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Preview: Vampirella: Feary Tales TP

VAMPIRELLA: FEARY TALES TP

Nancy A. Collins, Gail Simone, Devin Grayson, John Shirley, Steve Bissette, Elaine Lee, Denis St. John, Joe R. Lansdale, Eric Trautmann, Stuart Moore (w)
Jack Jadson, Ronilson Freire, Elmo Eklabuz, Bilquis Evely, Eman Casallos, Mirka Andolfo, Chad Shepherd (a)
Jay Anacleto (c)
FC l 160 pages l $19.99 l Teen+

Nancy A. Collins (Swamp Thing, Sunglasses After Dark) has called upon some of today’s finest creative talents — including Gail Simone, Steve Niles, Joe R. Lansdale, Devin Grayson, Stephen R. Bissette, and many more — to celebrate Vampirella’s 45th Anniversary by crafting an anthology of twisted tales, bizarre bedtime stories, and fearsome fables in the tradition of the original Warren magazines, each featuring everyone’s favorite sexy, kick-ass vampire-turned-monster hunter. While exploring the Transylvanian castle she’s recently inherited, Vampirella discovers a strange old book of “Feary Tales” that seems oddly familiar. Upon opening it, she is sucked inside its pages and lands in a weird alternate reality, where she is compelled by a disembodied voice calling itself ‘The Storyteller’ to live out each of the ‘feary tales’ if she ever hopes to return to reality.

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Preview: Vampirella: Feary Tales #1

Vampirella: Feary Tales #1

Nancy A. Collins, Devin Grayson, John Shirley (w)
Jack Jadson, Ronilson Freire, Elmo Eklabuz (a)
Jay Anacleto, Joe Jusko (wraparound!), Arthur Adams, Fabiano Neves, David Roach, Jose Villarrubia, Ivan Nunes (c)
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Author Nancy A. Collins (Vampirella, Swamp Thing, Sunglasses After Dark) has called upon some of today’s finest creative talents – including Gail Simone, Steve Niles, Joe R. Lansdale, Devin Grayson, and Stephen R. Bissette – to celebrate Vampirella’s 45th Anniversary by crafting five issues of twisted tales, bizarre bedtime stories, and fearsome fables in the tradition of the original Warren magazines, each featuring everyone’s favorite sexy, kick-ass vampire-turned-monster hunter. And, boy, have they delivered! While exploring the Transylvanian castle she’s recently inherited, Vampirella discovers a strange old book of “Feary Tales” that seems oddly familiar. Upon opening it, she is sucked inside its pages and lands in a weird alternate reality, where she is compelled by a disembodied voice calling itself The Storyteller to live out each of the ‘feary tales’ if she ever hopes to return to reality. In the first issue, Vampirella is surprised to discover herself married to an infamous wife-killer in “Bluebeard’s Blood” by Devin Grayson (Nightwing, Batman: Gotham Knights, Titans), and then finds herself both the belle and the bête of the ball in “Cinderella? Vampirella!” by John Shirley (award-winning horror & science fiction author, and screenwriter for the 1994 cult classic film, The Crow).

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IDW Announces Programming and Exclusives for WonderCon 2013!

IDW has announced a packed slate of panels, signings, and exclusive items being offered at this year’s  WonderCon, being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from March 29-31.  IDW can be found at Booth #709 all weekend long, selling books, giving out high fives, and trying not to disrupt surrounding booths with the blinding light of their awesomeness.

Signing Schedule – Booth #709
Friday March 29th
1:00 – 2:00  Godzilla – Chris Mowry
2:00 – 3:00  The Colonized, Zombies vs Robots, Kiss – Chris Ryall
3:00 – 4:00  My Little Pony Amy Mebberson, Heather Nuhfer, Tony Fleecs (Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive My Little Pony Comic!)
4:00 – 5:00  Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
5:00 – 6:00  Adventures of Augusta Wind – J.M. DeMatteis
6:00 – 7:00 The Crow: Death and Rebirth – John Shirley

