IDW Publishing Solicitations for May, 2012

Wed, February 22nd, 2012 at 5:58am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor
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IDW Publishing has released solicitation information and images for new comics and products shipping in May, 2012. When you're through checking out these solicitations for new releases, be sure to visit CBR's Independent Comics forum to discuss these titles and products with fellow readers and fans.

Previous IDW Solicitations

Star Trek #9
Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • Tim Bradstreet, Joe Phillips (c)
The countdown to the next STAR TREK movie continues here in "The Return of the Archons!" Kirk, Spock and the crew search for a lost Starfleet ship that may hold clues to the future of the entire Federation. TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci oversees this latest chapter in the ongoing adventures of the starship Enterprise!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Variant Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!
Variant Photo cover!

  • Fully sanctioned by Paramount pictures, with direct ties to the new movie!
  • The new adventures continue here!
  • Look for the variant of the CBLDF contest winner!

Star Trek Classics, Vol. 3: Encounters With The Unknown
Nathan Archer, Janine Ellen Young, Doselle Young, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, & Dean Wesley Smith (w) • Jeffrey Moy, David Roach, & Robert Teranishi (a) • Drew Struzan (c)
Lost in the Delta Quadrant, Captain Janeway and the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656 have been seeking a way home for years. But their quest is interrupted by encounters with an astonishing variety of foes—and a few new friends. This collection contains four tales that exemplify all that's best about the adventures of Voyager. Contains the stories, "False Colors," "Avalon Rising," "Elite Force," and "Planet Killer."
TPB • FC • $21.99 • 204 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-211-9

Doctor Who Classics Series IV #4 (of 6)
Grant Morrison, Simon Furman (w) • John Ridgway (a & c)
IDW's newly recolored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales from years past! This all-new series picks up where Series III left off, with the adventures of the SIXTH DOCTOR! Features two complete stories from celebrated writers Grant Morrison (Batman Incorporated) and Simon Furman (Transformers)!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • Featuring a complete Sixth Doctor tale by Grant Morrison!
  • All-new cover by the incomparable John Ridgway!

Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1
Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Woodward, David Messina (c)
They said it would never happen! Nearly five decades and 1500 episodes in the making! 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!
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!
Written by Scott and David Tipton, the authors of the critically acclaimed Star Trek: Infestaion, and featuring the beautiful painted artwork of J.K. Woodward (Fallen Angel), this is the adventure that both Trekkers and Whovians have waited for all their lives! Geronimo? Make it so!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Variant wrap-around photo cover!
Joe Corroney "TARDIS crew on the Enterprise" cover
Star Trek TNG: A New Frontier TPB (A $19.99 retail value!)

  • The first Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover ever!
  • Featuring fan-favorite villains the Borg and the Cybermen!
  • Fully painted artwork by J.K. Woodward!
  • Ask your retailer about the rare wraparound photo cover!
  • Ask your retailer about the super-rare Joe Corroney cover featuring the Doctor and friends aboard the USS Enterprise!

Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #1
Steve Niles (w) • Bernie Wrightson (a & c)
Few works by comic-book artists have earned the universal acclaim and reverence that Bernie Wrightson's illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein was met with upon its original release in 1983.
Nearly 30 years later, Wrightson returns to his passion project with a comic series that picks up at the end of the classic novel, hailed as one of the greatest horror stories of all time. Frequent Wrightson collaborator Steve Niles provides the script for this epic, decades in the making.
While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art, showing off the exquisitely detailed brush work of one of the greatest living artists in comics today.
Each issue will also include supplemental materials, including interviews, essays and a serialization of the original prose story by Shelley.
B&W • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Black & White Variant Bernie Wrightson Cover!

  • Legendary artist Bernie Wrightson returns to Frankenstein for the first time in nearly 30 years!
  • Each black-and-white page reproduced in color, exhibiting the exquisite brushwork of the living legend!
  • "Bernie Wrightson is an artist of great talent and great heart." —Stephen King

Trio #1
John Byrne (w & a & c)
ZAP! POW! BAM! -- are sound effects you may actually see in this series, as John Byrne returns to his roots with a brand-new superhero series. Their code names are simple ONE, TWO and THREE, but the world calls them ROCK, PAPER and SCISSORS.  Together, they are Trio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Variant cover penciled by John Byrne and inked by Joe Sinnott

  • John Byrne's return to classic superheroes!
  • Fans of Byrne's Fantastic Four and Alpha Flight especially, this is for you!
  • Variant cover art on each issue inked by past Byrne favorites! Up first: Joltin' Joe Sinnott!

