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Friday, April 8, 2005

IDW PUBLISHING FOR AUGUST

Following are IDW Publishing's solicitations for August, with information coming from the company.

LAND OF THE DEAD #1

Written by Chris Ryall, art by Gabriel Rodriguez, cover by Chris Bolton.

Presenting a special five-part adaptation of George Romero's long-awaited zombie movie, set years in the future after the end of his Dead trilogy. In Land of the Dead, the walking dead roam an uninhabited wasteland and the living try to lead "normal" lives behind the walls of a fortified city. A new society has been built by a handful of enterprising, ruthless opportunists, who live in the towers of a skyscraper, high above the hard-scrabble existence on the streets below. But outside the city walls, an army of the dead is evolving. Inside, anarchy is on the rise. With the very survival of the city at stake, a group of hardened mercenaries is called into action to protect the living from an army of the dead. Adapted by Chris Ryall (Shaun of the Dead) and Gabriel Rodriguez (CSI: Secret Identity), with a chilling cover by talented newcomer Chris Bolton, as well as a special variant photo cover.

32 pages, $3.99.

NIGHT MARY #2

Written by Rick Remender, art by Kieron Dwyer.

Mary Specter copes with the gruesome murder-suicide of one of her patients while FBI agent Dale Rollins begins digging into her father's past. As yet another patient of the Specter Sleep Clinic shows signs of dangerous psychosis through his dreams, Mary's life is imperiled again, and her path and Dale's become intertwined.

32 pages, $3.99.

CSI NEW YORK: BLOODY MURDER #2

Written by Max Allan Collins, art by J.K. Woodward, Steven Perkins.

As Taylor and Messer descend into the sewers of Manhattan in search of a savage killer, Bonasera and Flack pursue leads that take them into the world of the theater. Can the CSI team act in time to catch a killer that seems to be less-or more-than human? Based on the smash-hit CBS series.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE DEVIL'S REJECTS

Written by Rob Zombie, art by David Hartman, Mike Lopez and Nick Stakal.

Rob Zombie's got a terrifying new movie­The Devil's Rejects­on the horizon, and IDW Publishing is proud to present three twisted tales based on the film's main characters. Zombie himself pens the blood-soaked stories of Capt. Spaulding, Otis, and Baby, with chilling art provided by David Hartman, Mike Lopez, and Nick Stakal.

32 pages, $3.99.

SPIKE: OLD TIMES

Written by Peter David, art by Fernando Goni.

Spike returns to the comic book world in this special one-shot written by fan-favorite writer Peter David! On a dark night in 1880s London, a young poet named William was humiliated by an elegant woman named Cecily and fled into the night... not realizing it would be the first night of the rest of his unlife. But Cecily had a few secrets of her own. Now it's over a century later, elegant Cecily is a vengeance demon named Halfrek endeavoring to destroy another young poet, and William the Vampire -- the renowned Spike -- is squaring off against her to try and even the scales.

48 pages, $7.49.

METAL GEAR SOLID #12

Written by Kris Oprisko, art by Ashley Wood.

The first Metal Gear Solid story arc wraps up in this action-packed issue as Solid Snake faces off against both Metal Gear Rex and Liquid Snake, his deadly genetic "brother." Snake must emerge victorious or die knowing the Earth will perish with him! Based on the wildly popular Konami videogame.

32 pages, $3.99.

DAMPYR #5: UNDER THE STONE BRIDGE

Written by Mauro Boselli, art by Luca Rossi, cover by Ashley Wood.

In his most bizarre adventure yet, Harlan Draka is summoned­alone­by a mysterious message to Kampa Island. As he seeks out his summoner, Caleb Lost, and his hard-to-find "Theatre of Lost Steps," Harlan encounters Nickolaus, a likeable but not very trustworthy adversary who leads Harlan in circles. Unsure what is real and what is illusion on this frightening, ghost-filled island, Harlan finds himself a pawn in the plan to resurrect the most horrible creature in all of legend­the Golem!

