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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009

IDW PUBLISHING FOR FEBRUARY

MERCY THOMPSON: MOON CALLED #1

Written by Patricia Biggs and Derek Ruiz, art and cover by Clint Hillinski.

Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy's next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a bus for a vampire...

This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy's connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water...

Moon Called faithfully adapts Patricia Briggs' first Mercy Thompson novel to comics. Prepare to see the fantastic characters and supernatural settings that have made her novels a hit with fans worldwide come to four-color life!

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: OPERATION HISS #1

Written by Brian Reed, art by Agustin Padilla and Alex Cal, covers by Padilla and Joe Corroney.

G.I. Joe thinks they've won the day, and stopped the rise of Cobra... but their battle is just beginning! Scarlett and Snake Eyes are dispatched to investigate a disturbance at a Chinese weapons facility -- and come face to face with the first stages of Cobra's latest and most deadly plan.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE COBRA II #2

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

General Hawk's new operative has found Chuckles... who's in no mood to be rescued. And considering how his last handler ended up, maybe she should take his advice and leave him alone. Meanwhile, delve deeper into Cobra's twisted inner circles as Tomax and Xamot are called before the high command.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE #15

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Robert Atkins, covers by David Williams and Atkins.

The M.A.S.S. Device is activated and COBRA's got it! A world-wide crime spree ensues as COBRA can send killers, thieves and spies anywhere in the world in an instant. No place on the planet is safe from their influence. Also, Duke and Scarlett are under arrest and another Joe is in a body bag!

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: ORIGINS #12

Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Ben Templesmith, covers by Tom Feister and Templesmith.

The Baroness was once part of a respectable, aristocratic family, before leaving them in search of her own destiny. Soon, she would meet the man that changes her path in life forever. Now a deadly COBRA operative, The Baroness seeks this man once more, but perhaps rescue is not her intention.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE, VOL. 2

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by SL Gallant, cover by David Williams.

Scarlett on trial! Mainframe gone insane! Snake Eyes on his own! And Cobra revealed! G.I. Joe squares off against Cobra, face-to-face and for the first time! But the battle doesn't go anything like what you think! G.I. Joe's first year concludes in this pulse-pounding climax!

152 pages, $19.99.

CLASSIC G.I. JOE VOLUME 7

Written by Larry Hama, art by Marshall Rogers, Danny Bulanadi, William Johnson, Ron Wagner, Russ Heath and Andy Mushynsky, cover by J. Scott Campbell.

More classic G.I. Joe action in this seventh collection of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero! Including the issues "Beginnings and Endings," "Manuevering for Position," and "Into the Beach," read along with the action as the G.I. Joe team battles Cobra around the globe.

232 pages, $19.99.

TRANSFORMERS #4

Written by Mike Costa, art by Don Figueroa, covers by Figueroa, Andrew Wildman.

His ambivalence cost him his allegiance. His betrayal set the stage for Autobot victory. His name is Thundercracker, and this issue reveals what he's been doing these past three years after his brutal expulsion from the Deceptiocons in All Hail Megatron! Costa and Figueroa show you perhaps the most unique transformation of all...

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE #3

Written by Zander Cannon, art by Chee, covers by Guido Guidi, Chee.

"Things Fall Apart," Part 3: After leaving a decoy for the Skywatch colonel, Bumblebee embarks on a solo quest to find the device that will free the Autobots. He befriends the child of the one man who holds the device they need, and finally has to ask himself if what he's doing is right.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS #2

Written by Nick Roche and James Roberts, art by Roche, covers by Trevor Hutchison and Roche.

The Autobots' finest begin their descent into hell, and all bets are off. The true nature of the Wreckers' mission is revealed and the reappearance of an old enemy drastically reduces the chances of anyone making it back alive.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS MOVIE COLLECTION VOLUME 1

Written by Simon Furman, Chris Ryall and Chris Mowry, art by Alex Milne and Don Figueroa, covers by John Nizzi.

Now available in one handsome, oversize hardcover collection, get all the action surrounding the first Transformers film. This volume includes the Transformers Movie Prequel, Movie Adaptation, and the sequel, The Reign of Starscream.

320 pages, $50.

ARMY OF TWO #2

Written by Peter Milligan, art by Dexter Soy, cover by Chester Ocampo.

