The GeeksversePREVIEW | IDW: February 2014 Solicitations

PREVIEW | IDW: February 2014 Solicitations
Published on Monday, November 18, 2013 by
Highlights of IDW’s February 2014 releases include an Artist’s Edition of Jack Kirby’s New Gods, a new Rogue Trooper series, and crossovers featuring the X-Files, the Transformers, and the Ninja Turtles. Check out all the cover and issue descriptions after the jump.


[NOTE: schedule and product information subject to change without prior notice]

Abbreviations and initialisms used in this article:

  • (a) = artist
  • BW = Black & white
  • (c) = cover artist
  • FC = Full color
  • HC = Hardcover
  • TPB = Trade paperback
  • (w) = writer

Prior solicitation listings

Jack Kirby’s New Gods Artist’s Edition HC—GEM OF THE MONTH

KIRBY NEW GODS COVERJack Kirby (w & a & c)

Jack Kirby’s New Gods Artist’s Edition will collect Issues 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of NEW GODS—the most important Fourth World book. Written and drawn by Jack Kirby, with inks by Mike Royer on all but one issue, this classic collection was originally published by DC Comics and is the very first Artist’s Edition to feature the legendary artistic prowess of “King Kirby!” Nearly every page of this Artist’s Edition has been scanned from the original art, and is presented in the multi award-winning format that was conceived and first presented by IDW Publishing!

Jack Kirby has correctly been called the King of Comics. In a career that began in the Golden Age of Comics, Kirby virtually kick-started the medium. He created (or co-created): Captain America, Manhunter, The Newsboy Legion, The Fantastic Four, Challengers of the Unknown, The X-Men, The Incredible Hulk… the list goes on and on. Now, for the first time ever, you can see Jack Kirby’s stunning originals in all their full-sized glory—You think you’ve seen Jack Kirby’s art before? You ain’t seen nothing yet!

HC • BW • $75.00 net discount item • 144 Pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-945-3

Bullet points:

  • What is an Artist’s Edition? AN ARTIST’S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART. While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.
  • Advance-solicited for a March release!
The X-Files: Conspiracy: TMNT—SPOTLIGHT

XFiless_TMNT01_cvrAEd Brisson (w) • Michael Walsh (a) • Miran Kim (c) • Michael Walsh (c: subscription variant) • Joe Corroney (c: “tablod newspaper” variant)

The Turtles are doing their best to avoid trouble in Northampton. Unfortunately, trouble finds them in the form of the Lone Gunmen! The fate of the world depends on the Gunmen getting the reclusive Turtles’ help. Add in an undead menace and things are going to get downright dangerous!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The X-Files meets the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
  • Written by Ed Brisson (Comeback, Secret Avengers)!
  • Art by The X-Files: Season 10 artist Michael Walsh!
  • “Tabloid Newspaper” Variant Cover by Joe Corroney!

XFiless_TF01_cvrAPaul Crilley (w) • Dheeraj Verma (a) • Miran Kim (c) • Dheeraj Verma (c: subscription variant) • Joe Corroney (c: “tablod newspaper” variant)

The Lone Gunmen’s trail of secrets leads them to evidence of extraterrestrial life—mechanical extraterrestrial life! Will OPTIMUS PRIME and his allies trust these human interlopers—and what secret conspiracy could involve CYBERTRON, anyway?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Written by Conspiracy architect Paul Crilley!
  • Art by Transformers: Fall of Cybertron artist Dheeraj Verma!
  • “Tabloid Newspaper” Variant Cover by Joe Corroney!
The X-Files: Season 10 #9

XFiless10_09_cvrJoe Harris (w) • Greg Scott (a) • Carlos Valenzuela (c)

“Chitter” A missing persons investigation leads Agents Mulder and Scully into a disgusting mess of human sacrifice, enough bugs to keep your skin crawling long after the issue is over, and The X-Files’ newest “Monster of the Month.” But what is “The Chittering God,” and why does it hunger for Dana Scully?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Ask your retailer about the menton3 variant cover!
  • Our first issue to feature an original “Monster of the Month”!
  • Photo cover subscription variant
Ghostbusters #13 [NOTE: Retailer incentive variant cover shown]

GB-NEW13-coverRIErik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Schoening, Roberto Goiriz (c) • Tristan Jones (c: subscription variant)

