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Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 1

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Named a “modern masterpiece” by The A.V. Club, the crticially-acclaimed series Locke & Key by Joe Hill takes on new life in a reformatted hardcover collection. The Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 1 features the first two story arcs, “Welcome to Lovecraft” and “Headgames,” with all-new cover art and design by co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez.

Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 1 ($50) will be released on March 3, 2015.

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Horns Teaser Trailer Based On The Bestselling Novel By Joe Hill

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Based on the bestselling novel by Joe Hill and directed by Alexandre Aja, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance, that follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple).

Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses — an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.

The film will be released appropriately on Halloween 2014.

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My Office

Superman needs his Fortress of Solitude and Batman has the Bat Cave. We all need a favorite space to relax, reflect, write, read a book, watch a movie or showcase a favorite collectible or souvenir.

Maybe it’s a game room, library or secret space hidden by a moveable bookcase that leads to a man cave.

I’ve always been curious what curios J.J. Abrams keeps close by, what books fill Stephen King’s shelves, what collectibles does Patton Oswald possess, what artwork lines Jim Lee’s walls, how many toys fill John Lasseter’s Pixar office and what movie memorabilia does Steven Spielberg showcase? Perhaps someday I will find out!

The answers would reflect the owner’s personality, interests, accomplishments, etc. Equally as fascinating to me would be how the items were displayed.

So, I thought I would let you into my world and show you my office and give you the nickel tour.

I wanted my Southern California office to reflect my varied interests and showcase some of my favorite things.

I have collected Stephen King books since 1983. He’s my favorite author and I’m also a fan of his son, Joe Hill. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both authors on numerous occasions and they are wonderful talented friendly people. The bottom shelf of my bookcase is filled with oversized art books featuring the work of Walt Disney, Jack Kirby, Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Todd McFarlane, Charles Schultz and Tim Burton.

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My Funko Pop! Batman collection guards my graphic novels. Batman is my all-time favorite comic book character as reflected in the art, toys and books in my work space.

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Some of my prized collectibles are an original Batman ink commission by Brazilian artist, Rafael Grampa (I also have his Batman Black & White statue), a signed Adam West Batman photo, a signed Drew Struzan Stephen King Dark Tower print and a series of Jock letterpress Batman prints signed by the artist.

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A fun 3D light up replica of Iron Man’s mask appears to be bursting through my wall.

I also collect posters, many of which are from MONDO, a boutique art gallery based in Austin Texas. They release limited print runs of pop culture posters that are lovingly rendered by amazing artists. Some of my cherished prints are based on the Universal Monster movies by Francesco Francavilla, Star Wars by Tyler Stout and The Incredibles by Tom Whalen. Another favorite piece is my Batman Rogues Gallery print set by Olly Moss; With only a few simple brush strokes the UK artist cleverly captures the essence of the Joker, Poison Ivy and the Riddler.

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The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller from 1986 is my favorite graphic novel so I had to pick up this statue of Batman vs. The Joker by Kotobukiya. I was a huge fan of both the original Batman TV show and the Batman Animated series so the 1966 Batmobile and the vinyl Animated Batman figure are prominently displayed.

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Locke & Key Hardcover Slipcase Available On February 5, 2014

If you are like me then you have read, relished and collected the IDW hardcover editions of Joe Hill’s and Gabriel Rodriguez’s graphic novel masterpiece Locke & Key

The 5 published books are lonely on your shelf desperately waiting for the release of the final edition in February.

How about dressing your collection up? The Locke & Key hardcover slipcase ($40) includes a Volume 6: Alpha & Omega hardcover and a cardboard spacer where the other 5 editions will reside.

It’s in stores on February 5, 2014 the same day as Vol. 6 without the slipcase. The award-winning series has come to an end and now it will get the bookshelf treatment it deserves.

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Available Today: Wolverton Station An eBook Short Story From Joe Hill

Available today, you can download a new eBook short story from Joe Hill called Wolverton Station.

The 100 page story is described as follows:

“Saunders made his fortune as a hatchet man for hire and has come to England to do what he does best: chop down the little guys to clear the way for a global firm. But his train north just made an unexpected stop to let on some passengers straight out of the worst kind of fairy tale. Now he’s up to his ankles in blood and finding out just what it really means to live in a dog-eat-dog world…”

The entire first draft was written on various trains, while Hill was in England touring for his novel Horns.

You can purchase the short story for $0.99 HERE and it’s compatible with tablets and eReaders from Apple, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google, Kobo and Sony.

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HO-HO-HOS4A2: A Holiday Party For Joe Hill At River Run Bookstore On December 12, 2013

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Naughty or nice, you’re invited to RiverRun Bookstore to celebrate Christmasland and Joe Hill

On Thursday December 12, 2013 from 7-9PM there will be readings by special guests Jason Ciaramella, Christopher Golden and James Patrick Kelly, as well as a raffle and refreshments, and more. And of course, the King of Christmasland himself – Joe Hill!

