IDW Publishing Solicitations for November, 2012

Tue, August 21st, 2012 at 8:58am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

IDW Publishing has released solicitation information and images for new comics and products shipping in November, 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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Judge Dredd #1
Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel, Paul Gulacy (a) • Zach Howard, Ashley Wood, Jim Starlin, Whilce Portacio ©
In the 22nd century, crime runs rampant in Mega-City One, home to over 400 million citizens, robots, criminals and lunatics. The only line of defense between anarchy and chaos are… the Judges. And Judge Dredd is the toughest of them all. In this, Judge Dredd’s 35th anniversary year, IDW is proud to re-introduce Judge Dredd to America in this all-new ongoing series.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Carlos Ezquerra cover!
Judge Dredd is celebrating his 35th anniversary with an all-new big-screen movie as well as this comic-book launch First time Judge Dredd has been published by an American publisher in nearly 20 years Written by acclaimed novelist/comic writer Duane Swierczynski (Birds of Prey, etc. etc.) with art and colors by Road Rage/The Cape 1969 artist Nelson Daniel!
Bonus back-up story featuring art by Paul Gulacy
Four regular covers Zach Howard, Ashley Wood, Jim Starlin, and Whilce Portacio!
Ask your retailer how to get the all-new cover by Dredd artist/co-creator Carlos Ezquerra!
Judge Dredd #1—Subscription Variant
Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel, Paul Gulacy (a) • Jock ©
For subscription customers only… Sign up at your local comic shop! A variant foil-stamped “badge” cover, only for loyal subscription box customers!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland
John Wagner (w) • Brian Bolland (a & c)
This luscious, oversized hardcover volume collects as many Brian Bolland-illustrated Judge Dredd stories as THE LAW* will allow! (*Seriously, there's one we can't publish. Ever.) Within these hallowed covers the turmoil of John Wagner's Mega-City One rages, captured in such legendary tales as "Luna-1 War," "The Cursed Earth," The Day the Law Died!," "Judge Death," and many more. 
HC • BW • $49.99 • 248 pages • 9.25” x 12” • ISBN 978-1-61377-488-5

The Adventures of Augusta Wind #1 (of 5)
J.M. DeMatteis (w) • Vassilis Gogtzilas (a & c)
Augusta Webster thought she was an ordinary girl living an ordinary life in an ordinary town.  But that was before the Snabbit—half-snake/half-rabbit—arrived to turn Augusta's world upside down and reveal that she's anything but ordinary.  A new all-ages fantasy from J.M. DeMatteis, creator of Abadazad, with astonishing art by Vassilis Gogtizilas.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Vasillis Gogtzilas “rock poster” cover!
All-new fantasy series from the acclaimed writer of Abadazad, J.M. DeMatteis!
The “IDW World Tour” is on! Watch for variant “rock poster” covers of all your favorite titles over the coming months, culminating in a rock festival blowout you won’t believe for San Diego Comic-Con International 2013!

Zaucer of Zilk #2 (of 2)
Brendan McCarthy & Al Ewing (w) • Brendan McCarthy (a & c)
IDW’s special collaboration with 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing, The Zaucer of Zilk, concludes here in the second chapter of Brendan McCarthy & Al Ewing’s phantasmagorical psychedelic extravaganza from beyond the fringes of imagination! 30 pages of brilliantly surreal artwork by McCarthy!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
30 pages of story and art!

Locke & Key: Ω #1 (of 7)
Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)
A season of lies and murders has come to a head; the shadows rise and the water falls, as Dodge approaches the Black Door... with the Omega Key in his possession and nothing left to stand in his way.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Gabriel Rodriguez variant cover!
The FINAL Locke & Key storyline begun in Welcome to Lovecraft starts HERE!
Locke & Key: Ω #1 (of 7)―Subscription Variant
Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a)
For subscription customers only… Sign up at your local comic shop! A variant photo key cover, only for loyal subscription box customers!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla #7
Duane Swierczynski (w) • Simon Gane (a) • E.J. Su ©
It’s the day Boxer has been waiting for... the opportunity to avenge his daughter in a showdown with Godzilla. At the exact worst moment though, the government and their secret weapon step in to take matters into their own hands. You know what they say about “best laid plans...”
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Matt Frank cover!
• Pivotal changing point for the story, and good jumping on point!

