Bluefin has announced that pre-orders are now being taken for a unique (non-transforming) rendering of Optimus Prime – the stoic leader of the heroic Autobots – as he is featured in the hit IDW comic series is the first in a series of Transformers model kits forthcoming form Flame Toys and was designed by the famous 3D modelling company, TRGGER.
The figure stands 6 inches tall and features more than 40 articulated joints that provide for maximum poseability.
It’s been a couple of decades since Stan Saki’s Miyamoto Usagi crossed paths with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – but now, they are about encounter each other again and the future of Japan is at stake.
Dark Horse Comics and IDW will present a reunion twenty years in the making as the ronin rabbit and the heroes on the shell combine talents to take on the maniacal Jei.
The as yet untitled one-shot will be released in July in two formats: a standard comic book format and a deluxe hardcover collector’s edition.
Ezio Auditore returns to Assassin’s Creed in issue #12, now on sale, when Charlotte de la Cruz travels back to the memories of her ancestors and encounters an older Ezio who is mentoring her ancestor Hiram Stoddard.
Anthony Del Col will be attending New York Comic-Con 2016 where he will be promoting this issue as well as taking part in two panels and being available for signings.
Dark Horse Comics announced the ultimate bada$$ crossover event at Emerald City Comic con today: Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens!
The crossover pits the legendary lawman Judge Dredd against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens.
Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 will be in stores on July 27th. follow the jump for details.
BOOM! Studios and IDW have announced that they will partner for an epic sci-fi crossover – Star Trek/Planet of the Apes. The crossover would involve the crew of the original U.S.S. Enterprise and the characters from the original Planet of the Apes movie. The plot would have Klingons backing a renegade gorilla takeover of Ape City and Captain Kirk having to team up with Dr. Zaius’ orangutans in an effort to prevent it.
IDW Publishing and Fox Consumer Products just entered into a partnership to bring the X-Files back in Comic Book form. This partnership will initially start by re-printing collections of the original classic X-Files comics that was originally published between 1995 and 2009. Then later this year all new adventures will be published. What is not entirely clear in the announcement is, whether or not IDW will treat this property like recent TV Show adaptations – as an official continuation (ala Buffy Season 9) or if these will be further random out of time stories – like the original X-Files series. While this news excites me, as a long time X-Files fan, I will be very upset if it ends up being just random, out of context, monster of the week stories. Official press release after the break.
When Donald E. Westlake created the criminal force of nature he called Parker, he chose to publish it under a pseudonym that was singularly appropriate, Richard Stark. If there’s a single work that could describe Parker, it would be Stark. Richard Stark’s The Hunter is the first book in the series that Westlake wrote, and, until now, he had never allowed an adaptation to use the Parker name. That tells you how highly he regarded the work of Darwyn Cooke on this first adaptation [Cooke hopes to adapt all of the Parker novels to the graphic novel form].
One of the best episodes of television’s Angel was an episode called Smile time – in which Angel became a muppet-like puppet while investigating a children’s show that appeared to be putting children into comas, while sporting Joker-like rictus-grins. Like the best eps of the series, Smile Time combined off-the-wall horror with equally off-the-wall humor.
IDW adapted the episode into a three-issue mini-series and followed it up with a puppet/werewolf date and a mini-series that followed Spike and green demon Lorne to Japan, where a Japanese version of the deadly kiddie show was doing the same thing to Japanese kids.
Astro Boy is back with a bang in IDW’s adaptation of the forthcoming [October] movie. Distilling the essence of a character that has been a long-running manga; two television series and now “a major motion picture” can’t be easy. After all, there are several decades of Astro Boy material in one form or another.
The first issue of the IDW mini-series, adapted by Scott Tipton and Dave Tipton, with art by E.J. Su, begins at the very beginning [a very good place to start] and introduces us to most of the main characters: Dr. Tenma and his son, Toby; Orrin, Tenma’s butler/chauffeur, Professor Elefun, and President Stone among them.
IDW Publishing, publishers of such bestselling projects as Angel: After the Fall, Doctor Who: Agent Provacateur, and Welcome to Hoxford, has had five of its titles nominated for Eisner Awards. The Eisner Awards, named for comics legend Will Eisner, are given for creative achievement in American comic books.
IDW’s nominees are: Best Limited Series and Best Writer for Joe Hill’s Lock & Key; Best Reality-Based Work for Fishtown, and two nominations for Best Archival Collections/Project – Strips for The complete Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray, and Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles – both part of The Library of American Comics, and compiled and edited by Dean Mullaney.
Locke & Key tells about Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and is home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all. Joe Hill is the bestselling author of The Heart-Shaped Box.
Fishtown captures the story of four Philadelphia teenagers and their involvement with the murder of a sixteen-year-old boy. Kevin Colden wrote and illustrated Fishtown, which was originally released as a webcomic and won a Xeric Award for weekly series.
The Complete Little Orphan Annie, by Harold Gray, is the second series to be released under IDW’s The
Library of American Comics imprint, and is edited and designed by Dean Mullaney. Volume One contains more than 1,000 daily comics in nine complete stories, from the very first strip in August, 1924 through October, 1927.
Scorchy Smith and The Art of Noel Sickles is a comprehensive, 352-page volume that collects, for the first time, every Scorchy Smith strip, the groundbreaking 1930s aviation adventure series by Noel Sickles. Edited and designed by Dean Mullaney, Scorchy Smith also features extensive DVD-style extras examining Sickles’s life and the decades-long influence of his work, while showcasing the breadth of his career as one of America’s foremost magazine illustrators.