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[Solicitations] IDW Publishing’s October 2019 Releases

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October 2019 Solicitations

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PopCultHQ looks at all of the comics releasing
from IDW Publishing in October 2019…

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #1 - 1:20 Retailer Incentive Variant

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #1 – 1:20 Retailer Incentive Variant

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #1

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artists: Francesco Francavilla, Megan Levens

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Francesco Francavilla
1:20 Retailer Incentive Variant: Derek Charm

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Return to Vader’s Castle for a spooky spin on your favorite villains from a galaxy far, far away…

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars Galaxy and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt—all under the shadow of Darth Vader!

Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott, with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire, Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones, Megan Levens, and Charles Paul Wilson III!

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #2

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artists: Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
Cover B: Kelley Jones
1:10 B&W Retailer Incentive Variant: Francesco Francavilla

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #3

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Francesco Francavilla, Nick Brokenshire

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
Cover B: Nick Brokenshire
1:10 B&W Retailer Incentive Variant: Francesco Francavilla

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #4

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artists: Francesco Francavilla, Nicoletta Baldari

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
Cover B: Nicoletta Baldari
1:10 B&W Retailer Incentive Variant: Francesco Francavilla

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #5 - Cover A
Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #5 - Cover A
Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #5 - B&W Retailer Incentive Variant
Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #5 - B&W Retailer Incentive Variant

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #5

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artists: Francesco Francavilla, Charles Paul Wilson III

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
Cover B: Charles Paul Wilson III
1:10 B&W Retailer Incentive Variant: Francesco Francavilla

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Motion Picture Slipcase

Writer: Alessandro Ferrari
Artists: Various

Box Art: TBD

TPB • FC • $54.99 • 360 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68405-665-1

Celebrate the concluding chapter of the Skywalker saga in this special box set collecting the graphic novel adaptations of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi. Perfect for readers of any age, this commemorative set is designed for collectors and purpose-built to accommodate your volume of The Rise of Skywalker at a later date.

Star Wars Adventures #27 - Cover A

Star Wars Adventures #27 – Cover A

Star Wars Adventures #27

Writers: John Barber, Michael Moreci
Artists: Derek Charm, Tony Fleecs

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Derek Charm
Cover B: Tony Fleecs
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Manuel Bracchi

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

In this first installment of a three-part story, the mighty Wookiees of Kashyyyk must defend their home against the armies of the evil First Order. Plus, in our second tale, R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 team up on a top-secret spy adventure for the Resistance.

The Journey to The Rise of Skywalker begins here!

Sonic the Hedgehog #22 - Cover A

Sonic the Hedgehog #22 – Cover A

Sonic the Hedgehog #22

Writer: Ian Flynn
Artist: Tracy Yardley

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Ryan Jampole
Cover B: Diana Skelly
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Nathalie Fourdraine

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

“The Last Minute,” Part Two!

As the Metal Virus spreads faster and faster, it’s getting harder for the Restoration to keep up… good thing they’ve got Amy Rose keeping relief efforts organized! Just as long as nothing happens to the Restoration base, everything will be… Oh… That might be a problem.

The second of three simultaneous adventures! Can Amy keep the Restoration and refugees from the Metal Virus safe? Someone’s trying to let Zombots in… but who?! Don’t miss the Halloween variant cover by Nathalie Fourdraine!

Sonic: Tangle & Whisper #4 - Cover A

Sonic: Tangle & Whisper #4 – Cover A

Sonic: Tangle & Whisper #4 (of 4)

Writer: Ian Flynn
Artist: Evan Stanley

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Evan Stanley
Cover B: Nathalie Fourdraine
1:10 Retailer Incentive Cover: Abigail Starling

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


This is it! Whisper’s ready to confront her old foe, and Tangle’s more than happy to back her up! Of course, if the bad guy knows he’s walking into a trap, he’s going to be prepared, right? Maybe this won’t be so easy, since he’s got a Badnik army backing him up!

The final fantastic issue of the first Sonic the Hedgehog mini-series in almost two decades! Collect the epic connecting covers by Evan Stanley, the amazing covers by fan-favorite Sonic artist Nathalie Fourdraine, and the RI by new-to-Sonic artist Abigail Starling!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #83

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #83

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #83

Writer: Thom Zahler
Artist: Kate Sherron

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Kate Sherron
Cover B: Sara Richard
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: JustaSuta

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Twilight Sparkle receives a mysterious message about a missing turtle! Only it’s not just any turtle—it’s the most famed of racing turtles, Silver Blaze! With friendship on the line, it’s up to Twilight and Spike (armed with deerstalker caps and capes) to solve the mystery before it’s too late!

