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Tuesday, Jun 10th, 2014

New Releases for June 11, 2014

Angry Birds Comics#1—SPOTLIGHT

Jeff Parker (w) • DavidBaldeon (a) • Paco Rodriques (c)

Angry Birds,the world’s most popular mobile game franchise, makesit’s comic book debut! Featuring a fun-filled, action packedstory from Eisner-nominated creator Jeff Parker,these comics are ready to slingshot their way off the page and intoyour hearts!

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·   Checkout our Angry Birds Fun Packs in the merchandise section,featuring 4 different stories!

·   VariantKISS/Angry Birds mash-up cover by Kiss Kidsartist Jose Holder!

 


 

ChicacabraSPOTLIGHT

Tom Beland (w & a& c)

TomBeland, creator of the multipleEisner-nominated series True Story, Swear to God, returnswith an all-new graphic novel.Heads will roll in 2014 when the world gets ataste of CHICACABRA! In Puerto Rico,there is a girl, Isabel Sanchez, who could be like any othergirl you see in high school… except for thecreature who lives inside of her that's a ruthless killingmachine. Chupacabras, Vejigantes, fistfights, andweed! 

TPB • B&W • 200pages • $17.99 • ISBN:978-1-63140-011-7

·   ByTom Beland, creator of the book men lovedbut were embarrassed to buy, True Story, Swear toGod.

·   Firstof a series of planned Chicacabra graphicnovels!

·   "It'sthe greatest comic I've ever read. And I've read theBible." — LilyGarcia

 


 

The Crow:Pestilence #4 (of 4)

Frank Bill (w) • Drew Moss (a) •James O’Barr (c)

What Salvador thought heknew…what he thought was driving his furiousvengeance…has violently shifted. And when a former enemy isrevealed as friend, these events converge to changeSalvador’s path forever.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 


 

Dexter’s Laboratory #3 (of4)

Derek Fridolfs (w) • RyanJampole (a & c)

Dexter has located his missing sister inan alternate DEEmension...in her own mind! A world of pink clouds,unicorns, and fantasy, but more importantly…a world withoutscience! Unable to use his inventions in this imaginary land, canDexter find a way to convince his sister to return home and makethings right again? Or will she keep her brother prisoner from everreturning back to his lab? The reign of Princess Dee Dee hasbegun!

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·   Dexter’s Laboratoryreturns to comics!

 

·   RyanJampole was nominated for a 2013 Harvey award for“Most Promising Talent” for his work on ArchieComics’ Mega Man!

·   Variantcover by Paulina Ganucheau!

 


 

Godzilla: The IDW Era

Chris Mowry (w) • various (a) • MattFrank (c)

The King of the Monsters is no strangerto comics, but no other company has brought him to the comic pagelike IDW! Packed with a monstrous amount of artwork, this specialedition book takes you through every Godzilla series from IDWfeaturing work from the creators that helped make IDW's Godzillathe fan-favorite.

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

 


 

Haunted Horror #11

Various (w & a) • Warren Kremer(c)

Reprinting the best of golden age horrorfare, unseen since the code shut these comics down! Rare comicstories showcasing the grisliest artists and the most shockingtales captured in full lurid color. The Horror Comics Reviewscreeches, "The coolest pre-Code comics from the annals of horrorcomics history!"

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·  “Someof the greatest horror comic material ever to bereprinted!" Decapitated Dan

 


 

Popeye Classics #23

Bud Sagendorf (w & a &c)

Every swab's favorite comic is here!Includes a salty super seafaring adventure "Thimble TheatrePresents Popeye in Boom! Boom!” You'll be rolling on thefloor laughing! The genius cartoonist BudSagendorf does it again!

FC • 52 pages • $3.99

 


 

Rocky & Bullwinkle #4 (of4)

Mark Evanier (w) • RogerLangridge (a & c)

In “The Burger Monster,”Boris and Natasha have a new scheme to undermine this country: Theyopen a fast food stand selling the craziest fast food item ever!But how will that help them in their fight forevil? Bullwinkle has a recipe for a burger that tastes twiceas good, but with a catch! And in “Moving Experience,”Nell hears that Dudley’s moving to another camp–andhorse is going with. How will she stop

the transfer?

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·  A comedy classic from Eisner-winners MarkEvanier and RogerLangridge!

 

·   Variantcover by Roger Langridge!

