Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise fight the Beautiful War

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Press Release

2014 marks both IDW Publishing’s 15th anniversary and the return of one its most integral and beloved creators, Ashley Wood (Popbot, World War Robot). This May, Wood and writer T.P. Louise, his co-conspirator on Lore (now in development as a major motion picture), launch an all-new, ongoing bi-monthly series, The Beautiful War.

Wood and Louise weave The Beautiful War around an industrialist, Audel Howard, who when he lets a green fairy out of the bottle, makes a deal that no mere mortal man can refuse. Wine, women, song, and a large backyard extension called America are now coming his way.

“Any Ashley Wood book is an event that excites all of us at IDW,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief and Wood’s co-creator on Zombies vs Robots, in development at Sony Pictures. “And T.P. Louise, who crafted such an epic tale in Lore, is back to do the same thing here.”

The Beautiful War is one of many new Ashley Wood projects headed to shops in 2014. Launching a month later is June’s Adventure Kartel, a massively oversize artbook that features comic-book stories, concept designs, and artwork, with more on the way.

“T.P. and I are happy to be back making comics at IDW!” says Wood.

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The Beautiful War #1, a 32-page, $3.99 comic book, debuts in May 2014. Diamond Order Code MAR140346 E BEAUTIFUL WAR #1

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; 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, 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.

via IDW Publishing