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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009

IDW PUBLISHING FOR AUGUST

TRANSFORMERS: TALES OF THE FALLEN #1

Written by Chris Mowry, art by Carlos Magno, covers by Magno and Alex Milne.

An all-new mini-series set in the Movie universe launches here! Nearly two years after saving the planet, Sam Witwicky has grown up. It's too bad his friend Bumblebee hasn't. With their friendship strained, Sam sets out for an evening devoid of alien interference. Little does he know that he's being watched. Without his robotic protector, can he beat the Decepticons?

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: ONLY HUMAN #1

Written by Scott Lobdell, art by David Messina and Mirco Pierfederici, covers by Dave Dorman and Messina.

Spinning out of the events of Angel #23, Gunn and Illyria embark on their very own four-part miniseries. Fully restored in body if not in mind, Illyria -- infected with humanity -- and Gunn -- infected with darkness -- hit the road in an attempt to find redemption, or die trying.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: ALL HAIL MEGATRON #14

Written by Shane McCarthy and Andy Schmidt, art by Emiliano Santalucia and Andrew Griffith, covers by Santalucia and Griffith.

The Betrayer has been revealed as Sunstreaker! But how did this happen to him? Find out in the first of two stories in this special issue. Meanwhile, Galvatron returns! Join Cyclonus as he is reunited with his old friend -- but something is not right... not right at all.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS BEST OF THE UK: PREY #1

Written by Simon Furman, art by Will Simpson, Jeff Anderson, cover by Andrew Griffith.

The Best of the UK series returns with the five-part Prey! Megatron unleashes the feared Predacons to seek and destroy Optimus Prime. Could this be the end for the Autobots leader? Find out in this fan-favorite collection of classic tales from across the pond.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED: THE ALLSPARK ALMANAC

Written by Jim Sorenson, Bill Forster, art by various, cover by Marcelo Matere.

The AllSpark Almanac is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind atlas to the amazing Animated universe. Discover behind-the-scenes secrets directly from the show's creators. This volume is packed with over 200 pages of full-color bios, character models, episode summaries, interviews, and more.

212 pages, $19.99.

THE COMPLETE TRANSFORMERS ARK

Written by Jim Sorenson, William Forster, art by Don Figueroa.

Both sold-out volumes of Transformers: The Ark are collected in the must-have compilation of animation models and character designs from the classic G1 era Transformers! The perfect companion piece to this month's Animated AllSpark Almanac!

416 pages, black and white, $29.99.

TRANSFORMERS BEST OF UK OMNIBUS

Written by Simon Furman, art by Barry Kitson, Will Simpson, Geoff Senior, Dan Reed, Doug Braithwaite, Lee Sullivan, Bryan Hitch, covers by Nick Roche.

This collection of classic Transformers stories from the UK market delivers massive thrills stretching across both time and space as the heroic Autobots work to stop the machinations of Megatron, Galvatron and a heap of other Decepticons that put the futures of Earth, Cybertron, and the entire Transformers universe in jeopardy. Includes Best of UK: Dinobots, Best of UK: Space Pirates and Best of UK: Time Wars.

360 pages, $19.99.

G.I. JOE: ORIGINS #6

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Augustin Padilla, covers by Padilla and Tom Feister. The five-part series has become an ongoing, with rotating creative teams! On a mission to prevent a terrorist attack in a far-flung corner of the world, Scarlett's former, civilian life and her new hard-ass life collide. Now, in the middle of a white-hot operation with the fate of millions in the balance, Scarlett decides which friend lives and which one dies.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE #8

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by SL Gallant, covers by Howard Chaykin and Robert Atkins.

No one holds the Baroness against her will... not even Destro. Scarlett remains on trial and the evidence is mounting. Mainframe and Snake Eyes on a roadtrip? The Joes invade the relocated Castle Destro only to find someone -- or something -- deadly at home.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE SPECIAL: HELIX

Written by Brian Reed, art by Joe Suitor, covers by Suitor and David Williams.

