IDW's April Solicitations!

Monday, Jan 23rd, 2012

From adventure and action to horror and mystery, there are plenty of new and exciting IDW books coming in April. Take a look at the full list below!

 

The ScoreRichard Stark’s Parker: The Score
Darwyn Cooke (w & a & c)
Fresh from his Eisner Award-winning efforts on The Hunter and The Outfit, Darwyn Cooke now sets his steely sights on The Score, the classic Richard Stark Parker novel from 1964. â€¨Parker becomes embroiled in a plot with a dozen partners in crime to pull off what might be the ultimate heist—robbing an entire town. Everything was going fine for a while, and then things got bad. Considered one of the best in the Parker series, The Score is the perfect vehicle for Darwyn Cooke to pull out all the stops and let loose with a book that has all the impact of a brutal kick to the solar plexus!
HC  PC  $24.99  160 pages  6” x 9” • ISBN 978-1-61377-208-9

Bullet points:
Darwyn Cooke’s two previous Parker Adaptations, The Hunter and The Outfit, both won multiple awards, including the prestigious Eisner and Harvey awards!

 

 


 

Offered Again!
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter HC • PC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-493-0
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit HC • PC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-762-7
Parker: The Martini Edition HC • PC • $75.00 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-980-5


Dungeons & Dragons: 100 Page SpectacularDungeons and Dragons: Forgotten Realms 100 Page Spectacular
Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (w) • Juanfran Moyano, Rags Morales (a)
Thrill to these classic tales of the Forgotten Realms, selected by creator Ed Greenwood! First, a thrilling 2-part adventure—adapted from Greenwood's own story “Elminster at the Magefair”! Plus two classic, genre-busting Forgotten Realms comics from the 1990s: "Head Cheeeese", in which the halfling Foxy battles a very case of... er, food poisoning? And a very unusual peek behind the curtain in "Everybody Wants to Run the Realms."
FC • 100 pages • $7.99

Bullet points:   
Each tale features an all-new introduction from Ed Greenwood!

 

 

 

 

Dungeons & Dragons Volume 3Dungeons & Dragons, Vol. 3: Down   
John Rogers (w) • Andrea Di Vito, Nacho Arranz, Vicente Alcazar, and Andres Ponce (a) • Tyler Walpole (c)
Fell’s Five has returned to Fallcrest, only to find shattering news for Khal. He’s heading home, and nothing will stand in his way! The lauded tale by dedicated D&D authority John Rogers continues, along with striking illustration by Andrea Di Vito.
HC  FC  $24.99  132 pages  8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-178-5

Bullet points:
“This is a good jumping on point for newcomers as the characters are simple enough to get a grasp of in one or two lines spoken by or about or to them.” –TheMondoComics.com

 

Offered Again!
Dungeons & Dragons, Vol. 1 HC: Shadowplague  • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-922-5
Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 1 TP  • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-895-2
Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 2 TP • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-064-1
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun HC  • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-996-6
Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms TP Vol. 1 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-863-1
Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms TP Vol. 2 • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-014-6
Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Drizzt Omnibus TP Vol. 1  • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-997-3

 

Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms #1
Ed Greenwood (w) • Lee Ferguson & Sal Buscema (a) • Tyler Walpole, Steve Ellis (c)
FORGOTTEN REALMS creator Ed Greenwood opens the adventures of an unlikely new band of heroes who get into a bit more trouble than usual in the fabled port city of Waterdeep, but soon discover some of the seedier corners of the wider Realms—the hard way! Joined by artist Lee Ferguson (G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes), this new series kicks off a deadly tale with a kidnapping that is more—and less—than it seems…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Character Design cover!
Variant “bonus” edition, featuring the original

Bullet points:
•    Forgotten Realms® setting creator Ed Greenwood writes this all-new ongoing series!
•    Inks by legendary comic artist Sal Buscema!
•    The regular D&D ongoing will continue—but this series offers a fresh new jumping-on point for new readers and D&D fans!

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your character come to life in the hands of FORGOTTEN REALMS creator ED GREENWOOD? Well, now's your chance! IDW PUBLISHING and WIZARDS OF THE COAST are pleased to announce the FORGOTTEN REALMS CHARACTER CREATION contest, in conjunction with the launch of the all-new DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: FORGOTTEN REALMS comic book series, written by GREENWOOD and starting in April 2012! Chosen by WIZARDS, IDW and GREENWOOD, the winner will see his or her character appear in a future issue of series! For details visit http://www.wizards.com/dnd/promotions.aspx!

