IDW Publishing Previews – 3/6/13

The Adventures of Augusta Wind #5 (of 5)

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

Having learned the secrets of her past from The Sleeper On The Ocean Of Story, Augusta returns to Nowhere Island, only to find it under attack by the forces of the Terrible Something. Is this the end of Augusta’s adventures—or just the beginning of her cosmic quest?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #188

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

The threat in Benzheen has been averted! G.I. JOE has made it out of their most dangerous mission yet. But it’s out of the fire and into the frying pan for America’s elite unit, as Jinx returns from her secret mission with some shocking information. G.I. JOE has to act fast or face the consequences in A Real American Hero #188!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Jinnrise #3 (of 5)

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

Saved from interstellar forces, student Andrew Marcus’ fate rests in the hands of Yunus…a boy in control of a living “myth”: a Jinn (Genie). But can a single Jinn stand against these invaders…led by their greatest warrior, Lahasad-Brim? The answer might depend on a wildcard: a mysterious stranger who might be friend…or foe.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Joe Palooka # 4 (of 6)

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

The saga of fast rising MMA fighter Joe Palooka continues as he travels to exotic and dangerous Hong Kong. Joe seeks to make a name for himself as a fast-rising MMA star-while clearing his name since he’s wanted for murder back home in Southern California.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

King Aroo, Vol. 2

Jack Kent (w & a)

The peaceable little kingdom of Myopia rocks with laughter in the second collection of Jack Kent’s King Aroo. Colorful visitors come and go while Professor Yorgle pontificates, faithful Yupyop frets, and Mr. Elephant forgets everything but his own name! Kindly King Aroo presides over all the outlandish slapstick and witty wordplay in over seven hundred daily and Sunday comic strips from 1953-1954, edited and designed by Eisner Award-winner Dean Mullaney. Bruce Canwell continues his groundbreaking biography of Jack Kent, featuring rare photos and never-before-seen artwork. This classic comic is a treat for readers of all ages.

HC • PC • $39.99 • 360 Pages • 9.5” x 7.5” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-782-5

Kiss #8

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

“Into the Void,” Part 2! The Four-Who-Are-One and the Destroyer battle it out in a grand finale of cosmic proportions!  The Demon, the Starchild, the Celestial, and the Catman—can they come together as never before to repel darkest evil from the universe once and for all?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #4

Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a)  Stephanie Buscema, Price (c)

Their epic quest nearing its end, the Mane 6 reach the Changeling Kingdom and find themselves at the mercy of Queen Chrysalis! A sinister offer threatens to tear the group apart before they can save the day. Will friendship prevail over the Queen’s nefarious plan?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom

Mark Waid (w) • Chris Samnee (a & c)

Cliff Secord and the Rocketeer take to the skies once again as Mark Waid and Chris Samnee spin a yarn in the best tradition of Dave Stevens, bringing us a tale of great adventure, suspense, and humor! A ship docks in Los Angeles harbor from a far-off and exotic locale—with a big, mysterious… and living… cargo! Danger and mayhem abound as our hero leaps into the fray! Plus, the emergence of a lovely new character who will be vying against Betty for Cliff’s affections!

HC • FC • $21.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-565-3

Steve Ditko’s Monsters, Vol. 1: Gorgo

Joe Gill (w) • Steve Ditko (a & c)

The genius artist Steve Ditko is a towering monster of awesomeness…and so is the character he chronicled….GORGO! If you love Godzilla–and who doesn’t–you’ll love Gorgo who ravages London, New York City, and HOLLYWOOD! Gorgo goes head to head with the British Navy, atomic bombs, Communists, and aliens from the planet Corpus III! This is the complete Ditko Gorgo, 200 pages of comics, including 6 pulse-pounding covers all drawn during the height of Ditko’s prowess concurrent with his Spider-man and Dr. Strange creative explosions. Scripts are by the fan favorite writer Joe Gill. Introduction by Eisner award winner Craig Yoe with fascinating insight into the comics and the monster movie that inspired them. Every page is lovingly restored and the book is a large format 224-page hardcover to showcase the monstrous Ditko art.

HC • FC • $34.99 • 224 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-552-3

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #14

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

THE RETURN OF OVERLORD! Locked in a secret cell underneath the Lost Light, hidden from the crew, a DECEPTICON psychopath is talking without opening his mouth… and an AUTOBOT with needles for fingers is about to make the biggest mistake of his life.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers Spotlight: Bumblebee

John Barber (w) • David Daza (a) • Daza, Livio Ramondelli (c)

ESCAPE FROM EARTH! Before Cybertron was reborn—BUMBLEBEE lead the Autobots on Earth. In this untold tale, he must take the reigns of command… and he’s got hundreds of rogue Decepticons standing between him and respect!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

True Blood #10

Michael McMillian (w) • Greg Scott (a) • Dave Wachter (c)

Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, continues in this ongoing series! Now that the “Shake For Me” storyline has come to a close, we take a closer look at ALCIDE HERVEAUX and what makes this brooding werewolf tick, in this special one-off story!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Wizard’s Tale

Kurt Busiek (w) • David T. Wenzel (a & c)

Welcome to the Land of Ever-Night. Bafflerog Rumplewhisker is an evil wizard, from a long line of evil wizards. It’s his job to maintain the darkness spells that keep his corner of Ever-Night as dark and gloomy as the rest of it, and to find the long-lost BOOK OF WORSE, which holds magical spells that can crush the forces of goodness and light forever. There’s only one problem—his heart’s just not in it. Master storytellers Kurt Busiek and David T. Wenzel invite you to join Bafflerog and his companions–Gumpwort, an enchanted toad who was once a wizard himself, and Muddle, the third son of a woodcutter who’s convinced he’ll one day be king–as they make a journey that may mean the end of everything. Or maybe… it could mean something else.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-593-6