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IDW Publishing Previews – 2/29/12

G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation #2

John Barber (w) • Salvador Navarro (a & c)

The origin of Roadblock! While Roadblock is in a deadly race against time to rescue a childhood friend from the clutches of the enemy, we learn the secrets that shaped the Joe’s heavy ordinance officer. Meanwhile—Snake Eyes is in hot pursuit, and he’s not taking any prisoners.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Annual #1

Larry Hama (w) • Ron Frenz, Ron Wagner, Herb Trimpe, Sal Buscema (a) • Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema, Larry Hama (c)

In this special 40-page story, G.I. Joe is on the trail of a rogue unit of Crimson Guardsmen. But the Joes aren’t the only ones hunting down the renegade threat: Zartan and his Dreadnoks have been sent by COBRA to handle the situation. This could get ugly for the Joes! Written by Larry Hama, drawn by three classic artists, and inked by the legendary Sal Buscema, this is a G.I. Joe story you can’t miss!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Infestation 2 Team-Up one-shot

Chris Ryall (w) • Alan Robinson (a) • Eric Powell, Bill Morrison (c)

A special Leap Year 5th-week release! Bat Boy meets up at a bar with Groom Lake’s Archibald to drunkenly discuss event comics like Infes2ation! Eric Powell and Bill Morrison provide covers! The Weekly World News creative team of Ryall & Robinson reunite here! What more do we have to say, people?! Celebrate February 29 in pointy-eared style!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek #6

Mike Johnson (w) • Joe Corroney (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)

It’s the stunning conclusion of OPERATION: ANNIHILATE! The events of the new timeline unfold in shocking ways as Kirk reunites with his estranged brother to save a colony from extinction. STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci oversees this story that continues the lead-up to the much-anticipated film sequel!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series #3: Donatello

Brian Lynch (w)  Valerio Schiti (a)  David Petersen, Schiti (c)

The “brains” of the Turtles steps out on his own in this unique tale! Intrigued by a cutting-edge science fair, Donatello goes incognito in public to get his fill of the latest tech. Little does he know that the fair is hosted by none other than Baxter Stockman—and he’s holding a competition to see who can create the best gizmo to find the Turtles first! It’s up to Don to out-geek the geeks, all while keeping his cover! Don’t miss this awesome, fun-filled adventure!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE Yearbook  

Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe, Tony Salmons, Ron Wagner, Mike Zeck, and Dennis Janke (a) • Mike Zeck (c)

This volume collects all four of the action packed G.I. Joe Yearbooks. Re-caps of important story lines, character profiles, and new stories were presented in these yearly comics that were published from 1985–1988. It also includes cover galleries and pin–ups by G.I. JOE cover artist Mike Zeck.

TPB · FC · $24.99 · 264 pages · ISBN 978-1-61377-121-1

Magic: The Gathering #2 (of 4)

Matt Forbeck (w) • Martín Cóccolo (a) • Karl Kopinski (c)

Get ready, Magic: The Gathering fans, there’s a new Planeswalker in town! On the trail of the person who destroyed his town, Dack Fayden must travel to Innistrad, a plane of savage monsters, strange transformations and sinister magic. Naturally, Dack immediately gets caught up in a vampire attack at a secluded inn.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Cape #4 (of 4)

Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard (a) • Howard, Nelson Daniel (c)

What pushes someone to hurt the people they love?  Eric has shown us that his capacity for evil is limitless, but is something else to blame? Find out as Eric confronts Nicky in the final chapter of the critically acclaimed miniseries, The Cape, by the Eisner-nominated creative team of Jason Ciaramella, Joe Hill, Zach Howard, and Nelson Daniel. Explore your dark side.

Transformers: Autocracy #4

IDW Publishing Begins to Unveil Infestation 2

In a press conference today, IDW Publishing started to reveal what we can expect for their event Infestation 2.  Steampunk Optimus Prime?  Hell yes!  The art for these covers is amazing and there’s some cool tattoo incentives for each book.  Below is a listing of the books and teams and the amazing art that was shown off.

Infestation 2 #1 (1/25/12) & #2 (4/11/12)

Creators: Duane Swierczynski (writer) + David Messina (artist)

2 Covers – David Messina + Alex Garner

Infestation 2: TRANSFORMERS #1 (2/1/12) & #2 (2/15/11)

Takes place in the Hearts of Steel Continuity

Creators: Chuck Dixon (writer) + Guido Guidi (artist)

1 Cover – Guido Guidi

Infestation 2: DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Eberron #1 (2/8/12) & #2 (2/22/12)

This is the first time the Eberron campaign setting has been seen in comics.

