IDW Publishing Previews: 12/11/13

Danger Girl: The Chase! #4 (of 4)

Andy Hartnell (w) • Harvey Tolibao (a) • Dan Panosian (c)

The final episode is even faster and more frantic than the first three—and, dear reader, that’s saying a lot! Abbey, Sydney and Sonya are on a frenzied collision course of a mission that finds them sliding headfirst into danger—will they come up safe, or be tagged out at the plate? Find out in the most energized comic you will read this year!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Doctor Who Series II: The Girl Who Waited, The Boy Who Lived

Tony Lee, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Matthew Dow Smith & Dan McDaid (w) • Andrew Currie, Richard Piers Rayner, Horacio Domingues, Tim Hamilton, Mark Buckingham, Smith, Josh Adams, Paul Grist, Blair Shedd, Mitch Gerads & McDaid (a) • N/A (c)

The complete 16-issue Series II featuring the first comic book tales of the 11th Doctor, as portrayed by Matt Smith, plus the 2011 Annual are collected in this volume.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 404 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-805-0

Ghostbusters, Vol. 6

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening & Evan “Doc” Shaner (a) • Albert Carreres (c)

The original Ghostbusters are back in Manhattan, picking up the pieces of their interrupted lives. Ray and Egon throw themselves into their research, while a decision Janine made when she was busting ghosts comes back to haunt her, and to top all of that a ghost ship roams the waters off Long Island.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-828-9

G.I. Joe #11

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a & c)

THE ORIGIN OF ROADBLOCK! How did a humble army chef become the man-mountain we know and love? (Hint: It wasn’t through home cooking!)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #10

Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Gulacy, Will Rosado (c)

DESTRO MUST DIE—PART ONE! The Special Missions team recruits Copperback from a Supermax prison to lead them to her former employer: Laird DESTRO. COBRA’s favorite weapons maker is in G.I. JOE’s crosshairs. But only if they can survive their alliance with the deadly and duplicitous Copperback.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Haunted Horror #8

Various (w & a) • Bernard Baily (c)

“Dear Pre-Code Horror Fans, A BIG thanks to all the folks that come up to me at conventions where I’ve been a guest and said how they “got” and love what we are doing with this comic: reprinting beautifully reproduced, never seen, rare horror comic book stories with amazing art or wild concepts. All this love for Haunted Horror by fans and the support by comic shop owners is deeply appreciated! Please join the Facebook group Horror Comics: 1950s and Beyond for news, comic covers, foreign treasures, rare original art, and the fun fellowship of a great group of collectors and horror comics fans.” —Craig Yoe, aka the horror host Forelock the Warlock.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Indestructible #1 (of 4)

 Jeff Kline (w) • Javi Garron & Salvi Garcia (a) • Jose Lopez (c)

Meet Greg Pincus — the planet’s brand-spanking-newest Superhero. One small problem: Greg is neither super, nor particularly heroic.  But, he sure enjoys the perks that come with the job.  Can Greg survive in a celebrity-obsessed world that wrongly believes he’s indestructible? Jeff Kline (Transformers: Prime, G.I. Joe: Renegades) explores this comedic take on a reluctant hero, and contemplates what is required to be considered “special” in a world where fame can come and go faster than a speeding bullet.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Magic: The Gathering – Theros #2 (of 4)

Jason Ciaramella (w) • Martin Coccolo (a) • Dan Scott (c)

Dack Fayden follows the trail of his most recent stolen artifact to THEROS, where he makes his way to a sinister island that holds the secrets of his newest acquisition. But such powerful artifacts are rarely left unguarded…

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

The Maxx: Maxximized #2

Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (w) • Kieth (a & c)

The second issue of Sam Kieth‘s classic MAXX series continues with all pages completely rescanned from Sam’s original art, and new coloring that is overseen by the creator. For longtime fans, this completely remastered version of Kieth’s quirky classic is truly a brand new look at an old and treasured friend. For those just new to the Maxx, Julie, and the Outback… we envy your discovering it for the first time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Memory Collectors #2 (of 3)

menton3, Ben Murphy (w) • menton3, Ben Templesmith (a) • menton3 (c)

