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The World Will Always Need G.I. Joe. Author Karen Traviss is Put in Charge.

gi joe the fall of gi joeAcclaimed British military science-fiction author Karen Traviss reignites the G.I. Joe franchise with an all-new series. Filled with the kind of gritty realism fans of the author have come to expect, this new take on G.I. Joe is guaranteed to please followers of the classic property and comic readers experiencing it for the first time.

The world has changed and so must G.I. Joe—lead by Scarlett, the once-revered G.I. Joe team faces an unthinkable reality where Cobra has become an unlikely peacekeeping taskforce. Utilizing real-world dangers and politics, this is a G.I. Joe comic the likes of which has never been seen.

Traviss guides an all-star squad of talent on this monthly series starting with fan-favorite artist Steve Kurth on interior art. With a keen eye for design, Jeffery Veregge provides striking covers to the series. The first issue will feature a subscription variant cover by Cliff Chiang.

Look for this new series to infiltrate comic shops this September.

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IDW Publishing Previews: 8/27/14

24 #5

Ed Brisson (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Paul Shipper (c)

“Underground” comes to a fiery conclusion! With both the CIA and the Russian mafia hot on his heels, Jack Bauer must find a way to escape them and rescue his new “family” at the same time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

7th Sword #4

John Raffo (w) • Iman Max (a) • Andrew Robinson (c)

As the students finish their training, Kathleen must develop a plan to take on the Warlord Kavanaugh and his army, but will she put her faith in a dangerous killing machine they’ve discovered or in the reluctant warrior, Daniel Cray and his deadly Malathane sword.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone #2

Mikey Neumann (w) • Agustin Padilla (a & c)

The adventure continues in part two of Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone! The Vault Hunters know that saving Fyrestone means a confrontation with Nine Toes. To succeed they’ll need to enlist the help of a reclusive, quirky blind man. Fan favorite TK Baha makes his comic debut! The action heats up and things get complicated for our heroes in the continuation of this four-part story! Claptrap and TK Baha in the same issue? It’s almost too much awesome to handle!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! #3 (of 6)

Louise Simonson (w) • Derek Charm (a & c)

Our heroes are trapped, but not for long! The League of Extraordinary Villains has underestimated Samurai Jack, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls and Dexter (oh, and Ed, Edd and Eddy!), and now they’re teaming up to get to the bottom of the League’s devious plan…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ghostbusters #19

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

Tiamat is too powerful to be destroyed and her growing interest with humanity promises unheard of catastrophe for the city, county, and state of New York if the Ghostbusters don’t come up with a fix… and fast! But with all of their usual methods laughed off, will the team have to make a deal with devil to save the day? Find out in the penultimate installment of Mass Hysteria!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #15

Chris Mowry (w) • Matt Frank (a) Paul Hanley (c)

MechaGodzilla madness abounds as a new villain makes his plan known! He seeks to raise the strongest of Godzilla’s. But what mystery allies will help him? The answer will shock you!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night #3 (of 4)

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

Juliet, Hamlet and Captain Cesario must escape the clutches of mutinous Viola and her pirate crew or else face an even larger threat – the cannibal Lucius.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Last Fall #2 (of 5)

Tom Waltz (w) • Casey Maloney (a & c)

IDW’s original sci-fi/military drama continues! Know your enemy! A top-secret recovery mission explodes into deadly betrayal and Marcus Fall finds himself battling for his life against a most unexpected foe.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: Harlan Ellison®’s City on the Edge of Forever #3 (of 5)

Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Juan Ortiz (c)

Harlan Ellison’s Hugo- and WGA Award-winning teleplay, visualized for the first time! Stranded in the past of old Earth, Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock search for the focal point that altered the timestream and changed everything about the universe they knew. And once they find her, they could find themselves foiled by a force even greater than the Guardians of Forever—love!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #3 (of 4)

Erik Burnham (w) • Ben Bates (a) • David Petersen (c)

The Turtles hit the high seas when they are dropped in the middle of a pirate battle! Little do they know that the true leader of the pirates is an enemy they are all too familiar with. Getting out of the time period alive will all depend on the quick wits of the Turtles’ captain… Michelangelo?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32: Dawn of the Autobots

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

SLAUGHTERHOUSE! The crew of the Lost Light are used to past decisions coming back to bite them, but nothing—not even an ULTRA MAGNUS-certified crash course in the law of unintended consequences—could have prepared them for the horrors of Sector 113. Be warned: this issue is not for the easily distressed—or the easily heartbroken.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers VS G.I. JOE #2

Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

BOOTS ON THE GROUND! The war has begun—and no bars will be held! SCARLETT’s forces go head-to-head with MEGATRON’s hordes—and the most off-beat adventure in comic book history hits a new level of dangerous alliances, deadly invasions, and devastating betrayals!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

V-Wars #5

Jonathan Maberry (w) • Alan Robinson (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

The Crimson Queen makes her first appearance and brings with her one of the most disturbing truths about the Vampire Wars: you can’t tell who is infected. The enemy might be right next to you. This is a war that will be fought everywhere- within the government, within communities, within families. And, no matter how it ends, The World. Is. Going. To. Bleed.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

What Comes After the Big Bang?

In one explosive moment our universe was born—and with another it will be destroyed! This winter, writer D.J. Kirkbride and illustrator Vassilis Gogtzilas team up for The Bigger Bang, a four-issue mini-series exploring the depths of humanity through the warped lens of an ever-expanding multiverse. This action-packed space fantasy defies the laws of science and the comforts of belief!

Created by an inexplicable universe-killing event, the being called Cosmos traverses the stars, seeking to help those he can in order to atone for the sins of his birth. Often mistaken for a harbinger, Cosmos soars the intergalactic space ways alone… but will soon find himself up against an alien tyrant on his quest for acceptance.

The Bigger Bang is a story with heart and vision. The off-kilter pairing of Kirkbride’s quirky writing and Gogtzilas’ expressive, kinetic artwork work in perfect disharmony to bring this impossible story to improbable life.

The Bigger Bang will light up comic shops beginning this November. Don’t miss out on this intergalactic epic!

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IDW Publishing Previews: 8/20/14

Judge Dredd #22

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel (a & c)

“Black Light District, part 1”—The area formerly known as Sector One has been sealed off from the rest of Mega-City One—locking the Dark Judges in, but also keeping most of the Justice Department out! The only man who can cross the border is Judge Dredd, so it’s up to him to single-handedly rescue the Chief Justice and the Council of Five, who are trapped inside and fighting for their survival. Meanwhile, there’s a new Acting Chief Justice, and he’s got a whole lot of “reform” in mind…

You’ve never seen Mega-City One like this before. Step inside before it’s too late…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #8

Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

It’s road trip time with Applejack and Rarity! When the two friends discover they are headed to the same destination, they naturally decide to ride together. A seemingly easy trip turns disastrous when calamity upon calamity interrupts their journey! Will Applejack and Rarity’s friendship… or sanity… survive the trip?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Slammers: Re-mastered! #6

Walter Simonson (w & a & c)

Continuing the re-colored and re-mastered classic, from the legendary Walter Simonson! The captured Star Slammer, Rojas, has broken free and is loose aboard the Starship Meredith. Let the dance begin.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Super Secret Crisis War!: The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy #1

Kate Leth, Louise Simonson (w) • Troy Little, Derek Charm (a) • Little (c)

A malfunctioning robot crash-lands in Billy and Mandy’s school! Billy wants to keep it, Mandy wants it out, and Grim is just confused. As the robot starts causing havoc, it’s up to our heroes (and Billy) to put an end to the mayhem!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32: Dawn of the Autobots

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)

AUTOBOTS VERSUS EARTH! OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS discover the humans’ secret—and they aren’t pleased with what they learn! Will the DECEPTICON’s alliance tear down the peace—and will the world learn the CYBERTRONIANs are back?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2014

Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz (w) • Eastman (a & c)

The Turtles are whisked away to another dimension by a stranger—Renet! Forced to fight for their survival in a tournament featuring the greatest warriors in the universe, the brothers will have to master new fighting techniques and forge new alliances. But with the deck stacked against them, their chance of survival is slim!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

The X-Files: Year Zero #2 (of 5)

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

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW Publishing Previews: 8/13/14

Doberman #2

Scott Marder, Rob Rosell, and Jack lambert (w) • Brandon McKinney (a) • Bernard Chang (c)

Frank Doberman rejoins the police force after years of exile, but instead of being top dog like in the old days, he finds hims himself starting over with a new uniform, new rules and regulations and a new partner.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: Silent Interlude 30th Anniversary Edition

Larry Hama (w) • Hama & Steve Leialoha (a) • Hama & Klaus Janson (c)

SILENT INVASION! The story that defined a generation—G.I. JOE #21: remastered from the original art and lovingly recolored to the highest of contemporary standards. This wordless issue introduced the world to SNAKE EYE’s mysterious nemesis STORM SHADOW and his ARASHIKAGE NINJA—and they’ve never looked better. Plus—an unprecedented glimpse of Larry Hama’s original layouts and Steve Leialoha’s finishes, and a look behind the scenes of the comic’s creation—and at its enduring legacy!

