IDW Announces Exclusives for Comic-Con International

Mon, July 11th, 2011 at 9:49am PDT | Updated: July 11th, 2011 at 10:52am

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

In anticipation of Comic-Con International: San Diego 2011, IDW Publishing today announced the company’s Comic-Con exclusives, with items ranging from exclusive covers to LOCKE & KEY keys. Many of these items will only be made available for the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.

IDW Publishing Comic-Con Exclusives & Pre-Order Items:

Anne Rice’s Servant of the Bones
• Visitors to Comic-Con can purchase an exclusive advance copy of Anne Rice’s Servant of the Bones #1 with a variant cover; only 400 copies of this exclusive issue will be available.
• Beginning in August, the first issue of Anne Rice’s Servant of the Bones will tell of the demon Azriel, who sets out to find the murderer of a beautiful young woman in the streets of New York City, only to discover a far more sinister plot that could end the world. Once a human in ancient Babylon, Azriel is a spirit of rage and terror that gradually rediscovers his humanity through holy vengeance and spiritual love.
• Anne Rice will be signing at the IDW booth #2643 on Thursday July 21, 2011 during Comic-Con. With the purchase of a SERVANT OF THE BONES #1, fans will be able to have one additional item signed.
• ANNE RICE’S SERVANT OF THE BONES #1 (Comic-Con Edition $5.00, 32 pages, full color) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.
• ANNE RICE’S SERVANT OF THE BONES #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in comic stores in August 2011.

Baja
• Attendees of Comic-Con can pick up a free ashcan of Baja and get an early look at the upcoming October release.
• In Baja, a beautiful woman and a man who knows better must escape a stalker whose fate is tied to their own.
• BAJA (FREE, Ashcan) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.
• BAJA ($19.99, 128 pages, partial color, trade paperback) will be available in comic and book stores in October 2011.


Dorothy of Oz Prequel
• Get a sneak peek at the Dorothy of Oz animated feature film coming in 2012 in the free preview comic!
• Featuring a star-studded cast, including Lea Michele, Martin Short and Patrick Stewart, the film draws inspiration from the classic story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Frank L. Baum and the Oz adventure book series written by his great-grandson Roger S. Baum.
• DOROTHY OF OZ preview comic (FREE) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.


Fat Tarino
• FAT TARINO, featuring the impossible to find art books UNO TARINO, DOS TARINO and TRES TARINO, all in one gorgeous hardcover. This slip-cased edition offers over 350 pages of Ashley Wood art and is strictly limited to 500 copies.
• Now available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/fattarino.
• Ashley Wood will be based at the IDW booth #2643 throughout Comic-Con, and will be available for signings.
• FAT TARINO ($100, hardcover with slipcase, 360 pages, 12” X 12”) is available for pre-order through IDW Publishing, for pick up at San Diego Comic-Con or delivery after August 1.

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters
• Comic-Con attendees will have the chance to purchase the never-before-sold IDW office promo covers in a single set. Get all four exclusive and limited covers and watch as your favorite IDW Publishing staffers tremble in fear of the great Godzilla as he destroys the IDW office.
• Readers can also collect the signatures of the IDW employees featured on each of the four covers.
• GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 IDW Edition ($20.00, set of 4, 32 pages each, full color) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.
• GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1-5 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) are now available in comic stores.

Locke & Key
• LOCKE & KEY action will be non-stop, with exclusive keys, books and temporary tattoos; plus signings with the multiple Eisner-nominated creative team of Joe Hill (Horns) and Gabriel Rodriguez.
• Legacy Edition Ghost Key ($20, 3.5 inches, antique silver-plated pewter cast, printed black velvet bag) will be available at the IDW booth, while supplies last.
• 100 Legacy Edition Head Keys ($25, 4.6 inches, bright rose gold-plated pewter cast, printed black velvet bag) will be available at the IDW booth, while supplies last.
• Legacy Edition Shadow Keys ($20, 3 inches, pewter cast, bright nickel finish and black enamel, black velvet bag) will be available at the IDW booth, while supplies last.
• 100 Legacy Edition Hercules Keys ($25, 3.6 inches, antique yellow gold-plated pewter cast, printed black velvet bag) will be available at the IDW booth, while supplies last.
• 250 2011 Comic-Con exclusive IDW Keys ($25, 5 inches, antique silver-plated pewter cast, printed black velvet bag with a hand numbered tag) will be available at the IDW booth, while supplies last.
• Locke & Key fans can also collect a complete set of seven free LOCKE & KEY temporary tattoos. Different keys will be given out each day.
• Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez will be signing at the IDW booth #2643.
• LOCKE & KEY: VOLUME 4 KEYS TO THE KINGDOM (Comic-Con Edition, $25.00, 160 pages, hardcover) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.
• LOCKE & KEY: VOLUME 4 KEYS TO THE KINGDOM ($25.00, 160 pages, hardcover) is now available in comic and book stores.

