IDW Publishing http://www.idwpublishing.com Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:15:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mark Waid & John Rogers’ THRILLBENT Comes To Print At IDW http://www.idwpublishing.com/mark-waid-john-rogers-thrillbent-comes-to-print-at-idw/ http://www.idwpublishing.com/mark-waid-john-rogers-thrillbent-comes-to-print-at-idw/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:22:51 +0000 http://www.idwpublishing.com/?p=72475 The Next Phase Is Here In 2012, award-winning comics writer Mark Waid and writer/producer John Rogers launched Thrillbent, a digital comics webportal and an experiment in new-media comic-book publishing. Their mission statement: “To challenge 75 years’ worth of accepted ‘rules’ about what comics are and aren’t.” The commitment to this challenge continues as Thrillbent and IDW Publishing partner to bring these unique digital comics to print starting spring 2015.]]> 11b7b8c1-7e29-4be2-81f7-836daff0cb1fThe Next Phase Is Here

In 2012, award-winning comics writer Mark Waid and writer/producer John Rogers launched Thrillbent, a digital comics webportal and an experiment in new-media comic-book publishing. Their mission statement: “To challenge 75 years’ worth of accepted ‘rules’ about what comics are and aren’t.” The commitment to this challenge continues as Thrillbent and IDW Publishing partner to bring these unique digital comics to print starting spring 2015.

“I love print comics,” said Waid, whose own personal collection is legendary. “While we have always proudly been digital-first, print was always in Thrillbent’s business plan–but for a start-up company like ours, it was cost-prohibitive. Once we proved our commitment to ongoing content–Thrillbent currently hosts literally hundreds of new comics, with more added every week–we were courted by several print publishers looking to partner. IDW was the clear choice–its track record for innovation is unbeatable and undeniable.”

Over the past two years, Thrillbent has worked with more than 60 creators to publish nearly 20 ongoing digital-only series (and counting) that span all genres, from horror to humor to high adventure. The first series slated for print release under this partnership will be Empire Volume Two and Insufferable, both written by Waid.

Empire Volume Two is a sequel to the Eisner-nominated series co-created by Waid and artist Barry Kitson from 2000, which Waid describes as “the single most-asked about project in my career–‘When’s Empire coming back?’ is the one question I know I’ll hear at every convention or store signing”. Waid and Kitson have joined forces once again in 2014 to deliver new installments that continue the saga of Golgoth, a remorseless villain whose plans for world domination have won him the planet Earth… and made him the target of every inhabitant. As a kickoff to the larger Thrillbent partnership, IDW will produce an all-new edition of the long-sold-out Empire Volume One and launch it just ahead of Empire v2. Both books will debut next spring.

Also by Waid, with co-creator Peter Krause, Insufferable is a series that explores what happens when a crime fighter’s sidekick grows up to be less a hero constantly at war with his mentor–and what it would take to draw the two back together again for one last adventure. Krause, also Waid’s partner in crime on the 2007 series Irredemable, provides the artwork on this unique look at the superhero genre.

“In addition to being one of the best comic-book writers in modern times, Mark Waid has also proven himself with Thrillbent to be one of the smarter forward-thinkers in comics,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “We’re very happy to be partnered with Mark, John Rogers and all the other great Thrillbent creators to help bring their work to comic fans in this way.”

 


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Comikaze Expo 2014 takes over The Los Angeles Convention Center! http://www.idwpublishing.com/come-see-idw-at-comikaze-expo-2014-this-weekend/ http://www.idwpublishing.com/come-see-idw-at-comikaze-expo-2014-this-weekend/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:54:21 +0000 http://www.idwpublishing.com/?p=72462

Come see IDW at Comikaze Expo 2014 this weekend! We will be loaded up with your favorite titles and guest signings at Booth #1013.

Signing Schedule
  • Fri. 10/31 (Show hours: 1pm - 7pm)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Blaze Brothers – Marat Mychaels
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli
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Come see IDW at Comikaze Expo 2014 this weekend! We will be loaded up with your favorite titles and guest signings at Booth #1013.

