IDW Publishing FULL DECEMBER 2012 Solicitations

 

Star Trek #16

Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)

Concluding the two-part re-imagining of the classic "Mirror Universe" episode! Don't miss this radical transformation of Kirk & Co., as events unfold leading up to next summer's STAR TREK sequel! Overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!

Variant Photo Cover!

 

Star Trek 100 Page Winter Spectacular 2012

Marc Guggenheim, Scott Tipton, More (w) • David Messina, J.K. Woodward, More (a) • Joe Corroney (c)

Explore the amazing worlds of Star Trek through our continuing series of 100-page spectaculars! How do you deal with killing a legend? Find out in the story of Captain Harriman, the notorious commander of the Enterprise when Captain James T. Kirk was lost and presumed dead. Guest starring Dr. McCoy! Discover the devious inner workings of the Romulan military! Re-enter the Mirror Universe as Kirk's Doppelgänger plots to overthrow his superior… Captain Pike—And more!

FC • 100 pages • $7.99

 

Star Trek: The Next Generation Omnibus

David Tischman, Scott Tipton, David Tipton & Zander Cannon (w) • Casey Maloney, David Messina, Gordon Purcell, & Javier Aranda (a) • Joe Corroney (c)

Star Trek: The Next Generation Omnibus collects 4 graphic novels into one monstrous book! The Space Between, Intelligence Gathering, The Last Generation, and Ghosts.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 480 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN 978-1-61377-537-0

Bullet points:

•    Over 450 pages of Star Trek action!

 

 

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #4 (of 4)

Brannon Braga, Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (w) • Joe Corroney, photo (a & c)

Continuing the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation!

It’s climactic finale of one of the most talked about Star Trek events of the year as past and future collide! Past and future intersect as Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Locutus meet to decide the fate of the United Federation of planets—and the entire Borg Empire!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Variant David Messina “Famous Borgs in History” cover!

Bullet points:

•    Co-written by Hugo winner and legendary ST: TNG scribe, Brannon Braga!

 

 

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #8 (of 8)

Scott & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward & Gordon Purcell (a) • Woodward (c)

The epic crossover between the two greatest science-fiction properties of all time ends here! Our heroes launch a desperate mission behind enemy lines in hopes of ending the CyberBorg threat, but there’s a traitor in their midst...

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Andrea Di Vito variant cover!

Bullet Points:

•    Featuring fan-favorite villains the Borg and the Cybermen!

•    Ask your retailer about the Andrea Di Vito incentive cover!

 

Doctor Who #4

Brandon Seifert (w) • Philip Bond (a) • Mark Buckingham (c)

The second issue in a special two-part story featuring the art of Philip Bond! With the Doctor and Rory on a boys night out gone wrong, Amy must face the Silence on her own! All that plus lots of beer!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Variant photo cover!

Bullet points:

•    Written by Brandon Seifert, co-creator of the Image series Witch Doctor!

•    Art by Philip Bond, best known for Tank Girl and Kill Your Boyfriend!

•    Features fan-favorite villains The Silence!

•    Ask your retailer about the photo incentive cover!

 

Dungeons & Dragons, Vol. 2: First Encounters

John Rogers (w) • Andrea Di Vito, Denis Medri, Horacio Domingues, JUANAN, Guido Guidi, Vicente Alcazar, & Nacho Arranz (a) • Tyler Walpole (c)

The second volume of the acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons comic reveals how our favorite band of adventurers first came together! But in the present day, Fell's Five has found itself stranded in the mystical realm known as the Feywild, with few options for returning home.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 156 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-534-9

Bullet points:

•    “Dungeons & Dragons is perfect for new readers who pick it up randomly, but even more satisfying for those who have known and enjoyed the D&D game for years.” –Dork Shelf

 

Classic Jurassic Park, Vol. 5: Return to Jurassic Park, Part Two

Tom Bierbaum, Mary Bierbaum, Keith Giffen, Dwight Jon Zimmerman, & Renee Witterstaetter (w) • Armando Gil, Walter Simonson, John Byrne, and More (a) • Michael Golden (c)

Classic Jurassic Park, Volume 5 continues the "Return to Jurassic Park" series with issues #5–9. Contains the stories "Heir To The Thunder" and "Photo Finish," which detail researchers Derek and Abby's brush with an insane scientist and the aftermath of his plot to speed up the evolution of the newly reintroduced dinosaurs.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 108 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-533-2

Bullet points:

•    Contains the "Jurassic Jam" issue with over 30 artists taking a turn including John Byrne, Michael Golden, Walter Simonson, and many more.

