New Wednesday, New Books!

Wednesday, Nov 9th, 2011

This week's new books include: 30 Days of Night Ongoing #2, Archie: Best of Samm Schwartz Vol 1, Bob Powell's Terror, Crawl to Me #4, Dungeons & Dragons: Drizzt #3, and many more!



30 Days of Night Ongoing #230 Days of Night Ongoing #2

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Steve Niles (w) • Sam Kieth (a) • Kieth, Davide Furno (c)
Fright-master Steve Niles returns to the creation that launched his career for an all-new 30 DAYS OF NIGHT ongoing series, with warped genius Sam Kieth (creator of THE MAXX) joining in the bloodletting! Our curious heroine is granted her greatest wish, but will it also be her last? Features an all-new cast of characters being introduced to the world of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT for the first time!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
    Bernie Wrightson cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archie: Best of Sam Schwartz Vol 1Archie: Best of Samm Schwartz, Vol. 1

Various (w) • Samm Schwartz (a & c)
Samm Schwartz was one of the main Archie artists in the 1950s and 1960s. He worked on all the major Archie characters, but is most remembered for his portrayal of Jughead. Samm’s greatest talents were his storytelling ability, depicting facial expressions and body language. But the key ingredient along with his talent was his keen sense of humor that brought the characters to life.
HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 Pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-041-2

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Introduction by Kevin Nowlan!

 

 

Bob Powell's TerrorBob Powell's Terror

Craig Yoe, Bob Powell (w) • Bob Powell (a & c)
Cult favorite Bob Powell was a master 1950s horror cartoonist delineating some of the most imaginative and incredibly drawn comics in the genre. His terrifying ghouls were as gruesome as his tantalizing girls were gorgeous! The introduction is by Eisner winner Craig Yoe and details Powell's comics career with extensive and revealing quotes from a recently discovered manuscript about his work penned by Powell himself.

The front matter is profusely illustrated with rare ephemera and flawless reproductions of Powell's original art. Bob Powell's Terror prints a generous amount of horror comic stories carefully scanned and reproduced from vintage horror-era comics, many of them quite rare and expensive—if you could even find them!

This beautifully designed 148-page library-quality full-color hardback book is volume two in The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics series.
HC • FC • $21.99 • 148 Pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-067-2

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If you like your horror comics chilling and archival, then be sure to check out of The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics: Dick Briefer's Frankenstein.

 

Crawl to Me #4Crawl To Me #4 (of 4)

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Alan Robert (w) • Alan Robert (a) • Robert, menton3 (c)
Life of Agony bassist turned comic creator, Alan Robert (of Wire Hangers fame), ends his four-part horror mini-series with a psychotic and unexpected twist. With Ryan's family missing and his paranoia in high gear, he finally builds up the courage to climb into the bone-laden crawl space. But what he finds inside will seriously blow your mind. Be prepared for one helluva head trip! Written and illustrated by Robert, with covers by Robert and menton3 (Silent Hill: Past Life), plus incentive covers by U.K. artist, David Lupton. Visit, CrawlToMeComic.com for more information.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:
        David Lupton cover!

 

Dungeons & Dragons Drizzt #3Dungeons & Dragons: Drizzt #3 (of 5)

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R.A. & Geno Salvatore (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Gonzalo Flores, Tim Seeley (c)
The first original comic starring DRIZZT DO’URDEN continues! R.A. Salavtore maps out the future of his most famous creation from the popular Forgotten Realms setting. Drizzt and Dahlia begin to unravel the mystery before them, setting them on a collision course with Valindra Shadowmantle. Meanwhile, Thimbledorf Pwent faces the greatest temptation of his un-life thanks to the machinations of Korbin Dor’crae.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
     “Monster of the Month” cover!

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From New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, leading directly into his next Drizzt novel!

 

HP Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror #2H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror #2 (of 4)

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Joe R. Lansdale (w) • Peter Bergting (a) • menton3 (c)
The limits of sanity are stretched as the horror continues! The mystery deepens as four young friends must band together to stop the cosmic horror they have unleashed upon an unsuspecting world. They may lose their minds in the process, but that’s much better than the alternative! A new vision of the most famous H.P. Lovecraft story continues, courtesy of Joe Lansdale and company!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Nick Percival cover!

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Includes a back-up story by Robert Weinberg and menton3!
Ask your retailer how to get a variant Nick Percival cover!
Ask your retailer how to get a Dunwich Horror prose chapbook Vol. 2 (of 3)!

 

Felix the CatGreatest Felix the Cat Comic Book Tales

Otto Messmer (w & a & c)
Felix the Cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat! Felix's original artist, Otto Messmer, penned brilliant stories for Dell and Harvey during comic books' Golden Age. Well over two hundred pages showcase Felix's magic carpet trips to surreal lands, times past, and into Toy Land, as well as his hilarious domestic adventures, too. Felix the Cat's Greatest Comic Book Tales sports a fascinating foreword by Don Oriolo, son of Joe Oriolo, whose wonderful stories ran alongside Messmer's and are included in the book. Comic Historian Craig Yoe sets the stage in his introduction with revealing behind-the-scenes insight complemented by rare original art and ephemera.
TPB  PC  $27.99  224 pages  8.5” x 11”  ISBN: 978-1-61377-085-6

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Now available in trade paperback!

