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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010

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THE LAST UNICORN #1

Written by Peter S. Beagle and Peter B. Gillis, art and cover by Renae De Liz.

Whimsical. Lyrical. Poignant. Adapted for the first time from the acclaimed and beloved novel by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. The unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns, even if it means facing the terrifying anger of the Red Bull and malignant evil of the king who wields his power. Adapted by Peter B. Gillis and lushly illustrated by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon.

32 pages, $3.99 (Signed edition, $9.99).

TRANSFORMERS #6

Written by Mike Costa, art and covers by Don Figueroa.

It's the AUTOBOTS versus the biggest foe they've faced since DEVASTATOR! But with OPTIMUS PRIME in captivity, do our heroes stand a chance? The action keeps coming courtesy of Mike Costa and Don Figueroa! *2 regular connecting covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT: PROWL

Written by Mike Costa, art by E.J. Su, covers by Nick Roche and Su.

The end of the war between AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS had profound changes throughout the ranks, even for the coldly logical PROWL. Learn of his change of heart and its impact on his actions in the ongoing series.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS #4

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

The WRECKERS have found Aequitas, and things have suddenly become a whole lot more complicated! As the AUTOBOTS' special ops team stands on the brink of dissolution as the fatalities mount, PERCEPTOR realizes that drastic action is called for—but having come this far, who among his teammates is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice? 

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: NEFARIOUS #2

Written by Simon Furman, art by Carlos Magno, covers by Brian Rood and Magno.

Layers within layers are revealed as the massive global conspiracy that is Project: Nefarious continues to unfold. OPTIMUS PRIME wants answers, and he's prepared to go to any lengths to get them. But how far is too far? And by committing his forces to stopping SOUNDWAVE, is Prime just playing right into The Initiative's hands?

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: TALES OF THE FALLEN

Simon Furman, Chris Mowry, art by Carlos Magno and Alex Milne, cover by Milne.

The characters from TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN reveal events surrounding the film in this collection of the six-issue series. See and understand how BUMBLEBEE, SIDESWIPE, JETFIRE, and more fit into the full scope of REVENGE OF THE FALLEN.

132 pages, $19.99.

TRANSFORMERS MOVIE COLLECTION, VOLUME 2

Written by Chris Mowry and Simon Furman, art by Alex Milne, Dan Khanna, Andrew Griffith, Don Figueroa and John Davis-Hunt, cover by Josh Nizzi.

The action for the 2009 blockbuster TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN comes to bookshelves in this collector's edition hardcover. Including the two Movie Prequel stories, ALLIANCE and DEFIANCE, as well as the Official Movie Adaptation, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, this book tells it all!

320 pages, $50.

G.I. JOE #17

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

Snake Eyes is once again under the tutelage of his mentor the Hard Master, but to make himself whole once again, the silent Joe must find a student of his own. Also, Destro is banished to a remote COBRA gulag and if you think he's going to stay there, well, you don't know James McCullen Destro.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: COBRA II #4

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

The plans of Cobra, Chuckles, and the agents following him all collide. Can anyone survive? Will the Joes get what they want from Chuckles... by any means necessary? And brace yourself for a last page that will impact the entire line of G.I. Joe books!

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: ORIGINS #14

Written by Scott Beatty, art by S. L. Gallant, covers by Tom Feister and Gallant.

No food. No water. No weapons. With only the survival skills he learned in commando training, Wallace Weems (a.k.a. RIPCORD) fights an uphill battle to escape a hostile jungle and prevent a terrorist enclave from unleashing a terrible bio-weapon! If he lives, Ripcord just might earn Joe membership!

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: OPERATION HISS #3

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

Scarlett follows the trail of Major Bludd and finds evidence that Duke has gone rogue, joining the forces of Cobra! Has Duke really turned to the other side? Could this be the end of the line for the Joes?

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE MOVIE: SNAKE EYES

Written by Ray Park and Kevin VanHook, art by Lee Ferguson, cover by Joe Corroney.

Set before the events of the blockbuster movie, G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes offers an action-packed and in-depth look at the most dangerous Joe of all. Co-written by "Snake Eyes" himself, Ray Park!

104 pages, $17.99.

KILL SHAKESPEARE #1

Written by Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col, art by Andy Belanger, covers by Kagan McLeod and Belanger.

