October 2021

IDW October 2021 Solicitations

IDW October 2021 Solicitations

The IDW October 2021 solicitations are here! TMNT Ultimate collection gets a TPB for vol 6, Beast Wars gets its first TPB, Star Trek Mirror War begins, 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

Animal Stories

Peter & Maria Hoey (w & a) • Peter Hoey (c)

What separates us from animals? What connects us? Award-winning cartoonists Peter and Maria Hoey probe these mysteries across six surreal and interconnected stories.

After tremendous acclaim for their series Coin-Op Comics, two brilliant creators present their first graphic novel: a menagerie of wild tales. Pushing the boundaries of their dazzling and unique narrative style, Animal Stories weaves together six short stories exploring the mysterious relationships between humans and other animals.

A girl who keeps pigeons starts receiving messages from a new bird in her flock. A ship’s crew rescues a dog, only to find far stranger things in the sea around them. A reincarnated cat with criminal intentions, a parrot who leads a revolution, and a squirrel who tempts a woman in a beautiful garden glade.

Drawing inspiration from Aesop’s Fables, film noir, and the Old Testament, Peter and Maria Hoey apply their singular and sophisticated visual storytelling to create a new set of modern animal tales for modern times.

SC • FC • $19.99 • 176 pages • 10” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-502-0

Available in December

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 25 – Untold Tales

Larry Hama (w) • Netho Diaz, Brian Shearer, Dan Schoening, Alex Sanchez, Ron Joseph, Andrew Lee Griffith (a) • Kieran McKeown (c)

You think you’ve seen it all, but these stories reveal never-before-told adventures of your favorite heroes and villains. Plus, join the JOEs on a different type of adventure, a murder-mystery!

In “Untold Tales,” take an extended look behind some of the most important moments in G.I. JOE history through the eyes of some of your favorite characters. Join Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Stalker, and Torpedo in a desperate mission to Crucial Abysmia; experience the counter-assault in The Pit with MP Law and his sidekick, Order; feel the frigid temperatures of Fusenland with Snow Job, Blizzard, Iceberg, Cover Girl, Frostbite, and Lowlight; fly with Ace and Slip Stream on a mission against the Terror Drome; and be wary of the bespectacled, beautiful, brilliant, and bombastic Baroness!

Then, in the aftermath of the chaotic events of “Snake Hunt” (Volume 24), the JOEs are in a tough spot with the brass in Washington, D.C. Called to testify before a confidential sub-committee intent on investigating the off-the-books mission, a small group of JOEs find themselves embroiled in an entirely different kind of investigation… the murder/mystery kind, featuring brand-new JOEs Sherlock, Multo, and Black Hat in “Murder by Assassination!” Collects G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero issues #276–285.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 240 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-854-9

Available in December.

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones 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 II!

In the midst of galactic unrest from the growing Seperatist movement, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, are dispatched to protect Senator Padmé Amidala after a failed attempt on her life. What follows is a mission stretching to the farthest corners of the Outer Rim. Master and apprentice will discover a plot that threatens the entire Republic and see their loyalties–to the Jedi and each other–tested like never before. Can Anakin protect those he loves, and can Obi-Wan prevent the outbreak of all-out war?

Capturing the galaxy-spanning action of Attack of the Clones, experience Episode II as a beautiful graphic novel combining the epic wonder of Star Wars with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs.

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 72 pages • 6.75” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-856-3

Available in December.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 6

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

A thorough look back at the TMNT’s comic book origins from their earliest stories with insightful annotations from co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.

Rediscover the underground roots of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with this special collection of 29 short stories created between 1985–1989, handpicked by Kevin Eastman. With over 250 pages of mutated-martial arts action along with annotations full of original story notes, preliminary art, personal photographs, and more following each story, this volume is perfect for fans to relive the glorious days of the Turtles’ origins as well as an excellent place for new readers to see where the TMNT phenomenon began.

TPB • B&W • $29.99 • 256 pages • 7.625” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-857-0

Available in December.

Transformers: Beast Wars, Vol. 1

Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a & c)

Celebrate 25 years of Beast Wars! The Maximals and the Predacons are back in this all-new series.

