Official Press Release
Continuing their new partnership with legendary English publishers 2000 AD, IDW Publishing is proud to announce a collection of Al Ewing and Brendan McCarthy’s THE ZAUCER OF ZILK!
Dimension-hopping onto comic stands this October, THE ZAUCER OF ZILK is a story that simply must be seen to be believed. The two oversized issues of ZAUCER are bursting at the staples with McCarthy’s brilliantly vivid art and he and Ewing’s fantastically ambitious story, taking readers on a wild, phantasmagorical journey across unique worlds with characters that are colorful to say the least.
“Before the main event of our Judge Dredd partnership begins in November, it’s a blast to also work with 2000 AD in bringing the gorgeous insanity of McCarthy and Ewing’s creation to readers here,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “The colorful wonderment Brendan McCarthy worked on the ZILK pages is already embedded in my eyelids forever, and I can’t wait for readers to experience the same thing.”
“I was immediately captivated by The Zaucer of Zilk when Brendan and Al first pitched it to me, and had sensed even then it would be something special. It’s great to see the Zaucer’s worlds reach an even wider audience through IDW,” said 2000 AD Editor Matt Smith.
When a despondent, alienated young man finds himself in a mysterious Technicolor candy shop, his world changes forever! Thrust into the magical, psychedelic world of Zilk and finding himself atop the throne of the legendary Zaucer! Mind blowing adventure abounds in the wildly imaginative way that can only the creative genius of 2000 AD and their creators can cook up, and IDW is proud to bring ZAUCER OF ZILK’s fantastic trip to American readers!
ZAUCER OF ZILK #1 of 2 (32 pages, FC, $3.99) will be in stores October 2012. Diamond order code: AUG120394.
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’sÂ The TRANSFORMERS andÂ G.I. JOE,Â Paramount’sÂ Star Trek;Â HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’sÂ DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts 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, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
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, while Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.
About 2000 AD
2000 AD is the legendary multi-award winning 32 page, weekly anthology – an explosive cocktail of sci-fi and fantasy, infused with irony and wry black humour.
The home of iconic characters such as Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Strontium Dog, and Rogue Trooper, it launched the careers of some of the top names in global comics, including Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Brian Bolland, Steve Dillon, Jock, and Peter Milligan.
2000 AD, its monthly sister publication The Judge Dredd Megazine, and its extensive range of graphic novels are available to buy online, from major magazine retailers in the UK and Europe and from all good comic stores across the US.