 


 

Rogue Trooper Classics #2 (of12)

Gerry Finley-Day (w) • Dave Gibbons (a)• John McCrea (c)

Clone war! Nu-Earth, a planetravaged by war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. Inthis battle-scarred landscape, the Norts and Southers fight whereonly the Genetic Infantrymen can survive unaided. Rogue is one suchsoldier, and these are his tales... Created by GerryFinley-Day and Dave Gibbons(Watchmen), this series features the earliest storiessurrounding one of 2000 AD’s best-loved characters, all incolor for the very first time!

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·  Art by DaveGibbons, of Watchmen and Doctor Whofame!

·  All-new covers by EisnerAward winner John McCrea!

·   Enjoy the classicRogue Trooper strips in color for the first time!

 


 

Sinister Dexter #7 (of 7)

Dan Abnett (w) •Andy Clarke (a) • David Millgate (c)

Kal Cutter is new to the Gun Sharkbusiness but being an assassin apprentice to Sinister and Dexter isgiving him more than enough on the job training. What lesson willhe learn when the next job is the girl of his dreams?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 


 

Star Mage #3 (of 6)

JC De La Torre (w) • FrancoCespedes (a & c)

Rebellion and desertion!JC De La Torre's saga of spaceand wizardry continues as Darien adjusts to school at LambduKishpu, meets new friends and learns of the treachery of hisbrother Orasmas. Orasmas reveals his new, unstoppable weapon - oneDarien thought was lost forever. Gorgeously illustrated byartist Franco Cespedes, issue three will havea lasting effect on the rest of the series.

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·  De LaTorre’s novel Ancient Rising andits sequel Rise of the Ancients Annuna werecompared to Clive Cussler and DanBrown by Baryon Speculative Fiction Review!

 

 


 

Star Trek #34

Mike Johnson (w) • Joe Corroney (a& c)

"Lost Apollo" concludes here! Strandedon an alien world and cut off from the Enterprise, Spock and Bonesmust work together to save Captain Kirk from a fate worse thandeath... a fate tied to the earliest days of humanity's journey tothe stars! Overseen by STAR TREK writer/producerRoberto Orci, this all-new adventure continues theFive Year Mission between the new movies!

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

 


 

Transformers: Dark Cybertron,Vol. 2

James Roberts, John Barber (w)• Atilio Rojo, James Raiz, Livio Ramondelli, AndrewGriffith, Phil Jimenez, Brendan Cahill (a) • PhilJimenez (c)

The conclusion to the 12-part epic DARKCYBERTRON! OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON join forces againstSHOCKWAVE! Titans clash and the ultimate battle will leave theplanet changed forever.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages• ISBN: 978-1-61377-998-9

· Collects Robots inDisguise #25–27, More Than Meets TheEye #26–27, and Dark Cybertron #2.

 


 

Transformers: Robots inDisguise #30: Dawn of the Autobots

John Barber (w) • AndrewGriffith, Casey W. Coller (a & c)• Griffith (c)

GALVATRON THE BARBARIAN! FromCybertron’s ancient past came the warrior-king, GALVATRON.Once, he united CYBERTRON and ushered in a Golden Age. Now, hewants to do the same to Earth… but OPTIMUS PRIME has aproblem with that plan.

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·  DAWNOF THE AUTOBOTS continues!

·  OPTIMUSPRIME commands the AUTOBOTS on Earth!

·  Variantcover by Guido Guidi!

 


 

Wraith #7 (of7)

Joe Hill (w) • CharlesP. Wilson III (a & c)

Epilogue: "Phantoms." Youhave worked the big grift your whole life, conning a fortune offthe rubes and always on the run from enemies, shadows, andphantoms. But no one outruns the Wraith... not with Charlie Manxbehind the wheel.

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

·  Spinning out of the NY TimesBestselling novel NOS4A2

·  Writtenby NOS4A2 author/Locke & Key scribeJoe Hill!

·   Variantcover by painter David Stoupakis!

·   Specialseries-ending incentive cover by GabrielRodriguez!

 

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014

THE WORLD OF ROT & RUIN MAKES ITS COMIC BOOK DEBUT NEW: UNTOLD STORIES LAUNCH OUT OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FICTION COLLECTION

San Diego, CA (May 29, 2014) - IDW and multiple Bram Stokeraward-winning author, Jonathan Maberry bring theuntold stories from the zombie post apocalyptic world of Rot& Ruin to comic books this September.

 

This all-new series is set in a world fifteen years after thedead have risen and vastly outnumber the survivors of thezombie-apocalypse. In the aftermath, humanity has found a way tolive a marginal existence by forming fenced-in towns where everyonehas a job to do in order to survive. As in the award winningnovels, the comic series will center on Benny Imura and his friendsas they make their way in a world where the zombies aren't alwaysthe greatest danger.