Creators: Paul Crilley (writer) + Valerio Schiti (artist)

1 Cover – Menton Matthews

Infestation 2: TMNT #1 (3/7/12) & #2 (3/21/12)

Creators: Tristan Jones (writer) + Mark Torres (artist)

1 Cover – Livio Ramondelli

Infestation 2: G.I. JOE #1 (3/14/12) & #2 (3/28/11)

Creators: Mike Raicht (writer) + Valentine De Landro (artist)

1 Cover – Valentine De Landro

Infestation 2:  One Shots

Infestation – Team Up (2/29/12)

This features characters from Groomlake and Weekly Word News, both written by Ryall.

Creators: Chris Ryall (writer) + Alan Robinson (artist)

Cover – Eric Powell

 

30 Days of Night (4/4/12)

Creators: Duane Swierczynski (writer) + Stuart Sayger (artist)

And the tattoos.

The Infestation Spreads Again

Official Press Release

The Infestation Spreads Again

Epic crossover event returns with bigger threats, more franchises

IDW’s second ground-breaking multi-title event kicks off in January 2012

[Infestation 2 Cover]San Diego, CA (October 12, 2011) – IDW’s ground-breaking, multi-universe event returns in January with INFESTATION 2. As with the blockbuster original, this epic invasion will spread throughout the IDW-verse and into many fan-favorite titles. With INFESTATION 2, tentacled Lovecraftian “Old Ones” reach across time and space and threaten to destroy everyone everywhere and everywhen.

“Last year, we were just figuring out how to do a monstrous event for the first time,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “This year, we’re going to build on the monstrous part, both in terms of story, titles affected and the threat itself. So people can expect a bigger event here, with lots of legs. Well, tentacles, anyway. We’ve got great creators and a very exciting plan to give people more of what they liked the first time, with some crazy twists and new properties affected, too.”

Coming in January, the kick off issue, INFESTATION 2 #1, will be written by best-selling novelist and comic-book writer Duane Swierczynski and feature art by INFESTATION/INFESTATION: OUTBREAK artist David Messina. This gripping issue sets the stage for Lovecraft’s “Old Ones” to break through time and space and invade many titles, including TRANSFORMERS, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and a special fifth-week one-shot, INFESTATION: TEAM-UP, featuring Bat Boy and GROOM LAKE’s grey alien Archibald in February. Then in March, the Infestation spreads even further, infecting TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and G.I. JOE. In April, vampires battle zombies in 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: INFESTATION, followed by the stunning closing issue, INFESTATION 2 #2.

Joining Swierczynski and Messina on covers for INFESTATION 2 #1 and #2 will be Alex Garner and Livio Ramondelli. INFESTATION 2 #1 will also feature unique temporary tattoos.

In February, writer Chuck Dixon and artist Guido Guidi will return to the often-requested “Hearts of Steel” timeline for the bi-weekly INFESTATION 2: TRANSFORMERS #1 and #2. Plus, Dungeons & Dragons novelist Paul Krill will introduce a brand-new campaign setting to IDW with INFESTATION 2: DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: EBERRON #1 and #2. INFESTATION 2: TEAM-UP will be written by Chris Ryall and illustrated by his WEEKLY WORLD NEWS partner Alan Robinson, and feature covers by Eric Powell and The Simpsons’s Bill Morrison.

In March, Tristan Jones and Mark Torres pair up for INFESTATION 2: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 and #2, while Mike Raicht and Valentine de Landro present INFESTATION 2: G.I. JOE #1 and #2. INFESTATION 2 architect Duane Swierczynski and artist Stuart Sayger will explore the effect of Lovecraft demons on vampires in the INFESTATION 2: 30 DAYS OF NIGHT one-shot.

As a special bonus for fans, every issue of the INFESTATION 2 event will feature a connected cover by artist Livio Ramondelli, and IDW will be producing special incentive temporary tattoos with each issue, too.

Stay tuned to IDWPublishing.com as more creative teams for this epic crossover event are announced. Plus, readers can get a sneak peek at INFESTATION 2 by asking their local retailer about the INFESTATION 2 ashcan, coming in late November and featuring interviews, artwork and information about this momentous event.

INFESTATION 2 #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on January 25, 2012.

INFESTATION 2: TRANSFORMERS #1 and #2 will be in stores on February 1 and 15, 2012, respectively.

INFESTATION 2: DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: EBERRON #1 and #2 will be in stores on February 8 and 22, 2012, respectively.

INFESTATION 2: TEAM-UP will be in stores on February 29, 2012.

INFESTATION 2: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 and #2 will be in stores on March 7 and 21, 2012, respectively.

INFESTATION 2: G.I. JOE #1 and #2 will be in stores on March 14 and 28, 2012, respectively.

INFESTATION 2: 30 DAYS OF NIGHT will be in stores on April 4, 2012.

INFESTATION 2 #2 will be available in stores on April 11, 2012.

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

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