New Releases for the week of June 16, 2014

Monday, Jun 16th, 2014

 

 

 

 

Archie: The Swingin' Sixties: Complete Daily Newspaper Comics: 1963-1965

Bob Montana (w & a & c)

Continuing the Eisner Award-winning series collecting the Archie newspaper strip, we reach the mid-1960s when the now-famous cast of Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and Reggie are part of a rich ensemble presented by cartoonist Bob Montana. As Bart Beaty notes, "The strip is not so much about Archie as it is about the interaction of all those characters who exist in his orbit. The relatively large cast is particularly suited to the gag-a-day format."

HC • B&W • $49.99 • 296 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-972-9

•  Includes more than 800 comics from April 1963 through the end of 1965.

 


 

Charles Schulz’s Peanuts: Artist’s Edition HC—SPOTLIGHT

Charles Schulz (w & a & c)

Charles Schulz's Peanuts debuted as what is arguably the most important comic strip of all time in 1950. Peanuts transcended the medium, presenting complex issues and moral dilemmas in the space of four panels, while maintaining a bitingly funny sense of humor. Charlie Brown, Lucy Van Pelt, Linus, Schroeder, kite eating tree, the Great Pumpkin, and, of course, Snoopy… all are embedded in our psyches. Now, for the first time, Schulz's classic creation will be seen in a way as close as possible to the original art created by the artist himself—in IDW's multi-award-winning Artist's Edition format, with each strip being carefully scanned and reproduced. Note: Because of the enormous size Charles Schulz worked, these originals will be reduced in size from the original art.

HC • BW • $75.00 net discount item • 144 Pages • 19” x 10” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-952-1                                                                              

 What is an Artist’s Edition?

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    • AN ARTIST'S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.
    • While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

 

Deadworld: Restoration

Gary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a & c)

The zombie classic continues, from the same creative team that brought you the acclaimed War of the Dead. The lepers have been slaughtered, the people who have escaped the breeder pits head for the safety of New Washington, but now the zombies are under the control of Donna, the half-human/half-zombie hybrid.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-974-3

         

 • “This is thinking man’s horror done right.” –Comic Bastards


 

Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two #1 Director’s Cut

Douglas Wolk (w) • Ulises Farinas (a & c)

Mega-City Two has been drawing praise from comic critics and longtime fans alike. Now, in celebration of this acclaimed miniseries, we are proud to release a special Director’s Cut of the first issue, which includes all of the covers along with the comic’s script, plus annotations and sketches, giving a rare insight into the inner workings of a comic book from initial thought to publication. Join series writer Douglas Wolk and artist Ulises Farinas as we reprise their story of Dredd’s first visit to the West Coast!

FC • 48 pages • $4.99

• Ever wanted to see the inner workings of a comic? This Director’s Cut contains the entire script from the first issue!

 


 

 

Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night #1 (of 4)—SPOTLIGHT

Anthony Del Col & Conor McCreery(w) • Andy Belanger (a & c)

The award-winning series returns with a high seas tale of pirate battles, vengeance and lost love. Hamlet, Juliet, Othello and Shakespeare become pawns in a deadly game of survival between the legendary masked pirate Captain Cessario, his first mate Viola, and the new terror on the water, Titus Andronicus’ forbidding war ship The Lavinia.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

· An excellent companion piece to the new Kill Shakespeare board game released by IDW Games!

 


 

Littlest Pet Shop #2 (of 5)

Georgia Ball (w) • Nico Peña, Antonio Campo (a) • Peña (c)

The pets are convinced a new pet store rival will be the end of the Littlest Pet Shop... Meanwhile, Blythe is absorbed in the latest card game craze: BATTLEPETS! Left to their own devices, the pets are on a mission to save their beloved home-away-from-home.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

· Brand-new stories featuring characters from the hit television series and toy line!

· Written by Georgia Ball (Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony)!

 


 

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #6

Thom Zahler (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

The newest Friends Forever features Trixie & Rainbow Dash! Trixie finds herself the queen of a new kingdom and calls on Rainbow Dash to wow her subjects with some amazing flying stunts. However Trixie has a hidden agenda. When Rainbow discovers the truth, just how much of a friend will she want to be?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

· Fan-favorite character Trixie gets her first spotlight in comics!

 


 

Parker: The Hunter by Richard Stark With Illustrations by Darwyn Cooke—SPOTLIGHT

Richard Stark (w) • Darwyn Cooke (a & c)

In 1962, Donald E. Westlake, writing under the pseudonym Richard Stark, created what would become one of the most important and enduring crime fiction series' ever produced—PARKER. Westlake wrote more than 20 Parker novels, many are considered classics of the genre, and a number of which have transitioned to the big screen. Most notable of these is Point Blank, directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin, released in 1967. Westlake received many accolades during his distinguished career, including being named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writer's of America, that prestigious organization's highest honor.

