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Preview: Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #5

Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #5

(W) Sam Kieth (A/CA) Sam Kieth
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $4.99

The secret of Dr. Disparu is revealed and all Hell breaks loose as The Joker, Harley, Penguin, and more run amok in Arkham in the dead of night. Meanwhile, Julie (as the Jungle Queen), Maxx and Batman return to the Outback to confront a surrealistic hurricane of Gotham’s-and Batman’s-deadliest villains!

Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #5

Keep Track of 2021 with Sam Kieth’s The Maxx

Clover Press has revealed an upcoming Kickstarter project featuring Sam Kieth‘s The Maxx, a 2021 calendar!

Each month has different Maxx cover with art by Sam Kieth. Calendars are 11 x 17 0-wire bound and can be ordered on Kickstarter Nov 9th.

Need a gift for that Maxx fan in your life? Well the calendars will be delivered in December!

You can sign up now and be alerted when the Kickstarter campaign goes live.

Preview: Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #4 (of 5)

Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #4 (of 5)

(W) Sam Kieth (A/CA) Sam Kieth
In Shops: Oct 07, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Midnight, the witching hour. Arkham is the scariest and most dangerous place in Gotham on a good day… but when the power is suddenly cut… super-sophisticated magnetic locks are now useless… and the worst inmates are released! Meanwhile, in the bowels of Arkham, Dr. Disparu has added the Riddler and Killer Croc to his insane plot to uncover Batman and The Maxx’s hidden secrets, buried deep in their inner psyches known as “Outbacks.” The plot thickens, and so does the tension, as Disparu’s secrets are finally revealed!

Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #4 (of 5)

Preview: The Maxx 100 Page Giant

The Maxx 100 Page Giant

(W) Sam Kieth (A/CA) Sam Kieth
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Sam Kieth’s The Maxx is one of the quirkiest characters ever conceived in comics. Beautiful, touching stories, crafted by one of our most innovative storytellers, this oversized book culls together a sampling from throughout The Maxx’s run, offering a perfect place to get reacquainted with an old friend or an excellent chance to delve into a world like no other for the first time!

The Maxx 100 Page Giant

Preview: Batman/The Maxx #1 (of 5)

Batman/The Maxx #1 (of 5)

John Layman & Sam Kieth (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)

Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics’ strangest and most bizarre hero… THE MAXX! IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time!

A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and he kicks off a chain reaction of disaster when he experiments on Arkham’s newest patient, The Maxx! The city of Gotham is starting to merge with The Maxx’s psychedelic mental landscape, known as the Outback, blurring the line between real and unreal. It’s up to Batman to save not just Gotham, but all of reality, and he and The Maxx are going to have to travel through some of the darkest places imaginable—the twisted minds of Batman’s greatest enemies!

Join Batman and The Maxx on an off-kilter and unforgettable romp through the diabolical consciousnesses of Batman’s greatest foes. Legendary artist Sam Kieth (Sandman, Wolverine) returns to his greatest creation, The Maxx, and returns to Gotham as well, assisted by multi-Eisner Award-winning writer John Layman (Detective, Chew).

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Sam Kieth Makes Long-Awaited Return to The Outback in Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams

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!

Preview: The Maxx: Maxxed Out, Vol. 3

The Maxx: Maxxed Out, Vol. 3

Sam Kieth (w & a & c)

Sam Kieth’s opus, The Maxx, is collected here in all its freshly-recolored glory. Taking remastered pages from The Maxx: Maxximized, this new volume collects the final 11 issues of the series, #25–35.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 264 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-880-9

Preview: The Maxx: Maxximized #34

The Maxx: Maxximized #34

Sam Kieth (w & a & c)

The focus is on the Library Girl Megan, and her obsession with the Amazon Soccer Queen of Love. Building up to the amazing, stupendous, Maxxian climax!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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IDW Publishing Previews: 9/17/14

Super Secret Crisis War!: Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends #1

Ivan Cohen, Louise Simonson (w) • Paulina Ganucheau, Derek Charm (a) • Brittney Williams (c)

The crossover event of the summer hits Foster’s when a dimension-hopping robot sets out to challenge Bloo, Eduardo, and a host of other familiar Friends! Will they pass the test? Or does the fate of Foster’s rest in the hands of the house’s newest resident?

