The GeeksverseIDW Publishing Previews For 08/24/11

IDW Publishing Previews For 08/24/11
Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 by

It’s only a couple of hours until the new books hit the shelves. Time to see what IDW has to offer this week.

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Archie: Americana Vol. 1: The ’40s – (CARTOON AND COMIC THEME)
Various (w) • Various (a) • Bob Montana (c)
In 1941, Pep Comics introduced Archie Andrews, “American’s newest boyfriend.” Since then, Archie and his teenage friends have entertained young and old alike with the hilarious misadventures. Filled with outrageous tales of dating woes, high school hijinx and slapstick mayhem, it wasn’t long before Archie became known as “the Mirth of the Nation.” Now, IDW Publishing combines both “Best of the Forties” Americana series books into one must-have collection!
HC • FC • $24.99 • 216 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-931-7
Expected in-store date: 6/22/11

Sales Points:
• Celebrate our great nation with one of the greatest characters in the nation: Archie!

Crawl To Me #2 (of 4)
Alan Robert (w) • Alan Robert (a) • Robert, menton3 (c)
Wire Hangers creator/Life of Agony rocker, Alan Robert, keeps the twists and turns a-comin’ in part two of his psychological roller-coaster ride, Crawl to Me. Ryan comes to grips with the fact that things may not be exactly as they seem and does his best to hide his disturbing delusions from Jessica. But when Max goes missing inside the basement’s crawl space, who is really to blame?
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

David Lupton cover

100 Penny Press: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #1
Tony Lee (w) Andrew Currie (a) Tommy Lee Edwards (c)
Reprinting the beginning of the Eleventh Doctor era! When the TARDIS becomes infected with holographic spam, the Doctor, Amy, and Rory are forced to land on an alien world, but it’s been targeted for invasion by intergalactic mercenaries! Don’t miss the first adventures of the new Doctor and his companions in the latest volume of this critically acclaimed series!
FC • 32 pages • $1.00

Doctor Who Annual 2011
Joshua Hale Fialkov, Dan McDaid, Matthew Dow Smith, Tony Lee (w) • Blair Shedd, McDaid, Josh Adams, Ben Templesmith (a) • Shedd
The Eleventh Doctor materializes in his first Annual! This oversized issue contains three complete stories by an all-star lineup, featuring critically acclaimed Echoes writer Joshua Hale Fialkov & artist Blair Shedd, Doctor Who Magazine writer/artist Dan McDaid, and writer Matthew Dow Smith & artist Josh Adams. Also included is a prelude to the next ongoing series story by series writer Tony Lee and superstar artist Ben Templesmith, continued in Doctor Who #9!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Photo cover!

Bullet points:
All-star lineup of creators including Ben Templesmith and Joshua Hale Fialkov

Doctor Who #8
Tony Lee (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Mark Buckingham, photo (c)
The stunning conclusion of “When Worlds Collide”! Can the Doctor find his TARDIS in time to keep the amusement park planet from being destroyed? Or are Amy, Rory, and everyone else there doomed?! Find out from the world-class creative team of Tony Lee and Matthew Dow Smith!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Matthew Dow Smith cover

Duke Nukem #2 (of 4)
Tom Waltz (w) • Xermanico (a) • John K. Snyder III (c)
Duke has made his way back through time to battle the mysterious (and mega-hot!) Vril chick called Maria and her bizarre menagerie of extra-terrestrial allies. It’s WWII-era alien butt-kicking, Duke Nukem style—an all-out blitzkrieg of babes, bullets, and beers!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99.

Duke Nukem Forever Concept Art Team cover!

Bullet points:
• Duke Nukem Forever, the game, comes out in May!
• Duke Nukem is back! One of the strongest selling games in the history of gaming, Duke has sold over 3.3 million units!

Dungeons & Dragons #10
John Rogers (w) • Andrea Di Vito (a) • Tyler Walpole, (c)
Fell’s Five has broken into the First Lord’s underground fortress. They have to steal the Guide of Gates, or die in darkness… if they’re lucky. Join John Rogers and Andrea Di Vito as they bring us the latest chapter in these thrilling adventures of swords and sorcery!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Menton3 cover!

Bullet points:
• Ask your retailer how to get the rare variant cover by menton3!
• The conclusion to the latest story arc of the runaway smash fantasy hit!