Saturday March 30th
11:00 – 12:00 The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom – Mark Waid
11:00 – 12:00 Artist’s Edition Meet & Greet! – Scott Dunbier & Guests
2:00 – 3:00  My Little Pony Amy Mebberson, Heather Nuhfer, Tony Fleecs (Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive My Little Pony Comic!)
3:00 – 4:00  Star Trek: Countdown Into Darkness, Star Trek Ongoing Mike Johnson
4:00 – 5:00  Transformers “Jam” Signing  – John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott, Chris Metzen, Flint Dille
5:00 – 6:00 G.I. JOE: Cobra Files – Mike Costa

Sunday March 31st
12:00 – 1:00  Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
1:00 – 2:00  Transformers “Jam” Signing  – John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
2:00 – 3:00  Love and Capes – Thom Zahler

Convention Exclusives
Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition: Limited, Signed & Numbered – $300.00
Gil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man: Limited, Signed & Numbered – $250.00 (Signed by Stan Lee, John Romita, Gerry Conway, and Roy Thomas!)
Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition: Limited – $125.00
MAD Artist’s Edition: Limited – $175.00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection, Vol. 4: Limited Edition – $50.00
My Little Pony #6 Convention Variant Cover – $10.00
Transformers Spotlight: Bumblebee: Convention Variant Cover – $5.00

Panel Schedule
Friday, March 29th
5:30–6:30 IDW: Spotlight on Artist’s Editions!
The IDW Artist’s Edition Panel this year will include several announcements of upcoming books, including one with a surprise guest star in attendance! Senior Editor Scott Dunbier will be on hand to talk about all things Artist’s Edition related and will have several cool prizes for lucky attendees–Hoo Hah!  Room 208B

Saturday, March 30th
12:30-1:30 IDW: The Big Panel!
Join Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, along with a cavalcade of IDW creators, past, present and future…including Scott Dunbier, John Barber and Star Trek scribe Mike Johnson! Announcements, prizes, Q&A, semi-professional wrestling, and more! Room 208B

Sunday, March 31st
2:30-3:30 IDW: Behind the Hasbro Titles
Join Editor John Barber along with a veritable who’s who of creators on all your favorite Hasbro books!  Mike Costa of G.I. JOE fame! Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli, and more from Transformers! Amy Mebberson and Heather Nuhfer from My Little Pony! Announcements and inside info you won’t believe! Room 208B

IDW Limited Releases Two Limited Edition Zombies Vs. Robots Hardcovers

Brraaaiiiinnnnssss! IDW Limited has partnered with twelve of the juiciest brains in sci-fi, horror, and fantasy to deliver two limited edition prose novels set in the popular Zombies Vs. Robots universe. Signed, limited editions of Zombies Vs. Robots: Z-Boys In The Robot Graveyard and Zombies Vs. Robots: This Means War! are now available for rabid consumption at www.IDWLimited.com.

“Zombies Vs Robots is a nightmarish dystopian world and one where I’m strangely comfortable,“ said contributor and acclaimed horror author John Shirley. “I can hardly wait for it to come true. Meanwhile I have to help create it.”

Shirley’s Zombies Vs. Robots: Z-Boys In The Robot Graveyard is a brand new collection of two stories with overlapping characters and one central theme; fear. “I wanted to bring something fresh to this world–if there’s anything “fresh” about zombies,” explained Shirley. “I leave it up to the reader to decide who’s the real  monster…and what’s worse, zombies, robots, or the survivors. But there are people out there you can care about…You could drink a beer with them–if they live long enough..”

Both Shirley and Dan Bradford, the book’s illustrator, have signed every copy available from IDW Limited. This special edition features an exclusive variant cover and is limited to just 500 copies.

Because scares come better in pairs, IDW Limited is also offering a special, limited edition run of Zombies Vs. Robots: This Means War!. The first release in the Zombie vs. Robots prose line, this thrilling collection is now presented in a custom slipcase with a new cover, and is signed by each of the eleven writers who contributed a story. A star-studded cast of award-winning writers like Nancy A. Collins and Brea Grant penned these gruesome, terrifying, and sometimes hilarious tales of zombie-on-robot-on-human violence. Each writer has signed the signature plate inside every book, which also features a brand-new variant cover by the book’s artist, Fabio Listrani.

