Monday, Jul 21st, 2014

New Releases from IDW Publishing - In Stores July 23, 2014


Godzilla: Rulers of Earth#14

Chris Mowry (w) • MattFrank (a & c)

As our world recovers following Godzilla'sclimactic battle against the Devonians, a threat unlike any beforetakes aim at not only our world, but the monsters themselves! Oneof the biggest chapters in the series starts right here!

FC • 32 pages •$3.99


           • A new world-wide threat emerges!


Kill Shakespeare: The Mask ofNight #2 (of 4)

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

Mutiny!  With Titus’s deadlybattleship in hot pursuit and Hamlet and Juliet’s lives inthe balance, Viola must either defend her lover CaptainCesario’s decision to protect their stowaways, or lead afull-stage pirate mutiny against him.

FC • 32 pages •$3.99


·     An excellent companion piece to the newKill Shakespeare board game released by IDWGames!



menton3, Ben Murphy (w) •menton3, Ben Templesmith (a) •menton3 (c)

Three jaded fetish models areunexpectedly thrown into a violent world and made to confront ahorrible and unperceived truth: Hidden among us are entities thatfeed on the very thing we hold most sacred, our memories. No longercontent with their lives as hunted cattle, they become thehunters.  

HC • FC • $39.99 • 120 pages• ISBN: 978-1-61377-892-0


•    “Insightful andintelligent storytelling accompanied by wickedly beautiful artworkearns menton3 high praise from this comic fan for breaking down thewalls of what comic fans are ‘supposed’ to like.”–Comic Monsters    


Mike Mignola’s HellboyArtist’s EditionSPOTLIGHT

Mike Mignola (w & a & c)

Mike Mignolais one of the preeminent comics creators of the past 25years. His career was already firmly established for hisoutstanding work on characters like Batman, Wolverine, a myriad ofbeautiful covers and more… And thencame Hellboy. Mike's iconic creation struck ameteoric chord with fans from the very start and has not abated inthe 20 years since his debut.


This Artist's Edition features the firstfive issues of Hellboy in Hell as well as awealth of historic supplementary material: the first three Hellboystories—the two initial four-pagers, produced for promotionalpurposes, and the 10-page story from John Byrne'sNextmen #21— plus The Corpse, and twoother tales selected by Mignola for inclusion. 


Each page of Mike Mignola'sHellboy Artist's edition is shot from the original artand showcases Mignola's gorgeous work as closely as possible to thephysical page—this is a book for fans of great storytellingand students of the craft.

HC • BW • $95.00 net discount item• 200 Pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN:978-1-63140-003-2

·     What is an Artist’s Edition?

  • While appearing to be in black &white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely aspossible the experience of viewing the actual originalart—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs,blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Eachpage is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected isas close as possible to the original art board.

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Monday, Jul 21st, 2014

IDW And Comics Experience Announce Publishing Alliance Featuring Creator-Owned Books From New Talent


San Diego, CA (July 21, 2014)— IDW Publishing announced today a new publishing alliancewith Comics Experience, LLC—an online comics educationresource and creative community. Under the alliance IDW and ComicsExperience will focus on publishing creator-owned titles from newcomics talent.

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Friday, Jul 18th, 2014


New York, NY (July 18, 2014) – This year, Comic-Con shows its caring side witha panel about superheroes who save lives – not in comic booksor on the silver screen but in real life. Cartoonist CraigYoe will be joined by Stacie June ofUnilever’s health soap brand Lifebuoy, to talk about how the‘School of 5’ superheroes primarily through their comicbooks (along with School of 5 animation, radio shows, music, games,and walk-around characters) are saving the lives of children acrossthe world by changing handwashing behaviors. 

 Every 15 seconds, one child dies from diarrhoeaor pneumonia, diseases that are preventable through the simple actof handwashing with soap.  That is 1.7 million children everyyear.

 Yoe, and his partner CliziaGussoni, worked with Lifebuoy to create the team of‘School of 5’ superheroes and their adventures,capturing the imaginations of kids, teaching them to wash theirhands five times a day and to get their parents and siblings in theprogram, too. The handful of superheroes are Sparkle, the bigsister-type and the wise leader of the gang, Hairyback, a big furryand lovable master of bubbles, and the germ-busting triplets Biff,Bam and Pow. These 5 superheroes work together to bring thislifesaving habit to life and fight the yuckiest villain of all, theevil Nogood.

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Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014

IDW Publishing’s 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule

San Diego, CA (July 17, 2014)– Last week IDW released their highlyanticipated conventionexclusives for this year's San DiegoComic-Con, and now it's time to reveal IDW's panel and signingschedule! Make sure to clear your own schedule, because you won'twant to miss any of this!
IDW has an amazing list of talent signingin BOOTH #2643 this year.Come by and meet some of the biggest and brightest stars working incomics today!




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Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014

Lion Forge Comics Expands Distribution With IDW Publishing

SAN DIEGO and ST.LOUIS– (July 17,2014)  Since it doesn’t alwaysmake sense to bag and board your smartphone to try and preserveyour digital comic-book collection, Lion Forge Comics haspartnered with award-winning publisher IDW Publishing tointroduce its popular digital comics library into the print comicsmarket.   

Lion Forge is kicking off its print collection withtwo of its notable licensed titles, Airwolf andKnight Rider,based on the classic NBC Universal television series. The publisheralso will release its original series, Rampage Jackson: StreetSoldier, inspired by MMA fighter, Quinton“Rampage” Jackson. Lion Forge and IDW will also publishand distribute print trades of Lion Forge’s other originaland licensed collections, including titles from their all-ages andyoung adult imprint, ROAR Comics, as current digital versions arecompleted.


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Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014

Enemy Ace Joins The Artist’s Edition Ranks!


San Diego, CA (July 16, 2014)– Reimagining the popular war stories that filled the pagesof comic books throughout the 1950’ and 1960’s,Joe Kubert’s Enemy Ace made anunlikely hero into a genre icon. The classic tales of airbornesuspense that first thrilled readers over 50 years ago, will maketheir mark all over again with Joe Kubert Enemy Ace:Artist’s Edition.

Created by Robert Kanigher andJoe Kubert in 1968 as an alternate take on thehighly successful war-based comics, Enemy Ace introduced ahero that by all superficial definitions was a villain. Ahigh-flying pilot for the Germans, Hans von Hammer was a starsoldier but morally conflicted by the duties that his roledemanded.

“I’ve loved every single one of ourArtist’s Editions, but for me, this is the big one,”said Dirk Wood, IDW’s Vice President ofMarketing. “Ask Scott Dunbier, I’vebugged him about the possibility of this book since pretty much myfirst day at IDW. Kanigher and Kubert’s Enemy Acewas my absolute favorite comic as a kid, and remains so to thisday. To see that material again, in this format, is going to besomething special.”

Joe Kubert: Enemy Ace Artist’s Editionpresents five entire issues of the decorated DC Comics seriesStar Spangled War Stories, including #139, 140, 141, 142144. Scanned directly from the original art, this completecollection will also feature bonus material like covers and promos.At over 150 pages, the Artist’s Edition measures at 12”x 17”.

The masterwork joins the two Artist’s Editionsthat already showcased Kubert, Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of theApes and Joe Kubert’s Tor.

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Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014

The Complete CORTO MALTESE To Be Published In English For The First Time

Long before the term“graphic novel” entered the popular lexicon, theItalian cartoonist Hugo Pratt pioneered thelong-form “drawn literature” story in 1967 when heintroduced Corto Maltese in the epic adventure “The Ballad ofthe Salty Sea.”

Pratt set the standard for all adult adventure comicsin Europe, and by the mid-1970s Corto was thecontinent’s most popular series and Pratt the world’sleading graphic novelist. “He is one of the true masters ofcomic art,” says Frank Miller.

Pratt’s books remain best sellers in Europe andare published in a dozen languages yet until now, CortoMaltese has been poorly represented in English.

 “We intend to change all that,”says EuroComics editor Dean Mullaney. “Prattdeserves a first-rate American edition and America deservesCorto Maltese. We’re proud to publish Hugo Pratt asthe first graphic novelist in our EuroComics imprint; we’resimilarly pleased to publish him alongside MiltonCaniff and Alex Toth, two importantartistic influences on Pratt, from our long-standing Library ofAmerican Comics line.”


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Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014


Dungeons & Dragons takesadventuring to the next level this year with a brand new comic fromIDW Publishing, Legends of Baldur’s Gate. Theseries—which ties in to Wizards of the Coast’s massiveTyranny of Dragons event—comes smashing into stores this fallwith a tried-and-true team of questers.

With a battle-proven track record on series like Skullkickersand IDW’s own Samurai Jack, Jim Zub leads this all-new comicseries into battle with variant cover and interior artist MaxDunbar (Red Sonja: Atlantis Rises) and breakout The TRANSFORMERS:Windblade artist Sarah Stone who provides the standard-order coversfor the series.

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Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Team Up With The Ghostbusters To Save The (Un)known Universe!

The Crossover 30 Years In The Making Comes To IDW


San Diego, CA (July 15, 2014)– Two teams of legendary heroes will join forces this fall tosave New York City and the world from the paranormal and themonstrous when the Teenage Mutant NinjaTurtlescross paths withthe Ghostbusters! With both franchisescelebrating their 30th anniversariesthis year, it’s never been better time to team up ProtonPacks with Ninjutsu!
Transported to a different universe by a faulty invention,the TMNT find themselves in a New York City much like their own,but with one major exception: a rampant ghost problem! If thatweren’t enough, the Turtles and their reluctant new hosts,the Ghostbusters, soon find that theTurtles didn’t come alone…
The crossover is written by two talentedcreatorswho couldn’t be better acquainted with these uniquefranchises — TomWaltz and ErikBurnham. In addition to writing theongoingTurtles series at IDW, Waltz hasalso served as editor for theongoing Ghostbusters series,written by Burnham ­who, in turn, co-wrote the criticallyacclaimed series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: TheSecret History of The Foot Clan

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Monday, Jul 14th, 2014

New Releases from IDW Publishing for the week of July 14, 2014


24 #4

Ed Brisson (w) • MichaelGaydos (a) • Davide Furnò (c)

Now that you’ve seen Jack Bauer’sreturn to television in LIVE ANOTHER DAY, read the storythat sent the heroic agent spiraling into his darkest days as aninternational fugitive. In Odessa, Ukraine, Jack has found himselfstuck between the CIA and a Russian mobster from his past. How willhe get out of this one?

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·     Written by Ed Brisson (Comeback,Secret Avengers)!

·     Art by Eisner Award nominee MichaelGaydos (Alias)!





Borderlands: The Fall ofFyrestone #1—SPOTLIGHT

Mikey Neumann (w) • AgustinPadilla (a & c)

The epic story of Borderlandscontinues in part one of the new series, where fans find out whathappens after Roland, Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick step out ofMarcus's bus. As soon as they arrive in the once-prosperous town ofFyrestone, they realize that Pandora is a far more dangerous planetthan they first imagined. The Vault Hunters will go up against aruthless bandit known as "Nine Toes," but will they be able toovercome him? 

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·     Borderlands: The Fall ofFyrestone features other fan-favorite characterslike Claptrap, Dr. Ned, and TK Baha!

·     Written by original game writer, MikeyNeumann, with art by the fantastic AgustinPadilla -- the very same creative team behind thesmash-hit Borderlands: Origins!








Jack Lambert, Scott Marder and RobRosell (w) • Brandon McKinney (a) •Bernard Chang (c)

Frank Doberman was the greatestdetective of his era with the fastest car, biggest gun, andlongest… um…  arrestrecord.  But after a drug bust went horriblywrong, Doberman disappeared, seeking solace in MotherNature.  Now lured back to the Force by thepromise of vengeance, and an ice-cold six-pack, Doberman has todeal with a new age of computers, regulations, and an uber-villainwhom the world seems to believe has changed his ways.

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·     Don't miss this new action comedy from thewriters of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia!






Gate-Way, Vol. 1: A NewWorld

Joe Halpin, Sr. (w) •Juanfrancisco Moyano (a & c)

In a surreal setting where a red skyburns bright and the blanket of night brings a terror known only asthe Dark Souls, ex-cop Jake Ryan struggles to make sense of hissurroundings. Gate-Way is a story that weaves a richtapestry of loyalty, lust, intrigue, and betrayal as beggars,thieves, priests, and murderers all vie for power in a world thatrewards the bold and enslaves the weak.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages• ISBN: 978-1-63140-013-1

·     Collects issues #1–4.







Judge Dredd #21

Duane Swierczynski(w) • Shane Pierce (a) • DavidStoupakis (c)

“To Live and Die inDeadworld”—Judge Anderson is presumeddead, her body hopelessly transformed into the most mysterious ofthe new Dark Judges—JUDGE BLANK. But don’t countAnderson out yet. Her consciousness is loose in the vast, coldexpanse of Deadworld, and she’s desperately trying to findher way back to Mega-City One. But where she ends up just might bethe most frightening place of all…

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·     Special standalone story with art byShane Pierce!







