I see buried in the press release is that the main series is "now shipping monthly" so I presume this now takes what was the 2nd slot each for that. So still 2 TF comics a month: just now an issue of this and an issue of the other series.
Why the hate for Livio? I'm buying this purely for his artwork (bailing when the next arc starts). Only discovered him through the Hachette Definitive Collection reprints of his earlier stuff - he's a real find. Adore his work. IDW are lucky to have him - I'm sure one of the bigger companies would happily snap him up if he became available.