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Transformers: The Movie Adaptation #1
Kris Oprisko (w)
Alex Milne (a)

Kicking off a month-long spectacular event to celebrate the July 4 opening of the big-screen TRANSFORMERS movie! The official adaptation of Transformers: The Movie picks up directly where the Movie Prequel leaves off—the TRANSFORMERS’ brutal war has come to Earth and perhaps our only chance for survival may be with the young boy who just might hold the key to ending the war forever. Each issue of the adaptation will offer 32 ad-free pages and include concept art, interviews, and additional never-before-seen material. Subsequent issues of the official adaptation of Transformers: The Movie will be released on a weekly schedule throughout the month of June. Issue 1 features a special wraparound cover by interior artist Alex Milne (The Transformers: Megatron Origin)! Issue 1 will be in stores on June 6.

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FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Transformers: The Movie Adaptation #2
Kris Oprisko (w)
Alex Milne (a)

The special movie adaptation continues with issue 2 in stores on June 13!

FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Transformers: The Movie Adaptation #3
Kris Oprisko (w)
Alex Milne (a)

The special movie adaptation continues with issue 3 in stores on June 20!

FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Transformers: The Movie Adaptation #4
Kris Oprisko (w)
Alex Milne (a)

The special movie adaptation concludes with issue 4 in stores on June 27!

FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

TF_Prequel_CVR.jpgTransformers: The Movie Prequel TPB
Simon Furman, Chris Ryall (w)
Don Figueroa (a)

The live-action Transformers movie is finally upon us! But the spectacle unfolding on the big screen isn’t the whole story. Read the beginning of the story right here! In this four-part prequel to the film, travel from CYBERTRON to Earth as we see for the first time what momentous events led to the TRANSFORMERS bringing their war to our world.

TPB • FC • 120 pages • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-066-6

TF_BEST_OF_SIMON.jpgTransformers: The Best of Simon Furman HC
Simon Furman (w)
Don Figueroa, Geoff Senior, more (a)
Don Figueroa (c)

This career-spanning hardcover looks at legendary Transformers writer Simon Furman’s amazing output throughout the two decades he’s worked on the ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, from his earliest beginnings through his current work. This collection compiles his U.K. work from 1985 through his G2 and War Within comics to his present IDW comics work and beyond! The premiere presentation of Simon’s immense body of work.

HC w/ Dustjacket • FC • 272 pages • 12.5” x 8.125” • $50.00 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-058-1

TFMagazine1.jpgThe Transformers Magazine #1
Furman, Budiansky, Mick (w)
Don Figueroa, Jose Delbo (a)
Robby Musso (c)

Hearkening back to the great b&w comic book magazines of yesteryear, this debut magazine offers three classic tales from three different eras—spanning THE TRANSFORMERS’ amazing run of over twenty years. This special 8-1/2″ x 11″ magazine format contains stories from the early Marvel days (issue #42, “People Power”), days to the Dreamwave (Generation 1, Vol. 3, #1) adventures to the all-new chapters of TRANSFORMERS lore from IDW (Stormbringer #1), all underneath a brand-new cover from artist Robby Musso (Transformers Spotlight: Ultra Magnus). This collection is a true treasure for long time fans as well as an excellent introduction for new fans.

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$7.99 • B&W • 8-1/2 x 11 • 72 pages

The Transformers: Target 2006 #3 (of 6)
Simon Furman (w)
Jeff Anderson, Will Simpson (a)
Nick Roche, retro art (c)

The special reprint of this beloved U.K. TRANSFORMERS tale continues here with two new chapters in one comic! On CYBERTON, the WRECKERS continue to train for Operation Volcano. STARSCREAM is shocked with the discovery of MEGATRON’s new and unlikely alliance with the AUTOBOTS. And GALVATRON reveals a secret to JAZZ. Writer Simon Furman and artists Jeff Anderson and Will Simpson continue this epic tale. Nick Roche once again provides an all-new cover re-creating a classic scene from the issue!

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FC • 32 pages • $3.99

ej_escalationtpb.jpgThe Transformers: Escalation TPB
Simon Furman (w)
E.J. Su (a)

The saga of the Transformers’ secret war on Earth—begun in The Transformers: Infiltration—continues with Phase Two: Escalation. With the monumental menaces of MEGATRON and Ore-13 looming, the AUTOBOTS could be forgiven for thinking things couldn’t get much worse. But, as OPTIMUS PRIME musters his response to the mounting threat, the Machination strikes—with shocking and tragic consequences! Simon Furman and E.J. Su present the next chapter of their masterful TRANSFORMERS tale.

