IDW Publishing OCTOBER 2010 Solicitations

IDW Publishing OCTOBER 2010 Solicitation

IDW has a lot to come in October 2010’s solicitations. There’s more of their licenses like G.I. Joe and Jurassic Park, and new creator-owned series like Edge of Doom. But really, all you need to worry about is pre-ordering The Outfit. Now. See that and all of IDW’s October offerings below.

Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit

Darwyn Cooke (w & a & c)

Darwyn Cooke is the Eisner Award-winning writer/artist of such classics as DC: The New Frontier, Selina’s Big Score, and last year’s smash-hit, The Hunter. Now, Cooke is back and following up the New York Times best-selling Hunter with a heart-pounding sequel: The Outfit.

After evening the score with those who betrayed him, and recovering the money he was cheated out of from the syndicate, Parker is riding high, living in swank hotels and enjoying the finer things in life again. Until, that is, he’s fingered by a squealer who rats him out to the Outfit for the price they put on his head… and they find out too late that if you push Parker, it better be all the way into the grave!

Darwyn Cooke is an Eisner- and Emmy-winning creator whose adaptation of Richard Stark’s first groundbreaking Parker novel has earned him multiple 2010 Eisner Award nominations!

HC • PC • $24.99 • 160 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-762-7

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

Bullet points:

•    Ask your retailer about getting an exclusive 16-page Darwyn Cooke Parker art book. Crammed full of sketches, character designs, cover roughs, and more, all published in this extremely rare book for the first time!

•    Also available, a beautiful, suitable-for-framing print of the cover to The Outfit signed by Darwyn Cooke!

•    The second of four standalone Parker graphic novels by Darwyn Cooke!

•    The Hunter was on over 50 “Best of the Year” lists for 2009.

•    Adapted from the classic caper novel by Richard Stark, a pseudonym for Donald E. Westlake, one of the best-selling crime and mystery writers of all time.

•    The Hunter, one of the most-lauded books of the year, sold out quickly, prompting a second printing.

Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter

Darwyn Cooke (w & a & c)

The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind—to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!

HC • PC • $24.99 • 144 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-493-0

Famous Monsters of Filmland #252

Various (w) • Various (a) • Guy Davis (c)

The revival of the No. 1 monster fan magazine continues with our Halloween issue, featuring a “then and now” look at Hammer Films, with a special focus on the upcoming Let Me In! Revisit Clive Barker’s Nightbreed! An in-depth analysis of the gloriously restored silent classic Metropolis! The heart-stopping work of Joe Hill! A peek behind the scenes of monster builders Moebius Models! The winners of the FM Beauty Contest held at our summer convention! All of this and more inside a cover by Eisner Award-winning artist Guy Davis, with the second in a series of incentive covers by the incredible William Stout!

FC • 128 pages • $12.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-836-5

Expected in-store date: October 27, 2010

© 2010 Famous Monsters of Filmland.

G.I. Joe: Origins #20

David Lapham (w) • Werther Dell’Edera (a) • Tom Feister (c)

“Sedition by Numbers,” Part 1: Psychologist Dr. Lester Horvath is a rising star in COBRA: he has developed a number scheme to categorize recruits, and its implementation has shaped COBRA into a well-oiled machine. Michael Monk is a failure—jobless, broke, on the verge of suicide. When a therapy test brings startling results, Dr. Horvath may suddenly have a purpose for Michael Monk…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

Bullet points:

•    New story arc! New creative team! New important character!

•    Written by Eisner Award-winning writer David Lapham (Stray Bullets)!

G.I. Joe #23

Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a & c)

M.A.S.S. DESTRUCTION, Part 1: Helix arrives in the Pit to join the Joes’ struggle against the threat known as COBRA, and proves she’s tough enough in combat with the deadliest Joe. Also, Stalker and his team go mano a mano in a fight to the death with a COBRA strike team.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

Bullet points:

•    First Appearance of Storm Shadow!

•    Ask your retailer how to get the Trevor Hutchison special cover!

