Rare Appearances at Boston Comic Con 2016

Sam-Kieth-Maxx_SQPress Release:

Boston Comic Con is excited to announce two incredibly rare appearances by superstar creators Sam Kieth and John Cassaday! They will both be available to meet fans and sign comics on Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13.

Sam Kieth is best known for his creator-owned titles The Maxx and Zero Girl and holds the distinction of co-creating The Sandman alongside writer Neil Gaiman. The Maxx was also adapted into an animated television series for MTV. Other notable work includes Four Women, Ojo, Batman, Lobo, and Wolverine/Hulk and many more titles. This is Kieth’s first East Coast appearance in over a decade!


John_Cassaday_star_wars_SQJohn Cassaday is a fan-favorite artist with acclaimed runs on Planetary, Captain America, Astonishing X-Men, and most recently Marvel’s new Star Wars series. He has worked for every major publisher and drawn covers for titles including Batman, Superman, The Lone Ranger, Avengers, Spider-Man and more. Additionally, Cassaday has provided conceptual art for the feature film adaptation of Watchmen and directed an episode of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse.

These are two stellar additions to a guest list already filled with exceptional talent including Arthur Adams, Mike & Laura Allred, Greg Capullo, Jim Cheung, Amanda Conner, Terry Dodson, Phil Jimenez, Erik Larsen, Jae Lee, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mark Waid, Marv Wolfman, Bernie Wrightson, and many more. No comic fan will want to miss out on this opportunity!

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

IDW Announces Schedule for SDCC 2013

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Press Release:

IDW has fans clamoring for their highly anticipated exclusives at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and now it’s time to crank the excitement up even higher (you didn’t think that was possible, did you?) and reveal IDW’s panel and signing schedules for the convention! Clear your own schedule, because you won’t want to miss any of this!

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Wednesday July 17th

Preview Night

6:00 – 7:30  Berkeleyworks: From Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
 (*Check out the debut of the Berkeley’s new art book!)
6:00 – 7:30  Worlds of Sam Kieth  –  Sam Kieth 
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00  Celebrating The Best of EC: Artist’s Edition – Cathy Gaines-Misfud
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)

Thursday July 18th

11:00 – 12:00  ThreeA Presents – Ashley Wood, Kent Williams
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
11:00 – 12:00  Kiss – Chris Ryall, Tom Waltz, Jamal Igle
12:00 – 1:00  Eternal Descent – Llexi Leon, Misha Mansoor
12:00 – 1:00  Jinnrise – Sohaib Awan 
1:00 – 2:00  Worlds of Sam Kieth  –  Sam Kieth 
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
1:00 – 2:00  America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks
2:00 – 3:00  The Crow – James O’Barr, Director Javier Gutierrez
3:00 – 4:00  My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Tony Fleecs, Katie Cook, Heather Nuhfer (*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00  True Blood – Michael McMillian
5:00 – 6:00  Visual Funk: The Art of Jim Mahfood – Jim Mahfood
5:00 – 6:00  Celebrating Gil Kane’s Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition – Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway
5:00 – 6:00  Celebrating Al Feldstein: Mad Life & Fantastic Art – Grant Geissman
(*Check out the show exclusives, and Al Feldstein pre-signed sheets!)
6:00 – 7:00  Transformers – Chris Metzen, Livio Ramondelli, John Barber, Flint Dille, Joana LaFuente, Mike Johnson, Brendan Cahill

