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Thursday, May 29th, 2014

THE WORLD OF ROT & RUIN MAKES ITS COMIC BOOK DEBUT NEW: UNTOLD STORIES LAUNCH OUT OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FICTION COLLECTION

San Diego, CA (May 29, 2014) - IDW and multiple Bram Stokeraward-winning author, Jonathan Maberry bring theuntold stories from the zombie post apocalyptic world of Rot& Ruin to comic books this September.

 

This all-new series is set in a world fifteen years after thedead have risen and vastly outnumber the survivors of thezombie-apocalypse. In the aftermath, humanity has found a way tolive a marginal existence by forming fenced-in towns where everyonehas a job to do in order to survive. As in the award winningnovels, the comic series will center on Benny Imura and his friendsas they make their way in a world where the zombies aren't alwaysthe greatest danger.

 

"The Rot & Ruin isn't about how many zombies youcan kill or how much gore you can sling around the page," saidwrite Maberry, "These are stories about real kids making hardchoices about their lives. It's about kids learning how to becomepowerful in a hard and dangerous world. It's about finding thevalue of human life and discovering what it means to bealive."

The ongoing Rot & Ruin comic book series willfollow Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong as they head east in theirjourney to find what they thought was impossible, a jumbo jet. Intheir travels they will encounter countless new dangers that willforce them to confront what they and others are willing to do inorder to bring humanity back to its former glory.

 

Maberry's Rot & Ruin bestselling novels have beenwinning library and school awards all over the country as heartfeltaction books that encourage teens to read. The series is now indevelopment for film.

 


Rot & Ruin
will come alive with the help of artistTony Vargas (Temple Run) and coloristOliver Lee Acre, with stunning covers byAlex Ronald (Vampire Vixens, JudgeDredd). 

 

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

IDW Entertainment And Entertainment One Television To Develop V-Wars As A Series

Los Angeles/San Diego, CA (May21, 2014) – IDW Entertainment and Entertainment OneTelevision (eOne Television) announced todaythat V-Wars will be the firstseries project developed under the recently announced first-lookco-production agreement.
 
Three-time Emmy® Award nominee TimSchlattmann (Dexter,Smallville) has been tapped to write the pilot, and willserve as an executive producer on theseries. TedAdams and DavidOzer from IDWEntertainment, JohnMorayniss and BenedictCarver from eOne Television,and DavidAlpert andRickJacobs from Circle of Confusion (TheWalking Dead) will also executive produce.
 
V-Wars is being developed asdirect-to-series and is based on the acclaimedIDW Publishing property written by New YorkTimes best-selling and multiple Bram StokerAward®-winning author JonathanMaberry.
 
 “This is a story that takes everything theaudience thinks they know about vampires and throws it out thewindow. They're not the undead. They’reus.” said Schlattman.
 
V-Wars is set in a world transformed by acatastrophic environmental event that releases a millennial-oldvirus that once triggered, affects individuals differentlydepending on their DNA. The result is vampires as unique as theircultures and a response from those unaffected humans like neverseen before.
 

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Monday, May 19th, 2014

Experience Dave Sim’s Cerebus: High Society Like Never Before

San Diego, CA (May 19, 2014)– Dave Sim'smasterwork Cerebus ran for an impressive 300issues between 1977 and 2004. Starting with issue #26, Cerebus gota taste of High Society, a storyline that concludedwith issue #50, and which critics and readers alike recognize asthe point at which Cerebusbecame a vehicle forpolitical commentary. High Society is alsowidely considered a great starting point for firsttime Cerebus readers.

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Friday, May 16th, 2014

Godzilla Resurfaces In A New Mini-Series

San Diego, CA (May 6, 2014)– This summer, the fire-breathing goliath, Godzilla faces aravaged earth in the brand newmini-series GodzillaCataclysm! Likethe previous criticallyacclaimed Godzilla mini-series, GodzillaTheHalf-Century War, this new five-issue series explores aself-contained journey of epic proportions!

Last seen in the monster apocalypse, Godzilla has all butabandoned humanity. In the ashes of a nightmarish future, an eldertribe leader, Hiroshi, is haunted by the monsters of the past thatnearly wiped out mankind. As danger begins to escalate for histribe, the memories of the past may well be the key to saving thefuture. 

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014

THE WORLD OF SKYLANDERS® COMES TO COMICS: ACTIVISION AND IDW ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER SKYLANDERS COMIC BOOK

San Diego, Calif. (May 15, 2014) –In conjunction with Activision, IDW Publishing is proud to announcethe first-ever Skylanders comic-book series,penned by renowned comic-book writer Ron Marz withMike Bowden and David Baldeon aslead artists. In the world of video games,Skylanders is a global phenomenon and the best-sellingkids’ game franchise since its launch in 2011.1Now fans have the opportunity to follow the adventures of all theirfavorite characters from Skylands through the magic of comic books.The first issue, a prequel to the Skylanders TrapTeam™ storyline, actually provides fans an inside lookat where some of their favorite Skylanders came from, and evengives them a first look at a few all-new characters from theupcoming game.

IDW Publishing has been known for the qualityand care given to some of the most beloved all-ages properties,and Skylanders is no different. The videogamesensation is making the leap to the pages of comics this July,debuting at Comic-Con International: San Diego2014. Skylanders #0 features an introductory16-page story as well as character guides and additional back-upinformation. The issue will be launched in both print and digitalduring SDCC weekend.

