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Sideshow: Fine Art Prints Vol. 1 Book

Sideshow Collectibles’ limitless passion for creativity and entertainment has led them to become a leading source of premium, highly sought-after pop-culture collectibles—and their collection of art prints is no exception. Working with top artists such as Alex Ross, Adi Granov, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, and more, Sideshow has developed a series of beautifully crafted prints based on films, comics, TV, and animation. These officially licensed illustrations are inspired by countless fan-favorite properties, including everything from Marvel, DC, and Star Wars, to iconic classics like Terminator, Alien, Transformers, and more. Collecting the very best of Sideshow prints in one extraordinary volume, this book is a must have for art enthusiasts and pop-culture fans everywhere.

Pre-order the book HERE.

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The Secrets of Tenet Book

From Director Christopher Nolan comes a mind-blowing espionage thriller so unique that audiences will puzzle over its intricacies for years to come. The Secrets of Tenet takes readers on an exclusive journey into Nolan’s time-bending masterpiece, offering rare insights into all aspects of its creation. Featuring in-depth commentary from Nolan himself and a range of other key collaborators—including producer Emma Thomas and production designer Nathan Crowley—The Secrets of Tenet delivers an essential masterclass that lays bare the director’s process and his singular creative vision. Illustrated with candid behind-the-scenes imagery and compelling conceptual art, this is the ultimate exploration of a film guaranteed to linger in the imagination long into the future . . . and perhaps the past.

Pre-order the book HERE.

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Hard Case Crime To Publish Later, A New Novel By Stephen King On March 2, 2021

Hard Case Crime, the award-winning line of pulp-styled crime novels published by Titan Books, today announced it will publish Later, a brand-new novel by Stephen King, on March 2, 2021. Later tells the story of Jamie Conklin, a boy whose unusual abilities could aid his single mom and her police detective lover—but only at a terrible cost. One of the most beloved storytellers of all time, Stephen King is the world’s best-selling novelist, with more than 350 million books in print.

Called “the best new American publisher to appear in the last decade” by Neal Pollack in The Stranger, Hard Case Crime revives the storytelling and visual style of the pulp paperbacks of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The line features an exciting mix of lost pulp masterpieces from some of the most acclaimed crime writers of all time and gripping new novels from the next generation of great hardboiled authors, all with new painted covers in the grand pulp style. Authors have ranged from literary figures such as Joyce Carol Oates and Gore Vidal to giants of the mystery genre such as James M. Cain, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Mickey Spillane, as well as film directors Brian De Palma and Samuel Fuller, titans of speculative fiction such as Ray Bradbury and Michael Crichton, and numerous Grand Masters of the Mystery Writers of America including Donald E. Westlake, Lawrence Block, and Ed McBain. 

Later is the third book Stephen King has written for Hard Case Crime. Both of the previous two, The Colorado Kid and Joyland, were New York Times bestsellers.

Stephen King commented, “I love the Hard Case format, and this story—combining a boy who sees beyond our world and strong elements of crime and suspense—seemed a perfect fit.” 

“Later is a beautiful story about growing up and facing your demons—whether they’re metaphorical or (as sometimes happens when you’re in a Stephen King novel) the real thing,” said Charles Ardai, the Edgar Award-winning editor of Hard Case Crime. “It’s terrifying, tender, heartbreaking and honest, and we’re so excited to bring it to readers.”

Like Stephen King’s previous books for Hard Case Crime, Later will be published initially as a paperback original, featuring an original cover painting by Paul Mann. This edition will be followed by a limited-edition hardcover that will feature two new cover paintings by award-winning artist Gregory Manchess, one for Later itself and one for a fictitious novel within the novel that features prominently in the plot. An ebook edition of Later will also be available. 

You can pre-order the 256 page paperback book HERE. You can read a short excerpt from the book HERE.

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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone: MinaLima Edition

A dazzling new edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, fully illustrated in brilliant color and featuring exclusive interactive paper craft elements, including a foldout Hogwarts letter and more!

In this stunning new edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, experience the story as never before. J.K. Rowling’s complete and unabridged text is accompanied by full-color illustrations on nearly every page and eight exclusive, interactive paper craft elements: Readers will open Harry’s Hogwarts letter, reveal the magical entryway to Diagon Alley, make a sumptuous feast appear in the Great Hall, and more.