Just in time for the holidays, these very limited editions of Zombies Vs. Robots: Z-Boys In The Robot Graveyard and Zombies Vs. Robots: This Means War! are sure to get under your skin.

Fans are encouraged to sign up for IDW Limited’s free newsletter at www.idwlimited.com to receive updates and learn more about the company and its exclusive new books!

Zombies Vs. Robots: Z-Boys In The Robot Graveyard DELUXE LIMITED EDITION ($39.99; 108 pages; 8” x 10”; hardcover) is available now.

Zombies Vs. Robots: This Means War! DELUXE LIMITED EDITION ($60; 300 pages; 8” x 10”; hardcover) is available now.

The Crow Comic Book flies again

IDW Brings back James O’Barr’s iconic anti-hero this summer!

[The Crow Cover B]San Diego, CA (May 17, 2012) – Proving that the spirit of vengeance is timeless, Bram Stoker Award-winning author and co-screenwriter of the original The Crow film, John Shirley, has teamed with Eisner Award-nominated, Fishtown artist Kevin Colden, to bring the dark spirit back to comics. Concurrently, the film’s producer Edward R. Pressman, in conjunction with Relativity Media and Dimension Films, is in pre-production on a gritty reinvention of the 1994 cult classic to be directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) and written by Jesse Wigutow.

The comic book, which explores its own unique storyline from the film, is set in Tokyo, Japan where the Crow returns in the guise of a foreign exchange student named Jamie Osterberg. When Haruko, the love of his life, is stolen away from him, Jamie must search for answers–ones that turn deadly, and transform him into the spirit of vengeance, the Crow! With a sword that seeks truth, the Crow hunts down those responsible for this crime, discovering a web of horror that may lead him to kill his one true love.

[The Crow #1 Page 1]“I was thrilled to help bring James O’Barr’s The Crow to the screen, and am equally thrilled to rediscover the character in this new incarnation of The Crow for IDW—it’s as if he’s come back from the grave all over again,” said Shirley. “It feels like The Crow is taking me on the journey into some very dark realms. All I can do is come along and hope to survive the trip. It helps to have a great talent like Kevin Colden along.”

“I’m very happy to be able to bring back The Crow with such esteemed creators,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “To be able to lead off with John Shirley and Kevin Colden in a story that takes the concept of James O’Barr’s The Crow in very unexpected ways is as thrilling to me as it hopefully will be to fans.”

Also featuring covers from Kyle Hotz and Ashley Wood, the vibrant, exotic setting and rich mythology of Japan should prove a thrilling and intriguing environment for Shirley and Colden’s fresh take on the beloved hero. The first of the monthly five-issue series will be released in print and digital in July, with more series to follow. Plans have also been announced for The Crow original creator James O’Barr to return with his own new series.

THE CROW #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in July. Diamond order code MAY12 0349.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

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; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. 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 critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

Hit Graphic Novels Get Literary Treatment

Official Press Release

Hit Graphic Novels Get Literary Treatment

IDW Unleashes Prose Program for Breakout Comic Series: Zombies vs Robots

35 Writers Explore, Expand and Remix ZvR World

[Zombies vs Robots Prose Cover]San Diego, CA (September 6, 2011)—IDW’s gleefully subversive ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS comic book series from creators Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood will soon be eating readers’ brains from the inside via a series of short stories, novellas and more. As announced at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con in July, the company plans for an ambitious slate of original prose stories set at different points in this epic adventure of a zombie apocalypse. In ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS, the clanking robots are built to fight the shambling braineaters, in a desperate attempt to save Earth’s dwindling population.   “It’s gratifying to see that ZvR has taken on an unlife of its own,” asserts Ryall, series co-creator and Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief for IDW. “Expanding from comics into prose is a logical progression, though as the heretofore sole writer of the series I must admit that letting other writers into our subversive little world was at first troubling. But now I’m fine with it. Really. Mostly. Especially since editor Jeff Conner has corralled such a talented array of writers to tackle some really bizarre and creative prose stories. As long as no one expects me to let them write ZvR comics, too…” A lurching cohort of writers—including such notable talents as John Shirley, Nancy A. Collins, Rio Youers, Brea Grant, Steve Rasnic Tem, Amber Benson, James A. Moore, Rachel Swirsky, Norman Prentiss, and John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow, led by Ryall himself—has been assembled to pen original stories of life during wartime in the ZVR world. “It’s our biggest project so far,” states Conner, the IDW contributing editor helming the ZVR prose program. “In a way it’s a follow-up to our Classics Mutilated release, at least in terms of its anything goes spirit. The results so far have been—um, riveting.”The rest of the ZVR writer roster includes: Dale Bailey, Amelia Beamer, Jesse Bullington, Simon Clark, Lincoln Crisler, Stephen Dedman, Rain Graves, Rhodi Hawk, Robert Hood, Stephen Graham Jones, Nicholas Kaufmann, Steven Lockley, Nick Mamatas, Jonathan McGoran, Joe McKinney, Gary McMahon, Mark Morris, Bobby Nash, Yvonne Navarro, Hank Schwaeble, Ekaterina Sedia, Sean Taylor, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Kaaron Warren, and Don Webb.

