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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010

IDW PUBLISHING FOR JULY

TRUE BLOOD #1

Written by Alan Ball, David Tischman & Mariah Huehner, art by David Messina, covers by J. Scott Campbell, Joe Corroney, Andrew Currie, David Messina.

Alan Ball's hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, comes to IDW!

Blood and sex mix on a hot rainy night at Merlotte's, when Sookie and her friends are trapped by a vengeful spirit who feeds on shame. People die and dirty secrets are revealed as Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam, Tara, Jason, and Lafayette and are all coerced to dig deep and tell painful memories from their past--those things we all have locked within us that we never tell another living soul! Bon Temps, Louisiana has never been stranger, or more twisted, in a story co-plotted by TRUE BLOOD series creator Alan Ball, with a script by David Tischman (Bite Club) and Mariah Huehner, and lush art by David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown). First Issue special: an exclusive pullout gatefold poster by David Messina!

32 pages, $3.99.

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #251

Written and art by various, cover by Richard Corben.

The triumphant return of the #1 filmmonster magazine, now in full color and packed with more features than you can shake a death rattle at! Go behind the scenes of upcoming features Predators and Resident Evil: Afterlife, as well as the third season of True Blood! Explore horror cinema's history with our look at the career of cinematographer/director, Karl Freund! Chat with one of the all-time literary greats in our exclusive interview with Ray Bradbury… and enjoy a new, never-before-published Bradbury short story! Celebrate the life of FM's beloved Forrest J Ackerman in a very special memorial! All of this and more wrapped up in a phenomenal cover by Richard Corben. Ask your retailer how to get the ultra-rare variant cover by the legendary William Stout!

128 pages, $12.95.

TRANSFORMERS #9

Written by Mike Costa, art by Guido Guidi, covers by Don Figueroa, Guidi.

"International Incident," Part 1: After MEGATRON left Earth three years ago, DECEPTICONS all over the globe were left stranded and leaderless. It was only a matter of time before an insane international despot assembled a bunch of them together to serve as a living Weapon of Mass Destruction, setting off the most action-packed TRANSFORMERS storyline in years, with art by fan-favorite Guido Guidi.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: IRONHIDE #3

Written by Mike Costa, art by Casey Coller, covers by Marcelo Matere, Coller.

He's been stranded on a deserted Cybertron, but IRONHIDE is about to meet the only two other functioning AUTOBOTS on the planet. One is an old friend in dire need of help, and the other is a legendary character making his IDW debut. Mike Costa and Casey Coller reveal why exactly IRONHIDE--and his death--were so important to the future of Cybertron.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: NEFARIOUS #5

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

The full scope and scale of The Initiative's grand plan--some eighty years in the making--is revealed, and the pooling of AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON forces may just be too little too late. Armed with his very own Allspark, Carter Newell has nothing less than total annihilation on his mind!

32 pages, $3.99.

CLASSIC TRANSFORMERS, VOL. 6

Written by Simon Furman, Bob Budiansky, Ralph Macchio, art by Andrew Wildman, Geoff Senior, Frank Springer, Don Perlin.

This volume of Classic Transformers concludes the original continuity, with issues #75–80! Also included is the four-part Headmasters story written by Bob Budiansky, and the original three-part Transformers Movie Adaptation written by Ralph Macchio.

364 pages, $19.99.

TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE

Written by Zander Cannon, art by Chee, cover by Chee.

IDW presents the first-ever BUMBLEBEE solo tale. BUMBLEBEE finds himself leading a group that believes him to be unprepared for the job. An opportunity to radically improve the AUTOBOTS reputation arises and he accepts, despite his reservations, embarking on a clandestine mission for the human military to find and disable all remaining rogue robots.

112 pages, $17.99.

G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #156

Written by Larry Hama, art by Agustin Padilla, covers by Padilla, Rod Whigham.

The '80s live on in this all-new series that spins out of the Free Comic Book Day issue 155-1/2 and hearkens back to the beloved JOE comics from your childhood! Larry Hama returns to script Real American Hero even as COBRA wins the bid to provide internal security for a terrorist-beleaguered USA. First order of business: put out a secret assassination order on the disbanded G.I. Joes. SNAKE EYES isn't taking it lying down and overreacts maybe just a tiny bit...

