IDW Partners with Chris Roberson and Rich Ellis for Memorial

Official Press Release

IDW Partners with Chris Roberson and Rich Ellis for MEMORIAL

An all-new comic series coming in December

Featured preview in IDW October comics

[Memorial #1 cover]San Diego, CA (September 20, 2011)—Starting in December, IDW Publishing is proud to offer the fantastical new mini-series, MEMORIAL. This impressively creative series is written by New York Times best-selling author and creator of iZombie and Cinderella: Fables are Forever, Chris Roberson with art by the enormously talented artist Rich Ellis and a cover by the fan-favorite Michael Kaluta. An eleven-page preview of this far-reaching new series will be featured in selected IDW comics throughout October.

“Memorial,” Roberson said, “is a kind of cross between Doctor Who and Sandman by way of Miyazaki. A comic about memory and magic, mythology and mystery.”

MEMORIAL tells the story of Em, a young woman who arrives at a hospital in Portland, Oregon with no memory of her past. A year later, her newly-rebuilt life is thrown into turmoil after she inherits a magical shop, the kind that appears in an alley one instant and disappears the next. Em finds herself drawn into a supernatural conflict between immortal beings representing the fundamental aspects of the universe itself.  All of existence is at stake, and the only things standing in the way of total oblivion are Em, the magical shop, and a talking cat.

“I’m incredibly excited about Memorial. Chris and Rich have put together a series I’m very proud to be publishing, and that I know is going to find an audience,” said IDW CEO and Publisher, Ted Adams. “To that end, we’re determined to make sure that as many people as possible see the preview before retailers have to place their pre-orders for #1.”

Comic veteran Roberson has received two Eisner Award nominations this year for Best Limited Series (Cinderella: From Fabeltown with Love) and Best New Series (iZombie). Readers are encouraged to look for the preview of MEMORIAL #1 in many of IDW’s October comics, including 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #1, COLD WAR #1, DOCTOR WHO #10, H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE DUNWICH HORROR #1, STAR TREK #2, and STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1.

The preview will also be available for free through the IDW Comics app on iTunes.

MEMORIAL #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in December 2011. Diamond order code SEPT11

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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; Toho’s Godzilla; 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! Studio.

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.