September 2021

IDW September 2021 Solicitations

IDW September 2021 Solicitations

The IDW September 2021 solicitations are here! Kevin Eastman swerves through with unseen cyborg ninjas, Francesco Francavilla starts the road to the ending of Vader’s Castle saga, and much more!

Common abbreviations

  • TP/TPB: Trade Paperback
  • SC: Softcover (like a TPB)
  • HC: Hardcover
  • FC: Full Color
  • DM: Direct Market. This refers primarily to comic book stores or online shops that order via the same means as a comic book store (primarily Diamond or Lunar). Places like Amazon or Barnes and Noble will generally NOT have these variants.
  • FOC: Final Order Cutoff – The time an order has to be submitted by the vendor. Also when you need to get your order in by at TalesofWonder for preorders.
  • RES: Resolicit – A new listing for a product that was previously solicited in PREVIEWS or New to Order, and which is being listed anew since the original Solicitation was cancelled either by the vendor or by Diamond.
  • O/A: Offered Again – This designates an item that has been previously solicited and released, but is being solicited again.


Trade Paperbacks

Chained To The Grave

Andy Eschenbach, Brian Level (w) • Kate Sherron (a & c)

The Old West springs to afterlife in otherworldly color! He may have died at high noon, but he’ll be back in the saddle by midnight!

Outlaw Roy Mason has come back from the dead, chained to the tombstone that marked his grave. It’s a lawless time, a magical time, and the undead Roy soon finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place as he sets out in search of treasure. But Roy, trying to do right by the wife and children he left behind, soon finds out that everything is not always as it seems…

A classic tale of gun slinging revenge with a supernatural twist, Chained to the Grave presents western horror with a wholly unique visual style for a tale as refreshing as a second first breath.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-784-9

Marvel Action: Spider-Man: Extra Credit (Book One)

Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins (w) • Philip Murphy, Arianna Florean (a) • Philip Murphy (c)

Welcome to the Oscorp Charter School of Technology, where we accept only the most AMAZING and SPECTACULAR young people and definitely have nothing to hide!

School can be tough, especially when you’ve got a secret–even if that secret is that you’re Spider-Man! Gifted with incredible powers, Peter Parker has defended the streets of New York City from all sorts of terrifying criminals, but he’s about to discover that the halls of his new school may be even MORE dangerous!

With all the mysterious goings-on at the school, can Peter figure out which of his classmates are his real friends, and which have something to hide? And with bizarre new threats around every corner, will he ever have a chance to spend time with his crush… who just happens to hate Spider-Man? What’s a young wall-crawler to do? Collects Marvel Action: Spider-Man Volume Three, issues #1–5.

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 120 pages • 5.6” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-844-0

Secret Passages [TSP]

Axelle Lenoir (w & a & c)

Ever since my cosmic twin disappeared, nothing makes sense anymore. Friends, work, life—well, you get the picture.

For all of five minutes I thought therapy might be the answer. But then I remembered: I’m a cartoonist. Why waste a skilled professional’s time when I could just spend 10 years of my life making an autobiographical comic and call it a “voyage of self-discovery”?

So here it is: the opening chapter of my life. It’s 1985 in a small Quebec town called Notre-Dame du Lac. We’re going to get to know a little girl who enjoys chatting with the forest (that’s me!), a younger brother with demonic tendencies, a tyrannical older brother, and two marvelous parents who may or may not be aliens.

And please, PLEASE, take my advice, dear reader. If you ever find yourself in the midst of an existential crisis, don’t make a comic about it. See a therapist instead. Much love!

SC • FC • $19.99 • 184 pages • 7” x 10” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-499-3

Sonic The Hedgehog, Vol. 9: Chao Races & Badnik Bases

Evan Stanley (w) • Evan Stanley, Adam Bryce Thomas (a) • Gigi Dutreix (c)

Fan-favorite artist Evan Stanley takes over as writer! A new storyline begins, perfect for new readers, as Sonic races to help a friend in need!

