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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011

IDW PUBLISHING FOR MAY

THE ROCKETEER #1

Written by Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, John Cassaday , art by Mike Allred, John Cassaday, Michael Kaluta, Mike Mignola, Jim Silke, covers by Alex Ross, Dave Stevens.

The Rocketeer flies again! Dave Stevens unveiled the Rocketeer nearly 30 years ago to instant acclaim, and in all the years since that auspicious debut, respect for Daveís talent and his greatest creation have only continued to grow. Last year, IDW had the honor of releasing the complete Rocketeer saga in several editions, showcasing the work of this great artist as it was always meant to be seenócompletely remastered, with nearly every page scanned directly from the originals and recolored by Daveís hand-picked colorist. Today we are able to celebrate Daveís talent once again, with an all-new Rocketeer anthology miniseries written and drawn by some of the finest creators in comics, and with the full cooperation of the Stevens family. The first star-studded issue of The Rocketeer features a gorgeous cover by Alex Ross, and terrific stories by John Cassaday, Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, and Michael Kaluta, plus pin-ups by Mike Mignola and Jim Silke -- all paying tribute to the continued legacy of Rocketeer and Dave Stevens!

32 pages, $3.99.

COBRA #1

Written by Mike Costa, art by Antonio Fuso, covers by Zach Howard.

The "COBRA CIVIL WAR" begins in earnest! COBRA COMMANDER IS DEAD... long live COBRA Commander! The only problem is... there are NINE candidates for the job, and with each more treacherous than the last... who knows how long ANY of them will live?! The BARONESS kicks some tail, BLACKLIGHT battles Joe forces, and SERPENTOR has a secret that could mean the end of G.I. JOE as we know it!

32 pages, $3.99.

SNAKE EYES #1

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Robert Atkins & Agustin Padilla, cover by Zach Howard x 3.

A "COBRA CIVIL WAR" TIE-IN! The deadliest Joe in his own title at last! Seeking justice for the deaths of CENSORED, SNAKE EYES heads to the top of the world and the Himalayan fortress of Rajah Vikrim KHALLIKHAN -- a COBRA COMMANDER CANDIDATE! With only Agent Helix, Iceberg and Alpine by his side, Snake Eyes storms the miles-high refuge, confronting his most skilled foes: CENSORED & CENSORED!

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE #1

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Javier Saltares, cover by Zach Howard x 3.

The "COBRA CIVIL WAR" continues! A deadly competition within COBRA means trouble for the JOEs as they become the snake's primary targets. COBRA's new leader will be chosen through a TRIAL BY COMBAT and the score is tallied in BLOOD. The body count is rising and the JOEs don't even know the game has begun!

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #166

Written by Larry Hama, art by Ron Wagner, cover by Herb Trimpe, Ron Wagner.

With Snake Eyes back on the JOE side and Billy broken free of the grasp of Dr. Venom's insidious Brainwave Scannner, things seem to be looking up for G.I. JOE. But don't count COBRA out yet: they have a few more tricks up their sleeve! Featuring Ron Wagner on art, you can't afford to miss this incredible issue of G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: HEART OF DARKNESS #3

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning(w) • Ulises Farinas, cover by Farinas, Casey Coller.

"CHAOS" PRELUDE! We learn new truths about the TRANSFORMERS' ancient history -- truths that may lead to their ruin. GAVATRON and company gather arms and recruit major forces. With a raving lunatic leading the DECEPTICON forces -- absolute destruction is sure to follow. HoD leads directly into "CHAOS" -- the first-ever TRANSFORMERS event book from IDW!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS #19

Written by Mike Costa, art by Guido Guidi, cover by Marcelo Matere, Guido Guidi.

"CHAOS" PRELUDE! The situation on Earth continues to deteriorate while we shift focus to outer space where RODIMUS was last seen dead! A classic character returns as the things heat up and we begin our descent into "CHAOS" -- THE YEAR'S BIGGEST TRANSFORMERS EVENT! Don't miss "SPACE OPERA, Part 1!"

