IDW Publishing Previews: 8/28/13

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #8 (of 12)

Scott & David Tipton (w) • Roger Langridge (a) • Francesco Francavilla, Dave Sim (c)

Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary continues! The Eighth Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor! After helping him defeat the Master, the Doctor attempts to convince Grace Holloway to join him on his travels, in this untold tale!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe #7

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jamal Igle, Kurth (c)

COBRA TAKES MANHATTAN! It was inevitable once the G.I. JOE team relocated that COBRA COMMANDER would put the Big Apple squarely in his sights. But the BARONESS and DESTRO are cooking up some schemes of their own… the question is: will those schemes make them allies to DUKE and company?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #3

Chris Mowry (w) • Matt Frank (a & c)

San Diego has become the latest victim of a monstrous invasion from the sea. With Godzilla recovering from his last destructive battle it’s up to a familiar face to fight off the mysterious Destoroyah swarm!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Jericho: Season 4 #4 (of 5)

Kalinda Vazquez (w) • Andrew Currie (a) • Tim Bradstreet, Photo (c)

Jake continues to be weary of John Smith’s motives and gets hold of Smith’s prized possession “the precipice.” Jake will use this tool to uncover some new secrets about Smith’s story and unravel his deeper ambitions. Meanwhile, imprisoned Hawkins ultimate plan to get the A.S.A leadership more invested in Jericho backfires as Adam Palmer, the A.S.A. Mole, becomes Beck’s newly minted right-hand man.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd Classics #2

John Wagner, Alan Grant (w) • Steve Dillon, Brian Bolland, Ron Smith (a) • Jim Fern (c)

“Block Mania” continues here! Mega-City One is in the grips of Block Madness, and Dredd must track down the villain who poisoned his city and turned everyone against each other. Close calls and espionage abound in this re-colored collection of Judge Dredd classics.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #5 (of 5)

Conor McCreery & Anthony Del Col (w) • Andy Belanger (a) • Belanger, Simon Davis (c)

Chaos is come again! This new instalment of the Harvey-nominated series ends with a broken Shakespeare at the mercy of the mad-wizard Prospero and Juliet fleeing her star-crossed lover Romeo, who has decided if the two are not meant to be then death is the only option.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #10

Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a) • Price, Tony Fleecs (c)

The trials and tribulations of Big Mac continue! His epic journey continues, as Big Mac must come face to face with some of the most unique citizens of Ponyville.  DRAMA! REVELATIONS! DANCING! This one’s got it all!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rip Kirby, Vol. 6

Fred Dickenson (w) • John Prentice (a & c)

In Volume 6, Rip Kirby enters the Swinging Sixties and artist John Prentice has made the strip completely his own. He would soon receive the National Cartoonist Society award for “Best Story Strip Cartoonist” in 1966 and 1967. Fred Dickenson, who had been writing the strip with series originator Alex Raymond, keeps the continuity going for Prentice’s exquisite art. The strips are reproduced from the original King Features Syndicate proofs, insuring that every daily will look even better than when they were first published in newspapers over fifty years ago.

HC • PC • $49.99 • 288 pages • 11” x 10” • ISBN 978-1-61377-710-7

Transformers Classics Vol. 5

Bob Budiansky & Simon Furman (w) • Jose Delbo, Jim Fern, Geoff Senior (a) • Guido Guidi (c)

The historic comic book roots of THE TRANSFORMERS are re-presented for maximum Cybertronian enjoyment. Rejoin The AUTOBOTS and The DECEPTICONS as their war stretches across the cosmos. Freshly re-mastered and re-colored, these stories are accompanied by an in-depth introduction as well as select issue notes by Mark W. Bellomo.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 276 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-633-9

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #20

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Sean Chen (c)

NOWHERE TO RUN! The end is nigh for the surviving members of the Lost Light crew, as enemies old and new move in for the kill. But on the fringes of known space, an ancient visionary is about to eliminate the Cybertronian race with a wave of his hand.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #4

Mairghread Scott & Mike Johnson (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Ken Christiansen (c)

PRIMEVAL PREDATORS! The DINOBOTS have stumbled upon some of SHOCKWAVE’S old experiments… now they are running rampant across the Cybertronian underground. It’s up to GRIMLOCK and SWOOP to subdue the enemy! But with pressure mounting and his foes wreaking havoc, can GRIMLOCK keep his own rage in check?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers Regeneration One #94

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

CYBERTRON UNDER SIEGE! As BLUDGEON’s Blitz Engines wreak havoc, the AUTOBOTS struggle to muster a response to a threat that feels all too close to home! But their “greatest warrior,” ULTRA MAGNUS, has problems of his own… in the shape of a fighting mad GALVATRON. It’s the clash of titans you’ve (almost) never seen before!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Thumbprint #3 (of 3)

Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella (w) • Vic Malhotra (a & c)

The list of suspects swells as Mal comes to terms with her past sins. Someone in her life is looking for revenge, and they’re determined to get it. Find out who, in the chilling conclusion of Joe Hill‘s Thumbprint.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #25

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Mateus Santolouco, Eastman (a) • Santolouco, Eastman (c)

“CITY FALL” part 4: City Fall continues as Shredder reveals his new second-in-command: Leonardo! While the underworld readies their armies, the Turtles must come together if they have any hope of saving their brother. Don’t miss this landmark 25th issue that sees the launch of a full-scale war on New York City! The Savate, Foot Clan, and Slash are all back — along with a couple of shocking special guests!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Visual Funk: Jim Mahfood Art  

Jim Mahfood (w & a & c)

Jim Mahfood aka Food One’s sixteen year long professional career has spanned across the fields of comic books, illustration, animation, advertising art, murals, gallery shows, body painting, and live art in bars and nightclubs. This is Mahfood’s first 250 page classy hardcover art book, featuring the absolute best of his diverse work, from finished art, sketches, behind the scenes concepts, never before seen drawings and designs, photographs of painted girls, and more. Mahfood’s style, the neo-psychedelic Visual Funk, is a combination of various influences that Jim has managed to turn into a recognizable brand, garnering a loyal following across the globe. This book is a must-have for comic book fans, art lovers, and pop culture connoisseurs alike!

HC • FC • $49.99 • 256 pages • 9.5” x 12.5” • ISBN 978-1-61377-723-7