BERKELEY BREATHED’S BLOOM COUNTY IS BACK!

 IDW TO PUBLISH COLLECTION OF NEW COMIC STRIPS IN 2016

San Diego, CA (October 8, 2015) – For the first time since 1989, Berkeley Breathed is producing new Bloom County comic strips. Featuring all of his beloved characters—Opus, Bill the Cat, Milo, Steve Dallas, and more—the world has never been more ready for Breathed’s biting satire and skewering humor to make a return—and, more importantly, on his own terms, free of the editorial constraints of corporately owned newspaper syndicates. In that spirit, IDW is very proud to announce the publication of the first in a new series of Bloom County Collections, debuting in the Summer of 2016.

“It’s hard to say why, but for me, doing Bloom County has suddenly become… what’s the word…fun,” said Berkeley Breathed, “I’d like to think readers can tell. When the strips are brought together in a book, I think you especially can.”

Breathed’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Bloom County ran from 1980 until 1989, when Breathed walked away from the strip at the peak of its popularity. Then, in the summer of 2015, and with no advance warning, he brought the cast of Bloom County back to an unsuspecting world—via social media—which caused a media frenzy as word of the strips unexpected return spread virally to multitudes of delighted fans.

“As a fan, I was ecstatic when new Bloom County strips began to appear,” said Editor, Scott Dunbier. “As an editor, I’m thrilled to work on this book—thank you, Berkeley!”

Follow Berkeley Breathed and IDW Publishing’s Facebook pages for more announcements in the coming months.

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About IDW
IDW Publishing is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Disney’s classic characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge; Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Zombies vs. Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to acclaimed imprints such as the Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, IDW Artist’s Editions, and Top Shelf Productions.

IDW Entertainment launched in November 2013 to distribute productions globally and to develop film and television properties based on IDW’s extensive catalog.  Three projects are set up: “Wynonna Earp,” a property distributed globally by IDW Entertainment and licensed to Syfy in the U.S.; “Brooklyn Animal Control”, a property created by JT Petty and produced by David Goyer, has a pilot order at USA; and Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with writer/executive producer Max Landis at BBC America. IDW Entertainment’s development slate of properties includes the chilling vampire thriller, V Wars, by New York Times Best-Seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (“Dexter,” “Smallville”); political conspiracy series, Cobb, with writer/executive producer Thania St. John (“Chicago Fire,” “Covert Affairs”); supernatural action series, Pantheon, with co-creator Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”); Wormwood by Ben Templesmith with writer David M Stern (“The Simpsons, Ugly Americans); among others.

IDW also has several active theatrical projects in development.  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film; and Alex Kurtzman is producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

Godzilla Resurfaces In A New Mini-Series

Godzilla Resurfaces In A New Mini-Series
An Apocalyptic Wasteland Awaits The King Of The Monsters! 

San Diego, CA (May 6, 2014) – This summer, the fire-breathing goliath, Godzilla faces a ravaged earth in the brand new mini-series Godzilla: Cataclysm! Like the previous critically acclaimed Godzilla mini-series, Godzilla: The Half-Century War, this new five-issue series explores a self-contained journey of epic proportions!

Last seen in the monster apocalypse, Godzilla has all but abandoned humanity. In the ashes of a nightmarish future, an elder tribe leader, Hiroshi, is haunted by the monsters of the past that nearly wiped out mankind. As danger begins to escalate for his tribe, the memories of the past may well be the key to saving the future.

Industry veteran Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun) brings his renowned talents to the series as writer, with the immensely skilled Dave Wachter (Night of 1,000 Wolves) handling the art in this dystopian Cataclysm.

“I’ve wanted to write a Godzilla story for as long as I can remember,” said Bunn, “before I even started Kindergarten, I drew a book titled ATTACK OF THE MONSTERS, which featured Godzilla, along with other monsters, terrorizing the world. The story started with Godzilla erupting from an iceberg and ended when the military dropped a massive sword on his head. I like to think that my storytelling sensibilities have matured since those days, but the desire to write a Godzilla story has remained with me.”

2014 marks the 60th anniversary of Godzilla stomping on to the screen and captivating audiences worldwide. Fans can catch Godzilla every month in the ongoing IDW Godzilla series, Godzilla: Rulers of Earth. Godzilla: Cataclysm will come crashing down, starting this August. Follow IDW on Facebook, facebook.com/idwpublishing and on Twitter @IDWPublishing for information and updates.

