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IDW Publishing to release Lynn Johnston’s ‘For Better or For Worse’ in Complete Library Editions this October

Welcome back, Elly, John, and the entire Patterson family as IDW Publishing and the Library of American Comics have announced For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library by Lynn Johnston. These definitive hardcover editions will collect the entire series in nine volumes, three books per decade of the strip.

For Better or For Worse is one of the most beloved comic strips of all time, with a devoted audience of more than 220 million. These new collections are being produced with Lynn Johnston’s cooperation and are being edited by Dean Mullaney, Kurtis Findlay, and Lorraine Turner.

Since For Better or For Worse debuted in 1979, the world was able to watch the Patterson family grow up in real time—and to many readers, they feel like family!

Book One, coming October 2017, collects all the daily and color Sunday strips from the strip’s debut in September 1979 through the end of 1982. The book will feature a new cover panel by Lynn Johnston, and occasional context notes and comments. For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library reprints the strips in chronological order, allowing us to enjoy it as it originally unfolded!

Lynn Johnston was born in Ontario, Canada. She is the first woman to receive the Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society. She has also received the Order of Canada. Lynn began For Better or For Worse in 1979. She told the saga of the Pattersons for 29 years, until August of 2008, when she retired from the daily production of new strips and storylines.

SDCC 2013: IDW Announces Exclusives!

IDW Publishing is renowned for having great exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con every year, but 2013 finds them taking it to the next level. See below for a complete list of SDCC exclusives, which promise to be the most sought after of the show!

Some of the items will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store beginning July 2nd. Fans that preorder will be able to pick up their books from the IDW booth (These items will be noted below with an *asterisk).

IDW’s web store can be found here: IDW Con Exclusives

A limited edition product not available anywhere else, the Artist’s Edition: Best of EC Covers Portfolio will be on hand. Featuring eight amazing prints of class EC covers by such luminaries as Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman and more, this edition will be limited to 250 copies and priced at $50. It will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store*, and there is a limit of 3 to a customer.

Speaking of EC and Artist’s Editions, an exclusive edition of the Best of EC Artist’s Edition will be premiered at Comic-Con as well! Signed by the legendary Al Feldstein, numbered, and limited to 250 copies, this edition will feature a variant cover and be priced at $200. This title will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store*, and there is a limit of 3 to a customer.

That’s not the only big Al Feldstein news at this show. Also debuting is, Felstein: Mad Life & Fantastic Art IDW is celebrating the release of this beautiful book with a deluxe, slip-cased version, complete with hand sketches and signatures from Feldstein himself! It will be limited to 100 copies, and be priced at $150, will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store*, and there is a limit of 3 to a customer. This book is literally at the printer as this is being written, and will be dashed to the show for a last-minute release!

AND, there’s another exclusive EC Artist’s Edition this year! Artist’s Edition: Jack Davis EC Stories Signed & Limited is signed by Jack Davis himself and has a variant cover by the incomparable artist. This edition will be limited to 250 copies and priced at $200. It will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store*, and there is a limit of 3 to a customer.

A special convention exclusive edition of Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales: Artist’s Edition will also be available, featuring a variant cover by Mark Schultz! This edition is limited to just 250 copies, priced at $200, will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store*, and there is a limit of 3 to a customer.

For My Little Pony fans, IDW has a special surprise! An exclusive glitter variant cover of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #9. But, here’s the trick: it contains 8 pages of material that isn’t in the regular edition, featuring the Equestrian Girls! Fans worldwide will be clamoring to get a copy of this, and the ONLY place to read this story is in this exclusive, and the ONLY place to get it is the IDW booth at SDCC! This item is limited to 1,000 copies, with a limit of 5 to a customer. **Note – Watch for the Diamond Comics variant, available to Comics Retailers at SDCC.

Another My Little Pony treat is the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Variant Edition HC. This is the only way to get this material in a hardcover format! With a variant cover by fan-favorite J. Scott Campbell, this edition is limited to 500 copies, priced at $25, with a limit of 3 to a customer, and only available at the IDW booth.

Skelton Crew Studio have done it again, producing not one, but two new Locke & Key high-quality pewter key replicas! 100 copies of the Locke & Key: Shadow Key and 100 copies of the Locke & Key: Music Box Key will be available for $25 each, only at IDW’s booth, with a limit of 3 to a customer.