 

Infestation 2 #2Infestation 2 #2 (of 2) 
Duane Swierczynski (w) • David Messina (a) • Alex Garner (c)
The mind-bending terror of the Elder Gods has infested countless universes. Reality, and humanity itself, hang in the balance. Now it all comes down the final battle. C.V.O. is scattered across America, and one of their own may be the key to stoping the threat once and for all—but not without a tremendous sacrifice. Danger Girl and others are on hand to help, but will it be enough?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Livio Ramondelli cover!

Bullet points:
Infestation 2 goes out with a bang!
Written by bestselling novelist/comic-book writer Duane Swierczynski and featuring David Messina (Infestation, Infestation: Outbreak, True Blood) on art!

 

Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One ShotInfestation 2: 30 Days of Night one-shot
Duane Swierczynski (w) • Stuart Sayger (a) • Livio Ramondelli, Sam Shearon (c)
December 1952. An Air Force pilot and civilian photographer embark on a top-secret mission to investigate a possible Russian installation near the North Pole. They discover they’ve been beaten to the punch by another team, and they’re not Russian. But they do have a fondness for red...
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Inter-connected “Tentacle Attack” cover

 

 

 

 

 

30 Days of Night Ongoing #630 Days of Night #6
Steve Niles (w) • Christopher Mitten (a) • Davide Furnó (c)
Fright-master Steve Niles continues the all-new, critically acclaimed 30 DAYS OF NIGHT ongoing series! As Alice Blood debates her future with the FBI, a new threat from the North comes to America. Barrow, Alaska, has been massacred. And the death of a vampire leads her once great love to become the greatest enemy humankind has ever known.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Ming Doyle cover

Bullet points:   
Ask your retailer about the rare Ming Doyle (Marvel’s Girl Comics) cover!
“A triumphant return for the preeminent modern vampire story.”—Newsarama
Christopher Mitten (Criminal Macabre) joins the creative team!

 

 

30 Days of Night Volume 130 Days of Night, Vol. 1 
Steve Niles (w)  Sam Kieth (a & c)
Fright-master Steve Niles returns to the creation that launched his career for an all-new 30 Days of Night series, with warped genius Sam Kieth handling the art duties. Features an all-new cast of characters being introduced to the world of 30 Days of Night for the first time!
TPB  FC  $17.99  104 pages  ISBN 978-1-61377-172-3


Bullet points:
“This is the kind of title that gets you excited for Wednesdays.” –Comics Anonymous
“If you’re a fan of vampires or the original 30DON series, Niles and Keith seem to have something that will definitely satiate your thirst.” –Ain’t It Cool News

 

 

 

Rocketeer Adventure 2 #2Rocketeer Adventures 2 #2 (of 4)
Paul Dini, Walter Simonson, Tom Taylor (w) • John Paul Leon, Bill Morrison, Colin Wilson (a) • Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stevens (c)
The second star-studded issue of Rocketeer Adventures streaks into the skies with three high-flying tales of derring do! We start with a story on a grim battle field and race to save a soldiers life. Next up Is a jealous Cliff keeping an eye on Betty in his own inimitable way. Last is a run-in with a Hollywood icon in danger! Another 25 pages of gorgeous art and stories—and all for the price of a regular 22 page book!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Black & White Darwyn Cooke cover!

Bullet points:
Each issue features 25 pages of stories and art!
Featuring a pin-up from J. Scott Campbell!

 

Popeye #1Popeye #1 (of 4)
Roger Landridge (w) • Bruce Ozella (a & c)
Popeye the Sailor Man sails again! E.C Segar’s classic creation is back, with his first original comic in over 30 years!  Written by the Eisner Award-winning Roger Landridge (The Muppets), with pitch-perfect art from rising star Bruce Ozella, it’s a new take on the classic character that’s true to its roots! With a rare incentive cover from legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Jules Feiffer cover!

Bullet points:
Co-edited by IDW CEO Ted Adams and legendary comics historian Craig Yoe!
Popeye, Wimpy, Bluto, Olive Oyl and Swee’ Pea are back!
Printed on paper made from spinach! Okay, not really.