HC • FC • $19.99 • 88 pages • 7” 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-035-3

Godzilla: Cataclysm #1 (of 5)

Cullen Bunn (w) • Dave Wachter (a & c)

Years have passed since the monster apocalypse nearly destroyed mankind. Now it is merely a distant, nightmarish memory for Hiroshi, an elder in one of the few remaining tribes of humans. Little does Hiroshi know that the apocalypse is not over, and that his memories of the past may yet save the future!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi-Division #1

Matt Smith (w) • Carl Critchlow (a) • Matt Haley (c)

In an all-new adventure from Cassandra Anderson’s early days in the Mega-City One Psi-Division, writer Matt Smith and artist Carl Critchlow present “King of the Six Sectors.” It all starts with Anderson awaking from an unusually strong vision of an attack on the Megapolitan Museum showcasing Cursed Earth artifacts…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Littlest Pet Shop #4 (of 5)

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

Blythe leaves the pets to watch over the shop while she takes Zoe to an audition for the starring role in a new television show, but when a mysterious package arrives at the Littlest Pet Shop the pets can’t resist opening it! What they find inside is a box full of trouble with no intentions of being put back! Plus, Blythe endures the embarrassment of attending a rock concert with *gasp* her dad!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Maxx: Maxximized #10

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

Fairy Tale: As Julie is spring cleaning, Mr. Gone entertains us with a little child-like tale of Julie’s traumatic up-bringing, and the little sickly rabbit that scrape, scrape, scrapes, which she keeps hidden under her bed. She learns lessons from her absentee father’s denial, and her mother’s unflinching willingness to face things that Julie (and Maxx) would rather avoid all together.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #22

Ted Anderson (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a) • Garbowska, Zander Cannon (c)

Has Trixie been framed for stealing a diamond, or is she up to her old tricks? It’s a classic whodunit set in the hustle and bustle of Manehattan! Don’t miss the conclusion to this madcap caper!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek #36

Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)

The epic STAR TREK event of 2014 continues here, in Part 2 of “The Q Gambit”! Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise are thrust into the future of their new timeline thanks to the mysterious being known as Q. But in this alternate reality, what has become of the space station once known as Deep Space Nine… and the man called Benjamin Sisko? Don’t miss this all-new story developed in association with  STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #14

Landry Walker (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Dario Brizuela (c)

Donatello has created a new scent in the hopes of getting April’s attention. Unfortunately it’s got the attention of all of the insects in New York City instead… including a swarm parasitic wasps! Will the Turtles be able to stop the insect hordes before everyone bug’s out?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #37

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Cory Smith (a) • Smith, Eastman (c)

From the start, two villains have dominated the Turtles’ lives: Shredder and Krang. Now, for the first time, they come face-to-face with each other in the present day! Will they be able to overcome their differences and join forces? It’s a very special stand-alone issue that guarantees some major surprises!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Primacy #1

Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a, c)

THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime versus Megatron. Autobots versus Decepticons. At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set… now legends will be made. The war that would define a planet begins in earnest—and its revelations will shake the TRANSFORMERS’ world to the core!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The X-Files: Season 10 #15

Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

Pilgrims, Part 5 of 5: Flying saucers, the Cigarette Smoking Man, the New Syndicate… this mind-blowing conclusion sets the agenda for the rest of Season 10. Don’t miss the series that Geeked Out Nation says holds “nearly as much quality and charm as its small screen predecessor ever did.”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: More with Less

Transformers #23 CoverGrowing up as the only boy with four sisters I learned many valuable lessons over time.

  1. As much as I wanted a brother to be thankful the only boy because I never had to share.
  2. How to talk my way out of (or into) most situations.
  3. To appreciate peace and quiet.
  4. How to do more with less.
  5. What to do or not to do to score a date.

