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IDW Publishing in December 2015

Transformers #48

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)

CONQUERORS, part 3! It all comes down to this… the fate of the AUTOBOTS, the survival of the human race, and the existence of a post-war CYBERTRON depends on the two greatest heroes in TRANSFORMERS history: BUSTER the dog and D.0.C. the drone.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Transformers #48—Archie Anniversary Variant

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Andrew Pepoy (c)

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Transformers Holiday Special

John Barber, James Roberts, Mairghread Scott (w) • Josh Burcham, Corin Howell, and Kotteri (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)

HOLIDAYS IN THE STARS! Three stories about three casts and three unique holiday adventures! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll never look at CYBERTRON—or the holidays—the same way again!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

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Transformers Holiday Special—Subscription Variant

John Barber, James Roberts, Mairghread Scott (w) • Josh Burcham, Corin Howell, and Kotteri (a) • Agnes Garbowska (c)

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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #48

James Roberts (w) • Hayato Sakamoto (a) • Alex Milne (c)

MIND GAMES! The crew of the Lost Light are caught off guard when a dead friend appears out of the blue. But there’s no time for a happy reunion: someone else has found his way onto the ship—someone with the power to tear the crew apart.

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James Roberts (w) • Hayato Sakamoto (a) • Nick Roche (c)

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Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 (of 5)

Nick Roche (w & a & c)

FROSTY RECEPTION! THE WRECKERS journey to Nome, Alaska to track down the number one suspect in PROWL’s disappearance—their former human ally, VERITY CARLO!

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Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 (of 5)—Subscription Variant

Nick Roche (w & a) • Stephen Mooney (c)

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Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated #6

Georgia Ball (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a & c)

VEHICONS AMOK! When the DECEPTICON called STEELJAW stumbles upon three lost VEHICONS, he convinces them he’s on a mission from MEGATRON—a deception that puts them on a collision course with BUMBLEBEE and company!

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Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated #6—Subscription Variant

James Roberts (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Josh Burcham (c)

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Transformers: Robots in Disguise: A New Mission

Adam Beechen, Duane Capizzi (w) • Various (a & c)

A new generation of Transformers starts in adaptations of the celebrated animated series! The Great War has passed and Cybertron is rebuilt and harmonious, though leader OPTIMUS PRIME’s fate is unknown. But when an unexpected threat puts Earth in danger, a vision of OPTIMUS PRIME leads BUMBLEBEE to Earth with a team of Autobots to protect the planet. Get ready for the exciting first installment of Robots in Disguise!

TPB • FC • $7.99 • 136 pages • 5” x 7” • 978-1-63140-501-3

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Transformers vs G.I. JOE #10

Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

REMEMBER US?! The most titanic tale of the twenty-first century takes an unexpected twist—BUT WHEN HAS TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE DONE ANY LESS?! Expect the unexpected—then throw your expectations out the window!

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Transformers vs G.I. JOE #10—Subscription Variant

Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a) • Ulises Farinas (c)

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TF VS G.I. JOE: Tyrants Rise, Heroes are Born

John Ney Rieber (w) • Jae Lee (a & c)

Reprints the fan-favorite series set in World War II. Cobra Commander unleashes Megatron and the United States creates the G.I. JOE team to combat them.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • 978-1-63140-495-5

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G.I. JOE: The Complete Collection, Vol. 8

Larry Hama (w) • Ron Wagner, Tony Salmons, Herb Trimpe, Marshall Rogers (a) • N/A (c)

Presenting the full run of original G.I. JOE comics in proper reading order. Includes an introduction by Mark W. Bellomo, issue notes, and vehicle gallery. Collects issues #68–76 of A Real American Hero and #10–13 of Special Missions.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 336 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-482-5

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #221: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 3

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)

G.I. Joe begins to probe the depths of Cobra’s malevolent plan, but as intrigue after intrigue continues to stack up, even the Real American Heroes will hardly be prepared for Cobra Commander’s next move!

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Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #222: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 4

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)

Cobra finally insinuates itself into the highest positions in the US government, while G.I. Joe approaches the highest powers in the pentagon for aid in the fight. But help comes from an unexpected ally that reveals the true nature of the COBRA WORLD ORDER!

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Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 13

Larry Hama (w) • Paolo Villanelli, Ron Frenz, Ron Wagner, Herb Trimpe (a) • Paolo Villanelli (c)

As G.I. Joe continues to mourn the loss of one of their greatest members, Cobra consolidates its power and brings long-departed villains back into the fold in “Cobra Rising!” Collects issues #216–218 and the 2012 Annual.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 116 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-483-2

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Jem and the Holograms #10

Kelly Thompson (w) • Corin Howell (a) • Jen Bartel (c)

RIO PACHECO—BOY REPORTER! Go behind the scenes and see THE HOLOGRAMS and THE MISFITS from a whole new perspective… that of music columnist Rio Pacheco! What mysteries will he uncover? What truths will he reveal? Or will it mostly just be Pizzazz flipping tables and Roxy crying over ruined bagels?

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Kelly Thompson (w) • Corin Howell (a) • Emma Vieceli (c)

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Jem and the Holograms #10Archie Anniversary Variant

Kelly Thompson (w) • Corin Howell (a) • Tania del Rio (c)

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Jem and the Holograms Holiday Special

Kelly Thompson (w) • Amy Mebberson (a & c)

SECRET SANTAS! When Jem and The Holograms and The Misfits draw each other in their shared record label’s gift exchange, heads will roll… or will the holiday spirit getting to even the bitterest of enemies?

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Jem and the Holograms Holiday Special—Subscription Variant

Kelly Thompson (w) • Amy Mebberson (a) • Agnes Garbowska (c)

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #37

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Andy Price (a & c)

“Siege of the Crystal Empire” Part 4! The epic Pony storyline of 2015 comes to a close! Mutiple characters must make crucial decisions that will have an impact on the Crystal Empire—and Equestria—forever!