 

The Crow: Skinning the Wolves #1 (of 3)

James O’Barr (w) • James O’Barr & Jim Terry (a) • James O’Barr (c)

James O'Barr returns to The Crow! In part one of this special three-part tale, "Returning from a Journey," O'Barr and artist Jim Terry craft a harrowing tale set in a concentration camp in 1945 Europe. The night train is being unloaded. And one of the passengers is making a return visit...

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:   

James O’Barr variant cover!

Bullet points:

•    James O’Barr makes his triumphant return to the character he created!

 

Popeye #8

Roger Langridge (w) • Vince Musacchia (a & c)

Poopdeck Pappy's got a new sweetie... but there's more to her than meets the eye! And did somebody say... treasure map? Join Popeye, Olive and Wimpy as they head for the high seas - and help Pappy overcome the trauma of his first bath in forty years!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

 Shawn Dickinson variant cover!

 

Popeye, Vol. 1

Roger Langridge (w) • Bruce Ozella, Ken Wheaton & Tom Neely (a) • Bruce Ozella (c)

Popeye the Sailor Man sails again! E.C. Segar’s classic creation is back, with his first original comic in decades! Written by the Eisner Award-winning Roger Langridge (The Muppets), with pitch-perfect art from Bruce Ozella, Tom Neeley, Ken Wheaton, and John Byrne, it’s a new take on the classic character that’s true to its roots!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-423-6

Bullet points:

•    “Popeye's glorious return to comics is precisely that: glorious.” –Comics Vanguard

 

Classic Popeye #5

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

Both E. C. Segar, the creator of Popeye and his long time assistant Bud Sagendorf were huge science fiction fans. Here the brilliant Sagendorf leads off with an out of this world funny sci-fi fantasy, "Moon Goon!" or "Goon on the Moon!" or "The Man in the Moon is a Goon!". Plus we have a comic featuring everybody's favorite character, Wimpy in "Another Day Another Breakfast!". Three Popeye laugh-filled one-pagers, a special illustrated Swee'pea undersea tale, and you have another lovingly restored, hilarious Popeye comic--TOOT! TOOT!

FC • 52 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

•    A perfect companion to the new Popeye series!

•    Bud Sagendorf’s classic tales, lovingly restored!

Offered Again!

Popeye HC Vol 1: Bud Sagendorf • FC • $29.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-747-4

 

 

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #2 (of 4)

Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a) • Katie Cook x 3 (c)

Queen Chrysalis has returned! Our ponies have no time to horse around, as they set off to rescue their friends from Chrysalis kingdom. What magical adventures await them, and where the heck is Princess Celestia?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

Stephanie Buscema variant cover!

Unique hand-drawn Katie Cook sketch cover!

Bullet points:

•    First My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic in the US!

•    Captures the unique humor and action of the run-away hit cartoon show!

 

Godzilla #8

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Simon Gane (a) • E.J. Su (c)

Boxer is cornered by the government and Godzilla is a giant sized X-factor, wrecking everyone’s plans. Sides are switched, lives are lost… and then the unthinkable happens. The devastating third act of this Godzilla epic begins now!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

Matt Frank variant cover!

Bullet points:

•    Never-before-seen-in-comics Toho monsters appear in this issue!

 

Godzilla: Half Century War # 4 (of 5)

James Stokoe (w & a & c)

New technologies and new recruits lead the AMF now, while Ota and Kentaro are stuck watching. But when a new threat comes to town from space, technology and young blood mean nothing. Will the grizzled vets be able to save the day? Don't miss this action packed issue, it'll have you seeing three Godzillas!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

John Katz variant cover!

Bullet points:

•    Critically acclaimed monster masterpiece in the making!

 

 

 

Judge Dredd #2

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel, Brendan McCarthy (a) • Zach Howard, Greg Staples (c)

In Mega-City one, Judges ARE the law. But what happens when a veteran Judge goes bad? And he's so skilled at hiding his misdeeds that even Judge Dredd is unable to dig up the evidence he needs? Looks like it's time to choose psis... from the Psi Division, that is!

IDW's all-new ongoing series continues here, with the re-introduction of fan-favorite JUDGE ANDERSON! Don't even think about skipping this issue. Because… well, she'll *know*.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

Nick Bradshaw variant cover!

Unique hand-sketched Judge Dredd variant by Kyle Strahm!

