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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2008

IDW PUBLISHING FOR MAY

DEAD, SHE SAID #1

Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Bernie Wrightson.

Legendary comic book artist Bernie Wrightson inks his own work for the first time in more than two decades! Detective Coogan knows well that there are some pretty shady freaks out there in the big city... but he doesn't know that some of those freaks ain't human. He learns it the hard way, and ends up on the wrong side of a bullet, all in the first issue of this new series that mixes horror and noir into a tightly wound nightmare of twists and turns.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: ASSIGNMENT EARTH #1

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

IDW's Star Trek: Second Stage continues, as comics icon John Byrne unveils the first-ever Star Trek series of his decades-spanning career! The 1968 TV episode "Assignment Earth" had been the Season Two finale for the original Star Trek series, and was intended by Gene Roddenberry as the pilot for a spin-off series that never came to pass. Now, Byrne delivers the series 40 years after it would have debuted, recounting the adventures of interstellar agent Gary Seven and his Earth-born assistant as they covertly confront threats to the past so that they can save Star Trek's future. Byrne will both write and draw the series, which steps one year forward with each installment, beginning with 1968, the year that the spin-off series would have appeared.

32 pages, $3.99.

TANK GIRL: VISIONS OF BOOGA #1

Written by Alan Martin, art by Rufus Dayglo, cover by Ashley Wood.

The creative team responsible for revitalizing Tank Girl last year returns with an all-new series! In Visions of Booga, Part 1: Falling Angel Blues, we join Tank Girl and her marsupial hubby Booga as theyİfind themselves the victims of the worst run of bad luck ever. The tank has been lost in a wager and the Australian Mafia are after their pelts. Their only hope seems to lie on the other side of the country, with Booga's estranged little brother. A transcontinental Kerouackian odyssey begins.

32 pages, $3.99.

IGOR MOVIE PREQUEL #1

Written by Dara Naraghi, art and cover by Grent Bond.

The upcoming animated feature film Igor will feature the voices of John Cleese, John Cusack, and Steve Buscemi, and this series of all-new, original stories will serve as a lead-in to the movie by introducing you to Igor, Scamper, Brain, and all the other delightfully twisted characters from the land of Malaria. In this debut issue, see how Igor came under the employ of the inept Dr. Glickenstein, much to the loveable hunchbacked assistant's dismay. Then, laugh your way through Igor's first failed evil science fair experiment as he befriends the demented lab rabbit, Scamper. And finally, Carl Cristall, Malaria's top-rated TV talk show host, profiles another famous evil scientist on his program. This can only end in utter chaos.

32 pages, $3.99.

ZOMBIES!: HUNTERS #1

Written by Dara Naraghi, art and cover by Don Figueroa.

On a remote Caribbean island, four wealthy thrill-seekers come to stalk the most dangerous game on the planet: the living dead. But with an ex-CIA commander as the showrunner and a Haitian voodoo priest providing the prey, things on this outlaw safari are bound to go wrong. Very wrong!

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL #7

Written by Joss Whedon and Brian Lynch, art by Sean Galloway, Fabio Mantovani, Stephen Mooney, Mirco Pierfederici and Nick Runge, covers by Joe Sharp and Rob Sharp, and Rebecca A. Wrigley.

Angel lost the battle. Los Angeles was sent to hell. The story of what happened during that fateful first night concludes. The answers you've been waiting for, the stories you wanted to see. Heroes will fall, new champions will rise, and you'll also see the long-awaited return of... right, like we're going to tell you here.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL #1 -- THE DIRECTOR'S CUT

Written by Brian Lynch, art by Franco Urro, cover by Alex Garner.

Angel: After the Fall, picking up where Angel: Season Five ended, hit the ground running and has been a hit ever since Joss Whedon's characters first stepped into a Los Angeles cast into Hell. Now, experience again the beginning of the story in this special edition that also includes writer Brian Lynch's complete script and his writer's annotations, too. Alex Garner provides an all-new painted cover for this special issue.

48 pages, $5.99.

EVERYBODY'S DEAD #3

Written by Brian Lynch, art and cover by David Crosland.

Zombies eat whomever they want, are barely literate, and smell like dung. They're a real problem, but Jack and Doug have a solution -- break onto an army base, steal all sorts of guns and shoot the heck out of them. Problem is, everyone on the army base has been turned into zombies, too. Lesser (or smarter) men would run -- but Jack and Doug are far from lesser (or smarter) men!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE MUMMY MOVIE PREQUEL: THE RISE & FALL OF XANGO'S AX #2

Written by Joshua Jabcuga, art and cover by Stephen Mooney.

