Wednesday's New Books!

Wednesday, Jul 21st, 2010

 

This week's new books feature MGM Drive-In Theater, GI JOE, Doctor Who, and the anticipated True Blood #1!

 

 

MGM Drive-In Theater: It, The Terror From Beyond Space #1

MGM Drive-In Theater: It, The Terror From Beyond Space #1

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Dara Naraghi (w) • Mark Dos Santos (a) • Steve Mannion (c)

MGM Drive-In Theater launches with the first of three special series updating classic sci-fi flicks! Here, It, the Terror From Beyond Space is retooled as a retro-1950s alien adventure. Returning from a rescue mission to Mars, the spaceship Challenge 142 carries the only survivor of the first expedition who is now suspected of killing his crew for their lifesaving rations. Until something starts moving in the cargo bay…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

™ & © 1958 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #156

 

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #156

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

The ‘80s live on in this all-new series that spins out of the Free Comic Book Day issue 155-1/2 and hearkens back to the beloved JOE comics from your childhood! Larry Hama returns to script Real American Hero even as COBRA wins the bid to provide internal security for a terrorist-beleaguered USA. First order of business: put out a secret assassination order on the disbanded G.I. Joes. SNAKE EYES isn’t taking it lying down and overreacts maybe just a tiny bit...

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 


 

 

 

 

True Blood #1

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True Blood #1

Alan Ball, David Tischman & Mariah Huehner (w) • David Messina (a) • J. Scott Campbell, Joe Corroney, Andrew Currie, David Messina (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, comes to IDW!

 

Blood and sex mix on a hot rainy night at Merlotte's, when Sookie and her friends are trapped by a vengeful spirit who feeds on shame. People die and dirty secrets are revealed as Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam, Tara, Jason, and Lafayette and are all coerced to dig deep and tell painful memories from their past—those things we all have locked within us that we never tell another living soul! Bon Temps, Louisiana has never been stranger, or more twisted, in a story co-plotted by TRUE BLOOD series creator Alan Ball, with a script by David Tischman (Bite Club) and Mariah Huehner, and lush art by David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown). First Issue special: an exclusive pullout gatefold poster by David Messina!

 

• HBO’s most-watched show!

• True Blood has won Emmy, Golden Globe, Scream, and People’ Choice Awards!

• True Blood was the only TV show in the top-selling DVDs of 2009!

 

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

© 2010 Official HBO Licensed Product © 2010 Home Box Office, Inc. All Right Reserved. HBO and related trademarks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.

 

 

Bram Stocker's Death Ship #3

 

Bram Stoker’s Death Ship #3

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Gary Gerani (w) • Stuart Sayger (a) • Cliff Nielsen (c)

As her captain struggles with the horrible reality unfolding before him, the crew of the Russian sea vessel—the Demeter—is slowly and methodically being taken from her decks in wee hours of the night by a terrifying stowaway! Expanding on the greatest vampire story ever written, Bram Stoker’s Death Ship chronicles the frightening ocean voyage from Transylvania to England as the Demeter unknowingly transport the most evil of evils.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

 

 


Doctor Who #13

 

Doctor Who #13

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Tony Lee (w) Matthew Dow Smith (a) Paul Grist, Smith (c)

Final Sacrifice, Part 1 of 4: On a war-ravaged alien world, the Doctor and Emily fight to save Matthew from the Advocate, while avoiding a planetwide civil war and a space-and-time misplaced Edwardian Torchwood, still hunting the Doctor since The Time Machination! Everything leads to this point—but who will die?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

 

 

 

 

G.I. JOE: Cobra #6

 

G.I. JOE: Cobra #6

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Mike Costa, Christos N. Gage (w) • Sergia Carrera, J.K. Woodward (a) • Ben Templesmith, Antonio Fuso (c)

Arise, Serpentor... ARISE! In our last issue, you met the charismatic, fearsome, magnetic cult leader known as Serpentor. Now learn how he came to be what he is today... both the fantastic story his followers subscribe to, and the not-quite-as-godlike, yet no less terrifying, truth. The critically acclaimed series delivers its boldest, most shocking story yet!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

 

 

 

Killing the Cobra: Chinatown Trollop #3

 

Killing the Cobra: Chinatown Trollop #3

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Mario Acevedo (w) • Alberto Dose (a) • Pinturero (c)

Bestselling novelist Mario Acevedo gets ready to rock-and-roll when his characters, detective-vampire Felix Gomez and his lover, the beautiful Qian Ning, escape the mean streets of Hong Kong and return to San Francisco.  But the ruthless gangster Jiang Chow strikes back and even an undead war vet like Felix is astonished by the bloodbath.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

 

 


The Art of Dave Dorman: Rolling Thunder

The Art of Dave Dorman: Rolling Thunder

Dave Dorman (w & a & c)

Desperado is proud to present a retrospective volume devoted to the entire career of one of today’s most popular science-fiction and comic artists, Dave Dorman. This book offers readers and fans a chance to witness his immense and phenomenal career from the early days to the present, offering glimpses of previously never-before-seen material from his files and sketchbooks, his enormously popular comic and science-fiction work, magazine and book illustrations, as well as beautifully reproduced images of his personal favorites with insights into his life and creative process. Also available as a numbered edition signed by Dorman!

HC • FC • $49.99 • 256 Pages • 9” x 12” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-673-6

© 2010 Dave Dorman

  

 

Sam Kieth Sketchbook #2

 

Sam Kieth Sketchbook #2

Sam Kieth (w & a & c)

The second installment of the Sam Kieth Sketchbook series includes 48 more pages of never-before-seen art. Working in materials and mediums of all variety, see this look at Kieth's work culled from 25 years worth of notepads.

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 48 Pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-681-1

 

 

 

 

Spike: The Devil You Know #2

Spike: The Devil You Know #2

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Bill Williams (w) • Chris Cross (a) • Franco Urru (c)

Spike and Eddie continue to butt heads, sometimes literally, as they try to figure out what to do about some baby Hellmouths, blood manufacturing, and oh yeah…world destruction.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

 

 

 

 

Transformers: Nefarious #5

 

TRAMSFORMERS: Nefarious #5

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Simon Furman (w) • Carlos Magno (a) • Brian Rood, Magno (c)

The full scope and scale of The Initiative’s grand plan—some eighty years in the making—is revealed, and the pooling of AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON forces may just be too little too late. Armed with his very own Allspark, Carter Newell has nothing less than total annihilation on his mind!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  

 

 

 

Weekly World News, Volume 1

 

Weekly World News, Volume 1

Chris Ryall (w) •Alan Robinson (a & c)

Bat Boy! Ph.D. Ape! Manigator! UFO Alien! Ed Anger, the columnist who sits to the far right of the far right! These and many other tabloid newspaper staples from the Weekly World News are featured in their first-ever series, where they have to contend with the threat of… Chaos Cloud (as well as too many pop-culture gags to mention, but we try in the form of annotations in the back, anyway)! Also features an art gallery and original articles from the Weekly World News as additional bonus items!

TPB • FC • $17.99 Price • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-703-0

 

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