 

Godzilla: Gangsters & GoliathsGodzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths

John Layman (w)  Alberto Ponticelli (a)  Geof Darrow (c)
Detective Makoto Sato is on a quest to bring down the Takahashi crime syndicate. Sato's efforts earn him a one-way trip to a tropical getaway, courtesy of the Tokyo criminal underworld. The exotic locale? MONSTER ISLAND! Alone and facing death at the hands of both gangsters and goliaths, Sato must use his wits to survive—and enlist the aid of some most unusual friends. Join superstar creators John Layman (Chew) and Alberto Ponticelli (Unknown Soldier) for this unusual and exciting miniseries of monster mayhem!
HC  FC  $19.99  120 pages  6.625” x 10.187”  ISBN: 978-1-61377-033-7

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“Layman does a great job filling in a little character and giving us the whole set-up… art work by Ponticelli is fantastic and his pencils fit right at home capturing the feeling of Monster Island.” — ComicAttack.net
“This comic feels like a newly-discovered 1960s Godzilla movie that was buried and somehow lost between classics like “Destroy All Monsters,” “Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster,” and “All Monsters Attack.” — ComicBookResources.com

 

 

Jack Avarice is The Courier #2Jack Avarice IS The Courier #2 (of 5)

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Chris Madden (w & a & c)
Be careful what you ask for—it might get you! Jack Avarice has just been dumped head-first into the world of international spying, and he's about to find out if he can swim!  Recruited by the secretive Courier agency, it quickly becomes apparent to Jack that his life might not be quite as it seems. But before he can digest this revelation, he's off on his first harrowing mission with a gorgeous new partner, and a deadly new mission—unravel the mystery of the Eyes of Fate... before they can unleash their horror upon the world!
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Chris Madden sketch cover!

 

 

Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games #3Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games #3 (of 5)

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Greg Bear, Erik Bear (w) • Jorge Jimenez (a) • Jeff Zornow (c)
Agent Espinoza is being hunted on Jurassic Park, both by dinosaurs and a blood-thirsty drug cartel. Tired, hungry and sick of being the prey, a desperate Espinoza decides to flip the tables and start getting crafty! The end result is a battle to the death at the top of a waterfall with deadly dinos on all sides.  It's maximum Jurassic action in this issue of Dangerous Games!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Black and white Jeff Zornow variant cover!

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

 

Monstrous CollectionThe Monstrous Collection of Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson

Steve Niles (w) • Bernie Wrightson (a & c)
From the creator of 30 Days of Night comes a colletion so terrifying, so huge, so gritty and raw that it had to be called MONSTROUS. Collecting the collaborations between two living horror legends—Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson—this tome includes three complete tales: Dead She Said; The Ghoul, and Doc Macabre, each a piece of the dark, dangerous universe Niles has created in the shadows of the world we think we know. Enjoy them here, collected together and in oversize black and white form for the first time.
HC • BW • $50.00 • 176 Pages • 9” x 13.5” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-017-7

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 “If you haven't seen it, you have to take a look at Bernie's art. It really is fantastic.” — Comic Insight
Don’t miss this classic pairing, presented in striking oversized black and white so you can enjoy every gruesome detail!

 

John Byrne's Next Men, Vol 2John Byrne’s Next Men, Vol. 2: Scattered, Pt. 2
John Byrne (w & a & c)

Scattered across time and with no idea where their fellow Next Men may be, Bethany, Nathan, Tony, Jasmine, Jack and Danny find themselves alone. But their impact on history and their role in events continue as master craftsman John Byrne unwinds the conclusion of the first arc after his return to Next Men.  
HC • FC • $24.99 • 120 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-069-6

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With Scattered concluded, it’s on to the next and final phase: Aftermath!
“Byrne pours emotion onto the faces of his characters and allows for a good amount of stagecraft to take place in each panel. Everything is played for great payoff and dramatic effect.” — Daily Blam

 

 

Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes #2Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes #2 (of 6)

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Chris Roberson (w) • Jeffrey Moy & Philip Moy (a) • Phil Jimenez, Steve Lightle (c)
The epic IDW/DC Comics crossover continues Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise have returned to Earth, but discover that it isn't the Earth they remember. And a group of Legionnaires stranded in the 23rd century find that history has changed around them. But can either team uncover what's gone wrong in time? And what will happen when they encounter each other?
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Phil Jimenez, 1 Steve Lightle)
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
Gabriel Rodriguez cover

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Continuing the first-ever crossover series between IDW Publishing and the DC Universe!
Featuring Phil Jimenez covers on every issue!
Each issue will also feature a cover by classic LSH and Star Trek artists! This issue, Steve Lightle!

 

 

Doctor Who #11Doctor Who #11

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Tony Lee (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Mark Buckingham, photo (c)
Bodysnatchers: The finale! Finding themselves inside an alien asylum, the Doctor, Amy, and Rory have discovered that many of the human patients within actually house the minds of some of the Doctor’s most terrifying enemies! But before the Doctor can work out who has done this hideous body swap, he himself becomes a victim!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
        Matthew Dow Smith cover!

Bullet points:   
Ask your retailer about the rare Matthew Dow Smith variant cover!

 

Locke & Key: The Guide to the Known KeysLocke & Key: The Guide to the Known Keys
Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez, more (a) • Rodriguez (c)
This special standalone issue features an expanded Guide to the Known Keys, an all-new Guide to Failed Keys, and a story of summer-night magic, set in Keyhouse's unlikely past.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

* Variants:
    Variant Gabriel Rodriguez cover!

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Locke & Key: Clockworks #3 coming next month!


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