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun: Ianto’s Tomb
Alex Irvine (w) • Peter Burgting (a) • Andy Brase (c)
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.
HC • FC • $24.99 • 132 Pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-996-6

Bullet Points:
• The post-apocalyptic Dungeons & Dragons setting’s first-ever comic!

Dungeons & Dragons: Drizzt #1 (of 5)
R.A. & Geno Salvatore (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Gonzalo Flores, Tim Seeley (c)
From the world of Forgotten Realms! The MOST POPULAR CHARACTER from the MOST POPULAR FANTASY WORLD of all time comes to life in his FIRST ORIGINAL comic book tale. DRIZZT leads this massive thriller into Salvatore’s next blockbuster novel! Don’t miss this prequel! Don’t miss any of the Neverwinter projects coming out this year!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

Legend of Drizzt #1: Playable Module Edition!
Playable Module Edition, signed by R.A. Salvatore!

Bullet points:
• From New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, leading directly into his next Drizzt novel!
• Ask your retailer how to get the Playable Module Edition!
• Ask your retailer how to get the Playable Module Edition, signed by R.A. Salvatore!

Grimjack Omnibus, Vol. 2
John Ostrander (w) • Timothy Truman (a & c)
The out-of-this-world adventures of John Gaunt continue in the second Grimjack Omnibus. John Ostrander and Timothy Truman’s celebrated tales continues with issues #14–30, including “Decaying Orbit,” the three-part “Trade Wars,” “”Screaming Steel,” and more!
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 368 Pages • 6 x 9 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-000-9

Bullet Points:
• This pan-dimensional badass has a score to settle, and the steel to spare.

Kill Shakespeare #12 (of 12)
Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col (w) • Andy Belanger (a) • Kagan McLeod (c)
And so the curtain falls… The critically acclaimed series ends its first run with Hamlet, Juliet and Shakespeare all facing death. Can Othello rally the Prodigals to defeat Richard and Lady Macbeth’s now-fractured army? But even if he does, will anyone be left alive to celebrate victory?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

John Byrne’s Next Men #9
John Byrne (w & a & c)
The end is the beginning, and the beginning the end. The Next Men must make the most important decision of their lives… and very possibly the last!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Snake Eyes Ongoing #4
Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a) • Atkins, Agustin Padilla (c)
Snake Eyes alone against Slice and Dice at the top of the world! Helix at her most ferocious! And Iceberg and Alpine must try and make it down a Himalayan peak with a half dozen Trouble Bubbles on their tail! Snake Eyes and his team carve out their own bloody corner of Cobra Civil War!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: Hearts & Minds, by superstar author Max Brooks!

Bullet points:
• The final confrontation between Snake Eyes and Slice & Dice!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #169
Larry Hama (w) S L Gallant (a) Gallant, Herb Trimpe (c)
The action heats up this month! Although the G.I. Joe operation in the arctic circle has taken a turn for the better, things are looking dangerous on the home front: Firefly and Crystal Ball have infiltrated the secret G.I. Joe base within the Chrysler Building. It’s up to Mainframe and Joe Colton, the original G.I. Joe, to put a stop to Cobra’s plot! You can’t miss this incredible issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

Larry Hama variant sketch cover

Godzilla: 100 Cover Charity Spectacular
Alex Ross, Eric Powell, Various (a) • Matt Frank (c)
This March, IDW unleashed an unprecedented promotion in the direct comics market. A chance for retailers to have their stores smashed by Godzilla! When count was done, there were 100 covers of this landmark issue. Now, it’s a chance to own all the covers, and for a good cause! IDW will be donating all proceeds from this one-of-a-kind one-shot to the International Medical Corps for tsunami relief in Japan.
FC • 100 pages • $7.99

Bullet points:
• See all 100 covers from IDW’s unprecedented promotion!
• All proceeds will be donated to the International Medical Corps for tsunami relief in Japan

Remains (New Printing)
Steve Niles (w) • Kieron Dwyer (a & c)
Back in print! When the world goes mad, a blackjack dealer and an exotic dancer are mysteriously spared. But now they’re trapped in Reno, surrounded by a veritable army of the undead — and with no idea what might wait for them beyond the city limits if they can escape. Are they the last man and woman on Earth? And if so, how long can they last?
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 116 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-93228-238-9

Bullet Points:
• Mind-shattering horror from Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Kieron Dwyer (Last of the Independents)!

