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SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2008

IDW PUBLISHING FOR JULY

SPIKE: AFTER THE FALL #1

Written by Brian Lynch, art by Franco Urru, covers by Urru and The Sharp Brothers.

Spinning out of the "First Night" events in Angel: After the Fall comes the official story of Spike's first months in hell. How did he come to be here? Why is Illyria with him? And exactly how did he come to set up shop in a certain famous mansion in Beverly Hills? It's all the hell, none of the Angels in the first of four issues courtesy of the After the Fall team of Brian Lynch and Franco Urru, who provides two special Spike covers offered in a 50/50 ratio -- one featuring Spike's human face, one in all its vamped-out fury! Aussie art team The Sharp Brothers offer a special "grindhouse"-inspired incentive cover, too!

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL #10

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

Months ago, Los Angeles went to hell. Or maybe hell came to Los Angeles. Find out the truth once and for all. Plus, someone's been manipulating everyone from the start. Angel would very much like to meet him, and he'll tear through every demon in LA to do so. Meanwhile, Spike has something important to tell Wesley, Illyria has a new role, and what the hell is Gunn keeping in the basement?

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT: HARDHEAD

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

The Revelations Cycle continues here! This time, the spotlight falls on the Autobots' thick-skinned, no-nonsense "problem-solver," Hardhead! As the Expansion draws ever closer, Nightbeat seeks to solve the mystery of his own missing memories, and he needs Hardhead's help. But as they retrace Nightbeat's last steps on Gorlam Prime, Hardhead is forced into the worst kind of no-win situation -- and one that neither of them are likely survive!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS MOVIE SEQUEL: THE REIGN OF STARSCREAM #4

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 with the look at the latest machinations of Starscream. The new cube nears completion. But what are the strange energy spikes coming from the construction site? Can it actually mean that Starscream's plan might work and Cybertron... will be reborn?

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS MOVIE PREQUEL UK #1

Written by Simon Furman, art by Geoff Senior and Nick Roche, cover by Roche.

From across the pond comes a special presentation of the U.K.-only Transformers movie comics! These special stories, set before IDW's all-new Movie Sequel, are penned by the Transformers stalwart Simon Furman, and feature art by some of the best and brightest in Transformers history. At last accessible for a U.S. audience, these stories-within-the-stories further expand upon the new movie universe, going beyond even what was seen in the IDW Prequel! This issue: get the in-depth lowdown on Optimus Prime and Megatron in the build up to/aftermath of the launching of the Allspark into outer space.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: ALL HAIL MEGATRON #1

Written by Shane McCarthy, art by Guido Guidi, covers by Klaus Scherwinski and Trevor Hutchinson.

The Decepticons have won, the Autobots are defeated, and the time for conquest is at hand! Or is it? This all-new series picks up one year after the Revelations saga, and finds the Decepticons alone and triumphant on Earth, with not an Autobot in sight. With no one to stand in their way, how will the planet survive? And what of the missing Autobots?

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: THE ARK, VOLUME 2

Written by Jim Sorenson and William Forster, art by Nick Roche.

Transformers: The Ark, Volume 2 picks up where the first volume left off, making available for the first time hundreds of rare images chronicling the evolution of Transformers in Japan. This volume covers all of the classic Japanese series material: Headmasters, Masterforce, Victory, Zone, Battlestars and Operation Combination. Transformers, humans, aliens, ships and weapon models decorate this 208-page volume. If you love animation designs or ever wanted to know more about the Transformers Anime, this book is for you.

208 pages, $19.99.

CLASSIC TRANSFORMERS, VOLUME 2

Written by Bob Budiansky, art by Don Perlin and Herb Trimpe.

Continuing IDW's re-presentation of the beginnings of the Transformers' comics lore. Join the original G1 characters as the ongoing war continues between the Autobots and Decepticons. In this second collection, including issues #17-30, the Autobots create Omega Supreme, Shockwave cedes command to Megatron, and the cast of mechanoids on Earth grows. Includes classic stories such as "Plight of the Bumblebee," "Command Performances," "Showdown," "Funeral for a Friend," and more.

340 pages, $19.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED, VOLUME 4

More action from the Transformers animated series! Read along as the heroic Autobots battle the evil Decepticons as the story of their new adventures continues to unfold. Using actual still frames from the series itself -- The Transformers Animated series puts new TF action in your pocket.

96 pages, $7.99.

TRANSFORMERS BEST OF THE UK: SPACE PIRATES #5

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! The aftermath of the classic Space Pirates saga concludes with a stunning set-up for the upcoming epic, Time Wars! The wheels are now in motion for a legendary tale that sends the story across the galaxy and through time itself.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE DREAMLAND CHRONICLES #1

Written and art by Scott Christian Sava, covers by Sava and Mike Wieringo.

