IDW Publishing – April 2014 Solicitations – Transformers, GI Joe, 24

IDW Publishing has released their solicitations for April 2014.  Here’s what’s in store for Transformers, GI Joe, and 24.


TF_Legacy_MockCovTransformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art—CERTIFIED COOL

Jim Sorenson, Bill Forster (w)

Remember the thrill of tearing open the wrapping on Christmas morning, discovering a brand new TRANSFORMERS toy in a shiny new box? While the toys were amazing in their own right, what made the packages stand head-and-shoulders above the competing action figures on shelves was the stunning box art. Transformers: Legacy collects hundreds of beautifully airbrushed paintings from the iconic first decade of The Transformers. Essays and interviews from the original illustrators give unprecedented insight into the process behind the art. This book is chocked full of extras, including never before seen artwork from toys that never were, original design sketches, catalog artwork, and more.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 300 pages • 9.5” x 12.5” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-943-9

  • The Transformers art book that you’ve been waiting for all these years! From the archives of Hasbro, Takara and private collectors!

TF_RiD28_cvrATransformers: Robots in Disguise #28: Dawn of the Autobots—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)

EARTHFALL! The AUTOBOTS return to Earth—with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what brought them back—and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? A bold new era begins here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • The perfect jumping-on point for new readers!
  • Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS!
  • Variant interlocking cover by Livio Ramondelli!


TF_RiD28_cvrRITransformers: Robots in Disguise #28: Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)

For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Andrew Griffith!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99





TF_MTMTE_28_cvrATransformers: More Than Meets the Eye #28: Dawn of the Autobots—SPOTLIGHT

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)

CERTAIN DEATH, HERE WE COME! MEGATRON assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron—a quest that has never before been so urgent, so personal, and so likely to end in tears. An incredulous Lost Light crew is left asking the same thing you are: how exactly did it come to this?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • You read that right—MEGATRON joins the AUTOBOTS!
  • The perfect jumping-on point for new readers!
  • Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS!
  • Variant interlocking cover by Livio Ramondelli!


TF_MTMTE_28_cvrRITransformers: More Than Meets the Eye #28: Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Alex Milne!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99





TF_Windblade01_cvrATransformers: Windblade #1 (of 4): Dawn of the Autobots—SPOTLIGHT

Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)

WHO IS WINDBLADE? In the aftermath of DARK CYBERTRON, WINDBLADE takes the planet by storm! But where did she come from—and what does her secret mean to the future of the TRANSFORMERS? A powerful new chapter in the TRANSFORMERS saga begins here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • WINDBLADE takes CYBERTRON by storm!
  • Winner of the FAN BUILD BOT POLL—in which fans voted to create an all-new TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER!
  • Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS!
  • Learn the secret history of WINDBLADE, CHROMIA, and NAUTICA!
  • Variant interlocking cover by Livio Ramondelli!


TF_Windblade01_cvrRITransformers: Windblade #1 (of 4): Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant

Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone (a & c)

For subscription customers only, a special variant cover by interior artist Sarah Stone!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99





Transformers: Dark Cybertron, Vol. 1

James Roberts, John Barber (w) • Phil Jimenez, Andrew Griffith, Brendan Cahill, James Raiz, Atilio Rojo, Livio Ramondelli (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)

Shockwave makes a move millions of years in the planning—an ultimate strategy to remake Cybertron and destroy both the Autobots and Decepticons!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-891-3

  • Collects Dark Cybertron #1, More Than Meets The Eye #23–25, and Robots In Disguise #23–24.


GIJOE_AE_DISAV_VOL3_CovMockG.I. JOE: America’s Elite, Disavowed Vol. 3

Joe Casey, Mike O’Sullivan (w) • Josh Medors (a) • S L Gallant (c)

COBRA COMMANDER has been absent for a year, his whereabouts unknown, but while officials in the government take that as good news the G.I. JOE team knows better. Meanwhile, The Phoenix Guard is being proposed to replace the team led by former G.I. JOE commander Philip Rey.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 140 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-930-9

• Collects issues #13–18 of “America’s Elite.”



