Official Press Release
San Diego, CA, November 17, 2003. IDW Publishing announced today that they are upgrading Richard Matheson's I Am Legend from trade paperback to hardcover book. The retail price remains at the originally-solicited $35.00, with no increase in spite of the costlier binding.
Beau Smith, VP of Sales and Marketing, explained, "As with all IDW Publishing products, we pride ourselves on giving the consumers more than they're expecting. We felt that this project needed to be upgraded to hardcover."
The story of the last man on an Earth overrun by the undead, I Am Legend has seen life as a novel and has been adapted for movies several times. Steve Niles (30 Days Of Night, Dark Days, Wake The Dead) adapted the novel for a four-volume graphic novel more than a decade ago, with brilliant and chilling art by Elman Brown. The original issues are collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume. These books have long been out of print, and the time is right for today's readers to get bitten by I Am Legend.
Richard Matheson's I Am Legend is a 248-page, black-and-white hardcover graphic novel, on sale in late November at a retail price of $35.00.
IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea + Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients including The Upper Deck Company, Electronic Arts, Ultima Online, WizKids, Cartoon Network, Sony Online Entertainment, Nickelodeon, and many more. IDW Publishing focuses on a small number of high-quality titles. Among them are CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's 30 Days of Night and its sequel, Dark Days; Ashley Wood's Lore; CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations; Beau Smith's Wynonna Earp; and Steve Niles' Wake The Dead. Columbia Pictures has optioned the movie rights to 30 Days of Night, with Sam Raimi attached to produce. Konami is producing a video game based on CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations. Dimension Films has optioned the movie rights to Wake The Dead.