Hold on to your chili dogs, Sonic fans! The Metal Virus is gone, but things aren’t back to normal. Omega is damaged, and his allies turn to Sonic for help. The only way to rebuild him is to trade parts with a mysterious champion Chao racer, so it’s off to the races for Cream, Cheese, Amy, and Rouge! They’ll have to keep up their winning streak or surrender Cheese to Clutch’s evil… clutches!

Meanwhile, Sonic and Tails are being watched by a mysterious figure in Dr. Eggman’s seemingly abandoned base, but when Rouge’s team calls for help, will this shadowy character prove friend or foe? Please keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times, folks, this is going to be a bumpy one! Collects IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog issues #33–36.

TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-762-7

Star Trek: Year Five – Experienced in Loss (Book 4)

Brandon Easton, Jim McCann, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Paul Cornell, Jody Houser (w) • Angel Hernandez, Silvia Califano, Stephen Thompson, Christopher Jones, Carlos Nieto, Megan Levens (a) • JJ Lendl (c)

The five-year mission reaches its epic conclusion, where Kirk and the Enterprise crew will have their bonds tested, secrets revealed, and futures cast into doubt!

First, Kirk meets his romantic match in fellow Starfleet captain Laura Rhone. But will she be the one, or the one that got away? Then, while investigating a mysterious structure on his home planet, Spock vanishes! Can Kirk, Bones, and company find where—or when—their friend has gone? And what does Spock’s entanglement in Vulcan’s past mean for its future?

Finally, the showdown that’s been building for the last year is here! Gary Seven and the shadowy AEGIS organization’s scheme has stretched from the grand Tholian Assembly to the pestilential Harry Mudd. Now their ultimate plan comes to fruition, and only the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise can hope to stop it! When the smoke clears, what will be left for our heroes? Collects issues #20–25 of the series.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 168 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-852-5

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, Vol. 1

Daniel José Older (w) • Harvey Tolibao, Pow Rodrix (a) • Harvey Tolibao (c)

Centuries before the events of the Skywalker Saga, the galaxy is experiencing unparalleled peace—until a new enemy threatens everything the Jedi have built.

In the days of the High Republic, the Jedi are at the height of their power. But the emergence of the piratical, anarchic Nihil proves that even the most successful peace is fragile, and the Jedi’s influence is neither as pervasive nor as benevolent as they would believe.

Now Lula, Farzal, and Qort, inexperienced Jedi Padawans, must help the inhabitants of Trymant IV in the wake of a Nihil attack. All the while, they’ll face suspicion and outright opposition from a group of subversive citizens who resent and fear the Jedi. Two of those citizens, Zeen and Krix, will have to decide whether to accept the Padawans’ aid or try to save the day on their own.

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures is part of a broader publishing initiative exploring a mysterious, bygone era of the Galactic Republic through comics and prose. Collects Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures issues #1–5.

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 120 pages • 5.6” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-853-2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, Vol. 1

Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Brian Lynch, Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Duncan, Mateus Santolouco, Franco Urru, Andy Kuhn, Valerio Schiti, Sophie Campbell, Charles Paul Wilson III (a) • Dan Duncan (c)

Presenting the complete TMNT stories in recommended reading order, including one-shots, crossovers, and event series. Everything a beginner could need, everything a diehard could want.

Now in paperback for the first time!

TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and writer Tom Waltz guide readers through a ground-breaking new origin and into epic tales of courage, loyalty, and family as the Turtles and their allies battle for survival against enemies old and new in the dangerous streets and sewers of New York City.

Collects the first 12 issues of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing series, plus the Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Splinter Micro-Series one-shots.

