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The 2020 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

The 2020 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the Final Ballot for the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards®. The winners will be announced at StokerCon2021 which is being held virtually from May 20th to 23rd.


 
The 2020 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

Superior Achievement in a Novel
  • Jones, Stephen Graham – The Only Good Indians (Gallery/Saga Press)
  • Katsu, Alma – The Deep (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
  • Keisling, Todd – Devil’s Creek (Silver Shamrock Publishing)
  • Malerman, Josh – Malorie (Del Rey)
  • Moreno-Garcia, Silvia – Mexican Gothic (Del Rey)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
  • Hall, Polly – The Taxidermist’s Lover (CamCat Publishing, LLC)
  • Harrison, Rachel – The Return (Berkley)
  • Jeffery, Ross – Tome (The Writing Collective)
  • Knight, EV – The Fourth Whore (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
  • Reed Petty, Kate – True Story (Viking)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
  • Archer, Steven (author/artist) – The Masque of the Red Death (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
  • Brody, Jennifer (author) and Rivera, Jules (artist) – Spectre Deep 6 (Turner)
  • Douek, Rich (author) and Cormack, Alex (artist) – Road of Bones (IDW Publishing)
  • Holder, Nancy (author), Di Francia, Chiara (artist), and Woo, Amelia (artist) – Mary Shelley Presents (Kymera Press)
  • Manzetti, Alessandro (author) and Cardoselli, Stefano (artist/author) – Her Life Matters: (Or Brooklyn Frankenstein) (Independent Legions Publishing)
  • Niles, Steve (author), Simeone, Salvatore (author), and Kudranski, Szymon (artist) – Lonesome Days, Savage Nights (TKO Studios)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
  • Cesare, Adam – Clown in a Cornfield (HarperTeen)
  • Kraus, Daniel – Bent Heavens (Henry Holt and Company/Macmillan)
  • Snyman, Monique – The Bone Carver (Vesuvian Books)
  • Thomas, Aiden – Cemetery Boys (Swoon Reads/Macmillan)
  • Waters, Erica – Ghost Wood Song (HarperTeen)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
  • Iglesias, Gabino – Beyond the Reef (Lullabies for Suffering: Tales of Addiction Horror) (Wicked Run Press)
  • Jones, Stephen Graham – Night of the Mannequins (Tor.com)
  • Kiste, Gwendolyn – The Invention of Ghosts (Nightscape Press)
  • Landry, Jess – I Will Find You, Even in the Dark (Dim Shores Presents Volume 1) (Dim Shores)
  • Pinsker, Sarah – Two Truths and a Lie (Tor.com)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
  • Arcuri, Meghan – “Am I Missing the Sunlight?” (Borderlands 7) (Borderlands Press)
  • Fawver, Kurt – “Introduction to the Horror Story, Day 1” (Nightmare Magazine Nov. 2020 (Issue 98)
  • Malerman, Josh – “One Last Transformation” (Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors) (Written Backwards)
  • O’Quinn, Cindy – “The Thing I Found Along a Dirt Patch Road” (Shotgun Honey Presents Volume 4: Recoil) (Down and Out Books)
  • Ward, Kyla Lee – “Should Fire Remember the Fuel?” (Oz is Burning) (B Cubed Press)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
  • Koja, Kathe – Velocities: Stories (Meerkat Press)
