Or – “I Think We Can Be Certain It’s Not Really Final…” I started to try and write a big clever open, but y’know what?Â RACCOON WITH A HEAVY MACHINE GUN!!!!! How am I s’pose to top that?
Press Release (San Diego, August 13, 2008)Â Â — What is Fubear? Fubear is the schism that exists between “funny ha-haâ€ and â€œfunny-strange.â€ At least thatâ€™s what creator David Slade tells us. Coming this August from IDW Publishing, Fubear is a nice, small, square hardcover collection of the illustrations which served as inspiration for the animated comic/horror short “Meatdog: Whatâ€™s Fer Dinnerâ€, a short film that premiered at Comic Con in July 2008 and will play to the over seven million users of Xbox LIVE this fall.
While there were a lot of companies that had news to share in their panel, there really wasn’t enough to justify a single article for each.Â To make sure we try to get as much complete coverage as we can, here’s a summary of the tid-bits coming from the rest.
For those of you who have been pining away for news on Darwyn Cooke’s next project, your wait is over.Â IDW Publishing announced last night that Cooke is creating four original graphic novels based on the Richard Stark “Parker” crime fiction series of books. Originally published in the 1960s, Starkâ€™s novels featuring the Parker character – The Hunter, The Outfit, the Mourner and The Man with the Getaway Face – are tough and tautly composed.Â The Parker character is known as one of the most fascinating and compelling criminals in crime fiction. Lee Marvin played Parker in John Boormanâ€™s film
IDW Publishing has announced a new werewolf mini-series to be written and illustrated by 30 Days of Night Ben Templesmith.Â Â Â Welcome to Hoxford tells the tale of Raymond Delgado, an inmate at the Hoxford Correctional Facility and Mental Institution.Â Strange things are afoot when Dr. Jessica Ainley can’t get access to her patients and begins to dive deeper into the goings on at the institution. â€œItâ€™s odd,â€ said Templesmith. â€œBut the whole reason this book exists is because my work has been banned from a few prisons. Iâ€™m told itâ€™s among the darkest work Iâ€™ve ever done, and I donâ€™t
IDW Publishing has announced it will be collecting the three-issue mini-series Snaked into a trade paperback. Written by Clifford Meth, with art by Rufus Dayglo, Snaked tells the story of Bill Timmons, who is born with scales and a latent ability for bloody outburst… but when Timmons makes it to the high-profile political scene, he finds out who the *real* snakes are. The trade will also include the original short stories that were inspired by the series and illustrated by Dave Cockrum.Â If you are a fan of comics that are turned into movies, you might want to snag this
IDW Publishing has announced it will publish the award winning The Dreamland Chronicles in a monthly format.Â While the website features all the new material first, reading a dramatic story, like the current arc, can be quite frustrating as there aren’t any pages to turn once you reach the end.Â The monthly format will work great for the Christian Sava tale. Dreamland tells the story of Alexander Carter and his discovery of a necklace that takes him to a magical world of his childhood dreams. There he finds danger, adventure, and romance. Every night he enters Dreamland, a world filled
Press Release (San Diego, July 7, 2008) IDW Publishing is proud to present unexpected happenings and exciting news at this yearâ€™s Comic-Con.Â The Con runs from Thursday July 24 to Sunday July 27th, and throughout the show, IDW (booth #1705) will be offering a number of Con exclusive comic books and other items listed below that are only available during the show. IDWâ€™s two panels will run down upcoming projects and feature special guests and surprise announcements.
IDW landed a pretty big hit with the adventures of the tenth Doctor Who, and in August fans and readers will get to see what the company can do with past Doctor incarnations.Â In addition to seeing all of the old Doctors, IDW has signed Y, The Last Man artist Pia Guerra to do the work, with Tony Lee writing the six-issue mini-series. In Doctor Who: The Forgotten, Dr. Who finds himself stranded in a strange Museum thatâ€™s dedicated to him; and with no TARDIS in sight. The Doctor and Martha must make sense of their surroundings, hindered by one
IDW Publishing has announced it will be collecting the 31-issue series Jorney into multiple trades.Â The first volume collecting issues 1-16 will arrive in stores this August.Â The tale is set in the 19th century and follows the adventures of Joshua “Wolverine” McAlistaire. Journey takes place as America recovers from the Revolution and braces for the upheaval of the War of 1812. The result is an absorbing account of life on the 19th century frontierâ€”sometimes fantastic, such as when McAlistaire gets a free ride on a tornado, and sometimes harshly realistic (when he gets chased by a hungry black bear).
Hot on the heels of IDW’s Angel: After the Fall, the company has announced a new mini-series following the Buffy-verse’s other favorite vampire, Spike. Spike: After the Fall is a four-part series beginning next month, and it tells the tale of what happened in the intervening months since that alleyway cataclsym. Along for the ride in this series are Illyria, who has a tendency to revert back to Fred at inopportune times, as well as Angelâ€™s Dragon, and a new cast of characters as well. Most importantly, the series introduces a character who will come to be see as Spikeâ€™s
IDW Publishing has announced plans to publish the entire run of Noel Sickles Scorchy Smith series that ran in newspapers from 1933-1936. During the three years that Noel Sickles wrote and illustrated Scorchy Smith, he revolutionized the field when he moved away from the heavy black outlines predominant in the comic strips of the day. He adopted storytelling techniques from the motion pictures, while relying on brushwork to create a looser, chairoscuro representation of people, action, and scenery. Pete Hamill observed, “Sickles was the first artist to use the brush boldly, in an impressionistic way.” “Scorchy Smith became a primer
Imagine a world where the Autobots lost the battle to the Decepticons and the world was taken over by Megatron.Â That’s the premise behind IDW’s new 12-issue maxi-series The Transformers: All Hail Megatron.Â writen by Shane McCarthy, with art by Guido Guidi will hit store shelves July 9, 2008 and will arrive monthly after that.