Godzilla, Vol. 1
Duane Swierczynski (w) • Simon Gane (a) • Art Adams ©
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!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-413-7
• "Godzilla brings what a Godzilla comic should be: fun, action packed, creative, and well delivered.” –Comic Book Resources

Love and Capes: What to Expect #4 (of 6)
Thom Zahler (w & a) • Zahler & Mike Manley (c)
After last issue’s surprise announcement, Amazonia has returned to her home dimension of Leandia. And that’s not the only thing that’s new. Darkblade has sidekicks to train, Amazonia gets a replacement back on Earth, and Abby’s bookstore does something it never has before. The baby’s not the only change that’s coming.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
This issue’s cover features inking by Mike Manley (Batman, Darkhawk)!
“It is thoughtful and moving in a way too damned few super-hero comics books are in these days of endless crisis and misery as a marketing tool. It deserves every award our industry has to offer.”—Tony Isabella, Tony’s Tips

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1
Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a) • Price x 6 ©
Welcome to Ponyville, home of Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and all your other favorite Ponies! Something’s not right in the town though, as some of the inhabitants are acting very, very strange! It’s up to the Mane Six to find the source of the weirdness before it’s too late!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Stephanie Buscema variant cover!
• First My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic in the US!
• Look for six individual covers featuring the “Mane Six!” Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie and Applejack!
• Captures the unique humor and action of the run-away hit cartoon show!
• Huge cross-over potential!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1―Subscription Variant

Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a) • Jill Thompson ©
For subscription customers only… Sign up at your local comic shop! A variant Jill Thompson cover, only for loyal subscription box customers!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1―Complete Box Set
Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a)
Collecting all 6 of the “Mane 6” covers in one handy box set, with an exclusive slipcase! All the ponies in one place!
FC • $24.99
Mars Attacks #5
John Layman (w) • John McCrea (a & c)
The Martian mayhem continues! The first story arc comes to a close as a warrior from Earth’s past joins the fray, and the Martians bring out the REALLY big guns. Don’t miss any of the action in this runaway hit series!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Ben Templesmith cover!
Ask your retailer about the Ben Templesmith incentive cover!
Written by John Layman, co-creator of the Eisner-winning series Chew!
Art by John McCrea, Eisner-winner for Hitman!

Kiss #6
Chris Ryall (w) • Wagner Reis (a) • Sam Shearon, Jamal Igle ©
The girls (?!) in Kiss go up against the “phantom” Abner Devereaux and Christine Sixteen… and one of the Four-Who-Are-One won’t make it out alive!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Kiss photo variant cover!
The members of Kiss… as women?!?
Special homage to Kiss Meets the Phantom concludes here!

MAD: Artist’s Edition
Harvey Kurtzman (w) • Wally Wood, Bill Elder, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Basil Wolverton, more (a) • Harvey Kurtzman ©
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of MAD in a BIG way!
Before MAD Magazine was read in nearly every household, there was MAD Comics. Written and edited by the brilliant Harvey Kurtzman, and drawn by the best and most creative cartoonists of the time, including Wally Wood, Bill Elder, Jack Davis, and Basil Wolverton, MAD was the most innovative satirical publication ever unleashed upon the youth of America.
This very special Artist’s Edition features nearly 20 incredible stories and a dozen classic covers—Every issue of MAD from #1 to #18 is represented by either a cover or story (and often both!) and is scanned from the actual original art and printed same-size as drawn—A massive 15 x 22 inches! If you are a fan of MAD, or just great cartooning, this is the Artist’s Edition for you!
HC • BW • $112.50 net discount item • 176 Pages • 15” x 22” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-544-8
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 the drawing boards of the best artists in America!
Advance solicited for November release!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #184
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema ©
Just as COBRA COMMANDER begins to settle into his new COBRA base on the west coast, trouble starts brewing. Destro and Baroness, Road Pig and Zarana, Darklon, Zartan: every one of them pursuing their own agenda and getting in COBRA COMMANDER’s way. Not to mention G.I. JOE following all their activities, waiting for the right time to step in. The stakes are raised in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #184!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Larry Hama sketch cover!

G.I. Joe: Deep Terror
Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado & Alex Cal (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards ©
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. G.I. JOE is looking for payback after recent events but will the cuts to their operating budget allow for a mission to the bottom of the world?
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-511-0
• Collects issues #13–17!
• “Chuck Dixon… consistently delivers fresh, easily accessible stories that are both entertaining and exciting.” –GeeksofDoom.com

G.I. JOE: Cobra — The Last Laugh
Mike Costa & Christos N. Gage (w) • Antonio Fuso, SL Gallant, Chee (a) • Antonio Fuso ©
The critically acclaimed COBRA series gets an oversized hard cover edition to tell the story that changed all of G.I. JOE and COBRA forever. His name is Chuckles. He is G.I. JOE's top undercover agent and he's just infiltrated a top secret, highly organized terrorist organization, but deep cover takes its toll. An action packed thriller from beginning to end this book contains the whole Chuckles saga.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 368 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-523-3
• “In exploring the murky origins of this super-terrorist cell, readers are treated to something truly new and exciting.” – IGN

