IDW Publishing Previews – 9/26/12

A Fine & Private Place #1 (of 5)

Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis (w) • Eduardo Francisco (a) • Jenny Frison (c)

Beginning the adaptation of Peter S. Beagle’s poignant novel of memory, despair and love on the other side of the ruins! What’s it like to die? Can an ex-pharmacist camped out in a New York cemetery explain the secrets of life and death? Can the talking raven who steals sandwiches for him? And will the ghosts listen?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Archie: Best of Harry Lucey, Vol. 2

Various (w) • Harry Lucey (a & c)

Harry Lucey was one of the best and most fondly remembered artists to delineate the Archie cast of characters. Lucey was a master of comedic timing and uniquely expansive facial expressions—once read, his work is unforgettable! Archie: The Best of Harry Lucey will provide long-time Lucey fans, or those just discovering his art, with many hours of reading entertainment.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-214-0

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #182

Larry Hama (w) • Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema (a) • Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema (c)

DARKLON IS ON THE LOOSE! G.I. JOE has lost their prisoner, and it’s up to Outback and his team to recover the dangerous villain. Meanwhile, Zartan and COBRA COMMANDER formulate a plan that would move COBRA HQ to another coast. The villains take center stage in this issue of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Hawken #6 (of 6)

Tim & Ben Truman (w) • Tim Truman (a & c)

The climactic showdown of the first Hawken arc! Hawken faces off with his twisted protegé, Sombre. Timothy and Benjamin Truman prove the West wasn’t just wild, it was goddamn ugly. Alternate wraparound cover by Dominic Vivona, artist of the WWII zombie comic hit FUBAR!

PC • 32 pages • $3.99

Mars Attacks #4

John Layman (w) • John McCrea (a & c)

The Martians are here! And they’ve brought giant, mutant insects with them!The invasion continues, from Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) and Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman)!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Memorial

Chris Roberson  (w) • Rich Ellis (a) • Mike Kaluta (c)

Memorial is the story of Em, a young woman who arrives at a hospital in Portland, Oregon, with no memory of her past. A year later, she has rebuilt her life, only to find her existence thrown into turmoil after she inherits a magical shop. Em is drawn into a supernatural conflict between beings that not only represent, but are fundamental elements of the universe itself.

TPB • HC • $24.99 • 152 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-354-3

Popeye #5

Roger Langridge (w) • Vince Musacchia, Tom Neely (a) • Bruce Ozella (c)

Popeye and the gang travel to King Blozo’s kingdom to help find a spy at the royal palace—only to find themselves in the middle of a war! Can even Popeye stop a hundred Palookas, each one nearly as tough as he is? PLUS: More shenanigans with Sappo and Wotasnozzle!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #17

Chuck Dixon (w) • Atilio Rojo (a) • Ken Loh (c)

Is SNAKE EYES an asset to the Arashikage Clan or a liability? That’s a question that STORM SHADOW is asking himself as the wrath of Serpentor is turned upon them and SNAKE EYES becomes a target for the G.I. JOEs! Blistering ninja action and intrigue! Nothing is what it seems and loyalties are questioned as the life of the most dangerous JOE takes a turn!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #5 (of 8)

Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & 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! Captain Jean-Luc Picard faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life, but the fate of the galaxy may depend on it! Can the Doctor convince him to make the correct choice?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2, Vol. 1

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)

When the Federation’s most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor’s most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Spanning the ends of space and time itself, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-403-8

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #14

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Andy Kuhn (a) • Kuhn, Eastman (c)

Splinter instructs Raphael in the true way of the ninja, and Casey’s life is irrevocably changed! The Turtles have a new mission, but Shredder’s ambitions could put an end to it before they begin. Plus, Krang unveils his master plan! This issue lays the groundwork for a thrilling new story arc that plunges the Turtles into two epic wars! Don’t miss it!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 3: Shadows of the Past

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

The Turtle’s home in the sewers is destroyed thanks to a sinister team-up between Baxter Stockman and Old Hob. Now that the Turtles are homeless, with one of their own captured, things have never looked bleaker for our heroes. And enter…THE SHREDDER!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-405-2

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #9

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)

SHADOWPLAY begins here! One AUTOBOT connects the crew of the Lost Light with pre-war CYBERTRON and the rise of the DECEPTICONs. His name? OPTIMUS PRIME. The past and the present collide as Rewind begins telling his crew mates the most shocking story of all!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Annual 2012

John Barber (w) • Brendan Cahill & Guido Guidi (a) • Tim Seeley, Andrew Griffith (c)

CRASHING DOWN! The mysterious Metrotitan from last month’s More Than Meets the Eye Annual arrives on CYBERTRON—smashing into the ruins of the legendary Crystal City! Starscream and Prowl begin a battle of wills over the fate of this behemoth—and the outcome will shock you!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99