IDW Publishing October 2012 Solicitations

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Here are the complete IDW Publishing solicitations for October 2012.

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles_15_CvrATeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #15
Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Andy Kuhn (a) • Kuhn, Eastman (c)

Something has escaped Stockgen labs and is hunting the Turtles. Its unrelenting and deadly missionforce will forcecompel the Turtles to question how far they will’ll go to defend themselves… and stretch the brother’s’ bonds to the limit!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung-Fu) cover!

Bullet points:
• The start of an exciting two-part story that sees the return of a notorious TMNT villain!

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles_ColorClassics_05Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #5
Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (w) • Eastman, Laird (a & c)

This newly colored tale of the original TMNT expands the Turtles universe! After finally finding their master at the mysterious T.C.R.I. labs, the Turtles suddenly find themselves transported to a completely different planet and in the company of the enigmatic robot known as the Fugitoid!

FC • 38 pages • $3.99

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles_Annual_MOCKONLYTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012
Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz (w) • Kevin Eastman (a & c)

Raphael and Casey find themselves in the middle of a criminal caper gone awry that touches the lives of many of their friends… and enemies! Double -cross upon double -cross leads the Turtles to the heart of the NYC criminal underworld. Various factions jockey for power, but at the end of the day only one can end up on top. Will it be the Foot Clan? Expect the unexpected in this exciting, all-new Kevin Eastman-written/drawn tale!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

*Variant covers:
Variant "Eastman Layout" blueprint edition!

Bullet points:
• The first full TMNT story written and drawn by co-creator Kevin Eastman in nearly 20 years!
• 48 pages of non-stop downtown action and mayhem!
• Sets up a crucial future TMNT storyline!

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles_Adventures_Vol2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Vol. 2
Dean Clarrain (w) • Ken Mitchroney & Jim Lawson (a) • Steve LavigneLawson (c)

Tales from the Archie era of TMNT come back to life as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures continues! This collection includes issues #5–8 and introduces even more mutants!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-495-3

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles_UltimateCollection_Vol4Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection, Vol. 4
Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird (w) • Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, & Jim Lawson (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

War! Volume 4 of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection brings the start of a major Turtles storyline: "City at War!" As the Foot regroup and NYC burns, the Turtles try to find their place in the world. Starting with the two-part "Shades of Gray," get ready asto enjoy Eastman and Laird’s final TMNT colla strap themselves down and get back to making those TMNTsboration masterpiece as the multi-part "City at War" explodes onto the comics page!

HC • PC • $49.99 • 248 pages • 9" x 12" • ISBN 978-1-61377-496-0

Bullet points:
• Issue notes and annotations from creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird!

Jericho: Season 4 #4
Kalinda Vazquez (w) • Andrew Currie (a) • Tim Bradstreet, Photo (c)

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 10/XX/12

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies, get one free Tim Bradstreet sketch variant!

Kiss_05_CvrAKiss #5
Chris Ryall (w) • Jorge JimenezWagner Reis (a) • Sam Shearon, Jorge JimenezWagner Reis (c)

"Kiss Meets the Phantom, part 1." The members of Kiss meet their biggest threat yet, in the form of robotics designer Abner Devereaux and his "daughter," Christine Sixteen. But before you think you’ve already seen this story, cast a starry eye at the accompanying cover image and see that everything you thought you knew about Kiss is wrong. Meet us in the ladies room in this special homage to the beloved Kiss movie!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Kiss photo cover!
Variant Sam Shearon "unmasked" cover!

Bullet points:
• Beginning a 2-part tribute to the ’78 film, Kiss Meets the Phantom
• Kiss… as females?!
• Featuring the threat of Christine Sixteen!

Kiss_GreatestHits_Vol2KISS: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Brian Holguin (w) • Angel Medina (a) • Nick Runge (c)

Pull out the cream makeup, ready the powder, and lay the eyeliner on thick… because Pyscho Circus is screaming back onto the comics page in the second volume of KISS: The Greatest Hits! Collecting issues #1–6, rediscover classics like "The Witching of Adam Moon Parts 1 and 2," "The Nature of the Beast," and the three-part "Smoke & Mirrors." Written by Brian Holguin with pencils by Angel Medina.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 148 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-489-2

Bullet points:
• Psycho Circus is back in print!

Trio_Vol1Trio, Vol. 1
John Byrne (w & a & c)

ZAP! POW! BAM!–are sound effects you may actually see in this series, as John Byrne returns to his roots with a brand-new superhero series. Their code names are simple: ONE, TWO and THREE, but the world calls them ROCK, PAPER and SCISSORS. Together, they are Trio.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-411-3
Expected in-store date: 10/24/12

TheCape_1969_CvrRIThe Cape: 1969 #4 (of 4)
Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Zach Howard (c)

One man fueled by grief after the murder of his son, another fueled by dark magic and revenge—both headed towards a final confrontation that will settle the score once and for all. Watch the world burn in this shocking conclusion to The Cape: 1969.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Nelson Daniel cover!

