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Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Hardcover

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The stories that catapulted Batman to legendary status are collected here in a single, massive volume. These original stories from Detective Comics #27-56 and Batman #1-7 include the origin of the Dark Knight, as well as the debuts of Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Professor Hugo Strange, The Joker, Catwoman and more!

Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Hardcover is written by Bill Finger, Gardner Fox and others with art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson and more. The cover was created by Darwin Cooke.

The 784 page hardcover will go on sale November 4, 2015 for $75.

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Capturing Archetypes, Volume 2: A Gallery of Heroes & Villains from Batman to Vader

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Following the success of Capturing Archetypes, this deluxe second volume showcases a fresh slate of Sideshow Collectibles’ figures and statues. Featuring a wide variety of world-renowned and beloved characters from the worlds of film, television, and popular culture, Capturing Archetypes, Volume 2: A Gallery of Heroes & Villains from Batman to Vader ($50) demonstrates the intricate attention to detail and artistry that Sideshow devotes to its collectibles. Each page of this beautifully rendered art book highlights the wordless narrative that is told through every carefully sculpted facial expression, curve of a cape, or thoughtfully posed stance. Also featuring photography of Sideshow’s original line of collectibles, Court of the Dead, this elegant collection is a necessary addition to the library of any pop culture collector.

The 192 page hardcover book will be released on October 6, 2015.

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Galerie F Announces Roald Dahl Art Exhibition Opening On June 19, 2015

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Galerie F in Chicago is pleased to announce the second installment of Fantastic Mr. Dahl – an exhibition homage to the writings of Roald Dahl. Covering an array of works – short stories, adult fiction, and the classic children tales we all know and love.

The gallery will have over twenty phenomenal artists contributing to this two week exhibition, opening on Friday June 19th from 6p to 10p.

Contributing artists include: Dave Perillo, Phineas Jones, Adam Hanson, Jay Shaw, John Vogl, Dan Grzeca, Delicious Design, Godmachine, Mark Hammersmeister, Sarah Schatz of Burlesque, Anne Benjamin, Mike de Pippo, Jason Abraham Smith, James Eads, Nimasprout (Nicole Gustafsson), JC Richard, Andrew Ghrist, Lisa Wakiyama, Justin VanGenderen, Zeb Love and Michael Lauritano.

All work will be released online on Monday June 22nd at 2PM CST.

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The New York Times Talks To Stephen King: By The Book

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Stephen King, most recently, of “Finders Keepers” has never read Jane Austen. “I do not say this with either pride or shame (or prejudice, for that matter). It’s just a fact.”

Read what else the prolific author has to say about his favorite novelist, who would be invited to a literary dinner, his most personal novel and lots more.

Read the interview HERE.

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Cemetery Dance Announces Owen King’s We’re All In This Together (Revised & Expanded Limited Edition)

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Cemetery Dance just announced Owen King’s We’re All In This Together: The Revised and Expanded Limited Edition.

This special edition hardcover will include a new foreword by Owen King and a bonus story, “The Idiot’s Ghost,” which hasn’t appeared in any other version of the book! Plus a new introduction by John Freeman!

If you haven’t read the works of Owen King yet, you’re in for a treat! The stories in this collection, including the brilliant title novella, carry the weight of real emotion and revelation and showcase the impressive versatility of a rising talent.

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This special signed Limited Edition of King’s acclaimed debut includes a new foreword by the author, revised and expanded versions of the stories, and a bonus short story, “The Idiot’s Ghost,” which hasn’t appeared in any other publication of this collection. In addition, there will be a brand new introduction by John Freeman, who was editor of the literary magazine Granta until 2013 and is the former president of the National Book Critics Circle.

The book will be released later this year and published in two states:

Hardcover Limited Edition of 750 signed and hand-numbered copies bound in full-cloth, Smyth sewn, and featuring a full-color signature sheet ($60)

Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition of 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather, Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker, raised hubs on the spine, custom gilded page edges dipped by hand, a full-color signature sheet, and featuring unique full color illustrated endpapers not appearing in any other edition ($200)

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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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