IDW Publishing sent along a couple of exclusive previews of two of its horror releases for Wednesday May 30.

First take a peek at Hawken #4 from Tim and Ben Truman.
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IDW Publishing has kindly sent along an exclusive preview of the latest issue of Magic: The Gathering!
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Alan Robert may still be best known for his work with his band, Life of Agony; but that’s rapidly changing, as the writer/artist has been making a name for himself in the comic book world. The latest title from the multi-talented creator? Killogy, a book from IDW that casts some famous faces, and takes them to some very, very dark places.

You can check out a little preview of the book here, but in anticipation of the October, 2012 release, we chatted with Robert about the idea behind the book, a little more on the “casting,” and why this isn’t your regular, run of the mill crime comic:

MTV Geek: So Alan, I think I read a little about this already, but how’d this project come together in the first place?
 
Alan Robert: First off, I’d like to thank you guys for all the support with this. My band, Life of Agony, appeared on MTV dozens of times over the years with Headbangers Ball and all that, we were even nominated for an MTV2 video award, but I’ve never been on here for my comics work, so this is definitely very cool and I appreciate it! Read More...

What do you get when you throw three murderers into one prison cell together? That's the question poised by "Crawl to Me" creator Alan Robert's new series "Killogy." Intriguing, yes? But this series takes it one step further by asking not only what happens when three murderers are locked together, but what if those murderers are based on the likenesses of "Goodfellas" and "Raging Bull" star Frank Vincent, legendary punk drummer Marky Ramone and "Dexter's" Brea Grant?

Intriguing-er?
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Today I'll be reviewing two new comics from IDW hitting stands this Wednesday: Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #1 and Trio #1.

 

Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein Alive, Alive! is a must-read for any fan of the old Marvel horror comics and Creepy magazines. It's as atmospheric and gloomy as hell (you can almost smell the mist and gently rotted flesh), but paradoxically also carries a great deal of hope -- for this time around, the Monster has found a home, a job, and friends. Working at a circus freakshow, he has scored the monster movie equivalent of a comfortable civil service job. But will things remain so relatively peaceful for the creature? Read More...

We’re pretty big fans of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s IDW series Locke & Key around here, so imagine our surprise and delight when we found out that we could own the actual keys from the book in real life!
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Are you as insanely pumped for the new G.I. Joe flick as I am? It's crazy, really. I shouldn't have liked the first G.I. Joe movie, I really shouldn't have. It was silly and ludicrous and over-the-top and loud and obnoxious...but I dug it...I dug it big time. It was as if someone figured out how to Inception a 6 year-old me and record my thoughts as I played with my G.I. Joe action figures in the backyard. Those are the images that I saw as I led Duke and Scarlet and Snake Eyes into battle against Cobra Commander and his cronies! I seriously hope the sequel delivers those same, ridiculously glorious goods.

And now IDW was kind enough to whet our appetites with this exclusive preview of the official comic prequel to this summer's sequel with G.I. Joe: Retaliation #4! Read More...


Battle Beasts are coming, thanks to the fine folks at Diamond Select Toys and IDW Publishing! During this year's Chicago Comic and entertainment Expo (C2E2), DST will be feeding the rabid fans with both an ashcan preview of IDW's upcoming Battle Beasts comic book mini-series AND an exclusive Minimate of one of the new lead characters! DST has been hinting at some type of Battle Beasts goodness since 2010, and it looks like the wait is finally over!

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We've heard of free previews of comic books before, or free issues -- but a free whole volume?! And of the ultra-hot "The Walking Dead" series to boot? That's what awaits 2,500 lucky attendees of Emerald City Comicon this weekend, thanks to Robert Kirkman's Skybound and comiXology.

Visit the comiXology booth (#308) during Emerald City Comicon at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington from March 30th-April 1st to get one of 2,500 free digital comic giveaway codes for "The Walking Dead" Vol.1 -- a $8.99 value with 140 pages. The comic can be yours by using a limited edition promotional postcard available at the booth imprinted with a unique download code redeemable exclusively on comiXology, in exchange for an email sign-up. Read More...

The adventures of Dorothy in the land of OZ continue in this charming new series from IDW. "Dorothy Of Oz Prequel" #1 hits stores this week, but you can read our special preview of the issue below:

Based on the upcoming animated film Dorothy of Oz! Building on the world created in the celebrated children's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum, Dorothy of Oz will tell the tale of the titular hero's return to the Land of Oz. But first read here about what events transpired to necessitate Dorothy's return, and witness the rise of the Jester!

Written by: Denton J. Tipton
Art by: Blair Shedd
Cover by: Eric Shanower

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By Danica Davidson

The Rocketeer first came to life in 1982, and now, thirty years later, IDW is bringing the iconic comic book character back out to the forefront.

This August, "The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom!" will be available everywhere. Because Rocketeer creator Dave Stevens sadly passed away in 2008, Mark Waid ("Daredevil," "Irredeemable") and Chris Samnee "Thor The Mighty Avenger") have taken up the task to give us Cliff Secord’s latest adventure.

"As someone who bought every Rocketeer comic the day they first came out, this is a dream project for me,” writer Mark Waid. “Dave Stevens created a terrific, iconic hero who beautifully and uniquely spans the gap between the pulp heroes of the 1930s and the comic-book crimebusters of the 1940s. He's got a foot in both those worlds, and he's a ball to write. And working with Chris Samnee was the part of IDW's offer that sealed the deal for me.” Read More...

WonderCon 2012: Joe Hill talks the end of 'Locke and Key'

"Locke & Key" scribe Joe Hill discussed his acclaimed IDW series with us at WonderCon 2012 -- and teased how the series might wrap up. Spoilers!

"So Gabriel Rodriguez and I have been working on the comic for about five years now, and we set up a lot of mysteries. In the current storyline, which is called "Clockworks," we've set out to answer all these mysteries."

Hill also expressed his dislike for hopelessly "open-ended" mysteries in other stories that keep going and going but never seem to get satisfactorily resolved:

"Gabe and I both have disdain for the type of storyline you saw at the end of X-Files where they had five years of mysteries and then set up so much you couldn't answer all the questions."

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IDW Publishing was kind enough to send over a few EXCLUSIVE goodies for you guys to check out!

First up we've got 'Transformers: Robots in Disguise' #3
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By Danica Davidson

If you can’t get enough of "True Blood" through the television series or the Sookie Stackhouse books, then have you been reading the comic book version? A few "True Blood" comic series, like "Tainted Blood," have already been released -- but another ongoing graphic series will be hitting bookstores in May.

The newest series from IDW, which will begin with an arc called "Where Were You?", promises to show readers how the characters in "True Blood" react to the “Great Revelation,” which is the day when the world learns that vampires do indeed exist. Ann Nocenti ("Green Arrow"), Michael McMillian ("True Blood: Tainted Love"), Michael Gaydos ("Alias") and Tim Bradstreet ("Vampire: The Masquerade") are all on board for this latest "True Blood" adventure. Read More...

By Danica Davidson

Star Trek and Doctor Who are two monoliths of the science fiction world that have made their way into comics, but they’re about to get one more similarity. The two universes are going to be combined by IDW in a Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover!

Called Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who Assimilation2, the new series will debut in May. According to an official press release, this comic will “feature fan-favorite villains the Borg and the Cybermen as they create an unholy alliance resulting in potential disaster for all humanity. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance.” Read More...

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