IDW’s Show-Stopping San Diego Comic-Con Highlights

With all the exciting news coming out of 2018’s San Diego Comic-Con International, even the most devoted IDW fan may have missed a news bite or two! IDW Publishing has shared with us highlights of the latest news. Continue for full press release.

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IDW’s Show-Stopping
San Diego Comic-Con Highlights

In Case You Missed It: IDW, Top Shelf, Black Crown, and IDW Entertainment Share the News from “America’s Finest City”


SAN DIEGO, CA (July 25, 2018) – With all the exciting news coming out of 2018’s Comic-Con International, even the most devoted IDW fan may have missed a news bite or two! For your enjoyment, we are proud to share the latest updates from IDW, its imprints, and sister companies!
Marvel and IDW to Create New Comic Books for the Next Generation of Readers
Marvel Entertainment and IDW Publishing will develop middle-grade comic books designed for younger readers, available at local comic book shops and book retailers across the country, thereby expanding opportunities for the next generation of Super Heroes to experience the Marvel Universe!
Launching in November 2018, the Marvel and IDW collaboration will kick off with a Spider-Man series by Delilah S. Dawson and Fico Ossio (and featuring both Peter Parker and Miles Morales), followed by an Avengers series beginning in December and a Black Panther series in January 2019. FULL STORY.
George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy Coming in 2019
In summer 2019, Top Shelf Productions will publish actor/author/activist George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy, created in collaboration with Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker. Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II.
Readers will experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. They Called Us Enemy is a beautiful and powerfully resonant graphic memoir of direct experience with American xenophobia. FULL STORY.
Shredder in Hell Explores the Sinister Forces Behind the IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe
Acclaimed TMNT artist Mateus Santolouco will both write and draw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell, a five-issue miniseries slated to debut in early 2019 that serves as a sequel to the fan-favorite Secret History of the Foot Clan storyline.
“I’m very humbled and thankful to help expand the rich universe of TMNT,” says Santolouco. “We’re not only revealing Shredder’s role in a conspiracy of divine proportions, but we’ll have a better understanding of his fears and ambitions. Oroku Saki is more human than ever… and this will only make him an even stronger force for the TMNT to face.” FULL STORY.
John Barber Inducted into 2018 Transformers Hall of Fame
In a surprise turn at the Hasbro Product Panel, Hasbro inducted not only two characters into their Transformers Hall of Fame, but real-live human being John Barber, as well! The unexpected announcement acknowledged his many years of service in writing and editing IDW’s Transformers titles, and Barber – an unsuspecting audience member – was called up to accept his award in person.
“It was a real surprise and an absolute honor,” says Barber. “I’ve done my best to live up to the legacy of these characters and their stories, and I want to thank all my friends at Hasbro and my collaborators in the world of comics — and, of course, all the fans. We wouldn’t be anywhere without you!”
Team Sonic Racing Comic Book Drifts into Your Local Comic Shop in October
IDW Publishing and SEGA (R) of America are proud to announce the Team Sonic Racingcomic book, a one-shot special by writer Caleb Goellner and artist Adam Bryce Thomas. Following hot on the heels of IDW’s fan-favorite Sonic The Hedgehog (TM) series, the events of the Team Sonic Racing comic will lead directly into the highly-anticipated video game that arrives this winter!
Sonic and his teammates Knuckles and Tails journey to a new planet, enter a race unlike any other… and must prevent an old foe from obtaining a powerful new technology! The Team Sonic Racing comic book will be available from IDW in October! FULL STORY.
Kim Dwinell Announces Surfside Girls Sequel for 2019
Top Shelf Productions announced that Surfside Girls, Kim Dwinell’s celebrated graphic novel series for middle-grade readers about friendship, fun, and lost mysteries of the local landscape, will receive a full-length sequel next summer.
“I’ve had so much fun this last year watching readers of all ages discover Sam and Jade’s world,” says author Kim Dwinell. “I packed Surfside Girls with Southern California sunshine, and I hope everyone enjoys spending time with it as much as I do. I’m absolutely stoked to show you what the girls get up to in Book Two!” FULL STORY.
Go-Bots Celebrates 35th Anniversary with All-New Comic Book Series by Tom Scioli
IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Tom Scioli, the visionary creator that brought you Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, will unleash his imagination on the wonderful world of Go-Bots! Launching in October, Go-Bots will be the first story to feature classic toy and cartoon characters like Leader-1, Scooter, Turbo, and Cy-Kill’s Renegades in over three decades!
“This is a dream project – I’m writing, drawing, coloring, and hand-lettering this book. It’s a labor of love,” says Scioli. “The idea of robots with human personalities used to be science fiction. Now, the world of living machines is here – we’re living it. The time is right for Go-Bots!” FULL STORY.
Tales from Vader’s Castle Celebrates Spooky Stories in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Readers of all ages will explore the creepiest corners of the galaxy in Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle, a thrilling five-part comic book event hitting stands every Wednesday in October. Fan-favorites Cavan Scott and Derek Charm team up with an incredible roster of guest artists for this special miniseries, just in time for Halloween.
“Tackling the Dark Lord of the Sith? That’s a childhood dream… or should I say, a nightmare!” says Cavan Scott. “Vader terrified me growing up, and I can’t wait to add to the legacy of Star Wars’ villain, providing frightening new scares for the next generation.” FULL STORY.
Wynonna Earp Renewed for Season Four at Syfy
On Saturday night, official news broke that Wynonna Earp would be renewed for a fourth season at Syfy. The revelation is something of an annual tradition at Comic-Con, as the cast and creators – on-hand for panels and signings – have learned of each year’s renewal while attending the show.
“We are absolutely delighted that Wynonna Earphas been renewed for a fourth season. We are so grateful to Syfy for their relentless and ferocious support of the series and the Earper fandom,” says showrunner Emily Andras. FULL STORY.
Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Showcased in Upcoming IDW Artist’s Edition
Bernie Wrightson is universally regarded as the finest horror artist of the last 50 years, and Frankenstein was his undisputed opus. IDW Publishing is proud to announce that this masterpiece of illustration will be presented in the Eisner Award-winning Artist’s Edition format for late next year.
“I’m incredibly pleased and somewhat stunned – it has been a dream of mine for years to do this book. It’s truly an honor,” says Artist’s Edition Editor Scott Dunbier. FULL STORY.
IDW Congratulates Pablo Tunica, Co-Winner of the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award
Sharing the good news from the 30th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards ceremony, IDW Publishing is proud to recognize Pablo Tunica, artist of TMNT Universe, as co-winner of the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award.
“Congratulations to Pablo for his well-deserved win!” says John Barber, Editor-in-Chief. “His art style – frenetic, organic, and whimsical – has been a perfect fit here at IDW, bringing life and vibrancy to the world of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and every single project graced by his pencil, pen, and brush.” FULL STORY.
Lodger, by David and Maria Lapham, Finds a Home at IDW’s Black Crown Imprint
Eisner Award-winning legends David and Maria Lapham bring Lodger, a brutal psychological thriller, to Black Crown, IDW’s creator-owned imprint for fiercely independent voices. Debuting in October, Lodger is a pulse-pounding game of cat-and-mouse through roadside America between a vengeful young woman and the serial killer who ruined her life.
Maria Lapham says, “David and I rarely have time to work on stories that don’t fit into Stray Bullets continuity, but (Black Crown editor/curator) Shelly Bond had other ideas. Lodger is a twisted love story – dark and grimy – like all the best crime noir. We can’t wait for readers to see it.” FULL STORY.
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