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SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011

IDW PUBLISHING FOR JULY

WALTER SIMONSON'S THOR: ARTIST'S EDITION

Written, art and cover by Walter Simonson.

Last year, IDW Publishing released the inaugural Artist's Edition book, printing the entire Rocketeer saga by Dave Stevens from the original art and at the same size it was drawn. The book was a smash hit and quickly sold out.

This year, IDW Publishing, in cooperation with Marvel Comics, offers the second book in the series: Walter Simonson's Thor: Artist's Edition! This collection will present Thor 337-340 and 360-362 -- Simonson's first story, followed by one of his favorite arcs.

Thor #337 is one of the groundbreaking issues in modern comics, introducing the classic character, Beta Ray Bill. It was a runaway sellout when first released and it has only gained prominence with time. Simonson went on to write and draw approximately 40 issues of Thor and his legendary run on the title is an undisputed classic.

All the pages in the Artist's Edition were scanned from Simonson's personal original art to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction. While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art -- for instance, corrections and blue pencils. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

176 pages, black and white, $75.

JOE HILL'S THE CAPE #1

Written by Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella, art by Zach Howard, covers by Howard, Nelson Daniel.

A line has been crossed. After years of failure, Eric has finally found something he's good at, and is determined to let the world know. The follow-up to December's critically acclaimed, quickly sold-out one-shot, this new miniseries is again written by Jason Ciaramella and Joe Hill, with art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel. Explore your dark side. 

32 pages, $3.99.

DUKE NUKEM: GLORIOUS BASTARD #1

Written by Tom Waltz, art by Xermanico, covers by John K. Snyder III, Xermanico.

What do time-traveling Nazi UFOs, space pigs, and a hot French Resistance babe code-named the French Tickler have in common? They're all about to run head-on into Duke Nukem, and for some of them (the ones that don't look good in bikinis, that is), it's gonna end painfully. Video game legend Duke Nukem tears it up in his first comic book series!The King is finally back, baby, and he's bigger and badder than ever!

32 pages, $3.99.

CRAWL TO ME #1

Written by Alan Robert, art by Alan Robert, covers by Robert, Menton3, David Lupton.

Wire Hangers creator/hard-rock musician, Alan Robert, is back for blood with an all-new horror comic series, titled Crawl to Me. The story centers on Ryan, as he struggles to protect his family from what appears to be an evil entity living within their basement's crawl space. It is only after a series of violent events occur, when Ryan realizes he must set aside all he believes to be true in order to face his shocking and inevitable reality. This intense thriller will keep you guessing every step of the way.

32 pages, $3.99.

LOCKE & KEY: CROWN OF SHADOWS

Written by Joe Hill, art by 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 acclaimed 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, $19.99.

ROCKETEER ADVENTURES #3

Written by Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Ross, Ryan Sook, art by Tommy Lee Edwards, Ryan Sook, Bruce Timm, covers by Alex Ross, Dave Stevens.

The third rollicking issue of Rocketeer Adventures goes from high-spirited pulp adventures from a decidedly unexpected source, to the too-cool junior Rocketeer brigade -- plus another rollicking tale, and a couple of beautiful pin-ups -- it just doesn't get any better than this!

32 pages, $3.99.

DAVE STEVENS: THE COMPLETE SKETCHBOOK COLLECTION

Written, art and covers by Dave Stevens.

From the same people who brought you the Rocketeer Complete Adventures! For several years, Dave Stevens self-published four sketchbooks to sell at the San Diego Comic Con. These were very limited editions and are now highly sought-after collectibles. This volume collects the entire contents of those four sketchbooks, plus approximately 100 additional sketches that have never before been published. As with any sketchbook, the drawings in this volume are of varying stages of completion. They are a reminder that a piece of art is not full-born on the paper but rather is the product of hard work and sweat by the artist. These sketches, layouts, illustrations and portraits offer a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of Dave Stevens' tremendous facility with pencil, pen and brush, and how special a talent he was.

256 pages, black and white, $50.

G.I. JOE #3

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Javier Saltares, covers by Tom Feister, Saltares.

The Cobra Civil War roars on! General Hawk is hunted by a squad of desperate killers in the nation's capital! The Pit is under attack by Stormshadow and Zartan and mercy is NOT in their vocabulary. The contest to decide who will be Cobra Commander gets bloodier. Can the Joes survive?

32 pages, $3.99.

