May 2022

IDW May 2022 Solicitations

IDW May 2022 Solicitations

The IDW May 2022 solicitations are here! TMNT introduces a new character, Sonic continues, Transformers starts its own last 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.


Single Issues

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #294—Cover A: Freddie Williams II

Larry Hama (w) • SL Gallant (a) • Freddie Williams II (c)

HIGH STAKES Part 4! The next great G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero event continues here! As Cobra remains busy establishing its corrupt casino operations on Cobra Island, the warriors of G.I. Joe are equally busy attempting to covertly infiltrate their arch-enemy’s latest evil scheme. New and classic heroes and villains will fill the pages (including some shocking appearances!) as the fan-favorite creative team of Living Legend Larry Hama and SL Gallant continue their daring march to issue #300 here!

Featuring the fourth of five interconnected covers (Cover A) by superstar artist Freddie Williams II!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #294—Cover B: SL Gallant
Larry Hama (w) • SL Gallant (a) • SL Gallant (c)

G.I. Joe: Saturday Morning Adventures #4 (of 4)—Cover A: Dan Schoening

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Dan Schoening (c)

Explosive final episode… er, issue! After meddling with forces beyond his control, Cobra Commander’s wishes blow up in his face—and the Aladdin Initiative ends in a way he could never have predicted! And now every G.I. Joe and all enemy Cobra forces face off on Cobra Island in a battle that could determine the final outcome of their ongoing war and the fate of the world! It’s the big finale, so let loose with the battle cry one more time: YO, JOE!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: Saturday Morning Adventures #4 (of 4)—Cover B: Larry Houston
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Larry Houston (c)

Godzilla Rivals Vs. Gigan

Keith Davidsen (w) • Yasmin Flores Montanez (a) • E.J. Su (c)

The year is 2008. The setting is Seattle. Networked computers and video game consoles have connected millions across the globe in virtual combat… and an insidious intelligence has taken notice. The insectoid Nebulans, would-be conquerors of Earth, have hijacked the MMOs and uploaded the collective fighting techniques and strategy of gamers worldwide directly into the central processing unit of their cyborg champion. What chance does Godzilla have at victory when the vicious opponent Gigan has been augmented by the savagery of all humanity? Written by Keith Davidsen (Reanimator, Evil Ernie) and illustrated by Yasmin Flores Montanez (Goosebumps), the Cyber Age meets the Kaiju Age in this epic Emerald City showdown!

FC • 52 pages • $7.99

Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #3 (of 5)—Cover A: Freddie Williams II

Cullen Bunn (w) • Freddie Williams II (a) • Freddie Williams II (c)

From IDW Publishing and Boom! Studios, two titanic powers collide in an intercompany crossover event you never expected… but one that makes complete sense!

Everyone reading this series is expecting a team-up, and here it is! Only, this might not be what they had in mind! What’s worse than a villainous monster from the Godzilla universe? Villainous monsters from the Godzilla and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers universes! And they’re joining forces to destroy the Power Rangers!

Written by superstar scribe Cullen Bunn (Godzilla: Cataclysm) and illustrated by artist extraordinaire Freddie Williams II (Batman/TMNT)!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers  #3 (of 5)—Cover B: Alex Sanchez
Cullen Bunn (w) • Freddie Williams II (a) • Alex Sanchez (c)

The Kill Lock: The Artisan Wraith #3 (of 7)

Livio Ramondelli (w & a & c)

The Wraith is one of the most mysterious bots in the universe. Its mechanisms are known almost exclusively to its own kind, the fanatical Wraith Legion. So how does one bring down an unbreakable Wraith body with an Artisan’s unbeatable mind in it? When the Kill Lock and the Resolve Class isn’t enough, call for reinforcements—though who knows if the Wraith Legion will come to collect their own…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony #1—Cover A: Amy Mebberson

Celeste Bronfman (w) • Amy Mebberson (a & c)

A new adventure begins here! Join Sunny, Izzy, Zipp, Pipp, Hitch, and their trusty sidekick Cloudpuff as they explore a brand-new Equestria following the magical events of the hit Netflix movie!

With magic returned to Equestria, the ponies are more united than ever—at least until one of the Unity Crystals is stolen! Can the Mane 5 find the culprit before magic is gone for good? And where’s Cloudpuff leading them, anyway? Is this . . . Canterlot?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony #1—Cover B: JustaSuta
Celeste Bronfman (w) • Amy Mebberson (a) • JustaSuta (c)

The Rocketeer: The Great Race #2 (of 4)—Cover A: Gabriel Rodriguez

Stephen Mooney (w & a) • Gabriel Rodriguez (c)

Cliff Secord has finally decided to abandon the Rocketeer persona for good and concentrate on making his gal, Betty, proud of him by taking an honest-to-goodness legit gig—piloting an experimental rocket plane in a death-defying race halfway around the world! Cliff must navigate both the route and the myriad ace pilots assembled against him in order to secure one of the most valuable prizes ever offered. If only the competition were as prepared as Cliff to play it straight… Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

The Rocketeer: The Great Race #2 (of 4)—Cover B: Stephen Mooney
Stephen Mooney (w & a & c)

Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #4 (of 4)—Cover A: Mauro Fonseca

Ian Flynn (w) • Thomas Rothlisberger (a) • Mauro Fonseca (c)

The road to issue #50 continues here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE-LONG adventure leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.