MarsAttacks_Classics_Vol2Mars Attacks Classics, Vol. 2
Keith Giffen & Dwight Jon Zimmerman (w) • Charles Adlard, Rick Magyar, Michael Docherty, Rudy Nebres, Hugh Haynes, Steve Montano (a) • Matt Frank (c)

Mars Attacks Classics Vol. 2 contains 7 more issues of Martian mayhem. Includes "Counterstrike!" and "The Rescue of Janice Brown."

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 164 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-491-5

Bullet points:
• Collected for the first time!

Mars Attacks #5
John Layman (w) • John McCrea (a & c)

The Martian mayhem continues! The first story arc comes to a close as a warrior from Earth’s past joins the fray, and the Martians bring out the REALLY big guns. Don’t miss any of the action in this runaway hit series!

*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 10/17/12

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies, get one free variant Ben Templesmith cover!

Bullet Points:
• Ask your retailer about the Ben Templesmith incentive cover!
• Written by John Layman, co-creator of the Eisner-winning series Chew!
• Art by John McCrea, Eisner-winner for Hitman!

MarsAttack_TheHolidays_CvrA_MOCKONLYMarsAttack_TheHolidays_CvrB_MOCKONLYMarsAttack_TheHolidays_CvrC_MOCKONLYMars Attacks The Holidays One-Shot
Jane Wiedlin & Bill Morrison, Dean Haspiel, Fred Hembeck, Ian Boothby (w) • Morrison, Haspiel, Hembeck, Ralph Reese TBDothers (a) & c)
• Morrison, Haspiel, Hembeck, Reese (c)

It’s that time of year! The Martians have come to bring good cheer to all! Well, not really, but humanity still will find a way to celebrate the spirit of the season. Join IDW and Topps—along with a stellar team of writers and artists—to honor the holidays in these four bloody tales of festive cheer!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Bullet points:
• Featuring an all-star creative lineup including Bill Morrison, Dean Haspiel and Fred Hembeck!
Ask your retailer about the Bill Morrison holiday card incentive cover!

MarsAttacks_Classics_Vol2Mars Attacks Classics, Vol. 2
Keith Giffen & Dwight Jon Zimmerman (w) • Charles Adlard, Rick Magyar, Michael Docherty, Rudy Nebres, Hugh Haynes, Steve Montano (a) • Matt Frank (c)

Mars Attacks Classics Vol. 2 contains 7 more issues of Martian mayhem. Includes "Counterstrike!" and "The Rescue of Janice Brown."
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 164 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-491-5

Expected in-store date: 10/24/12

Bullet points:
• Collected for the first time!

Popeye_06_CvrAPopeye #6
Roger Langridge (w) • XXX Ken Wheaton (a) & c • XXX (c)

Hollywood’s calling… and they want Popeye! With Wimpy in the director’s chair, what can possibly go wrong? But who is the film’s mysterious backer? And why is he trying to sabotage it at every turn? Laffs! Thrills! Popcorn! And (of course) plenty of spinach!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Dan Parent cover!

ClassicPopeye_03Classic Popeye #3
Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

Is this a horror comic or a humor comic? Chills or chuckles?! You’ll have to decide when you read what its great cartoonist Bud Sagendorf described as "a mysterious mystery entitled ‘Ghost Island!’ An amphibious tale of phantoms and monsters of the darkness—starring POPEYE!" But wait, there’s more! Bud introduces a second story by penning these words: "Thimble Theater presents a heart-warming homespun tale of pugilistic love entitled SMASH!" This arf-filled issue of vintage One-Eyed Sailor, Olive Oyl and Swee’pee comics also includes the usual wonderful Sagendorf one-pagers and a very special way-cool map of Popeye’s adventures!

FC • 532 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• A perfect companion to the new Popeye series!
• Bud Sagendorf’s classic tales, lovingly restored!

TrueBlood_06-CvrBTrueBlood_06-CvrATrue Blood #6
Annie Nocenti & Michael McMillian (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Tim Bradstreet, photo (c)

An ancient and powerful nomadic wolf pack comes to Bon Temp to conduct its annual "Great Hunt," a ritualistic culling of an entire town over the course of a weekend. Can Sookie and Alcide convince the werewolves and vampires to work together and save the town?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!

Bullet points:
• All-new story arc kicks off here!
• Co-Written by Michael McMillian, "Steve Newlin" from the show, with fan-favorite Annie Nocenti (Daredevil, Green Arrow)!
• Ask your retailer about the Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!

Ghostbusters_14-CvrRIGhostbusters_14-CvrAGhostbusters #14
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

There’s a new paranormal extermination squad in the city of New York, and the science behind their methods is making Egon nervous. Can the Ghostbusters talk their competition off a potentially dangerous road? Maybe if they use the magic word…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Tristan Jones cover!

Bullet points:
Reprints premiere issues of Ghostbusters: The Other Side, Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression, and Ghostbusters: Infestation.
Includes full one-shot stories of Ghostbusters: What in Samhain Just Happened?! and Ghostbusters: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
100 slimerific pages of ghostly gags at one hauntingly low-price!