G.I. JOE #19
Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Ken Loh ©
TARGET: SNAKE EYES part three! SCARLETT leads the Joes on a campaign to put an end to the Arashikage Clan forever. But SERPENTOR and the murderous zealots of the Inner Coil may beat them to it. SNAKE EYES knows the world has turned against him and he's surrounded on all sides by danger. Just the way he wants it!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
James Biggie variant “rock poster” cover!
TARGET: SNAKE EYES CONTINUES!
SNAKE EYES versus G.I. JOE!
The “IDW World Tour” is on! Watch for variant “rock poster” covers of all your favorite titles over the coming months, culminating in a rock festival blowout you won’t believe for San Diego Comic-Con International 2013!

Cobra #19
Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a & c)
The OKTOBER GUARD have made the first move, and it’s up to G.I. JOE to stop them! But with the main G.I. JOE forces focused on tracking down SNAKE EYES, it’s all up to FLINT and the covert G.I. JOE squad to step in—and take down the most dangerous threat the team has ever faced!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Antonio Fuso variant “rock poster” cover!
The OKTOBER GUARD are here—and they want to take down G.I. Joe!
The biggest story COBRA has ever told!
The “IDW World Tour” is on! Watch for variant “rock poster” covers of all your favorite titles over the coming months, culminating in a rock festival blowout you won’t believe for San Diego Comic-Con International 2013!

Snake Eyes & Stormshadow #19
Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a) • Alex Cal ©
TARGET: SNAKE EYES part four! Is the mission to bring down the Arashikage Clan a matter of national security or a private vendetta for SCARLETT? And, when it comes to a life or death battle with SNAKE EYES, who will walk away? The answers lie here in the most game-changing, controversial G.I. JOE storyline this year!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
David Williams variant “rock poster” cover!
The “IDW World Tour” is on! Watch for variant “rock poster” covers of all your favorite titles over the coming months, culminating in a rock festival blowout you won’t believe for San Diego Comic-Con International 2013!

Danger Girl/G.I. JOE #5 (of 5)
Andy Hartnell (w) • John Royle (a) • J. Scott Campbell X 2 ©
The fifth and final issue of the historic first meeting of Danger Girl and G.I. JOE pulls out all the stops—heart-pounding, sweat-inducing, action-packed, this issue will exceed all your expectations!  The explosive grand finale is finally here!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant J. Scott Campbell sketch cover!

Danger Girl Danger-Sized Treasury Edition #3
J. Scott Campbell & Andy Hartnell (w) • J. Scott Campbell (a & c)
The final two chapters of the original Danger Girl series are collected here in their entirety—72 danger-sized pages wrapped in an amazing gatefold cover by Campbell! It’s cover to cover non-stop action, and all in our gigantic treasury format—if you’ve never seen these luscious-ladies deliciously delineated at this size by Campbell then you’ve never seen Danger Girl—get this while the getting is good!
FC • 72 pages • 9.25” x 14.25” • $9.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series, Vol. 2
Erik Burnham, Mike Costa, Ben Epstein, Barbara Randall Kesel, & Paul Allor (w) • Charles Paul Wilson III, Mike Henderson, Marley Zarcone, & Paul McCaffrey (a) • David Petersen ©
Another Volume of Micro-Series, this time spot-lighting the Turtles' friends and family. Each story will detail a pivotal moment in Casey’s, April’s, Splinter’s, and Fugitoid’s life... with important ramifications for the Turtles and the ongoing comic book series!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-415-1
• “These are side stories from the main story line, but they’re good and a great read for anyone who has an interest in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  We get to see different artists take their hand at drawing the Turtles and have other writers bringing the characters to life.” –CowabungaCorner.com

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #16
Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Andy Kuhn (a) • Kuhn, Eastman ©
A relentless, demented foe is after the Turtles and he won’t rest until his deadly mission is fulfilled! A desperate fight for survival will take some unexpected turns before the night is over. Don’t miss it!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Ross Campbell variant cover!
Conclusion to the storyline, “Blood Brothers,” that sees the debut of a fan-favorite villain!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #6
Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (w & a & c)
What do you get when you cross four ninja turtles with a mysterious robot from outer space called the Fugitoid, and walking, talking gladiator dinosaurs? You get classic comic book action and sci-fi mayhem at its very best, all here in this newly colored tale of the original TMNT!  
FC • 38 pages • $3.99

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1
Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, & Jim Lawson (w) • Jim Lawson (a) • Steve Lavigne ©
Travel through the nooks and crannies of the TMNT universe with these tales that build on and reference stories throughout the Mirage Comics continuity! This first volume features a brand-new cover by longtime TMNT artist Steve Lavigne. 
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 132 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-416-8
• The hit TMNT anthology series is back, and now in color!

