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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Continuing to lead in the digital world, IDW has more new apps to announce for the iPhone and iPod Touch!
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.
Then, 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?
Long Beach Comic Con!
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!
Horror Rules in October!
The shadows of Halloween have been cast upon IDW and within them lurk vampires, aliens and the master of horror himself, Clive Barker!
The 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!
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.
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
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
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
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.
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!
Monthly 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!
To 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