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Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014

IDW PUBLISHING KICKS OFF SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON WITH THE TRANSFORMERS HUMBLE BUNDLE


San Francisco & San Diego,Calif. - July 23, 2014 - Here's a bundle that's “more thanmeets the eye.” Humble Bundle and award-winning publisher IDWPublishing, under license from Hasbro, are kicking off San DiegoComic-Con with a digital comic collection of epic proportions.Customers can pay what they want while also supporting achild-focused charity in the Transformers Humble Bundle presentedby IDW.
 
 
Customers can name their price for TransformersClassics, Volumes 1-4, featuring a digitalreincarnation of 48 issues from the original comics. Those who paymore than the average price will alsoreceiveTransformers: All Hail Megatron, Vol.1-4,Transformers:Autocracy and Transformers:Spotlight, Vol. 1. Customers who pay $15 or more willreceive all of the above, plus Transformers: MoreThan Meets the Eye, Vol. 1 and2 and Transformers: Robots inDisguise, Vol. 1 and 2, bringing a total of nearly100 comic book issues to the bundle.

Take advantage ofthis sale now!!

 

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Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014

IDW KICKS OPEN THE DOORS TO COMIC-CON WITH ORPHAN BLACK!

 

San Diego, CA (July 23, 2014)– Orphan Black, the acclaimed sci-fi series byTemple Street Productions, assumes a new identity in the form of acomic-book series from IDW Publishing. IDW’s series will notbe a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set inthe complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black.

 

 

Orphan Black, in addition to being acaptivating TV series, is a perfect premise for comics,” saidChris Ryall, IDW’s Chief CreativeOfficer/Editor-in-Chief. “And as the second season hasexpanded the series in exciting new directions, that has onlyincreased the amount of stories we’ll be able to tell incomic-book form.”

 

Orphan Black, which has just been renewedfor a third season, centers on Sarah Manning, who after witnessingthe suicide of a woman that appears to be her doppelgängercomes into the knowledge that this woman and indeed herself, aretwo of many biological clones. Sarah takes on the woman’sidentity and uses her position as a police detective to uncover themystery behind what she is and what that means.

 

IDW Publishing is known for its authenticity andattention to detail when approaching licensed properties andOrphan Black is sure to be a comic book series a delightexisting fans and make new ones.

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Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014

IDW Entertainment And UCP To Develop NIGHT MARY As A Live-Action Series

San Diego, CA (July 23, 2014)– IDW Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions announcedtoday they are co-developing IDW Publishing’s horror comicbook, Night Mary, created by RickRemender and Kieron Dwyer, as alive-action television series. Night Mary will join animpressive roster of innovative and original scripted content fromUniversal Cable Productions.

 

John Pogue, who wrote and directedthe recently released film, The Quiet Ones, has beentapped to write and direct the pilot.

 

“We love genre at UCP and thankfully so doaudiences. We've made it a priority to seek out great propertiesthat will attract equally great creators to adapt them,”said Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President,Development, Universal Cable Productions. “The dark andsuspenseful world of ‘Night Mary’ gives us a greatlandscape to work from and has a lot of promise to deeply immersefans.”  

 

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Monday, Jul 21st, 2014

New Releases from IDW Publishing - In Stores July 23, 2014

 

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth#14

Chris Mowry (w) • MattFrank (a & c)

As our world recovers following Godzilla'sclimactic battle against the Devonians, a threat unlike any beforetakes aim at not only our world, but the monsters themselves! Oneof the biggest chapters in the series starts right here!

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

 

           • A new world-wide threat emerges!

 


Kill Shakespeare: The Mask ofNight #2 (of 4)

Anthony Del Col & ConorMcCreery(w) • Andy Belanger (a & c)

Mutiny!  With Titus’s deadlybattleship in hot pursuit and Hamlet and Juliet’s lives inthe balance, Viola must either defend her lover CaptainCesario’s decision to protect their stowaways, or lead afull-stage pirate mutiny against him.

