The Fellowship has obtained sneak peeks of comics from IDW that will come out this week...
Mairghread Scott (w)
Naoto Tsushima (a)
Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)
Naoto Tsushima (a)
Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)
WINDBLADE ON EARTH! The mysterious link between METROTITAN and MICROSPACE threatens to tear two universes apart, and only WINDBLADE has a chance to heal the Titan… and there she learns a terrifying secret that changes the stakes of the REVOLUTION.
Whitney Ellsworth, E. Nelson Bridwell (w)
Al Plastino, Nick Cardy (a)
Pete Poplaski (c)
The final volume of the Silver Age Batman Newspaper Comics features a veritable Who’s Who of Gotham City and beyond: Superman, Green Arrow, The Penguin, Joker, Mad Hatter, Riddler, Scarecrow, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Two-Face, Catwoman, Batgirl, Killer Moth, Poison Ivy, and Black Canary, plus the introduction of the mysterious Man-Bat! And if that wasn’t enough, included are the four months of rare 1972 strips that were created by the Ledger Syndicate, without DC’s input, in which Batman was no longer featured, although Bruce Wayne continued as a character. Batman expert Joe Desris explains it all in an insightful introduction. This book includes all strips from June 1, 1969 through April 29, 1972.
Harold Gray (w & a & c)
Will “The World’s Greatest Cartoonist” get a chance to prove his worth? And if so, will the public take into their hearts an orphan character with the unlikely name of “Little Widget, the Waif”? That may be the least of Annie’s worries as she finds herself caught between spies and counterspies in an adventure that reprises the quest for “Daddy” Warbucks’ atomic bomb formula! And if that weren’t enough, the inscrutable Joe Christmas enters the picture, the mysterious Mr. Am returns, and Annie comes face to face with the man she most likely fears more than any other—the deadly criminal named Axel! Volume Thirteen of The Complete Little Orphan Annie reprints all daily and Sunday strips from January 12, 1947 to August 18, 1948.
Will Gould (w & a & c)
Red Barry was one of the most visually innovative adventure strips of the mid-1930s, combining fluid brushwork and noir shadows (in bold blues and purples) with figures that were constantly in motion, plus a level of violence that brought cries of protest from its syndicate. Red Barry and Secret Agent X-9 were King Features’ answers to the Tribune Syndicate’s popular Dick Tracy by Chester Gould. While X-9 continued for decades under hands of various quality, Red Barry by Will Gould (no relation to Chester) was an auteur’s vision that lasted less than four years (primarily because Gould couldn’t meet his deadlines). Regardless, it is today considered one of comics history’s great unsung masterpieces, one which famed mystery writer Anthony Boucher said was “the only detectives strip…worthy of any consideration from my scholarly viewpoint.” This two-volume series will reprint the complete dailies and color Sundays.
Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w)
Fico Ossio (a)
Tradd Moore (c)
SILENT INTERLUDE! One human has the skill to break into AUTOBOT CITY—but what is SNAKE EYES going to do when he finds himself face-to-knee with OPTIMUS PRIME? And outside, MILES MAYHEM and the M.A.S.K. team wait to see who walks out alive…
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w)
David Messina (a)
Christian Ward (c)
As the road leading to Revolution nears its end, meet the SORCERER-WRAITHS, who bring their special brand of alien evil to bear against a helpless ROM and his human partners, who suddenly have otherworldly problems of their own to contend with, too!
Frank Reilly (w)
Jesse Marsh, Manuel Gonzales, Dick Moores (a & c)
From the early 1950s through the late ’80s, the Disney studio created Sunday comics adaptations of more than 120 of their animated and live-action films that were currently in movie theaters. The chronological all-star line-up in this first volume is an almost embarrassment of riches: the animated Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Peter and the Wolf, and two pre-cursers to the series, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland! The live-action adaptations are: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Robin Hood, The Sword and the Rose, Ben and Me, and Rob Roy. Disney stalwarts Manuel Gonzales and Dick Moores drew the cartoon adaptations, while the live-action stories were illustrated by legendary Tarzan artist Jesse Marsh!