 

"The Rot & Ruin isn't about how many zombies youcan kill or how much gore you can sling around the page," saidwrite Maberry, "These are stories about real kids making hardchoices about their lives. It's about kids learning how to becomepowerful in a hard and dangerous world. It's about finding thevalue of human life and discovering what it means to bealive."

The ongoing Rot & Ruin comic book series willfollow Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong as they head east in theirjourney to find what they thought was impossible, a jumbo jet. Intheir travels they will encounter countless new dangers that willforce them to confront what they and others are willing to do inorder to bring humanity back to its former glory.

 

Maberry's Rot & Ruin bestselling novels have beenwinning library and school awards all over the country as heartfeltaction books that encourage teens to read. The series is now indevelopment for film.

 


Rot & Ruin
will come alive with the help of artistTony Vargas (Temple Run) and coloristOliver Lee Acre, with stunning covers byAlex Ronald (Vampire Vixens, JudgeDredd). 

 

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

IDW Entertainment And Entertainment One Television To Develop V-Wars As A Series

Los Angeles/San Diego, CA (May21, 2014) – IDW Entertainment and Entertainment OneTelevision (eOne Television) announced todaythat V-Wars will be the firstseries project developed under the recently announced first-lookco-production agreement.
 
Three-time Emmy® Award nominee TimSchlattmann (Dexter,Smallville) has been tapped to write the pilot, and willserve as an executive producer on theseries. TedAdams and DavidOzer from IDWEntertainment, JohnMorayniss and BenedictCarver from eOne Television,and DavidAlpert andRickJacobs from Circle of Confusion (TheWalking Dead) will also executive produce.
 
V-Wars is being developed asdirect-to-series and is based on the acclaimedIDW Publishing property written by New YorkTimes best-selling and multiple Bram StokerAward®-winning author JonathanMaberry.
 
 “This is a story that takes everything theaudience thinks they know about vampires and throws it out thewindow. They're not the undead. They’reus.” said Schlattman.
 
V-Wars is set in a world transformed by acatastrophic environmental event that releases a millennial-oldvirus that once triggered, affects individuals differentlydepending on their DNA. The result is vampires as unique as theircultures and a response from those unaffected humans like neverseen before.
 

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Monday, May 19th, 2014

Experience Dave Sim’s Cerebus: High Society Like Never Before

San Diego, CA (May 19, 2014)– Dave Sim'smasterwork Cerebus ran for an impressive 300issues between 1977 and 2004. Starting with issue #26, Cerebus gota taste of High Society, a storyline that concludedwith issue #50, and which critics and readers alike recognize asthe point at which Cerebusbecame a vehicle forpolitical commentary. High Society is alsowidely considered a great starting point for firsttime Cerebus readers.

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Friday, May 16th, 2014

Godzilla Resurfaces In A New Mini-Series

San Diego, CA (May 6, 2014)– This summer, the fire-breathing goliath, Godzilla faces aravaged earth in the brand newmini-series GodzillaCataclysm! Likethe previous criticallyacclaimed Godzilla mini-series, GodzillaTheHalf-Century War, this new five-issue series explores aself-contained journey of epic proportions!

Last seen in the monster apocalypse, Godzilla has all butabandoned humanity. In the ashes of a nightmarish future, an eldertribe leader, Hiroshi, is haunted by the monsters of the past thatnearly wiped out mankind. As danger begins to escalate for histribe, the memories of the past may well be the key to saving thefuture. 

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014

THE WORLD OF SKYLANDERS® COMES TO COMICS: ACTIVISION AND IDW ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER SKYLANDERS COMIC BOOK

San Diego, Calif. (May 15, 2014) –In conjunction with Activision, IDW Publishing is proud to announcethe first-ever Skylanders comic-book series,penned by renowned comic-book writer Ron Marz withMike Bowden and David Baldeon aslead artists. In the world of video games,Skylanders is a global phenomenon and the best-sellingkids’ game franchise since its launch in 2011.1Now fans have the opportunity to follow the adventures of all theirfavorite characters from Skylands through the magic of comic books.The first issue, a prequel to the Skylanders TrapTeam™ storyline, actually provides fans an inside lookat where some of their favorite Skylanders came from, and evengives them a first look at a few all-new characters from theupcoming game.

IDW Publishing has been known for the qualityand care given to some of the most beloved all-ages properties,and Skylanders is no different. The videogamesensation is making the leap to the pages of comics this July,debuting at Comic-Con International: San Diego2014. Skylanders #0 features an introductory16-page story as well as character guides and additional back-upinformation. The issue will be launched in both print and digitalduring SDCC weekend.

