The GeeksversePREVIEW | IDW: July 2014 Solicitations

PREVIEW | IDW: July 2014 Solicitations
Published on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by
Check out the covers and issue descriptions of IDW’s planned July 2014 releases after the jump.

IDW PUBLISHING SOLICITATIONS FOR JULY 2014

[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

Ragnarök #1—GEM OF THE MONTH

Ragnarok01_cvr copyWalter Simonson (w & a & c)

Ragnarök…the Twilight of the Gods in Norse mythology…the destruction of the Nine Worlds. And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance.

Walter Simonson returns to comics in a BIG way with an all-new series… and doing what he does best!!

My wife and my children are dead. My brothers and sisters are dead.

My parents are dead. The Great Enemies still live.

But I swear on the shattered bones of my kinsmen… they will not live forever.

I shall become… the storm.

Walter Simonson is one of the most acclaimed and respected creators in comics. He has done defining runs on Thor, Manhunter, Star Slammers, Elric, Orion and more. Now, in his first creator-owned series in 20 years, he brings his tremendous artistic arsenal to a brand new world… the twilight world of Ragnarök!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The brand-new ongoing series from Eisner award-winner, Walter Simonson, artist of the first graphic novel to ever appear on the New York Times bestseller list!
  • The first issue in a bi-monthly ongoing series of story arcs! First trade paperback will not be in stores until late 2015!
  • Don’t be fooled, this may be Ragnarök, but it only starts here!
Walter Simonson’s Lawnmower Man: Artist’s Edition Portfolio (mock cover shown)

lawnmowermanmockStephen King (w) • Walter Simonson (a & c)

Stephen King‘s The Lawnmower Man is a classic short story that was the basis for a hit motion picture. But, more importantly, it was adapted for comics by King himself, and drawn by legendary comics artist Walter Simonson. Only published once, in a rare Marvel magazine, this is the first time since 1981 that The Lawnmower Man has been available to comic readers. Printed to the exacting standards of all Artist’s Editions, this portfolio is a must-have item for Simonson and King fans alike!

HC Portfolio • BW • $30.00 net item • 12.5” x 18” • 22 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-116-9

Bullet points:

  • Stephen King’s original adaptation of his own short story!
  • Out of print for more than 30 years!
The Beautiful War #2

bwc2previews copyAshley Wood & T.P. Louise (w) • Ashley Wood (a & c)

The war gets bigger and more beautiful as Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise (Lore) continue to build their newest epic!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Ashley Wood’s first brand-new comic series in years!
  • From the creator of Popbot, World War Robot and Lore!
Mars Attacks: First Born #3 (of 4)

MA_FirstBorn03_cvr copyChris Ryall (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)

It’s the Martians’ warlike Nature vs the human tendency to Nurture, as “First Born” hits its penultimate point! Will the first Martian born on Earth succumb to its biologically barbaric imperative? Things take a turn for the bizarre as Ryall and Kieth build to an explosive conclusion to their latest partnership!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Maxx: Maxximized #9

Maxx09_cvrA copySam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (w) • Kieth (a & c)

Our good Doc finds himself surrounded by a room full of black isz, as Maxx seeks resolution battling various Outback creatures. Meanwhile, Julie seeks solace in that special place we all go to contemplate weighty issues—the bathroom. Neither seems any closer to finding the answers they seek (But Sara finally unwraps that mysterious box of clay that’s been talking to her…)!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Featuring an all-new cover by Sam Kieth!
The Squidder #1—SPOTLIGHT

THE SQUIDDER 1 A - Ben Tem copyBen Templesmith (w & a & c)

This all-new four-issue series finds an old soldier from a forgotten war in a post-apocalyptic world that has left him behind. He was one of the last of the legendary Squidder Legions. Can a discarded relic with a death wish and a rebellious Squid priestess overthrow humanity’s tentacled alien overlords? Ben Templesmith returns to his roots to finally do the tentacle/Cthulhu-orientated book he’s always promised! The Squidder mixes action, horror, science fiction, and fantasy elements with a touch of Squidly destruction.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant greyscale cover by Ben Templesmith!
  • First new series written and illustrated by Ben Templesmith in years!
Transformers VS G.I. JOE #1—SPOTLIGHT

TF-GIJOE01_cvrTom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

SPACE WAR I! Earth makes contact with an alien race—and G.I. JOE is on the front lines of first contact! But when the TRANSFORMERS arrive—their version of “peace” does not match our own…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by Rob Liefeld!
  • Launching out of the smash-hit FREE COMIC BOOK DAY comic!
  • ALL NEW STORY, ALL NEW ART!
  • You’ve never seen TRANSFORMERS or G.I. JOE like this!
  • Nothing you do can prepare you for the final page!

