IDW Previews – April 23, 2014 – Transformers: RiD, 24 and Full Solicits

It’s kind of like last week — out of all the comics IDW is slated to release tomorrow, two caught my eye, and once again it’s 24 and Transformers.  You can see previews below and the full solicitations on page 2. First, The Transformers: Robots in Disguise begins “Season 2” with issue #28.  Written by John Barber with art by Andrew Griffith, this issue finds the Autobots returning to Earth six months after the events of “Dark Cybertron”.  The problem is that they weren’t exactly given a tearful goodbye when they left last time….  This preview happens to feature one of the best damn intros

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IDW Previews – April 16, 2014 – Transformers, 24 and More

There are a couple of books that IDW is releasing tomorrow that caught my eye.  First and foremost we have the highly-anticipated Transformers: Windblade #1.  The character of Windblade is fascinating from a behind-the-scenes standpoint alone.  It’s the first character ever created in Transformers with input from all fans.  Last year, Hasbro put up a poll asking what kind of character the fans would want, and lo-and-behold, we have Windblade, a female Transformer that exists in a universe where there aren’t many of her kind.  Not only that, she’s also the only robot around who can speak to Metroplex.  In the

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Dark Horse Previews “Star Wars: Rebel Heist” #1

On April 30, Dark Horse will release the latest in Star Wars comics – Star Wars: Rebel Heist.  As the solicit explains, a young Rebel finds out that his hero Han Solo may not actually be the perfect hero.  Set in the days of the Rebellion, this story is written by Matt Kindt, pencilled by Marco Castiello, inked by Dan Parsons, and colored by Gabe Eltaeb.  Featuring covers by Matt Kindt and Adam Hughes, Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1 goes on sale April 30.  See the preview pages below.

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Dark Horse to Publish Kickstarter Giants: “Leaving Megalopolis” & “Guns of Shadow Valley”

MARCH 14, MILWAUKIE, OR — Coming to shelves this summer are two of Dark Horse’s hottest new titles, originally funded via Kickstarter: Dave Wachter and James Andrew Clark’s The Guns of Shadow Valley and Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore’s Leaving Megalopolis! Dave Wachter (Night of 1,000 Wolves, Breath of Bones) and James Andrew Clark (Scar Tissue) began The Guns of Shadow Valley as a webcomic of western adventure and the supernatural. It was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic in 2010 and for the Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work in 2011. Read the exclusive interview on

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Dark Horse Debuts Michael Hague’s “Eye of Newt”

MARCH 13, MILWAUKIE, OR — Magical adventure awaits as legendary illustrator Michael Hague takes readers on a strange and fantastic journey in Eye of Newt. “Michael has been one of the best known fantasy artists for decades. His work is rich and vibrant and perfect for the comics medium,” said Dark Horse President Mike Richardson. “I have long been a fan of his and I can’t express the excitement we feel here at Dark Horse at his first-ever graphic novel project.” Gorgeously illustrated in the classic fantasy style, Eye of Newt, a four-part miniseries, is a must for young readers and

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Dark Horse Preview: ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 10 #1

Dark Horse continues the story of Angel and Faith in the debut issue of Angel & Faith: Season 10.  The previous comic season ended with Faith leaving London and Angel staying in Magic Town.  I’m guessing the two will meet up again at some point; otherwise, why would the comic be called “Angel & Faith”? Victor Gischler and Will Conrad write and draw this comic, which will be released April 2, for $3.50, and joining them are Michelle Madsen on colors and Scott Fisher on cover art.

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Dark Horse Comics Preview: “Blackout” #1

Dark Horse sent over a preview of their upcoming comic Blackout, which will debut March 26.  This comic features the story of Scott Travers and his special suit, which allows him to move around unseen via a parallel dimension.  The problem is that he has no idea where the suit came from, how it works, or where the person who gave it to him went.  Oh, and he’s got people after him.  Typical. I like the look of the Blackout suit; think I’ll give this comic a try.  Check out the preview below. Blackout #1 on sale March 26 for $2.99 Writers: Frank

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Kel McDonald’s “Misfits of Avalon” is Magic Girl Manga With a Twist

KEL McDONALD’S MISFITS OF AVALON COUNTS DOWN DIGITAL TO PRINT! Magical-girl manga with an Arthurian twist! FEBRUARY 26, MILWAUKIE, OR—Kel McDonald (Sorcery 101, Fame and Misfortune, Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales) is bringing her young adult graphic novel series Misfits of Avalon to Dark Horse this fall, and starting today, McDonald will release the book online for free! McDonald will release her graphic novel digitally on her website, KelMcDonald.com, at the rate of one page a weekday until the release date in bookstores. “I think part of what makes Misfits of Avalon special is that it is taking the magical-girl genre, which is very focused on the feminine, and

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Dark Horse Preview: TOMB RAIDER #1

Lara Croft returns to the comic store!  Writer Gail Simone, penciller Nicolás Daniel Selma, inker Juan Gedeon and colorist Michael Atiyeh continue the story where the 2013 video game left off.  This opening issue of the new series from Dark Horse, featuring a cover by Dan Dos Santos, will be available February 26th, and you can see the preview below.

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Dark Horse Preview – KING CONAN the CONQUEROR #1

Dark Horse has sent over a preview of their upcoming King Conan the Conqueror comic.  In this, the first issue, we see that Conan has been deposed and is living as a fugitive.  He’s not taking this lying down, though; he’s on the hunt for a lost relic and he hopes to regain his throne.  Writer Timothy Truman, artist Tomás Giorello and colorist José Villarrubia bring you this new tale of Conan starting February 26.  See the pages below.

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