G.I. Joe: Cobra #9

Mike Costa, Christos N. Gage (w) • Sergio Carrera (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)

The shocking conclusion to “Serpent’s Tales”! Scoop has gathered a wealth of information on Serpentor’s cult, the Coil. Now he plans to escape and reveal it to the world. Can one man bring down the Coil, or does its reach extend farther than anyone imagined?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 20, 2010

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #159

Larry Hama (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Padilla, Rod Whigham (c)

After a surprise strike that catches COBRA off guard, the hastily re-formed G.I. JOE team takes back the initiative and launches its full counter-offensive against COBRA. And Dr. Venom’s plot from beyond the grave finally begins to unfold!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 27, 2010

Bullet points:

•    Ask your retailer about the limited Larry Hama sketch cover!

G.I. Joe: Special Missions, Volume 2

Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe (a) • Robert Atkins (c)

It takes A REAL AMERICAN HERO to handle these SPECIAL MISSIONS! Presenting G.I. JOE’s Special Missions, re-mastered, re-colored, and collected for the very first time! Collects G.I. JOE: Special Missions #8-14, which includes stories such as “Ambush,” “Plausible Denial,” “Sheep’s Clothing,” “Washout,” and more.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 172 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-758-0

Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

Transformers: Prime

Mike Johnson (w) • E.J. Su, Allan Jefferson, David Daza, Joe St. Pierre (a)

This all-new graphic novel adventure leads directly into the hotly anticipated TRANSFORMERS PRIME animated series! In this epic first adventure, battles across CYBERTRON have left CLIFFJUMPER and his fellow AUTOBOTS in desperate need of help against the threat of MEGATRON and the evil DECEPTICONS. What is it that leads them from war-torn CYBERTRON across the galaxy to Earth? Find out in this special feature-length story!

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 96 Pages • 5” x 7” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-832-7

Expected in-store date: October 20, 2010

Transformers #12

Mike Costa (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Don Figueroa, Guidi (c)

“International Incident,” part 4: The action-packed conclusion to the biggest Transformers story of the year! Will Optimus and the Autobots survive? Well... probably. But an internal betrayal at Skywatch changes a victory into a potential loss and puts a new leader directly in the line of fire.

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

Bullet points:

•    Major character shake-up! Don’t miss this issue!

•    Ask your retailer how to get the ultra-cool Don Figueroa sketch cover!

Transformers: Sector 7 #2 (of 6)

John Barber (w) • Joe Suitor (a) • Brian Rood (c)

Twenty years have passed since SECTOR 7 discovered the so-called “Mega-Man” under Arctic ice. The Original Seven have scattered—some are dead, others simply missing. But on the site where the Hoover Dam will soon be built, Walter Simmons has discovered the Transformers’ mighty Allspark—and a very much alive JETFIRE wants it for himself!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

Bullet points:

•    Ask your retailer how to get the rare Joe Suitor inter-connected covers!

Transformers: ’Bots of Science

Megan Bryant, Marty Isenberg (w) • Boo (a & c)

During the Great War between the TRANSFORMERS and the DECEPTICONS, the Decepticons unleashed a terrible new weapon called Cosmic Rust. Ratchet, an experienced medic, can’t fight Cosmic Rust on his own. Can an AUTOBOT and a DECEPTICON—two ’Bots of Science—work together to stop the damage? Find out in this specially formatted graphic novel, created for young readers!

TPB • FC • $3.99 • 32 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-767-2

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

Bullet Points

•    An early-reader graphic novel intended for reading level 4.

•    Written by Marty Isenberg—the head writer of TRANSFORMERS: ANIMATED and BEAST WARS television shows, and adapted by Megan E. Bryant, popular author and editor of children’s books including Fireflies, Welcome Spring!, Meet the Mudsters, and Royal Easter Tea Party.

•    Emphasizes cooperation and overcoming differences to achieve greater good.

Transformers: Drift #3 (of 4)Shane McCarthy (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

Drift’s presence has been discovered, and he must now choose between old allies and new. Can one final act of courage save his soul? Or has he gone too far toward darkness to ever hope of coming back? A colossal battle is brewing, and Drift’s future has never been more uncertain!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

Bullet points:

•    The bi-weekly series concludes this month!

•    Ask your retailer about the Guido Guidi special cover!