COBRA #3

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

Tomax has had a bad year. He lost his twin brother, the only person he ever cared about. Cobra considers him a basket case and he's been captured by G.I. Joe in a failed assassination attempt. But has losing Xamot broken him... or made him even more dangerous? Cobra's biggest wild-card gets played as the Cobra Civil War marches on.

32 pages, $3.99.

SNAKE EYES #3

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Robert Atkins, covers by Atkins, Agustin Padilla.

Snake Eyes captive! Will the death of the most dangerous Joe be the key to who assumes the role of Cobra Commander? Vikrim Khallikhan is betting it is. The COBRA CIVIL WAR builds toward its violent climax with Snake Eyes and Team Foxtrot trapped at the top of the world with a fortress of Vipers between them and survival.

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #168

Written by Larry Hama, art by S L Gallant, covers by Gallant, Herb Trimpe.

Trouble for G.I. Joe! As Firefly and Crystal Ball prepared their insidious operation to infiltrate a G.I. Joe stronghold located in the heart of the Chrysler building, an arctic Joe team was ambushed by Cobra and taken prisoner. But all is not lost: Blizzard evades the ambush and prepares to head in, guns a-blazing! This is one issue of G.I. Joe: Real American Hero you can't afford to miss!

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO, VOL. 2

Written by Larry Hama, art by S L Gallant, Gary Erskine , covers by Rod Whigam.

Excitement? Adventure? Military action? This wouldn't be G.I. JOE without ‘em! The battle between COBRA and G.I. JOE heats up, as their former comrade, DARK SNAKE EYES, is unleashed on the Joes. With STORM SHADOW on their side, though, they may still be able to turn the tables... Can the Joes beat back the COBRA offensive? Is STORM SHADOW really to be trusted? Will DARK SNAKE EYES be the end of G.I. JOE?!

132 pages, $19.99.

CLASSIC G.I. JOE, VOL. 12

Written by Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe, art by John Statema, Rod Whigham, Herb Trimpe, Andrew Wildman, covers by Jonboy Meyers .

CLASSIC G.I. JOE VOL. 12 continues the original run of A REAL AMERICAN HERO, featuring issues like "Probe and Feint," "Previous Agreement," "Counting Coup," and "Double Trouble." The JOEs land in Benzheen to square off against a massive force assembled by COBRA COMMANDER, DESTRO gets a bounty on his head, BARONESS is captured, enter the NINJA FORCE, and more great action remind how A Real American Hero is hard to match.

288 pages, $24.99.

TRANSFORMERS #21

Written by Mike Costa, art by Guido Guidi, Brendan Cahill, covers by Marcelo Matere, Cahill.

TRANSFORMERS goes bi-weekly! Two stories for the price of one, kicking off the "CHAOS" event!! In part one, Rodimus makes his triumphant return to Earth, and sets off the major events that will spin off into CHAOS. And in part two, Prowl begins his investigation... of Spike. This storyline will change TRANSFORMERS forever! No, really!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS #22

Written by James Roberts, art by Alex Milne, covers by Alex Milne.

"Chaos" really gets under way! Megatron: firebrand, tyrant, psychopath... prisoner? The Decepticons leader had the Autobots at his mercy -- and then surrendered. Optimus Prime tries to find out why in a story that spans four million years and features a cast of thousands. Events in this issue will forever change the way you look at the Transformers Universe...

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS, VOL. 3

Written by Mike Costa, art by Nick Roche, Don Figueroa, Alex Milne, covers by Nick Roche .

Hate. Power. Order. These are things that drive MEGATRON. These are his fuel. And revenge is his goal. After suffering a nearly fatal blow at the hands of the AUTOBOTS and the humans working together, MEGATRON is finally set to return. And this time, he's stronger, faster, and more invulnerable than ever before. Targeting his most hated foes, there are no more long speeches. No more games. No more warnings. Revenge comes quickly to the AUTOBOTS. And nothing will ever be the same again.

148 pages, $19.99.

INFESTATION, VOL. 1

Written by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Mike Raicht, art by David Messina, Nick Roche, Giovanni Timpano, covers by John K. Snyder III.