Elementary, my dear fillies! It’s a brand-new Pony mystery to solve!

My Little Pony: The Feats of Friendship #3 - Retailer Incentive Variant

My Little Pony: The Feats of Friendship #3 – Retailer Incentive Variant

My Little Pony: The Feats of Friendship #3

Writer: Ian Flynn
Artist: Tony Fleecs

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Tony Fleecs
Cover B: JustaSuta
1:10 Retailer Incentive Cover: Katie O’Neill

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Feats of Friendship comes to a close! But with the Young Six fighting and Swift Foot egging them on, things don’t look good for their completing the fourth and final event—defeating a Hydra! Can friendship save the day, or will jealousy be the endgame?!

Marvel Action: Avengers: The Fear Eaters

Writer: Matthew K. Manning
Artist: Jon Sommariva

Cover Artist: Jon Sommariva

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 5-4/5” x 8-1/2”
ISBN: 978-1-68405-581-4

A new era of all-out Avengers action continues in these young reader friendly graphic novels! Heroes and villains alike prepare for an incoming threat from the cosmos! Will someone from Black Panther’s past be friend or foe? And what sinister plan is M.O.D.O.K. preparing?

Collects issues #7–9 of the Marvel Action: Avengers series.

Available in December.

Marvel Action: Avengers #10

Writer: Matthew K. Manning
Artist: Marcio Fiorito

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Jon Sommariva
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Luca Claretti

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

A.I.M. has taken over New York City and mind-controlled many of its strongest super heroes! A small band of heroes struggles to fight back… but will they be any match for the Yellow Hulk?!

The concluding storyline to the first phase of Marvel Action: Avengers!

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #3 - Cover A

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #3 – Cover A

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #3 (of 3)

Writer: Sam Maggs
Artist: Sweeney Boo

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Sweeney Boo
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Yasmin Montanez

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Go higher, further, and faster with Captain Marvel in this brand-new, all-ages adventure!

Carol Danvers may be good at working alone, but even Avengers need friends! With BFF Jessica Drew at her side and some backup from the only-slightly-dysfunctional-we-promise Guardians of the (freakin’) Galaxy, Carol gears up to take on the Kree Supreme Intelligence and save a whole planet’s worth of unsuspecting cat owners!

No Flerken out! It’s a claw-some ending to Carol’s Marvel Action debut!

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #11 - Cover A

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #11 – Cover A

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #11

Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Davidé Tinto

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Davidé Tinto
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Jonboy Meyers

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

A possible new Spider-Man has hit the scene, but this one is big, bad, and wreaking havoc all across the city. Now Peter must lead a desperate search for the one called “Venom.”

An exciting new arc featuring the Marvel Action debut of Venom!

Marvel Vault of Heroes: Hulk – Biggest & Best

Writer: Paul Benjamin
Artists: David Nakayama, Juan Santacruz,
Gary Martin, Mario Gully, and Steve Scott

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 288 pages • 5-4/5” x 8-1/2”
ISBN: 978-1-68405-661-3

Collecting the richest Marvel adventures for young readers!

Break into the history of Bruce Banner and his transformation into the HULK, and then read along as heroes like the Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, and Doctor Strange battle to protect Earth! They’ll face off against a rogues gallery of foes ranging from Radioactive Man, Dormammu, Terrax, Doc Samson, and even Juggernaut.

Collects Marvel Adventures Hulk Issues #1-12.

Marvel Solid Gold Super Heroes

Writer(s): TBD
Artists: Various

HC • FC • $49.99 • 224 pages • 9.5” x 12.5”
ISBN: 978-1-68405-541-8

Marvel’s amazing and fantastic heroes from the Golden Age of Comics punch Nazis and vanquish Fifth Columnists as we joyfully celebrate Marvel Comics’ 80th Anniversary!

