IDW's 2010 San Diego Comic Con Exclusives!

Friday, Jul 16th, 2010

Get your "want" lists ready! This year at San Diego Comic-Con, IDW is offering a slew of True Blood #1 Messina wrap around coverexclusives, like True Blood #1 David Messina wrap around cover, the Rocketeer Artists Edition, a Bloom County t-shirt and more!

Get the full list after the jump!


True Blood #1 Exclusive Foil Wrap Around Cover by David Messina,

$5, Limited to 1,000

The much-anticipated True Bloodcomic series, based on Alan Ball's hit HBO show, kicks off at San Diego Comic Con with not one, but two exclusive covers! This exclusive foil wrap cover features all the major characters from the series, by fan-favorite artist David Messina.


Offering back-story details on the most fan-favorite characters, True Blood #1 begins when blood and sex mix on a hot rainy night at Merlotte's. People die and dirty secrets are revealed as Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam, Tara, Jason, and Lafayette and are all coerced to dig deep and tell painful memories from their past-those things we all have locked within us that we never tell another living soul! Bon Temps, Louisiana has never been stranger, or more twisted, in a story co-plotted by TRUE BLOOD series creator Alan Ball, with a script by David Tischman (Bite Club) and Mariah Huehner, and lush art by David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown).


First Issue special: an exclusive pullout gatefold poster by David Messina!

Alan Ball, David Tischman & Mariah Huehner (w) • David Messina (a) • J. Scott Campbell, Joe Corroney, Andrew Currie, David Messina (c)



The Rocketeer Artists Edition coverDave Stevens' The Rocketeer: Artist's Edition

$100, Limited to 300

Called "enormously awesome" by Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles, the Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer: Artist's Editionis a mammoth 12" x 17" hardcover book printed in glorious black and white, reprinting every page of Stevens' famous strip at the same size as the original art.


Harry's adds: "Here you have every page of ROCKETEER originals in a perfect & magnificent presentation." Nearly every page in The Rocketeer has been scanned from Stevens' original art to ensure the best possible reproduction and highest degree of accuracy. Printed on uncoated stock and at the same size as the original art, Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer: Artist's Edition is the next best thing to holding the actual art by Dave Stevens.

Dave Stevens (w &a)




The Complete Bloom County Library Volume One, Remarqued Edition The Bloom County Library Vol 1 cover

$100, Limited to 100

This is a very limited edition of Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County and is available only through IDW Publishing. Each copy has an exclusive sketch and signature plate, feature one of four characters from Bloom County and signed by Breathed.


Berkeley Breathed (w &a)





Doctor Who #13 SDCC exclusive coverDoctor Who #13 Exclusive Photo Cover

$5, Limited to 300

IDW's final Tenth Doctor story starts now! This SDCC exclusive photo cover features one of the last images of the former Doctor, and kicks off "Final Sacrifice!" On a war-ravaged alien world, the Doctor and Emily fight to save Matthew from the Advocate, while avoiding a planetwide civil war and a space-and-time misplaced Edwardian Torchwood, still hunting the Doctor since The Time Machination! Everything leads to this point-but who will die?


Tony Lee (w) Matthew Dow Smith (a) Paul Grist, Smith (c)








Signed Locke & Key Ghost Keys

$25, Limited to 100

From the pages of the smash-hit series Locke & Key, now you can unlock your imagination with this one-of-a-kind 3" pewter Ghost Key! Signed by award-winning writer Joe Hill, this Comic-Con exclusive strictly limited to under 200 pieces, each with its own velvet drawstring pouch.


Joe Hill (w)!



Complete Zombies vs Robots HC

$30, Limited to 500

The complete array of Wood/Ryall tales featuring zombies, robots, and amazons... as well as ineffectual human scientists, a lone infant survivor, a barbaric zombie minotaur, and even... a giant squid? Plus, an art gallery of covers and other pin-ups, now available in a special hardcover edition only at Comic-Con!


Chris Ryall (w) Ashley Wood (a & c)




Bloom County T-Shirt

$25, Limited to 150

One of a kind t-shirt by the one and only Berkeley Breathed! Created specially for San Diego Comic Con to celebrate his Special Guest appearance, this instant-classic shirt will be available only at the IDW booth.


Berkeley Breathed (a)

Dread Island cover



Dread Island

$15, Limited to 500

Leading off IDW's Classics Mutilated line of mash-up fiction is DREAD ISLAND, a new "Monster Lit" novella by fan-favorite Joe R. Lansdale. Get your convention exclusive edition signed by Lansdale at the IDW booth #2643!


Joe R. Lansdale (w) Menton Matthews III (c)








Tiger Tea mugs

$15, Limited to 100

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Krazy & Ignatz! These limited edition tea mugs commemorate the beloved "Tiger Tea" storyline from George Herriman's famous strip. Available only at IDW's booth #2643. Plus, stop by for a Tiger Tea party on Friday after the Krazy & Ignatz panel!




Eternal Descent #3 Exclusive Foil Cover

$5, Limited to 100

Heavy metal meets horror in this original series by musical protégé Llexi Leon. Only at Comic-Con, get an exclusive foil cover edition and meet Leon in the flesh. Eternal Descent features fantastic creatures, awesome music and cameos by leading heavy metal bands!


IDW will also be hosting a raffle for a custom Eternal Descent guitar, featuring art from the series! Get three free raffle tickets with the purchase of the convention exclusive.


Llexi Leon (w), Jason Metcalf (a) Metcalf, Santi Casas (c)



Wire Hangers #3 Exclusive Art Cover

$5, Limited to 100

One Hard-rockin' musician, Alan Robert (of the metal-crossover band, Life of Agony), gets down and dirty in issue #3 of his Wire Hangers miniseries! Evidence is piling up against Cypra, and the NYPD are close to locking up the Suicide King Killer for good. But, do they have the wrong man in their sights?


IDW will also be hosting a raffle for a custom Wire Hangers Rock Band guitar, featuring art from the series! Get three free raffle tickets with the purchase of the convention exclusive.


Alan Robert (w&a)



Tags san diego comic con, berkeley breathed, dean mullaney, true blood, bloom county, craig yoe, wire hangers, eternal descent, doctor who, tony lee, tiger tea, dread island, joe lansdale

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