True Blood #1
Ann Nocenti & Michael McMillian (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Tim Bradstreet, photo (c)
Alan Ball's hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, returns as an ongoing series! With creative collaboration from TRUE BLOOD creator/writer/producer Alan Ball, this series features writers Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Green Arrow) and Michael McMillian, with art by Michael Gaydos (Alias).
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Variant Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!

  • 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)!

Magic: The Gathering: The Spell Thief #1 (of 4)
Matt Forbeck (w) • Martín Cóccolo, Christian Duce (a) • Christopher Moeller (c)
Planeswalker Dack Fayden has followed Sifa Grent into a mysterious plane, where a Titan's castle looms invitingly in the distance. Entering the castle in search of Sifa, Dack is soon imprisoned by the Titan and added to his vast collection. Dack must find a way out before the trail to Sifa runs cold and he remains the Titan's prisoner forever! Special playable Magic: The Gathering card polybagged in each issue!
FC • 32 pages • $4.99
*Variant Covers:
Variant Martin Coccolo cover!

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

G.I. Joe: Ongoing Vol. 2 #13
Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Rosado x 2 (c)
"Deep Terror" begins here! COBRA is digging a miles-deep shaft in the Patagonian wilderness and what they're digging for could change the world forever and NOT in a good way. The Joes are looking for payback after recent events but will the cuts to their operating budget allow for a mission to the bottom of the world? Also: A new JOE arrives at Fort Baxter!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Variant Tommy Lee Edwards cover!
Variant Black & White Tommy Lee Edwards cover!

  • An all-new direction for G.I. JOE!
  • All the G.I. JOE titles this month have two foil character covers! Collect all six!

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #13
Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a) • Atkins x 2 (c)
"Serpent's Shadow," part 1! SNAKE EYES returns to Japan to re-join the Arashikage clan to team with STORM SHADOW. Their target: the new COBRA COMMANDER! Will the most dangerous JOE turn his back on his loyalties and his friends just to bring down the new COBRA leader? Only HE knows! And G.I. JOE master penciller Robert Atkins is back on art!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Variant Steve Ellis cover!
Variant Black & White Steve Ellis cover!

  • Snake Eyes becomes Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow with this issue!
  • All the G.I. JOE titles this month have two foil character covers! Collect all six!

G.I. Joe: Cobra #13
Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Fuso x 2 (c)
A NEW ERA BEGINS HERE! The critically-acclaimed COBRA series enters a new era! With the JOEs fragmented, somebody's got to handle the dirty work. Who will it be? Find out here! When G.I. JOE goes underground, the world will never be the same!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Variant David Williams cover!
Variant Black & White David Williams cover!

  • NEW CHARACTERS! NEW MISSION!
  • SAME CUTTING-EDGE STORYTELLING!
  • All the G.I. JOE titles this month have two foil character covers! Collect all six!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movie Prequel
John Barber (w) • Salvador Navarro & Atilio Rojo (a) • Salvador Navarro (c)
Snake Eyes and Roadblock. Perhaps the most dangerous of all the JOEs — their combination of stealth, cunning, power, and raw courage is nearly unmatched. Go figure, these two forces of might can't always see eye-to-eye. But when Storm Shadow and his ninja enter the picture, these two JOEs will have to put aside their differences if they want to stop the enemy.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-203-4

  • Sets the stage for stars like Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, and the RZA to explode into theaters this summer!