Transformers: Drift #4 (of 4) Shane McCarthy (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

The time for conflict has arrived! But can Drift possibly hope to survive the coming onslaught? Old fears are put aside and new bonds are forged as Drift and the Knights prepare to make their final stand!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 Expected in-store date: October 27, 2010

Bullet points:

•    Ask your retailer about the Guido Guidi special cover!

Spike #1 (of 8)

Brian Lynch (w) • Franco Urru (a & c)

No Bad too big in this all-new monthly series! The fan-favorite Angel team of Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru are back! And this time, it’s all about Spike. He’s out on his own, away from Angel’s watchful eye, and in charge of his own destiny. Lover, fighter, vampire with a soul, he’s kick-starting his biggest adventure yet. Damsels, prepare to be saved and wooed! Forces of evil, get ready to be destroyed and mocked! Featuring guest-appearances by Angel, Illyria, and a face from the past seeking to destroy his future!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 20, 2010

Bullet points:

•    From the fan-favorite writer of Angel: After the Fall!

•    Art by Franco Urru (Angel: After the Fall, Spike: After the Fall)

•    Guest-starring Spike: Asylum’s Tok, Beck, and Betta George!

•    Coming soon… Willow! Willow?! Yep, you read that right.

Angel vs. Frankenstein II

John Byrne (w & a & c)

More than a century before, Angelus faced a monster born out of one man’s nightmares. He thought it was destroyed, but now, on the streets of New York in the 1920s, Angel finds it alive and hungering for revenge.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

Angel #38

Bill Willingham, Bill Williams (w) • Elena Casagrande (a) • Jenny Frison (c)

Death. Destruction. Destiny. None of these can compare with the betrayal Team Angel is about to face, the old enemy that’s about to re-surface, and the epic showdown Angel and Connor are going to have to tackle together. And someone other than the readers finally wonders, just what the hell is really up with Spike?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 27, 2010

Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell #1 (of 4)

Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Fabio Mantovani (A) • Joe Corroney, Michael Stribling (c)

When the most infamous villain in STAR TREK history is last seen in the Original Series episode “Space Seed,” Khan Noonian Singh’s an elegant, proud warrior-king. When he’s next seen in STAR TREK II, he’s a grizzled maniac, twisted by loss and an unquenchable thirst for revenge. What has happened between these two points in time to so radically alter what seemed to be an unbreakable will?

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

Star Trek: Captain’s Log: Jellico One-Shot

Keith R.A. DeCandido (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)

The story behind the man who replaced Captain Picard! When Captain Edward Jellico took command of the Starship Enterprise in the landmark NEXT GENERATION two-parter “Chain of Command,” it took the STAR TREK world by storm! Now, learn the background of one of the most controversial characters in TREK history, as Captain Jellico’s new first officer joins the U.S.S. Cairo only to find herself thrust into a conflict with the Cardassians...

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 20, 2010

Star Trek: Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor

John Byrne (w & a & c)

Space, the final frontier... And on that frontier and beyond, humans and aliens alike need medical care. Enter Leonard McCoy, Doctor of Space Medicine, later of the U.S.S. Enterprise! Now delight at John Byrne’s tale set in the period before Star Trek: The Motion Picture! Featuring appearances by Captain James T. Kirk, Montgomery Scott, and other familiar faces!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-748-1

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

Star Trek: Movie Adaptation

Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Tim Jones, Mike Johnson (w) • David Messina (a & c)

J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster revitalization of the Star Trek franchise was the most thrilling film of 2009. Now, under the direction of Abrams and screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, comes the highly anticipated graphic adaptation of the film! Additionally, new scenes and moments cut from the movie are revealed—an event no Star Trek fan can dare miss!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 142 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-765-8

Expected in-store date: October 27, 2010

Edge of Doom #1 (of 5)

Steve Niles (w) • Kelley Jones (a & c)

Discover the true meaning of terror as fright-masters Steve Niles and Kelley Jones bring this all-new series to life! In this issue, we watch as a very sad and lonely man reaches the end of his rope, only to discover he’s in way deeper than he ever imagined. It seems there’s an army of little demons in his garden, and he’s their next sacrifice!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #2 (of 6)

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

On a bitter winter day, Kinsey Locke encounters a madwoman who just might be able to unlock the darkest secrets of Keyhouse. But forcing the truth out of her won’t be easy, and besides... Dodge has no intention of ever giving Erin Voss a chance to tell what she knows.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 20, 2010

Locke & Key: Head Games

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

New York Times bestselling writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, the creators behind the acclaimed Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, return with the next chapter in the ongoing tale, Head Games. Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father’s murder, Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters, and turn to their new friend, Zack Wells, for support, little suspecting Zack’s dark secret. Open your mind—the head games are just getting started!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 156 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-761-0

Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

Bullet points:

•    Now in trade paperback!