 

Offered Again!
Popeye HC Vol. 1 The Great Comic Book Tales by Bud Sagendorf • FC • $29.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-747-4

TMNT #9Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #9
Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Dan Duncan (a) • Duncan, Eastman (c)
You'd think that General Krang's arrival in New York City would be bad enough news, right? Oh no, there's still plenty more misery to go around! The Turtle's home in the sewers is destroyed thanks to a sinister team-up between Baxter Stockman and Old Hob. Now that the Turtles are homeless, with one of their own captured, things have never looked bleaker for our heroes. The key to their salvation may lie with... April O'Neil??
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Ethan Nicolle (Axe Cop) variant!

Bullet points:
New Story Arc! Featuring the Foot Clan!

 

 

TMNT Microseries #4Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series #4: Leonardo
Brian Lynch (w) • Ross Campbell (a) • Campbell, David Petersen (c)
The final Turtle Micro-series is here! Leonardo, the eldest brother, has always valued honor and discipline. These noble qualities may not be enough against the most fearsome opponents he has encountered—the ruthless Foot Clan! That's right, the first battle between Turtle and Foot happens RIGHT HERE! This story also leads into the next ongoing story-arc. Don't miss this essential issue!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Petersen black & white variant cover!
“Retro” variant edition, featuring a re-mastered original Peter Laird Leonardo Micro-Series cover!

Bullet points:
The first fight between a Turtle and the Foot Clan!
Leading into the new story arc for the TMNT ongoing!

 

TMNT ArchieTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Archie 100 Page Spectacular
Michael Dooney (w & a & c)
Heroes in a half-shell for all ages! Representing the three-issue mini-series that adapted the first five episodes of the original animated TMNT series! Featuring the origins of the Turtles, Splinter, Bebop and Rocksteady… and the first Archie appearances of Shredder and the Foot Clan!
FC • 100 pages • $7.99

Next Men: Aftermath #42
John Byrne (w & a & c)
The year: 1975. The place: a not so sleepy town in West Texas. The stakes:
an unborn life. PROJECT NEXT MEN has been wiped out of existence, but some things remain unchanged. And that's the easy part!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant B&W John Byrne cover!

Bullet points:   
•    The final storyline in John Byrne’s Next Men saga continues!

Cold War Volume 1Cold War, Vol. 1: The Damocles Contract  
John Byrne (w & a & c)
Acclaimed creator John Byrne releases his latest creation, MI-6 agent Michael Swann. In Swann’s opening adventure, “The Damocles Contract,” the secret agent is called on to stop a defecting British scientist from granting the Soviets complete nuclear dominion over the free world… promising ample doses of intrigue and espionage.
TPB  FC  $19.99  120 pages  ISBN 978-1-61377-177-8

Bullet points:
“Fans of James Bond will really enjoy this comic.” –Kittyspryde.com
“It’s got a solid, enjoyable story. Equal amounts of action, intrigue and mystery. Seriously, PICK UP THIS COMIC!” –GeeksofDoom.com

 

 

 

Star Trek #8Star Trek #8
Mike Johnson (w) • Joe Phillips (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)
Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise race against time to stop a renegade Vulcan plot to destroy Romulus! Spock's father Sarek guest-stars in this original story overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci that takes place between the events of the 2009 blockbuster film and the upcoming sequel!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!
Variant photo cover!

Bullet Points:
•    Fully sanctioned by Paramount pictures, with direct ties to the new movie!
•    The new adventures continue here!

 

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #4TRANSFORMERS: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #4
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)
DANGER IN SPACE! Investigating the abandoned AUTOBOT facility on DELPHI—one-time home of fan-favorites THE WRECKERS—RATCHET uncovers a danger greater than he’s ever faced… and the return of a character long thought lost! Will this bring them closer to their goal of finding the Knights of Cyberton—or kill them?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Interconnected Marcelo Matere cover!

Bullet points:

One Universe! Two Comics!
The powerful new direction of TRANSFORMERS continues!
Beginning a 2-part epic!

 

 

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #4TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #4
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey Coller, Griffith (c)
PROWL UNCHAINED! In what’s sure to be the most shocking Transformers comic of 2012—PROWL defends the fledgling government of CYBERTRON against the DECEPTICONS. But how far will he go—and who will chose to stand by his side? The answers will shock you!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Interconnected Marcelo Matere cover!

Bullet points:
One Universe! Two Comics!
The powerful new direction of TRANSFORMERS continues!
You wouldn’t believe the ending to this issue if we told you!