Signing Schedule
  • Fri. 10/31 (Show hours: 1pm – 7pm)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Blaze Brothers – Marat Mychaels
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli
  • Sat. 11/1 (Show hours: 9am – 7pm)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Samurai Jack – Andy Suriano
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Amelia Cole – D.j. Kirkbride
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Edward Scissorhands – Drew Rausch
  • 3:00 – 4:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 My Little Pony – Agnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
  • Sun. 11/2 (Show hours: 9am – 5pm)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
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Locke & Key Included in Humble Horror Boo!k Bundle http://www.idwpublishing.com/locke-key-vol-1-welcome-to-lovecraft-included-in-humble-horror-book-bundle/ http://www.idwpublishing.com/locke-key-vol-1-welcome-to-lovecraft-included-in-humble-horror-book-bundle/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:01:39 +0000 http://www.idwpublishing.com/?p=72402 Customers who pay $15 or more will receive a plethora of horror titles, plus the Eisner award-winning Locke & Key, Vol 1: Welcome To Lovecraft from IDW]]> horrobook bundle

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive a plethora of horror titles, plus the Eisner award-winning Locke & Key, Vol 1: Welcome To Lovecraft from IDW.

 
‘Tis the season for terror in this chilling collection of horror books and comics. Humble Bundle has teamed with several of the leading publishers to kick off the Halloween season right with a variety of the most sought after horror books on the market. Customers can pay what they want while supporting charity and satisfying their craving for carnage all at once with the Humble Horror Book Bundle which includes works by such luminaries as Joe Hill, Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Joss Whedon, Joe Hill, Max Brooks and many more.

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IDW’s Pumpkin Carving Contest http://www.idwpublishing.com/idws-pumkin-carving-contest/ http://www.idwpublishing.com/idws-pumkin-carving-contest/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:46:16 +0000 http://www.idwpublishing.com/?p=72078 ]]> halloween_categorybanner

Light up the night with Pumpkin Carving Stencils featuring your favorite IDW characters! Be sure to send us photos of your creations to contests@idwpublishing.com for a chance to win a sinister prize pack!

Enough small talk, show me the stencils!

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In Stores October 22, 2014 http://www.idwpublishing.com/71988/ http://www.idwpublishing.com/71988/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:33:59 +0000 http://www.idwpublishing.com/?p=71988 It’s a week of debuts at IDW as we celebrate the launch of some major titles! From the new Dungeons & Dragons series, Legends of Baldur’s Gate, to a new chapter in the legacy of Edward Scissorhands, we even managed to fit in the ultimate crossover with TMNT/Ghostbusters! Carve yourself out some time as you get ready for Halloween and dive in to these great new books!

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7th Sword #5

John Raffo (w) • Nur Iman (a) • Andrew Robinson (c)

After far too little time together, Cray and his Students part ways—the latter setting off to storm the warlord Kavanaugh’s sandship, the former having booked passage back to Earth. But along the way, the reluctant warrior is faced with a choice. Will he follow the path before him, or follow the code he has lived by… to almost certain death?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone #4

Mikey Neumann (w) • Agustin Padilla (a & c)

The hit comic based on the hit video game continues! Outgunned and outmanned, Roland, Lilith, Mordecai, and Brick will use everything at their disposal to save the city of Fyrestone. But like all battles, what will the cost of victory be? Sit tight for a shocker of a finale in the last issue of this arc.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·      Written by the original game writer, Mikey Neumann, with art by the fantastic Agustin Padilla, this is one Borderlands adventure you don’t want to miss!”

 


Dexter’s Laboratory, Vol. 1: Dee’s Day

Derek Fridolfs (w) • Ryan Jampole (a & c)

Everyone’s favorite boy-genius returns to comics! Dexter has reached the pinnacle of his greatest scientific experiment—one that will gift him with infinite clarity and superhuman intellect beyond all mankind. But with every precaution in place, will he be able to finish it before his meddling sister Dee Dee ruins everything… AGAIN?

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-049-0

·      “Fans of the show are sure to love it not just for its amazing content, but for the attention to detail regarding the world of Dexter that the creative team has clearly demonstrated.” –Geeked Out Nation


Dungeons & Dragons Legends of Baldur’s Gate #1

Jim Zub (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Sarah Stone (c)

Evil, meet my sword! Sword, meet evil! Generations have passed since the original Heroes of Baldur’s Gate saved the city and the Realms. Now a new threat rises and an unlikely group of misfits are thrust into adventure with MINSC, the legendary Ranger do-gooder with a heart of gold, brain of lead, and hamster of pronounced wisdom.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·      A new D&D comic series launching alongside Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons next edition game system, supported by an extensive ad campaign across multiple media platforms.

·      The Baldur’s Gate video games are the most popular and best-selling representation of the D&D brand of all time, enjoyed by millions of players.

·      Writer Jim Zub has a loyal fantasy and game readership built up through comic titles that include Skullkickers, Samurai Jack, Exalted, Pathfinder, Street Fighter, and Red Sonja.