Introducing a brand-new Joe! G.I. Joe is the best of the best. But that's not good enough for Hawk. Enter Special Agent Helix: a deadly young woman who may well define the future of G.I. Joe's combat operations -- if Duke can keep her alive long enough. This special tale ties in with the new G.I. Joe videogame!

32 pages, $3.99.

HERO COMICS: A HEROES INITIATIVE BENEFIT BOOK

Written by Howard Chaykin, Kyle Baker, Bill Willingham, David Lloyd, Lowell Francis and more, art by Howard Chaykin, Kyle Baker, Gene Ha, David Lloyd, Arthur Adams, Bill Willingham, Mark Schultz and more, covers by J. Scott Campbell and Matt Wagner.

32 pages of great comics -- no ads -- by an all-star roster of creators, and all to benefit a worthy cause! Howard Chaykin provides an American Flagg story, Art Adams displays his take on a selection of classic Marvel Comics covers, Matt Wagner provides a Hunter Rose Grendal cover and there is what quite possibly might be the sexiest J. Scott Campbell cover of all time!

32 pages, $3.99.

GRIMJACK: THE MANX CAT #1

Written by John Ostrander, art and cover by Timothy Truman.

The IDW/ComicMix.com team-up begins here! GrimJack is back, and caught in a quest for the deadly Manx Cat! Return to the gritty land of Cynosure. This is the first time the story's ever been in comic book form, and includes a full 26 pages of art and story!

32 pages, $3.99.

STARSTRUCK #1

Written by Elaine Lee, art by Michael Wm. Kaluta, covers by Kaluta and Charles Vess.

First serialized in Heavy Metal Magazine, then a Marvel graphic novel and comic series -- and now finally back in print after nearly 20 years, Michael Kaluta's Starstruck -- completely remastered and with new color by Lee Moyer -- is back and looking better than ever! Each issue also contains an episode of Galactic Girl Guides, by the same creative team.

32 pages, $3.99.

DETECTIVES INC .

Written by Don McGregor, art by Marshall Rogers and Gene Colan, covers by Rogers.

Detectives Inc. is the groundbreaking story of two New York private detectives, Ted Denning and Bob Rainier. It is as provocative and relevant today as when it was first released nearly 30 years ago. Detectives Inc. was one of the first graphic novels to deal realistically with homosexuality, bisexuality, abortion, race relations, and domestic violence.

160 pages, black and white, $24.99.

STAR TREK: NERO #1

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

From Star Trek writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and the creative team behind the prequel comic Star Trek: Countdown comes an all-new story set within the events of the film! Not an adaptation, this exclusive story follows the villainous Nero as he seeks to destroy the Federation. An essential chapter in the rebirth of Star Trek!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: SPOCK: REFLECTIONS #2

Written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton, art by David Messina and Federica Manfredi, cover by Messina.

Spock continues on his mysterious mission! What could have driven him to leave his new life on Romulus? The answers start here! And also, an untold tale from Spock's life featuring Captain Christopher Pike!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK ALIEN SPOTLIGHT: Q

Written by Scott Tipton, art by Elena Casagrande, covers by Joe Coroney, Casagrande.

The all-powerful Q has returned once more, with his latest attempt to understand the nature of humanity, and this time, it's in a manner that Captain Jean-Luc Picard will never forget! How will Q bedevil Picard this time... or has Picard finally found a way to turn the tables?

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL #24

Written by Juliet Landau and Brian Lynch, art by Franco Urru, covers by Urru and Nick Runge.

"Drusilla" herself, Juliet Landau, enters the comics Whedonverse by co-writing alongside Brian Lynch a special two-parter that brings Drusilla into the After the Fall universe. As an added bonus, each issue will feature a special back-up pictorial with Landau, too.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL, VOL. 1

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

In Angel's final television season, his world ended... but his story didn't. Picking up where Season Five of the fan-favorite TV show left off, this first softcover collection looks at who lived after that climactic battle, who died, and what happened to all of Los Angeles in its wake.

