IDW Publishing Previews – 11/14/12

Borderlands: Origins #1 (of 4)

Mikey Neumann  (w) • Augustin Padilla (a & c)

“Roland.” For the millions and millions of fans of the smash-hit video game BORDERLANDS, a lingering question exists: how did the Vault Hunters get on the bus with Marcus in the first place? Find out how Roland got on the bus with Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick in this exciting look at the soldiers of the Crimson Lance and what made him leave their ranks and search for the Vault. Surprises abound in the first part of a four-issue series chronicling where Borderlands began!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Chasing the Dead #1 (of 4)

Matthew Scott, Tim Westland  (w) • Dietrich Smith (a & c)

A stranger has kidnapped Sue’s daughter, Lily. But he doesn’t want her money, only her suffering – and he will kill Lily if Sue doesn’t follow his every command. With detailed instructions, the faceless abductor leads Sue into a blinding snowstorm on the longest night of the year to a place she has not traveled to since childhood. The voice on the other end of her cell phone somehow knows Sue’s deepest, most chilling secret – an ominous incident from her past, buried long ago…

Chasing the Dead is a fast-paced, ferociously tense supernatural thriller from the twisted mind of Star Wars horror novelist Joe Schreiber (Red Harvest, Death Troopers).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Classic Popeye #4

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

Is that a cool cover or WHAT?!? And the insides of this comical comic comic are every bit as awesome! The first story, “Dead Valley,” has plenty of Popeye’s twister-sock punches Old West Style. And the second story, “Gift from Uncle Ben,” features a fantastical and funny creature called a Zoop that will delight fans of the Jeep and the Wiffle Bird! Plus, three boffo one-eyed sailor one pagers–all by The World’s Greatest Popeye Cartoonist, Bud Sagendorf!

FC • 52 pages • $3.99

Dorothy Of Oz Prequel

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

The upcoming  animated film Dorothy Of Oz will tell the tale of the titular hero’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!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-217-1

Ghostbusters Ongoing, Vol. 3: Haunted America

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

New York City doesn’t have a monopoly on the supernatural, and it was only a matter of time before apparitions in other areas were enhanced by the expansion of psychokinetic energy! “HAUNTED AMERICA” finds the Ghostbusters venturing out far beyond the comfortable confines of the Empire State. This ghostly tour has stops in Detroit, New Orleans, Roswell, and Seattle.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-512-7

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #184

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

Just as COBRA COMMANDER begins to settle into his new COBRA base on the west coast, trouble starts brewing. Destro and Baroness, Road Pig and Zarana, Darklon, Zartan: every one of them pursuing their own agenda and getting in COBRA COMMANDER’s way. Not to mention G.I. JOE following all their activities, waiting for the right time to step in. The stakes are raised in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #184!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: Deep Terror

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

COBRA is digging a miles-deep shaft in the Patagonian wilderness and what they’re digging for could change the world forever and NOT in a good way. G.I. JOE is looking for payback after recent events but will the cuts to their operating budget allow for a mission to the bottom of the world?

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-511-0

Godzilla, Vol. 1

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Simon Gane (a) • Art Adams (c)

Duane Swierczynski and Simon Gane launch this ultimate action-movie blockbuster, ushering in a new era of monster battles. Ex-special forces tough-guy Boxer is a man with a grudge and vows to end the terror of Godzilla, no matter what. He assembles a top-notch team to take down monster-sized threats… at $7 billion a bounty. What starts as a vendetta could become a lucrative business for Boxer… if he can live past day one!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-413-7

Locke & Key: Ω #1 (of 7)

Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

A season of lies and murders has come to a head; the shadows rise and the water falls, as Dodge approaches the Black Door… with the Omega Key in his possession and nothing left to stand in his way.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek, Vol. 3

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

The countdown to the next STAR TREK movie continues here. In “The Return of the Archons!” Kirk, Spock, and the crew search for a lost Starfleet ship that may hold clues to the future of the entire Federation and in “The Truth About Tribbles!” the crew of the Enterprise encounters the classic alien species in an ALL-NEW story inspired by the fan-favorite episode.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-515-8

Torpedo, Vol. 1

Enrique Sanchez Abuli (w) • Jordi Bernet & Alex Toth (a) • Jordi Bernet (c)

Enrique Sanchel Abuli and Jordi Bernet’s masterpiece is a darkly humorous exploration of the criminal underbelly in 1930s New York City. Abuli’s distinctive narrative builds the story over time and Bernet’s masterful renditions of the title character and the city he inhabits are stunningly cinematic.

TPB • B&W • $17.99 • 144 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-516-5

Zaucer of Zilk #2 (of 2)

Brendan McCarthy & Al Ewing (w) • Brendan McCarthy (a & c)

IDW’s special collaboration with 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing, The Zaucer of Zilk, concludes here in the second chapter of Brendan McCarthy & Al Ewing’s phantasmagorical psychedelic extravaganza from beyond the fringes of imagination! 30 pages of brilliantly surreal artwork by McCarthy!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99