December 2020

IDW December 2020 Solicitations

IDW December 2020 Solicitations

Sleeping Beauties, Vol. 1

Stephen King, Owen King, Rio Youers (w) • Alison Sampson (a) • Jenn Woodall (c)

This official graphic novel adaptation of the horror novel by Stephen King and Owen King is a haunting interpretation of the chilling, timely bestseller.

A bizarre sleeping sickness, called Aurora, has fallen over the world. Its victims can’t wake up. And all of them are women.

As nations fall into chaos, those women still awake take desperate measures to stay that way, and men everywhere begin to give in to their darkest impulses.

Meanwhile, in the small town of Dooling, a mysterious woman has walked out of the woods; she calls herself Eve and leaves a trail of carnage in her wake. Strangest of all, she’s the only woman who can wake up.

HC • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-760-3

Available in March.

My Little Pony: Shadowplay

Josh Haber, Nicole Dubuc, Justin Eisinger (w) • Various (a & c)

Relive your favorite episodes of the beloved My Little Pony animated cartoon in this graphic novel adaptation featuring season seven’s “Shadowplay!”

When Sunburst discovers the lost journal of Star Swirl the Bearded, he shares it with Twilight Sparkle. Together, they find out how the sorcerer and several other of Equestria’s heroes, known as the Pillars of Old Equestria, sacrificed themselves to defeat the evil Pony of Shadows. After researching more about the heroes’ disappearance, Twilight believes that the Pillars are still alive and trapped in limbo and becomes obsessed with trying to free them—but that might not be such a good idea!

TPB • FC • $7.99 • 152 pages • 5” x 7” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-755-9

Available in February.

Sonic The Hedgehog, Vol. 8: Out of the Blue

Ian Flynn, Evan Stanley, Sarah Graley, Caleb Goellner, Sam King, Gigi Dutreix (w) • Adam Bryce Thomas, Priscilla Tramontano, Jon Gray, Evan Stanley, Aaron Hammerstrom, Reggie Graham, Lamar Wells, Gigi Dutreix, Bracardi Curry, Jamal Peppers, Abby Bulmer (a ) • Adam Bryce Thomas (c)

Team Sonic defeated the Metal Virus, but things are far from back to normal. What have they lost, and which villains will seize the opportunity to strike?

First, “Untold Tales of the Metal Virus!” As Dr. Eggman’s technological plague sweeps the world, some of Sonic’s greatest allies and most sinister foes must face the threat alone! Witness wrenching tragedies and surprising acts of bravery in six stories from the darkest days of the virus.

Then, in the aftermath of the Metal Virus Saga, the world has changed. Heroes and villains plan for the future as reconstruction begins. But one hero remains missing, even as Dr. Eggman launches a new assault, determined to take down his enemies once and for all. Faced with new challenges and the legacy of a friend, can the Resistance prevail without the full support of their allies? Collects the Sonic The Hedgehog 2020 Annual and issues #30–32 of the ongoing comic series.

TPB • FC • $15.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-788-7

Available in February.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel Adaptation

Alessandro Ferrari (w) • Various (a) • Cryssy Cheung (c)

Experience the excitement and thrill of the epic Star Wars movies in this young-reader friendly adaptation of Episode I! Peace reigns across the stars, guarded by the thousand-years old Jedi Order. But dark forces plot in the shadows to restore the power of the Sith, long believed gone. Unaware of this evil plan, two Jedi Knights rescue Queen Amidala of Naboo and discover a young boy who could forever change the fate of the galaxy.

Capturing the galaxy-spanning action of The Phantom Menace, experience Episode I as a beautiful graphic novel combining the epic wonder of Star Wars with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs.

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6-3/4” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-638-5

Available in February.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Reborn, Vol. 2 – Life After Death

Sophie Campbell (w) • Nelson Daniel (a & c)

It’s a whole new world out there, one where there are more mutants than ever before, but that doesn’t mean life has gotten any easier!

