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The Making of Alien Hardcover By J.W. Rinzler 

A comprehensive and definitive volume telling the complete story of how Alien was made, featuring new interviews with Ridley Scott and other production crew, and including many rarely-seen photos and illustrations from the Fox archives.

In 1979 a movie legend was born, as Twentieth Century-Fox and director Ridley Scott unleashed Alien – and gave audiences around the world the scare of their lives.

To celebrate the movie’s fortieth anniversary, author J.W. Rinzler (The Making of Star Wars) tells the whole fascinating story of how Alien evolved from a simple idea in the mind of writer Dan O’Bannon into one of the most memorable sci-fi horror thrillers of all time.

With brand new interviews with Ridley Scott and other key members of the original production crew, and featuring many never-before-seen photographs and artworks from the archives, The Making of Alien is the definitive work on this masterpiece of popular cinema. 

Pre-order HERE. The 336 page book will be released on July 23, 2019.

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Visions From The Upside Down: A Stranger Things Art Book Coming In October

In celebration of the runaway hit Netflix series Stranger Things, Printed In Blood is proud to present the latest release in their ongoing series of artbooks. 

The more than 200 artists featured, drawing from the earthly dimensions of comics, illustration, fine art, video games, and animation, have come together to bring us a unique vision of the world of Hawkins, Indiana. The 200-plus brand-new images have been created specifically for this volume, which also includes an all-new introduction. Come dig into this collection and see what new worlds you might discover lurking just beneath the surface.

The 304 page hardcover will be released on October 15, 2019 and can be pre-ordered HERE.

Image Links – HERE, HERE, and HERE

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Taschen To Publish The Stan Lee Story XXL Edition

First published as a signed Collector’s Edition and sold out within a week, this is an unparalleled account of the life and times of Stan Lee, written and edited with the Godfather of comics himself. His tale is told by Roy Thomas, who brings “you are there” insights to Lee’s journey alongside never-before-seen photographs, original comic art, and rare comicbook facsimiles—a tribute worthy of the Man.

Now available as an unlimited XXL edition, this is the big one, True Believers! The mostly true tale of Stan Lee: a Giant-Size extravaganza, nearly ten years in the making, about the one and only Godfather of Comics. From his childhood in Depression-era New York, to transforming Marvel into the number one comics publisher in the world, to his 21st-century reinvention as Chief Creative Officer of global entertainment company POW! Entertainment, Stan “the Man” Lee stands the test of time as the most legendary name in comicbook history.

Stanley Lieber began working at Timely Comics in 1940 at the age of 17 and found himself at the helm of the bullpen as its top editor just two years later. But it wasn’t until 1961 that he ignited a revolution known as the “Marvel Age of Comics.” With a legendary stable of art partners including Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, and Jim Steranko, Lee unleashed a dizzying cascade of seminal comicbook creations—the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, the X-Men, and the Avengers to name a few. After moving to Hollywood in 1980, he did it again, developing TV and film projects that laid the groundwork for the “Marvel movie.” Stan’s constant cameo presence in these billion-dollar worldwide events is a testament to his influence. As the man behind POW! Entertainment, he became a master of all media—working with rock stars and professional sports leagues, movie mavens and reality TV shows—reinforcing his creative stature the world over.

The book was written and edited with Lee’s full cooperation. His tale is told by his successor at Marvel, renowned comics writer, editor, and historian Roy Thomas, who brings “you are there” insights and wide-eyed clarity to key moments of Lee’s journey to pop culture immortality. Featuring hundreds of treasures of comic book art, intimate photographs sourced straight from his family archives, a foreword written by Lee himself, a novel-length essay and new epilogue by Thomas, and an appendix with complete reprints of Stan’s comics from throughout the decades, this is a titanic tribute worthy of the Man.

The Stan Lee Story XXL Edition measures a whopping 11.5 x 17.2 in. and includes 624 pages. The book will be published in the summer of 2019 and you can pre-order it HERE for $200.

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André Øvredal To Direct Stephen King’s The Long Walk

Another Stephen King book is being turned into a feature film, and André Øvredalo will be at the helm. Øvredalo will direct King’s 1979 novella The Long Walk, which was written under his pseudonym, Richard Bachman.

The story takes place in a dystopian future, where 100 boys are selected for a long walk. They have to maintain speeds of 4 miles an hour, and receive fewer than three warnings an hour. Break these rules, and they’re shot dead. The last one standing, however, gets whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Despite the high stakes, the boys form an unlikely camaraderie along their journey.