G.I. JOE: Special Missions Box Set
Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe & Dave Cockrum (a) • Robert Atkins (c)
Collect the entire 28-issue run of G.I. JOE: SPECIAL MISSIONS in this box set containing all four TPBs! Unencumbered with the constraints of pushing toys to readers, Larry Hama sinks his teeth into gritty military stories, starring your favorite JOEs, filled with authentic dialogue and actual soldiering experiences.
TPB • FC • $69.99 • 688 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-158-7

  • Slipcase features all new art by Robert Atkins!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #178
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Herb Trimpe, Gallant (c)
Cobra is in trouble! The Blue Ninja clan has infiltrated COBRA's american stronghold and, even with G.I. JOE's help, they may not be able to stop the destruction. The leader of the Blue Ninjas, a mysterious cyborg that goes by the codename of BN-001, has arrived in Broca Beach as well. And when he goes after SNAKE EYES and BARONESS, his unmatched skills may finally be too much for the silent Arashikage warrior. Prepare for devastation in the newest issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Larry Hama variant sketch cover!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Vol. 4
Larry Hama (w) • S.L. Gallant (a & c)
The mission has begun: FLINT, LADY JAYE, and HEAVY DUTY take point on a top-secret operation to find an elusive foe that was long-thought dead. Meanwhile, SNAKE EYES, STORM SHADOW and BILLY face the largest threat to the Arashikage clan yet! The continuation of the original A REAL AMERICAN HERO story line brings more danger, battles, and surprises from long time G.I. JOE scribe Larry Hama.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-202-7

  • "The A Real American Hero book continues to impress on a monthly basis and never fails to immerse me once again in a sense of 10 year old wonder…the same feeling I had when reading the old school Marvel series.  They just seem to "get it" which is a rare feat these days." –generalsjoes.com
  • "For twelve years, Larry Hama wrote the adventures of every kid's favorite daring, highly trained, special missions force. Now, almost 20 years later, he picks up right where he left off and it seems like not even a month has passed between titles." –GeeksOfDoom.com

Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms #2
Ed Greenwood (w) • Lee Ferguson & Sal Buscema (a) • Tyler Walpole, Steve Ellis (c)
Young friends Randral and Torn are on the run, cursed to find and rescue the noble Lady Talandra Roaringhorn—hopefully before the Watch and the Roaringhorn house guards find them! Will they prevail against Talandra's kidnappers? Does she want them to? And who is the serpent-headed slayer lurking in the shadows?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Variant Character Design cover!

  • Forgotten Realms® setting creator Ed Greenwood writes this all-new ongoing series!
  • Inks by legendary comic artist Sal Buscema!

Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Classics, Vol. 3
Jeff Grubb (w) • Dan Reed, Eric Kachelhofer, Tom Lyle, Ken Penders, Rags Morales, Tom Raney, & Dave Simons (a) • Rags Morales (c)
Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Classics continues as the Annual #1 and issues 15–18 are collected in this volume. The Annual featured a new adventure as the crew of the Realms Master and the Heroes of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons team up to fight a collection of their deadliest enemies. The ongoing comics continue with the story arc, Fallen Idols, which follows the crew as they must battle the wrath of the god Enoreth.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 164 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-201-0

  • "If you're at all interested in fantasy or sword and sorcery comics, I'd recommend this as an especially fun, lighthearted example of the genre, with pretty great art." –EverydayIsLikeWednesday.blogspot.com

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #5
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)
TERROR BEYOND THE STARS! The dark secret at the heart of Delphi is revealed as Ratchet's world starts to fall apart. Time is running out for the Autobot's Chief Medical Officer and his band of followers, who must confront an enemy that literally cannot be reckoned with. Warning: not everyone will make it out alive!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Marcelo Matere variant! Interlocks with TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise #5's RI cover!

  • The breakout success of the TRANSFORMERS relaunch continues with new dangers!
  • Winners of the UNDERBASE awards for BEST WRITER, BEST ARTIST, and BEST SINGLE ISSUE!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #5
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey Coller, Griffith (c)
TORN APART FROM WITHIN! Tensions reach a breaking point—a new arrival on Cybertron tips the scales and violence erupts! Will Bumblebee be able to stop his own allies? Plus: Ironhide reveals a secret that will redefine the future of the Transformers!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Marcelo Matere variant! Interlocks with TRANSFORMERS: More Than Meets The Eye #5's RI cover!

