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IDW Publishing January 2018 Solicitations

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, October 18 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

IDW Publishing January 2018 Solicitations

Highlights include Kid Lobotomy #4, 30 Days of Night #2, and Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Princess Leia.


Source: IDW Publishing

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Princess Leia—Cover A: Elsa Charretier—GEM OF THE MONTH

Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet (w) • Elsa Charretier (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

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny— Princess Leia—Cover B: Elsa Charretier—GEM OF THE MONTH

Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet (w) • Elsa Charretier (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Each issue has a variant cover by Elsa Charretier! Collect all five!

· Featuring your favorite classic Star Wars characters and a couple of brand new

favorites!

· Ask your retailer about the animation cell variant covers!

· Variant cover by Annie Wu!
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Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Rey—Cover A: Arianna Florean—GEM OF THE MONTH

Jody Houser (w) • Arianna Florean (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Rey—Cover B: Elsa Charretier—GEM OF THE MONTH

Jody Houser (w) • Arianna Florean (a) • Elsa Charretier (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Hera—Cover A: Eva Widermann—GEM OF THE MONTH

Devin Grayson (w) • Eva Widermann (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Hera—Cover B: Elsa Charretier—GEM OF THE MONTH

Devin Grayson (w) • Eva Widermann (a) • Elsa Charretier (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Ahsoka & Padme—Cover A: Valentina Pinto—GEM OF THE MONTH

Beth Revis (w) • Valentina Pinto (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Ahsoka & Padme—Cover B: Elsa Charretier—GEM OF THE MONTH

Beth Revis (w) • Valentina Pinto (a) • Elsa Charretier (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Rose & Paige—Cover A: Nicoletta Baldari—GEM OF THE MONTH

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Rose & Paige—Cover B: Elsa Charretier—GEM OF THE MONTH

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures #6—Cover A: Derek Charm

Delilah S. Dawson (w) • Derek Charm (a & c)

The biggest new character from The Last Jedi, Rose Tico, makes her Star Wars Adventures debut in this special one-shot story! Rose prefers to solve problems from behind the scenes, but the threat of the First Order has put her front and center...

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures #6—Cover B: Tim Levins

Delilah S. Dawson (w) • Derek Charm (a) • Tim Levins (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Featuring the big new character from The Last Jedi, Rose Tico!

· Plus an exciting new Tales from Wild Space!

· Variant cover by Chad Thomas!

Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 2 : Unexpected Detour

Landry Q. Walker, Alan Tudyk, Shannon Denton, Delilah S. Dawson, Ben Blacker, Ben Acker (w) • Eric Jones, Arianna Florean, Annie Wu (a) • Nathan Greno (c)

Travel to a galaxy far, far away in this collection of Star Wars comic book tales! FN–2187 turns a bad day and troublesome pest into praise from Captain Phasma. Luke and Leia undertake a high-stakes, two-part undercover mission on Tibrin with explosive results. Plus more stories with K–2SO, Cassian, Emil, CR-8R, and the rebels vs. the Empire expand the world of Star Wars into new territory for a new generation of fans. Collects Issues #3–5.

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-169-4

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· Wars: The Last Jedi, premieres in December 2017!

· Star Wars Adventures is the only Star Wars comic geared toward younger readers.

Tangled #1 (of 3)—Cover A: Diogo Saito—SPOTLIGHT

Scott Peterson (w) • Roberto Di Salvo, Rosa La Barbera (a) • Diogo Saito (c)

Further adventures inspired by the Disney Channel series! Join Rapunzel, along with her boyfriend Eugene and best friend Cassandra, in these adventures that take place after the events of the hit Tangled film!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Tangled #1 (of 3)—Cover B: FUNKO: Julie Godwin—SPOTLIGHT

Scott Peterson (w) • Roberto Di Salvo, Rosa La Barbera(a) • Julie Godwin (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Part of IDW's Funko Cover Month!

· 24 pages of story!

· Variant cover by Nilah Magruder!

Walt Disney Showcase #1: Donald Duck—Cover A: Andrea Freccero—SPOTLIGHT

Rudy Salvagnini, Jonathan H. Gray (w) • Lara Molinari (a) • Andrea Freccero (c)

The Bad News Bruise Cruise!" We know Donald's proud of his sailor suit—but can he singlehandedly sail a luxury liner full of billionaires across the ocean? And if not... why is Uncle Scrooge demanding that he try?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Walt Disney Showcase #1: Donald Duck—Cover B: Alessio Coppola—SPOTLIGHT

Rudy Salvagnini, Jonathan H. Gray (w) • Lara Molinari (a) • Alessio Coppola (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· It's an awesome new Disney title—featuring extra-wild adventures and outrageous guest stars!

· This time Donald's cantankerous cousins, Gladstone and Fethry, bring more trouble than one duck can stand!

· Variant cover by Marco Mazzarello!

DuckTales #5— Cover A: Marco Ghiglione

Joe Caramagna, Joey Cavalieri (w) • Antonello Dalena, Manuela Razzi, Gianfranco Florio, Roberto Zanotta, Giuseppe Fontana, & Various (a) • Marco Ghiglione (c)

Uncle Scrooge seeks a fountain of youth, but when he discovers it isn't quite what he bargained for, it's up to Donald, Huey, Dewey and Louie to turn him back into his old self! And when Launchpad (Shockingly!) makes a mistake while flying, the next candidate to be Scrooge's pilot is... Dewey?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

DuckTales #5— Cover B: Marco Ghiglione

Joe Caramagna, Joey Cavalieri (w) • Antonello Dalena, Manuela Razzi, Gianfranco Florio, Roberto Zanotta, Giuseppe Fontana, & Various (a) • Marco Ghiglione (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Uncle Scrooge #34—Cover A: Marco Mazarello

Vito Stabile, Joe Torcivia, Daan Jippes (w) • Alessandro Perina, Daan Jippes (a) • Marco Mazarello (c)

The Wonderful Wishing Crown!" It's an all-new, epic-length adventure for Scrooge McDuck's big 70th anniversary! When a bewitched treasure strands Scrooge with fiendish pirates and a long-lost member of the Clan McDuck—who gets to walk the plank first?