Designed and illustrated by award-winning design studio MinaLima — best known for establishing the visual graphic style of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films — this edition is sure to be a keepsake for Harry Potter fans, a beautiful addition to any collector’s bookshelf, and an enchanting way to introduce the first book in this beloved series to a new generation of readers.

Pre-order Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: MinaLima Edition

HERE, it will be released on October 20.

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The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Book Due On April 27

As part of Comic-Con@Home, ABRAMS publishing announced a new book – The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! 

Providing an exclusive look at the visual development behind Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, this large-format book showcases much of the amazing concept art and design that ultimately defined the immersive lands. Featuring never before seen artwork – as well as exclusive interviews about the land’s creation – from artists at Walt Disney Imagineering, Lucasfilm and many others, this book offers an inside look at what goes into making an immersive Star Wars destination.

The land’s rich storytelling provided a great opportunity for exclusive commentary from many of the key creative minds involved in bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life. This behind-the-scenes look at the creative process, combined with hundreds of full-color concept artworks, sketches, blueprints, photographs, and more, is what makes this book about dreaming up and creating Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so special.

This book was authored by Amy Ratcliffe, managing editor of Nerdist and author of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy.

Pre-orders for The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now available from ABRAMS publishing. The book will be released on April 27, 2021.

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How To Get A Limited Signed Lithograph of The Rock Bottom Remainders Band

Join the Rock Bottom Remainders supporting the Book Industry Charitable Foundation helping booksellers during the pandemic.

The Rock Bottom Remainders is a band that includes some of today’s most shining literary lights. Members have included: Dave Barry, Tad Bartimus, Roy Blount, Jr., Michael Dorris, Robert Fulghum, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Matt Groening, Josh Kelly, Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Greil Marcus, Dave Marsh, Ridley Pearson, Joel Selvin, Amy Tan, and others.

The first 50 donations of $750 or more get a limited signed lithograph of the band created by Pulitzer prize winning cartoonist David Horsey and signed by all members of the band.

Click HERE for more information and make a donation.

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CW Developing Drama Series Based On Stephen King’s The Revelations of ’Becka Paulson

A series titled “Revelations” based on Stephen King’s short story “The Revelations of ’Becka Paulson” is in the works at The CW.

In the potential one-hour drama, after accidentally shooting herself in the brain with a nail gun, a Pollyanna-ish Becca Paulson is recruited by an over-it Jesus to be his “chosen one” in stopping the apocalypse. In order to save the world, Becca will have to prove that our deeply backward planet Earth is redeemable, starting with her quirky midwestern hometown.

Maise Culver will serve as writer and co-executive producer on the project, with Katie Lovejoy executive producing. Warner Bros. Television will produce. Culver was previously a writer on “Last Man Standing” while Lovejoy’s credits include “Dracula” and the CW pilot “Dead Inside.”

Should “Revelations” go to series, it would not be the first time that this particular Stephen King short story has been adapted for television. The story served as the basis for an episode of the revival of “The Outer Limits” in 1997, with Catherine O’Hara starring as the titular character.

The Revelations of ‘Becka Paulson by Stephen King was originally published in the July/August 1984 issue of Rolling Stone. Though the story remains uncollected, the titular character and most of the plot later appeared as a subplot in King’s 1987 novel The Tommyknockers.

Many of King’s works have been adapted for television over the years, with multiple series currently in the works. CBS All Access is currently prepping a limited series based on “The Stand,” while Apple has ordered a series based on King’s novel “Lisey’s Story.” Epix is also prepping a series based on King’s short story “Jerusalem’s Lot” with Adrienne Brody attached to star. Hulu aired the second season of “Castle Rock” — which incorporates elements of many King works — back in October 2019, while the Audience Network show “Mr. Mercedes” is awaiting word on a fourth season.

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Comic-Con’s 2020 Souvenir Book Is Available Now

It just wouldn’t be Comic-Con, @Home or otherwise, without the yearly Souvenir Book! The 260-page 2020 Comic-Con Souvenir Book is now available as a free PDF download.

The PDF is set up in 2-page spreads, to better mimic the feel of an actual book. Throughout the book are advertisements, for most of them, clicking anywhere on the actual ad will take you to the advertiser’s website, where you may find exclusive merchandise for sale or exclusive content. To navigate the PDF, we recommend you use your keyboard’s left and right arrow keys; clicking on the ad pages will take you onto the web. Remember to zoom in for easier reading of the great articles in the book!

