IDW has released previews of this week’s arrivals, including Animal Noir #4, Darkness Visible #4, Mask Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #6, Michael Recycle #3, Night Owl Society #2, Real Science Adventures: Flying She-Devils #2, Revolutionaries #4, Rom #10, Satellite Falling #5, Star Trek The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #1, X-Files Funko Universe, and Yo-Kai Watch #1, as well as hardcover and trade paperback collections.


Animal Noir #4

Izar Lunacek & Nejc Juren (w) • Izar Lunacek (a & c) 

When one of Shasha’s wives goes missing during the annual Clan boss gathering, the Althing, Manny Diamond joins the search party to investigate. Did she run away or was she the victim of retaliation from a rival clan daring to break the Althing Peace? 

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Darkness Visible #4

Mike Carey & Arvind Ethan David (w) • Brendan Cahill (a & c)

When the demons came, humanity reluctantly learned to share the world with another sentient race. Eighty years later, this uneasy co-existence has spawned an endless terrorist conflict. This issue returns us to the present day where Aston and Rhak battle for control of Aston’s body!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points: 

  • From bestselling author and screenwriter Mike Carey (Unwritten, Lucifer, Girl with All the Gifts) and Arvind Ethan David (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) comes an all-new, original world of darkness and demons.
  • Variant cover by Dani Strips!

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #6

Brandon Easton (w) • Juan Samu (a) • Tone Rodriguez (c) 

THE ORIGIN OF V.E.N.O.M.,” part one. As the M.A.S.K. team constructs a new headquarters in Miami, Matt Trakker goes on a solo mission to identify new recruits. Along the way, Trakker crosses paths with Dr. Mindbender who instructs him on the art of leadership and manipulation. But Trakker quickly uncovers Mindbender’s twisted goals and learns the true history of his former teammates who became members of V.E.N.O.M.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points: 

  • The origins of V.E.N.O.M. revealed!
  • Variant cover by Marcelo Perez Dalannays!

Michael Recycle #3

Ellie Wharton (w) • Alexandra Colombo (a & c) 

Michael is on a mission to save the plight of the Monarch Butterflies when their migration south from Canada to Mexico is threatened! Will Michael be able to change the fate of his fluttery friends? Find out in “Michael Recycle and the Monarch Butterflies!”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 

Bullet points: 

  • Young readers who have enjoyed the Michael Recycle books and their eco-friendly messages can now thrill to more adventures in comic-book form!
  • Children are becoming more and more aware of the environment around them, and Michael’s green tips help them become responsible at an early age.
  • Alexandra Colombo’s charming art will captivate readers of all ages.

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

Bullet points: 

  • The way this is laid out and drawn could only be done for this story and only done properly by Sam Kieth.” –Comic Bastards
  • Advance solicited for May release!

Night Owl Society #2

James Venhaus (w) • Pius Bak (a & c)

The Night Owl Society, Chapter 2: An Owl Among the Ruins. Just as the team is hitting its stride, one member’s deadly secret threatens to tear the team apart

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Real Science Adventures: The Flying She-Devils #2

Brian Clevinger (w) • Lo Baker (a) • Scott Wegener (c)

The Flying She-Devils get into a real adventure with science plus action! Hoo-boy! Golly-gee! Plus, the Sparrow infiltrates a top-secret Nazi weapon station. It all continues in this book!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 

Bullet points: 

  • From the pages of Atomic Robo, the Flying She-Devils embark on a new daring adventure!
  • The spinoff story to the online sensation—in print for the first time!

Revolutionaries #4

John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Tradd Moore (c) 

Cobra Commander vs. Hearts of Steel! Thousands of years ago, a starship crashed on Earth—and the Hearts of Steel Transformers were born… but how can these steampunk Cybertronians be real?! And what does Cobra Commander want with them, when he hasn’t even got Cobra to back him up? The Revolutionaries have uncovered one of the darkest and most incredible secrets on Earth!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points: 

  • The secret history of Cybertonians on Earth—but how can it be!
  • Who is behind the Cobra Commander mask?!
  • Springing from the fan-favorite Transformers: Hearts of Steel limited series!
  • Variant cover by John Royle!

Rom #10

Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina (a) • Drew Moss (c) 

Interlude.” In Rom’s time on Earth, he’s affected lives both good and bad. See just how bad in this perfect jumping-on point and prelude to into Rom’s next great storyline, “Long Roads to Ruin!”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points: 

  • The return of original series artist David Messina!
  • Four special covers by artist Drew Moss!
  • Variant cover by John Stanisci

Satellite Falling #5

Steve Horton (w) • Stephen Thompson (a & c) 

The master plan stands revealed, the cards are on the table and the race is on to stop a deadly plague before it wipes out every alien in known space!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

  • For fans of space opera, crime fiction and lots of things exploding!

Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken #1 (of 6)—SPOTLIGHT

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c) 

The Star Trek mini-series event of the year kicks off! Captain Jean-Luc Picard will stop at nothing to get his hands on the Empire’s newest warship, the ISS Enterprise, be it lies, deception…or murder. With enemies and allies around every corner, Picard’s quest to help the Enterprise and restore the Empire to glory will not be an easy one. Good thing he has a crew onboard who will also stop at nothing to ensure total victory — at any cost. 

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 

Bullet points: 

  • As seen on Free Comic Book Day!
  • Variant covers by Joe Corroney and Adam Rosenlund!

Strawberry Shortcake, Vol. 3: Berry Good Life

Georgia Ball, Zena Dell Lowe (w) • Tina Fransciso, Valentina Pinto (a) • Valentina Pinto (c)

When a film crew arrives to interview Berry Bitty City’s favorite baker, Strawberry Shortcake, what they find is a heated rivalry between her and the Purple Pieman that might be the award-winning film documentary the crew was looking for! Collects issues #6–8.

HC • FC • $12.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-884-7

Bullet points: 

  • Advance solicited for May release!

The X-Files: Funko Universe

Derek Fridolfs, Mike Raicht, Matthew Dow Smith, Denton J. Tipton (w) • Chris Fenoglio, Troy Little, Pamela Lovas, Charles Paul Wilson III (a) • Charles Paul Wilson III (c)

A bevy of talented creators seek the truth—and some laughs—with this Funko version of your favorite FBI agents! After this, you’ll believe that Scully and Mulder couldn’t be any cuter!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99 

Bullet points: 

  • Featuring art by fan favorites such as Troy Little (Powerpuff Girls) and Charles Paul Wilson III (Stuff of Legend)!
  • Part of this month’s big FUNKO UNIVERSE event!
  • Funko Staff Artist variant cover!

Yo-Kai Watch #1

Eric M. Esquivel (w) • Tina Franscisco (a) • Dono Sanchez Almara (c)

The hit anime, manga and toy sensation from Japan comes to North American comics! Join Nate and his Yo-Kai, Whisper, as they battle against ill-intentioned Yo-Kai causing terrible trouble in their hometown!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 

Bullet points: 

All-new, full color comic books based on this coming year’s hottest Anime and video game!

Yo-Kai Watch products have sold more than $2 billion in Japan in less than two years. A staggering statistic soon to be repeated here in North America!

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