IDW Publishing has announced it has reached an agreement with Hasbro to launch an all new line of G.I. Joe vs. Cobra comic books. The agreement not only includes the new monthly series, but also deluxe reprints from the vast G.I. Joe library. The first products from this deal, a new monthly comic book series based on classic G.I. JOE vs. COBRA lore, will be launched with an introductory debut issue in October 2008. Featuring all-new storylines, the comics will portray the epic struggle of the G.I. JOE team against the evil forces of COBRA, while highlighting the brandâ€™s favorite
Or – “F! X!Â No Static At ALLLLLL…” Back in the early 80’s, when I started reading comics heavily, I would buy anything drawn by George Perez or John Byrne.Â At that time, Perez was working pretty much exclusively for DC, and Byrne was Marvel’s Golden Boy, which I contend led to my current love for and roughly encyclopedic knowledge of both universes.Â In recent years, though, work by either of them is becoming harder and harder to find, especially on a monthly basis.Â I don’t know if it was the familiarity of John’s art that drew me to this
Or – “Here He Comes, Here… Naah, Even I Can’t Do That With A Straight Face…” Oh, no!Â Speed Racer has returned to comics, whatever shall we do, HA HA!Â I think the only option is to talk reallyreally fast HA HA!Â If only we weren’t being poorly dubbed into English, HA HA!Â Chin Wa!Â Chin Wa!Â He will not let me get rice cakes… for FATHER!!!Â A ha ha haaaa!
IDW Publishing has announced the first four issues of Angel: After the Fall have sold out, prompting the company to return to press for additional copies of all issues. “The fact that Angel: After the Fall has moved so steadily with each issue has been incredibly gratifying,” said IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. “Most amazing is the fact that we’ve printed more of each subsequent issue than the previous one, and have overprinted to a greater degree than usual, and still the issues keep selling out. The sell-outs are quite a testament to the support from retailers and the loyal fan
Spinning out of the CBS television show Ghost Whisperer, IDW Publishing has a five issue mini-series featuring Melinda Gordon, the medium who helps ghosts cross over. The mini-series is written by Carrie Smith and Becca Smith – writers for the television show.
IDW Publishing has announced the recently released Snaked comic has been optioned by producer Richard Saperstein. An instant horror sensation upon its release in December, 2007, the first SNAKED comic sold out at stores across the country. The third book in the series was released on February 13th. Based on an original story by Mr. Meth, whom Barnes & Noble calls “one of dark fiction’s best kept secrets,” SNAKED is a horror-noir that follows the personal and political exploits of a government employee with supernatural, snake-like abilities. First illustrated by Dave Cockrum (co-creator of X -Men), SNAKED has featured cover
Or – “Reverse The Polarity Of The Neutron Flow!” Even among the geeks of the world, there are social sub-strata.Â Comic geeks, f’rinstance, are slightly more acceptable than cartoon geeks (no offense to the cartoon geeks among us, but at least people have been conditioned to think that our hobby is worth money.)Â But one of the rarest of geeks, at least in Central Kansas, is the Doctor Who fan, or ‘Whovian.’Â Waaaay back in 1984 or so, I was hooked on the adventures of the Fifth Doctor and his companions, and finally, after decades of inactivity, Doctor Who has
IDW Publishing has announced D.C. Fontana, Derek Chester, artist Gordon Purcell, and inker Terry Pallot will join forces for IDW Publishings Star Trek Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment. For The Enterprise Experiment, Fontana and Chester have crafted a sequel to Fontana’s celebrated Star Trek episode “The Enterprise Incident”, in which Kirk famously posed as a Romulan to capture a new state-of-the-art cloaking device. In this all-new story, Federation efforts to fully adapt the cloaking device to Starfleet ships leads to an experiment gone awry, trapping Kirk and Spock on an Enterprise out of phase with space itself. At the same
According to The Comix Mix, IDW has acquired Blue Dream Studios – best known for Scott Christian Sava’s The Dreamland Chronicles (one of my favorite webcomics). “I know Scott had offers from many publishers and I’m thrilled that he chose IDW as the home for Blue Dream Studios,” IDW President Ted Adams said. “I love the books he’s created, and I look forward to helping him reach an even bigger audience.” IDW says it is looking to expand into the all ages audience. via The Comix Mix
IDW has announced Peter David’s Star Trek: New Frontier will be coming to the comic pages. In the new story, Turnaround, the most dangerous experimental vessel in the galaxy-a prototype time ship-has vanished, and it appears that the man who stole it is none other than Starfleet Admiral Edward Jellico. Only Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the Excalibur have a hope of finding him before the ship, intended purely for scientific exploration, is used to disrupt the space-time continuum. For fans of the series, this is the first time the crew of the Excalibur has appeared in their
If you ever wanted to see what happens in a post-apocalyptic world where zombies battle robots and Amazon warriors, then IDW had a hard cover trade for you. The oversize hardcover Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons book, which showcases the Eisner Award-nominated team’s tale on glossy 8-3/4 ” x 13″ pages, includes all three stories in the miniseries, the multiple covers Ash designed, and additional never-before-seen Wood art. And it’s all adorned by an all-new cover painting from Wood, too. “This format is the ultimate showcase for Wood’s artwork,” says Ryall, who also serves as IDW’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief.
With the success of 30 Days of Night in the theater, IDW Publishing quickly followed with 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow. The three issue series picked up the events following the original series. The three issues have been collected into a trade paperback that will see the light of day this month. With two direct graphic novel sequels and assorted spin-off series and prose novels since the original, Beyond Barrow picks up where the ongoing story left off. This time a new creature is lurking, which is preying on both humans and vampires. “By introducing a new threat even
Gene Simmons and his Simmons Comics Group will release Zipper this November through IDW Publishing. In Zipper, the soldier Xeng Ral lives only to serve the collective society on his home planet, Etheria. But then something forbidden happens: He starts to think as an individual, contemplating his own autonomy. The Etherian solution to such behavior? “Reconditioning”, which Xeng Ral escapes by stealing a protective zippered dimensional suit and plunging through a wormhole that lands him on planet Earth. Protected only by his suit, which conceals arsenal of interdimensional weaponry, Xeng Ral sets out to explore his new world while desperately
Think of this as Angel: Season Six. IDW Publishing is following the lead of Dark Horse Comics and releasing an all new Angel series that picks up right after Season Five ended. The first issue in this maxi-series looks at who lived after that climactic battle, who died, and what happened to all of Los Angeles in its wake. Best of all, Joss Whedon hand picked the creative team of Brian Lynch and Franco Urru to tell the tales, it’s just too bad this is a maxi-series instead of an ongoing. Then again, if fans pick up this series in