March 2021

IDW March 2021 Solicitations

IDW March 2021 Solicitations

The IDW March 2021 solicitations are here! Sonic gets its first IDW Collection! Locke & Key Compendium is coming! Continuing on this month are the Transformers, Sonic, several TMNT titles, and 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.



Sonic The Hedgehog: The IDW Collection, Vol. 1

Ian Flynn (w) • Tracy Yardley, Evan Stanley, Adam Bryce Thomas, Jennifer Hernandez (a) • Evan Stanley (c)

Oversized hardcover editions of the celebrated Sonic the Hedgehog comics, including the ongoing series, annuals, and mini-series, all presented in recommended reading order. Everything a beginner could need, everything a diehard could want!

ON YOUR MARKS. GET SET. GO! The adventure begins here as Sonic races to protect the world from bad guys old and new! In the aftermath of his latest battle with Dr. Eggman, rogue robots are on the loose and new foes are on the rise. But where is the evil doctor and what secrets will Sonic discover during his search? One thing’s for sure: he’ll need plenty of help from Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and new allies Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf. Plus, he’ll have to deal with a little competition—from his old rival Shadow the Hedgehog! It’s an epic storyline Sonic fans can’t miss, so don’t get left in the dust. Gotta go fast!

Volume 1 collects the first 12 issues of the Sonic The Hedgehog series.

HC • FC • $59.99 • 272 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-827-3
Available in June.

Disney’s Doorways to Danger

Tom Angleberger (w) • Jeff Harvey (a & c)

From the bestselling author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda comes an original graphic novel adventure featuring all of your favorite Disney characters!

Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Uncle Scrooge, and all their friends are contestants on a reality TV game show called Doorways to Danger! As they scramble to be the first to collect the magical keys that lead them to their prizes, their grinning game show host might have plans of his own! And what are Pete and Trudy up to?!

About the Author

Tom Angleberger is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Origami Yoda series, as well as Fake Mustache and Horton Halfpott, both Edgar Award nominees, and the Qwikpick Papers series. He is also the author of the transportation picture book McToad Mows Tiny Island.

HC • FC • $12.99 • 112 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-780-1
Available in June.

Locke & Key: Keyhouse Compendium

Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

The stories that inspired the Netflix series! All six volumes of the critically acclaimed Locke & Key series are now available in one massive compendium featuring an all-new Introduction by series co-creator, Joe Hill.

Named a “modern masterpiece” by The A.V. Club, Locke & Key tells a sprawling tale of magic and family, legacy and grief, good and evil. Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times-bestselling author Joe Hill (The Fireman, Heart-Shaped Box, NOS4A2) has created a gripping story of dark fantasy and wonder—with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez—that, like the doors of Keyhouse, will transform all who open it.

HC • FC • $125.00 • 976 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-776-4
Available in June.

Trade Paperbacks

Canto II: The Hollow Men

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

The fan-favorite all-ages comic fantasy continues with book two! Once, a little tin slave with a clock for a heart broke all the rules–he found love, took a name, and escaped his masters to go on an epic journey to save his beloved. Along the way, he met strange allies and terrifying enemies and, ultimately, though his adventure didn’t turn out as planned, he returned to his people and led them to freedom.

The freedom that Canto won so desperately is in danger, as he discovers his people’s clocks will stop unless they return to captivity. He and his friends Falco, Rikta, and Veratta embark on a new adventure to save the lives of all their people. On their quest, they’ll encounter old friends, relentless monsters, and the village of the mysterious Hollow Men. Will Canto and his friends lift the curse and save their people before time runs out? Collects Canto II issues #1–5 plus the Clockwork Fairies one-shot.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-800-6
Available in May.

Crime Comics Confidential

Steven Brower (e)

Relive the days when gangsters ruled the streets in this gripping collection of notorious vintage pre-Code crime comics!

True life criminals Al Capone, Legs Diamond, Pretty Boy Floyd, Dutch Schultz, Lucky Luciano, and John Dillinger are featured alongside colorful pulp fiction characters with rods ablaze. These mobsters flaunted their sexy gun molls and ill-gotten gains of big cars and fancy suits, living outside the law until getting their just desserts in the end.

Features masterful creators Charles Biro, Dick Briefer, John Buscema, Gene Colan, Jack Cole, Reed Crandall, Fred Guardineer, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Bernie Krigstein, Mort Meskin, Bob Powell, John Prentice, Mike Sekowsky, Leonard Starr, Marvin Stein, Alex Toth, and many others. These Senate-investigated stories are fully restored–over 20 full comic stories in all!

Plus, you’ll love–and Dr. Wertham will hate–the insightful illustrated introduction by Steven Brower to the best of the reviled Pre-Code crime classics!