Captain America, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner! PLUS a bountiful bevy of obscure heroes like Blazing Skull, Blonde Phantom, Terror, Sun Girl, Marvel Boy and… the yellow-costumed Whizzer! This stunning, ginormous-format coffee-table book is brought to you by the Yoe Books/IDW titanic team who gave you the rousingly acclaimed Super Weird Heroes books! True Believers, face front as we look back at the pulse-pounding super heroes who are the bodacious bedrock of the Mighty Marvel Universe!

Available in January 2020.

Disney Afternoon #7 - Cover A

Disney Afternoon #7 – Cover A

Disney Afternoon Giant #7

Writer: Ian Brill
Artists: James Silvani and Morgan Luthi

Cover Artist:
Cover A: Giorgio Cavazzano

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Two more classic stories await you in this latest issue! First up is chapter 3 of the epic Darkwing Duck story, “The Duck Knight Returns,” followed by another Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers adventure, “Ask a Ninja (To Stop Chasing Me).” That’s 48 pages of non-stop action, adventures, and web-footed intrigue—so don’t miss it!

DuckTales: Silence and Science #3 - Cover A
DuckTales: Silence and Science #3 - Cover A
DuckTales: Silence and Science #3 - Cover B
DuckTales: Silence and Science #3 - Cover B

DuckTales: Silence and Science #3 (of 3)

Writer: Steve Behling
Artists: Luca Usai and Gianfranco Florio

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Marco Ghiglione and Cristina Stella
Cover B: Marco Ghiglione and Cristina Stella
Retailer Incentive Variant: TBD

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Huey, Dewey, and Louie are excited to attend the Duckburg Science Fiction and Comic Convention, which happens to be going on at the exact same time as the Duckburg Froyo Convention. But will Launchpad be able to get the nephews there in time, or will factors beyond their control come into play? And, more importantly, who will get to be captain when they decide to cosplay their favorite sci-fi series, Space Battle Zero in the Year 5000? Find out in “Where No Duck Has Gone Before, Sort Of!”

Uncle Scrooge #50 - Cover A

Uncle Scrooge #50 – Cover A

Uncle Scrooge #50

Writers: Vito Stabile, Pietro B. Zemelo, and Silvia Gianatti
Artists: Frederico Franzo and Nico Picone

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Andrea Freccero
Retailer Incentive Variant: Andrea Freccero

FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Celebrate the 50th-issue milestone of IDW’s ongoing Uncle Scrooge title with the conclusion of the four-part story “Under Siege”! With the Beagle Boys and Magica De Spell causing no end of headaches for Uncle Scrooge and his friends and family, will the bad guys finally win—or will a little help come from some unexpected sources to turn the tide? Then, in “My Best Friend: Loyal for Life,” find out why Quackmore and Uncle Scrooge have such a strong and unwavering bond. That’s two stories highlighting everyone’s favorite miserly duck, so join in the fun with the citizens of Duckburg in a salute to Uncle Scrooge!

Special 50th issue of IDW’s ongoing Uncle Scrooge series!

Addams Family: The Bodies Issue

Writer: Zoe Quinn
Artist: Philip Murphy

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Philip Murphy
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: TBD

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

While searching the Addams library for the creepiest grimoire, Wednesday Addams discovers a mysterious tome that promises true empowerment to the young woman who wields it. Wednesday decides to complete the dark rituals hidden within this Eleventeen magazine—and achieve ultimate power.

A tie-in to the new Addams Family animated film, in theaters October 2019!

Transformers #14 - Cover A

Transformers #14 – Cover A

Transformers #14

Writer: Brian Ruckley
Artists: Anna Malkova & Beth McGuire-Smith

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Angel Hernandez
Cover B: Priscilla Tramontano
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Sara Pitre-Durocher

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Ascenticon Guard, Security Operations, and The Rise are caught in a three-way faceoff. Cybertron is teetering on the brink of chaos, but there is still hope for peace. And leading the way to restore that peace are the only bots that make sense: Megatron, Soundwave, and Starscream!

Transformers/Ghostbusters #5 - Cover A

Transformers/Ghostbusters #5 – Cover A

Transformers/Ghostbusters #5 (of 5)

Writer: Erik Burnham
Artist: Dan Schoening

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Dan Schoening
Cover B: Nick Roche
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Evan Stanley

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Out of the frying pan and into the fire! Starscream isn’t the only ghostly Decepticon in the universe—or on Earth. Megatron has manifested, he’s hungry for vengeance, and he’s not particular about what he has to destroy to get it! Autobots, Decepticons, and the Boys in Gray, too! The 35th anniversary celebration of TRANSFORMERS and Ghostbusters ends here!

