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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010

IDW PUBLISHING FOR MAY

WITCH & WIZARD #1

Written by Dara Naraghi, art by Victor Santons, covers by Santos and J.K. Woodward.

In a blink of an eye, their world has changed, with the oppressive New Order declaring all magic as evil incarnate! In this action-packed first issue spinning out of best-selling author James Pattersons's #1 novel, sibling teenagers Whit & Wisty Allgood use their newly discovered magical powers to infiltrate into enemy territory of the New Order to gain control of the inter-dimensional Shadowland.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: IRONHIDE #1

Written by Mike Costa, art by Casey Coller, cover by Marcelo Matere and Coller.

During the Great War on Cybertron, one of the Autobots' fallen heroes was Optimus Prime's best friend -- Ironhide. What does that have to do with the fate of the planet today? Find out in this all-new mini-series. You didn't really think his death was just some stunt with no ramifications, did you?

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS #7

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

As the dust settles down on Earth, we look to the Heavens to ask a burning question: Where have Megatron and the retreating Decepticons been all this time? What have they been up to? The answer, of course, is: nothing good. Take a conspicuously infernal single-issue look into the heart of darkness.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: THE IDW COLLECTION, VOL. 1

Written by Simon Furman, Eric Holmes, Nick Roche and Shane McCarthy, art by Alex Milne, EJ Su, M.D. Bright and Nick Roche, cover by Su.

It's IDW's Transformers, remixed. For the first time ever, the entire IDW Transformers Universe is presented in hardcover, in chronological order! Start at the very beginning and experience each story as its events transpire in the main storyline. Featuring series cover design by E.J. Su, this run is sure to redefine your experience with the Robots in Disguise. Volume 1 contains: Megatron Origin #1–4, Spotlight: Blurr, Spotlight: Cliffjumper, Spotlight: Shockwave, Spotlight: Nightbeat, Spotlight: Hotrod, Infiltration #0–6.

392 pages, $49.99.

TRANSFORMERS: LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS #5

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

The endgame begins. Their teammates are dead, their mission is in tatters, and all hope is lost. Time has run out for the last of the Wreckers, who confront the maniac responsible for the atrocities of the last 48 hours. Deaths, betrayals and long-promised revelations -- truly, this one has it all!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: NEFARIOUS #3

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

Capturing Soundwave is one thing, holding onto him quite another… as Bumblebee, Jolt, Knock Out and Dune Runner are about to find out! And while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to stumble in the dark, National Security Director Theodore Galloway closes in on the secrets of Project: Nefarious... but his days are numbered!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: BEST OF OPTIMUS PRIME

Written by Bob Budiansky and Simon Furman, art by various, cover by Livio Ramondelli.

Optimus Prime is leader of the Autobots. During his time as PRIME he has been challenged both mentally and physically with the responsibilities of leadership. He has at times succeeded and at other times failed. These stories, culled from his datatracks across many timelines, are his finest moments.

144 pages, $19.99.

G.I. JOE: HEARTS AND MINDS #1

Written by Max Brooks, art by Howard Chaykin and Antonio Fuso, covers by Chaykin and Fuso.

From Max Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of World War Z and masterful artists Howard Chaykin and Antonio Fuso comes the next generation of G.I. JOE and COBRA.

"I'm a natural tracker, and it's got nothing to do with my heritage. For me tracking's not a gift, it's a curse." -- Spirit

"Some fight for God, some fight for country. I fight for cash, and don't you dare judge me until you know why." -- Major Bludd

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

G.I. JOE #18

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Alex Cal, covers by Kelsey Shannon and Cal.

What starts as a desert survival exercise for the Joes turns into a fight for survival, with Cobra soldiers sent to find the Pit. Unarmed and out of communication, Covergirl, Downtown, and Tripwire must outwit, outlast, and outkill Cobra's best if they want to stay alive and prevent the disclosure of the Pit's secret location.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: ORIGINS #15

Written by Merrill Hagan, art by Klaus Scherwinski, covers by Tom Feister and Scherwinski.

