IDW's August Solicitations!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

KISS, Mars Attacks, The Crow, Jericho, Love and Capes, Classic Popeye, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more are all coming in August 2012!

Click "Read More" to see the full list of IDW Comics and books, coming in August.


Kiss #3KISS #3
Tom Waltz (w) • Casey Maloney (a) • Xermanico, Maloney (c)
“A World Without Heroes,” Part 1! In a forgotten time of swords and sorcery, dragons and wizards, warriors and maidens, a once-united kingdom has become irreversibly divided. Ruled separately now by four very different overlords, the Destroyer finds a land—and its estranged inhabitants—ripe for the taking. He unleashes his Chaos forces against the planet, led by the ruthless General, Black Diamond. In retaliation, the Elder sends the enigmatic She to deliver the four cosmic talismans, gifting the overlords with the powers of the Demon, Starchild, Catman, and Celestial! Can the four become one and save their world?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Michael Gaydos “Starchild” cover!
Variant KISS photo cover!

Bullet points:
•    This series is rooted in KISS fandom but very accessible to all comic readers!
•    Written by Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) with art by Casey Maloney (Gene Simmons Zipper)
•    KISS #3-4 come with special interlocking covers by artist Casey Maloney.
•    KISS #1-4 come with a special “solo album” covers by artist Michael Gaydos. Issue 3: The Celestial!

 

Mars Attacks #3Mars Attacks #3
John Layman (w) • John McCrea (a & c)
The invasion has begun! The first stories of an all-new MARS ATTACKS universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The Martians are here! And they’ve brought giant, mutated insects with them!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Michael Gaydos cover!

Bullet Points:
•    Written by John Layman, co-creator of the Eisner-winning series Chew!
•    Art by John McCrea, Eisner-winner for Hitman!


 

 

Rocketeer Cargo of Doom #1The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #1 (of 4)
Mark Waid (w) • Chris Samnee (a) • Samnee, Dave Stevens (c)
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rocketeer with an all-new full-length series!
Dave Stevens created the Rocketeer in 1982 and it has proven to be a uniquely enduring Character. Now Cliff Secord and the Rocketeer take to the skies once again as Mark Waid and Chris Samnee spin a yarn in the best tradition of Dave Stevens, bringing us a tale of great adventure, suspense and humor!

A ship docks in Los Angeles harbor from a far-off and exotic locale—with a big, mysterious… and living… cargo! Danger and mayhem abound as our hero leaps into the fray! Plus, we introduce a lovely new character who will be vying against Betty for Cliff’s affections!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant character design wraparound Chris Samnee cover!
Unique handsketched cover by Chris Samnee!

Bullet points:
•    The FIRST full-length Rocketeer adventure in nearly 20 years!
•    Written by Eisner Award-winning creator Mark Waid!
•    Drawn by Harvey Award-winning artist Chris Samnee!

Offered Again!
Rocketeer Adventures, Vol. 1 HC  • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-034-4
Rocketeer Complete Collection HC  • FC • $29.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-538-8
Rocketeer Complete Collection HC, Deluxe Edition • FC • $75.00 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-537-1

 

Crow #2The Crow #2
John Shirley (w) • Kevin Colden (a) • Ashley Wood, Kyle Hotz (c)
“Death, My Revelation.” The Crow has been reborn in blood and loss through something that may be worse than death. Displaced spirits, torn from their living bodies, wander Tokyo as the mystery deepens. The Crow is on a mission of vengeance, his samurai sword splashing blood… but he must also uncover hidden truths as he penetrates level after level of secrets within the shadowy corridors of Biotrope... and the dark recesses of a mysterious island off the coast of Japan.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Kent Williams cover!
Variant James O’Barr cover!

Bullet points:
•    Written by John Shirley, co-screenwriter of The Crow and novelist (Everything is Broken)
•    Covers by Ashley Wood & Kyle Hotz!
•    Incentive covers by The Crow creator James O’Barr and a classic image from Kent Williams!

 

Godzilla #4Godzilla #4
Duane Swierczynski (w) • Simon Gane (a) • Zach Howard, Matt Frank (c)
Unable to take down Titanosaurus on their own, Boxer and the Monster Kill Crew decide to fight monster with monster! After luring Rodan to the battlefield, the Crew is hoping for a two-for-one score. But in a world of kaiju, things seldom go as planned! Plus, the Crew starts to ask the big question: Why are the monsters reappearing now? They might not like the answer!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Jeff Zornow cover!

Bullet points:
•    The master of the seas vs. the master of the skies: Titanosaurus vs. Rodan!

