New Releases from IDW Publishing for the week of June 30, 2014

Monday, Jun 30th, 2014

Ben 10 Classics, Vol. 2: It's Ben a Pleasure

Robbie Busch, Jason Hall, Sholly Fisch, Arie Kaplan (w) • Ethen Beavers, Min S Ku, Scott Cohn, Gordon Purcell (a) • Ethen Beavers (c)

The adventures continue with stories such as "Eggs With Legs," "Intergalactic Spazz Club," and more. Volume 2 presents the Ben 10 comics from Cartoon Network Action Pack issues #19–26.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-973-6

            • Never before collected!

 


 

Dexter’s Laboratory #4 (of 4)

Derek Fridolfs (w) • Ryan Jampole (a & c)

Failing to stop his sister, Dexter has been captured by her royal guards, and now faces punishment at the hands of Princess Dee Dee. As he struggles to endure her torment, can Dexter come up with one last-ditch plan to change their fates? Or is he doomed to live the rest of his life without science?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

·      Ryan Jampole was nominated for a 2013 Harvey award for “Most Promising Talent” for his work on Archie Comics’ Mega Man!

·      Variant cover by Tony Fleecs!

 


 

Dexter's Laboratory Classics, Vol. 1

Genndy Tartakovsky, John F. Kelly, Paul Rudish, Craig McCracken, Chuck Kim, Dan Slott, John Rozum (w) • Genndy Tartakovsky, Paul Rudish, Bill Alger, John Delaney, Gary Fields (a) • Ethen Beavers (c)

Dexter's Laboratory Classics contains the never-before-collected issues starting with Cartoon Network Presents #1 and 4, as well as the first four issues of the ongoing series originally published by DC Comics.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-975-0

            • Collects stories written and drawn by creator Genndy Tartakovsky!

 

 


 

G.I. JOE, Vol. 3: Siren's Song

Paul Allor (w) • Alex Cal, S L Gallant, Atilio Rojo, Nicole Virella, Robert Atkins, Chris Evenhuis, Steve Kurth (a) • Steve Kurth (c)

In the aftermath of COBRA’s New York attack, BARONESS leads a new up-and-coming officer called SIREN around the world—and into the past uncovering secrets about the previous Cobra Commander while coming face-to-face with the ruthless current one!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-012-4

 

            • Collects issues #12–15.

 


 

Indestructible, Vol. 1

Jeff Kline (w) • Javi Garron, Salvi Garcia, Chris Johnson (a) • Bernard Chang (c)

Meet Greg Pincus—the planet’s brand-spanking-newest Superhero. One small problem: Greg is neither super, nor particularly heroic. But, he's sure enjoying the perks that accompany the world's misconception. Can Greg successfully navigate a celebrity-obsessed culture without revealing his secret shame?  Will his hirsute best friend/roommate (Barry) ever stop making things worse?  Will the League of Defenders quit sniping long enough to battle evil?  And, most importantly, will Greg's Mother–June–ever be freakin' satisfied???

TPB • FC • $14.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-977-4

 

·      "A laugh out loud exploration of superhero and superego." –George R.R. Martin

·      Jeff Kline (Transformers: Prime, G.I. Joe: Renegades) pens this serio-comedic take on a reluctant hero, and contemplates what it means to be “special” in a world where fame can come and go faster than a speeding bullet. Collects issues #1–4.

 


 

Indestructible #7

Ken Kristensen (w) • Giancarlo Caracuzzo (a) • Jose Lopez (c)

Barely escaping the Super Illustrated photo shoot with their body parts (and dignity) intact, Stoner and Barry run into some unexpected trouble as they prep for their People's Choice Awards debut. Meanwhile, Art gets poked, June gets bounced, Cathy gets spurned, Nancy gets pissed, and the mysterious kidnapper, Tarr, gets deadly serious.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

·      Things just keep getting worse for Greg Pincus in Indestructible, created by Jeff Kline (Transformers: Prime)!

 


 

LOAC Essentials 5: The Bungle Family 1930

Harry J. Tuthill (w & a & c)

Art Spiegelman called The Bungle Family “the most underrated comic strip in our history.” Bill Blackbeard wrote, “There has been nothing like it in comic strips since.” Hogan’s Alley magazine proclaimed, “The Bungle Family was about as wholly an adult comic strip as the field has ever known.”

 

Yet only sporadic examples of Harry J. Tuthill’s masterpiece have been available to modern readers. Until now! This volume—collecting the complete 1930 dailies—remedies that situation.

HC • B&W• $24.99 • 336 pages • 11” x 4.25” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-958-3

 


 

Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows #1 Hundred Penny Press Edition—CERTIFIED COOL
Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

The bargain-priced debut issues of the beloved series continue here with this dollar comic presenting “The Haunting of Keyhouse,” the first chapter of Crown of Shadows, the haunting third storyline in the Locke & Key saga!