  • The breakout success of the TRANSFORMERS relaunch continues with new dangers!
  • Fan-favorite characters from the ultra-popular franchise in all-new adventures!
  • David Mazzucchelli's Daredevil Born Again: Artist's Edition
    Frank Miller (w) David Mazzucchelli (a & c)
    Daredevil Born Again. That title strikes a chord with comic fans who know what it means. Fans who know that it represents two of the finest creators at the absolute peaks of their game. David Mazzucchelli's superhero work had reached an artistic apex when this series was released, and the same is true for Frank Miller's writing. Together they combined to craft a story of extraordinary impact that is still regarded as a true masterpiece.
    Collecting the entire storyline of Born Again, this book will feature the complete issues of Daredevil numbers 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232 and 233, plus covers and extras. Each page was personally scanned by Mazzucchelli from his own original art. This is the largest Artist's Edition yet, weighing in at a rock solid 200 pages of beautiful Mazzucchelli art in the way you've always wanted to see it—the next bet thing to holding the actual original art!
    HC • BW • $95.00 net discount item • 200 Pages • 12" x 17" • ISBN: 978-1-61377-238-6

    • 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 John Romita's drawing board!
    • The Cape
      Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard (a & c)
      Every little boy dreams about putting on a cape and soaring up, up, and away... but what if one day that dream were to come true?
      Eric was like every other eight-year-old boy, until a tragic accident changed his life forever. The Cape explores the dark side of power, as the adult Eric - a confused and broken man - takes to the skies... and sets out to exact a terrible vengeance on everyone who ever disappointed him.
      This critically acclaimed, Eisner-Award nominated story, written by Jason Ciaramella, based on the short story by New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill, with art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel, will linger with you long after you turn the last page, and force you to ask yourself the question: "What if?"
      HC • FC • $24.99 • 132 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-196-9

      • "If you're unsure about picking up The Cape then you need to ask yourself one question: do I want a comic that will surprise me? If you're after something different, this book has it in spades." –Comic Book Resources
      • Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom
        Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)
        Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key unwinds into its fourth volume in "Keys To The Kingdom." With more keys making themselves known, and the depths of the Locke's family's mysteries ever expanding, Dodge's desperation to end his shadowy quest drives the habitants of Keyhouse ever closer to a revealing conclusion.
        TPB • FC • $19.99 • 160 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-207-2

        • The multiple-Eisner-nominated (and Best Writer-winning) fourth volume, Keys to the Kingdom, gets its softcover due.
        • "That. Just. Happened." — IGN.com

        Locke & Key Game
        Gabriel Rodriguez (a)
        Developed by Cryptozoic, makers of the World of Warcraft trading card game, and featuring Gabriel Rodriguez' stunning Locke & Key art, this card game lets you inside Keyhouse, where walking through the door will transform you, and hate-filled creatures await...
        FC • $30.00 • 9.25" x 6.25" x 1.75" • ISBN 978-1-61768-109-7

        • You've read the New York Times Bestselling books from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez... now, play the game!

        Ghostbusters #9
        Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Schoening, Tristan Jones (c)
        New York City doesn't have a monopoly on the supernatural, and it was only a matter of time before apparitions in other areas were enhanced by the expansion of psychokinetic energy! HAUNTED AMERICA finds the Ghostbusters venturing out far beyond the comfortable confines of the Empire State. So grab some snacks and get ready... it'll be the most spirited road trip of the year!
        FC • 32 pages • $3.99
        *Variant Covers:
        Variant Mike Henderson cover!

        • Each issue contains a back-up Ghostbusters story by Tristan Jones! "Who Killed Laura Parr?" will run in all 4 issues of Haunted America!
        • The Ghostbusters leave New York! On the road for the first time in comics!
        • 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!

        Road Rage #4 (of 4)
        Richard Matheson, Chris Ryall (w) • Rafa Garres (a & c)
        The harrowing conclusion of the first-ever comic adaptation of Richard Matheson's classic, Duel. It's just Mann and his damaged car trying to survive the final onslaught of a murderous and crazed trucker, as brought to life by Matheson, Chris Ryall, and artist Rafa Garres.
        FC • 32 pages • $3.99
        *Variant Covers:
        Variant Black & White Rafa Garres cover

        • Story by Richard Matheson, the inspiration behind Steven Spielberg's classic movie!