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

Uncle Scrooge #34—Cover B: Carl Barks

Vito Stabile, Joe Torcivia, Daan Jippes (w) • Alessandro Perina, Daan Jippes (a) • Carl Barks (c)

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Continues this beloved series' legacy numbering at #438!

· Dive into an extra-length birthday issue featuring fan favorite creators Alessandro Perina ("Scrooge's Last Adventure") and Daan Jippes!

· Variant cover by Jonathan Gray!

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #741—Cover A: Walt Kelly

Andrea "Casty" Castellan, Jonathan H. Gray, John Lustig (w) • Andrea "Casty" Castellan, Daan Jippes (a) • Walt Kelly (c)

The Fire Eye of Atlantis," Part 1 of 2! Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Eurasia Toft are back in action—hot on the trail of an uncharted world, but finding trouble with a strange wise-woman and the megalomaniacal Horde of the Violet Hare!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #741—Cover B: Funko: Ryan Frost

Andrea "Casty" Castellan, Jonathan H. Gray, John Lustig (w) • Andrea "Casty" Castellan, Daan Jippes (a) • Ryan Frost (c)

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Bullet points:

· Superstar Mickey writer/artist Andrea "Casty" Castellan is back with a wild new adventure—and more of unstoppable Eurasia Toft!

Donald Duck: Nest of the Demonbirds

Lars Jensen, Flemming Andersen, David Gerstein, Dick Matena, Thad Komorowski (w & a) • Massimo Fecchi & Fernando Güell (c)

A feature-length Donald Duck tale with the Tamers of Nonhuman Threats, Duckburg's top-secret paranormalist patrol. A must-read for Disney and sci-fi fans!

Ducks in space! Donald Duck rejoins the Tamers of Nonhuman Threats—and ends up trapped on an alien planet, beak-to-beak with feathered freaks! This epic two-part adventure, collected from Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #739–740, showcases Disney Comics sci-fi masters Lars Jensen and Flemming Andersen at their interstellar best!

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 96 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-133-5

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· Includes world-renowned writers and artists, many of whose stories are being published in the U.S. for the first time.

· A paranormal, supernatural, sci-fi Donald Duck adventure!

The Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #3 (of 3)—Cover A: Philip Murphy

Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman (w) • Philip Murphy (a & c)

In the stunning conclusion, Mojo Jojo shares his tale of nearly destroying his archenemies: The Powerpuff Girls! When Mojo's latest plan to mutate the citizens of Townsville blows up in his face (literally), Mojo discovers that he's made a mutation of his own: He has a tail—and that makes him 100 times the villain he was before!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #3 (of 3)—Cover B: FUNKO: Nnenna Ijiomah

Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman (w) • Philip Murphy (a) • Nnenna Ijiomah (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Part of IDW's Funko Cover Month!

· Variant cover by Andrew Kolb!

Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #5 (of 5)—Cover A: Michael Avon Oeming

Fabian Rangel Jr. (w) • Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (a) • Michael Avon Oeming (c)

This is it! The mystery of how and why Jack has been stranded in time is finally revealed! But will that information be enough to save him? And when, or how, will he ever get home?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #5 (of 5)—Cover B: Warwick Johnson-Cadwell

Fabian Rangel Jr. (w) • Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Part of IDW's Funko Cover Month!

· Variant cover by Andy Suriano!

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #3—Cover A: Rachael Stott

Sam Maggs, Nicole Goux (w) • Rachael Stott, Nicole Goux (a) • Rachael Stott (c)

In a story from Sam Maggs and Rachael Stott, The Misfits, no stranger to reality TV, are invited to appear on a Ghost Hunting TV show with their rivals, The Holograms! And in Nicole Goux's tale, The Starlight Girls defy their mentors, The Holograms, and sneak out to an open mic night.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #3—Cover B: Nicole Goux

Sam Maggs, Nicole Goux (w) • Rachael Stott, Nicole Goux (a) • Nicole Goux (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· This anthology book features 2 self-contained stories in each issue! Double the rock-n-roll fun!

· Variant cover by Eliza Frye!

Jem and the Holograms: Infinite

Kelly Thompson (w) • Stacey Lee, Jen Hickman, Jenn St-Onge (a) • Stacey Lee (c)

The FIRST-EVER Jem/Misfits crossover event takes both bands to a whole new world... like, literally! Now a happy quintet, Jem and The Holograms are stronger than ever, which is a good thing because they're about to embark on an adventure unlike anything they'd ever imagined. After a public fight with The Misfits at a charity event, a strangely dressed Techrat shows up and takes them on a strange journey, a journey that is going to change EVERYTHING.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-124-3

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· "This comic brings me the stuff I love and an art style that I want to frame!"—TheGWW.com

Offered Again!

Jem and the Holograms, Vol 1: Showtime • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-395-8

Jem and the Holograms, Vol 2: Viral • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-579-2

Jem and the Holograms, Vol 3: Dark Jem • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-683-6

Jem and the Holograms, Vol 4: Enter the Stingers • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-837-3

Jem and the Holograms, Vol 5: Truly Outrageous • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-914-1

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #62—Cover A: Andy Price

Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a & c)

Canterlot is on the verge of being given to... the Griffons? Twilight, Raven and others will have to act fast to save the seat of pony royalty!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #62—Cover B: Sara Richard

Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a) • Sara Richard (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· The conclusion to a world-building two-part adventure!

· Variant cover by Jennifer L. Meyer!