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: HEARTS AND MINDS #3

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

From Max Brooks, New York Times best-selling author of WORLD WAR Z and masterful artists Howard Chaykin and Antonio Fuso comes the next generation of G.I. JOE and COBRA.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: COBRA #6

Written by Mike Costa, Christos N. Gage, art by Sergia Carrera, J.K. Woodward, covers by Ben Templesmith, Antonio Fuso (c)

Arise, Serpentor... ARISE! In our last issue, you met the charismatic, fearsome, magnetic cult leader known as Serpentor. Now learn how he came to be what he is today... both the fantastic story his followers subscribe to, and the not-quite-as-godlike, yet no less terrifying, truth. The series delivers its boldest, most shocking story yet!

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE #20

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

Ripcord joins the series as he leads Scarlett and a team of Fobbits on a jump to a faraway tropical island. But it's no day at the beach because COBRA owns this little slice of paradise and means to keep it. Also, Shipwreck and his crew of pirates in action against the Dreadnaught; COBRA's gigantic submarine-cruiser. It's a perfect storm of action and suspense!

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: ORIGINS #17

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Alex Cal(, covers by Tom Feister, Cal.

The Origin of Zartan, Part 2: The twisted origin of COBRA's man of a thousand identities continues as Zartan is trained in the ways of death and disguise by his COBRA masters. But perhaps he knows far more than they. A deadly game begins; a game where only Zartan knows the rules. A glimpse inside COBRA and their evil schemes to manipulate world events from the shadows.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE, VOL. 3

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Robert Atkins, Joe Suitor, cover by Atkins.

Lost in an Incan ruin, Beach Head and Tripwire have only their wits to help them survive the ruin itself and the mercenaries chasing them. Snake Eyes reunites with an old master to begin healing up after his fight with COBRA, and Destro finally brings the M.A.S.S. Device fully online--and that spells DOOM for the G.I. JOE team! Includes the HELIX one-shot.

152 pages, $19.99.

ANGEL #35

Written by Bill Willingham, Bill Williams, art by Elena Casagrande, David Messina, covers by Jenny Frison, David Messina.

Sometimes being a "chosen" one really sucks. Which is something Connor is about to find out when his little band of merry demon warrior women decide L.A. really needs to clean up its act. No human or supernatural thingie is safe from their swords. And not even Angel knows how to get them out of this mess.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: IMMORTALITY FOR DUMMIES HC

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

Willingham's first storyline on Angel: Immortality For Dummies takes us down the dark path of fame, testing old allegiances, and new friendships. When Angel goes missing, Connor steps in, and learns pretty quickly that being a hero is a lot harder than his dad makes it look.

132 pages, $24.99.

SPIKE: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW #2

Written by Bill Williams, art by Chris Cross, cover by Franco Urru. Spike and Eddie continue to butt heads, sometimes literally, as they try to figure out what to do about some baby Hellmouths, blood manufacturing, and oh yeah…world destruction.

32 pages, $3.99.

KILLING THE COBRA: CHINATOWN TROLLOP #3

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

Bestselling novelist Mario Acevedo gets ready to rock-and-roll when his characters, detective-vampire Felix Gomez and his lover, the beautiful Qian Ning, escape the mean streets of Hong Kong and return to San Francisco.  But the ruthless gangster Jiang Chow strikes back and even an undead war vet like Felix is astonished by the bloodbath.

32 pages, $3.99.

WITCH & WIZARD: THE BATTLE FOR SHADOWLAND #3

Written by Dara Naraghi, art by Victor Santos, cover by Fabio Moon. Spinning out of James Patterson's #1 novel! In Shadowland, Wisty and the ghosts fight the New Order troops but are losing ground. Using her magic, she inadvertently redirects various portals away from Freeland, and towards other realms and winds up in some sort of a time loop! Meanwhile, The One explains to Whit that he wants control of Shadowland, and why!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE MURDER OF KING TUT #2

Written by James Patterson & Martin Dugard, Alexander Irvine, art by Christopher Mitten, Ron Randall, cover by Darwyn Cooke. In chapter two of this adaptation of best-selling author James Pattersons' hit, explore exotic Egyptian landscapes in the time of the Boy King, as we discover that as Queen Nefertiti fails to produce a son, her Pharaoh, Akhenaten sires one with a lowly concubine. We also follow a young Howard Carter, the 19th century discoverer, as he learns the archeology ropes which will eventually bring him to the greatest find of the 20th century: The Tomb of Tutankhamen and the clues to his mysterious death!

