Land of Enchantment, 1983. "Cycle Of The Werewolf" by Stephen King, Illustrated by Berni Wrightson. Signed First Edition, personally hand signed by Stephen King.
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 trade hardback with dust-jacket, limited to only 7500 copies. Brown leatherette boards, bold gilt cover and spine titles. Heavy stock. Coated pages. Illustrated endpapers. Dramatic full-page color and black & white illustrations by Berni Wrightson throughout. Oversize 9" x 11.25" design. Signed by Stephen King with a personal inscription in green ink:
Condition: Near Fine dj/HC. There is wear to the edges and a few tears to the dust jacket. The hardcover has wear to edges and corners, top edge of spine has been bumped. Free of any markings, writings, or stamps inside the book. Tight binding, square spine.
It started in a small town in May and every month after that whenever the moon is full... it came back...
Excerpt states: "'Cycle of the Werewolf' by Stephen King. 'The drifter sat in a frozen pool of his own blood, staring at the downed lines, his hand still held up a warding-off gesture with ice between the fingers. And all around him are pawprints. wolfprints.' Stephen King"
Terror began in January - by the light of the full moon... When the full moon shines, a paralysing fear descends on the isolated Maine town of Tarker Mills. No one knows who will be attacked next, but snarls that sound like human words can be heard and all around are the footprints of a monster whose hunger cannot be sated.
Additional Book Info
Height: 7.5 in.
Width: 4.8 in.
Thickness: 0.5 in.
Weight: 8.0 oz.
The isolated Maine village of Tarker Mills is terrorized by the horrifying bloodthirsty creature stalking its inhabitants at the time of the full moon.
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.