Thanks to the continued enthusiasm from Transformers fan, IDW’s movie prequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Defiance is on the New York Times Best Sellers list for the second time. In Defiance, writer Chris Mowry and artist Dan Khanna tell a tale that delves back to the very origins of CYBERTRON and the beginnings of the war between AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS and leads directly into the smash-hit film! Read the full list here.
Cast signing at the IDW booth #1705 on Sunday of Comic Con! IDW is proud to host Jennifer Love Hewitt and her fellow Ghost Whisperer cast for an exclusive signing at San Diego Comic Con. The signing will be held from 11 am to 12 noon on Sunday, July 26th. Tickets for the signing will be raffled away throughout the Con, so even if you only have a Sunday pass, you still have a chance! The cast will only be signing posters created exclusively for this event, and the Comic Con exclusive variant of Ghost Whisperer: The Muse TPB. Check out our updated Comic Con page for more details! Read the full relaese after the jump. JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT AND THE ENTIRE “GHOST WHISPERER” CAST HEAD TO COMIC-CON 2009 TO REVEAL SEASON 5 SECRETS Unprecedented “Ghost Whisperer” Comic-Con Presence To Include Exclusive Cast Autograph Signing Session And Unveiling of New Comic Book & Trading Card Tie-Ins Electronic Art: www.gwfansite.com/gwcomicconart Los Angeles, July 9, 2009 – In its biggest-ever presence at Comic-Con, GHOST WHISPERER stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Jamie Kennedy and Christoph Sanders, and Executive Producers Ian Sander, Kim Moses and P.K. Simonds, head to San Diego on Sunday, July 26 to meet with fans, address rumors about the series, and share shocking revelations about the new season. In addition to a panel discussion, fan Q&A, and cast autograph session, the producers will unveil the latest extensions in the “GHOST WHISPERER Total
Check out the great new comics that IDW released today, including G.I. JOE Movie Adaptation #2, Star Trek TNG: Last Generation, and World War Robot 2! Complete list after the jump. Angel: Not Fade Away #3 Joss Whedon & Jeffrey Bell (story); Scott Tipton (w); Stephen Mooney (a & c) When Joss Whedon‘s Angel series ended, the finale left fans gasping for breath they didn’t recover until Angel: After the Fall. See the finale to the episode that nearly broke the Internet into tiny little shards, courtesy of Scott Tipton and Stephen Mooney. Around the World in 80 Days HC Jules Verne (w); Chrys Millien (a & c) Jules Verne‘s classic tale of adventure comes to life in this illustrated hardcover! Join Phileas Fogg and his companion Passepartout as they race around the globe trying to win a bet against the London Reform Club. From railway cars to steamboats, and with a colorful cast of characters the encounter along the way, Around the World in 80 Days is sure to please readers of all ages. From the Ashes #2Bob Fingerman (w & a & c) Bob Fingerman‘s speculative memoir (starring Bob and his wife Michele) set in a post-apocalyptic and nuclear ravaged New York City continues as the duo discover there are worse things in this world than tentacled mutations, the walking dead, and cannibalistic foodies! Ghost Whisperer: The MuseBarbara Kesel (w); Adriano Loyola, Brian Miller (a) They call
Will launch series of first-ever, classic reprints starting in 2010 IDW Publishing is proud to announce a partnership with Archie Comics to reprint some of the property’s most iconic stories in deluxe hardcover and trade paperback editions. Under the agreement, IDW will reprint sequential newspaper strips for the first time, offer multiple collections of the very best Archie comics material from the past seven decades, and add to the brand’s digital presence. The newspaper strip collections will be incorporated into the much-lauded Library of American Comics (Dick Tracy, The Complete Terry & the P irates), helmed by Eisner award-winner Dean Mullaney. Coming of age in post-World War II America, Archie captured the hearts of generations of children and adults. Archie and his friends remain hugely popular today, appealing to comic fans new and old with a blend of timeless stories and classic Americana style. Many popular comic book writers and artists cite Archie as their inspiration to work in the genre. Legendary comic book artist Neal Adams did his first professional work on Archie. “We are incredibly excited to be working with Archie Comics,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW’s chief operating officer. “There are very few comics as influential in popular culture as Archie, and we are looking forward to offering original, never-before-reprinted strips and a wealth of comic book material to fans.” In addition to reprinting original strips by series creator John Goldwater and original artist Bob Montana, IDW will also present Best Of volumes that showcase the work of
Dozens of Exclusives and Signings at the IDW Booth #1705! With Comic Con just around the corner, we know it’s time to start planning your weekend. So check out IDW’s new Comic Con page to find out about all of our great exclusives, signings and panels! Highlights include a Transformers/G.I. JOE panel, daily appearances by Darwyn Cooke, a chance to win a G.I. JOE replica katana, an Angel panel featuring Juliet Landau and Brian Lynch, plus exclusives for Star Trek, Angel, Ghost Whisperer and Locke & Key! Get all the details here!
