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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012

IDW PUBLISHING FOR SEPTEMBER

STAR TREK #13

Written by Mike Johnson, art by Stephen Molnar, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

The Redshirt's Tale. Everyone knows the joke about the dire fate of crewmembers who wear red on the Enterprise. Even the redshirts themselves! The countdown to next year's blockbuster STAR TREK sequel continues here, with an ALL-NEW stand-alone story that shows life on the Enterprise through a redshirt's eyes!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: ROMULANS TREASURY EDITION

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

Master storyteller John Byrne, famed for his classic runs on Uncanny X-Men and Next Men, presents a trio of Classic Trek stories featuring the Romulan Empire. These are classic stories adventure, danger and intrigue, and even more importantly… John Byrne's art just looks so cool printed in our awesome treasury format!

72 pages, $9.9..

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: HIVE #1

Written by Brannon Braga and Terry Matalas, art and cover by Joe Corroney.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation! In the distant future the entire galaxy has been completely assimilated by Borg and it's king… Locutis! The only hope for the future lies in the past, in the hands of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the starship Enterprise -- as Picard faces off against the Borg collective in one final, terrifying and definitive encounter!

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2 #5

Written by Scott Tipton, David Tipton with Tony Lee, art and cover by J.K. Woodward.

The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! Captain Jean-Luc Picard faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life, but the fate of the galaxy may depend on it! Can the Doctor convince him to make the correct choice?

32 pages, $3.99.

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2, VOL. 1

Written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton, art and cover by J.K. Woodward.

When the Federation's most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor's most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Spanning the ends of space and time itself, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance!

104 pages, $17.99.

DOCTOR WHO #1

Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Mark Buckingham.

The Doctor is back! Welcome to a new, exciting era for everyone's favorite Time Lord, as New York Times bestselling writer Andy Diggle (The Losers) pilots the TARDIS as the ongoing series architect. Joining him for this first arc is Eisner Award-winning artist Mark Buckingham (Fables), who also will provide covers for the series. Geronimo!

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR WHO DAVE GIBBONS COLLECTION

Written by Pat Mills, Steve Moore, Steve Parkhouse and John Wagner, art and cover by Dave Gibbons.

Industry legend Dave Gibbons illustrated a classic run of Doctor Who comics, and this oversized book collects them all! And in full color! Gibbons-drawn strips began appearing in the very first issue of Doctor Who Magazine (then titled Doctor Who Weekly), starring the Fourth Doctor as portrayed by Tom Baker, and Gibbons continued as the primary artist until issue #69, a Fifth Doctor tale. This volume also features an introduction by Gibbons, along with early Doctor Who sketches from the master.

372 pages, $29.99.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: FORGOTTEN REALMS: LEGENDS OF DRIZZT OMNIBUS, VOL. 2

Written by Andrew Dabb and R.A. Salvatore, art by Valdis Semeiks and Tim Seeley, cover by Tim Seeley.

Adapted from the famous books by R.A. Salvatore, Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms: Legends of Drizzt Omnibus, Vol. 2 delivers three graphic novels in the Icewind Dale Trilogy -- The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver, and The Halfling's Gem -- into one great book!

460 pages, $29.99.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: FORGOTTEN REALMS #5

Written by Ed Greenwood, art by Lee Ferguson and Sal Buscema, cover by Steve Ellis.

Randral, Torn, and Talandra fled Waterdeep for the wilderness. Only to learn, as the sinister intrigues they fled reach after them, that they've arrived in a place where outlaws and marauding monsters lurk -- a place that's called the Ghost Holds for good reasons. Now they just have to get out of it alive.

32 pages, $3.99.

GODZILLA #5

Written by Duane Swierczynski, art by Simon Gane, cover by Zach Howard.

Boxer and his team decide it's time to turn their sights to the big game -- Godzilla! A perfect plan goes awry when a billionaire adventurer gets his hands on Mechagodzilla. The result? Utter monster mayhem!

32 pages, $3.99.

GODZILLA: HALF CENTURY WAR #2

Written, art and cover by James Stokoe.

