IDW Publishing MAY 2011 SOLICITATIONS

IDW Publishing MAY 2011 SOLICITATIONS

 

 

 

COBRA #1

Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Zach Howard x 3 (c)

The “COBRA CIVIL WAR” begins in earnest! COBRA COMMANDER IS DEAD… long live COBRA Commander! The only problem is... there are NINE candidates for the job, and with each more treacherous than the last... who knows how long ANY of them will live?! The BARONESS kicks some tail, BLACKLIGHT battles Joe forces, and SERPENTOR has a secret that could mean the end of G.I. JOE as we know it!

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

•    New #1! New Story Arc!

•    COBRA CIVIL WAR TIE-IN!

•    Three candidate covers by Zach Howard! Collect them all!

•    “COBRA: Things to come” poster inside by Antonio Fuso!

•    The return of Serpentor!

 

 

 

Snake Eyes #1

Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins & Agustin Padilla (a) • Zach Howard x 3 (c)

A “COBRA CIVIL WAR” TIE-IN! The deadliest Joe in his own title at last! Seeking justice for the deaths of CENSORED, SNAKE EYES heads to the top of the world and the Himalayan fortress of Rajah Vikrim KHALLIKHAN—a COBRA COMMANDER CANDIDATE! With only Agent Helix, Iceberg and Alpine by his side, Snake Eyes storms the miles-high refuge, confronting his most skilled foes: CENSORED & CENSORED!

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

•    New #1! New Story Arc!

•    First time ever in his own ongoing series!

•    COBRA CIVIL WAR TIE-IN!

•    Three candidate covers by Zach Howard! Collect them all!

•    “SNAKE EYES: Things to come” poster inside by Robert Atkins!

 

 

 

G.I. JOE #1

Chuck Dixon (w) • Javier Saltares (a) • Zach Howard x 3 (c)

The “COBRA CIVIL WAR” continues! A deadly competition within COBRA means trouble for the JOEs as they become the snake’s primary targets. COBRA's new leader will be chosen through a TRIAL BY COMBAT and the score is tallied in BLOOD. The body count is rising and the JOEs don't even know the game has begun!

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

•    New #1! New Story Arc!

•    COBRA CIVIL WAR TIE-IN!

•    Three candidate covers by Zach Howard! Collect them all!

•    “G.I. JOE: Things to come” poster inside by Javier Saltares!

 

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #166

Larry Hama (w) • Ron Wagner (a) • Herb Trimpe, Ron Wagner (c)

With Snake Eyes back on the JOE side and Billy broken free of the grasp of Dr. Venom's insidious Brainwave Scannner, things seem to be looking up for G.I. JOE. But don't count COBRA out yet: they have a few more tricks up their sleeve! Featuring Ron Wagner on art, you can't afford to miss this incredible issue of G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO!

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

TRANSFORMERS: Heart of Darkness #3 (of 4)

Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning(w) • Ulises Farinas (a) • Farinas, Casey Coller (c)

“CHAOS” PRELUDE! We learn new truths about the TRANSFORMERS’ ancient history—truths that may lead to their ruin. GAVATRON and company gather arms and recruit major forces. With a raving lunatic leading the DECEPTICON forces—absolute destruction is sure to follow. HoD leads directly into “CHAOS”—the first-ever TRANSFORMERS event book from IDW!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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

Bullet Points:

•    The Road to “CHAOS” starts here!

•    Introducing a brand new TRANSFORMERS villain!

 

TRANSFORMERS #19

Mike Costa (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Marcelo Matere, Guido Guidi (c)

“CHAOS” PRELUDE! The situation on Earth continues to deteriorate while we shift focus to outer space where RODIMUS was last seen dead! A classic character returns as the things heat up and we begin our descent into “CHAOS”—THE YEAR’S BIGGEST TRANSFORMERS EVENT! Don’t miss “SPACE OPERA, Part 1!”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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

Bullet Points:

•    Part 1 of “Space Opera,” the lead-in to CHAOS!

•    Fan-favorite Guido Guidi returns!