Friday July 19th

10:00 – 11:00 Jericho – Dan Shotz, Kalinda Vasquez, Jon Steinberg, Robert Levine
11:00 – 12:00 The Rocketeer – Mark Waid, Chris Samnee
11:00 – 12:00 The Hollows – Chris Ryall, Sam Kieth
12:00 – 1:00  My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Sara Richard, Brenda Hickey, Heather Nuhfer (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00  Cartoon Network Power Hour! Powerpuff Girls – Troy Little
Samurai Jack – Jim Zub, Andy Suriano 
1:00 – 2:00  Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham, Luis Antonio Delgado
2:00 – 3:00  Xenozoic Tales: Artist’s Edition – Mark Schultz (*Check out the SDCC-exclusive hardcover!)
2:00 – 3:00  ThreeA Presents – Kent Williams, Phil Hale, William Wray
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:00  Zombies vs Robots Prose – Jeff Conner, Mike Dubisch
3:30 – 4:30  X-Files 20th Anniversary! – Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson, Dean Haglund, Joe Harris, Joe Corroney (*ticketed signing – See employee for details; also, check out the Chris Carter exclusive cover!)
5:00 – 6:00  Top Secret Project Reveal!  – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc Andreyko (*Check out the exclusive ashcan!)
5:00 – 6:00  Berkeleyworks: From Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
 (*Check out the debut of the Berkeley’s new art book!)
6:00 – 7:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  – Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Andy Kuhn

Saturday July 20th

10:00 – 11:00 Worlds of Sam Kieth  –  Sam Kieth 
(*Check out the show-exclusive hardcover!)
10:00 – 11:00 Judge Dredd  – Duane Swierczynski
11:00 – 12:00 ThreeA Presents – Ashley Wood, Kent Williams
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
11:00 – 12:00  Superman:The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies – Dean Mullaney, Sid Friedfertig  (*Check out the debut of the book!)
12:00 – 1:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Andy Kuhn
1:00 – 2:00  My Little Pony Tony Fleecs, Brenda Hickey, Heather Nuhfer, Andy Price (*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:00  The Crow – James O’Barr
2:00 – 3:00  Berkeleyworks: From Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
 (*Check out the debut of the Berkeley’s new art book!)
3:00 – 4:00  Doctor Who – Tony Lee, Andy Kuhn, Josh Fialkov, Kelly Yates, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
4:00 – 5:00  G.I. JOE: Cobra Files – Mike Costa
4:00 – 5:00 Top Secret Project Reveal!  – Walter Simonson (*And check out his exclusive Rocketeer hardcover!)
5:00 – 6:00 Xenozoic Tales: Artist’s Edition – Mark Schultz (*Check out the show-exclusive hardcover!)
5:00 – 6:00  Edison Rex – Chris Roberson, Dennis Culver 
5:00 – 6:00  Vitriol The Hunter – Billy Martin (Good Charlotte)
6:00 – 7:00  Star Trek – Mike Johnson, David Messina, Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Joe Corroney, J.K. Woodward

Sunday July 21st

10:00 – 11:00  Celebrating Al Feldstein: Mad Life & Fantastic Art – Grant Geissman
(*Check out the show exclusives, and Al Feldstein pre-signed sheets!)
11:00 – 12:00  Godzilla – Chris Mowry
11:00 – 12:00 Worlds of Sam Kieth  –  Sam Kieth (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)

12:00 – 2:00  INDEPENDENTS DAY!! IDW Creator-Owned Projects! A murderer’s
Row of talent in one place, all signing together!
Killogy – Alan Robert
Fever Ridge – Michael Heimos 
The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger Mesch
Angora Napkin – Troy Little 
Kill Shakespeare – Andy Belanger
Independent Artist – Sam Shearon
Jinnrise – Andrew Huerta

2:00 – 3:00  YOE! Books: Haunted Horror and More – Craig Yoe, Steve Banes
2:00 – 3:00  Top Secret Project Reveal!  – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc Andreyko (*Check out the exclusive ashcan!)
3:00 – 4:00  Transformers Livio Ramondelli, John Barber, Joana LaFuente, Mike Johnson, Mairghread Scott
4:00 – 5:00  America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks

And check out all of IDW’s amazing panels this year!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Featuring Kevin Eastman, Thursday, 7/18/13, 10:00a.m. -11:00a.m., Room: 9
<<10:00–11:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Featuring Kevin Eastman—A special discussion about all things TMNT featuring TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman!  Join Eastman and other members of the IDW Publishing TMNT creative brain-trust, including editor Bobby Curnow and writer Tom Waltz, for what promises to be one shell of a fun and informative time! First 100 guests get a free TMNT comic signed by Tom WaltzRoom 9>>

Spotlight on Dean Mullaney, Thursday, 7/18/13, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m., Room: 4 
<<1:30–2:30 Spotlight on Dean Mullaney—Join Comic-Con special guest, Eisner and Harvey Award-winner and Overstreet Hall of Famer Dean Mullaney (Creative Director, Library of American Comics and founder of Eclipse Comics) for this Q&A session moderated by Ted Adams (CEO/Publisher IDW Publishing). The subjects range from publishing the first graphic novel for the comics shop market in 1978 to preserving the great legacy of America’s greatest newspaper cartoonists. Room 4>>

IDW: Focus on Artist’s Editions, Thursday, 7/18/13, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 4 
<<3:30–4:30 IDW: Focus on Artist’s Editions—Join Artist’s Edition editor Scott Dunbier with Moderator Greg Goldstein, IDW President (with a surprise guest or two) as they give attendees a guided tour of what will be happening in the coming year—including some really incredible announcements, and at least one that will have people saying, “didn’t see that one coming!” Plus special giveaways, trivia contests, and more! Original art fans, this is the one panel you MUST attend! Room 4>>

Hasbro & IDW: Transformers, My Little Pony, G.I. JOE & More, Friday, 7/19/13, 1:30p.m. -2:30p.m., Room: 8 
<<1:30–2:30 Hasbro & IDW: Transformers, My Little Pony, G.I. JOE & More—Secrets will be revealed and hints will be dropped, courtesy the IDW editorial team of John Barber, Bobby Curnow, and Carlos Guzman, plus Hasbro’s Director, Global Publishing Michael Kelly! They’ll be joined by a powerhouse lineup of fan-favorite creators, ready to answer your questions! Room 8>>

The X-Files with Creator Chris Carter, Friday, 7/19/13, 1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m., Room: 5AB
<<1:45–2:45 The X-Files with Creator Chris Carter—Trust No One… but IDW to bring back The X-Files in a big way. This special panel will feature series creator Chris Carter and “Scully” herself, actress Gillian Anderson, discussing 20 years of the X-Files, the new Season 10 comic, and more! Along for the ride will be moderator and Lone Gunman Dean Haglund, IDW’s Chris Ryall and Denton Tipton, and XFiles: Season 10 writer Joe Harris! Room 5AB>>

IDW: The Panel to End All Panels, Friday, 7/19/13, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
<<4:00–5:00 IDW: The Panel to End All Panels— IDW’s annual panel extravaganza is back! Come hear what Marketing guy Dirk Wood, CCO Chris Ryall, editors Scott Dunbier and Sarah Gaydos, along writer/comedian/actor Taran Killam (SNL), writer Marc Andreyko, comic legends Sam Kieth, Eric Shanower and Walter Simonson, and writer/editor David Wohl have coming your way next year! Room 4>>

Global Comics – Jinnrise and Beyond, Friday, 7/19/13, 10:30 – 11:30a.m., Room 8
<<10:30-11:30 Global Comics – Jinnrise and Beyond Moderator Sohaib Awan lead a discussion centered on the challenges and potential stories global myths offer comic fans here and overseas.  Joining Sohaib will be Andrew Huerta (Artist on IDW Publishing’s Jinnrise), Tom Taylor (Creator of Gestalt Comics’ The Deep and lead writer on DC Comics’ Injustice), Alexis Kirsch (Editor of VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump), Wolfgang Bylsma (Editor-in-Chief of Gestalt Comics) and Greg Broadmore (WETA Workshop Lead Concept Designer).  Each attendee with receive a signed copy of IDW Publishing’s Jinnrise and other items from our panelists’ publishers. Room 8>>