The mutagen bomb’s fallout continues to affect NYC in increasingly disturbing ways. As the government struggles to come to grips with a growing humanitarian crisis, mutants start to go missing. The TMNT trace the clues to the waterfront and find something terrifying that is now living in the depths! Meanwhile, a falling out between Baxter and April could have dire consequences for Mutant Town. But life somehow finds a way to move forward, and in a standalone story that delves deeper into the denizens of Mutant Town, follow three interconnected stories as the TMNT immerse themselves in their new home. Collects issues #106–110 of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-789-4

Available in February.

Transformers ’84: Secrets and Lies

Simon Furman (w) • Guido Guidi (a & c)

An all-new miniseries in the original Transformers comic universe! What shocking revelations will forever change what we thought we knew of the beloved ’80s series?

As the Cybertronian Civil War rages between Optimus Prime’s Autobots and Megatron’s Decepticons, Shockwave has encountered a new obstacle to the Decepticons’ victory and subjugation of the planet: Megatron himself! As Optimus and his recruits take off to stop an even deadlier threat—an asteroid belt powerful enough to destroy the metal world—Megatron leads a team of Decepticons after in hot pursuit! But what other motivations does Prime have for this mission? How does it benefit Shockwave’s goals? And what does it all have to do with a secret on Earth in the eleventh century?

Collects the four-issue Transformers ’84: Secret and Lies series, plus the Transformers ’84 #0 one-shot.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-732-0

Available in February.

Canto II: The Hollow Men #4 (of 5)

David M. Booher (w) • Drew Zucker (a & c)

After a tragic loss to his party, Canto sets off alone to complete his quest to lift the curse from his people’s clocks. He knows he must climb the Yellow Mountain, but first he must face some familiar foes… who may cause him a giant problem.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Comic Book History of Animation #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Ryan Dunlavey

Fred Van Lente (w) • Ryan Dunlavey (a & c)

The team behind IDW’S Comic Book History of Comics returns with a brand-new series! From Aardman to Zoetrope, Disney to Miyasaki, Hanna-Barbera to Pixar, and everything in between! In this issue: Sound comes to cartoons, and Walt Disney takes the world by storm with Mickey Mouse, Silly Symphonies, and Snow White! A whole slew of icons are created, from the Fleischers’ Betty Boop to Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes stars! But it’s not all fun and laughter for the animation workforce, whose strikes brings the industry to its knees!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Comic Book History of Animation #2 (of 5)—Cover B: Ryan Dunlavey

Fred Van Lente (w) • Ryan Dunlavey (a & c)

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #3 (of 4)—Cover A: Martin Coccolo

AJ Mendez & Aimee Garcia (w) • Martin Coccolo (a & c)

Based on the massively popular game and featuring a brand-new cast of characters, written by New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez and writer/actor Aimee Garcia! As Amos’ true nature is revealed, Saarvin attempts to survive an onslaught from the chardalyn-posessed Runa—and the heroic plans of our party fall apart as the endless winter marches on!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #3 (of 4)—Cover B: Character Sheet

AJ Mendez & Aimee Garcia (w) • Martin Coccolo (a) • Max Davenport (c)

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #278—Cover A: Dan Schoening

Larry Hama (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Dan Schoening (c)

“Untold Tales” Part 3! Things get frantically frigid for the Joes when Snow Job, Blizzard, Iceberg, Cover Girl, Frostbite, and Lowlight embark on a desperate mission into Frusenland—as told by Living Legend Larry Hama! Featuring cool-as-ice artwork by superstar artist Dan Schoening (Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers)!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #278—Cover B: Jamie Sullivan

Larry Hama (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Jamie Sullivan (c)

Goosebumps: Secret of the Swamp #4 (of 5)

Marieke Nijkamp (w) • Yasmin Flores Montanez (a) • Bill Underwood (c)

Blake thought things were bad enough when she found herself lost in a werewolf-infested swamp, but when the hunters become the hunted, she’ll have to figure out just whose side she’s on. This is NOT how she expected her summer to go! The wild werewolf nightmare continues in this all-ages scarefest from New

York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends, Before I Let Go, The Oracle

Code) and artist Yasmin Flores Montanez (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, Tilly).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Marvel Action: Origins #1 (of 5)—Spotlight

Chris Eliopoulois (w) • Lanna Souvanny (a & c)

