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Thursday, October 13, 2005



Written by Simon Furman, art and covers by Don Figueroa.

The long-awaited pairing of writer Simon Furman and artist extraordinaire Don Figueroa on a Beast Wars saga is finally upon us. The Beast Wars -- the time-lost series of conflicts on Earth, where heroic Maximals are pitted against evil Predacons­is celebrating its 10th anniversary with this special mini-series. In chapter one, as one strand of the Beast Wars rages on, another is just beginning. Predacon general Magmatron is on a mission to capture the renegade Megatron, but his true intentions are far more terrifying and revolutionary; his ultimate aim‹to bring Cybertron itself to its knees. All he needs... is an army. And he knows exactly where to find one! Furman and Figueroa begin a towering new era of Beast Wars majesty! For this debut issue, artist Figueroa has provided three cover images, one of which is available as a gatefold wraparound.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Simon Furman, art by EJ Su, covers by Su, Guido Guidi, James Raiz and Andrew Wildman.

IDW's Transformers revival continues here! Something is very wrong! For over two years, the Decepticon infiltration unit has been patiently building and fortifying its power base on Earth, maintaining an entirely covert presence. But now­open warfare rages on the roads and in the skies, and exposure seems a certainty. It's all falling apart, and Autobot medic Ratchet wants to know why. It seems Verity Carlo's stolen computer is the key, but the real trick is staying alive long enough to unlock its secrets. 22 pages of pounding pursuit and automotive action­it doesn't get much better than this. Artist EJ Su provides a cover connected to his issue #1 cover image, and variant covers are once again offered up by Guido Guidi, James Raiz, and Andrew Wildman.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Chris Sarrachini, art by Pat Lee.

Along with IDW's definitive re-imaging of the Transformers, we're pleased to present a new volume of the long-out-of-print Transformers Generation 1: Volume 1 trade paperback. Originally published in 2002, this previous version of the Transformers mythos ignited the imagination of Transformers fans new and old alike with artist Pat Lee's take on the Robots in Disguise. We'll be making efforts to ensure that previous iterations of the Transformers stay in print, so fans of all generations of Transformers comics will find something to their liking. No Transformers library should be without this essential collection.

160 pages, $19.99.


Written by Peter David, art by Joe Corroney, covers by Corroney, Eric Wight, Zach Howard and Sean Murphy.

Presenting the first chapter of a five-part Spike saga spanning centuries! A hundred and twenty years ago, a tribe of gypsies inflicted a terrible curse upon the vampire known as Angelus... a curse that brought a terrible vengeance upon the tribe in the form of Angelus's family: Darla, Drusilla, and most notably, William the Bloody, a.k.a. "Spike." But the gypsy clan has a dark and powerful supporter: Count Dracula. Outraged over the slaughter of the gypsies, Dracula seeks revenge upon the three vampires... and thus begins a rivalry between Spike and Dracula that will cover decades. A rivalry steeped in blood... honor... and eleven quid. Corroney will also provide covers for all five issues, as will variant cover artists Zach Howard, Sean Murphy, and Eric Wight.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Jeff Mariotte, art by David Messina, covers by Messina, Lee Kohse, Tone Rodriguez and Russell Walks.

As Angel and friends get closer to finding out who is playing tricks on them -- and why -- L.A.'s mean streets get a little meaner. Who will survive, and who won't? The penultimate issue of Old Friends is guaranteed to surprise Angel fans everywhere! Written by Angel novelist and comics writer Jeff Mariotte with full art and colors once again provided by David Messina. Variant covers for this issue will be provided by Lee Kohse, Tone Rodriguez, and Russell Walks.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Peter David, art and cover by J.K. Woodward.

The Fallen Angel has a new mission: To keep her grown son, Jude, as far as possible from his father, Doctor Juris... lest the curse of running Bete Noire be passed on to him. Two problems: Jude and Juris are already together, and Jude's brother, Jubal, is gunning for him.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Brian Wood, art by Kristian Donaldson.

"Cash Rules Everything Around Me.² In the future world of Supermarket, it's the literal truth. Legitimate and black-market economies rule the City, overseen by the vying factions of the Yakuza and Porno Swede crime families. Convenience store clerkette and 16-year-old suburban wise-ass Pella Suzuki suddenly finds herself in the middle of it all, heir to an empire she couldn't possibly inherit, but hitmen on both sides aren't taking any chances. Supermarket is anti-consumerism with a healthy dose of violence and humor.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Ivan Brandon, art by Dennis Calero, cover by Ben Templesmith.

