The GeeksverseIDW Releases and Previews 01/12/11

IDW Releases and Previews 01/12/11
Published on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 by

IDW Publishing has released previews and solicitations for their books coming out this week.

Angel: After the Fall #1 Hundred Penny Press Edition
Joss Whedon & Brian Lynch (w) • Franco Urru (a & c)
Starting this month through all of 2011, two different Hundred Penny Press editions that cost you, well, only 100 pennies! For your buck here, get the extra-length story that kicked off the Whedon-Lynch-Urru masterwork, Angel: After the Fall! Picking up where the TV series left off, this epic debut sees Angel—along with the City of Angels—cast into Hell!
FC • 32 pages • $1.00

Dark Sun #1 (of 5)
Alex Irvine (w) • Peter Bergting (a) • Andy Brase, Wayne Reynolds (c)
The post-apocalyptic DUNGEONS & DRAGONS setting gets its 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! In Part 1 of “Ianto’s Tomb,” a runaway gladiator and part-time slave hunter cross swords, forever entwining their fates on this savage desert planet.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The first comic series ever set in the fan-favorite DARK SUN world!
• Written by Alex Irvine, who earned the Locus Award for Best First Novel, joining the likes of Carl Sagan, Cory Doctorow, and Joe Hill!
• Art by Peter Bergting, acclaimed creator of The Portent, the international sensation published in seven languages and lauded by the likes of Mike Mignola and Michael Wm. Kaluta!
• Ask your retailer how to get:
o A rare playable Module Edition!
o A super-rare black-and-white cover by Andy Brase!

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Deadworld Omnibus
Gary Reed and Mike Raicht (w) • Vince Locke, Dalibor Talajic, Federico Dallacchio, and Sami Makkonen (a) • Sami Makkonen (c)
A chance to get all of the recent Deadworld series together in one volume! Starting with the reboot of Deadworld in “Requiem for the World,” which ran for six issues from Desperado and Image Comics, and continuing into Deadworld: Frozen Over, which moves the desperate battle for survival to a storm-laden New York City. Bringing fans up to date is the complete Deadworld: Slaughterhouse, previously available only in hardcover, which shows that zombies aren’t the only menace in a world plagued by a supernatural holocaust.
TPB • BW • $19.99 • 264 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-858-7

Bullet Points
• Deadworld has been signed by Framelight Pictures and has a script from David Hayter (X-Men, Watchmen).
• Writers include Gary Reed, twice nominated for a Harvey Award for Baker Street, and Mike Raicht, writer for Marvel Zombies.
• Collects all three series which rebooted the Deadworld franchise!

Doctor Who, Vol. 3: Final Sacrifice
Tony Lee (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a & c)
He’s had a great run, but this collection contains IDW’s final 10th Doctor story! On a war-ravaged alien world, the Doctor fights to save a friend from the nefarious Advocate, while avoiding a planetwide civil war and a space-and-time misplaced paranormal investigators. Everything leads to this point—but who will die? Includes ongoing issues #13–16, and the special Doctor Who Annual, which features stories from Davis & Yates, Lee & Smith, and Al Davison, too!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-846-4

Bullet points:
• “[this series] facilitates the illusion of a Doctor Who episode rather than a comic book based on the show.” — ComicsBulletin.com

Fallen Angel: Return of the Son #1 (of 4)
Peter David (w) • J.K. Woodward (a &c)
Once upon a time, Jude, the son of the Fallen Angel, was the greatest power in Bete Noire, before being brought low. Now he serves the needs of others while angrily remembering his glory days. But that may be about to change with the arrival of the ageless individual for whom Bete Noire was originally named—Enoch, son of Cain, has come to the city that Shapes the World, claiming that he’s capable of restoring Jude to his former glory… but what will be the cost to Jude… to the Fallen Angel… and to the rest of the world?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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John Byrne’s Next Men #2
John Byrne (w & a & c)
Past, present and future continue to collide as the Next Men struggle to find
a common thread—and each other. Plus, more on the startling discovery
from the end of our first issue!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Spike #4 (of 8)
Brian Lynch (w) • Franco Urru, Nicola Zanni (a) • Urru (c)
Spike’s reunion with Drusilla is nothing short of explosive, especially considering her new lover thinks Spike has something he needs. Meanwhile, Las Vegas continues to deal with even more weirdness as Wolfram & Hart tries to get around Team Spike. Bring on the pyrokinetic and the psychic fish to save the day!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell #4 (of 4)
Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Fabio Mantovani (A) • Michael Stribling (c)
It’s all-out war on Ceti Alpha V! Reeling from last issue’s devastating loss, Khan Noonien Singh rallies his troops for the ultimate battle for control of their world! The final missing piece of Khan’s life between “Space Seed” and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is at last revealed!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Prime #2 (of 4)
Mike Johnson (w) • Atilio Martin and Allan Jefferson (a) • TBD (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Based on the all-new animated series! Join CLIFFJUMPER and ARCEE as they battle their way through DECEPTICON forces in a desperate adventure to learn the secrets of Space Bridge Technology! STARSCREAM, the DECEPTICON enforcer stands in their way, not just from the mission, but to rejoin OPTIMUS PRIME and his AUTOBOTS as well! This is the PREQUEL to the new hit TV Show! (*Note – Previously offered as a collection, TRANSFORMERS: PRIME TP in the August 2010 catalog)

Bullet Points
• Written by Mike Johnson (Superman/Batman, Star Trek: Countdown)
• Official Prequel to the new hit HUB Animated series!
• Weekly comic!

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True Blood #1 Legacy Edition
David Tischman & Mariah Huehner (w) • David Messina (a) • Messina (c)
The first True Blood series from IDW took the comic buying public by storm, fast becoming one of the most successful comics in our company’s history. Now, in celebration of this acclaimed series we are proud to release a special Legacy Edition of the first issue, containing all four covers as well as the first script, giving a rare insight into the inner workings of a comic book from initial thought to publication.
FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Witch & Wizard: Operation Zero #8
Dara Naraghi (w) • Victor Santos (a & c)
Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to this all-new adventure featuring James Patterson’s magically powered characters from the hit novels of the same name! As our sibling heroes Whit and Wisty Allgood’s plan to depose the “One Who Is The One” is about to come together, all hell breaks loose, putting everything they’ve worked for and the future of the free world in jeopardy! Was their faith in their “inside man” from the New Order unfounded?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
© 2010 James Patterson.

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