Bullet points:

•    (Re)introducing Judge Anderson and the Psi Division!

•    Special back-up story features art and colors by Brendan McCarthy!

•    Variant cover by beloved 2000 AD artist Greg Staples!

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #17

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Ben Bates (a) • Ben Bates, Eastman (c)

He is a warlord, a genius, and a squishy pink brain. He is General Krang. One of the most signature villains in TMNT history, Krang has an arsenal and wit unlike any other villain. This issue starts a story arc that reveals Krang’s master plan and sees the TMNT come into direct confrontation with one of their mightiest enemies!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

Andy Kuhn variant cover!

Bullet points:

•    Start of a new story arc! Great jumping-on point!

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Micro-Series: Michelangelo

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (w & a & c)

The original Micro-Series is BACK, this time with all-new colors! Michelangelo's trademark playfulness, empathy, and easygoing nature are displayed in full four-color glory in this classic one-shot story. Mikey experiences a very merry (and very harrowing!) Christmas, adopting a stray cat while stopping thieves from stealing toys meant for orphaned children. Santa's got nothing on this green ninja with a big heart!

FC • 38 pages • $3.99

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Vol. 3

Michael Dooney, Steve Murphy, & A.C.Farley (w) • Michael Dooney, Jim Lawson, & A.C. Farley (a) • Michael Dooney (c)

Issues #27–29 are collected in Volume 3 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics. Includes "Dreams of Stone," "Sons of the Silent Age," and "Men of Shadow" with stories and art by Michael Dooney, Jim Lawson, Steve Murphy, and A.C. Farley.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-538-7

Bullet points:

•    Presented in All-New Full Color!

 

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 (of 4)

Mateus Santolouco, Erik Burnham (w) • Santolouco (a) • Rafael Grampa (c)

Demons, ninjas, and hostile takeovers-what more can you expect from a TMNT comic? The first installment of this new miniseries reveals a history never told before about the original founder of the Foot. Join the Turtles as they get a history lesson that they will never forget!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

Mateus Santolouco variant cover!

Kevin Eastman variant cover!

Bullet points:

•    The origin of Shredder and the Foot Clan revealed!

•    Dives into vital secrets key to the TMNT ongoing!

•    Written and drawn by fan-favorite Mateus Santolouco (TMNT #5, Dial H for Hero)!

 

G.I. JOE #20

Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Ken Loh (c)

TARGET: SNAKE EYES hurtles toward its shocking conclusion! SERPENTOR’S FANG BRIGADE closes in on the Arashikage refuge deep in the jungle. HELIX and SNAKE EYES battle for their lives surrounded on all sides by warring foes. The G.I. JOE team rides to the rescue—but will they find a battlefield or a graveyard?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Dave Wilkins interconnected cover!

Bullet points:

•    TARGET: SNAKE EYES CONTINUES!

•    SNAKE EYES versus G.I. JOE!

 

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #20

Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a & c)

TARGET: SNAKE EYES ends the only way it can—in the mano y mano, ninja to ninja battle that G.I. JOE fans have been waiting for! SNAKE EYES versus STORM SHADOW in a fight to the end—with the fate of the Arashikage clan at stake.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

 Dave Wilkins interconnected cover!

Bullet points:

•    G.I. JOE versus SNAKE EYES versus STORM SHADOW!

•    Leads in to next month’s shocker!

 

Cobra #20

Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a & c)

OKTOBER IS BURNING! The covert G.I. JOE team is in for the fight of their lives as they go toe-to-toe against the OKTOBER GUARD! But who are they? Where did they come from? And what do they want? The answers will shock you—but we can tell you that MAJOR BLUDD is looking for retribution!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:   

Joe Eisma & Juan Castro variant cover!

Bullet points:

•    The OKTOBER GUARD are here—and they want to take down G.I. Joe!

•    The biggest story COBRA has ever told!

 

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #185

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant  (a) • Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema (c)

Things are finally coming to a head between DARKLON and DESTRO! With the two adversaries confronting each other for the first time in years, things could get out of control—fast! Meanwhile, G.I. JOE is in trouble: CLUTCH and ROCK N’ ROLL are trapped in COBRA’s new HQ and a new mission in Benzheen takes a turn for the worse! The villains reign supreme in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #185!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:   

Variant Larry Hama sketch cover!