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #11
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche ©
SHADOWLAND CONCLUDES! And it’s the end of an era when, on pre-war CYBERTRON, enemies close in on all sides and Orion Pax—the future OPTIMUS PRIME—selects a team of AUTOBOTS to help him pull off the ultimate heist—with the fate of the planet hanging in the balance! 
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Marcelo Matere variant cover!
The conclusion to the 3-part SHADOWLAND epic!
The follow-up to the smash hit CHAOS THEORY!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #11
John Barber (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Andrew Griffith, Casey Coller ©
CYBERTRON IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE! Tensions ratchet up between AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS as violence breaks out in the heart of the city… and PROWL looks for someone to blame. Is DIRGE a convenient target—or the key to what comes next? Plus… an old friend comes back home.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Marcelo Matere variant cover!
The next stage of Cybertronian evolution begins here!
You won’t believe the last page of this comic!

Transformers: Prime—Rage of the Dinobots #1 (of 4)
Mike Johnson & Mairghread Scott (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Ken Christiansen ©
Bridging the story from the Fall of Cybertron video game to the Prime TV show—the DINOBOTS hold the line as CYBERTRON falls! With OPTIMUS PRIME and the Ark long gone, the rest of the population makes their escape from the dying world—but SHOCKWAVE remains behind, continuing his experiments!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Nick Roche inter-connected variant cover, connecting with the variants for issues # 2 – 4!
Shockwave animated series character cover!
Bringing the fan-favorite DINOBOTS to the mega-popular PRIME world!
A bold new world of Transformers storytelling—in continuity with the hit TV show but blazing an exciting trail you can only see in comics!

Transformers: Regeneration One #85
Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi ©
ONE WILL FALL! As the first Regeneration One arc concludes, two Transformers legends clash—for the last time! This one’s so packed with triumph, tragedy and everything in between, we can’t say much more. If you’re a fan of titanic, all-out action, this is the one for you. If you're of a sensitive disposition—look away now!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Geoff Senior variant cover!
Legends Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman rock you like no one else can!
A story so powerful, it should come with a warning!

Ghostbusters Ongoing, Vol. 3: Haunted America
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & 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. This ghostly tour has stops in Detroit, New Orleans, Roswell, and Seattle.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-512-7
• “What makes it so good is that the creative team have captured the SPIRIT (no pun intended) of the Ghostbusters franchise.” –GeeksOfDoom.com

Ghostbusters #15
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)
The unexpected aftereffects of the knock-off proton packs utilized by the Ghost-Smashers have unleashed one very juiced up ghost on the city of New York! If even the tried and true equipment of the real Ghostbusters can't stop this thing... what can?  Find out in the latest issue of the ongoing Ghostbusters!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Tristan Jones variant cover!

Popeye #7
Roger Langridge (w & a & c)
It's Wild West action this issue, as Popeye faces the return of Olive's old boyfriend, Ham Gravy... and the fearsome Desert Yeti! Can Popeye defeat the terrible beast before Ham steals his girl? Plus: More larks with Sappo, as Wotasnozzle presents his latest invention: the Electric Cow!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Hal Mayforth variant cover!
This issue written AND drawn by the incomparable Roger Langridge!

Classic Popeye #4
Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)
Is that a cool cover or WHAT?!? And the insides of this comical comic comic are every bit as awesome! The first story, "Dead Valley," has plenty of Popeye's twister-sock punches Old West Style. And the second story, "Gift from Uncle Ben," features a fantastical and funny creature called a Zoop that will delight fans of the Jeep and the Wiffle Bird! Plus, three boffo one-eyed sailor one pagers--all by The World's Greatest Popeye Cartoonist, Bud Sagendorf!
FC • 52 pages • $3.99
A perfect companion to the new Popeye series!
Bud Sagendorf’s classic tales, lovingly restored!

Star Trek, Vol. 3
Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar & Claudia Balboni (a) • Tim Bradstreet (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 and in "The Truth About Tribbles!" the crew of the Enterprise encounters the classic alien species in an ALL-NEW story inspired by the fan-favorite episode.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-515-8
• Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci oversees this latest chapter in the ongoing adventures of the starship Enterprise!
• Featuring an afterword by “Tribbles” writer David Gerrold!

Star Trek #15
Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)
The countdown to next year's STAR TREK sequel continues here, in an all-new re-imagining of the classic "Mirror Universe" story! Witness the transformation of the new Enterprise crew in part one of this blockbuster story, overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!
Variant Photo Cover!

