IDW Publishing January 2022 Solicitations

by Charles LePage

The kind folks at IDW Publishing have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products scheduled to ship starting January 2022.

Canto III: Lionhearted #6 (of 6)

David M. Booher (w) • Drew Zucker (a & c)

Fan-favorite CANTO continues! Canto and his allies stand ready for the first battle of the war to come against the Shrouded Man’s forces! The Clockwork Knight must put his trust in his friends—and his former foes—to come through and rise up in the name of freedom! It’s the epic conclusion to Canto’s latest adventure and sets up Canto IV, the final chapter of Canto’s journey!

Join the epic tale that Major Spoilers called “a quest story to savor.”
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Will Staehle!

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #4 (of 5)—Cover A: Max Dunbar

Jim Zub (w) • Eduardo Mello (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

The prelude to Baldur’s Gate III and newest adventure in Jim Zub’s acclaimed D&D saga continues!

Catch up with the missing Baldur’s Gate heroes as an already chilly reunion takes a gruesome turn! With disaster looming, does our merry band have what it takes to save the city and themselves?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #4 (of 5)—Cover B: Max Davenport
Jim Zub (w) • Eduardo Mello (a) • Max Davenport (c)
*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Celia Lowenthal!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #290—Cover A: Freddie Williams II

Larry Hama (w) • Heather Vaughan (a) • Freddie Williams II (c)

They are an Eastern Bloc legend. They’ve gone toe-to-toe with G.I. Joe and Cobra more than once. They’ve even stood side-by-side with their American counterparts on occasion. They bring serious heat to the Cold War… in more ways than one. They’ve celebrated victories and they’ve suffered losses, but somehow have remained intact. But wait—HOW, after said losses, have they remained intact? This month, Living Legend Larry Hama and upcoming superstar artist Heather Vaughan are going to open the top-secret dossier, remove those pesky redactions, and fill everyone in on long-awaited answers in… SPOTLIGHT: OKTOBER GUARD!

Also includes the fifth of five interconnected covers (issues #286-#290) by fan-favorite artist Freddie Williams II (Batman/TMNT)!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #290—Cover B: Heather Vaughan
Larry Hama (w) • Heather Vaughan (a & c)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by John Royle!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 10, Vol. 3

Thom Zahler, Celeste Bronfman, Jeremy Whitley, Katie Cook (w) • Akeem S. Roberts, Robin Easter, Andy Price, Brenda Hickey, Katie Cook, Toni Kuusisto (a) • JustaSuta (c)

Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Applejack, and Fluttershy must rely on each other like never before, as Season 10 reaches its grand finale! Over ten exciting years of pony adventures culminates here!

New Elements have been discovered in the lands beyond Equestria and a new group of villains has emerged. The Knights of Harmony have come to take the original elements from Twilight and the gang, and it will take all their friends—old and new—to win the climactic showdown!

But first, a mysterious painting brings up memories of the past, forcing Celestia and Luna to confront their fears. Meanwhile, Marble Pie is headed off to college. Only Pinkie Pie can plan a suitably super party—but she’s having trouble feeling happy with her sister heading so far away. Will she be up to the task?

Collects My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #98–102.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 152 pages • 6.625″ x 10.187″ • Middle Grade, ages 9–12 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-876-1

Bullet points:
Available in March 2022

My Little Pony: Generations #4 (of 5)—Cover A: Michela Cacciatore

Casey Gilly (w) • Michela Cacciatore (a & c)

The original ponies are here! North Star, Lickety-Split, Minty, Rosedust, Lofty, and more team up with Starlight Glimmer, Twilight Sparkle, and the rest of the gang to get to the bottom of the strange, havoc-wreaking Smooze.

The plan of witches Grackle and Dyre is heating up! Can the combined forces of our favorite ponies stop them?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Generations #4 (of 5)—Cover B: Agnes Garbowska
Casey Gilly (w) • Michela Cacciatore (a) • Agnes Garbowska (c)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Samantha Whitten!

Sleeping Beauties #9 (of 10)—Cover A: Abigail Harding

Rio Youers (w) • Alison Sampson (a) • Abigail Harding (c)

Based on the horror novel by Stephen King and Owen King and adapted by Rio Youers (The Forgotten Girl) and Alison Sampson (Hit Girl, Winnebago Graveyard)!

