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Written by Robert Rodriguez & Aaron Kaufman, art by Stuart Sayger, cover by Zach Howard.

This special #0 issue carves its story from Robert Rodriguez's upcoming "Grindhouse" flick, Machete! In this introductory issue, which will lead into an all-new series in December, Rodriguez himself, alongside producer Aaron Kaufman, pens the ultimate "Mexploitation" tale of revenge as we see what drew Machete to first pick up the blades...

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by David Tischman, Mariah Huehner, art by David Messina, cover by Messina, Joe Corroney. Eric's memory of the Inquisition causes a violent reaction among the locals trapped inside Merlotte's. It's another night of great fun for the vile spirit feeding off their raw emotions. But Sam's figured out a way to trick the Trickster, and, with Tara's help, he sets a trap. *2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Shane McCarthy, art and cover by Alex Milne.

What was it that caused one of the DECEPTICON's most ruthless soldiers to turn his back on them? And what ancient secret lies hidden deep within an alien planet? All this and more as the origin of the newest AUTOBOT, DRIFT, is finally revealed!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Shane McCarthy, art and cover by Alex Milne.

What is the secret behind DRIFT's startling rescuers? How is it they came to be on the isolated, desert planet and what does this have to do with DRIFT's future? As DRIFT uncovers answers, he's suddenly faced with a decision that could alter his life forever!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by John Barber, art by Joe Suitor, cover by Josh Nizzi.

At last--the secret history of the Transformers is finally revealed, through the multigenerational╩saga of the clandestine spy group code-named Sector7. Events in this series tie directly into all of the massive hit Transformers movies, but trust us when we say--there has never been a movie-tie in comic like this before! *2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Mike Costa, art by Guido Guidi, covers

by Don Figueroa, Guidi. International Incident, Part 3: It's Round 2 between AUTOBOTS and COMBATICONS as a wildcard enters the fight, while back in the States, Skywatch takes some extreme--even illegal--measures to even the odds. More gigantic fight scenes by Costa and Guidi!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Simon Furman, Nick Roche, art by E.J. Su, Nick Roche, Don Figueroa, Klaus Scherwinski, cover by Su.

The re-presentation of IDW's TRANSFORMERS Universe continues in volume 2 of TRANSFORMERS: THE IDW COLLECTION! Placed in "prime" reading order by TF Editor Andy Schmidt, and featuring front and back cover art by the legendary E.J. Su, you've never seen the TRANSFORMERS like this as the action flashes between CYBERTRON, Earth, and beyond! Includes Stormbringer #1đ4, Spotlights: SIXSHOT, ULTRA MAGNUS, KUP, and ESCALATION #1đ6.

369 pages, $49.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Larry Hama, art by Joe Benitez, cover by Tom Feister.

Larry Hama returns along with Joe Benitez and it's a SILENT ISSUE with SNAKE EYES!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Mike Costa, art and cover by Antonio Fuso.

Her name is Chameleon, and she is the JOE's newest recruit in COBRA II. Now we see the rest of her story--her recruitment, her first mission, and her mysterious connection to... well, you only THINK you know who we're talking about, as Mike Costa and Antonio Fuso attempt to outdo their previous, critically celebrated Special. This extra-length Special features an all-new G.I. Joe prose story from the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Cobra War prose anthology!

40 pages, $4.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Mike Costa, Christos N. Gage, art by Sergio Carrera, cover by Antonio Fuso.

Delve inside COBRA's brutal, punishing training methods as we learn what it takes to become a Range Viper under the supervision of the apex predator known as Skull Buster. If you fail your final exam, there are no make-ups... only a shallow grave. And if you pass... well, that just might be worse.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 22.

G.I. JOE #22

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Alex Cal, cover by Robert Atkins.

The JOES battle Mother Nature as a tidal wave threatens to sweep Scarlett, Ripcord and their strike team off an abandoned COBRA atoll. At the same time, Shipwreck, Cover Girl and the others have captured a COBRA weapon of mass destruction. But can they hold onto it? Action, mayhem, and post-nuclear consequences on the high seas!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Larry Hama, art by Agustin Padilla, cover by Padilla, Rod Whigham. The scattered JOES converge at their prearranged rally point and launch their last-ditch counterattack against the forces of COBRA. Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow face off, and only one of them walks away from the confrontation. Don't miss this issue!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

"We are the nameless, faceless legion, but once, we were human beings."--COBRA RECRUITS

"I destroy darkness. I create fire."--BLOWTORCH

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Brian Reed, art and cover by Agustin Padilla.