The Dreamland Chronicles, the all-ages series written and illustrated by Scott Christian Sava, comes to IDW in a new monthly format! With more than 6 million fans worldwide and 100,000 hits a day on the daily site... The Dreamland Chronicles has captured the hearts of young and old worldwide! Dreamland tells the story of Alexander Carter and his discovery of a necklace that takes him to a magical world of his childhood dreams. There he finds danger, adventure, and romance.

32 pages, $3.99.

WORLD WAR ROBOT

Written, art and cover by Ashley Wood.

Wood has handled his share of robots over the years. And now, he presents total robot war. In World War Robot, a dwindling band of humans and robots face off in a battle that will likely end humanity as we know it... on Earth, on the Moon, and on Mars, too. Badass battles, really intense human/robot drama, and even a little black humor and political intrigue are the order of the day in this oversize (one foot long by one foot wide!), standalone epic courtesy of Wood.

48 pages, $11.99.

DEVICE, VOL. 1

Cover by Greg Brotherton.

An international group of contemporary artists whose work embodies the genius of invention and creativity have been bought together by Device Gallery to exhibit their most Fantastic Contraptions, creating a remarkable collection of curious things. Artists include H.R. Giger, Ashley Wood, Stephane Halleux, Viktor Koen, Christopher Conte, Gregory Brotherton, Mike Libby, Nemo Gould and many others.

120 pages, $19.99.

STAR TREK: MIRROR IMAGES #2

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

Murderous intrigue continues aboard the I.S.S. Enterprise, as First Officer James T. Kirk sets in motion the machinations that will result in the murder of Captain Christopher Pike, and the ultimate prize for Kirk: the captain's chair! But what does Spock have to say about it -- and whose side is he on? A dark, twisted reflection of Starfleet history continues!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: ASSIGNMENT EARTH #3

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

Crisis on campus! The time: 1970. The place: Earth. The situation: Critical! Comic book legend John Byrne continues his first-ever Star Trek miniseries, featuring the enigmatic interstellar spy Gary Seven and his intrepid assistant, Roberta. Following their encounter with Kirk and the Enterprise crew, the duo must go undercover in the Halls of Ivy as students burn their draft cards and National Guard troops patrol the quad. What is the terrible truth behind rumors of an army of super-soldiers -- whose purpose may be much more sinsister than fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia?

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK YEAR FOUR: THE ENTERPRISE EXPERIMENT #4

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! The Klingons have discovered what appears to be a Preserver obelisk, but can the Enterprise prevent them from unlocking its secrets before it's too late? And what of the Organian truce? The answer lies within!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: NEW FRONTIER #5

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

The final confrontation. Outgunned, outmanned, but never outwitted, Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the Excalibur face off against the masterminds behind the theft of the Paradox while the fate of Bravo Station, and Calhoun's wife, Admiral Shelby, hang in the balance.

32 pages, $3.99.

LOCKE & KEY #6

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

In the conclusion to the first Locke & Key story, Sam Lesser has promised to kill each of the Locke children, one at a time, if he doesn't get what he wants: the key to anywhere, and the key to the black door. Six-year-old Bode, though, has made a desperate bargain with the creature in the wellhouse... set her free, and she'll stop Sam herself...

32 pages, $3.99.

EVERYBODY'S DEAD #5

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

Zombies coming from all sides. Unspeakable evil at their door. The explosive finale to Everybody's Dead is here! Heroes will fall! Zombies will eat! Will your favorite character survive? Who is your favorite character? I like Westerberg, he's dreamy, but he'll probably die. Angel: After the Fall writer Brian Lynch and Scarface: Scarred for Life artist Dave Crosland serve up what Brian Lynch and Dave Crosland call "a scary, gory, hilarious hit!"

32 pages, $3.99.

ZOMBIES!: HUNTERS #3

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

As the Zombies close in on the hunting party's encampment, Toussaint launches an attack against the basečleading to an epic confrontation between Toussaint and Shepherd! Will either of them survive the night?

32 pages, $3.99.

TANK GIRL: VISIONS OF BOOGA #3

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

Part 3: Letters To Earth. Backed into a corner, confused and alone, Tank Girl and Booga take the only course of action left to them≠marriage. With an unwitting Mafia boss who wants them dead standing in as best man and a cleaning lady as a witness, the troublesome couple finally tie the knot and try to make a break for it in their honeymoon car. But they don't make it very far...

32 pages, $3.99.

THE MUMMY MOVIE PREQUEL: THE RISE & FALL OF XANGO'S AX #4

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

The final prequel issue before this summer's upcoming Mummy blockbuster movie, starring Brendan Fraser! Twists and turns and cliffhangers aplenty as Rick O'Connell goes mano-y-mano -- er, make that mano-y-mummy, against the rejuvenated, mythical ax-wielding god of thunder, Xango. What surprises are in store for our band of heroes? Will Rick and son Alex save the fate of humankind before Evie returns home and discovers their recent misadventures?

