The GeeksverseAugust 2012 solicitation highlights IDW

August 2012 solicitation highlights IDW
Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by

July was a great month for G.I. Joe & IDW in general. The four on-going Joe titles were joined by the Danger Girl crossover. Kiss, Crow, and Dr. Who all joined IDW’s properties. August looks like another good month.

Mars Attacks, The Rocketteer, Mark Waid, John Layman and much much more is hitting the IDW stands this month. Below are a few highlights from the August 2012 solicitations.

KISS #3
Tom Waltz (w) • Casey Maloney (a) • Xermanico, Maloney (c)
“A World Without Heroes,” Part 1! In a forgotten time of swords and sorcery, dragons and wizards, warriors and maidens, a once-united kingdom has become irreversibly divided. Ruled separately now by four very different overlords, the Destroyer finds a land—and its estranged inhabitants—ripe for the taking. He unleashes his Chaos forces against the planet, led by the ruthless General, Black Diamond. In retaliation, the Elder sends the enigmatic She to deliver the four cosmic talismans, gifting the overlords with the powers of the Demon, Starchild, Catman, and Celestial! Can the four become one and save their world?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Michael Gaydos “Starchild” cover!
Variant KISS photo cover!

The Crow #2

John Shirley (w) • Kevin Colden (a) • Ashley Wood, Kyle Hotz (c)
“Death, My Revelation.” The Crow has been reborn in blood and loss through something that may be worse than death. Displaced spirits, torn from their living bodies, wander Tokyo as the mystery deepens. The Crow is on a mission of vengeance, his samurai sword splashing blood… but he must also uncover hidden truths as he penetrates level after level of secrets within the shadowy corridors of Biotrope… and the dark recesses of a mysterious island off the coast of Japan.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Kent Williams cover!
Variant James O’Barr cover!

Battle Beasts #2 (of 4)

Bobby Curnow (w) • Valerio Schiti (a & c)
The Beasts have landed on Earth, destroying everything in their path. Bliss Reynolds knows why, but she is being hunted for her secret knowledge by dozens of bloodthirsty Beasts! Three noble Beasts have endeavored to protect Bliss, but they won’t be enough to protect her from the hordes that are on their tail. The only option? Run! It’s a scramble for survival in a war zone called San Francisco!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Jeff Zornow cover!

Doctor Who Annual 2012
Len Wein, Richard Dinnick, Tony Lee, Andy Diggle (w) • Matthew Dow Smith, Mitch Gerads, Mark Buckingham (a) • Buckingham (c)
The Eleventh Doctor returns in this all-new Annual! This oversized issue contains three complete stories by an all-star lineup, featuring legendary writer-editor Len Wein, Doctor Who novelist Richard Dinnick, and writer Tony Lee, with art by Matthew Dow Smith, and Mitch Gerads. Also included is a prelude to the next ongoing series by series writer Andy Diggle and superstar artist Mark Buckingham!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Doctor Who Dave Gibbons Treasury Edition #1
Pat Mills & John Wagner (w) • Dave Gibbons (a & c)
Industry legend Dave Gibbons illustrated a classic run of Doctor Who comics, and this oversized treasury edition collects the very first storylines starring the Fourth Doctor as portrayed by Tom Baker. Enjoy “The Iron Legion” and “City of the Damned” in their entirety, and in vibrant color!
FC • Cardstock • $9.99 • 72 pages • 9.25” x 14.25”

Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms #4
Ed Greenwood (w) • Lee Ferguson & Sal Buscema (a) • Tyler Walpole, Steve Ellis (c)
The creator of the Realms pens this incredible tale of heroism and adventure! Randral, Torn, and Talandra fled vicious foes by plunging though a glowing portal—into a wilderness adorned with ruined castles, and positively crowded with marauding monsters. Most of whom seem bent on butchering each other—not to mention our three runaways, who must face… the King of Ghosts.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Character Design cover!

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun: Ianto’s Tomb
Alex Irvine (w) • Peter Bergting (a) • Wayne Reynolds (c)
The post-apocalyptic Dungeons & Dragons setting’s 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! 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.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 132 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-349-9

Ghostbusters #12
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Schoening, Tristan Jones (c)
“Haunted America” concludes here! The Ghostbusters hit the last leg of their tour of the country, pulling into the Pacific Northwest and the city of Seattle just in time to bear witness to a rock and roll return.  A ghostly guitarist is stalking the Emerald City and it’s up to the guys to put an end to his ectoplasmic encore.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Mike Henderson cover!

