IDW Publishing is launching G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Silent Option, a four-part miniseries that spotlights the breakout character of their “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc: Dawn Moreno, the all-new Snake Eyes! The first monthly issue is slated for release this coming September.
Each oversized issue of Silent Option features a full story by the superstar creative team of longtime G.I. Joe scribe Larry Hama and artist Netho Diaz, plus a four-page backup story entitled “Codename: Helix” by Ryan Ferrier and Kenneth Loh.
In Silent Option, Dawn Moreno – the G.I. Joe team’s newest member, fulfilling the legacy of the legendary Snake Eyes – embarks on her first (un)official mission. But her debut mission may be her last, as she crosses paths with the deadly covert operations officer, Agent Helix!
While focusing on the recently-introduced Dawn Moreno serves as a great entry point for new readers, longtime fans will be rewarded with the introduction of Agent Helix to ARAH canon – a character whose previous appearances were in non-ARAH continuity.
A Strange and Beautiful Sound
Zep (w & a & c)
William chose silence 25 years ago when he joined the Carthusian religious order. When an inheritance forces him to leave the monastery for Paris, he must master a whole new world and question certainties forged long ago. He meets Méry, a young woman whose days are numbered due to an incurable illness, and who is resolutely decided on making the most of the time she has left. Now William must face new questions—Where is life’s value? In the struggles, or in the peace?—and complicate his choices in a powerful story that truly addresses the meaning of life.
HC • FC • $19.99 • 88 pages • 9 1/4” x 12 1/4” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-162-5
Ghostbusters: Answer the Call
Kelly Thompson (w) • Corin Howell (a & c)
On a routine house call to dispose of a simple Class III spook, the team encounters a truly terrifying Class VII that appears to be feeding on terror. Able to conjure illusions to prey on people’s greatest fears, it can divide and conquer, and has designs on turning the world into its own nightmare dimension. Our ladies may have finally met their match!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-239-4
Eight Million Ways to Die
John K. Snyder III (w & a & c)
In crime-ravaged 1980s New York, a troubled ex-cop turned unlicensed detective takes on his most dangerous case, hunting down a serial killer-hitman, and ultimately coming face-to-face with his deadliest enemy, himself, in John K. Snyder III’s graphic novel adaptation of the celebrated story by Lawrence Block.
Steeped in traditional pulp, Block’s writing has a true gift for capturing the art of conversation between his characters. These are the lowlifes of society, for whom Block occasionally finds redemption, but who are more often among the vilest beings in human existence. Snyder’s art both encapsulates and elevates these rough-cut gems in a graphic, grainy, and moody setting that evokes the dark, noir magazine covers of the period.
HC • FC • $24.99 • 144 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-884-5
Batman must face the strangest adventure of his career as he meets the most bizarre hero in comics: The Maxx!
IDW Publishing and DC Comics welcome legendary artist Sam Kieth back to his first Maxx story in over a decade, teaming his greatest creation with the Dark Knight for a mind-blowing five-issue miniseries event. The first issue of Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams will debut this September with covers by Sam Kieth and Jim Lee.
When a devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum conducts unconventional forays into the human psyche, he kicks off a disastrous chain reaction by experimenting on Arkham’s newest patient: The Maxx! The city of Gotham soon begins to merge with the Outback, The Maxx’s psychedelic mental landscape. It’s up to Batman to save Gotham and all of reality… but only by joining The Maxx on a trip into the darkest depths imaginable: the twisted minds of Batman’s greatest enemies!
IDW Publishing is proud to announce the September 2018 launch of Impossible, Incorporated, a five-issue comic book miniseries by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Cavallaro. Impossible, Inc. is the story of a teenage girl who fearlessly travels through space and time, proving that the impossible isn’t a limitation – it’s an invitation!
Join 17-year-old Number, daughter of super-genius Dr. Goliath Horowitz, as she inherits his company’s mission: to explore the cosmos via consciousness. Along with her team, she boards a train called the Non-Local Express, riding across the quantum sea and into the Infinite Spiral that leads to other worlds, new dimensions, parallel universes, and through time itself. Impossible, Inc. seeks the truth about the universe — and Number’s own mysterious past!
One of the most iconic comic-strip heroes of all time is back in action, courtesy of IDW Publishing’s new series, Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive! Reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso, and Laura Allred, the four-issue miniseries launches in September… so criminals had best beware!
In Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive, the All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career… and it only cost him his job. Now, the honest cop has packed his bags for “the city by the lake,” and its criminal community is firmly in his sights! Featuring cover art and co-written by Eisner Award-winning superstar Michael Allred, the new series features strange villains, crooked cops, and gunfights galore.
Since 1931, Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy has thrilled millions with tales of good guys versus bad guys, while showcasing the latest criminology techniques and old-fashioned values. Throughout the years, the quintessential detective had numerous partners and sent thousands of rogues either to the slammer or their graves, but there were always more bizarre, out-of-this-world villains (with funny names and hideous faces) to pursue.
Punks Not Dead #5
David Barnett (w) • Martin Simmonds (a & c)
Take a Technicolor trip into the mysterious past of the Department of Extra-Usual Affair’s own Dorothy Culpepper as she carves her unique path of contained chaos across London in the swinging ‘60s! It’s part five of “Teenage Kicks.” You’ve been warned.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries #2
Christina Rice (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a & c)
There’s a major mystery at the… bowling alley? Ponyville’s team is set to break a bowling record, but the alley keeps being ransacked by a mystery criminal! Will the Cutie Mark Crusaders be able to set the pins right and solve the caper?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Delta 13 #2
Steve Niles (w) • Nat Jones (a & c)
Who knows what mysteries lie deep in the asteroid belt? When a mysterious, huge, and previously undiscovered asteroid looms over their ship, a small crew of blue-collar workers discovers a terrifying threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen. Now, the crew must escape the asteroid, but even if they do, will they be able to escape each other and anything they bring back with them?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99