IDW Publishing Previews – 4/25/12

Danger Girl: Revolver #4 (of 4)

Andy Hartnell (w) • Chris Madden (a) • J. Scott Campbell, Madden (c)

It all comes down to this!  Join us in our action-packed, final issue as Abbey, Sydney and the rest of the Danger Girl team finally track down the mysterious Peruvian treasure.  But when our heroes infiltrate the enemy’s fortress – only to find themselves facing a surprise fraternity of villains – will they ever manage to fight their way out?  Find out as the year’s sexiest and most dangerous event concludes!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Frank Frazetta’s Funny Stuff

Frank Frazetta (w & a & c)

Frank Frazetta! He’s been rightfully called “The Grand Master of Fantasy Art”!

But, it’s little known that Frazetta also conquered other worlds in the Golden Age of Comics, as shown in his Donald Duck-ish funny animal and hilarious hillbilly comic book stories. Even those aware of this wonderful Frazetta art don’t know the extent–this book is a whopping 256 page, large-format pages!

Did we mention ferocious, terrifying wolves and swampland creatures in the plethora of animal stories illustrations as only Frazetta could draw them? There’s also lions and tigers and bears–oh my!–before Frazetta’s famous paintings captured the same subjects.

But wait, there’s more! (As they say.) You’ll see the roots of the Frazetta Girl in the sexy Kathy teenage girl adventures. And there’s the  hot Daisy Mae-look-alike, Clarabelle, in the hillbilly hi-jinks stories of her beau, Looey Lazybones (Holy Li’l Abner!).

The introduction is by the famed cartoon director Ralph Bakshi who well knew Frazetta and closely worked with him when they co-produced the animated feature film, “Fire and Ice.” Bakshi shares rare insights, anecdotes, photos and Frazetta drawings. And Bakshi has created a special painting of Frazetta and himself as funny animals for this beautiful hardcover full-color coffee table book! Frank Frazetta’s Funny Stuff is edited and designed by Eisner award-winner Craig Yoe.

HC · FC · $49.99 · 256 pages · 8.5” x 12” • ISBN 978-1-61377-167-9

G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation #4 (of 4)

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

The final battle! STORM SHADOW leads his ninja on an attack that threatens to cripple America’s national security! The only men who can stop him are SNAKE EYES and ROADBLOCK—but can they put aside their differences and learn from each other in time? It’s ninja and commando action in the frantic G.I. JOE manner, leading ino the hottest movie of 2012!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Popeye #1 (of 4)

Roger Landridge (w) • Bruce Ozella (a & c)

Popeye the Sailor Man sails again! E.C Segar’s classic creation is back, with his first original comic in over 30 years!  Written by the Eisner Award-winning Roger Landridge (The Muppets), with pitch-perfect art from rising star Bruce Ozella, it’s a new take on the classic character that’s true to its roots! With a rare incentive cover from legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Road Rage #3 (of 4)

Richard Matheson, Chris Ryall (w) • Rafa Garres (a & c)

The focus turns to the inspiration behind Throttle, Richard Matheson’s classic tale of isolation and terror, Duel! See the story that inspired Steven Spielberg’s movie come to vivid life here, courtesy of adapter Chris Ryall and artist Rafa Garres!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Snake Eyes Ongoing #12

Chuck Dixon (w) • Bennie Lobel  (a) • Robert Atkins, Andrew Griffith (c)

COBRA COMMAND AFTERMATH! The most dangerous Joe is presumed K.I.A.—but we know different! SNAKE EYES returns to the HARD MASTER to deliver some shocking news as only the silent JOE can. But someone SNAKE EYES cares deeply about has been harmed and someone else is going to have to pay for that. It’s ninja action in the urban jungle and plenty of new surprises!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #9

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Dan Duncan (a) • Duncan, Eastman (c)

You’d think that General Krang’s arrival in New York City would be bad enough news, right? Oh no, there’s still plenty more misery to go around! The Turtle’s home in the sewers is destroyed thanks to a sinister team-up between Baxter Stockman and Old Hob. Now that the Turtles are homeless, with one of their own captured, things have never looked bleaker for our heroes. The key to their salvation may lie with… April O’Neil??

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Archie 100 Page Spectacular

Michael Dooney (w & a & c)

Heroes in a half-shell for all ages! Representing the three-issue mini-series that adapted the first five episodes of the original animated TMNT series! Featuring the origins of the Turtles, Splinter, Bebop and Rocksteady… and the first Archie appearances of Shredder and the Foot Clan!

FC • 100 pages • $7.99

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #4

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey Coller, Griffith (c)

PROWL UNCHAINED! In what’s sure to be the most shocking Transformers comic of 2012—PROWL defends the fledgling government of CYBERTRON against the DECEPTICONS. But how far will he go—and who will chose to stand by his side? The answers will shock you!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Autocracy #8

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

12 CHAPTER DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE SERIES! ORION PAX—Autobot hero and one-day OPTIMUS PRIME—stands side-by-side with MEGATRON, leader of the DECEPTICONS! But even together, will they be able to defeat ZETA PRIME and his forces?