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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008

IDW PUBLISHING FOR FEBRUARY

ANGEL #17

Written by Joss Whedon and Brian Lynch, art by Franco Urru, covers by Urru and Alex Garner.

At the conclusion of the Angel TV series, Los Angeles and all its denizens were cast into a hellish dimension. Since then, Angel has sought redemption while dealing with the death and destruction brought on by his actions. Now, Joss Whedon, Brian Lynch, and Franco Urru present the final chapter in Angel's struggle after the fall. But will anyone survive to see the conclusion?

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL #18

Written by Kelley Armstrong, art by Dave Ross, covers by Gabriel Rodriguez and Nick Runge.

Two weeks after the finale of "After the Fall," novelist Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning) comes aboard to explore the many repercussions following the explosive Angel 17. Artist Dave Ross also comes aboard to present the first chapter of "Aftermath," wherein we learn who lived, who died, and who will be forever changed from the experience.

32 pages, $3.99.

SPIKE: AFTER THE FALL HC

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

Poet, vampire, murderer, lover, hero, prisoner, slave -- Spike has been called a lot of things. But by the time this fight is over, he'll have one more name: Lord. Or "dust" -- maybe we'll just call him dust, considering how it seems things are going in his immediate future. You'll be looking at the events of Angel: After the Fall in a whole new light!

104 pages, $21.99.

G.I. JOE: ORIGINS #1

Written by Larry Hama, art by Tom Feiser, covers by Andrea DiVito and Feister.

The origin of G.I. Joe. This historic first issue chronicles the forging of America's most elite fighting force and reveals for the first time how these wildly different characters formed an unbeatable team! Join Duke as he meets his new warrior brothers -- Hawk, Stalker and Scarlett.. And who's the other new guy giving everyone the silent treatment...?

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE #2

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Robert Atkins, covers by Dave Johnson and Adam Hughes.

A team of Joes in Manila is hot on the trail of an international arms dealer, but find themselves opposed by... Snake Eyes? Back in The Pit, a new enemy reaches from across the world to strike at the home base of the Joes. This is their first encounter with Destro... and maybe their last. Featuring a special Adam Hughes "Baroness" variant cover!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE WHATMEN

Written by Scott Lobdell, art and covers by Alejandro Figueroa.

It begins with the murder of a renegade superhero... and ends with the totally unsuspected death of millions! Whoops... er, did we just give away the ending? How embarrassing! (Oh, c'mon -- if you've read one comic in your life it was the classic tour de force, The Watchmen!) Now, sit back and enjoy as Lobdell and Figueroa (who provides two covers) take the air out everyone's favorite graphic novel with the gut-busting, sacred cow-stabbing, just plain fun satire of the soon to released (let's hope!) feature film! Who Watches the... The Whatmen? Um, what was the question again?

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO: THE WHISPERING GALLERY

Written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, art and covers by Ben Templesmith.

In this special one-shot, Templesmith tackles his first full Doctor Who project, alongside writers Moore & Reppion. In "The Whispering Gallery," the Tardis lands in a maze-like gallery filled with thousands of talking pictures, and the Doctor and Martha discover they've come across a planet where showing emotion has been outlawed. The inhabitants have good reason for their supression, but it wouldn't be like the Doctor to leave them in fear of truly living...

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: ALL HAIL MEGATRON #8

Written by Shane McCarty, art by Guido Guidi, covers by Trevor Hutchison and Casey Coller.

The crisis on Cybertron escalates as the Autobots are in a race for their lives against the Swarm! Could this be it? It's a pulse-pounding issue as the identity of the traitor is finally revealed and not all of the Autobots survive the experience.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: ALL HAIL MEGATRON TPB, VOL. 1

Written by Shane McCarthy, art by Guido Guidi and Casey Coller, cover by Trevor Hutchison.

One year after the Revelation saga, the Decepticons have won the war against the Autobots and stand triumphant on Earth. The full force of the U.S. military is brought to bear on Megatron and his warriors, but will it be enough to turn the tide? And what of the missing Autobots?

152 pages, $19.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: MAXIMUM DINOBOTS #3

Written by Simon Furman, art by Nick Roche, covers by Roche and Marcelo Matere.

In what's left of Fallon, Nevada, the warring Dinobots call an uneasy truce (though Grimlock still has some tough questions to answer)... just in time for Scorponok's Headmaster legions to strike! It's all part of a grand plan many years in the making, as Hot Rod is now only too painfully aware. Also, enter: Sunstreaker!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: REVELATION TPB

Written by Simon Furman, art by E.J. Su, Nick Roche and Dan Khanna, cover by Su.

