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.

Anyone remember Lady Killer? This book saw some love on the secondary market when it first hit store shelves. It’s still pretty hard to find in the back issue bins unless your willing to fork over a few extra bucks. So if you never read this one (which I totally recommend), this new hardcover is the next best way.

Lady Killer Library Edition HC

Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother–but she’s also a ruthless killer! She balances cheerful domestic bliss with coldly efficient assassinations.

From the World’s Fair in Seatlle to the beaches of Florida, Josie tries to keep her perfect family alive in a bloodstained new vision of the American Dream.

This oversized hardcover collects the original series cowritten by Jones’s longtime collaborator Jamie S. Rich, as well as the followup, which she both wrote and drew solo. Also included are the sketchbooks from both series and previously unpublished art.

The ultimate collector’s edition of the complete Lady Killer!

An award winning film and this is the book that details all the storyboard art that was used prior to filming each and every scene. It’s a film that I’ve been intending to watch and this book would likely make a great companion either before or after watching. I love seeing how a story is all brought together, particularly when it involves art.

Parasite Graphic Novel in Storyboards

So metaphorical: the Palme d’Or and Golden Globe Award-winning, Oscar Award-winning film as a graphic novel drawn by Director Bong Joon Ho himself.

In hundreds of mesmerizing illustrations, Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards is a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of one of the best films in years and a brand-new way to experience a global phenomenon.

As part of his process, Director Bong Joon Ho storyboarded each shot of Parasite prior to filming scene. Accompanied by the film’s dialog, the storyboards he drew capture the story in its entirety.

Director Bong has also written a foreword and provided early concept drawings and photos from the set which take the reader even deeper into the vision that gave rise to this stunning cinematic achievement.

The new show Snowpiercer debuts on TNT on Sunday and it’s a show I’ve been inclined to watch. So finding out later that it’s based off graphic novels makes it even more enticing.

Snowpiercer TPB Escape

On a future, frozen Earth, a train that never stops circumnavigates the globe.

On board: all of humanity that we could save from the great disaster that wrapped the planet in ice.

At the front of the train, the survivors live in comfort and luxury – at the rear, their lives are worse than cattle, trapped in the squalid dark.

When one of the occupants of the tail breaks through into the main train – all hell follows in his wake!

That’s all I got this week to get back into the groove of regular releases hitting the store shelves. Anyone plan on watching Snowpiercer? Anyone read the graphic novels already?

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