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #3 (of 4)
Brannon Braga, Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (w) • Joe Corroney, photo (a & c)
The Borg story to end all Borg stories warps towards it thrilling conclusion!
In the far-flung future the Borg Queen faces off against the Borg King… an ancient Locutus! The stakes have never been so high, as the fate of the Enterprise—and the entire galaxy—hang in the balance!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant David Messina “Famous Borgs in History” cover!
Co-written by Hugo winner and legendary ST: TNG scribe, Brannon Braga!

Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #7 (of 8)
Scott & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward & Gordon Purcell (a) • Woodward (c)
The Doctor and his companions must travel into the past and navigate through one of the Federation’s most crushing defeats in order to prevent an even worse fate in the present!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Jenny Frison variant cover!
fan-favorite villains the Borg and the Cybermen!
Ask your retailer about the Jenny Frison (I, Vampire) incentive cover!

Doctor Who #3
Brandon Seifert (w) • Philip Bond (a) • Mark Buckingham (c)
First issue in a special two-part story featuring the art of Philip Bond! The stress from their past few adventures have the Doctor and Rory at each other’s throats, and Amy has had just about enough. So she sends them on a boys night out, must to their chagrin, but with a TARDIS at their disposal…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant photo cover!
Written by Brandon Seifert, co-creator of the Image series Witch Doctor!
Art by Philip Bond, best known for Tank Girl and Kill Your Boyfriend!
Ask your retailer about the photo incentive cover!

Magic: The Gathering—Path of Vengeance #2
Matt Forbeck (w) • Martín Cóccolo (a) • Ryan Pancoast (c)
The Cult of Rakdos has put a price on Dack Fayden’s head—and Maytov, the best thief in Ravnica, has come to collect. Now, Dack must fight for his life against an opponent more cunning than anyone he’s ever faced. Will Maytov succeed where even Sifa Grent has failed—and kill the Planeswalker Thief?
FC • 32 pages • $4.99
Variant Martin Coccolo cover!
This issue includes an exclusive, alternate art playable Magic: The Gathering card!

Magic The Gathering, Vol. 2: The Spell Thief
Matt Forbeck (w) • Martín Cóccolo & Christian Duce (a) • Dan Scott (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!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-414-4
• “Full of propulsive action and a forward, breakneck pace that doesn’t pause for long before jumping to the next set piece.” –MTV Geek

Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms
Ed Greenwood (w) • Lee Ferguson & Sal Buscema (a) • Tyler Walpole (c)
Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood opens the adventures of an unlikely new band of heroes who get into a bit more trouble than usual in the fabled port city of Waterdeep, but soon discover some of the seedier corners of the wider Realms—the hard way! Joined by artists Lee Ferguson and Sal Buscema, this new series kicks off a deadly tale with a kidnapping that is more—and less—than it seems…
HC • FC • $24.99 • 124 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-509-7
• Written by Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood!

True Blood #7
Annie Nocenti & Michael McMillian (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Tim Bradstreet, photo (c)
With Bon Temps facing eradication by an ancient and powerful wolf pack, the town’s best hope lies with Sookie and Alcide convincing the werewolves and vampires to set aside their differences and work together. But first, Sookie must survive her initial encounter with the Ghost Wolves…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!
All-new story delves into the mystery of True Blood’s werewolves!
Co-Written by Michael McMillian, “Steve Newlin” from the show, with fan-favorite Annie Nocenti (Daredevil, Green Arrow)!
Ask your retailer about the Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!

The Crow #5 (of 5)
John Shirley (w) • Kyle Hotz (a & c)
“There Are Many Hells.” The Crow in Tokyo. The Crow searching for the stolen soul of his lost love—the search taking him on a blood-red trail of vengeance. In order to set her free, the Crow must now do important things, like descend into the layered hell of Japanese Buddhist mythology. Then he must find the living body of his beloved... and kill it. The Crow’s return concludes in explosive fashion here!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
James O’Barr variant cover!

Borderlands: Origins #1 (of 4)
Mikey Neumann (w) • Augustin Padilla (a & c)
“Roland.” For the millions and millions of fans of the smash-hit video game BORDERLANDS, a lingering question exists: how did the Vault Hunters get on the bus with Marcus in the first place? Find out how Roland got on the bus with Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick in this exciting look at the soldiers of the Crimson Lance and what made him leave their ranks and search for the Vault. Surprises abound in the first part of a four-issue series chronicling where Borderlands began!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Ray Dillon variant cover!
Over 8 million copies of the Borderlands video game sold worldwide!
Written by Mikey Neumann, writer of Borderlands, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and Brothers in Arms video games, as well as the novelist of The Returners!
Comics contain all-new official canon Borderlands origin stories not seen anywhere else!
Borderlands 2 video game releases to stores in September 2012 -- game will include special Borderlands: Origins insert ad.