        Godzilla #1
        Duane Swierczynski (w) • Simon Gane (a) • Art Adams, Tony Harris (c)
        Godzilla is back... in an all-new ongoing series! Duane Swierczynski and Simon Gane launch this ultimate action-movie blockbuster, ushering in a new era of monster battles. Ex-special forces tough-guy Boxer is a man with a grudge and vows to end the terror of Godzilla, no matter what. He assembles a top notch team to take down monster-sized threats... at $7 billion a bounty. What starts as a vendetta could become a lucrative business for Boxer... if he can live past day one!
        FC • 32 pages • $3.99
        *Variant Covers:
        Ryan Kelly movie-tribute cover!
        Art Adams gatefold cover!

        • The new ongoing Godzilla series STARTS HERE!
        • Bigger, badder and more radioactive... this is the ultimate Godzilla tale!

          Every issue contains a random Art Adams monster trading card! 9 different cards available, collect the whole set! Also, look for randomly inserted unique sketch cards from Matt Frank!

        Godzilla: Kingdom Of Monsters, Vol. 3
        Jason Ciaramella (w) • Victor Santos (a) • David Messina (c)
        As the dust settles on another epic monster battle, humanity has finally found a way to beat back the relentless assault of giants. But in this brief moment of respite, new threats arise, and mankind finds itself on the losing end again. Plus, the twins are back, and they are after the King of Monsters himself! Battra, Rodan, Godzilla! Get ready for a battle of titans.
        TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-205-8

        • "Why is this so much fun? Godzilla: KOM gives American G-Fans what they always wanted: Godzilla on American soil." –ComicBastards.blogspot.com
        • Collects Issues #7-12!

        Dorothy of Oz Prequel #3 (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 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!

        • Starring classic Oz characters the Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man!
        • Covers by Eisner-winning artist Eric Shanower!

        Comic Book History of Comics
        Fred Van Lente (w) • Ryan Dunlavey (a & c)
        For the first time ever, the inspiring, infuriating, and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga is presented in comic book form! The award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey turn their irreverent-but-accurate eye to the stories of Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Fredric Wertham, Roy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, Hergé, Osamu Tezuka -- and more! Collects Comic Book Comics #1-6.
        TPB • FC • $21.99 • 224 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-197-6

        • "Done with wit, energy, a healthy dose of insolence and a dedication to getting it right." – NPR

        Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Collection, Vol. 3
        Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird (w & a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

        The classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action continues in the third volume of IDW's Ultimate Collections! In this outing, find issues #12, 14, 15, 17, and 19–21, featuring stories like "Survivalists," "The Unmentionables," "Dome Doom," and the multi-part "Return to New York." Presented in oversize hardcover, and featuring annotations from Eastman and Laird, you've never seen the TURLES like this.
        HC • B&W • $49.99 • 248 pages • 9" x 12" • ISBN 978-1-61377-138-9

        • "IDW should be commended for putting together another well-constructed volume." –Geek-News.MTV.com

        Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #10
        Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Dan Duncan (a) • Duncan, Eastman (c)
        This May, enter... THE SHREDDER!
        (What else need be said?!)
        FC • 32 pages • $3.99
        *Variant Covers:
        Tyler Walpole variant!

        • The long awaited return of THE SHREDDER! A re-match 600 years in the making!

        Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #1
        Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (w) • Eastman, Laird (a & c)
        Relive the exciting origins of TMNT, this time in all-new full-color comics! This is where world-wide Turtle mania started! Detailing the entire origin of the Turtles and their first fateful encounter with the Foot Clan and the Shredder! This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of the entire Mirage Studios experience, with the most successful independent comic of all time. Don't miss it!
        FC • 40 pages • $3.99

        • The original series is back, this time in COLOR!

        Rocketeer Adventures 2 #3 (of 4)
        David Lapham, Louise Simonson, Kyle Baker (w) • Chris Sprouse & Karl Story, Walter Simonson, Kyle Baker (a) • Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stevens (c)
        The third issue of the critically acclaimed Rocketeer anthology presents a trio of stories by truly legendary creators. The first shows us a glimpse into what the future may hold for Cliff and Betty. The second is a thrilling adventure of the Rocketeer locked in combat with a long-range bomber intent on destruction. And last but not least, a mad-cap romp in which Betty and Butch take no gruff!
        FC • 32 pages • $3.99
        *Variant Covers:
        Variant Black & White Darwyn Cooke cover!

