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FALLING SKIES VOLUME 2 trade paperback. Dark Horse Comics. 136 Pages.
Immediately following the events of TNT’s Falling Skies season 1, the second Mass gets pinned down by alien forces and sustains heavy losses. With an army of skitters closing in, the group shields themselves in an armory in Fitchburg, ready to finish the battle once and for all.
A prequel to Falling Skies season 2.
THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOLUME TWO by Neil Gaiman. Vertigo. Oversized Hardcover.
THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 2 collects issues #21-39 of Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN, with annotations by Leslie Klinger (The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, The Annotated Dracula) to all the historical and literary references contained in the series. This edition includes the now legendary SEASON OF MISTS storyline, as well as A GAME OF YOU.
DEATH: THE DELUXE EDITION by Neil Gaiman. Vertigo. Trade Hardcover.
Now in DC’s acclaimed deluxe format, this new hardcover collects all things Death, including DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING #1-3 DEATH: THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE #1-3 “Death Talks about Life” AIDS pamphlet VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #2 THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS “The Wheel” from the 9-11 tribute book SANDMAN #8 and #20 art from the DEATH GALLERY!
THE SANDMAN 10 VOLUME SLIPCASE SET. Vertigo. 10 trade paperbacks.
This beautiful slipcase set includes all ten individual trade paperback volumes of Neil Gaiman’s seminal, award-winning fantasy series.
This set features the entire New York Times best-selling graphic novel series featuring painstakingly recolored pages for the Absolute Editions, plus box art by Dave McKean.
AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOLUME THREE. Vertigo. Trade Paperback.
Collecting AMERICAN VAMPIRE #12-18 and SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST #1-5!
Pearl’s husband Henry joins a clandestine group on a secret mission to Japan to hunt a new breed of bloodsucker, while Skinner Sweet has plans of his own! And in Europe, Felicia Book and Cash McCogan go behind enemy lines in Romania in search of a rumored vampire cure.
LOCKE & KEY: GRINDHOUSE by Joe Hill. IDW Publishing. Comic One SHot.
THIS is the blood-splashed, bare-knuckled Locke & Key standalone story you’ve been waiting for!
In the glare of a Depression-era summer, three Canuck gangsters pull the heist of their dreams and take off for the perfect hiding spot… an isolated mansion on the tip of Lovecraft Island known locally as Keyhouse.
Locke & Key: Grindhouse includes an expanded “Guide to Keyhouse,” revealing every dark corner and secret room in America’s most frightening mansion!
ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL 4 VOLUME SLIPCASE SET. IDW Publishing. 4 Trade Paperbacks.
Angel: After The Fall was an event Angel fans will never forget, and now they can own TPB volumes 1-4 in this deftly designed slipcase edition!
CRAWL TO ME: EVIL EDGAR EDITION. IDW Publishing. Oversized Hardcover.
The gritty, gut-wrenching tale is re-presented as a deluxe oversize hardcover “Evil Edgar” Edition. Complete with a never-before-seen art gallery by the creator, Alan Robert (of the hard-rock band Life of Agony), an introduction written by the legendary Walter Simonson (The Mighty Thor), and a disturbing painted cover by Menton3 (Monocyte), readers will gain even more insight into the mystery of Crawl to Me’s jaw-dropping twist ending.
HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES VOLUME TWO. BOOM! Studios. Trade Paperback.
Collecting the best of the Epic Comics Hellraiser series, this volume features top-notch talent by the likes of Larry Wachowski (THE MATRIX), Dwayne McDuffie (STATIC SHOCK), Bernie Wrightson (SWAMP THING), Kyle Baker (NAT TURNER), and more! Perfect for any Hellraiser fan’s collection!
CROSSED: WISH YOU WERE HERE. Avatar Press. Trade Paperback, Trade Hardcover, Signed Limited Hardcover.
Crossedcomic.com has been delivering weekly chapters of this blood-stained epic and now the legion of fans can finally buy it in print! Simon Spurrier and Javier Barreno take us on a fresh journey into pain and misery with a new batch of survivors in the brutal Crossed world. This is the story of a writer who witnessed the downfall of London, and now finds himself in the midst of a new community, a new start, on a barren island off the Scottish coast. Pretending, just for a while, that he’s safe, that he’s useful… that he has a future. It won’t last. There’s no sanctuary. No fighting back. No hope. There’s only the Crossed.
JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY by Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden. Dark Horse Books. Signed Limited slipcased Hardcover.
After a séance gone horribly wrong, strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits abduct the aging psychic Orlov the Conjuror, sending his young assistant Molly McHugh racing through the canals of a submerged Manhattan.
As Molly flees her captors through a sunken city full of scavengers, her one hope comes in the form of two strange men: Simon Church, a Victorian-era detective kept alive by clockwork gears and magic, and his assistant, Joe Golem, whose mysterious past is hinted at in dreams of stone and witches.
The deluxe limited-edition collection features multiple illustrations, an exclusive print signed by the writers, and a handsome slipcase. Limited to 1, 000 copies.
Features the previously unpublished in print Joe Golem story “Joe Golem and the Copper Girl.”
“Joe Golem and the Drowning City is a warm, wicked, frantic tale of noble monsters and monstrous men. Not merely weird and not simply gorgeous, this supernatural steampunk fable is intimate and profound. It is dreadful and sublime.” -Cherie Priest (Boneshaker)
ROAD RAGE by Stephen King, Richard Matheson & Joe Hill. IDW Publishing. Trade Hardcover.
Acclaimed novelist/Eisner-winning graphic novelist Joe Hill collaborated with his father, Stephen King, in Throttle, for the first time on a tale that paid tribute to Richard Matheson’s classic tale, Duel. Now, IDW is proud to present comic-book tellings of both stories in Road Rage. Adapted by Chris Ryall with art by Nelson Daniel and Rafa Garres.
Includes new introductions by both Stephen King & Joe Hill.
THE CAPE: 1969 by Joe Hill. IDW Publishing. 4 issue comic series.
It’s 1969 and the war in Vietnam rages on. Captain Chase, a Medevac helicopter pilot for the US Army, is shot down over enemy territory. He and his crew are in a fight for their lives as they play a deadly game of cat and mouse with the Vietcong. We soon learn that machine guns and grenades aren’t the only scary things hiding in the jungle. Find out what happens in this origin prequel to last year’s Eisner Award-nominated hit, with story by Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella, and art and colors by Nelson Daniel (Road Rage, The Cape). Explore your dark side.
THE LAST ZOMBIE: NEVERLAND by Brian Keene. Antarctic Press. Trade Paperback.
Lost somewhere between Missouri and Iowa, the team carrying the zombie cure soon encounter Neverland, an enclave of children who have survived the zombie apocalypse, apparently without any adult supervision whatsoever. What dark secret do they hold? And will Ian Scott’s own dark secret-a zombie infection barely held at bay-be revealed to all?
Plus be on the lookout in July for a new Crow series written by John Shirley, Mars Attacks, Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Frankenstein by Bernie Wrightson, and a bunch more!
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Here are my top comics for the week. If you haven’t read any of them yet….. get on it!
With the rebel leader’s imminent execution forcing their hand, Orchid and Simon—with a few new allies in tow—must act now or see one of their last symbols of hope destroyed. But attempting to liberate anyone from dictator Tomo Wolfe’s clutches may be the bold act that gets them all killed.
Awesome story! This is one that I look foreword to every month. To get up to speed on this title Dark Horse will be releasing a trade paperback in July that will contain the first 4 issues of the series. This is a must read!
Ragemoor! A living castle, nurtured on pagan blood, harborer to deadly monsters! A fortress possessed of its own will and ability to change itself, with the power to add and destroy rooms and to grow without the help of any human hand. Its owner is mad with jealously, its servants aren’t human, and its secret’s horrific!
* From the creators of Mutant World!
* A gothic nightmare à la Poe and Lovecraft!
“Richard Corben and Jan Strnad are like the Jack Kirby and Stan Lee of post-EC monster comics, responsible for classics like The Last Voyage of Sindbad and Mutant World. To see the two of them back together and a project like this is just exciting as hell.” —Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D.)
An Mr. Mignola couldn’t have said it better. Great story with beautiful art. Creepy as hell and can’t wait to read the rest.
