Poyo’s Trade and Hardcover Picks of the Week

We shouldn’t just collect or flip books, we should also read them. A good story can make your purchase well worth the money spent if you ask me. After all, we buy books to read for entertainment right? Even if you can’t flip them, reading is just as rewarding.

We tend to focus on mostly the floppy copies each week and kind of ignore the trades and hardcovers that come out week after week.

These can be one off books, collected editions or special editions. I go into these picks of mostly just the solicitations provided from the publishers. These are the ones that caught my attention for this upcoming week.

Wild Strawberries At The Worlds End GN

A supernatural murder mystery set in the 90’s rural South Korea.

A powerful and emotion-fueled story by Bruce Kim, with haunting art and colors by Katia Vecchio.

This was out a week or two ago but I seriously could not find it at most shops. Midtown is sold out while TFAW and other online shops don’t even seem to have it or hint at ordering it.

The only place I could find that is selling is the publishers website. It’s a definite graphic novel for me to check out. I love the cover art and I’m a junkie

I love The Dark Crystal but for some reason I can’t bring myself to buy the individual issues so I wait for these big collected editions to read.

Jim Henson Dark Crystal Creation Myths Complete SC

Collected for the first time in one oversized edition, this series reveals the definitive origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelfling, and the Dark Crystal itself while introducing all new characters in an epic spanning thousands of years.”

Written by Brian Holguin (Spawn: Origins), Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier), and Matthew Dow Smith (Doctor Who), and lushly illustrated by Alex Sheikman (Robotika) and Lizzy John (Fraggle Rock), Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths is a breathtaking return to the fantasy world that has captivated audiences for over thirty years.

Swamp Thing is an underrated DC character if you ask me. One of the few I think they could do a whole lot more with. Alan Moore’s older stuff is fantastic so this is pricey but you’ll likely save money by not seeking out the floppy issues and it’s in a better format for reading and not just stuffing into a bag and board to admire from time to time when you pull it out from the longbox.

Absolute Swamp Thing HC Vol 1 by Alan Moore 

Alan Moore’s legendary run of Swamp Thing tales is collected in Absolute format at last, completely recolored for this new edition!

This first of three volumes includes Moore’s first Swamp Thing story, issue #20’s ‘Loose Ends,’ a prelude to his haunting origin story, ‘The Anatomy Lesson,’ which reshapes Swamp Thing’s mythology with terrifying revelations.

Collects Saga Of The Swamp Thing #20-34 and Swamp Thing Annual #2.


This was a great read so if you missed out on the floppies, this is the next best way to read it.

Banjax #1 Trade

A wholly original and delightfully twisted deconstruction of the superhero genre by Hollywood screenwriter/Aberrant-scribe Rylend Grant.

A disgraced, terminally ill former superhero launches a violent and misguided Death Wish-like campaign to purge the city of supervillains before he dies.

His former protégé – currently the public’s point-and-wink superhero ideal – is tasked with bringing him in. The Rub? He isn’t remotely up to it.

For the Orwell fans out there, as I lump myself in that category. So this is a must.

Animal Farm The Graphic Novel

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

In 1945, George Orwell, called “the conscience of his generation,” created an enduring, devastating story of new tyranny replacing old, and power corrupting even the noblest of causes. Today it is all too clear that Orwell’s masterpiece is still fiercely relevant wherever cults of personality thrive, truths are twisted by those in power, and freedom is under attack. Now, in this fully authorized edition, the artist Odyr translates the world and message of Animal Farm into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel.

Old Major, Napoleon, Squealer, Snowball, Boxer, and all the animals of Animal Farm come to life in this newly envisaged classic. From his individual brushstrokes to the freedom of his page design, Odyr’s adaptation seamlessly moves between satire and fable and will appeal to all ages, just as Orwell intended.


6 thoughts on “Poyo’s Trade and Hardcover Picks of the Week”

      1. Can I ask a question? How many issues was Banjax? The last one i got was #4, was that it? Is it an ongoing or mini-series?

        Sorry, but sometimes it’s really hard to keep up with everything these days.

        Thanks for the help.

  1. will have to sang a absulte swamp thing.love that run .will have to check out animal farm in graphic novel form sounds #awesomesauce.blind adam out

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