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James Sallis’ Drive Comes to IDW

DriveIDW Publishing hits the sun-bleached streets of L.A. this summer with the comic-book adaption of James Sallis’ modern noir classic, Drive. Artist Antonio Fuso alongside IDW’s own Michael Benedetto will adapt Sallis’ novel into a four-part series of Hollywood stunt driving, high-stakes heists, and cold-blooded revenge.

Drive follows a young man who escapes to L.A. to do one thing, drive. That’s all he does, and he’s the best. Whether on studio lots as a stunt driver or in high-speed chases evading the cops, there’s no one better behind the wheel. That kind of expertise comes with a hefty price tag and allows for a strict set of principles: “I don’t sit in while you’re planning the score or while you’re running it down… I don’t take part, I don’t know anyone, I drive…” But in L.A.’s criminal underworld, the rules are made to be broken if you want to stay alive.

First published in 2005, Drive is a critically acclaimed novel praised by The New York Times as “a perfect piece of noir fiction.” The 2011 award-winning film adaptation featured an all-star cast and was lauded for its hyper-stylized vision of Los Angeles. IDW Publishing’s comic book adaptation celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the novel’s release.

Nicholas Meyer’s The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Comes to Comics This August

The Seven-Per-Cent SolutionIDW Publishing announced at WonderCon 2015 the 5-issue comic-book adaption of writer/director Nicholas Meyer’s best-selling mystery novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. Scott Tipton and David Tipton, the writing team behind Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay and Star Trek / Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive, are adapting the material, alongside artist Ron Joseph with cover art by Kelley Jones.

From the mind of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan writer/director Nicholas Meyer, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution is a “rediscovered” Sherlock Holmes adventure that recounts the astonishing and previously unknown collaboration of Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud, as recorded by Dr. John H. Watson. In addition to recounting this remarkable collaboration on a case of diabolic conspiracy, it reveals the real identity of Holmes’s nemesis Professor Moriarty, a dark secret shared by Sherlock and his brother Mycroft Holmes, and the detective’s true whereabouts during the Great Hiatus, when the world believed him to be dead.

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, which was originally published in 1974, made The New York Times Best Seller list for forty consecutive weeks and has been adapted into a motion picture that earned Meyer an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. IDW is pleased to be the first to bring this incredible tale to life in comics!

IDW Publishing Previews: 4/8/15

Dead Squad #5

Matthew Federman & Stephen Scaia (w) • Michael Montenat (a) • Dave Hartman (c)

It’s a battle on the high seas as Blake, Hooper, and Vargas confront Fisher and his renegade army. With the biotics reprogrammed to kill rather than resurrect, Fisher now holds the greatest tool for assassination the world has ever known. With little time left, and little hope of saving their own skins, the Dead Squad must put a stop to their former commander’s plans, even if doing so means spending all eternity in the Inferno.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Deadlands: Dead Man’s Hand

David Gallaher, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Ron Marz, Jeff Mariotte, Shane Hensley, Matthew Cutter (w) • Steve Ellis, Lee Moder, Bart Sears, Brook Turner, Sean Lee, Ulises Roman (a) • Various (c)

Deadlands is the award winning, world-famous, original WEIRD WESTERN role-playing game from Pinnacle Entertainment that blends westerns, horror, and steam-punk into a rich world filled with mysticism, magic, supernatural evil, and gunslingers! This collection of comics based on the game contains “The Devil’s Six Gun,” “Massacre at Red Wing,” “Death Was Silent,” “Black Water,” “Vengeful,” and “What a Man’s Got To Do.”

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-240-1

Edward Scissorhands #6: Whole Again Part 1

Kate Leth (w) • Drew Rausch (a) • Derek Charm (c)

Fresh off the traumatic events of his last adventure, Edward is cautiously welcomed back into the community that was so recently out for his blood. Despite Megs trying to shield him, well-meaning citizens suggest plans to help “fix” him once and for all…but what do they want in return? In this, the second arc of Edward Scissorhands, Edward and Megs both delve deeper into their shared, shadowed past.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic #2: Tirek

Christina Rice (w) • Tony Fleecs (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

Tirek’s mad quest for power starts here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #5 (of 5)

Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Rachael Stott (a & c)

The battle for conquest of the Planet of the Apes comes to a climax! Can Captain Kirk wrest control of the Gorilla army from the Klingons?