  • Langan, John – Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies (Word Horde)
  • Lillie, Patricia – The Cuckoo Girls (Trepidatio Publishing)
  • Murray, Lee – Grotesque: Monster Stories (Things in the Well)
  • Taborska, Anna – Bloody Britain (Shadow Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
  • Amaris, Scarlett and Stanley, Richard – Color Out of Space (SpectreVision)
  • Green, Misha – Lovecraft Country, Season 1, Episode 1: “Sundown” (Affeme, Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Television Studios)
  • Green, Misha and Ofordire, Ihuoma – Lovecraft Country, Season 1, Episode 8: “Jig-a-Bobo” (Affeme, Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Television Studios)
  • LaManna, Angela – The Haunting of Bly Manor, Season 1, Episode 5: “The Altar of the Dead” (Intrepid Pictures, Amblin Television, Paramount Television Studios)
  • Whannell, Leigh – The Invisible Man (Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Goalpost Pictures, Nervous Tick Productions)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
  • Manzetti, Alessandro – Whitechapel Rhapsody: Dark Poems (Independent Legions Publishing))
  • McHugh, Jessica – A Complex Accident of Life (Apokrupha)
  • Pelayo, Cynthia – Into the Forest and All the Way Through (Burial Day Books)
  • Sng, Christina – A Collection of Dreamscapes (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
  • Tantlinger, Sara – Cradleland of Parasites (Rooster Republic Press)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
  • Bailey, Michael and Murano, Doug – Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors (Written Backwards)
  • Murray, Lee and Flynn, Geneve – Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women (Omnium Gatherum Media)
  • Kolesnik, Samantha – Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror (Grindhouse Press)
  • Tantlinger, Sara – Not All Monsters: A Strangehouse Anthology by Women of Horror (Rooster Republic Press)
  • Yardley, Mercedes M. – Arterial Bloom (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
  • Florence, Kelly and Hafdahl, Meg – The Science of Women in Horror: The Special Effects, Stunts, and True Stories Behind Your Favorite Fright Films (Skyhorse)
  • Heller-Nicholas, Alexandra – 1000 Women in Horror (BearManor Media)
  • Keene, Brian – End of the Road (Cemetery Dance Publications)
  • Peirse, Alison – Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre (Rutgers University Press)
  • Waggoner, Tim – Writing in the Dark (Guide Dog Books/Raw Dog Screaming Press)
  • Wetmore, Jr. Kevin J. – The Streaming of Hill House: Essays on the Haunting Netflix Adaption (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction
  • Jackson Joseph, Rhonda – “The Beloved Haunting of Hill House: An Examination of Monstrous Motherhood” (The Streaming of Hill House: Essays on the Haunting Netflix Adaptation) (McFarland)
  • Pelayo, Cynthia – “I Need to Believe” (Southwest Review Volume 105.3)
  • Robinson, Kelly – “Lost, Found, and Finally Unbound: The Strange History of the 1910 Edison Frankenstein” (Rue Morgue Magazine, June 2020)
  • Sng, Christina – “Final Girl: A Life in Horror” (Interstellar Flight Magazine, October 2020)
  • Waggoner, Tim – “Speaking of Horror” (The Writer)

