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MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2006

IDW PUBLISHING FOR JULY

SPARROW: ASHLEY WOOD

Art by Ashley Wood.

Introducing an entirely new way of looking at comic book art -- the Sparrow series of art books. First up in this new line, 48 pages of Ashley Wood goodness, presented in a special 6" x 6" hardcover format.

48 pages, $11.99.

ROAD TO HELL #1

Written by Martin Schenk and Todd Lincoln, art by Diogenese Neve.

Friends on a rescue mission discover that the road ahead physically changes every time they stop, speeding their descent to a dark, Orwellian world ruled by savage monstrosities. Conned into stealing the Unholy Grail, the source of unlimited power, they discover that all escapes are paved in blood. Presenting a horrific new miniseries created and written by the team tagged to bring Hack/Slash to the big screen.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: STORMBRINGER #1

Written by Simon Furman, art and cover by Don Figueroa.

For those of you craving unchecked, cover-to-cover giant robot action (guaranteed no humans!) on an epic scale, look no further than this special space epic. So far, in Infiltration, we've had tantalizing hints about the state of play elsewhere in the Transformers universe, but now we look in on Cybertron itself, unlocking a dark, dark chapter in the planet's history, one that is about to hit the Autobots and Decepticons again...full force! By the Beast Wars team supreme of Simon Furman and Don Figueroa. This special four-part series will tell one complete, self-contained cosmic epic. What's more, each issue will feature a wraparound cover from Figueroa, all four of which combine to present one huge image, and a variant cover from Fig, too. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

32 pages, $2.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS EVOLUTIONS: HEARTS OF STEEL #2

Written by Chuck Dixon, art and covers by Guido Guidi.

Chuck Dixon and artist Guido Guidi continue their special look at the Industrial Age reign of the Transformers. In The Transformers Evolutions: Hearts of Steel, part 2, Starscream plans to usher in an all-new age, one that means doom for John Henry and his iron-age Autobot associates. This issue features two covers from Guidi, one a special sketch cover.

32 pages, $2.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS #5

Written by Bob Budiansky, art by Don Perlin and Keith Williams, covers by Ashley Wood and Nick Roche.

IDW continues their look back at some of the most beloved Transformers comics from years past. This special monthly series continues to present classic hard-to-find stories from the past two decades of Transformers comics. Once again, this issue features brand-new cover art from Ashley Wood (Metal Gear Solid) and Nick Roche, both of which present recreations of the original cover art. This issue takes us back to Cybertron with "The Smelting Pool!" originally presented in Marvel Comics' The Transformers #17! Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

24 pages, $2.49.

THE TRANSFORMERS "UNCLE PRIMUS" POSTER

Art by Milx.

Presenting the first in a coming series of Transformers posters. The Robots in Disguise want you!

18 inches by 24 inches, $5.99.

ANGEL SPOTLIGHT: DOYLE

Written by Jeff mariotte, art by David Messina, covers by various.

Before Angel hit L.A., there were plenty of demons around. One of them was named Doyle, a half-human, half-Brachen demon with personal problems galore. When Angel got to town, Doyle was entrusted by The-Powers-That-Be with guiding his quest for atonement≠but with difficulties of his own to atone for, what made TPTB think he was the right, er... half-man for the job? Written by Angel novelist Jeff Mariotte with art by his Angel: Old Friends partner David Messina. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL SCRIPTBOOK #5: "FIVE BY FIVE"

Written by Jeff Kauf, art and cover by Jeff Johnson.

Continuing with monthly illustrated scriptbooks based on the very best Angel episodes pulled from its five-season run. Each specially priced 48-page scriptbook will feature the entire shooting script and full-page and spot illustrations inspired by the episode from artist Jeff Johnson. The fifth script offered in this series was selected by series creator Joss Whedon as one of his favorites and is from the fifth-season episode "Five by Five," written by Jim Kouf. Issue #5 features two covers, a photo cover and a cover featuring art by Jeff Johnson. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

48 pages, black and white, $3.99.

SPIKE TPB

Written by Peter David and Scott Tipton, art by Fernando Goni.

Joss Whedon's fan-favorite character Spike goes solo in three extra-length tales collected here. This special trade paperback presents the sold-out "Spike: Old Times," written by Peter David (Fallen Angel), as well as Scott Tipton's "Spike: Old Wounds," and "Spike: Lost & Found" in one attractive collection. All three tales feature photorealistic art from artist Fernando Goni.

152 pages, $19.99.

