IDW August 2021 Solicitations

IDW August 2021 Solicitations


The IDW August 2021 solicitations are here! Transformers continue, Locke and Key Golden Age gets a hardcover, Junkwraith gets a TPB, My Little Pony continues, 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

Hardcovers

Locke & Key: The Golden Age

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

Unlock moments from Keyhouse’s long history, expanding the saga of the Locke family in this collection of stories, which includes the epic crossover with DC’s The Sandman Universe!

For two hundred years, the Locke family has watched over Keyhouse, a New England mansion where reality has come unhinged and shadows are known to walk on their own. Here they have guarded a collection of impossible keys, instruments capable of unlocking both unparalleled wonder and unimaginable evil.

Take a glimpse into the lives of Chamberlin Locke and his family in the early 20th century as they use the keys to fight battles big and small. From a giant spider inside Keyhouse to the killing fields of Europe during WWI and the depths of Hell, the Lockes are in a constant struggle to keep the dark forces of their world at bay.

Collects three standalone tales, “Small World,” the Eisner-nominated “Open the Moon,” and the never-before-seen “Face the Music,” along with the 3-part …In Pale Battalions Go… and the epic 80-page crossover with The Sandman Universe, Hell & Gone” all from the co-creators of Locke & Key, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez!

HC • FC • $29.99 • 264 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-785-6
Available in November

Trade Paperbacks

Marvel Action: Captain Marvel: Ghost in the Machine (Book Three)

Sam Maggs (w) • Sweeney Boo, Isabel Escalante (a) • Sweeney Boo (c)

The strongest Avenger teams up with two up-and-coming heroes on an internet-breaking adventure! Can they pull the plug on evil?

First, Captain Marvel joins Gwen Stacy, aka Ghost-Spider, for some web-based exploits! Things get APP-rehensive when a new craze—ClikClok—sweeps the city, and the Mad Thinker and the Awesome Android plan to use it for their own nefarious scheme!

Then, just as Carol is recovering from one mission, she starts another—without even knowing it! When technical difficulties bring her face to face with her digital doppelgänger, she’ll need some help from the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl to save the day!

Collects Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Vol. Two, issues #1–5.

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 120 pages • 5.6” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-786-3
Available in October.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 10, Vol. 2

Thom Zahler, Jeremy Whitley (w) • Toni Kuusisto, Brianna Garcia, Tony Fleecs (a) • Brianna Garcia (c)

Explore new worlds and go on new adventures with your favorite fillies in these graphic novels that continue the beloved animated series.

The excitement never stops in these three tales! First, Twilight Sparkle is throwing the inaugural Festival of the Two Sisters since Celestia and Luna left—and she calls in the best party planner she knows to help: Pinkie Pie! So, of course, Pinkie reaches out to the best party planner she knows: Cheese Sandwich! Could there be… romance in the air? But wait, who turned off the sound?

Then, 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?

And in the final story, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Trixie, Discord, and Capper visit Abyssinia, but 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!

Collects My Little Pony issues #94–97 and the 2021 Annual.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-845-7
Available in October.

Sea Creatures: A Smithsonian Coloring Book

Smithsonian Institute (w) • Rachel Curtis (a & c)

Voyage beneath the waves to realms of beauty and mystery—ready for you to color! The Smithsonian Institute presents an awe-inspiring new coloring book that explores the diverse biology of our underwater world.

With this meticulously illustrated coloring book, sea-faring fans of all ages can unlock wonders of the oceanic depths, interacting with the diverse terrain and species that inhabit these watery spaces.

Guided by experts from The Smithsonian and brought to life by Rachel Curtis (Birds: A Smithsonian Coloring Book), these rich pen and ink illustrations invite you to step into captivating scenes featuring the giant squid, sharks, narwhals, electric eels, manatees, turtles, rays, the record-setting Megalodon, and more. Fans of coloring books and aquatic life will find an enchanting realm to explore with their own creativity.

Each page of Sea Creatures: A Smithsonian Coloring Book not only stands alone as a work of art, but is also accompanied by brief and fascinating insights from museum experts, ensuring that time spent coloring is also time spent learning.

This book’s deluxe ivory paper allows for a variety of artistic media like pen, pencil, or even watercolor, to ensure your creative vision comes to life just the way you want—and lasts for years to come.

TPB • B&W • $16.99 • 80 pages • 10” x 10” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-846-4
Available in October.

Junkwraith

Ellinor Richey (w & a & c)

What she once possessed… now threatens to possess her. Sweden’s Ellinor Richey’s debut graphic novel is an epic quest for the things left behind, with icy-cool artwork and astonishing sci-fi settings.

