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MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2009

IDW PUBLISHING FOR APRIL

AMERICAN MCGEE'S GRIMM #1

Written by Dwight MacPherson, art and cover by Grant Bond.

Game designer American McGee's Grimm introduces the lovably macabre Grimm into famous fairy tales, transforming them into hellish nightmares. Now Grimm unleashes his dark magic on many comic book archetypes, twisting superhero tales, romance comics, westerns and more to his own purposes. Up first, "Crisis On Earth 57," where Grimm launches a secret invasion crisis into a domain where villains are doomed to failŠ until he gets involved!

32 pages, $3.99

G.I. JOE MOVIE PREQUEL #2

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by SL Gallant, covers by Joe Corroney and from a photo.

"Destro." The summer's blockbuster is not the beginning! Learn the legacy of Clan Destro in a bloody history lesson. Then follow the latest heir to the Destro manor as he travels to Paris for an illegal arms deal with some bad guys who think they can re-negotiate terms -- with bullets! They have no idea who they're haggling with.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: COBRA #2

Written by Christos Gage and Mike Costa, art by Antonio Fuso, covers by Howard Chaykin and Antonio Fuso.

Chuckles has successfully infiltrated Cobra... but that was the easy part. As he's drawn deeper and deeper into the horror and darkness of their world, both his life and his sanity teeter on the brink... and he's about to meet a woman who could send him plunging over the edge.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: ORIGINS #3

Written by Larry Hama, art by Mike Hawthorne, covers by Andrea DiVito and Feister.

Introducing the newest member to the Joe team! Heavy Duty signs up and takes aim -- but at who? Meanwhile, the stage has been set for a harrowing battle between the fledgling G.I. Joe team and the mysterious new villain Chimera -- but is there more to him behind the mask?

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE #4

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

How does COBRA work out disputes with its sub-contractors? It's cold-blooded murder as Destro and Baroness battle to the death inside the walls of Castle Destro! All this while the Joes battle mechanical terrors to take back The Pit.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: THE BEST OF LARRY HAMA HC

Written by Larry Hama, art by various, cover by J. Scott Campbell.

Since 1982, Larry Hama has been chronicling the comic book adventures of G.I. Joe, influencing every aspect of the property. This collection of stories, spanning the length of Hama's career truly represents The Best of Larry Hama, and includes G.I. Joe: Real American Heroes issues #21, 24, 26, 34, 63, 85, 86, 91, 104, and G.I. Joe: Special Missions #17.

240 pages, $50.

TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT: DRIFT

Written by Shane McCarthy, art by Casey Coller, covers by Coller and Guido Guidi.

This month, the spotlight falls on the newest Transformer in the universe: Drift! Learn how Drift joined the Autobot cause and how he figures into the events unfolding in the pages of All Hail Megatron. Guest-starring the Wreckers, Kup and Perceptor.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: ALL HAIL MEGATRON #10

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

Trapped on Cybertron, the Autobots make a desperate stand against the Swarm. Will their lastest ally be enough to ? Meanwhile on Earth, Megatron attempts to fend off a coup by a fellow Decepticon, but a surprise defection could tip the balance.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: MAXIMUM DINOBOTS #5

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

Triumph! Tragedy! This one's got it all. With one battle won, the greatest challenges remain to be faced. For the Dinobots (minus one!), events come full circle, culminating in an explosive battle for survival. Featuring Sunstreaker, Hot Rod, Scorponok, Shockwave and... one other!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN MOVIE PREQUEL: DEFIANCE #4

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

The explosive conclustion to the official prequel to this summer's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen film! With their forces united, the Decepticon army prepares to leave Cybertron on a mission of galactic conquest. But the Autobots and their leader, Optimus Prime, plan to do the unthinkable in order to defeat the increasingly-powerful Megatron.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS BEST OF THE UK: CITY OF FEAR #3

Written by Simon Furman, art by Robin Smith, cover by Andrew Griffith.

Ultra Magnus and the Wrcketers have survived a city full of zombies in their efforts to prevent a nuclear meltdown that threatens all of Cyberton. But now a new, huge obstacle stands in their way: Trypticon! Fan-favorite tales from the UK continue here.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED: THE ARRIVAL TPB

Written by Marty Isenberg, art by Dario Brizuela and Marcelo Matere, cover by Matere.