Evan Dorkin is unleashed in House of Fun, and Steve Niles weaves another web of paranormal intrigue in Criminal Macabre: They Fight by Night. Three brothers in a grim, postwar England of the future are given experimental suits that could make them the saviors of mankind-—that is, if they can ever get past their obsessions with film, violent video games, and porn in Colin Lorimer’s UXB!
Brian Wood’s The Massive finishes up, Carla Speed McNeil begins an epic new arc of Finder: Third World, Al Gordon and Thomas Yeates’s centennial celebration of Tarzan concludes, and a new prose story by Andrew Vachss with illustrations by Geof Darrow!!
Reason for this pick is simple CRIMINAL MACABRE baby! Yep gotta love Cal and Mo’loch. Funny as hell! The other stories in the issue are good too.
International Horror Guild Award-winning author Caitlín R. Kiernan brings one of her most enduring and popular creations to comics!
For nearly as long as she can remember, Dancy Flammarion has fought monsters, cutting a bloody swath through the demons and dark things of the world, aimed like a weapon by forces beyond her control or questioning.
• A new comics series by Caitlín R. Kiernan with art by Steve Lieber.
This is the first thing I have read by the author and it is pretty good. Not sure how it stacks up with her novels, but I am willing to give her a try.
ENTER THE WORLD OF MAGIC! With just his slight-of hand skills, stage magician Terry Ward finds himself in a world he didn’t make—a world where sorcery is real! When he befriends a kid from this world, will danger come calling? You bet it will!
This is an interesting little series. In the future everyone has magical abilities and use them for mundane living. Enter an illusionist from who knows where yet to teach his skills to a young apprentice. No this isn’t a Star Wars you goofs! The story gives you enough information about the characters and leaves you wanting to read more. Plus as a bonus there is a magic trick included with each issue!
The secrets of the Cenobite War revealed! The first year of Clive Barker’s long-awaited return to Hellraiser has been full of jaw-dropping events and new characters, forever changing the landscape of the classic horror universe. Now, only in this annual, learn the shocking secrets behind those seismic shocks to the Cenobites, the Cottons, and the hierarchy of Hell! This all new story will give clues to future storylines, so no Hellraiser fan can miss it!
Never read Hellbound Heart and only saw the first movie, but I am more and more intrigued by the Hellraiser mythology. This annual gives you a little backstory on Elliott Spencer aka Pinhead. Also it ties the movie storyline into the comic so that we can see some favorite cenobites origins.
Panthers, crocodiles, snakes, pirates… Jane Porter and her fellow castaways have been through a lot since they were stranded in the African jungle. But now they face an even greater threat – the vicious troop of apes who killed Lord Greystoke over twenty years ago. All the while, “White Skin”, a mysterious wild man, lurks just out of sight. Whether he is a friend or an enemy remains to be seen. And what is his connection to the seaside cabin Jane and her companions have come to call home? Find out in Lord of the Jungle #3: The Call of the Primitive!
I LOVE Edgar Rice Burroughs and Lord of the Jungle is a great adaptation of the Tarzan stories. Go get em jungle man!
There are a bunch more great comics that were released, but I can’t list them all. All of our comic inventory can be found in our eBay store.
If you want to know why I am spotlighting Abaddon Books check out the previous blog post.
Okay, so the next series of books that I want to show you is the Tomes of the Dead series. Yep, zombies! Now I know there is going to be a collective groan amongst readers with, “not more zombie stories hasn’t it been played out” and to that I say, Nope!
This series doesn’t have the usual end of the world apocalypse (okay may one of them does), these stories have medieval zombies, detective zombies, guru zombies, viking zombies, military created zombies and a bunch more.
Here is a little taste of what the series is about
Tomes of The Dead is a collection of some of the very best eyeball popping, gut munching, zombie fiction around, groaning with horror and excitement. Each book will explore the zombie genre in new and thrilling ways. Join us in these worlds of the dead and remember to leave your sanity by the door!
And here are some covers for you visual peeps!
Now here is the link to our site for Abaddon Books and here is the code ABS20
I have been meaning to do a blog post on Abaddon Books for a while, but this and that and some more of this came up. Well finally I have some time to spotlight one of my favorite publishers.
