IDW Solicitations For June 2012

More Doctor Who/Star Trek, new KISS comics, Groo The Wanderer as an Artist’s Edition, there’s plenty to choose from, from IDW’s offerings in June. And then of course there are those 55 covers for Mars Attacks… and the box set if you’re a glutton for punishment.

MARS ATTACKS #1
(W) John Layman (A) John McCrea (CA) Wally Wood & Various

The invasion begins! The first stories of an all-new MARS ATTACKS universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The Martians are coming!

MARS ATTACKS BOXED SET #1

(W) John Layman (A) John McCrea (CA) Wally Wood & Various

Want to collect the whole set, but don’t have the time for a long hunt? Buy the complete 55-comic set, which comes packed in a collectible box adorned by a perfect replicate of the original TOPPS 1962 box art! Including the checklist card cover, as well as a special bonus 56th cover, only available as part of this set!

ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #4 (OF 4)

(W) Michael Golden & Various (A) Eric Canete, Michael Golden (CA) Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stevens

The finale of our second Rocketeer Adventures Anthology presents stories with Cliff caught up in a riot in Los Angeles, and a history lesson that includes a crash course in… the Rocketeer! All this plus a surprise bonus feature-you’re not going to want to miss this!

DAVE STEVENS STORIES & COVERS HC

(W/A/CA) Dave Stevens

Dave Stevens was renowned for his work on The Rocketeer, the beloved comic that introduced the world to Cliff Secord and his incredible rocket-pack. But Stevens was also one of the most sought-after and accomplished cover artists in comics. This collection will provide a comprehensive gallery of Dave’s covers, with many of them scanned from the original art. Additionally, there will be cover roughs to accompany many of the covers. Finally, All of Dave’s non-Rocketeer comic work will be presented, including incomplete and unpublished stories. As with the other books in the Dave Stevens IDW library of titles, this one is a must have for fans of great art!

KISS #1

(W) Chris Ryall (A) Jamal Igle (CA) Nick Runge, Jamal Igle

You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best! KISS is back in an all-new comic series that will appeal to longtime fans and new readers alike! Four ordinary humans in 1920s Chicago find themselves caught up in a battle of epic proportions that will reverberate across time and space in “Dressed to Kill,” part 1!

TRUE BLOOD ONGOING #2

(W) Ann Nocenti, Michael McMillian (A) Michael Gaydos (CA) Tim Bradstreet, Photo

Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, is back as an ongoing series! With creative collaboration from TRUE BLOOD creator/writer/producer Alan Ball, this series features writers Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Green Arrow) and Michael McMillian, with art by Michael Gaydos (Alias).

ARAGONES GROO THE WANDERER ARTIST ED HC

(W) Sergio Aragones, Mark Evanier (A/CA) Sergio Aragones

To call Sergio Aragones a legendary cartoonist would be an understatement. Besides being in every single issue of Mad Magazine for the past 50 years, Sergio is also the creator of Groo the Wanderer, the hilarious character that is a good natured and extremely honest barbarian, but one who consistently finds himself in the middle of all sorts of misadventures because of his unparalleled stupidity and penchant for misunderstanding.

IDW is pleased to offer the one and only Sergio Aragones’ Groo the Wanderer: Artist’s Edition, featuring a glorious four-part story showcasing Sergio at his best.

GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #10

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Dan Schoening (CA) Dan Schoening, Tristan Jones

It’s one haunted hotspot down and three to go as the Ghostbusters head south, leaving the Motor City for the Big Easy. But ain’t nothin’ gonna be easy down Louisiana way for the boys in gray-Marie Laveau is back in the Quarter and lookin’ to stick around! Join us as Haunted America continues… in New Orleans!

GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #14

(W) Chuck Dixon (A) Will Rosado (CA) Will Rosado, Tommy Lee Edwards

“Deep Terror, part 2!”
Under-staffed, under water, and under the gun! The new stripped-down Joe team battles a very public Cobra as Dr. Mindbender drills on the ocean floor-but what’s he looking for? And how will Scarlett and her team escape?

SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW #14

(W) Chuck Dixon (A) Robert Atkins (CA) Andrea DiVito & Various

“Serpent’s Shadow,” part 2!
Ninja versus Ninja! SNAKE EYES goes deeper into the Arashikage clan-but will his mission succeed or will STORM SHADOW corrupt the commando? Differnces will have to be put aside as both turn their swords against-Zartan!

COBRA ONGOING #14

(W) Mike Costa (A) Antonio Fuso (CA) Antonio Fuso, David Williams

G.I. JOE UNDERGROUND! Armed with secret knowledge of Cobra’s inner workings, a rag-tag force of ex-villains and damaged heroes takes the fight to the darkest corners of the world, under the vigilant eye of Flint!

GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #179

(W) Larry Hama (A) S. L. Gallant (CA) Herb Trimpe, S. L. Gallant

THE FINAL SHOWDOWN! The Blue Ninja Clan begins its final assualt on Cobra’s homebase, and Cobra Commander, Baroness, Snake Eyes, Duke, Scarlett and Stalker are all caught in the fray! This is the explosive conclusion to the Blue Ninja saga that you’ve all been waiting for. Things will never be the same for G.I. Joe and Cobra after G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #179, don’t miss it!

STAR TREK ONGOING #10

(W) Mike Johnson (A) Stephen Molnar (CA) Tim Bradstreet

Production is underway on the next blockbuster STAR TREK movie, and the countdown continues in the pages of this hit ongoing comic book series, overseen by the film’s writer/producer Roberto Orci! Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise crew unravel the mystery of a lost Starfleet vessel that may hold the key to the galaxy’s future. Don’t miss the conclusion of “Return of the Archons”!

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS SERIES IV #5 (OF 6)

(W) Mike Collins (A/CA) John Ridgway

IDW’s newly recolored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales from years past, this time featuring the SIXTH DOCTOR, continues! The Doctor, Peri, and Frobisher find themselves under attack on dormant colony ship in “Profits of Doom!”

STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #2

(W) David Tipton & Various (A) J. K. Woodward (CA) J. K. Woodward, Mark Buckingham

The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! When the Federation’s most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor’s most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Geronimo? Make it so!

TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #6

(W) John Barber (A) Livio Ramondelli (CA) Casey Coller, Livio Ramondelli

John Barber (w) o Livio Ramondelli (a) o Ramondelli, Casey Coller (c)

ONCE HE WAS: OPTIMUS PRIME! The Autobot gave up his title-returned to his role as ORION PAX! But that doesn’t mean the fight’s over! A shattered planet leads Pax and a squad of fan favorite characters on the trail of the deadliest Decepticon of all… SHOCKWAVE!

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #6
(W) James Roberts (A) Nick Roche (CA) Alex Milne, Nick Roche

MADNESS IN SPACE! A rescued Autobot loses his grip and it’s up to Hot Rod’s questing team to stop him-before the damage becomes irreparable! This is surely one of the most intense Transformers tales ever committed to paper!”

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #11

(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A) Dan Duncan (CA) Kevin Eastman, Dan Duncan

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES COLOR CLASSICS #2

(W) Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (A/CA) Peter Laird, Kevin Eastman

This tale of the original TMNT expands the Turtles universe, detailing the origin of many familiar faces, such as April O’Neil, Baxter Stockman, and of course the mechanized Mousers!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MICRO SERIES #5 SPLINTER

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Charles Paul Wilson III (CA) David Peterson, Charles Paul Wilson III

Face-to-face with the man who killed his family so many years ago, Master Splinter comes to terms with a life of assasination, love and redemption. This story takes a look back at the entire life of Splinter, including his secret life as Hamato Yoshi. This soul searching provides a startling revelation for Splinter, one that will change his and his son’s lives forever!

GODZILLA ONGOING #2

(W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Simon Gane (CA) Zach Howard, Matt Frank

Boxer is ready to settle the score with Godzilla, and assembles his “Monster Kill Crew,” a group of highly-trained weirdos, each with their own private grudge against the kaiju. As we get to know these mercenaries the team stocks up on all the equipment they’ll need to take down their first bounty-ANGUIRUS!

TRIO #2

(W/A/CA) John Byrne

His name is Nautilus, and he wants to lay waste to the surface world. Our trio of heroes feel out of their depth-no pun intended!-but they cannot begin to guess that an even greater peril is hurtling toward the planet. One that may herald the end of all life, above and below the waves.