A dangerous political situation is about to explode in the capital city of Venezuela and the only Joe who can help is... Snow Job? Outgunned and out of his element, can Snow Job possibly succeed in a sniper battle on the dangerous rooftops of Caracas?

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: OPERATION HISS #4

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

With G.I. Joe captured and held prisoner, Major Bludd puts his master plan into action… and makes sure that the Joes take the fall!

32 pages, $3.99.

CLASSIC G.I. JOE VOLUME 8

Written by Larry Hama, art by Ron Wagner, Randy Emberlin, Marshall Rogers, Fred Fredericks and Rod Whigham, cover by J. Scott Campbell.

Completely re-mastered with all-new colors and collected into trade paperback for the first time! The adventures of America's elite soldiers continue in issues #71–80 of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

256 pages, $24.99.

G.I. JOE: DISAVOWED, VOL. 1

Written by Josh Blaylock, art by Steve Kurth, John Larter, Eric Wolfe Hanson, covered by Sharp Bros.

The lost missions of America's elite fighting force are dug up, dusted off, and collected for the betterment of Homeland Security! Volume 1 of Disavowed sees the Joes reintstanted, and then Duke is out for Bludd.

142 pages, $19.99.

MYSTERY SOCIETY #1

Written by Steve Niles, art by Fiona Staples, cover by Ashley Wood.

Nick Hammond and Anastasia Collins are the Mystery Society and bring new meaning to "underground cult" status! Stealthily avoiding the authorities, this skullduggery duo spend their time and money righting wrongs committed in the world's underbellies. This issue, Ana defends their secret headquarters as Nick goes on a rescue mission breaking into Area 51 for a bounty that you will not believe!

32 pages, $3.99.

KILLING THE COBRA: CHINATOWN TROLLOP #1

Written by Mario Acevedo, art by Alberto Dose, covers by Pinturero and Dose.

Spinning out of the bestselling novel, The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, author Mario Acevedo brings his Iraq war veteran and vampire detective, Felix Gomez, to comics in this all-new tale of murderous mayhem involving the ruthless heroin merchants, the Han Cobras. But vampiric powers may not be enough to protect Felix or his lover from the vicious gangsters. 

32 pages, $3.99.

BRAM STOKER'S DEATH SHIP #1

Written by Gary Gerani, art by Stuart Sayger, cover by Cliff Nielsen.

An untold story from the greatest vampire story ever written, Bram Stoker's Death Ship explores the harrowing, nightmarish sea voyage from Transylvania to England. One by one, the terrified crewmembers of the Russian schooner Demeter vanish, victims of the unearthly lifeform that lies comatose in the ship's hold during daylight hours. Only Demeter's seasoned captain, a proud man of the sea, remains to confront the voracious monster that has preyed upon his crew by moonlight...

32 pages, $3.99.

SHERLOCK HOLMES, VOL. 2

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, art and cover by Kelley Jones.

The second volume of IDW's re-presentation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved Sherlock Holmes tales presents more of the wily investigator's adventures, including the novel The Valley of Fear; "The Noble Bachelor;" "The Yellow Face;" "The Greek Interpreter;" the novel The Sign of Four; "Silver Blaze;" and "The Cardboard Box." Kelley Jones returns to provide the cover and over 20 full-page, full color interior illustrations.

232 pages, $16.99.

THE GHOUL HC

Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Bernie Wrightson.

When Los Angeles Detective Lieutenant Lloyd Klimpt finds himself in the middle of a Hollywood mystery that falls way outside the norm, he knows he's going to need a different kind of help than he's used to. He finds it in the bizarre form of The Ghoul, a monstrous investigator with a reputation for solving the world's weirdest crimes.

88 pages, $14.99.

ANGEL #33

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

Now that Angel is back in the fold, Connor must readjust to life as the Chosen One's son. Luckily, he has an army of demon women at his beck and call. But nothing could really prepare anyone for what Illyria has in mind.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: BARBARY COAST #2

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

The New World is turning out to be more than Angel bargained for as he's confronted with a monstrous, mythical beast, and continues to try and find a "cure" for his painful new soul. But when the earth begins to shake, Angel finds himself facing the cause of one histories great "natural" disasters.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: LAST ANGEL IN HELL VOLUME 6 HC

Written by Brian Lynch and Juliet Landau, art by Franco Urru and Stephen Mooney, cover by Mooney.