 

G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow, Vol. 1

Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a) • Andrea DiVito (c)

SNAKE EYES returns to Japan to re-join the Arashikage clan and team up with STORM SHADOW. Their target: the new COBRA COMMANDER! Will the most dangerous JOE turn his back on his loyalties and his friends just to bring down the new COBRA leader?

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-419-9

Bullet points:

•    Collects issues #13–17.

 

G.I. JOE/Transformers, Vol. 2

Josh Blaylock & Dan Jolley (w) • Mike S. Miller, E.J. Su, Tim Seeley, Emiliano Santalucia, & Guido Guidi (a) • Mike S. Miller (c)

COBRA gains control of giant, transforming robots and uses them in their attacks. In response, the United States military forms an elite group of soldiers, G.I. JOE. COBRA COMMANDER, MEGATRON, HAWK, BUMBLEBEE, OPTIMUS PRIME, and more do battle.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 248 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-535-6

Bullet points:

•    Collects all 10 issues of G.I. JOE vs The Transformers and G.I. JOE vs The Transformers II.

 

 

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #12

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Andrew Griffith, Casey Coller (c)

THE RETURN! He’s back… and CYBERTRON will never be the same. Everything BUMBLEBEE and his AUTOBOTS have built teeters at the edge of collapse—and STARSCREAM has to make the choice his whole life has been leading to.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:   

Casey Coller variant “rock poster” cover!

Bullet points:

•    The countdown to the end of the Cybertronian epic begins here!

•    The fate of PROWL is revealed!

•    The “IDW World Tour” continues! Watch for variant “rock poster” covers of all your favorite titles over the coming months, culminating in a rock festival blowout you won’t believe for San Diego Comic-Con International 2013!

 

 

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #12

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)

AUTOBOTS VERSUS DECEPTICONS! The crew of the Lost Light confronts a band of rogue DECEPTICONS—with terrible consequences. As an AUTOBOT slips closer to death, a single decision sets in motion a chain of events that might just spell the end for RODIMUS and his band of travelers.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Casey Coller variant “rock poster” cover!

Bullet points:

•    The hit series continues to build the universe of the TRANSFORMERS!

•    The quest for the KNIGHTS OF CYBERTRON moves forward!

•    The “IDW World Tour” continues! Watch for variant “rock poster” covers of all your favorite titles over the coming months, culminating in a rock festival blowout you won’t believe for San Diego Comic-Con International 2013!

 

Transformers Spotlight: Orion Pax

James Roberts (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Kurth, Livio Ramondelli (c)

BEFORE OPTIMUS PRIME—there was Orion Pax! Four million years ago, the future leader of the AUTOBOTS disappeared into the Cybertronian wilderness to save a friend. What happened next would take him to the very brink—and have startling repercussions on the current comics!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Orion Pax design cover!

Bullet points:

•    The fan-favorite SPOTLIGHTS return!

•    Written by MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE’s James Roberts!

•    Art by ULTIMATE IRON MAN and newuniversal’s Steve Kurth!

 

Transformers: Robots In Disguise, Vol. 2

John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli, Brendan Cahill, & Andrew Griffith (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)

OPTIMUS PRIME has given up his title and is now Orion Pax, and he is on the trail of the deadliest DECEPTICON of all…SHOCKWAVE. The Decepticon Justice Division gets a turn as well, hunting those who disobeyed MEGATRON. And the DINOBOTS are back, headed by Ironhide into the Cybertronian wilderness searching for lost AUTOBOTS…but what they find might be the greatest danger of all!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-541-7

 

Transformers: Complete Drift

Shane McCarthy (w) • Alex Milne & Casey Coller (a) • Trevor Hutchison (c)

Drift gets the deluxe upgrade as the four-issue mini-series plus the Spotlight issue is collected in this hard cover oversized edition. Once a DECEPTICON, Drift now fights alongside the AUTOBOTS in the ongoing Civil War. How he came to be here, why he was once known as DEADLOCK, and how he came to be at odds with his DECEPTICON allies is revealed.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-539-4

Bullet points:

•    Oversized Hard Cover Edition!

 

Transformers: Regeneration One #86

Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)

DARK REIGN! The fallout from the devastation on Earth ripples outwards, all the way to Nebulos, where GRIMLOCK faces his own darkest demons and a fateful choice that may cost him his very Spark. The dark reign of SCORPONOK begins here, and nothing will ever be the same again!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Geoff Senior variant cover!

Bullet points:

•    Legends Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman rock you like no one else can!

•    A story so powerful, it should come with a warning!