What I like most about Abaddon Books is that they have a very eclectic taste in genres. They publish everything from zombies, steam punk, apocalyptic, fantasy, crime noir and science fiction. Since they publish a wide variety of shared world series I thought I would just do the top three favorite’s over the next three days, ya know to introduce you to some titles that you may never have heard and some new authors too!
So for the first day I am doing the shared world series Pax Britannia. Here is a little description of what the series is about
In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire’s rule is still going strong. Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her 160th birthday, kept alive by advanced steam technology. London is a fantastical sprawling metropolis where dirigibles roam the skies, robot bobbies enforce the law and dinosaurs are on display in London zoo. Welcome to Magna Britannia, a steam driven world full of fantastical creations and shady villains. Here dashing dandies and mustachioed villains battle for supremacy while below the city strange things stir in the flooded tunnels of the old London Underground.
Sounds pretty cool huh?
The reason this is my favorite of the series is the blend of steam punk and horror with a dash of the science fiction for flavor. One genre doesn’t overshadow the other they blend to make a pretty kick ass story with plenty of action, adventure and intrigue.
OK, enough blathering. Here are some of the covers for the series for you visual people. Also at the end of the post there is a code and a link that you can use to purchase some of these awesome books. The code will get you 20% off any of the Abaddon Books titles on our site and the link will take you directly to the page. I have made it too easy for you not to try the Pax Britannia series.
Tomorrow’s shared world series will be The Afterblight Chronicles.
Now here is the link to our site for Abaddon Books and here is the code ABS20
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This 448-page art book features loads of color and black & white artwork that has directly or indirectly illustrated the writings of Stephen King. The work has been culled from the last thirty-five years, and includes most all of the trade hardcover and mass market paperback editions, and virtually all of the artwork featured in the limited editions that have been published.
For most of the art, they worked from either originals or first-generation transparencies, so most of the work is displayed with a brilliance that has never been seen. Plus, there are several pages of fold-out views, including several by Michael Whelan, Ned Dameron, J.K. Potter, John Jude Palencar, Stephen Gervais, and others. The text, written by King critic George Beahm, looks back at 34 years of King in print. It provides a detailed look at the writer and his life, supplemented with interviews with Michael Whelan, Bernie Wrightson, Drew Struzan, John Cayea, Dave Christiansen, and many others.
We are having a HUGE SALE on ALL Dark Regions Press titles, and Liz is slowly working on getting them all discounted. Some still remain at the old price, but we are offering 25% off of regular limited edition and trade paperback editions, and 15% off Deluxe editions. So, if you go to the DRP page http://www.badmoonbooks.com/home.php?cat=43
and see other prices, email me and we can adjust accordingly before you finalize your purchase. Buy now, buy often!
LOST IN DARKNESS by Jeffrey Thomas. Bad Moon Books. Trade Paperback.
“Jeffrey Thomas’ imagination is as twisted as it is relentless.” — F. Paul Wilson, author of the Repairman Jack series
“Jeffrey Thomas is a writer to watch. I just can’t put down his books once I start them.” — Douglas Clegg, author of Isis
“Thomas is a very good wordsmith with a fecund and detailed imagination.” — Publisher’s Weekly
On Halloween night, fourteen-year-old Dana Tower is the victim of an accident that sends her to the brink of death—and beyond. She manages to survive her injuries, and returns to the realm of the living. Yet she doesn’t return alone. Hijacking their way into the mortal world are three malicious entities, Shadow Beings that hunger for the human soul. But a fourth and very different sort of entity crossed over along with the Shadow Beings, and he may be Dana Tower’s only chance to protect herself and her friends from being consumed by the darkness.
MAELSTROM by David Niall Wilson. Bad Moon Books. Signed Limited Hardcover.
Something in Lavender, California is waking up. Rituals not properly completed for centuries are coming together. Nothing is what it seems.
When Nick Leatherman, his girlfriend Ruthie, and their buddies Flash and Weasel invade Shady Grove Cemetery for a “ghost hunt” on their way home from a concert, they are drawn into a web of darkness and intrigue that threatens to consume them. Nick and Ruthie witness a gruesome murder, and Nick’s pocketknife shows up at the crime scene the next morning. Nick has had problems in the past, and Inspector Kendall Straker remembers. He remembers Ned Leatherman, Nick’s alcoholic step-father as well, and he doesn’t believe the boy is a killer. The problem is that the knife – emblazoned with the name of the band Maelstrom – is the only clue he has.