Ghostbusters_100PageSpectacularGhostbusters 100-Page Spooktacular!
Scott Lobdell, Erik Burnham, Peter David, Kathleen David, Keith Champagne, James Eatock (w) • Tom Nguyen, Dan Schoening, Kyle Hotz (a) • Schoening (c)

Who ya gonna call for some seriously spirited fun? The Ghostbusters, of course! The gang’s all here – Stantz, Spengler, Zeddemore and Venkman – in this specially-priced 100-page Spooktacular! From haunted Thanksgiving turkeys, zombified marshmallow monsters, time- traveling terrors, haunted costume parties, all the way down to the bowels of Hell itself, join the ‘Buster crew as they battle the supernatural, scary, and the silly in these special reprints of IDW’s hit comic book!

FC • 100 pages • $7.99

Bullet points:
• Reprints premiere issues of Ghostbusters: The Other Side, Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression, and Ghostbusters: Infestation.
• Includes full one-shot stories of Ghostbusters: What in Samhain Just Happened?! and Ghostbusters: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
• 100 slimerific pages of ghostly gags at one hauntingly low-price!

RealGhostbusters_Omnibus_Vol1Real Ghostbusters Omnibus, Vol. 1
James Van Hise & La Morris Richmond (w) • John Tobias, Phillip Hester, Evan Dorkin, & Howard Bender (a) • Ken Steacy (c)

Forget Egon’s rules–the streams have been crossed, the dead have risen, and a free-roaming apparition is part of the gang! It’s The Real Ghostbusters, ladies and gentlemen, and in this first volume omnibus collection you can score issues #1–14 of the classic NOW Comics series. Be there as Ray, Peter, Egon, and Winston keep doing what they do. After all, they ain’t afraid of no ghosts!

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 354 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN 978-1-61377-493-9

Bullet points:
• Collected for the first time!

GIJoe_18-CvrAG.I. JOE #18
Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Ken Loh (c)

TARGET: SNAKE EYES starts here! Maybe SNAKE EYES should have stayed dead! The JOES areG.I. JOE has mobilized to hunt down their most dangerous quarry ever: one of their own. Has the silent commandoJoe gone over to the other side? Is he playing his own game? Only Snake Eyes knows the answer.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Robert Atkins cover, interconnected with SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW #18!

Bullet points:
• Exciting crossover story with SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW begins here!
• TARGET: SNAKE EYES ramps up the action and excitement!

GI_Joe_COBRA_18Cobra #18
Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a & c)

OKTOBER IS COMING! Who are the OKTOBER GUARD? The deadliest group of elite killers and assassins ever faced by G.I. JOE or COBRA! FLINT’s The new G.I. JOE covert group is the only thing standing between the Oktober Guard and victory—and but there’s going to be a high price to paybe paid.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Joe Eisma & Juan Castro cover!

Bullet points:
• The most dangerous adversaries G.I. JOE has faced since… COBRA itself!
• The biggest event to hit the COBRA series since… ever!

GIJoe_SnakeEyesandStormShadow_18Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #18
Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a & c) • Alex Cal (c)

"TARGET: SNAKE EYES," part two! SCARLETT leads a team of G.I. JOE members JOES to find and eliminate the traitorous SNAKE EYES. The most dangerous G.I. JOE has gone AWOL to re-join the Arashikage clan and draw them into a war without mercy with COBRA. And the JOESG.I. JOE isare caught in the middle!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Robert Atkins cover, interconnected with G.I. JOE #18!

Bullet points:
• TARGET: SNAKE EYES continues—who will survive?
• The JOES will never be the same again!

DangerGirl_GIJoe04_CvrADanger Girl/G.I. JOE #4 (of 5)
Andy Hartnell (w) • John Royle (a) • J. Scott Campbell X 2 (c)

It’s the most dangerous event of the summer, and the action continues right here! The Danger Girl and G.I. JOE strike teams have been chosen, assembled and deployed. But will they outrun COBRA’s own special forces teams before a pair of prominent cities are destroyed? Be sure to join Abbey Chase, SNAKE EYES and all your favorite JOES G.I. JOE members as the year’s hottest new series catches fire!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant J. Scott Campbell sketch cover!

GIJoe_RealAmericanHero_183G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #183
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema (c)

G.I. JOE is in trouble: Darklon has escaped their custody and is finally ready to carry out his sinister plan.; COBRA has moved from the east coast to the west coast, while enlisting new sinister allies; even Destro and Baroness seem to be involved in some grand scheming. Can the JOESG.I. JOE figure out what their enemies are planning before it’s too late? All the pieces are falling into place as the villains make their move in G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Larry Hama sketch cover!

GIJoe_RealAmericanHero_Vol5G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 5
Larry Hama (w) • S.L. Gallant, Ron Frenz, & Sal Buscema (a) • Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema (c)

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continues as the hunt for the Blue Ninjas rages on both sides. Snake EyesSNAKE EYES, BaronessBARONESS, and Cobra CommanderCOBRA COMMANDER all want revenge but their foe is far more dangerous than they perceived. Plus, a special issue where G.I. JOE goes to SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-486-1

Bullet points:
• Includes issues #176 – 180!

Transformers_MoreThanMeetstheEye_CvrATransformers: More Than Meets The Eye #10
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)

SHADOWPLAY continues! On pre-war CYBERTRON, Prowl and Chromedome realize they’ve got a serial killer on their hands, and Orion Pax receives a summons from an old friend that will change his life forever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Marcelo Matere cover!

