IDW DECEMBER 2016 SOLICITATIONS
Three years after wrapping up their award-winning, best-selling Locke & Key saga, the team that built Keyhouse returns to Lovecraft, Massachusetts with a new tale of terror and suspense! An impossible birthday gift for two little girls unexpectedly throws open a door to a monster on eight legs!
This deluxe hardcover edition contains the new 24-page story and adds pages from various drafts of Joe Hill’s scripts, from the earliest hand-written pages to the various revisions; process pages from Gabriel Rodriguez; a special pinup from Brian Coldrick, and more!
A chance encounter with a drifting ship leads the crew of the EnterpriseÂ to a world where the most obscene thing imaginable is the human face! Captain Kirk must face the greatest test of his belief in the Prime Directive.
John Byrne presents all-new, feature-length tales set in the Star Trek The Original Series universe, done in a unique, one-of-a-kind photomontage style. In “Mister Chekov,” find out what roles the navigator played aboard the Enterprise before his promotion to the starboard seat; in “Of Woman Born,” Dr. McCoy confronts Captain Kirk with a staggering discovery-Lt. Carolyn Palamas is pregnant with the child of Apollo. Or is she?; and in “Swarm,” an alien threat that numbers in the millions appears and star systems are already dying. What can the crew of the Enterprise do-alone?
The galaxy-spanning crossover epic continues in this sequel to the blockbuster Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War! Captain Kirk and Hal Jordan lead the combined might of Starfleet and the Lantern Corps on an all-new adventure against new foes from both franchises! Don’t miss the crossover event of the 21st Century…and the 23rd!
The Micronauts are lost on the strangest, most dangerous planet they’ve ever visited — Earth! But as they adventure through this land of giants, they make a senses-shattering discovery! They are not the first visitors from Microspace to visit Earth. In fact, a very dangerous colony was established on the planet long ago… and it may hold the key to saving their universe from imminent destruction.
They came from a dying universe! Acroyear, Space Glider, Biotron, and their allies are back, on the run from the evil Baron Karza, and blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control! With resources dwindling, the long-lost Time Travelers may hold the key to salvation… but will it mean Armageddon for our world? Collects issues #1-6.
The Revolution may be over–but the future is just beginning! Ripped from the pages of the hottest crossover of the year, the Revolution team of John Barber and Fico Ossio continue the action! Kup is a Cybertronian literally older than the universe; Action Man is the ultimate special agent trying to live up to an impossible legacy; Mayday is a G.I. Joe leader trying to rescue her first command; and Blackrock is a Cybertronian that thinks he’s a human. It takes the mind-bending clash of Rom versus Major Bludd and the Oktober Guard to bring this unlikely team together… and the secret they learn threatens to unravel the entire universe.
G.I. Joe is back! In the wake of IDW’s Revolution crossover event, G.I. Joe’s mission has become a global one-they aren’t just Real American Heroes, they’re Real Earth Heroes. Get ready for an explosive, innovative take on Joe, as writer Aubrey Sitterson and artist Giannis Milonogiannis bring you the crown jewel of the Hasbro Universe: lasers, intense sci-fi action, and the return of Scarlett, Roadblock, Snake Eyes and more!
Five years ago, Rodimus and a collection of traumatised, lovelorn and/or sarcastic Autobots set off on a quest to find Cyberutopia. So far, they’veÂ made a right hash of it. They’ve misplaced their map. They’ve lost their ship, the Lost Light, to a mutinous escapologist. Oh, and they’re dead.
New Cybertron! A massive corkscrew-shaped space ship has drilled into Earth, bringing with it a surprising disruption to Optimus Prime’s plans. Meanwhile — Arcee fields a dangerous offer that may be too good to resist!
A wave of undead Titans has touched down on Cybertron! Even with the help of the massive Metroplex, Windblade and Starscream can only hold them off for so long. They need help from Elita-1 — and they’re going to get it whether she agrees or not. The fate of Cybertron depends on it!
M.A.S.K. vs. V.E.N.O.M. for the very first time! After being lured into a trap, Matt Trakker and the M.A.S.K. team must survive in order to stop Miles Mayhem from leaking their secret technology to terrorist cells around the world. Matt and Gloria Baker go undercover to infiltrate a black market weapons ring but what they discover will change Matt’s life forever!
