Wrath of Con
Despite what some weekly entertainment magazines might think, the core of Comic-Con is still comic books, and IDW proved that this past weekend by announcing numerous new books.
Having already announced a partnership with the British comic company 2000 AD, IDW revealed at Comic-Con that the relationship will commence with Al Ewing and Brendan McCarthy’s The Zaucer Of Zilki. The first of two issues will be out in October, and will retail for $3.99 each.
This will be followed in November by a new book for Judge Dredd, which will be written by Duane Swierczynski (Birds Of Prey) and drawn by Nelson Daniel (The Cape).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman will drawn and co-author his first full T.M.N.T. story IDW issues Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012. Due out in October, the comic is being co-written with Tom Waltz (Silent Hill) and will retail for $7.99.
Eastman is also collaborating with artists Simon Bisley (Lobo) and Joe Pearson on Lost Angeles, a six-issue post-apocalyptic Mad Max-ian tale. No release date or pricing has been announced so far.
IDW are also teaming with some famous faces for new books as well. Brea Grant, who played Daphne on Heroes but also co-wrote the comic We Will Bury You with her brother Zane will once again collaborate with her bro on Let’s Play God. In the release, Brea described the book — which is being drawn by EricJ (Fly) — as being like, “…Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in the Pacific Northwest.” The first issue will be out in October.
Similarly, Good Charlotte guitarist Billy Martin will draw and co-write Vitriol The Hunter, a collaboration with Beretta Jane guitarist Brent Allen about a monster hunter trying to take his land back from a group of monsters. Martin will also create music for the comic under the name Villain, with a code to download the tracks free included in each issue. The first of which will be out in early 2013, and retail for $3.99.
IDW will also release a trio of books under their Artist’s Edition tag, which are reprints of comics in the size they were originally drawn, on similar paper, and may include editorial notes, corrections, and other insights into the creative process. Besides releasing Gil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man: Artists Edition on November 21 ($125.00), and Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales: Artists Edition in June 2013, IDW are also shooting to get Mad: Artist’s Edition — as in yes, Mad Magazine — out this December.
For more information on these are their other comics, visit IDW’s website http://idwpublishing.com.