IDW Publishing Previews – 6/27/12

G.I. JOE: Roots of Retaliation

Larry Hama (w) • Steve Leialoha, Marshall Rogers, Frank Springer, Mike Vosburg (a) Jonboy Meyers (c)

THE STORIES THAT INSPIRED G.I. JOE: RETALIATION! This summer’s hottest action movie draws it’s inspiration from the comic that thrilled a generation! Reprinted here are the famed “Silent Interlude” plus the first appearances of Roadblock, Duke, Flint, Lady Jaye and the original Joe himself—Joe Colton!

TPB • FC • $14.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-272-0

Magic: The Gathering: The Spell Thief #1 (of 4)

Matt Forbeck (w) • Martín Cóccolo, Christian Duce (a) • Christopher Moeller (c)

Planeswalker Dack Fayden has followed Sifa Grent into a mysterious plane, where a Titan’s castle looms invitingly in the distance. Entering the castle in search of Sifa,  Dack is soon imprisoned by the Titan and added to his vast collection. Dack must find a way out before the trail to Sifa runs cold and he remains the Titan’s prisoner forever! Special playable Magic: The Gathering card polybagged in each issue!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Star Trek #10

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

Production is underway on the next blockbuster STAR TREK movie, and the countdown continues in the pages of this hit ongoing comic book series, overseen by the film’s writer/producer Roberto Orci! Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise crew unravel the mystery of a lost Starfleet vessel that may hold the key to the galaxy’s future. Don’t miss the conclusion of “Return of the Archons”!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #2 (of 8)

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

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! Geronimo? Make it so!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes

Chris Roberson (w) • Jeffrey Moy (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)

IDW Publishing and DC Comics are proud to present the greatest tale of the 23rd century! Or is that the 31st century? The crew of the Starship: Enterprise and the Legion of Super-Heroes come face to face as they deal with a changed history and timeline that neither knows the cause of. Traveling to the past and the future to find answers both teams must work together to set things right.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-230-0

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #11

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

The Turtles bring in a surprising new ally to storm the Foot Clan lair! Meanwhile, will Splinter escape the Foot? He’ll have to get through the Shredder first! It’s a rematch centuries in the making, don’t miss it!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #6

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

MADNESS IN SPACE! A rescued Autobot loses his grip and it’s up to Hot Rod’s questing team to stop him—before the damage becomes irreparable! This is surely one of the most intense Transformers tales ever committed to paper!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

V-Wars    

Jonathan Maberry, Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, James A. Moore, Gregory Frost, John Everson,  Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Scott Nicholson (w)

A sweeping threaded narrative of the global phenomenon known as the Vampire Wars.

Mankind has been silently infected by millennia-old bacteria unknowingly exhumed by a scientific expedition in Antarctica. Now, in some rare cases, a person’s so-called “junk DNA” becomes activated, and depending on their racial and ethnic heritage they begin to manifest one of the many diverse forms of the “others” that are the true basis for the legends of supernatural creatures. These aren’t your usual vampires and werewolves—it goes much deeper than that.

Conceived by Jonathan Maberry, V WARS features stories from various “frontlines” as reported by such contributors as Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, James A. Moore, Gregory Frost, John Everson, Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Scott Nicholson (as well as Maberry himself, of course).

The result is a compelling series of tales that create a unique chronicle of mankind’s response to this sudden, hidden threat to humanity.

HC · BW · $24.99 · 384 · 6” x 9” • ISBN 978-1-61377-151-8