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IDW Publishing has released the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in October 2007. Beowulf looks strong, and there is plenty Transformers and 30 Days of Night stuff to keep you busy.

Beowolf_1_MarkANelson.jpgBeowulf #1
Chris Ryall (w)
Gabriel Rodriguez (a)
Mark A. Nelson (c)

Presenting a special month-long celebration of the release of November’s big-screen retelling of the epic poem from filmmakers Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary, and Robert Zemeckis! In the sixth century, the warrior Beowulf must do battle with the monster Grendel as well as Grendel’s mother and a dragon who has a personal connection to the Scandinavian warrior. Adapted by Chris Ryall and Gabriel Rodriguez (Clive Barker’s The Great and Secret Show), this four-part adaptation will be released weekly throughout the month of October.

FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Beowulf #2
Chris Ryall (w)
Gabriel Rodriguez (a)
Mark A. Nelson (c)

The special movie adaptation continues with issue 2 in stores one week after issue 1!

FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Beowulf #3
Chris Ryall (w)
Gabriel Rodriguez (a)
Mark A. Nelson (c)

The special movie adaptation continues with issue 3 in stores one week after issue 2!

FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Beowulf #4
Simon Furman (w)
Don Figueroa (a)
Figueroa, Nick Roche (c)
Chris Ryall (w)
Gabriel Rodriguez (a)
Mark A. Nelson (c)

The special movie adaptation continues with issue 4 in stores one week after issue 3!

FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Beowulf TPB
Chris Ryall (w)
Gabriel Rodriguez (a)
Mark A. Nelson (c)

A special adaptation of the big-screen retelling of the epic poem from filmmakers Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary, and Robert Zemeckis! In the sixth century, the warrior Beowulf must do battle with the monster Grendel as well as Grendel’s mother and a dragon who has a personal connection to the Scandanavian warrior. Adapted by Chris Ryall and Gabriel Rodriguez (Clive Barker’s The Great and Secret Show).

TPB • FC • 104 pages • $17.99

BeastWars-Ascending3-Roche.jpgTransformers: Beast Wars: The Ascending #3
Simon Furman (w)
Don Figueroa (a)
Figueroa, Nick Roche (c)

With the crisis on CYBERTRON escalating to fever pitch, it falls to The PACK and the earthbound MAXIMALS and PREDACONS to prevent its descent into chaos and, ultimately, its utter destruction. Too bad then that RAZORBEAST, now infected with the Angolmois corruption, is Hell-bent on killing them all! The action explodes on two worlds as “the nemesis” makes his presence felt… in world-shattering style. By the Stormbringer team of Simon Furman and Don Figueroa.

*2 Regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

BWprofileTorca1colors.jpgThe Transformers: Beast Wars: Sourcebook #2
Simon Furman & Ben Yee (w)
Various (a)
Don Figueroa (c)

Simon Furman (Transformers: Beast Wars: The Gathering) and Ben Yee (consultant on the Beast Wars TV series) continue to present an all-encompassing, unifying resource book highlighting the characters, worlds and technology from all generations and incarnations of BEAST WARS with the second volume of this informative collection. From AIR HAMMER to WOLFANG and beyond, and featuring all-new art from a host of the greatest TRANSFORMERS artists like Don Figueroa, Robby Musso, Nick Roche, Rob Ruffolo, and many more, this is the series that explains everything you need to know about the world of the Beast Wars! 48 ad-free page

FC • $6.99 • 48 pages

DinobotHunt2-color.jpgThe Transformers: Best of the UK: Dinobots #2
Simon Furman (w)
Will Simpson (a)
Nick Roche (c)

The DINOBOT hunt begins here! The DINOBOTS are unleashed and out of control. OPTIMUS PRME must rally the AUTOBOTS in order contain the likes of GRIMLOCK, SWOOP, SLAG, SNARL, and SLUDGE before it is too late and innocent lives are endangered. Nick Roche once again provides an all-new cover re-creating a classic scene from the issue!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

TF_Devastation02-Su.jpgTF_Devastation2-Roche-Color.jpgThe Transformers: Devastation #2
Simon Furman (w)
E.J. Su (a)
Su, Nick Roche (c)

Hold on tight and strap yourself in. For the beleaguered Earthbound AUTOBOT Tactical Response Unit, the ride is about to get bumpy. Big time! With DECEPTICON super-weapon SIXSHOT meting out the punishment, they’re all looking distinctly like an endangered species. And it’s not much better for HOT ROD and WHEELJACK… who must face the Machination’s HEADMASTERS! Seriously. By writer Simon Furman and artist E.J. Su, with a variant cover by artist Nick Roche.

