IDW Announces SDCC 2014 Exclusives & Debuts

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idw-sdcc14There is something for everyone on this year’s IDW San Diego Comic Con International exclusives list! See below for the must-haves from IDW and download the ultimate IDW 2014 SDCC Exclusives Shopping Guide PDF (www.idwpublishing.com) for full descriptions and cover images.

A few exclusives are available for pre-order from IDW’s webstore (shop.idwpublishing.com) beginning today, July 7. Fans that preorder will be able to pick up their books from the IDW booth, #2643. All exclusives will be available during show hours at the booth, see you there!

ARTIST’S EDITION EXCLUSIVES

Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: Artist’s Edition Variant HC
Mike Mignola is one of the preeminent comics creators of the past 25 years and Hellboy, his iconic creation, struck a meteoric chord with fans from the very start and has not abated in the 20 years since his debut. Featuring a variant cover from Mignola himself, only available at SDCC!
$125, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

Dave Gibbon’s Watchmen: Artifact Edition Variant HC
Watchmen has been called the greatest graphic novel of all time. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created a story and graphic narrative unlike anything that preceded it, and revitalized the entire art form that followed. Featuring a variant cover from Dave Gibbons, who’ll be signing all 5 days of the Con at the IDW booth!
$100, Limited to 225 copies, 2 per person
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

Walter Simonson’s Thor: Artist Edition Variant HC (2nd Printing)
IDW, in cooperation with MARVEL Comics, proudly presents Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition, collecting seven complete issues of Simonson’s transcendent run on The Mighty Thor, including the groundbreaking first arc that introduced Beta Ray Bill. Featuring a variant cover by the Mighty Walter Simonson!
$100, Limited to 125 copies, 2 per person
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

Also, look for the show debut of the Steranko Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition HC! And watch for Mike Mignola, Dave Gibbons, Walter Simonson, and Jim Steranko ALL signing in the IDW booth!

GODS, MONSTERS, AND ROBOTS! (Oh My!)

Ragnarok #1 Variant
With a matte cover and spot-varnish treatment of Walter Simonson’s menacing Thor sketch, this convention exclusive will not last long!
$10, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person

Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 B&W Variant
Relive the acclaimed series’ frightful beginning in black & white for the first time! Gabriel Rodriguez’s original line work is on full display in this very special convention exclusive!
$10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person

Locke & Key: The Covers of Gabriel Rodriguez Variant HC
This convention exclusive displays an original blue-line pencils and inks cover by Gabriel Rodriguez for the show debut of this Locke & Key covers collection!
$40, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland Variant HC
This special convention variant features a bloody exclusive cover by Locke & Key co-creator and artist, Gabriel Rodriguez for Joe Hill’s original new comic miniseries hardcover collection.
$40, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

Monster Motors Variant Edition
Ghostbusters artist Dan Schoening provides a convention exclusive cover celebrating the madness that is Comic-Con for Brian Lynch’s newest IDW project!
$10, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

Winterworld #1 Variant
All-new stories based on the Chuck Dixon/Jorge Zaffino classic with Dixon returning to script and Butch Guice doing some of the best work of his illustrious artistic career. Convention exclusive cover featuring Wynn, by Will Rosado!
$5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1 Variant
There will be two convention exclusive covers to collect for the premiere issue of this jaw-dropping new series:
- Line art cover by none other than Rob Liefeld – $5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person
- Full-color wrap around cover by series artist and co-writer, Tom Scioli -$5, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person

Also, watch out for the blank sketch edition of Transformers vs. G.I. JOE #1, as well as the three variant covers on sale with Diamond Comic Distributors!

GI Joe: Silent Interlude Variant HC
The convention exclusive of G.I. JOE #21 remastered from the original art and lovingly recolored with Larry Hama’s original layouts and Steve Leialoha’s finishes featuring a homage cover to the famous issue by superstar artist, Ashley Wood.
$40, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

Metal Gear Solid Deluxe Variant HC
Get your convention exclusive copy, with front and back cover artwork by Ashley Wood, of this oversized collection of the entire series from celebrated artists Ashley Wood and Rufus Dayglo,
$75, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

FOR SHELL HEADS (AKA TMNT FANS)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Special Variant
Don’t miss out on the special convention exclusive cover by The Manhattan Projects artist, Nick Pitarra for this spectacular anthology of all-new tales from the comic creators who have most influenced the Turtles over the decades!
$10, Limited to 300 copies, 5 per person
A Blank Sketch Cover also available!
$10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original (Mirage) #1 Reissue
This special convention exclusive issue re-presents the very first debut issue, from 1984, with co-creator Kevin Eastman’s original coloring with cover options:
- Pencils by Eastman, Inks by TMNT co-creator Peter Laird – $10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person
- Pencils by Eastman, signed by Kevin himself! – $25, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Collection Variant HC Vol. 5
This black & white convention exclusive cover by Kevin Eastman matches the four previous volumes that have all had the same treatment as convention exclusives.
$50, Limited to 200 copies, 2 per person
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

