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After winning several awards for for his short story collection, ''20th Century Ghosts'', and receiving critical acclaim for his first novel, ''Heart-Shaped Box'', the secret about his full name slowly started to creep out, but Hill felt that he had already created enough of a name for himself, and allowed it to happen. He has since embraced his connection to his father; the two have collaborated on a few short stories, and Hill's novels ''Literature/{{NOS4A2}}'' and ''Literature/TheFireman'' include several references to his father's work.

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After winning several awards for for his short story collection, collection ''20th Century Ghosts'', and receiving critical acclaim for his first novel, ''Heart-Shaped Box'', the secret about his full name slowly started to creep out, but Hill felt that he had already created enough of a name for himself, and allowed it to happen. He has since embraced his connection to his father; the two have collaborated on a few short stories, and Hill's novels ''Literature/{{NOS4A2}}'' and ''Literature/TheFireman'' include several references to his father's work.



As a child, Joe appeared in the FramingStory to the 1987 horror-comedy anthology movie ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'', playing a boy whose father - played by Creator/TomAtkins - [[FantasyForbiddingFather won't let him read comic books]]. Joe's real father wrote the film, and also starred in one of the segments. Years later, when ''Creepshow'' was adapted into a [[Series/{{Creepshow}} TV series]], Joe - by now an established author in his own right - contributed a few stories.

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As a child, Joe appeared in the FramingStory to the 1987 horror-comedy anthology movie ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'', playing a boy whose father - played father--played by Creator/TomAtkins - [[FantasyForbiddingFather Creator/TomAtkins--[[FantasyForbiddingFather won't let him read comic books]]. Joe's real father wrote the film, and also starred in one of the segments. Years later, when ''Creepshow'' was adapted into a [[Series/{{Creepshow}} TV series]], Joe - by Joe--by now an established author in his own right - contributed right--contributed a few stories.



* ''{{Literature/Horns}}'': A novel, in which a man wakes up to find he has horns on his head. Adapted to a film starring Daniel Radcliffe.

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* ''{{Literature/Horns}}'': A novel, in which a man wakes up to find he has horns on his head. Adapted to a film starring Daniel Radcliffe.Creator/DanielRadcliffe.


* ''Literature/{{NOS4A2}}'': A novel about a woman who must rescue her son from a "very bad man" who takes children to Christmasland. Followed by a comicbook companion series ''ComicBook/WraithWelcomeToChristmasland''.

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* ''Literature/{{NOS4A2}}'': A novel about a woman who must rescue her son from a "very bad man" who takes children to Christmasland. Followed by a comicbook the comic book companion series ''ComicBook/WraithWelcomeToChristmasland''.



* ''Full Throttle: Stories'': Another collection of short stories, including a collaborative one with his father, ''In The Tall Grass''.

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* ''Full Throttle: Stories'': Another collection of short stories, including a collaborative one two collaborations with his father, ''In The "Throttle" and "In the Tall Grass''.Grass."


After winning several awards for for his short story collection, ''20th Century Ghosts'', and receiving critical acclaim for his first novel, ''Heart-Shaped Box'', the secret about his full name slowly started to creep out, but Hill felt that he had already created enough of a name for himself, and allowed it to happen. He has since embraced his connection to his father; the two have collaborated on a few short stories and Hill's latest novel ''Literature/{{NOS4A2}}'' includes several references to his father's work.

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After winning several awards for for his short story collection, ''20th Century Ghosts'', and receiving critical acclaim for his first novel, ''Heart-Shaped Box'', the secret about his full name slowly started to creep out, but Hill felt that he had already created enough of a name for himself, and allowed it to happen. He has since embraced his connection to his father; the two have collaborated on a few short stories stories, and Hill's latest novel novels ''Literature/{{NOS4A2}}'' includes and ''Literature/TheFireman'' include several references to his father's work.


Joe Hill (born June 4, 1972) is a relatively new writer of horror novels and a weirdness-filled comic book series. There's one thing many people like to point out about Joe Hill, that his full name is Joseph Hillstrom King (yes, he was named after the labor activist and songwriter if you were wondering). [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Horror novelist called King?]] Well, yes—Creator/StephenKing is his dad. Fully knowing that comparisons to his father's works would be inevitable and fearing that he would be judged on the name alone, rather than the quality of his writing[[note]]also "Joe King" has [[PunnyName its own issues]] as a pen name[[/note]], Hill decided to keep his full name secret for his first publications, to the point of never meeting his agent or publisher in person.