It begins here! The first-ever IDW event! Something goes horribly awry in the IDW universe: a dimensions-spanning zombie outbreak of epic proportions, which threatens to tear many of IDW's biggest realities asunder! Then, the infestation moves to the TRANSFORMERS universe, where buildings are falling, and the dead are rising! When Big-Bad GALVATRON crash lands on Earth, something ain't right. It's up to our 'Bots-in-blue to run to the rescue or... well... EVERYONE to fight off not just Galvatron, but the zombie horde spreading through Las Vegas! Next, the disease spreads to the G.I. JOE universe, when a robotic arm of unknown origin has been discovered and both the JOEs and COBRA race to discover its secrets. Little do the two sides know that the arm has its own agenda -- assimilating the world's military technology into the Infestation fold! A secret underwater COBRA base full of B.A.T.S. sounds like the perfect place to start!

132 pages, $19.99.

INFESTATION: OUTBREAK #2

Written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz, art by David Messina, covers by Messina, Davide Furno.

As CVO tries to rebuild itself, they must also contend with a full-scale alien invasion! Featuring characters and situations spinning out of Infestation, this issue also sees the return of Leticia and her grey alien Archibald from the pages of Groom Lake! This issue once again features an incentive cover by Groom Lake co-creator Ben Templesmith.

32 pages, $3.99.

ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS: UNDERCITY #4

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

It's the concluding issue of a ZvR miniseries, which usually means carnage on a mass scale! And this time, with the approaching Rapture and a mess of Mole Men running amok, this could be the worst ending of them all! But somewhere in the darkness, a metallic light just might be determined to salvage things…

32 pages, $3.99.

WORMWOOD: BINGO NIGHT IN VALHALLA #1

Written, art and cvoer by Ben Templesmith.

Ben Templesmith returns to the world of Wormwood with the undead detectives idea of a "vacation." Which naturally entails Nordic gods, nursing homes, Valkyrie property developers, and a surly unicorn, too!

32 pages, $3.99.

100 PENNY PRESS: WORMWOOD, GENTLEMAN CORPSE #1

Written, art and cover by Ben Templesmith.

Ben Templesmith, 30 Days of Night and Fell co-creator, brings his beloved creation Wormwood, Gentleman Corpse, back in an all-new miniseries this month. And for just a single dollar, you can also experience the first issue of Wormwood's initial miniseries and see just how the little corpse-possessing worm got his start.

32 pages, $1.

PARKER: THE MARTINI EDITION HC

Written, art and cover by Darwyn Cooke.

Darwyn Cooke's first two Parker books, The Hunter and The Outfit, are collected in a tremendous, special oversized hardcover edition -- with an additional 65 pages of Darwyn Cooke content -- including a BRAND NEW story and a beautiful slipcase!

Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter graphic novel debuted in July 2008 to instantaneous popular and critical acclaim. It made the New York Times best-seller list and won coveted Eisner and Harvey awards. The second graphic novel, The Outfit, was released last year and was met with similar response, and is currently under consideration for nominations in this year's awards season.

The Hunter and The Outfit tell the story of Parker, Richard Stark's classic anti-hero, as he returns to New York to settle the score with his wife and partner in crime after they betray him in a heist gone terribly wrong. After evening the field and reclaiming his prize, the Outfit decide to do some score settling of their own... and learn much too late that when you push a man like Parker, it had better be all the way to the grave.

This very special collection measures an impressive 9 x 13 inches and weighs in at 334 pages. Extras include an extended art gallery section as well as a brand-new 8-page Parker story by Darwyn Cooke, unique to this volume.

360 pages, $75.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: NIGHT, AGAIN #3

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

Refugee cannibals? Maruading vampires? Attacking, wild bears? A homicidal golem, asleep for ages yet read to rise once again, and out for blood? An unforgiving, icy tundra? Yes, all this insanity and more in this issue, all from twisted tale-spinners Joe Lansdale and Sam Kieth! Believe it… believe it all.

32 pages, $3.99.

EDGE OF DOOM

Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Kelley Jones.

Discover the true meaning of terror as fright-masters Steve Niles and Kelley Jones bring you five frightening tales of stark raving horror! In one tale we watch a very sad and lonely man reaching the end of his rope, only to discover he's in way deeper than he ever imagined. It seems there's an army of little demons in his garden and he's their next sacrifice… Or another, of brave space explorer left to roam a strange planet all-alone as a result of an engine malfunction, with his only companion, a weather droid. And yet another, as we witness a husband and wife who thought the toughest challenge before them was their impending divorce, until a terrible car "accident" makes them unwitting subjects in a bizarre scientific experiment.

120 pages, $19.99.

GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #5

Written by Eric Powell & Tracy Marsh, art by Victor Dos Santos, covers by Eric Powell, Jeff Zornow.

