IDW Publishing June 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 June 2022.

Canto: Tales of the Unnamed World #1 (of 2)

Writer: Booher, David
Artist(s): Zucker, Drew; Kangas, Liana; Corona, Jorge
Colorist: Astone, Vittorio; Stern, Sarah
A Cover: Zucker, Drew
RI cover: Staehle, Will

After his quest into the City of Giants, The lovable knight Canto, his friends Falco and Rikta, and their Malorex mount are returning to the New Arcana. But to get home, they must cross a bridge guarded by a mysterious bard. His price? A story he’s never heard in all the Unnamed World. This phenomenal collection of stories by Canto co-creators David M. Booher and Drew Zucker, alongside some of comics’ top artists expands the world and adventure of the fan-favorite Canto series between Canto II: The Hollow Men and Canto III: Lionhearted, both on sale now!

Dungeons & Dragons Annual 2022

Writer(s): Zub, Jim; Cady, Ryan
Artist(s): Mello, Eduardo; Riccardi, Vincenzo
A Cover: Dunbar, Max
B Cover: Mello, Eduardo
RI cover: Santolouco, Mateus

The Witchlight Carnival is a traveling circus filled with wild wonders aplenty, but its sensory splendors bring deep danger as well…

Fan-favorite D&D writer Jim Zub explores the Feywild realm in this special self-contained issue that’s perfect for new readers and gaming fans alike! Dungeons & Dragons has never been bigger, and The Wild Beyond the Witchlight adventure sourcebook that inspires this issue has been a sales smash hit.

This issue includes a brand-new magic item for gaming fans to use in their own tabletop adventures!

Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft—Orphan of Agony Isle #1 (of 4)

Writer: Gilly, Casey
Artist(s): Underwood, Bayleigh, Howell, Corin
Colorist: Peter, Cris
A Cover: Underwood, Bayleigh
B Cover: Howell, Corin
RI (15) cover: Zullo, Chrissie

Miranda, amnesiac and riddled with bandages, finds herself reawakened in the lab of the infamously talented Dr. Viktra Mordenheim of Lamordia. Through Viktra’s scientific help, Miranda begins to question: who was she before she met such a terrible fate? And what exactly does Viktra have to gain from helping her?

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #295

Writer: Hama, Larry
Artist(s): Gallant, SL
Colorist: Brown, J.
A Cover: Williams II, Freddie
B Cover: Gallant, SL
RI cover: Royle, John

HIGH STAKES Part 5! The next great G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero event continues here! As Cobra remains busy establishing its corrupt casino operations on Cobra Island, the warriors of G.I. Joe are equally busy attempting to covertly infiltrate their arch-enemy’s latest evil scheme. New and classic heroes and villains will fill the pages (including some shocking appearances!) as the fan-favorite creative team of Living Legend Larry Hama and SL Gallant continue their daring march to issue #300 here!

Featuring the fifth of five interconnected covers (Cover A) by superstar artist Freddie Williams II!

G.I. Joe: Best of Snake Eyes

Writer: Various
Artist(s): Various
Colorist: Various
A Cover: Biggie, James

He’s the best of the best: ninja, soldier, and arguably the most recognizable member of G.I. Joe…and the most mysterious. He is Snake Eyes, and here’s your chance to delve into the mystery that surrounds this enigmatic (and silent) warrior, told by some of the greatest writers and artists in G.I. Joe publishing history. Yeah, Snake Eyes might not have a lot to say, but at nearly one hundred pages of ninja-warrior action, this special reprint comic is going to get plenty loud!

Godzilla Rivals II: Godzilla Vs. Battra

Writer: Knight, Rosie
Artist(s): Ono, Oliver
Colorist: Ono, Oliver
A Cover: Ono, Oliver
RI cover: Moore, Tradd

In a quiet beachside town ravaged by constant sewage spillages and toxic waste dumps, something is stirring. Deep under the rolling hills that surround Hackney-on-Sea, Battra is awakening, driven by a single goal: to destroy mankind and save planet Earth. The only thing that can stop the monster is Godzilla, but he hasn’t been seen in decades and has never ventured to the cold shores of the English coast…until now.