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #10—Cover A: Tony Fleecs

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)

New dangers plague the legendary ponies, but with the help of a new member, they may be able to overcome the odds long enough to meet their true foe!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #10—Cover B: Brenda Hickey

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Tony Fleecs (a) • Brenda Hickey (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Legends of the past inspire the ponies of today!
· Variant cover by Low Zi Rong!

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters #1 (of 3)—Cover A: Aluir Amancio—SPOTLIGHT

Kevin Burke & Chris "Doc" Wyatt (w) • Nikos Koutsis (a) • Aluir Amancio (c)

Stretch Armstrong is back! Based on the all-new Netflix animated series and inspired by the classic toy line, Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters features Stretch, along with his partners Omni-Mass and Wingspan, attending high school by day and fighting crime at night in futuristic Charter City! But when they come across the monster known as The Mantoid, they have to decide whether it's truly the threat everyone thinks it is!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters #1 (of 3)—Cover B: Nikos Koutsis—SPOTLIGHT

Kevin Burke & Chris "Doc" Wyatt (w) • Nikos Koutsis (a) • Nikos Koutsis (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Variant cover by Adam Riches!

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #4— Cover A: Corin Howell

Kelly Thompson (w) • Corin Howell (a & c)

What Dreams May Come," Part 4! Emerging from their shared dream experience stronger and more united than ever before, the ladies redouble their efforts to take down "Schrecky" before he enslaves all of New York City in his twisted dream world. Will Holtzmann's wild new "dream machine" be the ace they need to take him down?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #4— Cover B: FUNKO: Philip Branesky

Kelly Thompson (w) • Corin Howell (a) • Philip Branesky (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· This is it! Don't miss the ladies from the 2016 film in their very own series!

· Part of IDW's Funko Cover Month!

The X-Files, Vol. 4: Resistance

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

The mystery and intrigue continue with the latest from the comic series! Scully receives an invitation from Firas Ben-Brahim after months of silence, and she soon discovers the dark secrets he's been keeping from her. Once the final piece of the puzzle falls into place, it threatens to send Mulder over the line, just as shadowy forces are revealed to have compromised the upper echelons of government. Collects issues #14–17.

TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-134-2

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· New season is scheduled for 2018.

· All-new stories set in the world of the ever-popular, conspiracy-obsessed TV show.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 18: Trial of Krang

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

The Turtles transport to the bizarre and dangerous Dimension X to put an end to the terror of Krang once and for all! TMNT has always been science fiction, but this time they're taking it to a whole new level! Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael face off against deadly new foes in a crazy space opera mash-up of classic martial arts and funky sci-fi action! But first, you are cordially invited to the centennial reunion of the Pantheon, the immortal family that influences the course of history. The main talking point: the fate of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Collects issues #71–75 and the 2017 Free Comic Book Day issue.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-129-8

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· Now the longest running TMNT comic series of all time! This story sees the TMNT in a completely new setting with new characters.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #78—Cover A: Damian Couceiro

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Damian Couceiro (a & c)

"Invasion of the Triceratons," Part 3 of 5. As all sides of the conflict make plans for the final battle, a surprise character returns to make amends!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #78—Cover B: Kevin Eastman

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Damian Couceiro (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· The Triceratons take the battle to the streets of NYC!

· Variant cover by Kelly Williams!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #18—Cover A: Freddie E. Williams II

Paul Allor (w) • Tyler Boss (a) • Freddie Williams II (c)

The Turtles fight to save their city, but become trapped in tight quarters when NYC is evacuated. Will they find a way to freedom without driving each other crazy?

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #18—Cover B: Tyler Boss

Paul Allor (w) • Tyler Boss (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

· Ties into "Invasion of the Triceratons"!

· A classic TMNT tale focusing on the Turtles themselves!

· Variant cover by Ron Chan!

Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #2— Cover A: Megan Levens

Bob Gale & John Barber (w) • Megan Levens (a & c)

Doc Brown has fulfilled his promise to Clara by completing his most ambitious project: the Time Train! Now, he has taken the whole family on a vacation to 1939 to the New York World's Fair. Unbeknownst to them, however, there are some other visitors to the fair who have more nefarious plans—plans that will directly impact the Browns.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #2— Cover B: FUNKO: Adam Wolfe

Bob Gale & John Barber (w) • Megan Levens (a) • Adam Wolfe (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Finally! Find out what happens to Doc, Clara, and the whole family after the end of the third film!

· Part of IDW's Funko Cover Month!

· Variant cover by Alan Robinson!

Back to the Future, Vol. 5: Time Served

Bob Gale, John Barber (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Bart Sears (c)

Co-creator Bob Gale takes his most famous characters through new comic book adventures that expand the universe created by the blockbuster films! On a mission to uncover the secrets that sent Jailbird Joey Baines to prison, Marty is trapped in 1972, and the DeLorean has vanished! Things go from bad to worse when Biff Tannen teams with 18-year-old Joey to break into a house... and they drag Marty along! Their target: Doc Brown's mom! Collects issues #22–25.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-117-5

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

Offered Again!

Back to the Future, Vol. 2: Continuum Conundrum • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-727-7

Back to the Future, Vol. 3: Who is Marty McFly • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-876-2

Back to the Future, Vol. 4: Hard Time • FC • $15.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-003-1

Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1—Cover A: Ryan Brown—SPOTLIGHT

Kurtis Wiebe (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

The most iconic villain of the Gears of War universe takes the spotlight! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness. Now, witness that swift and brutal ascent in... The Rise of RAAM!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Gears of War: Rise of RAAM #1—Cover B: Max Dunbar—SPOTLIGHT

Kurtis Wiebe (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Gears of Wars makes an explosive return to comics!

· Featuring the origin story of General RAAM!