The Last Fall #1 (of5)—SPOTLIGHT

Tom Waltz (w) • CaseyMaloney (a & c)

Marcus Fall is a battle-hardenedsoldier in a long-running inter-planetary war. After multiplecombat tours, Fall is finally able to leave the military and returnto his beloved wife and son. But his happy homecoming comes to atragic end when a suicide bomber murders his family. Devastated,Fall returns to the war with one bloody mission in mind: revengeagainst the enemy… every last one of them.

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·     An all-new originalsci-fi/military drama from the creative team behind the criticallyacclaimed Children of the Grave – fan-favoritewriter Tom Waltz (TMNT) and artistCasey Maloney (Star Trek).








Littlest Pet Shop #3 (of5)

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

Blythe's spotless academic record isin jeopardy when she's placed on a project with chronicunder-achievers Whittany and Brittany Biskit. Meanwhile, the pets'plan to help her out turns into a desperate search for Sunil whenhe's trapped with a ball python! Everyone must find a way to worktogether or face dire consequences. 

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

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

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







Steve Niles (w) • BenTemplesmith, Menton3 (a & c)

LUST is a prosebook, a comic book, and an art book all in one. The creative teamexplores the nature of the virtues and vices, specifically Chastityand Lust, as well as considers what it is that one may teach usabout the other, concluding this exploration by meeting at thebook's middle.

The VICE Series from 44FLOOD, of whichLUST is the first book, will have seven books focusing oneach of the seven vices and their corresponding virtue, as well asan eighth and final book with vice herself personified.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 72 pages• 8.5” x 12” • ISBN:978-1-61377-997-2

·     First time Niles and Templesmith arecollaborating together since their critically-acclaimed book 30Days of Night.







My Little Pony: Friendship isMagic #21

Ted Anderson (w) •Agnes Garbowska (a) • Garbowska, Bill Forster (c)

Some of our favorite Ponyvilleresidents, including Applejack, Rarity and Fluttershy, visitManehattan to see Trixie’s biggest magic trick yet: makingthe famous Ostlerheimer Diamond disappear! Only one thing goeswrong: the diamond disappears for real! All hoofs point to Trixieas the culprit, but not everything is as it seems in this magicalManehattan mystery!

FC • 32 pages •$3.99


·     Start of a new two-part story arc!

·     Variant cover by Mary Bellamy!





Powerpuff Girls Classics, Vol.4: Picture Perfect

Jennifer Moore, Sean Carolan, BrettLewis, Ian Boothby, Roger Fredricks, Frank Strom, John Rozum, TrinaRobbins (w) • Phil Moy, Stefanie Gladden,Christopher Cook, Bill Alger, Ricardo Garcia Fuentes (a)• Phil Moy (c)

They're cute. They're fun. And they'repowerful! The Cartoon Network classic Powerpuff Girlsreturns to comics in this collection of comic-book adventures. Thisfourth volume collects issues #17–22 of the DCseries.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 140 pages• ISBN: 978-1-63140-017-9

           Great for kids!







The Squidder#1—SPOTLIGHT

Ben Templesmith (w & a& c)

This all-new four-issue series finds an oldsoldier from a forgotten war in a post-apocalyptic world that hasleft him behind. He was one of the last of the legendary SquidderLegions. Can a discarded relic with a death wish and a rebelliousSquid priestess overthrow humanity’s tentacled alienoverlords? Ben Templesmith returns to his roots tofinally do the tentacle/Cthulhu-orientated book he's alwayspromised! The Squidder mixes action, horror, sciencefiction, and fantasy elements with a touch of Squidlydestruction.

 FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·     Variant greyscale cover by BenTemplesmith!

·     First new series written and illustrated byBen Templesmith in years!






Star Trek Special: Flesh andStone

Scott and David Tipton (w) • SharpBros. (a & c)

When a Starfleet medical conference iscrashed by a deadly metamorphic virus, DoctorsBeverly Crusher, Julian Bashir and Katherine Pulaskihave to race against finda cure.  The answers lie in the distant past, deep withinthe files of Dr. Leonard McCoy! All of StarTrek's medical officers team up for thefirst time ever!

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·     Created in conjunction withXPRIZE, sponsors of the Qualcomm Medical Tricordercompetition!







