IDW Solicitations For August 2011

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IDW  has provided BF with info on their titles, shipping worldwide in August 2011.

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

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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (w) • Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, and Michael Dooney (a) • Eastman, Laird (c)
Rediscover the underground roots of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, starting with this special edition hardcover collection of Mirage Studios' issues #1–7 along with the Raphael one-shot by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird! With over 300 pages of mutated-martial arts action, this volume is perfect for fans to relive the glorious days of the Turtles' origins as well as an excellent place for new readers to see where the TMNT phenomena began.
HC • B/W • 312 Pages • 9" x 12" • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-007-8

Bullet Points:
•    The first in a series of definitive collections re-presenting the title that launched everything!
•    This oversize, hardcover edition features annotations and notes from Kevin Eastman!

True Blood: The French Quarter #1 (of 6)
Mariah Huehner, David Tischman (w) • David Messina, Claudia Balboni (a) • Messina, Joe Corroney (c)
In this sequel to the first NYT best-selling TRUE BLOOD miniseries, "All Together Now," mind-reading waitress Sookie Stackhouse is in New Orleans, helping Vampire Sherrif Eric Northman track down an insane killer named Guerra. Eric and Godric killed Guerra in Paris, more than 200 years ago. Or did they? 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? A sticky and sexy original adventure, based on the HBO mega-hit created by Alan Ball.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

•    Joe Corroney sketch cover!
•    Photo variant cover!
•    Unique original sketch cover by Joe Corroney

Bullet points:
•    Season 4 of HBO’s hit series starts this summer!
•    The sequel to the New York Times best-selling book True Blood: All Together Now!

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

Jenny Frison cover
Anne Rice signed edition

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

G.I. Joe Ongoing Vol. 2 #4
Chuck Dixon (w) • Javier Saltares (a) • Tom Feister, Saltares (c)
The Pit destroyed! The Joes on the run! General Hawk under arrest! Team Alpha exposed to a lethal virus! The Cobra Civil War takes another deadly turn as the contest between the baddest of the bad grinds on. The prize? The role of Cobra Commander!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
 FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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

Bullet points:
•    A COBRA CIVIL WAR tie-in!
•    More Joes fall in the line of duty…

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

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

Bullet points:
•    A COBRA CIVIL WAR tie-in!
•    The final confrontation between Snake Eyes and Slice & Dice!

Cobra Ongoing #4

Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • David Williams, Fuso (c)
Major Bludd: Cobra's jailer; Cobra's drug-runner; Cobra's disrespected workman. Nobody expects him to win this contest. Nobody even knows why he's in the running. But Major Bludd has made a career of being under-estimated. And he has an ace up his sleeve that might make him the most dangerous dark-horse candidate in the race for Commander...
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
•    A COBRA CIVIL WAR tie-in!
•    From the award-winning team of Mike Costa and Antonio Fuso!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #169

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

Larry Hama variant sketch cover

G.I. JOE, Vol. 5

Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a) • Tom Whalen (c)
The concluding volume to the first major story arc in IDW's critically acclaimed relaunch of the G.I. JOE mythos! Snake Eyes and Agent Helix battle alone in a snake pit of COBRA agents, deep in the heart of the arctic, while the Baroness and Destro finish their work on the M.A.S.S. Device, making COBRA a dominant force—anywhere on Earth! Then General Hawk, Duke, and Scarlett battle for their lives in the final chapter of M.A.S.S. DESTRUCTION!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-000-0

Bullet Points:
•    The end of the beginning! Next up? COBRA CIVIL WAR.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions, Vol. 4

Larry Hama (w) • Dave Cockrum, Herb Trimpe, Javier Saltares (a) • Robert Atkins (c)
The end is in sight for SPECIAL MISSIONS. Volume 4 collects issues #22–28, wrapping up the series that went into the darker, more realistic wartime situations that A Real American Hero couldn't touch. Includes stories like "Decisions," "Scoop," "Passing of the Guard," and the finale, "Condor."
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 156 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-959-1

Bullet Points:
•    The explosive conclusion to SPECIAL MISSIONS, complete with commentary by Mark W. Bellomo.  