Lucky issue 13 is here, and with it, the first installment of the eight-part event that will shake the boys and girls in grey to their core! Gozer the Gozerian, the Destructor, was once drawn to Manhattan, but could not complete his work. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he isn’t the only god who has taken notice of Earth…  MASS HYSTERIA and our 30th anniversary tribute to the Ghostbusters begins here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • First issue of the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary 8-issue maxi-event! “MASS HYSTERIA!”
  • Event will feature fan-favorite characters from 30 years of GB lore, including the two classic movies, the action-packed video games, and the smash-hit IDW comic book series!
  • Dogs and cats…living together?! “MASS HYSTERIA” is here!
  • Variant Cover by Ryan Lee, featuring The Ghostbusters, The New Ghostbusters and the Rookie
The Maxx: Maxximized #4

Maxx04_cvrSam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (w) • Kieth (a & c)

Sara and Maxx retreat under an overpass and reflect on their own personal demons. The black Isz keep spilling into the real world as omens of Mr. Gone’s plans grow more evident. Meanwhile, Julie tries to help Sara sort out high school nightmares and encounters with bullies that send Sara to the breaking point. Digitally re-mastered and re-colored!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Featuring an all-new cover by Sam Kieth!
Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland #4 (of 7)

Wraith04_cvrJoe Hill (w) • Charles P. Wilson III (a & c) • Gabriel Rodriguez (c: subscription variant)

Chapter Four: “Fastball.” The calliope plays a lunatic waltz; the rides run at breakneck speeds; Christmasland is open for business and Charlie’s children are closing in on Chess Llewelyn and Agnes Claiborne. Dark magic waits around every corner… but just maybe Chess has a trick of his own up his sleeve.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Spinning out of the NY Times Bestselling novel NOS4A2
  • Written by NOS4A2 author/Locke & Key scribe Joe Hill!
Rogue Trooper #1—SPOTLIGHT

RogueTrooper01_cvrABrian Ruckley (w) • Alberto Ponticelli (a) • Glenn Fabry (c) • James Stokoe (c: subscription variant)

Nu-Earth, just another planet ravaged by a galaxy-wide war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. Created to fight in such conditions were the G.I.s—genetically engineered infantrymen. But now only one remains, the man known as… Rogue Trooper. IDW is proud to re-introduce Rogue Trooper in this all-new series!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • One of 2000 AD’s best-loved characters, created by Dave Gibbons and Gerry Finley-Day!
  • Written by acclaimed fantasy novelist Brian Ruckley (author of the Godless World trilogy) with art by Alberto Ponticelli (Unknown Soldier, Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E.) and covers by Glenn Fabry (Preacher, Slaine)!
  • Variant Cover by Colin Wilson!
Judge Dredd #16

JudgeDredd-16-cvrADuane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Brendan McCarthy (c) • Inaki Miranda (c: subscription variant)

Twelve street judges have been slaughtered by a masked maniac with a dimension-jump machine. He has the thirteenth in his gun sights right now, and the only Judge who can stop the killer—Dredd—is a billion miles away. But it’s not so much the number of dead judges in the morgue. It’s what’s going to happen to their bodies very, very soon…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Issues 13-16 feature special homage covers by Brendan McCarthy. Here, Judge Dredd a la Carmine Infantino!
Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two #2 (of 5)

JudgeDredd_MC202_cvrADouglas Wolk (w) • Ulises Farinas (a & c) • NAR! (c: subscription variant)

In the hills of what was once California, Dredd has gone undercover as a Cursed Earth biker! His mission: to infiltrate the Children of a Lesser Grud, a bloodthirsty motorcycle cult of outlaw artists! But the rules—and the laws—are very different in Mega-City Two, where image is everything…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Judge Dredd visits Mega-City Two for the first time!
  • Hyper-detailed art by Ulises Farinas (Glory)!
  • The first comic series ever written by acclaimed journalist and Dredd aficionado Douglas Wolk!
Judge Dredd Classics #8

JudgeDredd_CLASSICS08_cvrAJohn Wagner and Alan Grant (w) • Carlos Ezquerra (a) • Jim Fern (c)

Dredd and his crack team of judges have infiltrated the borders of Mega-City One’s Sov enemies! Will Dredd finally get ahold of the rogue war criminal “Mad Dog” Kazan? You don’t want to miss the conclusion of this classic Judge Dredd story!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd: The Complete Cam Kennedy, Vol. 2

JDKEN02-cvr-finalJohn Wagner (w) • Cam Kennedy (a & c)

More classic Judge Dredd tales from master illustrator Cam Kennedy! Reprinted in classic black and white and featuring a wealth of complete stories, this collection features ‘progs’ such as “No Man’s Land,” “Big Deal at Drekk City,” “Beyond Our Keny,” and more.

