IDW Publishing December 2009 Solicitations

by Jeff

oct090954 IDW Publishing December 2009 SolicitationsThe kind folks at IDW Publishing have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products featured in the October 2009 Previews, scheduled to ship December 2009.

Angel #28

Bill Willingham (w) • Brian Denham (a) • Jenny Frison, David Messina (c)

An all-new adventure begins as Eisner-winning writer Bill Willingham (Fables) takes Angel down some pretty twisted roads as the group’s (and its leader’s) fame starts causing tension and testing loyalties. Starting in December, Willingham and new artist Brian Denham present part one of “The Crown Prince Syndrome!”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Bumblebee #1

Zander Cannon (w) • Chee (a) • Chee, Guido Guidi (c)

In this first-ever Bumblebee miniseries written by Zander Cannon (Top Ten), after a shakeup in Autobot leadership, Bumblebee finds himself leading a group that believes him to be unprepared for the job. An opportunity to radically improve the Autobots reputation arises and he accepts despite his reservations, embarking on a clandestine mission for the human military to find and disable all remaining rogue robots.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #2

Mike Costa (w) • Don Figueroa (a) • Figueroa, Andrew Wildman (c)

“Things Fall Apart,” Part 1: After the shocking events at the end of last issue, the Autobots are in total disarray. An unexpected leader rises, and unlikely alliances are made as writer Mike Costa and superstar artist Don Figueroa continue their era-defining run!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Tales of the Fallen #5

Simon Furman (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Carlos Magno, Milne (c)

It begins here-the momentous event that is Transformers: Nefarious kicks off with the sudden, shocking-and silent-reappearance of stealth agent RAVAGE. Thought destroyed in Revenge of the Fallen, Ravage is back. But who is pulling his strings, and what is his mysterious but crucial mission?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Best of the UK: Prey #5

Simon Furman (w) • Jeff Anderson (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)

Dinobot Swoop sets out alone to settle an old score with Divebomb, but gets more than he bargained for when the rest of the Predacons arrive. Continuing the fan-favorite collection of clasic tales from across the pond, written by Transformers mainstay Simon Furman with an all-new cover by Andrew Griffith!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Classic Transformers, Vol. 5

Simon Furman (w) • Geoff Senior, Jose Delbo, Dwayne Turner, Andrew Wildman (a)

The war between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS rages on. This fifth collection of vintage TRANSFORMERS lore spans issues #62-74, and brings us closer to the conclusion of the original series! Enjoy the five-part “Matrix Quest,” as well as stories like “Deadly Obsession,” “The Human Factor,” “…All This and Civil War 2,” “Out of Time,” and “The Void!”

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 284 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-568-5

G.I. Joe #12

Chuck Dixon (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Howard Chaykin, Robert Atkins (c)

The concluding issue of THE BETRAYERS arc! The ultimate fate of Scarlett and Snake Eyes! And Destro must prove his loyalty and value to COBRA or die! All are judged, some will live and one will die as this epic ends and a new one begins as the shadow war goes on! Don’t go AWOL for this game-changer issue! And stay tuned for issue 13 in just two weeks!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe #13

Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a) • Robert Atkins, David Williams (c)

This month only, G.I. Joe is shipping two issues two weeks apart! Artist Robert Atkins returns to the book to begin an all-new storyline where Tripwire joins the team. But his first mission may be his last, as Tripwire and Beachhead are trapped inside an ancient Mixtec ruin with an army of narco-terrorists hunting for them.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe Movie: Snake Eyes #3

Ray Park, Kevin VanHook (w) • Lee Ferguson (a & c)

The murderer attempts to complete some unfinished business… namely, killing the old man who may know his identity. Could he be walking into Snake Eyes’ trap? The battle continues on the streets and rooftops of Japan.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: Origins #10

Larry Hama (w) • Andrea Mutti (a) • Mutti, Tom Feister (c)

Larry Hama closes out his lastest story arc with a bang! The Joes have to retake a U.S. Embassy that is under siege by terrorists, but they have to do it ultra-hush. An unlikely hero emerges to change the outcome and the attitude of the team.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Angel Annual #1

Brian Lynch (w) • Stephen Mooney (a) • Mooney x 2 (c)

When L.A. went to Hell in After the Fall, so did thousands of screenwriters, one of whom wrote a movie based on Angel’s experiences there. The first-ever Angel Annual presents an adaptation of Angel’s travails, Hollywood-style, in Angel: Last Angel in Hell: The Official Movie Adaptation. By Brian Lynch and Stephen Mooney! Mooney presents two movie poster covers, one featuring the real Angel and company, the other with their Hollywood counterparts.