* 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

TFMag3cover_Musso_colors.jpgThe Transformers Magazine #3
Simon Furman, Chris Sarracini (w)
José Delbo, Don Figueroa, James Raiz (a)
Robby Musso (c)

Continuing with three tales that span THE TRANSFORMERS twenty plus year reign, this special full-color, 8-1/2″ x 11″ magazine format collection contains an early Marvel story (issue #56, “Back From The Dead”), the continuing Dreamwave run (Armada #3), and the latest contribution to TRANSFORMERS lore from IDW (Stormbringer #3). Artist Robby Musso (Transformers Spotlight: Ultra Magnus) provides a stunning new cover.

*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive

$7.99 • FC • 8-1/2 x 11 • 72 pages

TF_PREMIERE_CVR_mock.jpgThe Transformers Premiere Edition, Vol. 1 HC
Simon Furman (w)
E.J. Su, Don Figueroa, Nick Roche, MD Bright, Rob Ruffolo, Robby Musso (a)
Figueroa (c)

To get the full story to date of the TRANSFORMERS’ “IDW-verse,” look no further than THE TRANSFORMERS: Premiere Edition. At just over 500 pages of non-stop ‘bot action, if you only buy one TRANSFORMERS book ever, this is the one you need! Journey from CYBERTRON to Earth and back as the TRANSFORMERS’ legendary war spans the galaxy in a quest to return peace to their home planet, and restore harmony between all mechanoids. But while the noble AUTOBOTS seek their freedom, the DECEPTICONS await with treacherous plans of their own. Including Infiltration, Stormbringer, a collection of Spotlights (SHOCKWAVE, NIGHTBEAT, HOT ROD, SIXSHOT, ULTRA MAGNUS), and the latest chapter, Escalation. Each book comes with a tip-in plate signed by Furman, Su, and Figueroa.

HC w/ dustjacket • FC • 504 pages • 8.125” x 12.5” • $100.00

The Transformers/New Avengers #4

See this month’s Marvel Previews for word on the exciting conclusion of this epic team-up!

30_days_Scriptbook_DIAMcvr.jpg30 Days of Night Scriptbook
Steve Niles and Stuart Beattie and Brian Nelson (w)
Ben Templesmith (c)

The chilling graphic novel by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith reinvigorated the horror comic genre, and their tale is now headed to the big-screen in a movie directed by David Slade (Hard Candy). This special illustrated screenplay edition offers the complete shooting script for 30 Days of Night, being released to theaters this month! Included with the screenplay are behind-the-scenes production photos, words from the cast and crew, and conceptual film art and storyboards, as well as a special introduction by 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles.

TPB • FC • 160 pages • 8.125” x 12.5” • $19.99

30DaysCvrTRILOGY.jpgComplete 30 Days of Night Trilogy
Steve Niles (w)
Ben Templesmith (a)

The original 30 Days of Night introduced vampires to the darkened streets of Barrow, Alaska, and this October, Sony Pictures and GhostHouse Studios set those same vamps loose on the movie-going public! But as many comics fans know, the story doesn’t stop at the end of the first book, and now fans can collect the entire, original 30 Days of Night trilogy in this handsome hardcover edition, presented together in a special slipcase. Join Stella Olemaun as she fights to expose the truth behind the vampire rumors in Dark Days, and then head back to the snowy hollows of Barrow as a new lawman faces the unwelcome, dark-dwelling evil in Return to Barrow. Don’t miss these career-defining works from writer Steve Niles and artist Ben Templesmith. Each copy comes with a signed & numbered tip-in plate signed by Niles and Templesmith.

S&N HC w/ slipcase • Color • 344 pages • 8.125” x 12.5” • $100.00

30 Days of Night Sourcebook
Dan Wickline (w)
Various (a)
Steve Boyle (c)

Vampires. You’ve read the personal accounts from the survivors of undead attacks—but now you can see what the government has been hiding. Through the Freedom of Information Act, we have gathered the FBI reports on the incidents in Barrow, Alaska; Los Angeles, California and even from the Space Shuttle Icarus. Compiled by writer Dan Wickline, this sourcebook covers the investigations into the horrific chain events first described to the public in 30 Days of Night, giving fans an illustrated guide through the entire 30 Days world. 48 ad-free pages.
FC • 48 pages • $7.49

30 Days of Night #1—Fifth Anniversary Edition
Steve Niles (w)
Ben Templesmith (a)
Ashley Wood (c)

Commemorating the five-year anniversary of the original publishing of the first issue of the original 30 Days of Night, IDW Publishing is offering a new printing of the book that started it all. The modern classic vampire tale by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith is presented with its original Ashley Wood cover at this special price.

