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 coming out this week or within the next couple of weeks.

This first pick is actually based from a video game that I actually put on my Amazon wish list of a game to check out as it looked entertaining.


Medievil HC

The undead hero of MediEvil returns in a thrilling prequel adventure – the story that would have been MediEvil 3, told by the original creators of the beloved videogame!

Director Chris Sorrell and lead artist Jason Wilson (Surface Tension) tell a new tale starring Sir Daniel Fortesque, the skeletal knight, after he is swept back through time to save the kingdom of Gallowmere!

Fans meet Dan’s living (and wimpy) past self for the very first time… Includes unseen cover art and six MediEvil movie poster designs! The highly-anticipated MediEvil remake hits PS4 on October 25, 2019!

This next pick is for all you people who couldn’t justify spending the extra cash for the hardcover, as this one is now in trade paperback form for the first time.


My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies TPB

Newsweek’s Best Comic Books of 2018 Thrillist’s Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2018 ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS-the bestselling creators of CRIMINAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, THE FADE OUT, and FATALE-present their first original graphic novel in paperback for the very first time!

Teenage Ellie has always romanticized drug addicts, those tragic artistic souls drawn to needles and pills, ever since the death of her junkie mother ten years ago. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is as it appears to be, she’ll find another-more dangerous-romance, and discover how easily drugs and murder go hand-in-hand.

MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES is a seductive coming-of-age story, a pop and drug culture-fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness… and what she finds there.

EC put out some great books back in the day. These are musts for any true comic book reader, mostly for the reading but also who would want to read their actual golden and silver age books, potentially damaging them…


Choke Gasp! The Best of 75 Years of EC Comics HC – $39.99

A premiere collection of the best stories of EC Comics, curated in a deluxe hardcover, just in time to celebrate the legendary publishers 75th anniversary!

Collects material from Crime SuspenStories, Frontline Combat, Haunt of Fear, Impact, Shock SuspenStories, Tales from the Crypt, Two-Fisted Tales, Vault of Horror, Weird Fantasy, Weird Science, and Weird Science-Fantasy.

Featuring legendary creators Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, and more! Reprinted in full color!

And now the best Marvel story arc I think in the last 20 years.. If you haven’t read this story arc, even if you aren’t a Thor fan, this one is still a must for any comic reader.


Thor God of Thunder HC God Butcher Marvel Select

Continuing the series of graphic novels handpicked by Marvel Editorial to showcase pivotal story lines written and drawn by some of Marvel’s most acclaimed creators!

A trail of blood threatens to consume Thor’s past, present and future! Throughout the ages, gods have been vanishing, their mortal worshipers left in chaos. The only hope for these ravaged worlds is for Thor to unravel the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher! In the distant past, the Thunder God discovers a forgotten cave that echoes with the cries of tortured gods – but soon finds himself among them! In the present, Thor follows the bloody wake of murdered gods across the depths of space.

And thousands of years from now, the last god-king of a ruined Asgard makes his final stand against the God Butcher’s berserker legions. As three Thors from three eras race to stop the God Butcher, the full extent of his vicious scheme takes terrifying shape!

Collecting THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1-5.

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