Ghostbusters Holiday Special: What In Samhain Just Happened?!—SPOTLIGHT

Peter David (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Nick Runge (c)

When a media mogul seeks out the Ghostbusters to fix his haunted mansion, the guys decline, assuming it’s a Halloween-themed publicity stunt. However, Janine, angry about her pay, takes the job, claiming she knows as much about ghostbusting as the guys do. She’s soon in over her head, and the Ghostbusters have to race against time to save her before she’s yanked over to the other side forever.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 20, 2010

Bullet points:

•    Written by fan-favorite writer Peter David!

True Blood #4 (of 6)

David Tischman, Mariah Huehner (w) • David Messina (a) • Messina, Joe Corroney (c)

Sam’s attack on the evil spirit proves deadly for the local population, and it ends with him having to recount his most shameful memory… a secret powerful enough to re-energize the wounded spirit. Outside, Andy and the Sheriff have discovered the dome keeping them all trapped inside Merlotte’s, but will they be able to break in before Jason recounts the dirty details his first time? The stormy night in Bon Temps continues, in this original idea by TRUE BLOOD creator Alan Ball.

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

Witch & Wizard: Operation Zero #5

Dara Naraghi (w) • Victor Santos (a & c)

Taking James Patterson’s hit characters in all-new adventures, Whit and Wisty get the shock of their lives when a member of the New Order’s inner circle asks for their help in removing The One Who Is The One from power! But can the Allgood siblings even trust this treason, or is the offer just an elaborate trap?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

Bullet points:

•    All-new storyline! Great jumping-on point!

•    Bridging the storyline between the first novel and the second, which arrives this month!

James Patterson’s Witch & Wizard: The Battle for Shadowland

Dara Naraghi (w) • Victor Santos (a) • J.K. Woodward (c)

In a blink of an eye, their world has changed, with the oppressive New Order declaring all magic as evil incarnate! In this action-packed tale spinning out of best-selling author James Patterson’s No. 1 novel, sibling teenagers Whit and Wisty Allgood use their newly discovered magical powers to infiltrate into enemy territory of the New Order to gain control of the inter-dimensional Shadowland.

HC • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-759-7

Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

Bullet points:

•    This all-new story picked up where the first best-selling novel left off!

James Patterson’s The Murder of King Tut #5 (of 5)

James Patterson, Alex Irvine (w) • Christopher Mitten, Ron Randall (a) • Darwyn Cooke (c)

Author James Patterson unravels the mystery behind the boy king’s tragic and untimely death. We also witness the triumph and demise of Howard Carter, Tut’s 20th-century discoverer of his tomb, as all things come to light in this concluding issue.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

© 2010 James Patterson. All Rights Reserved.

Jurassic Park #5

Bob Schreck (w) • Nate Van Dyke (a) • Tom Yeates, William Stout (c)

It’s the grand finale as dinosaurs take to the streets rampaging and terrorizing the citizens of a small Texas town! Lex and Tim Murphy are reunited as her call for backup arrives just in the nick of time! But there’s always one wise guy that crashes the party uninvited! Cowboys and dinosaurs—what more could you ask for?!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Classic Jurassic Park, Vol. 1

Walter Simonson (w) • Gil Kane, George Perez (a) • Michael Golden (c)

Relive the magic and majesty of JURASSIC PARK in this re-presentation of the 1993 series from Topps. Adapted to the comics page by Walter Simonson, Michael Crichton’s best-selling, genre-expanding story comes to vivid life in this collection. With art by Gil Kane and George Perez, this is a gem from the recent past that you’ll want to grab before it’s extinct!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-760-3

Expected in-store date: October 20, 2010

© 2010 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Silent Hill: Past Life #1 (of 4)