What happens when our most precious belongings… no longer belong? When something we loved suddenly becomes junk, a powerful energy is unleashed. One night, ice-skating prodigy Florence Sato is overwhelmed by pressure and throws away her skates. This fateful moment accidentally summons a “junkwraith,” a terrifying ghost which seeks revenge for its abandonment by attacking the memories of its former owner. Before she forgets who she is, and to find out who she really wants to be, Florence must set off (with her trusty digital assistant Frank) on a long journey into the Wastelands to put to rest the monster she created.

–Ambitious debut from a tremendously talented young artist (under 30).
–Perfect for fans of Adventure Time, Over the Garden Wall, and Steven Universe, with a combination of raw emotions, deep implications, and outlandish sci-fi creativity (including the cutest electronic sidekick/pet since BB-8!)
–Richey has built up an audience for Junkwraith as a serialized webcomic on Webtoon and Tapas.

SC • FC • $24.99 • 288 pages • 6.5” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-500-6
Available in October.

Trade Paperbacks

Bermuda #2 (of 4)

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

John Layman and Nick Bradshaw’s adventure epic continues!

Bermuda’s no fool. She knows better than to take on the Mers, the savage aquatic race of slavers who terrorize all who wash up on the mysterious island of Trangle. But recent arrival Bobby Randolph is determined to save his missing sister, so he goes looking for help in the one place he absolutely should not—Piratetown!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Canto III: Lionhearted #2 (of 6)

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

Fan-favorite CANTO continues! The clockwork knight and his old friend, the warrior Aulaura, are in search of allies in their coming war against the Shrouded Man. Possibly the greatest allies they could hope for are Canto’s former slavers, but before they can attempt to build bridges and combine their efforts, they must be found! And the only one who knows where they may be is on the other side of a Kraken!

Join the latest adventure in the Canto-verse that Major Spoilers called “a quest story to savor.”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #285—Cover A: Andrew Griffith

Larry Hama (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)

“Murder by Assassination” Part 5! EXPLOSIVE FINALE! Murder, mystery, and mayhem continue as the newest JOE continues her investigation into Cobra chaos. Can she, with the help of some special friends, solve the mystery and save the day before it’s too late? The plot thickens as Living Legend Larry Hama and superstar artist Andrew Griffith (Transformers) conclude their bombastic tale featuring the exciting new JOE team member—codename: SHERLOCK!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #285—Cover B: Freddie Williams II
Larry Hama (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Freddie Williams II (c)

Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #5 (of 5)—Cover A: Dan Schoening

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

Rise Up, Part 5! The time has come to see if the world is worthy of saving! Can our heroes—with a little help from the Shobijin—show Godzilla that mankind is capable of hope? Or will the Priestesses’ frightening vision of the future come to pass?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #5 (of 5)—Cover B: Photo Cover
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Photo Cover (c)

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #5

Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins (w) • Philip Murphy (a & c)

The science fair is finally here! Oscorp School of Technology is filled with eager students, proud parents, and possibly an evil principal. Can Spider-Man save everyone without revealing his identity? Find out in an all-new adventure from writers Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins and artist Philip Murphy (Star Trek vs Transformers, Powerpuff Girls)!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #101—Cover A: Andy Price

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Toni Kuusisto (a) • Andy Price (c)

Season 10 continues here!

The Knights of Harmony have arrived in Equestria with a plan to take the Elements of Harmony from our heroes—as the Mane 6 gear up for a climactic showdown, will friendship save the day?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #101—Cover B: JustaSuta
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Andy Price (a) • JustaSuta (c)

Sonic the Hedgehog #44—Cover A: Gigi Dutriex

Ian Flynn (w) • Bracardi Curry (a) • Gigi Dutriex (c)

MISSING: Belle the Tinkerer—doll-like look, blue eyes, made of wood, usually wears a green hat, and is known for being clumsy.

The search for Belle begins! Sonic and the Chaotix search far and wide for their new friend as she fights to escape. But will that be enough, or have the bad guys already won…? And where have the Zeti gone? Find out the conclusion to “Zeti Hunt”!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #44—Cover B: Jamal Peppers
Ian Flynn (w) • Bracardi Curry (a) • Jamal Peppers (c)

Star Trek: The Mirror War #0—Cover A: Carlos Nieto

David & Scott Tipton (w) • Carlos Nieto (a & c)

Get caught up with the Mirror Enterprise-D before its crew—helmed by Jean-Luc Picard—faces new threats and challenges in the upcoming Mirror War event!