Journey back into time when men were men, mummies were resurrected vengeance-seeking rulers riding monstrous mastodons, and all the action-adventure yarns you wanted were just a rack of pulps away! Join father-son team Rick and Alex O'Connell in the continuation of their pre-Mummy 3 tale as they find themselves locked in battle with the dreaded King Xango and his army of tribal warriors.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO #5

Written by Gary Russell, art by Mirco Pierfederici, color by Nick Roche.

South Wales, 1957. There's a military base in the Brecon Beacons that has been empty and silent since the end of the war. But something deep beneath the ground has woken up and the military have returned to harness its power. When the Doctor and Martha Jones arrive they discover that not only does this creature not want to work for the British Government, it would really rather go home, thank you very much. Which would be fineóif only it would stop shouting...

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS #6

Written by Pat Mills and John Wagner, art by Dave Gibbons, cover by Joe Corroney.

IDW Publishing continues its re-presentation of classic Doctor Who comics from across time and space as "The Star Beast" concludes, giving way to... "The Dogs of Doom!"

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS MOVIE SEQUEL: THE REIGN OF STARSCREAM #2

Written by Chris Mowry and Chris Ryall, art by Alex Milne, covers by Milne and James Raiz.

The official continuation of the blockbuster Transformers movie continues here! In part two, "To Be King," Starscream's machinations on Mars move forward, but they also catch the vigilant eyes of a team of Autobots, and the battle begins! The Autobots, however, will soon learn that Starscream is not alone

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: BEST OF THE U.K. -- SPACE PIRATES #3

Written by Simon Furman, art by Lee Sullvian, cover by Dan Khanna.

Continuing the reprints of the best Transformers epics from across the pond! In chapter three of Space Pirates, Rodimus Prime suddenly finds himself stripped of the power of the creation matrix. Now merely Hot Rod once more, how can he hope to stop the power of the Quintessons as they overrun Autobot City? Witness the coming of... Metroplex!

32 pages, $3.99. Written by Simon Furman, with art by Lee Sullivan and a new cover recreating a classic scene by Dan Khanna.

THE TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED VOL. 3 TP

By various.

Continuing a series of books capturing the action of The Transformers Animated Series! Share the adventures of Autobot heroes like Optimus Prime, Hot Rod and Jazz as they battle Megatron and the dangerous Decepticons. Using actual still frames from the series itself, The Transformers Animated series puts new TF action in your pocket.

96 pages, $7.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: DEVASTATION TP

Written by Simon Furman, art by E.J. Su, Nick Roche and Robby Musso, cover by Su.

In the aftermath of Escalation's thundering showdown in Brasnya, factions on Earth stir into bold and demonstrative action. With both the Machination and Skywatch poised to strike, each possessing Cybertronian tech and inside knowledge of the alien enemy they face, the Autobots have no choice but to relocate. But the arrival on Earth of the Decepticons' living super-weapon, Sixshot, tells of more Devastation to come. What role do Soundwave, Scorpinok, and the Reapers play in the coming confrontation?

152 pages, $19.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: BEST OF THE U.K. -- DINOBOTS TP

Written by Simon Furman, art by Barry Kitson, Will Simpson and Tim Perkins, cover by Nick Roche.

A long lost mystery surfaces only to become the pawn of a man bent on revenge and a threat to the Autobots. The threat... Swoop, now under the control of another and out of control. Optimus Prime has no choice but to gather the troops and order a hunt for the rest of the Dinobots! This special collection presents a beloved U.K. Transformers tale from years past.

144 pages, $19.99.

TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS SOURCEBOOK TP

Written by Simon Furman and Ben Yee, art by Matt Frank, Don Figueroa, Guido Guidi, Jake Isenberg, Dan Khanna, Robby Musso, Marcelo Matere, Frank Milkovich, Nick Roche, James Raiz, Rob Ruffolo, Jamie Snell and Simon Williams, cover by Don Figueroa.

Simon Furman (Transformers: Beast Wars: The Gathering) and Ben Yee (consultant on the Beast Wars TV series) team up to present an all-encompassing, unifying resource book highlighting the characters, worlds and technology from all generations and incarnations of Beast Wars. From Air Hammer to Wolfgang and beyond, and featuring all-new art from a host of the industry's top Transformers artists.

200 pages, $24.99.

MACK BOLAN, THE EXECUTIONER: THE DEVIL'S TOOLS #2

Written by Doug Wojtowicz, art by S.L. Gallant, cover by Rebecca A. Wrigley.

