Acclaimed novelist/Eisner-winning graphic novelist Joe Hill collaborated with his father, Stephen King, in Throttle, for the first time on a tale that paid tribute to Richard Matheson’s classic tale, Duel. Now, IDW is proud to present comic-book tellings of both stories in Road Rage, adapted by Chris Ryall with art by Nelson Daniel and Rafa Garres.
Mike Mignola - B.P.R.D. - Plague of Frogs 1.
In 2001, Hellboy quit the B.P.R.D., leaving Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and a bizarre roster of special agents to defend the world from any occult threats, and the growing menace of the frog army. Mike Mignola and Dark Horse present the complete Plague of Frogs saga in four volumes, from Hollow Earth to King of Fear. This first book explores the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense after Hellboy's departure, cracks open the secrets of Abe Sapien's origin, and sets the war on frogs in motion.
Scott Snyder - Batman (vol. 2) - The Court of Owls Saga
Hidden for years, a secret organization known as the Court of Owls suddenly surfaces in Gotham City. But why? As Batman begins to unravel the deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban myth, be behind the never-ending crime and corruption in Gotham? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of being Batman? From writer Scott Snyder (_Dark Nights: Metal_) and artist Greg Capullo comes a brooding tale of shadow societies and long-forgotten family secrets. Collects Batman #1-11 along with a generous amount of bonus material, including a brand new cover illustrated by Greg Capullo! The DC Essential Edition series highlights the best standalone stories the medium has to offer, featuring comics' greatest characters. _Batman: The Court of Owls Saga_ is a seminal, groundbreaking tale for Batman that transcends the printed page. For new readers and longtime fans, this is a definitive entry point to the DC Universe's vast library. Start with the Essentials.
Joe Hill - Gabriel Rodriguez - Locke & Key - Alpha & Omega
The Locke family's story began in 2007 in Welcome to Lovecraft, and after five years of tension and terror, there are only seven issues left to their story. The beginning of the end starts here. Dodge has the Omega key, and nothing can stop him from using it... "Locke and Key: Omega" 1 begins the final arc of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's superb family-centric, artifact-strewn horror saga. Collects 1-7
Joe Hill - Gabriel Rodriguez - Locke & Key - Crown of Shadows
None of that changes in Crown of Shadows, the third installment of the franchise. Crown picks up shortly after the events of Head Games, with the Locke family still coming to terms with recent tragedies. But surprisingly enough, none of the Lockes are the real focus of issue #1. After an early scene where Nina continues her downward, drunken spiral, the issue shifts almost entirely to main villain Dodge. Dodge continues his quest to unite all the keys of Keyhouse, but he finds an unexpected thorn in his side in the form of the spirit of Sam Lesser.
Joe Hill - Gabriel Rodriguez - Locke & Key - Keys to the Kingdom
With more keys making themselves known, and the depths of the Locke's family's mystery ever-expanding, Dodge's desperation to end his shadowy quest drives the habitants of Keyhouse ever closer to a revealing conclusion.
Joe Hill - Gabriel Rodriguez - Locke & Key - Clockworks
The sprawling tale of the Locke family and their mastery of the 'whispering steel' thunders to new heights as the true history of the family is revealed to Tyler and Kinsey. Zack Wells assumes a new form, Tyler and Kinsey travel through time, and surprises beyond imagination will be revealed before the sixth issue ends!
Bill Finger - Gardner F. Fox - Whitney Ellsworth - Batman: The Golden Age 1.
American popular culture has produced few heroic figures as famous and enduring as that of the Batman. The dark, mysterious hero who debuted in 1939's DETECTIVE COMICS #27 as the lone "Bat-man" quickly grew into the legend of the Caped Crusader. After his landmark debut and origin story the Dark Knight was given many seminal elements including his partner in crime-fighting Robin, the Boy Wonder, and such adversaries as the Joker, Hugo Strange and Catwoman. BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE VOLUME ONE collects all of the Dark Knight Detective's first-ever adventures from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-45, BATMAN #1-3 and NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR COMICS #2.
Scott Snyder - Batman (vol. 2) 3. - Death of the Family
After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City! But even for man who's committed a lifetime of murder, he's more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he's closest to? It all leads back to Arkham Asylum... This new hardcover collects the critically acclaimed tale DEATH OF THE FAMILY from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. BATMAN VOLUME 3 will have repercussions that will affect the Batman universe for years to come! Collects BATMAN #13-17
J. M. DeMatteis - The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) - Kraven's Last Hunt - Fearful Symmetry
Writer J. M. DeMatteis and artist Mike Zeck craft the ultimate tale of revenge in this groundbreaking and legendary collection! Kraven the Hunter has stalked and killed every animal known to man. But there is one beast that has eluded him. One quarry that has mocked him at every turn: the wall-crawling web-slinger known as Spider-Man. And to prove that he is the hero's master, he will pull on his costume and become him... after he shoots and buries him six feet under! Collecting Web of Spider-Man 31-32, Amazing Spider-Man 293-294, and Spectacular Spider-Man 131-132.
