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Disney Publishing Worldwide And Disney+ Announce One Day At Disney

This evening at D23 Expo, Ricky Strauss, president, Content & Marketing for Disney+ and Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts announced One Day at Disney, a spectacular collaboration between Disney Publishing Worldwide and Disney’s new streaming service.  The new, 224-page coffee table book and the documentary series will both arrive on December 3, highlighting the talented men and women who bring life to some of Disney’s most beloved stories.

On February 21 of this year, 76 unique photo shoots took place around the world, as Disney dispatched photographers to capture images of the employees and cast members who drive creativity and innovation at The Walt Disney Company. From Shanghai Disneyland and ESPN to Pixar and the set of Modern Family, these spectacular photographs—and the stories behind them—will be featured in the hardbound, collectible book, written by Bruce Steele, which is now available for pre-order.

On December 3, the same day the book arrives in stores, Disney+ will debut it’s new, 52-episode short-form series One Day at Disney, launching with a feature-length documentary. This exciting new series takes an in-depth look at the unique and surprising roles these men and women call their daily jobs. The series and documentary are from Endeavor Content’s Non-Scripted Division and executive produced by Michael Antinoro and David Chamberlin and produced by Victoria Chamlee.

Following the debut of the special, which features such talent as Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts and legendary animator Eric Goldberg, more than 50 One Day at Disney shorts, ranging in length between 4 to 7 minutes long and each profiling a single remarkable person and their fascinating job, will debut each week.

Profiled in the Disney+ docu-special (in alphabetical order):

– Eric Baker: The Walt Disney Imagineer who has overseen the creation of many of the intricately detailed props and lifelike creatures that inhabit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the newest lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts
– Ashley Girdich: A talented Walt Disney Imagineer who, as a Research and Development Project Manager, drives plans and helps teams execute some of the innovative robotics technology projects being created for our Parks around the world
– Eric Goldberg: The legendary animator known for creating the Genie in Aladdin and Phil in Hercules, directing Pocahontas, as well as for animating Mickey Mouse in the Academy Award-nominated short Get a Horse!
– Mark Gonzales: A Los Angeles native who works on the world-famous Disneyland Railroad
– Grace Lee: A senior illustration manager at Disney Worldwide Publishing who has worked on titles from Zootopia to Fancy Nancy
– Zamavus “Zama” Magudulela: The talented South African actor currently playing Rafiki in the Madrid production of phenomenally successful musical The Lion King
– Ryan Meinerding: Marvel Studio’s head of visual development who has worked on films including Avengers: Endgame and Guardians of the Galaxy
– Dr. Natalie Mylniczenko: The veterinarian who cares for creatures large and small at Walt Disney World Resort, including a number of endangered and threatened species.
– Jerome Ranft: The skilled Pixar artist who created detailed sculptures for animators to use as reference for such films as Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, and Ratatouille
– Robin Roberts: The former ESPN sportscaster has been co-anchor of the Emmy® Award-winning, top-rated morning show, Good Morning America, since 2005

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Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Being Adapted For A Feature Film

Stephen King’s book The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is being adapted into a feature.

Chris Romero, the former wife of filmmaker George A. Romero who initially planned to adapt the story, is teaming up with producer Roy Lee (IT) and Vertigo Films’ Jon Berg and Ryan Silbert of Origin Story to adapt the novel for the big screen. Andrew Childs will executive produce. A writer has not yet been set.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon tells of a young girl named Trisha McFarland who gets lost while hiking with her recently divorced mother and brother in the woods. Nine years old and scared of the dark, the girl winds up stumbling through the woods for nine days, wandering farther and farther from civilization even as she tries to make her way back home. As she walks, dehydration, hunger, and exhaustion cause her to hallucinate, talking to several people, including her idol, a baseball player named Tom Gordon. But she also begins to believe that she’s being stalked by a supernatural beast known as The God of the Lost, and soon her ordeal becomes a test of both her sanity and her ability to fight for her life.

