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  • dannyboy121070
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Thanks. If you want a copy of a book from his collection (and it looks like he and/or his wife are selling a good deal of it off), the seller page is here:

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?item...ssn=chrismig57


    I was VERY interested in grabbing a signed and remarqued Hellboy or Dracula book, but those prices are insane.....They are not valuable or rare books, so you're basically paying hundreds of dollars for Mignola's signature and a weak little drawing of a skull. I thought Shatner charging $150 for an autograph was insane, lol. There's no bigger Mignola fan, but I guess I'll just have to admire him from afar.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    No pics as it's still on its way to me, but I picked up a UK 1st ed. (2nd pr.) HC of Davis Grubb's NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, a book (and an edition) I've been after for quite some time. One interesting thing is that this copy comes from the collection of Hellboy creator and writer Mike Mignola. I've actually never read any of the Hellboy comics, though of course I'm aware of the character and its popularity, but it's a cool little provenance, I guess.
    Oh, you should read some Hellboy, Ron. Tastes vary, of course, but IMO Mignola has created some of the best Horror/Supernatural tales of the past 30 years.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

    Wow, never realized that the Mitchem movie was based on a book. Should've figured! I'll have to track this one down at some point. I love that your copy came from Mignola!
    Thanks. If you want a copy of a book from his collection (and it looks like he and/or his wife are selling a good deal of it off), the seller page is here:

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?item...ssn=chrismig57

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    No pics as it's still on its way to me, but I picked up a UK 1st ed. (2nd pr.) HC of Davis Grubb's NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, a book (and an edition) I've been after for quite some time. One interesting thing is that this copy comes from the collection of Hellboy creator and writer Mike Mignola. I've actually never read any of the Hellboy comics, though of course I'm aware of the character and its popularity, but it's a cool little provenance, I guess.
    Wow, never realized that the Mitchem movie was based on a book. Should've figured! I'll have to track this one down at some point. I love that your copy came from Mignola!

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  • RonClinton
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    No pics as it's still on its way to me, but I picked up a UK 1st ed. (2nd pr.) HC of Davis Grubb's NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, a book (and an edition) I've been after for quite some time. One interesting thing is that this copy comes from the collection of Hellboy creator and writer Mike Mignola. I've actually never read any of the Hellboy comics, though of course I'm aware of the character and its popularity, but it's a cool little provenance, I guess.

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    SOUTHERN REACH Lettered Post III:

    Finally, we get to the interior of the book and I'll mostly be focusing on the signature page and endsheets. For the former, I think that it's very nice and enjoy the sparse use of graphics on the page, which allows the signature to "breathe" a bit on the page. As for the latter, the endsheets to me are the one slight disappointment in the production as they are just a rather plain yellow sheet, which look even more so after how nice the boards are. A nice marbled endsheet would have pulled the production together just a tad bit more, but that is a minor quibble.

    Overall, I think that it's a very nice step up from the limited edition and I'm glad to finally see it in person.
    That does look really nice, and I'm glad it does. I was worried that production quality might be slipping, but this gives me hope that The Stand and Pet Semetary will come out well...eventually.

     

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    SOUTHERN REACH Lettered Post III:

    Finally, we get to the interior of the book and I'll mostly be focusing on the signature page and endsheets. For the former, I think that it's very nice and enjoy the sparse use of graphics on the page, which allows the signature to "breathe" a bit on the page. As for the latter, the endsheets to me are the one slight disappointment in the production as they are just a rather plain yellow sheet, which look even more so after how nice the boards are. A nice marbled endsheet would have pulled the production together just a tad bit more, but that is a minor quibble.

    Overall, I think that it's a very nice step up from the limited edition and I'm glad to finally see it in person.

    Southern Reach Signature Page.jpg
    Southern Reach End Sheets.jpeg
    Wow, this is very nice! Wish I would have sprung for this version instead of the limited.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    SOUTHERN REACH Lettered Post III:

    Finally, we get to the interior of the book and I'll mostly be focusing on the signature page and endsheets. For the former, I think that it's very nice and enjoy the sparse use of graphics on the page, which allows the signature to "breathe" a bit on the page. As for the latter, the endsheets to me are the one slight disappointment in the production as they are just a rather plain yellow sheet, which look even more so after how nice the boards are. A nice marbled endsheet would have pulled the production together just a tad bit more, but that is a minor quibble.

    Overall, I think that it's a very nice step up from the limited edition and I'm glad to finally see it in person.

    Southern Reach Signature Page.jpg
    Southern Reach End Sheets.jpeg

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  • saginawhorror
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    Nice!

