LIMITED TIME OFFER: Stjepan Šejić HARLEEN 76% OFF at Google Play Books

You may not see a deal this good again anytime very soon: $29.99 to $6.99 (76% OFF)

Money is tight right now, which makes it even more important to point out good deals for those interested. There are no affiliate links in this post, this is a personal recommendation. You can navigate to the Google Play book store and type in “Harleen” and find the deal pictured above on 10/27/2020.

I’m certain this is a very LIMITED time offer, so if when reading this you see the price higher, perhaps add it to your wishlist and check back, as I’ve been doing until the price drops down to what you’re willing to pay for it.

I’ve bought precisely one graphic novel at the local independent store in the last year: HARLEEN.

Stjepan Šejić is the rare comic book creator that straddles the various kingdoms of the comics industry with ease. He has long been a fan-favorite creator in the webcomics world, from his days of releasing his romance/erotica/BDSM series Sunstone on DeviantArt for free to now, as he begins to serialize comics on social media.

Stjepan Šejić Leaves Corporate Comics And Isn’t Looking Back

The cover and jacket artwork was so beautiful that I couldn’t open the plastic and read it, instead focusing on the digital version to get through the first part. I’ve been waiting for the price to come down on my Google Play wishlist so I could buy the rest of the novel and it’s currently sitting at $6.99 USD, which is the lowest price I’ve ever seen.

Can it go much lower? Someday, maybe, but hey, I bought it, despite owning the book version that I might never open.

I can’t pronounce the artist’s name, but can appreciate his work. He worked on art for a companion book called ISLEY, that hasn’t been published yet. No idea based on him “leaving for-hire comics” if that will ever be published by DC, but I buy that, too, if it was available. Maybe in book form and digital as I’ve done now with HARLEEN.

Passing this along to fellow Harley Quinn fans and readers. Enjoy!

Seasons Of Terror Graphic Novel features stories by Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Robert McCammon and Shirley Jackson

Creepshow 2 ⭐️⭐️

One of the Stephen King stories “The Raft” that was adapted in the horror anthology Creepshow 2 is going to be featured as a season in an upcoming graphic novel, Seasons Of Terror.

With evocative prose and vivid illustrations, these unforgettable stories—”The Screaming Woman” by Ray Bradbury; “The Man in the Woods” by Shirley Jackson; “The Raft” by Stephen King; and “The Man from London” by Robert McCammon—embody the seasons in which they are set, bringing you to the very edge of reality, mixing the best elements of the mythology of our youth with the perilous horrors of adulthood.

Seasons Of Terror Brings Stephen King and Ray Bradbury Comics

The title and theme of the collection reminds me of Stephen King’s Different Seasons. Ironic that he doesn’t have a novella, but a short story being featured in it. Nice to see another of my favorite authors, Robert McCammon. Other than Boy’s Life and maybe Swan Song, McCammon really hasn’t gotten the mainstream appeal of King. McCammon is not as prolific as King, but I think he does some things better. His description skills are almost on par with the legendary Ray Bradbury also featured in this collection.

Seasons of Terror is available at Amazon for preorder, just search by the title

And let’s not forget Shirley Jackson represented here, an author known for the gritty story “The Lottery” and someone King himself is a fan of her writing.

Keep this one in mind, fellow horror fans, even if you’re read all the stories included. It’s unlikely that “The Raft” short story will get two adaptations, but King’s already had multiple adaptations of several other stories. I’d rather see adaptations of more McCammon works including, The Wolf’s Hour, Mine (this would be a fantastic psychological thriller), Swan Song and others.

Seasons Of Terror, a graphic novel, will be available March 23, 2021.

Dio – Holy Diver graphic novel coming from Z2 Comics: “You’ve been gone too long in the midnight sea”

(throwing devil horns)

The “holy” grail of heavy metal graphic novels is coming in summer 2021.

Behold: the Holy Diver graphic novel – an original storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic album covers. Penned by acclaimed horror comics writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), the book will tell the tale behind the events leading to the powerful moment captured on the cover of Dio’s debut album—definitively addressing 30 years of fan speculation. Why is the priest being thrown into the ocean? Who is truly the villain in this scenario?

Dio – Holy Diver Graphic Novel – Z2 Comics via Syfy. com
Ronnie James Dio Live In Holland (1983) performing “Holy Diver”

The price in today’s troubled times might be a bit steep at $99 plus tax for 120 page book, but who knows where the digital version will be priced. Possibly half the price or less? I don’t know, but I’m adding this to my Christmas wishlist. Maybe Santa will think of me, if I haven’t been too naughty this year. I’ll even wax Rudolph’s nose.

Can the future hold a film adaptation? Dream evil!

Holy Diver – The Graphic Novel from Z2 Comics is scheduled to be published June 2021,

Apple TV+ outbids six others for graphic novel adaptation, Snow Blind

Apple has plenty of money to throw around, which has puzzled me a bit why their AppleTV+ service doesn’t include more content.

We shouldn’t worry, they are working on it.

They seem to be going the path of current day Netflix: focus on originals and exclusives. This could mean Apple will be active at film festivals and perusing the bestseller lists for books to option for films.

Recently they nabbed Tom Hanks’ film, Greyhound, originally planned for theater release and ultimately becoming an AppleTV+ exclusive (see: )

One of their newest successful acquisitions pitted them in a bidding war for the graphic novel “Snow Blind” by Ollie Masters from BOOM! studios — and they came out on top.

The acquisition of the film by Apple Studios is based on a graphic novel by Ollie Masters and Tyler Jenkins. “Snow Blind” tells the story of a boy in Alaska who discovers their family is in the Witness Protection Program, who then must contend with a person seeking revenge and an influx of FBI agents into their lives.

Apple TV+ picks up rights to thriller ‘Snow Blind’ in six-way bidding war | Appleinsider

No idea how much was paid, but the article mentions Apple did pay $100 million for the Will Smith film, Emancipation, which set a record in the industry for the highest purchase from a film festival.

Say that again, $100 million. Joining the $100+ million budget club (see: $100+ Million Movie Budgets Are Stupid) just to purchase the film for distribution. That’s the kind of dough Apple can pull out of its change purse. Amazon has that kind of loose change as well, but they presumably are going it a little more fiscally responsible. Just a guess here, because the article doesn’t state the other five bidders.

If we are to guess who those bidders might have been: Netflix, Amazon, Disney/Hulu, HBO Max, Peacock or CBS. Don’t think I’m missing anybody with a streaming channel at the table with a hunger for new and/or exclusive content.

Apple has also recently licensed some some children’s content.

Apple TV+ has partnered with The Maurice Sendak Foundation for rights to create children’s shows based on Sendak’s children’s stories and illustrations like Where The Wild Things Are. With this multi-year deal, Apple TV+ will be able to reimagine the author’s works into new children’s content exclusively for the streaming service.

Apple TV+ Signs Multi-Year Deal with The Maurice Sendak Foundation for Children’s Content

This is a great time for writer-director-actors.