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Cover Reveal For Stephen King’s The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

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A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories in his upcoming book The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Several of the stories are brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.

Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it.

There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. “Afterlife” is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers—the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in “Obits;” the old judge in “The Dune” who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In “Morality,” King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil’s pact they can win.

Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King’s finest gifts to his constant reader—“I made them especially for you,” says King. “Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.”

The 512 page hardcover will be released on November 3, 2015.

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Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz And The Art of Peanuts Hardcover Book By Chip Kidd To Be Released On October 20, 2015

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Charles M. Schulz (1922–2000) believed that the key to cartooning was to take out the extraneous details and leave in only what’s necessary. For 50 years, from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, Schulz wrote and illustrated Peanuts, the single most popular and influential comic strip in the world. In all, 17,897 strips were published, making it “arguably the longest story ever told by one human being,” according to Robert Thompson, professor of popular culture at Syracuse University.

For Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts ($40), renowned designer Chip Kidd was granted unprecedented access to the extraordinary archives of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. Reproducing the best of the Peanuts newspaper strip,all shot from the original art by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear, Only What’s Necessary also features exclusive, rare, and unpublished original art and developmental work—much of which has never been seen before.

The 304 page hardcover book will be released on October 20, 2015.

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Simon & Schuster Audio To Publish Exclusive Stephen King Short Story Drunken Fireworks On June 30, 2015

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Simon & Schuster Audio is thrilled to announce the publication of Drunken Fireworks, a brand new story from Stephen King. Drunken Fireworks will be released exclusively as an audiobook on June 30, 2015.

Drunken Fireworks will be released on CD and as a digital download before it is published as one of the short stories in King’s collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, coming from Simon & Schuster Audio and Scribner in November 2015.

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Batman: Facts And Stats From The Classic TV Show By Joe Desris

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KA-POW! BOFF! ZAP! This action-packed compendium is the perfect introduction and guide to the beloved 1960s Batman TV series. The dynamic duo, the colorful villains, the gadgets, that theme tune — it’s all here! Filled with fascinating facts, statistics and quotes, this fun-filled 80 page paperback Bat-book is loaded with great photos. The ideal gift for all Bat-fans!

Batman: Facts and Stats from the Classic TV Show ($15) by Joe Desris will be released on September 1, 2015.

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DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products & Mattel Launch DC Super Hero Girls

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Beginning in Fall 2015, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Mattel join forces to launch DC Super Hero Girls, an exciting new universe of Super Heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential. Featuring DC Comics’ most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens, DC Super Hero Girls will play out across multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world.

Developed for girls aged 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Comics universe during their formative years—prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, DC Comics’ icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more make their unprecedented teenaged introduction. Each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero, including discovering her unique abilities, nurturing her remarkable powers and mastering the fundamentals of being a hero.

The initial launch of DC Super Hero Girls in Fall 2015 will include an immersive digital experience, original digital content and digital publishing—providing opportunities for girls to interact with characters, learn about the storylines, and engage in customizable play. TV specials, made-for-videos, toys, apparel, books and other product categories will begin to rollout in 2016.

As master toy licensee, Mattel is collaborating with DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Consumer Products on DC Super Hero Girls’ narrative creation, interactive digital activations and ultimately a toy line launching in 2016.

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Funny!: Twenty-Five Years In The Pixar Story Room

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From Toy Story to The Good Dinosaur, some of the most iconic and hilarious moments in Pixar’s films were first conceived by the artists featured in this book, Funny!: Twenty-Five Years in the Pixar Story Room ($30).

But there are hundreds of gags that don’t make it past the cutting room floor, like Mater as a ninja and Sadness wearing mom jeans. Funny! explores this material in depth, showcasing classic moments from all of Pixar’s films to date, plus never-before-published illustrations and doodles from the Pixar archives. With an introduction by veteran story man Jason Katz, this book is a must-have for any Pixar fan.

The 160 page hardcover book will be released on November 17, 2015.

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition To Be Released On September 23, 2015

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition ($49.99) collects Frank Miller’s epic The Dark Knight Returns # 1-4 and The Dark Knight Strikes Again # 1-3 in a 512 page hardbound edition.

In a dystopian future, Gotham City cries out for help, and Batman returns, joined by Carrie Kelley to face off against The Joker, Two-Face and Superman!

The book will be released on September 23, 2015.

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Full Table of Contents Revealed For Stephen King’s The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Today StephenKing.com announced the full table of contents for Stephen King’s upcoming short story collection due this Fall and you can check it out below! The Bazaar of Bad Dreams will be available on November 3, 2015 and the book will contain previously published but hard-to-find short stories.

This is King’s 11th short story collection.

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The Famous Chunkies Show Featuring The Art of Alex Solis Opens April 16, 2015 At iam8bit

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iam8bit Announces The Famous Chunkies Show opening on April 16, 2015. The book release and art show celebrates Alex Solis’ brand new Famous Chunkies Book.

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Alex Solis is a Chicago based illustrator and artist who created the Famous Chunkies, a series showing what famous characters would look like if their diet consisted of Junk Food. These drawings are compiled in the brand new Famous Chunkies Book, and 100+ of the Famous Chunkies will be on display in one supersized gallery.

The show premieres on Thursday, April 16th from 7-11pm and will run through April 28th.

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Vertigo To Release Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition This Fall

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Fans of Neil Gaiman have much to rejoice about this Fall as the New York Times bestselling author will release two spectacular collections in time for the holidays.

he Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition hardcover by Neil Gaiman and artistic luminary J.H. Williams III makes its debut this November. The collection will be comprised of the six previously released issues (look for issues #5 and #6 later this year), which tell the story of Dream before the events of The Sandman, including the spectacular gatefold featured in the first issue. In addition, there will be extra exclusive material including pages from the Special Editions, script pages, among others.

In this book, which Time Magazine calls “as weird and magic and dreamy as ever,” Gaiman expands upon the story that changed the landscape of modern comics 25 years ago. The Sandman: Overture features cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny as well as the first appearance of Dream’s parents.

he Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition hardcover features a cover by JH Williams III and will be available November 11, 2015 in comic stores, November 17, 2015 everywhere books are sold.

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