About Toho Co., Ltd.Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan (both domestic and foreign) for eight consecutive years since 2003. The company is also, throughout Japan, the leading producer of theatrical works and one of the largest owners of office buildings and theaters.

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About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

IDW Announces UPDATED Comic-Con International San Diego Signing Schedule!

A grateful nation trembles in anticipation!

San Diego, CA (July 10, 2012) – As the comics industry looks forward to another Comic-Con jam-packed with the industry’s greatest talents, IDW Publishing is excited to give fans a preview of the creators that will be available at booth #2643 throughout the show!

Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, your IDW All-Stars!

Wednesday July 11th Preview Night

6:00 – 8:00  SPECIAL EVENT! Richard Starks’ Parker: The Score Launch Party –
Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00  SPECIAL EVENT! Neal Adams’ Thrill Kill: Artist’s Edition Portfolio
Launch Party
  –  Neal Adams
7:00 – 8:00  The Art of Amanda ConnerAmanda Conner (*Check out the show exclusive
hardcover!)

Thursday July 12th

11:00 – 12:00  The Art of Joe JuskoJoe Jusko (*Check out the show exclusive
hardcover!)

11:00 – 12:00 DeadworldGary Reed
11:00 – 12:00 Infestation 2, Secret Battles of Genghis KhanSam “Mister-Sam”
Shearon

12:00 – 1:00 The Cape: 1969Joe Hill, Zach Howard (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
1:00 – 2:30  Richard Stark’s Parker: The ScoreDarywn Cooke (*Check out the show
exclusive hardcover!
)
3:00 – 4:00  GodzillaDuane Swierczynski
3:00 – 4:00  Love and Capes Thom Zahler (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
4:00 – 5:00  TRANSFORMERSChris Metzen, Flint Dille, John Barber, Livio
Ramondelli, Brendan Cahill, Andrew Griffith, Scott

Mairghread, Priscilla Tromontano
5:00 – 6:00  30 Days of Night, Frankenstein: Alive, AliveSteve Niles
6:00 – 7:00  Smoke & MirrorsMike Costa, Jon Armstrong
6:00 – 7:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesKevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Dan Duncan

Friday July 13th

10:00 – 11:00 Womanthology Party – Barbara Kesel, Trina Robbins, Anya Martin,
Jolene Houser, Jean Kang, Cassandra James, Mado Pena, Mary
Bellamy, Ma’at Crook, Cat Scaggs, Amanda Deibert

10:00 – 11:00 Kill ShakespeareAndy Belanger
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor WhoScott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
11:00 – 12:00 Memorial  – Chris Roberson
12:00 – 1:00 The Cape: 1969Joe Hill, Zach Howard (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
1:00 – 3:00  Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show
exclusive hardcover!
)
3:00 – 4:00  KISSGene Simmons, Chris Ryall, Jamal Igle (*ticketed signing – See
employee for details
)
4:00 – 5:00  Dungeons & Dragons Steve Ellis
5:00 – 6:00  Locke & Key Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive
hardcover & exclusive keys by Israel Skelton!
)
6:00 – 7:00  Ghostbusters  – Dan Schoening, Erik Burnham, Tristan Jones, Luis
Antonio Delgado, Nick Runge

6:00 – 7:00  Crawl to Me  Alan Robert

Saturday July 14th

10:00 – 11:00  Night of 1,000 Wolves Bobby Curnow, Dave Wachter
11:00 – 12:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Dan Duncan

11:00 – 12:00  IDW Prose Round Up: Zombies vs RobotsChris Ryall, Brea Grant,
Jeff Conner
In the Shadow of DraculaLeslie S. Klinger
12:00 – 1:00  The CrowJohn Shirley, Kevin Colden
1:00 – 2:00  Locke & KeyJoe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive
hardcover & exclusive keys by Israel Skelton!
)
1:00 – 2:00  Silent HillTom Waltz
2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor WhoScott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K.
Woodward

3:00 – 4:00  Star Trek: The Next GenerationBrannon Braga, Joe Corroney
(Get a free limited signing card!)
4:00 – 5:00  Star Trek Mike Johnson, Joe Corroney
5:00 – 6:00  Nevsky: A Hero of the PeopleBen McCool, Steve Saffel
5:00 – 6:00  G.I. JOEMike Costa, Larry Hama (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
6:00 – 7:00  True BloodMichael McMillian, Joe Corroney