James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) wrote the screenplay and is producing alongside Bradley Fischer and William Sherak.

Øvredalo is also directing the upcoming adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, with Guillermo del Toro producing. He previously helmed the claustrophobic horror, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, which came out in 2016.

The Long Walk marks the third King property currently in development over at New Line. There’s IT: Chapter Two, which is out this summer, and Salem’s Lot, which is being produced by James Wan (The Conjuring) and written by Gary Dauberman (IT).

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David Sedaris Inducted Into The American Academy of Arts and Letters

David Sedaris, is one of the new class of inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

His membership safely confirmed, Sedaris joins an elite group which over the past century and a half has included Langston Hughes, Georgia O’Keeffe and John Updike. This year, the academy voted in 11 new members, among them the multimedia artist Meredith Monk, poet-playwright Claudia Rankine, poet-essayist Grace Schulman, author-essayist Ian Frazier, author-conservationist Terry Tempest Williams and violinist-composer Chen Yi.

Others include four Pulitzer Prize winners from a variety of fields: playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, fiction writer Edward P. Jones, historian Stacy Schiff and poet Natasha Trethewey.

An honor society founded in 1898, the academy has 240 core members, in the categories of books, music and art. New artists are voted in after previous ones die, with those dying over the past year including Philip Roth, Donald Hall and Ursula K. Le Guin.

New members will formally join in May, at a ceremony held at the academy’s complex in upper Manhattan, where composer David Del Tredici will give the keynote address. The academy will also hand out literary medals, and Rankine, Yi and Sedaris are among those who have been awarded in the past. Sedaris was honored last year with a Medal for Spoken Language.

David Sedaris is the bestselling author of the books Calypso, Theft By Finding, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4.

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Cycle of The Werewolf By Stephen King New Edition To Be Released On August 13, 2019

The classic masterpiece by #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King—illustrated by the legendary artist Bernie Wrightson!

“Something inhuman has come to Tarker’s Mills, as unseen as the full moon riding the night sky high above.”

The first screams came in January from the snowbound railwayman who felt the inhuman fangs ripping at his throat. The shrieks of ecstatic agony from the woman attacked in her cozy bedroom were heard the following month. As the year progresses and the seasons change, scenes of unimaginable horror unfold in the isolated Maine town of Tarker’s Mills. No one knows who will be the next victim. But one thing is certain—when the full moon rises, a paralyzing fear sweeps through the community. For snarls that sound like human words can be heard through the wind…and all around are the footprints of a monster whose hunger can never be sated…

The new edition trade paperback and eBook will go on sale August 13, 2019.

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Hulu Plans Series Based On Stephen King’s The Eyes of the Dragon

Hulu is developing what they hope will be the answer to the HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones with a series adaptation of Stephen King’s well-received 1984 fantasy novel Eyes of the Dragon.

The novel, which was a major deviation for the horror master as he ventured into the fantasy genre, is set in the realm of Delain, which is part of the In-World from King’s Dark Tower series, and follows two prince brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their parents are murdered and one of them is framed for it while the other is left to be king of the kingdom at the young age of 12. The young king hands all of his authority to his father’s manipulative magician, Flagg, who the jailed brother is attempting to escape and prove his involvement in the murder of their parents.

Despite receiving generally positive reviews from critics at the time of its release and King’s desire to write a story his children could read, readers were very up in arms at the author deviating from his normal genre wheelhouse and expressed their outrage over the project not being horror-related. The negative fan reception gave King the idea for his acclaimed follow-up novel Misery, in which the protagonist’s dealing with a murderous fan unsatisfied with the final installment of his acclaimed series was akin to King’s obsessive fanbase.

An attempt to adapt the material was previously in development in the late 1990s for an animated film to be released in 2001, but after development languished the rights eventually lapsed and after a second attempt by Syfy to adapt the story into either a film or miniseries, the rights lapsed once more and Hulu has successfully beat out Apple in an auction to the rights.

The pilot is being developed by The Lego Batman Movie‘s Seth Grahame-Smith, who will pen the script and act as the showrunner while also executive producing it alongside David Katzenberg, Bill Haber, Roy Lee and Jon Berg.

