This Week’s IDW Releases

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Very busy week for IDW. Release of the epic Ghostbusters/TNMT crossover, the limited Edward Scissor’s series, and a new Dungeons and Dragons series; along with X-Files, Transformers, Rot & Ruin, 7th Sword, Borderlands, and a whole lot more. Of course there’s a new My Little Pony out for you Bronies.

7th_Sword_05-lo7th Sword #5
John Raffo (w) • Nur Iman (a) • Andrew Robinson (c)
After far too little time together, Cray and his Students part ways—the latter setting off to storm the warlord Kavanaugh’s sandship, the former having booked passage back to Earth. But along the way, the reluctant warrior is faced with a choice. Will he follow the path before him, or follow the code he has lived by… to almost certain death?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

BorderlandsFoF03-coverBorderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone #3
Mikey Neumann (w) • Agustin Padilla (a & c)
It’s time to meet Nine Toes in part three of “The Fall of Fyrestone!” Roland, Lilith, Mordecai, and Brick are armed to the teeth and ready for the fight of their lives. People are gonna die! Lots of ‘em! Innocent people are GOING TO DIE in this issue of BORDERLANDS.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Written by original game writer, Mikey Neumann, with art by the fantastic Agustin Padilla – this is one Borderlands adventure you don’t want to miss!

DextersLab_TPB-cvrDexter’s Laboratory, Vol. 1: Dee’s Day
Derek Fridolfs (w) • Ryan Jampole (a & c)
Everyone’s favorite boy-genius returns to comics! Dexter has reached the pinnacle of his greatest scientific experiment—one that will gift him with infinite clarity and superhuman intellect beyond all mankind. But with every precaution in place, will he be able to finish it before his meddling sister Dee Dee ruins everything… AGAIN?
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-049-0

Bullet points:
• “Fans of the show are sure to love it not just for its amazing content, but for the attention to detail regarding the world of Dexter that the creative team has clearly demonstrated.” –Geeked Out Nation

D&D_BaldursGate01-coverDungeons & Dragons Legends of Baldur’s Gate #1
Jim Zub (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Sarah Stone (c)
Evil, meet my sword! Sword, meet evil! Generations have passed since the original Heroes of Baldur’s Gate saved the city and the Realms. Now a new threat rises and an unlikely group of misfits are thrust into adventure with MINSC, the legendary Ranger do-gooder with a heart of gold, brain of lead, and hamster of pronounced wisdom.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• A new D&D comic series launching alongside Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons next edition game system, supported by an extensive ad campaign across multiple media platforms.
• The Baldur’s Gate video games are the most popular and best-selling representation of the D&D brand of all time, enjoyed by millions of players.
• Writer Jim Zub has a loyal fantasy and game readership built up through comic titles that include Skullkickers, Samurai Jack, Exalted, Pathfinder, Street Fighter, and Red Sonja.

EdwardScissorhands01_cvrEdward Scissorhands #1 (of 5)
Kate Leth (w) • Drew Rausch (a) • Gabriel Rodriguez (c)
An all-new adventure revisiting Edward Scissorhands two decades after the end of the fan-favorite movie!
In castle just outside a sleepy suburban town, a brilliant inventor created Edward Scissorhands…but left him tragically unfinished. Two generations of exile have left Edward digging through abandoned experiments, but once he wakes up a creature left buried, he discovers he isn’t the only one missing a vital piece. As Edward tries to fix a grave mistake, he comes face to face with a teenage girl who was sure he was only myth… despite the stories her grandmother told her, about the man she could never touch.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The cult classic returns with ALL-NEW tales from New York Times best-selling author Kate Leth and art from the amazing Drew Rausch!
• Cover by Locke & Key/Little Nemo superstar, Gabriel Rodriguez!