Robbie runs a small bookshop, but her real passion is monsters. She’s spent years researching the myth of Godzilla and his fearsome foes, and now that hypothetical experience is about to become a life-saving tool. Can Robbie locate Godzilla? Will Godzilla alone be enough to defeat Battra? Is Battra really wrong? And will the goddess Mothra make an appearance? All will be revealed in Godzilla Vs. Battra.

Godzilla Vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4 (of 5)

Writer: Bunn, Cullen
Artist(s): Williams II, Freddie
Colorist: Dalhouse, Andrew
A Cover: Williams II, Freddie
B Cover: TBA
RI cover: Williams II, Freddie

Godzilla and the Megazord team up to battle a host of giant monsters—some from the world of the Power Rangers, some from Godzilla’s world! Meanwhile, the Green Ranger attempts a daring escape from the clutches of Rita! And the most terrifying challenge yet—from Godzilla’s greatest foe—is about to erupt into a full-blown kaiju free-for-all!

Godzilla: Best of Godzilla

Writer: Various
Artist(s): Various
Colorist: Various
A Cover: Biggie, James

For nearly 70 years, one monster has reigned supreme—Godzilla! Now, in this first issue in a series of reprints that showcases some of the greatest Godzilla comic book stories ever told by a variety of superstar writers and artists, find out why Godzilla is the undisputed King of the Monsters. And at almost a hundred pages, this comic is nearly as gargantuan as its monstrous star!

The Kill Lock: The Artisan Wraith #4 (of 7)

Writer: Ramondelli, Livio
Artist(s): Ramondelli, Livio
Colorist: Ramondelli, Livio
A Cover: Ramondelli, Livio

The last resort has been activated. The Resolve and the Lurk have called in their backup. The Wraith Legion is here. And once they arrive, there’s no such thing as an unrazed world. But how does this play into the Artisan Wraith’s plans?

My Little Pony #2

Writer: Bronfman, Celeste
Artist(s): Mebberson, Amy
Colorist: Breckel, Heather
A Cover: Mebberson, Amy
B Cover: JustaSuta
RI cover: Forstner, Trish

The new adventure continues! Join Sunny, Izzy, Zipp, Pipp, Hitch, and their trusty sidekick Cloudpuff as they explore a brand-new Equestria following the magical events of the hit Netflix movie!

The quest to find the missing Unity Crystal has led our Mane 5 to a place they never thought they’d see—Canterlot! But a familiar figure lurks in the shadows, intent on stopping magic for good…

The Rocketeer: The Great Race #3 (of 4)

Writer: Mooney, Stephen
Artist(s): Mooney, Stephen
Colorist: O’Grady, Len
A Cover: Rodriguez, Gabriel
B Cover: Mooney, Stephen
RI cover: Rodriguez, Gabriel (RI is cover A sans trade dress, “virgin”)

The Rocketeer is plunging from the sky in a terrifying death spiral, with no way to save himself! Even if Cliff Secord manages to survive, he’ll need to contend with Axis versus Allies in a bar brawl of international proportions! All this while Betty takes on a nefarious enemy of her own!

Sonic the Hedgehog #50

Writer: Flynn, Ian
Artist(s): Thomas, Adam Bryce
Colorist: Herms, Matt
A Cover: Sonic Team
B Cover: Stanley, Evan
RI cover: Fourdraine, Nathalie
RI (25) cover: Hesse, Tyson

Sonic the Hedgehog #50 is here! To celebrate, this issue features two Sonics! And two Tails! Wait… One of them is green… And the other has tails made out of water?! Imposters! And they’re working with Dr. Starline?!

After assembling a squad of bad guys, kidnapping Belle, starting a forest fire, and causing chaos in Central City, Starline is finally ready to unleash his monstrous imposters: Surge and Kit! Will his meticulous planning be enough to defeat Sonic and Dr. Eggman? The throne is only big enough for one…

Star Trek: Discovery—Adventures in the 32nd Century #4 (of 4)

Writer: Johnson, Mike
Artist(s): Hernandez, Angel
Colorist: Mettler, J.D.
A Cover: Hernandez, Angel & Mettler, J.D.
RI cover: Harvey, Aaron

The exclusive comics tie-in to the hit show concludes here. It’s finally time for Linus to shine! Discovery’s enigmatic science officer proves to be much more than just the average Saurian in this original tale of the far future.