        • Each issue features 25 pages of stories and art!
        • Rocketeer Adventures Volume One won IGN.com's Best Anthology of 2011!

        Next Men: Aftermath #43
        John Byrne (w & a & c)
        The world is broken, time is out of joint—but the surviving Next Men are about to discover it may not be entirely their fault.  A familiar face returns, but will it be good news or bad for our ragged band?
        FC • 32 pages • $3.99
        *Variant Covers:
        Variant Black & White John Byrne cover!

        • The final storyline in John Byrne's Next Men saga continues!

        Night of 1,000 Wolves #1 (of 3)
        Bobby Curnow (w) • Dave Wachter (a & c)
        In the Dark Ages, the tranquil life of Harrick Benjyon and his family is shattered by unthinkable tragedy. Before they can react, the family find themselves under seige by hordes of wolves with one aim. Death. A race for survival becomes all the more impossible by the arrival of the supernatural... and the dark secrets that lie at the heart of the Benjyon family. Another classic horror tale from the company that brought you 30 Days of Night and Locke & Key!
        FC • 32 pages • $3.99
        *Variant Covers:
        Variant Micheal Manomivibul cover!

        • "A tight, well paced, suspense tale that provides plenty of gore, thrills, and chills — skilled, confident, and accomplished storytelling" - Alan Heinberg (Avengers: Children's Crusade)
        • Art by Eisner and Harvey nominee Dave Wachter (That Hellbound Train, Guns of Shadow Valley)

        Zombies vs Robots Annual
        Chris Ryall, Daniel Wilson, Rio Youers, Kevin Grevioux (w) • Ashley Wood, Sam Kieth, Andy Kuhn, Drew Ford (a) • Ashley Wood (c)
        This first-ever ZvR special not only reunites co-creators Chris Ryall & Ashley Wood, but it opens the ZvR world to other creators, too. Creators like novelists Daniel Wilson (Robopocalypse) and Rio Youers, artists Sam Kieth and Andy Kuhn! In "Seasons of War," each creative team looks at a different season of the zombie-robot apocalypse!
        FC • 48 pages • $7.99

        • Features an all-new story by co-creators Ashley Wood & Chris Ryall
        • Also features the first-ever comic work from Robopocalypse author Daniel Wilson and author Rio Youers!
        • Acclaimed artists Sam Kieth and Andy Kuhn illustrate the ZvR world for the first time!

        Smoke and Mirrors #3 (of 5)
        Mike Costa & Jon Armstrong (w) Ryan Browne (w) Browne, Francesco Francavilla (c)
        MAGIC IS REAL—BUT SLEIGHT OF HAND IS KING! Stage magician Terry Ward makes his way in a world of sorcery using only his skills and his wits! But will that prove to me enough when the dangers of the world start compounding?
        FC • 32 pages • $3.99
        *Variant Covers:
        Variant Ryan Browne Black & White cover!

        • Features an all-new magic trick INSIDE THE ISSUE!

        Memorial #6 (of 6)
        Chris Roberson (w) • Rich Ellis (a) • Michael WM Kaluta (c)
        Em's journey has brought her to the Everglade, a garden of statues that lies at the very heart of the Everlands, where she finds herself face to face with the power that has disrupted all of reality. But when Em learns who she once was, and why she lost her memory, the answers only raise new questions. Things are not as they have seemed, and Em realizes that her journey is far, far from over.
        FC • 32 pages • $3.99
        *Variant Covers:
        Black & White Michael Kaluta cover!

        • From the company that brought you 30 Days of Night and Locke & Key comes the latest creator-owned hit series!
        • The first groundbreaking arc concludes!
        • Covers by Michael Kaluta!

        30 Days of Night #7
        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! Word of the Barrow Massacre has reached Los Angeles—and the FBI—and special Agent Blood knows she can no longer stay away from her duty. Meanwhile, a new army of undead is growing as three vampire factions head toward collision.
        FC • 32 pages • $3.99
        *Variant Covers:
        Order 10 copies, get one free variant Jason Shawn Alexander cover!

