IDW Brings Big Exclusives & Debuts To WonderCon 2018

Press Release:

IDW Publishing is returning to one of Southern California’s favorite comic convention– the one and only WonderCon! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 23rd to March 25th, attendees can stop by and see the IDW crew at booth #1109 all weekend. Kick off your convention season with a show full of creator signings, announcements, panels, giveaways, and so much more!

Join IDW in welcoming the long anticipated arrival of the blue blur, Sonic The Hedgehog, at the show! Be one of the first to pick up a world premiere convention exclusive copy of Sonic #1 and get it signed by writer Ian Flynn who will have signing times all weekend long! Also available at the booth is a free limited edition preview of the highly anticipated fourth volume of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest. Get your first look inside the exciting final volume by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.

In addition to Sonic, IDW will be unveiling brand new convention variant covers to some of the most anticipated titles of the spring.

  • Sonic #1 – Cover by Tracy Yardley – $10
  • Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #1 – Photo cover – $10
  • G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #250 – Cover by Netho Diaz – $10
  • Star Wars Forces of Destiny Virgin Cover Set – Covers by Elsa Charretier – $25
  • Clue TPB – Variant cover by Gabriel Rodriguez – $20
  • Star Trek: Mirror Broken TPB – Variant cover by J.K. Woodward – $25
  • Two New My Little Pony Pin Packs – $30 each – *Free print included with purchase of both

Also this year, for the first time ever, IDW will be revealing an on-site order system to fulfill all of your comic needs! Can’t find what you’re looking for at the booth? IDW is implementing a new process where you will have the option to order anything from the IDW warehouse then and there, with free domestic shipping straight to your door included. Ask an IDW staff member for more details.

If that wasn’t enough, IDW will be debuting Mystery Packs containing rare variants, signed and sketched merchandise, and more unique items! These packs will be available as a FREE BONUS to all customers who spend over $100 at the IDW booth. These special packs will be given away on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.

Friday March 23rd

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM G.I. Joe: A Real American HeroLarry Hama (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM The X-Files, V-WarsJonathan Maberry (*A New York Times Bestselling Author!)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM My Little PonyTony Fleecs
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM GoosebumpsJeremy Lambert
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM The Wind In The WillowsDavid Petersen
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM TransformersJohn Barber, Mairghread Scott
  • 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sonic The HedgehogIan Flynn (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)

Saturday March 24th

  • 10:00 – 11:00 PM Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
  • 10:00 – 11:00 PM My Little Pony – Christina Rice
  • 11:00 – 12:00 PM Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM Star Trek: Mirror Broken – David Tipton, Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward (*Check out the show exclusive variant trade paperback!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM The X-Files, V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry (*A New York Times Bestselling Author!)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM M.A.S.K. – Brandon Easton
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM Transformers – John Barber, Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Nyambi Nymabi, Amanda Deibert
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM Star Trek: Discovery – Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson (*Writers for the hit T.V. show!)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM Jem and the Holograms – Sina Grace, Nicole Goux

Sunday March 25th

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Powerpuff Girls – Jake Goldman, Haley Mancini (*Writers and voice actors for the cartoon show!)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Goosebumps – Jeremy Lambert
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Stretch Armstrong – Kevin Burke, Chris “Doc” Wyatt” (*Executive producers and writers for the new show!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Frankenstein Alive, Alive! – Steve Niles, Kelley Jones, Liz Wrightson
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn, Tyson Hesse (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Nyambi Nymabi, Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs

Throughout the weekend, don’t forget to join IDW creators and editors alike in a series of enlightening and entertaining panels! Plus, don’t miss your chance to have your work looked at by an IDW editor!


Jack Kirby’s Centennial Artwork ExtravaganzaFriday, 3/23/18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 209

The Jack Kirby Centennial celebration continues with this incredible presentation of the King’s original comic artwork.  The standing-room-only panel had to turn away fans at both San Diego and New York — and is now in Anaheim for one final encore! Hosted by IDW President and Publisher Greg Goldstein, this special tribute will feature a multi-media display of more than 1,300 pages of Kirby’s original artwork—the largest showing ever—selected from the eight Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition books IDW has published, as well as additional not-yet-published pages that will be new to fans of the books. Everyone who attends will walk away with a special gift!

IDW Portfolio ReviewFriday, 3/23/18, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., Room: 206B

An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

Black Crown: The Ruling ClassFriday, 3/23/18, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Room: 213

Last October, IDW kicked off a new comics revolution with BLACK CROWN, editor Shelly Bond’s audacious creator-owned imprint. Join Bond and her coterie of star talent including Philip Bond (CUD: RICH AND STRANGE) and a special guest as they spill secrets and share amazing art at a panel that can only be called BLACK CROWN: THE RULING CLASS!


IDW Publishing and Star Trek Comics: Keep on Trekkin’Saturday, 3/24/18, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 211

A panel focusing on all the great Star Trek comics coming out from IDW in 2018 and beyond! Special guests including Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, plus writers Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (also a staff writer on the Star Trek Discovery show!), Scott Tipton, David Tipton, and Trek fan-favorite artist J.K. Woodward!

IDW: Transforming and Rolling OutSaturday, 3/24/18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: 208

It’s a year for big changes and even better comics at IDW Publishing! Come hear all about it from Senior Editor Sarah Gaydos, Editor Joe Hughes and a cavalcade of creators to be named later. Expect the usual scintillating chat, major announcements and even some fun giveaways, too.