 

 

 

Godzilla: Half Century War #1Godzilla: The Half-Century War #1 (of 5)
James Stokoe (w & a & c)
Introducing a new and exciting look at Godzilla's reign of destruction, courtesy of Orc Stain creator James Stokoe! The year is 1954 and Lieutnant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan. Along with his pal Kentaro, Ota makes a desperate gamble to save lives... and in the process begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts fifty years! Don't miss the first decade in a tale of a lifetime!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Frank Teran cover!

Bullet points:
•    Incredibly detailed art and story by the acclaimed creator of Orc Stain!

 

 

Battle Beasts #2Battle Beasts #2 (of 4)
Bobby Curnow (w) • Valerio Schiti (a & c)
The Beasts have landed on Earth, destroying everything in their path. Bliss Reynolds knows why, but she is being hunted for her secret knowledge by dozens of bloodthirsty Beasts! Three noble Beasts have endeavored to protect Bliss, but they won't be enough to protect her from the hordes that are on their tail. The only option? Run! It's a scramble for survival in a war zone called San Francisco!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Jeff Zornow cover!

Bullet Points:
•    The beloved toys from the ‘80s come to life in a story with non-stop action!
•    If you love Transformers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you'll love this tale of intergalactic creature mayhem!

 

 

Deadworld: War of the Dead #1Deadworld: War of the Dead #1 (of 5)
Gary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a & c)
Special All-new 5-part weekly series returns what has been called the forefather of all zombie comics! The undead have overrun the Earth! A small outpost, remnants of a twisted scientists’ scheme to defeat the plague, holds out against the army of King Zombie with their secret weapon, the Lepers—victims of a bizarre experiment that left them with dead flesh in breathing husks with flesh that even zombies won’t touch.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant cover by Sami Makkonen

Bullet points:
•    Five weekly issues throughout August!
•    Deadworld is being presented in full color for the first time!
•    Written by Deadworld co-creator Gary Reed!
•    Art by Deadworld: Slaughterhouse and Hatter M artist Sami Makkonen
•    Special variant covers by Sami Makkonen!

 

Deadworld: War of the Dead #2Deadworld: War of the Dead #2 (of 5)
Gary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a & c)
The Lepers, with their dead and decaying flesh, brace themselves for the zombie onslaught. Rand, the leader, pushes for a confrontation soon as he knows the lepers are the only hope, and most of them are closer to death than they’d like to admit… meanwhile, King Zombie reveals his sinister plan!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadworld: War of the Dead #3Deadworld: War of the Dead #3 (of 5)
Gary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a & c)
Dan, one of the surviving humans, finally found Donna, the woman he loved… but she had become infected with the presence of an intelligent zombie and is now half-human and half-zombie. Dan is torn between saving her or killing her, and if he doesn’t make the decision soon, it might just be too late…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadworld: War of the Dead #4Deadworld: War of the Dead #4 (of 5)
Gary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a & c)
The leader of the town decides to accept the offer of the King Zombie. The humans will give themselves up and become the “cattle” of the zombies. Some will have to be sacrificed but most will survive… for a while…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadworld: War of the Dead #5Deadworld: War of the Dead #5 (of 5)
Gary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a & c)
King Zombie makes his ultimate gambit as he decides that what every great King needs… is a great queen, in the form of Donna. Dan, stunned by the humans’ passive acceptance of their fate, knows that to defeat an army, you must cut off its head. In a world of death, even characters that have been around since the very first issue of Deadworld will not survive this catastrophic conclusion.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Offered Again!
Deadworld Classic Vol. 1 TPB  • BW • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-817-4
Deadworld Classic Vol. 2 TPB • BW • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-925-6
Deadworld: Last Siesta • BW • $14.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-044-3


 

 

Doctor Who Annual 2012Doctor Who Annual 2012
Len Wein, Richard Dinnick, Tony Lee, Andy Diggle (w) • Matthew Dow Smith, Mitch Gerads, Mark Buckingham (a) • Buckingham (c)
The Eleventh Doctor returns in this all-new Annual! This oversized issue contains three complete stories by an all-star lineup, featuring legendary writer-editor Len Wein, Doctor Who novelist Richard Dinnick, and writer Tony Lee, with art by Matthew Dow Smith, and Mitch Gerads. Also included is a prelude to the next ongoing series by series writer Andy Diggle and superstar artist Mark Buckingham!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Bullet points:
•    All-star lineup of creators, including Len Wein, Andy Diggle and Mark Buckingham!

 

 

 

Doctor Who: Dave Gibbons CollectionDoctor Who Dave Gibbons Treasury Edition #1
Pat Mills & John Wagner (w) • Dave Gibbons (a & c)
Industry legend Dave Gibbons illustrated a classic run of Doctor Who comics, and this oversized treasury edition collects the very first storylines starring the Fourth Doctor as portrayed by Tom Baker. Enjoy “The Iron Legion” and “City of the Damned” in their entirety, and in vibrant color!
FC • Cardstock • $9.99 • 72 pages • 9.25” x 14.25”

Bullet points:
•    Master illustrator Dave Gibbons’ celebrated run on Doctor Who has never been reproduced like this!

