IDW Collected Editions March 2013 Solicitations

IDW has released their March 2013 solicitations. I’m all about the JJ Abrams Star Trek, hell, I love all Star Trek! If you are getting ready for the new Into Darkness movie and are not reading the current ongoing series, I have to ask: Why Not! The series is awesome and is overseen by the producers – as it should be.

I also have to mention the next installment of the Artist’s Edition – and that is John Byrne’s Fantastic Four. Sure I, you, and the rest of the fanboys out there would rather have a Jack Kirby, but some may say that is the next best thing.

What are you getting?

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 6
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant, Ron Frenz, & Sal Buscema (a) • Frenz & Buscema (c)
G.I. JOE’s mission at a Comic Convention comes to a close, only to reveal a new, intriguing enemy that may share a history with the Arashikage clan. Meanwhile, Darklon remains a prisoner of the Joes… until an attempt to transfer him from the Pit goes horribly awry! Plus, Zartan and COBRA COMMANDER formulate a plan that would move COBRA HQ to another coast.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-582-0

G.I. JOE: Target Snake Eyes
Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado & Alex Cal (a) • Cal (c)
SNAKE EYES should have stayed dead! G.I. JOE has mobilized to hunt down their most dangerous quarry ever: one of their own. Has the silent commando gone over to the other side? Is he playing his own game? Only SNAKE EYES knows the answer.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-581-3


John Byrne’s Fantastic Four: Artist’s Edition HC
John Byrne (w & a & c)
These stupendous issues represent some of Byrnes finest moments of The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine, including the very first issue written, penciled and inked Jolly John Byrne! More than six stories are collected including a cover gallery and additional extras. All you John Byrne fans… THIS is the Artist’s Edition you’ve been waiting for!
HC • BW • $75.00 net discount item • 160 Pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-643-8
Expected in-store date: 4/17/13

The Complete Zaucer of Zilk
Brendan McCarthy & Al Ewing (w) • McCarthy (a & c)
Get Zaucy! After instantaneous sell-outs of the single issues, IDW is proud to announce this special reprint of the collaboration with 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing, The Zaucer of Zilk! Brendan McCarthy & Al Ewing’s phantasmagorical psychedelic extravaganza from beyond the fringes of imagination features an inter-dimensional magician who travels across the realms to save his number-one fan from the dank clutches of arch-nemesis Errol Raine, as visualized by the brilliantly surreal artist McCarthy!
FC • 64 pages • $6.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Vol. 4
Dean Clarrain & Ryan Brown (w) • Ken Mitchroney & Donald Simpson (a) • Jim Lawson (c)
The all-ages Turtles action continues in this collection of TMNT Adventures! Enjoy classic Turtles tales like “The Final Conflict,” “Leave Heaven Alone,” “The Howling of Distant Shadows,” and “Dredging The Ocean Blue.”
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • 7” x 10.187” • ISBN 978-1-61377-591-2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Vol. 4
Mark Bode, Jan Strnad, Rich Hedden, & Tom McWeeney (w) • Bode, Richard Corben, Hedden, McWeeney (a) • Michael Dooney (c)
Volume 4 contains three more adventures as the Turtles travel the world and through time. In “Egyptian Adventure” April’s friend is in need of help so the boys tag along, then the Turtles end up on the deck of a 16th century Man ‘o War in “Turtles Take Time,” and finally they get stuck battling a mob boss in “Toitle Anxiety.”
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 112 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-567-7

Popeye, Vol. 2
Roger Langridge (w) • Bruce Ozella, Vince Musacchia, Tom Neely, Ken Wheaton, Langridge (a) • Ozella (c)
Popeye and the gang travel to King Blozo’s kingdom to help find a spy at the royal palace–only to find themselves in the middle of a war! Plus, Hollywood’s calling… and they want Popeye! With Wimpy in the director’s chair, what can possibly go wrong? Also, It’s Wild West action as Popeye faces the return of Olive’s old boyfriend, Ham Gravy… and the fearsome Desert Yeti! Finally, Join Popeye, Olive and Wimpy as they head for the high seas–and help Pappy overcome the trauma of his first bath in 40 years!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-587-5