Plus, a two-page epilogue by Louise Simonson and Derek Charm, delving into the formation of the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY VILLAINS!!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Doberman #3

Rob Rosell, Scott Marder, and Jack Lambert (w) • Brandon McKinney (a) • Bernard Chang (c)

When uber-villain Jasper Kane throws a charity event for disadvantaged canines, one pretzel-chewing, lady-loving, ass-kicking dog is left off the guest list.  But that little “oversight” won’t stop Frank “Doberman” Doberano when there is vengeance to be had… or an open bar.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla: Cataclysm #2 (of 5)

Cullen Bunn (w) • Dave Wachter (a & c)

An angry Godzilla returns to do battle once again! With Biollante and Mothra awakening both fears and hopes in humanity, only Hiroshi has a glimpse at the terrible truth! Will his village survive the monsters terrible onslaught?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 Judge Dredd #23

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Kelsey Shannon (c)

“Black Light District, part 2”—Sector One is under the savage rule of the Dark Judges. The Council of Five has gone underground to survive. And the rest of Mega-City One has been taken over by Judge Cal, who sees this as the perfect opportunity to institute a few tiny changes to your average citizen’s liberty, safety and security. Only Judge Dredd and a barely-alive Cassandra Anderson are able to slip through the borders, leaving them the unenviable task of preventing hell on earth and the mad reign of a despot!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Littlest Pet Shop #5 (of 5)

Georgia Ball & Various (w) • Nicanor Peña & Various (a) • Nicanor Peña (c)

Everyone’s favorite bunny joins the cast! Buttercream shows up at the Littlest Pet Shop and brings her usual brand of zaniness as she convinces the pets to go on-line and play the new hit game, Precious Village! Join the fun as we wrap up the first season of Littlest Pet Shop comics, this one promises to be better than LOL-Cats!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Maxx: Maxximized #11

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

Julie grapples with how to tell Maxx she’s contemplating leaving him while she tries to see things from Maxx’s POV. Meanwhile, Gone tries, yet again, to reason with Maxx and force him to face the secrets of the Outback and why Maxx and Julie’s relationship is based on things both would rather remain repressed… all this while Julie packs up a U-haul.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #33: Dawn of the Autobots

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

REVELATIONS! The fate of an entire planet hangs in the balance as MEGATRON races to solve the dark riddle of Sector 113. As unseen forces move in for the kill and old friends reveal their true colors, the AUTOBOTS realize that everything—everything—is a lie. All this…and an open briefcase.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #4 (of 4)

Paul Allor (w) • Dan Duncan (a) • David Petersen (c)

The Turtles’ time-travelling adventure comes to its epic conclusion in the not-too-distant future! The Turtles are shocked to discover a Manhattan greatly changed from the home they know. Surprising enemies and allies await them, in addition to grave decisions. Will they be able to make it back home AND save the future?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The X-Files: Season 10 #16

Joe Harris (w) • Colin Lorimer (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

“Immaculate,” Part 1 of 2: An abortion clinic bombing leads Scully and Mulder to investigate a right-wing extremist group helmed by a teenage girl who claims to hear the voice of God in her head. But her actions are far from heavenly…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW Publishing Previews: 8/13/14

Doberman #2

Scott Marder, Rob Rosell, and Jack lambert (w) • Brandon McKinney (a) • Bernard Chang (c)

Frank Doberman rejoins the police force after years of exile, but instead of being top dog like in the old days, he finds hims himself starting over with a new uniform, new rules and regulations and a new partner.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: Silent Interlude 30th Anniversary Edition

Larry Hama (w) • Hama & Steve Leialoha (a) • Hama & Klaus Janson (c)

SILENT INVASION! The story that defined a generation—G.I. JOE #21: remastered from the original art and lovingly recolored to the highest of contemporary standards. This wordless issue introduced the world to SNAKE EYE’s mysterious nemesis STORM SHADOW and his ARASHIKAGE NINJA—and they’ve never looked better. Plus—an unprecedented glimpse of Larry Hama’s original layouts and Steve Leialoha’s finishes, and a look behind the scenes of the comic’s creation—and at its enduring legacy!