32 pages, $3.99.

RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE MAN WITH THE GETAWAY FACE--A PRELUDE TO THE OUTFIT

Written by Richard Stark and Darwyn Cooke, art and cover by Cooke.

Cooke's adaptation of The Hunter was one of the best-received and most popular graphic novels of 2009. A New York Times best-seller, it has appeared on over 50 "best of the year" lists. The second book, The Outfit, will debut in the fall, but IDW and Darwyn are presenting the first chapter here as a stand-alone preview comic. Priced at only $2.00, this is a full, 24-page story that offers new readers a perfect introduction to Richard Stark's classic crime novel anti-hero, as well as a great story that stands alone. As an added bonus to readers, this preview is a whopping 8" x 12."

24 page, $2.

STRANGE SCIENCE FANTASY #1

Written, art and cover by Scott Morse.

This tongue-in-cheek commentary is written and illustrated by award-winning creator Scott Morse. Each chapter is a seemingly stand-alone tale, grounded by insane landscapes and surprising characters. Take, for instance, this first installment's "Dawn of the Gearheads!," where hip hot-rodders take over a world gone crazy, DaddyO! Or the cinema-minded noir throw-back "The Projectionist." Strange Science Fantasy harkens back to the inspired pre-hero comics of the Golden Age! Issue 1 offers a full 28 pages of story and art plus a bonus 1-page Paul Pope strip!

32 pages, $3.99.

JURASSIC PARK #2

Written by Bob Schreck, art by Nate Van Dyke, covers by Tom Yeates, Arthur Adams.

Lex and Tim Murphy, the well-to-do grandchildren of dearly departed John Hammond, are all grown up and carrying on Hammond's legacy. While Lex is quelling a public outcry to re-open Jurassic Park, Tim is secretly helping create a new batch of kinder, gentler dinosaurs that are currently hatching in a secret location... until one leaves the nest and begins tearing up a small Texas town!

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO ANNUAL 2010

Written by Jonathan Davis, Al Davison, Matthew Dow Smith, Tony Lee, art by Kelly Yates, Davison, Smith, cover by Yates.

IDW's final Tenth Doctor story starts here! The TARDIS takes center stage in this oversized issue with stories by screenwriter Jonathan Davis and artist Kelly Yates, and writer/artists Al Davison and Matthew Dow Smith. Also included is a prelude to Final Sacrifice by series writer Tony Lee and artist Smith, continued in Doctor Who #13!

48 pages, $7.99.

DOCTOR WHO #13 5

Written by Tony Lee, art by Matthew Dow Smith, covers by Paul Grist and Smith.

Final Sacrifice, Part 1 of 4: On a war-ravaged alien world, the Doctor and Emily fight to save Matthew from the Advocate, while avoiding a planetwide civil war and a space-and-time misplaced Edwardian Torchwood, still hunting the Doctor since The Time Machination! Everything leads to this point--but who will die?

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS III #5

Written by Alan McKenzie, 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! Alan McKenzie and John Ridgway present the conclusion to "War Game" along with "Funhouse," featuring an all-new cover by Robert Hack and new colors by Charlie Kirchoff.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK MOVIE ADAPTATION #5

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

J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman 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 epic adventure as Kirk comes face to face with an older, wiser Spock... and meets a certain Scottish engineer for the first time. Includes scenes not in the original film!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: BURDEN OF KNOWLEDGE #2

Written by Scott & David Tipton, art by Federica Manfredi, cover by Joe Corroney.

When the Enterprise crew embarks on a mission of planetary First Contact, Captain Kirk finds a peaceful, idyllic society, one happily linked together by a global thought network--or so it appeared. When he discovers a bitter rebellion simmering beneath the surface, will he be able to follow the Prime Directive, or find himself compelled to get involved?