 

Transformers The IDW Collection Vol 6TRANSFORMERS: The IDW Collection, Vol. 6    
Mike Costa, Zander Cannon, Nick Roche, & James Roberts (w) • Don Figueroa, Chee, Nick Roche, Guido Guidi, & E.J. Su (a) • E.J. Su (c)
The re-presentation of IDW's Transformers Universe continues in volume 6! Includes the first six issues of the ongoing series written by Mike Costa and drawn by Don Figueroa, the four-issue Bumblebee series by Zander Cannon and Chee, the fan favorite Last Stand of the Wreckers by James Roberts and Nick Roche, and the Prowl Spotlight.
HC  FC  $49.99  364  7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-183-9

Bullet points:

Another stunning cover by E.J. Su, featuring BUMBLEBEE!

 

 

 

 

G.I. JOE Vol 2 #12G.I. JOE: Ongoing Vol. 2 #12
Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Will Rosado, Steve Ellis (c)
COBRA COMMAND AFTERMATH! It's a new day for the JOEs—as they crawl from the ruins of COBRA COMMAND, they find a new status quo… and a change in command! Who will lead the Joes into this new, deadlier, downsized future? SCARLETT leads and op into one of the wildest wildernesses on the planet to uncover a COBRA facility that threatens the very balance of the universe as we enter… DEEP TERROR!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Black & White Will Rosado cover!

Bullet points:
In the aftermath of COBRA COMMAND, everything changes!
The JOEs face a new villain—a slashed operating budget!
Who will lead the JOEs?!

 

Snake Eyes Ongoing #12Snake Eyes Ongoing #12
Chuck Dixon (w) • Bennie Lobel  (a) • Robert Atkins, Andrew Griffith (c)
COBRA COMMAND AFTERMATH! The most dangerous Joe is presumed K.I.A.—but we know different! SNAKE EYES returns to the HARD MASTER to deliver some shocking news as only the silent JOE can. But someone SNAKE EYES cares deeply about has been harmed and someone else is going to have to pay for that. It's ninja action in the urban jungle and plenty of new surprises!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Black & White Robert Atkins cover!

Bullet points:
In the aftermath of COBRA COMMAND, everything changes!
SNAKE EYES as you’ve never seen him before!
Ninjas fighting in the streets!

 

Cobra Ongoing #12Cobra Ongoing #12
Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Antonio Fuso, David Williams (c)
COBRA COMMAND AFTERMATH! Devastated by the events in COBRA COMMAND, the team reflects on the life and death of fan-favorite character, CHUCKLES. Meanwhile, the survivors of COBRA COMMAND make peace with horrors of the past… and prepare the horrors of the future.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Black & White Antonio Fuso cover!

Bullet points:   
In the aftermath of COBRA COMMAND, everything changes!

Fan favorite character CHUCKLES’ story is seen from a new angle G.I. JOE stands at a crossroads!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #177G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #177
Larry Hama (w) • Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema (a) • Herb Trimpe, Frenz (c)
The stakes are higher than ever! Cobra Commander has discovered the danger in the midst of Broca Beach, and has begun his preparations to face off against the Blue Ninjas. Meanwhile, DUKE, SCARLETT and STALKER split off on their own from G.I. JOE in order to head to Broca Beach. And with SNAKE EYES and BARONESS en route as well, this could be the showdown to end all showdowns. Prepare for the final confrontation in G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #177!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Larry Hama variant sketch cover cover!

Bullet points:   
Featuring stunning art from industry legends Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema!

 

 

G.I. JOE Movie Prequel #4G.I. JOE 2: Movie Prequel #4 (of 4)
John Barber (w) • Salvador Navarro (a & c)
The final battle! STORM SHADOW leads his ninja on an attack that threatens to cripple America’s national security! The only men who can stop him are SNAKE EYES and ROADBLOCK—but can they put aside their differences and learn from each other in time? It’s ninja and commando action in the frantic G.I. JOE manner, leading ino the hottest movie of 2012!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Black & white Salvador Navarro cover!

Bullet points:
Secrets of the new G.I. JOE movie are revealed!
See ROADBLOCK’s all-new fighting style in action!
Non-stop G.I. JOE combat!

