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Chilling Tales of a Galaxy Far, Far Away Return to Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Following the success of last year’s Tales from Vader’s Castle comic-book miniseries, IDW Publishing heads back to the lava planet Mustafar for more Halloween-timed storytelling in Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle.

Shipping weekly throughout October, this five-issue story pairs Star Wars Adventuresmainstay writer Cavan Scott with Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla for the story of torment deep within Fortress Vader, one that frames five tales of terror to thrill young and mature readers alike!

Each issue focuses on a different villain, each story written by Cavan Scott and illustrated by a renowned comic creator:

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle.
  1. Darth Maul, illustrated by Megan Levens: “Maul is the counterpoint and nemesis of my favorite character from the saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi, so getting to tell a part of his story (and draw those fabulous tattoos) was something I didn’t hesitate to sign up for!”
  2. Grand Moff Tarkin, illustrated by Kelley Jones: “Although I rooted against him, I always had a sneaking admiration for Tarkin, as he was – in all honesty – the real evil of the Empire: cold, calculating, and all too human!”
  3. Asajj Ventress, illustrated by Nick Brokenshire: “I can’t wait to show you the super-creepy shenanigans we’re getting up to in the Star Wars universe!”
  4. Jabba the Hutt, illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari: “These are the comics you’re looking for!”
  5. Darth Vader, illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III: “I told IDW that I’d draw the Kessel Run in less than 14 parsecs if they could get me on this book again, and they told me I could do it… but only if it was in under 12.”

Each issue of Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle will feature Cover A by Francesco Francavilla, Cover B by that issue’s respective guest artist, and a special black-and-white retailer incentive edition by Francavilla. Issue #1 will also include a special Derek Charm retailer incentive variant.

Frozen Adventures Continue in Flurries of Fun

Dark Horse and Disney are bringing two new graphic novels from the kingdom of Arendelle with Disney Frozen Adventures: Flurries of Fun and Disney Frozen, YA Retelling.

Embark on the adventures of Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf in a collection of exciting comic stories in Disney Frozen Adventures: Flurries of Fun! Discover something new about the characters you love and experience this wonderous world of joy, laughter, and adventure with every turn of the page. The 240-page collection of previously released Disney Frozen comics brings you back to Arendelle with a mighty creative team including writers Alessandro Ferrari, and Tea Orsi, and artists Emilio Urbano, Michela Frare, Nicoletta Baldari, Miriam Gambino, Veronica Di Lorenzo, and Marino Gentile!

That’s not the end of the Frozen fun though! Gain new insight into the original and timeless Oscar–winning film, Disney Frozen, from the perspectives of Anna and Elsa themselves in an introspective graphic novel retelling for young adults, Disney Frozen YA Retelling

Return to the unforgettable world of Frozen and experience the captivating story of family, love, acceptance, and magic from the first-person perspective of the two sisters! Disney’s 2013 stunning big-screen masterpiece is expanded upon by award–winning author Cecil Castellucci in the 72-page graphic novel! Elsa and Anna begin an epic journey joined by Kristoff, his reindeer best friend Sven, and everyone’s favorite little snowman Olaf, to bring peace and Spring back to Arendelle! 

Ahead of the November theatrical release of Frozen 2Disney Frozen Adventures: Flurries of Fun TPB goes on sale September 3, 2019 for $10.99. Disney Frozen YA Retelling TPB hits comic shops and bookstore October 1, 2019 and retails for $12.99.

Disney Frozen Adventures: Flurries of Fun TPB
Disney Frozen YA Retelling

IDW Announces Star Pig from Delilah S. Dawson and Francesco Gaston

When you’re careening towards a frosty death among the stars, hitch a ride with a spacefaring tardigrade! At least, that’s how rebellious teenager Vess does it in Star Pig– the totally radical new comic book from New York Times bestseller Delilah S. Dawson. Illustrated by Francesco Gaston and debuting this July, IDW Publishing’s latest sci-fi masterpiece is filled with nostalgic humor and fiery spirit!

Like many late-21st-century teens, geeky 16-year-old Vess gets packed off to spend her summer at Space Camp — which is literally in space. Tragically, a shuttle accident sends her and the rest of the passengers careening into the vacuum. But when a gigantic, space-faring water bear miraculously rescues Vess and her beloved retro Discman, it’s the beginning of an extraordinary friendship and an incredible journey, all set to the tunes of Vess’s 1990s-heavy playlist.

The debut issue of Star Pig will be available with covers by Sara Richard and Francesco Gaston with subsequent issue covers featuring the talents of Paulina GanucheauNicoletta Baldari, and Sara Alfageeh.

Star Pig #1

Preview: Transformers: Bumblebee: Go for the Gold!

Transformers: Bumblebee: Go for the Gold!

James Asmus (w) • Marcelo Ferreria (a) • Nicoletta Baldari (c)

There are a lot of things other Autobots can do that Bumblebee cannot—they drive faster, hit harder, fly! But if there’s one thing Bee has over any of them, it’s a bigger heart! When his team’s in danger, Bumblebee comes to the rescue in this fun adventure that pits the Autobots against Starscream’s evil Decepticons!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Bumblebee: Go for the Gold!