 

Transformers: Prime—Rage of the Dinobots #2 (of 4)

Mike Johnson & Mairghread Scott (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Ken Christiansen (c)

CYBERTRON FALLING! As their world collapses around them, the DINOBOTS battle SHOCKWAVE’s forces to protect the fleeing Cybertronians! SWOOP’s life hangs in the balance—his teammates fight to save him, but will he succumb to evil? The answer may not be what you expect!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Nick Roche inter-connected variant cover, connecting with the variants for issues # 1 – 4!

Bullet points:

•    Bringing the fan-favorite DINOBOTS to the mega-popular PRIME world!

•    A bold new world of TRANSFORMERS storytelling—in continuity with the hit TV show but blazing an exciting trail you can only see in comics!

 

Transformers: Prime Season 2

Mike Johnson (w) • Various (a)

The animated action of Transformers is back for season 2! Picking up right where we left our heroes after the events of "One Shall Rise," Unicron has been defeated… but OPTIMUS PRIME has lost his memory! But not to worry, MEGATRON has plans for his newest recruit... unless the AUTOBOTS can stop their nemesis and save their leader!

TPB • FC • $7.99 • 132 pages • 5” x 7” • ISBN 978-1-61377-540-0

 

Kiss #7

Tom Waltz (w) • Kenneth Loh (a) • Loh, Xermanico (c)

“Into the Void,” Part 1! The Four-Who-Are-One have fought against the Destroyer God in the Dark Ages, Prohibition Era Chicago... even in the hot bodies of radical 80's teenaged girls!  But now, alongside the enigmatic She, they fight on a new front in their eternal war of good versus evil -- the very interstellar void they call home! Can these cosmic warriors bring their master, the Elder, victory at last... or will this mark the end for the Demon, Starchild, Catman, and Celestial? The final battle for the Universe is at hand!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Variant photo cover!

Bullet points:

•    Written by Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) with art by Kenneth Loh (Dead Rising: Road To Fortune)

 

Kiss, Vol. 1

Chris Ryall & Tom Waltz (w) • Jamal Igle & Casey Maloney (a) • Nick Runge (c)

Four ordinary humans in 1920s Chicago find themselves caught up in a battle of epic proportions that will reverberate across time and space in “Dressed to Kill.” In "A World Without Heroes" travel to a forgotten time of swords and sorcery, dragons and wizards, warriors and maidens. A once-united kingdom has become irreversibly divided. Can the Demon, Starchild, Catman, and Celestial save their world?

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-420-5

Bullet points:

•    KISS is back in an all-new comic series that will appeal to longtime fans and new readers alike!

•    “A great story, well written, fantastic art, this book has everything.” GeeksOfDoom.com

 

True Blood #8

Michael McMillian (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Jenny Frison (c)

With Bon Temps facing eradication by an ancient and powerful wolf pack, the town’s best hope lies with Sookie and Alcide convincing the werewolves and vampires to set aside their differences and work together. But with vampires taking the blame for the initial attacks, tensions are high…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Variant photo cover!

Bullet points:

•    Jenny Frison (I, Vampire) joins the team as the new regular cover artist!

•    All-new story delves into the mystery of True Blood’s werewolves!

•    Over 450 pages of Star Trek action!

•    Ask your retailer about the photo incentive cover!

 

True Blood, Vol. 1: Where Were You?

Ann Nocenti & Michael McMillian (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)

Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, returns as an ongoing series! Do you remember where you were the day vampires came out of the coffin? On the anniversary of the “Great Revelation,” Sookie and the crew look back and reflect on the day that changed their lives forever.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 120 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-424-3

Bullet points:

•    Creative collaboration with True Blood creator/writer/producer Alan Ball!

 

 

Mars Attacks #6

John Layman (w) • John McCrea (a & c)

An exciting new story arc starts here! As human ramp up their defenses, the Martians unleash a new weapon from their arsenal... the freeze ray! Don’t miss any of the action in this runaway hit series!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover: 

Variant Francesco Francavilla cover!

Bullet Points:

•    Each issue of this arc comes polybagged with a Mars Attacks card featuring the variant cover art!

•    Variant covers for this arc depict scenes that occur 30 seconds after famous cards from the original set from 1962! The first artist in the “30 Seconds Later” series is Francesco Francavilla!

•    Written by John Layman, co-creator of the Eisner-winning series Chew!

•    Art by John McCrea, Eisner-winner for Hitman!