Tom Waltz (w) • Menton J. Matthews III (a & c)IDW returns to Konami’s horror masterpiece. Jebediah “Hellrider” Foster is a violent outlaw in the Dakota Territory in 1867. When he falls for a godly widow who longs to move from the Wild West to a family home in Silent Hill, Foster follows—but peace is not what awaits. By Tom Waltz (writer of Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward and the Silent Hill video game to be released in 2011), with artwork by Menton J. Matthews III (Zombies Vs. Robots Aventure). Featuring a character from the new videogame!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 Expected in-store date: October 27, 2010

Bullet points:

•    Written by the writer of the upcoming Silent Hill videogame

•    Introduces a character that will be featured in the new game!

Silent Hill Omnibus—2nd Printing

Scott Ciencin (w) • Aadi Salman, Nick Stakal, Ben Templesmith, Shaun Thomas (a) • Ashley Wood (c)

Re-discover Silent Hill with this new edition of the Omnibus, which collects over 400 pages of IDW Silent Hill comic books into one volume. This collection includes Silent Hill: Dying Inside, Silent Hill: Three Bloody Tales, and Silent Hill: Dead/Alive, all written by novelist Scott Ciencin and featuring art by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night) and more!

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 432 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-239-4

Expected in-store date: October 27, 2010

Doctor Who #16

Tony Lee (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Paul Grist (c)Tragic loss. Sad farewells. A song ends. People die. What, you thought we’d end on a high note? It’s called “Final Sacrifice,” guys! Multiple Eagle Award-nominated writer Tony Lee and Matthew Dow Smith close the book on Ten…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

Bullet points:

•    Final issue!

•    Final appearance of the Tenth Doctor!

Doctor Who, Volume 2: Tessaract

Tony Lee (w) • Al Davison, Blair Shedd (a) • Paul Grist (c)

The ongoing tales of Doctor Who continue as master storyteller Tony Lee puts the Doctor and fellow travelers, Emily and Matthew, in one unpleasant situation after another! This volume collects issues #7-12 of the series comprising of the two-part “Tessaract” and the four-part “Don’t Step on the Grass.”

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 136 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-756-6

Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

Bullet points:

•    “It has scope and intelligence and inside jokes.” — Comic Book Resources

•    “Lee’s dialogue, Shedd’s body language, and (Charlie) Kirchoff’s colors transfer David Tennant’s performance to the pages.”—Comics Bulletin

Phoenix Without Ashes #3 (of 4)

Harlan Ellison (w) • Alan Robinson (a) • John K. Snyder III (c)

The world Micah thought he knew is gone forever. But what has taken its place, and will he live to understand his new reality? Harlan Ellison’s science-fiction masterpiece reaches its penultimate chapter!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

Strange Science Fantasy #4 (of 6)

Scott Morse (w & a & c)

The Allied Powers discover the Third Reich was more than they seemed, bent on world domination in the name of an alien race! The World Wars are on, as Private Charlie Gantic, is put back on the front line as our only hope, his atomic structure altered by our top scientists, and G.I. Gantic will stop at nothing to crush the invading alien forces! Plus: a bonus Paul Pope one-pager!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

© 2010 Scott Morse.

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

Mystery Society #5 (of 5)

Steve Niles (w) • Fiona Staples (a & c)

The heat is turned way up on the group as the government is closing in on Nick and Anna, and threatening to shut them down once and for all! Nick is captured, and now it is up to Anastasia and the girls to prove his innocence! Meanwhile, Verne and Secret Skull discover the true identity of the culprit who stole Edgar Allan Poe’s skull and just what his mad plan was! Mystery and the macabre collide in this thrilling conclusion!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 27, 2010

© 2010 Steve Niles and Ashley Wood.

Last Unicorn #5 (of 6)

Peter S. Beagle, Peter Gillis (w) • Renae De Liz (a) • De Liz, Frank Stockton (c)

The Lady Amalthea is more than she appears when she arrives on the doorstep of King Haggard’s castle with Molly Grue and Schmendrick the magician in tow. What lies behind those haunted, ancient eyes? Will she forget what she truly is and what she came to find? But maybe most important, will she be able to face the most terrible foe yet: human love?