Things come to a head in Sleeping Beauties #9 as an army marches toward the prison. Willy, Clint, and Rand stand their ground against the encroaching forces trying to find a way in.

In a prison turned war zone, rife with bullets, blood, bazookas, and strife, characters on both sides fight tooth and nail to accomplish their goals. Will Maynard and Lowell get to Kitty? Will Rand, Clint, and Willy keep out the trespassers?
And Jeanette…will she ever wake from her enchanted slumber?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sleeping Beauties #9 (of 10)—Cover B: Jenn Woodall
Rio Youers (w) • Alison Sampson (a) • Jenn Woodall(c)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Jana Heidersdorf

Sonic The Hedgehog, Vol. 10: Test Run!

Evan Stanley (w) • Adam Bryce Thomas, Bracardi Curry (a) • Tracy Yardley (c)

When Dr. Eggman unleashes his latest attack, Sonic and Tails will have to rely on their friends to help them foil his newest dastardly plan!

There’s a new kid on the block! And a new… tower? While Tangle tries to initiate the new recruit, Belle, into the Restoration, Sonic, Tails, and Amy investigate a mysterious structure that has popped up. Turns out, it’s a maze of twisting corridors and crazy challenges! Can they pass this test with flying colors?

Fan-favorite writer/artist Evan Stanley continues her epic Sonic run in this adventure also featuring artists Adam Bryce Thomas and Bracardi Curry. Collects IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog issues #37–40.

TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • 6.625″ x 10.187″ • Middle Grade, ages 9–12 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-851-8

Bullet points:
Available in March 2022
For Ages 9–12

Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #2 (of 4)—Cover A: Mauro Fonseca

Ian Flynn (w) • Thomas Rothlisberger (a) • Mauro Fonseca (c)

The ROAD TO #50 continues here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE-LONG-ADVENTURE leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.

Surge and Kit are put to the test! Dr. Starline is almost ready to launch his grand plan, but first he must ensure his creations can perform under pressure. But more powerful doesn’t always mean better… can Surge and Kit live up to the heroes that inspired their creation?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #2 (of 4)—Cover B: Gigi Dutreix
Ian Flynn (w) • Thomas Rothlisberger (a) • Gigi Dutreix (c)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Adam Bryce Thomas!

Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga—SPOTLIGHT

Mike W. Barr (w) • Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villagran (a) • J.K. Woodward (c)

Picking up where Star Trek III: The Search for Spock left off, Admiral Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise face off with evil versions of themselves in the fan-favorite Mirror Universe!

Admiral Kirk and his crew must battle against a very familiar foe, as forces from the Empire have crossed an interdimensional breach to wreak havoc in Federation space. Deception and desperation unfold as the Empire tries to conquer another universe, and it will take all the experience of Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the Enterprise to fend off the coming invasion and save the Federation!

Originally published by DC Comics in Star Trek issues #9–15 from December 1984 to June 1985, this collection presents the fan-favorite Mirror Universe story for the first time in almost 30 years!

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 200 pages • 6.625″ x 10.187″ • ISBN: 978-1-68405-873-0

Bullet points:
Available in March 2022

Star Trek: The Mirror War #3 (of 8)—Cover A: J.K. Woodward

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

Enter the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation! The Mirror War continues here!

New problems arise as Picard and crew head towards Faundori. With no changes to their course, they are likely to be found by any number of Klingons or Cardassians—including Worf! With plans in place to destroy a Cardassian listening post, the crew of the Enterprise embarks on a dangerous mission…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Mirror War #3 (of 8)—Cover B: Amanda Madriaga
David & Scott Tipton (w) • Gavin Smith (a) • Amanda Madriaga (c)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 15 copies and get one free variant cover by Mark Alvarado!

Star Trek: The Next Generation—Best of Captain Picard—SPOTLIGHT

Miscellaneous (w) • Miscellaneous (a) • Louie De Martinis (c)

Revisit some of the best adventures of Captain Picard in this extra-long collection! Featuring stories from across multiple Star Trek comic publishers, this issue is perfect for any fan wanting to learn more about the celebrated Starfleet officer.