After last issue's momentous tussle of giants, it's now painfully clear that Armageddon has descended on the human race. The government's bungled attempts to thwart the giant monsters have left an infrastructure in ruin and a nomad society desperately struggling to survive. And also... giant monster fights! Destruction abounds in this issue of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, featuring new artist Victor Dos Santos!

32 pages, $3.99.

GODZILLA: GANGSTERS & GOLIATHS #2

Written by John Layman, art by Alberto Ponticelli, covers by James Stokoe, Ponticelli, .

Detective Makoto Sato returns from Monster Island and he's brought some unusual new friends. Heading straight to the corrupt Chief of Police, Sato makes it clear he'll bring justice to the streets of Tokyo no matter what. To prove his point, Sato decides to show off his new partner... MOTHRA! But Sato might be biting off more than he can chew... after all, there's more than one monster in town!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED LOVE #6

Written by Marc Andreyko & Michael McMillian, art by Joe Corroney, covers by Joe Corroney, J. Scott Campbell.

It's been a hell of a night in Bon Temps! Jessica's condition takes a turn for the worse as the contaminated blood in her system begins to ravage her to the very core of her being. Bill rushes to rescue Sookie from the clutches of the so-called Vampire Liberation Front... but can he save both of the women in his life before the sun comes up? Find out in the thrilling conclusion.

32 pages, $3.99.

TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED LOVE #1 LEGACY EDITION

Written by Marc Andreyko & Michael McMillian, art by Joe Corroney, covers by J. Scott Campbell.

The Legacy Edition of our debut True Blood comic was such a huge success, we're doing it again! In celebration of the acclaimed follow-up series, we are proud to release a special Legacy Edition of the first issue of Tainted Love! Containing all six covers as well as the first script, giving a rare insight into the inner workings of a comic book from initial thought to publication… if you want to see how hit comics come together, this is the book for you!

48 pages, $4.99.

JOHN BYRNE'S NEXT MEN #8

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

Bethany isn't the only one who has reached the 24th Century, but Gillian did it the "easy" way. Her story is told at last, and many lives it takes to tell it!

32 pages, $3.99.

CLASSIC NEXT MEN, VOL. 1

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

The original John Byrne's Next Men gets re-packaged and re-released as a full-color trade paperback! Starting with the prequel story 2112 and continuing with JBNM issues #0–6, strap yourself in for a wild ride as the members of Project Next Men -- Nathan, Jasmine, Jack, Bethany and Danny -- are thrust into our world and left to their own (super-powered) devices.

256 pages, $24.99.

DOCTOR WHO #7

Written by Tony Lee, art by Matthew Dow Smith, covers by Tommy Lee Edwards, photo.

When Worlds Collide: Part 2 of 3 -- Separated into three worlds, the Doctor battles dinosaurs on a flying carpet, Rory pulls the sword in the stone to fight Wild West gunfighters, and Amy joins the French Resistance to fight the Sontarans. Only the TARDIS can join the worlds together, but where is it?

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO: A FAIRYTALE LIFE #4

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

The Doctor and Sir Callum have ridden out to storm the Dread Tower, but what they discovered there casts a new and terrible light on the history of this medieval fantasy world. With Amy's life hanging by a thread, the Doctor is running out of time. And the only thing standing between them is... well, it's a really big, fire-breathing dragon controlled by a psychopath. That's a new one. 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 II, VOL, 1: THE RIPPER

Written by Tony Lee, art by Andrew Currie, Richard Piers Rayner, Tim Hamilton, covers by Tommy Lee Edwards.

The Eleventh Doctor era begins here! Join the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor and his latest companions, Amy Pond and her husband Rory Williams, as they travel to the far reaches of space -- a planet populated by holograms -- and the distant past -- where they become embroiled in the Jack the Ripper murders in Victorian London! This book collects the first four issues of the ongoing series.

104 pages, $17.99.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #9

Written by John Rogers, art by Andrea Di Vito, covers by Tyler Walpole, Di Vito.

Fell's Five faces danger at every turn in the Feywild! Will they be able to make it out alive? Join us as John Rogers and Andrea Di Vito forge ahead with the latest chapter in these thrilling adventures of swords and sorcery!

32 pages, $3.99.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #1 LEGACY EDITION

Written by John Rogers, art by Andrea Di Vito, covers by Wayne Reynolds.

