IDW Publishing Previews – 7/11/12

After The Fire 100-Page Spectacular

Tom Waltz (w) • Guiu Vilanova (a) • Pintu (c)

A haunting new original story from writer Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and artist Guiu Vilanova (Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now) at a special bargain price!

Detective Shane Collins is a good cop who has been brutally murdered. Given a second chance to seek vengeance against his killers, Shane’s spirit walks the dark line between life and death, honor and betrayal, where nothing is as it seems, and the truth can hurt far worse than lies.

FC • 100 pages • $7.99

Battle Beasts #1 (of 4)

Bobby Curnow (w) • Valerio Schiti (a) • Dan Brereton (c)

It’s just another average day for Bliss, an ignored linguist at the Department of Defense. However, when Bliss unlocks the secret translation of an ancient scroll, terror rains from the sky… in the form of the BATTLE BEASTS! Relentless creatures who know only a life of combat, they’ve brought their unquenchable thirst for battle with them! The only thing that can stop them is a gentle word from the one woman who can understand them—Bliss!!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Crow #1

John Shirley (w) • Kevin Colden (a) • Ashley Wood, Kyle Hotz (c)

“Death and Rebirth,” Part 1. THE CROW is reborn—in Tokyo. Can a dark spirit fight for the light? THE CROW has always done just that—striking from the shadows, a kind of shadow himself. The spirit of the Crow is back, transfiguring Jamie Osterberg, an American studying in Tokyo and deeply in love with his Japanese girlfriend, Yumi… until the love of his life is stolen. The Crow must once more make the wrong thing right—but this time he might have to do it by killing his own true love…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Doctor Who 100-Page Spectacular

Grant Morrison, Steve Parkhouse, others (w) • John Ridgway, others (a) • Dave Gibbons (c)

Thrill to these classic Doctor Who tales with a focus on the CYBERMEN, the villains from the current crossover with Star Trek: The Next Generation! Includes the quintessential tales “Junkyard Demon,” “The World Shapers,” “Genesis,” “Revelation!” and much, much more!

FC • 100 pages • $7.99

Ghostbusters, Vol. 2: The Most Magical Place On Earth

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Nick Runge (c)

The smash-hit ongoing series continues in this second story arc! Thanks to the contract they signed, the Ghostbusters are temporarily barred by Walter Peck from taking any work (without his express permission) in New York City. The Ghostbusters skirt the edict by taking a job in Schenectady. It’s a simple haunted amusement park upstate—what could possibly go wrong?

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-279-9

G.I. JOE #15

Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards (c)

“Deep Terror, part 3!”

DEEP TERROR rumbles on! Scarlett and Team Bravo are on the loose in a COBRA mining operation, miles beneath the surface of the Earth, with no chance of escape. In this issue they uncover the objective of Dr. Mindbender’s subterranean search: a rare element that will allow COBRA to change the world forever. And that’s NOT Good!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks

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

The sprawling tale of the Locke family and their mastery of the whispering iron thunders to new heights as the true history of the family is revealed to Tyler and Kinsey. Zack Wells assumes a new form, Tyler and Kinsey travel through time, and surprises beyond imagination will be revealed.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-227-0

Smoke and Mirrors #4 (of 5)

Mike Costa & Jon Armstrong (w) Ryan Browne (a & c)

Face to face with his darkest fears, Terry confronts the Trade Circle—and they want answers! In a world where magic is real, how can a sleight of hand artist compete with users of practical spells? And why are they afraid of Terry!?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek, Vol. 2

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

The voyages of the new crew of the Enterprise continue in this re-imagining of the original series using the altered timeline from the 2009 movie. Contained in this volume is the re-telling of the classic episode OPERATION: ANNIHILIATE! And an all-new two-part story that takes place soon after the events of the first film!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-286-7

Transformers: Regeneration One #81

Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman & Stephen Baskerville (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)

The TRANSFORMERS comic that began it all—is back. With a vengeance! 21 years have passed since CYBERTRON was restored to its former glory, and finally there is peace. But, after millions of years of bitter civil war, can all ever truly be one? In a conflict this primal, this epic and far-reaching… There are always “Loose Ends”!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Regeneration One 100-Page Spectacular

Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman & Stephen Baskerville (a) • Wildman (c)

GET READY FOR REGENERATION ONE! For the first time in nearly a decade the final issues of the original run of TRANSFORMERS are back—just in time for the story to continue in TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #81! Following a planet-shattering battle with UNICRON, OPTIMUS PRIME has fallen! How will the other AUTOBOTScarry on—and will PRIME be back in time for CYBERTRON’s darkest hour? Reprinting THE TRANSFORMERS #76-80!

FC • 100 pages • $7.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 2: Enemies Old, Enemies New

Kevin Eastman & Tom Waltz (w) • Dan Duncan & Mateus Santolouco (a) • Dan Duncan (c)

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles begin their journey as a true team of brothers, although distance still remains between them. Meanwhile, Baxter Stockman and General Krang have largely kept in the shadows… until now. General Krang wants results and Baxter has a new invention to capture the Turtles before Krang comes to New York.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-288-1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #3

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (w) • Eastman, Laird (a & c)

This tale of the original TMNT expands the Turtles universe! After a big Mouser battle, Splinter’s gone missing and it’s up to his ninja turtle sons to find him. But, little do they know, an extraterrestrial surprise of cosmic proportions awaits them at the end of their search!

FC • 40 pages • $3.99