NYCC 2013: IDW To Host 5 Must-See Panels At This Year’s Sold-Out Convention

New York Comic-Con will be the east coast’s largest gathering of comic fans, creators and publishers alike! IDW will be joining the list of big names at this fan-favorite convention with a number of panels that will be the talk of the show!

NYCC 2013: IDW To Host 5 Must-See Panels At This Year’s Sold-Out ConventionIn addition to these stellar panels Taran Killam and Marc Andreyko will be selling NYCC exclusive variants with cover art by the legendary Bill Willingham of the debut issue of their new series The Illegitimates, a full month before they go on sale! Find them at Kevin Sharpe’s table in artist’s alley, #U15!

Now, check out the list, and join IDW’s all-star creators at these four-star events!

IDW: The Most Explosive Panel of 2013!
Saturday, October 12 — 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Room 1A10
Join IDW’s Dirk WoodChris Ryall, and Scott Dunbier, along with acclaimed creator DARWYN COOKE and another surprise legendary guest, as they set off an explosion of exciting new projects for 2014 and beyond. Includes three announcements that are sure to set the Con on fire! This panel will be a true one-of-a-kind experience that has to be seen to be believed!

IDW Presents: Taran Killam’s Illegitimates
Sunday, October 13 — 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM, Room 1A14
Fresh off his “night job” the evening before, SNL actor/comedian Taran Killam is appearing alongside co-writer Marc Andreyko and IDW’s Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall, to discuss his exciting new comic-book series, The Illegitimates! Come get the lowdown on the new series, the new SNL season, and plenty o’ laughs at this special panel delivered Live from New York!

YOE! Books Presents: Fiends, Ghouls & Haunted Horror!
Saturday, October 12 — 4:15 – 5:15 PM, Room 1A06
Join the award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe for a lively discussion and Q&A session about the pre-code classic comics that gave you night terrors! And make sure and swing by Craig Yoe’s booth at the show, #588!

IDW Publishing: Creator Visions
Sunday, October 12 — 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Room 1A10
Join IDW’s VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood, and a virtual cavalcade of today’s most exciting creators. Featuring rising stars from David Wohl‘s Darby Pop imprint, the creative team from the hit digital “America’s Army” comics, and much more, come down and witness Wood and company pulling back the curtain on IDW’s most exciting new projects for 2014!

WILL.I.AM’s Wizards & Robots
Friday, October 11 — 1:45 – 2:45 PM, Room 1A23
Musician and visionary creative Will.i.am is launching a special project with IDW, Wizards and Robots. Will is making his first-ever comic-con appearance to discuss the comic, chat about futurism, and how he just might change the comic-book world through this unique project.

DC Comics Golden Age Superman is coming to IDW

Continuing to set the gold standard in comics preservation, IDW Publishing’s Library of American Comics, in partnership with DC Entertainment, will release the amazing never-before reprinted adventures of Superman that appeared in the Sunday newspapers for more than twenty-five years. The strips will be releases in in chronological order in three sub-sets: the 1940s Golden Age, the 1950s Atomic Age, and the 1960s Silver Age.

The first volume in the Superman: Golden Age Sundays series will collect 170 sequential Sundays, from May 9, 1943 through August 4, 1946, beginning where the Superman Sunday Classic book by DC Comics and Kitchen Sink Press left off. These World War II-era stories feature work by legendary artists such as Wayne Boring and Jack Burnley.

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“We’re printing the series in an oversized 9.25” x 12” format,” says editor Dean Mullaney, “so that readers can fully enjoy these glorious full-color tabloidSundays.”

The stories include the complete “Superman’s Service to Servicemen” series, which ran from late Summer of 1943 until a few months after the Second World War ended. In these human interest tales, Superman responds to requests from men and women of the armed services, as well as their family members back home. In supporting troop morale, Superman travels from the Mediterranean theatre to the bleak Aleutian Islands to the steamy South Pacific. He helps a wounded Army Air Corps pilot return home to witness the birth of his twins; solves numerous romantic misunderstandings; checks up on mothers for their worried sons overseas…while simultaneously stopping enemy torpedoes, bombs, and bullets!

In a clever transition to the post-War world, there’s a flashback to Superman’s origin and Clark Kent’s first assignment at the Daily Planet, followed by a thrilling inter-stellar saga in which Superman comes face to face with Queen Arda of the planet Suprania, who threatened to kill Lois Lane unless the Man of Steel agrees to become her King!

IDW Gets Animated this September!

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Prepare for your favorite IDW comics to get a little more animated than usual this September! All month long, IDW will be publishing special “IDW GETS ANIMATED” variant covers rendered in vein of classic cartoons! Ever wondered what The X-Files’ Mulder and Scully would look like as colorful, hijinks-having monster chasers?  Ever wanted to see the mighty Judge Dredd as a rubber-jointed 70’s warrior? OF COURSE YOU HAVE!

Luckily for you, intrepid reader, so have we! This September only, eager fans will be able to find the following titles with special “IDW GETS ANIMATED” variant covers:

While the content of the books will be the same, these variant covers are going to be a vivid blast of cartoon madness. It’s going to be a fun month to say the least, so fans are urged to drop their local comic shop a line and reserve their copies now!IDW_Animated

Black Dynamite #1 by Six Point Harness Studios
Danger Girl: The Chase #1 by Loston Wallace
Doctor Who #13 by Blair Shedd
Ghostbusters #8 by Dan Schoening
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #194 by Jim Rugg
Judge Dredd #11 by Phil Postma
Popeye Classics #14 by Jack Mendelsohn
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #3 by Tanya Roberts
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #2 by The Sharp Brothers
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #21 by Andy Suriano
The X-Files: Season 10 #4 by The Sharp Brothers

IDW Publishing introduces comics on Kindle Fire

Kindle fire users rejoice! While comiXology is already on the device you can now score IDW comics on your tablet from the Amazon bookstore! All the issues are high quality scans allowing for zooming on text and each panel, check out the current list to see what they’re kicking things off with.

Locke and Key Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
Bloom County Digital Library Vol. 1
Star Trek: Movie Adaptation
The Last Unicorn
True Blood: All Together Now
Witch and Wizard: Battle for Shadowland
Parker: The Hunter
George R.R. Martin’s Doorways
Doctor Who: Series Two – Vol. 1
Angel: After The Fall Vol.1

Link: IDW News

comiXology and IDW expand digital footprint

If you’re a digital comic fan you’ve no doubt heard about comiXology the comic reading app that allows you to read your favorite series anywhere you’re at. Today though they’ve worked with IDW to personalize the offering even more. Fans can now download direct apps for their favorite series on iTunes, given the support of comiXology to other platforms I wouldn’t put it out of consideration for Android users to get a similar option later.

Titles included in this mix:

New and old purchases through comiXology will sync to the designated app allowing you seamless integration of your existing collection to these apps. On top of that, IDW will launch digital releases on the same day as their print releases to make sure that people will not have to wait to read their favorite series. Pricing will remain full cover price value though for new comics. No further comment is out about old releases.

comiXology is really taking over the landscape, with options available on all major platforms and it being bundled with the Kindle Fire they’re taking the lead for ease of access to your favorite reads. I wouldn’t mind having a dedicated Doctor Who app or other specifics on my phone, hopefully they do something similar for Android in the future.