The first DUNGEONS & DRAGONS series from IDW took the world by storm, drawing praise from comic readers and gamers alike. Now, in celebration of this acclaimed series, we are proud to release a special Legacy Edition of the first issue, containing all three covers and the adventure found in the rare Module Edition. The first script is also included, giving a rare insight into the inner workings of a comic book from initial thought to publication.

48 pages, $4.99.

ANGEL: THE COVERS

Written by Scott Tipton, art by Jenny Frison, David Messina, Nick Runge, Elena Casadrande, Franco Urru, cover by Jenny Frison.

The staggering collection of art created for the final year of Angel and Spike comic-book covers is lovingly collected and presented in this oversize hardcover volume. In addition to galleries by Jenny Frison, David Messina, Nick Runge, Elena Casagrande, and Franco Urru, this collector's item also features a Q&A with the artists. Edited by Scott Tipton.

80 pages, $19.99.

TEAM ANGEL 100-PAGE SPECTACULAR

Written by Jeff Mariotte, Peter David, Brian Lynch, Scott Lobdell, art by David Messina, Nicola Scott, Mike Norton, cover by Nick Runge.

It's time to shine the spotlight on characters who aren't named Angel or Spike in this 100-page collection of some of the most interesting and compelling characters in the ‘verse. Illyria, Gunn, Wesley, and Betta George all make special appearances from early stories like Angel: Old Friends to the epic Angel: After the Fall.

100 pages, $7.99.

ANGEL OMNIBUS, VOL. 2

Written by Brian Lynch, David Tischman, Scott Tipton, art by Elena Casagrande, Franco Urru, David Messina, covers by Jenny Frison.

Angel has had some most excellent adventures in his IDW-verse, and the second Angel Omnibus volume collects a whole bunch of them! Includes Smile Time, A Hole in the World, Barbary Coast, Only Human, and Not Fade Away.

442 pages, $24.99.

100 PENNY PRESS: HAMMER OF THE GODS #1

Written by Mark Wheatley & Mike Oeming, art by Mike Oeming & Mark Wheatley, covers by Oeming.

The mythology built around Norse gods would make a great movie someday… maybe even this summer! But much more affordable than a big movie is a comic about Norse myths for only a buck! This full-length tale from Powers co-creator Mike Oeming and Mark Wheatley tells the tale of Modi, who goes on a quest to free himself from a curse of the gods! Whosoever be worthy to spend a dollar, this comic can be yours!

32 pages, $1.

THAT HELLBOUND TRAIN #2

Written by Robert Bloch, Joe and John Lansdale, art by Dave Wachter, covers by Menton Matthews III.

Martin has made a deal with the devil... and started to reap its rewards! Wealth, love, and power are all within Martin's reach, but the Conductor has more than one trick up his sleeve. Will Martin become corrupted by the good life? Or will he choose the perfect moment to trick the trickster? The stakes include a one-way trip to eternal damnation, so Martin better tread carefully!

32 pages, $3.99.

CRYSIS #2

Written by Richard K. Morgan, art and cover by Peter Bergting.

Trapped on the Lingshan islands in the South Pacific, Prophet and the survivors of Raptor Team are on the move, trying to stay one step ahead of the alien invaders awoken by the North Koreans. While hiding, Prophet reveals the details of his last mission in Columbia, how he came to meet the mysterious Jacob Hargreave, and how their mission on Lingshan may hold the key to mankind's survival.

32 pages, $3.99.

IRON SIEGE

Written by James Abraham, Andrew Hong, art by Trevor Goring, covers by Tim Bradstreet.

It was supposed to be a simple mission: capture a high-ranking NAZI SS officer and bring him back to HQ. But nothing goes right for an intrepid group of U.S. soldiers who intercept the Nazi officer and his men. Forced to hole up in a desolate French village with their prisoners after an accident, they find the village has been overrun by vicious monsters! The mortal enemies must put aside their differences to work together and stay alive. But how long will this tenuous truce last?

104 pages, $17.99.

RIP KIRBY, VOL. 4

Written, art and cover by Alex Raymond.

The fourth and final volume of Alex Raymond's modernist classic Rip Kirby contains every daily strip from April 19, 1954 through September 29, 1956. The 46-year-old Raymond's tragic death in the prime of his life caught the syndicate in mid-episode. This book also contains the conclusion to Raymond's ultimate story, drawn by John Prentice, from October 1 through October 20, 1956. Edited and designed by Dean Mullaney, with a biographical and historical essay by Brian Walker.

