Official Press Release
IDW Publishing is happy to announceÂ THE ADVENTURES OF AUGUSTA WIND, a brand-new, creator-owned miniseries from the incredible imaginations of veteran writerÂ J.M. DeMatteis(Brooklyn Dreams, Abadazad) and astonishing artistVassilis Gogtzilas!
"I've long loved J.M. DeMatteis' writing," saidÂ Chris Ryall, IDW's Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief, "and his ability to tell a captivating, action-filled, and heartfelt story is something he does better than just about anyone. It's great to be doing a book likeÂ Augusta Windthat plays to all these strengths in a story that will appeal to audiences young and old. And Vassilis' visuals perfectly complement the story's tone and deliver nicely upon the bizarre and charming characters and environments that appear in this story."
In this thrillingly imaginative, all-ages miniseries, we follow the title character, young heroine Augusta Wind, across five issues of eye-popping, otherworldly realms as she uncovers and chases down her destiny. Visited out-of-the-blue by the Snabbit, a half-snake/half-rabbit, Augusta must leave all she knows behind to leap through colorful, magically envisioned worlds full of unbelievable creatures, high adventure, and heroic mystery!
"WritingÂ The Adventures of Augusta WindÂ has been a genuinely magical experience, as I've watched the story lead me on to unexpected places and grow into a cosmic quest that spans multiple worlds and realities," said series writer and co-creatorÂ J.M. DeMatteis. "Vassilis Gogtzilas' astonishing visual imagination has challenged me to continually dig deeper and push farther into the rich mythology we're creating. With luck, Augusta's adventures will go on for years."
Each issue will also feature a variety of full-color pin-ups byÂ Vassilis GogtzilasÂ to keep your mind aloft long after reading!
Carrollian in scope and spirit,Â THE ADVENTURES OF AUGUSTA WINDÂ is a fairytale for a new generation, where nothing is quite what it seems, and a rollicking caper lies around every corner!
The Adventures of Augusta Wind #1 (of 5)Â is full-color, 32 pages, and will be in stores in November.Diamond code:Â SEP 120285.
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.