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.

The first pick is for the ultimate Star Wars fan.
Star Wars Original Trilogy Movie Adaptations TPB

The classic Marvel adaptations of all three films in the original Star Wars trilogy, collected in one blockbuster volume – fully remastered for the modern age by colorist Chris Sotomayor!

Relive the events of A NEW HOPE, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI as the timeless saga of Luke Skywalker and his rebel allies battling the Empire and its ruthless enforcer Darth Vader unfold in action-packed style – including scenes that never made the silver screen! Travel from the desert world of Tatooine, to the ice planet Hoth, to the forest moon of Endor on an unforgettable journey across the galaxy – one that’s far, far away and a long time ago! May the Force be with you, in the mighty Marvel manner!

Collecting STAR WARS (1977) #1-6 and #39-44 and STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI #1-4. Rated T


Great run for the Incredible Hulk by Peter David and I bet some weren’t aware that McFarlane did some of his earliest work for this character before moving onto Amazing Spider-Man, where I think he’s best known for in the Marvel world.


Incredible Hulk by Peter David Omnibus HC Vol 01

Beginning an incredible collection of Peter David’s character-redefining, 130-plus-issue Hulk run – including his complete collaboration with artist superstar-in-the-making Todd McFarlane!

The Hulk, now a gray-skinned goliath, is angrier than ever – leaping into action against horrors from the grave, from the stars and from the house next door! Featuring the revitalization of one of the Hulk’s longtime foes, the Leader – and a new life for the Hulk in Las Vegas! Say hello to Joe Fixit as casino conclaves mesh with interdimensional intrigue! Plus, classic clashes with X-Factor, Wolverine, Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and Werewolf by Night – and vile villains including Grey Gargoyle, Doctor Doom and the Abomination!

Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #328 and #331-368, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) #44, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #320 and material from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #26 and #45. Rated T


The pick with I think the longest solicitation ever!
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol IV The Tempest HC

Advance solicited for October release! After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture-the biggest cross-continuity ‘universe’ that is conceivable-Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series’ spectacular fourth and final volume, The Tempest. Tying up the slenderest of plot threads and allusions from the three preceding volumes, The Black Dossier, and the Nemo trilogy into a dazzling and ingenious bow, the world’s most accomplished and bad-tempered artist-writer team use their most stylistically adventurous outing yet to display the glories of the medium they are leaving; to demonstrate the excitement that attracted them to the field in the first place; and to analyze, critically and entertainingly, the reasons for their departure. Opening simultaneously in the panic-stricken headquarters of British Military Intelligence, the fabled Ayesha’s lost African city of Kor, and the domed citadel of ‘We’ on the devastated Earth of the year 2996, the dense and yet furiously paced narrative hurtles like an express locomotive across the fictional globe from Lincoln Island to modern America to the Blazing World; from the Jacobean antiquity of Prospero’s Men to the superhero-inundated pastures of the present to the unimaginable reaches of a shimmering science-fiction future. With a cast list that includes many of the most iconic figures from literature and pop culture, and a tempo that conveys the terrible momentum of inevitable events, this is literally and literarily the story to end all stories. Originally published as a six-issue run of unfashionable, outmoded and flimsy children’s comics that would make you appear emotionally backward if you read them on the bus, this climactic magnum opus also reprints classic English super-team publication The Seven Stars from the murky black-and-white reachers of 1964. A magnificent celebration of everything comics were, are, and could be, any appreciator or student of the medium would be unwise to miss The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume IV: The Tempest. Welcome to the story to end all stories. Two decades of literary League lunacy have all been building to this, the most ambitious meta-comic imaginable.


It’s a smaller week for trades and hardcover picks.

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