 

Transformers: Windblade #4 (of 4): Dawn of the Autobots

TF_Windblade04_cvrA copyMairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone (a & c)

PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE! WINDBLADE seeks out the last refuge she has left, the living city METROPLEX as his malfunctions intensify! WINDBLADE realizes that even if she survives STARSCREAM, METROPLEX himself may doom them all!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • WINDBLADE versus STARSCREAM for control of CYBERTRON!
  • WINDBLADE’S first solo adventure comes to its soul-searing conclusion!
  • The aftermath of this issue will affect TRANSFORMERS comics for years to come!
  • Variant 20th Anniversary cover by Phil Jimenez!
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31: Dawn of the Autobots

TF_MTMTE_31_cvrA copyJames Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

FLYING BLIND! Trapped inside a giant replica of RODIMUS’s head (don’t ask), MEGATRON and the crew of the Lost Light have to solve the biggest mystery of their lives. And they have to do so quickly—because every time the lights go out, something terrible happens…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • MEGATRON leads the AUTOBOTS in space!
  • What’s happening to the AUTOBOTS’ ship?!
  • Variant 20th Anniversary cover by Phil Jimenez!
Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31: Dawn of the Autobots

TF_RiD31_cvrJohn Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)

MINDBOMB! The humans have access to a CYBERTRONIAN mind—but whose is it—and why do they want it? OPTIMUS PRIME and GALVATRON race for answers, as JAZZ faces the consequences of his last trip to Earth.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • OPTIMUS PRIME leads the Autobots on Earth!
  • Mad science and madder betrayals—whose side are the humans on?!
  • Variant 20th Anniversary cover by Phil Jimenez!
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #204

GI_Joe-RAH204-covALarry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

TORPEDO leads a dangerous G.I. JOE rescue mission in Olliestan, and the odds are stacked against the team—will they make the evac in time before they get overwhelmed? A tense game of cat-and-mouse continues in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #204!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by Larry Hama!
G.I. JOE, Vol. 3: Siren’s Song

GIJOE_Vol3_SirenSong copyPaul Allor (w) • Alex Cal, S L Gallant, Atilio Rojo, Nicole Virella, Robert Atkins, Chris Evenhuis, Steve Kurth (a) • Steve Kurth (c)

In the aftermath of COBRA’s New York attack, BARONESS leads a new up-and-coming officer called SIREN around the world—and into the past uncovering secrets about the previous Cobra Commander while coming face-to-face with the ruthless current one!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-012-4

Bullet points:

  • Collects issues #12–15.

Offered Again!

  • G.I. JOE, Vol. 1: Homefront • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-705-3
  • G.I. JOE, Vol. 2: Threat Matrix • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-866-1
Marvel Covers: Artist’s Edition HC

1-Marvel CVRsJohn Buscema, George Perez, Neal Adams, Art Adams, Frank Miller, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Jim Starlin & more (a) • Gil Kane (c)

Marvel Comics is the home of some of the greatest and most iconic cover images in the history of comics. This unique Artist’s Edition will feature an amazing “Best of” selection of gorgeous covers by a veritable who’s who of the medium. From Neal Adams to Art Adams, Frank Miller to Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko to Jim Starlin, there has never been a book like this before and you are not likely to see its ilk again anytime soon!

HC • BW • $75.00 net discount item • 144 Pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-093-3

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 August release!

 

Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! #2 (of 6)

CN_SSCW02-cvr copyLouise Simonson (w) • Derek Charm (a & c)

Aku and his League of Extraordinary Villains have trapped Samurai Jack, Ben 10, Dexter, the Powerpuff Girls, and Ed, Edd, and Eddy like bugs in a jar. (Okay, the Eds were a mistake!) Of course they’ll escape! Of course, there’ll be mayhem! Sheesh! What did Aku think would happen?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • All your favorite Cartoon Network characters in one epic six-issue mini-series!
  • Variant cover by Samurai Jack’s Andy Suriano!
Super Secret Crisis War!: Johnny Bravo #1

CN_SSCW-JB01_cvrErik Burnham, Louise Simonson (w) • Erica Henderson, Derek Charm (a) • Erica Henderson (c)

There’s trouble a brewin’ in Aron City; and no sir, it ain’t the kind that rhymes with pool! A robot from another dimension has appeared, intent on finding and challenging a hero – any hero – for its evil masters. Instead, the robot finds Johnny Bravo, and proof… that even a robot can be driven mad by exposure to Johnny’s obliviousness. Don’t miss this tie-in to the event of the summer — so cool, you’re gonna have to wear shades. Hyah!

