Watch the video here! Linkin Park just released the music video for their new Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen theme song, “New Divide.” And Reprise Records will release the soundtrack to the hotly anticipated feature film on June 23rd – the day before the movie hits theaters nationwide. The Soundtrack lead song “New Divide” by Linkin Park is available now at iTunes. The film’s director and executive producer Michael Bay asked Warner Bros. Records’ multiplatinum rock band Linkin Park to provide the sonic backdrop to the live-action robot fantasy film. Not only did the band write and record the film’s theme song, entitled “New Divide,” specifically for the soundtrack, they were also asked by Bay, Oscar®-winning composer Hans Zimmer, and award-winning composer Steve Jablonsky to contribute to the score. “New Divide” is currently available for purchase on iTunes. Transfomers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Album also features music from Green Day (who contribute “21 Guns” – a song from their new album 21st Century Breakdown), Taking Back Sunday, The Used, The All-American Rejects, Cavo, The Fray, Staind, Nickelback, Cheap Trick and more. In addition to the original soundtrack, Reprise will be releasing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Score, which will also be released on June 23rd. The track listing for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Album is as follows: 1. Linkin Park “New Divide” 2. Green Day “21 Guns” 3. Cavo “Let It Go” 4. Taking Back Sunday “Capital M-E” 5. The Fray “Never
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen prequels make the list, while Star Trek: Countdown stays strong IDW boasted a stronger-than-ever showing on The New York Times Best Seller list this week, with three of the top ten books! Star Trek: Countdown posted another great week at fourth place, it’s eighth week straight on the list. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: Defiance and Alliance made their NY Times debuts at numbers five and seven, respectively. Head to your local book or comic book store and find out what you’ve been missing. Or, check out these great books and more at iTunes!
New series from El Torres and Gabriel Hernandez Blurring the line between the living and the dead, IDW is proud to launch a new comic series from writer El Torres (Zombies!: Eclipse of the Undead) and artist Gabriel Hernandez (Clive Barker’s The Thief of Always). The Veil, with the first issue available in stores today, chronicles Chris Luna, a private eye whose clients are all dead. Unable to make a living, she is forced to move back to Maine and confront the darkness lurking in her sleepy hometown. “Gabriel showed us what he could do when he illustrated The Thief of Always, and it’s great to have him once again put his ability to convey otherworldly concepts to good use on The Veil,” said Chris Ryall IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief. “Between his artistry and the great story telling of El Torres, we are very enthusiastic about The Veil.” In the four-issue series, El Torres sets a truly eerie scene of ghosts wandering the streets of Crooksville, Maine and of residents slowly being driven insane by a supernatural force. Hernandez masterfully illustrates each nuance, including a malevolent presence known only as the Slug Man who threatens to rip the veil between the living and the dead. In addition to covers by Hernandez, each issue will also feature a cover by award-winning designer/artist Ashley Wood. “It’s said that humans only use ten percent of our brains, but we don’t think that’s true,” commented El Torres and Hernandez. “As you’ll see in The Veil, the
Congrats to all the fans who pre-ordered one of the hottest San Diego Comic Con exclusives – World War Robot “Security Bramble” by Ashley Wood! We’ll see you at Comic Con to pick up your robot. This 8-inch tall figure features special paint ops that commemorate IDW’s tenth anniversary. Only 100 of these figures have been produced for sale at Comic Con. All orders must be picked up at San Diego Comic Con. Shipping is not available. Learn more about Ash’s IDW books here!
First series to be published under exclusive agreement IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the first series of ComicMix.com properties, GrimJack: The Manx Cat. For the first time in print, fans can now enjoy the adventures of GrimJack in 26 full color pages published straight from the online comic. Writer John Ostrander and artist Timothy Truman skillfully return to the grim and gritty interdimensional land of Cynosure, in which gun-for-hire GrimJack holds court in the fabled Munden’s Bar. “We’re excited to be bring some of the best ComicMix properties to real-world books, and GrimJack is a great way to start,” said Greg Goldstein, chief operating officer of IDW. “The new books are a great new way to enjoy ComicMix fans to enjoy their favorite comics, and expose the properties to new fans.” GrimJack debuted in the mid-80s and rapidly became one of First Comics’ best-selling titles. Created by Ostrander and Truman, the series was revived in 2005 for the graphic novel Killer Instinct, published by IDW, which is also home to the trade paperback reprints of the First Comics’ material. “It’s sort of a homecoming for us,” GrimJack and ComicMix editor-in-chief Mike Gold notes. “We’ve had a long and productive relationship with IDW – absolutely the best I’ve had in my career. There’s no better choice to restart at the place we took off initially, with a brand-new GrimJack mini-series.” GrimJack: The Manx Cat #1 will be available in stores in August. Diamond order code JUN09
Retweet special message to enter IDW has partnered with IMAX to offer our fans an awesome way to see this summer’s next blockbuster movie. We’re so convinced that you’ll love Transformers in IMAX, we’re giving away ten tickets to one lucky fan this week and next week! To enter this week’s giveaway, follow IDW on twitter and retweet the below message starting today until Sunday night. We’ll randomly pick a winner from all the retweets. Retweet this to enter: Retweet this for a chance to win ten tix for Transformers: The IMAX Experience #IDW_IMAX And stay tuned for next week’s giveaway!