144 pages, $19.99.

ANGEL: SMILE TIME HC

Written by Brian Lynch, Jeff Mariotte, Scott Tipton, art by Franco Urru, David Messina, Stephen Mooney, covers by Messina.

From the same team behind IDW's bestselling series, Angel: After the Fall, comes three tales about the fan-favorite puppet characters. Includes the re-adaptation of the fan-favorite episode Smile Time, the comic book sequel miniseries, Shadow Puppets, and a standalone story that sees Puppet Angel and Nina on their first (and only) date.

184 pages, $24.99.

FALLEN ANGEL: REBORN #2

Written by Peter David, art by J.K. Woodward, covers by Woodward and Nick Runge.

Joss Whedon's Illyria, is in Bete Noire on a mission to reclaim three objects of power which she hopes will restore her to her former status. Part of her mission, though, hinges on her ability to dispatch another Angel who is, like Illyria, also fallen... namely Liandra, the Fallen Angel, Magistrate and protector of Bete Noire.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO: COLD-BLOODED WAR

Written by Gary Russell, art by Adrian Salmon, covers by Salmon and photo.

In this standalone tale, the Doctor and Donna attempt to broker a peace plan between two very hierarchical and pompous alien races, the Draconians and Ice Warriors. But their best efforts are derailed by someone who stands to gain from the continued conflict.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO #2

Written by Tony Lee, art by Al Davison, covers by Paul Grist and Davison. In the conclusion of the two-part "Silver Scream," the Doctor clashes with aliens orchestrating a dastardly plot in 1920s Hollywood. But his actions have repercussions that could be felt throughout all time!

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS: SERIES 2 #9

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

IDW's newly recolored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales from years past continues. In this issue, the final three chapters of the classic tale, "The Stockbridge Horror," starring the Fifth Doctor. Featuring all-new colors by Kirchoff.

32 pages, $3.99.

ASTRO BOY MOVIE ADAPTATION #1

Written by Scott Tipton, art and cover by E.J. Su.

The comic-book version of this fall's big screen adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's beloved Astro Boy is coming at you weekly ahead of the movie.

32 pages, $3.99.

ASTRO BOY MOVIE ADAPTATION #2

Written by Scott Tipton, art and cover by E.J. Su.

The weekly adaptation of Astro Boy continues, as Astro Boy starts to come to grips with just who and what he is.

32 pages, $3.99.

ASTRO BOY MOVIE PREQUEL: UNDERGROUND #4

Written by Scott Tipton, art by Diego Jourdan, covers by Jourdan and Ashley Wood. The secrets of the strange subterranean world are revealed! Now that he knows the truth, can Astro Boy undo the damage he's inadvertently done?! Astro Boy's return to comics concludes here, in preparation for his blockbuster feature film debut later this year!

32 pages, $3.99.

FROM THE ASHES #3

Written, art and cover by Bob Fingerman.

Bob, Michele and their new mutant pals encounter something truly terrifying in the wasteland formerly known as New York: crusading cadres of irradiated religious right-wingers. It's Rapturific Apocalyomania! Plus, undead folks and three-headed pooches! Who could ask for more?

32 pages, $3.99.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 #5

Written by J.M. DeMatteis, art and cover by Mike Cavallaro.

"Book Five: Day of Drums." The saga of America's greatest hero concludes as Savior 28's killer--and former sidekick--sifts through the events of James Smith's final days, revealing a man whose life has been utterly destroyed... and whose death could possibly save the world.

32 pages, $3.99.

ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS AVENTURE #2

Written by Chris Ryall, art and cover by Ashley Wood.

In "Kampf," the war quickly escalates, in "Masques," the human resistance is more overmatched than they thought, and the new breed of zombies in "Zuvembies" makes things uglier than ever.

32 pages, $3.99.