The year is 1967 and Godzilla is on the move... to Vietnam! With a war underway, Godzilla is the last thing the country needs. Lieutenant Murakami follows Godzilla to try out some new tech on the monster, but a super-sized foe named Anguirus might just be the most effective counter-measure. It's a rumble in the jungle, don't miss it!

32 pages, $3.99.

A FINE & PRIVATE PLACE #1

Written by Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis, art by Eduardo Francisco, cover by Jenny Frison.

Beginning the adaptation of Peter S. Beagle's poignant novel of memory, despair and love on the other side of the ruins! What's it like to die? Can an ex-pharmacist camped out in a New York cemetery explain the secrets of life and death? Can the talking raven who steals sandwiches for him? And will the ghosts listen?

32 pages, $3.99.

TRUE BLOOD #5

Written by Annie Nocenti and Michael McMillian, art by Federica Manfredi, covers by Tim Bradstreet, photo.

Alan Ball's hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, is back as an ongoing series! With creative collaboration from TRUE BLOOD creator/writer/producer Ball, this series features writers Annie Nocenti (Daredevil, Green Arrow) and Michael McMillian. Now that the "Where Were You?" arc has concluded, we take a look at the sorrid past of the villain who plagued Bon Temps during that time, along with guest artist Federica Manfredi (Star Trek).

32 pages, $3.99.

WOMANTHOLOGY: SPACE #1

Written by Sandy Carpenter, Bonnie Burton, Chrissie Zullo, art by Ming Doyle, Stephanie Hans, Jessica Hickman, Stacie Ponder, Maja K., Tanja, Anna Bowie, cover( by Renae DeLiz.

Womanthology: Space, the follow up to the hit Kickstarter project, Womanthology: Heroic, starts off with the first of five out-of-this-world issues: Moon. Each issue contains three 6-page stories, plus pinups, how-tos, and more, by women of all ages and experience. Check out a haunted space station, a snarky robot, and so much more in this debut issue.

32 pages, $3.99.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES COLOR CLASSICS #4

Written, art and cover by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird.

This tale of the original TMNT, now in all-new color, expanded the Turtles universe COSMICALLY! In the search for the missing Splinter, the TMNT run headfirst into Foot Ninja and a mystery corporation that has ties to their pre-mutated past. But their investigation into the past drags them into a wholly unexpected future -- one of epic science fiction proportions!

40 pages, $3.99.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, VOL. 3: SHADOWS OF THE PAST

Written by Tom Waltz & Kevin Eastman, art and cover by Dan Duncan.

The Turtles' home in the sewers is destroyed thanks to a sinister team-up between Baxter Stockman and Old Hob. Now that the Turtles are homeless, with one of their own captured, things have never looked bleaker for our heroes. And enter…THE SHREDDER!

104 pages, $17.99.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #14

Written by Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, art by Andy Kuhn, covers by Kuhn, Eastman.

Splinter instructs Raphael in the true way of the ninja, and Casey's life is irrevocably changed! The Turtles have a new mission, but Shredder's ambitions could put an end to it before they begin. Plus, Krang unveils his master plan! This issue lays the groundwork for a thrilling new story arc that plunges the Turtles into two epic wars!

32 pages, $3.99.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MICROSERIES #8: FUGITOID

Paul Allor, art by Paul McCaffrey, covers by David Petersen, McCaffrey.

Professor Honeycutt was instrumental in developing General Krang's technology. But when he realized just how insanely tyrannical his boss was, he decided to defect. One doesn't betray Krang without consequences, though, and Honeycutt's only chance for survival was to transport his mind into a fugitive robot body! The resulting adventure leads the new 'Fugitoid' to Earth, and stands to affect the Turtles' future in an unexpected and crucial way!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #9

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

SHADOWPLAY begins here! One AUTOBOT connects the crew of the Lost Light with pre-war CYBERTRON and the rise of the DECEPTICONs. His name? OPTIMUS PRIME. The past and the present collide as Rewind begins telling his crew mates the most shocking story of all!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #9

Written by John Barber, art by Andrew Griffith, covers by Griffith, Casey Coller.

