IDW October Newletter

Wednesday, Sep 30th, 2009

Bringing you highlights of the coming month, including books to look for at your local store, plus top stories from "Ryall Time" and the IDW website.

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Angel #26 coverGI JOE ORIGINS #8 COVER

IDW Digital!

Continuing to lead in the digital world, IDW has more new apps to announce for the iPhone and iPod Touch!Bloom County Vol 1 cover

First, don't miss the FREE Bloom County app, featuring two weeks of wit and humor courtesy of your favorite cast of comic strip characters.



Astro Boy Movie Adaptation #1 coverThen, get ready for Astro Boy: The Movie with IDW's Astro Boy prequels and movie adaptations now available on iTunes! It's an all-new adventure, with Astro exploring a strange subterranean kingdom in search of his lost father, encountering weird creatures large and small. But are they friend or foe?







IDW at Long Beach Comic Con! Long Beach Comic Con logo

IDW will be out in force at Long Beach Comic Con this weekend, with an exclusive Bloom County panel, plus great signings and give-aways, including Rocketeer posters! Stop by and see us at booth #460 for signings with Berkeley Breathed, J. Scott Campbell, Jimmy Palmiotti and more!

Join us for the Bloom County presentation on Saturday, Oct 3rd from 3 - 3:45 pm in Room B. Berkeley Breathed himself will be there to talk about his award-winning strip, and will raffle off an original Sunday strip!


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Horror Rules in October! Clive Barker's Seduth cover


The shadows of Halloween have been cast upon IDW and within them lurk vampires, aliens and the master of horror himself, Clive Barker!

Groom Lake TPB coverThe fright-fest begins October 14th when the other-worldly mysteries of Groom Lake return in the new collected volume, complete with an art gallery by Ben Templesmith. The nightmares continue with as 3-D murder and madness reach out of the pages of Seduth, the triple dimensioned masterpiece by Barker, in stores on October 14th!

Angel vs Frankenstein cover


Then on October 21st, it's undead versus reanimated corpse as Angel, or rather the soulless Angelus, finds himself pitted against legendary horror, the Frankenstein monster in Angel vs Frankenstein.






New This Month

In addition to the titles listed above, here's a quick list of some of the great comics and books to look for in October. A complete list of October releases is below.


Bloom County Vol 1 coverBloom County
Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)

Collecting every strip from December 8, 1980, through September 26, 1982, in chronological order, with a new cover and introduction by Breathed.

Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County burst onto the American comic scene in December 1980 and it soon became one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The endearing and quirky denizens of the strip included Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas, Michael Binkley, Cutter John, Bill the Cat, and Opus the penguin.

Bloom County was a strip that dealt with many issues relevant to the period. Occasional "Context Pages" are being added throughout this collection, giving the reader a greater understanding of the time.

This is the first time Bloom County has been collected in a handsome hardcover library. Each newspaper strip is reproduced in chronological order from first to last. Great effort has been made to ensure the highest production values are achieved. Most strips were either shot from printer's proofs or Breathed's own original art.


G.I. Joe Movie: Snake Eyes #1 GI JOE Snake Eyes #1 cover
Ray Park, Kevin VanHook (w) • Lee Ferguson (a) • Ferguson (c)
RAY PARK, the man who plays SNAKE EYES in the movie, teams with Kevin VanHook and Lee Ferguson to deliver an epic miniseries of Snake Eyes before the events of the film!



30 Days of Night Collector's Set 30 Days of Night Collector's Set
Steve Niles (w) • Ben Templesmith (a & c)
The original 30 Days of Night trilogy in one handsome slipcase! Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's vampiric nightmare has been hailed as one of the scariest blood-sucker tales ever told. Now you can collect all three softcover volumes of 30 Days of Night, Dark Days, and Return to Barrow, complete with a numbered tip-in plate signed by Niles and Templesmith.