"Across the Border," Part 2: Trans World Operations' first mission is off to a bad start. With one operative dead, Salem and Rios find themselves in the middle of what looks like a civil war. Now, with trust eroding between them, Rios and Salem have to put their lives on the line as they're drawn deeper into the violent world of a murderous Mexican street gang known as the Maras.

32 pages, $3.99.

GHOSTBUSTERS HOLIDAY SPECIAL: TAINTED LOVE

Written by Dara Naraghi, art by Salgood Sam, covers by Salgood Sam and Nick Runge.

Love is in the air‹literally!‹as Winston befriends an attractive woman with a ghostly problem in her apartment. But trapping the love-struck apparition proves to be more complicated than the Ghostbusters originally thought. Can Winston step up and save the day? Just how far will Peter go to find a date? And do Ray and Egon ever stop to think about girls, or is it always about trans-dimensional ectoplasmic anomolies with those two?

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK MOVIE ADAPTATION #1

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

JJ Abrams' blockbuster revitalization of the Star Trek franchise was the most thrilling film of the year. Now, under the direction of Abrams and screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, comes the highly anticipated graphic adaptation of the film! Additionally, new scenes and moments cut from the movie are revealed‹an event no Star Trek fan can dare miss!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: GHOSTS #4

Written by Zander Cannon, art by Javier Aranda, covers by Joe Corroney.

With Captain Picard shifted into another dimension, Commander Riker takes command of the Enterprise and negotiates with Worf's hot-tempered captors for his release. Troi tries to pick through the noise in her patient's head to unravel information on the extra-dimensional ghosts. Meanwhile, the missing Picard finds himself in a peculiar leadership role.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE: FOOL'S GOLD #3

Written by Scott & David Tipton, art by Fabio Mantovani, covers by Sharp Brothers, David Messina.

As the temperature rises aboard Deep Space Nine, Captain Sisko, Kira and Odo come closer to getting to the bottom of the mystery. Can Sisko calm the volatile situation and restore order before another riot breaks out? And what does Garak have to do with all that has transpired?

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: NERO

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

From Star Trek writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, comes an all-new story set within the events of the hit film! Not an adaptation, this exclusive story follows the villainous Nero as he seeks to destroy the Federation.

104 pages, $17.99.

STAR TREK: ROMULANS: PAWNS OF WAR

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

Collecting Byrne's tales of Star Trek's Romulans in one volume. This special edition tells tales leading up to the seminal "Balance of Terror" episode. Included within is the Romulans Alien Spotlight, the two-part Hollow Crown story, and the three-issue Schism series. As an added bonus, Byrne writes and draws an all-new 12-page "Balance of Terror" adaptation just for this collection.

164 pages, $19.99.

ANGEL #30

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Brian Denham, covers by Jenny Frison and David Messina.

Things are not going so well for either our famously intrepid hero or his "merry" band of assistant heroes. Spike and Gunn finds themselves committing rooftop shenanigans, Connor is in over his head back at the office, and Angel is starting to wonder if anyone is going to find him before he dies of boredom. And just what is Connor "chosen" for, anyway?

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: A HOLE IN THE WORLD #3

Written by Scott Tipton, art and cover by Elena Casagrande.

Continuing the harrowing story of one of the Angelverse's most controversial characters, Fred continues to be gutted from the inside out as Angel and Spike discover that the cost of saving her might be more than they can sacrifice.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: ONLY HUMAN

Written by Scott Lobdell, art and cover by David Messina.

Now that the Fall is over, Illyria and Gunn are trying to get back on the straight and narrow. But having tasted their truly darker sides, is there any way to really come back from trying to end existence? Maybe a road trip will help. But visiting Fred's folks brings up more than just memories as the Scourge makes an appearance, along with an old enemy of Illyria's who's looking for a little payback...

152 pages, $19.99.

DOCTOR WHO #8

Written by Tony Lee, art by Al Davison, covers by Paul Grist, Davison.

"Tessaract" Part 2 (of 2): With the TARDIS breached by invaders and with only moments before both vessels implode, The Doctor and his friends must find a working console and escape the fifth dimension. But what happens when the clock runs out‹and everything ends? What happens to a Time Lord when his song finally ends?