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #37—Subscription Variant

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Andy Price (a) • Sara Richard (c)

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My Little Pony: Friends Forever #23

Ted Anderson (w) • Tony Fleecs (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

Applejack and Fluttershy go camping! The serenity of nature is ruined when ponies travel from all over Equestria to catch a glimpse of the legendary Pigasus that is rumored to be in the area! Will our two ponies be able to get to bottom of the mystery… before pigs fly?

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My Little Pony: Friends Forever #23—Subscription Variant

Ted Anderson (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)

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My Little Pony: A Canterlot Wedding

Various (w & a & c)

The celebrated animated series comes to book shelves! Revisit the habitants of Equestria and learn about the magic that friendship brings in this adaptation of the television series. This volume adapts the season two finale-event “A Canterlot Wedding” parts 1 and 2.

TPB • FC • $7.99 • 128 pages • 5” x 7” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-487-0

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My Little Pony: Friends Forever, Vol. 5

Ted Anderson, Christina Rice, Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brenda Hickey, Jay Fosgitt (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

Twilight Sparkle looks to Big Mac for help feeling less stressed out. Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy head to the Cloudsdale school reunion. Rarity has a genius idea to help the Cake’s business. And, Princess Luna tries to help Discord with his sleep problems. Collects issues #17–20.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-488-7

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My Little Pony: Friends Forever, Vol. 3 • FC • $17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-243-2
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My Little Pony Holiday Special

Katie Cook (w & a & c)

It’s holiday time in Equestria and the ponies are ready to celebrate! Join the celebration in this special one shot that shows how different ponies enjoy the festivities!

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My Little Pony Holiday Special—Subscription Variant

Katie Cook (w & a) • Brenda Hickey (c)

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Judge Dredd #1

Ulises Fariñas & Erick Freitas (w) • Dan McDaid (a) • Fariñas (c)

“Mega-City Zero,” part 1! Ushering in a brave new era, Judge Dredd awakens to find that Mega-City One has been sent back to the Stone Age, with city blocks overgrown and nary a citizen to be found. Witness as Dredd struggles to unravel the mystery as he copes with being just an ordinary Joe…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Judge Dredd #1—Archie 75th Anniversary Variant

Ulises Fariñas & Erick Freitas (w) • Dan McDaid (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

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Judge Dredd #1—Blank Sketch Variant

Ulises Fariñas & Erick Freitas (w) • Dan McDaid (a) • Blank Sketch (c)

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The Rocketeer At War! #1 (of 4)

Marc Guggenheim (w) • Dave Bullock (a & c)

Europe, 1942–the world is at war! As the Allies battle against the Axis, able bodied men everywhere enlist in the war effort, including Cliff Secord. Secord, also known as The Rocketeer, has been thrust full throttle into the heat of battle, and–with or without his jet pack–he will depend on his wits and daring if he is to survive!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

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Marc Guggenheim (w) • Dave Bullock (a) • Nick Bradshaw (c)

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Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom HC • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-565-3
Rocketeer: Complete Collection HC • FC • $29.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-538-8
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Star Trek #52—Five-Year Mission

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

It’s the explosive conclusion to the Mirror Universe epic, as Kirk and Spock face off against their evil doppelgangers with the fate of two realities at stake! Who will live, who will die, and what role will the Mirror Universe Khan play in the endgame? Don’t miss this all-new adventure starring the cast of the new STAR TREK movies!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Star Trek #52—Five Year Mission—Archie Anniversary Variant

Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a) • Dan Parent (c)

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Star Trek/Green Lantern #6 (of 6)

Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Stephen Mooney (c)

It’s the final chapter of the crossover event of 2015! The dead have risen. Heroes have fallen. The last survivors of Starfleet and the Lantern Corps join together to fight the greatest threat the galaxy has ever known. Who will be left standing? Don’t miss the shocking events that will change the future of both franchises forever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Star Trek/Green Lantern #6 (of 6)—Cat Staggs Variant

Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Cat Staggs (c)

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Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Garry Brown (c)

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Star Trek: The John Byrne Collection

John Byrne (w & a & c)

Comics legend John Byrne brings new form to the Star Trek universe in this collection of tales from the final frontier. Includes Alien Spotlight: Romulans, Assignment: Earth, Romulans: Balance of Terror, Romulans: The Hollow Crown, Crew, Romulans: Schism, and Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor.

TPB • FC • $34.99 • 488 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-491-7

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Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1 (of 5)

Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott (w) • Derek Charm (a & c)

A bold new chapter for STAR TREK begins here, in an all-new series that shows you what life is like for cadets at the galaxy’s greatest school! Witness the student days of the iconic cast before they joined the Enterprise, immediately before the blockbuster 2009 film! Plus, meet an all-new group of students as they embark on bold new adventures of their own! The first new characters in the STAR TREK movie universe make their mark here, as we lead up to next summer’s blockbuster movie!

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Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott (w) • Derek Charm (a) • Jen Bartel (c)

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Orphan Black: Helsinki #2 (of 5)

Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Heli Kennedy & Denton J. Tipton (w) • Alan Quah (a) • Corbyn Kern (c)

Helsinki. Spoken in hushed tones, the word means almost certain death for the clones of Project Leda. Learn the dark secrets of this codename in this special event miniseries by co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson.

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Orphan Black: Helsinki #2—Subscription Variant

Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Heli Kennedy & Denton J. Tipton (w) • Alan Quah • Cat Staggs (c)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution #5 (of 5)

David & Scott Tipton (w) • Ron Joseph (a) • Kelley Jones (c)

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution comes to an action-packed conclusion as Holmes, Watson and Freud race to prevent a world war, and Holmes’ darkest secret is revealed!