GIJOE_s402_cvrG.I. Joe #2
Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)
THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! Scarlett’s last chance to save the G.I. JOE team’s existence is threatened on all sides—the U.S. government, shady spy organizations, two warring factions in a nation in the throes of civil war… plus the benevolent peace-keeping forces of Cobra?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Bold new era continues with superstar writer Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!
• SCARLETT commands the G.I. JOE team!
• The world will always need the G.I. JOE team—right?!
• Ask your retailer about the David Williams variant cover, connecting to variants for issues 1, 3 and 4!

GODZILLA_CATACL_03_CVR_AGodzilla: Cataclysm #3
Cullen Bunn (w) • Dave Wachter (a & c)
Hiroshi’s tribe debates how to best avert the wraith of the rising monster, unaware that they may have already brought doom upon themselves! As monsters battle in the skies above, the choice Hiroshi makes will have profound affects on the future of humanity!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

GODZILLA_ROE_17_cvrGodzilla: Rulers of Earth #17
Chris Mowry (w) • Jeff Zornow (a & c)
Government experiments with new forms of energy bring unintended consequences… in the form of SpaceGodzilla! Before he returns to Earth, he’ll have to do battle with an unexpected foe! Meanwhile, Godzilla has his hands full with a monster he’s never fought before!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

JD_PSI03-cvrJudge Dredd: Anderson, Psi-Division #3
Matt Smith (w) • Carl Critchlow (a) • Matt Haley (c)
In an all-new adventure from Cassandra Anderson’s early days in Psi-Division, writer Matt Smith and artist Carl Critchlow present “King of the Six Sectors.” The theft of Cursed Earth artifacts has led Anderson deep into the swamplands near Texas City, where she grapples with mutant creatures and a heart of darkness… Plus, Judge Dredd!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant Cover by Nick Percival!

LastUnicorn_TPB_cvrThe Last Unicorn TPB
Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis (w) • Renae De Liz (a & c)
The best-selling graphic novel of the adaptation of Peter S. Beagle’s novel with art by Renae De Liz. The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. A unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 168 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-127-5

Bullet points:
• “Beagle’s sumptuously descriptive writing, adapted ably by Gillis, casts a spell throughout, while De Liz’s glowing, painterly artwork meshes perfectly with the haunting otherworldly beauty of the story.” –Publishers Weekly

Maxx12_cvrAThe Maxx: Maxximized #12
Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (w) • Kieth (a & c)
Up on a roof-top, an alienated boy named Harry seeks out Mr. Gone to learn how he might gain power. Meanwhile, Maxx breaks into Gone’s lair and is distraught by clues on a series of tapes Gone made for Sarah. Back on the roof, Gone’s advice for Harry meets with disastrous results—for Mr. Gone.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Featuring an all-new cover by Sam Kieth!

MyLittlePonyFF10-coverMy Little Pony: Friends Forever #10
Christina Rice (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)
Fluttershy gets an unexpected visit from the most aggressive guy around, Iron Will! Can Fluttershy teach the minotaur the benefits of a more gentle demeanor?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

RotNRuin02_cvrRot & Ruin #2
Jonathan Maberry (w) • Tony Vargas (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
The dead rose, we fell. The zombie apocalypse happened fifteen years ago, when Benny Imura was just a baby. Now he and his friends are witnessing the horrors of what happened to the world after doomsday. NY Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker award-winner, Jonathan Maberry, continues an all-new tale set in the world of the Rot & Ruin!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Official new stories set in the hit Rot & Ruin prose novel series!
• Part two of the five part arc Warrior Smart, tying directly into the novels!
• Written by multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, Jonathan Maberry!