FC • 32 pages • $7.99

Angel: A Hole in the World #1

Scott Tipton (w) • Elena Casagrande (a & c)

IDW’s series of adaptations of landmark Angel episodes continues with “A Hole in the World,” one of the series’ most heartbreaking episodes! Adapting both “A Hole in the World” and “Shells,” this five-issue miniseries tells the tragic tale of how Illyria came to fight alongside Angel, and at what terrible cost. This month, a mysterious shipment to Wolfram & Hart puts Fred in mortal danger…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ghostbusters Holiday Special: Past, Present and Future

Rob Williams (w) • Diego Jourdan (a) • Diego Jourdan, Nick Runge (c)

It’s Christmas Eve and the grumpiest man in New York (and that’s saying somethin’) hires the Ghostbusters. Each year he’s visited by spectres who want him to change his ways and he’s had enough. Now Venkman, Ray, Egon and Winston have to proton pack the actual ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. But what does that mean for the spirit of Christmas itself?

FC · 32 pages · $3.99

Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression #4

Scott Lobdell (w) • Ilias Kyriazis (a) • Kyriazis, Nick Runge (c)

Part 4 (of 4): “A Win-Winston!” While Peter, Ray and Egon were trapped in the time stream, Winston has been waging a guerilla war against Kozar’Rai and his demonic stormtroopers. But before the four of Ghostbusters can celebrate their reunion, they need to stop Kozar’Rai from reassembling Stonehenge in the heart of Central Park! Also, a bonus 8-page back-up story starring Janine, from Ilias Kyriazis and artist Mike Dialynas!

FC · 32 pages · $3.99

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool’s Gold #1

Scott & David Tipton (w) • Fabio Mantovani (a) • The Sharp Brothers (c)

Captain Sisko and the crew of Deep Space Nine make their triumphant return to comics! When the station begins to be overrun by thieves, treasure-seekers, bounty-hunters and other assorted ne’er-do-wells, Major Kira and Constable Odo must find out why. Can they get to the bottom of it before the station’s new visitors bring things to a boiling point?!

FC · 32 pages · $3.99

Star Trek Alien Spotlight II: Cardassians

Andy Schmidt (w) • Augustin Padilla (a & c)

Set just after the DOMINION WAR, a black-ops band of CARDASSIAN fundamentalists infiltrate a STARFLEET PRISON to assassinate the leader of the Dominion-the FOUNDER responsible for 800 MILLION Cardassian deaths. But if justice is done, will the fallout with Starfleet plunge the Cardassians back into war? Guest starring classic DS9 characters KIRA and GARAK!

FC · 32 pages · $3.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ghosts #2

Zander Cannon (w) • Javier Aranda (a) • Joe Corroney (c)

The negotiations to end the civil war on Allios IV continue while Worf investigates the history of the less advanced of the two civilizations. Meanwhile, Picard is rattled by being identified as one of the phantoms that haunts a seriously wounded researcher they rescued from a marooned orbiter, and Troi, Geordi, and Dr. Crusher investigate the mysteries of what caused the accident.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Doctor Who #6

Tony Lee (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Paul Grist, Smith (c)

In the conclusion of the “Fugitive” story arc, the cards have been dealt, and Mister Finch and the Krillitane Empire hold the winning hand. Can the Doctor and his unlikely allies still save the universe as we know it? And why are the Judoon spraying white stripes on their armor?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Doctor Who Classic Series II #13

Steve Parkhouse (w) • Steve Dillon (a) • Robert Hack (c)

IDW’s newly recolored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales continues. In this issue, the adventures of the Fifth Doctor continue in the final two parts of “The Moderator,” with art by Steve Dillon (Preacher, Punisher). Featuring all-new cover by Robert Hack (Grant Morrison’s Doctor Who).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Doctor Who: Through Time and Space

Leah Moore & John Reppion, Tony Lee, John Ostrander, Gary Russell, Rich Johnston, Charlie Kirchoff (w) • Ben Templesmith, Paul Grist, Kelly Yates, Adrian Salmon, Tom Mandrake, Eric J (a) • Templesmith (c)

Collecting six original Doctor Who, all featuring the Tenth Doctor, as portrayed by David Tennant. Includes the one-shots The Whispering Gallery, The Time Machination, Autopia, Cold-Blooded Cold War, Just a Theory, and Black Death, by a bevy of talented creators, including Ben Templesmith and John Ostrander.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-575-3

Locke and Key: Crown of Shadows #2

Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

Far below Keyhouse lies the Drowning Cave, a place where shadows obscure ancient secrets, and the stones are stained with ancient blood. Kinsey Locke descends into the cavern, looking for answers to her family’s troubled past, only to discover that it’s easier to get in than it is to get out…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Winter World

Chuck Dixon (w) • Jorge Zaffino (a & c)

Dixon & Zaffino’s long out-of-print classic is finally collected! In a bleak and desolate future, when our world has been encased in ice from pole to pole, an amoral adventurer and an orphaned girl form an unlikely alliance-and together fight tooth and nail to stay alive. This features the stunning, groundbreaking artwork of Jorge Zaffino.