Following the failure of the attempt to steal ships from the Prime Universe, Picard and the Mirror Crew are called back to Earth to report to the Emperor personally… so long as they can survive the trip!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: Mirror Wars #0—Cover B: Ejiwa “Edge” Ebenebe
David & Scott Tipton (w) • Carlos Nieto (a) • TBD (c)

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #7

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

As the galaxy prepares for its Republic Fair, Qort and Farzala are sent on a diplomatic mission to negotiate with the Hutts, who have joined them in the fight against the Drengir. But relations turn sour, and it’s going to take all of their training to get them out of the situation!

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

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures—The Monster of Temple Peak #1 (of 4)

Cavan Scott (w) • Rachael Stott (a & c)

Follow former Jedi turned saber-for-hire monster hunter Ty Yorrick in her first comic appearance in this all-new High Republic miniseries by Cavan Scott and Rachael Stott!

Ty is a brave yet superstitious monster hunter, traversing the galaxy with KL-03 and her trusty rune-stones fighting the deadliest monsters on any world. After dealing with an escaped Drewen being transported to the Republic Fair, Ty heads to Loreth, where local pioneers have tasked her with taking on the fearsome Gretalax that terrorizes them. She takes the mission but can’t shake the feeling that something is amiss with the Force.

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #120—Cover A: Jodi Nishijima

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

A protest at the Mutanimals HQ turns violent and threatens to destabilize Mutant Town permanently! TMNT allies and enemies rush to take advantage of the situation but not before Old Hob makes a surprise decision that will shake allegiances!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #120—Cover B: Kevin Eastman
Sophie Campbell (w & a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Last Ronin #4 (of 5)

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

With a few key allies, the Ronin takes on the greatest risk yet to infiltrate Baxter Stockman’s tech island! What happened many years ago to set the Ronin on this quest for vengeance? Find out in this action-packed penultimate issue!

FC • 52 pages • $8.99

Transformers #34—Cover A: Winston Chan

Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Winston Chan (c)

“Sea of Rust,” part one! Megatron has learned that his former mentor, Termagax, holds a key artifact that could tip the scales of the war firmly in the Decepticons’ favor, eliminating the Autobots once and for all. The first order of business, of course, is finding Termagax’s House, a mobile building on the run. And as tensions erupt between Megatron’s Decepticons and his old mentor, the Autobots put themselves in the crossfire!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #34—Cover B: Susan Margevich
Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Susan Margevich (c)

Transformers: Beast Wars #7—Cover A: Fico Ossio

Erik Burnham (w) • Winston Chan (a) • Fico Ossio (c)

“Pod”, part one! After their first explosive battle, both the Maximals and Predacons have allowed a lull to refresh and regroup. But when the first protoform pod comes down and a new entrant to the Beast Wars enters the fray, things are going to change in a major way! But whose side is Blackarachnia on?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Beast Wars #7—Cover B: Ed Pirrie
Erik Burnham (w) • Winston Chan (a) • Ed Pirrie (c)

Transformers: King Grimlock #1 (of 5)—Cover A: Cary Nord

Steve Orlando (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Cary Nord (c)

KING GRIMLOCK BEGINS! Grimlock, the beloved powerhouse T-rex with an attitude and one of the strongest Cybertronians in existence, finds himself magically transported to a world of fantastical beasts and strange powers! In this savage world, where the strong rule with sword and iron, Grimlock finds a new opportunity to prove he’s the strongest there is… but as Grimlock and the human barbarian, Arko, will learn, sometimes brute strength isn’t enough.

Written by Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman, Justice League of America) with art by Agustin Padilla (Dungeons & Dragons, Suicide Squad), King Grimlock features the iconic Transformers character in a solo adventure through a world of swords-and-sorcery unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Transformers: King Grimlock #1 (of 5)—Cover B: Agustin Padilla
Steve Orlando (w) • Agustin Padilla (a & c)

Transformers: Shattered Glass #1 (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 #1, many kilocycles after the Cybertronian War has destroyed Earth, Blurr, an evil Autobot bodyscrapper, hunts his newest bounty who holds a piece of information that could reignite the war.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Shattered Glass #1 (of 5)—Cover B: Dan Khanna—SPOTLIGHT
Danny Lore (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Dan Khanna (c)

Usagi Yojimbo: The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy #3 (of 6)

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

Usagi springs his friend Tomoe from captivity in a daring escape! Meanwhile, bounty-hunter Gen gets closer to his deadly prey, Zato-Ino, the blind Swordspig! All this and brand-new color add up to make this one of the most epic Usagi tales of all time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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