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Tickets are $20 and include a paperback copy of the holiday edition of NOS4A2. (If you already have it, you can trade it in for store credit.) Purchase tickets here. Please note that the event is 18+.

RiverRun Bookstore
142 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-2100

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THE FIRE WIRE Exclusive First Look At The Locke & Key: Head Games Deluxe Hardcover Available On December 3, 2013 From IDW Limited

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After looking at the detailed specs and the mind blowing art of IDW’s Locke & Key: Head Games Deluxe Edition, it very well may be one of the most lavish, gorgeous hardcovers ever produced in the comic book industry. And it should be considering the subject matter; the highly acclaimed series by writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez deserves a keepsake like this or should I say these as there are many choices to pick from.

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So break open your wallets, make some extra space under the Christmas tree and marvel at the Locke & Key: Head Games deluxe hardcover available on December 3, 2013 on idwlimited.com

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This is IDW Limited’s most feature-rich offering to date: each book comes packaged in an exclusive leatherette tray case that also contains a hardcover portfolio of photographs taken by Shane Leonard.

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To fully unlock the secrets of this lavish special edition, you’ll have to pry up the floorboard of the tray case to find an exclusive custom key and journal entries from the Locke family.

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Black and Blue Label buyers will be able to choose original art from an incredible talent pool featuring David Petersen, Tony Harris, Alan Robinson, Jim Mahfood and Langdon Foss.

The pricing and features of the 3 different volumes are as follows:

The Red Edition costs $175 and comes with an exclusive Head Games key. The book is signed by Gabriel Rodriguez, Joe Hill, Shane Leonard, Jay Fotos and Robbie Robbins. This volume also comes with a photo portfolio from Shane Leonard, secret journal pages hidden under a trap door and of course the limited-edition book. 250 copies.

The Black Label Edition contains everything mentioned above except this volume includes an exclusive Echo Key plus original art from:

Langdon Foss $300
Alan Robinson $300
Tony Harris $350

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David Petersen $400

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Jim Mahfood $375

There are 10 unique copies available from each artist.

The Blue Label Edition comes with everything mentioned in the Red Edition plus a Locke & Key cover interpretation and an exclusive Echo Key. Featured artists includes:

Langdon Foss $450

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Alan Robinson $450

Tony Harris $495

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David Petersen $600

Jim Mahfood $525

There are ONLY 3 unique copies available from each artist.

Again, the Locke & Key: Head Games deluxe hardcover will be available on December 3, 2013 on idwlimited.com. Locke On!

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Tales From The Darkside Reboot From Joe Hill In Development At The CW

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The CW Network has teamed with producers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci and writer Joe Hill for Tales From The Darkside, a reinvention of the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series by George A. Romero. 

Hill will write the project, which will keep the original series’ 30-minute format, for a summer run consideration.

Hill, Kurtzman and Orci will executive produce with Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin and Jerry Golod for CBS TV Studios, where Kurtzman and Orci’s K/O Paper Products is based. The project reunites Kurtzman and Orci with Hill, son of horror master Stephen King.

The three previously worked together on Locke & Key, a drama adaptation of Hill’s graphic novel, which went to pilot at Fox.

Tales From The Darkside, which is in the vein of other genre anthology series like Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and Tales From The Crypt, had a four-year syndicated run and is owned by CBS TV.

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Preview Joe Hill’s IDW Miniseries Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland

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Charlie Manx, the ghoulish driver of an old 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith who takes children to the holiday hell of Christmasland in Joe Hill’s novel NOS4A2 makes his comic-book debut tomorrow in the first issue of Hill’s IDW miniseries Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland.

“Wraith tells a story about how some escaped prisoners wound up coming to Christmasland with Charlie Manx and what happened to them once they got trapped there,” says Hill, the Locke & Key creator who’s working on the series with artist C.P. Wilson III.

The first issue delves into Manx’s own horror story of a childhood before he became a vampiric menace who uses human souls to gas up his ride.

The series on the whole was Hill’s way of spending more time in Christmasland, the amusement park haunted by monstrous kids only seen a little in NOS4A2, which is now out in paperback.

Preview some variant covers and the first 7 pages of Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland below.

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Maine Magazine Interviews Author Joe Hill

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As soon as the writer Joe Hill began appearing in public, it quickly became clear that he looks an awful lot like that other Maine horror writer, his dad – Stephen King. 

In order to blaze his own trail, Joe decided to drop the “King” from his name. In the years following this bold move, Hill has published a book of short stories, multiple novels, an award winning comic book series and we will soon be seeing a big screen adaptation of his book Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe as the demon in suburbia.

Joe took a few minutes to chat with Maine Magazine and you can read the interview HERE.

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