What Fables does for fairy tales, Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time. This dark take on the Bard pits his greatest heroes (Hamlet, Juliet, Othello Falstaff) against his most menacing villains (Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Iago) in an epic adventure to find and kill a reclusive wizard named William Shakespeare. This debut -- featuring a full 32-page story -- will change the way you look at Shakespeare forever.

32 pages, $3.99.

ASHLEY WOOD'S F.I.! #1

Written by Ashley Wood, T.P. Louise and Chris Ryall, art by Ashley Wood.

Sometimes you have to say "F_ I_!" in the name of art. Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise make a magazine about everything: art, comics, stories and other assorted but no-less-interesting bits. Name it, it's in here! This 12" x 12" art-magazine from the Spectrum Award-winning creator also features a short Zombies vs Robots tale from Ash and Ryall, too.

48 pages, $9.99.

PANTHEON #1

Marc Andreyko, art by Stephen Molnar, cover by The Sharp Brothers.

Created by TV and movie star, Michael Chiklis! Earth in the near future is a place where the only gods worshipped are money and power. When black-market artifacts dealer Hamilton Finch stumbles upon a cache of ancient treasures, he does not expect to come face-to-face with Zeus himself! Is it true? Do the gods walk among us? And what event has caused them to show themselves after so many millennia?

32 pages, $3.99.

WIRE HANGERS #1

Written and art by Alan Robert, covers by Robert and Nelson.

Rocker Alan Robert of the legendary metal-crossover music group, Life of Agony, writes and illustrates this twisted horror/conspiracy series. Wire Hangers uses nightmarish visuals and graphic storytelling to depict a wave of abductions plaguing New York City. Pill-popping detectives, corrupt secret agents, and a mysterious, disfigured homeless man are all inter-connected in this horrific tale of revenge and redemption.

32 pages, $3.99 (Signed edition, $9.99).

ANGEL: BARBARY COAST #1

Written by David Tischman, art by Franco Urru, covers by Urru and Dan Panosian.

A recently souled Angel is on a quest for a "cure" in San Francisco when, of course, something goes horribly wrong. Seeking out a Chinese healer, Angel encounters a mysterious girl with a strange tattoo, and quickly learns that life in early 1900s America is full of surprises...

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL #32

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

As more vampires start running around Hollywood, Connor and crew must figure out a way to stop the carnage and deal with his little merry band of demon girls. Meanwhile, Angel has it out with his captors, before learning that things really can get weirder than he thought.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: A HOLE IN THE WORLD #5

Written Scott Tipton, art and cover by Elena Casagrande.

The harrowing conclusion to two fan-favorite episodes follows Angel, Wesley, and Spike as they try to stop Illyria from resurrecting her army and taking over L.A. But it's Illyria who makes a shocking discovery no one was prepared for when she finally steps into her temple, just as Angel discovers there's no way to resurrect Fred.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: MCCOY #1

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

Space, the final frontier... and on that frontier and beyond, humans and aliens alike need medical care. Enter Leonard McCoy, Doctor of Space Medicine, late of the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE...  his first assignment: save the human colonists from a mysterious plague on a distant world whose only native lifeform is a vast and suddenly hostile jungle. Shipped with a special variant Byrne "gag" cover!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: CAPTAIN'S LOG: HARRIMAN

Written by Marc Guggenheim, art by Andrew Currie, cover by David Messina.

Captain John Harriman is the commander of the USS Enterprise B. He is also the man many hold responsible for the mysterious disappearance and presumed death of James Tiberius Kirk, the renowned Starfleet captain by whom all others are judged. How does a man recover from killing a legend? Find out in this very special issue! Guest starring Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK MOVIE ADAPTATION #3

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

JJ Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci present the official comics adaptation of their blockbuster film STAR TREK! The creative team behind the best-selling STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN returns to continue the story as Kirk and Spock meet for the first time at Starfleet Academy! Don't miss this exclusive mini-series, which includes scenes not included in the film!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE A-TEAM: SHOTGUN WEDDING #3

Written by Joe Carnahan, Tom Waltz, art by Stephen Mooney, cover by John K. Snyder III.