Sunday July 15th

11:00 – 12:00  Doctor WhoMark Buckingham, Joshua Fialkov
12:00 – 1:00  TRANSFORMERS – Chris Metzen, John Barber, Livio
    Ramondelli, Andrew Griffith, Scott Mairghread, Priscilla
Tromontano
1:00 – 2:00  Zombies! Craig Yoe, Steve Banes
2:00 – 3:00  Smoke & MirrorsMike Costa, Jon Armstrong
3:00 – 4:00 Danger Girl  – J. Scott Campbell

*Plus, look for Ashley Wood and the 3A crew signing all weekend!

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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PARKER “SCORES” THIS JULY

Richard Stark’s celebrated antihero returns for another job with Darwyn Cooke!

San Diego, CA (July 9, 2012) – Rickard Stark’s Parker series, already revered as novels and graphic novels, raises the stakes with Darwyn Cooke’s new adaptation of The Score—a high-octane heist story that has Parker taking aim on his most audacious task yet—robbing an entire town. In Cooke’s previous graphic novels, the menacing, steely Parker has faced all manner of deadly pitfalls while navigating a career through America’s seedy criminal underworld, but this might be his biggest challenge yet—and arguably Cooke’s best entry yet.

“Honestly, it’s hard for me to be objective here,” said Cooke, “but people tell me this one came together pretty well.”

“As usual, Darwyn is being modest,” said series editor, Scott Dunbier, “each book has just gotten better and better… I have no idea how he’ll top this one!”

The third of five planned adaptations, THE SCORE sees Cooke adapting the original 1964 novel, a beloved crime classic and one of the most highly regarded books in the series. A stylish feast for the eyes and a breakneck, sweat-inducing journey that follows one of the boldest capers ever conceived—from the initial pitch to its final, inevitable conclusion, THE SCORE is a book fans everywhere will be clamoring to get their mitts on!

Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score will be arriving in comic shops July 11th and being released digitally via Comixology the same day!

Cooke has won numerous awards during his relatively brief career, including six of the prestigious Eisner Awards (Two of which have been for previous Parker books). He is nominated for three Eisner Awards at the forthcoming 2012 ceremony for his work on the Parker: The Martini Edition.

RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE SCORE is a 144 page, full-color, hardcover graphic novel that will be available July 11th, 2012.  Diamond order code: FEB120313.

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Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

 

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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IDW Announces Comic-Con International San Diego Signing Schedule!

A grateful nation trembles in anticipation!

San Diego, CA (July 6, 2012) – As the comics industry looks forward to another Comic-Con jam-packed with the industry’s greatest talents, IDW Publishing is excited to give fans a preview of the creators that will be available at booth #2643 throughout the show!

Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, your IDW All-Stars!

Wednesday July 11th Preview Night

6:00 – 8:00  SPECIAL EVENT! Richard Starks’ Parker: The Score Launch Party –
Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00  SPECIAL EVENT! Neal Adams’ Thrill Kill: Artist’s Edition Portfolio
Launch Party
  –  Neal Adams

Thursday July 12th

11:00 – 12:00 DeadworldGary Reed
12:00 – 1:00 The Cape: 1969Joe Hill, Zach Howard (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
1:00 – 2:30  Richard Stark’s Parker: The ScoreDarywn Cooke (*Check out the show
exclusive hardcover!
)
3:00 – 4:00  GodzillaDuane Swierczynski
3:00 – 4:00  Love and Capes Thom Zahler (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
4:00 – 5:00  TRANSFORMERSChris Metzen, Flint Dille, John Barber, Livio
Ramondelli, Brendan Cahill, Andrew Griffith, Scott

Mairghread, Priscilla Tromontano
5:00 – 6:00  30 Days of Night, Frankenstein: Alive, AliveSteve Niles
6:00 – 7:00  Smoke & MirrorsMike Costa, Jon Armstrong
6:00 – 7:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesKevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Dan Duncan

