IDW March 2022 Solicitations

IDW March 2022 Solicitations


The IDW March 2022 solicitations are here! TMNT continues, as do the Transformers, Geordi gets his own Mirror War one shot, 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.

Trade Paperbacks

Free Pass

Julian Hanshaw (w & a & c)

Huck and Nadia are enjoying their twenties: working in Big Tech and developing an adventurous sex life. Together they fantasize about opening their relationship with a “free pass” to sleep with certain friends or celebrities. It’s all in good fun.

But Huck is leading a double life. As a national election looms, he grows more and more uncomfortable with his company’s unelected authority over internet discourse.

When the couple receives a bizarre gift —a cutting-edge humanoid sex AI that can morph into anyone —their worlds of fantasy, trust, and consent are thrown into blissful chaos.

In a society growing more divided each day, Huck struggles with the pressure to uphold boundaries at work… while everything is collapsing at home.

Julian Hanshaw follows his acclaimed graphic novels Tim Ginger and Cloud Hotel with an intoxicating new tale of liberty, privacy, and shame, set in the sticky place where sex, politics, and technology come together.

“Free Pass is an optimistic, clever and amusing look at where we are heading as a society. And Julian’s use of colour is gorgeous.” —Chester Brown, author of Ed the Happy Clown, Paying for It, and Louis Riel

“Hanshaw has outdone himself with Free Pass. A futuristic sex fantasy that is as much fun for women as it is for men, set against the background of our world-gone-mad politics, this story glows in Hanshaw’s unearthly artwork.” —Jennifer Hayden, author of The Story of My Tits

SC • FC • $19.99 • 168 pages • 6.5” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-505-1

Available in May.

Gardens: A Smithsonian Coloring Book

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

Engage with a natural world of wonder and its diverse symphony of life, ready for you to fill with color! The Smithsonian Institution presents an awe-inspiring new coloring book that explores the Smithsonian Gardens, a museum without walls. Guided by experts from the Smithsonian and brought to life by Rachel Curtis (Dinosaurs: A Smithsonian Coloring Book), tour the more than 180 acres and fifteen public exhibition gardens that make up this living museum.

Rich pen and ink illustrations invite you to step into captivating scenes inspired by the landscapes and exhibits that extend the Smithsonian’s museums, while brief and fascinating insights from experts explain the roles plants and gardens play in our cultural and natural worlds and inspire appreciation and stewardship. Featuring native plants, orchids, roses, heirloom vegetables, poinsettias, bees, butterflies, and much more, fans of coloring books and urban sanctuaries will find an enchanting living classroom to explore with their own creativity.

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: 978-1-68405-889-1

Available in May.

Usagi Yojimbo Origins, Vol. 3: The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy

Stan Sakai (w & a & c)

Presenting one of Usagi’s greatest story arcs in an all-new full-color edition for the first time, giving new readers the perfect opportunity to explore the groundbreaking series while offering longtime fans a new reading experience.

“The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy” stands out among the early issues as the first novel-length storyline, combining all of the characters that had previously appeared separately into one epic tale!

A sinister plot to overthrow the Shogun percolates and one of Usagi’s friends is captured! The ensuing machinations will draw in not only Usagi, but also bounty hunter Gen and the Blind Swordspig, Zato-Ino!

Beginning with these early issues, find out why this series has won ten Eisner Awards, two Harvey Awards, an American Library Association Award, and has been called “one of the most original, innovative, well-executed comic books anywhere to be found” by Stan Lee.

The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy collects the six-issue story from Usagi Yojimbo Vol. One, issues #13–18, originally published in black and white by Fantagraphics from December 1988 to October 1989.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 176 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-884-6

Available in May.

Yellow Cab

Benoît Cohen (w) • Christophe Chabouté (a & c) • translated by Edward Gauvin

After twenty years working on film and series shoots, Benoît Cohen is drained. His enthusiasm gone, a desire to stop writing and put down the camera takes over. In the city for a year, he still wonders about how best to absorb the rich diversity of the cosmopolitan metropolis, settling on a simple idea: he will become a taxi driver.

Behind the iconic Yellow Cab, behind the fantasy of freedom and independence, behind the faces of his thousands of passengers, Benoît discovers a world to which he is a stranger. He dives into his new life with the idea of turning it into a screenplay for a future film, but the material he collects from this social experiment marks him deeply, leading down unsuspected paths: First, the administrative maze that leads to the taxi driver’s license. Then the world behind the scenes. And finally, the prejudices that surround the profession and lead customers, cops, and the entire city to look at it—quite randomly—either with indifference, kindness, or aggression. The project transforms into an autobiographical novel interspersed with reflections on the creative process, and with the help of Chabouté, it is now a sensitive, deeply human graphic novel with breathtaking illustrations that pay vibrant tribute to New York City.

TPB • B&W • $19.99 • 168 pages • 7” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-892-1

Available in May.

