IDW Publishing Previews – 1/9/13

The Adventures of Augusta Wind #3 (of 5)

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

With her existence on Earth erased from the minds of those who loved her, Augusta heads into the cosmic fog called The Swirl. But the road to Nowhere Island is dark and dangerous—and a mysterious Forever Wall lies ahead.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Classic Popeye #6

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

A meticulous reprint of the Golden Age great Popeye #6 from 1949 starts powerfully with the one-eyed sailor battling a shark on the cover then gloriously opens to a “Saga of the Sea, Entitled ‘Raft!’ Or ‘It’s A Long Drift Home!!’ Or ‘Rafts Are Boats, But Not So Comfortable!!'” This long tale has high-sea villains, gold and Swee’pea at his lovable best giving his own mighty-mite version of the twister sock to evil-doers sock alongside Popeye!  The second comic writ and drewed by the brilliant genius Bud Sagendorf stars everybody’s favorite character… “Thimble Theater presents J.W. Wimpy in a Story of Hunger and Desert Madness Entitled ‘Food! Food!’ or ‘May I Borrow Your Duck Mister?'” A big AHOY and thank you to retailers, reviewers and fans to the fantastic, enthusiastic response to this series!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Doctor Who #4

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

The second issue in a special two-part story featuring the art of Philip Bond! With the Doctor and Rory on a boys night out gone wrong, Amy must face the Silence on her own! All that plus lots of beer!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #186

Larry Hama (w) • Ron Wagner  (a) • S L Gallant (c)

DARKLON has managed to get the best of DESTRO and is going forward on his sale of the stolen nuclear trigger device. But when COLONEL FAROUD, the potential buyer of the device, asks for proof that it works, Darklon is forced to make a drastic choice that may put everyone—G.I. JOE, COBRA and even Darklon himself—in mortal danger! The clock starts ticking in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #186!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla #8

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Simon Gane (a) • E.J. Su (c)

Boxer is cornered by the government and Godzilla is a giant sized X-factor, wrecking everyone’s plans. Sides are switched, lives are lost… and then the unthinkable happens. The devastating third act of this Godzilla epic begins now!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Hollows # 2 (of 4)

Chris Ryall (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)

Chris Ryall and Sam Kieth continue their crazed collaboration with The Hollows, Part 2: “Taking Flight.” When living above the chaos and soul-stealing “hollows” is no longer an option, can Kobayashi manage to rise above the impending doom that surrounds he and his loved ones…?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Jinnrise #1 (of 6)

Sohaib Awan (w) • Tony Vassallo (a & c)

Part 1: “Manifest Destiny.” International student Andrew Marcus’ world is torn asunder when interstellar forces, the “Kibrani,” invade earth. With all hope seemingly lost, humanity’s last chance may be a long-despised and forgotten race: the Jinn (otherwise known as “genies”)! But are they our hope… or greatest fear? Combining the best of summer blockbuster fare and quest myths like Lord of the Rings, Jinnrise is a modern re-introduction to global myth.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Joe Palooka # 2 (of 6)

Mike Bullock (w) • Fernando Peniche (a) • Marat Mychaels (c)

The vice tightens on MMA fighter Joe Palooka! While being hunted down for a murder he didn’t commit, Joe tries to lay low but ends up fighting for his life a bully Khan in “the circle,” where only the most violent disputes are settled. Set in the dangerous world of top-tier mixed martial arts, this series will get you in its grip and will not let go until you tap out.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Kiss #7

Tom Waltz (w) • Kenneth Loh (a) • Loh, Xermanico (c)

“Into the Void,” Part 1! The Four-Who-Are-One have fought against the Destroyer God in the Dark Ages, Prohibition Era Chicago… even in the hot bodies of radical 80’s teenaged girls!  But now, alongside the enigmatic She, they fight on a new front in their eternal war of good versus evil — the very interstellar void they call home! Can these cosmic warriors bring their master, the Elder, victory at last… or will this mark the end for the Demon, Starchild, Catman, and Celestial? The final battle for the Universe is at hand!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Love and Capes: What to Expect #6 (of 6)

Thom Zahler (w & a) • Zahler & Rich Faber (c)

You’ve been wondering it for months now… what will happen to Abby’s bookstore? Wait, no. You’ve been asking, “Is it a boy? A girl? Twins? Triplets? Will it have powers? Is it an illusion cast by a magic spell?” (Okay, we’ll answer the last one right now: No.) Your questions will be answered this issue! And, seriously, the fate of the bookstore is revealed, too.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Mars Attacks Kiss

Chris Ryall (w) • Alan Robinson (a) • Ray Dillon (c)

The weekly invasion continues here! In 1970s New York, four teens are handed the power to become godlike figures… unless some attacking Martians find a way to steal that power for themselves! A tale torn from the original 1976 Kiss comic, courtesy of Chris “God of Thunder” Ryall and Alan “War Machine” Robinson!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Popeye #9

Roger Langridge (w) • Ken Wheaton (a & c)

Schtuff! You can’t get enough! Schtuff! It makes you feel tough! Schtuff! WHAT THE HECK IS IT?? Time for Popeye and the gang to take a trip to Goon Island to take on that ol’ stinker, Bluto – and for Alice the Goon to go native! PLUS: More nuttiness with Sappo and Wotasnozzle!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #7

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

The TMNT’s first intergalactic adventure comes to a startling close! It’s Turtles vs. Triceratons on a interplanetary gladiatorial fight to the finish? Will the Turtles make it home and be reunited with Master Splinter? Read here to find out!

FC • 38 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Vol. 3

Dean Clarrain (w) • Jim Lawson & Ken Mitchroney (a) • Jim Lawson (c)

The all-ages TMNT action continues in this collection of TMNT Adventures! Enjoy classic Turtles tales like “Codename: Chameleon,” “Going Down?,” “White Light,” and “The Lost World.”

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • 7” x 10.5” • ISBN 978-1-61377-554-7

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 (of 4)

Mateus Santolouco, Erik Burnham (w) • Santolouco (a) • Rafael Grampa (c)

Demons, ninjas, and hostile takeovers-what more can you expect from a TMNT comic? The first installment of this new miniseries reveals a history never told before about the original founder of the Foot. Join the Turtles as they get a history lesson that they will never forget!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #13

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

ON THE PROWL! It’s “no more mister nice guy,” as CYBERTRON burns and one AUTOBOT is all that stand between order and anarchy. Meet the new PROWL—deadlier than ever, colder then any other AUTOBOT, and ready to end the DECEPTICON threat—forever.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Regeneration One #87

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

WAR CRY! The conquest of IACON begins in earnest, as SCORPONOK’s game-changing strategy threatens the very nature of what it means to be AUTOBOT… Or DECEPTICON! And HOT ROD begins his own personal odyssey to the very heart of CYBERTRON—where ancient forces are stirring!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

True Blood #8

Michael McMillian (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Jenny Frison (c)

With Bon Temps facing eradication by an ancient and powerful wolf pack, the town’s best hope lies with Sookie and Alcide convincing the werewolves and vampires to set aside their differences and work together. But with vampires taking the blame for the initial attacks, tensions are high…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Womanthology: Space # 4 (of 5)

Devin Grayson, Jody Houser & Christine Ellis (w) • Sally Thompson, Kathryn Lano, Lindsay Walker & Lois Van Baarle (a) • Baarle (c)

Let the stories shine bright in the penultimate issue of the acclaimed Womanthology: Space series. Traveling past the far reaches of the universe, these three tales explore what it means to be alone, lost, and reaching for the stars.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99