TPB • FC • $39.99 • 208 pages • 8-7/8” x 13-1/4” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-758-0
Available in May.

Dungeons & Dragons: Fell’s Five

John Rogers (w) • Andrea Di Vito, Denis Medri (a) • Horacio Domingues, Juanan (c)

Expand on your gaming experience with this graphic novel that includes three Game Adventures featuring the characters of Fell’s Five!

Join Adric Fell, the halfling Bree Three-Hands, the dwarf Khal Khalundurrin, the tiefling Tisha Swornheart, and the elf Varis in a tale of high adventure and deep secrets. Adric Fell leads a band of wayward heroes in a world where civilization has been reduced to a few scattered points of light amid a rising tide of shadows.

Plus, play as the heroes of the book in three Game Adventures created for this series, replicating pivotal scenes in the story as roleplaying game encounters. You can use these as the foundation for a longer adventure of your own creation, or you can simply play them as a short excursion!

TPB • FC • $39.99 • 432 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-804-4
Available in May.

Godzilla: Unnatural Disasters

James Stokoe, Chris Mowry, Ulises Farinas, and more (w) • James Stokoe, Simon Gane, Dave Wachter, and more (a) • James Stokoe (c)

The King of the Monsters is back in this compendium collecting three series: Legends, In Hell, and Rage Across Time!

In a world where monsters roam freely, some stories have been lost to time… until NOW! In Legends, the kaiju of Godzilla’s fearsome rogues’ gallery get the spotlight. Featuring Anguirus, Rodan, Titanosaurus, Hedorah, and Kumonga!

Then, meet Godzilla’s greatest adversary of all time–the impossible tortures of Hell! It’s a monster battle that takes you through the depths of the underworld.

Move over dinosaurs… monsters used to rule the planet! In Rage Across Time, travel to different time periods to examine the origin of myths that fueled nightmares: Feudal Japan, ancient Greece, medieval England, and classic Rome!

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 368 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-826-6
Available in May.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 10, Vol. 1

Jeremy Whitley, Mary Kenney (w) • Andy Price, Trish Forstner (a) • Brenda Hickey (c)

Season 10 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic begins here! Explore new worlds and go on new adventures with your favorite fillies in these graphic novels that continue the beloved animated series.

Twilight’s first act as ruler of Equestria is to recruit her friends to explore mysterious–and potentially dangerous–areas of the land. She sends Applejack, Zecora, Rockhoof, and Tempest to Zecora’s home country, where they learn exciting, surprising information about her. But sometimes friendship can be hard work, and that’s what Zecora is discovering as she reunites with Marini, Dust Devil, Cactus Rose, Medley Brook, and Crystal. Plus, an adventure to find the home of the mysterious Grootslang! Collects issues #89–93 of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-787-0
Available in May.

Rivers [TSP]

David Gaffney (w) • Dan Berry (a & c)

Three ordinary weirdos, one recurring dream. The acclaimed minds behind The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head return with a whimsical and ambitious portrait of human connection in the age of digital fragmentation.

You meet the strangest people on the internet.

Gideon is a lonely I.T. developer, obsessed by a comic book from childhood called Revenge of the Ghoulors, and secretly in love with his co-worker Lisa. Heidi works at home in her pyjamas, makes a lot of soup, and wishes she had time for friends. Peter is a 56-year-old divorcee who delivers classic cars, has a built-in toaster, and thinks a lot about the past.

These three people seem unconnected, yet they share something—they each have the same recurring dream. And when a new web service is introduced that helps people share their dreams, what will happen when the three of them find out about each other? Just what is it that links these three lonely souls?

Nimbly weaving together multiple storylines (including extracts from Gideon’s comic book, Revenge of the Ghoulors), Dan Berry and David Gaffney present Rivers: a quirky examination of how events from the past can bind people together forever, and a surprising reunion between people who’ve never met.

Praise for the David Gaffney and Dan Berry:

“Ingenious.” — Library Journal

“One hundred and fifty words by Gaffney are more worthwhile than novels by a good many others.” — The Guardian

“Dan Berry’s delicate drawings perfectly outline a world that is funny and also a little sad.” — Eleanor Davis, author of How to Be Happy

“Delightful… a beautifully coloured heartfelt comic.” — Comics Beat

“Witty, clever and poignant.” — Time Out

“Exquisitely structured for maximum satisfaction and laugh-out-loud comedy… Dan Berry’s cartooning is delicious.” —Page 45

SC • FC • $19.99 • 176 pages • 8” x 9.75” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-490-0
Available in May.

Single Issues

Chained to the Grave #2 (of 5)

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

Outlaw Roy Mason has come back from the dead, chained to the headstone that marked his grave. On the trail of buried gold and hunted by a Big Bad, Roy struggles to hold his family—and his body—together.