Magdalena and Edith join the mercurial Beatrice and venture forth to battle demon-vampire hordes in an attempt to confront the actual forces behind them. Amid the ensuing chaos, the models-turned-hunters pay a severe price for their perceived transgression.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Other Dead #4 (of 6)

Joshua Ortega & Digger T. Mesch (w) • Qing Ping Mui (a) • Mike Shoyket (c)

The hurricane has hit land and President Obama is trapped with Tommy and Az in the zombie animal-infested disaster zone! All-star creators Kevin Eastman (TMNT), Joshua Ortega (Gears of War), and Digger T Mesch (Agent 88) join up with rising star Qing Ping Mui for the action-packed fourth issue of the year’s most talked-about new horror series!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground

Darwyn Cooke (w & a & c)

Darwyn Cooke‘s masterful and multi award-winning series of PARKER graphic novels continues with Slayground! Parker, whose getaway car crashes after a heist, manages to elude capture with his loot by breaking into an amusement park that is closed for the winter. But his presence does not go unnoticed—a pair of cops observed the job and its aftermath. But rather than pursue their suspect… they decide to go into business for themselves, with the help of some “business associates.” From then on it’s a game of cat and mouse, one played out through closed rides of the abandoned carnival… a game that slowly starts to favor the mouse.

HC • PC • $17.99 • 96 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-812-8

Powerpuff Girls #4

Troy Little (w & a & c)

Beware crime, for the City of Townsville is being overrun with heroes! That’s right, the Ex-Villains have teamed up alongside the Powerpuff Girls as protectors of this fair city! Wow, Blossom was right; everyone DOES deserve a second chance after all! But WAIT… What’s that sound? Where is that evil laughter coming from? Oh no, something is going very wrong! Powerpuff Girls – HELP!!!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Powerpuff Girls Classics, Vol. 2: Power Up

Jennifer Moore, Sean Carolan, John Rozum, Chuck Kim, Chris Savino, Abbey Denson (w) • Phil Moy, Ricardo Garcia Fuentes, Mike DeCarlo, Mike Manley & Cynthia Morrow (a) • Phil Moy (c)

They’re cute. They’re fun. And they’re powerful! The Cartoon Network classic Powerpuff Girls return in this collection of comic-book adventures. Featuring issues #5–10 of their ongoing series, this second volume includes hi-jinks like “Holy Molar,” “Dial ‘M’ for Mojo,” “Creature at Large,” and more!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 140 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-745-9

The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction! #4 (of 4)

Mark Waid (w) • J. Bone (a & c)

In Central City, Denny and Cliff, AKA The Spirit and The Rocketeer, are on the trail of a deviously dangerous, glove-wearing foe—but will they be able to unravel the web of mystery and intrigue they have become embroiled in? Find out in the grand finale of Pulp Friction, as two timeless characters finally discover the truth… or do they? Bonus! What happens to our hapless heroines, Betty and Ellen?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sinister Dexter #1 (of 7)

Dan Abnett (w) • Andy Clarke (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)

The popular sci-fi strip makes its way to our shores! Finn and Ramone in two classic 2000 AD stories! First is “Money Shots,” which sees the two gunsharks crashing the set of an adult movie in order to carry out a hit on a target that may be happier to see them than they expected! Second is “Point Blanc.” The duo is recruited to take out a narc boss who owns extreme firepower. Is their mystery employer out for more than control of Downlode’s heavy-duty killware?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek Annual 2013

John Byrne (w & a & c)

A special extra-length, one-of-a-kind “fotonovel” sequel to a beloved classic! Years ago, James Kirk saved his ship, but the price was the life of his oldest friend in Starfleet—or was it? The crew of the starship ENTERPRISE faces a staggering discovery in a brand-new “episode” of the original STAR TREK.