HC • B&W • $49.99 • 328 pages • 9.25” x 12” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-868-5

Bullet points:

  • “This is an outstanding book for Judge Dredd and Kennedy fans alike.” –Flickering Myth review of Vol. 1.

Offered Again!

  • Judge Dredd: The Complete Cam Kennedy, Vol. 1 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-648-3
Mars Attacks Judge Dredd

MA-DREDD_TPBAl Ewing (w) • John McCrea (a) • Greg Staples (c)

The Martian mayhem overtakes Mega-City One! During the annual meeting of the Mega-City Mafia, a new boss makes a play for power thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Meanwhile, Judge Dredd conducts a routine bust that turns out to be anything but when he makes a shocking (and disgusting) discovery!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-870-8

Bullet points:

  • “A fun and enjoyable read that brings laughs and plenty of action.” –Comic Book Therapy
Sinister Dexter #3 (of 7) [NOTE: Subscription variant cover shown]

SinDex #3SubDan Abnett (w) • Andy Clarke (a) • Antonio Fuso (c) • Greg Staples (c: subscription variant)

The conclusion of “Mission to Mangapore”! Ramone and Finn face off against the leader of the Yakuza, but the duo’s biggest challenge may come in the form of Dexter’s former love!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #26: Dark Cybertron Part 8 (of 12)

TF_MTMTE_26_cvrAJames Roberts & John Barber (w) • Atilio Rojo, James Raiz, Livio Ramondelli (a) • Casey W. Coller (c) • Phil Jimenez (c: subscription variant)

CYBERTRON FALLS! The monstrous NECROTITAN ravages the world—but is there anyone left to save it? Meanwhile, in deep space, ULTRA MAGNUS and the crew of the LOST LIGHT struggle to make sense of what they find in the depths of the scarlet sea!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The biggest Transformers event in comic book history enters the final act—will anything stay the same?
  • Variant Cover by Alex Milne!
Transformers: Robots in Disguise #26: Dark Cybertron Part 9 (of 12)

TF_RiD26_cvrAJohn Barber & James Roberts (w) • Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli (a) • Casey W. Coller (c) • Phil Jimenez (c: subscription variant)

THE BIG ONE! This is it—the battle every TRANSFORMERS reader has dreamed of! Titans clash on CYBERTRON! The fate of the LOST LIGHT! And ORION PAX fights fist-to-face against his ultimate nemesis! And from here on? Things only get bigger!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

  • Livio Ramondelli Variant Cover!
Transformers Regeneration One #99

TF-REGEN_99_CVR_ASimon Furman (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Andrew Wildman, Guidi (c)

THE WAR TO END ALL WARS! Can the Autobots prevail against JHIAXUS’ New Cybertronian Empire? The disastrous invasion ends in dramatic and shocking fashion with twists, shocks and surprises galore, and STARSCREAM right in the thick of things. Dark forces are stirring for the final chapter of the original TRANSFORMERS epic!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The COUNTDOWN to the concluding #100 continues—only 1 issue remains!
  • Variant Cover by Geoff Senior!
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #199

GI_Joe-RAH199-covALarry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN! G.I. JOE has escaped the situation in Sierra Gordo intact… but COBRA has taken over their headquarters! That means only one thing: it’s time for a head-to-head confrontation between America’s best and the villainous COBRA COMMANDER’s forces. Join the battle in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #199 and prepare for everything to change in next month’s landmark issue #200!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant Cover by Larry Hama!
G.I. Joe #13

GIJOE-new13-covAPaul Allor (w) • Robert Atkins, Alex Cal, Chris Evenhuis (p) • Steve Kurth (c)

THE SECRET HISTORY OF COBRA COMMANDER! BARONESS leads COBRA’s newest recruit, the enigmatic SIREN, on a journey through history to the earliest days of COBRA… but what is SIREN’s secret?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The secret history of the COBRA COMMANDER through the ages!
  • Variant Cover by Freddie Williams III!
G.I. Joe: Special Missions #12 [NOTE: Variant cover shown]

GIJOE_SM12-coverBChuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Gulacy, Will Rosado (c)

DESTRO MUST DIE part three! It’s a three-way showdown between the JOEs, COPPERBACK and a mysterious Mark II B.A.T. in an abandoned town from the old Soviet Union. And HELIX is here to tip the balance. The search for DESTRO continues and the noose around the villainous highlander begins to tighten!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy bring back a fan-favorite character!
  • Variant Cover by S L Gallant!
G.I. JOE, Vol. 2: Threat Matrix

GIJOE_Vol2_ThreatMatrixFred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth, Jamal Igle (a) • Jamal Igle (c)

The Mad Monk returns and his personal vendetta against DUKE will turn all of New York City into an island of terror. COBRA COMMANDER also sets his sights on the city but BARONESS and DESTRO have schemes of their own… but which side will they choose?