But wait, there’s more!

  • The Hollows Variant Edition HC – Variant cover by Sam Kieth, limited to 200, priced at $25, only available at the IDW booth, limit of 3 to a customer. Get it signed at the show by Chris Ryall and Sam Kieth!
  • Worlds of Sam Keith Variant Edition HC – Variant cover by Sam Kieth, limited to 200, priced at $50, it will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store*, limit of 3 to a customer. Get it signed at the show by Sam Kieth!
  • The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror Variant Edition HC – Variant cover by Walter Simonson, limited to 100, priced at $25, only available at the IDW booth, limit of 3 to a customer. Get it signed at the show by Walter Simonson and Mark Waid!
  • The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1 Variant – Variant cover by Darwyn Cooke, limited to 500, priced at $5, only available at the IDW booth, limit of 5 to a customer. Get it signed at the show by Mark Waid!
  • X-Files: Season 10 #1 Variant – Variant cover by Joe Corroney, limited to 500, priced at $10, only available at the IDW booth, limit of 5 to a customer. Get it signed at the show by X-Files creator Chris Carter, writer Joe Harris and artist Joe Corroney!
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Artobiography Variant Edition HC – Variant cover by Kevin Eastman, limited to 250, priced at $50, it will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store*, limit of 3 to a customer. Get it signed at the show by Kevin Eastman!

In addition to all these exclusives, IDW will be debuting advance copies of two highly anticipated books! Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies Vol. 1 (100 copies available, priced at $50, only available in the booth) and Berkeleyworks: The Art of Berkeley Breathed: From Bloom County and Beyond (100 copies available, priced at $50, only available in the booth) will be seen for the first time anywhere! Get these books signed at the IDW booth by Dean Mullaney and Berkeley Breathed!

Once again, IDW is proud to have Ashley Wood and ThreeA as a part of their booth with exclusives in tow! Ash’s Machine Sabbath Variant Edition HC (250 copies available, priced at $25, only available in the booth) and Glitter Sausage Variant Edition SC (500 copies available, priced at $25, only available in the booth) promise to be exciting additions to the Ashley Wood library.

But Ash is bringing a lot more than that! For a complete list of what ThreeA has in store for SDCC this year, visit their blog here:  http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/

IDW Limited will of course be well represented in the booth as well, bringing their incredible assortment of small-run merchandise. For a complete rundown on IDW Limited’s amazing items, go here: http://www.idwlimited.com

Providing an exclusive suitable for each and every fan in the building, the IDW Booth promises to be one of the place to be at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con!

“He Caught Lightening in a Bottle and Learned How to Draw with It”

Official Press Release

“He Caught Lightening in a Bottle and Learned How to Draw with It”

IDW and the Library of American Comics announce

The Complete Skippy by Percy Crosby

[Skippy Image]San Diego, CA (December 7, 2011)—IDW Publishing and the Library of American Comics are proud to announce a new archival hardcover series that will reprint, for the first time, the complete legendary Skippy comic strips by Percy Crosby. THE COMPLETE SKIPPY will be co-edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney, with an ongoing biography by Gardner, and designed by Lorraine Turner. The premiere volume, containing the daily comics from 1925 through 1927, will be released in summer 2012.
[Percy Crosby Image]
Percy Crosby caught lightning in a bottle and learned how to draw with it,” wrote Jules Feiffer in a 1978 appreciation. Milton Caniff marveled, “Boy, there’s nothing faster than watching Skippy run the way Crosby drew him.” Debuting in 1923 in Life magazine, Skippy moved to the comics pages in 1925 and soon became a sensation, published in twenty-eight countries and fourteen languages. In 1931, Skippy became the first comic strip to see its film version win an Academy Award. Crosby continued writing and drawing the feature until 1945.

[Life Cover]Crosby was also heralded as “the greatest apostle of motion in the field of art” by Edward Alden Jewell, art critic of The New York Times. Crosby’s artwork has hung in the Louvre in Paris, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, and the Tate Gallery in London, among other venues, but it is his work as a cartoonist, as the creator of Skippy—the philosopher man-child— for which he’s best known.
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Today Skippy can be seen as the spiritual ancestor to Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, among many other kid strips. Crosby influenced cartoonists from Charles Schulz to Walt Kelly to Garry Trudeau, and perhaps more than any other cartoonist before him, brought philosophy and politics to the American newspaper comic strip. In the end, it would be his outspoken political and philosophical beliefs that would place him [Crosby Family Image]increasingly outside the mainstream of 1940s American culture, ultimately leading to his exile from comics and his forced incarceration in a mental institution for the last sixteen years of his life. As a result of his tragic end, Crosby’s remarkable contributions to American culture have been largely eclipsed, until now.