Edward Scissorhands #1 (of 5)

Kate Leth (w) • Drew Rausch (a) • Gabriel Rodriguez (c)

An all-new adventure revisiting Edward Scissorhands two decades after the end of the fan-favorite movie!

In castle just outside a sleepy suburban town, a brilliant inventor created Edward Scissorhands…but left him tragically unfinished. Two generations of exile have left Edward digging through abandoned experiments, but once he wakes up a creature left buried, he discovers he isn’t the only one missing a vital piece. As Edward tries to fix a grave mistake, he comes face to face with a teenage girl who was sure he was only myth… despite the stories her grandmother told her, about the man she could never touch.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·      The cult classic returns with ALL-NEW tales from New York Times best-selling author Kate Leth and art from the amazing Drew Rausch!

·      Cover by Locke & Key/Little Nemo superstar, Gabriel Rodriguez!


G.I. Joe #2

Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! Scarlett’s last chance to save the G.I. JOE team’s existence is threatened on all sides—the U.S. government, shady spy organizations, two warring factions in a nation in the throes of civil war… plus the benevolent peace-keeping forces of Cobra?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·      Bold new era continues with superstar writer Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!

·      SCARLETT commands the G.I. JOE team!

·      The world will always need the G.I. JOE team—right?!

·      Ask your retailer about the David Williams variant cover, connecting to variants for issues 1, 3 and 4!


Godzilla: Cataclysm #3

Cullen Bunn (w) • Dave Wachter (a & c)

Hiroshi’s tribe debates how to best avert the wraith of the rising monster, unaware that they may have already brought doom upon themselves! As monsters battle in the skies above, the choice Hiroshi makes will have profound affects on the future of humanity!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #17

Chris Mowry (w) • Jeff Zornow (a & c)

Government experiments with new forms of energy bring unintended consequences… in the form of SpaceGodzilla! Before he returns to Earth, he’ll have to do battle with an unexpected foe! Meanwhile, Godzilla has his hands full with a monster he’s never fought before!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi-Division #3

Matt Smith (w) • Carl Critchlow (a) • Matt Haley (c)

In an all-new adventure from Cassandra Anderson’s early days in Psi-Division, writer Matt Smith and artist Carl Critchlow present “King of the Six Sectors.” The theft of Cursed Earth artifacts has led Anderson deep into the swamplands near Texas City, where she grapples with mutant creatures and a heart of darkness… Plus, Judge Dredd!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·      Variant Cover by Nick Percival!


The Last Unicorn TPB

Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis (w) • Renae De Liz (a & c)

The best-selling graphic novel of the adaptation of Peter S. Beagle’s novel with art by Renae De Liz. The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. A unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 168 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-127-5

·      “Beagle’s sumptuously descriptive writing, adapted ably by Gillis, casts a spell throughout, while De Liz’s glowing, painterly artwork meshes perfectly with the haunting otherworldly beauty of the story.” –Publishers Weekly


The Maxx: Maxximized #12

Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (w) • Kieth (a & c)

Up on a roof-top, an alienated boy named Harry seeks out Mr. Gone to learn how he might gain power. Meanwhile, Maxx breaks into Gone’s lair and is distraught by clues on a series of tapes Gone made for Sarah. Back on the roof, Gone’s advice for Harry meets with disastrous results—for Mr. Gone.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·      Featuring an all-new cover by Sam Kieth!


My Little Pony: Friends Forever #10

Christina Rice (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

Fluttershy gets an unexpected visit from the most aggressive guy around, Iron Will! Can Fluttershy teach the minotaur the benefits of a more gentle demeanor?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Rot & Ruin #2

Jonathan Maberry (w) • Tony Vargas (a) • Alex Ronald (c)

The dead rose, we fell. The zombie apocalypse happened fifteen years ago, when Benny Imura was just a baby. Now he and his friends are witnessing the horrors of what happened to the world after doomsday. NY Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker award-winner, Jonathan Maberry, continues an all-new tale set in the world of the Rot & Ruin!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·      Official new stories set in the hit Rot & Ruin prose novel series!

·      Part two of the five part arc Warrior Smart, tying directly into the novels!

·      Written by multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, Jonathan Maberry!