HC • FC • $19.99 • 88 pages • 7” 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-035-3

Godzilla: Cataclysm #1 (of 5)

Cullen Bunn (w) • Dave Wachter (a & c)

Years have passed since the monster apocalypse nearly destroyed mankind. Now it is merely a distant, nightmarish memory for Hiroshi, an elder in one of the few remaining tribes of humans. Little does Hiroshi know that the apocalypse is not over, and that his memories of the past may yet save the future!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi-Division #1

Matt Smith (w) • Carl Critchlow (a) • Matt Haley (c)

In an all-new adventure from Cassandra Anderson’s early days in the Mega-City One Psi-Division, writer Matt Smith and artist Carl Critchlow present “King of the Six Sectors.” It all starts with Anderson awaking from an unusually strong vision of an attack on the Megapolitan Museum showcasing Cursed Earth artifacts…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Littlest Pet Shop #4 (of 5)

Georgia Ball (w) • Nico Peña, Antonio Campo (a) • Campo (c)

Blythe leaves the pets to watch over the shop while she takes Zoe to an audition for the starring role in a new television show, but when a mysterious package arrives at the Littlest Pet Shop the pets can’t resist opening it! What they find inside is a box full of trouble with no intentions of being put back! Plus, Blythe endures the embarrassment of attending a rock concert with *gasp* her dad!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Maxx: Maxximized #10

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

Fairy Tale: As Julie is spring cleaning, Mr. Gone entertains us with a little child-like tale of Julie’s traumatic up-bringing, and the little sickly rabbit that scrape, scrape, scrapes, which she keeps hidden under her bed. She learns lessons from her absentee father’s denial, and her mother’s unflinching willingness to face things that Julie (and Maxx) would rather avoid all together.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #22

Ted Anderson (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a) • Garbowska, Zander Cannon (c)

Has Trixie been framed for stealing a diamond, or is she up to her old tricks? It’s a classic whodunit set in the hustle and bustle of Manehattan! Don’t miss the conclusion to this madcap caper!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek #36

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

The epic STAR TREK event of 2014 continues here, in Part 2 of “The Q Gambit”! Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise are thrust into the future of their new timeline thanks to the mysterious being known as Q. But in this alternate reality, what has become of the space station once known as Deep Space Nine… and the man called Benjamin Sisko? Don’t miss this all-new story developed in association with  STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #14

Landry Walker (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Dario Brizuela (c)

Donatello has created a new scent in the hopes of getting April’s attention. Unfortunately it’s got the attention of all of the insects in New York City instead… including a swarm parasitic wasps! Will the Turtles be able to stop the insect hordes before everyone bug’s out?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #37

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Cory Smith (a) • Smith, Eastman (c)

From the start, two villains have dominated the Turtles’ lives: Shredder and Krang. Now, for the first time, they come face-to-face with each other in the present day! Will they be able to overcome their differences and join forces? It’s a very special stand-alone issue that guarantees some major surprises!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Primacy #1

Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a, c)

THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime versus Megatron. Autobots versus Decepticons. At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set… now legends will be made. The war that would define a planet begins in earnest—and its revelations will shake the TRANSFORMERS’ world to the core!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The X-Files: Season 10 #15

Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

Pilgrims, Part 5 of 5: Flying saucers, the Cigarette Smoking Man, the New Syndicate… this mind-blowing conclusion sets the agenda for the rest of Season 10. Don’t miss the series that Geeked Out Nation says holds “nearly as much quality and charm as its small screen predecessor ever did.”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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