IDW Publishing Previews: 3/26/14

Batman: The Silver Age Newspaper Comics, Vol. 1: 1966 – 1967

Whitney Ellsworth (w) • Shelly Moldoff, Joe Giella, Carmine Infantino (a) • Pete Poplaski (c)

The Silver Age Caped Crusader comes to IDW’s Library of American Comics! In partnership with DC Entertainment, the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning imprint gives the deluxe archival treatment to the classic 1960s Batman newspaper strip. The complete series, which ran from 1966 until 1972, has never been reprinted and will be collected in three definitive volumes.

The strip debuted in May 1966 on the heels of the Batmania craze resulting from the hit television program. The series boasted stories by longtime editor Whitney Ellsworth and art by DC stalwarts Shelly Moldoff, Joe Giella, and Carmine Infantino.

The first volume, reprinting all B&W dailies and color Sundays from 1966 and 1967, features an all-star list of Batman and Robin characters, including Catwoman, the Penguin, the Joker, Poison Ivy, and Batgirl!

Batman was created in 1939 by Bob Kane.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 256 pages • SIZE • ISBN: 978-1-61377-845-6

Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 16

Chester Gould (w & a & c)

In Volume 16, Chester Gould presents an amazing number of memorable characters: grotesques such as the murderous Rughead and a 467-lb. killer named Oodles, health faddist George Ozone and his wild boys named Neki and Hokey, the despicable “Nothing” Yonson, the amoral teenager Joe Period, and the introduction of nightclub photog-turned policewoman Lizz. Plus for the first time Gould brings back an old villain: Mumbles, who was thought drowned in 1947. And finally, he introduces what may be his most mature story of the 1950s—starring none other than Flattop Jr.!

HC • B&W • $39.99 • 260 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-864-7

Device Volume 3: Traveling Device

N/A (w) • Greg Brotherton, Nemo Gould, Olivier Pauwels, Rik Allen, Pierre Matters (a) • N/A (c)

Travel aboard fantastical vehicles with the Device Galley as they celebrate exploration with some of today’s most talented sculptors. From winged creatures to re-imagined automobiles and planes, Traveling Device is a trip worth taking. Featuring 13 internationally acclaimed artists including Greg Brotherton, Nemo Gould, Olivier Pauwels, Rik Allen, and Pierre Matters.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 132 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-928-6

Ghostbusters #14

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

The embodiment of chaos has taken an interest in earth, and the physical laws of the universe are beginning to come apart at the seams. When Newtonian physics falter in New York City and weirdness is on the rise, you know who’s gonna get called… “Mass Hysteria!” continues here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ghostbusters: Total Containment Over-Sized HC

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening, Tristan Jones (a) • Schoening (c)

This is one big Twinkie! They said nothing could hold all 16 issues of IDW’s Ghostbusters series—but they didn’t count on TOTAL CONTAINMENT! With psychokinetic energy is on the rise in New York City and across the country, and new enemies—human and otherwise—threatening their billable hours, Peter, Egon, Ray, and Winston have to prove once again why the Ghostbusters are the real professionals.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 432 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-919-4

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Gallant, Herb Trimpe (c)

This is it: the landmark 200th issue in this long-running series! G.I. JOE returns to the Pit, but things are not as they expected at their homebase. HAWK and DUKE prepare to take the team into a new era, as COBRA’s plans and new threats require a fresh approach. Join the adventure in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200 and prepare for the next 200!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #10

Chris Mowry (w) • Matt Frank (a & c)

With many monsters now inhabiting a new home, peace seemingly descends on Earth. Little does humanity realize that the greatest danger now lurks under the waves! Lucy and the Kaiju Watchers will have to act fast to determine the nature of the new threat!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Legends of Oz

Denton J. Tipton (w) • Blair Shedd (a) • Eric Shanower (c)

Building on the world created in the celebrated children’s book by Roger Stanton Baum, Legends of Oz will tell the tale of Dorothy’s return to the land of Oz. But first, read about the events that transpired to necessitate her return, and witness the rise of the Jester!