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: LEONARD MCCOY, FRONTIER DOCTOR #4

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

Our visit with the Doctor comes to an end with two titanic tales--first, Dr. McCoy must find a way to deal with a virus that just may be smarter than he is… and then a visit to an old friend finds Bones wrestling with a dilemma that cuts across the very heart of his Hippocratic Oath.

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE: FOOL'S GOLD

Written by Scott and David Tipton, art by Fabio Montovani, The Sharp Bros. covers by Sharp Bros.

Captain Sisko and the crew of Deep Space Nine make their triumphant return to comics! When the station begins to be overrun by thieves, treasure-seekers, bounty-hunters, and other assorted ne'er-do-wells, Major Kira and Constable Odo must find out why. Can they get to the bottom of it before the station's new visitors bring things to a boiling point?

104 pages, $17.99.

MGM DRIVE-IN THEATER: IT, THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE #1

Written by Dara Naraghi, art by Mark Dos Santos, cover by Steve Mannion.

MGM Drive-In Theater launches with the first of three special series updating classic sci-fi flicks! Here, It, the Terror From Beyond Space is retooled as a retro-1950s alien adventure. Returning from a rescue mission to Mars, the spaceship Challenge 142 carries the only survivor of the first expedition who is now suspected of killing his crew for their lifesaving rations. Until something starts moving in the cargo bay…

32 pages, $3.99.

MYSTERY SOCIETY #2

Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Fiona Staples.

The Mystery Society are the husband and wife quasi-celebrity team, Nick Hammond and Anastasia Collins, who spend their time, and substantial cash flow, exacting justice and starting trouble in the darkest recesses of the world's least favorite places to be--where everything seems to go bump in the night! This issue, the Mystery Society grows to five with the addition of Secret Skull, but the celebrity spotlight fades quickly for the team when the rescue of Atomic-Age sisters from Area 51 takes a deadly turn. 

32 pages, $3.99.

YOURS TRULY, JACK THE RIPPER #2

Written by Robert Bloch, Joe R. Lansdale & John L. Lansdale, art and cover by Kevin Colden.

In part two of the three-issue retelling of Robert Bloch's classic tale of terror, Hollis and Jenny close in on their search for the Ripper even as he draws them into his own horrific web of murders. By award-winning writer Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale and Eisner-nominated artist Kevin Colden.

32 pages, $3.99.

LOCKE & KEY: CROWN OF SHADOWS HC

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

The third storyline in the series by Joe Hill (Horns) and Gabriel Rodriguez. The dead plot against the living, the darkness closes in on Keyhouse, and a woman is shattered beyond repair, in the third storyline of the series. Dodge continues his relentless quest to find the key to the black door, and raises an army of shadows to wipe out anyone who might get in his way. Surrounded and outnumbered, the Locke children find themselves fighting a desperate battle, all alone, in a world where the night itself has become their enemy.

152 pages, $24.99.

WIRE HANGERS #3

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

Hard-rockin' musician, Alan Robert (of the metal-crossover band, Life of Agony), gets down and dirty in issue #3 of his Wire Hangers miniseries! Evidence is piling up against Cypra, and the NYPD are close to locking up the Suicide King Killer for good. But, do they have the wrong man in their sights?

32 pages, $3.99.

BRAM STOKER'S DEATH SHIP #3

Written by Gary Gerani, art by Stuart Sayger, cover by Cliff Nielsen. As her captain struggles with the horrible reality unfolding before him, the crew of the Russian sea vessel--the Demeter--is slowly and methodically being taken from her decks in wee hours of the night by a terrifying stowaway! Expanding on the greatest vampire story ever written, Bram Stoker's Death Ship chronicles the frightening ocean voyage from Transylvania to England as the Demeter unknowingly transport the most evil of evils.

32 pages, $3.99.

PANTHEON #4

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

While the Titans gather their forces, Zeus and his band of heroes, both Olympian and human, must face off against some of the most feared creatures in history: Medusa and the Gorgons! And, what, exactly, is Prometheus up to? Better yet, is he even sane?!

32 pages, $3.99.

ETERNAL DESCENT #3

Written by Llexi Leon, art by Jason Metcalf, covers by Metcalf, Santi Casas.