The series is produced with the full cooperation of Skippy, Inc. and the Crosby estate. Joan Crosby Tibbetts, Crosby’s daughter, who has waged a 50-year campaign to keep her father’s legacy alive, said, “I’m delighted that the complete Skippy will be published at long last. For years, Skippy fans and namesakes have written me, wanting to see more of their favorite character, and now I can tell them their wishes are granted.”

[Skippy Image]

[Skippy Image]

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; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and comics and trade collections based on novels by bestselling authors, Joe Hill, Anne Rice, George R.R. Martin, and James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and 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.

Skippy © 2011 Skippy, Inc. All characters herein and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks of Skippy, Inc. All rights reserved.

IDW Publishing Announces San Diego Comic-Con Signing Schedule

Official Press Release

IDW Publishing Announces San Diego Comic-Con Signing Schedule

All-Star Signings at booth #2643!

Joe Hill! Ashley Wood! Steve Niles! Gabriel Rodriguez! Anne Rice! Kevin Eastman! Eric Powell! George R.R. Martin! Walter Simonson! J. Scott Campbell! Jonathan Ross! And many more!

[Mighty Thor Cover]San Diego, CA (July 14, 2011)—Once again making a splash at Comic-Con, IDW Publishing today announced the company’s action-packed signing schedule, featuring exclusive appearances with such fan-favorite talent as George R.R. Martin, Walter Simonson, Anne Rice, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Ashley Wood and Kevin Eastman.

“Try and find a booth with more talent in it in San Diego, you won’t!” exclaimed Dirk Wood, IDW’s director of retail marketing, responsible for the impressive signing roster. “We really went all out this year, and while I’m personally already exhausted just thinking about it, fans are going to love being at the IDW booth.”

IDW kicks off Comic-Con with a special Walter Simonson event during preview night, celebrating the launch of the WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION with Simonson on hand to sign the SDCC exclusive variant.

Other signing highlights include Anne Rice (Servant of the Bones) on Thursday, George RR Martin (Doorways) on Friday, Michael McMillian (True Blood: Tainted Love) on Friday and Saturday, and Kevin Eastman and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party on Saturday. Plus, Eisner nominated Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key), Comic-Con guest Ashley Wood, and comics historians Dean Mullaney and Craig Yoe will all be headquartered at the IDW booth #2643 throughout the convention.

See the full, all-star list below!

Wednesday July 20th Preview Night

OPEN – 8:00  SPECIAL EVENT! Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition
Book Release Featuring IDW Guest of Honor –
Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)

[Servant of the Bones Cover]Thursday July 21st

10:00 – 11:00 All-Ghouls SchoolMarc Sumerak, Brian Miller (Get a free limited signing card!)
11:00 – 12:00 Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s EditionWalter
Simonson
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
12:30 – 2:00 Servant of the BonesAnne Rice (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
(Signing items limited – See employee for details)
[The Cape]2:00 – 3:00 Code Word: GeronimoCapt. Dale Dye, Dr. Julia Dye (Get a free limited
signing card!)
3:00 – 4:00 Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s EditionWalter
Simonson
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
3:00 – 4:00 Tribes: The Dog YearsMichael Geszel, Inaki Miranda
4:00 – 5:00 The Rocketeer Adventures Tommy Lee Edwards, Jonathan Ross, Mike Allred
5:00 – 6:00 Locke & KeyJoe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive
hardcover! And don’t miss the debut of The Cape #1 by Joe Hill!
)

