IDW Publishing Previews – 12/5/12

The Adventures of Augusta Wind #2 (of 5)

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

Forgotten by her family, hunted by the Omniphant, Augusta Wind seeks safety in the deeps of the other-dimensional Swirl.  But the dangers of the Swirl may prove to be far worse than the threats Augusta left behind on Earth.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Battle Beasts

Bobby Curnow (w) • Valerio Schiti (a) • Dan Brereton (c)

It’s just another average day for Bliss, an ignored linguist at the Department of Defense. However, when Bliss unlocks the secret translation of an ancient scroll, terror rains from the sky… in the form of the BATTLE BEASTS! Unstoppable creatures armed to the teeth, the Battle Beasts are determined to make Earth their own personal war zone. Nothing can stop their merciless carnage. Nothing except perhaps a gentle word from the one woman who can understand them—Bliss!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-417-5

Chasing the Dead #2 (of 4)

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

Her daughter has been missing for only two hours, but Sue has already been forced to drive out into a blinding snowstorm to dig up the corpse of a serial killer in the nearby town of Gray Haven. With ten more hours before sunrise, it’s clear the worst night of her life has only just begun. Five more towns to visit, with five more horrific tasks waiting in each one. But along the way, Sue encounters a mysterious hitchhiker knows the identity of her faceless tormentor and his plans for Sue and her daughter.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Doctor Who #3

Brandon Seifert (w) • Philip Bond (a) • Mark Buckingham (c)

First issue in a special two-part story featuring the art of Philip Bond! The stress from their past few adventures have the Doctor and Rory at each other’s throats, and Amy has had just about enough. So she sends them on a boys night out, must to their chagrin, but with a TARDIS at their disposal…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #185

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

Things are finally coming to a head between DARKLON and DESTRO! With the two adversaries confronting each other for the first time in years, things could get out of control—fast! Meanwhile, G.I. JOE is in trouble: CLUTCH and ROCK N’ ROLL are trapped in COBRA’s new HQ and a new mission in Benzheen takes a turn for the worse! The villains reign supreme in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #185!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Haunted Horror #2

Various (w & a) • Basil Wolverton (c)

Back from the opened grave are more masterpieces of the macabre from the horror comics of the 1950s. Genius horror artists of the known and unknown variety poured their tortured souls into these comics. The best and rarest stories have been chosen with the help of top horror comic collectors and all lovingly restored and presented in full-creepy color.  You will be thrilled, chilled and maybe even a little sickened by the over-the-top ghouls and gore in the thick 52 page Haunted Horrors. From the fiends that brought you Dick Briefer’s Frankensten, Bob Powell’s Terror and Zombies in the Chilling Archives of Horror Comics. Grab Haunted Horror before some do-gooders ban it!

FC • 52 pages • $3.99

Kiss, Vol. 1

Chris Ryall & Tom Waltz (w) • Jamal Igle & Casey Maloney (a) • Nick Runge (c)

Four ordinary humans in 1920s Chicago find themselves caught up in a battle of epic proportions that will reverberate across time and space in “Dressed to Kill.” In “A World Without Heroes” travel to a forgotten time of swords and sorcery, dragons and wizards, warriors and maidens. A once-united kingdom has become irreversibly divided. Can the Demon, Starchild, Catman, and Celestial save their world?

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-420-5

Magic: The Gathering—Path of Vengeance #1

Matt Forbeck (w) • Martín Cóccolo (a) • Dan Scott (c)

Dack Fayden returns to Ravnica! Dack knows that the malevolent Sifa Grent has something sinister planned for the city of Ravnica, but he must uncover her plot while being pursued by Rakdos cultists and Boros soldiers. Not only that, but someone from Dack’s past may just put an end to the Planeswalker thief!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

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

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

The ghoul uprising is foiled. The Council of Four is saved. Howie finally tells his fiance what he and Scottie are doing at work, and none of this turns out to be a good thing for the guys as we wrap up the second series of The Pound.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, & Jim Lawson (w) • Jim Lawson (a) • Steve Lavigne (c)

Travel through the nooks and crannies of the TMNT universe with these tales that build on and reference stories throughout the Mirage Comics continuity! This first volume features a brand-new cover by longtime TMNT artist Steve Lavigne.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 132 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-416-8

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Micro-Series: Michelangelo

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (w & a & c)

The original Micro-Series is BACK, this time with all-new colors! Michelangelo’s trademark playfulness, empathy, and easygoing nature are displayed in full four-color glory in this classic one-shot story. Mikey experiences a very merry (and very harrowing!) Christmas, adopting a stray cat while stopping thieves from stealing toys meant for orphaned children. Santa’s got nothing on this green ninja with a big heart!

FC • 38 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Regeneration One #86

Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)

DARK REIGN! The fallout from the devastation on Earth ripples outwards, all the way to Nebulos, where GRIMLOCK faces his own darkest demons and a fateful choice that may cost him his very Spark. The dark reign of SCORPONOK begins here, and nothing will ever be the same again!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Womanthology: Space # 3 (of 5)

Rachel Edidin, Jennifer  De Guzman, Robin Furth (w) • Leigh Dragoon, Sophia Foster-Dimino, and more (a) • Renae DeLiz (c)

You can’t travel through space without a ship, and these 3 stories take you on 3 very different adventures. Dreamy, creepy, and just plain fun, explore the infinite in this strange and galactic issue!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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