IDW's New Comics!

Wednesday, Sep 26th, 2012

Take a look below at all the new IDW titles coming out today!


A Fine and Private Place #1

A Fine & Private Place #1 (of 5) - Also available digitally!
Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis (w) • Eduardo Francisco (a) • Jenny Frison (c)
Beginning the adaptation of Peter S. Beagle’s poignant novel of memory, despair and love on the other side of the ruins! What’s it like to die? Can an ex-pharmacist camped out in a New York cemetery explain the secrets of life and death? Can the talking raven who steals sandwiches for him? And will the ghosts listen?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant cover:
Variant Peter S. Beagle signed edition

Bullet Points:
•    Another adaptation by the beloved author of The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle
•    Scripts by Peter B. Gillis (The Last Unicorn)







Archie: Best of Harry LuceyArchie: Best of Harry Lucey, Vol. 2
Various (w) • Harry Lucey (a & c)
Harry Lucey was one of the best and most fondly remembered artists to delineate the Archie cast of characters. Lucey was a master of comedic timing and uniquely expansive facial expressions—once read, his work is unforgettable! Archie: The Best of Harry Lucey will provide long-time Lucey fans, or those just discovering his art, with many hours of reading entertainment.
HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-214-0

Bullet points:
•    The Best of Harry Lucey is all scanned from original art and then colored using the original comics as guides to match the original published comics as much as possible—except with far batter production values!


Gasoline AlleyGasoline Alley, Vol. 1
Frank King & Dick Moores (w & a & c)
The year 1964 was a momentous one in the history of Gasoline Alley—it's when Frank King officially handed the baton to Dick Moores. King continued to help plot the strip but it's Moores who takes center stage. More so than any other newspaper strip, Gasoline Alley is renowned for its strict continuity and this is our chance to see Moores—who continued writing and drawing the strip until 1986—make it his own. Forty-plus years earlier, Walt Wallet found baby Skeezix in a basket on his doorstep and in the 1964-1966 strips reproduced in this volume, Skeezix is now middle-aged and has a family of his own. For the first time since they appeared in newspapers fifty years ago, readers can enjoy these classic strips featuring Walt and his wife Phyllis, Skeezix and his wife Nina, Corky, Clovia, Slim, Avery, Mr. Pert, Joel, Rufus, and a whole cast of familiar characters.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 288 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN 978-1-61377-440-3

Bullet points:
•    Read along as Dick Moores makes this classic strip his own!



G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #182G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #182 - Also available digitally!
Larry Hama (w) • Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema (a) • Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema (c)
DARKLON IS ON THE LOOSE! G.I. JOE has lost their prisoner, and it’s up to Outback and his team to recover the dangerous villain. Meanwhile, Zartan and COBRA COMMANDER formulate a plan that would move COBRA HQ to another coast. The villains take center stage in this issue of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant cover:
Variant Larry Hama sketch cover





Hawken #6Hawken #6 (of 6) - Also available digitally!
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 Cover:
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


Tarzan: Artist EditionJoe 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?
•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!

Mars Attacks #4Mars Attacks #4 - Also available digitally!
John Layman (w) • John McCrea (a & c)
The Martians are here! And they’ve brought giant, mutant insects with them! The invasion continues, from Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) and Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman)!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant cover:
Variant menton3 cover

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



Memorial HCMemorial
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.






Next Men Vol 3John Byrne’s Next Men, Vol. 3: Aftermath
John Byrne (w & a & c)
It ain't over till it's over. Project Next Men has been undone, the Past has been rewritten… but it's never easy to reshape the Fourth Dimension.
HC • FC • $21.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-398-7

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








Popeye #5Popeye #5 - Also available digitally!
Roger Langridge (w) • Vince Musacchia, Tom Neely (a) • Bruce Ozella (c)
Popeye and the gang travel to King Blozo's kingdom to help find a spy at the royal palace—only to find themselves in the middle of a war! Can even Popeye stop a hundred Palookas, each one nearly as tough as he is? PLUS: More shenanigans with Sappo and Wotasnozzle!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant cover:
Variant Seymour Chwast cover!

Bullet points:
•    Now an ongoing series, by popular demand!




Skippy Complete Dailies Vol 1Skippy Vol. 1: Complete Dailies 1925-1927
Percy Crosby  (w & a & c)
Debuting in 1923 in Life magazine, Skippy moved to the comics pages in 1925 and soon became a sensation, published in 28 countries and 14 languages. In 1931, Skippy became the first comic strip to see its film version win an Academy Award. Crosby continued writing and drawing the feature until 1945.

Perhaps more than any other cartoonist before him, Crosby brought philosophy and politics to the American newspaper comic strip, ultimately leading to his exile from comics and his forced incarceration in a mental institution for the last sixteen years of his life. As a result of his tragic end, Crosby’s remarkable contributions to American culture have been largely eclipsed, until now.