IDW Publishing‘s Transformers comics have really captured points 3 and 4. Sure they’ve done some things some people may not have liked i.e. killing The Wreckers or revealing Ultra Magnus wasn’t just one Transformer, but many who carried on what Ultra Magnus stood for as an ideal because the original got blown to slag a few centuries ago. However they continue to hit out of the park with this current iteration of Transformers comics with incredible storytelling, original ideas with just enough TV cannon (the return of female autobots) to keep old heads like me hooked and stunning art by guys like Alex Milne, one of the best kept secrets in comics, who hooked me with his art in issues 22 & 23 of the 2009 Transformers series.

Oh by the way this is just the comics!

If you’ve been to whoever sells toys in your area you may noticed all the kick-ass Transformers toys hitting the shelves based on the IDW series. The Orion Pax and Springer toys had me in full nerd-gasm the first time I saw them and if you have not seen what they have planned for 2015… A new Superion, Menasor and bunch of other Cybertronian goodies that will have your wallet reciting the Universal Greeting.

So in a world where the Big 2 continue move forward with corporate mandated event after event. I’ll continue to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Transformers by IDW and watch as they create a more alluring book with less resources than others.

One-of-a-Kind My Little Pony Variant and Original Artwork Raises $8,750 for Charity

mlp charity variantThe Heritage Auctions for the one-of-a-kind variant of IDW‘s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #12 and the original cover artwork by fan-favorite Sara Richard closed on August 9 raising a total of $8,750*, with the one-of-a-kind variant ending at $5,500 and the Richard original cover artwork ending at $3,250.

The proceeds of the auctions are earmarked to benefit Give Kids The World, a non-profit organization that provides children from around the world with life-threatening illnesses and their families a memorable and cost-free visit to Central Florida attractions.

IDW, Hasbro, and Heritage Auctions have extended a big “thank you” to everyone who participated in the auctions and helped to raise this impressive donation for Give Kids The World. A special “thanks” goes to Sara Richards for her generous donation of the original artwork, which greatly contributed to the success of this charitable effort.

*Totals does not include the Buyer’s Premium

Angry Birds Transformers Brings Mayhem to Comics

angry birds transformersSpinning out of the show-stopping announcement at this year’s Licensing Expo, Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro, Inc. have teamed up to bring together two of the world’s largest and most popular entertainment brands with Angry Birds Transformers! This fall, IDW will bring the mayhem to comics with the brand-new series, Angry Birds Transformers, expanding on the unexpected backgrounds of this explosive crossover!

When a Deceptihog raid on the Autobird ship goes awry, the sought-after Allspark is hurled into the expanses of space, only to find its way onto the shores of Piggie Island, and as its inhabitants will soon find out, the Allspark is much more powerful than any creature could have imagined! Written by Robots in Disguise scribe and IDW Senior Editor John BarberAngry Birds Transformers is taking the intergalactic epic to a whole new universe!

An all-star flock of TRANSFORMERS artists will be contributing covers for the four-issue series, including Sarah Stone, Guido Guidi, Casey W. Coller, and Livio Ramondelli! Ramondelli will be kicking off the series, providing artwork for a framing sequence of issue #1, focusing on the TRANSFORMERS universe! From there, Marcelo Ferriera will take over on art duties for the series.

This unique series offers comic readers a chance to explore two of the world’s most popular brands in a distinctly original way! Whether you’re reading Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye, or can’t smash enough Piggies, Angry Birds Transformers welcomes everyone to join this collision of epic proportions!

IDW Publishing Previews: 8/6/14

Angry Birds Comics #3

Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin & Various (w) • Corrado Mastantuono & Various (a) • Cesar Ferioli (c)

A stick, a rubber band, some birds, a few pigs… what else do a pair of Eisner-nominated writers need to make comics fun again? YOU! Join us as we catapult into the third issue of Angry Birds Comics featuring brand new, fun-filled stories for kids of every age!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: America’s Elite, Disavowed, Vol. 4

Mike O’Sullivan, Mark Powers (w) • Tim Seeley, Javier Sicilia, Mike Bear (a) • S L Gallant (c)

A former teammate turned enemy seeks the answers for a past that is hidden from even himself, and the Baroness, one of the Cobra’s most deadly members, is at large and visiting violent retribution on all her enemies.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 136 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-078-0

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #205

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

Torpedo and his team race against the clock in the mountains of Olliestan, with Dr. Adele Burkhart in tow. Will they make it out in one piece or will the pursuing insurgents take down our Real American Heroes?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Haunted Horror #12