Breaking in to Comics with IDW’s Editorial Team, Saturday, 7/20/13, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE 
<<11:00–12:00 Breaking in to Comics with IDW’s Editorial Team— Aspiring creators, this is for you! Come listen to a team of IDW editors, including Chris RyallJohn BarberTom Waltz and Jeff Webber, as well as some current IDW creators like Heather Nuhfer and Livio Ramondelli, on what they did, what to do and what not to do, and other arcane bits of information and tips on carving out some creative space in the comic industry! Room 28DE>>

Judge Dredd Comics: IDW & Rebellion, Saturday, 7/20/13, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 9 
20 years in an Iso-Cube if you miss this one! Join moderator Douglas Wolk, IDW’s Chris RyallJudge Dredd writer Duane Swierczynski, artist Ulises Farinas, and 2000AD’s Ben Smith, Michael Molcher and Keith Richardson, along with creator Henry Flint, and more for a drokkin’ good time discussing everyone’s favorite Mega-City One judge.

Spotlight on Sam Kieth, Saturday, 7/20/13, 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m., Room: 9
<<5:00–6:00 Spotlight on Sam Kieth—Sam Kieth is one of the quirkiest and most eccentric artist’s in comics. His unique art style and incredible drawing ability have won him legions of fans worldwide. Now, in an extremely rare appearance at Comic-Con, you can join Sam, along with his long-time friend and editor Scott Dunbier, as they have an informal gabfest covering the wild spectrum that is Sam’s career (Sandman, Wolverine, The Maxx and much more)—trust us, you will not see another panel like this one all weekend! Room 9>>

YOE! Books Presents: Dr. Fredric Wertham & The Politics of Pre-Code Horror! Saturday, 7/20/13, 7:30p.m. – 8:30p.m., Room: 26AB
<<7:30–8:30 YOE! Books Presents: Pre-Code Comics’ Worst Horror: Dr. Fredric Wertham!—Join the award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe, his pal Steve Banes from “The Horrors of It All” blog, and special guests, for a lively discussion and Q&A session about the comics that gave you night terrors, before the U.S. Senate and Dr. Frederic Wertham shut them down during THEIR OWN reign of terror! Hi-jinx, fun, and thoughtful discourse will abound! Room 26AB>>

IDW Kids Comics: A Panel for All Ages! Ponies, Turtles & More!, Sunday, 7/21/13, 11:00a.m. -12:00p.m., Room: 4 

<<11:00–12:00 IDW Kids Comics: A Panel for All Ages! Ponies, Turtles & More!—Editors Chris RyallSarah GaydosBobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz, and a host of amazing creators like Erik BurnhamHeather NuhferAmy MebbersonBrenda Hickey, and Sara Richard, discuss the growing slate of all-ages titles at IDW — including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Ghostbusters, Popeye, KISS Kids, and more.
Plus, free comics for attendees! Room 4>>

And! Join the IDW All-Stars at these other panels around the show:

Digital First Comics: The New Trend, Friday 2:30 – 3:30, Room 8 – VP Digital Publishing, Jeff Webber
Digital & Print: Friends or Foes? Friday 6:00 – 7:00, Room 9 – VP Digital Publishing, Jeff Webber
Rise of the Independents, Friday 6:00 – 7:00, Room 32AB – VP of Marketing Dirk Wood
Comic Book Entrepeneurs, Saturday 12:00 – 1:00, Room 28DE – CEO/Publisher Ted Adams
The Power of Geek: Brands & Media, Saturday 4:00 – 5:00, Room 28DE – CEO/Publisher Ted Adams
Beautiful Books: Graphic Design Saturday 5:00 – 6:00, Room 4 – SVP/Graphic Designer Robbie Robbins

Whew! This is shaping up to be one heck of a convention, and one of the busiest for IDW; we can’t wait to see you there!