FC • 100 pages • $6.99

Star Wars Adventures #14—Cover A: Francesco Francavilla

George Mann, Justina Ireland (w) • Butch Mapa, Nick Brokenshire (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

First, from author George Mann (Doctor Who): after stopping to repair the Millennium Falcon, Rey, Chewie, Finn, and BB-8 must escape a bounty hunter set on turning them over to the First Order!

Then, an exciting Nihil story from High Republic author Justina Ireland!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures #14—Cover B: Nick Brokenshire
George Mann, Justina Ireland (w) • Butch Mapa, Nick Brokenshire (a) • Nick Brokenshire (c)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Francesco Francavilla!

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #12

Daniel José Older (w) • Harvey Tolibao (a & c)

The Padawans rush to confront Krix Kamarat before he can launch his next attack.

Lula struggles with her new responsibility while Zeen struggles with Krix’s quick descent into evil. Both girls worry for the other but are distracted when they’re split up and hear a mysterious distress signal…

New York Times–bestselling writer Daniel José Older (Star Wars: Last Shot) and artist Harvey Tolibao bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Katie Cooke!

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures: Galactic Bake-Off Spectacular—GEM OF THE MONTH

Daniel José Older, Vita Ayala (w) • Toni Bruno, Jo Cheol-hong (a) • Jason Loo (c)

Torban “Buckets of Blood” Buck and Kantam Sy face off in a brutal, intense, ruthless… bake-off! Lightsabers and Jedi robes are put aside in favor of whisks and aprons as the two competitors bake Master Yoda’s special pastry recipe. But the recipe requires one extra special ingredient: a story! Buckets of Blood and Kantam recount the tale of an epic battle as they whisk away, both hoping to win the prize of Padawan approval.

Daniel José Older and Vita Ayala team up in this heartwarming one-shot. Plus, bake Master Yoda’s pastries yourself with the recipe included in the back!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Jo Cheol-hong!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #125—Cover A: Sophie Campbell—SPOTLIGHT

Sophie Campbell (w) •Pablo Tunica (a) • Sophie Campbell (c)

The Turtles come face-to-face with a territorial new group—the Punk Frogs! Will Mutant Town crumble when the two sides collide? Meanwhile, a new villain emerges AND the return of the Triceratons! A new era of TMNT starts here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #125—Cover B: Kevin Eastman—SPOTLIGHT
Sophie Campbell (w & a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Mateus Santolouco!

Transformers #39—Cover A: Alex Milne

Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Alex Milne (c)

The rescue continues! Chromia has led a team deep into Decepticon–controlled Iacon to rescue a captive Autobot, but how will they get out and back to Crystal City? Meanwhile, Cyclonus’s reunion with Provoke takes a new turn as a long-held secret is revealed!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #39—Cover B: Stefano Simeone
Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Stefano Simeone(c)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Blacky Shepherd!

Transformers: Beast Wars #12—Cover A: John Yurcaba

Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a) • John Yurcaba (c)

“Maximals Strike Back,” Part Three! Comes to a stunning conclusion as we see the Maximals and Predacons battle come to a head! Will Megatron get his way? Will Optimus be able to fight back the might of the Predacon forces?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Beast Wars #12—Cover B: Phil Murphy
Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a) • Phil Murphy (c)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Jamel Jones!

Transformers: Best of Optimus Prime—SPOTLIGHT

Bob Budiansky, James Roberts, Chris Metzen & Flint Dille, John Barber, Brian Ruckley(w) • Don Perlin, Alex Milne, Livio Ramondelli, Kei Zama, Beth McGuire-Smith (a) • James Biggie (c)

Optimus Prime—leader of the Autobots, hero of the cosmos, protector of all life stands tall in the minds of fans around the world! Collected for the first time in this oversized edition are some of Optimus Prime’s finest moments from his most beloved creators—from video game battles to the death to claiming the matrix to some of his most climatic heroic stands!