32 pages, $3.99.

ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS AVENTURE #1

Written by Chris Ryall, art by Menton Matthews III, Paul McCaffrey, and Gabriel Hernandez, cover by Ashley Wood.

Zombies vs Robots is back, retooled and rarin' to go monthly in this new 4-part series. Chris Ryall scripts, Ashley Wood provides the covers, and a cadre of new artists tackle three serialized tales. Beginning in this issue, the war story of "Kampf" (art by Menton Matthews III); the growth of the human resistance in "Masques" (art by Paul McCaffrey); and a new form of zombies is born in "Zuvembies vs Robots" (with art by Gabriel Hernandez).

32 pages, $3.99.

WE WILL BURY YOU #1

Written by Brea & Zane Grant, art by Kyle Strahm, covers by Ben Templesmith.

1927: The first talkie ended the silent film era, the first man completed a solo transatlantic flight, and... a zombie virus decimated the human race. Two unlikely heroines use their unorthodox skills to survive as a zombie infection spreads through the streets of New York and beyond. Brea Grant (Heroes) and Zane Grant promise the worst breakup ever and an epic beginning to this historical horror miniseries.

32 pages, $3.99.

DAN DECARLO: JETTA

Written, art and cover by Dan DeCarlo.

Dan DeCarlo's futuristic curvy teenage girl Jetta zoomed through the future a full decade before Judy Jetson. In the 1950s, the fan favorite artist, beloved for his portrayals of Betty and Veronica, Josie and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, delineated the madcap adventures of Jetta, "Teen-Age Sweetheart of the 21st Century" with obvious delight. The comics, collected for the first time in their entirety and in living color will be accompanied by a revealing introduction by Craig Yoe. There will also be a bevy of rare unpublished original art and photographs. Plus, as a highly desirable bonus, Jetta pinups by top comic book artists and Hollywood animators.

104 pages, $21.99.

SAM KIETH SKETCHBOOK #1

Written, art and cover by Sam Kieth.

From the mind of Sam Kieth comes a behind-the-scenes peek at 48 pages of unseen art, collected from his moldy collection of sketchbooks dating back 25 years. Featuring pen, pencil, brush, feathers, straws, twigs, watercolor, acrylic, glue, sand, mud, grease, dirt, garbage, and any other debris handy. Enjoy everything: tons of unpublished sketches, pin-ups, thumbnails, and visual tangents.

48 pages, $9.99.

SPARROW 17: PUSHEAD

Art and cover by Pushead.

Few artists known for their skateboard designs or album cover art can compare with Pushead. A long-time punk art icon, particularly acclaimed for his unforgettable Metallica cover art, Pushead now gets the Sparrow treatment in a deliciously devious sampling of his images.

48 pages, $11.99.

BELLADONNA

Written by Ben Ross, art and cover by J.K. Woodward.

The tables are turned on the worlds most beautiful‹and most vicious‹assassin. Gunned down, comatose in a city hospital for months, and with no clue to her identity, she eventually awakens. Fully recovered but with no memory and few clues to her past, she sets out on a dangerous journey to discover who she is‹But will she like what she finds?

48 pages, $7.99.

SONG OF SAYA #1

Written by Daniel Liatowitsch and Todd Ocvirk, art and cover by Yair Herrera.

Based on the Japanese PC game, Song of Saya tells the story of Josh, a young doctor trying to recover from a near-fatal accident. When a nightmarish world threatens to drown out reality, Josh meets a mysterious girl named Saya who promises to take his pain away... if Josh agrees to help her in return.

32 pages, $3.99.

WEEKLY WORLD NEWS #2

Written by Chris Ryall, art by Alan Robinson, covers by Alan Robinson and Thom Zahler.

In the second chapter of "The Irredemption of Ed Anger," the first-ever Weekly World News comic series, Ed hits the road in his attempt to discredit Bat Boy and runs into Manigator and Nessie the Lake Erie Serpent, even as Chaos Cloud gives him a nightmare at 20,001 feet...! Bonus back-up: more classic articles from the Weekly World News!

32 pages, $3.99.

LOCKE & KEY: CROWN OF SHADOWS #4

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

Kinsey and Bode find themselves in a desperate, seemingly unwinnable battle against a rising army of living shadows, while Tyler faces down Dodge in a terrifying duel of wits and wills.