The wedding cruise is well underway, but the threat to the wedding party remains a mystery. Not that the A-Team hasn't found enough trouble of its own as the problems facing their undercover personas may turn out far worse than the unknown danger they are there to stop.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE A-TEAM: SHOTGUN WEDDING #4

Written by Joe Carnahan, Tom Waltz, art by Stephen Mooney, cover by John K. Snyder III.

The threat to the wedding cruise has finally revealed itself to the A-Team... or has it? While fiercely battling to defeat an outside menace, the team will soon discover the true danger comes from within in this wildly explosive conclusion!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE A-TEAM: WAR STORIES: FACE

Written by Chuck Dixon and Erik Burnham, art by Alberto Muriel, cover by Michael Gaydos.

A standalone prequel to this summer's most anticipated movie! The consummate lady's man, Templeton "Faceman" Peck is more than a pretty face and slick personality. Under all the good looks, Face is a fierce and capable warrior—an Army Ranger who can defeat his enemies with his smooth-talk just as quickly as he can with a bullet.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE A-TEAM: WAR STORIES: MURDOCK

Written by Chuck Dixon and Erik Burnham, art by Guiu Vilanova, cover by Michael Gaydos.

A standalone prequel to this summer's most anticipated movie! H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock is as crazy as they come—crazy like a fox, those closest to him would say. Whatever the case, none can deny that Murdock is a fearless pilot and soldier—a true warrior who will never leave a fellow warrior behind... even if it costs him his own sanity.

32 pages, $3.99.

LOCKE & KEY: CROWN OF SHADOWS #6

Joe Hill, art by Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

Crown of Shadows reaches a shattering climax in the standalone tale, "Beyond Repair." In a terrible night of grief and rage, Nina Locke discovers a new key, one which opens a cabinet capable of mending smashed objects; but some things, she will learn, are beyond repair...

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO #10

Written by Tony Lee, art by Blair Shedd, cover by Paul Grist.

"Don't Step On The Grass" Part 2 (of 4): As The Doctor faces the Clockwork Angels of Enochia and UNIT fight the living trees of Greenwich Park, only Martha Jones and Matthew hold the one thing that can guarantee survival. But will Matthew help the Doctor—or the Advocate?

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS III #2

Written by Steve Parkhouse, art by John Ridgway, cover by Robert Hack.

IDW's newly recolored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales from years past continues in this all-new series, featuring the Sixth Doctor. Steve Parkhouse and John Ridgway conclude the "Voyager" story line, featuring an all-new cover by Robert Hack and colors by Charlie Kirchoff.

32 pages, $3.99.

WEEKLY WORLD NEWS #4

Written by Chris Ryall, art by Alan Robinson, covers by Robinson and Jon Reed.

The weather forecast for this concluding issue of the Weekly World News miniseries is cloudy with a chance of death, as Chaos Cloud brings down an Emmerich-like level of destruction, while Ed Anger is beset by freaks on all sides! Will he find redemption at last? Or will being proven wrong about Bat Boy and the others be his final legacy?

32 pages, $3.99.

ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS AVENTURE #3

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

In the penultimate chapter of the reborn Zombies vs Robots, Chris Ryall, and Menton Matthews III find our that "Kampf" is hell; Ryall and Paul McCaffrey peer under the iron "Masques;" and Gabriel Hernandez brings the dead back to life in "Zuvembies vs Robots."

32 pages, $3.99.

WE WILL BURY YOU #2

Written by Brea Grant and Zane Grant, art by Kyle Strahm, cover by Nate Powell.

Science or religion—can either save the world from the zombie plague of the 1920s? Mirah and Fanya fight through a city overrun with zombies, while trying to find a safe haven in New York City.  It doesn't take them long to learn that their only salvation is each other. Cover by Eisner Award-winner Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole).

32 pages, $3.99.

TANK GIRL: THE ROYAL ESCAPE #2

Written by Alan C. Martin, art and cover by Rufus Dayglo.

Hold onto you brain as the ride gets even stranger. Artist and writer team Dayglo & Martin land us somewhere between The Trip and Ray Harryhausen as Tank Girl and her team struggle to find way out of the certain death that waits them. Not recommended for children, the elderly, or wussies.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE PILGRIM #1

Written by Mark Ryan, art and cover by Mike Grell.