Best of Optimus Prime collects The Transformers (1984) #24 “Afterdeath,” The Transformers (2009) #23 “Chaos Theory, Part 2,” Transformers Autocracy #9 “Transformation,” Optimus Prime #25, and Transformers (2019) #6 “Orion Pax: Free Fall.” With a new cover by master artist James Biggie!

FC • 100 pages • $6.99

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #4 (of 4)—Cover A: Jack Lawrence

David Mariotte (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)

The Speedia 500 is over, and now Velocitron’s attention turns to the swearing in of the new Senate—led by the race’s winner! This is the Wreckers’ last chance to put an end to Mayhem’s rampage! But will they wreck and rule… or be wrecked themselves?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #4 (of 4)—Cover B: Josh Burcham
David Mariotte (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Josh Burcham (c)

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Sara Pitre-Durocher!

Usagi Yojimbo #25

Stan Sakai (w & a & c)
“Crossroads,” Part 1 (of 2)

Usagi and Yukichi have left the Northern Province where Usagi is wanted as a Lord Mifune loyalist. They come upon a group of pilgrims traveling to the local temples, set upon and… left for dead by a band of cutthroat ronin with no regard for the law. Usagi and Yukichi go after them, but they are headed back to the province from which they just escaped…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Matt Lesniewski

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #1—GEM OF THE MONTH

Stan Sakai (w & a) • David Petersen (c)

Presented in all-new color, the next series of classic Usagi reprints focuses on a series of important short stories from the early days of the ronin rabbit’s adventures! In this first issue, “Frost and Fire,” Usagi is tasked with retrieving a slain samurai’s swords—if he can solve an impossible moral quandary first!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Voice of the Fire (25th Anniversary Edition) [TSP]—CERTIFIED COOL

Alan Moore (w)

Discover the astonishing first prose novel from the legendary author of Watchmen and From Hell—an epic yet intimate portrait of one English town across the whole span of human history.

The precursor to Jerusalem.

In a story full of lust, madness, and ecstasy, we meet twelve distinctive characters that lived in the same region of central England over the span of six thousand years. Their narratives are woven together in patterns of recurring events, strange traditions, and uncanny visions. First, a cave-boy loses his mother, falls in love, and learns a deadly lesson. He is followed by an extraordinary cast of characters: a murderess who impersonates her victim; a fisherman who believes he has become a different species; a Roman emissary who realizes the bitter truth about the Empire; a crippled nun who is healed miraculously by a disturbing apparition; an old crusader whose faith is destroyed by witnessing the ultimate relic; two witches, lovers, who burn at the stake. Each interconnected tale traces a path in a journey of the discovery of the secrets of the land.

Throughout, the image of the fire resonates between the tales, while Moore finds a different voice for each character—though most are inherently duplicitous in some manner, leading to a further commentary on the disparity between myth and reality, a debate that is more likely to endure over time.

“Do not trust the tales, or the town, or even the man who tells the tales. Trust only the voice of the fire.” —Neil Gaiman, from the Introduction

“Alan Moore is the best and most innovative writer in graphic novels. I have been a huge admirer for years.” —Michael Moorcock

“Alan takes genuine risks and justifies them: you feel, all the way, the rush of discovery; authorial privilege endangered by the savage voices he allows into his head.”—Iain Sinclair

SC • B&W • $14.99 • 312 pages • 5.07″ x 7.79” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-507-5

Bullet points:
• Available in March 2022

GAMES

Award Winning!

Tonari

Alex Randolph and Bruno Faidutti (d) Kwanchai Moriya (a & c)

The small island of Kuchinoshima has been hit by a terrible storm, leaving the village with only a single fishing boat. Each hoping to prove themselves the village’s best fisherman, two to four players take turns moving the boat marker around the island, collecting any fish tiles they land upon. At the end of the day, the player with the best haul wins, but there’s a twist—each player’s score is added to their left neighbor’s score before determining the winner!

2–4 players Playable from ages 10+ 30 minutes MSRP $29.99 UPC: 8-27714-01656-7

Item #: IDW 01656
AVAILABLE NOW!