In a city where the music never stops, the show must go on... even when the frontman has been driven insane. Loki has turned his fell designs to new prey. With the help of guitar hero Gus G, Lyra and Sirian must race against time to save Apollo--and the rest of the band--from the dissonant call of the Damned. Guest starring Firewind.

32 pages, $3.99.

DRAGON AGE #3

Written by Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston, art by Mark Robinson, cover by Humberto Ramos.

Their family dead, Gleam and her brothers Agmo and Datlin strike out on the road to find the killers. But after magically healing her brother Agmo during a fight Gleam draws some unwanted attention, from the dwarf Minderel as well as a group of murderous blood demon disciples of the Man of Light!

32 pages, $3.99.

PILGRIM #3

Mark Ryan, art and cover by Mike Grell.

A ComicMix Production! The target: General Kilij Arzlan, wanted by the Hague on 47 counts of crimes against humanity. The method: Rudolf Hess's "Secret Magical Order" that, if completed, would have taken out Winston Churchill. The weapon: Helen, an entity created of pure mental energy! A story of espionage ripped from today's headlines!

32 pages, $3.99.

JON SABLE, FREELANCE OMNIBUS

Written, art and cover by Mike Grell.

The original stories of Mike Grell's Jon Sable, Freelance are re-presented in Omnibus format for a whole generation of new readers! Follow Sable as his for-hire exploits take him from New York City to the plains of Africa as his nose for intrigue, espionage and beautiful females entertains. Collects the first 16 issues of the classic series.

452 pages, $29.99.

STARSTRUCK #11

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

Bru and Galatia's escape from the Rec Station is impeded by the instant fame accorded them by the Rec Station News Service. Meanwhile, Ronnie's throwing a party to bring together the movers and shakers who have become a part of her private obsession, several of whom would like to see the gals dead. Shots are fired, bullets dodged, but who is kidnapping Galactic Girl Guides?

32 pages, $3.99.

WEEKLY WORLD NEWS, VOLUME 1

Written by Chris Ryall, art and cover by Alan Robinson.

Bat Boy! Ph.D. Ape! Manigator! UFO Alien! Ed Anger, the columnist who sits to the far right of the far right! These and many other tabloid newspaper staples from the Weekly World News are featured in their first-ever series, where they have to contend with the threat of… Chaos Cloud (as well as too many pop-culture gags to mention, but we try in the form of annotations in the back, anyway)! Also features an art gallery and original articles from the Weekly World News as additional bonus items!

104 pages, $17.99.

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT'S MUSIC BOX, VOL. 1

Written by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Scott Lobdell, art by Michael Gaydos, Casey Maloney, Adam Archer, Renae DeLiz, Dan Duncan, cover by Brian Miller. In this exciting new horror anthology in the vein of Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, series creator and megastar Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer) has enlisted two-time Wizard award-winning writer Scott Lobdell to help her tell pulse-pounding, fear inducing stories about a haunted music box and those it possesses!

120 pages, $19.99.

KILL SHAKESPEARE #3

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

It's never too late to join a classic! Dying is easy; comedy is hard… Hamlet's quest to track down the wizard Shakespeare takes an interesting turn with the entrance of the witty--yet mysterious--fool Falstaff.  Together they flee from the relentless assassins unleashed by Iago while Richard attempts to wrestle control from his rival Macbeth with the support of the alluring Lady Macbeth.  As Falstaff himself would declare, this issue features fights, frivolities, femme fatales, faeries, and fakeries, all forming one fantastic fable.

32 pages, $3.99.

DREAMLAND CHRONICLES BOOK 4

Written, art and cover by Scott Christian Sava.

In what has to be the most exciting chapter in the Award-Winning Dreamland Chronicles series... Book 4 brings us full circle as Nicole and Daniel are drawn into the magic and adventure of Dreamland for the first time. As millions of fans continue to read the Dreamland Chronicles online, Book 4 showcases the beautiful compilation of this gloriously illustrated series in stunning TPB.

300 pages, $19.99.

DEADWORLD CLASSIC, VOL. 1

Written by Stu Kerr, more, art and cover by Vince Locke.