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David & Scott Tipton (w) • Ron Joseph (a) • Juan Carlos Ruiz (c)

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Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt, Vol. 3: Sojourn

R.A. Salvatore, Andrew Dabb (w) • Tim Seeley (a) • Tyler Walpole (c)

Adapts the third volume of R.A. Salvatore’s The Legend of Drizzt! Drizzt Do’urden has abandoned the cruel Underdark for the unknown of the surface world. But as the young warrior begins his sojourn, the family he left beneath, and new enemies alike, pursue him. His survival depends on gaining the trust of surface dwellers–and that challenge may be greater than any battle he could fight.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-481-8

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The X-Files: Season 11 #5

Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • menton3 (c)

In this standalone tale, we delve in the past of Gibson Praise, the current source of antagonism for agents Scully and Mulder. The Syndicate wasn’t the only faction that pursued the child prodigy—and continues to do so to this day…

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The X-Files: Season 11 #5—Subscription Variant

Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • photo (c)

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The X-Files: Season 11 #5—Archie Anniversary Variant

Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Robert Hack (c)

A variant cover from Robert Hack, where Mulder and Scully meet Sabrina the Teenage Witch!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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The X-Files X-Mas Special

Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • menton3 (c)

Special Season 11 tie-in! Just in time for the holiday season, the Lone Gunmen learn of the impending arrival of some unwelcome visitors. But before they can raise the alarm, they receive some other unexpected guests…

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

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Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • photo (c)

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Back to the Future #3 (of 4)

Bob Gale, John Barber, Erik Burnham (w) • Corin Howell, Alan Robinson (a) • Dan Schoening (c)

WEDDING BELLS AND CROSSED TIMELINES! Marty McFly’s parents were destined to marry—whether he went back in time or not—but without his intervention, did the wedding cake taste as sweet? Plus, Doc and Marty weren’t the only pilots the DeLorean ever had. Biff Tannen took a trip, too—and 1955 wasn’t his only destination!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Back to the Future #3 (of 4)—Subscription Variant

Bob Gale, John Barber, Erik Burnham (w) • Corin Howell, Alan Robinson (a) • Tony Fleecs (c)

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Back to the Future #3 (of 4)—Archie Anniversary Variant

Bob Gale, John Barber, Erik Burnham (w) • Corin Howell, Alan Robinson (a) • Fernando Ruiz (c)

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Ghostbusters: Get Real

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

When a confrontation with the elder God Proteus goes awry, Peter, Ray, Winston, and Egon will meet… THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 100 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-484-9

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Mickey & Donald’s Christmas Parade

Abramo and Giampaolo Barosso, Kirsten De Graaf, Jonathan Gray (w) • Giovan Battista Carpi, Mau Heymans, Marco Mazzarello (a) • Giorgio Cavazzano (c)

It’s a ho-ho-humongous collection of Disney Yuletide tales! Mickey and Uncle Scrooge battle Pegleg Pete and the Beagle Boys in “The Christmas Caper!” Then Daisy, Donald and Gladstone have a not-so-jolly holiday in “Christmas Clubbing”—and Super Goof returns for spacescape shenanigans in “Interstellar Santa!”

FC • 64 pages • $5.99

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: The Daily Newspaper Comics, Vol. 2

Bob Karp (w) • Al Taliaferro (a & c)

From the Disney Vaults! The early Donald Duck daily strips are collected for the first time ever! This second volume includes 750 sequential daily comic strips from 1940 to 1942 drawn by Al Taliaferro and written by Bob Karp, and reproduced from pristine original material in the Disney Vaults!

HC • BW • $39.99 • 272 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-502-0

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Donald Duck #8

Massimo Marconi, Jan Kruse (w) • Romano Scarpa, Bas Heymans (a) • Michel Nadorp (c)

Fan favorite Romano Scarpa drags out the Dickens with a futuristic twist—as Donald catches the “Spaced-Out Christmas” spirit! Then Donald celebrates “Counterfeit Christmas” with the Beagle Boys… uh-oh!

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Massimo Marconi, Jan Kruse (w) • Romano Scarpa, Bas Heymans (a) • Daan Jippes (c)

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Mickey Mouse #7

Abramo and Giampaolo Barosso, Joe Torcivia (w) • Romano Scarpa (a) • Andrea “Casty” Castellan (c)

“The Christmas Tree Crimes”: All over Mouseton, silent nights are disrupted by a most peculiar Phantom Blot attack! Then Pegleg Pete slips Mickey a mickey in “While We Were Waiting!”

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Abramo and Giampaolo Barosso, Joe Torcivia (w) • Romano Scarpa (a) • Marco Rota (c)

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Uncle Scrooge #9

Tito Faraci, Gary Leach (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano (a) • Giorgio Cavazzano (c)

“Another Christmas on Bear Mountain”: If Scrooge McDuck stepped back in time—to that fateful Yule night when he first met Donald as a grown duck!—might he settle the misdeeds that have haunted them for an age?

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Tito Faraci, Gary Leach (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano (a) • Daniel Branca (c)

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Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #726

Bruno Sarda, David Gerstein, Jonathan Gray (w) • Massimo De Vita, Mark Kausler (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

“The Search For the Zodiac Stone—Chapter 6!” Donald hits Hawaii to find the powerful Pisces pendant. But Gladstone Gander might be more powerful still! Then Oswald the Lucky Rabbit celebrates Christmas at Ortensia’s… but everything goes wrong “Just Like Magic!”

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Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #726—Subscription Variant

Bruno Sarda, David Gerstein, Jonathan Gray (w) • Massimo De Vita, Mark Kausler (a) • John Loter (c)

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Donald Duck: The Diabolical Duck Avenger

Rodolfo Cimino, Guido Martina, Jonathan Gray, Harry Gladstone (w) • Romano Scarpa, Giovan Battista Carpi, Daan Jippes, Harry Gladstone (a) • Marco Rota (c)

Enjoy modern and classic Disney tales such as “The Diabolical Duck Avenger,” “The Perfect Calm,” “Birthday Bugaboo!,” and more by classic creators such as Rodolfo Cimino and Romano Scarpa. Collects issues #4–6.

