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SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008

IDW PUBLISHING FOR NOVEMBER

SIR APROPOS OF NOTHING #1

Written by Peter David, art by Robin Riggs, covers by Riggs and Joe Corroney.

From the pages of the acclaimed fantasy trilogy rides Sir Apropos of Nothing, a cynical knight who thinks far less of the art of chivalry than he does the art of making a buck. In the first issue of this five-part original series written by the novel series' creator, Peter David, the man in black may be fleeing across the desert, but Apropos is riding across the desert on a horse with no name, seeking out a buried treasure and running afoul of an acclaimed and slightly familiar tower that's somewhat dark.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL #14

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

The truth has been revealed. Master plans are on the table. People are dying. And evil is winning. The forces of good take their last stand, but with certain death surrounding them, they're going to have to do the unthinkable to win the day.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL OMNIBUS

Written by Peter David, Jay Faerber, Dan Jolley, Jeff Mariotte and Scott Tipton, art by Elena Cassagrande, Bob Gill, David Messina, Nicola Scott, Mike Norton and Mark Pennington.

Discover the Angel Omnibus, which collects the IDW Angel series: Angel: The Curse, Angel: Old Friends, Angel: Spotlight, and Angel: Auld Lang Syne. This huge collection of comics features the most popular characters from the TV show, including Spike and Illyria.

488 pages, $24.99.

LEGION OF THE SUPERNATURAL #2

Written by Rick Remender, art and cover by Bret Blevins.

When our heroes fail us... we will turn to our monsters! In a dank laboratory, amid the alien ruins on the moon, Frankenstein's monster has been bitten by a cursed undead. His plea to Dracula is ignored, their rivalry continues. The Mummy Cleopatra has murdered humanities heroes. The Bog Creature moves towards his own plans for saving Earth by eliminating humanity. The vampire world has run dry of victuals. The lord of the vampires has amassed his forces and Tokyo is destroyed over and over.

32 pages, $3.99.

GHOSTBUSTERS: THE OTHER SIDE #2

Written by Keith Champagne, art by Tom Nguyen, cover by Nick Runge.

Whacked! After inadvertently crossing a ghost mafia made up of the most notorious gangsters in history, three of the original Ghostbusters find themselves on the wrong end of a Tommy gun! Dead before their time and consigned to Purgatory, can the gang somehow find their way back to the land of the living? Plus, what happened to Venkman?

32 pages, $3.99.

EPILOGUE #3

Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Kyle Hotz.

As the body count rises, the police can no longer ignore the midnight vigilante. A special strike force is formed to hunt Ethan down and capture him. Meanwhile a mysterious visitor from the old country has arrived in the city and wishes to make a pact with humans to destroy the vigilante once and for all.

32 pages, $3.99.

WELCOME TO HOXFORD #4

Written, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

The politics of the Pack are becoming a problem as the Werewolves continue to pick off what's left of the surviving inmates. Ray and Doctor Ainley are giving as good as they get in a desperate bid to retrieve the master keys to Hoxford. Meanwhile, the Warden makes his move and sides must be taken. Ultimately, the question remains: whose side is Ray on?

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: ALL HAIL MEGATRON #5

Written by Shane McCarthy, art by Guido Guidi, covers by Guidi and Trevor Hutchison.

The Autobots make a shocking discovery on their home planet of Cybertron that could be their greatest hope, or their worst nightmare. This is an issue of startling discoveries as a secret is revealed that will shake the foundation of the Autobots cause and a brand-new Transformer makes his first appearance!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED: THE ARRIVAL #4

Written by Marty Isenberg, art by Dario Brizuela and Boo, covers by Marcel Matere and Josh Burcham.