Following the events of The Transformers: Devastation, long-lost Cybertronians are returning from a dead dimension with plans to set off a cosmic event that could mean the end of the universe as we know it. Can the Autobots retrieve an all-knowing, all-seeing artifact before the coming apocalypse, despite having a double agent in their midst? But would that even save them from Nemesis Prime's master plan? Originally presented in Spotlights featuring Cyclonus, Hardhead, Doubledealer and Sideswipe.

104 pages, $17.99.

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN MOVIE PREQUEL: DEFIANCE #2

Written by Chris Mowry, art by Dan Khanna, covers by Josh Nizzi and Alex Milne.

The second official prequel to this summer's Transformers movie continues! Megatron finds himself the sole possessor of an ancient artifact with historical ties to Cybertron. Wounded in battle and near death, Megatron inadvertently activates the relic, setting the stage for repercussions that will be forever felt in the Transformers universe.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN MOVIE PREQUEL: ALLIANCE #3

Written by Chris Mowry, art by Alex Milne, cover by Milne and Josh Nizzi.

The official prequel to this summer's Transformers movie continues! Caught off-guard by a surprise attack, the newly formed alliance of Autobots and humans must fight as one to combat a new Decepticon threat. But with the Autobot forces spread thin across the planet, are the Decepticons preparing for another attack, or for something else entirely?

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS BEST OF THE UK: CITY OF FEAR #1

Written by Simon Furman, art by Dan Reed, cover by Andrew Griffith.

The living dead have overrun a city on Cybertron, which happens to be the location of an Autobot base. Ultra Magnus and his small crew must team with a captured Decepticon just to have a chance of survival.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: WAR WITHIN OMNIBUS

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

Before Stormbringer, before the Beast Wars, before even Generation One, there was... The War Within. Four million years before the Transformers came to Earth, civil war rocks their home world of Cybertron, and Optimus Prime faces his first -- and greatest -- challenge. If you think you know the Transformers... think again!

312 pages, $19.99.

STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN #2

Story by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, written by Tim Jones and Mike Johnson, art and cover by David Messina.

Star Trek makes a triumphant return to the big screen this summer, but your first look at the upcoming blockbuster can only be found in this exclusive comics tie-in presented by JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman! The origin of the villainous Nero continues here as tensions between the Romulan and Vucan empires reach a breaking point, with the fate of the universe hanging in the balance!

32 pages, $3.99.

LOCKE & KEY: HEAD GAMES #2

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

Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father's murder, Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters, and turn to their new friend, Zack Wells, for support. Meanwhile, six-year-old Bode Locke tries to puzzle out the secret of the head key, and Uncle Duncan is jarred into the past by a disturbingly familiar face. Open your mind -- the head games are just getting started.

32 pages, $3.99.

TERMINATOR SALVATION MOVIE PREQUEL #2

Written by Dara Naraghi, art by Alan Robinson, cover by Nick Runge.

In the African country of Niger, tempers flare between Bem, Yusuf, and Lysette, as the ragtag group of refugees finalize their plans for an assault on the Skynet uranium mine. Meanwhile, in Detroit, survivalist Jackson Parker's suicide run against a T-600 is interrupted by the Resistance. Plus, more revelations about Commander Elena Maric's past history with John Connor.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: SMILE TIME #2

Story by Ben Edlund, written by Scott Tipton, art by David Messina.

The three-part adaptation of the beloved "Angel puppet" episode continues as Angel finds himself in dire, and quite plush, circumstances.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS: SERIES 2 #3

Written by Steve Parkhouse, art by Dave Gibbons, cover by Gibbons and Charlie Kirchoff.

IDW's newly recolored reprints of the classic Dave Gibbons Doctor Who tales from years past continues. In this issue, Steve Parkhouse and Gibbons conclude "End of the Line" and present "The Free-Fall Warriors," both featuring the beloved Fourth Doctor. Featuring all-new colors by Charlie Kirchoff.

32 pages, $3.99.

GHOST WHISPERER: THE MUSE #3

Written by Barbara Randall Kesel, art by Adriano Loyola, cover by Brian Miller.

The Muse kills artists, and now Melinda knows how... but not why. Will that be enough to save her next target? Based on the CBS-TV series starring Jennifer Love Hewitt!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK TNG: THE LAST GENERATION #4

Written by Andrew Steven Harris, art by Gordon Purcell, covers by J.K. Woodward and Purcell.