Celebrating 35 years of these two legendary pop-culture franchises -TRANSFORMERS and Ghostbusters! The crossover three-and-half decades in the making! Featuring a brand-new Autobot—Ectotron—and other crossover surprises!

Transformers Galaxies #2

Writer: Tyler Bleszinski
Artist: Livio Ramondelli

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Livio Ramondelli
Cover B: Alex Milne
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Andrew Griffith

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


The Constructicons are training—they know their time is coming. They’re almost ready to stand at their once glorious height. They just need a sign and some energon. When a mysterious benefactor arrives promising to provide both, how can the Constructicons resist?

A spotlight on the Constructicons and their ultimate destructive form—Devastator!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #269 - Cover A

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #269 – Cover A

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #269

Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: Robert Atkins

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Robert Atkins
Cover B: Jamie Sullivan
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: John Royle

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

“SNAKE HUNT,” Part 4!

Cobra Commander wants a Snake Eyes of his own. The Joes have other ideas. It’ll take two armies to settle the dispute! It’s all hands on deck for both G.I. JOE and Cobra as living legend Larry Hama and fan-favorite Robert Atkins continue their massive 10-issue event… featuring EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF G.I. JOE!

Usagi Yojimbo #5

Writer: Stan Sakai
Artist: Stan Sakai

Cover Artist: Stan Sakai

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Usagi has been retained as a bodyguard to writer Lady Mura as she escapes her powerful, abusive husband. However, he is cornered in a dilemma when duty and honor conflicts with bushido, the rigid code of the samurai. Can only tragedy come of his decision?

G.I. JOE #2

Writer: Paul Allor
Artist: Chris Evenhuis

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Chris Evenhuis
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Karl Moline

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

With Cobra ascendant across the globe, the G.I. Joe program takes on new recruits to fight back. Are the recruits, everyday people determined to fight for their country, ready for the realities of war? Or will Cobra root out and destroy the initiative before it has a chance to launch?

TMNT: Urban Legends #18 - Cover A

TMNT: Urban Legends #18 – Cover A

TMNT: Urban Legends #18

Writer: Gary Carlson
Artist: Frank Fosco

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Frank Fosco
Cover B: Frank Fosco & Erik Larsen
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Kevin Eastman

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Leonardo gets in over his head when he comes face-to-face with an old foe: King Komodo! Will he escape the encounter unscathed? Will Leatherhead come to his aid? And where are his brothers when he needs ‘em?!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, Vol. 10

Writers: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Ian Flynn,
Bobby Curnow, Matthew K. Manning, and more

Artists: Cory Smith, Dan Schoening, Dave Wachter,
Pablo Tunica, Adam Gorham, and more

Cover Artist: Dan Duncan

HC • FC • $49.99 • 384 pages • 7” x 11”
ISBN: 978-1-68405-590-6

Turtles… in space! Krang is set to go on trial in Dimension X, but he has hired the cybernetic assassin Hakk-R to eliminate the witnesses set to testify against him. Meanwhile, the Turtles race to different planets in Dimension X to escort the witnesses to safety before Hakk-R gets to them first! Then, an enemy from Master Splinter’s past is back and hungry for revenge. To get it, he’ll summon the most dangerous foe that the Turtles have ever encountered—the Collectors, shape-shifting demons that can pass through dimensions at will and cannot be stopped once they have been summoned to harvest a soul. To save themselves, the Turtles team up with the Ghostbusters, the only people who have ever faced the Collectors and lived to tell the tale.

Collects Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe issues #19–20, issues #73–75 of the ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, the Dimension X miniseries, and the TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 crossover miniseries.

Available in January 2020.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #99 - Cover A

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #99 – Cover A

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #99

Writers: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman
Artist: Dave Wachter

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Dave Wachter
Cover B: Kevin Eastman
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Valerio Schiti

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

City at War, Part 7.

New York City descends into chaos after the unthinkable events of the last issue! Bishop is relentless in his pursuit, and a final showdown between Donatello and Metalhead will prove explosive!

The penultimate chapter of “City at War”!