The View From Monday - February 22, 2021

Happy last Monday in February 2021!

There are 2 debuts this week:

The City of Good Death by Priyanka Champaneri;

and

Glow by Tim Jordan.

Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Escaping Exodus: Symbiosis by Nicky Drayden;

The Girl and the Stars (Book of the Ice 1) by Mark Lawrence is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons: Stories be Keith Rosson;

Out Past the Stars (Farian War 3) by K. B. Wagers;

and

Alien: Into Charybdis by Alex White.

Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday - February 22, 2021



Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.

February 22, 2021
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
The Future God of Love Dilman Dila F - Luna Novella 4



February 23, 2021
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
The Chill (h2tp)
Scott Carson SupTh
Ship of Destiny (tp2mm)
Frank Chadwick SF/SO
The City of Good Death (D) Priyanka Champaneri F/FL
Sea Loves Me: Selected Stories Mia Couto LF/SS/MR - Biblioasis International Translation Series
The Bone Fire György Dragomán Ottilie Mulzet (Tr)
Gothic
Escaping Exodus: Symbiosis Nicky Drayden SF/SO
The Upstairs House Julia Fine LF
Shadow Fall Alexander Freed SF/SO/MTI - Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron 2
Wicked All Night Jeaniene Frost PNR - A Night Rebel Novel 3
Master of the Revels: A Return to Neal Stephenson's D.O.D.O. Nicole Galland SF/TT
Good & Evil Eric Giacometti
Jacques Ravenne
Occ/Sup/Hist - Black Sun Trilogy 2
The Four Symbols Éric Giacometti
Jacques Ravenne
Occ/Sup/Hist - Black Sun Trilogy 1
Crimson Phoenix John Gilstrap Th - A Victoria Emerson Thriller 1
Skin for Skin Terry Grimwood F - Luna Novella 5
The Russian Cage Charlaine Harris DF - Gunnie Rose 3
Ghost Ups Her Game (h2tp)
Carolyn Hart PCM - Bailey Ruth Raeburn 9
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (ri)
Shirley Jackson LF/H/Gothic
Glow (D) Tim Jordan SF/AP/PA
The Deep (h2tp)
Alma Katsu H/Hist/Th
Sword of Fire (h2mm)
Katharine Kerr F/DF - The Justice War 1
The Undying Monster (ri)
Jessie Douglas Kerruish H - Essential Gothic, SF & Dark Fantasy
Otaku (h2tp) Chris Kluwe SF
The Eleventh Gate (tp2mm)
Nancy Kress SF
The Girl and the Stars (h2mm)
Mark Lawrence F/DF - Book of the Ice 1
The First Sister (h2tp) Linden A. Lewis SF/SO - The First Sister Trilogy 1
Calculated Risks Seanan McGuire UF/P/HU - InCryptid 10
Kingdom of Shadow and Light Karen Marie Moning PNR -  Fever 11
Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters Aimee Ogden F/SO
Inviting Interruptions: Wonder Tales in the Twenty-First Century Cristina Baccilega (Ed) Jennifer Orme (Ed) LC/FairyT/FolkT/LM - Series in Fairy-Tale Studies
Forced Perspectives (h2mm)
Tim Powers F
Flowers of Darkness Tatiana de Rosnay FL/CL/Sus/Dys
Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons: Stories Keith Rosson SS/F
A Cat on the Case Clea Simon PCM - Witch Cats of Cambridge 3
Plan for the Worst Jodi Taylor SF - Chronicles of St. Mary's 11
Hard Time Jodi Taylor SF/TT/HistF/F - Time Police 2
Long Story Short: A Short Story Collection Jodi Taylor SF/SS - Chronicles of St. Mary's
The Hollow Ones (ri)
Guillermo del Toro
Chuck Hogan
SupTh/Sus/GH/Gothic
Transgressions of Power Juliette Wade SF/AP/PA - The Broken Trust 2
Out Past the Stars K. B. Wagers SF/SO/AC/SE - Farian War 3
The Jackal (h2mm) J.R. Ward PNR - Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp 1
Alien: Into Charybdis Alex White SF/SC/MTI
The Loosening Skin Aliya Whiteley SupTh/H
The Swimmers Marian Womack Dys/SF/AP/PA



February 24, 2021
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
Clockwork Sister M E Rodman F - Luna Novella 6



February 25, 2021
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
Ecocollapse Fiction and Cultures of Human Extinction Sarah E. McFarland
LC/Sci - Environmental Cultures



February 26, 2021
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
Shelter for the Damned Mike Thorn H



February 28, 2021
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
The Best of Elizabeth Hand Elizabeth Hand F - Collection
The Best of Walter Jon Williams Walter Jon Williams SF - Anthology



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
BHU - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Crime & Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GothicR - Gothic Romance
GW&CC - Global Warming and Climate Change
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistR - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Med - Medical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
MU - Mash-Up
NF - Near Future
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PF - Paranormal Fantasy
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
PP - Police Porcedural
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical
WS - Women Sleuths

Note: Not all genres and formats are found in the books, etc. listed above.

2021 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - February 2021 Debuts



Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from that month's debut novels. At the beginning of 2022 the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2021 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is published in the US. Cover artist/illustrator/designer information is provided when we have it.

I'm using PollCode for this vote. After you the check the circle next to your favorite, click "Vote" to record your vote. If you'd like to see the real-time results click "View". This will take you to the PollCode site where you may see the results. If you want to come back to The Qwillery click "Back" and you will return to this page. Voting will end sometime on March 10th, 2021, unless the vote is extended. If the vote is extended the ending date will be updated.

Vote for your favorite February 2021 Debut Cover!
 
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Time Before Time, Time Travel SF Series, Launches In May

Time Before Time, Time Travel SF Series, Launches In May

TIME BEFORE TIME—A HIGH STAKES TIME TRAVEL SCIENCE FICTION SERIES SET TO LAUNCH THIS MAY


PORTLAND, Ore. 02/19/2021 — From the bestselling writer/artist Declan Shalvey Time Before Time, Time Travel SF Series, Launches In May(Bog Bodies) and Write It In Blood team Rory McConville and Joe Palmer comes an all new science fiction story in Time Before Time. This ongoing time travel series will launch from Image Comics this May.