 

 

 

 

 

Star Trek: 100 Page Summer SpectacularStar Trek 100-Page Spectacular Summer 2012
Nathan Archer, Christopher Golden, and Tom Sniegoski (w) • Dave Hoover and Jeff Moy  (a) • Travis Charest  (c)
Presenting two incredible stories from two incredible corners of the Star Trek Universe! First, the crew of the starship Enterprise, under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, finds itself in a very unusual setting—in Embrace the Wolf! Plus, Captain Janeway, Seven of Nine, and the rest of the crew of the U.S.S Voyager have a close encounter of the Borg kind in False Colors!
FC • 100 pages • $7.99


 

 

 

 

 

Star Trek/Doctor Who #4Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #4 (of 8)
Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Woodward, Francesco Francavilla (c)
The biggest science-fiction crossover of all time continues, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! As the CyberBorg continue to carve a swath of destruction across the galaxy, the Federation is met with the possibility of assistance, but from an unthinkable source!  Will Captain Picard and the Doctor agree to an alliance that could be worse than the enemy they face?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Black & White Francesco Francavilla cover!

Bullet Points:
•    The first Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover ever!
•    Featuring fan-favorite villains the Borg and the Cybermen!
•    Variant cover by Best Cover Artist Eisner nominee Francesco Francavilla!

 

Star Trek #12Star Trek #12
Mike Johnson (w) • Claudia Balboni (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)
The conclusion of "The Truth About Tribbles!" With production underway on next year's blockbuster STAR TREK sequel, the countdown continues here in the pages of the hit series overseen by the film's writer/producer Roberto Orci! The classic episode "The Trouble With Tribbles" is re-imagined as part of the timeline of the new films!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant 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!

 

 

Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms #4Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms #4
Ed Greenwood (w) • Lee Ferguson & Sal Buscema (a) • Tyler Walpole, Steve Ellis (c)
The creator of the Realms pens this incredible tale of heroism and adventure! Randral, Torn, and Talandra fled vicious foes by plunging though a glowing portal—into a wilderness adorned with ruined castles, and positively crowded with marauding monsters. Most of whom seem bent on butchering each other—not to mention our three runaways, who must face... the King of Ghosts.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Character Design cover!
   
Bullet points:
•    Forgotten Realms® setting creator Ed Greenwood writes this all-new ongoing series!
•    Inks by legendary comic artist Sal Buscema!

 

 

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark SunDungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun: Ianto's Tomb
Alex Irvine  (w) • Peter Bergting (a) • Wayne Reynolds (c)
The post-apocalyptic Dungeons & Dragons setting's first-ever comic! Beneath a crimson sun lie wastelands of majestic desolation and cities of cruel splendor, where life hangs by a thread. Welcome to Athas! When an imprisoned gladiator named Grudvik escapes the city of Tyr, a part-time slave hunter and full-time dune trader is hired to bring back the fugitive. But after crossing swords, the pair must join forces to survive the harsh desert.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 132 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-349-9

Bullet points:
•    “The world of Athas is supposed to be dangerous, and that’s exactly how it looks thanks to (Peter) Bergting.” –Comic Book Resources

 

 

 

Ghostbusters #12Ghostbusters #12
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Schoening, Tristan Jones (c)
“Haunted America” concludes here! The Ghostbusters hit the last leg of their tour of the country, pulling into the Pacific Northwest and the city of Seattle just in time to bear witness to a rock and roll return.  A ghostly guitarist is stalking the Emerald City and it's up to the guys to put an end to his ectoplasmic encore.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Mike Henderson cover!

Bullet points:   
•    Each issue contains a back-up Ghostbusters story by Tristan Jones! “Who Killed Laura Parr?” will run in all 4 issues of Haunted America!
•    Four Dan Schoening covers connect to make a unified National map, each featuring a different Ghostbuster! Four Tristan Jones covers featuring a haunted tourist postcard theme!

 

 

Trio #4Trio #4
John Byrne (w & a & c)
An ancient evil is born into a world that has never seen its like before. Can even our brave and resourceful Trio stand against the menace that is… GOLGOTHA? You know how to find out!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant cover by John Byrne!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jericho Season 4 #2Jericho: Season 4 #2 
Kalinda Vazquez (w) • Andrew Currie (a) • Tim Bradstreet, Photo (c)
Jake and Hawkins grow more entrenched with John Smith, mastermind of the September Attacks and the only man capable of operating The Precipice—a key element to defeating the Allied States. As Smith spearheads a daring new resistance mission to strike back at the ASA, Jake and Hawkins grow wary of what Smith's ulterior motives might be. But that's not all they have to worry about because Smith isn't just getting involved in their rebellion… he's finding his own place in the town of Jericho and infiltrating every part of their lives... 
And there's nothing they can do to stop him.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Tim Bradstreet sketch variant!

