Ryall and Kieth Take Readers to THE HOLLOWS!

Thursday, Sep 20th, 2012

This December, be sure to get a good perch!

San Diego, CA (September 20, 2012) - IDW is thrilled to announce THE HOLLOWS, a new, creator-owned miniseries from Chris Ryall (Zombies vs. Robots, KISS) and Sam Kieth (The MAXX, Arkham Asylum: Madness)!

To combat the catastrophic death of a decaying Japan, survivors create genetically engineered supertrees-wooden leviathans capable of supporting entire cities suspended above the radioactive wastes below. Traveling via jetpacks to stay above the toxic air below, the survivors must also band together against the Hollows, irradiated husks whose humanity has been supplanted by an unquenchable desire to consume human energy!

"The Hollows began as a more straightforward tale," said Chris Ryall, also IDW's Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief, "until Sam and I remembered that neither of us really tell straightforward tales. So the desolate setting for the story is really just the backdrop for a more personal tale of love, loss, redemption, faith, flight, and past versus future, all wrapped up and bound to the archaic flying suit of our protagonist, a beleaguered scientist/explorer named Kobayashi who ventures down from his city-state and finds something entirely unexpected. Along with a little scene- and heart-stealing creature called Urp, too."

THE HOLLOWS is the premiere of a wildly original new world realized in the vivid, expressive tones that can only emanate from Sam Kieth's hands. Planned for four issues, THE HOLLOWS has been in the works between Ryall and Kieth for some time now.

"Well for me it was started visually... it stops short of having the heart of a true fantasy story, stops just shy of steampunk. It's soft sci-fi at best, and the ghostly hollows provide a bit of horror too," said Kieth. "Reading over Chris's wonderful script, The Hollows seems to floats effortlessly through all of these genres. Maybe a cross between City of Lost Children and Brazil; hard to pigeonhole."

A unique, mysterious take on the post-apocalyptic yarn, THE HOLLOWS is sure to fly off the shelves like so many of its winged denizens, so don't miss out this December!

THE HOLLOWS #1 (of 4) is 32 pages, full color, and will be in stores 12/19/12.

Diamond code: OCT120417

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About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; HBO's True Blood; the BBC's DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho's Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW's critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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