Following the success of last year’s Tales from Vader’s Castle comic-book miniseries, IDW Publishing heads back to the lava planet Mustafar for more Halloween-timed storytelling in Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle.
Shipping weekly throughout October, this five-issue story pairs Star Wars Adventuresmainstay writer Cavan Scott with Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla for the story of torment deep within Fortress Vader, one that frames five tales of terror to thrill young and mature readers alike!
Each issue focuses on a different villain, each story written by Cavan Scott and illustrated by a renowned comic creator:
Darth Maul, illustrated by Megan Levens: “Maul is the counterpoint and nemesis of my favorite character from the saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi, so getting to tell a part of his story (and draw those fabulous tattoos) was something I didn’t hesitate to sign up for!”
Grand Moff Tarkin, illustrated by Kelley Jones: “Although I rooted against him, I always had a sneaking admiration for Tarkin, as he was – in all honesty – the real evil of the Empire: cold, calculating, and all too human!”
Asajj Ventress, illustrated by Nick Brokenshire: “I can’t wait to show you the super-creepy shenanigans we’re getting up to in the Star Wars universe!”
Jabba the Hutt, illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari: “These are the comics you’re looking for!”
Darth Vader, illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III: “I told IDW that I’d draw the Kessel Run in less than 14 parsecs if they could get me on this book again, and they told me I could do it… but only if it was in under 12.”
Each issue of Star Wars Adventures:Return to Vader’s Castle will feature Cover A by Francesco Francavilla, Cover B by that issue’s respective guest artist, and a special black-and-white retailer incentive edition by Francavilla. Issue #1 will also include a special Derek Charm retailer incentive variant.
Leading comic book and graphic novel publisher IDW Publishing has announced the inclusion of Sunday Press Books into its publishing family.
Sunday Press Books is a specialty publishing house best known for its restoration of classic American comic strips, reprinted as gorgeous hardcover editions in the original size and colors. The brainchild of Peter Maresca, Sunday Press has rekindled our collective fascination with such beloved features as Little Nemo in Slumberland, Krazy Kat, Thimble Theatre, and more. These collections have received dozens of salutations and awards, including a stream of seventeen Will Eisner Comic Industry Award nominations for thirteen years running.
The partnership between IDW and Sunday Press will preserve Maresca’s independence and keen eye for curating American comic strips, both famous and forgotten, while bolstering the reach of distribution and marketing for its output. Acclaimed out-of-print collections will see new printings, and IDW will launch a digital publishing program, bringing these classics to a new generation of comics aficionados.
IDW Publishing’s first Sunday Press publication, Little Joe (the uncredited work from Little Orphan Anniecreator, Harold Gray), will debut in late 2019. Fans are encouraged to follow IDW Publishing website and social media for the latest updates on Sunday Press’ current and future releases.
IDW Publishing has announced the first-ever comic book foray of the starship Voyager into the Mirror Universe under the license of CBS Consumer Products! This October, the Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke one-shot serves as the first of several excursions into the realm of dark doppelgängers, followed in time by one-shots focused on The Original Series and Deep Space Nine, respectively.
Written by Paul Allor with painted art by Star Trek fan-favorite J.K. Woodward, Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke introduces Captain Janeway of the Voyager, a rebel ship stranded in the Delta Quadrant, far from the ruins of the Terran Empire. When Janeway crowns herself Pirate Queen of the Quadrant, the locals – including scavengers Neelix and Kes – won’t give up without a fight. Amid this conflict, the crew of the Voyager has a second problem on their hands: just who is the Terran calling herself Annika Hansen, and can she be trusted?
Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke will be available with a cover by J.K. Woodward and a special retailer incentive variant by George Caltsoudas.
IDW Publishing has announced its first foray into the iconic kooky world of The Addams Family! The whimsical one-shot – entitled The Addams Family: The Bodies Issue – features a story by writer Zoë Quinn and artist Philip Murphy and is timed to the October 11th release of the highly anticipated CGI animated film.
In The Bodies Issue comic, available in October, Wednesday Addams discovers a mysterious tome – one that promises true empowerment to the young woman who wields it. Wednesday decides to complete the dark rituals hidden within this Eleventeen magazine… and achieve ultimate power!
The Addams Family: The Bodies Issue one-shot will be available with two variant covers, by series artist Philip Murphy and Kate Sherron, respectively.
