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THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010



Written by John Rogers, Alex Irvine, art by Andrea DiVito, Peter Bergting, covers by Paul Renaud, Wayne Reynolds.

Step into the world of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS! Take your first strides on a long and majestic adventure -- fight to stay alive -- fight for honor -- fight for glory!

In this special issue you'll get two stories introducing you to the upcoming D&D worlds, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content, too. All this leads up to the thrilling release of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #1 in November and a DARK SUN limited series in January.

24 pages, $1.


Written by Dara Naraghi, art by Victor Santos, cover by Fabio Moon.

Back at Garfunkle's, Whit finds a spell that might counteract the Breach Device being used by the New Order to try to destroy the resistance. Whit joins Wisty and the other kids on the rooftop in order to cast a "curse" spell that may help tip the odds in their favor. Heeding the call to arms, the young rebels encounter scores more troops entering Shadowland. As this huge battle rages on, the future of our heroes lies in the balance as this action-packed first adventure reaches its climax.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by James Patterson, Alexander Irvine, art by Christopher Mitten, Ron Randall, cover by Darwyn Cooke.

Archeologist Howard Carter is on hard times, being kicked out of the business while there are tantalizing rumors about the tomb of someone named Tutankhamun and a pharaoh buried in the Valley of Kings... meanwhile, we witness Tut's boyhood and deepening relationship with his sister, Ankhe...

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Alan Ball, David Tischman and Mariah Huehner, art by David Messina, covers by Messina, J. Scott Campbell.

Trapped inside the mystically-sealed Merlotte's by a soul-sucking spirit, psychic waitress and vampire girlfriend Sookie Stackhouse is forced to reveal her deepest, most shameful secret to save the lives of Bill and her friends. But will Sookie's shame be enough to satisfy the spirit, and does her story hold a surprise clue to the true cause of her parent's death? Our untold tale from the world of HBO's hit vampire series True Blood continues.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Mike Costa, art and cvoer by Guido Guidi.

"International Incident," Part 2: Spike and Optimus lead a covert team onto South Korean soil, but do they have a chance against a fully-armed platoon of Combaticons? Somebody's about to get their tail-pipe kicked in a big way. Costa and Guidi bring the pain with the biggest brawl yet in the Transformers ongoing title.

32 pages, $3.99.


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

Filled with destiny, purpose, and seven million years of Decepticon-whuppin' to catch up on, Ironhide goes out to meet the Swarm in an epic final confrontation. Casey Coller and Mike Costa deliver what is far and away the most action-packed issue of their careers, and the fate of Cybertron is changed forever.

32 pages, $3.99.


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

The fate of the entire planet teeters in the balance as OPTIMUS PRIME makes a fateful decision; a no-win scenario he never thought he'd have to face... again. Cover-to-cover searing battle action and truly epic stakes, the sequel to Revenge of the Fallen concludes -- and how!

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Nick Roche, James Roberts, art and cover by Roche.

The AUTOBOT special ops crew, THE WRECKERS, are sent to investigate Garrus-9, a prison that fell to the DECEPTICONS three years ago with no communication in or out since. Who's really behind the prison siege, and what dark secret awaits SPRINGER there? The answers to those questions will send this mission to the razors edge!

132 pages, $19.99.


Written by Chris Sarracini, Simon Furman, art by James Raiz, Guido Guidi, Don Figueroa, covers by Figueroa.

The DECEPTICONS, feeding off the energy of captured MINI-CONS, are about to begin a hostile takeover of the TRANSFORMERS' home planet, CYBERTRON. Do OPTIMUS PRIME and the heroic AUTOBOTS stand a chance of defending the planet against these super-powered villains? And will the MINI-CONS ever get their freedom back? The action is so explosive that the shock waves will shake not only CYBERTRON but even planet Earth right down to the core!

424 pages, $24.99.


Written by Bob Budiansky, Simon Furman, art by Various Artists, covers by Livio Ramondelli.

MEGATRON is the brutal and cunning leader of the DECEPTICONS. Locked in constant battle with the AUTOBOTS, MEGATRON seeks to win the war and claim CYBERTRON for himself. These tales, culled from his datatracks, contain his most ruthless and defining moments.

144 pages, $19.99.