Artist Mike Grell teams up with writer/actor Mark Ryan ) in an amazing story 15 years in the making. Weaving together true timelines from WWII and the present day, The Pilgrim is a tale of war and the supernatural, drawing on the history of the occultism used by both British and Nazi forces and fusing it with a modern day intelligence and espionage story ripped from today's headlines.

32 pages, $3.99.

LONE JUSTICE #3

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

Lone Justice is the hero who fights to uphold the law. But now the law is against him -- as he must battle gangs, railroad men and the police! Even if he wins this battle, he will lose everything he has ever stood for. Mark Wheatley and Robert Tinnell continue the saga in this spin-off from the Harvey Nominated EZ Street.

32 pages, $3.99.

ARMY OF TWO #4

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

Stockholm Syndrome and Mexican Mayhem, as Jaime's bid for power over the Maras reaches its most murderous. Meanwhile, Rios is a marked man after killing Borges, the leader of the prison gang. Can Salem rescue Rios before the prisoners exact revenge? Or has being in prison changed Rios into a gangster?

32 pages, $3.99.

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT'S MUSIC BOX #5

Written by Scott Lobdell, art and cover by Dan Duncan.

When a self-help guru falls into a coma after a terrible car accident, he needs all the power of positive thinking he can muster.  Unfortunately, he winds up getting the exact opposite help he needs in the form of the enchanted music box, which seems determined to make sure he'll never give another motivational speech again!

32 pages, $3.99.

STARSTRUCK #8

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

While participating in the Amercadian Space Academy's Class of 134 commencement games, Lieutenant Brucilla the Muscle and her gunnery sergeant, Cookie Fabré, are ordered to lead their squadron into the off-limits Neutral Zone 8, past deadly Vercadian Protector Droids. Will the squadron survive? And who will end up as a scapegoat for the Brigade Brass?

32 pages, $3.99.

SONG OF SAYA #3

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

Based on the Japanese smash-hit PC game, in this stunning and heartbreaking conclusion, Josh and Saya track down the rogue doctors performing barbaric, experimental surgeries on human subjects... all in a quest to gain access to Saya's world. Josh and Saya's pledge to put a stop to it all culminates in a blood-soaked, mind-blowing finale in which they both pay the ultimate price.

32 pages, $3.99.

BLOOM COUNTY: COMPLETE LIBRARY, VOL. 2

Written, art and cover by Berkeley Breathed.

The second Bloom County collection begins the day after Volume One ends. Collecting every daily and Sunday strip from September 27, 1982 through July 1, 1984. This is the book that kicks Bloom County into high gear and sets the tone for all that is to come. Berkeley Breathed will be back supplying more insightful and funny commentary, in addition to the occasional Context Pages sprinkled throughout. With an introduction by Ted Koppel!

304 pages, $39.99.

BLOOM COUNTY: THE COMPLETE LIBRARY VOL. 1 LIMITED SIGNED EDITION

Written, art and cover by Berkeley Breathed.

IDW Publishing is proud to announce a very special limited edition of Bloom County: The Complete Library Vol. 1. 1,000 numbered, tipped-in bookplates, each signed by Bloom County creator Berkeley Breathed. NOTE: Quantities are limited to 1,000 so orders may need to be allocated.

288 pages, $50.

KRAZY KOOL KIDS KOMICS

Written by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Frank Frazetta and more, art by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Frank Frazetta, Walt Kelly, Dr. Seuss and more.

This huge, luxurious hardcover volume lovingly collects the brilliant kids' comics that such luminaries as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Frank Frazetta, Walt Kelly, Dr. Seuss, Syd Hoff, Jules Feiffer, George Carlson, John Stanley, Dan deCarlo, Sheldon Mayer, Carl Barks and myriad other brilliant geniuses created during the heyday of kids comics in the 1940s and '50s, and beyond. Astute comic book fans and their eager young fans alike will love the funny and beautiful full-color stories of slapstick superheroes, fantastic fairy tales, and awesome anthropomorphic animals.

304 pages, $34.99.

DANGER GIRL: THE DELUXE EDITION

Written by Andy Hartnel, art and cover by J. Scott Campbell.