Samurai Jack #13

Jim Zub (w) • Andy Suriano, Ethen Beavers (a) • Suriano (c)

Weak and exhausted, the fugitive samurai known only as “Jack” is running out of hope. Will anyone come to his aid or is this the end of his lifelong mission? The “Quest of the Broken Blade” storyline kicks into high gear!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Super Secret Crisis War!: Cow & Chicken #1

Jim Zub, Louise Simonson (w) • Jorge Monlongo, Derek Charm (a) • Monlongo (c)

Cow’s strange new robotic visitor from parts unknown has Chicken feeling overlooked and ignored. Our foul-tempered fowl is looking for options and the Red Guy is more than happy to oblige…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·      The fourth of five one-shots tying directly into the Super Secret Crisis War!

·      Variant Cover by Andrew Kolb!


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1 (of 4)—GEM OF THE MONTH

Erik Burnham, Tom Waltz  (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

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! The two teams will have to learn to get along quickly, because a new foe from the Turtles past has followed them and aims to conquer NYC!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·      The epic crossover that fans demanded!

·      From the minds of both series’ writers!

 


Transformers: Primacy #3 (of 4)

Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)

CYBERTRON AT WAR! The giant city-sized Titans, METROPLEX and TRYPTICON, battle on a scale the universe has never seen—and the destruction they leave in their wake leaves CYBERTRON ready for the DECEPTICONS to strike!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·      The End of the Beginning of the TRANSFORMERS Saga!

·      The early, brutal days of the war for CYBERTRON

·      30th Anniversary Variant Cover by Ken Christiansen!


Transformers: Robots in Disguise #34

John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Andrew Griffith (a)

THE ENIGMA! At last… the secret origins of CYBERTRON’s golden age are revealed to OPTIMUS PRIME—and what he learns changes everything about the AUTOBOTS’ mission on Earth!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·      The greatest secret in AUTOBOT history? Or the greatest secret anywhere? You decide!

·      30th Anniversary Variant Cover by Ken Christiansen!


The X-Files: Year Zero #4 (of 5)

Karl Kesel (w) • Vic Malhotra, Greg Scott (a) • Carlos Valenzuela (c)

Prophetic messages to the FBI from a mysterious “Mr. Zero” have convinced Mulder that it is the same otherworldly entity that led to the establishment of “the X-Files”!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


The X-Files: Season 10 #17

Joe Harris (w) • Colin Lorimer (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

“Immaculate,” Part 2 of 2: An abortion clinic bombing has led Scully and Mulder to investigate a right-wing extremist group helmed by a teenage girl who claims to hear the voice of God in her head. But her actions are far from heavenly… Plus, a special guest star you’ll never see coming!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

·      Ask your retailer about the menton3 variant cover!

·      Another horrific “Monster of the Month” issue!

·      With a surprise guest star that you’ll never see coming!

 


V-Wars: Blood and Fire

Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Sigler, Larry Correia, Joe McKinney, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, James A. Moore, Jonathan Maberry (w) • N/A (a & c)

It’s been one year since a virus triggered junk DNA and people all over the world started changing. Becoming something else. Craving blood. It’s been ten months since the word “vampire” stopped being something from old monster stories and Hollywood movies. It’s been six months since our world and theirs erupted into war. It’s been two months since an uneasy peace was signed. It’s been one hour since that peace was shattered. The war is here again. The vampire war. Our world will burn. Our world will bleed. When anyone can turn, when every street is a battlefield, there is nowhere to run.

HC • B&W • $24.99 • 360 pages • 6.25” x 9.375” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-027-8

• All-new Prose stories from some of today’s best horror authors.

 

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IDW Publishing’s Limited Division Partners With Marvel To Create The Artist Select Series http://www.idwpublishing.com/idw-publishings-limited-division-partners-with-marvel-to-create-the-artist-select-series/ http://www.idwpublishing.com/idw-publishings-limited-division-partners-with-marvel-to-create-the-artist-select-series/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:00:53 +0000 http://www.idwpublishing.com/?p=71402 Signed, Numbered Books To Include Marquee Stories And Original Artwork

IDW Publishing and Marvel close NYCC 2014 with the last of their four joint announcements as they reveal a project that will celebrate the most iconic Marvel characters and fan-favorite storylines in an all-new, deluxe, limited-edition format produced by IDW Limited.

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IDW Publishing and Marvel close NYCC 2014 with the last of their four joint announcements as they reveal a project that will celebrate the most iconic Marvel characters and fan-favorite story lines in an all-new, deluxe, limited-edition format produced by IDW Limited.

The Marvel Artist Select series will feature stories hand-picked by the featured artist and packaged in deluxe, oversize tray cases containing many extras, including signed plates, hand-drawn original artwork, and much more. Each volume will focus on one Marvel character with the first four chosen being Spider-Man, Daredevil, Hulk, and Iron Man and many of the top creators that are so closely associated with these iconic heroes.