G.I. JOE thinks they've won the day, and stopped the rise of COBRA... but their battle is just beginning! COBRA's latest and most deadly plan takes frightening form in this latest JOE tale.

132 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Bill Willingham, Bill Williams, art by Elena Casagrande, cover by Jenny Frison. Soul-Eaters. Demon armies. Dusting limbs. Prophecies run amok. The Angel-verse is always a little bit strange. But with Connor's life in danger, Angel has to step up and take back his city. The only problem is that it may be too late.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Bill Williams, art by Chris Cross, cover by Franco Urru. Trading quips along with punches, Spike and Eddie Hope make a last desperate effort to save L.A. and stop some hostile demons from setting up shop with their baby Hellmouths. Which is all in a day's work until something goes horribly wrong.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by David Tischman, art and cover by Franco Urru.

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...

88 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

The mystery in Harlan Ellison's science-fiction classic deepens as Micah discovers something about the reality that he thought he knew... something that will forever change him and the world in which he lives!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


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

In this exciting comic-book adaption of best-selling author James Patterson's hit novel, we find archeologist Howard Carter rebounding from his Egyptian exile and on the verge of making the discovery of the century, the tomb of the boy king. Meanwhile, as Tut fails to produce an heir, the fates don't bode well for his longevity.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Bob Schreck, art by Nate Van Dyke, cover by Tom Yeates, Bernie Wrightson. Jurassic Park survivors Tim Murphy discovers the true identity to his secret "business" partner as his big sister, Lex, discovers who's been pilfering her commercial farmland as all hell breaks loose in Glen Rose, Texas. You want dinosaurs? You'll find 'em here!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

Final Sacrifice, Part 3 of 4: War! What is it good for?! As Torchwood faces off against Torchwood, The Doctor discovers the truth about Kol'Ne Wah and finds Matthew, while Emily and Hugh try to stop the world from rebooting! But what is the Advocate's terrible plan--and why are the fifth-dimensional Tef'Aree involved?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella, art by Nat Jones, cover by Jones.

A young man is betrayed, and finds himself in a desperate battle of man versus beast. Is the love of a maiden enough to keep him alive? Co-writers Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella, along with artist Nat Jones, weave a special tale filled with flame, fur, and ferocity in the upcoming one-shot, Kodiak.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Stuart Moore, art and cover by J. K. Woodward.

After the events of Talos (Which were detailed in the classic television two-parter, The Menagerie), Captain Christopher Pike and the crew of the Enterprise have been called back to Earth for a debriefing. Upon entering our solar system they are attacked by a suspicious spacecraft--could this episode somehow be linked to Talos... and what eventually awaits Captain Pike?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

After answering a call for help from a most unexpected source, Captain Kirk and the Enterprise return to the site of a previous mission, where they make a shocking discovery, one that may force James T. Kirk to make a decision like no other! It all comes together here!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 8.

5 DAYS TO DIE #1-5

Written by Andy Schmidt, art by Chee, covers by David Finch, Michael Avon Oeming, Ben Templesmith, Gabriele Dell'Otto, Pablo Raimondi.

Ray Crisara, a tough cop who's survived a terrible car accident, discovers his wife is dead and his daughter in critical condition. Believing this was a planned hit by the city's drug lord he's been pursuing, Ray's brain injury leaves him five days before he dies to track the killer or be there for his little girl... Ray's clock is ticking.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29.


Written by Peter S. Beagle, Peter Gills, art by Renae DeLiz, Ray Dillon, cover by DeLiz, Frank Stockton. As the threat of the terrifying and mysterious Red Bull looms, so does the dark and foreboding castle of King Haggard, the keeper of the bull. The Unicorn, the magician Schmendrick, and Molly brave ahead until they are forced to defend the unicorn from certain death. But Schmendrick's solution may make her wish she hadn't survived at any cost.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

Hamlet strikes out on his own, away from both Prodigal leader Juliet and Richard's lieutenant Iago. But is the Prince of Denmark delivering himself into even greater danger?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

After being framed for murder by the government, Nick and Anastasia are forced to abandon their home for a new, secret headquarters. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, new team members Secret Skull and the robot Verne are hot on the trail of the thief who stole the skull of Edgar Allan Poe!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


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

A dark chapter unravels. As Lyra Constance attempts to unlock the secrets of her past and present, a rupture in time expands. A mysterious figure appears to warn Sirian of greater dangers ahead, and Wayne Static takes to the skies, hell-bent on raining down his own brand of heavy-metal thunder.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written, art and cover by Scott Morse. Written and illustrated by award-winning talent, Scott Morse, features a tale grounded only by bizarre landscapes and "off the wall" characters. Exploring "pop-culture as religion", this issue we discover the mysterious stalker in the shadow world of cinematic icons; THE PROJECTIONIST! Plus: an all-new one-page tale by Paul Pope!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

This retro-1950s saga follows the harrowing tale of the spaceship Challenge 142 as it carries the only survivor of an earlier failed expedition who is suspected of killing his crew for their lifesaving rations. Traveling Earthbound... they discover a hungry man-eating creature that is killing the crew one member at a time...