 

Darwyn Cooke has adapted four Parker books as graphic novels so far, including the recently released Slayground. The first three, The Hunter, The Outfit, and The Score have all won Eisner and Harvey Awards. He will be providing all-new color illustrations for The Hunter, the first in a series of hardcover prose novels released in chronological order and featuring Cooke's art.

 

The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loves and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind—to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!

HC • FC • $24.99 • 160 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-659-9

· Printed for the first time as a hardcover edition!

 


 

Popeye Classics #23

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

Every swab's favorite comic is here! Includes a salty super seafaring adventure "Thimble Theatre Presents Popeye in Boom! Boom!” You'll be rolling on the floor laughing! The genius cartoonist Bud Sagendorf does it again!

FC • 52 pages • $3.99

 


 

Powerpuff Girls #10

Troy Little (w & a & c)

Boy band fever EXPLODES into all out war, when Boogie Man (fighting for the power of disco) and the Rowdyruff Boys (fighting in the corner of punk rock) attack the Powerpuff Girls and their favorite hunky band. But when Boogie Man uses his groovy powers to turn everyone funky, will anyone come out unscathed?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 


Samurai Jack #9

Jim Zub (w) • Ethen Beavers (a) • Andy Suriano (c)

The Samurai Jack saga continues at IDW! How can our time-traveling samurai defeat a foe that controls the forces of gravity? Get ready for a comic-reading experience like no other in this dizzying battle-tastic issue!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

· Things spiral out of control for Samurai Jack!

· “We may not have the cartoon series, but we have a pretty awesome comic series to warm our hearts.” –IGN

 


 

Star Trek: Harlan Ellison®’s City on the Edge of Forever #1 (of 5)—GEM OF THE MONTH

Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Juan Ortiz (c)

For the first time ever, a visual presentation of the much-discussed, unrevised, unadulterated version of Harlan Ellison’s award-winning Star Trek teleplay script, “The City on the Edge of Forever!” This Hugo- and Writer’s Guild of America Award-winning teleplay has been much discussed for decades but only here can you see the story as Mr. Ellison originally intended!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

· A Star Trek event nearly 50 years in the making!

· Adapted by the Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who team working closely with Harlan Ellison!

· Regular covers by Juan Ortiz (Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz)

· The filmed episode is ranked as one of TV Guide’s Top 100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History!

 


 

Starstruck Treasury Edition—CERTIFIED COOL

Elaine Lee (w) • Michael Wm. Kaluta (a & c)

Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta's galaxy spanning epic has always been larger than life—but now it is bigger still! Kaluta's art has never been printed in this gigantic format before and his delicate line work is a thing of beauty to behold. Whether you are a life-long Starstruck devotee or are just discovering it, this treasury will open your eyes to Kaluta and Starstruck as they never have been before!

FC • 72 pages • 9.25” x 14.25” • $9.99

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #35

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Mateus Santolouco (a) • Santolouco, Eastman (c)

Raphael and Michelangelo pay a visit to Old Hob. Turns out the cat’s been busy trying to create new mutants while the Turtles have been away! Will Raph and Mike try to stop him? The choice becomes more difficult when Slash reveals a surprise!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

· A major turning point for fan-favorite characters Old Hob and Slash!

· Variant cover by Ken Garig!

 


 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1 (of 4)—SPOTLIGHT

Paul Allor (w) • Ross Campbell (a) • David Petersen (c)

A brand new mini-series from Paul Allor, Erik Burnham and some of the best IDW TMNT artists ever! The Turtles become unstuck in time and go spinning into the past! First stop: the prehistoric age, where they are far from the most dangerous reptiles around! Will the Turtles be able to find their way home without damaging history?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

· No time period is safe in this epoch-spanning epic!

 


 

V-Wars #3

Jonathan Maberry (w) • Alan Robinson (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

Taurus Harper is the newest member of V-8, the military special operations unit assigned to dismantling-with extreme force-the ever increasing number of vampire terrorist cells popping up. Taurus is young, enthusiastic, fearless… his teammates in V-8 know he’s just the type to catch the first bullet. But, is there even more to this new recruit than anyone realizes?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

· By New York Times best-selling author, Jonathan Maberry!

 


 

Winterworld #1—SPOTLIGHT

Chuck Dixon (w) • Butch Guice (a & c)

Winter is coming early! All new stories based on the Chuck Dixon/Jorge Zaffino classic! The apocalyptic international comics sensation of an Earth turned to an icy hell is back with Dixon returning to script and Butch Guice doing some of the best work of his illustrious artistic career as they take on the bleak and frozen future. Follow Scully and Wynn from their icy home of Wintersea into a killing wasteland where the coldest place is the human heart.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·  Written & co-created by Chuck Dixon (G.I. JOE, Batman, Nightwing)!

·  Art by Butch Guice (Captain America, Birds of Prey, Action Comics)!

 

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