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

Expected in-store date: October 27, 2010

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Kill Shakespeare #6 (of 12)

Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col (w) • Andy Belanger (a) • Kagan McLeod (c)

Rebellions end in glory—or death! In the series’ thrilling first-half conclusion, Hamlet witnesses the peaceful town of Shrewsbury—fueled by Juliet and the Prodigal movement—become a bubbling cauldron of insurgency. But with Richard’s men marching on Shrewsbury, Hamlet must choose what role he wishes to play—and for what side.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

MGM Drive-In Theater: Motel Hell #1 (of 3)

Matt Nixon (w) • Chris Moreno (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)

Welcome back to America’s favorite cinematic psycho siblings, Vincent & Ida Smith as these two insane farmers recruit some new prospective “crops” for their special garden. A group of wine snobs are flown into to their Napa Valley winery for the time, as in last, of their lives!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

MOTEL HELL ™ & © 1980-2010 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

Bullet Points

•    An updated remake of the classic horror flick!

•    Incentive edition available with a Zach Howard cover!

Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume 3

Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)

Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume Three collects every strip from July 1984 through February 1986. Many fondly remembered strips are in this volume, including the classic 1984 presidential elections featuring possibly the finest running mates ever for such a campaign: Opus and Bill the Cat. Plus a cornucopia of ingenious satire featuring the rest of the Bloom County cast: Steve Dallas, Mio, Binkley, Oliver, Cutter John, and all the rest. Additionally, this volume contains many insightful, biting, and downright hysterical annotations by Berkeley Breathed as he comments on his strips in his own uniquely irreverent way. Context pages, for perspective, are sprinkled throughout the book.

HC • PC • $39.99 • 272 Pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-755-9

Expected in-store date: October 20, 2010

Bullet points:

•    The first Bloom County Collection, Loose Tails, sold over one million copies.

•    Berkeley breathed is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist who is also a best-selling children’s book author

•    2010 is the 30th anniversary of the launch of Bloom County

Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume 2: Signed & Numbered Limited Edition

Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)

IDW Publishing is proud to announce a very special limited edition of Bloom County: The Complete Library Vol. 2. 1,000 numbered, bound-in bookplates, each signed by Bloom County creator Berkeley Breathed.

NOTE: Quantities are limited to 1,000 so orders may need to be allocated.

HC • PC • $50.00 • 304 Pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-812-9

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

Classics Mutilated

Joe R. Lansdale, John Shirley, Nancy Collins, Mike Resnick, Kristine Rusch, Chris Ryall, Thomas Tessier, Marc Laidlaw, Rio Youers, more (w) • Menton Matthews III (c)

Fifteen brand new stories take the trendy formula of “literary classic/historic figure + supernatural element” and transform it in ways the mainstream could never imagine, or get away with. Notable characters include Huck Finn, Capt. Ahab, Sid Vicious, Billy the Kid, Emily Dickinson, Jim Morrison, Edgar Allan Poe, Loki, and Albert Einstein. Contributing writers include John Shirley, Nancy Collins, Mike Resnick, Kristine Rusch, Chris Ryall, Thomas Tessier, Marc Laidlaw, and Rio Youers. “Dread Island,” a masterful new novella by Joe R. Lansdale, anchors the collection.

TPB • B&W • $16.99 • 320 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-705-4

Expected in-store date: October 13, 2010

© 2010 Idea and Design Works, LLC.

Bullet points:

•    Subversive take on “Monster Lit” phenomenon using previously unpublished material from real genre writers.

•    Features new novella by fan-favorite Joe R. Lansdale.

•    Mashed up authors include Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, Stephanie Meyers, and more.

•    Cultural icons include Edgar Allan Poe, Sid Vicious, Sen. Joe McCarthy, Jim Morrison, Huck Finn, Capt. Ahab, the gods of Asgard, and many more.

Classics Mutilated Presents: Joe R. Lansdale’s Dread Island

Joe R. Lansdale (w) • Menton Matthews III (c)

Leading off IDW’s Classics Mutilated line of mash-up fiction is DREAD ISLAND, a new “Monster Lit” novella by fan-favorite Joe R. Lansdale. This limited-edition novella will be available in a variety of configurations, one of which is this retailer-exclusive signed hardcover. Orders for this version will be taken just once—so this is your one and only chance to get it. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you!)

