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IDW Brings Fans More MEGATRON

Extends fan-favorite TRANSFORMERS series by four issues – Next issue of All Hail MEGATRON releasing in July Continuing its fan-favorite TRANSFORMERS saga, IDW is pleased to offer fans four more issues of Transformers: All Hail Megatron. Starting in July, IDW will publish, under license from Hasbro, Inc., four monthly issues, each featuring two short stories that detail the aftermath of the 12-issue All Hail Megatron series. These must-read books tie up important details from the main series, and pave the way for IDW’s next big TRANSFORMERS storyline. “The All Hail Megatron series is hugely popular with fans, and for good reason, it’s striking off in a bold new direction while showing reverence to the classic TRANSFORMERS series,” said Andy Schmidt, IDW ‘s TRANSFORMERS editor. “We decided to do the extension because we didn’t want to leave fans hanging, and because we wanted to segue into our upcoming TRANSFORMERS series.” When Transformers: All Hail Megatron #13 debuts in July, fans can join IRONHIDE and OPTIMUS PRIME as they deal with the fallout of All Hail Megatron, and watch as the Decepticons begin to probe the mysteries of the AUTOBOT Matrix. All Hail Megatron #14 offers a glimpse into the motivations of the traitorous SUNSTREAKER, while GALVATRON undergoes a major transformation, setting up important events to come. The short stories in Transformers: All Hail Megatron #13-16 feature a dynamic team of writers and artists, including Simon Furman, Shane McCarthy, Mike Costa, Andy Schmidt, Denton Tipton, Nick Roche, Zander Cannon, Guido Guidi, Chee,

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DARWYN COOKE TALKS THE HUNTER OVER AT COMICSREPORTER.COM

  Darwyn Cooke is interviewed by the Comics Reporter himself, Tom Spurgeon. The freewheeling discussion focusses on Darwyn’s forthcoming original graphic novel, THE HUNTER, and also touches upon Author Donald Westlake, AKA Richard Stark, the various film versions of The Hunter, and PARKER, the classic antihero and protagonist of the novel. Joining the fun is acclaimed writer of CRIMINAL, Ed Brubaker!  

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Star Trek Countdown brings IDW to new heights!

ICv2 is reporting on BookScan’s Top 20 Graphic Novels for April 2009 and IDW makes our highest debut ever with Star Trek Countdown collection, the official prequel to the new Star Trek movie.  The title is also the #1 comic on iTunes.  If you want to know more about the events leading up to the story in the movie, check out Coutndown!

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Kaluta & Lee’s Starstruck Comes To IDW

Digitally remastered comic starts in August   IDW is proud to announce the return of the science fiction classic, Starstruck, to comics. Debuting in August, the 13-issue series will showcase the fine writing of Elaine Lee and the remarkable art of Michael Kaluta. Scanned from the original art to ensure the highest quality, the entire series is being re-colored by fantasy artist, Lee Moyer, whose painted work has appeared on the covers of books by Iain Banks, H.P. Lovecraft and Marion Zimmer Bradley. “Starstruck is a classic work, and some of Michael’s very finest art-it has been out of print for too long,” said Scott Dunbier, IDW’s Starstruck editor. “Our series will present Elaine and Michael’s vision as never before. New readers will be astounded by it, while diehard fans will delight in seeing their old friend looking better than ever.” Set in a far-flung and very alternative future, Starstruck chronicles the lives and relationships of Elaine Lee‘s characters from her play of the same name. The sometimes dark, often hilarious, and always surprising Starstruck is a visually stunning tale in which the offspring of two powerful houses vie for wealth and dominance in a newly free, but completely anarchic universe. First printed in Heavy Metal and as a Marvel epic series, then a Dark Houre comic, Starstruck is a joyride to the far side of the spiral arm. Author, film director and visual artist, Clive Barker, has said of Starstruck, “I was, and am, a huge fan of Starstruck,

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IDW Comic Con Exclusive!

From the pages of the smash-hit series Locke & Key, now you can unlock your imagination with this one-of-a-kind 3″ Ghost Key! This 2009 Comic Con exclusive strictly limited to 500 numbered pieces, each with its own velvet drawstring pouch. Plus, Locke & Key creator Joe Hill will be on hand Friday only to sign the bag’s hang tag. Pewter w/plated silver finish. $20.