G.I. JOE #21

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

Action at crush depth as Shipwreck and his crew board a massive COBRA submarine to take control. But the clock is ticking as a nuke set in a deep underwater trench could blow, killing them and dooming Scarlett and Ripcord. This special image and its incentive cover pay homage to the classic G.I. Joe #21 "silent issue" from yesteryear!

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Christos N. Gage, art by Sergio Carrera, covers by Antonio Fuso.

Because you demanded it...THE ORIGIN OF CROC MASTER! He dreams strange, green dreams, and the story of how this herpetophilic (look it up) misanthrope became the man he is and joined up with Cobra will make your skin crawl. Also: the IDW debut of yet another classic Cobra character you never thought you'd see again!

32 pages, $3.99.


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.


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

Relentless Cobra hit teams go after the disbanded and outlawed G.I. Joe team. The beleaguered Joes converge on their pre-set rallying point, determined to launch an organized counter-attack and bring the fight back to Cobra. Meanwhile, cohesion within Cobra ranks begins to deteriorate as Dr. Venom returns from the dead!

32 pages, $3.99.


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

"The Origin of Zartan," Part 3: The origin of the killer chameleon of COBRA concludes! Zartan is on the run from COBRA in the back alleys of a European metropolis. They must capture the elusive agent before he escapes forever. But Zartan has no intentions of letting COBRA off that easy. This three-part arc comes to its bloody conclusion.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Larry Hama, art by Marshall Rogers, Ron Wagner, Tony Salmons, MD Bright, cover by Jonboy Meyers.

Completely re-colored and re-mastered, and collected into trade paperback for the first time! The adventures of America's elite soldiers continue in issues #81–90 of G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO. Includes stories "Plots and Tracts," "Roadpig," "Assault on Castle Destro," "Recurring Themes," and more.

232 pages, $24.99.


Written by J.T. Krul, Marc Andreyko, Scott Beatty, art by Klaus Scherwinski, Ben Templesmith, Shannon Gallant, cover by Templesmith.

In this explosive volume, readers are treated to four powerful stories – one each about COBRA's baddest girl, the amnesiac Beach Head, the cold-blooded Snow Job and, of course, the first appearance of fan-favorite Ripcord! Each tale features insights and clues that lay the foundation for a long line of G.I. JOE stories to come.

132 pages, $19.99.


Written by Larry Hama, art by Various, cover by Robert Atkins.

Collecting the most heroic moments of G.I. JOE, this volume focuses on one of the JOE's most dependable, dedicated, and desirable operatives -- Scarlett!

148 pages, $19.99.


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

As the new arc begins, Bode Locke discovers a key that unlocks the world of tooth, fang, claw, and feather, in a story that leaves hundreds dead! Hundreds of birds, that is. No. Seriously.

32 pages, $3.99.


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

Welcome to Lovecraft, Mass, home of the acclaimed Locke & Key series! This is where it all began, and now, in this value-priced, extra-length edition of the first L&K issue, get the original 32-page story, as well as an 8-page recap of where the series as gone before as we unlock the latest, greatest chapter in the ongoing saga!

40 pages, $1.


Written by Harlan Ellison, art by Alan Robinson, cover by John K. Snyder III.

Harlan Ellison, one of the Grand Masters of science fiction and a multiple Hugo-, Nebula-, and Edgar Award-winner, returns to his roots with the graphic novel, Phoenix Without Ashes. The year is 2785, and Devon, a farmer banished for challenging his community's Elders, discovers a secret that changes everything he knew about the world, leading him on an adventure beyond his understanding and a quest to solve a mystery beyond his understanding before his entire world is destroyed in cataclysm.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Bill Willingham and Bill Williams, art by Elena Casagrande, cover by Jenny Frison.

When L.A. went to hell, everyone thought things couldn't get any worse. Well, they were dead wrong. Especially now that the new Big Bad is officially out for blood. Meanwhile the magical fall out from The Fall continues to get weirder, and Angel find himself with more enemies than you can wave a sharp wooden type thingy at.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Scott Tipton, art by Elena Casagrande (a & c)

IDW's series of adaptations of landmark Angel episodes continues with "A Hole in the World," one of the series' most heartbreaking episodes! Adapting both "A Hole in the World" and "Shells," this five-issue miniseries tells the tragic tale of how Illyria came to fight alongside Angel, and at what terrible cost.