Friday July 13th

10:00 – 11:00 Kill ShakespeareAndy Belanger
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor WhoScott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
11:00 – 12:00 Memorial  – Chris Roberson
12:00 – 1:00 The Cape: 1969Joe Hill, Zach Howard (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
1:00 – 3:00  Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show
exclusive hardcover!
)
3:00 – 4:00  KISSGene Simmons, Chris Ryall, Jamal Igle (*ticketed signing – See
employee for details
)
4:00 – 5:00  Dungeons & Dragons Steve Ellis
5:00 – 6:00  Locke & Key Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive
hardcover & exclusive keys by Israel Skelton!
)
6:00 – 7:00  Ghostbusters  – Dan Schoening, Erik Burnham, Tristan Jones, Luis
Antonio Delgado, Nick Runge

6:00 – 7:00  Crawl to Me  Alan Robert

Saturday July 14th

10:00 – 11:00  Night of 1,000 Wolves Bobby Curnow, Dave Wachter
11:00 – 12:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Dan Duncan

11:00 – 12:00  Zombies vs RobotsChris Ryall, Brea Grant, Jeff Conner
12:00 – 1:00  The CrowJohn Shirley, Kevin Colden
1:00 – 2:00  Locke & KeyJoe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive
hardcover & exclusive keys by Israel Skelton!
)
1:00 – 2:00  Silent HillTom Waltz
2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor WhoScott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K.
Woodward

3:00 – 4:00  Star Trek: The Next GenerationBrannon Braga, Joe Corroney
(Get a free limited signing card!)
4:00 – 5:00  Star Trek Mike Johnson, Joe Corroney
5:00 – 6:00  Nevsky: A Hero of the PeopleBen McCool, Steve Saffel
5:00 – 6:00  G.I. JOEMike Costa, Larry Hama (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
6:00 – 7:00  True BloodMichael McMillian, Joe Corroney

Sunday July 15th

11:00 – 12:00  Doctor WhoMark Buckingham, Joshua Fialkov
12:00 – 1:00  TRANSFORMERS – Chris Metzen, John Barber, Livio
    Ramondelli, Andrew Griffith, Scott Mairghread, Priscilla
Tromontano
1:00 – 2:00  Zombies! Craig Yoe, Steve Banes
2:00 – 3:00  Smoke & MirrorsMike Costa, Jon Armstrong
3:00 – 4:00 Danger Girl  – J. Scott Campbell

*Look for more signings to be scheduled! Rocketeer! Joe Jusko! Amanda Conner! All this, plus Ashley Wood and the 3A crew signing all weekend!

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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IDW TAKES ANOTHER TRIP TO “THE POUND”!

Stephan Nilson and Charles Pritchett’s supernatural romp returns in September for a “Ghouls Night Out”!

San Diego, CA (July 5, 2012) – Wrangling fierce supernatural beasts is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it! The adventures of Scottie and Howie—the animal control specialists who got in a little over their heads in Stephan Nilson and Charles Pritchett’s 2011 graphic novel THE POUND—are set to continue this September from IDW Publishing!

Teaming with artist Ibrahim Moustafa, Nilson and Pritchett are bringing THE POUND back for four issues of things that go bump in the night, featuring the brave (and exhausted) guys who chase them through Cleveland’s darkest corners. When Animal Control specialists Scottie and Howie were laid off by the City of Cleveland and went into business for themselves, they never could have guessed they’d be tangling with werewolves!

“It’s great to be back with IDW to publish The Pound. We’re all excited for this next series. While Horror Business was our origin story, Ghouls Night Out gives us the opportunity to really dive into the Scottie and Howie’s world as they adjust their lives to living and dealing with monsters, and I think the readers are really going to enjoy Ibrahim’s illustration style,” said Nilson. “He’s done a great job capturing the action and humor of the story.”

Our intrepid heroes made it through their initial ordeal, and in Nilson and Pritchett’s new series, Scottie and Howie’s business is booming, but the boys are facing government scrutiny, a seemingly endless slew of new creatures to tangle with, and worse yet—visiting in-laws! With that kind of a schedule, THE POUND: GHOULS NIGHT OUT promises to be another blast of the trademark thrills and humor that made the first series a fan favorite! Issue #1 even features the hit Image Comics series PROOF’s Agent John “Proof” Prufrock in a guest starring role!

THE POUND: GHOUL’S NIGHT OUT #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores September 2012. Diamond order code: JUL120369.