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-866-1

Bullet points:

  • Collects issues #6–11.

Offered Again!

  • G.I. JOE, Vol. 1: Homefront • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-705-3
Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #9

GODZILLA_ROE_09_cvrAChris Mowry (w) • Jeff Zornow (a & c)

Before Godzilla was king, there was another! King Caesar makes his comic book debut in a tale set thousands of years in Earth’s past, in a battle that sets the stage for today’s world of monsters.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The fan-favorite series extended for another round of monster madness!
  • Variant Cover by Matt Frank!
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #6

ThunderAgents06-cvrPhil Hester (w) • Roger Robinson (a & c) • Andrew Currie (c: subscription variant)

A now-powerless Dynamo is at the mercy of the mysterious Dr. Sparta somewhere in South America. When NoMan, Lug, and Weed set out to rescue him, they find themselves caught in a brutal civil war, but just which side is Dr. Sparta on? Also, Kat Kane discovers the true nature of the Judgment Towers, will her sanity be the price of knowledge?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Vol. 1

ThunderAgents_v1Phil Hester (w) • Andrea Di Vito (a) • Jerry Ordway (c)

The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents are dead, or will soon be, unless new recruit Dynamo can master the incredible but lethal power of the Thunderbelt in time to rescue his teammates from the mysterious Iron Maiden. The timeless heroes return to comics with a vengeance in this blistering new series from writer Phil Hester and artist Andrea Di Vito.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-861-6

Bullet points:

  • Collects issues #1–4 of the new series.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #8 [NOTE: Retailer incentive variant cover shown]

TMNT_Animate08_cvrRIKenny Byerly (w) • Dario Brizuela (a & c)

It’s monkey vs. rat as Monkey Brains squares off against the Rat King! The former colleagues have gone through big changes since they last met, but bad blood remains! With the Turtles caught in the middle, the action is bound to get hairy!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Byerly & Brizuela return for their craziest story yet!
  • Variant Cover by Ciro Nieli!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Vol. 2 #4

TMNT_CCv2_04_cvrKevin Eastman & Eric Talbot (w) • Talbot (a & c)

A Mirage black-and-white classic presented in full color! In “Distractions,” Michelangelo finds himself in Feudal Japan, searching for his lost brothers, only to wind up battling an evil sorcerer in order to rescue a captive princess!

FC • 38 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 7: City Fall, Part 2

TMNT_VOL7-CVRTom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Mateus Santolouco, Kevin Eastman (a) • Mateus Santolouco (c)

“City Fall” concludes as Shredder reveals his new second-in-command and launches a full-scale war on New York City! Forced to make strange alliances, the Turtles fight back against their most deadly enemy.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-876-0

Bullet points:

  • Collects issues #25–28 of the smash-hit ongoing series!

Offered Again!

  • TMNT, Vol. 6: City Fall, Part 1 • FC • $17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-783-1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #31

TMNT31_cvrATom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Ross Campbell (a) • Campbell, Eastman (c)

While strategically secluded in Northampton, the Turtles are hit by new revelations involving enemies’ shifting loyalties, miracle cures, and ghosts from the past. And in the present, grave danger is about to strike! What new Foot Clan menace is hunting the Turtles?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The first appearance of a mysterious new mutant!
  • Variant Cover by J.K. Woodward!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Utrom Empire #2 (of 3)

TMNT_UE02_cvrAPaul Allor (w) • Andy Kuhn (a & c) • Nick Pitarra (c: subscription variant)

The Fugitoid is faced with an impossible choice, and the fate of more than one species may rest in his hands! As a deadly storm envelops Burnow Island, Baxter Stockman kicks his scheme into high gear. Is Krang ready to pay the ultimate price for his people?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A dramatic issue that will have a big impact on the ongoing TMNT title!
Star Trek: Khan #5 (of 5)

STARTREK2_Khan05_CovAMike Johnson (w) • David Messina (a) • Paul Shipper (c)