Plus, a two-page epilogue by Louise Simonson and Derek Charm, delving into the formation of the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY VILLAINS!!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The first of five one-shots tying directly into the Super Secret Crisis War!
  • Variant cover by Van Partible!
Samurai Jack #10

SamuraiJack10-cvrJim Zub (w) • Andy Kuhn (a) • Andy Suriano (c)

Samurai Jack’s adventures continue at IDW! The war without has been a failure for Aku, so now it’s time to wage the war within! Can Jack overcome an opponent who unravels the thoughts and memories that make him a samurai?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A battle of the minds between Samurai Jack and Aku!
  • Samurai Jack is a thoroughly enjoyable series that pays a lot of respect to everything that came before it.” – Comic Book Therapy
Dexter’s Laboratory #4 (of 4)

DextersLab04-cvr copyDerek Fridolfs (w) • Ryan Jampole (a & c)

Failing to stop his sister, Dexter has been captured by her royal guards, and now faces punishment at the hands of Princess Dee Dee. As he struggles to endure her torment, can Dexter come up with one last-ditch plan to change their fates? Or is he doomed to live the rest of his life without science?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Ryan Jampole was nominated for a 2013 Harvey award for “Most Promising Talent” for his work on Archie Comics’ Mega Man!
  • Variant cover by Tony Fleecs!
Powerpuff Girls Classics, Vol. 4: Picture Perfect

PPG_ClassicsV4-cover copyJennifer Moore, Sean Carolan, Brett Lewis, Ian Boothby, Roger Fredricks, Frank Strom, John Rozum, Trina Robbins (w) • Phil Moy, Stefanie Gladden, Christopher Cook, Bill Alger, Ricardo Garcia Fuentes (a) • Phil Moy (c)

They’re cute. They’re fun. And they’re powerful! The Cartoon Network classic Powerpuff Girls returns to comics in this collection of comic-book adventures. This fourth volume collects issues #17–22 of the DC series.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 140 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-017-9

Bullet points:

  • Great for kids!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #21

MyLittlePony21-covA copyTed Anderson (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a) • Garbowska, Bill Forster (c)

Some of our favorite Ponyville residents, including Applejack, Rarity and Fluttershy, visit Manehattan to see Trixie’s biggest magic trick yet: making the famous Ostlerheimer Diamond disappear! Only one thing goes wrong: the diamond disappears for real! All hoofs point to Trixie as the culprit, but not everything is as it seems in this magical Manehattan mystery!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Start of a new two-part story arc!
  • Variant cover by Mary Bellamy!
My Little Pony: Friends Forever #7

MyLittlePonyFF07-cvrA copyJeremy Whitley (w) • Tony Fleecs(a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

Princess Luna faces her greatest challenge yet… making jokes in public! Luna turns to Pinkie Pie, the master of merriment, to help her find her funny bone. If Pinkie’s teachings backfire on Luna, there might be very few laughs to be found in Canterlot!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Princess and Pinkie… what could go wrong?
My Little Pony: Animated, Vol. 3: The Return of Harmony

MLPAnimatedv3_Cover copyThe celebrated animated series comes to bookshelves! Revisit the habitants of Equestria and learn about the magic that friendship brings in this adaptation of the television series. This volume adapts season two episodes “Return of Harmony” parts 1 and 2!

TPB • FC • $7.99 • 112 pages • 5” x 7” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-016-2

Bullet points:

  • The hit My Little Pony show comes directly from the screen to the page!

Offered Again!

  • My Little Pony: Animated, Vol. 1: The Magic Begins • FC • $7.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-754-1
  • My Little Pony: Animated, Vol. 2: When Cutie Calls • FC • $7.99 • ISBN: 978-1-613777-830-2

 

Angry Birds Comics #2

AngryBirds02-cvrJeff Parker, Paul Tobin & Various (w) • Paco Rodriques & Various (a) • Giorgio Cavazzano (c)

The Angry Birds are flying high in this fun-filled second issue! The Angry Birds take a trip to Piggyland but quickly learn it is definitely NOT the happiest place on Earth! Featuring the writing of two Eisner-nominated creators, these stories are guaranteed to please!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Number one best-selling iOS app of all time!
  • Over 2 billion downloads. Yes, not a typo. 2 BILLION!
  • Featuring the work of not one but two Eisner-nominated writers- Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin!
Littlest Pet Shop #3 (of 5)

LPS03-cvrA copyGeorgia Ball (w) • Nico Peña, Antonio Campo (a) • Peña (c)

Blythe’s spotless academic record is in jeopardy when she’s placed on a project with chronic under-achievers Whittany and Brittany Biskit. Meanwhile, the pets’ plan to help her out turns into a desperate search for Sunil when he’s trapped with a ball python! Everyone must find a way to work together or face dire consequences.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Brand-new stories featuring characters from the hit television series and toy line!
  • Written by Georgia Ball (Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony)!
Popeye Classics #24

Popeye_Classic_24Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

Bud Sagendorf: The world’s greatest Popeye cartoonist! He does it again–his rolicking genius starts out with the feature comics story Golden Street starring Popeye and his Pappy! Plus more comics, stories and Bud Sagendorf‘s own creation Sherm in the thrill-packed, laugh-filled comic “The Race!” RACE to put this in your order and head to your fave local comic shop to nab it, ya swab!