 

G.I. JOE Cobra Civil War Vol 2G.I. JOE: Cobra: Cobra Civil War, Vol. 2   
Mike Costa (w) • Werther Dell'Edera (a) • David Williams (c)
The Cobra Civil War rages on! As a new CHAMELEON takes center stage, delve into the dark past of Cobra's sinister sleeper agent. The end of Cobra Civil War nears and as does the unveiling of the new Cobra Commander.
TPB  FC  $17.99  104 pages  ISBN 978-1-61377-179-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hero ComicsHero Comics 2012
Matt Fraction, Chris Ryall, Kevin Eastman, more (w) • Ashley Wood, Kevin Eastman, Andy Kuhn, more (a) • J. Scott Campbell, Joe Jusko (c)
A comic to benefit the Hero Initiative, featuring all-new stories by some of the best creators in comics! Fantastic features include: An original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles short story, a Zombies vs. Robots extravaganza, a new Rex Mantooth Kung-Fu Gorilla story, plus more! And this book will also present single page stories by comics creators who have personally benefitted from the Hero Initiative!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorothy of Oz Prequel #2Dorothy of Oz Prequel #2 (of 4)
Denton J. Tipton (w) • Blair Shedd (a) • Eric Shanower (c)
Based on the upcoming animated film Dorothy of Oz! Building on the world created in the celebrated children’s book by Roger Stanton Baum, Dorothy of Oz will tell the tale of the titular hero’s return to the Land of Oz. But first read here about what events transpired to necessitate Dorothy’s return, and witness the rise of the Jester!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant CGI character art cover!

Bullet points:
Starring classic Oz characters the Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man!
Covers by Eisner-winning artist Eric Shanower!
First of a four-issue miniseries leading into the major film Dorothy of Oz!

 

 

Ghostbusters #8Ghostbusters #8
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Schoening, Nick Runge (c)
The spotlight is on Egon Spengler as he tracks down a paranormal entity—one that has ties to his past—to discover the true source of the city's abnormally high PKE levels! The grand finale to the second arc of the hit ongoing series!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Gabe Eltaeb cover!

Bullet points:   
Each issue contains behind-the-scenes Ghostbusters extras, by Tristan Jones!

 

 

 

Danger Girl: Revolver #4Danger Girl: Revolver #4 (of 4)
Andy Hartnell (w) • Chris Madden (a) • J. Scott Campbell, Madden (c)
It all comes down to this!  Join us in our action-packed, final issue as Abbey, Sydney and the rest of the Danger Girl team finally track down the mysterious Peruvian treasure.  But when our heroes infiltrate the enemy’s fortress – only to find themselves facing a surprise fraternity of villains – will they ever manage to fight their way out?  Find out as the year’s sexiest and most dangerous event concludes!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
J. Scott Campbell sketch variant cover!

Bullet points:   
The triumphant return of Andy Hartnell and J. Scott Campbell’s runaway hit series!
Illustrated by new comics superstar Chris Madden (Jack Avarice IS The Courier)!

 

 

Road Rage #3Road Rage #3 (of 4)
Richard Matheson, Chris Ryall (w) • Rafa Garres (a & c)
The focus turns to the inspiration behind Throttle, Richard Matheson’s classic tale of isolation and terror, Duel! See the story that inspired Steven Spielberg’s movie come to vivid life here, courtesy of adapter Chris Ryall and artist Rafa Garres!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant B&W Rafa Garres cover

Bullet points:
Story by Richard Matheson, the inspiration behind Steven Spielberg’s classic movie!

 

 

 

Memorial #5Memorial #5 (of 6)
Chris Roberson (w) • Rich Ellis (a) • Michael WM Kaluta (c)
Lost in the otherworldly Everlands, Em has finally begun to realize how much she has forgotten. But she also discovers that the only way to regain all that she has lost is not to return to the world she knows, but instead to venture into the very heart of Everlands itself. Between Em and her goal, however, is a crazed patchwork landscape across which walking shadows, living statues, blind kung fu librarians, and forgotten heroes fight to survive in a struggle that could mean the end of time as we know it.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Black & White Michael Kaluta cover!

Bullet points:
•    From the company that brought you 30 Days of Night and Locke & Key comes the latest creator-owned hit series!
•    Created and written by Eisner-nominated writer Chris Roberson (Superman, Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes, iZombie)
•    Covers by Michael Kaluta!

 

Doctor Who #16Doctor Who #16
Joshua Hale Fialkov (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Mark Buckingham, photo (c)
This special arc by Eisner-nominated writer Joshua Hale Fialkov concludes! The Silurian plan is revealed, apocalypse imminent, and with mere minutes to go, can the Doctor and his strange new ally save not just Casablanca but the entire human race?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Matthew Dow Smith cover

Bullet points:   
•    Featuring the fan-favorite Silurians!
•    Special four-part story written by I, Vampire writer Joshua Hale Fialkov!
•    Cover by Fables artist Mark Buckingham!
•    Ask your retailer about the rare Matthew Dow Smith variant cover!