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: THE IDW COLLECTION, VOL. 4

Written by Simon Furman, Shane McCarthy, Andy Schmidt, Josh Van Reyk, Shaun Knowler, art by E.J. Su, Nick Roche, Dan Khanna, James Raiz, Alex Milne, Casey Coller, Marcelo Matere, cover by E.J. Su.

The re-presentation of IDW's TRANSFORMERS Universe continues in Volume 4! This collection includes the TRANSFORMERS series Maximun Dinobots and the four-part Drift story, as well as Spotlights: Cyclonus, Hardhead, Doubledealer, Sideswipe, Drift, Metroplex, and Jazz.

352 pages, black and white, $49.99.

TRANSFORMERS: FOUNDATION #4

Written by John Barber, art by Andrew Griffith, cover by Brian Rood.

On war-ravaged Cybertron, OPTIMUS PRIME finally finds himself face-to-face with MEGATRON... but if Prime carries through his plan, will he have crossed the line? Secrets are revealed as we make our last stop on the road to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: RISING STORM #4

Written by John Barber, art by Carlos Magno, cover by Brian Rood.

Just as OPTIMUS PRIME stands ready to score a decisive victory against STARSCREAM's army of Decepticons, MEGATRON's plan becomes clear -- and the Autobots are right where he wants them! This essential lead-in to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON comes to a head, as new characters are introduced... and familiar faces meet their final fate! 

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS 3: MOVIE ADAPTATION

Written by John Barber, art and cover by Jorge Jimenez Moreno.

TRANSFORMERS 3 is geared up to be the biggest blockbuster of the decade, and this beautifully illustrated adaptation of the story is the best place to live and re-live the adventure over and over! Join your favorite heroes: OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE as they face off against the most wretched villains: MEGATRON and STARSCREAM and thrill at the new adventure that will have people talking for years to come!

104 pages,

TRANSFORMERS: FOUNDATION          

Written by John Barber, art and cover by Andrew Griffith.

Did you ever wonder how the rivalry between OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON began? What set these two friends off on such a climactic collision course? TRANSFORMERS: Foundation is the answer. Unlock the most hidden secrets of Cybertron and witness the dawn of the most bitter rivalry in the galaxy!    

104 pages, $17.99.

TRANSFORMERS: FOUNDATION TRANSFORMERS: RISING STORM

Written by John Barber, art by Carlos Magno (a & c)

Leading right into the mega-events of TRANSFORMERS 3, RISING STORM sets the stage for the biggest, boldest threat to both Earth and Cybertron yet! Join OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE on their quest to stop the dark forces on the rise!

104 pages, $17.99.

100 PENNY PRESS: THE ROCKETEER #1

Written, art and cover by Dave Stevens.

Celebrate the launch of the all-new Rocketeer anthology with this value-priced look at the classic material by Dave Stevens, as fully remastered and recolored by Eisner-winner Laura Martin! This material would cost much more in the back-issue bin and not look half as nice!

32 pages, $1.

100 PENNY PRESS: 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #1

Written by Steve Niles, art by Ben Templesmith, cover by Ashley Wood.

A single dollar will get you the original tale of vampiric terror that started it all off! 30 Days of Night put IDW on the comics-publishing map and established Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith as creative forces to be reckoned with. Now, you can return to Barrow, or visit it for the first time, as the sun goes down on the remote Alaskan town... and then check out the next page for the latest bloody happenings in the 30 Days world!

32 pages, $1.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: NIGHT, AGAIN #1

Written by Joe Lansdale, art and cover by Sam Kieth.

Fleeing the site of a secondary vampire infestation in the cold, wilds of Alaska, a band of survivors arrive at a climate change facility during the final days of a long period of extended daylight. The inhabitants of the research compound are trying to determine the nature of a strange object found in the ice when the survivors arrive, leading to a frightening and bloody confrontation between humans and vampires and an odd and unexpected guest!