Share the most important moments in Marvel history with young readers—two at a time! First up: a science exhibit and a spider bite change Peter Parker’s life forever when he becomes Spider-Man! And if that weren’t enough—find out what set Thanos on his path of conquest!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #2

Sarah Graley & Stef Purenins (w) • Philip Murphy (a & c)

Something smells funny at Oscorp School of Technology, and it’s not just the slop they serve in the lunchroom! But if Spidey’s going to get to the bottom of things, he’ll have to figure out who his friends are… and who has something to hide! A tangled web will be weaved in this adventure from writers Sarah Graley & Stef Purenins and artist Philip Murphy (Star Trek vs. Transformers, Powerpuff Girls).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #93—Cover A: Trish Forstner

Mary Kenney (w) • Trish Forstner (a & c)

Season 10 continues here!

Snap Shutter and Mane Allgood are back in Ponyville! Scootaloo’s beyond excited for her parents’ visit, but when it becomes clear that they don’t have much in common, Scoots learns that there’s no right or wrong way to be a family—and that’s ok.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #93—Cover B: JustaSuta

Mary Kenney (w) • Trish Forstner (a) • JustaSuta (c)

Scarenthood #3 (of 4)

Nick Roche (w & a & c)

It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid… Unless you’ve disturbed an ancient entity, your sanity is in tatters, your child is at risk, and your friends don’t believe a word you say. Cormac is forced to dig up the past as The Big Boy makes itself more and more at home, and Scooper gets what every kid wants from Santa: An exorcism.

Nick Roche (Transformers: The Wreckers Saga, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows) and Chris O’ Halloran (Ice Cream Man) bring the Christmas crackers and Crucifixes.

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

SEA OF SORROWS #2 (of 5)

Rich Douek (w) • Alex Cormack  (a & c)

Historical horror at its finest! The gripping tale of terror beneath the ocean continues! Tensions rise among the crew of the Vagabond as technical delays and mechanical failures frustrate their salvage of the sunken U-boat, Bremen. But, the siren song of sunken gold is nothing compared to the seductive power of the monster stalking them all!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #36 —Cover A: Dan Schoening

Evan Stanley (w & a) • Dan Schoening (c)

Strap on your snowshoes, an avalanche is headed straight for White Park Chateau! Sonic and gang are going to have to act quickly if they want to save the White Park guests and stop the hooded figure from getting away with Tails! Join Evan Stanley for the action-packed conclusion of “Chao Races and Badnik Bases”!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #36 —Cover B: Reggie Graham

Evan Stanley (w & a) • Reggie Graham (c)

Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys #4 (of 4)—Cover A: Aaron Hammerstrom

Ian Flynn (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Aaron Hammerstrom (c)

Dr. Eggman vs. the Bad Guys! Astonishingly, Dr. Starline’s managed to hold together his motley crew of criminals long enough to almost achieve his goal and see his plan to fruition. Unfortunately, when Dr. Eggman gets wind of their activities, he sets his sights on them. Will the Bad Guys stay together to scramble Eggman or will they crack? Find out in “No Honor Among Thieves,” the thrilling conclusion to Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys #4 (of 4)—Cover B: Diana Skelly

Ian Flynn (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Diana Skelly (c)

Star Trek: Voyager: Seven’s Reckoning #2 (of 4)—Cover A: Angel Hernandez

Dave Baker (w) • Angel Hernandez (a & c)

Seven of Nine’s commitment to the Prime Directive will be put to the test as she finds herself being pulled deeper and deeper into an ancient conflict between two classes of the same alien species. As tensions continue to rise, it seems like old grudges may spiral into an all-out rebellion…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: Voyager: Seven of Nine #2 (of 4)—Cover B: Photo

Dave Baker (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Photo (c)

Star Trek: Year Five #18

Jim McCann (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Stephen Thompson (c)

The Enterprise receives a distress call from Alpha Centauri and arrives to find a planet in the midst of a deadly global pandemic. But is nature responsible for this new virus, or is there something more sinister at play? The final voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue in this new episode from Eisner-winning writer Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men) and superstar artist Angel Hernandez (Star Trek: Picard)!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures #4—Cover A: Francesco Francavilla—Spotlight

Michael Moreci, Jordan Clark (w) • Megan Levens, Yael Nathan (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

