The GeeksverseIDW New Releases for 10/13/10 w/ Previews

IDW New Releases for 10/13/10 w/ Previews
Published on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by

IDW Publishing
New comics and books, October 13, 2010

Angel vs. Frankenstein II
John Byrne (w & a & c)
More than a century before, Angelus faced a monster born out of one man’s nightmares. He thought it was destroyed, but now, on the streets of New York in the 1920s, Angel finds it alive and hungering for revenge.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume 3
Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)
Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume Three collects every strip from July 1984 through February 1986. Many fondly remembered strips are in this volume, including the classic 1984 presidential elections featuring possibly the finest running mates ever for such a campaign: Opus and Bill the Cat. Plus a cornucopia of ingenious satire featuring the rest of the Bloom County cast: Steve Dallas, Mio, Binkley, Oliver, Cutter John, and all the rest. Additionally, this volume contains many insightful, biting, and downright hysterical annotations by Berkeley Breathed as he comments on his strips in his own uniquely irreverent way. Context pages, for perspective, are sprinkled throughout the book.
HC • PC • $39.99 • 272 Pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-755-9

Bullet points:
• The first Bloom County Collection, Loose Tails, sold over one million copies.
• Berkeley breathed is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist who is also a best-selling children’s book author
• 2010 is the 30th anniversary of the launch of Bloom County

Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein
Dick Briefer (w & a & c)
The first volume in Yoe Book’s thrilling new series, “The Chilling Archives of Horror,” fittingly features the first and foremost maniacal monster of all time… Frankenstein! Dick Briefer is one of the seminal artists who worked with Will Eisner on some of the very first comic books. Dick Briefer is as cool as weird cartoonists Fletcher Hanks, Basil Wolverton, Boody Rogers, EC horror comics, and classic Frankenstein movies all rolled into one! The large-format book lovingly reproduces a monstrous number of stories from the original 1940s and ’50s comic books. The stories are fascinatingly supplemented by an insightful introduction by Eisner-Award winner Craig Yoe, with rare Dick Briefer photos and letters, original art, drawings by Alex Toth inspired by Briefer’s Frankenstein—and much more!
HC • FC • $21.99 • 112 Pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-722-1

Edge of Doom #1 (of 5)
Steve Niles (w) • Kelley Jones (a & c)
Discover the true meaning of terror as fright-masters Steve Niles and Kelley Jones bring this all-new series to life! In this issue, we watch as a very sad and lonely man reaches the end of his rope, only to discover he’s in way deeper than he ever imagined. It seems there’s an army of little demons in his garden, and he’s their next sacrifice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. Joe: Origins #20
David Lapham (w) • Werther Dell’Edera (a) • Tom Feister (c)
“Sedition by Numbers,” Part 1: Psychologist Dr. Lester Horvath is a rising star in COBRA: he has developed a number scheme to categorize recruits, and its implementation has shaped COBRA into a well-oiled machine. Michael Monk is a failure—jobless, broke, on the verge of suicide. When a therapy test brings startling results, Dr. Horvath may suddenly have a purpose for Michael Monk…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• New story arc! New creative team! New important character!
• Written by Eisner Award-winning writer David Lapham (Stray Bullets)!

G.I. Joe: Special Missions, Volume 2
Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe (a) • Robert Atkins (c)
It takes A REAL AMERICAN HERO to handle these SPECIAL MISSIONS! Presenting G.I. JOE’s Special Missions, re-mastered, re-colored, and collected for the very first time! Collects G.I. JOE: Special Missions #8-14, which includes stories such as “Ambush,” “Plausible Denial,” “Sheep’s Clothing,” “Washout,” and more.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 172 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-758-0