32 pages, $3.99.

GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #3

Written by Eric Powell & Tracy Marsh, art by Phil Hester, cover by Eric Powell, Jeff Zornow.

Godzilla, Rodan, and Anguirus continue their devastation, and the worldwide media begins to chime in. As people around the globe suffer, celebrities band together to save the monsters from human counterattack, and the president is criticized for being "soft on monsters." Meanwhile... a mysterious giant egg washes ashore in France. And what's with those creepy little twin girls?

32 pages, $3.99.

JOHN BYRNE'S NEXT MEN #6

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

The American Civil War grinds to its grim conclusion, with one last act to be written in blood across the pages of history. But what if someone from the future had prior knowledge of that act? And took steps to prevent it? And what if that someone was Tony Murcheson?

32 pages, $3.99.

KILL SHAKESPEARE #11

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

With one trusted friend dead and the Prodigal army in pieces, Hamlet must plunge back into the Globe Woods. But even if he survives this second trip into the mouth of madness, can Shakespeare's fabled quill stop the horrific combined might of Richard III, the Black Guard, and Lady Macbeth's foul magic?

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL YEARBOOK

Written by Brian Lynch, Peter David, Scott Tipton, Jeff Mariotte, more, art by Urru, Runge, Mooney, Casagrande, Frison, more, cover by Jenny Frison, David Messina.

IDW's final farewell to the Angelverse is full of the creators who have been telling stories about the vampire with a soul from the very beginning. Each tale will be a farewell from the writers and artists who have known him best.

48 pages, $7.99.

SPIKE #8

Written by Brian Lynch, art by Franco Urru, cover by Urru, Nick Runge.

IDW's last Spike issue! Tears! Terror! Will Spike be able to put his demons to rest (figuratively and literally), or will this final challenge be "the end" of our favorite vampire, poet, lover, and friend? Hint: It won't.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANGEL: ILLYRIA: HAUNTED

Written by Scott Tipton and Mariah Huehner, art by Elena Casgrande, cover by Jenny Frison.

Ancient. Alien. Illyria. Resurrected into the body of Fred Burkle (and burning all that she was in the process), Illyria remains one of the most mysterious creatures in the Angel-verse. But when she seeks out answers to her existence, she must make her way back to the Deeper Well, and confront her own demons, old and new.

104 pages, $17.99.

TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED LOVE #4

Written by Marc Andreyko & Michael McMillian , art by Joe Corroney, cover by Jenny Frison, J. Scott Campbell.

The second True Blood story-arc ramps up to vampire speed! Eric and Sookie make a surprise visit to the Tru Blood bottling plant on their quest to discover the truth behind the contaminated bottles! Back in Bon Temps, Jessica's rampage takes her to Bon Temps High with a thirst for revenge. Did we mention it's Prom Night?!

32 pages, $3.99.

ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS: UNDERCITY #2

Written by Chris Ryall, art by Mark Torres, cover by Torres, Garry Brown.

The zombie plague has overrun the world above, so a band of survivors has gone underground. Meanwhile, Rev. Ironwood, one of the chosen survivors, has elected to remain above and, with the help of his fleet of Godbots, help usher in the Rapture. But neither plan above or below goes as expected. If it didn't, this wouldn't be the world of ZvR!

32 pages, $3.99.

SUICIDE GIRLS #3

Written by Brea Grant, art by David Hahn, cover by Cameron Stewart.

As the SuicideGirls get closer to finding the missing girls, their archenemy, the Way of Life organization, amps up their attacks. Meanwhile, Frank and Sana have it out over what's really going on and an SG close to them is put in mortal danger.

32 pages, $3.99.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #7

Written by John Rogers, art by Denis Medri, covers by Tyler Walpole, Medri.

The origin of Fell's Four is so huge, it's grown to two issues! While stranded in the Feywild, Adric recounts for Tisha how Fell's Four was born -- and almost died the very same day. Join us as John Rogers brings us a new chapter in these thrilling adventures of swords and sorcery.