FOR KIDS OF EVERY AGE

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #21 Exclusive Pony Pack Edition
Featuring an 8 page story unavailable ANYWHERE ELSE! The villainous Mane-iac takes over the cover to this convention exclusive that comes complete with your first look inside the My Little Pony Annual 2014, featuring the debut of the super-heroic Pony Pack!
$10, Limited to 500 copies, 5 per person

Angry Birds Comics #1 Variant
Cosplaying piggies grace this convention exclusive cover by Jon Sommariva for the world’s most popular mobile game franchise comic book debut! Featuring fun-filled, action packed stories from Eisner-nominee Jeff Parker and Eisner Award-winner Paul Tobin, this is a must-get book!
$5, Limited to 300 copies, 5 per person
A Blank Sketch Cover also available!
$10, Limited to 500 copies, 5 per person

Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! #1 Variant
The San Diego Convention Center is invaded by characters from across the Cartoon Network universe in this convention exclusive variant cover by series artist, Derek Charm!
$5, Limited to 300 copies, 5 per person
A Blank Sketch Cover also available!
$10, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person

Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War!: Johnny Bravo One-Shot Variant
Grab this convention exclusive cover by the creator of Johnny Bravo, Van Partible, for the first of five one-shots tying directly into the Super Secret Crisis War!
$5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

Skylanders #0
The comic debut of Skylanders! Unavailable anywhere else!! This Zero Issue focuses on all your fan-favorite characters and featuring a prequel story tying directly into the new Skylanders Trap Team videogame. The convention exclusive cover by Fico Ossio and David Garcia Cruz features Spyro, Stealth Elf, and Trigger Happy.
$5, Limited to 700 copies, 5 per person

A TOY & A KEY (COLLECTIBLES)

Paschaborg 001 (3A Toy)
From Count Kriegstein’s imagination straight to your hearts is PASCHABORG 001! Exclusively available through IDW Publishing, PASCHABORG 001 is Ashley Wood’s 2014 San Diego Comic-Con offering. We suggest you pre-order yours now because she won’t last long!
$150, Limited to 100 pieces, 1 per person
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE: http://3a.idwpublishing.com

Locke & Key: Alpha Key
The highly sought after keys made by Skelton Crew Studios, modeled after Gabriel Rodriguez’s designs in Locke & Key, return to the IDW Booth at San Diego Comic-Con with the specially plated edition of the Alpha Key.
$25, Limited to 100 pieces, 1 per person

Look for more news soon from IDW on San Diego Comic-Con International! You won’t believe the list of creators we’ve got coming. Here’s a hint, a whole bunch of them have books on this list!

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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; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and 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.

MA – NOS4A2 Signing

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Joe Hill appears at Haverhill Public Library to talk about NOS4A2 with special guest Christopher Golden on Monday May 12th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Haverhill Public Library is excited to announce that New York Times Bestselling Author Joe Hill will be here May 12th! Joe will be talking NOS4A2, our 2014 Haverhill Reads book! Demand will be high and space limited, so register now via our events calendar! We’re also excited to announce that NYT Bestseller Christopher Golden will be here too!!

Don’t forget to check the events calendar for other great Haverhill Reads programs May 12-22nd!

Pick up your copy of NOS4A2 now, we have lots of copies–but add your name to the holds list if they’re all checked out.

Joe Hill is the author of Heart Shaped Box, 20th Century Ghosts, Horns (soon to be a film starring Daniel Radcliffe), NOS4A2, and the Locke and Key comic book series!

Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
978) 373-1586

 

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Keith Giffen, Fernando Ruiz, Charles Paul Wilson III, Anthony Marques, Andre Szymanowicz, Fabio Redivo, Nick Justus, Adam McGoven, Ellen Stedfeld, Mike Morrocco, Max Fuchs, Alexia Veldhuisen and more appear at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! Full details at the link…

Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-0042

Joe Hill & IDW Publishing Appear at Baltimore Comic-Con 2013

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The Baltimore Comic-Con is excited to announce the addition of comic writer and novelist, Joe Hill, courtesy of IDW Publishing, to the growing list of creators for this year’s show. In addition, IDW will also be exhibiting at the show and hosting a panel as well!

Joe Hill published his first book, a collection of short stories entitled 20th Century Ghosts, in 2005 and followed that up in 2007 with Heart-Shaped Box, his first full-length novel. But Hill is best known among comic fans for his work on IDW’s groundbreaking horror series, Locke & Key, which launched in 2008. The book, which is a series of mini-series, is coming to an end with October’s Alpha #2, and has been optioned for film by Universal Studios.

In addition to Locke & Key, Hill is also the author of the Kodiak, The Cape, The Cape: 1969, Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland, and Thumbprint from IDW. He received an Eisner Award in 2011 for Best Writer (Locke & Key) and is nominated for a Harvey Award this year for Best Writer (also Locke & Key).