Napoleon Dynamite #2 - Cover A

Napoleon Dynamite #2 – Cover A

Napoleon Dynamite #2 (of 4)

Writers: Carlos Guzman-Verdugo & Alejandro Verdugo
Artist: Jorge Monlongo

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Sara Richard
Cover B: Photo Variant
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Jorge Monlongo

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Napoleon Dynamite faces a tough challenge: with his best friend accused of rigging the student election, can he prove Pedro’s innocence and turn public opinion in their favor? Or will he only make things worse by blaming the mole men for everything?

The cult classic comedy continues—in comic book form! SWEET!

A fan-favorite character comes back to Preston, Idaho. GEEZ!




Writer: Chris Ryall
Artists: Luca Pizzari, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Luca Pizzari
Cover B: Corin Howell
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

The return of Rom!

“Inhumanauts,” Part 1:

In 1969, two American astronauts became the first humans to set foot on Earth’s moon… but they found something inhuman waiting for them! With Rom the Spaceknight nowhere in sight, can even the Earth Corp help prevent one giant leap for Wraithkind? Plus! Find out where Rom is in a special back-up story with art by Guy Dorian Sr. and Rom legend Sal Buscema!

Magic: The Gathering: Chandra – Trials of Alara #3 (of 4)

Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Eric Koda

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Eric Koda
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Eric Koda

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Chandra and Jace’s trek continues as they guide the Bant refugees through hostile territory. With a whole host of Alaran threats bearing down on them, the mind mage takes extreme measures to give the caravan a fighting chance. Whether he succeeds or not, Chandra will have to shoulder the mantle of leadership alone. Will any of it make a difference?

A new Magic: The Gathering card set also hits stores in October.

Starcadia Quest #3 - Cover A

Starcadia Quest #3 – Cover A

Starcadia Quest #3 (of 3)

Writer: James Roberts
Artist: Aurelio Mazzara

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Aurelio Mazzara
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Nicoletta Baldari

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Everything’s going right for Starkid and the Solaris crew’s first QWST! They’re on the wrong planet, doing a totally unrelated mission, surrounded by robots, and a massive armada led by the Starcadia Alliance’s worst enemy just showed up—which actually kinda works out great! Well… if they live through all those bad parts! The hilarious and action-packed QWST concludes!

A new YA science-fiction epic written by James Roberts (Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Transformers: Lost Light) based on the hit board game from CMON Games. Robots and space armadas and teddy bears, oh my!

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1 - Cover A
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1 - Cover A
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1 - Photo Cover
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1 - Photo Cover

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1 (of 4)

Writer: Denton J. Tipton
Artist: Kagan McLeod

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Kagan McLeod
Cover B: Photo Variant
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Kagan McLeod
(Cobra Kai Skeleton Costume Halloween cover)
1:20 Retailer Incentive Variant: TBD
(Cobra Kai Dojo Logo cover)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


See The Karate Kid in a whole new light in this retelling through the eyes of Johnny Lawrence, two-time All Valley Tournament Champion. When the new kid makes moves on the girl that broke Johnny’s heart, he vows to settle the score and win back her love. Or so goes the story Sensei Lawrence tells his students nearly 35 years later. Written by Denton J. Tipton (X-Files) and illustrated by Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu). Based on the hit YouTube Original series Cobra Kai!

The classic Karate Kid movie story told for the first time from Johnny Lawrence’s POV! Each issue features exciting variant cover art with photos of the cast and other iconic images!

Star Trek: Discovery: Aftermath #3 - Cover A

Star Trek: Discovery: Aftermath #3 – Cover A

Star Trek: Discovery: Aftermath #3 (of 3)

Writers: Kirsten Beyer & Mike Johnson
Artist: Tony Shasteen

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Angel Hernandez
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Photo Cover

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

You saw the stunning conclusion of the second season of Star Trek: Discovery—now prepare yourselves for the ending of the Aftermath! With the fragile peace between the Klingons and the Federation hanging by a thread, Spock, Captain Pike, and Chancellor L’Rell make a last stand against the forces threatening to ignite a new galactic war!

The thrilling conclusion of the miniseries that ties directly into season two of the hit CBS All Access show!

Star Trek: Year Five #7 - Cover A

Star Trek: Year Five #7 – Cover A

Star Trek: Year Five #7

Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Artist: Stephen Thompson

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Stephen Thompson
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: J.J. Lendl

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Just as the crew is finally able to communicate with their Tholian passenger, the Enterprise runs into a new obstacle—a Tholian web! But as the crew works with other trapped ships to figure out how to escape, new questions about what the Tholian Assembly is planning darken the horizon.