The Artist Select Series will be available in a three different tiers of increasingly rare and collectible editions. The Red Label edition, will feature signed, hand-numbered plates, and Black and Blue Label editions, will add even more deluxe touches such as original, hand-drawn artwork from the talent involved with the series, portfolio pieces, and more. All books in the Artist Select Series will feature exclusive covers and hand-built tray cases available solely through this release. The books will be available direct-to-consumer through the IDW Limited website, with the Red Label editions also being offered through the comic market.

To be able to create limited-edition versions of the comic books we grew up on is a dream come true. This line is going to be something special. We plan on going to great lengths to create the kind of books that will be the absolute treasure of any fan’s collection. We’re going to work with the biggest names, and make sure we deliver an absolutely top-notch line of books. – Greg Goldstein, IDW President,

Sign up now to be the first to get in on IDW Limited’s MARVEL collection. 

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Marvel Comics & IDW Publishing Create The Ultimate Team-Up With The Avengers Micro Comic Fun Packs! http://www.idwpublishing.com/marvel-comics-idw-publishing-create-the-ultimate-team-up-with-the-avengers-micro-comic-fun-packs/ http://www.idwpublishing.com/marvel-comics-idw-publishing-create-the-ultimate-team-up-with-the-avengers-micro-comic-fun-packs/#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.idwpublishing.com/?p=71407 Two Sets Of Avengers Micro Comic Fun Packs To Be Released In 2015

IDW Publishing and Marvel Comics continue New York Comic Con with one of the most fun announcements of the show as they give Avengers fans one more way to keep up with their favorite Marvel Super Hero team, in the form of The Avengers Micro Comic Fun Packs!

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IDW Publishing and Marvel Comics continue New York Comic Con with one of the most fun announcements of the show as they give Avengers fans one more way to keep up with their favorite Marvel Super Hero team, in the form of The Avengers Micro Comic Fun Packs!

The Micro Comic Fun Pack line is a format that IDW pioneered, fast becoming a fan-favorite. They consist of full-length, pocket-sized comic-book story, along with exclusive back-up material ranging from character bios to “how-to-draw” material to landscape pages designed for sticker interaction, as well as a range of different collectibles like posters, stickers, standees, or tattoos. The Avengers Micro Comic Fun Pack release will include a unique comic, character bio, standee and poster for fans to collect. Micro Comic Fun Packs reach new audiences with great content and are available at both local comic shops and mass retail locations like Target and Toys R Us.

“This is a great new avenue for Marvel to get The Avengers into the hands of our younger fans,” says David Gabriel, SVP Sales and Marketing. “IDW and Marvel have created a fun new product for a younger audience and made it readily available within areas we typically do not have a strong presence in.”

The first set of The Avengers Micro Comic Fun Packs, featuring Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk, is planned for spring of 2015, with a second set due to be released for the 2015 holiday season.

The Avengers are the perfect team for Micro Comic Fun Packs! The team is big and bold, no matter how small the package you put them in. These packs will be loaded with all kinds of fun material—fans of The Avengers and new comic book fans alike will be buzzing with excitement when they see what we have planned. – Jerry Bennington, IDW Director of Business Development

Follow IDW Publishing on facebook and Twitter  for more details and news about this release and more.

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The New Year Brings An All-New Millennium http://www.idwpublishing.com/the-new-year-brings-an-all-new-millennium/ http://www.idwpublishing.com/the-new-year-brings-an-all-new-millennium/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:00:10 +0000 http://www.idwpublishing.com/?p=71303 The cult series returns for another mystery in its first comic series!

Following his incredibly popular creation, The X-Files, Chris Carter produced another classic television series, Millennium. Early next year, the story of Frank Black continues in comics with a brand-new series from IDW! Overseen by Carter, this five-issue miniseries will bring the supernatural thriller back to fans!

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The cult series returns for another mystery in its first comic series!

Following his incredibly popular creation, The X-Files, Chris Carter produced another classic television series, Millennium. Early next year, the story of Frank Black continues in comics with a brand-new series from IDW! Overseen by Carter, this five-issue miniseries will bring the supernatural thriller back to fans!

With the help of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, psychic consultant Frank Black saved the world from a malevolent and destructive conspiracy. But not all is what it seems as Frank begins to uncover the terrifying return of the Millennium Group! With their eyes now set on Frank’s daughter, Jordan, he’ll be calling upon old friends to again survive the oncoming threat.