Loved and Lost: A Relationship Trilogy

Jeffrey Brown (w & a & c)

A pioneer of 21st-century graphic memoir, Jeffrey Brown captures timeless insights into love, intimacy, and vulnerability in three unforgettable relationship portraits.

Twenty years ago, young painter Jeffrey Brown grew frustrated with the expectations of the art world and wanted desperately to make something real. In a single sketchbook, working directly in ink, he began recording his memories of a recent long-distance relationship, matching the emotional frailty of the young lovers with painfully honest writing and art. As that book, Clumsy, struck a chord with readers and spawned the follow-ups Unlikely and Any Easy Intimacy, Brown’s work proved a watershed for the emerging form of the graphic memoir.

Chronicling the awkward mess of romantic relationships in unsparing and unflinching detail, these works also reflect the fragmentary nature of memory, the risk of opening ourselves to pain, and the giggly rush of falling in love. Now collected into one volume for the first time, this Relationship Trilogy is a bittersweet reminder of the everyday joy, heartbreak, and humor that—despite everything—keep us coming back for more.

SC • BW • $29.99 • 608 pages • 5.5” x 8 3/8” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-506-8
Available in May.

Single Issues

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #292—Cover A: Freddie Williams II

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

HIGH STAKES Part 2! 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 second of five interconnected covers (Cover A) by superstar artist Freddie Williams II!

YO JOE!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #292—Cover B: SL Gallant
Larry Hama (w) • SL Gallant (a) • SL Gallant (c)

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Cobraaaa!

Larry Hama (w) • Various (a) • Daniel Maine (c)

They are the worst of the worst—terrorists and scoundrels from all corners of the world with the sole mission of destroying liberty and bringing injustice to all freedom-loving citizens everywhere! They are COBRA, and these are some of their most notorious plots ever, presented in one specially priced 100-page comic book collection. Written by Living Legend Larry Hama, illustrated by various superstar artists, and featuring brand-new cover art by Daniel Maine!

COBRAAAA!

FC • 100 pages • $7.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Saturday Morning Adventures #2—Cover A: Dan Schoening

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

Cobra strikes! Paris, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. are attacked by MegaB.A.T.s, and G.I. Joe is there to fight them! But will the Joe team be enough to stop the extra-large androids from wreaking havoc in these three capital cities? And is there more to the fiendish Cobra Commander’s plans than simple destruction? Find out in “Three Heads of the Serpent”, the second chapter in this extension of the classic animated adventures of G.I. Joe!

YO JOE!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 3/23/22

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Saturday Morning Adventures #2—Cover B: Tim Lattie
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Tim Lattie (c)

Godzilla Vs. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 (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 a cross-company collaboration event you never expected . . . but makes complete sense!

When Rita Repulsa uses an ancient artifact to transport herself to a universe without Power Rangers, she finds herself on a world with aliens, kaiju, and . . . Godzilla! Hoping to annihilate this new foe, Rita hurls her own terrible creatures into battle. But she never expects that the Rangers have followed her to this alternate reality! Now, the Dinozords themselves are going head-to-head with the King of the Monsters!

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla/Power Rangers #1 (of 5)—Cover B: E.J. Su
Cullen Bunn (w) • Freddie Williams II (a) • E.J. Su (c)

The Kill Lock: The Artisan Wraith #1 (of 7)

Livio Ramondelli (w & a & c)

The Kill Lock unified four criminals in a quest to escape their seemingly inevitable, linked deaths. They managed to escape destruction by merging their consciousnesses, and now one of the smartest—and most malicious—bots in the universe has an unbreakable body and a planet at his command. Homeworld won’t allow it, and so two of the deadliest assassins in the universe are tasked to kill the Artisan Wraith.

Transformers artist Livio Ramondelli continues the cult hit, The Kill Lock (2020) in the next installment of this vicious and darkly funny sci-fi series.

PRAISE FOR THE KILL LOCK:
“I find myself so involved, invested, and thoroughly engaged from the start, and I simply do not wish the story would end. I have mad respect for Livio as he is pretty much doing it all here . . . he has opened up a world of storytelling.” —Reading with a Flight Ring

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 3/9/22

Sleeping Beauties #10 (of 10)—Cover A: Kira Okamoto

Rio Youers (w) • Alison Sampson & Triona Farrell (a) • Kira Okamoto (c)

This is the end. Sleeping Beauties #10 is the finale we’ve all been waiting for.  How will your favorite characters fare?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sleeping Beauties #10 (of 10)—Cover B: Jenn Woodall
Rio Youers (w) • Alison Sampson & Triona Farrell (a) • Jenn Woodall (c)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Official Movie Pre-Quill

Kiel Phegley (w) • Adam Bryce Thomas, Tracy Yardley, Evan Stanley (a) • Adam Bryce Thomas (c)

Catch up with Sonic and friends—if you can—in this exclusive prequel to 2022’s most anticipated family film! Life is good in Green Hills for Sonic the Hedgehog . . . maybe too good. He’s starting to get bored, and when Sonic gets bored, things become a lot less boring for everyone else—fast! Quicker than you can say “Chili Dog,” the Fastest Thing Alive is saving the day and causing all sorts of chaos along the way! Plus, new and returning characters starring in the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film take the lead in stories of their own!