 

Doctor Who Classics Series IV #3Doctor Who Classics Series IV #3 (of 6)
Jamie Delano (w) • John Ridgway (a & c)
IDW’s newly recolored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales from years past returns! This all-new series picks up where Series III left off, with the adventures of the SIXTH DOCTOR! After a time cannon hits the TARDIS, the Doctor and Frobisher find themselves on prehistoric Earth where they must prevent the course of human evolution from being altered forever.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Written by Jamie Delano of Hellblazer fame!
All-new covers by the incomparable John Ridgway!
Featuring fan-favorite companions Frobisher and Peri!

 

 

Smoke and Mirrors #2 (of 5)
Mike Costa & Jon Armstrong (w) Ryan Browne, Jenny Frison (a & c)
ENTER THE WORLD OF MAGIC! With just his slight-of hand skills, stage magician Terry Ward finds himself in a world he didn’t make—a world where sorcery is real! When he befriends a kid from this world, will danger come calling? You bet it will!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Ryan Browne Black & White cover!

Bullet points:
Features an all-new magic trick INSIDE THE ISSUE!
The first comic project from acclaimed sleight-of-hand artist Jon Armstrong!
Get ready to be amazed!

Monocyte #4Monocyte #4 (of 4)
menton3, Kasra Ghanbari (w) • menton3 (a & c)
The world is in in chaos. Monocyte makes his way to Azrael as the human slaves are freed… Series conclusion with art by menton3 (ZvR: Aventure, Silent Hill) and co-written by Kasra Ghanbari with an incentive cover by world-renowned fine artist Phil Hale and side stories by legendary fine artist/illustrator Barron Storey (Sandman: Endless Nights) and superstar horror writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre).
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:
Variant Phil Hale cover!

Bullet points:
“MONOCYTE creates one of those awesome edge-of-the-psyche disturbance fields. You sick bastards. I LOVE IT!" – Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin, Stray Toasters)

 

 

Hawken #6Hawken #6 (of 6)
Tim & Ben Truman (w) • Tim Truman (a & c)
The climactic showdown of the first Hawken arc! Hawken faces off with his twisted protegé, Sombre. Timothy and Benjamin Truman prove the West wasn’t just wild, it was goddamn ugly. Alternate wraparound cover by Dominic Vivona, artist of the WWII zombie comic hit FUBAR!
PC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:
Dominic Vivona wraparound cover

Bullet points:   
Concluding the 6-issue weird western series co-written and drawn by Tim Truman (GrimJack, Hawkman, Scout)!
“A dirty and foul book. Isn’t that what we want our westerns to be?”—Newsarama

 

 

Servant of the Bones Vol 1Anne Rice's Servant of the Bones  
Anne Rice & Mariah McCourt (w)  Renae DeLiz & Ray Dillon (a & c)
Anne Rice, among the most iconic creators in horror, brings one of her richest stories to the graphic novel medium. And it’s a tale of murder, demonic revenge, and the redemptive power of faith. Faithfully adapted to comics by Rice and McCourt, and ornately illustrated by the New York Times Best-selling team of Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon.
HC  FC  $24.99  152 pages  ISBN 978-1-61377-173-0

Bullet points:
“IDW’s adaptation of Anne Rice’s Servant of the Bones is a superbly drawn, well crafted story filled with magic and dark secrets.” –NostalgicBooksAndComics.com

 

 

 

 

HP Lovecraft: The Dunwich HorrorH.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror    
Joe R. Lansdale (w) • Peter Bergting (a) • Menton3 (c)
H.P. Lovecraft is known as one of the key founders of modern horror, cited as a major influence by many prominent authors, such as Stephen King. In collaboration with renowned Lovecraft historian and literary caretaker Robert Weinberg, presents the definitive Lovecraft comics updated for a 21st century audience. Adapting "The Dunwich Horror" and "The Hound" a new vision of Lovecraft emerges, courtesy of Joe Lansdale and company!
TPB  FC  $17.99  104 pages  ISBN 978-1-61377-180-8

Bullet points:
“This comic is a must have for any fans of Lovecraft in particular, or horror, in general.” –GeeksofDoom.com

 

 

 

Princess of MarsPrincess of Mars    
Edgar Rice Burroughs (w) • Michael W. Kaluta (a & c)
Following up the Disney-produced motion picture that just hit theaters, relive this classic adventure tale from Edgar Rice Burroughs. John Carter and his 'Barsoom' experiences are re-imagined in gorgeous chapter illustrations by comic legend Mike Kaluta!
HC  FC  $17.99  240 pages  6” x 9” • ISBN 978-1-61377-182-2

Bullet points:
Before Tarzan there was John Carter and his adventures on Mars!