 

TRANSFORMERS: The IDW Collection, Vol. 4

Simon Furman, Shane McCarthy, Andy Schmidt, Josh Van Reyk, Shaun Knowler (w) • E.J. Su, Nick Roche, Dan Khanna, James Raiz, Alex Milne, Casey Coller, Marcelo Matere (a) • E.J. Su (c)

The re-presentation of IDW's TRANSFORMERS Universe continues in Volume 4! This collection includes the TRANSFORMERS series Maximun Dinobots and the four-part Drift story, as well as Spotlights: Cyclonus, Hardhead, Doubledealer, Sideswipe, Drift, Metroplex, and Jazz.

HC • FC/BW • $49.99 • 352 Pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-938-6

Bullet Points:

•    Features another incredible cover from E.J. Su, this time featuring GRIMLOCK.

 

TRANSFORMERS: Foundation #4 (of 4)

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Brian Rood (c)

On war-ravaged Cybertron, OPTIMUS PRIME finally finds himself face-to-face with MEGATRON... but if Prime carries through his plan, will he have crossed the line? Secrets are revealed as we make our last stop on the road to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

•    Official TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON prequel!

•    Secrets Revealed!

 

TRANSFORMERS: Rising Storm #4 (of 4)

John Barber (w) • Carlos Magno (a) • Brian Rood (c)

Just as OPTIMUS PRIME stands ready to score a decisive victory against STARSCREAM's army of Decepticons, MEGATRON's plan becomes clear—and the Autobots are right where he wants them! This essential lead-in to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON comes to a head, as new characters are introduced... and familiar faces meet their final fate!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

•    Official TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON prequel!

•    Leads directly into the opening of the new movie!

TRANSFORMERS 3: Movie Adaptation

John Barber (w) • Jorge Jimenez Moreno (a & c)

TRANSFORMERS 3 is geared up to be the biggest blockbuster of the decade, and this beautifully illustrated adaptation of the story is the best place to live and re-live the adventure over and over! Join your favorite heroes: OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE as they face off against the most wretched villains: MEGATRON and STARSCREAM and thrill at the new adventure that will have people talking for years to come!                 

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages •  ISBN: 978-1-60010-917-1

TRANSFORMERS: Foundation

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)

Did you ever wonder how the rivalry between OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON began? What set these two friends off on such a climactic collision course? TRANSFORMERS: Foundation is the answer. Unlock the most hidden secrets of Cybertron and witness the dawn of the most bitter rivalry in the galaxy!   

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-918-8

TRANSFORMERS: Rising Storm

John Barber (w) • Carlos Magno (a & c)

Leading right into the mega-events of TRANSFORMERS 3, RISING STORM sets the stage for the biggest, boldest threat to both Earth and Cybertron yet! Join OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE on their quest to stop the dark forces on the rise! 

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-919-5

Bullet Points:

•    Official TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON prequels and adaptation give you the complete story around the new movie!

 

100 Penny Press: The Rocketeer #1

Dave Stevens (w & a & c)

Celebrate the launch of the all-new Rocketeer anthology with this value-priced look at the classic material by Dave Stevens, as fully remastered and recolored by Eisner-winner Laura Martin! This material would cost much more in the back-issue bin and not look half as nice!

FC • 32 pages • $1.00

 

100 Penny Press: 30 Days of Night #1

Steve Niles (w) •  Ben Templesmith (a) • Ashley Wood (c)

A single dollar will get you the original tale of vampiric terror that started it all off! 30 Days of Night put IDW on the comics-publishing map and established Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith as creative forces to be reckoned with. Now, you can return to Barrow, or visit it for the first time, as the sun goes down on the remote Alaskan town… and then check out the next page for the latest bloody happenings in the 30 Days world!

FC • 32 pages • $1.00

 

 

30 Days of Night: Night, Again #1 (of 4)

Joe Lansdale (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)

Fleeing the site of a secondary vampire infestation in the cold, wilds of Alaska, a band of survivors arrive at a climate change facility during the final days of a long period of extended daylight. The inhabitants of the research compound are trying to determine the nature of a strange object found in the ice when the survivors arrive, leading to a frightening and bloody confrontation between humans and vampires and an odd and unexpected guest!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

•    Building on the momentum of the fan-favorite X-Files/30 Days of Night miniseries!

•    Written by acclaimed horror writer Joe R. Lansdale!

•    Featuring horrifically beautiful art by Sandman co-creator Sam Kieth!

•    Incentive cover by Scalped cover artist Davide Furnò!