Bullet points:
• Part two of the three-part SHADOWPLAY epic!
• The secret history of OPTIMUS PRIME!

Transformers_RobotsinDisguise_10-CvrATransformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #10
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Ramondelli, Casey Coller (c)

OPTIMUS PRIME IN SPACE! Orion Pax—the former OPTIMUS PRIME—follows a rogue group of DECEPTICONS into one of the greatest mysteries ever to face the AUTOBOTS! Time will bend—and heroes will fall!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Marcelo Matere cover!

Bullet points:

Transformers_RegenerationOne_84-CvrATransformers_RegenerationOne_84-CvrBTransformers: Regeneration One #84
Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)

LAST STAND! Things go from bad to worse on as MEGATRON tightens his remorseless grip on planet Earth. Can the Wreckers save Kup? Can they reach the Ark in time? The odds have never been more stacked against them. But you know what they say: "when all hope is gone…" And what exactly is up with Starscream?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Geoff Senior cover!

Bullet points:

Transformers_ClassicsVol4Transformers Classics, Vol. 4
Bob Budiansky & Ralph Macchio (w) • Jose Delbo, Alan Kupperberg, Frank Springer (a) • Guido Guidi (c)

The historic comic book roots of THE TRANSFORMERS are re-presented for maximum Cybertronian enjoyment. Collecting issues #39–50, rejoin The AUTOBOTS and The DECEPTICONS as their war stretches across the cosmos. Freshly re-mastered and re-colored, these stories are accompanied by an in-depth introduction as well as select issue notes by Mark W. Bellomo.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 276 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-497-7

Bullet points:
• Re-colored!

Transformers_MorethanMeetstheEye_Vol2Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Vol. 2
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne & Nick Roche (a) • Alex Milne (c)

Ratchet, Hot Rod, The Decepticon Justice Division, and Grimlock all take turns on the center stage as the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons transitions into a new phase.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-498-4

Bullet points:
• Contains issues #4–8!

StarTrek_Ongoing_14_CvrAStar Trek #14
Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)

The countdown to next summer’s blockbuster STAR TREK sequel continues here! Find out how Scotty and his alien sidekick Keenser first met in this in this all-new story overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Tim Bradstreet sketch cover!
Variant Photo Cover!

StarTrek_TheNextGeneration_Hive_02_CvrAStarTrek_TheNextGeneration_Hive_02_CvrBStar Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #2 (of 4)
Brannon Braga, & Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (w) • Joe Corroney, photo (a & c)

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise face off against a deadly new foe that threatens the very galaxy itself. But they This time, they do not meet their enemy alone, but with a most unlikely ally—the Borg!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant David Messina "Famous Borgs in History" cover!

Bullet points:
• Co-written by Hugo winner and legendary ST: TNG scribe, Brannon Braga!

StarTrek_DoctoWho_06_CvrAStarTrek_DoctoWho_06_CvrRIStar Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #6 (of 8)
Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)

The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! An unexpected alliance is formed, providing a glimmer of hope in surviving the CyberBorg onslaught!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Emanuela Lupacchino cover!

Bullet Points:
• The first Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover ever!
• Featuring fan-favorite villains the Borg and the Cybermen!
• Ask your retailer about the Emanuela Lupacchino (X-Factor) incentive cover!

DoctorWho_Vol3-_02_CvrADoctorWho_Vol3-_02_CvrRIDoctor Who #2
Andy Diggle (w) • Mark Buckingham (a & c)

A shadow being has emerged from a machine used to view alternate realities, and is stealing time from those he touches in order to become "real." Can the Doctor save the Hypothetical Gentleman’s latest victim?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant photo cover!

Bullet points:
• Written by Andy Diggle, co-creator of the Eisner-winning series The Losers!
• Art by Mark Buckingham, multiple Eisner-winner for Fables!
• Ask your retailer about the photo incentive cover!

StarTrek_NewspaperStrips_Vol1Star Trek: The Newspaper Strips, Vol. 1
Thomas Warkentin, Sharman DiVono, Ron Harris (w & a) • COVER ARTIST (c)

Presenting the rare newspaper strip from the late 1970s and early 1980s that Star Trek fans have eagerly awaited. Volume One includes the first ten story arcs, from the strip’s debut on December 2, 1979 through October 25, 1981. Stories and art by Thomas Warkentin, Sharman DiVono, and Ron Harris.

HC • PCXX • $49.99 • 264 pages • 8.5" x 11" • ISBN 978-1-61377-494-6

Bullet points:
• Collecting the rarely seen Star Trek newspaper strips!

DoctorWho_Classics_Vol8Doctor Who Classics, Vol. 8
Grant Morrison, Alan McKenzie, John Ridgway, Simon Furman, Jamie Delano, & Mike Collin (w) • John Ridgway (a & c)

IDW’s newly re-colored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales from years past returns! This all-new series picks up where Series III left off, with the adventures of the SIXTH DOCTOR! Features stories such as "Nature of the Beast," "Profits of Doom," and "The Gift."