“Ever since Chris gave us his blessing for brining back The X-Files, the return of Frank Black has been lurking in the recesses of our minds,” series editor Denton J. Tipton said. “And with that becoming reality in the pages of Season 10, we have a great launching point for a Millennium miniseries, which will guest-star Special Agent Fox Mulder.”

The Millennium creative team of writer Joe Harris and artist Colin Lorimer are both well acquainted with the Chris Carter universe as members of IDW’s ongoing X-Files: Season 10 series creative team, and together they help unravel the mysteries behind the Millennium miniseries. Acclaimed artist menton3 will provide stunning painted covers for the series, and Paul Shipper’s haunting image will grace a variant cover for the first issue.

“Millennium swims in the some of the same waters as The X-Files, but with an entirely different purpose and it asks something entirely unique of its audience when contemplating the forces of good and evil pulling on the series’ troubled protagonist, Frank Black,” said Joe Harris. “It’s not just a mystery series, or an X-Files ‘Monster of the Week’-type experience. It’s more meditative than that. Throw in a rich mythology involving an apocalypse-chasing, cult-like organization that stretches back millennia in history and I’m as hooked as the many fans of Chris Carter’s *other* great show remain. *This* is who we are.”

Be sure to keep up with The X-Files: Season 10 series monthly from IDW for hints at what’s to come in this new series, debuting in January 2015!

 

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IDW Publishing To Bring Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s to Comics http://www.idwpublishing.com/idw-publishing-to-bring-douglas-adams-dirk-gentlys-to-comics/ http://www.idwpublishing.com/idw-publishing-to-bring-douglas-adams-dirk-gentlys-to-comics/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:30:59 +0000 http://www.idwpublishing.com/?p=71310 The “Thumping Good Detective-Ghost-Horror-Whodunnit-Time Travel-Romantic-Musical-Comedy-Epic” Will Get His Own Comic Series in 2015

In partnership with Ideate Media, IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Dirk Gently will be appearing in his first-ever comic-book series in 2015, helping to prove the interconnectedness of all things, the precept by which Dirk Gently, Douglas Adams’ beloved fictional “holistic detective” lives.

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The “Thumping Good Detective-Ghost-Horror-Whodunnit-Time Travel-Romantic-Musical-Comedy-Epic” Will Get His Own Comic Series in 2015

dirk-gently-holistic-detective-agencyIn partnership with Ideate Media, IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Dirk Gently will be appearing in his first-ever comic-book series in 2015, helping to prove the interconnectedness of all things, the precept by which Dirk Gently, Douglas Adams’ beloved fictional “holistic detective” lives.

Following the recent announcement that Gently will be developed for television by IDW Entertainment and Ideate Media with Circle of Confusion as Executive Producers and Max Landis as showrunner, IDW will also launch an ongoing series of all-new Dirk Gently adventures as comic books.

The series launching in spring 2015, will be written by Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief and creator/writer of series such as Zombies vs Robots, Groom Lake, and The Hollows. The series artist will be Tony Akins (Fables), and Chew co-creator Rob Guillory has contributed a first cover image, too. Full story details and release information will follow soon.

“I know that an American writing Dirk comics is going to get a certain segment of British Adams fans a bit brassed off,” said Ryall, “but, much like in the case of the oft-referenced Schrödinger’s cat in the Dirk novels, we can all agree that until the world opens these comics, they are both good and not good, right? And certainly Adams’ writing transcends all borders and has rightfully earned him a worldwide following. I can’t wait to bring Dirk into the world of comics.”

“Douglas was best known for Hitchhiker, but his real creative passion was always Dirk. Of the two series, this was his secret favourite.  I know he would have smiled upon its re-incarnation as a comic book,” said Ed Victor, Douglas Adams’ longtime agent and friend.

Adams’ Dirk Gently, who appeared in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Dirk Gently’s Long, Dark Tea-time of the Soul, and the unfinished Dirk Gently fragment that Douglas was writing at the time of his death The Salmon of Doubt, is a charismatic, mysterious, troubled, brilliant, figure—cursed with a relentless intellect, psychic powers he doesn’t fully understand or want, a gift for self-mythologizing, and a supernatural ability to detect disturbances in the fabric of reality. Dirk has found a strange calling as a private detective for impossible crimes, the likes of which will take many forms in the comics.

Follow IDW Publishing on Facebook and Twitter for updates on this title and more. If you’d like to fundamentally interconnect with Chris Ryall on Twitter, he can be found at @chris_ryall.