96 pages, black and white, $7.99.

CONTAINMENT TPB

Written by Eric Red, art by Nick Stakal.

Screenwriter Eric Red (The Hitcher, Near Dark) offers up a zombie story set in space. On a manned NASA space ship millions of miles from Earth, a terrifying malfunction occurs in the cryogenic hypersleep pods containing the hibernating astronauts, turning most of the crew into the violently brain-dead. In this debut issue by Red and artist Nick Stakal (Hyde), a handful of outnumbered astronauts awaken intact from their artificial slumber to find themselves pitted against murderous zombies running amok on the ship.

104 pages, $17.99.

DESPERADOES: BANNERS OF GOLD TPB

Written by Jeff Mariotte, art by Jeremy Haun, art by John Cassaday.

Hard-hitting action and supernatural terror in the Old West! Critically acclaimed and nominated for top awards in the horror field, Desperadoes has been a groundbreaking title since its first issue. With "Banners of Gold," Gideon Brood, Jeremy Betts, and Abby DeGrazia move to IDW for the first time, in an adventure that teams them with a spiritualist who escapes from a small town‹only to walk right into something far worse.

120 pages, $19.99.

MARS TPB & HC

Written by Mark Hempel, art by Marc Wheatley.

How do we discover what is real -- and what is Mars? Discover the earth-shattering truth in Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster, Fables) and Marc Hempel (Sandman, Mad, Gregory)'s pulse-pounding Mars series, now collected complete in one volume and thoroughly re-colored for 21st Century state-of-the-art technology‹with a brand-new cover and 32 additional pages of bonus artwork and extras. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy one of the most insightful comics miniseries of the classic independent comics era!

288 pages, $39.99 (Hardcover, $75).

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: BLOODSUCKER TALES 1 TPB & HC

Written by Steve Niles and Matt Fraction, art by Kody Chamberlain and Ben Templesmith.

The world of the undead is a vast one, with many stories remaining to be told. In Bloodsucker Tales, Steve Niles continues the saga of 30 Days of Night with the bloody and terrifying story "Dead Billy Dead," illustrated by talented newcomer Kody Chamberlain. Matt Fraction (Last of the Independents) joins in with "Juarez," introducing Lex Nova, former private detective and free-range madman, illustrated by Ben Templesmith. This special collection offers the 8-part installments of both tales as well as a cover gallery, sketches from both artists and other bonus features.

200 pages, $24.99 (Hardcover, $49.99).

STEVE NILES' CELLAR OF NASTINESS TPB & HC

Written by Steve Niles, art by Butch Adams Chee, Josh Medors, Nick Stakal and Ben Templesmith.

The dark, feverish imagination of Steve Niles has produced some classic works of horror, such as 30 Days of Night. This special collection gathers up some of his most twisted one-shots in one volume. Contained within is Niles' re-telling of Hyde, his spooky all-ages tale, A Very Big Monster Show, and the ghastly short stories of Horrorcide. Illustrated by some of the best horror artists in comics today, the stories contained in Steve Niles' Cellar of Nastiness offer you on dark journeys and dangerous visions.

132 pages, $19.99.

ANGEL: THE CURSE #3

Written by Jeff Mariotte, art by David Messina, covers by Messina, Ashley Wood, Alex Garner and Igor Kordey.

When warlord Corneliu Brasov's thugs raid a Rom hideout, Angel is on hand. But he can't prevent bloodshed, putting him in a tricky situation--how's he going to get their cooperation removing the "happiness clause" if he can't keep them alive? And what favors is he going to have to do for them in order to earn their trust and get their help? Action-packed and featuring some surprise guests, every Angel fan will need this miniseries written by two-time Stoker nominee Jeff Mariotte, with art and cover by David Messina. Also featuring special variant covers by Ashley Wood, Alex Garner, and Igor Kordey.

32 pages, $3.99.

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