32 pages, $3.99.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: DARK SUN #5

Written by Alex Irvine, art by Peter Bergting, cover by Michael Stribling.

The post-apocalyptic DUNGEONS & DRAGONS setting's first-ever comic concludes! Beneath a crimson sun lie wastelands of majestic desolation and cities of cruel splendor where life hangs by a thread. Welcome to Athas! In Part 5 of "Ianto's Tomb," Grudvik and Aki -- along with Veiled Alliance preservers -- have made it to their destination, but will they get what they want and will they survive the experience?

32 pages, $3.99.

LOVE AND CAPES: EVER AFTER #4

Written, art and cover by Thom Zahler.

The continuing adventures of comicdom's favorite super-couple! The Crusader has faced many menaces in his career: the Fearleader, the Weather Witch, and, of course, the Evil Brain. But is he ready to face his toughest opponent yet: The United States Tax Code? It's a battle royale for the world's most powerful accountant.

32 pages, $3.99.

WYNONNA EARP: THE YETI WARS #1

Written by Beau Smith, art and cover by Enrique Villagran.

The tale of Wynonna Earp during the Yeti Wars is brought to the comics page in this four-part series.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO #5

Written by Tony Lee, art by Mark Buckingham, cover by Tommy Lee Edwards, photo.

En route for the World Cup final in 1966, the Doctor, Amy, and Rory find themselves in London a thousand years in the past! And Vikings and Saxons are fighting over who owns the land -- and Amy! Can Rory win his new wife back... in a penalty shootout?

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO: A FAIRYTALE LIFE #2

Written by Matt Sturges, art by Kelly Yates, cover by Mark Buckingham.

What's better: an ugly reality or beautiful fantasy? This is the question the Doctor is forced to confront in a medieval fantasy world where Amy finds herself reluctantly cast as a damsel in distress. Matt Sturges, Eisner Award-nominated writer of Jack of Fables, spins this yarn, featuring covers by Mark Buckingham of Miracleman and Fables fame.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS: SEVENTH DOCTOR #4

Written by Simon Furman, John Freeman, art by John Higgins, Lee Sullivan, cover by Robert Hack.

IDW's newly recolored reprints of classics Doctor Who tales continue with the Seventh Doctor! Follow the Doctor into space in "Keepsake" and "Planet of the Dead." Features an all-new cover by Robert Hack and new colors by Charlie Kirchoff.

32 pages, $3.99.

ARCHIE'S JOKE BOOK, VOL. 1: A CELEBRATION OF BOB MONTANA

Written by Various, art by Bob Montana and Friends, cover by Montana.

Archie's Joke Book was a wonderful showcase for the great Bob Montana to share his incredible comedic talents with readers. Each issue contained literally dozens of half-page and one-page stories, each featuring one or more of your favorite Riverdale characters: Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Moose and many more. This is a veritable cornucopia of delectable Archie goodness, featuring over 300 stories!

208 pages, $29.99.

WORMWOOD, VOL. 3 DEVIANT EDITION

Written, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

Just when Wormwood thought he could finally have that quiet drink without worrying about the world coming to an end, or a friend with a parasitic infection trying to kill him, The Brotherhood of the Calamari decide to crash the party. Since their last meeting, they've tracked him across the thousand million dimensional possibilities of existence -- and this time the entire Squideeverse is with them! Wormwood is going to learn the hard way he can't keep running from his problems as his oldest foe now threatens his favorite watering hole, Earth, with absorption into the Calamari group mind!

132 pages, $24.99.

DEVIL'S CONCUBINE

Written by Palle Schmidt, art and cover by Peter Snejbjerg.

