Brendan Deneen’s Upcoming Books

Writer Brendan Deneen wrote the impressive Flash Gordon comic debuted from indie publisher Ardden Entertainment. He’s also written Casper The Friendly Ghost comics for the publisher, and is the editor of several novels, including The Walking Dead books. All that, plus he has two quite different upcoming projects that are able to be pre-ordered now.

First off his comic originally titled Scatterbrain when it was first released in 2006 is once more available through Ardden. It features the talents of Spawn artist Szymon Kudranski, and is now titled Devil’s Hopyard.

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The Ninth Circle, Deneen’s praised debut novel is available for pre-order and also as an e-book, and is described like this.

When Dan, 16, runs away from a terrible home life to join a circus, he has no idea what he’s getting himself into. Based on Dante’s Inferno, THE NINTH CIRCLE follows a young man’s coming-of-age as he travels with the circus through nine states. With the Ringmaster as his guide, Dan finds himself falling in love with the Bearded Lady but hated by almost everyone else, including the Strong Man, the Lion Tamers and The Sword Swallower. Meanwhile, he discovers that the performers have uncanny abilities and dark secrets, especially the person who’s looking to destroy the circus from within.

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Lastly, The Island of Misfit Toys, his original graphic novel with artist George Kambadais, based on the classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer TV special is also available for pre-order.

Two days before Christmas, a terrible snowstorm arrives and Charlie-in-the-Box is lost at sea! King Moonracer quickly puts together a band of Misfit Toys to rescue him. Together with Yukon Cornelius and Abominable the Snow Monster, the Misfits embark on their greatest adventure yet. But one question remains—will they save Charlie and return to the island in time for Santa? Or are the Misfits doomed to spend another Christmas without a little boy or girl to love them?Based on the beloved original television classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the Misfit Toys make their debut in their first-ever original story and graphic novel. A thrilling middle-grade adventure that’s perfect for young Rudolph fans. Find the Misfit in you.


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