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IDW Solicitations for May 14th, 2014

Posted on the 09 May 2014 by Geekasms @geekasms

Ben 10, Vol. 1

Jason Henderson (w) • Gordon Purcell (a) • Eddie Nunez (c)

Ben Tennyson and his teammates kick off a maelstrom of action when an ocean cruise brings Ben in the cross hairs of Ssserpent, who’s out to find a long-lost underwater society. But does Ben’s new, slightly oddball love interest harbor dark secrets of her own? Aliens, superpowers, ships, and swimsuits: the perfect ingredients for high-seas adventure.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-897-5


Bullet points:

  • Collects the first four issues of the new series!

Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim, Vol. 4

Alex Raymond (w & a & c)

The grand conclusion to the multiple Eisner Award-nominated editions of Alex Raymond‘s Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim! Reproduced in the oversized Champagne Edition format are Raymond’s spectacular Sunday pages from 1942–1944; also included is the first storyline by Austin Briggs, who followed Raymond’s tenure.

Edited by Dean Mullaney, designed by Lorraine Turner, with an introduction by Bruce Canwell.

HC • FC • $75.00 • 160 pages • 12” x 16” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-917-0


Bullet points:

• Nominated for two Eisner awards, for best newspaper strip reprint and best book design!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #202

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

With two new G.I. JOE headquarters active and ready to go, the Real American Hero team can tackle more threats than ever before! But after COBRA’s failed takeover of the Pit, the villainous organization takes a new tact and prepares for a new direction. Will G.I. JOE be up to the task of taking down the leaner, meaner COBRA? Find out in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #202!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A perfect jumping-on point to this classic series!
  • Variant Cover by Larry Hama!

Judge Dredd #19

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Shane Pierce (c)

“The American Way of Death, part 3”—The Hall of Justice has fallen. Sector 1 has been overrun by Judge Death and his cronies. The Chief Justice and Council of Five contemplate a desperate course of action that would have been unthinkable just a few days ago—yet now seems like the only sane choice in a world gone mad. But who’s this walking through the ruins, clutching his Lawgiver and sentencing Death to you-know-what? Listen up, creeps—it’s never over until Dredd says it’s over!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Bullet points:

  • The penultimate chapter of the Dark Judges saga!

Judge Dredd, Vol. 4: 13 Badges

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Brendan McCarthy (c)

Dredd returns to Mega-City One—still recovering from the ravages of “The Long Fail” —only to find the Justice Department under siege! Seems that someone has snuffed 12 Judges in creative and shocking ways.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-957-6


Bullet points:

  • Collects issues #13–16.

Judge Dredd Classics, Vol. 1: Apocalypse War

John Wagner, Alan Grant (w) • Mike McMahon, Ron Smith, Steve Dillon, Brian Bolland, Carlos Ezquerra (a) • Jim Fern (c)

Re-presenting classic Judge Dredd tales with all-new colors by Charlie Kirchoff! In “Block Mania” Dredd must track down a villain who has poisoned the city, leading into the five-part “Apocalypse War,” about the eruption of the long-contained tensions between Mega-City One and East-Meg One.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 192 pages • 8” x 10”  • ISBN: 978-1-61377-935-4


Bullet points:

• Collects issues #1–8.

Kill Shakespeare: Hundred Penny Press Game Edition

Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery (w) • Andy Belanger (a) • Glenn Fabry (c)

In celebration of the launch of the Kill Shakespeare board game, IDW is proud to represent the book that started it all from our line of affordable reprints! Find out why everyone is talking about this brilliant re-imagining of the Bard, and his beloved characters. What Fables does for fairy tales, Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time!

FC • 40 pages • $1.00

Bullet points:

  • Check the Previews Games section, for the brand new Kill Shakespeare boardgame!
  • Brand new cover by Glenn Fabry!

Locke & Key: Head Games #1 Hundred Penny Press Edition

Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

Locke & Key might have recently wrapped but the series is still finding new audiences every month. Here’s a value-priced way to experience the start of the series’ second storyline, the critically acclaimed Head Games!

FC • 32 pages • $1.00

Mars Attacks: First Born #1 (of 4)—SPOTLIGHT

Chris Ryall (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)

It’s Mars Attacks like you’ve never seen it, from the co-creator of The Maxx and the team behind The Hollows! When Mars attacked Earth, the battle left no side unscarred, least of all a lonely old man and his blind niece…along with the first Martian child born on Earth! Will the child’s warlike ways take over, or is there more going on here than it seems?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Mars Attacks by the creators of The Hollows!

