(W) Sam Maggs (A) Isabel Escalante (CA) Sweeney Boo In Shops: Apr 07, 2021 SRP: $3.99
The Mad Thinker and the Awesome Android have a plan to become INTERNET FAMOUS, and it involves…all the tourists in Time Square?! Captain Marvel and Ghost-Spider race to stop the out-of-control livestream before it’s too late in this thrilling conclusion to Carol and Gwen’s ClikClok adventures!
(W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Harvey Tolibao In Shops: Apr 07, 2021 SRP: $3.99
In the glory days of the Republic, the Jedi stand as guardians of galactic peace-until a powerful new adversary called the Nihil arrives. Zeen accompanies the Jedi to the Starlight Beacon, a glowing symbol of the Jedi and Republic. where she learns what it means to be a Padawan. Meanwhile, Krix and the Nihil fight their way through a Republic blockade to safety, and Krix begins to wonder who this strange man who helped him really is.
Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot, and artist Harvey Tolibao bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!
It’s new comic book day! What are you all getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Josh Burcham In Shops: Apr 07, 2021 SRP: $3.99
Unbeknownst to the Maximals, the Predacons have taken their first prisoner! As Megatron and Tarantulas run their interrogation, dissent stirs in the Predacon ranks. Who’ll give first-the dissatisfied Dinobot or the captured Maximal? The Beast Wars rage on!
(W) Bill Mantlo, Ralph Macchio, Steve Parkhouse, Simon Furman (A) Kim DeMulder, Frank Springer, John Ridgeway, Mike Collins (A/CA) Guido Guidi In Shops: Apr 07, 2021 SRP: $7.99
Some events in history are so incredible, that they’ve gone down in legend-epic tales of epic heroes and villains. Others remain shrouded in mystery, only surfacing as snippets of the real story. Transformers ’84: Legends & Rumors is the perfect companion book to the Secrets & Lies mini-series. Representing the classic stories that inspired the series: “The Transformers” (Transformers #1), “Man of Iron” (Transformers UK #9-12), and the Transformers ’84 #0 one-shot!
IDW announced today that it has added six new members to its team. IDW Publishing onboards industry veteran Alex Hargett as Book Trade and Mass Market Sales Director; Pat O’Connell was tapped as Direct Market Sales Manager; Julia Borden signs on as Foreign Licensing Sales Manager; Lauren LePera is named the new Managing Editor, and Topher Alford joins as Senior Digital Marketing Manager. IDW also announced that they have appointed Alison Quin as the company-wide Senior Director of IT/IS.
As IDWP’s Book Trade and Mass Market Sales Director, Hargett will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing the sales strategy in both the national and international book trade and mass markets.
Prior to joining IDW, Hargett worked as the Trade Marketing Manager at COTY where she led the company’s business strategy and analysis, innovation launches, brand positioning and promotions. Before that, she was the Sales & Trade Marketing Manager at DC Comics, and also spent a couple of years at both Public Affairs Books and Penguin Press.
O’Connell, appointed Direct Market Sales Manager of IDWP, will be responsible for acting as the direct liaison between IDW Publishing and the Direct Market comic book retailer accounts. He will also be responsible for supporting and assisting the Sales and Marketing Department (both the Direct Market and Book Market teams), and for developing, implementing and managing the exclusive cover variant sales program, including assisting the Book Market team with exclusive book editions. Additionally, O’Connell will help coordinate IDW’s convention exclusive offerings by working directly with the editorial, production, design and management divisions of the company. He will also be responsible for relaying direct market retailer insights and concerns to the other divisions of the company.
Before coming to IDWP, O’Connell worked as a Sales Manager at Dynamite Entertainment where he curated, scheduled and recorded all digital sales, digital bundle promotions and physical backlist and frontlist direct marketing sales. Prior to that, he was a Sales Representative at DC Comics.
Borden will oversee all aspects of Foreign Licensing with international publishers, as well as assist Hargett and Penguin Random House on international English-language product distribution.
Previously, Borden managed foreign rights and sales at No Starch Press, directing D2C business through the in-house e-commerce site, book trade and mass market sales through PRHPS, as well as translation licensing for 150+ titles across 30 countries.
LePera has joined the IDWP team as the company’s new Managing Editor where she will support the Editor-in-Chief and Director of Design & Production in overseeing the planning of production schedules for comics, books and special projects. She will also be responsible for facilitating communications between the Editorial, Design & Production, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing and other internal departments.
LePera previously served as the Managing Editor and Production Editor at Insight Editions, and before that worked as the Senior Production Editor at Bridgepoint Education.
As Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Alford will oversee all digital initiatives for Publishing including social media strategy, email marketing, SEO, website content strategy, vendor account management, virtual events, direct-to-consumer marketing campaigns and special projects. Prior to joining IDW, Alford was the Marketing Strategy Manager at DC Entertainment, and previously served as the Senior Marketing Manager at Dark Horse Comics.
IDW also announced today that they have named Quin as the company-wide Senior Director of IT/IS where she will be charged with spearheading a complete assessment of the company’s existing and future technical needs, and implementing and launching new processes and policies.
Quin comes to IDW bearing more than 30 years of experience in the IT/IS field. Before joining IDW, she served as the Senior Implementation Project Manager at Xenial, Inc., the Director of IT at LEP Inc., and has also served at AWear Limited, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Virgin Entertainment Group, Drake Computer Training and Soft Tech Computers.
(W) Stan Sakai (A) Stan Sakai (CA) Peach Momoko In Shops: Mar 31, 2021 SRP: $3.99
Featuring the classic Usagi story “The Tea Cup”. Usagi’s rough-mannered friend Gen returns with a new mission: the two must return a priceless tea cup to a merchant for a hefty reward! With thieves on their trail, what happens when two orphans get between Gen and his dreams of a hefty payday?
(W) Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins (A/CA) Philip Murphy In Shops: Mar 31, 2021 SRP: $3.99
School can be tough, especially when you’ve got a secret – even if that secret is that you’re Spider-Man! Gifted with incredible powers, Peter Parker has defended the streets of New York City from all sorts of terrifying villians, but he’s about to discover that the halls of his new school may be even MORE dangerous in this webslinging all-ages adventure from writers Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins (Donut the Destroyer, Our Super Adventure) and artist Philip Murphy (Star Trek vs. Transformers, Powerpuff Girls).
(W) Rich Douek (A/CA) Alex Cormack In Shops: Mar 31, 2021 SRP: $3.99
An incoming storm forces the crew to step up work on the wreck – but the divers discover a horrible truth about the Bremen’s wreck, and the promise of sunken treasure. On deck, tensions explode, as Jim escapes the brig and wreaks havoc. And through it all, the siren continues to prey on the crew’s minds, and their very flesh.
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Casey W. Coller In Shops: Mar 31, 2021 SRP: $3.99
“War World: Hunt”. As the Decepticons take over important facilities in Iacon, it opens up an opportunity for a jailbreak! But, will Bumblebee, Swindle, and Trickdiamond be able to escape–and is it really better for them if they do? Meanwhile, Starscream and Megatron scheme and Cyclonus returns with a grudge.