TPB • FC • 152 pages • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-084-0

TF_SPOT_TPBCVR.jpgThe Transformers Spotlight TPB
Simon Furman (w)
Robby Musso, Nick Roche, M.D. Bright, Rob Ruffolo (a)

Collecting a series of five one-shots focusing on some of the best-loved (or loathed) characters from the TRANSFORMERS Universe–HOT ROD, SIXSHOT, SHOCKWAVE, NIGHTBEAT, and ULTRA MAGNUS. Each Spotlight is written by long-time Transformers scribe Simon Furman, whose words accompany artwork by the likes of Nick Roche, M.D. Bright, Rob Ruffolo and Robby Musso.

TPB • FC • 136 pages • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-068-0

SpikeSP1_cover.jpgSpikeSP1_coverB.jpgSpike: Shadow Puppets #1
Brian Lynch (w)
Franco Urru (a)
Urru, David Messina (c)

Angel once put a stop to an evil children’s show, but not before being turned into a puppet during his fight. Now, fresh out of the Asylum, it’s Spike’s turn! Writer Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru (Spike: Asylum) reunite for a miniseries that sees Spike and Lorne heading off to Japan to stop the latest Japanese kids’ show… Smile Time! Will they become “puppetized” themselves? And along the way, find themselves in a fight with hundreds of ninja-puppets, reuniting with fellow Asylum inmates, and be at extreme odds with one other? We’re not telling (but, um, yes)! Fellow Angel-ofile David Messina (Angel: Auld Lang Syne) provides a cover of puppety variance, too!

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FC • 32 pages • $3.99

SPIKE-PREMIERE_CVR.jpgSpike: Premiere Edition HC
Peter David, Brian Lynch, Scott Tipton (w)
Joe Corroney, Franco Urru, Fernando Goni (a)

Wisecracking, skull-smashing Spike is out on his own in this oversize Premiere hardcover collection from IDW. Whether he’s chasing Dracula through the ages (Spike vs. Dracula), investigating an unusual “treatment” center (Spike: Asylum) or just mixing it up with his old enemies (Spike: Old Times, Spike: Old Wounds, Spike: Lost & Found), Spike keeps his cool—and it shows. Presented in a special oversized format for the first time, this collector’s edition is sure to make the Spike fans in your life “vamp out” all over again.

HC w/ Dustjacket • FC • 384 pages • 12.5” x 8.125”• $75.00 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-083-3

angelALStpb.jpgAngel: Auld Lang Syne TPB
Scott Tipton (w)
David Messina (a & c)

While tracking a mysterious cult in Los Angeles in hopes of solving a kidnapping, Angel Finds himself face to face with some familiar faces—faces he shouldn’t be seeing! As if that isn’t confusing enough to our embattled vampire with a soul, what is Spike doing lurking around in the shadows? Find out for yourself in this collection featuring the greatest head-to-head Angel/Spike battle ever! From writer Scott Tipton and David Messina, the creative team on Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell!

TPB • FC • 128 pages • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-063-5

FA17CoverInProgressCorroney.jpgFallen Angel #17
Peter David (w)
Joe Corroney (a)
Corroney, Billy Tucci (c)

Presenting the first chapter of a special two-part tale guest-starring Billy Tucci’s popular character, Shi! To make this book even more special, the comic will be presented as a flip-book, with the story presented from Fallen Angel’s perspective on one side, and Shi’s on the other. And wait, there’s more—illustrating Shi, the Sohei Warrior’s chapter is Shi creator Tucci himself! Handling art duties on Angel’s chapter is special guest-artist Joe Corroney (Spike vs. Dracula). And it’s all wrangled together by writer Peter David, with full input from Tucci. When Shi comes to Bete Noire looking for vengeance, you can bet her appearance isn’t going to go unnoticed by Fallen Angel…

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FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Star Trek: Klingons: Blood Will Tell #3
Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w)
David Messina (a)
Messina, Joe Corroney (c)

They say history is written by the victors: Blood Will Tell continues its look at the other side of the coin in the battle between Starfleet and the Klingons! Still struggling against the treaty with the Federation, the Klingon Empire looks for a new way to conquer: behind the scenes, one planet at a time. Can a single Klingon tame a world? Commander Krell aims to try! From the creative team that brought you Angel: Auld Lang Syne.

