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IDW Announces Orphan Black Comic Series

Orphan Black, the acclaimed sci-fi series by Temple Street Productions, assumes a new identity in the form of a comic-book series from IDW Publishing. IDW’s series will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black.

“Orphan Black, in addition to being a captivating TV series, is a perfect premise for comics,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “And as the second season has expanded the series in exciting new directions, that has only increased the amount of stories we’ll be able to tell in comic-book form.”

 Orphan Black, which has just been renewed for a third season, centers on Sarah Manning, who after witnessing the suicide of a woman that appears to be her doppelgänger comes into the knowledge that this woman and indeed herself, are two of many biological clones. Sarah takes on the woman’s identity and uses her position as a police detective to uncover the mystery behind what she is and what that means.

 IDW Publishing is known for its authenticity and attention to detail when approaching licensed properties and Orphan Black is sure to be a comic book series a delight existing fans and make new ones.

 “We’re so thrilled for Orphan Black to take shape as a comic series and join the ranks of IDW’s impressive roster,” said John Young, Managing Director of Temple Street Productions. “Orphan Black was met with an enormous amount of enthusiasm at last year’s Comic-Con which really inspired us to give back to fans of the show through a medium so vital to the science fiction world.”

 IDW will be working closely with the show’s producers to expand the Orphan Black world. The first cover image seen here is by artist Nick Runge. The full creative teams and series details will be announced soon, with the first comic-book series launching in early 2015. Striker Entertainment on behalf of Temple Street Productions brokered the deal.

 Follow IDW Publishing on Facebook and Twitter for more information and details as they become available.

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IDW Publishing Launches Watchmen Artifact Edition At San Diego Comic-Con International & Announces An Evening With Dave Gibbons

The highly anticipated Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition, produced in partnership with DC Entertainment, will make its debut at Comic-Con International Preview night on July 23, 2014. Dave Gibbons himself will be on hand as IDW’s special guest, signing at the publisher’s booth (#2643) on all five days of the convention.

Weighing in at 152 pages and measuring 12 x 17 inches, the Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition features 100 story-page scans (all shot from the original art) and many extras: covers, portfolio plates, color guides, roughs, early design images and more.

Additionally, IDW is hosting an exclusive event: An Evening With Dave Gibbons on Thursday night, July 24th. Dave Gibbons will be on hand to enjoy a fine meal with in a private dining room in downtown San Diego. Each attendee will receive an extremely limited version of the Watchmen Artifact Edition. Only 25 copies will be available. Each will feature a unique cover as well as a bound-in commemorative signature plate. Gibbons will sign the books at the dinner and do a small head sketch in each. A photographer will be on hand to document the event.

“I’m thrilled and flattered that IDW have produced this book of my Watchmen art” said Gibbons, “and I’m greatly looking forward to being on hand to launch it at San Diego.”

Information about Tickets for the event can be found here: http://idwpublishing.com/gibbons/

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IDW Announces Their Summer 2014 Artist’s Edition Lineup

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Tomorrow marks the release of the first of six Artist’s Editions that will fill the summer with new additions to the Eisner Award-winning line. The scheduled back-to-back releases will continue through October, packed with original art from some of the most influential industry legends.

Arguably the most celebrated comic strip of all time, Peanuts, by Charles Schulz, headlines this incredible summer of Artist’s Editions, arriving in stores tomorrow, June 18th! This essential Artist’s Edition collects over Two Hundred and Fifty of Schulz’s original strips that appeared between 1950 and 1960. Scanned at the highest quality possible, this Artist’s Edition presents the finest details that shaped this iconic series.

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A resoundingly influential run from a creator that helped shape an era, Jim Steranko’s Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition arrives in July. Scanned from Steranko’s private collection, this Artist’s Edition has also been designed by the man himself. Steranko’s unique style and impeccable flair will make this truly one of the best-looking books on the shelf.

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July continues to heat up with the release of Mike Mignola’s modern masterpiece Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: Artist’s Edition. Collecting the 5-issue mini-series Hellboy in Hell, along with added bonus Hellboy material, including the first three Hellboy stories, this very special Artist’s Edition will definitely be a must-have for any collection.