NEXT MEN AFTERMATH #44

(W/A/CA) John Byrne

It all ENDS here! Is the timeline shredding? Is it repairing itself? Or is it something else entirely? An old friend returns-and the beginnings of an answer are seen. But it may not be an answer any of the Next Men like!

MAGIC THE GATHERING SPELL THIEF #2

(W) Matt Forbeck (A) Martin Coccolo (CA) Dan Scott

Dack Fayden barely escapes the Collector’s prison… and now finds himself back on his home plane of Fiora. Forced to confront the destruction of his hometown, Dack relives the painful memories as he seeks clues that will lead him back on the trail of the malevolent Sifa Grent. Dack must find the strength within himself to carry on or his burden of guilt may prove too overwhelming for the Planeswalker thief. Special playable MAGIC: THE GATHERING card polybagged in this issue!

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FORGOTTEN REALMS #3

(W) Ed Greenwood (A) Sal Buscema, Lee Ferguson (CA) Tyler Walpole, Steve Ellis

Randral and Torn continue their epic adventure in the city of Waterdeep! Pursued and put-upon, the duo-and Lady Talandra-try to make a hasty retreat… but circumstances may not work to their advantage! The creator of the Realms pens this incredible tale of heroism and adventure!

ETERNAL DESCENT VOL 2 #5 (OF 6)

(W) Llexi Leon, Justin L. Peniston (A) Ivan Fernandez (CA) Santi Casas, Iban Coello

Caught in an apocalyptic future ravaged by khaos, Lyra finds herself mistaken for the enemy, facing off against Angela Gossow and her mercenary force of human resistance fighters. Metal master Michael Amott lies at the heart of this dark reality, empowered by a mysterious guitar carved from solid amber. Obsessed with the instrument and the amber, Michael exhibits strange and unearthly powers beyond his comprehension. Can Lyra and Angela reconcile their past and confront Michael before he loses control?! Find out, as special guests Arch Enemy make their Eternal Descent debut.

POPEYE #2 (OF 4)

(W) Roger Langridge (A) Ken Wheaton, Tom Neely (CA) Roger Langridge

Olive Oyl has got a new beau… and it’s Willy Wormwood, vaudevillian villain! Popeye can take a licking from the biggest brutes imaginable, but can he recover from a broken heart? Plus: a brand-new escapade featuring Professor Wotasnozzle and Sappo!

30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #8

(W) Steve Niles (A) Christopher Mitten (CA) Davide Furnò

Fright-master Steve Niles continues the all-new, critically acclaimed 30 DAYS OF NIGHT ongoing series! Something wicked is coming Alice Blood’s way, and all the agents of Project Red will be unable to stem the bloody tide. It’s all been leading up to this!

DOROTHY OF OZ PREQUEL #3 (OF 4)

(W) Denton J. Tipton (A) Blair Shedd (CA) Eric Shanower

Based on the upcoming animated film Dorothy Of Oz! Building on the world created in the celebrated children’s book by Roger Stanton Baum, Dorothy Of Oz will tell the tale of Dorothy’s return to the Land of Oz. But first, read here about what events transpired to necessitate Dorothy’s return, and witness the rise of the Jester!

SMOKE AND MIRRORS #4 (OF 5)

(W) Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong (A/CA) Ryan Browne

Face to face with his darkest fears, Terry confronts the Trade Circle-and they want answers! In a world where magic is real, how can a sleight of hand artist compete with users of practical spells? And why are they afraid of Terry!?

NIGHT OF 1000 WOLVES #2 (OF 3)

(W) Bobby Curnow (A/CA) Dave Wachter

One man’s desperate trial to save his family’s life from unstoppable suppernatural onslaught continues! With hordes of wolves, not to mention zombie werewolves, on their heels, Harrick and his family take sanctuary at Cragen’s Keep. The respite is short lived though, as the malevolent force behind the maddness makes itself known! A beatifully illustrated new horror classic in the making!

MARS ATTACKS CLASSICS TP VOL 01

(W) Keith Giffen, Len Brown (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Nick Bradshaw

Mars Attacks Classics brings back your favorite comics from the past. This volume collects the first five-issue miniseries from Topps Comics, and features stories by beloved creators like Keith Giffen, Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), and more!