Mission: take Eggtropolis. Dr. Starline, Surge, and Kit are ready to finally set Starline’s master plan in motion. They’ve trained and planned extensively, but will Dr. Eggman bumble his way into a victory or has the time come for another to take his throne?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #4 (of 4)—Cover B: Diana Skelly
Ian Flynn (w) • Adam Bryce Thomas (a) • Diana Skelley (c)

Star Trek: Discovery—Adventures in the 32nd Century #3 (of 4)

Mike Johnson & Kirsten Beyer (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Angel Hernandez (c)

The exclusive comics tie-in to the hit show continues here! The spotlight falls on Lt. Commander Detmer, as she faces a new threat to Discovery and its crew that only she can handle!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Mirror War #6 (of 8)—Cover A: JK Woodard

David Tipton & Scott Tipton (w) • Gavin Smith (a) • JK Woodard (c)

The Empire launches a dual attack on the standing Cardassian-Klingon Armada and the Klingon homeworld, with Picard and the I.S.S. Enterprise as the tip of the spear, headed for Cardassia…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Mirror War #6 (of 8)—Cover B: Amanda Madriaga
David Tipton & Scott Tipton (w) • Gavin Smith (a) • Amanda Madriaga (c)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #129—Cover A: Pablo Tunica

Sophie Campbell (w) •Pablo Tunica (a & c)

Donatello struggles to escape from the fiendish Dr. Barlow! The Turtles attempt to save him, but first they’ll have to have a final showdown with the Punk Frogs!

Plus, the long-awaited introduction of Sluggothy!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #129—Cover B: Kevin Eastman
Sophie Campbell (w) Pablo Tunica (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Best of Rat King

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

Ahead of this summer’s Armageddon Game, check out the best stories of one of the Turtles’ most enigmatic foes, the Rat King! Spanning several publishers, this collection is the place to get familiar with the monarch of vermin himself!

FC • 100 pages • $5.99

Transformers #43—Cover A: Stefano Simeone

Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Stefano Simone (c)

End of the road! Optimus Prime leads the Autobots in a desperate battle on multiple fronts—against the maniacal Decepticons, against the swarming Insecticlones, against the teeming rust worms, against Cybertron itself. But how many problems will the Autobots be able to solve and what offer could stop their journey? An extra-long final issue leading to next month’s Transformers Special 2022!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Transformers #43—Cover B: Thomas Deer
Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Thomas Deer (c)

Transformers: Best of Hot Rod

Simon Furman, Chris Metzen & Flint Dille, James Roberts, Richard Alan (w) • Livio Ramondelli, Nick Roche, Casey W. Coller, Cam Smith, Robin Smith & Various (a) • James Biggie (c)

Whether you call him Hot Rod, Rodimus Prime, or even just Roddy, the hotheaded and cavalier Autobot leader is an all-time great. From his youthful days as the new kid in the group to his accomplishments as Optimus Prime’s successor and (co-)captain of the Lost Light, catch up on all things Rodimus! Do yourself a favor, achieve something, and earn yourself a Rodimus star!

 Collects “Rise” from Transformers: Autocracy #10, Spotlight: Hot Rod, “White Fire” from Transformers (UK) #254, “Crucible (Part 2): Lūstrāre” from Transformers: Lost Light #20, “The War to End All Wars, Part 5” from Transformers: Regeneration One #100, and “Peace” from Transformers Annual 1989 (UK).

FC • 100 pages • $6.99

Transformers: Last Bot Standing #1 (of 4)

Nick Roche (w & c) • E.J. Su (a)

The war for Cybertron is long over. The war from Cybertron never ends. The planet Donnokt sits on the edge of the universe, far away from all the stars that are flickering and fading out one last time. It is a world on the precipice of revolution—industrialization—taking its first steps into the realms of the mechanical. And on the far edge of nowhere, a Visitor arrives, and Donnokt will never be the same again.

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Transformers: War’s End #4 (of 4)—Cover A: Jack Lawrence

Brian Ruckley (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)

End of the line! Exarchon makes his final push to claim all Cybertron as his own. Can a ragtag group of Autobots and Decepticons working in parallel defeat one of Cybertron’s all-time greatest threats? And what happens if they fail and Exarchon gets his hands on the sparks he needs to be unbeatable? An extra-long final issue leading to next month’s Transformers Special 2022!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Transformers: War’s End #4 (of 4)—Cover B: Phil Murphy
Brian Ruckley (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Phil Murphy (c)

Usagi Yojimbo #28

Stan Sakai (w & a & c)

The Long Road

Usagi and Yukichi come to the rescue of a famed art dealer and his assistant attacked by bandits on the road.  Unfortunately, the dealer is killed, and they take it upon themselves to deliver a precious carved jade dragon to the buyer.  However, the assistant is not the trusted employee he appears to be. 

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #5 (of 6)

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

The Way of the Samurai

Usagi befriends a famous general from the Great Wars. General Oyaneko was a loyal vassal to his late lord, but his son had refused to listen to his counsel and demoted him to become a magistrate to a small provincial town. Now disgraced and with no lord to serve, the General feels there is only one way to regain his honor as a samurai: challenge Usagi to a duel to the death.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99