AMERICAN MCGEE'S GRIMM #4

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

Episode 4: Gotta Kill 'em All! Hold onto your Globes, trainers... Grimm's coming to the manga world! Join Gordy Bugg and Mini-Monster Trainers from around the world as they battle to become the Earth's Trainer Champion. With Grimm loose in their world, will Gordy be remembered as the Earth's greatest Mini-Monster trainer or the kid who destroyed the world?

32 pages, $3.99.

NEW CLASSICS OF THE FANTASTIC: ROGUE DRAGON

Written by Avram Davidson, art by J.K. Woodward.

Jon-Joras came to Earth to oversee arrangements for a dragon hunt to amuse his king. The dragons, brought to Earth centuries earlier as pets of an alien race, were powerful but slow-witted... until now. Jon-Joras finds himself caught in the middle of an uprising that could shake the powers of the galaxy. Avram Davidson's classic is reprieved in this attractive package. Introduction by Harlan Ellison.

150 pages, black and white, $14.99.

THE VEIL #2

Written by El Torres, art by Gabriel Hernandez, covers by Hernandez, Ashley Wood.

Episode 2: "Live." Come with Chris Luna as she walks her hometown streets. A town that starts to fall apart, while something is slipping between, something that causes ghosts and spirits stir. And a dead child is only the first of them.

32 pages, $3.99.

REBEL

Written by Pepe Moreno, art and cover by Pepe Moreno.

Following in the artistic footsteps of Moebius, Tanino Liberatore, and Enki Bilal, Pepe Moreno delivers a brutal portrait of New York City in a future that never was. It's an urban battleground, populated by outcasts and misfits -- Rebels -- and their guerilla war against the nasty powers that be... like the Sanitation Police, for starters.

104 pages, $17.99.

SPARROW: AL COLUMBIA

Art and cover by Al Columbia.

Al Columbia's career in illustration has been tempestuous. Originally handpicked by Bill Sienkiewicz to work on Alan Moore's Big Numbers, the series' torch was passed to Columbia after Sienkiewicz left the project, but his own tenure was just as brief. Now IDW is proud to present a selection of his work in the newest addition to the Sparrow series.

48 pages, $11.99.

LOCKE AND KEY, VOL. 1: WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT

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

Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all! Now available as a softcover trade paperback for the first time!

152 pages, $19.99.

NANOVOR: GAME ON #1

Written by Eric Burnham, art and cover by Felipe Torrent Martheus Wade.

A killer video game tournament; energy drinks; nigh-immortal microscopic monsters fighting to the death... that's all Lucas Nelson and friends could ask for in a weekend. But another crew has their eyes on the game championship, and will do whatever it takes to get it. Based on the popular Smith & Tinker handheld game aimed at teens!

32 pages, $3.99.

DON QUIXOTE

Written by Cervantes, Chanoinat, art and cover by Paul Glaudel.

The classic tale adapted to graphic novel! Alonso Quixano lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. Obsessed with books of chivalry, he believes their every word to be true. Quixano eventually appears to have lost his mind because of so much reading, but that is when his adventures really begin!

64 pages, $14.99.



WORTHWHILE BOOKS TITLES

WHICH WITCH'S WAND WORKS?

Written, art and cover by Poly Bernaten.

Join two bumbling, funny witches, Ricket and Rattle, in the Halloween misadventure of the year! When Ricket challenges Rattle to a contest to see who's the better witch, all sorts of silly spells -- with ridiculous consequences -- fly back and forth. But when one spell goes wrong, the sister witches will have to work together to save the day!

24 pages, $6.99.

MONSTER DIARIES

Written, art and cover by Poly Bernaten.

What do monsters really do all day? This delightfully funny sneak peek into the daily lives of monsters reveals that even the scariest of monsters lead lives that are surprisingly just like ours. The Werewolf has three daily barber's appointments. And who knew that Dracula hates going to the dentist? A little bit of spooky and a whole lot of silly makes this book a fun read for kids and their parents!

32 pages, $15.99.



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