(with apologies to Harlan Ellison for the paraphrased blog title)
Joe Hill's got a nice hat-trick of releases this week, starting today with the release of his second novel, HORNS. Joe's also got a story in a new anthology edited by Christopher Golden, also in stores today. And the third issue of LOCKE & KEY: CROWN OF SHADOWS is out this week, too. At least, it is on the west coast. There was a horrific accident involving the truck transporting all of IDW's February 17 releases to the northeast, so shops in that region won't see most of our 2/17 comics until Feb. 24 (the TPBs and HCs) or March 1 (the monthly comics).
This issue of CROWN has a five-page excerpt of HORNS in the back, too, for anyone who'd like to take a look before grabbing the novel itself (page one should be enough to hook you). And since the book is out this week and now the comic will be delayed for some of you, I thought I'd give you page one of the HORNS preview here. (The illustration on the page is by Gabriel Rodriguez.)
And let's not forget about the comic itself: here're the final covers of LOCKE & KEY: CROWN OF SHADOWS #3:
Some of the links above take you to various blog entries at Joe Hill's site, but check JoeHillFiction.com for more, including a good playlist that fits the subject matter of HORNS nicely. And keep an eye out for this guy signing books at a bookshop near you soon: