Schreck joins IDW

Ted Adams’ all-star line-up gained a heavy hitter with the official announcement of Bob Schreck joining IDW as senior editor:

Newsarama: Bob, how did this position with IDW come about? Bob Schreck: Soon after I became available on the market again, that is “laid off,” IDW and several other interested parties reached out to me to see if I might be interested in joining their teams.

From the start IDW was the frontrunner and seemed a perfect fit for my next journey in the comic book publishing field. I am very happy and very exited to get started in October.

NRAMA: What drew you towards working with the company?

SCHRECK: So many good reasons. First, Ted Adams. I’ve known Ted for years – back when he was working with Dean Mullaney at Eclipse Comics, then soon after he and I worked together doing the marketing of Dark Horse Comics in the early 90s, and I’ve kept my eye on his publishing journey ever since. He’s a very sharp fellow with a keen eye for quality and has a solid understanding of business.

That said, the second reason is obvious… IDW is on fire! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a company that is so on the move and so in tune to today’s comics’ readers and pop culture? They choose their projects carefully and haven’t lost their identity as a publisher, which is no easy task when trying to appeal to as broad an audience as possible. I feel like the sky’s the limit there creatively speaking and that I will be able to achieve some very interesting and exciting results.

 

Comments

  1. Congrats to Bob. One of the best of the best in comics!

    Chip
    BOOM!

  2. A very good place for Bob to be. A win/win for everyone. Ted Adams continues to prove why he is the best business mind in comic book publishing.

    Beau Smith
    The Flying Fist Ranch

  3. maija says:

    There seems to be a busted italics tag in this post that is putting the entire blog in italics.

  4. That’s awesome news there — I think Bob’s a very good fit for Ted’s crew.

    -B

  5. jacob lyon goddard says:

    one again i am shocked and impressed at IDW’s giant steps away from its embarrassing beginnings and towards being a great and respectable publisher of good comics.
    i can only hope that some of the other new and smaller publishers decide to walk in a similar direction.

    all the best to Bob, and i eagerly await all the big names that will be announcing projects with IDW in the near future

  6. Not a huge surprise at all but excellent news.

  7. “Embarrassing beginnings”? Back when they primarily published unique and experimental creator owned work as opposed to the tv, toy and movie licensing house they are now? You really think pushing out tons of GI Joe and Transformers makes them a more respectable publisher? I don’t fault them for running their business any way they want but that was a moronic statement.

  8. I never really looked at any IDW books until the last year or two when they started publishing more stuff with an indie flavor. Just because something is creator owned doesn’t mean it’s any good.

  9. Congrats to both Bob and IDW!

  10. Robert Morales says:

    Bob’s one of the few great editors in the field. IDW’s lucky to have him.

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