MidBoss is partnering with IDW Publishing to expand the Read Only Memories universe with an all-new comic book series, set to begin releasing in monthly installments starting December 2019. A Limited Run physical Nintendo Switch release of 2064: Read Only Memories will also release in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Return to the colorful cyberpunk future of Read Only Memories in a brand new story involving sentient AI, love and a web of conspiracy. Taking place in the years between 2064: Read Only Memories and Read Only Memories: Neurodiver, the next upcoming mystery adventure game in the Read Only Memories universe, IDW’s series features Lexi Rivers, formerly a detective and now a private investigator. When a robot arrives at her door seeking a lost lover, she is drawn into a journey to the seemingly peaceful beaches of Santa Cruz.
Each issue of the adventure will feature full-color illustrations by Stefano Simeone, who has also worked with Dark Horse, Boom! Studios and The Walt Disney Company on properties including Star Wars. The story will be woven by the prolific Sina Grace, a veteran who has written for comic series including Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men and Iceman.
The Limited Run physical Nintendo Switch collector’s edition of 2064: Read Only Memories will pair with that of VA-11 HALL-A, the booze ‘em up about waifus, technology and post-dystopia life with more than 300,000 copies sold, in magnetic cases that snap together. Each of the 2,000 collector’s editions and 3,000 standard editions of 2064: Read Only Memories will feature cover art exclusive to this printing.
A blockbuster collection of rare and little seen stories and
artwork by the legendary Alex Toth.
Included are complete stories from the 1950s and beyond, recently discovered
color animation storyboards and presentation drawings, sketches and doodles,
industrial comics, and individual pages from obscure comics and magazines. It’s
a treasure trove that makes a fitting companion to the three-time Eisner
Award-winning Alex Toth: Genius
Toth’s significance to comics and animation art cannot be overstated.
During his career, he was the comics field’s foremost proponent of modern
design and composition. His work influenced almost every one of his
contemporaries and has continued to work its magic on the generations that
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The Greek War for Independence was a conflict that quietly
influenced the entire world. Participants ranged from the London Stock Exchange
to celebrities such as Lord Byron, as well as average impassioned Americans
willing to transport themselves across the Atlantic to fight alongside the
Greeks. This conflict was the pinnacle of what we now know as the Romantic
Period and yet, it’s a war that few know ever existed outside of the Greek and
Turkish cultures; a war that stimulated the fall of the Ottoman Empire and
shaped what we now know as the Western World, and in a sense is being fought
today under a different heading amongst the political leaders of the Eastern
and Western worlds.
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The longest-running modern adventure strip continues with eleven
new stories starring the debonair private detective, reproduced from the
original King Features Syndicate proofs. In these stories, Rip Kirby takes part
in an old-style shoot-out in a nearly deserted Western ghost town, battles the
deadly Owl and the Pussycat over a hidden stash of heroin, and rubs a magic
lamp the wrong way in a Turkish bazaar. After learning he is the doppelganger
of the crown prince of a postage stamp-sized country, the bespectacled
detective follows the trail of a counterfeit two million before being framed by
a paroled con man who wants to get even with Rip for making him play second fiddle
in the prison orchestra. Plus—the long-awaited return of Rip’s original
girlfriend, Honey Dorian, as well as his arch-nemesis, the deadly Mangler! The
more than 800 sequential comics from January 22, 1974 to October 11, 1975 also
feature Rip’s new girlfriend, Holly Glowstep, and standbys such as Desmond,
Wiggins, and Ma Casino.
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Powell, Tracy Marsh, Jason Ciaramella (w) • Phil Hester, Victor Santos (a) •
Eric Powell (c)
The King of the Monsters rises again, and he’s bringing lots of
other beloved Toho monsters with him in one destructive saga! When Godzilla
appears off the coast of Japan, the Japanese government must respond quickly to
contain the disaster… but before long, other monsters begin appearing all
over the world. Can humanity survive this mysterious onslaught of giant beasts?
Featuring Anguirus, Battra, Destroyah, Gigan, Hedorah, King Ghidorah, Kumonga,
Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Spacegodzilla, and Titanosaurus. Collects the
entire 12-issue series for the first time.
Hell.” The narrative makes room for such figures as Aleister Crowley and
William Butler Yeats while the killer writes the note which gives our work its
Five unsolved murders. Two of the greatest creators in the history
of comics. One sprawling conspiracy, one metropolis on the brink of the 20th
century, and one bloody-minded Ripper ushering London into the modern age of
terror. The award-winning bestseller FROM
HELL, often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time, takes on
haunting new dimensions in FROM HELL: The
Master Edition, enhanced with impressionistic hues by Eddie Campbell himself.
This volume contains Chapter 9, as well as all the original