With the NY Comic Con only a few short days away now, I wanted to share some of the happenings and coolness that is going to be there for the fans from the fine folks at IDW Publishing. There is a lot to digest so check out the full press release below for the lowdown.
The Press Release:
IDW is heading east for New York Comic Con! To help fans prepare, here’s the complete list of IDW’s hottest EXCLSUIVES, most anticipated SIGNINGS, and can’t-miss PANELS. All of your convention must-haves are right here! The convention exclusives are only available for pick up at IDW Booth #1844. That is also the location of where the signings below will be held.
IDW SIGNING SCHEDULE
Thursday October 5th
10:00 – 12:00 Kid Lobotomy – Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler (*Free Sketches!)
10:00 – 11:00 Sh*t My President Says – Shannon Wheeler
11:00 – 12:00 Comic Book History of Comics – Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey
12:00 – 1:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Landry Walker (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
12:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/ Batman – Freddie E. Williams II
12:00 – 1:00 The Electric Sublime – W. Maxwell Prince
1:00 – 2:00 Mr. Wormwood Goes To Washington – Ben Templesmith (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
2:00 – 3:00 Top Shelf Soiree – Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Lauren Purje (You Might Be An Artist If…)
3:00 – 4:00 First Strike – Mairghread Scott
3:00 – 4:00 ROM – David Messina, Paolo Villanelli
3:00 – 4:00 Transformers – Alex Milne
4:00 – 5:00 Roots – Tara O’Connor (*Book Debut!)
5:00 – 6:00 Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition – Louise Simonson (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
5:00 – 6:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
5:00 – 6:00 Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
6:00 – 7:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Michael Dialynas, Ulises Farinas, Ryan Ferrier, Mateus Santolouco, James Tynion IV
Friday October 6th:
10:45 – 11:15 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Max Landis, Arvind Ethan David (*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
11:15 – 12:00 IDW PDX Presents FULL BLEED – Cassey Kuo
11:15 – 12:00 Top Shelf Soiree – Shannon Wheeler (Sh*t My President Says), Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Tara O’Connor (Roots)
12:00 – 1:00 DuckTales – Joe Caramagna
12:00 – 1:00 Atomic Robo – Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener
1:00 – 2:00 Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
1:00 – 3:00 Kid Lobotomy – Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler (*Free Sketches!)
2:00 – 3:00 The Beauty of Horror – Alan Robert
3:30 – 5:15 Star Trek: New Visions – John Byrne (*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
5:30 – 6:00 Dirk Gently – Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, Fiona Dourif, Mpho Koaho (*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
Plus! Don’t miss Peter Milligan & Tess Fowler signing Kid Lobotomy at St. Mark’s Comics Friday at 8PM!
Saturday October 7^th
10:00 – 11:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Jon Sommariva, Landry Walker
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
10:00 – 11:00 First Strike – Mairghread Scott
11:00 – 12:00 Samurai Jack – Fabian Rangel Jr.
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
11:00 – 12:00 Sh*t My President Says – Shannon Wheeler
12:00 – 1:00 Love is Love – Matthew Rosenberg, Chris Ryall, Cat Staggs
1:00 – 2:00 Dirk Gently – Arvind Ethan David, Robert Hack, Ilias Kyriazis
1:00 – 2:00 Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
2:00 – 3:00 Top Shelf Soiree –Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Tara O’Connor (Roots), Janet Lee (Return of The Dapper Men)
2:00 – 3:00 The Story of Men – Zep
2:00 – 3:00 Siberia 56 – Alexis Sentenac
2:00 – 4:00 Kid Lobotomy – Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler (*Free Sketches!)
3:00 – 4:00 Judge Dredd – Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas
3:00 – 4:00 Assassinistas – Tini Howard
4:00 – 5:00 Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition – Louise Simonson (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
4:00 – 5:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
5:00 – 6:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Michael Dialynas, Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas, Ryan Ferrier, Mateus Santolouco,
6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek – Cecil Castellucci, Donny Cates, Cryssy Cheung, Marc Laming, Declan Shalvey
Sunday October 8th
10:00 – 11:00 Jem and the Holograms – Jen Bartel, Gisele Lagace
10:00 – 11:00 Top Shelf Soiree – Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Tara O’Connor
(Roots), Lauren Purje (You Might Be An Artist If…)
11:00 – 12:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/ Batman, TMNT Adventures –
Billy Martin, Jon Sommariva, Freddie E. Williams II
11:00 – 1:00 Kid Lobotomy – Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler (*Free Sketches!)
12:00 – 1:00 Assassinistas – Tini Howard
1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Ted Anderson, Tony Fleecs, Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard, Andy Price, Jeremy Whitley (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
2:00 – 3:00 Star Wars Adventures – Elsa Charretier, Derek Charm,
Pierrick Colinet, Cavan Scott, Landry Walker (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
2:00 – 3:00 DuckTales – Joe Caramagna
3:00 – 4:00 Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
4:00 – 5:00 Sh*t My President Says – Shannon Wheeler
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Star Wars Adventures #1 Con Variant
Cover by Elsa Charretier, limited to 500 copies
Star Wars Adventures #2 Con Variant
Cover by Tim Levins, limited to 500 copies $10 each
DuckTales #1 B&W Con Variant
Cover by Marco Ghiglione, limited to 500 copies $10 each
Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #1 B&W Con Variant
Cover by Michael Avon Oeming, limited to 250 copies $10 each
Wormwood: Mr. Wormwood Goes to Washington #1 Con Variant
Cover by Ben Templesmith $10 each
Star Trek New Visions
John Byrne Photo Variant, limited to 200 copies $10 each
* First 100 people to buy this book on FRIDAY morning (not Thursday) will get a wristband for the John Byrne signing on Friday from 3:30-5:30pm.
