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MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2008

IDW PUBLISHING FOR JUNE

STAR TREK: MIRROR IMAGES #1

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

IDW Publishing's Star Trek: Second Stage continues! A story from one of the most popular corners of Star Trek canon, the Mirror Universe! In the "Mirror, Mirror" episode from The Original Series, an evil Kirk commanded the I.S.S. Enterprise for the Terran Empire. But how did he rise to power, in a universe where treachery is rewarded as much as accomplishment? Witness Mirror-Kirk's plot to unseat Captain Pike and seize command!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT: CYCLONUS

Written by Simon Furman, art by E.J. Su, covers by Su and Nick Roche.

The Revelations Cycle starts here! Continuing the titanic story from the epic events of Transformers: Devastation, a quartet of senses-shattering Spotlight issues unfold, laying bare two years worth of secrets behind the Decepticon invasion of Earth! With a showcase on the legendary Cyclonus, the Final Phase begins! Continued in the interconnected future Spotlights featuring Sideswipe, Hardhead and Doubledealer, four climaxes to the Transformers saga instead of one!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS MOVIE SEQUEL: THE REIGN OF STARSCREAM #3

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

The official continuation of the Transformers movie continues here with the look at the latest machinations of Starscream. Now in charge and scheming to re-create Cybertron in his image, a small cadre of Autobots resist his attack. Little do they know that his plans are much bigger than they imaginedä and bigger than anyone can control, let alone stop!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS MOVIE PREQUEL SPECIAL

Written by Simon Furman and Chris Ryall, art by Don Figueroa and Andrew Wildman, covers by Figueroa.

This special edition with a full 32 pages of story and art offers two Transformers Movie tales never before offered for sale. In a special lead-in to the movie, Bumblebee finds himself beset on all sides. And in a full-length tale, Starscream and other Decepticons experience "Earthfall."

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS BEST OF THE UK: SPACE PIRATES #4

Written by Simon Furman, art by Will Simpson and Tim Perkins, cover by Dan Khanna.

Continuing the reprints of the best Transformers sagas from across the pond! In the aftermath of the Autobots driving off the Quintessons and saving Autobot City, the stage is set for the prelude chapters to the upcoming epic Time Wars! How will the stunning final moments of Space Pirates set the wheels in motion for the legendary tale that sends the story across the galaxy and through time itself? Check out these classic reprint issues and find out!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT: WHEELIE

Written by Simon Furman, art and covers by Klaus Scherwinski.

A second Transformers Spotlight this month finally showcases one of the most underrated of all Transformers, the Autobot Wheelie! Introducing Wheelie to the IDW generation of readers. Trapped, alone on a hostile, faraway planet, the diminutive Autobot must dig deeper than ever before just to survive, running a gauntlet of pain and self-sacrifice that leads, ultimately, to a choice that will test not just his allegiance, but his very soul!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE ART OF TRANSFORMERS HC

Art by Don Figueroa, Guido Guidi, Ed McGuinness, Alex Milne, James Raiz, Nick Roche, Klaus Scherwinski, E.J. Su, Andrew Wildman, Ashley Wood and more, cover by Don Figueroa.

Re-offered for the first time! The Transformers have featured some of the best, most technically proficient comic book art to ever grace the printed page. Some have been hard-to-secure variant cover images, others only saw limited runs, but all of them deserve to be showcased. And now they are, in this deluxe hardcover-with-dustjacket volume. Inside, you'll find cover images, pin-ups and rare sketches from the best of the best!

216 pages, $50 (Signed and numbered edition, $100; sketch edition, $150).

SCORCHY SMITH AND THE ART OF NOEL SICKLES

By Noel Sickles, with biographical text by Bruce Canwell.

Noel Sickles drew comics for three brief years, yet his groundbreaking work on the 1930s aviation adventure series Scorchy Smith is a milestone in the history of newspaper comic strips. Over the past 70 years, however, readers have seen only occasional excerpts of this seminal work.