Friday July 22nd
[Popbot Cover]
10:00 – 11:00 DoorwaysGeorge R.R. Martin
(Signing items limited – See employee for details)
11:00 – 12:00 IDW Special GuestAshley Wood (*Check out Ash’s multiple exclusives!)
11:00 – 12:00 True Blood Michael McMillian, Marc Andreyko, MariahHuehner, J. Scott Campbell, Joe Corroney
(Get a free limited signing card!)
12:00 – 1:00 Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s EditionWalter
Simonson
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
12:00 – 1:00 Love and CapesThom Zahler
1:00 – 2:00 Doctor WhoTony Lee, Kelly Yates, Matthew Sturges, Mark
Buckingham, Brian Shearer
(Get a free limited signing card!)
1:00 – 2:00 *Special Announcment! New Series Signing – Chris Roberson
(Get a free limited signing card!)
[Locke & Key Cover]2:00 – 3:00 Locke & KeyJoe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!
And don’t miss the debut of
The Cape #1 by Joe Hill!)
2:00 – 3:00 G.I. JOE Mike Costa (Get a free limited signing card!)
2:00 – 3:00 Yoe Books! 3D Comics! Craig Yoe
3:00 – 4:00 TorpedoJordi Bernet
3:00 – 4:00 *Special Announcment! New Series Signing Menton3, Kasra
Ghanbari
(Get a free limited signing card!)
4:00 – 5:00 Star Trek Mike Johnson, Tim Bradstreet, Roberto Orci (Get a free limited
signing card!)
4:00 – 5:00 All-Ghouls School Marc Sumerak (Get a free limited signing card!)
5:00 – 6:00 Celebrating the upcoming major motion picture Dorothy of Oz! – Roger[Dorothy of Oz Cover] S. Baum,
Denton Tipton
(*Get a free comic!)
5:30 – 7:00 Presenting The Cast of the upcoming Chiller movie Remains! – Miko Hughes,
Evalena Marie, Grant Bowler & co-creator Steve Niles

(*Get a free poster!)

Saturday July 23rd

10:00 – 11:00 Tank GirlRufus Dayglo
10:00 – 11:00 Kill ShakespeareAndy Belanger
11:00 – 12:00 Silent HillTom Waltz, Menton3
11:00 – 12:00 Angel YearbookChris Ryall, Scott Tipton, Brian Lynch
12:00 – 1:00 Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s EditionWalter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cover]12:00 – 1:00 Horror Hour with Steve Niles! Steve Niles, R.H. Stavis, Fiona Staples
1:00 – 2:00 Launch Party! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman, Dan Duncan, Tom Waltz
(*Get an exclusive SDCC TMNT Ashcan!)
1:00 – 2:00 Celebrating the upcoming major motion picture Dorothy of Oz! – Roger S. Baum, Megan Hilty,
Amy Mebberson, Denton Tipton
(*Get a free comic!)
2:00 – 3:00 JerichoDan Shotz, Robert Levine, Matt Federman, Tom Davidson &
Special guest – Cast member Brad Beyer!

2:00 – 3:00 GhostbustersNick Runge (Get a free limited signing card!)
3:00 – 4:00 Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s EditionWalter[Archie Celebration Cover]
        Simonson (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
3:00 – 4:00 TransformersMike Costa, John Barber (Get a free limited signing card!)
4:00 – 5:00 Godzilla: Kingdom of MonstersEric Powell (Get a free limited signing card!)
4:00 – 5:00 True BloodMichael McMillian, Marc Andreyko, Mariah
Huehner, Joe Corroney
(Get a free limited signing card!)
5:00 – 6:00 Locke & Key Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive
hardcover! And don’t miss the debut of
The Cape #1 by Joe Hill!)
5:00 – 6:00 Devil’s ConcubinePalle Schmidt
6:00 – 7:00 Zombies vs RobotsAshley Wood, Chris Ryall (*Check out the exclusive
hardcover!
)
6:00 – 7:00 Archie Celebration!Victor Gorelick, Jon Goldwater, Mike Pellerito,
Dan Parent, Craig Yoe

Sunday July 24th

[Amazing 3D Cover]10:00 – 11:00 Kill ShakespeareAndy Belanger
11:00 – 12:00 True BloodMarc Andreyko, Mariah Huehner, Joe Corroney (Get a free limited signing card!)
11:00 – 12:00 The Last Unicorn Peter S. Beagle
12:00 – 1:00 Suicide GirlsMissy Suicide, Brea Grant, Zane Grant, Cameron
Stewart, David Hahn