At long last, the book that zombie fans have been clamoring for--the original Deadworld series as illustrated by Vince Locke. Out of print for over a decade, the early Deadworld helped to launch the zombie craze. In addition to the first seven issues of the original series, this first volume will be a collection of Vince Locke artwork including pinups, covers, design elements as well as the original eight-page Deadworld story drawn by Vince! See why Deadworld has become known as the "grand-daddy" of all zombie comics. With Deadworld signed for a feature film, with scripting by X-Men and Watchmen's David Hayter, now is your chance to get to the "meat of the story."

288 pages, black and white, $24.99.

THE ART OF DAVE DORMAN: ROLLING THUNDER

Written, art and cover by Davd Dorman.

Desperado is proud to present a retrospective volume devoted to the entire career of one of today's most popular science-fiction and comic artists, Dave Dorman. This book offers readers and fans a chance to witness his immense and phenomenal career from the early days to the present, offering glimpses of previously never-before-seen material from his files and sketchbooks, his enormously popular comic and science-fiction work, magazine and book illustrations, as well as beautifully reproduced images of his personal favorites with insights into his life and creative process. Also available as a numbered edition signed by Dorman!

256 pages, $49.99.

DRINK AND DRAW SOCIAL CLUB, VOL. 2

Written by Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Jeff Johnson, and Brad Vancata, cover by Dan Panosian.

Following up on the popularity of the ever-growing phenomenon known as Drink and Draw Social Club, Vol. 2 contains even more scribblings and scratchings. Featuring illustrations done strictly in bars and restaurants--the pints and pencil shavings make for good times and even better art.

112 pages, $29.99. (Limited edition, $49.99).

SAM KIETH SKETCHBOOK #2

Written, art and cover by Sam Kieth.

The second installment of the Sam Kieth Sketchbook series includes 48 more pages of never-before-seen art. Working in materials and mediums of all variety, see this look at Kieth's work culled from 25 years worth of notepads.

48 pages, $9.99.

X-9: SECRET AGENT CORRIGAN, VOL. 1

Written by Archie Goodwin, art by Al Williamson.

Al Williamson's run on Secret Agent Corrigan from 1967 to 1979 stands as one of the artistic highlights in the history of the American comic strip. Williamson's illustrious career included stints at EC Comics on their legendary science fiction titles, Star Wars, Flash Gordon, and Blade Runner. Archie Goodwin was one of the most acclaimed writers and editors to work in comics. He edited the groundbreaking Blazing Combat series for Warren Publications, as well as scores of other titles. His writing credits included Batman and the Eisner Award-winning Manhunter series.

288 pages, black and white, $49.99.

ARCHIE: PUREHEART THE POWERFUL

Written by Frank Doyle, Various, art by Bill Vigoda, various.

Archie: Pureheart the Powerful collects, at long last, the short-lived yet much-loved Archie superhero parody stories that first appeared during the "camp craze" of the mid 1960s. With the upcoming Archie Comics new Pureheart the Powerful series, IDW's reprint collection is the perfect way for fans to rediscover the original characters. This collection includes the original Archie as Pureheart comic books, as well as the early adventures that originally appeared in Life With Archie.

144 pages, $19.99.

BARNEY GOOGLE

Written and art by Billy DeBeck.

"Barney Google should stand beside Little Nemo, Krazy Kat and Pogo as one of the outstanding creations in comic strip history"--Brian Walker. Before there was Google the search engine there was Barney Google, with the goo-goo-googly eyes! This lovable comic strip character was brilliantly drawn in absorbing and hilarious stories by master draftsman Billy DeBeck. Barney gambled, hung with high-toned women and hillbillies, and played the horses! This strikingly designed hardbound book collects the most famous acclaimed adventures of Barney Google.

224 pages, $39.99.

FRITZI RITZ

Written and art by Ernie Bushmiller.

Written by The surreal and sweet Nancy comic strip character had an Aunt Fritzi--who in her heyday was very... Sexy! Fritzi Ritz leads off the exciting series, "The Good Girl Art Library," with a bang! Fritzi was famed for assuming pin-up type poses to delight both her fictional beaus and her avid real-life comic strip followers. But, the hotness drew the reader in for the gags, as each Fritzi Ritz strip is also a laugh riot. The revealing introduction has rare Bushmiller artwork and photos by Craig Yoe.

112 pages, $21.99.



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