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-484-7

Bullet points:
• All-new colors!

DungeonsDragons_ForgottenRealms_Classics_Vol4Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Classics, Vol. 4
Jeff Grubb (w) • Rags Morales, Tom Raney, Linda Spofford, & Chas Truog (a) • Rags Morales (c)

The final 7 issues of Forgotten Realms are included in this fourth volume. The Realms Master crew must pick up the pieces after their ship is destroyed. Where will they go? What will they do? Find out as the Forgotten Realms run comes to a close.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 180 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-485-4

Bullet points:
• All 25 issues plus the Annual are now collected in 4 volumes!

TheCrow_04-CvrAThe Crow #4 (of 5)
John Shirley (w) • Kyle Hotz (a & c)

As the shuddering climax of The Crow: Death & Rebirth draws near, the ghost of Jamie’s friend Toko descends into the spiritual World Below of Japanese tradition, and discovers that while Haruko’s body walks the mortal world, her soul is trapped in the afterlife, destined to be consumed by a powerful demon… unless it can be rescued in time. Cold rage overflows the vengeful spirit of The Crow, as he penetrates the shadows of Tokyo in diminishing hopes of saving his soulmate…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant James O’Barr cover

TheCrowMidnightLegends_Vol2The Crow Midnight Legends, Vol. 2: Flesh & Blood
James Vance (w) • Alex Maleev (a) • Kyle Hotz (c)

In the midst of a rural land-rights struggle, Iris Shaw is a federal conservation officer who is murdered in a bombing by a rag-tag band of right-wing activists. Little do her killers know that Iris wasn’t their only victim, and now, with the help of the Crow, Iris must exact vengeance for her own death, and that of her unborn baby. Raised from her grave and armed with cold-blooded hatred and a few deadly weapons, Iris hunts down her killers one by one. But if exacting ultimate pain is the goal, when does vengeance cross the line to brutality? And what is the price of the soul?

TPB • B&W • $17.99 • 92 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-483-0

Infected_04Infected #4 (of 5)
Chad Minshew, Scott Sigler (w) • Chad Minshew (a & c)

Insanity and reality collide as Perry Dawsey attacks the nightmare growing inside his body, even while his ravaged mind sees his friends as murderous enemies. His desperation drives him to a website, a website monitored by a black-budget government agency dedicated to finding — and removing — people just like him. When Margaret Montoya and Clarence Otto find a twenty-foot arch made out of human body parts, the fate of the world takes a stunning turn.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

BattleBeasts_04Battle Beasts #4 (of 4)
Bobby Curnow (w) • Valerio Schiti (a & c)

Bliss and the Beasts have found the Dread Weapons, but someone has already claimed them… Dr. Ullin, Bliss’ boss! Newly imbued with incredible power, Ullin is nearly unstoppable. Bliss is at the center of the danger, and it’s her decision that will change the fate of the Beasts forever. It’s a climactic fight to the finish for the Battle Beasts!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Jeff Zornow cover!

Bullet Points:
• The biggest battle, with the most beasts, yet!

GilKanes_AmazingSpiderMan_ArtistsEditionGil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition HC
Stan Lee (w) Gil Kane (a & c)

Collecting Amazing Spider-Man issues 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, and 121! Eight incredible Spider-Man stories, including some of the very best comics the wall crawler has ever appeared in: the infamous non comics code approved LSD drug issues, the "six-arm" Spider-Man storyline that also introduced Morbius for the very first time, and the classic of classics—The Night Gwen Stacy Died! Reproduced from the original art and presented in full-sized glory! The Green Goblin is featured prominently, as is Morbius, and there are additional appearances by Doc Ock, the Kingpin, the Lizard, and the Vulture. There will also be a gallery section with covers and exceptional splash pages.
Additional scripting by Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, with inks by John Romita and Frank Giacoia.

HC • BW • $95.00 net discount item • 216 Pages • 12" x 17" • ISBN: 978-1-61377-525-7

Bullet points:
• What is an Artist’s Edition?
• 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.
• See these classic tales as they first appeared: On Gil Kane’s drawing board!
• Advance solicited for November release!

Expected in-store date: 11/XX/12

MagictheGathering_PathofVengeance_01Magic: The Gathering—Path of Vengeance #1
Matt Forbeck (w) • Martín Cóccolo (a) • Dan Scott (c)

Dack Fayden returns to Ravnica! Dack knows that the malevolent Sifa Grent has something sinister planned for the city of Ravnica, but he must uncover her plot while being pursued by Rakdos cultists and Boros soldiers. Not only that, but someone from Dack’s past may just put an end to the Planeswalker thief!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Martin Coccolo cover!

Bullet points:
• This issue includes an exclusive, alternate art playable Magic: The Gathering card!

TheRocketeer_CargoofDoom_03_CvrAThe Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #3 (of 4)
Mark Waid (w) • Chris Samnee (a & c)

The mysterious cargo is finally revealed and Cliff will discovers what demons will be defendingdecending on the City of Angels! It’s all-action as the Rocketeer must rise to challenges the likes of which he has never before faced. Meanwhile, what exactly is Peevy’s niece up to, and are her intentions as innocent as they seem?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Dave Stevens cover!

