IDW Publishing has released previews of its September 27th, 2017 arrivals, including Diablo House #2, DuckTales #1, First Strike #4, GI JOE: A Real American Hero #244, Infinite Loop: Nothing But the Truth #2, JEM & The Holograms Infinite #3, Micronauts: First Strike #1, My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #6, Revolutionaries #8, ROM #13, ROM vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #3, Saucer State #4, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #74, Weird Love #20, X-Files Origins II: Dog Days of Summer #4, and several hardcover and trade paperback collections.

Previews:

Animal Noir

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

Anthropomorphic animals like you’ve never seen them before. It’s Chinatown meets Animal Farm. Giraffe detectives, hippo mob members, prey-obsessed lions, street fighting elephants, and oppressed zebras are just part of this wild animal kingdom.

TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-952-3

Bullet points:

  • “Although there is a lot of Zootopia here, there is even more Blacksad. This is noir. It is dark and cynical. World-weary PIs with connections on both sides of the law handle matters too delicate for the official constabulary.”—ComicWow.tv
  • Advance solicited for September release!

Bloom County: Brand Spanking New Day

Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)

The latest collection of Berkeley Breathed’s recently revived Bloom County comic strip features ALL-NEW strips from 2016 and 2017, that have NEVER appeared in print before (never ever!!). These newly-minted masterpieces present the continuing adventures of Opus, Bill the Cat, Steve Dallas, and the rest of the delightful denizens of Bloom County—and heaven knows how we survived all those years without you!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • 9.6” x 11.5” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-097-0

Bullet points:

  • All-new strips collected for the first time!
  • Advance solicited for September release!

Corto Maltese: Fable of Venice

Hugo Pratt (w & a & c)

In this affectionate tribute to his hometown, Hugo Pratt offers a complex mystery thriller involving Freemasons, occultists, and esotericists set during the rise of Fascism in 1921. Corto Maltese’s return to Venice is ostensibly a search for an emerald known as the Clavicle of Solomon, but by the end he is left questioning whether the object of his quest will open the hidden doors of magic and unravel the nature of time and space in this city of secrets… or if it’s merely “the stuff that dreams are made of,” as was the black bird of Dashiell Hammett’s novel featuring another Maltese.

TPB • B&W • $22.99 • 64 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-926-4

Bullet points:

  • Advance solicited for August release!
  • Series winner of the Harvey Award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material.

Diablo House #2—Cover A: Santipérez

Ted Adams (w) • Santipérez (a & c)

Our second tale of the Diablo House finds the dreams of a pinball wizard coming true—mastering people as he masters the silver ball bouncing from bumper to bumper. Don’t get too close to tilt or it could come back to bite you in the butt!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

• Inspired by classic horror comics of the past!

• Written by IDW CEO, and co-founder, Ted Adams and illustrated by Spanish newcomer, Santipérez!

Donald and Mickey: Quest for the Faceplant

William Van Horn, Mau Heymans, Daniel Branca, Pat McGreal (w & a) • Daan Jippes & Ulrich Schroeder (c)

When Donald and hyper-lucky Gladstone race to find a monstrous man-eating plant, Uncle Scrooge is out to get there first! But will ruthless pirates beat the whole bunch? Collects Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #636–638.

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 124 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-956-1

Bullet points:

  • Gold standard Disney all-ages animated action the whole family can enjoy!
  • Advance solicited for September release!

DuckTales #1— Cover A: Marco Ghiglione

Joe Caramagna (w) • Luca Usai, Gianfranco Florio (a) • Marco Ghiglione (c)

Woo-oo! In “The Great Experiment of the Washing Machine,” Donald and the Nephews visit a top-secret lab, chock-full of crazy inventions to make life easier… but might make them SHORTER, instead! And then, learn “The Chilling Secret of the Lighthouse!”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

  • The Ducks are back! Join Uncle Scrooge, Donald, the Nephews (Huey, Dewey and Louie!) and their friends for wacky, quacky adventures based on the new animated series!
  • Duck Tales season one is coming this year and season two has already been greenlit!
  • All-new ongoing series following July’s zero issue!
  • Blueprint character-focused variant cover!

