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MONDAY, MAY 1, 2006

IDW PUBLISHING FOR AUGUST

CSI: DYING IN THE GUTTERS #1

Written by Steven Grant, art by Stephen Mooney.

Presenting an all-new storyline set firmly in the world of comic books, sure to appeal to comic book fans and CSI fans alike! Grissom and his CSIs take in a Las Vegas comic convention that ends in tragedy‹the death of online gossip columnist Rich Johnston. The suspects are many‹among them Marvel Comics EIC Joe Quesada, Ed Brubaker, Marc Silvestri, Robert Kirkman, Ben Templesmith, Peter David, Greg Rucka and many other well-known comic creators! Can the CSIs solve the crime before "dead is dead" becomes commonplace at the con?

32 pages, $3.99.

CSI CASE FILES: VOLUME ONE

Written by Max Allan Collins, art by Gabriel Rodriquez and Ashley Wood.

CSI Case Files: Volume One collects three original IDW published CSI comic book miniseries CSI: Serial, CSI: Bad Rap and CSI: Demon House in one specially priced volume. Presented in black and white and printed on newsprint, this first volume offers over 300 pages of CSI comics.

340 pages, black and white, $19.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: STORMBRINGER #2

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

In part two of this cosmic epic from Furman and Figueroa, captives of a mysterious cult worship the once and former "weapon of mass destruction" known as Thunderwing, while Optimus Prime -- the memory of the insane, tormented Decepticon scientist's last near-apocalyptic rampage still uppermost in his anguished memory -- unleashes his own last resort solution -- the Wreckers! Features a special wraparound cover from Figueroa as well as a variant character sketch cover from Fig, too. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

32 pages, $2.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS EVOLUTIONS: HEARTS OF STEEL #3

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

Chuck Dixon and artist Guido Guidi continue their special look at the Industrial Age reign of the Transformers. In Hearts of Steel part 3, 19th Century scientist Tobia Muldoon has evidence of the existence of the Decepticons and their plans for the domination of Earth. But will anyone other than Mark Twain believe his fantastic story? Or will the Asrotrain roll into New York City and change history forever? This issue features two covers from Guidi, one a concept art cover. Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

32 pages, $2.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS #6

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

IDW continues its 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 and Nick Roche, both of which present recreations of the original cover art. This issue features the conclusion to "The Return to Cybertron" mini-arc with "The Bridge to Nowhere!" originally presented in Marvel Comics' The Transformers #18! Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

24 pages, $2.49.

TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS: THE GATHERING TPB

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

The Beast Wars -- the time-lost series of conflicts on Earth, where heroic Maximals are pitted against evil Predacons -- is celebrating its 10th anniversary with this special mini-series. In chapter one, as one strand of the Beast Wars rages on, another is just beginning. Predacon general Magmatron is on a mission to capture the renegade Megatron, but his true intentions are far more terrifying and revolutionary; his ultimate aim -- to bring Cybertron itself to its knees. All he needs... is an army. And he knows exactly where to find one! Furman and Figueroa begin a towering new era of Beast Wars majesty!

104 pages, $17.99.

TRANSFORMERS: INFILTRATION COVER GALLERY

By Don Figueroa, Guido Guidi, James Raiz, E.J. Su, Andrew Wildman, and more.

With the return of Transformers to the world of comic books, a number of fan-favorite artists were assembled to properly present "the robots in disguise," including Don Figueroa, Guido Guidi, James Raiz, E.J. Su, Nick Roche, Andrew Wildman, and more. This special collection offers up all the cover art from Transformers: Infiltration in one stunning volume--including rare exclusive and incentive wraparound cover images.

48 pages, $5.99.

TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS: THE GATHERING POSTER

By Don Figueroa.

Here's your chance to own Don Figueroa's gatefold wraparound image from issue 1 as an oversize poster!

36 inches by 21 inches, $6.99.

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' A PRINCESS OF MARS #1

Written by Dan Taylor, art and cover by Ted McKeever.

Presenting the very first tale of pulp hero John Carter's adventures on the Red Planet. A Princess of Mars represents the beginning of the very prolific career of legendary author Edgar Rice Burroughs. The first issue of this five-issue series opens with Civil War veteran John Carter finding himself mysteriously and unexpectedly transported to the planet Mars, where he is captured by the Thark­a horde of Green Martian warriors. Carter is forced to adapt to this strange and fantastic new world while trying to remain alive amidst its many dangers.

