Doomsday.1 tells the post-apocalyptic tale of seven venturesome astronauts in the International Space Station who are forced to watch as a massive solar flare annihilates most of the Earth. Inspired by Joe Gill’s “Doomsday + 1” which was released nearly four decades ago, this four issue miniseries is brought to life by IDW Publishing and original series illustrator, John Byrne; but without the fantasy elements of the original series. Taking the reigns as both writer and artist this time around, Byrne delivers an honorable, though inordinately exhaustive, opener to the series. READ MORE
The Rocketeer has to save the day! Ka-Whack! Every hero has to save the day! BA-BAM! He has to face goons, brainwashed mobs, mecha-monsters and the truth of his feelings for his gal, Betty too. CRACKA-BOOM! All that plus using a substitute rocket to make it happen. KER-CRASH!?!? All of this and more come together in The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #4. READ MORE
You would think this series would be more action packed given that it is filled with zombies, aliens, militia, and guns. Unfortunately, Colonized #2 is filled with talk and setup that slowly builds towards some real progression. This was a slow issue, and I hope Chris Ryall and Drew Moss can pick it up soon. READ MORE
With such suspenseful writing and eye-popping illustrations, Mars Attacks #10 kicks into high gear with its blazing sci-fi action. The Martians are about to learn what happens when you take on Earth’s inhabitants. As soon as they reach the last page, readers will come back for more of the “Mars Attacks” series. READ MORE
“Locke & Key” was originally supposed to close with the current “Omega” story arc, but IDW made public over the weekend that there will in fact be more from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, and I’m not complaining. “Locke & Key: Omega” will now run 5-issues as opposed to the 6 originally planned, and the series will conclude in with “Locke & Key: Alpha”, which consists of two oversized issues. It’s often a problem that creators are not given enough room to bring a series to a proper conclusion and IDW is keen on making sure fans of the Locke family get the ending they deserve.
The first of the forty-eight page issues will hit in August. READ MORE
IDW is brining back the cult smash “Zombie War” series with two oversized issues this Halloween. The original co-creators, Kevin Eastman and Tom Skulan reunite and add artist Eric Talbot to the team to deliver an all-new storyline. In the original series from Fantaco, an alien entity exacted revenge on Earth by raising an army of undead soldiers. This time around we will follow fighter-pilot Jina, who sets out to uncover the secret behind these reanimated soldiers. READ MORE
IDW announced a slew of new horror titles yesterday, as did Dark Horse, and it’s shaping up to be a big Fall for horror comics. Coming in September from IDW is “The Other Dead”, in which a small community attempts to defend themselves from the ravaging animal undead. Joshua Ortega (“Gears of War”, “Star Wars Tales”), Digger T. Mesch (“Agent 88″), and Kevin Eastman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) have teamed up for a deadly animal infestation. READ MORE
The Martians have recently been invading every one of IDWs titles. Just announced, IDW plans to pit Mars Attacks agains the baddest mother of them all, Judge Dredd. As the Martians land in Mega-City One, it’s up to Dredd and his crew to put an end to the alien storming.
Look for issue #1 in September. READ MORE
As each installment gets better and better, Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #3 delivers an incredibly spell-binding adventure. The best part, you don’t have to be fully versed in Shakespeare to understand what’s going on. As each page is wonderfully realized in words and art, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up the “Kill Shakespeare” series. READ MORE
Matt Smith’s Judge Dredd Year One continues to show us the first year of Judge Dredd’s massive career. Yet, the first year is virtually identical to the first. Smith doesn’t manage to tread any new ground and spends the issue wasting a lot of time building to the only satisfying part of the issue: the conclusion. READ MORE
will.i.am, the dude from Black Eyed Peas, is apparently trying his hand at writing comics. IDW announced that the Grammy Award Winning recording artist will by teaming with Brian David Johnson this summer for a “Wizards & Robots” one-shot comic. The issue will showcase ancient wizards battling against some badass robots. It also features a sweet cover from menton3.