Writers Brian Level  (Darth Vader, Thanos, Deadpool),  Andy Eschenbach (Heavy Metal Magazine, Red Shoes) and artist Kate Sherron (Invader Zim, The Amazing World of Gumball) bring you a tale of intrigue, murder, magic, and the good ol’ wild, wild west!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

Cover A: Ryan Dunlavey
Fred Van Lente (w) • Ryan Dunlavey (a & c)

In this issue: ANIME! ANIME! ANIME! How Japan conquered the world with a multipronged assault of giant robots, psychic bikers, and sailor moons! But Japan’s greatest animator, Hayao Miyazaki rejects fantasies of power—and teaches everyone how to appreciate the power of fantasy! Also: Everyone remembers the smash-hit Pixar Image Computer that was in every household throughout the 1980s, right? No? Oh, right. It was a huge failure. But maybe you heard of the ground-breaking animation studio it spawned instead?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)—Cover B: Ryan Dunlavey
Fred Van Lente (w) • Ryan Dunlavey (a & c)

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #281

Cover A: Andrew Griffith
Larry Hama (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)

“Murder by Assassination” Part 1! A brand new arc… and a brand new character! In the aftermath of the chaotic events of “SNAKE HUNT” (issues #266-275), 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 dmission, a small group of JOEs find themselves embroiled in an entirely different kind of investigation… the murder/mystery kind! Help our heroes search for clues, alongside Living Legend Larry Hama, superstar artist Andrew Griffith (Transformers), as well as a brand-new JOE, whose origin is seen here for the first time ever—codename: SHERLOCK!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #281—Cover B: Freddie Williams II
Larry Hama (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Freddie Williams II (c)

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Serpentor Uncoiled

Larry Hama (w) • Rod Whigham (a) • SL Gallant (c)

Relive the classic era of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero in this very special reprint of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #49 and #50! From the prolific imagination of Living Legend Larry Hama, and featuring the origin of fan-favorite villain Serpentor, “Serpentor Uncoiled” is a must-have for long-time collectors and new fans alike. Includes a brand-new cover by superstar G.I. Joe artist SL Gallant!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #3

Sam Maggs (w) • Sweeney Boo (a & c)

A brand-new arc begins here! Fresh off her ClikClok adventures, Carol is enjoying some relaxing time in the city—but wait, are things getting a little too predictable? Weren’t those the goons she was fighting yesterday? And why is Chewie t-posing?!

It’s time to level up with more Marvel Action adventures!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Marvel Action: Origins #4

Cover A: Lanna Souvanny
Christopher Eliopoulos (w) • Lanna Souvanny (a & c)

Share the most important moments in Marvel history with young readers—two at a time! In this issue: Miles Morales picks up the mantle of Spider-Man after his own spider bite. Then, an experiment gives the Rhino superhuman strength that he immediately uses for evil!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Marvel Action: Origins #4—Cover B: Lanna Souvanny
Christopher Eliopoulos (w) • Lanna Souvanny (a & c)

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #96

Cover A: Tony Fleecs
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)

Season 10 continues here!

Twilight Sparkle has sent our favorite fillies on a journey of outreach all over Equestria! But when Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Trixie, Discord, and Capper visit Abyssinia, their trip turns sour fast—they weren’t supposed to end up in jail! Good thing Capper’s old friends are pretty good cat burglars…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony #96—Cover B: JustaSuta
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Tony Fleecs (a) • JustaSuta (c)

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Annual 2021

Cover A: Brianna Garcia
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brianna Garcia (a & c)

Season 10 continues here!

Twilight Sparkle’s mission to find friendship in all corners of Equestria has taken Rarity, Mage Meadowbrook,Maud, and Big McIntosh to the Kingdom of the Diamond Dogs! But instead of friendship, they find a feud! Can they figure out how to fix the fractured bond between six sisters?

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Annual 2021—Cover B: JustaSuta
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brianna Garcia (a) • JustaSuta (c)

Sea of Sorrows #5 (of 5)

Rich Douek (w) • Alex Cormack  (a & c)

The Vagabond erupts in chaos as the Siren makes her final move. The only question remaining is who will be the last to go—and Nick is forced to make a decision more grave and harrowing than anything he encountered in the war. Will he survive, or finally find the peace he’s sought after in death? Find out in the exciting conclusion to SEA OF SORROWS!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #39

Cover A: Abby Bulmer
Evan Stanley (w & a) • Abby Bulmer (c)

Report: Test subjects are responding very well to experiments. Proceeding to phase three.

