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IDW Publishing Previews: 6/26/13

The Complete Dick Tracy, Vol. 15

Chester Gould (w & a & c)

In this volume we learn the fate of “Little Wings” and her radioactive dad and on a lighter side, we meet Canhead (B.O.’s brother, Kincaid Plenty); his not so light and not so nice ex-wife Pony; and her crony, the downright creepy 3-D Magee. Meanwhile, Tracy has to deal with TNT vests and killer ants while showing Open-Mind Monty that he’s no “dummy.” Plus, the unlikely duo of Dewdrop and Sticks, the oversized Rainbow Reiley, and Chester Gould’s latest and greatest grotesque: Rughead.

HC • B&W • $39.99 • 256 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN 978-1-61377-668-1

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #6 (of 12)

Scott & David Tipton (w) • John Ridgway (a) • Francesco Francavilla, Dave Sim (c)

Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary continues! Mmm, I wonder… aha! It is the Sixth Doctor who takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor! As Peri and Frobisher attempt to free the Doctor from an asylum, not one, but two villains are revealed!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 9-to-1 ratio (9 Francesco Francavilla, 1 Dave Sim)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ghostbusters #5

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) Schoening, Adam Archer (c)

The Original Ghostbusters are back in Manhattan, picking up the pieces of their interrupted lives. Ray and Egon are concerned about what effects their escape from another dimension may yet hold for the world, and throw themselves into their research, while a decision Janine made when she was busting ghosts comes back to haunt her… all this and more as GHOSTBUSTERS continues!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 9-to-1 ratio (9 Dan Schoening, 1 Adam Archer)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #1

Chris Mowry (w) • Matt Frank (a & c)

In the wake of the climactic conclusion of Godzilla #13 comes a brand new series! Dozens of new monsters have risen from the depth and are staking out their own territory, regardless of humanity’s political borders! A war of dominance beings… will Godzilla end up on top? First he’ll have to beat a new upstart… Zilla!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd #8

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel, Andrew Currie (a) • Daniel, Howard Chakin (c)

Are you sitting down?  Do you have any food or liquid in your mouth? We’re not trying to get personal. We just don’t want you to fall over or choke when we tell you about the shocking conclusion to “The Long Fail”—an arc that will change Dredd and Mega-City One forever!

The criminal masterminds behind the technology glitches have been unmasked, but they’ve already made their getaway with MC-1’s most vital resources into the one place that’s out of Dredd’s jurisdiction. A literal hell on Earth that doesn’t care about no steenkin’ judges’ badges…

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 9-to-1 ratio (9 Nelson Daniel, 1 Howard Chaykin)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Kiss Solos #4 (of 4): The Catman

Tom Waltz (w) • Roberto Castro (a) • Angel Medina (c)

“Can’t Stop the Rain”—the final KISS SOLO issue turns the spotlight on the Catman. In this new twist on the beauty and the beast mythos, a malevolent would-be demi-god plans the bloody sacrifice of a beautiful virgin female to the dark forces of the universe in the hopes of increasing his own powers, and it’s up to the Catman to stop the sinister ceremony and save the girl! Written by Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and illustrated by Roberto Castro (JSA, New Exiles).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Mars Attacks: Classics Obliterated

Phil Hester, Beau Smith, Neil Kleid (w) • John McCrea, Kelley Jones, Carlos Valenzuela (a) • McCrea (c)

Behold three classic tales of literary genius filtered through the cracked lens of the Mars Attacks universe! Herman Melville comes face-to-face with a Martian in a twisted take on Moby Dick! Mars High Command has in its sights a serum that brings out the worst in humanity in a transformative version of Jekyll & Hyde! A shipwrecked Martian finds himself marooned on a lonely island on planet Earth in a send-up of Robinson Crusoe!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Star Trek #22

Mike Johnson (w) • Erfan Fajar (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)

The fallout from this summer’s blockbuster movie STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS continues here, in the fan-favorite ongoing series overseen by TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci! Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise face a dire new threat rising in the wake of the movie’s momentous events!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #23

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Mateus Santolouco, Dan Duncan, Andy Kuhn, Ben Bates, Ross Campbell (a) • Santolouco, Eastman (c)

“CITY FALL” part 2: Desperate times call for desperate measures as unexpected alliances take shape. Will the Turtles be able to find the Foot Clan’s HQ in time to stop the next phase of Shredder’s heinous plan? Plus, the return of the witch Kitsune! What ancient evil will she unleash? One Turtle is about to find out!

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

True Blood #14

Michael McMillian (w) • Beni Lobel (a) • Michael Gaydos, photo (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! With creative collaboration from TRUE BLOOD creator/writer/producer Alan Ball, actor/writer Michael McMillian concludes this climactic arc that has former Merlotte’s waitresses returning from the dead!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 9-to-1 ratio (9 Michael Gaydos, 1 photo)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Vitriol the Hunter #5 (of 6)

Billy Martin & Brent Allen (w) • Martin (a & c)

What does a pill-popping masochist do when his only friend is set to become fodder in a vampire chow down? If he’s Vitriol, he takes the bull by the horns—or in this case the fangs—and trudges his broken body to her rescue. If only it were that easy…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99