Co-edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney, and designed by Lorraine Turner, the premiere volume contains the daily comics from 1925 through 1927 and is illustrated with many photographs and rare artwork from the collection of the cartoonist's daughter, Joan Crosby Tibbetts, and Skippy, Inc.
HC • PC • $49.99 • 304 pages • 9.5” x 8.5” • ISBN 978-1-61377-284-3

Bullet points:
•    “There is not a cartoonist in the country that does not owe [Crosby] a debt of gratitude." –Milton Caniff
•    Skippy can be seen as the spiritual ancestor to Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, among many other kid strips. Crosby influenced cartoonists from Charles Schulz to Walt Kelly and Garry Trudeau.



Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #17Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #17 - Also available digitally!
Chuck Dixon (w) • Atilio Rojo (a) • Ken Loh (c)
Is SNAKE EYES an asset to the Arashikage Clan or a liability? That’s a question that STORM SHADOW is asking himself as the wrath of Serpentor is turned upon them and SNAKE EYES becomes a target for the G.I. JOEs! Blistering ninja action and intrigue! Nothing is what it seems and loyalties are questioned as the life of the most dangerous JOE takes a turn!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant cover:
Variant Robert Atkins cover!

Bullet points:
•    Ninja commando action that never lets up!




Star Trek/Dr Who #5Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #5 (of 8) - Also available digitally!
Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)
The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! Captain Jean-Luc Picard faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life, but the fate of the galaxy may depend on it! Can the Doctor convince him to make the correct choice?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant cover:
Variant Sharp Brothers cover

Bullet Points:
•    The first Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover ever!
•    Featuring fan-favorite villains the Borg and the Cybermen!



Star Trek/Doctor Who #5Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2, Vol. 1
Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)
When the Federation’s most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor’s most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Spanning the ends of space and time itself, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-403-8

Bullet points:
•    The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history.





Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #14Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #14 - Also available digitally!
Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Andy Kuhn (a) • Kuhn, Eastman (c)
Splinter instructs Raphael in the true way of the ninja, and Casey's life is irrevocably changed! The Turtles have a new mission, but Shredder's ambitions could put an end to it before they begin. Plus, Krang unveils his master plan! This issue lays the groundwork for a thrilling new story arc that plunges the Turtles into two epic wars! Don't miss it!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant cover:
Ramon Perez cover

Bullet points:
•    A new mission for The Turtles!



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 3Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 3: Shadows of the Past
Tom Waltz & Kevin Eastman (w) • Dan Duncan (a & c)
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. And enter…THE SHREDDER!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-405-2

Bullet points:
•    Collects issues #9 – 12 of the breakout hit relaunch!
•    The long awaited return of The Shredder!





Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #9TRANSFORMERS: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #9 - Also available digitally!
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)
SHADOWPLAY begins here! One AUTOBOT connects the crew of the Lost Light with pre-war CYBERTRON and the rise of the DECEPTICONs. His name? OPTIMUS PRIME. The past and the present collide as Rewind begins telling his crew mates the most shocking story of all!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant cover:
Variant Marcelo Matere cover

Bullet points:
•    The sequel to the acclaimed “Chaos Theory”!
•    Part one of a three-part epic!



Transformers: Robots in Disguise AnnualTRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise Annual 2012
John Barber (w) • Brendan Cahill & Guido Guidi (a) • Tim Seeley, Andrew Griffith (c)
CRASHING DOWN! The mysterious Metrotitan from last month’s More Than Meets the Eye Annual arrives on CYBERTRON—smashing into the ruins of the legendary Crystal City! Starscream and Prowl begin a battle of wills over the fate of this behemoth—and the outcome will shock you!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

*Variant cover:
Jimbo Salgado cover that interconnects with last month’s More Than Meets the Eye annual!

Bullet points:
•    An ending so shocking you wouldn’t believe us if we told you!
•    A key story in the ongoing Transformers saga!

Tags a fine and private place, peter s beagle, peter b gillis, eduardo francisco, jenny frison, archie best of harry lucey, gasoline alley, frank king, dick moores, gi joe a real american hero, larry hama, ron frenz, sal buscema, hawken, joe kubuert tarzar on the apes artist edition, mars attacks, john layman, john mccrea, memorial, chris roberson, rich ellis, mike kaluta, next men aftermathm popeye, skippy volume 1, snake eyes and storym shadow, chuck dixon, atilio rojo, kren loh, star trek, doctor who, david tipton, scott tipton, tony lee, jk woodward, teenage mutant ninja turtles, tom waltz, kevin eastman, andy kuhn, dan duncan, alex milne, nick rocke, transformers robots in diguise, more than meets the eye, john barber, brendan cahill, guido guidi, tim seeley, andrew griffith

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