Bulkhead is up in arms (or is it servos?) over a gas-guzzling "megavan" created by corporate slimeball Porter C. Powell. Also, Decepticon bounty hunter Lockdown searches for "the Autobot who put Megatron offline" and stumbles into a surprising and dangerous encounter along the way.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT: BLURR

Written by Shane McCarthy, art by Casey Coller (a) ´ Coller, Trevor Hutchison (c)

It was a time before the Great War, and Cybertron was experiencing the end of its Golden Age and was in desperate need of heroes. Instead, it found itself with celebrities, the greatest of which was Blurr. But change is swift, and Blurr was faced with a decision that could send Cybertron into its darkest age.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS MOVIE SEQUEL: THE REIGN OF STARSCREAM TP

Written by Chris Mowry, art by Alex Milne, cover by Milne.

When Megatron falls in battle, Starscream assumes the role of Decepticon leader on Earth. Mustering his surviving allies, he sets out to put his own plan in motion. But before he can do that, he'll need to retrieve a fallen comrade, carry out a plan of revenge, and leave the Earth to meet up with a major player in the Decepticon army. Picking up where the film ended, "The Reign of Starscream" also reveals the fates of other surviving film characters, as writer Chris Mowry and artist Alex Milne present a tale of intrigue, betrayal, and dark ambition featuring both old and all-new Tranformers characters.

136 pages, $19.99.

TRANSFORMERS BEST OF THE UK: TIME WARS #4

Simon Furman, art by Dan Reed, cover by Dan Khanna.

A clash of future and present day threatens to tear apart the fabric of time itself! In this penultimate issue, Galvatron teams with Megatron to take on the combined might of the Autobot Wreckers and the Decepticon Mayhem Attack Squad!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT: OPTIMUS PRIME 3-D EDITION

Written by Simon Furman, art by Don Figueroa, 3-D effects by Ray Zone, cover byThomas Hoon.

Re-presenting Spotlight Optimus Prime in full-color 3-D! Get ready to see Prime in a way you never have before! To those under his command, he is an island, forever stood apart, aloof. In times of dire personal crisis he has no one to turn to... save one. Guest-starring Omega Supreme!

32 pages, $5.99.

UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS #1

Written by Kevin Grevioux, art by Andrew Huerta.

Underworld screenwriter and actor Kevin Grevioux pens a special two-part adaptation to the upcoming big-screen bonanza! The origin of Lucian and the untold story behind the age-old war between the Lycans and the Vampires! Sonja, daughter of the Vampire King, is a respected member of the Council of Vampires. But what happens when this Vampire of royal blood falls in love with Lucian, the very first Lycan werewolf and a slave? Will their forbidden love survive or will it destroy them both? The werewolf revolution begins here!

32 pages, $3.99.

UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS #2

Written by Kevin Grevioux, art by Andrew Huerta.

The story continues as Lucian and his new found ally Raze, lead the werewolf revolt against the Vampires. But are their captors too powerful and too numerous to overcome? Meanwhile, Sonja does what she can to ensure the success of the Lycan insurrection, but will she doom herself by trying? And will Viktor find out about Sonja and Lucian meaning death for them both? The dawn of a new era of Lycan freedom is on the horizon.

32 pages, $3.99.

UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS COLLECTED EDITION

Written by Kevin Grevioux, art by Andrew Huerta. in one

This special squarebound edition collects the two-part Underworld: Rise of the Lycans tale edition. Written by screenwriter and star Kevin Grevioux!

48 pages, $7.99.

STAR TREK: THE LAST GENERATION #1

Written by Andrew Steven Harris, art by Gordon Purcell, covers by Thom Zahler and Vatche Mavlian.

Starfleet is no more. The Federation lies in ruin. And the Klingons have conquered Earth. But a resistance, led by Jean-Luc Picard, seeks to free humanity from Klingon rule. And now, finally, it may have the means to do it: An android named Data, who has scrutinized the timeline and discovered that things are not as they should be. A crucial moment, buried in the past, has gone awry -- and as the Klingon warlord Worf closes in, time itself is running out... For the first time ever, IDW Publishing joins forces with Simon & Shuster's Pocket Books division, to deliver a Myriad Universe title in conjunction with the Star Trek alternate-universe prose novels of the same name. Plus, a special bonus excerpt from one of the Myriad Universe novels!

