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 […]

Gender and Feminism in the Jem and th Holograms comic

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We’ve been writing quite a bit in the last year about the slow death of comics media, and one of the reasons is that it’s hard for a small, passion run site to compete with…the New Yorker? Here’s a think piece on the Jem and the Holograms comic by Stephen Burt whose bio tells us […]

MATT CHATS: Rich Douek on IDW’s Gutter Magic and a Big World in a Small Space

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A lot of authors have big stories inside of them that involve a lot of mythology and worldbuilding. The problem in comics is that most series have a relatively low page count, so the majority of writers end up with their 100-issue epics cut short. Rich Douek has created a story with a complex world, […]

Wanna work in comics? IDW is hiring a new PR person

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Well with Rosalind Morehead getting a promotion , there is an opening at IDW. IDW Publishing Searching for PR Professionals IDW Publishing is looking for a dedicated full-time individual in the Public Relations field. PR and/or Marketing experience required, professional comics experience or closely related fields a major plus. Must demonstrate first-rate writing skills, and […]

IDW promotes Rosalind Morehead to Director of Book Market Sales

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Following the departure of Alan Payne, IDW has promoted Rosalind Morehead from PR & Marketing Manger to Director of Book Market Sales. Forehead will oversee IDW’s efforts in he book market, including developing new channels and products.  “Since Rosalind came to IDW Publishing two years, we’ve been very impressed with her ability to incorporate […]

Comings and goings at Oni, IDW and Valiant

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Some new positions at Valiant and IDW, and a new media partner for Oni. For the details read on! Valiant Entertainment has hired Geeta Singh as Licensing Manager. Singh formerly worked for Universify, a branding company, and King Features Syndicate. In her new role, Singh will join Valiant’s President of Licensing, Promotions & Ad Sales, […]

Alan Payne leaves IDW

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As of Friday, Alan Payne, the key man in IDW’s bookstore operations, is leaving the company: After nine years with the Publisher, IDW VP of Sales Alan Paynewill step down, effective immediately. Alan spearheaded IDW’s presence in the highly competitive bookstore market starting in 2007, and during his tenure the company achieved significant growth.    […]

Interview: Troy Little on Recreating “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” for the Panel

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Troy Little is an Eisner-nominated artist who took on the monumental task of adapting the American counterculture classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by world renowned Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, into a graphic novel. Teaming with Top Shelf and IDW, Little has crafted a comic that sticks to the storyline of the book […]

When DC and Marvel cost less than indie comics

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There’s been quite a bit of comment on the price of new comics and it seems to me that newer readers may not quite understand why readers over the age of, say, 35 are quite so flummoxed at the price of a comics.  Let me provide a little context for how DC and Marvel were […]