“In the beginning came the beasts, and all that creeps, crawls and flies—but nature lies, they’re robots in disguise!” With this one line a whole new generation of Transformers toys and fans was created. Now, 25 years later, an all-new series brings your favorite characters back!

In the future, the planet Cybertron belongs to the scientific-minded Maximals and the action-oriented Predacons! When a crew of Predacons, led by the successor to the Megatron name, steals a golden disk and a ship capable of traveling through time, it’s up to Optimus Primal and his Maximal crew—Rattrap, Rhinox, Cheetor, and new character Nyx—to catch them! Collects issues #1–6, Savage Landing!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-858-7

Available in December.

Single Issues

Bermuda #4 (of 4)

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

The epic conclusion is at hand… can Bermuda and her friends survive?! Can THE WORLD even survive?! The door between dimensions is finally open, thanks to the science of our world, and the sorcery of Bermuda’s. Now both worlds are threatened, and the only hope for either is the brave 16-year-old island adventurer known as Bermuda!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 (of 5)—Cover A: Max Dunbar

Jim Zub (w) • Eduardo Mello (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

The prelude to the much-anticipated video game Baldur’s Gate III begins here!

Changed by their experiences in Avernus, Krydle, Shandie, Delina, Nerys, Minsc, and Boo return home to Baldur’s Gate to find that something much more insidious has taken root… what could be behind the odd behavior of the Head Librarian of the Knowledge-Hold?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 (of 5)—Cover B: Max Davenport
Jim Zub (w) • Eduardo Mello (a) • Max Davenport (c)

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #287—Cover A: Freddie Williams II

Larry Hama (w) • Billy Penn (a) • Freddie Williams II (c)

So you’ve been recruited into the world’s most elite fighting force for freedom. You’re one of the best of the best warriors the planet has to offer. You’re ready to join the fight, but before you step onto the battlefield, you first have to step into… the PIT.

Join Living Legend Larry Hama and artist Billy Penn as they show you what the first days of a brand-new JOE are like through the eyes of newbies Multo, Black Hat, and Sherlock. This month it’s time to (you guessed it)… SPOTLIGHT: THE NEWBIES!

Features the second of five interconnecting covers (#286–#290) by superstar artist Freddie Williams II!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #287—Cover B: Billy Penn
Larry Hama (w) • Billy Penn (a & c)

Marvel Action Classics: Spider-Man Two-In-One #4

Todd Dezago, more (w) • Michael O’Hare, more (a) • Randy Green (c)

In this Marvel Classics Two-In-One, we follow Spidey on dual adventures with a couple of super special guests!

In “The Chameleon Strikes,” Spider-Man goes to enlist in the Fantastic Four, mistakenly believing that they make a salary. Then, Spidey finds himself in hot water—and a head-on collision with action!

FC • 48 pages • $4.99

My Little Pony: Generations #1—Cover A: Amy Mebberson

Casey Gilly (w) • Michela Cacciatore (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

A brand-new Pony adventure begins here, encompassing generations both old and new when G1 and Friendship is Magic collide!

A long time ago, an evil witch named Hydia sought to destroy pony-kind. Now her granddaughters, Grackle and Dyre, are back to finish the job!

With the School of Friendship overloaded with students, Starlight Glimmer and the Mane Six reach out for help. Enter: Violet Shiver, Shadow Storm, and Black Belle! But these ponies aren’t quite what they seem; in fact, they’re working for Grackle and Dyre! With their sights set on revenge and a brand-new Smooze on hand, the young witches and their dastardly creations are ready to cause some mayhem…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Generations #1—Cover B: Agnes Garbowska
Casey Gilly (w) • Michela Cacciatore (a) • Agnes Garbowska (c)

Snake Eyes: Deadgame—Declassified

Rob Liefeld, Chad Bowers (w) • Rob Liefeld (a, c)

Peer behind the mask of G.I. Joe’s superstar ninja/commando—and see what made Rob Liefeld’s Snake Eyes: Deadgame into a phenomenon! Never-before-seen material from throughout the five issue limited series fill this one-of-a-kind edition—from sketches, layouts, and designs to an unbelievable look at the phenomenal inks over Liefeld’s dynamic pencils from artists like Neal Adams, Ryan Ottley, Whilce Portacio, Ed Piskor, Tom Scioli, Marat Mychaels, Jerry Ordway, Dan Fraga, Kevin Eastman—and more!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #46—Cover A: Ryan Jampole

Evan Stanley (w & a) • Ryan Jampole (c)
The ROAD TO #50 continues here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE long adventure leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.