HC • B&W • $24.99 • 80 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-160010-838-9

Bullet Points

•    Retailer-only version, signed by Joe R. Lansdale

•    One-time order limitation

•    Redefines “Monster Lit” genre

•    Launches IDW’s CLASSICS MUTILATED prose line

•    Features Huck Finn and Mark Twain, with a big dose of Uncle Remus, as well.

Genius, Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth

Dean Mullaney, Bruce Canwell (w) • Alex Toth (a & c)

Written by the Eisner Award-winning team of Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell—who produced Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles—Genius, Isolated includes many examples of Toth’s art, from his earliest stories at DC in the 1940s, his defining work at Standard, his incomparable Zorro comics in the 1950s, examples from his thousands of drawings for animation studios, through his mature—and some say best—work, such as Bravo For Adventure, in the 1970s and ‘80s. A special section collects, for the first time, the complete Jon Fury pages that Toth produced while in the army, a section that alone is worth the price of admission. To flesh out the complete story of his life and art, Mullaney and Canwell have conducted wide-ranging interviews with dozens of Toth’s peers, friends, and family members.

HC • PC • $49.99 • 400 Pages • 9.5” x 13” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-828-0

Expected in-store date: October 27, 2010

© 2010 Alex Toth Estate

Bullet points:

•    Alex Toth was more than a unique and influential artist. He was a keenly insightful philosopher about comics, cartooning, and animation—with opinions on how they are created as opposed to how he felt they should be created. He wasn’t shy about expressing those thoughts, whether in scathing, personal letters, essays for publication, or letters to the editor.

The Rocketeer: The Complete Deluxe Edition—OFFERED AGAIN

Dave Stevens (w & a & c)

The Deluxe Edition features everything in the regular hardcover edition but will be printed in a larger format (8 x 12 inches) and will contain more than 130 additional pages of sketches, preliminaries, fold-outs, layouts, and much, much more. A cornucopia of Dave Stevens art, many of these treasures have never been published before and will be printed here from the original art to ensure the highest quality reproduction possible.

HC • FC • $75.00 • 276 Pages • 8” x 12” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-537-1

 2010 The Rocketeer Trust

Bullet points:

•    One of the most sought-after and difficult-to-find books of last year, the Deluxe Edition of Rocketeer sold out very quickly. Now, due to popular demand, the Eisner Award Nominee is coming back in print with a variant colored slipcase—Christmas is coming, don’t get caught short again!

Captain Excelsior

Zach Weiner (w) • Chris Jones (a & c)

Captain Excelsior is having a bad... life. His ex-wife, Mrs. Mind, is marrying a mortal. His eldest son, Kid Liberty, is struggling with his sexual identity. His daughter, Tesla Curl, can’t get a date to the prom. And, his mortal middle child... what’s-his-name... is, well, mortal. Over the course of a very long day and a half, Captain Excelsior attempts to fix his daughter’s problems, work out things with the son he cares about, and do whatever he can to prevent Mrs. Mind (soon to be Mrs. Mind-Meriweather) from being happy without him.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-772-6

Expected in-store date: October 20, 2010

© 2010 Zach Weiner and Chris Jones.

Bullet points:

•    Based on the international webcomic sensation Captain Excelsior by the creative powerhouse of Zach Weiner and Chris Jones, creators of the hit webcomics Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal and Snowflakes.  

•    A blend of humor and superhero flavor: think Charlie Brown as a superhero!

•    Written by Zach Weiner, best known for the hilarious webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, as well as the hit ongoing sketch comedy series SMBC Theater.  

•    Drawn by Chris Jones, renowned artist on several published children's books as well as the edgy underground comic Grumps.

The Coffin: 10th Anniversary Edition

Phil Hester (w) • Mike Huddleston (a & c)

The legendary cult classic returns to print in this deluxe hardcover tenth anniversary edition. Dr. Ashar Ahmad is a brilliant but heartless scientist intent on proving the physical existence of the soul, going as far as to create an impenetrable cybernetic skin that will trap the human soul after the body within has died—a walking coffin. Only when a dying Ahmad is encased in one of his prototypes does he realize the value of the life he has wasted. A desperate race to reclaim his technology from an evil corporate overlord, and save the life of the daughter he once disavowed, force him to become the man he never was in life. An amazing combination of science fiction, horror, and spiritual awakening, The Coffin is one of the classics of independent comics.