Now IDW's Library of American Comics presents Scorchy Smith and The Art of Noel Sickles, a comprehensive, oversized 352-page volume that collects, for the first time, every Sickles Scorchy strip, from December 1933 through November 1936. It also features extensive DVD-style extras examining Sickles's life and the decades-long influence of his work, while also showcasing the breadth of his career as one of America's foremost magazine illustrators.

Having blazed a trail through the comics world, Sickles left the medium in favor of a 40-year career as one of America's most successful magazine illustrators. A regular at Life magazine, his work also appeared in Look, Reader's Digest, National Geographic, and the Saturday Evening Post. Sickles won the National Cartoonist Society's Advertising and Illustration Award in both 1960 and 1962. He eventually settled in Tucson, Arizona and turned to painting, winning further acclaim for his Western canvases.

Edited by Dean Mullaney. Designed by Mullaney and Dale Crain.

352 pages, $49.99.

ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL #8

Written by Joss Whedon and Brian Lynch, art by Tim Kale, David Messina and Mirco Pierfederici, covers by Messina and Brian Miller.

Angel ships bi-weekly in June! First up, Angel: After the Fall #8, concluding the stories of what happened to Angel's friends and family during their first night in hell. In this issue: Gwen begins to fulfill her destiny, Gunn begins his journey down the darkest path imaginable, and LA's citizens deal with being cast into Hell.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL #9

Written by Joss Whedon and Brian Lynch, art by Nick Runge, covers by Runge and Alex Garner.

The second of two Angel issues arrives this month, and it brings with it a new artist, Nick Runge (artist on the "First Night" Wesley story). The gang's all here as the forces of evil attack from all sides. But Angel's not just fighting for his own life, the fate of someone he never thought he'd see again hangs in the balance.

32 pages, $3.99 (Foil photo edition, $9.99).

ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL HC

Written by Joss Whedon and Brian Lynch, art and cover by Franco Urru.

In Angel's final television season, his world endedä but his story didn't. Now, IDW Publishing is presents the story of Angel: After the Fall, as presided over by Angel co-creator Joss Whedon, along with his hand-picked creative team, Brian Lynch and Franco Urru. Picking up where Season Five of the fan-favorite TV show left off, this hardcover edition looks at who lived after that climactic battle, who died, and what happened to all of Los Angeles in its wake. Features an art gallery from acclaimed artists Tony Harris, Andrew Robinson, and Urru.

192 pages, $24.99.

LOCKE & KEY #5

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

The Locke family plays houseguest to Sam Lesser, just in from the West Coast, and ready to kill them one at a time to get what he came for: the key that will set his master loose.

32 pages, $3.99.

EVERYBODY'S DEAD #4

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

After three issues, two-thirds of our leads are still alive. That's something, right? Congratulations to them. Now, they've got a new plan for survival -- hole up in their house until it all blows over. Small problem -- every zombie in the state is at their door. This can't end well.

32 pages, $3.99.

ZOMBIES!: HUNTERS #2

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

Last issue's skirmish with the undead on a private Caribbean island was just a taste of what awaits our group of thrill-seeking big game hunters. After this issue's bloodfest, one will regret ever joining the illicit hunt, while another will be too dead to care. Plus, back at the base, tensions mount between showrunner Shepherd Price and the voodoo priest Toussaint, while Dr. Quinn succumbs to her drug addiction. Talk about bad timing for the injured hunter who needs to go under her knife!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: ASSIGNMENT EARTH #2

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

The first-ever Star Trek series from Byrne continues! Telling the story of the Assignment: Earth Trek spin-off from Gene Roddenberry that never came to pass, a time-traveling U.S.S. Enterprise intersects with Gary Seven's efforts to save the future from a 1969 crisis that only he and his assistant Roberta can avert!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK YEAR FOUR: THE ENTERPRISE EXPERIMENT #3