It’s the climactic chapter of the origin of STAR TREK’s greatest villain! But how did he come to be called “John Harrison”? How did his vendetta against Admiral Marcus and Section 31 begin? All is revealed in this all-new story overseen by STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS writer/producer Roberto Orci!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Final issue!
  • Photo cover subscription variant
Star Trek: The Star Date Collection, Vol. 2: Under the Command of Christopher Pike

ST_Stardate_v2_DBDIan Edginton, Stuart Moore, Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Patrick Zircher, J.K. Woodward, Elena Casagrande (a) • N/A (c)

Star Trek: The Stardate Collection continues to collect the many comic-book iterations of Trek “as they happened”… by stardate! Helmed by Trek experts Scott and David Tipton, and featuring special commentary, creator interviews, and more, Volume 2 completes the early voyages of the Enterprise under the command of Captain Christopher Pike, and wraps up with two lost adventures from Pike’s career! For new and old fans alike, there’s never been a Star Trek collection like this!

HC • FC • $49.99 • 300 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-875-3

Offered Again!

  • Star Trek: The Star Date Collection, Vol. 1 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-711-4
Star Trek #30

ST-movieII30-coverA_LOWRESMike Johnson (w) • Yasmin Liang (a) • Cat Staggs (c)

Captain Jane Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise fight for their lives in this concluding chapter of a 2-part story overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci! The Five Year Mission between blockbuster movies continues here, in this all-new mind-bending adventure! Photo cover subscription variant.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1 Hundred Penny Press Edition

HPP_MLP_cvrKatie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a & c)

The story that started Pony comic book-mania returns for an affordable price! The perfect place to jump on to the My Little Pony bandwagon!

FC • 32 pages • $1.00

Bullet Points:

  • Ultra-limited variant cover from Sara Richard!
My Little Pony: Pony Tales, Vol. 2

MLP_microTPBv2-coverTed Anderson, Georgia Ball, Rob Anderson, Katie Cook (w) • Ben Bates, Amy Mebberson, Agnes Garbowska, Andy Price (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

Four individual tales highlighting some of the Pony’s favorite friends–the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Princess Celestia, Spike, and Princess Luna!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-873-9

Bullet points:

  • Collects the My Little Pony Micro-Series issues #7–10.

Offered Again!

  • My Little Pony: Pony Tales, Vol. 1 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-740-4
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #16

MyLittlePony16-cvrAHeather Nuhfer (w) • Amy Mebberson (a) • Sara Richard, Mebberson (c)

The literary madness continues as the Bookworm burrows deeper into everypony’s favorite books! As more stories come to life, the only chance our ponies will have to save the day is to write their own version of the tale! Can their collaboration get on the same page? Read on!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Conclusion to a “novel” new story line!
  • Variant Cover by Bill Forster!
My Little Pony: Friends Forever #2

MyLittlePonyFF02-cvrAJeremy Whitley (w) • Tony Fleecs (a) • Amy Mebberson (c) • Lea Hernandez (c: subscription variant)

The Cutie Mark Crusaders have done everything they can think of to get their cutie marks. But there’s one creature of chaos who might have some ideas they would never think of… Discord! When our pint-sized heroines start working with the unpredictable trickster, the results are bound to get unusual! Will Ponyville be able to survive their friendship?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The first comic story featuring fan-favorite character DISCORD!
  • Variant Cover by Tony Fleecs!
Samurai Jack #5

SamuraiJack05-cvrJim Zub (w) • Andy Suriano (a & c) • Genndy Tartakovsky (c: subscription variant)

Martial artists, warriors, nobles, monsters and more… Samurai Jack has defeated them all in his quest to gather the Threads of Time. Now, one last strand remains in the lair of Aku the demon wizard. Can Jack defeat his greatest foe and return back to the past?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • IDW’s first Samurai Jack story arc wraps up!
Samurai Jack Special: Director’s Cut—SPOTLIGHT

SamuraiJack01-DC-cvrAGenndy Tartakovsky (w) • Lynn Naylor & Bill Wray (a) • Bill Wray (c)

BACK TO THE PAST! As the evil demon Aku takes over the ancient world, the fate of the world rests in the hands of a noble samurai warrior. But when Aku blasts him into the future (a future ruled by the shapeshifting demon), Samurai Jack must find a way to return and right the wrongs of the past! This special Director’s Cut reprints the classic adaptation of the first three episodes of Samurai Jack, along with bonus pages and commentary from creator Genndy Tartakovsky and artist Bill Wray!

