IDW's New Books This Week!

Wednesday, Oct 12th, 2011

Scroll down to look at all the new IDW books coming out this week!


Bloom County Volume 5Bloom County, Vol. 5
Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)

Book five of The New York Times Best-Selling and Eisner-award winning series brings us to the final chapter of Bloom County. This volume of Berkeley Breathed's Pulitzer Prize winning opus (sorry!) runs from November 30th, 1987 through August 6, 1989—the day Breathed, at the top of his game both critically and in circulation, walked away from Bloom County... leaving us only fond memories and this wonderful Bloom County Library so we can revisit Opus, Bill, Steve, Milo and all the rest any time we want! 
HC • PC • $39.99 • 272 Pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-061-0

Bullet points:   

•    Completing the original run of Berkeley Breathed’s Pulitzer and Eisner-winning classic strip!


Complete Dick Tract Vol 12Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 12
Chester Gould (w & a & c)

Chief Brandon steps down, and wait ’til you see who’s the new Chief! Then, Sam Catchem joins the force, Sparkle Plenty charms everyone, and two major characters tie the knot! And the villains? Well, Chester Gould continues to invent one grotesque, evil bad guy after another, as Wormy, Pearshape, Big Frost, Sleet, Talcum Freely, Sketch Paree, and Mousey make life miserable for Tracy and company. Plus, the first-ever color reprinting of "The Black Bag Mystery" which only appeared in a single newspaper in 1949! 
HC • PC • $39.99 • 276 Pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-057-3

Bullet points:   
•    Edited and Designed by Dean Mullaney. Introductions by Max Allan Collins and Jeff Kersten.



The RavenEdgar Allan Poe: The Raven and Other Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)

Master horror scribe Edgar Allan Poe's works are re-presented in this illustrated collection of “The Raven” and other tales. Legendary comics artist Sam Kieth (Sandman, The Maxx) provides haunting interior and cover illustrations. Prepare yourself for telltale terror the likes of which only Poe and Kieth could command.
HC • FC • $16.99 • 300 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-482-4

Bullet Points:
Look for The Raven motion picture, starring John Cusack, in theaters this fall!
Featuring new illustrations from comics legend Sam Kieth!





Ghostbusters #2Ghostbusters #2

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Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Schoening, Nick Runge (c)

Is Mr. Stay Puft finally reforming after the battle with his doppelganger during the Infestation? Is that what's causing the huge PKE uptick in New York? As Winston and Peter take care of the annoying—and familiar—spook haunting the Crendall household, Ray receives a visitor at the firehouse... and this visitor could be what his prophetic dream was trying to warn him about.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Dan Schoening, 1 Nick Runge)
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
    Dan Schoening “We’re Ready to Believe You” cover!

Bullet points:
Rolling out of the hit series Infestation, with the same writer! Featuring fan-favorite artist Dan Schoening!
Each issue contains two pages of behind-the-scenes Ghostbusters extras, by Tristan Jones!


G.I. JOE Volume 1: Cobra Civil WarG.I. JOE, Vol. 1: Cobra Civil War
Chuck Dixon (w) • Javier Saltares (a) • Tom Feister (c)

A deadly competition within COBRA means trouble for G.I. 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! 
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-023-8

Bullet points:   
•    Cobra Commander is dead; long live (the next) Cobra Commander!
•    “It looks like all of the G.I. JOE books are shifting in tone closer to the mature take on the characters found in G.I. JOE: COBRA. And that’s a good thing.” — Ain’t It Cool




Infestation Outbreak #4Infestation: Outbreak #4 (of 4)

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Chris Ryall & Tom Waltz (w) • David Messina (a) • Davide Furno (c)
There's action comics... and then there's REAL action comics! The @#$% hits the fan in a big way as the next stage of the IDW universe blasts off! Bools & company find Cross, meaning it's time for some old-fashioned CVO brand ass-kicking. Fortunately there's a whole mess of aliens, demons and ugly in-laws who need just that! With this concluding issue, you know there're going to be some big surprises... and this issue is no exception. Kiss kiss bang bang!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

* Variants:
Variant David Messina character cover

Bullet points:
Concluding Issue!
Featuring IDW’s vampire team CVO and characters from Groom Lake!

Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games #2Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games #2 (of 5)

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Greg Bear, Erik Bear (w) • Jorge Jimenez (a) • Jeff Zornow (c)
The hunt begins! Detective Espinoza is on the run in the deadliest of locations... Jurassic Park! With well-armed goons on his trail, this is a seemingly impossible game to win. Luckily Espinoza meets Dr. Frances White, an animal behaviorial expert also trapped on the island. But how much help will Dr. White be when she leads him directly to a hungry T-Rex? This is the dino action you've been craving!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:
Black & white Jeff Zornow cover!

Bullet points: 
Co-written by best selling author Greg Bear (The Forge of God, Blood Music)!