FC • 32 pages •$3.99

 

·     An excellent companion piece to the newKill Shakespeare board game released by IDWGames!

 


MemoryCollectors

menton3, Ben Murphy (w) •menton3, Ben Templesmith (a) •menton3 (c)

Three jaded fetish models areunexpectedly thrown into a violent world and made to confront ahorrible and unperceived truth: Hidden among us are entities thatfeed on the very thing we hold most sacred, our memories. No longercontent with their lives as hunted cattle, they become thehunters.  

HC • FC • $39.99 • 120 pages• ISBN: 978-1-61377-892-0

 

•    “Insightful andintelligent storytelling accompanied by wickedly beautiful artworkearns menton3 high praise from this comic fan for breaking down thewalls of what comic fans are ‘supposed’ to like.”–Comic Monsters    

 


Mike Mignola’s HellboyArtist’s EditionSPOTLIGHT

Mike Mignola (w & a & c)

Mike Mignolais one of the preeminent comics creators of the past 25years. His career was already firmly established for hisoutstanding work on characters like Batman, Wolverine, a myriad ofbeautiful covers and more… And thencame Hellboy. Mike's iconic creation struck ameteoric chord with fans from the very start and has not abated inthe 20 years since his debut.

 

This Artist's Edition features the firstfive issues of Hellboy in Hell as well as awealth of historic supplementary material: the first three Hellboystories—the two initial four-pagers, produced for promotionalpurposes, and the 10-page story from John Byrne'sNextmen #21— plus The Corpse, and twoother tales selected by Mignola for inclusion. 

 

Each page of Mike Mignola'sHellboy Artist's edition is shot from the original artand showcases Mignola's gorgeous work as closely as possible to thephysical page—this is a book for fans of great storytellingand students of the craft.

HC • BW • $95.00 net discount item• 200 Pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN:978-1-63140-003-2

·     What is an Artist’s Edition?

  • AN ARTIST'S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETESTORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINALART.
  • While appearing to be in black &white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely aspossible the experience of viewing the actual originalart—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs,blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Eachpage is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected isas close as possible to the original art board.

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Monday, Jul 21st, 2014

IDW And Comics Experience Announce Publishing Alliance Featuring Creator-Owned Books From New Talent

 

San Diego, CA (July 21, 2014)— IDW Publishing announced today a new publishing alliancewith Comics Experience, LLC—an online comics educationresource and creative community. Under the alliance IDW and ComicsExperience will focus on publishing creator-owned titles from newcomics talent.

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Friday, Jul 18th, 2014

SUPERHEROES ARE SAVING LIVES – FOR REAL

New York, NY (July 18, 2014) – This year, Comic-Con shows its caring side witha panel about superheroes who save lives – not in comic booksor on the silver screen but in real life. Cartoonist CraigYoe will be joined by Stacie June ofUnilever’s health soap brand Lifebuoy, to talk about how the‘School of 5’ superheroes primarily through their comicbooks (along with School of 5 animation, radio shows, music, games,and walk-around characters) are saving the lives of children acrossthe world by changing handwashing behaviors. 

 Every 15 seconds, one child dies from diarrhoeaor pneumonia, diseases that are preventable through the simple actof handwashing with soap.  That is 1.7 million children everyyear.

 Yoe, and his partner CliziaGussoni, worked with Lifebuoy to create the team of‘School of 5’ superheroes and their adventures,capturing the imaginations of kids, teaching them to wash theirhands five times a day and to get their parents and siblings in theprogram, too. The handful of superheroes are Sparkle, the bigsister-type and the wise leader of the gang, Hairyback, a big furryand lovable master of bubbles, and the germ-busting triplets Biff,Bam and Pow. These 5 superheroes work together to bring thislifesaving habit to life and fight the yuckiest villain of all, theevil Nogood.