POPBOT BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK
• POPBOT BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK, which collects the long sold-out POPBOT Volumes 1 through 8. This huge 11" x 14" hardcover collection showcases over 400 pages of Ashley Wood art and comes with a slipcase. Strictly limited to 500 copies.
• Now available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/popbot.
• Ashley Wood will be based at the IDW booth #2643 throughout Comic-Con, and will be available for signings.
• POPBOT BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK ($125, hardcover with slipcase, 400 pages, 11” X 14”) is available for pre-order through IDW Publishing, for pick up at San Diego Comic-Con or delivery after August 1.

Dave Stevens: The Complete Sketchbook Collection
• Comic-Con attendees can pick-up or pre-order Dave Stevens: The Complete Sketchbook with variant cover at http://bit.ly/stevenssketchbook.
• For several years, Dave Stevens self-published four sketchbooks to sell specifically at the San Diego Comic Con. This volume collects the entire contents of those four sketchbooks, plus approximately 100 additional sketches that have never before been published!
• DAVE STEVENS: THE COMPLETE SKETCHBOOK COLLECTION Comic-Con Edition ($50.00, 256 pages, black and white, hardcover) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.
• DAVE STEVENS: THE COMPLETE SKETCHBOOK COLLECTION ($50.00, 256 pages, black and white, hardcover) will be available in comic & book stores on July 27, 2011.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
• Visitors to Comic-Con can pick up a free ashcan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and get an early look at the upcoming August release for the new series.
• Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Raphael reunite to bring their ninja aptitude and teenage attitude to IDW Publishing in this all-new action-packed series.
• Members of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES will be signing at the IDW booth #2643.
• TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Ashcan (FREE) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.
• TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in comic stores in August 2011.

Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition
• This collection presents Thor 337-340 and 360-362—Simonson’s first story, followed by one of his favorite story arcs. A variant cover edition will also be made available and is limited to 250 copies.
• Pre-order at http://bit.ly/mightythor.
• Walter Simonson will be signing daily at the IDW booth #2643.
• WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: Artist’s Edition (Comic-Con Edition, $100.00, 176 pages, black and white, hardcover) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.
• WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: Artist’s Edition ($100.00, 176 pages, black and white, hardcover) is available for pre-order through IDW Publishing, for pick up at San Diego Comic-Con or delivery after August 1

TRANSFORMERS
• Comic-Con attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a special TRANSFORMERS #22 variant issue.
• MEGATRON: firebrand, tyrant, psychopath... prisoner? The DECEPTICONS leader had the AUTOBOTS at his mercy—and then surrendered. OPTIMUS PRIME tries to find out why in a story that spans four million years and features a cast of thousands. Events in this issue will forever change the way you look at the TRANSFORMERS Universe.
• Members of the TRANSFORMERS creative teams will be signing at the IDW booth #2643.
• TRANSFORMERS #22 Variant ($5.00, 32 pages, full color) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.
• TRANSFORMERS #22 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in comic stores on July 13, 2011.

True Blood: Tainted Love #1 Legacy Edition
• The Legacy Edition of our debut True Blood comic was such a huge success; we’re doing it again! In celebration of the acclaimed follow-up series, we are proud to release a special Legacy Edition of the first issue of Tainted Love a Comic-Con variant cover will also be made available!
• True Blood: Tainted Love #1 Legacy Edition contains all six covers, as well as the first script, giving a rare insight into the inner workings of a comic book from initial thought to publication… if you want to see how hit comics come together, this is the book for you!
• Members of the TRUE BLOOD creative teams will be signing at the IDW booth #2643.
• TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED LOVE #1 LEGACY EDITION (Comic-Con Edition, $10.00, 48 pages, full color) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.
• TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED LOVE #1 LEGACY EDITION ($4.99, 48 pages, full color) will be available in comic stores on July 27, 2011.

COMPLETE ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS
• Exclusive new hardcover edition of the COMPLETE ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS. The acclaimed, 160-page volume, written by co-creator Chris Ryall and fully illustrated by Ashley Wood, is now available in an exclusive hardcover for only $29.99, and is limited to approximately 400 copies.• COMPLETE ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS (Comic-Con Edition, $29.99, 160 pages, hardcover) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW PublishingIDW 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; Sony’s Ghostbusters; 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; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.
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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