SOLICITATIONS: IDW Publishing expands John Byrne’s universe

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John Byrne continues to break new ground with all-new series in 2013 by revealing the shocking secrets of Triple Helix! As the newest original team from Byrne is formed, what surprises will he have in store?

After the game-changing conclusion to Trio, questions remain and mysteries loom. Featuring a brand-new team of heroes, Triple Helix will explore the greater universe that Byrne is building by introducing another super-team, who pick up the action where it left off, in the form of the invading Next Men villain Golgotha! Debuting this October, expect to see some familiar faces from Byrne’s creator-owned works in this 4-issue limited series! As an added bonus, the covers for all four issues combine to form a giant image of the team. Byrne is also providing variant character covers for each issue as well.

“As John Byrne has shown over the years with us and especially this year in his other new series, he certainly knows how to tell captivating stories in many genres beyond just superhero books,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “But it’s a particular thrill to see him revisit the super-crowd now and again, especially as he expands the universe he’s been creating with us, albeit one with a darker side—on the surface, Triple Helix might look vaguely familiar to longtime Byrne fans, but as everyone will see in October, the truth is very different than what it seems.”

John Byrne has been a popular figure in comics since his definitive run on X-Men with Chris Claremont. His progressive style defined an era and helped inspire many modern artists. Since his departure from traditional superheroes, Byrne has successfully championed creator-owned work with his books Next Men, Danger Unlimited and most recently Trio, The High Ways and Doomsday.1 at IDW, just to name a few.

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Between Byrne’s creator-owned projects, and the recent release of the jaw-dropping John Byrne’s Fantastic Four: Artist’s Edition alongside his new The High Ways and Doomsday.1 show, it’s clear there is no stopping IDW and John Byrne!

About IDW

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; HBO’s True Blood; 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, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

via IDW Publishing