 

30 Days of Night Collector’s Set

Steve Niles (w) • Ben Templesmith (a & c)Set in a large European city, The Devil’s Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith’s vampiric nightmare has been hailed as one of the scariest blood-sucker tales ever told. Now you can collect all three softcover volumes of 30 Days of Night, Dark Days, and Return to Barrow, in one handsome slipcase!

TPB • FC • $39.99 • 392 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-965-2

 

 

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #3

Eric Powell & Tracy Marsh (w) • Phil Hester (a) • Eric Powell, Jeff Zornow  (c)

Godzilla, Rodan, and Anguirus continue their devastation, and the worldwide media begins to chime in. As people around the globe suffer, celebrities band together to save the monsters from human counterattack, and the president is criticized for being "soft on monsters." Meanwhile... a mysterious giant egg washes ashore in France. And what's with those creepy little twin girls?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Eric Powell, 1 Jeff Zornow cover)

Bullet Points:

•    Ask your retailer how to get a different character cover each issue. In this issue: Anguirus!

 

 

John Byrne’s Next Men #6

John Byrne (w & a & c)

The American Civil War grinds to its grim conclusion, with one last act to be written in blood across the pages of history. But what if someone from the future had prior knowledge of that act? And took steps to prevent it? And what if that someone was Tony Murcheson?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Kill Shakespeare #11

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

With one trusted friend dead and the Prodigal army in pieces, Hamlet must plunge back into the Globe Woods. But even if he survives this second trip into the mouth of madness, can Shakespeare’s fabled quill stop the horrific combined might of Richard III, the Black Guard, and Lady Macbeth’s foul magic?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Angel Yearbook

Brian Lynch, Peter David, Scott Tipton, Jeff Mariotte, more (w) • Urru, Runge, Mooney, Casagrande, Frison, more (a) • Jenny Frison, David Messina (c)

IDW’s final farewell to the Angelverse is full of the creators who have been telling stories about the vampire with a soul from the very beginning. Each tale will be a farewell from the writers and artists who have known him best.

FC• 48 pages • $ 7.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-961-4

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

Bullet points:

•    Features the final new stories from the Angelverse!

•    Stories by fan-favorite creators from throughout IDW’s run, including Brian Lych, Jeff Mariotte, Peter David, Scott Tipton, David Messina, and more!

 

Spike #8 (of 8)

Brian Lynch (w) • Franco Urru (a) • Urru, Nick Runge (c)

IDW’s last Spike issue! Tears! Terror! Will Spike be able to put his demons to rest (figuratively and literally), or will this final challenge be “the end” of our favorite vampire, poet, lover, and friend? Hint: It won’t.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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

Bullet points:

•    Artist Franco Urru reunites with his longtime Spike/Angel partner Brian Lynch for this final send-off!

 

Angel: Illyria: Haunted

Scott Tipton & Mariah Huehner (w) • Elena Casgrande (a) • Jenny Frison (c)

Ancient. Alien. Illyria. Resurrected into the body of Fred Burkle (and burning all that she was in the process), Illyria remains one of the most mysterious creatures in the Angel-verse. But when she seeks out answers to her existence, she must make her way back to the Deeper Well, and confront her own demons, old and new.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-933-1

 

 

True Blood: Tainted Love #4 (of 6)

Marc Andreyko & Michael McMillian  (w) • Joe Corroney (a) • Jenny Frison, J. Scott Campbell (c)

The second True Blood story-arc ramps up to vampire speed! Eric and Sookie make a surprise visit to the Tru Blood bottling plant on their quest to discover the truth behind the contaminated bottles! Back in Bon Temps, Jessica’s rampage takes her to Bon Temps High with a thirst for revenge. Did we mention it’s Prom Night?! Don’t miss out the startling 4th chapter of True Blood Volume 2!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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

 

True Blood #1 Convention Exclusive Signed Edition

Alan Ball, Mariah Huehner, David Tischman  (w) • David Messina (a & c)

Previously available only at New York Comic-Con! Limited and signed by writer Mariah Huehner, this con exclusive is what every True Blood completist needs to finish their collection!

