IDW Publishing Previews – 11/21/12

The Adventures of Augusta Wind #1 (of 5)

J.M. DeMatteis (w) • Vassilis Gogtzilas (a & c)

Augusta Webster thought she was an ordinary girl living an ordinary life in an ordinary town.  But that was before the Snabbit—half-snake/half-rabbit—arrived to turn Augusta’s world upside down and reveal that she’s anything but ordinary.  A new all-ages fantasy from J.M. DeMatteis, creator of Abadazad, with astonishing art by Vassilis Gogtizilas.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Contropussy

Emma Caulfield & Camilla Outzen Rantsen (w) • Christian Meesey & Thomas Mauer (a) Christian Meesey (c)

From Emma Caulfield, the popular actress who portrayed Anya on Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and co-writer Camilla Rantsen, comes Contropussy, a story about a cat with a major itch to scratch. By day she is a mild mannered feline, but by night she comes alive, adventuring in the city, eventually finding herself a pawn in political schemes.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • 8.25” x 6.25” • ISBN 978-1-61377-482-3

The Crow #5 (of 5)

John Shirley (w) • Kyle Hotz (a & c)

“There Are Many Hells.” The Crow in Tokyo. The Crow searching for the stolen soul of his lost love—the search taking him on a blood-red trail of vengeance. In order to set her free, the Crow must now do important things, like descend into the layered hell of Japanese Buddhist mythology. Then he must find the living body of his beloved… and kill it. The Crow’s return concludes in explosive fashion here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Danger Girl Danger-Sized Treasury Edition #3

J. Scott Campbell & Andy Hartnell (w) • J. Scott Campbell (a & c)

The final two chapters of the original Danger Girl series are collected here in their entirety—72 danger-sized pages wrapped in an amazing gatefold cover by Campbell! It’s cover to cover non-stop action, and all in our gigantic treasury format—if you’ve never seen these luscious-ladies deliciously delineated at this size by Campbell then you’ve never seen Danger Girl—get this while the getting is good!

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

Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms #5

Ed Greenwood (w) • Lee Ferguson & Sal Buscema (a) • Steve Ellis (c)

Randral, Torn, and Talandra fled Waterdeep for the wilderness. Only to learn, as the sinister intrigues they fled reach after them, that they’ve arrived in a place where outlaws and marauding monsters lurk—a place that’s called the Ghost Holds for good reasons. Now they just have to get out of it alive.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #2

Steve Niles (w) • Bernie Wrightson (a & c)

Legendary artist Bernie Wrightson returns to Frankenstein with a comic series that picks up at the end of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s classic novel, hailed as one of the greatest horror stories of all time. Frequent Wrightson collaborator Steve Niles provides the script for this epic, decades in the making.

B&W • 32 pages • $3.99

A Man Named Hawken

Benjamin Truman & Timothy Truman (w) • Timothy Truman (a & c)

Once there was an Old Man who rode a blind mule on The Road of Death.

Scalp-hunter, raider, killer-for- hire: Kit Hawken has been a bad man for most of his long life. Scalped, tortured, and left for dead by the mysterious order called The Ring, Hawken returns, seeking vengeance… aided by Shanghai Mary, a shrewd, opium dealing brothel manager… trailed by Sombre, the deformed, psychotic murderer who was once Kit Hawken’s protege… and surrounded by the ghosts of every person he’s ever killed! Are the phantoms real, or illusions from Hawken’s blood- soaked past?

TPB • B&W • $19.99 • 148 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-409-0

Judge Dredd #1

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel, Paul Gulacy (a) • Zach Howard, Ashley Wood, Jim Starlin, Whilce Portacio (c)

In the 22nd century, crime runs rampant in Mega-City One, home to over 400 million citizens, robots, criminals and lunatics. The only line of defense between anarchy and chaos are… the Judges. And Judge Dredd is the toughest of them all. In this, Judge Dredd’s 35th anniversary year, IDW is proud to re-introduce Judge Dredd to America in this all-new ongoing series.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Kiss #6

Chris Ryall (w) • Wagner Reis (a) • Sam Shearon, Jamal Igle (c)

The girls (?!) in Kiss go up against the “phantom” Abner Devereaux and Christine Sixteen… and one of the Four-Who-Are-One won’t make it out alive!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #4 (of 4)

Mark Waid (w) • Chris Samnee (a & c)

Cliff Secord, AKA, the Rocketeer, finds himself flying high over the smog-drenched skies of Los Angeles, locked in mortal combat with an ancient and terrifying creature… and then it all starts to go to Hell! Plus, the ultimate truth about Peevy’s niece is revealed! The final issue of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s Rocketeer series is going full throttle and the thrills show no signs of slowing down—miss this comic at your own peril!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Snake Eyes & Stormshadow #19

Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a) • Alex Cal (c)

TARGET: SNAKE EYES part four! Is the mission to bring down the Arashikage Clan a matter of national security or a private vendetta for SCARLETT? And, when it comes to a life or death battle with SNAKE EYES, who will walk away? The answers lie here in the most game-changing, controversial G.I. JOE storyline this year!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek #15

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

The countdown to next year’s STAR TREK sequel continues here, in an all-new re-imagining of the classic “Mirror Universe” story! Witness the transformation of the new Enterprise crew in part one of this blockbuster story, overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #11

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

SHADOWLAND CONCLUDES! And it’s the end of an era when, on pre-war CYBERTRON, enemies close in on all sides and Orion Pax—the future OPTIMUS PRIME—selects a team of AUTOBOTS to help him pull off the ultimate heist—with the fate of the planet hanging in the balance!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #11

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

CYBERTRON IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE! Tensions ratchet up between AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS as violence breaks out in the heart of the city… and PROWL looks for someone to blame. Is DIRGE a convenient target—or the key to what comes next? Plus… an old friend comes back home.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99