 

About Ideate Media Entertainment

Ideate Media was established in April 2013 by Khazanah Nasional Berhad (the strategic investment arm of the Government of Malaysia) and Astro Overseas Limited (the international division of Malaysia’s leading integrated media entertainment group). Our mission is to develop, produce and commercialize high quality content for global audiences, working across multiple formats and genres.

Ideate develops and seeks out stories, talent and properties suitable to engage global audiences, especially, though not exclusively, stories with Asian elements, settings and themes.

Ideate’s first production is Bubble Bath Bay – a 52 X 11 min children’s animated television series, commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and launched at MipCom. Ideate Media is headquartered in Technology Park Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, under the leadership of CEO Zainir Aminulah; the US operations are headed by Arvind Ethan David.

 

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Spider-Man Swings Into The Library of American Comics & IDW Publishing http://www.idwpublishing.com/spider-man-swings-into-the-library-of-american-comics-idw-publishing/ http://www.idwpublishing.com/spider-man-swings-into-the-library-of-american-comics-idw-publishing/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:00:57 +0000 http://www.idwpublishing.com/?p=71413 Award-winning Imprint Announces Partnership with Marvel Comics to Collect the Web-Slinger’s Popular Newspaper Strip

Adding to IDW Publishing’s ever-growing partnership with Marvel, the publishers announced today at New York Comic Con they will be teaming up to bring the world’s most popular Super-Hero, The Amazing Spider-Man, to IDW’s Library of American Comics (LOAC) imprint.

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Award-winning Imprint Announces Partnership with Marvel Comics to Collect the Web-Slinger’s Popular Newspaper Strip

Adding to IDW Publishing’s ever-growing partnership with Marvel, the publishers announced today at New York Comic Con they will be teaming up to bring the world’s most popular Super-Hero, The Amazing Spider-Man, to IDW’s Library of American Comics (LOAC) imprint.

The wondrous wall-crawler’s long-running newspaper strip by Stan Lee, John Romita, and others will be collected in a series of deluxe new hardcover editions that are sure to leave Super Hero fans and comic-strip collectors equally delighted. Consistent with the other newspaper strip reprints in the Library of American Comics line, each volume in the Spider-Man series will include full-color Sunday pages.

Launched in 1977, the Spider-Man newspaper strip begins with Peter Parker’s arachnid alter-ego facing off against the deadly menace of Doctor Doom! Classic Spidey villains, including Kraven the Hunter, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, and the Kingpin,  make appearances in pulse-pounding tales drawn by master Spider-artist John Romita Sr. and written by none other than Spider-Man co-creator Stan “The Man” Lee! As the series unfolds, the artistic torch was passed to Larry Lieber (Stan’s younger brother), Paul Ryan, Alex Saviuk, and legendary inker “Joltin’” Joe Sinnott. No matter the artistic interpretation on display, The Amazing Spider-Man comic strip features the kind of fast-paced action and genuine human emotion that has made Peter Parker a star in movies, theatre, TV, video games, and the comic books that started it all back in 1962 with Amazing Fantasy #15.

LOAC’s Spider-Man series is designed by Dean Mullaney and edited by Bruce Canwell, both winners of multiple 2014 Eisner Awards for Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth.

Dean and I both grew up reading the Marvel Comics of the 1960s and ’70s. In the third grade, I got sent home at noontime for daring to bring my copy of Spider-Man #53 to school! Lee and Romita wrote and drew that comic book, and it’s great fun bringing their newspaper strip work to a fresh audience. I hope to donate a copy of our first volume to the library at my former grade school! – Bruce Canwell, Editor

The Amazing Spider-Man, Volume 1 goes on sale in early 2015, so plan a visit to your favorite comics shop or bookseller so you can enjoy the special Lee/Romita storytelling magic and learn with Peter Parker once again that, “With great power comes great responsibility”.

 

About The Library of American Comics

Launched in 2007, The Library of American Comics (LOAC), an imprint of IDW Publishing, has earned multiple industry awards, earned glowing reviews in The New Yorker, Salon.com, Library Journal, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and many other print and electronic publications.

LOAC creative director Dean Mullaney says, “Our objective is to preserve the long and jubilantly creative history of the American newspaper comic strip.” The imprint currently publishes a full line of library-quality collections, including The Complete Dick Tracy, Al Capp’s Li’l Abner, The Complete Little Orphan Annie, and Russ Manning’s Tarzan, the first volume of which won the 2014 Eisner Award for “Best Comic Strip Collection.”