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IDW REVIVES FALLEN ANGEL SERIES

New four-part story begins in July featuring Joss Whedon’s Illyria Since you can’t keep a fallen angel down for long, IDW is pleased to announce the return of its acclaimed, long-running series. Fallen Angel: Reborn continues the adventures of Liandra, the fallen angel of the title, under the guidance of co-creator/writer Peter David and artist J.K. Woodard, who shepherded the series through most of its previous 33-issue run. To help ring in the book’s return, Joss Whedon’s fan-favorite character, Illyria, leaps from the pages of Angel to guest star in this four-part tale that kicks off in July. “Fallen Angel has been an important part of our last five years, and it’s great to revive the book as IDW starts our second decade of existence,” said IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ryall. “Peter and J.K. really produced something special before and we’re happy to have them back for this next go-round.” When last seen, the Fallen Angel experienced the closest she’s ever been to a happy ending. But as fans know, nothing comes easily for her, especially now that Illyria has entered the scene.  The Reborn story is set during the fifth season of the “Angel” television show, shortly after the former ancient demon, Illyria, has been severely depowered by Angel and company.  And that depowerment is a major plot point for this four-part series.    “When Peter and I approached Joss [Whedon] about using Illyria for this storyline, he was gracious enough to accept,” added Ryall. “This is a story Peter

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IDW’s Ben Templesmith is everywhere today getting Wormwood love from IO9 and guest blogging over at MTV!

Ever wonder what the inspiration for 30 Days of Night’s moody art was?  Question the saturated colors in Hoxford?  Your queries are answered over at MTV’s Splashpage Blog where Ben guest posts about horror comics and his approach to them. And then IO9‘s article about Wormwood offers it high praise and includes work-in-process pics of Ben’s new French edition cover for volume two, It only Hurts When I Pee.  Sadly Amazon seems to be running low on IO9’s recommended volume one, Birds, Bees, Blood, and Beer, but it can still be found at the IDW store.

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Everyone loves Darwyn Cooke!

The blogisphere was abuzz this weekend with talk of our upcoming Darwyn Cooke adaptation, The Hunter, based on a crime fiction series by Donald Westlake (a.k.a. Richard Stark). Check out what people are saying!  The Beat Newsarama Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources iFanboy

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Angel Gets Infusion of New Blood

Fan-favorite character Gunn returns and Drusilla makes her first appearance courtesy of actress Juliet Landau and writer Brian Lynch Starting in July, Angel’s status quo gets rocked! IDW is pleased to announce that Angel: After the Fall writer Brian Lynch will be back with the Angel series, bringing with him some familiar faces. First up, in Angel #23, the Angel: After the Fall/Spike: After the Fall team of Lynch and artist Franco Urru reunite to explore the fate of Gunn. Then, Angel #24 and #25 feature the long-awaited return of Drusilla to the Angel universe. To make her return even more dramatic, “Drusilla” herself, actress Juliet Landau, is plotting and co-scripting this two-part story. “We are very excited to have Brian back on Angel, and the stories he’s telling here really set the tone for what’s to come,” said IDW Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. “Not only do we see Gunn dealing with the repercussions of his actions in After the Fall, but we also finally get to check in on the intriguing and very insane Drusilla. And having Juliet Landau craft Drusilla’s story in such a clever way is an even bigger bonus for fans, since she has a true understanding of the character and what motivates her.” When fans last saw Gunn, his return from Hell left him comatose with only Illyria to look over him. Angel #23 explores what happens next, plus brings back a renowned character as the villain of the issue in an unexpected twist.

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Darwyn Cooke’s Parker is Previewed!

The first 19 pages of THE HUNTER, Darwyn Cooke’s new original graphic novel now on line The Hunter, a 144 page original graphic novel based on Richard Stark’s classic crime-fiction anti-hero will be released in July. IDW Publishing is making the first 19 pages available to readers on our website. The Hunter will be in stores everywhere this July, reserve your copy early with your local retailer! View the Preview  

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