IDW Publishing Previews – 12/19/12

Archie: Best of Dan DeCarlo, Vol. 1

Dan DeCarlo (a & c)

Beginning his career at Archie in the mid 1950s, Dan DeCarlo soon became the main artist on Betty and Veronica, and drew every Archie character at one time or another in his nearly 50-year career with Archie. The stories in this collection are from what is generally regarded as DeCarlo’s best period—the mid 1950s to the early 1970s.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 152 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-529-5

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

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

The epic crossover between the two greatest science-fiction properties of all time ends here! Our heroes launch a desperate mission behind enemy lines in hopes of ending the CyberBorg threat, but there’s a traitor in their midst…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #20

Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a & c)

TARGET: SNAKE EYES ends the only way it can—in the mano y mano, ninja to ninja battle that G.I. JOE fans have been waiting for! SNAKE EYES versus STORM SHADOW in a fight to the end—with the fate of the Arashikage clan at stake.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Joe Palooka # 1 (of 6)

Mike Bullock & Matt Triano (w) • Fernando Peniche (a) • Jace McTier (c)

The legendary Joe Palooka name returns in this all-new version, as Joe fights for his freedom and for his life around the world. Set in the violent and dangerous world of top- tier mixed martial arts, this series will get you in its grip and not let go until you tap out.

Accused of a murder he didn’t commit, Nick Davis flees a police manhunt, picks up the name Joe Palooka in a Tijuana tough-man contest and then travels the world seeking to clear his name while making a name for himself at the same time.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland Preview

Judge Dredd #2

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel, Brendan McCarthy (a) • Zach Howard, Greg Staples (c)

In Mega-City one, Judges ARE the law. But what happens when a veteran Judge goes bad? And he’s so skilled at hiding his misdeeds that even Judge Dredd is unable to dig up the evidence he needs? Looks like it’s time to choose psis… from the Psi Division, that is!

IDW’s all-new ongoing series continues here, with the re-introduction of fan-favorite JUDGE ANDERSON! Don’t even think about skipping this issue. Because… well, she’ll *know*.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Alan Robert’s Killogy #2 (of 4)

Alan Robert (w & a & c)

The prison cell walls are closing in fast on our all-star cast, which features original characters based on the likenesses of Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, the Sopranos), Marky Ramone (The Ramones) and Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter). The unlikely trio quickly discovers that they are no longer alone in the abandoned police station and Marky Ramone is forced to take matters into his own hands… and in his hands is his trusty baseball bat!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Locke & Key: Ω #2 (of 6)

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

A ghost haunts the long halls of Keyhouse—the spirit of Bode Locke, cast out of his body by the Demon named Dodge—and only one person can hear his voice: Bode’s old playmate, Rufus Whedon. It’s time to soldier up: the final battle for Keyhouse is about to begin.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Mars Attacks #6

John Layman (w) • John McCrea (a & c)

An exciting new story arc starts here! As human ramp up their defenses, the Martians unleash a new weapon from their arsenal… the freeze ray! Don’t miss any of the action in this runaway hit series!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Classic Popeye #5

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

Both E. C. Segar, the creator of Popeye and his long time assistant Bud Sagendorf were huge science fiction fans. Here the brilliant Sagendorf leads off with an out of this world funny sci-fi fantasy, “Moon Goon!” or “Goon on the Moon!” or “The Man in the Moon is a Goon!”. Plus we have a comic featuring everybody’s favorite character, Wimpy in “Another Day Another Breakfast!”. Three Popeye laugh-filled one-pagers, a special illustrated Swee’pea undersea tale, and you have another lovingly restored, hilarious Popeye comic–TOOT! TOOT!

FC • 52 pages • $3.99

Star Trek 100 Page Winter Spectacular 2012

Marc Guggenheim, Scott Tipton, More (w) • David Messina, J.K. Woodward, More (a) • Joe Corroney (c)

Explore the amazing worlds of Star Trek through our continuing series of 100-page spectaculars! How do you deal with killing a legend? Find out in the story of Captain Harriman, the notorious commander of the Enterprise when Captain James T. Kirk was lost and presumed dead. Guest starring Dr. McCoy! Discover the devious inner workings of the Romulan military! Re-enter the Mirror Universe as Kirk’s Doppelgänger plots to overthrow his superior… Captain Pike—And more!

FC • 100 pages • $7.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #3 (of 4)

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

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

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #12

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

AUTOBOTS VERSUS DECEPTICONS! The crew of the Lost Light confronts a band of rogue DECEPTICONS—with terrible consequences. As an AUTOBOT slips closer to death, a single decision sets in motion a chain of events that might just spell the end for RODIMUS and his band of travelers.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Vol. 3

Michael Dooney, Steve Murphy, & A.C.Farley (w) • Michael Dooney, Jim Lawson, & A.C. Farley (a) • Michael Dooney (c)

Issues #27–29 are collected in Volume 3 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics. Includes “Dreams of Stone,” “Sons of the Silent Age,” and “Men of Shadow” with stories and art by Michael Dooney, Jim Lawson, Steve Murphy, and A.C. Farley.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-538-7

Top 100 Fantasy Movies Previews

Transfusion #2 (of 3)

Steve Niles (w) • menton3 (a & c)

In a future overrun by out-of-control machines and monsters, a handful of human survivors try to fight their way back to a normal life. But what is normal in a world where both monsters and machines need human blood? Find out in this horrific new series by 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles and menton3, the demented artist behind Monocyte!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99