Hasbro, DeNA, and IDW Publishing the Ultimate Fan Experience for TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS’ Dark Cybertron

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Hasbro, DeNA and IDW Publishing today announced a collaboration to bring Dark Cybertron to life in a new interactive experience for the action-packed mobile card battle game TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS. Fans that play the TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS in-game episode that starts on February 5 and runs through February 11 will gain free access to a special edition Dark Cybertron comic from IDW Publishing, in addition to exclusive discounts on select TRANSFORMERS action figures from Hasbro featured in the Dark Cybertron story, such as ARMADA STARSCREAM and SKYWARP. Continue reading Hasbro, DeNA, and IDW Publishing the Ultimate Fan Experience for TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS’ Dark Cybertron

IDW’s Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes Unleashes on IOS

Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes Unleashes 
Based On IDW Publishing’s Cult Comic Series And Featuring Real-World Rock Star Cameos, The 3D Scrolling Endless Brawler Is Out Now For iPad, iPhone And iPod Touch. 
The brainchild of British guitarist and comic creator Llexi Leon, The multi-media Eternal Descent phenomenon has finally been unleashed on the world of video games. Developed by London-based PLA Studios, the action-packed, 3D scrolling endless brawlerEternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes is now available on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch*.Based on IDW Publishing’s cult comic book series, Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroesplaces gamers in the role of Sirian, a nomadic warrior fighting back endless hordes of demonic creatures as they rampage through the city streets. Armed with a supernaturally charged electric guitar, Sirian must traverse the depths of the underworld and eliminate the Pit Lords within – all to a killer soundtrack.Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes also features appearances and original performances from Joe SatrianiMisha Mansoor (Periphery) and Andrew W.K. who act as heroic tag-team assists activated by power-up tokens within the game. Wayne Static and Michael Amott (Arch Enemy) take on the role of end of area boss characters, gatekeepers to the realms on Sirian’s journey to Hell.

With more rock/metal music acts slated to appear in future updates for Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes, instrument brands such as ESP, Jackson and Dean Guitars have leant their support to ensure that all cameo musicians appear with their signature instruments for real shred guitar action!

Easy to pickup but difficult to master, Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes is now available on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch priced £1.99/$2.99/€2.39.  https://itunes.apple.com/app/eternal-descent-heavy-metal/id670351728?mt=8

A series of updates with new characters and additional content are planned for release throughout 2014.

Banshee: Origins Expands, in a digital One-Shot form IDW

BANSHEE: ORIGINS EXPANDS!

IDW Publishing and Cinemax® announced that the free digital one-shot BANSHEE: ORIGINS has been expanded to include additional content, filling fans in on just how master thief Lucas Hood found his way to the town of Banshee, Pennsylvania in Cinemax’s hit show.

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The prequel comic BANSHEE: ORIGINS, which debuted in early January, sets up the relationship between the two main protagonists Lucas and Carrie and tells their story 15 years prior to the series narrative. The new installment, written by BANSHEE series writer Jonathan Tropper and illustrated by Mike Henderson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Casey Jones), delves deeper into the background of the characters and the dangerous criminal element that exists in Banshee.

“IDW’s BANSHEE: ORIGINS is truly an innovation in transmedia storytelling,” said Greg Yaitanes, executive producer, BANSHEE.  “It’s not just a great graphic novel on its own merits, but is canon with BANSHEE mythology.  The creative team from the series seamlessly collaborated with IDW to create this experience.  Readers familiar with BANSHEE on Cinemax will have secrets revealed from season one and hints about season two woven into these pages all wrapped in an origin story.”

Executive produced by Jonathan TropperDavid SchicklerPeter MacdissiAlan Ball and Greg YaitanesBANSHEE stars Antony Starr (Rush) as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa. where he continues his criminal activities, even though he and Carrie (Ivana Milicevic), his former partner in crime, are hunted by shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.

A full-color noir blast populated by unique characters, mysterious turns, and harrowing thrills,BANSHEE has become a hit on television, and now fans can finally learn a few more of its secrets in comics! Take it from Alan Ball himself, who explains in the BANSHEE: ORIGINS’ foreword: “Of course, there had to be a comic book.”

