Abrams Announces The Walking Dead Chronicles: The Official Companion Book

ABRAMS, the preeminent publisher of high-quality art and illustrated books, has announced that the company has signed a deal with AMC, the cable television network, and Robert Kirkman’s Skybound, an imprint of Image Comics, to publish two books based on AMC’s original series "The Walking Dead". From the Press Release:

Summer Reading for Young Adults: Enter the Dark Territory of The Tracks, Book One

We know Young Adult novels aren't high on most of our readers' "must read" lists, but we also know a lot of you have kids who are budding horror fans; and with its blend of star-crossed love, kung fu, and magic, Dark Territory: The Tracks, Book One sounds like something they might be interested in checking out.

Horror Noire Examines Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present

Maybe the old assumption that black characters are always the first to die in horror films isn't quite right after all. At least not according to a new book that hit store shelves this week entitled Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present, which presents a unique social history of blacks in America through changing images in horror films.

New "Vs." Book on the Way - Zombies vs. Nazis: A Lost History of the Walking Dead

Craving some brains? How about some laughs? You'll find both in the upcoming novel Zombies vs. Nazis: A Lost History of the Walking Dead by Scott Kenemore. Look for it August 1st from Skyhorse Publishing.

Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes Illustrated Novel to Be Released this July

Archaia Entertainment has set July 25th for the release of Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, its first illustrated novel, through its new book trade distributor Publishers Group West (PGW). From the Press Release:

Pre-Order and Book Launch/Signing Info on JAWS: Memories from Martha's Vineyard

The new book JAWS: Memories from Martha's Vineyard promises to provide an unprecedented all-access pass to the creation of some of the most memorable and terrifying scenes in motion picture history. Movie buffs, special effects enthusiasts, and fans of the watershed film should all thrill in this definitive volume’s special features.

Shade Rupe's Dark Stars Rising Interview Collection Now Available

As part of our ongoing effort to expose our readers to all the latest and greatest genre-related projects in the literary realm, today we present to you Shade Rupe's Dark Stars Rising, a collection of 27 candid interviews spanning 24 years with unique and free-thinking artists from America to Austria and beyond. From the Press Release:

Halloween: The Quintessential British Guide to Treats and Frights Coming Next Year

Due out October 1, 2011, is a new book about Halloween, written by our cousins across the pond, where Halloween is not (or not yet) the bacchanalia we celebrate. UK readers, take note and rejoice that two of your fellow Brits have taken it upon themselves to write what they hope will be THE British Bible on celebrating Halloween.

Freaky New Trailer for Going Mutant: The Bat Boy Exposed

A new promo trailer for Weekly World News' Going Mutant: The Bat Boy Exposed! has hit the Internet, and you really should take the time to check it out. It's just as freaky, funny, and odd as its title character!