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Simmons Launches Sci-Fi Title for IDW

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…

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Angel Returns

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…

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IDW Preps for Beowulf

The all CGI Beowulf movie is set to land in theaters November 16, 2007, and IDW Publishing is prepping its adaptation of the ancient story for a weekly release. The comic book series will be released weekly throughout October, delivering a month-long celebration of the November 16 big-screen release. Writer Chris Ryall, who is also IDW Publishing’s publisher and editor-in-chief; artist Gabriel Rodriguez; and colorist Jay Fotos-the creative team who also adapted author Clive Barker’s The Great and Secret Show for IDW Publishing and George Romero’s Land of the Dead-adapted the story directly from the screenplay written by Roger Avary,…

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Doctorow Comics on the Way

IDW Publishing is set to release six adaptations of BoingBoing.net’s Cory Doctorow’s short stories.  Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now will be adapted by several different creative teams each selected to fit the story’s tone and style. Up first in the series is Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #1, with an adaptation of Anda’s Game. For 12-year-old Anda, getting paid real money to kill the characters of players who were cheating in her favorite online computer game was a win-win situation-until she found out who was paying her and what those characters meant…

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30 Days of Night Titles Shipping Again

In anticipation of the theatrical release of the vampire flick 30 Days of Night, IDW has announced it will publish several 30 Days of Night related products. 30 Days of Night Scriptbook-The 8 .5″ by 11″ scriptbook will have a host of features in addition to the screenplay by Steve Niles, Stuart Beattie & Brian Nelson. It will include many stills from movie, storyboards of scenes and pictures from the set, as well as some original character art from 30 Days co-creator Ben Templesmith. The 30 Days of Night Script Book will be available in bookstores and comic book stores.…

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24 Gets Trade

IDW Publishing has announced the 24: Nightfall series will be getting a trade paperback. A prequel to the hit Fox television series, 24: Nightfall begins before the clock started ticking on season one. At that time, CTU Agent Jack Bauer was the head of an elite Special Forces team, which was sent to take down mass-murderer Victor Drazen-a most challenging task by any means, but especially in the war-torn former Yugoslavia. Events quickly spiraled out of control, as the hunters become the hunted and the truth behind the pivotal Operation: Nightfall is revealed. The 24: Nightfall trade arrives this month…

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Dominatrix Debuts in August

Gene Simmons isn’t content with just one comic book, he wants them all. So this August he will introduce Dominatrix to the world. Simmons describes the series at T&A meets CIA. The series will be written by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Flavio Hoffe and Esteve Polls. Take the jump for more info and the full cover.

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IDT Controls IDW

IDT Internet Mobile Group, had acquired controlling interest in IDW Publishing, publishers of such tiles as 30 Days of Night, CSI, Star Trek, 24, Transformers, and so on. IDT has also formed Zedge Studios to develop and license digital content for distribution through the web and mobile platforms, which pretty much means IDT is gearing up for a serious campaign to get IDW’s pantheon of content online. Moshe Berger, formerly CEO of IDT Entertainment, which was sold to Liberty Media in 2006, is now working towards making IDT’s Internet Mobile Group an industry leader. “We have seen the explosion of…

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Marvel Sneak Peek: New Avengers/Transformers Roll-Out Edition

Hot on the heels of the Transformers movie, Marvel and IDW Publishing’s second issue of New Avengers/Transformers is set to arrive August 8. Marvel has sent us a sneak peek of of the the issue that finds Doc Doom and Megatron teaming up. “In the debut issue, we built slowly to the big first meeting of these two famous groups, and here’s where the readers’ patience pays off,” said editor Bill Rosemann. “The Avengers–who have been pushed to a violent place due to the Decepticons chicanery–and the Autobots—who have rolled in to squash the rising tempers—run head-on into each other…as…

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30 Days of Night Prequel on the Way

IDW Publishing has announced a prequel to the graphic novel and upcoming movie 30 Days of Night. while you might think a vampire-in-the-arctic-circle story might be a one shot deal, Ben Templesmith returns telling a story set 100 years before the original. In “30 Days of Night: Red Snow,” Eisner Award-nominated artist Templesmith, makes his debut as writer/artist on the nightmarish world of vampires he co-created. This gritty, three-part tale is set during World War II and follows a British military attaché who is assigned to getting aid through Stalin’s frontline troops, all while the Russian winter grows more threatening.…

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Terry and the Pirates Definitive Edition

IDW Publishing has announced the company will release a six-book series collecting every single Milton Caniff Terry and the Pirates newspaper strips. The Sunday pages will be reproduced in color, along side the daily black-and-white strips.Volume One, to be published in July, contains more than 800 consecutive strips, from the series’ beginning in 1934 through the end of 1936. An informed essay provides biographical material and places Caniff’s seminal work in the context of both comic strip history and of the real-world events reflected in the stories. “This is the definitive edition of the definitive adventure series,” says series editor…

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Star Trek: Year Four #1

60’s flava returns in IDW series It was supposed to be a five year mission, but thanks to low ratings, NBC cancelled the series after three. After some 11 movies, five spin-off series, and more individual episodes than you can shake a stick at, there was still the question of what happened to the five year mission to seek out new life and new civilization. IDW has answered with a six issue series aptly called Star Trek: Year Four. IDW sent an advanced peek at the series. Better set your phasers to stunned as Major Spoilers brings you the advanced…

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Star Trek Mission Continues

Just like Buffy Season 8, fans of the original Star Trek series never got their five year mission. Well IDW Publishing plans to continue the mission to seek out new life and new civilizations in Star Trek: Year Four. The series will present an entire self-contained “episode” in every issue. The debut issue begins when the crew discovers a multi-planet construct of a dead civilization, which is run by a brilliant genetic scientist who’s obsessed with repopulating it. When Captain Kirk discovers the scientist’s secret, his creations revolt, forcing Kirk to make the hard decision to push the Enterprise into…

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