FC • pages • $3.99

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #6

Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

THE SMASH HIT OF 2014 BECOMES THE GREATEST COMIC OF 2015! If you thought the war between G.I. JOE and the TRANSFORMERS was out of control before… well, brothers and sisters—wait’ll you get a load of issue 6!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39—Return of the Decepticon Justice Division

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

RETURN OF THE D.J.D.! A punishment squad created by MEGATRON to hunt down dissidents, turncoats and cowards—no one believes more passionately in the DECEPTICON cause than the D.J.D. So what happens when they discover their founder has joined the Autobots? (Clue: it’s not pretty.)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek and Green Lantern Come Together in July

Green Lantern Star Trek 2IDW Publishing, CBS Consumer Products and DC Entertainment announced yesterday that they will boldly go where no one has gone before…in brightest day, in blackest night. Two iconic franchises will meet this summer in a legendary crossover event with the release of a six-part comic book miniseries, Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War. Both Star Trek and Green Lantern are known for their strong cast of interstellar characters and when they come together for the first time this July, fans new and old are sure to experience a galaxy-sized thrill.

Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War is six-part monthly mini-series and will be written by veteran Star Trek comic writer Mike Johnson with interior art by Angel HernandezStar Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #1 will be available in stores and online in July, boasting covers from Gabriel Rodriguez, Francesco Francavilla, Elsa Charretier, and Garry Brown. Following issues will feature covers from an amazing lineup that includes Declan Shalvey, Marc Laming, and more!

Green Lantern Star Trek 1An entire universe of Green Lanterns and other supporting characters have grown out from his original adventures in the 1940’s, and this series really showcases the intergalactic scope of the franchise.

A pop culture mainstay for almost 50 years, Star Trek’s fan base continues to grow exponentially with the new feature films in 2009 and 2013. Now all Star Trek fans can watch their favorite U.S.S. Enterprise crew members meet Hal Jordan and the entire Green Lantern Corps in an adventure that spans space, time and all the colors of the spectrum. Set in Star Trek’s 23rd Century, the balance of the universe will be tested when the Green Lantern Corps’ Power Rings come into the possession of certain Star Trek characters while a dark and powerful evil looms around every corner.  Only the combined power of the Green Lantern Corp and the Federation stand any chance of stopping those who worship evil’s might.

CTM Media Holdings to Become IDW Media Holdings

IDW Media HoldingsCTM Media Holdings, Inc., a holding company consisting of CTM Media Group and a majority interest in IDW, announced today that it will begin operating under the name IDW Media Holdings to reflect the growth of IDW as its principal line of business, and Ted Adams, a founding partner and current CEO and Publisher of IDW, will take over as CEO of IDW Media Holdings.

A holding company is a company that doesn’t actually produce and goods or services, it just owns shares of other companies and forms a corporate group. It helps owners control a number of different companies and reduces the risk for owners.

IDW Media Holdings, Inc. will be an integrated media company consisting of IDW Publishing, the award-winning, San Diego-based comic-book and graphic novel publisher; CTM Media Group, a distributor of print and digital advertising; IDW Entertainment, the television-development arm of IDW Publishing; San Diego Comic Art Gallery, a new comic art gallery space launching in summer 2015; Ettractions, a travel-based web portal; Top Shelf Productions, a publisher of independent and creator-driven graphic novels; IDW Games, producer of tabletop board games and card games; and IDW Limited, the high-end print collectibles division of IDW Publishing.

CTM Media Holdings currently has two classes of common stock listed on the OTC Pink Sheets Pink Tier under the symbols CTMMA and CTMMB.  As part of an integrated effort to boost the presence of the Company, IDW Media Holdings will register its common stock under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and seek to list its shares on a national securities exchange with a ticker symbol reflecting its updated identity.