· Ask your retailer about the variant cover by legendary artist Whilce Portacio!

Star Trek: Boldly Go #16—Cover A: Angel Hernandez

Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a&c)

"I.D.I.C." Part 4 of 6! The epic voyage through the Star Trek multiverse continues, as the villain behind it all is revealed... and their vendetta against Captain Kirk threatens to end all realities!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: Boldly Go #16—Cover B: FUNKO: Mike Martin

Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Mike Martin (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Part of IDW's Funko Cover Month!

· Variant cover by Yoshi Yoshitani!

Star Trek: Discovery #4—Cover A: Tony Shasteen

Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)

The tie-in series to the blockbuster new show concludes! The Klingon leader T'Kuvma embraces his destiny and fights to unite the many Houses of the Klingon Empire... ultimately leading to epic conflict with the Federation!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: Discovery #4—Cover B: Photo

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Co-written by Discovery writer and Trek novelist Kirsten Beyer and longtime Trek comic book writer Mike Johnson!

· Art by Star Trek comic book veteran and fan-favorite Tony Shasteen of the hit series, Boldly Go!

· Explore the strange new worlds and new civilizations of Discovery each month!

· Each issue features a "ships of the line" cover by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire! A great first look at the new ships of Discovery!

· Vairant cover by Angel Hernandez!

Star Trek: New Visions, Vol. 6

John Byrne (w & a & c)

Presenting all-new tales set in the Star Trek: The Original Series universe, done in a unique, one-of-a-kind photomontage style, using images from the classic TV series. It's as close as fans will ever come to getting new episodes featuring the original cast. Includes the stories "The Traveler," "Time Out of Joint," and "All the Ages Frozen." Collects issues #15–17.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-176-2

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· Rearranging images from The Original Series to tell new stories, John Byrne has come as close as anyone ever will to making new episodes.

Offered Again!

Star Trek: New Visions, Vol. 2 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-367-5

Star Trek: New Visions, Vol. 3 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-536-5

Star Trek: New Visions, Vol. 4 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-805-2

Transformers: Lost Light #14—Cover A: Jack Lawrence—SPOTLIGHT

James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)

MACGUFFIN QUEST! The Scavengers have never had it so good. The war is a receding memory, their patchy service records have been forgotten, and the five of them can roam the galaxy as they please. All's well that ends well? Not quite. Because unbeknownst to Krok and Co., their next adventure... will be their last.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #14—Cover B: Nick Roche—SPOTLIGHT

James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Nick Roche (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!

Optimus Prime #15—Cover A: Kei Zama—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)

THE FALLING, PART 1!" Darkness falls over Cybertron as the legendary Onyx Prime returns. What does this mean for Optimus Prime—and the Earth? Windblade defends an already tense planet against a secret that could shatter Cybertron forever.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #15—Cover B: Casey W. Coller—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!

Transformers Vs. Visionaries #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Fico Ossio

Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)

Virulina, leader of the Darkling Lords, has discovered that the Transformers are vulnerable to magic—and now she's using that weakness to try and gain control of Cybertron and wipe them out! Leoric and Ironhide team up to stop her, but quickly find themselves facing not only the Darkling Lords, but all of New Prysmos itself!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers Vs. Visionaries #2 (of 5)—Cover B: Philip Murphy

Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Philip Murphy (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Don't miss the vintage style cover by Philip Murphy!

· Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!

Rom & The Micronauts #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Juan Samu

Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • Juan Samu (c)

Trapped in Microspace! Everyone's favorite Spaceknight becomes a "Microspace knight" as Rom and the Micronauts find equal footing. It's up to the heroes of two universes to unravel the machinations of Baron Karza and the Dire Wraiths!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom & The Micronauts #2 (of 5)—Cover B: SL Gallant

Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • SL Gallant (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Is that romance in the air? No... AAH! It's a swarm of flying monstrosities!

· Can our miniscule heroes beat an ever-growing threat?

· Variant cover by Jeffrey Veregge!

Transformers Windblade: The Last City

Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone, Corin Howell, Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)

The original fan-made Transformer stars in her own series. She cuts straight to the truth and no obstacle is going to stand in her path. Windblade is a force for good, who never fails to do the right thing. But what happens when she's forced to work with Starscream to recruit new colonies to the Council of Worlds? Collects both the four-issue and seven-issue Windblade mini-series.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 220 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-224-0

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· "This is not your average Transforming Robot comic book, this is so much more!"—Big Glasgow Comic Page

Transformers: Optimus Prime, Vol. 2

John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano, Casey W. Coller, Kei Zama, Livio Ramondelli (a) • Priscilla Tramontano (c)

Explore the aftermath of Optimus Prime and his Autobots stopping an alien invasion of Earth. Diving into stories of war, peace, loss, regret, and redemption, this volume of Optimus Prime gives readers dramatic Transformers stories that spotlight the Autobots' present and past struggles while setting the stage for future surprises! Collects Transformers: Optimus Prime issues #7–10 and the Transformers Annual 2017.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-131-1

Bullet points:

· Advance Solicited for February release!

· "In the end, this is a fantastic book for both old and new readers."—Outright Geekery

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 7

James Roberts, John Barber (w) • Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Atilio Rojo (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)

MEGATRON assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron—a quest that has never before been so urgent, so personal, and so likely to end in tears. But the crew of the Lost Light isn't so eager to follow his orders and, as is always the case, past decisions will come back to haunt them. Plus, The AUTOBOTS return to Earth—with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what is bringing them back—and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? And GALVATRON is on Earth as well, with a plan to reshape it as he once did with Cybertron. A bold new era begins here! Collects issues #28–34 of More Than Meets The Eye and #28–34 of Robots In Disguise.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 340 pages • 7" x 11" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-149-6

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for March release!

· The IDW Collection gives completionists every last issue and makes sure beginners have everything they need to get started.

Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike

Mairghread Scott & David A. Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Freddie E. Williams II (c)

A Hasbro Comic Book Event of epic proportions! The TRANSFORMERS are under attack from COBRA, G.I. JOE's greatest enemy! As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace! A new COBRA—led by the worst villains to ever tangle with G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K.:Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, and the Transformers—is invading Cybertron, and only Scarlett, Optimus Prime, the Joes, and the Autobots can save two worlds! It's a race to the finish as good fights evil! Will our heroes win, or will Cobra DESTROY ALL TRANSFORMERS?!?

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-122-9

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· Featuring characters from everyone's favorite childhood cartoons and toys of the '80's battling it out in one shared universe!

Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike – Champions

Christos Gage, Aubrey Sitterson, John Barber (w) • Ilias Kyriazis, Chris Panda (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)

Your favorite characters—Rom, the Autobots, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, and more—get to shine in standalone stories setting up the ultimate Hasbro comic book event! First, with Cybertron under siege from Baron Ironblood, it's up to Optimus Prime and Arcee to defend their homeland, and the Revolutionaries team is caught in the middle! Then, back on Earth, Rom finds himself teaming up with the world's smallest heroes, the Micronauts! Can they prevent catastrophe, or is it already too late? And, with the team divided, G.I. Joe must confront dangers both in space and Earthside. Looks like they'll need some help from M.A.S.K.:Mobile Armored Strike Kommand!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-123-6

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

Scarlett's Strike Force #2 (of 8)—Cover A: Khary Randolph—CERTIFIED COOL

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Khary Randolph (c)

Savage jungles, dinosaur fights, magic rituals, Kung-Fu, monster trucks, giant robots, weird science, strange villains and more—and it's only the second issue! Roadblock's team continues its hunt for the brand-new Cobra Commander as trouble brews inside of G.I. Joe's underwater base. By Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe, Street Fighter x G.I. Joe) and Nelson Daniel (Clue, Dungeons & Dragons). No wonder people are calling it The Best Action Comic Ever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Scarlett's Strike Force #2 (of 8)— Cover B: Nelson Daniel—CERTIFIED COOL

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Featuring all-stars of the Hasbro line as M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and the Transformers join G.I. Joe in the fight against Cobra!

· Variant cover by Vasilis Lolos!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #248— Cover A: Netho Diaz

Larry Hama (w) • Netho Diaz (a & c)

Dawn of the Arashikage," Part 3! Dawn Moreno's ultimate identity crisis continues as she battles to maintain her sanity against the dark memories of the original Snake-Eyes that haunt her every waking moment!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #248— Cover B: John Royle

Larry Hama (w) • Netho Diaz (a) • John Royle (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· The birth (and rebirth) of an all-new Snake-Eyes!

· Variant cover by Jamie Sullivan!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 19

Larry Hama (w) • S.L. Gallant (a) • John Royle & Jagdish Kumar (c)

Picking up where the classic comic series left off, longtime fans can continue following the adventures of their favorite characters from the legendary toy line of the 1980s. It's a showdown in Springfield as deadly and disparate forces converge in the search for the mysterious ninja, Dawn! Meanwhile, JOEs, Cobra, and Blue Ninjas all collide in Darklonia! And, just when things seem back to normal for the Joes—well, as normal as things can get for our heroes—nefarious forces once again plot their doom! Who will step up this time to face off against the latest threat to justice, freedom, and liberty? Collects issues #241–245.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-121-2

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· Larry Hama helped define what it means for '80s kids to be a "Real American Hero"—and his comic book series continues!

Richard Stark's Parker: Slayground

Richard Stark, Darwyn Cooke (w) • Darwyn Cooke (a & c)

The award-winning graphic novel series adapting one of crime-fiction's most famous and hard-boiled characters continues in this beautifully illustrated and stylized masterpiece. Parker, whose getaway car crashes after a heist, manages to elude capture with his loot by breaking into an amusement park that is closed for the winter. But his presence does not go unnoticed–a pair of cops observed the job and its aftermath. But rather than pursue their suspect... they decide to go into business for themselves, with the help of some "business associates." From then on it's a game of cat and mouse, one played out through the closed rides of the abandoned carnival... a game that slowly starts to favor the mouse. Includes the Eisner Award-winning short story "The 7th."

TPB • PC • $14.99 • 96 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-126-7

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

Offered Again!

Parker: The Hunter Novel HC • PC • $29.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-659-9

Parker: The Hunter Novel SC • PC • $17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-399-4

Richard Stark's Parker: The Outfit TP • PC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-740-6

Richard Stark's Parker: The Score HC • PC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-208-9

Richard Stark's Parker: The Score TP • PC • $17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-996-7

Black Crown Quarterly #2: Winter 2018—Cover A: Martin Simmonds—SPOTLIGHT

Peter Milligan, Rob Davis, David Barnett, Tini Howard, Jamie Coe, & Various (w) • Tess Fowler, Rob Davis, Martin Simmonds, Philip Bond, Jaime Coe, & Various (a) • Martin Simmonds (c)

It's the new Winter's Edge of Comics Cool in 48 pages! Delight in regular continuing features like legit publications with literary pedigrees! It all begins with the 10-page regular lead feature Tales From the Black Crown Pub, starring Stacey the barmaid, by award-winner Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven). Recurring short features include Canonball Comics: an exquisite corpse that will not stay dead, Cud: Rich and Strange by co-writers/bandmates Will Potter and Carl Puttnam and artist Philip Bond, Swell Maps by music journalist/novelist Cathi Unsworth with illustrations by Cara McGee and a new Hey, Amateur!. Plus: Previews of your future favorite comics like Bandtwits by Jamie Coe, Punks Not Dead by David Barnett and Martin Simmonds, a Walking Ghost Tour of Canon Street by Tini Howard, interviews with your favorite comics celebrities and much, much more!