32 pages, $3.99.

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

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

In the prelude to this summer's blockbuster movie The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, adventurer Rick O'Connell and his son Alex embark on their most dangerous adventure yet. In Myanmar, Rick procures a stolen jewel that has unearthed the vengeful god of thunder, Xango. Now they have to stay one step ahead of corrupt treasure-hunters and angry spirit-demons if they want to prevent Xango from remaking the world in his image!

104 pages, $17.99.

MACK BOLAN, THE EXECUTIONER: THE DEVIL'S TOOLS #4

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

IDW Publishing continues the all-new comic adventure of Gold Eagle Books' long-running action/adventure star, Mack Bolan, the Executioner. In this penultimate tale, Agent Cooke is injured, Agent Nye is held prisoner by amoral, predatory thugs, and 22 tons of deadly weaponry are ready to be delivered to criminal maniacs around the United States. Can even the Executioner, with assistance from the creative team of Doug Wojtowicz, SL Gallant and Luis Antonio Delgado, save the girl and prevent street gangs from being armed for the apocalypse? Or will Justin Randall's next cover be the tombstone for our heroes?

32 pages, $3.99.

GHOST WHISPERER: THE HAUNTED #5

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

Based on the hit TV show! Melinda has foiled Osiris at every turn, but the deadly Egyptian impostor has finally discovered the perfect soul to keep him company in the afterlife: hers. Now, in the conclusion to this first Ghost Whisperer comic book miniseries, Melinda has to fight to survive as she tries to uncover once and for all the secret of Osiris: his true identity and his tragic history. Can she help this angry soul cross over, or will the final battle cost Melinda her own life?

32 pages, $3.99.

IGOR MOVIE PREQUEL #3

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

In the twisted land of Malaria, things that go bump in the night are a common occurrence. So when Brain thinks there's a monster haunting the nearby woods, he can't wait to get Igor and Scamper to accompany him on a moonlit expedition to find it. You'd think by now they'd know better than to follow a not-so-smart brain in a jar on wheels! Plus, in our backup story, King Malbert visits Dr. Glickenstein's castle, to hatch a plot to defeat the unbeatable Dr. Schadenfreude at the upcoming Evil Science Fair.

32 pages, $3.99.

CSI: SECRET IDENTITY -- NEW FORMAT

Written by Steven Grant, art by Gabriel Rodriguez and Steven Perkins.

When a tourist is murdered in a cheap off-strip motel, the investigation is surprisingly routine, until it's complicated by a missing videotape and an imploded casino. The trail of evidence points to a man who died twice and left two different corpses, engulfing Gil Grissom and the CSI team in a quagmire of deceit and treachery that stretches back 20 years -- and still threatens them today!

124 pages, $11.99.

CSI: DYING IN THE GUTTERS -- NEW FORMAT

Written by Steven Grant, art by Stephen Mooney.

This special CSI storyline, set firmly in the world of comic books, is sure to appeal to comic fans and CSI fans alike! Grissom and his team of 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' Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, Ed Brubaker, Peter David, Robert Kirkman, Stan Lee, Greg Rucka, Marc Silvestri, and many other well-known comic creators! Can the CSIs solve the crime before Quesada's mantra of "dead is dead" becomes commonplace at the con?

120 pages, $11.99.

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS #8

Written by Pat Mills, John Wagner and Steve Moore, art by Dave Gibbons, cover by Charlie Kirchoff.

IDW Publishing continues its re-presentation of classic Doctor Who comics from across time and space as the Fourth Doctor faces off against the chronal menace of "The Time Witch," and attempts to stay out of the clutches of the "Dragon Claw!" By Steve Moore, John Wagner, Pat Mills, and Dave Gibbons, with all-new colors over Gibbons' classic art by Charlie Kirchoff, who also re-creates the original Gibbons cover for this issue, too.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS, VOLUME 1

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

IDW Publishing is proud to add to its Doctor Who line with this collection of classic Doctor Who comics, featuring some of the best talents in the business! Up first, adventures featuring the Fourth Doctor courtesy of Pat Mills, John Wagner, and Dave Gibbons. Originally published in black and white, each page features all-new, state-of-the-art coloring by Charlie Kirchoff and an art gallery by cover artist Joe Corroney, too.

164 pages, $24.99.

FX #5

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

The shocking secret behind the Aegis Group is finally revealed... and the mysterious origin of FX is told. But will a sudden betrayal destroy Tom's quest for the truth? If you want to know the answers, too, don't miss this issue!

32 pages, $3.99.

BADGER SAVES THE WORLD TPB

Written by Mike Baron, art by Kevin Caron, cover by Nick Runge.

