New iPhone and iPod Touch applications to include G.I. JOE, Transformers, and classic comics San Diego, CA (July 22, 2009) – Expanding its strong lead in the digital publishing arena, at San Diego Comic Con today IDW Publishing announced several major expansions to its digital comic book initiative. The newly available digital comics include IDW’s G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra movie prequel comics, plus TRANSFORMERS and CSI. In the coming weeks, IDW will continue to expand its electronic offerings with more G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS, as well as new titles available digitally for the first time, such as the classic J. Scott Campbell series Danger Girl, as well as Astro Boy, Groom Lake, John Sable Freelance, and GrimJack. “The digital medium represents a huge opportunity for the comics industry, and we’re proud to be leading the way,” said IDW CEO, Ted Adams. “Through epublishing, we can introduce an entire new audience to comics and the joys of comic books.” IDW launched the first digital TRANSFORMERS comics in May, which quickly became among the most popular paid iTunes applications. Today, the TRANSFORMERS catalogue expands to include the prequel and adaptation graphic novels for the original movie. IDW’s entire G.I. JOE: The Rise of the Cobra prequel comics are also available starting today, with the movie adaptations coming soon. Plus, the fan-favorite series G.I. JOE: Origins is now on iTunes for the first time. The company’s CSI comic series also debuted on iTunes today. In addition to new material and story
Darwyn Cooke‘s adaptation of Richard Stark‘s classic crime novel The Hunter continues to receive rave reviews from all corners. Today’s Los Angeles Times spotlights Cooke and Parker, the protagonist of Stark’s novel, on the cover of the calendar section, in an article penned by noted entertainment writer Geoff Boucher. Read the complete article here! Learn more about The Hunter here!
New graphic novel of Harvey-nominated webcomic in stores July 15th IDW Publishing is proud to release the first graphic novel collection of the award winning webcomic and acclaimed IDW miniseries The Dreamer by creator and author Lora Innes. A romantic and rich story told with well-researched historical detail, The Dreamer has been honored with two Harvey Award nominations for “Best New Series” and “Best New Talent,” plus a nomination for the Web Cartoonists’ Choice Award for “Outstanding Newcomer Comic” in 2008. Equal parts 21st-century teenage slice-of-life tale and 18th-century adventure, The Dreamer tells the story of seventeen-year-old Beatrice Whaley, a student who begins having vivid dreams about a brave and handsome soldier in the chaos of the American Revolution. Prone to keeping her head in the clouds, Bea welcomes her nightly adventures, but it is not long before Beatrice questions whether her adventures are simply dreams… or something more. With great historical detail, The Dreamer tells the story of the American Revolution through the eyes of a group of ordinary farmers, schoolteachers and young boys turned citizen soldiers – and reminds us all that the fate of America in 1776 was anything but certain. “Helping the miniseries come together into the trade paperback collection was a real pleasure,” said IDW editor Justin Eisinger. “Lora is very talented, and it’s clear she cares a great deal for the characters who inhabit The Dreamer. She and her story have earned these nominations and honors.” The recipient of “Best Adventure Story,” “Best Digital
Publishing company to release Craig Yoe books under new imprint First book releasing in fall, 2009 Yoe is coming to IDW! On the heels of the media frenzy surrounding his highly-acclaimed new book, Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster, IDW is proud to announce Yoe! Books, a new imprint that will publish numerous books by the author, editor and designer Craig Yoe, beginning with The Art of Ditko, a large-format book and The Complete Milt Gross Life Story and Comic Books, both releasing this fall. Ditko features little-seen stories and original artwork and an introduction by Stan Lee. Milt Gross sports a FOLD-INtroduction by Mad magazine’s Al Jaffee and scarce ephemera and comics. These first two offerings foretell the genre-spanning range of Yoe! Books. “IDW is committed to expanding our book collections, and continuing to offer readers a wide variety of unique and historical material,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW’s chief operating officer. “We’re excited to be the home of Craig’s imprint, Yoe! Books, highlighting unknown geniuses and revelatory books on well-known names.” Co-founder of YOE! Studio, Eisner Award-winner Yoe is highly-regarded throughout the entertainment industry for his creative and out-of-the-box books, which often focus on historical comic art. Yoe! Books at IDW will release many such books, starting with The Art of Ditko, which boasts an introduction by Lee. Ditko showcases the best of this seminal artist, who co-created Spider-Man and Dr. Strange with Lee and includes the artist’s most innovative and rare stories,
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!