 

Ghostbusters #16

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

After several tough cases, the Ghostbusters are ready for a real day off from dealing with the supernatural... but that doesn't necessarily mean the supernatural is going to take a day off from them. Ready to settle in and do some relaxing, they are surprised as a spectral child appears before them, speaking one word before it disappears -- help. 

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Chris Madden variant “rock poster” cover!

Bullet points:

•    The “IDW World Tour” continues! Watch for variant “rock poster” covers of all your favorite titles over the coming months, culminating in a rock festival blowout you won’t believe for San Diego Comic-Con International 2013!

 

Joe Palooka # 1 (of 6)

Mike Bullock & Matt Triano (w) • Fernando Peniche (a) • Jace McTier (c)

The legendary Joe Palooka name returns in this all-new version, as Joe fights for his freedom and for his life around the world. Set in the violent and dangerous world of top- tier mixed martial arts, this series will get you in its grip and not let go until you tap out.  

Accused of a murder he didn't commit, Nick Davis flees a police manhunt, picks up the name Joe Palooka in a Tijuana tough-man contest and then travels the world seeking to clear his name while making a name for himself at the same time.  

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover: 

Marat Mychaels variant cover!

Bullet points:

•    Top UFC superstars are on board and the first full-length MMA comic book ever has MMA and UFC fans BUZZING in anticipation of Joe Palooka's release.

 

The Adventures of Augusta Wind #2 (of 5)

J.M. DeMatteis (w) • Vasillis Gogtzilas (a & c)

Forgotten by her family, hunted by the Omniphant, Augusta Wind seeks safety in the deeps of the other-dimensional Swirl.  But the dangers of the Swirl may prove to be far worse than the threats Augusta left behind on Earth.  

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Painted Vasillis Gogtzilas cover!

Bullet points:

•    All-new fantasy series from the acclaimed writer of Abadazad, J.M. DeMatteis!

 

The Hollows # 1 (of 4)

Chris Ryall (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)

An all-new series from the creator of The Maxx and the co-creator of Zombies vs Robots! Sam Kieth and Chris Ryall transport you to a near-future Japan, where burned-out husks—the Hollows—wantonly devour souls throughout the city. Far above, a segment of society lives safely in giant tree-cities, but the problems below have a way of growing out of control…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover: 

Sam Kieth hand-drawn sketch cover!

Bullet points:

•    The creator of The Maxx and the co-creator of Zombies vs Robots pair up for an all-new series!

 

Love and Capes: What to Expect #5 (of 6)

Thom Zahler (w & a) • Zahler & Chris Bailey (c)

You ever watch those house shows where two sets of neighbors trade houses for a weekend? Well, Mark and Abby are experiencing something like that: They’re swapping bodies. But, unlike those shows, they didn’t sign up for this. And there’s only a month left until Abby… er, Mark’s… due date! As if that weren't enough, Amazonia learns her fate, too. Excitement and laughs abound as the baby countdown comes to a close.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

•    This issue’s cover features inking by Chris Bailey (Disney animator and recipient of the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award)!

•    “One of the few comic book ‘romantic comedies’ that actually manages to live up to that genre by actually being romantic and funny.”—Chris Sims, ComicsAlliance

 

Womanthology: Space # 3 (of 5)

Rachel Edidin, Jennifer  De Guzman, Robin Furth (w) • Leigh Dragoon, Sophia Foster-Dimino, and more (a) • Renae DeLiz (c)

You can't travel through space without a ship, and these 3 stories take you on 3 very different adventures. Dreamy, creepy, and just plain fun, explore the infinite in this strange and galactic issue! 

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover: 

Hanie Mohd variant cover!

 

 

Locke & Key: Ω #2 (of 6)

Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

A ghost haunts the long halls of Keyhouse—the spirit of Bode Locke, cast out of his body by the Demon named Dodge—and only one person can hear his voice: Bode's old playmate, Rufus Whedon. It's time to soldier up: the final battle for Keyhouse is about to begin.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover: 

Variant photo cover!

Bullet points:

•    Only 6 more issues of Locke & Key left!

 

 

Transfusion #2 (of 3)

Steve Niles (w) • menton3 (a & c)

In a future overrun by out-of-control machines and monsters, a handful of human survivors try to fight their way back to a normal life. But what is normal in a world where both monsters and machines need human blood? Find out in this horrific new series by 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles and menton3, the demented artist behind Monocyte!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover: 

Variant menton3 cover!

Bullet points:

•    Vampires vs. Robots!