KISS GREATEST HITS TP VOL 01

(W) Stan Lee, Ralph Macchio (A) John Buscema, John Romita (CA) Nick Runge

In 1977, Kiss was not only the biggest band in the world, they were the biggest comic-book stars around! For the first time ever, both classic Marvel Super Specials are collected in one in trade paperback, with story and art from Stan Lee, John Buscema, John Romita Jr., and more! Featuring an all-new cover recreation by Kiss: Avatars cover artist Nick Runge!

 

GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN TREASURY ED

(W) Larry Hama (A) Herb Trimpe & Various (CA) J. Scott Campbell

Celebrate America’s independence with this special 4th of July Treasury Edition of G.I. JOE! JOE scholar Mark Bellomo scoured the run of ARAH for the most patriotic stories for your Independence Day reading enjoyment, and decided on: Issue #1, “Operation Lady Doomsday “; #82, “Weeding Out”; and finally issue #155, “A Letter from SNAKE EYES.” From the very first introduction of the JOE team to the final issue filled with SNAKE EYES’ response to a teenager thinking of enlisting, this commemorative collection is designed for real American heroes.

GI JOE ROOTS OF RETALIATION TP

(W) Larry Hama (A) Steve Leialoha & Various (CA) Jonboy Meyers

THE STORIES THAT INSPIRED G.I. JOE: RETALIATION! This summer’s hottest action movie draws it’s inspiration from the comic that thrilled a generation! Reprinted here are the famed “Silent Interlude” plus the first appearances of Roadblock, Duke, Flint, Lady Jaye and the original Joe himself-Joe Colton!

GI JOE V2 COBRA COMMAND TP VOL 01

(W) Chuck Dixon (A) Alex Cal (CA) Dave Wilkins

The Cobra Civil War is over but there’s no risk of a peace outbreak. “Cobra Command” starts here as the new Cobra Commander kicks off his reign with total war as he invades a sovereign nation with all the military might under his power.

DANGER GIRL REVOLVER TP

(W) Andy Hartnell (A) Chris Madden (CA) J. Scott Campbell

Who is she? What are her skills? Where is she from? What are her measurements? You’ll find those answers and more as she joins the world’s sexiest spy agency in their most explosive adventure yet!

INFESTATION 2 TP VOL 01

(W) Duane Swierczynski, Chris Ryall (A) Alan Robinson (CA) Alex Garner

The endless zombie hordes of INFESTATION are defeated… but now a greater threat looms in INFESTATION 2! The balance of magic has been tipped allowing the nightmares of H.P. Lovecraft, the ELDER GODS, to break through their cosmic prison and attack all known realities in the IDW universe!

DOCTOR WHO ONGOING 2 TP VOL 04 AS TIME GOES BY

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Matthew Dow Smith (CA) Mark Buckingham

1941. Casablanca. Murder. Sound familiar? The Doctor, Amy, and Rory in the setting for the classic film with a little side of the Silurians thrown in of course.

STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES HC DM EXCL ED

(W) Chris Roberson (A) Jeffrey Moy (CA) Phil Jimenez

IDW Publishing and DC Comics are proud to present the greatest tale of the 23rd century! Or is that the 31st century? The crew of the Starship: Enterprise and the Legion of Super-Heroes come face to face as they deal with a changed history and timeline that neither knows the cause of. Traveling to the past and the future to find answers both teams must work together to set things right.

TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS UK TP VOL 03

(W) Simon Furman, James Hill (A) Geoff Senior & Various (CA) Andrew Wildman

These vintage TF UK stories are presented in order, many published for the first time in the United States! Writer and life-long TF fan James Roberts provides in-depth historical front matter in each volume, and TF UK artist Andrew Wildman provides new covers!

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE VOL 1
(W) James Roberts (A) Nick Roche, Alex Milne (CA) Alex Milne

The ultimate Transformers saga begins here! More Than Meets The Eye reunites the fan-favorite creative team behind Last Stand of the Wreckers and sends the Transformers on an epic quest to the farthest reaches of the Transformers Universe and beyond! Also includes the one-shot Death of Optimus Prime.”