FC • 48 pages • $6.99

Bullet points:

· Plus, a wraparound cover by Punks Not Dead co-creator/artist Martin Simmonds!

Assassinistas #2— Cover A: Gilbert Hernandez—CERTIFIED COOL

Tini Howard (w) • Gilbert Hernandez (a) • Rob Davis (colorist) • Gilbert Hernandez (c)

Pregnant Pauses and Campout Makeouts" Dominic Price is a college-age cutie pie who just wants to spend the semester making out with his boyfriend, Taylor, in between rounds of TurboLight Fighter and maintaining a solidly passable 3.2 GPA. His mom, Octavia, formerly a badass action-movie-quality bounty hunter, didn't pay his tuition, because she had to get back in the business and spend 40K on black market weapons and body armor And she's bringing Dominic with her, because the alternative is making lattes for a semester, and he'd rather die. Good thing in mom's line of work, dying is an option!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Assassinistas #2— Cover B: Cara McGee—CERTIFIED COOL

Tini Howard (w) • Gilbert Hernandez (a) • Rob Davis (colorist) • Cara McGee (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Modern Family. Retro Sass. Highly Trained. To Kick your Ass. ASSASSINISTAS

· Eisner Hall of Fame Artist Gilbert Hernandez teams up with rising star writer Tini Howard (The Skeptics, Magdalena, Rick and Morty) for a full-octane action & family drama assault!

· Letter columns, interviews, previews, behind-the-panel-borders secrets & more!

· Variant cover by Cara McGee!

Kid Lobotomy #4—Cover A: Tess Fowler

Peter Milligan (w) • Tess Fowler (a & c) • Lee Loughridge (colorist)

As loyal and surprisingly complex chambermaid Ottla searches for Kid—who's been dragged away by Big Daddy—she's gripped by a tragic memory. What unspeakable things was she forced to do to fulfill Big Daddy's King Lear fantasies? Is the Suites playing its weird tricks? Will Kid have a drill shoved into his head? Why is Cordelia getting fat? Find out this and more in the cracked looking glass Shakespearean tragedy that is "A Lad Insane, Part Four: The Chambermaid's Tale."

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Kid Lobotomy #4—Cover B: Rory Phillips

Peter Milligan (w) • Tess Fowler (a) • Lee Loughridge (colorist) • Rory Phillips (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· BLACK CROWN's inaugural hit series about a dysfunctional family of hoteliers continues!

· Letter columns, interviews, behind-the-panel process pages & more!

· Variant cover by Rory Phillips!

Sword of Ages #2—Cover A: Gabriel Rodriguez—CERTIFIED COOL

Gabriel Rodriguez (w & a & c) • Lovern Kindzierski (colors)

The reluctant warrior Avalon meets new partners with questionable motives as her quest to prevent a power struggle from exploding across her planet continues. Will the guardian of the Sacred Lake help her on her quest, or present an even greater challenge? Covenants are sworn, unknown magic forces are revealed, and a new power rises in this series written and drawn by acclaimed Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sword of Ages #2—Cover B: Gabriel Rodriguez—CERTIFIED COOL

Gabriel Rodriguez (w & a & c) • Lovern Kindzierski (colors)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Alien worlds! The sacred sword! Brave knights and horrific demons!

· Variant cover by Gabriel Rodriguez!

Frankenstein Alive, Alive Trio—CERTIFIED COOL

Steve Niles (w) • Bernie Wrightson (a & c)

Collecting issues 1, 2, and 3 of the acclaimed Frankenstein series by Niles and Wrightson in a bargain-priced format! A grand treat of Victorian horror featuring the further adventures of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's classic monster, as ghoulishly illustrated by Bernie Wrightson, the true master of the macabre!

B&W • 64 pages • $7.99

Frankenstein Alive, Alive #4—CERTIFIED COOL

Steve Niles & Bernie Wrightson (w) • Bernie Wrightson & Kelley Jones (a & c)

The exciting climax of Niles' and Wrightson's reinterpretation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein is here! Niles' gothic storytelling couples perfectly with Bernie Wrightson and Kelley Jones' stunning art as the monster meets his ultimate fate!

B&W • 32 pages • $4.99

30 Days of Night #2 (of 6)— Cover A: Ben Templesmith

Steve Niles (w) • Piotr Kowalski (a) • Ben Templesmith (c)

The town of Barrow, Alaska experiences an unexpected and brutal murder that is the precursor to much worse things... the reimagining of 30 Days of Night continues in an all-new and all-horrifying direction!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

30 Days of Night #2 (of 6)— Cover B: Piotr Kowalski & Aurore Folny

Steve Niles (w) • Piotr Kowalski (a) • Piotr Kowalski & Aurore Folny (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Variant covers by Ben Templesmith and Ashley Wood!

Wynonna Earp: Season Zero

Beau Smith (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Chris Evenhuis (c)

Finally revealed! The never-before-seen story of Wynonna's outlaw past, only hinted at on Syfy's Wynonna Earp TV series. Outlaws. Mavericks. Werewolves. These are The Banditos, the gang Wynonna ran with in her wildest, pre-Black Badge days, and somebody or something is killing them off, one by one. It's up to Wynonna to return to her roots and find out why!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-038-3

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· Season 3 will air on SyFy in 2018.

Relic of the Dragon

Adrián Benatar (w) • Miguel Ángel García (a & c)

The classic you-choose-the-story format jumps to comics with this dungeon-crawling fantasy adventure for young readers! Urik the dwarf will need help from his trusty spirit guide if he's to find the mysterious Dragon Relic, a quest assigned to him by the gods. There's just one little problem: that spirit guide is you. New dangers and new decisions loom on every page. Help Urik overcome deadly demons, lying fairies, and beautiful yet treacherous unicorns. Will he return home a glorious champion, or fall in a hole? Combining the setting and decision-making of classic sword-and-sorcery RPGs with the captivating storytelling and art of comics, Relic of the Dragon is the adventure of a lifetime.