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 104 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-905-7

Popeye: The Classic Newspaper Comics by Bobby London, Volume One: 1986-1989

Bobby London (w & a & c)

Famed Dirty Duck and Air Pirates cartoonist Bobby London’s more than six-year run on the Popeye newspaper strip has been hailed both as a unique original creation and as an homage to Elzie Segar’s larger Thimble Theatre vision. “Segar was the seminal influence in my career,” the cartoonist said. London updated the strip to reflect current pop culture and also brought back the extended story format favored by Segar. London gives us new yet familiar versions of Popeye, Olive Oyl, Swee’ Pea, and Wimpy, as well as Popeye’s Pappy, Olive’s brother Castor, Eugene the Jeep, Bernice the Whiffle Hen, the menacing Sea Hag, Alice the Goon, and more!

HC • B&W • $39.99 • 344 pages • 8.5” x 7.5” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-874-6

Rocky & Bullwinkle #1 (of 4)

Mark Evanier (w) • Roger Langridge (a & c)

They’re finally here! Welcome Bullwinkle the Moose and Rocket J. Squirrel back to comics, in this very special first issue by fan-favorites Mark Evanier and Roger Langridge. Rocky and Bullwinkle must stop the evil Boris and Natasha from duping a wealthy philanthropist in THE PSYCHIC SIDEKICK. And when Dudley Do-Right tries to woo the beautiful Nell, will Snidely Whiplash get away?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Slammers: Re-mastered! #1

Walter Simonson (w & a & c)

Walter Simonson can honestly be described as a living legend. Besides co-creating Manhunter with the great Archie Goodwin, in the early days of his career, Simonson has written and drawn nearly all of the Marvel and DC characters at one time or another. Highlights include The Fantastic Four, Batman, Orion, Elric, and his groundbreaking run on The Mighty Thor.

But before all of these, there was Star Slammers, a series first devised by Simonson during his college days. The Slammers would later be resurrected as a Marvel Graphic Novel, and then a mini-series. Simonson describes it thus: Once upon a time, there was a race of men who could out-shoot, out-fight, and out-kill anybody. They were paid fabulous sums to act as mercenaries. The practice became so lucrative, they decided to go into business. They became the most successful businessmen in history, and they called themselves…The Star Slammers!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #9

Kenny Byerly (w) • Dario Brizuela, Chad Thomas (a) Brizuela (c)

This issue features two terrific Turtle tales! In the first, the robot Metal Head starts to act very strangely. When the Turtles try to fix him, an argument between Raph and Don could cause the entire day to go haywire! The second story details the astounding origin of Raph’s new black eye!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale — Part 12 (of 12)

John Barber & James Roberts (w) • Phil Jimenez & Brendan Cahill (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)

IT GETS EVEN BIGGER! Okay we lied when we were talking about last issue… but this issue is as big as they come. It’s all come down to this moment—every scheme, every lie, every moment of heroism, every relationship, every rivalry… if CYBERTRON falls, so falls the universe!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland #5 (of 7)

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

Chapter 5: The Rules of the Game: The hunt has begun: Christmasland’s prisoners are falling one by one, slaughtered among the park’s dark amusements. The only way out has vanished, darkness is coming, and Charlie Manx’s children are everywhere. Chess Llewellyn and Agnes Claiborne have one hope—to figure out the rules of this new, impossible landscape and find a loophole that will allow them to fly away.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 (of 2)

Paul Crilley (w) • John Stanisci (a) • Miran Kim (c)

The event of the year concludes here! The Lone Gunmen have finished investigating several urban legends—a group of ghost-hunters, mutant turtles that live in the sewers, shape-changing alien robots, and a vengeful spirit from beyond the grave—after receiving Internet files from future that foretell a plague that wipes out most of humanity. Now it’s a race against the clock as the Gunmen, with Agents Mulder and Scully, attempt to save the world!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99