The Red Star, Vol. 1—SPOTLIGHT

Christian Gosset (w & a & c)

Christian Gossett’s landmark series redefined what a comic book could look like, while the story’s rich history and brutal world brought motion picture scope to the comic page. Now the massive tale is presented in deluxe form, starting with this volume including issues #1–4 and 6–9.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 324 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-807-4


Bullet points:

  • Deluxe Hardcover Edition!
  • Christian Gossett’s magnum opus, back in print!


Rogue Trooper Classics #1 (of 12)—SPOTLIGHT

Gerry Finley-Day (w) • Dave Gibbons (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… Created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), this series features the earliest stories surrounding one of 2000 AD’s best-loved characters, all in color for the very first time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • 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 Trek: New Visions #1: The Mirror, Cracked—SPOTLIGHT

John Byrne (writer, artist & photo-manipulation)

Following up on last years hugely successful “Strange New Worlds” photonovel, John Byrne once again sets sail aboard the Starship: Enterprise, this time with an ongoing, bi-monthly series that begins by going through the looking glass to tell the story of what happened after the classic “Mirror, Mirror” episode of the original series. The crew discovers two strangers in their midst, and quickly learns that one has made a pact with one of James Kirk’s oldest foes. “The Mirror, Cracked” is the title, and the action unfolds in May!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-002-5

Bullet points:

  • All-new “photonovel” story set in the Mirror Universe!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Vol. 8  

Jim Lawson (w & a & c)

Volume 8 begins collecting the Mirage Studios series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 2 that ran from 1993–1995. Includes the stories “Memories of the Future,” “Winds of Change,” “Evolution,” “Intruders,” and “Death Race”, all written and drawn by Turtles veteran Jim Lawson.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 148 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-961-3


Bullet points:

  • Collects the first five issues of TMNT, Vol. 2 (Mirage)!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #11

Derek Fridolfs  (w) • Dario Brizuela, Chad Thomas (a) • Brizuela (c)

When a malfunctioning Footbot starts following Mikey’s lead, he’s convinced he’s got the perfect sidekick! But what happens when his brothers find out and the Foot comes looking for it? Plus, Part 1 of a LEGO® tribute to the classic TMNT origin story!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover byMarcelo Ferreira!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #29: Dawn of the Autobots

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

STAND-OFF! While the crew of the Lost Light react to MEGATRON’s arrival with characteristic maturity (calling him names behind his back and ignoring him when he speaks) one AUTOBOT is convinced that a more direct approach is needed. Guess what happens when a one-time tyrant is told he’s not wanted? Yeah, exactly.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS continues!
  • The secrets of MEGATRON joining the Lost Light are revealed!
  • Variant Cover by Marcelo Matere!

Transformers: Regeneration One, Vol. 4  

Simon Furman (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Andrew Wildman (c)

Rodimus Prime struggles to comprehend what is happening as dark forces rise and an invasion begins the war to end all wars. Collects issues #96–100.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 132 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-963-7


Bullet points:

  • The Epic Conclusion of Transformers: Regeneration One!


Joe Gill, Cupid & more (w) • Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Vinnie Colletta, Al Tewks, Norman Nodel & more (a) • Ogden Whitney (c)

From the people that bring you the acclaimed Haunted Horror comic comes a horror like no other… WEIRD Love! WEIRD Love presents the most sexy, bizarro, sick, twisted, politically incorrect, kinky “romance” comics of the 1950s and beyond. In this OMG-I-Can’t-Believe-This! first ish, you are going to be astonished to read luridly illustrated pulp comics fiction like “Love of a Lunatic,” “I Fell for a Commie,” “The Taming of the Brute,” the wacko “You Also Snore, Darling,” and more! This collector’s edition which begins the WEIRD Love series “ends” with a pre-code comics ode to the female derrier(!). No wonder the censors wanted this stuff banned! Sure to be a must-have big-buzz comic—and it’s bargain-priced!

FC • 48 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The latest series from the Eisner-winning master of archival comics, Craig Yoe and Yoe Studios!

Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland #6 (of 7)

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

Chapter 5: “Shoot the Moon.” A laughing malevolent moon rises over Christmasland, and turns red snow black, as Agnes Claiborne and Chess Llewellyn make a final doomed, desperate run for freedom. Every cruel child is on the hunt for them; every cruel ride is engineered for their destruction. As if that wasn’t bad enough, King Geek is looking to claim a new title for himself… as the new Lord of Christmasland!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Spinning out of the NY Times Bestselling novel NOS4A2
  • Written by NOS4A2 author/Locke & Key scribe Joe Hill!
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