IDW BookBuzz Live: A Spotlight on New and Upcoming TitlesSaturday, 3/24/18, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room: 213AB

Editors Justin Eisinger and Alonzo Simon bring their online BookBuzz show to WonderCon with a comprehensive look at standout titles from the IDW 2018 schedule.

IDW’s World Famous Artist’s Edition and Artist’s Select Panel – New and Improved, Saturday, 3/24/18, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room: 208

Join Director of Special Projects Scott Dunbier as he takes you upon a Magical Mystery Tour of all things related to great original art and classic comics. Come with questions, and he’ll have some great images to show you… and one or two nifty surprises to announce… and a very special guest star appearance!


IDW’s Hey, Kids! (of All Ages) Comics PanelSunday, 3/25/18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: 213AB

Join your friends at IDW Publishing for the IDW KID’S PANEL 2018! Join editors and talent to discuss all your favorite family-friendly comics, from Star Wars Adventures to My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and beyond. Plus: KIDS! Learn from the experts on how you can become the next generation of comic book creators!

IDW Portfolio ReviewSunday, 3/25/18, 1:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 206B

An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

The Official Sonic the Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall!Sunday, 3/25/18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 300B

A townhall style panel focusing on the four Sonic The Hedgehog books IDW is publishing in April 2018. Special guests include Editor Joe Hughes, Associate Editor David Mariotte, writer Ian Flynn, and artist Tyson Hesse!

IDW Publishing Recaps Comic-Con 2017

Press Release:

San Diego-based publisherIDW, was well represented at this year’s Comic-Con International and made some noise, thanks to IDW’s high profile booth signings, in-demand exclusives, and major announcements! Not to mention walking away from the annual Eisner ceremony with awards for Best Anthology – Love is Love, and Best Reality-Based Work – March: Book Three.

As they celebrated the trilogy’s conclusion, Congressman John LewisAndrew Aydin, and Nate Powell not only received Eisner Awards for March: Book Three, but also Inkpot Awards for their contributions to the field of comics, before leading hundreds of students, teachers, and fans in an inspiring march through Comic-Con.

Love is Love project organizer, Marc Andreyko, was awarded the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for his efforts to aid the victims of the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. The benefit anthology raised over $167K for those affected.

Legendary comics creator Walter Simonson, whose Ragnarök is published under IDW, was honored during the ceremony as well, being inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in recognition of his long and outstanding career.

With so many announcements hitting during the biggest trade show of the year, we’ve compiled a handy guide to what exciting news IDW/Top Shelf made at the event.

Sonic the Hedgehog — Everyone’s favorite blue blur is returning to comics in 2018, now under IDW’s editorial guidance as SEGA announced a new publishing partnership.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — Award-winning creators Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will conclude their careers in comics with a final storyline, “The Tempest,” beginning in June.

Goosebumps — This October, encounter monsters old and new in IDW’s comic series from the terrifying world of R.L. Stine’s bestselling series.

Black Crown’s Assassinistas — This 6-issue miniseries from writer Tini Howard (Hack/Slash) and newly minted Will Eisner Hall of Famer Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) packs a punch. Ex-hitwoman Octavia comes out of retirement, dragging her college-aged son and his boyfriend along on her mission to kick some serious ass this December.

Black Crown’s Punks Not Dead — Courtesy of writer David Barnett and artist Martin Simmonds, cross the pond this January for this UK-based tale of Fergie, a boy in search of his father, and his companion, the ghost of The Sex Pistol’s Sid Vicious (obviously).

TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 — The Heroes in a Half Shell and the original ‘busters will reunite for a 5-week crossover event series this November from Erik BurnhamTom Waltz, and Dan Schoening.

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call —The heroines of the 2016 feature film are returning to comics this October, now with their own series, from Ghostbusters veterans, writer Kelly Thompson and artist Corin Howell.

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions — The new anthology comic set in Jem’s world will premiere this November, with an all-star lineup of rotating creative teams including Jem mainstay Sophie Campbell, plus Kate Leth and Tana Ford joining the jam session.

The X-Files: JFK Disclosure — This two-part special, written by Denton J. Tipton with art by Menton3, will reveal the truth surrounding one of the greatest conspiracies in American history.

Gears of War — The popular video game franchise will return to comics in January 2018, with writer Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) scripting new stories. In addition, IDW will be reprinting the previous Gears of War comics into collections.

Glénat — IDW Publishing and French publisher Glénat are teaming up on a new joint initiative to publish original graphic novels in the U.S. and France, publishing genre graphic novels that will fit into both markets. It kicks off with a new fantasy series, The Highest House, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, creators of The Unwritten.

30 Days of Night  — Fresh art from the upcoming reimagining of the vampire tale set in Alaska was unveiled. From writer/co-creator Steve Niles and artist Piotr Kowalski (Sex), a new take on the modern classic arrives this December.

Star Trek: Discovery — The first details about the comic book tie-in to the upcoming Star Trek TV series were teased, including a Klingon-centric storyline. It will be written by Mike Johnson and Star Trek: Discovery TV writer Kirsten Beyer with art by Tony Shasteen with more details to come about the October launching title.

Visionaries — Hasbro’s Visionaries return to comics was teased from the creative team of writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and artist Fico Ossio (Revolution).

Unicron is coming!  — First Strike, the next major Hasbro comic book event from IDW, will see Unicron enter the picture, which can only mean one thing – destruction!

For additional details or assets for all of the above, please reach out to IDW’s media contact.

IDW Publishing thanks all of its talented creators, dedicated fans, and the hardworking staff of Comic-Con International for another amazing year! See you all in 2018!