IDW Publishing and Gold Eagle Books continue the all-new comic adventures of Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan, the Executioner! The original one-man army continues his battle against the Border Steel Cartel. Bolan and a pair of ATF agents meet to discuss the Cartel when violence explodes on the streets of Brownsville. Can Bolan keep the bloodshed from claiming innocent lives?

32 pages, $3.99.

ROGUE ANGEL: TELLER OF TALL TALES #4

Written by Barbara Kesel, art by Renae De Liz, cover by Rebecca A. Wrigley.

Gold Eagle Book's novel heroine continues her first foray into comic books. Abandoned and left to die, Annja finds help in the world of Mark Twain, with possibly another, otherworldly helper.

32 pages, $3.99.

GHOST WHISPERER: THE HAUNTED #3

Written by Carrie Smith and Becca Smith, art by Elena Casagrande, cover by Brian Miller.

It's the Homecoming Dance, and teen beauty Krista Phillips wants to be Homecoming Queen. Only one thing stands in her way: she's dead. But that won't stop Krista from destroying everything in her path to get that crown. Melinda tries to cross over the furious ghost, but tangles once again with her old nemesis, Osiris. Bigger, badder, and back for more, Osiris lends his power to Krista and her reign of terror. Melinda must stop them both before they destroy Rockland High.

32 pages, $3.99.

SILENT HILL: SINNER'S REWARD #4

Written by Tom Waltz, art and cover by Steph Stamb.

IDW Publishing continues its return to the darkest corners of Konami's Silent Hill franchise. The ghosts and demons from Jack Stanton's murderous past grow stronger and more dangerous to both Jack and the mysterious teenager Sara as they continue their desperate journey through Silent Hill in search of their missing loved ones.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: YEAR FOUR -- THE ENTERPRISE EXPERIMENT #2

Written by D.C. Fontana and Derek Chester, art by Gordon Purcell, cover by Joe Sharp and Rob Sharp.

The untold fourth year of the Enterprise's legendary five-year mission continues! With the Enterprise crippled and out of phase in a cloaking experiment gone haywire, a Romulan strike force storms the starship, looking for revenge over their stolen technology. Kirk and Spock, meanwhile, must find a way to repel the invaders, while at the same time reverse the experiment and restore the ship -- before it fades away completely!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: NEW FRONTIER #3

Written by Peter David, art and cover by Stephen Thompson.

Mackenzie Calhoun has caught up with the fleeing Admiral Jellico, and the Excalibur is prepared to blow both Jellico and the time ship out of space... until Calhoun discovers the shocking truth of who is behind both Jellico's apparently treasonous acts and the theft of the experimental vessel.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION -- INTELLIGENCE GATHERING #5

Written and art by Scott Tipton and David Tipton, art and cover by David Messina.

It's the final issue of the all-new adventure of the crew of the Enterprise-D! Someone's been leading Captain Picard and company across the galaxy -- but why? And who's behind it? The stakes are raised on a planetary scale.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: ALIEN SPOTLIGHT TP

Written by John Byrne, Andrew Steven Harris, James Patrick, Paul Storrie, Scott Tipton and David Tipton, art by Josep Maria Beroy, John Byrne, Elena Casagrande, David Messina, Sean Murphy, Leonard O'Grady, cover by Zach Howard.

In the vast Star Trek universe, many diverse alien races abound, and now they finally get their due! Presenting a collection of six tales set throughout the Star Trek galaxy, each by a different creative team and featuring a different Star Trek alien race. This collection includes stories of the Gorn, Vulcans, Andorians, Orions, Borg, and Romulans, and features guest-stars such as Captains Pike, Janeway and Terrell, along with familiar faces like Picard, Spock, and many others.

152 pages, $19.99.

FX #3

Written by Wayne Osborne, art and cover by John Byrne.

It's out of the frying pan and into the fire as the mystery behind Tom's powers deepens and he discovers that having power comes at a cost... one that might be paid by the people he cares about the most. From movie monsters to the menace of Madcap, the action-packed journey continues.

32 pages, $3.99.

LOCKE & KEY #4

Written by Joe Hill, art and cover by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Sam Lesser slaughters his way across America, moving steadily closer to Keyhouse and a final reckoning with the Locke family. His cross-country journey is mirrored by another, more harrowing odyssey, into the distorted territory of Sam's memories. Think you know what happened, the day Sam murdered Rendell Locke? Think again!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE COMPLEAT NEXT MEN VOLUME 1 TP

By John Byrne.

In the 1990s, acclaimed writer/artist John Byrne created an all-new world of superheroes and explored their impact on the planet in a realistic way, a book that quickly became one of the most critically acclaimed titles in his storied career. Now John Byrne's Next Men is being collected in its entirety in thick B&W volumes that offer 300 pages of story and art. Volume 1 collects the 2112 graphic novel, the #0 issue, and the first 12 issues of this masterful run.

