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.

This one actually came out a few weeks back but it’s worthy of a mention. Love the old classics and this is the best way to read them physically and then display them on the bookshelf.

Pre Code Classics the Beyond Slipcase Ed HC Vol 03

The third volume reprinting Ace Magazines’ The Beyond is here!

Collecting issues #11-15 from May to September of 1952, these stories feature classic terror tales from Jim McLaughlin, Mike Sekowsky, Lou Cameron, Rocco Mastroserio, Richard Case, Ken Rice, Gene Colan, Bill Molno and Chic Stone!

It’s frightful fun ‘n’ games in the form of ghouls and cadavers, vampires and ghosts… plus an occasional slice of far-out Sci Fi! Available in Standard and Slipcased hardcover editions!

Missed out on the single issues for the series that saw some love. The trade makes it way to shelves so you don’t have to pay premium prices just to read or if you don’t want to touch your issues to keep them minty fresh, this is the way to go.

Plus the first TPB volumes are always dirt cheap, usually costing around the price you paid for the first two issues in the series.

Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol 01

When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. The few children that return alive have terrible stories-impossible details of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows.

Their only hope is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to be the only adult who sees what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.

GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (The Woods, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for a haunting series about staring into the abyss… and what happens when the abyss stares back. Collects issues #1-5.

This next book was a great series and read. I was never a Martian Manhunter fan until this round. Great way to get the whole series in one book to sit down and read.

Martian Manhunter Identity TPB

The team of writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo (Batman: Night of the Monster Men) reteam for a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series.

Back on Mars, J’onn J’onzz was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he’ll get a second chance he doesn’t want or deserve! One shocking murder, and an unexpected fragment of the Mars he lost, will change his life forever!

Collects Martian Manhunter #1-12, plus a gallery of behind-the-scenes extras.

For all you Michael Fiffe fans….

Panorama TPB

From the archives of Copra creator, Michel Fiffe, comes a body-horror romance of epic proportions.

Panorama follows the adventures of teenage couple Kim & Augustus as they navigate their way through a shared, unwanted ability they can’t control. Panorama blends chiaroscuro with a kinetic line that perfectly captures runaways trying to find love, define identity, and survive a metamorphosis unlike anything ever seen before.

From the creator of Copra and G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte!

This last Graphic Novel saw some success on the secondary market with it’s first one shot that hit stands a few years back. So for fans of this series, this is a likely pickup.

Rejected GN Long Is the Way

The Rejected, in the search of the Unwilling, must travel back in time and to the very bowels of hell. Billy and Abigail take the lead, but the will of The Wicked Old One twists and torments The Rejected throughout the journey.

Even Mr. Teeth must realize that there is a price to pay for everything, and the cost of this journey will be steep.

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