Another day, another celebrity comic

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I remember the days when someone with an IMDB page expressing interest in comic books was seen as some kind of validation of comics in the larger cultural fabric. Now it’s just…look, I’m not going to accept the Black Eyed Peas into the tribe, sorry. I gotta feeling about WIZARD & ROBOTS, a one shot to be written BEP’s by will.i.am and Brian David Johnson, futurist for chipmaker Intel, with art by Adam Archer. We’re told that “WIZARDS & ROBOTS takes readers on a vivid, evocative journey through thrilling new worlds. Over WIZARDS & ROBOTS’ 48 pages, readers will travel untold distances to experience the tale of an unthinkably massive battle.”

INTERVIEW: Elaine Lee on self-publishing, Kickstarter and Starstruck

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Kickstarter has turned in to my new ESPN. You could have done a March Madness bracket of Kickstarter projects last month, but everyone wins. Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta’s project involves reprinting Harry Palmer’s story from Starstruck—originally published with Marvel/Epic, but with an additional 88 new pages. 24 hours after launch they were sitting at 50% of […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013 Recap and Photo Gallery

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As I suggested in my early con impressions, WonderCon had a reasonable amount of space and handled the numbers of attendees pretty well. It was no surprise that Saturday brought bigger numbers than Friday, and the crowding was more obvious, but still never reached that feeling of pushing and shoving that can easily erupt at […]

INTERVIEW: Stephen Mooney Goes Creator-Owned for ‘Half Past Danger’

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Later this year IDW will be publishing Half Past Danger, a new series written, drawn, and created by Stephen Mooney. After working as artist on several IDW titles including Star Trek and Angel for the last few years, Mooney decided it was time to set up a creator-owned project, which he’d have full control over. […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Indie Marketing Tips from ComiXology, Dark Horse, IDW, Archaia, Valiant

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ComiXology’s Chip Mosher of Marketing and PR moderated a panel with Jeremy Atkins of Dark Horse, Dirk Wood of IDW, Mel Caylo of Archaia, and addition Hunter Gorinson of Valiant Comics with the goal of sharing tips and pro experience with indie creators and future marketers on Friday, March 29th at WonderCon. The result was […]

ECCC ’13: Liveblogging “The Amazing, Awesome IDW Panel”

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It’s almost time for the “The Amazing, Awesome IDW Panel” at the Emerald City con.  We’ll be liveblogging it. Get ready to start hitting refresh. Our cast: Denton Tipton, Joe Harris, Michael Walsh, Mike Costa, Phil Hester and Livio Ramondelli. Harris on X-Files – He’ll be re-establishing and updating the mythology arc.  There will be some […]

Monkeybrain Comics coming to print from IDW and Image

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In a move that is the opposite of a shock, some of the titles from the digital-first Monkeybrain imprint are coming to print at IDW, starting in June. The line will kick off with founder Chris Roberson’s EDISON REX and continuing with AMELIA COLE AND THE UNKNOWN WORLD, RED LIGHT PROPERTIES and more.

IDW and Cartoon Network team up for Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Ben 10, etc.

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The people at IDW are no slackards. After taking a look at the sales of their My Little Pony comics — their best selling comics EVER — and the current 90s cartoon nostalgia trend, they’ve pacted with Cartoon Network to bring out a bunch of old favorites—and current hits —in comics form, in a deal announced at last week’s ComicsPRO meeting in Atlanta. Titles include The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Johnny Bravo and Generator Rex.

Review: Judge Dredd #1-3 (IDW)

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This is the second go-round with a US-based Judge Dredd series.  DC tried their hand at Dredd for 18 issues of the main title in the mid-90s.  This time around IDW has the license and is starting out with mystery novelist Duane  Swierczynski as the writer and Nelson Daniel as the primary artist.  (More on […]

REVIEW: A Whirlwind Tour of the DOCTOR WHO OMNIBUS, Volume 1

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IDW’s first volume of the collected DOCTOR WHO OMNIBUS is a compact but substantial little tome gathering two long story arcs (“Agent Provacateur” and “The Forgotten”) and six one-shots that appeared in single issue form featuring, for the most part, the adventures of the 10th Doctor. The production values on the collection are reasonably high, […]

Review: The Many Faces of DOCTOR WHO: PRISONERS OF TIME #1

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If you somehow didn’t know it already, then this is breaking news for you: this year marks the 50th anniversary of the longest running science fiction TV show in the world: Doctor Who. Long-running in some cases might mean plodding, but not in this case. The Doctor’s recent incarnation, actor Matt Smith, became the first […]

X-FILES is back at IDW

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The 90s are out there, and Scully and Mulder are determined to find them. IDW will be relaunching the X-files franchise in comics form. The plan includes reprints of the original series that ran from 1995-2009, and a new series launching in June.

Help Wanted: IDW is hiring an editor

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Do you have what it takes to juggle a bunch of monthly comics, dealing with freelancers, Diamond, retailers and the comics press? If you’re up for it, IDW is hiring! Here’s the deets: Editor, IDW Publishing IDW Publishing is seeking an experienced Editor to support the Chief Creative Officer. This is a full-time position located […]

Preview: Comics About Cartoonists: The World’s Oddest Profession

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Before “meta” was physical, before Modernism became Posted, before Art Popped, cartoonists drew stories about cartoonists and cartooning! Some of it was autobiographical (or possibly semi-auto… I doubt Milt Gross almost became Batman!), some of it was pure fantasy.  (The pygmalian dream of a drawing come to life is represented twice in this volume, and […]

HYPE AND PREVIEW: Joe Palooka #1

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The venerable comics strip character Joe Palooka has been remade into a modern day MMA fighter in JOE PALOOKA #1 on sale today from IDW and here’s an exclusive preview. The comic already has support from the UFC and other MMA fans—as we’ve pointed out several times, MMA and comics are a natural combo, with […]

Comics come to Fox & Friends with Joe Palooka

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Apocalypse now? Boxing announcer/comics publisher Joe Antonacci will be appearing this Friday on Fox & Friends to talk about the Joe Palooka comic which is launching this week from IDW. (Disclosure: We were a consultant on the project.) Hopefully, this will be a peaceful discussion of how awesome comics are and not a session on […]