Other Space Knights have arrived on Earth… two warriors with ties to Rom’s past and who are determined to ensure that the Dire Wraiths have no future… even if it means destroying the planet along with them!
The Cobra Civil War is raging and G.I. Joe is caught dead in their sites as the battle for control pits the most powerful members of Cobra against each other, but only one will emerge as the new leader! Collects G.I Joe Season 2 issues #5-8, Cobra #5-8, and Snake Eyes #5-8.
Before Optimus became a Prime he fought for order. Before Megatron became a conqueror he fought for freedom. In the early days of the war on Cybertron, two leaders-one Autobot, the other Decepticon-start down their own paths towards destiny. Collects the Autocracy, Monstrosity, and Primacy series into an oversized hardcover collection.
Starscream rules Cybertron. He and Windblade vie for control of the Council of Worlds, each aligning themselves with as many long-lost colonies as they can. But Starscream’s secret police keep increasing the tension, destabilizing the fragile peace that has been established. Collects issues #1-4.
Mighty giants stir across the land and, before their crushing might, nothing is safe. Badly injured after their encounters in the Demiplane of Dread and now lost in the frozen northern reaches of the Forgotten Realms, the Baldur’s Gate heroes will be tested like never before. Roll for initiative, a new Dungeons & Dragons adventure begins!
“The Stingers,” part 4! Jem and The Holograms new drummer is incredible and everyone knows it — too bad she’s a spy working for The Misfits! What secrets will she discover when let into the inner sanctum of JEM?! As both The Stingers and Holograms gear up for their Masquerade Ball performances, some stars that are not so happy to be put in the corner threaten to tear it all down. Meanwhile, Shana’s new best friend in Milan may be turning into her best enemy?!
“Green Is The New Everything,” part 1! Their songs may be better, but the Misfits have lost their label and nobody will touch them in the music business. On the ropes and desperate to get back on top, they’re forced to consider the worst case scenario…a Misfits reality tv show. Though it promises the chance to get them back in the spotlight, it comes with a heavy, privacy-destroying price.
Who is Marty McFly?! He’s the guy caught in a timestorm, that’s who. Reality is shifting, and Marty and Doc not only don’t know why or how… they don’t even know that it’s happening. Who else has a time machine… and why is it all Marty’s fault?
Time-traveling into comics directly out of Telltale’s 2010 smash-hit episodic videogame Back to the Future: The Game! When an empty time-traveling DeLorean suddenly shows up in 1986, Marty McFly quickly learns that his friend Doctor Emmett “Doc” Brown is stranded in 1931 and possibly in mortal danger. Now it’s up to Marty to return to the past once again to save Doc and the time-space continuum!
Jackson Lanzing, David Server, Landry Q. Walker, Matthew K. Manning, Bobby Curnow, Paul Allor, Caleb Goellner (W), Dario Brizuela, David Alvarez, Chad Thomas, Marcelo Ferreira, Billy Martin, Paulina Ganucheau (A), Paulina Ganucheau (C)
Spinning straight out of the hit Nickelodeon cartoon, New Animated Adventures provides all-ages excitement perfect for fans old and new! Follow along as Mikey, Donnie, Raph, Leo, April, and Casey battle villains such as Baxter Stockman, Fishface, The Kraang, Tiger Claw, and more in 21 action-packed tales! Collects issues #13-24.
The Joker and Harley Quinn escape Arkham Asylum and make their way to the TMNT’s NYC where they meet none other than the Shredder! Meanwhile, will Batman, Robin, and Batgirl be able to form a truce with the Turtles?
Ground-breaking artist Brendan McCarthy has been at the fore-front of independent comics since the early 1980s as well as the TV and film industry, including co-writing and designing Mad Max Fury Road. This oversized hardcover collection showcases all of his stories and covers for Judge Dredd including “Oz,” “The Day the Law Died,” “Dr. Panic,” “Atlantis,” and more!