A continuing series about the end of the Five-Year Mission, the classic crew is back in all-new stories featuring your favorite characters from the Original Series!

Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke - Cover A

Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke – Cover A

Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke

Writer: Paul Allor
Artist: J.K. Woodward

Cover Artists:
Cover A: J.K. Woodward
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: George Caltsoudas

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Stranded far from the ruins of the Terran Empire, Captain Janeway of the rebel ship Voyager has crowned herself Pirate Queen of the Delta Quadrant! Of course, the locals won’t give in without a fight—especially not scavengers Neelix and Kes. And who is this apparent Terran who calls herself Annika Hansen? Find out in Mirror Voyager’s amazing comic book debut!

Get your first ever look at Mirror Voyager and its crew in their comic debut, fully painted by Mirror Broken artist J.K. Woodward!

Joe Hill: The Graphic Novel Collection

Writers: Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella
Artists: Zach Howard, Nelson Daniel, Vic Malhotra,
Nat Jones, Charles Paul Wilson III

Cover Artist: Shane Pierce

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 384 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68405-493-0

Get into the mind of the bestselling author with these five graphic novels, spanning from straight up horror to psychological thriller!

New York Times Bestseller Joe Hill is the creative force behind this collection of graphic novels that showcase the world-building and bone-chilling talents of the famed Locke & Key co-creator. This softcover edition includes: The Cape, illustrated by Zach Howard; The Cape: 1969, illustrated by Nelson Dániel; Thumbprint, illustrated by Vic Malhotra; Kodiak, illustrated by Nat Jones; and Wraith, illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III.

Available in December.

Locke and Key: Nailed It

Writer: Joe Hill
Artist: Gabriel Rodríguez

Cover Artist: Jay Fotos

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

In 2013, the Locke family saga came to a close. Or did it?

Some doors, once closed, can never be opened again. While others shouldn’t be reopened ever again…

Please join us for a return to the Locke & Key mythos with a new story by series creators Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodríguez, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the Locke and Key TV series and a 5-page preview of an all-new series by Joe Hill and Martin Simmonds!

Canto #5 (of 6)

Writer: David M. Booher
Artist: Drew Zucker

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Drew Zucker
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Ben Bishop

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Death from above! The Emerald Tower and the Shrouded Man are within reach, but three vicious Furies block Canto’s way. Canto battles them bravely with his ax, but can he fight them… in his mind?

Star Pig #4 - Cover A

Star Pig #4 – Cover A

Star Pig #4 (of 4)

Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Francesco Gaston

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Sara Richard
1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant: Francesco Gaston

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Vess has been stranded in space, saved by a gigantic tardigrade, escaped an obsessed sentient cloud, and swept off her feet by an alien doctor. Yet somehow, things are about to get even weirder!

From the mind of New York Times bestseller Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Marvel Action: Spider-Man) comes an inventive story about loss and resiliency. Nostalgia-tinged humor, perfect for fans of Saga and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Mountainhead #3 - Cover A

Mountainhead #3 – Cover A

Mountainhead #3 (of 5)

Writer: John Lees
Artist: Ryan Lee

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Ryan Lee
Retailer Incentive Variant: Alex Cormack

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Everything in Mountainhead has been building to this chapter! On the road to Canada, a driver makes an ill-fated roadside stop. In Braeriach, the townsfolk are behaving strangely, animals are disappearing, and Theo Halbot seeks to share some good news with his family. And in the skies over Mount Rector, a storm is brewing. In this pivotal, must-read issue, secrets are revealed, blood is spilled… and the other shoe drops. Don’t miss the comic everyone will be talking about!

If you thought the previous issues were creepy, wait until you read this one!

Pandemica #2 - Cover A

Pandemica #2 – Cover A

Pandemica #2 (of 5)

Writer: Jonathan Maberry
Artist: Alex Sanchez

Cover Artist:
Cover A: Alex Sanchez
Retailer Incentive Variant: Alex Sanchez

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

“Sick Things.”

The ethnic genocide bioweapons have been released. People are dying in the streets… but there are worse things than death. Designer pandemics are colliding and mutating, pushing humanity to the edge of permanent darkness. One child holds the key to human survival or extinction, and everyone is hunting for her.

