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Wrangling fierce supernatural beasts is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it! The adventures of Scottie and Howie—the animal control specialists who got in a little over their heads in Stephan Nilson and Charles Pritchett’s 2011 graphic novel THE POUND—are set to continue this September from IDW Publishing!

Teaming with artist Ibrahim Moustafa, Nilson and Pritchett are bringing THE POUND back for four issues of things that go bump in the night, featuring the brave (and exhausted) guys who chase them through Cleveland’s darkest corners. When Animal Control specialists Scottie and Howie were laid off by the City of Cleveland and went into business for themselves, they never could have guessed they’d be tangling with werewolves!

“It’s great to be back with IDW to publish The Pound. We’re all excited for this next series. While Horror Business was our origin story, Ghouls Night Out gives us the opportunity to really dive into the Scottie and Howie’s world as they adjust their lives to living and dealing with monsters, and I think the readers are really going to enjoy Ibrahim’s illustration style,” said Nilson. “He’s done a great job capturing the action and humor of the story.”

Our intrepid heroes made it through their initial ordeal, and in Nilson and Pritchett’s new series, Scottie and Howie’s business is booming, but the boys are facing government scrutiny, a seemingly endless slew of new creatures to tangle with, and worse yet—visiting in-laws! With that kind of a schedule, THE POUND: GHOULS NIGHT OUT promises to be another blast of the trademark thrills and humor that made the first series a fan favorite! Issue #1 even features the hit Image Comics series PROOF’s Agent John “Proof” Prufrock in a guest starring role!

THE POUND: GHOUL’S NIGHT OUT #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores September 2012. Diamond order code: JUL120369.

THE POUND: HORROR BUSINESS TPB ($19.99, 120 pages, full color) will be available in stores September 2012. Diamond order code: MAR084078

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 and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

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, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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