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

Captured by the templars and revealed to be a mage, Gleam finds herself bound for the Circle Tower, the last place a wielder of magic would want to go. But templars aren't the only danger in the woods, as Gleam must confront a monstrous spider whose venom can kill in an instant!

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Peter Milligan, art and cover by Dexter Soy.

Based on the smash-hot EA videogame, follow ex-Army Rangers Salem and Rios as they form their own Private Military Corporation: Trans World Operations. But the pair get more than they bargained for as they are unexpectedly caught in a brewing war between the Mexican Army, drug cartels, and The Maras--one of the most powerful street gangs in Mexico!

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


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

A ComicMix Production! After Harkness's horrific flaming death, the weaponized Ebola Virus arrives at London's Heathrow Airport--and the United States is next! The ParaPsite team has to go back into action, now fortified with gravity-defying help.. but a deadly psychic ambush awaits. Artist Mike Grell and writer/actor Mark Ryan continue their fact-based psychic action thriller!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


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

Cookie, Puddy and Bru blast off for Rec 97 to save their stolen ship--which they claim--only to be plunged down a shaft and into a strange and frightening Girl Guide initiation rite. They escape with their lives, though their dignity takes a thumping! The final issue of this landmark re-presentation of the classic series!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

Dayglo & Martin give us a completely new take on Tank Girl--grittier, bloodier, and weirder than ever before. "The Royal Escape" finds Tank Girl and her team stranded on the outskirts of a city they have just destroyed, as an immense and vengeful army approaches. Not recommended for children, the elderly, or wussies.

104 pages, $17.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

He's been the city's greatest champion, battling tirelessly to keep us safe from harm. But what could spell the end for Lone Justice? What could destroy the hero of the century? In the days of the Great Depression, a man born to wealth and power finds himself fighting injured and disillusioned against evil, authority, and the law. When a man loses everything he discovers what he stands for. A violent, gut-wrenching tale for our time!

264 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written and art by Chic Young.

Celebrating Blondie's 80th anniversary, IDW's Library of American Comics presents Blondie like you've never seen her before. This book collects the early strips by Chic Young for the first time ever, beginning with the first ones from October 1930. Blondie Boopadoop is a light-headed flapper who meets Dagwood Bumstead, the heir to a wealthy, high society fortune. Dagwood's parents are aghast and refuse him permission to marry the blonde, but their son is in love. He and Blondie hatch a scheme--the voracious Dagwood goes on a hunger strike for 28 days, 7 hours, 8 minutes and 22 seconds. This first volume chronicles the amazing and hilarious courtship, and concludes with the spectacular wedding in February 1933!

280 pages, $49.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written and art by Bud Sagendorf.

There are three genius incarnations of Popeye, the comic strip by E.C. Segar, the animations by Max Fleischer, and--unknown to many--the brilliant 1940s and '50s comic book stories by Bud Sagendorf! Comics historian Craig Yoe collects and beautifully packages the best of the best of Sagendorf's thrilling and roll-on-the-floor laughing tales. See the Sea Hag, Bluto, and, of course, Olive Oyl, Wimpy, and Sweepea join Popeye in exciting adventures--and brilliant comic book stories. Sagendorf worked as Popeye's creator Segar for many years, learning all the craft, soaking in the zaniness and the uniqueness that is the One-eyed Sailor. Sagendorf penned these tales with love and skill--even adding some of his own unique characters.

176 pages, $29.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written, art and cover by Jim Starlin.

Desperado and IDW present a retrospective volume devoted to the career of one of the most popular comic book artists of the last 35 years, Jim Starlin. Covering everything from his humble beginnings to his rise as one of the industry's top creative talents, this book follows the journey of one of the industry's most fascinating talents. From Captain Marvel to Warlock to Dreadstar to Thanos, this oversized volume will have something for every fan of comic book history and art.

312 pages, $49.99, in stores on Sept. 29 (Signed and numbered limited edition, $79.99).