HC • PC • $21.99 • 136 Pages • 7.25” x 10.8” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-827-3

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

© 2010 Phil Hester and Mike Huddleston

Bullet points:

•    10th anniversary edition of the acclaimed book by Hester and Huddleston!

•    The debut graphic novel of Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Phil Hester (Firebreather, Deep Sleeper, The Wretch) as writer and Mike Huddleston (Gen 13, Manbat, Deep Sleeper) as artist.

•    Foreword by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy)

•    Optioned by James Cameron’s (Avatar, Terminator) Lightstorm production company for feature film development.

•    Features a full color short story epilogue colored by Dave Stewart.

•    Full color cover gallery featuring all of Mike Huddleston’s original painted covers.

•    Pin-up section featuring astounding visions of The Coffin by today’s brightest comic book stars.

•    Sketchbook section revealing Mike Huddleston’s preparatory drawings and designs.

•    Stunning new cover by Huddleston.

Falling for Lionheart

Ilias Kyriazis (w & a & c)

Lionheart, the world’s greatest, toughest super hero is on top of the world... publicly. With the out-of-control parties and girls throwing themselves at him, you’d think he’d be happy. But the one girl he loves, the woman he put on a pedestal, is the team tramp. Swimming in his bad mood, Lionheart meets someone else. Someone who shares his interests. Maybe he’d give her the time of day if he could take his eyes off that tramp...

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 112 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-829-7

Expected in-store date: October 6, 2010

© 2010 Ilias Kyriazis

Bullet points:

•    Created by Ilias Kyriazis (Galaxy Quest, Ghostbusters)

•    A blend of humor and superhero flavor: think Charlie Brown as a superhero!

•    Pin-up gallery featuring some of Europe’s top talents.

•    Recommended for fans of Freaks and Geeks or Glee.

Archie: 7 Decades of America’s Favorite Teenagers

Various (w) • Bob Montana, Dan DeCarlo, Samm Schwartz, Bob Bolling, more (a) • Bob Montana (c)

The fascinating history, decade by decade, of the major comics company Archie. A behind the scenes look at the creation of Archie, his sexy girlfriends and his pals, Jughead to Reggie. Plus everything you wanted to know about the Golden Age superheroes, and more. Artist and writer bios and tons of rare and unpublished art by masters like Bob Montana, Dan DeCarlo, Samm Schwartz, Bob Bolling, and many more.

HC • PC • $49.99 • 224 Pages • 9.75” x 11.8” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-754-2

Expected in-store date: October 20, 2010

TM & © 2010 Archie Comic Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.

Bullet points:

•    Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the debut of Archie, “The Mirth of a Nation”!

•    This scrumptious, large format coffee table art book reveals the fascinating origins of Archie and his gang, detailing the men behind his creation: John Goldwater and Bob Montana, plus Vic Bloom.

•    Generous amounts of rare original art and ephemera, everything from sexy calendar giveaways to matchbook covers, all meticulously reproduced in color.

•    Revealing biographies of Archie’s editor Victor Gorelick, the writers land artists like Dan DeCarlo, Harry Lucey, Joe Edwards, Dan Parent, and more. These creative powerhouses have chronicled Archie and, at the same time, the fads and foibles of teenagers through the decades.

•    The greatest Archie stories based on the criteria of historical importance, creativity, and Betty and Veronica’s va-va-voom-ness.

•    The Top Ten Covers in categories like “Aliens and Monsters,” “Rock ‘n Roll,” “Sexiest,” “Archie Meets the Superheroes,” and “What Th’?!?”, the most bizarre and wacky Archie covers of all time—and there’s some doozies!

•    Featured section on each of the top characters: Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, plus Mr. Weatherbee, Moose, Midge, Chuck, Kevin, and Cheryl Blossom, with details on who they are, when they first appeared, and the essence of their appeal.

•    And—revealed at last—the shocking truth about what the “S” on Jughead’s shirt stands for!

PARKER!

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