Best described as Criminal meets Back to the Future and Looper, this high octane, extra-length debut issue will feature an alternate cover by artist John Paul Leon. 

"I loved what this team did on Write It In Blood so I'm really excited to take that crew and work on something more ambitious," said Shalvey in an exclusive scoop on the announcement at IGN. "This is a book with miles of potential, brilliantly realized by Joe Palmer and Chris O'Halloran. Their work to me, looks like the baby of Aeon Flux and Hellboy. I think readers will enjoy the gorgeous pages, but also the core story that follows Tatsuo into a more and more complicated set of troubles. With Time Before Time, Rory and myself get to write a crime drama that's injected with even more dramatic twists and the compelling visuals that sci-fi provides."

In Time Before Time, it’s the year 2140, and to escape a world with no future, many turn to the Syndicate, a criminal organization who, for the right price, will smuggle you back in time to a better life. After working for the Syndicate for years, Tatsuo and Oscar decide to steal one of their boss’s time machines—but soon find that the one thing you can’t run from is your past.

McConville told IGN: "It’s been great to reunite with the Write It In Blood team, as well as collaborating with Declan, whose work I’ve been a huge fan of for years. Time travel stories are my favourite type of sci-fi and getting to write one with so many twists and turns is incredibly thrilling. Joe and Chris continue to be a fantastic combo and I can’t wait for people to see some of the eye-popping pages they’ve been working on."

"In Time Before Time, Declan and Rory have written a time hopping adventure in which the past can’t be altered, so the emotional stakes are always high," said Palmer. "The whole team has put a lot of love into this book, and I’m really excited for readers to be able to get their hands on it. Buckle up, because this wild ride goes all over the place."

Time Before Time #1 Cover A by Shalvey (Diamond Code MAR210037) and Time Before Time #1 Cover B by John Paul Leon (Diamond Code MAR210038)will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 12.

Time Before Time #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Early praise for Time Before Time

"Achingly good. This book crackles with the unique energy of a creative team that knows exactly what it's trying to do, and pulls it off with exhilarating levels of skill. Time-traveling criminals fighting gang wars across millennia, done in the smartest possible way. Love it." —Charles Soule, Undiscovered Country, Curse Words

“The most fun, inventive, razor sharp crime adventure I’ve read in years. Jump in and hang on, it doesn’t get better than this.” —Darcy Van Poelgeest, Little Bird, forthcoming Precious Metal

"A unique, high-concept mash-up of time travel and crime story, with beautiful craftsmanship from the entire creative team. If you love comics like Criminal and movies like Looper, run don't walk to your local comic shop to grab this book!" —Robbie Thompson, Meet The Skrulls, Suicide Squad

“Right up there with Looper, Primer and 12 Monkeys—whip smart, engaging and timeless.” —Kyle Higgins, Radiant Black, Ultraman

"A time travelling crime thriller with an endearing protagonist caught in machinations bigger than himself. Declan, Rory and Joe have crafted a timeless crime story set across all of time and told with style and panache!" —Ram V, Swamp Thing, Blue In Green

“Shreds the tropes of time travel down to the raw bone and gives you a lean and mean corkscrew tale of hardbitten survival through centuries, where years act like stash houses and the future and past bleed together into a harrowing present that marches ever forward, forever unforgiving.” —Christopher CantwellIron Man, Halt and Catch Fire

ABOUT IMAGE COMICSImage Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2021 Announced

Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2021 Announced
TODD MCFARLANE ANNOUNCES FOR 2021, HIS NEW ATTEMPT AT 
CREATING A SHARED UNIVERSE OF COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS


That will grow into a global brand by recruiting an all-star line-up of creators & expanding his Spawn empire

PORTLAND, Ore. 02/18/2021 — Image Comics' President Todd McFarlane announced his Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2021 Announcedbold attempt at creating his own multi-character, interconnected comic book universe. His stated goal is to establish a shared fictional universe over time in the vein of what the other comic industry giants, Marvel, and DC Comics, have accomplished with their comic book universes.

The announcement was given by McFarlane during a first look presentation at the Direct Market Retailers at the Annual ComicsPRO Conference.