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 116 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-480-1

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Angry Birds: Super Angry Birds # 4 (of 4)

Jeff Parker (w) • Ron Randall (a & c)

Hey Stella! When Stella’s dreams of a career as a singer are crushed because all the night clubs in New Yolk City are run by King Pig, it’s up to the Super Angry Birds to make her dreams come true.

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Angry Birds: Super Angry Birds # 4 (of 4)—Subscription Variant

Jeff Parker (w) • Ron Randall (a) • Marcelo Ferreira (c)

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Angry Birds: Super Angry Birds # 4 (of 4)—Archie Anniversary Variant

Jeff Parker (w) • Ron Randall (a) • Dan Parent (c)

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Skylanders: Superchargers #3

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)

First story arc concludes! With the world crashing around them, Spyro and the Superchargers team race to save Skylands from certain doom!

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Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)

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Popeye Classics #41

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

This Issue of Popeye Comics raises the bar—bar of spinach soap! ARF! ARF! Wimpy becomes a greedily capitalist head of his own company and Popeye becomes his wage-slave employee. Reads like today’s news! Plus more great stories: Sucker’s Gold, O.G. Whatsnozzle, Horse Student and a LOL Swee’ pea comic!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Rocky & Bullwinkle: Classic Adventures

Al Kilgore, Jack Mendelsohn, Dave Berg (w) • Al Kilgore, Fred Fredericks, Jerry Robinson (a) • Andrew Pepoy (c)

The earliest comic book adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle are collected in this volume that includes issues #1–12 of the Gold Key series that began in 1962. Also includes tales from Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Dudley Do-Right, and the whole gang.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 328 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-490-0

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Complete Little Orphan Annie, Vol. 12

Harold Gray (w & a & c)

It’s hard to keep a good man down and Oliver Warbucks is no exception. With reports of his death greatly exaggerated, “Daddy” is back and this time, with World War II over, he has to fight off a cadre of international businessmen who want him to hand over the secret of the atomic bomb! Meanwhile, Annie discovers that lying dogs don’t always stay put when she has to stand trial for murder! And in a classic Harold Gray tale, the little redhead finds respite on a seemingly bucolic farm run by a young woman and her grandfather—but all is not what it seems. Volume Twelve reprints all daily and Sunday strips from April 15, 1945 to January 11, 1947.

HC • PC • $49.99 • 296 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-461-0

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Casey & April

Mariko Tamaki (w) • Irene Koh (a & c)

Casey and April take a road trip to the southwest to dig up more clues about the mysterious Pantheon that has seemingly been pulling the strings on the Turtles’ lives from the beginning. They will find even deeper mystery, unexpected danger, and start a new chapter in their relationship.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-492-4

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures #5

Peter DiCicco, Ian Flynn (w) • Chad Thomas, Coleman Engle (a) • Jon Sommariva (c)

The Turtles are stuck in a fiendish trap facing the Foot mutants? They seem to be helpless, all except Leo, who is busy… having tea??

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures #5—Subscription Variant

Peter DiCicco, Ian Flynn (w) • Chad Thomas, Coleman Engle (a) • Dave Alvarez (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #12

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Jim Lawson (w) • Lawson (a) A.C. Farley (c)

“City at War, Part 10!” The TMNT have joined with Karai as a bloody civil war breaks out within the Foot Clan. Meanwhile, Master Splinter’s visit with the mysterious Rat King comes to a shocking end!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated, Vol. 7: The Invasion

Various (w & a & c)

Re-live the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon action with Leo, Don, Mikey, Raph, April, and Shredder in these young reader volumes. This volume adapts the season two finale “The Invasion.”

TPB • FC • $7.99 • 136 pages • 5” x 7” • 978-1-63140-493-1

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #53

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Michael Dialynas (a & c)

Michelangelo is warmly welcomed when he visits the Mutanimals. But the hospitality may be cut short when he discovers what Hob’s new plan is…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Michael Dialynas (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

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Fistful of Blood #3 (of 4)

Kevin Eastman (w) • Simon Bisley (a) • James Ryman (c)

When a small group of tourists come to town, “Dinner and a Show” are redefined in the bloodbath that follows, forcing Blondie to put her plans into action too soon – with dire consequences for her and Clint…

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

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Fistful of Blood #3 (of 4)—Subscription Variant

Kevin Eastman (w) • Simon Bisley (a) • Bisley & Eastman (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

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The Maxx: Maxximized #26

Sam Kieth (w & a & c)

The origin of Mister Gone. ‘Nuff said.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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The October Faction #11

Steve Niles (w) • Damien Worm (a & c)

With a zombified Fred Allan on the loose, it’s up to the rest of the family to save him and all of Gristlewood. But even that might not be enough to stop Merle Cope and his evil Momma—who is finally revealed this issue!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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The October Faction #11—Subscription Variant

Steve Niles (w) • Damien Worm (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Ragnarök #7

Walter Simonson (w & a & c)

The Black Elf assassin, Regn, and his young daughter, Drifa, have hunted Thor for countless leagues across the Dusk Lands, to the ruins of Asgard. Now, as Thor calls down the lightning to create a funeral pyre for the dead of Asgard, Regn prepares himself for his greatest challenge, to kill the last god standing, the god responsible for the death of his wife.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Ragnarök #7—Subscription Variant

Walter Simonson (w & a) • Arthur Adams (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #4 (of 5)

Brian Clevenger (w) • Scott Wegener (a & c)

Is Atomic Robo now a communist? We have some literature we’d like for you to read about the oppression we all face from the bourgeois capitalist pig-dogs. Buy our book to find out more!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #4 (of 5)—Subscription Variant

Brian Clevenger (w) • Scott Wegener (a) • Tessa Stone (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

D4VE2 #4 (of 4)

Ryan Ferrier (w) • Valentin Ramon (a & c)