 

 

 

 

Genius IllustratedGenius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth
Dean Mullaney & Bruce Canwell  (w) • Alex Toth (a & c)
Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell continue their comprehensive review of the life and art of Alex Toth in Genius, Illustrated. Covering the years from the 1960s to Toth's poignant death in 2006, this oversized book features artwork and complete stories from Toth's latter-day work at Warren, DC Comics, Red Circle, Marvel, and his own creator-owner properties… plus samples of his animation work for Hanna-Barbera, Ruby-Spears, and others—as well as sketchbook pages, doodles, advertising art, and other rarities provided through the cooperation of Toth's family and his legion of fans. Two of Toth's best stories are reproduced complete from the original artwork: "Burma Skies" and "White Devil… Yellow Devil." A full-length text biography will chart the path from Toth's increasingly reclusive lifestyle to his touching re-connection to the world in his final years. Fans of comics, cartoons, and all-around great artwork revere Alex Toth. See why Genius, Illustrated—along with its companion volume, 2011's Genius, Isolated—are being praised as the definitive examination of the life and art of The Master, Alex Toth!
HC  PC  $49.99  288 pages  9.5” x 13” • ISBN 978-1-61377-024-5

Bullet points:
“This book, is, for me a game-changer: The first (literally) expansive visual biography of a classic comic book artist that manages to show and tell just what made the man and the work.” —The Comics Journal

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Genius Isolated: Life & Art of Alex Toth HC  • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-828-0

Wally Wood GalaxyWally Wood Galaxy    
Roger Hill (w) • Wally Wood (a & c)
Wally Wood’s career is legendary among the annals of comic’s history. He rocketed to fame working on Will Eisner’s The Spirit newspaper strip and became one of the most talented artists working for EC Comics during the 1950s. Wood also became a star of EC’s satire comic called Mad, which went on to even greater success as a magazine, allowing the artist to apply his amazing talents in a broader spectrum. When the comics industry fell on lean times during the mid 1950s, Wood segued into the field of science fiction pulp illustration, providing over 200 beautiful drawings and several color cover paintings for the digest magazines; particularly Galaxy. Wood left behind a legacy of great art, much of which has never been reprinted. This book will feature them all. Long time Wally Wood historian Roger Hill has spent the past twenty years pulling together the history of Wood’s involvement with the pulp digests and tracking down original art for this project. Over half of the images have been pulled from the originals or from Wood’s personal file copies, allowing Wood fans the finest possible reproduction!
HC  B&W  $29.99  160  8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-183-9

Bullet points:
One of the founding artists for Mad Magazine, Wally Wood is one of the most celebrated cartoonists of all time!


Eternal Descent Vol 2 #4Eternal Descent, Vol. 2 #4 (of 6)
Llexi Leon, Justin Peniston (w) • Ivan Fernandez (a) • Jason Metcalf, Santi Casas (c)
Chosen by an unearthly intellect, a champion is born in Misha Mansoor! With technology beyond our comprehension, his destiny lies at the heart of the time stream, and the fate of humanity may rest on his shoulders. Determined to find Sirian, Lyra turns to Richard for answers, but when her questions awaken a long dormant power, the duo form a reluctant alliance. Unaware of its true purpose, they activate the spheres key, bringing down the full wrath of the association. A narrow escape finds Lyra in a tainted world of familiar foes, where the supernatural succubus and a high-tech hero must fight for their future.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

 

 

 

 

NevskyNevsky: Hero of the People
Ben McCool (w) • Mario Guevara (a & c)
Written by Ben McCool (Memoir, Pigs) with art by rising star Mario Guevara (Solomon Kane, Victorian Undead), this full-length graphic novel is a stunning re-imagination of Sergei Eisenstein's famed film, Alexander Nevsky (1938). Alexander Nevsky is a central figure in Russian history, having lived during one of Russia's darkest periods--the invasion of the Teutonic Knights. Alexander Nevsky helped establish the Russian nation by defeating the Teutonic Knights, invaders from the last vestiges of the Holy Roman Empire, with an army comprised of ordinary citizens who were poorly-equipped soldiers but fought for their freedom. This ragtag band, against overwhelming odds,  defeated the invaders in an epic battle on the frozen lake Peipus--a spectacular achievement that is still celebrated in Russia to this day. In 1938 the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, much acclaimed for his masterful interpretation as seen in "Battleship Potemkin" (1925) and "Ivan the Terrible" (1944), brought the story of Alexander Nevsky to life on the silver screen in an innovative and brilliant way, by developing new film techniques that remain in use almost 100 years later by some of the greatest directors of our time. Now, following in the steps of Eisenstein, IDW is proud to present one of the most compelling historical graphic novels ever produced--one that is as relevant today as it was at any time in history!
HC  FC  $24.99  128 pages  ISBN 978-1-61377-181-5

