New title debuts and a long-awaited conclusion sold out at the Distributor level
Written by Josh Vann and illustrated by Simone D’Armini, The Spider King tells the tale of a group of unlikely Viking heroes who find themselves defenders of Earth from alien invaders carrying futuristic technology and advanced weapons. Rowan Grover from Multiversity Comics exclaimed, “Combining Viking ferocity with sci-fi intrigue, The Spider King #1 is a well-paced and beautifully drawn debut.” The second printing will feature a new cover by the series creators.
“We’re thrilled to see both retailers and fans connecting with our recent launches,” said IDW President and Publisher Greg Goldstein. “These recent launches represent what IDW can do best, and that’s bringing quality material to the market.”
Frankenstein Alive, Alive!, meant to be a 4 issue mini-series by Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson to explore the further adventures of Mary Shelley’s monster. Prior to his tragic passing, Wrightson had completed several pages and laid out the entire final issue. Acclaimed artist Kelley Jones agreed to come on board, work from the layouts, and help complete the series. Issue #4 contains the final pages that Wrightson was able to draw along with Jones’ contribution, and the result flew off the shelves! The second printing will feature a new cover, showcasing an interior double-page spread pencil layout by Wrightson.
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