“We are thrilled to be combiningSkylanders, the pioneer of the toys to life video gamegenre, with IDW, one of the industry’s leading comic-bookpublishers in the U.S.,” said Ashley Maidy,vice president of global licensing and partnerships at Activision.“The comic-book series will offer fans a glimpse into thebackstories of their favorite Skylanders characters, expanding onthe universe that they’ve embraced so enthusiastically in thefranchise’s short history. To explore the world of Skylandsbeyond the game is an opportunity we know our fans have long beenawaiting, and we couldn’t be more excited to see thismanifested through a comic series.”

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

The Doctor Is In! Humble Bundle Launches The Humble Doctor Who Bundle With IDW Publishing

 

Customers Pay What They Want For A Collection Of More Than60 Issues Of Doctor Who Digital Comic Book

San Diego, CA (May 14, 2014) –Humble Bundle, the pay-what-you-want plus charity digital platform,and award-winning publisher IDW Publishing have teamed up to launchthe Humble Doctor Who Comics Bundle today. Customers canpay what they want for up to 14 digital collections of DoctorWho comic books along with the puzzle-RPG adventure DoctorWho: Legacy with unlocked bonus content for Android.

 

Customers can name their price for Doctor Who:Series 1, a three-volume series following the 10th Doctor(David Tennant), and Doctor Who: Series2, a four-volume series featuring the 11th Doctor(Matt Smith). Each series contains 16 issues ofDoctor Who comics. Also included is the critically praisedmobile game, Doctor Who: Legacy for Android, which comeswith 10 pre-unlocked Doctor characters.

If customers pay more than the average price, theywill also receive four more volumes from Doctor Who:Series 3 featuring the 11th Doctor (MattSmith). Paying $15 or more will unlock the three-volumeseries Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, which featuresall eleven of the Doctors’ incarnations, as well as the 50thanniversary celebration issue and 2014 HugoAward-nominee, The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who.

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

PARKER AND THE TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL

Hey CanadAmerica; 
Darwyn here. I wanted todrop by and bring attention to our appearance at TCAF this comingweekend, which will see the launch of the Illustrated Parker novelsas well as a host of other cool events.
Bringing the Parker novels back in a premium hardcover form withillustration plates is something I've dreamed of for years, and asthe dream moved closer to a scheduled reality I realized I wantedthe book launch to happen in my hometown of Toronto. Thatimmediately made me think of TCAF and what a fitting show it wouldbe for the launch.

For those who haven't attended TCAF, it isn't your typical NorthAmerican comics show. More European in approach, it avoids themainstream and focuses on the art of cartooning and creatingcomics. An International guest list unrivalled in North America. Indepth workshops. An amazing emphasis on comics for Kids as well asthe cognoscenti. Free admission to the show proper.The Doug WrightAwards. Panels in local bars. 
http://torontocomics.com

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Shrunken Shakespeare Company and Pulp Variety Streamcast Present Live Radio Play and Podcast of “Kill Shakespeare”

Sunday, May 11, 2014 @ 7:00pm The Kraine Theater, 85East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

Shrunken Shakespeare Company and Pulp VarietyStreamcast members star in new authorized adaptation of IDW'sGraphic Novel Kill Shakespeare. Cast members include: Yvonne Cone(Shakespeare & Co, SSC, TBG), Jennifer Martina (SSC, PVS), SamParrott (Shakespeare & Co, SSC), Michael Moreno (ShakespeareForum: Merchant of Venice; Shakespeare & Co.: All's Well...),Sketkh Williams (PVS), Robert Davenport (SSC, UCB), Eric Chase (OneLife to Live, SSC, PVS), Amanda Baumler (SSC, PVS), Matt Golden(PVS), Equiano Mosieri (Shakespeare & Co: Romeo and Juliet;Berkshire Theatre Fest), Richard Templeton (PVS),Adam Luke(PVS).

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Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Darwyn Cooke Takes Aim At The Hunter In A New Way

The First Of Donald E.Westlake's Acclaimed Parker Novels At IDW

San Diego, CA (May 2, 2014) - It's no secret that DarwynCooke has garnered wide acclaim, including multiple Eisnerand Harvey awards, adapting Donald E. Westlake'sworld of Parker into graphic novels. But what should catchyour attention today is that the acclaimed writer/artist isproviding all-new illustrations for the classic Parker novels byRichard Stark (Westlake's pen name), presented forthe first time in a deluxe format. The series will be released inchronological order, and launch with The Hunter, theinaugural Parker story. Each book will contain 10 gorgeouspaintings by Cooke, and, with the design and typography overseen bythe renowned artist, this series promises to be a stylishtour-de-force.

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