Four-issue miniseries starting in August Coming this August, IDW offers Angel fans yet another hair-raising adventure. Spinning out of IDW’s main Angel storyline, Angel: Only Human follows Illyria and Gunn on a bizarre road trip as they try to reconcile their “inner” demons with their newfound humanity. Written by Scott Lobdell with art by David Messina, Angel: Only Human is a funny and frightening five-part story with two of the Angelverse’s most complex and beloved characters. “Angel: Only Human is a fun and creepy detour from the main storyline,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief. “This miniseries shows fans more about what’s happened to Illyria Gunn now that they’re both dealing with the consequences of After the Fall and how they tried to end, well, every thing.” Available monthly beginning in August, Angel: Only Human takes Illyria and Gunn on a journey that involves funerals, fire, and family obligations. Not to mention the return of one of the most terrifying demon gangs from the original TV series, The Scourge. Artist David Messina beautifully illustrates every entrail-laden battle and heartfelt emotional moment as Gunn and Illyria realize they have far more in common than a desire for destruction. With striking covers by Messina, fans should also look out for variant covers by David Dorman. Angel: Only Human #1 will be available in stores in August. Diamond order code JUN09 0935
For nearly two months, Star Trek: Countdown has made The New York Times Best Seller list. And with little wonder. Countdown lets Star Trek fans get the most out of the blockbuster new movie, with all-important details about the events leading up to the opening scene. Even though you’re already seen the movie (more than once), stop by your local comic book or book store and finally learn what’s up with Nero and his tattoos. Or, download Star Trek: Countdown to your iPhone or iPod Touch at the iTunes store.
Get ready for this summer’s next big blockbuster with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen prequel comics, now on iTunes! You and your iPhone or iPod Touch can journey across the globe as humans and AUTOBOTS join forces to defend Earth against the DECEPTICON threat in Transformers: Alliance. The very origins of CYBERTRON are revealed in Defiance, which leads directly to the start of the movie. Get all eight comics on iTunes or at your local book store. Click on the iPhone image to go to the iTunes store. To learn more about IDW’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen comics, click here.
New partnership includes 100 classic Bloch stories IDW Publishing is proud to announce today a new licensing agreement with the estate of acclaimed writer Robert Bloch. Through this new partnership, IDW gains the rights to one hundred of the author’s classic stories for development as comic books, graphic novels and feature entertainment. The works will be released in the Robert Bloch Collection. Best-known for his work as the author of the novel Psycho, Bloch has long been considered a true master of genre fiction. From being mentored by H.P. Lovecraft to receiving a Horror Writers of America Life Time Achievement award, Bloch created hundreds of influential horror, suspense, crime and science fiction stories. Additionally, he produced many screenplays, and wrote for radio and television, including the original Star Trek, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Thriller series. “Bloch is one of the established masters of horror, and we are really looking forward to offering his stories to existing fans and to bringing in new ones,” said IDW CEO, Ted Adams. “Having inspired so many leading writers, Bloch’s work is pivotal to the horror and science fiction genres and is a must-read for fans.” Under the agreement, IDW will develop Bloch‘s stories as standalone one-shots, miniseries and other formats, working with screenwriters and established comic book writers and artists to reinterpret and reinvent Bloch’s work for a new generation. The first Bloch project is expected to launch in early 2010. Previously, IDW adapted some of the Hugo Award-winning writer’s stories for the B&W
Over at Comic Book Resources, Augie De Blieck Jr. devoted his entire weekly Pipeline column to a review of Darwyn Cooke’s The Hunter, the first of four graphic novel adaptations in the Parker series to be published by IDW. De Blieck Jr. calls The Hunter “an impressive accomplishment,” and advises readers to reserve their copies now.
Put your hands together for the winners of IDW’s 10th Anniversary logo contest! The grand prize goes to Mike from New Hyde Park! Look for Mike’s winning logo on IDW book throughout the rest of 2009. In addition to having his logo published, Mike will also receive a free copy of IDW: The First Decade, available in stores in June! Congratulations also goes to our three runners-up: Brent from Phoenix Dennis from Duisburg, Germany Paul from Gloucester Each runner-up will receive an IDW prize packet. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to make this a great celebration of IDW’s first decade!