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Ghost Tree Explores Love and Loss

In April 2019, IDW Publishing will debut the first chapter of Ghost Tree, a four-issue miniseries that takes readers on a journey from the dark forests of Japan to the ethereal realm beyond. Written by Bobby CurnowGhost Tree is illustrated by Simon Gane and colored by Ian Herring.

In Ghost Tree, a young man named Brandt returns to his ancestral home in Japan, seeking a refuge from his unhappy life. There, he discovers a haunted tree and the departed souls that are drawn to it – including his grandfather. Brandt attempts to heal some of history’s wounds, but will he be able to find any measure of peace for himself when someone special from his past returns?

Ghost Tree
Ghost Tree

Preview: Unfollow #13

Unfollow #13

Written by: Rob Williams
Art by: Simon Gane
Cover by: Matt Taylor

This is Akira’s story. His fame has never been greater, and his new app is the most anticipated in history. But what “secrets from beyond the hereafter” will it reveal on its launch? Can immortality be achieved? Can life exist beyond the grave? Can Akira defeat Larry Ferrell’s 140 experiment and take the world toward peace? And why did he really hack off his own legs with a samurai sword?

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What if They’re Not Like Us?

Eisner-nominated writer and Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson collaborates with red-hot artist Simon Gane for the all-new ongoing thriller series They’re Not Like Us, coming to Image Comics on December 24.

We all have advantages over one another, but what if the next generation of youth were capable of things most of us could only imagine? What would they do—and who would they be? A doctor? An athlete? A soldier? A hero? Since the beginning of time we’ve all had to make choices about how to use our own unique abilities, but not like this generation… They’re Not Like Us.

In a spotlight interview with Stephenson, he described the series as a “slow-building horror” that explores what happens if people take advantage of their special abilities for personal gain instead of goodwill. “Power does different things to different people, and in They’re Not Like Us, we’re going to meet a group of very desensitized young people whose extraordinary abilities have put them in a very unique position within the modern world.”

They’re Not Like Us #1 arrives in stores this 12/24 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code OCT140592. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, 12/1.

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Godzilla’s One Crazy Summer!

GODZILLA’S ONE CRAZY SUMMER!
IDW announces digital Godzilla comics, new characters, and a new title!

May 23, 2012San Diego, CA – Expanding what has become an explosive publishing partnership, this summer IDW Publishing and Toho Co., Ltd.are bringing even more kaiju chaos to comic fans everywhere!

May 23rd brings the launch of Duane Swierczynski and Simon Gane’s new, ongoing Godzilla series, which features covers by Arthur Adams and Tony Harris! That’s not all, though!

That same day, after much anticipation, Godzilla will finally hit digital platforms!  Available on iOS, Android, and Nook, IDW’s entire back catalog of catastrophic, giant monster destruction will be available as single issues and trades.  Not only that, but the new Godzilla ongoing will launch day and date with two exclusive digital variant covers!

This bounty of crushing comics destruction comes hot on the heels of IDW’s announcement of Orc Stain creator James Stokoe’s Godzilla: The Half-Century War, a generation-spanning tale packed to the gills with Stokoe’s trademark hyper-detailed linework and nearly-psychedelic colors. If any comics creator out there was born to draw giant monsters leveling crowded metropolitan areas, folks, it’s James Stokoe.

And as if all that city-stompin’ goodness wasn’t enough, IDW has made the necessary space in Godzilla’s monstrous world for even more of Toho’s creatures, with more than 20 of Godzilla’s co-stars joining the roster of licensed characters. From fan favorites such as JET JAGUAR to lesser-known greats like the gargantuas, SANDA and GAIRA, the future of Godzilla at IDW is bound to be even more action-packed than ever.

Needless to say, it’s going to be a chaos-drenched summer for Godzilla fans.

Hopefully they all have insurance.

Godzilla #1• 32 pages • $3.99 • in stores May 23 • Diamond order code: MAR120364
Godzilla: The Half-Century War #1 • 32 pages • $3.99 • in stores 8/22 • Diamond order code: JUN120326
Godzilla: Legends TPB • 128 pages • $19.99 • in stores June 13 • Diamond order code: APR120372
Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, Vol. 3 TPB • 104 pages • $17.99 • In stores now • Diamond order code: MAR120367

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

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.

Review – Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story


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Dark Rain: A New Orleans StoryMuch has been written and filmed about Katrina and the events surrounding the failure of our government to protect it’s citizens.  Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story, published by Vertigo, written by Mat Johnson with art by Simon Gane take on the tragic events through the eyes of a couple of not so typical characters.

The story is a crime thriller set in the days before, during and after the national tragedy.  The story follows two ex-cons and a plan to rob a bank.  The beauty of the story is how it deftly touches upon the chaos and mood that permeated that time.  The story could of easily fell into the incorrectly reported events, but instead focuses on the tragedy that fell not upon a race but a class.

There’s subtle commentary here.  Reasons for the slow response are hinted at as well as the reaction from surrounding communities.  No finger is squarely pointed, but a lot is left for the reader to chew on.

The crime thriller is good on it’s own.  But wrap that with the social and political commentary and you have an amazing read.

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