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IDW Solicitations - October '05

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Click to enlargeClick to enlargeTransformers: Infiltration #0
Simon Furman (w); EJ Su (a); EJ Su, Milx, James Raiz, Ed McGuinness (c)

The new era for Transformers begins now! After too-long an absence, the Robots in Disguise are back in comics form! This is the beginning of an all-new storyline and continuity that relaunches the Transformers from the ground up. If you've always  been curious about these giant, transforming robots, thisClick to enlarge is the perfect Click to enlarge jumping-on point! In this specially priced introductory issue, legendary Transformers writer Simon Furman is joined by artist EJ Su in presenting "Transformers: Prelude to Infiltration," the opening salvo in an upcoming six-part saga that returns the Transformers to glory.

In this 16-page tale, runaway Verity Carlo absconds with a mini-computer that just might hold bigger secrets than she's prepared to handle. And when she's made aware of a larger conspiracy that involves gigantic alien robots, well, the skeptic in her refuses to believe what she's been told. Until she has no choice but to believe if she wants to survive at all… also contained in this 0 issue are interviews with the Transformers comics creators and a hint of what's to come in our new, ongoing Transformers series in January '06. Plus, more variant covers than you can shake a Decepticon at!

*Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: see your order form for special incentives.
$0.99 • FC • 24 pages
*Retailer Incentives: 
-Buy 100 copies, get 1 free foil wraparound variant cover by Ed McGuiness
-Buy 250 copies, get 2 copies of the foil wraparound variant cover by Ed McGuiness and 10 copies of the Bot-Con convention exclusive cover by Hasbro designer Aaron Archer


Click to enlargeClick to enlargeMetal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty #1
Alex Garner (w); Ashley Wood (a); Alex Garner, Ashley Wood (c)

Four years after former FoxHound hero Solid Snake saved the day on Shadow Moses Island, a new terrorist organization known as Dead Cell has hijacked the environmental cleanup facility known as the Big Shell and taken the President of the United States hostage. In response to their threat, FoxHound agent Raiden must join forces with a mysterious Navy Seal known as Pliskin to rescue the President and neutralize Dead Cell, whose leader is said to be none other than Solid Snake himself! Featuring covers by Ashley Wood and Alex Garner.

*Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for special incentives
$3.99 • FC • 32 pages
*Retailer incentives:
-Buy 15 copies, get 1 foil sketch variant cover free
-Buy 50 copies, get 1 foil videogame CG cover free
-Buy 100 copies, get 1 Ashley Wood sketch free


Click to enlargeClick to enlargeDoomed #1
Robert Bloch, Richard Matheson, David J. Schow, F. Paul Wilson, Chris Ryall, Joshua Jabcuga (w); Eduardo Barretto, Kristian Donaldson, Ted McKeever, Ashley Wood (a); Ashley Wood, Jeremy Geddes (c)

IDW Publishing and artist Ashley Wood present the return of the illustrated horror magazines! This special bi-monthly newsprint mag, hearkens back to those creepy, eerie magazine from times past, with adapted tales of woe from some of the greatest horror fiction writers from all eras. In this debut issue, hosted by the macabre, man-hating madame, Ms. Doom, Ash Wood takes on Richard Matheson's "Blood Son," F. Paul Wilson is joined by Ted McKeever on his own "Cuts," Eduardo Barretto illustrates David J. Schow's "Blood Rape of the Lust Ghouls," and Kristian Donaldson attends to Robert Bloch's "Final Performance." Also included in each issue will be interviews and editorial features that profile the legacy of the writers featured within, starting here with an interview with David J. Schow. This debut issue features covers from both Ashley Wood and Jeremy Geddes.

*Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
$6.99 • B&W • 8-1/2 x 11 • 72 pages
*Retailer incentive: For every 5 copies ordered get 1 copy free. (Buy 5, get 6, buy 10, get 12, etc.) 


