Friday, August 21, 2009

Toy Review: Masters of the Universe Classics Tri-Klops

The latest figure in Mattel's Masters of the Universe Classics line is Skeletor's three-eyed minion, Tri-Klops. Tri-Klops went on sale on the 17th of this month and sold out after a few days, a bit longer than it had taken for the previous few figures but rumor has it that Mattel had increased their production again as of this month. Tri-Klops has always been one of the visually interesting characters in the line and that's no different in his new incarnation.

Like many characters in MOTUC, Tri-Klops is given a kooky "real" name, in this case it is Trydor Esooniux Scope. No wonder he turned to evil. Like many of these little bio details, this name is inspired by some obscure bit of Masters of the Universe lore, here the name assigned to the character in the original series bible, T. E. Scope. His bio seems to be a nod to both his mini-comics appearances and his origin story from the Icons of Evil series that accompanied the 2002 show. Strangely, the bio neglects his role as the chief inventor and technician for Skeletor from the 2002 series despite packing him with the Doomseeker accessory. I enjoyed his depiction in that series because he was the most competent and loyal Evil Warrior and sort of the antithesis of Man-At-Arms.

This is one of the Masters of the Universe Classic figures that really does take some influence from the 2002 line. While the body is a directly inspired from the classic figure, the head is a good mix of details of both versions. Especially under the visor which looks as though he is wearing some kind of tight-fitting cap that wraps around his head and under his jaw as opposed to the knob-like pate on the original figure. But he also has the high-cheek bones and facial expression of the original figure. What's very awesome about this figure is that there is sculpting directly beneath the visor where you can see Tri-Klop's eye implants, not unlike how they appeared when they were briefly visible in the 2002 series. The visor itself is a bit of a mixed bag, and while its not as tall and Playschool looking as the original visor, it seems a bit on the big side. The eyes are quite big, with the red and green being my favorite, with the green looking very jewel-like from a distance. The blue eye is my least favorite, as the paint scheme and color are uninspired. On my copy, the paint around all three eyes are a bit sloppy up close.

Tri-Klops comes with removable armor which recreates his 1980's look. There is an off-center sword holder in back and three sculpted daggers that on my figure were painted metallic green as opposed to the silver in the photos on mattycollector. The orange paint on the armor is a little thick and sloppy on mine. Tri-Klops also comes with his trademark green sword complete with hand guard (even Stratos can hold it!) Like many of the other swords in this line it is two toned, with a forest green hilt and a metallic green blade. The final accessory to come with the Evil Spy of Skeletor is the above mentioned Doomseeker, although it is strangely painted to match Tri-Klops and not in the 2002 chrome.

Thanks to what was always a strong and interesting design, and great sculpting Tri-Klops is one of the better figures in the Masters of the Universe Classics line. You wont see him around for a while from Mattel, but he's definitely worth checking out on the secondary market for purchase or trade if you missed him. If you are a true fan of Masters of the Universe, you are going to want to have this iconic villain.

Patrick G
Staff Reviewer

Read More

Comic News: Update on Nick Simmons signing at Golden Apple Comics on August 22nd


UPDATE!: Confirmed for attendance will be special guests Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed!

On August 22nd from 1-3pm Golden Apple Comics will present an autograph signing with NICK SIMMONS for the release of his new comic book from Radical Publishing INCARNATE.

From Nick Simmons, son of rock legend Gene Simmons and star of A&E’s GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS, comes a revolutionary new take on the undead. They cannot die. They feel no pain. They hunger for human flesh. They are Revenants. Centuries ago, the Revenant known as Mot was worshipped as a God. Now, he walks the Earth in search of a purpose to his immortality – but when a secret society discovers a way to kill Revenants, Mot and his fellow immortals must make a choice: Hunt or be hunted. Nick Simmons’ breakout American Manga title reveals a world that challenges even the imagination, planting its tongue firmly in cheek, then biting it off... and swallowing it.