FC • 64 pages • $7.99

Bullet points:

  • With a brand-new cover by Bill Wray!
Powerpuff Girls #6

PPG06-cvrATroy Little (w & a & c) • Mimi Yoon (c: subscription variant)

Cower in fear citizens of Townsville, for I, MOJO JOJO have RETURNED! Not even your Previews solicitation is safe from my influence, for I am all-powerful and supremely cunning. You have been chosen to bare witness to the ultimate destruction of Townsville – for such is my plan to demolish this wretched city once and for all, along with those annoying Powerpuff Girls! Then NO ONE will be able to stop MOJO JOJO from RULING THE WORLD!! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Final issue of the first story arc!
Ben 10 #4

Ben10_04-cvrJason Henderson (w) • Gordon Purcell (a) • Eddie Nunez (c)

This is it! The battle for control of the ocean and the safety of the undersea kingdom of TerraPisciss has arrived! All the forces of men and mer-people are under the command of Ben Tennyson, but the forces of Ssserpent stretch from the frosty Arctic Sea to the middle of the Pacific…who will be victorious? Check out the stunning conclusion! Key animation art cover subscription variant.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Peabody_TPBv1Sholly Fisch (w) • Jorge Monlogo (a) • Matt Kaufenberg (c)

The classic Jay Ward characters return! Join the world’s smartest individual who happens to be a dog, Mr. Peabody, and his son Sherman, on their maiden voyage in the time-traveling WABAC machine!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-872-2

Bullet points:

  • Ties into the new DreamWorks Animation movie!
Deadworld: Restoration #3 (of 4)

DeadWorld_Restoration03-cvrGary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a, c & c: subscription variant)

The few leper survivors find out about the strength and ferocity of the grakken while Bowker must confront Moloch and the two of them, put their plans into motion. But are they really working together? Donna, still desperate to retrieve her daughter sends a massive army of zombies to attack New Washington. Continuing the saga of the long running zombie classic!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Haunted Horror #9

HauntedHorror_#9Various (w & a) • Norm Saunders (c)

This issue digs up a bevy of more grisly, gory, gratuitous comics that were banned in the fifties and should probably be banned again–but we’re publishing this sick stuff anyway!  Amazing spine-tingling art, bizarro stories…the kind horror fans love!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Other Dead #6 (of 6)

OtherDead06_cvrAJoshua Ortega & Digger T. Mesch (w) • Qing Ping Mui (a) • Sam Shearon (c) • Kevin Eastman (c: subscription variant)

Tommy, Az, the President, and the other survivors are stranded amidst the most nightmarish menagerie of Zombie Animals imaginable! All-star creators Kevin Eastman (TMNT), Joshua Ortega (Gears of War), and Digger T Mesch (Agent 88) join up with rising star Qing Ping Mui for the action-packed conclusion of the year’s most talked-about and critically acclaimed new horror series!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

  • Variant Cover by Shane Pierce!
Kiss Greatest Hits, Vol. 5

KISS_GreatestHitsCVR_v5Brian Holguin (w) • Clayton Crain (a) • Sam Shearon (c)

Psycho Circus continues, collecting classics like “Make Believe,” “Mirror Image,” “Cat’s Eye,” and “The Devil’s Tale.”

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 148 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-869-2

Bullet points:

  • Collects issues #20–25 of the Image Series.
Magic: The Gathering – Theros #5 (of 5)

Magic_S405_cvrAJason Ciaramella (w) • Martin Coccolo (a) • Michael Komarck (c)

A new threat stalks the nightmares of the people of THEROS and it’s up to Dack Fayden to figure out a way to stop this new enemy. But will Dack’s own dreams be overtaken before he can confront this threat? Perhaps he will have to seek help from the gods of Theros before he can stop Ashiok, the Nightmare Weaver!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

  • This issue includes an exclusive, alternate art playable Magic: The Gathering card!
  • Black & White Variant Cover by Martin Coccolo!
The Memory Collectors #3 (of 3)

MemoryCollectors.3.CoverA_menton3menton3, Jason Mote (w) • menton3, Christopher Mitten (a) • menton3 (c) • David Stoupakis (c: subscription variant)

Series finale! Despite a tragic loss, the girls hone in on the source of their ills and make their final, fateful decision. Includes a six-page supplemental story by writer Jason Mote and artist Christopher Mitten (30 Days of Night/Criminal Macabre)!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Evocative artwork by menton3 (Monocyte, Transfusion)!
  • Series finale!
  • Includes six-pages backup story by Christopher Mitten (30 Days of Night/Criminal Macabre)!
True Blood, Vol. 3: The French Quarter

TrueBlood-FQ_TPBMariah Huehner, David Tischman (w) • David Messina, Claudia Balboni, Bruno Letizia (a) • Giovanna Niro (c)

Mind reading waitress Sookie Stackhouse is in New Orleans helping Vampire Sheriff Eric Northman track down an insane killer named Guerra. Bill Compton’s in town, too, making sure Eric doesn’t get fresh with Sookie, and investigating a local Hep-D outbreak that may be connected to Guerra’s latest victims. Meanwhile, back in Bon Temps, why is Pam hanging out at Merlotte’s–and what does she want with Lafayette?