FC • 24 pages • $2.99

30Days_redsnow03_cover.jpg30 Days of Night: Red Snow #3
Ben Templesmith (w & a & c)

The chilling conclusion to 30 Days of Night: Red Snow howls like a biting wind from the Arctic Circle. Most are dead. Some are not, though they wish they were. In the end, who do you trust more—a vampire or a Nazi? 2007 Eisner Award nominee Ben Templesmith (Fell) concludes his horrific tour-de-force here.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow #2
Steve Niles (w)
Bill Sienkiewicz (a & c)

As our intrepid hunters discover, there are worse things lurking in the Alaskan wilderness than just the vampires they went there to bag and tag. Niles and Sienkiewicz continue their descent into snowy hell with the introduction of a new breed of creature that makes the threat of vampires seem almost quaint…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

30 Days of Night: Three Tales—2nd Printing
Steve Niles, Dan Wickline (w)
Nat Jones, Milx, Ben Templesmith (a)

This new printing offers three stories set in the fan-favorite vampire-centric world of 30 Days of Night, including the 30 Days of Night 2005 Annual: The Journal of John Ikos, the complete three-part 30 Days of Night: Dead Space miniseries, and Niles and Templesmith’s 30 Days of Night: Picking Up the Pieces (originally published in IDW’s ales of Terror).

TPB • FC • 132 pages • $19.99

CoryDoctorow_Anda_cover.jpgCory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #1
Dara Naraghi (w)
Esteve Polls (a)
Sam Kieth (c)

Writer and BoingBoing.net co-editor Cory Doctorow has won acclaim for his science-fiction writing as well as his Creative Commons presentation of his material. Now, IDW Publishing is proud to present six standalone stories adapted from Doctorow’s work, each featuring cover art by some of comics’ top talents. Up first is “Anda’s Game.” For 12-year-old Anda, getting paid real money to kill the characters of players who were cheating in her favorite online computer game was a win-win situation. Until she found out who was paying her, and what those characters meant to the livelihood of children around the world. Award-winning artist Sam Kieth provides the debut issue’s cover.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

ChiaroscuroHC.jpgChiaroscuro HC
Troy Little (w & a)

Chiaroscuro is the story of Steven Patch, an unemployed artist with a single blank canvas. Steven’s busy living the introspective, angst-ridden life of your average twenty-something; drinking too much and complaining about his situation while doing little to improve it. A case of mistaken identity pushes Steven into a flow of events that bring him places he’d never imagined and forces him to make a choice between art and mere existence.

HC • B&W • 234 pages • $24.99

Reptilia
Kazuo Umezu (w/a)
Ashley Wood (c)

Presenting a special manga volume perfectly suited for IDW Publishing’s darker fare—Reptilia, by “the father of horror manga,” Kazuo Umezu. Reptilia was originally published as a serial over 40 years ago, and it’s being translated and offered to American audiences for the very first time here. In Reptilia, a hunter sets out into a legendary swamp and dies three days later. Today, Yoko knows little about what happened to the hunter—her grandfather—but when terror strikes her village on the anniversary of her grandfather’s death, she must face the same threat that took his life years before… the terror of Reptilia! This notable volume features an all-new cover by acclaimed artist Ashley Wood!

SC • B&W • 320 pages • 6” x 9” • $14.99

Star Trek: Alien Spotlight—Vulcans
Rick Remender (w)
Josep Maria Beroy (a)
Zach Howard, Josep Maria Beroy (c)

In the vast Star Trek universe, many diverse alien races abound, and now they finally get their due! Presenting a series of one-shots, each by a different creative team and featuring a different Star Trek alien race. In the second issue, the spotlight shines on the Vulcans. A Starfleet starship arrives at a planet on the brink of its own destruction. A once peaceful society is now savage and warlike “marching beneath the Raptor’s wing”—linking itself to the turmoiled past of Vulcans. Zach Howard (Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between) provides covers for the entire series, with interior artist Josep Maria Beroy offering a variant cover.