INCARNATE issue #1 autograph event will take place in Los Angeles at Golden Apple Comics on August 22, 2009 from 1-3PM at 7018 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. For more information, please call 323-658-6047.


Read More

Comic News: Marvel Thanks Retailers And Fans For An Unforgettable 70th Anniversary!

On August 11th, 2009, True Believers all around the world celebrated the 70th Anniversary of Marvel Comics and fun was had by all! Marvel would like to thank all fans and retailers who participated in this unprecedented worldwide celebration at over 500 comic stores!

“Our Marvel party was a smashing success! Take a look at two short videos that we shot at the party, both available on the video page of our website: The party was a smash, and the crowd absolutely loved seeing Spider-Man and Iron Man. The actors in the costumes answered questions for the press and customers, and stayed hilariously in character throughout. Thanks to David Gabriel who helped set things up and made sure we got Spidey and Shellhead. Make mine Marvel!”—Gerry Gladston, Midtown Comics (

“Our Marvel 70th Party was a SMASHING success with creators Craig Kyle, Chris Yost, Joe Rubinstein, Chris Gage & a few surprise guests. Partygoers got cake, rare variant comics, autographs & tons of cool photos.”-- Ryan Liebowitz, Golden Apple Comics (

“Marvel Comics 70th Anniversary party was a blast! We celebrated with cake, comics, and fans at our store. Customers old and new all coming together to share their love and enthusiasm for Marvel Comics. Comic books are still around after all these years, a truly original american art form that has stood the test of time with Marvel comics leading the way.”—Randy Myers, Collectors Corner Inc (

“Fans Young and Old gathered in the dark of the night to meet America's First Hero, Captain America at Comic Book Ink in Tacoma, Washington as part of Marvel Comics 70th Anniversary Birthday Celebration! The event, hosted by Marvel Comics and Comic Book Ink, was a huge hit...with a love for comic books and cake that were shared by all! Thanks for the opportunity Marvel..and we look forward to the next chance!”—John Munn, Comic Book Ink (

“Out 70th Party last night was quite a success. We had a nice turnout, made some good sales, and got some good newspaper coverage in both our major local newspapers. Plus, it was just plain fun. Many thanks for putting together such a nifty idea. And thanks for all the great 70th Anniversary one shots. They've been solidly enjoyable.”-- Nicholas Yutko, Dreamscape Comics (

Marvel’s 70th Anniversary celebration continues all year long and you can get up to the minute news at Here’s to another 70 years with the greatest creators, retailers and fans in the world!


Read More

Toy News: Sideshow Collectibles Granted License for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Sideshow Adds Turtle Power To Its Collectible Offerings

Sideshow Collectibles, a world leader in the manufacturing of licensed and proprietary product, has signed on to create a new line of collectible statues and dioramas based on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series, published by Mirage Studios. Launched in 1984, the first issue was intended by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird as a one-issue parody of major comics at the time. When fans clamored for more, an iconic franchise was born. This year marks the 25th anniversary "Shell-ebration" of the brand, with TMNT comics and an upcoming live-action motion picture in the works. Sideshow is expected to introduce its unique line of TMNT product to the market shortly.

From their underground home in the sewers of New York City, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fight petty criminals, evil masterminds and even aliens. Trained by their sensei, Master Splinter, these anthropomorphic heroes are skilled ninja warriors, and though their activities remain unknown to society, they defend humanity from the dangers of the underworld.

Read More


IDW Publishing has released their solicits for November 2009

IDW November Solicits

Transformers #1
Mike Costa (w) • Don Figueroa (a) • Figueroa x 2 (c)
It’s been three years since the devastating events of All Hail Megatron. The Earth has been rebuilt, the AUTOBOTS are in hiding, and the next great era in the TRANSFORMERS saga is about to begin! Critically acclaimed writer Mike Costa is joined by superstar artist Don Figueroa for IDW’s biggest book of the year—the launch of the first ongoing TRANSFORMERS title in five years! This is what fans have been waiting for—you do not want to miss this!