TPB • FC • $39.99 • 424 pages • 6.63” x 10.19” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-866-2

Single Issues

Bermuda #3 (of 4)

John Layman (w) • Nick Bradshaw (a) • Nick Bradshaw (c)

Bermuda must get to the north shore of Trangle, the island that is at ground zero of a bizarre dimensional portal—it’s a two-day ride via passenger lizard… or it’s a half-day walk if you’re willing to sneak through Soldier’s Bay. But the men who live in Soldier’s Bay are crazy, well-armed, and don’t tolerate trespassers. And they’re only slightly less dangerous than the giant, poisonous spiders that surround the encampment. Odds are, Bermuda is going to regret taking this shortcut…

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Canto III: Lionhearted #3 (of 6)

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

As Canto and Aulaura embark on the quest to find the Vikus in the icy Frysta Wastes, Falco and Rikta sneak into the City of Dis to scout for a surprise attack. Neither quest goes according to plan. Falco and Rikta stumble on a much greater threat, and Canto teeters on the edge of failure—literally.

Join the latest adventure in the Canto-verse that Major Spoilers called “a quest story to savor.”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Yearbook #3

Larry Hama (w) • Ron Wagner, Mike Zeck (a) • (c) Roi Mercado

Relive the classic era of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero in this very special reprint of Yearbook #3. Featuring the classic tales “Hush Job” and “My Dinner with Serpentor” — plus TONS of extras — Living Legend Larry Hama and his top-notch team of artists take us on an unforgettable journey that features spies, ninjas, soldiers, swords, guns, and… PIZZA! It’s all here in this must-have comic for long-time collectors and new fans alike. Includes a brand-new cover by superstar-artist-in-the-making Roi Mercado!

FC • 68 pages • $5.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #286—Cover A: Freddie Williams II

Larry Hama (w) • Andrew Lee Griffith (a) • Freddie Williams II (c)

Once a warrior for Cobra. Then a soldier for G.I. Joe. But ALWAYS an Arashikage ninja, first and foremost! He’s Tommy Arashikage and this is SPOTLIGHT: STORM SHADOW!

Living Legend Larry Hama and fan-favorite artist Andrew Lee Griffith once again team up for this special standalone story featuring the mysterious ninja in white. Also includes the first of five interconnected covers (issues #286-#290) by superstar artist Freddie Williams II (Batman/TMNT)!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #286—Cover B: Alex Sanchez
Larry Hama (w) • Andrew Lee Griffith (a) • Alex Sanchez (c)

Godzilla Rivals Vs. Mothra

Mary Kenney (w) • SL Gallant (a) • E.J. Su (c)

The Monster in the Lake! Nature can’t be contained in this brand-new issue of Godzilla Rivals!

Something is trapped in Lake Ikeda—Mothra, the ancient and beautiful guardian of nature and humanity! But when one kaiju awakens, Godzilla is sure to be close behind…

FC • 52 pages • $7.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #102—Cover A: Andy Price

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Andy Price (a & c)

An oversized adventure caps off over a hundred issues of Pony fun! Don’t miss this thrilling conclusion to the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic!

The climactic battle of Season 10 ends here! With the Knights of Order attacking Equestria, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity must face a foe that seeks to take the Elements of Harmony. Good thing they have a lot of friends—old and new!—upon whom they can rely!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #102—Cover B: JustaSuta
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Andy Price (a) • JustaSuta (c)

My Little Pony/Transformers: The Magic of Cybertron

James Asmus, Sam Maggs, Ian Flynn, Tony Fleecs (w) • Jack Lawrence, Casey W. Coller, Priscilla Tramontano, Trish Forstner, Tony Fleecs (a) • Bethany McGuire-Smith (c)

More ponies, more bots, and more magical mayhem as two worlds collide in the return of this hit crossover event!

While using a modified Spacebridge to bring magic to Cybertron, the Decepticons end up unleashing a more powerful evil from Equestria than they ever could’ve imagined—looks like the only way out of this one is to team up!

New partnerships will have to be created—the Seekers and the Wonderbolts, Applejack and Wildwheel, Soundwave and Octavia—in order to recapture the magic of their first meeting and save the day! All of this and more in the second My Little Pony/Transformers crossover!