Transformers Classics: UK, Vol. 1

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

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

Transformers #23
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Alex Milne x 2 (c)
CHAOS Prelude! Last issue, you discovered the first ever meeting between Optimus Prime and Megatron. And if the surprises there weren’t enough—you won’t believe what happens just hours later! Optimus Prime recounts the fascinating end of their introduction as he decides the fate of the jailed Megatron. This one’s a keeper, folks! Now let the CHAOS BEGIN!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

•    Black & White wraparound Alex Milne cover
Bullet points:
•    TRANSFORMERS goes bi-weekly!
•    The origin of the Autobots!
•    Fan-favorites James Roberts and Alex Milne team-up for the first time!

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

•    Black & White Livio Ramondelli cover!

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

JULY 2011
Transformers # 21: Prelude to Chaos
Transformers # 22: Chaos Theory Part 1

Transformers # 23: Chaos Theory Part 2
Transformers # 24: Chaos Part 1

Transformers # 25: The Last Story on Earth Part 1
Transformers # 26: Chaos Part 2

Transformers # 27: The Last Story on Earth Part 2
Transformers # 28: Chaos Part 3

Transformers # 29: The Last Story on Earth Part 3
Transformers # 30: Chaos Part 4

Transformers # 31: Chaos Epilogue
Transformers # 125: ENCRYPTED

Locke & Key: Clockworks #2 (of 6)
Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)
Chapter Two – “SMASH!” The 2011 Eisner-nominated series continues here! Terror runs wild, and the Locke family comes to grief in the smash-ingest story of the series yet!
FC • $3.99 • 32 Pages

Gabriel Rodriguez cover

Bullet points:
•    Only 11 issues to go!

IDW 2011 Eisner Nominations!
This year, IDW has been nominated for an unprecedented 12 Eisner Awards! Stock up here on all these critically acclaimed books!

Locke & Key, nominated for 4 Eisners! Joe Hill for best writer! Gabriel Rodriguez for best penciller/inker! Best single issue! Best continuing series!

Offered Again!
Locke & Key HC Vol 1 Welcome to Lovecraft • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-237-0
Locke & Key HC Vol 2 Head Games  • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-483-1
Locke & Key HC Vol 3 Crown of Shadows • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-695-8
Locke & Key TPB Vol 1 Welcome to Lovecraft • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-384-1
Locke & Key TPB Vol 2 Head Games  • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-761-0

Archie: The Complete Daily Newspaper Strips nominated for best archival collection!
Archie: The Complete Daily Newspaper Strips • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-669-9
Archie: The Best of Stan Goldberg HC Vol 1  • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-736-8
Archie: Seven Decades HC • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-754-2
Archie: Pureheart the Powerful • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-688-0

The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition nominated for best archival collection and publication design!
Rocketeer Complete Collection HC  • FC • $29.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-538-8
Rocketeer Complete Collection HC Deluxe Ed  • FC • $75.00 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-537-1

Polly and Her Pals nominated for best archival collection and publication design!
Polly and Her Pals Complete Sunday Comics • FC • $75.00 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-711-5

Darwyn Cooke nominated for best writer/artist and letterer for Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit!
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-493-0
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit  • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-762-7

Rocketeer Adventures #4 (of 4)
Dave Gibbons, Joe Pruett, John Arcudi (w) • Scott Hampton, Tony Harris, Brendan McCarthy (a) • Alex Ross, Dave Stevens (c)
A trio of stories by a trio of brilliant creative teams! A spectacular adventure with Cliff and a prowling Japanese submarine could spell the end of the Rocketeer, while a day at the beach becomes anything but relaxing for Cliff, Betty and Peevy. Plus a story of a sexy Nazi saboteur hell-bent on acquiring Cliff’s jetpack!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Alex Ross, 1 Dave Stevens sketch cover)
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Alex Ross variant sketch cover
    Rocketeer #4 Black & White Edition (the entire comic in b&w!)

Bullet points:
•    Concluding the smash-hit anthology of Dave Stevens’ beloved creation!
•    A portion of proceeds will be donated to hairy cell leukemia research.

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

    Menton3 cover!

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

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun: Ianto's Tomb

Alex Irvine (w) • Peter Burgting (a) • Andy Brase (c)
Beneath a crimson sun lie wastelands of majestic desolation and cities of cruel splendor, where life hangs by a thread. Welcome to Athas! When an imprisoned gladiator named Grudvik escapes the city of Tyr, a part-time slave hunter and full-time dune trader is hired to bring back the fugitive. But after crossing swords, the pair must join forces to survive the harsh desert.
HC • FC • $24.99 • 132 Pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-996-6

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

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

    Legend of Drizzt #1: Playable Module Edition!
    Playable Module Edition, signed by R.A. Salvatore!
Bullet points:
•    From New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, leading directly into his next Drizzt novel!
•    Ask your retailer how to get the Playable Module Edition!
•    Ask your retailer how to get the Playable Module Edition, signed by R.A. Salvatore!

Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms—Legend of Drizzt Omnibus, Vol. 1

R.A. Salvatore, Andrew Dabb (w) • Tim Seeley (a) • Tyler Walpole (c)
Adapted from the famous books by R.A. Salvatore, Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms—Legend of Drizt Omnibus, Vol. 1 delivers the first three graphic novels in the Dark Elf Trilogy—Homeland, Exile and Sojourn—into one great book! This story takes you from the moments before the birth of Drizzt to the point where he leaves his home world and ventures to the unknown.
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 424 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-997-3

Bullet Points:
•    Features Drizzt Do’Urden, the most popular character from Forgotten Realms!

Doctor Who #8

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

Matthew Dow Smith cover

Doctor Who Annual 2011

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

Photo cover!

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

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

Offered Again!
Doctor Who Agent Provocateur TPB • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-196-0
Doctor Who Classics Omnibus TPB Vol 1  • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-622-4
Doctor Who Forgotten TPB • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-396-4
Doctor Who Ongoing TPB Vol 1 Fugitive • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-607-1
Doctor Who Ongoing TPB Vol 2 Tessaract  • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-756-6
Doctor Who Ongoing TPB Vol 3 Final Sacrifice • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-846-4
Doctor Who Ongoing Vol 2 TPB Vol 1 Ripper • $17.99  • ISBN: 978-1-60010-974-4

Doctor Who Classics Omnibus, Vol. 2

Steve Parkhouse, Steve Dillon, Alan McKenzie (w) • Mike McMahon, Dave Gibbons, Steve Parkhouse, Mick Austin, Steve Dillon, John Ridgway (a) • Robert Hack (c)

More classic tales from Doctor Who! Join the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Doctors as they right wrongs and meet new creatures while they travel through time and space. This collection includes stories such as "The Tides of Time," Junk-Yard Demon," "4-Dimensional Vistas," "The Moderator," “Voyager," "Funhouse,” and many more.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 400 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-998-0

30 Days of Night: Night, Again #4 (of 4)

Joe Lansdale (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)
It’s Barrow, Alaska, and it’s dark, so you know what that means! Or do you? In the ballistic series finale, Trudy, Bud, and their fellow humans are trapped as the vicious She and her gang of rabid vampires mount an all-out attack. All would seem lost, but the humans have a secret weapon to turn the tide of battle—an ancient Golem with a very, very bad temper! Written and illustrated by horror legends Joe Lansdale and Sam Kieth!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Davide Furnò cover

Bullet points:
•    Blood curdling final issue!

Remains (New Printing)

Steve Niles (w) • Kieron Dwyer (a & c)

Back in print! When the world goes mad, a blackjack dealer and an exotic dancer are mysteriously spared. But now they're trapped in Reno, surrounded by a veritable army of the undead — and with no idea what might wait for them beyond the city limits if they can escape. Are they the last man and woman on Earth? And if so, how long can they last?

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 116 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-93228-238-9

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

That Hellbound Train #3 (of 3)
Robert Bloch, Joe and John Lansdale (w) • Dave Wachter (a) • menton3 (c)
Martin's deal with the Conductor of the Hellbound Train has brought him the ability to chose the perfect moment to enshrine his success forever.  But the Conductor knows something that Martin doesn't... that his own vices will be his undoing!  Martin is on a train ride with destiny and the last stop is Hell!  Will he be able make a detour in time? The Lansdales and Dave Wachter bring Robert Bloch's classic American folk tale to a fantastic conclusion!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

    Mike Manomivibul cover

Bullet points:
•    Adapted from an original short story by Robert Bloch, the sci-fi and horror master who penned the Psycho novel!
•    Adapted by horror legend Joe R. Lansdale!
•    Dave Wachter’s The Guns of Shadow Valley was nominated for a 2010 Eisner award!

Crawl To Me #2 (of 4)

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

David Lupton cover

Duke Nukem #2 (of 4)

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

Duke Nukem Forever Concept Art Team cover!

