On his personal Tumblr, author Joe Hill premiered “Locke & Key” artist Gabriel Rodriguez’s cover for the limited edition of Hill’s new novel “NOS4A2.” “NOS4A2” is Hill’s take on the vampire tale and centers on a bad dude named Charlie Manx who takes children for a ride to the mysterious Christmasland in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith. The title of the book refer’s to Manx’s vanity license plate…NOS4A2, get it?
The cover you see here is for the limited edition of “NOS4A2” from Subterranean Press, which also features interior art from Hill’s “Locke & Key” collaborator. There are only 750 copies available of this very special version of the book, so if you want to get your mitts on one, you better act fast!
About “NOS4A2” Subterranean Press says:
Charlie Manx is a very bad man with a very special car—a 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith, with the vanity plate NOS4A2. Charlie takes children for rides in his car, all the way to Christmasland. Christmasland is a magic place, a place just for children.
Victoria McQueen has a gift for finding lost things. If she rides her bike through the Shorter Way Bridge, she can find anything that’s lost. She’s also the only person ever to have escaped from Charlie Manx. Charlie may have died, but he hasn’t forgotten Victoria, and he takes her son for a ride in his car.
Vic McQueen will do anything to save her son, but the Shorter Way Bridge has become a more perilous crossing than it was when she was a child. And who wouldn’t want to have Christmas… forever? Sleigh bells ring….
In his terrifying new novel, NOS4A2, New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill makes sure you’ll never listen to Christmas carols without a shiver again. But more than just horror, NOS4A2 is a story of strength, of magic, of family, and the costs of love. It’s about finding what is lost, even when what we lose is ourselves.
The Limited edition of NOS4A2 will be oversize, printed on 80# Finch, with an unpublished novella, “Wraith,” that was cut from the original manuscript. It also includes an alternate ending to the novel, as well as illustrations, in both black and white and color, by Hill’s long-term collaborator on the award-winning comic, Locke & Key, Gabriel Rodriguez.
“NOS4A2” is on shelves in June 2013.