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FC • 32 pages • $3.99

TNG6CoverInProgressCorroney.jpgStar Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between #6
David Tischman (w)
Casey Malone (a)
Joe Corroney, Photo (c)

Jean-Luc Picard has always been an explorer, traveling the galaxy to seek out new life and new civilizations, but after seven years as captain of the Enterprise, he makes a startling discovery—scientific information from the Enterprise’s mission logs has been used to develop deadly weapons systems. Is Starfleet involved? And if so, how high does the conspiracy go? Ignoring direct orders from his superiors, Picard launches an all-out offensive on the secret base where these weapons are stored. Picard is not about to see his mission perverted for military use and strategic control. Five single-issue stories come together in the explosive, action-filled conclusion of “The Space Between,” IDW’s hit Star Trek: The Next Generation mini-series.

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FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Tank Girl: The Gifting #2
Alan C. Martin (w)
Ashley Wood (a & c)

As the spring of 2007 rolls softly into the summer of 2007, I hear you asking, “How can this year get any better?” But it can, my friend, with one simple purchase—Tank Girl: The Gifting #2. A perfect blend of the sublime and the ridiculous, brought to you by Tank Girl writer and Co-creator Alan C. Martin and the format-smashing, antipodean wunderkind artist Ashley Wood. Featuring the first part of the epic “The Innocent Die First,” the concluding installment of the cryptic Booga tale, “The XZ-38,” and a cracking pin-up of bonkers beauty Barney, too.

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FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Tank Girl © 2007 Hewlett and Martin. All Rights Reserved.

Ashley Wood’s 48 Nude Girls
Ashley Wood (a & c)

Ashley Wood is proud to present 48 all-new drawings… or should we say “all-nude” drawings? That’s right, this title ain’t just hyperbole, folks. So if you prefer your art to be clothing-free, this one’s for you! Soft-bound in an attractive 11″ x 11″ format, you can finally add some more Wood to your collection.

FC • 48 pages • 11” x 11” • $11.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-098-7

Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty #9
Alex Garner (w)
Rufus Dayglo & Ashley Wood (a)
Ashley Wood (c)

Sometimes, even a worst-case-scenario can deteriorate—and that’s exactly what happens to Raiden in the ninth installment of Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty. Being betrayed by his idol Solid Snake is bad enough, but then he falls into the clutches of Solidus and later learns the terrible truth behind Colonel Campbell and Foxhound. Is there any hope of Raiden salvaging his mission?

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FC • 32 pages • $3.99

30DaysEnS2_cover.jpg30 Days of Night: Eben and Stella #2
Steve Niles, Kelly Sue DeConnick (w)
Justin Randall (a & c)

As we get closer to October’s release of the 30 Days of Night film, Eben and Stella have returned. Stella thought she was just boosting a car from some punk vampire and now she finds herself in an untenable parental role. But to who, or what? Even worse, Eben is being used to create a whole new breed of modern bloodsuckers. Featuring art by Aussie newcomer Justin Randall, hand-picked for the gig by Ben Templesmith himself!

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FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IAL_cover_NEW.jpgRichard Matheson’s I Am Legend
Steve Niles (w)
Elman Brown (a)

Richard Matheson’s classic novel of fear and vampirism—the tale of the last human on an Earth overrun by the undead—is going to be a major motion picture starring Will Smith this Winter. But if you want to see an illustrated version of Matheson’s story as he originally wrote it, writer Steve Niles and artist Elman Brown deliver a faithful and terrifying adaptation. This special new printing comes complete with a new cover, too.

TPB • B&W • 244 pages • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-086-4

Sable7b.jpgThe Complete Jon Sable Freelance, Vol. 7
Mike Grell (w & a)

Continuing the re-presentation of the entire saga of Mike Grell’s classic character, Jon Sable, Freelance. This seventh collection delves deeper in creator Mike Grell’s First Comics run, featuring issues 34-39, where Sable encounters white slavers, travels back to Africa, and more.

TPB • FC • 168 pages • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-045-1

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. April 3, 2007 at 7:21 am — Reply

    I was confused for a moment by the Hot Rod image above… It’s a shame that he had to be demoted back to schmucko after his short run as Prime Autobot, just ’cause Optimus had the poor form to get all resurrected and silver and junk…

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