From the New York Times Best-Selling author of V-Wars, Rot & Ruin, and Patient Zero!

Gears of War Omnibus, Vol. 2

Writers: Karen Traviss, Joshua Ortega
Artists: Pop Mhan, Leonardo Manco, Colin Wilson

Cover Artist: Leonardo Manco

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 256 pages • 6” x 9”
ISBN: 978-1-68405-575-3

Two Gears of War comic book series are collected in this special omnibus edition. First, as the Pendulum Wars rage on, Marcus Fenix and his right-hand man Dominic Santiago are deployed on their first military tour and must endure the harsh reality of battle, loss, and the waning hope of victory. Then, in the “Dirty Little Secrets” miniseries, follow Marcus and the rest of Delta Squad as they fight to defend the last of humanity.

Collects issues #14-24 of the DC Comics series.

Available in December.

Dungeons & Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure

Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Max Dunbar, Nelson Daniel, Netho Diaz

Cover Artist: Hydro74

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 344 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68405-275-2

Go beyond your tabletop campaign—or fuel it with new material—in this trio of immersive adventures set in the boundless world of the Forgotten Realms.

A new generation of heroes, led by a revived Minsc and Boo, rises to protect Baldur’s Gate, but they’ll soon find themselves fighting evil forces throughout the Realms and beyond. Whether they’re stopping a plot by the Cult of the Dragon to destroy the city; escaping from the endless night of Ravenloft in the Demiplane of Dread; or facing down frost-giant raiding parties in the frigid Spine of the World, the action never stops! GO FOR THE EYES, BOO!

Collects Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate, Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire, and Dungeons and Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury.

Available in December.

Jericho Seasons 3 & 4

Writers: Dan Shotz, Robert Levine,
Matthew Federman, Jason M. Burns, Kalinda Vazquez

Artists: Matt Merhoff, Alejandro F. Giraldo,
Andrew Currie, Erfan Fajar, Claudia Balboni

Cover Artist: Jason Moore

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 272 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68405-491-6

Overseen by the original writing staff of the television series, a whole new chapter of stories is told in the show’s official continuity, picking up where the Season 2 cliffhanger ended!

Jake Green and Robert Hawkins are safe in Texas with the last remaining bomb from the original attack. Then, from amidst the chaos, they’re contacted by John Smith, the mastermind behind the first 23 bombings, seeking aid. As the army of the Allied States of America bears down on them, they must decide whether to side with their former enemy or fight an even greater one…

Available in December.

Steve Canyon, Vol. 10: 1965-1966

Writer: Milton Caniff
Artist: Milton Caniff

Cover Artist: Milton Caniff

HC • PC • $49.99 • 336 pages • 11” x 8-1/2”
ISBN: 978-1-68405-589-0

Shades of Terry and the Pirates! Steve roams the Far East in Volume 10, learning that politics makes strange bedfellows as he first teams up with Cheetah in Taiwan, then goes undercover in Hanoi to rescue “Herself” Muldoon! In between, he encounters another femme fatale from his past, now harrying the Hong Kong waters under the nom de guerre “Madame Hook.” Sports are also prominent, as gangsters squeeze Poteet and Shaky Blopp in order to get points shaved on the basketball court. Steve races to stop a Communist plot to drop an atomic bomb on a football stadium (!), and baseball works its magic to save the day—and an old friend—in far-off Mahnay.

Milton Caniff is synonymous with adventure and spine-tingling excitement, and they’re on display throughout Steve Canyon, Volume 10.

Available in January 2020.

For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 4

Writer: Lynn Johnston
Artist: Lynn Johnston

Cover Artist: Lynn Johnston

HC • PC • $49.99 • 544 pages • 11” x 8-1/2”
ISBN: 978-1-68405-585-2

This volume includes the story that earned Lynn Johnston a Pulitzer Prize nomination. The ‘90s start with a bang for the Pattersons when Elly finds out she is pregnant! Follow April Patterson as she grows from a toddler to a three-year-old, all in this single volume—but that isn’t all the excitement in the house, especially when there is a teenager around. Michael gets his first summer job, a steady girlfriend, and a driver’s license—if he passes the test. Adolescence is just as challenging for Elizabeth, who navigates middle school, learns to cope with the stigma of wearing glasses, and is peer-pressured into smoking a cigarette! Meanwhile, John succumbs to his (first) mid-life crisis when he buys his first model train.