•    Written by Steve Niles of 30 Days of Night fame!

•    Evocative artwork by menton3 (Monocyte)!

 

 

Alan Robert’s Killogy #2 (of 4)

Alan Robert (w & a & c)

The prison cell walls are closing in fast on our all-star cast, which features original characters based on the likenesses of Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, the Sopranos), Marky Ramone (The Ramones) and Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter). The unlikely trio quickly discovers that they are no longer alone in the abandoned police station and Marky Ramone is forced to take matters into his own hands... and in his hands is his trusty baseball bat!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover: 

Variant Ben Templesmith cover!

Bullet points:

•    Story and art by Alan Robert of hard-rock group Life of Agony!

•    Ask your retailer about the Ben Templesmith incentive cover!

•    For more on the series, check out killogycomic.com!

 

Let’s Play God #3 (of 4)

Brea & Zane Grant (w) • EricJ (a & c)

Punk is dead. You’re next. Zane and Brea Grant (We Will Bury You, Suicide Girls) and EricJ (Rex Mundi, Fly) continue their presentation of a girl’s ultimate descent into a world of blood. One band member has been murdered and another is a prime suspect. What else to you expect from a band named Doomed Earth?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover: 

Variant Dennis Calero cover!

Bullet points:

•    Written by Zane and Brea Grant (Suicide Girls)!

•    Art by EricJ, co-creator of Rex Mundi!

•    Ask your retailer about the Dennis Calero (Cowboys & Aliens) incentive cover!

 

Borderlands: Origins #2 (of 4)

Mikey Neumann  (w) • Agustin Padilla (a & c)

“Lilith.” The legions of fans of the smash-hit video game BORDERLANDS have been clamoring to know: how did the Vault Hunters get on the bus with Marcus in the first place? Find out how Lilith started her journey with Mordecai, Roland, and Brick as her backstory about coming to terms with being a Siren unfolds. Learn how a young girl came to understand her incredible power, and how that power helped to save a world.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover: 

Gabe Eltaeb variant cover!

Bullet points:

•    Over 8 million copies of the Borderlands video game sold worldwide!

•    Comics contain all-new official canon Borderlands origin stories not seen anywhere else!

 

Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition New Printing

Dave Stevens (w & a & c)

Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer: Artist's Edition was the first Artist's Edition and it was a runaway hit, selling out in near-record time. Now, due to incredible demand from both fans and retailers, IDW is bringing this Eisner Award-winning book back with a snazzy new edition! This Artist's Edition collects both Rocketeer graphic novels in their entirely, nearly every page has been scanned from Dave Stevens' beautiful original art!

HC • BW • $75.00 net discount item • 140 Pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-572-1

Bullet points

•    Over 450 pages of Star Trek action!

•    What is an Artist’s Edition?

•    AN ARTIST'S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.

•    While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

•    See these classic tales as they first appeared: On Dave Stevens’ drawing board!

 

Battle Beasts

Bobby Curnow (w) • Valerio Schiti (a) • Dan Brereton (c)

It's just another average day for Bliss, an ignored linguist at the Department of Defense. However, when Bliss unlocks the secret translation of an ancient scroll, terror rains from the sky... in the form of the BATTLE BEASTS! Unstoppable creatures armed to the teeth, the Battle Beasts are determined to make Earth their own personal war zone. Nothing can stop their merciless carnage. Nothing except perhaps a gentle word from the one woman who can understand them—Bliss!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-417-5

Bullet points:

•    Over 450 pages of Star Trek action!

•    "In Battle Beasts, IDW goes above and beyond to make a really good COMIC, not just another licensed book. They got some great talent, who put together a really cool story based on these little toys." -Geeks of Doom

 

Haunted Horror #2

Various (w & a) • Basil Wolverton (c)

Back from the opened grave are more masterpieces of the macabre from the horror comics of the 1950s. Genius horror artists of the known and unknown variety poured their tortured souls into these comics. The best and rarest stories have been chosen with the help of top horror comic collectors and all lovingly restored and presented in full-creepy color.  You will be thrilled, chilled and maybe even a little sickened by the over-the-top ghouls and gore in the thick 52 page Haunted Horrors. From the fiends that brought you Dick Briefer's Frankensten, Bob Powell's Terror and Zombies in the Chilling Archives of Horror Comics. Grab Haunted Horror before some do-gooders ban it! 