FC • 52 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by Jim Engel!
Rocky & Bullwinkle Classics, Vol. 2: Vacational Therapy

RnB_Classics02Al Kilgore, Jack Mendelsohn, Dave Berg, more (w) • Al Kilgore, Fred Fredericks, Jerry Robinson, Mel Crawford, more (a) • Kilgore (c)

The earliest comic book adventures of America’s favorite moose and squirrel are collected here in Rocky & Bullwinkle Classics. Presenting re-mastered stories from Gold Key comics #5–8, enjoy classic moose-adventures like “Underwater Moose,” “Petty Piracy,” “Vacational Therapy,” “Muscle Bound Moose,” “Roll Call,” “Dud Ringer,” and many more.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 124 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-019-3

Bullet points:

  • Includes tales from Peabody and Sherman, Dudley Do-Right, and the whole gang.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #13 (Retailer incentive cover shown)

TMNT_Animate13_cvrRI copyJackson Lanzing, David Server (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Dario Brizuela (c)

The Kraang have infiltrated the local zoo, and the mutation possibilities are endless! With no way in without being seen, the Turtles are at a loss to stop the mass mutation. Their only hope lies with April! Can she stop the Kraang’s newest scheme in time?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by Billy Martin!
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 5

TMNTtalesVol5CVR copyPeter Laird, Jim Lawson, Sonia Murphy, Steve Murphy, Scott Cohn (w) • Jim Lawson, Steph Dumais, D’Israeli, Scott Cohn, Dario Brizuela (a) • Jim Lawson (c)

Volume 5 collects issues #9–12 of Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume Two, including the stories “The Path,” “Kaddish,” “The Quick and the Dead,” and “Paris Nocturne” as well as back-up stories by classic and emerging Turtles writers and artists.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 140 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-022-3

Bullet points:

  • Features all-new colors!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Utrom Empire

TMNT_UE_CVR copyPaul Allor (w) • Andy Kuhn (a & c)

Collecting the cosmos-spanning mini-series, Utrom Empire takes us to the site of the Technodrome, where Krang’s plans to destroy the Earth are ramping up. Little does he know that Baxter Stockman plans to harness its power for himself! As the two villains scheme, one imprisoned robot holds the key to success—Fugitoid! Will he be able to reach out to the Turtles in time? All this plus the long-awaited story of Krang’s mission to preserve the alien Utrom race!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-024-7

Bullet points:

  • A thorough and powerful exploration of a major part of the TMNT universe/mythology.” –Adventures In Poor Taste
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original Motion Picture Special Edition

TMNT_MP_cvrPeter Laird (w) • Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Eric Talbot (a) • Eastman (c)

Taking it back to where the motion picture history of the TMNT started! Relive the classic 1990 TMNT movie with this collection of the original adaptation presented in all-new color. Also includes the full 62-page roughs from Kevin Eastman, with his original placement notes for the pages that were printed in the Archie Comics edition as well as the “cut scenes” that were added back into the Mirage edition. The perfect companion to the ever-growing library of Eastman TMNT hardcovers!

HC • FC • $29.99 • 8.5” x 12.5” • 136 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-023-0

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1: Change is Constant 2014

TMNT_CiC_cvrKevin Eastman, Tom Waltz (w) • Dan Duncan (a) • Dave Wilkins (c)

The new adventures of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles begin here! This is the perfect spot to jump onto the hit IDW series! The group is separated as Raphael wanders the streets of NYC in search of food and shelter. His brothers and Master Splinter are searching for him, but so far all they can find is trouble–in the form of mutant alley cat Old Hob and his gang of criminals! Join Tom Waltz, Dan Duncan, and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman for the start of a wild ride!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-025-4

Bullet points:

  • Collects the first four issues of the new ongoing series in a fresh presentation topped off by a stunning Dave Wilkins cover!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series, Vol. 1 2014

TMNT_Micro_cvrBrian Lynch, Tom Waltz (w) • Franco Urru, Andy Kuhn, Valerio Schiti, Ross Campbell (a) • Dave Wilkins (c)

Four stand-alone tales centering on each Turtle! Raphael is looking for answers but finds Casey Jones instead. Michelangelo explores New York City and stumbles onto a high-stakes heist. Donatello goes incognito to a science fair and finds out that it’s being put on by none other than Baxter Stockman. And finally, Leonardo does battle with the ruthless Foot Clan!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-026-1

Bullet points:

  • A great way for longtime and new Turtles fans to enjoy the Micro tales that kicked off the IDW run!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #36

TMNT36_cvr copyTom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Mateus Santolouco (a) • Santolouco, Eastman (c)

Leonardo and Splinter plan for the coming war with Shredder. As they meditate on what their true path must be, they are engulfed by darkness. And from that darkness emerges… the Rat King! Will his meddling with their minds lead to salvation or madness?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The fan-favorite character that everyone has been asking for is here!
  • Variant cover by Mark Torres!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #2 (of 4)

TMNT_TnT02_cvrA copyErik Burnham (w) • Charles Paul Wilson III (a) • David Petersen (c)