A tale of Detroit's favorite alien robots in Transformers Animated: Arrival. This digest-sized collection features a full-length bonus story featuring Jetfire & Jetstorm, too! Based on the Transformers Animated series airing on Cartoon Network.

152 pages, $12.99.

THE TRANSFORMERS: ARMADA, VOL. 3 TPB

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

It is the beginning of the end as a chaotic force from beyond the Armada-verse starts to make its presence felt, dispatching five lethal heralds to soften up both the Autobots and the Decepticons. With Optimus Prime stranded on an alternate Cybertron, no happy endings are guaranteed!

168 pages, $19.99.

TERMINATOR SALVATION MOVIE ADAPTATION #0

Written by Jeff Mariotte, art and covers by Don Figueroa.

In next month's Terminator Salvation movie, the fight against Skynet enters its latest phase, post-Judgment Day! Get a first look at John Connor's battle here in this teaser issue.

32 pages, $3.99.

TERMINATOR SALVATION MOVIE PREQUEL #4

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

Operation "Sand in the Gears" is underway! In Detroit, the Resistance has engaged Skynet at the Terminator factory, but with Resistance bombers already in the air, time is running out for Elena's team to disable the plant's security grid. Some may die while others live, but as long as one human draws breath, the Resistance will carry on.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TPB

Written by Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Tim Jones and Mike Johnson, art and cover by David Messina.

The countdown to the motion picture event begins here, in the exclusive comics prequel to Star Trek, the upcoming blockbuster film from Paramount Pictures! JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman present the origin of Nero, the mysterious Romulan who will ultimately threaten the survival of the entire universe.

104 pages, $17.99.

STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN #4

Written by Tim Jones and Mike Johnson, art and cover by David Messina.

The countdown to the blockbuster motion picture Star Trek ends with the final issue of this exclusive comics tie-in! The origin of the villainous Nero concludes as the heroes of the Federation race against time to save the universe. The end is only the beginning, as the story continues on the big screen this summer with the premiere of Star Trek!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK ALIEN SPOTLIGHT: KLINGONS

Written by Keith R.A. DeCandido, art by J.K. Woodward, cover by David Williams.

The Klingons say: "Four thousand throats may be cut in a single night by a running man." But where does the saying come from? Kang -- captain, husband, Dahar master -- tells three different versions of the story at three key points in his life.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: CREW #2

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

Under attack from an unknown enemy, the crew of the scoutship Fortune face death, hard choices, and the worst fears of fragile humans far from home in the unforgiving vastness of space.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: MISSION'S END #2

Written by Ty Templeton, art by Stephen Molnar, cover by Joe Corroney.

The Enterprise's last voyage continues with murder at the Federation Council and a deadly spy aboard Kirk's ship. Plus, we give you McCoy's final mission, the most powerful weapon in the known galaxy, the start of a worldwide alien revolution, a new romance for Captain Kirk, and an appearance by Sarek of Vulcan, too.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK OMNIBUS, VOL. 1

Written by Marv Wolfman, Denny O'Neil, Mike Barr, Tom DeFalco, Martin Pasko, Michael Fleisher, Alan Brennert and J.M. DeMatteis, art by Dave Cockrum, Klaus Janson, Mike Netzer, Ricardo Villamonte, Frank Springer, Leo Duranona, Joe Brozowski, Tom Palmer, Luke McDonnell, Gene Day, Gil Kane and Ed Hannigan, cover by Zach Howard.

IDW's Star Trek Omnibus collects fifteen consecutive issues from the early Marvel Comics run. Soar with your favorite characters like Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura, Chekov, and more as they battle for the future of The United Federation of PlanetsŠ and the entire universe!

324 pages, $24.99.

ANGEL: BLOOD AND TRENCHES #2

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

Alone behind enemy lines, hunted by both sides, Angel discovers his worst suspicions are true when he learns of the dark forces massing in the Kaiser's troops -- forces with an agenda all their own.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL #20

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

Angel's attempts to return to normal have been upended by the cat-changer Dez. But who is she, and where does she come from? Find out here, even as a larger question -- namely, who is Angel's angelic visitor from beyond, and who sent him here? -- comes to light.

32 pages, $3.99

ANGEL: SMILE TIME #3

Written by Ben Edlund and Scott Tipton, art by David Messina.