DINOBOT HUNT! Ironhide and the DINOBOTS journey deep into the Cybertronian wilderness… and what they find is not what they expected! Meanwhile, the DECEPTICONS enact a dangerous plan with bizarre consequences!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ANNUAL 2012

Written by John Barber, art by Brendan Cahill & Guido Guidi, covers by Tim Seeley, Andrew Griffith.

CRASHING DOWN! The mysterious Metrotitan from last month's More Than Meets the Eye Annual arrives on CYBERTRON -- smashing into the ruins of the legendary Crystal City! Starscream and Prowl begin a battle of wills over the fate of this behemoth -- and the outcome will shock you!

48 pages, $7.99.

TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #83

Written by Simon Furman, art by Andrew Wildman, covers by Wildman, Guido Guidi.

The Wreckers are on Earth -- and their fates rest in the hands of… a human? A very particular human -- Spike Witwicky, the Circuit Smasher! The AUTOBOTs learn what MEGATRON's been doing the past 20 years… and OPTIMUS PRIME struggles to come to a decision about the future!

32 pages, $3.99.

TRANSFORMERS: ART OF FALL OF CYBERTRON

Written by Mark W. Bellomo, art and cover by High Moon Studios.

The curtain is raised on the biggest and best TRANSFORMERS game in history! See never-before-revealed art from the genre-smashing TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON! Watch as OPTIMUS PRIME, GRIMLOCK, BUMBLEBEE, and SHOCKWAVE grow from conceptual sketches into finished, fully-realized characters; witness the development of CYBERTRON into the most detailed renderings of the planet that have ever existed; learn the behind-the-scenes secrets from the visionary artists at Activision and High Moon Studios! THE ART OF TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON is a must-have for any fan of Transformers, gaming, or great art!

200 pages, $39.99.

TRANSFORMERS: THE IDW COLLECTION, VOL. 7

Written by Mike Costa, Dan Abnett, & Andy Lanning, art by Nick Roche, Casey Coller, Alex Milne, Don Figueroa, EJ Su, Javier Saltares and Guido Guidi, coverby E.J. Su.

The re-presentation of IDW's Transformers Universe continues in volume 7! Includes the Ironhide 4-issue series, Infestation V. 1 TF #1-2, plus Ongoing issues #7-18!

358 pages, $49.99.

G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #182

Written by Larry Hama, art by Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema, cover by Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema.

DARKLON IS ON THE LOOSE! G.I. JOE has lost their prisoner, and it's up to Outback and his team to recover the dangerous villain. Meanwhile, Zartan and COBRA COMMANDER formulate a plan that would move COBRA HQ to another coast. The villains take center stage in this issue of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!

32 pages, $3.99.

G.I JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, VOL. 1

Written by Larry Hama, art by Herb Trimpe, Don Perlin, Mike Vosburg.

Presenting the full run of original A REAL AMERICAN HERO and SPECIAL MISSIONS tales, placed in proper reading order and collected in handsome hardcover volumes. Presiding over this project is legendary pop culture aficionado Mark W. Bellomo.

300 pages, $49.99.

G.I. JOE #17

Written by Chuck Dixon, art and cover by Alex Cal.

DEEP TERROR Epilogue! COBRA's scheme to take the Joes public goes viral. America's most secret fighting force is on the run! COBRA COMMANDER dispenses his own rewards for failure. Copperback a prisoner of the JOEs! And SCARLETT learns that SNAKE EYES is still alive and confronts Helix in an encounter only one of them may survive!

32 pages, $3.99.

COBRA #17

Written by Mike Costa, art by Werther Dell'Edera, covers by Antonio Fuso.

They call him… BLUDD! Major Bludd takes center stage in this spine-shattering issue! What makes Bludd tick… and who does he have to kill next? Locked in prison, he's still deadly -- so who wants him free?

32 pages, $3.99.

SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW #17

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Atilio Rojo, covers by Ken Loh.

Is SNAKE EYES an asset to the Arashikage Clan or a liability? That's a question that STORM SHADOW is asking himself as the wrath of Serpentor is turned upon them and SNAKE EYES becomes a target for the G.I. JOEs! Blistering ninja action and intrigue! Nothing is what it seems and loyalties are questioned as the life of the most dangerous JOE takes a turn!