In an alternate timeline in which the Klingons have conquered Earth, Jean-Luc Picard leads a dire struggle against the brutal grip of the Empire's iron fist. But a daring assault against the Terran Warlord's flagship leaves the rebellion with its most devastating loss yet, while the Klingon warlord Worf himself faces off against his hunted, mortal enemy: Hikaru Sulu.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: MIRROR IMAGES TPB

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

In the "Mirror, Mirror" episode Star Trek: 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? In Mirror Images, itness Mirror-Kirk's efforts to unseat Captain Pike and seize command.

104 pages, $17.99.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: 30 DAYS TILL DEATH #3

Written, art and cover by David Lapham.

For months he's systematically worked to create a false persona. He's agonizingly suppressed his true nature, gone to extreme -- even demeaning -- lengths to satisfy his cravings. Now, in an instant all of Rufus's hard work is on the verge of evaporation thanks to... a visit from his relatives?

32 pages, $3.99.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: JUAREZ TPB

Written by Matt Fraction, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

The world of the undead is a vast one, with many stories remaining to be told. In 30 Days of Night: Juarez, Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man) introduces Lex Nova, former private detective and free-range madman, on the hunt for the bloodsuckers killing a whole mess of Mexican girls.

104 pages, $17.99.

WELCOME TO HOXFORD TPB

Written, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

Raymond Delgado isn't welcome at all. Rather, he's the newest inmate at the Hoxford Correctional Facility and Mental Institution. He has no hope of release, parole, rehabilitation, or decent conversation. On a good day, he'll tell you he's Zeus and only bite your arm off. Literally. On a bad day, you won't have time to scream to the prison guard for help. And why are people always transferred into Hoxford, but no records show anyone ever transferring back out?

132 pages, $19.99.

WORMWOOD HC, VOL. 1

Written and art by Ben Templesmith.

A special hardcover edition of Ben Templesmith's all-eerie and humorous series, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse. Collecting the original Wormwood story, "The Taster," plus the four-issue "Birds, Bees, Blood & Beer," in which we discover that things are awakening in the city. Things that have a nasty habit of leaving mutilated bodies in their wake. Also includes additional bonus sketches, art, and original comic pages from Templesmith.

160 pages, $24.99.

TOMMYROT -- 2ND PRINTING

Written and art by Ben Templesmith.

Welcome to one of the more beautifully horrific collections of foolishiness and nonsense you'll ever see. This special oversized edition collects many of the major images and covers from Templesmith, as well as many never-before-seen unpublished paintings and personal work, including looks behind the scenes into the artistic process he uses.

96 pages, $19.99.

ASHLEY WOOD'S 96 NUDES HC

Written and art by Ashley Wood.

Wood returns with just what the title suggests -- 96 nude girls, collected from his previous two 48 Nudes editions. Ashley Wood is an internationally acclaimed, commercial illustrator, concept designer and comic book artist. He is a three-time Spectrum Award-winner and a two-time Communication Arts Award-winner.

96 pages, $29.99.

ASHLEY WOOD'S ART OF METAL GEAR SOLID

Art and cover by Ashley Wood.

In addition to showcasing art from Ashley Wood's graphic novel adaptations of Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty, this all-new collection features the work Ash did for the Metal Gear Solid: Mobile Portable Ops video game. From gaming consoles to comic books, Metal Gear Solid has captured the imagination of millions of fans worldwide.

120 pages, $19.99.

DANGER UNLIMITED TPB

Written and art by John Byrne.

In 1959, a group of explorers investigate an ancient spaceship in the Amazon jungle. After brief exposure to some mysterious space-Gunk, they acquire superpowers that they use to fight for good as the original Danger Unlimited. Also included in this collection are Byrne's Babe issues 14 and Babe 2 issues 12, bringing all the Danger Unlimited action together for the first time ever!

244 pages, $19.99.

NEXT MEN PREMIERE EDITION HC, VOL. 1

Written and art 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. And now, John Byrne's acclaimed Next Men series is presented in IDW's oversize Premiere hardcover format in glorious full color. This volume collects Next Men #010.

312 pages, $50.

COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE VOL. 3

Written and art by Harold Gray.

Now with all Sundays in color for the first time in more than 75 years. The action never stops as Annie gets shipwrecked with Spike Marlin for months on end. Then the Depression and rival businessmen wreck "Daddy" Warbucks's empire, leaving him broke and ruined. Volume 3 includes every daily and Sunday from April 1930 until the end of 1931.