360 pages, $49.99.

ARCHIE: AMERICANA VOL. 2: THE '50S

Written by Various, art by Dan DeCarlo, Harry Lucey and more, covers by Andrew Pepoy.

The '50s are a fondly remembered decade for many -- for both those who lived through it, and those who know it only from nostalgic movies and TV shows. Now journey back to the days of drive-ins and hula-hoops and join Archie and his teenage friends as they frolic through the frantic Fifties! Read about Archie's Scottish ancestors! See the girls in cashmere sweaters, plaid skirts, and bobbysox! Experience the time Archie and Jughead became beatniks! Behold an Elvis look-alike mesmerizing Riverdale! Witness as Moose takes apart Archie, literally! Follow Archie's lead as the group hoots it up at the sock hop! Glide with the gang as they rollerskate through the magical world of Riverdale and laugh again at the antics of American's #1 Teenagers!

192 pages, $24.99.

FROM BLOOM COUNTY TO MARS: THE IMAGINATION OF BERKELEY BREATHED

Written, art and cover by Berkeley Breathed.

Berkeley Breathed is known to comic-strip lovers as the hilarious creator of Bloom County and its quirky denizens Opus, Bill the Cat Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas, Cutter John and more. He is also renowned for his touching children's books like Mars Needs Moms and Flawed Dogs. Earlier this year the Museum of Cartoon Art in San Francisco celebrated the joy and laughter this inventive and diverse creator has given us by putting on a one man show of his work, both Bloom County and children's books. Accompanying that exhibition was a lovely 96-page catalog, measuring 11 x 8.5 inches. The catalog showcased a number of Breathed's Bloom County strips, each shot from the original art, as well as a selection of his children's book illustrations. Additionally there are essay's and an interview with Breathed. Now through special arrangement with the Cartoon Art Museum and Berkeley Breathed, IDW is pleased to off this lovely book -- and fine companion piece to the Bloom County Library -- to the direct market.

96 pages, $20.

KILL SHAKESPEARE #12

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

And so the curtain falls… The critically acclaimed series ends its first run with Hamlet, Juliet and Shakespeare all facing death. Can Othello rally the Prodigals to defeat Richard and Lady Macbeth's now-fractured army? But even if he does, will anyone be left alive to celebrate victory?

32 pages, $3.99.

WYNONNA EARP: THE YETI WARS #3

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

Wynonna Earp and her covert team of U.S. Marshals are knee deep in snow, blood, and Yeti/Bigfoot crap as they engage in a firefight that may turn our 49th state into Baked Alaska. The Pararnormal range war continues as The Vampire Nation pulls out a cross of their own against The Consortium Of Immortals, a "Double Cross"!

32 pages, $3.99.

FALLEN ANGEL: RETURN OF THE SON

Written by Peter David, art and cover by JK Woodward.

Once upon a time, Jude, the son of the Fallen Angel, was the greatest power in Bete Noire, before being brought low. Now he serves the needs of others while angrily remembering his glory days. But that may be about to change with the arrival of the ageless individual for whom Bete Noire was originally named -- Enoch, son of Cain, has come to the city that Shapes the World, claiming that he's capable of restoring Jude to his former glory... but what will be the cost to Jude... to the Fallen Angel... and to the rest of the world?

104 pages, $17.99.

SPINECRAWLER

Written, art and cover by Pete Von Sholly.

Spinecrawler is the story of a young girl who goes to the Big City to save her sister from the clutches of a mad artist with a sinister secret. She discovers a twisted madman whose nightmares are not just those of his drug-fueled imagination. His web of insanity is just the gateway to a terrifying unknown reality from which she may be lucky to save herself in the end. Brought to you by writer/artist Pete Von Sholly, the legendary veteran storyboard artist from dozens of Hollywood feature films, having worked with Sam Raimi, Frank Darabont, George Romero, Brian Yuzna, and many others.

128 pages, black and white, $17.99.

DEATH VALLEY

Written by Keith Champagne, art and cover by Shawn Moll.

Doc Holiday! Billy the Kid! Frank James! Belle Starr! Sitting Bull! Led by Charles Bolles (aka Black Bart), these infamous legends descend upon the unforgiving sands of Death Valley in search of untold riches. To stop a mysterious evil far greater than their combined notoriety, the crew must become heroes -- with the lives of an innocent Indian tribe at stake, as well as the safety of the burgeoning free world.

104 pages, $17.99.





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