Click to enlargeLand of the Dead #3 (of 5)
Chris Ryall (w); Gabriel Rodriguez (a); Chris Bolton (c)

IDW's special adaptation of George Romero's latest zombie blockbuster continues here, as the fragile society that has been built in Pittsburgh is undermined by both internal double-crosses and encroaching zombies. All Riley and Charlie wanted was to get out of the city, but making it out alive at all is looking less and less likely. Featuring a cover by Chris Bolton, as well as a special variant photo cover.
Note: Covers will be shipped in a 1 to 1 ratio.
$3.99 • FC • 32 pages

© 2005 Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. LAND OF THE DEAD is a copyright and trademark of Universal Studios. All rights reserved.


Click to enlargeNight Mary #4 of (5)
Rick Remender (w); Kieron Dwyer (a)

After the disappearance of Professor Specter Mary finds herself remanded to the custody of FBI agent Dale Rollins. Suspecting Mary may inadvertently be the cause of the recent strain of murders, Dale brings her to a secret federal installation to monitor and study exactly what effect her dreamwalking has on others. While under examination Mary is heavy drugged and left in a deep sleep. With her mind, weak from sedatives, the nightmare man has carte blanche to play his sick games where Mary is entirely vulnerable-her own dreams.
$3.99 • FC • 32 pages


Click to enlargeCSI-NY: Bloody Murder #4
Max Allan Collins (w); J.K. Woodward, Steven Perkins (a)

As the CSI team seeks to solve the mystery of Dani Cayman's death, the suspect list grows. Are the sewer-dwelling inhabitants responsible, or is a washed-up actor to blame? Or will a homemade DVD discovered in the victim's apartment lead down an entirely new path? Based on the smash-hit CBS series. 
$3.99 • FC • 32 pages


Click to enlargeThe Keep #2 (of 5)
F. Paul Wilson (w); Matthew Smith (a&c)

SS death-camp troopers arrive at the keep to find out who-or what-is killing the German soldiers stationed there. But they too fall victim to an evil older and even greater than their own. Desperate, they turn for help to Professor Theodor Cuza, an expert on the keep. But there is irony here: he is a Jew. F. Paul Wilson continues the adaptation of his own novel, aided by the moody art of Hellboy's Matthew Smith. 
$3.99 • FC • 32 pages


Click to enlargeSaw: Rebirth
Kris Oprisko (w) Renato Guedes (a)

The hit movie Saw shocked the world with its twisted tale of the demented killer named Jigsaw. This unique predator always gave his victims a chance at life, if only they could figure out how to escape the demented traps Jigsaw had set for them. This comic, set in the world of Saw and released in anticipation of the upcoming Saw 2 movie, goes back in time to explore the events that spurred the transformation of mild-mannered John into monstrous Jigsaw. 
$3.99 • FC • 32 pages


Click to enlargeShadowplay #2 (of 4)
Amber Benson, Christina Z (w); Ben Templesmith, Ashley Wood (a&c)

Continuing the horrific artistic tour-de-force that is Ashley Wood and Ben Templesmith illustrating vampire tales in the same comic. In "Demon Father John's Pinwheel Blues, Part 2," Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Tara) and Ben continue their tale of Pinwheel and the syndicate of vampire street children that gets more than they bargained for after recruiting him. In "Shunt, Part 2," Christina Z and Ash continue the tale a heinous human slavery ring run by an elite group of vampires. Each issue will feature two covers, one by Wood and one by Templesmith.
Note: Covers will be shipped in a 1 to 1 ratio.
$3.99 • FC • 32 pages


Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy
Marc Andreyko (w); E.J. Su (a)

After a century of peace, the people of Transylvania faced the return of the evil called Dracula! Can the long-dormant powers of the Belmont bloodline rise up to defeat the Vampire Lord? Will Christopher Belmont embrace his destiny and save his new bride from eternal damnation or will Dracula, at last, triumph over humanity? Based on the smash-hit Konami videogame series.
TPB • $19.99 • FC • 120 pages • ISBN: 1-933239-19-0


Richard Matheson's Hell House
Ian Edginton (w); Simon Fraser (a)

Richard Matheson (I Am Legend) has remained a true master of the horror genre for decades. Hell House is one of his undisputed horror classics. Now IDW brings you a lavishly illustrated adaptation of this tale of newspaper publisher Rudolph Deutsch facing his impending demise. To help Deutsch forestall this and learn the secrets of life after death, a hired team of experts must survive a night in Belasco House, a place known amongst the local townsfolk as Hell House!
HC • $29.99 • B&W • 204 pages • ISBN: 1-933239-20-4