IDW Publishing Previews: 4/1/15

Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit #3 (of 3)

Rob Anderson (w) • Fernando Melek (a & c)

Animal cop Kaminski and his misfit crew expect to deal with Panda Dogs and Horned Mastiffs… but Cthulhu creatures were NOT in the job description! From rampaging griffins to insane death cults, it’s all been building to this final showdown! But don’t worry — Kaminski brought his catchpole and is ready to kick some monster ass…

FC • 32 pages  • $3.99

Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #3 (of 4)

Erik Burnham (w) • Nacho Arranz (a & c)

The cast of Galaxy Quest have landed on the planet Dryth, charged by an alien rebel with fixing a mistake they didn’t even know they made by meddling in the politics of another planet… but first they have to get through an alien wasteland in one piece. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Guy is stuck at a comic convention with a group of aliens masquerading as his costars. Nothing could go wrong there, right?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #212—The Death of Snake Eyes: Part 1

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

G.I. JOE faces a force unlike anything they’ve ever encountered before… and the only way to control it is by reviving Serpentor, the Cobra Emperor himself! But bringing him backs sets into motion drastic events that lead to the death of the original Ninja Commando! The Death of Snake Eyes begins here in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #212!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe #7

Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! Entrenched in a war-torn Eastern European nation, the G.I. JOE team collides with separatists, ex-teammates, locals, and COBRA. Politics collides with boots on the ground in one of the most unforgettable G.I. JOE epics of all time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Maxx: Maxximized #17

Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (w) • Kieth (a & c)

While Julie’s stuck in the bathroom thanks to her morning sickness, Sarah and Maxx’s minds become melded, and Maxx now knows what he must do. He journeys to Julie’s Outback where—amid a sea of skulls—he finds the Leopard Queen. Together they travel to a distant volcano, and while staring into the flaring lava, Maxx’s memories come flooding back to him.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Millennium #3 (of 5)

Joe Harris (w) • Colin Lorimer (a) • menton3 (c)

Fifteen years ago, the end of the world—the anticipated “Millennium Event”—was avoided thanks to the efforts of Frank Black and FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Or was it? Frank’s psychic gifts have been showing him that evil has continued to grow unabated in the world, and he’s trying his best to ignore it. But soon the resurgence of the Millennium Group and their quest to find Frank’s daughter Jordan will pull him into the fray once again whether he likes it or not!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic #1: Sombra

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brenda Hickey (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

What caused Sombra to become one of the most feared ponies in Equestria’s history?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Robert Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy #2 (of 3)

Robert Lazaro & Eric Gignac (w) • Steve Erwin (a) • Gignac (c)

Just outside our galaxy the atrocities of slavery thrive, and young Thorby is just another orphaned boy sold at auction. But when he crosses paths with a mysterious crippled beggar his destiny is forever changed. And now as his knowledge and skills mature Thorby becomes increasingly aware of how his ever-changing fortunes could affect the destinies of us all. Citizen of the Galaxy is an interstellar action/adventure, coming of age tale by the ‘Dean of Science Fiction’, Robert A. Heinlein!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Shadow Show #5 (of 5)

Alice Hoffman, Mort Castle & Sam Weller (w) • Chris Evenhuis (a) • Sarah Stone (c)

In Shadow Show, acclaimed writers and artists come together to pay tribute to the work of the one and only Ray Bradbury! The final story in the series is “Conjure,” written by Alice Hoffman with art by Chris Evenhuis. It’s summertime in a small American town, and rumor has it an angel has come to town. Two friends, Cate and Abbey, discover the truth… but there’s a price to be paid for their curiosity.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek Gold Key Archives, Vol. 3

Len Wein (w) • Alberto Giolitti (a) • Michael Stribling (c)

Boldly going… where it all started! Presenting the first comic book adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew! Fully re-mastered with new colors, including stories such as “Dark Traveler,” “The Enterprise Mutiny,” “The Hijacked Planet,” and more.

HC • FC • $29.99 • 160 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-231-9

TMNT Color Classics Vol. 3 #3

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Jim Lawson (w & a) • A.C. Farley (c)

The TMNT Color Classics line continues, presenting another classic Mirage storyline in all-new full color! In “City at War, Part One,” a terrorist’s bomb sets off an explosive chain of events across New York City, igniting a dangerous power struggle of epic proportions. But with the turtles and their family and friends in utter disarray, is there any hope for the Big Apple? Originally printed in black and white as TMNT v1 #50.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

WEIRD Love #6

Joe Gill, Don Perlin, and various (w) •  Joe Stanton, Charles Nicholas, Don Perlin, Paul Gustavson, Bill Ward, and various (a) • Unknown (c)