First Strike #4—Cover A: Freddie E. Williams II

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

Captured by Transformers! Even with the Autobots on their side, G.I. Joe is in trouble! Starscream doesn’t trust anyone, much less armed humans who show up during Cybertron’s darkest hour and he’ll do anything he can to keep G.I. Joe under control—including let COBRA get even closer to their goal! FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The Hasbro comic book crossover event of 2017 is here!
  • Time is running out! It’s G.I. Joe and M.A.S.K. vs. the Transformers vs. the other Transformers vs. COBRA!
  • We’re in the home-stretch! It wouldn’t be hard to envision what is coming down the line! No tricks, no illusions, no holograms! So pony up because it is about to get wild! Okay, maybe not everything is part of the shared line, but some exciting stuff is! It’ll be a whole new status quo with all-new books!
  • Variant covers by Jay Fosgitt, Davide Fabbri, and Leonardo Manco!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #244— Cover A: S L Gallant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

The JOEs face desperate times as the forces of Cobra continue to infect the globe with their mission of dark conquest. Can our heroes stop the forces of evil before all that is good is lost?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Infinite Loop: Nothing But the Truth #1 —Cover A: Elsa Charretier

Pierrick Colinet and Elsa Charretier (w) • Daniele Di Nicuolo (a) • Elsa Charretier (c)

The Infinite Loop is back with a new self-contained story, a perfect jumping-on point for new readers! Twin Peaks-creepiness collides with Orwell’s 1984-dystopian madness in this sci-fi mini series, as Teddy is sent back in time in a little town where people are addicted to lies.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Infinite Loop Vol. 1 was honored by the Virginia Library Association Graphic Novel Diversity Award, who called it: “a fun melding of science fiction, romance, LGBTQ+ advocacy fiction, and civil rights history lesson.”
  • Elsa Charretier’s artwork has been featured by DC Comics (Starfire, Harley Quinn, Bombshells), and also launched the Unstoppable Wasp at Marvel.
  • Daniele Di Nicuolo is hot off her work on BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • Don’t miss the Tim Sale black and white variant!

Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #3 —Cover A: Jen Hickman

Kelly Thompson (w) • Jen Hickman (a & c)

The FIRST EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event continues here with the penultimate issue – “INFINITE JEMS: PART FIVE!” In order to defeat the evil JEMCORP and wrest away control of Synergy, The Holograms are going to need all the help they can get, which means teaming up with frequent archenemies THE MISFITS. Can a common enemy join them together to save the day?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #3 —Cover B: Veronica Fish

Kelly Thompson (w) • Jen Hickman (a) • Veronica Fish (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Emmett Benton gets the best surprise a father could hope for.
  • And what will Jerrica become in order to help open people’s eyes to the truth?!
  • Interconnecting subscription covers on both Jem: Infinite and Jem: The Misfits: Infinite by Veronica Fish!
  • Variant cover by Yoshi Yoshitani!

 

Micronauts: First Strike #1—Cover A: Nelson Daniel

Christos Gage (w) • Chris Panda (a) • Nelson Daniel (c)

Rom, remaining on Earth as the events of First Strike take place, finds himself in a most unusual team-up… with Earth’s smallest heroes, The Micronauts! Together, these two forces must prevent a catastrophe on Earth even while Cybertron descends into chaos!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Tying into the events of First Strike—A Hasbro Comic Book Event!
  • The first part of the Micronauts and Rom’s story—continued in next month’s ROM: First Strike #1!
  • Variant cover by Nick Bradshaw!

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #6—Cover A: Brenda Hickey

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

The famous healer Mage Meadowbrook comes to an abandoned village. A search for the town’s residents will reveal a terrible affliction that may be incurable unless Mage can think quick!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The last of the legendary ponies is revealed… but what comes next?!
  • Variant cover by Abigail Starling!

My Little Pony: Movie Adaptation

Lauren Faust, Rita Hsiao, Megan McCarthy, Michael Vogel (w) • Various (a & c)

Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, and Fluttershy—plus the whole cast of My Little Pony—are ready for all-new adventures, pulled right from the feature-length film coming to theaters in 2017!

Lighting up theaters everywhere in October, and featuring new stories, songs, and characters to celebrate the occasion, the first new My Little Pony movie in more than a generation is ready to capture audiences by storm.

TPB • FC • $7.99 • 148 pages • 5” x 7” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-116-8

Bullet points:

  • Brand-new, big screen MLP adventures for the reader in your life!
  • Releases in theaters October 6.
  • Advance solicited for October release!

REVOLUTIONARIES #8—Cover A: Igor Lima

John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Igor Lima (c)

OPTIMUS PRIME VS. BARON IRONBLOOD! The final mystery is revealed as Baron Ironblood reveals his true identity! Only by teaming with Transformers leader Optimus Prime do the Revolutionaries have a chance to save Earth—and the whole Hasbro universe! The senses-shattering conclusion to Revolutionaries leads directly into next month’s massive crossover event!

FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

  • Special, over-sized series finale! Everything has been leading up to the earth shattering revelations found in this issue!
  • With major repercussions, the countdown to the next major event starts here!
  • Variant cover by Pierre Droal!

Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score TPB

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

The Score” is a high-octane trip across America, as Parker assembles a dozen of the best caper men he can find to knock over his most audacious target yet: an entire town. They scheme, they prepare, and they execute with military precision unaware that the whole thing is about to blow up in their faces. Long considered a high watermark in the Parker series, this new graphic adaptation brings the original to violent, double-crossing life.

TPB • PC • $17.99 • 160 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-996-7

Bullet points:

  • Richard Stark’s classic crime novel adapted by Darwyn Cooke.
  • Winner of the prestigious Eisner Award.

Rom #13—Cover A: David Lafuente

Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • David Lafuente (c)

Long Roads to Ruin,” part 3. The penultimate issue of Rom’s opening salvo against the Wraiths! But whose side are Orphion and Livia on?

Bullet points:

  • Don’t miss the Rom cover by Mondo artist Tom Whalen, part of our Tom Whalen Cover Month!
  • Variant cover by Raffaele Ienco!

Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #3 —Cover A: Alex Milne

John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

Crash-landed on a mysterious planet and pursued by both Decepticons and Dire Wraiths, the Solstar Knights and Autobots will have to set aside their differences in order to save themselves!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • An all-star lineup of Christos Gage (Rom), John Barber (Optimus Prime), and Alex Milne (More Than Meets the Eye) tell the never-before-revealed secret history of Rom and the Transformers!

Saucer State #4 —Cover A: Ryan Kelly

Paul Cornell (w) • Ryan Kelly (a & c)

How do you use cake to summon something in the desert? Should you? Space Warfare Task Group reports back, and now Arcadia might have a gun in time. There’s a grave for someone who’s meant to be heading back to Earth. No more damned data. The Russians say something terrible. And Fausto plays the trumpet. It’s the White House vs. ufology vs. incoming actual real damn aliens. With a flying bedstead.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Picks up where Saucer Country left off!
  • One of the very few mainstream comics to be nominated for SF’s prestigious Hugo Award!
  • Tackles real world US politics from the point of view of a female President!

Star Trek/Green Lantern, Vol. 2: Stranger Worlds

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

The galaxy-spanning crossover epic continues in this sequel to the blockbuster STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN: THE SPECTRUM WAR! Captain Kirk and Hal Jordan lead the combined might of Starfleet and the Lantern Corps on an all-new adventure against new foes!

HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-966-0

Bullet points:

  • Advance solicited for September release!
  • “This issue has all the action and adventure you’d expect to find and the surprises at the end make this installment a great read.” — Blog of Oa
  • Stranger Worlds is terrific fun for comic book fans of both Star Trek and Green Lantern.” — TrekMovie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #74—Cover A: Cory Smith

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

“Trial of Krang,” part 2 of 3. The trial begins, and the surviving witnesses are strange and unusual, featuring old friends and uncertain allies. Krang has more tricks up his sleeve though, and the Malignoid swarm threatens to devour all of Dimension X!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The exciting lead-up to epic over-sized TMNT #75!
  • Variant cover by Donny Tran!

Weird Love #20—Cover A: Al Avison

Various (w) • Various (a) • Al Avison (c)

The critics rave about this cult-fave comic book of Pre-Code bizarreness:

“Obscure and outrageous!”—USA Today

“Oddball… sexytime!” —13th Dimension

“Blew my f****** mind!”—Comic Bastards

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

  • “Some of the, yes, weirdest comics ever produced were the ‘true love’ and ‘young romance’’ comics of the 1950s and ’60s. Enter Yoe and wife Gussoni who have restored some of the most bizarre tales in the THE MUST-READ REPRINT BOOK OF THE YEAR, Weird Love.”—USA Today
  • Advance solicited for November release!

The X-Files: Origins—Dog Days of Summer #4 —Cover A: Chris Fenoglio & Corin Howell

Jody Houser & Matthew Dow Smith (w) • Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell (a & c)

Before the FBI, before the X-Files, they were just two teenagers in search of the truth. On Martha’s Vineyard, a strange encounter with a deaf girl sends 13-year-old Fox Mulder on the hunt for a mysterious signal. While in San Diego, young Dana Scully looks into a plane crash somehow tied to the man she helped put in jail. Two kids, two mysteries, one conspiracy that threatens the future of humanity.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The hit miniseries of last summer returns!
  • Mulder and Scully star in separate tales depicting their teen years!
  • See what made them into the characters we’ve come to love!
  • Especially crafted for young adult readers!
  • Mystery novel variant covers by Cat Staggs (Orphan Black)!

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