Sonic, Amy, and Tails are still stuck in Dr. Eggman’s evil tower and being subjected to his increasingly crazy tests. It doesn’t help that Tangle and Belle have unknowingly begun controlling the tower and are making it impossible for their friends to escape! Everyone’s limits are pushed as they try to make it out in time in “Test Run,” part three!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #39—Cover B: Gigi Dutreix
Evan Stanley (w & a) • Gigi Dutreix (c)

Star Wars Adventures #7

Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
Sam Maggs, Landry Q. Walker (w) • Liana Kangas, Nick Brokenshire (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

The Empire has been defeated, but that doesn’t mean that the adventures are over for Luke and Leia, who find themselves in a tricky situation that they have to work together to get out of! Plus, the Crimson Corsair and his band of pirates make their Star Wars Adventures debut! 

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures #7—Cover B: Nick Brokenshire

Sam Maggs, Landry Q. Walker (w) • Liana Kangas, Nick Brokenshire (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #2

Daniel José Older (w) • Harvey Tolibao (a & c)

Flaming destruction has come to Trymant IV! Childhood best friends Zeen and Krix try to find safety, while Yoda’s Padawans, Lula, Farzal, and Qort are trying to evacuate the citizens, but the Nihil ship won’t let anyone onboard. And when a massive battle breaks out, Krix and Zeen get torn apart!

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #115

Cover A: Sophie Campbell
Sophie Campbell (a & w & c)

It’s the biggest battle of the year as Bebop and Rocksteady take on Tokka and Rahzar! Meanwhile, Jennika needs to finish forming her band if the future is to be saved. Who she picks as lead singer will surprise you!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #115—Cover B: Kevin Eastman

Sophie Campbell (w & a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Last Ronin #1 Director’s Cut

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Tom Waltz (w) • Kevin Eastman, Esau and Isaac Escorza (a & c)

TMNT: The Last Ronin was one of the biggest books of 2020 and now it returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this instant classic! Featuring never-before seen layouts from Eastman, story notes that date back decades, character designs, script pages and more, this is a must have for any TMNT fan who wants to discover the story behind the story!

FC • 64 pages • $10.99 • 7” x 11”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika II #5 (of 6)

Cover A: Jodi Nishijima
Ronda Pattison (w) • Jodi Nishijima (a & c)

After rescuing the son of a crime boss, Jennika finds herself with an impossible task: train a new generation of assassins or she, and the boy, will face deadly consequences. Will Jennika be able to escape her past when others will stop at nothing to bring it back?

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Best of Michelangelo

Cover A: James Biggie
Misc. (w) • Misc. (a) • James Biggie (c)

Cowabunga! It’s time for everyone’s favorite party Turtle: Michelangelo! Spanning decades and publishers, this huge collection features the best stories focusing on the nunchuck ninja!

FC • 100 pages • $5.99

Transformers #29

Cover A: Anna Malkova
Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a & c)

“War World: Titans”! Sentinel Prime has a secret—something that could change the fate of Cybertron—something that Megatron wants. It’s a battle for control of the Forge as the Autobots and the Decepticons come face-to-face in battle for the first time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #29—Cover B: E.J. Su
Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • E.J. Su (c)

Transformers: Beast Wars #2

Cover A: Josh Burcham
Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a & c)

Celebrating 25 years of Beast Wars! The Maximals, led by Optimus Primal, and the Predacons, led by Megatron, have crashed on a strange new world and they are not alone. To survive the planet, much less each other, they’ll have to explore their surroundings and their new bestial alt-modes in search of an advantage. The Beast Wars begin here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Beast Wars #2—Cover B: Dan Schoening

Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a) • Dan Schoneing (c)

Transformers: Escape #4 (of 5)

Cover A: Beth McGuire-Smith
Brian Ruckley (w) • Beth McGuire-Smith (a & c)

As Wheeljack, Hound, and the others lead the evacuation efforts, they learn that one of their allies has secrets of their own that could ruin the whole escape plan. Meanwhile, the Decepticons search for the renegade Insecticons, but who’s really hunting who?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Escape #4 (of 5)—Cover B: Aline “Herzplatter” Baumgarnder

Brian Ruckley (w) • Beth McGuire-Smith (a) • Aline “Herzplatter” Baumgardner (c)

Usagi Yojimbo #18

Stan Sakai (w & a & c)

Tengu War! Part 3 (of 3): The feral Guhin Tengu have invaded the Western Peak, and Usagi has joined Sojobo and his Tengu clan in resisting the attackers. The battle is ferocious, and they seem evenly matched, but there is one among the allies who bears a grudge against Usagi.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Usagi Yojimbo: Wanderer’s Road #5

Stan Sakai (w & a) • Peach Momoko (c)

Featuring the classic Usagi story “The Tea Cup”. Usagi’s rough-mannered friend Gen returns with a new mission: the two must return a priceless tea cup to a merchant for a hefty reward! With thieves on their trail, what happens when two orphans get between Gen and his dreams of a hefty payday?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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