TPB • FC • $14.99 • 160 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-877-7

Bullet points:

  • All-new format!

Offered Again!

  • True Blood, Vol. 1: All Together Now • FC • $14.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-665-0
  • True Blood, Vol. 2: Tainted Love • FC • $14.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-804-3
Gateway #2 (of 5)

Purgatory #2 coverJoe Halpin Sr. (w) • Juanfrancisco Guerrero (a & c)

Jake Ryan abandons the safety of Hope Town to explore the cold depths of the city proper. Will he adjust to the anarchic city of the dead? As he struggles to find the ghosts of his past, and confront old regrets, he will find that even in Purgatory some mistakes can follow you to the grave.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • An all-new creation from Joe Halpin Sr., writer on TV’s Hawaii Five-O!
Indestructible #3 (of 4)

Indestructable03-cvrAJeff Kline (w) • Javi Garron & Salvi Garcia (a) • Jose Lopez (c) • Bernard Chang (c: subscription variant)

For Greg Pincus, life as the world’s newest superhero isn’t all groupies and Goldschlager. Between fielding calls from rival super teams, shopping for the right agent, and finding a costume that doesn’t bind, things have gotten pretty chaotic. Worst of all, Greg has a secret: he doesn’t actually possess any superpowers! As enemies gather in the shadows, Greg quickly realizes that keeping his secret could mean the difference between life and death. For himself… and everyone around him.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

City: Mind in the Machine #1 (of 4)—SPOTLIGHT

City01_cvrEric Garcia (w) • Javier Fernandez (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards (c) • Matthew Waite (c: subscription variant)

New from Darby Pop! Ben Fischer helped build the world’s greatest surveillance system, Golden Shield, which utilizes every camera, cell phone, and computer in San Francisco to battle crime. There is only one problem: Golden Shield can’t work without a human mind to operate it, resulting in a controversial melding of man and machine. Writer Eric Garcia (Anonymous Rex, Matchstick Men) delivers an action-packed story that questions the roles of security and technology in our modern society.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The second smash release from David Wohl’s Darby Pop imprint!
Black Dynamite #4 (of 4)

BlackDynamite04Brian Ash (w) • Jun Lofamia (a & c)

The Man With the Shuttlecock! When a basketball hero meets death on the court, his young trophy wife enlists the toughest private dick in town to shake the tree from the roots and rake up the fruits!  The world’s baddest Blaxploitation sensation uses every deadly trick in his kung fu arsenal and unravels a shocking web of conspiracies that are bigger than professional sports, and two brand new size thirteens put together!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A deadly blast from Black Dynamite’s past!
The Illegitimates #3 (of 6)

Illigitamates03-cvrATaran Killam & Marc Andreyko (w) • Kevin Sharpe (a & c) • Jerry Ordway (c: subscription variant)

The Illegitimates strike out on their first mission as a team! Dannikor’s plan revealed! Mom’s in peril! And, WHO is the mole in the OLYMPUS organization? Spy-jinks galore as things get messy!

C • 32 pages • $3.99

Airboy Archives, Vol. 1

Airboy_v1_DBDChuck Dixon (w) • Timothy Truman, Stan Woch, Ben Dunn, Larry Elmore, Bill Jaaska, Tom Lyle (a) • Timothy Truman (c)

Airboy, Valkyrie, and Skywolf are back! As the original Airboy is murdered, his son Davy Nelson, takes over the cockpit to avenge his father. The high flying action-adventure of the Eclipse Comics series comes roaring back to life. Collects the first 16 issues of Airboy including the back-up Skywolf stories starting in issue #9.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 308 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-900-2

Bullet points:

  • Collected for the first time!
Red Panda: Mask of the Red Panda

MTRP_COVER_DBDGregg Taylor (w) • Dean Kotz (a) • Dean Kotz (c)