Jurassic Park: Redemption #4 (of 5)
Bob Schreck (w) • Nate Van Dyke (a) • Tom Yeates, Bernie Wrightson (c)
Jurassic Park survivors Tim Murphy discovers the true identity to his secret “business” partner as his big sister, Lex, discovers who’s been pilfering her commercial farmland as all hell breaks loose in Glen Rose, Texas. You want dinosaurs? You’ll find ‘em here!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
© 2010 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #2 (of 6)
Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)
On a bitter winter day, Kinsey Locke encounters a madwoman who just might be able to unlock the darkest secrets of Keyhouse. But forcing the truth out of her won’t be easy, and besides… Dodge has no intention of ever giving Erin Voss a chance to tell what she knows.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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MGM Drive-In Theater: Motel Hell #1 (of 3)
Matt Nixon (w) • Chris Moreno (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)
Welcome back to America’s favorite cinematic psycho siblings, Vincent & Ida Smith as these two insane farmers recruit some new prospective “crops” for their special garden. A group of wine snobs are flown into to their Napa Valley winery for the time, as in last, of their lives!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
MOTEL HELL ™ & © 1980-2010 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Bullet Points
• An updated remake of the classic horror flick!
• Incentive edition available with a Zach Howard cover!

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Spike #1 (of 8)
Brian Lynch (w) • Franco Urru (a & c)
No Bad too big in this all-new monthly series! The fan-favorite Angel team of Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru are back! And this time, it’s all about Spike. He’s out on his own, away from Angel’s watchful eye, and in charge of his own destiny. Lover, fighter, vampire with a soul, he’s kick-starting his biggest adventure yet. Damsels, prepare to be saved and wooed! Forces of evil, get ready to be destroyed and mocked! Featuring guest-appearances by Angel, Illyria, and a face from the past seeking to destroy his future!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• From the fan-favorite writer of Angel: After the Fall!
• Art by Franco Urru (Angel: After the Fall, Spike: After the Fall)
• Guest-starring Spike: Asylum’s Tok, Beck, and Betta George!
• Coming soon… Willow! Willow?! Yep, you read that right.

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Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell #1 (of 4)
Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Fabio Mantovani (A) • Joe Corroney, Michael Stribling (c)
When the most infamous villain in STAR TREK history is last seen in the Original Series episode “Space Seed,” Khan Noonien Singh’s an elegant, proud warrior-king. When he’s next seen in STAR TREK II, he’s a grizzled maniac, twisted by loss and an unquenchable thirst for revenge. What has happened between these two points in time to so radically alter what seemed to be an unbreakable will?
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Transformers #12
Mike Costa (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Don Figueroa, Guidi (c)
“International Incident,” part 4: The action-packed conclusion to the biggest TRANSFORMERS story of the year! Will OPTIMUS and the AUTOBOTS survive? Well… probably. But an internal betrayal at Skywatch changes a victory into a potential loss and puts a new leader directly in the line of fire.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Transformers: ’Bots of Science
Megan Bryant, Marty Isenberg (w) • Boo (a & c)
During the Great War between the TRANSFORMERS and the DECEPTICONS, the DECEPTICONS unleashed a terrible new weapon called Cosmic Rust. RATCHET, an experienced medic, can’t fight Cosmic Rust on his own. Can an AUTOBOT and a DECEPTICON—two ’Bots of Science—work together to stop the damage? Find out in this specially formatted graphic novel, created for young readers!
TPB • FC • $3.99 • 32 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-767-2

Bullet Points
• An early-reader graphic novel intended for reading level 4.
• Written by Marty Isenberg—the head writer of TRANSFORMERS: ANIMATED and BEAST WARS television shows, and adapted by Megan E. Bryant, popular author and editor of children’s books including Fireflies, Welcome Spring!, Meet the Mudsters, and Royal Easter Tea Party.
• Emphasizes cooperation and overcoming differences to achieve greater good.

Witch & Wizard: Operation Zero #5
Dara Naraghi (w) • Victor Santos (a & c)
Taking James Patterson’s hit characters in all-new adventures, Whit and Wisty get the shock of their lives when a member of the New Order’s inner circle asks for their help in removing The One Who Is The One from power! But can the Allgood siblings even trust this treason, or is the offer just an elaborate trap?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• All-new storyline! Great jumping-on point!
• Bridging the storyline between the first novel and the second, which arrives this month!

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