IDW has released previews of this week’s arrivals, including Duck Avenger #4, Dungeons & Dragons Frost Giants Fury #2, Helena Crash #2, Micronauts #11, My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #1, Popeye Classics #57, Ragnarok #12, Rom #9, and Star Trek Boldly Go #7, as well as several collected editions.

Previews:

American Barbarian: The Complete Series

Tom Scioli (w & a & c)

Revenge is a dish best served BOLD! Follow Meric, the red-white-and-blue-haired American Barbarian on his quest to defeat the post-post-apocalyptic zombie cyborg mummy overlord Two-Tank Omen. This is the complete Saturday Morning Epic from the artist and co-writer of Transformers vs G.I. JOE and the Eisner Award-nominated Godland. Also includes an introduction by Rob Liefeld.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 268 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-850-2

Bullet points: 

    • Advance solicited for April release!
    • This comic never lets you go once you start, and that’s part of why I enjoy Scioli’s comics in general and this one in particular.” –Comic Book Resources

Atomic Robo, Vol. 11: Atomic Robo and the Temple of Od

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

Occupied Manchuria, 1938. Atomic Robo is volunteered for a new secret mission to track down China’s top quantum physicist, who has been captured by the Imperial Japanese Army to develop a super weapon powered by the theoretically unlimited “zero-point” energy source. Robo can’t catch a break with these would-be conquerors and their bizarre energy sources, can he? Luckily, he’s got some help from an unexpected but familiar face.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 136 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-863-2

Bullet points: 

    • Advance solicited for April release!
    • Brian Clevenger keeps his script humming along, avoiding dwelling overly long on setup and book-ending the issue with action-heavy flash-forwards. Scott Wegener’s clean, elegant art style also does its part to generate an enjoyable tale of WWII-era action and intrigue. Wegener even throws in some welcome Temple of Doom homages for good measure. Atomic Robo is a very consistent franchise, but it’s always good to see that a new volume keeps the momentum going.” –IGN

Duck Avenger #4 

Alessandro Sisti, Jonathan Gray (w) • Corrado Mastantuono, Paolo Mottura (a) • Claudio Sciarrone (c)

Two!” A mystery hacker is taking down computers all over Duckburg—and One, Donald’s supersmart electronic brain, is slowly turning malevolent!

FC • 72 pages • $6.99 

Bullet points: 

    • More of the new-to-USA Disney adventure that fans want most—the famous “Duck Avenger New Adventures” (known in Europe as “PKNA”)!
    • Adapted for our readers by fan favorite Jonathan Gray (Sonic the Hedgehog)!
    • 72 pages of action for just $5.99!
    • Variant cover by Claudio Sciarrone!

Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury #2

Jim Zub (w) • Netho Diaz (a) • Max Dunbar (c) 

The town of Fireshear is a safe haven for our adventurers, or, it would be if it wasn’t under attack by a frost giant raiding party! Get your hamsters ready, it’s time for battle!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points: 

    • Dungeons & Dragons is seeing a renaissance with the release of the fifth edition rules in late 2014. Hundreds of thousands of players are returning to D&D or embarking on their first adventures and they’re hungry for extra content.
    • This new D&D story ties into the Storm King’s Thunder event that runs across multiple RPG products, novels, and video games.
    • This series continues with the cast from the hit Legends of Baldur’s Gate and Shadows of the Vampire stories, but is also built as a perfect jumping on point for new readers, bringing them into D&D’s classic blend of sword & sorcery adventure.
    • HASBRO ART variant cover!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 17

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • John Royle (c)

The classic A Real American Hero continues from writer Larry Hama! Duke reckons with the most difficult choice of his life… while COBRA scrambles to contain the dangerous new agent in their midst! Collects issues #231-235.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-852-6

Bullet points: 

    • Advance solicited for April release!
    • IDW handles this franchise well, there is never a dull moment from the first panel of this title to the last.” –Outright Geekery (on GI Joe: ARAH #224)

Helena Crash #2

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

Helena Crash receives a message from the notorious crime lord known as WHITE DEMON. White Demon wants Helena to track down a rare, hard to find movie for her, on VHS no less. Helena begins her hunt, only to find herself in hot water for her association with White Demon’s chief rival, EL ROJO.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 

Bullet points: 

    • Pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready for HELENA CRASH! 

Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 4: Enter The Stingers

Kelly Thompson (w) • Jen Bartel, Meredith McClaren (a) • Meredith McClaren (c)

Still reeling from the shattering conclusion to “Dark Jem,” Jem and the Holograms regroup–desperate to find a path forward. Meanwhile, THE MISFITS find themselves with a unique problem… one lead singer too many! Plus, a European super group takes the U.S. by storm… The Stingers! Meet Riot, Rapture, Minx, and Raya! Collects issues #17-23.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-837-3

Bullet points: 

    • Advance solicited for April release!
    • The Stingers present some welcome variety. I’m continually entertained by Thompson’s ability to take a lifestyle most can’t relate to and make it feel accessible.” –Comic Bastards

Mickey Mouse: Dark Mines of the Phantom Metal

Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Romano Scarpa, Jonathan Gray, Joe Torcivia, Thad Komorowski (w & a) • Andrea “Casty” Castellan (c)

Mickey, Goofy, and Eurasia Toft are out to find Atlantis or die trying… and their path leads to the British seacoast, where–yaarrr!–there be pirates, pitfalls, creepy Count Zoox, and a new threat from the hideous Horde of the Violet Hare! Dive into a new thriller by fan favorite Andrea “Casty” Castellan–then stick around for two wild Pegleg Pete adventures from legendary Disney writer/artist Romano Scarpa! Collects IDW’s Mickey Mouse #13-15.

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 124 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-857-1

Bullet points: 

    • Advance solicited for April release!

Micronauts #11

Cullen Bunn (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)

Stranded on a world of giants, hounded by enemies from both Earth and Microspace, the Micronauts have one last chance to return to their universe. A doorway is opening, and Oz and company think this is their passage home. But something from the other side is coming through–something that will bring this chapter of the Micronauts’ story to a destructive END.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points: 

    • Variant cover by Ryan Brown!

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #1

Jeremy Whitley (w)  • Brenda Hickey (a & c)

The origins of cutie marks, friendships, magic and more are available in this new ongoing series devoted to revealing the secret history of Equestria! In this opening story arc, we travel back in time to uncover the secrets of Starswirl the Bearded and his magical friends!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points: 

    • Ties into new season of My Little Pony!
    • The magic of My Little Pony continues with a brand-new ongoing series!
    • From seasoned MLP writer Jeremy Whitley, creator of Princeless, and writer on Marvel’s The Unstoppable Wasp!
    • Variant cover by Derek Charm!

Popeye Classics #57

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c) 

In the first story, Popeye fights a titanic sea battle to bring orchids to hungry jeeps–watch out for the Sea Hag! Plus, an adventure-filled Old West story, “Pot of Gold,” including Wimpy and Swee’pea. Read a delightful Uncle Elmo story and a hilarious O.G. Wotasnozzle comic!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points: 

    • Variant cover by Aeron Alfrey!

Ragnarök #12

Walter Simonson (w & a & c) 

Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, will decide the fates of the Black Elf Assassin, Regn, his daughter Drifa, and Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, in the depths of Angantyr’s fortress at the edge of Hel. Its decision is written with lightning and thunder, and it is always final. Plus a gallery section of pages from this issue—Artist’s Edition style!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points: 

    • Continuing Walter Simonson’s masterpiece! 
    • Featuring a variant cover from Lee Weeks!
    • The second story arc of Walter Simonson’s masterpiece concludes!

Rom #9

Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • Tony Shasteen (c) 

Reinforcements,” part 5! Rom is caught between rogue G.I. JOE members, rogue Space Knights, and a renewed Dire Wraith threat with the fate of the planet in the balance!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points: 

    • Ask your retailer how to get the incentive cover by legendary artist/inker Joe Sinnott!

Star Trek: Boldly Go #7

Mike Johnson (w) • Megan Levens (a) • George Caltsoudas (c)

Part 1 (of 3) of “Murder at Babel“! As the Federation and Romulans convene in the wake of the Borg attack, the precarious peace is threatened by the murder of a key diplomat… and a Starfleet cadet is the prime suspect! Don’t miss this all-new adventure, guest-starring Jaylah from STAR TREK BEYOND, and the cast from the hit STARFLEET ACADEMY series!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points: 

    • A new arc featuring new artist Megan Levens!
    • Following the events of Star Trek Beyond!
    • Variant cover by Cryssy Cheung!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 16: Chasing Phantoms

Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz (w) • Dave Wachter, Mateus Santolouco (a) • Dave Wachter (c)

While the Turtles and Splinter are reeling from a surprise attack by Kitsune, exposing weaknesses in their defense, the Street Phantoms use the opportunity to pounce. Collects issues #61–65.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-859-5

Bullet points: 

    • Advance solicited for April release!
    • This book does not get nearly enough praise as it should for being so great for so long. With fantastic storytelling and a murderers row of great artists there is not much else you can ask for in a comic book!” –Word of the Nerd

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