SamuraiJack13-cvrSamurai Jack #13
Jim Zub (w) • Andy Suriano, Ethen Beavers (a) • Suriano (c)
Weak and exhausted, the fugitive samurai known only as “Jack” is running out of hope. Will anyone come to his aid or is this the end of his lifelong mission? The “Quest of the Broken Blade” storyline kicks into high gear!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! #5 (of 6)
Louise Simonson (w) • Derek Charm (a & c)
With the fate of worlds depending on them, destroying robots—even the powerful Doppelgangers—isn’t cutting it! Now Samurai Jack, Ben 10, the Powerpuff Girls, and Dexter battle Aku and his League of Extraordinary Villains! The wild cards in this conflict? The unlikely team-up of Mojo Jojo and Ed, Edd, n’ Eddy!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• All your favorite Cartoon Network characters in one epic six-issue mini-series!
• Variant Cover by Erica Henderson

CN_SSCW-CowChicken_cvrSuper Secret Crisis War!: Cow & Chicken #1
Jim Zub, Louise Simonson (w) • Jorge Monlongo, Derek Charm (a) • Monlongo (c)
Cow’s strange new robotic visitor from parts unknown has Chicken feeling overlooked and ignored. Our foul-tempered fowl is looking for options and the Red Guy is more than happy to oblige…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The fourth of five one-shots tying directly into the Super Secret Crisis War!
• Variant Cover by Andrew Kolb!

TMNT_GB01-coverTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1 (of 4)
Erik Burnham, Tom Waltz (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)
When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts… and Ghostbusters! The two teams will have to learn to get along quickly, because a new foe from the Turtles past has followed them and aims to conquer NYC!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The epic crossover that fans demanded!
• From the minds of both series’ writers!

TF_PRIMACY_03_COV_RITransformers: Primacy #3 (of 4)
Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)
CYBERTRON AT WAR! The giant city-sized Titans, METROPLEX and TRYPTICON, battle on a scale the universe has never seen—and the destruction they leave in their wake leaves CYBERTRON ready for the DECEPTICONS to strike!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The End of the Beginning of the TRANSFORMERS Saga!
• The early, brutal days of the war for CYBERTRON
• 30th Anniversary Variant Cover by Ken Christiansen!

TF_RiD34_cvrTransformers: Robots in Disguise #34
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Andrew Griffith (a)
THE ENIGMA! At last… the secret origins of CYBERTRON’s golden age are revealed to OPTIMUS PRIME—and what he learns changes everything about the AUTOBOTS’ mission on Earth!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The greatest secret in AUTOBOT history? Or the greatest secret anywhere? You decide!
• 30th Anniversary Variant Cover by Ken Christiansen!

XFiles_YZ04_cvrAThe X-Files: Year Zero #4 (of 5)
Karl Kesel (w) • Vic Malhotra, Greg Scott (a) • Carlos Valenzuela (c)
Prophetic messages to the FBI from a mysterious “Mr. Zero” have convinced Mulder that it is the same otherworldly entity that led to the establishment of “the X-Files”!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

XFiles-S10_17-coverThe X-Files: Season 10 #17
Joe Harris (w) • Colin Lorimer (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)
“Immaculate,” Part 2 of 2: An abortion clinic bombing has led Scully and Mulder to investigate a right-wing extremist group helmed by a teenage girl who claims to hear the voice of God in her head. But her actions are far from heavenly… Plus, a special guest star you’ll never see coming!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Ask your retailer about the menton3 variant cover!
• Another horrific “Monster of the Month” issue!
• With a surprise guest star that you’ll never see coming!

V-Wars Blood & FireV-Wars: Blood and Fire
Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Sigler, Larry Correia, Joe McKinney, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, James A. Moore, Jonathan Maberry (w) • N/A (a & c)
It’s been one year since a virus triggered junk DNA and people all over the world started changing. Becoming something else. Craving blood. It’s been ten months since the word “vampire” stopped being something from old monster stories and Hollywood movies. It’s been six months since our world and theirs erupted into war. It’s been two months since an uneasy peace was signed. It’s been one hour since that peace was shattered. The war is here again. The vampire war. Our world will burn. Our world will bleed. When anyone can turn, when every street is a battlefield, there is nowhere to run.
HC • B&W • $24.99 • 360 pages • 6.25” x 9.375” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-027-8

Bullet points:
• All-new Prose stories from some of today’s best horror authors.