32 pages, $3.99.

SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION #1

Written by Ben Gruber, art by Eduardo Garcia and Joel Chua.

The first-ever miniseries based on the new top-rated Speed Racer cartoon. In issue one, written by series writer Ben Gruber, the original Speed Racer has disappeared! Also, he had some babies. Speed Racer: The Next Generation follows his sons as they learn the fine art of racing at Spritle's Racing Academy and discover the designs for the Mach 6. With its gasless engine, the Mach 6 is so cool, it's one number better than the Mach 5 (which is still pretty awesome)! Together with their friends, Speed (Jr.) and X try to solve the mysterious disappearance of their father, complete the Mach 6 and stick it to the evil forces of big oil bent on their destruction.

32 pages, $3.99.

LOST AND FOUND

Written by Beau Smith, art and cover by Gary Kwapisz.

The Bermuda Triangle, the Arctic Vortex, Stonehedge, and The Devil's Triangle have always been rumored to be mysterious portals to destinations unknown. Not anymoreˇthey all lead to a scientific "Dead Letter Department" created by a global group of ancient scientists that didn't worship Gods, they worshiped science. Together they created a massive petri dish in time where they could study everything these portal snares brought them, and then they disappeared. Only, they forgot to turn it off. And now the lab has acquired a nuclear bomb, a development that has a displaced WWI fighter pilot and his astronaut partner racing to stop a pre-Nazi occultist from using the bomb to remake the world in his image. A rip-roarin' one-shot tale of cowboys, dinosaurs, Indians, Nazis, Zulu Warriors, pirates, cavemen, rebel and Yankee soldiers and even a sea monster, all within 22 action-packed pages!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE DREAMER #1

Written, art and cover by Lora Innes.

Creator Lora Innes writes and illustrates the tale of 17-year-old Beatrice "Bea" Whaley, a student who begins having vivid dreams about a brave and handsome soldier named Alan Warren, a member of an elite group known as Knowlton's Rangers that fought during the Revolutionary War. Prone to keeping her head in the clouds, Bea welcomes her nightly adventures in 1776; filled with danger and romance they give her much to muse about the next day. But it is not long before Beatrice questions whether her dreams are simply dreams or something more -- each issue of this new historical action romance features a full 25 pages of story and art.

32 pages, $3.99.

PIRAT TALES: THE LEGEND OF THE CAT O' NINE TAILS #1

Written by Dan Taylor, art and cover by Orlando Baez.

The infamous Captain Blacktail and his crew of swashbuckling rats set sail upon the high seas in search of a treasure equal to the ransom of kings upon kings. Many would-be plunderers have set forth to claim the treasure of the Cat O' Nine Tailsˇonly never to return. A young mouse known as Pip will find his life forever changed as he journeys to uncharted waters on an adventure with Captain Blacktail and the rat crew of the Vile Vermin.

32 pages, $3.99.

GRANT MORRISON'S DOCTOR WHO #2

Written by Grant Morrison, art by John Ridgway and Bryan Hitch, cover by Robert Hack.

Grant Morrison penned a number of Doctor Who comics in the late '80s and this two-issue series collects them all. This issue includes the three-part "The World Shapers" with art by John Ridgway and featuring the Sixth Doctor (as portrayed by Colin Baker). All the stories in this series are being colored for the first time.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO: THE FORGOTTEN #4

Written by Tony Lee, art by Pia Guerra, cover by Nick Roche.

On the run from angry spiders and a shadowed, bearded enemy, the Doctor remembers a Sixth Doctor and Peri tale, as well as a Seventh Doctor and Ace story! But neither of these memories are enough to help him... they need to find a Gallifreyan time ring, displayed somewhere in the museum. But Gallifrey no longer exists! And why is a Cloister Bell ringing?

32 pages, $3.99.

