The GeeksverseIDW Previews For 03/30/11

IDW Previews For 03/30/11
Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by

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

Bloom County: Complete Library, Vol. 4
Berkley Breathed (w & a & c)
Book Four of Berkeley Breathed’s Eisner Award-winning series and New York Times best-seller features some of the most fondly remembered cartoons, both from a humor standpoint and from a biting, political one. This is the period for which Breathed won a Pulitzer Prize, the highest award in journalism, for editorial cartooning. Breathed is one of only two cartoonists to win a Pulitzer for editorial cartooning (Garry Trudeau also won, for Doonesbury).
This volume begins more than six weeks after the strips in volume three conclude. This is because of a near-death experience suffered by Breathed, who, having broken his back in an ultralight-plane crash, was unable to continue his daily grind and the strip went on hiatus for nearly two months. Breathed went on to incorporate some of his experiences into one of the most famous Bloom County sequences ever—Steve Dallas breaking his back after being attacked by an enraged Sean Penn!
HC • PC • $39.99 • 288 Pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-899-0

Bullet Points:
• “The brilliance of Bloom County shines through in so many ways, but perhaps most notable is that this collection doesn’t seem dated in the slightest.” — Graphicnovelreporter.com
• Introduction by Craig Mazin

DOCTOR WHO #3
Tony Lee (w) • Richard Piers Rayner (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards, photo (c)
“Ripper’s Curse,” Part 2 of 3: Jack The Ripper has been caught! And even the Doctor has trouble talking his way out of this one! But why is the true Ripper following Amy? What is her connection to Mary Kelly? And how has Rory become the chief of police?
*1 regular cover, 1 photo cover will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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ETERNAL DESCENT, VOL. 1
Llexi Leon (w) • Jason Metcalf, Gabriel Guzman (a) • Java (c)
In a city where lost souls lurk in every shadow and darkness veils sinister designs, heavy metal could be the key to salvation… or the gateway to destruction. A fallen hero, a twisted demon, one gorgeous succubus, and an army of chart-topping guitar heroes: the pieces are in place. The Descent begins.

Featuring guest appearances from Atreyu, Firewind, God Forbid, Static-X, and Shadows Fall, Eternal Descent offers a radical new take on the metal genre, presenting iconic guitarists: Gus G, Wayne Static, Dan Jacobs, and many more as you’ve never seen them before!

This collected edition features over 30 pages of bonus material, including interviews, cover galleries, production artwork and exclusive fact files.
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 176 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-878-5

Bullet Points:
• Artist Jason Metcalf’s work includes: The Darkness and Magdelina and artist Gabriel Guzman’s work includes: Predators, Lady Death, Amory Wars, and Cable.
• “This stuff is over the top, bursting with energy. Eternal Descent gives me the ultimate opportunity to be more than human.”— Wayne Static of Static X

FISH POLICE, VOL. 1 TPB
Steve Moncuse (w & a & c)
Steve Moncuse’s fondly remembered classic from the black and white explosion is collected here for the first time in more than 20 years. Hugely successful, and even becoming a Saturday morning cartoon, Moncuse’s opus features a wide array of memorable characters alongside intricate and intriguing storylines! Meet Joe Gill, a Fish Police officer, the beautiful (but deadly!) Angelfish, Dr. Calamari, and the evil organization know only as… S.Q.U.I.D!
TPB • BW • $14.99 • 112 Pages • Size • ISBN: 978-1-60010-870-9

Bullet Points:
• The Fish Police were every bit as quirky and beloved as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, just without the shells!

G.I. JOE: TALES FROM THE COBRA WARS
Max Brooks, Chuck Dixon, Matt Forbeck, Jon McGoran, Jonathan Maberry, John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow, Duane Swierczynski, Dennis Tafoya (w) • Gabriele Dell’Otto (c)
GI JOE: Tales from the Cobra Wars is an action-packed collection of all-original prose stories. Flint, Scarlett, Destro, the Baroness―they’re all here as the ongoing war between GI JOE and COBRA is depicted from every angle. This trade paperback presents eight novella-length tales, penned by today’s leading crime and thriller writers, such as Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swierczynski, Chuck Dixon, and Dennis Tafoya. Cobra Wars is edited by Max Brooks, who also supplies a new story, and features new illustrations for each story.
TPB • BW • $16.99 • 320 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-881-5

Bullet Points:
• All-original prose stories by some of today’s most notable authors!
• Superstar author Max Brooks (World War Z, G.I. JOE: Hearts and Minds) edits the collection and contributes an all-new G.I. JOE story!

GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1
Eric Powell & Tracy Marsh (w) • Phil Hester (a) • Eric Powell, Alex Ross (c)
The King of the Monsters rises again, and for the first time in comics, he’s bringing lots of other beloved Toho monsters with him in one destructive saga, and The Goon’s Eric Powell is sounding the alarm. Powell will also paint covers for each issue of this new ongoing series, including a wraparound cover to kick things off! Acclaimed artist Phil Hester signs on for the first storyline, and Alex Ross supplies a painted 50/50 variant cover! This is the Big G storyline you’ve been waiting for!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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STRANGE SCIENCE FANTASY
Scott Morse (w) • Scott Morse and Paul Pope (a) • Scott Morse (c)
Join award-winning storyteller Scott Morse as he hurtles the varied worlds of our popular culture through time and space, their collision resulting in a most unique amalgam of Strange Science Fantasy! Untold tales of gods like the Headlight, the Shogunaut, the Projectionist, G.I.Gantic, and the Foolish Fling will merge into a fantastic new tome of pop-culture as religion, and you, dear readers, will be the first to take communion! Also, this volume collects all six one-page tales by the critically-acclaimed comics juggernaut, Paul Pope, done exclusively for SSF!
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 212 Pages • 978-1-60010-888-4

Bullet Points:
• “The pacing creates a drum-like rhythm, slowly but steadily getting faster, building until the world of the Gearheads is ready to explode!”—Indie Pulp
• “How to describe Morse’s artwork? It’s like a drunken one-night-stand between Jack Kirby and Darwyn Cooke inked with a heavy hand and darkly colored in a two-tone, watercolor style.”—Mania.com

THE SUICIDE FOREST #4 (of 4)
El Torres (w) • Gabriel Hernandez (a & c)
Alan and Ryoko are lost in the woods, in the haunted “sea of trees.” The trapped spirits of the suicides call to join them, and the very roots try to tangle them up. To put a stop for the haunting, Alan must sleep next to the corpse of his lover Masami, as the ancient tradition says… but how do you make amends with an enraged ghost? The conclusion of the series by the acclaimed creators of The Veil!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
© 2010 Malaka Comic Studio SL

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Torpedo, Vol. 3
Enrique Abuli (w) • Jordi Bernet (a & c)
Abuli and Bernet’s masterpiece, Torpedo, is the story of Luca Torelli’s rise from the gutters to become the top killer-for-hire in 1930s New York City. The Torpedo, along with his constant companion, Rascal, wreaks swift and terrible underworld justice on all those unfortunate enough to cross their paths.
Abuli’s stories are full of cruel and morbidly dark humor, and Bernet’s art style is perfect for showcasing New York as a both stylish and grim. Together they work seamlessly to create a classic and timeless series.
HC • B & W • $24.99 • 144 Pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-854-9

Transformers: Prime, Vol. 1
Marty Isenberg, more (w) • Various (a & c)
The action from Hasbro’s new HUB show Transformers: Prime comes to life on the printed page in this collection of screengrabs from the actual animated cartoon!
TPB • FC • $7.99 • 104 Pages • 5” x 7” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-857-0

TRANSFORMERS: RISING STORM #2 (of 4)
John Barber (w) • Carlos Magno (a) • Brian Rood (c)
MEGATRON’s deadliest plan yet kicks into high gear—it’s all-out war! Plus—BUMBLEBEE squares off against BARRICADE for what may prove to be the final time, while OPTIMUS PRIME calls in every AUTOBOT on Earth to put an end to STARSCREAM! The stakes rise in this intense prequel to Transformers 3!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED #2 (of 6)
Marc Andreyko & Michael McMillian (w) • Joe Corroney (a) • Jenny Frison, J. Scott Campbell (c)
The blood hits the fan when Jessica falls victim to contaminated bottles of Tru Blood. Sookie wants to save her, but will Bill let her? Meanwhile, Jason makes a horrible discovery and the mysterious Vampire Liberation Front reveal themselves to the world! It’s the second part of the second fangtasic volume of the True Blood comic!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

JAMES PATTERSON’S WITCH & WIZARD, VOL. 2: OPERATION ZERO
Dara Naraghi (w) • Victor Santos (a & c)
Whit and Wisty get the shock of their lives when a member of the New Order’s inner circle, The One Who Bans Books, contacts them with a clandestine proposal: he wants their help in removing The One Who Is The One from power using an ancient book of the occult that holds a spell for stripping an individual of all their magic. Unfortunately, the book is in a heavily guarded N.O. bunker that’s shielded against magic portals from Shadowland. But more importantly, can the Allgood siblings even trust this man who is willing to commit treason, or is his offer just an elaborate trap?
HC • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-890-7

Bullet Points:
• Operation Zero original story takes place between volume 2 and volume 3 of the prose novels.
• Witch & Wizard, Vol. 1: Battle for Shadowland debuted at #4 on the New York Times Graphic Books bestsellers list.

X-9: SECRET AGENT CORRIGAN, VOL. 2
Archie Goodwin (w) • Al Williamson (a & c)
Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson’s classic adventure comic strip collects over 800 comic strips, from September 1, 1969 through April 8, 1972. Each strip beautifully rendered with delicate precision by master craftsman, Williamson, and elegantly scribed by master wordsmith, Goodwin. Williamson began his legendary career at the fabled EC Comics in the early 1950s. He would go on to a brilliant career spanning six decades, bringing to life through his magic brush: Flash Gordon, Star Wars, Secret Agent Corrigan, and many others. Goodwin’s career included editorial stints at DC, Warren and Marvel Comics. At both Warren and Marvel he was editor-in-chief. Goodwin teamed with Williamson, a favorite collaborator, on the Star Wars newspaper strip as well as Corrigan.
HC • BW • $49.99 • 304 Pages • 11” x 10” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-871-6

Bullet Points:
• X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan is considered by many to be the last great American adventure comic strip.

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