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IDW Publishing readings for a block-busting Comic-Con

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IDW Publishing readings for a block-busting Comic-Con

Official press release

San Diego, CA (July 20, 2007)-With the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con
coming to town next week, IDW Publishing is ready to mix it up with
the legions of comics fans, both celebrating existing titles, and
announcing new projects that further build upon their benchmark of

Among the exclusive titles that IDW will be debuting at their booth
(#2229) are:

  • 30 Days of Night: Red Snow #1 Comic-Con Exclusive Edition: An
    exclusive cover heralds this debut 30 Days of night comic written and
    drawn by Ben Templesmith; a flip-book 5-page preview of the Steve
    Niles/Bill Sienkiewicz 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow is included in
    this con exclusive. All three creators will be signing on Saturday at
    IDW’s booth. See below for full signing schedule.

  • Nick Simmons’ Skullduggery/Simmons Comics Group Comic-Con
    Exclusive Edition: a special preview edition that debuts Nick
    Simmons’ comic book, as well as a preview of all of the Simmons
    Comics Groups titles. Gene and Nick Simmons will be signing copies of
    the book on Saturday.
  • Beowulf Comic-Con Promo Edition: a free 8-page advance preview of
    IDW’s coming Beowulf movie adaptation, due in October.
  • Ashley Wood’s 48 Nude Girls Comic-Con Exclusive Edition

Additionally, copies of the following books will be premiering at
Comic-Con and only available at IDW’s booth:

  • Terry and the Pirates, Vol. 1 HC: the first of six hardcover
    volumes presenting the groundbreaking Milton Caniff newspaper strip.
  • Zombies Vs Robots HC: a special oversize 80-page hardcover
    collecting the Chris Ryall/Ashley Wood series and three prequel
    stories. Ryall and Wood will be signing copies on Thursday and Saturday.

In addition to providing fans with the chance to meet their favorite
writers and artists on the convention center’s main exhibition floor
at scheduling signing times, IDW will be participating in a number of
panel discussions with topics ranging from Angel, Star Trek,
Transformers, Classic American Comic Strips, and more.


  • IDW Publishing Panel – Friday, July 27, 11:30am-12:30pm, Room 4

    This panel will present an overview of IDW Publishing’s upcoming
    projects, including an Angel: After the Fall comic by Joss Whedon and
    Brian Lynch, as well as updates on the upcoming Star Trek and
    Transformers series, and word on new series as well. Participants
    include: science fiction writer and co-founder of,
    Cory Doctorow; comic writer Mike Baron, screenwriter Brian Lynch,
    Klingons writer Scott Tipton, and more. Presiding over the panel will
    be IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, who promises to
    break some big news at this panel.

  • 30 Days of Night Panel– Saturday, July 28, 5:15-6:45pm, Hall H

    This panel will include some filmmakers, as well as people involved
    in creating the comics. Participants include: the comic’s creators,
    Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, the film’s producer Sam Raimi,
    director, David Slade, actor Josh Hartnett, and more.

  • Star Trek– Saturday, July 28, 10:30am-11:30pm, Room 2

    This panel will be an overview of IDW Publishing’s Star Trek
    projects. Participants include: Star Trek editor Dan Taylor and
    Klingons and upcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation writer Scott
    Tipton, as well as Pocket Books editors and more.

  • Hasbro / IDW /Cartoon Network: Transformers– Saturday, July 28,
    11:45am-1:15pm, Room 6A

    This panel will be an overview of upcoming toys, movie-related
    projects, the new animated series, and comic books connected to
    Participants include: IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall
    and Hasbro and Cartoon Network personnel to be announced.

  • Great American Comic Strips– Saturday, July 28, 1:30-2:30pm,
    Room 4

    This panel will discuss the process and projects related to archival
    reprints of comic strips like Dick Tracy, Terry and the Pirates and
    Little Orphan Annie.


Thursday, July 26

3:00pm-4:00pm: Zombies vs Robots (including the debut of the Zombies
vs Robots HC)

  • Chris Ryall
  • Ashley Wood

Friday, July 27

3:00pm-4:00pm: Star Trek and Angel (including the debut of Star Trek:
Year Four #1 and Focus On … Star Trek)

  • Brian Lynch (Spike: Asylum, Spike: Shadow Puppets)
  • Joe Corroney (Star Trek: Year Four, Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will
  • Casey Maloney (Star Trek TNG: The Space Between)
  • Dan Taylor (Star Trek editor)
  • David Tipton (Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell)
  • Scott Tipton (Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell, Angel: Auld
    Lang Syne)
  • David Tischman (Star Trek: Year Four, Star Trek TNG: The Space

4:00pm-5:00pm: Fallen Angel (including the debut of the Fallen Angel
Premiere Edition HC)

  • Peter David
  • J.K. Woodward

Saturday, July 28

10:00am: 30 Days of Night (including the con-exclusive 30 Days of
Night: Red Snow/Beyond Barrow promo comic, and Beyond Barrow and 30
Days of Night movie posters)

  • Steve Niles
  • Ben Templesmith
  • David Slade (Director, 30 Days of Night)
  • Bill Sienkiewicz (30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow)

11am–1pm: Simmons Comics Group (including the con-exclusive Nick
Simmons’ Skullduggery comic)

  • Gene Simmons
  • Nick Simmons

3:00pm-4:00pm: The Transformers

  • Don Figueroa (Transformers Movie Prequel, Beast Wars)
  • Simon Furman (Transformers: Escalation, Transformers Movie
    Prequel, Beast Wars)
  • Eric Holmes (Megatron Origin)
  • Alex Milne (Transformers Movie Adaptation, Megatron Origin)
  • E.J Su (Transformers: Infiltration, Escalation)

4:00pm-5:00pm: Zombies vs Robots (including the debut of the Zombies
vs Robots HC)

  • Chris Ryall
  • Ashley Wood

About IDW Publishing

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Among
their best-selling titles are Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS; Fox’s
NIGHT film is in development and will be released by Sony Pictures in
October 2007.More information about the company can be found at Information on the Simmons Comics Group line
of comics can be found at

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