Sexy girls spies, drawn as only J. Scott Campbell can! Danger Girl follows the story of renowned Archeologist and adventurer Abbey Chase as she is recruited by the super-secret spy organization, Danger Girl. Along with fellow operatives, Sydney Savage and Natalia Kasstle, Abbey receives her first mission: to locate a series of mystical relics and keep them out of the hands of the Hammer Syndicate, a huge criminal network bent on world domination! The massively popular Danger Girl is collected in an oversized hardcover book with a new cover and over 20 pages of Danger Girl drawings and sketches by J. Scott Campbell, many published here for the first time.

262 pages, $50.

RIP KIRBY, VOL. 2

Written and art by Alex Raymond.

The second volume of Alex Raymond's modernist classic Rip Kirby contains nearly three years of strips, from December 6, 1948 through September 22, 1951, all drawn in Raymond's incredibly lush style. Edited and designed by Eisner Award-winner Dean Mullaney, with a biographical and historical essay by Brian Walker, and an introduction by Howard Chaykin.

320 pages, black and white, $49.99.

ART OF P. CRAIG RUSSELL

Art and cover by P. Craig Russell.

Now back in stock! For the first time ever, a hardcover volume devoted to one of the most legendary and influential comic book artists of the past 35 years—P. Craig Russell! This book offers readers and fans a chance to witness his immense and phenomenal career from start to present, offering glimpses of previously never-before-seen material from Russell's files and sketchbooks, as well as beautifully reproduced images of his personal favorites. 

256 pages, $49.99 (Signed edition, $79.99).

WORMWOOD, VOLUME 2: IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I... DEVIANT EDITION HC

Written, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

This second hardcover collection of Eisner Award-nominated artist Ben Templesmith's Wormwood moves beyond the simply bizarre and into the sublime lunacy that is Lephrechaunia as Wormwood and his posse search for the Leprechaun Queen, the only being capable of lifting the terminal curse that our hero has contracted. But if rabid leprechauns and inter-dimensional travel isn't enough to get your head spinning, enter the Squidmen, a terrifying collective of "gatherers," hell bent on ingesting everything they can get their tentacles on! Features a new cover and extras from Templesmith.

132 pages, $24.99.

GRIMJACK: THE MANX CAT

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

GrimJack returns in an all-new out-of-this-world adventure -- but solidly in the multi-dimensional land of Cynosure. What starts as an easy enough snatch-and-grab job becomes a hunt for truly ugly answers—all over a piece of ancient and magical object d'art long known as The Manx Cat. GJ's quest has him running into old friends and enemies alike, including the beautiful and dangerous Darlin' Lil, the obnoxiously powerful Roscoe Schumacher, his old "buddy" BlaJacMac, Munden's Bar's barkeep Gordon, and, of course, the all-knowing Bob the Watchlizard.

160 pages, $19.99.

SWORD OF MY MOUTH

Written by Jim Monroe, art and cover by Shannon Gerald.

The concrete shell of Detroit has cracked open to reveal loamy soil, rich with potential. But someone knows there's more profit in controlling hunger than selling food... the world was simpler before the righteous floated away into the sky, and magic started working. The all-new story spinning out of the acclaimed graphic novel Therefore Repent! continues here.

144 pages, $19.99.

DIGGER & FRIENDS

Written by Jack Brigio, art and cover by Diego Jourdan.

Fox's beloved animated NASCAR mascot makes his four-color graphic novel debut right here! The race-loving gopher and his family and friends (and nemesis) are featured in this collection of all-ages stories.

104 pages, $11.99.

LUCKIEST BOY

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

13-year-old Russell Ranger is the unluckiest boy in the world. Nothing ever seems to go his way. Nothing good at least. One day, though, he meets a Leprechaun, who grants him one wish. So he wishes to be the Luckiest Boy in the World! Suddenly, his family wins the lottery, gets to meet his favorite football player, and even discovers Bigfoot. He's a worldwide celebrity. But something's not right. All of the good luck is going to Russ. But, that means all the bad luck is given to the rest of the world!

128 pages, $12.99.

PEBBLES: A DAY JUST FOR DADDIES

Written by Charles Carney, art by John Skewes.

Pebbles dedicates a day just for her daddy! She wakes up bright and early to make him a delicious breakfast; loans him her favorite fuzzy slippers; and has a special surprise for him! Maybe someday there will be a day just for daddies . . . but until then, Pebbles wants to celebrate her very special daddy every day!

24 pages, $15.99.



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