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.


I might of mentioned this one already but since it’s hitting shelves next week, it’s just totally worthy of another mention for any Batman fan and fan of the 1989 movie version.


Batman the 1989 Movie Adaptation HC Deluxe Ed

In time for the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster movie Batman, DC reprints the official comics adaptation in hardcover for the first time.

Written by Dennis O’Neil, the dean of Batman writers, with lush artwork by Jerry Ordway, this story faithfully brings to comics the story from the Academy Award-winning 1989 movie!

Collects BATMAN: MOVIE SPECIAL #1, plus high-quality scans of each page of original art presented in black and white to accompany the final colored pages.


This next original graphic novel seems interesting. The type of stories and art that can relate to our every day lives always bring forth compelling enlightenment to the little things we don’t always think about.

Multo GN

Multo is a collection of autobiographical comics by Andrew Lorenzi.

The stories explore: memory, identity, folklore & faith, sleep paralysis, and the daily rhythms of life. Told through drawings, paintings, and embroidery, Multo is a comic book meditation on the cycles which shape our lives.

Printed in an oversized format to showcase the stunning art.



Some Strange Disturbances GN

A spiritualist with a secret to hide… a choral performer who can’t fit in… and a Comtesse trapped against her will and in her own body.

Victorian London and the evils within will bring them together to fight against the darkness, both personal and phantasmagorical, that threatens to consume them all!

I’m always drawn into the spiritual horror mystery stories. Even though I’m a non-believer of any type of after life, these still make great stories.



Fourth Planet TPB Vol. 01 Dies Irae

The first volume in the acclaimed series from Fred Kennedy and Miko Maciaszek!

A stolen warship loaded with runaway human slaves, Lightstorm, has crashed on an alien planet with three warring races, the most advanced of which has only just begun using gunpowder weaponry.

Vastly outnumbered, will the humans become the very thing they were running away from?

Fourth Planet I think needs more love. This was a great series and what I thought deserved more attention. This is a great way if you missed out on the floppy copies.



Kill or Be Killed Deluxe Ed HC

Grad student Dylan must kill one person-who deserves it-every month. And the longer this goes on, the more he realizes just how many people deserve to be killed.

Catcher in the Rye meets Death Wish in this dark take on the vigilante genre that quickly became a cracked reflection of the world around us.

This deluxe hardcover edition contains the entire bestselling KILL OR BE KILLED series, as well as behind-the-scenes extras and artwork, from the award-winning team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS. Collects KILL OR BE KILLED #1-20

This is the book I’ve been waiting for. I bought and read up until issue #10 for this series but got behind on my reading list so I stopped picking up issues and been waiting for the complete series in a hardcover or trade. There’s just something fantastic in reading a Brubaker and Phillips from beginning to end in one sitting and all together in the same book.

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