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IDW Publishing reinvents the horrifying world of vampires in 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow

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IDW Publishing reinvents the horrifying world of vampires in 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow

Official Press Release

San Diego, CA (February 4, 2008)-Fans of 30 Days of Night will now have the chance to enjoy the further expansion of the 30 Days world and characters through IDW Publishing’s horrific new comic book, 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow.

Beyond Barrow is an extension of the 30 Days of Night story, which was originally released as a comic in 2002 and became the hit motion picture from Sony Pictures in October, opening at the number one spot on the big screen. The terrifying story details a small Alaskan town-Barrow-that is overrun by vampires during 30 sunless days of the harsh northern winter. When released as a comic book by IDW Publishing, the horrifying vampire tale shocked the comic book world and quickly became a hit.

With two direct graphic novel sequels and assorted spin-off series and prose novels since the original, Beyond Barrow picks up where the ongoing story left off. This time a new creature is lurking, which is preying on both humans and vampires. “By introducing a new threat even to the vampires, this story takes the whole idea further than it’s ever gone before,” says Chris Ryall, publisher and editor-in-chief at IDW Publishing.

Most notable about Beyond Barrow is that series co-creator/writer Steve Niles has paired up with legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz to create this terrifying story, which was originally released as a three-part series. Sienkiewicz, an acclaimed multimedia artist who has enjoyed a strong comic book following since the early 1980s, was a major influence on artist Ben Templesmith, who created the art for the original 30 Days of Night. For this newest launch, Sienkiewicz is doing fully-painted covers and artwork.

The trade paperback will be in stores February 2008; call 1-888-comic-book (1-888-266-4226) to find a store near you.


IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among its best-selling titles are Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS; Paramount/CBS’s STAR TREK; and Fox’s ANGEL. IDW’s 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film from Sony Pictures was released in October 2007 and was the #1 movie in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at

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