IDW Publishing has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week (April 15, 2009).

Terminator Salvation Movie Prequel TPB
Dara Naraghi (w) • Alan Robinson (a) • Nick Runge (c)

The year is 2018. With John Connor as the voice of the resistance, the scattered remnants of humanity find themselves united against their common enemy—Skynet and its Terminators. Through a patchwork system of communications, resistance leader Elena Maric and mining engineer Bem Aworuwa have formed an unlikely friendship to battle the Terminators!


Terminator Salvation Movie Adaptation #0
Jeff Mariotte (w) • Don Figueroa (a) • Figueroa x 2 (c)

In next month’s TERMINAOR SALVATION movie, the fight against Skynet enters its latest phase, post-Judgment Day! Get a first look at John Connor’s battle here in this teaser issue featuring 22 pages of Terminator action illustrated by TRANSFORMERS artist supreme Don Figueroa, who also provides multiple covers for this T-taster.


Christos Gage, Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Howard Chaykin, Antonio Fuso (c)

Chuckles has successfully infiltrated Cobra… but that was the easy part. As he’s drawn deeper and deeper into the horror and darkness of their world, both his life and his sanity teeter on the brink… and he’s about to meet a woman who could send him plunging over the edge.


Ashley Wood’s Art of Metal Gear Solid
Ashley Wood (a & c)

In addition to showcasing art from Ashley Wood’s graphic novel adaptations of Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty, this all-new collection features the work Ash did for the Metal Gear Solid: Mobile Portable Ops video game. From gaming consoles to comic books, Metal Gear Solid has captured the imagination of millions of fans worldwide.


American McGee’s Grimm #1
Dwight MacPherson (w) • Grant Bond (a & c)

Game designer American McGee’s Grimm, available at GameTap, introduces the lovably macabre Grimm into famous fairy tales, transforming them into hellish nightmares. Now Grimm unleashes his dark magic on many comic book archetypes, twisting superhero tales, romance comics, westerns and more to his own purposes. Up first,  “Crisis On Earth 57, where Grimm launches a secret invasion crisis into a domain where villains are doomed to fail… until he gets involved!


The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #10
Shane McCarthy (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Casey Coller, Trevor Hutchison (c)

Trapped on CYBERTRON, the AUTOBOTS make a desperate stand against the Swarm. Will their lastest ally be enough to ? Meanwhile on Earth, MEGATRON attempts to fend off a coup by a fellow DECEPTICON, but a surprise defection could tip the balance.


The Transformers: Maximum Dinobots #5
Simon Furman (w) • Nick Roche (a) • Roche, Marcelo Matere (c)

Triumph! Tragedy! This one’s got it all. With one battle won, the greatest challenges remain to be faced. For the Dinobots (minus one!), events come full circle, culminating in an explosive battle for survival. Featuring SUNSTREAKER, HOT ROD, SCORPONOK, SHOCKWAVE, and… one other!


Star Trek Alien Spotlight: Klingons
Keith R.A. DeCandido (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • David Williams (c)

The Klingons say: “Four thousand throats may be cut in a single night by a running man.” But where does the saying come from? Kang—captain, husband, Dahar master—tells three different versions of the story at three key points in his life. Keith DeCandido, the best-selling author of Star Trek: A Burning House, teams up with Fallen Angel’s J.K. Woodward to bring three glorious tales of revenge, battle, and honor!


Angel: Smile Time #3
Ben Edlund (story) • Scott Tipton (w) • David Messina (a)

The three-part adaptation of the beloved “Angel puppet” episode concludes as Angel takes the fight against Smile Time directly into his four-fingered, felt-covered hands. Adapted by Tipton and Messina (Angel: First Night).


Doctor Who Classics: Series 2 #5
Steve Parkhouse (w) • Dave Gibbons, Mike McMahon (a) • Gibbons & Kirchoff (c)

IDW’s newly recolored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales from years past continues. In this issue, Steve Parkhouse and Dave Gibbons present the first three chapters of “The Tides of Time,” featuring the Fifth Doctor. Featuring all-new colors by Charlie Kirchoff.


Resistance TPB
Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (w) • Juan Santa Cruz (a) • Darwyn Cooke (c)

Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), with art by Juan SantaCruz, The Resistance is packed with action, dazzling visuals, cutting social commentary and a unique vision of the future. Both a summer sci-fi popcorn movie and a piercing look at the dangers of indifference to human life and the world we inhabit. All-new cover by Darwyn Cooke!


My Mom (Worthwhile Books)
Beth Shoshan (w) • Jacqueline East (a & c)

A little boy adores his silly mom and all the funny ideas she dreams up—from wearing goofy disguises to playing the best practical joke ever! But behind all the laughs is a heartwarming message about the boundless love a mother has for her child; this is a book that families will treasure.


via IDW Publishing


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