Chasing the Dead #1 (of 4)
Matthew Scott, Tim Westland (w) • Dietrich Smith (a & c)
A stranger has kidnapped Sue’s daughter, Lily. But he doesn’t want her money, only her suffering – and he will kill Lily if Sue doesn’t follow his every command. With detailed instructions, the faceless abductor leads Sue into a blinding snowstorm on the longest night of the year to a place she has not traveled to since childhood. The voice on the other end of her cell phone somehow knows Sue’s deepest, most chilling secret – an ominous incident from her past, buried long ago...
Chasing the Dead is a fast-paced, ferociously tense supernatural thriller from the twisted mind of Star Wars horror novelist Joe Schreiber (Red Harvest, Death Troopers).
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Based on a novel by Joe Shrieber!

Let’s Play God #2 (of 4)
Brea & Zane Grant (w) • EricJ (a & c)
Punk is dead. You’re next. Zane and Brea Grant (We Will Bury You, Suicide Girls) and EricJ (Rex Mundi, Fly) continue their presentation of a girl’s ultimate descent into a world of blood.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Tim Seeley variant cover!
Written by Zane and Brea Grant (Suicide Girls)!
Art by EricJ, co-creator of Rex Mundi!

A Fine & Private Place #3 (of 5)
Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis (w) • Eduardo Francisco (a) • Jenny Frison (c)
On one side of the grave, Michael and Laura seem to find that the impossible is happening, and not in a good way. On the other, Rebeck seems to find that the way he lives is falling to pieces, and fast. In a good way? That depends on whom you ask. Plus the perils of inventive gravestones, and why ghosts shouldn’t try to whistle.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Eduardo Francisco character sketch cover!
Another adaptation by the beloved author of The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle
Scripts by Peter B. Gillis (The Last Unicorn)

Dorothy Of Oz Prequel
Denton J. Tipton (w) • Blair Shedd (a) • Eric Shanower (c)
The upcoming animated film Dorothy Of Oz will tell the tale of the titular hero’s return to the Land of Oz. But first read here about what events transpired to necessitate Dorothy’s return, and witness the rise of the Jester!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-217-1
• Based on the upcoming animated film Dorothy Of Oz!

Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #4 (of 4)
Mark Waid (w) • Chris Samnee (a & c)
Cliff Secord, AKA, the Rocketeer, finds himself flying high over the smog-drenched skies of Los Angeles, locked in mortal combat with an ancient and terrifying creature... and then it all starts to go to Hell! Plus, the ultimate truth about Peevy's niece is revealed! The final issue of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s Rocketeer series is going full throttle and the thrills show no signs of slowing down—miss this comic at your own peril!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Dave Stevens cover!
From the current creative team behind Marvel’s fan-favorite Daredevil!

Jericho: Season 4 #4 (of 5)
Kalinda Vazquez (w) • Andrew Currie (a) • Tim Bradstreet, Photo (c)
Jake continues to be weary of John Smith's motives and gets hold of Smith's prized possession "the precipice." Jake will use this tool to uncover some new secrets about Smith's story and unravel his deeper ambitions. Meanwhile, imprisoned Hawkins ultimate plan to get the A.S.A leadership more invested in Jericho backfires as Adam Palmer, the A.S.A. Mole, becomes Beck's newly minted right-hand man.  
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

30 Days of Night #12
Steve Niles (w) • Christopher Mitten (a & c)
Fright-master Steve Niles concludes the all-new, critically acclaimed 30 Days of Night series! The war between vampires reaches a fever pitch as Eben Olemaun’s movement collides head-on with the old guard, with Agent Alice Blood directly in the crossfire. It all ends here!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Final Issue!

The Pound: Ghoul’s Night Out #3 (of 4)
Stephan Nilson (w) • Ibrahim Moustafa (a & c)
The action and comedy continues as Scottie, Howie and Proof race to stop the Ghoul uprising. Along the way the guys learn some valuable information—the reason behind the Ghoul Uprising. Why are they targeting The Council of Four and Scottie's family? Most importantly, never open a closed bathroom door without knocking first…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Deadworld: War of the Dead
Gary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a & c)
The undead have overrun the Earth! A small outpost, remnants of a twisted scientist’s 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 that even zombies won’t touch.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-508-0
• Deadworld has been optioned by Framelight Pictures, script from David Hayter (X-Men, Watchmen).
• Regular writer Gary Reed hooks up with Sami Makkonen of Eisner Award nominated Hatter M fame to present this tale.