Steranko Nick Fury: Agent ofS.H.I.E.L.D.: Artist’s Edition—SPOTLIGHT

Jim Steranko (w & a & c)

In the mid-1960s, JimSteranko burst into the Marvel Age of comics in a BIG way,and the innovative, cinematic techniques he introduced in his brieftenure at The House of Ideas stand to this day as a high-water markin the history of graphic storytelling.

More than any other series, Steranko ismost associated with Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. ThisArtist's Edition collects the first 12 stories of Steranko's run,from Strange Tales #151 — #162, as well as all hiscovers from these issues. Additionally, there will be a selectnumber of extras presented. And, as usual, nearly all the pageshave been scanned from the original art, from Steranko's privatearchives. 

HC • BW • $95.00 net discount item• 176 Pages • 15” x 22” • ISBN:978-1-61377-968-2


·     What is an Artist’s Edition?

  • While appearing to be in black &white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely aspossible the experience of viewing the actual originalart—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs,blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Eachpage is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected isas close as possible to the original art board.



Tarzan: The Complete RussManning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 3: 1971-1974

Russ Manning (w & a &c)

The third volume of a four-book seriescollecting the entire run of the Tarzan newspaper strip byRuss Manning presents the final two complete dailystorylines, plus four extended Sunday adventures. In the dailiesfrom August 2, 1971 through July 29, 1972, Tarzan returns to theEarth’s core, while Korak plays guide on the dangerous whitewater river. In the Sundays from January 24, 1971 through March 17,1974, Tarzan travels to Pal-ul-don and Korak enters the City ofXuja.

HC • B&W • $49.99 • 296pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN:978-1-61377-982-8


·     “There’s no denying Manning’scapability, not just as an artist but also as a storyteller. Hiscrisp, dynamic art excels in the best Alex Raymond/BurneHogarth tradition.” –The ComicsJournal



Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesAnimated, Vol. 4: Mutagen Mayhem

Various (w & a & c)

Re-live the action of the newTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon with Leo, Don, Mikey,Raph, April, and Shredder in the newest volume of this popularyoung reader screengrab series. This volume adapts the Season 2opener "The Mutation Situation" plus "Mutagen Man Unleashed", whichintroduces Casey Jones!

TPB • FC • $7.99 • 120 pages• 5” x 7” • ISBN:978-1-61377-983-5

           • Great for kids!







Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles#36

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

Leonardo and Splinter plan for the coming warwith Shredder. As they meditate on what their true path must be,they are engulfed by darkness. And from that darknessemerges… the Rat King! Will his meddling with their mindslead to salvation or madness?

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·     The fan-favorite character that everyone hasbeen asking for is here!

·     Variant cover by MarkTorres!







The X-Files Classics, Vol.4

John Rozum, Dwight Jon Zimmerman(w) • Alexander Saviuk (a) • SamShearon (c)

Mulder and Scully continue to chase downleads in the most bizarre and unexplained cases the FBI has everseen! Collecting issues #30–41 of the Topps series, Volume 4features stories such as "Surrounded," "Crop Duster," "Skybuster,""N.D.E.," "Devil's Advocate," and more.

HC • FC • $29.99 • 280 pages• ISBN: 978-1-61377-988-0

           • Collects the final issues of the Topps series!








The X-Files: Year Zero #1 (of5)—SPOTLIGHT

Karl Kesel (w) • Vic Malhotra, Greg Scott(a) • Carlos Valenzuela (c)

When a blue-collar worker from New Jerseypasses prophetic messages to the FBI from a mysterious “Mr.Zero,” Mulder is convinced it is the same otherworldly entitythat contacted the FBI through a suburban housewife in the 1940s.This similarly named “Mr. Xero” pointed the FBI towardmany unusual cases, leading to the establishment of “theX-Files”!

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·     At last, the true origin of “TheX-Files”!

·     Written by Karl Kesel (FantasticFour, Superboy)!

·     Ask your retailer about the FrancescoFrancavilla variant cover!





Zombies vs Robots: Z-Boyz inthe Robot Graveyard (PROSE)

John Shirley  (w) • DanielBradford (a & c)

The brain infection known as theZombie vs Robots prose program continues with thisexclusive two-part novella from cyberpunk JohnShirley (The Crow). Evocative full-colorillustrations of distressing robot-on-zombie violence by a masterof dystopian atmospherics and unease provided by DanielBradford (King).

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 108pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN978-1-63140-008-7

·     Written by JohnShirley, writer of IDW’s TheCrow: Death & Rebirth series!


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