Bullet points:
A timeless story of the battle for freedom and patriotism gets retold in a vibrant new form with Nevsky, an original graphic novel adaptation of Sergei Eisenstein's classic film, Alexander Nevsky (1938).
From rising stars Ben McCool (Memoir, Pigs) and Mario Guevara (Solomon Kane, Victorian Undead)!

V WarsV-Wars    
Jonathan Maberry, Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, James A. Moore, Gregory Frost, John Everson,  Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Scott Nicholson (w)
A sweeping threaded narrative of the global phenomenon known as the Vampire Wars.

Mankind has been silently infected by millennia-old bacteria unknowingly exhumed by a scientific expedition in Antarctica. Now, in some rare cases, a person’s so-called “junk DNA” becomes activated, and depending on their racial and ethnic heritage they begin to manifest one of the many diverse forms of the “others” that are the true basis for the legends of supernatural creatures. These aren’t your usual vampires and werewolves—it goes much deeper than that.

Conceived by Jonathan Maberry, V WARS features stories from various “frontlines” as reported by such contributors as Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, James A. Moore, Gregory Frost, John Everson, Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Scott Nicholson (as well as Maberry himself, of course).

The result is a compelling series of tales that create a unique chronicle of mankind’s response to this sudden, hidden threat to humanity.
HC  BW  $24.99  384  6” x 9” • ISBN 978-1-61377-151-8

Bullet points:
Vampires have taken over the world! We aren’t hunting them. They are hunting us!

Oz Treasury EditionOz Treasury Edition
Eric Shanower (w & a & c)
A marvelous mega-sized sampling of classic Oz stories by award-winning cartoonist Eric Shanower! Wonder and magic abound in this special collection, which includes “The Forgotten Forest of Oz,” featuring Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and Toto, too! The evil Troll King leads a horde of axe-wielding trolls and fire-breathing dragons to destroy the wood-nymphs of the enchanted Forest of Burzee. Only Dorothy Gale of Kansas holds the key to avert disaster!
FC ï‚· Cardstock ï‚·  $9.99 ï‚· 64 pages ï‚· 9.25” x 14.25”

 

 

 

 

Bloom County, Vol. 5  Signed/Numbered Ltd Ed.
Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)
IDW Publishing is proud to present the final signed and numbered limited edition of Bloom County: The Complete Library. Strictly limited to 500 copies, each with a special signature plate bound into the book, and signed by Bloom County creator Berkeley Breathed.
HC  FC  $50.00  272 pages  11” x 8.5”   ISBN 978-1-61377-128-0

Jurassic Park: Dangerous GamesJurassic Park: Dangerous Games    
Greg Bear & Erik Bear (w) • Jorge Jimenez (a) • JK Woodward (c)
It is eleven years after the events of the Jurassic Park movies and CIA agent Daniel Espinoza is working undercover to infiltrate infamously brutal Nicaraguan drug lord Gabriel Cazares' drug ring. Cazares and his henchmen have taken over Isla Nubar and converted the main facility into a walled fortress and pleasure palace in the center of a primeval jungle filled with savage monsters. When his deep cover is blown, Espinoza finds himself lost and alone on the dangerous island, hunted by both armed thugs and prehistoric monstrosities. And there is someone else watching him, too—a mysterious figure in the shadows who could be Espinoza's only hope for survival... or the bringer of his ultimate doom.
HC  FC  $24.99  112 pages  ISBN 978-1-61377-002-3

Bullet points:
Greg Bear is the author of more than thirty books, spanning thrillers, science fiction, and fantasy, including BLOOD MUSIC, EON, THE FORGE OF GOD, DARWIN'S RADIO, CITY AT THE END OF TIME, and HULL ZERO THREE. His books have won numerous international prizes, have been translated into more than twenty-two languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide.

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