A Man Named Hawken
Benjamin Truman & Timothy Truman (w) • Timothy Truman (a & c)
Once there was an Old Man who rode a blind mule on The Road of Death.
Scalp-hunter, raider, killer-for- hire: Kit Hawken has been a bad man for most of his long life. Scalped, tortured, and left for dead by the mysterious order called The Ring, Hawken returns, seeking vengeance... aided by Shanghai Mary, a shrewd, opium dealing brothel manager... trailed by Sombre, the deformed, psychotic murderer who was once Kit Hawken's protege... and surrounded by the ghosts of every person he's ever killed! Are the phantoms real, or illusions from Hawken's blood- soaked past?
TPB • B&W • $19.99 • 148 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-409-0
• “On some pages, you can see the layers of work Truman has put down, and those pages are mind-numbing in their splendor.” –Comic Book Resources
• "[Hawken] is a dirty and foul book. Isn't that what we want our westerns to be?" – Newsarama
• A sketch gallery and a new short story, only available in this collection, will also be included.

Parker: The Hunter
Darwyn Cooke (w & a & c)
The Hunter is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind–to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!
Richard Stark (AKA Donald Westlake) was a master writer of crime fiction and Parker is arguably his greatest Creation—having been featured in more than a dozen novels and several well-regarded films (including Point Blank with Lee Marvin and Payback with Mel Gibson), and an upcoming one starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez that will be released this fall.
Master storyteller Darwyn Cooke has won nearly every award available to comics creators. His DC: The New Frontier was turned into an Emmy-nominated animated feature. The Hunter is the first in a series of Parker graphic novels that Cooke is adapting, the first two earning the comics Auteur more Eisner and Harvey awards for his already crowded mantle.
TPB • PC • $17.99 • 160 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN 978-1-61377-399-4
• Now available in Soft Cover!

Infestation 2: The Complete Series
Duane Swierczynski, Paul Crilley, Mike Raicht, Chris Ryall, Tristan Jones, & Chuck Dixon (w) • David Messina, Valerio Schiti, Stuart Sayger, Valentine De Landro, Alan Robinson, Mark Torres, Guido Guidi (a) • Alex Garner (c)
The Elder Gods of H.P. Lovecraft invade the worlds of IDW in INFESTATION 2! The call of Cthulu infests 30 Days of Night, Dungeons & Dragons, G.I. JOE, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Transformers. If zombies weren't bad enough, how do you stop inter-dimensional monsters?
HC • FC • $39.99 • 312 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-513-4
• “This was a highly entertaining story with some very well written and drawn books, worthy of anyone’s collection!” –ComicBooked.com

OPUS by Berkeley Breathed: The complete Sunday strips from 2003-2008
Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)
It’s Berkeley Breathed’s final spin around the dance floor with his most quirky and endearing character—Opus. The Pleasant penguin has long been the moral center of the Berkley-verse, and nowhere is that as abundantly clear as in his own self-named book. Aside from our waddling friend, this book contains numerous characters readers will fondly remember from the days of Bloom County.
This volume collects the entire run of Berkeley Breathed’s Opus, from first to last, and features an introduction and running commentary from Breathed.
HC • FC • $39.99 • 288 PAGES • ISBN 978-1-61377-408-3
The entire “magnum opus” in one volume!

Berkeley Breathed’s Outland: The Complete Collection S/N HC
Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)
Berkeley Breathed, the mad genius who boggled and bewildered us with "Bloom County," is back! Soon after retiring "Bloom County"—and at the peak of its popularity—Breathed returned with an all-new Sunday-only newspaper strip: "Outland". Debuting just four weeks after the final "Bloom County" was published, and with many of the same cast members, "Outland" continues on in the same traditions set forth by its forebears—ranging from delightful whimsy to raging satire!
This is a limited edition of the Complete Outland Collection, strictly limit to 500 copies, each numbered and signed by the one and only Berkeley Breathed!
HC • FC • $50.00 • 320 PAGES • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN 978-1-61377-477-9

Contropussy
Emma Caulfield & Camilla Outzen Rantsen (w) • Christian Meesey & Thomas Mauer (a) Christian Meesey (c)
From Emma Caulfield, the popular actress who portrayed Anya on Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and co-writer Camilla Rantsen, comes Contropussy, a story about a cat with a major itch to scratch. By day she is a mild mannered feline, but by night she comes alive, adventuring in the city, eventually finding herself a pawn in political schemes.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • 8.25” x 6.25” • ISBN 978-1-61377-482-3
• As subversive as the best underground comix of the ’60s but tapered with a sophisticated cosmopolitan flavor.