G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 4

Mike CGIJOE_IDWCollectionV04_cvr_DBDosta, Christos N. Gage, Chuck Dixon, Larry Hama (w) • Antonio Fuso, Alex Cal, S L Gallant, Sergio Carrera, J.K. Woodward, Joe Benitez (a) • Paul Shipper (c)

G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection presents all of the G.I. JOE stories in recommended reading. Includes Cobra Special #2, G.I. JOE: Origins #16–19, G.I. JOE #18–22, and Cobra II #5–9.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 344 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-931-6

• Catch up on all the G.I. JOE action!




Offered Again!

G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 1  • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-549-3

G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 2  • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-655-1

G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 3  • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-793-0


GI_Joe-RAH201-covAG.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #201

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

After last month’s landmark issue, G.I. JOE is ready to make a change! With COBRA on the run and the Pit in shambles, DUKE leads the team into a brave new era, as new teams are formed and G.I. JOE finds another base of operations.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • A perfect jumping-on point to this classic series!
  • Special incentive cover by the inimitable Rob Liefeld!
  • Variant Cover by Larry Hama!




Offered Again!

G.I. JOE: The Best of Larry Hama HC  • FC • $50.00 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-397-1


GIJOE-new15-covAG.I. Joe #15

Paul Allor (w) • Steve Kurth (a & c)

THE SEARCH FOR SIREN! The G.I. Joe team is on the hunt for the mysterious COBRA operative codenamed SIREN—but is her song luring them to their doom?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • Hashtag stands alone—but will she fall?
  • Variant Cover by Freddie Williams III!




GIJOE_SM14-coverBG.I. Joe: Special Missions #14

Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Rosado, Paul Gulacy (c)

G.I. JOE—AMBUSHED! When the SPECIAL MISSIONS convoy faces a surprise attack from COBRA troopers and a dangerous sniper, it’s up to LOW LIGHT—G.I. JOE’s own long-range specialist—to turn the tables and get the team out in one piece!

Join the SPECIAL MISSIONS team for one last covert mission!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • The end of SPECIAL MISSIONS!
  • Variant Cover by S L Gallant!



24_01-cvrA24 #1

Ed Brisson (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Davide Furnò (c)

Jack Bauer lives again! Before the Emmy Award-winning drama returns to your television with LIVE ANOTHER DAY, find out what the heroic agent has been up to in the several years following the events of the final season. Re-starting the clock on the high-octane saga are writing sensation Ed Brisson (Secret Avengers) and Eisner Award nominee Michael Gaydos (Alias).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • Jack Bauer returns ahead of the debut of the “Live Another Day” TV event!
  • Ask your retailer about the Paul Shipper variant cover!
  • Written by Ed Brisson (Comeback, Secret Avengers)!
  • Series covers by Davide Furnò (Scalped, 30 Days of Night)!


24_01-cvrSUB24 #1—Subscription Variant

Ed Brisson (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Photo (c)

For subscription customers only…a variant photo cover featuring Jack Bauer!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99






24_Omnibus_v01_CVR24 Omnibus

J. C. Vaughn, Mark L Haynes, Beau Smith (w) • Renato Guedes, Manny Clark, Steve Bryant, Jean Diaz (a) • Davide Furnò (c)

An action-packed collection of comics based on the acclaimed TV show 24. Follow Jack Bauer’s exploits before President Palmer’s victory as he tries to eliminate a mass murderer in the former Yugoslavia, struggles with drug cartels and radical separatists, as well as economic and ecological chaos. This volume collects 24: One Shot, 24: Midnight Sun, 24: Stories, 24: Cold Warriors, and the prequel story 24: Nightfall.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 340 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-903-3

• 5 great stories in one volume.