IDW Publishing Announces Wide Slate of New Titles

Wed, August 1st, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

San Diego, CA -IDW Publishing, the San Diego-based

publisher of comic books and graphic novels, announced plans to

expand their line of high-quality creator-owned and licensed titles

with many new titles announced at this year's Comic Con International.

Among the titles coming in 2007 and 2008 are:

Doctor Who: comics based on the newest iteration of the long-running

BBC television show (now airing in the U.S. on the Sci Fi Network),

as well as newly colored reprints of classic Doctor Who comics,

featuring art by comics industry legend Dave Gibbons, will begin at

the end of 2007. The creative team for the new comics will be Gary

Russell, a Doctor Who TV show story editor, and artist Nick Roche.

The Transformers: In addition to the full slate of Transformers

comics already published by IDW, the publisher will create new

Transformers Movie Sequel comics, expanding the story in the smash-

hit big-screen release. IDW's Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall

will co-write the comics with writer Chris Mowry.

Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now: Acclaimed

science fiction writer and co-founder Cory Doctorow

appeared at IDW's panel to discuss a new six-part series that will

see six of the Lotus Award-winning author's short stories adapted to

comic books. The series will feature covers from artists such as Sam

Kieth, Scott Morse, Paul Pope, Ben Templesmith, and Ashley Wood.

Joe Hill's Locke & Key: Best-selling horror writer Joe Hill will

create and write an all-new fantasy-horror series for IDW entitled

Locke & Key, featuring Beowulf's Gabriel Rodriguez on art.

Angel: After the Fall: This new Angel series picks up where Season 5

of Joss Whedon's fan-favorite TV show left off. Whedon and writer

Brian Lynch are co-plotting the all-new adventure that explains what

happened after the finale of the show, with Lynch scripting, Franco

Urru handling art chores and Tony Harris and Urru providing covers

for the series. The series will be ongoing, delivered in multi-part

story arcs with one-shot spotlight issues filling in additional story

gaps between arcs.

Yr. Pal, Harlan: IDW will present a collection of legendary writer

Harlan Ellison's letters, which promises to be full of writing as

humorous and enlightening as it is scathing and impassioned.

Speed Racer: The classic animated series will give way to an all-new

animated show at the end of 2007, and IDW will present new comic book

series based on both versions of the show, as well as offering

collected versions of past Speed Racer comic book efforts.

Igor: IDW will provide a prequel series as well as an adaptation of

the coming Exodus Film Group's upcoming CG-animated feature, Igor.

The film, which will be distributed by the Weinstein Company and

released wide on October 24, 2008, is a playfully irreverent comedy

that brings a new twist to the classic monster genre, and features

voice work from Steve Buscemi, John Cusack, Arsenio Hall, Eddie

Izzard, and many others.

More information about these projects, including creative teams and

specific release dates, as well as other projects discussed at the

convention, will be released soon.

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