IDW Publishing Previews – 8/8/12

Deadworld: War of the Dead #2 (of 5)

Gary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a & c)

The Lepers, with their dead and decaying flesh, brace themselves for the zombie onslaught. Rand, the leader, pushes for a confrontation soon as he knows the lepers are the only hope, and most of them are closer to death than they’d like to admit… meanwhile, King Zombie reveals his sinister plan!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #181

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Herb Trimpe, Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema (c)

G.I. Joe’s mission at a Comic Convention comes to a close, only to reveal a new, intriguing enemy that may share a history with the Arashikage clan. Meanwhile, Darklon remains a prisoner of the Joes… until an attempt to transfer him from the Pit goes horribly awry! What is the Machiavellian arms-dealer’s nefarious plot and how is Destro involved in it? Secrets are unveiled in this pulse-pounding issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: Cobra Command Vol. 3

Chuck Dixon & Mike Costa  (w) • Wil Rosado, Bennie Lobel, & Antonio Fuso (a) • Menton3 (c)

COBRA COMMAND AFTERMATH! It’s a new day for the JOEs—as they crawl from the ruins of “Cobra Command”, they find a new status quo… and a change in command! The stories from G.I. JOE, SNAKE EYES, And COBRA converge in this volume plus the G.I. JOE: Cobra Annual is included.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-351-2

Godzilla: The Half-Century War #1 (of 5)

James Stokoe (w & a & c)

Introducing a new and exciting look at Godzilla’s reign of destruction, courtesy of Orc Stain creator James Stokoe! The year is 1954 and Lieutnant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan. Along with his pal Kentaro, Ota makes a desperate gamble to save lives… and in the process begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts fifty years! Don’t miss the first decade in a tale of a lifetime!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Magic: The Gathering—The Spell Thief #2

Matt Forbeck (w) • Martín Cóccolo (a) • Dan Scott (c)

Dack Fayden barely escapes the Collector’s prison… and now finds himself back on his home plane of Fiora. Forced to confront the destruction of his hometown, Dack relives the painful memories as he seeks clues that will lead him back on the trail of the malevolent Sifa Grent. Dack must find the strength within himself to carry on or his burden of guilt may prove too overwhelming for the Planeswalker thief. Special playable MAGIC: THE GATHERING card polybagged in this issue!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99


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

Road Rage

Stephen King, Richard Matheson, Joe Hill, & Chris Ryall (w) • Nelson Daniel & Rafa Garres (a) • Nelson Daniel (c)

Acclaimed novelist/Eisner-winning graphic novelist Joe Hill collaborated with his father, Stephen King, in Throttle, for the first time on a tale that paid tribute to Richard Matheson’s classic tale, Duel. Now, IDW is proud to present comic-book tellings of both stories in Road Rage. Adapted by Chris Ryall with art by Nelson Daniel and Rafa Garres.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 120 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-282-9

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Vol. 1

Dave Garcia, Beth Mitchroney, Ken Mitchroney, Christy Marx, David Wise, Larry Parr (w) • Dave Garcia, Ken Mitchroney (a) • Steve Lavigne (C)

Classic animated TMNT action is collected here in this collection of two fan-favorite cartoon adaptations! In both “The Return of Shredder Parts 1–2” and “The Incredible Shrinking Turtles Parts 1–2,” as Shredder comes back to Earth from Dimension X and attempts to exact his revenge upon the hard-backed heroes.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 Pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-289-8

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Micro-Series: Raphael

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

The original Micro-Series is BACK, this time with all-new colors! Raphael struggles to control his inner rage until he finds the perfect outlet: Casey Jones! It’s hot head vs. hot head and neither is going down without a fight! This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #8

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

DINOBOT MONTH! Guess who’s back on Cybertron? SLAG, SLUDGE, SNARL, and SWOOP—and they’re as mad as ever! IRONHIDE leads them deep into the Cybertronian wilderness searching for lost AUTOBOTS… but what they find might be the greatest danger of all!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99