Peer-nominated awards recognize IDW creators and books Yesterday, the 2009 Harvey Award nominees were released, and IDW was prominent in the ranks. Conceived to “recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art,” the Awards are open to all creative professionals, who are invited to nominate their peers. Our fellow creators have honored IDW with seven nominations, including two for Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles and for The Dreamer, plus three Best Domestic Reprint nominations. Full list after the jump. Best Cartoonist Thom Zahler, Love & Capes Best New Series The Dreamer Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic PresentationScorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles, edited by Dean Mullaney Best Domestic Reprint Astounding Space Thrills Complete Terry and the Pirates Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles Best New TalentLaura Innes, The Dreamer Nominated for Best Domestic Reprint and Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation, Scorchy Smith is a comprehensive, 352-page volume that collects, for the first time, every Scorchy Smith strip, the groundbreaking 1930s aviation adventure series by Noel Sickles. Edited and designed by Dean Mullaney, Scorchy Smith also features extensive DVD-style extras examining Sickles’s life and the decades-long influence of his work, while showcasing the breadth of his career as one of America’s foremost magazine illustrators. All-around talent Lora Innes‘s The Dreamer, about a girl who finds adventure and more in her vivid dreams, was nominated for both Best New Series and Best New Talent, a great pairing for Innes. Thom Zahler was
First hardcover collection available now IDW Publishing is proud to release the first hardcover collection of “Canada’s own” Captain Canuck, available in stores throughout the U.S. and Canada now. The first of a two volume series, Captain Canuck Vol. 1 will feature issues #4-10, written by Richard Comely with art by George Freeman and Claude St. Aubin. This volume will also include previously unpublished newspaper strips, plus sketches by Freeman. Debuting in 1975 by Ontario-resident Comely, Captain Canuck became the first and only Canadian-published superhero comic book distributed on the mass market throughout the U.S. Canuck gained an impressive fan base during its five year run and continues to delight readers across the continent. In addition to a captivating story, Captain Canuck was also printed using revolutionary colour techniques, allowing for a greater range of colour. “I was a big fan of Captain Canuck as a teenager,” said Scott Dunbier, IDW’s Special Projects Editor. “It’s great to finally see it printed as beautifully as the material deserves.” More than 2.3 million copies have been printed since the series was first published. For the twentieth anniversary, Canada Post issued a Captain Canuck stamp, which quickly became one of Canada Post’s best selling stamps. Following Captain Canuck Vol. 1, IDW will release the second volume featuring issues #11-14 and The Summer Special, later this year. “Captain Canuck has a large fan base in the U.S. as well as Canada,” states Comely. “It’s been a joy to work with a company and an
Starting this week, Transformers fans can get an exclusive Defiance cover and an Alliance digital comics included with the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DVD at Best Buy. The DVD set also includes codes that unlock Transformers content on BestBuy.com, plus exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Linkin Park. Check it out at BestBuy.com!