TPB • FC • $15.99 • 104 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-870-9

Sonic the Hedgehog #45—Cover A: Evan Stanley

Evan Stanley (w & a & c)

The ROAD TO #50 starts here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE long adventure leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.

ROAD TRIP!!! The girls; Amy, Jewel, Tangle, and Belle, are heading off on a well-deserved camping trip. Between Dr. Eggman, Dr. Starline, and the Deadly Six, life has been a bit stressful, so they hope rest and relaxation will bring them some peace. Unfortunately… tensions are high and Amy’s fortune card readings leave everyone feeling confused. Can the girls extinguish the awkwardness before it burns out of control? Find out in “TRIAL BY FIRE,” part one by Evan Stanley.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #45—Cover B: Diana Skelley
Evan Stanley (w & a) • Diana Skelley (c)

Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #1 (of 5)—Cover A: Francesco Francavilla

Cavan Scott (w) • Francesco Francavilla, Megan Levens (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

Join Creepy Cavan Scott, Frightening Francesco Francavilla, and a host of eerie Star Wars artists in the epic conclusion to the Vader’s Castle saga! Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle is a horror-packed, star-studded, five-week event guaranteed to haunt your dreams.

In issue #1, life is looking up for Lina and Milo Graf and Crater, but Milo has been having nightmares… about zombie droids! Find out what’s causing these dreams and if Milo can handle being haunted by the GHOSTS OF VADER’S CASTLE.

Guest-starring Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, and Jar Jar Binks!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #1 (of 5)—Cover B: Derek Charm—GEM OF THE MONTH
Cavan Scott (w) • Francesco Francavilla, Megan Levens (a) • Derek Charm (c)

Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Francesco Francavilla

Cavan Scott (w) • Francesco Francavilla, Derek Charm (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

The epic five week event miniseries Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle continues!

In issue #2, Lina searches for the now missing Milo and Crater and runs into… Jaxxon! He reveals that he, too, has been having nightmares, but of vicious Wookiees bigger than mountains! It seems the GHOSTS OF VADER’S CASTLE are haunting everyone’s dreams…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #2 (of 5)—Cover B: Derek Charm
Cavan Scott (w) • Francesco Francavilla, Derek Charm (a) • Derek Charm (c)

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #8

Daniel Jose Older  (w) • Toni Bruno (a) • Harvey Tolibao (c)

Back together and safe on the Starlight, Lula, Zeen, Farzala, and Qort recover from their adventures on the Junk Moon and Nal Hutta, but a new challenge awaits them in the form of an old friend. Meanwhile, Marchion Ro encourages Krix’s violent obsessions, leading to an attack onTakodana!

Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot and artist Toni Bruno bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures—The Monster of Temple Peak #2 (of 4)

Cavan Scott (w) • Rachael Stott (a & c)

Follow former Jedi turned saber-for-hire monster hunter Ty Yorrick in this adventure-packed High Republic miniseries by Cavan Scott and Rachael Stott!

Ty begins the trek up Temple Peak, but the mountain’s hungry creatures and slippery edges put her rusty Force skills to the test. Dangerous monsters, cliffs, and battles are second nature for Ty, though. But dealing with people? Well, that may be the hardest part of her mission…

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #121—Cover A: Jodi Nishijima

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

It’s an all-out confrontation as the Mutantimals clash with the Splinter Dojo for the fate of Mutant Town! Will the TMNT be able to keep their students from harm and take the fight to Old Hob?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #121—Cover B: Kevin Eastman
Sophie Campbell (w & a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin Design Archive #1

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Tom Waltz (w) • Kevin Eastman (a & c)

Never-before-seen behind the scenes artwork and design notes from TMNT: The Last Ronin #2 and #3—pulled straight from the mind of TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and poured unfiltered onto the page! Cyborg ninjas, a transformed skyline, formidable ocean walls… you’ve visited the New York City of TMNT: The Last Ronin—now take a deep dive into what went into building the terrifying dystopia of the hottest comic of 2021! Go one step beyond the Director’s Cut—every page of this deluxe oversized square bound edition is all-new, packed with never-before-printed material providing an unprecedented look behind the curtain of an unprecedented comic book event! Prove to your grandkids that you were here when it happened!