Classic Popeye #8
Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)
All of Bud Sagendorf’s covers are brilliant genius, but this sports his greatest of all—one of the classic covers of comics history! And you can judge this comic by its cover… Popeye, Wimpy and Swee’ Pea are the hilarious cast in the rollicking fun comic “On the House.” The backup feature with Sappo and Watasnozzle has to be seen to be believed for it’s astonishing surrealness! Plus two Popeye—and one Swee’ Pea—mini-features. All beautifully reproduced on high-quality paper. You’ll love it! Collect them all!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla, Vol. 2
Duane Swierczynski (w) • Simon Gane (a) • Zach Howard (c)
Boxer and his team decide it’s time to turn their sights to the big game—Godzilla! But, a perfect plan goes awry when a billionaire adventurer gets his hands on Mechagodzilla and the world’s governments have branded them outlaws. Nothing will stop Boxer from avenging his daughter and getting revenge on Godzilla though!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-584-4

Ghostbusters, Vol. 4: Who Ya Gonna Call?
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)
The Ghostbusters arrive back in New York, expecting a backlog of cases to clear through. Instead, things are strangely quiet on the supernatural front, and it’s all thanks to the city’s newest paranormal investigation and elimination service! But the science behind their methods is making Egon nervous. Can the Ghostbusters talk their competition off a potentially dangerous road?
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-583-7

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 3
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne, Jimbo Salgado, & Guido Guidi (a) • Milne (c)
The crew of the Lost Light finally reach Crystal City, home to the mysterious Circle of Light, as the origins of the Knights of Cybertron are revealed. In “Shadowplay” follow along as Rewind begins telling his crew mates a pre-war Cybertron story involving Orion Pax!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 148 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-592-9

Doctor Who Series III, Vol. 1
Andy Diggle, Brandon Seifert (w) • Mark Buckingham, Philip Bond (a) • Buckingham (c)
The Doctor is back! New York Times bestselling writer Andy Diggle joins Eisner Award-winning artist Mark Buckingham as a shadow being emerges from a machine used to view alternate realities, stealing time from those he touches in order to become “real.” Can the Doctor save the Hypothetical Gentleman’s latest victim? Then, writer Brandon Seifert and artist Philip Bond collaborate on a story. When the Doctor and Rory, on a boys’ night out gone wrong, leave Amy to face the Silence on her own!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-579-0

Elizabeth’s Canvas
Mark Waid, Gregg Hurwitz, Harlan Ellison, Chris Ryall, Scott Tipton, Jud Meyers (w) • David Messina, Claudia Balboni, Ryan Benjamin, Sara Pichelli, Elena Casagrande, Todd Harris (a) • Jenny Frison (c)
Fighting cancer isn’t just a struggle of the body. It’s also a fight with the heart, and the soul, and the spirit. The non-profit organization Elizabeth’s Canvas has been helping with that struggle by providing cancer patients, survivors, and their family members with art, photography, dance, and writing classes, at no charge, so that they can better cope with their symptoms and improve their well-being. Elizabeth’s Canvas classes are offered inside and outside hospitals, and are grounded in the belief that the creative process can strengthen the spirit and empower the mind.
Now, Elizabeth’s Canvas, IDW Publishing and Blastoff have come together to create this graphic novel, in which comic creators from across the industry interview the people behind the struggle with cancer — the patients, the nurses, the survivors, the researchers – and tell their stories, tales of defiance, perseverance, dedication and triumph.  All proceeds from the sale of the graphic novel will go to further fund and grow Elizabeth’s Canvas’ efforts.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-645-2

Star Trek, Vol. 4
Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)
The countdown to the Star Trek movie sequel continues here! In “The Redshirt’s Tale,” experience life on the Enterprise through a redshirt’s eyes! Also, find out how Scotty and his alien sidekick Keenser first meet. Plus, an all-new re-imagining of the classic “Mirror Universe” story!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-590-5

Iron Sky
Mikko Rautalahti (w) • Gerry Kissell, Amin Amat (a) • Miguel Angel Abad (c)
The adaptation of the hit science fiction/comedy film of the summer Iron Sky follows the fate of Nazis who fled to the moon in 1945, and return in 2018 to conquer the Earth with their armada of flying saucers. With tongue firmly in cheek, the story parodies both the Nazis and more recent political parties and figures, with no holds barred. With special effects and a climactic ending only the Third Reich could deliver, Iron Sky is an action packed ride from start to finish.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 112 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-611-7

Love and Capes, Vol. 4: What To Expect
Thom Zahler (w & a & c)
Mark and Abby, comicdom’s favorite couple is having a baby, and they’re not telling anyone yet. But will they be able to keep the secret from Darkblade, the world’s best detective? And what problems come about when you’re expecting a super baby?
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 148 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-586-8