Richard A Knaak, Brian Augustyn, Sean J. Jordan, Trampas Whitman (W), Mike S. Miller, Rael Lyra, Mike Crowell, Joe Prado, Rod Reis, Ricardo Riamonde, Abdul Rashid, Carlos Paul, Andrea Di Vito, Laura Villari, Steve Kurth, Carsten Bradley (A), Nghia Lam (C)
The world of Krynn is under siege by the dark goddess Takhisis. Led by the renegade wizard Galan Dracos, Takhisis’ forces of evil threaten to conquer all. The only resistance to the Dark Queen are the Knights of Solamnia and their few allies. One Knight rises from their ranks-a Knight destined to become the greatest hero of Krynn. This is his story… the Legend of Huma. Adapts the the novel by best selling author Richard A. Knaak.
When a school holiday pageant takes an extraterrestrial turn, Mulder must contend with old ghosts, present dangers, and close encounters yet to come. But this is no cookie-cutter Christmas Carol. Together with Scully, and a host of holiday visitors and visitations, they’ll rediscover the spirit of the season… if they can only survive the night.
Wynonna Earp and Doc Holliday have picked up an unusual ally: a former Pinkerton by the name of Charles Siringo. But they’re gonna need Charlie’s help if Wynonna and Doc are gonna stand a chance against an enemy from Doc’s past. Beau Smith and Tim “Doc Holliday himself” Rozon put Doc through the ringer in this thrilling conclusion!
Plagued by nightmares about a childhood he never had, Dirk Gently discovers that a holistic detective can have more than one past, and his adventures have only just begun… FeaturingÂ favoriteÂ characters from the original books as well as the cast from the TV series, including Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood!
Aleister Green loves playing late night TV horror host Aleister Arcane in his hometown of Jackson, OK… at least, until Jackson’s establishment forces him off the air and into unhappy retirement and an early grave. But Aleister has left a little gift behind — will Jackson ever be the same?
A new monster has been unleashed as Fred Allan fights to stay alive in the Dead City. Fred has been kidnapped and now he is being hunted, so it’s up to the Allan family to find him before it’s too late!
The comic book industry comes together to honor those killed in Orlando this year. From IDW Publishing, with assistance from DC Entertainment, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talents in comics – – mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world.
Pop in your quarters and see what pops out of Gumballs — a brand-new, one-man anthology comic from Portland cartoonist Erin Nations! His bright, candy-colored palette and crisp linework pop off the page, while his stories reflect a fascination with humanity in all its diverse foibles — hinting at one of his earliest creative influences, Matt Groening.
In Gumballs #1, Erin serves up a delicious variety of stories: recollections of growing up as a triplet, interactions with oddball grocery-store customers, the adventures of clueless dork Tobias, painfully funny faux Personal Ads, and “Tales of Being Trans” — reflections on Erin’s true-life journey of gender transition.
“The Sucker Punch” concludes James Kochalka’s first SF miniseries… but wait, there’s more! A Christmas bonus in the form of a bonus 16-page holiday special, “The Superf*ckers Save X-Mas!” All that and back-up tales by Becca Tobin and Tom Eccles, too!
Ashley Wood’s entire masterpiece, Popbot, is collected here in this refreshed edition for 2017. Kinetic energy, explosive imagination, and first-rate illustration collide for a comics reading experience that’s unlike any other.
The Story Killer has won! The Storiverse (and all the endless tales it contains) has been erased! Can Augusta Wind and Mr. Snabbit find the fabled, ferocious Tale-Whale and use its power to save us all — or will they, too, dissolve into a universe of Infinite Nothing?
Look, we may have started drinking heavily and hiding in the woods to hone our post-civilization skills in between that last solicit and now. Are we good? Has civilization survived? Ignore your problems and finish reading Atomic Robo.
The inspiring, infuriating, and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga continues in four-color glory! This issue, the award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey thrill and educate us with stories of classic comic book action, adventure, fun, funnies… and the Kirby Style! Â
“The only sane response to imperfection is to destroy theÂ imperfect thing…” While Margot investigates the most recent art crime, Arthur andÂ Manny dive into a familiar painting to visit an old friend. And atÂ the institute, in a blank white room, Dylan sketches somethingÂ horrific.
Pick your poison. Ochita has mystical weapon with immeasurable power and a swarm of monsters after it. If she is to survive the onslaught, she will have to put her trust in unlikely allies, the deadly Yakuza. Will she live to regret her decision?
Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, will decide the fates of the Black Elf Assassin, Regn, his daughter Drifa, and Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, in the depths of Angantyr’s fortress at the edge of Hel. Its decision is written with lightning and thunder, and it is always final. Plus a gallery section of pages from this issue — Artist’s Edition style!
Jim Thompson’s sinewy, brutal, and beloved novel comes to a disturbing climax. Small-town deputy Lou Ford seems a little slow and a little boring on the surface, but underneath hides a sickness that has reared its ugly head once again and left a trail of bodies in its wake…
John Byrne’s MI-6 agent Michael Swann comes your way in this new bargain-priced edition! In “The Damoclese Contract,” the secret agent is called on to stop a defecting British scientist from granting the Soviets complete nuclear dominion over the free world… promising ample doses of intrigue and espionage.
Volume 7 concludes the re-presentation of Sam Kieth’s groundbreaking series, The Maxx, with all new colors by Ronda Pattison. Collects the final issues of the series, #31-35, in this oversized hardcover.
Michael Kaluta is one of the most revered and versatile artist’s in comics and illustration. He is frequently recognized as the definitive artist of The Shadow, has been praised for his Lord of the Rings paintings, and illustrated the Metropolis novel. He was also part of the legendary artist’s collective (along with Jeff Jones, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Bernie Wrightson) known simply as The Studio.
But if any project is closest to the artist’s heart it would be Starstruck, an ongoing space-fantasy that began in the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine in 1982, was a Marvel Comics Graphic Novel in 1984, and several series’ of comics from various publishers in the 1980s and ’90s. Starstruck is still a work in progress and IDW Publishing will release a new series in early 2017, with expanded stories by Lee and Kaluta.
This second of four volumes presents the spectacular Sunday pages from 1935 to 1939, featuring the first comic strip adaptation of a feature-length film — Snow White… the original Donald Duck series, plus the Three Little Pigs (and the Big Bad Wolf, of course), Elmer the Elephant, Pluto, Goofy, and the Three Little Kittens. The artwork for these rare strips has come straight from the Disney vaults, each page meticulously colored using as a guide the original file copies that belonged to Walt Disney himself!
“‘Tis No Season!” Mickey and Donald meet up one winter day to find that Christmas suddenly doesn’t exist… and hasn’t been celebrated for sixty years! It’s the start of a time-travel saga full of wacky wormholes, kleptomaniac robot Santas — and a perilous Phantom Blot plot!
“The Shark’s Maw!” Our wild steampunk miniseries roars on! Hiding out deep in the Moon of the Dragon, the Phantom Blot’s sinister lieutenant Portis yearns to conquer all Feudarnia… and Donald Duck is the lone hero standing in the way — or is he?
“Omigosh!” IDW’s Mickey Mouse issues #7-12 land in a luxurious, limited collectors’ volume… with epic tales by Romano Scarpa and Andrea “Casty” Castellan, featuring the return of Atomo Bleep-Bleep, the quest for “The Chirikawa Necklace,” and the debut of Pegleg Pete’s sinister main squeeze, Trudy Van Tubb! Including archival extras for true Disney Comics aficionados, this extra-thick Mickey tome brings hours of thrills and comics history!
Dragged back into battle with the deadly Evronians, Donald meets “Xadhoom”… genius alien warrior from planet Xerba. The Evronians have destroyed Xadhoom’s world and enslaved her people — and it’s up to Duck Avenger to save them before it’s too late! Wak!
“The Weregoof’s Curse!” Pegleg Pete’s genius cousin Portis has a brand-new shapeshifting machine… and a Cruella De Vil-like plan to turn cats into coats. But when he transforms Goofy into a werewolf, Mickey decides it’s a big bad bridge too far!
Sixty years of Disney Parks — who knew? Now IDW is celebrating with decades of Disney’s classic Park-themed adventure comics! Carl Barks’ Scrooge McDuck and Donald travel from the Mark Twain Riverboat to the top of the Matterhorn… then Mickey investigates the strange disappearance of the Country Bear Jamboree. And is that the real Pegleg Pete standing in for the Cast Member who plays him? “Oh, for gosh sakes!”