The three-part adaptation of the beloved "Angel puppet² episode concludes as Angel takes the fight against Smile Time directly into his four-fingered, felt-covered hands.

32 pages, $3.99.

LOCKE & KEY: HEAD GAMES #4

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

Duncan Locke finds himself faced with a dizzying, impossible revelation; Tyler makes the ill-considered decision to share with others the unlikely powers of the head key; and Kinsey comes face-to-face with a monster lurking... within.

32 pages, $3.99.

RESISTANCE TPB

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art by Juan Santa Cruz, cover by Darwyn Cooke.

The Resistance is packed with action, dazzling visuals, cutting social commentary and a unique vision of the future. Both a summer sci-fi popcorn movie and a piercing look at the dangers of indifference to human life and the world we inhabit.

192 pages, $24.99.

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS: SERIES 2 #5

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

IDW's newly recolored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales from years past continues. In this issue, Steve Parkhouse and Dave Gibbons present the first three chapters of "The Tides of Time,² featuring the Fifth Doctor. Featuring all-new colors by Charlie Kirchoff.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO: THE FORGOTTEN TPB

Written by Tony Lee, art by Pia Guerra, Stefano Martino and Kelly Yates, cover by Ben Templesmith.

Stranded in a strange Museum that's dedicated to him -- and with no TARDIS in sight, The Doctor and Martha must make sense of their surroundings, hindered by one small fact -- The Doctor has lost his memories of every one of his previous incarnations!

144 pages, $19.99.

COMPLETE CHESTER GOULD'S DICK TRACY, VOL. 7 HC

Written and art by Chester Gould.

Volume Seven contains more than 500 Dick Tracy comic strips from the series' early years, this time covering material that originally ran from January 1941 through June 1942. This volume also includes an introduction by Max Allan Collins, as well as the third historical feature from J.C. Vaughn looking at the evolution of Tracy merchandise.

344 pages, black and white, $39.99.

FALLEN ANGEL: VOL. 6 -- CITIES OF LIGHT AND DARK TPB

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

The war for Bete Noire is over... and it hasn't ended the way anyone would have thought. Now the Fallen Angel must deal with the aftermath and find a way to try and set matters right. Fallen Angel, Vol. 6: Cities of Light and Dark, collecting issues 27-33, takes the denizens of Bete Noir to the brink of permanent darknessŠ

160 pages, $19.99.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Written by Jules Verne and Chrys Millien, art and cover by Millien/

"Travel around the globe in 80 days.² This is the crazy bet that English gentleman Phileas Fogg accepts from the members of the London Reform Club in 1872. Dragging his manservant Passepartout from steamboat to railway in a reckless race against time, will the gentleman's extravagant expenditure be enough to get them back in time to win the wager?

64 pages, $14.99.

SKATE FARM, VOL. 2

Written, art and cover by Barzak.

The battle for control of the cosmically altered skateboards continues! Shin, Tre, Dylan, and Rosie discover the true purpose for the cosmic skateboards they've recently discovered. The evil Ali Baba and the Dirty Deeds renew their mission to steal the skateboards at all costsŠ but an unlikely hero emerges, offering the kids a solution that will change their lives forever.

194 pages, $9.99.

GRUMPY OLD MONSTERS TPB -- NEW FORMAT

Written by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta, art and cover by Guillermo Mendoza and Paco Cavero.

Even monsters get old, and old monsters need a place to while away their twilight years. But when word comes that Castle Frankenstein is to be razed to build condominiums, Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, the Wolf-Man, the Mummy, and other favorites must break out of the old monsters' home for one last quest!

96 pages, $7.99.

WORTHWHILE BOOKS TITLES

MY MOM

Written by Beth Shoshan, art and cover by Jacqueline East.

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! But behind all the laughs is a heartwarming message about the boundless love a mother has for her child; this is a book that families will treasure.

24 pages, $15.99.

PADDINGTON PLUSH

Everyone's favorite dance instructor/rock giant from the award-winning series The Dreamland Chronicles comes to life as an 18² plush toy! That's right, Paddington Rumblebottom III is now a squishable, absolutely adorable plush! With beans in his in his bottom and his feet... he's perfect for hugging, playing, or just sitting on a desk and bringing a smile to your face.

18-inch plush toy, $19.99.



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