IDW Publishing readings for a block-busting Comic-Con

Mon, July 23rd, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official press release

San Diego, CA (July 20, 2007)-With the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con

coming to town next week, IDW Publishing is ready to mix it up with

the legions of comics fans, both celebrating existing titles, and

announcing new projects that further build upon their benchmark of

quality.

Among the exclusive titles that IDW will be debuting at their booth

(#2229) are:

  • 30 Days of Night: Red Snow #1 Comic-Con Exclusive Edition: An

    exclusive cover heralds this debut 30 Days of night comic written and

    drawn by Ben Templesmith; a flip-book 5-page preview of the Steve

    Niles/Bill Sienkiewicz 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow is included in

    this con exclusive. All three creators will be signing on Saturday at

    IDW's booth. See below for full signing schedule.

  • Nick Simmons' Skullduggery/Simmons Comics Group Comic-Con

    Exclusive Edition: a special preview edition that debuts Nick

    Simmons' comic book, as well as a preview of all of the Simmons

    Comics Groups titles. Gene and Nick Simmons will be signing copies of

    the book on Saturday.

  • Beowulf Comic-Con Promo Edition: a free 8-page advance preview of

    IDW's coming Beowulf movie adaptation, due in October.

  • Ashley Wood's 48 Nude Girls Comic-Con Exclusive Edition

Additionally, copies of the following books will be premiering at

Comic-Con and only available at IDW's booth:

  • Terry and the Pirates, Vol. 1 HC: the first of six hardcover

    volumes presenting the groundbreaking Milton Caniff newspaper strip.

  • Zombies Vs Robots HC: a special oversize 80-page hardcover

    collecting the Chris Ryall/Ashley Wood series and three prequel

    stories. Ryall and Wood will be signing copies on Thursday and Saturday.

In addition to providing fans with the chance to meet their favorite

writers and artists on the convention center's main exhibition floor

at scheduling signing times, IDW will be participating in a number of

panel discussions with topics ranging from Angel, Star Trek,

Transformers, Classic American Comic Strips, and more.

COMIC-CON PANELS OF NOTE:

  • IDW Publishing Panel – Friday, July 27, 11:30am-12:30pm, Room 4


    This panel will present an overview of IDW Publishing's upcoming

    projects, including an Angel: After the Fall comic by Joss Whedon and

    Brian Lynch, as well as updates on the upcoming Star Trek and

    Transformers series, and word on new series as well. Participants

    include: science fiction writer and co-founder of boingboing.net,

    Cory Doctorow; comic writer Mike Baron, screenwriter Brian Lynch,

    Klingons writer Scott Tipton, and more. Presiding over the panel will

    be IDW's Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, who promises to

    break some big news at this panel.

  • 30 Days of Night Panel– Saturday, July 28, 5:15-6:45pm, Hall H


    This panel will include some filmmakers, as well as people involved

    in creating the comics. Participants include: the comic's creators,

    Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, the film's producer Sam Raimi,

    director, David Slade, actor Josh Hartnett, and more.

  • Star Trek– Saturday, July 28, 10:30am-11:30pm, Room 2


    This panel will be an overview of IDW Publishing's Star Trek

    projects. Participants include: Star Trek editor Dan Taylor and

    Klingons and upcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation writer Scott

    Tipton, as well as Pocket Books editors and more.

  • Hasbro / IDW /Cartoon Network: Transformers– Saturday, July 28,

    11:45am-1:15pm, Room 6A


    This panel will be an overview of upcoming toys, movie-related

    projects, the new animated series, and comic books connected to

    Transformers.

    Participants include: IDW's Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall

    and Hasbro and Cartoon Network personnel to be announced.

  • Great American Comic Strips– Saturday, July 28, 1:30-2:30pm,

    Room 4


    This panel will discuss the process and projects related to archival

    reprints of comic strips like Dick Tracy, Terry and the Pirates and

    Little Orphan Annie.

IDW SIGNING SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 26

3:00pm-4:00pm: Zombies vs Robots (including the debut of the Zombies

vs Robots HC)

  • Chris Ryall

  • Ashley Wood

Friday, July 27

3:00pm-4:00pm: Star Trek and Angel (including the debut of Star Trek:

Year Four #1 and Focus On ... Star Trek)

  • Brian Lynch (Spike: Asylum, Spike: Shadow Puppets)

  • Joe Corroney (Star Trek: Year Four, Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will

    Tell)

  • Casey Maloney (Star Trek TNG: The Space Between)

  • Dan Taylor (Star Trek editor)

  • David Tipton (Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell)

  • Scott Tipton (Star Trek Klingons: Blood Will Tell, Angel: Auld

    Lang Syne)

  • David Tischman (Star Trek: Year Four, Star Trek TNG: The Space

    Between)

4:00pm-5:00pm: Fallen Angel (including the debut of the Fallen Angel

Premiere Edition HC)

  • Peter David

  • J.K. Woodward

Saturday, July 28

10:00am: 30 Days of Night (including the con-exclusive 30 Days of

Night: Red Snow/Beyond Barrow promo comic, and Beyond Barrow and 30

Days of Night movie posters)

  • Steve Niles

  • Ben Templesmith

  • David Slade (Director, 30 Days of Night)

  • Bill Sienkiewicz (30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow)

11am–1pm: Simmons Comics Group (including the con-exclusive Nick

Simmons' Skullduggery comic)

  • Gene Simmons

  • Nick Simmons

3:00pm-4:00pm: The Transformers

  • Don Figueroa (Transformers Movie Prequel, Beast Wars)

  • Simon Furman (Transformers: Escalation, Transformers Movie

    Prequel, Beast Wars)

  • Eric Holmes (Megatron Origin)

  • Alex Milne (Transformers Movie Adaptation, Megatron Origin)

  • E.J Su (Transformers: Infiltration, Escalation)

4:00pm-5:00pm: Zombies vs Robots (including the debut of the Zombies

vs Robots HC)

  • Chris Ryall

  • Ashley Wood

About IDW Publishing

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Among

their best-selling titles are Hasbro's THE TRANSFORMERS; Fox's

ANGEL, Paramount's STAR TREK, and FALLEN ANGEL. IDW's 30 DAYS OF

NIGHT film is in development and will be released by Sony Pictures in

October 2007.More information about the company can be found at

www.idwpublishing.com. Information on the Simmons Comics Group line

of comics can be found at www.Simmons-Comics.com.

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