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The biggest event of the year, San Diego Comic-Con International will be getting even bigger this year, when the Watchmen: Artifact Edition makes its prestigious debut. The importance and lasting legacy of this series cannot be overstated; defining a medium and shattering pre-conceived notions, Watchmen continues to be for many, the standard for what comics can achieve. Artist Dave Gibbons will be on hand with IDW, at the San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate this monumental launch.

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San Diego Comic-Con International will also premiere the variant cover to the highly sought after Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor second printing. Grab yours early, because this unique variant, will sell out quick!

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Collecting the greatest and most iconic covers from the rich history of Marvel Comics, the Marvel Covers: Artist’s Edition is a cavalcade of epic artwork and will be released in August. With covers from Art Adams, John Buscema, John Byrne, Jack Kirby, Frank Miller, Jim Starlin, Jim Steranko, Bernie Wrightson and many more, this Artist’s Edition guides through the legendary work that has caught readers eyes for over 50 years!

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One of the most acclaimed series’ of the 1970s, Archie Goodwin and Walter Simonson’s Manhunter appeared as a back-up in Detective Comics, and within seven quick tales, became a fan-favorite run. Collected in Walter Simonson’s Manhunter & Other Stories: Artist’s Edition, the original run will be presented in its entirety, along with classic tales from Simonson from Batman, Dr. Fate, Metal Men, & more! Like The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition, this collection was scanned from Simonson’s own collection and will be available in September.

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You can order Artist’s Editions while supplies last, anytime online on the IDW webstore or come find IDW at conventions, including New York Comic-Con, to get your copy of these paramount collections.

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IDW Announces Stephen King & Walt Simonson Lawnmower Man Portfolio

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Scheduled for July 2014 is the Artist’s Portfolio for Lawnmower Man, a Stephen King short story adapted by Walt Simonson which appeared in Marvel’s Bizarre Adventures #29 in 1981.

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The oversized portfolio which was announced at WonderCon in Anaheim, California will include 21 pages and the cover.

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IDW Releases Batman: The Silver Age Newspaper Comics Volume 1 (1966-1967)

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Renowned for its Eisner and Harvey Award-winning archival work, IDW’s The Library of American Comics have continued its collaboration with DC Entertainment by collecting the Batman’s Silver Age newspaper strips in a matching format to the Silver Age Superman series!

Hot on the heels of the successful hit Batman television show starring Adam West and Burt Ward that resulted in what can only be described as “Batmania,” the Batman newspaper strips debuted in 1966. Written by longtime Batman editor Whitney Ellsworth, with art by DC Comics giants Shelly Moldoff, Joe Giella, and Carmine Infantino, the newspaper strip was a huge success.

This first volume, reprints all B&W dailies and color Sundays from 1966 and 1967, features an all-star list of Batman and Robin characters, including Catwoman, the Penguin, the Joker, Poison Ivy, and Batgirl!

The gorgeous 11 x 8.5″ hardcover designed and edited by Dean Mullaney features a dust jacket cover by Pete Poplaski and is 256 pages, including an introduction by Joe Desris.

Batman: The Silver Age Newspaper Comics Volume 1 (1966-1967) is available to order HERE for $50.

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Locke & Key Hardcover Slipcase Available On February 5, 2014

If you are like me then you have read, relished and collected the IDW hardcover editions of Joe Hill’s and Gabriel Rodriguez’s graphic novel masterpiece Locke & Key

The 5 published books are lonely on your shelf desperately waiting for the release of the final edition in February.

How about dressing your collection up? The Locke & Key hardcover slipcase ($40) includes a Volume 6: Alpha & Omega hardcover and a cardboard spacer where the other 5 editions will reside.

It’s in stores on February 5, 2014 the same day as Vol. 6 without the slipcase. The award-winning series has come to an end and now it will get the bookshelf treatment it deserves.