FC • 32 pages • $5.00 net cost

 

 

Zombies vs Robots: UnderCity #2 (of 4)

Chris Ryall (w) • Mark Torres (a) • Torres, Garry Brown (c)

The zombie plague has overrun the world above, so a band of survivors has gone underground. Meanwhile, Rev. Ironwood, one of the chosen survivors, has elected to remain above and, with the help of his fleet of Godbots, help usher in the Rapture. But neither plan above or below goes as expected. If it didn’t, this wouldn’t be the world of ZvR!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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

 

Suicide Girls #3 (of 4)

Brea Grant (w) • David Hahn (a) • Cameron Stewart (c)

As the SuicideGirls get closer to finding the missing girls, their archenemy, the Way of Life organization, amps up their attacks. Meanwhile, Frank and Sana have it out over what’s really going on and an SG close to them is put in mortal danger.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Dungeons & Dragons #7

John Rogers (w) • Denis Medri (a) • Tyler Walpole, Medri (c)

The origin of Fell’s Four is so huge, it’s grown to two issues! While stranded in the Feywild, Adric recounts for Tisha how Fell’s Four was born—and almost died the very same day. Join us as John Rogers brings us a new chapter in these thrilling adventures of swords and sorcery.

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

•    The origin of Fell’s Four comes to a conclusion!

•    Ask your retailer about the rare classic X-Men “homage” variant cover by Jorge Lucas, and the super-rare sketch version!

 

 

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun #5 (of 5)

Alex Irvine (w) • Peter Bergting (a) • Michael Stribling (c)

The post-apocalyptic Dungeons & Dragons setting’s first-ever comic concludes! Beneath a crimson sun lie wastelands of majestic desolation and cities of cruel splendor where life hangs by a thread. Welcome to Athas! In Part 5 of “Ianto’s Tomb,” Grudvik and Aki—along with Veiled Alliance preservers—have made it to their destination, but will they get what they want and will they survive the experience?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

•    Ask your retailer how to get a rare sketch cover by Michael Stribling!

 

Love and Capes: Ever After #4 (of 5)

Thom Zahler (w & a & c)

The continuing adventures of comicdom’s favorite super-couple! The Crusader has faced many menaces in his career: the Fearleader, the Weather Witch, and, of course, the Evil Brain. But is he ready to face his toughest opponent yet: The United States Tax Code? It's a battle royale for the world's most powerful accountant.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

•    Ask your retailer how to get a rare variant cover by Chris Bailey

 

Wynonna Earp: The Yeti Wars #1 (of 4)

Beau Smith (w) • Enrique Villagran (a & c)

The tale of Wynonna Earp during the Yeti Wars is brought to the comics page in this four-part series by master storyteller and Wynonna Earp creator Beau Smith, with art and cover by Enrique Villigran.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

•    Ask your retailer how to get a rare sketch cover by Michael Stribling!

 

Star Trek: Khan Plush Doll—OFFERED AGAIN!

He’s proud, he’s angry, and he’s plush! The most infamous villain in Star Trek history returns. Back by popular demand, it’s Khaaaaaaaaaan, as a 9” plush doll.

$5.00 net

 

Doctor Who #5

Tony Lee (w) • Mark Buckingham (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards, photo (c)

En route for the World Cup final in 1966, the Doctor, Amy, and Rory find themselves in London a thousand years in the past! And Vikings and Saxons are fighting over who owns the land—and Amy! Can Rory win his new wife back... in a penalty shootout? This special issue features art by Eisner-winner Mark Buckingham of Miracleman and Fables fame.

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

•    Interior art by Eisner-winner Mark Buckingham of Miracleman and Fables fame!

•    Ask your retailer how to get a rare variant cover by Mark Buckingham!

 

Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life #2 (of 4)

Matt Sturges (w) • Kelly Yates (a) • Mark Buckingham (c)

What’s better: an ugly reality or beautiful fantasy? This is the question the Doctor is forced to confront in a medieval fantasy world where Amy finds herself reluctantly cast as a damsel in distress. Matt Sturges, Eisner Award-nominated writer of Jack of Fables, spins this yarn, featuring covers by Mark Buckingham of Miracleman and Fables fame.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

•    Ask your retailer how to get a rare variant cover by Amy Mebberson!

•    Ask your retailer how to get a super-rare variant cover by Mark Buckingham!

