IDW Publishing Previews – 2/29/12

G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation #2

John Barber (w) • Salvador Navarro (a & c)

The origin of Roadblock! While Roadblock is in a deadly race against time to rescue a childhood friend from the clutches of the enemy, we learn the secrets that shaped the Joe’s heavy ordinance officer. Meanwhile—Snake Eyes is in hot pursuit, and he’s not taking any prisoners.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Annual #1

Larry Hama (w) • Ron Frenz, Ron Wagner, Herb Trimpe, Sal Buscema (a) • Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema, Larry Hama (c)

In this special 40-page story, G.I. Joe is on the trail of a rogue unit of Crimson Guardsmen. But the Joes aren’t the only ones hunting down the renegade threat: Zartan and his Dreadnoks have been sent by COBRA to handle the situation. This could get ugly for the Joes! Written by Larry Hama, drawn by three classic artists, and inked by the legendary Sal Buscema, this is a G.I. Joe story you can’t miss!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Infestation 2 Team-Up one-shot

Chris Ryall (w) • Alan Robinson (a) • Eric Powell, Bill Morrison (c)

A special Leap Year 5th-week release! Bat Boy meets up at a bar with Groom Lake’s Archibald to drunkenly discuss event comics like Infes2ation! Eric Powell and Bill Morrison provide covers! The Weekly World News creative team of Ryall & Robinson reunite here! What more do we have to say, people?! Celebrate February 29 in pointy-eared style!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek #6

Mike Johnson (w) • Joe Corroney (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)

It’s the stunning conclusion of OPERATION: ANNIHILATE! The events of the new timeline unfold in shocking ways as Kirk reunites with his estranged brother to save a colony from extinction. STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci oversees this story that continues the lead-up to the much-anticipated film sequel!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series #3: Donatello

Brian Lynch (w)  Valerio Schiti (a)  David Petersen, Schiti (c)

The “brains” of the Turtles steps out on his own in this unique tale! Intrigued by a cutting-edge science fair, Donatello goes incognito in public to get his fill of the latest tech. Little does he know that the fair is hosted by none other than Baxter Stockman—and he’s holding a competition to see who can create the best gizmo to find the Turtles first! It’s up to Don to out-geek the geeks, all while keeping his cover! Don’t miss this awesome, fun-filled adventure!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE Yearbook  

Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe, Tony Salmons, Ron Wagner, Mike Zeck, and Dennis Janke (a) • Mike Zeck (c)

This volume collects all four of the action packed G.I. Joe Yearbooks. Re-caps of important story lines, character profiles, and new stories were presented in these yearly comics that were published from 1985–1988. It also includes cover galleries and pin–ups by G.I. JOE cover artist Mike Zeck.

TPB · FC · $24.99 · 264 pages · ISBN 978-1-61377-121-1

Magic: The Gathering #2 (of 4)

Matt Forbeck (w) • Martín Cóccolo (a) • Karl Kopinski (c)

Get ready, Magic: The Gathering fans, there’s a new Planeswalker in town! On the trail of the person who destroyed his town, Dack Fayden must travel to Innistrad, a plane of savage monsters, strange transformations and sinister magic. Naturally, Dack immediately gets caught up in a vampire attack at a secluded inn.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Cape #4 (of 4)

Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard (a) • Howard, Nelson Daniel (c)

What pushes someone to hurt the people they love?  Eric has shown us that his capacity for evil is limitless, but is something else to blame? Find out as Eric confronts Nicky in the final chapter of the critically acclaimed miniseries, The Cape, by the Eisner-nominated creative team of Jason Ciaramella, Joe Hill, Zach Howard, and Nelson Daniel. Explore your dark side.

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