Join the Wookiees of Kashyyyk for part one of a special Life Day celebration! Plus, an exciting adventure featuring a beloved bounty hunter!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures #4—Cover B: Yael Nathan—Spotlight

Michael Moreci, Jordan Clark (w) • Megan Levens, Yael Nathan (a) • Yael Nathan (c)

Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler’s Run #1 (of 2)—Spotlight

Greg Rucka & Alec Worley (w) • Ingo Römling (a & c)

After the Battle of Yavin, Han Solo and Chewbacca intend to use their reward to settle their debts. But Princess Leia asks them to accept a secret mission for the Resistance. Mortal dangers, traitorous enemies, and thorny situations mark the path of these two heroes of the Star Wars saga. An adaptation by Alec Worley, based on the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure by bestselling author Greg Rucka (The Old Guard, Stumptown)!

48 pages • $5.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #112—Cover A: Jodi Nishijima—Spotlight

Sophie Campbell (w) • Jodi Nishijima (a & c)

Michelangelo takes to the airwaves as tensions in Mutant Town grow! New mutants have grievances with both the Turtles and the Mutanimals as both groups plan for the future. Plus Casey Jones returns!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #112—Cover B: Kevin Eastman—Spotlight

Sophie Campbell (w) • Jodie Nishijima (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika II #2 (of 6)

Brahm Revel (w & a & c)

Jennika descends deeper into the underground of Mutant Town in search of answers to the bizarre transformations that have been affecting her fellow citizens. Forced to work with a former enemy, Jennika realizes that the answers she seeks are more complicated and dangerous than she thought!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Transformers #26—Cover A (wrap-around): Freddie E. Williams II

Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Freddie E. Williams II (c)

“War World” continues! As the two new leaders of Cybertron’s most dominant factions step into their new roles, one finds himself seeking council from one of the four Great Generals—for better or for worse. Meanwhile, the other is given council by his mentor, but it’s been a long time since Megatron and Termagax saw eye-to-eye.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #26—Cover B: Billie Montfort

Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Billie Montfort (c)

Transformers/Back to the Future #3 (of 4)—Cover A: Juan Samu

Cavan Scott (w) • Juan Samu (a & c)

Where—and when—are Marty McFly and his pal, the Autobot Gigawatt? That’s what Biff Tannen wants to know because if he can find them, he can help his bosses—the Decepticons—find what’s left of the Resistance and pound ‘em into next week. And if Biff can’t find them… well… he’d better prepare to be on the receiving end of a Decepticon whupping!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers/Back to the Future #3 (of 4)—Cover B: Phil Murphy

Cavan Scott (w) • Juan Samu (a) • Phil Murphy (c)

Transformers: Escape #1 (of 5)—Cover A: Bethany McGuire-Smith—GEM

Brian Ruckley (w) • Bethany McGuire-Smith (a & c)

“World War” spills into this all-new limited series! As Cybertron descends into a state of war, countless civilians—unaligned with the Autobots, Decepticons, or any faction—are caught in the crossfire. Fortunately, a solution may be coming… Wheeljack, Hound, and some of Cybertron’s greatest (and most infamous) scientists seek to reactivate the Ark program and evacuate the planet with huge spaceships. On the verge of war, will their efforts be enough to escape?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Escape #1 (of 5)—Cover B: Winston Chan—GEM

Brian Ruckley (w) • Bethany McGuire-Smith (a) • Winston Chan (c)

Usagi Yojimbo #16—Spotlight

Stan Sakai (w & a & c)

A new band of Tengu mountain goblins have invaded the northern mountains, a species new to Usagi. Savage and relentless, they are determined to drive the established Tengu out and prey upon the people of the area. For the first time, Usagi must ally himself with yokai to keep the invaders out. The first chapter of a new multi-part story!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Usagi Yojimbo: Wanderer’s Road #2 (of 6)—Spotlight

Stan Sakai (w & a) • Peach Momoko (c)

“A Mother’s Love” In this classic tale, Usagi befriends an elderly woman whose son turns out to be a villain who brings misery to their entire village. The bonds of family and honor are tested as Usagi must make an impossible choice!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99