FC • 48 pages • $6.99
Expected in-store date: 3/23/22

Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #3 (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.

Surge and Kit have begun to seek answers about their origins, and what they find may be more than they can handle . . .

Starline may have gone too far this time. Can he wipe their memory and restart again, or can the imposters finally outsmart their maker?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #3 (of 4)—Cover B: Bracardi Curry
Ian Flynn (w) • Thomas Rothlisberger  (a) • Bracardi Curry (c)

Star Trek: Discovery—Adventures in the 32nd Century #1 (of 4)

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

Travel to the far future of STAR TREK in this all-new miniseries spotlighting the cast of the hit television series! Up first is the secret history of the queen herself: GRUDGE THE CAT! Discover how she met Book and claimed her place as the greatest feline spacefarer of all!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Mirror War (Captain La Forge one-shot)

J. Holtham (w) • Carlos Rodriguez (a & c)

The spotlight turns to Geordi La Forge in this one-shot set in the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation! Expand upon the world of The Mirror War!

Geordi La Forge is on a scouting mission for Picard when he suddenly finds himself ambushed and teleported into an agony booth. Who is this masked figure torturing La Forge, and what connection do they have to his past?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #127—Cover A: Pablo Tunica

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

Who is Dr. Jasper Barlow, and is he friend or foe? As the TMNT regroup from their battle with the Punk Frogs, the doctor makes some of our heroes an offer they may find hard to refuse. Plus, a tense situation between the Utroms and Triceratons goes from bad to worse!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #127—Cover B: Kevin Eastman
Sophie Campbell (w) Pablo Tunica (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2022—Cover A: Juni Ba

Juni Ba (w & a & c)

The Turtles embark on a secret mission to their roots, but a mysterious creature hunts them relentlessly. The Turtles will have to find a new way to come together to escape their foe—and the pain that haunts them. A special story of remembrance and family written and drawn by acclaimed artist Juni Ba!

FC • 48 pages • $6.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2022—Cover B: Kevin Eastman
Juni Ba (w & a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

Transformers #41—Cover A: Umi Miyao

Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Umi Miyao (c)

In “The Landscape of Fear,” the Crystal City, last refuge of the Autobots, is under siege. But with the arrival of last-minute reinforcements, do they have what it takes to turn the tide of battle in their favor? And what of the other threats to Cybertron—Insecticlone swarms, rust worms, and a great evil reborn?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #41—Cover B: Ed Pirrie
Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Ed Pirrie (c)

Transformers: Beast Wars #14—Cover A: Winston Chan

Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a) • Winston Chan (c)

Everyone is acting a bit strange… In Transformers: Beast Wars #14, Waspinator and Scorponok come across some more of the aggressive mutant animals we’ve seen in earlier arcs and find out what actually mutated them! How will this new power affect the Cybertronians?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Beast Wars #14—Cover B: Brenda Chi
Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a) • Brenda Chi (c)

Transformers: Best of Megatron

Simon Furman, Eric Holmes, James Roberts, Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Andrew Wildman, Alex Milne, Livio Ramondelli (a) • James Biggie (c)

“Peace Through Tyranny,” proclaims Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, archenemy of Optimus Prime, and would-be future ruler of Cybertron! Feast your eyes on a collection of Megatron’s greatest (and most terrible) moments that would define the character forever—as a warrior, a poet, a leader, and one of the greatest villains of all time!

Collects The Transformers (1984) #70 “The Priȼe of Life,” The Transformers (2009) #22 “Chaos Theory, Part 1,” The Transformers: Megatron Origin #1, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 “slaughterhouse,” and Transformers: Autocracy #7 “Choices.”

FC • 100 pages • $6.99

Transformers: War’s End #2 (of 4)—Cover A: Chris Panda

Brian Ruckley (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Chris Panda (c)

Trapped at the bottom of the Sonic Canyons, a group of Autobot scientists come face-to-face with Cybertron’s greatest threat, Exarchon, and his lost armory. Can the peaceful Autobots hold out until help arrives—and with the Crystal City under siege, can the Autobots spare any help to begin with?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: War’s End #2 (of 4)—Cover B: Thomas Deer
Brian Ruckley (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Thomas Deer (c)

Usagi Yojimbo #27

Stan Sakai (w & a & c)

“A Ghost Story” (Part 1 of 1)

Usagi and Yukichi come upon a young woman, Shizuye, praying at a shrine to a girl murdered fifty years ago by her married lover. Shizuye is in the same predicament, and Usagi and Yukichi take it upon themselves to become her protectors. However, all is not what it seems as the local priest warns them to beware of ghosts in the area.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #3 (of 6)

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

Featuring the start of the classic two-part tale “Blood Wings”! Usagi has stumbled into a village besieged by ruthless bat ninjas! With seemingly no way out and a new conspiracy to thwart, Usagi will have to use all of his wits to escape!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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