An amazing collectible that will enjoy a special status in your collection. This first edition was produced in a limited quantity of only 7500, and it is even more scarce signed. Personally signed by Stephen King with one of the most lengthy inscriptions found in any one of his first edition books: "For Philip Best- Mood better, good clippings. Hence, no change for this shaggy werewolf story. I hope you like it. You ought to try the Eng.... some time - children who cry rocks, the woman who stuck her just-washed poodle in the microwave oven to dry it fast (it exploded) and similar goodies, and an item each week on Liz. Best, Stephen King 9/2/84." The Land of Enchantment. Copyright 1983. Christopher Zavisa, Publisher. Stephen King "The Cycle Of The Werewolf". Signed First Edition with a personal association inscription. Only 7500 printed in this first edition. A wonderful presentation handwritten inscription on the title page. Signed and inscribed by the author only one year after the date of publication. Near Fine/Near Fine+ in As New after-market matching custom slipcase. The Cycle Of the Werewolf is a single story by King, issued in a limited edition with illustrations by Berni Wrightson, who had collaborated with King on Creepshow. There were various signed issues of the book; this is the first edition trade hardback with original dust-jacket. Additional Book Info Size Height: 7.5 in. Width: 4.8 in. Thickness: 0.5 in. Weight: 8.0 oz. Publisher's Note The isolated Maine village of Tarker Mills is terrorized by the horrifying bloodthirsty creature stalking its inhabitants at the time of the full moon. Synopsis Originally conceived as a story-calendar, "Cycle of the Werewolf" grew to be a beautifully illustrated novella in 12 segments about Marty Coslaw, a young boy who must convince the townspeople of Tarker's Mills that there is a werewolf in their midst. Cycle of the Werewolf is a horror novel released in 1983 by Stephen King, featuring illustrations by renowned comic book artist Bernie Wrightson. 127 pages long, each chapter is a short story unto itself. This book is geared for short story classic horror enthusiasts. The novel came about when King was asked to write 12 "chapters" of a short story to go along with a werewolf-themed illustrated calendar. King being King, however, the story became much longer than could fit in the calendar format. The project was eventually abandoned and the story was published in novel form instead. The story was adapted for the screen as Silver Bullet. The film was released in 1985 starring Corey Haim and Gary Busey, directed by Dan Attias, from a screenplay by King.