As a special bonus, this hardcover also collects the never-before-published sequel, Wintersea!

HC • BW • $19.99 • 150 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-577-7

Legion: Prophets #3

Scott Stewart, Tom Waltz (w) • Francisco Paronzini (a) • J.F. Bruckner (c)

“The Codebreaker” Midwestern housewife Maggie Winters is the local puzzle prodigy. But this seemingly innocuous skill is about to take a dark turn, as Maggie’s “visions” manifest not as waking nightmares but as disturbing images in the mundane world around her. Plotted by the film’s director, Scott Stewart, and scripted by Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward). Art by Francisco Paronzini (Dead to Rights).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ó 2009 Screen Gems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Legion: Prophets #4

Scott Stewart, Tom Waltz (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • J.F. Bruckner (c)

Alan “The Voice” McCormick is a radio icon, who broadcasts his late night syndicated radio show alone from his “secret bunker” in the high desert, making a career of exploring bizarre conspiracy theories he doesn’t actually believe in… until now. Plotted by the film’s director, Scott Stewart, and scripted by Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward). Art by Michael Gaydos (Alias).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ó 2009 Screen Gems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Legion: Prophets TPB

Scott Stewart, Tom Waltz (w) • Muriel, Holder, Paronzini, Gaydos (a) • J.F. Bruckner (c)

Legion is the Sony/Screen Gems feature coming in January 2010 and featuring an all-out war between Heaven and Earth. Legion: Prophets introduces us to the “Prophets”-ordinary people who have yet to understand the powers they possess and their very special role in the apocalyptic events that are about to sweep across the globe two days before Christmas. The series is plotted by the film’s director, Scott Stewart, and scripted by Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward).

Ó 2009 Screen Gems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-636-1

The Original Johnson, Vol. 1

Trevor Von Eeden (w & a & c)

At last-The Original Johnson, Trevor Von Eeden’s personal and heartfelt graphic novel biography of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion of the world, international celebrity, and the most controversial American of his time. This is the artistic achievement of Trevor’s career (Batman, Green Arrow), more than four years in the making and worth every moment.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-638-5

Jon Sable Freelance: Ashes of Eden Vol 3

Mike Grell (w & a & c)

Sable finds himself at the wrong party, but the right place to run into a major character from his past as Maggie the Cat turns up looking for the Magoffin Diamond! Did Maggie steal the rock? Did Sable? And besides making him late for a date, what’s that van full of murderous thugs got in store for him?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Jon Sable, Freelance TM and © Nightsky Sable LLC, 2008. All Rights Reserved.

GrimJack: The Manx Cat #5

John Ostrander (w) • Timothy Truman (a & c)

Gaunt’s astral journey to the medieval Cynosure of his past continues. As he fights the Manx Cat, GrimJack’s choices place his friends in jeopardy as he must encounter more truth than even he can handle. It’s a race through time and reality-as Bob the Watchlizard disappears from sight!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

GrimJack TMand © Nightsky GrimJack LLC, 2008.

Starstruck #4

Elaine Lee (w) • Michael Wm. Kaluta, Charles Vess (a) • Kaluta (c)

The making of a rebel! Three scenes from the early life of young Molly Medea, AKA Galatia 9: On Molly’s 4th birthday, her dad takes off on his fatal last mission. On her 7th birthday, Molly almost shoots her baby sister, and we learn how Galatia 9 gets her scar. Molly’s 13th birthday ends with little sister’s revenge! And-a thrilling Galactic Girl Guides chapter!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Last Resort #5

Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (w) • Giancarlo Caracuzzo (a) • Darwyn Cooke (c)

The final countdown is here! Find out who lives, who dies, and who lives again, as the crew just tries to make it through the night. Expect the unexpected as animals attack, helicopters slice, and the infected turn a Hell-hole into a bigger Hell-hole. Telling you any more than this will ruin everything… just expect the usual madness and you should be fine!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Complete Milt Gross Comic Book Stories

Milt Gross (w & a)

This beautifully designed book collects the complete comic book stories of comic genius Milt Gross, culled from rare, impossible to track down comic books of the ’40s, which have been lovingly restored. Milt Gross was a cartooning genius who was championed by Art Spiegelman in Raw and Dan Nadel in Art Out of Time. Gross wrote and drew what many consider to be the first graphic novel, He Done Her Wrong, and was a popular comic stripper (with hilarious cartoon-style Yiddish-isms), animator, and screenplay writer (co-writer of films with Charlie Chaplin). This thick, full-color, 368-page hardback tome, in addition to exhuming every one of Gross’ wild and crazy comic book stories, shares rare photos, sketches, and unpublished art, including the previously unknown cover to the Milt Gross Funnies #3!