32 pages, $3.99.

DANGER GIRL/G.I. JOE #3

Written by Andy Hartnell, art by John Royle, covers by J. Scott Campbell.

It's the most dangerous event of the summer, and the action continues right here!  Abbey Chase has been working behind enemy lines as an Agent of COBRA, but when the G.I. JOE strike force puts the Danger Girl team in the line of fire, who will Abbey side with to win the battle?

32 pages, $3.99.

POPEYE #5

Written by Roger Langridge, art by Vince Musacchia, Tom Neely, cover by Bruce Ozella.

Popeye and the gang travel to King Blozo's kingdom to help find a spy at the royal palace -- only to find themselves in the middle of a war! Can even Popeye stop a hundred Palookas, each one nearly as tough as he is? PLUS: More shenanigans with Sappo and Wotasnozzle!

32 pages, $3.99.

CLASSIC POPEYE #2

Written, art and cover by Bud Sagendorf.

Classic Popeye stories by Bud Sagendorf, the long-time assistant to Popeye's creator E.C. Segar, are back! A meticulously faithful reprint of Popeye #2 from May-June 1948 includes a long rousing action-packed story "That's What I Yam" starring Popeye and Swee'pea and a howler comic "Easy Money" $tarring Popeye and his Pappy. Plus you'll find those glorious Sagendorf one-pagers in the cartoonist's gloriously funny writing and drawing style! Sagendorf comics are great comics!

52 pages, $3.99.

GHOSTBUSTERS #13

Written by Erik Burnham, art and cover by Dan Schoening.

After one more quick stop to help a friend in the Windy City, the Ghostbusters arrive back in New York, expecting a backlog of cases to clear through.  Instead, things are strangely quiet on the supernatural front, and it's all thanks to the city's newest paranormal investigation and elimination service!  Who is this new team?  Find out in the lucky 13th issue of GHOSTBUSTERS!

32 pages, $3.99.

GHOSTBUSTERS OMNIBUS

Written by Keith Champagne, Scott Lobdell, Dara Naraghi, Keith Dallas & Jim Beard, Peter David, James Eatock, Rob Williams, art by Tom Nguyen, Ilias Kyriazis, Salgood Sam, Josh Howard, Dan Schoening, & Diego Jourdan, cover by Nick Runge.

Get ready Ghostbusters fans, because three complete tales are collected here in the Ghostbusters Omnibus! Including "Displaced Aggression," "The Other Side," and "Haunted Hollidays," you'll see Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston travel across time, venture to hell, and celebrate the holidays as only the Ghostbusters can.

Written by 280 pages, $24.99.

THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #2

Written by Mark Waid, art and cover by Chris Samnee.

The 30th anniversary of the Rocketeer continues! Cliff finds himself the target of a scheme to "liberate" the jetpack from him as a pair villains plot to stop him from interfering with their nefarious plans. Meanwhile, Cliff's secret identity, rather precarious at the best of times, is discovered by someone outside of his immediate circle.

32 pages, $3.99.

ROCKETEER ADVENTURES, VOL. 2

Written by Mark Guggenheim, Peter David, Stan Sakai, Paul Dini, Walter Simonson, Tom Taylor, David Lapham, Louise Simonson, Kyle Baker, Michael Golden, David Mandel, & Matt Wagner, art by Sandy Plunkett, Bill Sienkiewicz, Stan Sakai, John Paul Leon, Bill Morrison, Colin Wilson, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Walter Simonson, Kyle Baker, J Bone, Eric Canete, & Michael Golden, covers by Darwyn Cooke.

The second all-new, all-great Rocketeer Adventures anthology is crammed with over 15 great creators doing terrific Rocketeer stories!

136 pages, $24.99.

BATTLE BEASTS #3

Written by Bobby Curnow, art and cover by Valerio Schiti.

Bliss and the Beasts close in on the all-powerful Dread Weapons. Along the way, Vorin reveals the history of his kind, although fellow heroes Merk and Gruntos recall slightly different versions of the past! Meanwhile the United States military begins a full-scale attack to contain the murrauding Beasts! Action, intrigue and secrets revealed, all in this issue!