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Thumbprint by Joe Hill HC

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

Private Mallory Grennan had done terrible things as an Abu Ghraib prison worker. After being discharged from the army, Mal thought she was leaving her sins behind to start a new life back home. But some things can’t be left behind–some things don’t want to be left behind. By Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella, the writing team that brought you the Eisner-award nominated one-shot, The Cape, with art by Vic Malhotra.

HC • FC • $21.99 • 112 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-748-0

Transformers: Monstrosity

Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)

In the early days of the war on CYBERTRON, OPTIMUS PRIME puts everything on the line to unify the planet—but not everyone agrees that this new Prime should be in charge! Meanwhile, the fallen DECEPTICON leader, MEGATRON, begins a journey that will change everything.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 112 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-750-3

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #8 (of 8)

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

THE FIGHT FOR CYBERTRON! GRIMLOCK and his DINOBOTS meet up with old allies and try to stop the new threat to the planet. But as things get heated, the outcome becomes uncertain. A new beginning… or the end of the DINOBOTS?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Classics, Vol. 2

Bill Pearson, Steve Skeates & Dan Adkins (w) • Reed Crandall, Wally Wood, Dan Adkins, Gil Kane, Tomy Coleman, Mike Sekowsky, Frank Giacoia, John Giunta, Carl Hubbell, Steve Ditko, Ralph Reese, George Tuska & Sal Trapani (a) • Wally Wood & Ryan Brown (c)

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Classics brings back all of the original silver age comics from the beginning. Volume 2 contains issues #5–7 and Dynamo #1 featuring the artwork of such comic luminaries as Wally Wood, Gil Kane, Dan Adkins, Reed Crandall, Steve Ditko, and more!

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 224 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-832-6

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Book

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

This special collection is a re-mastered & expanded version of the enormously popular and completely sold out TMNT 25th Anniversary Book. Hand-picked by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman as “some of his personal all-time favorite Turtles tales,” this 25th Anniversary special not only brings back some of the “classics” of the early years, but Eastman was able to re-master, re-touch, and with a few very special stories — color them — for the very first time!

HC • FC • $49.99 • 200 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-742-8

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Vol. 2 #2

Kevin Eastman (w & a & c)

“The Unmentionables.” On the snowy streets of Northampton, a bored Casey Jones has gone from vigilante to old-school gumshoe, prowling the quiet streets looking for a case. He gets his wish in the form of a stolen golden cow, a kidnapped April O’Neil, and Slovakian mobsters! Can the Turtles bail him out of this misadventure of bovine proportions? Originally published as Mirage’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #14.

FC • 38 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection, Vol. 5

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

This final Ultimate Collection brings the end of the “City At War” storyline and concludes the Eastman & Laird era of TMNT. Featuring brand-new annotations by Eastman and Laird as well as an all-new cover by Eastman, this is a must-have for TMNT collectors and fans.

HC • PC • $49.99 • 204 pages • 9” x 12” • ISBN 978-1-61377-553-0

Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland #2 (of 7)

Joe Hill (w) • Charles P. Wilson III (a & c)

Desperate men will do desperate things. It was desperation that drove Chess Llewelyn to commit a crime that bought him seven years hard time… and it’s desperation of another sort that drives the King Geek, Denis Sikes, to attempt a jailbreak of staggering ingenuity and violence. Chess will find himself hauled along for the ride: a ride so terrifying it could almost be one of the attractions in scenic Christmasland!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The X-Files: Season 10 #7

Joe Harris (w) • Elena Casagrande (a) • Carlos Valenzuela (c)

Hosts, Part 2 of 2: Missing persons reports point to the return of the “giant, bloodsucking worm” known as the Flukeman, sending Mulder to Martha’s Vineyard to invesigate and Scully to Quantico to examine the supposed remains of the creature. And what they both discover lies beyond belief and terror!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99