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES CLASSICS TP VOL 01

(W) Michael Dooney & Various (A) Kevin Eastman & Various (CA) Michael Dooney

The original stories of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURLES come roaring back to shelves with the line of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES CLASSICS trade paperbacks! Volume 1 features favorite tales like “The Peoples Choice,” “A TMNT Time Tale,” and “The Shell of the Dragon.”

TMNT ONGOING HC VOL 01 DELUXE ED

(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A) Dan Duncan, Kevin Eastman (CA) Kevin Eastman

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles’ IDW relaunch in an oversized, hardcover edition that includes extras that were not included in the comics or the previously released paperback. Extras like Kevin Eastman’s fully illustrated and lettered layouts! Compare and contrast Eastman’s designs with the finished Dan Duncan pages. A huge treat for TMNT and Kevin Eastman fans!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MICRO SERIES TP VOL 01

(W) Brian Lynch (A) Franco Urru & Various (CA) David Peterson

Following in the tradition of the original TMNT micro-series comes four stand-alone tales centering on each Turtle brought to you by writer Brian Lynch and artists Franco Urru, Andy Kuhn, Ross Campbell, and Valerio Schiti.

GODZILLA LEGENDS TP

(W/A) Matt Frank & Various (CA) Arthur Adams

Focusing on Godzilla’s fearsome rogues gallery, each story shines a light on a kaiju that has never before been the center of a comic book story. These stories delve into the minds of Anguirus, Rodan, Titanosaurus, Hedorah, and Kumonga to bring the TOHO universe to life!

MAGIC THE GATHERING TP VOL 01

(W) Matt Forbeck (A) Martin Coccolo (CA) Aleksi Briclot

In search of greater magical knowledge and on the hunt for the people who destroyed his town, Dack Fayden is the greatest thief in the Multiverse. When he gets his hands on his latest prize, though, he has no idea where it will lead him-or to who!

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLASSICS TP VOL 03

(W) Dan Mishkin & Various (A) Jan Duursema & Various (CA) Jan Duursema

Contains Advanced Dungeons & Dragons issues #19-26 and the 1990 Annual #1. Includes the four part “Phases of the Moon,” the one issue “Lawyers,”and the three part “Scavangers” storylines.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS TP VOL 01 SHADOWPLAGUE

(W) John Rogers (A) Andrea DiVito (CA) Wayne Reynolds

Join writer John Rogers (Blue Beetle) and artist Andrea Di Vito (Annihilation) as they bring us a tale of high adventure and deep secrets. Adric Fell leads a band of heroes in a world where civilization has been reduced to a few scattered points of light amid a rising tide of shadows.

LOCKE & KEY HC VOL 05 CLOCKWORKS

(W) Joe Hill (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez

The sprawling tale of the Locke family and their mastery of the whispering iron thunders to new heights as the true history of the family is revealed to Tyler and Kinsey. Zack Wells assumes a new form, Tyler and Kinsey travel through time, and surprises beyond imagination will be revealed.

DEFINITIVE FLASH GORDON & JUNGLE JIM HC VOL 02

(W/A/CA) Alex Raymond

Alex Raymond (w & a & c)
The Definitive Flash Gordon & Jungle Jim presents every Sunday by Alex Raymond from both classic strips together for the first time, in the oversized 12″ x 16″ champagne edition format. Part of IDW’s Library of American Comics Ultimate Alex Raymond Collection.

ILLUSTRATED MASQUES TP

(W) Wayne Allen Sallee & Various (A) Clive Barker & Various (CA) Fabio Listrani

“Scare me!” From 1984 through 2006, such writers as Stephen King, F. Paul Wilson, and Robert R. McCammon did just that in five volumes of MASQUES, creating classics for the darkest nights of the darkest souls.

X-9 SECRET AGENT CORRIGAN HC VOL 04

(W) Archie Goodwin (A/CA) Al Williamson

Volume Four of Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson’s definitive run on Secret Agent X9 continues its break neck pace as agent Phil Corrigan dives head first into ever more thrilling and outrageous adventures! Beginning on November 4th, 1974 and reproducing every gorgeously drawn strip until June 11th, 1977.