IDW Publishing Previews – 7/18/12

Cobra #15

Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)

The lies and betrayals keep adding up, as Flint struggles to maintain his honor amidst his team of scoundrels and backstabbers. And is the information that Tomax has been supplying really on the level? Of course not… but what game is he playing?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Danger Girl/G.I. JOE #1 (of 4)

Andy Hartnell (w) • John Royle (a) • J. Scott Campbell X 2 (c)

The two most incredible covert action teams the world has ever known—so covert, in fact, that neither knows the other exists—are meeting for the first time ever! Repeat: Danger Girl and G.I. JOE, together. Spies! Girls! Ninjas! COBRA! If your head did not just explode, then you are one of the lucky few remaining that will live to enjoy a summer blockbuster you’ll have to see to believe!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

KISS #2

Chris Ryall (w) • Jamal Igle (a) • Nick Runge, Igle (c)

“Dressed to Kill,” part 2! KISS is reborn in comics, and united against the threat of the Elder! If only they can survive the time-spanning threat of “Wicked” Lester and his demonic minions in 1920s Chicago!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Mars Attacks #2

John Layman (w) • John McCrea (a & c)

The invasion has begun! The first stories of an all-new MARS ATTACKS universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The Martians are here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Nevsky: Hero of the People

Ben McCool (w) • Mario Guevara (a & c)

Written by Ben McCool (Memoir, Pigs) with art by rising star Mario Guevara (Solomon Kane, Victorian Undead), this full-length graphic novel is a stunning re-imagination of Sergei Eisenstein’s famed film, Alexander Nevsky (1938). Alexander Nevsky is a central figure in Russian history, having lived during one of Russia’s darkest periods–the invasion of the Teutonic Knights. Alexander Nevsky helped establish the Russian nation by defeating the Teutonic Knights, invaders from the last vestiges of the Holy Roman Empire, with an army comprised of ordinary citizens who were poorly-equipped soldiers but fought for their freedom. This ragtag band, against overwhelming odds,  defeated the invaders in an epic battle on the frozen lake Peipus–a spectacular achievement that is still celebrated in Russia to this day. In 1938 the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, much acclaimed for his masterful interpretation as seen in “Battleship Potemkin” (1925) and “Ivan the Terrible” (1944), brought the story of Alexander Nevsky to life on the silver screen in an innovative and brilliant way, by developing new film techniques that remain in use almost 100 years later by some of the greatest directors of our time. Now, following in the steps of Eisenstein, IDW is proud to present one of the most compelling historical graphic novels ever produced–one that is as relevant today as it was at any time in history!

HC · FC · $24.99 · 128 pages · ISBN 978-1-61377-181-5

Night of 1,000 Wolves #3 (of 3)

Bobby Curnow (w) • Dave Wachter (a & c)

Death has stalked Harrick and his family all night. Now, face-to-face with the source of the wolf onslaught, Harrick fights a desperate, losing battle. One grim choice may hold the only hope for salvation. Will the tragic sacrifice be worth it? There is no escape from terror when the Night of 1,000 Wolves ends!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Spike: The Complete Series

Brian Lynch (w) • Franco Urru, Nicola Zanni, & Stephen Mooney (a) Jenny Frison (c)

Collects the complete 8-issue series of Spike by Brian Lynch that connects the “After The Fall” storyline to the subsequent “Buffy: Season 8” series. Spike is out on his own, away from Angel’s watchful eye, and in charge of his own destiny. Old flames and new challenges arise as Spike faces a crazed killer, Wolfram & Hart, and the consequences of having a soul.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 200 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-285-0

Star Trek #11

Mike Johnson (w) • Claudia Balboni (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)

“The Truth About Tribbles!” Part 1! The countdown to next year’s blockbuster STAR TREK sequel continues here, as the crew of the Enterprise encounters the classic alien species in an ALL-NEW story! Inspired by the fan-favorite episode “The Trouble With Tribbles,” this new two-part adventure is overseen by STAR TREK sequel writer/producer Roberto Orci!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #3

Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Woodward, Elena Casagrande (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! The true horror of the Borg-Cybermen alliance has been revealed, but what course of action will Captain Picard and the Doctor agree upon? And will the Doctor’s recently resurfaced memories shed new night on the dilemma?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99