Torpedo, Vol. 1
Enrique Sanchez Abuli (w) • Jordi Bernet & Alex Toth (a) • Jordi Bernet (c)
Enrique Sanchel Abuli and Jordi Bernet's masterpiece is a darkly humorous exploration of the criminal underbelly in 1930s New York City. Abuli's distinctive narrative builds the story over time and Bernet's masterful renditions of the title character and the city he inhabits are stunningly cinematic.
TPB • B&W • $17.99 • 144 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-516-5
• This volume also contains the first two Torpedo stories, illustrated by Alex Toth, as well as a new translation by Jimmy Palmiotti.

Complete Dick Tracy, Vol. 14
Chester Gould (w & a & c)
What does Crewy Lou do with Bonny Braids? Dick and Tess’s baby isn’t the only child in danger in Volume 14: wait ’til you meet Sparkle Plenty’s new best friend, “Little Wings,” and discover the ominous reason she appears to glow in the dark! Chester Gould also ramps up the violence and death traps, introduces more inventions (closed circuit surveillance, the first broadcast police line-up), and more cra-a-zy characters such as Tonsils, Dot View, Mr. Crime, Odds Zonn, Newsuit Nan, and Spinner ReCord, plus the touching story of the girl known as Model. Including all strips from September 16, 1951 - April 18, 1953.
HC • B&W • $39.99 • 256 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN 978-1-61377-507-3
• "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
• “What great cartooning...it's time to build new bookshelves to welcome one of America's singular artistic achievements." –Art Spiegelman

Lil Abner, Vol. 5
Al Capp (w & a & c)
In the darkest hours of World War II, why were millions of people laughing? Because they were reading Li'l Abner, that’s why! The fifth volume of this series features daily strips and full-color Sundays from 1943 and 1944, with a zany cast of characters that includes Shadrack Throwback, “The Monster,” Madame Lazonga, and Joan L. Sullivan, plus returning favorites like Moonbeam McSwine, Swami Riva, and Available Jones. Capp also aims his satirical barbs at teen idol Frank Sinatra (yes, Frank Sinatra!), as a starving Li’l Abner Yokum croons his way into female hearts. Meanwhile, the hilarious take-off on Dick Tracy, Fearless Fosdick, is like getting two comic strips in one!
HC • FC • $49.99 • 272 pages • 9.25” x 12” • ISBN 978-1-61377-514-1
• “Another classic done justice by IDW’s Library of American Comics.” –Library Journal

Zombies vs Robots: Women on War!
Rain Graves, Amber Benson, Yvonne Navarro, Rhodi Hawk, Ekaterina Sedia, Amelia Beamer, Brea Grant, Kaaron Warren, Rachel Swirsky, Nancy A. Collins (w) Ericka Lugo (a)
Presenting a dozen-less-two high-value adventures straight from the global zombie/robot conflict, WOMEN ON WAR is definitive proof that IDW’s Band of Sisters can bring the Zombie Terror and Robot Menace as good (if not better) than their ZvR brothers. Tier One Operators in the theater of compelling (and often squishy) action-horror, this unique volume features all-new illustrations by IDW’s latest discovery, artist Ericka Lugo. Award-winning horror/dark fantasy writer Nancy Holder provides an insightful introductory essay. Leading literary experts agree, adding this distinctive title to your library is a real no-brainer, but you must act quickly, we won’t be keeping it in print for long, only initial orders are guaranteed to be filled.
TPB • B&W • $19.99 • 304 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN 978-1-61377-407-6

Sparrow Box Set: Ashley Wood
Ashley Wood (w & a & c)
Sparrow creator Ashley Wood has released four volumes of his work throughout the series' run, and now those books are packaged into a special, collectible box set. Revered worldwide for his comics, graphic design and paint work, enjoy over 140 pages of paintings and illustrations, plus the hard-to-find zero issue which features a wide array of sketches and concepts. A must-have for all Ash Wood fans. 
HC • FC • $49.99 • 240 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-543-1

Top 100 Fantasy Movies
Gary Gerani (w) • N/A (a) • Steve Chorney (c)
Fanciful worlds of hobbits and pixies, magical glimpses into the future, doting guardian angels, and dangerous, seductive devils on our shoulder…this is the world of fantasy cinema, from the earliest silent days to the mega-budget extravaganzas of Peter Jackson, Tim Burton, and other world-class moviemakers who are obsessed with worlds beyond reality.
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 192 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-524-0
• Screenwriter/historian Gary Gerani follows up his exploration of the best horror and sci-fi offerings with TOP 100 FANTASY MOVIES, containing more than 600 rare visuals.

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