Badger, that Ć80s stalwart, is back to do more than just save comics... this time, he's here to save the entire world. In this collection of the all-new Badger adventure written by creator Mike Baron, Badger finds himself up against amazing odds that take him from a small-town jail cell to, well, you'll have to see it to believe it, Larry. The adventure of a lifetime begins here. Badger Saves the World is more than mere entertainment -- it is an attempt by comic books to save the human race. Please join us -- for the children. This special trade paperback also adds in a bonus 27-page Badger story, Badger: Bull! from the same creative team.

152 ages, $19.99.

DEAD, SHE SAID #2

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

Detective Coogan is dead and falling a part fast. Now he is not only in a race to solve his own murder, but in a race to save his body before he falls apart. Wrightson and Niles continue unraveling the strangest Horror Noir series of all-time as Dr. Baxter finally reveals what he's been hiding that was worth killing for. Bugs, Broads and Bizarre Action are the game of this game.

32 pages, $3.99.

FALLEN ANGEL #28

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

While the Fallen Angel, Jude and Mariah embark on their journey to the third city of power, Sachs and Violens are still in Bete Noire, endeavoring to put together a resistance movement against Moloch. And if the city that shapes the world descends into civil war... can the rest of the world be far behind?

32 pages, $3.99.

FALLEN ANGEL, VOL. 5: RED HORSE RIDING

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

The battle for Bete Noire is at hand! In an epic climax of a story building for more than two years, the defenders of The City that Shapes the World face off against an incursion by the forces of the Hierarchy, with the fate of the entire city at stake! And with magistrate Jude at the center of the battle, can the Fallen Angel save both her city and her son?

136 pages, $19.99.

SNAKED

Written by Clifford Meth, art by Rufus Dayglo, cover by Ashley Wood.

In a world of dirty politics, backstabbing friends and unfaithful women, Bill Timmons discovers that being a Snake is more than a metaphor... but he's unprepared for what will happen when he sheds his skin and the fangs start to show... and so is everyone else. Written by Clifford Meth, who Barnes and Noble called "one of dark fiction's best-kept secrets," this collection also includes a new foreword by Gene Colan and the original short stories the series was based on, as well as original illustrations by Dave Cockrum!

104 pages, $18.99.

SPARROW: GLENN BARR

By Glenn Barr.

The Sparrow hardcover art book series continues with the eighth volume of this mini-showcase, this time featuring the stunning visual work of celebrated Detroit underground artist Glenn Barr.

48 pages, $11.99.

COMPLETE METAL GEAR SOLID: SONS OF LIBERTY TPB/HC

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

This deluxe edition collects the entire 12-part Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty in one all-inclusive volume. 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! Featuring an art gallery from series artist Ashley Wood, this re-imagining of the beloved Konami videogame is a must-have for all MGS fans!

288 pages, $35 (Hardcover, $55).

GENE SIMMONS ZIPPER, VOL. 1

Written by Tom Waltz, art and cover by Casey Maloney.

Gene Simmons creates his own version of the classic "stranger in a strange land" in this first collection of his all-new science fiction title, Zipper. After a daring escape from his other-dimensional home, the Nether Ether, denizen Xeng Ral finds himself on planet Earth -- lost, alone, curious and confused. Protected only by a specially equipped exo-suit, Xeng Ral sets out to explore his new world, finding both allies and enemies, all the while desperately evading those who would hunt him down from the Nether Ether.

148 pages, $19.99.

JOURNEY, VOL. 1

Written and art by William Messner-Loebs.

A classic adventure series from Messner-Loebs, Journey, introduced the world to Joshua "Wolverine" McAlistaire and the Fort Miami settlement populated by both real-life and fictional characters. And now IDW is re-presenting this work in two comprehensive volumes, the first of which collects issues 1-13. Sam Kieth, Messner-Loebs' partner on The Maxx, provides an intro.

424 pages, black and white, $19.99.

THE COMPLETE TERRY AND THE PIRATES, VOL. 4 -- 1941-1942

Written and art by Milton Caniff.

America's premiere adventure comic strip thunders to its pre-War crescendo in an October, 1941 storyline so powerful, creator Milton Caniff was forced to take to the radio airwaves to explain why he chose to shock the nation with the death of a major character. In the 1942 strips, the World War drives Terry Lee to join the military, where he meets nurse Taffy Tucker and Army flight instructor Flip Corkin, then gets into plenty of trouble investigating a spy ring! And then there's the womenčthe strong, beautiful and independent Caniff women. . . . IDW Publishing's Library of American Comics has collected over 700 newspaper strips, including more than 100 Sunday pages restored to their original luster, in this pivotal volume in the Terry and the Pirates saga. With a biographical essay by Bruce Canwell and an introduction by Jerry Robinson. The fourth in a six-volume series edited by Dean Mullaney.

352 pages, $49.99.



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