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.

I love the old EC comics. Great classic reading and buying the hardcover is the only real way to read these books, even if you can afford the individual books, who would want to handle them to read.

The EC Archives: Psychoanalysis HC

A journey into the subconscious minds of three people searching for answers and peace through personal turmoil.

This hardcover volume collects the complete run of Psychoanalysis, recolored digitally using the original palette and featuring art by legendary comics talent Jack Kamen and stories written by Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon)!

Pestilence was awesome. It would make an even awesome movie or television series I think. If you haven’t read these, buying the complete series in hardcover is likely the way to go.

Pestilence Complete Series HC GN

The Holy Land, the year of our lord 1347. The men of Fiat Lux-the assassin’s arm of the Church-have been dispatched to deal with a situation involving a renegade crusader and his army. Little do they realize a far more important mission soon awaits them. It is a mission that will have them traversing throughout medieval Eu-rope, all in an attempt to stop a deadly plague that will eventually wipe out over sixty percent of that continent’s population.

But is it really a plague? What if history was a lie, and if the truth was something far more sinister…?

Written by the master of violence, gore, and mayhem, Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn, Wolverine, Deadpool), with spectacular art from illustrator, Oleg Okunev, and covers by Eisner Award-nominated artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblazer), this striking hardcover contains all issues of PESTILENCE its sister series PESTILENCE: A STORY OF SATAN, plus the short story that appeared in the SHOCK VOLUME 2 anthology!

This one is for the Punisher fans and no, it’s not an actual Jigsaw Puzzle.

Punisher Epic Collection TPB Jigsaw Puzzle

When Jigsaw strikes, the Punisher must pick up the pieces! Frank Castle’s disfigured archfoe returns – and this time, he’s allied with the Reverend Sammy Smith!

The preacher has history with Frank – but he’s turned away from God in favor of something more diabolical. And he’s out to heal America his way – whether the nation wants it or not! Then, the Punisher takes on arms dealers, drug traffickers and the mob – and goes undercover as a cab driver on the hunt for a killer! And Frank Castle signs up for a brand-new war!

Plus, the hired gun Paladin and the former Captain America, USAgent, target the Punisher! And Frank joins the hunt for one of the most prized weapons in the Marvel Universe!


I love original graphic novels and yes, hard ass Poyo (I’m a big softie at times) can dig some real world drama story that brings two people together.

Strange Ones GN

Anjeline walks with an open heart, but alone, through a world that consistently rejects her; Franck, another loner, never smiles.

After the hand of fate literally shoves them together in the roiling mosh pit at a Midtown rock concert, they bond over the long commute back to Staten Island, and begin a friendship that makes the world a little better for them both.

Together, this strange pair turns the sharp-edged, gloomy New York City into their playground… even as pain and heartbreak await around the corner.

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