12:00 – 1:00 Eternal DescentLlexi Leon
1:00 – 2:00 Miss Fury & The Library of American Comics! Trina Robbins, Dean Mullaney[True Blood Cover]
1:00 – 2:00 Yoe Books! 3D Comics!  Craig Yoe
1:00 – 2:00 Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s EditionWalter
        Simonson (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
2:00 – 3:00 TorpedoJordi Bernet
2:00 – 3:00 Tribes: The Dog Years Michael Geszel, Inaki Miranda
3:00 – 4:00 Doctor WhoTony Lee, Kelly Yates, Matthew Sturges,
Mark Buckingham, Brian Shearer, Amy Mebberson
(Get a free limited signing card!)
3:00 – 4:00 Tank GirlRufus Dayglo

IDW Honored with 12 Eisner Nominations

Official Press Release

IDW Honored with 12 Eisner Nominations

Nominations include Best Continuing Series and Best Archival Collection

LOCKE & KEY: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM coverSan Diego, CA (April 7, 2011)—With today’s announcement of the 2011 nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry awards, IDW Publishing and its team of stellar creators and editors have been honored with twelve separate nominations, the most in company history. Showcasing the company’s wide range of projects, six separate books and series received nominations.

“These many nominations covering the breadth of IDW’s diverse product line are so gratifying to see,” said Ted Adams, IDW co-founder and chief executive officer. “We strive hard every month to produce books that run the gamut of comic book fans’ interest, and it’s nice to see a spotlight shined on so many of these books.”

Recently the basis for a FOX Television pilot, IDW’s acclaimed series LOCKE & KEY tops the company’s nominations with four separate nods. Created by best-selling prose author Joe Hill, with art by Gabriel Rodriguez, LOCKE & KEY is up for Best Continuing Series, Best Single Issue (Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #1), Best Writer (Joe Hill) and Best Penciller/Inker (Gabriel Rodriguez). Hill is also a member of the creative team for THE CAPE, nominated for Best Single Issue, along with Jason Ciaramella and Zack Howard.THE CAPE cover

“I’m really gratified by all the nominations and especially the nods for LOCKE & KEY and THE CAPE,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s chief creative officer and the editor of both nominated comics. “Anything that brings more focus to these two great series makes me happy. We really believe in LOCKE & KEY, which is why it’s the focus of our Free Comic Day issue this year, and we’re very high on its chances to get picked up as a TV series. And THE CAPE has gone from a little sold-out one-shot to an all-new series this June, so I love the idea of these nominations bringing more attention to the great work the creators are doing on both of these comics.”

THE OUTFIT coverTHE OUTFIT, the second installment of Darywn Cooke’s graphic novel adaptation series, Richard Stark’s Parker, is nominated for Best Writer/Artist (Darywn Cooke) and Best Lettering (Darywn Cooke). The first book in the series, THE HUNTER, won the Eisner for Best Adaptation from Another Work in 2010.

“I’m very happy that Darwyn has once again been recognized by the Eisner voting committee,” said editor Scott Dunbier. “He’s a terrific writer and artist and never gives less than his all—congrats, my friend!”

After launching to huge praise at San Diego Comic Con in 2010, IDW’s inaugural Artist’s Edition book, DAVE STEVENS’ THE ROCKETEER, is recognized with two Eisner nominations, for Best Archival Collection/Project – Strips and Best Publication Design. This amazing edition is edited by Scott Dunbier and designed by Randall Dalhk.DAVE STEVENS' THE ROCKETEER: ARTIST'S EDITION cover

IDW’s archival imprint, the Library of American Comics, again dominates its category with three nominations. The inaugural volume of POLLY AND HER PALS COMPLETE SUNDAY COMICS received nods for both Best Archival Collection/Project-Strips and Best Publication Design. POLLY AND HER PALS COMPLETE SUNDAY COMICS, Volume 1 is edited by multiple award-winner Dean Mullaney and designed by Mullaney and Lorraine Turner.

Rounding out IDW’s twelve nominations is ARCHIE: THE COMPLETE DAILY NEWSPAPER STRIPS, 1946-1948. Recognized in the category of Best Archival Collection/Project – Strips, ARCHIE features the classic work of Bob Montana and the first editor credit for the company’s chief operating officer, Greg Goldstein.

