Want some licensed story action as well as a mix of some original works?  Look no further than Image and IDW.

Constantly offering up something for just about all tastes, it’s no different for that on offer in September.  IDW is really making an effort to add compelling licenses as well as develop a stable of original properties.  They especially cater to a retro demand at the moment but I don’t think you’ll find they’ll get pigeon-holed with that.  You can check out the full releases for both IDW and Image over at CBR.

PIGS #1 – (IMAGE) – KBG sleeper agents in Cuba, invading America.  Always good material for a yarn.  I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I get a good vibe off his one, probably just because I like the effect.

Anyhow, if espionage stories are your thing, Image does a pretty good job of fostering such stories and new talent.  One to keep an eye on.

TEEN WOLF: BITE ME #1 (of 3) – (IMAGE) Yep, if you didn’t know already, the TV execs went back into the 80’s drawer and pull out a re-imagining of the classic Michael J Fox movie Teen Wolf and came up with a brand new teen-aimed show.  I’ve actually seen a bit of the first two episodes and to be honest, it’s not all that bad for what it is.  It’s aimed at the same demographics as Smallville and Vampire Diaries, and while it may not be yet as strong as those series, it won’t offend too many.  So, of course comes the obligatory comic tie in which gives an original story set around the start of where the TV series kicks off.

THE BIG LIE #1 – (IMAGE) A tale of discovery by seasoned comic writer, Rick Veitch, Rick obviously has some thoughts on the events around 9/11 and the facts that have become the official history.  This could be interesting and a way for Rick to express his thoughts and beliefs.  The story will no doubt touch on some sensitive issues but will be balanced with a fantastical element of time travel that sets the story up by putting the main character in the position of knowing of the events before they happen on that fateful day.

STAR TREK #1 – (IDW) The old guard of franchises finds a new home at IDW.  DC did a large run of Star Trek comics (across the various TV series) that found a loyal fan base and while they didn’t always look that flash, they did contribute some excellent and well respected Star Trek storylines.

This new ongoing series follows on from the recent movie reboot of the franchise and has the backing of the studio and J J Abrams.  Likely of most interest to fans is that this will help set up and lead into the sequel due in 2012.

GHOSTBUSTERS #1 – (IDW) Nope, not going to do the obvious intro.  This franchise is possibly now one of the largest of the mid to late 80s block that hasn’t realised a renewal in this modern era of remakes etc.  The often cited third film is yet to seriously get any traction for development.  Still, projects like this will keep the flame alive and when the time is right, I won’t be surprised to see it on the big screen.  In the meantime, enjoy these new adventures of the awesome foursome who ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost!

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #11 and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: DRIZZT #2 (of 5) (IDW) I meant to highlight this Drizzt series last round as he is one of the most popular D&D characters, the novels are constantly best sellers.  The first issue is still available to order before I send away the June orders next week.  The regular series is also kicking off a new storyline so it’s a good place to catch up on some D&D action.