“The Substitute Santa of Scotstounhill!” Jump back to long-ago Scotland for a new tale from Scrooge McDuck’s Life and Times! Did you know Christmas parties were banned in long-ago Scotland? It’s true… and it was just another roadblock in the way when Young Scrooge tried to rescue an orphan buddy from a sinister sweatshop!
“Chaos Theory,” Part 2 (of 3). With Accord’s powers affecting the ponies of Equestria, Twilight and company will have to resort to unorthodox measures to get Discord back to normal! Well, normal for Discord!
Twilight Sparkle and Starlight Glimmer tidy up the library in the Castle of the Two Sisters. What begins as a friendly activity soon turns into magic-based battle of egos and starts to transform the castle into a very dangerous place!
The celebrated animated series comes to book shelves! Revisit the habitants of Equestria and learn about the magic that friendship brings in this adaptation of the television series. This volume adapts the two-part “Princess Twilight Sparkle!”
While stopping The Fashionistas in their latest attempt to steal the coveted Diamond Pumps, The Powerpuff Girls get blasted by an experimental SASSY RAY! Have they gone from “sugar, spice and everything nice” to “sass, frass and zero class”… forever?!
Following the debut of their new hit Cartoon Network show, The Powerpuff Girls make a triumphant return to the world of comics! These stories, written by show-writers Jake Goldman and Haley Mancini, reintroduce us to the world of Townsville, beautifully illustrated by Derek Charm. Collects issues #1-3 of the new series.
Each collectible Powerpuff Girls: Micro Comic Fun Pack features a power-packed, stand-alone, pocket-sized comic book as well as several collectible components including posters, stickers, and oversized comic panels cards. Collect all three! (Chemical X not included.)
Special over-sized season finale! The birds practice responsible farming. Will the pigs try to steal from the birds when their food runs out? Probably. Meanwhile, the Angry Birds arrive in Soaked Gulch to find it deserted. Pimento Pig and his Gang have taken over. The citizens are in hiding because they’re big chickens, literally!
Bud Sagendorf just keeps getting even better, if that’s even possible! Three features are in this must-have issue and your beloved Thimble Theatre cast acts them out: The Jeep, Swee’pea, J. Wellington Wimpy, Olive Oyl, Bluto and the Sea Hag. And, of course the spinach-fueledÂ one-eyed sailor himself!
One of the most bizarre, unique stylists from Pre-Code horror comics is cult-favorite Jay Disbrow. If there’s anyone close to this unknown genius, it’s Basil Wolverton. Working with friend, editor, and colorist L.B. Cole, Disbrow wrote and drew many fear-inducing tales specializing in terrifying demons, scary apparitions, and a horde of hairy monsters. This full color, large format book culls the best of Disbrow’s work from moldy comics like Dark Mysteries, Ghostly Weird Stories, Spook, and Startling Terror Tales. A revealing and lengthy interview with the creator serves a dark, ghostly-weird, startling, and profusely illustrated introduction!
Haunted Horror #25 marks the malignant first issue of a special three-part “Horrors of it All” miniseries of shockers. It compiles all-time favorite atrocities as chosen by devilish co-host and THOIA blogger himself, Steve “Mr. Karswell” Banes. A “gravest hits” if you will, those gutsy enough to open this repugnant issue will find an absolute overload of stomach-churning evil. Supernatural creeps and ferocious fiends perform all seven levels of blood-curdling savagery!
Dick Tracy leaps into the Space Age when Diet Smith’s experimental Space Coupe brings back a visitor from outer space! Meet… Moon Maid, the most outrageous character in the strip’s entire history. Prior to venturing where no detective has gone before, Tracy deals with some very earthbound — and gruesomely entertaining — adventures, including the use of napalm (!) to flush out a gang of crooks from their hideout. In these strips from August 27, 1962 through April 12, 1964 Tracy mixes it up with the criminal 52 Gang — each named for a card in the poker deck — who have found a novel way to dispose of the corpses of their enemies, Junior is smitten by a girl who literally wants him dead, Sparkle Plenty falls into the hands of crazed modern artists and their ape accomplice, and (six months before it happened in the “real world”) a doctor has perfected heart transplant surgery — but in this case it’s on unwilling victims!
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