Neil Gaiman - Steven T. Seagle - Jamie Delano - Garth Ennis - Constantine
In the City of Angels. Hell has always simmered just below the surface. At the shadowy border between this world and the next, John Constantine works to keep the demonic forces at bay. In the course of investigating a woman's apparent suicide, however, he discovers that something new is coming up from the inferno - something that will destroy the delicate balance between Heaven and Hell and plunge the Earth into catastrophic, other-wordly war. But can Constantine save a world which terminal cancer is about to take away from him - especially when he knows his own soul is already condemned to eternal damnation?
Scott Snyder - Batman (vol. 2) 2. - The City of Owls
For over a century, the Court of Owls has ruled Gotham City in secret - their reach inescapable, their power unstoppable. Until they battled the Batman. Gothams's vigilante protector managed to escape the claws of the Court whit his mind and body barely intact. The Dark Knight managed to win the battle with his deadly new aggressors, but certainly not the war. Batman was just the first part of the Court's conquest. Now they have their sights set on something much bigger: Gotham City. These villains will threaten all Batman holds dear: His secret identity. His home. His headquarters. His beliefs about his friends and enemies. With the Court's deadly foot soldiers, the Talons, out to destroy him, the Dark Knight and his allies must wage an all-out war for survival against the most dangerous predators he has ever encountered.
Joe Hill - Gabriel Rodriguez - Locke & Key - Welcome to Lovecraft
Tells the story of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all. The author creates a story of dark fantasy and wonder.
Anne Rice - The Mummy
With this kick-off to a new series, Vampire Chronicler Rice abandons her troupe of nocturnals for the living dead of another kind. In a tale that's part horror and part romance, Egyptian King Ramses, made immortal in his youth, is awakened from self-imposed dormancy and deposited in 1914 London. Ramses's introduction to modern times is charming but slow. The plot, however, revs up a bit when he returns to Cairo and runs into an old girlfriend. Much in this book will be familiar to Rice's fans, except in this case it doesn't work. The characters are mostly boring and the conflict is flimsy. You know nothing bad is going to happen to anybody--and nothing does. You're also cheated out of a genuine conclusion, which is both dissatisfying and unfair. Stick to those blood drinkers, Anne, and let the sleeping mummies lie. - Michael Rogers, "Library Journal"
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead Compendium One
Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection! Collects The Walking Dead #1-48. This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one thousand pages chronicling the beginning of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror- from Rick Grimes' waking up alone in a hospital, to him and his family seeking solace on Hershel's farm, and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot: The Governor. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to finally start living.
Dean Koontz - Innocence
A riveting, intricate novel of suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz, unlike anything he's ever written before! Set in a city of secrets, narrated by an enigmatic, irresistible protagonist, and suffused with atmosphere, heart, mystery, romance, and unexpected twists, Innocence is an utterly fresh, stand alone novel that showcases Dean Koontz at the height of his powers - and which represents a creative leap certain to attract new readers, not unlike his capturing of new constituencies with the introduction of the Odd Thomas series. Addison lives hidden in the city, knowing no others of his kind. He ventures out of his deep redoubt only at night, for the supplies he resourcefully forages, and to glimpse the beauty of the world safe from those who live in the open, who would destroy him on sight. He bears no ill will toward these people, knowing their burdens are greater than his. But he has been on his own for years, and he is lonely - until the night he meets a quicksilver girl engaged in a dangerous duel of wits with a malicious, well-placed enemy...
Anne Rice - Faye Perozich - The Tale of The Body Thief
Lestat is the decadent, corrupt night-dweller with a craving for human blood. Now transformed into a Dark God, he must make a journey into the heart of darkness, where he must confront his own cursed immortality and the emptiness of his soul.
Stephen King - Firestarter
In 1969 Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson participated in a drug experiment run by a veiled government agency known as The Shop. One year later they marry. Two years after that their little girl, Charlie, sets her teddy bear on fire . . . by looking at it. Now that Charlie is eight, she doesn't start fires anymore. Her parents have taught her to control her pyrokinesis, the ability to set anything--toys, clothes, even people--aflame. But The Shop knows about and wants this pigtailed "ultimate weapon." Shop agents set out to hunt down Charlie and her father in a ruthless and terrifying chase that ranges from the streets of New York to the backwoods of Vermont. And once they get her they plan to use Charlie's capacity for love to force her into developing a power as horrifyingly destructive as it is seductive. What they don't take into account is that even a child can know the pleasure of the whip hand and the satisfaction of revenge.
Stephen King - Gerald's Game
Alone in their bedroom, Jessie and Gerald Burlingame are playing a game of trust and control. But when her husband takes the game too far by handcuffing her to a bedpost, Jessie lashes out--with deadly results. But now she is trapped, with no way to escape the deathly quiet of the room. Over the next twenty-eight hours, Jessie will come face-to-face with her most terrifying nightmares that exist in the last place she would ever look...her mind!
Stephen King - Joyland (angol)
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. "I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book." – Stephen King
Ann Aguirre - Enclave
New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters—or Freaks—who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight, in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs. As the two are guided by Fade’s long-ago memories, they face dangers, and feelings, unlike any they’ve ever known.