Kid Lobotomy #1 Metallic Ink Con Variant
Cover by Tess Fowler, limited to 250 copies $10 each
Kid Lobotomy #1 Blank Sketch Variant
Limited to 500 copies $10 each
Tom Whalen Variant Comic and Bonus Poster
Covers by Tom Whalen; Each comic comes with a FREE lithograph!
Limited quantities available $25 each
My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Volume 1 Con Variant
Cover by Zachary Sterling, limited to 200 copies $20 each
Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition NYCC Variant
Cover by Bernie Wrightson, Limited to 100 copies $125 each
Design by Walter Simonson $27 each
DuckTales Disney Archives Official Lithograph
Art by Jeff Smith, Limited to 100 numbered prints $50 each
ENAMEL PINS: ALL ENAMEL PINS ARE $12 EACH! BUY 2+ PINS, PAY ONLY $10 EACH!
TMNT Bandana Pins (Convention Debut!)
Locke & Key Pins (Limited Qty: 125 each)
-Animal Key (NYCC Debut!)
-Moon Key (NYCC Debut!)
-Owl Key (NYCC Debut!)
-Gender Key (NYCC Debut!)
Sword of Ages Enamel Pin (Convention Debut!)
Designed by Gabriel Rodriguez, made by Skelton Studios
Hasbro Pins (Limited Qty: 100 each)
-Autobots shield (Transformers)
-Decepticons shield (Transformers)
-Arashikage tattoo (G.I. Joe)
-Cobra symbol (G.I. Joe)
-Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony)
-Songbird Sia (My Little Pony)
IDW PANEL SCHEDULE
Jack Kirby’s 100th Birthday Celebration with IDW!
Fri. October 6 | 1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m. | Room: 1A21
He swore off cons forever but love of the King is bringing him back! IDW is proud to have Eisner Hall of Famer JOHN BYRNE return to NYCC for one time only—to join fellow Hall of Famer WALTER SIMONSON in a rousing discussing of JACK “THE KING” KIRBY, complete with a presentation of over 1,300 images of Kirby’s work. IDW President Greg Goldstein and CCO Chris Ryall will preside over this one-of-a-kind team-up tribute. Plus: all in attendance will receive a Jack Kirby birthday gift of their own!
IDW:PDX & Black Crown — Full Bleed at the Cross Street of Comics & Chaos!
Fri. October 6 | 5:45p.m. – 6:45p.m. | Room: 1A02
Join IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Black Crown curator/editor Shelly Bond and IDW:PDX Creative Director Dirk Wood for an action-packed mash-up panel, with the very future of comics at stake! Here’s your first chance to get the full scoop on IDW:PDX, and their maiden publication, FULL BLEED: The Comics and Culture Quarterly! And It’s the official launch of BLACK CROWN which means stalwarts Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler and Tini Howard will be on hand, and expect more special guests! Peeks at unseen FULL BLEED artwork? Tales of what it’s like to interview Stephen King? Hardcore veterans & punk neophytes corrupting? You came to the right place!
IDW Publishing: Stars of 2018 Sat. October 7 | 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. | Room: 1A02
What does IDW have planned for 2018 and beyond? Here’s your first chance to find out! Join IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, and Editor Joe Hughes, along with Sword of Ages creator Gabriel Rodriguez and other talented-creators-to-be-named-later as they show and tell all about IDW’s upcoming slate of books, including a focus on our twin Stars, Star Wars and Star Trek! Bonus: everyone in attendance will receive a cool little promo item as well!
The First Official Sonic the Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall Sun. October 7 | 12:45p.m. – 1:45p.m. | Room: 1A02
At SDCC, IDW announced they were taking over Sonic the Hedgehog comics. The series won’t start until 2018 but this is the first official chance for fans to get in front of the editors to hear hints about what’s to come, share your history with Sonic, and have an informal meet-and-greet with IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Editor Joe Hughes, and maybe a special guest! Everyone in attendance will leave with a special Sonic something, too! Join us on the ground floor of an all-new Sonic adventure, won’t you?
New & Noteworthy Titles from IDW Books and Top Shelf Sun. October 8 | 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. | Room: 1A18
Take a closer look at fall releases and hear the first details of Spring 2018 titles in this comprehensive panel featuring titles and creators from both Top Shelf and IDW. The most diverse publishing house in comics takes to the stage for an hour-long celebration of the graphic novel. Hosted by IDW Senior Editor Justin Eisinger and Top Shelf’s Leigh Walton, join special guest creators in a lively discussion of upcoming releases and all things books. There’s an incredible selection of stories and art to cover so we hope to see you there!
About IDW: IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson. IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books. IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT. IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: In the similar fashion to the recently posted Image Comics NYCC stuff (seen HERE), I am keeping my opinions to the notion that all interested fans should line up for the things that they want the most as early as possible to ensure that they get something. Also it is super useful to have the NYCC App downloaded to your phone and updated with that which interests you so you don’t lose track. You might think this convention is easy peasy but it is not at all. Once you are in the middle of the fray it can get confusing. Trust me as I’ve been going for eight years now. As I’ve mentioned before we shall be once again be attending as members of the press and are super stoked to see all of the awesome from our favorite publishers, artists and the cosplay friends that we have made over the years. See you there. The countdown to Thursday continues.