A film version of ZVR is currently in development through Sony Pictures, with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes as producer.

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.

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.

IDW Launches Literary Mash-Ups with Limited Joe R. Lansdale Novella

Official Press Release

IDW Launches Literary Mash-Ups with
Limited Joe R. Lansdale Novella

Full Classics Mutilated collection coming in October

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San Diego, CA (July 15, 2010) – IDW Publishing is proud to announce CLASSICS MUTILATED, an all-new prose collection of genre mash-up stories by top-tier authors, coming in October. At San Diego Comic-Con, IDW will debut the original novella “Dread Island” by noted horror and crime writer Joe R. Lansdale, as an exclusive preview of the upcoming collection. Lansdale will be featured at special autograph sessions at the IDW booth #2643 throughout the convention.

CLASSICS MUTILATED offers a different take on the current monster-lit trend by challenging a coterie of major talents to twist fantasy and horror elements with classic tales and icons, creating all-new stories. Lansdale’s “Dread Island” showcases the collection’s unique tone by featuring Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer in a new adventure, with bizarre fantasy and supernatural elements out of both H. P. Lovecraft and Uncle Remus.

“I wrote ‘Dread Island’ based on my love for Mark Twain,” reveals Lansdale, “which collided with my interest in Lovecraft, and the fact that the Uncle Remus tales may have been the first stories I ever read. And then there were comics. I always saw ‘Dread Island’ as a kind of comic book in prose, the old Classics Illustrated look. That’s how it played out in my head.”

Available in October, the full CLASSICS MUTILATED collection will feature fifteen stories from writers such as Nancy Collins, John Shirley, Thomas Tessier, Kristine Katheryn Rusch, Chris Ryall, Rick Hautala, John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow. The collection will also feature a painted, wrap around cover by Menton Matthews III.

To promote the upcoming CLASSICS MUTILATED, “Dread Island” will be available in four different editions, beginning with the trade paperback version, limited to 500 copies and available only at conventions. After SDCC, IDW will offer a 400-copy signed hardcover edition and a 100-copy signed and numbered leatherbound edition exclusively through the company’s website. A fourth, “retailer only” configuration will be available to Diamond accounts for an October release, alongside CLASSICS MUTILATED.

“CLASSICS MUTILATED is our take on this so-called Monster- Lit trend,” explains Jeff Conner, the collection’s editor. “Rather than foisting zombies and the like onto beloved literary classics or unsuspecting historic figures, we’re approaching the concept from the other end, challenging an unholy cabal of fantasy and horror writers to use their dark arts on genre-blending. The results have been remarkable, as lucky readers of Lansdale’s ‘Dread Island’ preview edition will get to see.”

Dread Island ($15, 86 pages, trade paperback, prose) will be available from IDW at San Diego Comic Con.

Dread Island ($35, 86 pages, hardcover, signed, prose) will be available from IDW Publishing in August.

Dread Island ($100, 86 pages, hardcover, signed and numbered, prose) will be available from IDW Publishing in August.

Dread Island ($24.99, 86 pages, hardcover, signed, prose) will be available in stores in October.

Classics Mutilated ($16.99, 320 pages, paperback, prose) will be available in stores in October. ISBN 978-160010830-3

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.

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