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Joe Hill (born June 4, 1972) is a relatively new writer of horror novels and a weirdness-filled comic book series. There's one thing many people like to point out about Joe Hill, that his full name is Joseph Hillstrom King (yes, he was named after the labor activist and songwriter if you were wondering). [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Horror novelist called King?]] Well, yes—Creator/StephenKing is his dad. Fully knowing that comparisons to his father's works would be inevitable and fearing that he would be judged on the name alone, rather than the quality of his writing[[note]]also "Joe King" has [[PunnyName its own issues]] as a pen name[[/note]], Hill decided to keep his full name secret for his first publications, to the point of never meeting his agent or publisher in person.
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Joe Hill (born June 4, 1972) is a relatively new writer of horror novels and a weirdness-filled comic book series. There's one thing many people like to point out about Joe Hill, that his full name is Joseph Hillstrom King (yes, he was named after the labor activist and songwriter) if you were wondering). [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Horror novelist called King?]] Well, yes—Creator/StephenKing is his dad. Fully knowing that comparisons to his father's works would be inevitable and fearing that he would be judged on the name alone, rather than the quality of his writing[[note]]also "Joe King" has [[PunnyName its own issues]] as a pen name[[/note]], Hill decided to keep his full name secret for his first publications, to the point of never meeting his agent or publisher in person.

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Joe Hill (born June 4, 1972) is a relatively new writer of horror novels and a weirdness-filled comic book series. There's one thing many people like to point out about Joe Hill, that his full name is Joseph Hillstrom King (yes, he was named after the labor activist and songwriter) songwriter if you were wondering). [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Horror novelist called King?]] Well, yes—Creator/StephenKing is his dad. Fully knowing that comparisons to his father's works would be inevitable and fearing that he would be judged on the name alone, rather than the quality of his writing[[note]]also "Joe King" has [[PunnyName its own issues]] as a pen name[[/note]], Hill decided to keep his full name secret for his first publications, to the point of never meeting his agent or publisher in person.

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** ''ComicBook/LockeAndKeySandmanHellAndGone'': A three-issue crossover with ''ComicBook/TheSandman''.



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* ''Up The Chimney Down'': A future novel that Hill has mentioned in several interviews since 2019 as being in the works. No other details are available yet.


* ''Literature/StrangeWeather'': A collection of four novellas (titled ''Snapshot 1988'', ''Rain'', ''Loaded'', and ''Aloft'').

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* ''Literature/StrangeWeather'': A collection of four novellas (titled ''Snapshot 1988'', ''Snapshot'', ''Rain'', ''Loaded'', and ''Aloft'').



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* ''Strange Weather'': A collection of four novellas (titled ''Snapshot 1988'', ''Rain'', ''Loaded'', and ''Aloft'').

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* ''Strange Weather'': ''Literature/StrangeWeather'': A collection of four novellas (titled ''Snapshot 1988'', ''Rain'', ''Loaded'', and ''Aloft'').


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* ''Full Throttle: Stories'': Another collection of short stories.

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* ''Full Throttle: Stories'': Another collection of short stories.stories, including a collaborative one with his father, ''In The Tall Grass''.

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As a child, Joe appeared in the FramingStory to the 1987 horror-comedy anthology movie ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'', playing a boy whose father - played by Creator/TomAtkins - [[FantasyForbiddingFather won't let him read comic books]]. Joe's real father wrote the film, and also starred in one of the segments. Years later, when ''Creepshow'' was adapted into a [[Series/{{Creepshow}} TV series]], Joe - by now an established author in his own right - contributed a few stories.


* ''Full Throttle: Stories'': Another collection of short stories

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* ''Full Throttle: Stories'': Another collection of short storiesstories.

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In 2019, he began curating Creator/HillHouseComics, his own imprint for Creator/DCComics, with him writing the books ''Basketful of Heads'' (with art by Leomacs) and ''Plunge'' (with art by Stuart Immonen).

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* ''Full Throttle: Stories'': Another collection of short stories


Joe Hill (born June 4, 1972) is a relatively new writer of horror novels and a weirdness-filled comic book series. There's one thing many people like to point out about Joe Hill, that his full name is Joseph Hillstrom King (yes, he was named after the labor activist and songwriter) if you were wondering). [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Horror novelist called King?]] Well, yes - Creator/StephenKing is his dad. Fully knowing that comparisons to his father's works would be inevitable and fearing that he would be judged on the name alone, rather than the quality of his writing[[note]]also "Joe King" has [[PunnyName its own issues]] as a pen name[[/note]], Hill decided to keep his full name secret for his first publications, to the point of never meeting his agent or publisher in person.

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Joe Hill (born June 4, 1972) is a relatively new writer of horror novels and a weirdness-filled comic book series. There's one thing many people like to point out about Joe Hill, that his full name is Joseph Hillstrom King (yes, he was named after the labor activist and songwriter) if you were wondering). [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Horror novelist called King?]] Well, yes - Creator/StephenKing yes—Creator/StephenKing is his dad. Fully knowing that comparisons to his father's works would be inevitable and fearing that he would be judged on the name alone, rather than the quality of his writing[[note]]also "Joe King" has [[PunnyName its own issues]] as a pen name[[/note]], Hill decided to keep his full name secret for his first publications, to the point of never meeting his agent or publisher in person.

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