432 pages, black and white, $19.99.

FINDING PEACE GN

Written by Tom Waltz, art and cover by Nathan St. John.

Finding Peace contains three stories, each unique and yet all connected by a single, tragic thread -- the desperate search for peace in times of both declared and undeclared war. Set in an unnamed country ravaged by civil war, the three storiesİare presented in reverse chronological order, showing where things are before finally depicting where things have been. The reader will ultimately decide if the situation has improved, or whether the dangers and tragedies of civil war only wear a different mask during times of peacekeeping -- a new disguise that simply hides the same, deadly monster underneath.

120 pages, black and white, $14.99.

CORY DOCTOROW'S FUTURISTIC TALES OF THE HERE AND NOW HC

Written by Dara Naraghi, James L. Kuhoric, Dan Taylor, J.C. Vaughn, art by Dustin Evans, Paul McCaffrey, Esteve Polls, Daniel Warner and more, cover by Paul Pope.

Writer and BoingBoing.net co-editor Cory Doctorow has won acclaim for his science-fiction writing as well as his Creative Commons presentation of his material. Now, IDW Publishing is proud to present six standalone stories adapted from Doctorow's work, each featuring cover art by some of comics' top talents. Stories collected include: The Locus Award-winning "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth"; "Anda's Game", a story selected for inclusion in the Michael Chabon edited 2005 Best American Short Stories; "Craphound", a story selected for Year's Best Science Fiction XVI; "Nimby and the D-Hoppers", selected for Year's Best Science Fiction 9; The Hugo-nominated and Locus Award-winning "I Robot"; and "After the Siege." This special hardcover edition includes a Doctorow-signed and numbered tip-in plate.

144 pages, $24.99.

LORE PREMIERE EDITION HC

Written by Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise, art and cover by Wood.

In times past, the world was full of mythical creaturesócreatures 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. Lore Premiere Edition collects the entire six issues of this unique and mystical series, along with a gallery of artwork from Wood, all within a handsome hardcover and dust jacket.

288 pages, $75.

PRISONER OF THE STARS TPB

Written and art by Alfonso Font.

On a planet condemned by a scorching sun, mankind lives in overpopulated cities underground. Only the disinherited are forced to survive on the inhospitable surface; they are called the "outer ones." This is the story of a beautiful woman, full of life, who joins forces with an escaped rebel in a desperate attempt to reach salvation in the legendary place called the "City of Domes." Their odyssey, however, is controlled by mysterious beings linked to the power of the "Mega," an entity who is much closer than they imagine.

104 pages, $14.99.

SPEED RACER VOLUME 5 TP

Written by Lamar Waldron, art by Norm Dwyer, cover by Ken Steacy.

In volume five of the classic Now Comics series, Speed heads down roads both fantastical and supernatural, as he is subjected to a "Witch Hunt," the Alpha Team returns in a "Blaze of Glory," and much more. Issues 27-32 are collected in this latest volume chronicling past adventures of Speed Racer.

140 pages, $19.99.

CSI: DEMON HOUSE TP -- NEW FORMAT

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

When a real body turns up in a charity haunted house, the members of Las Vegas's CSI team -- already busy on a series of armed robberies -- find themselves pulling double duty. It's all tricks and no treats for Grissom and crew!

120 pages, $11.99.

CSI: DOMINOES TP -- NEW FORMAT

Written by Kris Oprisko, art by Gabriel Rodriguez and Steven Perkins.

When gang war in Las Vegas leaves bodies all over town, clues point to a ruthless murderer -- one who may be the most terrifying foe Gil Grissom and the Las Vegas CSI team have ever faced. The bodies pile up fast in this mini-series collection based on TV's number one show!

124 pages, $11.99.

WORTHWHILE BOOKS

MY DAD!

Written by Chae Strathie, art by Jacqueline East.

Tall tales trip off Dad's tongue as he gets carried away with his own imagination. But Dad always knows when to stop with stories and tell the truth. A warm and comforting parable from the illustrator of Cuddle! And That's When I'm Happy.

24 pages, hardcover, $15.99.

MR. PEPPER'S PERFECT PET SHOP

Written and art by Erica-Jane Waters.

Step inside Mr. Pepper's Perfect Petshop and discover a world of Mouse Mariners, Musical Dinosaurs, even a baby Zebracorn -- an amazing selection -- but will Molly find what she really wants?

24 pages, hardcover, $15.99.



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