FC • 52 pages • $8.99

Transformers #35—Cover A: Juan Samu

Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Juan Samu (c)

“Sea of Rust,” part two! Termagax has many secrets–information that could forever tip the scales in the favor of the Autobots or the Decepticons. As the Decepticons close in, she allows Optimus Prime and the two other Autobots she respects into her inner sanctum to share her knowledge. But will the Autobots be able to act on it before the Decepticons start their siege? And where does Skywarp factor into the equation?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #35—Cover B: Joana Lafuente
Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Joana Lafuente (c)

Transformers: Halloween Special

Dan Watters (w) • Beth McGuire-Smith (a) • Nicole Goux (c)

Whispers of a disembodied spark howling alone in the desert are floating around Cybertron. Whispers of Starscream’s loyalty to Megatron’s cause are also floating around. Frustrated and needing some space to clear his head, Starscream visits the desert and is surprised to actually hear the rumored screams. He follows the sound and is met with a creature that makes him question what it means to be a cybernetic being. Starscream faces off with this grotesque experiment in “I Have No Mouth And I Must Starscream,” by Dan Watters (Home Sick Pilots, Lucifer, The Sandman Universe).

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Transformers: Beast Wars #8—Cover A: Andrew Griffith

Erik Burnham (w) • Winston Chan (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)

“Pod,” part two! Blackarachnia has made her way to the Maximal ship, the Axalon, and encountered her first Maximal, Cheetor. Now she’s gone missing again and it’s up to the whole crew to find the mysteriously disappearing spider… before she finds them! 

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Beast Wars #8—Cover B: Martin Gee
Erik Burnham (w) • Winston Chan (a) • Martin Gee (c)

Transformers: King Grimlock #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Alex Horley

Steve Orlando (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Alex Horley (c)

King Grimlock rampages on! As Grimlock sets off to find his place in this strange new world of men, beasts, and magic, he finds himself in the maw of a beast big enough to swallow a Dinobot! It’s a fight of incredible strength between the Cybertronian T-Rex and the monster–and someone is taking lessons from Grimlock that may spell his doom!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Transformers: King Grimlock #2 (of 5)—Cover B: Ilias Kyriazis
Steve Orlando (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Ilias Kyriazis (c)

Transformers: Shattered Glass #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Alex Milne

Danny Lore (w) • Daniel Khanna (a) • Alex Milne (c)

Shattered Glass isn’t your average Transformers tale… “Shards” is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.

In issue #2, Megatron is the only bot who can stop the three Autobot warlords from acquiring information that could reignite the war, but can he forgive his past mistakes and take up the mantle of Deception leader again?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Shattered Glass #2 (of 5)—Cover B: Andrew Griffith
Danny Lore (w) • Daniel Khanna (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)

Usagi Yojimbo #22

Stan Sakai (w & a & c)

Usagi and Yukichi have left Lord Hikiji’s province so their troubles are behind them… or so they thought! They meet up with Kitsune, the street performer/thief, who brings her own troubles. Kitsune has stolen a ledger recording bribes by a gang leader to local politicians. Usagi wants to turn it over to the area magistrate but she wants to sell it back to the mob leader. However, both plans change when Kitsune’s protégé, Kiyoko, is kidnapped!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Usagi Yojimbo: The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy #4

Stan Sakai (w & a) • David Petersen (c)

Usagi makes a surprise alliance with the ninja Shingen as bounty-hunter Gen finally catches up to the outlaw Zato-Ino for a fight to the finish! Multiple threads start to converge as this classic Usagi tale comes to life in all-new color!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99