* 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Star Trek: Year Four #4
David Tischman (w)
Steve Conley (a)
Conley, photo (c)

On Viden 9, the U.S.S. Enterprise encounters a planet similar to 21st century Earth, where the population has a never-ending appetite for entertainment, and people will do anything for fame. When Captain Kirk and his crew become media sensations, the competing networks that control Viden’s government won’t let them leave, unless Kirk agrees to a deadly “finale.” Written by David Tischman (Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between) with art by Steve Conley, and an incentive cover by Joe Corroney.

* 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

dickcover_v3.jpgThe Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 3

Presenting the third volume of IDW Publishing’s deluxe hardcover collection of Chester Gould’s timeless comic strip, Dick Tracy. Volume Three once again contains over 500 comic strips from the series’ early years, this time covering material that originally ran from January 1935 through June 1936. This special volume features an introduction from Consulting Editor and longtime Tracy writer Max Allan Collins. Each volume features book design from award-winning designer/artist Ashley Wood.

HC w/ dustjacket • B&W • 352 pages • 7” x 9.5” horizontal • $29.99

The Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy Vol. 1 and 2 Slipcase Edition

Available for the first time, a deluxe shrinkwrapped boxed set containing hardcover volumes 1 and 2 of The Complete Chester Gould’’s Dick Tracy. This sturdy slipcase was custom-designed to hold the first two volumes of the landmark representation of Chester Gould’s groundbreaking work.

$59.99

The Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 1—2nd Printing

This second printing of the sold-out first volume covers the beginning of the strip in 1931 through May 1933.

HC w/ dustjacket • B&W • 352 pages • 7” x 9.5” horizontal • $29.99

The Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Vol. 2—2nd Printing

A second printing of the sold-out second volume, covering May 1993 through January 1935.

HC w/ dustjacket • B&W • 352 pages • 7” x 9.5” horizontal • $29.99

HouseOfHorror_Calero_GS_2.jpgGene Simmons House of Horrors #2
Gene Simmons, Nick Simmons, Mike Baron, Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman, Ivan Brandon, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Jason Henderson (w)
Gabe Eltaeb, Andy Kuhn, Drew Moss, the Sharp Brothers, Jeffrey Zornow (a)
Dennis Calero (c)

The creaky old doors to Gene Simmons House of Horrors have been shut tight since your last visit, so who knows what utter creepiness has festered behind them while you’ve been away? Well, now’s your chance to find out… if you dare! Join your demonic host, Gene Simmons, as he once again welcomes you into his haunted house on the hill. Waiting inside are five shocking tales by Mike Baron, Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman, Ivan Brandon, Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Jason Henderson. Wrapped in a terrifying cover by Dennis Calero and a fantastically gruesome prose tale from demon spawn Nick Simmons, it’s an open invitation from Gene Simmons into the darkest corners of his home. Question is, are you brave enough to RSVP?

FC • 64 pages • $9.99

Dom3_FernandoGoni.jpgGene Simmons Dominatrix #3
Sean Taylor (w)
Flavio Hoffe (a)
Alex Garner (c)

Gene Simmons’ cleavage-laden series of government conspiracies and sexy super heroines continues. Kidnapped by a group of mercenaries, Dominatrix must fight her way to freedom to earn the chance to begin rebuilding her life. Only, the mysterious “Doug”—who is responsible for getting her involved in the government cover-up and conspiracy in the first place—has more sinister plans for her, and he is more than willing to sacrifice her friends to make sure those plans come to fruition. Written by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Flavio Hoffe, Dominatrix #3 will also feature a gorgeous new painted cover by Alex Garner.

FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Scarface_Devil_In_Disguise_.jpgScarface: Devil in Disguise #4
Joshua Jabcuga (w)
Alberto Dose (a & c)

The definitive prequel to the movie all comes down to this—does Tony leave Cuba for the U.S. on his own terms? Does he get revenge on the hustler who scarred his face and turned him over to Fidel? Will the CIA get tangled in their own web of deceit? His word, he don’t break for nobody, but a lot of good it’s gonna do him if he’s stuck in the pen or stuck like a bleeding pig. The one-two punch of the outlaw team of writer Joshua Jabcuga and artist Alberto Dose is ready to knock readers out with this explosive finale! You’ll never look at the film the same way again!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons #2
Chris Ryall (w)
Ashley Wood (a &c)

In a post-apocalyptic world populated only by an island of Amazons under siege by zombies, to which side do the reconfigured, discombobulated robots belong? And complicating things even more, Ryall and Ash introduce the most bizarre threat yet—that’s right, a zombie Minotaur enters the scene!

FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

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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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