Richard Matheson's I Am Legend SC
Steve Niles (w); Elman Brown (a)

Richard Matheson's classic novel of fear and vampirism-the tale of the last human on an Earth overrun by the undead, was chillingly adapted by Steve Niles, the hottest horror writer in contemporary comics, with art by Elman Brown. Now this classic, and sold-out, tale is being offered in a special softcover edition for the first time! 
TPB • $19.99 • B&W • 248 pages • ISBN: 1-933239-21-2


Click to enlargeLittle Book of Horror: Dracula
Steve Niles (w); Richard Sala (a)

This third volume of IDW's special hardcover Little Book of Horror series explores Bram Stoker's Dracula. This time out, Richard Sala (Evil Eye) illustrates horrifically beautiful spreads, each accompanied by prose passages from Steve Niles, working directly from Stoker's original text.
HC • $15.99 • FC • 48 pages • ISBN: 1-933239-02-6

 


Welcome to the Inbetween: The Story of Little Apple Dolls
Ufuoma Urie (w/a)

Before Little Apple Dolls existed in the land of the living, there was a place that was neither here nor there-a place with and without life. Welcome to the Inbetween: The Story of Little Apple Dolls takes us on a journey to the resting place of wandering souls: the Inbetween. Ufuoma Urie-the creator of the popular line of dolls as well as the author and illustrator of this book-introduces the intriguing stories of Sine, Umbrae, and Circe, using the voice of storyteller Kook Headcage and guardian of souls Little Apple Red. 
HC • $19.99 • FC • 56 pages • $19.99 • 6" x 6" • ISBN: 1-933239-36-0


Click to enlargeAngel #5 (of 5) 
Jeff Mariotte (w); David Messina (a); David Messina, Chris Bolton, Alex Garner, Todd Nauck (c)

In the stunning conclusion to Angel: The Curse, Angel's attempt to help his new Romany allies fight for freedom erupts in violent war. Lives are lost and saved, a traitor is exposed, and hopes and dreams turn to dust. When it's all over, what will be the shape of Angel's new future? The TV series is over, and Angel's adventures continue only at IDW! This concluding tale features variant covers by Chris Bolton, Alex Garner, and Todd Nauck.
*Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive 
$3.99 • FC • 32 pages
*Retailer incentive: Buy 15 copies, get 1 photo variant cover free 


Click to enlargeShaun of the Dead #4 (of 4)
Chris Ryall (w); Zach Howard (p); Sean Murphy (i); Jason Brashill (c)

Our intrepid foursome has made it to the safe haven that is the Winchester Pub. At least, they thought the pub would be the best place to hide out and enjoy some pints and hog lumps while the zombie problem passed... but it seems that the zombies have other plans for Shaun, Ed, and their pals. Will Shaun have "red" of another kind on him before all is said and done in this, the concluding chapter of IDW's special adaptation of the fan-favorite film?
$3.99 • FC • 32 pages


CSI: Secret Identity TPB
Steven Grant (w); Gabriel Rodriguez, Steven Perkins (a)

When a tourist is murdered in a cheap off-strip motel, the investigation is surprisingly routine, until it is complicated by a missing videotape and an imploded casino. The trail of evidence points to a man who died twice and left two different corpses, engulfing Gil Grissom and the CSI team in a quagmire of deceit and treachery that stretches back 20 years-and still threatens them today! 
TPB • $19.99 • FC • 124 pages • ISBN: 1-933239-40-9


Click to enlargeThe Legend of GrimJack: Volume Four
John Ostrander (w); Timothy Truman (a)

IDW continues their re-presentation of the entire First Comics GrimJack saga, in order. This fourth volume delves deeper into what it means to be GrimJack and survive-hell, profit-in the insane city of Cynosure. Written and drawn by creators John Ostrander and Timothy Truman. 
TPB • $24.99 • FC • 184 pages • ISBN: 1-933239-22-0
HC • $44.99 • FC • 184 pages • ISBN: 1-933239-53-0


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