WonderCon’16: Friday Morning Preview and visit from Mayor Eric Garcetti

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By Nicholas Eskey During the tail end of last year’s Wonder Con, it was announced that the convention which had spent the last three years in Anaheim would instead next be hosted by the city of Los Angeles. The change was for a simple reason; the Anaheim convention center already had another event booked for […]

Exclusive Preview: D.J. Kirkbride Unleashes a “cosmic stench of death” in THE BIGGEST BANG

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Author D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole) had a chance to explore subversive cosmic humor in the pages of The Bigger Bang from IDW in 2014. Kirkbride alongside Vassilis Gogtzilas (The Adventures of Augusta Wind) has gotten the chance to explore that same brand of absurdist cosmic comic book humor once again in 2016 with The Biggest Bang, […]

March Book 3 cover and pub date revealed

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The third volume of the March Trilogy, Rep. John Lewis’s personal story of the Civil Righs movement, will be out this August it was revealed today, along with the cover. Written by Lewis and Andrew Aydin with art by Nate POwell, the first two books of March have already become comcis classics and the third […]

MATT CHATS: IDW Editor Bobby Curnow on the Balance Between Licenses and Original Concepts

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IDW is mainly known for its publication of licensed work, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers and My Little Pony. But the publisher has been transitioning lately with a renewed focus on creator-owned comics, first by acquiring Top Shelf and now by starting the Comics Experience imprint, home to some great titles like Tet and Gutter Magic. Editor Bobby Curnow is […]

Comings and goings: Robertson, Atkins, Scott

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A number of comics coming and goings of late: § Dark Horse has promoted Sarah Robertson to director of sales. Robertson will be responsible for business development, overseeing the in-house sales team, managing distributor and retailer relationships, sales forecasting, increasing department performance, and other functions key to leading Dark Horse’s in-house sales division. “Sarah has […]

IDW announces new international licensing program, kicking things off with Archie

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About a year ago, IDW made headlines by buying Top Shelf. They haven’t topped that yet, but they do have a new business division: IDW International, which will handle all the publisher’s foreign rights. While IDW’s deep catalog offers many opportunities for foreign sales, they’e also reaching out to other companies to represent them as […]

IDW to publish Artist’s Edition of Jack Kirby’s Thor

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Hold on to your shelves. IDW’s Artists Edition series has made jaws drop with its stunning series of oversized editions of various comics masterworks, reproduced from the original art. But now for the first time they’re collecting the King of Comics, Jack Kirby Marvel work with Jack Kirby’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition. The book will include classic complete stories from Journey Into Mystery #111, #117, #118, along with other stories and a Kirby Gallery.

The Aliens already Won in MARS ATTACKS: OCCUPATION

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Sometimes in corporate comics, men in suits strive for creators to produce material that is more in line with other works in order to create a shared universe. This makes it hard for writers and artists to really maintain their own distinctive voices. However, sometimes a project can fit in the genre of a creator-owned work and […]