In possibly the craziest Angel volume yet, we find out what happened to Gunn, Drusilla, Angel, and Spike in the aftermath of the Fall, which includes comas, insane asylums, a comic con, and even Angel's movie adaptation. With stories by fan-favorite writer Brian Lynch and a two-issue arc co-written by Drusilla herself, Juliet Landau, this collection shows you just how insane Angel's world can get.

192 pages, $29.99.

SPIKE: AFTER THE FALL TPB

Written by Brian Lynch, art by Franco Urru, cover by Tony Harris.

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. But after enjoying this collection of the four-issue Spike: After the Fall series you'll be looking at the events of Angel: After the Fall in a whole new light.

136 pages, $19.99.

A-TEAM: SHOTGUN WEDDING TPB

Written by Joe Carnahan and Tom Waltz, art by Stephen Mooney.

The A-Team are back! Before you see their return on the big-screen next month, thrill to this special mission told only in comic book form and co-plotted by the film's director, Joe Carnahan! After a successful but harrowing mission, the team is up for some much-needed leave in sunny San Diego, only to find themselves in the middle of what might be a deadly new terrorist plot. 

104 pages, $17.99.

A-TEAM: WAR STORIES TPB

Written by Chuck Dixon and Erik Burnham, art by various.

A collection of four action-packed standalone prequel stories to this summer's most anticipated movie! Co-written by Chuck Dixon (G.I. Joe) and Erik Burnham (Nanovor: Game Day), A-Team: War Stories gives fans a look at the team before it was a team, showcasing individual wartime adventures of Hannibal, B.A., Murdock, and Face. Together or alone, one thing is guaranteed when these four are involved: high-explosive excitement!

104 pages, $17.99.

STAR TREK: MCCOY #2

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

Doctor McCoy hates mysterious ailments. He also hates the transporter. Now he finds himself on a world beset with one, where the only means of getting around is the other. John Byrne's tale set in the period before Star Trek: The Motion Picture continues here with two covers from Byrne.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK MOVIE ADAPTATION #4

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

The official comics adaptation of the blockbuster film Star Trek continues in this mini-series presented by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman! Witness the final fate of Vulcan as Kirk and Spock battle the evil Romulan, Nero! Brought to you by the creative team behind Star Trek: Countdown, this series includes scenes not included in the original film!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY

Written by Andy Schmidt and more, art by Chee, Tom Sutton, Ricardo Estrada and Ricardo Villagran, cover by Chee.

Prepare to embark on an epic three-part adventure starring the legendary crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise as they sacrifice their lives, ship and freedom to save the universe from imminent destruction. Spanning across three motion pictures, the Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy is the ultimate story of heroism, duty and friendship that will thrill old and new fans alike. This collection includes IDW's 3-part adaptation of The Wrath of Khan, as well as digitally re-mastered and re-colored editions of The Search for Spock and The Voyage Home.

216 pages, $24.99.

DOCTOR WHO #11

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

"Don't Step On The Grass" Part 3 (of 4): The Clockwork Angels of Enochai have won. The sentient trees rule the parks of London. UNIT is beaten, and the Doctor is believed dead. There is only one last hope for mankind—and her name is the Advocate. Wait, what? But she's a villain... isn't she?

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS III #3

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 present "Polly the Glot," featuring an all-new cover by Robert Hack and new colors by Charlie Kirchoff.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS OMNIBUS, VOL. 1

Written by Grant Morrison and Steve Parkhouse, art by Dave Gibbons, Steve Parkhouse and various, cover by Dave Gibbons.

Featuring work from some of the most prominent names in comics including Dave Gibbons and Grant Morrison, follow along as the Doctor plays out his classic tales, all featuring state-of-the-art coloring by Charlie Kirchoff. Stories collected include "City of the Damned," "Dreamers of Death," "Iron Legion," "Spider-God," "Changes," and more!