 

 

 

Magic The Gathering The Spell Thief #4Magic: The Gathering—The Spell Thief #4
Matt Forbeck (w) • Martín Cóccolo (a) • Alex Horley (c)
Dack Fayden’s quest to track down the villainous Sifa Grent has brought him to Grixis, a vast wasteland dominated by the undead and vicious demons—including the demon-dragon Malfegor. Imprisoned by the demon’s cult, Dack soon discovers the morbid origins of Sifa and her sinister ties to Malfegor… but will he be able to escape this undead plane in order to stop her plans?
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Tyler Walpole cover!

Bullet points:
•    This issue includes an exclusive, alternate art playable Magic: The Gathering card!

 

 

 

Danger Girl/G.I. JOE #2Danger Girl/G.I. JOE #2
Andy Hartnell (w) • John Royle (a) • J. Scott Campbell X 2 (c)
It’s the most dangerous event of the summer, and the action continues right here!  COBRA’s surprise attack has brought the G.I. JOE team to its knees.  But when Lady Jaye learns that Flint has gone missing behind enemy lines, she joins forces with the Danger Girls on a covert mission that aims to rescue her man and get the Joes back on their feet!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Black & White J. Scott Campbell variant cover!

 

 

 

 

 

G.I. JOE Cobra Command Vol 3G.I. JOE: Cobra Command, Vol. 3
Chuck Dixon & Mike Costa  (w) • Wil Rosado, Bennie Lobel, & Antonio Fuso (a) • Menton3 (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! The stories from G.I. JOE, SNAKE EYES, And COBRA converge in this volume plus the G.I. JOE: Cobra Annual is included.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-351-2

Bullet points:
•    Contains issue #12 of each series plus the Cobra Annual.

 

 

 

 

 

G.I. JOE Field ManualG.I. JOE: Field Manual
Jim Sorenson & Bill Forster  (w) • Various (a) • Bill Forster (c)
Relive your favorite memories of the classic G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero cartoon with the G.I. Joe Field Manual, Volume One—an amazing archive of beautiful animation models. From Roadblock to Zartan, from the Skystriker to the H.I.S.S. Tank, from the Weather Dominator to the U.S.S. Flagg, all of your favorite characters, vehicles, and world conquering devices are present in this amazing volume. Thrill to never-before-published production artwork and behind-the-scenes designs that made the classic 80's Joe cartoon so memorable.
TPB • BW • $19.99 • 208 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-350-5

Bullet points:
•    Compiled and presented by the team behind Transformers: The Ark
•    With over a thousand images from the first sixty five episodes of G.I. Joe and a new foreword from lead designer and comic-book legend Russ Heath.

 

G.I. JOE #16G.I. JOE #16
Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards (c)
DEEP TERROR concludes! Scarlett and Team Bravo are trapped a mile beneath the Earth's surface with an army of COBRA killers beneath on their tail! Their only hope is—Mainframe? Also: COBRA’s too-public campaign to destroy the Joes rolls on. How can America’s super-secret heroes survive in the light of day?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Black & White Tommy Lee Edwards cover!

Bullet points:
•    All-new direction for G.I. JOE continues!

 

 

 

Cobra #16Cobra #16
Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)
THE HUNT IS ON! The key to all of Cobra’s secrets is in the crossfire as FLINT’s secret G.I. Joe squad converges on FIREFLY and BLACKLIGHT! Everyone has their own agenda—and everybody has a lot of guns! It’s not-stop action and betrayal as secrets come to light and bodies hit the floor!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Joe Eisma & Juan Castro cover!

Bullet points:   
•    NEW CHARACTERS! NEW MISSION!
•    SAME CUTTING-EDGE STORYTELLING!

 

 

 

 

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #16Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #16
Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a) • Andrea Di Vito (c)
SERPENT’S SHADOW concludes here in the lair of the COBRA Commander! Snake Eyes, Storm shadow and the murderous Rika must free themselves from a trap set by the Commander in the only way they know how—KILL their way out! Will Snake Eyes show his hand and reveal his betrayal of the Arashikage or play this round out to the end?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Lee Ferguson & Sal Buscema cover!

Bullet Points:
•    Non-stop ninja and commando action!
•    Featuring the key villain from G.I. JOE: RETALIATION!