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Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014

IDW Publishing’s 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule

San Diego, CA (July 17, 2014)– Last week IDW released their highlyanticipated conventionexclusives for this year's San DiegoComic-Con, and now it's time to reveal IDW's panel and signingschedule! Make sure to clear your own schedule, because you won'twant to miss any of this!
IDW has an amazing list of talent signingin BOOTH #2643 this year.Come by and meet some of the biggest and brightest stars working incomics today!
 

 

 

 

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Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014

Lion Forge Comics Expands Distribution With IDW Publishing

SAN DIEGO and ST.LOUIS– (July 17,2014)  Since it doesn’t alwaysmake sense to bag and board your smartphone to try and preserveyour digital comic-book collection, Lion Forge Comics haspartnered with award-winning publisher IDW Publishing tointroduce its popular digital comics library into the print comicsmarket.   

Lion Forge is kicking off its print collection withtwo of its notable licensed titles, Airwolf andKnight Rider,based on the classic NBC Universal television series. The publisheralso will release its original series, Rampage Jackson: StreetSoldier, inspired by MMA fighter, Quinton“Rampage” Jackson. Lion Forge and IDW will also publishand distribute print trades of Lion Forge’s other originaland licensed collections, including titles from their all-ages andyoung adult imprint, ROAR Comics, as current digital versions arecompleted.

 

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Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014

Enemy Ace Joins The Artist’s Edition Ranks!

 

San Diego, CA (July 16, 2014)– Reimagining the popular war stories that filled the pagesof comic books throughout the 1950’ and 1960’s,Joe Kubert’s Enemy Ace made anunlikely hero into a genre icon. The classic tales of airbornesuspense that first thrilled readers over 50 years ago, will maketheir mark all over again with Joe Kubert Enemy Ace:Artist’s Edition.

Created by Robert Kanigher andJoe Kubert in 1968 as an alternate take on thehighly successful war-based comics, Enemy Ace introduced ahero that by all superficial definitions was a villain. Ahigh-flying pilot for the Germans, Hans von Hammer was a starsoldier but morally conflicted by the duties that his roledemanded.

“I’ve loved every single one of ourArtist’s Editions, but for me, this is the big one,”said Dirk Wood, IDW’s Vice President ofMarketing. “Ask Scott Dunbier, I’vebugged him about the possibility of this book since pretty much myfirst day at IDW. Kanigher and Kubert’s Enemy Acewas my absolute favorite comic as a kid, and remains so to thisday. To see that material again, in this format, is going to besomething special.”

Joe Kubert: Enemy Ace Artist’s Editionpresents five entire issues of the decorated DC Comics seriesStar Spangled War Stories, including #139, 140, 141, 142144. Scanned directly from the original art, this completecollection will also feature bonus material like covers and promos.At over 150 pages, the Artist’s Edition measures at 12”x 17”.

The masterwork joins the two Artist’s Editionsthat already showcased Kubert, Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of theApes and Joe Kubert’s Tor.

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Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014

The Complete CORTO MALTESE To Be Published In English For The First Time

Long before the term“graphic novel” entered the popular lexicon, theItalian cartoonist Hugo Pratt pioneered thelong-form “drawn literature” story in 1967 when heintroduced Corto Maltese in the epic adventure “The Ballad ofthe Salty Sea.”

Pratt set the standard for all adult adventure comicsin Europe, and by the mid-1970s Corto was thecontinent’s most popular series and Pratt the world’sleading graphic novelist. “He is one of the true masters ofcomic art,” says Frank Miller.

Pratt’s books remain best sellers in Europe andare published in a dozen languages yet until now, CortoMaltese has been poorly represented in English.

 “We intend to change all that,”says EuroComics editor Dean Mullaney. “Prattdeserves a first-rate American edition and America deservesCorto Maltese. We’re proud to publish Hugo Pratt asthe first graphic novelist in our EuroComics imprint; we’resimilarly pleased to publish him alongside MiltonCaniff and Alex Toth, two importantartistic influences on Pratt, from our long-standing Library ofAmerican Comics line.”

 

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