The Turtles’ journey through time continues, and the next stop is Feudal Japan! The Turtles will meet some familiar faces and be forced to make one of the most important decisions of their lives. Will stopping the Shredder mean the end of the Turtles as we know them?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • From the creative team that brought you “TMNT Micro-Series: Splinter”!
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison®’s City on the Edge of Forever #2 (of 5)

ST_CityForever02_cvrA copyHarlan Ellison, Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Juan Ortiz (c)

Harlan Ellison’s Hugo and WGA Award-winning teleplay, visualized for the first time! Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Yeoman Rand return to the Enterprise following their first encounter with the Guardians of Forever, only to find a darker, more vicious crew of renegades awaiting them! Can they return the timestream to its proper state? And will they even survive long enough to try?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A Star Trek event nearly 50 years in the making!
  • Adapted by the Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who team working closely with Harlan Ellison!
  • Regular covers by Juan Ortiz (Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz)
  • The filmed episode is ranked as one of TV Guide’s Top 100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History!
Star Trek #35

ST-movieII35-coverMike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)

“The Q Gambit” begins here! The crew of the new STAR TREK film franchise encounters the classic Trek villain Q for the first time, only in this all-new 6-part galaxy-spanning adventure developed in associataion with screenwriter/producer Roberto Orci! The mischievous Q sends James T. Kirk on quest that will see the Enterprise joining forces with familiar faces from Star Trek lore, beginning with the crew of a certain space station…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The Star Trek comic event of the year!
  • Featuring new artist Tony Shasteen (Vampire Diaries, Batman: Arkham Unhinged, and more)!
Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone

ST_FleshnStone01_cvrScott and David Tipton (w) • Sharp Bros. (a & c)

When a Starfleet medical conference is crashed by a deadly metamorphic virus, Doctors Beverly Crusher, Julian Bashir and Katherine Pulaski have to race against time…to find a cure. The answers lie in the distant past, deep within the files of Dr. Leonard McCoy! All of Star Trek’s medical officers team up for the first time ever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Created in conjunction with XPRIZE, sponsors of the Qualcomm Medical Tricorder competition!
Ghostbusters #18 (Retailer incentive cover shown)

GB-NEW18-coverRIErik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

Tiamat’s chaotic presence continues to be felt in New York City, and the Ghostbusters are at wits’ end as to how to deal with it. She’s clearly too powerful to capture, and she may be impossible to destroy… does that leave only the most drastic of options open to the team? Mass Hysteria continues here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Part 6 of the 30th Anniversary Celebration, Mass Hysteria!
  • Variant cover by Roberto Goiriz
Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #14 (Retailer incentive cover shown)

GODZILLA_ROE_14_cvrRI copyChris Mowry (w) • Matt Frank(a & c)

As our world recovers following Godzilla’s climactic battle against the Devonians, a threat unlike any before takes aim at not only our world, but the monsters themselves! One of the biggest chapters in the series starts right here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A new world-wide threat emerges!
  • Variant cover by Jeff Zornow!
Judge Dredd #21

JudgeDredd-21-cvrDuane Swierczynski (w) • Shane Pierce (a) • David Stoupakis (c)

To Live and Die in Deadworld”—Judge Anderson is presumed dead, her body hopelessly transformed into the most mysterious of the new Dark Judges—JUDGE BLANK. But don’t count Anderson out yet. Her consciousness is loose in the vast, cold expanse of Deadworld, and she’s desperately trying to find her way back to Mega-City One. But where she ends up just might be the most frightening place of all…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Special standalone story with art by Shane Pierce!
Rogue Trooper Classics #3 (of 12)

RogueTrooperClassics03_cvrGerry Finley-Day (w) • Dave Gibbons, Colin Wilson, Mike Dorey (a) • John McCrea (c)

Clone war! Nu-Earth, a planet ravaged by war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. In this battle-scarred landscape, the Norts and Southers fight where only the Genetic Infantrymen can survive unaided. Rogue is one such soldier, and these are his tales… all in color for the very first time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Art by Dave Gibbons, of Watchmen and Doctor Who fame!
  • All-new covers by Eisner Award winner John McCrea!
  • Enjoy the classic Rogue Trooper strips in color for the first time!
24 #4

24_04-cvrA copyEd Brisson (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Davide Furnò (c)

Now that you’ve seen Jack Bauer’s return to television in LIVE ANOTHER DAY, read the story that sent the heroic agent spiraling into his darkest days as an international fugitive. In Odessa, Ukraine, Jack has found himself stuck between the CIA and a Russian mobster from his past. How will he get out of this one?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Written by Ed Brisson (Comeback, Secret Avengers)!
  • Art by Eisner Award nominee Michael Gaydos (Alias)!
The X-Files: Season 10 #14

XFiless10_14_cvr copyJoe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

Pilgrims, Part 4 of 5: Agent Mulder has been infected with black oil, playing host to an alien being seeking to use his knowledge, history, and expertise to unlock something mysteriously and terribly powerful. But Mulder and the would-be alien colonist possessing him aren’t the only ones looking for it…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Ask your retailer about the Mark McHaley variant cover featuring Agent Mulder!
  • Witness the strange return of fan-favorite character Alex Krycek!
The X-Files: Year Zero #1 (of 5)—SPOTLIGHT