Presenting an all-new horrific, two-part storyline! In part one of ³Dreams in the Witch-House,² writer Ivan Brandon, artist Dennis Calero and cover artist Ben Templesmith adapt horror master H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale, as envisioned by director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) and his co-writer. Dennis Paoli. In this first chapter, a college student studying interdimensional string theory is haunted by terrifying nightmares where he's visited by a 17th century witch and her familiar, a rat with a human face. Only, these aren't dreams at all... continuing the adaptations of Showtime's frightening new series.

32 pages, $3.99 (Signed edition by Stuart Gordon, $19.99.


Written by F. Paul Wilson, art and cover by Matthew Smith.

F. Paul Wilson continues the adaptation of his own novel, with art by Mathew Smith, in the fourth part of the miniseries, ³The Devil Wears a Swastika!² With Molasar's cure of Professor Cuza's debilitating illness and his promise to kill Hitler just as he's killed the German soldiers, the seduction is complete. In return, all Cuza must do is remove a hidden object from the keep. But first the stranger in the village must be killed. And all the while, someone or something is digging in the sub-cellar.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Scott Ciencin, art by Nick Stakal, covers by Chris Bolton and Ted McKeever.

Welcome to a festival of horror the likes of which Silent Hill hasn't seen since the night half the town burned and monsters first stormed the mist-enshrouded streets. There are games to be played. Prizes to be won. Flesh to be destroyed. Trapped within this madness are living dead girl Christabella and haunted Hollywood actor Kenneth Carter. Will they escape? Will they even want to? Ted McKeever once again provides a creepy cover, as does artist Chris Bolton.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Mike W. Barr, art and cover by Ariell Padilla.

When bodies begin turning up around the son of a serial killer, is he carrying on the family business, or does someone else have an even more sinister agenda? It's up to Jennifer Mays and Gabriel Webb of the Maze Agency to find the truth! "Murder In the Blood" is the final issue in the latest Maze mystery series.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Steve Niles and Dan Wickline, art and cover Milx.

Following the shocking loss of the Icarus, NASA is left scrambling for answers that will appease those in the government trying to shutdown the space program. A second shuttle is launched to investigate the wreckage, but what they discover will put more than just the crew in mortal danger. Sometimes the truth is the last thing we want to find. Series co-creator Steve Niles teams with writer Dan Wickline and artist/painter Milx to bring you the next chapter in this tale of unspeakable horror in the cold hell of space.

32 pages, $3.99.


Written by Carlos Trillo, art by Eduardo Risso.

The smash European series Chicanos continues! In this issue, the unlikely detective A.Y. Jalisco takes a night-shift job at an Asian laundromat, only to make a shocking discovery about the identity of the thief that's been robbing it. Then, her luck seems to change when she gets a call from a rich benefactor, but instead of a big payday she experiences the worst day ever.

32 pages, black and white, $3.99.


Written by Maurizio Colombo, art by Alessandro Baggi, cover by Ashley Wood.

In Montparnasse, a neighborhood of Paris, there is a living house built centuries ago by the mad architect Tenardier where incubuses take shapeŠ Aided by Victor, an old anarchist poet, and the beautiful she-vampire Araxe, the Dampyr enters the cursed house to fight its horrors in this weird and disturbing adventure that reveals the dark side of Paris.

32 pages, black and white, $7.99.


Written by Max Allan Collins, art by J.K. Woodward and Steven Perkins.

Graphic novels based on America's #1 TV show continue with this collection. A young woman is slashed to death in a city park after dark, and when witnesses tell Mac Taylor and Stella Bonasera of a beast-like attacker, the specter of a local urban legend rears its head. These CSIs have seen just about everything­but a werewolf?

120 pages, $19.99.


Written by Rick Remender, art by Kieron Dwyer

Meet Mary Specter, a misunderstood teenage girl trained to be a lucid dreamer. Mary's father runs a sleep disorder clinic where Mary enters the ghastly dreams of severely disturbed people in an attempt to help them. When a patient is revealed to be a serial killer, the nightmare world and the waking one become intertwined, putting Mary in real jeopardy. Set in a world where the boundaries between dreams and reality are tenuous, Night Mary, courtesy of Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer (Remains), is a very dark and terrifying trip into psychological horror.

120 pages, $19.99.

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