Danger Girl/G.I. Joe #2

Andy Hartnell (w) • John Royle (a) • J. Scott Campbell X 2 (c)
It’s the most dangerous event of the summer, and the action continues right here!  COBRA’s surprise attack has brought the G.I. JOE team to its knees.  But when Lady Jaye learns that Flint has gone missing behind enemy lines, she joins forces with the Danger Girls on a covert mission that aims to rescue her man and get the Joes back on their feet!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Black & White J. Scott Campbell variant cover!

G.I. Joe: Cobra Command, Vol. 3
Chuck Dixon & Mike Costa (w) • Wil Rosado, Bennie Lobel, & Antonio Fuso (a) • Menton3 (c)
COBRA COMMAND AFTERMATH! It’s a new day for the JOEs—as they crawl from the ruins of “Cobra Command”, they find a new status quo… and a change in command! The stories from G.I. JOE, SNAKE EYES, And COBRA converge in this volume plus the G.I. JOE: Cobra Annual is included.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-351-2

G.I. Joe: Field Manual
Jim Sorenson & Bill Forster (w) • Various (a) • Bill Forster (c)
Relive your favorite memories of the classic G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero cartoon with the G.I. Joe Field Manual, Volume One—an amazing archive of beautiful animation models. From Roadblock to Zartan, from the Skystriker to the H.I.S.S. Tank, from the Weather Dominator to the U.S.S. Flagg, all of your favorite characters, vehicles, and world conquering devices are present in this amazing volume. Thrill to never-before-published production artwork and behind-the-scenes designs that made the classic 80’s Joe cartoon so memorable.
TPB • BW • $19.99 • 208 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-350-5

G.I. Joe #16
Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards (c)
DEEP TERROR concludes! Scarlett and Team Bravo are trapped a mile beneath the Earth’s surface with an army of COBRA killers beneath on their tail! Their only hope is—Mainframe? Also: COBRA’s too-public campaign to destroy the Joes rolls on. How can America’s super-secret heroes survive in the light of day?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Black & White Tommy Lee Edwards cover!

Cobra #16
Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)
THE HUNT IS ON! The key to all of Cobra’s secrets is in the crossfire as FLINT’s secret G.I. Joe squad converges on FIREFLY and BLACKLIGHT! Everyone has their own agenda—and everybody has a lot of guns! It’s not-stop action and betrayal as secrets come to light and bodies hit the floor!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Joe Eisma & Juan Castro cover!

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #16
Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a) • Andrea Di Vito (c)
SERPENT’S SHADOW concludes here in the lair of the COBRA Commander! Snake Eyes, Storm shadow and the murderous Rika must free themselves from a trap set by the Commander in the only way they know how—KILL their way out! Will Snake Eyes show his hand and reveal his betrayal of the Arashikage or play this round out to the end?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Lee Ferguson & Sal Buscema cover!

G.I. JOE / Transformers Crossover, Vol. 1
Michael Higgins & Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe Chris Batista, Steven Leiber, William Rosado, & Jesse D’Orozco (a) • Klaus Scherwinski (c)
The worlds of G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS combine in this first volume reprinting the classic crossovers. Contains the 4-issue G.I. JOE and the TRANSFORMERS limited series plus issues #139-142 of A REAL AMERICAN HERO. MEGATRON and COBRA versus the JOEs and the AUTOBOTS, who will come out on top?
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 192 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-352-9

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #181
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Herb Trimpe, Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema (c)
G.I. Joe’s mission at a Comic Convention comes to a close, only to reveal a new, intriguing enemy that may share a history with the Arashikage clan. Meanwhile, Darklon remains a prisoner of the Joes… until an attempt to transfer him from the Pit goes horribly awry! What is the Machiavellian arms-dealer’s nefarious plot and how is Destro involved in it? Secrets are unveiled in this pulse-pounding issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Larry Hama variant sketch cover!