What’s in this year’s Souvenir Book? With an original cover by famed artist/illustrator William Stout, our main feature is the Ray Bradbury Centennial, honoring the 100th birthday of the beloved author and favorite Comic-Con guest. In addition, the Souvenir Book also celebrates the following anniversaries:

– Ray Harryhausen Centennial—The 100th birthday of the stop-motion animation legend
– 75th Anniversary of EC Comics—They brought us Tales from the Crypt and MAD magazine
– 75th Anniversary of Moomin—The world-wide comics sensation for all ages
– 50th Anniversary of Conan in Comics—Robert E. Howard’s barbarian conquered comics starting in 1970
– 50th Anniversary of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World—The King of Comics moved to DC in 1970 and created a whole new world of characters
– 50th Anniversary of Last Gasp—The pioneer underground comix publisher and distributor
– Plus the Proverbial “Much More”—Comic-Con Museum, 2019 Award Winners, and the “In Memoriam” section

Click HERE to download the Comic-Con 2020 Souvenir Book.


The Kingcast: Patreon Edition Announced

Eric Vespe and Scott Wampler, lifelong Stephen King nerds and veteran film bloggers are the creators of The Kingcast, a Stephen King podcast for Stephen King obsessives.

I’m a huge fan of the podcast and listen religiously. They have great guests and cover some fun Stephen King territory about books, film, etc.

Today, The Kingcast has launched a Patreon that will go beyond the regular weekly Wednesday show. For a nominal monthly fee, King fans will be able to listen to deep-dive interviews with folks who’ve actually starred in (or directed!) King projects, commentaries for King movies which will also feature special guests and curveball conversations focused on hyper-specific elements of King’s work.

Depending on the tier that you choose, Constant Readers will have access to:

– Bonus episodes
– Early access to episodes
– Exclusive Writing
– King Commentaries
– Occasional Surprises

Click HERE for more information.

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Suntup Editions Limited Edition Let The Right One In By John Ajvide Lindqvist

Lauded by critics as “brilliant and repulsive,” Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist, is one of the most acclaimed and adapted vampire novels of the 21st century. In the autumn of 1981, the body of a teenage boy is found drained of blood in Blackeberg, the Swedish suburb where twelve-year-old Oskar lives. Bullied frequently by his peers, Oskar is a social outcast who becomes fixated on Eli, the new girl who has moved in next door. To Oskar, there is something strange and wondrous about Eli, the girl who has never seen a Rubik’s Cube but can solve it within hours. The girl who only comes out at night. The girl who smells of death. With its themes of existential anxiety, social pressure, and the complications of youth, Let the Right One In is a gory vampire tale, a stirring love story, and a profound meditation on childhood love and loneliness. First published in 2008, Let the Right One In is an international bestseller. It has been adapted into two films, both multi-award winning, as well as two stage adaptations.

About the editions:

The signed limited edition of Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist Gift editions. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature six full color illustrations by Bud Cook as well as a new exclusive introduction by the author. The Lettered and Numbered editions are signed by John Ajvide Lindqvist and Bud Cook, and the Artist Gift Edition is signed by Bud Cook. This is the first signed limited edition of the novel.

Lettered Edition

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a full goatskin binding with a laser cut leather and wood inlay on the cover. Endsheets are hand marbled and the edition is printed offset on Mohwak Superfine with two-color printing on the section pages. The enclosure is covered in Japanese cloth and features a unique spine with three cloth covered panels. ($2,500)

Numbered Edition

The Numbered edition of 250 copies is a quarter leather binding with Japanese cloth boards. Endsheets feature artwork by Bud Cook and the edition is printed offset on Cougar Natural with two-color printing on the section pages. The two-piece slipcase enclosure is covered with hand marbled papers custom made for this edition. ($575)

Artist Gift Edition

The Artist Gift edition is limited to 1000 copies with a dust jacket illustrated by Bud Cook. It is a full cloth, smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket, and is signed by artist Bud Cook. The edition is housed in a paper covered slipcase. ($130)

Interior Art

Oskar’s Cube Paperweight

Back by popular demand is the tie-in Suntup Editions paperweight. Our first since Horns, this acrylic paperweight features a Rubik’s Cube in the center and is limited to no more than 350 paperweights. Final run is based on preorder demand.

Each cube is engraved with a number or letter to match your designation of Let The Right One In. No book purchase is necessary to order, and you do not have to be an owner of the Lettered and/or Numbered edition of Let The Right One In to order the paperweight.

Available for pre-order on Saturday, July 18th 2020 at 9 A.M. Pacific. More info HERE.

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