XFiles_YZ01_cvr copyKarl Kesel (w) • Vic Malhotra, Greg Scott (a) • Carlos Valenzuela (c)

When a blue-collar worker from New Jersey passes prophetic messages to the FBI from a mysterious “Mr. Zero,” Mulder is convinced it is the same otherworldly entity that contacted the FBI through a suburban housewife in the 1940s. This similarly named “Mr. Xero” pointed the FBI toward many unusual cases, leading to the establishment of “the X-Files”!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • At last, the true origin of “The X-Files”!
  • Written by Karl Kesel (Fantastic Four, Superboy)!
  • Ask your retailer about the Francesco Francavilla variant cover!
V-Wars #4

VWars04-cvrA copyJonathan Maberry (w) • Alan Robinson (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

A group of vampires who claim to be nonviolent and non-predatory, try to settle in a small southern town. When problems escalate between ‘Bloods’ (vampires) and ‘Beats’ (non-infected humans), the military special operations unit, V-8, rolls in to contain the situation. This one doesn’t end well for anyone.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • By New York Times best-selling author, Jonathan Maberry!
V-Wars: Blood and Fire—CERTIFIED COOL

vWars_GrungeKevin J. Anderson, Scott Sigler, Larry Correia, Joe McKinney, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, James A. Moore, Jonathan Maberry (w) • N/A (a & c)

It’s been one year since a virus triggered junk DNA and people all over the world started changing. Becoming something else. Craving blood. It’s been ten months since the word “vampire” stopped being something from old monster stories and Hollywood movies. It’s been six months since our world and theirs erupted into war. It’s been two months since an uneasy peace was signed. It’s been one hour since that peace was shattered. The war is here again. The vampire war. Our world will burn. Our world will bleed. When anyone can turn, when every street is a battlefield, there is nowhere to run.

HC • B&W • $24.99 • 360 pages • 6.25” x 9.375” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-027-8

Bullet points:

  • All-new Prose stories from some of today’s best horror authors.
Winterworld #2

Wiinterworld02_cvrChuck Dixon (w) • Butch Guice (a & c)

The saga of Scully and Wynn continues as they search for a fabled village by the sea where rumors tell of a warm heaven in this cold hell. Wynn is still in search of her parents and the village of La Niña may be the place they were heading when she was abandoned as a child. Scully just wants to find enough fuel to keep their new vehicle on the move. But will they find death at the end of the icy road?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Written & co-created by Chuck Dixon (G.I. JOE, Batman, Nightwing)!
  • Art by Butch Guice (Captain America, Birds of Prey, Action Comics)!
Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone #1—SPOTLIGHT (Mock cover shown)

BorderlandsFoF-mockMikey Neumann (w) • Agustin Padilla (a & c)

The epic story of Borderlands continues in part one of the new series, where fans find out what happens after Roland, Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick step out of Marcus’s bus. As soon as they arrive in the once-prosperous town of Fyrestone, they realize that Pandora is a far more dangerous planet than they first imagined. The Vault Hunters will go up against a ruthless bandit known as “Nine Toes,” but will they be able to overcome him?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone features other fan-favorite characters like Claptrap, Dr. Ned, and TK Baha!
  • Written by original game writer, Mikey Neumann, with art by the fantastic Agustin Padilla — the very same creative team behind the smash-hit Borderlands: Origins!

Offered Again!

  • Borderlands: Origins TPB • FC • $17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-601-8
The Last Fall #1 (of 5)—SPOTLIGHT

LastFall_cvrATom Waltz (w) • Casey Maloney (a & c)

Marcus Fall is a battle-hardened soldier in a long-running inter-planetary war. After multiple combat tours, Fall is finally able to leave the military and return to his beloved wife and son. But his happy homecoming comes to a tragic end when a suicide bomber murders his family. Devastated, Fall returns to the war with one bloody mission in mind: revenge against the enemy… every last one of them.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • An all-new original sci-fi/military drama from the creative team behind the critically acclaimed Children of the Grave – fan-favorite writer Tom Waltz (TMNT) and artist Casey Maloney (Star Trek).
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: The Original Classic Cartoons by Robert Ripley

Ripley1_PR copyRobert Ripley (w & a & c)

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums are among the most popular attractions worldwide, yet most people don’t know that it all started with a daily cartoon drawn by one man–Robert Ripley.

Originally a sports cartoonist, Ripley developed Believe It or Not! in the 1920s. By the end of the decade, the series had become a phenomenal hit. In an era when few people traveled outside their own hometown, let alone out of the country, Ripley became a globetrotter, seeking stories of bizarre and unusual proportion to put in his internationally known feature. The cartoons were adapted into radio and television programs, and helped make Ripley the highest paid cartoonist in the world.

