IDW Publishing Previews: 7/9/14

Angry Birds Comics #2

Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin & Various (w) • Paco Rodriques & Various (a) • Giorgio Cavazzano (c)

The Angry Birds are flying high in this fun-filled second issue! The Angry Birds take a trip to Piggyland but quickly learn it is definitely NOT the happiest place on Earth! Featuring the writing of two Eisner-nominated creators, these stories are guaranteed to please!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Black Dynamite #3 (of 4)

Brian Ash (w) • Ron Wimberly (a & c)

BLACK DON’T NEVER BACK DOWN!  Black Dynamite is a man on a mission once again and this time he’s going to Tibet to even the score.  When the local Shaolin monks and volunteer aid workers come under attack, Black Dynamite goes on the offensive and discovers a Red Chinese / ex-Nazi conspiracy to breed and train the ultimate Kung-Fu Man-beasts.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #204

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

TORPEDO leads a dangerous G.I. JOE rescue mission in Olliestan, and the odds are stacked against the team—will they make the evac in time before they get overwhelmed? A tense game of cat-and-mouse continues in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #204!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd #20

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Shane Pierce (c)

“The American Way of Death, part 4”— Dredd has looked Death in the eye before… but never like this! He realizes The only way to beat the Dark Judges is to send them back to Deadworld in a crazy sacrifice play involving D-jump machines as well as a whole lot of blood, sweat and ammo. His only allies: a turncoat Dark Judge, a furry ex-con with a pickaxe, and… what’s this? A long-lost love from Dredd’s past, back to settle up an old debt?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Knuckleheads: Fist Contact

Brian Winkeler (w) • Robert Wilson IV (a & c)

Trevor K. Trevinski was massively hung over when he was given the cosmic powers of The Crystal Fist, so he has no idea how they work. Join Trev, his roommate Lance, Pizza Guy, and Emma, the “hot drunk English chick,” as they embark on a hero’s journey, hitting every pothole along the way.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-980-4

The Maxx: Maxximized #9

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

Our good Doc finds himself surrounded by a room full of black isz, as Maxx seeks resolution battling various Outback creatures. Meanwhile, Julie seeks solace in that special place we all go to contemplate weighty issues—the bathroom. Neither seems any closer to finding the answers they seek (But Sara finally unwraps that mysterious box of clay that’s been talking to her…)!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Slammers: Re-mastered! #4

Walter Simonson (w & a & c)

A bold new adventure starts here! The Minoan Agents Chapter One: The Prisoner:

Once upon a time, the Greater Minoan Co-Prosperity Cluster captured a live Star Slammer. Amid great excitement, he was transported aboard the starship Meredith, bound for the heart of the Empire and a show trial and execution… it all turned out rather badly.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek #35

Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)

“The Q Gambit” begins here! The crew of the new STAR TREK film franchise encounters the classic Trek villain Q for the first time, only in this all-new 6-part galaxy-spanning adventure developed in associataion with screenwriter/producer Roberto Orci! The mischievous Q sends James T. Kirk on quest that will see the Enterprise joining forces with familiar faces from Star Trek lore, beginning with the crew of a certain space station…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31: Dawn of the Autobots

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

FLYING BLIND! Trapped inside a giant replica of RODIMUS’s head (don’t ask), MEGATRON and the crew of the Lost Light have to solve the biggest mystery of their lives. And they have to do so quickly—because every time the lights go out, something terrible happens…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99