Set in a large European city, The Devil's Concubine revolves around two cool, but not too clever, hitmen hired to retrieve a mysterious cooler by an unknown party. When the two hitmen accidentally shoot their contacts at the exchange without getting their money first, the mess really hits the fan. Chased by the police, a gang of dangerous Rastafarians, and an erratic crime boss out for their blood, the pair bluff and shoot their way through the seedy underworld on their way to the man who hired them, and toward their own destruction.

104 pages, $17.99.

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN'S DOORWAYS

Written by George R.R. Martin, art by Stefano Martino (a & c)

Doctor Thomas Mason had a regular life, with a regular job, and a regular girlfriend. Until one night, zapped from somewhere else, a mysterious young woman named Cat ends up in his E.R. Pursued by the government and twisted creatures from her own world, Cat inadvertently embroils Tom in her quest for freedom. A quest that takes him to alternative Earths he never imagined... and from which he may never return!

104 pages, $21.99.

BARKS' BEAR BOOK

Written and art by Carl Barks, cover by Jeff Smith.

Carl Barks tops the list of greatest comic book artists of many devoted fans around the world. He has often been called the Good Duck Artist by avid readers of all ages of his Disney Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics. Those Duck stories have been reprinted and loved again and again by the millions. But while the Duck oeuvre is easily obtainable, only a few elite fans have got rare glimpses of another fabulous alternate universe that Barks created around the classic animation characters Barney Bear and Benny Burro. Hidden in rare Golden-Age comics only Scrooge McDuck could afford are wonderful full-color fantasy and fun stories as only Barks could write and draw 'em! Collected for the first time in a deluxe hardcover full-color tome, all of these masterpieces have been meticulously restored. Barks' Bear Book is edited and designed by comics historian Craig Yoe.

220 pages, $34.99 (Signed edition, $150).

DOCTOR MACABRE

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

Got ghosts in your garage?! Tired of those pesky zombies roaming around your front lawn? Have no fear! Doc Macabre, the one-man supernatural sweeper-upper, is here! There's no job too big for Doc, who, with the aide of his right hand man, er... robot, Lloyd, will have you back resting in your lounge chair monster-free! (For a fee, of course!) Niles and Wrightson's latest opus begins here!

88 pages, $17.99.

GUTWRENCHER

Written by Shannon Eric Denton, Keith Giffen, Steve Niles, art and cover by Anthony Hightower/

In rural New England, a hiker is infected with an ancient curse days before his ten-year high school reunion. If his soul is pure he will be able to resist its bloodlust, it not... nothing will be able to stop him!

132 pages, $19.99.

THE ART OF AMANDA CONNER

Written, art and cover by Amanda Conner.

Desperado and IDW are proud to present this inaugural collection of one of comics' brightest and most popular talents in the field today. Her art has been called charming, inviting, friendly, and accessible, over a foundation of elegance, dynamic design, and personality, which can be found in every single panel of her work. Sought after by all the top writers in comics today -- including Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Mark Millar, Warren Ellis, and Jimmy Palmiotti. Amanda Conner, with her amazing modern and tasteful take on the classic pin-up, has paved the way for countless female artists in an industry predominately male-oriented.

200 pages, $24.99.

LI'L ABNER, VOL. 3

Written, art and cover by Al Capp.

IDW's The Library of American Comics invites you to (g-gulp!), (chuckle), (sigh!!), and (*moan*) like a real Dogpatcher at all the fun and excitement in Volume 3 of The Complete Li'l Abner! Enjoy breakneck comedy in these daily and full-color comic strips from 1939 and 1940, as Al Capp spoofs the movies Topper and The Grapes of Wrath -- sends Lonesome Polecat and Hairless Joe to New York, armed with a fresh batch of Kickapoo Joy Juice -- gets Adam Lazonga, the world's greatest lover, to give lessons in how to woo a gal "Dogpatch-style" -- and stages a battle for the ages as Mammy Yokum throws down against mean ol' Mother Ratfield! Eisner-winning editor and designer Dean Mullaney and writer Bruce Canwell continue to examine this slice of pure Americana.

272 pages, $49.99.





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