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Preview Joe Hill’s IDW Miniseries Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland

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Charlie Manx, the ghoulish driver of an old 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith who takes children to the holiday hell of Christmasland in Joe Hill’s novel NOS4A2 makes his comic-book debut tomorrow in the first issue of Hill’s IDW miniseries Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland.

“Wraith tells a story about how some escaped prisoners wound up coming to Christmasland with Charlie Manx and what happened to them once they got trapped there,” says Hill, the Locke & Key creator who’s working on the series with artist C.P. Wilson III.

The first issue delves into Manx’s own horror story of a childhood before he became a vampiric menace who uses human souls to gas up his ride.

The series on the whole was Hill’s way of spending more time in Christmasland, the amusement park haunted by monstrous kids only seen a little in NOS4A2, which is now out in paperback.

Preview some variant covers and the first 7 pages of Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland below.

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The Final Locke & Key Head Games Limited Edition Artist Is David Petersen

This has been a secret, but now I can reveal that David Petersen (Mouse Guard) is the final Locke & Key Head Games artist for the upcoming limited edition hardcover book.

Check out David’s amazing pages below!

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IDW To Produce Two Deluxe Books of Jim Steranko’s Classic Works

Legendary comics artist Jim Steranko will be the subject of not one but two Artist’s Editions from IDW Publishing, with nearly all pages shot from the artist’s personal art collection. Steranko, one of the great innovators in comics history, produced a comparatively small body of work for the House of Ideas from the mid-1960s to the early ’70s, most notably his runs on Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America.

The first volume, Steranko Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, will feature the initial twelve stories by Steranko that appeared in Strange Tales #151 through #162. All of these stories were drawn in the “twice up” format, meaning the original art is rendered at twice the size of the printed comic. The final book will measure 15 x 22 inches and is currently scheduled for release in May of 2014.

“I believe that I changed Nick Fury’s life as much as he changed mine,” Steranko says, “and looking over the original art again celebrates a flood of memories evincing the kind of rampant, seismic creativity that went into their creation. I can see my artistic evolution expand by the story, even by the page, and revisiting that experience can be simultaneously reassuring and shocking—a kind of microcosm of comic book history. As one of the architects of the Marvel Age, I’m pleased to share the sweep and nuance of the S.H.I.E.L.D. epic with all my fans and friends.”

The second volume, Steranko Nick Fury and Captain America Artist’s Edition, will collect the remaining Nick Fury stories from Strange Tales 163-168, as well as issues 1, 3, and 5 of the Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic series. As icing on the cake, Steranko’s three stellar issues of Captain America will also be included. This volume will measure 12 x 17 inches, and the release date is still to be determined.

“Jim Steranko’s impact on comics as an art form cannot be understated,” said editor Scott Dunbier. “He is an artist and trailblazer of the highest order.”

While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, corrections and blue pencils. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

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IDW Announces Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen: Artifact Edition

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IDW Publishing today announced the latest addition to its line of prestige format collections: Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen: Artifact Edition.

IDW’s Artist Editions mimic the look and feel of original art by scanning originals at a high resolution and in color, and printing them on paper similar to what the art was drawn on. The result gives the experience of owning classic original art without having to shell out thousands of dollars for it.

IDW special projects editor Scott Dunbier discussed the exciting project with Comic Book Resources:

“Watchmen is something very special in comics – no other series has even come close to receiving the praise that has been heaped upon it, and deservedly so. When Dave Gibbons first approached me about doing a book like this I knew it could not be a traditional Artist’s Edition — too many of the originals had been scattered to the four corners of the globe, we could not do complete stories. But the work is just too damn good to not do a book like this! So I decided to try something a little different — it looks like an Artist’s Edition, it feels like an Artist’s Edition, it’s the same quality of reproduction as an Artist’s Edition, but it’s just a little bit different. It will collect individual pages and covers, and be called an Artifact Edition. So it’s not an Artist’s Edition, per se, but you still get to see all that beautiful Dave Gibbons “Watchmen” art in its rawest form.”

Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen: Artifact Edition will be released in 2014.

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