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

The untold fourth year of the Enterprise's legendary five-year mission continues! A mysterious discovery on Loren 5 sets the stage for conflict between the Klingon Empire and the Federation. With the sudden absence of Organian intervention between the two powers, it could mean all out war. Now the crew of the Enterprise find themselves caught up in a race to discover the true nature of the secrets of Loren 5, as well as why the Organians have disappeared.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: NEW FRONTIER #4

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

Nothing in the previous issues has been what it seemed as the true hijacker of the Paradox stands revealed, and Captain Calhoun finds himself face-to-face with the mastermind behind the entire plot. There are only two questions to be faced: Can he stop his opponent... and does he even want to?

32 pages, $3.99.

FX #4

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

What's the worst that could happen at the school science fair? Too much vinegar in the clay volcano? Not when all-new villain Madcap's entered. And when a stricken friend is taken to the hospital, the journey is violently interrupted by yet another new baddie, Mudslide. Who is pulling his strings? What's going on here?

32 pages, $3.99.

TANK GIRL: VISIONS OF BOOGA #2

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

The Book of Hipster Gold. Just when you thought that things couldn't get any worse for Tank Girl and her kangaroo lover Booga, a whole world of poo lands on their brow-beaten heads. But down there at the bottom of the barrel there are important discoveries to be made and life lessons to be learnt. Join the gang as they get out on the road again, and marvel at their fate and fortune as they unearth an unpublished lost classic of Beat literature.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO #6

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

Continuing the adventures of the legendary BBC character, now as the hugely popular new Tenth Doctor, in the first Doctor Who comics written for the American market! Friends, enemies and those slightly confused ones who fall between both have unwittingly colluded to bring something ancient, powerful and utterly devastating through from another plane of existence into the universe. And it's hungry... hungry for life. Literally. It eats life energy and reckons the Doctor and Martha could be its tastiest meal yet...

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS #7

Written by Pat Mills, John Wagner and Steve Moore, 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 Fourth Doctor goes up against the "Dogs of Doom" by Pat Mills, John Wagner, and Dave Gibbons, and, in a tale written by Steve Moore, "The Time Witch!" This latest early tale features all-new colors over Dave Gibbons' classic art.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE MUMMY MOVIE PREQUEL: THE RISE & FALL OF XANGO'S AX #3

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

Join father-son team Rick and Alex O'Connell in the continuation of their pre-Mummy 3 tale! Having regained possession of the Third Eye of Shangri-La (and its rejuvenating forces), the merciless Xango is headed back to the tomb where his mythical double-headed ax (and untold power) awaits him. Will Rick & Alex O'Connell be able to save the fate of humanity from the evil clutches of the vengeful mummified god of thunder? Time is a'wastin' and the race is on in this third action-packed episode in advance of the movie sequel starring Brandon Frasier and Jet Li!

32 pages, $3.99.

MACK BOLAN, THE EXECUTIONER: THE DEVIL'S TOOLS #3

Written by Doug Wojtowicz, art by S.L. Gallant, cover by Justin Randall.

IDW Publishing teams up with Gold Eagle Books to bring back to comics one of the longest-running adventure novel series: Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan, the Executioner! With Brownsville and the Border Steel Cartel still reeling from the fallout of Bolan's first 24 hours in Texas, the Executioner goes on the hunt with the assistance of Agents Cooke and Nye. But Border Steel isn't going to give up without a fight. Doug Wojtowicz, SL Gallant and Louis Antonio Delgado attempt to contain the mayhem unleashed in this firefight, while Justin Randall struggles to keep the cover from blowing off this book.

32 pages, $3.99.

ROGUE ANGEL: TELLER OF TALL TALES #5

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

Gold Eagle Book's heroine concludes her first foray into comic books. The package that may hold the secret behind Mark Twain's writing is in Annja's hands, but she's on the wrong side of a cave-in!