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #8
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)
DINOBOT MONTH! Three years ago, Grimlock disappeared from his prison cell on Garrus 9. Where did he go? What happened to him? One thing’s for certain: the leader of the Dinobots is back—and he’s itching to settle some scores!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Marcelo Matere variant! Interlocks with TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise #8’s incentive cover!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Annual 2012
James Roberts (w) • Jimbo Salgado, Guido Guidi (a) • Tim Seeley, Alex Milne (c)
THE ORIGIN OF THE KNIGHTS OF CYBERTRON! Rodimus and the crew of the Lost Light finally reach Crystal City, home to the mysterious Circle of Light. But what they find waiting for them is going to change everything—and not necessarily for the better!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99
Jimbo Salgado variant! Interlocks with TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise Annual incentive cover from next month!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #8
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Griffith, Casey Coller (c)
DINOBOT MONTH! Guess who’s back on Cybertron? SLAG, SLUDGE, SNARL, and SWOOP—and they’re as mad as ever! IRONHIDE leads them deep into the Cybertronian wilderness searching for lost AUTOBOTS… but what they find might be the greatest danger of all!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Marcelo Matere variant! Interlocks with TRANSFORMERS: More Than Meets The Eye #8’s RI cover!

Transformers: Regeneration One #82
Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)
DINOBOT MONTH! And ex-Dinobot commander GRIMLOCK wishes it wasn’t! His quest for a means to restore his ability to change modes takes him to Nebulos—a world off-limits to TRANSFORMERS, where a welcome that’s more incendiary than warm awaits him. Plus, KUP and THE WRECKERS find themselves stranded, hunted and in a whole world of pain. Quite literally!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Geoff Senior cover!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Micro-Series: Raphael
Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (w) • Eastman, Laird (a & c)
The original Micro-Series is BACK, this time with all-new colors! Raphael struggles to control his inner rage until he finds the perfect outlet: Casey Jones! It’s hot head vs. hot head and neither is going down without a fight! This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Vol. 2
Mark Martin (w & a) • Michael Dooney (c)
The original stories from the Mirage Studios era come roaring back to shelves—in all-new, full color trade paperbacks! Volume 2 contains Mirage Studios issues #16 and #22–23. And long-time TMNT artist Michael Dooney provides another all-new cover.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-357-4

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #13
Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Andy Kuhn (a) • Kuhn, Eastman (c)
The forces of good and evil marshal on multiple fronts as the “Sins of the Fathers” arc begins! Casey Jones’ worsening home life tempts Raph to dangerous action— and Splinter decides to set a new course for his son’s way of life. Plus, what dark secret is the Shredder hiding — even from his own Clan?! Change is afoot!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Valerio Schiti cover!

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries #7: April
Barbara Randall Kesel (w) • Marley Zarcone (a) • David Petersen, Zarcone (c)
April O’Neil’s life has been turned upside down in the aftermath of meeting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rather than running from the choas, April decides to meet it head-on. Determined to make a difference, April starts to investigate suspicious circumstances at Stockgen Labs. What she finds will have serious repercussions for herself… and the Turtles!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
David Petersen Black & White variant cover!

Rip Kirby, Vol. 5
Fred Dickenson (w) • John Prentice (a & c)
The fifth volume of the Harvey Award-nominated Rip Kirby features the incredible art of John Prentice, who picked up the pen and ink duties after Alex Raymond’s death and continued drawing the strip for decades. Prentice received three Reuben Awards for the series, in 1966, 1967, and 1986. Fred Dickenson, who had been writing the strip with Raymond, keeps the continuity going for Prentice’s exquisite art. Volume Five contains more than 800 comics, every one from October 22, 1956 to June 6, 1959. Edited by Dean Mullaney. Introduction by Brian Walker.
HC • PC • $49.99 • 296 pages • 11” x 10” • ISBN 978-1-61377-356-7

Infestation 2, Vol. 3
Tristan Jones, Paul Crilley, & Duane Swierczynski (w) • Mark Torres, Valerio Schiti, & David Messina (a) • Livio Ramendelli (c)
Introducing the D&D campaign EBERRON to comics and learn the strange history it shares with the threat of INFESTATION 2. Also, one of the Turtles has been taken by something in the dark depths of the sewers, and it’s up to his brothers to save him. When it all comes down to the final battle, C.V.O. is scattered across America, and one of their own may be the key to stopping the threat once and for all—but not without a tremendous sacrifice. Danger Girl and others are on hand to help, but will it be enough?
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-353-6

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