120 pages, $19.99.


Written by Bill Williams, art by Chris Cross, cover by Franco Urru.

Reluctant teammates Spike and Eddie Hope are having a hell of time getting information out of the demon world about their newest nemesis and her agenda. They're also having a hard time not strangling each other. But a high stakes card game, some new Hellmouth problems, and a really big killer demon, could force them to have to get along in a hurry.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Jason Henderson, art by Greg Land, William Belk, Terry Pallot, cover by Tony Harris.

Dracula -- the world's most deadly terrorist -- controls blood itself and an army of thousands. To stop him, Ronnie Van Helsing must bring every Humvee, chopper, motorcycle, and machine gun she can muster. Wall-to-wall vampire/commando/zombie action with wraparound cover from Tony Harris. This new edition features a special appearance by Alex Van Helsing of the brand-new HarperTeen novel Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising!

156 pages, black and white, $14.99.


Written by Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci, Mike Johnson, Tim Jones,, art by David Messina (a & c)

The official comics adaptation of the blockbuster film STAR TREK comes to an epic conclusion in this mini-series presented by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman! Kirk, Spock and the crew of the Enterprise fight to save Earth from Vulcan's fate! Brought to you by the creative team behind the best-selling STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN, this series includes scenes not included in the original film!

32 pages, $3.99.


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

When the Enterprise arrives too late to save another starship in distress, all evidence of guilt points to a shocking source: a fellow Federation member! Can Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock prevent all-out war with the Tellarites? From the creative team behind SPOCK: REFLECTIONS!

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by David Tischman, Scott Tipton, DC Fontana, Derrick Chester, and more, art by David Messina, Gordon Purcell, Steve Conley, Leonard O'Grady, Sharp Bros., and more, cover by Sharp Bros.

Blast off with the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise on fantastic voyages through exciting worlds in this collection of Original Series era Star Trek comics. Collects Star Trek series Year Four, Enterprise Experiment, Klingons: Blood Will Tell, and The Original Series Alien Spotlights.

464 paages, $24.99.


Written by Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis, art by Renae De Liz, covers by Frank Stockton, Renae De Liz.

The unicorn and her newfound friend Schmendrick, the slightly hapless magician, continue their journey towards King Haggard's castle and the increasing threat of the seemingly omnipotent Red Bull. On the way they encounter a forest thief chieftain, his world weary wife, Molly, and the ghosts of a most mythic band of heroes.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Gary Gerani, art by Stuart Sayger, cover by Cliff Nielsen. The crew of the doomed sea vessel, the Demeter, are being killed like clockwork and the culprit is evil itself! Expanding on the greatest vampire story ever written, Bram Stoker's Death Ship, concludes this terrifying tale of the voyage from Transylvania to England. Now, with the crew's corpses scattered across the ocean, the ships' Captain is the only man left standing between this unholy thing in the cargo bay and its final destination.

32 pages, $3.99.


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

The action gets hyper-kinetic and bloody when detective-vampire Felix Gomez and his lover Qian Ning escape the carnage unleashed by the gangster Jiang Chow and his goons.  Felix retaliates and his victory turns hollow after Qian is taken hostage.  She's bait and Felix has no choice but to enter Jiang's trap.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Bob Schreck, art by Nate Van Dyke, covers by Tom Yeates, Paul Pope.

The unexplained cattle mutilations and missing farmers' count is fast increasing while, unbeknownst to the sheriff of a small Texas town, there's a real, live dinosaur on the loose! Now adults, Lex and Tim Murphy, grandchildren of dearly departed John Hammond are independently drawn to Glen Rose, Texas for what's gonna be one heck of a hoedown!

32 pages, $3.99.


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

Final Sacrifice, Part 2 of 4: Long live the Queen! As the war between the Soul Free and the Terror builds, the Doctor discovers who's really pulling the strings behind the scenes! And as "Mr. Finch" faces off against Emily, Alexander Hugh and the Edwardian Torchwood agents choose their own sides in the coming war...

32 pages, $3.99.


