Thanks to IDW for their previews of titles coming your way Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. Included in this week’s books are the debut of ROBERT HEINLEIN’S CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY, a WINTERWORLD one-shot #0, the latest TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, a MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDS FOREVER issue by friend of the site Jeremy Whitley, and much more! After each solicit you’ll find a link that will take you to the PDF preview pages. Just check out the great books this week from IDW!


Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War!, Vol. 2
Ivan Cohen, Louise Simonson (w) • Paulina Ganucheau, Derek Charm (a) • Derek Charm (c)

The Super Secret Crisis War spreads into the worlds of Johnny Bravo, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Cow & Chicken, and Codename Kids Next Door!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-232-6
Bullet points:

• Collects all five one-shots!

Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War!, Vol. 2 Preview

Diamond Island
Max Winters, Joseph Kirsch (w) • Taylor Bills (a & c)

After discovering an ancient journal that tells of a distant island littered with rubies and gems, the lovable Richie Rockstein bids farewell to his family and heads out to uncover Diamond Island.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 220 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-196-1
Bullet points:

• All-ages fun with a heartwarming message!

NOTE: Preview pages for this title were not available at press time.

G.I. Joe #6
Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! COBRA stands tall, but will SCARLETT and her G.I. JOE team manage to turn the tables? Political intrigue collides head-on with military action as the darkest chapter in G.I. JOE history unfolds!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:
• Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War) and Steve Kurth (Ultimate Iron Man, AvX Consequences) continue their controversial run!

• Hard-hitting, real-world intrigue!

G.I. Joe #6 Preview

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #21

Chris Mowry (w) • Jeff Zornow (a & c)

The Trilopods arrive, and no monster is safe! As the Cryog Emperor unleashes an all-out assault on the planet, Lucy and Woods face their own dangers and their only hope for the future may lie in the monsters from the past.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

• Start of the latest, biggest storyline yet!

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #21 Preview

Monster Motors: The Curse of Minivan Helsing #1 (of 2)—SPOTLIGHT
Brian Lynch (w) • Nick Roche (a & c)

Transylvania, Kentucky is being overrun by Monster Motors! Vampire cars that suck gas from their victims! Lunar-powered werewolf vehicles that grow fangs and claws when the moon is full! Someone has to keep them all in check. Enter MINIVAN HELSING: four-wheeled monster-hunter.  It’s his job to hunt down the Monster Motors and bring them to justice.  His new target?  Genius Mechanic Vic Frankenstein and his Frankenride, a monstrous mac truck made from the parts of fallen cars and trucks!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

• Spinning out of last year’s acclaimed one-shot!

• Brian Lynch (Angel: After the Fall, Minions) and Nick Roche (Transformers, New Warriors) bring you the most famous monsters in the world, taken down an entirely new road

Monster Motors: The Curse of Minivan Helsing #1 Preview

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #14

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

When a dragon problem in Fillydelphia threatens to get out of hand, Luna enlists Spike’s help to find a peaceful solution. There are many suspects and no easy answers as both Spike and Luna must admit to personal shortcomings in order to find the true culprit.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

• Fan-favorites Princess Luna & Spike!

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #14 Preview

Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #2
Derek Charm, Sean E. Williams (w) • Charm, Paulina Ganucheau (a) • Charm (c)

The Powerpuff Girls’ inter-dimesional search for Dexter’s mutated sister Dee Dee has brought them to the doorstep of Courage the Cowardly Dog! But when they are mistaken for dog sitters, the Girls find themselves thrust into the disturbing nightmare that is Courage’s life. Plus, a Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends story—Bloo starts a “Small Club” while Wilt starts a “Tall Club” in response…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

• Variant cover by Lumberjane’s Brooke Allen!

• The Powerpuff Girls teamup with Courage the Cowardly Dog!

• Back-up story featuring Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #2 Preview

Robert Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy #1 (of 3)—SPOTLIGHT
Robert Lazaro & Eric Gignac (w) • Steve Erwin (a) • Gignac (c)

Just outside our galaxy the atrocities of slavery thrive, and young Thorby is just another orphaned boy sold at auction. But when he crosses paths with a mysterious crippled beggar, his destiny is forever changed. Citizen of the Galaxy is an interstellar action/adventure coming of age tale by the “Dean of Science Fiction”… Robert A. Heinlein!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

• An all-new series, based on a story by Robert A. Heinlein, creator of Starship Troopers!

• Based on the novel the New York Times called “better than 99 percent of the science-fiction adventures produced every year.”

Robert Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy #1 Preview

Shadow Show #4 (of 5)
Dave Eggers, Charles Yu, Mort Castle, Sam Weller (w) • Matthew Dow Smith, Christine Larsen, S L Gallant (a) • Christian Wildgoose (c)

In Shadow Show, acclaimed writers and artists come together to pay tribute to the work of the one and only Ray Bradbury! The stories featured include “Who Knocks,” written by Dave Eggers with art by Matthew Dow Smith, a classic horror tale about what lurks beneath the water; “Earth: A Gift Shop” by Charles Yu and Christine Larsen, about the future role of our planet as an intergalactic curio shop; and “Altenmoor, where the dogs dance” by Mort Castle and S L Gallant, where a young boy discovers the world that his grandfather wrote about in his fantasy novels.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

• A five-issue tribute to Ray Bradbury, featuring stories by some of the most notable names in the writing world!