The character Spawn, created by McFarlane, will be at the forefront of the initial launch of new titles, but the long-term goal is that Spawn will become but one of many characters that will succeed not only in the comics industry but in many mediums across the globe.

McFarlane will capitalize on the twenty-eight-year success story of Spawn, which has seen sales increase between 150 to 600% from pre-pandemic orders. The Spawn title currently is a top five monthly selling title on the Diamond Distributors Top 100 Chart. Recently, a new release of a Spawn figure on Kickstarter set a new Kickstarter record, in its category, for raising just under $3.5 million in 30 days. That figure was also recently awarded the prestigious People's Choice 2021 Toy Of The Year (TOTY) by The Toy Association, Inc.

As part of his announcement, McFarlane announced four new titles coming out in 2021, with three of them continuing on as regular monthly titles, meaning that there will be an opportunity for fans of the Spawn character and his new expanding world to get their stories from it on a weekly basis instead of just twelve times a year.

"The simple question is this: DC Comics started a shared universe in the late 1930s. Marvel Comics began theirs in the early 1960s… so, can lightning strike a third time beginning in 2021? I personally do not have the answer to that question right now, but the only way to get an answer to that question is to make the attempt in the first place," said McFarlane.

"This is a long-intended plan that will need the help of dozens and dozens of creators to help create hundreds and hundreds of characters. And then to reward those creators if any of their ideas pay off in a big way outside of the comic industry. The quest isn't to have our ideas exclusively live in the comic book industry but to have merit and value outside of that industry as well. My character Spawn has been an example of what can happen with creation… so, what are the possibilities if hundreds of creations are brought together? Marvel and DC Comics have shown us that a collective group of characters, together, in a shared universe can resonate globally. I think it is time for David to attempt to join the same arena as the Goliaths of the world."

In June, in what McFarlane is calling "2021 the year of Spawn," comic retailers will be able to order Spawn's Universe #1. This will be a book that will set the stage with a story that will then spill out into the other new monthly titles. The first title will release in August with a book called King Spawn #1. The character Spawn will now join the rare company of stalwart characters, like Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man, that will have multiple monthly books for the same title character. It will also mark the first time in twenty-eight years that anyone can buy a monthly issue #1 Spawn book. Giving McFarlane hope of reaching a new generation of readers that missed out on the initial launch of the Spawn back in 1992.

In October comes the second new monthly called Gunslinger Spawn. This title character has been a huge hit among the fanbase the past year and each of his appearances has garnered enthusiasm at the stores and online.

Finally, there will be a new #1 team book, which will band five characters together to fight against forces too big for any of them to take on alone. That book is titled The Scorched. Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn and She-Spawn begin the group’s adventures, but McFarlane promises a rotating cast of heroes over the coming months to keep the roster of heroes fresh. He also said that he will be bringing in new major villains into the fold, too.

To lend a creative hand on some of this expanding list of titles, McFarlane has recruited. An all-star list of comic book creators such as Art Adams, Jason Shawn Alexander, Carlo Barberi, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Capullo, Donny Cates, Jim Cheung, Mike del Mundo, Javier Fernandez, David Finch, Jonathan Glapion, Kevin Keane, Aleš Kot, Puppeteer Lee, Sean Lewis, Sean Gordon Murphy, Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira, Marc Silvestri, Marcio Takara, and Frank Quitely, as well as others he will be announcing in the coming months.

All of this just continued to build on the mythology of Spawn and his world. The original Spawn book is one of the world's bestselling and longest-running comics, with over 100 million copies sold in more than 120 countries. 

In 2019, McFarlane made history with the release of the historic Spawn #300 and record-breaking Spawn #301. These milestones have earned McFarlane the Guinness World Records title for the world's longest-running creator-owned comic book series. Spawn #300 became the second highest selling comic title and was also the only character to place two of its issues in the Top 11 for highest-selling issues for that year.

A new movie of Spawn is currently in development with BlumHouse Studios, Jamie Foxx, and Jeremy Renner, all attached to the project as McFarlane will be making his directorial debut on the film when it goes into production.

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ABOUT IMAGE COMICSImage Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
ABOUT SPAWN AND LEGENDARY ARTIST & SPAWN CREATOR TODD MCFARLANE
Todd McFarlane's Spawn is one of the world's best-selling and longest-running monthly independent comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries. 2019 marked the year that legendary artist Todd McFarlane made history with the release of the historic Spawn #300 and record-breaking Spawn #301. These milestones have earned McFarlane the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series in the world. 