IS THIS THE END OF 34RTH? When D4VE follows the humans back in time before the robot uprising, he is faced with the ultimate dilemma…one that will change history forever. The shocking conclusion to the anticipated second arc!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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D4VE2 #4 (of 4)—Subscription Variant

Ryan Ferrier (w) • Valentin Ramon (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

NOS4A2 Wraith Deluxe Edition

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

This signed limited edition of Joe Hill’s classic-in-the-making novel, NOS4A2 is signed by Joe Hill and Charles Paul Wilson III, and hand-numbered to 999. This new collection will include the 176 page graphic novel prequel, Wraith. Exclusively for this collection, Wraith series artist, Charles Paul Wilson III has created 26 illustrations (13 color, 13 black and white) a new full-color dust jacket and a map of Christmasland that will be used as end pages. Wilson will also be personalizing each Christmasland-themed signature plate with a small original sketch inside a gruesomely twisted advent calendar. This oversized hardcover is packaged in an ornate hand-built cloth slipcase, and features a debossed cloth cover.

HC w/slipcase • FC • $150.00 • 864 pages • UPC: 8-27714-00976-7

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String Divers #5 (of 5)

Chris Ryall (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Ashley Wood (c)

The laws of physics have always been immutable… until now! For still-inexplicable reasons, everything is suddenly very, uh, mutable and the String Divers desperately fight to save our world from complete quantum chaos!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Long Distance

Thom Zahler (w & a & c)

While stranded in an airport, Carter and Lee meet and hit it off immediately. Problem is, he lives in Columbus and she lives in Chicago. Can they manage to have a relationship separated by three hundred miles, a time zone, and the entire state of Indiana?

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 188 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-486-3

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Empire: Uprising #7

Mark Waid (w) • Barry Kitson (a & c)

The Empire is beginning to crumble as key Ministers have been removed one by one—but who is the new potential power behind the throne of Earth? And does Golgoth stand a fighting chance of reclaiming it?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Mark Waid (w) • Barry Kitson (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Insufferable #8

Mark Waid (w) • Peter Krause (a & c)

With a common enemy finally revealed, Nocturnus and Galahad join forces one last time to face a psychopathic murderer head-on—despite the fact that all their resources are now being used against them!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Mark Waid (w) • Peter Krause (a) • Jennifer L. Meyer (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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The Eighth Seal #1 (of 5)

James Tynion IV (w) • Jeremy Rock (a & C)

One woman’s visceral nightmares bleed into reality as she struggles to live in the political spotlight. Is she losing her mind, or do these visions hold some darker truth?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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James Tynion IV (w) • Jeremy Rock (a) • Travel Foreman (c)

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Brooklyn Animal Control One-Shot

J.T. Petty (w) • Stephen Thompson (a & c)

Brooklyn Animal Control is not your run-of-the-mill social services agency, and the officers assigned to it are not your average caseworkers… they are a breed apart. These street-hardened veterans negotiate a dangerous secret world in the heart of New York City, one inhabited by werewolves that roam the streets by night, and infest the hidden back rooms of the criminal elite in their human alter-egos by day. Which of their forms is more viscous is open to debate… but both are equally deadly!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

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Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and the Vampire Zoo

Van Jensen (w) • Dusty Higgins (a & c)

Venture back into the world of the acclaimed Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer in this brand-new adventure from creators Dusty Higgins (Knights of the Living Dead, Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape) and Van Jensen (The Flash, Green Lantern Corps). Pinocchio and his band of slayers are battling the undead across Italy when they come across a zoo and decide to take a break from the hunt. But the animals of this zoo have been infected by the vampiric curse. Now, the gang has to fight its way through hyenas, bats and one damn mean vampire gorilla to survive!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Offered Again!

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer Complete Edition • BW • $24.95 • ISBN: 978-1-60309-347-7
Spiral Bound NEW PRINTING • BW • $14.95 • ISBN: 978-1-891830-50-1
God is Disappointed in You • BW • $19.95 • ISBN: 978-1-60309-098-8

The Collected Essex County – Limited Edition

Jeff Lemire (w & a & c)

By popular demand, Top Shelf celebrates the award-winning masterpiece that made Jeff Lemire a household name! Set in an imaginary version of the author’s hometown, ESSEX COUNTY is an intimate study of an eccentric farming community, and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, reconciliation — and hockey. With his lush, expressive inking, Lemire draws us in and sets us free. This elegant foil-stamped slipcase edition features an exclusive letterpress bookplate signed & numbered by the author and is limited to 500 copies worldwide.

HC • BW • $60.00 net cost item • 512 pages • UPC: 827714009194

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Offered Again!

The Underwater Welder • BW • $19.95 • ISBN: 978-1-60309-074-2
Lost Dogs • PC • $9.95 • ISBN: 978-1-60309-154-1

Locke & Key: Shades of Terror Adult Coloring Book

Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

Color yourself a fan! Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s wonder-filled world of Locke & Key produced gorgeous, detailed pages of comic book art… and the best of those illustrations is collected here for your coloring enjoyment!

TPB • BW • $9.99 • 64 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-505-1

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TET #4 (of 4)

Paul Allor (w) • Paul Tucker (a & c)

We’ve seen Eugene’s story. But during his last day’s in Vietnam, he finally learns how Ha survived the war. She’s always been much stronger than him; and much stronger than he’s given her credit for. With all their secrets gone, Ha and Eugene must decide how to move forward.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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A Hero’s Death

Ricardo Sanchez (w) • Mark Texeira (a & c)

From industry legend Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Punisher, Moon Knight) and writer Ricardo Sanchez (Resident Evil, Legends of the Dark Knight, Teen Titans GO!) comes a story about our collective need for hope, optimism, and heroes. The Hero died 20 years ago but her death still haunts one young reporter. Now, on the anniversary of her death, the reporter digs in to find the truth about what really happened. This special edition from IDW collects the fully painted graphic novel by Texeira and Sanchez, “Kill your Heroes,” an illustrated short story based on the character, art gallery, and the original short story the graphic novel was based on.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-499-3

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Devil Tales

Unnamed Masters (w & a)

Beware puny mortals, the gates of Hell have opened wide, as The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics serves up another diabolical dish of Golden Age horror hits–and this time direct from the burning bowels of Hades itself! Edited by Steve Banes, aka Mr. Karswell, Devil Tales stars Satan himself (and in one story, herself!) in over two dozen scorching stories of demonic power, and features artwork from top fan favorites like Don Heck, Gene Colan, Dick Ayers, Lou Cameron, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, and more! An infernal introduction, plus a cursed cover gallery guaranteed to swallow your soul. The hottest book of 2015 already has you under it’s Satanic spell!

