IDW picks up <i>Jericho</i> license

IDW Publishing has picked up the license to produce comics based on the canceled CBS show Jericho.

The license was previously held by Devil's Due Publishing, who have had financial troubles of late and parted with Diamond Comics Distributors earlier this year. IDW will reprint the three issues Devil's Due published in a collection called Jericho Redux for $8, due in February, when IDW will also publish the fourth issue. Issues #5 and #6 will follow in March and April. Beginning with issue #4, the series will be written by Matthew Federman, with artist Matt Merhoff, and Scott West, who will provide covers.

The release also says that "IDW and CBS Consumer Products will work diligently to make sure that subscriptions to the original series are fulfilled."

Jericho, which was about a small Kansas town in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 U.S. cities, ran from 2006 to 2008. The storyline for the comics is a direct continuation of the show.

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