 

Doctor Who Classics: Seventh Doctor #4

Simon Furman, John Freeman (w) • John Higgins, Lee Sullivan (a) • Robert Hack (c)

IDW’s newly recolored reprints of classics Doctor Who tales continue with the Seventh Doctor! Follow the Doctor into space in “Keepsake” and “Planet of the Dead.” Features an all-new cover by Robert Hack and new colors by Charlie Kirchoff.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Archie’s Joke Book, Vol. 1: A Celebration of Bob Montana

Various (w) • Bob Montana and Friends (a) • Montana (c)

Archie’s Joke Book was a wonderful showcase for the great Bob Montana to share his incredible comedic talents with readers. Each issue contained literally dozens of half-page and one-page stories, each featuring one or more of your favorite Riverdale characters: Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Moose and many more. This is a veritable cornucopia of delectable Archie goodness, featuring over 300 stories!

HC • FC • $29.99 • 208 Pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-958-4

Bullet Points:

•    Collected together for the first time!

Offered Again! Library of American Comics Backlist

Back in stock!

Archie: Classic Newspaper Comics Vol. 1 HC • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-5669-9

Bloom County Complete Library  Vol. 2 HC • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-583-8

Bloom County Complete Library Vol. 3 HC • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-755-9

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

Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 8 HC  • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-463-3

Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 9 HC • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-532-6

Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 10 HC • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-578-4

Complete Terry and the Pirates Vol. 2 HC • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-142-7

Complete Terry and the Pirates Vol. 3 HC • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-144-1

Complete Terry and the Pirates Vol. 4 HC • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-195-3

Complete Terry and the Pirates Vol. 5 HC • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-247-9

Complete Terry and the Pirates Vol. 6 HC • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-348-3

Rip Kirby Vol. 1 HC  • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-484-8

 

Wormwood, Vol. 3 Deviant Edition

Ben Templesmith (w & a & c)

Just when Wormwood thought he could finally have that quiet drink without worrying about the world coming to an end, or a friend with a parasitic infection trying to kill him, The Brotherhood of the Calamari decide to crash the party. Since their last meeting, they've tracked him across the thousand million dimensional possibilities of existence—and this time the entire Squideeverse is with them! Wormwood is going to learn the hard way he can't keep running from his problems as his oldest foe now threatens his favorite watering hole, Earth, with absorption into the Calamari group mind!

HC • FC • $24.99 • 132 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-926-3

Expected in-store date: 5/4/11

Bullet Points:

•    This special hardcover edition features a new cover and a whole mess of extra goodies from Wormwood creator Ben Templesmith

 

Wormwood, Vol. 1 TP—OFFERED AGAIN

Ben Templesmith (w & a & c)

Back in stock with an all-new cover by Ben Templesmith!

HC • FC • $19.99 • 152 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-475-5

Expected in-store date: 5/4/11

Offered Again!

Wormwood Vol 2: It Only Hurts When I Pee TPB  • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-162-5

 

Devil's Concubine

Palle Schmidt (w & a) • Peter Snejbjerg (c)

Set in a large European city, The Devil’s Concubine revolves around two cool, but not too clever, hitmen hired to retrieve a mysterious cooler by an unknown party. When the two hitmen accidentally shoot their contacts at the exchange without getting their money first, the mess really hits the fan. Chased by the police, a gang of dangerous Rastafarians, and an erratic crime boss out for their blood, the pair bluff and shoot their way through the seedy underworld on their way to the man who hired them, and toward their own destruction.

TPB • FC • $17.99 •104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-948-5

Bullet Points:

•    Cover by Starman and Hellboy artist Peter Snejbjerg

•    Standalone noir tale from Palle Schmidt, writer of Night of the Long Faces and Fusion.

 

George R.R. Martin's Doorways

George R.R. Martin (w) • Stefano Martino (a & c)

Doctor Thomas Mason had a regular life, with a regular job, and a regular girlfriend. Until one night, zapped from somewhere else, a mysterious young woman named Cat ends up in his E.R. Pursued by the government and twisted creatures from her own world, Cat inadvertently embroils Tom in her quest for freedom. A quest that takes him to alternative Earths he never imagined... and from which he may never return!

HC • FC • $21.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-916-4

Bullet Points:

•    A graphic novel written solely by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones)!

•    George RR Martin’s many literary accomplishments include winning four Hugo Awards two Nebula Awards.

