With two weeks until Preview Night, IDW Publishing has announced its lineup of Comic-Con International exclusives and debuts, ranging from limited-edition variants of Artist's Edition hardcovers and Locke & Key: The Covers of Gabriel Rodriguez to a reissue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 and a special My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #21.
Some of the exclusives are available for preorder from the IDW website; preordered titles can be picked up during the convention at the publisher's booth (#2643).
Comic-Con International will be held July 23-27 in San Diego. Here's the rundown, courtesy of IDW:
Walter Simonson’s Thor: Artist Edition Variant Hardcover (Second Printing)IDW, in cooperation with MARVEL Comics, proudly presents Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition, collecting seven complete issues of Simonson’s transcendent run on The Mighty Thor, including the groundbreaking first arc that introduced Beta Ray Bill. Featuring a variant cover by the Mighty Walter Simonson!$100, Limited to 125 copies, 2 per person
Ragnarok #1 VariantWith a matte cover and spot-varnish treatment of Walter Simonson's menacing Thor sketch, this convention exclusive will not last long!$10, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 B&W VariantRelive the acclaimed series’ frightful beginning in black & white for the first time! Gabriel Rodriguez’s original line work is on full display in this very special convention exclusive!$10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person
Monster Motors Variant EditionGhostbusters artist Dan Schoening provides a convention exclusive cover celebrating the madness that is Comic-Con for Brian Lynch’s newest IDW project!$10, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person
Winterworld #1 VariantAll-new stories based on the Chuck Dixon/Jorge Zaffino classic with Dixon returning to script and Butch Guice doing some of the best work of his illustrious artistic career. Convention exclusive cover featuring Wynn, by Will Rosado!$5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1 VariantThere will be two convention exclusive covers to collect for the premiere issue of this jaw-dropping new series:- Line art cover by none other than Rob Liefeld - $5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person- Full-color wrap around cover by series artist and co-writer, Tom Scioli - $5, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Special VariantDon’t miss out on the special convention exclusive cover by The Manhattan Projects artist, Nick Pitarra for this spectacular anthology of all-new tales from the comic creators who have most influenced the Turtles over the decades!$10, Limited to 300 copies, 5 per personA Blank Sketch Cover also available!$10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original (Mirage) #1 ReissueThis special convention exclusive issue re-presents the very first debut issue, from 1984, with co-creator Kevin Eastman’s original coloring with cover options:- Pencils by Eastman, Inks by TMNT co-creator Peter Laird - $10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person- Pencils by Eastman, signed by Kevin himself! - $25, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #21 Exclusive Pony Pack EditionFeaturing an 8 page story unavailable ANYWHERE ELSE! The villainous Mane-iac takes over the cover to this convention exclusive that comes complete with your first look inside the My Little Pony Annual 2014, featuring the debut of the super-heroic Pony Pack!$10, Limited to 500 copies, 5 per person
Angry Birds Comics #1 VariantCosplaying piggies grace this convention exclusive cover by Jon Sommariva for the world’s most popular mobile game franchise comic book debut! Featuring fun-filled, action packed stories from Eisner-nominee Jeff Parker and Eisner Award-winner Paul Tobin, this is a must-get book!$5, Limited to 300 copies, 5 per personA Blank Sketch Cover also available!$10, Limited to 500 copies, 5 per person
Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! #1 VariantThe San Diego Convention Center is invaded by characters from across the Cartoon Network universe in this convention exclusive variant cover by series artist, Derek Charm!$5, Limited to 300 copies, 5 per personA Blank Sketch Cover also available!$10, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person
Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War!: Johnny Bravo One-Shot VariantGrab this convention exclusive cover by the creator of Johnny Bravo, Van Partible, for the first of five one-shots tying directly into the Super Secret Crisis War!$5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person
Skylanders #0 The comic debut of Skylanders! Unavailable anywhere else!! This Zero Issue focuses on all your fan-favorite characters and featuring a prequel story tying directly into the new Skylanders Trap Team videogame. The convention exclusive cover by Fico Ossio and David Garcia Cruz features Spyro, Stealth Elf, and Trigger Happy.$5, Limited to 700 copies, 5 per person
Locke & Key: Alpha KeyThe highly sought after keys made by Skelton Crew Studios, modeled after Gabriel Rodriguez's designs in Locke & Key, return to the IDW Booth at San Diego Comic-Con with the specially plated edition of the Alpha Key.