 

 

G.I. JOE Transformers Crossover SketchG.I. JOE / TRANSFORMERS Crossover, Vol. 1
Michael Higgins & Larry Hama  (w) • Herb Trimpe Chris Batista, Steven Leiber,  William Rosado, & Jesse D'Orozco (a) • Klaus Scherwinski (c)
The worlds of G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS combine in this first volume reprinting the classic crossovers. Contains the 4-issue G.I. JOE and the TRANSFORMERS limited series plus issues #139-142 of A REAL AMERICAN HERO. MEGATRON and COBRA versus the JOEs and the AUTOBOTS, who will come out on top?
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 192 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-352-9

Bullet points:

•    The classic G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS crossovers, re-colored and ready for duty!

 

 

 

 

Offered Again!
Transformers Maximum DinobotsTransformers: Maximum Dinobots
Simon Furman (w) • Nick Roche (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
At last, the ultimate confrontation between not just GRIMLOCK and his somewhat estranged fellow Dinobots, SLUDGE, SLAG, SNARL, and SWOOP, but also SUNSTREAKER/HUNTER, SCORPONOK, HOT ROD, Skywatch and a whole army of HEADMASTERS! Mayhem, machinations, melee, and, of course, Maximum Dinobots, all courtesy of TRANSFORMERS über-scribe Simon Furman and fan-favorite Nick Roche!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-478-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #181G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #181
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Herb Trimpe, Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema (c)
G.I. Joe’s mission at a Comic Convention comes to a close, only to reveal a new, intriguing enemy that may share a history with the Arashikage clan. Meanwhile, Darklon remains a prisoner of the Joes… until an attempt to transfer him from the Pit goes horribly awry! What is the Machiavellian arms-dealer’s nefarious plot and how is Destro involved in it? Secrets are unveiled in this pulse-pounding issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Larry Hama variant sketch cover!

 

 

 

 

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #8TRANSFORMERS: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #8
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)
DINOBOT MONTH! Three years ago, Grimlock disappeared from his prison cell on Garrus 9. Where did he go? What happened to him? One thing’s for certain: the leader of the Dinobots is back—and he's itching to settle some scores!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Marcelo Matere variant! Interlocks with TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise #8’s incentive cover!

Bullet points:

•    GRIMLOCK UNLEASHED!
•    The return of the Dinobots!
•    Incentive cover by Marcelo Matere that connects with Robots in Disguise #8!

 

 

 

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye AnnualTRANSFORMERS: More Than Meets the Eye Annual 2012
James Roberts (w) • Jimbo Salgado, Guido Guidi (a) • Tim Seeley, Alex Milne (c)
THE ORIGIN OF THE KNIGHTS OF CYBERTRON! Rodimus and the crew of the Lost Light finally reach Crystal City, home to the mysterious Circle of Light. But what they find waiting for them is going to change everything—and not necessarily for the better!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

*Variant covers:
Jimbo Salgado variant! Interlocks with TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise Annual incentive cover from next month!

Bullet points:
•    Introducing the artistic wizardry of Jimbo Salgado!
•    The first of two interlinked Transformers annuals—the story continues in next month’s TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE annual!
•    Double-sized TRANSFORMERS excitement!
•    A life-changing chapter of MTMTE!
•      Cover and story connect with next month’s TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE annual!

 

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #8TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #8
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Griffith, Casey Coller (c)
DINOBOT MONTH! Guess who's back on Cybertron? SLAG, SLUDGE, SNARL, and SWOOP—and they’re as mad as ever! IRONHIDE leads them deep into the Cybertronian wilderness searching for lost AUTOBOTS... but what they find might be the greatest danger of all!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Marcelo Matere variant! Interlocks with TRANSFORMERS: More Than Meets The Eye #8’s RI cover!

Bullet points:
•    DINOBOT MONTH!
•    The Dinobots return and take center stage!

 

 

 

Transformers: Regeneration One #82TRANSFORMERS: Regeneration One #82
Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)
DINOBOT MONTH! And ex-Dinobot commander GRIMLOCK wishes it wasn’t! His quest for a means to restore his ability to change modes takes him to Nebulos—a world off-limits to TRANSFORMERS, where a welcome that’s more incendiary than warm awaits him. Plus, KUP and THE WRECKERS find themselves stranded, hunted and in a whole world of pain. Quite literally!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Geoff Senior cover!

Bullet points:
•    DINOBOT MONTH!
•    Continuing the original TRANSFORMERS comic book series from the 1980s and ‘90s!
•    Hall of Fame writer Simon Furman and the legendary art team of Andrew Wildman and Stephen Baskerville!