288 pages, $39.99.

SPARROW: JIM MAHFOOD

Art and cover by Jim Mahfood.

This latest edition of the Sparrow focuses on Jim Mahfood, the fan-favorite artist who has worked on titles such as Clerks, the comic book, Grrl Scouts, Ultimate Marvel Team-up, and Spectacular Spider-Man.

48 pages, $11.99.

GRAVESLINGER

Written by Shannon Eric Denton and Jeff Mariotte, art by John Cboins and Nima Sorat.

Western/horror series Graveslinger, collected here for the first time, garnered rave reviews, and a Hollywood option on its initial release. Written by veteran storyteller and artist Shannon Eric Denton and novelist writer Jeff Mariotte, Graveslinger features horror, humor and a sense of macabre fun, along with the widescreen feel of everybody's favorite Western epics.

128 pages, $19.99.

TILTING AT WINDMILLS, VOL. 2

Written by Brian Hibbs, cover by Ben Templesmith.

Brian Hibbs, owner of San Francisco comic book store, Comix Experience, has joined with IDW Publishing to produce the second volume of his influential "Tilting at Windmills" columns. Containing useful guidelines for new and established retailers who sell comics in this pop culture-hungry world.

400 pages, black and white, $19.99.

OLIVER TWIST

Written by Charles Dickens and David Cerquiera, art by Philippe Chanoinat.

Oliver Twist is the story of a young orphan who is subjected to ill-treatment in institutions in Victorian England. He falls into the clutches of the ghastly Fain and comes into contact with the seediest parts of London. The adventures of young Oliver are a story of fear, poverty and the darkness of the human soul.

64 pages, $14.99.

SIR APROPOS OF NOTHING #4

Written by Peter David, art by Robin Riggs, covers by Riggs and Da Xiong.

In a fabled castle in a mysterious land resides a young prince upon whom the land's very destiny resides. A prince whose bloody and vicious exploits will create a legend that will terrify humanity for generations to come. Except the young prince that Sir Apropos finds is, in fact, a wheezing, pasty-faced nothing nicknamed Flad the Inhaler. And it is up to Apropos to help Flad find his inner impaler, lest an entire country fall to its enemies.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE DREAMER #4

Written and art by Lora Innes, covers by Innes and Jenny Frison.

Bea Whaley's Revolutionary adventure continues in the fourth issue of The Dreamer. Disturbed by her discovery at the art museum, Bea convinces Captain Hale that it is imperative that they rescue Alan. However, she realizes things are not quite as they seemed and her mistake just might cost them their lives...

32 pages, $3.99.

SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION: BIRTHRIGHT #4

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

You wanted it, well, you got it! The final issue of the Speed Racer: The Next Generation mini-series is here! Your life will change forever as Speed activates the Mach 6's gasless engine. He shows the world a future without oil, a future where cars run on oxygen... and fight robots on the moon!

32 pages, $3.99.

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WORTHWHILE BOOKS TITLES

CAMERON AND HIS DINOSAURS

Written by Scott Christian Sava, art by Andres Silva Blanco.

A mad scientist breaks every law of nature and creates four extinct dinosaurs for a terrorist group called B.U.R.P.S. When the dinosaurs revolt, it's Cameron's good fortune to befriend them. But the mad scientist want those dinosaurs back at any cost! And they'll wage a war between robots and dinosaurs to get what they want!

176 pages, $12.99.

CARL THE FROG

Written by David Weiss, art by Pete Whitehead.

Carl is a frog in search of a friend -- but his outlandishly long tongue (and even larger appetite!) always sabotages his plans. When a wise old kingfisher sets his sights on Carl as his next meal, Carl finally learns to change his ways. This rollicking romp will keep families giggling while imparting the friendly lesson that it's better to have friends than to eat them!

40 pages, $16.99.

MY MOM

Written by Chae Strathie, art by Jacqueline East.

Just in time for Mother's Day, this beautiful picture book will keep kids giggling as it celebrates the special bond between mother and child. A little boy adores his silly mom and all the funny ideas she dreams up -- from wearing goofy disguises to playing the best practical joke ever!

24 pages, $15.99.

SEAMUS MCMANUS

Written by Rob Kurtz, art by Mike Lester.

This modern-day folktale, based on the traditions of the centuries-old Puck Fair in Ireland, chronicles the journey of a very unlikely king -- a goat named Seamus McNamus. The funny adventure begins when Seamus reluctantly takes up the crown to save the McFadden family farm.

40 pages, $16.99.



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