THE POUND: HORROR BUSINESS TPB ($19.99, 120 pages, full color) will be available in stores September 2012. Diamond order code: MAR084078

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

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About IDW Publishing IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

First Ever Star Trek/Doctor Who Comic Book Crossover Coming in May

Star Trek: The Next Generation® crew and the Doctor face off 
against the Borg and the Cybermen

San Diego, CA (February 13, 2012)—In conjunction with BBC Worldwide Consumer Products and CBS Consumer Products, IDW Publishing will make history when two of the greatest science-fiction properties of all time come together in a comic book for the first time. The world’s most popular time traveler teams up with the U.S.S. Enterprise crew in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2, taking fans on an adventure where no man has gone before.

“By joining these two sci-fi powerhouses, fans will be taken on the ultimate adventure through time and space,” said Liz Kalodner, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Consumer Products.

Launching in May, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2 will feature fan-favorite villains the Borg and the Cybermen as they create an unholy alliance resulting in potential disaster for all humanity. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance.

“We are excited about this new adventure for the Doctor and the fact that he will be travelling with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his iconic crew. This is a perfect partnership for not only Doctor Who’s incredible fans, but also for the brand. We have just celebrated our most successful year yet. Doctor Who’s latest season delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA and it was most downloaded full TV seasons of 2011 in the U.S. on the iTunes Store,” says Soumya Sriraman, executive vice president Home Entertainment and Licensing.

This eight-issue series will be written by Scott and David Tipton, the authors of critically acclaimed Star Trek: Infestation, with a helping hand from longtime Doctor Who writer Tony Lee, and will feature fully painted artwork by J.K. Woodward (Fallen Angel).

Fans are encouraged to ask their retailers about the rare wraparound photo cover. Plus, artist Joe Corroney (Star Trek Ongoing) will provide a variant cover featuring the Doctor and friends aboard theU.S.S. Enterprise.

Doctor Who and Star Trek are two hugely successful franchises that began as television series, and have expanded into a number of other media, including comic books, which continue to captivate fans all over the world. Nearly five decades and 1,500 episodes in the making, this is the moment that both Trekkers and Whovians have waited for all their lives!

STAR TREK TNG/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in May 2012.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to sign up for updates and learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

About BBC Worldwide Americas
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EISNER-WINNING CREATORS TAPPED FOR MARS ATTACKS ONGOING SERIES

John Layman, John McCrea to reimagine cult sci-fi classic in June

 IDW Publishing and Topps are pleased to announce the multiple Eisner Award-winning creative team for MARS ATTACKS, an all-new ongoing comic series based on the fan-favorite Mars Attacks franchise.

Debuting in June 2012, IDW’s comic series will offer the first stories of an all-new Mars Attacks universe, bringing the brand’s outrageous action and dark humor to a new set of tales. Writer John Layman, author and co-creator of the Eisner-winning series Chew, will pen the series, with art by John McCrea, best known for his collaborations with Garth Ennis, including Eisner-winner Hitman.

“I’m a huge fan of Mars Attacks from a long way back. I own about half the original card set from 1962 and have a pretty big collection of collectables and doodads,” Layman said. “It’s always been a dream of mine to destroy the Earth and inflict huge degrees of suffering on the rest of humanity. With this Mars Attacks series, I finally get my chance.”

Created in 1962, Mars Attacks celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012 with major product launches throughout the year. IDW’s new comic series, as well as high-quality reprints of existing material, will be a cornerstone of that effort.

Originally published by Topps as a series of trading cards, Mars Attacks was created by Len Brown and Woody Gelman, after Brown was inspired by the Wally Wood cover to Weird Science #16 (EC Comics). The cards went on to achieve cult status for their then-shocking imagery—fully painted by pulp legend Norm Saunders and based on designs by Wood and Bob Powell—and remains a staple of pop culture. Topps revived the franchise in the mid 1990s with a second card set, comic book series and toy line. The story was also adapted into the 1996 feature film Mars Attacks!, directed by Tim Burton.

“We were excited to hear of the award-winning creative team that IDW had secured,” said Ira Friedman, Topps vice president of global licensing. “John McCrea was our first choice to illustrate Mars Attacks and we were thrilled that IDW was able to bring him aboard.  His experience drawing over-the-top violence on comics like Hitman, Judge Dredd and The Boys, coupled with John Layman’s penchant for twisted, offbeat humor makes them the perfect team to relaunch Mars Attacks.”