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Ghostbuster/Men In Black Ecto-Terrestrial Invasion

Panda Cult Games (d)

In Ghostbusters/Men In Black Ecto-Terrestrial Invasion, one to four players each control a team of one Ghostbuster and one MIB agent to defend New York City. Trap Ecto-Terrestrials and complete scenarios while using the latest weaponry and gadgets! All teams must work together to defeat the alien forces, but only one team can be the best. Do you have the mettle to defeat the machinations of Zorg and his minions?

Bullet points:
• Mix and match iconic characters from Ghostbusters and Men In Black, each with their own unique abilities.
• 42 miniatures included + 5 LARGE boss miniatures!
• Purchase powerful weapons and equipment with money earned from each mission.
• Choose which missions to play as you progress through the story.
• The Ghostbuster Firehouse Dice Tower spawns Ecto-Terrestrials as the game progresses. Beat the scenario before the last panel is pulled, or it’s game over!

1–4 players • Playable from ages 14+ • 75 minutes • MSRP $124.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01831-8

Item #: IDW 01831
September 2021 Release!

Dice-Drafting!

The Towers of Arkhanos

Daniel Alves and Eurico Cunha (d) Marcelo Bastos and Rodrigo Ramos (a & c)

Become wizards and help build the mystical Towers of Arkhanos! Roll and draft dice that become part of the towers themselves, learn and cast powerful spells to alter the dice, and rise above the competition with strategic moves in this family game of 3-D tower building!

Bullet points:
• Draft dice and place them carefully to build up the Towers of Arkhanos and increase your score.
• Learn and use powerful magic spells that allow you to manipulate the dice.
• An easy-to-learn and quick-to-play game where your choices are limited but their repercussions are meaningful.

2–4 players • Playable from ages 12+ • 30–45 minutes • MSRP $39.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01694-9

Item #: IDW 01694
AVAILABLE NOW!

Euro-Style, Worker Placement!

Galaxy Hunters

Daniel Alves (d)

In Galaxy Hunters, two to four players take on the role of mercenary pilots in battle mechs hired by Megacorporations to hunt and harvest rampaging mutants. Galaxy Hunters blends the excitement of crafting a unique character with the deep strategy of Euro-style, worker placement. Pick your merc, customize your mech and compete in a fierce rivalry to be the top mutant hunter in the Galaxy!

Bullet points:
• Includes four large (65mm) battle mech miniatures!
• Mix and match pilots and mechs to unlock new powers and special abilities with Galaxy Hunters’ inventive neural-link system.
• New Ways to Hunt expansion allows for five players to compete with more rewards and higher risk!

2–4 players • Playable from ages 14+ • 30 minutes per player • MSRP $79.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01533-1

Item #: IDW 01533
Available Now!

Expansion!

Galaxy Hunters: New Ways To Hunt Expansion

Daniel Alves (d)

With the New Ways To Hunt expansion, mercs can take on bigger risks for bigger rewards. This expansion offers a fifth player to compete for top mutant hunter in the Galaxy! Duar Krill joins the hunt as the newest Mercenary and the Iron Smoker Mech is included in this expansion!

Bullet points:
• Battle through the four main sagas, gaining power and perfecting techniques as you progress, or create a single battle against iconic villains
• Increase your Power Level to gain access to power Transformations
• Techniques provide unique abilities that modify your attack rolls
• Requires Galaxy Hunters base game to play
• Includes one additional battle mech miniature!

2–5 players • Playable from ages 14+ • 30 minutes • MSRP $29.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01997-1

Item #: IDW 01934
Available Now!

Fan Favorite!

Ghostbusters: Blackout

Jon Cohn (d) Dan Schoening (a & c)

Suffering from a citywide blackout and an onslaught of ghosts, it’s up to the Ghostbusters to quell the chaos and bust those ghosts! Fully cooperative, players allocate dice to bust ghosts, buy upgrades, and move around the city in a game that will have players wishing for just one more die!

Bullet points:
• The Ghostbusters are out to bust familiar faces and foes after a citywide blackout allows all the ghosts in their containment unit to escape!
• A terrifyingly tough threat management game, players travel all over New York City to bust baddies and keep the mass hysteria to a minimum.

1–4 players • Playable from ages 12+ • 30–45 minutes • MSRP $39.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01678-9

Item #: IDW 01678
AVAILABLE NOW!

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