Instead of a review roundup, I think I might start doing a Comic Book of the Week post from now on. That way, I can share with you only the finest in sequential art. Excuse me while I put on my monocle.
This week’s shining star was The Witching Hour, an anthology of seasonally spooky shorts from Vertigo that includes stories from creators like Kelly Sue DeConnick, Ming Doyle, Mariah Huehner, Tula Lotay, and Cliff Chiang (just to name a few). You can read my full review over at IGN, but here’s a little excerpt:
The cover (by the phenomenally talented Jenny Frisson) promises nine tales of divine horror, but what you really get are nine tales of monsters both magical and mundane. The stories selected for The Witching Hour (mostly) encapsulate the idea that sometimes, the most horrifying thing we can imagine lies within ourselves.
If you’re in the Halloween spirit (and it’s October, you really should be), be sure to check out The Witching Hour, available on comiXology and at a comic book store near you.
perfect for fall <3
It finally appeared on my dash!!!
Fair warning to those making this. The amount of butter it calls for, personally, is a little too much so I do a tbs of butter and a half rather than two. It’s something that, as long as you don’t go under one, you can still make it work.
Trying this now, will report back with my findings.
UPDATE: It’s delicious, but tastes nothing like butterbeer (as served at the Harry Potter studio tour in Leavesden).
Why hello there, Publisher’s Weekly announcement! In case you can’t read the screen grab above:
Krista Marino at Delacorte acquired Melissa Grey's Feathers and Flame, first in a YA trilogy about Echo, a pickpocket runaway adopted and raised in New York City by a race of creatures with feathers for hair and magic in their veins. The series follows Echo as she becomes involved in an ancient war and a centuries-old love, and discovers startling truths about the world she lives in. Publication is set for spring 2015. Catherine Drayton at InkWell Management held the auction for North American rights.
I’m so glad I can finally share the news that my book FEATHERS AND FLAME has found a home at Delacorte/Random House and will be published in spring 2015. My new editor, Krista Marino, is amazing and I was already a huge fan of some of the titles she’s worked on like James Dashner’s THE MAZE RUNNER and Carrie Ryan’s THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH. I’m so grateful to my agent Catherine Drayton for getting my book to go to auction, which isn’t something I’d ever dreamed of happening. I only signed with her in August so it’s all happened incredibly fast (and I sent out my first query letter on June 26th!). Basically, my head is still spinning and I’m completely emotionally unprepared to handle any of this.