SDCC 2013 Adds 13 More Including Wendy and Richard Pini, J.H. Williams, Etc.

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13 More Guests Added to the Comic-Con Line-up!

Comic-Con 2013 is less than three short months away, and 13 more great special guests have been added to the already-stellar line-up! Part of this group highlights some of our anniversary celebrations, including the 35th anniversary of Elfquest, the 25th anniversary of Sandman, and the 20th anniversary of Milestone Media.

You can’t celebrate any anniversary of Elfquest without, or course,Wendy and Richard Pini. One of the first self-publishers, the Pinis began their epic tale in 1978, it and quickly grew in popularity, spawning numerous collections, prose novels, and an ongoing and vibrant fan community. Wendy is also known for her work on a series of Beauty and the Beast graphic novels (based on the original TV series starring Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton). More recently, Wendy completed a reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death.

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a new series and an appearance by Gaiman at Comic-Con. Award-winning artist J.H. Williams III is the artist on that new series. Famous for his recent run onBatwoman (and nominated once again, as Best Cover Artist in this year’s Eisner Awards), Williams is also known forPromethea and Chase. And speaking of covers, artist/filmmaker Dave McKean comes to Comic-Con to help celebrate Dream’s 25th. McKean’s evocative covers were an important part of Sandman’s success and his art graced each issue of the original series. Artist Sam Kieth, who illustrated the first five issues of Sandman when it debuted in 1988, is also known for his work on his own creations, The Maxx and Zero Girl, plus a run of memorable Batman tales at DC. (Sam Kieth’s appearance is co-sponsored by IDW Publishing.)

The 20th anniversary of Milestone Media is another of our celebrations this year, and co-founders Denys Cowan (The Question, Batman, Hardware), Derek T. Dingle, and Michael Davis join previously announced guest Charlotte Fullerton (the widow of Milestone co-founder Dwayne McDuffie) as special guests. Milestone focused on minorities in comics—as both creators and characters—forging a fan-favorite universe. One of their titles, Static Shock, went on to become an animated hit on television.

Other added special guests include:

Ellen Forney, the Eisner Award-nominated (for Best Reality-Based Work) writer/artist of Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me. Forney’s other work includes I Love Led Zeppelin and Monkey Food.

Russ Heath, the legendary artist best known for his work on war titles for DC Comics, such as The Haunted Tank. Heath also did the memorable 1960s series Sea Devils. He is a member of the Will Eisner Hall of Fame.

Georges Jeanty, the artist behind the popular Dark Horse series Joss Whedon’s Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. Jeanty has drawn both Season 8 and Season 9 of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling series.

Rep. John Lewis from Georgia’s 5th District, who comes to Comic-Con with his new graphic novel, MARCH, co-written by Andrew Advin and drawn by Nate Powell. The book chronicles his years in the Civil Rights movement. (Rep. Lewis’s appearance is courtesy Top Shelf Productions.)

Fred Perry, the writer/artist behind the popular Gold Digger series published by Antarctic Press. Perry has produced over 5,000 pages in 22 years since the series began, with a consecutive run of over 200 issues of his American manga series.

For a complete list of special guests appearing at Comic-Con International 2013, please click here.

SF – Samplings and Dabblings Exhibit

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Artist Sam Kieth makes a rare public appearance at the Cartoon Art Museum on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11:00 AM till 2:00PM! RSVP on Facebook!

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum presents Samplings and Dabblings: a retrospective, a celebration of the art of Sam Kieth. This exhibition traces Kieth’s career from 1988, when he collaborated with writer Neil Gaiman to produced the first issues of the acclaimed Sandman comic book series through his fan favorite run drawing Wolverine for Marvel Comics Presents and other early works. In 1993, Kieth published perhaps his best known character, The Maxx, through Image Comics, in a series that spawned an animated spin-off on MTV’s Oddities. The ever-experimental artist produced additional creator-owned works for publishers including WildStorm and Oni, and his most recent comics work including The Hollows and Mars Attacks! is available from IDW Publishing.