Love and Capes What To Expect #1Love and Capes: What to Expect #1 (of 6)
Thom Zahler (w & a & c)
Mark and Abby, comicdom’s favorite couple is having a baby, and they’re not telling anyone yet. But will they be able to keep the secret from Darkblade, the world’s best detective? And what problems come about when you’re expecting a super baby? Plus, Mark has a secret of his own.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
•    “Love and Capes is warm, witty, clever and lighthearted without being empty—there’s real, satisfying emotion underlying the comedy.” —Kurt Busiek
•    Romantic comedy for fans of “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.”

Offered Again!
Love and Capes, Vol. 1 TPB  • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-275-2
Love and Capes, Vol. 2 TPB • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-680-4
Love and Capes, Vol. 3 TPB • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-049-8

 

Dorothy of Oz Prequel #4Dorothy Of Oz Prequel #4 (of 4)
Denton J. Tipton (w) • Blair Shedd (a) • Eric Shanower (c)
Based on the upcoming animated film Dorothy Of Oz! Building on the celebrated children’s book by Roger Stanton Baum, Dorothy Of Oz will tell the tale of Dorothy’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!

 

 

 

Infected #2Infected #2 (of 5)
Chad Minshew, Scott Sigler (w) • Chad Minshew (a & c)
The mysterious triangles fight to possess Perry Dawsey’s mind as well as his body, but he battles back by savagely slicing them out of his own skin. Margaret Montoya and Clarence Otto face an explosive childish nightmare, while Dew Phillips searches for clues at the scene of a brutal mass murder. Perry’s ordeal worsens thanks to a surprise visit from Detective Columbo, a visit that enrages the enemy within. The horror continues with no end in sight.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
•    The first-ever Scott Sigler graphic novel continues here!

 

 

 

 

Locke & Key: GrindhouseLocke & Key: Grindhouse
Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)
THIS is the blood-splashed, bare-knuckled Locke & Key standalone story you've been waiting for! In the glare of a Depression-era summer, three Canuck gangsters pull the heist of their dreams and take off for the perfect hiding spot… an isolated mansion on the tip of Lovecraft Island known locally as Keyhouse. Locke & Key: Grindhouse includes an expanded "Guide to Keyhouse," revealing every dark corner and secret room in America's most frightening mansion!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Copy autographed by Joe Hill!

Bullet points:
•    Locke & Key: The Guide to Known Keys was nominated for the Eisner award for Best Single Issue!

 

 

The Cape 1969 #2The Cape: 1969 #2 (of 4)
Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Zach Howard (c)
Shot down, imprisoned, beaten, tortured, his crew murdered—none of these things will compare to what Captain Chase will experience next. Watch as his sanity it tested and he struggles to keep his grip on reality. 
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Nelson Daniel cover!

Bullet points:
•    The prequel to the Eisner-nominated series continues!

 

 

 

 

Classic Popeye Ongoing #1Classic Popeye Ongoing #1
Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)
Representing the classic Popeye #1 from 1948 by Bud Sagendorf! This collector's item begins a reprinting of the complete Sagendorf's Popeye comic book series, nearly 100 issues long! Carefully reproduced from the original comic books and lovingly restored. Eat your spinach!
FC • 48 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
•    A perfect companion to the new Popeye series!
•    Bud Sagendorf’s classic tales, lovingly restored!

 

 

 

 

 

Popeye #4Popeye #4
Roger Langridge (w) • Bruce Ozella & John Byrne (a & c)
It's the boxing match to end all boxing matches as The Phantom Crusher hits town... and he's after J. Wellington Wimpy! But when the Crusher is caught cheating, it's up to Wimpy's trainer, Popeye, to teach him a lesson he'll never forget!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant John Byrne cover!

Bullet points:
•    Featuring a regular cover and a different variant cover by John Byrne!

 

 

 

Tarzan CoverJoe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes: Artist’s Edition
Joe Kubert (w & a & c)
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs' most enduring creation, Tarzan of the Apes!
Joe Kubert is one of the most acclaimed comic artists ever. His career in comics began nearly 70 years ago and continues today. Throughout all those years his hallmarks have been a mastery of sequential storytelling and exceptionally fine drawing. Highlights of his career include work on Hawkman, Enemy Ace, Tor, Sgt. Rock, and the Viking Prince. But of all these exceptional artistic achievements one stands out: his remarkable adaption of ERB's Tarzan.

This Artist Edition collects six complete stories by Kubert, including the four-part classic, Tarzan of the Apes—the defining story of young Lord Greystoke being orphaned in the African jungle and adopted by the she-ape Kala, and grows to manhood to become Tarzan, lord of the jungle.
HC • BW • $75.00 net discount item • 152 Pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-449-6

Bullet points:   
•  What is an Artist’s Edition?
•    AN ARTIST'S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.
•    While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.
•   See these classic tales as they first appeared: On Joe Kubert’s drawing board!
•    Advance solicited for September release!

