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Preview: H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau #2

H.G.  Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau #2

Ted Adams & Gabriel Rodríguez (w) • Gabriel Rodríguez (a & c)


By the writer of DIABLO HOUSE and artist of LOCKE & KEY!

The action ramps up as Ellie learns more about Moreau’s experiments on the animals that have been brought to the island. At the same time, the animals start to question the authority of the man who changed them. Will Moreau’s hubris lead to his own downfall? Will Ellie escape the island? Find out in The Island of Dr. Moreau #2.

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

H.G.  Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau #2

Preview: H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau #1

H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau #1

Ted Adams & Gabriel Rodríguez (w) • Gabriel Rodríguez (a & c)

IDW founder and Diablo House writer/co-creator Ted Adams joins Locke & Key artist/co-creator Gabriel Rodríguez to present an all-new adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel. As relevant today as when Wells wrote it in 1896, The Island of Doctor Moreau addresses the question all scientists should ask themselves: “Just because we can do something, does that mean we should?”

This bold adaptation gives us a new protagonist in the form of Ellen Prendick, whose point of view shines a new light upon the horrific events on the cursed island, providing unique insights into one of the world’s favorite stories.

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau #1

Ted Adams, Robbie Robbins, and IDW Media Holdings Launches Clover Press

Clover Press

IDW co-founders Ted Adams and Robbie Robbins have launched Clover Press, a new publishing joint venture with IDW Media Holdings, the parent company of IDW Publishing. Adams and Robbins launched IDW 20 years ago. Adams stepped down as CEO of IDW in 2018 and remains a stockholder in IDW Media Holdings. Robbins is an EVP and Art Director at IDW.

Clover Press will focus on the book market and direct-to-consumer prestige format publications as a “new, progressive, eclectic, boutique publisher.”

In the announcement, the focus of the publisher is said to be “progressive projects,” “creator-owned endeavors,” and “celebration of classic works from authors and artists.”

Also joining Adams and Robbins is Elaine LaRosa, Adams’ longtime assistant, and Nate Murray who will oversee Clover Press’ sales. The publisher will use freelance editorial and production staff.

Initial titles will be announced this summer.

IDW Publishing Charts a New Course to The Island of Dr. Moreau

IDW Publishing founder and Diablo House writer/co-creator Ted Adams and Locke & Key artist/co-creator Gabriel Rodríguez will present an all-new interpretation of H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau. Debuting in July, the two-part comic book tale of terror and evolution will be colored by Nelson Dániel and lettered by Robbie Robbins.

Remaining faithful to Wells’ plot, dialogue, and Victorian era setting, Adams and Rodríguez replaced Edward Prendick – the original witness protagonist – with a new creation, Ellen Prendick. Her inclusion allowed the creative team to explore a new version of one of the world’s favorite stories through the eyes of a more active character with a different and refreshing point of view on the cursed island’s horrific events.

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Former Chairman of Paramount Television and President of Universal Television Named CEO of IDW Media Holdings

Veteran television executive Kerry McCluggage, who was joined to the IDW Media Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors in September 2017, has been named as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. The former Paramount TV Chairman and Universal TV President will replace current CEO and founder Ted Adams, who is taking a brief sabbatical and will return to IDW in a new creative role.

McCluggage’s appointment signals the company’s focus on television where it has lately foudn success with Wynonna Earp which airs on SyFy and was recently renewed for a fourth season. The company has V-Wars in development at the same channel and Locke & Key is moving out of development hell and has landed at Netflix.

The company has had a rough few years. The publishing division declined close to a half million dollars in the fiscal second quarter ending April 30th, but operating losses improved $168,000 and now stand at $1.39 million from $1.56 million at the same time last year.

IDW Media Holdings had $8.7 million in sales for the quarter which is down 2% and a $2.2 million loss, around 23% worse than a year ago.

As both an industry executive and independent producer for over 40 years, McCluggage has also been an investor in media companies, including Allumination FilmWorks LLC. and Content Media Corporation. Since 2002, he has served as President of Craftsman Films, an independent production company developing motion picture and television product. Additionally, McCluggage is a founding shareholder of Old West Investment Management.