“I’m thrilled that my book is being brought to the screen, and that George’s company is involved. Chris (Romero) has worked long and hard to make this project happen,” said King.

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Marvel And The Folio Society Team For The Ultimate Collector’s Edition Comic: Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949

As the celebration of its 80th anniversary continues, Marvel Comics is teaming up with publisher The Folio Society to release a special collection celebrating Marvel’s first ten years.

The Folio Society is working with legendary Marvel editor Roy Thomas on Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949, which features five specially selected comics from those early years. The collection includes a reproduction of its very first comic, Marvel Comics #1. Other titles featured in the collection are The Sub-Mariner #1, The Human Torch #5, Captain America Comics #10 and All Winners Comics #19.

These selected comics highlight key characters, debuts and famous fights, as well as the creators synonymous with Marvel during that period in the publisher’s history. Additionally, the collection features an introduction by Thomas.

The collection is special in many ways, with Marvel Comics #1 being reproduced in its original format. The other comics retain their original look while being produced in the treasury format. The remaining four are bound in a hardback volume with lettering by Ian Jepson and exclusive original artwork by current Marvel artist Marco D’Alfonso.

Features:

Main volume

– Bound in screen-printed and metallic foil blocked cloth with lettering by Ian Jepson Set in Miller Text with Benton as display
– 272 pages printed in 4-color throughout
– Endpapers printed in metallic ink with a design by Marco D’Alfonso
– Ribbon marker
– Colured page edges
– Measures 13¼˝ x 9¼˝

Solander Box

Bound and lined in printed and gold laminated paper with a design by Marco D’Alfonso

Facsimile Comic

– 64 pages with 4-page cover
– Measures 10˝ x 7˝

Exclusive Print

– Illustration by Marco D’Alfonso printed in 4-colour on Natural Evolution White 280gsm paper
– Measures 10˝ x 7˝

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949 can be pre-ordered HERE for $225. This beautiful collectible book will be released on September 25, 2019.

         

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Watch The Mr. Mercedes Season 3 Trailer 

The official Mr. Mercedes Season 3 trailer is here. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch. 

Don’t miss the premiere of Mr. Mercedes Season 3 Tuesday, September 10th at 10pm ET/PT on DIRECTV Channel 239, On Demand 1239, DIRECTV, U-Verse, & AT&T TV NOW.

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Suntup Editions Announces Dolores Claiborne Cover Collection Print By Rob Wood

Suntup Editions announces their fourth print from artist Rob Wood. Previously, they published Rob’s artwork from Needful Things, Nightmares and Dreamscapes and Four Past Midnight. Now, Suntup offers Rob’s beautiful art from the first edition of Dolores Claiborne as their latest addition to The Covers Collection.

Dolores Claiborne was the 32nd book published by Stephen King, originally released in November 1992. The novel, along with the author’s other 1992 release, Gerald’s Game, was originally conceived as part of a larger work to be entitled, In the Path of the Eclipse. After doing a whole series of sketches for Dolores Claiborne, including some of dust bunnies under a bed and many different concepts for the eclipse, the art director at Viking suggested a view of Dolores from the bottom of the well. As a result, we have Rob’s stunning artwork capturing Dolores standing over a wide well as the eclipse takes place behind her. The glorious detail to the brick can be seen here in this print like never before. It is easy to see why, of the many covers Rob Wood created for Stephen King, this is the one King personally asked if he could own.

These prints are hand-signed by Rob Wood, who has also created a Remarque which appears on the first 20 large prints — nine of which are available for purchase at the time of the release, so act fast on those.

Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist Proofs and – 3 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: September 1, 2019
Available for Pre-Order: August 15, 2019

Large Size: 18 x 24 ($100)
Small Size: 12 x 17 ($175)

Order HERE.