FC • 52 pages • $3.99

 

The Pound: Ghoul’s Night Out #4 (of 4)

Stephan Nilson (w) • Ibrahim Moustafa (a & c)

The ghoul uprising is foiled. The Council of Four is saved. Howie finally tells his fiance what he and Scottie are doing at work, and none of this turns out to be a good thing for the guys as we wrap up the second series of The Pound.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Chasing the Dead #2 (of 4)

Matthew Scott, Tim Westland  (w) • Dietrich Smith (a & c)

Her daughter has been missing for only two hours, but Sue has already been forced to drive out into a blinding snowstorm to dig up the corpse of a serial killer in the nearby town of Gray Haven. With ten more hours before sunrise, it’s clear the worst night of her life has only just begun. Five more towns to visit, with five more horrific tasks waiting in each one. But along the way, Sue encounters a mysterious hitchhiker knows the identity of her faceless tormentor and his plans for Sue and her daughter.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

•    Continuing the fast-paced, ferociously tense supernatural thriller from the twisted mind of Star Wars horror novelist Joe Schrieber (Red Harvest, Death Troopers)!

 

Angora Napkin, Vol. 2: Harvest of Revenge

Troy Little (w & a & c)

Welcome to the next mind-numbing chapter in the Eisner Nominated ANGORA NAPKIN saga! A quiet gig in a desolate Hell's Angels bar unexpectedly turns violent! Mallory has been abducted! One by one the girls of Angora Napkin fall prey to the sinister machinations orchestrated by the psychotic uber-nerd known only as Mr. Otaku. What diabolical master plan does he hold in store for this luscious trio? Are you nerd enough to delve into horror beyond imagination? Then brace yourself for the insane sex-violence that is HARVEST OF REVENGE!

HC • FC • $29.99 • 164 pages • 7” x 9” • ISBN 978-1-61377-528-8

Bullet points:

•    Volume 1 was a 2010 Eisner Nominee for Best Publication For Teens.

Offered Again!

Angora Napkin, Vol. 1 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-339-1

 

Bringing Up Father, Vol. 2: Of Cabbages and Kings

George McManus (w & a & c)

Maggie and Jiggs are back in "Of Cabbages and Kings," an extravaganza that contains all dailies and Sundays from February 22, 1937–December 31, 1938. The hilarious battling couple go to London for the King's coronation. Upon their return, Jiggs decides the only way he'll convince Maggie to move back to the old neighborhood is to lose his fortune. He makes one outlandish investment after another but each time he only becomes richer, until he hits on the right formula. For Maggie, the unthinkable happens: it's back to eating boiled cabbage when the wealthy Jiggs goes broke!

HC • PC • $49.99 • 272 pages • 11” x 10” • ISBN 978-1-61377-532-5

Bullet points:

•    Volume 1 was a 2010 Eisner Nominee for Best Archival Project.

Offered Again!

Bringing Up Father, Vol. 1 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-508-1

 

X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan, Vol. 5

Archie Goodwin (w) • Al Williamson (a & c)

Al Williamson creates what is arguably his best artwork of the 1970s as he and Archie Goodwin wrap up their run of Secret Agent Corrigan. This final volume contains all strips from June 13, 1977–February 2, 1980.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 288 pages • 11” x 10” • ISBN 978-1-61377-542-4

Bullet points:

•    Completes Al Williamson’s and Archie Goodwin’s run on X-9!

Offered Again!

X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan, Vol. 1 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-697-2

X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan, Vol. 2 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-871-6

X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan, Vol. 3 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-092-4

X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan, Vol. 4 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-236-2

 

Archie: Best of Dan DeCarlo, Vol. 1

Dan DeCarlo (a & c)

Beginning his career at Archie in the mid 1950s, Dan DeCarlo soon became the main artist on Betty and Veronica, and drew every Archie character at one time or another in his nearly 50-year career with Archie. The stories in this collection are from what is generally regarded as DeCarlo's best period—the mid 1950s to the early 1970s.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 152 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-529-5

Bullet points:

•    Reproduced from the original art and re-colored to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction

 

Michael WM. Kaluta: Sketchbook Series, Vol. 3

N/A (w) • Michael WM. Kaluta (a & c)

The third volume of the Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook series continues to showcase the acclaimed artists lovely drawings, doodles, preliminaries and illustrations. All scanned by the artist from his personal sketchbooks, and nearly all has never seen the light of day before now. This book, and the entire series, are a treasure trove of gorgeous Kaluta art!

TPB • B&W • $9.99 • 48 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-536-3   

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