HC • FC • 8.5” x 11” • 148 Pages • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-504-4

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Haunted Horror #20

Various (w & a) • L.B. Cole (c)

The critics are screaming! Fangoria says “Grimy, ghoulish, and sinfully devilish, HAUNTED HORROR is effectively bringing old horror to a new generation.” Bloody Disgusting says “HAUNTED HORROR proves that good storytelling never grows old!”

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

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Offered Again!

The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories • FC • $34.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-773-3

Wally Wood’s T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents: Artist’s Edition Portfolio

Wally Wood (a & c)

Wally Wood is recognized as one of the finest talents to ever grace the comics medium. In the 1950s, he was one of the brightest stars in the legendary EC stable of artists, including being one of the key artists on the ground breaking MAD! In the 1960s, Wood reinvigorated Marvel’s Daredevil, including designing the classic costume. Soon after Wood turned his sites on a new superhero venture—the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents! Wood co-created the team, including the iconic Dynamo! Now IDW proudly presents a selection of gorgeous Wood art, all scanned from the originals and printed at full size. Wood’s art is increasingly rare and sought after by collectors, few have even seen his originals—don’t miss this opportunity to own the next best thing, and at a fraction of the cost!

HC Portfolio • BW • $50.00 • 12 individual plates • 15” x 22” • 978-1-63140-509-9

 

STILL AVAILABLE! EISNER AWARD-WINNING TITLES FROM IDW!

Archie: The Complete Newspaper Strips, 1946 – 1948 • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-669-9
Bloom County, The Complete Library, Vol. 1 • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-531-9
Complete Terry & The Pirates, Vol. 1 • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-100-7
Genius Isolated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth, Vol. 1 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-828-0
Genius Illustrated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth, Vol. 2 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-024-5
Genius Illustrated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth, Vol. 3 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-950-7
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland HC • FC • $21.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-059-9
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland TPB • FC • $9.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-322-4
Locke & Key Slipcase TPB Set • FC • $99.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-139-8
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter SC  • FC • $17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-399-4
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter HC • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-493-0
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit HC • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-762-7
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score HC • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-208-9
Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground HC • FC • $17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-812-8
Steranko Nick Fury Artist’s Edition 2nd Printing • FC • $112.50 net item • ISBN: 978-1-63140-300-1
Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 1 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-215-9

Knight Rider: Knight Strikes

Adam Warren, Chuck Dixon, Frank Hanna, Joe Pruett, B. Clay Moore (w) • Jason Johnson, JB Bastos (a) • Garry Brown (c)

The beloved primetime series returns to comics, picking up right where the high-octane graphic novel re-boot left off. When secret agent Michael Knight activated the confidential Project: Rider in the heat of battle, the world’s coolest talking car was born. KITT has an arsenal of secret weapons and amazing upgrades under the hood, and he and Michael are both partners and pals as they set off to save the country from terrorists, clandestine spy networks, and super criminals. From the minds of today’s hottest action writers, KNIGHT STRIKES is the next chapter in the legendary KNIGHT RIDER mythos.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 132 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-485-6

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Crystal Cadets

Anne Toole (w) • Katie O’Neill, Paulina Ganucheau (a) • Katie O’Neill (c)

Cadets Go! Join this team of darkness-fighting, world-saving, power-packed teen girls from all over the world on their first adventure! When an unusual crystal grants Zoe mysterious powers of light she becomes the Diamond Cadet, but she’s not the only one! Suddenly she’s meeting new friends with their own powers! It’s all fun at first, but every light casts a shadow… and this group of action-hero girls will have to confront a growing threat—The Darkness.

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-462-7

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Top Shelf “E-Convention” Sale! Plus free sampler and more

Top Shelf ProductsTop Shelf Continues Digital Explosion!

Hey friends, we’ve got a bundle of new digital-comics news to share, starting with a mighty whopper of a sale! PLUS: a free 168-page sampler book, two must-have digital exclusive graphic novels, and new distribution deals with Kobo and Overdrive!

Coast-to-Coast Top Shelf “E-Convention” Sale!

Top Shelf is hitting two conventions at once this weekend, both Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland (with Nate Powell & Jeff Lemire) and MoCCA Fest in New York (with Pat Grant, Joseph Remnant, Brendan Leach, Kagan McLeod, Jess Fink, Alex Robinson, Eric Skillman, and Jennifer Hayden)!

To spread the joy around, we’re offering a slew of hot books in digital form at crazy-low prices — so fans who can’t make it to Portland or NYC aren’t left out, and fans who DO come to the shows can try out everything before buying signed copies this weekend!

Blue – $0.99
Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland – $7.99
The Pterodactyl Hunters – $1.99
Lost Dogs – $1.99
Essex County – $4.99
Any Empire – $5.99
Swallow Me Whole – $4.99
Infinite Kung Fu – $5.99
Too Cool To Be Forgotten – $2.99
Box Office Poison – $4.99
Liar’s Kiss – $4.99
Underwire – $1.99

That’s a dozen of the industry’s greatest graphic novels for under fifty bucks! Do yourself a favor and load up— these prices are only valid through Sunday, April 29!

FREE Digital Action Pack available now!