HC • FC • $9.99 • 56 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-215-8

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for March release!

· Perfect cross-mix for fans of the Choose Your Own Adventure books and Dungeons & Dragons!

Dread Gods

Ron Marz (w) • Tom Raney, Bart Sears (a) • Tom Raney (c)

Ominous Press launches with the first of three limited series set in a science-fiction/fantasy universe of epic heroes and insidious villains. In DREAD GODS, gods in a fantasy world discover they're actually monsters in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Acclaimed creators Ron Marz (Witchblade, Green Lantern) and Tom Raney (Stormwatch) join with art master Bart Sears (Rai) to usher in adventure like no other!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-202-8

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· Launching a brand-new superhero universe!

Saucer State

Paul Cornell (w) • Ryan Kelly (a & c)

The story of Arcadia Alvarado, former alien abductee (possibly) and current President of the United States, continues, and now that she commands the highest office in the country, she'll use her power to find out what really happened. But, even with the power of the Presidency at her fingertips, will she be able to get to the truth? Either way, she will have to act fast as the biggest event in world history begins to unfold around her. All of the political intrigue and UFO mythology continues in the sequel and conclusion to the Hugo Award-nominated series Saucer Country.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-127-4

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· It's House of Cards does The X-Files!

Time and Vine

Thom Zahler (w & a & c)

From the creator of the Harvey-nominated Love and Capes comes the story of a magical winery where every glass of wine takes you back in time to the year it was bottled. From the Civil War to the Roaring Twenties to yesterday... it's all available with just one sip. Megan is looking for a break from taking care of her Alzheimer's-afflicted mother and finds the ultimate escape when Jack, the owner of the Aeternum Winery, reveals its time-traveling secret to her. Together, they drink their way through history, both the winery's and their own. In time, Megan learns a family secret that her mother may not even remember and discovers that Jack is keeping one of his own about his late wife.

Thom Zahler brings his trademark sweetness and humor to a story of magic and romance told across the two-hundred-year canvas of New York's Hudson Valley.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 176 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-036-9

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for February release!

· A perfect blend of history, adventure, and drama with a hint of magic!

Offered Again!

Long Distance • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-486-5

Love and Capes, Vol 1 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-275-1

The Best of Rocketeer Adventures: Funko Edition

Kurt Busiek, John Cassaday, Lowell Francis, Stan Sakai, Mark Waid (w) • John Cassaday, Gene Ha, Michael Kaluta, Stan Sakai, Chris Weston (a) • Mike Martin (c)

Presenting five of the best stories from the Rocketeer Adventures series, each a self-contained mini-masterpiece! Some of the finest creators in comics came together to pay tribute to Dave Stevens' iconic pulp-inspired hero, and the results were amazing—and to top it off, this encore presentation of these stories—40 pages of them—is bargain-priced at $4.99! Featuring a fantastically fun Funko cover of The Rocketeer!

FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

· Great for Rocketeer fans old and new!

· Part of IDW's Funko Cover Month!

Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow #4 (of 5)— Cover A: Scott Wegener

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

That secret cyborg plot to take over the world? Not so secret anymore! But, hey, Atomic Robo is hot on the case. He's tracked the origin back to a familiar foe, but it looks like someone else got there first...

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow #4 (of 5)— Cover B: Kei Zama

Brian Clevinger (w) • Scott Wegener (a) • Kei Zama (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Celebrate 10 years of Atomic Robo by jumping on this brand new story!

Half Past Danger II: Dead to Reichs #5 (of 5)—Cover A: Stephen Mooney

Stephen Mooney (w & a & c) • Triona Tree Farrell (colorist)

It all hits the fan! Irish versus Moss. John and Ishi versus the armored T-Rex. The Nazis versus the free folk of the Western World.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Half Past Danger II: Dead to Reichs #5 (of 5)—Cover B: Will Sliney

Stephen Mooney (w & a) • Will Sliney (c) • Triona Tree Farrell (colorist)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· The stakes are high, the board is set, and the action is hard-boiled. The time is HALF PAST DANGER.

· Of the first volume, UnleashTheFanboy.com said: "a total triumph of imagination, with great design, stunning art, and so much potential. IDW has struck gold with this miniseries."

Violette Around the World, Vol. 1: My Head In the Clouds!

Teresa Radice (w) • Stefano Turconi (a & c)

A 12-year-old girl travels the globe with her parents' circus, having adventures and learning to appreciate the joys of being different.

Her name is Violette, like the flower in the spring, like the seventh color of the rainbow. She lives with the Circus of the Moon, where her mother is the stuntwoman and her father is the insect tamer. At the end of the 19th-century, Violette is a curious, happy 12-year-old who is fascinated by the beauty of the world around her: music, painting, drawing, nature, and much more. She shares adventures with her friend Samir (a budding trapeze artist), her unusual animal friends, and her father's trained insects!

HC • FC • $12.99 • 48 pages • 8.5" x 11" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-188-5

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for March release!

· For fans of stories with lush imagery and Old-World style, like Kiki's Delivery Service, and readers of Raina Telgemeier, Dana Simpson, Jennifer L. Holm, and Tara Dairman.

· First of three books!

LOAC Essentials, Vol. 11: Tippie, 1945

Edwina Dumm (w & a & c)

Collecting the works of one of the most important female cartoonists of all time, Tippie will appeal to comics readers, students of women's studies, and dog lovers. Edwina Dumm was the country's first female full-time editorial cartoonist, and one of its first female syndicated comic strip creators. Tippie is truly a Library of American Comics Essential, providing a crucial reading experience and offering perspective on the early work of women in the field.