Star Trek: The Mirror War—Sisko

Writer: Lore, Danny
Artist(s): Prasetya, Hendry
Colorist: Alonso, DC
A Cover: Prasetya, Hendry & Alonso, DC
B Cover: Ebenebe, Ejiwa
RI (15) cover: Ralston, Tom

The spotlight turns to Benjamin Sisko in this one-shot set in the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation. Expand upon the world of The Mirror War!

When Benjamin Sisko is tasked with taking out Intendant Kira Nerys’ political rival at a very public party, things quickly escalate from tense to dangerous when another figure from Sisko’s past makes a dark appearance…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #130

Writer: Campbell, Sophie
Artist(s): Tunica, Pablo
Colorist: Pattison, Ronda
A Cover: Yurcaba, John
B Cover: Eastman, Kevin
RI cover: Frank, Matt

The earth-shattering story arc conclusion! Punk Frogs, mad vivisectionists, frankenmutants, and psychic powers… and VENUS—the TMNT and their friends have had their hands full of late with all kinds of twisted and terrifying chaos. And now, to top it all off, a new problem waiting to happen is rocketing its way to Mutant Town from Burnow Island!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game—Opening Moves #1 (of 2)

Writer: Waltz, Tom
Artist(s): Peniche, Fero
Colorist: Pattison, Ronda
A Cover: Peniche, Fero
RI Cover: Eastman, Kevin

The Rat King is scheming behind the scenes, and it will be up to the Shredder to find a way to stop the trickster god and his new trio of terror—Madame Null, Baxter Stockman, and LeatherKrang! Will the former master of the Foot Clan be able to locate the necessary counter-pieces to foil the Rat King’s latest deadly gambit…or will chaos rule the day in NYC and Mutant Town? One thing’s for certain: the answers won’t be found in only one dimension. Enemies become allies and exciting new characters are debuted when longtime TMNT scribe Tom Waltz returns to the pages of IDW’s ongoing canon in this official prequel to the massive TMNT event of 2022…the Armageddon Game!

Transformers: Fate of Cybertron

Writer: Ruckley, Brian
Artist(s): Various
Colorist: Cruz, David García
A Cover: Malkova, Anna
B Cover: Hernandez, Angel
RI cover: Milne, Alex

The thrilling conclusion to the saga that started in Transformers (2019) #1! The Decepticons have the upper hand. Cybertron is falling. And Optimus Prime has an imploder—possibly the most dangerous Cybertronian-built weapon in history—to his head. This is the Autobots last stand. But what does triumph look like in a desperate situation? The War for Cybertron may end here, but the Autobots and Decepticons aren’t done yet!

Transformers: Beast Wars #17

Writer: Burnham, Erik
Artist(s): Burcham, Josh
Colorist: Burcham, Josh
A Cover: Yurcaba, John
B Cover: Bell, Andrea
RI cover: Deng, Kelly

FINALE! How will Optimus and Megatron defeat their strongest foe to date? The Vok. Will their rivalry get in the way or will they put everything aside to save them and their fellow cybertronians!

Transformers: Last Bot Standing #2 (of 4)

Writer: Roche, Nick
Artist(s): Su, E.J.
Colorist: Nalty, Rebecca
A Cover: Roche, Nick
RI cover: Su, E.J.

After ages of isolation, the Last Bot meets with the Visitors, the last straggling survivors of a dying race and the greatest threat Donnokt’s ever seen. But how will the locals react to not only mysterious Visitors from the stars but also a robot in disguise in their midst?!

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #6 (of 6)

Writer: Sakai, Stan
Artist(s): Sakai, Stan
Colorist: Pattison, Ronda
A Cover: Petersen, David

Yagi, once an honored samurai, is now disgraced and banished from his clan. He makes his living as a professional assassin traveling with his son, Gorogoro. His former clan, though, wants him dead and have sent many samurai after him. None of them survived their encounter. Counselor Wakame has come up with a bold new plan: hire Yagi to kill a warrior equally as skilled—the ronin Usagi!

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