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

IDW Publishing have just released their April 2015 Solicitations, and we’ve sifted through the mass of comics on sale to bring you what we feel are the Top 10 titles to look out for.

With a five-part My Little Pony miniseries, a jaw-dropping Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition of Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth and – well – a brand new Scrooge McDuck series(!), there’s bound to be something here to cater to all tastes, so take a look at our recommendations and let us know which of these titles are catching your eye.


Scrooge01_cvr - CopyUncle Scrooge #1

Jonathan Gray, Rodolfo Cimino (w) • Romano Scarpa (a) • Giorgio Cavazzano (c)

Wak! Disney’s richest epic hero returns! In “The Wrath of Gigabeagle,” the McDuck Money Bin meets a monster-sized Beagle Boy mech!

FC • 48 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Monthly Disney Comics are back, from IDW!
  • Fan-favorite creators: Romano Scarpa (legendary Italian Uncle Scrooge master), Jonathan Gray (Sonic the Hedgehog) and more!
  • Capcom’s recent DuckTales: Remastered video game has brought Scrooge McDuck back to Disney stardom. See what all the quacking is about!
  • 48 action-packed Pages for only $3.99!
  • Variant “Disney Legacy” Adventureland cover by Andrew Pepoy!

MLP-Fiendship-01_covA - CopyMy Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic

The first My Little Pony mini-series event! This month-long weekly limited series explores the secret origins of the Equestria’s greatest villains!

Bullet points:

  • Fantastic covers by Amy Mebberson!
  • Never before revealed secrets!
  • The villains’ time to shine!

 

My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic #1: Sombra

Jeremy Whitley (writer) • Brenda Hickey (artist) • Amy Mebberson (cover)

What caused Sombra to become one of the most feared ponies in Equestria’s history?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Sombra’s curse revealed!
  • Twilight Sparkle variant by Sara Richard!

 

My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic #2: Tirek

Christina Rice (writer) • Tony Fleecs (artist) • Amy Mebberson (cover)

Tirek’s mad quest for power starts here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 

Bullet points:

  • Young Tirek and Scorpan uncover sinister mysteries!

 

My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic #3: Sirens

Ted Anderson (writer) • Agnes Garbowska (artist) • Amy Mebberson (cover)

The Sirens from Rainbow Rocks Equestria origin revealed!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 

Bullet points:

  • A musical duel with… Starswirl?!

 

My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic #4: Nightmare Moon

Heather Nuhfer (writer) • Tony Fleecs (artist) • Amy Mebberson (cover)

The untold story of what Nightmare Moon did during her time on the moon!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A dream battle unlike any ever seen!

 

My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic #5: Queen Chrysalis

Katie Cook (writer) • Andy Price (artist) • Amy Mebberson (cover)

The ponies visit the imprisoned Chrysalis… what secret is she hiding?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Sets the stage for a future MLP story-arc!

My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic #1 – 5 Complete Box Set

Various (writer & artist) • Amy Mebberson x 5 (cover)

Want to collect all the covers, but don’t have the time to chase them down? Buy the entire series in a deluxe collectible box! Includes all five issues, with covers from Amy Mebberson!

FC • 32 x 5 pages • $19.99

Bullet points:

  • IMPORTANT NOTE – The FIENDship is Magic complete box set will be in stores on April 29th, hitting the same time as the fifth issue of the series!

 


Empire01_cvrEmpire: Uprising #1

Mark Waid (writer) • Barry Kitson (artist & cover)

It’s been a year since the events of the original Empire, and much has changed for Golgoth, the first super-villain to conquer the world. Can he hold onto his reign—and does he even want to?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The IDW/Thrillbent partnership begins here!
  • Two new covers by series artist Barry Kitson!
  • Coming next: Mark Waid’s Insufferable

infiniteLoop01-cvrA - CopyThe Infinite Loop #1 (of 6)

Pierrick Colinet (writer) • Elsa Charretier (artist & cover)

A dynamically graphic, science-fictiony, poetical, paradoxical wunderkind of a sexy, time-traveling, adventure-packed comic series begins here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The crowdfunded sci-fi phenom!
  • Art by Elsa Charretier (George R.R. Martin’s Windhaven)

 


GPK_wrapper_mockup - CopyGarbage Pail Kids: Fables, Fantasy, and Farts

Shannon Wheeler, Various (writer & artist) • Mark Pingitore (cover)

Join the Garbage Pail Kids for a literally breathtaking foray into fantasy worlds, fairytale lands, and flatulent frontiers!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Revisit the pop-culture phenomenon from the minds of Art Spiegelman, Mark Newgarden, John Pound, and many others!
  • Featuring the most fantastical creators in alternative comics!
  • Classic GPK Sy Clops variant cover! 

TMNT_GB01-cover - CopyTMNT/Ghostbusters TP

Erik Burnham, Tom Waltz (writers) • Dan Schoening (artist & cover)

Collecting the hit IDW miniseries! When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts… and Ghostbusters!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-253-1

Bullet points:

  • “The creators’ energy feels like it’s jumping off the page…” — ComicBookResources.com
  • “This may not be the first time they have crossed over with fellow New Yorkers the Ninja Turtles, but it might just be the most fun.” — Newsarama.com

 


KirbyKamandi_AE_cvr_MOCKONLY - CopyJack Kirby’s Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth, Vol. 1: Artist’s Edition HC—SPOTLIGHT

Jack Kirby (writer & artist & cover)

Jack Kirby’s most beloved creation is now an extraordinary Artist’s Edition, collecting six complete issues of Kamandi: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 9, as well as covers and extras. There is no better way to view the magic of King Kirby than in the one and only Artist’s Edition format—reserve your copy early!

HC • BW • $75.00 net discount item • 160 Pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-344-6

Bullet points:

  • What is an Artist’s Edition?
  • AN ARTIST’S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.
  • While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.
  • Advance solicited for a May release!
  • Kamandi lives in a world populated by intelligent, talking animals—everything from lions to bats to whales, all are the inheritors of this strange new world—except for mankind…people are now the animals!
  • “Kamandi by Jack Kirby was my favorite comic when I was 9 years old, and I’m thrilled to see it as an Artist’s Edition!”—Scott Dunbier

DRONES 01 frontcoverDrones #1 (of 5)

Chris Lewis (writer) • Bruno Oliveira (artist) • Ramon Villalobos (cover)

Two former predator drone operators face insurgency and insanity on the Las Vegas Strip in the surreal surroundings of the world’s first terrorism-themed hotel!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 Bullet points:

  • Check out the five special Oliveira subscription variant covers across the series and collect them all!
  • “I love, love, love finding really good and worthwhile comics… I vouch for (DRONES)—check it out!” Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil) 

headspace01_CVR - CopyHeadspace

Ryan K. Lindsay (writer) • Eric Zawadzki (artist & cover)

What if your town were the mental construct of a killer? The inhabitants of Carpenter Cove are about to find out.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-303-3

Bullet points:

  • “Headspace is a phenomenal read on every level. The concept is brilliant and executed with such skill that’ll you’ll barely find time to take a breath.” –Bloody-Disgusting.com

 


JudgeDredd-Classics04-cvr - CopyJudge Dredd Classics: The Dark Judges #4 (of 5)

John Wagner, Alan Grant (writers) • Brett Ewins (artist) • Darick Robertson (cover)

Classics tales of Judge Death—and his brothers Fear, Fire, and Mortis—come to life in this remastered and colorized series!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Each issue will have a special cover by Sam Shearon, featuring one of the Dark Judges. This issue: Judge Mortis!

 


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