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Subterranean Press Announces Signed Limited Edition of Joe Hill’s Full Throttle

Subterranean Press announces the signed limited edition of Joe Hill’s major new collection, Full Throttle, which will be designed and illustrated by Dave McKean. The edition will be printed and illustrated in two colors throughout on 80# Finch, with an 8×8 trim size, and housed in a foil-stamped slipcase.

About the Book:

The book you are holding is Joe Hill’s first short story collection since 2005’s 20thCentury Ghosts. It’s been a long time between volumes, but the wait is finally over. Full Throttle is quite simply a stunning collection, filled to overflowing with wonders, terrors, and pure narrative magic. It is the work of a profoundly gifted writer who has come fully—and memorably—into his own.

Full Throttle contains thirteen stories and novellas, along with extensive story notes and an illuminating introduction that explores the various influences that have shaped its authors life and work. The stories themselves encompass an impressive assortment of settings, ideas, and emotions. Each story, without exception, is a meticulously crafted gem. 

Many of these stories concern journeys—some of them brief, some more extensive—that lead to unexpected, frequently lethal destinations. In “Wolverton Station,” an American executive boards a British train and finds himself faced with impossible—but very real—horrors. “Faun” takes its privileged protagonists through a “little door” that connects our world to. . . somewhere else. “Late Returns,” a gently affecting story with just a touch of Jack Finney, offers a fictional meditation on time, mortality, and the enduring importance of books. “Throttle,” the first of two notable collaborations, tells of an imperiled outlaw biker gang and offers a brilliant riff on the Richard Matheson classic, “Duel.” A second collaboration, “In The Tall Grass,” follows a brother and sister off a lonely state highway and into the high weeds of an occult wilderness, where time and space have come apart, and only the mad can survive. In the closing story, “You Are Released,” a plane bound for Boston takes an abrupt detour through the geopolitical horrors of our age.

Taken both individually and together, these stories show us a writer in full, mature command of his considerable gifts. Full Throttle is, of course, a dark, unsettling book, but it is also a good deal more. Each story is filled with grace notes. Each is marked by compassion, empathy, and an underlying decency that lends an emotional weight to every page. These stories may have been a long time coming, but—like their author—they’re here to stay. Full Throttle is a gift to Joe Hill’s many readers, and a treasure trove of story worth returning to over and over again.

Table of Contents:

– Introduction: Who’s Your Daddy?
– Throttle (with Stephen King)
– Dark Carousel
– Wolverton Station
– By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain
– Faun
– Late Returns
– All I Care About is You
– Thumbprint
– The Devil on the Staircase
– Twittering from the Circus of the Dead
– Mums
– In the Tall Grass (with Stephen King)
– You Are Released
– Story Notes and Acknowledgments
– About the Author

The numbered edition will be fully-designed and illustrated by Dave McKean, and printed on a premium paper, bound in cloth, and housed in a custom slipcase. The book can be pre-ordered HERE for $175.

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Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight In Comics, Film, and Beyond

Dive into the history of one of the greatest Super Heroes of all time with this deluxe book exploring the creation and legacy of the Dark Knight.

Since his 1939 debut in the pages of Detective Comics, Batman has become an icon, instantly recognizable the world over. Through the years, Gotham City’s guardian has been interpreted in so many radically different ways that we all now have our own Batman. To some, he’s the colorful Caped Crusader who dispatches villains with a POW! To others, he’s the grim Dark Knight hell-bent on avenging the death of his parents. And to others still he’s made of LEGO, has great abs and likes to eat lobster thermidor!

In celebration of the Dark Knight’s 80th Anniversary, this deluxe volume tells the complete story of Batman and the many forms he’s taken across comics, TV, animation, film, video games and beyond, to present a compelling portrait of one of the most recognizable and versatile characters in the history of fiction. Covering the complete history of Batman in vivid detail, the book features exclusive commentary from the key creatives who have been instrumental in building the Dark Knight’s ongoing legacy, including Neal Adams, Tim Burton, Paul Dini, Steve Englehart, Mark Hamill, Grant Morrison, Julie Newmar, Christopher Nolan, Denny O’Neil, Joel Schumacher, Scott Snyder and Zack Snyder.