The Pound, Vol. 2: Ghoul’s Night Out
Stephan Nilson (w) • Ibrahim Moustafa (a & c)
The Pound is officially open for business. Scottie and Howie have their hands full. A creature is harassing park-goers. The Government is investigating them. Ghouls are rebelling, and, if things couldn’t get worse, Scottie’s mother-in-law has decided to visit. Guest starring PROOF’s Agent John “Proof” Prufrock!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-588-2

The Wizard’s Tale
Kurt Busiek (w) • David T. Wenzel (a & c)
Welcome to the Land of Ever-Night. Bafflerog Rumplewhisker is an evil wizard, from a long line of evil wizards. It’s his job to maintain the darkness spells that keep his corner of Ever-Night as dark and gloomy as the rest of it, and to find the long-lost BOOK OF WORSE, which holds magical spells that can crush the forces of goodness and light forever. There’s only one problem—his heart’s just not in it. Master storytellers Kurt Busiek and David T. Wenzel invite you to join Bafflerog and his companions–Gumpwort, an enchanted toad who was once a wizard himself, and Muddle, the third son of a woodcutter who’s convinced he’ll one day be king–as they make a journey that may mean the end of everything. Or maybe… it could mean something else.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-593-6

The Strange World Of Your Dreams: Comics Meet Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dali
Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (w & a) • Kirby (c)
The complete 1950s comics in this innovative and rare series are lovingly restored for this large format full color hardback. Produced by the greatest team in the history of the Golden Age of Comics, Simon and Kirby–this book is a dream come true! Save big bucks on your psychiatric bills, get this beautiful economically priced–and fascinating–book instead! Edited and designed by Eisner Award winner Craig Yoe. I’m afraid our time is up…
HC • FC • $29.99 • 144 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-614-8

The Art of Ditko—NEW EDITION
Steve Ditko (w & a & c)
BACK IN PRINT! Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man and Dr. Strange, remains an enigma, though this book draws us closer to the artist and gives us a better understanding of his amazing work. Introducing the very best of rare and striking Steve Ditko comic book stories and original art, this large-format beautifully showcases Ditko’s work, with many reproductions of original art pieces by the master comic book artist. Edited and designed by Craig Yoe (Secret Identity), with essays by P. Craig Russell, John Romita, and Jerry Robinson, plus an introduction by Stan Lee.
HC • FC • $39.99 • 208 Pages • 9.5” x 12.5” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-631-5

Definitive Flash Gordon & Jungle Jim, Vol. 3
Alex Raymond (w & a & c)
The third volume of the Definitive Flash Gordon & Jungle Jim includes every Alex Raymond Sunday from March 12, 1939 through the end of 1941.
Flash, Dale Arden, and Dr. Zarkov have a lengthy adventure with Fria, the stunning Snow Queen of Frigia; Dale is captured by Ming’s secret service, culminating in a fight to the finish between Flash and the merciless tyrant. Meanwhile, when radio signals from Earth find their way to Mongo, Flash and company must decide—do they stay on Mongo or return home to help overthrow “The Dictator”?!
In the introduction by Bruce Canwell, Joe Kubert tells of being a 12-year-old making his first-ever trip out of Brooklyn to visit Alex Raymond at his Connecticut home! Plus, Howard Chaykin discusses the influences on Raymond’s drawing style. Edited by Dean Mullaney, and designed by Lorraine Turner.
HC • PC • $75.00 • 160 pages • 12” x 16” • ISBN 978-1-61377-580-6

Skippy, Vol. 2
Percy Crosby (w & a & c)
THE COMPLETE SKIPPY continues the first-ever series to reprint the legendary Skippy comic strips by Percy Crosby. Volume two contains all daily comics from 1928 through 1930. The introduction details Crosby’s life during Skippy’s transition from Life Magazine to the newspaper page and those first years of the strip’s wild success.
Co-edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney, designed by Lorraine Turner, and illustrated with many photographs and rare artwork from the collection of the cartoonist’s daughter, Joan Crosby Tibbetts, and Skippy, Inc.
HC • PC • $49.99 • 328 pages • 9.5” x 8.5” • ISBN 978-1-61377-589-9

Crawl to Me: Deluxe Limited Red Label Edition
Alan Robert (w & a) • menton3 (c)
Previously available only from IDW Limited! The gritty, gut-wrenching tale is housed in a custom slipcase with hand-drawn sketch art from creator Alan Robert (of the hard-rock band Life of Agony)! With an introduction written by the legendary Walter Simonson (The Mighty Thor), and a disturbing painted cover by Menton3 (Monocyte).
HC • FC • $75.00 net item • 128 pages • 7.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-644-5

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