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  • Sock Monkey
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    SOUTHERN REACH Lettered Post II:

    Next up is the book itself. The dustjacket is the same as the limited and is shown in the first post, so not much to discuss there. The images on the boards mirror that of the traycase but with a lot more blue and I believe are similar to those on the limited edition. However, while the limited was bound in a red cloth (if I remember correctly), the lettered is bound in leather and these graphics look so much nicer in this contrast. The spine is still on the simple side, but the title in blue is very nice. I kinda wish that CD had foregone the dustjacket on this one and just thrown on some spine hubs to "spice" it up a bit as it's pretty sharp looking without it.

    Southern Reach Front Boards.jpeg

    Southern Reach Rear Boards.jpeg
    Southern Reach Spine.jpeg
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  • Sock Monkey
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    After a six year wait, my lettered edition of VanderMeer's THE SOUTHERN REACH TRILOGY arrived! Below are some pictures and thoughts:

    First up is the traycase, which is quite different than the traditional Cemetery Dance traycase. The traycases that CD usually have are more akin to flip-top cigar boxes, if that makes sense, but this traycase is more like a clamshell. I'm not quite sure of the material, but it is quite thicker, smoother, and softer than CD's typical traycase material. The graphics that adorn the front and back catch the light very well and look very nice. The spine is very simple, almost bordering on plain, but still very nice and clean looking. Overall, it's a nice upgrade from CD's standard traycase and I like it much more than I did the slipcase for the limited edition.

    Southern Reach Traycase Spine.jpeg

    Southern Reach Traycase Front.jpeg
    Southern Reach Open Traycase.jpeg
    Southern Reach Rear Traycase.jpeg
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    Last edited by Sock Monkey; 05-17-2024, 10:30 PM.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Welcome to home ownership! LOL



    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I bought a sweet 6-foot fiberglass ladder this weekend. It's orange. I think you all know what a ladder looks like.

    Yes, this is my life now. Ladders.
     

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  • TacomaDiver
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    I bought a sweet 6-foot fiberglass ladder this weekend. It's orange. I think you all know what a ladder looks like.

    Yes, this is my life now. Ladders.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    So not signed editions or anything, but I figured I'd post some recent purchases. As usual, for Christmas I received some gift cards for Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Since most of my book money goes to limited hardcovers from primarily the horror genre, I like to use these gift cards to pick up some stuff that I normally wouldn't. Whether that's some horror authors that I haven't had the chance to read in the limited edition format or stuff outside of the horror genre. So here's the list from left to right starting at the top:
    • LEECH by Hiron Ennes: I don't put too much stock in cover blurbs, but Gillian Flynn's statement that the book is a mixture of THE THING and THE ALIENIST sounded intriguing. I'd also never heard of the author, so I figured why not give it a shot. Interestingly, this was in the horror section of the Barnes & Noble I bought it from, but was nominated for "Best Science Fiction" by Goodreads in 2022. I guess, we'll see where it lands.
    • THE BOOK OF ACCIDENTS by Chuck Wendig: I really wanted WANDERERS, but the B&N didn't have it in stock, so I settled for this one. Haunted houses are my jam, so this sounded like a good place to start with Wendig, even if readers are little divided on this one.
    • GARDENS OF THE MOON by Steven Erikson: By all accounts, I am not a big fan of fantasy. I've tried, but it mostly doesn't work for me. Yet, I still occasionally give the a book a try. People seem to go crazy for these Mazalan books, so I figured I'd give the first book a shot. I've heard this series is super-dense, so let's see if I make it past book one.
    • BATMAN YEAR ONE: Okay so I've been dipping my toe back into the comic book waters a little more lately. Mostly, I've been looking to read through the stuff that I've always meant to get around to, but haven't (like the Giffen/DeMatties Justice League that I bought shelled out dough to finish my collection so that I could sit down and read it all, yet still haven't even started. But I digress...) Anyways. I've always wanted to read Frank Miller's YEAR ONE, but never got around to it. Amazon was having a "Buy One, Get One 50% Off" sale, so I figured at $5, but I could probably do a lot worse.
    • CALICO by Lee Goldberg was a purchase brought on by recommendations on this forum. CROWN VIC sounded more up my alley, but it wasn't part of that 50% off deal and CALICO was...so CALICO for the win! I am looking forward to digging to this one.
    • THE L.A. QUARTET by James Ellroy: I've been trying to read more crime fiction lately and I've been meaning to read L.A. CONFIDENTIAL since the first time I saw the movie adaptation in the 90s, so I figured why not get the whole series. This is a pretty big commitment since I've never read anything by Ellroy before. I'm hoping that I'll enjoy it as much as I did the adaptation of L.A. CONFIDENTIAL and not how miserable the viewing experience was for THE BLACK DHALIA, which my wife still claims is the worst movie she's ever seen.

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  • Ben Staad
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    I'm going more of a budget route these days. Picked up a signed copy of Tyler Jones Enter Softly from his website and will be getting a signed copy Brian A. Hopkins The Woman of Color's Tale: Buchanan's Curse.

    Looking forward to reading both.

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