32 pages, $2.99.

ANGEL SPOTLIGHT: CONNOR

Written by Jay Faerber, art by Bob Gill, covers by Gill, Messina, Stamb, Walks.

While working on a genealogy project for one of his college classes, Connor -- the son of Angel -- becomes increasingly torn between his conflicting sets of memories. What is his true nature? Is he the average son of a normal couple? Or is he the super-powered offspring of a pair of vampires? And what does this have to do with vigilante that's killing suspected criminals all over town?

32 pages, $2.99.

ANGEL SCRIPTBOOK: "SANCTUARY" #6

Written by Tim Minear and Joss Whedon, art and cover by Jeff Johnson.

Continuing with monthly illustrated scriptbooks based on the very best Angel episodes pulled from its five-season run. This sixth script offered in this series was selected by series creator Joss Whedon as one of his favorites and is from the first-season episode "Sanctuary," written by Tim Minear and Joss Whedon. Issue #6 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.

FALLEN ANGEL #8

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

Jude faces the first major test of his power over Bete Noire as a religious war breaks out in the city. And with the Fallen Angel out of town and unable to help him, he turns to the only individuals who may be able to get things under control -- the inimitable Sachs & Violens.

32 pages, $3.99.

FALLEN ANGEL TPB, VOLUME 1

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

Gliding through the streets of the fate-filled city of Bete Noire, the Fallen Angel has been a force both for good and evil. But her origins have remained as mystery-cloaked as the Angel herself... until now. See the truth of her background unfold for the first time as the most formidable opponent she's ever faced tracks her down with an offer that she may not be able to refuse... even though, in accepting it, the life she knows may well be over. This special trade paperback collects IDW's first Fallen Angel mini-series, co-created and written by Peter David.

120 pages, $19.99.

CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE TPB

Written by Tom Waltz, art by Casey Maloney, cover by Dan Brereton.

Team Orphan, a U.S. Special Forces team made up of three hardened soldiers, has been tasked with assassinating a maniacal terrorist guilty of genocide on a massive scale. In their desperate quest to rid the world of the rogue terrorist, Team Orphan will soon learn they are not the only ones seeking his death. The terrorist's many small victims -- the children he has destroyed -- have returned from the dead, bent on revenge. Team Orphan is caught in the middle, wondering who they should fear most: the terrorist, themselves or the Children of the Grave? The artwork for the entire miniseries collected here has been given new greytone shading from artist Casey Malone, and this special collection will also feature an all-new cover from artist Dan Brereton!

120 pages, black and white, $14.99.

METAL GEAR SOLID: SONS OF LIBERTY TPB, VOLUME 1

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

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! Collecting issues 1-6 of Sons of Liberty, and featuring a new cover from artist Ashley Wood!

148 pages, $19.99.

SUPER DELUXE HERO HAPPY HOUR: THE LOST EPISODE

Written by Dan Taylor, art and cover by Chris Fason.

Available at last­the long-lost episode, "The Fall and Rise of Kingfish," with bonus material and special features! Return to every hero's favorite watering hole, The Hideout Bar & Grill, and join Guardian, Night Ranger, Scout, Rusty the Bartender and the rest of the regulars as they defend First City from the marauding Shadow-Soldiers from Dimension Z. Happy hour turns sour as one of their own loses their life in the line of duty and the group has to come to terms with the loss of a colleague. This re-mastered "lost episode" includes never-before-seen specially enhanced scenes, interviews with the cast, outtake and blooper scenes, and additional bonus material.

64 pages, black and white, $9.99.

WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE #2

By Ben Templesmith.

Ben Templesmith continues with his new all-eerie and humorous series. The bodies continue to pile up as Wormwood and his oddball entourage continue their investigation into just what has been gestating inside many of the victims and who's behind it. Well, at least they would be if you could get them out of the pub for more than five minutes.

32 pages, $3.99.

SUPER BAD JAMES DYNOMITE #3

Written by Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Xavier Cook and Mitchell Marchand, art and cover by Robert Reed and Darren Huang.

After having his drug deal disrupted by Super Bad James Dynomite, Kane seeks revenge on his arch-enemy by setting him up. Will Dynomite take the fall? Go to jail? Can this pretty soul brotha survive in the cruel prison system? Stay tuned!

32 pages, $3.99.



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