Anne Rice’s Servant of the Bones #1 (of 6)
Anne Rice & Mariah Huehner (w) • Renae DeLiz & Ray Dillon (a) • DeLiz (c)
Anne Rice, among the most iconic creators in horror, brings one of her richest stories to IDW in this six-part tale of murder, demonic revenge, and the redemptive power of faith. When a beautiful young woman is brutally slain in the streets of New York City, the demon Azriel sets out to discover who killed her, only to find a far more sinister plot that could end the world. Once a human in ancient Babylon, Azriel is a spirit of rage and terror that gradually rediscovers his humanity through holy vengeance and spiritual love. Ornately illustrated by the New York Times Best-selling team of Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Jenny Frison cover
Anne Rice signed edition

Bullet Points:
• Anne Rice is the multiple New York Times Bestselling author of Interview with The Vampire, Queen of the Damned, and The Vampire Lestat.
• Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon are the New York Times Bestselling artists of the graphic novel, The Last Unicorn.
• Ask your retailer how to get a special Anne Rice signed edition!

Spike, Vol. 2
Brian Lynch (w) • Stephen Mooney, Franco Urru (a) • Urru (c)
The last IDW Spike stories come to a shattering conclusion as Spike faces a crazed killer, the full power of Wolfram & Hart, and the consequences of having a soul and a demonic ex. But it’s the appearance of Willow that really shakes things up, not to mention a spaceship and some unexpected old “friends.”
HC • FC • $21.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-006-1

Bullet Points:
• Ties directly into the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 storyline!

Transformers Classics: UK, Vol. 1
Bill Mantlo, Ralph Macchio, Jim Salicrup, Steve Parkhouse, Simon Furman
(w) • Frank Springer, John Ridgway, Mike Collins (a) • Andrew Wildman (c)
Classic TRANSFORMERS tales from the UK continuity begin here! Re-mastered and re-colored, these vintage TF stories are presented in order, many published for the first time in the United States! Writer and life-long TF fan James Roberts (Last Stand of the Wreckers) provides in-depth historical perspective in each volume, and legendary TF UK artist Andrew Wildman provides new covers!
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 276 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-943-0

Bullet Points:
• Celebrate the long history of the TRANSFORMERS and their US/UK variations in this thoughtful collection!

Transformers #24
Mike Costa & James Roberts (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Livio Ramondelli x 2 (c)
CHAOS: PART 1! The long-awaited event that will have TRANSFORMERS fans talking for years and lasting repercussions on the lives of our heroes and villains gets off to a mega-start! The Autobots land on Cybertron to discover Galvatron’s plan is already in effect—but what is it? What could he possibly want on a dead planet?!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

• Black & White Livio Ramondelli cover!

Bullet points:
• CHAOS begins! It’s all been building to this!
• This is it! Years of TRANSFORMERS plotlines finally come together, with the launch of CHAOS!
• Introducing new comics superstar Livio Ramondelli!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #1
Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz (w) • Dan Duncan (a) Sam Kieth, Duncan x 4 (c)
They’re BACK! This summer, the original heroes in a half-shell make a triumphant return to comics! Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Raphael reunite to bring their ninja aptitude and teenage attitude to IDW Publishing in this all-new, action-packed series. Featuring a cast of familiar characters—Master Splinter, April O’Neill, Casey Jones, and more—and true to the spirit of the original comics created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES are bigger and badder than ever, and ready to rock old and new fans alike!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*4 regular covers will be shipped in an even ratio (1 to 1 to 1 to 1) 4 unique Dan Duncan inter-connected character covers
Kevin Eastman cover!
Double gatefold Dan Duncan variant cover, featuring all 4 interconnected character covers as one wraparound image!
Sam Kieth cover!
Unique Kevin Eastman hand-drawn sketch cover!

Bullet points:
• TNMT co-creator Kevin Eastman returns to his classic creations alongside writer Tom Waltz and artist Dan Duncan to re-create the Turtles for a new generation!
• Cover by Maxx creator Sam Kieth!
• Four “character” variants by series artist Dan Duncan! Collect all the Turtles!
• Ask about the rare Kevin Eastman variant, and the super rare hand-sketched Kevin Eastman variant!

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