Official Press Release
San Diego, CA –IDW Publishing, the San Diego-based
publisher of comic books and graphic novels, announced plans to
expand their line of high-quality creator-owned and licensed titles
with many new titles announced at this year’s Comic Con International.
Among the titles coming in 2007 and 2008 are:
Doctor Who: comics based on the newest iteration of the long-running
BBC television show (now airing in the U.S. on the Sci Fi Network),
as well as newly colored reprints of classic Doctor Who comics,
featuring art by comics industry legend Dave Gibbons, will begin at
the end of 2007. The creative team for the new comics will be Gary
Russell, a Doctor Who TV show story editor, and artist Nick Roche.
The Transformers: In addition to the full slate of Transformers
comics already published by IDW, the publisher will create new
Transformers Movie Sequel comics, expanding the story in the smash-
hit big-screen release. IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall
will co-write the comics with writer Chris Mowry.
Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now: Acclaimed
science fiction writer and BoingBoing.net co-founder Cory Doctorow
appeared at IDW’s panel to discuss a new six-part series that will
see six of the Lotus Award-winning author’s short stories adapted to
comic books. The series will feature covers from artists such as Sam
Kieth, Scott Morse, Paul Pope, Ben Templesmith, and Ashley Wood.
Joe Hill’s Locke & Key: Best-selling horror writer Joe Hill will
create and write an all-new fantasy-horror series for IDW entitled
Locke & Key, featuring Beowulf’s Gabriel Rodriguez on art.
Angel: After the Fall: This new Angel series picks up where Season 5
of Joss Whedon’s fan-favorite TV show left off. Whedon and writer
Brian Lynch are co-plotting the all-new adventure that explains what
happened after the finale of the show, with Lynch scripting, Franco
Urru handling art chores and Tony Harris and Urru providing covers
for the series. The series will be ongoing, delivered in multi-part
story arcs with one-shot spotlight issues filling in additional story
gaps between arcs.
Yr. Pal, Harlan: IDW will present a collection of legendary writer
Harlan Ellison’s letters, which promises to be full of writing as
humorous and enlightening as it is scathing and impassioned.
Speed Racer: The classic animated series will give way to an all-new
animated show at the end of 2007, and IDW will present new comic book
series based on both versions of the show, as well as offering
collected versions of past Speed Racer comic book efforts.
Igor: IDW will provide a prequel series as well as an adaptation of
the coming Exodus Film Group’s upcoming CG-animated feature, Igor.
The film, which will be distributed by the Weinstein Company and
released wide on October 24, 2008, is a playfully irreverent comedy
that brings a new twist to the classic monster genre, and features
voice work from Steve Buscemi, John Cusack, Arsenio Hall, Eddie
Izzard, and many others.
More information about these projects, including creative teams and
specific release dates, as well as other projects discussed at the
convention, will be released soon.