32 pages, $3.99.

KISS #4

Written by Tom Waltz, art by Casey Maloney, covers by Xermanico, Maloney.

The Elder's cosmic soldiers known as the Four-Who-Are-One are reunited just in time to face off against the Destroyer's evil proxy, General Black Diamond, who has unleashed his secret weapon! Will the combined might of the Demon, Starchild, Catman, and Celestial be enough to defeat the world's first dragon in 100,000 years?  

32 pages, $3.99.

THE CROW #3

Written by John Shirley, art by Kevin Colden, cover by Kyle Hotz.

"Dark Bird, Lonely Island." Shibishii: "Lonely Island," off the coast of Japan. The entire island, a high-security fortress and a comfortable retreat at once, belongs to Biotrope International. Surely the Crow can't get them there, can he? He can and will, in search of Hendra, the woman who stole his beloved's body. He searches, too, for the shadowy Soro, the
man who hides secrets within secrets… and uses the electronic to mask the demonic…

32 pages, $3.99.

TRIO #5

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

Who is the man behind the curtain-or that mysterious red light? Surprise follows surprise, as revelation follows revelation. Plus, the Hidden Ones!

32 pages, $3.99.

JOHN BYRNE'S NEXT MEN, VOL. 3: AFTERMATH

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

It ain't over till it's over. Project Next Men has been undone, the Past has been rewritten… but it's never easy to reshape the Fourth Dimension.

104 pages, $21.99.

INFECTED #3

Written by Chad Minshew, Scott Sigler, art and cover by Chad Minshew.

The horror swirls around Perry Dawsey as the parasite buried deep in his body start to talk to him - the voices in his head are real. Margaret Montoya is thrust out of the lab and onto the front lines as she accompanies Agent Otto to a house filled with the infected. Dew Phillip's nose leads him to another pile of corpses, while Perry's neighbor Al Turner can hear Perry screaming and plots to make him stop; Al could soon be another festering victim.

32 pages, $3.99.

MARS ATTACKS #4

Written by John Layman, art and cover by John McCrea.

The Martians are here! And they've brought giant, mutant insects with them! The invasion continues.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE CAPE: 1969 #3

Written by Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella, art by Nelson Daniel, cover(s) by Zach Howard.

Something dark and sinister has awakened inside Captain Chase. The brutal murder of a fellow captive has seemingly, somehow, transferred that power to Captain Chase. A power that began as peaceful, but soon becomes something else -- something filled with hate, desiring of destruction, and hungry for revenge. With these new-found powers, Captain Chase takes to the sky and aims to settle the score with the man responsible for his torture and the death of his crew. Explore your dark side.

32 pages, $3.99.

SMOKE & MIRRORS

Written by Mike Costa and Jon Armstrong, art and cover by Ryan Browne.

Stage magician Terry Ward is thrust into a world where magic -- not technology -- rules, and forced to use trickery and illusions to survive! But will that prove to be enough when the dangers of the world start compounding, and how can a sleight of hand artist compete with users of practical spells?

128 pages, $19.99.

THE POUND: GHOUL'S NIGHT OUT #1

Written by Stephan Nilson, art and cover by Ibrahim Moustafa.

The Pound is officially open for business. Scottie and Howie have their hands full. A creature is harassing park-goers. The Government is investigating them. Ghouls are rebelling, and, if things couldn't get worse, Scottie's mother-in-law has decided to visit. Guest starring PROOF's Agent John "Proof" Prufrock!

32 pages, $3.99.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT #10

Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Christopher Mitten.

Eben turns the screw in the neck of the city of Los Angeles as he hunts down Alice and seeks to make peace with the European vampires. He is growing his army and choosing his target. He will not stop until the world is in chaos...

32 pages, $3.99.

JERICHO: SEASON 4 #3

Written by Kalinda Vazquez, art by Andrew Currie, covers by Tim Bradstreet, Photo.