Our brand spankin’ new issue of everybody’s favorite love to hate, or is that hate to love, comic… the lurid, the lusty, the loony…WEIRD Love! Along with MUCH more this issue has the most jaw-drooping, hilarious, bizarro story we’ve ever dared to print: “I Married a Monster!” about a girl’s crush who is a head-to-toe hairy, big footed, loon who goes around howling, “AROOOO!” If she likes him there’s hope for us ALL!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The X-Files: Season 10 #22

Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

“Elders,” Part 2 of 5: The “Syndicate” that long bedeviled Agents Mulder and Scully has returned with old faces and a new leader. For what new secrets will they fight and kill? And what will become of the X-Files once those secrets are laid bare? The end is here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Spend WonderCon with IDW

Join IDW Publishing this weekend in Anaheim as they head to the fan-favorite convention, WonderCon! Taking place in the Anaheim Convention Center from April 3rd – April 5th, IDW and Top Shelf can be found at Booth #509. The fun begins at the booth on Friday with signings, freebies, and exclusive variants you won’t want to miss out on!

Available exclusively at the IDW booth, the most outrageous convention exclusive of the year, Jem & The Holograms #1 variant cover by Amy Mebberson! The cover can be purchased for $5, limit 3 per customer. And fans of IDW’s Artist’s Editions won’t want to miss the debut of Jack Kirby’s Mister Miracle Artist’s Edition variant, featuring an all-new penciled cover! These will be available all weekend long for $125, limit 2 per customer.


Check out the signing schedule.

Friday April 3rd

1:00 – 2:00 Transformers – Mairghread Scott
2:00 – 3:00 The Bigger Bang D.J. Kirkbride
4:00 – 5:00 Orphan BlackJody Houser, Cat Staggs
5:00 – 6:00 Star Trek/ Planet of the Apes – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
6:00 – 7:00 Godzilla: Cataclysm Cullen Bunn

Saturday April 4th

10:00 – 12:00 Edward Scissorhands – Drew Rausch
12:00 – 1:00 Star Trek Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen
1: 00 ­– 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of EarthChris Mowry
2:00 – 3:00 Zombies vs. Robots, The October FactionSteve Niles, Anthony Diecidue
2:15 – 3:15 Orphan Black Graeme Manson, Jody Houser, Cat Staggs
3:00 – 4:00 V-Wars Jonathan Maberry

Sunday April 5th

11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek/ Planet of the Apes – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
12:00 – 1:00 The Crow – Kevin Colden
1:00 – 2:00 Transformers  Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
2:00 – 3:00 Jem & The Holograms Amy Mebberson
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)


And join us throughout the weekend at these panels!

IDW Publishing: Focus on Artist’s Editions Friday, 4/3, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 213

Join Artist’s Edition Guru and Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, as he lifts the veil back on secrecy surrounding upcoming Artist’s Editions! There will be announcements, special guests and a rumored special appearance from IDW President (and art lover) Greg Goldstein. This will be a big one. Just like the books!

IDW Publishing & Top Shelf Productions: An Independent Partnership, Friday, 4/3, 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m., Room: 213

The publishing world was rocked this year, with the news that IDW Publishing acquired Top Shelf Productions. Now, join Top Shelf Editor-in-Chief Chris Staros, IDW President Greg Goldstein and IDW Marketing VP Dirk Wood, for a spirited discussion of all things Top Shelf. Announcements, hi-jinx, sneak peeks at new projects, Q&A and more! Come find out what’s changing about your favorite Indy Publisher. Hint: Not much! More of the great groundbreaking projects you’ve come to expect from Top Shelf are on the way!

IDW Publishing: The Best Panel You’ll Ever Attend, Saturday, 4/4, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 213

Join VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, IDW President Greg Goldstein, Senior Book Editor Justin Eisinger, Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, Editor Sarah Gaydos and a bevy of special guests for a wild presentation filled with announcements, sneak peeks and Q&A! Think you know what IDW is up to this year? You won’t REALLY know unless you’re in the room for this one!

IDW Publishing: Kids’ Comics & More, Sunday, 4/5, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m., Room: 213

Bring the kids to this one! Come find out what’s happening this year for all your favorite all-ages titles: My Little Pony, Skylanders, Angry Birds, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cartoon Network. Join IDW Editor Sarah Gaydos for sneak peeks at artwork, exciting announcements, but most importantly…Free Comics for everyone under 18!


