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.

Tom King brought Mister Miracle back into the spotlight so this is the perfect book for those who never read some of the older original stories for this character.


Mister Miracle by Steve Englehart & Steve Gerber HC

In the aftermath of Jack Kirby’s epic run on Mister Miracle, writers Steve Englehart and Steve Gerber cemented Mister Miracle’s lore in the DC Universe forever! Mister Miracle returns after a three-year absence, but so do the villains of Apokolips, and Scott Free attempts to escape something no one has been able to: death. Collects Mister Miracle #19-25, The Brave and The Bold #112, #128 and #138, and DC Comics Presents #12.


Got kids? Need them to take a break from the digital screens? Get them back into some reading with some cool graphic novels during these stay at home, boring days to pass the time away.


All My Friends Are Ghosts Original GN

Effie runs away from home and discovers a ghost school in the nearby woods. But just as she’s beginning to learn all about the amazing things that ghosts can do – like possession, poltergeist-ing, demon magic and more – Effie is asked by her new friends to help track down a mysterious spirit that’s been spotted.

But if Effie’s going to succeed, she’ll not only have to show her friends that she’s got something special,but also learn to believe she’s got it too.

Eisner Award-winning writer S.M. Vidaurri (Iron: Or, the War After) and artist Hannah Krieger (Psychic Mansion) present a new original graphic novel about discovering what makes you special and helping others be seen for who they are.


Missed out on the floppies? Here’s the next best way to catch up on the reading without pulling the issues from the bags and boards or seeking out the single issues you might have missed out on picking up.


Last Stop on the Red Line TPB

Detective Migdalia Torres investigates a vicious strangling on a Boston subway car with no feasible leads.

As potential evidence produces dead ends, Migdalia inadvertently takes in a vagrant named Yusef who may have a supernatural connection to the crime at hand. While Yusef’s plagued by visions and seemingly false memories, both suspect and detective struggle to discover the identity of the phantom killer that stalks the Boston Metro.

Collects issues #1-#4 of the miniseries.


This new trade is one I’ve been waiting for. This book saw some heat based on the art and story alone last summer. I read the first issue and just stopped there as I wanted to read it all in one sitting. So it’s finally arrived..


Canto TPB Vol 01 if I Only Had a Heart

Enslaved for generations, Canto’s people once had hearts. Now they have clocks. They are forbidden to love, yet Canto loves a little tin girl.

When slavers damage her clock beyond repair, Canto embarks on an incredible journey through his strange and fantastic world to bring back her heart.

Hailed as a ‘truly entertaining and striking modern fairy tale’ (Newsarama) and a ‘beautiful and heartfelt story about love and heroism’ (The Brazen Bull), Canto is an all-ages adventure for past and present generations alike.


Anyone love the old golden age cartoons and artwork? This next one is for you people who do.


The Art of Cuphead HC

Get transported back to the golden age of 1930s animation with an art book celebrating the acclaimed run & gun platformer Cuphead!

Each page of this curated collection of artwork is designed to capture the vintage look and feel of the Thirties. Take a gander at the game’s traditional hand-drawn, frame-by-frame animation.

Peek at the early concepts, production work, and early ideas that went into the making of Cuphead’s characters, bosses, stages, and more! And relive the most cherished and challenging moments of Cuphead and Mugman’s adventure to reclaim their souls from the Devil!

Guided by personal insights from game directors Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, take a trip through the Inkwell Isles and discover a new appreciation for Cuphead’s animation style and challenging retro gameplay.

There is also a deluxe edition that includes artwork, acetate pages that bring an original scene alive.. with an awesome slip case.

The Art of Cuphead Limited-Edition HC




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