 

 

True Blood Ongoing #4True Blood #4
Annie Nocenti & Michael McMillian (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Tim Bradstreet, photo (c)
Alan Ball’s hit HBO series continues its ongoing comic tale. Learn what happened to your favorite characters on the night vampires revealed their existence to the world, with this issue focusing on ALCIDE!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant covers:
Variant Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!

Bullet points:   
•    Co-Written by Michael McMillian, “Steve Newlin” from the show, with fan-favorite Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Green Arrow)!
•    Series features covers by Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher)!
•    Ask your retailer about the Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!

 

 

 

 

TMNT Classics MicroSeries RaphaelTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Micro-Series: Raphael
Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (w) • Eastman, Laird (a & c)
The original Micro-Series is BACK, this time with all-new colors! Raphael struggles to control his inner rage until he finds the perfect outlet: Casey Jones! It's hot head vs. hot head and neither is going down without a fight! This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
•    The original series is back, this time in COLOR! This month: The first-ever Micro-Series issue featuring Raphael!

 

 

 

 

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Vol 2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Vol. 2
Mark Martin (w & a) • Michael Dooney (c)
The original stories from the Mirage Studios era come roaring back to shelves—in all-new, full color trade paperbacks! Volume 2 contains Mirage Studios issues #16 and #22–23. And long-time TMNT artist Michael Dooney provides another all-new cover.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-357-4

Bullet points:
•    Presented in color for the first time!-*

 

 

 

 

 

TMNT Ongoing #13Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #13
Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Andy Kuhn (a) • Kuhn, Eastman (c)
The forces of good and evil marshal on multiple fronts as the “Sins of the Fathers” arc begins! Casey Jones’ worsening home life tempts Raph to dangerous action— and Splinter decides to set a new course for his son's way of life. Plus, what dark secret is the Shredder hiding — even from his own Clan?! Change is afoot!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Valerio Schiti cover!
       
Bullet points:
•    The start of IDW's second smash year of Turtles!
•    Guest artist Andy Kuhn (TMNT: Micro-Series: Michelangelo) illustrates this two-issue story!

 

 

TMNT MicroSeries AprilTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries #7: April
Barbara Randall Kesel (w) • Marley Zarcone (a) • David Petersen, Zarcone (c)
April O'Neil's life has been turned upside down in the aftermath of meeting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rather than running from the choas, April decides to meet it head-on. Determined to make a difference, April starts to investigate suspicious circumstances at Stockgen Labs. What she finds will have serious repercussions for herself... and the Turtles!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
David Petersen Black & White variant cover!

Bullet points:
•    A unique Turtles tale that is accessible to all!


 

 

Eternal Descent Vol 2 #6Eternal Descent, Vol. 2 #6 (of 6)
Llexi Leon, Justin Peniston (w) • Ivan Fernandez, Jason Metcalf (a) • Scott Lewis, Gabriel Guzman (c)
In a grim future, Lyra Constance and Angela Gossow challenge the khaos legions, determined to confront their friend-turned-nemesis Michael Amott. Estranged and empowered by Loki’s maniacal grasp, Michael grows stronger every minute. Outnumbered and outgunned, Lyra and Angela journey deep into the demonic wasteland, only to find salvation in a familiar face. With a final showdown inevitable, casualties are felt by friends and foes alike. With lives lost, heroes reborn, and darkness rising, don’t miss the climactic resolution to Eternal Descent Volume 2!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:
•    Featuring Angela Gossow, Michael Amott, Misha Mansoor, and other special guests!

 

 

30 Days of Night Ongoing #930 Days of Night #9
Steve Niles (w) • Christopher Mitten (a & c)
Following the death of his beloved Stella, Eben Olemaun has embraced the dark side of vampirism. Armies are being raised and targets being set. All that stands between life and chaos are Alice Blood and a handful of unsuspecting federal agents. The war between the living and the undead has begun.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
•     “A triumphant return for the preeminent modern vampire story.”—Newsarama
•    The start of a climactic new story arc!

 

 

 

 

 

30 Days of Night Vol 230 Days of Night, Vol. 2
Steve Niles (w) • Davide Furno, Christopher Mitten (a) • Davide Furno (c)
Fright-master Steve Niles continues the all-new 30 Days of Night series. As Alice Blood debates her future with the FBI, a new threat from the North comes to America. But as word of a Barrow Massacre reaches Los Angeles, Agent Blood knows she can no longer stay away from her duty. Something wicked is coming her way, and all the agents of Project Red will be unable to stem the bloody tide.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-344-4

Bullet points:
    • “A triumphant return for the preeminent modern vampire story.” –Newsarama

 

 

 

 

Zombies vs Robots: GraveyardZombies vs Robots: Z-Boyz in the Robot Graveyard (PROSE)
John Shirley  (w) • Daniel Bradford (a & c)
The brain infection known as the Zombie vs Robots prose program continues with this exclusive two-part novella from cyberpunk John Shirley (The Crow). Evocative full-color illustrations of distressing robot-on-zombie violence by a master of dystopian atmospherics and unease provided by Daniel Bradford (King).
HC • FC • $34.99 • 108 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN 978-1-61377-239-3

Bullet points:
•    This signed hardcover edition is limited to 500 copies
•    Written by John Shirley, writer of IDW’s new The Crow series!

