idwpanel.jpg

Here’s your wrap up of the IDW Panel held at the New York Comic Con 2009.

  • To celebrate the 10th anniversary of IDW publishing, the company will release two books; one that features every cover ever printed by the company, and the other full of interviews with those who helped shape the company over the years.
  • A new Angel series is on the way.  It will be five issues, co-written by Juliet Landau.
  • Angel: Blood & Trenches, will find Angel in World War I, and written by John Byrne.
  • Fallen Angel ends with issue #31, however the company will relaunch with a new #1, which will feature a character from the Buffy universe.  The story will take place during the season five of the Buffy television series.
  • A new Spike series is on the way as well.
  • IDW will release a prequel series to the upcoming Astro Boy movie written by Scott Tipton.
  • Best news of the day – Doctor Who becomes a monthly beginning in July.  The first two issues find the Doctor in 1927 hooking up with Charlie Chaplin.
  • Don’t expect any new tales of the old Doctors because of licensing issues.
  • Fans of Star Trek will want to get the Star Trek: Countdown series, as it leads directly into the upcoming movie.
  • What of Star Trek before Kirk and Spock?  Check out Star Trek Crew, also written by John Byrne.
  • You want more Star Trek?
    • Star Trek: Klingons
    • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Savior 28 arrives in 2009, written by J.M. DeMatteis
  • More Zombies vs. Robots is on the way.  You can get electronic versions of the first series on iTunes today.
  • Chris Eliopoulous’s Desperate Times is being collected in a huge volume.
  • John Byrne is cleaning up at IDW, with Next Men getting a hardcover.
  • Michael Chiklis is working on Olympus with Marc Andreyko.  Chiklis will be drawn into the series as the Greek god Zeus.
  • IDW is taking further advantage of Barack Obama fever by releasing two more comics about the President this year.

More news as we get to it.

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

Previous post

FX Working on Powers Pilot

Next post

IDW Publishing Signs Deal with Michael Chiklis to Develop Graphic Novel Series

2 Comments

  1. Creep
    February 8, 2009 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    A monthly Doctor Who…who is writing it?

  2. February 8, 2009 at 5:56 pm — Reply

    Hopefully it will be somebody who gets it…

You know you have something to say, say it in the comment section