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

Crysis #3 (of 6)
Richard K. Morgan (w) • Peter Bergting (a & c)
The mysteries of Lingshan deepen as Prophet and the remnants of Raptor Team race to reach an extraction point on the far aside of the island. Their only route of escape—through the mountain stronghold of the alien creatures. What they find waiting for them there will shatter all their previous ideas about the Ceph threat and place them further from rescue than ever before.
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Crysis 2 Concept Art Team cover!

Bullet Points:
•    From the award-winning lead writer of the hit video game Crysis 2, and the artist of Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun!

Infestation: Outbreak #3 (of 4)
Chris Ryall & Tom Waltz (w) • David Messina (a) • Messina, Davide Furno (c)
Consider the new Infestation... OUTBROKEN! Covert Vampiric Operations are on the verge of being overwhelmed as the threat goes global.  Team-infighting, malfunctioning new super-powers and a mischievous, chain-smoking little alien named Archie could all derail the team... at the exact moment when CVO needs to be at its finest!  Action-a-plenty here, folks!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

David Messina character cover

Bullet points:
•    The Infestation continues to spread, with a new diabolical evil revealed in this
•    Featuring IDW’s vampire team CVO and characters from Groom Lake!

Infestation, Vol 2
Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Erik Burnham, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
 (w) • Casey Maloney, Kyle Hotz, David Messina (a) • John K. Snyder III (c)
The first-ever event in IDW Publishing’s history crosses over into the Star Trek universe! A routine visit to a colony world takes a horrifying turn when Admiral Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy find themselves surrounded by hordes of the undead! Then, the event continues into the Ghostbusters universe, thanks to a plague of poltergeists that resist long-term storage in the containment grid, the Ghostbusters are dealing with a surplus of work... and their job is only going to get harder when Britt's zombies try to take a nibble out of the Big Apple! And, finally, back to the IDW universe for the grand finale. Britt has returned, armed with new technology that will spread the Infestation across all known realities. Zombie apocalypse looms and the remaining members of CVO are running out of options... humanity's last hope may be a risky sacrifice that could alter the IDW universe forever!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-003-0

Bullet Points:
•    IDW’s first-ever mega event ends here!
•    “It’s actually really damn good.” — GeneralJoes.com

Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths #3 (of 5)
John Layman (w) • Alberto Ponticelli (a) •  Dan Brereton, Ponticelli, (c)
Detective Makoto Sato has been framed, disgraced and left on the run.  But beware a desperate man... with a friend like MOTHRA! Sato strikes back at the Takahashi crime empire and the criminal underworld is powerless to fight back against the winged kaiju. Yet before Sato can finish the job, he learns that no man can truly control a monster!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Black &White Ponticelli cover

Bullet points:
•    This Eisner-winning  (Layman, for Chew)  and -nominated (Ponticelli, for Unknown Soldier) creative team lets loose with an action packed story that has something for everyone!
•    John Layman’s Chew has just been picked up by Showtime!

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

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

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #6
Eric Powell & Tracy Marsh (w) • Victor Dos Santos (a) • Eric Powell, Jeff Zornow (c)
Monsters continue their relentless rampage around the world, demolishing cities and shrugging off military resistance. When drastic defense measures backfire, humanity's struggle to survive takes an ugly turn. Can anything be done to stop the monster mayhem? And seriously—how many of these things can there possibly be?! Sorry, mankind... in Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #6, the hits keep coming.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Eric Powell, 1 Jeff Zornow cover)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

    Matt Frank “Kumonga” cover     

Bullet points:
•    Ask your retailer how to get a different character cover for each issue. In this issue: KUMONGA!
•    Powell & Marsh continue the devastation and new threats join the fray!

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

Offered Again!
Next Men Premiere Ed Vol 1 HC • FC • $50.00 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-365-0
Next Men Premiere Ed Vol 2 HC  • FC • $50.00 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-549-4
Next Men Premiere Ed Vol 3 HC  • FC • $50.00 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-696-5
Compleat Next Men TP Vol 1 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-173-1
Compleat Next Men TP Vol 2 • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-272-1
Danger Unlimited TP  • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-363-6
*Coming next Month: John Byrne’s Cold War!