Todd McFarlane's Spawn was one of the best-selling comic titles for all of 2019!  Spawn was the only title to have 2 issues in the Top 11! Spawn #300 claimed the #2 spot, according to Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics and graphic novels. The World Record Breaking Spawn #301 placed #11 on the list of more than 8000 books published in 2019.  Also, the comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film that grossed more than $100 million.

McFarlane established himself as a force in the entertainment world. McFarlane has won 2 Grammy nominations, 2 Emmys Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, 1 Canadian MuchMusic Award, and more than 150 International awards in the fields of action figures, comic books, and publishing.  
 
Spawn and all related characters and elements © & ™ TMP

Home Comic to Feature Jacoby Salcedo Variant Covers

Home Comic to Feature Jacoby Salcedo Variant Covers
FORTHCOMING HOME COMIC TO FEATURE SPECIAL SERIES OF JACOBY SALCEDO VARIANT COVERS

PORTLAND, Ore. 02/18/2021 — The upcoming series Home by writer Julio Anta (Frontera) Home Comic to Feature Jacoby Salcedo Variant Coversand artist Anna Wieszczyk will boast a special, collectible series of variant covers featuring artwork by the lauded Jacoby Salcedo. 

Salcedo is a longtime collaborator with Anta. They’ve previously worked together on “The Price of Freedom,” “Between Two Worlds,” and “Balseros,” mini comics which were published in anthologies like COVID Chronicles and magazines like Panel X Panel. The pair have a forthcoming graphic novel together, Frontera, slated for 2023 with HarperAlley.

There will be a Salcedo variant available for each issue of the five-issue miniseries in stores this April. 

The new series Home explores the real-world implications of a migrant with extraordinary powers, and will launch from Image Comics in April.

Home follows a young boy who is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, just as something begins to change in him. He doesn’t know it yet, but it’s the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever. 

Home #1 Cover A by Sterle (Diamond Code FEB210032), Home #1 Cover B by Salcedo (Diamond Code DEC209048) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 14.

Home #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

Afua Richardson's Aquarius: The Book of Mer Coming in May 2021

Afua Richardson's Aquarius: The Book of Mer Coming in May 2021
BLACK PANTHER’S AFUA RICHARDSON TO LAUNCH SPLASHY NEW SERIES AQUARIUS: THE BOOK OF MER THIS MAY

PORTLAND, Ore. 02/18/2021 — Eisner Award winning talent Afua Richardson Afua Richardson's Aquarius: The Book of Mer Coming in May 2021(Black Panther: World of Wakanda, HBO’s Lovecraft County) will take a deep dive into mythology with the forthcoming series, Aquarius: The Book of Mer. This all-new, quarterly series from Image Comics is set to make waves in May. 

A visionary new comic, Aquarius: The Book of Mer is a modern retelling of mermaid myths and legends from all over the world. In 1983 Harlem, something surfaces from the haunted lake of Astara's dreams. She’s plagued by visions of Ancestors, monsters, and Merfolk. What will she sacrifice to finally have peace? 

Aquarius: The Book of Mer will also feature an alternate cover by David Mack (Kabuki) and be accompanied by music for an unique storytelling experience.

"I like to look into the origins of things and find what is knowable of our history philosophy, and metaphors that may represent natural phenomena," said Richardson in an exclusive scoop at ComicBook.com. "When looking into the origins of mermaids there seemed to be such a vast culture stretching everywhere I looked. Each land having a flood myth with common themes of half human half aquatic beings that pulled on the strings of nature and the emotions of humans. Where did it come from? What were their names and characteristics? It’s so easy to find what separates us these days. Leave it up to legend to reveal the rivers of our mythologies share a common source of inspiration."

Aquarius: The Book of Mer #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 19. 