Savvy to digital comics and looking for something new to read? Curious about e-reading and hesitant to take the plunge? Look no further than the Top Shelf Action Pack, packed with 168 pages of our most thrilling comics, and yours for the price of ZERO! Inside are full chapters from seven graphic novels: Infinite Kung Fu, The Homeland Directive, Lost Dogs, From Hell, SuperF*ckers, Bighead, and Any Empire! It’s available on Comixology and iVerse now, with more formats coming soon. Check it out!

Digital exclusives: Rob Walton’s RAGMOP & Alex Robinson’s LOWER REGIONS: DEFENSE OF THE WEST GATE!

Two veteran indie cartoonists have released their first ever digital-exclusive graphic novels with Top Shelf! First, Rob Walton presents the new edition of his cult favorite RAGMOP, a completely loony romp through time and space jam-packed with talking dinosaurs, evil popes, fallen angels, balsa wood spaceships, interstellar coffee corporations, rival assassins from competing global conspiracies, countless sight gags and pop-culture parodies, and debates over everything from politico-economic theory to quantum physics to the merits of mid-century animators. (whew!) It’s 422 massive pages for only $7.99!
Also, Alex Robinson returns with a sequel to his exuberant fantasy dungeon-crawl LOWER REGIONS! The new book, LOWER REGIONS: DEFENSE OF THE WEST GATE, switches perspective to the neurotic, terrified bug-creatures assigned to guard one particular dungeon gate. Plus: a brand-new bonus story, “FIGHT!!” in which our barbarian heroine battles an undead curse! These hilarious and thrilling tales are only $1.99 for 25 pages.

Top Shelf graphic novels: now available on Kobo!

Top Shelf’s quest to be available on every digital platform continues, as we announce that our graphic novels are now available for Kobo, reaching readers and devices in over 170 countries! 40 titles are available in our Kobo catalogso far, with more coming soon!

Get Top Shelf books through your library via Overdrive!

Librarians, we’re got your backs: Top Shelf is partnering with Overdrive, the leading digital distributor for libraries! Libraries can now purchase ebooks of the full Top Shelf Kids Club line — 19 titles — and offer them for free e-lending to patrons. So contact your local library and let them know you’d like to read OWLY, KORGI, JOHNNY BOO and more on your electronic device!

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Top Shelf is getting into the Cyber Monday bonanza with 30% your order online. Just enter the code CYBERTSP at checkout to get 30% off your entire order. The sale ends Monday night.

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMICS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR GIFT LIST!

For those who love furious action and incredible artwork: Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod, and The Homeland Directive by Robert Venditti & Mike Huddleston

“The great strength of [Infinite Kung Fu] is its originality, but equally impressive are McLeod’s extraordinary illustrations and compelling narrative… one of the 10 best graphic novels of the year.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Homeland Directive: an addictive page-turner that feels like an edge-of-your-seat theater experience.” — MTV Splash Page

For moms who still know how to have a good time: Underwire by Jennifer Hayden

“Hayden’s cheerful profanity and scratchy lines give the work a homey, intimate feel… Hayden’s stories are like comfortable, lived-in jeans–not the most stylish or flattering, but the ones you want to spend time wearing.” — Publishers Weekly

For small-town folks, family members, or hockey fans: Essex County by Jeff Lemire

“A rich tapestry … Mr. Lemire infuses his characters with vivid details that make them burst to life.” — The New York Times

For fantasy fans & animal lovers: Owly by Andy Runton & Korgi (including the new Book 3) by Christian Slade

“The art, storytelling, pacing, and world [Christian] Slade has created is fantastic and you don’t have to be a kid to appreciate it.” — About.com

For 20-30somethings with mixed feelings about growing up: Any Empire by Nate Powell

“Powell’s exceptional visual-storytelling gift transforms a potentially obvious antiwar parable into a ravishingly beautiful, emotionally resonant, thoughtful, and provocative work of art.” — Booklist (starred review)

For middle schoolers (and middle-schoolers at heart): Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken by Ray Friesen

Pirate Penguin: Each panel is punctuated with so many quips and jokes that they don’t work to form a narrative so much as they collectively embody an extended Abbot and Costello routine.” — Graphic Novel Reporter

For early readers, or kids who love to hear books read out loud: Johnny Boo & Dragon Puncher by James Kochalka

“Just the right blend of sarcasm, silliness, and action to appeal to both child readers and to adults reading this with their kids.” — School Library Journal’s Good Comics For Kids

For young lovers and those who remember young love: Blankets (deluxe hardcover edition) by Craig Thompson, and Lucille by Ludovic Debeurme

“Reading Blankets is like reliving your youth as you wander through the artist’s personal trials of fundamentalist religion and teenage heart-break in small-town America… The Best Graphic Novel of the Decade.” — Paste Magazine

“Debeurme gets underneath what makes these young lovers tick, and is realistic enough to realize that they’re too inexperienced and impulsive to fix each other. Still, the love affair in Lucille burns bright, illuminating two lives.” — The AV Club

For savvy hippies and pop-culture vultures: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century and Alan Moore’s Dodgem Logic (full set)

“Fans won’t be let down by the latest instalment of this clever, lurid saga.” — The Guardian

Kochalka named Laureate, Lemire at Canada Reads, and debuts of Lucille & Liars Kiss

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James Kochalka named Laureate, Jeff Lemire week at Canada Reads, and key debuts of Lucille & Liars Kiss

James Kochalka is Vermont’s Cartoonist Laureate!

Recently we received the truly wonderful news that James Kochalka will be named the Cartoonist Laureate of the state of Vermont! That makes him the first Cartoonist Laureate in the continental US, and nearly first in the entire country (second only to Chad Carpenter of Alaska).

James will serve a term of two years, beginning on March 10 with a day-long celebration in cities across Vermont! Stay tuned for details on those events and more. For now check out the official announcement from Vermont’s Center for Cartoon Studies.