“We are thrilled to be combiningSkylanders, the pioneer of the toys to life video gamegenre, with IDW, one of the industry’s leading comic-bookpublishers in the U.S.,” said Ashley Maidy,vice president of global licensing and partnerships at Activision.“The comic-book series will offer fans a glimpse into thebackstories of their favorite Skylanders characters, expanding onthe universe that they’ve embraced so enthusiastically in thefranchise’s short history. To explore the world of Skylandsbeyond the game is an opportunity we know our fans have long beenawaiting, and we couldn’t be more excited to see thismanifested through a comic series.”

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

The Doctor Is In! Humble Bundle Launches The Humble Doctor Who Bundle With IDW Publishing

 

Customers Pay What They Want For A Collection Of More Than60 Issues Of Doctor Who Digital Comic Book

San Diego, CA (May 14, 2014) –Humble Bundle, the pay-what-you-want plus charity digital platform,and award-winning publisher IDW Publishing have teamed up to launchthe Humble Doctor Who Comics Bundle today. Customers canpay what they want for up to 14 digital collections of DoctorWho comic books along with the puzzle-RPG adventure DoctorWho: Legacy with unlocked bonus content for Android.

 

Customers can name their price for Doctor Who:Series 1, a three-volume series following the 10th Doctor(David Tennant), and Doctor Who: Series2, a four-volume series featuring the 11th Doctor(Matt Smith). Each series contains 16 issues ofDoctor Who comics. Also included is the critically praisedmobile game, Doctor Who: Legacy for Android, which comeswith 10 pre-unlocked Doctor characters.

If customers pay more than the average price, theywill also receive four more volumes from Doctor Who:Series 3 featuring the 11th Doctor (MattSmith). Paying $15 or more will unlock the three-volumeseries Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, which featuresall eleven of the Doctors’ incarnations, as well as the 50thanniversary celebration issue and 2014 HugoAward-nominee, The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who.

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

PARKER AND THE TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL

Hey CanadAmerica; 
Darwyn here. I wanted todrop by and bring attention to our appearance at TCAF this comingweekend, which will see the launch of the Illustrated Parker novelsas well as a host of other cool events.
Bringing the Parker novels back in a premium hardcover form withillustration plates is something I've dreamed of for years, and asthe dream moved closer to a scheduled reality I realized I wantedthe book launch to happen in my hometown of Toronto. Thatimmediately made me think of TCAF and what a fitting show it wouldbe for the launch.

For those who haven't attended TCAF, it isn't your typical NorthAmerican comics show. More European in approach, it avoids themainstream and focuses on the art of cartooning and creatingcomics. An International guest list unrivalled in North America. Indepth workshops. An amazing emphasis on comics for Kids as well asthe cognoscenti. Free admission to the show proper.The Doug WrightAwards. Panels in local bars. 
http://torontocomics.com

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Shrunken Shakespeare Company and Pulp Variety Streamcast Present Live Radio Play and Podcast of “Kill Shakespeare”

Sunday, May 11, 2014 @ 7:00pm The Kraine Theater, 85East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

Shrunken Shakespeare Company and Pulp VarietyStreamcast members star in new authorized adaptation of IDW'sGraphic Novel Kill Shakespeare. Cast members include: Yvonne Cone(Shakespeare & Co, SSC, TBG), Jennifer Martina (SSC, PVS), SamParrott (Shakespeare & Co, SSC), Michael Moreno (ShakespeareForum: Merchant of Venice; Shakespeare & Co.: All's Well...),Sketkh Williams (PVS), Robert Davenport (SSC, UCB), Eric Chase (OneLife to Live, SSC, PVS), Amanda Baumler (SSC, PVS), Matt Golden(PVS), Equiano Mosieri (Shakespeare & Co: Romeo and Juliet;Berkshire Theatre Fest), Richard Templeton (PVS),Adam Luke(PVS).

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Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Darwyn Cooke Takes Aim At The Hunter In A New Way

The First Of Donald E.Westlake's Acclaimed Parker Novels At IDW

San Diego, CA (May 2, 2014) - It's no secret that DarwynCooke has garnered wide acclaim, including multiple Eisnerand Harvey awards, adapting Donald E. Westlake'sworld of Parker into graphic novels. But what should catchyour attention today is that the acclaimed writer/artist isproviding all-new illustrations for the classic Parker novels byRichard Stark (Westlake's pen name), presented forthe first time in a deluxe format. The series will be released inchronological order, and launch with The Hunter, theinaugural Parker story. Each book will contain 10 gorgeouspaintings by Cooke, and, with the design and typography overseen bythe renowned artist, this series promises to be a stylishtour-de-force.

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Monday, Apr 28th, 2014

IDW Entertainment and Xbox Entertainment Studios Developing Winterworld As A Limited Event Series

San Diego, CA (April 28, 2014)-Xbox Entertainment Studio, the Microsoft division that producesoriginal programming for the Xbox brand, announced today that theyare co-developing with IDWEntertainment, Winterworld as a limited eventlive-action series based on the acclaimed comic series created bywriter Chuck Dixon andartist JorgeZaffinoWinterworld joins animpressive line-up of dramas, documentaries, and reality televisionshows being developed by Xbox Entertainment Studios to be debutedand aired on the Xbox platform.

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