FALLEN ANGEL #7

Written by Peter David, art and cover J.K. Woodward.

This special standalone issue presents a haunting tale of death and redemption, as a dying, blind singer seeks to avert his impending demise by looking for a miracle... a miracle that's known as the Fallen Angel.

32 pages, $3.99.

VAMPIRE HUNTER D

IDW is proud to present the stunning art of Vampire Hunter D≠a timeless world full of spectacular action, drama and science-fiction. Beautifully animated by MAD HOUSE studios and directed by the world-renowned Yoshiaki Kawajiri, (acclaimed for his work on Wicked City and Ninja Scroll), Vampire Hunter D is the greatest example of cooperative creative efforts between Japan and the US. This collection includes concept art and images from the animated film.

56 pages, hardcover, $15.99.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: THREE TALES TPB

Written by Steve Niles and Dan Wickline, art by Nat Jones, Milx and Ben Templesmith.

This volume collects three stories set in the fan-favorite vampire centric world of 30 Days of Night, including the 30 Days of Night 2005 Annual: The Journal of John Ikos, the complete three-part 30 Days of Night: Dead Space miniseries, and Niles and Templesmith's 30 Days of Night: Picking Up the Pieces (originally published in IDW's Tales of Terror).

132 pages, $19.99.

WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE #1

By Ben Templesmith.

You've had your first Taster of Wormwood, and now its time for a full refill! Ben Templesmith creates an all-eerie and humorous series. Things are awakening in the city. Things that have a nasty habit of leaving mutilated bodies in their wake and it all reeks of demons and dark gods up to no good. Owing a favor to his lazy ghost cop buddy Trotsky, Wormwood, the gentleman corpse and his oddball entourage are brought in to investigate the case (or at least hopefully not stuff it up too much.)

32 pages, $3.99.

THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW #5

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

The decades-long war between Jaffe and Fletcher spills over to their offspring as the adaptation of Clive Barker's epic novel continues. In book five, "The Devils Inside," the Jaff's terata attack, and all of Palomo Grove begins to realize just who and what their new residents really are...

32 pages, $3.99.

ZOMBIES!: FEAST #3

Written by Shane McCarthy, art by Chris Bolton, covers by Bolton and Ted McKeever.

A power struggle ensues as the stress and confinement begin taking their toll. Freedom is guaranteed for the prisoners if they can stand united however a dark secret threatens to break them all apart and all the while their vital need for food becomes increasingly problematic. Yet who among them will risk their lives for the good of the group? Who among them will die to save another? Art and all five covers, which connect to form one horrific image, will be provided by George A. Romero's Land of the Dead cover artist Chris Bolton. Ted McKeever again provides a variant cover.

32 pages, $3.99.

METAL GEAR SOLID: SONS OF LIBERTY #7

Written by Alex Garner, art and cover by Ashley Wood.

The intense, stealth-and-action extravaganza that is Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty kicks into high gear in this issue. Raiden must prove his VR-only training has paid off when he uses all his skills to battle Revolver Ocelot. And the stakes are high... if Raiden fails, the President of the United States dies!

32 pages, $2.99.

COBB: OFF THE LEASH #3

Written by Beau Smith, art and cover by Eduardo Barreto.

Finally, the one comic book character that has enough sack to show the world how a tough guy takes on organized crime and terrorists. The nonstop action continues as Cobb plants himself in the middle of a major fist- and gunfight to rescue Molly from the Russian Mafia. If that wasn't bad enough, he has to go toe-to-toe with his Russian counterpart, the legendary former KGB agent and Cossack known as Rostov. Then there is the matter of the terrorists who want to unleash a toxic nerve gas on major themepark.

32 pages, black and white, $3.99.

CHICANOS #9

Written by Carlos Trillo, art by Eduardo Risso.

When the brother of Jalisco's beautiful friend Marita is wrongfully arrested as a drug smuggler, the homely sleuth breaks into the real drug lord's suite... only to find him there waiting for her! Then, Jalisco is hired by a suitor to win Marita's heart... but has she unwittingly set her best friend up with a crazed serial killer?

32 pages, black and white, $3.99.

SILENT HILL: DEAD/ALIVE TPB

Written by Scott Ciencin, art by Nick Stakal.

Imagine you are eight years old, undead and pure evil. Your plans to gain ultimate power in the mist-enshrouded haunted town of Silent Hill have left you defeated, a prisoner. Suddenly you are free. But this is what hell really is... because now you are alive and vulnerablečand you have competition. May the deadliest win.

144 pages, $19.99.



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