James, of course, is the author of several dozen comics & graphic novels, including the Monkey vs. Robot series, SuperF*ckers, the all-ages series Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher, and his magnum opus, the daily diary strip American Elf. He’s a brilliant cartoonist, a relentless creator, a certified rock star, and an inspiration to us all. For more on James, check out this great profile from Top Shelf pal and CCS librarian Jen Vaughn. And to peruse the amazing Kochalka works available in our online catalog, click here!

Congratulations to James and to the state of Vermont – you folks are lucky to have him!

Jeff Lemire Week at Canada Reads!

The time is fast approaching for the great Canada Reads book battle!

The competition (featuring Essex County as the first ever graphic novel selection) will determine the essential Canadian novel of the decade, and airs February 7, 8 and 9 on CBC Radio One.

In preparation, Canada Reads just celebrated Jeff Lemire Week! The celebration includes a video from Essex County‘s celebrity champion, indie rocker Sara Quin, testifying to her love of the book, an essay from Jeff explaining the genesis of Essex County and his feelings about revisiting that world, an interview with the great Toronto comic shop The Beguiling about what makes Essex County so great, an essay from CBC book blogger Brian Francis offering his opinion of the book’s strengths, and Sara’s appearance on the Canada Reads podcast to discuss her battle strategy!

Whew! By the way, all this interest in Essex County has sent us well into a new printing — which is in stock now, so by all means grab a copy of the book if you haven’t read it yet. And let’s all cheer Jeff, Sara, and Essex County in the on-air Canada Reads competition, February 7-9!

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NEW IN PREVIEWS!

We have two stunning new books opening up now for pre-orders, to be published in April. Pre-order now with your favorite retailer!

LUCILLE by Ludovic Debeurme

LUCILLE by Ludovic Debeurme

— $29.95 (US)
— 544-page deluxe softcover graphic novel with french flaps
— ISBN 978-1-60309-073-5

Winner of the René Goscinny Prize and the Angoulême Essential Award!

After years of acclaim in Europe, graphic novelist Ludovic Debeurme makes his English-language debut with a book of quiet grace and staggering emotional power.

This rich and intimate story follows two teenagers, Lucille and Arthur, as they struggle with the complex legacies inherited from their families: legacies of illness and pride, of despair and hope. Somehow two lonely misfits form an instant connection, and with the intoxicating boldness of youth, they journey together across Europe, discovering each other, discovering themselves, and hoping against all odds to make their own destiny.

Lucille is more than a story about anorexia, alcoholism, and adolescence. It’s a story of love amidst tragedy, full of the halting awkwardness of life and the operatic grandeur of teenage emotion.

LIAR'S KISS by Eric Skillman and Jhomar Soriano

LIAR’S KISS by Eric Skillman and Jhomar Soriano

— $14.95 (US)
— 120-page deluxe hardcover graphic novel
— ISBN 978-1-60309-070-4

Cynical and lazy, Nick Archer is a joke of a private detective — but considering the scam he’s pulling on a millionaire client, he’s laughing all the way to the bank. Once a week he sends Mr. Kincaid photographic proof that his lovely wife is faithful… leaving the rest of the week free to enjoy his dishonesty with Mrs. Kincaid.

But when the millionaire turns up dead, suddenly nobody’s laughing. Kincaid’s cheating wife is the prime suspect, and now it’s up to Nick to clear her name. But he’s in way over his head, and with the police closing in, Nick’s digging up secrets that might be better off buried…

Eric Skillman’s writing debut is a fresh spin on classic noir tropes, with intricate plotting, dialogue to die for, and charm to burn. Jhomar Soriano brings the tale to life with an elegant combination of bold chiaroscuro and gorgeous ink washes. Altogether, it’s an irresistable trip to the dark s

Essex County named one of Canada Reads’ Top 5 Novels of the Decade!

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ESSEX COUNTY named one of Canada Reads’ Top 5 Novels of the Decade!

The CBC’s Canada Reads, a nationwide book club program in which 5 books compete (each championed by a Canadian celebrity) to be named the #1 book of the year, has officially announced the final 5. Jeff Lemire’s phenomenal Essex County has made the cut, becoming not simply the first Top Shelf book, but the first graphic novel ever, to be in Canada Reads! This year, the Canada Reads program bears the theme “the essential Canadian novels of the past decade,” so the honor is even more prestigious.

The celebrity champion of Essex County has also officially been announced: indie rocker Sara Quin, one-half of the award-winning band Tegan and Sara ! Along with Sara’s spirited defense of the book in the Canada Reads broadcasts, we can expect plenty of attention on author Jeff Lemire, ranging from this Q&A to a variety of podcasts, interviews, and more!

The selection of Essex County for this program is a huge honor for Jeff Lemire, Top Shelf Productions, and the comics industry at large. It poses an opportunity for an entire country to discover the power of Jeff’s work, and to debate its values against four other excellent books. Our deepest congratulations to Jeff and the other finalists!

Canada Reads encourages everyone to spend this winter reading all 5 books, with various programming allowing readers to get to know the finalists better, all building up to the official competition in February 2011. Happy reading, and may the best book win!

Essex County named one of Canada Reads’ Top 40

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ESSEX COUNTY named one of Canada Reads’ Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade!

Now we need your help to push it over the top!

Jeff Lemire’s Essex County trilogy, now collected into a single beautiful volume, is more than just a great graphic novel. It’s a love letter to the farms of Essex County where Jeff grew up, to the wider province of Ontario in both its urban and rural communities, and to the nation of Canada as a whole — its wintry cold and human warmth, its love of hockey, and its rich history.

That’s why it’s been named one of the 40 novels honored by the CBC’s prestigious Canada Reads program — i.e. the Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade! And that’s not all: you can head to the Canada Reads web site, now through November 7, and vote for your pick for the final Top 10 list! Anyone with a web browser is eligible to vote, so head over there, check out all the great nominees, and make your voices heard!

Let’s rally as a comics community to put a graphic novel in the Top 10! Vote here:

http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/