Grimjack Omnibus, Vol. 2

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

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

CreeD: Omnichronos

Trent Kaniuga (w & a & c)
CreeD: Omnichronos tells the story of an outcast teenage boy, but this is no ordinary boy. You see... Mark Farley can travel to another world—a dreamworld where he once had the power to create anything he could imagine. In reality, he is powerless, and not even really very well liked. But in this other dimension he must face off against all of his most sinister and dark nightmarish demons, as the powerful Creed. Morphing dreamfrog dragons as protectors, talking trees, and floating islands await him, but at the center of it all lies a massive void that threatens to destroy both the dreamworld and reality. Only the true creator of the dreamworld can save both, but not if he gets caught napping in class again.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 540 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-942-3

Bullet Points:
•    Collecting every issue of videogame designer Trent Kaniuga’s ‘90s indy hit CreeD into one massive volume!

Wynonna Earp: The Yeti Wars #4 (of 4)
Beau Smith (w) • Enrique Villagran (a & c)
Bigfoot and Yeti go at it in a bloody, super heavyweight battle for paranormal supremacy! Wynonna Earp and her elite team of U.S. Marshals find themselves outnumbered and out-Monstered as they try to stop mad scientist Dr. Billy Joe Robidoux from creating a New World Order merger between The Vampire Nation and The Consortium Of Immortals. The rockin’ conclusion courtesy of master storyteller and creator Beau Smith, with cover and art by Enrique Villagran!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
•    Final Issue!

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

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

All-Ghoul School
Marc Sumerak (w) • David Bryan (a & c)
Becca Norman has everything a high school sophomore could ever want: beauty, brains, money, and popularity. But when she finds herself caught in the middle of a major cheating scandal, Becca's perfect little world comes crashing down around her! There's only one way to redeem herself—by spending the summer at a creepy old boarding school called Darkmoor Academy. Too bad Becca doesn't realize that Darkmoor Academy is secretly a finishing school for young female monsters... and she's been selected as the school's first human student! Unfortunately, Becca's creepy new classmates aren't too happy to have a human lurking in their shadows either. At her old school, Becca was at the top of the food chain, but at Darkmoor she’s no more than a midnight snack! Only with the help of some freaky new friends will Becca be able to unseat the school’s queen of mean, Elle Diablo, and restore some order to the most chaotic classroom in history. And you thought Algebra was scary!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 112 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-992-8

Little Jackie Lantern

Tom Waltz (w) • Jessica Hickman (a & c)

Halloween is on its way and Little Jackie Lantern is worried! Poor Jackie’s been afraid of the haunted holiday since he was only two years old, and he’s fretting about the spooky ghosts, ghouls, and witches to come. Will this be the year Little Jackie is finally able to join his friends during trick-or-treating, or will he do what he always does—run home frightened? In this delightful tale, find out how a little boy finds his bravery and learns how fun Halloween can truly be!

Board Book/HC • FC • $7.99 • 10 Pages • 10.6875” x 11.75” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-004-7

Archie: Best of Harry Lucey, Vol. 1
Various (w) • Harry Lucey (a & c)
Harry Lucey was the primary artist on Archie’s namesake character from the 1950s through the 1960s. Lucey is today recognized as a wonderful cartoonist with an exquisite line, and a master of comedic timing. Like the DeCarlo books before it, The Best of Harry Lucey is all scanned from original art and then colored using the original comics as guides to match the original published comics as much as possible—except with far batter production values! Archie: The Best of Harry Lucey will provide long-time Lucey fans, or those just discovering his art, with many hours of reading entertainment.
HC • FC • $24.99• 152 Pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-993-5

Bullet points:
•    Featuring an introduction by Jaime Hernandez!
•    Harry Lucey is widely regarded as one of the all-time top Archie artists.

The Complete Little Orphan Annie, Vol. 7
Harold Gray (w & a & c)
Introducing two of the strip's most incredible characters: The Asp—who has sometimes been likened to the Grim Reaper, and Mr. Am—who has been said might be a representation of the Almighty. Harold Gray is at the top of his game as he also introduces the mysterious Shanghai Peg and the frightening villain Boris Sirob, who actually kills both “Daddy” Warbucks and The Asp. “Daddy” dead? Wait until you read this one! Includes all dailies and color Sundays from October 1, 1936 through June 8, 1938.
HC • PC • $49.99 • 288 Pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-995-9

Bullet Points:
•    Edited and designed by Eisner-Award winner Dean Mullaney, with biographical text by Jeet Heer.

Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven and Other Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)
Master horror scribe Edgar Allan Poe's works are re-presented in this illustrated collection of “The Raven” and other tales. Legendary comics artist Sam Kieth (Sandman, The Maxx) provides haunting interior and cover illustrations. Prepare yourself for telltale terror the likes of which only Poe and Kieth could command.
HC • FC • $16.99 • 300 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-482-4

Bullet Points:
•    Look for The Raven motion picture, starring John Cusack, in theaters this fall!
•    Featuring new illustrations from comics legend Sam Kieth!

In the Shadow of Dracula
John Polidori, Johann Ludwig Tieck, Aleksei Tolstoy, Theodore Gautier, James Malcolm Rymer, Sheridan Le Fanu, Eliza Lynn Linton, Anne Crawford, Mary Cholmondeley, Count Stenbock, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Augustus Hare, Hume Nisbet, F. G. Loring, Marry E. Wilkins-Freeman, M. R. James, F. Marion Crawford, Algernon Blackwood, E. F. Benson, Bram Stoker, Alice and Claude Askew (w) • Michael Manomivibul (a & c)
As popular and influential as Bram Stoker’s classic tale of nocturnal menace is, that 1897 novel did not invent vampire fiction, nor was it alone in feeding the Gothic fantasies of the Victorian period. IDW Publishing presents an expertly selected menu of outstanding vampire prose stories that either informed or benefited from Bram Stoker’s hugely popular creation. These eerie tales of the undead—some 22 in all—form the core cannon of classic vampire literature. Chosen and introduced by celebrated literary scholar and author Leslie S. Klinger (The New Annotated Dracula), with illustrations by noted horror artist Michael Monomivibul, In the Shadow of Dracula brings to adventuresome readers stories of nocturnal terror that have lived in Stoker’s shadow for too long.
TPB • BW • $16.99 • 450 Pages • 7 x 10 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-957-7
Bullet Points:
•    The roots of the vampire genre!

Ray Fawkes, Hans Rodionoff (w) • Mike Huddleston (a & c)
Return to the crawling dark of Mnemovore in this first-ever collected edition of the groundbreaking 2005 horror series! Kaley Markowic is a world-class snowboarder, shattered by a calamitous accident. In the struggle to reassemble her mind, she encounters a monstrous, ancient predator hidden outside of normal human perception. Standing by and watching it devour everyone and everything she's ever cared about is not an option... but fighting it might prove to be even worse. By Ray Fawkes (Possessions, The Apocalipstix), Hans Rodionoff (Lovecraft, Man-Thing: Whatever Knows Fear), and Mike Huddleston (The Coffin, Deep Sleeper).
HC • FC • $24.99 • 160 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-005-4

Bullet Points:
•    “I wrote Mnemovore, which is essentially an attempt to bring the Lovecraftian mythos into a modern day setting," — Author Ray Fawkes, comicbookresources.com

J. Scott Campbell Fairy Tale Calendar 2012|

J. Scott Campbell (a & c)

J. Scott Campbell is the renowned creator of Danger Girl and Gen13, as well as being one of the most in-demand cover artists currently working. His first two Fairytale Fantasies calendars featured lovely renditions of fairy tale vixens, each drawn in his uniquely appealing style, and both quickly selling out. IDW is pleased to announce the third calendar in the Fairytale Fantasies series by this outstanding artist, coming in August!

FC • $19.99 • 24 Pages • 20” x 10” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-001-6

Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County 2012 Calendar
Berkeley Breathed (a & c)
Debuting on December 8, 1980, and running until August 6, 1989, Bloom County was one of the most popular and influential comic strips of a generation. The strip ran in as many as 1,500 newspapers a day, a number rarely matched before or since. Bloom County's cast includes: Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas, Cutter John, Michael Binkley, Oliver Wendell Jones, and, most popular of all, Bill the Cat, and Opus.
This 12-month calendar features 12 of the finest Sunday pages from the Bloom County run. Each Sunday page has been carefully chosen and has been digitally remastered and recolored. Also, rather than the usual two-tier format, each Sunday page is reproduced as full three-tier pages. Each month will have special moments in Bloom County history, as well as "great" moments in history.
FC • $15.99 • 24 Pages • 11” x 14” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-039-9

Bullet points:
•    The first paperback collection of Bloom County, Loose Tails, sold over one million copies, with cumulative sales of all TPBs at over Six Million copies!
•    Berkeley Breathed was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1987 for his work on Bloom County, as well as a Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction for the Mars Needs Moms! 2008 Picture Book.


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