John Smith's dominance in Jericho continues as his plans for the ASA begin to take shape. With Hawkins imprisoned, Jake is left to deal with the duplicitous Smith on his own, and finds himself having to risk everything in order to carry out a secret agenda. Meanwhile, ASA mole Palmer ingratiates himself with Major Beck, dangling the perfect bait in the hopes that Beck will grow to trust him -- and tell him everything. But while tensions grow high in Jericho, danger pervades beyond it. Little does Hawkins know, his worst nightmares are about to come true when Allison is thrust into grave jeopardy.  

32 pages, $3.99.

LOVE AND CAPES: WHAT TO EXPECT #2

Written and art by Thom Zahler, cover by Thom Zahler and Sean Tiffany.

As their pregnancy continues, Mark and Abby are starting to worry what kind of parents they'll be. So when Abby's cousin Olivia needs a babysitter, they jump at the chance to have an adventure in babysitting. How will they do? Meanwhile, Darkblade and Amazonia make a big decision about their relationship.

32 pages, $3.99.

WOODWORK

Written, art and cover by Wallace Wood.

Wally Wood is one of the most celebrated comic artists of all time. His legendary career runs from the glory days of EC Comics' extraordinary line of science fiction titles to the brilliantly subversive Mad Comics (and, later, Mad Magazine). He produced extraordinary illustrations for magazines like Galaxy after EC folded, and worked on the some of the most fondly remembered stories published by Marvel Comics in the mid 1960s. He also co-created the Thunder Agents and was a pioneer in self-publishing. This massive tome is the American edition of a museum catalogue that accompanied a gigantic career retrospective on display in De Palma, Spain in 2010, the largest such exhibit ever devoted to this incredible artist.

352 pages, $59.99.

GASOLINE ALLEY, VOL. 1

Written, art and cover by Frank King and Dick Moores.

The year 1964 was a momentous one in the history of Gasoline Alley -- it's when Frank King officially handed the baton to Dick Moores. King continued to help plot the strip but it's Moores who takes center stage. More so than any other newspaper strip, Gasoline Alley is renowned for its strict continuity and this is our chance to see Moores -- who continued writing and drawing the strip until 1986 -- make it his own. Forty-plus years earlier, Walt Wallet found baby Skeezix in a basket on his doorstep and in the 1964-1966 strips reproduced in this volume, Skeezix is now middle-aged and has a family of his own. For the first time since they appeared in newspapers fifty years ago, readers can enjoy these classic strips featuring Walt and his wife Phyllis, Skeezix and his wife Nina, Corky, Clovia, Slim, Avery, Mr. Pert, Joel, Rufus, and a whole cast of familiar characters.

288 pages, $49.99.

LOAC ESSENTIALS 1: BARON BEAN

Written, art and cover by George Herriman.

Introducing a new series that will reprint early daily newspaper strips that are essential to the history of comics. Each volume will contain a full year of dailies. By reproducing the strips one per page in an oblong format, it allows us to have the experience of reading the comics one day at a time. The inaugural volume of Library of American Comics Essentials features Baron Bean by one of the greatest of all comic strip stars: George Herriman. The creator of Krazy Kat drew Baron Bean for three years, beginning in 1916. Included in this volume is the first year. Two additional books will complete the series. Future LOAC Essentials titles include The Gumps and Polly and Her Pals.

328 pages, black and white, $19.99.

ARCHIE: BEST OF SAMM SCHWARTZ, VOL. 2

Written by various, art and cover by Samm Schwartz.

The great Samm Schwartz is profiled once again in a beautiful, oversized hardcover. Schwartz' superlative work has treasured fans throughout the country and this book picks out some of his most popular stories. Whether you are a new comer to the magic of Samm Schwartz, or have followed him for 50 years, this is one collection that is sure to bring you and your children and your children's children hours of entertainment.

152 pages, $24.99.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Written by Oscar Wilde, art and cover by S.P. Shearon.

Oscar Wilde's only published novel, the fascinating, dark tale of Dorian Gray is re-presented in this handsome hardcover edition. Featuring powerful illustrations from S.P. Shearon, Wilde's tale of aestheticism and duplicity is an excellent addition to IDW's growing library of illustrated classics.

220 pages, $17.99.

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