The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

One of the most anticipated books in pop culture right now has to be J.W. Rinzler‘s The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Star Wars fans are looking forward to getting a real deep dive into the making of the new Star Wars movie, since so much of the content released so far (including the Blu-ray special features) has been shallow and unrewarding. And Rinzler’s Making Of books for the original Star Wars trilogy are the closest thing to the bible for most film geeks.

The book was originally scheduled to hit store shelves in March 2016, a few months after the release of the film. But the release date vanished from the publisher’s website. In May, Abrams Books told me, “Officially, the statement from Lucasfilm and [JJAbrams is that The Making of the Force Awakens has not been canceled. More details to come!” Sounded hopeful, and then a few months back an October 25th 2016 release date appeared on Amazon’s website. But the author of the book isn’t sure we’ll see the book later this year, or if we’ll ever see the book at all.

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Joey Spiotto's Storytime

We’ve written about Joey Spiotto‘s artwork many times over the past five years, from Gallery1988’s Crazy4Cult art shows to the Star Wars Art Awakens gallery show, Joey’s tabletop book Alien Next Door to a series of solo exhibitions focusing of Joebot’s Little Golden Book inspired pop culture covers. Now Joey is trying to collect his famous children’s book covers into a full-color 135-page artbook, and he needs your help to do so.

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Ghostbusters Little Golden Books

In just under a month, we’ll see if the new Ghostbusters have what it takes to lead a whole new franchise, one that supposedly has a narrative that is completely independent of the first two movies. But if you have kids who are too young to watch either the new movie or the 1984 original, there will be a way to tell them the story of the two paranormal comedies without scaring the daylights out of them.

Coming this fall, Penguin Random House will release Little Golden Book versions of both the original Ghosbusters and the reboot hitting theaters this summer. Each book, written by John Sazaklis, has some incredible illustrations by Alan Baston, resembling the classic books that we all grew up with for years.

Check out the covers for each of the Ghostbusters Little Golden Books after the jump. Read More »

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay

This fall will bring the first in a hopeful new series of Harry Potter spin-off films with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It also marks the first time J.K. Rowling has written a screenplay adapting her own wizarding world for the big screen. And that’s enough for publishing companies Little, Brown & Company and Scholastic to package the script as a book for fans to add to their shelves alongside the rest of their Harry Potter books.

Find out when you can get the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay book after the jump. Read More »

Transformers Pop-Up Book

Pop-up books have always been fun for kids, but what Matthew Reinhart and Emiliano Santalucia have created with Transformers: The Ultimate Pop-Up Universe is truly a marvel in paper engineering. The pop-up book commemorates the 30th anniversary of Hasbro’s iconic robots in disguise, and it features paper creations that actually transform from vehicles into their respective robot forms with just the pull of a paper tab. It’s something that your kids, and even some adults, will be pretty impressed by.

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Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens

Since we’re unlikely to get a sequel to the 2012 sci-fi comic adaptation Dredd starring Karl Urban, we’ll have to take solace in a new Dark Horse Comics title featuring the one-man judge, jury and executioner. In a new four-issue series, we’ll see Judge Dredd crossing over with two of the biggest sci-fi franchises that he’s encountered before.

Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens will see Judge Dredd pitted against the tactical, nearly unbeatable Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the xenomorphs from the Alien franchise. For those who don’t know, this isn’t the first time Judge Dredd has met either of these creatures. Find out more about Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens after the jump. Read More »

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Art of the Iron Giant Book

Even though it wasn’t a big hit back in 1999, the animated adventure The Iron Giant has become a favorite among cinephiles. Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Tomorrowland) directed the sci-fi family film, proving that he was going to be a force to be reckoned with in the animation world, and now we can finally get a closer look at how the film was made.

The Art of The Iron Giant book is coming to shelves this August, and you can get a sneak preview of some of the fantastic images that were created during the development of the Warner Bros. Pictures film. Read More »

UnReal Estate Book

For a few years, we’ve featured and loved the artwork of Tim Doyle. For three years in a row, the artist has focused on recreating iconic locations from your favorite TV shows. Everything from the house from The Golden Girls to Planet Express from Futurama has been illustrated by Tim Doyle. And now Doyle is bringing his artwork to your coffee table with an UnReal Estate book, and you can make sure you get a copy by supporting the Kickstarter for the project. If you haven’t seen any of Doyle’s artwork yet, you can see some examples below and find out how to get your own book. Read More »

Olly Moss Harry Potter Book Covers

One of our favorite artists is Olly Moss. He’s the one who made those incredible silhouette posters for the original Star Wars trilogy, which were recently perfectly parodied for a series of Spaceballs posters by Joshua Budich, on sale now. And at one point, he created a cool little piece for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I for Empire Magazine.

Now Moss has delivered some even more impressive Harry Potter artwork, for all seven of the books in J.K. Rowling‘s fantasy series. And you’ll be able to get your hands on them pretty easily, because they’re the new covers for the Harry Potter eBooks that are available right now. Check them all out below! Read More »