IDW Publishing Solicitations for August, 2012

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 at 7:58am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

IDW Publishing has released solicitation information and images for new comics and products shipping in August, 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.

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KISS #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 Michael Gaydos “Starchild” cover!
Variant KISS photo cover!

Mars 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 Michael Gaydos cover!

The 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 character design wraparound Chris Samnee cover!
Unique handsketched cover by Chris Samnee!

The 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 Kent Williams cover!
Variant James O’Barr cover!

Godzilla #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
Jeff Zornow cover!

Godzilla: 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 Frank Teran cover!

Battle 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 Jeff Zornow cover!

Deadworld: 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 cover by Sami Makkonen
Deadworld: 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 #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 #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 #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
Doctor 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

Doctor 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”
Star 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 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
Black & White Francesco Francavilla cover!

Star 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 Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!
Variant Photo Cover!

Dungeons & 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 Character Design cover!

Dungeons & 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

Ghostbusters #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 Mike Henderson cover!

Trio #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 cover by John Byrne!
Jericho: 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
Tim Bradstreet sketch variant!

Magic: 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 Tyler Walpole cover!

Danger 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 Black & White J. Scott Campbell variant cover!

G.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
G.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

G.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
Black & White Tommy Lee Edwards cover!

Cobra #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 Joe Eisma & Juan Castro cover!
Snake 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
Lee Ferguson & Sal Buscema cover!
G.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

G.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
Larry Hama variant sketch cover!

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

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

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

Transformers: 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 Geoff Senior cover!

Love 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
Dorothy 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 CGI character art cover
Infected #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

Locke & 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
Copy autographed by Joe Hill!

The 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 Nelson Daniel cover!
Classic 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
Popeye #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 John Byrne cover!

Joe 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

True 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 Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!
Teenage 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
Teenage 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
Teenage 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
Valerio Schiti cover!

Teenage 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
David Petersen Black & White variant cover!

Eternal 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

30 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
30 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
Zombies 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
Comics 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

Memorial
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
J. 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
Starstruck
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

Michael 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

Skippy 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

Rip Kirby, Vol. 5
Fred Dickenson (w) • John Prentice (a & c)
The fifth volume of the Harvey Award-nominated Rip Kirby features the incredible art of John Prentice, who picked up the pen and ink duties after Alex Raymond's death and continued drawing the strip for decades. Prentice received three Reuben Awards for the series, in 1966, 1967, and 1986. Fred Dickenson, who had been writing the strip with Raymond, keeps the continuity going for Prentice's exquisite art. Volume Five contains more than 800 comics, every one from October 22, 1956 to June 6, 1959. Edited by Dean Mullaney. Introduction by Brian Walker.
HC • PC • $49.99 • 296 pages • 11” x 10” • ISBN 978-1-61377-356-7

Archie: 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

Infestation 2, Vol. 3
Tristan Jones, Paul Crilley, & Duane Swierczynski (w) • Mark Torres, Valerio Schiti, & David Messina (a) • Livio Ramendelli (c)
Introducing the D&D campaign EBERRON to comics and learn the strange history it shares with the threat of INFESTATION 2. Also, one of the Turtles has been taken by something in the dark depths of the sewers, and it's up to his brothers to save him. When it all comes down to the final battle, C.V.O. is scattered across America, and one of their own may be the key to stopping the threat once and for all—but not without a tremendous sacrifice. Danger Girl and others are on hand to help, but will it be enough?
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-353-6

Crawl to Me: Evil Edgar Edition
Alan Robert (w & a) • Menton3 (c)
The gritty, gut-wrenching tale is re-presented as a deluxe oversize hardcover “Evil Edgar” Edition. Complete with a never-before-seen art gallery by the creator, Alan Robert (of the hard-rock band Life of Agony), an introduction written by the legendary Walter Simonson (The Mighty Thor), and a disturbing painted cover by Menton3 (Monocyte), readers will gain even more insight into the mystery of Crawl to Me’s jaw-dropping twist ending.
HC • FC • $24.99 • 128 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-393-2

Angel: After the Fall Slipcase Collection
Joss Whedon & Brian Lynch (w) • Franco Urru, David Messina, and more (a) • Rebecca A. Wrigley (c)
Angel: After The Fall was an event Angel fans will never forget, and now they can own TPB volumes 1–4 in this deftly designed slipcase edition!
TPB • FC • $59.99 • 576 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-345-1

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