MARS ATTACKS will include covers by McCrea and alternate covers by such comic-book luminaries as Sam Kieth, Ben Templesmith and Eric Powell. The first issue will also feature a unique approach to variant covers: It will ship with 55 different covers, each depicting one of the original trading cards from the debut set of Mars Attacks from 1962. A complete collector’s set of the 55 covers in a box that replicates the original card packaging will be offered separately as well.

MARS ATTACKS #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in June 2012.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. For information on Topps, please visit topps.com.

Locke & Key Extravaganza at San Diego Comic Con 2011

LOCKE & KEY is taking San Diego Comic-Con by storm in July. Centered at the IDW booth #2643, the LOCKE & KEY action will be non-stop, with exclusive keys, books and temporary tattoos; plus signings with the multiple Eisner-nominated creative team of Joe Hill (Horns) and Gabriel Rodriguez. On Friday, attendees will have a chance to see the pilot everyone is talking about, as Hill and Rodriguez headline the panel and are joined by Locke & Key television writer Josh Friedman for an only at Comic-Con screening of the Locke & Key pilot. With thanks to Fox Broadcasting Corporation, details for the screening and panel are listed below.
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Throughout Comic-Con, readers will head to the IDW booth for their Locke & Key fix, headlined by an exclusive edition of the latest collected edition, LOCKE & KEY, VOL. 4: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM, and several exclusive keys, thanks to Skelton Key Studios. From Skelton Key Studios, IDW will be selling a limited number of Legacy Edition Ghost Keys, Shadow Keys, Head Keys and Hercules Keys, as well as the Comic-Con exclusive IDW Key. Locke & Key fans will also be able to pick up the latest issue of the series, too, LOCKE & KEY: CLOCKWORKS #1, which makes its debut that week. IDW will also be offering temporary tattoos of seven different LOCKE & KEY keys, including the Omega Key, the Head Key and the brand new IDW key. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the IDW booth to get tattooed throughout the convention.

“I’m glad to see LOCKE & KEY getting the recognition it deserves,” said IDW chief executive officer and co-founder, Ted Adams. “It’s especially great that Joe and Gabe’s hard work and amazing creativity is being honored by their peers with four Eisner nominations and two Harvey Award nominations this year alone.”

LOCKE & KEY, VOL. 4: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM features more keys making themselves known and the depths of the Locke’s family’s mysteries ever-expanding, while Dodge’s desperation to end his shadowy quest drives the habitants of Keyhouse ever closer to a revealing conclusion. The variant edition of the KEYS TO THE KINGDOM hardcover features a cover image by Gabriel Rodriguez with the three new keys featured in the book spot-varnished in front of the Well House.
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Adapting LOCKE & KEY, VOL. 1: WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT, the Fox Television pilot will be screened only once during Comic-Con, on Friday, July 22nd at 10.30 a.m. in room 8. In addition to the screening, IDW’s editor in chief/chief creative officer Chris Ryall will moderate a panel featuring Hill, Rodriguez, and Friedman all participating in a discussion of the show, the comic and what’s coming up in CLOCKWORKS, the second-to-last story arc in the acclaimed series. The panel will begin immediately following the screening, also in room 8.

Locke & Key Pilot Screening:
Friday, July 22nd
10.30 a.m.
Room 8

Locke & Key Panel:
Friday, July 22nd
Immediately following screening
Room 8

Zombies vs Robots Optioned by Sony Pictures

Post-Apocalyptic Comic Series to Be Co-Produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and IDW

IDW Publishing’s popular ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS comic series is headed to Hollywood. The series, which was created by writer and IDW Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall and artist/painter Ashley Wood and launched in 2006, has been acquired by Sony Pictures.

The film will be a co-production between IDW, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, and Circle of Confusion. IDW CEO and co-founder Ted Adams will produce, alongside Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Dave Alpert, and Rick Jacobs.


In the ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS comic series, the last remaining human in the world is protected by an assortment of robots against overwhelming zombie hordes. When the robots mistakenly expose the human infant’s presence to the zombies, it leads to an all-out battle for the survival of mankind. The series takes a playful look at a far-fetched concept, resulting in something that transcends the usual “vs” approach. Subsequent series include Zombies vs Robots vs Amazons, also illustrated by Wood, as well as Zombies vs Robots: Aventure, a series that presented three separate prequel stories. The ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS world also played a major role in IDW’s first-ever event series, INFESTATION, and an all-new ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS series subtitled “UnderCity,” with art by Mark Torres, launches in April.