The highlight of this collection, however, is Lawrence’s coming out story, a tender and compassionate tale of gender identity and acceptance for which Lynn was deservedly nominated for the newspaper industry’s top honor. Includes every comic strip from December 10, 1989 to April 24, 1993.

Available in January 2020.

Love and Other Weird Things

Writer: Rich Sparks
Artist: Rich Sparks

Cover Artist: Rich Sparks

TPB • B&W • $14.99 • 152 pages • 8” x 6”
ISBN: 978-1-68405-579-1

The world can always use a laugh. But today, the world could really use these laughs in this collection of comic strips and panel cartoons.

Love and Other Weird Things is a cartoon collection by soon-to-be-household-name-if-there’s-any-justice-in-this-world Rich Sparks. The cast of characters seem innocuous enough: foul-mouthed animals, Paul Bunyan, eccentric women, men in their skivvies. But the situations give Monty Python a run for their money. And the juxtapositions—good heavens! Sparks has been published in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, American Bystander, Weekly Humorist, and many other publications. Now he breaks out on his own with approximately 150 bizarre but sweet (seriously? Somebody needs to check the definition of sweet.) but also really funny cartoons.

Available in December.

Lupus (Top Shelf)

Writer: Frederik Peeters
Artist: Frederik Peeters

Cover Artist: Frederik Peeters

TPB • B&W • $29.99 • 392 pages • 8-7/10” x 11-2/5”
ISBN: 978-1-60309-459-7

Lupus Lablennorre is a man on the run. Like a cosmic Odysseus, he wanders from planet to planet, haunted by his past and orbiting around a woman. It starts as a fishing trip with his ex-military pal Tony. Their lifelong friendship has started to feel different lately, and not just because of the drugs. Picking up Sanaa, a wealthy and mysterious runaway, only complicates the situation. When tragedy strikes and they’re forced to flee, new worlds await with many ways to disappear. But Lupus will find that the tendrils of friendship, love, and family are not so easily severed. Armed with astonishingly expressive brushwork and a dreamy, intimate narrative, Frederick Peeters drifts on the solar winds to a new understanding of memory, guilt, isolation, and connection.

Award-winning Swiss graphic novelist Frederik Peeters (Blue Pills) soars to new heights with an existential interplanetary epic that never strays far from the human heart.

Star Wars Artisan Edition

Artists: Walter Simonson, Michael Golden, and more (additional art)

SC • BW • $49.99 • 160 pages • 8” x 12”
ISBN: 978-1-68405-597-5

In 1977, the same year the film was released, Marvel Comics launched Star Wars as a comic book. Adapted by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin, the comic series ignited the imaginations of countless readers across the globe, becoming part of the phenomenon that was spawned by George Lucas’ smash-hit and record-breaking film!

The Star Wars Artisan Edition is an art book collecting more than 100 pages from the earliest stories, many from the first 10 issues, and each page has been painstakingly scanned from the original art. While appearing to be in black and white, the pages are printed in color, allowing the reader a rare glimpse of what original art looks like—complete with blue pencil notations, corrections, white-out—all the little nuances that make a page of original comic art unique. Besides Howard Chaykin, pages by comic legends Walter Simonson and Michael Golden are also included in this volume. As an added bonus, there is a beautiful foldout of Howard Chaykin’s gorgeous Star Wars painting that was used to announce the film at the 1976 San Diego Comic Convention.

This is one book no Star Wars aficionado can afford to miss!

AE Resolicits

EC Comics were arguably the best line of comics ever. This month we showcase some of the best stories ever produced in the form!

Best of EC Comics Artist’s Edition, Vol. 1: HC
B&W • PI • 160 pages • 15” x 22” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-650-6

Best of EC Comics Artist’s Edition, Vol. 2: HC
B&W • PI • 176 pages • 15” x 22” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-291-3

Jack Davis EC Stories Artist’s Edition: HC
B&W • PI • 160 pages • 15” x 22” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-632-2

Graham Ingels EC Stories Artist’s Edition: HC
B&W • PI • 152 pages • 15” x 22” • ISBN: 9781-63140-496-2

Publisher – IDW Publishing






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