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IDW Publishing And Marvel Expand Partnership With New Artist’s Editions http://www.idwpublishing.com/idw-publishing-and-marvel-expand-partnership-with-new-artists-editions/ http://www.idwpublishing.com/idw-publishing-and-marvel-expand-partnership-with-new-artists-editions/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:00:25 +0000 http://www.idwpublishing.com/?p=71391 Today at New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing and Marvel are making the first of several announcements in support of their ever-growing partnership, starting with new Artist’s Editions based on Marvel comics coming in 2015!

]]> 96f4ef4f-5125-4893-b745-be9947f116c7Today at New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing and Marvel are making the first of several announcements in support of their ever-growing partnership, starting with new Artist’s Editions based on Marvel comics coming in 2015!

Comic books are one of America’s original art forms. With that, IDW has produced a collection of classic Marvel artwork that displays the authentic collaborative efforts between creators and shows just how these comics moved from pencils to inks to press and stepped into American pop-culture. – David Gabriel, SVP Sales & Marketing.

IDW Publishing’s award-winning Artist’s Edition line has featured some of Marvel’s best known characters and creators like Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor, John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1 & 2), David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again, Gil Kane’s The Amazing Spider-Man, John Byrne’s Fantastic Four, Steranko: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and most recently with the Marvel Covers Artist’s Edition. In November, IDW will continue the tradition of bringing the brightest stars of Marvel to the Artist’s Edition line with the release of John Buscema’s Silver Surfer and John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artifact Edition (Vol. 3) early next year. In 2015, and beyond, IDW and Marvel will partner to add titles and creators that will rightfully take their place among this already illustrious list.

“We are thrilled to add more Marvel classics to our Artist’s Editions series,” says Greg Goldstein, IDW President. “Many of these artists and stories are among the most beloved and important in comic book history.”

For more information about these upcoming Artist’s Editions and more, follow IDW Publishing on Facebook and on Twitter. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list and stay current with all the developments as they happen!

 

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.

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IDW To Produce Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge Artist’s Edition And Other Landmark Editions http://www.idwpublishing.com/idw-announces-landmark-publishing-collaboration/ http://www.idwpublishing.com/idw-announces-landmark-publishing-collaboration/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 21:10:25 +0000 http://www.idwpublishing.com/?p=71385 Landmark Publishing Program Will Include Many Other New Titles, Too

IDW Publishing announced that they will bring Disney comics to print in a number of exciting formats. Beginning in early 2015, fans can expect to see the first wave of classics featured in an array of award-winning and innovative publications from IDW.

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Landmark Publishing Program Will Include Many Other New Titles, Too

Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge Artifact EditionToday IDW Publishing announced that they will bring Disney comics to print in a number of exciting formats. Beginning in early 2015, fans can expect to see the first wave of classics featured in an array of award-winning and innovative publications from IDW

This monumental collaboration kicks off with multiple monthly series featuring some of the most iconic characters of all time: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and many more! Re-presenting acclaimed comics from the past and today, these series will highlight the best and brightest of Disney’s impressive comic catalogue.

The award-winning Artist’s Edition line, pioneered by IDW that showcases original artwork, will feature collections from the immense talents who have contributed to many beloved Disney comics over the years. Artist’s Editions featuring the legendary Carl Barks and Don Rosa will receive the spotlight in these gorgeous over-sized collections of original art reproduced at full size.

IDW Limited division will produce a number of select collections for the ultimate collectors. With original art, signature plates, and unique display designs, IDW Limited will offer a number of Disney series in deluxe limited editions.

Dan Rosa Uncle Scrooge Artist's Edition

Dan Rosa Uncle Scrooge Artist’s Edition

Launched in 2014, Micro Comic Fun Packs have enjoyed immense success with highly recognizable franchises, and will expand its line with multiple Disney properties. Packed with a mini-comic, stickers, posters, and more, the Micro-Comic Fun Pack has been captivating new comic audiences on a mass-market scale.

Celebrating the rich history of the many facets of comics, the Library of American Comics offers detailed and insightful looks at specific comics and creators. Beginning in 2015, the LOAC will begin collecting the various newspaper strips that have featured iconic Disney characters.

There’s nothing quite like Disney. Despite the fact that nearly all of the titles in its library were originally intended for kids, adult collectors have long sought high quality and regularly published collections of classic Disney material. IDW is thrilled to present these beloved stories in quality packages for both entry level comics readers and serious collectors alike. – IDW CEO Ted Adams.

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