Seth Grahame-Smith

“I am so excited to be working in the world of Stephen King with with Hulu, which has such a terrific track record with Stephen King adaptations,” Grahame-Smith shared. “The goal for this series is to feel unlike any Stephen King adaptation before, with this rich underlying source material, and the only true fantasy book he wrote that has kings and swords and princesses. We will honor the spirit of the book and the legacy.”

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Suntup Editions To Release Stephen King’s Four Past Midnight Print By Rob Wood

Last year, Suntup Editions released two prints from artist Rob Wood featuring art from the covers of Needful Things and Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Now, Suntup is delighted to offer Rob’s beautiful art from the first edition of Four Past Midnight as their latest addition to The Covers Collection.

Four Past Midnight was the first of several covers Rob Wood created for Stephen King books in the 1990s. Wood had recently completed a series of illustrations on the universe and stars for Time Life Magazine. From the moment he heard the title Four Past Midnight, Wood envisioned a giant clock in space. Of the five covers he created for King books, this one was entirely Wood’s concept with no changes requested by the publishers. It remains his personal favorite.

These prints are hand-signed by Rob Wood, who has also created a Remarque inspired by “Sun Dog,” one of the four stories featured in Four Past Midnight. The Remarque appears on the first 20 large prints — five 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: June 1, 2019
Available for Pre-Order: May 15, 2019

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

Order HERE.

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Stephen King To Release New Novel, If It Bleeds In 2020

Stephen King seems to be busier than ever with a new novel The Institute arriving in September and a plethora of television and film adaptations coming in 2019.

Last weekend, the prolific author announced at the Worldplay Festival in Minneapolis that he was working on a new book, If It Bleeds which is scheduled to be published in 2020.

The story will focus on an established character in King’s universe, Holly Gibney. Fans will recognize the name from the Bill Hodges book series along with the character appearing in last year’s The Outsider novel.

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Stephen King’s Revival Gets A New Collector’s Edition From LetterPress Publications

Revival, Stephen King‘s 2014 novel of faith and fury, is getting a new special edition as the first project from Brian James Freeman’s LetterPress Publications, complete with a new series of chilling illustrations and an introduction from the filmmaker who plans to bring it to the screen. The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone penned the new preface to hail King’s story of a preacher who experiments with elemental powers to bridge the gap between the living and the dead.

The collector’s version will sell for $125 and includes 16 new full-color illustrations by artist Francois Vaillancourt.

This is going to be a beautiful special edition in terms of production: leather binding, genuine crafted spine hubs, two-color interior printing, tons of full-color artwork, a sewn-in satin ribbon page marker, marbled endpapers, deckled page edges. The books will be housed in custom-made slipcases wrapped with imported woven cloth and stamped with two impressions of colored hot foil.

The book is available for pre-order now via the following  indie retailers and publishers:

Bad Moon BooksBetts BookstoreCamelot BooksCemetery Dance PublicationsDark RegionsThe Overlook Connection BookstorePS Publishing (UK & Europe)Stephen King CatalogSubterranean Press

Revival tells the story of Jamie Morton, a musician and recovering drug addict who crosses paths with the Rev. Charles Jacobs, who begins joining his religious fervor with a cult-like passion for science after his wife and child are killed. Healing powers give way to the possibility of resurrection, but in Stephen King’s world, the darkness always makes a comeback.

Special Bonus Materials:

– Sixteen full-color illustrations by François Vaillancourt, including three fold-out illustrations measuring 14 inches by 10 inches
– An introduction by Josh Boone, writer and director of the forthcoming feature film adaptation
– Exclusive artwork created by Vincent Chong for the film development process
– “A Nasty, Dark Piece of Work” by Bev Vincent: an overview of Stephen King’s writing of the novel
– “Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview” — an epic twenty page interview with Stephen King originally published on Halloween 2014 by Rolling Stone magazine in celebration of the novel’s publication

Special Production Features:

– Deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing
– Printed on a heavy interior specialty acid-free paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
– Featuring two colors of hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Includes genuine crafted spine hubs in the spine
– Deluxe binding with colored head and tail bands
– High-quality endpapers
– Full-color signature sheets
– Custom-made slipcase wrapped with a woven cloth and stamped with hot foil on the spine
– Extremely collectible print run that will be a tiny fraction of the print run of the original trade hardcover edition from Scribner

Please note that the pre-order window is May 15th-31st. The print run will be set based on the amount of pre-orders.

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