Prior to forming Craftsman Films, McCluggage was Chairman of the Paramount Television Group, a position he held for 10 years with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s television operations. During his time with Paramount, McCluggage shepherded many award winning and successful series, including the Emmy Award-winning Frasier and Cheers, and the phenomenally successful Star Trek franchise, as well as the venerable magazine series Entertainment Tonight and helped develop and launch the original plan for UPN (known as The United Paramount Network).

Before joining Paramount, McCluggage was with Universal, where he established the company as a significant supplier of series with such groundbreaking shows as Quantum Leap, Law & Order, Northern Exposure, Miami Vice, and Coach. he joined as a programing assistant in 1978 and would have oversight of all development and production for such series as Magnum, P.I., The Equalizer, Murder She Wrote, The A-Team, and ultimately rising to President of Universal Television.

Preview: Diablo House

Diablo House

Ted Adams (w) • Santipérez (a)

In one of the most beautiful, most wealthy zip codes in the country lies the sleepy, sun-drenched coastal town of La Jolla, California, and among all of this beauty stands Diablo House. It’ll make your dreams come true, if you dare. Surf bum and host Riley invites us into his home and shares stories of the people who fulfill their desires at the cost of all else. Money? Sex? Power? It’s all yours—for a price—in this anthology that recalls the classic horror comics of the past.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-120-5

Preview: Diablo House #4

Diablo House #4

Ted Adams (w) • Santipérez (a & c) • Jay Fotos (colorist)

Do you believe in magic? Many magicians have visited Diablo House to pull back the curtain on unimaginable secrets. Do you dare give it a tug?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW Founder & CEO Ted Adams Joins the CBLDF Board of Directors

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment rights, has announced that Ted Adams has joined its Board of Directors. As founder and CEO of IDW Media Holdings, Adams oversees one of the nation’s leading comics publishing brands whose dedication to developing new readers, preserving comics history, and providing avenues for important creative voices to flourish aligns with CBLDF’s important work of protecting the freedom to read comics.

Adams’s addition to the CBLDF Board of Directors bolsters the organization’s efforts to protect First Amendment rights of readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. Adams joins creators Reginald Hudlin, the iconic writer, producer and director behind films including Marshall, Django Unchained and the Black Panther animated series; three-time Newbery honoree Jennifer L. Holm; celebrated comics authors and executives Paul Levitz and Larry Marder; Bone creator Jeff Smith; as well as industry leaders Jeff Abraham, president of Penguin Random House Publisher Services; legendary IP litigator Dale Cendali, a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP; ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp; Sequential Tart founder Katherine Keller; DCBS Service co-owner Christina Merkler, and Chris Powell, VP Retailer Services at Diamond Comics Distributors, in serving on the Fund’s Board in direct oversight of its activities protecting the freedom to read.

For more than thirty years, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has protected the First Amendment rights of comics field and developed powerful education efforts in the service of the community. In 2017, CBLDF responded to more than thirty censorship cases while developing important resources including Panel Power – a handbook for parents about the value of comics in encouraging literacy. In 2018, the Fund will maintain its readiness in legal emergencies, while developing new programs, including Retailer Rights Workshops, a touring series of training events for comic store staff that illuminates the law and best practices for protecting the right to sell creative content.

Preview: Diablo House #3

Diablo House #3

Ted Adams (w) • Santipérez (a & c)

Grease monkeys and race junkies, start your engines! Two friends battle it out in the San Diego racing scene to become #1! A trip to Diablo House gives one racer an advantage… but everything has a cost!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Diablo House #2

Diablo House #2

Ted Adams (w) • Santipérez (a & c)

Our second tale of the Diablo House finds the dreams of a pinball wizard coming true—mastering people as he masters the silver ball bouncing from bumper to bumper. Don’t get too close to tilt or it could come back to bite you in the butt!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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