Transformers Continuum
Andy Schmidt (w) • Ken Christensen (c)
Brush up on current TRANSFORMERS events with the CONTINUUM, a special 32-page, ad-free book that runs through all the key players and important events in the TRANSFORMERS universe so far! From their debut story in Infiltration all the way up through the end of All Hail Megatron—the CONTINUUM is an essential guide for every TRANSFORMERS fan!

Transformers: Tales of the Fallen #4
Simon Furman (w) • Carlos Magno (a) • Magno, Alex Milne (c)
Who is/was THE FALLEN? Why did he turn away from the fraternity of Primes to embrace all-conquering evil? The answers are revealed in this searing, mind-scouring trip to the very heart of darkness, as THE FALLEN rises, and, perhaps, entire universes fall!

Transformers Best of the UK: Prey #4
Simon Furman (w) • Will Simpson, Jeff Anderson (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
OPTIMUS PRIME and ULTRA MAGNUS team to take down MEGATRON, but what role does STRAXUS play in this massive confrontation? Continuing the fan-favorite collection of classic tales from across the pond, written by TRANSFORMERS mainstay Simon Furman with an all-new cover by Andrew Griffith!

Transformers: Best of the UK: City of Fear
Simon Furman (w) • Robin Smith, Jeff Anderson, Dan Reed (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
Throwing the spotlight on their homeworld of CYBERTRON, the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS continue their bitter war. A rogue AUTOBOT from the planet’s dark past resurfaces with a terrifying agenda while ULTRA MAGNUS finds his reception back home warmer than he ever imagined. Will CYBERTRON and its cities burn?

Transformers Animated Digest Vol. 12 TPB
Marty Isenberg (w) • Various (a)
Share the adventures of the AUTOBOT heroes like OPTIMUS PRIME, HOT ROD, and PROWL as they battle MEGATRON and the dangerous DECEPTICONS. Using actual still frames from the animated series itself, and including episodes “Black Friday” and “Sari, No One’s Home,” the Transformers Animated series puts new TF action in your pocket!

G.I. Joe Movie: Snake Eyes #2
Ray Park, Kevin VanHook (w) • Lee Ferguson (a & c)
When a series of violent murders ravages a tiny village in Japan, SNAKE EYES goes on a solo mission to find the killer—an imposter who looks and behaves just like him! And the answer may rest in the very school where young SNAKE EYES and STORM SHADOW trained years ago!

G.I. Joe: Origins #9
Larry Hama (w) • Andrea Mutti (a) • Mutti, Tom Feister (c)
The Joes track suspected terrorists to Paris and go into full-thrash throwdown mode. SNAKE EYES has to take a commercial flight to Lockerbie, Scottland, and goes through customs and immigration with a very strange diplomatic passport. Meanwhile, SCARLETT cracks a computer code and finds out where the terrorists are going to strike.

G.I. Joe #11
Chuck Dixon (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Howard Chaykin, Robert Atkins (c)
The first face-to-face confrontation between a JOE and a COBRA! It's SNAKE EYES vs. an unknown COBRA soldier in an epic fight to the death that neither of them may survive. Also: The JOES learn more of the true nature of the superweapon being built at Section Zero. And what has MAINFRAME learned that may lead to the end of the little town of Springfield?

Classic G.I. Joe, Vol. 6
Larry Hama (w) • Rod Whigham, Andy Mushynsky, Sam DeLaRosa, Kim DeMulder, Bob McLeod, Todd McFarlane (a) • J. Scott Campbell (c)
Including issues like “Thunder Machine,” “Snap Decisions,” and “Pit-Fall,” read along with the action as the G.I. JOE team fights to remain operational amidst government oversight scrutiny. Meanwhile SERPENTOR and COBRA prepare to launch an attack that catches the JOE team off-guard… with major consequences. This action-packed volume compiles issues #51-60 recolored and collected for the very first time.

Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows #1
Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)
Prologue: "The Haunting of Keyhouse.” Sam Lesser may be dead and gone, but Dodge still has uses for him, and in the first chill days of October, will make contact with him again. The dead know things the living may not, and Sam's restless spirit has had time to discover the thing Dodge wants to know most of all... where to find the key to the black

Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Music Box #1
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Scott Lobdell (w) • Michael Gaydos (a & c)
In this exciting new horror anthology in the vein of Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, series creator and megastar Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer) has enlisted two-time Wizard award-winning writer Scott Lobdell to help her tell pulse -pounding, fear inducing stories about a haunted music box and those it possesses! The first person to come across the mysterious music box—its age and origin forever shrouded in mystery—is a New York City forensic scientist who yearns for the ability to stop crimes before they happen. The music box grants him his wish, but like a melodic monkey's paw, it comes at a price he could not possibly have imagined!

The Ghoul #1
Steve Niles (w) • Bernie Wrightson (a & c)
When Los Angeles Detective Lieutenant Lloyd Klimpt finds himself in the middle of a Hollywood mystery that falls way outside the norm, he knows he’s going to need a different kind of help than he’s used to. He finds it in the bizarre form of The Ghoul, a monstrous investigator with a reputation for solving the world’s weirdest crimes. Written and created by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), with art by industry legend Bernie Wrightson. Also included is an illustrated prose story by Niles.

J. Scott Campbell’s Fairy Tale Fantasies 2010 Calendar
J. Scott Campbell (a & c)
Renowned for his gorgeous images of beautiful women, J. Scott Campbell exceeds even his own high standards in the first calendar devoted entirely to his work. Each month will showcase a different lovely lass, from a classic fairy tale or children’s book, and will be on it’s own 20” x 10” page, suitable for framing. Included will be Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, and more.

Angel #27
Brian Lynch (w) • Stephen Mooney (a) • Mooney, Nick Runge (c)
“Boys and Their Toys,” Part 2 of 2: Angel and Spike—who is now convinced he is Angel—are thrown into a new kind of Hell as their battle at the comic convention gets hairy. Well, Furry, at least. Brian Lynch concludes his run on Angel, paving the way for
next month’s all-new creative team (while Lynch hops over to the upcoming Angel Annual and a new Spike series…)

Angel: Only Human #4
Scott Lobdell (w) • David Messina, Mirco Pierfederici (a) • Messina (c)
Unlike Illyria, this Old One is in its original form… and the resulting battle between the two former lovers stretches from one end of Texas to the other! Ever wonder just how powerful Illyria is when she doesn't have to worry about Angel or Spike or Wesley whispering sweet restraint in her ear? Gunn turns to the only help he can find to help Illyria defeat the Old One: a very familiar... scarecrow?

Angel: After the Fall, Vol. 2 TPB
Joss Whedon, Brian Lynch (w) • John Byrne, Tim Kane, David Messina, Stephen Mooney and Nick Runge (a) • Alex Garner (c)
First Night begins! What happened on the very night Los Angeles went straight to hell, the incident that ended the Angel television series with such a shocking cliffhanger? Why did the team go their separate ways? And how did Connor rise up to become one of Hell’s greatest champions?

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ghosts #1
Zander Cannon (w) • Javier Aranda (a) • Joe Corroney (c)
Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise respond to a distress call and find a terribly wounded scientist aboard a marooned ship. While evaluating the planet below (and its two warring nations) for possible Federation membership, Picard discovers to his horror that the survivor of the disaster is foreseeing his death. Written by Eisner-nominated writer Zander Cannon (Top Ten).

Star Trek: Nero #4
Mike Johnson & Tim Jones (w) • David Messina (a & c)
From Star Trek writer/producers Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman and the creative team behind the best-selling Star Trek: Countdown. The final issue contains the climactic confrontation between Nero and the elder Spock—leading up to the cataclysmic destruction of Vulcan!