 

Barks’ Bear Book

Carl Barks (w & a) • Jeff Smith (c)

Carl Barks tops the list of greatest comic book artists of many devoted fans around the world. He has often been called the Good Duck Artist by avid readers of all ages of his Disney Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics. Those Duck stories have been reprinted and loved again and again by the millions. But while the Duck oeuvre is easily obtainable, only a few elite fans have got rare glimpses of another fabulous alternate universe that Barks created around the classic animation characters Barney Bear and Benny Burro. Hidden in rare Golden-Age comics only Scrooge McDuck could afford are wonderful full-color fantasy and fun stories as only Barks could write and draw 'em! Collected for the first time in a deluxe hardcover full-color tome, all of these masterpieces have been meticulously restored. Barks’ Bear Book is edited and designed by Eisner Award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe.

HC • FC • $34.99 • 220 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-929-4

Bullet Points:

•    Features a special cover by Barks devotee Jeff Smith, the best-selling graphic novelist of the Bone comics.

Barks’ Bear Book Limited Signed & Numbered Edition

Carl Barks (w & a) • Jeff Smith (c)

This special edition limited to 250 copies will feature a special plate signed by Carl Barks!

HC • FC • $150.00 • 220 Pages • 8.5 x 11 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-XXX-X

 

Doctor Macabre

Steve Niles (w) • Bernie Wrightson (a & c)

Got ghosts in your garage?! Tired of those pesky zombies roaming around your front lawn? Have no fear! Doc Macabre, the one-man supernatural sweeper-upper, is here! There’s no job too big for Doc, who, with the aide of his right hand man, er... robot, Lloyd, will have you back resting in your lounge chair monster-free! (For a fee, of course!) Niles and Wrightson’s latest opus begins here!

HC • FC • $17.99 • 88 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-915-7

Bullet Points:

•    From the creative team that brought you Dead, She Said and The Ghoul!

 

Gutwrencher

Shannon Eric Denton, Keith Giffen, Steve Niles (w) • Anthony Hightower (a & c)

In rural New England, a hiker is infected with an ancient curse days before his ten-year high school reunion. If his soul is pure he will be able to resist its bloodlust, it not… nothing will be able to stop him! Created by veteran storytellers Shannon Eric Denton (Graveslinger), Keith Giffen (Justice League), and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Gutwrencher features dynamic art by Anthony Hightower.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 132 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-936-2

Bullet Points:

•    And you thought YOUR high school reunion was a nightmare?

 

The Art of Amanda Conner

Amanda Conner (w & a & c)

Desperado and IDW are proud to present this inaugural collection of one of comics' brightest and most popular talents in the field today. Her art has been called charming, inviting, friendly, and accessible, over a foundation of elegance, dynamic design, and personality, which can be found in every single panel of her work. Sought after by all the top writers in comics today—including Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Mark Millar, Warren Ellis, and Jimmy Palmiotti. Amanda Conner, with her amazing modern and tasteful take on the classic pin-up, has paved the way for countless female artists in an industry predominately male-oriented.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 200 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-950-8

Bullet Points:

•    With her modern and tasteful take on the classic pin-up, Amanda has paved the way for countless female artists in the male-dominated comics biz!

 

Li’l Abner, Vol. 3

Al Capp (w & a & c)

IDW's The Library of American Comics invites you to (g-gulp!), (chuckle), (sigh!!), and (*moan*) like a real Dogpatcher at all the fun and excitement in Volume 3 of The Complete Li’l Abner! Enjoy breakneck comedy in these daily and full-color comic strips from 1939 and 1940, as Al Capp spoofs the movies Topper and The Grapes of Wrath—sends Lonesome Polecat and Hairless Joe to New York, armed with a fresh batch of Kickapoo Joy Juice—gets Adam Lazonga, the world’s greatest lover, to give lessons in how to woo a gal “Dogpatch-style”— and stages a battle for the ages as Mammy Yokum throws down against mean ol’ Mother Ratfield! Eisner-winning editor and designer Dean Mullaney and writer Bruce Canwell continue to examine this slice of pure Americana.

HC • PC • $49.99 • 272 Pages • 9.25” x 12” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-937-9

Bullet Points:

•    Includes a look at Li’l Abner’s first appearance in the movies!

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