Written by Christopher Irving and Dean Haspiel, art and cover by Haspiel.

Graphic NYC Presents: Dean Haspiel--The Early Years gives the╩low-down on the revolutionary indie artist, from his salad days working╩for Howard Chaykin on American Flagg! to his digital days spearheading╩the ACT-I-VATE Web collective. The creators of╩, Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner, bring╩you Dino's early Billy Dogma and semi-autobio comics presented against╩the framework of Irving's essays and Kushner and Ryan Roman's╩photography. Along with a color section, this trade also features a╩never-before seen Billy Dogma story and artwork, all selected by Dean╩himself. Enjoy 192 pages of Dino's aggro-moxie in this sexy, black-and-white trade with a 16-page color section, the first of a new series by Graphic NYC!

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Gary Gerani, art by Steve Chorney.

For the first Fantastic Press offering, it's horror against horror in the ultimate scary movie match-up. Screenwriter/film historian Gary Gerani (Pumpkinhead) presents and evaluates the cinema's most celebrated shockers, from silent classics to today's gleefully audacious gorefests. This super-colorful overview contains over 600 rare visuals, and features a brand new introduction by celebrated horror movie director Roger Corman (three of his groundbreaking horror films are among our Top100...can you guess which ones?).

192 pages, $24.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


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

An untold story from Dracula, 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 life form 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...

104 pages, $17.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Jacob and Wilheim Grimm, art and cover by Kevin Colden.

Often thought of as children's tales, the original stories from the Brothers Grimm are nothing of the sort. Dark, vindictive and full of hard-to-swallow life lessons, this collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales re-presents these lasting works with contemporary illustrations by Eisner Award-nominated artist Kevin Colden.

200 pages, $16.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Robert Bloch, Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale, art and cover by Kevin Colden. Psycho author Robert Bloch's seminal tale of the Ripper in then-contemporary times was originally published in Weird Tales in '43. Now it's getting adapted to comics for the first time ever.

104 pages, $17.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Paul Zbyszewski andBen Ross, art by Stephen Thompson and JK Woodward, cover by Woodward.

On one side we have Life Undead, the story of a New Orleans undercover narcotics cop that gets in too far over his head, by Paul Zbyszewski (writer and producer on the hit TV show LOST) and stunning graphics provided by Stephen Thompson. On the flipside is Belladonn -- a tale of the world's most beautiful and vicious assasion -- by Ben Ross and J. K. Woodward.

104 pages, $17.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Brea Grant and Zane Grant, art by Kyle Strahm, cover by Ben Templesmith.

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

104 pages, $17.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

Revisit artist Ben Templesmith's first solo creation! Earth is forever changed one dark summer night when tiny alien machines known as nanites drift down from outer space. They transform a normal human into a god-like being known as the Singularity, who drives the remnants of humanity underground and to the brink of extinction. Now Earth's only hope lies in the hands of a rag-tag group of "Specials" -- humans mysteriously immune to the nanites' destructive power. The odds are stacked against them, but will a defector from the other side grant them the edge they need to prevail?

104 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by various, art and cover by Stan Goldberg.

Reproduced from the original art to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction, the stories in this collection are from what is generally regarded as classic Archie artist Stan Goldberg's best periods. Each story was handpicked by Goldberg connoisseurs and has been re-colored to match the flavor of how it was originally published. Also features bonus pin-ups, photos and other material from Goldberg's own collection.

152 pages, $24.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written and art by Al Capp.

The big news in the second volume of the complete Li'l Abner is Al Capp's creation of the first Sadie Hawkins Day, in which the womenfolk chase the menfolk, and whosoever gets caught is brought to the altar before Marryin' Sam himself. Presenting the daily strips and color Sundays from 1937 and 1938.

272 pages, $49.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Ginjer Clarke, art by Diego Jourdan and Gaston Souto, cover by Jourdan.

Get ready for an amazing adventure as young Giorgio Casilli and his family set off on the journey of a lifetime: emigrating from Italy to America over 100 years ago! This book is full of action-packed panels, fascinating facts, and everything a young reader needs to be engaged while learning about Amazing True Stories.

64 pages, $6.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


Art by J. Scott Campbell.

J. Scott Campbell's first Fairy Tale Fantasies calendar was a smash hit, selling out in near-record time. This year, he's back with more ALL-NEW images of some of the most gorgeous and sexy female figures from fairy tales and children's books! We'll see some returning favorites, like The Little Mermaid, and some brand-new friends, like the Princess and the Pea--but each image will be published here for the very first time!

20 inches by 10 inches, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 29.

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