        • "A triumphant return for the preeminent modern vampire story."—Newsarama

        30 Days of Night: 10 Bloody Years Treasury Edition
        Steve Niles (w) • Ben Templesmith (a) • Ashley Wood (c)
        It's the 10th anniversary of 30 Days of Night's groundbreaking first issue! To properly commemorate this momentous comic, we're releasing the entire miniseries by Niles and Templesmith as an oversize Treasury Edition! See the story that established IDW and the creators as forces to be reckoned with!
        FC • Cardstock • $9.99 • 72 pages • 9.25" x 14.25"

        • Special Treasury Edition collects 30 Days of Night #1-3 in one oversize package
        • Features Ashley Wood's original 30 Days of Night #1 cover art

        Zombies (Chilling Archives of Horror Comics)
        Jack Cole, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Wally Wood, Gene Colan, Lou Cameron, Reed Crandall, & more (w & a) • Lee Elias (c)
        From the banned 1950s horror comics that Dr. Fredric Wertham, The U.S. Senate, and mothers didn't want innocent children to devour comes a terrifying and timely anthology of comics of the undead…"Zombies". These gruesome mini-masterpieces are hauntingly delineated by some of the Golden Age's greatest artists at their very best. The nightmarish scripts of the unstoppable living dead will make your spine freeze over in terror! Edited and designed by Eisner winner Craig Yoe with an introduction by the host of the popular "The Horrors of It All" vintage comics blog, Steve "Karswell" Banes. "Zombies" follows in the footsteps of "Dick Briefer's Frankenstein" and "Bob Powell's Terror."
        HC • FC • $21.99 • 148 pages • 8.5" x 11" • ISBN 978-1-61377-213-3

        • The third not-to-be-missed book in The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics!

        Dead Rising
        Tom Waltz (w) • Kenneth Loh (a & c)
        The first-ever comic book based on Capcom's mega-popular zombie survival game series! Bridging the gap between Dead Rising and Dead Rising: Case Zero, fans will finally learn what happens to Frank West, Chuck Greene, Rebecca Chang, and other popular Dead Rising characters during the fateful Las Vegas outbreak!
        TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-200-3

        • "Zombies with exploding heads? Check. Flesh-ripping zombie biting action? Check. Grenade launcher? Double-check. I'm happy to report that even if you've never played the Dead Rising video games, this book is completely enjoyable on its own." –ZombieZoneNews.com

        Big John Buscema: Comics & Drawings
        John Buscema (a & c)
        John Buscema has been called one of the finest comic artists who ever put pen to paper. His work for Marvel Comics on The Avengers, Thor, the Fantastic Four, and Silver Surfer are all classics, highly regarded by fans from around the world. The same is true for his definitive rendition of Conan the Barbarian—Buscema breathed life into Robert E. Howard's legendary creation in a manner that has rarely been rivaled.
        IDW is proud to announce the first American publication of John Buscema: Comics & Drawings, a special edition of the fine art catalog created for the most extensive exhibition of Buscema's art ever staged. Weighing in at nearly 300 pages, this gorgeous hardcover book is a dream come true for fans of the visual mastery of John Buscema, an artist who's ilk we are unlikely to see again.
        HC • FC & BW • $59.99 • 328 pages • 9.5" x 11.5" •ISBN 978-1-61377-195-2

        • First American Edition!

        Doug Wildey's Rio: The Complete Saga
        Doug Wildey (w & a & c)
        Doug Wildey was an acclaimed Comic book and comic strip artist, as well as a noted animator. Very much in the school of Milton Caniff and Alex Toth, Wildey was an artist's artist, a storyteller of the highest order, and worked in many genres—westerns and war stories being some of his most memorable. As an animator he created and designed the groundbreaking Johnny Quest series in 1964, which inspired a generation of cartoonists with it's memorable characters, thrilling, breakneck pace, and innovative designs.
        In 1987 Wildey began one of his most personal works, the story of an aging cowboy and gunfighter, as well as special agent for the President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. Wildey created stories full of human drama and historical accuracy rarely seem before or since in the comic book western. This volume collects the entire Rio saga in one handsome collection, including the final, unfinished and unpublished Rio story.
        HC • FC & BW • $49.99 • 272 pages • 8" x 12" • ISBN 978-1-61377-210-2

