IDW Announcements Roll Out at Wonder Con 2014
San Diego, CA () At this years Wonder Con in Anaheim, IDW unleashed an impressive array of announcements, bolstering its lineup through the fall of 2014 and beyond. Brand-new titles, miniseries featuring fan-favorite characters, new Artists Editions, new television deals, and a first-of-its-kind exclusive creator deal rounded out the action-packed weekend.
IDW has secured the amazing talents ofLocke & Keyco-creatorGabriel Rodriguezby signing him to an exclusive deal. His work has appeared in IDW comics since the very beginning, and will continue to do so exclusively, with his next project being the hotly anticipatedLittle Nemo: Return to Slumberlandwith Eisner Award-winning writer,Eric Shanower.
IDW Entertainment, along withGeorge Lopezand his Travieso Production Company, announced they are developingWormwoodas an animated television series based on the acclaimed IDW title created byBen Templesmith.David M. Stern(Ugly Americans, The Simpsons) has been tapped to write the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer on the series. Circle of Confusion (Walking Dead) will also executive produce the show.IDW Entertainment will fund development of the series, which will soon be marketed to the networks.
At the Artists Edition panel, Special Projects EditorScott Dunbiershowed off some of the amazing art included in theMarvel Covers Artists Editionand announced thatJohn BuscemasSilver Surfer(in cooperation with Marvel Comics), and two more projects with Walter Simonson,Walter SimonsonsManhunter & Other Stories(in cooperation with DC Entertainment), andWalter Simonsons Lawnmower Man Artists Editionportfolio, collecting the entireStephen King-penned story into a deluxe portfolio, will soon join the IDW Artists Edition catalog!
The acclaimed videogame franchiseBorderlandsis returning to IDW with a brand new miniseries The Fall Of Fyrestone. Written by the original game writerMikey Neumann, the new series promises the dark humor and high-end action that fans love about the videogames.
IDWsStar Trekcomics continue to break new ground and delight fans with two stories that are Star Trek firsts.Star Trek#35 starts The Q Gambit, which crosses the paths of the omnipotent (and beloved) Q and the crew of the recent 2009 film franchise for the first time.In July, fans will get the chance to see all sixStar Trekmedical officers ban together for the first time as they fight a mysterious virus in the one-shotStar Trek Special: Flesh and Stone.
Traveling back to the 40s, the new miniseriesThe X-Files: Year Zeroby writerKarl Keseland artistsVic MalhotraandGreg Scottexplores the mysterious origins of the department and the strange connections Mulder and Scully now find themselves up against.
A new five-part miniseries set in the world ofJudge Dreddfocusing on Judge Anderson will debut this August:Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi-Division, by writerMatt Smithand artistCarl Critchlow,will continue to explore Dredds early years in this follow-up to SmithsJudge Dredd: Year Oneseries.
IDW returns toKonamishorror masterpiece withSilent Hill Downpour: Annes Story. Written byTom Waltz(Silent Hill: Sinners Reward, Silent Hill: Past Lifeand theSilent Hill Downpourvideo game), with artwork byTristan Jones(Ghostbusters, Hoax Hunters). Waltz, further acclaimed for his writing on IDWs ongoingTMNTrevival, will also launch a sci-fi action-adventure epic with artistCasey Maloney,The Last Fall.
The partnership between IDW and 44FLOOD was announced at New York Comic-Con 2013, and this weekend it was made public that the second release from this collaboration isBen TemplesmithsTheSquidder,a new four-issue series coming this August.
Also on the creator-owned front,Angel: After the Fallfan-favorite writerBrian Lynchwill launchMonster Motorsin July. Announced at The Greatest Panel in the Known Universe, the action-comedy features art and cover by Transformers artistNick Roche.
Transformers: Primacyis coming this August! WritersChris MetzenandFlint Dillewith artistLivio Ramondelliguide us through the war for Cybertron that will shake the world of the TRANSFORMERS to the core, in this, the final chapter of theCybertron Wartrilogy.
And finally (for now), IDWs partnership with Darby Pop Publishing grows with the upcoming July release ofDoberman. From the minds ofRob RosellandScott Marder, known fromIts Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaandUnsupervised, with writerJack Lambertand artistBrandon McKinney(Army of Two) the story of Frank Doberman comes to life and he wants a six-pack and vengeance!
Source: IDW Media