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Port Strike Delays Some IDW December Releases

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Port Strike Delays Some IDW December Releases

Official Press Release

In the wake of the strike that closed the L.A.-Long Beach Port last week, IDW regrets to inform fans and retailers that some of the titles scheduled for release on December 19, 2012 will not be available for purchase until January 2 or, in some cases, January 9, 2013.

Additionally, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE FOOT CLAN #1, originally scheduled for release on December 26, 2012, will be moved to January 9, 2013.

Along with the time lost by the strike at America’s largest cargo shipping complex, the impact of this delay is furthered by the holiday schedule of IDW’s global distributor. As Diamond Comic Distributors does not ship books during the last week of December, IDW will miss out on a last opportunity to get the December 19 and 26 books to retailers and fans before the New Year.

“It’s frustrating to have circumstances be out of our control,” said IDW’s CEO and Publisher Ted Adams. “It’s a shame to be unable to get these books-which were completed well in advance of their ship date-in the hands of fans and retailers. Fortunately, however, we’re still left with a very strong slate of titles to finish out 2012 and lots of great books for everyone to enjoy in the New Year.”

Below is a list of the revised release dates for the titles in question.


Archie: Best of Dan DeCarlo, Vol. 1 TPB

Classic Popeye #5

Joe Palooka #1

Judge Dredd #2

Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland HC

Killogy #2

Locke & Key: Ω #2

Magic: The Gathering – The Spell Thief #3 2nd Print

Mars Attacks #6

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #20

Sparrow Box Set

Star Trek 100 Page Winter Spectacular

Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #8

Star Trek: TNG: Hive #3

TMNT Classics, Vol. 3 TPB

Top 100 Fantasy Movies

Transfusion #2

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #12

True Blood: Where Were You HC


Complete Dick Tracy, Vol. 14 HC

Doctor Who #4

Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms HC

G.I. JOE: Cobra #20

G.I. JOE/Danger Girl #5

Godzilla #8

Godzilla: Half-Century War #4

Mars Attacks Popeye One-Shot

My Little Pony #1 2nd Print

My Little Pony #1 Complete Box Set 2nd Print

My Little Pony #2

Star Trek Ongoing #16

Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #2

Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Vol. 2 TPB

Transformers: Prime Season 2 TPB

Wallace Wood: Woodwork HC


Adventures of Augusta Wind #3

Classic Jurassic Park, Vol. 5 TPB

Classic Popeye #6

G.I. JOE: Cobra Son of the Snake TPB

Gil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition HC

The Hollows #2

Jinnrise #1

Joe Palooka #2

Kiss #7

Li’l Abner, Vol. 5 HC

Love and Capes: What to Expect #6

Mars Attacks Kiss One-Shot

Popeye, Vol. 1 TPB

TMNT Adventures, Vol. 3 TPB

TMNT: Color Classics #7

TMNT: Secret History of the Foot Clan #1

Transformers: Regeneration One #87

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #13

Transformers Spotlight: Thundercracker

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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’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s 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, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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