Horace Goldbough is the local pastor. He’s built a huge following and a beautiful church, but there are things about the good reverend that the town doesn’t know. In particular there is his relationship with a dark woman named Beauchane, and a certain book he keeps hidden from the world.
With local reporters, and a television talk-show host hounding his every step, Straker attempts to unravel the series of grisly killings terrorizing Lavender, while simultaneously protecting Nick. Nick, in the meantime, has begun his own investigation, feeling trapped and needing to clear his name.
Ritual words are being spoken, and a power that has been denied access to the Earth for centuries is poised to strike. The clock is ticking. Can Straker, Nick, and Maelstrom find the answer to the killings and put an end to them before the final ritual takes place, or will a horror be unleashed on the unsuspecting town of Lavender beyond their comprehension?
EVERYTHING HOWLS by Christopher Lopez. Bad Moon Books. Trade Paperback.
As an early winter whiteout blankets the small town of Keme, a series of grisly murders paints the fresh snowfall in ominous tones. There’s a savage killer on the loose, but is it man or beast? With every new clue Sheriff Aaron Bishop uncovers, another reasonable explanation goes out the window, and with each new body discovered another suspect is eliminated. An old Algonquin Indian claims to know the truth and how to end the bloodshed. But his truth is the stuff of legend and his answer too barbarous for Aaron to even consider.
NEIGHBOURHOOD JUNGLE by Brett McBean. Tasmaniac. Signed Limited Softcover.
Six months have passed since the arrival of the New World. A world plunged into primitive living overnight.
Within this wild and dangerous landscape live two types of survivors: those attempting to restore civilisation, a sense of order and normalcy; and those who have embraced the jungle, governed by new rules, doing anything to survive.
For the group living in the remains of a supermarket – now a make-shift hospital and refuge – their attempts of a safe, ordered life has so far been successful. There’s an adequate supply of food, with injuries and maladies being treated as best as possible by the local doctor. Their main concern is the gang living in the ruined Blockbuster across the river. As wild and untamed as the jungle that has taken over the once-thriving suburban shopping strip, the gang kidnap and murder at will, hanging what remains of the dead from a nearby fast-food sign.
So far they’ve left the small community alone, but it’s only a matter of time before the gang’s blood lust brings forth a deadly confrontation.
In the jungle, only the fittest survive. Welcome to the neighbourhood.
IT KNOWS WHERE YOU LIVE by Gary McMahon. Gray Friar Press. Signed Limited Hardcover.
The modern world is a place ripe with fears. The city, the suburbs, and even the fringes of the countryside: all present opportunities for unease. The way people act when they are together, or when they are alone; the beats, the pauses, and the words we use to communicate reveal a primal darkness at the heart of the modern human experience.
And whatever this darkness is, it knows where you live . . .
In these fifteen tales, acclaimed horror author Gary McMahon casts a light into the shadowy corners of contemporary life, and brings those fears to the page.
This book will only ever appear in a limited hardcover signed edition. Each copy will include a unique message handwritten by the author on the title page, making each numbered copy additionally distinct.
ORIGIN OF PAIN by Ryan C. Thomas. Thunderstorm. Signed Limited Hardcover.
Roger Huntington is a comic book-loving nerd. Bad with women, but good with paints and a canvas, Roger yearns to be a comic book artist, to create the heroes he so enthusiastically follows. His best friend, Tooth, is just the opposite — good with the ladies, the life of the party, never without a beer in hand. Roger knows superheroes with capes and cowls aren’t real, but two bloody events in his life force him to question what he knows about heroism. First, in New Hampshire, as he and Tooth are trapped in the basement of a sadistic killer with an arsenal of razor-sharp blades and a hungry dog, Roger must question whether or not heroes are born or made. Then, ten years later, once again thrust in the middle of a gruesome cult nightmare, Roger is forced to ask the even more terrifying question of whether or not heroes have a choice.
For the first time, this omnibus collection by Ryan C. Thomas chronicles the origin of one of the most unseemly heroes of our time. Witness firsthand the horrifying, bloody events that made both The Summer I Died and Born To Bleed cult classics in the horror world.