BANSHEE: ORIGINS is a free download and available now in the IDW Comics app for Apple iOS, Comics by ComiXology apps for iOS, Android and Windows 8, the Apple iBookstore, and online at read.idwpublishing.com.

IDW Announces its Eclusives for SDCC 2013

IDW Publishing is renowned for having great exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con International every year, but 2013 finds them taking it to the next level. See below for a complete list of SDCC exclusives, which promise to be the most sought after of the show!

Some of the items will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store beginning today, July 2nd. Fans that preorder will be able to pick up their books from the IDW booth (These items will be noted below with an *asterisk).

IDW’s web store can be found here: IDW Con Exclusives Continue reading IDW Announces its Eclusives for SDCC 2013

IDW Publishing SDCC 2012 Signing Schedule!

IDW (#2643) has announced their HUGE signing schedule so get ready, cause there’s something for everyone!

 

Wednesday July 11th Preview Night

6:00 – 8:00  SPECIAL EVENT! Richard Starks’ Parker: The Score Launch Party –
Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00  SPECIAL EVENT! Neal Adams’ Thrill Kill: Artist’s Edition Portfolio
Launch Party
  –  Neal Adams

Thursday July 12th

11:00 – 12:00 Deadworld – Gary Reed
12:00 – 1:00 The Cape: 1969 – Joe Hill, Zach Howard (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
1:00 – 2:30  Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score – Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show
exclusive hardcover!
)
3:00 – 4:00  Godzilla – Duane Swierczynski
3:00 – 4:00  Love and Capes – Thom Zahler (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
4:00 – 5:00  TRANSFORMERS – Chris Metzen, Flint Dille, John Barber, Livio
Ramondelli, Brendan Cahill, Andrew Griffith, Scott
Mairghread, Priscilla Tromontano

5:00 – 6:00  30 Days of Night, Frankenstein: Alive, Alive – Steve Niles
6:00 – 7:00  Smoke & Mirrors – Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong
6:00 – 7:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Dan Duncan

 
Friday July 13th

10:00 – 11:00 Kill Shakespeare – Andy Belanger
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
11:00 – 12:00 Memorial  – Chris Roberson
12:00 – 1:00 The Cape: 1969 – Joe Hill, Zach Howard (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
1:00 – 3:00  Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score – Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show
exclusive hardcover!
)
3:00 – 4:00  KISS – Gene Simmons, Chris Ryall, Jamal Igle (*ticketed signing – See
employee for details
)
4:00 – 5:00  Dungeons & Dragons  – Steve Ellis
5:00 – 6:00  Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive
hardcover & exclusive keys by Israel Skelton!
)
6:00 – 7:00  Ghostbusters  – Dan Schoening, Erik Burnham, Tristan Jones, Luis
Antonio Delgado, Nick Runge

6:00 – 7:00  Crawl to Me  – Alan Robert

Saturday July 14th

10:00 – 11:00  Night of 1,000 Wolves – Bobby Curnow, Dave Wachter
11:00 – 12:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Dan Duncan

11:00 – 12:00  Zombies vs Robots – Chris Ryall, Brea Grant, Jeff Conner
12:00 – 1:00  The Crow – John Shirley, Kevin Colden
1:00 – 2:00  Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive
hardcover & exclusive keys by Israel Skelton!
)
1:00 – 2:00  Silent Hill – Tom Waltz
2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K.
Woodward

3:00 – 4:00  Star Trek: The Next Generation – Brannon Braga, Joe Corroney
(Get a free limited signing card!)
4:00 – 5:00  Star Trek – Mike Johnson, Joe Corroney
5:00 – 6:00  Nevsky: A Hero of the People – Ben McCool, Steve Saffel
5:00 – 6:00  G.I. JOE– Mike Costa, Larry Hama (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
6:00 – 7:00  True Blood – Michael McMillian, Joe Corroney

Sunday July 15th

11:00 – 12:00  Doctor Who – Mark Buckingham, Joshua Fialkov
12:00 – 1:00  TRANSFORMERS – Chris Metzen, John Barber, Livio
Ramondelli, Andrew Griffith, Scott Mairghread, Priscilla
Tromontano

1:00 – 2:00  Zombies! – Craig Yoe, Steve Banes
2:00 – 3:00  Smoke & Mirrors – Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong
3:00 – 4:00 Danger Girl  – J. Scott Campbell