The one-shot is set for release in July 2013. READ MORE
With incredibly smart writing and eye-catching illustrations, reader will definitely get a kick out of Mars Attacks #9. With a bit of quirky humor, this is a solid take on the alien invasion of Earth. Readers will become hooked with the “Mars Attacks” series after reading this awesome issue. READ MORE
For a hero with a rocket literally strapped to his back, The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #3 stalls instead of blasting off. Beautiful cartoon art alone doesn’t make for a fulfilling issue. Talking heads and exposition in a Rocketeer comic just don’t mix. READ MORE
Aliens vs. Zombies vs. Miltiamen? This sounds like a drinking game for writers or movie fanatics. It reminds me of the urban legend about how those “heroes in the half shell” came to be. As wacky a premise as I can recall hearing, The Colonized #1 comes up a little tame but shows signs of promise out of the gate. READ MORE
Killogy #4 delivers a grand finale that readers will not soon forget. Since the beginning, this thriller delivered on all fronts – crime, black comedy, and grindhouse horror. Even with the star-studded cast of Brea Grant, Frank Vincent and Marky Ramone the plot never takes second fiddle and stands out on its own merit. READ MORE
As each installment gets better and better, there is no way readers can avoid a great issue as Locke & Key: Omega #4. Once you get to know them, you will be caring about the deeply flawed and relatable Locke family. As the “Locke & Key” series comes winding down, each issue packs a serious punch. READ MORE
Memorial: Imaginary Fiends #2 kick-starts its grand adventure of child-like wonder and youth. This is about characters rediscovering their lost imagination and recognizing where their fantasies come from. There is a strong message about holding onto your dreams while entering adulthood. READ MORE
IDW recently launched IDW Limited, an offshoot company that focuses on printing extremely high quality, limited edition collections of their most popular titles. These collected editions are not only printed on oversized high-grade paper, but they come jam-packed with goodies including original artwork, signatures, previously unseen pages, sketches, scripts, and more. Alan Robert’s Crawl To Me is one such title to receive special treatment from IDW Limited, and this new edition adds even more to an already terrific book. READ MORE
IDW and DC are teaming up to bring together the heroes of “The Rocketeer” and “The Spirit” for a four-issue pulpy romp crossover event. The series will be helmed by none other than the red hot Mark Waid, with artwork from Paul Smith.
The Rocketeer/Spirit: Pulp Friction will, of course, be a murder mystery that takes place in the gritty streets of Central City and eventually leads to Los Angeles so both heroes will get a crack at the case. The adventure begins July 10th, 2013. READ MORE
Following the success of the recent “Mars Attacks” revival, IDW is gearing up to reanimate another Topps’ classic card series, Dinosaurs Attack! The publisher is planning to re-release the original comics fron 1988, and then move on to release brand new issues to conclude the series.
“Dinosaurs Attack!” will be handled by the creative team of Gary Gerani, Earl Norem, Herb Trimpe, and George Freeman. The series imagines a world where ferocious dinosaurs are transported to the future to wreak havoc on our world. The attack begins this July. READ MORE
As the new story arc continues, Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #2 delivers on its potential and crafts an incredibly thrilling supernatural adventure. If you haven’t read an issue, this is the perfect time to catch up on the “Kill Shakespeare” series. You will definitely become a fan of the comic after reading this little number. READ MORE
IDW Publishing announced that they’ve got a new werewolf series on the way titled Brooklyn Animal Control. The series explores the idea that werewolves have actually been living amongst us in secret for hundreds of years. Although the concept seems a bit cliche, it seems like it could be a fun one shot. The book is written by J.T. Petty with art from Stephen Thompson.
Billy Martin and Brent Scheitlin are the two minds behind IDW’s latest futuristic vampire series, Vitriol The Hunter. You may know Billy Martin as Good Charlotte’s guitarist, but he’s recently turned toward his other passion, writing and illustrating comics. Martin and co-writer Brent Scheitlin are telling a gothic sci-fi tale set in the fictional city of Basilika in 2127. “Vitriol” follows the journey of the titular character as he stands against the evil Lord Barthus and his vampire gang.
“Vitriol” was initially set for release in 2010, but due to a relentless touring schedule, Martin had to put the book on hold. Here we are three years later and issue #2 is about to hit the stands on March 27th, 2013. Martin and Scheitlin took the time to chat about their blood-sucking fictional future and what the series holds in store. READ MORE
IDW Publishing has been putting out a slew of new “Crow” books and they continue the rush with The Crow: Curare from the original creator, James O’Barr. This time around the Spirit of Vengeance takes retired cop Joe Stalk after a little girl’s unsolved murder drives him to think brink. READ MORE