This is not a drill! In “Trial by Fire,” part two by Evan Stanley, a forest fire threatens the ecosystem and the campers—luckily, Amy, Tangle, Jewel, and Belle are there to help! The heroines must overcome their differences and work together to save the day.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #46—Cover B: Jennifer Hernandez
Evan Stanley (w & a) • Jennifer Hernandez (c)

Star Trek: The Mirror War #1—Cover A: J.K. Woodward

David & Scott Tipton (w) • Gavin Smith (a) • J.K. Woodward (c)

Return to the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation with this brand-new series from writers David & Scott Tipton, where familiar faces and exciting new surprises await around every corner!

To conquer the Mirror Universe, Captain Picard must first seize control of the ship-building planet of Faundori! The only problem? Faundori is inside Klingon-Cardassian Alliance territory…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Mirror War #1—Cover B: Amanda Madriaga
David & Scott Tipton (w) • Gavin Smith (a) • Amanda Madriaga (c)

Star Wars Adventures #11—Cover A: Francesco Francavilla

Cavan Scott, Anne Toole (w) • Manuel Bracchi, Nick Brokenshire (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

Commanded by Luke Skywalker, Rogue Squadron tangles with the Empire in the Outer Rim, but the young Jedi has more than Imperial TIE fighters to deal with. New recruit Myra Chimor just won’t listen to orders. Can the hot-headed pilot learn how to fly as part of a team or will her need to go it alone lead to disaster? Cavan Scott joins Manuel Bracchi for the beginning of a two-part X-wing adventure, “SQUAD GOALS”!

Then, in “BUBO’S ADVENTURE,” by Anne Toole and Nick Brokenshire, Ree-Yees has lost Jabba the Hutt’s beloved pet, Buboicullaar! Explore every inch of the filthy Hutt barge with Ree-Yees as he races to find Bubo before Jabba can toss him off the ship!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures #11—Cover B: Nick Brokenshire
Cavan Scott, Anne Toole (w) • Manuel Bracchi, Nick Brokenshire (a) • Nick Brokenshire (c)

Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #3 (of 5)—Cover A: Francesco Francavilla

Cavan Scott (w) • Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

Join Cavan Scott, Francesco Francavilla, and a host of classic 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 #3, catch up with Hudd and Skritt! Hudd has been dreaming of the Spirit of the Swamp, a gilled monster that terrorizes Dagobah! The GHOST OF VADER’S CASTLE are in all corners of the galaxy…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #3 (of 5)—Cover B: Derek Charm
Cavan Scott (w) • Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack (a) • Derek Charm (c)

Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #4 (of 5)—Cover A: Francesco Francavilla

Cavan Scott (w) • Francesco Francavilla, Chris Fenoglio (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

Join Cavan Scott, Francesco Francavilla, and a host of classic 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 #4, Lina’s dreams are visited by the ghost of the galaxy’s most threatening villain! The GHOSTS OF VADER’S CASTLE are looming closer…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #4 (of 5)—Cover B: Derek Charm
Cavan Scott (w) • Francesco Francavilla, Chris Fenoglio (a) • Derek Charm (c)

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

Cavan Scott (w) • Francesco Francavilla (a & c)

Join Cavan Scott, Francesco Francavilla, and a host of classic 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 the final Vader’s Castle tale, Lina, Hudd, Skritt, and Jaxxon race to Mustafar to save Milo and Crater. Will the group be able to fight the ghosts that still haunt the castle, or will the galaxy forever be bound to suffer from the wrath of the GHOSTS OF VADER’S CASTLE?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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

Star Wars: High Republic Adventures #9

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

The Padawan are off on another mission! This time to Takodana, to assist the lone Jedi defending the local Jedi temple against the ever-growing threat of the Nihils. But Qort has trouble focusing when he comes face to face with his own past amidst new dangers and old allies.

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 #3 (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!

