages. Featuring a huge variety of comics’ best artists as well as many of the talents key to the web series, and leading directly to the moment Zaboo unexpectedly appears at a startled Codex’s front door in episode 1, this collection comprises a true “season 0” of The Guild! Collects the one-shots The Guild: Vork, The Guild: Tink, The Guild: Bladezz, The Guild: Clara, and The Guild: Zaboo.
Written by Felicia Day, with the series’ director, producer, and actors!
Featuring art by Darick Robertson, Becky Cloonan, Kristian Donaldson, and more!
Leads directly into The Guild Season 1!
House of Night by P.C.Cast & Kristin Cast. Dark Horse Comics. Trade Hardcover.
Until recently, Zoey Redbird was an average high-school student worrying about grades, boys, and breakouts. But priorities have a way of changing when you’re Marked as a vampyre, enroll in the vampyre academy House of Night, and have to figure out a whole new social hierarchy, affinities for elemental magic, and physiological changes that make you crave blood! Collects issues #1-#5 of the series.
Follow Zoey, and her group of devoted friends, as they turn to The Fledgling Handbook, a historical vampyre tome, in hopes of better understanding this big, new world of vampyrism.
The magical world of New York Times best-selling authors P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast comes to comics!
Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days. Vertigo. Trade Hardcover.
The classic collection of Vertigo tales from New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman is collected in hardcover for the first time! Providing tantalizing glimpses into the fantastical worlds he would create and nurture, NEIL GAIMAN’S MIDNIGHT DAYS collects some of the accomplished author’s earliest work.
These tales star the Golden Age Sandman, Morpheus, Swamp Thing and John Constantine, from SWAMP THING ANNUAL #5, SANDMAN MIDNIGHT THEATRE, HELLBLAZER #27, WELCOME BACK TO THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1 and more!
The Cape by Joe Hill. IDW Publishing. Trade Hardcover.
Every little boy dreams about putting on a cape and soaring up, up, and away… but what if one day that dream were to come true?
Eric was like every other eight-year-old boy, until a tragic accident changed his life forever. The Cape explores the dark side of power, as the adult Eric – a confused and broken man – takes to the skies… and sets out to exact a terrible vengeance on everyone who ever disappointed him.
This critically acclaimed, Eisner-Award nominated story, written by Jason Ciaramella, based on the short story by New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill, with art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel, will linger with you long after you turn the last page, and force you to ask yourself the question: “What if?”
Hellraiser, Volume Three by Clive Barker. BOOM! Studios. Trade Paperback.
Hellraiser Volume Two featured the most shocking turn of events in the history of the series – here’s what happens next! Kirsty Cotton is now the priestess of Hell. She and the Harrowers have been reborn as the most gruesome Cenobites of all – will they remain heroes, or be corrupted by the pleasures of the underworld? Meanwhile, the former Pinhead now walks as a man again. Captain Elliott Spencer will search the globe for the keys to Heaven, but who does he have by his side?