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About This Book

There’s an old saying: "Death is your last adventure". Little do they know what a grand, long adventure it is. But you are about to find out. You have left behind your mortal shell and landed on the shores of the Underworld, the Land of the Dead. This dark, sprawling realm is rife with unimaginable creatures, feral beauties and dazzling temptations, the likes of which you have never seen. Luckily, you have a guidebook.

In the Chronicle, you will learn about Death, who built and rules the Underworld, and his Court of the Dead, who help him govern it. You will discover how the universe was actually forged – and the terrible truth obscured by Heaven and Hell. But the Chronicle is far from a serious history lesson. The delightfully witty court jester, Malavestros, has marked up the Chronicle with color commentary, jokes and added drama. As the jester might say: "You’re dead, so you better get used to it." Welcome to the Underworld. 

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Court of the Dead
Sideshow Collectibles
  • Tom Gilliland (Creative Direction, Art Direction, Developmental Editor)
  • Corinna Bechko (Author)
  • Landry Walker (Author)
  • Ricky Lovas (Art Direction, Production Editor, Interior Design) 
  • Ian MacDonald (Art Direction) 
  • David Igo (Art Direction) 
  • Anna van Slee (Developmental Editor, Project Editor)
  • Tom Jilesen (Cover Illustration, End Sheet Design)
  • Erik Scoggan (Cover Design, Design Support)
  • Lisa Marquart (Proofreader/Copy Editor)  

Additional Details & Dimensions

Product Size
11" H (279.4mm) x 9.2" W (233.68mm)*
Box Size
5.00" H (127mm) x 13.00" W (330.2mm) x 14.00" L (355.6mm)*
Product Weight
1.70 lbs (0.77 kg)*
Dimensional Weight
4.0000 lbs*
Int'l Dim. Weight
7.0000 lbs*

* Size and weight are approximate values.
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© 2016 Sideshow Inc. The Court of the Dead story, characters and universe are an original intellectual property created by Tom Gilliland, Chief Creative Officer Sideshow, Inc.

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Beautiful book to add to the collection

Let me preface this by saying I had never heard of Court of the Dead before I saw the promo poison apple Sideshow released. After looking into the awesome pieces theyve done I knew I had to get this book to read up. Amazing detail and beautiful artwork throughout.

Fantastic edition to a ever expanding library.

The Chronicle is a great book detailing the ins and out of the underworld. Sideshow Collectibles Mythos surrounding their story is amazing.

Praise the All-Taker

i ordered this as part of the rewards system, and having read the *Wraith: The Oblivion * saga back in the 90s i was expecting the same level of intense writing. the art within was amazing , the writing and the snippets for backstory had me asking for more . but in the end WRAITH is better .

What Every Court of the Dead Fan Should Have

What an eye opener. I was originally drawn into the Court of the Dead with the amazing premium format figures. This was a huge eye opener and shows that a huge amount of time an endless imagination went into creating the COTD. Simply blown away by this story line and cant wait to see it evolve.

can't miss the book!!!

this book is wonderful I can feel the spirit of it.

Love it!

Such amazing read! The depth and beauty this book provide, through such amazing and lush underworld is hard to explain with words . So Tom, Corinna and Landry I humbly throw myself at Your feet ;)

I have no Words

I am very pleased with this book it is something new and young, i am waiting for sideshow to make this characters in 1/6 scale figures i will get them all if they make them like that this book is inspiring and amazing

Collectors quality

If you value art and well made products, this is a really nice book for the collector. I like that Sideshow put out something that is top quality, and detail oriented. I just recently got into Sideshow's Court of the Dead and would love to one day see this turned into a movie.

COTD chronicles of the underworld

Love this book,amazing artwork and the amount of detail in the story itself makes it a interesting read


User manual to CotD. If you like reading books like Covenant of Primus or have had experience with books that delve into narration, then this is the book for you.


Truly a superb book, the illustrations are amazing and the story as well! I really wish to see more contents about this story in the future!

Awesome ..

Got more than i expected. Insanely awesome book....

Wonderful worldbuilding companion

Gorgeous art, in depth character and worldbuilding. Sideshow has creating a valuable new IP with Court of the Dead, and this book is a headfirst dive in! I love it, and you owe it to yourself to buy this.


This book is truly fantastic. It is a wonderful guide in to the world of CoTD. I love Court of the Dead and want to know as much as possible about the Court and this book gives a lovely introduction to the world. Any fan of the universe, the statues or just Sideshow should own this book.


Great read, amazing illustrations, they alone are worth the price. Sideshow, has really stepped up their game with this companion piece to their Court of the Dead Line.

Chronicles of a brand new world

This is it, after so many years, the creative team of Sideshow ventures into the land of creation, and what they created is far beyond, even my biggest dreams. The book is mesmerizing, the art, the lore is so deep and complex, while at the same time easy to approach. I really recommend this book.

Chronicles of the underworld

This is one of the best books I have ever purchased the art is superb and the characters feels like you truly get to know them. I really hope they make another book in this series maybe about the way heaven and hell are governed until then I this amazing book and the comic starting soon.

After death?

I,m in love with these characters. After reading this I want more, now we know the players and the places I need more story. Maybe a mini story to each character. just more! Some of my favorites are not statues yet I hope you (sideshow) keep making these characters and hopefully my favorites!

Welcome to Death's Realm

Words don't describe how amazing this tome is. Sideshow has crafted a world so extravagant and beautiful that it takes your breath away. From the orginial characters to the outstanding artwork, readers will be amazed to the utmost. I highly recommend this book! Welcome to the Underworld.