November 19, 1915
The first Locke and Key / Sandman crossover covers were revealed exactly one year ago?! I know we have a pandemic but the fact that issue 1 isn’t even out yet and might not even be out in April is… AGGHHHHHHH! I shared my Facebook “memory” of seeing the first covers exactly one year ago!
February 11, 2021 - Day 73
I’ve been reading this collection of short stories by Joe Hill and they’re incredible. Loving every story so far.
I realize there are like 10 of us in the whole NOS4A2 fandom, but at least we all support each other.
Paramount TV is developing a series based on Joe Hill’s “Voluntary Committal.” Brad Caleb Kane is writing the series. Hill, Kane, and Landscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper are producing.
“Voluntary Committal,” a story found in Hill’s 20th Century Ghosts, is a psychological thriller. Nolan Lerner wants to discover the truth about his autistic brother’s disappearance and its possible connection to a past secret. The series will follow Lerner as an adult during his investigation and as a teen with his brother.
Deadline broke the news.
(Image - Cover of Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghosts)
Plunge by Joe Hill
Title: Plunge.Series: Hill House Comics #5.
Writer(s): Joe Hill.Artist(s): Stuart Immonen.Colourist(s): Dave Stewart.Letterer(s): Deron Bennett.Publisher: DC Comics.Format: Hardcover.Release Date: November 17th 2020.Pages: 168.Genre(s): Comics, Horror.ISBN13: 9781779506887.
My Overall Rating:
Rating: 4 out of 5.
Also in the Hill House Comics series:Basketful of Heads by Joe Hill.The…
I’m starting to wonder if Locke & Key / The Sandman: Hell and Gone issue 1 will even be out in April. I checked. It’s not on the IDW or DC solicitations.
WHAT’S GOING ON
Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #1 (Bedrock City Comic Company
Exclusive Variant) (2021)
Art by: Mark A. Nelson
This is the final 2020 book review post. We did it. I read 51 books in 2020, and here are the last six reviews.
46. The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic
This is easily the best of the trilogy. It’s also the one where you find out that Neil Josten (the protagonist) is 5'3"??? But it was a really satisfying conclusion to the series as a whole. This is the gayest one as well.
47. Shockwave by Lindsay Buroker
This is an intriguing first book in an EIGHT(?!) book sci-fi series called Star Kingdom. I won the first three in a goodreads giveaway, and I’ll admit I had no idea what I was getting into. It took me a while to get through the first half, but the second half was really engaging. Seems like it has the potential to be gay, but so far is definitely not. The characters are cool and not all average and action-y, if that makes sense? There’s an older lady starship captain, protag is a naïve robotics scientist, etc.
48. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
This is a good horror book to read around Christmas time! I started watching the AMC series and really liked it, so I picked up a copy of the book. We all know I liked Horns, so I figured I’d give it a go. Turns out Joe Hill is currently one of my favorite horror writers and this book is super creepy and good. Charlie Manx is a villain who is just plain fun. Big TW for sexual assault though (which is my main gripe about Joe Hill – it’s been in both of his books that I’ve read and that makes me uncomfortable).
49. MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
So this … is the last of the MaddAddam trilogy and good riddance. I used to list Margaret Atwood as one of my favorite authors, and I think she’ll now just get a mention as a former favorite. The thing about this trilogy is is feels disconnected. If you loved the first book, the second book kind of gives you whiplash. If you loved the second book, this third installment will do the same. A few storylines are wrapped up really nicely in this one. If you care a great deal about Jimmy, the protag from the first book, YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED. If you loved Toby in the second book, SHE’S CHANGED A LOT and I don’t know what to make of her. Ren basically is just ignored. It was fine. I’m glad it’s over.
50. We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
THIS BOOK IS SO GAY. I think I said it best in a text to one of my best friends: “It buoyed my heart like the tide rushing in and then fucking ripped it out of my body but the end was beautiful.” It kind of … picks your heart back up and places it lovingly back in the bloodied, gaping hole it left when it ripped it out. But it’s so good. If you like gay epistolary novels, you’ll effing love this one.
51. I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
This was a weird way to end my reading journey of 2020, but honestly? I think that’s appropriate. This one is not gay, but it is spooky and weird and short. So I do recommend. I would say more but it’s better to go into it not knowing anything.
I will start doing the 2021 set soon! I’ve set a goal of 55 books and have a TON of to-reads lined up so here’s hoping grad school doesn’t kill me and/or prevent me from succeeding with my reading goal this year.