IDW Publishing Previews – 5/30/12

Ghostbusters #9

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Schoening, Tristan Jones (c)

New York City doesn’t have a monopoly on the supernatural, and it was only a matter of time before apparitions in other areas were enhanced by the expansion of psychokinetic energy! HAUNTED AMERICA finds the Ghostbusters venturing out far beyond the comfortable confines of the Empire State. So grab some snacks and get ready… it’ll be the most spirited road trip of the year!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Hawken #4 (of 6)

Tim & Ben Truman (w) • Tim Truman (a & c)

The Trumans continue to redefine the western horror genre! Just a haunted old man with a blind mule, a bulldog, two rusty colt pistols and a heart full of hatred. What chance does he have against a train full of vengeful ghosts and a party of thugs thirsting for blood? Hell, probably none. The bloodiest, most bizarre adventure tale of the year continues!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Monocyte #4 (of 4)

menton3, Kasra Ghanbari (w) • menton3 (a & c)

The world is in in chaos. Monocyte makes his way to Azrael as the human slaves are freed… Series conclusion with art by menton3 (ZvR: Aventure, Silent Hill) and co-written by Kasra Ghanbari with an incentive cover by world-renowned fine artist Phil Hale and side stories by legendary fine artist/illustrator Barron Storey (Sandman: Endless Nights) and superstar horror writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Next Men: Aftermath #43

John Byrne (w & a & c)

The world is broken, time is out of joint—but the surviving Next Men are about to discover it may not be entirely their fault.  A familiar face returns, but will it be good news or bad for our ragged band?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Road Rage #4 (of 4)

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

The harrowing conclusion of the first-ever comic adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic, Duel. It’s just Mann and his damaged car trying to survive the final onslaught of a murderous and crazed trucker, as brought to life by Matheson, Chris Ryall, and artist Rafa Garres.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #13

Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a) • Atkins x 2 (c)

“Serpent’s Shadow,” part 1! SNAKE EYES returns to Japan to re-join the Arashikage clan to team with STORM SHADOW. Their target: the new COBRA COMMANDER! Will the most dangerous JOE turn his back on his loyalties and his friends just to bring down the new COBRA leader? Only HE knows! And G.I. JOE master penciller Robert Atkins is back on art!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek #9

Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • Tim Bradstreet, Joe Phillips (c)

The countdown to the next STAR TREK movie continues here in “The Return of the Archons!” Kirk, Spock and the crew search for a lost Starfleet ship that may hold clues to the future of the entire Federation. TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci oversees this latest chapter in the ongoing adventures of the starship Enterprise!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1

Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Woodward, David Messina (c)

They said it would never happen! Nearly five decades and 1500 episodes in the making! The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2!

When the Federation’s most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor’s most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Spanning the ends of space and time itself, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance!

Written by Scott and David Tipton, the authors of the critically acclaimed Star Trek: Infestaion, and featuring the beautiful painted artwork of J.K. Woodward (Fallen Angel), this is the adventure that both Trekkers and Whovians have waited for all their lives! Geronimo? Make it so!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #10

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

This May, enter… THE SHREDDER!

(What else need be said?!)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #5

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

TORN APART FROM WITHIN! Tensions reach a breaking point—a new arrival on Cybertron tips the scales and violence erupts! Will Bumblebee be able to stop his own allies? Plus: Ironhide reveals a secret that will redefine the future of the Transformers!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Zombies (Chilling Archives of Horror Comics)

Jack Cole, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Wally Wood, Gene Colan, Lou Cameron, Reed Crandall, & more (w & a) • Lee Elias (c)

From the banned 1950s horror comics that Dr. Fredric Wertham, The U.S. Senate, and mothers didn’t want innocent children to devour comes a terrifying and timely anthology of comics of the undead…”Zombies”.  These gruesome mini-masterpieces are hauntingly delineated by some of the Golden Age’s greatest artists at their very best. The nightmarish scripts of the unstoppable living dead will make your spine freeze over in terror! Edited and designed by Eisner winner Craig Yoe with an introduction by the host of the popular “The Horrors of It All” vintage comics blog, Steve “Karswell” Banes. “Zombies” follows in the footsteps of “Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein” and “Bob Powell’s Terror.”

HC • FC • $21.99 • 148 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-213-3