Various (w & a & c)

Pre-Code comic fans have been SCREAMING about Haunted Horror! Join these guys and ghouls in ordering the terrifyingly fun full-color comic reprinting the choicest banned comics from the 1950s–and  join the cult-like fiendishly friendly horde on the Horror Comics: 1950s and Beyond page on Facebook!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Mars Attacks: First Born #3 (of 4)

Chris Ryall (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)

It’s the Martians’ warlike Nature vs the human tendency to Nurture, as “First Born” hits its penultimate point! Will the first Martian born on Earth succumb to its biologically barbaric imperative? Things take a turn for the bizarre as Ryall and Kieth build to an explosive conclusion to their latest partnership!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Popeye Classics #25

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

We all know Popeye gets his strength from his beloved spinach, but what is this crazy “Shrink Weed” the one-eyed sailor ingests in the lead story? Plus another fun-filled Bud Sagendorf “Sherm” story—and MORE!

FC • 52 pages • $3.99

Rocky & Bullwinkle Classics, Vol. 2: Vacational Therapy

Al Kilgore, Jack Mendelsohn, Dave Berg, more (w) • Al Kilgore, Fred Fredericks, Jerry Robinson, Mel Crawford, more (a) • Kilgore (c)

The earliest comic book adventures of America’s favorite moose and squirrel are collected here in Rocky & Bullwinkle Classics. Presenting re-mastered stories from Gold Key comics #5–8, enjoy classic moose-adventures like “Underwater Moose,” “Petty Piracy,” “Vacational Therapy,” “Muscle Bound Moose,” “Roll Call,” “Dud Ringer,” and many more.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 124 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-019-3

Rogue Trooper Classics #4 (of 12)

Gerry Finley-Day (w) • Dave Gibbons, Colin Wilson (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

The Squidder #2

Ben Templesmith (w & a & c)

The Squidder steals back a slave for a local strong man, only to realize success with the job means upsetting the fragile balance of human power. With the aid of the very Squid cult he hates, he realizes there’s a new game afoot and an old war still worth fighting, while more powerful eyes finally start to take notice.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Mage #5 (of 6)

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

The Ghosts of the Past: Orasmas’ terrible new weapon forces Arylos to make a tremendous sacrifice. Darien learns of the horrors in the Sarru Kishpu’s past and Orasmas’ wicked plan to destroy the empire.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: New Visions: Time’s Echo

John Byrne (writer, artist & photo-manipulation)

John Byrne continues his new Star Trek photonovel adventures! In “Core,” from the raging heart of the galaxy comes a message that summons the crew of the Starship: Enterprise on their most bizarre and dangerous mission. A message sent by their own captain… ten centuries earlier!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-119-0

SDCC 2014: Darby Pop Announces Dead Squad

At San Diego Comic-Con, Darby Pop Publishing announced plans for a brand new series, their fifth, to launch in October. Dead Squad is written by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, and will be distributed by IDW Publishing. While the duo of Federman and Scaia is relatively new to comics, their work is well-known to genre fans as they have written and produced for a number of “cult” television series including Jericho, Warehouse 13, and DC’s Human Target. Additionally, the pair is responsible for two high-profile features in development, Y: The Last Man (with New Line) and Ghost Recon (with Michael Bay/Ubisoft/Warner Brothers).

Dead Squad spins the tale of three U.S. military operatives who discover that their commanding officer has gone rogue, meaning that they are now considered traitors as well. Unfortunately, this realization comes only moments before their years of service are rewarded with a swarm of snipers’ bullets. Since the trio’s early deaths would make for a very truncated series, however, each is granted a reprieve thanks to advanced nanotech and a government intent on interrogating them mercilessly.  But the stay of execution is a limited one, as the Dead Squad learns that the “biotic” serum reanimating them is only a “beta” version with a 30 hour life span. Living on borrowed time, the Dead Squad must track down their betrayer and retrieve the one thing that can keep them alive — knowing all the while that a very different “after-life” awaits each of them.

The “Dead Squad” creative cadre is rounded out by the art team of Kirk Van Wormer, Michael Montenat, and Doug Sirois. And their artwork will be brought to life by colorist Sirois, who’s contributing to his third Darby Pop Publishing title.

Cover duties for the debut issue are being handled by Top Cow alum Steve Firchow, with the legendary Howard Chaykin contributing both a subscription cover and a convention-exclusive sketch variant.

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