IDW’s March 2015 Solicitations – BCP’s Top 10 Picks

IDW Publishing have just released their full list of March 2015 solicitations, and we’ve picked our way through the mass of comics being released to bring you the Top 10 titles we feel you should be keeping your eye out for.

And with Jem and the Holograms, the opening salvo of Transformers’ Combiner Wars and a sequel to David Cronenberg’s The Fly, there’s sure to be something to please any taste.

Take a look, and let us know what you’re most excited about getting your hands on next March.

Jem01_cvrJem and the Holograms #1

Kelly Thompson (writer) • Ross Campbell (artist) • Campbell, Amy Mebberson x 4 (cover)

SHOWTIME, SYNERGY! Meet JERRICA BENTON—a girl with a secret. She and her sister KIMBER team with two friends to become… JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS! But what does it mean to be JEM today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in the most outrageous comic of 2015!

FC • 32 pages • $ 3.99

  • One of the hottest properties from the 1980s hits comics—FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!
  • Five stunning rainbow foil covers, one classic Jem cover for each band member by Amy Mebberson, plus one featuring the whole band by series artist Ross Campbell!
  • Next month, check out Amy Mebberson’s classic covers featuring Jem’s greatest foils, The Misfits!
  • If you’ve been blown away by My Little Pony and Transformers—wait’ll you see JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS!
  • All-new—all-outrageous!

MiamVice-Remix_Cover__Previews_FLAT_01Miami Vice: Remix #1 (of 5)

Joe Casey (writer) • Jim Mahfood (artist & cover)

Iconoclastic creators Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood turn the world of Miami Vice on its head in a way that’s got to be seen to be believed! Detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs are taking on crime in a city rampant with danger at every turn! An ‘80s classic is now a Lion Forge reimagining for a bold, new audience!”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood present a Miami Vice like you’ve never seen!
  • The Lion Forge era of comics starts here!

TF_RiD39_cvrTransformers #39—Combiner Wars Opening Salvo

John Barber (writer) • Livio Ramondelli (artist) • Casey W. Coller (cover)

OPENING SALVO! The Autobots and Decepticons’ uneasy peace is threatened by the flames of war! STARSCREAM—ruler of CYBERTRON—makes contact with WINDBLADE’S homeworld—and the only defense against a new CYBERTRONIAN EMPIRE are COMBINERS—multiple CYBERTRONIANS forming together into huge, dangerous forms!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Tying in with Hasbro’s 2015 Transformers: Generations toy line, this 6-part epic will be supported across multiple media platforms!
  • STARSCREAM’s scheming collides with WINDBLADE’s past!
  • OPTIMUS PRIME takes control!
  • Who will be the first Combiner to strike?
  • Continues in this month’s TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE—COMBINER WARS #1
  • Vairant Cover by Transformers game and toy artist Sara Pitre-Durocher!

TF_MTMTE_39_cvrTransformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39—Return of the Decepticon Justice Division

James Roberts (writer) • Alex Milne (artist & cover)

RETURN OF THE D.J.D.! A punishment squad created by MEGATRON to hunt down dissidents, turncoats and cowards—no one believes more passionately in the DECEPTICON cause than the D.J.D. So what happens when they discover their founder has joined the Autobots? (Clue: it’s not pretty.)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The long-awaited return of the most dangerous villains in comics history!
  • If you don’t already know the names Tarn, Kaon, Tesarus, Helex, and Vos—you better learn ’em before they get you!
  • Vairant Cover by Transformers game and toy artist Sara Pitre-Durocher!

TMNT_IDWCollectionV01_cvrTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, Vol. 1

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, Brian Lynch, Eirk Burnham (writers) • Dan Duncan, Mateus Santolouco, Franco Urru, Andy Kuhn, Valerio Schiti, Ross Campbell, Charles Paul Wilson III (artists) • Dan Duncan (cover)

IDW’s re-launch of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been a hit with fans and critics alike. Now, collect the series in all-new oversized hardcovers that present the stories in recommended reading order. Collects the first 12 issues of the new ongoing series plus the Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Splinter Micro-Series one-shots spliced in between.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 384 pages • 7” x 11”

Bullet points:

  • “IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles perfectly balances complex characters, intricate plots, and incredible action to make a comic that even a non-TMNT fan would enjoy…and if you are a fan of the franchise, there’s no reason for you to be skipping this book. It might very well be the best run of TMNT comics ever produced.” –Adventures In Poor Taste

ST-movieII35-coverStar Trek, Vol. 9: The Q Gambit

Mike Johnson (writer) • Tony Shasteen (artist & cover)

The crew of the new Star Trek film franchise encounters the classic villain Q for the first time in this galaxy-spanning adventure developed in association with screenwriter/producer Roberto Orci! The mischievous Q sends James T. Kirk on a quest that will see the Enterprise joining forces with familiar faces from Star Trek lore. Collects issues #35–40.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages

Bullet points:

  • “I’m now ready to call “The Q Gambit” mini-series the best thing IDW has ever done with the Star Trek license.” –Big Comic Page

FLY01_cvrThe Fly: Outbreak #1 (of 5)

Brandon Seifert (writer) • menton3 (artist & cover)

Years ago, a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his newly invented teleportation device and became a human/fly hybrid. Now his almost-human son continues to search for a cure for the mutated genes. But a breakthrough turns into a breakout, and anyone exposed risks turning into a monster as well…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • David Cronenberg’s horror masterpiece continues in this all-new sequel!
  • Written by Brandon Seifert (Hellraiser, Witch Doctor)!
  • Terrifying painted art by menton3 (The X-Files, Silent Hill)!
  • Be afraid. Be very afraid.
  • Nothing spreads faster than fear.
  • Variant Cover by Jason Edminston!

Wiinterworld00_cvrAWinterworld #0

Chuck Dixon (writer) • Tommy Lee Edwards (artist & cover)

Tommy Lee Edwards comes to chill in Winterworld! This grand comics auteur joins with Chuck Dixon to create a single issue story that tells us of Wynn’s life before she met Scully. This is the tale of one childhood that’s brutal and short. We learn how Wynn survived alone in the frozen world of the future at an age when most kids are entering pre-school. Find out how Wynn became one tough teenager in this special event issue!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Tommy Lee Edwards joins the Winterworld team for this very special, one-shot origin of Wynn!

OctoberFaction05_COV_AThe October Faction #5

Steve Niles (writer) • Damien Worm (artist & cover)

Geoff is sick and tired of a certain Robot-Faced menace stalking his sister and threatening his father, so the two have an all-out brawl to settle the score. Meanwhile, Lucas reveals a terrible secret to his former partner, and an old enemy of the Allan family comes back from the dead!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

WORMWOODPINTSTPBfinalWormwood: Gentleman Corpse: The First Few Pints

Ben Templesmith (writer & artist & cover)

An oversized hardcover collection that includes the first three volumes of Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse as well as the special Art of Wormwood. Follow along as Wormwood, Mr. Pendulum, his robotic drinking companion, and Phoebe take on demonic beings nesting in humans, nasty leprechauns, and the revenge of the Brotherhood of the Calamari.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 412 pages • 7” x 11”

Bullet points:

  • “Gentleman Corpse is a great example of Templesmith’s work; it’s weird, funny and more than a little off. If that sounds like a good read to you, pick this up.” — Comics Bulletin

The writer of this piece was: 576682_510764502303144_947146289_nCraig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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