32 pages, $3.99.

GHOST WHISPERER: THE HAUNTED #4

Written by Carrie Smith and Becca Smith, art by Elena Casagrande, cover by Joselle Ho.

Based on the TV show! Georgia Sumner was a typical teen who wanted to be thin and beautiful at any cost ≠ in this case, the price tag was death. Osiris, still on a mission to collect souls, makes Georgia an incredible offer: he'll turn her into the eternally beautiful Egyptian goddess Isis. Together they wreak havoc on Melinda and her loved ones. Melinda must help Georgia cross over, but Osiris isn't giving up his companion without a fight.

32 pages, $3.99.

IGOR MOVIE PREQUEL #2

Written by Dara Naraghi, art and cover by Grant 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 IDW's second issue, our intrepid hero (assisted by Scamper, the immortal rabbit), continues his quest to become the first Igor to enter the Evil Science Fair. Presented for the first time anywhere, see the origin of Brain, who is... well, a brain in a jar. On wheels. With a mechanical arm. But unfortunately, not much smarts.

32 pages, $3.99.

FALLEN ANGEL #27

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

The war for Bete Noire is over... and it has not ended the way that anyone would have thought. Now the Fallen Angel and the few survivors must deal with the aftermath and try to find a way -- presuming there is any at all -- to try and set matters right. The first step in the process: A plane flight that none will ever forget.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE COMPLETE BADGER VOL. 3 TPB

Written by Mike Baron, art by Bill Reinhold and Jeff Butler, cover by Kevin Caron.

The Badger is back... again! This collection includes issues 13-18 of the legendary First Comics Badger run, and starts off with Ham jumping through dimensions and ending up in Cynosure, and brining a new friend back with him in "Musical Dimensions." Then Badger, always up for protecting the sovereignty of animals, takes off for San Francisco to teach a chef the error of his snake-killing ways in "Snake Bile Cognac." But that's not all. Next, Badger is off to Australia to mix it up with the International Brotherhood of Brujos, and before this collection ends, original Badger artist Jeff Butler will return to handle art chores on "Buffalo."

132 pages, $19.99.

WORMWOOD: CALAMARI RISING TPB

Written, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

Just when Wormwood thought he could finally have that quiet drink without worrying about the world coming to an end, or a friend with a parasitic infection trying to kill him, The Brotherhood of the Calamari decide to crash the party. Since their last meeting, they've tracked him across the thousand million dimensional possibilities of existencečand this time the entire Squideeverse is with them. Wormwood is going to learn the hard way he can't keep running from his problems as his oldest foe now threatens his favorite watering hole, Earth, with absorption into the Calamari group mind. Complete with additional sketches and doodlings.

120 pages, $19.99.

THE COMPLETE POPBOT

Written by Sam Kieth and Ashley Wood, art by Wood.

The complete world of acclaimed artist Ashley Wood's Popbot, available in one complete volume! This new 8-1/2" x 11" collection includes the complete contents of the sold-out Popbot Collection, along with issue 7 of the series of artistic wonderment. Wood provides an all-new cover, too!

352 pages, $50.

D'AIRAIN AVENTURE #3

Written, art and cover by Ashley Wood.

D'Airain returns from its extended vacation! The anthology series resumes with an issue-length tale of Les Mort, in which there are only 24 hours to save Ms. Burlesque!

32 pages, $3.99.

SPARROW BOXED SET

By various.

The Sparrow series offers 6" x 6" 48-page hardcover volumes featuring some of the finest painters and graphic designers around, and now the first five books, featuring art from Ashley Wood, Phil Hale, Kent Williams, Shane Glines, and Phil Hale, Vol. 2, are packed inside this handsome, high-quality cardboard slipcase, along with an extra-thick, all-new Ashley Wood sketchbook edition, too! That's nearly 300 pages of the finest art around, all in this specially priced package!

Six volume slipcase set, $75.



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