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, featuring the Sixth Doctor, concludes in this oversized issue with 32 pages of story! Alan McKenzie and John Ridgway present the stories of Kane, Abel, a Draconian, and penguin companion Frobisher, featuring an all-new cover by Robert Hack (Grant Morrison's Doctor Who) and new colors by Charlie Kirchoff.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Steve Niles, art by Fiona Staples, covers by Fiona Staples (c)

Now a six-member team, the Mystery Society are off on several missions at once, including: retrieving Edgar Allan Poe's stolen skull; fighting the government's fear/smear campaign to undermine MS's credibility; and staving off an all-out assault on their headquarters by arch nemesis, General Powell. With the help of Jules Verne, whose brain is now inside a robot, team leaders Nick Hammond and Anastasia Collins will be sure to live to see another day! We hope!

32 pages, $3.99.


Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

Written by It's the conclusion of John Byrne's ground-breaking series! Presented oversized and in their original color, the members of Project: Next Men begin to understand the role they play in Sathanas' master plan. The explosive ending will leave you on the edge of your seat, wishing/hoping Byrne will one day tell the rest of this exceptional saga. This final hardcover edition features an all-new cover by Byrne.

300 pages, $50.


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

In this concluding issue, even as Hollis and Jenny close in on the Ripper, he's preparing to make a final, lethal move to shake their pursuit once and for all! Robert Bloch's harrowing tale reaches its inevitable, horrifying finale!

32 pages, $3.99.


Written, art and cover by Scott Morse.

This all-new series explores "pop-culture as religion," where we find a society in which pulp fiction is elevated to the highest level of respect by a culture-bare world searching for hope in the only place available to them:  the "modern myth" Each issue features a tale grounded only by bizarre landscapes and "off the wall" characters. This issue... enter the iron-clad feudal space warrior: THE SHOGUNAUT! This issue, another special one-page back-up strip by Paul Pope!

32 pages, $3.99.


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

Musician Alan Robert (of the famed hard-rock/metal band Life of Agony) completes the final chapter of Wire Hangers with a bang and, er... a bloody mess! When there's nowhere left to turn and no one left to trust, abduction survivor, Anna Davis, approaches Detective Barillo for help. Fearing her friends are still in the hands of the Suicide King Killer, the two find their way inside "the Tombs" prison complex. What they uncover is far more disturbing than they ever could've imagined. Don't miss the big reveals in this twisted finale!

32 pages, $3.99.


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

Re-tooled as a retro-1950s alien adventure, we join the spaceship Challenge 142 returning from a rescue mission to Mars. It carries the only survivor of an earlier failed expedition who is suspected of killing his crew for their lifesaving rations. Now, as they travel Earthbound... they may be wrong about their prisoner, as something monstrous may have come on board the ship...

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Stephen Molnar, covers by The Sharp Brothers.

God vs. Titan! Zeus vs. Prometheus! It's a millenia old grudge match that comes to a head on the streets of Manhattan! But, is this simply a distraction allowing Ares to ingratiate himself with the other Titans or does the God of War have his own plan? The action-packed ending to the first book of the "Pantheon" saga is here!

32 pages, $3.99.


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

Gleam had always been careful to hide her magical abilities, but when her brother is injured in a fight she has no choice but to use her powers to save him in public. That draws the attention of the templars, and one knight in particular: Duty, who was once known as Sadatt -- her father. Will this reunion bring joy or death to both?

32 pages, $3.99.


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

"All in the Cards." Galatia and Bru blast off-station and The Dome's patrons take bets on their progress, as they run the Brigade gauntlet. Chasing the gals in a Brigade Tiger, the hapless Dwannyun accidentally shoots down Ronnie's agents, sending their captive, Erotica Ann, crashing into the station. Bru and the Cap escape the Brigade, but will they find the tracking device that Kalif has attached to their ship? The penultimate issue!

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Mark Ryan, art by Mike Grell (a & c) Successful in liberating the top-secret intelligence, the team has returned to base -- but who or what has returned to Primex with them? The good guys are getting harder to separate from the baddies, and that's a shame: now, people are marked for death! Artist Mike Grell (X-Men Forever, Jon Sable Freelance, The Warlord) and writer/actor Mark Ryan's (the Transformers movies, The Prestige, Robin of Sherwood) continuing their very contemporary assault on the headlines.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written, art and cover by Cliff Sterrett.

