IDW Publishing Previews – 9/19/12

30 Days of Night #10

Steve Niles (w) • Christopher Mitten (a & c)

Fright-master Steve Niles continues the all-new, critically acclaimed 30 DAYS OF NIGHT ongoing series! Eben turns the screw in the neck of the city of Los Angeles as he hunts down Alice and seeks to make peace with the European vampires. He is growing his army and choosing his target. He will not stop until the world is in chaos…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Battle Beasts #3 (of 4)

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

Bliss and the Beasts close in on the all-powerful Dread Weapons. Along the way, Vorin reveals the history of his kind, although fellow heroes Merk and Gruntos recall slightly different versions of the past! Meanwhile the United States military begins a full-scale attack to contain the murrauding Beasts! Action, intrigue and secrets revealed, all in this issue!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cobra #17

Mike Costa (w) • Werther Dell’Edera (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)

They call him… BLUDD! Major Bludd takes center stage in this spine-shattering issue! What makes Bludd tick… and who does he have to kill next? Locked in prison, he’s still deadly—so who wants him free?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Danger Girl/G.I. JOE #3

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

It’s the most dangerous event of the summer, and the action continues right here!  Abbey Chase has been working behind enemy lines as an Agent of COBRA, but when the G.I. JOE strike force puts the Danger Girl team in the line of fire, who will Abbey side with to win the battle?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Doctor Who Dave Gibbons Collection

Pat Mills, Steve Moore, Steve Parkhouse, & John Wagner  (w) • Dave Gibbons (a & c)

Industry legend Dave Gibbons illustrated a classic run of Doctor Who comics, and this oversized book collects them all! And in full color! Gibbons-drawn strips began appearing in the very first issue of Doctor Who Magazine (then titled Doctor Who Weekly), starring the Fourth Doctor as portrayed by Tom Baker, and Gibbons continued as the primary artist until issue #69, a Fifth Doctor tale. This volume also features an introduction by Gibbons, along with early Doctor Who sketches from the master.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 372 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-347-5

Dorothy Of Oz Prequel #4 (of 4)

Denton J. Tipton (w) • Blair Shedd (a) • Eric Shanower (c)

Based on the upcoming animated film Dorothy Of Oz! Building on the celebrated children’s book by Roger Stanton Baum, Dorothy Of Oz will tell the tale of Dorothy’s return to the Land of Oz. But first, read here about what events transpired to necessitate Dorothy’s return, and witness the rise of the Jester!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ghostbusters #13

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

After one more quick stop to help a friend in the Windy City, the Ghostbusters arrive back in New York, expecting a backlog of cases to clear through.  Instead, things are strangely quiet on the supernatural front, and it’s all thanks to the city’s newest paranormal investigation and elimination service!  Who is this new team?  Find out in the lucky 13th issue of GHOSTBUSTERS!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla #5

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Simon Gane (a) • Zach Howard (c)

Boxer and his team decide it’s time to turn their sights to the big game—Godzilla! A perfect plan goes awry when a billionaire adventurer gets his hands on Mechagodzilla. The result? Utter monster mayhem!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla: Half Century War #2 (of 5)

James Stokoe (w & a & c)

The year is 1967 and Godzilla is on the move… to Vietnam! With a war underway, Godzilla is the last thing the country needs. Lieutenant Murakami follows Godzilla to try out some new tech on the monster, but a super-sized foe named Anguirus might just be the most effective counter-measure.  It’s a rumble in the jungle, don’t miss it!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

KISS #4

Tom Waltz (w) • Casey Maloney (a) • Xermanico, Maloney (c)

The Elder’s cosmic soldiers known as the Four-Who-Are-One are reunited just in time to face off against the Destroyer’s evil proxy, General Black Diamond, who has unleashed his secret weapon! Will the combined might of the Demon, Starchild, Catman, and Celestial be enough to defeat the world’s first dragon in 100,000 years?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Magic: The Gathering—The Spell Thief #3

Matt Forbeck (w) • Martín Cóccolo (a) • Matt Stewart (c)

Leaving his home plane behind, Dack Fayden returns to Innistrad, still in pursuit of the villainous Sifa Grent. He convenes with the Reichert family again, who provide Dack with crucial information on the evil Planewalker’s location. But when Sorin Markov arrives, looking for Dack, things quickly escalate and our hero finds himself in a situation where he may not come out alive…

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

The Pound: Ghoul’s Night Out #1 (of 4)

Stephan Nilson (w) • Ibrahim Moustafa (a & c)

The Pound is officially open for business. Scottie and Howie have their hands full. A creature is harassing park-goers. The Government is investigating them. Ghouls are rebelling, and, if things couldn’t get worse, Scottie’s mother-in-law has decided to visit. Guest starring PROOF’s Agent John “Proof” Prufrock!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek #13

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

The Redshirt’s Tale. Everyone knows the joke about the dire fate of crewmembers who wear red on the Enterprise. Even the redshirts themselves! The countdown to next year’s blockbuster STAR TREK sequel continues here, with an ALL-NEW stand-alone story that shows life on the Enterprise through a redshirt’s eyes!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: Romulans Treasury Edition

John Byrne (w & a & c)

Master storyteller John Byrne, famed for his classic runs on Uncanny X-Men and Next Men, presents a trio of Classic Trek stories featuring the Romulan Empire. These are classic stories adventure, danger and intrigue, and even more importantly… John Byrne’s art just looks so cool printed in our awesome treasury format!

FC • Cardstock •  $9.99 • 72 pages • 9.25” x 14.25”

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #1 (of 4)

Brannon Braga & Terry Matalas (w) • Joe Corroney, photo (a & c)

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation!

In the distant future the entire galaxy has been completely assimilated by Borg and it’s king… Locutis! The only hope for the future lies in the past, in the hands of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the starship Enterprise—as Picard faces off against the Borg collective in one final, terrifying and definitive encounter!

Brannon Braga is one of the writers most associated with the Star Trek Franchise. He has written a number of fondly remembered episodes of TNG, including co-writing the two-part series finale, “All Good Things…,” for which he won the prestigious Hugo Award. Terry Matalas has written for Star Trek: Enterprise, as well as Terra Nova.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

True Blood #5

Annie Nocenti & Michael McMillian (w) • Federica Manfredi (a) • Tim Bradstreet, photo (c)

Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, is back as an ongoing series! With creative collaboration from TRUE BLOOD creator/writer/producer Ball, this series features writers Annie Nocenti (Daredevil, Green Arrow) and Michael McMillian. Now that the “Where Were You?” arc has concluded, we take a look at the sorrid past of the villain who plagued Bon Temps during that time, along with guest artist Federica Manfredi (Star Trek).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Womanthology: Space #1 (of 5)

Sandy Carpenter, Bonnie Burton, Chrissie Zullo (w) • Ming Doyle, Stephanie Hans, Jessica Hickman, Stacie Ponder, Maja K., Tanja, Anna Bowie (a) • Renae DeLiz (c)

Womanthology: Space, the follow up to the hit Kickstarter project, Womanthology: Heroic, starts off with the first of five out-of-this-world issues: Moon. Each issue contains three 6-page stories, plus pinups, how-tos, and more, by women of all ages and experience. Check out a haunted space station, a snarky robot, and so much more in this debut issue.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99