FC • 32 pages • $1.00

 


 

The Maxx: Maxximized, Vol. 1

Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)

Sam Kieth's own quirky brand of brilliance has been wowing fans and inspiring cartoonists for more than 25 years. As one of the earliest creators for Image Comics, Kieth created The Maxx—a homeless superhero who lives in a box. Both Maxx and his social worker friend Julie share adventures in both the real world and in "the Outback," a fantasy realm inhabited by their jungle-inspired totems. 

HC • FC • $21.99 • 104 pages • 7” x 11” •  ISBN: 978-1-61377-959-0

 

"Being such a huge fan of The Maxx since its genesis, I honestly cannot think of even one good reason not to run out and get this book." ­–Geeked Out Nation

Every page scanned from the original art and re-mastered! Completely re-colored under the watchful eye of Sam Kieth!

 


 

Rogue Trooper Classics #3 (of 12)

Gerry Finley-Day (w) • Dave Gibbons, Colin Wilson, Mike Dorey (a) • John McCrea (c)

Clone war! Nu-Earth, a planet ravaged by war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. In this battle-scarred landscape, the Norts and Southers fight where only the Genetic Infantrymen can survive unaided. Rogue is one such soldier, and these are his tales... all in color for the very first time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

·      Art by Dave Gibbons, of Watchmen and Doctor Who fame!

·      All-new covers by Eisner Award winner John McCrea!

·      Enjoy the classic Rogue Trooper strips in color for the first time!

 


 

Star Mage #4 (of 6)

JC De La Torre (w) • Franco Cespedes (a & c)

A few months after the dramatic cliffhanger in Issue 3, Darien and his friends are forced to fend off Orasmas' monsters while Arylos searches for the truth. Plus, what does Earthen Aaron King have to do with anything?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

·      A crucial new character is revealed!

·      Star Mage has been called "Part Ender's Game, part Last Starfighter, even part Star Wars.”

·      This issue also features two comic shorts - Whimsy by Marcus Rocco and Jean-Francois Beaulieu and Soul Men Guide Files 03 by Sal Brucculeri and Ibai Canales.

 


 

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Vol. 2

Phil Hester (w) • Roger Robinson (a) • Jerry Ordway (c)

The hunt for the hidden Judgment Towers between T.H.U.N.D.E.R. and The Subterraneans takes a twist when a mysterious third organization makes a play for the alien artifacts. Lightning receives some sobering news and a powerful new recruit named John Janus appears, but will he join the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents or destroy them?

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-985-9

 

·      Collects issues #5–8.

 


 

Tribes: The Dog Years Special Edition—CERTIFIED COOL

Michael Geszel, Peter Spinetta (w) • Inaki Miranda (a & c)

A new deluxe hardcover edition of the epic graphic novel that iFanboy gave five stars, urging readers to "run out and grab it...because we're talking about the post-apocalypse and all the masterful world-building provided by the best stories in the genre." MTV Splashpage praised it as a "timeless tale that would sit quite comfortably alongside the greatest works of science fiction and fantasy." Forces of Geek said "not only gorgeous, but creatively pushes the boundaries of the printed page" while Publishers Weekly lauded Inaki Miranda and Eva de la Cruz's "standout" artwork and writers Michael Geszel and Peter Spinetta for "constructing a believable world that has been run by teenagers for generations."

HC • FC • $39.99 • 224 pages • 11” x 8” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-966-8

 

·      Tribes is like Mad Max by way of Disney. Inaki draws with a widescreen vision that jumps off the page.”Paul Pope

 


 

WEIRD Love #2

Various (w & a & c)

The first issue of WEIRD Love was a blazing buzz book—the hot gossipy talk of comic fans! Now, right on the heels—the HIGH heels—of that controversial comic is the second stupifying issue of 1950s and beyond kinky classics. WEIRD Love #2 leads off with a tawdry, torrid tale, “Yes, I was an Escort Girl!” with a vintage salacious cover to match! Five more bizarro stories luridly illustrated with Good Girl Art follow, including, “Mini-skirts Must Go!” and “Too Fat for Love!” WEIRD Love has been called “by far the most jaw-dropping and entertaining comic today!” Order this and you will see why fanboys and fangirls! 

FC • 48 pages • $3.99

 

·      $3.99 for 48 pages of lovingly weird comics from the Eisner-winning master of archival comics, Craig Yoe and Yoe Studios!

 


 

The X-Files: Conspiracy  

Paul Crilley, Erik Burnham, Ed Brisson, Denton J. Tipton (w) • John Stanisci, Salvador Navarro, Michael Walsh, Dheeraj Verma, Vic Malhotra (a) • Miran Kim (c)

When The Lone Gunmen discover Internet files from the future, they learn that a plague will soon wipe out most of humanity. With Agents Mulder and Scully working one lead, the Gunmen must spring into action and investigate several urban legends: a group of ghost-hunters, mutant turtles that live in the sewers, shape-changing alien robots, and a vengeful spirit from beyond the grave!

HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-896-8

 

·      The X-Files investigates the Ghostbusters, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Crow!

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