Along with taking readers on an unparalleled journey into the creation of the most memorable Batman moments in the character’s eighty-year history—from the “Knightfall” comics arc to Tim Burton’s films and the Arkham video game series—the book offers incomparable access to the DC and Warner Bros. archives to deliver an avalanche of never-before-seen visual treasures that are guaranteed to blow the minds of Batman fans everywhere.

Filled with exclusive insert items Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond, is the ultimate exploration of a true legend whose impact on our culture has no limits.

  

This book contains new writing and never-before-seen content, such as: 

– A foreword by Michael Keaton, who played the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992).
– A preface from Dennis O’Neil, a legendary Batman comic book writer and editor.
– An introduction by Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series, and countless other Batman properties including the Arkham Asylum video games.
– Interviews with Christopher Nolan and the other key creatives behind The Dark Knight Trilogy.
– Never-before-seen photography and concept art from the Tim Burton films Batman and Batman Returns
– Sketches, animation cels and storyboards from Batman: The Animated Series and other Batman animated shows, including The Batman and Brave and the Bold.

The book also unearths a lost gem of Batman lore: a rejected 40-page film treatment submitted to WB by Bob Kane, Batman’s co-creator, in 1986, called The Return of Batman. Comprehensive, compelling and filled with previously unseen treasures, Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond is the ultimate guide to our most legendary Super Hero.

Pre-order the 304 page book HERE. Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond will be released on October 22, 2019.

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Barbara And Andy Muschietti Producing An Adaptation of Stephen King’s Roadwork

An adaptation of Roadwork by Stephen King will be produced by IT director Andy Muschietti and his partner/sister Barbara Muschietti. 

The short novel by Richard Bachman was first published in 1981 and then later collected with other stories in 1985’s The Bachman Books. A few years later it was revealed that Bachman was a pseudonym of Stephen King.

Book jacket photos of Richard Bachman and Stephen King

The book’s official description reads, “It’s all coming to an end for Barton Dawes. The city’s Highway 784 extension is in the process of being constructed right across town and inexorably through every aspect of Bart’s existence—whether it’s about to barrel over the laundry plant where he makes a living, or soon to smash through the very home where he makes a life. But as a result, something’s been happening inside Bart’s head that a heartless local bureaucracy isn’t prepared for—a complete and irrevocable burnout of the mental circuit breaker that keeps a mild-mannered person from turning to violent means. As the wheels of progress and a demolition crew continue unabated throughout Bart’s neighborhood, he’s not about to give everything up without a fight. As a matter of fact, he’s ready and waiting to ignite an explosive confrontation with the legislative forces gathered against him.”

Argentine director Pablo Trapero is slated to helm the project. “It’s a fantastic script,” Barbara revealed to Radio Cantilo. “We hope to start shooting at the beginning of next year.”

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A Guide To U.S. First Editions of Stephen King By Paul Michael Kane

Master your Stephen King collection with this handy guide to the U.S. first editions of best selling author, Stephen King. From designer, author, photographer, and fellow collector, Paul Michael Kane, this reference guide will give you all the knowledge you need to ensure your collection is in order!

Each book will be hand signed and numbered and will come with a 3×3 vinyl sticker.

The 32 page book will ship in late October and can be pre-ordered HERE for $5.95.

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Funko Edgar Allen Poe Pop!

Nevermore shall your collection lack the literary world’s favorite macabre poet and writer. Fans of ravens, tell-tale hearts and elaborate revenge plots that take place in wine cellars will want the Books-A-Million exclusive Pop! Edgar Allen Poe accompanied by his famous raven.

Coming soon!

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