POLLY AND HER PALS, VOL 1“I’m glad our efforts at the Library of American Comics continue to be recognized,” said creative director Mullaney. “These are our ninth nominations in our first four years. I’m particularly proud that tribute this year is being paid to the incredible cartooning of Cliff Sterrett and Bob Montana.”

LOCKE & KEY comics and graphic novels are available in comic and book stores.

LOCKE & KEY: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) is available in comic stores.

THE CAPE ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) is available in comic stores.

THE OUTFIT ($24.99, hardcover, 160 pages) is available in comic and book stores.

DAVE STEVENS’ THE ROCKETEER: ARTIST’S EDITION ($100, hardcover, 136 pages, 12” x 17”, black and white) is available in comic stores.ARCHIE: THE COMPLETE DAILY NEWSPAPER STRIPS, 1946-1948 cover

POLLY AND HER PALS COMPLETE SUNDAY COMICS, Volume 1 ($75, hardcover, 176 pages, 16” x 12”, color) is available in comic and book stores.

ARCHIE: THE COMPLETE DAILY NEWSPAPER STRIPS, 1946-1948 ($39.99, hardcover, 328 pages) is available in comic and book stores.

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; 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; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

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.

Comic Con News: The Definitive Flash Gordon & Jungle Jim Collection

Official Press Release

IDW Announces
The Definitive Flash Gordon & Jungle Jim

The Ultimate Alex Raymond Collection coming in 2011

San Diego, CA (July 24, 2010) – IDW Publishing, a premier publisher of graphic novels and books, today announced the Ultimate Alex Raymond Collection: The Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim, offering two timeless series together for the first time. The Definitive Flash Gordon & Jungle Jim will include every Sunday by Raymond from both classic strips, remastered, restored, and presented in the oversized, 12” x 16” “champagne” edition format.

“Alex Raymond’s lush art deserves this oversized, remastered series,” says Greg Goldstein, IDW’s COO. Coming in late 2011 and announced today at San Diego Comic-Con, this is the latest offering from Raymond, the quintessential adventure comic strip creator, by IDW’s imprint, Library of American Comics. The artist’s post-war modernist detective series, Rip Kirby, is currently being collected.

Eisner Award-winner Dean Mullaney is editing and designing the deluxe editions. “Although Flash Gordon has been previously reprinted, this—finally—is the first meticulously remastered and restored edition that prints the strip in a large size and in Raymond’s original format that includes the Jungle Jim topper. We believe this will be the definitive edition for the ages.”

Created by Raymond in 1934, Flash Gordon is arguably the most famous science fiction comic strip of all time. It follows the adventures of the title character and his companions—Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov—as they journey through space. Flash initially leaves Earth to discover the source of meteors that are threatening the planet, and get waylaid on the planet Mongo, where they meet the evil Ming the Merciless.  Raymond’s lyrical artwork made the series a hit from the very beginning. Flash Gordon gained greater fame through several film serials in 1936 staring Buster Crabbe in the lead role. The serial followed the progression of the strip closely and helped inspire Star Wars many years later.

Jungle Jim was created as a strip topper for Flash Gordon, and followed the life of Jim Bradley, who fought pirates, slave traders, and assorted villains in the exotic Southeast Asia of the 1930s. This neglected Raymond classic also features Jim’s native cohort Kolu and femme fatale Lille DeVrille.

Raymond illustrated both series from January 7, 1934 through April 30, 1944.

Ultimate Alex Raymond Collection: The Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim will be available in stores in 2011.

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; Fox’s Angel; 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.

About The Library of American Comics
The Library of American Comics, an imprint of IDW Publishing, was established in 2007 to preserve the long and jubilantly creative history of the American newspaper comic strip in archival, hardcover editions. To date, every LoAC release has been nominated for an Eisner or Harvey Award and the imprint’s inaugural series, Terry and the Pirates, won the Eisner in 2008. Creative and Editorial Director Dean Mullaney has been an influential force in the comics field since 1978, when he published the first graphic novel for the comics specialty market (Sabre by Don McGregor and Paul Gulacy). His pioneering efforts, as founder and publisher of Eclipse Comics, brought about many milestones to the field, including creator copyright ownership, the first line of Japanese manga in English translation in 1988, and the first digitally-colored comic book. More information about The Library of American Comics can be found on IDW’s website— www.idwpublishing.com—and that of the imprint itself—www.libraryofamericancomics.com.