Bullet points:
• From the the current creative team behind Marvel’s Eisner-nominatedfan-favorite Daredevil!

Godzilla_06-CvrAGodzilla #6
Duane Swierczynski (w) • Simon Gane (a) • Zach Howard (c)

Having tasted serious defeat—and having been branded outlaws by the world’s governments— Boxer and his crew scramble to catch up to Godzilla before he destroys Seattle! There’s just one major obstacle in the way… Mothra!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Matt Frank cover!

Bullet points:
• The return of fan-favorite kaiju Mothra!

Godzilla_HalfCenturyWar_03-CvrAGodzilla: Half-Century War #3
James Stokoe (w & a & c)

Welcome to Ghana, 1975. The criminal underworld has found a way to summon monsters and they’ve chosen the African country as a trial run for the first ever monster mash-up! A horde of kaiju are on the way and different military teams, each specifically trained to thwart each monster’s capabilities, enter the fray. During the chaos, Lieutenant Ota stumbles upon the source of the chaos!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Brandon Graham (Prophet, King City) cover!

Bullet points:
• More monsters than you can shake a stick at!

Godzilla_KingdomofMonsters_CompleteGodzilla: Kingdom of Monsters Complete
Eric Powell, Tracy March, & Jason Ciaramella (w) • Phil Hester & Victor Santos (a) • Alex Ross (c)

The King of Monsters rises again and, for the first time in comics, he’s bringing lots of other beloved Toho monsters with him in one destructive saga! What starts as a disaster in Japan quickly spreads throughout the world as monsters like Battra, Anguirus, Rodan, and more take turns inflicting their brand of destruction and mayhem.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 308 pages • 7" x 11" • ISBN 978-1-61377-487-8

Bullet points:
• All 12 issues of the Kingdom Of Monsters storyline in one oversized volume, plus all 100 covers from the first issue!

Killogy_01-CvrCKillogy_01_CvrBKillogy_01_CvrAAlan Robert’s Killogy #1 (of 4)
Alan Robert (w & a & c x3)

What do you get when you throw three murderers into one prison cell together? Well, when those characters happen to be based on the likenesses of celebrities Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, Raging Bull, The Sopranos), Marky Ramone (formerly of The Ramones) and Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter), you can bet that the outcome will be anything but ordinary. From the creator of IDW’s hit series Crawl to Me (now in development to become a feature film), comes Alan Robert’s Killogy®, an off-the-wall, genre-busting mash-up of crime, dark comedy, and horror. Written and illustrated by Alan Robert, the respected musician from the hard-rock group Life of Agony.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Alan Robert variant cover featuring all three stars

Bullet points:
• Story and art by Alan Robert of hard-rock group Life of Agony!
• As featured on Ain’t It Cool News!
• Ask your retailer about the Alan Robert incentive cover with all three stars of the series!
• For more on the series, check out!

LetsPlayGod_01Let’s Play God #1 (of 4)
Brea & Zane Grant (w) • EricJ (a & c)

Punk is dead. You’re next. After witnessing a murder, Mel must follow clues to avoid death and discover who is stalking her band mates. Zane and Brea Grant (We Will Bury You, Suicide Girls) and EricJ (Rex Mundi, Fly) present a girl’s ultimate descent into a world of blood.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Written by Zane and Brea Grant (Suicide Girls)!
• Art by EricJ, co-creator of Rex Mundi!
• Ask your retailer how to get a special edition signed by the entire creative team!
• Siouxsie and the Banshees meets Halloween!

TheZaucerofZilk_01The Zaucer of Zilk #1 (of 2)
Brendan McCarthy & Al Ewing (w) • Brendan McCarthy (a & c)

Get Zaucy! IDW is proud to announce this special collaboration with 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing, The Zaucer of Zilk, Brendan McCarthy & Al Ewing’s phantasmagorical psychedelic extravaganza from beyond the fringes of imagination! This special 2-issue adventure features an inter-dimensional magician who travels across the realms to save his number-one fan from the dank clutches of arch-nemesis Errol Raine, as visualized by the brilliantly surreal artist McCarthy!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:
• Both issues feature two spectacular covers by co-creator Brendan McCarthy!
• 30 pages of story and art!

Transfusion_01-CvrATransfusion_01-CvrRITransfusion #1
Steve Niles (w) • menton3 (a & c)

In a future overrun by out-of-control machines and monsters, a handful of human survivors try to fight their way back to a normal life. But what is normal in a world where both monsters and machines need human blood? And which are the real bad guys? Find out in this horrific new series by 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles and menton3, the demented artist behind Monocyte!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant menton3 cover!

Bullet points:
• Vampires vs. Robots!
• Written by Steve Niles of 30 Days of Night fame!
• Evocative artwork by menton3 (Monocyte)!