IDW Publishing was founded in 1999 and has since grown to become one of the top comic book publishers in the United States. Their catalog of books include such licensed properties as G.I. Joe, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, The Crow, My Little Pony, Star Trek, and The X-Files, as well as original comic series such as 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Kill Shakespeare, Fever Ridge: The Tale of McArthur’s Jungle War, and Jinrise.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Joe and IDW attending the show and the Harvey Awards this year,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Joe’s contribution to the horror genre in comics and in literature has left a lasting effect on both mediums, and IDW has continued to publish some of the best work in comics month-in and month-out for nearly 15 years! This is going to be such a treat for all the fans attending this year’s show!”

Joe Hill and IDW Publishing join our previously announced guests, including: Josh Adams (Doctor Who); Neal Adams (First X-Men); Brian Bolland (Dial H); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); David Finch (Justice League of America); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Jimmy Palmiotti (Batwing); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Kevin Smith (Batman: The Widening Gyre); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk), and Bill Willingham (Fables).

IDW Brings Locke & Key Talent to Boston Comic Con 2013

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idw_bcc13For its first appearance at Boston Comic-Con, IDW Publishing will be bringing the talented creators of Locke & Key and their collaborators, as the celebrated series opens the door on its final chapter, Locke & Key: Alpha. Boston Comic-Con will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center on August 3 – 4, and IDW will have some special surprises for the attendees!

Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez will be appearing together for the last time before Locke & Key comes to its climactic conclusion. Joining the series creators will be IDW’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. Shane Leonard, the artist behind Locke & Key’s striking photo-variant covers, will also be in attendance alongside Israel Skelton, the Skelton Crew Studios mastermind behind IDW’s sellout Locke & Key replica keys. Skelton will be bringing a variety of keys including the very limited SDCC Shadow Key and select other works with him for sale at the Skelton Crew booth, next to IDW’s booth.

In addition to the Locke & Key gang, writer Jason Ciaramella (The Cape, Thumbprint) and Hill’s newest collaborator Charles Paul Wilson III (Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland) will also be present for two huge signings with all these amazing creators in one place! The first signing will be held on Saturday from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and the next, Sunday from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. To help celebrate the tremendous signing C.P. Wilson III will be bringing some menacing prints with him from the new series Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland!

On Sunday August 4th a special Locke & Key panel will be held from 2:00pm – 2:45pm in the Waterfront Room featuring Hill, Rodriguez and Ryall as they reflect on the series and discuss the imminent harrowing future for the Lockes! A can’t-miss panel at a can’t-miss convention!

IDW is pleased to attend Boston Comic-Con, and looks forward to seeing you at the show!

IDW Announces NOS4A2 Prequel WRA1TH

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In a brand-new limited series that will serve as a prequel to his New York Times bestselling novel, NOS4A2, Joe Hill will be taking readers on a dark plunge into the dizzying world of Christmasland. The first comic that Hill has written since the stunning conclusion of his award-winning masterpiece Locke & Key, Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland is equal parts mystery and horror.

According to Hill, “The world of NOS4A2 is very, very big, and I only had a chance to explore a part of it in the course of the novel. I told the story I wanted to tell, but I also feel there’s a lot more to discover. In NOS4A2, we learn about Charles Talent Manx the iii, who has kept himself alive for over a century by draining an essential life force out of children, warping them into giddy monsters. When he’s done with them—when Charlie has what he wants—he takes them to Christmasland, where they live forever and ever in an eternal Christmas Day. They live for fun and are good at having it, whether they’re playing a game of tag… or a bloody game of scissors for the drifter. In Wraith, we’re going back to Christmasland at an earlier time, to find out what happens when some unlucky grown-ups find themselves on Gumdrop Lane, and Charlie’s children decide to have some fun with them. It’s very much a standalone story, and it’s my intention to craft something that can be loved by people who have never cracked the cover of NOS4A2, while hopefully giving those who liked the book a new Charlie Manx tale to enjoy.”

In Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland, Hill is joined by illustrator Charles Paul Wilson III (Stuff of Legend), who provides interior art and creepy Christmasland-themed covers, as well as by his Locke & Key partner Gabriel Rodriguez, who is providing covers for each issue. Issue 1 (re)introduces the reader to Charlie Manx, his world, and his car, a vintage 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith that runs on human souls instead of gasoline. When a luckless child falls into Charlie’s grasp, her new best friend soothes her with a story: his story. From there, the series introduces a new cast of characters to Christmasland, and fully delves into its wonderfully devilish delights, as the sound of sleigh-bells ring in the background…

“NOS4A2 was Joe Hill’s most accomplished novel to date, and its memorable villain Charlie Manx deserves the additional focus this series will bring,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “Joe and CP Wilson III have some nightmarishly clever things planned for this series, from an advent calendar-style cover to some bloody good fun on the interiors as well. The readers are really gonna get taken for a ride in this one.”

Joe Hill has made a name for himself as both a successful novelist and comic book author. Frequently publishing short stories and appearing in anthologies, Hill has rapidly become a literary force. His first novel Heart-Shaped Box won the Bram Stoker award for “Best First Novel.” His critically acclaimed comic series from IDW, Locke & Key, was recently optioned for a film by Universal Pictures, and won Hill an Eisner award for “Best Writer.”