IDW Publishing Previews: 4/30/14

Alice in Comicland

Charles Schulz, Walt Kelly, Alex Toth, Dan DeCarlo, George Carlson, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Dave Berg, R. F. Outcault (w & a) • John Tenniel (c)

Some of the greatest comic book artists ever to put pen to paper tumble down the rabbit hole for their own unique look at Lewis Carroll‘s famous creation! Charles Schulz, Walt Kelly, Alex Toth, Dan DeCarlo, George Carlson, MAD men Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis and Dave Berg, and many more visit Wonderland!

You’ll be astonished to see Alice gruesomely starring in the banned horror comic book stories of the 1950s, as the basis of a romance comic, riding on a flying saucer, meeting Santa Claus, as a teeny-bopper, hanging out with famous comic characters…

The fascinating–sometimes bizarre–comics, the rare original art, a special introduction by Mark Burstein, president of Lewis Carroll Society of North America, and a revealing foreword by award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe make this book truly a wonder! Alice in Comicland will leave you grinning like the Cheshire cat!

HC • FC • $29.99 • 168 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-913-2

Dexter’s Laboratory #1 (of 4)

Derek Fridolfs (w) • Ryan Jampole (a & c)

Everyone’s favorite boy-genius returns to comics! Dexter has reached the pinnacle of his greatest scientific experiment—one that will gift him with infinite clarity and superhuman intellect beyond all mankind. But with every precaution in place, will he be able to finish it before his meddling sister Dee Dee ruins everything…AGAIN?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ghostbusters #15

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

Louis Tully was an average accountant until the day that Vinz Clortho—Keymaster of Gozer the Traveler—possessed him in service of the end the world. Now the news says New York is at the center of Sumerian shenanigans again, and Louis should want nothing more than to steer clear… but something is drawing him back. Is it morbid curiosity or something more sinister? “Mass Hysteria,” the 30th Anniversary celebration, continues here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe #15

Paul Allor (w) • Steve Kurth (a & c)

THE SEARCH FOR SIREN! The G.I. Joe team is on the hunt for the mysterious COBRA operative codenamed SIREN—but is her song luring them to their doom?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 4

Mike Costa, Christos N. Gage, Chuck Dixon, Larry Hama (w) • Antonio Fuso, Alex Cal, S L Gallant, Sergio Carrera, J.K. Woodward, Joe Benitez (a) • Paul Shipper (c)

G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection presents all of the G.I. JOE stories in recommended reading. Includes Cobra Special #2, G.I. JOE: Origins #16–19, G.I. JOE #18–22, and Cobra II #5–9.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 344 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-931-6

Jericho Season 4

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

Jericho is back with a vengeance, with a whole new chapter of stories told in the show’s official continuity. Jericho Season 4 picks up where Season Three left off. Though Jake and Hawkins are happy to be back in Jericho, the challenges they face are daunting. Not only are they fugitives in their own hometown, but they find themselves forced to play host to the newest member of the Jericho community—John Smith… a man who some know as a friend of the resistance, but who Jake and Hawkins know as the man behind the September Attacks. Only they know his secret. And only they can stop him from committing another heinous act.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-604-9

Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two #4 (of 5)

Douglas Wolk (w) • Ulises Farinas(a & c)

Welcome to Crimeland! Dredd’s mission brings him to the West Coast’s most exciting vacation spot, a theme park dedicated to old-fashioned street crime, singing animated creatures, and total anarchy! But he and his film crew find more than they counted on there—including a rogue Judge who gave up the law to serve the people!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd Classics, Vol. 1: Apocalypse War

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

Re-presenting classic Judge Dredd tales with all-new colors by Charlie Kirchoff! In “Block Mania” Dredd must track down a villain who has poisoned the city, leading into the five-part “Apocalypse War,” about the eruption of the long-contained tensions between Mega-City One and East-Meg One.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 192 pages • 8” x 10” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-935-4

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #18

Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a) • Price,Sabrina Alberghetti(c)

“Reflections” Part 2. As long kept Canterlot secrets are revealed, the Ponies find a way into a new world. A world where things are very different, yet also very much the same! What role does King Sombra play in this world? The fate of both Equestria and the new world may depend on him!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Skybreaker

Michael Moreci (w) • Drew Zucker (a & c)

Skybreaker is a genuine, no-holds-barred Western, a throwback to Sergio Leone and the Man with No Name. The titular character, Skybreaker, is a man of two worlds, half Sioux and half Christian. When these worlds clash, he is betrayed and left for dead. A tale of dark revenge that explores the violent roots of American life, and how you can never kill your way to peace.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-938-5

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Classics, Vol. 3

Bill Pearson, Steve Skeates, Manny Stallman (w) • Wally Wood, Dan Adkins, Ralph Reese, John Giunta, Joe Giella, Mike Sekowsky, Frank Giacoia, George Tuska, Chic Stone, Manny Stallman, Dick Ayers, Ogden Whitney (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

The original classic adventures of Dynamo, NoMan, Menthor, and more from T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents issues #8–10 and Dynamo #2. Features the artwork of Wally Wood, Dan Adkins, Mike Sekowsky, Chic Stone, and more.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 216 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-941-5

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #28: Dawn of the Autobots

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)

CERTAIN DEATH, HERE WE COME! MEGATRON assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron—a quest that has never before been so urgent, so personal, and so likely to end in tears. An incredulous Lost Light crew is left asking the same thing you are: how exactly did it come to this?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

V-Wars #1

Jonathan Maberry (w) • Alan Robinson (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

When a sniper’s bullet kills the pro-peace Speaker of the House and a terrorist vampire cell takes credit, the Vampire War erupts hotter and bloodier than ever. Join IDW and New York Times best-selling author, Jonathan Maberry, as we take you on a non-stop thrill ride of action, horror and suspense! Welcome to the V-WARS!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The X-Files: Season 10 #11

Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith(a) • Francesco Francavilla(c)

The shifting sands of Saudi Arabia have attracted pilgrims, consumed armies, and made men rich beyond their wildest dreams. But when an ancient weapon is discovered beneath a newly tapped oil field, Agents Mulder and Scully find themselves pulled back into a black game as slippery as the X-Files have ever revealed… and you won’t believe who’s turning up to join them.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99