And the variant!

Jem & The Holograms #1 variant

Kevin Eastman Joins The IDW Team!

IDW PublishingSunday at Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon 2015 finished off with a hell of an announcement, that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman has signed an exclusive contract with IDW Publishing, which will see all his new projects created solely with IDW.

Eastman’s long and influential career in comics began with the co-creation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the success of which would lead to a cavalcade of films, television programs, video games, merchandise and more. Taking comics by storm, the originally self-published series thrived through a metamorphosis before landing at IDW, where Eastman has returned to the iconic heroes, plotting and periodically drawing the highly acclaimed series alongside IDW Senior Staff Writer Tom Waltz.

IDW’s working relationship with Eastman started in 2011 with the launch of the all-new IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Eastman has continued to work closely with IDW on projects including classic reprints of the Ninja Turtles, special IDW Limited editions featuring original art alongside essential stories, and cover art for hit original series. A number of new projects will be announced in the coming months as part of this agreement.

Eastman will join the staff of IDW in their newly announced move to San Diego’s historic Liberty Station NTC offices with an office on-site, and his original works will mark the inaugural exhibition of the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

Richard Matheson’s the Shrinking Man Comes to Life at IDW

the shrinking man 1IDW Publishing has announced the comic-book adaption of the late Richard Matheson’s seminal science fiction novel, The Shrinking Man. Ted Adams, IDW’s CEO & Publisher, is adapting the material, alongside artist Mark Torres.

Matheson’s exploration of withering manhood and social norms is brought to vivid life in this 4-issue series. To further emphasize the series’ classic appeal, the debut issue will be a part of IDW’s month-long “EC Comics cover month” promotion. The Shrinking Man #1 will be one of a dozen IDW titles getting a variant cover that pays tribute to the classic EC Comics cover designs from the 1950s. The Shrinking Man #1’s homage to Al Feldstein’s brilliant Weird Science #12 from the June 1950 cover is also being drawn by series artist Mark Torres.

the shrinking man 2Originally published in 1956, The Shrinking Man has been adapted into a motion picture and won the 1958 Hugo award for best science fiction/fantasy dramatic presentation. This legendary tale chronicles the events of an average family man, Scott Carey, who, after being exposed to a mysterious cloud, comes to the frightening realization that he is shrinking slowly day-by-day. His everyday existence as a husband and father is thrown into chaos as he struggles with not just shrinking smaller and smaller but with the possibility that he may disappear all together. All ideas of normal fade as Carey becomes a national spectacle and his family converts into unreachable giants. He is pushed to the very limits of fear and existence with each passing day becoming a struggle just to survive.

The Shrinking Man, part of IDW’s Five Featured Firsts, which sees a new series launching each of the five Wednesdays in July, takes its place alongside other IDW/Matheson collaborations including I Am Legend, Hell House, numerous short stories including the Eisner-nominated “Blood Son,” and Duel. Grab your copy before the stacks wither away at your local comics shop!

Next Games and IDW Publishing Debut a Comic Based on Compass Point: West

comic_bg1Next Games, have announced the worldwide release of its first mobile game Compass Point: West accompanied with a comic produced together with IDW Publishing. The first game release from the mobile game studio Next Games, features a rich story set in the Wild West and a highly polished gameplay experience with a unique card collecting mechanic at its heart.

Compass Point: West is a free-to-play action strategy game featuring stunning 3D graphics, highly polished gameplay and a fun and rewarding card collecting system introduced in a new, original way to the mass casual audience on mobile. The game takes the player on a journey to the old Wild West where they join friends and saddle up for an epic adventure, exploring the open frontier while fighting the hostile takeover plans of notorious oil tycoon, Orville Driller. Along the way, the player will build their own outposts, collect cards to summon allies and encounter a wide range of characters, each with their unique personalities in their mission to save the Wild West.

Next Games and IDW Publishing will distribute the comic worldwide through a multitude of platforms including Apple iBooks and Google Play and is also available on www.compasspointwest.com for fans to enjoy.

Compass Point: West is the first game in a series of four games Next Games is developing based on its internal IP. With the Compass Point series, Next Games aims to develop a leading franchise of games banded together by the same principles of original, engaging gaming experience and gorgeous graphics.

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