IDW's Library of American Comics launches its new oversized hardcover "Champagne Edition" series with what historians and critics consider one of the essential masterpieces of comic strip art, Cliff Sterrett's Polly and Her Pals. Polly and Her Pals: Complete Sunday Comics, 1925-1927 reproduces every one of Cliff Sterrett's dynamic full-color Sunday pages from 1925 to 1927 in a large 12" x 16" hardcover format so that it can be fully appreciated. The pages also include Sterrett's topper strips, Damon and Pythias and Dot and Dash. Edited by Dean Mullaney, the book contains the detailed background and biographical material that helped earn The Library of American Comics the prestigious Eisner Award. The cover design is by two-time Emmy winner Lorraine Turner, who teams up with Mullaney on the overall book design.

176 pages, $75.


Written, art and cover by Dick Briefer.

The first volume in Yoe Book's thrilling new series, "The Masters of Horror Comic Book Library," fittingly features the first and foremost maniacal monster of all time... Frankenstein! Dick Briefer is one of the seminal artists who worked with Will Eisner on some of the very first comic books. If you like the comic-book weirdness of cartoonists Fletcher Hanks, Basil Wolverton, and Boody Rogers, you're sure to thrill over Dick Briefer's creation of Frankenstein. The large-format book lovingly reproduces a monstrous number of stories from the original 1940s and '50s comic books. The stories are fascinatingly supplemented by an insightful introduction with rare photos of the artist, original art, letters from Dick Briefer, drawings by Alex Toth inspired by Briefer's Frankenstein -- and much more!

112 pages, $21.99.


Written by Tom Waltz, art and cover by Guiu Vilanova.

Detective Shane Collins is a good cop who has been brutally murdered. Given a second chance to seek vengeance against his killers, Shane's spirit walks the dark line between life and death, honor and betrayal, where nothing is as it seems, and the truth can hurt far worse than lies. In the haunting new original graphic novel from writer Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Sinner's Reward) and artist Guiu Vilanova (The A-Team: War Stories: Murdock), find out what happens... after the fire.

104 pages, $17.99.


Written by Michael San Giacomo, art by Andy Belanger, Sean McArdle, and Andy Finlayson, cover by Nathan Fairbairn.

An all-new adventure of the newspaper reporter with one simple superpower: invisibility. Jack's adversary has been around for a long time, the clues were right there in the first series. Now, he must battle The Nowhere Man, a villain with powers a hundred times greater than his own. Does Jack have what it takes to become a hero? In addition to the 66-page main story, the book features three new stories from Michael San Giacomo, author of Tales of the Starlight Drive-In, which was voted the "Best Graphic Novel of the Year" in the Comics Buyer's Guide 2009 Fan Awards.

112 pages, $19.99.


Written by Clive Barker, Kris Oprisko, art and cover by Gabriel Hernandez .

Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful round of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied... for a price. An all-new, digest-sized printing of the classic Clive Barker all-ages fantasy tale!

144 pages, $12.99.


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

Zombies vs Robots is back, retooled, and rarin' to go in this new oversize hardcover edition. Chris Ryall scripts, Ashley Wood provides the cover, and a cadre of new artists tackle three serialized tales: "Kampf," with art by Menton Matthews III, "Masques" by Paul McCaffrey, and "Zuvembies" by Gabriel Hernandez

104 pages, $24.99.


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

Enter Juliet... Pursued by deadly assassins, a threatened Hamlet and his witty defender Falstaff turn to the shadowy Prodigals for assistance. Who is the leader of these rebels? None other than Juliet Capulet, supported by the powerful warrior Othello. But they themselves have been followed and suddenly all must square off against Richard's men, the assassins, as well as an old friend...

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Amy Sparkes, art and cover by Benji Davies.

"Hodge the Hedgehog hogged the hedge; He didn't like to share. The other creatures thought him rude, But Hodge just didn't care." Hodge the Hedgehog wants the whole hedge for himself -- but the other animals in the forest think that Hodge needs to learn how to share! When everyone pitches in to teach Hodge a lesson about friendship, the results are downright silly -- and all the animals learn that sharing can save the day!

24 pages, $15.99.

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