32 pages, $3.99.

MUNDEN'S BAR: ALL-STAR, ALL-NEW, ALL-STRANGE

Written by John Ostrander and Martha Thomases, art by Skip Williamson, William Messner-Loebs, Marc Hempel, Joe Staton, Joanna Estep, Hilary Barta, Chris Burnham, Mark Wheatley and Norm Breyfogle, cover by Marc Hempel.

Return to the nexus-point of Cynosure, GrimJack's own Munden's Bar, for a slew of brand-new, never-before-printed stories produced by comics' most creative talents‹including Skip Williamson, John Ostrander, William Messner-Loebs, Marc Hempel, Joe Staton, Hilary Barta, Mark Wheatley and guest-starring Wolverine MacAlistar, Jesus Christ, Del Close, the Frankenstein Mobster, and more! Cutting-edge heroic wackiness, as only found at Munden's!

104 pages, $17.99.

FROM THE ASHES

Written, art and cover by Bob Fingerman.

Bob Fingerman's speculative memoir (starring Bob and his wife Michelle) set in a post-apocalyptic and nuclear ravaged New York City is a surprisingly perky take on Armageddon. A hip satirical romp though Manhattan's ruins, From the Ashes is a new spin on the old autobiographical comics genre.

160 pages, $19.99.

LONE JUSTICE: CRASH #1

Written by Robert Tinnell and Mark Wheatley, art and cover by Wheatley.

Being a superhero is dangerous and expensive work, and Lone Justice has suffered devastating financial loss. Now the masked villain known as Scion stalks our hero, and Lone Justice is left with nothing more than his wits... and his fists! The first issue of this EZ Street spin-off starts now!

JON SABLE FREELANCE: ASHES OF EDEN #5

Written, art and cover by Mike Grell.

Ashes of Eden comes to its explosive conclusion as Jon Sable and Maggie the Cat battle to save not only their own lives but those of all of New Yorkers! How will one man's greed and a nuclear terror plot change America's future?

32 pages, $3.99.

GRIMJACK OMNIBUS

Written by John Ostrander, art by Timothy Truman.

The entire original John Ostrander/Timothy Truman GrimJack run, from its very beginnings in Starslayer to the first 21 issues of First Comics' solo title. BlacJacMac! Bob The Watchlizard! Goddess! Gordon Munden! They're all here in all their amazing glory! The creation that made comics superstars of Ostrander and Truman, now all gathered in one stellar Omnibus edition!

400 pages, $24.99.

STARSTRUCK #6

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

Sentenced to life on abandoned Omega Disque 6, Molly helps a tribe of Amazons defeat their enemies... but during the post-battle ritual, the newly minted Galatia is accidentally shot off the Disque in an ancient escaped pod, but is saved by a traveling trio of Troikani actors. Will the actors' plans for a glorious suicide mean the end of Galatia 9?

32 pages, $3.99.

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT'S THE MUSIC BOX #3

Written by Scott Lobdell, art and cover by Adam Archer.

Everyone knows music calms the savage beast... but how much help is it against an alien mothership intent on destroying an airline at 30,000 feet?! A young sergeant on his way home from Iraq is the only person on board a crowded airplane who knows the only chance of thwarting an alien invasion rests in the plane's cargo hold... the music box!

32 pages, $3.99.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (PROSE)

Written by Lewis Carroll, art by Jenny Frison, covers by Jill Thompson.

A new twist on Lewis Carroll's classic tale of the wildly weird, this prose collection combines both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Featuring chapter illustrations by Jenny Frison.

240 pages, $16.99. and cover by Eisner Award-winning artist Jill Thompson.

BEYOND THE WALL #4

Written by Matt Venne, art and cover by Gordon Purcell.

Forced to choose between freedom or returning to Rome to defend her from the encroaching Barbarian Army, Marcus makes the only decision a hero can‹but will he and his men be too late? And, even if he succeeds, what will the Roman leaders who betrayed him have in store for him?

32 pages, $3.99.

NANOVOR: GAME DAY

Written by Eric Burnham, art by Felipe Torrent, covers by Torrent and German Torres.

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!

104 pages, $11.99.




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