Scary_01Scary #1
XXX Unknown (w) • XXX Bob Powell, Dick Briefer, Lin Streeter, A.C. Hollingsworth, Jack Kamen (a) • Lee EliasXXX (c)

A comic so good it’s…SCARY! Imagine you were a kid in the 1950s reading contraband horror comics under the bed covers by flashlight! You were devouring the very comic books you parents, your teachers and anti-comics crusader Dr. Fredric Wertham were trying to keep out of your hands! Now you can recreate that same experience, because the comics that were banned are back in actual comic-book format! The people that brought you Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein, Bob Powell’s Terror and Zombies are now producing a comic book series filled with the best of worst vintage horror comics that will rot your mind! Don’t dare miss the first issue of Scary from the Chilling Archives of Horror Comics fiends!

FC • 48 pages • $3.99

AFineandPrivatePlace_02-CvrAA Fine & Private Place #2 (of 5)
Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis (w) • Eduardo Francisco (a) • Jenny Frison (c)

Michael and Laura are two young people, lost, lonely—and dead. Jonathan Rebeck dwells in a mausoleum, has severed all ties with the world he once lived in—and is still alive. Can these three inhabitants of Yorkchester Cemetery find love in a world that doesn’t seem especially built for it? Also featuring ravens, roast beef sandwiches, cynical squirrels, and a trial for murder!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Eduardo Francisco character sketch cover!

Bullet Points:
• Another adaptation by the beloved author of The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle
• Scripts by Peter B. Gillis (The Last Unicorn)

WomanthologySpace_VariantCover_Hanie_REVISEDWomanthologySpace_-2_MOCKONLYWomanthology: Space #2
Blair Butler, Joelle Sellner, Ellise Heiskell, Stacie Ponder (w) • Alicia Fernandez, Jean Kang, Maarta Laiho (a) • Renae DeLiz (c)

In the second issue of the groundbreaking series,we take a look at all sorts of "aliens". From Blair Butler and Alicia Fernandez’s inspiring tale of the first female astronaut, to the oddity of finding out what your co-workers REALLY are in a fun and creepy piece by Joelle Sellner and Jean Kang, it’s a weird wide world out there. And down here.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Variant Hanie Mohd cover!

Bullet points:
• The Alien issue!

30DaysofNight_11-CvrA30 Days of Night #11
Steve Niles (w) • Christopher Mitten (a & c)

Fright-master Steve Niles continues the all-new, critically acclaimed 30 DAYS OF NIGHT ongoing series! The Euro vampires have brought in a secret weapon in the shape of a gigantic coffin. What rests inside could be the end of the line for Eben Olemaun and his growing flock of militant bloodsuckers. Meanwhile, Alice Blood has lost her closest ally in the war.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:
• "A triumphant return for the preeminent modern vampire story."—Newsarama

30DaysofNight_Omnibus_Vol230 Days of Night Omnibus, Vol. 2
Steve Niles, Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnick, & Ben Templesmith (w) • Ben Templesmith, Kody Chamberlain, Justin Randall, & Bill Sienkiewicz (a) • Ben Templesmith (c)

30 Days of Night Omnibus Vol. 2 contains four graphic novels in one collection. Three short stories are presented in Bloodsucker Tales. Find out what happens to the cursed couple in Eben & Stella. Enter Russia, World War II, and an event that explains later developments in Red Snow. Finally, return to the town where it all started in Beyond Barrow.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 408 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN 978-1-61377-480-9

Bullet points:
• Featuring work by Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, Matt Fraction, and Bill Sienkiewicz!

LORE_TheCompleteSagaLore: The Complete Saga
TP Louise & Ashley Wood (w) • Ashley Wood (a & c)

In times past, the world was full of mythical creatures—creatures long since banished and held at bay by the secret society of Shepherds. But when the generational line of Shepherds is broken, a reluctant hero finds her life threatened from every quarter. And the creatures are coming back… Now, IDW presents this Premiere Edition of Lore, written by T.P. Louise and acclaimed artist Ashley Wood. Primarily a prose tale, Wood provides panel and spot illustrations that help bring this story to life.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 284 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-506-6

Bullet points:
• Lore Premiere Edition collects the entire six issues of this unique and mystical series, along with a gallery of artwork from Wood.

Nightof1000WolvesNight of 1,000 Wolves
Bobby Curnow (w) • Dave Wachter (a & c)

In the Dark Ages, the tranquil life of Harrick Benjyon and his family is shattered by unthinkable tragedy. Before they can react, the family find themselves under siege by hordes of wolves with one aim: Death! A race for survival becomes all the more impossible by the arrival of the supernatural… and the dark secrets that lie at the heart of the Benjyon family.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-410-6

Bullet points:
• "Night of 1000 Wolves is pure survival horror, the setting and theme refreshingly original. A welcome change from the usual modern-day zombie apocalypses. Dave Wachter’s art is absolutely stunning in the green, rolling hills of the Benjyon Family’s home as well as in the ugly, rabid viciousness of the wolves and the violence they inflict." –

Benjamin Truman & Timothy Truman (w) • Timothy Truman (a & c)

Tim Truman returns to the Weird West! The industry legend teams with his son, writer Ben Truman, for a violent new tale of the supernatural! In the land of the lawless ride the soulless! Scout, hunter, raider, killer-for-hire: Kitchell Hawken has been many things—most of them bad. Scalped, tortured, and left for dead by the mysterious order called the Ring, Hawken returns, seeking vengeance… but surrounded by the ghosts of every person he’s ever killed!

