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 a book I’ve been waiting on as I wasn’t picking up all the floppy copies and really wanted to wait and read it all in one sitting.
Face the future – and fear the future – as superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINITY, NEW AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR) changes everything for the X-Men! In HOUSE OF X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind – one that will bring mutants out of humankind’s shadow and into the light once more!
Meanwhile, POWERS OF X reveals mutantkind’s secret history, changing the way you will look at every X-Men story before and after. But as Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men’s future blossoms into trouble for all of mutantdom. Stories intertwine on an epic scale as Jonathan Hickman reshapes the X-Men’s past, present and future!
Collecting HOUSE OF X #1-6 and POWERS OF X #1-6. Rated T+
This next pick is for the art lovers out there. If you’re into comics you have to appreciate all the hard work artists put into their creativity. This book appears to be that type of book but out of a video game.
Walk among the mysterious streets of Denska and collect the real art pages of PixelOpus’s endearing video game Concrete Genie! This art book studies the power of self-expression, creativity, and the fantasy of making anyone believe they can be an artist–just like the talented protagonist in the game, Ash.
Return to the characters, Genies, and lore of Denska to uncover the secrets behind PixelOpus’s ‘living paint’ mechanics. See how absolutely anyone can bring the walls of Denska to life with unique creations. Witness a special behind-the- scenes look at the development of Concrete Genie and the small team that allowed player creativity to jump to life.
For you Joe Hill fans..
Get into the mind of the bestselling author with these five graphic novels, spanning from straight up horror to psychological thriller! New York Times Bestseller Joe Hill is the creative force behind this collection of graphic novels that showcase the world-building and bone-chilling talents of the famed Locke & Key co-creator.
This softcover edition includes: The Cape, illustrated by Zach Howard; The Cape: 1969, illustrated by Nelson DÃ¡niel; Thumbprint, illustrated by Vic Malhotra; Kodiak, illustrated by Nat Jones; and Wraith, illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III.
This next pick was a great read and it actually saw some love on the secondary market when it first his store shelves. Now you can read it all in one sitting if you missed out on picking up the single issues.
A touching graphic novel about love, loss, and how the past never truly stays dead.
Seeking a refuge from an unhappy life, Brandt returns to his ancestral home in Japan to find a haunted tree and the departed souls that are drawn to it, including his grandfather.
Getting more involved with the tree’s inhabitants, he attempts to heal some of history’s wounds but will he be able to find a measure of peace for himself when someone special from his past returns? Available in November.
Growing up, I was a huge Snoopy fan. So this pick is a little bias just because I still love me some Snoopy.
FLYING ACE TO ASTRONAUT IN SPACE!
In the all-new Original Graphic Novel, SNOOPY: A BEAGLE OF MARS, Snoopy, the world-famous astronaut, heads to the stars in his most out-of-this-world adventure yet! What mysteries does the red planet hold? Will he find water? Will he find life? Will he find the time to get in a quick nine holes?
Snoopy grabs his golf clubs and blasts off for Mars in this original graphic novel from the world of Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts!
That’s it for this week. Sorry for the lack of my normal articles, works been hectic and I figured most of you people are just commenting for the giveaways..