IDW Debuts at New York Comic Con
First appearance by premier publisher marked by award winning guests, major exclusives
San Diego, CA (September 30, 2010) – Celebrating its first appearance at New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing is proud to host several award-winning creators and offer exclusive editions of major releases. Creators such as Eisner Award-winner and convention guest Darwyn Cooke and critically acclaimed artist of the LOCKE & KEY series, Garbiel Rodriguez, will sign daily at the IDW booth. Plus, IDW will feature exclusive editions of its most sought after series, including its best-selling TRUE BLOOD #1, Cooke’s THE OUTFIT, STAR TREK and more.
“Since this is IDW’s first appearance at New York Comic Con, we wanted to do it right,” said Chris Ryall, chief creative officer at IDW. “Between launching THE OUTFIT, hosting some amazing creators, offering exciting exclusives and making a few announcements, we’re looking forward to a great show.”
Headlining IDW’s impressive signing schedule is Cooke, who will launch the second installment of his Parker adaptation series, THE OUTFIT. Plus, LOCKE & KEY’s Rodriguez will make a rare U.S. appearance in honor of the growing success of the series. David Messina, artist of TRUE BLOOD, will also make the trip across the pond and be joined daily by writers David Tischman and Mariah Huehner for signing. Check IDWPublishing.com for a complete schedule and list of creators.
To mark the launch of THE OUTFIT, IDW will offer only 500 limited edition, signed and numbered copies only during New York Comic Con. TRUE BLOOD #1 will also be available with a new exclusive cover. Plus, both SPIKE #1 and STAR TREK: KHAN: RULING IN HELL #1 will be available as convention exclusive editions boasting all-new covers. Rounding out the list will be a free convention edition of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #0 and a WITCH & WIZARD flip booklet, offering a preview of both the WITCH & WIZARD trade collection and the upcoming prose sequel to James Patterson’s number one best selling young adult novel, The Gift.
THE OUTFIT, signed and numbered ($40, 160 pages, hard cover) will be available from IDW, booth #2115.
TRUE BLOOD #1, exclusive wrap-around cover ($10, 32 pages, full color) will be available from IDW, booth #2115.
SPIKE #1, exclusive wrap-around cover ($5, 32 pages, full color) will be available from IDW, booth #2115.
STAR TREK: KHAN: RULING IN HELL #1, exclusive plush photo cover ($5, 32 pages, full color) will be available from IDW, booth #2115.
Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.
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; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.
IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.