Aquarius: The Book of Mer #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

Savage Dragon #259 becomes North Force #0 This May

Savage Dragon #259 becomes North Force #0 This May
SAVAGE DRAGON IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH THIS MAY


PORTLAND, Ore. 02/17/2021 — In response to popular Savage Dragon fandom Savage Dragon #259 becomes North Force #0 This Maydemand, Image Comics partner Erik Larsen will rework and reformat Savage Dragon #259 for release this May as North Force #0

North Force #0 is a new presentation of the highly collectible issue in the long running series and will shine a spotlight on an all-new Canadian super team. Letters pages and funnies have been replaced with bios for team members. The Canadian super-team North Force is looking to recruit a new member to their team: Malcolm Dragon.

"When North Force was introduced in Savage Dragon #255 I knew they were something special and reader response has been overwhelming," said Larsen. "This representation of Savage Dragon #259 focuses on the team in a more in depth fashion with bio pages and more!"

North Force #0 (Diamond Code MAR210085) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 5. 

North Force #0 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

The View From Monday on Tuesday - February 16, 2021


Happy Tuesday!

There are no debuts this week.

From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey;

Silence of the Soleri (The Amber Throne 2) by Michael Johnston;

Goldilocks by Laura Lam is out in Trade Paperback;

and

Soulstar (The Kingston Cycle 3) by C.L. Polk.

Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday on Tuesday - February 16, 2021
 
 
 
Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.

February 16, 2021
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
The Harrowed Paths David Annandale H - Warhammer Horror
We Ride Upon Sticks (h2tp)
Quan Barry CoA/Sports/Occ/Sup
The Unfinished Land Greg Bear HistF
Gendering Time, Timing Gender: The Deconstruction of Gender in Time Travel Fiction Pooja Mittal Biswas LC
The Black Coast Mike Brooks F - God-King Chronicles 1
Lest Darkness Fall & Timeless Tales Written in Tribute L Sprague de Camp
Harry Turtledove
David Weber
Frederik Pohl
S.M. Stirling
David Drake
AH/SF/TT
The Searching Dead Ramsey Campbell H - Fiction Without Frontiers
Oh, That Shotgun Sky (Ke) Sarah Chorn
The Gate of Bones Andy Clark SF - Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of Fire 2
How to Order the Universe María José Ferrada
Elizabeth Bryer (Tr)
CoA
The Echo Wife Sarah Gailey SF.GenEng/Th
Stardust (ri)
Neil Gaiman FairyT/FolkT/LM
Silence of the Soleri Michael Johnston F/HistF - The Amber Throne 2
The Last Human (h2tp) Zack Jordan SF/SO
Fairhaven Rising L. E. Modesitt Jr. F - Recluce 22
Goldilocks (h2tp)
Laura Lam SF/SE/Dys/AP/PA
A Court of Silver Flames Sarah J. Maas RF/F - Court of Thorns and Roses 4
The Minders John Marrs TechTh/SUS/SF
Death Stranding - Death Stranding: The Official Novelization – Volume 1 Hitori Nojima MTI/SF/AP/PA
Death Stranding - Death Stranding: The Official Novelization – Volume 2 Hitori Nojima MTI/SF/AP/PA
Holes in the Veil Beth Overmyer F - The Goblets Immortal 2
A Sword in the Sun Shannon Page CF - Nightcraft Quartet
Soulstar C. L. Polk F/Gaslamp/RF - The Kingston Cycle 3
Munchausen and Clarissa: A Berlin Novel Paul Scheerbart
Christina Svendsen (Tr)
LF/HistF
Sons of War 3: Sinners Nicholas Sansbury Smith SF/AP/PA - Sons of War Series 3
The Memory Theater Karin Tidbeck FairyT/FolkT/LM/DF/HistF
American Gothic Short Stories (e) Various SS/H - Gothic Fantasy
Haunted House Short Stories (e) Various SS/H - Gothic Fantasy
Science Fiction Sherryl Vint LC - The MIT Press Essential Knowledge
Lola on Fire Rio Youers PsyTh



February 19, 2021
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
John's Eyes Joanna Corrance F - Luna Novella 1



February 20, 2021
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
Just Add Water John Dodd F - Luna Novella 2



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
BHU - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Crime & Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GothicR - Gothic Romance
GW&CC - Global Warming and Climate Change
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistR - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Med - Medical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
MU - Mash-Up
NF - Near Future
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PF - Paranormal Fantasy
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
PP - Police Porcedural
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical
WS - Women Sleuths

Note: Not all genres and formats are found in the books, etc. listed above.

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