TPB • B&W • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-409-0
Expected in-store date: 10/24/12

Bullet points:
o "On some pages, you can see the layers of work Truman has put down, and those pages are mind-numbing in their splendor." ¬–Comic Book Resources

Bob Layton (w) • Dick Giordano & Bob Layton (a) • Dick GiordanoBrad D. Nault (c)

Condemned for a crime he didn’t commit, Scott Landus is sentenced to life without parole on COLONY- a galactic "Devil’s Island" where the fascist Galactic Confederacy disposes of its human and alien refuse. Colony is a science-fiction allegory to the founding of Australia… as hardened career convicts, alien species, and political dissidents from Earth band together to overthrow their technologically superior captors.

TPB • FC • $2419.99 • 164 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-521-9

Bullet points:
• • Over ten years in the making! Colony is based on the popular web comic created by legendary Iron Man co-author/artist Bob Layton and drawn by the late, great Batman illustrator, Dick Giordano.

FrankRPaul_TheFatherofScienceFictionIllustrationFrank R. Paul: The Father of Science Fiction Illustration
Jerry Weist (w) • Frank R. Paul (a & c)

Frank R. Paul is almost universally recognized as the "Father of Science Fiction Illustration," and rightly so, since his work has influenced and inspired generations of artists and visionaries over the past eighty years.

From Flash Gordon to Luke Skywalker, Paul’s presence is still being felt in the twenty-first century. Jerry Weist, noted Science Fiction historian, scholar, and founding editor of the prestigious EC comic fanzine Squa Tront, has turned his keen insight towards Paul, who envisioned a world of futuristic cities, space travel and alien life forms.

These fantastic visions were realized in the pages of Amazing Stories and hundreds of other science fiction pulps and digest magazines. Weist, who authored Ray Bradbury: An Illustrated Life (in collaboration with Bradbury) has brought together informative text on Paul and a visual record of nearly every one of his incredible covers, as well as some of his very best, and rarely seen, pen and ink interior illustrations.

This will be a visual feast for lovers of classic science fiction art. With an Introduction by Vincent Di Fate, Hugo Award-winning science fiction illustrator.

HC • FC • $29.99 • 160 pages • 8" x 12" • ISBN 978-1-61377-277-5

Bullet points:
• Includes rarely seen pen and ink illustrations!

ThePound_GhoulsNightOut_02_CvrAThe Pound: Ghoul’s Night Out #2 (of 4)
Stephan Nilson (w) • Ibrahim Moustafa (a & c)

Scottie and Howie learn of a secret pact between the US Government and the monster population that helped turn the tide for the Allies in World War II. Now, the truce is in jeopardy from a ghoul uprising. Scottie, Howie, Agent Brown and Proof must put a stop to the insurrection before all hell breaks loose.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The sequel to 2011’s surprise supernatural smash continues!

LoveandCapes_WhattoExpect_03Love and Capes: What to Expect #3 (of 6)
Thom Zahler (w & a) • Zahler & Jerry Ordway (c)

Darkblade is finding that trying to balance his business, his superhero life, and his relationship with Amazonia is causing him to spread himself a little thin. There’s only one solution: It’s time to get a sidekick… er, intern. Meanwhile, Abby begins to wonder why mothers feel compelled to share birthing horror stories with pregnant women.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Romantic comedy for fans of "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman."
• This issue’s cover features inking by the legendary Jerry Ordway!
• "The characters are compelling, the situations a novel, humorous twist of cliches and all perfectly paced with dialogue that adds layers of depth which belie the simple surface appearance."—Alan Davis

Archie_BestofDanDeCarlo_Vol4_MOCKONLYArchie: Best of Dan DeCarlo, Vol. 4
Various (w) • Dan DeCarlo (a & c)

Featuring more than 20 stories by the man who was the face of Archie Comics for the last half of the 20th century. Dan DeCarlo continues to be revered and enjoyed by millions of fans across the globe. This collection presents a sampling especially picked for this volume, and with completely digitally re-mastered art, based on the original colors from the comics where they were first published!

HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • 8.5" x 11" • ISBN 978-1-61377-481-6

Bullet points:
• "Between the high-quality stories and the exceptional production values, these moderately-priced volumes are excellent for beginning a collection of what many aficionados feel is the classic Archie material." –

KingAroo_Vol2King Aroo, Vol. 2 (Re-Solicited)
Jack Kent (w & a)

The peaceable little kingdom of Myopia rocks with laughter in the second collection of Jack Kent’s King Aroo. Colorful visitors come and go while Professor Yorgle pontificates, faithful Yupyop frets, and Mr. Elephant forgets everything but his own name! Kindly King Aroo presides over all the outlandish slapstick and witty wordplay in over seven hundred daily and Sunday comic strips from 1953-1954, edited and designed by Eisner Award-winner Dean Mullaney. Bruce Canwell continues his groundbreaking biography of Jack Kent, featuring rare photos and never-before-seen artwork. This classic comic is a treat for readers of all ages.

HC • PFC • $39.99 • 360 Pages • 9.5" x 7.5" • ISBN: 978-1-60010-782-5

– The Comic Book Critic

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