LOAC Essentials reprints, one year at a time, the daily newspaper strips that are essential to comics history, in a format that preserves, as closely as possible, the original reader experience.

HC • B&W • $29.99 • 384 pages • 11.5" x 4.25" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-013-0

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for March release!

· Perfect for fans of comic strips like Dennis the Menace, The Family Circus, Stone Soup, Foxtrot, Marmaduke, Mutts, and Calvin & Hobbes.

Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales, Vol. 3

Frank Reilly (w) • Jesse Marsh (a) • Various (c)

After over 50 years, the complete newspaper strips are collected for the first time! This volume contains 101 Dalmations and other favorite Disney features. From the Disney vaults–fourteen more never-before reprinted Sunday comics adaptations of popular Disney animated and live-action features from the late 1950s and early 1960s... including Swiss Family Robinson, Kidnapped, The Parent Trap, Toby Tyler, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, In Search of the Castaways, and Babes in Toyland!

HC • FC • $49.99 • 220 pages • 12" x 8.5" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-189-2

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for March release!

· "This series is just another example of the ability of The Library Of American Comics to discover lost and forgotten comics many of us never knew existed, restore them, and collect them into a high-quality hardcover. This is a great book that captures a bit of that Disney magic we all know and love."—Rich Clabaugh, Christian Science Monitor

Offered Again!

Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales, Vol. 1 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-718-5

Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales, Vol. 2 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-908-0

Outtakes

Jose Fonollosa (w & a & c)

Hilarious parodies of the most famous and recognizable properties of the big screen. Laugh at the film industry and the characters that populate its ranks in this book of vignettes, perfect for pop culture and film lovers! What happens when a Wookie goes to the vet? When E.T. meets the MIB? When a house hanging from balloons floats into a Hitchcock scene? When a pirate needs to fix his eyeliner? Find these answers and more in this brilliant book of strips that reveal what's happening on the set of your favorite movies when the cameras aren't rolling–or when your favorite franchises cross the streams.

HC • FC • $12.99 • 64 pages • 6" x 6" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-142-7

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for March release!

· For cinemaphiles and pop culture junkies, especially those who love the media from the past 40 years!

Comic Book History of Comics: Comics For All #2— Cover A: Ryan Dunlavey

Fred Van Lente (w) • Ryan Dunlavey (a & c)

The FULL-COLOR history of funny books moves into the 1980s! In comics that doesn't mean feathered hair and bad sweaters, but the fight for CREATORS' RIGHTS, highlighted by Jack "King" Kirby's attempt to liberate his artwork and THE BRITISH INVASION spearheaded by Moore, Gibbons, Gaiman and Morrison! All this and a brand-new HER-story of Comics (and World History of Comics variant cover) too!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Comic Book History of Comics: Comics For All #2— Cover B: Ryan Dunlavey

Fred Van Lente (w) • Ryan Dunlavey (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Featuring variant covers with all new historically inspired comic strips by Van Lente and Dunlavey!

· Plus, another new HER-story of Comics backup each month!

Weird Love #22

Various (w) • Various (a) • Various (c)

Praise for Weird Love! "Yes, these are some of the craziest and weirdest love stories you will ever read. It is impossible to read many of these and not laugh out loud at some point. Every story in here is one hundred percent high fun! The artists featured include some of the best of the day."—Mark Squirek, New York Journal of Books
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Frank Cho's The Savage Wolverine Artist's Edition—SPOTLIGHT

Frank Cho (w & a & c)

Frank Cho is a modern comic art master. Influenced by the great American illustrators (Like Franklin Booth and Joseph Clement Coll) and comic book artists (Frank Frazetta and Al Williamson, to name a few), Cho has incorporated these great talents and developed his own, unique style, one that has made him a fan-favorite sensation. This Artist's Edition collects the first five issues of The Savage Wolverine in all its glory. And, like all Artist's Editions, at full size of the original art. Fans of Cho will be mesmerized by his gorgeous art and intense action scenes—this will be an Artist's Edition you will treasure for years to come!

HC • B&W • $150.00 • 144 pages • 14"x21" •ISBN: 978-1-68405-292-9

Bullet points:

· Advance solicited for March release!

Roar: King of the Pride

Daryl Andrews & Erica Bouyouris (design) • Vincent Dutrait (a & c)

In Roar: King of the Pride, you must guide the growth of your Breed of Lions by enlarging your Prides through the rearing of Cubs, expanding into new territories, and hunting for food in order to meet the demands of your Pride.

Ambitious Prides will have multiple paths to domination, be it through having the most Male or Female Lions, total Food Supply, Territory Size, completing Secret Goals, or any combination thereof. Strategic movement, breeding, and combat will be essential if you wish to become the true King of the Pride!

3-6 players • Playable from ages 14+ • 60-90 minutes • MSRP $59.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01377-1

Bullet points:

· Painted Artwork from Vincent Dutrait!

· Includes over 150 Custom Designed Lion Meeples!

· A Worker Placement, Area Control Board Game by Daryl Andrews and Erica Bouyouris!

Slap Cat!

James M. Wayne (design) • Samantha Barlin (a & c)

In Slap Cat!, you play as a mad scientist attempting to assemble the world's most adorable cat! Draft cards by quickly slapping them as they are revealed. Earn bonus points for kitty fedoras, bows, balls of yarn, and more. But be careful, slap too slow and you could be left with a hand full of fishbones!

2-6 players • Playable from ages 8+ • 15-20 minutes • MSRP $19.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01224-8

Bullet points:

· A Card Drafting Cat Game for Up to 6 Players!

· Collectible Tin Packaging!

· Advanced solicited for February release!





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About the Author - Tim Midura


Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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