Star Trek: Romulans: Schism #3
John Byrne (w & a & c)
When the edges begin to fray, can the center hold for long? The alliance
between the Klingons and the Romulans begins to collapse—with the
Federation squarely in the middle! John Byrne's Romulan Saga comes to a literally shattering conclusion!

Star Trek: Movie Omnibus
Marv Wolfman, Peter David, Andy Schmidt, more (w) • Dave Cockrum, Klaus Janson, Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villagran, James W. Fry, Gordon Purcell, Chee (a) • Chee (c)
Star Trek’s many movie adaptations are collected together for the first time in this Star Trek Movie Omnibus from IDW. Included are the three-part Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the one-shots Star Trek: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: The Final Frontier, Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, and finally the newly created, three-part Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan from IDW.

Star Trek: Archives Vol. 7—Best of Klingons
Tony Isabella, Len Wein, more (w) • Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villagran (a) • Joe Corroney (c)
In stories like “The Wormhole Connection,” “The Only Good Klingon…,” “Errand of War,” “Deadly Allies,” “Maggie’s World,” and “Judgment Day,” get a close look at the relationship between the Federation and Klingon Empire. These fierce, warring people present unique challenges to the Federation, and in these classic stories give a glimpse of what the future holds for Federation-Klingon relations.

Legion: Prophets #1
Scott Stewart, Tom Waltz (w) • Alberto Muriel (a) • J.F. Bruckner (c)
Legion is the Sony/Screen Gems feature coming in January 2010 and featuring an all-out war between Heaven and Earth. Legion: Prophets, a weekly, 4-part series, introduces us to the “Prophets”—ordinary people who have yet to understand the powers they possess and their very special role in the apocalyptic events that are about to sweep across the globe two days before Christmas. The series is plotted by the film’s director, Scott Stewart, and scripted by Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward).
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
2009 Screen Gems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Legion: Prophets #2
Scott Stewart, Tom Waltz (w) • Jose Holder (a) • J.F. Bruckner (c)
In the second of four weekly issues that lead directly into the movie, readers are introduced to the Guardian—a three thousand-dollar-an-hour modern day geisha name Miko Hogosha. Tonight she awakens to an apocalyptic nightmare in an ultra high-tech penthouse apartment in New York, and must escape a city gone mad in her quest to get to the new Cradle of Civilization.

Jon Sable Freelance: Ashes of Eden #2
Mike Grell (w & a & c)
Sable has gotten the girl to NYC so his job will be done after he delivers the diamond to Prinsloo. But his arrival in hasn’t gone unnoticed: not by the paparazzi that hound Bashara, or the goons after the diamond, or the unhappy people in Sable’s life! Sable’s work is far from finished… and not at all quiet.

GrimJack: The Manx Cat #4
John Ostrander (w) • Timothy Truman (a & c)
GrimJack’s spiritual search for St. John of Knives leads John Gaunt right to the outlaw saint. In the Cynosure of the past, the origin of the Manx Cat is revealed and its powers are unleashed. GrimJack must now battle demons and agents of chaos as well as a greedy Lord Protector… but he isn’t going to have to do it alone!

Demons of Sherwood
Robert Tinnell (w) • Bo Hampton (a & c)
It’s twelve years after Robin Hood saved Marian and Sherwood and restores Richard to his throne. Is he living happily ever after? Of course not… Robin is a drunk. He hasn’t seen Marian since he saved her. He hasn’t seen the merry men, either. And now word comes that Marian has been jailed as a witch by the Inquisitor from Rome. But getting in shape may be his greatest quest.

Family Circus Library, Vol. 1
Bil Keane (w & a & c)
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Family Circus!
The Family Circus Library, Vol. 1 by Bil Keane collects the classic newspaper strip in chronological order for the very first time, in beautifully designed hardcover books. Starting with the very first strip, originally published on February 29th, 1960, The Family Circus Library, Vol.1 will feature a complete run of the first two years, including dailies and Sundays.
Beautifully produced by Eisner award-winning designer, Dean Mullaney, the mastermind of the Library of American Comics, and just in time for the 50th anniversary of one of America’s most popular and beloved strips!