This series begins a chronological reprinting of Ripley’s famous daily cartoons in hardcover collections, reminding us that first and foremost Robert Ripley–explorer, radio, movie and television personality, entrepreneur, and museum impresario–was an astounding artist-cartoonist.

HC • B&W • $39.99 • 328 pages • 11” x 7.5” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-890-6

Bullet points:

  • This first volume reprises cartoons from 1929 and 1930, when Ripley’s fame raised him from relative obscurity to international celebrity.
  • Includes bonus and background material from Ripley’s impressive archives.
Rip Kirby, Vol. 7

Rip7_PR copyFred Dickenson (w) • John Prentice (a & c)

In this seventh volume, Al Williamson takes on a larger role as John Prentice’s assistant, and Prentice fully hits his stride while Fred Dickenson continues to write Rip’s adventures. Rip Kirby, the suave gentleman detective is the right man for his times as then-current 1960s culture reflects a new fascination with sophisticated stories featuring agents, both secret and otherwise. The strips are reproduced from the original King Features Syndicate proofs, insuring that every daily will look even better than when they were first published in newspapers over 50 years ago. Contains nine complete stories in more than 800 sequential comics!

HC • B&W • $49.99 • 288 pages • 11” x 10” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-034-6

Bullet points:

  • Collects strips from February 12, 1962 to October 10, 1964.
WEIRD Love #2

WeirdLove_2_GOOD copyVarious (w & a & c)

The first issue of WEIRD Love was a blazing buzz book—the hot gossipy talk of comic fans! Now, right on the heels—the HIGH heels—of that controversial comic is the second stupifying issue of 1950s and beyond kinky classics. WEIRD Love #2 leads off with a tawdry, torrid tale, “Yes, I was an Escort Girl!” with a vintage salacious cover to match! Five more bizarro stories luridly illustrated with Good Girl Art follow, including, “Mini-skirts Must Go!” and “Too Fat for Love!” WEIRD Love has been called “by far the most jaw-dropping and entertaining comic today!” Order this and you will see why fanboys and fangirls!

FC • 48 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • $3.99 for 48 pages of lovingly weird comics from the Eisner-winning master of archival comics, Craig Yoe and Yoe Studios!
Star Slammers: Re-mastered! #5

StarSlammers05_cvrWalter Simonson (w & a & c)

Chapter 2: The Empire: The Starship Meredith is flying to the Imperial Capitol of Knossos, carrying priceless cargo, a captured Star Slammer. But things have gone terribly wrong. A hidden assassin aboard the ship has apparently killed the Slammer and his jailers. And the only way for Colonel Phaedra to find out what happened is for her to force the Emperor’s personal telepath to access the minds of the dead men!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Each page of art has been scanned from Simonson’s personal archives to ensure the finest reproduction!
  • Completely re-mastered and re-colored!
Star Mage #4 (of 6)

StarMage04_cvrJC De La Torre (w) • Franco Cespedes (a & c)

A few months after the dramatic cliffhanger in Issue 3, Darien and his friends are forced to fend off Orasmas’ monsters while Arylos searches for the truth. Plus, what does Earthen Aaron King have to do with anything?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A crucial new character is revealed!
  • Star Mage has been called “Part Ender’s Game, part Last Starfighter, even part Star Wars.”
  • This issue also features two comic shorts - Whimsy by Marcus Rocco and Jean-Francois Beaulieu and Soul Men Guide Files 03 by Sal Brucculeri and Ibai Canales.
Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night #2 (of 4)

KillShakespeareVOL4-02-cov copyAnthony Del Col & Conor McCreery(w) • Andy Belanger (a & c)

Mutiny! With Titus’s deadly battleship in hot pursuit and Hamlet and Juliet’s lives in the balance, Viola must either defend her lover Captain Cesario’s decision to protect their stowaways, or lead a full-stage pirate mutiny against him.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • An excellent companion piece to the new Kill Shakespeare board game released by IDW Games!
Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland HC—SPOTLIGHT

wraithHCJoe Hill (w) • Charles P. Wilson III (a) • Gabriel Rodriguez (c)

Joe Hill’sNew York Times bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Talent Manx III. Now, in an original new comic miniseries, Hill throws wide the candy cane gates to tell a standalone story that is at once both accessible to new readers and sure to delight fans of the book.

HC • FC • $29.99 • 172 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-898-2

Bullet points:

  • Like the masterful writer that Hill is, he is building, brick by brick, introducing characters and developing a story that appears to be aiming for nightmarish soul sucking horror with real world blood and guts crime as well.” –Comic Bastards
Wraith #1 Director’s Cut—CERTIFIED COOL

Wraith01_cvr_DC copyJoe Hill (w) • Charles P. Wilson III (a & c)

Joe Hill‘s New York Times Bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland, and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Talent Manx III. Now, Hill and artist Charlie “Talent” Wilson III welcome you to Christmasland in this special extra-length version of the first issue, which also includes all of the issue’s covers and the full original comic-book script by Joe Hill.

FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

  • Ever wanted to see the inner workings of a comic? This Director’s Cut contains the entire script from the first issue!
Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows #1 Hundred Penny Press Edition—CERTIFIED COOL

HPP_LK_cvr copyJoe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

The bargain-priced debut issues of the beloved series continue here with this dollar comic presenting “The Haunting of Keyhouse,” the first chapter of Crown of Shadows, the haunting third storyline in the Locke & Key saga!

FC • 32 pages • $1.00

Monster Motors One-Shot—CERTIFIED COOL

MonsterMotors_cvr copyBrian Lynch (w) • Nick Roche (a & c)

The once-quiet town of Transylvania, Kentucky is under attack from Cadillacula, an evil vampire-car that sucks the gas out of other vehicles! The more victims he claims, the more powerful he gets. Genius mechanic Vic Frankenstein has a solution: build a monster to fight a monster. Vic and his android assistant iGOR (interactive Garage Operations Robot) assemble a giant truck from the pieces of the town’s fallen vehicles. Frankenride is born and the battle between good and evil hits the road!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Bullet points:

  • An all-new one-shot from the writer of Angel: After the Fall and the films Minions, Hop, and Puss in Boots!
  • Art by Transformers fan-favorite artist Nick Roche!
Doberman #1—SPOTLIGHT

Doberman01-cvrAJack Lambert, Scott Marder and Rob Rosell (w) • Brandon McKinney (a) • Bernard Chang (c)

Frank Doberman was the greatest detective of his era with the fastest car, biggest gun, and longest… um… arrest record. But after a drug bust went horribly wrong, Doberman disappeared, seeking solace in Mother Nature. Now lured back to the Force by the promise of vengeance, and an ice-cold six-pack, Doberman has to deal with a new age of computers, regulations, and an uber-villain whom the world seems to believe has changed his ways.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Don’t miss this new action comedy from the writers of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia!
Indestructible #7

Indestructable07-cvrA copyKen Kristensen (w) • Giancarlo Caracuzzo (a) • Jose Lopez (c)

Barely escaping the Super Illustrated photo shoot with their body parts (and dignity) intact, Stoner and Barry run into some unexpected trouble as they prep for their People’s Choice Awards debut. Meanwhile, Art gets poked, June gets bounced, Cathy gets spurned, Nancy gets pissed, and the mysterious kidnapper, Tarr, gets deadly serious.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Things just keep getting worse for Greg Pincus in Indestructible, created by Jeff Kline (Transformers: Prime)!
Gate-Way, Vol. 1: A New World

Gateway_cvrJoe Halpin, Sr. (w) • Juanfrancisco Moyano (a & c)

In a surreal setting where a red sky burns bright and the blanket of night brings a terror known only as the Dark Souls, ex-cop Jake Ryan struggles to make sense of his surroundings. Gate-Way is a story that weaves a rich tapestry of loyalty, lust, intrigue, and betrayal as beggars, thieves, priests, and murderers all vie for power in a world that rewards the bold and enslaves the weak.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-013-1

Bullet points:

  • Collects issues #1–4.
Infestation Omnibus

Infestation_Omnibus copyDan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Mike Raicht, Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Erik Burnham, Jason M. Burns, Duane Swierczynski, Chuck Dixon, Paul Crilley, Chris Ryall, Tristan Jones (w) • David Messina, Nick Roche, Giovanni Timpano, Gary Erskine, Casey Maloney, Kyle Hotz, Antonio Camp, Valerio Schiti, Guido Guidi, Alan Robinson, Mark Torres, Valentine De Landro, Stuart Sayger (a) • Gabriel Rodriguez (c)

Complete Infestation! A dimensions-spanning zombie outbreak and The Elder Gods of H.P. Lovecraft invade the worlds of CVO, The Transformers, G.I. JOE, Star Trek, Ghostbusters, 30 Days of Night, Dungeons & Dragons, and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 532 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-014-8

Bullet points:

  • Collects both Infestation series into one huge book!
Warehouse Find! Convention Season is once again upon us! Last chance to get these convention exclusives:
  • Anne Rice’s Servant of the Bones HC S/N Variant • FC • $32.00 net price item • ISBN: 978-1-63140-099-5
  • Ashley Wood’s Machine Sabbath HC SDCC 2013 Variant • FC • $20.00 net price item • ISBN: 978-1-63140-098-8
  • Dave Stevens Stories & Covers HC SDCC 2012 Variant • FC • $60.00 net price item • ISBN: 978-1-63140-095-7
  • The Hollows HC SDCC 2013 Variant • FC • $20.00 net price item • ISBN: 978-1-63140-100-8
  • IDW Convention Sketchbook HC • FC • $10.00 net price item • ISBN: 978-1-63140-096-4
  • Lore 2012 Premiere Convention Edition HC • FC • $60.00 net price item • ISBN: 978-1-63140-097-1
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