• Coming next month: Alice Hoffman!

Shadow Show #4 Preview

Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story
Tom Waltz (w) • Tristan Jones (a & c)

In the 2012 hit video game Silent Hill Downpour, players were introduced to Anne Marie Cunningham, the enigmatic prison officer bent on bloody revenge against the game’s main protagonist, Murphy Pendleton. Now, at last, fans can learn what horrors Anne faced during her fateful journey through Silent Hill’s fog-shrouded streets… and what led her to the terrifyingly cursed town in the first place.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-228-9
Bullet points:

• “This comic is downright creepy.” –Coming Up Comics

NOTE: Preview pages for this title were not available at press time.

Star Trek: New Visions: “A Scent of Ghosts”
John Byrne (writer, artist & photo-manipulation)
John Byrne continues his new Star Trek photoplay adventures with “A Scent of Ghosts” and “Memoriam.” Past and Present collide, as the Enterprise takes aboard a special figure from Spock’s past, only to find themselves haunted by an mystery from years before. Plus, a sad farewell.

FC • 48 pages • $7.99
Bullet points:
•  Two all-new photo-stories!!

Star Trek: New Visions: “A Scent of Ghosts” Preview

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #3 (of 5)
Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Rachael Stott (a & c)

It’s the battle for the ages! Taylor has escaped the Planet of the Apes, and Captain Kirk must bring him back! Plus, the Klingon/Gorilla alliance makes its move against Dr. Zaius and Ape City!

FC • pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

• Each issue features an essay on Star Trek and Planet of the Apes by comedian and über-fan Dana Gould!

• “Gold Key”-style photo cover variant!

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #3 Preview

Transformers #38—Days of Deception
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)

THE ONYX INTERFACE! The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS face down human forces—and strange battlelines make for strange allies. Who will emerge with the ancient ENIGMA OF COMBINATION… and who will usher in the COMBINER WAR…?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

• All-out war in the wilderness!

• Will the Decepticons learn of the humans’ treachery?

• Wait, wait—did you say “the humans’ treachery”?


• Days of Deception continues!

• The stage is set for COMBINER WARS!

• Variant Cover by Jeffrey Veregge!

Transformers #38—Days of Deception Preview

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #38—Days of Deception
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

JOURNEY’S END! Across time, across space, from prewar Messatine to postwar CYBERTRON—it’s all been heading towards this—the moment when the fate of the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS is sealed. At the heart of it all: three killers, two outcomes… and one terrible, terrible choice.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

• Days of Deception continues!

• Variant Cover by Jeffrey Veregge!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #38 Preview

Transformers: Primacy
Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)

OPTIMUS PRIME vs. MEGATRON. AUTOBOTS vs. DECEPTICONS. At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set… now legends will be made. The war that would define a planet begins in earnest—and its revelations will shake the TRANSFORMERS’ world to the core!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-234-0
Bullet points:

• “This is a great new story arc for fans of any version of the Transformers.” –Geeked Out Nation

NOTE: Preview pages for this title were not available at press time.

Transformers Animated: The Complete Allspark Almanac
Jim Sorenson, Bill Forster (w) • Various (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
The Allspark Almanac is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind atlas to the amazing 2008 Animated series universe. Giving fans behind-the-scenes secrets directly from the show’s creators this volume is packed with full-color bios, character models, episode summaries, interviews, and more.

TPB • FC • $39.99 • 440 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-210-4
Bullet points:

• Collects both original volumes into one book!

NOTE: Preview pages for this title were not available at press time.

Winterworld #0—SPOTLIGHT
Chuck Dixon (w) • Tommy Lee Edwards (a & c)
Tommy Lee Edwards comes to chill in Winterworld! This grand comics auteur joins with Chuck Dixon to create a single issue story that tells us of Wynn’s life before she met Scully. This is the tale of one childhood that’s brutal and short. We learn how Wynn survived alone in the frozen world of the future at an age when most kids are entering pre-school. Find out how Wynn became one tough teenager in this special event issue!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

• Tommy Lee Edwards joins the Winterworld team for this very special, one-shot origin of Wynn!

Winterworld #0 Preview

X-Files: Year Zero
Karl Kesel  (w) • Vic Malhotra, Greg Scott (a) • Carlos Valenzuela (c)

When a blue-collar worker from New Jersey passes prophetic messages to the FBI from a mysterious “Mr. Zero,” Mulder is convinced it is the same otherworldly entity that contacted the FBI through a suburban housewife in the 1940s. This similarly named “Mr. Xero” pointed the FBI toward many unusual cases, leading to the establishment of “the X-Files”!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-236-4
Bullet points:

• “If you are a long time X-Phile, then X-Files: Year Zero is shaping up to be a wonderful ride.” –Adventures In Poor Taste

NOTE: Preview pages for this title were not available at press time.

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