Racketeers, gangsters, the occasional power-mad super villain–all have fallen before the iron resolve of the city’s masked protectors. But when forces with powers from beyond this world threaten to bring their war to the streets of Depression-era Toronto, can even the Red Panda prevent disaster? Bringing to life characters from The Red Panda Adventures, Decoder Ring Theatre’s award-winning radio drama series, Mask of the Red Panda is pulse-pounding pulp perfection for all those who love the classic two-fisted adventures of the golden age of radio, classic movie serials, and the hero pulps.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-871-5

Bullet points:

  • An acclaimed digital release from Monkeybrain Comics, collected here with new colors!
  • “…the best book I read this week, hands down. It’s plot heavy, character-driven, looks beautiful and is fun in a way some comics just forget to be.” –Bleeding Cool
Dinosaurs Attack

DinosaursAttack_cvrGary Gerani (w) • Herb Trimpe, Earl Norem, George Freeman (a) • Earl Norem (c)

They’re BACK! 25 years after Topps’ original “DINOSAURS ATTACKS!” trading cards took a bite out of candy counter sales, the original Eclipse graphic novel written by creator Gary Gerani returns, this time released in its entirety with pencils by Herb Trimpe and paintings by veteran illustrator Earl Norem.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 136 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-862-3

Bullet points:

  • “The overall enjoyment of reading this comic resembles the nostalgia one would feel opening up an old pulp novel or science fiction terror comic.” –Comic Bastards
Popeye: The Classic Newspaper Comics by Bobby London, Volume One: 1986-1989

Popeye_London_1_DBDBobby London (w & a & c)

Famed Dirty Duck and Air Pirates cartoonist Bobby London’s more than six-year run on the Popeye newspaper strip has been hailed both as a unique original creation and as an homage to Elzie Segar’s larger Thimble Theatre vision. “Segar was the seminal influence in my career,” the cartoonist said. London updated the strip to reflect current pop culture and also brought back the extended story format favored by Segar. London gives us new yet familiar versions of Popeye, Olive Oyl, Swee’ Pea, and Wimpy, as well as Popeye’s Pappy, Olive’s brother Castor, Eugene the Jeep, Bernice the Whiffle Hen, the menacing Sea Hag, Alice the Goon, and more!

HC • B&W • $39.99 • 344 pages • 8.5” x 7.5” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-874-6

Bullet points:

  • The first of two volumes that will collect every one of Bobby London’s daily Popeye strips.
Popeye Classics #19

Popeye_Classic_19Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

The greatest adult and kid friendly comic book around! Featuring the character Sherm, created by the brilliant genius Bud Sagendorf! It’s getting weird–and you’re gonna want to be there!

FC • 52 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

  • Variant Cover by Gary Taxali!
The Crow: Midnight Legends Vol. 6: Touch Of Evil

CrowMidNight-vol6_DBDJon J. Muth, John Kuramoto (w) • Paul Lee, Michael Gaydos, Jamie Tolagson (a) • Kyle Hotz (c)

Eric Draven continues to seek vengeance and justice as the Crow in volume 6 of Midnight Legends. Collecting issues #5–10 of the Image Comics series, including the stories “In The Skin Of An Angel,” “Touch Of Evil,” and “Ashes To Ashes.”

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-878-4

Zombies vs Robots: No Man’s Land

ZVR_No Man's Land cover crop draftChris Ryall, Jonathan McGoran, John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, Mark Morris, Hank Schwaeble, Stephen Dedman, Stephen Graham Jones, and Bobby Nash (w) • Fabio Listrani (a & c)

The fifth book in IDW’s shambling series of original Zombies vs Robots prose collections. Fully illustrated by the fantabulous Fabio Listrani, this new anthology features fresh tales of rotting flesh and rusting metal. IDW further expands the apocalyptic hellscape of its unique signature franchise. A world where brain-eaters roam and warbots rule is truly a NO MAN’S LAND.

TPB • B&W • $19.99 • 264 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-902-6

Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 16

DT16_PRChester Gould (w & a & c)

In Volume 16, Chester Gould presents an amazing number of memorable characters: grotesques such as the murderous Rughead and a 467-lb. killer named Oodles, health faddist George Ozone and his wild boys named Neki and Hokey, the despicable “Nothing” Yonson, the amoral teenager Joe Period, and the introduction of nightclub photog-turned policewoman Lizz. Plus for the first time Gould brings back an old villain: Mumbles, who was thought drowned in 1947. And finally, he introduces what may be his most mature story of the 1950s—starring none other than Flattop Jr.!

HC • B&W • $39.99 • 260 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-864-7

Bullet points:

  • Reprints strips from October 25, 1954–May 13, 1956.

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