Kill Shakespeare Vol 2Kill Shakespeare Vol. 2: The Blast of War
Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col (w) • Andy Belanger (a) • Kagan McLeod (c)

And so the curtain falls… The critically acclaimed series ends its first run in this second collection. As Hamlet and Juliet’s affections begin to blossom, Richard and Lady Macbeth’s army marches on the lovers’ Prodigal allies. The rebels’ only hope of survival lies with Hamlet convincing the wizard/God Shakespeare to return to his people. But in this ravaged land, does God even exist? Written by Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col, and illustrated by Andy Belanger
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 148 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-025-2

Bullet points:   

•    “McCreery and Del Col’s versions of the Bard’s famous characters have firmly established themselves in their own universe. Watching them plot, fight, talk and interact is a true treat, both as a fan of the original source material and as a fan of the comic book medium.” — Weekly Comic Book Review



Rip HawywireRip Haywire
Dan Thompson (w & a & c)

Action! Danger! Dysfunctional Romance! The adventure comic strip is back—with a twist! Rip Haywire is a soldier of fortune, a contemporary adventure hero in the classic mold: a brave, square-jawed man of honor who lives for danger. Accompanied by his cowardly dog TNT and his venomous ex-girlfriend Cobra, Rip tracks down lost treasure, takes down madmen, and accepts any job that promises heart-pounding action, danger, and intrigue—and cash! Written and illustrated by Dan Thompson, Rip Haywire is wired for laughs!  
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 112 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-070-2

Bullet points:
•    “Thompson has crafted a wonderful and funny homage to the era of Steve Canyon and livened it up with a sense of humor, great draftsmanship and a lot of guys and gals getting popped in the head and blown up real good.” — Comix 411

Transformers Classics: UK Volume 1TRANSFORMERS Classics: UK, Vol. 1
Bill Mantlo, Ralph Macchio, Jim Salicrup, Steve Parkhouse, Simon Furman (w) • Frank Springer, John Ridgway, Mike Collins (a) • Andrew Wildman (c)

Classic TRANSFORMERS tales from the UK continuity begin here! Re-mastered and re-colored, these vintage TF stories are presented in order, many published for the first time in the United States! Writer and life-long TF fan James Roberts (Last Stand of the Wreckers) provides in-depth historical perspective in each volume, and legendary TF UK artist Andrew Wildman provides new covers!
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 276 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-943-0

Bullet Points:

Celebrate the long history of the TRANSFORMERS and their US/UK variations in this thoughtful collection!




The Cape #2The Cape #2 (of 4)

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Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard (a) • Howard, Nelson Daniel (c)

Something has been awakened. Leaving behind a trail of violence, Eric sets his sights on the city of Boston, and those closest to him. Explore your dark side.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

* Variants:

    Variant Zach Howard B&W cover

Bullet points:

•    The acclaimed sold-out one-shot continues in an all-new series by the same creators!
•    Spinning out of 20th Century Ghosts, writer Joe Hill’s short story collection


The KeepThe Keep
F. Paul Wilson (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a & c)

The keep had stood empty in the Transylvanian Alps for 500 years. No one knew who built it, or why. But on the eve of WWII, German soldiers move in and awaken something — something hungry — something as merciless as the SS einsatzkommandos accompanying them. Now you can re-live the tale as it was meant to be told (we didn’t mention the 1980s movie directly, but…) as author F. Paul Wilson adapts his own story in this 2011 edition with new cover by Matthew Dow Smith!
HC • FC • $24.99 • 124 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-050-4

Bullet points:   
Classic horror from genre master F. Paul Wilson with crisp storytelling and art.




Zombies vs Robots: The UndercityZombies vs Robots: The Undercity  
Chris Ryall (w) • Mark Torres (a) • Ash Wood (c)

The robot forces are losing the war against these rotting masses, which leaves only one choice— head underground… never mind the fact that a possibly even greater threat is looming in the survivors’ UnderCity shelter! It's all-new zombie-on-robot carnage in this collection of the four-issue series by Ryall and artist Mark Torres!  
HC • FC • $24.99 • 104 Pages • 9” x 13” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-073-3

Bullet points:
•    “What do you get when you take Zombies + Robots + Hilarity + OH GOD THIS WAS AWESOME SCREW THIS EQUATION.” —

Tags bloom county volume 5, berkeley breathed, complete dick tracy, chester gould, edgar allan poe the raven and other short stories, sam kieth, ghostbusters, erik burnham, dan schoening, nick runge, gi joe volume 1 cobra civil war, infestation outbreak, chris ryall, tom waltz, david messina, davide furno, jurassic park dangerous games, greg bear, erik bear, jorge jimenez, jeff zornow, kill shakespeare volume 2, conor mccreery, anthony del col, andy belanger, kagan mcleod, rip haywire, dan thompson, transformers classics, bill mantlo, ralph macchio, kim salicrup, steve parkhouse, simon furman, fran springer, john ridgeway, mike collins, andrew wildman, the cape, joe hill, jason ciaramella, zach howard, nelson daniel, the keep, f paul wilson, matthew dow smith, zombies vs robots the undercity, chris ryall, mark torres, ash wood

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