GALAXY QUEST: GLOBAL WARNING #4

Written by Scott Lobdell, art and cover by Ilias Kyriazis.

The crew of the Protector have made it aboard the deadly Judgment Ship! Or have they? Because Jason is suddenly being ignored on the streets of Hollywood, Sir Alex is finally reprising his star turn in Richard III, and Fred is powerless to prevent his wife from rampaging through the streets of L.A.! They had better figure it out soon because a world depends upon them... our world!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: MIRROR IMAGES #5

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

Final issue! Captain Pike has remained one step ahead of Kirk's machinations so far, but how long can his luck last? And has he lost an ally in Mr. Spock? And on what side is the Enterprise's hidden power player: Leonard McCoy? The final gambit in James T. Kirk's rise to power is played!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK ARCHIVES VOL. 2: BEST OF THE BORG TP

Written by Michael Jan Friedman and Paul Jenkins, art by Peter Krause and Steve Erwin.

"We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships..." Ever since those chilling words reverberated throughout the bridge of the Enterprise, the Borg have been the most dangerous and relentless adversary of the entire Star Trek universe. Now, collected for the first time, their most fearsome adventures on the comics page! Reprinted from both the Marvel and DC Star Trek runs.

160 pages, $19.99.

STAR TREK: YEAR FOUR: THE ENTERPRISE EXPERIMENT TP

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

Dorothy Fontana, the writer from the original TV series, as well as The Animated Series, The Next Generation, and Deep Space Nine, co-writes Star Trek: The Enterprise Experiment, an all-new tale set in the unexplored fourth year of the U.S.S. Enterprise's legendary five-year mission. A sequel to the classic episode "The Enterprise Incident"ˇoriginally written by Fontana herselfˇwhere Kirk and Spock found themselves trapped on an Enterprise out of phase with space itself and facing a plot of revenge from Romulans!

136 pages, $19.99.

LOVE AND CAPES TP

Written, art and cover by Thom Zahler.

Abby and Mark are a typical couple. At least, that's what Abby thinks. Unknown to her, her boyfriend is not just an accountant, but also the super-powered crime-fighter, the Crusader. See Mark tell Abby he's The Crusader. Find out how Abby deals with some of his super-ex-girlfriends. And learn the difference between a weakness and an allergy. Experience their first Christmas and beyond!

152 pages, $19.99.

FISHTOWN HC

Written, art and cover by Kevin Colden.

Originally serialized as a weekly webcomic, IDW is proud to collect the entire story into deluxe hardcover form. Inspired by real events, Colden's story explores what led the teens to commit such a heinous crime. Fishtown is an absorbing read that compels the reader to explore a world they hope to never experience.

120 pages, $19.99.

FX TP

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

Struck down by a mysterious accident, Tom Talbot awakens to find that playing pretend has suddenly become all too real. He now has power limited only by his imaginationˇbut will he be able to save his friends from the powers of darkness?

152 pages, $19.99.

JOHN BYRNE'S COMPLEAT NEXT MEN VOL. 2 TP

Written by John Byrne, art by Byrne and Mike Mignola, cover by Byrne.

The Next Men, having been falsely convicted of murder, break out of jail and go underground... literally. They head for the abandoned subway tunnels of New York and find them less abandoned than everyone thought, filled with a secret community of homeless people. But they can't stay hidden forever, and when the government's forces finally track down the Next Men it becomes both an exercise in survival and a lesson in betrayal.

500 pages, black and white, $24.99.

TANK GIRL: VISIONS OF BOOGA TP

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

In Visions of Booga, we join Tank Girl and her marsupial hubby Booga as they find themselves the victims of the worst run of bad luck ever. Their 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. But even that can get mucked up, so strap on your Doc Martens, tighten your studded belt and spike your hair ... Tank Girl and company are on the loose!

104 pages, $17.99.

SWALLOW, BOOK 5

By Ashley Wood and more.