Bringing Up Father, Vol. 1
George McManus (w & a & c)
George McManus's classic Art Deco comedy strip gets the deluxe treatment in this Library of American Comics edition. The spectacular Sunday pages are reproduced large and in gloriously restored color. When this mismatched couple treats their daughter and her new husband to a trip across North America, the resulting hijinx stretch From Sea to Shining Sea. McManus’s funny gags, outlandish costumes, eye-catching artwork, and lush, Art Deco designs are all on display in this deluxe volume, which features every daily and full-color Sunday from January 2, 1939 to July 7, 1940.

The Art of Ditko
Steve Ditko (w & a & c)
Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man and Dr. Strange, remains an enigma, though this book draws us closer to the artist and gives us a better understanding of his amazing work. Introducing the very best of rare and striking Steve Ditko comic book stories and original art, this large-format beautifully showcases Ditko’s work, with many reproductions of original art pieces by the master comic book artist. Edited and designed by Craig Yoe (Secret Identity), with essays by P. Craig Russell, John Romita, and Jerry Robinson, plus an all-new introduction by Stan Lee.

Doctor Who #5
Tony Lee (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Paul Grist, Smith (c)
In Part 3 of the four-part “Fugitive” story arc, the Doctor has been trapped on an alien world with his old enemies now his allies—and his old allies now trying to kill him! He has only one chance to save his life... and possibly an entire galaxy!

Doctor Who Classics: Series 2 #12
Steve Parkhouse (w) • Steve Dillon, Mick Austin (a) • Robert Hack (c)
IDW’s newly recolored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales from years past continues. In this issue, the adventures of the Fifth Doctor continue in the final chapters of “4-Dimensional Vistas” and the first half of “The Moderator” with art by Steve Dillon (Preacher, Punisher). Featuring all-new colors by Charlie Kirchoff.

Doctor Who Classics, Vol. 4 TPB
Steve Parkhouse (w) • Dave Gibbons, Steve Parkhouse, Mike McMahon, Charlie Kirchoff (a) • Gibbons (c)
Presenting the fourth collection featuring adventures of the Fourth and Fifth Doctors by superstar Dave Gibbons (Watchmen). Originally published in the U.K., these stories are making their first appearance in the States, and in color! Follow the Doctor and his TARDIS as they travel through time and space, solving problems, righting wrongs, and meeting strange new creatures and people along the way.

Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression #3
Scott Lobdell (w) • Ilias Kyriazis (a) • Kyriazis, Nick Runge (c)
Part 3: "Here Today, Egon Tomorrow.” When Peter, Ray and Rachel arrive in the near-distant future on a Mars colony where they've located the chronologically displaced Dr. Egon Spengler, they discover the base is under the thumb of an imposing and mostly benevolent dictator—Egon himself! It's Ghostbuster vs. Ghostbuster... with the fate of modern-day Earth in the balance!

From the Ashes #6
Bob Fingerman (w & a & c)
In the exciting final chapter Bob gets his Nat Turner on and strategizes a slave revolt to liberate he and his mutant chums from their bondage and Michele from within “The Bunker,” while Michele hatches her own plot to escape.

The Last Resort #4
Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (w) • Giancarlo Caracuzzo (a) • Darwyn Cooke (c)
It’s the beginning of the end for our survivors as Delgado gets into a jam, the infected take a turn for the worse, and Marsha and Otto reveal how this biological disaster started! Meanwhile, Joey recruits a military friend for a search-and-rescue mission. You will not find a more action-packed, blood-soaked, sexy adventure anywhere else in comics.

