IDW Publishing Previews – 8/15/12

Battle Beasts #2 (of 4)

Bobby Curnow (w) • Valerio Schiti (a & c)

The Beasts have landed on Earth, destroying everything in their path. Bliss Reynolds knows why, but she is being hunted for her secret knowledge by dozens of bloodthirsty Beasts! Three noble Beasts have endeavored to protect Bliss, but they won’t be enough to protect her from the hordes that are on their tail. The only option? Run! It’s a scramble for survival in a war zone called San Francisco!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Classic Popeye Ongoing #1

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

Representing the classic Popeye #1 from 1948 by Bud Sagendorf! This collector’s item begins a reprinting of the complete Sagendorf’s Popeye comic book series, nearly 100 issues long! Carefully reproduced from the original comic books and lovingly restored. Eat your spinach!

FC • 48 pages • $3.99

Creativity of Steve Ditko

Steve Ditko (w & a & c)

Steve Ditko’s most creative comics are lovingly reproduced in a beautiful large format hardback book, “The Creativity of Steve Ditko,” a companion to Craig Yoe’s previous “The Art of Ditko.” Forward by Paul Levitz with revealing essays by Mike Gold, Jack Harris, Mikal Banta, and Amber Stanton. Amber, daughter of fetish artist Eric Stanton, gives ground-breaking background about when her father and Ditko shared a studio for nearly a decade and worked on each others projects during the creation of Spider-Man.

HC • FC • $39.99 • 208 pages • 9.5” x 12.5” • ISBN 978-1-61377-276-8

The Crow #2

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

“Death, My Revelation.” The Crow has been reborn in blood and loss through something that may be worse than death. Displaced spirits, torn from their living bodies, wander Tokyo as the mystery deepens. The Crow is on a mission of vengeance, his samurai sword splashing blood… but he must also uncover hidden truths as he penetrates level after level of secrets within the shadowy corridors of Biotrope… and the dark recesses of a mysterious island off the coast of Japan.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Deadworld: War of the Dead #3 (of 5)

Gary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a & c)

Dan, one of the surviving humans, finally found Donna, the woman he loved… but she had become infected with the presence of an intelligent zombie and is now half-human and half-zombie. Dan is torn between saving her or killing her, and if he doesn’t make the decision soon, it might just be too late…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe #16

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

DEEP TERROR concludes! Scarlett and Team Bravo are trapped a mile beneath the Earth’s surface with an army of COBRA killers beneath on their tail! Their only hope is—Mainframe? Also: COBRA’s too-public campaign to destroy the Joes rolls on. How can America’s super-secret heroes survive in the light of day?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Infestation 2, Vol. 3

Tristan Jones, Paul Crilley, & Duane Swierczynski  (w) • Mark Torres, Valerio Schiti, & David Messina (a) • Livio Ramendelli (c)

Introducing the D&D campaign EBERRON to comics and learn the strange history it shares with the threat of INFESTATION 2. Also, one of the Turtles has been taken by something in the dark depths of the sewers, and it’s up to his brothers to save him. When it all comes down to the final battle, C.V.O. is scattered across America, and one of their own may be the key to stopping the threat once and for all—but not without a tremendous sacrifice. Danger Girl and others are on hand to help, but will it be enough?

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-353-6

Jericho: Season 4 #1 (of 5)

Kalinda Vazquez (w) • Andrew Currie (a) • The Sharp Brothers, Photo (c)

Overseen by the original writing staff of the television series, Jericho is back with a vengeance, with a whole new chapter of stories told in the show’s official continuity.  If you are a fan of Jericho you cannot afford to miss this compelling all-new series!

In the tradition of nail-biting suspense and intrigue that fans of the show—and the comic—have come to expect and love, Jericho Season Four picks up where Season Three left off. Though Jake and Hawkins are happy to be back in Jericho, the challenges they face are daunting. Not only are they fugitives in their own hometown, but they find themselves forced to play host to the newest member of the Jericho community—John Smith… a man who some know as a friend of the resistance, but who Jake and Hawkins know as the man behind the September Attacks. Only they know his secret. And only they can stop him from committing another heinous act.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular Summer 2012

Nathan Archer, Christopher Golden, and Tom Sniegoski (w) • Dave Hoover and Jeff Moy  (a) • Travis Charest  (c)

Presenting two incredible stories from two incredible corners of the Star Trek Universe! First, the crew of the starship Enterprise, under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, finds itself in a very unusual setting—in Embrace the Wolf! Plus, Captain Janeway, Seven of Nine, and the rest of the crew of the U.S.S Voyager have a close encounter of the Borg kind in False Colors!

FC • 100 pages • $7.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Vol. 1

Michael Dooney, Mark Martin, Mark Bode & Kevin Eastman (w & a) • Michael Dooney (c)

The original stories of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURLES come roaring back to shelves with the line of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES CLASSICS trade paperbacks! Volume 1 features favorite tales like “The Peoples Choice,” “A TMNT Time Tale,” and “The Shell of the Dragon.”

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-234-8