IDW Publishing Previews – 3/14/12

Archie: Americana Vol. 3: The ’60s  

Various (w) Various (a) Andrew Pepoy (c)

The sensational sixties, a time of dreams, hopes, revolution, and social change! At the forefront of the decade were the nation’s youth, enjoying the latest fads, speaking their minds, and defining a generation. Ever timeless, Archie and his friends came along for the ride, exploring both the fun and mores of the times with their unique brand of humor, as only they could! But Archie Comics was also around to remind everyone “the more things change, the more they stay the same!” Whether getting tangled up in the eternal love triangle or incurring the wrath of the principal and Veronica’s father, Archie scaled new heights of hilarity!

HC FC $24.99 192 pages ISBN 978-1-61377-079-5

The Art of Molly Crabapple, Vol. 1: Week in Hell

N/A (w) · Molly Crabapple (a & c)

In September 2011, artist and firebrand, Molly Crabapple, locked herself in a hotel room, covered the walls in paper and filled 270 square feet of wall with art. The project, called “Molly Crabapple’s Week in Hell,” is a wild ride through the imagination of an artist stretching herself to the limits of her endurance. Gorgeous photographs by Steve Prue show Ms. Crabapple’s sheer talent, audacity, and ambition at work. From the first stroke of pen upon paper to the glorious 360 view of a room full of art, this book chronicles the trials and joys of the Week in Hell, including visits from some of New York City’s artistic luminaries, absinthe parties, live models, and musical accompaniment.

TPB · FC · $9.99 · 48 pages · 8.5” X 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-154-9

Doctor Who #15

Joshua Hale Fialkov (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Mark Buckingham, photo (c)

Special arc by Eisner-nominated writer Joshua Hale Fialkov! At the onset of World War II, the Silurians’ scheme of world domination has come to light—and they want Amy as their queen! Can the Doctor stop the reptilian aliens and their unwitting Nazi allies? Of course he can. He’s the Doctor!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla Legends #5 (of 5)

Bobby Curnow (w) • Dean Haspiel (a) • Arthur Adams, Bob Eggleton (c)

The final Legend is here! Does Godzilla have a weakness? The government wants to know, and in order to get the necessary data, tissue samples must be taken from the great beast. The only way to get these samples? TO CLIMB GODZILLA! Renowned, retired adventurer Bryson Allworth is called in. Is he up to the herculean task? When another monster shows up to tumble, the task is only gonna get tougher! Don’t miss this special final issue to LEGENDS!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Infestation 2: G.I. Joe #1 (of 2)

Mike Raicht (w) • Valentine De Landro (a) De Landro, Livio Ramondelli (c)

Cobra has always had a penchant for dark experiments. This time they’ve gone too far and opened a portal to a realm of violence and madness. As squadron after squadron of Cobra Vipers falls under the thrall of the Elder Gods there seems no way to stop the hideous transformations that are taking place. The only hope lies in a group of already-insane Cobra agents… and a Joe named Snake Eyes!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Locke & Key: Clockworks #5 (of 6)

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

“Clockworks,” Chapter 5: Lucas “Dodge” Caravaggio returns from the Drowning Cave, infected by a parasite of the soul; the good and loving friend has been left behind, and replaced by something free of all human feeling. Searching for a way to control him, the Keepers of the Keys make a dreadful choice… and set off a chain of events that will end in an unimaginable slaughter.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Mark Twain’s Tales of Mystery

Mark Twain (w) • Menton3 (a & c)

Sherlock Holmes in America? Mark Twain a character in his own stories? Can it be true? True indeed, dear reader, as Mark Twain makes his mark on the mystery genre with this collection of short stories by the grand master himself. Including “A Double Barreled Detective Story,” “Tom Sawyer, Detective,” “A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage,” and “The Stolen White Elephant,” delight as Twain breaks convention and bends cherished characters to tell stories that are wholly his own. Illustrations provided by Menton3 (The Lovecraft Library, Classics Multilated, Monocyte).

HC · PC · $16.99 · 220 pages · 6” x 9” • ISBN 978-1-61377-124-2

Michael Recycle and the Tree Top Cops

Ellie Patterson (w) • Alexandra Colombo (a & c)

Even super-heroes need a vacation, so where better than one of the world’s natural wonders, the great Redwood Forest! But disaster has struck and the forest is under threat…can Michael Recycle and his new friends, the Tree Top Cops, save the day?

HC · FC · $15.99 · 24 pages · 11 3/8” x 10 3/8” • ISBN 978-1-61377-161-7

G.I. JOE: Snake Eyes, Vol. 2: Cobra Civil War

Chuck Dixon (w) · Alberto Muriel (a) · Robert Atkins (c)

COBRA CIVIL WAR infects the world! The Joes are struck by a pandemic released by Cobra madman Rodrigo Vargas and it gets personal as Duke is one of the infected. Snake Eyes’ only hope is to find Vargas, but as Duke slowly worsens, can Snake Eyes help save his fellow JOE in time?

TPB · FC · $17.99 · 104 pages · ISBN 978-1-61377-159-4

Transformers, Vol. 7: Chaos

Mike Costa & James Roberts (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)

CHAOS IS HERE! The long-awaited event that will have TRANSFORMERS fans talking for years and have lasting repercussions on the lives of our heroes and villains! The Autobots land on Cybertron to discover Galvatron’s plan is already in effect—but what is it he seeks in the heart of Cybertron? What could he possibly want on a dead planet? Optimus Prime must face off against Galvatron, in a battle where the fate of the whole planet rests on the outcome!

TPB · FC · $19.99 · 124 pages · ISBN 978-1-61377-140-2

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #3

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)

DISASTER IN SPACE! What’s the very worst thing you could find on board a four million year old spaceship? Clue: it’s ancient, it’s deadly, and it shouldn’t exist—but it’s killing the Transformers anyway! It’s AUTOBOTS versus boogieman in a Transformers story unlike any you’ve seen before, as the exciting new direction rolls out!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Autocracy #5

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

12 CHAPTER DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE SERIES! THE HUNT IS ON! ORION PAX’s strike team follows he trail of a young rebel into the ancient ACROPLEX! But what they find there is more than a single dissident—it’s a secret that will shake CYBERTRON to the core!

Womanthology: Heroic

Annie Nocenti, Anya Martin, Barbara Kesel, Kimberly Komatsu, Gail Simone, Trina Robbins, Samantha Newark, and many more (w) • Camille d’Errico, Renae DeLiz, Ming Doyle, Colleen Doran, Fiona Staples, Stephanie Buscema, and more (a) various (c)

Womanthology is a large-scale anthology showcasing the works of women in comics. It is created entirely by over 140 women of all experience levels, from young girls who love to create comics all the way up to top industry professionals. All of the short stories will center around our theme for this volume; Heroic. There will also be features, such as Professional How-Tos, a Kids/Teens section showcasing their works and giving tips, as well as a section dedicated to some Iconic female comic creators of the past, such as Nell Brinkley, and much more. Profits of this book will go towards the Charities of GlobalGiving.org.

HC • FC • $50.00 • 300 Pages • 9” x 13” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-147-1

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