360 pages, $24.99.

KILL SHAKESPEARE #2

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

In this exciting second issue of the saga that combines Fables, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Northlanders, Hamlet begins his epic quest to find the reclusive wizard, William Shakespeare. Joined in arms by the imposing Richard III and his lieutenant Iago, Hamlet is attacked and has his life threatened by multiple forces -- a violent rebel group known as the Prodigals, a mysterious fool, and someone he least expects...

32 pages, $3.99.

PANTHEON #2

Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Stephen Molnar, cover by Joe Sharp and Rob Sharp.

What was released by the bombing in Greece? Why does it send Zeus on an impromptu road trip to NYC? Who is the mysterious woman summoned by the Secretary of Defense? And where does college-student-turned-wanted man Hamilton Finch fit into Zeus' plan? Well, the answers are all inside the second issue of Pantheon (And whatever you do, don't turn to the last page first! You've been warned!), created by Michael Chiklis!

32 pages, $3.99.

ARCANE LEGIONS

Written by Tom Waltz, art and cover by Ricardo Sanchez Arreola.

This all-new, standalone graphic novel is based on the exciting new role-playing game from Wells Expeditions! There is no more powerful force on Earth than a legion of Roman heavy infantry... that is, until mysterious sorcery unleashes the infernal Arcane Legions upon the world. Now, ancient Roman, Egyptian, and Japanese gods and monsters of nightmare, alongside valiant human warriors from every corner of the globe, battle in the war of Armageddon.

104 pages, $17.99.

ETERNAL DESCENT #2

Written by Liexi Leon, art and cover by Jason Metcalf.

Chaos descends upon the stage, as the city crumbles into a ravaged wasteland. Loki has bested the fallen angel Sirian-and seized Lyra Constance for his own. Or has he? As the curtains lift-and the sounds surge-Loki may have grabbed hold of more than he bargained for. Guest starring Doc Coyle & God Forbid.

32 pages, $3.99.

ZOMBIES VS. ROBOTS AVENTURE #4

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

It's the bloody finales of all three tales of the latest Zombies vs Robots, and Chris Ryall promises no one will make it through unscathed: not Menton Matthews III, who illustrates the war-torn "Kampf;" neither artist Paul McCaffrey nor the iron-suited star of "Masques;" and certainly not Gabriel Hernandez, who lovingly renders zombie/zuvembie/robot carnage in "Zuvembies vs Robots."

32 pages, $3.99.

WE WILL BURY YOU #3

Written by Brea Grant and Zane Grant, art by Kyle Strahm, cover by Trevor Hutchison.

Coney Island isn't the best place to fight off flesh-eating zombie masses, but when there is no more room downtown, the ladies must run to the beach. After Mirah and Fanya befriend a group of sideshow freaks, simmering group tensions come to a boil as inflamed zombies break into their fancy hotel refuge. Zombies on fire!

32 pages, $3.99.

WIRE HANGERS #2

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

Creator Alan Robert (of the popular hard rock group Life of Agony) continues his twisted horror/conspiracy series, suggested for mature readers. With New York City's abductions still on the rise, the Feds target Cypra, a mysterious homeless man, as the prime suspect in the Suicide King Killer case. But, when things don't add up, Detective Barillo stumbles upon new evidence that just may lead to the conspirators behind a secret plot. 

32 pages, $3.99.

TANK GIRL: THE ROYAL ESCAPE #3

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

Booga thinks he's a cowboy, Barner becomes a giant, Jet Girl is about to expire, war breaks out, and Tank Girl mutates into... well, you're gonna have to read it to find out! Artist Rufus Dayglo and Tank Girl co-creator Alan C. Martin bring you a story more far-out than Alpha Centuri.

32 pages, $3.99. \

METAL GEAR SOLID OMNIBUS

Written by Kris Oprisko and Alex Garner, art and cover by Ashley Wood.