The time has come—Ty has reached the Gretalx layer and now she must do what she does best: slay the beast! But during the battle, her rusty Force powers trigger a cave in, trapping her and Drewen with the monster. As the Gretalax and Rock Weavers close in on the pair, Ty feels an unexpected presence in the Force…

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #122—Cover A: Jodi Nishijima

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

The fallout from the confrontation between the Mutanimals and the TMNT continues with many questioning what direction Mutant Town is headed for. While the Turtles discuss their new path forward, Hob begins to set his sights on a new target: Baxter Stockman!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #122—Cover B: Kevin Eastman
Sophie Campbell (w & a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Best of April O’Neil

Misc. (w) • Misc. (a) • James Biggie (c)

The Turtles’ best friend April is always ready to uncover new danger and help her mutant pals! Dig into this oversized collection and discover the very best April stories from across multiple TMNT publishers!

FC • 100 pages • $5.99

Transformers #36—Cover A: Anna Malkova

Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a & c)

“Sea of Rust,” part three! The Autobots are outnumbered and surrounded in Termagax’s base with Decepticons on one side and the most deadly Cybertronian environment on the other. With an incredibly powerful artifact on the line—one that could turn the tide of the war in their favor—can the Autobots withstand the siege?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #36—Cover B: Red Powell
Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Red Powell (c)

Transformers: Beast Wars #9—Cover A: Josh Burcham

Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a & c)

“Thicker Skin”. The Predacons begin their hunt for other fallen protoform pods, containing potential reinforcements in their quest to crush the Maximals. But Skold, the Predacon powerhouse, is left behind because she’ll slow the mission down, at least according to Terrorsaur. When Skold encounters a pod on her own, it’ll be up to her to bring it to the Predacon’s side… or put it down for good.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Beast Wars #9—Cover B: Priscilla Tramontano
Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a) • Priscilla Tramontano (c)

Transformers: King Grimlock #3 (of 5)—Cover A: Bryan Lee

Steve Orlando (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Bryan Lee (c)

King Grimlock rampages on! Confronted by the ghoulish host of the Red Wizard’s Army, Grimlock leads a band of villagers into a war against their ruler. But all is not what it seems near the Red Wizard’s compound. Will Grimlock lead them to freedom… or destruction?!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Transformers: King Grimlock #3 (of 5)—Cover B: Agustin Padilla
Steve Orlando (w) • Agustin Padilla (a & c)

Transformers: Shattered Glass #3 (of 5)—Cover A: Alex Milne

Danny Lore (w) • Guido Guidi (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 #3, Starscream seeks out more Decepticons to prevent another war that could destroy Cybertron, but memories of the past haunt every step. As the Autobots close in, Starscream must decide between peace for his planet and his former best friend.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Shattered Glass #3 (of 5)—Cover B: Fico Ossio
Danny Lore (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Fico Ossio (c)

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #1 (of 4)—Cover A: Jack Lawrence

David Mariotte (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)

Out in the Cybertronian colonies, good entertainment is hard to find. Fortunately, there’s always the Wreckers—brave Cybertronians broadcasting death-defying stunts and action—all as a cover for undercover operations! When the only event bigger than a new Wreckers broadcast, the Speedia 500, a race for governmental control of a whole world, is threatened, the Wreckers have a new mission: Save the most viewed race in the galaxy… without getting caught. Wreck & Rule!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #1 (of 4)—Cover B: Anna Malkova
David Mariotte (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Anna Malkova (c)

Usagi Yojimbo #23

Stan Sakai (w & a & c)

From 2021 Eisner Award-nominee Stan Sakai!

Ransom, Part 2 (of 3) Kiyoko has been kidnapped and is held for ransom by Boss Hasegawa. He wants the ledger of bribes that Kitsune had stolen. Usagi, Yukichi and Kitsune know they would be walking into a trap, but they find aid from a very unexpected source. Or do they? How far can they trust someone they know will betray them?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Usagi Yojimbo: The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy #5 (of 6)

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

One of Usagi’s most classic and epic adventures reaches its penultimate chapter! As a castle is sieged to prevent a revolt against the shogun, Usagi and friends must make a desperate gambit to prevent the land from descending into war. Not everyone will survive the mighty struggle that ensues!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99