Preview: Jingle Belle: The Homemades’ Tale

Jingle Belle: The Homemades’ Tale

Paul Dini (w) • Nicoletta Baldari (a) • Stephanie Buscema (c)

We all know that Santa arrives on Christmas Eve bearing bright, shiny new toys for happy kids everywhere. But what happens to the humble homespun holiday gifts often passed over in the rush—the grandmother-made sock animals, or the paste and cardboard unicorns given from little sisters to older brothers? Quite often they wind up shoved aside, ignored or tossed in the trash with the wrapping paper—until the night after Christmas, when they are rescued and magically brought to life by the mysterious Queen of Toys.

A strange being both kindly and vengeful, the Queen is amassing an army of abandoned toys, “The Homemades,” for the sole purpose of vanquishing the Kringle family and seizing the holiday season for herself. Only Jingle Belle and an odd assortment of her friends stand a chance of foiling the Queen’s plans. But first, Jingle must unravel the mystery behind the Queen’s origins and confront a heartbreaking secret from a Christmas long past.

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Preview: Disney’s Tsum Tsum Kingdom

Disney’s Tsum Tsum Kingdom

Thom Zahler, Jeremy Lambert (w) • Philip Murphy, Nico Pena (a) • Nicoletta Baldari (c)

Dive into the secret world of the adorable toys that have taken the world by storm! Tsums Tsums are the loveable, stackable plush toys that are beloved by adults and children alike, but did you know that when people are away, the Tsum Tsums play? Follow along with their silly adventures in this one-shot that’s sure to leave a smile on your face.

FC • 48 pages • $7.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-465-7

Preview: Transformers: Bumblebee—Win If You Dare

Transformers: Bumblebee—Win If You Dare

James Asmus (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Nicoletta Baldari (c)

Life can feel rough when you aren’t the fastest, or the bravest, or the tallest Autobot, and Bumblebee’s feeling the pressure. When he’s hurt, Bumblebee takes it upon himself to prove his worth to his fellow Autobots. Things get tense as ‘Bee and his new human companion race into action hunting down dangerous foes and a devastating device. It’s ready, set, go in this new exciting ’80s adventure packed filled with laughs and thrills!

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 72 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-227-1

Big Hero 6 Comes to Comics from IDW Publishing

Debuting on Disney Channel on Saturday June 9Big Hero 6 The Series will usher in new adventures of legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 — Hiro, Wasabi, Fred, Go Go, Honey Lemon and Baymax — for viewers. To coincide, IDW will be bringing even more excitement to readers in an all-ages comic book series! The fun kicks off this July with the first issue of an ongoing series.

Catching attention with her online comics and zines, burgeoning writer Hannah Blumenreich will lead the new comic series, writing the debut issue with Nicoletta Baldari providing stylish artwork to bring the characters to life. The first issue will also feature covers by Gurihiru and Sophie Campbell.

Look for the action-packed first issue available wherever comic books are sold this July, and don’t miss Big Hero 6 The Series this summer beginning Saturday, June 9th on the Disney Channel.

Incredibles 2 Lands at Dark Horse this June

With the highly-anticipated release of Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 quickly approaching, Dark Horse returns to the adventures of the Parr family and announce some incredible new content: a graphic novel for younger readers and a three-issue comic series based on the new film!

Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Heroes at Home graphic novel for younger readers will go on sale on June 12, 2018. The first issue of Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories goes on sale July 11, 2018.

Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Heroes at Home finds Dash and Violet doing their best to help out at home while their mom and dad—Mr. and Mrs. Incredible—take on new and very different jobs. First, Dash and Violet must secretly go into Super mode when they interrupt criminal activity on a routine grocery trip to pick up some essentials! Then, helping out at home, their efforts to keep up with their chores are unknowingly obstructed by the innocent mischief of their little brother, Jack-Jack!

Writer Liz Marsham pens this graphic novel while artist Nicoletta Baldari brings her illustrative skills to the Parr family’s latest crime-stopping mission. Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Heroes at Home features stories that are accessible to young readers—but enjoyable for everyone! In these two tales featuring story elements from the film, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack must balance their everyday lives with being secret Supers.

Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories #1 contains part 1 of “Crisis in Mid-Life!,” part 1 of “Bedtime Story,” and a standalone Jack-Jack story. While dedicating a new submarine, Mr. Incredible is interrupted by the dastardly Bomb Voyage—who is intent on crushing the crowd of onlookers underneath the sub! Mr. Incredible struggles to save the day, which has him questioning his super powers—could something be wrong? In “Bedtime Story” part 1, Bob tells Jack-Jack a bedtime story that has Violet and Dash calling foul: this battle from his glory days seems too amazing to be true. Then in his own adventure, at a visit to the park, Jack-Jack uses his powers to overcome a worthy opponent!

The adventures of the Parr family—AKA, The Incredibles—continue in this super comics collection, written by Christos Gage, and Landry Q. Walker, and illustrated by Gurihiru, J.Bone, and Andrea Greppi and Roberta Zanotta. Every issue in the three-issue miniseries will feature two original ongoing stories, plus Jack-Jack focused shorts in issues #1 and #2, set during and after the events of Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2.

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Rose & Paige

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Rose & Paige

Delilah S. Dawson (w) • Nicoletta Baldari (a & c)

The Star Wars Forces of Destiny initiative celebrates the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away….

Star Wars Adventures has joined the festivities with an exciting weekly series of comic books that explores all corners of the Star Wars universe, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters, such as Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and Hera along with your soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige!

Fans will be excited to discover these stories told by talent from across Star Wars novels, comics and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, Jody Houser, and Devin Grayson!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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