 

 

 

 

Comics About CartoonistsComics About Cartoonists
Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Jack Cole, Dick Briefer, Winsor McCay, Chester Gould, Sheldon Mayer, Milton Caniff, Ernie Bushmiller, Basil Wolverton, Siegel and Shuster, Will Eisner, Elzie Segar, Harvey Kurtzman, Charles Schulz, & George Herriman  (w & a) • Gus Ricca (c)
What's cooler than comics about cartoonists? NOTHING! You are going to read comics about cartoonists by these TOP cartoonists: Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Jack Cole, Dick Briefer, Winsor McCay, Chester Gould, Sheldon Mayer, Milton Caniff, Ernie Bushmiller, Basil Wolverton, Siegel and Shuster, Will Eisner, Elzie Segar, and Harvey Kurtzman! WHEW! Plus more by Charles Schulz, George Herriman and a 1940s comic about Walt Disney! A Who's Who of great cartoonists—drawing superhero, horror, funny animal, funny people, war and romance comics… about cartoonists!
HC • FC • $29.99 • 192 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-346-8

Bullet points:
•    This is a mind-blowing full-color hardback book collecting rare comics about real and fictional cartoonists… merely by the greatest cartoonists in the world!

 

MemorialMemorial
Chris Roberson  (w) • Rich Ellis (a) • Mike Kaluta (c)
Memorial is the story of Em, a young woman who arrives at a hospital in Portland, Oregon, with no memory of her past. A year later, she has rebuilt her life, only to find her existence thrown into turmoil after she inherits a magical shop. Em is drawn into a supernatural conflict between beings that not only represent, but are fundamental elements of the universe itself.
TPB • HC • $24.99 • 152 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-354-3

Bullet points:
•    New York Times best-selling author and Eisner-nominated creator of iZombie, Chris Roberson, delivers a magical new series with art by Rich Ellis.

 

 

 

 

J Scott Campbell Calendar 2012J. Scott Campbell’s Fairytale Fantasies 2013 Calendar
J. Scott Campbell is the renowned creator of Danger Girl and Gen13, as well as being one of the most in-demand cover artists working. His first three Fairytale Fantasies calendars featured lovely renditions of fairy tale vixens, each drawn in his uniquely appealing style, and both quickly selling out. IDW is pleased to announce the fourth calendar in the Fairytale Fantasies series by this outstanding artist, coming in August!
FC • $19.99 • 10” x 20” • ISBN 978-1-61377-471-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

StarstruckStarstruck
Elaine Lee  (w) • Michael Wm. Kaluta (a & c)
The classic, galactic-spanning saga of Starstruck, the renowned stage play/radio drama/heady science fiction classic, continues in a beautiful Trade paperback!

Collecting all 13 issues of the completely remastered Starstruck series by Elaine Lee and Michael Wm. Kaluta. 360 pages of Starstruck and Galactic Girl Guides adventures, covers, pin-ups, glossary, postcards, and so much more! A truly comprehensive collection of this material in one grand volume. This beautiful book features some of the finest art ever put to paper by Kaluta, including many pages that were never printed in the original run. Additionally, Kaluta painstakingly added approximately 20% of art to many pages to ensure the aspect ratio of the comic would be consistent and correct. The end result is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, a head-spinning, synapse-snapping, soul-searing ride to a world like no other… the world of Starstruck.
TPB • FC • $34.99 • 360 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-439-7

Bullet points:
•    Collecting all 13 issues of the completely remastered Starstruck series by Elaine Lee and Michael Wm. Kaluta—that's 360-pages of Starstruck and Galactic Girl Guides adventures, covers, pin-ups, glossary, postcards, and so much more!

 

Michael WM Kaluta Sketchbook Series Vol 2Michael WM. Kaluta: Sketchbook Series, Vol. 2
Michael Wm. Kaluta (a & c)
The second volume in the Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook series continues to mine the wonderful caverns of this master artist’s incredible archives. Each illustration has been personally selected by Kaluta and feature preliminaries, layouts and finished drawings. A cornucopia of gorgeous art by this legendary artist!
TPB • FC • $9.99 • 48 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-355-0

Bullet points:
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