The entire Metal Gear saga comes alive in this massive 24-issue collection! Follow Solid Snake as he fights to save the world from destruction at the hands of Dead Cell. Featuring brilliant, high-energy artwork from Ashley Wood.

552 pages, $29.99.

ARMY OF TWO #5

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

Escaped prisoners on the run, Rios and Salem are hell-bent on getting back to America. After their chopper goes down in the Mexican desert, the Army of Two are on foot. With a price on their heads and their faces plastered across television everyone in Mexico wants them dead! Meanwhile, Jaime's lust for power has reached the upper levels of the Mexican government and may ignite a civil war!

32 pages, $3.99.

STARSTRUCK #9

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

In the Zone. Her mind having been scrambled by the effects of Borinyum Krystals, Brucilla leaves the mines of Mitochondria and takes a suicidal trip to the scene of her humiliation... Neutral Zone 8. Bru's plans to crash into Dead Man's Mirror go awry, when she instead passes through the anomaly, into an exciting new future!

32 pages, $3.99.

ARCHIE: THE BEST OF DAN DECARLO, VOL. ONE

Art and cover by Dan DeCarlo.

Beginning his career at Archie in the mid 1950s, Dan DeCarlo soon became the main artist on Betty and Veronica, and drew every Archie character at one time or another in his nearly 50-year career with Archie. Reproduced from the original art and recolored to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction, the stories in this collection are from what is generally regarded as DeCarlo's best period =- the mid 1950s to the early 1970s.

152 pages, $24.99.

FAMILY CIRCUS LIBRARY, VOLUME TWO

Written, art and cover by Bill Keane.

The Family Circus is growing! Dad, Mom, Billy, Dolly, and Jeffy are about to welcome a new member to their ranks -- PJ! On August 1, 1962, PJ was born and the circle was complete. Book Two of The Family Circus Library contains over 600 daily comics, and more than 100 Sunday strips, each one showcasing Bil Keane's sharp eye for details as he presents a comical and endearing portrait of family life, one that every parent can relate to.

336 pages, $39.99,.

COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE VOL. 5

Written and art by Harold Gray.

Together with the blind fiddler, "Uncle" Dan, Annie squares off against the Chizzler, then embarks on her first novel-length adventure. In a story lasting nearly a full year, Annie's supposed "real" parents—Boris and Libby Bleek, leaders of the criminal Ghost Gang—gain legal custody of her, while "Daddy" Warbucks is hounded into jail by the unscrupulous politician, Phil O. Bluster. Contains every daily and color Sunday strip from July 10, 1933 through February 10, 1935, printed directly from Harold Gray's original artwork. 

280 pages, $49.99.

FX 2: THE LOST LAND #2

Written by Wayne Osborne, art by Uko Smith, covers by Smith and Mike Ploog.

Still reeling from their brutal battle with the Moleisaurs, FX and the rest of the group set out on a quest to save their captured friends... but will the shocking secrets waiting for them at the center of the Earth stop them dead in their tracks?

32 pages, $3.99.

THE ORIGINAL JOHNSON, VOL. 2

Written, art and cover by Trevor Von Eeden.

The awe-inspiring conclusion to Trevor Von Eeden's The Original Johnson™, the controversial graphic novel biography of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion of the world and international celebrity. This volume concludes the breathtaking adventure of historical importance even more vital for our time.

Pages TBA, $19.99.

BEYOND THE WALL TPB

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

It's the third century A.D. and the tentacles of the Roman Empire have entwined the British Isles. Marcus Malleoulus, veteran of countless military campaigns, has been betrayed by the whim of a tyrant. Now, banished beyond Hadrian's Wall, he faces untold dangers as he fights his way back... determined to survive until revenge is his!

104 pages, $17.99.

MAGIC CARPET

Written by Scott Christian Sava, art and cover by Tracy Bailey.

Kevin lives in a small house with his three brothers and sisters. He has no room of his own. No privacy. All he wants is a little space to himself. One day, Kevin gets his wish when he inherits a Magic Carpet and embarks on an adventure of a lifetime that takes him to far off lands fraught with magic, danger, monsters, and even a princess!

110 pages, $11.99.



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