Star Trek Countdown posts week nine! Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen movie adaptation debuts! The ramp up to the highly-anticipated Transformers movie helped make this another good week for IDW. The movie adaptation debuted on The New York Times Best Seller list, while Star Trek: Countdown extended its streak to nine weeks. While this list only tracks physical sales, both books are a hit digital on iTunes, as well. Before heading to theaters next week, makes sure to pick up Transformers prequel and adapation comics, available at book and comic book stores everywhere and on iTunes!
IDW debuts new ePublishing initiative with digital TRANSFORMERS comics IDW Publishing is proud to announce that all twelve of the recently released TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN comic applications are among the Top 25 on iTunes. The company’s movie prequels and adaptation comics, under license from Hasbro, Inc., are the first wave of IDW’s own digital applications. “E-publishing is clearly becoming an important part of the comics world, and IDW is leading the way,” said company CEO Ted Adams. “With these new apps, people who have never even been to a comic book store can now begin enjoying this great medium in a whole new way.” The twelve new movie-related digital comics are a must-read for all TRANSFORMERS fan, setting the stage for TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, this summer’s next blockbuster film. In Alliance, readers journey across the globe as humans and AUTOBOTS join forces to defend Earth against the DECEPTICON threat. The very origins of CYBERTRON are revealed in Defiance, fully preparing fans for TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, which picks up directly where the prequel comics leave off. The TRANSFORMERS comics are supported with a custom landing page on the iTunes store and feature panel-by-panel viewing, easy to use controls, such as “swipe” navigation, and a convenient table of contents function. These digital comic applications are the first major initiative from IDW’s new ePublishing division, helmed by Jeff Webber. Through partnerships with outside companies, IDW has already created nearly 40 digital comics, including dozens of Top 100
New story by film’s screenwriters coming in August Hot on the heels of one of this summer’s biggest blockbuster films, IDW is proud to announce the latest chapter in its Star Trek comic book saga. Star Trek: Nero expands on the action of the movie, following Starfleet’s newest enemy as he seeks ultimate revenge-the utter destruction of the Federation and all its worlds. “Nero, the great villain of the movie, was actually introduced in Star Trek: Countdown, which leads directly into the film,” said Scott Dunbier, IDW’s Star Trek editor. “This follow-up series will reveal exactly what happened to the crew of the Narada during the intervening 25 years Nero was waiting for the arrival of Ambassador Spock.” Star Trek: Nero reunites the creative team behind The New York Times best-selling movie prequel, Star Trek: Countdown. Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the film’s screenwriters/producers, once again supply the story, while Mike Johnson and Tim Jones return to skillfully apply their scripting talents to Nero’s story. Artist David Messina again lends his artistic talents, depicting each painful twist and supplying eye-catching covers. The four-issue miniseries will be available monthly, beginning in August. Star Trek: Nero #1, a licensed product of CBS Consumer Products, will be available in stores in August 2009. Diamond order code JUN09 0956
Movie-based comics offer sneak-peek of highly anticipated film As all eyes turn to this summer’s next blockbuster movie, IDW, under license from Hasbro, is pleased to offer TRANSFORMERS fans a graphic preview of “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN.” The full TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN adaptation is available as a trade paperback, detailing all the action of the motion picture. Available in four weekly issues and a cumulative paperback, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN is the perfect companion for fans of the upcoming film. TRANSFORMERS mainstay Simon Furman‘s fantastic writing is creatively supported by artists Jon Davis-Hunt and Alex Milne, capturing every key moment as the noble AUTOBOTS work to end the threat of the treacherous DECEPTICONS during the TRANSFORMERS’ battle on Earth. Photographer John Nizzi provides the cover images for each of the issues and the paperback. “TRANSFORMERS fans have been eagerly anticipating this movie, and we were happy to first to whet their appetites with two prequel stories, Alliance and Defiance,” said IDW’s Publisher/Editor in Chief, Chris Ryall. “And now it’s time for the main event, the movie adaptation itself, as presented in comic book form by Simon, Jon and Alex.” As a bonus for fans who pick up the weekly comic series, each of the four issues will present eleven extra pages from the prequel stories, giving readers both TRANSFORMERS: Alliance #1 and TRANSFORMERS: Defiance #1. Check out all of IDW’s TRANSFORMERS comics here!