Frankenstein Mobster, Vol. 1 Frankenstein Mobster vol 1 cover
Mark Wheatley (w & a & c)
When policeman Terry Todd died, he became a monster with a body patched together from three ruthless mobsters. Now he fights for inner control against their evil souls in a conflict that could take this corrupt, haunted city and dump it deeper into hell. Unless his cop daughter stops him first. This massive tome includes additional art and comics, new story pages, and detailed behind-the-scenes information, as well as deviant art by Adam Hughes, Mike Wieringo, George Freeman, Mike Oeming, Scott Morse, Angelo Torres, Alex Nino, and Bernie Wrightson.



Beyond The Wall #1 coverBeyond the Wall #1
Matt Venne (w) • Gordon Purcell (a & c)

In this new miniseries, it's the third century A.D. and the tentacles of the Roman Empire have entwined the British Isles. Marcus Malleoulus, veteran of countless military campaigns, has been betrayed by the whim of a tyrant. Now, banished beyond Hadrian's Wall, he faces untold dangers as he fights his way back . . . determined to survive until revenge is his!





Star Trek Countdown HC CoverMonthly Give Away

Each month, one lucky newsletter subscriber will be our raffle winner and will receive free IDW releases from that month. Our October winner will receive a copy of Star Trek: Countdown HC. Written by Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Tim Jones, and Mike Johnson with art by David Messina, Star Trek Countdown HC will be available in stores on October 14th!

Congratulations to our September winner ted7739, who won a copy of Angel, Volume 5 HC!





Inner Monologue

Mariah Huehner image - Angel #28 coverTo help celebrate our 10th anniversary, each month the newsletter will feature thoughts from different members of the IDW team. Our October “inner monologue” brings thoughts from IDW's Associate Editor, Mariah Huehner.

"Fall is always my favorite time of year. Especially with Halloween on the horizon, it gets my horror loving little heart excited about all the new books and comics IDW is launching. When I started here a little over a year ago, I had no idea that I'd end up editing comics in one of my favorite universes. I'm talking, of course, about Angel. You can't have Fall without a good vampire yarn, and our new Angel team of Eisner-Award Winning writer Bill Willingham (Fables) and artist Brian Denham really delivers with the monsters, mayhem, and blood.  Life just isn't worth living without a little (fictional) carnage, you know?"




Complete List of October Releases

October 7th

Angel #26

Angel: Not Fade Away TPB

Desperate Times coverThe Bloom County Library, Volume One

Desperate Times TPB

Doctor Who: Classic Series II #11

Fallen Angel: Reborn #4

From the Ashes #5

Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression #2Ghostbusters: Displaces Aggression #2 cover

GrimJack: Manx Cat #3

Star Trek: Romulans Schism #2

Starstruck #2

Transformers: Best of the UK: Prey #3




October 14th

Act-I-Vate coverAct-I-Vate Primer HC

Angel: Only Human #3

Beyond the Wall #1

Clive Barker's Seduth 3D

Detectives Inc HC

Doctor Who #4

G.I. JOE: Origins #8

Groom Lake TPB

Hammer of the Gods, Volume 1: Mortal Enemy

Jon Sable Freelance: Ashes to Eden #1

Life Undead Life Undead cover

Star Trek: Countdown HC

Star Trek: Crew TPB

Star Trek: Spock Reflections #4

Transformers: All Hail Megatron #16

The Veil #4

October 21st

Angel vs Frankenstein

Frankenstein Mobster TPB

GI JOE #10 coverG.I. JOE #10

G.I. JOE: Snake Eyes #1

The Last Resort #3

Spike Omnibus

Star Trek: Mission's End TPB

Star Trek: Nero #3

The Waiting Place TPB

Transformers: Tales of the Fallen #3

October 28th


Barack Obama Biography HC Barack Obama: The Comic Book Biography cover

Jennifer Love Hewitt's Music Box #1

Transformers: All Hail Megatron Volume 3 TPB





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