It's all about the art! The artbook spectacular presided over by designer/painter Ashley Wood is back for the fifth time. This time, in addition to showcasing all-new Wood art, this 8-1/2 " x 11" volume features art by Tim Biskup, Dave Cooper, Camilla Derrico, Uwe Heidschoetter, Jim Mahfood, John Watkiss and William Wray.

220 pages, $40.

FALLEN ANGEL #32

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

It's all been building to this. The Fallen Angel, Jude and Black Mariah have returned to Bete Noir, wielding the one weapon that may be able to bring Moloch down. The final confrontation of the "Red Horse Riding" storyline as the war for the world reaches its climax, and the balance of power in Bete Noire is forever changed.

32 pages, $3.99.

MACK BOLAN: THE DEVIL'S TOOLS TP

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

The inspiration for countless payback warrior characters since 1969, Bolan returns in an explosive story that pits him against enemies drawn from the Executioner's many novelized conflictsˇfrom his war against the Mafia to his battles with the KGB and even today's terrorists!

132 pages, $19.99.

THE CLAWS COME OUT TP

Written, art and cover by Pat Lewis.

An apathetic scientist works late defrosting the Abominable Snowman. A naive blood donor dates a rageaholic vampire. A two-bit fortune teller inadvertently sparks a zombie epidemic. And it's all played for laughs. Martians, werewolves, serial killers and B-movie monsters square off against a variety of tough women in this slam-bang collection of comedy/adventure stories.

152 pages, $14.99.

DREAMLAND CHRONICLES BOOK TWO TP

Written, art and cover by Scott Christian Sava.

Alexander Carter has found a key that takes him back to the land of his childhood dreams. Now, every night he enters Dreamland... a magical world filled with Dragons, Fairies, and Giants. Re-united with his childhood friends Paddington, Kiwi, and Nastajia; Alexander embarks on a quest to save Dreamland from war with the nightmare realm.

276 pages, $19.99.

DREAMLAND CHRONICLES FIGURE: ALEXANDER

The magical adventure of The Dreamland Chronicles comes to life with this collectible figure! Alexander is like any typical college studentˇexcept that when he dreams he visits Dreamland. The Dreamland Chronicles are his brother's record of the adventures Alexander takes each night. Available for the first time, this statue is the perfect accessory for fans of The Dreamland Chronicles. Each molded plastic figure stands 6" tall. Base included.

$19.99.

THE DREAMLAND CHRONICLES #5

Written and art by Scott Christian Sava, covers by Sava and Niko Geyer.

Scott Christian Sava's Dreamland Chronicles 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. In this issue, Nicole and Daniel finally meet, and sparks are flying... and maybe some chairs, some desks, a few books...!

32 pages, $3.99.

SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION VOL. 2 TP

Written by Ben Gruber.

Follow the small screen exploits of the iconic Speed Racer in his new cartoon, and put that same action in your pocket with the Speed Racer: The Next Generation books from IDW. Using actual animation cells from the show itself, read along as young Speed adjusts to life at the famous Racing Academy, and learns about the secrets surrounding his family. It's Mach-Go-Go meets action-to-go!

112 pages, $7.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED VOL. 6 TP

Written by Marty Isenberg.

Share the adventures of Autobot heroes like Optimus Prime, Bumblee and Jazz as they battle Megatron and the dangerous Decepticons! Using actual still frames from the animated series itself, The Transformers animated series puts new Transformers Animated action in your pocket!

112 pages, $7.99.

HYPERACTIVE

Written by Scott Christian Sava, art and cover by Joseph Bergin III.

Twelve-year-old Joey Caram's metabolism has gone haywire! Joey soon discovers that he's capable of running 100 mph, can clean his room in 4 seconds, and do all of his chores before a commercial finishes on TV. His parents, and doctors, are baffled. But Mr. Itchez of Burnz and Itchez Pharmaceutical Corporation believes he can market Joey's new found gift...and he's willing to go to any lengths to acquire Joey's DNA.

112 pages, $12.99.



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