In addition to his well known (and occasionally not well known) comics work, Samplings and Dabblings also examines the paintings, comics and sculpture that comprise Kieth’s ongoing “Trout-a-verse” project.

“In the same way, in all my stories, I’m trying to have compassion for these characters who’ve been through hell, or who’ve put themselves through hell, and are, in some way, all alter egos for me. So whether work-for-hire or creator owned, the themes are all continuous in my work. Some of the characters are owned by evil conglomerates, others are just waiting to be picked off by evil conglomerates, and some of them are so weird that no evil conglomerate wants to touch them with a stick…but they’re all part of one, giant ‘Sam-story.’”

The exhibition opens on March 1, 2013, the 20th anniversary of The Maxx, although museum patrons will get a sneak peek at Samplings and Dabblings on February 23 and 24. A reception is planned to accompany the release of a full-color exhibition catalog in April, to be printed and distributed by IDW Publishing. The catalog features a 10,000-word career-spanning interview with Sam Kieth, conducted by Cartoon Art Museum curator Andrew Farago. Details about the reception and catalog will be announced soon.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

CA – The Hollows Signing


Sam Kieth signs at World’s Best Comics on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm.

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Press Release:

Comic book artist Sam Kieth is doing a store signing for the first time since… well probably since he did a store signing for the first issue release of his comic The Maxx sometime back in 1993 at World’s Best Comics!

This rare appearance is in support of Sam Kieth’s newest comic book The Hollows, written by Chris Ryall with art by Sam Kieth.

Kieth is best known for creating The Maxx which got adapted into a popular animated show which aired on MTV’s Oddities programming. Kieth is also known for his work on other such titles as Wolverine, Sandman, Four Women, Zero Girl, Batman, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Lobo, My Inner Bimbo, Ojo, Legs, Aliens Earth War, 30 Days of Night, and Friends of Maxx to name a few.

The signing will be on Saturday January 12th from 2-4pm.

World’s Best Comics
2608 Watt Ave. Sacramento,CA 95821

TMNT Returns with Co-Creator Kevin Eastman

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The Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Make a Triumphant Return to Comics

New “Heroes on a Half-Shell” Series Debuts in August with TMNT Co-Creator, Kevin Eastman

 IDW Publishing and Nickelodeon today announced that the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic series, featuring the beloved “Heroes in a Half-shell,” will premiere in August 2011. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be back in action and ready to fight off evil once again, with an impressive creative team led by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman!

Starting in August, IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will kick off with a brand new installment of the original series, led by Eastman and co-writer Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Past Life, Infestation: Outbreak). Phenomenal new-comer Dan Duncan will bring the Turtles to life with dynamic interior art, while Sam Kieth and Walter Simonson provide eye-catching covers for issues one and two, respectively. Eastman will also provide layouts for Duncan’s art, as well as variant covers.

This first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series will feature new and exciting storylines that maintain the “turtle power” core beloved by millions of fans. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael reunite to bring their ninja aptitude and teenage attitude in these all-new, action-packed adventures based on the original series. The first story arc will tell the origin story of the Turtles and introduce a new villain, the fearsome mutant alley cat, Old Hob. Featuring a cast of familiar characters, including Master Splinter, April O’Neill, Casey Jones, and true to the spirit of the original comics created by Eastman and Peter Laird, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are bigger and badder than ever, and ready to rock old and new fans alike.

IDW and Nickelodeon have a long-term partnership to offer an all-new installment of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and graphic novels. IDW’s new comics are part of a larger initiative to bring Turtles to a new generation of fans, starting with these new storylines from the original series that recapture the magic of the original Turtles comics. Additionally, in fourth quarter 2012, Nickelodeon will premiere a new CG-animated version of the wildly popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in comic stores throughout North America in August 2011. Diamond order code JUN11 0370.