HC • FC • $39.99 • 368 pages • 8.5″ x 11″ • ISBN: 978-1-60010-546-3

© 2009 Gussoni-Yoe Studio, Inc.

Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 9

Chester Gould (w & a & c)

Chester Gould’s fertile imagination continues at a breakneck pace, as he introduces The Brow, Flattop, Shaky, Breathless Mahoney, Measles, Gravel Gertie, B.O. Plenty, and the Summer Sisters! With an introduction by Max Allan Collins, and a special feature by Jeff Kersten of the Dick Tracy Museum about the famous radio program, “Dick Tracy in B-Flat,” starring Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, and Bob Hope! Edited and designed by Eisner Award-winner Dean Mullaney, and containing all daily and Sunday comic strips from March 23, 1944 through September 19, 1945.

HC • PC • $39.99 • 264 Pages • 11″ x 8.5″ • ISBN: 978-1-60010-532-6

Captain Canuck, Vol. 2

Richard Comely (w) • George Freeman (a & c)

Captain Canuck has influenced Canadian cartoonists for more than 30 years! Now, Richard Comely and George Freeman’s best-selling opus returns with the second of two beautiful, hardcover collections, completely re-mastered from the original coloring. Collects the Summer Special and issues #11-14.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-573-9

© 2009 Comley Productions

Complete World War Robot

Ashley Wood (w & a & c)

It’s total robot war! In development to be a major motion picture, Ashley Wood’s World War Robot tells the tale of a dwindling band of humans and robots who face off in a battle that will likely end humanity as we know it – on Earth, on the Moon, and on Mars, too! Badass battles, really intense human/robot drama, and even a little black humor and political intrigue are the order of the day in this oversize epic that collects both previous books in one deluxe hardcover volume.

HC • FC • $29.99 • 96 pages • 12″ x 12″ • ISBN: 978-1-60010-649-1

Put It Away: 48 More Ashley Wood Nudes

Ashley Wood (w & a & c)

After two previous 48 Nudes collections and the 96 Nudes hardcover, you might think renowned artist/illustrator Ashley Wood has had enough of capturing the female form within the two-dimensional plane. ‘Tis not the case, as Wood proves with this latest look at, well, nudes. After examining the work featured in this book, you won’t want to Put It Away either.

TPB • FC • $14.99 • 48 Pages • 11″ x 11″ • ISBN: 978-160010-550-0

Sparrow 15: Ashley Wood Vol. 3

Ashley Wood (w & a & c)

The latest volume of Sparrow features series creator Ashley Wood in his third official appearance (fourth if you count his #0 sketch book)!

HC • FC • $11.99 • 48 Pages • 6″ x 6″ • ISBN: 978-160010-567-8

American McGee’s Grimm TPB

Dwight L. MacPherson (w) • Grant Bond (a & c)

In American McGee’s Grimm (the popular video game series available at, the player controls Grimm, a dwarf who creates a trail of destruction wherever he goes. Sick of how happy fairy tales have become, Grimm makes it his mission to revert the lighthearted yarns to their darker original versions with his patented butt-stomping chaos. Now he’s set his wicked sights on comic books, and the funny pages will never be the same again…

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-572-2

The Life and Times of Savior 28 TPB

J. M. DeMatteis (w) • Mike Cavallaro (a & c)

“To be… or not to be!” How can a man go on living when everything he’s ever believed is revealed as a lie? That’s the question Savior 28 is forced to ask as we follow him across the decades, from the ashes of Buchenwald to the ashes of 9/11 in this exploration of the dark underbelly of the super hero dream.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-576-0

© 2009 J.M. DeMatteis, Mike Cavallaro. All Rights Reserved.

Dead, She Said TPB

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

Detective Coogan knows that there are some pretty shady freaks out there in the big city… but he doesn’t know that some of those freaks aren’t human! He learns it the hard way, and ends up on the wrong side of a bullet in this collection that mixes horror and noir into a tightly wound nightmare of twists and turns. This all-new story by comic book legends Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson is now available in softcover for the first time.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-574-6

Beyond the Wall #2

Matt Venne (w) • Gordon Purcell (a & c)

The long march home of Marcus Malleoulus, the once celebrated roman warrior, continues. He and his exiled band struggle to survive in the harshest of worlds-one filled with rabid beasts and terrifying monsters-to return home… and the vengeance his heart burns for.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ó 2009 Idea and Design Works, LLC.

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