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Journey Collected in Trade

IDW Publishing has announced it will be collecting the 31-issue series Jorney into multiple trades.  The first volume collecting issues 1-16 will arrive in stores this August.  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 frontier—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).…

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Spike: After the Fall Prequel Arrives in July

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 Angel’s Dragon, and a new cast of characters as well. Most importantly, the series introduces a character who will come to be see as Spike’s…

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Scorchy Smith Collection on the Way from IDW

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…

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Decepticons Win in IDW Title

Imagine a world where the Autobots lost the battle to the Decepticons and the world was taken over by Megatron.  That’s the premise behind IDW’s new 12-issue maxi-series The Transformers: All Hail Megatron.  writen by Shane McCarthy, with art by Guido Guidi will hit store shelves July 9, 2008 and will arrive monthly after that.

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Andy Schmidt Joins IDW

IDW has announced it has hired Andy Schmidt as the new Senior Editor for the company. Andy started his comics editing career with Marvel Comics under Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, where he quickly rose from assistant to full editor helming such projects as X-Men, X-Factor, Ms. Marvel, and Annihilation. He left Marvel in June of last year to launch his own successful comics-teaching business called Comics Experience and started freelance writing. His combination of skills makes him the perfect candidate for the Senior Editor position at IDW. “What started as a casual conversation between Chris Ryall and myself about how…

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IDW Lands G.I. Joe Comics

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 brand’s favorite…

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FX #1 (of 6)

Or – “F! X!  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.  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.  In recent years, though, work by either of them is becoming harder and harder to find, especially on a monthly basis.  I don’t know if it was the familiarity of John’s art that drew me to this…

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Speed Racer: Chronicles of The Racer #1

Or – “Here He Comes, Here… Naah, Even I Can’t Do That With A Straight Face…” Oh, no!  Speed Racer has returned to comics, whatever shall we do, HA HA!  I think the only option is to talk reallyreally fast HA HA!  If only we weren’t being poorly dubbed into English, HA HA!  Chin Wa!  Chin Wa!  He will not let me get rice cakes… for FATHER!!!  A ha ha haaaa!

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Angel: After the Fall Back to Press

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…

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Snaked Snagged for Feature Film

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…

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Doctor Who #1

Or – “Reverse The Polarity Of The Neutron Flow!” Even among the geeks of the world, there are social sub-strata.  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.)  But one of the rarest of geeks, at least in Central Kansas, is the Doctor Who fan, or ‘Whovian.’  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…

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Star Trek Year Four Gets Top Talent

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…