        In The Shadow Of Poe: Other Tales of Mystery and Imagination
        Horace Walpole, Sir Walter Scott, E.T.A. Hoffmann, F. Marion Crawford, Guy de Maupassant, Sarah Orne Jewett, Robert W. Chambers, W. W. Jacobs, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, & Lord Dunsany (w) • Michael Manomivibul (a & c)
        The third entry in IDW's "In the Shadow of…" series with noted scholar and award-winning editor Leslie S. Klinger (The New Annotated Dracula, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, The Annotated Sandman) again presents a host of classic genre tales worthy of rediscovery by modern readers!
        Les Klinger collects and annotates a lush collection from the Gothic writers who influenced Poe, and the writers who were influenced by him. Here we briefly visit the birth of the Gothic literary tradition in the mid-1700s—a popular genre that Poe reinvented as a commercial vehicle for his own original voice—as well as significant writers whose works adapted Poe's ideas and themes to their own artistic goals.
        These "other stories of mystery and imagination" are both culturally significant and highly entertaining. In The Shadow Of Poe honors Poe the writer while putting his work in a new context for contemporary readers.
        TPB • B&W • $16.99 • 368 pages • 7" x 10" • ISBN 978-1-61377-206-5

        Lovecraft Library, Vol. 2: The Call of Cthulhu and Other Mythos Tales
        H.P. Lovecraft (w) • Sam "Mister-Sam" Shearon (a & c)
        "That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange eons even death may die," declared H.P. Lovecraft describing the truth hidden beneath the surface of his most nightmarish stories. In this collection of six short stories and novellas, Lovecraft explores the boundaries of modern horror, ranging from the cosmic dread of demonic creatures from the stars in "The Call of Cthulhu," to "The Haunter of the Dark," and the hidden horrors lurking within "The Shunned House" and "The Diary of Alonzo Typer." Also includes "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" and "The Festival." With color art by Sam "Mister-Sam" Shearon and a new introduction by Lovecraft scholar Robert Weinberg.
        HC • FC • $16.99 • 232 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN 978-1-61377-208-9

        • New introduction by Lovecraft scholar Robert Weinberg!

        Complete Dick Tracy, Vol. 13
        Chester Gould (w & a & c)
        Dick and Tess's house fire bombed! B.O. Plenty riddled with bullets! Sam Catchum apparently crushed to death! This volume's villains include Blowtop, T.V. Wiggles, Dr. Plain, and Empty Williams. Plus a baby named Bonnie Braids is born, Vitamin Flintheart returns, and who's the mysterious woman named Crewy Lou? Contains all strips from March 26, 1950 - September 15, 1951.
        HC • PC • $39.99 • 252 pages • 11" x 8.5" • ISBN 978-1-61377-198-3

        • "One of the best things to happen to the comic market in the last few years was IDW's decision to publish The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy." -Scoop

        Complete Little Orphan Annie, Vol. 8
        Harold Gray (w & a & c)
        Jack, Ace Chance, and Shanghai Peg each play unexpected parts in the conclusion to Harold Gray's most sophisticated story of the 1930s. Plus, Annie encounters the gangster Nick Gatt and is captured by the international criminal mastermind named Axel. Can "Daddy" save her? He brings along some heavy-duty help—Punjab, the Asp, and "Daddy's" old pal, Wun Wey—but things don't turn out as expected in Volume Eight of The Complete Little Orphan Annie. Contains all strips from June 9, 1938 - February 28, 1940.
        HC • PC • $49.99 • 288 pages • 11" x 8.5" • ISBN 978-1-61377-199-0

        • "The Complete Little Orphan Annie has raised the bar against which such compilations will be judged. The research, the articles providing insight and context, and most importantly the glorious reproduction of the material have preserved these strips for those who knew them and offers a new gateway to adventure for those discovering them for the first time." –Scoop

        Archie: Americana Vol. 4: The '70s
        Various (w) • Various (a) • Andrew Pepoy (c)
        The Archie Best of the Decades series continues with the 1970s. Experience the women's movement as it spreads through Riverdale! Relive the Bicentennial! Witness the emergence of patches, pet rocks, and CB's! Play along with "Pong"! Boogie with Archie and the gang at the disco and laugh again at the antics of America's #1 teenagers!
        HC • FC • $24.99 • 188 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-194-5

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