Starstruck #3
Elaine Lee (w) • Michael Wm. Kaluta, Charles Vess (a) • Kaluta (c)
The Baron is backing the March Baptists in their Holy War on Onlolo Dos, but is selling arms to both sides, and Ronnie nearly kills her father with a stampede of pleasure droids and is banished to a cousin’s estate on another world as the remastered representation of Michael Kaluta’s classic Starstruck continues!

Simmons Comics Group Omnibus, Vol. 1
Gene Simmons, Tom Waltz, Sean Taylor, Chris Ryall, Dwight MacPherson, Josh Hale Fialkov, Jason Henderson, Leah Moore and John Reppion, and more (w) • Todd McFarlane, Casey Maloney, Flavio Hoffe, Esteve Polls, Matt Busch, Jeffrey Zornow, and more (a) • McFarlane (c)
What do an alien, a professional dominatrix, and a collection of pulp horror stories have in common? The warped and twisted mind of Gene Simmons. Collecting Gene Simmons Zipper, Dominatrix, and House of Horrors into one big, bad volume, you’ll get more tales of the sexy, bizarre, and horrifying than you ever dreamed.

Next Men Premiere Edition, Vol. 2
John Byrne (w & a & c)
Presenting the second in a series of IDW Premiere hardcover collections featuring John Byrne’s Next Men. Presenting the color pages in an oversize format, follow the adventures of the Next Men as they come to grips with their unfathomable past, and the role they have yet to play in preventing the future demise of mankind! Including the M4 backup stories which later merge into the main storyline, Next Men is comic storytelling and illustration pulsing at its best. Volume 2 collects Next Men #11-20.

Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (w) • Kelley Jones (a) • Ashley Wood (c)
The Sherlock Holmes tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are re-presented in chronological order with all-new full-color illustrations by celebrated artist Kelley Jones! This volume includes “The ‘Gloria Sott’,” “The Musgrave Ritual,” A Study in Scarlet, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” “The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet,” “The Resident Patient,” and “The Reigate Squires.”

24 Omnibus
Mark Haynes, J.C. Vaughan, Beau Smith (w) • Jean Diaz, Renato Guedes, Steve Bryant (a) • Photo (c)
An action-packed collection of IDW’s complete run of comics based on the acclaimed TV show, 24. Follow Jack Bauer’s exploits before President Palmer’s victory as he tries to eliminate a mass murderer in the former-Yugoslavia, struggles with drug cartels, radical separatists, as well as economic and ecological chaos. This volume collects four one-shots, 24: One Shot, 24: Midnight Sun, 24 Stories, and 24: Cold Warriors, and the five-issue prequel story 24: Nightfall.

CSI Omnibus Vol. 1
Max Allan Collins, Stephen Grant, Kris Oprisko (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez, Stephen Mooney, Ashley Wood, Steven Perkins (a) • Ashley Wood (c)
This first CSI Omnibus collection includes CSI: Serial, about a modern-day Jack the Ripper terrorizing Las Vegas; CSI: Bad Rap, when a duel between retro-punk rappers ends with one of them dead; and CSI: Demon House, where the CSI team finds themselves pulling double duty between a series of armed robberies and a body that turns up in a charity haunted house.

Luckiest Boy
Scott Christian Sava (w) • Joseph Bergin III (a & c)
13-year-old Russell Ranger is the unluckiest boy in the world. Nothing ever seems to go his way. Nothing good at least. Then one day he meets a real, honest to goodness Leprechaun who grants him just one wish. Wishing to be the luckiest boy in the world, Russell wins the lottery, discovers Bigfoot, and becomes and worldwide celebrity. But something’s not right, like the rest of the world getting nothing but bad luck!

Nanovor: Game Day #4
Eric Burnham (w) • Felipe Torrent (a & c)
Lucas and the Lab Rats must put down a riot of wild nanovor in the Nanoscape before it gets out of hand, leaving Monty with a choice: will he help his friends or compete in the video game tournament finals?

Read More